A NEW Anointing- Pentecost
the spirit being poured out on ALL Flesh
How will this all this be accomplished? It will not be reached by dialogue alone there must be a spiritual counterpart, a spiritual mechanism to this unity. A NEW PENTECOST, an experience all can share in. In 1966, the Pope prayed to the Holy Spirit for the success of the Ecumenical Council, Vatican II: “Renew Thy wonders in our day, as by a new Pentecost. Grant to Thy Church that, being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and following the lead of blessed Peter, it may advance the reign of our Divine Savior, the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen.”
Considering that the Pope was known as the great ecumenist (the new will continue to this goal) to bring religions in unity by interfaith dialogue meetings (The Pope had 7 global prayer meetings united with the various different religions.) The charismatic renewal was supposedly the result of an outpouring that brought the two opposing parties in Christiandom together. In the mid 60s, when the NEW Pentecost had spread, Leon Cardinal Suenens said, “The drive toward unity among Christians seems irreversible; we may hope that the hour is not far off. . . . We are permitted to be confident with hope founded in God and in the progress of theology that the third millennium will see the restoration of full unity and full communion.”
This new outpouring is global in its effect today. It has resulted in a “progress of theology.” promoted by the Latter Rain movement and other aberrations. Since this NEW Pentecost has spread, the walls have come down in the denominations and new associations with Rome were birthed; but there is more to this unity than just Rome.
Where is this going? To unify with all religions. So many are already saying that God is pouring out his spirit on all flesh, it is the same God and His Spirit that is bringing us into unity with all people of all faiths. This is a counterfeit outpouring that has nothing to do with the real one that will take place in the tribulation period. Just as the false Christ comes before the true one, a false peace, unity and worship will also take place. But to make this work there must be a false outpouring that will lead the world into its false sense of security and peace.
New Ager Barbara Hubbard wrote about the Teaching from the Inner Christ, and summarizes what many in the new age movement have been “feeling” how the human race will soon experience a day of 'Planetary Pentecost.' Hubbard’s 'Christ, communicated to her 'the Planetary Smile is another name for the Planetary Pentecost. When enough of us share a common thought [paradigm shift) of our oneness with God, Spirit will be poured out on all flesh paying attention' (p. 79).
The new age Christ revealed a “Planetary Pentecost” to Barbara Marx Hubbard where there is to be a “quantum leap” in the evolution of mankind: “At the moment of cosmic contact, I will appear to you both through inner experience and through external communication on your mass media.”
This is the very way Maitreya (the new age Christ figure) has claimed he would be made known to the world—it’s called the EMERGENCE. With the spiritual landscape changing in the world and the church it sets the stage for the unveiling. As the religions unite in the their common beliefs and goals, essentially a new spirituality emerges.
Yes, there us a plan unfolding that is not known to many, but some are aware of the goal and are working towards it. “Co-operation is another word for Unity. Unity and co-operation are the springboards to the future and the guarantee of achievement for all men. Great reservoirs of power lie untapped within humanity, waiting for the magic of co-operation to unleash. (The Master--)
“My friends, I am here with you to show you the way to Peace, which is the way to God” (Message No. 135 February 2nd 1982). Here Maitreya says to make peace brings one to God. Maitreya says if we will accept His advice then we are on the threshold of an era of peace and goodwill. Interestingly Maitreya claims “ I am the Prince of Peace... I am in your hearts as love... By pure love man will achieve... By my help all shall be achieved” (Message No. 100)
Whether its Maitreya or another saying this, it is all the same – they are working toward the same goal. All are working to present a united front against the evils of the world. They believe in unity of all who name the name of Christ-regardless of doctrine or practice. This has allowed for non-offensive elements of Scripture to remain, while eliminating the most essential doctrines of the Faith for the sake of unity. And the unity they seek is not just with other professing Christians, but with members of all faiths.
In 1991 The Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP) brought the resources of all the world's religions --their sacred teachings, practices, beliefs, and rituals-- to bear on this goal of world peace.
New age promoter Teilhard de Chardin had recognized “surely the solution for which modern mankind is seeking must essentially be exactly the solution which I have come upon…. A general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who fundamentally satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form, in which a religion of the future can be conceived. (How I Believe, Teilhard de Chardin p.85)
Those who have experienced this new paradigm, which is an influence of “the spirit poured out on all flesh” become filled with a mission. At the same time they become blind to the truth and are zealous for the lie. Becoming emissaries for the new paradigm, they now have a purpose and mission in life, convinced that it is God behind it.
“.... Dr. Philip Potter, WCC General Secretary, quoted from a 1969 WCC Central Committee directive as follows: “We call upon the churches to move beyond charity, grants and traditional programming to relevant and sacrificial action leading to new relationships of dignity and justice among all men and to become THE AGENTS FOR THE RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF SOCIETY.” The term agents of change would be more apropos. The New age agenda is to bring transformation using terms and words that many are unacquainted with so they will accept the concepts and practices of the new age movement.
“Men and women of faith are a strong influence on group and individual conduct. As teachers and guides, you can be powerful agents for change. You can inspire people to new levels of commitment and public service. You can help bridge the chasm of ignorance, fear and misunderstanding. You can set an example of interfaith dialogue and cooperation.” (Kofi Annan http://interfaithchristian.org/)
Here we have the mention of change agents coming from the head of the UN, its intent is to unite.
The “agents of change” are in every sector of our society and we need to be aware of their procedures and goals. Their influence becomes very evident in the spiritual arena especially when it enters the church; for the church has not entertained the same goals or methods they have, until recently.
The new age movement has their agents of transformational change throughout society. There are also change agents assigned to transform churches from within. Rick Warren as well as others in this new paradigm call pastors/leaders “change agents.” It should become evident what this means when we hear Rick Warren who has one of the largest churches define it. His pastor-training program welcomes Catholics, Methodists, Mormons, Jews and ordained women. “I'm not going to get into a debate over the non-essentials. I won't try to change other denominations. Why be divisive?” (“This evangelist has a 'Purpose,” by Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY, 7/21/2003)
Are Catholics, Jews and Mormons other denominations- or are they other religions? Here is the subtle change of terms when religions are called denominations and then we are told not let denominational differences divide us. By subtlety these new concepts are introduce into the church. They move us over into a new paradigm, of which unity is an essential component.
To bring about this change Biblical terms need to be redefined. The idea is synergy (a new age term), it is being used to combine that of the past with that of the future into our present. Those who run with the vision believe this synergism will effect “increase.” Anyone who opposes the mega mentality are often identified as resistors to the change that is coming over this whole planet (which includes the portion of the church that has experienced the paradigm along with others). those that do not want to go along with the changes are identified as those who hold onto traditions that are passé.
There are many who have become change agents inside the church that are willing to accept a more lenient and more view Tony Campolo spoke in May of 1988 at the National Counsel of Churches gathering; it was reported that his message suggested that standing firm on absolutes and vehemently resisting error were tantamount to “doing the devil's work.” He said that Hindu pacifist Ghandi “was more Christian than most Christians.”
Can a man who rejected Christ be more Christian than those who are Christian? Obviously Campolo’s definition may be different from Scripture. Tony Campolo agrees with the New Age concept that Christ mystically indwells every human being. “We want to convince the whole human race that there is a God who established the infinite value of every person, who mystically dwells in each person....(Anthony Campolo a Reasonable Faith Responding to Secularism p.59).
Campolo had praised Catholic nun Mother Teresa. (Reported in The Christian World Report, August 1990.) Ecumenists will often use Mother Teresa as an example of living out the Christian faith. She is the supreme example of doing good works that a Christian ecumenist can find. Yet they disregard her doctrine about the gospel accepting other religions as acceptable paths to God; worshipped Mary and did works to be saved as the Roman Catholic system teaches. It’s not how much or how great a work some one is doing that counts, especially if the motivation is to earn ones salvation. Mother Teresas work was because of her Catholicism.
As an example: Question: Today it does not seem that the Catholic Church is trying to convert anymore. I know that John Paul II is saying now that those of other religions are saved. You do not believe they are lost anyway, right?
Answer: No, they are not lost. They are saved according to their faith, you know. If they believe whatever they believe, that is their salvation.” (An interview with a Catholic nun, "Sister" Ann, who worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, with "Mother" Teresa's organization Missionaries of Charity. Conducted 11/23/84 at the Pashupati Temple.)
Does God approve of other religions when he has revealed the only way is through Christ? This would make him a liar. Yet the Scriptures say in opposition “let God be true and every man a liar.”
Robert Schuller who is the propagator of the seeker friendly church model has offices at his Crystal Cathedral for “Christians and Muslims for Peace.” He told Imam Alfred Mohammed of the Muslim American Society on his TV program that, “if he [Schuller] came back in 100 years and found his descendants Muslims, it wouldn't bother him....”
Why wait Mr. Schuller, why not become Muslim now. This is the prevailing attitude of the modernist, the liberals of our day. That there are no absolutes but we can practice anything as long as we are sincere and has good principles.
This is the work of the spirit of our age that has influenced people to be open to all. In The Unity Way of Life, Marcus Bach writes: “You can walk with the Shintoist through his sacred groves, or chant an affirmation with the Hindu on the banks of the Ganges . . . and still be a student of Unity ....As the Christ becomes greater to you in Unity, the Buddha also becomes greater, and the greater the Buddha becomes, the greater the Christ becomes.” (The Unity Way of Life, pp. 88-9)
The president of the British Methodist Conference is Inderjit Bhogal, who was raised in the Sikh religion and though he is “captivated by the story of Jesus,” he does not reject the Sikh faith as paganism. Bhogal says emphatically, “I am not someone who rejected the Sikh faith when I turned to Christ.” He continues to attend Sikh temples and says he feels secure in his heritage. “Others might find it confusing but I am not confused. I am happy to say that I am a disciple of Jesus rooted in the Sikh faith and have a deep respect for the Sikh faith,” he said. Like many others today Bhogal is for ecumenism. Bhogal's Ph.D. at Sheffield University focuses on John 14:6, which Bhogal calls “a difficult verse.” He is “exploring what this [John 14:6] means in a plural society” (Ecumenical News International, July 6, 1999).
This is what Roman Catholicism has done for centuries, integrating Catholicism with the culture so that people do need to give up anything but only add, and become members of a church. Christian principles and beliefs are conglomerated with others they hold.
The great theme of the new world religion Will be the recognition of the many divine approaches and the continuity of revelation which each of them conveyed,..(Occultist Alice Bailey)
We see this same attitude taking place in the church either by those not abandoning their former religion or adding practices from other religions. Modernists in the church do not believe that personal faith and following in Jesus Christ as God is necessary for eternal salvation. The Christ they are offering is a false ecumenical Christ, a Christ that will embrace all Churches and religions.
Another Christ, Another Way
Regarding the UCS project, “World Scripture: A comparative anthology of sacred texts,” URI activist, Bruce Schuman says, “I tend to feel that World Scripture is the beginning of a global database of fundamental spiritual principles that will eventually serve as the foundation for an emerging new global spirituality.” Schuman also envisions new prophets, new theology, and a new revival: “It's my feeling that today, the globalization of culture is leading to the transformation of religion, and I do believe that prophets of this new dispensation should and will arise, and will play a role in guiding the world community into a new era of globally enlightened spirituality. ... I anticipate the emergence of a new form of global theology, that is grounded in the classical doctrines of the religions, but which reinterprets them through a common set of principles. ... I am also an advocate of grass-roots spiritual revival, the direct white-lightning mystical connectivity and personal energy-flow that can inspire and heal individuals and entire cultures.” (The United Religions Initiative--foundations for a world religion By Lee Penn quoted from the SCP JOURNAL 22:4-23:1)
This is accurately evaluating what is taking place.
Alice Bailey, Theosophist and mother of the modern New Age Movement, revealed the plan in her volume, The Externalization of the Hierarchy. She tells of Cabalist agents who would infiltrate the Christian Church to modify its message, while adapting it as a vehicle for the Universal Religion of the 21 Century.
She wrote, “Workers In the field of religion will formulate the universal platform of the new world religion...and will emphasize the unity and the fellowship of the spirit. This group is… a channel for the activities of the Christ, the world Teacher'. The platform of the new world religion will be built by many groups; working under the inspiration of the Christ” (Reappearance of the Masters of Wisdom, pp. 158-159). Certainly this is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible but is another Christ that has power and influence to bring about this goal. A cabalist is someone who is like a Gnostic, a mystic and does not take the literal meanings of words or the intent they are written in. Believe or not, we are watching this take place today.
Lets look at another quote from her “The rule of the churches is over, but not the precepts of Christianity or the example of, the Christ. He is, however, responsible for a newer and more effective presentation of the coming world religion, and for that the churches should prepare...” (Alice Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Lucis Publishing Company: p- 448)
Has the church heeded the coming world religion that we see already formed and gaining acceptance? We must, because they want to change Christianity from within. They want us to join their global union.
The father of the modern new age movement Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, ‘The fate of mankind, as well as of religion, depends upon the emergence of a new faith in the future.’ Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to resanctify the earth.” What we are often told that if we unite in environmental concerns we can save our planet and ourselves at the same time, essentially it is all one.
Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin also wrote, “a general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who ... satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form in which a religion of the future can be conceived. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Christianity and Evolution p. 130 (Collins, 1971).
Matthew Fox also says: “Indeed, the birthing of the Cosmic Christ is the purpose of the incarnation... Divinity wants to birth the Cosmic Christ in each and every individual” (Matthew Fox, “The Coming of The Cosmic Christ”, p. 122.)
Much like Teilhard de Chardin popular speaker Tony Campolo also says, “That a new humanity will be brought forth from this Christ consciousness in each person” (Anthony Campolo, A reasonable Faith -responding to secularism p.65). Campolo explains, “The difference between a Christian and non-Christian is not that Jesus isn't in the non-Christian--the difference is that the Jesus who is within him is a Jesus to whom he will not surrender his life.”(emphasis mine)
So one does not need a spiritual birth for Christ to be in you. And Paul stating to see if Christ indeed dwells in you is moot. Why do we allow men say such things a platform inside the church? This something so basic that every new believer should know. Campolo’s books continue to be sold with new age paradigm statement like these in them.
Barbara Marx Hubbard states there will come a time when “the divisions of the religions would be over…We would each know that God is within us…If all who feel we are connected to each other, to nature and to God join in a planetary Pentecost, we shall be transformed in this lifetime. I believe in the peaceful second Comin.” (Barbara Marx Hubbard the Armageddon Alternative,” p.49 quoted by Brooks Alexander, Vol. 19:2/3, 1995).
One of the ways the New Age movement has influenced the church is by the teaching of self- deification in man, “The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself” (Foundation for Inner Peace, A Course in Miracles, Text, (Foundation for Inner Peace, 1992), p. 147)
The divinity and oneness of humanity is the inspiration in the Course in Miracles and is taught by Neale Walsch in his “new gospel. The solution is: make man equal with God or part of him and we can see each other as equal and good.
The inventor of the seeker friendly church, Robert Schuller has agreed when he stated “the Christ Spirit dwells within everybody whether the person knows it or not” (Possibilities, 1986 summer p.8-12). Christ in you without you knowing it? Why are non Christians and “Christians” saying the same thing?
Pope John Paul II forged the new policy of the Roman Catholic church of whom Mother Theresa followed, he stated “This necessary discernment does not hinder interreligious dialogue. In fact, for many years meetings with the various monastic communities of other religions, marked by cordial friendship, are opening ways for the mutual sharing of other spiritual riches “with regard to prayer and contemplation, faith and ways of searching for God or the Absolute”…the action of Christ and his Spirit is already mysteriously present in all who live sincerely according to their religious convictions…”(Pope John Paul II, Thirteenth Catechesis).
The spirit of our age brings us the universalist view. It is the Devils trump card to annihilate the Christ of the Scripture as unique. This will eventually crush the gospel message. First- by removing Christians in their belief that Christ is (still) the only way; second- He can bring the church to participate in other religions therefore producing the same result that took place with Israel in the past when they accepted other gods, and forms of worship and were subsequently are moved into the position to be judged.
Don’t think the Catholic church is out of the loop, their intent has not changed, they want to bring unity to Christiandom by uniting all the churches under the pope. From the Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (Revised edition, 1985): “The Pope is the spiritual father of all Christians … The Pope is the Shepherd and Teacher of all Christians.”
In fact there are those who favor the Pope. During the Pope's visit to Los Angeles in 1987" Schuller said: "It's time for Protestants to go to the shepherd [Pope] and say 'what do we have to do to come home?'" (Calvary Contender 11/15/87). When Schuller was planning for the building of his Crystal Cathedral, he made a special trip to Rome to ask the Pope's blessing on the building plans (Foundation, March-April 1990).
The Vatican will continue to pursue their ecumenical agenda using those who are unstable in their Christian beliefs to unite with their church
The New Unity is now Reality
In 1995, Bishop Swing stated that the world is moving toward “unity in terms of global economy, global media, global ecological system. What is missing is a global soul.”
Organizations like the United Religions Initiative, World Fellowship of Inter-religious Councils, World Congress of Faiths, United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace Initiative, World Conference on Religion and Peace, International Interfaith Centre, The Temple of Understanding, Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Peace Council, World Faiths Development Dialogue, World Fellowship of Inter-Religious Councils Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions and many, many others are gathering religions into the new consensus. Representatives from 14 international interfaith organisations, all part of the growing interfaith movement, met in Oxford in March 2001 to discuss more effective communication and cooperation. It continually grows stronger as more join and see the necessity of its plan.
The United Communities of Spirit (UCS), an on-line interfaith network supporting the URI. A UCS document, “A Philosophy of Interfaith Harmony and Unity,” states: “We see no need to develop one universal common religion for all of humanity--yet it seems clear to us that the global confluence of religions is, indeed, tending to create a new universal spirituality, that incorporates perspectives and insights from all traditions. ... We are creating a forum for 'unity in diversity' that celebrates the unique merits of each particular approach to the divine energy, yet also provides a way that each of these approaches can be welded into a cohesive common framework.”
Unity with diversity is the goal for the new spirituality. The new unity says whether it be Christ, Buddha, Mohammed, Baha'u'llah or Krishna, we are all worshipping manifestations of the same God. As Rosicrucianism states, all are petals on the same flower, no one religion has all the truth. We need each others truths to blossom. Christians are to watch out for those who claim other religions have truths we cam learn from that will enhance our spirituality.
The ultimate aim should be that Judaism, Christianity and all other religions should vanish and give place to one great ethical world religion, the brotherhood of man. (Victor Gollancz, millionaire publisher Malachi Martin, Keys, p. 299.)
“A11 men will adhere to one religion, will have one common faith, will be blended into one race, and become a single people. A11 will dwell in one common fatherland, which is the planet itself” ('Abdu'1-Baha The Promised Day is Come, p. 126)
No religious group is more ecumenical and intent on seeing a world government then the Bahai's. They have written to the People of the World: “The Great Peace towards which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations. For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its myriad diversified peoples, in one perspective. World peace is not only possible, but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet -- in the words of one great thinker, “the planetization of mankind” (A Statement by the Bahai Universal House of Justice).
The planetization is a special term of making global citizens. Planetary Citizens is a New Age activist group committed to stimulate a “planetary consciousness” for the public. New Age advocates believes the solution is “planetization” which is a global solution. This word refers to the unifying of the world into a corporate brotherhood. There are numerous groups working toward this end.
Joseph Cardinal Suenens, recipient of the 1976 Templeton Award for Progress in Religion. “We appeal to the religious communities of the world to inculcate the attitude of planetary citizenship (Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens, A New Pentecost? 1975, p. 24.)
Shoghi Effendi of the Bahai stated, “The revelation of Baha'u'11ah should be viewed as marking the last and highest stage in the stupendous evolution of man's collective life on this planet. (It marks) the emergence of a world community, the consciousness of world citizenship, the founding of a world civilization and culture.” (Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha'u'llah, p. 163)
Robert Muller says essentially the same thing The United Nations is the only place on Earth which can give humanity a new sense of direction, a general holistic philosophy and vision of a global, planetary civilization. (My Testament, pp. 8-9) This is why he can say “The UN is the New Genesis. (ibid., p. 7).
Do we find any differences in the various religions matter? Of course it does! Imagine your car is a Ford and needs a water pump repaired, and someone says they have a Toyota water pump they can install. After all, a water pump is a water pump! Ridiculous right? But this is exactly what the new unity is asking us. If your God is a she, a he, or many or an it, that's okay; since they're all the same. All religion's are not the same! All the description's of God from the different religion's have obvious irreconcilable difference's in God's nature, principle's of living and man's relationship to him. There are major contradiction's on the fundamental core beliefs that cannot be overlooked. They all cannot be right with so many contradiction's on God and man's nature.
Our Lord God said: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me, “ which means there are other gods we are to reject. Not all religions lead to the same God, the creator of the universe. Acts 4:12 proclaims, “Salvation is found in no other, for there is no other name given under heaven to men by which we must be saved.” “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Interfaith cannot be from God because it destroys the claims of Christ that concentrate on who He is and what He has done. So if Interfaith is not of God (the one who inspired the Scripture) then who is it from?
This whole movement is in opposition Christ, and it is paving the way for the most horrific deception ever perpetrated on the human race since the first deception to Adam and Eve. We need to take off our sunglasses and see it for what it really is.