ANTICHRIST IS NOT A NEW AGE JOKE
Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Alice Bailey, Edgar Casey, Alister Crowley, Benjamin Creme—are the founders and perpetrators of today’s New Age Movement, false messiahs, antichrist hoaxes, and, in general, a whole lot of gibberish, deception and distraction.
Lethal, confusing, and Biblically tagged as magicians, astrologers and sorcerers who deal in “familiar spirits” and “divination” (Daniel 2:2; I Chron. 10:13; Deut. 18:13)—these are the charlatans known in worldly circles as channelers, pop psychologists, and pseudo New Age spiritualists who delve into seances, mediums and manifold quackery.
Innumerable titles surround their confusions: Neo-paganism, the Occult, Theosophy, Satanism—in sum, the result of the failure to provide “spirituality” in an increasingly “secular humanistic” world compounded by an apostate Christianity—both void of true spiritual depth and meaning. A generally helpful analysis of the most recent of the New Age Movement can be found at Religious Tolerance.org:
“New Age teachings became popular during the 1970's as a reaction against what some perceived as the failure of Christianity and the failure of Secular Humanism to provide spiritual and ethical guidance for the future. Its roots are traceable to many sources: Astrology, Channeling, Hinduism, Gnostic traditions, Spiritualism, Taoism, Theosophy, Wicca and other Neo-pagan traditions, etc.
The “Neo-New Age Movement” (akin to dating the “Neo-Babylonian 1000-539 BC period with King Nebuchadnezzar vs. the Ancient Babylonia period under Nimrod cir. 3500 to 2400 BC) started in England in the 1960s where fertile fields of theosophy and Spiritualism (a la the Fox Sisters) flourished.
Small groups, such as the Findhorn Community in Inverness and the Wrekin Trust formed. The movement quickly became international. Early New Age mileposts in North America were a ‘New Age Seminar’ run by the Association for Research and Enlightenment, and the establishment of the East-West Journal in 1971. Actress Shirley MacLaine is perhaps their most famous current figure.
“During the 1980's and 90's, the movement came under criticism from a variety of groups. Channeling was ridiculed; seminar and group leaders were criticized for the fortunes that they made from New Agers. Their uncritical belief in the ‘scientific’ properties of crystals was exposed as groundless. But the movement has become established and become a stable, major force in North American religion during the past generation. As the millennium comes to a close, the New Age is expected to expand, promoted by the social backlash against logic and science.”
Speaking of the millennium of the New Age—an ultimate tenet of this “movement”—is not all love and oneness; and, hardly is it the ulturistic paradise soon to be ushered in as the Age of Aguarius—full of “happiness and understanding.”
“Dr. Carl Raschke, professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver describes New Age practices as the spiritual version of AIDS; it destroys the ability of people to cope and function. He describes it as ‘essentially, the marketing end of the political packaging of occultism...a breeding ground for a new American form of fascism.’” (Ibid. Religious Tolerance.org)
Evolution—and its many deviant expressions . . . social evolution, reincarnation, survival of the fittest . . . ultimately, some are simply more equal than others; thence, Dr. Raschke’s prophetic announcement: “A breeding ground for a new American form of fascism” (with all its ugly racial perjoratives and exculcivities—though most of those embracing the tenets of the New Age would be loathe to admit such a conclusion to their search for “spirituality” and “equality.”
What identifies this amorphus movement—this hodgebodge of provocatures and charmers—can be categorized (believe it or not) into an awareness and conscious striving for the following utopian concepts and consternations:
SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP
Under the “aura” of New Age one is encouraged to “shop” their beliefs and practices—whatever makes you “feel good” is what this spree is all about—including:
· Monism – there is but one single source of divine energy in the universe.
· Pantheism – “God” is all and exists in all – thence, we are all divine – thus, “God” is not found in Holy Writ – but within us all and we are in “God”
· Reincarnation – Hinduism’s transmigration of the soul—where after physical death, the soul returns into another physical frame; endless repetition of this perfects the soul.
· Karma – Linked to reincarnation – if your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds then you will be rewarded (or forbid “punished”) by ascending or descending into a “painful or good new life.”
· Aura – An invisible “energy field” which surrounds and radiates out from the body; however, some “adepts” can materially discern this multi-colored rainbow and thereby diagnose one’s mental, spiritual and physical state of health.
· Personal Transformation – Once one plunges into the depths of the New Age, marvelous and mystical experiences will pursue – props like hallucinogenic drugs can enhance one’s transformation; guided imagery, hypnosis, meditation—all “unlock” one’s innate potential wherein pure psychic powers, radically new understandings and healings of body, soul and mind are actualized. This transformation, when achieved by vast numbers of humans will result in world-wide spiritual, physical, and psychological revolution, transforming world culture to the better.
· Ecological Responsibility – We must join forces to preserve Mother Earth (Gaia) which, like ourselves, is a living and breathing entity.
· Universal Religion – If all be “God” – then all religious “paths” (i.e., “sadhanas”) lead to this ultimate reality. Eventually, a new universal religion will evolve and dissolve all differences: The Age of Aquarius will have arrived—leading to a New World Order.
· New World Order – Age of Aquarius – New Age
Utopia—through reincarnation, transformation, metaphysical practices will usher in the New Age. One world government will abolish all wars, poverty, disease, hunger, pollution. Love and oneness between genders, races, religions—all discrimination will be ended . . . all nationalities will be subsumed by world awareness.
Indeed, channeling, “spirit guides” and mediums, crystals (possessing “healing energy”); mantras and special chanting and incantations; new-age music (an actual genre); divination (fortune telling, Ching, Pendulum movements, Runes, Scrying, Tarot Cards); astrology (planet alignment and birth signs, etc.); the practice of “holistic health principals” (healing through acupuncture, crystals, iridology, massage techniques, polarity therapy, psychic healing, therapeutic touch, reflexology, etc.); and the consumptive “human potential movement” (individual and group mental and physical techniques are employed; including Esalen, EST, Gestalt Therapy, Primal Scream, Transcendental Meditation, Transactional Analysis and Yoga) – whatever it takes to bring in the New Age for you and the masses is available on the open market. And, with a little practice makes perfect—even you can achieve your ultimate potential, discovery the “God” within you is the same “God” within me—ad nausea, ad infinitum!
The ancient pagans, the aforementioned modern-day neo-pagans, and their pop New Age associates—all find themselves in a mixed bag of “spiritual workaholics” determined to bring in the New World Order. It is this New Age, New World Order, Millennium, Age of Aquarius which interests us at this juncture; and, in particular, the emphasis upon the “Messianic Figure” who will be the final catalyst in this quest – signaling the time has come for Blavatsky’s “Manifestation of the Hierarchy.”
Keep in mind, that this supreme figure is the ultimate expression of human ingenuity and endeavor—for “God Manifest” is in this one and through this one—for there is no need for “God” in the first place! This oxymoronic statement is duly noted in the convoluted writings of the one, Annie Besant:
“No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.” (Brainy Quote, Annie Besant)
MAITREYA – THE NEW AGE MESSIAH
The ultimate Ascended Master will be the final Messiah—the Uber-Maitreya, according to the teachings of the New Agers who shall usher in the New World Order—this is the one who is the finality of all messianic types—those who have ascended into that spiritual state of perfection, to bring the earth and its inhabitants into that marvelous state of peace, love, and bliss. Who will be the “Chosen One” to effect such a global transformation?
Oh, yes, the “Christian symbolism” and overtures in this effort of the coming New Age Messiah are legion and legendary—for they are many and “profound” to those who are “into” the mysteries—especially susceptible are “the very elect” (actually believers in the real Jesus Christ of the Gospels)—although they most assuredly think otherwise!
“It is not for us yet to know the date or hour of the reappearance of the Christ. His coming is dependent upon the appeal (the often voiceless appeal) of all who stand with massed intent; it is dependent also upon the better establishment of right human relations & upon certain work being done at this time by senior Members of the Kingdom of God, the Church Invisible, the spiritual Hierarchy of our planet; it is dependent also upon the steadfastness of the Christ's disciples in the world at this time and His initiate-workers---all working in the many groups: religious, political & economic.
“To the above must be added what Christians like to call ‘the inscrutable Will of God,’ that unrecognized purpose of the Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days (as He is called in the Old Testament) Who ‘knows His own Mind, radiates the highest quality of love & focuses His Will in His Own high Place within the center where the Will of God is known.’” (The Reappearance of the Christ, Djwhal Khul through Alice A. Bailey, Alice A. Bailey from: "The Reappearance of the Christ" by Alice A. Bailey, Lucis Publishing Company)
The gobbledygook is endless—as Alice A. Bailey’s Ascended Master, The Tibetan, was positioned to be the Christ of Love (Jesus the Christ—Occidental) and Christ of Light (Buddha—Oriental) personified into the ultimate Christ-Messiah of Love and Light! Where EAST meets WEST—proving that Rudyard Kipling’s “never the twain shall met” was wrong!
“By the pouring out of the Christ life or consciousness upon the masses everywhere, and in every nation. This spiritual inflow will bring about the reorienting of human desire, and will evoke the emotional response to His Presence. This therefore brings the astral plane within the active sphere of His influence; this involves the release of the energy of goodwill into the hearts of men, predisposing them towards right human relations. It is this establishing of right relations which is the major objective of His coming triple activity. The masses everywhere will be responsive to the work and the message of Christ, as it is implemented from the mental plane by the disciples and initiates, overshadowed by the mind of Christ.” (Ibid. Alice A. Bailey).
Indeed, this “Christ” comes in many “shapes and sizes” – but all are of God and in God – but the final revelation of THE Ascended Master will fulfill all until God is “all in all.”
“The work and the teaching of the Christ will be hard for the Christian world to accept, though easier of assimilation in the East. Nevertheless, some hard blow or some difficult presentation of the truth is badly needed if the Christian world is to be awakened, and if Christian people are to recognize their place within a worldwide divine revelation and see the Christ as representing all the faiths and taking His rightful place as World Teacher. He is the World Teacher and not a Christian teacher. He Himself told us that He had other folds and to them He has meant as much as He has meant to the orthodox Christian. They may not call Him Christ, but they have their own name for Him and follow Him as truly and faithfully as their Western brethren.” (Ibid. Alice A. Bailey)
THE SOURCE & CESSPOOL OF THE ASCENDED MASTERS – INTRODUCING THE WEST TO THE EAST
Heralding the dawn of the Age of Aquarius is a woman – oddly enough, from German ancestry, born in Russia (just as my relatives were) - Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky who founded the international Theosophical Society. Her maiden name was Helena Petrovna von Hahn.
“Theosophy is a fragment of the ancient, once universal, wisdom teaching. The masters of Theosophy, located in Tibet and around the world, preserve and extend this ancient wisdom. Periodically they send forth one of their own - or a messenger - to help spread this teaching to all of humanity.
“In the 1800’s they had been searching for a century for the next messenger and finally settled upon Helena Blavatsky, born to a noble Russian family. She saw the master who would be her teacher in her dreams as a child. She met him in Hyde Park in London when she was 20. She managed to enter Tibet and was trained by those masters in Tibet from 1868 to 1870. From 1875 through her death in 1891 she spread that message around the world.
“Theosophy is the name Blavatsky gave to that portion of knowledge that she brought from the masters to the world. It comes from the term ‘Theosophia’ used by the Neoplatonists to mean literally ‘knowledge of the divine.’” (Blavatsky.Net Theosophy)
A further backgrounder would be helpful on Blavatsky:
“Helena Petrovna Blavatsky ( H P Blavatsky ) was born on August 12, 1831, at Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), Russian Ukraine, daughter of Colonel Peter Alexeyevich von Hahn and novelist Helena Andreyevna (née de Fadeyev). In 1849, at the age of 16, she married the much older N. V. Blavatsky, and some months later began more than 20 years of extensive travel, bringing her into contact with mystic traditions the world over. The travels provided a basis for Madame Blavatsky's claim to have studied for seven years under Hindu mahatmas (masters) in the East. She also claimed to have several times entered Tibet, which at that time was practically inaccessible to foreigners.
“In 1873 Madame Blavatsky arrived in New York. In July 1875 she was urged ‘to establish a philosophico-religious society,’ and in the fall of the same year she became the principal founder, along with Col. Henry Steel Olcott and William Quan Judge, of The Theosophical Society. She devoted the rest of her life to its humanitarian and educational objectives.” (age-of-the-sage.org, H P Blavatsky)
And, what of her ultimate Christ—and the “externalization of the hierarchy?” Both Blavatsky (The Secret Doctrine) and Bailey (The Externalization of the Hierarchy) wrote extensively concerning the “externalization of the hierarchy” which would be the precursor to the coming of the Christ. Both affirmed that adepts would transverse the planet prior to and in preparation of the coming New Age Messiah.
They and their adherents see in sundry events—such as the founding of the United Nations—the alignment of those forces bringing about the coming of the New Age Messiah:
“May Christ return to Earth. This return must not be understood in its usual connotation and its well-known mystical Christian sense. Christ has never left the Earth. What is referred to is the externalization of the Hierarchy and its exoteric appearance on Earth. The Hierarchy will eventually, under its Head, the Christ, function openly and visibly on Earth. This will happen when the purpose of the divine Will, and the plan which will implement it, are better understood and the period of adjustment, of world enlightenment and of reconstruction has made real headway.
“This period begins at the San Francisco (United Nations) Conference (hence its major importance), and will move very slowly at first. It will take time, but the Hierarchy thinks not in terms of years and of brief cycles (though long to humanity), but in terms of events and the expansion of consciousness.
“Therefore, we have at the meridian point of June 1945, within the mid range of the occult 100 year cycle of the constellations Leo, Capricorn and Pisces with emerging Aquarian energy, a definitive timeframe for the commencement of the externalization of hierarchy measured in events and expansions of consciousness of humanity.
“As a worldwide group of sworn Aquarian disciples we can but thank the Christ for the inflow of Aquarian energy we duly and rightfully seek to dispense now.” (Externalization of Hierarchy, Manifestation, Withdrawal and Externalization, Jeremy Condick, April 2006)
Blavatsky, Bailey, and Besant were all enamored with Tibetan Buddhism—for here on earth’s highest plateau is where the “secret doctrine” evolved and, I hasten to add, continues to enrapture the planet’s Aquarian disciples:
In “Why is the externalization of the Christ important?” by “His Holiness Buddha Maitreya”—and as in most of “their writings” the mystical overtones and elaborate nomenclatures are relentless . . . but eventually they get to where all this is going:
“It’s like Tulkus – their process of externalization has never been big for them – for Tibet yes, but not for the world. Second ray people are not interested in groups or individuals but helping all. Christ is second ray and so to move from the sixth ray to the second ray there needs to be an externalization of Christ.
So all these Tulkus that I’m coming to find are emanations of me that I’ve set up for 500 years and they’re me actually…and I’m my best student…So when I go out and deal with the Tulkus, I’m actually talking to myself, dealing with myself, cooperating with a great big reality and that’s what happens within the Hierarchy of the Christ Principle is that the Christ Principle is in a relationship of establishing an individual relationship with people – the Second Coming of Christ. It’s a collective messiahship. It works with the relationship of people being able to respond to the Christ AND being a disciple, not just being a follower. But what it means to be a disciple.” (What is the Difference Between a Second Coming and An Incarnation? By “His Holiness Buddha Maitreya” The Tibetan Foundation, July 13, 2003)
Just about this time, one wonders where are the conspiratorial Masons when you need them—don’t worry, Alice Bailey knows this secret as well:
“The Masonic Movement ... will meet the need of those who can, and should, wield power. It is the custodian of the law; it is the home of the Mysteries and the seat of initiation.
“It holds in its symbolism the ritual of Deity, and the way of salvation is pictorially preserved in its work. The methods of Deity are demonstrated in its Temples and under the All-seeing Eye the work can go forward.
“It is a far more occult organization than can be realized and is intended to be the training school for the coming advanced occultists ... in Masonry you have the three paths leading to initiation. As yet they are not used, and one of the things that will eventuate -- when the new universal religion has sway and the nature of esotericism is understood -- will be the utilization of the banded esoteric organism, the Masonic organism and the Church organism as initiating centers.
“These three groups converge as their inner sanctuaries are approached. There is no dissociation between the One Universal Church, the sacred inner Lodge of all true Masons, and the inner-most circles of the esoteric societies.” (Alice Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pages 14, 511, 513 found in: The Seventh Trumpet, Jeffrey Brackeen’s E-Mail News Letter)
The following sums up where all this “externalization and New Age Messiah” is going:
Constance Cumbey, who in the 1980s authored Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow and, subsequently, introduced the dangers of the New Age Movement (NAM) into the consciousness of the Church at large—in particular, the evangelical wing and how NAM’s incursions into the Church will prepare believers to a false New Age-style Messiah—wrote:
“A vast organizational network today, the New Age Movement received its modern start in 1875 with the founding of the Theosophical Society by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. . . Strongly propounding the theory of evolution, they also believed in the existence of ‘masters’ who were either spirit beings or fortunate men more highly ‘evolved’ than the common herd.’” (Cumbey, Constance, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 44)
Elliot Miller in his best seller, A Crash Course on the New Age Movement, described the New Age Jesus as:
“The New Age Jesus became ‘the Christ’ only after purifying himself of ‘bad karma’ through many incarnations, and even now (as many New Agers believe) he is only one of several ‘masters’. . . (Miller, Elliot. A Crash Course on the New Age Movement, p. 30)
Regarding the pontifications of Alice Bailey, Cumby writes:
“(Bailey) . . . did more than anyone, except perhaps H. P. Blavatsky, to build the foundations for the ‘New Age’.” (Cumbey, Constance, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 49)
In sum, the adepts or “Masters” will abound prior to the Age of Aquarius and prepare the New Age for the coming of the ultimate Christ, the Messiah—the Master of Masters. Many evangelical expositors affirm that such an externalization is nothing more than the increase of demonic activities and the fulfillment of Jesus’ words prior to His actual Second Coming:
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect . . . Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. But take heed: see, I have told you all things beforehand” (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22-23).
EVANGELICALS AND THE COMING NEW AGE MESSIAH
What Cumbey and David Hunt in his Seduction of Christianity accomplished in so far as American Christianity is concerned—and, in particular its evangelical wing—is the awareness and exposure of NAM into the Church, even the “believing Church.” Furthermore, they introduced the concept that the ultimate Master, Antichrist-Adept, would be someone fully supported by and familiar with the essence of the New Age; here, political Left and Right meet . . .
(Cumbey) “created controversy with her belief that there was a conspiracy within the broad New Age movement concerning the antichrist. She has globally circulated a CD Rom with the title Javier Solana: Mystery Man of the New World Order and is publicly making links between biblical prophecies, in which she firmly believes, concerning the antichrist, the 10 member Western European Union, Solana and a November 22, 1995 earthquake in Eilat, Israel.” (Constance Cumbey, Wikipedia)
Cumbey rejected New Age spirituality and propounded the notion that a vast “underworld” Aquarian Conspiracy proposed by authoress Marilyn Ferguson was nothing more than a final attempt to bring about a systematic implementation of an apostate one world religion. Evangelical Christianity had, in particular, become altogether vulnerable to such a conspiracy.
Cumby’s many critics who felt her thesis was exceedingly flawed (evangelicals like Elliot Miller of the Christian Research Institute; Eric Pement of Cornerstone Community of Chicago; Spiritual Counterfeits Project of Berkley, CA; and Douglas Groothuis)—although they too rejected the New Age as anti-Christ—found the conspiratorial plotlines of NAM in producing the final Christ or Antichrist, fraught with inconsistencies and bogus reasoning.
Notwithstanding those critics, Cumbey launched A Planned Deception in which she not only acclaimed her findings as accurate, but extended those findings to those same anti-cult ministries/critics who had been “infiltrated” by NAM itself!
“These allegations led to further exchanges between herself and her critics. Her allegations were also examined and rejected by Bob and Gretchen Passantino in their book Witch Hunt.
“Christian scholars of new religious movements, such as Irving Hexham, John Drane and John Saliba, have rejected Cumbey's position on the New Age movement as being implausible and inaccurate.” (Ibid. Wikipedia)
CUMBEY’S ANTICHRIST: Javier Solana
Candidates for the Antichrist have been men in virtually all positions of public influence, the most frequent modern candidates: Charles Prince of Waleshttp://www.lionlamb.net/Yavoh/archive/print/Nov2001PN.htm,Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, John Lennon, various Popes, the European Union and recent Presidents of the United States. Some have taken seriously the suggestion made by the Left Behind series, that the Antichrist may be the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Since the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack, theories about Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, or George W. Bush being the Antichrist have been put forward. In addition, apocalyptic Christians such as Herb Peters and Constance E. Cumbey point to Javier Solana. This claim echoes the plot of the Left Behind novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.” (Please visit this outstanding web site on an overall view of the Antichrist throughout history: Reference.com)
It is this UN-European Antichrist of the Left Behind series to which Constance Cumbey’s Javier Solana hails:
Dr Javier Solana Madariaga (born July 14 1942 in Madrid, Spain) is the High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU). He was a physicist who became a political minister for 13 years before serving as NATO Secretary-General 1995–99. Dr. Solana was designated to become EU Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2006.
(Ibid. Javier Solana Madariaga)
Quite the credentials, wouldn’t you say? And, so says Cumbey—here comes the Euro-Antichrist, the end-product of the New Age Conspiracy akin to Left Behind’s fictitious Antichrist domiciled in a United States of Europe: NICOLAE CARPATHIA.
“While I admit to saying Javier Solana could be a potential EDUCATED GUESS for an antichrist type, I have not named him . . . As a scholar on Solana, at this point, I may be without peer. I have read virtually everything written by him and much of it about him. I have read speeches by his brother, Luis Solana; his mother Nieves Matthews’ book on the life and career of Sir Francis Bacon, several books by his grandfather, Salvador de Madariaga de Rojo, and a book by his Aunt Isabel de Madariaga on the life of Catherine the Great. I have followed his activities on nearly a daily basis via the internet since November 22, 1995.
“1. Solana's initial power base was the 15 nation European Union AND the TEN NATION WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION. xxxxx claimed on one of his pages that he deleted the ten nation reference because it was ‘an evidence’ that Christians could take as ‘the ten horns’ of Daniel and Revelation;
“2. Solana did conclude and sign a treaty with Israel on November 20, 1995, two days before I made his internet acquaintance.
“3. Two days after the treaty was signed, the Red Sea resort area of Israel (Eilat) and surrounding Egyptian country was struck by a massive earthquake -- one like much of the material I have placed on Wikipedia, was evidently the recipient of historical revisionism. Within a week, the 7.2 mw quake was downgraded to one only 6.2 in strength. [][] Also omitted from the time line on the latter account was the Treaty signing of November 20, 1995.” (User: Cumbey: On Javier Solano as Antichrist - Wikipedia)
Folks, just when you think it can’t get any more complicated and surreal—the conspiratorialists amongst the believing Church—especially the evangelical wing—are apt to shock you with their latest:
“Those who are working to bring about the New Age are using a dialectical process in which seemingly opposed movements of ‘right’ and ‘left’ ideologies are actually working towards the same goal. In the end, the Joel’s Army Revolution (from Columbine/right-wing/Christian/Republican) will merge with Maitreya’s New Age Movement (from WTC/left-wing/Eastern Religion/Democrat) and both will be exploited to enforce the will of the Kabalistic Jewish empire of the Antichrist. In this way, the Illuminati are able to deceive ‘Red’ Christians/Conservatives and ‘Blue’ New Agers/Liberals at the same time. While Maitreya may say right now that he is against the unjust treatment of Palestine by the Israelis, with the above dialectical process in mind Maitreya might very well be working for the Judeo-Freemasonic conspiracy that will destroy the Palestinians. Of this, more will be said later.” (THE COLUMBINE YOUTH REVOLUTION RECRUITING YOUNG DOMINIONISTS FOR JOEL'S ARMY, Anonymous Author, Watch Unto Prayer Ministries, Barbara Aho (Source))
Yes, Aho’s anti-Semitic Antichrist prevails—even in a Euro-Centric setting; of course, he’s a crypto-Catholic but of Jewish ancestry, no less!
THE EURO-CENTRIC ANTICHRIST OF LaHAYE, LINDSEY, AHO, CUMBEY, ET AL
Well, we’ve come full circle. The Euro-centric crypto-Catholic and Jewish Antichrist of Barbara Aho (The Morovingian bloodline Pierre Plantard of the Priory of Sion (Please see: Antichrist is Not a Jew – Part II); Constance Cumbey’s fixation on Javier Solano, current Euro-heavy, and also a Catholic (who knows, perhaps a crypto-Catholic akin to Aho’s Jewish Kabbalistic Antichrist with Masonic links, etc.); LaHaye’s fictitious NICOLAE CARPATHIA of the Left Behind series and scores of other Europeans who have been infected by the New Age movement.
“This is the first installment in a 12 book series based on the Bible's Book of Revelation. It concerns an intrepid band of hardy, but not quite good, souls who are amongst the billions of people left behind after the Rapture. Rayford Steele is an airline pilot who is busy fantasizing in mid-flight about committing adultery with one of his stewardesses, Hattie Durham, when suddenly a bunch of the passengers disappear. In what I thought were the best passages in the book, confusion reigns as folks try to figure out where everybody went and unbelieving husbands and wives pat down the piles of clothing their Christian spouses left behind. Rayford is one of the first to figure out what’s happened, his wife was recently born again, and he realizes that if the believers have been taken to Heaven, then the time of tribulations is upon the Earth. He returns home to find his wife and son have been summoned, but Chloe, his skeptical daughter, remains. Together, they go to his wife's New Hope Church, where they surprisingly find the pastor, Bruce Barnes, who reveals that he never truly believed that Christ was the Savior. Over the succeeding pages these three join forces with Buck Williams, a tenacious reporter, to form the Tribulation Force. Their clandestine mission is to stop the Antichrist, whom they identify as Nicolae Carpathia, a Romanian politician who is sort of half JFK, half Slobodan Milosevic. The handsome, charismatic, multilingual, Carpathia plans to use the United Nations to disarm the world, establish a single currency and establish his own Global Village. Most folks don't recognize the insidious nature of his plan--it doesn't help that the true believers are all gone and all of the evil folk are still around--so the Tribulation Force faces a lonely, uphill battle; it is truly ‘the most dangerous cause a person could ever join.’” (Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days, www.Brothersjudd.com)
The only twist in characters here is the fact that the New Age Antichrist is “spiritually-inclined” but very political in nature—and specifically, based out of Europe! Likewise, the United Nations and/or the European Union—along with other “international-oriented agencies” like the American Council on Foreign Relations, along with the various Masonic Orders, New-Age Catholics, ecumenical endeavors of all religious faiths, and, of course, the Kabbalistic Jews who are behind this mishmash assortment of Anti-Christus—all are energized to produce and coronate the one-world government headed by Antichrist!
DARBY, THE BRETHREN AND THE EURO-CENTRIC ANTICHRIST
John Nelson Darby’s pretribulational rapturists—enamored with a revived Roman Empire—believed Antichrist would hail, naturally, from the colonizers of Europe with their ever-broadening empires of the 1800s. Historicism had extrapolated events to their extremity but Christ was no where in sight. Enter Darby. He and his cadre of eschatologists appeared on the scene—Christ still had not returned, even after the demise of the Catholic Church under Napoleon! Time was up and still nothing of Christ’s return.
Darby and his “Brethren” became the prolific Millenarian writers of the mid-1800s and saw in this European expansionism the footprint of Antichrist—the preparation for the final days. One such writer, Benjamin Willis Newton, colleague of Darby, was akin to today’s Hal Lindsey. He interpreted the Europe of his day in light of Bible prophecy.
Once the Rothschild’s allegedly cut a deal with the Sultan (Ottoman Empire) for the construction of a railway from Constantinople to Baghdad—Newton seized upon it as another sign of the merger of the Eastern and Western halves of the old Roman Empire: “Roman world, from England to the Euphrates” would have as its nexus, ROME!
In 1859 Newton brought forth the theological implication of these developments:
“The interests of France, Great Britain and Austria are more and more felt to be identical as respects the aggression of Russia; and this feeling Spain, Italy and Greece, will soon thoroughly share . . .”
Thus, in the midst of America’s Civil War, Newton published (1863) his map of the ten kingdoms making up the “Revived Roman Empire.” It was made up of France, Spain, Northern Italy, the Neopolitan States, Austria, Turkey, Greece, Syria and Egypt, together with the British Isles.
Newton’s forward in “Babylon: Its Future History and Doom with remarks on the Future of Egypt and Other Eastern Countries” (Third Edition, 1890), B. W. Newton was adamant: “On Israel, and on Western Europe chiefly will rest the responsibility of causing the revived Eastern Branch of the Roman World to be what it is to be.”
Indeed, the aforementioned contemporary apocalyptic writers see in the rise of the New Age, and ecumenism, the preparation for the coming Antichrist—Newton predicted as much at the commencement of the 19th Century:
“The result of the late war with Russia has been to bring the Turkish dominions into recognised political connection with Western Europe...The ancient outline of the Roman Empire will again appear...At bottom, Mohommedanism, what is it but a sect of Christianity? When the Papists, and the Greek church and Judaism, and Mohommedanism, and Anglicanism, shall re-echo this sentiment, and when it shall become governmentally adopted by the nations of the Roman world, we shall soon see the ‘Ephah’ and ‘wickedness’, its inmate, established in the land of Shinar.”
The dominance of “Colonial Europe” in Newton’s era was obvious—ipso facto, the Fourth Beast was the Revived Roman Empire in toto. Now, with the New Age Movement in full apostate swing throughout the world—the final “Master” – the false Messianic New Age Guru – would be from the dark side of a vast European conspiracy. Antichrist would ascend the throne of East-West Leadership in Europe!
Yes, many are they—some dearly beloved by this author—who in the course of time have shied from history’s ultimate conclusion and embraced the Euro-centric Antichrist as if time stood still:
“Many excellent Bible scholars share this understanding of prophecy. One such scholar is John Walvoord. In his book, The Nations in Prophecy, Walvoord says: ‘A crisis in the Mediterranean area leads to the formation of the revived Roman Empire composed of a ten-nation confederacy. This is occasioned by the rise of the Roman ‘prince that shall come’ (Daniel 9:26) who subdues three of the kings and secures the submission of the seven remaining rulers. His successful conquest of these ten kingdoms, outlined in Daniel 7:23-26, makes the Roman ruler supreme in his control of this revived form of the ancient Roman Empire.’” (John F. Walvoord, The Nations in Prophecy, 103.)
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Well, for starters, the descendency of European colonialism, two world wars, and persistent nationalism throughout Europe—while, at the same time, American ascendancy as the world’s only Super Power is so hegemonic in its presentation and scope that one would have to assume that the discovery of the New World never happened to ignore such a geopolitical reality!
America—that’s THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—is the pinnacle of Western Civilization, the fulcrum of all that bespeaks of Greco-Roman civilization. To isolate a Revived Roman Empire to the eastern shores of the Atlantic is utterly preposterous! And, to adjudge Mystery Babylon the Great to be a literal city on the banks of the Euphrates is absurdity to the uttermost—especially when that logistic is currently and totally occupied by the United States military!
The coming Antichrist—and I am confident that the future Antichrist will bear the marks of the New Age—is both the kingdom and the King of the final evolution and development of Western Civilization as seen on the banks of the Euphrates by King Nebuchadnezzar, of whom it was said: YOU ARE THE HEAD OF GOLD! (Daniel 2:39a).
To declare that Babylon is but a “system” neglects the Biblical fact that the Kingdom of Babylon was not the only thing in view—but the King himself! Antichrist is not simply a “system” but a person!
Today’s geopolitical realities far exceed the world of Benjamin Newton—and, I am confident, that if Newton could see today’s world, he would assuredly notice that there’s a huge elephant in the room who completely overshadows all that Europe ever thought of being or ever could be; however, Europe’s EXTENSION, the United States of America, is that final outcropping—the 11th Horn of Daniel—both a Kingdom/System, with a King: THE ANTICHRIST.
All that LaHaye, Lindsey, Cumbey, Aho, et al can hope for is the complete economic and military collapse of these United States of America so that Babylon on the Euphrates or Babylon on the Tiber—not on the Hudson—can fulfill their inane prophecies! Why am I so straightforward? Because their thesis of a New Age Antichrist being birthed in Europe to lead the world is so far fetched and unscriptural that it borders on a complete fraud, given the glaring facts of geo-political reality and of the Bible’s metaphors which bespeak of a progression of Gentile World Power.
The deception is likewise straightforward: The Patriotic Church of America—galvanized around America hegemony as the “city set on a hill”—with its manifest destiny and Christian leadership role throughout the earth, is simply the only fortress that suits any immediate or yet future Antichrist: Nothing comes close—especially, Europe!
Many of our writings have spoken to this matter—this article simply draws immediate attention to that fact, while its main thrust is to announce that the New Age is NOT the sum and substance of the future Antichrist (at best an underlying influence). Antichrist is not a New Age joke—Antichrist is a POLITICAL ANIMAL—first and foremost—a Western one at that, and, most definitely, the one who leads the West! The deception is rife, no doubt, but the lie abides: “Ye shall be like God, knowing good and evil” – the final eruption of the “liar from the beginning” – “The Lawless One” is just as deceptive . . .
“Then the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’” (Genesis 3:4-5).
“I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High’” (Isaiah 14:13-14).
“Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done” (Daniel 11:36).
“Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (II Thessalonians 2:4).
“And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?’
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed” (Revelation 13:3-4, 11-15).