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Channeling God

Posted by susanb99 on April 14, 2008

Channeling – the practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide. (dictionary.com)

There are many examples today of channeling. A Course in Miracles was “scribed” by Dr. Helen Schucman through a process of inner dictation she identified as coming from Jesus. Over a period of seven years, Dr. Schucman transcribed these thoughts into the curriculum which is now being promoted by Marianne Williamson and Oprah Winfrey among others. Included in the course are these teachings:

  • “There is no sin. . . “9
  • A “slain Christ has no meaning.”10
  • “The journey to the cross should be the last ‘useless journey.’”11
  • “Do not make the pathetic error of ‘clinging to the old rugged cross.’”12
  • “The Name of Jesus Christ as such is but a symbol. . . . It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray.”13
  • “God is in everything I see.”14
  • “The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself.”15
  • “The oneness of the Creator and the creation is your wholeness, your sanity and your limitless power.”16
  • “The Atonement is the final lesson he [man] need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation.”17
  • (from an article by Warren Smith, posted on Herescope)

    By comparing scripture with the claims of A Course In Miracles, one can see immediately that this curriculum must be avoided if one is truly a born-again Bible-believing Christian. This teaching is a “doctrine of demons”, a doctrine that came directly from a demon who Dr. Schucman called “Jesus”.

    Another example is “The Secret, The Law of Attraction”. The Secret was originally written by Esther Hicks who channels “Abraham”, a group of spirit guides or “entities”. To harness the power of “the secret”, one must think positively, which changes one’s environment and events positively. A person becomes a magnet for “good things”. So what’s wrong with thinking positively? Nothing, as long as one is “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5). What does Jesus Christ have to do with The Secret? Absolutely nothing. Anyone can use the method and be successful, all without Jesus Christ. The Secret also teaches that a person can become One with the universe. If anyone can become a “good”, spiritual person by circumventing the doctrines and teachings of Jesus Christ, then The Secret teachings are unbiblical and heretical. Just the fact that this spirituall process came from demons should keep any Christian away from the material.

    Another example is Bob Jones, a prophet from the Elijah List. He has prophecied many times, but his “words from God” do not match scripture. Last year, he prophecied about “green stones with fire” and compared these falling green stones, that fell from the ceiling at a church meeting, to the Holy Spirit. Read the prophecy here. His prophecy is a convoluted, entangled mash of Latter Rain theology, New Age thought, and just plain make-it-up-as-I-go philosophy. His words are supposedly from God. Which god? Where did he get this heretical information? He is getting these “words” from some entity that is NOT the true God of the Bible. Try reading his prophecy and comparing it to scripture — it doesn’t stand a chance.

    Just recently, Kim Clement of the Elijah List gave a prophecy regarding Barack Obama. Included in the prophecy is this quote from “God”:

    For God said, “Even though you may think this or that, there is an element of righteousness inside of him [Obama] to reach out for Jesus…

    That is unscriptural. Our righteousness is but “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). We are made righteous through Jesus Christ — there is no other Way. Kim Clement’s “god” contradicts the Word of God. Again, comparing the teachings/writings to scripture shows that they fall flat.

    In all the examples in this article, one just needs to open a Bible and see that these teachings are heretical and lead one away from God and Jesus Christ. The authors in each of these cases are “channeling” a god, an entity that teaches contrary to scripture — demons that lead people down the broad road to destruction.

     
    Related Posts & Articles:
    Esther Hicks and Abraham
    The Prophecies of the Elijah List
    Kim Clement’s Political and New Age Abominations

     

     

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    What is Oprah Teaching About EASTER?

    Posted by susanb99 on March 18, 2008

    From Herescope:

    “The song of Easter is the glad refrain the Son of God was never crucified.”
    — “Jesus” of A Course in Miracles

    During this Easter week, it is important to understand what Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Williamson and Eckhart Tolle are teaching about Jesus Christ and Easter.

    This week and daily throughout this whole year, Oprah has enlisted Marianne Williamson to teach from the A Course in Miracles, on her Oprah & Friends XM Satellite Radio. A Course in Miracles is reputedly “new revelation” that was channeled from a “Jesus” through a New York psychologist by the name of Helen Schucman.

    Oprah is also in the midst of a ten-week New Age Internet class that she is co-teaching with “spiritual teacher” Eckhart Tolle, which is based on his new book The New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Plume, 2006). According to Tolle, Jesus’ teaching of “salvation” means “a radical transformation of human consciousness” (p. 13) and the process of “rebirth” is “reincarnation.” (p. 252)… Read More…

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    Oprah – The Queen of the New Age Gurus

    Posted by susanb99 on March 2, 2008

    Video from FOX News
    Bill Keller on Neil Cavuto’s Our World on 29 Feb 2008

    Link: Oprah – The Most Dangerous Woman in America
    Queen of the New Age Gurus

    (video link has been repaired)

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    Oprah Winfrey and Marianne Williamson: Reflections on their New Age Christ

    Posted by susanb99 on December 15, 2007

    From Herescope:

    On 11/8/07 New Age leader and Oprah & Friends XM Satellite reporter Marianne Williamson put up a “Big News!” announcement on her www.marianne.com website. Her announcement seemed quite confident and authoritative. She even had a link to Oprah & Friends XM Satellite Radio. She wrote:

    Big News!
    Beginning January 1, 2008, I will be teaching A Course in Miracles daily on Oprah & Friends XM 156. For one year, we will go through the entire Course. If this is of interest to you, get your XM ready, take your Course off the shelf or order a copy. We’re going to do the Course, and stay the course!

    On 11/09/07 Herescope posted an article by former New Age follower Warren Smith entitled Oprah and Friends to Teach Course on New Age Christ. In that article Smith presented significant concerns about Oprah & Friends teaching this New Age Course in Miracles. Many years ago he was a devoted student of A Course in Miracles and he discovered that the teachings of the Course – supposedly “new revelation” channeled from “Jesus” – were diametrically opposed to the teachings of the true Jesus Christ of the Bible. He came to understand that the “Jesus” of A Course in Miracles was one of the false christs that the real Jesus warned His followers to watch out for:

    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:3-5)

    Shortly after the posting of Smith’s article and the two subsequent articles on Herescope, there was considerable concern – at least in Christian circles – that Oprah was using her radio program to teach this New Age Course. Many Internet sources cited what was happening. Amidst the uproar, Marianne Williamson’s “Big News!” announcement suddenly disappeared from her website. All attempts to get information on why Williamson withdrew her announcement were to no avail.

    However, Marianne Williamson has just posted a new announcement on her website that seems to take the place of the “Big News!” announcement of several days ago:

    Starting January 1 on Oprah and Friends XM156, I will be discussing my daily reflections on A Course in Miracles. Watch this space for details.

    Send me any questions you have about A Course in Miracles and its application to your daily life. Some of these questions will be used on my radio show. (Be sure to include your phone number.)…

    Read the rest of the article HERE.

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    Reinventing Jesus Christ

    Posted by susanb99 on December 14, 2007

    Online book by Warren Smith

     Reinventing Jesus Christ

    Excerpt from the book:

    In brief, A Course In Miracles teaches that all is love… According to the Course, love is all there is. And because God is love, God is therefore in everyone and everything. Because God is sinless, perfect, and “at one” with all creation, then we, as a part of God, are also sinless and perfect in our “oneness” with Him. Man’s only “sin” is not remembering his own perfect, sinless, divine nature… (page 10)

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