The table is being set for the appearance of the man of lawlessness, the one the Bible calls the Antichrist.
By Pastor Mike Spaulding
In the first part of this three-part series that began with the Prophecy Investigators’ story, “Biblical Prophecy Refutes Earthly Utopian Dreams,” I introduced you to the fact that America has undergone an effective New Age indoctrination.
This indoctrination is now so pervasive that today we have churches offering yoga classes and so-called Christians selling Angel Boards, the equivalent of the Ouija Board, wait for it… to Christians!
Christians today are participating in all sorts of activities such as Transcendental Meditation, Psychic Health and Healing Practices, Contemplative Prayer, Mantra Meditation, Higher Self, Centering Prayer, Reiki, Labyrinths, and Spiritual Formation.
These practices are nothing more than white-washed New Age inspired activities, which is to say, they are demonically-controlled deceptions.
The late Ray Yungen, an author, researcher, and speaker on the subject of the New Age deception said:
“The term [New Age] itself may indeed be fairly recent but the actual practices and beliefs involved are thousands of years old. For instance, the slave girl mentioned in Acts 16 was in effect a New Ager. The term itself was taken from astrology making reference to the Aquarian age in which humanity is supposedly going to realize its inner divinity. Hence, anyone who engages in these mystical practices is associated with this view, even though they may have lived centuries ago. It’s not the term; it’s the practices that are at issue here.”
New Age: The New Global Religion of the ‘New World Order’
The term “New Age” is credited to Alice Bailey, the noted globalist Theosophist, author, demonic spirit channel, and founder of the Lucifer Publishing Company which became Lucis Trust. Her influence on America through the United Nations during the 1940’s cannot be understated.
Bailey spoke plainly about the need to deconstruct Christianity, and to replace it with a new global religion devoid of any traditional Judeo-Christian theology and morals. No one gave her any credibility until after World War II.
The carnage of the war left millions of people wondering how something like that could happen and how it could be ensured to never happen again. Bailey’s message of a “New World Order” began to gain some traction among first, the intellectuals in America and Europe, and then publicly in emerging global-minded politicians.
Bailey believed that as long as Christianity held influence upon Americans, progress as she defined it could not be achieved. Bailey laid out her plans for a new world order of progress for humanity as she received them from her spirit guide Djwhal Khul, whom she referred to as an “Ascended Master.”
The New Age plan related to the church that Bailey envisioned has been employed with precision and subtlety through the non-stop instigation of dozens of United Nations programs.
Wherever New Age thinking has entrenched itself, there is a marked departure from Christian faith and practice. I encourage you to study Bailey’s demonism for yourself. She was a disciple of Satan who has duped millions of people. Neither time nor space allows a thorough study of her many blasphemies.
The Economic Foundation of the New Age Utopia is Technocracy
Global warming alarmists, climate change fear-mongers, and those who are now suggesting that dissenters from the “world is dying” crowd should be prosecuted for opposing their viewpoint, have one thing in common: they bow at the altar of so-called experts. This is Technocracy.
Technocracy is rule by acknowledged experts, and in its current manifestation, rule by scientists and engineers who are trained to understand what is best for the global community of mankind.
In this sense, technocrats are the new priesthood of a global religion called Technocracy. Not surprisingly, the United Nations is heavily invested in developing and financially supporting programs aimed at forcing sovereign nations to acquiesce to their demands for proper care of the earth, our atmosphere, and all living things.
Agenda 2030 and the Green Economy
I leave it to you to research Agenda 2030, the Green Economy movement, Scientism, Sustainable Development and other programs designed to destroy individual national sovereignty and replace it with a world governing body of technocrats.
The results of all this meddling with the earth’s environment, including its atmosphere, is that more measures are deemed necessary to balance the alleged harmful effects of mankind.
One example is the recent and terribly belated announcement that the United States government was in fact spraying our atmosphere with chemicals. The American people have been aware of “chem trails” spraying for years.
Instead of denying the practice the government is now declaring that they are doing this for the good of the planet. The new name for chemical spraying of our atmosphere is Geo-Engineering. Just like that, everything is acceptable.
This drive for a utopia marked by peace and safety is being orchestrated from a man-centered perspective. In other words, this thirst for a global utopia is demonic as it is intentionally constructed and advanced devoid of God’s input and with a deliberate attempt to deny His presence. This is the height of arrogance and self-delusion.
The Spiritual Foundation of Utopia is Ignoring God’s Word
This fact is seen clearly in the rise of paganism and most notably, Wicca here in America. If statistics are true, professing followers and practitioners of Wicca now outnumber the Presbyterian Church (USA).
However, it is not just Wicca that is on the rise. We are witnessing a rapid escalation in all forms of spirituality across a wide spectrum as evidenced by theBurning Man community, which is really a celebration of the individual apart from God, and United Nations sanctioned organizations such as The Parliament of World Religions (PWR).
Some of the programs the PRW offers represent a hodgepodge of globalist and utopian dreams. They include:
· Interfaith Climate Action
· World Interfaith Harmony Week
· Women’s Dignity
· The Next Generation
· Advancing Justice
· Countering War, Hate, & Violence
· Indigenous Task Force
· Interfaith Ramadan
· Sacred Space
· Educating Religious Leaders
· Faiths Against Hate
· The Ambassador Program
Prominently displayed on the PWR website are these banners: “The Promise of Inclusion, The Power of Love: Pursing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change” and, “For a More Just, Peaceful, and Sustainable World.”
Their mission can be summed up in the popular but illogical “Coexist” bumper sticker. Each letter of the word “Coexist” utilizes a different religious symbol to spell out the word. For example, in some renditions the “C” is a crescent moon representing Islam and the “T” is a cross that represents Christianity. Other religions such as Hinduism, Judaism, and Taoism are also represented. The meaning is clear – all religions must coexist if there is to be world peace.
In order for all religions to coexist peacefully, the primary points of difference will need to be removed completely. No other religious system teaches a personal God who came to earth and died for the sins of mankind.
For Christians this means that the teaching that there is salvation in no other name but Jesus Christ will need to be denied. That is the definition of apostasy and will never happen for true believers. Acts 4:12 states that “there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Antithesis to Synthesis is a Part of the Plan
What we are witnessing today is a worldwide demonic push for synthesis. Synthesis is a melding of all antitheses into one new synthesis.
In his book Game of Gods: The Temple of Man in the Age of Re-Enchantment, Carl Teichrib calls it Oneness. It is really about forging a utopia, the drive to be as God, to be our own masters of meaning and destiny, and to build heaven on earth.
In order to create a utopia all individual ingredients must go into the blender, so that what is produced is an indistinct amalgamation of anthropocentric hedonism.
Christianity is the greatest antithesis. It declares that Jesus is the only way to eternal life with the Creator.
The world hates this claim to absolute truth. The world system built by mankind hates the concept that something, anything, beyond its control can possible have any authority over it.
So, piece by piece by piece, the Church has stood by and watched as the religious utopians have destroyed marriage, the family, children, and now even biological identity.
The Church has largely given up the stronghold of truth, seeking instead to join the culture in its death spiral into a culture of every man and woman doing whatever their mind can conceive. The cost to human life seems to be an afterthought to most.
Antichrist: The Man of Lawlessness
Why do I call your attention to all of this?
I do so because it explains how people are being deceived; it explains why the world has and will reject the only true God; it explains why people are and will reject Jesus and why the world will embrace a charismatic leader who promises them a utopia of safety and peace.
The table is being set for the appearance of the man of lawlessness, the one the Bible calls the Antichrist.
Stay tuned for the third part of the “Biblical Prophecy Refutes Earthly Utopian Dreams” series.
Pastor Mike Spaulding was ordained to the ministry in 1998. Since then he has planted two Calvary Chapel churches – Calvary Christian Fellowship in St. Marys, Ohio, in 1998, and Calvary Chapel of Lima, Ohio, in 2005, where he currently serves as pastor. He holds a B.A. in Organizational Management, and a M.T.S., and a Ph.D. in apologetics. He is the author of #MTPGA (Make the Pulpit Great Again): 12 Things Christians Can Do Right Now, Random Thoughts from a Disciple of Jesus Christ: Commentary on America’s “Hot Button” Issues, and Matthew: A Commentary for the Remnant Body of Jesus Christ, Volume 1. He is a contributing author to The Evangelical Dictionary of World Religions, and Daily Devotions with Calvary Chapel Pastors. He has written for several apologetics’ ministries including Got Questions? (www.gotquestions.org) and the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (www.carm.org). He’s a frequent conference speaker and has appeared on broadcasts including Worldview Weekend Radio with Brannon Howse, The Hagmann and Hagmann Report, Caravan to Midnight and Ark Midnight with John B. Wells, Spiritual Encounters with Caspar McCloud, Five in Ten on Skywatch TV with Derek Gilbert, I Am Liberty Radio with James Walton, and The Prophecy Brothers. He’s host of Soaring Eagle Radio (www.soaringeagleradio.com), Dr. Mike Live (www.drmikelive.com), and cohosts The Kingdom War Room with Dr. Michael Lake. His teaching ministry is featured on the radio program “The Transforming Word,” heard on radio stations throughout the Midwest United States. He has been married to his lovely wife Kathy for over 35 years and together they have four daughters and five grandchildren. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @ccpastormike.