On February 3, 2009, the Department of Peace bill HR 808 was
updated and introduced to Congress by
Congressman Dennis Kucinich. For
those who are not familiar with the efforts by prolific New Age leaders
to bring to reality a US Department of Peace, these efforts began
several years ago at a grassroots level. Support for the new department
grew and presently 66 members of Congress are supporting the effort.
Just one week after the new president took office, the updated
Department of Peace bill was introduced.
Lighthouse Trails has issued a number of reports in the last few
years addressing the Department of Peace (DOP). These reports
explain that the DOP effort began with the
Alliance with New Age leaders Marianne Williamson, Barbara Marx
Hubbard, James Redfield, Deepak Chopra, Gary Zukav, Wayne Dyer, and
several others. Warren Smith talks about the alliance in his book,
Reinventing Jesus Christ:
"[O]ne of the obvious goals of the
'new gospel' and of the
Alliance organization is to completely 'reinvent' (if it were
possible) the traditional Gospel of Jesus Christ. While members
teach that all paths lead to God, they know that there is no
place in their new spiritual world order for those who insist
that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior.
"The Alliance presents itself as a
'grassroots' organization of
everyday folks, but it is important to remember that the
Alliance is spearheaded by a high level group of 'new gospel'
advocates who appear to be operating from a general blueprint
channeled from the spirit world years ago by esotericist and
Alice Bailey, who is the author of many channeled works. Her
blueprint is continually being affirmed and updated by the
recent 'new revelations' received by Schucman [A Course in
Miracles], Hubbard, Walsch, [Benjamin] Creme and others.
Warren explains in his book how the Global Renaissance Alliance
eventually changed its name to
The Peace Alliance, which it is still called today and is the
lobbying group and initiator for the Department of Peace.
Barbara Marx Hubbard and some of the other high profile New Agers
slowly faded from the forefront of The Peace Alliance, Marianne
Williamson has remained a crucial influence. Up until recently, her name
and photo were seen throughout the Peace Alliance website. And while her
photo and name do not appear on the home page of the site presently, a
simple search on the website shows she is still involved in the
movement. Barbara Marx Hubbard and some of the other New Agers have
remained involved to various degrees as well. In 2005 Marx Hubbard
received a Peacebuilders award from the Peace Alliance.1
But clearly, having the names of well-known New Agers in
prominence would deter the efforts to convince Congress that this is a
legitimate trustworthy organization that has an agenda of peace and not
of a global change in consciousness for humanity as Marx Hubbard,
Williamson, Dyer, Chopra, and others teach. This is where personalities
like former anchor Walter Cronkite and Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix,
both DOP activists, have helped The Peace Alliance's agenda.
As we stated in an article titled
The Election is Over - What About the Department of Peace?, the
Department of Peace will be a means to enforce New Age-based hate-crime
legislation. And such legislation will ultimately remove the freedom of
speech with regard to declaring the biblical Gospel as the only means of
salvation. It will also remove the freedom for public figures (including
pastors) to say that the homosexual lifestyle is wrong and sinful (a
freedom that has already been restricted in Canada). Also worked into
the wording of the bill are restrictions on ownership of guns.2
Ultimately, though, this is a plan to silence the messengers of the true
As Bible-believing Christians, let us continue defending the faith in
the midst of a dark and lost world that has rejected God's Savior, Jesus
Christ, as the only answer to man's lostness. While bills and laws will
pass, continually changing the structure and functioning of our society,
nothing can change the truth found in His Word.
"Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my
name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall
hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled:
for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."
Matthew 24: 4-6
Lighthouse Trails has set up
a research page for those who wish to track the "progress" of the
Department of Peace.