Desperate Sheep Without a Shepherd
By Jan Markell
The "New Age Movement" (NAM) has been around since the
days of literal Babylon. It gained new strength in the
late 1800s and even more in the 1960s, which was the
"Age of Aquarius." While all participants are not
occultists, they all do love the supernatural and
experiential. They have many "gods." And they believe
the delusion that mankind is getting better and better.
Because they believe such a myriad of ideas, some call
these misguided seekers "cosmic soup."
In the 1980s, I gave seminars on this "new
spirituality," which it has been renamed in the 21st
century. I studied it then and knew it almost as well as
those who were enjoying their altered states of
consciousness. Thankfully, I wasn't.
In more recent years, the cause has been furthered by
the woman who never met a false teaching she didn't love
--Oprah Winfrey. She has paraded one guru after another
on her many platforms and made most of them wildly
In 1982, I chuckled at who I thought was
just another deluded crackpot, Benjamin Crème, who was
taking out full-page ads in multiple newspapers
announcing the soon-arrival of Lord Maitraya.
This superhero was to come on the scene for the benefit
of all religions and belief-systems. He was to be the
new "messiah." And while these deceived followers of
mystical enlightenment fully believed he could save the
world, I wondered if he was just a fantasy in the
esoteric minds of Crème -- a John the Baptist type --
and many NAM idealistic dreamers.
But now 25 years later, TV commercials are airing
about Lord Maitraya! Why was I a doubter? One such
commercial can be found
here. As a matter of fact, Benjamin Crème and
references to Maitraya are found all over the Internet's
favorite pastime, YouTube. In the minds of
Maitraya's followers, he is just over the horizon ready
to appear in his mystical, Eastern glory.
Once again we see the foundation for the
one-world religious system forming. As Chuck
Missler said on my radio program this past weekend
(February 28), to be posted late Monday, the apparitions
of Mary, which are all over the world now, will be a
uniter of religions because so many respect her,
including Islam. We carry both a book and a DVD of this
here. The Vatican, in fact, may become the
infrastructure for the one-world religion.
Clearly this "New Age Movement" or "new
spirituality" will play a prominent role in the global
religion. The antichrist will allow the "false
prophet" to have a lying-signs-and- wonders party for 3
½ years and that's it. From then on, only "Mr. Fix-it"
can have all the glory. Only the "man-with-a-plan" will
have the spotlight after that.
In my study for my seminars some years ago, I
learned quickly that almost all who are a part of the
cults and false religious systems are like sheep without
a shepherd. They are desperate, primed for deception,
jumping from one costly therapy, seminar, technique, or
group, all seeking the ever-illusive "higher self" and
the "god within."
They would see themselves as "spiritual" people. They
even refer to "the christ within" but it is a counter-christ.
They may be shocked when they stand before the Lord and
He says to them, "Not everyone who calls out to me,
'Lord, Lord' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only
those who do the will of my Father in Heaven will enter"
While there is time, share the gospel with them. Some
have a Christian background and have twisted the terms
you and I know. They will say they believe in God but it
is the "god within." They will flaunt their "Christ
This is just more end-time deception and delusion but
souls are involved so don't write these people off
without offering them new life! You are not responsible
for their decision. And if you see the Lord Maitraya
commercial on TV, use it as a reminder to pray
without ceasing for the deception that abounds today.
It is also a reminder of the many "false
christs" the Bible predicts for the last days.
Whether or not there is any credibility in Creme and
Maitraya really isn't the point. The point is that
many are looking for false saviors today.