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HEEDING BIBLE PROPHECY

UNDERSTANDING SATAN'S PLAN

To Counterfeit the Second Coming of Christ & the Restoration of All Things

 

RELIGION

 

N.B. Each topic is titled with a familiar Bible term. The parenthesis ( ) which follows identifies either the actual or a counterfeit fulfillment of prophecy through the agency of the secret societies. Please see Introduction for protocols of this prophecy study.

 

21.  NEW RELIGION

A.  Unity of Faith  (United Religions/Interfaith Movement)
B.  Worship the Dragon  (Luciferic Initiation)
C.  Mystery of Iniquity  (Gnosticism/Mysticism)
D.  Glorification of Saints  (Divinization of Man)
E.  Men Turn to Fables  (Mythology)
F.  God All & In All (Union with God/Pantheism)
G.  Expose Things Hidden in Darkness (Phallic Worship)

H.  Bride of Christ (Goddess Worship)

 I.  Baptism of Fire (Planetary Pentecost)

22.  NEW SCRIPTURE

A.  Slain for the Word of God (Bible Revision)
B.  Take Away From/Add to Scripture  (Bible Canon/Ancient Wisdom Texts)
C.  New Revelation  (World Bible)
D.  Understanding Dark Sentences  (Allegorical Interpretation)
E.  Private Interpretation  (Dynamic Equivalence)
F.  The Everlasting Gospel (New Gospel)

23.  NEW DOCTRINE

A.  Doctrines of Devils  (Heresy/Secret Doctrine)
B.  Falling Away  (Apostasy of the Church)
C.  False Teachers & Prophets  (New Religious Movements)


 

21. NEW RELIGION
 

21-A. UNITY OF FAITH (United Religions / Interfaith Movement)

PREMISE

God's Plan

 Pre-Flood Era    Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation

Millennium

New Heavens & New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

Church Age: Jesus prayed for the unity of all true Christians.

Pre-Tribulation: Christians from every nation and culture, but not every religion, will be resurrected and caught up to heaven.

New Heavens/New Earth: Only those who are united in Christ will inhabit the New Jerusalem.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: The god, Pan, meant "The One."

Old Testament Period: The Tower of Babel was man's first attempt to unite the cultures of the world. The elders of Israel practiced the universal religion of sun worship in the Temple of Solomon.

Church Age: The Illuminati plan for a universal religion is being implemented through the ecumenical and interfaith movements.

Tribulation: The universal religion will at first pose as the Church of St. John, or the third phase in the evolution of Christianity.

Great Tribulation: The universal religion will be nonsectarian because its founding principle is pantheism ('one').

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

CHURCH AGE

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. - John 17:16-23

 

For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. - I Cor. 11:19

 

Till we all come in the unity of the faith... Eph .4:13
 

PRE-TRIBULATION

After this I beheld...a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried... Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. - Rev. 7:9-10

NEW HEAVENS & NEW EARTH

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.- Rev. 21:13-17

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

The United Religions Organization, which was created by the Interfaith Movement, will promote Gnostic paganism as a universal religion instead of Biblical Christianity.  The acronym UR was esoterically chosen because the United Religions represents the paganism of Ur of the Chaldees from which Abraham separated in Genesis 11:31. The paganism of Ur and Egypt was a continuation of the pre-flood paganism of Mount Hermon/Paneas.

 

...the great city, which spiritually is called SODOM and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified - Rev.11:8

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

"The very name of Ur (the capital of Sumer and the city of Anu) came from the Scythian word ur, meaning Lord." - 722:67

Strong's Concordance #217: 'uwr {ore} from 215; TWOT - 52d; n m AV - fire(s) 5, light 1; 6 1) flame, light of fire

Strong's Concordance #218: 'Uwr {oor} the same as 217; n pr loc AV - Ur 5; 5 Ur = "flame" 1) city in southern Babylonia, city of the Chaldeans, centre of moon worship, home of Abraham's father, Terah, and departure point for the Abraham's migration to Mesopotamia and Canaan

"...[Francis Bacon stated] that the Church of Christ was once the 'brotherhood of Pan.'" - 335

        OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

    And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
    And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. - Gen. 11:1-9

 

"...a secret society known as the Community of Truth Seekers...was a group of powerful occultists who believed that there had been a single world religion in ancient times which had fragmented into a single world religion in ancient times which had fragmented into the various religious beliefs and occult doctrines which exist today. The teachings of this once universal religion now only survive in legends, folklore, music and the secret teachings of esoteric fraternities. It was the task of the Truth Seekers to travel the remoter parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia contacting the secret societies who still preserved the Ancient Wisdom and re-establish the ancient world religion." - 25:128

"...The 'Followers of Horus'...may be identified with a single and originally heliopolitan 'brotherhood' of temple-makers whose function was to prepare and initiate the generations of the Horus kings in order to bring about the 'resurrection' of what was remembered as 'the former world of the gods'." - 132:210

 

"Sun worship played an important part in nearly all the early pagan Mysteries... The Solar Deity was usually personified as a beautiful youth with long golden hair to symbolize the rays of the sun. This golden Sun God was slain by wicked ruffians, who personified the evil principle of the universe." - 105:xxi

And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.  Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. - Ezek. 8:11-16

        CHURCH AGE

"A well-known locational aspect of the fairy culture (particularly among the druidic caste) was the stone circle or Fairy Ring. This was, in practice, how the concept of local churches began as against the more majestic style of city temple. The very word 'church' stems from circe, meaning 'a ring' having the root as circus, circle and circuit." - 722:111

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. - Mt 16:18

 

Strong's #1577: ejkklhsiva: from a compound of (1537) and a derivative of (2564):

        1.  a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly...

"The circle or disk is very frequently an emblem of the sun..." - 48:46

 "In 1854, an ancient temple was discovered in Egypt with inscriptions that show...above the altar...a large image of the sun... The use of the sun -image above the 'altar' was not limited to Egypt... If one compares the sun image before which the heathen bowed with the monstrance sun image--in which the host is placed as a 'sun' and before which Catholics bow--a striking similarity will immediately be seen... [At the top of] the altar of St. Peter's...the most important altar in Catholicism--are decorative sun images. High on the wall...is a huge and elaborate golden sunburst image which, from the entrance of the church, also appears 'above' the altar...

"Sometimes the circular sun-image is a stained glass window above the altar or, as is very common, above the entrance of churches. Some of these central circular windows are beautifully decorated. Some are surrounded with sun rays." - 494:121-123

"J. P. Morgan, the Rothschild's representative in the United States, set up a trust fund to unite various Christian denominations. [Charles Taze] Russell...praises this in his January 1, 1911 [Watch Tower]... 'Mr. Morgan's well-known business capacity, exhibited in connection with financial trusts, encourages many to believe that he will accomplish the desired end in connection with the movement. More and more all denominations are craving a religious trust or federation and are becoming more and more willing to sacrifice doctrines and principles formerly held dear in order to accomplish the federation." - 215:538

"Guido von List...was a practitioner of the old pagan religion and was dedicated to re-establishing the ancient cult of Aryan Sun worship and reviving the priesthood of Wotan or Odin, the one-eyed shaman god of the runes." - 25:110

 

"Sun worship played an important part in nearly all the early pagan Mysteries... The Solar Deity was usually personified as a beautiful youth with long golden hair to symbolize the rays of the sun. This golden Sun God was slain by wicked ruffians, who personified the evil principle of the universe." - 105:xxi

 

"We know that Hitler forced all Jews to wear a yellow six-pointed star as a badge of shame. Yet at the same time it was the insignia of the insignia of the Rothschild family by their choice and also of the Zionists. How conflicting. Here we see some Jews forced to wear it and some Jews choosing to wear it.

"Not all of the concentration camp victims were Jewish people. Many were Christians. Spiritually, a parallel can be seen in the rituals to Ashteroth and Moloch, where the victims were burned as sacrifices to these false gods. Were the victims of the Nazis someone's sacrificial offerings?" - 211:78

"Many...ancient towns, villages and cities have been built on the principles of the Celtic Cross or the Solar Wheel. With the spread of the Sun religion, temples and palaces conformed to solar principles. Says Michell, 'A palace retains the solar power of the emperor and like all centers of government throughout the world, is approached by long straight avenues which conduct the power throughout the kingdom. Thus Versailles, the seat of the French Sun King, was laid out like a wheel to function as a solar center." - 167:54

"The devisers of plans of unification [within the Church], such men as Erasmus, Cassander, Bucer, Cranmer, Calvin, a Lasco, Mornay, Pareus...were defeated in their aims of reunion. The disruptive forces were too strong for them." - 84:68

"Calvin...in a memorandum probably in December 1560...described the 'Free and Universal Council' that was needed 'to put an end to the existing divisions in Christianity'.  It must be free with respect to place of meeting, personnel, and procedure, and bound only by Scripture.  Location should be central to the attending nations. This interesting document offers what is virtually an agenda for the Council, listing numerous points in dispute in the realms of doctrine, worship and polity.  Calvin's council was to be a conference on Faith and Order -- with power.  The Pope was not excluded, but he must submit to the council's decisions and swear to abide by them.  Calvin insists that while a national synod may undertake internal reform, only a genuinely universal council can allay the troubles of Christendom." 84:33-4

"Humanism, which since the time of the Reformation had released the greatest energies for ecumenical thought and action, for a time fell in the background; but in the Enlightenment in Germany, with its Christian characteristics, it underwent a revival in...Leibniz." - 84:92

“It was Elias B. Sanford (1843-1932), a New England Congregationalist with a strong admixture of Methodism, who formulated the plans and held the preliminary meetings which resulted in the Federal Council [of Churches]... By November 1905 his ideas had so captured the American Protestant world that he was able to arrange for the great Inter-Church Conference on Federation in Carnegie Hall, New York City.” – 84:256-57

   “In 1843 a meeting in Scotland commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Westminster Assembly issued a plea for closer unity. The same year, Presbyterian William Patton of New York wrote to British Congregationalist John Angell James, recommending an interchurch conference to outline the truths on which churches agreed. A series of discussions and prayer gatherings led to a General Conference held in London August 19 to September 2, 1846. Eight hundred leaders from fifty-two 'bodies of Christians' in eight nations decided to form a confederation under the name 'The Evangelical Alliance.' The delegates agreed upon a doctrinal statement of basic evangelical views. They pointed out that they were not forming 'a new ecclesiastical organization' but expressing the spiritual unity that already existed 'among all who, loving the Lord Jesus Christ, are bound to love one another.' (ff.4. Minutes of the Proceedings of the Conference held at Freemasons' Hall, London, 1846.)
    “The remarkable fact is that the Statement of Faith drafted in 1846 has weathered the theological debates of the intervening decades and continues as the basis for the doctrinal statement of [the
World Evangelical Alliance], the global organization that grew out of the EA. For a century, in the absence of any formal international structure, this statement and an annual Week of Prayer were the main visible connection between national committees of the EA. Not surprisingly, Britain's EA was the major player, with its international connections in the Commonwealth." - 535

   “Shortly before his death, Philip Schaff made a now famous address on ‘The Reunion of Christendom’ before the World Parliament of Religions, in...1893. In this address, Schaff urged a ‘federal or confederate union’ resembling the ‘political confederation of Switzerland, the United States, and the modern German Empire. This federation would be a 'voluntary association of different Churches in their official capacity, each retaining its freedom and independence in the management of its internal affairs, but all recognizing one another as sisters with equal rights, and cooperating in general enterprises, such as the spread of the gospel at home and abroad, the defense of the faith against infidelity, the elevation of the poor and neglected classes of society, works of philanthropy and charity, and moral reform'. This farewell address of the aged ecumenical leader was thus prophetic of the Federal Council [of Churches] of the 20th century, and even more of its successor, National Council of Churches.” – 84:256

"...what is required is an alliance between church and occultism: the Charismatic movement is a gesture in that direction, but so much remains to be done." - 10:12

"...The founder of the Teilhard d'Chardin Centre...Dr. Ursula King, has said that, 'We are in need of a global worldwide ecumenism which goes beyond the ecumenism of the Christian churches by being truly universal." - 503:557

"Like the goddess Isis, who found and restored all of the lost pieces of her husband, Osiris, many are restoring the unity of all life, bringing together the separate parts of humanity -- different races, religions and cultures." - 42:62

"But when the French Grand Orient in 1877 decided to remove all references to God and to the Great Architect from their ceremonies, remove the Bible from their Lodges, and to admit agnostics and atheists, this was too much for the English Grand Lodge. The Grand Orient argued that to admit atheists was the final step in the policy of religious toleration which the Freemasons had always supported; but the English Grand Lodge broke off relations with the Grand Orient, as did the American Freemasons. The Grand Orient declared that by their action 'English Grand Lodge has struck a blow against the cosmopolitan and universal spirit of Freemasonry.'" - 542:220

 

    "This [October] 1986 gathering [Vatican Interfaith Conference], consisting of leaders of the world's major religions and initiated by the pope himself, would represent a visible transition from traditional 'ecumenism' to the new 'interfaithism'...

    "Barbara Marx Hubbard viewed December 31, 1986, as a 'Planetary Pentecost', where the participants would have the powers of Christ to heal, resurrect the dead, and even transform their physical bodies as Christ transformed his." - 233:208, 115

 

"...at the Fifth Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Nairobi in 1975...there had not only been a plea for 'a dialogue with people of other faiths, people of other ideologies or of none', but also a call for 'a radical transformation of civilisation'." - 503:546

"At the beginning the U.N. was only a hope. Today it is a political reality. Tomorrow it will be the world's religion." - 437:4

  "A 'UN of Religions!'... September/October 1994 issue of The Futurist. In an essay entitled 'Temples of Tomorrow: Toward a United Religions Organization,' Richard Kirby of the World Network of Religious Futurists and the late Earl D.C. Brewer wrote that 'Religions are now headed toward what may eventually form a United Religions Organization (URO), structured in much the same way as the United Nations and sharing the same goals.' Once the URO is created, they predict, it will be given the task of creating a 'New Covenant' for the planet:
    "'The URO...will discern the nature of that covenant, and with it the responsibilities, rather than the rights, of planetary citizenship.' In other words these paid prophets of the new world order would be called upon to keep restive religionists in line...'" - 70:11, quoting William N. Grigg

“According to its literature, the [United Religions Organization] launched its written charter this past June 1997. The institution should be fully in place by June 2000 and globally operational by June, 2005.” - 70

 

United Religions Initiative
 Phases of Implementation ~ Creating the Worldwide Interfaith Network
 Phase III Completing the Network
  1) June 2005 Full scale program in operation.
  2) June 2005 Facilities completed and open to the world.
  3) June 2005 Ongoing expansion of worldwide interfaith network. 576

"One of the most persistent themes...with Gorbachev -- that the world's religions are inadequate -- and that a new universal religion is needed to take their place... It is highly significant that a proposal for a United Religions headquarters -- to be based at the Presidio...where the Gorbachev Foundation/USA is located -- is being supported by the Gorbachev Foundation." - 592:5 quoting Christopher Storey, "Gorbachev and the Attack on Religion" 

"...the Second United Religions Summit Conference, was held-from June 23-27, 1997 at Stanford University, The Summit created the United Religions institution, the one-world church: Nearly 200 delegates, ...included...Robert Muller, ... Barbara Marx Hubbard...Juliette Hollister." - 172:6
 

    "26 July, 2002... Twenty-seven people from around the world have been elected in the first democratic global elections of an international interfaith peace organization – United Religions Initiative (URI), an NGO of the United Nations. URI (www.uri.org) is based in San Francisco, CA. Its purpose is to build global interfaith cooperation by seeking peace and cooperation among religions toward a more peaceful world. Members from forty-seven countries participated in the election process which spanned a 6 month period.

    "Members of the board – URI’s Global Council – were elected with consideration to diversity, including religious and spiritual tradition. The chosen also represent skills and talents essential to the URI’s global efforts to seek peace among religions. The elected include practitioners of many spiritual traditions including: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Taoist, and Indigenous traditions, to name a few.

    "Countries represented include: Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Germany, India, Israel, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Tajikistan, United Kingdom, United States and Uganda." - 575

    “Largest, most successful, and attracting by far the most attention was the World Parliament of Religions, where Shinto priests discoursed to African bishops, Buddhist monks lectured at Cumberland Baptists; Theosophists, Confucians, and Christian Scientists ‘found their hands clasped in one unbroken circle.’ How unbroken this circle was remains to be seen; but the fiction was maintained for the public of 140,000 who attended the Parliament...” – 439:53

"A new world religion will be inaugurated which will be a fusion and synthesis of the approach of the East and...West. The Christ will bring together...Christianity and Buddhism...in a new scientific religion based on the mysteries; on Initiation; on Invocation." - 174:88-9 (175:67)

    "...World Brotherhood was 'founded in 1950 at a conference at UNESCO House in Paris and evolved from the educational programs of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, which has been serving the cause of brotherhood in the United States and Canada since 1928.'

    "S. Parkes Cadman was president of the FCC from 1924-1928. He was a Mason and a grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New York for 28 years... He was instrumental in founding the National Council of Christians and Jews in 1928 along with Charles Evans Hughes, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations." - 215:43,212

"Executive Director Charles Gibbs has said that 'indigenous religions' would be included in the URI 'the same way everyone else would be involved. ... I was just in Oxford and ... the indigenous religion there is the Druid faith.' Modern-day Druids participate in the URI; the ancient Druids sacrificed people to the gods.'" - 594

[On July 1, 2000] Senior Church of England clergy are to join Druids and pagans at a controversial conference designed to help 'reconcile' the traditions, much to the alarm of Church leaders. The conference, 'Spirit of the Land 2000', is described as 'a Christian-Druid dialogue and reconciliation meeting for the new Millennium'..." - 271

"...the new Archbishop of Canterbury will be inducted as a druid in a 200-year-old ceremony with pagan roots in Wales next month. As the sun rises over a circle of Pembrokeshire bluestones, the Archbishop of Wales, the Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams, will don a long white cloak while druids chant a prayer to the ancient god and goddess of the land. After a trumpet fanfare and the thrice partial sheathing and unsheathing of a 6ft6in sword, a citation will be read. Dr Williams will close his hands in prayer while the archdruid, wearing a crown and shield over his bardic robes, will enfold them in his own and utter words of welcome. That will be the moment that Dr Williams, who will adopt a new, bardic name, is accepted into the white druidic order, the highest of three orders of the Gorsedd of Bards, the Welsh body of poets, musicians, writers and artists. The Mistress of the Robes, Sian Aman, will then clothe him in a druidic white headdress, and a steward will lead him to join the other assembled druids inside a sacred circle." - 595

"Constance Cumbey discovered in 1988 the evidence of a secret meeting between some of the most high ranking leaders of the New Age Movement and equally powerful Christian leaders, including those who were from the cult-watching community itself.  This meeting...was called the Gold Lake Conference.  According to Cumbey's July 1988 New Age Monitor, the Gold Lake Conference was held in Boulder, Colorado from October 24-26, 1987. It was called 'Christianity and the New Age'. The retreat was sponsored by Doug Coe's (Chuck Colson's mentor) Fellowship Foundation, Inc., The C. S. Lewis Institute, Spiritual Counterfeits Project and other 'Christian' groups. Those involved in the Christian world included: J. Vernon Grounds of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR), Gordon Lewis, Spiritual Counterfeits Project's Art Lindsley and, reportedly, Karen Hoyt [COR/SCP]... Among the New Agers present were David Spangler and Barbara Marx Hubbard, both of whom have written extensively on the demise of Christianity and of the 'peaceful' extermination of Christians who won't go along with the New Age Plan." - 591:5

        TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

    "...it was only with Schelling that the medieval heresy of the Eternal Evangel reappeared. When in 1831 he began to deliver his famous lecture on The Philosophy of Revelation. In Munich, he felt himself to be invested with a great mission to announce a universal religion to come, the Church of St. John ... It has been said that 'many a listener... had the impression that he was watching the rise of a new stage of consciousness and the birth of a new religion.'... Like others, Schelling saw St. John as the apostle of the future. In concord with Moses, Elijah and John the Baptist, in the Old Dispensation, he placed Peter, Paul, and John in the New, representing the three stages in the Christian Church. Peter was the Apostle of the Father, Paul of the Son, while John was the Apostle of the Spirit who was leading mankind into the full truth of the future. The first stage was that of Catholicism, the second of Protestantism but the third will be the perfect religion of mankind.
    "Schelling had drawn a grand picture of the three eras of Christianity, claiming that the Catholicism of St. Peter was passed, that the Protestantism of St. Paul was the present and that the reign of St. John was still to come...that new religion of St. John which is now about to supersede Christianity altogether." - 256:62, 86-7

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

"...The Talmud...states dogmatically that [Jesus] came from Egypt...[and] that the reason for Jesus' arrest was a charge of sorcery and that he was an initiate of Egyptian magic." - 242:285

"The Rosicrucian manifesto may now take on a somewhat wider meaning.  It calls for a general reformation because other reformations have failed.  The Protestant Reformation is losing strength and is divided.  The Catholic Counter-Reformation has taken a wrong turning.  A new general reformation of the whole wide world is called for, and this third reformation is to find its strength in Evangelical Christianity with its emphasis on brotherly love, in the esoteric Hermetic-Cabalist tradition, and in an accompanying turning towards the works of God in nature in a scientific spirit of exploration, using science or magic, magical science or scientific magic, in the service of man."  46:139

"The influence of Noah upon Masonic doctrine is to be traced to the...system of religion known...as the 'Arkite worship.'" - 112:406

"...Giordano Bruno...propagated throughout Europe in the late 16th century an esoteric movement which demanded a general reformation of the world, in the form of a return to 'Egyptian' religion and good magic." - 46:216

"If anyone was Jesus' successor it was the Magdalene...[who] founded her own 'Church' -- not a Christian cult...but based on the Isis/Osiris religion." - 242:353

   "In 1800 [F. de Hardenberg] Novalis published a pamphlet, Europa or Christianity. This strange young poet, writing under the influence of Boehme and German pietists such as Count Zinzendorf, prophesied the future new church confidently. He begins, however, with an ideal picture of medieval Catholicism. Christian Europe had once been a fraternity of peoples bound together by one faith. Protestantism had destroyed all this. Medieval Catholicism had been a positive, poetic, creative force; Protestantism was negative, critical, destructive--a dead-letter religion. The inevitable fruit was the French Revolution. But the mystical soul of Europe had remained hidden among the Illuminés and dissidents. To this Novalis appeals in his vision of a new evangel, a new Messiah, a new church. For this regeneration of humanity he looks to the hidden workings of hidden associations all over Europe--Freemasons, Pietistics, Illuminists. In particular, possibilities of the suppressed Jesuit order caught his imagination. But, for Novalis, the new church, although founded on Christianity, will move beyond all previous forms, the historic Christ yielding place to the new Messiah of Nature, for--under the influence of the romantic philosophy of nature--Novalis translates sacramental Christianity into pantheism. Into this new church other peoples of the world, for they only await the resurrection of Europe to join and become citizens of the celestial kingdom. All dogmas and forms will be abolished, for the Holy Spirit will guide into all truth... Yet there must be a new bible, perhaps many, for one need not be bound to one gospel for all time. 'Is is not possible to conceive of the composition of several Gospels? Is one absolutely bound to one historical Gospel?... Is not a Gospel of the future possible?' So questioned Novalis, and it was a bible of this new genre that he planned to begin in his romance, Heinrich von Ofterdingen. He intended many volumes for the poet must carry the new religion to men. But his early death brought his vision to an end. Other near contemporaries among German romantics were thinking in the same vein." - 256:54-56

"A very important aspect of the secret societies has always been the ultimate unification of the world religions...based on the restoration of the pre-Christian Mystery Tradition, which had been persecuted by the early Church, and forced to go underground in medieval Europe, and that all religions had originated in a universal spirituality referred to as the Perennial Philosophy, the Primordial Tradition or the Ancient Wisdom." - 25:170

"...John Dee...and a core group of his friends and associates...met to form an evangelical confederation against the Catholic league... They believed that the solution of a universal religion was to be found in an evangelical Christianity, which involved a gnostic understanding of the gospels, about our direct relationship with God independent of priest intermediaries. Gnosticism refers to an inner experience that only one can know directly, not vicariously through someone else. Not least on their agenda was a vow to defend the use of the sacred cross from the abuse of those using it as a weapon of persecution in the name of God and religion." - 401

 "[Benjamin Creme], after speaking about the coming reformation of the churches and Buddhism, is asked if he believed this reformation 'will affect the various secret organizations, like the Masons, the Rosicrucians, and so on?' He answers, 'Very much so... The coming religion, in fact, this coming age, will be dominated by...Magic or Ritual, or Organization..." - 175:66

"In Rhode Island, the Church of Pan exists. The members are involved with a nudist campground." - 215:509 (quoting Jack M. Roper, "Pan: Pagan God and Nature Demon")

"A major shift in ecumenical thinking occurred when there was a subtle but far-reaching change in the way the word Ecumenism is defined. In his second BBC Reigh Lecture in 1978, Dr. Edward Norman, Dean of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, rightly noted the fact that 'The word ecumenical itself has changed its meaning, and is now used by the World Council of Churches to mean, not just fellowship within different Christian bodies, but within the entire human race'. In the wake of this shift, what we call Ecumenism has now come to involve the concept spoken of as 'the integrity and unity of all creation'." - 503:546

 

"He [Robert Muller] claims that Christ would want us to unite all religions: 'Worldwide spiritual ecumenism, expressed in new forms of religious cooperation and institutions would probably be closest to the heart of the resurrection of Christ. He encourages an acceleration of the uniting of all religions saying we must recognize 'the unity of their objectives and the diversity of their cults.'... 'My religion, right or wrong,' and 'my nation, right or wrong', must be abandoned forever in the Planetary Age.'" - 407:34

"The universal world religion will inevitably emerge. Then there will be neither Christian nor heathen, neither Jew nor Gentile, but simply one great body of believers, gathered out of all the current religions." - 176:140

“The very heart and core of the new religion will be the esoteric process of initiation… Gradually, Christianity and Buddhism and other religions will wither away…as the new religion gains its adherents and exponents and is gradually built by humanity.” - 174:88-9

"God's plan is dedicated to the unification of all races, religions and creeds [and] dedicated to the new order of things - a new nation, a new race, a new civilization, and a new religion, a non-sectarian religion that has already been recognized and called the religion of 'The Great Light'." - 142:170

"If we move on to other planets, we may find that planetary religion must give way to solar religion , -- ONE FAITH for the solar system, and this in turn implies the ultimate need for a cosmic religion. We seem to be approaching universal citizenship, which implies the need for a universal religion." - 173:35

PERVERSIONS

I Timothy 6:5

KJV - Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself
NIV, NASV, RSV, Living Bible, Wycliffe Bible, Vulgate, Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, Westcott-Hort New Greek Text and Nestle-Aland UBS - omit "from such withdraw thyself"

PERSONAL APPLICATION

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. - II Cor. 6:14-18

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. - I Tim. 6:3-5

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. II John 9-11

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev. 18:4


21-B. WORSHIP THE DRAGON (Luciferic Initiation)

PREMISE

God's Plan

 Pre-Flood Era    Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation>

Millennium

New Heavens/New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

<Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

          Old Testament: God commands His people to worship Him alone.

          Church Age: God commands all men to repent of their idolatry and to worship Him alone.

          Tribulation: All of the saved will worship Jesus Christ at the Bema Seat judgment.

          Millennium (end): All nations will worship God at the Great White Throne judgment.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: Lucifer, the worship leader of heaven, presumed to appropriate the worship of God to himself.

Old Testament Period: Lucifer was worshipped in pagan initiation rites and succeeded in securing the worship of the Israelites.

Church Age: Lucifer tempted Jesus Christ to worship him by promising him world domination. Satan, under the cover of false religions, seduces men to worship him by means of empty promises. Satan is exalted by heretics to the position of the Creator God.

Tribulation: Mankind will refuse to repent of demon worship; at mid-Tribulation, Satan and his angels will be cast upon the earth.

Great Tribulation: Lucifer, attempting to succeed in his original plan, will require all of mankind to worship him under penalty of death. Satan (aka Lucifer, the Dragon) worship will be final form of false religion into which people will be initiated. Satanism will come out of the closet in order to force the Luciferian initiation process upon the whole world.  The Mark of the Beast will be the seal of this initiation (See: Mark of the Beast 17.B).

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

OLD TESTAMENT

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: - Gen. 34:14

I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; - Exodus 20:2-5

CHURCH AGE

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. - John 4:21-24

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: - Acts 17:29,30

TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

...for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. - Rom. 14:10-11

MILLENNIUM (end)

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. - Is. 45:22-3

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. - Rev. 15:4

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. - Rev. 20:11-12

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

"Lucifer is a latin name which means 'Light-Bringer'... Lucifer is also the Sun God, the eternal consort of the Moon Goddess, Diana." - 639

 

"The five primary interlocked concepts of Satan are all represented by the Serpent, which are Lucifer (aka Light-bearer or godhood); Search for light or wisdom; sun worship, the Sun god, or energy; fire also called Kundalini force; and the regenerative principle which is phallic and sex worship. These 5 interconnected concepts are represented worldwide by snakes (serpents) and represent worship of the supreme serpent Satan." - 49:162

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! ... For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. - Is. 14:12-14

PERVERSION OF SCRIPTURE   

"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." (Rev. 22:16)

   KJV - O Lucifer, son of the morning

   NASV - (omit Lucifer) star of the morning

   NIV - (omit Lucifer) morning star

        OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

"...it is on this 'knowledge' [of astronomical mysteries] that the program of the Mysteries and of the series of Initiations was based: thence, the construction of the Pyramids, the everlasting record and the indestructible symbol of these Mysteries and Initiations on Earth, as the course of the stars are in Heaven. The cycle of Initiations was a reproduction in miniature of the great series of Cosmic changes to which astronomers have given the name of tropical or sidereal year. Just as, at the close of the cycle of the sidereal year [25,868 years], the heavenly bodies return to the same relative positions as they occupied at its outset, so at the close of the cycle of Initiation the inner man has regained the pristine state of divine purity and knowledge from which he set out on his cycle of terrestrial incarnation." 209:314

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:... And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. - Judges 2:11-13

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel. And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah. Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan. And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi. I Kings 12:25-32

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that [Ahab] took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him. And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. - I Kings 16:31-32

Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.  So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, the LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. Ezek. 8:8-12

 

And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. - Jer. 32:35

But ye have born the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun (Remphan) your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore, will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord... - Amos 5:26-27

Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. - Acts 7:43

        CHURCH AGE

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. - Matt. 8:4-10

  "It was a fundamental Bogomil tenet that the Devil was creator and master of this world. This explains Wycliffe’s well-known Seventh of all the 24 Conclusions refuted by the Synod in London in 1382, one that continues to amaze British medievalists. The other part of the dualistic myth about the pride and fall of Lucifer and his angels also features repeatedly in the works of Wycliffe. True, he called upon Isaiah, obviously to defend himself from his numerous opponents from the Catholic Church. Both Bogomils and Cathars themselves also frequently quoted this theme according to Isaiah...

  Incarnation of the souls of angels in the human body

    "This important part of what is called 'secondary' or Satanic creation in the West, to use the Bogomil terminology, also found place in Wycliffe’s views. He developed the thesis of the dual human nature, i.e. flesh and soul, explaining that souls were probably angels implanted in human bodies. Wycliffe did not reveal his source, mainly out of caution, he just said he had taken the idea ex fide scripture. By this expression he underscored both the orthodoxy of the source and the reliability of the knowledge...

    "...the literature of Bogomils, Cathars and Lollards rested on the cultural tradition of the Orthodox Church." - 790

"The logo of one peace organization, Peace on Earth, shows the world with a huge dragon (one Biblical identity of Satan) perched on top and guarding it. A brochure declares what previous generations would have found shocking, but which has recently become acceptable: '...as we enter what has been described as the Aquarian Age, we are entering a time of cooperation between the spiritual and material realms, so it time for us to make peace with the dragon and work in partnership with the wisdom and the power of the earth that the dragon represents." - 11:44,45

"Our purpose is to consciously, deliberately evolve toward a wiser, more liberated and luminous state of being; to return to Eden, make friends with the snake and set up our computers among the wild apple trees." (New Age writer, Tim Robbins) - 449

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. - II Pet. 2:19

"The infiltration and control of the Christian religion has been one of the easiest tasks of the Illuminati." - 49:126

"There is a connection between Marxism and a group of Satanists called Frankists. One of the strongest satanic cults to take control over the Jewish population was called Sabbatianism. Jakob Frank assumed the role of leader of this group, and afterward this brand of satanism was called Frankism. (Freud's sexually-obsessed theories came from Frankism.) Frank taught his followers to convert to another religion and hide behind that religion to practice their satanism. (One of several books on the subject of Frankism is The Contemporary Faces of Satan by Ratibor-Ray M. Jurjevich.) - 49:143

"What is required is an alliance between Church and occultism: the charismatic movement is a gesture in that direction, but so much remains to be done." (Richard Kirby) - 10:12

"It was Tertullian, one of the earliest apologists, who translated the Greek word 'mysterion' into the Latin 'sacramentum', a term still used in the liturgy and literature of the West by people oblivious to its direct ink with an ancient and almost forgotten wisdom of initiation." - 911:22

        TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk... - Rev. 9:20

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. - Rev. 12:9

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast... - Rev.13:4

"God's plan is dedicated to the unification of all races, religions and creeds [and] dedicated to the new order of things - a new nation, a new race, a new civilization, and a new religion, a non-sectarian religion that has already been recognized and called the religion of 'The Great Light'." - 142:170

"Evelyn Underhill points out in her most valuable book, Mysticism, that 'The Incarnation, which is for popular Christianity synonymous with the historical birth and earthly life of Christ, is for the mystic not only this but also a perpetual cosmic and personal process.'"- 634

 

"Only through the revelation of the Christ within each human being can this at-one-ment be made. Only through the new birth, the baptism of spirit and of fire, and the transfiguration of the nature can deliverance be found, can unity with God be achieved. Only through the sacrifice of humanity, which is the essence of the crucifixion, can the resurrection be undergone." (Alice Bailey) - 634

 

"That Gnostic Gospel [of Philip] lists five initiatory rites or sacraments: baptism, chrism (anointing), eucharist, redemption -- and the highest of all, 'the bridal chamber': 'The chrism is superior to baptism...and Christ is (so) called because of the chrism... He who is anointed possesses the All. He possesses the resurrection, the light, the Cross, the Holy Spirit. The Father gave him this in the bridal chamber." - 242:262

 

    “Christ gives us a definite picture of the entire process in His own life story, built around those major initiations which are our universal heritage and the glorious (and for many) the immediate opportunity. These are:
        1. The Birth at Bethlehem, to which Christ called Nicodemus, saying, 'Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.' (St. John, III, 3.)
        2. The Baptism in Jordan. This is the baptism to which John the Baptist referred us, telling us that the baptism of the Holy Spirit and of fire must be administered to us by Christ. (St. Matt., III, 11.)
        3. The Transfiguration. There perfection is for the first time demonstrated, and there the divine possibility of such perfection is proven to the disciples. The command [23] goes forth to us, 'Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.' (St. Matt., V, 48.)
        4. The Crucifixion. This is called the Great Renunciation, in the Orient, with its lesson of sacrifice and its call to the death of the lower nature...
        5. The Resurrection and Ascension, the final triumph which enables the initiate to sing and to know the meaning of the words: 'Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh grave where is thy victory?' (I Cor., XV, 55.)
        “Such are the five great dramatic events of the mysteries. Such are the initiations through which all men must some day pass. Humanity stands today upon the path of probation. The way of purification is being trodden by the masses, and we are in process of purging ourselves from evil and materialism. When this process is completed, many will find themselves ready to make preparation for the first of the initiations, and to undergo the new Birth. The disciples of the world are preparing for the second initiation, the Baptism, and for this must come a purification of the emotional desire nature and a dedication of the desire nature to the life of the soul. The initiates of the world are facing the Transfiguration initiation. Mind control and right orientation towards the soul, with a complete transmutation of the integrated personality, lies ahead of them.” (Alice Bailey) - 634 (Chap. 2)

1.    The Birth at Bethlehem. (Birthing of Corporate Christ/Manchild/New Man)

"The way into the kingdom is found by questioning and answering, by seeking and finding, and by the obedience to that inner voice which can be heard when all other voices are stilled. When that voice is heard we come to a consciousness of the possibilities ahead and take the initial step towards that first initiation which leads to Bethlehem, there to find and meet with Christ. Within ourselves we find God. In the cave of the heart the divine life can be felt throbbing. Man discovers himself to be one of a vast number who have undergone the same experience, and through the process of initiation he gives birth to the Christ. The 'infant life,' newborn into the kingdom of God, starts on the struggle and the experience which will lead him step by step from one initiation to another till he too has attained." (Alice Bailey) - 634 (Chap. 2)

"Christmas, or Noel, the day of regeneration in Druidic belief was originally a festival that announced the winter solstice." - 141:318

2.    The Baptism in Jordan. (Baptism of Fire/Planetary Pentecost)

"John the Baptist therefore gave the baptism of water which testified to the purification of the emotional nature, which must always be a preliminary step to the purification by fire...

"The baptism of John was a step upon the way into the center, and of more general application than is the baptism of Jesus, for few are ready yet for the second initiation. It is preparatory to that final baptism, for the purification of the emotional nature must precede in time the purification of the mental nature, just as in the evolution of the race (and of a child, likewise) the feeling, sentient man is first developed, and then the mind comes into active life. The baptism which Christ gives His followers concerns the purification of the mind by fire. Fire, under the universal symbolism of religion, is ever symbolic of the mind nature. This baptism by fire is the baptism of the Holy Spirit." (Alice Bailey) - 634 (Chap. 3)

 

See: Fire from Heaven (Planetary Pentecost) 21.I

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. - Rev. 13:16-18

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. - Eph. 1:12-14

See: Mark of the Beast (Six-Pointed Star) 17.B

3.    The Transfiguration on Mount Carmel. (Transfiguration/Divinization of the World)

"It is integration which Christ so fully exemplified, thus resolving the dualities of higher and lower in Himself, making 'of twain one new man,' (Eph. II, 15.) and it was this 'new man' which shone forth at the Transfiguration before the startled gaze of the three apostles. It is this basic integration or unification which religion should aim to produce, and it is this coordination between two fundamental aspects of human nature - the natural and the divine - which education should effect.

"Christ, as the Personality that healed the division in human nature, and Christ, as the synthesis of the higher and the lower aspects of divinity, is the glorious heritage of mankind today. This is what was revealed at the Transfiguration.

"Form, the result of active material processes, must express divinity, and the revelation of this is God's gift to us at the Transfiguration. Christ was 'very God of very God,' but He was also 'flesh of our flesh,' and in the interplay and the fusion of the two, God stood revealed in all His magnetic and radiant glory...

"When we, as human beings, realize the divine purpose, and come to regard our physical bodies as the means whereby the divine, indwelling Christ can be revealed, we shall gain a new vision of physical living and a renewed incentive for the proper care and treatment of the physical body. We shall cherish these bodies, through which we temporarily function, as the custodians of the divine revelation. We shall, each of us, regard them as the Virgin Mary regarded her body, as the repository of the hidden Christ, and we shall look forward to that momentous day when we, too, shall stand upon the Mount of Transfiguration, revealing the glory of the Lord through the medium of our bodies." (Alice Bailey) - 634 (Chap. 3)

 

See: Rapture of the Church (Transformation/Transfiguration) 20.A

 

"The need of a death unto things material, the tendency of man to sin and to forget God, and the necessity for a change of heart or of intention have been the contribution of Western Christianity to the religious beliefs in the world. But we have been so preoccupied with the subject of sin that we have forgotten our divinity; and we have been so intensely individual in our consciousness that we have depicted a Savior Who gave His life for us as individuals, believing that had He never died we could never enter heaven. On these truths the Eastern Christian has placed little emphasis, stressing the living Christ and the divine nature of man... But we in the West have forgotten the Transfiguration and lost touch with divinity, and we should now stand ready to accept from the Eastern Christian what he has so long believed. This gnosis has always been in the world. Long before Christ came the divinity of man was affirmed and divine incarnations were recognized." (Alice Bailey) - 634 (Chap. 5)

 

See: Glorification of Saints (Divinization of Man) 21.D

4.    The Crucifixion on Mount Golgotha. (Death of Mankind)

"After the third initiation, the Transfiguration, when the personality has been subordinated to the soul, or the indwelling Christ, and the glory of the Lord can shine forth through the medium of the flesh, we are faced with the supreme achievement of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. Then, we are told, that mysterious Being, spoken of in the Old Testament as Melchizedek, and as the Ancient of Days, will play His part and initiate us into the still higher mysteries. Of Him we are told that:

"'This Melchizedek, King of Salem, Priest of the Most High God ...was, in the first place, as His Name means, King of Righteousness, and besides that, King of Salem (that is King of Peace). Being without father or mother or ancestry, having neither beginning of days nor end of life... He remains a priest in perpetuity.)' - Hebrews, VII, 1-4, Weymouth Translation.

"He is the One Who receives the initiate and superintends the higher transitions of consciousness which are the reward of the tests triumphantly undergone. He is the One Whose 'star shines forth' when the initiate enters into light." (Alice Bailey) - 634 (Chap. 2)

 

"...In the coming cycle, [Paul's] distorted teaching on death will assume its rightful place and be known as the disciplining urge to relinquishment and to the ending by death of the hold by matter over the soul... The emphasis in the future will be upon the 'livingness of the Christ nature'--the proof of which will be the Risen Christ--and upon the use of the will invoking this 'living display.'...

"One of the initial acts of the reappearing Christ and of the Hierarchy will be to erase this particular fear [of death] and to confirm in people's minds the idea that incarnation and the taking of a form is the true place of darkness to the divine spirit which is man; it is death to the spirit temporarily, and imprisonment. Evolution, men will be taught, is in itself an initiatory process leading from one living experience to another, culminating in the fifth Initiation of Revelation and in the seventh Initiation of Resurrection." (Alice Bailey) - 168:127-8

 

See: Murders/Human Sacrifice (Genocide/Eugenics) 20.E

5.    The Resurrection and Ascension.  (Kingdom of God/Eternal State)

"The resurrection therefore might be defined as the persistence on into the future of that which is the divine aspect, and which is integrated with the life and consciousness of that sum total which we call God. That life and that consciousness flow through all parts of God's manifestation, the natural world. The kingdoms of nature have one by one evolved, and in so doing have expressed some aspect of His life as it informs and animates His creation. One by one, they have steadily progressed from the inert consciousness and slow, heavy rhythm of the mineral kingdom, and have revealed sequentially more and more of the hidden divine nature, until we come to man whose consciousness is of a much higher order and whose divine expression is that of the self-conscious, self-determined Deity. From automatic forms of consciousness, the life of God has carried the forms of life through sentient consciousness to the instinctive consciousness of the animal; then it has progressed on into the human kingdom, wherein self-consciousness holds sway, until the higher members of that kingdom begin to show a disposition towards divinity. The faint, dim signs of a still higher kingdom can now be seen, in which self-consciousness will give place to group-consciousness, and man will know himself to be identified with the Whole, and not to be simply a self-sufficient individual. Then the life of the whole body of God can flow consciously into and through him, and the life of God becomes his life and he is resurrected into life eternal." (Alice Bailey) - 634 (Chap. 6)

See: God All & In All (Pantheism) 21.F

 

"Resurrection is the clue to the world of meaning, and is the fundamental theme of all the world religions--past, present and future. Resurrection of the spirit in man, in all forms, in all kingdoms, is the objective of the entire evolutionary process and this involves liberation from materialism and selfishness. ...

"The whole concept of resurrection is the new and most important revelation which is coming to humanity, and which will lay the basis for the new world religion..." (Alice Bailey) - 168:127

PERSONAL APPLICATION

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. - I John 5:21

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. - Leviticus 19:28
 

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, - Rev. 14:9

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.- Rev. 19:20

 

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. - Rev. 20:4


21-C. MYSTERY OF INIQUITY (Gnosticism/Mysticism)

PREMISE

God's Plan

 Pre-Flood Era    Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation

Millennium

New Heavens & New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

Pre-Flood Era: God forbade Adam to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Old Testament Period: God's people are not privy to all spiritual knowledge, but only to that which God has revealed in his Word.

Tribulation: At the resurrection of the Church, Christians will have an intimate knowledge of God.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: Satan tempted Adam to acquire gnosis, the forbidden knowledge of spiritual things.

Old Testament Period: Plato inspired Greek philosophy based on the mystery religion of Atlantis; Alexander the Great brought Platonism to  the Middle East; Neo-Platonism developed in the Gnostic academia of Alexandria, Egypt.

Church Age: Alexandrian Gnostics infiltrated the early churches with their false doctrines of Neo-Platonism. Gnosticism is the goal of the ecumenical movement.

Tribulation: Gnostic mysticism will be the basis for the final reformation of religion.

Great Tribulation: Gnostic mysticism will lead mankind into the Luciferic initiation with the delusion of becoming gods.

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

PRE-FLOOD ERA

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil... And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.- Gen. 2:8,9,16,17

OLD TESTAMENT

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. - Deut. 29:29
 

TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. - I Cor. 13:9-12

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

Gnosticism is the belief that matter is evil and that emancipation comes through "gnosis" (knowledge). In other words, man can become a god through the immediate knowledge of the spiritual truth held by the ancient Gnostics.  The pursuit of gnosis is known in the occult as the 'Quest for the Holy Grail'. Gnosticism (aka mysticism) is Satanism synthesized with other religions, including Christianity and Judaism. Those who seek after gnosis will be led into Luciferian occultism, aka Saturnian gnosticism.

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. - Gen. 3:1-5

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them... And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die... - Genesis 6

        OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

Platonism: “…[T]he doctrine of Analogy [is]…an implicit correspondence between the appearance and reality, the microcosm of man and the macrocosm of the universe, the seen and the unseen worlds. In this, occultism finds the basis of its transcendental speculations. Quod superius sicut quod inferius [as above, so below]—first words of that Emerald Table which was once attributed to Hermes Trismegistus himself—is an axiom which must be agreeable to all Platonists. It plays a great part in the theory of mysticism; which, whilst maintaining an odd sense of the total ‘otherness’ and incomprehensibility of the Divine, has always assumed that the path of the individual soul towards loving union with the Absolute is somehow analogous with the path on which the universe moves to its consummation in God.” - 26:159

"...Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.)... The Macedonian king conquered the Persian Empire and caused the Greek language and philosophy to be spread throughout much of the known world, including Egypt. [As we have learned, it was in the great city of Alexandria, Egypt that many Jews and early Christians came under the influence of Greek philosophy]..." - 737:81-2

        CHURCH AGE

For the MYSTERY of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way. - II.Thes. 2:7

The esoteric tradition of Solomon spanned the centuries to the era of Gnostic Christianity which preceded the Merovingian Age. The Gnostics, whose texts referred to the Book of Solomon, were the inheritors of the early Jewish sects of Babylonia. Their form of Christianity was closely allied to the metaphysical doctrines of Plato and Pythagoras, with their creeds being largely founded upon astrology and cosmic awareness. - 722:272, ff.17

 

    "Early Christians in Alexandria, Egypt sought to fuse the teachings of Plato into Christianity in a philosophy known as 'Neo-Platonism.'  The Neo-Platonic teachers took Plato's basic philosophy on the essence of reason even further than he did. They taught that thought and being, each in their simple essence of truth, are one and the same. Therefore, they taught that one could attain union with God by contemplation.

    "Philo (c.20 B.C.-A.D. 50), who was born into a leading Jewish family in Alexandria, sought to reconcile Greek philosophy, especially Platonism, with Judaism. While he sought to achieve this reconciliation, he became known as the father of Neo-Platonism, especially among Christians." - 737:49

Neoplatonism: The philosophy of a group of thinkers of the early Christian Era who endeavored to reconcile the teachings of Plato and Aristotle with Oriental conceptions. -779

“Neoplatonism was the last of the great schools of Classical pagan philosophy. A synthesis of Platonism, Aristotlism, Stoicism, and Pythagoreanism, which provided an esoteric interpretation of classical Greek Paganism, it incorporated philosophy, mysticism, theosophy, and theurgy (higher occultism). For three centuries it served as a last bastion of Pagan wisdom and Esoteric philosophy in an increasingly hostile Christian dominated empire. Even after the light of Classical Learning was extinguished, the Neoplatonic current remained, undergoing new metamorphoses, in Christian Mysticism, Islamic Philosophy, Ishraqi and Sufi Esotericism, and Judaic Kabbalah.” - 809

Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. - Rev. 2:20-24

"Thyatira was founded by one of Alexander the Great's successors, Seleucus, as a military outpost guarding the north-south road. For defense this colony of Macedonian soldiers were planted at Thyatira between 300 and 282 B.C. It therefore became an important garrison city . It later changed hands, and came under the rule of Lysimachus, who ruled Pergamum. Thyatira became known as the gateway to Pergamum...

"'One might speculate that [Jezebel]  may have espoused the philosophical dualism so prevalent in contemporary Greek philosophy. When brought into the church, that teaching held that the spirit is good, and all flesh is evil. Since God is only interested in the spirit, its purveyors falsely argued, it doesn't matter what one does with one's body...'

"This type of false teaching is likely what was taking place in Thyatira and had already begun to infiltrate the church by the time of this writing. The content of this teaching with Greek philosophical dualism and antinomianism which is often referred to as an incipient form of what would later be called Gnosticism had already been addressed by Paul in his letter to the church in Colossae, by John in 1 John, and by Jude." - 803

   “Drawing on Pythagorean, Aristotelian, and Stoic sources, more than on Plato, Neoplatonism formed a significant school of thought until the conquest of Egypt by the Muslims in 629 [A.D.] and continued as a major influence in Western thought mainly through its impact on Augustine (354-430) and through him on subsequent Christian theology and philosophy.  

    “In Neoplatonic thought, being emanates from the One or the Good.  From the One comes the realms of Nous, of Soul, and then of Matter, which represents a falling away toward non-being or nothingness.  Some souls remain unembodied and are not contaminated by incarnation. Human souls exist as embodied and are called to turn away from Matter as evil and ascend toward knowledge of and ecstatic union with the One.” - 234:734

"Led by the rise and the popularity of the monastic lifestyle, contemplative prayer has found its way into the Christian community, providing instructions on 'how to hear God's voice - for those who are seeking 'deeper truths'...' Since Christ has been resurrected and has not stopped 'speaking, teaching, and acting', then surely he communicates with His people today in an 'audible voice'." 24:111

"The religion  is Saturnian gnosis -- which turns out to simply be a rehash of the gnosticism the high level Satanists believe in." - 49:160

"Saturn is an important key to understanding the long heritage this conspiracy [of Power] has back to antiquity. The city of Rome was originally known as Saturnia or City of Saturn.  The Roman Catholic Church retains much of the Saturn worship in its ritual. Saturn also relates to Lucifer.  In various occult dictionaries Saturn is associated with evil. Saturn was important to the religion of Mithra, and also the Druids." - 77:151

"A great misfortune befell Christianity. The betrayal of the Mysteries by the false Gnostics--for the Gnostics, that is, those who know, were the Initiates of primitive Christianity--caused the Gnosis to be rejected, and alienated the Church from the supreme truths of the Kabbala, which contain all the secrets of transcendental theology. Let the most absolute science, let the highest reason, become once more the patrimony of the leaders of the people; let the sacerdotal art and the royal art take the double sceptre of antique initiations, and the social world will once more issue from its chaos." (Alice Bailey) -  455:81

"On page 26 of Moral and Dogma - the most esteemed work of Freemasonry - [Albert] Pike states, 'The Kabalah is the key of the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists." - 233:249

"A.E. Waite...cites an earlier author Godfrey Higgins who, in his work The Celtic Druids, describes the Culdees as Gnostics. This is undoubtedly true, as it is almost certain that the Culdees were gnostics as were the Druids before them." - 266:79-80

"The powers that be do not seem to want us to know of our origins for some reason and they certainly do not want us to know that we are divine. So the crime against humanity is that our birthright has been hidden from us and we could make the analogy of the wounded child who did not know who his parents were and his never ending search for his roots an analogy for the search for the ‘Grail’." - 732

"...Scholars and mystics found in the Revelation of St John the seven-fold key to a new Christian spiritual pathway which became known to history as the search for the Holy Grail." - 266:92

"...I should look assuredly to the East, in the direction of that pure catholic gnosticism which lies like a pearl of great price within the...shell of external Christianity, which is not of Marcion or Valentinus, or Cerenthus and all their cohorts, but is the unexpressed mystery of experience in deep wells which issue no strife or sects." - 179:681

"...Calvinism, in the Palatinate, was the carrier of mystical traditions, of the Renaissance Hermetic-Cabalist tradition, which had moved over to that side." - 49:172

"...Christianity...is divided into two Churches, with the hidden one sometimes represented as the synagogue... It is here that the origins of Gnosticism as a historical phenomenon are to be found, and it is here that Jew and Christian are at one." - 272:146

"Actively promoting the revival of the meditative and contemplative traditions among mainline Christians today is Renovaré... founded by Richard J. Foster " - 181:1

        TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

"Mysticism... must be integral to this awakening, basic to this global renaissance. Yet mysticism - which represents the depth of religious traditions the world over - has never been tried on an ecumenical level." - 180:129

"Education for Deep Ecumenism Courses in the mystics, and above all courses that bring out the mystic in each minister, rabbi, or priest-to-be, must be taught in our seminaries." - 180:239

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

"The mission of mysticism... is. ..to take every individual to the state of Christhood. When that has been achieved with every human being... we will have become what our spiritual destiny intends for us: a race of Christs." - 10:165

"The Gnosis, the knowledge which insures salvation, is the realization by man that he contains a spark of God, and of the necessity of awakening from the half-life he leads on earth...to a full consciousness of his divinity and of how it has been ensnared in matter." - 439:199

"I am not using the term 'Gnosis' as applying merely to the tenets of certain Gnostic sects...in the early centuries of the Christian era, but I am using it in connection with a definite super-knowledge which can be traced back to the remotest ages and the oldest scriptures of which we have any literary records, and which was taught by initiates, Adepts, and Masters of the Ancient Wisdom in the inner circles of those mysteries and mystery cults which are known to have existed in Egypt and elsewhere, even in remotest times. That is the sense in which the term was originally understood.  It is the mystic knowledge which effects regeneration, rebirth into the full consciousness of one's divine nature and powers as a 'Son of God'." - 192:14

PERVERSION OF SCRIPTURE

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. - Gen. 2:16

PERSONAL APPLICATION

And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write...I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. - Rev. 8:8-9

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write...Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. - Rev. 3:7, 9


21-D. GLORIFICATION OF SAINTS (Divinity of Man)

PREMISE

God's Plan

 Pre-Flood Era    Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation

Millennium

New Heavens & New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

Pre-Flood Era: God created Adam and Eve after His image.

Church Age: The Church will be glorified and conformed to the image of Christ at the resurrection/rapture.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: Lucifer determined to be like God; unbelievers are created after his image. Lucifer deceived Eve with the divinity of man doctrine.

Old Testament Period: Pagan cultures believed and passed on to posterity the doctrine of the divinity of man.

Church Age: The apostate Church and secret societies embraced the divinity of man doctrine. The twin heresies of the deification of man and divinization / transfiguration of the world are finding their way into Christianity via the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Tribulation: The Eastern Orthodox Church, which historically has taught the deification of man (Theosis), will be the point of entry to the worship of Antichrist for Protestants and Roman Catholics whose theologians and apologists will defend the Orthodox doctrine of Theosis.

Great Tribulation: The Antichrist will be worshipped as God; his worshippers will believe they can also be deified.

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

PRE-FLOOD ERA

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. - Gen. 1:26-27

CHURCH AGE

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. - I John 3:2

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. - Rom. 8:29

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints, Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? for Thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before Thee; for Thy judgments are made manifest, - Rev.15:3-4

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

 

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. - Gen 3:4,5

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

"The ten kingdoms of Atlantis are perpetuated in all the ancient traditions... The Chinese count ten emperors, partaking of the divine nature, before the dawn of historical times." - 635:26-27

“The divinity of Deus-Pater, or God the Father, or Jupiter, was associated with the divinity of the [Roman] emperor, with the divinity of the Roman empire itself.” - 270:150

        OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Rom. 1:25

 

"In Egypt the Pharaohs were believed to be deities from the moment of their succession; they began as Horus incarnate -- the magical offspring of Isis and Osiris -- and after the sacred rites of death had been completed, they became Osiris." - 242:337

 

"Saturn, Jupiter, Neptutine, Bacchus, Dionysus, Adonis, Hu, Sheva, Brahma, Odin, Forhi, etc. are said to be another name for Osiris." - 1128:232

 

"The word Huma in the Persian language stands for a fabulous bird. There is a belief that if the Huma bird sits for a moment on the head of anybody it is a sign that he will become a king. Its true explanation is, that when a man's thoughts so evolve that they break all limitation, then he becomes as a king. It is the limitation of language that it can only describe the Most High as something like a king. It is said in the old traditions that Zoroaster was born of a Huma tree. This explains the words in the Bible, 'Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.' In the word Huma, hu represents spirit, and the word mah in Arabic means water. In English the word 'human' explains two facts which are characteristic of humanity: Hu means God and man means mind, which word comes from the Sanskrit Mana, mind being the ordinary man. The two words united represent the idea of the God-conscious man; in other words Hu, God, is in all things and beings, but it is man by whom he is known. Human therefore may be said to mean God-conscious, God-realized, or God-man. The word Hamd means praise, Hamid, praiseworthy, and Muhammad, praiseful. The name of the Prophet of Islam was significant of his attitude to God." - 1129

        CHURCH AGE

There is a wealth of literature showing that many of the early fathers, many of whom even Protestants appeal to as authoritative on certain matters of faith, were proponents of this doctrine in their writings. For example, Athanasius, the great defender of Trinitarian orthodoxy in the 4th century, wrote concerning Christ in his treatise On the Incarnation of the Word of God, ‘He was made man that we might be gods.’ St. Irenaeus, the great bishop of the early second century, wrote, ‘If the Word is made man, it is that men might become gods.’ St. Hilary of Poitiers, the great mid-fourth century theologian of the West, also known as the ‘Athanasius of the West,’ wrote in his treatise On the Trinity that Christ came to earth  ‘that man might become God.’ In the fifth century St. Jerome wrote,  ‘That we are gods is not so by nature, but by grace. But to as many as receive Him he gave power of becoming sons of God.’ Tertullian, who died in the early third century wrote,

‘Truth, however maintains the unity of God in such a way as to insist that whatever belongs to God Himself belongs to Him alone. For so will it belong to Himself if it belong to Him alone; and therefore it will be impossible that another god should be admitted, when it is permitted to no other being to possess anything of God. Well, then, you say, we ourselves at that rate possess nothing of God. But indeed we do, and shall continue to do—only it is from Him that we receive it, and not from ourselves. For we shall be even gods, if we, shall deserve to be among those of whom He declared, ‘I have said, Ye are gods,’ and ‘God standeth in the congregation of the gods.’ But this comes of His own grace, not from any property in us, because it is He alone who can make gods.’ [Against Hermogenes

St. Augustine, the most favored ancient father of the West, wrote in his Sermons, ‘He who was God was made man to make gods those who were men’ (192.1); and, ‘God wishes to make you a god, not by nature like him whom he begat, but by his gift and adoption. For as he through humanity became partaker of your mortality, so through exaltation he makes you partaker of his immortality’ (166.4). In the last chapter of The City of God Augustine wrote, ‘We ourselves shall become that seventh day [i.e. the eternal Sabbath], when we have been replenished and restored by His blessing and sanctification. There we shall have leisure to be still, and we shall see that He is God, whereas we wished to be that ourselves when we fell away from Him, after listening to the seducer saying: You will be like gods. Then we abandoned the true God, by whose creative help we should have become gods, but by participating in Him, not by deserting Him.’ Lastly we have, It is clear that He (i.e. God) calls men gods through their being deified by His grace and not born of His substance. For He justifies, who is just of Himself and not of another; and He deifies, who is God of Himself and not by participation in another. Now He who justifies, Himself deifies, because by justifying He makes sons of God. For to them gave He power to become the sons of God. If we are made sons of God, we are also made gods; but this is by grace of adoption, and not by generation." - 601

"[Peter Roche] De Coppens says that the divinity of man whose spiritual initiation is the 'Great Work' that is the central objective of the 'Ageless Wisdom'." - 200:124

"...the doctrine of Theosis, 'that God was made man so that man might become God', became a central part of Orthodox belief and practice." - 368:191-2

"While the concept of theosis has roots in the ante-Nicene period, it is not an antiquated historical curiosity. The idea of divinization, of redeemed human nature somehow participating in the very life of God, is found to a surprising extent throughout Christian history, although it is practically unknown to the majority of Christians (and even many theologians) in the West. In Orthodox theology, however, it is the controlling doctrine. Furthermore, 'it is not too much to say that the divinization of humanity is the central theme, chief aim, basic purpose, or primary religious ideal of Orthodoxy.' With the growing interest in Eastern Orthodox/Evangelical rapprochement, it is essential that theosis studies be pursued. Evangelicals may receive considerable benefit from a clear understanding and judicious appropriation of the doctrine. This is so particularly in light of the crying need for a robust, biblical theology of the Christian life that will refute and replace the plethora of false spiritualities [true doctrine] plaguing Church and society." - 579 (quoting Daniel B. Clendenin, Eastern Orthodox Christianity: A Western Perspective, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994, p. 120)

    "It may be objected that to classify as monotheistic any doctrine which refers to men in some positive sense as 'gods' is self-contradictory; and strictly speaking such an objection is valid. Indeed, later in this study it shall be argued that such terminology is not biblical. However, the point here is that however inconsistent and confusing the language that is used (and it is inconsistent), the substance of what the Eastern Orthodox are seeking to express when they speak of deification is actually faithful to the monotheistic world view. The language used is polytheistic, and in the light of Scripture should be rejected; but the doctrine intended by this language in the context of the teachings of the fathers and of Eastern Orthodoxy is quite biblical, and is thus not actually polytheistic.
    "Thus, it should not be argued that anyone who speaks of 'deification' necessarily holds to a heretical view of man. Such a sweeping judgment would condemn many of the early church's greatest theologians (e.g., Athanasius, Augustine), as well as one of the three main branches of historic orthodox Christianity in existence today. On the other hand, some doctrines of deification are most certainly heretical, because they are unbiblical in substance as well as in terminology." (Christian Research Institute Journal/CRI) - 603:18

 

"In the Eastern Orthodox Church a greater emphasis is placed on deification, but it remains distinct from the Mormon doctrine. The Eastern Orthodox emphasize renewal in the image and likeness of God in sharing His communicable attributes such as knowledge (Col. 3:10), righteousness, and true holiness (Eph. 4:24). But an Orthodox writer explains: 'This does not mean that human beings are able to become God in his essence. But it does mean that they can become 'gods' by grace even as they remain creatures of a human nature.'" (Gordon Lewis, Founder of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions/ EMNR) - 604:33

"Xenos originated during the so-called 'Jesus Movement' of the late 60's and early 70's... Xenos leaders, having been allied to Campus Crusade staff, eventually broke with them and adopted the Eastern Orthodox tradition as the 'truest expression of the Body of Christ'. Today they have become Eastern Orthodox bishops, while Xenos has continued to develop the ideals they taught earlier, including a return to primitive Christianity as seen in the New Testament." (Tricia Tillin, Banner Ministries) - 602

    "...Christianity possesses an inner tradition that has never been common knowledge in the Western world. This Esoteric Christianity was once known as the 'Royal Way' and has barely survived except in places like the monasticism of the Eastern Church.... Mount Athos where this spiritual wisdom has been passed on for a thousand years [is] a 'place that can help one discover the eternal within oneself'...

    "The process of awakening presented here includes inner separation, the watch of the heart, metanoia, remembrance of God, magnetic center, self-observation, dispassion, and theosis (God- realization) and other foundational methods....

    "...A key idea in this teaching is Diakrisis (discrimination)...a critical step to spiritual evolution. Here we find direct links between the ancient wisdom of the early Fathers of the desert and the contemporary teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, known as the Fourth Way, dealing with inner work on oneself. These efforts contribute to the goal of esotericism which Amis defines as 'inner autonomy of spirit.'

    "Bringing together the insights of the past with modern esoteric science, the author offers an outline of this path of inner transformation:

1. Discrimination—change of mind—a renunciation of belief in ordinary worldly goals.

2. Detachment—change of heart—a loss of conviction in our view of the world.

3. Awakening—renewal of intelligence (nous)—new kind of knowledge.

4. Union—complete absorption in the divine.

"These ideas were first unearthed from the past by Boris Mouravieff['s] extraordinary trilogy, Gnosis: Study and Commentaries on the Esoteric Teachings of Eastern Orthodoxy..." - 618

"Neither Gnostics nor Hermeticists grovelled before their God. Unlike Catholics, they did not think of themselves as lowly and evil creatures who were destined for purgatory, if not hell itself.  Recognizing their divine spark automatically bestowed what we today would call 'self-esteem' or confidence - the magic ingredient in the process of fulfilling one's potential. This was the key to the Renaissance as a whole... Each individual was encouraged to explore both outer and inner worlds for him/herself - experiencing gnosis, knowledge of the Divine." - 242:134

"...the human potential movement...is another name for the New Age Movement... there is cause for alarm when we realize how closely related the deification of self is to the entire human potential movement, and how this movement has penetrated the evangelical church and is subtly seducing overwhelming numbers of Christians." - 14:19,57

"In another of Dr. Muller's books, 'Decide to Be', we are given a glimpse into the 'spirituality' that the Interfaith Movement is building through the offices of the United Nations. One passage reads: 'Decide to open yourself to God, to the Universe, to all your brethren and sisters, to your inner self... to the potential of the human race, to the infinity of your inner self, and you will become the universe... you will become infinity, and you will be at long last your real, divine, stupendous self'." - 503:551

"In her work [The Aquarian Conspiracy], Marilyn Ferguson writes that the Esalen Center 'helped midwife much of what came to be known as the human-potential movement.' (Jean Houston describes herself as 'a founder of the Human Potential Movement.')" - 596:15-17

"The Esalen Institute now runs the Gorbachev Foundation/USA..." - 268:234

See: The Everlasting Gospel/New Gospel 22.F

        TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. - II Thes. 2:3,4

"The new covenant is a remaking of the human spirit, which had decayed, back to its original state... Thus it is a covenant creating a union between humanity and the divinity that makes humanity possess God and vice versa. It establishes an identity between humanity and God by which everything is held in common between them, apart from the difference of nature. The creature remains a creature and the Creator remains the Creator, but all the rest is common. So the identification takes place of which Paul speaks: 'It is no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me.' Gal. 2:20. The deification which is the aim of all religious life takes place... God's direct action in human hearts [is] transforming and deifying... [I]n the new covenant...humanity becomes divine and God becomes human." (Carlo Cardinal Martini) - 443:55,42

"Eastern Orthodox Christianity - which has never forsaken the Cosmic Christ as has the West - considers the feast of the Transfiguration to be the pivotal point of the liturgical year... The Eastern Orthodox tradition, as represented by theologian Nicolas Berdyaev, celebrates some of the implications of a Cosmic Christ theology of the Transfiguration. Berdyaev writes: 'The central idea of the Eastern Fathers was that of Theosis, the divinization of all creatures, the transfiguration of the world, the idea of the cosmos and not the idea of personal salvation... Only later Christian consciousness began to value the idea of hell more than the idea of the transfiguration and divinization of the world... The kingdom of God is the transfiguration of the world, universal resurrection, a new heaven and a new earth.'" - 180:102-3

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. - Rev. 16:12

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

...and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?... And all that dwell upon the earth, shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life... And he...causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. - Rev.13:4,8,12

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. II Thes. 2:11,12

PERVERSIONS OF SCRIPTURE

I Timothy 3:16

KJV - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 

NASB - And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

NIV - Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

NASV, NIV, Wycliffe, Living Bible, Syriac Peshitta, ERV, RV, Origen, Theodore, Westcott/Hort - change "God" to "He", "Who" or "He who".

PERSONAL APPLICATION

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. - Proverbs 16:18

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. - Rom. 12:3

Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. - Is. 45:21,22

As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. - I Cor. 8:4-6


21-E. MEN TURN TO FABLES (Mythology)

PREMISE

God's Plan

 Pre-Flood Era    Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation

Millennium

New Heavens & New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

Great Tribulation: God will send the unbelieving a strong delusion so they will believe a lie and reject the truth.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: The offspring of wicked angels and human women became the mythological gods.

Old Testament Period: The Greeks glorified the pre-Flood mythological gods.

Church Age: The apostate churches present Scripture as myths in order to introduce Christians to occultism.

Tribulation: Esoteric Christianity will present the book of Revelation as the fulfillment of mythology, which will be promulgated to promote worship of the pre-flood false gods of Genesis 6:4 - the occult heroes. 

Great Tribulation: The Antichrist and his ten kings will be presented as the descendants of the mythological gods of Atlantis. Mythology will also be employed to validate the credentials of the false Christ.  (See: Scepter of Authority 11.H

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

GREAT TRIBULATION

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. - II Thes. 2:8-12

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

"To (Frederich Max) Muller almost all major divinities and heroes were originally a symbol for the sun in one of its phases. For example, the birth of the hero stood for the dawn." - 1130:991 ("Mythology")

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. - Gen. 6:4

        OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

"The Greeks, too young to have shared in the religion of Atlantis, but preserving some memory of that great country and its history, proceeded to convert its kings into gods and to depict Atlantis itself as the heaven of the human race...

"The history of Atlantis is the key of the Greek mythology." - 635:285

        CHURCH AGE

"[Eugene] Nida says that formerly there was a one-sided regard for the message, but today the emphasis should be on how the message is connected with its receptor (the certain people to whom the message is sent). If (to use Nida's example), the people of Jacob's day understood his wrestling with the angel in a literal sense, the people of this day probably would not. Therefore, the translator should, to a certain extent, adapt and translate Genesis 32 'psychoanalytically or mythologically'." - 182:38-9

{An example of mythologizing of Christianity: In 1998, the Navigator's summer camp featured a medieval theme showing King Arthur's Camelot in relation to the Kingdom of God. In the Arthurian legend, King Arthur was the Guardian of the Grail for his period of history.}

"Percival is said to be the incarnation of the sun god." - 127:41-2

See: The Rosicrucian Connection*

        TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

For the time will come when they...shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (muthos = myths)... - II.Tim.4:3-4

"...it is suggested that not only demythologizing religion is necessary, but that the Church should play a part in remythologizing Christianity to make it credible to modern man." - 10:115

'The Nazi party...scorned the Christian churches...for their insistence that Christianity is superior to all other religions because it was entirely free from mythology. (They were)... incapable of comprehending how the Christianity of the Grail and the [book of] Revelation is the very climax and fulfillment of all mythology." - 63:261

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

"Kings and aristocrats would understand how to wield and apply the secret doctrine because it was believed that they were in fact flesh and blood descendants of the Forgotten Race which had come down to take the wives of men." - 306

PERSONAL APPLICATION

"In the words of one of the growing band of Neo-Gnostic scientists of today: 'When a myth is shared by large numbers of people, it becomes a reality'." - 503:81 


21-F. GOD ALL & IN ALL (Union with God/Pantheism)

PREMISE

God's Plan

Pre-Flood Era   Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation

Millennium

New Heavens & New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

New Heaven & New Earth: God indwells all of His people.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: The idea of pantheism originated in the pre-Flood civilization.

Old Testament Period: Pantheism was embraced by pagans and apostate Jews.

Church Age: Pantheism was promoted by the founding fathers of the United States, by schools and apostate churches.

Tribulation: Pantheism will replace the Judeo-Christian tradition through a new system of education which teaches Hermetic arts and sciences.

Great Tribulation: The Antichrist will honor the pantheistic god of forces.

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

NEW HEAVENS & NEW EARTH

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him and put all things under him, that God may be all in all. - I Cor. 15:28

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

Pantheism is the pre-flood pagan doctrine that the universe is God and that there is no God but the combined forces and laws which are manifested in the existing universe.  Pan, the hermaphrodite god of nature, is claimed by occultists to have procreated the world.  Pantheism, as the study of the first 'principle of nature' (PAN), is the basis of comparative religion classes.  Pantheism is also promoted under the guise of 'panentheism' -- that God is both in and beyond the creation. This false teaching is the springboard for introducing other heresies, such as the divinity of man and the androgyny of God.

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

"Though represented by some clever and interested writers as teaching pure monotheism, the Hermetic or Trismegistic books are, nevertheless, purely pantheistic." (H.P. Blavatsky) - 316:140

        OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. - Rom. 1:25

 

He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. - Ezek. 8:7-16

        CHURCH AGE

"The Noah Plan will give your child the same quality of education that shaped the character and reasoning of our Founding Fathers... Sadly, even most private and most homeschool programs have forgotten the Biblical approach to education, which shaped the character and reasoning of our founding fathers. The foundation for American Christian education (F.A.C.E.) has answered this call. Learn the Christian philosophy of education and government that produces a Biblical world view and develop Christian character. In your classroom or in your homeschool setting, you can apply the same Biblical principles and methods of instruction used by our forefathers that bore fruit in the founding of our Christian republic." - 229

"When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the Separate equal stations to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation." - Declaration of Independence - 312

"At least fifty out of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, including John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson were Freemasons." - 42:246

"[Concerning the Declaration of Independence] On June 11 [1776], John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, and Roger Sherman were instructed to draft such a declaration..." - 124:732

"...several U.S. states (California, Oregon, Arkansas, Indiana, and W. Virginia) are bringing the study of religion back into public education as units in the social studies curriculum, while trying not to promote or unfairly criticize various faiths. The aim is to instill religious tolerance and reduce prejudice and to raise issues of truth and individual responsibility." -  42:166

"The creation of the universe (according to the phallic adepts) is the work of the hermaphrodite god. The universe was not created but procreated or engendered by him in successive stages. The god himself is supposed to have been the original and unique emanation of the divine substance of which all things are made. In this role the god is known as Pan, the first principle of nature.   Thus man is placed on a par with his creator: both are divine and immortal; man therefore creates when he procreates." - 470

"[James Parks] Morton's views evolved 'The Earth is God's Body, Jesus and Earth--God incarnate in the flesh of the Earth, flesh of the water, the flesh of the elements of creation and how that creation is suffering -- the passion of the creation.'... James Lovelock (founder of the Gaia Institute located at St. John's gave his first public exposition on the 'Gaia Hypothesis--the Earth is Alive.'  The series ended with Morton supposedly referring to the 'whole creation as the body of Christ.'" - 24:73

"What I am proposing to do is to narrow that gap between pantheism and Christianity by bringing out what one might call the Christian Soul of Pantheism or the Pantheist aspect of Christianity." - 680:56

 “In itself the Godhead possesses neither maleness nor femininity…. There is in God no such thing as sexuality. When we speak of God as Father, we are speaking not literally but in symbols. Yet why should the symbols be masculine rather than feminine? Why Call God ‘he’ and not ‘she’? In fact, Christians have sometimes applied ‘mother language’ to God. Aphrahat, on of the early Syriac Fathers, speaks of the believer’s love for ‘God his Father and the Holy Spirit his Mother’, while in the medieval West we find the Lady Julian of Norwich affirming: ‘God rejoices that he is our Father, and God rejoices that he is our Mother.’...

Understand that you have within yourself, upon a small scale, a second universe: within you is a sun, there is a moon, and there are also stars.  [Origen]... …the realism of one who sees the world in God, as the divine creation... Rather than say [God] created the universe out of nothing, we should say that he created it out of his own self, which is love… God created the world in ‘ecstatic love’…

“God is all that he does… God is at the core of our being, or we cease to exist…

“As Christians we affirm not pantheism but ‘panentheism’, God is in all things yet also beyond and above all things. He is both ‘greater than the great’ and ‘smaller than the small’. In the words of St Gregory of Palamas, ‘He is everywhere and nowhere, he is everything and nothing.’ As a Cistercian monk of New Clairvaux has put it, ‘God is at the core. God is other than the core. God is within the core, and all through the core, and beyond the core, closer to the core than the core.’...

“…we may add the testimony of a Western witness in our own day, Thomas Merton:

“‘At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God… This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us… It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could only see it we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely… The gate of heaven is everywhere.’” (Bishop Kallistos Ware) - 633:33,46-7, 51-2 

 

See: The False Prophet: Bishop Kallistos Ware: 10.F

"...With regard to F. Newman, it may perhaps be well to read his Soul, on account of his curious dread of pantheism; but I confess I would rather read some man of stronger mind from the same point of view doing the same thing, i.e. trying to construct a religion from within, i.e. from the pantheistic or anthropocentric principle." (Fenton John Antony Hort) - 139:209, Vol. I

See: The Beast (Pan) 11.A
Charter Schools, Character Education & Natural Law*

        TRIBULATION PERIOD

"When all instances and rules have been collected, continues [Johann] Comenius, we may hope that 'an Art of Arts, a Science of Sciences, a Wisdom of Wisdom, a Light of Light' shall at length be possessed. The inventions of previous ages, navigation and printing, have opened the way for the spread of light. We may expect that we stand on the threshold of yet greater advances. The ‘universal books’ (the simplified educational primers planned by Comenius) will make it possible for all to learn and to join in the advance. The book of Pansophia will be completed. The schools of universal wisdom advocated by [Francis] Bacon will be founded. And the prophets of universal wisdom in all countries must be accessible to one another...

 "The obvious inference here is Bacon and his schemes for colleges and organizations for the spread of light, 'the merchants of light' of the New Atlantis." - 46:178-9

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE    

But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.  Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. - Dan. 8:38, 39

"The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry. For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve evil.  It is the Instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides of the physical generation, under the mythological and horned forms of the God PAN..." - 155:102

"It was recognized that there were many Gods and Goddesses but one chief supreme God began to be increasingly recognized. Although Dionysus took on many of Pan's attributes, the title the Great God Pan -- Master and Protector of Nature had real meaning." - 313:7

"In his book on the Tarot, Frank Lind says of the Black Magician card that the central figure of the card is that of PAN, THE GOD OF NATURE, the cause of man's instinctive behavior." - 337:7

"[Arcadia] is traditionally associated with the nature god Pan, who closely resembles the odd statue inside Sauniere's church [at Rennes le Chateau], the one which is often referred to as Asmodeus or Rex Mundi." - 336:120

"The Lusty God--call him Hercules or Hermes or Pan or Pallas or Pales or Mamurius or Neptune or Priapus or whatever you please..." - 406:357

"The creation of the universe (according to the phallic adepts) is the work of the hermaphrodite god. The universe was not created but procreated or engendered by him in successive stages. The god himself is supposed to have been the original and unique emanation of the divine substance of which all things are made. In this role the god is known as Pan, the first principle of nature.  Thus man is placed on a par with his creator: both are divine and immortal; man therefore creates when he procreates." - 470

PERVERSION OF SCRIPTURE

Romans 1:20

KJV - For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
NIV - changed "Godhead" to "divine nature"

NASV - changed "Godhead" to "divine nature"

PERSONAL APPLICATION

"The central importance of this aspect of theological liberalism to Christian doctrine is shown by J. Gresham Machen when he writes:

    'The truth is that liberalism has lost sight of the very centre and core of the Christian teaching. In the Christian view of God as set forth in the Bible, there are many elements. But one attribute of God is absolutely fundamental in the Bible; one attribute is absolutely necessary in order to render intelligible all the rest. That attribute is the awful transcendence of God. From beginning to end the Bible is concerned to set forth the awful gulf that separates the creature from the Creator. It is true, indeed, that according to the Bible God is immanent in the world. Not a sparrow falls to the ground without Him. But He is immanent in the world not because He is identified with the world, but because He is the free Creator and upholder of it. Between the creature and the Creator a great gulf is fixed.'" - 503:89-90


21-G. EXPOSE THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DARKNESS (Phallic Worship)

PREMISE

God's Plan

 Pre-Flood Era    Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation>

Millennium

New Heavens & New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

Old Testament Period: God judged Israel when they became involved in phallic rites.

Great Tribulation: When Jesus Christ returns, He will judge those who are involved in phallic worship.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: Phallic worship is in reality the worship of pre-Flood gods.

Old Testament Period: Ham reintroduced phallic rites into the new world. Paganism included phallic rites associated with Pan and Baal worship. The elders of Israel performed hidden rites in the Temple of Solomon.

Church Age: The apostate church promotes phallic rites.

Tribulation: Those who reject phallic worship will slain as idolaters.

Great Tribulation: Phallic rites will be part of the worship of the Antichrist.

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them... And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.  And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. - Ezek. 8:17,18

GREAT TRIBULATION

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. I. Cor. 4:5

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

Phallic Worship, in its final form, will promote orgiastic rites connected with the obelisk. The present emphasis on nudity in TV, movies and pornography is preparing man to "go back to the future" to pre-clothing in the Garden of Eden. Promise Keepers is preparing men for phallic worship through worship before the Washington Monument (an obelisk created by the Freemasons and a phallic symbol) and acceptance of homosexuality via male-bonding rituals.

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. - Phil. 3:18-19

See: Promise Keepers: Sacred Assembly of Men*

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

"The god whose emblem is the phallus first appears as a shepherd god... The shepherd god who lives in a forest is to be found in all cultures, whether as Egypt's Min, Amon, Ra, Osiris, or even Pan, Priapus, or the god of the groves -- Sylvanus." - 102:46

        OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. - Gen. 9:20-22

"The Tables of Testimony...not to be confused with the Ten Commandments...are rather more associated with the original Table of Destiny of the Anunnaki... This ancient archive is directly associated with the Emerald Table of Thoth/Hermes, and, as detailed in alchemical records of Egypt, the author of the preserved writings was the Biblical Ham, a great Archon of the Grail bloodline. He was the essential founder of the esoteric and arcane 'underground stream' which flowed through the ages and his Greek name, Hermes, was directly related to the science of pyramid construction, deriving from the word herma, which relates to a 'pile of stones'." - 348:219

And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. - Ezek. 8:5-7

Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. - Ezek. 8:12

        CHURCH AGE

"In Rhode Island, the Church of Pan exists. The members are involved with a nudist campground." - 215:509 (quoting Jack M. Roper, "Pan: Pagan God and Nature Demon")

Gnostic Gospel of Thomas: "His disciples said, When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you? Jesus said, When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them..." - 183:129

"...the Dutch authority Jan van Baal goes so far as to refer to homosexuality as the 'dark secret' of a phallic religion." - 146:449, "Homosexuality"

"Promise Keepers long-range goal is to have a gathering of one million Christian men in Washington D.C...'kneel in prayer between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument to seek forgiveness as men ask God to restore America."' - 184

"At the July, 1 National Conference in Colorado...Robert Hicks book The Masculine Journey...was provided ... to every man that attended. The majority of the book keeps referring back to the phallus. For example, Hicks says that all men have a 'deep compulsion to worship with our phallus.' (p.56)" - 184

See: Masculine Journey: The Phallic Male

"The newly ordained Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams [a Druid], said in a recent interview that 'faithful' homosexual relationships do not necessarily conflict with the Bible. In an interview with BBC television on December 1, the day before his ordination as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Williams implied that those who see homosexuality as wrong in all cases are not reading the Bible intelligently. He then said, 'My own personal conclusion is that I can see a case for acknowledging faithful same sex relationships' and 'that what at first sight seems absolutely straightforward when you look in the Bible...when you look a bit harder, may not be.'" - 598

    "Where can men turn to recover their origins? To the sacredness of phallos. 'Phallos as God-image provides a solution to this quandary. Phallos as masculine source offers a man a way to return to the unconscious without surrendering his phallic identity.' Monick argues that the 'charm' and 'fascination' that phallos holds for people, whether heterosexual or homosexual, is comparable to an 'uncontrollable god' that needs to be reverenced.... Sheva's symbol is the lingam or phallos. Sheva speaks: 'I am not distinct from the phallos. The phallos is identical with me. It draws my faithful to me and therefore must be worshipped. Wherever there is an upright male organ, I, myself, am present, even if there is no other representation of me... The phallos is...the symbol of the god. This is Cosmic Christ language...
    "[T]here is bound to be a scandal today in a genuine effort to bring sexual mysticism back to the realm of the sacred, but the Cosmic Christ insists that we do indeed bring it back. There alone will men recover active respect and reverence for their own amazing powers... From this point of view Monick calls on men not simply to imitate the women's journey into liberation but to dare to make their own...
    "How does one recover the sense of sacred phallos? One way is to return to the chthonic by way of drumming, dancing, and entering into the irrational processes that have been native ways of ritual and wisdom for tens of thousands of years. The key is our learning to embody the sacred and the physical together again. Rituals ought to be developed to help men, especially while they are young, to undergo such awakenings. Puberty rites - which is what sacramental confirmation rites and bar mitzvahs ought to be about - should be accomplishing these tasks of celebrating one's chthonic wholeness in the company of male adults." (Matthew Fox) - 180:176

        TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. - Rev. 13:15

"Renouncing phallus worship in favor of a person, whether divine or human, is a form of idolatry, an outrage toward the creative principle." - 102:112

 

...and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. - Rev. 20:4

 

See: Sacred Sex 16.B

Abomination of Desolation/Obelisk 24.D

Promise Keepers' Sacred Assembly of Men*

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

"God wants a love partner. Centering on the place where husband and wife become one through their sexual organs, God wants to appear and meet us...(U)se this as your foundation to pursue God. We have to realize that the kingdom of God on earth and in heaven will begin on this foundation." - Sun Myung Moon - 221

PERVERSIONS OF SCRIPTURE

Revelation 14:1

KJV - And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

NASB, NIV - ...having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads...

"[Phallism is] the real religion of the future. If God is to be worshipped at all, the heavenly king and divine father must be combined in a single term - and he must be viewed... as the great source of all being, who may be known in nature - the expression of his life and energy," - 104:78 See: Perversions]

Gnostic Gospel of Thomas: "His disciples said, When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you? Jesus said, When you DISROBE without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them..." - 183:129

PERSONAL APPLICATION

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.  Eph. 5:11-13

Behold, I come as a thief, Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk NAKED, and they see his shame. - Rev.16:15


21-H.  BRIDE OF CHRIST (Goddess Worship)

PREMISE

God's Plan

Pre-Flood Era   Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation

Millennium

New Heavens & New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

Pre-Flood Era: God gave the pattern for marriage in the physical union of Adam and Eve.

Church Age: The Church has been espoused to Jesus Christ; Christ will come for His Bride at the end of the Church Age.

Tribulation/Great Tribulation: The marriage of Christ to His Bride will be consummated in heaven.

The Millennium: Jesus Christ will return to earth with his Bride for the marriage supper.

New Heavens & New Earth: The Lamb and His wife (New Jerusalem) will dwell together for eternity.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Pre-Flood Era: The Great Goddess appeared in cave drawings in the South of France (Languedoc) during the prehistoric Magdalenian era.

Old Testament Period: The Druids worshipped the Great Goddess, Isis, in the form of the Black Virgin in France; Isis was the female side of the androgynous Lucifer; the Goddess was worshipped in Palestine as Astarte/Ashtoreth, whose symbol was the six-pointed star. King Solomon worshipped the goddess Ashtoreth.

Church Age: The occult worshipped the Black Virgin as the Holy Spirit. Heretics within the Roman Church, such as the Cathars of the Languedoc in southern France, worshipped the Black Virgin as Mary Magdalene. The Black Madonna [Isis] was worshpped as Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Tribulation/First 3.5 Years: The Charismatic movement will be a point of entry for Lucifer, posing as the Holy Spirit, to impregnate the Church as the Bride of Christ. The Reformed Churches will embrace the heresy of Mary Magdalene as the New Eve, bride of Jesus, the Second Adam.

Great Tribulation/Golden Age : Sacred marriage rites will result in demon possession of the Esoteric Church; apostate Christians will receive Lucifer as the Holy Spirit in the Age of the Spirit.

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

PRE-FLOOD ERA

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. - Gen. 2:22-24

CHURCH AGE

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. - II Cor. 11:2

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. - Eph. 5:29-33

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. - John 14:2-3

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. - I Thes. 4:16-17

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And...the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. - Matt. 25:6-7,10

TRIBULATION / GREAT TRIBULATION

"Though marriage customs varied in the ancient world, usually there were three major aspects: (1) The marriage contract was often consummated by the parents when the parties to the marriage were still children and not ready to assume adult responsibility. The payment of a suitable dowry was often a feature of the contract. When consummated, the contract meant that the couple were legally married. (2) At a later time when the couple had reached a suitable age, the second step in the wedding took place. This was a ceremony in which the bridegroom accompanied by his friends would go to the house of the bride and escort her to his home. This is the background of the parable of the virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. (3) Then the bridegroom would bring his bride to his home and the marriage supper, to which guests were invited, would take place...

"The marriage symbolism is beautifully fulfilled in the relationship of Christ to His church. The wedding contract is consummated at the time the church is redeemed. Every true Christian is joined to Christ in a legal marriage. When Christ comes for His church at the rapture, the second phase of the wedding is fulfilled, namely, the Bridegroom goes to receive His bride. The third phase then follows, that is, the wedding feast. Here it is significant to note that the bride is already the wife of the Lamb, that is, the Bridegroom has already come for His bride prior to His second coming described in [Rev.] 19:11-16. That which is here announced is not the wedding union but the wedding feast... The third phase of the wedding is about to take place, namely, the feast which presumes the earlier rapture of the bride." - 349:271

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. - Rev. 19:7-8

THE MILLENNIUM

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. - Rev. 19:14-18

NEW HEAVENS & NEW EARTH

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband... And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; - Rev. 21:2,9-11

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

    "In Ice Age art the Great Goddess or Great Mother is responsible not only for life and death but also for regeneration. It is no coincidence that the esoteric number for woman is four; just as in the Christian Trinity, the idea of the Great Goddess in three of her aspects -- Maiden, Mother and Crone -- cuts across history. Her fourth and less well known aspect, the Dove Goddess, makes her the Lady of Transformation...

    "Worship of the divinity continued from the Paleolithic era...

    "The Great Mother exemplified natural generative forces of the belly or womb of the earth, the cave of subterranean darkness. As the Great Goddess, she is not per se a mother or a fertility deity; she has a far wider concept -- that of Cosmic Creatrix. For Stone Age people, God was female... Caves, crevasses, and caverns are natural manifestations of the primordial womb of the Universal Mother, and the art of the deep recesses of the earth seems to be dedicated to her in much the same way that cathedrals such as Chartres are consecrated to the Virgin Mary.

    "The cave, magical chamber of childbirth and frequently the site of initiation and oracular divination, is identified from prehistory with the body of the goddess herself.

    "The participants in such rituals were usually masked, and the fact that the rites often took place in the most remote and inaccessible chambers of the caverns indicates a secret purpose for the ceremonies." - 141:2-3,306,17

"...the Magdalenian [was] the final, and perhaps most impressive, phase of the Paleolithic period. Here artifacts reflect a society made up of communities of fishermen and reindeer hunters... However, the crowning achievement of the Magdalenian was its cave paintings, the culmination of Paleolithic Art... particularly to the magnificent cave paintings in N Spain and the Dordogne valley of SW France." - 124:2128 ("Paleolithic Period")

OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. - I Kings 11:5

    "The Druids, like most initiatory tribal cultures, woshipped the principle of the Eternal Feminine as the source of all fertility. Julius Caesar describes, in de Bello Gallico, the veneration accorded to a fire-blackened, female figurine which was worshipped at a Druidic sacred grotto at Carnutum, now the modern city of Chartres...-- a fertility symbol he called Virgini Pariturae, the virgin about to give birth...

    "It was at Chartres that the Church adopted the veneration of the fire-blackened, Druidic figurine Virgini Pariturae in the guise of the Black Madonna. A medieval replica of the Druidic figure is found in the crypt, which the official guide states categorically was used as an initiation chamber." - 266:49,163

"Of all these [Notre Dame cathedrals], the Notre Dame at Chartres is said to stand on the most sacred ground... At Chartres the telluric earth currents are at their highest, and the site was recognized for its divine atmosphere even in Druidic times... It was a pagan site, dedicated to the traditional Mother Goddess -- a site to which pilgrims travelled long before the time of Jesus. The original altar was built above the Grotte des Druides, which housed a sacred dolmen, and was identified with the 'Womb of the Earth'. - 29:264

[The Ancient Astronauts (Nephilim)] constructed on Earth reflections of their celestial abode: Maurice Chatelain (1988) says that the pattern of the most famous cathedrals in 10 French cites 'have the same configuration as the stars in the constellation of Virgo.'" - 861

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. - Gen 1:2

"In the ancient Mysteries the Dove was the symbol of the third person of the Creative Triad, the Trinity. It was taught that as the lower worlds were brought into being through the generative process, the Dove was to be associated with these goddesses who were identified with the procreative functions. We find, therefore, this pure white bird sacred to Venus, Astarte and Isis. Not only is the Dove the emblem of the maternal instinct with its gentleness and compassion, but it is also the Messenger of the Divine Will, portraying the Power as well as the Wisdom of the Creator." - 258:8

 

"Pike explains that the 'Blazing Star in our Lodges...represents Sirius...' Other sources list this Star as the Star of Isis, Star in the East, Star of the Annunciation...Sept, Sihor, Star of the White Spirits, Star of Isis-Sothis, Star of Hathor, Star of Horus, Nile star, Morning Star.. Star of Set... Lucifer, and Set...

"A witchcraft magazine, Circle Network News, relates:

"'Those who practice Witchcraft with an Egyptian flavour, or are of ceremonial bent, will no doubt join in the celebration of the rising of Sothis (Sirius) the star of Isis on the 23rd of July [1984]. This night from Amenti [the underworld or hell'], shall Seth [Set], God of the underworld, release her, and she shall rise, the Star of Isis, Sothis in all her beauty.'" - 625:52-3

 

"...to Luciferians, God has a dual nature; he is the good god, Lucifer, and the bad god, Adonay, both supposedly equal in power, yet opposite in intent... Lucifer is further divided into Isis, the female principal, and Osiris, the male principal." - 86:31

 

Feasts of Isis

January 6 - Aion (Son of Isis) Festival

March 5 - Egyptian Fest of the Ship of Isis

July 17 - Birthday of Isis

July 24 - Fest of Isis at Egypt

November 3 - Isis resurrects Osiris

December 25 - Isis Festival

CHURCH AGE

"There is no necessity to endeavor to crowbar [Mary Magdalene] into a Galilean setting, for there are other intriguing alternatives for her place of origin: although there was no ‘Magdala’ in Judea in her day, there was a Magdolum in Egypt - just across the border - which was probably the Migdol mentioned in Ezekiel.  There was a large and flourishing Jewish community in Egypt at that time, which was particularly centered on the great sea port of Alexandria, a seething cosmopolitan melting pot of many races, nationalities and religions  and perhaps where the Holy Family had fled to escape the depredations of Herod’s men." - 843

The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein, Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers...

Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying, As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee. But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine. And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men? - Jer. 44:1-3,15-19

 

Encyclopedia Britannica:
   "Astarte/Ashtoreth is the Queen of Heaven to whom the Canaanites had burned incense and poured libations."

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1894:
   "Queen of Heaven with the ancient Phoenicians, was Astarte; Greeks, Hera; Romans, Juno; Trivia, Hecate, Diana, the Egyptian Isis, etc., were all so called; but with the Roman Catholics it is the Virgin Mary." - 870

  • Holy Virgin = Goddess Kore

"Another important feature of the Gnostic tradition of Epiphany is that it is really a feminine holiday. St. Clement of Alexandria (c. 194) mentioned that the followers of the Gnostic master Basilides feasted on the day of the Baptism and kept a long vigil before it. Epiphanius (305-402) gave us a detailed description of how the Alexandrian Gnostics celebrated the Epiphany. They did this in the sanctuary of the Maiden Goddess Kore whom they equated with the image of the Holy Virgin. At midnight they descended with torches into the crypt of the temple and brought the wooden statue of Kore forth in procession. The Maiden was represented naked and sitting, with crosses marked on her brow, her hands and her knees. The statue was carried seven times around the central shrine and was then retired to the crypt once more. The Gnostics said that on this day, Kore, the Virgin, gave birth to the divine principle known as the Christ. It is from the feminine intuitive consciousness and feeling nature that the messianic power, of individuated consciousness is born. Thus the human nature of Jesus or Everyman is transformed into divine and spiritual nature by the holy female power, the Holy Spirit, in the initiation rite of baptism." - 834

"431: The Third Ecumenical Council at Ephesus condemns the Nestorian heresy and approves the veneration of the Virgin Mary as Theotokos (God-Bearer or Mother of God). The Nestorians go into exile in the Persian Empire and become the Assyrian Orthodox Church of the East." - 895

"Catholics claim that no serious question was raised about Mary's sinlessness after the Council of Ephesus in AD 431 which declared Mary to be 'God bearer, Mother of God'. What is not explained is the reason why no questions (according to the RCC) were raised after the council. It is clearly documented that Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, was declared a heretic and exiled because he rejected the popular title given to Mary (Mother of God). The church would claim that Nestorius made it appear, in his emphasis on the reality of the humanity of Jesus, that Christ was two persons or 'two sons' the son of Mary and the son of God. Interestingly, the writings of Ignatius, a disciple of the apostle John and bishop of Antioch, declared a similar thought, 'Mary is presented as Mother of Christ according to his human nature, as the heavenly Father is his Father according to his divine nature (To the Ephesians)', with the same purpose to refute heretical thinking, and yet he is not declared a heretic. Nestorius was declared a heretic based power politics and his denial of Mary as God-bearer, not on Christology. Nestorius was refuting heretical ideas that Christ was not flesh, only deity. In his autobiography, he insisted that he did not oppose the title 'God-bearer' because he denied the Godhead of Christ, but rather to distinguish that Jesus was a genuine human being born with a body and soul. He insisted that calling Mary 'God-bearer, Mother of God' was to declare that God could be born of a woman. Parents pre-exist their children, yet Mary a mortal woman could not pre-exist God; in fact the paradox remains clear to this day that Jesus the son of Mary pre-existed Mary. Yet with the reign of Constantine, the church had gained power, and so no serious questions would be raised outwardly, without the backing of the majority, once that power had been exercised on Nestorius." - 849

"In his [Robert Graves] book, Mammon and the Black Virgin, he draws attention to the ancient tradition in which blackness was associated with feminine wisdom.

"...[The] Black Virgin lives on as an archetype of the universal feminine principle. Historically, the Cathars and the Gnostics of early Christianity had an attitude of real acceptance toward women and the feminine principle. The love feast of the Cathars and the elevation of Sophia to the goddess of wisdom in the Gnostic religion demonstrate their egalitarian views." - 141:87-88

 

    "In the Cathar language of old Provence, a female elf was an albi (elbe or ylbi), and Albi was the name given to the main Cathar centre in Languedoc. This was in deference to the matrilinear heritage of the Grail dynasty, for the Cathars were supporters of the original Albi-gens - the Elven Bloodline which had descended through the Dragon Queens of yore, such as Lilith, Miriam, Bathsheba and Mary Magdalene. It was for this reason that, when Simon de Montfort and the armies of Pope Innocent III descended upon the region in 1209, it was called the Albigensian Crusade. Through some 35 years, tens of thousands of innocent people were slaughtered in this brutal campaign - all because the inhabitants of the region were champions of the original concept of Grail kingship, as against the pseudo-style of monarchy which had been implemented by the papal machine...- 248 (Part 1)

 

"Traditionally, the Albi-gens (Elven bloodline) has been identified with water – a concept that can be traced back some five millennia to Tiâmat the Dragon Queen. Her Akkadian name actually means 'salt waters' and had its equivalent in the Hebrew 'tehôm' (or 'tehômot' in the plural), as used in Old Testament references to 'the deep'." - 248 (Part 3)

 

See: Beast out of the Sea (Pan) 11.A

"The anointment of Jesus' feet is described in many different ways. One translation is that of the Messianic bride ritual. This consisted of the bride wiping ointment on the body of the groom with her hair. Mary of Bethany is described as doing this (John 11:1-2) to Jesus as well as washing his feet with her tears (Luke 7:38). Again Messianic ritual may be the cause. According to Gardner after the 'almah' became pregnant the couple was separated and widowhood was practiced. During the separation ritual the wife was obliged to wash her husbands feet with tears. She was then referred to as 'sister,' the title like that of a nun. Gardner states that in the case of Jesus, his wife's full title then became Sister Miriam Magdala (Gardner 113)." - 889

"The Black Madonna cult is central to the Priory [of Zion]. Its members single out the one at Goult, near Avignon, for special veneration; she is known as 'Notre Dame de Lumières' (Our Lady of the Lights). To them, at least, there is no doubt about the real significance of the Black Madonna. Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire writes explicitly, 'The Black Virgin is Isis and her name is Notre-Dame de Lumière.'" - 242:79

"Jesus gave the Magdalene the title of 'Apostle of the Apostles' and 'the Woman Who Knew All'. He said she would be raised above all the other apostles and rule the forthcoming Kingdom of Light. As we have seen, he also called her 'Mary Lucifer' - 'Mary the Light-bringer'..." - 242:261

"Also black was worn by the high priestess’s, and anyone that had the name of Mary (or Miriam) was in fact a high priestess.  This is common knowledge in ancient Jewish tradition.  The women of the order of Dan, were lay Nazarites.  Mary Magdalene, as a ‘Miriam’, was a head sister of this order (the equivalent of a senior Bishop) and was entitled to wear black, like the Nazarites, and the priests and priestesses of the Goddess Isis." - 888

"The Black Madonna became consistently present after the Crusades. Especially the Knight Templars, who brought to their countries small statues of Black Virgins which were considered exotic pagan representations. The great celebration of the Knight Templars was Pentecost, day of the Holy Ghost and, the Dove belongs to Mother Earth as the Holy Ghost belongs to Mary."  - 840

"...Pope John Paul II says, 'Having created man male and female, the Lord also wants to place the New Eve beside the new Adam in the Redemption...Mary, the New Eve, thus becomes a perfect icon of the church...we can therefore turn to the Blessed Virgin, trustfully imploring her aid in the awareness of the singular role entrusted to her by God, the role of co-operator in the Redemption.'" - 849

"To initiates into the mysteries, the Feminine was a concept that was carnal, mystical and religious at the same time. Its energy and power came from its sexuality, and its wisdom -- sometimes known as the 'whore wisdom' -- came from a knowledge of the 'rose', eros." - 242:158

"Goddess of Reason, The. The central figure in an attempt to supersede Christianity during the French Revolution. The first Feast of Reason was held on 20th Brumaire [November 11], 1793, when the 'goddess', Mlle Candeille of the Opera, was enthroned in Notre Dame Cathedral, which became the Temple of Reason. She was dressed in white with a red Phrygian cap (liberty cap) and the pike of Jupiter-Peuple in her hand. Mme Momoro, wife of a member of the Convention, was later installed at St Sulpice. Goddesses of Liberty and Reason were soon set up throughout France, one allegedly wearing a fillet bearing the words 'Turn me not into License!' Saturnalia of an uninhibited kind accompanied these installations." - 842:457

"Reason, then, is the Absolute; it is in IT we must believe if we would that our faith should have a reasonable and solid basis." (Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma) - 155:737

"Masonry propagates no creed except its own most simple and Sublime One; that universal religion, taught by Nature and by Reason." (Albert Pike)  155:718

"The structure [of the Church] itself will be overthrown, when, in the vivid language of a living writer, 'Human reason leaps into the throne of God and waves her torch over the ruins of the Universe.'" (Albert Pike) - 155:810

"The Philosophal Stone is the foundation of the Absolute philosophy, the Supreme and unalterable Reason." (Albert Pike) - 155:775

"Parallel to the... religious phenomena of the apparition of the Virgin (in the 20th century in Fatima), there is a sociological phenomenon which shocked the world. The sexual revolution, the emancipation of women by means of equal rights and duties and birth control. In the cult of Inanna [Diana] we saw that sacred prostitution was the act which re-established the original androgyny. This cult returns in the 12th century, presenting Magdalene as the 'repentant prostitute'. Later on, she and Saint Mary the Egyptian are venerated as Black Madonnas. This need to reconcile sexuality and religion, as in the beginning of the cult to the Mother Earth Goddess became the greatest legacy of the Black Madonna and grants her the power of integrating the opposites. Her return to the first level of collective consciousness assumes the fall of patriarchal rigidity. Tolerantly regarding the search for the pleasure of life, of happiness and the care for the subtle female qualities, it deceives the male hypocritical laws. Politically, it is in favor of freedom and dignity of the people. Its most important function is to be able to join Justice and Charity, qualities by which the Black Madonnas are venerated by mankind. Like the Holy Ghost, the female part of God, she is the consolation of the Afflicted, and she appears mysteriously where the people suffer more and need more support, as proved by these apparitions:...

"By worshiping the Black Madonna we are receiving the gifts of the Holy Ghost who, it should be reminded, are clear-sightedness, polyglottism, 'clairaudience', inspired teachings and the expulsion of evil spirits (black magic). With these gifts, from the Inanna Goddess to the Holy Virgin, the Black Madonna comes to us as a symbol of the integration/resolution of the opposites. And her secret and her power is the transmutation of our internal moon (soul) into our internal sun (spirit) in an eternal alchemy." - 844

"The new attention to holistic health, health foods, the fitness movement, and the wisdom of the physical body are all part of the reawakening of the Goddess archetype, for the body is seen as the vessel of the Mother in all the ancient religions." - 42:63

"...Earth Mother, Matter, [is] known as Anna ('the Black Virgin'). It is the seat of the will to exist in material form...

"The change from one state into the next is in fact...a death or dissolution of the first state followed by rebirth in a new state. The first death and transmutation brings to birth the 'White Stone' (i.e. pure soul). The second death and transmutation brings to birth the 'Red Stone' (i.e. celestial soul). The 'White Stone' is born from the 'Blackness', whilst the 'Red Stone' is born from the 'Whiteness'.

"In archetypal terms the 'Blackness' is that of Nut (also known as Anna), the Black Virgin. The 'Whiteness' is that of Ast (Isis, also known as Mary), the White Virgin. The 'Redness' is that of Heru (Horus, also known as Jesus), the Red King. This is the spiritual pattern or archetype that the soul follows in its expression of divinity...

"The first four states of [of initiation] are preparatory, whilst the fifth is the threshold in which the 'White Stone' is born from the darkness of Prima Materia. The 'threshold' plus the first three degrees of initiation form the Lesser Mysteries of Virginity. The final four degrees comprise the Greater Mysteries of Light."- 889:40,48,57-8

        TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

"But now is the time of the overshadowing, when the manchild church is being brought forth within the woman church...

"...Mary was overshadowed by the Holy Ghost and brought forth Jesus Christ, the son of God. The church is being overshadowed by the Holy Ghost again to bring forth the Christ in us, not in a physical sense, as with Mary who had a natural child, but in the spiritual sense, where we shall bring forth the fruit of the soul and not the fruit of the womb...

"In order to be filled with the divine nature, we must be overshadowed by the divine.... The Song of Solomon speaks of the love between Christ and the church, and the final act of planting the seed of life within the soul, the womb of the church. This is God's divine order of bringing forth life...

"The marriage supper of the Lamb will not be in heaven in some far off galaxy, but right here and NOW...

"It takes male and female to bring forth life. CHRIST THE MALE and the church the female are necessary for the bringing forth of seed. God is bringing forth seed in the earth like Jesus Christ Himself. To carry out the whole analogy, the man must marry the woman, which is the relationship between us and Christ, and the fruit of such a marriage will be the perfect man which must come forth as the sons of God. The wedding feast, therefore, is the new thing which God is doing in the earth at this time, in which He, the Spirit of God, is overshadowing the elect and INSEMINATING their souls with His own DIVINE NATURE..." [emphasis in original] - 847 (Chap. 11, "Mercy Seat")

"The Gospel concludes with a woman and Jesus in an earthly garden (John 20:15).  Jesus tells Mary that He must ascend to His Father (John 20:17).  Revelation concludes with the bride descending from the Father to be received by her Groom (Rev 21:9-10), coming to a heavenly garden with the river of crystal and the tree of life (Rev 22:1-2).  The Gospel's picture of the bride, corresponding to the bride of Revelation, is Mary Magdalene.  Now the choice of this Mary to represent the bride is remarkable due to her reputation within the Christian community as the one from whom the Lord had cast out seven demons (Luke 8:2).  Consequently, one who had known every form of demonic defilement (cf. Luke 11:26) is chosen by John to represent the bride of Jesus. When read thematically in parallel with Revelation, the redemption of Mary Magdalene is juxtaposed to the redemption of the whore of Babylon, who becomes the bride of Christ.  Once again, the parallel maintains a perfect thematic equipoise with Revelation. The marriage imagery in the Gospel is an implicit Adam typology, with the Lord awakening in the garden tomb as a new Adam.  His wounded side (John 19:34) having been healed, Jesus beholds Mary Magdalene, who has become the new Eve." - 829

"Man, who is the microcosmos of the macrocosmos, or of the archetypal heavenly man, Adam Kadmon, is likewise a trinity; for he is body, soul, and spirit.

"'All that is created by the 'Ancient of the Ancients' can live and exist only by a male and a female,' says the Sohar. He alone, to whom no one can say, 'Thou,' for he is the spirit of the White-Head in whom the 'Three Heads' are united, is uncreated. Out of the subtile fire, on the one side of the White Head, and of the 'subtile air,' on the other, emanates Shekinah, his veil (the feminized Holy  Ghost). 'This air,' says Idra Rabba, 'is the most occult (occultissimus) attribute of the Ancient of Days...

"'They regard,' says Klenker, 'the first-born as man and wife, in so far as his light includes in itself all other lights, and in so far as his spirit of life or breath of life includes all other spirits in itself.' The kabbalistic Shekinah answers to the Ophite Sophia...

"The Gnostics, as well as the Nazarenes, allegorizing on the personification, said that the First and Second man loved the beauty of Sophia, (Sephira) the first woman, and thus the Father and the Son fecundated the heavenly 'Woman' and, from primal darkness procreated the visible light (Sephira is the Invisible or Spiritual Light), 'whom they called the Anointed Christum, or King Messiah.' This Christus is the Adam of Dust before his fall, with the spirit of the Adonai, his Father, and Shekinah Adonai, his mother, upon him; for Adam Primus is Adon, Adonai, or Adonis. The primal existence manifests itself by its wisdom, and produces the Intelligible Logos (all visible creation). This wisdom was venerated by the Ophites under the form of a serpent. So far we see that the first and second life are the two Adams, or the first and the second man. In the former lies Eva, or the yet unborn spiritual Eve, and she is within Adam Primus, for she is apart of himself, who is androgyne. The Eva of dust, she who will be called in Genesis 'the mother of all that live,' is within Adam the Second. And now, from the moment of its first manifestation, the Lord Mano, the Unintelligible Wisdom, disappears from the scene of action. It will manifest itself only as Shekinah, the Grace: for the Cornoa is 'the innermost Light of all Lights,' and hence it is darkness's own substance.

"In the Kabala, Shekinah is the ninth emanation of Sephira, which contains the whole of the ten Sephiroth within herself. She belongs to the third triad and is produced together with Malchuth or 'Kingdom,' of which she is the female counterpart. Otherwise she is held to be higher than any of these; for she is the 'Divine Glory,' the 'veil,' or 'garment,' of Ein Soph. The Jews, whenever she is mentioned in the Targum, say that she is the glory of Jehovah, which dwelt in the tabernacle, manifesting herself like a visible cloud; the 'Glory' rested over the Mercy-Seat in the Sanctum Sanctorum." (H.P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled) - 195:223-224 (Vol. II)

 

"Many Kabbalists conceive of God as embodying both male and female energies, which were divided during creation as part of the process of emanation. They speak of the shekhinah, which in traditional Judaism means the divine presence on earth, as the feminine aspect or mystical bride of God. And they often use language as a means to analyze such mysteries, as in this excerpt from a contemporary non-Jewish Kabbalist which offers an explanation for the mysterious use of the plural form for God early in the Bible:

"The Hebrew word used to denominate God in Genesis is Elohim. This word is a plural formed from the feminine singular ALH (Eloh) by adding IM to it. Since IM is the termination of the masculine plural, added to a feminine noun it makes ELOHIM a female potency united to a male principle, and thus capable of having an offspring. The same intended misconception is given in the Christian idea of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. In the Kabbalah the Deity manifests simultaneously as Mother and Father and thus begets the Son. We are told that the Holy Spirit is essentially masculine, but the Hebrew word used in the Scriptures to denote spirit is Ruach, a feminine noun. The Holy Spirit is really the Mother, and thus the Christian Trinity properly translated should be Father, Son and Mother. - Migne Gonzalez-Wippler, A Kabbalah for the Modern World.

GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

"That Gnostic Gospel [of Philip] lists five initiatory rites or sacraments: baptism, chrism (anointing), eucharist, redemption -- and the highest of all, 'the bridal chamber': 'The chrism is superior to baptism...and Christ is (so) called because of the chrism... He who is anointed possesses the All. He possesses the resurrection, the light, the Cross, the Holy Spirit. The Father gave him this in the bridal chamber." - 242:262

 

"It is through the Shekhinah that humans can experience the Divine... The Shekhinah is often portrayed as a bride or princess whose male lover is the composite of the nine upper sefirot, represented by the prince/ bridegroom Tiferet...

"Tif'eret is the offspring of Hokhmah and Binah... It is often symbolized as a bridegroom or prince who strives to be united with the Shekhinah. Their union produces the human soul." - 841

"The six-pointed star is a symbol of the lost archetype of The Sacred Marriage, representing the balance of male and female...and essential for our personal and planetary healing." - 285

PERSONAL APPLICATION

 


          21-I.  BAPTISM OF FIRE (Planetary Pentecost)

PREMISE

God's Plan

 Pre-Flood Era    Old Testament  

Church Age (Last Days)

Tribulation

Great Tribulation>

Millennium>

New Heavens/New Earth

Satan's Counterfeit

Pre-Flood Era Old Testament

Church Age

 Tribulation  

Great Tribulation

<Golden Age

New Heavens & New Earth

PROGRAM OF GOD

Old Testament Period: God promised the Holy Spirit to Israel in the latter days; John the Baptist prophesied the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire.

Church Age (beg): At Pentecost, God sent the Holy Spirit from heaven in the form of tongues of fire.

Tribulation Period: Fire will proceed out of the mouths of God's two witnesses.

Great Tribulation (end): God will pour the Holy Spirit upon Israel, as He did at Pentecost, to fulfill the latter rain promise of Joel's prophecy.

The Millennium (end): God will send fire from heaven to consume His enemies.

PROGRAM OF SATANIC DUPLICATION

Old Testament: King Solomon prayed and fire came down from heaven.

Great Tribulation: The False Prophet will cause fire to come down from heaven in a counterfeit fulfillment of the latter rain prophecies.

PROPHETIC DISPENSATIONS

    PROGRAM OF GOD

OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD

Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. - Joel 2:23

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. - Joel 2:28-31

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. - Matt. 3:11-12

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. - Matt. 3:13-17

CHURCH AGE (beginning)

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. - Acts 2:1-4

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: - Acts 2:14-20

TRIBULATION / FIRST 3.5 YEARS

And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. - Rev. 11:5

GREAT TRIBULATION (end)

Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. - Joel 2:23

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. - Joel 2:28:31

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. - Matt. 24:29-30

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. - James 5:7-8

"Baptism of Fire. It is clear from the immediate context of this reference (Matt. 3:9-12; Luke 3:16,17) and from the general testimony of Scripture, that this baptism of fire is connected with judgment at the second advent of Christ as the baptism with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5 with 11:16) is connected with grace flowing from the death, resurrection, and ascension at His first advent. As John F. Walvoord correctly observes, 'While the Church Age is introduced with the baptism of the Spirit, the Kingdom Age is to be introduced with a baptism of fire...'." - 299:144

MILLENNIUM (end)

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. - Rev. 20:7-9

The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. - Matt. 13:38-42

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. - II Pet. 3:10

NEW HEAVENS & NEW EARTH

    PROGRAM OF SATAN

        PRE-FLOOD ERA

And [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. - Luke 10:8

"...the Egyptians and Phoenicians believed that the phoenix was the representation of a god who 'rose to heaven in the form of a morning star, like Lucifer, after his fire-immolation of death and rebirth. One former witch explains:

'...Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who (they think) will one day rise triumphant. This, of course, also relates to the raising of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic 'christ'...

"The eagle (also called the Bird of Jove) is frequently identified with the phoenix. As is well known, the eagle is used extensively in Masonry. In a Masonic Bible was the question: 'What is the symbolism of the Eagle in Freemasonry?' The answer given was: 'The eagle has been a symbol among the different peoples of the world from time immemorial. In Egypt, Greece, and Persia it was sacred to the sun; among pagans it was the emblem of Jupiter; among the Druids it was the symbol of their supreme god.'" - 39:122-24

       OLD TESTAMENT

Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house. And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house. And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. - II Chron. 7:1-3

       CHURCH AGE

"The Manichaean tradition knows that the Holy Ghost is the transformed Lucifer and the dove is the transformed serpent; and that the Grail was once formed from the precious stone in the crown of Lucifer and was filled with the blood of Christ who redeems Lucifer himself. This is the real Grail mystery. Through the eating of the fruit from the tree in paradise, man has fallen. Through partaking of the Grail, he is raised again. This is the meaning of the Lord's supper." - 126:193

"Only through the revelation of the Christ within each human being can this at-one-ment be made. Only through the new birth, the baptism of spirit and of fire, and the transfiguration of the nature can deliverance be found, can unity with God be achieved. Only through the sacrifice of humanity, which is the essence of the crucifixion, can the resurrection be undergone." (Alice Bailey) - 634

"The great festival of the Templars was Pentecost, day of the Holy Spirit, as opposed to Easter or Christmas. Pentecost is also the high feast of the Arthurian Grail legends. The Cathars saw the coming of Jesus as just a stage, prefiguring the coming of the Holy Spirit." - 272:108

"Grace is the meaning of the Grail. It's first apparition therefore came in the city of Jerusalem itself, on the eve of Pentecost when baptism occurred as the Holy Ghost descended in fire on the Apostles. John the Baptist had predicted it. Thus, Pentecost remained King Arthur's holy day... The reward of [Grail] Questers is such an experience, an 'open sight' of God... Both Perceval and Galahad...wore red to symbolize the fires of baptism, those flames always seen by witnesses and participants after full Grail Procession." - 653:333-334

“Epiphany was traditionally a Christian feast to celebrate the 'shining forth' or revelation of God to humanity in human form, in the person of Jesus Christ. It included the birth of Jesus Christ; the visit of the three Magi, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar arrived in Bethlehem; and all of Jesus' childhood events, up to his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist. The feast was initially based on, and viewed as a fulfillment of, the Jewish Feast of Lights. This was fixed on January 6, but over time the western churches decided to celebrate Christmas on December 25. The eastern churches continued to treat 6th January as the day marking Jesus's birth. This has given rise in the west to the notion of a twelve day festival, starting on 25th December, and ending on 6th January, called the twelve days of Christmas.

“Today in Eastern Orthodox churches, the emphasis at this feast is on the shining forth and revelation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah and second person of the Holy Trinity at the time of his baptism. It is one of the great feasts of the liturgical year." - 835

"Epiphany is from the Greek words epi, upon, and phainein, to show. Its meaning is a manifestation, and in the Christian mythos this manifestation occurs at the time of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptizer. In the earlier centuries of Christianity, Epiphany was considered to be more important than Christmas, even by the so-called orthodox church. In 447 AD, Pope Leo wrote in his 18th Epistle to the bishops of Sicily about Epiphany.
    "He called it the festival when the Savior is reborn through the descent of the Holy Spirit, and states that the Church Fathers regard this second birth as more important than the first. It seems that the symbolism of the two births, well known to the ancient world and to the early Christians, does not deal only with the person of Jesus but also with the life of every person. We are all born into a physical body, but unless we undergo this second birth in the spirit, our lives will have been in vain. The Epiphany, or showing forth of the inner person, is a spiritual initiation into the mystery of the inner life of the soul, which brings the revelation of the innate divinity of man. It is the discovery of the hero-god resident within our own natures, the recognition on the part of the personality that we are the beloved Sons and Daughters of our Divine Parent in whom the Godhead is well pleased. - 834

        GREAT TRIBULATION / GOLDEN AGE

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. - Rev. 12:7-9

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, - Rev. 13:11-13

"Satan always wanted a substitute religion. a. 'I will be like the most high' (Isa. 14:14). b. 'The man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition...who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God,...so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God' (II Thess. 2:3-4).c. Substitute Trinity, Satan, antichrist, and false prophet. 3. Future Babylon is the apostate church. a. Called 'Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots, and abominations of the earth (Rev. 17:5). b. Babylon associated with the Beast (antichrist) and the revived Roman Empire of 10 nations (Rev. 17:3, 12). c. Merger of Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc. d. The religious glue is supernatural signs and wonders. (Not Roman Catholic, or doctrine). 'The beast that was, and is not, and yet is' (Rev. 17:8). 'His deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered at him" (Rev. 13:3). 'So that he maketh fire to comedown out of heaven' (Rev. 13:13) (Satanic Pentecost)." - 826

"You have come home to me. The bread and wine hold within them the substance of my new body. The key for you now each day is to breathe deeply in a 'birthing experience' of the resurrected body. Then do the communion and experience my body transforming yours. Do this in preparation for the Planetary Birth which will be induced through this experience given to the new disciples of Christ who chose to work together for the Planetary Pentecost, when the Spirit of God is poured out upon all people. This is the purpose of your mission on Earth. All your projects will be reoriented, aligned and empowered as you accept this purpose and put it first...finally." (Barbara Marx Hubbard) - 80:311

"For many years Bob Jones has received valuable revelations on [the Day of Atonement] outlining activities of the Holy Spirit for the seasons ahead. The season surrounding the upcoming Day of Pentecost will be a point of demarcation for those identified as this generation of youth. The interval between Atonement and the Day of Pentecost will be utilized for indoctrination and consecration for those things following the release that should take place during the season of heightened spiritual intensity surrounding Pentecost... [A] portion of the revelations also highlighted the season surrounding the upcoming feast of Pentecost as a pivotal time of transition for the church. Again, we are admonished to allow the term between the Feast of Tabernacles and the season of Pentecost as preparation for those days that follow the ‘shifting of gears’ that will transpire around Pentecost." (Bob Jones) - 825

    “Christ gives us a definite picture of the entire process in His own life story, built around those major initiations which are our universal heritage and the glorious (and for many) the immediate opportunity. These are: 1. The Birth at Bethlehem, to which Christ called Nicodemus, saying, 'Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.' (St. John, III, 3.) 2. The Baptism in Jordan. This is the baptism to which John the Baptist referred us, telling us that the baptism of the Holy Spirit and of fire must be administered to us by Christ. (St. Matt., III, 11.)...

    "... The disciples of the world are preparing for the second initiation, the Baptism, and for this must come a purification of the emotional desire nature and a dedication of the desire nature to the life of the soul...

    "...Only through the new birth, the baptism of spirit and of fire, and the transfiguration of the nature can deliverance be found, can unity with God be achieved." (Alice Bailey) - 634

 

 "Grace is the meaning of the Grail. It's first apparition therefore came in the city of Jerusalem itself, on the eve of Pentecost when baptism occurred as the Holy Ghost descended in fire on the Apostles. John the Baptist had predicted it. Thus, Pentecost remained King Arthur's holy day... The reward of [Grail] Questers is such an experience, an 'open sight' of God... Both Perceval and Galahad...wore red to symbolize the fires of baptism, those flames always seen by witnesses and participants after full Grail Procession." - 653:333-4

"In a service that was actually led by Wes Campbell, Marc DuPont felt led to 'move in the prophetic,' calling selected men forward to be 'ambassadors for the Kingdom of God' to other pastors and leaders in the Body of Christ because 'it's not a Vineyard message it's a kingdom message, what God is doing.'

"'Many leaders are going to be greatly shaken, I think that means not just theologically, but as already happening, many are being shaken in the spirit, it's happening quickly, talk about paradigm shifts, many people are just losing their paradigms and that's what needs to happen ... I believe God wants to put a mark on many of you, even right now ... He wants to put a mark upon you, I believe the Lord is going to start challenging you to contact other pastors and leaders that you've had relationship with in the past where maybe there's been rocky turmoil things ... God's going to want to use some of you to be ambassadors for what He's doing here, because He's wanting this to go to other churches ... I believe the Lord is going to put a mark on some of you and He's going to put a burden within you for some other pastors, Lutheran, Baptist, whatever ... We're going to, uh, I see in the Spirit the angel, an angel, I don't know if it's the angel of the Lord, but angels are going to come and the Holy Spirit is going to put a cross on some of you...'

"I spoke enough of DuPont here and in another place to let you know enough about him. I'll close with a little comment on his 'mystical' ministry practices. On a tape featuring Wes Campbell, Marc is called forward to pray for a few of the pastors. In the ministry time, Marc proclaims that he is 'placing a mark' on them, prophetically!" - 848

PERVERSIONS

Revelation 20:9

KJV - And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
NIV - omits "from God"
NASV - omits "from God"

PERSONAL APPLICATION

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. - II Thes. 2:9-10

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. - II Cor. 11:13-15


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