This chronology outlines hundreds of psychic and occultic belief systems offered to mainstream society by the New Age. By using the chronological method, we hope to sharpen Christian discernment through knowledge of Satan's overall strategy in his plan to defeat the Church - deceiving the world into following and worshiping himself.
Satan's Deceptive PlanAfter the Fall of Adam, Satan led men into numerous deceptive belief systems that appear unrelated. But through the modern New Age movement, he has now established a "bottom line" lie in the world, "All roads lead to God." So with a few deft changes in directional road markers, Satan is drawing mankind toward himself through the new consciousness of unity which he says is destined to save mankind and the planet. His goal is to unite the world apart from Christ and rule over it as "God."
There was a time when a Hindu was one who held to the beliefs of Hinduism, and the Theosophist lived by the teachings of Theosophy. But because of the "All roads" lie, it is becoming commonplace for a person to believe in Theosophy's "Hierarchy of Ascended Masters" who promise to lead the world into a New Age, while preparing for that time through the use of Hindu meditation.
The intersections of these various belief systems now offer a pick and choose selection to help man "develop his soul/mind," or "experience his divinity and oneness with the Universe." And for those who are afraid of paranormal or Eastern religious experiences, the names of psychic/occultic techniques and practices have been changed to deceive the innocent.
I'm a person who likes to get the full picture of things, and one day I wondered to myself, "What if all the religions and the various ways they've come into society were put into chronological order? Would it show that the New Age is more than a passing fad? That we are living in a time when demon forces are infiltrating society in great numbers? Would we see that humanity really is being deceived into pursuing and accepting a "new consciousness" that will result in a New Age?
After tiring of my wonderings, I began to page through our reference books, marking down the originating dates and accompanying commentary on the various non-Christian, pagan religions. I then placed the dates in order. The results were shocking; it became evident that Satan is working according to a plan. For centuries, he's been establishing multitudes of beliefs and techniques centering on man as his own savior. And now that these foundations are laid, he's begun to "reveal" to men that these systems are interchangeable, that they all lead to the same end.
Our purpose, then, is to look at beliefs and religions established throughout history that have led to our present situation. There's a Christian consensus that everything listed in our recap has been absorbed by the New Age, though not all the religions and organizations themselves agree or would admit that they are a part of the movement.
We did have trouble with the starting dates of some religions, but placed them as best we could. Every topic isn't listed; we dealt mostly with man's religious hunger to know who he is and how he can bring about a utopian society. Within the chronology, we listed a few of the actions taken by the true living God in order to help man overcome the lies of the deceiver and to give him true hope in God alone.
The Fall Of Satan And Man
?Date:Creation and Fall of Lucifer and 1/3 of the angels.
?Date (4000 BC?):Creation of the world and Man
?Date (4000 BC?): ?Date (4000 BC?): Satan authors "THE LIE."He instigates the Fall of Man:
IMMEDIATE PROMISE: Redeemer promised; In Genesis 3:15, God said there would be enmity between the woman's seed and the serpent's:
- "Your eyes shall be opened ."
- "You shall know good and evil."
- "You shall be like God."
- "You shall not die."
Genesis 3 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shall thou go, and dust shall thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.Strong's, bruise = properly to gape, i.e. to snap at; fig. to overwhelm: break, bruise, cover.
Webster says "gape" means "to open the mouth wide," and Strong's says "gape" means "to snap at."
Let's look at how the word "bruise" is used in this context.
A tremendous battle is described in these verses. The battle is between the seed of the woman and the serpent. The serpent shall "bruise" the heel of the woman's seed and the seed will "bruise" the head of the serpent. The word "bruise" means "to open wide the mouth, to snap at." This gives us a good picture of what is being said here. The serpent bruises the heel of the woman's seed by opening its mouth and snapping at it. The dragon is at the feet of the seed, biting at his heels.
Now let's look at the woman's seed. Genesis 3:15 says, "he will bruise your head." While the dragon snaps at the seed's feet, the seed is opening his mouth wide and snapping at the serpent's head. Can we see the picture? The serpent, the devil, snapping at the heels of Christ, groveling in the battle, while Christ, the Lion of Judah, snaps at the head of the serpent.
Bruise also means "cover." Can we picture the serpent "covering" the heel of the woman's seed, his jaws wrapped around his heel, trying to bring the seed down to the ground? And can we see the Lion of Judah in this battle covering the head of the serpent with His jaws ?
Bruise also means "break." Can we see the serpent breaking the heel open in order to make the seed fall, while the Lion breaks or crushes the skull of the serpent?
This picture also translates into the Christian's spiritual battles. Satan tries to trip us up and bring us down by snapping at our heels so he can break them and break our walk with the Lord. He does this with the words of his mouth by lies, deceits, and imaginations. But, we overcome him by the words of our mouth, which is the testimony and truth of Jesus. In this sense, we wound the head of the deceiver, silencing him. This is where true spiritual warfare lies: it is a war of words between what Satan says and what Christ has said as the truth of God.
Types Of Christ in Genesis 3Adam And Eve: A Type Of Christ And The Church
The first type of Christ we have in Genesis is found in chapter 2, verses 22 and 23:
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.The New Testament says Adam was a type of the man who was to come (Romans 5:14), meaning Christ. And in Genesis 2, before the Fall, woman is taken out of man. The type here is that out of perfect man would come perfect woman. So, just as Eve came forth from Adam, out of the risen Christ would come His Bride, brought forth complete and perfect in His eyes. 1 Corinthians describes the reversal of the consequences of Adam and Eve's sin, a reversal brought about in the person of Christ as the fulfillment of the type in Adam:
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.And a few verses later we read,
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.Every man is born of Adam, of the fleshly man's nature. But man has to be born again in the spirit through Christ, who is more than flesh and bone: he is a life-giving spirit. We must believe in Him, and when we do and His Spirit enters us, it is as though we come out of Him, just as Eve came forth from Adam, perfect in his eyes.
Adam's response to the creation of Eve was this:
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.Paul fills in this type in Ephesians where he says,
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
The Fig Leaves And The Skins Of Genesis 3In Genesis 3:7, we have a picture of man attempting to provide his own covering for his sin, an attempt to establish his own righteousness:
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.But God knew fig leaves don't last, just as man's establishing his own righteousness doesn't last. So, verse 21 tells us that God provided a covering for Adam and Eve, and that covering typified a future redemption from man's sin:
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.Where did God get coats of skin? The word "skin" here means hide or leather, so it is logical that God had to slay an animal to get the skins to cover Adam and Eve. It was the first blood shed in the Bible. In this picture, we see a type of the shed blood of Christ that provided a righteousness not our own, a righteousness God had to provide according to His plan. What animal's blood was shed? The Bible doesn't say, but it is possible that it was a lamb, or a sheep. Also notice that God made COATS of skins. The word "coat" means a shirt or a robe. This typifies the robes of righteousness that God would provide when, in our fallen state, we were unable to find true righteousness before Him. Satan's goal, of course, is to try to make man think that wearing fig leaves is much better.
BC: The Mystery Religions And Their OffshootsBuilding on "The Lie" that he propagated in the Garden, Satan established the Babylonian religious system. When Babylon was conquered, her occult beliefs, practices and techniques were then absorbed into the religions of her conquerors. Although the names of these methods and beliefs may have changed, the spirits behind them continued to operate, right down to the present time. This section lists these ancient Mystery religions and their offshoots, as well as others that Satan established with the long-term intention of drawing from them to form his world religion in the end-times.
2350 BC?: THE FLOODGenesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. . . . 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.The "sons of God" spoken of here are "the Nephilim," and their presence is known both before and after the flood. There are indications that this same phenomena is happening today in the spiritual birthing processes of the renewal and in the philosophy of the New Age. Not only does there seem to be a significant connection in this birthing process, but in other areas as well. For instance, on a parchment fragment found at Qumrum, we read,
13. [They (the leaders) and all ... of them took for themselves] 14. wives from all that they chose and [they began to cohabit with them and to defile themselves with them]; 15. and to teach them sorcery and [spells and the cutting of roots; and to acquaint them with herbs.] 16. And they become pregnant by them and bore (great) giants three thousand cubits high ...] (parchment fragment 4Q201(En ara) copied ca. 200-150 B.C.E.- Book of Enoch from Translation by J. C. Greenfield].The use of sorcery, spells, using natural things such as herbs and roots as charms, enchantments, and even cosmetics all led to mankind's degeneracy into fellowship with these evil spirits. In "The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross," John M. Allegro wrote,
"Later Jewish tradition has it that their seduction was at least partly their own fault since they had taught the girls the art of cosmetics, and so had begun the awful progress of mankind to degeneracy and sexual abandon. More important, 'they taught them charms and enchantments, the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants..." (Enoch 7:1ff)."This sorcery is pertinent to times we live in because we are dealing with the Manifest Sons of God spirits being called "the sons of God." In the Book of Revelation, we read that
Re 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.These spirits speak of the Babylon at the end of the age, and I believe the spirits promoting the Manifest Sons of God doctrine are none other than "the sons of God" mentioned in Genesis 6. I've already mentioned some similarities between the Nephilim of Noah's day and the end of the age. There are other similarities in traditions handed down about these giants, showing they were not just associated with Noah's time, but also later in the lands of Canaan, Egypt, Shumar, Rome and Phoenicia. Raymond E. Fowler, in his book, "The Watchers," writes,
Re 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
"The Hebrew word for giants (Nephilum) literally means the fallen-down-ones because these tall celestial beings fell from the sky. Their half-breed progeny and their descendants are often mentioned in the early books of the Old Testament until the last of them were finally killed off. They were known as the Rephaim, Emim, Anakim, Horim, Avim, and Zamzummim. Some scholars speculate that this tradition of giants born from the union of gods and humans formed the basis for the demigod of Greek mythology."In his book, "Near Eastern Mythology," John Gray writes of Nephilim as the Rephaim of the Canaanite kingdom:
"The tradition in Genesis 6.4 may reflect the Canaanite myth of the birth of minor gods from the union of El and human women. The conception of the Rephaim as supermen may reflect the Canaanite tradition of defunct kings as rp'um, or Dispensers of fertility. The identity in tradition of 'the fallen ones' of Genesis 6:4 and the Rephaim is supported by the nature of the latter in Proverbs 2:18; Job 26:5 and Phoenician funerary inscriptions."The UFOs are another phenomenon we want to look at. UFOs are playing a role in the last days, and in "Genesis Revisited," Zecharia Sitchin wrote,
"It was from that planet [Nibiru], the Sumerian texts repeatedly and persistently stated, that the Anunnaki came to Earth. The term literally means 'Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came.' They are spoken of in the Bible as the Anakim, and in Chapter 6 of Genesis are also call Nefilim, which in Hebrew means the same thing: Those Who Have Come Down, from the Heavens to Earth." In his book, "The Stairway To Heaven," Sitchin writes,Shin'ar is Babel of Old, and today we are dealing with the rise of Babylon and the UFO phenomena which is growing in importance every day in New Age circles. There have been millions of contacts and abductions, and these beings are said to have come to guide humanity into a Golden Age following a judgment of some sort. That's what was said of the Nephilim. In the Apocryphal Book of Jubilees, we read,
"... The Akkadians called their predecessors Shukmerians, and spoke of the Land of Shumer. 'It was, in fact, the biblical Land of Shin'ar. It was the land whose name - Shumer - literally meant the Land of the Watchers. It was indeed the Egyptian Ta Neter - Land of the Watchers, the land from which the gods had come to Egypt.'"
"For in his days the angels of the Lord descended upon earth - those who are named The Watchers - that they should instruct the children of men, that they should do judgment and uprightness upon earth."The first mention of "The Watchers" or Nephilim is in Genesis 6, but they were ALSO PRESENT after the flood. Some attribute this to the belief that these giants were offspring of Shem, but others believe they were spirits who mingled with the daughters of men. In "The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered," Robert Eisman and Michael Wise wrote,
"The Book of Giants was another literary work concerned with Enoch, widely read (after translation into the appropriate languages) in the Roman empire....The 'giants' were believed to be the offspring of fallen angels (the Nephilim; also called Watchers) and human women" (parentheses theirs).As we've seen, I think that a better explanation of the origin of the Nephilim is that human, demon-possessed men, "the sons of God," had relations with the "daughters of men" and had these children. The Nephilim were called "The Watchers," and in New Age doctrine, there are hierarchies that have been supposedly guiding humanity on its journey through time, promising to help man come into a New Age after a cleansing of negative forces upon the earth. One of the names given to one of these hierarchies is exactly what the Nephilim were called, "The Watchers." As in the past history of mankind, they are associated with the UFO phenomena.
All of this is significant for today. You all know my testimony of this, but when I got hit with witchcraft a few years ago, the spirit that overwhelmed me told me I was the Christ, and, after overcoming it, I saw that spirit leave and ascend to one of the thrones of an hierarchal system. Through a study of leaders of the current revival movement, especially the Kansas City prophets, it was soon clear that the hit I took was an invitation to leadership. I say that because a year later, Toronto exploded on the scene and I heard testimonies of the very same hierarchy manifesting in Toronto. They preached what I saw, and what they preached was Manifest Sons, which is the establishment of a god-man race on the earth. The birthing and proposed godhood through spirit contact is now very evident in the movement. Furthermore, Mary had prayed about what was happening to me at the time, and the Lord said to her, "As it was in the days of Noah." When she looked up Genesis 6, there they were, the sons of God, the Nephilim, similarly described in the movement under Christian terms. What is significant here is that the New Age calls this hierarchal system "The Watchers," and that is what these Nephilim were called back when. You've heard the parallels for yourself, including how the Nephilim came to Egypt. Egypt is where Mike Bickel, a major KC prophet, got a supposed word that the Lord was starting a new movement on the earth and many were being invited to be leaders in it. Those leaders, of course, are empowered by the Manifest Son spirits of the New Age. I found that out the hard way. The reappearance of "The Watchers" after the flood is also significant. Let's look at two important verses found in Genesis 10:
9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.Nimrod, the first type of the antichrist mentioned in the Bible, ruled in the land of Shinar, and it was Shinar that was called "The Land of the Watchers," or Nephilim, or sons of God. Of course, part of his kingdom was Babel, and it is Babylon which we see rising in these days, the last days under a soon-to-come antichrist figure, an age when men begin to think they are gods.
2300-2100 BC (Date debatable) BABYLONIAN/CHALDEAN MYSTERIES:This Mystery Religions taught unchangeable laws concerning the human mind and its relationship to the body and the cosmos. This secret wisdom was withheld from the masses until they could accept the responsibility that came with in-depth knowledge. Psychic skills and psychic healing were a normal part of the teaching of these schools; occult initiations were required for entrance. The occult practices, astrology and magic and the goddess worship of the Babylonians were passed on to other nations through conquest, and found their entrance into the Ecumenical system through the cult of Mithra. Mithra came from Persia, and it is documented that the Persians got their worship from Ancient Babylon. A lot of time and detail could be spent here, but I want to only give a few quotes from Alexander Hislop's book, "The Two Babylons," and then move on. One interesting quote I found is this:
"As the Apocalyptic woman has in her hand a cup, wherewith she intoxicates the nations, so was it with the Babylon of old. . . ." "In the Chaldean Mysteries, Salverte says, 'To drink of mysterious beverages was indispensable on the part of all who sought initiation in these Mysteries.' There was a literal cup, and the beverages for initiation into the Babylonian Mysteries were just as real, used to numb the sense and the thinking."Hislop wrote,"The Chaldean Mysteries can be traced up to the days of Semiramis, who lived only a few centuries after the flood. . . . In the Mysteries, which she had a chief hand in forming, she was worshipped as Rhea, the great 'Mother' of the gods."In a footnote for these quotes, Hislop says,
"Plini makes reference to the cup of Semiramis, which fell into the hands of the victorious Cyrus. The gigantic proportions must have made it famous among the Babylonians and the nations with whom they had intercourse. It weighed fifteen talents, or 1200 pounds."Another interesting fact I found was in this quote:
"In 1825, on the occasion of the jubilee, Pope Leo XII struck a medal, bearing on the one side his own image, and on the other, that of the Church of Rome symbolized as a "Woman," holding in her left hand a cross, and in her right a cup, with the legend around her, . . . 'The whole world is her seat.'"The cross as a symbol in highly Egyptian, and Hislop's documentation is extraordinary. The Babylonian Mysteries also had a priesthood, and the priests held the knowledge of the Mysteries. Since they alone could interpret the Mysteries, and administer them, the people had to submit to them in implicit submission. The celibacy of the priesthood, the confessional booth and the priest as Confessor, the Mother-Child worship, sun worship as depicted in the Ecumenical host, Christmas, Easter, the sign of the cross made on the forehead - all the rites and practices of Babylon are found in strong similarity in Ecumenicalism.
Historians have found images depicting the Madonna and Child in most of the ancient nations' myths, always fashioned after the promise of one to come who would crush the head of the serpent. The roots of all that we know about the worship of Mary as the Great Mother and as the Madonna holding the Child can be attributed to Semiramis and her reincarnated Child-god, who was Nimrod come back to rule. Semiramis exalted her dead Nimrod as the sun god, then reincarnated as the Child she held, elevating her to a position of deity as the "Queen of Heaven," and "the Great Mother." The similarities are great between the Madonna and Child of Babylon of old and modern Rome. The same Madonna and Child are with us today through the Ecumenical Church, and there are signs that the popularity of today's representation is on the rise.
There are three aspects that we want to look at concerning the goddess worship of Babylon:
The Great Mother: Semiramus was worshipped as Rhea, "The Great Mother" of the gods, bringing forth the seed of the sun god, Nin, who was the reincarnation of her dead, but deified, husband, Nimrod. She was known also as the mother of the sons of the gods, much like Mary today who is the Mother of the Church and all who come to Christ. Remember , it is Mary whom the Pope says will bring about the rebirth of humanity through the triumph of her Immaculate Heart in unifying the Churches. There is not a goddess or Madonna and Child that cannot be traced back to Babylon in the days of Semiramus. In St. Alphonse de Liguori's work on Mary, and St. Louis de Montfort's as well, there is not a title or an attribute or description of character that don't coincide with Semiramis of Babylon and her depictions in other cultures.
The Sun God (Nimbus): In "Two Babylons," Hislop wrote,
"There is yet another remarkable characteristic of these pictures worthy of notice, and that is the nimbus or peculiar circle of light that frequently encompasses the head of the Roman Madonna. . . . It is found in the artistic representations of the great gods and goddesses of Babylon. The disk, and particularly the circle, were well-known symbols of the Sun-divinity. . . The same was the case in pagan Rome."Speaking of Circe, Hislop says,
"'the daughter of the Sun' with her head surrounded with a circle, in the very same way as the head of the Roman Madonna is at this day surrounded. Let any one compare the nimbus around the head of Circe, with that around the head of the Popish Virgin, and he will see how exactly they correspond."The Sun God (Communion): In Jeremiah, Scripture tells us that Israel "offered cakes to the Queen of Heaven." Hislop comments on this in reference to the Papal Communion or Eucharistic rite. He writes,
"The 'unbloody sacrifice' [the Queen of Heaven's] votaries not only offered, but when admitted to the higher mysteries, they partook of, swearing a new fidelity to her. In the fourth century, when the queen of heaven, under the name of Mary, was beginning to be worshipped in the Christian Church, this 'unbloody sacrifice' also was brought in. The very shape of the unbloody sacrifice of Rome may indicate whence it came. It is a small thin, ROUND wafer, . . . .What could have induced the Papacy to insist so much on the "roundness" of its unbloody sacrifice? . . . 'The thin, round cake,' says Wilkinson, ' occurs on all altars.' Almost every jot and tittle in the Egyptian worship had a symbolic meaning. The round disk, so frequent in the sacred emblems of Egypt, symbolized the sun. Now, when Osiris, the sun-divinity, became incarnate, and was born, it was not merely that he should give his life as a sacrifice for men, but that he might also be the life and nourishment of the souls of men."This is exactly what the Ecumenical Church teaches about the Eucharist. Popes actually took the name "Invictus," which was attributed to Mithra as the sun god, "Sol Invictus," meaning the "Invincible Sun." Even the letters on the host refer to Egypt. Hislop writes,
"There are letters on the [Roman] wafer that are worth reading. These letters are I.H.S. What mean these mystical letters? To a Christian these letters are represented as signifying, 'Issus Hominum Slavator,' 'Jesus the Saviour of men.' But let a Roman worshiper of Isis cast his eyes upon them, and how will he read them? He will read them, of course, according to his own well-known system of idolatry: 'Isis, Horus, Seb,' that is, 'The Mother, The Child, and the Father of the gods,' - in other words, 'The Egyptian Trinity.' Can the reader imagine that this double meaning is accidental? Surely not."From Babylon to Egypt to Persia to Rome to Ecumenicalism to our day, the gods of Babylon are now uniting the Church, under the direction of Mary, to lead it to a global Eucharistic celebration. Rhea as Mary will bring about a rebirth of humanity and become the mother of the new civilization, and will also lead the Church and the world to her son in that Eucharist, who will manifest to rule the world.
BC (Dates very debatable: Ancient Kingdom: 2400 BC; Middle Kingdom: 1750-1500 BC; New Kingdom 1500-332 BC) EGYPTIAN MYSTERY SCHOOLS:Only royalty and priests could learn advanced knowledge and its practice. Studies were related to the invisible world, progressive growth of the soul-mind, and the use of the psychic arts as a tool for this progression. These were added to, if not incorporated from, the Chaldean/Babylonian Mysteries. All that was of Babylon passed into Egypt. The goddesses had their names changed, but the spirits in back of them were the same. The sun god as well the Madonna and Child did not die in Babylon but were passed on to the nations.
1900 BC Abrahamwas promised a seed (Isaac typifying Christ). Abraham came out of Ur of the Chaldees. Isn't it ironic that out of the Chaldees came the Babylonian Mysteries that are now penetrating society in every area of life. Isn't it ironic that the man whose faith is lifted up as our example of faith for salvation came from the same place whose system has now changed that very covenant of promise. Isn't it ironic that the Pope and Hubbard and the revival leaders are implementing Babylon again today by uniting with Ecumenicalism in doctrine, while we stand in the faith of Abraham. The seed promised to Eve would come through Abraham's seed, while the devil worked at raising up his system of religions to counter the faith of Abraham, the faith of our salvation where we are accounted righteous by believing in the promised one, Jesus Christ.
1800 BC HINDUISM (Persia, India):Hinduism began as an organization of the tribal superstitions energized by the Babylonian mysteries. It is a Pantheistic religion, believing "God is All," the sum of all that exists, the "all" being found in both animate and inanimate objects. Good and evil are aspects of the same God.
Hindus believe in reincarnation/karma, denying the resurrection, and making God impersonal and their religion a religion of works. It is also a religion that believes in Maya, meaning that the only Reality there is, is in the spiritual realm, while the temporal world is an illusion. The goal of Hinduism is to liberate man from the material world by attainment of a high spiritual plane where one is united to "God." This process is called Samsara, meaning the transmigration of the soul on the wheel of life, where the Hindu must balance his Karma until the Atman, or Soul, is absorbed into the Universal Soul, called Brahman.
Hindus believe in millions of gods, and idolatry is not a stranger to their religious practices. Their trinity consists of Vishnu, the preserver, Sheva, the destroyer, and Brahma, the creator. Goddess worship is not foreign to their belief system, with Kali being one of their main goddesses and consort to the gods.
They believe Vishnu, the preserver, is the sun god who incarnates again and again as a Christ figure throughout mankind's history. The antichrist will be the embodiment of the gods of all religions, and the foundation to support the Hindu's accepting him as that is in their belief system.
1750 BC Jacob (Israel)has 12 sons, forming the Jewish nation through which Messiah, the promised seed of Eve and then to Abraham, would proceed. In the midst of the Devil's raising up his idolatrous religious systems in the world, a new nation was called to be unlike the others, a nation who would bring forth "Eve's seed," Abraham's Isaac, Sarah's child who would be Immanuel, God with us. The promise held and the word came forth to Jacob's offspring:
Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.A Star would rise out of Jacob to rule the world, while the nations worshipped their sun gods and the Queen of Heaven.
1740 BC STONEHENGE:Stonehenge was a center of religious worship near Salisbury, England. The arrangement of the stones is believed to have had an astrological purpose, and it was a place used for occult worship and the demonstration of psychic forces. These astrological practices have their source in the ancient kingdom of Babylon and were most likely centered on sun worship practices passed down from Babylon.
1500 BC MAYANS (See Calendar Below):Evidence for the existence of the Mayans goes as far back as the 6th century AD. This evidence had been found in North America. The religion is one of worship of nature gods, but the most important aspect of the Mayan religion that I found is the Mayan/Aztec Calendar. This
"Calendar points to the year 2012 as the end of this age . . . that began more than 5,000 years ago. The world will end in A.D. 2012, according to the Mayan calendar stone, as interpreted by Jose' Arguilles, New Age eschatologist, art historian and author of 'The Mayan factor'. . . . The Mayan Calendar, or Tzolkin, describes a 5,200-year Great Cycle beginning in 3113 B.C. and ending in A.D. 2012, Arguelles claims. This cycle, in turn, is embedded in a longer 26,000-year cycle, composed of five Great Cycles, which also ends in 2012. (Meaningful-coincidence buffs may note that this long cycle . . . corresponds to the 26,000 years of Plato's 'Great year' and of the astronomical precession of the zodiac.) 'What we are experiencing,' he concludes, 'is the climax of our particular species and evolutionary stage, the very last twenty-six years of a cycle some twenty-six thousand years in length'" (OMNI magazine, 1989).
1500 BC Mosesled the Exodus from Egypt and Israel was set free to be a light to the nations.
1350 BC ROSICRUCIANS:Rosicrucianism was born as one of the mystery schools of secret wisdom during 18th dynasty Egypt. When it was founded, it was called "The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC)." It does not consider itself a religion, but believes that Jesus was "one of the earth's great teachers" along with Muhammad, Buddha, Plato, the Hindu gods and many others. They share a widespread belief found in the pagan religions that Christ was not a person, but that the Christ spirit took possession of the body of Jesus.
They believe every man has this spirit in him, but that it must be awakened and realized. The blood atonement is an invention, making Rosicrucianism a religion of works. They believe in the Great White Brotherhood, being an offshoot of Freemasonry, which is also based in the mysteries religions of Egypt, and they believe, in our day, that humanity is moving into a New Age.
1100 BC King Davidis promised an heir to his throne who will rule forever, who would be Solomon typifying Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the one who would overcome and rule the nations and their gods.
1000 BC GREEK MYSTERIES:a composite of doctrines, based on study and personal experience during initiation, and made up of the secrets of mythologies and ancient Babylonian and Egyptian religions. The Greek Mysteries were also based on the concept that one must live righteously to have a noble life after death in one's next reincarnation.
604 BC TAOISM (Chinese):Though I have conflicting dates on this one, Taoism is said to be an offshoot of Confucianism, and is a religion and philosophy that sees the universe as engaged in ceaseless motion, activity and continual flux. This constant cosmic process is called the "Tao," and the ongoing goal of Taoism is to balance heaven and earth. The process is described in terms of Yin and Yang (the interplay of positive and negative energy). The balancing of this positive and negative energy is the foundation for much of the new practices in new Age medicine. It is from Taoism that the well-known phrase, "Go with the flow," originates. The Taoists, like Confucianists, are not believers in Reincarnation.
550 BC CONFUCIANISM (founder: Kung Fu-Tse):The basics of Confucianism were discussed under Taoism. Confucianism is a philosophy based on ancestor worship that teaches man should "adjust heaven with the earth" to preserve a balance. As with Taoism, many of the practices of Confucianism are used in new Age medicine.
550 BC BUDDHISM (founder: Gautama Buddha):Founded by Prince Siddharta Gautama, now called Gautama Buddha. Surprising to me was the fact that Buddhism was founded as a violent protest against Hinduism, and it is simply another form of Hinduism with minor modifications. The oldest Buddhist Scriptures are the Veda; Bhagavad Gita appeared later. Buddhism believes in monism, that all of reality is an undivided organism, "All is One." It is on this monistic "All is One" of Buddhism and the Pantheistic "All is God" of Hinduism that the unity effort of the New Age is based. Since all All is One, then All must be God. Buddhists believe in the annihilation of desire, development of the soul-mind through meditation, techniques of yoga, mystical devotion, some goddess worship, Reincarnation/Karma, and The Eight-Fold Path to Nirvana.
The Eight-Fold Path includes right understanding, right thoughts, right speech, right action, right means of earning a living, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. These eventually are said to lead one to Nirvana, a state of heavenly bliss. If you look closely, you will see that being politically correct in the modern age is basically the practice of the Eight-Fold Path to enlightenment.
Buddhism has what are called Four Noble Truths about the state of humanity, and if you look closely at these, you will see these as the road to the Millennium, the path to a New Age where all suffering is done away with and all becomes one. These Four Noble truths are: 1. Man suffers through sickness and old age. 2. This suffering is caused by man's inadequacies, such as greed. 3. Through his will,and certain spiritual techniques and knowledge, man can break through this suffering. 4. By undertaking the Eight-Fold Path, man may finally put an end to his suffering and achieve Nirvana, or union with the divine "all that is." This Eight-Fold [Path] explains why Buddhism has made such inroads in the Ecumenical faith, because it is very similar to its agenda, though the terminology may differ.
The Chinese River Goddess, Qwan Yin, is called the Goddess of Mercy, who helps men understand how to be happy, recognize their beauty within and how to succeed in attaining nirvana.
550 BC ZOROASTRIANISM (founder: Zoroaster):Zoriastrianism is an ancient Persian religion. Zoroastrians in one Creator manifesting in various aspects (dualism), for example, good and evil, and that the "Holy Spirit" inspires psychics in order to keep the cosmos orderly. Zoriastrianism is funded on the religion and practices of Babylon, and it is the religion that brought the cult of Mithra to Rome. The practices, beliefs and offices and hierarchies of the cult of Mithra were largely absorbed by the Ecumenical Church, from the Pope as the high priest to Communion to baptism to its celebrations. Thus, Babylon's survival through the Persian cult of Mithra survives still in Roman Catholicism.
500 BC JAINISMis a religion of India, an offshoot of Hinduism. Jainism teaches man can destroy evil in the soul by good works. They have a deep reverence for animal life, even sweeping a chair before sitting down lest there is an insect on it. They believe heavily in saint worship and their temples are usually found in caves. There is a sect within Jainism which rejects the worshipping of idols and icons.