Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Jeffrey Lundgren's Ohio Execution
Carrying the word on the New Age Movement to many diverse elements was, to put it mildly, a challenge. Support came from where I often least expected it. So did the opposition. I decided early on that apart from refusing to give dignity to a known cult leader (e.g., Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Roy Masters), I would not insist on a test of doctrinal purity to those I delivered the information. My theory was that if folks were being conditioned by various false doctrines and prophets to receive the antichrist, let me go give them the bottom line. That could well make it wasted conditioning.
In 1983 I was asked to speak to a summer camp of RLDS fundamentalists. The doings were at a site near Independence, Missouri, site of the world headquarters of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church. The RLDS is clearly a branch of Mormonism. I was told that nearly a thousand individuals were in attendance from all parts of the populated world. The attendees included the head of the RLDS church in India, himself also a former Hindu guru. It was a very hot sticky week that was frankly a trial for me, although I must say that most of the people there were very kind to me and listened respectfully to what I had to present.
I was loaned by the conference organizers to a Bott radio station in Independence, Missouri. Richard Bott interviewed me. The Bott station is a well respected Christian one. During the interview, Richard Bott asked me, “how do people get into this stuff?” He was referring, of course, to the New Age Movement. I answered him by saying, “the scriptures tell us clearly that no man has at any time seen God. Moses came as close to it as anybody ever did; however, even with that limited exposure, God had to put him in the cleft of the rock, and cover him with his hand to keep the exposure from killing him. Even that extremely limited exposure left Moses with such incredible brightness that he had to wear a veil over his face to avoid blinding Israelites he later encountered.”
I went on to explain that the average New Ager was seeing and hearing things the rest of us weren’t experiencing. The scriptures (Deuteronomy 18) gave a very comprehensive list of forbidden spiritual practices. Those rules were not given us by a benevolent God for the purposes of being a “cosmic killjoy.” God, who made us and loved us enough to send his Son to die for us, gave us those rules for our own protection. We are not smart enough to second-guess God on rules he gave us for our own protection. When we cross that line and disobey God, in a sense we are repeating the sin of Eve. When people cross that line and engage in forbidden spiritual practices, they very quickly report various mystical experiences, which almost always is powerful beyond their present perceptions. If one has not seen the sunlight, a flashlight could look very impressive. A New Ager dabbling in the occult and having a subsequent predictable mystical experience that he can not explain by past experience, just “knows” that he “knows” that he has “seen God.”
I was returned to the camp for my last presentation before departure. As usual there was a vigorous question and answer period. One in particular stood forever embedded in my mind. A comparatively portly man, approximately 10-12 years younger than myself, challenged me. He asked me point blank if I had ever read “The Book of Mormon.” I answered in the negative. To be honest, I had tried to read it many times, but had never succeeded. It had seemed to me to be a patchwork combination of the King James Version of the Bible and a Zane Grey novel about the American wild, wooly west.
My challenger persisted. He said, “we believe that our founder, Joseph Smith, did see God, and that is how it is written in our “Inspired Version” of the Bible. I said, “Sir, all I can tell you is that is how the Bible, as I know it, reads.”
The conference chairman mercifully rescued me from the challenger. He said, “now, we invited Mrs. Cumbey here to educate us about the New Age Movement – not to debate theology. She says she has not had an opportunity to read the Book of Mormon. We will leave it at that.
The crowd sang very sincerely, “God be with you till we meet again.” Whenever I spoke at other Christian churches in the Kansas City area at later times, I would frequently have many people there come and greet me again. I was glad to see them.
I was told by the organizers that a few months later they were organizing materials for their membership on the New Age Movement and suddenly the committee doing so recognized obvious parallels between New Age and their own church’s teachings. The head of the RLDS church in India, the prominent real estate developer who organized the conference, and many others resigned their church memberships. Others retained their church membership, but have continued to expose the New Age Movement for their fellow RLDS’ers.
A few years later, I was startled to see the unforgettable face and body of the man who challenged me at that conference flash over television. It was Jeffrey Lundgren. I checked with the conference organizers who confirmed the worse. He had formed what he believed to be a “reform” version of his church, truer to the teachings of Joseph Smith. His delusions broadened and deepened. He turned on the family that followed him and his cult to the State of Ohio and murdered the hapless Averys.
Today Jeffrey Lundgren was executed. I suggest everybody re-read Deuteronomy 18 for a good list of those forbidden spiritual practices. The problem with too many fundamentalists is that sometimes they are just not fundamentalist enough. They should seriously consider the fundamentals of what God says, “don’t touch, don’t do.” And above all, they should consider the all important fundamental of THOU SHALT NOT KILL.
May the Lord have mercy on us all!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I’ve been stretching to attend to my law practice responsibilities and preparation for two conferences I will be participating in this next weekend – one here with Herb Peters and the other in California with Dr. Stanley Monteith. I hope I can survive that weekend without a serious migraine. Meanwhile, keeping up with the ever morphing New Age Movement and European Union is a challenge. It seems that the New Age Movement, a/k/a “Cultural Creatives,” “Radical Middle,” “Radical Center,” “Human Potential,” “Holistic Movement,” “Translucent Movement,” etc., ad nauseum, is back on the militant march.
One of their current M.O.’s (method of operation) is to work “spiritual renewal” groups such as Cursillo, and get them to watch the newest Barbara Marx Hubbard/Ram Dass and similar operatives give their New Age testimonies in a video movie called ONE! It makes the key New Age doctrinal assertion that we are all interconnected and interrelated. This was something that Alice Bailey said the world must accept to accept their New Age “Christ” and “hierarchy.” Using this method, they have sometimes boldly walked in the side door of even churches which have taken public postures against the New Age Movement, claiming they are holding “prayer meetings.” While people think they are gathered for “prayer,” some unscrupulous organizers of this type of “renewal” meetings are spelling it their own way, “preying.”
Meanwhile in the European Union, rumors are floating that Javier Solana is contemplating an early retirement. I am skeptical. I believe he may be doing this to generate both sympathy and pressure to give him the power he has been seeking since introducing Recommendation 666 in the Western European Union Assembly on June 6, 2000.
Should Javier Solana be serious about it, which I am currently inclined to doubt, it is said that Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, is anxious to succeed him in his responsibilities. Like Solana, Carl Bildt is media savvy and keeps his pulse on the Middle East. More frequently than not, he has been in public sympathy with Javier Solana’s goals and objectives.
Time and events will tell – in the meantime, as friend Herb Peters says, “stay tuned.”
Friday, October 20, 2006
Another repeat reminder on who and WHAT Newt Gingrich is!
Well, folks, I first posted this January 5th and had tremendous response. I am re-running it because a dear friend told me she thought Newt Gingrich was a good conservative Christian man! I figured his extensive propaganda needed counterweight to show the dedicated, double-faced New Ager he truly is! God help us!
Researching the hidden dangers of the New Age Movement as I have for the past 25 years, I have seen in “true New Age fashion” plenty of recycling. Few are stranger than the former Congressman from Georgia who I first discovered as the stalwart New Age Movement insider that he was. He went on to become the House majority leader and an alleged spokesperson for the Conservative movement. A few alarms were sounded, but his “conservative image” prevailed in public and media consciousness. He is now attempting a re-emergence, perhaps even a run for President. God help us!Marilyn Ferguson wrote the landmark manifesto book for the New Age Movement, THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY. She described her “conspiracy” as a benign one, with people “seeking power only to disperse it to others.” She also edited two profitable insider newsletters for her “co-conspirators”. One was called LEADING EDGE BULLETIN. The other was called BRAIN-MIND BULLETIN. It was the former where I first learned of Newt Gingrich. Marilyn Ferguson wrote glowingly in the early 1980s of the brave Georgia congressman who was doing so very much to advance the agenda of the Movement. Naturally, I immediately opened a file on him and followed his career with fascination since. He drew since forgotten notoriety in conservative and even feminist circles by serving his first wife with divorce papers as she lie recovering from surgery in the cancer ward. He then married his Congressional aide, a wife who has also been discarded for another younger still model. His New Age proclivities were not hidden. He publicly proclaimed his close affinities for his mentor, Alvin Toffler. He also was obviously close to John Naisbitt, the author of MEGATRENDS and MEGATRENDS 2000. Naisbitt also wrote the foreword to a later edition of Ferguson’s THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY.In the early 1990s, an Atlanta magazine got wind of my concerns. A reporter contacted me and went through details on the New Age Movement and my concerns about Gingrich’s open and obvious links. I was dismayed to receive a faxed copy of the obviously scoffing news clip called “The Devil and Newt Gingrich.” That was the bad news. The good news was that somebody who had once relatively close insider ties to New Gingrich, a man calling himself to me only “Chip,” faxed me many pages of handwritten letters Gingrich had sent him. The letters talked proudly of how Newt’s daily practice of Taoism helped him make his daily decisions in Congress.Gingrich resigned in disgrace from Congress over an illegal book deal. He is now reinventing himself as a spokesperson for morality. People are speaking admiringly of his recent public affiliations with liberal Democrats such as Hillary Clinton on national health issues. It all seems incongruous unless one understands the dynamics of the New Age Movement which itself has of late reinvented itself as “the Radical Middle.”Among Gingrich’s incongruities, he is a self-described “internationalist,” consistent with his New Age values. He has been involved on an international “networking society” level with another name to which I have given much ink, “Javier Solana.”  When there were Republican moves to halt United States involvement with Solana’s Bosnian invasion adventures, Newt Gingrich’s name was reportedly conspicuously missing from Congressional petitions to withhold funding.Gingrich's name has also been associated with the supposedly evangelical Council for National Policy (CNP). Never known for the utmost in discernment, CNP has included in their exclusive sets well known Unification Church Reverend Moon operatives as well. For the record, Rev. Moon is best known for his claims to be the "Lord of the Second Advent."Don’t expect me to be campaigning this or any other year for Newt Gingrich for President or any other office, except perhaps dog catcher (and I’m not sure I would want to do that to even a dog!). And you be careful too! At best he is a New Ager. At worst he is a shameless opportunist -- neither are viable options as far as Yours Truly is concerned. http://www.time.com/time/reports/davos_1997/arcwho.html
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
JAPAN EU TO CLOSELY COORDINATE
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody some good. That may be particularly true for Javier Solana with reference to North Korea’s recent atomic detonation. I received speculation from some yesterday that this made Javier Solana look impotent. With breaking news, clearly the opposite is true. According to Kyodo News reports, the EU’s Javier Solana and Japan’s foreign minister, Taro Aso, have pledged the closest of future cooperation.
Hmm, Japan, EU to “closely coordinate.” Germany is ready to assume their six month presidency of the EU with an agenda of hastening Solana’s European Security Agenda. It has even been reported that Germany is thinking of handing Javier Solana the six month presidency. If so, he will wear that hat in addition to all his other ones. Those crowns, oops, hats, have to be weighing heavy on his head. For the benefit of the uninitiated, they are:
- Secretary General of the European Union
- Secretary General of the Western European Union
- Office of the High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union
- Chairman of the Political Security Committee for the European Union
Well, maybe I’m giving away my vintage, but I am old enough to remember (from history books, that is) the “closest of cooperation” between a prominent European Union country which has itself pledged the closest of cooperation to Dr. Solana in the months and years to come – Germany.
Prophecy analyst, Ervin Baxter, has theories on the beast of Revelation rising from the sea. He believes the beast with the wound to the head and the wound was healed may well be Germany with its divisions split from the time of World War II coming back together. I’m not sure I agree with all his interpretations. Time and events will tell. However, the two heads apparently converging to give a man whose job was created with Section 666 of the Europa code and close Japanese cooperation certainly are “harmonically converging” in my mind (to use popular New Age jargon) to create disturbing thoughts and memories.
“Who can make war with the beast – the beast that was dead and came back to life?” I wonder? I hope I’m wrong! Anybody looked at that moon again lately? I wonder if it’s getting pink again?
Monday, October 09, 2006
George Bush's world tour with Rev. Moon and Pat Boone
|The gang's all there. 1996: Rev. Moon throws gala event in Washington celebrating the fact he's stopped calling the Moonies the "Unification Church" and will henceforth be known as the lord of the "Family Federation For World Peace and Unification." You won't believe what Republicans show up.|
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Javier Solana’s BIG agenda item has been “UN Reform”. Back in 1983, Joseph Tully, director of CAUSA USA, admitted to me they were working with Benjamin Creme and Tara Center. He volunteered the name of Creme's front organization, "Tara Center," to me himself. It did not come from my lips in that very bizarre confrontation. Needless to say, I have kept the closest of eyes on Unification Church in all of its ugly manifestations since. In 1990, I had a well publicized local debate with Ed Taub, Rev. Moon's designated leader then for the Metropolitan Detroit area.
I was distressed to see in 1987 that Jerry Falwell was serving as a keynote speaker for the CAUSA organization. More than ample warnings had gone to the Christian community about this group for many years both before and after. Since then Falwell has accepted large sums of moneys from known Unification Church sources to keep his Liberty University financially afloat. Needless to say, we hear shockingly little from Jerry Falwell, Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey, and so many others about the not-so-hidden dangers of compromise with Unification Church. Their usual line is that it’s ok to take money from such sources, the devil has had it long enough. More likely, the devil has now bought their silence. I pray all of the above will promptly repent. With our “born-again” president and his administration, it appears that some ultimate prizes may have been handed to this devil we should have known. Rev. Moon has long boasted that the day would come when people would have to “seek Father’s permission” to run for public office in the USA. Rev. Moon who impudently refers to himself as “The Lord of the Second Advent” has not slacked in his efforts to advance a theology that Jesus failed in his assigned mission to have children and form a new covenant race. Rev. Moon shamelessly preaches that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ represented failure and hopelessness rather than redemption for the human race. It turns out that the Bush administration has long had a high level Moon follower in the deepest bowels of growing UN global power. Her name is Josette Sheeran Shiner. She has long served as an assistant director at the State Department for the United States government.  The Bush administration is now apparently nominating her to be in full charge of a world food program. Already she was on the ominously named “System Wide Coherence” high level panel of the United Nations. This is also the panel charged with proposals for UN Reform. In 1983 Joseph Tully, the director of CAUSA, USA, (a major Unification Church front group) personally admitted to me: “Yes, we work with Benjamin Crème AND TARA CENTER.” I had confronted him with known Moonie presence at a Benjamin Crème event in Detroit, 1984. I had not mentioned Tara Center to him. He went on to say, “but we don’t all agree on who that new Christ is!” I said to him, “yes, but you all agree on who he isn’t, don’t you? You all agree he isn’t Jesus and he isn’t Jewish.” That my friend is the test of antichrist, not who’s currently jockeying for power in your crummy movement.”I am now afraid, very afraid, that the Moonies are indeed making major and successful power plays – both in Washington and at UN headquarters in New York City and Geneva, Switzerland. Given the other confluence of events, may the Lord help us all!
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