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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rick Warrens Peace Plan

This series of articles from my friends at Herescope says it all-
please take the time to read it all it is biblical and solid information from Steve Muse and friends-

The Generic Global "PEACE" Plan: Part 1

In his 2002 book Reinventing Jesus Christ: The New Gospel Warren Smith warned evangelicals that the New Age leaders had come out with a global "peace" plan after the September 11th crisis. This is a theme which Smith further developed in his 2004 book Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church, where he examined Rick Warren's global P.E.A.C.E. Plan, and expressed concern about its overlapping similarities to the New Age "peace" plan.

Smith expands this theme in much greater detail in the recent Chapter Updates to Reinventing Jesus Christ which are now posted online. Today's excerpt comes from the Update to Chapter 6. The Update to the original chapter, which described the formation of the Global Renaissance Alliance, reveals that this group has now re-made itself, and has boldly changed its name to the Peace Alliance:

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Spiritual Politics
In co-founding the Global Renaissance Alliance – recently renamed the Peace Alliance – Neale Donald Walsch and Marianne Williamson were greatly inspired by a book entitled Spiritual Politics. In fact, both of their enthusiastic endorsements are featured on the front and back covers of this radical 1994 New Age political primer. Neale Donald Walsch’s front cover endorsement reads:

Extraordinary and invaluable.... One of the most important books to appear in the marketplace of ideas in a very long time.(1)

Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson, the co-authors of Spiritual Politics, frankly admit that their book is based on the “ageless wisdom” that has been passed down through the years from ancient occultists to modern-day occultists. McLaughlin and Davidson openly embrace this “ageless wisdom.” The almost encyclopedic New Age teachings of Alice Bailey are referred to throughout their book. Bailey’s teachings were “telepathically” dictated to her by the Tibetan master Djwhal Khul – a spirit guide also known as DK. The spiritual teachings transmitted to Bailey by DK describe the soon coming of a New Age “Christ” and the establishment of a one-world government. The “Christ” described by DK and Bailey is Maitreya – the same Maitreya described by Benjamin Creme and Wayne Peterson. McLaughlin and Davidson dedicate Spiritual Politics “To M and DK”:

To M and DK
and to all the Warriors of the Spirit,
that they may awaken to the fire in their hearts
and hear the inner anthem calling them
to the Great Work.(2)

Thus, it is very revealing that Williamson and Walsch have so openly endorsed a book that is steeped in the occultic teachings of Alice Bailey – teachings that proclaim Maitreya, not Jesus, as “the Christ.” Williamson’s back cover endorsement of Spiritual Politics reads:

Bravo to Corinne and Gordon for shining such a bright light on politics in this groundbreaking book! Spiritual Politics gives us the instructional wisdom of the East and West, as well as the practical tools for helping create effective change in the world. I highly recommend it.(3)

But Williamson’s endorsement is very misleading. Spiritual Politics is not based on anything resembling the “wisdom of the West” which most people associate with Christianity. McLaughlin and Davidson are very clear that Spiritual Politics is based on the hidden, “ageless wisdom” of the occult – the occult traditions that originated with Hermes Trismegistus and culminated in the mystical/New Age teachings of Alice Bailey. In Spiritual Politics they write:

For centuries, the Ageless Wisdom in the West was shielded from an unprepared public.... The unveiled truths were handed down only orally by individual teachers to tested disciples or by certain religious groups and secret societies, such as the Kabbalists, Druids, Essenes, Sufis, Knights Templar, Rosicrucians, Freemasons, and others who carefully guarded the teachings down through the centuries. A study of these secret societies would reveal powerful influences on the history of nations....

Over the last hundred years, the Ageless Wisdom has spread widely in the West, beginning with the work of the Russian Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Her seminal book, The Secret Doctrine, published in 1888, synthesized Christian, Jewish, and Islamic mysticism with the Eastern teachings of Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism, showing their common roots and comparing their sacred texts....

The next development came through the teachings of an Englishwoman, Alice Bailey, a former member of the Theosophical Society. In 1919 Bailey was contacted by a Tibetan master, Djwhal Khul, who asked her to write a series of books with him telepathically that would continue Blavatsky’s work. Over a period of thirty years, Bailey received eighteen books from him on the nature of the cosmos and the human being, outlining principles for individual spiritual growth and humanity’s next evolutionary steps. In 1923 Bailey founded Lucis Trust [originally called Lucifer Publishing, ed.] to bring the teachings in her books to the public. A year later she began the Arcane School. The books were written to apply to several levels of consciousness at once and thus can be read by both beginners and advanced students. Her works have been especially helpful to the two of us in our own spiritual growth and have provided much of the inspiration for Spiritual Politics.(4)

Because McLaughlin and Davidson so strongly endorse the Bailey teachings on the politics of a coming New Age “Christ,” the spiritual foundation of the Global Renaissance Alliance became very transparent as Williamson and Walsch both endorsed their book. There is nothing subtle about Spiritual Politics and there is nothing subtle about the “spiritual politics” of Williamson and Walsch and their Global Renaissance Alliance.

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The rest of this Update to Chapter 6 notes the "high profile New Age leaders" who have hobnobbed with "well-known politicians" in their spiritual politics plan for "peace."

Interestingly, Tamara Hartzell, in her new online book In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth at the Altar of Unity, devotes an entire chapter to this same New Age "peace" plan. Chapter 15 contains many actual excerpts from the writings of Alice Bailey and her spirit guide, Djwhal Khul, the same "DK" referred to above who inspired the writing of Spiritual Politics. These quotations describe the "plan" to create a global "peace" by building a "kingdom" of "world servers." This Luciferian plan, demonically transmitted to the Theosophists a century ago, bears remarkable resemblance to today's various "peace" plans.

We excerpt with permission from Hartzell's commentary and excellent compilation of Theosophical writings:

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Our enemies in the Angel of light’s realm have been working long and hard at fulfilling his Plan. They are achieving marked success in enticing the world into his counterfeit kingdom and its (New Age) New Spirituality that appears as “light” and “peace.” As mentioned earlier (see page 86), Alice Bailey (A.A.B.) was approached by the spirit world to detail “the Plan” in writing. These writings are the basis for the descriptions of this counterfeit kingdom “of God” and its Plan to use world service to bring interfaith unity and “peace” to the world. As is to be expected, these enemies commonly twist Scripture after the pattern of the father of lies, who has been twisting God’s Word since the Garden of Eden. Also not surprisingly, their deceptions twist the nature and work of the Lord Jesus Christ and reveal an ongoing hatred for His true followers and Word.

“I [Djwhal Khul] … have a vision of the Plan … Through the cooperation of A.A.B. I put this plan - as far as was possible - before you, calling your attention to the New Group of World Servers.…

“[T]he vision is a vision of group work, of group relationships, of group objectives, and of the group fusion to the larger Whole.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul1

“[T]here is a group of human beings, integrating now … upon whom is laid the burden of leading humanity. They are starting movements that have in them the new vibration, they are saying things that are universal in their tone, they are enunciating principles that are cosmic, they are inclusive and not exclusive, they do not care what terminology a man uses; they insist that a man shall keep his own inner structure of truth to himself and not impose it on any one else … they demonstrate the universal light, they are servers …

“[T]hey are tied by no dogmas or doctrines because they have the word which has come to them in the dark, which they have wrought out for themselves in the strife and stress of their own souls. They meet the need of their fellow men, and theirs is the message of Christ, ‘A new commandment I give you that you love one another.’…

“‘A new commandment I give you’ can be summed up in ‘inclusiveness’, the hallmark of the New Age, the universal spirit, identification, oneness with all your fellowmen.…

“How shall we fit ourselves to meet that requirement, to possess those characteristics which automatically put us into the group of world servers? You will never get there by talking about it … You will get there by doing the next thing correctly.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Emphasis added)2

The desire for people to stop talking and debating and just start doing and cooperating facilitates interfaith unity among all beliefs and religions. This is exactly what the spirit world has been working toward. In the name of purpose, people are being lured away from doctrine to focus on relationships.

“He [‘Christ’] emphasized the necessity for cooperation, indicating that if we truly follow the Way, we shall put an end to competition, and substitute for it cooperation.…

“Love, brotherhood, cooperation, service, self-sacrifice, inclusiveness, freedom from doctrine, recognition of divinity - these are the characteristics of the citizen of the kingdom, and these still remain our ideals.” —Alice Bailey (Emphasis added)3

“As the Members of the Hierarchy [spirit realm] approach closer to us, the dream of brotherhood, of fellowship, of world cooperation and of a peace (based upon right human relations) becomes clearer in our minds. As They draw nearer we vision a new and vital world religion, a universal faith, at-one in its basic idealism with the past but different in its mode of expression.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Parentheses in the original; emphasis added)4

“It is time that the church woke up to its true mission, which is to materialize the kingdom of God on earth, today, here and now.… People are no longer interested in a possible heavenly state or a probable hell. They need to learn that the kingdom is here, and must express itself on earth … The way into that kingdom is the way that Christ trod. It involves the sacrifice of the personal self for the good of the world, and the service of humanity …” —Alice Bailey (Emphasis added)5

“Christ died in order to bring to our notice that the way into the kingdom of God was the way of love and of service. He served and loved and wrought miracles, and gathered together the poor and the hungry.” —Alice Bailey (Emphasis added)6

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The Truth:

"Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon." (Jeremiah 27:9)

In our current era of proliferating, and remarkably coinciding, global "peace" plans -- and as we watch a new harlot Babylon unfolding before our very eyes -- it is wise to consider the wisdom of Matthew Poole, circa 1600, in his Commentary on the Holy Bible (Hendrickson). Pertaining to this verse, he warned:

It is uncertain whether these words were part of the message which Jeremiah by command from God sent to the kings above mentioned, or the prophet's words to the Jews; for as those pagan nations had diviners, dreamers, enchanters, and sorcerers, so the Jews had them also, Isaiah 47:12-13: the meaning is, Hearken to none of them that pretend as from God to foretell your escape from this judgment, and not being brought into servitude to the king of Babylon, for you shall serve the king of Babylon. By prophets he means such as pretended to some Divine revelations. By diviners he means soothsayers, of which were several sorts. By dreamers, such as pretend to revelations in their sleep. By enchanters and sorcerers, he means their astrologers, and such as used necromancy, or by any unlawful ways and means pretended to know the mind and will of God. (Vol 2, p. 577)




posted by Discernment Research Group @ 8/31/2006 12:34:00 PM

The Generic Global "PEACE" Plan: Part 2: World Servers

"Humanity determines the speed of its own evolution and the fulfilling of its own destiny under the Plan.
The success of the Plan depends upon the intelligent co-operation of all men and women of goodwill everywhere in the world.
"Men of goodwill who co-operate form part of the New Group of World Servers which is working to implement the Plan.
"The leaders of the New Group of World Servers are those who initiate and carry forward activities which benefit humanity as a whole. These leaders are known by their harmless, constructive and inclusive qualities. "They provide the vision and mould public opinion.
Behind these leaders and the co-operating men of goodwill are the Custodians of the Plan, 'the inner spiritual Government of the Planet.'
"Working in all the main fields of human activity and in all countries everywhere in the world, the New Group of World Servers acts as a synthesising factor within humanity and lays the foundations for right human relations and ultimate world unity.
"The New Group of World Servers needs a more widespread recognition, co-operation and support in its work for humanity. Every one of us, therefore, can share in the action of the New Group of World Servers and in the working out of the Plan."
-- The New Group of World Servers (http://www.lucistrust.org/goodwill/ngws.shtml#new)




The Luciferian Theosophists also have a Plan for World PEACE. This is generically referred to as "the Plan" in their writings. "The Plan" is to be implemented by people designated as "World Servers, as described in the quotation above (and other material on that webpage).

Note the url above. According to New Age researcher and author Constance Cumbey, the Lucifer Publishing Company was organized in 1922 to help disseminate the works of Alice Bailey, and changed their name in 1924 to "the somewhat less obvious 'Lucis Trust.'" (p. 134) Bailey, along with her spirit guide Djwhal Khul gave their "disciples directions for networking and infiltration" (p. 49) for implementing this global Plan. Cumbey explains:

"Time frames were established by the 'masters.' Work was to remain low-profile until 1975 -- when the hitherto secret teachings about the 'New Age Christ' and "hierarchy' could be publicly disseminated by all available media." (The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, [Huntington House, 1983] p. 50)

Cumbey described the NEW GROUP OF WORLD SERVERS:

"This is a somewhat amorphous organization that was supposedly organized by Alice Bailey in 1925 under the direction of 'the Hierarchy' to serve as the vanguard for the reappearance of 'The Christ' and 'His Great Disciples, the Masters of Wisdom.' According to Benjamin Creme, it has both an inner and outer organization -- the outer organization being conscious of the aims of the NGWS and the inner group merely responsive to 'Hierarchical impression.' …Lucis Trust is one of the organizations cooperating in the work of the New Group of World Servers." (Ibid, p. 195)

A related website, with material of relevance to today's post can be found at http://www.ngws.org. Note the photo of Bono. Particularly take note of the e-zine content.

Obviously, a false "Christ" messiah-type leader can't be brought into the world until a false religion becomes established. The various PEACE plans being floated around the globe all incorporate the idea of "service" to humanity, and a particular form of "inclusivism" which creates a generic faith. The Lucis Trust website disingenuosly described it in the following manner:

"These are the broad generalities governing the conduct of people of goodwill co-operating in and with the work being done by the New Group of World Servers. They can be regarded as the embodiment of the emerging kingdom of God on earth, but it should be remembered that this kingdom is not a Christian kingdom or an earthly government. It is a grouping of all those who–belonging as they do to every world religion and every nation and race and type of political party–are free from the spirit of hatred and separativeness, and who seek to see right conditions established on earth through mutual goodwill among all men everywhere in the world." [emphasis added]

"Goodwill" -- a term used by the Theosophists frequently -- like many occult terms carries hidden meaning. They mean it as their own interpretation of "God's will," and it also carries the connotation of a mechanism to bring about PEACE -- their own version of "peace."

Tamara Harzell, in her groundbreaking online book In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth at the Altar of Unity, notes the many parallels of the plans for world "PEACE." Chapter 15 particularly focuses on the role of the "World Servers" to implement this "PEACE" Plan. Hartzell quotes Alice Bailey and Djwhal Khul about how this world "peace" will come about:

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“True religion will come to be interpreted in terms of the will-to-good and its practical expression, goodwill.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul7

Goodwill in world service, not belief and obedience of the doctrine of the faith, is this kingdom’s definition of “true religion.” It naturally follows that this kingdom has also altered Christ into a counterfeit that all religions (faiths) can follow as their “example.”

“Christ stood as a symbol and also as an example … and showed us the pattern upon which we should mould our lives.

“The kingdom and the service!…

“We must grasp this; we must realize that we shall find release only in the service of the kingdom. We have been held too long by the dogmas of the past, and there is today a natural revolt against the idea of individual salvation through the blood sacrifice of Christ.… It is essential that today we face the problem of the relation of Christ to the modern world, and dare to see the truth, without any theological bias.… It is quite possible that Christ is far more inclusive than we have been led to believe … We have preached a God of love and have spread a doctrine of hate. We have taught that Christ died to save the world and have endeavored to show that only believers could be saved … But Christ founded a kingdom on earth, wherein all God’s children would have equal opportunity of expressing themselves as sons of the Father. This, many Christians find impossible to accept …

“Individual salvation is surely selfish in its interest and its origin. We must serve in order to be saved, and only can we serve intelligently if we believe in the divinity of all men and also in Christ’s outstanding service to the race. The kingdom is a kingdom of servers, for every saved soul must without compromise join the ranks of those who ceaselessly serve their fellow men.” —Alice Bailey (Emphasis added)8

“Our need today is to see the hidden thread of purpose … This [‘spiritual’] awakening is already here, and the will to good is present. The teaching of Christ … needs only to be rescued from the interpretations of the theologies of the past, and taken at its simple face value, which is an expression of the divinity of man, of his participation in the kingdom which is in process of being brought into recognition, and of his immortality as a citizen of that kingdom. What we are in reality passing through is ‘a religious initiation into the mysteries of Being,’ … and from that we shall emerge with a deepened sense of God immanent in ourselves and in all humanity.…

“The vital need is to return to the simple fundamental instruction which Christ gave, and to learn to love our brother.… It is a love which realizes that the world needs love, and that a spirit of love (which is a spirit of inclusiveness, of tolerance, of wise judgment and farsighted vision) can draw all men together into that outward unity which is based upon a recognized inner relationship.” —Alice Bailey (Emphasis added)9

“When the consciousness which is Christ’s has been awakened in all men, then we shall have peace on earth and goodwill among men.… The expression of our divinity will bring to an end the hatred rampant upon earth and break down all the separating walls which divide man from man, group from group, nation from nation, religion from religion. Where there is goodwill there must be peace; there must be organized activity and a recognition of the Plan of God, for that Plan is synthesis; that Plan is fusion; that Plan is unity and at-one-ment.…

“The realization of this is needed today. Christ in God. God in Christ. Christ in you and Christ in me. This is what will bring into being that one religion which will be the religion of love, of peace on earth, of universal goodwill, of divine understanding, and of the deep recognition of God.” —Alice Bailey (Bold added)10


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Lest the reader dismiss all of this as a bunch of New Age wacko nonsense, irrelevant to today's more "enlightened" PEACE plans, we refer the reader to the Chapter 7 Update to Warren Smith's Reinventing Jesus Christ: The New Gospel, now posted online. In this updated section Smith describes how, after the 9/11 crisis, key New Age leaders began to openly push their own Global PEACE Plan. This New Age PEACE Plan is laid out by Neale Donald Walsch who co-founded the Global Renaissance Alliance, recently (and significantly) renamed -- THE PEACE ALLIANCE. Walsch claims to have "conversations" with "God," which he then wrote up in books. Interestingly, the foundation upon which this Global PEACE Plan is built is theological. Walsch's "God" requires that humanity adopt a more inclusive theology that includes "new revelations." Smith explains:

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No More Jesus Christ as Saviour?

In the fall of 2002, just one year after September 11th, Neale Donald Walsch released a new book entitled The New Revelations: A Conversation with God. In this book he described how “God” was making it known that world peace could be achieved if all humanity was willing to incorporate certain “new revelation” teachings into their already existing belief systems. Walsch’s “God” stated that if people were open enough, and humble enough to admit that they didn’t have a complete understanding of God – that they needed more information – “new revelations” would then be given to them. Walsch’s “God” made it clear that these “new revelations” would not do away with one’s own particular religion or belief system, but the revelations would be simply “adding to” and “enlarging” the scope of their present beliefs. (2) These revelations would provide a common core of belief to all peoples and religions, helping everyone to understand how the universal acceptance of certain spiritual principles could save the world. “God” had provided Walsch with these “new revelations” and Walsch would now share these revelations with others in his new book.

In New Revelations: A Conversation with God, Neale Donald Walsch explained that “God” was giving the world a last-chance warning. To avoid self-destruction and attain world peace everyone must recognize the divinity of all creation. With this foundational teaching that God was in everything, Walsch then described how “God” was now proposing a “PEACE PLAN.” This PEACE PLAN process would help to unify the world’s various religions and bring peace to the world. Walsch’s “God” described his PEACE PLAN as “The Five Steps to PEACE.” But to avoid conflict and spiritual divisiveness, “God” had one mandatory condition: the PEACE PLAN would make no allowances for anyone calling Jesus Christ their exclusive Lord and Saviour. In The New Revelations Walsch’s “God” emphatically stated:

Yet let me make something clear. The era of the Single Savior is over. (3)

The 5-Step PEACE PLAN
The PEACE PLAN delineated by Walsch’s New Age “God” is a sequential 5-step prayer-like process that encourages people to examine their existing beliefs about God, and to be open enough to accept “new understandings” from God. The PEACE PLAN was obviously patterned after the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. Walsch explained the New Age PEACE PLAN of his “God” in The New Revelations and also posted it on his Conversations with God website:

THE FIVE STEPS TO PEACE

Peace will be attained when we, as human beings…

P ERMIT ourselves to acknowledge that some of our old beliefs about God and about Life are no longer working.
E XPLORE the possibility that there is something we do not understand about God and about Life, the understanding of which could change everything.
A NNOUNCE that we are willing for new understandings of God and Life to now be brought forth, understandings that could produce a new way of life on this planet.
C OURAGEOUSLY examine these new understandings and, if they align with our personal inner truth and knowing, to enlarge our belief system to include them.
E XPRESS our lives as a demonstration of our highest beliefs, rather than as a denial of them. (4)

The clever subtlety of this PEACE PLAN is reminiscent of the serpent’s approach to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The PEACE PLAN is a slick contemporary version of the original spiritual temptation to believe man is God. It tempts people – especially people with a Christian background – to doubt their sole faith in Jesus Christ and to open themselves up to other beliefs. The Apostle Paul expressed his concern that believers might actually listen to the cunning false teachings of men like Walsch:

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:3)

Walsch’s PEACE PLAN encourages everyone – particularly Christians – to doubt their beliefs. It asks them to consider the possibility that God is providing new beliefs through “new revelations.” These “new revelations” would include the New Age/New Gospel teaching that “we are all one” based on the panentheistic New Age/New Spitituality teaching that God is in everything. And this is exactly what Marianne Williamson, Gary Zukav, Wayne Dyer and other New Age leaders were suggesting in their televised comments after September 11th. Because “bad” things were happening, were Christians suddenly supposed to doubt the teachings of the Bible and open themselves up to the New Age teachings of the New Spirituality? It was all very clever and very predictable. Our spiritual Adversary loves to create a problem so he can then offer his own solution to that problem. His solution in this instance was the ingeniously contrived 5-step spiritual PEACE PLAN.

Using Walsch as his New Age spokesmen, the Adversary was tempting everyone to humbly open themselves up to a new way of thinking that could change the world. But there is a major problem with this suggestion. The proposed PEACE PLAN is predicated on a fundamental disbelief in the authority and reliability of the Holy Bible. And the Bible clearly teaches that doubting God’s Word, and doubting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of the world, is not a sign of humility – it is a sign of faithlessness. Furthermore, the proposal by Walsch’s “God” that we measure “new revelations” by our own “personal inner truth” is extremely misleading. We are not to measure any teaching by our own feelings or personal experience. We are to measure everything by the Word of God as contained in His Holy Bible. Walsch’s PEACE PLAN clearly fits the biblical description of a faithless and ungodly “wavering” prayer-like process. The Scripture warns that a person thinking, praying and proceeding in this manner should expect to receive nothing from God.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:5-8)
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The Truth:

The parallels between the neoevangelial Global PEACE Plan and/or building the kingdom of God on earth and the material cited above seem to be more than purely coincidental. Neoevangelicals are building their PEACE kingdom upon similar doctrines of immanence, inclusivism and new revelations. They are also speaking about "service" to others by building "partnerships" and "collaborations" (what the Luciferians call "cooperation"). They have their hierarchical "masters" in place, the apostles of the New Apostolic Reformation. And they speak disparagingly -- just like the Theosophists (see e-zine at http://www.ngws.org) -- of A.D. 1500, the date of the First Reformation. The New Age leaders may call their "new reformation" a "Global Renaissance," but the connotation is still the same.

"I have not sent these Prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings." (Jeremiah 23:22)


posted by Discernment Research Group @ 9/02/2006 11:47:00 AM

The Generic Global "PEACE" Plan: Part 3: Unity of Purpose

"In his lecture, Dr. [Rick] Warren talked about 'Stewardship of Influence and Affluence.' He said any nation can solve its problems if there is cooperation among the Church, the government and the business sectors. He said it’s like a three-legged stool. It won’t stand if one is missing. If only two legs are functioning, the stool won’t stand for long. Just like a country with opposing sectors, there’s no growth but stagnation and chaos.

Someone asked Dr. Warren who will mediate if two of the three sectors are on opposite views. He said like preaching in strange places, one must look for the man of peace. Just like the disciples of Jesus Christ, when they went to a village to preach, they look for that man, an influential member of the community not because he has money or power but because he is respected for his virtues.

'Among the three, there will always be one who will influence the others. Start from there. Step by step, your goal will be achieved,' he said.
("Words of wisdom from the Warren couple," Totel V. de Jesus, Manila Standard Today, 9/5/06) [emphasis added]




The Generic Global PEACE Plan is easy to implement if you think outside the denominational box. The world needs to be united around a common PURPOSE -- i.e., PEACE -- however that comes to be defined.

PEACE can be achieved by building upon the foundation of a common purpose. This is management guru Peter Drucker's 3-legged stool -- the Church collaborating ("partnering") with the State and the Corporate. Essential to the success of this model is locating any generic "man of peace" who is willing to be trained as a facilitator/change agent.

Tamara Hartzell devotes a good portion of Chapter 15 in her book In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth at the Altar of Unity to Rick Warren's obsession with finding a generic "man of peace" in each community. We quoted from this chapter extensively in the past few Herescope posts. The remainder of this chapter is worth a read. Then, continuing on this topic in Chapter 16, Hartzell notes how Rick Warren believes that unity is achieved globally by finding a common purpose:

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“Unity Comes from Purpose, Not from Anything Else”

“Now let me tell you something. We’ve been talking a lot about unity out of diversity this week. We will never have unity over all of our doctrines because I can’t even get my family to agree on it, much less my church and your church. And we’re never going to get everybody to agree on all of the worship styles.… We’re never gonna agree on all of our styles and all of our methods, so let me tell you what we can agree on: the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Unity comes from purpose, not from anything else. It comes from purpose.…

“Friends, it’s time to stop debating and start doing. Stop debating the Bible, and start doing it. It’s time to stop criticizing and start cooperating. It’s time for the church to be known for love not legalism, to be known for what we’re for not just what we’re against. It’s time for the church to be the church. That is the new Reformation that I’m praying for.… The critical question of this night is this, ‘Will we accept the challenge?’” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)29

Rick Warren gave this challenge at the Baptist World Centenary Congress -- the 100th birthday celebration of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). It was held in Birmingham, England on July 27-31, 2005 and featured a variety of speakers, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

“When Warren was asked what was hoped to be gained from the four-day event, he answered: ‘This is a celebration of diversity and unity at the same time.… If we all have to agree to make a fellowship then the fellowship would remain very small. So celebrating both unity and diversity is what this congress is about.’” —Christian Today, 7/28/0530

This Centenary Congress, which covered topics such as “poverty, prostitution and the Purpose-Driven Church,”31 included a drive for unity with other religions (faiths) in its celebration of unity and diversity. The following comments of Jimmy Carter were noted in the article, “Carter: global ‘hunger’ for healing outweighs beliefs that divide faiths”32:

“There is an ‘intense hunger’ among Christians worldwide -- and among people of all faiths -- to work for justice and oppose terrorism, despite serious differences of faith, Jimmy Carter said July 30.

“‘There is an intense hunger among Christians around the world for a healing of the differences that now separate us from one another,’ Carter … told reporters gathered for the July 27-31 Baptist World Centenary Congress in Birmingham, England.”

“Differences of belief -- even among Muslims, Jews and Christians -- are outweighed by a common commitment ‘to truth, to justice, to benevolence, to compassion, to generosity and to love,’ Carter told a roomful of reporters from around the world. Those commonalities ‘make it easy for us to stand united without dissention [sic] and for a common purpose.’

“‘We need to come back together,’ he said emphatically.”

“‘I think the main impediment is not knowing each other, not understanding each other, not recognizing that basic truth … that every religion emphasizes truth and justice and benevolence and compassion and generosity and love.’” (Ellipsis dots in the original; emphasis added)

“The tough work of interfaith dialog is not pointless but well worth the risk and investment of time, he said.”

Continuing the challenge for pragmatic unity of purpose, the “closing charge to delegates” at its Freedom conference was given by Baptist minister Dr. Michael Taylor. It was reported in the July 27 Press Release for the Baptist World Congress:

“Christians must unite with those of other faiths to tackle oppression around the globe.…

“‘The only potentially realistic way to get western governments to tackle these issues is to build the strongest, most proactive networks of activists around the world. This will mean linking with other Christians and with people of other faiths, working together in different ways for the common good.’” (Emphasis added)33

Rick Warren, whose own P.E.A.C.E. Plan calls for an interfaith network of “men of peace” and “houses of worship” working together in world service, boldly challenged this Congress with, “We will never have unity over all of our doctrines” so “unity comes from purpose, not from anything else.” Clearly, in today’s pragmatic Christianity which is striving for a purpose-driven unity of faiths, this challenge to relegate doctrinal differences to the list of non-essentials refers to more than just doctrinal differences between Christians.

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Religion doesn't matter. But unity of purpose does!

It is interesting to note that the New Agers also have a PEACE Plan and theirs coincides perfectly with this "service" to humanity agenda. It is therefore conceivable that the "man of peace" in any given locale could be someone sympathetic to the Theosophical doctrines of the newly restructured global Peace Alliance. From the Chapter 7 Update of Warren Smith's recently updated Reinventing Jesus Christ: The New Gospel, we learn the specifics of this new unity of purpose:

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The New Age Peace Alliance
The Global Renaissance Alliance – originally co-founded as the American Renaissance Alliance in 1997 – was renamed the Peace Alliance in 2005. By transforming the more hard-core New Age Global Renaissance Alliance into the more spiritually and politically pleasing Peace Alliance, co-founders Marianne Williamson and Neale Donald Walsch had removed most of the spiritual trappings that made the Global Renaissance Alliance such an easily identifiable New Age organization. Gone from the new Peace Alliance website was any mention of the organization’s more controversial co-founder Neale Donald Walsch. Also gone were most of the board members who were obvious New Age leaders – people like Barbara Marx Hubbard, Gary Zukav and Deepak Chopra. And gone from the new website was the original recommended reading list that had included Williamson’s book about A Course in Miracles (A Return to Love), Walsch’s books that downplayed the serious crimes of Hitler (Conversations with God: Books 1&2), and Hubbard’s book that mandated the “selection process” (The Revelation).

In fact, most people looking at the reinvented Peace Alliance website would never know that this “peace” organization had been originally founded by New Age leaders for specific New Age spiritual/political purposes. Like Walsch and his Humanity’s Team, the Peace Alliance was yet another way for these New Age leaders to tempt the world – and the church – with their repackaged New Age teachings. The Peace Alliance is, for all intents and purposes, still the New Age Global Renaissance Alliance. But now these “spiritual activists” have become more radical as they boldly proclaim their spiritually-based peace movement to be a “civil rights movement for the soul” – a phrase coined by Neale Donald Walsch’s “God” to describe his New Spirituality. In Walsch’s book Tommorrow’s God, Walsch and “God” discuss the ominous implications of this clever catchphrase:

“God”: I have said repeatedly that the New Spirituality is a civil rights movement for the soul. It is a message of freedom from humanity’s belief in an oppressive, angry, violent, and killing God. When this message is received by the people, it will not matter how powerful a dictator’s government is, or how repressive a religion is. When the number of people who no longer support oppression and repression reaches critical mass, that government will fall, and that religion will disappear.

Walsch: There is another profound political development that I see emerging from the New Spirituality.

“God”: What is that?

Walsch: I see the present form of democracy disappearing.

“God”: Yes? And why? Why do you see this happening? Is this what you choose to create?

Walsch: I think so, yes.

“God”: Why?

Walsch: Because another of the foundational truths of the New Spirituality is Oneness, and those who embrace this New Spirituality –

“God”: – the number of which will increase exponentially each year –

Walsch: – will see themselves as separate from no one and nothing. I believe that this sense of unity will not be merely theoretical or conceptual, but experiential.

“God”: I agree with you. The New Spirituality will produce this shift. People will not merely know themselves to be one with everything, they will feel this unity.
In the days of the New Spirituality the unity of all things will be experiential.

Walsch: This will dramatically change people’s attitude about many things.

“God”: It will, indeed. (22) [emphasis in original]

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To read more about the restructured Global Renaissance Alliance, now called the Peace Alliance, see the Chapter 7 Update to Reinventing Jesus Christ posted online. Here you will learn about an actual bill in Congress to establish a Peace Department!


The Truth:

"The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goes therein shall not know peace." (Isaiah 59:8)

"And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Romans 3:17-18)


posted by Discernment Research Group @ 9/05/2006 03:04:00 PM

Self-centeredness & the Generic "PEACE" Plan

"As a final statement, Dr. Warren’s most striking reminder to those who paid thousands of pesos to personally hear his and Kay’s lecturers: 'Things don’t change but people do. Always remember that most unhappy people are the self-centered ones.'”
("Words of Wisdom from the Warren couple, Totel V. de Jesus, Manila Standard Today, 9/06/06) [emphasis added]

"Self-centeredness is the root of practically every problem – both personally and globally."
(Rick Warren, better together: What on earth are we here for? (Purpose-Driven Publ., 2004, p. 12)





"…[T]he fundamental regression is self-centeredness, or the illusion that you are separate from God. I 'make war' on self-centeredness. It shall surely be overcome. The child must become the adult. Human must become Divine. That is the law." (p. 233)

"At the co-creative stage of evolution, one self-centered soul is like a lethal cancer cell in a body: deadly to itself and to the whole." (p. 255)

"The surgeon dare leave no cancer in the body when he closes up the wound after a delicate operation. We dare leave no self-centeredness on Earth after the selection process. For when we complete the process of the transformation, all who live on will be empowered to be godlike." (p. 240)
(Direct quotes from Barbara Marx Hubbard's "Christ" in The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium [Nataraj Publ, 1995]) [emphases added]



Self-centeredness is a word that now has two definitions. The old definition, according to Webster's, means "occupied or concerned only with one's own affairs; egocentric; selfish." The new definition is steeped in Theosophy. It means anyone who refuses to see themselves and others as part of the whole of humanity which is evolving towards godhood. This Theosophical definition is now being totally wrapped up into the concept of Global PEACE.

Warren Smith explains this new doctrine of "self-centeredness" in the original Chapter 2 of Reinventing Jesus Christ, now posted online:

"Hubbard's 'Christ' describes how planet Earth is at an evolutionary crossroads. He states that the world is about to make an evolutionary leap that will take all creation to a new level. Those who awaken to their own divinity, by aligning themselves with God and one with each other, will evolve. Those who continue to believe in 'fear' and 'separation,' rather than in 'love' and 'oneness,' will not evolve.

"…Hubbard's 'Christ,' while describing the 'birth experience' and affirming his love for all mankind, nevertheless warns that there will be no place in the 'New Jerusalem' for those who refuse to see themselves and others as a part of God. He describes, therefore, the necessity of a 'selection process' that will select out resistant individuals who 'choose' not to evolve. This 'selection process' is a 'purification' that will be accomplished through 'the shock of a fire.' (18)

"Christ states that those who see themselves as 'separate' and not divine hinder humanity's ability to spiritually evolve. Those who deny their own 'divinity' are 'cancer cells' in the body of God. (19) 'Christ' warns that a healthy body must have no cancer cells. Cancer cells must be healed or removed from the body. He describes the means of removal as the 'selection process.' The 'selection process' results in the deaths of those who refuse to see themselves as a part of God.

"After the 'selection process' the spirit bodies of the departed individuals will continue to be 'purified' in the spirit realm. Hubbard's 'Christ' emphasizes that they will not be given another physical body and they will not be able to rejoin humanity until they rid themselves of all 'self-centeredness' as 'the illusion' that one is 'separate' from God. The self-centered temptation to see oneself as 'separate,' and not as part of God, is 'evil' and must be 'overcome.' He also refers to self-centeredness, or this illusion of separateness, as 'Satan." (p. 16) [emphases added]

Barbara Marx Hubbard, a leading Theosophist who is working on a Global PEACE Plan, has not gone away into obscurity. If anything, she is more active than ever. She is now considered to be a "prophet." And she was given a prestigious "Peace Builders Award" in Washington, D.C. in 2005. She was part of the original Global Renaissance Alliance, recently renamed Global PEACE Alliance, and is now working on national legislation pertaining to global "peace" (see Chapter 7 Update for Reinventing Jesus Christ).

Warren Smith describes a few of Hubbard's recent activities in his update to Chapter 2 of Reinventing Jesus Christ:

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Evolve or Perish
On the first anniversary of September 11, 2001, Barbara Marx Hubbard surfaced as a speaker at the “Quasquicentennial Lecture Series on the Future of Higher Education” at Texas A&M University. The college newspaper The Aggie Daily quoted Hubbard as stating that the world was at an “evolutionary crossroads” and that “we have equal power to destroy ourselves or create and transform ourselves into something greater.” The title of her lecture was “A New Evolution for the Future of Humanity: 9/11 a Wake-up Call for the Next Step in Human Development.” Hubbard was also quoted as saying, “This generation in the next 20 years will be a deciding factor in human evolution…. None of us know how to guide a planet through this; there are no experts.” She warned that “Humanity must realize that we are on the threshold of fulfilling our greatest aspirations but we must consciously take hold of that evolution or perish…. Higher Education may be the first step toward that next state on the path toward evolution rather than destruction.”1

Barbara Marx Hubbard, however, did have a plan on “how to guide a planet through this.” Even as she spoke to this Texas audience she was being promoted as one of the featured “prophets” at an upcoming New Age “Prophets Conference” in Palm Springs, California.(2) The website describing the conference stated that Hubbard was a modern-day “prophet” who had a spiritual “blueprint” that could help guide the planet through its present crises. The “blueprint” was what she had channeled from her “Christ” and recorded in her book The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium. So, while she was telling the Texas A&M group that “none of us know how to guide a planet through this,” she had already written a book on the subject and was about to give a scheduled talk at an upcoming “Prophet’s Conference” entitled “THE PLANETARY AWAKENING: How our generation can transform the world.” By presenting herself to the Texas A&M audience as a futurist and an educator– not as a New Age leader channeling “Christ” – Hubbard was being less than straightforward about her spiritual agenda. She was telling her Texas audience that humanity must “consciously take hold of its evolution or perish,” but she wasn’t disclosing what that really meant – spiritually evolve according to the dictates of her New Age “Christ ”or be killed! Accept the New Age/New Gospel teachings of the New Spirituality or be handed over to the “selection process.” She didn’t tell them what she had received from her “Christ” and written down over twenty years ago: how the “defective,” “self-centered” part of humanity that refuses to evolve by recognizing that God is “in” everyone, will have to be sacrificially killed for the higher purpose of world peace:

"'No worldly peace can prevail until the self-centered members of the planetary body either change, or die. That is the choice. The red horse is the destruction during the birth process of those who refuse to be born into God-centered, universal life. They cannot go backward to the womb; they cannot go forward to the new heavens and new earth. They must surely die, or change.'" (3)…

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After a brief overview of Hubbard's recent political activities, Smith observes the parallels to her usage of the term "self-centeredness" and those of Rick Warren, as exemplified in the quotes at the top of this post:

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…Self-centeredness and Separation
Hubbard’s “Christ” warns that only those who are not “self-centered” or “separate” – who see God in everyone – will evolve:

…[T]he fundamental regression is self-centeredness, or the illusion that you are separate from God. I “make war” on self-centeredness. (7) [bold added]

The species known as self-centered humanity will become extinct. The species known as whole-centered humanity will evolve. (8) [bold added]

Sadly, many high profile Christian leaders – with perhaps the best intentions – use the word “self-centered” to describe a person’s emotional or spiritual state. For example, Saddleback pastor Rick Warren describes “self-centeredness” as the “root cause” of all of our problems. He writes:

Self-centeredness is the root of practically every problem – both personally and globally. (9) [bold added]

Because Rick Warren describes “self-centeredness” rather than sin as the root of all the world’s problems, he inadvertently presents a New Age worldview rather than a biblical worldview. In using the word “self-centeredness” rather than sin he has unwittingly adopted the language and the worldview of the New Age “Christ” rather than the language of Jesus Christ. For example, he used the words “self-centered” or “self-centeredness” fourteen times in his best selling book The Purpose-Driven Life.

Obviously there is no inherent problem with the term “self-centeredness,” or in using it as a figure of speech. However, to indiscriminately use words that have deep New Age meaning – without any warning about that New Age meaning – is to play right into the hands of the New Spirituality and the New Age “Christ.” In these perilous times in which we live, it is so important to know how words are being spiritually defined by those who would try to undermine the Christian faith through their schemes and devices and semantic traps. It can be very confusing when evangelical leaders like Rick Warren are sounding a little too much like Barbara Marx Hubbard.

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The Truth:

The Scriptures make it clear that "self-centeredness" is not the root of man's problem. Nor can global "peace" activities eradicate this problem. Man's basic problem is simply and concisely stated: SIN.

"For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God." (Romans 3:23)

The only remedy for this is Jesus Christ, which is expounded upon in subsequent verses in the book of Romans. And "peace" is personal -- not global -- as some would have us believe. It is only obtained in one manner:

"Therefore being Justified by Faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By Whom we also have access by Faith into this Grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the Glory of God." (Romans 5:1-2)


posted by Discernment Research Group @ 9/07/2006 11:06:00 AM

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