Part 11 (See Part 1 here)
Humanity’s Ark of Oneness: Waterproof, but not Fireproof
by Tamara Hartzell
Those who board humanity’s emerging Ark of Oneness are in for a sudden and very real awakening. Aboard their waterproof Ark, humanity’s rebellious masses will indeed find temporary “shelter” away from the water of the knowledge of the living God. But the very process of making their Ark waterproof will prevent it from being fireproof.
The very Person humanity must deny to be spiritual enough to board its Ark is the very Person Who will execute judgment upon it in flaming fire. The occupants of this Ark will have no escape from the fiery destruction of the one and only Lord Jesus Christ. Ironically, the only water that could put out this fire is the living waters of God that humanity is fleeing from aboard its Ark, and this flight of humanity from God’s living waters is the very reason this fire is coming in the first place! Yet there will be no safety in numbers, or “Oneness,” here. The Lord Jesus Christ is coming in the power and judgment of Almighty God.
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)
Having separated itself from the waters of the knowledge of the true God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, humanity will have no escape from the fiery judgment of God. Ironically, the whole purpose of this Ark of Oneness is to eliminate all “separation,” but, along with having separated Christ from the Person of the Lord Jesus, having separated itself from the true and living God is the very thing that will destroy humanity in the end, again. This is why humanity perished the first time, in God’s flood.
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 16:25)
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
“…Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38)
“Jesus answered and said … But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14)
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:11-12)
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Matthew 28:18)
The Lord Jesus Christ is worthy to bring judgment because the Lord Jesus Christ is the Person Who died for the sins of the world to give everyone the chance to receive God’s free gift of eternal life. And the Lord Jesus Christ is the Person humanity has despised and mocked and continues to spurn and deny to this day.
“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.” (John 5:22-23)
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” (John 20:31)
“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10-12)
“And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2)
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 10:22)
The Lord Jesus Christ alone is the Person Who has been given the name “whereby we must be saved.” Claiming that people in other religions can be Christ-followers without needing to know Jesus not only separates Christ from the Person of the Lord Jesus, but it also separates these “Christfollowers” from the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And no, believing that Jesus is the one and only Christ is not a misguided belief stemming from the misguided thinking that Christ is the “last name” of Jesus. This ignorant criticism of steadfast Christians stems from a lack of knowledge of God’s Word, which, by the way, not only refers to Jesus as “Jesus Christ” but also as “Christ Jesus.” That any of this even has to be explained is a serious sign of the times. The one and only Person of Jesus is Himself the one and only Christ because the status of Christ is given by God alone and to Jesus alone because Jesus alone was crucified for the world’s sins and then resurrected from the dead. No one else ever has been or ever will be Christ. They are only “false Christs” of whom the Lord Jesus Christ Himself warned us against (see Matthew 24:23-27).
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:36-39)
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6)
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13)
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
Attributing “Christ” to anyone else other than the one and only Person of Jesus bypasses the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, which is the one and only God-given means by which God forgives our sins and gives us salvation. Even those in today’s Christianity who believe that they themselves are still followers of Jesus but that people in other religions can have their own interpretations, concepts, and names for Christ are still separating Christ from the Person of Jesus. This makes different persons into “Christ” who are not the one and only Person of Jesus, and thereby bypasses the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus for those in other religions.
This relativism not only denies that Jesus Christ is the Person and the name “given among men, whereby we must be saved,” but this relativism also says that there are other alternatives under heaven given among other religions and cultures who have no knowledge of Jesus; therefore salvation can be found in any other. For the sake of Oneness with a faithless world, this relativism dethrones Jesus Christ as the Lord to Whom every knee shall bow, and rethinks Him into merely an optional Saviour. The source of this relativistic faith that openly opposes the Word of God is literally Lucifer’s doctrines of devils.
“The Name of Jesus Christ as such is but a symbol. But it stands for love that is not of this world. It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray.…
“Are other teachers possible, to lead the way to those who speak in different tongues and appeal to different symbols? Certainly there are. Would God leave anyone without a very present help in time of trouble; a saviour who can symbolise Himself? Yet do we need a many-faceted curriculum, not because of content differences, but because symbols must shift and change to suit the need.” —the seducing spirit calling itself “Jesus” (Bold added)95
This relativism denies the Lord Jesus Christ and follows this New Age false “Jesus” of the spirit realm. This path leads to “Oneness” with the New Age false “God,” and eternal separation from the true and living God. “There is no other way, no other truth, no other life, and no other name by which we can approach God. The Lord Jesus Christ is neither ‘a better way’ nor ‘another way;’ He is the only way.”96 The Word of God makes this absolutely clear.
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” (2 Timothy 2:12-13)
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” (1 John 2:22-23; brackets in the original)
“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” (Ephesians 1:20-21)
The truth of the Lord Jesus Christ is absolute, regardless of what humanity believes is true and right in its own eyes.
Preferring the relativism of its own way over the Lord Jesus Christ, humanity is rejecting the love of God that put His Son on the cross to save us from our sins that keep us from God and deserve God’s judgment.
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:8-9)
Even so, humanity prefers to believe that if Jesus is the only way to God then God is “unlovingly” forsaking those in other countries and religions whose “culture” doesn’t teach them about Jesus.
Therefore humanity prefers to rethink what it believes about God. It isn’t that the God of love hasn’t provided the means of salvation for everyone in the world; rather, it is that humanity doesn’t want anything to do with the means God has capably and universally provided. The hand of the allknowing, all-powerful, Almighty Creator of the universe is not too weak or too short to save all people through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ no matter where they live in the world! The fact is that humanity is simply trying to justify its willful rebellion against the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ by rethinking Him into an optional “symbol” of God.
Humanity and its Emerging One Church (universal, new world religion) can rethink the truth of God all they want. They can utilize every resource existing in the world to rethink the truth of God. They can bring together every single one of the best and brightest minds and “wise persons” on the planet to rethink the truth of God. They can exterminate every single person on the planet who holds fast to the unchanging truth of God and His Word. None of this would cause the slightest smidgen of change to Who the true God really is. No matter how hard it tries, humanity cannot re-create its own Creator!
What humanity believes about God has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on Who God really is. Humanity doesn’t suddenly decide to rethink, reimagine, reinvent, and re-create Who God is, and poof!—the nature of God is suddenly and magically transformed into a “God” of humanity’s own creative imaginings. Just because humanity thinks it is “insane” to believe in the just and righteous, living God Who will hold the world that He created accountable for its lack of faith and obedience toward its Creator and judge it with fire, in no way whatsoever changes the reality of God’s coming judgment. This isn’t “hate;” it’s the truth of Who God really is. Yet everyone who wants freedom to continue in “his own way” prefers to see the light of God as hate, not truth.
“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof … Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.” (Proverbs 1:24-25, 28-31)
Having found freedom from the “box” of God’s Word of truth, humanity will have boarded a tinderbox. Dire consequences await both those who board this New Age Ark and those who refuse. The coming choice is either board the New Age Ark of Oneness and lose your soul, or don’t board the Ark and lose your life—barring God’s intervention.
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95. “Jesus,” as quoted by Helen Schucman, A Course in Miracles, Vol. III, Manual for Teachers, 23. Does
Jesus Have a Special Place in Healing?, posted online at Circle of Atonement,
96. Tamara Hartzell, In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity, p. 245;
(http://www.inthenameofpurpose.org/inthename.pdf, p. 264).