In recent years, we have seen an alarming rise of ecumenism and moral relativity in the western world. In an age where evangelical Christianity – and for that matter, Judaism – is seen as too “intolerant” or “divisive” for a civilized world, interfaith movements, the New Age Movement, and Unitarian Universalism are gaining in popularity. Nowhere is that more evident than within the United Nations. In researching this article, I have become convinced that influential powers at the United Nations are now paving the way for the Antichrist. What you will read in this article will be but a sampling of some of the most insidious evil I have ever read. If you are a Christian, you may find this article unsettling. However, I feel very strongly that it is imperative to make Christians aware of the powerful New Age influence at the United Nations.
The United Nations and The New Age
One other important point – I did not base this article on research performed by so-called “conspiracy theorists”. The reams of documentation from which this article is based came from official sources – the horse’s mouth, so to speak.
THE NEW AGE INFLUENCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS By Ben Rast Contender Ministries
Let me lay some brief groundwork here. The United Nations (which was started on October 24, 1945) exists as an official pseudo-governmental body. There are, however, scores of advisory committees, boards, and other non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) upon which the U.N. relies heavily. The two organizations I will be discussing in-depth are NGO’s that provide assistance, advice, and counseling to the U.N. officials and staff. They are the Aquarian Age Community and the Lucis Trust. The Aquarian Age Community (AAC) holds their meetings within a conference room at the United Nations building. How involved is the AAC at the U.N.? Take your answer from the AAC itself:
We have an informal network at the UN, a humanity underground. It consists of those who are committed, aware, and striving to bring the New World to birth. It consists of people in high places and in low of the patient secretary who has been 30 years with the UN, but lives with the vision and the spirit; of the professionals, and undersecretaries and heads of departments who are acting out the imperatives that their own inner vision gives them. Some few are conscious of the sources of their inspiration; most are not. They are the Karma Yogis of our time-those whose path of spirituality is to achieve through doing-to grow through serving. They are found not only in the secretariat but also in the delegations to the UN, among the diplomats and their staffs, and also among folks like us, representatives of non-governmental organizations around the UN.1
What does The AAC Believe?
So what does the AAC believe? What is its theology? To what form of “spirituality” do they refer? The AAC is a New Age organization. The only form of divinity they recognize comes from within each person when they are at “oneness” with everyone and everything else. They practice meditation and astral projection and accept direction from spirit guides. One of their most revered spirit guides is referred to by many names and was the spirit guide of Lucis Trust founder Alice Bailey. This spirit guide is called “The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul”, or sometimes just “The Tibetan Master”. The AAC meets regularly at the U.N. and discusses New Age spirituality. They open their meetings with meditation. One of their purposes, as outlined in their mission statements, is to “promote the work of the United Nations as it seeks to uplift and improve life on our planet”. Another purpose they list is to “cooperate and collaborate with the worldwide community that is actively preparing the way for the reappearance of the World-Teacher – the Christed (Anointed) One, the true Aquarian.”1
The Temple of Understanding: United Nations
Don’t be fooled by their use of the word “Christ” or “Christed”. They do NOT recognize the deity of Jesus Christ. They believe Jesus was a great teacher, and more in touch with his godhood than most humans are. The AAC believes in evolution – both physical and spiritual. They believe that humans have evolved physically to this point, and the next step in human evolution is spiritual. These people admire Jesus as having been more evolved than most but do not be confused when they speak of Christ. Be assured that they are not referring to the same Christ we know. If fact, when they refer to “the Christ”, they say this:
“From direct experience of the shifting energies, it is possible to recognize that we are progressively moving toward the long awaited Aquarian Age-the Age in which we expect and look for the reappearance of the World Spiritual Teacher. This Great Being has been referred to by such names as the Christ, the Bodhisattva, the Lord Maitreya, and the Imam Mahdi. Many today realize that His interest and concern is not restricted to the field and department of religion, but is concerned with the whole of Life. He is known to be the great Lord of Love and Compassion, the Master of the Masters, the Instructor of the Angels and the “One for Whom all the nations wait.” And, this Great Being is also known under such additional titles as the True Aquarian, the Pilgrim, the Healer and the Thinker.”1
Christ is “the embodied soul of all love within our planet”.
Christ as a Great Initiate appeared on our planet 2,000 years ago and this same great Being will reappear again. He is the only such Teacher who will have been with humanity during two astrological cycles-the Piscean and the Aquarian.
This time, there will also be an awakening from within many individuals so that the Christ will not just be an outer manifestation, but it is also a great inner happening. The Christ nature which is another way of referring to spiritual love will awaken in humanity. This must happen before there can be the reappearance of the Great Teacher in physical form.
He, or She, may return in the field of science or politics or finance, and most likely not in the field of religion. Certainly, this Great Being will work in an arena where the highest good for the whole of the planet can be accomplished-where greater numbers of His/Her workers can be found preparing the Way by laboring for the common good.1
The reappearance will take place on many different levels. There will be a Great Being who will be recognized as the World Spiritual Teacher. Also, this Great Being will bring a vortex of planetary and cosmic energy that will be available to those who can respond to it, inspiring and strengthening the cause of all that which is Good, True and Beautiful. The reappearance also refers to the expression of the Christ or love nature within humanity. It refers to the birth of the Christ nature (the soul) within the “cave of the human heart” (the physical plane).1
It is my contention that this “great teacher” or “great being” for which the AAC waits will indeed appear. However, unlike the grand personage they describe, the one they describe will be the Antichrist. For further evidence of this, the AAC states that those of us looking for the second coming of our Lord will not recognize the teacher for whom they wait:
He has been for two thousand years the supreme Head of the Church Invisible, the spiritual Hierarchy, composed of disciples of all faiths. He recognizes and loves those who are not Christian but who retain their allegiance to their Founders–the Buddha, Mohammed, and others. He cares not what the faith is if the objective is the love of God and of humanity. If men look for the Christ Who left His disciples centuries ago they will fail to recognize the Christ Who is in process of returning. 1[Emphasis Added]
The AAC also gives us a clue as to the location of which they see the Antichrist originating:
It may interest you to know that the Christ has not yet decided what type of physical vehicle He will employ should He take physical form and work definitely upon the physical plane. He waits to see what nation or group of nations do the most work, and the most convincing work, in preparation for His reappearance.1
The AAC sees the United Nations as a great catalyst for bringing about the New World Order and paving the way for the return of their great teacher (Antichrist). For instance, take heed of their words of vision of and for the UN:
- The UN can be a place for education along spiritual lines (within the UN itself and in the world.1
- The UN is the largest publisher in the world and it can provide a vast amount of information about the planet and its people.1
- The UN should have oversight over all the armaments of the world.1
- The UN offers a place for group work; for learning the art of compromise; for breaking down nationalism and fostering a spirit of globalism;…1
- Also, as individuals, we can urge our government to pay its dues so the UN can move forward with its mission, which is essentially a spiritual one: to bring humanity together as a unified center of consciousness. 1
- Another purpose of the UN concerns education; through changes in education such as introducing school children to the principles and values of the UN (which are inherently spiritual although not religious, per se) children can be assisted in their spiritual development.1
- Education is key. We should influence the government to teach goodwill in schools. Community access Cable TV programs are also a way to educate the public. We should utilize these means of helping to educate public opinion. 1
- The time has now come when money must be reevaluated and its usefulness channeled into new directions. …Until these things are in process of being righted, the return of the Christ is not possible.1
- In a few short years…the United Nations has succeeded in: acquiring a spiritual Initiate at its helm (thus acknowledging increasing perception, unconscious though it may be, on the part of world representatives) – re-orienting the attitudes of even the most recalcitrant delegates to consideration of the Whole, as demonstrated by the policies and actions taken to this end its main bodies – establishing branches worldwide that give hope and aid to the masses – giving rise to spiritual activities both through NGOs and UN staff, including senior delegates as well as delegates from international organizations such as the World Bank. 1
In case the above list got monotonous, please go back and read those items. The information within is startling and disturbing. The AAC is NOT shy about its New Age spiritual agenda, or that of the United Nations’ official body. Probably the biggest obstacles to the absolute fulfillment of this New Age agenda are what the AAC views as divisive religions like Judaism and Christianity. Their solution for the UN to overcome these obstacles is as follows:
- …the UN should hold a global conference on the new paradigm and the UN should encourage the spiritual development of its staff members; 1
- Recognition of the One Humanity can be created through religious unification and realization of the One Divinity. 1
- What is the spiritual purpose of the UN? To find the common ground in all religions and to create practices that unite the spiritual expressions of all cultures. 1
In other words, the AAC envisions one global religion based on their New Age beliefs, that would replace all existing religions – including Christianity. The information presented above is a sampling of information obtained from the AAC that clearly demonstrates their New Age beliefs and their involvement with the United Nations. Their goal of paving the way for the “Christed One” depends on the religious globalization efforts of the UN. How does the Lucis Trust fit into all this?
The Lucis Trust, incorporated originally in New York as the Lucifer Publishing Company, was founded by Alice Bailey – an occultist. Lucis Trust is a United Nations NGO and has been a major player at the recent U.N. summits. Later Assistant Secretary General of the U.N. Robert Muller would credit the creation of his World Core Curriculum for education to the underlying teachings of The Tibetan Master, Djwahl Kuhl via Alice Bailey’s writings on the subject.
At one time, the Lucis Trust office in New York was located at 866 United Nations Plaza and it is a member of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations under a program called “World Goodwill”.2 Among the many sponsors of the Lucis Trust are: former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, the president of the World Bank, a member of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Thomas Watson (IBM, former ambassador in Moscow). Lucis Trust sponsors the following organizations: UN, Greenpeace Int., Greenpeace USA, Amnesty Int., UNICEF, and many others.
The New Age spirituality that pervades the U.N. is clear. It is also clear that forces are at work to pave the way for the appearance of the Antichrist. As Christians, we know that we will not know the day or the hour of our Savior’s return, and to try to predict such a date is foolhardy at best. However, it is incumbent upon us to be aware of the speed with which the forces of Satan are at work in our world — if for no other reason than to remind us that our time is getting shorter, and we must make the most use of the time left. There is a great harvest of souls to be made, and the harvesters are few. May God grant you wisdom, strength, and courage as you contend for your faith.
1 Taken from the official website of the Aquarian Age Community (sponsored by the U.N.)
2 Taken from the Lucis Trust website