Emerging out of the Sea
by Tamara Hartzell
According to the dictionary, “emerge” means “to rise out of a fluid or other covering or surrounding substance; as, to emerge from the water or from the ocean.”88 It is an interesting “coincidence” that God’s Word says in Revelation 13:1 that “the beast”—the coming antiChrist and his kingdom—will “rise up out of the sea.” It is an interesting “coincidence” that the metaphor of an “Ark,” a sea and ocean vessel, has been chosen by builders of the spiritual platform of this Coming One’s new world kingdom. It is an interesting “coincidence” that God’s Word says in Isaiah 11:9 that “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea,” and it is these spiritual waters—this very knowledge of the true Lord God—that humanity is trying to deliver itself from within its spiritual Ark of Oneness!
The Emerging One Church (the universal, new world religion/kingdom) has been craftily presented in such a way as to hide its true identity from its targets in Christianity. No, it isn’t really about targeting the world to be “churched.” The god of this world has the world right where he wants it.
Lucifer’s prey is those in today’s Christianity who aren’t rooted in the faith and therefore easily devoured after they’ve unwarily walked right into his “Christianized” or “Christ-ized” traps. Darkness loves masquerading as light. Counterfeiting truth is an effective means of deceiving and gaining control of all who are not rooted in the knowledge of God’s truth.
Those who are casting aside the doctrine of Christ are easy prey. They are unwarily walking right into our enemy’s trap of following his New Age “Christ” who requires no doctrinal beliefs. Those who are casting aside the scriptural knowledge of God are easy prey. They are unwarily walking right into our enemy’s trap of believing that the difference between religions is nothing more than different “worship styles,” “interpretations of truth,” and “experiences” of “the same God.” Those who are meditating to know God through spiritual experience are easy prey. They are unwarily walking right into our enemy’s trap of entering his expressway to Oneness with “God” and its mysteries of Being “as God.”
Whether every person specifically comes to believe they are “divine” or not, choosing to rely on the “authority” of their own relative experiences, dreams, visions, and preferences, etcetera, to decide for themselves what is true or false and right or wrong replaces God’s Word of truth with relativism. This casts aside the authority of God and His absolute truth in favor of exalting the “authority” of Self. In essence, this follow’s Lucifer’s example of exalting himself to “be like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:12-14).
Many are following Lucifer’s example of wanting to be their own authority (god). Many are heedlessly walking into Lucifer’s traps. And when Lucifer’s “signs and lying wonders” launch in full force, the very bewitched and apathetically ignorant world will inevitably end up worshipping Lucifer (the dragon, Satan), along with his Coming One (the beast).
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast?… If any man have an ear, let him hear.” (Revelation 13:3-4, 9)
As was Lucifer’s purpose, the belief of his universal, new world religion that “There is no Religion higher than Truth” is devouring today’s indifferent, armor-shunning Christianity, which has become an easy prey for the dragon’s new world kingdom. People are already departing from the faith to believe the dragon’s New Spirituality (New Age faith) of the Emerging One Church. People are already departing from the living God to believe in the dragon’s New Age counterfeit “One God” of many religions, theologies (“concepts”), paths, and names. People are already departing from the Christian faith which follows the Lord Jesus Christ to become Christ-followers of the dragon’s universal, New Age counterfeit “Christ” of many religions, doctrines (“understandings”), paths, and names.
Regardless of the purpose to bring the world together in love, brotherhood, goodwill, and peace, this New Spirituality transformation of humanity is bringing all the gods (idols) of the nations and people together as the true Lord God’s equal—to “be like the Most High.” Humanity’s Ark of Oneness is a deadly spiritual Titanic.
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.” (Isaiah 46:9)
“For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.” (Psalm 96:5)
“For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.” (1 Chronicles 16:26)
“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.… They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.” (Jeremiah 10:10-11, 15)
“Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works …” (Exodus 23:24)
“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.” (Deuteronomy 8:19)
“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a-whoring after their gods …” (Exodus 34:14-15)
“For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a-whoring from thee.” (Psalm 73:27)
“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” (Hebrews 3:12)
Humanity views the knowledge of the living God as a threat, because humanity hates God’s reproof of its own preferred ways. So what is humanity’s solution? To get right with God and avoid His condemnation by repenting and forsaking its own ways to obey God’s ways (e.g., see Isaiah 55:6-9)?
No, humanity’s rebellious solution is to build a spiritual Ark to protect itself from the fountain of living waters and provide a safe haven for all humanity in all of its theological diversity to come together as One to rethink God. After all, there’s safety in numbers, or Oneness, right?
“The New Spirituality is a civil rights movement for the soul, freeing humanity at last from the oppression of its belief in a separate, angry, violent, and fearful God.…
“A New Spirituality truly is emerging upon the earth, and the idea of Oneness is at its core.…
“This New Spirituality, to make it clear once again, seeks not to replace the present religions of humanity but to expand them, not to remove them but to refresh them, not to reject them but to reinvigorate them with larger truth and greater relevance for a New Millennium.…
“It’s the same old stories about God and about Life that are killing you. The same old thoughts, the same old words, the same old deeds.…
“We human beings do not need to be saved from the ‘snares of the Devil,’ we need to be saved from ourselves. We are threatening to condemn ourselves to Hell right here on the earth. We can yet create Heaven on earth, but we must choose now very wisely.
“We must choose between ancient myths, age-old cultural stories, and outdated theologies, or new truths, greater wisdoms, and grander visions of a God and a World united, expressing as One, projecting the glory of Life itself into life itself, and producing the possibility, at last, of a New Way of Life for All Humanity.” —Neale Donald Walsch (Bold added)89
Fearing the waters of God, and thinking it is remembering the lesson of God’s flood, humanity is making sure its Ark of Oneness is “waterproof.” This waterproof Ark is to “free” humanity from the “oppression” of God and His ways so that humanity, at long last, can achieve its ever-elusive, unreproved and unrestricted New Way of Life.
“Imagine a life without fear of God and without guilt over the tiniest infraction of what you imagine to be God’s Rules!
“Imagine the freedom of soul and mind and body that would be experienced when you understand at last that you really are One with God! Imagine the power that you would experience—the power to create the life of your dreams, and to assist others in creating theirs!” —Neale Donald Walsch90
Aboard this Ark of peace and safety, humanity will finally have the “freedom” to be able to believe and do whatever is right in its own eyes and dreams. Its intention is that only those who do not board its Ark and remain outside in the “great heresy of separateness”—separated from humanity and its new “God” of Oneness—will be judged in the coming storm.
“The winds will blow upon it and the rain will beat against it, but with no effect. The world will wash away and yet this house will stand forever, for its strength lies not within itself alone. It is an ark of safety, resting on God’s promise that His Son is safe forever in Himself.
What gap can interpose itself between the safety of this shelter and its Source?” —the seducing spirit calling itself “Jesus”91
“If you were one with God and recognized this oneness, you would know His power is yours.” —the seducing spirit calling itself “Jesus” (Bold added)92
“The point of having a God is to use the essence and the energy that IS God, and that is life, in a way that allows you to create your own experience, thereby becoming as God is: the creator.” —Neale Donald Walsch (Bold added)93
“The twenty-first century will be the time of awakening, of meeting The Creator Within. Many beings will experience Oneness with God and with all of life. This will be the beginning of the golden age of the New Human …“There are many such people in the world now—teachers and messengers, Masters and visionaries—who are placing this vision before humankind and offering tools with which to create it. These messengers and visionaries are the heralds of a New Age.” —the seducing spirit calling itself “God” (Bold added)94
No matter how powerfully humanity desires to create the life of its dreams and visions, it will never succeed in becoming as God is. Nor will humanity ever succeed in re-creating itself into anything other than what it is: a fallen, innately sinful, never-to-be-divine humanity in dire need of the Lord Jesus Christ’s salvation from sin and wrathful judgment.
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Matthew 28:18)
“There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.… For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:11-12, 23)
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners …” (1 Timothy 1:15)
“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:35-36)
No one listened to Noah when he built the Ark of God. But now, with the building of this new Ark of humanity, the world and churches are all ears. Multitudes are willing to put their faith in humanity and its New Age false “God” of “Oneness;” multitudes will board this spiritual Ark. But this time it won’t be those who remain separated from the Ark who will face God’s judgment. This time, God’s wrathful judgment is coming for the Ark.
Next: Part 11. Humanity’s Ark of Oneness: Waterproof, but not Fireproof
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88. American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828, (San Francisco, California: Foundation for American Christian Education, 1967 & 1995).
89. Neale Donald Walsch, What God Wants, pp. 209-210.
90. Ibid., p. 172.
91. “Jesus,” as quoted by Helen Schucman, A Course in Miracles, Vol. I, Text, Chapter 28, Section VII. The Ark of Safety, posted online at Circle of Atonement, http://www.circleofa.org/course_miracles/T-28.php.
92. Ibid., Chapter 22, Section VI. The Light of the Holy Relationship, http://www.circleofa.org/course_miracles/T-22.php.
93. Neale Donald Walsch, What God Wants, p. 187.
94. “God,” as quoted by Neale Donald Walsch, Friendship with God, pp. 295-296.