Identifying The Antichrist


AntichristNo, this is not going to be a post about who, at this stage of history, is the coming false messiah. I’ve seen enough guessing games to last me a lifetime!

In fact, it’s the opposite.

I have witnessed a growing trend on social media, where people – even non christians and agnostics – tend to label every sinister or evil person as the “antichrist”. These people have little to no biblical understanding of who he will be, in reality. Continue reading

The Matthew 24 Rapture Dilemma


The description of the endtimes in Matthew 24 has become a focus of attention in past months. It has been used to show the differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming.  

However it’s also been used to eliminate the Rapture and even the Church entirely from what Jesus said.

Some deny that Jesus was talking to Christians at all. They see no correlation between Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation, and fix all the events Jesus mentioned during what they claim will be seven years of Tribulation. Although these beliefs are commonplace, are they actually supported by the bible text itself?

In Matthew 24 Jesus answered three questions asked by the disciples:

  1. When will the Temple be destroyed, no stone being left upon another
  2. What are the signs that you are coming back for us?
  3. What are the signs of the End and Final Judgement, and the setting-up of the earthly kingdom?

Continue reading

Nailing My Rapture Colours To The Mast


The RaptureI am reluctantly joining the current pre-trib debate. I have hesitated very much in writing about this, as I know that most have already hardened into one side or the other, and I refuse to engage in pointless debate.

But after prayer, I read this [about a different topic] on a post to my Facebook “It is love to warn someone of deception and falsehood. It is a believer’s obligation if you know the truth to warn a brother or sister of deception and of wolves in sheep’s clothing. To say nothing at all is to not care about that person’s soul.” 

So I am going to post this, because I believe the time is right.

I’ve been noticing an escalation in the age-old rapture debate with people taking sides on what at first glance seems a trivial and even minor doctrine of scripture, compared to everything else in the gospel.

And the endless debate isn’t even about the FACT of the rapture, but its TIMING.

Now it’s getting even more unworthy of the Body of Christ, with some calling others heretics, and breaking fellowship, and even saying that anyone who doesn’t believe the classic pre-seven-year theory is ignorant, stupid, apathetic, backslidden or “will be left behind to suffer God’s wrath”. Where does such thinking and talking come from? It’s not from God!

I haven’t made the rapture timing a focus of my writings, because there are more important and less divisive things that need to be said. I hate confrontation and I am grieved by pointless sniping at the jots and tittles of doctrine. Didn’t God warn us against debating over words for no particular reason?

The Church started arguing over the rapture almost from day one! And how are we to respond? Let’s see what the bible commands….

[Please go to my website to read the remainder of this article. Click on the link.]

Are You Ready? Consider This:


Last week I was about to post to this blog with an update to information I started getting in the early 1990’s. In the end I held back because the update [surprisingly even to me]  included the suggestion of a coming THIRD WORLD WAR.

Not wanting to rush to make this statement, even though I felt it was backed up by scripture and current events, I laid the blog entry to one side intending to pray over it and work on it some more.

Today however I received in the mail what I believe was partly a confirmation, although of course everything like this needs to be treated with due caution and surrounded by prayer.

I had in fact encountered this article before, but I read many articles and they go in the pending pile until they are relevant (if ever). The timing of this one seemed to be more than coincidence however.

Let me preface it with a personal note:

I am becoming increasingly concerned at the lack of preparedness, lack of interest and lack of understanding of the majority of Christians and churches regarding the biblical endtimes!

I believe the devil is distracting many with ear-tickling messages that appeal to our love of safety and security, instead of facing up to the hard cold facts – that we need to put our lives in order, seek God for wisdom and understanding, repent of any known sin that keeps us from living a fully-dedicated life, and be brave enough to reconsider all the old well-worn theories about the tribulation and rapture and endtimes that have served well enough for centuries but NOW are incomplete and misleading.

The approaching troubles will require every ounce of your faith, endurance and dedication to the truth. It will drain you of all self-reliance and require you to be firmly standing on the ROCK, and on that only. It will shake your every perception and belief,  test your self-sacrifice to the limit, and require you to put aside every other consideration such as family, relationships, churches, careers, finances, comfort and possessions so that your one and only ground on which you firmly stand is GOD, his WORD and his REDEMPTION.

So without further preamble, please read this 1968 PROPHECY from a 90-YEAR-OLD WOMAN in NORWAY

An old woman of 90 from Valdres in Norway had a vision from God in 1968. The evangelist Emanuel Minos had meetings (services) where she lived. He had the opportunity to meet her, and she told him what she had seen. He wrote it down, but thought it to be so unbelievable that he put it in a drawer. After 30 years, he understood he had to share the vision with others.

The woman from Valdres was a very alert, reliable, awake and credible Christian, with a good reputation among all who knew her. This is what she saw:

“I saw the time just before the coming of Jesus and the outbreak of the Third World War. I saw the events with my natural eyes. I saw the world like a kind of a globe and saw Europe, land by land. I saw Scandinavia. I saw Norway. I saw certain things that would take place just before the return of Jesus, and just before the last calamity happens, a calamity the likes of which we have never before experienced.

She mentioned four waves:

1. “First before Jesus comes and before the Third World War breaks out there will be a ‘détente’ like we have never had before. There will be peace between the super powers in the east and the west, and there will be a long peace. [Remember, that this was in 1968 when the cold war was at its highest. -E. Minos]. In this period of peace there will be disarmament in many countries, also in Norway and we are not prepared when it (the war) comes. The Third World War will begin in a way no one would have anticipated – and from an unexpected place.

2. “A lukewarmness without parallel will take hold of the Christians, a falling away from true, living Christianity. Christians will not be open for penetrating preaching. They will not, like in earlier times, want to hear of sin and grace, law and gospel, repentance and restoration. There will come a substitute instead: prosperity (happiness) Christianity.

“The important thing will be to have success, to be something; to have material things, things that God never promised us in this way. Churches and prayer houses will be emptier and emptier. Instead of the preaching we have been used to for generations – like, to take your cross up and follow Jesus – entertainment, art and culture will invade the churches where there should have been gatherings for repentance and revival.

This will increase markedly just before the return of Jesus.

3. “There will be a moral disintegration that old Norway has never experienced the likes of. People will live together like married without being married. [I do not believe the concept ‘co-habitor’ existed in 1968 – E. Minos.]

Much uncleanness before marriage, and much infidelity in marriage will become the natural (the common), and it will be justified from every angle. It will even enter Christian circles and we pet it – even sin against nature. Just before Jesus returns there will be TV- programs like we have never experienced. [TV had just arrived in Norway in 1968. -E. Minos]

“TV will be filled with such horrible violence that it teaches people to murder and destroy each other, and it will be unsafe in our streets. People will copy what they see. There will not be only one ‘station’ on TV, it will be filled with ‘stations.’ [She did not know the word ‘channel’ which we use today. Therefore she called them stations. -E. Minos.]

TV will be just like the radio where we have many ‘stations,’ and it will be filled with violence. People will use it for entertainment. We will see terrible scenes of murder and destruction one of the other, and this will spread in society.

Sex scenes will also be shown on the screen, the most intimate things that take place in a marriage.”

[I protested and said, we have a paragraph that forbids this kind of thing. -E. Minos.]  Note: the word is probably ‘law’ .

There the old woman said: “It will happen, and you will see it. All we have had before will be broken down, and the most indecent things will pass before our eyes.”

4. “People from poor countries will stream to Europe. [In 1968 there was no such thing as immigration. -E. Minos.] They will also come to Scandinavia – and Norway. There will be so many of them that people will begin to dislike them and become hard with them. They will be treated like the Jews before the Second World War.

Then the full measure of our sins will have been reached [I protested at the issue of immigration. I did not understand it at the time. -E. Minos.]

NOTE: in Norway recently we have indeed seen the results of this devil-inspired hatred. Breivik was a ‘Christian fundamentalist’ who held anti-Muslim views.

He believed he had the mission of saving Europe from the threats of Islam, immigration and multi-culturalism.

The man who carried out the nation’s deadliest tragedy since World War II portrays himself as a “crusader against a tide of Islam”.

(continued) The tears streamed from the old woman’s eyes down her cheeks. “I will not see it, but you will. Then suddenly, Jesus will come and the Third World War breaks out. It will be a short war.” (She saw it in the vision.)

“All that I have seen of war before is only child’s play compared to this one, and it will be ended with a nuclear atom bomb. The air will be so polluted that one cannot draw one’s breath. It will cover several continents, America, Japan, Australia and the wealthy nations. The water will be ruined (contaminated?). We can no longer till the soil. The result will be that only a remnant will remain. The remnant in the wealthy countries will try to flee to the poor countries, but they will be as hard on us as we were on them.

“I am so glad that I will not see it, but when the time draws near, you must take courage and tell this. I have received it from God, and nothing of it goes against what the Bible tells.

“The one who has his sin forgiven and has Jesus as Savior and Lord, is safe.”

An Additional Word: ‘WHEN the OIL FLOWS’

An elder in the Pentecostal Church at Moss, Norway, Martin Andersen, heard the following prophecy in 1937, in Moss:

‘When oil comes out of the North Sea and along the Norwegian coast, things will begin to happen, and the return of Jesus is approaching.’

When these words had been proclaimed, people stood up in the congregation and asked the man to sit down and not speak such nonsense. In 1937 it was indeed nonsense to talk about oil being pumped along the Norwegian coast. Today all the world’s big oil companies are pumping oil along the coast of Norway. Norway is the world’s third greatest exporter of oil – after Saudi Arabia.

Original source editor’s note:
Because of my fear of transmitting false prophecy, I have diligently inquired concerning the information in this letter. Publication has been delayed until permission could be secured from Ragna [Von Porat] in Israel. In my contact with her, she has assured me that these accounts are true and reliable. In fact, she relates that the first account has already been published in one of Norway’s Christian newspapers.

I have found in my own research that the first account was also published by the Christian Information Service in Germany. The website of Dr. Emanuel Minos is active today and can be accessed for verification. Although the language on this site is Norwegian, the very similar story of the woman and her vision is posted there in English. The above accounts are transmitted just as they were received.

Personal Note: All such prophecies need to be tested and not accepted as the inspired word of God. But I must say that nothing here contradicts what I have seen in scripture and know from my studies in biblical prophecy. That may worry some who believe that NONE of these events will be seen by the Church, and that a Third World War will only take place during the time of the Antichrist.

I am not a post-millennialist (in case you wondered) nor am I even a post-tribulationist in the usual meaning of that term. But I do see in scripture that the “coming of Jesus” (aka the Rapture) takes place after a build-up of events and signs over an unspecified number of years, and immediately before the greatest disaster and cataclysm this world has ever seen.

I intend to write at more length about this in a new web article.

What’s Going in YOUR Box?


Recently I’ve been thinking about the preparations we are all now making for the coming of the Lord. (At least, those of us who are aware of it!)

I liken it to this: a family know they are going to move house. Maybe not this week, nor next week, but soon and they have to make a start on the sorting and packing. They are down-sizing so not everything can be included, and the children have a LOT of toys and stuffed animals so something has to be sacrificed.

They hand the children a box each and say, “put in there ONLY what you absolutely need. You can only take the essentials. You’ll have to be brave and leave a lot of things behind!” This is like our preparations for the End. We have all – during this time of peace and prosperity – developed lives full of inessential clutter, and I don’t mean just material possessions. Actually, it’s the spiritual clutter that slows us down the most.

Now the time has come to sort through our lives and think “what do I actually NEED?”. We can allow ourselves plenty of  “things” while we sit at home in our large house, but when God begins to move we have to follow and then anything too big or cumbersome will just be a hindrance.

The Israelites found this out when they came from a settled way of life in Egypt into a dry wilderness. They were led by God who showed himself as a pillar of smoke by day and fire by night. Whenever the pillar moved on, the Israelites had to pack up and move. Imagine if you’d just got the tent the way you liked it, added a few shelves, arranged the food alphabetically in rows, plumped up the skins that you sat on, made a roaring fire and had just set the pan of water on it to have a nice hot drink (or whatever – excuse me but I have no idea what they’d do, so bear with me). As you lay back and sigh, contemplating a relaxing afternoon, you see through the tent door the pillar of smoke moving away. ARGHH. Now you have to hurry and pack everything up again!

How much better it would have been to be “always at the ready” as Jesus warned. He said we should be waiting for him like people about to go on a journey, ready-clothed, hat and coat on, bag slung round your shoulder, spare toothbrush in your pocket and you don’t need to rush down to the bank to draw out some cash. Don’t get too settled is my point. Travel light. If there’s anything in your “tent” that is going to cause a delay, get rid of it, that’s my advice.

Going back to the those boxes – what will you put in yours? If you don’t really need it, ditch it!

The Bible and the Third Seal


By Dana G Smith

Oct 9th, 2008

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger

The world saw the dark day in which the Dow dropped 777 points in a one day nose dive at the beginning of the Jewish Holiday celebrating the New Year known as Rosh Hashanah. Putting this in perspective many analysts have been trying to calm the fears as major governments joined in the move to save the world economic system by buying up bad debt. Fox business news quoted Frank Davis, the director of sales and trading at LEK Securities who said “We’ve got fear selling going on. It’s hard to control logical when you have fear selling.”

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

“Global Economic Trouble”

Revelation 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Moreover, with the Nikkei index dropping to its lowest level in two decades, the world financial crisis is taking its toll. On this day, the day in which Yom Kippur begins at sundown, world markets are greeted by the Federal Reserve lowering its prime interest rate by a half point. The move to lower the rate was an historic one as the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss Bank, Chinese Bank, and numerous others joined in to save the world economy.

This is a sign of the times, prophetically. First on Rosh Hashanah we find the down dropped 777, a triumviral number of 7’s. Seven is a perfect, complete number, one of completion. With three of them on the downward spiral of the Dow, this signals a staunch warning. The year we have entered will be one of a financial crisis. It is one where the governments will not be able to handle. It is one where we find the LORD God shaking up the systems of government and their monetary markets as well.

James 5:1 ¶Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

The fall feasts all look forward to prophetically to the coming of the LORD Jesus Christ [Yeshua Ha Massiach]. Included in these is the time of repentance, examination, and seeking the LORD God, known as Yom Kippur. Add to this the time known as Sukkot or Tabernacles and you have a picture of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ who will rule and reign in his Tabernacle from Jerusalem. He will also have all the nations come once a year to celebrate this ‘Feast of Tabernacles’. The economy, money crisis, credit crunch, debt, and global ability to finance will be affected to the point that fear and panic will spread as never before. Add to this the full signs found in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 and you will have a true picture of what is coming.

Isaiah 55:6 ¶Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Acts 15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

Dana G Smith is the author of D-Day For America, a prophecy book of what is coming to America. Published by Xulon Press, ISBN: 1-59781-843-7. Dana is the editor of the W.I.B.R. online Web Sites. http://write-wing.blogspot.com/

Who is the Messiah?


October 5, 2008 at 10:16

On a fascinating and disturbing website: “Forcing Change”:  http://www.forcingchange.org  we can read about globalisation and the New World Order now forming, as much a result of heresy in the churches as economic recession and environmentalism in my opinion. Indeed the Observer newspaper today (Sunday 5th October) has a leading article about the New Order that “the Crash of 2008” will bring about.

However, Christians believe that New Order will require a New Leader, a Messiah figure who will promote and introduce the startling ideas of globalisation to mankind. This article on the above-mentioned website explores some thinking around the concept that should make us sit back and wonder how long it will be before he arrives to head us all in the “right direction”.

The Millennium Messiah and World Change By Carl Teichrib

Allow me to introduce to you the new Jesus. This isn’t the Jesus Christ known to us from the pages of the Holy Bible, rather, this Jesus is a new version cast into the arena of international politics and global social change. Wondering what I’m talking about?

In the fall of 1999, I received a little book titled The Night Jesus Christ Returned To Earth, authored by Captain Tom A. Hudgens. In the late 1990’s, while attending various conferences on international affairs, I had the opportunity of listening to Mr. Hudgens present his views on “world order” and global citizenship. At that time, Mr. Hudgens was President and CEO of the Association to Unite the Democracies – an organization dedicated to the advancement of global government by specifically working towards the unification of leading democratic countries – so his views carried a decidedly internationalist flavor. Not surprisingly, so too does the Jesus character of Hudgens’ book.

In his Foreword, Hudgens writes, “In this book I have intentionally put words into Jesus’ mouth. Whether the words came directly to me from Him or that the words are my own invention is debatable” [1]. Furthermore, Hudgens draws out a challenge, “If what I have Jesus say in this book does not agree with what you think He would say, I challenge you to write down what you think He would endorse today” [2].

As a work of fiction, the author portrays Jesus Christ as returning to Earth during the Millennium Celebrations at Times Square in New York City. The year, 1999, is only seconds away from closing.

“At the very moment that the white ball should start its descent, a loud explosion scatters the ball into a million pieces of confetti. In its place is Jesus Christ, descending and arriving at the bottom for his triumphal return to Earth, not as described in the Book of Revelation, but as He Himself had decided to make His entrance” [3].

At this point in the book, Jesus explains why he appeared first in the United States, and New York City more specifically:

1.       America has the most Christians,

2.       The United Nations is headquartered in New York, and…

3.       The US is the “freest of all nations and the guarantor of freedom and human rights” [4].

Jesus then asks “all citizens of the world to elect ten disciples for me…” [5]. All of this is rather novel, especially given the fact that the Jesus of the Bible always invited His disciples to follow Him – it was not a matter of democracy, but of invitation and personal calling.

Hudgens then goes on to describe what his version of Jesus “would endorse today.”

1. A stabilization of the United Nations and a call to global democracy [6].

2. A uniting of all democratic countries into a limited federal republic; ie, a world government. In fact, this “Millennium Messiah” [my phrase] makes numerous direct references to the Association to Unite the Democracies – Hudgens’ world government lobbying organization – it’s agendas and ideas, and it’s importance in striving for a political, economic, and military unification of like-minded nations [7].

3. That the European Union should become the core group used to unite the democracies, and that other existing international arrangements (such as NATO) be brought into the fold [8].

4. That “total gun control” is necessary. In this regard, the National Rifle Association is mentioned as a negative factor in America’s political system [9].

5. A calling to “sap the strength of the multinational corporations which are ruling the world.” Hudgens’ Jesus explained that these multinational corporations are “ruling the world” to the detriment of the poor [10]. [Author’s note: multinational corporations do exercise a considerable degree of power within national economies, but an enhanced United Nations or some other centralist type world government – which Hudgens suggests – would be akin to opening a Pandora’s Box of political and economic control over all peoples, be they rich, poor, or middle class via another layer of power and political/economic influence.]

6. A calling for population control and the necessity of abortion in order to ensure the safety of the Earth’s environment. Hudgens’ Jesus even tells us when life begins; “when the umbilical cord is severed.” Moreover, Jesus even goes so far as to tell his New York audience that, “I plan to speak with the Pope about this matter” [11].

7. And, among other things, Jesus brings religion into the picture by declaring, “Over time I believe we can show that Christianity is compatible with all other religions. My coming will help to solidify the religions” [12].

I understand that Mr. Hudgens’ name and organization are not recognized house-hold words. Few people outside of World Federalist circles and global citizenship lobby groups will have ever heard of either the individual or his association. And it’s not that his book The Night Jesus Christ Returned To Earth has been an influential top-seller. Odds are, those who have the book are few and far-between.

So why bring all of this up? Simply because these concepts represent a line of thinking found within certain elements of the international community. Of this we need to be aware.

Former United Nations high-official, Robert Muller [not the FBI Robert Muller], readily preached and still advocates a new global order which incorporates a politically internationalist New Age Jesus. In his 1982 book, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Muller writes, “If Christ came back to earth, his first visit would be to the United Nations to see if his dream of human oneness and brotherhood had come true” [13].

In a section of New Genesis titled “The Reappearance of Christ” [this chapter is a transcript of a speech he gave at the Arcane School Conference, a New Age body directly connected to Lucis Trust and the occult philosophies of Alice Bailey], Muller spells out a lengthy yet revealing vision of “Christ” within a new world paradigm.

“So everywhere I look – and I am not a theologian or a philosopher, I am just a United Nations official trying to make a little sense out of all this – everywhere I see the Christ’s luminous messages. They are all still among us, they are coming again to the fore ever more potently. In the present global world they have to express themselves in the ecumenism of religions. The world’s major religions in the end all want the same thing, even though they were born in different places and circumstances on this planet. What the world needs today is a convergence of the different religions in the search for and definition of the cosmic or divine laws which out to regulate our behavior on this planet. World-wide spiritual ecumenism, expressed in new forms of religious cooperation and institutions, would probably be closest to the heart of the resurrected Christ. I would wholeheartedly support the creation of an institutional arrangement in the UN or in UNESCO for a dialogue and cooperation between religions. There is a famous painting and poster which shows Christ knocking at the tall United Nations building, wanting to enter it. I often visualize in my mind another even more accurate painting: that of a United Nations which would be the body of Christ” [14].

Muller’s vision didn’t emerge from his own sense of spiritual understanding, it is the result of other peoples work – including the mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Muller devotes a chapter to Chardin in New Genesis) [15], and Alice Bailey, whose writings have heavily influenced the Robert Muller School program [16].

Chardin, a highly controversial Catholic theologian, advocated the complete unification of mankind, including,

1.       The development of a common humanity-wide consciousness [17].

2.       A “new spiritual dimension” based on “universal unification” [18], and the establishment of a universal human creed; “…a new spirit for a new order” [19].

3.       A complete economic, political, and social planetary structure based on group thinking,

“…everything suggests that at the present time we are entering a peculiarly critical phase of super-humanisation. This is what I hope to persuade you of by drawing your atention to an altogether extraordinary and highly suggestive condition of the world round us, one which we all see and are subject to, but without paying attention to it, or at lease without understanding it: I mean the increasingly rapid growth in the human world of the forces of collectivisation.

The phenomenon calls for no detailed description. It takes the form of the all- encompassing ascent of the masses; the constant tightening of economic bonds; the spread of financial and intellectual associations; the totalisation of political regimes; the closer physical contact of individuals as well as nations; the increasing impossibility of being or acting or thinking alone – ” [20] [italics in original].

4.       Global unification through supernatural powers; “Whether we wish it or not, Mankind is becoming collectivised, totalised under the influence of psychic and spiritual forces on a planetary scale” [21].

5.       And an endorsement and longing for the United Nations to flourish, even though it is still imperfect and will remain so until complete social totalization is achieved [22].

Placing the capstone on all of this is the ongoing and incomplete work of the New Age Christ,

“And since Christ was born, and ceased to grow, and died, everything has continued in motion because he has not yet attained the fullness of his form. He has not gathered about Him the last folds of the garment of flesh and love woven for him by his faithful. The mystical Christ has not reached the peak of his growth…and it is the continuation of this engendering that there lies the ultimate driving force behind all created activity…Christ is the term of even the natural evolution of living beings.” [23]

Similar to Chardin, Alice Bailey – a leader in the early Theosophical movement and founder of Lucifer Publishing Company, which later morphed into Lucis Trust and has since spurred on a whole series of New Age subsidiaries – taught that a transformed world was close at hand. And like Chardin’s “new spirit for a new order,” Bailey writes in The Rays and The Initiations, “Some day the minds of men – illuminated by the light of the soul – will formulate the one universal religion, recognizable by all” [24].

Expanding this spiritual collective philosophy further, Bailey reveals that the new world Christ will manifest himself physically, directing his will into the arena of world politics, economics, and religion [25]. Even now, Bailey explains, the apparent contradiction of national and international conflict is geared towards this singular purpose – a “climax,” a “point of tension” that “will eventually prove to be the agent that will bring about a point of emergence” [26].

Muller, Chardin, Bailey…each of these visionaries, and scores more, call out for a restrucutred international political system, global economic change, and a social transformation of the globe – all brought about by a New Age Messiah. Which brings us full circle, coming face-to-face with Hudgens’ Millennium Jesus and Hudgens’ challenge: what would Jesus endorse today?

Actually, this isn’t too hard to figure out. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Knowing this, it’s fairly easy to discern what Jesus Christ would endorse today; it’s the same thing He endorsed 2000 years ago – an exclusive way to the Father (John 14:6) and that man is in need of a Savior because man is a sinful creature (John 3:16-21).

But none of this bodes well in today’s climate of global tolerance and planetary correctness. Instead, a New Age Messiah is desired and anticipated, one that is willing to embrace all religions and unite all nations.


Endnotes:

1. Captain Tom A. Hudgens, The Night Jesus Christ Returned To Earth (Denver, CO: BILR Corporation, 1999, ISBN 0-937177-01-6), Forward.
2. Ibid., Forward.
3. Ibid., p.35.
4. Ibid., p.36.
5. Ibid., p.37.
6. Ibid., p.40.
7. Ibid., pp.41-43.
8. Ibid., p.44.
9. Ibid., p.47.
10. Ibid., p.51.
11. Ibid., pp.52, 87.
12. Ibid., p.85.
13. Robert Muller, New Genesis: Shaping A Global Spirituality (Anacortes, WA: World Happiness and Cooperation, 1993/1982, ISBN 1-880455-04-8), p.19.
14. Ibid., pp.126-127.
15. Ibid., pp.159-168.
16. See Gary Kah’s book, The New World Religion (Noblesville, IN: Hope International Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0-9670098-0-4), pp.162-184.
17. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Future of Man (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1959/1964), p.56.
18. Ibid., p.62.
19. Ibid., p.79.
20. Ibid., pp.117-118.
21. Ibid., p.201.
22. Ibid., pp.267-268.
23. Ibid., 320.
24. Alice Bailey, The Rays and The Initiations (New York, NY: Lucis Publishing Company, 1960), p.594.
25. Ibid., see Section Two, pp.556-661.
26. Ibid., p.623.