Departing from the Faith, Having Taken Away the Key of Knowledge
by Tamara Hartzell - March 17, 2008
“Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her,
"Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
“...evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:13-17)
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
“Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. (2 Peter 3:17-18)
Take a look again at the New Spirituality (Preparing for the Emerging One Church; One universal Faith) beliefs quoted previously. As the New Spirituality continues to emerge as the new faith, these concepts and teachings are becoming ever more familiar within today’s Christianity. We are even being told that this is “authentic” Christianity. Yet every one of these beliefs were penned by internationally known occultists and channelers!
These beliefs, which are increasingly appearing in the teachings and writings of professing Christian leaders, were penned by Helena P. Blavatsky, Alice A. Bailey, and Neale Donald Walsch. Blavatsky has been referred to as the grandmother of the New Age movement, which is founded in the “Ageless Wisdom,” or “Ancient Wisdom,” of the East. This occultist and channeler of two spirit “Masters” founded the Theosophical magazine Lucifer, co-founded the Theosophical Society, and began the spread of the Ageless Wisdom to the West in the late 1800s. Bailey has been referred to as the mother of the New Age movement. This occultist and channeler of one spirit “Master” co-founded the Arcane School and Lucis Trust (“Lucis” was originally “Lucifer”), and continued Blavatsky’s work of spreading the Ageless Wisdom during the first half of the 1900s.
Walsch founded the School of the New Spirituality in 2002 and Humanity’s Team in 2003, both of which are dedicated to shifting humanity’s faith and behavior to reflect the New Spirituality (Ageless Wisdom) belief that “we are all one.” This channeler of the spirit that calls itself “God” has become a leader and author of the New Age New Spirituality, thanks to his Conversations with God book series. He is furthering the spread of this Ageless Wisdom – Oneness – for our time.
These three people were all contacted directly by seducing spirits from Lucifer’s realm (who is the “god” of this world and Angel of “light”) for the purpose of bringing teachings from his spirit world—in other words, doctrines of devils—into our world. Yet their Ageless/Ancient Wisdom and its doctrines of Oneness are being welcomed into today’s bewitched Christianity as “authentic faith”!
The Holy Spirit warned this would happen, but people are increasingly indifferent and oblivious to what God’s Word actually says. The extremely dangerous new source of faith for today’s apathetic “Christianity” appears to be, “So then authentic faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the doctrines of Lucifer.”
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1)
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
With the subtilty of the serpent and his forked-tongue, leaders in today’s Christianity are leading their followers away from the faith and armor of the true God by teaching—
• that we don’t need to know God’s Word, we just need to know God through experience, andloving and serving others;
• that we need to live the Christian life instead of thinking about it, so we need to study the Bible less because Bible study takes us away from experience, relationships, and service;
• that it is better for us to be “experiencers” rather than believers;
• that we don’t need to study or know the Bible (God’s Word of truth), but we can learn “a lot of truth” from different religions since every religion has its own “portion of the truth;”
• that God and Christ are in every human being;
• that we need positive interfaith dialogue to build connections between our different “experiences” of God and Christ;
• that Christians have misplaced their faith in the religion of Christianity rather than in the Person of Christ, hence making followers of Christ doesn’t necessarily mean making followers of “the Christian religion;”
• that we can follow Christ in any religious framework of our choosing, because Christ is not bound to the “religious dogmas” of Christianity;
• that we are guilty of “idolatry” of the Scriptures when we hold to God’s Word as authoritative doctrine, because God cannot be “confined” within a book;
• that we need to bring an end to Christian “dogma” (doctrine) and return to “the mystery of God” and “authentic faith;”
• that we must “cast aside” our “tribal” beliefs and doctrines, because we must focus on what unites rather than what divides;
• that Jesus’ crucifixion is “metaphor,” and we can’t reduce His atonement to only one “theory;”
• that it isn’t only Christians who are saved, because people can encounter and experience God and even be followers of Christ without knowing about Jesus;
• that we need to free Christ from the “box” of Christianity, because He belongs to the world;
• that everyone is free to find their “own way” and define or interpret scriptures, doctrine, theology, faith, and God as they wish;
• that the Church is a spiritual community of people who are all on a spiritual journey to God, and this spiritual journey takes place in both Christian and non-Christian forms;
• that we need to enlarge our community to include those in other religions whose “conceptions of God” are different from the Christian faith;
• that we need to journey back to “when we were all one” before any religion existed;
• that bringing the different religions together into one interfaith community is for the good of the world, since we all worship “one God;”
• that this interfaith community is the true “kingdom of God,” because that which belongs to the kingdom of God can’t be “hijacked by Christianity;” and so on, and so forth.
Note from Berit: This part ended more abruptly, because I divided it into two sections. The second half will be posted soon -- as Part 5 of the complete report.
Read the entire report in this pdf file: http://www.inthenameofpurpose.org/arkofoneness.pdf
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