. . .upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

Organized Religion and the Great Apostasy

Organized Religion

The New Age Ark of Oneness?


Writer: Tamara Hartzell | inthenameofpurpose@sbcglobal.net | February 2008 | www.crossroad.to/Excerpts/books/in-name-of-purpose/led-away/1-led-away.htm

"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." Matthew 24:4-5

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

"Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." Jude 1:3-4

"For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears." Acts 20:29-31

"Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness." 2 Peter 3:17

"His [Christ’s] coming is largely dependent, as we shall later see, upon the establishing of right human relations. This the church has hindered down the centuries, and has not helped because of its fanatical zeal to make ‘Christians’ of all peoples and not followers of the Christ. It has emphasized theological doctrine, and not love and loving understanding as Christ exemplified it." [1]

"The functioning of the Law of Loving Understanding … will eventuate later in the development of a worldwide international spirit, in the recognition of one universal faith in God and in humanity also as the major expression of divinity upon the planet." [2]

"It is here that the Church, as usually understood, meets its major challenge. Is it spiritual enough to let go of theology and become truly human? Is it interested enough to widen its horizon and recognize as truly Christian all who demonstrate the Christ spirit, whether they be Hindu, Mohammedan, or Buddhist, whether they are labeled by any name other than that of orthodox Christian?" [3]

"Everyone fanatically clinging to an idea isolating him from the universal axiom –"There is no Religion higher than Truth"–will find himself separated like a rotten plank from the new ark called Humanity." [4]

Preface

There is a new world emerging that will affect all kindreds, tongues, and nations. This new world stands against the truth, against the Lord Jesus Christ, and against God. Its rise is coming about in the power and authority and deception of the god of this world (angel of light), who will easily lure the spiritually-prepared masses into worshipping him and his Coming One. In fact, the advancing ways and teachings of this new world and its Emerging One Church are already being planted firmly in the faith and behavior of people today. So successful is this advance that even people in today’s Christianity are already being deceived into worshipping the counterfeit "God" and the counterfeit "Christ" of this new world.

Sadly, this isn’t as difficult of a task as you might think. A long process of incrementally replacing the Christian faith with relativism in today’s Christianity is merely coming to the end. In today’s pursuit of world-pleasing cultural correctness and interfaith unity, this process has picked up tremendous speed, which, in turn, is greatly facilitating the rise of the new world. The only defense against the wiles of the devil and his fallen spirit realm is the armor of God, which is the Christian faith, which is being replaced with the relativism of the new world. It is a strengthening spiral of deception.

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints." Ephesians 6:10-18

People in Christianity today are falling for the wiles of the devil, including his counterfeit "God" and counterfeit "Christ," because they are neglecting, disregarding, avoiding, rejecting, rebuffing, or outright casting aside and discarding the armor of God. Desiring the new world themselves, they are laying down the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and waving the white flag of surrender to the advancing interfaith forces of Oneness.

Those who surrender are being spiritually prepared to board the nearly-completed Ark of Oneness that is to take humanity into the new world. This spiritual Ark is being built as a vessel of "peace" and "safety" for all who choose to belong to this new world. Those who are making this choice are replacing God’s "outdated" and "irrelevant" armor with stylish culturally-correct clothes hand tailored by the god of this world to be far more comfortable and pleasurable to wear on their spiritual journey to his new world.

Instead of "stand[ing] against the wiles of the devil," people are standing against the truth of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Without the full armor of God, people in today’s Christianity have become so defenseless against our spiritual enemy that the devil is easily beguiling them into believing that his wiles are the works of God, that his relativism is the truth of God, that his New Gospel is the true Gospel, that his New Spirituality is "authentic faith," that his counterfeit "God" is the true God, and that his counterfeit "Christ" is the true Christ.

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Endnotes:

[1]Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, The Reappearance of the Christ, Chapter I - The Doctrine of the Avatars, (Caux, Switzerland: Netnews Association and /or its suppliers, 2002), networks.org.

[2]Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, The Destiny of Nations, The Nations and the Rays, (Caux, Switzerland: Netnews Association and /or its suppliers, 2002), networks.org.

[3]Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, From Bethlehem to Calvary, Chapter Seven -- Our immediate Goal, (Caux, Switzerland: Netnews Association and /or its suppliers, 2002), networks.org.

[4]Helena P. Blavatsky, "The New Cycle," La Revue Theosophique Magazine, March 21, 1889. blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/NewCycle.htm.