There´s always a Christ wanna be in every age. History shows that No one had claimed to be Christ before Jesus’ time. There were warrior messiahs who tried to liberate the Jewish people before Jesus that were executed by the Romans, But none claimed to be the Christ. Christ is an exclusive Jewish term found in the Holy Scriptures, not in other religions. But many have adopted its terminology ignoring its exclusive meaning of being the Messiah "only one of a kind." God´s "only begotten Son" is the only Christ, who is Jesus.
Gamaliel recalls in Acts 5:34-40 of Theudas who gathered 400 people who proclaimed him as the Messiah, he was killed and his followers scattered. At the time of the census, during Jesus birth, Judas of Galilee had much the same result. In 130 AD. It was Bar Cochba who led a revolt in Rome at the time of Hadrian and was killed. Rabbi Akiba was proclaimed as Messiah and his revolt was filled with blood and failed. Then there was Moses of Crete who was to part the waters like the red sea, he jumped in and drowned along with the rest of his followers who could not swim. In 720 AD Their was Abu Isa from Baghdad who became famous for being the only messianic coward on record. The list grows more sordid as history progresses. In 1750 Jacob Frank announced his Messiahship and had Leib Krysa a self proclaimed prophet acting as a John the Baptist proclaim Frank as Christ in Poland. Jacob Frank replaced Jesus in the Trinity as the Son of God and was quickly put in chains by the Roman Catholic poles only to be set free by the Greek Orthodox Russians. He later lived his life in extravagance and he and his followers vanished from the scene.
10 years later Baal Shem Tov, meaning master of the name entered his claim to fame. He is attributed to be the founder of early Chasidim. He was the first to actually have miracles accredited to him. Several years ago the Hasidim claimed Rabbi Snearson as Messiah who had no miracles. But their hopes were dashed when they found he was as mortal as they, when death took him at 90 years old.
All of these false Messiahs had one common operation to the people, they duped them and ruined their lives physically and spiritually.
Our time has produced numerous contenders jockeying to position of a master spiritual leader as the Christ. As the song goes ‘everybody wants to rule the world" From Guru Maharaji, Rajneesh, Sai Baba have been only a few of the enlightened contenders for Christ’s office. The one that is making the most impact is Benjamen creme’s new age Christ Maitreya, who has had a coming out party for over 26 years. Yet he’s voted by new Agers and spiritual globalists alike, as most likely to succeed.
According to Benjamen Creme a major American television network has requested an interview with Maitreya, and He has accepted the offer.
What if he does show up? Well I guess we can take this one step at a time, after all he has pulled this coming out number before. He can be the anti Christ if he really wants to be, after all we live in America!
Who is the Maitreya? We are told by Creme, Maitreya’s the one expected by followers of all religions alike.
He has been expected for generations by all of the major religions Christians know Him as the Christ, and expect His imminent return. Jews await Him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of Krishna; Buddhists expect Him as Maitreya Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or Messiah. " He’s everything to everyone.
At least with the Jews and the Christians we are talking about the Messiah who is in the bible, not so with these other religions who expect a new spiritual teacher. Creme says were wrong to expect Jesus, Maitreya is the master of all masters. He says this because Jesus according to Creme carried the Christ principle and that there are many that can be Christ.
Teilhard de Chardin dubbed the father of the New age Movement has the echo of this occult synthesization continue. "After what will soon be two thousand years, Christ must be born again, he must be reincarnated in a world that has become too different from that in which he lived. (Teilhard De Chardin Christianity and Evolution p. 95) "I believe that the Messiah whom we await, whom we all without any doubt await the universal Christ; that is to say, the Christ of evolution. " (ibid. p. 96) In other words this is one who became God, not God who became man.
"A general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who fundamentally satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form In which a religion of the future can be conceived. "(Teilhard De Chardin Christianity and Evolution p. 130)
So instead of the world coming to God through Christ, he wants to change the way, and the person to accommodate all. The spirit of tolerance at the expense of truth. Making the way broad so everyone can enter, when Jesus stated "the way is narrow and their are few that go therein."
THE TARA CENTER
The Tara Centers are mainly centers for the dissemination of information about Maitreya, the new age "Christ," it’s headquarters for the establishment of transmission groups and a base of operation for Benjamin Creme. Its paper "the emergence"is distributed to over 70 countries available in numerous languages of which files can be found on the world wide web. This is no underground movement .
The Tara center states similar goals of Maitreya "He does not come as a religious leader, or to found a new religion, but as a teacher and guide for people of every religion and those of no religion. " A guide for those with no religion seems perplexing in the least, especially since he supposedly teaches about God.
They are attempting "to increase the energy which comes from Maitreya and other Masters,"("Help the Heiarchy with Transmission Work’ p.6) the Tara Centers have established what they call "transmission groups" these are meetings which involves group meditation and invoking the manifestation the focused as an aid in passing on the energies of the "Hierarchy" the Hierarchy are spiritually perfected beings who rule the world. They are literally preparing the spiritual climate for the reappearance of "the Christ.-(ibid p.5) The idea of transmission groups receiving energy and mental images from these "perfected men" and projecting that energy is obviously occultic in nature. There is definitely spiritual power involved.
They state his program is because… " At this time of great political, economic and social crisis Maitreya will inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice, and global cooperation."
Tara center wants to alleviate the problem of world hunger by promoting the concept of sharing, involving themselves closely with Share International. Share International works in cooperation with The Hunger Project, based in San Francisco, and founded in 1977 by Werner Erhard, founder of EST. (Contrary to what many may think, The Hunger Project is not a charitable organization which feeds the poor. It is an organization which works to influence people´s thinking toward redistribution of wealth. (Media Spotlight 1982 "is the anti Christ now here"). The good intentions and works of Creme and Maitreya’s followers give credibility to the world of their false teachings of this Christ replacements plan for spiritual communism.
Benjamen Creme has been called by the masters of wisdom to represent them and prepare the way for the unveiling. So he and others, liken him to John the Baptist for the new Christ. I recently watched a video I have on the last public interview he did on TV on late night America about 10 years ago, you can really tell that he believes what he is saying and doing. Yet sincerity does not equate one with the truth and neither does good works nor the numerous people that follow ones teachings.
Peter Lemesurier, in his book The Armageddon Script states, "The new Messiah should himself believe in his identity and mission sufficiently to inspire others with that same belief-just as Jesus and John the Baptist before him ... the leader must have the courage to step forward and play out his role to the full if the greater prophetic plan is to go forward." This is exactly the role Creme has taken up in this end times script to be played.
But Creme is no John the baptizer as he has nothing to do with Judaism and does not believe in sin " John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins" (Mark 1:4).
Who is Benjamin Creme? He is a 75-year old Scot, a former artist. Since his childhood had an interest in "the esoteric", this is the Ageless Wisdom which has been transmitted by spiritual masters to occult initiates throughout time.
Creme is no sophomore to the occult and the masters of wisdom In 1945. As Creme explains, the "...Maitreya´s decision to return to the world with the Hierarchy of Masters" was announced. It was not for several years, however, that Creme would personally be made aware of this announcement.
In 1975, he was given the mission of announcing publicly the coming of Maitreya, at the time Creme did not yet know precisely when that would occur and still does not, although he knows its coming close.
Creme says that Maitreya had spent the last 2,000 years in a “body of light” at a retreat in the Himalayas, but has now resurrected in a physical form that he "self-created" and that he lives and works in London. Many of Maitreya´s messages are based around the idea of sharing and global cooperation. (((George Noory broadcast Guest interview:Benjamin Creme January 28th, 2003)
On July 7th 1977, Maitreya Himself informed us that His body of manifestation-the Mayavirupawas totally complete, that He had "donned" it, and that His Body of Light (His Ascended Body) was now at rest in His mountain Centre in the Himalayas. On July 8th, we were told, the Descent had begun (The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom p.20).
The incarnation of Maitreya was complete. ‘Leaving his "center in the Himalayas," he "arrived by airplane" in his new home, London ." (Network News, March 1987, p. 2). I guess he didn’t have an available UFO to travel in. Jesus´ followers claim he came just as he left, by the air, despite the Bible saying he will come the same way, not by airplane.
Creme says Maitreya emerged from His center in the Himalayas, when least expected, "like a thief in the night". He took up residence in the Indian-Pakistani community of London. He has been living and working there, seemingly as an ordinary man, His true status known to relatively few. He has been emerging gradually into full public view so as not to infringe humanity´s free will.
Now a few things to go over: Creme says this master is not a subscriber to any religion, yet his master is from the Himilaya’s well known for its occult roots and Hinduism. He also moved supposedly where he would be least noticed, into an Indian community which again shows a connection of his ethnicity to this belief system of Hinduism. The language and the practices taught by this Tibetan master of the occult are clearly Hinduistic which is the only religion in the world that promulgates a pantheistic system, a belief of God in all things and we are gods. For all their altruism and idealism there’s not much honesty in putting their cards on the table.
When the Christ returns, He will not at first reveal His Presence, nor will the Masters who precede Him; but gradually, steps will be taken which will reveal to men that there lives among them now a man of outstanding, extraordinary, potency, capacity for love and service, and with a breadth of view, far beyond the ordinary. Men and women, all over the world, will find themselves drawn into the awareness of the point in the modern world wherein this man will live; and from that centre of force will flow the True Spirit of the Christ, which will gradually reveal to men that He is with us. (The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom p.20)
What about this so called slow emergence? Well the Bible has a lot to say about the anti Christ in 2 Thess.2. Where the restrainer (the Holy Spirit) is holding back evil as well as the revealing of the false Messiah. Guess who this is according to the Bible?
This teaching of the God within betrays its origins when Maitreya says that "without detachment," which is the "experience of the Self within" and "...without karma there is no salvation," (Share International, December 1988; Network News, Nov./Dec. 1988, p.1). This is essential Hinduism. So how can this have anything to do with the Christ of the Scriptures?
"As awareness grows, it guides the Self which can then use the mind, spirit and body with intelligence. Balancing energy and environment is the key to salvation," (Network News January 1990, p.1).
They are at odds with the real Christ, neither karma, detachment, energy balancing are not the ways to salvation. The person of Jesus Christ and His death on the Cross is. The apostle Peter explained what true salvation is - it is the person and work of Jesus (Acts 4:10-12). Maybe that’s old fashion In our new era of enlightenment but its still the truth. Truth will never change, just as the God who gave it. In the new age truth is relative so it can be whatever one wants.
Who Are "The Masters of Wisdom," that Benjamen Creme and the new age adherents serve?
Creme in his book The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom p.71 writes they are "men who, through thousands of years of evolutionary progress and numerous reincarnations, have advanced to a high degree of stewardship over the cosmos. Says Creme: There is Hierarchy throughout the system, in fact throughout Cosmos. Our Hierarchy was brought into this planet by the Lord of the World, about 17 million years ago, to oversee the development of early man, individualized about one million years earlier.
All the teachings from the bible are purposely ignored and the meanings are put in occult terms. Alice Bailey one of Creme´s mentors gives her interpretation of "followers of the Christ- " refer to all those who love their fellowmen, irrespective of creed or religion. (Externalisation, p. 468) While this may be true in a general sense, it does not mean we toss out the teachings of Christ, the one true God who alone became man. If this meant acceptability to all then Jesus would not have rigorously contended with the Pharisees nor teach that he alone was the way.
According to esoteric teaching, Maitreya manifested Himself 2,000 years ago in Palestine by overshadowing His disciple Jesus — now the Master Jesus. This time Maitreya has come Himself.
The information about Maitreya´s emergence has been presented to the public since 1974 by Benjamin Creme, who is the chief editor of the magazine Share International.
The Tara Center, on April 25, 1982, ran a full-page ad in twenty major newspapers around the world, which included New York City, Washington, D.C. London, and Paris. The full page ad boldly proclaimed that the New Age Messiah, identified as the Lord Maitreya, was now alive and ready to assume his rightful place on the throne of world power. The ad bluntly admitted that this goal was at the very essence of The Plan: What is The Plan? It includes the installation of a new world government and new world religion under Maitreya.
Nearly five years later, on January 12, 1987, the Tara Center published a similar full-page ad in USA Today; promoting the lie that "THE CHRIST IS IN THE WORLD." The ad described the Lord Maitreya as "A great World Teacher for people of every religion and no religion."
Did Maitreya Appear, well once again, almost… 11 years later Cremes Maitreya’s time has finally come to make himself public, again . Maitreya has been waiting for a major event which, we may expect to see in the near future and which he announced as early as 1988: an international stock market crash beginning in Japan. Well there have been crashes already and it doesn’t take a economic genius to figure out this will probably occur especially since 10 years have already passed.
According to Creme A major American television network has requested an interview with Maitreya, and He has accepted the offer. The interview will take place at a time of Maitreya´s choosing, as yet unannounced. This is the very reason I’m doing writing this as a forewarning of the coming deception, if this comes about as Creme states. Am I saying the Maitreya is the anti Christ, No, although he is already an antichrist among many. Can he be the one? Could be.
Creme writes "There is no doubt that there will be opposition... but the need for change will become so overwhelmingly obvious, that they will find themselves increasingly powerless to stop the momentum." (´Reappearance of the Christ,´ 1980)
The overall attitude of New Age movement adherents is summed up in a popular slogan: "My karma just ran over your dogma."
... I shall send My Disciples to You, and they will show you the way, but you must act and follow our plan. "(Messages from Maitreya the Christ p.30 Tara center) There is an ominous note to all his teachings. "Already the leaders gather and seek to implement this Principle... My Teaching is, as ever, simple indeed. Men must share or die." (No. 135) "Once again, I repeat: without sharing and justice, my brothers and sisters, man will know no peace... Take, then, the only open course and trust in sharing to relieve the agony of the world... Know, then, the joys of brotherhood. The Principle of Sharing will lead you thereto. Commit yourselves to this cause and know the joy of service." (No. 133) This is Spiritual communism…Sharing then becomes our self salvation.
"When you see Us you will know that the New Time, the New Age, has begun, the time of sharing and justice, of love and brotherhood, the time of the Law of God." (No. 136)
Who is the us? The masters of wisdom! We are not dealing with a single individual but an entourage of beings who are going to come on the scene all claiming to be Christ’s or have his consciousness. The law they intend to implement certainly is not the scriptures. In Georgia are stones written in the eight languages are their new set of directives. Here is a portion of what may be deemed as the 10 commandments of the new age.
1.Maintain humanity under 500 million in perpetuated balance with nature.
2.Unite humanity with a living new language.
3.Prize truth, beauty, love seeking harmony with the infinite
4. Be not a cancer on the earth, leave room for nature, leave room for nature.
In other words preserve and unite with nature, Gaia mother earth will be worshiped, not father God.
Interestingly Maitreya claims to bring peace and is the prince of peace "I aim to evoke from you the love in your heart. I am the Prince of Peace... I am in your hearts as love... By pure love man will achieve... By my help all shall be achieved." (Message No. 100)
He is the love In everyone´s heart! Jesus said the heart is deceitfully wicked who can know it out of it springs forth sin.
Matt 15:19 "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornication´s, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. Marks gospel adds a few more activities in mans heart 7:22-23,covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye,… pride, foolishness. "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
This is willfully rejected as truth by the new age which says WE ARE GOOD AND HAVE BEEN SOLD A LIE THAT WE ARE NOT.
Jesus stated with what they call the Christ spirit on him Jer. 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
The heart is deceitful enough to have someone exhibit false spirituality Jer. 23:26 "How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart,
By Maitreya´s own admission he is a [the] son of perdition, who is the man of Sin Jesus warned of. It is he who is in peoples heart which exhibit the fallen nature of man.
I know we have heard all these scriptures before but consider the timing.
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you." The deception is here.
Matthew 24:5 "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." They are claiming to be Christ and deceiving others."
Mt.24:24 "for false Christ´s and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive if possible the elect." The reason is to remove the church from its faith which will be done by the miraculous.
THE DAY OF DECLARATION
We are told, At the earliest possible moment, Maitreya will demonstrate His true identity. On the Day of Declaration, the international television networks will be linked together, and Maitreya will be invited to speak to the world.
We will see His face on television, but each of us will hear His words telepathically in our own language as Maitreya simultaneously impresses the minds of all humanity. Even those who are not watching Him on television will have this experience. On this Day, humanity´s shared experience of His profound love will cause hundreds of thousands of spontaneous healings to take place throughout the world.
"He has been invited by one of the major networks in this country, one of the big 4 and he will appear they have an arrangement that when he gives the time he can appear within a few days. And he has simply been waiting for an even the predicted in 1988 with a whole series of predictions one by one which have come true and this one is of a world stock market crash which he said would begin in Japan. "
"He is waiting for that same collapse in the east takes place in the westand when it obvious that its going to do so he will take the invitation to speak on this nature. (so he is involved in finances and commerce) Then first in this country then in Japan to come forward to help to mitigate the effects of this crises." (Art Bell July 10, 1998).
A major American television network has requested an interview with Maitreya, and He has accepted the offer. The interview will take place a time of Maitreya´s choosing, as yet unannounced. Its time to be prepared, for anything can occur as we are now deep in the time of deception. He’s at the door, look up our redemption is coming, the tribulation comes for those who reject the Christian message of Christ, but the hope of the true Jesus is there for the Christian.
Not to fearful- be hopeful
2 Thess.2:3 "let noone deceive you by any means, for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition," THE MAN OF SIN.
The time of the true Christ’s coming draws ever closer be watchful, get ready, you know not when your master, (the true Jesus CHRIST) may come. But HE is coming again.
Submitted 12/19/2008 1:42:45 PM | Author: Let Us Reason Ministries