The Ultimate Blasphemy
For hundreds of years, each new generation has poured over poetic
verses (quatrains) contained within Nostradamus’ ten books called
Centuries. Since the age of the Renaissance, writings of this
mid-16th century French sage-prophet have awed mystics. His end-time
prophesies once again are all the rage.
the esoteric world, the Law of Threes is well known. Nostradamus
likewise anticipated three antichrists—all charismatic, messianic
kings of terror; each more evil than his predecessor. Although not
necessarily delusional, prophets of “the curious arts,” as Nostradamus,
drew from sources other than the God of the Bible. Examples abound.
Nearly two-hundred-year-old "Cherokee Rattlesnake Prophecies"
anticipate coming of a Pale One when their calendar ends in 2012.
Apparently, the first-degree Masonic Tracing Board contains this very
A notable initiate of the secret, fraternal society Knights of Pythias
(pronounced /pith/), Nelson Rockefeller looked to “a powerful
free-world, supra-national political being” (The Future of
Federalism, 1962). Even Muslims anticipate an “imposter” not
unlike “the prince that shall come” prophesied by the statesman
sure, biblical penmen anticipated ever-escalating, end-time deceivers
culminating in a latter-day visionary destined to become the greatest
dictator the world has known. Over time, this one known as antichrist
will demand the loyalty, and eventually the worship, of world
citizens. Upon entering the Holy of Holies to declare his godhood, he
epitomizes the ultimate blasphemy of “self-god”—this, by standing
instead of and, thus, against the Messiah. Antichrist
will be Lucifer incarnate (an avatar, if you will)—his bait the
promise of becoming god.
• “The New Spirit” of Men
a matter of interest, the Mayan calendar is divided into seven ages of
man. In the fifth age, men will realize their spiritual destiny. In
the sixth, they discover the god within; and in the seventh age, they
allegedly become telepathic.
Indigenous insights and, when warranted, psychedelic drug use assist
contemporary mystics in their ascent to supposedly higher levels of
existence—this, by tapping cosmic energy and thereby metamorphosing
from demi-god to full blown godhood. Theirs is “the new spirit of men”
that’s not so new after all.
Numerous ancient cultures finger December 21, 2012 as a marker for the
world’s end on one hand, and for a coming new dawn of global
enlightenment on the other. As the targeted date nears, increasing
numbers of planetary light bearers claim to have achieved full
flowering of human potential. They herald what promises to be a mass
planetary quantum leap to the higher self, thus signaling a new age of
“the perfected man” (Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods, 1921).
• The Feminine Side of God
the wake of women’s liberation, girl power is said to rock.
Empowerment jargon—e.g., “I am WOMAN; hear me roar”—mirrors
mantras of would-be adepts whose spirits are awakened. Jungian
psychologist Marion Woodman credits the International Women of Wisdom
Foundation for manifesting what she calls “the feminine side of god.”
WOW welcomes “any woman who desires to connect with other women” and
thereby “be inspired by the spirit that links us” and “our ancestors
A Process Booster: OptiMysticism
While notable teachers of low-rung terrestrial humanity
include Christ (thrown in with the likes of Moses and Buddha),
disciples of contemporary OptiMysticism claim to share an even higher
calling. In an OptiMystic’s view, illumined humanity occupies an
“ascending place” within the universe. Human destiny is achieved by
conscious ascension through centrifugal fields of energy called “aziums.”
New revelation of Universal Azium Ascension purportedly awakens
celestial humanity to capital “L”-Life in the greater universe.
In other words, those highly evolved become god by applying OptiMystic
meditative techniques. In this way, they accelerate conscious
evolution from lower rungs of instinct and intellect through the third
rung of emotion—i.e., love—and on to higher stages of
spirit-consciousness. The peak at which one evolves into
Super-Humanity is popularly known as the Omega Point.
Truth Unveiled: Partaking of the Divine Nature
While the Bible advances no cosmic plan for global enlightenment,
collaboration and empowerment apart from the Lord, Jesus Christ, what
it does offer exceeds human imagination and desire.
Ultimately, by His doing, the believer partakes of the divine
nature—but only in measure and in strictest accordance with God’s
Allow me to explain. As recorded in John, Chapter 17, Jesus prayed to
the Father that His followers would all be made “as one” together with
the Father and Him (God incarnate). To realize this destiny, the
Christian disengages, not from terrestrial illusion, but rather from
sin, defined biblically as “transgression of law.” In contrast, New
Thought gurus as Marianne Williamson claim that sin doesn’t even
exist. “You’ve committed no sins,” she adds—“just mistakes.” If this
were true, which it isn’t, Christ’s admonition to “sin no more” was
spurious and His sacrifice in vain.?
Christ’s redemptive work bridged the sin gap and thereby provided
access to the divine nature. The Greek word for “partaker” speaks to
“joint participation.” Christians share a common portion of the Father
in much the same way that human offspring possess the nature
of their biological parents. In no way do they commandeer His godhood.
What Aquarians reference as “the inner force” is what the Bible calls
The bottom line is this: Without biblically-grounded revelation of
God’s will for us, coupled with due vigilance, even Christians are
susceptible to the counterfeit version of “partaking of the divine
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