Has God Abandoned the Mosaïek Church?
I would prefer to think that God has not abandoned the Mosaïek Church in Fairland, Johannesburg. In fact, I pray with all my heart that He has not abandoned them (Hebrews 10:31). However, a Berean search of the Scriptures shows that the Mosaïek Church’s leadership and their followers have reached a stage where they are either on the brink of being abandoned by God or are already abandoned by Him without them realizing it.
As harsh as this may sound, Scripture teaches that whosoever turns to the East for spiritual guidance, spiritual nourishment, ways, means, and practices to enter into the presence of God other than what He ordains in his infallible and eternal Word, is in grave danger of being abandoned. Listen to what the prophet Isaiah had to say about this centuries ago.
Most certainly [Lord] You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers [who foretell] like the Philistines; Also they strike bargains with the children of foreigners (pagans). (Isaiah 2:6; AMP).
Many would probably argue that we are living under the New Covenant umbrella of grace and, therefore, this passage from the Old Testament is only applicable to antiquated Israel. Not so, says Paul of Tarsus.
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud,
and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. (1 Corinthians 10:1-7).
Some of our readers may say, “How dare you equate a spiritual practice like prayer (contemplative and centering prayer) with idolatry and lust after evil things?” I dare say so with the utmost conviction and with the highest authority in the entire universe as my witness, God, the most holy Creator of all things.
The Serpentine Embrace of Eastern and Western Spiritualities
The deep level of prayer John Main refers to cannot be a prayer to the God of the Bible, unless, of course, Jesus Christ, his Father and the Holy Spirit have changed their minds about the abominable mixture of East and West spiritual practices (Isaiah 2:6).
Satan’s deadliest weapon in his quest to destroy God’s truth is to use biblical narratives and deftly weave them into other spiritual narratives to make it look as though they are merely two opposites of the same thing or source.
A very good example of this is in Philip St. Romain’s book “Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality A Pathway to Growth and Healing” where he explains the serpent Moses made in the desert in terms of kundalini energy.
Perhaps the most intriguing example of a pure experience of kundalini energy can be noted in the Old Testament Book of Numbers 21:4-9. The Jews had been wandering in the desert for many days, and they were complaining about food and drink. Then, “in punishment the Lord sent among the people seraph serpents, which bit the people so that many of them died.” I believe it likely that these seraph (“fiery”) serpents represented awakened kundalini energies, rather than reptilian serpents, which the people could certainly have avoided.
The people had been wandering in the desert for a long time. This walking in the sun, day after day, must surely have instilled in many an open, nonreflective state of mind. Also, they had been eating the same bland food (manna), which would be favorable to kundalini awakening (a heavier, mixed diet would complexify the physiological processes). Meditation, movement, and diet are three factors mentioned again and again in the literature on kundalini, and all three seem to be favorably present among the Jews in exodus.
When the seraph serpents appeared, they killed those who cursed God. Cursing God is a refusal of the Ego to give up its privileged place in consciousness. To resist awakened kundalini energies in this manner is not only foolhardy, but downright dangerous. We note, too, that those who cursed God were complaining about food and drink, which are first chakra concerns. To be attached to first chakra concerns when kundalini awakens creates maximum resistance to the energy. I have no difficulty believing that there were fatalities as a consequence of this predicament.
The resolution of this dilemma came to Moses from the Lord. “Make a seraph and mount it on a pole, and if any who has been bitten looks at it, he will recover. Moses accordingly made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole, and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent looked at the bronze serpent, he recovered.”
l am struck by the similarity between vipassana meditation and the above passage. Vipassana is just-looking at one’s inner processes in a kind of nonjudgmental, validating attitude. This is the best kind of meditation for allowing kundalini energies to move through the brain. As chapter 1 recounts, I did not begin to experience an improvement in my condition until I changed my attitude toward kundalini from adversarial to welcoming. To look openly upon that which one fears is a courageous and healing thing to do. This is precisely what happens in vipassana and Zen. Perhaps, in similar fashion, the act of looking at the bronze serpent on a pole enabled those inflicted with seraph serpents to let go of their fear toward the serpents. It is this fear and other emotional pains that give kundalini its bite.
Helena Petrova Blavatsky wrote:
“We had reason to know that the whole truth could only be found in one quarter, the Asiatic schools of philosophy, and we felt convinced that the truth could never be discovered until men of all races and creeds should join like brothers in the search. So taking our stand upon that ground, we began to point the way eastward.”– H.P. Blavatsky, “The Leaven of Theosophy” (from “A Modern Panarion” p. 367
Alice Baily whose books are published by Lucis Trust, formerly known as Lucifer Trust, reiterated Blavatsky’s sentiments as follows:
We have a recognized cleavage to be bridged in the world today, usually known as the cleavage between “East and West” but termed more accurately between “Orient and Occident”.
Behind the differences in culture, tradition, religion, ideology and social customs, however, there is growing interchange of thought and mental understanding.
One powerful stimulation to this mental rapport may be in an increasing tendency for the westerner to cultivate the science of meditation long practiced in the East as an essential part of religious and spiritual experience.
In this day and age, and as we move on into the mentally oriented age of Aquarius, with increasing numbers of men and women transferring from an emotional to a mental focus, the science of meditation as a mind-training technique in concentration and invocation will become increasingly practiced in the West.
However, there are deeper and more profound areas of life and consciousness to be penetrated and revealed in meditation.
Meditation, in the occult sense, is not only a training technique for the mind, but a means of achieving alignment, union, and identification with the soul, with the Christ, and ultimately with “the Father”.
As distinct from the experience of mystical union, occult meditation establishes a scientific process by which causes set in motion will produce identifiable effects, which can be repeated at will.
This is a technique to be mastered by the mind; it involves intense mental activity followed by an absolute stillness, with the ability so to control and order the mind that it engages in action or becomes stilled to “reflection” at will.
The first purpose of this form of meditation is the conscious integration of soul and personality, so that the livingness of the soul may impress and influence the quality of the personality life.
This draws a man steadily into that center of consciousness within the planet we call the spiritual Hierarchy, the Kingdom of God; the spiritual Man then assumes control, and the divine potential is unfolded.
Since we are dealing in meditation with energy flow which is literally fiery and impersonal, there are pitfalls and dangers to be understood and avoided; these, too, are discussed.
And also the colors and sounds corresponding to the various ray energies which, occultly speaking, are vibrations of different frequencies.
In looking towards the future, the author predicts the growing influence of the science of meditation, leading eventually to the establishment of schools of meditation under the guidance and instruction of initiated disciples.
These schools will be of two kinds: one, preparatory; and the other actually training the student for initiation. The ultimate objective of these comprehensive training schools will be to provide qualified disciples for planetary service.
In all training work inspired by Hierarchy the motif is service – the spontaneous effect of soul contact in the selflessly motivated disciple.
“The motive may be epitomized in these few words: The sacrifice of the personal self for the good of the One Self. The method may also be shortly put: Wise control of the personality, and discrimination in work and time.
The resultant attitude will be: Complete dispassion, and a growing love of the unseen and the real. All this will be consummated through steady application to occult Meditation.”– Alice A Bailey, Letters on Occult Meditation; #489.
The WCCM (World Community for Christian Meditation) Graces Mosaïek Church with its Presence
One of the most influential “schools” of meditation Alice Bailey predicted would prepare humanity for its final initiation into the Aquarian Age, and ultimately the demonic sphere of its Antichrist, is the WCCM (World Community for Christian Meditation) of which Laurence Freeman is the Director.
He is a Catholic priest and a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, in Italy, a monastery of the Olivetan Congregation.
The Mosaïek Church fraternity under the management of Friar Johan Geyser and his co-workers, Friar Theo Geyser, the very reverential Nun Melissa van Biljon, Friar Jacques Bornman and Jesuit Friar Trevor Hudson, has opened their doors to Friar Laurence Freeman to address their congregation on 14th September 2019.
Considering the fact that Mosaïek Church is so deeply involved in Jesuit Ignatian spirituality, I don’t think it is at all wrong of me to refer to them as “friars” and “nuns.”
Both Trevor Hudson and Jacques Bornman who is a leader of the Alice Bailey foretold school of Prayer at the Mosaïek Church are deeply involved with the Jesuit Institute of South Africa (Read here and here).
Their site advertises the Conversations event with Laurence Freeman as follows:
|The frantic pace of modern life often leads to ill-considered decisions, shallow relationships, trivial pursuits and a sense of loneliness that destroys the experience of meaning that makes life worthwhile. Whilst we know that we should slow down, become more present and live in the moment, we often do not know how to change.||Conversations 2019 will explore a way of life and accompanying practices that will enable you to live differently. Laurence Freeman, Benedictine monk, internationally acclaimed retreat leader and the director of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) will be the speaker on the day.|
Who is Laurence Freeman and what is his legacy?
The dictionary defines “legacy” as follows:
- an amount of money or property left to someone in a will.
- an applicant to a particular college or university who is regarded preferentially because a parent or other relative attended the same institution.
In this instance, the first definition of the word “legacy” is of no interest to us because we do not know whether Laurence Freeman inherited any money or property.
What we do know is that he is highly regarded preferentially at Georgetown University. Washington D.C., not because one of his parents or other relative attended the same institution; his preferentiality is based on him being the successor to John Main (1926-82) with whom he studied during his novitiate and helped to establish the first Christian Meditation Centre in London in 1975.
Friar Freeman accompanied Main to Canada where they formed a new kind of Benedictine community, firmly based on the desert tradition of early Christianity, dating back to John Cassian and others in the 4th century.
The John Main Center is situated in the heart of the Georgetown University campus where regular meditation and silent sessions are held regularly to serve the students and the Georgetown community at large, and even beyond, with the contemplative path. Its aim is to foster an interreligious dialogue in a spirit of goodwill, friendship, and openness to all people from different religious persuasions. A student at Georgetown wrote:
The John Main Center has been instrumental for the wholeness of my Georgetown experience. Not only has it become a space of peace and calm but also it has helped me grow spiritually and emotionally. I feel like having the Meditation Center on campus can be a great addition to any student — whatever it is the faith tradition that he or she comes from. Being part of the JMC is an opportunity to each day enhance our lives personally, spiritually, physically, and academically.” – Gabriel Donato Gonçalves C’199
When contemplative practitioners embark on their contemplative journey, the very first thing they are told is that meditation helps them to overcome stress, anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of rejection, and instead helps them to acquire a mode of life that is filled with peace, tranquility, and serenity.
Not a word or very little is said about its central objective which is to remove the barriers of division and discontent between all religions. The peace they aspire to is not the peace through the blood of Christ shed on the cross for all humanity (Colossians 1:20), but a peace through dialogue, compromise and mutually exchanged practices of an experiential nature, like dreams, visions and iconic revelations, across all religions.
The late Basil Pennington (1931-2005) who was a Roman Catholic Trappist monk at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas Angelicum, wrote,
“I would like to say that we Christians should not hesitate to make use of the good techniques that our wise friends from the East are offering, if we find them, in fact, helpful. As St. Paul said: ‘All things are yours, and you are Christ’s and Christ is God’s’ (I Cor, 3:23).
We should not hesitate to take the fruit of the age-old wisdom of the East and ‘capture’ it for Christ. [Tom Lessing comments: What he actually said, is that Christ’s wisdom is deficient and we should tap into Eastern mystic wisdom to enhance Christ’s deficient wisdom]. Indeed, those of us who are in the ministry should make the necessary effort to acquaint ourselves with as many of these Eastern techniques as possible.
Not that we will necessarily find them useful in our own prayer seeking, though that might be the case, but that we might be prepared to enter into intelligent dialogue with Eastern spiritual masters and, more important, that we might be prepared to help our fellow Christians, who do learn these techniques and find them helpful, to integrate them into their Christian faith experience.
Many Christians who take their prayer life seriously have been greatly helped by Yoga, Zen, TM, and similar practices, especially where they have been initiated by reliable teachers and have a solidly developed Christian faith to give inner form and meaning to the resulting experiences.”— Basil Pennington, Finding Grace at the Center: The Beginning of Centering Prayer
John Main’s teachings have been rigorously maintained by the World Community for Christian Meditation under the supervision of Laurence Freeman, who, in collaboration with Georgetown University, established the John Main Centre in 2005.
The Centre is a paragon of religious ecumenism and dialogue, making it one of the foremost contemplative hotspots in the world. The Centre has a large, sunlit room lined with floor pillows and chairs. An array of different scriptures of various religious traditions adorn a large table in the center of the room where demons fiercely compete for a place of honor in the minds and hearts of the contemplatives. (1 Timothy 4:1).
It may be said that the demons have no need to put in any extra effort to convince their contemplative compatriots that they are not really demons but angelic beings of light, love, serenity, and peace whose purpose it is to prepare them for a New World Order (the Kingdom of God).
Could it be that one of the scriptures gracing the table in the center of the room is the Qur’an which teaches its adherents and followers that Islam is a religion of peace? In a letter Laurence Freeman wrote to the Georgetown University in response to their invitation to teach a ground-breaking course on meditation in the McDonough School of Business, he said among other things: –
It is good to be back teaching at Georgetown this Spring semester. Especially good is to see the growth of the John Main Center and the deepening of the practice of meditation in the University. When I first came here to teach, eleven years ago, I made a short meditation part of each class.
The students thought it was the best part of the class, and President DeGioia encouraged us to make meditation a regular part of campus life. Eventually, this led to the daily meditation at the Center and the work of inter-religious dialogue as it is now conducted in and through the McSherry Building. It seems to me significant that this is the oldest building of the university at the heart of the campus.
Meditation is like food. You find it in all cultures, but it has a unique expression in each spiritual tradition. At the Center we are grounded in the Christian tradition of meditation and teach from that. Our actual practice of quietening the monkey mind, finding peace in one’s heart, is reflected in all traditions.
We keep the practice simple (simple isn’t easy) as we believe this maximizes the opportunity for the greatest diversity of people to make meditation part of their lives and so experience the oneness sensitivity to others that it brings. More simply than anything except basic human kindness, meditation opens up the common ground of humanity.
We are also eagerly awaiting the John Main Seminar later this year. A Georgetown Jesuit, Daniel Madigan, SJ, will lead it. As a world authority on Islam, he will be presenting a unique introduction to this religious tradition that will help many remove any false ideas and to truly appreciate its contribution to the world:Muslims and Christians: Listeners for the Word (Chicago, July 24-27: wccm-usa.org).
Is Laurence Freeman going to teach Mosaïek Church on 14th September 2019 how to remove any false ideas [about Islam] and to truly appreciate its contribution to the world, or are they going to place a table in the center of the platform from which he will be delivering his teachings on meditation, adorned with “holy books” of different religious traditions?
Rome’s link up with Eastern paganism and Mosaïek Church’s link to Rome
Laurence Freeman’s strong affiliation with many contemplative gurus’ and their influence on the Mosaïek Church in Fairland, Johannesburg (i.e. Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, Morton Kelsey, John of the Cross, Ignatius of Loyola, Julian of Norwich, Basil Pennington, etc.), and its leadership’s ceaseless promotion of contemplative prayer and other Romish practices throughout the years are sufficient evidence that God’s warning in Isaiah 2: 6 is beginning to come to fruition.
The saddest thing is that the majority of Mosaïek Church congregants have been so intensely stupefied by Alice Bailey’s foretold “school of meditation” managed by Jacques Bornmann at Mossaïek’s Origins retreat Centre, that none of them make the slightest effort to be a Berean and to test the spirits who are guiding their contemplative heroes and gurus (1 John 4:1). Why? Well, because Bornmann teaches them that “truth is bigger than just our understanding of it.” If that was the truth, then Jesus statement in John 8:32 would be a lie.
Scripture warns that we will have to give an account of every word we speak in the day of judgment (Matthew 12:36-37; 1 Corinthians 2:15) for “The naive or inexperienced person [is easily misled and] believes every word he hears, But the prudent man [is discreet and astute and] considers well where he is going.” (Proverbs 14:15). Therefore, it is not the shrewd contemplative practices of Romish and Eastern monks that hold the key to a biblically grounded godly, holy, serene and peaceful life, but the biblically grounded teachings of God-fearing men and women who revere in awe God and his righteous judgments, and are concerned about those who are being led astray by wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Let us now take careful heed of some of the things these wolves in sheep’s clothing have spoken in their lives and eventually will have to give an account to God in the Day of Judgment.
The Roman Catholic Church and The Global Scourge of Ecumenism
Since the Second Vatican Council, also called Vatican II (1962-1965 – the 21st ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church) opened wide its doors to interfaith dialogue, the rivers of pagan spiritualities began to infiltrate not only the RCC but most Protestant churches as well, especially in the realm of occult meditation and particularly Hindu, Buddhist, Tao, and Sufi spiritualities. Many Roman priests, monks, and clergy began to search for possible affiliations and connections between Romish Christianity and Eastern Mysticism. As we shall see later, some of the things they have found in Holy Writ and the Eastern writings that seem to promote compatibility are so bizarre that it’s not even funny.
John Main (1926-1982)
Douglas Main (his birth name), as we’ve already seen earlier, was Laurence Freeman’s mentor and tutor. Main went from studying Law at Trinity College to serving in the British Colonial Service. During his station in Malaysia in 1955, he met Hindu Swami Satyananda who taught him how to use a mantra to attain meditative stillness and allegedly connect with “the divine.”
In Christian Meditation (published by the Benedictine Priory of Montreal, 1977) John Main explains the following concerning his teacher, Swami Satyananda:
“For the swami, the aim of meditation was coming to awareness of the Spirit of the universe who dwells in our hearts, and he recited these verses from the Upanishads: “He contains all things, all works and desires, and all perfumes and tastes. And he enfolds the whole universe and, in silence, is loving to all. This is the Spirit that is in my heart. This is Brahman.” (p. 11). (Emphasis added).Christian Meditation, p. 11
Later (1970), after he had become an ordained Benedictine priest and taken the name of John in 1963, he studied the writings of John Cassian and The Cloud of Unknowing and recognized certain parallels between Catholicism’s mystical practices and Swami Satyananda’s methods of meditation.
The biblical perspective of God’s righteous judgments on those who blend Eastern and Western spiritualities, and it being an abomination in His sight, tends one to think that the name of Main’s guru should rather have been pronounced as SAT[y]AN[anda] (John 8:44). The quote below confirms that there are many in the Catholic Church who have been stirred by the Holy Spirit’s warning not to indulge in their church’s ecumenism. (Revelation 18:4).
A person by the name of Tom wrote:
As a Catholic, at the outset, I had many questions and fears…
My biggest question: “Should I practice a discipline that in part, stems from a non-Christian tradition…even though it comes from a man (John Main) whose teachings speak simply and eloquently of a Christ I’ve always sought but could never find?”.
Many Catholics and non-Catholics who practice contemplative prayer, centering prayer, silence, and Lectio Divina, and don’t seem to feel comfortable with the term “mantra” as it is used in Eastern meditation, have had their worried minds cleverly soothed by mystics who have sought to marry any differences between Western and Eastern spiritualities.
For instance, did John Main consider the mantra meditation of his teacher, Swami Satyananda, compatible with the teaching of John Cassian, and The Cloud of Unknowing, the two main bedrocks of the Benedictine Order? John Main in his Christian Meditation (published by the Benedictine Priory of Montreal, 1977), explains his teacher’s use of the mantra as follows:
For the swami, the aim of meditation was the coming to awareness of the Spirit of the universe who dwells in our hearts, and he recited these verses from the Upanishads: “He contains all things, all works and desires, and all perfumes and tastes. And he enfolds the whole universe and, in silence, is loving to all. This is the Spirit that is in my heart. This is Brahman.” (p. 11)
Neil McKenty writes:
It should be noted that while Swami Satyananda was a Hindu monk, he was educated at a Roman Catholic school and had considered becoming a Christian. Although he studied Raja yoga, Sanskrit and Eastern disciplines, his awareness of and love for the Christian tradition should not be overlooked. Perhaps the fact of speaking to a Christian audience determined both the swami’s choice of Hindu Scripture above and John Main’s reiteration of the same, placing emphasis on a concept that is comprehensible in Christian terms.
It is clear, whatever the case may be, that Swami Satyananda’s understanding of the goal of meditation coincides with the Christian concept of the aim of contemplative prayer as conscious union with the Indwelling Spirit of God. The parallel deepens when the Swami explains the general goal of his life as the restoration of the consciousness of the Kingdom of God among his fellow-men.– Neil McKenty. In the Stillness Dancing: The Journey of John Main. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1986. p. 50.
Compatibility and like-mindedness do not determine correlations, agreements or relationships between two opposites, and neither do words that look the same on paper, in this case, “Spirit of God” and “Spirit of the universe.” In The Teaching of Djwahl Kuhl – The Main Occult Laws and Concepts, Tatiana Danina writes:
The notion of the “Spirit” is also consistent with such occult terms as “Father”, “Brahma” (this, along with Vishnu and Shiva, one of the hypostases of the Hindu Triune God), “Heaven”, Fohat, Purusha, Breath of Heaven, Breath of Life, Nefesh, “Light”. (Emphasis added).
In A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, which Alice Bailey dedicated to Helena Petrova Blavatsky, “that great disciple who lighted her torch in the East and brought the light to Europe and America in 1875,” she wrote:
The teaching which is given in this Treatise on Cosmic Fire might be formulated in the following terms. These postulates are simply extensions of the three fundamentals to be found in the Proem in the first volume of The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky. Students are recommended to study them carefully; in this way their understanding of the Treatise will be greatly aided.
I. There is one Boundless Immutable Principle; one Absolute Reality which, antecedes all manifested conditioned Being. It is beyond the range and reach of any human thought or expression.
The manifested Universe is contained within this Absolute Reality and is a conditioned symbol of it. In the totality of this manifested Universe, three aspects are to be conceived.
1. The First Cosmic Logos, impersonal and unmanifested, the precursor of the Manifested.
2. The Second Cosmic Logos, Spirit-Matter, Life, the Spirit of the Universe.
3. The Third Cosmic Logos, Cosmic Ideation, the Universal World-Soul.
From these basic creative principles, in successive gradations there issue in ordered sequence the numberless Universes comprising countless Manifesting Stars and Solar Systems.
Each Solar System is the manifestation of the energy and life of a great Cosmic Existence, Whom we call, for lack of a better term, a Solar Logos.
This Solar Logos incarnates, or comes into manifestation, through the medium of a solar system. This solar system is the body, or form, of this cosmic Life, and is itself triple.
This triple solar system can be described in terms of three aspects, or (as the Christian theology puts it) in terms of three Persons.
ELECTRIC FIRE, or SPIRIT.
1st Person————–Father. Life. Will. Purpose. Positive energy.
SOLAR FIRE, OR SOUL.
2nd Person————-Son. Consciousness. Love-Wisdom. Equilibrised energy.
FIRE BY FRICTION, or Body, or Matter.
3rd Person————-Holy Spirit. Form. Active Intelligence. Negative energy.
Satan is no fool when it comes to using biblical terms to his own advantage and to mislead people as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). Albert Barnes comments as follows on this passage in Scripture.
Therefore, it is no great thing … – It is not to be deemed surprising. You are not to wonder if people of the basest, blackest character put on the appearance of the greatest sanctity, and even become eminent as professed preachers of righteousness.
Whose end shall be … – Whose final destiny. Their doom in eternity shall not be according to their fair professions and plausible pretenses, for they cannot deceive God; but shall be according to their real character, and their works. Their work is a work of deception, and they shall be judged according to that. What revelations there will be in the day of judgment, when all impostors shall be unmasked, and when all hypocrites and deceivers shall be seen in their true colors! And how desirable is it that there should be such a day to disclose all beings in their true character, and forever to remove imposture and delusion from the universe!
In his book “Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality A Pathway to Growth and healing” Philip St. Romain, of which Thomas Keating wrote the foreword, says:
More than any other writer in the New Testament, Luke emphasizes the reality of the Baptism of the Spirit. He describes two stages of conversion: the first, a coming to faith in Christ, which is celebrated with Baptism, and the second, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, conferred by the laying on of hands from the Apostles. Signs of the Baptism of the Spirit are speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing, miracles, and great joy. I have experienced all these in various degrees since my days in Charismatic Renewal, 1973-76, and I can affirm that sensations like wind and fire often accompany the Baptism of the Spirit.
What interests me most, now, is Luke’s reference to a Baptism by Fire. Although I have no exegetical basis for proposing that this is a second state of the Baptism of the Spirit, it is here that I find my experiences validated by Scripture. Following my adult conversion and Baptism of the Spirit in 1973,1 lived out of a Spirit-centered Ego. Beginning in 1986, however, the transformational process described in this book dismantled the Spirit-centered Ego and led me into a purification process that has been both extremely painful and fruitful. This Baptism of Fire, the kundalini experience, developed out of prayer and Christian living. Therefore, I view my experience of kundalini as a second phase of the Baptism of the Spirit, the purpose of which has been to cleanse my being of emotional pain and bring me to integration at the level of Soul. This Baptism has been a movement of grace; it is nothing that the Ego has accomplished.
What once confused me was that many of the experiences of kundalini I read about did not seem to be related to the Holy Spirit. When I read that many Hindus claimed that kundalini was the Holy Spirit, I became even more confused.
Having read and reflected much on this topic, I am now prepared to say that the kundalini process may or may not give testimony to the work of the Holy Spirit. For those living the life of the Spirit, the kundalini process could be experienced as a deeper Baptism, or purification process. Others may enter the kundalini process as a result of working the disciplines of breathing and posture that release repressed Soul energies into the body. In short, kundalini process is no sure sign of the Spirit and no guarantee for the life of holiness. Dualistic though this conclusion may sound–separating the Holy Spirit from the kundalini process–l am convinced that it is important that this distinction be made, or else we shall make the mistake of regarding all people with kundalini experiences as sages, prophets, and agents of the Holy Spirit.
Finally, and by way of wondering out loud, I think it is worth reflecting on the possibility that the Holy Spirit just might be the kundalini energy of the risen Christ. Developing these reflections fully is beyond the scope of this book, but they could help us to more deeply understand the meaning of the Mystical Body of Christ and the regeneration of the Soul. Christianity has always maintained that the Soul is not-God (even though it is of-God), and that because of sin the Soul has lost its natural experience of God. Christianity also maintains that the Soul is healed through faith in Christ and the restorative action of the Holy Spirit. The energies of the Holy Spirit must, then, be compatible with our human, Soul energies. Since Christ was human, His Soul energies, though more intense than ours, are nevertheless harmonious with ours. In restoring a Soul, He takes it into His own Body, where after the Soul lives not by its own created volition, but through participation in the Life of the Body. Thus is the Soul remade in the image of Christ while being fully restored to the fullness of its own created energies. (Emphasis added).
One does not have to be a rocket scientist to see why there has always been a very strong affiliation between the Roman Catholic Church and Pentecostalism, the Word of Faith Movement, and the New Apostolic Reformation, and why Kenneth Copeland and other Word of Faith proponents have climbed into bed with the harlot of Revelation 17. As a matter of interest Philip St. Romain was a Charismatic before he became a Roman priest. He writes:
More than any other writer in the New Testament, Luke emphasizes the reality of the Baptism of the Spirit. He describes two stages of conversion: the first, a coming to faith in Christ, which is celebrated with Baptism, and the second, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, conferred by the laying on of hands from the Apostles. Signs of the Baptism of the Spirit are speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing, miracles, and great joy. I have experienced all these in various degrees since my days in Charismatic Renewal, 1973-76, and I can affirm that sensations like wind and fire often accompany the Baptism of the Spirit. (Emphasis added).
– Philip St. Romain, “Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality A Pathway to Growth and healing”
Kundalini and its Roman Catholic connection
The doctrines of devils and their activities (1 Timothy 4:1) are widely disseminated throughout various Christian movements, churches, denominations, and house groups that are popping up everywhere like toadstools.
Although their modus operandi differs in practice from church to church and movement to movement, they all have one thing in common and that is to deceive their already duped followers into believing it is the Holy Spirit who gifts them with phenomena like so-called hot and holy fire sensations, speaking in tongues, violent body shakings, uncontrollable crying and/or laughing, dreams and visions, prophecy, bright and colored lights, etc.
One of the leading Roman Catholic advocates of contemplative prayer who has morphed the Kundalini serpent spirit into a dangerous benign and cute little friend is Philip St. Romain.
I have often asked myself why the Word of God affirms that only a few find the strait gate and the narrow way (Matthew 7:13-14). Surely, God who has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11) and wants everyone to be saved (2 Peter 3:9), wouldn’t allow the bulk of humanity the suffer in the Lake of Fire for all eternity.
The prophet Jeremiah promises that anyone who seeks God with all his heart will find Him (Jeremiah 23:19). Aren’t the mystics and contemplatives, the WOF and NAR folk seeking God with all their heart and a desire to go deeper and further on their journey to find Him?
The short answer is, NO; they are not seeking Him with all their heart. They are seeking experiences of some kind which shuts out the use of their critical minds so that they may experience the “now” phenomenon of being in the presence of God. It is a false gospel with another Jesus and another spirit which is leading thousands, if not millions, to hell (2 Corinthians 11:3-4).
As you may recall, Philip St. Romain said:
“. . . . allow your attention to get into the now, . . . getting into the now of life, believing you are loved by God, alert for love invitations, willing to let go of your way. It’s just simple little stuff like that. That’s it. What else do you [need]? That’s it. The word now, now, now, now; all of these little phrases . . . are about allowing these things to happen to allow your attention to be molded into a now.
I began to wonder whether that might not be what eternal life is.” . . . There was nothing to do but to let the [Kundalini] experience to unfold. The only other choice I had, was not to pray [contemplatively] at all. By the Fall of ’86 there was no way to take prayer time without this happening within the first two minutes. It was almost a drudgery by then to read the Scripture. My mind was not interested in what Scripture had to say. It was not wanting to reflect on that; it was not wanting to get meaning out of that.”
This is why Jesus Christ said, “You shall know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16). Johan Geyser and his cohorts at the Mosaïek Church exhibited the very same corrupt fruits at a conference they held in September 2009 when he delivered a talk he titled “A Holy Longing.” Dr. Johan Geyser said:
The God of the Bible says;
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8).
The God of the Bible says:
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” (2 Timothy 2:15-16).
The God of the Bible says:
“I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.” (Psalm 26:5).” Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.” (Psalm 107:10-12).”Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” (Psalm 1:1).
The main purpose of meditation and its so-called Christian offshoot called contemplative prayer is to have your mind go beyond reason and ultimately enter into a mindless state of being one with everyone and everything in the cosmos. That’s when they, as they say, reach enlightenment, when the serpentine crown chakra in the head is opened to get in touch with your higher self.
Philip St Romain writes:
“From the Hindu literature, I learned that what I was calling the true self, they called enlightenment, advaita, or Self-realization (sat-chit-ananda). This awakening is the goal of Hinduism, and the various kinds of yogas are disciplines to lead one to realize this goal. I came into contact with a very deep, holistic understanding of human nature and its various systems of energy and intelligence which helped me to understand myself better. Hinduism teaches one how to work with these various levels to come to the experience of enlightenment.”
Johan Geyser’s and Philip St Romain’s Kundalini experiences have undoubtedly produced the same results – they have stopped reading their Bibles the way God wants them to do it, and not as a vehicle to meditatively reflect on the “now” (another word for eternal life). Henceforth, sound biblical doctrine has become a superfluous commodity to them (2 Timothy 4:3) and instead have “NOW” embraced the doctrines of demons in the sphere of the so-called “NOW” (1 Timothy 4:1).
Most certainly [Lord] You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob,
Because they are filled with influences from the east,
And they are soothsayers [who foretell] like the Philistines;
Also they strike bargains with the children of foreigners (pagans). (Isaiah 2:6. AMP)
Beware of These Wolves in Sheep’s clothing: They are endangering your souls.
May God have mercy on their pitiful souls.
The Jesuit Institute of South Africa
As was already mentioned, Trevor Hudson and Jacques Bornmann, two regular speakers at the Mosaïek Church, are deeply involved with the Jesus Institution of South Africa and as such are also deeply impregnated by the spirit of Ignatius of Loyola (October 1491 – 31 July 1556) who was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, and co-founder of the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541 (Wikipedia).
Few people know what the Jesuit Order entails. Here is an article taken from http://www.reformation.org/oath.html which exposes the true colors of Ignatius of Loyola’s spirituality.
Extreme Oath of the Jesuits
“When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:”
My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.
You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.
You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.
You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as co-adjurer, confessor and priest, but you have not yet been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved.” Therefore, to fit yourself for your work and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me—
The Extreme Oath of the Jesuits:
“1, _ now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ’s Vice-regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of my power I shall and will defend this doctrine of his Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the now pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the Continent of America and elsewhere; and all adherents in regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome. I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals, or obedience to any of the laws, magistrates or officers.
I do further declare that the doctrine of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable and they themselves damned who will not forsake the same.
I do further declare, that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of his Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland or America, or in any other Kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.
I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume my religion heretical, for the propaganda of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents’ counsels from time to time, as they may entrust me and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred covenant.
I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ.
That I may go to any part of the world withersoever I may be sent, to the frozen regions of the North, the burning sands of the desert of Africa, or the jungles of India, to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of America, without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things whatsoever communicated to me.
I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.
In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, my soul and all my corporal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth and my soul be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever!
All of which, I, _, do swear by the Blessed Trinity and blessed Sacraments, which I am now to receive, to perform and on my part to keep inviolable; and do call all the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness the blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, and witness the same further with my name written and with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy covenant.”
(He receives the wafer from the Superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger dipped in his own blood taken from over his heart.)
“You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank.
In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another mutually make the ordinary sign of the cross as any ordinary Roman Catholic would; then one cross his wrists, the palms of his hands open, and the other in answer crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the center of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the center of the palm of the right; the first then with his right-hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; the first then with his right-hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first. The first then says Iustum; and the other answers Necar; the first Reges. The other answers Impious.” (The meaning of which has already been explained.) “The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name Jesu will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers:
Question —From whither do you come? Answer — The Holy faith.
Q. —Whom do you serve?
A. —The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.
Q. —Who commands you?
A. —The Successor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.
Q. —Who received you? A. —A venerable man in white hair.
A. —With a naked dagger, I kneeling upon the cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred order.
Q. —Did you take an oath?
A. —I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex nor condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation of murmuring.
Q. —Will you do that? A. —I will.
Q. —How do you travel? A. —In the bark of Peter the fisherman.
Q. —Whither do you travel? A. —To the four quarters of the globe.
Q. —For what purpose?
A. —To obey the orders of my general and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oaths.
Q. —Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated.”
Pope and Patriarch Teochist
May 8, 1999. — Pope meet with Orthodox Patriarch Teochist in Romania. This Orthodox Patriarch is your typical Jesuit in disguise. . . . While the Vatican is bombing his brothers . . . he is urging unity with Rome!!!
President Clinton is a graduate of Jesuit Georgetown University in Wash., D.C. We don’t know if he took this oath but he manifests all the characteristics of a well trained Jesuit.
This oath is taken from the book Subterranean Rome by Carlos Didier, translated from the French and published in New York in 1843. Dr. Alberto Rivera escaped from the Jesuit Order in 1967, and he describes his Jesuit oath in exactly the same way as it appears in this book. Semper idem: always the same.
The Jesuit Oath of Induction is also recorded in the Congressional Record of the U.S.A. (House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913, pp. 3215-3216)