UNITY REST IN GOD ALONE
"For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever." - Romans 1:25
"The Sum of Thy Word is Truth" - Psalm 119:160.
By Synthia Esther
NEW! Revised and updated: Sept. 1, 2018.
Scripture Reference concerning our part in the Kingdom of God:
Ephesians 4:3-6-16, "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to one hope when you were called - one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all (who accept Him as their Lord and Savior - John 3:16-17; Romans 10:10). But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
This is why the word confirms: 'When He ascended on high, He led captives in His train and gave gifts to men.' ...It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
... Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. For Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.'"
PANTHEISM - THE OCCULT BELIEF, "WE ARE ALL ONE" AND "THE GOLDEN AGE OF GAIA" NEW AGE THEORY
In simple terms, the “One” refers to the occult knowledge of the divine energy-spark within everyone, everything, and everywhere. Even the earth itself, "Gaia", in Goddess "Gaian New Age Spirituality" - "Gaia Theory" - "Gaia Hypothesis" - "The Golden Age of Gaia", formulated by the chemist, James Lovelace (Wikipedia), has this living, sustaining, life force. This pantheism belief system exhorts we are all “One” life force uniting all creation, affirming “all is God” for we are one with the life force. Therefore, we are “God.”
Yet we in Jesus Christ know there is no God, but Jehovah (1 Cor. 8:4-6; Deut. 33:26-27). We were created by God as His children, in His likeness, for His service (as Ephesians 4 quoted above does confirm), but we are not God - the "One" creator. We are not born divine, but sinful (Psalm 51:5, 1 Kings 8:46, two of many biblical references to this fact). Only by our acceptance of the Holy Father, Jesus Christ, seeking His forgiveness for our sins, asking Him into our heart, can we become a part of His Kingdom (John 3:16-17; Romans 10:10).
Salvation being a free gift from God, provided by His grace, mercy, and love (Ephesians 2:8).
New Age prophet/preacher/teacher, Oprah Winfrey, a noted popular television host of the 20th and 21st century, touted, "How can there possibly be only one way to God?" "What about Jesus?", a viewer asked. "What about Jesus?", Winfrey responded, further confirming her view "there are many roads to God". Winfrey readily admits her opinion about Jesus changed when she reflected upon the Bible statement; "God is a Jealous God".
* On a side note:
In the posted YouTube video I saw, a dog bark can be heard (but not seen), in the background, when Winfrey's exact word "Jealous" is spoken for the second time. Could this possibly be the use of a nero-linguistic programing anchor tool cue, further emphasizing her statement? With confirming coincidence, and the synchronicity of signs and wonders, as ushered forth from voiced bark of an unseen dog?
Speculation of course, for only God, and those who were involved in the production of her former television show would know the truth if such manipulating, mind controlling, deceptive, motives and goals were used. What I do know, is that we are often held under the influence of subliminal programming, which is used by many in the television and entertainment industry.
Is God a Jealous God? Yes! - Deut. 6:15
God claims His children as His own, and desires those who are born again to serve Him as Lord of their life. He defends sacred ground, as our soul and spirit unites with His Holy Spirit when we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Friend. He instructs us, Do not worship any other god (Exodus 34:14). Do not bow down to them (Exodus 20:4-5). However, God's jealousy is spiritual in meaning, not physical as Winfrey insinuates. God holds us, His children, in the palms of His unseen hands, and the center of His heart. As Paul explains in 2 Corinthians 11:2, "I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy". I praise God for His jealousy, and the safe keeping of His children being sealed by the power of His Holy Spirit! (Eph. 1:13).
Biblical scripture confirms: "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son" - 1st John 2:22. "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is the spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard it should come; and even now already is it in the world" - 1st John 4:3. "I am the Lord; that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise of graven images"- Isaiah 42:8.
J. I. Packer, wrote one of my favorite books outside of the Holy Bible, "Knowing God", Intervarsity Press,1973. I am not alone in my sentiments as this book is recommended by: Joni Eareckson Tada, D. James Kennedy, Michael Card, Stuart Briscoe, Gordon R. Lewis, Christianity Today, Bookstore Journal, John R.W. Scott, Gerry Davey, Church Times, Alliance Witness, Bill Hybels, Lewis Smedes, Chuck Swindoll, Elisabeth Elliot, Jack Haywood, R.C. Sproul, Chuck Colson, Billy Graham, John Perkins, Kay Author.
If Oprah Winfrey would have shown an interest in studying God's word (thereby offering her educated views set forth as, * "Biblical Criticism"), instead of desiring to open her mind to transcendental-meditative, alpha zone mental states, chanting Aum/um with the likes of New Age Pagan, spirituality convert, Eckhart Tolle. Perhaps she would know, as Packer confirms in "Knowing God" (pages 168-169), that Biblical statements about God's jealousy are "anthropomorphisms" (meaning language drawn from our life as humans). One must not pick a scripture out, isolated from the complete context of which it was in reference to, as proof of alternative, "subjective" meanings.
* Biblical Criticism as defined by Richard N. Soulen, "Handbook - Second Edition - of Biblical Criticism", John Knox Press, 1976 and 1981 (second edition), page 29, pertains to an; "approach to study of Scripture which consciously searches for and applies the cannons of reason to its investigation of the text; it comprises a large number of distinguishable but inter-related methodologies, the terminology and leading practitioners of such study.
Bible Criticism (BC) was synonymous with Historical Critical Method, says Soulen, which began to appear less than two centuries ago; today that definition is too narrow. As the antecedents of BC are quite ancient..."as old as Scripture itself". 1 and 2 Chronicles contain a critique of the interpretation of history found in 1 Kings - 2 Samuel; Job presents a critique of the Deuteronomic view of history; Jesus' concept of the kingdom of God implies a critique of the idea of history in normative Judaism of his day; both Matthew and Luke offer critiques of Mark's interpretation of Jesus' life.
Packer confirms God says a lot about His "divine" jealousy. Some noted references include: "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God" (Ex.20:5); in the Pentateuch (Num. 25:11; Deut. 4:24; 6:15; 29:20; 32:16; 21); in the history books (Josh 24:19; 1 Kings 14:22); in the prophets (Ezek. 8:3-5; 16:38; 42; 23:25; 36:5-7; 38:19; 39:25; Joel 2:18; Nahum 1:2; Zeph 1:18; 3:8; Zech 1:14; 8:2), in the Psalms (78:58; 79:5), presented as motive and action, whether in wrath or mercy ( Ezek. 39:25; Zech 1:14; Nahum 1:2). Paul asks the presumptuous Corinthians, "Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy?" ( 1 Cor. 10:22).
EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS - THE NEW AGE "AWAKENING" - OCCULT IN OUR MIDST
Dave Hunt & T. A. McMahon are authors of the well documented book, "A Consumer's Guide To The Exploding Mystical Marketplace, The New Spirituality", 1988, Harvest House Publishers, which confirms the "Man is God" philosophy to be growing in leaps and bounds. The authors write: "Evolution of Consciousness - Slime to Divine", with the next stage of new age promoting evolution not being a physical manifestation, but "a quantum leap in a higher state of consciousness" (page 227).
Don't let the 1988 publishers date of this book by Hunt and MaMahon lead you to believe it is out of date. On the contrary, it ranks as prophetic reading, like a prescript for futurist, Ray Kurzweil's, 2005 book: "The Singularity is Near". Biological neurology, nanotechnology, and computers, meet to create the God Man, in an age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines. Recent movies "Lucy" and "Transcendence", (which I have only seen clips and reviews of, being outside of my spiritual comfort and peace zones - Phil. 4:8), advertise much the same logic and theme.
Various quotes (from pages 227-229 of "The New Spirituality"), confirm Mans ascension to Godhood (the heart of Perennial philosophy). In The Atman Project, Ken Wilber states, "If men and women have ultimately come up from amoebas, then they are ultimately on their way towards God." Esalen, Michael Murphy and George Leonard, had offered a seminar on "The Evolution of Consciousness". Marilyn Ferguson agreed, "The human mind may have reached a new state in its evolution, an unlocking of potential comparable to the emergence of language."
Theodore Roszak, "An Evolutionary leap in consciousness: the idea...that the world shall be redeemed by a contagious psychic mutation hatched in the grey matter of a chosen few". Channeled material confirming "that we are God". The Hindu axiom, "I am the universe, I am Universal Mind!". Shirley Maclaine stating, "Just remember that you are God, and act accordingly." Former Episcopal priest, Alan Watts, who turned Zen Buddhist Master, affirmed the God and man link when he stated, "The appeal of Zen, as of other Eastern philosophy, is that it unveils....a vast region....where at last the self is indistinguishable from God."
New Age preacher, occult teacher, Doreen Virtue, author of the book, "The Lightworker's Way - Awakening Your Spiritual Power To Know And Heal" (Foreword by Louise L. Hay), 1997, Hay House Inc., page 181, writes that within our "true-self world", is "one mind", which we are all a part of.
Barbara Marciniak, author of the book, "Bringings Of The Dawn - Teachings from the Pleiadians", 1992, Bear and Company Publishing, writes within the preface (xxvi) that she feels more ET than human. Marcinaik trance channels (giving her body over to spiritual entities, which I call demonic possession), the Pleiadians. They claim by way of Marcinaik's body, (page 6), the oneness theme confirming that humanity is learning to realize their godhood, and connectedness with Prime Creator, and that everything is connected as part of the "all". Many people on earth feel that they have merged with God... in accordance with their "vibrations" (page 24), says Marcinaik.
From the book, "Love of Conscience - Four Aspects of Human Nature", Rita Bruce, 2003, Vishruti Prints, one can see in the introduction a full page gloss head shot of Sai Baba, and read the quote: "What are you? You are That; you are a spark of the divine. You are not the body, sense, mind, intelligence, etc., with which you now identify yourselves. You are God, only caught in deluding yourselves that you are bound by this body."
WHY JESUS CHRIST IS GOD, AND WE ARE NOT: THE VIRGIN BIRTH:
When sin entered the world through Adam and Eve's disobedience in the Garden of Eden, all humanity was effected with the curse of sin. Only God could redeem man from the fate of death that ensued. God became a man by the divine work of the incarnation, in order to save all humanity (Galatians 4:4-5; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5) . He brought forth a sinless being, out of a sinful being. God became fully Man and fully God, by way of Mary and the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. All humans, aside from the Man/God Jesus, are born unclean, in need of a Savior (Job 14:4, 14:14, 25:4; Psalm 51:1-5, 58:3: John 3:16-17).
In Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:29, 1:19 duly noted). God sent His one and only Son, in the fullness of time, made of a woman, Mary, made under the law (Galatians 4:4). The "one" mediator between God and all humanity is Jesus Christ, under the Edenic Covenant (1 Timothy 2:5). Christians have faith in the New Covenant of God (Jeremiah 31:31-34). Those who claim Jesus as Lord, Savior, and Friend are saved (John 3:16-17; Romans 10:10).
THERE ARE TWO KINGDOMS, NOT ONE:
THE KINGDOM OF GODLINESS, AND ONE TRUE GOD - JESUS CHRIST (1 TIMOTHY 3:6), AND THE KINGDOM OF INIQUITY - WHICH IS RULED BY SATAN (2nd THESSALONIANS 2:7). ALL HUMANITY SERVES IN ONE OF THESE TWO KINGDOMS.
Those who promote and practice rituals of "Gaia - Oneness Meditations of 11:11", while visualizing a golden ball of light, enveloping and strengthening the cosmic healing of mother earth's spirit, termed the Goddess Sophia, are taking part in the kingdom of iniquity. Like humanity, the very ground and land of earth is under a sin curse (Genesis 3:17). Only God can heal the depths of sin plaguing humanity and planet earth. One day, praise the living God, He will bring forth the healing we need, creating a new heaven and a new earth (Isaiah 65:17; Hebrews 12:26-27; 2nd Peter 3:12-13).
The bonds of all humanity uniting as "One", will not occur aside from God's Holy plan and timing, and within His Kingdom of true believers only. All those praying and mediating at exactly 11:11 in service of Gaia, are involved in the promotion of a false gospel and unity aside from God's redemptive healing and salvation (John 3:16-17). Their actions and devotions are an abomination before God, as they are taking and playing a part in Satan's deceptive plans and kingdom (2nd John 7:10; John 1:1-3, 14-16, 1 John 4:1-3, 9-10).
Meditations and prayers unto anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ our Lord, serves as idol worship. Born again Christians are to pray to God alone (Exodus 20:3, 34:14; Deuteronomy 5:7). There will never be true unity on planet earth, until God ushers in His Rule and Reign. What a glorious day that will be, when the love, joy, and peace of God comes into the completeness and fullness of His Holy and righteous Kingdom!
NEW AGE INFLUENCE AND INDOCTRINATION :
Author, Russell Chandler's book, "Unmasking A Phenomenon That Is Seducing Our Nation - Understanding The New Age", 1991,
Word Publishing, an award winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, writes about the New Age influence upon corporations, Government, schools, health care, entertainment, and churches. "Capra, Marilyn Ferguson, Gary Zukav (author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters), and other New Age headliners adduce that when physical reality is broken down to its most elemental parts, there are no parts; All is One" (page 222).
"FALSE CHRIST COMING - DOES ANYBODY CARE?"
Warren B. Smith is author of the book, "False Christ Coming - Does Anybody Care?", Mountain Stream Press, 2011, pages 96, 108-109, he confirms the deception behind the New Age Gospel "Oneness" agenda:
Smith defines the New Age False Foundational Oneness belief (pg. 96), in part, as: "Each person is a part of God. Each person is a cell in the one body of God that is humanity."
"The 'God' and 'Christ' of the New Age Spirituality use these cleverly contrived words and concepts to divide the world into two camps: those who follow them and those who oppose them. Through the ingenious use of language they make their case and push their position. Always taking the high road of 'love' and 'oneness' they isolate those who oppose them by branding them as 'fearful' and 'separate'. The 'God' and 'Christ' of the New Age/New Gospel are very adept at never saying 'traditional Christian believers,' but instead say 'those who are under the illusion of separation.' They do not say 'traditional Christianity is evil' or 'traditional Christianity is of the devil.' They say 'separation is evil' and 'separation is of the devil.' Instead of saying, 'traditional Christianity is a crime that must be driven from this world,' they state: 'The crime of separation must be driven from the world.' Instead of saying, 'traditional Christian believers will one day be submitted to the selection process,' they state: 'All that hinders the manifestation of man's divinity must be driven from our planet.' ....If it all sounds backward, that is because it is. ...It is the language and methodology being used by their New Age followers. 'Oneness' is presented as the inevitable by-product of 'love'...(pg.108) .
Smith goes onto confirm that "only an ingenious and creatively deceptive spirit world could think of such a diabolical way of separating and disparaging Christian believers", who do not accept the New Age oneness gospel from others who do. "In their New Age future, you will live or die based on whether or not you see yourself as a part of God", says Smith (pg. 109). Smith is not alone, as Constance E. Cumbey, has confirmed the "oneness" New Age movement is indeed a rite of pagan passage, with an antichrist system in service to Lucifer!
Constance E. Cumbey is author of the best selling book, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow - The New Age Movement and Our Coming Age of Barbarism", (now a free online Internet read thanks to Cumbey's sincere spiritual evangelism). Where one reads (page 13), "THE CHRIST IS NOW HERE", as reported to have ran in newspapers in over 20 major cities. Who is this Christ? Lord Maitreya, as stated by English esoteric follower and promoter, Benjamin Creme, who is spokesperson for both Maitreya, and the Tara Center (promoting organization). Lord Maitreya is said to be the one the Christians call Christ, Jews, the Messiah, Buddhists, the Fifth Buddha, Muslims, the Imammahdi, and Hindus, Krishna.
One Lord, and one New World Order, remain the goals in which Cumbey writes, plans are stated to include a universal food, tax, draft, and credit system. She confirms, the Rainbow used in New Age advertising and marketing is a symbol of the Rainbow oversoul Bridge, "antahkarana", between man and Lucifer. Christians know the Rainbow as a symbol of God's covenant after the flood and Noah's Ark safe and providential keeping. God's Rainbow is a sign that the Earth and humanity would never again be destroyed by water.
The bridge between man and Lucifer is made secure when we reject the one true God, Jesus Christ! While destruction is promised by God to not come by way of water in the future, it is confirmed to come by way of fire, within the pits of hell. "You are very confident of your views...which are all gloom, doom, fear based rants. You will have to pay behind the veil for the harm you have caused by way of promoting such fear based logic", one New Age teacher/preacher wrote me, signing off with the moniker: "In light and love."
I have received numerous attacks from like New Age converts, posting on my social network pages, (I have removed myself from most due to harassment), which are often followed with monikers, "In love", "Universal Love", "Lightworkers Love", etc.,. Yet their very actions are not loving, but immature and many times "threatening".
I pray (and encourage fellow Christians to pray), for lost souls world wide, that their hearts be changed, renewed by the love Jesus Christ has for them and all humanity (John 3:16-17). My spiritual convictions "respect other peoples opinions and beliefs". I would never think, nor commit, such reprehensible acts. Instead, I pray for them all, and often. For there is no fear in God's love, His perfect love drives out fear (1 John 4:18).
I quote the Bible in substantiation of my spiritual views, which is where my confidence derives. If the Bible says it, I believe it! Therefore, my response is like Paul's (1 Corinthians 14:37), "If any man think himself a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord."
GOD'S TRANSFORMING LOVE, MERCY, AND GRACE
While New Age converts claim "We are God", God claims only by His love, mercy, and grace, are we redeemed and saved (John3:16-17), transforming our sin based nature into His likeness (2 Corinthians 4:6). The gate of true spiritual awakening, says God, is a narrow gate. The road of the New Age is what God called "wide." "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the road that leads to destruction is broad with plenty of room, and many go that way; but the gate that leads to life is small and the road is narrow, and those who find it are few."- Matthew 7:13-14 *The gate way of God's eternal salvation is grace (John 10:7-9; Acts 4:12; 5:11; Eph. 2:8-9). God's new age transformation begins when we become "born again" (John 3:1-21). A new act of creation; the old order gone, a new order begun (2 Corinthians 5:17).
* Please visit the Salvation page on the www.sacredpursuit.org website: "A Free Gift!", to learn more about becoming one of the few who awaken and find God's narrow gateway, and learn more about His unconditional grace, mercy, and love - (John 3:16-17).
Occult Gaia Oneness (also spelled Gaea) is a Greek mythology concept/ meaning, we and earth are one