by Peter D. Goodgame
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) - Contacted by the Master
Morya in 1851. After years of contact with her spirit masters she
helped to found the Theosophical Society in 1875. Published Isis
Unveiled in 1877, established Lucifer, an occult magazine, in London
in 1887, and then published The Secret Doctrine in 1888.
Alice Ann Bailey (1880-1949) - Contacted by the Master Koot Humi in
1895. In 1917 she became acquainted with students of Blavatsky and
then joined the Theosophical Society. In 1919 the Master Djwhal Khul
contacted her and asked for her assistance in taking some dictation.
At first she refused out of fear, but then later accepted upon
instruction from the Master Koot Humi. The Master Djwhal Khul then
wrote eighteen books through Bailey over the next thirty years. She
founded the hugely influential Lucis Trust in 1922.
Benjamin Creme (born in 1922) - From a young age he was a student of
the works of Blavatsky and Bailey, (and other occultists). First
contacted by The Master (full name undisclosed) in 1959. The Master
informed him that he would play a major role in the reappearance of
Maitreya the Christ. Formed Share International Foundation in 1975.
Since then he has been travelling the globe, speaking and lecturing
in preparation for The Christ, and he claims to be in direct
telepathic contact with both The Master and Maitreya.
Maitreya the World Teacher (a.k.a. The Christ) - As he allegedly
appeared in Kenya in 1988. Creme claims that Maitreya created and
inhabited a human body in 1977, and privately entered society taking
up residence in London. Since then he is alleged to have privately
appeared to thousands of individuals, performing miracles and
wonders and convincing many of the truth of his mission.
Peterson is one influential casualty, as is Mikhail Gorbachev.)
The Ascended Masters are the
Predictions of the Emergence of
Maitreya compared to the Biblical predictions of the
Parallels between the life of
Jesus Christ and the career of the Antichrist
Other Statements and Predictions
from Benjamin Creme
Masters are the Fallen Angels
Benjamin Creme’s theology is directly founded on the teachings that
were published by Helena P. Blavatsky (HPB) and
Alice A. Bailey (AAB)
as dictated to them from various Ascended Masters.
Through a closer
examination of their beliefs it can be shown that the so-called
"Ascended Masters" who developed their twisted theology are in fact
the Fallen Angels of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
According to AAB, the Hierarchy of Ascended Masters who are
responsible for humanity’s evolution are led by a trinity of Supreme
This trinity is explained in the following chart, taken from AAB’s
The Destiny of Nations, p.23
Will or Power Planetary head centre,
The Holy City Purpose . . Plan spiritual pineal gland.
Ruler: Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World.
The Ancient of Days.
II. THE HIERARCHY
Love-Wisdom Planetary heart centre.
The new Jerusalem Consciousness.
Ruler: The Christ.
The World Saviour.
Active Intelligence Planetary throat centre.
The city, standing foursquare Self-Consciousness.
Son of the Morning.
The Prodigal Son.
Alice A. Bailey’s trinity includes,
And, although they are represented in the chart as distinct
individuals, their characteristics, as given by AAB, overlap to the
point where they are almost indistinguishable from one another.
AAB refers to Sanat Kumara as the head of the Hierarchy, the
(although not the ultimate creator), the Eternal Youth, the
Man, and most often as The Lord of the World. Supposedly he
"descended" to the earth about 18 million years ago, and
"sacrificed" himself to humanity, to help guide us to divinity.
The Bible describes how Satan was thrown out of heaven and came down
to earth. In Genesis the serpent convinced Eve to eat from the fruit
of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, promising that she would
become as God. Through this successful corrupting of humanity
Lucifer thereby became the possessor of man and earth.
began his earthly ministry he spent forty days in the wilderness,
and Satan came and offered him the kingdoms of the world:
power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for this is delivered
unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt
worship me, all shall be thine,"
Satan was not making
a bogus proposal, for all the kingdoms of the world had indeed been
"delivered unto him," and mankind with it.
Jesus later referred to
Satan as "the prince of this world" in John 12:31 and 14:30, and
Paul referred to him as "the god of this world" in 2 Corinthians 4,
also describing the hierarchy of fallen angels as "the rulers," "the
authorities" and "the powers of this dark world" (Ephesians 6:12).
When AAB describes Sanat Kumara as The Lord of the World, she is
merely referring to a cleverly repackaged Satan, the evil being in
control of the earth, the Adversary of God and man, who is
constantly scheming and manipulating to keep us from the saving
knowledge of the one true God and of our Messiah, our
way out of
The Christ, the second person in this unholy trinity, is also
referred to as Maitreya, the World Teacher.
AAB writes that at the
beginning of each new age of human evolution The Christ takes up
human form and comes to guide humanity during the transition period.
The Bible teaches that mankind will in fact enjoy something of a
transition into a new age, but it will not be a result of blind
evolution. Rather, it will be a transition that will take place
because of God’s love and grace to those who have come to find
AAB’s Christ is one that she claims is expected by all religions,
known as Krishna, Maitreya Buddha, the Imam Mahdi, the
the Christ, etc. It is true that many faiths predict a coming figure
who will lead humanity, but only Christianity and Judaism predict a
great deceiver to come upon the earth first, prior to the real New
Age of the genuine leader.
The career of this Deceiver will be a
final attempt by the Lord of the World to keep men from the true
knowledge of their Creator. As the table below demonstrates,
Maitreya the Christ does indeed fit the predictions of this future
deceiver: The Anti-Christ.
Lucifer is the final member of AAB’s occult trinity. She writes,
"Symbolically speaking, some of the
sons of God fell from their high
estate, led, at one time, by "Lucifer, Son of the Morning". This
"fall of the angels" was a tremendous event in the history of our
planet, but was nevertheless only a passing and interesting
phenomenon in the history of the solar system, and a trifling
incident in the affairs of the seven constellations, of which our
solar system is but one. Pause and consider this statement for a
moment, and so readjust your sense of values."
HPB writes that,
"Lucifer is the LOGOS in his highest, and the
"Adversary" in his lowest aspect - both of which are reflected in
(The Secret Doctrine II, p.162).
She then writes that,
"Satan is the god of our planet, and the only god," (p.234). She
sums up on page 513 by writing, "Lucifer is divine and terrestrial
light, the "Holy Ghost" and "Satan," at one and the same time... And
now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon... and
Lucifer, or "Light-Bearer," is in us: it is our Mind - our tempter
and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior..."
Please consider the words of Paul, his prediction of
Antichrist and the power behind him.
"The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work
of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and
wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are
They perish because they refused to love the truth and so
be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that
they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have
not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness."
Beneath the trinity at the head of the
Hierarchy of Ascended Masters AAB places the Devas or
These are subdivided into greater
and lesser Builders. She refers to the greater Builders as the Solar Pitris,
Agnishvattas and Fire Devas, and also as Solar Angels or
On p.950 of A Treatise On Cosmic Fire Bailey writes,
the solar Gods descend ever nearer to the physical plane... the
thoughts and desires of men are consequently purified and refined."
Bailey footnotes "Solar Gods" here by quoting from Blavatsky’s
Secret Doctrine, saying,
"The Solar Gods are the Fallen Angels...
They are the Serpents of Wisdom" and "Their nature is Knowledge and
Curiously, the unholy trinity of Blavatsky and Bailey, according to
their own writings, is not the ultimate expression of God.
trinity is only concerned with this planet, so Blavatsky writes in
one passage that Satan is our only god, yet elsewhere she puts him
in his place relative to the universe. The ultimate force is
referred to by Bailey as "The Unknown," or "The One About Whom
Naught May Be Said," This is her impersonal pantheistic god-force
that is creation, it is her divine force of which she says we all
have a spark.
On p.293 of A Treatise On Cosmic Fire Bailey offers a
chart that shows The Unknown presiding over seven Cosmic Logos, and
each Cosmic Logos presiding over seven Solar Logos, and each Solar
Logos presiding over seven Heavenly Men. As explained earlier, Sanat
Kumara is described by Bailey as a Heavenly Man. He is Satan or
Lucifer: The Lord of the World. He is far from the top of Bailey’s
confusing universal hierarchy, but according to her he is the "only
god" as far as humanity is concerned.
And now to AAB’s and HPB’s view of the God of Israel, the true
Biblical Creator of the Universe. Blavatsky referred to the "God of
Abram, Isaac and Jacob" as a "spiteful and revengeful" deity. (S.D.
I, p.439 footnote).
Elsewhere she describes him as the true creator
of mankind, but states that after Lucifer offered the knowledge of
good and evil to humanity, (a previously "soulless, ignorant
monster") our Creator became filled with rage, envy and animosity
towards His creation.
"In this case it is but natural...
to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and
benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was
the "Harbinger of Light," bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the
eyes of the automaton created by
Jehovah, as alleged; (Lucifer) can
only be regarded in the light of a Saviour. An "adversary" to Jehovah the "personating spirit," he still remains in esoteric truth
the ever-loving "Messenger"..."
(S.D. II, pp.243-244).
HPB describes Lucifer, or
Satan the Adversary, as the Saviour, the
ever-loving Messenger, but Jesus described him in totally opposite
"He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to
the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies he speaks his
native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies," (Luke
Blavatsky and Bailey view
Jesus Christ with thinly veiled contempt.
To them, the "Master Jesus" is an individual who is separate from
Maitreya the Christ. He is simply another Ascended Master just like
Krishna, Buddha, Mohamed, etc. However, the story of this Master, as
told by AAB is rather peculiar. She writes that He was indeed the
man who was crucified and then resurrected, but that He was able to
do this only because He was overshadowed by Maitreya the Christ.
Age theology is predicated on a regimented series of degrees, or
levels, of spiritual evolution. According to Bailey Jesus achieved
the 5th degree at His resurrection, but He was then demoted back
down to the 4th degree! In His next incarnation as Appollonius of
Tyana He finally re-established His 5th degree status.
Presently, according to Benjamin Creme, the Master Jesus is waiting
in Rome to take control of the Roman Catholic Church and to lead
Christianity to accept Maitreya the Christ.
The Master Jesus is the
only known Master to have been demoted, and He is also the only
known Master whose ministry is tinged with negativity, because He is
described by Bailey as a man whose followers are distinguished by
their "fanaticism and devotion," (Initiation, Human and Solar,
Elsewhere Bailey describes fanaticism as a trait that is
characteristic of "small minds" and of those who are "beginners on
The Path," (The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p.20).
She also predicts that the future ideological battle will see those
who are on the side of the New Age faced against the "fanatics" of
"Years ago I said that the war which
may follow this one would be waged in the field of the world
religions. Such a war will not work out, however, in a similar
period of extreme carnage and blood; it will be fought largely
with mental weapons and in the world of thought; it will involve
also the emotional realm, from the standpoint of idealistic
This inherent fanaticism (found ever in reactionary
groups) will fight against the appearance of the coming world
religion and the spread of esotericism.
For this struggle
certain of the well-organized churches, through their
conservative elements (their most powerful elements), are
already girding themselves. Those sensitive to the new spiritual
impacts are still far from powerful; that which is new always
faces the supreme difficulty of superseding and overcoming that
which is old and established.
Fanaticism, entrenched theological
positions, and materialistic selfishness are to be found
actively organized in the churches in all continents and of all
(The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p.453).
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of the Emergence of Maitreya
of the Emergence of Maitreya
from New Age
Predictions of the Antichrist
as understood by the
majority of Evangelicals.
Maitreya to appear at a time when catastrophic
events are overtaking the earth.
"This ’end of an
age’ inevitably produces a certain number of
natural disasters such as floods and
earthquakes, and we are seeing a dramatic climax
in the number of disasters taking place around
the world... Maitreya says: ’The last time I
came, as Jesus, it was written in the Bible that
when I appeared again the very elements of
nature would be disturbed.’ " "...After the
disasters have peaked there will come a period
of calm -the violence and destruction will come
to an end. As people gain awareness, their guilt
Maitreya’s Mission, Volume Two,
Benjamin Creme, Share International Foundation,
Antichrist to appear at a time when catastrophic
events are overtaking the earth.
The Biblical "Day
of the Lord" begins with a
Polar Shift of the earth. This period of
judgement will include earthquakes, meteor
impacts, (one large one in Rev. 8:8), major
famines and plagues, intense heat from the sun,
and many other catastrophic events.
Maitreya to appear in connection with a major
shift in the world’s economy.
"When the US’s
"oasis of prosperity" begins to dry up, as it
must in the current global financial crisis,
stock markets in the West will plunge. This
collapse will provide an opportunity for
governments to re-evaluate their economic
priorities, says futurist Benjamin Creme. The
nations of the world will meet together to
discuss how to cope with the future in an
from the Share International website at-
Also see these
four, these are just a few.
Maitreya’s Mission, Volume Two, by Benjamin
Creme, Share International Foundation, 1993, pp.
8, 118-119, 137
economy will be immediately affected by the
preliminary events of Revelation (especially the
End-times Babylon (the world’s superpower)
will cease to function as the world’s economic
Antichrist will replace free-market capitalism
with a single economic system connected with the
Mark of the Beast, (Revelation 13), allowing no
one to buy or sell without the mandatory Mark.
Maitreya is predicted to establish a New World
Religion, (despite the fact that Benjamin Creme
often denies that Maitreya is here for that
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Antichrist will establish a single, mandatory
13:8. "And all that dwell upon the earth
shall worship him (Antichrist),
whose names are not written in the book of life
of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the
13:15, "as many as would not worship
the image of the beast should be killed."
Maitreya will be aided by the Master Jesus, who
is predicted to soon take control of the Roman
Catholic Church and lead Christianity to accept
Maitreya as the Christ returned.
disciple Jesus, who is now the Master Jesus, was
born in Palestine as a third degree initiate.
The five major Initiations which take one to
Liberation have their symbolic enactment in the
life of Jesus. That is what the Gospel story is
really about. It is a very ancient story and has
been presented to mankind again and again, in
different forms, long before the time of Jesus.
He was, and still is, a disciple of the Christ
and made the great sacrifice of giving up his
body for the use of the Christ. By the occult
process of overshadowing, the Christ, Maitreya,
took over and worked through the body of Jesus
from the Baptism onwards. In his next
incarnation, as Apollonius of Tyana, Jesus
became a Master. He lives now in a Syrian body
which is some 600 years old, and has his base in
Rome. He has, in the last 2,000 years, worked in
the closest relation to the Christ, saving his
time and energy where possible, and has special
work to do with the Christian Churches. He is
one of the Masters who will very shortly return
to outer work in the world, taking over the
throne of St Peter, in Rome. He will seek to
transform the Christian Churches, in so far as
they are flexible enough to respond correctly to
the new reality which the return of the Christ
and the Masters will create. I am afraid that
the Churches have gone very far away from the
religion which the Christ inaugurated; which is
to do with sharing, with love, with brotherhood
and right relationship. But this monolithic
institution has grown up in the name of that
simple man and transformed his simple teaching
into ... well, you know what it has taught." From
here, also see the article at
Antichrist will be aided by the False Prophet, a
spiritual leader, possibly to come from Rome,
who will lead the world to worship the
The False Prophet
is first described in Revelation 13:11-12,
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the
earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he
spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the
power of the first beast before him, and causeth
the earth and them which dwell therein to
worship the first beast (Antichrist)..."
The second beast is referred to as the
False Prophet in Rev.16:13 and 19:20.
13:14 describes how the False Prophet sets up
the Abomination of Desolation (the image of the
Antichrist). Daniel 9:27 describes how a future
"prince" will set up the Abomination of
Desolation. This "prince" will come from Rome
(Daniel 9:26), therefore the False Prophet will
come from Rome. This
interpretation is only this author’s opinion,
while the majority of scholars maintain that
Daniel 9:27 describes a Roman Antichrist (rather
than the False Prophet).
article on the Biblical False Prophet for
information on how the False Prophet may
actually claim to be Jesus of Nazareth.
Maitreya will play an important role in
achieving peace in the Middle East.
next problem [for Maitreya]
is to solve the situation in the Middle East,
solve the Arab-Israeli problem." from
The Reappearance of the Christ..., p 187
"There can’t be true peace in the world until
’the Middle East’ question is settled. . . . So
deep are the feelings aroused in both sides, so
entrenched are the positions which each adopt,
that I believe Maitreya alone has the spiritual
authority to point to the solution and achieve
Maitreya’s Mission, Volume 1, page 128
"I believe the Israelis will procrastinate
endlessly and that it may well take the
emergence of Maitreya to bring about
Maitreya’s Mission, Volume 2, page 100
Antichrist will be instrumental in confirming a
covenant with Israel that will bring peace and
allow the Temple to be rebuilt.
Daniel 9:27, "He
will confirm a covenant with many for one
`seven.’ In the middle of the `seven’ he will
put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a
wing [of the temple] he will set up an
abomination that causes desolation, until the
end that is decreed is poured out on him. "
Some interpret the
above text as applying to the Antichrist, while
this author applies it to the False Prophet (see
the article linked above). In either case, it is
ultimately the authority of the Antichrist that
brings about the final seven year covenant of
the earth’s rebellious history, as the False
Prophet is merely a lackey for the Antichrist.
Bible-believers will reject Maitreya based on
misunderstood scriptural warnings.
"There are many
fundamentalists - Christian and others - who see
my information as a travesty of the truth, and
who will reject Maitreya in the first place, but
not for ever. It may be that Christians will
accept the Master Jesus before they accept
Maitreya, but it could well be that they will
not even accept the Master Jesus. The name is
right, but He does not have holes in His
hands and feet any more."
"For a time, it may well be that very orthodox
Christians - in particular Fundamentalists -
will reject both Maitreya and the Master Jesus,
now in Rome. He has not come ’on a cloud at the
end of the world’ as they expect, nor does He
have holes in His hands and feet. But gradually,
many Christians will find it easier to accept
the Master Jesus as the returned Christ (at
least the name is the same) rather than Maitreya,
and the Master Jesus is in charge of the
Christian Church worldwide. Eventually, however,
I believe that most people, Christian and
otherwise, will accept that Maitreya is indeed
the Christ, Messiah, Krishna - World Teacher for
Above quotes from
"A great polarisation will take place in
humanity, between those who are ready to go
forward with the Christ, into the future, on the
only rational basis of sharing and co-operation
for the good of all, creating right
relationships; and those who are holding on to
the old separatist ways, who are ready (though
they wouldn’t see it in these terms, it would be
the inevitable result) to plunge the world into
chaos, and war..." [notice how
"chaos and war" will likely be blamed on those
who reject Maitreya, once the end-times events
begin to take place]
here. Read another at
read a sinister message from "The Master"
here that speaks
of misinterpreted "scriptural warnings."
Bible-believers will reject the Antichrist based
on simple scriptural warnings that are
almost impossible to misunderstand.
The prophet Daniel,
Jesus, Paul and the book of Revelation are all
crystal clear that this age will not end until
the Antichrist has had his reign over the entire
earth. The Bible is also crystal clear that the
real Messiah, or Christ, will appear after the
Antichrist, and on the clouds of heaven in plain
site of all men.
12:10, "And I will
pour out on the house of David and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and
supplication. They will look on me, the
one they have pierced, and they will
mourn for him as one mourns for an only child,
and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a
1:7, "Look, he is
coming with the clouds, and every eye will see
him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn
because of him. So shall it be! Amen."
"At that time the sign
of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and
all the nations of the earth will mourn. They
will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of
the sky, with power and great glory."
expectations are not based on radical
interpretations, rather, they are based on
simple beliefs. We believe in a future
Antichrist and a literal Second Coming simply
because that is what Jesus and our Scriptures
have always clearly predicted. The
perseverance of Bible-believing Christians and
their subsequent persecution by the Antichrist
is described in many texts including, Daniel 7:25, 11:32-35, 12:10,
Matthew 24:9-13, Revelation 12:17 13:7-10,
14:12-13, etc, etc.
Maitreya displays a strong dislike for the USA
and especially for the American-dominated
is the foremost expression of economic
totalitarianism, based on the blind following of
market forces, that is imposing its will
throughout the world; even the Soviet Union is
adopting a market-forces economy.
Maitreya calls market forces ’the forces of
evil.’ Any government which bases its
policies on the blind following of market
forces, He says, is leading its people to
destruction. That is what is happening now."
on this page Creme also predicts the demise of "religious totalitarianism"
(fundamentalism) and he describes Karl Marx as a
disciple of the Master Jesus.
calls commercialization more dangerous to the
world than an atomic bomb. It is killing life at
its source, which is human. It is based on
competition and greed. Greed and competition are
at the basis of the commercial and social life
of America, and therefore, through its
influence, of a huge section of the world."
Much of the criticism
that Creme levels at the United States is valid,
and this writer does not seek to defend our
corporate-dominated and oppressive foreign
policies, rather, the intent is simply to
demonstrate Creme’s deep-seated resentment of
America’s status as the lone global superpower.
End-times Babylon, the world’s last independent
superpower, will be attacked by the Antichrist
and the ten kings who give him his power.
17:16-17, "The beast and the ten horns you
saw will hate the prostitute (Babylon).
They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked;
they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
For God has put it into their hearts to
accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the
beast their power to rule, until God’s words
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Parallels between Jesus Christ and the Antichrist
The career of the Great
Deceiver mimics the life of the Son of God
The Unholy Trinity:
Alice Bailey taught of a trinity composed of
Sanat Kumara, Maitreya the Christ, and Lucifer.
However, the book of Revelation gives them as
Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet.
The Holy Trinity:
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy
Son of Satan:
Paul refers to the Antichrist as
"the son of
perdition," (2Thess.2:3). "Perdition" is
from a Greek word meaning "destruction." Most
scholars believe that
will come from the union of a human female and
Satan himself. Alice Bailey's
theology places Sanat Kumara as presiding over
energy, which she describes as a
of the Hierarchy, p.89). She goes on to
describe Nazism as an aspect of the Shamballa
Son of God: The
human form of Jesus Christ was literally created
through the Virgin Mary by God the Father.
The Antichrist will be given power over the
earth for three and a half years:
"He will speak
against the Most High and oppress his saints and
try to change the set times and the laws. The
saints will be handed over to him for
a time, times
and half a time. But the court will
sit, and his power will be taken away and
completely destroyed forever." (Daniel
"The beast was given a mouth to utter proud
words and blasphemies and to exercise his
months. He opened his mouth to
blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his
dwelling place and those who live in heaven. He
was given power to make war against the saints
and to conquer them. And he was given authority
over every tribe, people, language and nation."
The active ministry of Jesus Christ
lasted for three and a half years:
Tradition has it that
Jesus was baptized in the Fall season, and
the Gospels describe Jesus then attending
three Passover festivals (in the Spring). The
third was marked by His crucifixion.
The Antichrist will be resurrected from the
"One of the heads of the beast seemed to have
had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been
healed. The whole world was astonished and
followed the beast."
"The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not,
and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his
destruction. The inhabitants of the earth...
will be astonished when they see the beast,
because he once was, now is not, and yet will
Antichrist will be alive, then dead with his
soul going to hell (the Abyss), then alive
again. The world will be astonished. When he
comes out of the Abyss he will kill the Two
Witnesses (11:7) and have the Abomination of
Desolation erected in the rebuilt Jewish Temple.
It will be... "an
image in honor of the beast who was wounded by
the sword and yet lived," (13:14).
was resurrected from the dead.
The public appearance of Maitreya is being
preceded by Benjamin Creme, whose mission is to
prepare the world to receive and accept Maitreya
as the Christ returned:
The Tara Center is
a New Age organization that works with Benjamin
Creme and aggressively promotes the New Age
Religion. They have produced a video documentary
on Benjamin Creme, and his predictions regarding
Maitreya, which begins with the following words,
"For over twenty
years, a man whom some call
'a modern day
John the Baptist' has been traveling
the globe, telling audiences that the Second
Coming of Christ will not be a celestial
spectacle in a distant future, but is instead a
real event, unfolding since 1977 behind the
scenes of everyday life, and signifying the
reappearance of a great spiritual teacher for
Himself made it clear that He would be preceded
by an imposter, and that His
Coming would indeed be a
spectacle." (Read Matthew 24.)
ministry of Jesus Christ was preceded by
John the Baptist, whose mission was to prepare
the nation of Israel to receive Him
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Other Statements and Predictions From Benjamin Creme
Creme claims that Maitreya has entered society in a self-created
body. However, the Bible gives the impression that the Antichrist
will come from a union of Satan and a human female, to be born and
grow to adulthood as any other human being.
Creme claims that Maitreya is an Ascended Master, a perfected being
who will appear on the scene out of nowhere and take advantage of a
pre-existent global power structure that will immediately give him
support. Biblically, it is possible that the Antichrist may seem to
appear out of nowhere and may masquerade as an "Ascended Master,"
however, this scholar is under the impression that the Antichrist
could just as well be an individual born to an influential family,
who will gain power and prestige in a normal way, but whose identity
will remain relatively unknown until he begins his blatant public
attempts to achieve global dominance.
Creme claims that Maitreya will make his public appearance through
an occult Day of Declaration, when he will telepathically overshadow
every human being on the earth, and put forth his plan for humanity
calling us to his service. Biblically there is only one moment in
time when the Antichrist may actually do this. This earth and every
human being on it is the legal property of Satan, everyone except
the individuals who have declared their allegiance to God and
received His divine "seal of ownership" through acceptance of
Christ as Lord and Saviour. ( "Now it is God who makes both us and
you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership
on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing
what is to come." 2Cor.1:21-22 -see also the conclusion of this
There will be a future time when
Jesus Christ takes every
one of His faithful followers to heaven in a miraculous Rapture,
snatching His people off of the surface of the earth. In the moments
after this event every single person left on earth will be the legal
property of Satan, and the Antichrist could conceivably fulfill the
prediction that Creme has made concerning Maitreya’s Day of
Declaration. Prior to the Rapture Satan has no way of violating
God’s "seal of ownership" and intruding into the minds of those who
follow Him. He could not telepathically reach out to every single
individual on earth until the moments immediately following the
Creme claims that when Maitreya appears he will be known by a
different, as yet ungiven name. Perhaps the nature of Maitreya’s
emergence will be in a manner that is completely unexpected, and
perhaps the identity of the Antichrist will surprise everyone. Here
is where Creme comments on Maitreya’s unknown name.
Creme claims that Maitreya descended from the Himalayas in 1977 and
then flew to London on a 747, thus returning to human society "on
the clouds of heaven," fulfilling Matthew 24:29. Of course it is
possible that the Antichrist may have flown from Asia to London in
1977, but this trip would not in any way have fulfilled the prophecy
regarding the visible Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
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