Saturday, April 25, 2009
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
1 JOHN 4:2-3
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
2 JOHN 7
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
1 JOHN 2:18,22
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
DANIEL 9:26 (COMES FROM ROME) (EU)
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4,8
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9,14-18
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
SINS OF PEOPLE
2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
DECIEVERS WAXING WORSE AND WORSE.
2 TIMOTHY 3:13
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
MORE SIN SIGNS
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue (VOMIT) thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2
1 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;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Earth Day - Communist Propaganda! By Ron Ewart Thursday, April 23, 2009
Talk about brainwashing, indoctrination and fear mongering! Some national and international elitists, money changers, power brokers, the United Nations, Europe, socialists, radical environmentalists and the one-world-order crowd, aided and abetted by a news media that has lost any semblance of journalism ethics, have perpetrated one of the greatest frauds in the civilized history of mankind. But worse, the American government, at every level, who are supposedly constrained by our Constitution and every American politician who espouses, supports or endorses this nonsense, is complicit in this fraud and the propaganda that propagates it. Little kids are scared to death that the boogie-man of Man-Cause Global Warming is going to flood their homes, kill their parents and leave them destitute, hungry, homeless and all alone. Disenfranchised and unrepresented rural American landowners have lost virtually all of their property rights, due to draconian environmental land use regulations ..... regulations that are based on another fraud, that we must protect every damn wetland in existence today, even if the wetland was caused by man in the first place. It is a fraud for one very basic reason that no one ever mentions. Just a short 10,000 years ago in geologic time, one-third of the Earth’s surface was covered by an ice sheet over one mile thick. Underneath that ice there were no lakes, streams, rivers, or wetlands and there was little to any wildlife whatsoever. Somehow the Earth managed to survive without all those wetlands and it will continue to survive whether we save wetlands or not. In fact, the Earth will even survive the miniscule effect that mankind inflicts upon it. Did you know that man’s foot print on the North American Continent is less than 5% of the total land mass. And that foot print took over 200 years to materialize. Don’t you think that if that foot print rose to 10% over the next 200 years, there would still be a whole lot of land left for the wild creatures and all their little creatures?
And no, man is not causing global warming, in spite of the unmitigated lies you are being fed, by those who are hell-bent on controlling you. This same fraud, perpetrated by government and special interest groups, is forcing inefficient wind and solar power energy sources upon us, that require more fossil fuel energy to build, require huge government subsidies to be viable at all and represent a insignificant fraction of the total energy we consume. In the meantime the policies from this fraud are sucking the energy needed to keep our economy humming by very efficient sources of energy from hydro, nuclear, oil, coal and natural gas, and they are being seriously inhibited or prohibited all together. A country without sufficient energy is a third-world country, subject to all the vagaries of third-world countries and banana republics. And this insanity about outlawing incandescent light bulbs and replacing them with very environmentally unfriendly, mercury-laced, fluorescent bulbs that require special, expensive disposal handling, is beyond any reason or common sense. Who are these people who make these off-the-wall decisions?
Now you may think that we are against environmental stewardship, but you would be wrong. Our motto is: Protecting the Environment is Laudable. Trashing the Constitution to do it is treasonous.
So In celebration of this fraud and communist propaganda that is Earth Day, we are increasing our carbon foot print and turning on every light in our home and business. We will not fall prey to worldwide propaganda and unbridled hysteria, because those in power, who want to control every aspect of our lives and are the very perpetrators of the fraud and the propaganda, says it’s so. Americans must choose. Will they be the marionettes controlled by the almighty government, or will they be the puppeteer that pulls the strings ON government? Wake up Americans, or you will find yourself in chains, if you aren’t already.
Earth Goddess Rising Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 12:13PM By Timothy Birdnow
Environmentalism, Liberalism, and Earth Day are usurping our Judeo-Christian heritage.
When Dante Aligheri wrote his Divina Commedia he mixed many elements of Greco-Roman culture with Medieval Christian thought of his time. For those who do not know (and there should be no one in the West who is not familiar with him) Dante was a 13th-14th century poet from Florence who wrote one of history`s great masterpieces. The Divine Comedy was a set of three works, each dealing with a different aspect of the Christian afterlife.In book one-the Inferno-Dante finds himself lost in a dark wood and beset upon by horrible beasts. The dark wood is symbolic of a state of error, or sin. It is interesting that he would choose a wilderness to be lost in; the state of nature was traditionally considered depraved in Western thought, malevolent as a result of the Fall of Man. Dante`s dark wood was a place of despair, and Dante preferred entering through the gates of Hell than to be eternally lost in this wilderness.Dante`s deceased love Beatrice resides in Heaven, and asks that something be done for her lost love. The Roman poet Virgil is dispatched to guide Dante through Hell. First they must pass through the vestibule, the place where those who would not make up their minds on where they stood and what they believed were forced to chase a banner (or flag) forever, and where the place of the virtuous pagans kept for those who sought good but did not believe spent eternity in a horrible mockery of paradise; a pleasant and happy place that would remain eternally empty of the Almighty.Dante would struggle upward, moving through Hell and the Earthly realm, leaving Virgil at the Earth and moving upward into Purgatory and then into Heaven itself.The moral of the story is that Earth is a place of struggle, that we were never meant to focus on the things of this world, but were meant to struggle for our place in the hereafter, a place that is our natural home.
There is a strong view the the Comedia that Man in the natural state is in torment. Suicides, for example, went to Hell where they became ugly trees.The Judeo-Christian tradition argues that Man is fallen; that Sin-or error as Dante called it-entered into the world, corrupting the natural horrendously, twisting it from an enveloping blanket of the Divine love to a largely malevolent, cold and unpredictable place. It is NOT the place where Man is meant to remain, but merely a way station for sojourners, a place where we pilgrims on our eternal journey must reside for a time. Dante climbed right out of it (after first climbing an enormous, hairy Satan symbolizing victory over the ancient deceiver) on his journey to God.This is, and always has been, at odds with the majority of pagan religions. Most pagan religions worship nature as god or often goddess, and the view of history is cyclical, as the seasons recycle year in and year out. (I choose that word purposefully; recycling is one of the Sacraments of the modern Church of Gaia, the faith that is sweeping across our planet like the Bubonic Plague swept Europe.) The modern notion of Ecology is rooted in this paganism, in the belief that Man`s fall was a fall from his primitive state of unity with nature rather than his fall from unity with God. This view-and it has it`s roots in the Enlightenment thinkers such as Rousseau-sees our discontent, our alienation from the society we have constructed, as stemming from our alienation from the natural world. This view has been around for a long time, and can be seen in the old 18th century view of the noble savage and in the writings of Thoreau and other such natural philosophers. The belief is that a state of nature should be our ultimate ambition and that our artificial lives are somehow unhappy because of our removal from this idyllic state.
But the state of nature is not idyllic. No; it is hard, poor, brutish, and mercifully short. In nature we are prey to any predators stronger than ourselves. In nature we are cold in winter, hot in summer, wet in the rain, dirty. The earliest man who made a fire was breaking with the state of nature-to his infinite detriment, if one is to believe the Gaian Faithful. The Natural World is a place of fear, where life is an endless struggle for food and competition with others for what little there is. Nature is full of disease, and a desperately needed drink of water can infect the drinker with all manner of microorganisms, tiny creatures who will feed on the thirsty beast from the inside. This was obvious to our ancestors, who built civilization to act as a buffer to the malevolence of the natural world.But we have forgotten this lesson, and, more importantly, we have come to reject the Judeo-Christian view of nature as fallen. Materialism and her stepchild scientism have made it fashionable to reject anything outside of that which is seen, touched, felt.But Man does not live by bread alone, and one thing necessary to continued plodding through this valley of tears we call life is hope. If one is an atheist, or just a materialist without any real belief in the promises of the Bible, one is apt to seek an Earthly paradise. The ancient paganism of the goddess, the belief in the idyllic state of nature, often substitutes for the hope in some ethereal Heaven. Nature is substituted for God.Literally, in some cases. Consider James Lovelock the Creator (caps intended) of the Gaia theory. Lovelock literally believes that the Earth forms an Uber-oganism, a gestaltic entity similar to the human body, but on a planetary scale.
Here is a quote from DR. Lovelock:
If we are all creatures great and small, from bacteria to whales, part of Gaia then we are all of us potentially important to her well being. We knew in our hearts that the destruction of a whole ranges (sic) of other species was wrong but now we know why. No longer can we merely regret the passing of one of the great whales, or the blue butterfly, nor even the smallpox virus. When we eliminate one of these from Earth, we may have destroyed a part of ourselves, for we also are a part of Gaia.In other words, what Lovelock has done is to rework the pagan Earth goddesses-Hera, Ki, Ida, Uras, Pele, Zeme, etc., mixing them into a pantheistic stew (pantheism says that everything-and everyone-is god) called Gaia. We cannot obliterate Smallpox because it is Gaia and we are ultimately hurting ourselves. Of course, Lovelock is assuming that we are alienated in some way, otherwise he would understand that Man is as natural as any other species, and other species care not a wit for the balance of nature, but take what they need and want. Either Man is natural, in which case our footprint is also a part of nature, or he is not natural i.e. he is Fallen. The Green neo-pagans want to have it both ways.In the Green lexicon Man is the destroyer of nature, the plundering demon set loose from the pit of Hell, and yet at the same time he is the alienated child of the goddess of the natural world.Lovelock`s worldview is not an isolated thing; it is at the heart of the Green movement. And it has real ramifications for how people view reality, what they see as their purpose in life and how they should live.
For many, there is never a thought for eternity, for the things above this old corporeal world. The triumph of Liberalism has been to focus human attention solely on the souleless corporal existence i.e. nature. As nature is at best indifferent to human suffering (consider Charles Darwin`s theory; natural selection is a purely random process dependent on the destruction of life by changing conditions) it makes for a particularly hopeless existence. The only hope a human being has in the natural is to make a difference and that difference is sold in any number of ways, all of which advance the Liberal agenda in some fashion. A missionaristic zeal engulfs the movement, and the forces of environmentalism are very active in recruiting where those most vulnerable to their sophistry are found; in the schools.Habitat Heroes recently commissioned a telephone poll to be conducted by Opinion Research, and the findings are astonishing; One out of three children aged 3 to 11 fear the Earth will cease to exist before they grow up. Fully 56 percent think the Earth will become a desolate wasteland if it is not destroyed. (How can climate change destroy the Earth? Here`s an idea that requires a powerful Casimir Effect, using the energy from the Universe itself via a powerful vacuum. You will note it takes a LOT of energy!) Of course, hardest hit are minorities with 75% of African American children believing doom is at hand, while 65% of Hispanics think the end is nigh. Furthermore, most of these children have adopted the sacrament of recycling for clean air and water with 95% browbeating their parents into helping save the planet.What is happening here? Our children are being recruited into a cult, a cult being aggressively advanced by our educational system and government. This cult holds a materialistic view of reality, yet at the same time offers the spiritual fodder required to fill the vacuum left by the removal of our Judeo-Christian beliefs. There is clearly a mystical reverence for Gaia the mother goddess, yet when pressed the advocates of environmentalism, and particularly the monastic variation of Deep Ecology.Deep Ecology is clearly a religion without admitting to the fact. According to Deep Ecology advocate Michael Zimmerman:Deep ecology is founded on two basic principles: one is a scientific insight into the interrelatedness of all systems of life on Earth, together with the idea that anthropocentrism - human-centeredness - is a misguided way of seeing things. Deep ecologists say that an ecocentric attitude is more consistent with the truth about the nature of life on Earth. Instead of regarding humans as something completely unique or chosen by God, they see us as integral threads in the fabric of life. They believe we need to develop a less dominating and aggressive posture towards the Earth if we and the planet are to survive.
The second component of deep ecology is what Arnie Naess calls the need for human self-realization. Instead of identifying with our egos or our immediate families, we would learn to identify with trees and animals and plants, indeed the whole ecosphere. This would involve a pretty radical change of consciousness, but it would make our behavior more consistent with what science tells us is necessary for the well-being of life on Earth. We just wouldn’t do certain things that damage the planet, just as you wouldn’t cut off your own finger.
It also ties with the Ecofeminist movement and other Leftist causes:
Deep ecologists concede that patriarchy has been responsible for a lot of violence against women and nature. But while they oppose the oppression of women and promote egalitarian social relations, deep ecologists also warn that getting rid of patriarchy would not necessarily cure the problem, because you can imagine a society with fairly egalitarian social relationships where nature is still used instrumentally…According to social ecologist Murray Bookchin, deep ecology fails to see that the problem of the environmental crisis is directly linked to authoritarianism and hierarchy. Bookchin says those are the real problems, and they’re expressed both socially and environmentally…Also racism, sexism, third world exploitation, mistreatment of other marginalized groups - they’re all phenomena on the same spectrum. By supposedly not recognizing the social roots of the environmental crisis, deep ecologists invite themselves to be accused of nature mysticism. Social ecologists say we need to change our social structure, and that the elimination of authoritarianism and hierarchy in human society will end the environmental crisis.THAT is what is being taught to our schoolchildren; ideology and religion dressed as science.What is the ultimate result of such a worldview, a vision of Man as animal and purely a product of physical laws? The natural Man cannot restrain his impulses, nay, he he has no free will but is instead a series of biological responses that have the illusion of free will. Without free will he is not culpable for his actions, which means that he is acting from a purely genetic basis, and whatever his desires they are largely unstoppable. This requires that the State restrain him, since he cannot restrain himself; therefore society must be strictly organized with a tight grip over every aspect of human life. Totalitarianism is a logical conclusion to freeing the natural man from social constraints, and we have seen it in action in every Marxist nation on Earth as well as the Fascist states. We see that in the drive toward Statism by the enlightened Liberals of the secularized West, as well. The nanny state may kill em with kindness, but cradle to grave care is just as repressive to human freedom. It employs the medical profession and social worker rather than the Brownshirt, but it is just as repressive.
In nature, Man is driven by his basic urges; food, water, shelter, sex. Also the desire for power over his enemies, bloodlust, revenge. It should not surprise us that we preside over a society in which these values are emerging, given the return of this pagan belief. Should we be surprised that pre-teens are sexting each-other? They have been taught that they are mere pieces of walking meat, and not particularly important ones at that. Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow you die! That is a natural consequence of the rising materialism. Ignorance, too; why bother to learn if there is no future? Schools aren`t really bothering to teach, either, since truly educated people will see through what is being promoted here. How about crime? School shootings haven`t come out of a vacuum, and they aren`t a result of the Second Amendment. They are happening now because aggrieved students have no eternal purpose, see no lasting consequences of their actions. They have been taught that they aren`t responsible for their actions, anyway, because they are merely byproducts of random mutations. If they are angry, why not? In fact, all of the Seven Deadly Sins-lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride-ultimately stem from our animal, naturalistic nature. Each has a certain survival benefit for an animal, and what Liberalism has sought to do is free this inner animal from the chains imposed by God and Society. To Liberals, freedom requires no constraints. The modern Environmental movement seeks to return Man to Nature but what that entails is eliminating rational control of the basic human passions, and that means barbarism on a scale not seen since the Neolithic. Only this time, we will have primitive Man with nuclear weapons, with war plagues, with all of the terrible tools Man has devised to kill other men. The Greens and the Liberal movement in general will rain destruction on us all if their religious views are allowed to come to fruition.So, the recently celebrated Earthday was really a pagan festival, an honoring of the Earth-goddess and a brainwashing of our children. It is antithetical to our Judeo-Christian heritage, and will ultimately lead to the collapse of our civilization if it is allowed to progress. It is a diseased belief system masquerading as a scientific movement. Also, it is winning.
Even though Anthropogenic Global Warming seems to be failing at the moment, our children are being converted into staunch supporters of this movement. Like the young generation in Wiemar Germany prior to the rise of the Nazis, this generation is absorbing the anti-Christian mystical worldview of those enemies of all mankind. (How about the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement?) It will be argued that I am demogoguing the radical fringe of Environmentalism. The radical fringe today becomes the mainstream tomorrow, and that was certainly true in Nazi Germany. School children are being taught that it is up to them to take action to save the world from total destruction. Such an existential threat requires the most desperate of efforts, does it not? As it says in Proverbs22: Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.We are raising up terrified children, training them to be materialists and pagans. I tremble to think what they will become.Dante Alighieri would know.Thank you for reading American Daily Review - news, politics and conservative commentary without compromise.
THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT IS OCCULT ENVIROMENTAL WORSHIP THAT CALL THEMSELVES GODS BUT THEIR NOTHING BUT SATANS PUPPETS AND DECIEVED.
Biblical Discernment Ministries
New Age Movement New Age or Old Occult?
The New Age Movement (NAM) is both a religious and a social movement. In fact, Western culture is currently experiencing a phenomenal, spiritual, ideological, and sociological shift. It is a religious world view that is alien and hostile to Christianity. It's a multi-focused, multi-faceted synthesis, in varying degrees, of the Far Eastern, mystical religions, mainly Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Western Occultism, adapted to and influenced by Western, materialistic culture. It sometimes appears in secularized forms. Prominent expressions of the NAM were carried on into more modern times in Europe and America by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), transcendentalists like Thoreau, Emerson, and Wordsworth (early 1800s), and Theosophy introduced by Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) (The New Age Rage, pp. 22-24). The decade of the sixties witnessed a revival of Eastern mysticism as traditional values were being challenged. Zen, Carlos Castañada, the Beatles, Transcendental Meditation, and yoga all became popular.The New Age Movement consists of an incredibly huge and well organized network consisting of thousands of groups, trusts, foundations, clubs, lodges, and religious groups whose goal and purpose is to prepare the world to enter the coming Age Of Aquarius.A small sampling of only a few of the organizations involved would include: Amnesty International, Zero Population Growth, California New Age Caucus, New World Alliance, World Goodwill, The Church Universal and Triumphant, The Theosophical Society, the Forum, Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose, the Club of Rome, Church Universal & Triumphant, Christian Science, and the Unity School of Christianity. This list, by no means all inclusive, demonstrates the diversity of organizations operating in economic, political, and religious spheres of influence.The New Age movement is not a unified, traditional cult system of beliefs and practices, even though its roots derive from Eastern religions and the occult. It has no official leader, headquarters, nor membership list, but instead is a network of groups working toward specific goals. One of its main goals is to bring to the forefront a one-world leader who is called The Christ or Maitreya. Nevertheless, it is estimated that there are millions of worldwide followers of various New Age practices and/or holders of one or more of the major beliefs of the New Age.
The NAM has gained significant influence, affecting almost every area of the culture -- sociology, psychology, medicine, the government, ecology, science, arts, education, the business community, the media, entertainment, sports, and even the church. The movement expresses itself in widely divergent and various mutated forms, from the blatantly obvious to the subtle. It is expressed in organized religious forms such as Christian Science, Unity, and even forms of Witchcraft. Yet, it shows up in secular forms as well, in various human potential seminars, and much in between, i.e., transcendental meditation, some alternative holistic health practices, and certain curriculum in public (and private) schools. The book Networking lists over 1,200 organizations, centers, cooperatives, groups, communities, and networks in fields ranging from health care and spiritual growth, through politics, economics, and ecology, to education, communications, personal growth, and intercultural relations. There is hardly any area of human interest that does not have some people somewhere exploring it from a New Age point of view. Due to the lack of a central organization and the diversity of emphasis adhered to by the various New Age groups, there are literally hundreds of publications. Some popular publications and journals are New Age Journal, Body Mind Spirit, Yoga Journal, Gnosis, East West, Noetic Sciences, and Omega.The major goal of the New Age Movement is to bring peace to the world upon entering the Age of Aquarius. This will be accomplished primarily through the leadership of the Christ (also known as Lord Maitreya), who will supposedly come to teach us to live at peace with each other. Some of the other stated goals of the movement are to establish a World Food Authority, World Water Authority, World Economic Order, and an entirely New World Order. It should be noted here that one of the requirements for a person to enter the New Age is that he or she will have to take what is known as a Luciferic Initiation, a kind of pledge of allegiance to the Christ of the New Age and to the New World Order. The primary goals of the movement then, are to prepare the world to receive the Christ and to enter the Age of Aquarius, thus establishing the New World Order.
The New Age Movement professes a broad-minded openness to all religions, but its basic underlying philosophy represents a carefully calculated undermining of Judeo-Christian beliefs with various combinations of gnosticism and occultism. [Gnosticism is an ancient world-view stating that Divine essence is the only true or highest reality, and that the unconscious Self of man is actually this essence. It is through intuitional discovery, visionary experience or initiation into secret doctrine (not the plenary revelation of propositional truth in the Bible), that man becomes conscious of this true Self (Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 10, 1968, p. 506; New Bible Dictionary, J.D. Douglas, ed., pp. 473-474).] It bears a remarkable resemblance to the apostate world religion that H.G. Wells claimed as his own and predicted would one day take over the world. It also fits the description of The Plan for establishing the new world government that is described in various psychic communications from alleged E.T.'s and ascended masters. There is one more connection: the New Age Movement fits the description of the Antichrist's religion -- a rejection of the Judeo-Christian God and the declaration that Self is God. (Source: The Seduction of Christianity.) Douglas R. Groothuis, author of Unmasking the New Age and Confronting the New Age, identifies six distinctives of New Age thinking: (1) all is one; (2) all is God; (3) humanity is God; (4) a change in consciousness; (5) all religions are one; and (6) cosmic evolutionary optimism. Norman Geisler details 14 primary "doctrines" of New Age religions: (1) an impersonal god (force); (2) an eternal universe; (3) an illusory nature of matter; (4) a cyclical nature of life; (5) the necessity of reincarnations; (6) the evolution of man into Godhood; (7) continuing revelations from beings beyond the world; (8) the identity of man with God; (9) the need for meditation (or other consciousness-changing techniques); (10) occult practices (astrology, mediums, etc.); (11) vegetarianism and holistic health; (12) pacifism (or anti-war activities); (13) one world (global) order; and (14) syncretism (unity of all religions). [HJB] The New Age also encompasses a wide array of notions: spiritualism, astrology, bioenergy, Chi energy, chakras, nirvana, Christ-consciousness, Native American Spirituality, Prajna, out-of-body/near-death experiences, reincarnation, and the occult disciplines, as well as unorthodox psychotherapeutic techniques and pseudoscientific applications of the healing powers of crystals and pyramids. Some commonly used New Age terms are: guided imagery, reincarnation; positive thinking; human potential; holistic; holographic; synergistic; unity; oneness; transformation; awakening; networking; communal sharing; one-world/globalism/new world order (i.e., one language, one government, one currency, one religion); cosmic consciousness; etc. (See New Age Dictionary below.)
It is important for Christians to recognize even the most disguised forms of the New Age Movement. Some New Age practices are: rebirthing; inner healing; biofeedback; yoga; I Ching; reflexology; black and white magic; fire-walking; trance-channeling; therapeutic touch; transpersonal psychology; witchcraft; parapsychology; Magick; Tai Chi; Shamanism; hypnotherapy; acupuncture/acupressure; TM; martial arts; Zen; Relaxation; Erhard Seminar Training (est); Silva Method (formerly Silva Mind Control); visualization; etc. Some prominent New Agers are: Alice Bailey, Alvin Toffler, Dr. Barbara Ray, Benjamin Creme, Levi Dowling, George Trevelyan, Fritjof Capra, Abraham Maslow, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ruth Montgomery, Shirley MacLaine, J.Z. Knight, Marilyn Ferguson, David Spangler, Jeremy Rifkin, Norman Cousins, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, John Denver, George Lucas, and Norman Lear. Many New Agers attach great importance to artifacts, relics, and sacred objects, all of which can be profitably offered for sale: Tibetan bells, exotic herbal teas, Viking runes, solar energizers, colored candles for chromotherapy, and a plethora of occult books, pamphlets, instructions, and tape recordings. Crystals are the favorite New Age object. These are not only thought to have mysterious healing powers, but are considered programmable, like a computer, if one just concentrates hard enough. Other New Age objects would include the rainbow; butterfly; pyramid; triangle; eye in triangle/pyramid; unicorn; Pegasus (winged-horse); swastika; yin-yang; goathead on pentagram; concentric circles; rays of light; crescent moon; etc. New Age music is a term applied to the works of various composers and musicians who strive to create soothing audio environments rather than follow song structures. Born of an interest in spirituality and healing in the late 1970s, it is often used as an aid in meditation. The defining features of New Age music are harmonic consonance, contemplative melodies, nonlinear song forms, and uplifting themes. New Age performers may use traditional ethnic, acoustic, electric, or electronic instruments, or even sounds from nature. New Age music is meditative, almost invariably instrumental style with roots in Oriental, jazz, and classical music; often derivative, New Age compositions can sound like minimalist music or like lush evocations of the natural environment. Prominent New Age musicians include electronic-music pioneer Brian Eno, multi-instrumentalist Kitaro; solo-piano artist George Winston, vocalist Liz Story; harpist Andreas Vollenweider, and electric violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.
Athletes are using guided imagery. Graduate schools of business are invoking Zen, yoga, and tarot cards in teaching courses on creativity in business (e.g., Stanford Graduate School of Business). Stock market gurus employ Fibonacci numbers and wave theory in their forecasting, both based upon astrology. Even some churches teach that the best way to get to know God is to visualize Christ, ignoring that visualization is a powerful occult device. (Visualizing an entity, even God or Christ, ultimately puts one in touch with a masquerading demon.) In summary, the term New Age is an informal term derived from astrology, which indicates that this earth, if not the cosmos, is on the verge of an evolutionary transition from the Piscean Age (rationality) to the Aquarian Age of spirituality, bliss, and harmony of all things. Even though it is undergoing a significant revival, the New Age is hardly new. In fact, it is very old. A better term would be the Old Occult.Keeping in mind that the myriads of New Age groups are quite eclectic, drawing from several religious traditions mentioned earlier, the following is a general description of the more prominent unifying themes of the NAM. i.e., the highlights of what New Agers believe concerning their source of authority, God, Christ, sin and salvation, good and evil, Satan, and future life:
1. Source of Authority. New Agers claim no external source of authority -- only an internal one (the god within). They believe the individual is the standard of truth, saying that truth as an objective reality simply does not exist" (Shirley MacLaine, It's All in the Playing) (cf. 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; Matt. 5:18). [HJB]
2. God. New Agers confuse the Creator with His creation and think that God is part of creation, not separate from it. They borrow from Eastern religions the belief in monism -- that all is One -- only one essence in the universe, everyone and everything being a part of that essence. Everything is a different form of that essence (energy, consciousness, power, love, force). But the belief in monism is really Hinduistic pantheism (all is God). New Agers view God as an impersonal life force, consciousness, or energy (M. Ferguson, Aquarian Conspiracy, p. 382; S. Gawain, Living In the Light, pp. 7-8) (e.g., the Star Wars Force), rather than a Person. They believe that every person and thing is intertwined with God (evolving spiritually to the state of the Christ being), and use Luke 17:21 (the kingdom of God is within you) to support this idea (despite the fact that within you in this passage means in your midst). They claim every human has a divine spark within him because of being part of the divine essence. The state of God is called by various terms among different New Age groups, i.e., God-consciousness, Universal Love, Self-Realization, the I AM, Higher Self, Brahman, Nirvana, etc. New Agers are obviously part of a religion of idolatry and self-worship. [HJB]
3. Jesus Christ. A major idea in New Age thinking is that of the Christ Consciousness.In other words, Christ is an office rather than an individual, such as Jesus, whom Christians know to be THE CHRIST. This idea of Christ Consciousness asserts that Jesus was not the only Christ, but that He equipped Himself to receive the Christ Consciousness (i.e., He was a great spiritual master who attained Christ Consciousness), as supposedly also did Buddha, Krishna, and Mohammed. [This is an old occult Gnostic teaching which stems from the ancient Babylonian mystery religions. New Agers also reinvent the historical Jesus by claiming that he spent 18 years in India (during His silent years) absorbing Hinduism and the teachings of Buddha.] New Agers believe that Jesus received the Christ Consciousness at His baptism, and that it left Him at His crucifixion.
4. Sin and Salvation. There is no place for the concept of sin in the New Age. There can be no sin because there is no transcendent God to rebel against. There are no rules or absolute moral imperatives. New Agers have a New Thought view of sin, which knows nothing of a representative man (Adam) by whose sin all men sinned. Nor does New Thought teach that there is any original sin, but that man's true essence is divine and perfect. Indeed, it finds nothing which is of the nature of sin. Instead, it speaks of troublesome desires which appear to be natural human impulses which direct men from consciousness to their identity with God, and, therefore, are troublesome but hardly sinful. Since New Agers believe that each person is god, thereby having endless potential for self-improvement, sin is denied as the Bible defines it (man being inherently sinful and utterly depraved -- Rom. 5:12). Sin is merely ignorance of one's inner divinity.Because sin does not exist, there is no need for repentance or forgiveness, and Jesus did not die for our sins. They think that any perceived lack that man might have is merely a lack of enlightenment, thereby eliminating the need of salvation or a Savior. [In fact, salvation is not even an issue for New Agers. The soul is part of the universe and never dies. It is reborn or reincarnated in different physical bodies in a succession of future lives. The good or bad karma earned in the present lifetime determines one's subsequent incarnation. Humans should seek to progress to higher states of consciousness and higher planes of existence. There are many different paths to the goal of spiritual perfection. No one path is the only correct path. The assumed cycle of reincarnation and karma presupposes a salvation by works, contrary to the principle of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8-9).]
5. Man's Destiny. The salvation of the world depends upon human beings. When enough people harmonize their positive energy and turn their thoughts to peace, the world will be cleansed or negative elements and New Age ideals will be realized in an era of spiritual enlightenment. Since man is intrinsically divine and perfect, his only real problem is ignorance of that fact. Man has a perception of finiteness which is, in reality, an illusion (Ken Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness, pp. 125-29). Salvation in the New Age is for man to become enlightened through experiential knowledge (gnosis). New Age groups offer various occultic techniques to enable individuals, and ultimately the world, to evolve into this oneness (unitive) consciousness (James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy: An Experimental Guide, pp. 243-60). These techniques may include altered states of consciousness (often transcendental meditation), yoga, crystals, channeling (spirit guides), psychics, past-life therapy, acupuncture, etc.
6. Good and Evil. Mimicking the Eastern religions, New Agers distort the distinction between good and evil. They believe that because all is One,ultimately there is neither good nor evil. They think that a person can transcend his consciousness and go beyond the bounds of moral distinctions, so that even murder sometimes becomes an acceptable way of serving one's gods (e.g., Charles Manson). [HJB]
7. Satan. The traditional view of Lucifer as the devil or Satan is clearly absent in New Age literature. Rather, he is described as a mighty being of light and the Ruler of Humanity,as Alice Bailey, foundational apostle and leading writer of the New Age Movement, puts it. As to the history and achievements of Lucifer, Benjamin Creme, a leading lecturer and proponent of the New Age, says, Lucifer came from the planet Venus 18.5 million years ago; he's the director of our planetary evolution, he is the sacrificial lamb, and the prodigal son. Lucifer made an incredible sacrifice, a supreme sacrifice for our planet.
8. Future Life (Reincarnation). New Agers believe in the ancient [Hindu] Eastern religious concept of reincarnation -- that through a long process of rebirths, man can eventually reach spiritual perfection (cf. Heb. 9:27). New Agers often place animal rights above human rights, because many New Agers believe animals are reincarnated souls. They also teach the Hindu principle of karma -- that what a person sows in this life, he will reap in the next life in his reincarnated state. This belief in reincarnation has led to believing in the power of spirit guides or channels -- those who allow spirits from another dimension to speak through their bodies. [HJB] These entities always seem to repeat the three-fold error: (1) There is no death, (2) man is god, (3) knowledge of self is salvation and power (Brooks Alexander, Spiritual Counterfeits Project). New Agers misrepresent church history, the doctrines of Christianity, and often twist Scripture to support the idea that original Christianity taught reincarnation. They wrongly argue that the early church suppressed the doctrine and censored its teaching (Kenneth Ring, Heading Toward Omega, p. 158).
Old Occult -- The New Age Movement is a modern revival of very ancient, divergent, religious traditions and practices. The actual original root is squarely centered in Genesis 3:1-5, and reverberates throughout the movement's continued historical expressions. In the original lie, Satan questions God's word, His authority and benevolent rule (v. 1), disputes that death results from disobedience (v. 4), and claims that through the acquisition of secret or Gnostic wisdom man can be enlightened and can be like God (v. 5).
Many of the occult practices and beliefs revived by the modern NAM were a part of very early pagan cultures. Many practices common to the NAM, such as witchcraft/sorcery, spiritism, divination, (clairvoyance; seeing the future), necromancy (consulting the dead), and astrology, are clearly and strongly condemned in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18: 9-17; Isaiah 47: 9-15). These and other occultic practices were spread through the ancient magic and mystery religions of the Chaldeans, Egyptians, and most notably, the Assyrian-Babylonian culture (Ancient Empires of the New Age, pp. 15-62). Noting the scope of its continuing presence, the Bible informs Christians of Babylon's eschatological implications. The lie of Genesis 3 is significantly developed in Babylon (Isaiah 47) and continues to its ultimate state of development, revealed as Satan's one-world system at the end of the age (Revelation 17-18).Three major world religions whose beliefs and practices are entwined with the NAM are Hinduism, a product of 5,000 years of development, Buddhism, circa 560 B.C., and Taoism, circa 500 B.C. (Eerdman's Handbook to the World's Religions, pp. 170, 221, 252). Another prominent occultic influence in Europe was Druidism, the religion of the Celts, which extended from 300 B.C. into the middle ages (Ibid., pp. 114-19). [Return to Text]
Reincarnation -- Christians should be able to demonstrate that the Bible does NOT teach reincarnation. When Jesus calls John the Baptist Elijah, He is clearly speaking metaphorically. Luke 1:17 demonstrates that John was filling the office of Elijah, fulfilling the prophecy of Malachi 4:5-6. In fact, Elijah was seen with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration in Matthew 17:1-3. The meaning of the resurrection is the opposite of reincarnation (Hebrews 9:27; 1 Cor. 15:12-28). Point out that if God is an impersonal force, then love and forgiveness are not possible. These are personal attributes as opposed to impersonal karmic law. Fundamentally, intercessory prayer is absolutely necessary. The battle for the souls of men is won through God's grace, intervening and drawing them to Himself.
Unless otherwise cited, five primary sources were used for this report: (1) Grolier's 1995 Multimedia Encyclopedia, (2) Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopedia, and (3) What They Believe, Harold J. Berry [HJB], BTTB:1990, pp. 117-138; (4) The New Age Movement, Craig Branch (Watchman Fellowship Profile, 1996); and (5) Examining & Exposing Cultic & Occultic Movements, Jack Sin, The New Age Movement,April 2000, pp. 51-62.
A Brief Dictionary of New Age Terminology
(Unless otherwise cited, adapted and/or excerpted from David L. Brown, Th.M. -- Investigative Researcher with Logos Communication; and from The Vocabulary of the New Agers,Sept/Oct 2001, The Perilous Times.)
The average Christian has little idea what the concepts and ideals of the New Age really are. Then when they encounter New Age vocabulary, confusion really sets in. New Agers often play semantic word games, using the same words Christians do, yet the definitions used bear no resemblance to the Christian definitions. This brief dictionary is designed to help you understand New Age terminology as they define their terms. -- David L. Brown
Age of Aquarius -- Astrologers believe that evolution goes through cycles corresponding to the signs of the zodiac, each lasting from 2,000 to 2,400 years. New Age advocates say we are now moving from the cycle associated with Pisces into the one associated with Aquarius. The Aquarian Age will supposedly be characterized by a heightened degree of spiritual or cosmic consciousness.
Agent -- A person sending a telepathic message.
Akashic Record -- Imperishable records of every person's every word, thought, or act [allegedly from outer space] inscribed in the earth or spirit realms, allegedly from outer space (known as ether).
Alpha -- The physical body.
Angstrom -- a ten-billionth of a meter.This is connected with wave lengths.
Animism -- The belief that inanimate things (such as plants) possess a soul or spirit. New Age advocates see animism as a way of rededicating the earth.
Anthroposophy -- An esoteric cult founded by German mystic Rudolf Steiner. The term literally means wisdom of man. It teaches that we possess the truth within ourselves. The system of thought is occultic and spiritistic.
Ascended Masters -- Refers to those who have supposedly reached the highest level of spiritual consciousness and have become guides of the spiritual evolution of mankind.
Ascension of Christ -- This is reinterpreted in a mystical way to refer to the rise of the Christ-consciousness in mankind. It describes the awareness that man is divine.
Astral -- The word is from star (as in ASTROnaut and ASTROnomy). Here, it refers to an after-death, out-of-the-body experience. In Humanism, demonism, Satanism, and Theosophy, the extended umbilical cord holds the astral and the physical together. The experience is an astral flight. Literally: STAR FLIGHT,known on TV as Star Trek.
Astral Body -- A spiritual body capable of projection from the physical body. The astral body survives death.
Astral Flight -- Soul travel occurring particularly during sleep or deep meditation.
Attunement -- A New Age counterpart to prayer. Also referred to as at-one-ment, the term relates primarily to the New Age idea that complete oneness with God can be experienced by human beings. One attains a hypnotic consciousness of an amoral, neuter state of being through meditation: Krishna consciousness, Nirvana, Prajna, Samadhi, etc. Various consciousness techniques are used to cause this oneness: meditation; guided imagery; yoga; hypnosis; chanting of a mantra; ecstatic dancing; channeling of spirit guides; New Age music; and positive thinking or Alpha Mind techniques.
Aura -- Radiated glow or halo surrounding living beings.
Automatic Writing -- Writing produced without conscious thought of a living person; written message given through a spirit guide with a pencil or typewriter.
Avatar -- A person who descends into human form from above as a manifestation of divinity and who reveals divine truth to people. Such a one has supposedly progressed beyond the need to be reincarnated in another body (i.e., there is no further bad karma to work off).
Bhagavad Gita -- Hindu sacred scripture.
Biofeedback -- A technique in which brain waves are monitored to bring normally unconscious, involuntary bodily functions under conscious, voluntary control. Biofeedback can lead to altered states of consciousness and mystical experiences.
Blood of Christ -- This is understood by some New Agers to refer to the life-energy of the Cosmic Christ. This blood supposedly flowed from the cross into the etheric (or spiritual) realms of the earth. From these realms, the Christ seeks to guide the spiritual evolution of mankind.
Bodhisattva -- A being who has supposedly earned the right to enter into Nirvana or into illumination, but instead voluntarily turns back from that state in order to aid humanity in attaining the same goal. The Christ is said to be a Bodhisattva.
Buddha -- The Enlightened One. An avatar or messenger.
Chakras -- The seven energy points on the body. Yoga is practiced through the Chakras; the crown Chakra is, naturally, on top of the skull.
Channeling -- A New Age form of mediumship or spiritism. The channeled yields control of his/her perceptual and cognitive capacities to a spiritual entity with the intent of receiving paranormal information.
Chela -- A Guru's pupil.
Chinook Learning Community -- A New Age educational community located in the Pacific Northwest. This group sponsors both long and short-term educational programs on personal and social transformation, New Age spirituality, and how to live with an ecological perspective.
Clairaudience -- Ability to hear mentally without using the ears.
Clairvoyance -- Ability to see mentally without using the eyes, beyond ordinary time and space limits; also called Second Sight.
Consciousness Revolution -- New Age advocates call for a consciousness revolution, a new way of looking at and experiencing life. The primary focus of the new consciousness is oneness with God, all mankind, the earth, and with the entire universe.
Control -- The Spirit that sends messages through a medium in trance.
Cosmic Christ -- In esoteric schools of thought, the Christ is considered to be a universal spirit or a cosmic force. The primary goal of this impersonal spirit or force is to guide the spiritual evolution of mankind.
Cosmic Consciousness -- A spiritual and mystical perception that all in the universe is one. To attain cosmic consciousness is to see the universe as God and God as the universe.
Cosmic Humanism -- In contrast to normative humanism that sees man as the measure of all things, cosmic humanism sees man as having virtually unlimited potential because of his inner divinity.
Crystals -- New Age advocates believe that crystals contain incredible healing and energizing powers. Crystals are often touted as being able to restore the how of energy in the human body.
Deja Vu -- A French expression, meaning to relive life over again after another incarnation. Transmigration of souls is also connected with this. The feeling of having already experienced an event or place that is being encountered for the very first time.
Discarnate -- The soul or personality of a living creature who has died.
Dowser -- A sensitive who uses a forked stick that points to hidden water, oil, buried money, lost articles, or people.
Earth Logos -- Some New Age advocates believe that the Earth Logos is a great spiritual being who is the ensouling life of planet earth. The earth is considered a physical manifestation (or body) of this spiritual intelligence. This pagan religion is called Animism.
Ectoplasm -- A white filmy substance pouring from a medium's bodily openings, supposedly denoting the presence of a disembodied spirit.
Esalen Institute -- A growth center that offers a wide variety of workshops for mind, body, and spirit. It is located in Big Sur, California.
Esoteric -- A word used to describe knowledge that is possessed or understood only by a few.
Esoteric Christianity -- A mystical form of professing Christianity that sees its core truth as identical to the core truth of every other religion (i.e., man is divine). This form of Christianity is at home with Aldous Huxley's perennial philosophy. (See: Perennial Philosophy.)
ESP -- Extrasensory perception encompassing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance.
ESP Cards -- A pack of twenty-five cards bearing five symbols, including stars, squares, circles, crosses, and waves.
Exoteric Christianity -- A form of Christianity identified with historic or orthodox Christianity that New Agers would describe as being devoid of all spiritual authenticity.
Fall of Man -- Refers to the fall of man's consciousness. A fallen consciousness is one that recognizes the existence of only the material realm. The Christ is believed to have redeemed man in the sense that He enabled man to perceive the spiritual world behind the material world.
Findhorn Community -- A legendary New Age community located in the North of Scotland. This group offers an ongoing educational program in the principles of New Age spirituality.
Gaia -- A Greek name for the goddess of the earth. It also refers to a scientific hypothesis formulated by James Lovelock whereby all living matter on the earth is believed to be a single living organism. In such a scheme, humanity is considered the nervous system of the living earth.
Globalism -- A modern-day term referring to the need for a transformation from the present nation-state divisions into a one-world community.
Gnosticism -- A tradition going back to the second century which holds that salvation comes through intuitive gnosis or knowledge of one's supposed divinity.
God -- A being who has many faces. He (it) is considered a radically immanent being who is often referred to as a universal consciousness,universal life, or universal energy. The New Age god is more or less an impersonal force that pervades the universe.
Graphology -- Character analysis and foretelling based on handwriting.
Great Invocation -- A New Age prayer that has been translated into over eighty languages. The purpose of this prayer is to invoke the presence of the Cosmic Christ on earth, thus leading to the oneness and brotherhood of all mankind.
Group Guru -- A slang New Age term referring to the idea that the Cosmic Christ is incarnate in all of humanity. All mankind is seen as a single guru.
Guru -- Teacher or master (sometimes Gura.). The opposite of Chela. The Guru is the Buddhist Master. The Chela is his pupil.
Harmonic Convergence -- The assembly of New Age meditators gathered at the same propitious astrological time in different locations to usher in peace on earth and one-world government.
Holism -- The theory that all reality is organically one. Everything in the universe is viewed as interrelated and interdependent. It is the basis of Hinduism and Buddhism, now taught in all colleges and universities in America that followed Einstein's theory of relativity. It is called Yin and Yang in Chinese and will be found on the national flag of Korea, as a symbol.
Holistic Health -- Holistic health sees the body as an inter-related organism. Its goal is to treat the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as opposed to merely treating a particular sickness.
Hologram -- A three-dimensional projection resulting from the interaction of laser beams. Scientists have discovered that the image of an entire hologram can be reproduced from any one of its many component parts. New Agers use this to illustrate the oneness of all reality.
Homeopathy -- A system of medicine rooted in occult ideas that was developed by Samuel Hahnemann. It claims to manipulate the vital force of the human body by transferring the power of homeopathic medicines that have been potentized by a process of dilutions and succession (vigorous shaking with impact).
Human Potential Movement -- A movement with roots in humanistic psychology that stresses man's essential goodness and unlimited potential.
I Ching -- A Chinese textbook, used in Red China, showing how to divine (a counterfeit way to tell the future) by throwing sticks into six-sided figures as in 666 (cf. Rev. 13).
Initiation -- This occult term is generally used in reference to the expansion or transformation of a person's consciousness. An initiate is one whose consciousness has been transformed so that he now perceives inner realities. There are varying degrees of initiation (i.e., first degree initiates,second-degree initiates, etc.).
Inner Self or Higher Self -- Refers to the inner divine nature possessed by human beings. All people are said to possess an inner self, though not all are aware of it.
Interdependence or Interconnectedness -- These words are used by New Agers to describe the oneness and essential unity of everything in the universe. All of reality is viewed as interdependent and interconnected.
Jesus -- An avatar who attained a high level of attunement to the Cosmic Christ. This enabled him to become a bodily vehicle for the Christ for a period of three years. (See: Avatar)
Kabala (Cabbala, Qaballah) -- Hebrew mystery lore based on mystical interpretation of the Bible; magical, occult practices stemming largely from the Middle Ages.
Karma -- Refers to the debt accumulated against a soul as a result of good or bad actions committed during one's life (or lives). If one accumulates good karma, he will supposedly be reincarnated in a desirable state. If one accumulates bad karma, he will be reincarnated in a less desirable state.
Kirlian -- The source of energy in people; it is supposed to be lying at the base of the spine, slightly lower than the navel; it lies coiled there, as a serpent (cf. Isa. 27:1; Rev. 12:1-6; Gen. 3:1).
Kirlian Photography -- A photographic process that measures living auras.
Kundalini -- The elemental energy of the human body which, like a serpent, rests coiled at the base of the spine.
Levitation -- Raising of objects or people off the ground without using physical energy.
Lucis Trust -- Originally incorporated as the Lucifer Publishing Company, the Lucis Trust oversees the Lucis Publishing Company, World Goodwill, and Arcane School. Lucis Trust owns all the copyrights of the Alice Bailey books.
Magic Circle Ring -- Drawn by occultists to protect them from the spirits and demons they call up by incantations and rituals.
Maitreya -- The name has its roots in a legendary Buddha figure. Some New Age advocates believe that the second coming of Christ occurred in 1977 in the person of Maitreya.
Mandala -- A design, usually concentric, that focuses attention to a single point.
Mantra -- A word or phrase that is to be chanted repetitively in an effort to empty the mind and attain cosmic consciousness (oneness with God and the universe).
Mass Incarnation -- An incarnation of the Christ in all of humanity. New Age advocates say that this incarnation is presently taking place on a planetary scale, and is not unlike the incarnation of the Cosmic Christ in the body of Jesus 2,000 years ago.
Medium -- A psychic or sensitive living person whose body is used as a vehicle for communicating with spirits.
Metaphysics -- The science of the supernatural, although the word used in Philosophy (1600-1900, along with Axiology and Epistemology) never meant that at all. Metaphysics was the study of Causality, Cosmology, the nature of the Universe, etc. Literally, it deals with the problem of What is real? In the New Age, where lunacy is the norm, it deals with Om,Rome, and Mahabone: three magic words used in Oriental religions, the Catholic religion, and in Masonry. (OM symbolizes Brahma.)
Monism -- A metaphysical theory that sees all of reality as a unified whole. Everything in the universe is seen as being made of the same stuff.
Network -- An informal, decentralized organization created by like-minded individuals who are interested in addressing specific problems and offering possible solutions. All of this takes place outside of conventional institutions.
New Age Movement -- A loose organization of people, many of them Yuppies, who believe the world has entered the Aquarian Age when peace on earth and one-world government will rule. They see themselves as advanced in consciousness, rejecting Judeo-Christian values and the Bible in favor of Oriental philosophies and religion. Among them may be found environmentalists, nuclear-freeze proponents, Marxist-socialist utopians, mind-control advocates, ESP cultists, spiritists, witchcraft practitioners, and others using magical rites.
Nirvana -- Liberation from earthly things; paradise.
Numerology -- The analysis of hidden or prophetic meanings of numbers.
Occultism -- Belief in supernatural forces and beings. Available only to the initiate; secret.
Om -- A word symbolizing Brahma, the Creator God.
One Worlders -- Those who advocate the abolition of nations, working to hand over power to a single-world government similar in structure to the present United Nations; off-shoots of the United World Federalists founded in the 1930s.
Ouiji Board -- Game board containing all the letters of the alphabet plus numbers from 0 to 9 and Yes/No. A sliding pointer (planchette) spells out words in answer to questions asked by players.
Out-of-Body Experience -- Leaving the physical body while at rest, asleep, near death, or temporarily dead.
Pantheism -- Doctrine that identifies God with the whole universe, every particle, tree, table, animal, and person being part of Him.
Paradigm Shift -- Refers to a shift in world views. The so-called new paradigm (new model or form) is pantheistic (all is God) and monistic (all is one). Practically, it means that toleration of sin becomes progress, while virtue, morality, and purity become defects. In addition, lunacy becomes normal behavior while common sense becomes a hindrance to change.
Paranormal -- Beyond or above normal human powers or senses.
Parapsychology -- Study of psychic phenomena using scientific methods.
Pendulum -- Heavy object on a string, used for dowsing or fortune telling.
Pentagram -- Five-pointed star used in magical ceremonies. While sometimes used by Satanists, it is not strictly a Satanic symbol. (Also, Satanists use the Pentagram only in its inverted orientation, while other occultists use it almost exclusively in the upright orientation.)
Percipient -- Person who receives telepathic messages.
Perennial Philosophy -- A term made popular by Aldous Huxley (coined by Liebniz) that sees all religious truth or experience as one and the same. This philosophy proposes that even though the externals of the various religions may differ, the essence or core truth is the same in each.
Plan, The -- A phrase that occurs often in the writings of Alice Bailey. It refers to specific preparations in the world for a New Age and a New Age Christ. These preparations are carried out by the Masters of the Hierarchy, a group of exalted beings who supposedly guide the spiritual evolution of people on earth. Though this teaching of the Plan does actually exist, the term has been sensationalized by some Christian writers. These writers have mistakenly hypothesized that New Agers are completely unified in a behind-the-scenes manipulation of world events in order to conquer the world for its true god, Lucifer.
Planetary Citizens -- A New Age activist group committed to engendering a planetary consciousness among both New Agers and the general public.
Planetization -- New Age advocates believe that the various threats facing the human race require a global solution. This solution is planetization. The word refers to the unifying of the world into a corporate brotherhood.
Poltergeist -- German word for a noisy, mischievous, destructive spirit (a demon).
Precognition -- Advance knowledge of future events.
PSI -- Term used in place of psychic or paraphysical; ESP.
Psychic Birth -- A quickening of spiritual or cosmic consciousness and power. This new consciousness is one that recognizes oneness with God and the universe. Psychic birth is an occult counterpart to the Christian new birth.
Psychic Energy -- Extrasensory energy that enables people to do miracles.
Psychic Healer -- A person who cures mental or physical illness from the cosmic energy emanating through the healer's hands.
Psychoanalysis -- Tracing mental and physical ills back to hurtful childhood experiences; based on Sigmund Freud's theories.
Psychometry -- Reading information from an object about events involving the person who owns it, usually by handling it.
Psychotechnologies -- Refers to the various approaches or systems aimed at deliberately altering one's consciousness.
Reincarnation -- Refers to the cyclical evolution of a person's soul as it repeatedly passes from one body to another at death. This process continues until the soul reaches a state of perfection.
Retrocognition -- Knowledge of past events learned paranormally.
Right Brain Learning -- The right hemisphere of the brain is believed to be the center of intuitive and creative thought (as opposed to the rational nature of the left hemisphere). New Agers have seized on this as a justification to bring right brain learning techniques into the classroom. These techniques include meditation, yoga, and guided imagery.
Rolfing -- Seeks to relieve energy blockages in the body by applying deep pressure or massage.
Séance -- A gathering of people seeking communication with deceased loved ones or famous historical figures through a medium.
Second Coming of Christ -- Understood by some as the coming of the Cosmic Christ in all of humanity, related to the New Age concept of the mass incarnation. The Second Coming is supposedly now occurring in the hearts and minds of people all over the earth. Others associate it specifically with the appearance of Maitreya as the avatar of the coming age.
Self-realization -- New Agers use this as a synonym for God-realization. It refers to a personal recognition of one's divinity.
Sensitive -- A person who frequently demonstrates extrasensory gifts such as clairvoyance, telepathy, or precognition.
Shaman -- A medicine man/woman or witchdoctor, who uses hypnotism, charms, drugs, chants (mantras), Chi energy, etc., to open his victims to demon possession and controlled responses.
Solar Logos -- Believed by some to be a mighty spiritual being who is the ensouling life of the solar system. The material solar system is simply a physical manifestation (or body) of this living intelligence.
Spirit Control -- A disembodied spirit who relays messages from dead people to the living through a trance medium.
Spirit Guide -- A spiritual entity who provides information of guidance, often through a medium or channeled. The spirit provides guidance only after the channeled relinquishes his perceptual and cognitive capacities into its control.
Spiritual Hierarchy of Masters -- New Age advocates believe these spiritual masters are highly evolved men who, having already perfected themselves, are now guiding the rest of humanity to this same end.
Spiritualist or Spiritist -- Person who believes in the ability to contact departed souls through a medium.
Subject -- Person used for experiments in ESP studies.
Sufism -- Persian mystical religion based on Islam.
Syncretism -- The attempt to combine or unify differing religious systems. New Age gurus often claim that all the world religions teach the same core truth: all people possess an inner divinity.
Synergy -- A principle which states that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Tantra -- A word invented to describe the Hindu and Buddhist scriptures (which are actually called Sutras and Vedas) which show people shortcuts to getting Prajna (enlightenment).
Taoism -- A Chinese religion and philosophy that sees the universe as engaged in ceaseless motion and activity. All is considered to be in continual flux. The universe is intrinsically dynamic. This continual cosmic process is called the Tao by the Chinese. (The process is described in terms of Yin and Yang -- see: Yin/Yang). Tao is that which is formless, yet the mother of all forms, and that which is timeless, yet prior to all manifestations, and that which does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone. The most outrageous Taoist doctrine for Bible believers would be Lao Tzu's adage Forget right and wrong, and it will be better for everyone.
Tarot Cards -- Deck of seventy-eight cards that supposedly reveal the secrets of man and the universe.
Telekinesis -- The ability to move physical objects by force of will or mental energy alone; also called psychokinesis.
Telepathy -- Communication between minds by extrasensory means.
Tetragram -- A magic diagram shaped as a four-pointed star.
Theosophy -- A school of thought founded by Helena P. Blavatsky. The term literally means divine wisdom. The goals of Theosophy are to (1) form a universal brotherhood; (2) do comparative study of world religions, science, and philosophy; and (3) investigate the psychic and spiritual powers latent in man. Theosophy is the forerunner of much New Age thought.
Therapeutic Touch -- A therapy in which the practitioner channels the universal life energy for the patient and then helps the patient to assimilate this energy.
Third Eye -- An imaginary eye in the forehead believed to be the center of psychic vision.
Trance -- A mental state resembling sleep during which the conscious mind rests while the spirit entity takes over the medium's body.
Trance Channeler -- The newest term for trance medium. (See: Medium.)
Transformation -- New Age advocates promote both personal and planetary transformation. Personal transformation involves the changes wrought in one's life by increasing Self-realization. As more and more people are personally transformed, the planet too will be transformed into a global brotherhood.
Trumpet Medium -- A psychic or sensitive who brings forth spirit voices through a trumpet at séances.
UFO -- Unidentified flying object; flying saucer.
Unity-in-Diversity Council -- A New Age meta-network of over 100 networks and groups rallying for global cooperation and interdependence.
Veda -- The most ancient of the Hindu scriptures.
Visualization -- Also known as guided imagery, visualization basically refers to mind over matter. It involves the attempt to bring about change in the material realm by the power of the mind.
Warlock -- A wizard or sorcerer; a male witch. (Some male witches claim that warlock does not refer to a male witch at all, but merely means oath-breaker.)
World Goodwill -- A New Age political lobby that aims to unfold The Plan as spelled out in the writings of Alice Bailey.
Yin/Yang -- Chinese names referring to the active and passive principles of the universe. Yin refers to the female or [inactive] negative force; Yang to the male or active force. These two polar forces continually interplay with each other. Briefly, it means that good and evil and right and wrong are actually the SAME; they simply appear as opposites. Get rid of all the Opposites (seen and unseen, hot and cold, up and down, back and forth, day and night, high and low, etc.), and you can attain perfection (Nirvana, Samadhi, Prajna, etc.).
Yoga -- A means of becoming united with the supreme being, or with the universal soul.
Yogi -- Someone who practices yoga.
Zodiac -- The band of twelve constellations along the plane of the ecliptic through which pass the sun, moon, and planets across the sky. Each constellation, or sign, is attributed symbolic significance and associations that affect various aspects of life on Earth.
Biblical Discernment Ministries.
SATAN BOOTED OUT OF HEAVEN
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, (SATAN) son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
22 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon,(SATAN) having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven,( 1/3 OF ANGELS FELL WITH SATAN AT THE FALL) and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman (MARY JESUS MOTHER) which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.(JESUS WAS JEWISH,THIS IS PERSECUSSION AGAINST ISRAEL).
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARY) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God (DEMONIC FALLIN ANGELS) came in unto the daughters of men,(INTERCOURSE WITH HUMAN WOMEN) and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
6 And the (DEMONIC FALLIN) angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,(HAD SEX WITH HUMANS) he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.(THATS OUR DAY NOW)(THESE GET LOOSED AT THE EUPHRATES TO KILL A THIRD PART OF MEN IN WW3).US - IRAQ WAR IS THE UNLOOSING OF THESE DEMONIC DEMONS I BELIEVE.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.(JESUS)
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
MARK OF THE BEAST
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM
1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
FALLIN DEMONIC ANGELS (GIANTS)
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
4 And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.
8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:
13 And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
15 And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.
16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Bethshean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.
17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only:
16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,
2 SAMUEL 21:15-22
15 Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.
16 And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.
17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.
18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant.
19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.
21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
1 CHRONICLES 20:4-8
4 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.
5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.
6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.
7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
ABADDON OR APOLLYON (DESTROYER)
This is the Name of the Chief Angel of Satan whose domain is the bottomless pit.
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.