“DARK AGENDA” A Conservative Jew Warns of Coming Persecution of Christians in America

I love David Horowitz.

Not just because he is a fellow Jew, but because he is a truth teller – a bold Conservative, a brilliant teller of truth.

He’s quite brave too, you know. Just as Blacks are expected to be Liberal Democrats, the same has always been for Jews. We are expected to go to synagogue, love our heritage and traditions and vote Democratic.  The “voting” part is of utmost importance.

I believe that Jesus has big plans for David Horowitz.  I am praying for his Salvation.

David Horowitz was invited to speak to students from UC Berkeley in 2017. It was decided that having the students hear this Conservative scholar’s words would be harmful to them.  The powers that be at UC Berkeley alerted him that they were cancelling his visit for the safety of their students.

Read about this on Frontpagemag.com    from April 2017

MY FREE SPEECH AT BERKELEY, NOT

How Universities like Berkeley aim to kill free speech.

A full-page ad is appearing in today’s Daily Californian, calling on students to “COME HEAR DAVID HOROWITZ SPEAK AT BERKELEY ON APRIL 12.” Following this, the ad says, “COME HEAR HIM, THAT IS, IF YOU CAN FIND HIM!” Well actually you can’t. That’s because the UC Berkeley Administration, which is determined to keep its students “safe” from conservative speakers like me, chose to place such onerous restrictions on the event that its hosts, Berkeley College Republicans, felt they had to cancel it.

Read the rest of the Frontpagemag.com article here

David Horowitz has now written a book which every Christian and every Conservative should read. It’s disturbing, so if you are looking for some light reading which will lift your mood; this is not the book for you.

If you are a blood bought, born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, this is a must read.

As always is the case with David Horowitz – his new book is TRUTH. And brethren, in these last days, Truth may shock you. But Jesus did warn us of persecution for those who love Him.

From Newsmax.com

Jewish Author: Christians Face Danger in America

A New York Times bestselling author is warning that Christians are in real danger of persecution — in America.

And this warning comes from a surprising source, a prominent secular Jew.

David Horowitz argues in his new book “Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America,” that secularists and leftists want to turn the nation into a godless, heathen society where religion has absolutely no role.   (emphasis mine)

Horowitz, who heads the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles, is used to taking controversial positions. He is the New York Times best-selling author of “Radical Son and Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America.”

“The war on Christianity is real, and it’s right on our doorstep,” Horowitz says.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax magazine, Horowitz details the perils facing our nation’s religious freedoms and the efforts by conservatives of all faiths to save them.

Newsmax: Many people think of the persecution of Christians as being limited to the Mideast, Far East, and Africa, far away from the United States. But that’s not true?

David Horowitz: No, it’s very bad in the U.S. This war against Christianity is a war of the left, which is the Democratic Party, because Christian values are incompatible with the social justice delusions of the left. Everything about Christianity — the sanctity of the individual, the individual soul, individual accountability and equality — all these things are anathema to the left. Efforts to keep religion out of daily life continue to grow, such as school prayers and public displays of faith.

But you argue that’s not what our founding fathers intended.

Horowitz: That’s right. The First Amendment prevents the government from prohibiting the free exercise of religion, but the left has attacked that clause. Jefferson acknowledged a wall of church-state separation, but all that meant was the state won’t make one religion like Anglicanism the official religion and persecute the other religions. The American Civil Liberties Union stood that reassurance on its head with “wall of separation between church and state” becoming a bumper-sticker slogan for leftists and secularists who want to silence religious people and marginalize their beliefs.

You describe yourself as an atheist Jew.​ Why would a Jewish skeptic write a book coming to the defense of Christians in America?

Horowitz: It was prompted by the murder in 1974 of a friend of mine, Betty Van Patter, a dedicated leftist and mother of three who was a bookkeeper at the New Left magazine Ramparts, which I edited. I had raised money to buy a Baptist church and turn it into a school for the Black Panthers; after Betty discovered the Panthers had doctored their books, she was raped, tortured, and beaten to death. I investigated and found the Panther Party was a criminal gang engaging in extortion, arson, drug trafficking, and murder. Still, their leaders received the support of the American left which defended the killers because they were the voices of the oppressed and champions of the progressive clause.

How does President Donald Trump fit into the fabric of American Christianity today?

Horowitz: He’s terrific for America. He’s a great patriot, and I think that’s what inspired the Evangelicals to support him. He wouldn’t have been elected without them.

What is your view of the Democratic Party?

Horowitz: It no longer respects equality. It’s a racist party. White people, males, and straight males are guilty before the fact, and people of color, women, and gays are innocent, even if the facts show they’re guilty.

Will the persecution of Christians be a big issue in the upcoming 2020 presidential election?

Horowitz: Oh, totally! It’s going to be a huge issue. Once either [Supreme Court Justices] Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Clarence Thomas retire, and Trump nominates this Catholic woman [believed to be U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett] there’s going to be a battle.

Do you believe Roe v. Wade will be overturned?

Horowitz: I hope so. This is a war. The left wants to kill babies outside the womb; they’re baby killers. Their slogan “pro-choice” is completely fraudulent, because they make choices. You have to choose to have sex, you have to choose who to have sex with, you have to choose whether to use contraception or not . . . or if something goes awry you have to choose not to use the morning-after pill, or to give birth to the baby and find it an adoptive mother, or kill it. It’s not about choice or reproductive freedom B.S.

You say the catalyst for writing the book was the intolerance of the left. Can you explain?

Horowitz: Before I began writing the book and was becoming acquainted with all of the issues, I thought the persecution of Christians was a somewhat parochial issue. I [began having] sympathy for this community because the left is being so intolerant . . . Now I see it as a central battle. The country is at stake. The left wants a one-party state, you can see that. How can you have a resistance to a duly elected president? It’s sedition. It’s treason, in the normal sense of the word, to obstruct a president. Everything that’s running the Democratic Party today is obstructionism. You can’t have a democracy if you don’t accept the legitimacy of an election. I mean, that is fundamental.

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Brethren, it’s not pleasant to think of the coming persecution of Christian Americans.  I have felt this for many years.  I’ve written about the globalists and their NWO plans.  They have clearly stated that a strong and free America stands in the way of the One World Government.

If you asked a globalist who they feel is holding America back from joining in with the EU and the UN – they would certainly say “The Evangelical Christians.” To the Left, we are public enemy number one.

David Horowitz, even being an unbelieving Jew, has nailed it in this book “Dark Agenda.”

I am praying for Mr. Horowitz that Jesus will open his eyes and this “truth teller” will finally know ALL of the Truth!!

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Midst of My Storm, Jesus Sent Me a Messenger

Today I had my pre-op appointment at my GP’s office.  The surgery is scheduled for April 2nd – Tuesday.  The procedure is a biopsy being done because of suspicious findings from a few weeks ago.

I wish that I could tell the reader that I’ve been so positive and brave, and that I’ve been leaning on my Jesus every step of the way.

The truth is that I’ve been a wreck.

If I say the “C” word, my husband gets upset with me and tells me NOT to confess that from my mouth.

So, then I feel ashamed that I don’t have the faith I should have. I ask the Lord to please forgive me and help me to look to Him alone during this trial.

Today’s Appointment

The usual nurse came to get me from the waiting room.  I like her so much. She is always smiling and bubbly.  She calls me sweetie.

She took my vitals and then had to get the ECG ready to test my heart.  The computer system was acting up, so it was taking longer than usual.  She asked me about my heart.  I told her about the various problems I have. But then I said to her “But I have a loving heart.”

The nurse said to me “Well that’s most important!”  I responded “It’s loving because Jesus lives there.”  She turned to me with a smile and told me that He lives in her heart too.

My eyes filled with tears and the nurse hurried over to me.  I told her that the surgeon suspected cancer.  She looked into my eyes and said “Cancer?  You do NOT have cancer!” Tears were rolling down my cheeks and this heaven-sent nurse took my hands and prayed the most powerful and beautiful prayer I’ve ever heard.

We then hugged.  I knew at that moment that this had been arranged by the Lord. It had to be.  I felt the presence of Jesus everywhere. And I saw Him shining from the beautiful face of this sister in Christ.  She told me that she was putting my name on a card by her computer and that she would pray for me every day.

After a long talk with my GP and lots of blood work, I was ready to go. My husband was waiting for me.

The “angel” nurse (I called her that) hurried over to me and she said “I’m going to call you, is that okay?”  I told her that I would love that. She smiled and hugged me again – right in front of the other nurses.

We were oblivious to those around us.  We knew that Jesus was there – where two or more are gathered – and that He was well pleased.

I don’t want the reader to think that I know the outcome to the upcoming biopsy. Many Christians get cancer and many have died from this insidious disease.

But, you know what?  Whatever happens will be God’s will. If no cancer, then I will give Him all the Glory!  If I do have it and eventually succumb to it and die, then I will see my glorious Savior and my dad whom I led to the Throne of Grace the very night of his death.  I will also see my dear sister in Christ, Joy.  I’ve been missing her every day since she went to heaven.

 “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better”  (Philippians 1:21-23).

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

 

The EU Just Destroyed Free Speech On the Internet: Will the U.S. Follow Suit?

I’m quite sure the reader remembers when Barack Hussein Obama gave the Internet away right before the end of his reign.  I’m not so sure that American citizens understood the implications of that heinous decision by Obama.

From washingtontimes.com    September 13, 2016

Obama gives away the internet and, with it, our liberty

In 1992, when Bill Clinton was running for president, if you asked the average American, “What is the Internet? What is the World Wide Web? And, what is Email?” most Americans would not have known.

It is hard to believe in less than a quarter century, the internet has transformed the world. It has created wealth for many. It has changed the way America does business. It has given birth to political movements and killed political careers. The Internet is without a doubt the greatest tool for advancing freedom since the invention of the printing press.

It is no great shock that President Obama does not like American control of the internet. The internet was an American invention and America shared it with the world. American values of freedom and liberty created the Internet and allowed it to flourish. Now, in one of his last acts, Obama wants to destroy the Internet.

No, this is not one of those crazy internet conspiracy theories.

Despite the explicit wishes of Congress, Mr. Obama wants to allow an international body to take control of the Internet.

The United States still controls something called the International Assigned Numbers Authority. IANA is responsible for the allocation of unique names and numbers that are used around the world in Internet protocols.

In short, it controls the allocation of domain names from Facebook.com to your church’s website. And Mr. Obama wants to give control of this to an International Organization.

What could possibly go wrong?  Read rest of article  here

For those who cannot watch this youtube in its entirety – go to the 7:29 minute mark and listen to the speaker (please excuse the curse word used at the end of the video):

Brethren, think about this: Think about the freedom we have on the internet. Yes, there are times when we feel like the Left would like nothing more than to silence us completely.  But we seem to prevail, but for how long?  When we speak truth, it is called Hate Speech.  And how long will it be before the powers that be are successful at shutting us down?

I seem to spend more time in Facebook’s “Jail” than I do out of it.  If I dare speak of Islam or Sharia law, I am caught by the thought police and once again thrown into the FB slammer.

I have seen the internet as a wonderful way to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every time I write a new article, I pray that something I have said, or when I have posted God’s Holy Word freely in the articles might reach a lost soul. 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:26-17).

From zerohedge.com

European Union Declares War On Internet Free Speech

  • Opponents counter that the initiative amounts to an assault on free speech in Europe. They say that the European Union’s definition of “hate speech” and “incitement to violence” is so vague that it could include virtually anything deemed politically incorrect by European authorities, including criticism of mass migration, Islam or even the EU itself.
  • Some Members of the European Parliament have characterized the EU’s code of online conduct — which requires “offensive” material to be removed from the Internet within 24 hours — as “Orwellian.”
  • “By deciding that ‘xenophobic’ comment in reaction to the crisis is also ‘racist,’ Facebook has made the view of the majority of the European people… into ‘racist’ views, and so is condemning the majority of Europeans as ‘racist.’” — Douglas Murray.
  • In January 2013, Facebook suspended the account of Khaled Abu Toameh after he wrote about corruption in the Palestinian Authority. The account was reopened 24 hours later, but with the two posts deleted and no explanation.

The European Union (EU), in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, has unveiled a “code of conduct” to combat the spread of “illegal hate speech” online in Europe.

Proponents of the initiative argue that in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, a crackdown on “hate speech” is necessary to counter jihadist propaganda online.

Opponents counter that the initiative amounts to an assault on free speech in Europe.They say that the EU’s definition of “hate speech” and “incitement to violence” is so vague that it could include virtually anything deemed politically incorrect by European authorities, including criticism of mass migration, Islam or even the European Union itself.

Some Members of the European Parliament have characterized the EU’s code of online conduct — which requires “offensive” material to be removed from the Internet within 24 hours, and replaced with “counter-narratives” — as “Orwellian.”

The “code of conduct” was announced on May 31 in a statement by the European Commission, the unelected administrative arm of the European Union. A summary of the initiative follows:

“By signing this code of conduct, the IT companies commit to continuing their efforts to tackle illegal hate speech online. This will include the continued development of internal procedures and staff training to guarantee that they review the majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and remove or disable access to such content, if necessary.

 

“The IT companies will also endeavor to strengthen their ongoing partnerships with civil society organisations who will help flag content that promotes incitement to violence and hateful conduct. The IT companies and the European Commission also aim to continue their work in identifying and promoting independent counter-narratives [emphasis added], new ideas and initiatives, and supporting educational programs that encourage critical thinking.”

Excerpts of the “code of conduct” include:

“The IT Companies share the European Commission’s and EU Member States’ commitment to tackle illegal hate speech online. Illegal hate speech, as defined by the Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law and national laws transposing it, means all conduct publicly inciting to violence or hatred directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin….

 

“The IT Companies support the European Commission and EU Member States in the effort to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally. The spread of illegal hate speech online not only negatively affects the groups or individuals that it targets, it also negatively impacts those who speak out for freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination in our open societies and has a chilling effect on the democratic discourse on online platforms.

 

“While the effective application of provisions criminalizing hate speech is dependent on a robust system of enforcement of criminal law sanctions against the individual perpetrators of hate speech, this work must be complemented with actions geared at ensuring that illegal hate speech online is expeditiously acted upon by online intermediaries and social media platforms, upon receipt of a valid notification, in an appropriate time-frame. To be considered valid in this respect, a notification should not be insufficiently precise or inadequately substantiated.

 

“The IT Companies, taking the lead on countering the spread of illegal hate speech online, have agreed with the European Commission on a code of conduct setting the following public commitments:

  • “The IT Companies to have in place clear and effective processes to review notifications regarding illegal hate speech on their services so they can remove or disable access to such content. The IT companies to have in place Rules or Community Guidelines clarifying that they prohibit the promotion of incitement to violence and hateful conduct.
  • “The IT Companies to review the majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and remove or disable access to such content, if necessary.
  • “The IT Companies and the European Commission, recognising the value of independent counter speech against hateful rhetoric and prejudice, aim to continue their work in identifying and promoting independent counter-narratives, new ideas and initiatives and supporting educational programs that encourage critical thinking.”

The agreement also requires Internet companies to establish a network of “trusted reporters” in all 28 EU member states to flag online content that “promotes incitement to violence and hateful conduct.”

The EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, V?ra Jourová, has defended the initiative:

“The recent terror attacks have reminded us of the urgent need to address illegal online hate speech. Social media is unfortunately one of the tools that terrorist groups use to radicalize young people and racists use to spread violence and hatred. This agreement is an important step forward to ensure that the internet remains a place of free and democratic expression, where European values and laws are respected. I welcome the commitment of worldwide IT companies to review the majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and remove or disable access to such content, if necessary.”

Others disagree. The National Secular Society (NSS) of the UK warned that the EU’s plans “rest on a vague definition of ‘hate speech’ and risk threatening online discussions which criticize religion.” It added:

“The agreement comes amid repeated accusations from ex-Muslims that social media organizations are censoring them online. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain has now begun collecting examples from its followers of Facebook censoring ‘atheist, secular and ex-Muslim content’ after false ‘mass reporting’ by ‘cyber Jihadists.’ They have asked their supporters to report details and evidence of any instances of pages and groups being ‘banned [or] suspended from Facebook for criticizing Islam and Islamism.'”

NSS communications officer Benjamin Jones said:

“Far from tackling online ‘cyber jihad,’ the agreement risks having the exact opposite effect and entrapping any critical discussion of religion under vague ‘hate speech’ rules. Poorly-trained Facebook or Twitter staff, perhaps with their own ideological bias, could easily see heated criticism of Islam and think it is ‘hate speech,’ particularly if pages or users are targeted and mass reported by Islamists.”

In an interview with Breitbart London, the CEO of Index on Censorship, Jodie Ginsburg, said:

“Hate speech laws are already too broad and ambiguous in much of Europe. This agreement fails to properly define what ‘illegal hate speech’ is and does not provide sufficient safeguards for freedom of expression.

 

It devolves power once again to unelected corporations to determine what amounts to hate speech and police it — a move that is guaranteed to stifle free speech in the mistaken belief this will make us all safer. It won’t. It will simply drive unpalatable ideas and opinions underground where they are harder to police — or to challenge.

 

“There have been precedents of content removal for unpopular or offensive viewpoints and this agreement risks amplifying the phenomenon of deleting controversial — yet legal — content via misuse or abuse of the notification processes.”

A coalition of free speech organizations, European Digital Rights and Access Now, announced their decision not to take part in future discussions with the European Commission, saying that “we do not have confidence in the ill-considered ‘code of conduct’ that was agreed.” A statement warned:

“In short, the ‘code of conduct’ downgrades the law to a second-class status, behind the ‘leading role’ of private companies that are being asked to arbitrarily implement their terms of service. This process, established outside an accountable democratic framework, exploits unclear liability rules for online companies. It also creates serious risks for freedom of expression, as legal — but controversial — content may well be deleted as a result of this voluntary and unaccountable take-down mechanism.

 

“This means that this ‘agreement’ between only a handful of companies and the European Commission is likely in breach of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (under which restrictions on fundamental rights should be provided for by law), and will, in practical terms, overturn case law of the European Court of Human Rights on the defense of legal speech.”

Janice Atkinson, an independent MEP for the South East England region, summed it up this way: “It’s Orwellian. Anyone who has read 1984 sees its very re-enactment live.”

Even before signing on to the EU’s code of conduct, social media sites have been cracking down on free speech, often at the behest of foreign governments.

In September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard on a live microphone confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on what he was doing to prevent criticism of her open-door immigration policies.

In January 2016, Facebook launched an “Online Civil Courage Initiative” aimed at Facebook users in Germany and geared toward “fighting hate speech and extremism on the Internet.”

Writing for Gatestone Institute, British commentator Douglas Murray noted that Facebook’s assault on “racist” speech “appears to include anything critical of the EU’s current catastrophic immigration policy.” He wrote:

“By deciding that ‘xenophobic’ comment in reaction to the crisis is also ‘racist,’ Facebook has made the view of the majority of the European people (who, it must be stressed, are opposed to Chancellor Merkel’s policies) into ‘racist’ views, and so is condemning the majority of Europeans as ‘racist.’ This is a policy that will do its part in pushing Europe into a disastrous future.

Facebook has also set its sights on Gatestone Institute affiliated writers. In January 2013, Facebook suspended the account of Khaled Abu Toameh after he wrote about corruption in the Palestinian Authority. The account was reopened 24 hours later, but with the two posts deleted and no explanation. Abu Toameh wrote:

“It’s still a matter of censorship. They decide what’s acceptable. Now we have to be careful about what we post and what we share. Does this mean we can’t criticize Arab governments anymore?”

In June 2016, Facebook suspended the account of Ingrid Carlqvist, Gatestone’s Swedish expert, after she posted a Gatestone video to her Facebook feed — called “Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic.” In an editorial, Gatestone wrote:

“After enormous grassroots pressure from Gatestone’s readers, the Swedish media started reporting on Facebook’s heavy-handed censorship. It backfired, and Facebook went into damage-control mode. They put Ingrid’s account back up — without any explanation or apology. Ironically, their censorship only gave Ingrid’s video more attention.

 

“Facebook and the EU have backed down — for now. But they’re deadly serious about stopping ideas they don’t like. They’ll be back.”  Source

Christchurch, New Zealand

After the recent terrorist attack against Muslims in New Zealand, it seems that the Left, who are known to be opportunists (“Never let a good crisis go to waste”), have used that horrible slaughter to indict the entire western world of Hate and Islamophobia.  We’re ALL to blame for that mad man murdering 50 people!  We’re ALL haters and we made that man gun down those Muslims!

Of course, I’m being facetious.

Do you remember soon after 9/11 that the Left were SO protective of Muslims? Forget about the thousands of Americans slaughtered on that fateful day. Forget about the grieving families.   It was the Muslims who needed protection, right?

All of these events are converging and they all have a common goal: Christianity is on trial globally.  We are intolerant and hateful; and I even read yesterday that Christianity is now being called a violent religion.

Brethren, we can see clearly where this is heading.  But do not ever forget that God knows all things before they happen.  He knows the beginning to the end. And He has told His own what will happen and that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

We also know who wins at the end.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

The New Age MESS Called the “Message”

I wrote this article over two years ago. Today I felt in my spirit that I needed to bring this out once again.  The New Age movement is spreading like never before. It is even accepted in many so-called Evangelical churches. Contemplative prayer, Christian Yoga, Grave Soaking……..brethren, it just never ends what people will believe and accept as from God. These people have no discernment and cannot tell the difference between God’s Holy Word and the “whispers” of the devil.

The Holy Word of God has been nudged away, and in its place has come the devil’s lies.  Many Christian parents know all too well that this is happening to and has happened to their children.

In the past few years, I have written on the Mysticism of Kabbalah. The following article speaks much about Mysticism in New Age teaching, and unfortunately now from pulpits in our churches as well.  Time is short, brethren.

Original Article from 2017:

I have looked at The Message a few times in past years, and I saw it as a blatant perversion of God’s Holy Word. I just thought that someone tried to make the Bible “hip” or more relevant for our times. But now I am seeing clearly that this unholy mess is completely New Age. I will show the readers of this article why I know that The Message is New Age.

The Message has sold over 10 million copies!! The list of prominent people in the Christian world who endorse this evil work is beyond belief. The list of names will shock you. On the other hand, the endorsement by Rick Warren was expected. Not only does he lack discernment, but he is waging war on Christianity with his devilish “Chrislam.”

First, let’s start with the author of this mystical mess. His name is Eugene Peterson. He was the pastor of a Presbyterian Church USA for 29 years. He was Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia until he retired in 2006.

From gotquestions.org

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY?

“Spiritual theology is a branch of theology that emphasizes living “in the spirit” instead of “in the flesh.” In other words, it is concerned with how a person grows and develops spiritually. The term spiritual theology is most often used in Catholic circles, where it involves the exploration of the works an individual must perform in order to advance to “perfection” in the Christian life. Spiritual theology is seen by Catholic theologians as the uniting of the theologies of aestheticism and mysticism.” source

From en.wikipedia.com

Here are the titles of some of Mr. Peterson’s works:

Traveling Light: Modern Meditations on St. Paul’s Letter of Freedom(Helmers & Howard Publishing, 1988)

Wisdom of Each Other: A Conversation Between Spiritual Friends (Zondervan, 2001)

The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1980) source

Mr. Peterson has written many other books, but the titles of those listed here are quite telling. I will show you that Eugene Peterson is a New Age teacher, and that his purpose in writing The Message was to draw unsuspecting Christians into New Age practices.

From watch.pairsite.com

SATAN’S PLAN

Let us look first at the agenda of Occultists for Bible believing Christians:

1. Christianity must embrace Mysticism

2. Doctrines about the Bible rejected

3. Bible to be interpreted and taught allegorically – not literally

4. Christian doctrine to be changed

5. New Bibles will contain new gospel and new message

6. Mysticism to be taught in Christian and Jewish seminaries

7. Mysticism to be made accessible to the average person

8. Those teaching mysticism to the church will deny it

9. New Age mysticism to be promoted by the church and masonry

10. Mysticism will become the Universal religion through the Ecumenical movement

11.World Bible to be based on Mysticism

So, those are Satan’s plans for the world. In an earlier article I wrote on the Lucis Trust, I exposed the U.N. for their plans to bring “Enlightenment” to the entire world through New Age teachings. We can see clearly that Satan is scheming on every level of our lives. The ONLY thing that will keep us safe is the Word of the Living God – and reading it daily!

“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.” (1Timothy 4:1) – source

DOCTRINES OF DEVILS IN THE MESSAGE

From  av1611.org     (A most excellent website)

We have established that Eugene Peterson is New Age. Now, I will show you that The Message is really a message from the evil one. Let’s first look at terminologies used in the KJB Vs The Message:

“LORD”

7970 times in the KJB. The Message has Lord 71 times.

“LORD JESUS CHRIST”

118 times in the KJV New Testament, and 0 (Zero) times in The Message.

“Let us clarify something . . . the total amputation of the “Lord Jesus” is no accident. It is not an issue of translation or Greek manuscripts. It is not a matter of updating archaic words or making it easier to understand. It was a deliberate and intentional doctrinal decision to remove the “Lord Jesus.”

Please note that Judas never called Jesus “Lord.” He always called Him Master. Judas denied the Lordship of Jesus — always calling Him “Master.”

“MASTER JESUS” IN THE MESSAGE

“The Mess calls Jesus “Master” over 400 times and the unique New Age phrase “Master Jesus” appears 76 times! The only other Bible I found “Master Jesus” in was the New Age Bible titled The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ!

The following examples (among many) of the “Master Jesus” in The Mess loudly echo the Judas-inspired, New Age doctrine of the “Master Jesus.”

As the rocks rained down, Stephen prayed, “Master Jesus, take my life.” Acts 7:59

Then some of the men from Cyprus and Cyrene who had come to Antioch started talking to Greeks, giving them the Message of the Master Jesus. Acts 11:20

And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive. 2 Corinthians 4:14

He who testifies to all these things says it again: “I’m on my way! I’ll be there soon!” Yes! Come, Master Jesus! The grace of the Master Jesus be with all of you. Oh, Yes! Revelation 22:20-21source

“MASTER GOD” IN THE MESSAGE

“Not content with propagating the NAM “Master Jesus,” The Mess continues its “master” plan. The “Lord God” occurs 546 times in the King James Bible. The “Lord God” briefly appears 9 times in the Mess. The Mess replaces the “Lord God” with “Master God.” I could not find the “Master God” in any other Bible version.

Again, notice the new age, mystic tone of the “Master God” in the Mess.

Abram said, “Master GOD, how am I to know this, that it will all be mine?” Genesis 15:8

King David went in, took his place before GOD, and prayed: “Who am I, my Master GOD, and what is my family, that you have brought me to this place in life? 2 Samuel 7:18”

He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Master GOD, only you know that.”

Ezekiel 37:3

THE “DIVINE GUARDIANS” IN THE MESSAGE

“The NAM identifies their “Masters” as “divine guardians” and “custodians of the Divine Plan.” The New-Age Tara Center describes the “Masters” as “custodians” of the Divine Plane:

The Masters, together forming the Spiritual Hierarchy, are the custodians of the Divine Plan for this planet. (Basics of Ageless Wisdom, Tara Center, p. 3).

In Deuteronomy 32:8, the Mess also references these “divine guardians” who “care for the Earth.” This is not Biblical Christianity. And this is not in the Hebrew text! Notice the complete change from the King James Bible.

When the High God gave the nations their stake, gave them their place on Earth, He put each of the peoples within boundaries under the care of divine guardians. Deuteronomy 32:8

When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:8, KJB”

THE “ONE” IN THE MESSAGE

“The New Age Movement revolves around the “One.” Riplinger writes in New Age Versions: “Virtually all exposes on the New Age Movement observe ‘the One’ is this movement’s object of worship.” (Riplinger, G.A. New Age Versions, p. 85)

New Age guru H.P. Blavatsky teaches the NAM begins with “the One”:

“The esoteric theogony begins with the One. . . ” (Blavatsky, H.P. The Secret Doctrine. Vol. 1, Page 94)

“The Secret Doctrine carries this idea into the region of metaphysics and postulates a ‘One Form of Existence’ as the basis and source of all things.” (Blavatsky, H.P. The Secret Doctrine. Vol. 1, Page 46)

In the following quote Blavatsky states Jehovah and the Serpent [Satan] that tempted Eve both are the “One”.

It is curious that Jehovah’s name in Hebrew should also be One,. . . Jehovah — esoterically (as Elohim) — is also the Serpent or Dragon that tempted Eve. . .(Blavatsky, H.P. The Secret Doctrine. Vol. 1, Page 73)

The One theology stems from pantheism. The word Pantheism derives from the Greek words pan meaning “all” and theos meaning “god.” Pantheism teaches God is All and All is God or “One”. It rejects a personal, loving God, instead defining God as “Presence” or “One.” Infoplease defines “pantheism” as “a denial of God’s personality and expresses a tendency to identify God and nature.” The god Pan appears as a cloven-foot, half-man, half-goat satyr playing the hypnotic “pan pipes.” (Ezek. 28:13) Occultist Albert Pike describes Satan as “. . . the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan. . .” (Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 102) The Satanic Bible (p. 144) also includes Pan in its list of Infernal Names of Satan. Hence, a pan-theist follows Satan.

During a NAM meeting in Boulder, New Age leader Jose Arguelles told his listeners to, “. . . invite “PAN” in, accepting him as the leader and guide for their lives. . . that ‘right now Mother Earth is bringing Pan back to save us and lead us into the New Age. We can help by surrendering to him. . .” (www.raidersnewsupdate.com/gaia.htm)

Make no mistake — Pan is the “One” of the New Age religion.

The New Testament of the King James Bible never refers to God or the Lord Jesus as the impersonal One. Several times Jesus Christ is called the Holy One and the Just One, but never an impersonal, mystic One. The Mess changes the personal pronouns such as he and him (that reference Jesus and God) and personal nouns such as the Father, with the impersonal pantheistic “One” over 102 times in the New Testament! The following verses from The Mess loudly resonant the New Age “One” mantra.

No one has seen the Father except the One who has his Being alongside the Father–and you can see me. John 6:46

As John was finishing up his work, he said, ‘Did you think I was the One? No, I’m not the One. But the One you’ve been waiting for all these years is just around the corner, about to appear. And I’m about to disappear.’ Act 13:25

Since the One who saves and those who are saved have a common origin, Jesus doesn’t hesitate to treat them as family, Hebrews 2:11”

Every time the Animals gave glory and honor and thanks to the One Seated on the Throne–the age-after-age Living One—Revelation 4:9

“ONENESS” IN THE MESSAGE

Building upon the “One” concept, a distinct code-word among the mystic New Agers is “oneness.”

“The root idea of the New Age is oneness, unity and wholeness—the One for all.”

(Groothuis, Douglas R. Unmasking the New Age, Illinois: InterVarsity Press 1986, p. 115)

“This oneness of life is the crux of the New Age movement.”

(Yungen, Ray. A Time of Departing, Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Silverton, 2002 p. 130)

“Oneness” is an unusual and bizarre word, not appearing in most dictionaries. Only New Agers recognize the “oneness” teaching. Following the mystic New Age “Oneness” script, The Mess says in Ephesians 4:6, “Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness”. The word “permeate” means “spread throughout” or “to penetrate”. According to The Mess, “Everything you are and think and do is spread throughout with Oneness.” Make no mistake about it — this is heavy-duty New Age doctrine.

The New Age guidebook Metaphysical Primer: A Guide to Understanding Metaphysics gives nearly the exact same principle of the New Age Movement, “Everything is one with everything else. All that is on Earth is an expression of the One Deity and is permeated with Its energies.” (Yungen, Ray. A Time of Departing, p. 52)

The Mess doesn’t stop there. It continues to spread the New Age “Oneness.”

I in them and you in me. Then they’ll be mature in this oneness. . . John 17:23

Because there is one loaf, our many-ness becomes one-ness. . .1 Corinthians 10:17

Another “oneness” term the New Age Religion exercises is “interdependence.”

Constance Cumbey writes in The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, “Another key teaching of this movement is that all things are ‘interconnected’ or ‘interdependent’”. (Cumbey, Constance, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 67)

Cult author Dr. Walter Martin, identifies “interdependence” as a New Age “buzz-word” used to “describe the oneness”.

Interdependence/Interconnectedness – These words are used by New Agers to describe the oneness and essential unity of everything in the universe. (Martin, Walter, The New Age Cult, p. 129)

Like a hypnotized cobra being charmed by the sweet sound of the piper, The Mess serenely dances to the New Age Piper (Ezek. 28:13) while singing the song of interdependence.

Everyone I meet–it matters little whether they’re mannered or rude, smart or simple–deepens my sense of interdependence and obligation. Romans 1:14

“THE PRESENCE” IN THE MESSAGE

Another key New Age teaching surrounds “the Presence.” The NAM “Presence” forms a mystic, impersonal pantheist “presence” of God. The following quotes reveal the importance of the “Presence” in the New Age agenda.

Occultism sums up the ‘One Existence’ thus: ‘Deity is an arcane, living (or moving) fire, and the eternal witnesses to this unseen Presence. . .” (Blavatsy, H.P. The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1, Page 2)

The Christ Self, then, has communication with the Father who in both Principle and Person is the Presence of God, the I AM THAT I AM, or the I AM Presence. (Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mysteries of the Holy Grail, p. 217)

Alice Bailey reveals the “Presence” strikes a blow at the Biblical “transcendent” God or a God that exists apart from nature and man.

This inevitably brings in the concept of the Presence, or of God Immanent and is the result of the needed revolt against the one-sidedness of the belief in God Transcendent.” (Bailey, Alice, The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p. 355)

The Mess refers to God at least 34 times as the NAM “Presence.” Teaching the God of the Bible as a mystic Presence constitutes blatant blasphemy. This can only be defined within a New Age viewpoint. In sharp contrast, remember, the Mess NEVER directly refers to Jesus as Lord. The following verses (of many) echo the NAM mystic “Presence” of the Mess:

No one has ever gone up into the presence of God except the One who came down from that Presence, the Son of Man. John 3:13

I saw a Great White Throne and the One Enthroned. Nothing could stand before or against the Presence, nothing in Heaven, nothing on earth. Revelation 20:11

The Mess calls the sacred “shewbread” as the mystic “Bread of the Presence” eight times [Ex. 25:30, 35:13, 39:36, 1 Sam. 21:6, 1 Kings 7:48, 2 Chron. 4:19, 29:18].

Always keep fresh Bread of the Presence on the Table before me. Exodus 25:30

“THE ENERGY” IN THE MESSAGE

Energy activates the spiritual “force” of the New Age religion. Prayers, meditations, invocations, and rituals all create energies.

The Mess explicitly promotes the NAM mystical “energy.” Energy appears 40 times in The Mess. Note: Energy only appears one time in some of the other per-versions. The Mess leaves no doubt concerning its faith in the New Age “energy” force.

In Matthew 5:44 and Luke 6:28, the Mess changes “pray” to “the energies of prayer.” Apparently, God no longer answers our prayers, instead, the prayer itself, generates “the energy.” The Bible definition of prayer means “to ask.” (Matthew 21:22)

When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person. Luke 6:28

Mark 5:30 and Luke 16:19 no longer reads “virtue” leaving the Lord Jesus, but “energy discharging” or “surging” from him.

At the same moment, Jesus felt energy discharging from him. He turned around to the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” Mark 5:30

The following are a few more (of many) undeniable NAM “energy” doctrine in the Mess:

All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, Ephesians 1:20

That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure. Philippians 2:13

“THE LIGHT” IN THE MESSAGE

A casual study of the New Age religion quickly exposes their light-god. A best selling New Age book of the 90’s was Embraced by the Light by Betty Eadie. Light is the cornerstone of NAM.

The popular new age prayer called The Great Invocation by Alice Bailey, (originally published by Lucifer Publishing), begins with the words, “From the point of Light within the Mind of God Let Light stream forth into the minds of men. Let Light descend on Earth.” And it ends with “Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.”

This Light will irradiate (in a fashion unknown before) not only the Father’s House, which is the source of all our planetary light. . This light will now flood the world of men, bringing illumination to men’s minds and light into the dark places of human living It is light and – above all else . . .” (Bailey, Alice. The Reappearance of the Christ, p. 58)

To this light the mystics testify, and it is this light into which they enter, and which enters into them, revealing the light which is latent and drawing it forth to potency. “In Thy light shall we see light.” This is the outstanding fact of scientific mysticism. God is light. . . (Bailey, Alice. From Bethlehem to Calvary, p. 153)

The Mess is flooded with the mystic NAM “light.” The Mess adds “light” when light is not in the text. It magically transforms simple “light” into NAM “God-light” or “Life-light.” The following verses from The Mess compared with the KJB clearly reveal the NAM “light” agenda.

“LIGHT BEARERS” IN THE MESSAGE

Lucifer literally means “light bearer.” And New Agers, who recognize Lucifer as their god, proudly wear the title “light-bearer.”

“. . . the one in whom the light shines becomes a light-bearer in a dark world.”(Bailey, Alice. The Rays and The Initiations, p. 49)

These words carry meaning to all true disciples and present them with an analogous goal which they define to themselves as that of finding the light, appropriating the light, and themselves becoming light-bearers.

(Bailey, Alice. The Rays and The Initiations, p. 143)

The Mystic Mess also claims the Luciferian New Age banner, “light-bearer.”

If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?. . . Matthew 5:15

Another well-known NAM term is “light-seeds.” And again (and again. . .), The Mess preaches NAM agenda.

Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God’s people. . . Psalm 97:11

THE REST OF THE MESS (SEE SOURCE FOR ELABORATION)

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CONCLUSION

Brethren, If you are not yet convinced that The Message is grounded in New Age teachings, then if I were you, I’d ask the Lord to open my eyes and give me discernment.

As a matter of fact, if you are not convinced, I do think that you should examine yourselves to make sure that you are in the faith.

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”(2 Corinthians 13:5)

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Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!