New Age Evolution: False Teaching

 

We have been discussing what possible explanations those left behind after the rapture will give. I think the New Age explanation will be perhaps the most popular. In the last post I began to discuss New Age teaching regarding the future of New Agers. In this post we will continue that topic, with our focus on their ideas of New Age evolution. It is quite interesting, but is of the devil and a false teaching. Keep in mind that what we are saying here, is that, since Christians will not go along with the New Age doctrine, the New Agers believe that Christians will be taken out of this world—by aliens, or somehow exterminated—so as to leave room for those New Agers who are on a higher plane of existence, or more evolved.

 

The New Age Evolution

All New Agers believe that they will evolve into gods—or some say “God.” But there is no one specific teaching; there is quite a variety of beliefs on how they will evolve. But apparently they are okay with it; they will accept “all paths” that lead to light, to utopia. Here are five variations of this evolutionary teaching:

 1. Evolution into light. According to John white, “Man is evolving into a race of gods. He says,

First you go toward the light.

Next you’re in the light.

Then you are the light.7

  1. Evolution by a takeover. Ruth Montgomery gives a different approach to godhood. Texe Marrs writes,

She says mankind is being assisted into the Aquarian Age by “walk-ins,” reincarnated guides who are even now taking possession of living humans. She says that the old soul within the body is replaced by the more highly developed soul from the spirit plane.8

3. Evolution by achieving a Christ Consciousness. This third variation is different in that the new god status is not given, but rather is achieved. As Texe Marrs writes,

Other New Age leaders depict the New Age man-god as a being who has achieved the supernatural state known as Christ Consciousness and the superior race as collectively possessing Christ Consciousness.9

Marrs goes on to suggest that the way they achieve this Christ Consciousness is through methods such as Yoga, or they would say, “Christian Yoga,” which isn’t really Christian because it does not emphasize the person of Christ but rather sees Christ as just a consciousness.10  So they have perverted the person of Christ into some bizarre New Age presence. They, in fact, have demonized Christ.

4. Evolution by achieving a Cosmic Consciousness. This idea seems to be similar to Christ Consciousness, but with a more secular name and with more secular methods. According to Richard M. Bucke, “[Cosmic Consciousness] appears in individuals…of good intellect, of high moral quality, [and of] superior physique.”11

So, according to Bucke, if we just keep working on our intelligence, our morals, and our physique (we have to work out!), we will eventually achieve this higher Cosmic Consciousness.

5. Evolution is instantaneous. Sometime after the 1970’s many New Agers began to believe that man can evolve instantaneously. They say it works like this:

As more and more racially superior human beings become aware of their divine nature and their latent powers within, a critical mass of energy will develop and a new Cosmic Consciousness will envelop the globe. Transformed into Superbeings, Homo sapiens will become a race of gods.12

 

7 Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age, p. 121, citing John White, editor, What Is Enlightenment? (Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1984), p. 219.

8 Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age, p. 122, citing Ruth Montgomery, Threshold to Tomorrow.

9 Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age, p. 123.

10 Ibid., p. 123.

11 Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age, p. 125, citing Richard M. Bucke, Cosmic Consciousness (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1901).

12 Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age, p. 126.

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Explanation for Christian Disappearances?  It’s the New Age, Part 1

 

Since only non-Christians will be left after the rapture, it is probable that several theories of explanation will emerge. Also, I think the world will likely gravitate toward any theories that are proposed by government investigators and reported by the crazed media. We will look at four probable theories that will emerge: 1) the New Age theory, 2) the alien theory, 3) the parallel dimension theory, and 4) the biblical rapture theory. In this post we will look at the first part of the New Age Theory.

 

The New Age Theory, Part 1

 In New Age teaching, the rapture of the church is never mentioned, I suppose because they just don’t believe it will occur, or they avoid it, as many others do. However, if we understand New Age teaching we can give a very educated guess as to what explanation they will give for the disappearances.  In this New Age theory I thought it would be best to first describe briefly their teaching regarding what they believe will be the future of New Agers.

 

New Age teaching regarding the future of New Agers

There are so many New Age gurus and so many New Age books out there; it would be impossible to even briefly list all of their teachings. However, I just happened to have a book by Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age, which I think does a good job of researching this topic.

The Ushering in of the New Age. All New Agers believe that there is a definite New Age coming, but not all agree on how or when exactly it will arrive. (This fact that there are so many varying beliefs coming from so many different sources, mainly from spirit guides, is one of the nuances of the New Age movement.)  Some seem to say that it will arrive gradually, others say that it will be ushered in suddenly.

Ruth Montgomery, one of the most popular New Agers has said that “her spirit guides from the dead have revealed that we are at the very threshold of a momentous chaotic event—the shifting of the earth.” She says that her guides say that this will occur “by the close of the century,” and “it will usher in the Age of Aquarius, also called the New Age.”4  Oh oh, she’s a few years off!

I’m not sure how literal to take this “shifting of the earth,” but it sounds to me like an earthquake. Maybe after the “great earthquake” described in either Ezekiel 37:19 or in Revelation 6:12 occur, many will say that this is when the New Age began.

Two root races. According to New Age doctrine, there are two root races in the world: the higher race that will soon evolve into a god, and the other inferior race of lower consciousness who are holding back the higher race.5

It is also important to note, as Marrs points out, that in New Age teaching those who are of the higher race adhere to the teaching that “all paths have ‘light’ within them” and are acceptable, and that they are “all collectively God.” But the lower race, they teach, who adhere to the “Jesus only” philosophy, will never fit or be accepted in the new world.6

There is much more to say on this topic. Stay tuned to my next blog post. In the meantime, don’t believe in any of this New Age garbage, just be aware that it is definitely out there, and it will be used as an explanation for why Christians have disappeared.

 

4 Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age (Westchester, Illinois: Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishing, 1987), p. 120, citing Ruth Montgomery, Threshold to Tomorrow (New York: Ballantine/Fawcett Crest, 1982), p. 206.

5 Texe Marrs, Dark Secrets of the New Age, pp. 126-127.

6 Ibid., pp. 127-128.

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Dead and Dying Trees

Seeing God in Nature

These trees don’t live very long.  But in the millennium trees, as well as people, will generally live for hundreds of years.

Isaiah 65:20-22

“No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days,

Or an old man who does not live out his days;

For the youth will die at the age of one hundred

And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred

Shall be thought accursed.

21 “And they shall build houses and inhabit them;

They shall also plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22 “They shall not build, and another inhabit,

They shall not plant, and another eat;

For as the lifetime of a tree, so shall be the days of My people,

And My chosen ones shall wear out the work of their hands.

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Rising Waters of the Mississippi Remind Us of the Promised Millennial Blessings — Ezekiel 47

Seeing God in Nature

The rising waters of the Mississippi river remind me of Ezekiel 47, where God describes how it will be in the coming millennial kingdom, when there will be an abundant supply of fresh water, healing water, living water, that will originate from the temple of God (the presence so God), and will flow out to the whole world.

Ezekiel 47:1-12

The man brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar. 2 He then brought me out through the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing east, and the water was flowing from the south side.

3 As the man went eastward with a measuring line…

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Government Action on Earth after the Rapture

 

The first thing all governments will have to deal with after the rapture is the disappearances of its own key leaders, especially those at the very top. They will have to immediately fill those vacancies. This will be true not only for national leaders, but also for state and city leaders.

Almost at the same time, governments will be badgered with the immediate problems of crash victims due to the disappearances of airplane pilots and vehicle drivers.  We really don’t know the scope of the damage the rapture will create, but we can envision that there will be many more crashes than normal. Imagine the chaos on the roads and highways, and all the ambulances and police cars rushing to the scenes.  I wonder, will local governments be able to handle the damage control and medical assistance needed, or will they need to call on Federal agencies for help?

If federal assistance is needed, the way it works in the U.S. is that state governments must request help, and then, if the President agrees to it, he will declare a state of Emergency.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will then react quickly to provide aid; and if more help is needed, other Federal and local agencies, the Red Cross, and other groups can also be called on.  I think the U.S. has a great management system ready to go.  The question is, how soon will they be organized and ready to go when called on?

Certainly, if many of the key people in these groups have been raptured, that will slow down the process. I don’t suppose there will be many Christian groups such as Samaritan’s Purse or Mission
Aviation Fellowship
available. Almost all of those workers will be gone, raptured! Oh, I can just imagine how much all these Christian aid groups will be missed.

This undoubtedly, you would think, will give away the secret as to what happened. I mean, if people become aware that it is the true Christians that are the only ones who have disappeared (plus all the children), you would think that they will be able to figure out what happened.  You would think.  But maybe not.  You can bet that Satan will be at work to keep people from the truth.

After the most immediate effects of the rapture occur, as police and medical teams scurry to help people, and as tow trucks come to haul away crashed cars and trucks, and as street workers clean up, next will come those seeking to cash in—the looters and rioters and gangs.  We don’t know for sure how bad it will be, but if police are not able to get control of it from the start, it may turn very ugly. The National Guard may be called on to help, and the President may declare martial law for certain areas—until looters and rioters are brought to justice.

I suppose, since National Security Organizations (for the U.S. it is the CIA, DIA, FBI and the NSA) are separate from local law enforcement, they will be eager to investigate the disappearances almost right away. Investigations at first will be done within each country, but eventually all the world’s investigators may come together to seek a global understanding and solution.

 

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Modern Israel Turns 70 — here are 70 fascinating facts about the modern Jewish State you might not know! — Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

(Jerusalem, Israel) — It’s been an exciting and joyful week here as Israelis celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Jewish State’s modern existence. Fireworks. Dancing. Picnics. Air shows. And so much more! I must say it’s been deeply humbling to move here with my wife and sons, to become Israeli citizens, to build friendships with […]

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Rioting and Looting On Earth after the Rapture

After the most immediate and devastating results of the rapture: traffic accidents, panic, and grief over the loss of loved ones, the next consequence may be rioting and looting. This probably won’t happen right away, because people will need time, at least a couple hours, to reflect on just what happened.  But once it sets in and their grief has had a chance to take hold, the devious and rebellious nature of rioting and looting may spring up, especially when they see clothes, purses, wallets, and jewelry left behind from people who have vanished.  And an even greater temptation will be empty shops (that were employed by Christians) and empty houses (that were lived in by Christians).

Individual theft of left behind articles will be just the beginning. The greater crime begins when groups of people invade shops and houses. This is when rioting and looting begins, and if it isn’t controlled and stopped it will result in a breakdown of law and order and will eventually contribute to the collapse of society on several levels.

Now we hope that rioting and looting doesn’t occur, however, many have suggested that it will occur, simply because of human nature and because this is what has happened repeatedly after such things as hurricanes, which have left stores unattended.  Certainly, the aftermath of the rapture won’t be the same type of disaster as a hurricane; it will be a little different. People (and gangs) will probably have to look around to see which stores or houses are empty. Can you imagine gangs roving around looking for empty houses and shops, clothes, purses and wallets lying on the ground? It will be eerie.

But how do we know for sure that people will riot and loot after the rapture? And how many will do it?

I guess we really don’t know the answer to these questions, but if a larger number of people are raptured in a certain locality, this will provide a much greater temptation for theft and looting. At any rate, knowing human nature and what has happened in the past, I think there will be a good chance of at least some looting.

In my research I ran across an excellent article, “Why people loot after a disaster.”3  Here, in four points, is what I gleaned from this article:

  1. “Group dynamics” tend to energize the action of rioting and looting. If people, for whatever reason, decide to go hunting for left behind articles as a group instead of as individuals, they will soon lose their sense of individuality and personal responsibility. Hence, individuals will feel less guilty about what they steal; and the larger the group grows, as more and more people join in, the more embolden each member becomes.
  2. People act out of frustration, helplessness and alienation. Group dynamic won’t be the only phenomenon at work. Pent up frustration, alienation, and a sense of hopelessness created by the sudden loss of loved ones will also contribute to the deviant actions of looting. In fact, as looting continues, there may be a surge of energy produced that will give some relief to their grief.
  3. Some may experience a sense of entitlement. As people are feeling extreme sadness and guilt over the loss (disappearance) of loved ones, while at the same time being energized by group dynamics, they may begin to experience a growing sense of entitlement and will say to themselves that they deserve what they find. This feeling of entitlement will, I imagine, work to deaden any guilt feelings and will empower them more and more in their rebellion.
  4. There will be a breakdown of law and order. A breakdown of law and order will be the ultimate effect of rioting and looting, as they lose all sense of right and wrong and are increasingly empowered in their own sense of entitlement, anger and greed. Indeed, an already overworked police force will have their hands full; and it will soon be realized that the sooner looters are stopped, the easier it will be to prevent rioting from getting completely out of control.

 

3 Safety Basement, “Why people loot after a disaster,” https://www.safetybasement.com/Why-do-people-loot-after-a-disaster-s/2005.htm.

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