By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
The rise of indigenous peoples' paganism within the New Age religion and globalization mission is elevating its promoters into the forefront of the movement that is countering the American Christian imperialist system - where there is the continuing promotion of the mentality and behavior of the 15th century, Christian empire-building, subjugation of indigenous peoples, paradigm.
This paradigm became manifest when the Vatican put forth a series of 15th century papal bulls/doctrines (collectively known as the Doctrine of Discovery) and European Christian monarchs subsequently created colonial charters based on them.
The Doctrine of Discovery sanctioned and promoted White Christian supremacy over indigenous pagan peoples. And this racist and religious sectarian doctrine was, by way of the 1823 Johnson v. M'Intosh ruling, incorporated into U.S. Federal Indian law. And it remains the basis of Federal Indian Law to this present-day.
Diverse spiritualities, such as Yoga, Zen, Transcendental Meditation, an unorthodox expression of the Christian charismatic movement, traditional indigenous peoples' Mother Earth eco-spiritualities, etc. - are converging to form a new religious outlook, and this outlook is replacing whatever remains of the traditional Christian worldview within Western civilization.
Traditional Christian spirituality is on the decline in the West, while a mixture of paganism and unorthodox charismatic "Christianity" is on the rise, gathering momentum like a tidal wave. These converging currents of Eastern paganism (Hinduism/Yoga and Buddhism) and Western indigenous peoples' paganism as well as an expression of unorthodox charismatic "Christianity" will ultimately comprise the "religion of the future," a new universal religion. It will serve as the basis and principle of unity for a single united global culture wherein humanity will be united and liberated. Mother Earth and animals will also be set free from the 15h century Christian, evil-empire-building, paradigm.
In an article titled "The Latter Rain Revival" there are quotes from prominent New Age movement leaders, wherein they describe how an unorthodox charismatic "Christian" movement (a movement that I have been a part of for 25 years), the Latter Rain/Manifest Sons Of God Movement, is "a part of the New Age Movement".
A quote from the article reads: "Other prominent New Age leaders have openly expressed the intention of their movement to infiltrate the Christian Church in order to introduce their esoteric teachings and to 'draw away disciples after themselves.' In The Unfinished Animal: The Aquarian Frontier and the Evolution of Consciousness, Theodore Rosak revealed that, "Charismatic congregations in main-line churches are entry points into the Aquarian frontier." Alice Bailey, Theosophist and mother of the modern New Age Movement, revealed an ingenious plan in her 1957 volume, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy. Cabalist agents would infiltrate the Christian Church to modify its message, while adapting it as a vehicle for the Universal Religion of the 21st Century."
Another quote from the article reads: According to Rick Joyner, a highly sought-after speaker at international conferences, Christianity must be destabilized and redefined by modern apostles, prophets, etc. to finalize Alice Bailey's plan to "take the great basic doctrines and shatter the old forms in which they are expressed and held."
From the beginning of my participation in the Latter Rain "Christian" and New Age movement I have been working to destabilize and redefine the true (though imperfect) church of Jesus Christ, the Roman Catholic Church.
I believe that the Roman Catholic Church is the intermediary church, and that it has a mission to lead the way to the establishment of the (fully) true church of Jesus Christ, a future church that will be named the Wahkon Catholic Church. This church will house a new (non-Christian) Universal Religion and its leaders (who will know Jesus as their guru) will usher in the New Age. This future Universal Religion will soon be established in Wahkon, Minnesota.
To usher in this new "Universal Religion" an old out-dated foundational dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, a dogma which describes "the mission of Jesus Christ", which has been proven to be impossible to accomplish by modern-day science, has to be renounced as a false doctrine by the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy. Then, a new church, the Wahkon Catholic Church, an expression of the youth of 1960s counter-cultural, New Age syncretistic, universal religion needs to be established in the place of the old out-dated Roman Catholic Church. Its land and buildings can then be used by the members of this new universal religion.
Christianity was established on a creation myth, as if it were literally true. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the mission of Jesus Christ is to "restore creation to the purity of its origins". This declared mission of Jesus Christ (an unchangeable doctrine) can not be accomplished because the creation was never pure, it's a false doctrine.
According to the Roman Catholic Church and Biblical scripture, "Adam and Eve" (the first human beings) sinned and the creation consequently "fell into a state of corruption", causing many negative consequences. Including, causing some animals to become carnivorous. However the truth is, the first modern-day human beings from which we are all descendents came into existence around 200,000 years ago and violent complex carnivorous animals came into existence and roamed the earth for 550 million years before "Adam and Eve".
This scientific fact contradicts Biblical scripture and the mentioned above foundational dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, hence this church needs to be disestablished. More...
The following quotes are from Barbara Aho's article The Latter Rain Revival:
"….Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God eschatology agrees on every point with the New Age Movement's anticipation of the exaltation of mankind to godhood and the establishment of a New World Order." The following appraisal of Latter Rain theology by New Age Unity pastor, Rev. Earnest Ramsey was cited in Constance Cumbey's book, A Planned Deception, The Staging of a New Age Messiah:
Note: Cumbey believes that I could be the New Age Messiah. - article about this topic
"Rev. Ernest Ramsey, an associate pastor at Unity's Kansas City's Founder's Church, Unity on the Plaza, is an enthusiastic follower of the Alice Bailey and Benjamin Creme teachings. In his Research Report #2, he tells of something he was led to by a spirit guide - what he terms 'Neo-Pentecostalism.' An aberrant branch of Pentecostalism, this is more commonly known as the 'Manifest Sons of God.' That movement is also referred to as 'Sonship' or 'Overcomers.' Ramsey concludes this is part of the New Age Movement."
"Like those seeking the 'Age of Aquarius' these people too were seeking a 'New Age.' Like the other New Agers, these people taught that 'The Christ' was an anointing - not necessarily one man. They taught that Jesus was a pattern son who was to be a sign of something even greater to come - the 'Manifestation of the Sons of God.' They too believed the earth was to be cleansed of evil. And chillingly like the other New Agers, they believed they were to be 'God's' instruments to do such cleansing. The New Agers believed they were gods. The Manifest Sons of God likewise taught that if one accepted their 'new revelation' that they themselves would actually become Christ at the time of the unveiling or manifestation of the Sons of God."
"We must not miss this point: the replacement theology of the Manifest Sons of the Latter Rain, which New Ager Ramsey called 'Neo-Pentecostalism,' has brought the Age of Aquarius into the Church under the guise of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Year of Jubilee."
"Ernest Ramsey excitedly pointed out in his report that [the Manifest Sons] had a teaching which indeed did parallel the Aquarian teaching of the Age of Aquarius -- the Old Testament 'Year of Jubilee' as well as the 'Feast of Tabernacles.' The Year of Jubilee paralleled the redistribution of the world's wealth. The Feast of Tabernacles was the equivalent of the coming together of the World's peoples and varied religions under one tent or tabernacle -- the equivalent of the New Agers' long-awaited 'New World Religion.'"
In some Latter Rainers' doctrine, paramount emphasis had been placed on their proposed Year of Jubilee which they believed would occur in A.D. 2000, when (in respect to their belief) all nations and a united Church would celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.
The total fulfillment of the Year of Jubilee and the Feast of Tabernacles did not occur in the year 2000. However, evidence that we are moving closer to the fulfillment of this Jubilee and Feast did occur in the year 2000.
The prophetic fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacales is said to occur prior to the return of Christ. Latter Rain prophets claim that this will also be a "Second Pentecost," since the first was 'incomplete.' Christ will then appear in the midst of His people and be incarnated in his Body, filling the Corporate "Christ" with His glory, which will then be poured out on all flesh.
"There is another realm of spiritual experience typified in scripture by the Feast of Tabernacles. Until we understand and partake of this feast, as we have both Passover and Pentecost, we will never fulfill our destiny and calling. We must discover the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles and 'celebrate' it along with Passover and Pentecost…What God did among Jews in Jerusalem, He is going to do among humanity and worldwide. Pentecost will come to maturity in the feast of Tabernacles."
"This Latter Rain 'Second Pentecost' during Tabernacles is suggestive of the 'Planetary Pentecost' preached by Barbara Marx Hubbard as the peaceful 'alternative to Armageddon.' At this time, a 'quantum leap' in the evolution of mankind will occur as revealed to her by 'the Christ'. "
Says Ms. Hubbard, it will be a time when 'the divisions of the religions would be over…We would each know that God is within us…If all who feel we are connected to each other, to nature and to God join in a planetary Pentecost, we shall be transformed in this lifetime. I believe in the peaceful second Coming.' Earnest Ramsey perceived virtually no difference at all between the New Age Tabernacles/Year of Jubilee and the Latter Rain interpretation of these celebrations.
Coincidental with the Latter Rain/New Age agenda to celebrate Tabernacles in the proposed Year of Jubilee, the Vatican Central Committee coordinated, along with other Catholic Rites and church conferences, such as Episcopal, Anglican Communion, World Lutheran Federation, World Reformed Alliance, Methodist World Council, the World Council of Churches for a celebration of the Great Jubilee in the year 2000 'which took place simultaneously in the Holy Land, in Rome and in the local Churches throughout the world.
In ancient Israel, the 50 year Jubilee celebration freed all slaves, canceled all debts, and restored properties to the original owners. Pope John Paul II, New Age/New World Order planners and Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network all called for the worldwide redistribution of wealth and cancellation of debt in 2000 A.D.."
"In view of this prospect, an alarming 'new revelation' taught by the modern prophets is that the end-time Church is God's army in Joel 2, which will judge the Old Order and bring in the Kingdom. In Prophecy Today, Clifford Hill explained, "This teaching is part of what is known as 'dominion theology' which teaches that an elite army of 'overcomers' will either destroy or subdue all the enemies of Christ until they eventually gain power and authority throughout the world. The government of the nations will be upon their shoulders and when all the secular authorities, governments, princes and kings have finally submitted to them, Christ will return and they will present the kingdom to him."
"What is about to come upon the earth is not just a revival, or another awakening; it is a veritable revolution. The vision was given in order to begin to awaken those who are destined to radically change the course, and even the very definition of Christianity.