Here’s what transpired in November with Forcing Change and inside the Teichrib household.
- A little known aspect of Forcing Change is our research assistance to Bible college students. Each year we have students who contact us as they seek information and guidance on major school projects. In the past we’ve had students access our library to do research on Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, interfaithism, social and spiritual trends, and cults and world religions. In November we had a student from a Bible college in Western Canada utilize the Forcing Change holdings on Mormonism, and in the process, stayed around to learn about the rise of transformational festivals and evolutionary culture. This type of research assistance and mentoring has happened enough times to cause us to consider an additional approach to our work; To establish a recognized institution with the goal of supporting and equipping Christian college students in research, educational, and publishing goals. At this point we’re not sure how this would look and whether it would be a viable endeavor – but it’s worth considering. Keep us in prayer as we contemplate and explore possibilities.
- Facilitated the Q&A session at the Westman Bible Conference in Boissevain, Manitoba. The speakers this year were Cathi Lynn Dyck, host of the Scita>Scienda blog, freelance writer, and professional editor from rural Manitoba; Marc Schooley, a Houston-area pastor and author who works in the genre of Christian speculative fiction; and Dr. Stewart Kelly, a philosophy professor from Minot State University, author of Truth Considered and Applied, and member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Overall it was a great day, packed with a lot of thinking-points and challenges to ponder. For those who may not be aware, the Westman Bible Conference has been an ongoing event for the past five years, and has hosted a variety of excellent speakers and authors with the intent of equipping, encouraging, and challenging the Christian community in Western Manitoba. This year, unfortunately, was the last year for the conference – unless, of course, someone from Western Manitoba re-introduces the event (hint, hint, nudge, nudge Western Manitoba…). And a big thank you! goes out to Dave and Cathi Dyck of Scita>Scienda for the energy, time, and hard work they put into organizing and hosting this conference series.
- Spoke at the St. Laurent, Lakeside Gospel Chapel in the beginning of the month. St. Laurent is a small community on the east side of Lake Manitoba, two hours from my part of the province. The group that meets at the Chapel is very small, only a handful of families, but their warmth and keen interest in studying the Bible always makes it a pleasure to drive the distance and spend time with them.
- Gave an afternoon workshop to a homeschool group, comprising both students and parents. The topics: Comparing and contrasting Christianity to other world religions and belief systems, and exploring deep ecology and the countering Biblical worldview. It was a fantastic afternoon with plenty of questions, probing comments, and great discussions.
- Hosted an awareness night for my home church on the topic of Mormonism. In the process, we viewed a section of the video documentary “Jesus Christ vs. Joseph Smith” (see below for the video). We then skyped in our friends, Shane and Kim Jones, from Trigrace in central Utah. Shane and Kim are Christian missionaries working within the Mormon community in the town of Ephrium and the Sanpete Valley region, and were thus able to offer personal insights and help explain the fundamental differences between Christianity and Mormonism.
- This was a month of blessings as we connected with dear friends from across Manitoba. To those who touched our lives in November, thank you! Thank you for your prayers, your encouragement, and your support in the work being done through Forcing Change.
- Two of our friends were involved in a catastrophic trucking accident that involved three rigs in western Ontario. The driver, a young man from our community (I’ll withhold his name for privacy sake), has suffered multiple injuries; a broken right leg, 5 broken ribs, 3 broken or crushed vertebrae, a lung separated from its liner, a broken shoulder blade, sever cuts (has staples in his head), and cuts and bruises from his face to his feet. I’ve seen some private pictures of the wrecked truck, and there’s no way our friend should be alive – he experienced a miracle. Pray for his physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
The co-driver, Ben Bueckert, passed away due to his injuries. He was 57. Ben’s faith was alive, and he had a way of communicating that would inevitably bring the conversation around to Jesus Christ – whether he knew you or not. As a long time, long-haul trucker who continually showed concern for others, he was well-known in the hauling network from Toronto to Vancouver, particularly in the FedEx community. Wherever he went, from loading docks to truck stops to mechanic’s shops, Ben was known for his smile, his genuine concern for others, and his integrity. Pray for Ben’s family, that they would be strengthened and comforted during this time.
There are many people impacted by this accident: The owner of the trucking company was not just their employer, but personal friends and neighbors with both drivers and their extended families. Pray for the owner and his family that they would be strengthened during this very hard time. And of course, as both drivers are from our part of rural Manitoba, as is the trucking company, this accident has touched our district in a powerful way.
- Attended the Gladstone, Manitoba, Remembrance Day ceremony, where our son, Scott, along with two other Air Cadet officers, laid the Government of Canada wreath. For those outside of Canada: Remembrance Day is a time set aside to remember the sacrifice of my country’s men and women who served in the armed forces. It’s a sobering national holiday during which time government offices and private businesses close to show respect, and in communities across the land – from big cities to tiny villages – ceremonies are held to remember those who served and continue-to-serve in Canada’s military.
- We tried, as a family, to take “family pictures.” We tried…
- Chuck Black, Kingdom’s Dawn (Multnomah, 2006).
- Isaac Asimov, Robert Dreams (Ace Books, 190).
November 11 is Remembrance Day, when we in Canada pay tribute to the men and women who fought and died in the service of this nation.
Here’s a listing of Canada’s actions and the numbers involved: Remember, behind each number is an individual, and behind each individual a multitude of friends and family. You’ll find the listing under this well-done video.
Note: Look at the numbers for World War I and II in comparison to the general population at the time. Incredible…
Canada at War after Confederation
Nile Expedition, 1884: 16 of the “Nile Voyageurs” died during the Sudan campaign.
North-West Rebellion, 1885: 58 Canadian Militia force members killed, almost 100 wounded, and 70 Canadian Métis killed.
Boer War, 1889-1902: Over 7,000 served, and 267 died.
World War I, 1914-1918: 61,000 killed, approximately 172,000 wounded. Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted, and at the time Canada’s total population was approximately 8 million. I could not find the numbers for the Canadian Government Merchant Marines, which ferried vital supplies across the North Atlantic.
Russian Civil War involvement, 1918-1920: Numbers are hard to come by; 4000 – 6000 troops were dispatched to various Allied forces throughout the Russian conflict zone, including the Murmansk and Archangel regions (Canadian Field Artillery), Black Sea, and to Vladivostok (Siberian Expeditionary Force).
World War II, 1939-1945: Over 1 million served, with 42,042 killed, approximately 54,000 wounded, and almost 9,000 taken prisoner. At the time Canada’s total population was approximately 11.5 million. Canada’s Merchant Navy, which made thousands of crossings through the North Atlantic, witnessed over 1100 deaths primarily due to U-boat attacks. Canada’s Commonwealth Air Training contribution must also be remembered, with over 150,00o students involved in air combat instruction in our wide-open skies – including the training of combat pilots from England and the United States. Numerous accidental deaths and injuries occurred during this intense training program.
Korea War, 1950-1953: Over 500 killed, and approximately 1200 wounded.
United Nations/NATO Operations (not including Korea or Afghanistan), 1956 to Present: 125 dead. Couldn’t find numbers for the wounded.
Vietnam: Although Canada was not officially involved, a counter movement happened in relationship to American draft-dodgers seeking refuge north of the US border; Canadians, approximately 30,000 according to CBC Digital Archives, volunteered to fight in Vietnam. How many were actually involved in combat is difficult to establish, but 110 died in operations within Indochina.
Iraq, 2003: Although Canada was not officially involved, a small number of Canadian forces were on the ground as part of an exchange program with the American military.
Afghanistan (2001-present): 158 dead, many injured.
NORAD (1957-present): I’m unsure if any Canadian personnel have died in NORAD operations, but to those who have worked on the DEW and PINE lines, and for those continuing northern air-defence activities, thank you.
Canadian territory, both land and water, witnessed many battles and skirmishes before Confederation. Here are a few:
- French-Iroquois War.
- King William’s War: including the Battle for Hudson Bay.
- The fur-trade skirmishes.
- Queen Anne’s War: which contested the Maritimes.
- British and French War: including the Plains of Abraham.
- American invasion of 1775 (Battle of Quebec).
- American privateer skirmishes in the Maritimes.
- War of 1812: which witnessed the burning of York and the subsequent capture of Washington DC, and the burning of the Whitehouse.
- The Upper Canada Rebellion and the ill-fated private American invasion (Battle of the Windmill).
- Fenian Raids (started before Confederation and lasted a few years afterward): the invasion of private American/Irish forces which resulted in battles, skirmishes, and threats to Canadian unity.
After the close of each month I post a few details about the previous weeks. Here’s the October Update.
- Wrapped up the October edition of Forcing Change magazine, which contains a draft selection from a new book project. Yes! I’m working on a manuscript! In the past, I’ve started and shelved book ideas for various reasons. My hope and prayer is that this attempt will bear some fruit.
The chapter included in the October issue of Forcing Change is titled “Politicizing Eco-Spirituality: The Call for Interdependence.” Here’s the E-Alert summary that was sent out,
Christianity is under intense pressure to change, to conform to this world – its ethics, values and priorities. The amount of evidence pointing to the quest for transformation is overwhelming, with the pressure-to-change coming from so many cultural, spiritual, and political movements.
One undeniable pressure point that has caused extensive priority shifts within Christendom comes via the deep green movement. Today, churches throughout the Western world embrace Earth-centric philosophies and preach a “green gospel.” This is not accidental. For decades the environmental movement has leveled charged against Christianity, and we, in turn, have succumbed to the accusations by adopting their points of reference, their philosophical positions, their language, and their political causes.
In this edition of Forcing Change magazine, you are introduced to a draft chapter of an upcoming book exposing and detailing this eco-transformation and its challenge to Christianity. Here, in this magazine edition, you’ll uncover the social and political push to accept interdependence, the underlying antagonism within the green movement toward Biblical Christianity, and the fundamental conflict between Global Humanity’s desire for inclusivity and the Biblical message of God’s exclusive design.
Furthermore, this edition carries a short but important article on the radical push-back being encountered in the climate community. It’s a telling piece.
So download your copy of Forcing Change today!
P.S. from Carl: Please consider us as a family in your prayers as I undergo this extensive writing and publishing project – first, that the time and resources to complete this task would be available. Then, that wisdom and sound thinking would be expressed in the pages, and that once done the book will challenge Christians to think about motives and responses from a Biblical position. Along the way, please pray that we find the right fit regarding a publishing solution and platform for launching this project, as all of this remains in question.
- Spoke to an adult Sunday School class in southern Manitoba. The topic: “Is God Green?” We had some great questions and comments afterwards.
- Spoke at the Minneapolis/St.Paul Worldview Weekend conference. This was a one-day event, and my topic was “Social Justice.”
- Radio shows I appeared as a guest: Uncommon Awareness and The Janet Mefferd Show.
- Our highlight as a family was our children’s involvement with the Central Manitoba Youth Choir, an audition-based group of 50 high school students from across the region. Both Scott and Austin were accepted earlier in the year, and after two long and intense rehearsal weekends, the choir embarked on a 5 day tour with 15 performances in the middle of October. Songs included hymns and classical pieces to contemporary choir arrangements, and concerts were held in churches, schools, senior homes and theatres. Leanne and I chaperoned one of the rehearsals, which started on a Friday evening and didn’t wrap up until mid-Sunday afternoon – hours and hours and hours of singing! It was a great experience for Scott and Austin, complete with new friends, new challenges, and many fond memories.
- Our daughter started taking Driver’s Education classes and received her learners permit. Congratulations!
- Scott, now a senior at Air Cadets – the Canadian Air Force program for youth – had to teach some classes on different aspects of aviation, including World War I and II aircraft history. It was a good challenge.
- Our Toastmasters club hosted an area humourous speech contest. Hence, I had the opportunity to chair the event and listen to some enjoyable talks!
- Thomas Cahill, How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (Knopf Doubleday, 1996).
Dear Friends of Forcing Change,
I have to admit the surprising response invoked by the August edition of Forcing Change, which tackled “transformational festivals” and evolutionary culture. People from around the world sent emails, Facebook notes, and I fielded calls and had some great conversations. Forcing Change, it turns out, had hit on a groundbreaking subject, becoming the first publication from the Christian research community – as far as I’m aware – to pull the broader pieces together, demonstrating an international and intentional movement of culturally-charged evolutionary spirituality.
Now, drawing from personal experiences bumping into emergent culture on a recent road trip, this latest edition of Forcing Change includes some new thoughts on the subject. Also presented is information on two other festivals: Wickerman and Universal Religion. As stated in Forcing Change,
…today we have a new generation, well distanced from Biblical values, that yearns for a spiritual and social revolution. Transformational festivals, representing the spirit of change, re-packages the New Age for this context; evolutionary spirituality, organic community, visionary art, ecstatic encounters, radical inclusiveness, experiential group dynamics – all speak to the desired reality shift. In short, the rising phenomena of transformational festivals represents the cutting edge of the ‘new’ New Age.
Going beyond the subject of transformational events, this issues also looks into education as a means of social restructuring. Two articles are presented that cover the topic, including an important examination of the The Lightning Thief, and a review of educational history from a global context.
Finally, wrapping up this smorgasbord of articles and information is the complete reprint of an official United State document, released this summer, admitting to a global agenda of alternative sexuality. It’s an eye-opening text.
If you’re a member of Forcing Change, log-on and download the latest edition today! If you’re not a member, join now and gain access to all 7-years of back issues, and the complete audio archive of Forcing Change Radio!
September must have only been two weeks long, because it came to an end so quickly! Anyway, here’s some of what transpired during the month.
- Gave a presentation at the Winnipeg Prophecy Conference on the environmental movement, it’s history and worldview, along with comparisons and contrasts to the Biblical framework. The title of my talk was: “Is God Green?” I also volunteered to MC part of the three-day gathering. The Winnipeg Prophecy Conference is an annual event bringing together Bible teachers, authors, apologists, Creationists, and commentators on world affairs. For me, what makes this an extra special event are the many friends that attend – often times people I only have a chance of seeing once a year.
- Finished the September edition of Forcing Change (although it didn’t get posted until October 1). This issue highlights a recent road trip (see below) and how I inadvertently bumped into elements of Evolutionary Culture along the way; transformational festivals and New Age-emergent spirituality. These encounters were not earth-shattering by any stretch, but each one reinforced the fact that our Western society is in the process of shifting.
- Recorded a number of broadcasts of Forcing Change Radio, and talked to a few people about coming on as guests in the late fall or early winter. If you’re a member, you can listen to the program archives by logging on at Forcing Change.
- Throughout September I was contacted by Forcing Change readers from around the world. These many emails and Facebook messages, and the conversations over the phone and in-person from people across North America, were a great encouragement regarding the work I did on transformational festivals. Little did I know what kind of a response this issue would raise. As it turns out, the August edition of Forcing Change may very well be the first time a publication from the Christian research community has cracked open this global phenomena – demonstrating a new international social/spiritual trend. Of course, it’s not “new,” as it’s been around for some time and has roots in ancient pagan contexts, but it is “new” in that it has become a cultural change agent for our time. As mentioned in the September edition of Forcing Change, it’s the “new” New Age.
- A huge highlight for September was the time spent with friends; at the Winnipeg Prophecy Conference, having a wiener roast in the bush (never mind the gnat swarm – they don’t bite), enjoying communal dinners, and going on a road trip. We were especially blessed to have friends from Indiana who drove the distance to spend three weeks with us; the only downside was that our friend Andy developed a severe case of shingles – not fun.
- Went on a fast road trip across Western Canada with our friends from Indiana. We traversed southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, and visited Banff, Yoho National Park, and Jasper. We even made a quick run to Valemount, BC and passed by Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the entire Rocky Mountain chain. Returning home, we went through Edmonton and then over to north-central Saskatchewan – including the city of Prince Albert – before stopping at Nipawin Bible College to surprise some friends. From Nipawin, SK, we toured the Carrot River country and dropped into Manitoba on the north side of the Porcupine Hills… then home! Majestic mountains, thundering waterfalls, sweeping prairie landscapes, vast forests, sleepy villages and bustling cities, good food and great conversations; All the ingredients of a fantastic road trip. Only three downfalls: 1) Andy’s shingles were driving him nuts, although he held himself together admirably. 2) A week is not enough time to properly see such a massive swath of country. 3) On the return leg we had a tire blow-out 300 miles from home.
- Besides the road trip blow-out, we had three flat tires in three weeks. Our home is located in a rural part of the province, and most of the roads are dirt and gravel, which chew through tires quickly. Added to this is the fact that we live about a mile away from the municipal garbage dump. So, our local roads are laced with old nails, screws, and other assorted objects that are irresistibly attracted to rubber. I love living in the sticks, but annually changing tire sets and routinely dealing with leaks and flats… gets old.
- Our two children, Scott and Austin, attended their first rehearsal of the Central Manitoba Youth Choir. Getting prepped for the tour!
- Scott went gliding with his Air Cadet squadron… nothing but smiles!
- Spent an afternoon metal detecting with Scott. Didn’t find anything substantial, but nevertheless enjoyed the day. He found a dollar plus in change, and I discovered the missing piece of a silver angel that I partially uncovered in August.
- Austin, our teenage daughter, has expressed interest in a number of career choices; Lawyer, judge, Prime Minister of Canada, psychologist, chicken farmer… and why not? At 15, the world is wide open with opportunities and options. So in early September she pitched the idea of hairdresser.
“If this is something that interests you,” I explained, “you need to try your hand at cutting a head of hair.” And yes, my mop was long overdue for a trim… so I volunteered my head.
Despite the first “cut” being a sharp but bloodless stab to the neck, she did an ok job. Leanne, my wife, provided “damage control” towards the end of the “hair appointment,” and before bed I found myself in front of the mirror with a pair of scissors… but there wasn’t any blood! And my hair was shorter, in some places much shorter – forming an alternating crisscross pattern across the top of my head. So in September I fashionably sported an artistic looking, “zipper-style,” hairdo.
Although I read somewhat, I didn’t have the opportunity to finish any of the books I’m working on. Maybe in October I’ll find the time… waiting for my hair to grow back.
By Carl Teichrib
NOTE: This older article about a little-known small-press book helps to demonstrate the worldview shift taking place in Western civilization. It was originally published by the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute in 2004 as a shorter article titled “A New Jesus,” and over the course of three years it was reprinted in various formats.
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Finally, I have made some editorial changes to this piece in order to enhance the flow.
Allow me to introduce to you the new Jesus. This isn’t the Jesus Christ known to us from the pages of the Holy Bible, rather, this Jesus is a new version cast into the arena of international politics and global social change.
Wondering what I’m talking about?
In the fall of 1999, I received a little book titled The Night Jesus Christ Returned To Earth, authored by Captain Tom A. Hudgens. In the late 1990′s, while attending conferences on international affairs, I had the opportunity of listening to Mr. Hudgens present his views on “world order” and global citizenship. At that time, Mr. Hudgens was President and CEO of the Association to Unite the Democracies – an organization dedicated to the advancement of global government by working towards the unification of leading democratic countries – so his views carried a decidedly internationalist flavor. Not surprisingly, so does the Jesus character of Hudgens’ book.
In his Foreword, Hudgens writes, “In this book I have intentionally put words into Jesus’ mouth. Whether the words came directly to me from Him or that the words are my own invention is debatable” . Hudgens then draws out a challenge, “If what I have Jesus say in this book does not agree with what you think He would say, I challenge you to write down what you think He would endorse today” .
As a work of fiction, the author portrays Jesus Christ as returning to Earth during the Millennium Celebrations at Times Square in New York City. The year, 1999, is only seconds away from closing.
“At the very moment that the white ball should start its descent, a loud explosion scatters the ball into a million pieces of confetti. In its place is Jesus Christ, descending and arriving at the bottom for his triumphal return to Earth, not as described in the Book of Revelation, but as He Himself had decided to make His entrance.” 
At this point in the book, Jesus explains why he appeared first in the United States, and New York City more specifically:
1. America has the most Christians,
2. The United Nations is headquartered in New York, and…
3. The US is the “freest of all nations and the guarantor of freedom and human rights” .
Jesus then asks “all citizens of the world to elect ten disciples for me…” . All of this is rather novel, especially given the fact that the Jesus of the Bible always invited His disciples to follow Him – it was not a matter of democracy, but of invitation and personal calling.
Hudgens then describes what his version of Jesus “would endorse today.”
1. A stabilization of the United Nations and a call to global democracy .
2. A uniting of all democratic countries into a limited federal republic; ie, a world government. In fact, this “Millennium Messiah” [my phrase] makes numerous direct references to the Association to Unite the Democracies – Hudgens’ world government lobbying organization – its agendas and ideas, and its importance in striving for a political, economic, and military unification of like-minded nations .
3. That the European Union should become the core group used to unite the democracies, and that other existing international arrangements (such as NATO) be brought into the fold .
4. That “total gun control” is necessary. In this regard, the National Rifle Association is mentioned as a negative factor in America‘s political system .
5. A calling to “sap the strength of the multinational corporations which are ruling the world.” Hudgens’ Jesus explained that these multinational corporations are “ruling the world” to the detriment of the poor .
6. A calling for population control and the necessity of abortion in order to ensure the safety of the Earth’s environment. Hudgens’ Jesus even tells us when life begins; “when the umbilical cord is severed.” Moreover, Jesus goes so far as to tell his New York audience that, “I plan to speak with the Pope about this matter” .
7. And Jesus brings religion into the picture by declaring, “Over time I believe we can show that Christianity is compatible with all other religions. My coming will help to solidify the religions” .
I understand that Mr. Hudgens’ name and organization are not recognized house-hold words, although the Association to Unite the Democracies has been influential in the World Federalist community and historic NATO circles. Nevertheless, few people outside of global government lobby groups will have heard of the individual or his association. And it’s not that his book The Night Jesus Christ Returned To Earth ever became an influential top-seller. Odds are, those who have the book are few and far-between.
So why focus on this little known book? Because the concepts represented by Hudgens demonstrate a line of thinking found within elements of the international community. And of this we need to be aware.
Former United Nations high-official, Robert Muller, readily preached a new global order which incorporated a politically internationalist New Age Jesus [NOTE: Muller passed away in 2010]. In his 1982 book, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Muller wrote, “If Christ came back to earth, his first visit would be to the United Nations to see if his dream of human oneness and brotherhood had come true” .
In a section of New Genesis titled “The Reappearance of Christ” [a transcript of the speech he gave at the Arcane School Conference, an esoteric body connected to Lucis Trust and the occult philosophies of Alice Bailey], Muller spells out a lengthy yet revealing vision of “Christ” within a new world paradigm.
“So everywhere I look – and I am not a theologian or a philosopher, I am just a United Nations official trying to make a little sense out of all this – everywhere I see the Christ’s luminous messages. They are all still among us, they are coming again to the fore ever more potently. In the present global world they have to express themselves in the ecumenism of religions. The world’s major religions in the end all want the same thing, even though they were born in different places and circumstances on this planet. What the world needs today is a convergence of the different religions in the search for and definition of the cosmic or divine laws which out to regulate our behavior on this planet. World-wide spiritual ecumenism, expressed in new forms of religious cooperation and institutions, would probably be closest to the heart of the resurrected Christ. I would wholeheartedly support the creation of an institutional arrangement in the UN or in UNESCO for a dialogue and cooperation between religions. There is a famous painting and poster which shows Christ knocking at the tall United Nations building, wanting to enter it. I often visualize in my mind another even more accurate painting: that of a United Nations which would be the body of Christ.” 
Muller’s vision didn’t emerge from his own sense of spiritual understanding, it is the result of other peoples work – including the mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Muller devotes a chapter to Chardin in New Genesis) , and Theosophist and occultist Alice Bailey, whose writings have heavily influenced the Robert Muller School program .
Chardin, a controversial Catholic theologian, advocated the complete unification of mankind, including,
1. The development of a common humanity-wide consciousness .
2. A “new spiritual dimension” based on “universal unification” , and the establishment of a universal human creed; “…a new spirit for a new order” .
3. A complete economic, political, and social planetary structure based on group thinking,
“…everything suggests that at the present time we are entering a peculiarly critical phase of super-humanisation. This is what I hope to persuade you of by drawing your atention to an altogether extraordinary and highly suggestive condition of the world round us, one which we all see and are subject to, but without paying attention to it, or at lease without understanding it: I mean the increasingly rapid growth in the human world of the forces of collectivisation.
The phenomenon calls for no detailed description. It takes the form of the all- encompassing ascent of the masses; the constant tightening of economic bonds; the spread of financial and intellectual associations; the totalisation of political regimes; the closer physical contact of individuals as well as nations; the increasing impossibility of being or acting or thinking alone – ” .
4. Global unification through supernatural powers; “Whether we wish it or not, Mankind is becoming collectivised, totalised under the influence of psychic and spiritual forces on a planetary scale” .
5. And an endorsement and longing for the United Nations to flourish, even though it is still imperfect and will remain so until complete social totalization is achieved .
Placing the capstone on all of this is the ongoing and incomplete work of the New Age Christ,
“And since Christ was born, and ceased to grow, and died, everything has continued in motion because he has not yet attained the fullness of his form. He has not gathered about Him the last folds of the garment of flesh and love woven for him by his faithful. The mystical Christ has not reached the peak of his growth… and it is the continuation of this engendering that there lies the ultimate driving force behind all created activity… Christ is the term of even the natural evolution of living beings.” 
Similar to Chardin, Alice Bailey – founder of Lucifer Publishing Company, which later morphed into Lucis Trust and has since spurred other New Age subsidiaries – taught that a transformed world was close at hand. Like Chardin’s “new spirit for a new order,” Bailey wrote in her book, The Rays and The Initiations, “Some day the minds of men – illuminated by the light of the soul – will formulate the one universal religion, recognizable by all” .
Expanding this spiritual collective philosophy further, Bailey revealed that the new world Christ will manifest himself physically, directing his will into the arena of world politics, economics, and religion . Even now, Bailey explained in her 1940′s text, the apparent contradiction of national and international conflict is geared towards this singular purpose – a “climax,” a “point of tension” that “will eventually prove to be the agent that will bring about a point of emergence” .
Muller, Chardin, Bailey… each of these visionaries, and scores more, called for a restrucutred international political system, global economic change, and a social transformation of the globe – all brought about by a New Age Messiah. Which brings us full circle, coming face-to-face with Hudgens’ “Millennium Jesus” and the challenge: What would Jesus endorse today?
Actually, this isn’t too hard to figure out. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Knowing this, it’s fairly easy to discern what Jesus Christ would endorse today; it’s the same thing He endorsed 2000 years ago – an exclusive way to the Father (John 14:6) and that man is in need of a Savior because man is a sinful creature (John 3:16-21).
But the above reality of the Biblical Jesus, as opposed to Hudgens’ “world savior,” doesn’t bode well in today’s climate of global tolerance and planetary correctness. Instead, a New Age Messiah is desired and anticipated, one that is willing to embrace all religions and unite all nations.
1 Captain Tom A. Hudgens, The Night Jesus Christ Returned To Earth (Denver, CO: BILR Corporation, 1999, ISBN 0-937177-01-6), Forward..
2. Ibid., Forward.
3. Ibid., p.35.
4. Ibid., p.36.
5. Ibid., p.37.
6. Ibid., p.40.
7. Ibid., pp.41-43.
8. Ibid., p.44.
9. Ibid., p.47.
10. Ibid., p.51.
11. Ibid., pp.52, 87.
12. Ibid., p.85.
13. Robert Muller, New Genesis: Shaping A Global Spirituality (Anacortes, WA: World Happiness and Cooperation, 1993/1982, ISBN 1-880455-04-8), p.19.
14. Ibid., pp.126-127.
15. Ibid., pp.159-168.
16. See Gary Kah’s book, The New World Religion (Noblesville, IN: Hope International Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0-9670098-0-4), pp.162-184.
17. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Future of Man (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1959/1964), p.56.
18. Ibid., p.62.
19. Ibid., p.79.
20. Ibid., pp.117-118.
21. Ibid., p.201.
22. Ibid., pp.267-268.
23. Ibid., 320.
24. Alice Bailey, The Rays and The Initiations (New York, NY: Lucis Publishing Company, 1960), p.594. NOTE: The bulk of this book was penned in the 1940s.
25. Ibid., see Section Two, pp.556-661.
26. Ibid., p.623.