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Preparing for Persecution

By Berit Kjos
Kjos Ministries

Cloud and Light 01On a cold drizzly day in early 1998 [long before the NSA raised fear of a rising Police State], I took a sobering tour through the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. A picture of a Gestapo officer brought back memories of the Nazi soldiers that guarded our neighborhood in Norway during World War II. Young as I was (I was born in Oslo shortly before Hitler’s invasion of Norway), I will never forget the piercing air raids, the thundering war planes, our hiding place in the basement, and the sounds of exploding bombs and fires around us.

My young father was a leader in “Hjemme Fronten” (the Home Front) — an underground army of loyal Norwegians who would risk death than submit to Nazi tyranny. Caught helping other brave soldiers escape into neutral Sweden, he endured hunger, torment, and the threat of death in Oslo’s main Nazi concentration camp before his release at the end of the war.

The Norwegian people didn’t known such tyranny until the Nazi warships sailed up the Oslofjord on April 9, 1940. Overnight, Hitler’s fascism replaced liberty and trusted friends became foes. Resistance to the new ideology would be costly. But for most Norwegians, the choice was clear. Unlike Hitler’s masses, we hadn’t been weakened by years of ceaseless propaganda, slogans, service, and celebrations dedicated to the triumph of National Socialism.

Decades later, Andy and I visited the Holocaust museum in Auschwitz, Poland. Our journey through dark memories of WW2 began in the section dedicated to Nazi propaganda. Pausing by each display, I was startled by words that could so easily describe America today. The quotes brought stark reminders that, apart from God, human nature doesn’t change with time. Nor do the aims of the spiritual mastermind behind the scenes who has always sought ways to stir hatred toward God’s people. One tactic was simply to provide nice-sounding alternatives to biblical faith and service.

“Individuals were urged to sacrifice themselves for a greater ‘People’s Community,’” announced one of the displays. Such slogans must have sounded good to the masses, for few saw the cruel manipulation behind the noble words.

I thought of President Clinton’s calls for “sacrifice”, “service, “unity”, “common values”, “civil society,” and “safe” communities. How many people today see the ominous meanings behind such noble words? Click here to continue reading.

 

Trusting God as Freedom Fades

american-flagby Berit Kjos
Kjos Ministries

“These [World War II soldiers] came here to storm these beaches for one purpose only… to preserve freedom.”[1] Former General Eisenhower remembering D-Day.

“We’re at the beginning of a long process of breaking down the walls of national sovereignty.”[2] Assistant Secretary of State William Benton, 1946.

“The future society will be a totally new civilization which will synthesize the experience of Socialism and Capitalism [the Third Way]…”[3] Mikhail Gorbachev, 1996.

“The Third Way agenda, to which Bill and Hillary Clinton have made a fundamental contribution, is the new agenda of our time.”[4]

“If we are not governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants.”[5] William Penn

What does the word “freedom” mean in the context of today’s corrupt culture? Amoral license? Liberty to follow feelings rather than facts? A ban on Christian expressions of faith? Mandatory “tolerance” for homosexual lifestyles?

To conform young minds to the vision of global solidarity, pluralism must replace God’s unchanging Truth. So seventh grade World History text books promote Islam and demean Christianity. Social Studies are used to “normalize homosexuality.”[6] And propaganda for “social justice” seems more acceptable than loyalty to our sovereign God — even in churches! [7] As God warned us long ago,

“…when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them… when your heart is lifted up and you forget the Lord your God. … Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods… you shall surely perish.” Deuteronomy 8:12-14, 17-19

But few heed such warnings in these times of cultural “Christianity.” No wonder we are losing the God-given freedom that helped make America a strong and moral nation.

Roots of Oppression

Back in 1994, Thomas Sowell made an interesting observation. Click here to continue reading.

Deceit, Delusion, and the Destruction of America

LTRP Note: As we are preparing for the release of our latest book, The Gospel in Bonds by former Soviet religious prisoner and pastor Georgi Vins, we are reminded of this article by Berit Kjos that discusses the danger America is in of becoming another socialist, Marxist-type government. We must keep in mind, that whether it is Islamic terrorism, communism and Marxism, or mystical spirituality and the New Age, Satan has an agenda throughout the world to deceive man into thinking his way is better than God’s way. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for any person. Let us, as believers, work to defend this Gospel message and to help keep its integrity and purity intact. And as we have learned from stories like Pastor Vins, even if we lose our freedom and must be imprisoned for our faith, we cannot be separated from our Lord.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? . . . For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8: 35, 38-39)

By Kjos Ministries
An article in the Russian Pravda titled “American capitalism gone with a whimper” has been spreading a somber view of America. Unlike it’s old Soviet-era namesake, this new Pravda may actually be telling the truth. Most of this message can be verified, as you will see in the links and facts that follow these excerpts:

Vintage  Postage Stamp. Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels And V.i. Len“…the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple…. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was…. Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

“First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture…. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their ‘right’ to choke down a McDonald’s burger… than for their constitutional rights….

“Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches… were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the ‘winning’ side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another….

“The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. … His spending and money printing has been record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe….

“These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

“The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.”[5]

We have listed many of these transnational power-brokers in “A Chronology of the Revolutionary Roots of the UN.” Some are obvious participants in the seventy-year-long “partnership” between Russian Communism and leading American capitalists. As you ponder these examples, remember that today’s transformation is no “conspiracy theory.” It’s really happening!

1913. President Woodrow Wilson wrote: “Some of the biggest men in the U. S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”[6]

1919. After Lenin had established his bloody reign in Russia, Colonel Mandel House, President Woodrow Wilson’s main advisor, cabled the president the following message from Paris: “There have been… published here statements made by American papers to the effect that Russia should be treated as an enemy. It is exceedingly important that such criticism should be suppressed.”[7] For references, links, and to read the rest of this article, click here.

Christian Homeschooling Families Lead Fight Against ‘Common Core’ Standards

Back To SchooolBy Garrett Haley
Christian News Network

As states across the country grapple with the controversial ‘Common Core’ educational guidelines, many Christian homeschooling families and organizations are leading the charge against the standards, asserting that they threaten parents’ rights to educate their children.

Several states—including Texas, Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma, and, most recently, Louisiana—have all taken steps to partially or completely opt out of the Common Core curriculum. The nationalized Common Core standards would require schools to meet certain learning benchmarks at each grade level, but some educators and lawmakers are skeptical about the program.

“We’re very alarmed about choice and local control of curriculum being taken away from our parents and educators,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal stated in a recent press conference.

In addition to educators and lawmakers, many Christian homeschooling families and homeschooling organizations have expressed opposition to Common Core. BJU Press, a leading publisher of Christian homeschooling materials, strongly condemned the motive behind the new standards. Click here to continue reading.

Related Information:

NEW PRINT BOOKLET TRACT: A “Common Core” For a Global Community by Berit Kjos

Video on Common Core Curriculum Shows Indoctrination of Children in Public Schools

 

What Parents Can Do To Protect Their Children From The War on Christianity

By Berit Kjos
(author of How to Protect Your Child From the New Age and Spiritual Deception)

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)

Happy parents making home for kids in beautiful natureThough the spiritual war grows fiercer all around us with each passing day, this is not a time to fear, despair, get angry, or lose hope. History has proven that times of ease and acceptance produce complacency, while repression and persecution produce strong, solid Christian believers who wholeheartedly trust in Him and are not afraid to contend for the faith and protect their children.

God is our strength in the struggle against a counterfeit force, and He will accomplish His purposes through us. As we trust Him to give us courage and strength, He will remove any fear we have of contending for the faith and doing what we must to protect our children, even if it sometimes means we are standing alone.

Nehemiah faced a battle similar to ours. When Satan sent human agents to mock, ridicule, incapacitate, and destroy God’s people, Nehemiah prayed. God answered with a foolproof plan that can also work for us today:

Step One: Be Alert &Always Keep on Praying

Pray! For as Jesus said, “[W]ithout me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5). The battle begins and ends with prayer. Pray for open and trusting communication with your child. Pray for discernment to detect teaching that contradicts God’s truth. Pray for wisdom to know when to speak up and what to say.

Pray for your child. Pray that he learns to discern error on his own and that he will be bold enough to speak truth with courage and to stand alone when all his friends follow after other gods. Pray that pleasing God will be more important than pleasing teachers and peers.

Pray together as a family. Put on the “whole armour of God” daily. Remember that “having your loins girt about with truth” means more than merely declaring it done. It means reading (or hearing) and following the Word, and knowing it well enough to discern error. Read and discuss Ephesians 6:13-17. Memorize the parts of the armor.

Pray that you might meet other Christians who also understand the problem. Pray for faithful Christian friends for your child. Pray for other parents who will stand with you. Since you see the need to get involved in your child’s schooling, pray for direction.

Pray for the school, teachers, principals, counselors, the curriculum committee, and the school board. Pray that they learn God’s truth, discern deception, choose the best curriculum, and make wise decisions.

Trust God, not yourself.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Step Two: Know What Your Child Is Learning in School
Talk with your child. Listen for clues that help you spot good as well as questionable teaching. Be objective and model appreciation of schools and teachers.

Perhaps you have a child who gladly gives detailed accounts of all events from the time he left for school that morning. My boys preferred to answer all my questions with a brief “Good!” or “Okay.” But I discovered that a tasty snack after school could produce at least five minutes of sharing. When my son was fourteen, a sandwich at a local deli boosted our conversations immensely.

I also found that communication mysteriously wilted when my sons suspected that my motive was cross-examination rather than having fun together or if I kept so busy at home that I couldn’t stop and listen.

If you and your child have been too busy to really listen to each other, it is not too late to begin now. Don’t start by asking a lot of questions about school, especially if you have a teenager. She probably won’t be ready to share openly until she knows she can count on your empathetic response, non-judgmental attitude, and genuine interest in her. If she has found that her sharing produces anxiety, agitation, anger, and an impulsive trip to her teacher resulting in confrontation on any level, she will probably make a point to keep hidden from you most, if not all, questionable information. No child wants to be an accomplice to an emotional or embarrassing confrontation.

Volunteer to assist the teacher in the classroom. You will gain firsthand knowledge as well as easy access to the teacher’s listening ear.
Scan elementary textbooks, take-home papers, and fliers. Check to see if significant facts are deleted or distorted. Consider their effects on your child. Ask yourself the following questions about the above material:

Does it censor out important facts about the influences of Christianity in the development of our country? Does it imply that Christianity is unimportant, old-fashioned, or a hindrance to progress? Does it ask your child to discuss his faith in front of the class—thus leaving him open to embarrassment and ridicule? With new proposals for bringing religion back in schools, look carefully at the kinds of religions which are being promoted and ways in which these religions will be taught. It could mean wide open doors to more counterfeits.

Does it present an imbalanced view of Christians? Are pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and other Christians denigrated, maligned, and ridiculed—or never described favorably?

Does it emphasize, promote, or give detailed descriptions of other religions, while ignoring Christianity?

Does it require your child’s participation in spiritual exercises? Does it give instructions in Yoga, meditation, channeling, or guided imagery?

Does it include a blatant pro-homosexual slant?

Does it ask your child not to share information with his parents?

Discuss your findings with your child. Express your appreciation for the good things you see. Explain any area of concern. Teach discernment by pointing out contradictions to God’s truth.

Step Three: Know & Exercise Your Privileges as a Parent

If you suspect a problem, you may need to talk with the teacher and, if necessary, ask to see the teacher’s manual and classroom projects. But first—

Discuss your plan with your child if his age and understanding level permits. Explain that God made you, not the school, responsible for his training and education. Therefore, you have the right to know what he learns and the responsibility to guard his spiritual development. In obedience to God, you must act when God shows you areas of spiritual danger or distortion.

Pray together as a family for God’s wisdom and direction—for His love and message to be communicated through you. Pray for openness and responsiveness in the people you find yourself in a position of having to address.

Keep in mind that many teachers try to do the best they can and would not consciously try to subvert your children. They merely apply the latest techniques presented to them at teachers’ seminars, conventions, or in-service sessions. These new ideas are like the tail of an elephant—they rarely reveal the character of the whole.

Convinced their intentions are good, most teachers and principals will naturally become defensive if you confront them with anger or harshness. Pray, therefore, that God will enable you to express genuine appreciation for their well-meaning efforts.

Let the teacher know you care. Realize that a major reason why the school has assumed the responsibility for educating your child is its belief that most parents have abdicated theirs. Have you shown interest by helping with classroom activities, joining in school activities, or perhaps driving for a field trip?

Make an appointment with the teacher or school official you need to see.

Let your outward appearance reflect God’s peace and order. Even how you dress could affect their attitude toward you, as well as your own sense of confidence.

Bring written notes of the facts that concern you. Be prepared to suggest possible solutions to the problem.

Bring a tape recorder and ask permission to use it. Recording the conference helps me review conversations, follow suggestions, and share information with my husband.

Be spiritually and emotionally ready to face resistance, defensiveness, and denial, but don’t expect them.

Be familiar with the laws written to help you carry out your responsibilities. For example, if school officials refuse to show you special classroom projects, you can remind them of your legal rights as a parent.

The Protection of Pupil Rights (Hatch) Amendment states that “all instructional material, including teacher’s manuals, films, tapes, or other supplementary instructional material which will be used in connection with any research or experimentation program or project shall be available for inspection by the parents or guardians of the children engaged in such programs or projects.”2

The “Equal Protection” Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment affirms that humanist or New Age educators have no more right to promote their religious views than do Christians. The constitutional interpretation that forbids prayer in school can work in our favor.
Your state and school district may have other helpful laws. Check to see which ones would apply to your situation. Write to your U.S. senator and request federal and state level “Freedom of Information Acts.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Parents’ Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act,” parents have the right to:

Access their child’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, and class schedules.

Review their child’s education records.

Protect their child’s privacy.3

Step Four: Enlist the Support of Other Christian Families
Find other parents who share your concern. Your influence increases when parents stand together.
Pray with other Christian parents. Always have prayer backing when you need to confront. And remember this verse:

Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6)

Get together with other parents to discuss issues, compare notes, seek God’s guidance, and plan strategy. Go to the board meetings regularly and speak out! One strong and wise but gracious voice can wield tremendous influence.

Show your child you understand the loneliness he may feel in an anti-Christian classroom, and remind him he is not alone. Today, God is training many children to follow His truth, no matter what it may cost. Pray together that God will provide a Christian friend who shares his commitment and can stand with him for what he believes. (This presupposes that he really knows and understands what he believes. So keep teaching God’s truth.)

If you have a less-than-desirable communication pattern with your child, pray that God will provide another adult confidant—someone for whom your child has or could have a great deal of respect for and who also shares your views.

Inform and warn all who will listen.

“[N]ow I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light” (Acts 26:17-18).

Equipping Your Elementary Child to Deal with Deception
Know that you are the most important teacher in your child’s life. So take time to share her struggles, read together, and help with homework.
Make sure your child has entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; otherwise she will not be able to understand biblical truth and discern the counterfeit.

Continue to read and talk about God’s Word.

Explain the differences between God’s truth and the counterfeit New Age spirituality. Study the charts that can be found on my website.
Make a game of discovering examples of New Age spirituality. Explain each conflict from God’s point of view. As your child learns to see beliefs contrary to the truth, she will grow in discernment.

Alert your child to some of the New Age buzzwords and phrases such as: centering, visualizing, meditation, contemplative prayer, inner space, “imagine yourself flying,” “feel yourself becoming,” etc.

Warn your child that meditation, guided imagery, Yoga, visualization, and other spiritual or psychic techniques are not neutral exercises. They can bring her into contact with dangerous, supernatural forces—which God has told us to avoid. Discuss Deuteronomy 18:10-12 together:

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD.

Explain the significance of God’s armor. Practice putting it on together. Assure your child that this armor will keep her spiritually safe. Remind her that if coerced into being physically present during meditations, séances, or guided imagery, she need not be afraid or participate mentally. Instead, she should thank God for keeping her safe in the armor.

Equipping Your Teenage Child to Deal With Deception
Equip your children to discern evil and resist compromise. “Be not deceived” (1 Corinthians 15:33).

Be available. Your teenage child needs your participation in his life. He needs to see you as more dependable, caring, and understanding than his peers and teachers. Take time to enjoy as well as discipline, to play as well as pray.

Listen! Give undivided attention! Be patient. Pray for understanding. Don’t react with shock, dismay, or fear when your teenager shares what’s happening in his world. Respond with gentle wisdom and compassionate love.

Show appreciation. All too often, I catch myself correcting and reminding more frequently than affirming and thanking. Ask God to show you good things to affirm daily.

Provide information on New Age influences in the school. Suggest interesting books and articles he can read. Then plan times to discuss their relevance either one-on-one or as a family.

If you question whether your teenager has a personal relationship with Christ, pray daily for openness to truth. Contact with Christians and an opportune moment with you or another Christian might lead him or her to Christ.

Encourage your child to read the Bible each day. He needs to wear God’s armor as much as you do—and that requires regular feeding upon and exposure to truth.

Share a meal. In Seducers Among Our Children, retired Investigative Sergeant Patrick Crough suggests sharing a meal at a restaurant or pizza parlor with your teen as a way to “learn about what goes on in our children’s daily lives . . . not to gather intelligence for disciplinary action but to assist you in keeping them safe.”4

Get in the habit of praying together. When you share your needs (with discretion) and ask for prayer, your teenager will find it easier to share his. When you show appreciation for God’s answers and His wise, loving participation in your life (according to your teenager’s capacity to listen), you are encouraging your teenager to know, trust, and follow God.

Be a friend as well as a parent. Show respect, trust (where earned), and genuine appreciation. By your attitude and words—make sure they match—you can give your child a vision of what God wants to do in his life. Then walk with your child—not pulling from ahead or pushing from behind—but at his side, gently encouraging, sharing, and supporting.

Children are a precious gift, an awesome responsibility, and your greatest investment. Training them to follow God challenges your faith, demands your time, drains your energy, forces you to your knees, shows you God’s sufficiency, and delights your heart. Hang in there—and “count it all joy” (James 1:2).

Endnotes:

1. Cyndie Huntington and Nita Scoggan, Combat Handbook for Parents with Children in Public Schools (Manassas, VA: Royalty Publishing Company, 1988), pp. 9-10.
2. Protection of Pupils Rights—the Hatch Amendment (http://www.learn-usa.com/relevant_to_et/pr002.htm).
3. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html).
4. Patrick Crough, Seducers Among Our Children (Eureka, MT: Lighthouse Trails Publishing, 2012), p. 195.

Common Core School Assignment: Was Holocaust Real or ‘Merely a Political Scheme?’

88253LTRP Note: For those who are wondering just what “Common Core” has in store for American children, read this article below as well as Berit Kjos’ booklet  A “Common Core” For a Global Community.

By Barbara Boland
CNS News

The Rialto school district in California gave eighth graders an 18-page assignment that asked them to consider arguments on whether the Holocaust was an “actual event” or a “propaganda tool that was used for monetary gain.”

The project created media outrage, but the school district initially defended the assignment, saying that Common Core standards are intended to teach critical thinking. The school district, through interim superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam, revised its position when L.A.-based Anti-Defamation league expressed its concerns.

The assignment given to the eighth graders read:

“When tragic events occur in history, there is often debate about their actual existence. For example, some people claim the Holocaust is not an actual historical event, but instead is a propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain. Based upon your research on this issue, write an argumentative essay, utilizing cited textual evidence, in which you explain whether or not you believe the Holocaust was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain. Remember to address counterclaims (rebuttals) to your stated claim. You are also required to use parenthetical (internal) citations and to provide a Works Cited page.”

To continue reading, click here.

 

 

Indigo Children

By Berit Kjos

During a flight delay in Chicago in the late nineties, I spent my time browsing the airport bookstore near my terminal. When a young woman next to me picked up a copy of Conversations With God, the first book in the popular series by Neale Donald Walsch, I had to ask, “Are you familiar with that book?”

“A friend told me I should read it,” she answered. She then told me she was a Christian.

“But it’s not about Christianity,” I warned her. “It may sound good and use a lot of Christian words, but its message turns God’s truth upside down.”

She thanked me and put the book back. My thoughts drifted back to a Christian conference some years earlier where several publishing house editors had concluded that the “New Age movement had peaked.” No need for more books on that topic, they said, for the faddish seductions of the “beautiful” side of evil would soon fade away.1

They couldn’t have been further from the truth. While those early blooms of occult enticements might have peaked in interest among Christians, the seeds of deception sown during the 1960s and 1970s had already taken root in well-cultivated soil across America. Since then, the poisonous fruit disseminated through The Beatles, Napoleon Hill, Shirley MacLaine, Marianne Williamson, Hindu gurus, goddess worshippers, and countless other spiritual advocates of New Age spirituality has sprouted everywhere—in schools, churches, movie theaters, television, books, the news media, and the Internet. Syncretism, mysticism, and a subjective self-focused spirituality have become the norm.

So it was no surprise to learn in January of 2003 that the award-winning movie Indigo would be released at select theaters and churches in all fifty states and forty countries. Starring the famed New Ager, Neale Donald Walsch, who scripted his occult Conversations with God into the public stream of consciousness, it would surely accelerate America’s paradigm shift toward a global “new” spirituality incompatible with the one true God and His Word.

Wondering whether to see the movie or not, I searched the Internet. I discovered that the Indigo child concept was first popularized by the book, The Indigo Child, written by husband and wife team Lee Carroll and Jan Tober. “Carroll also portrays himself as a channeler for ‘Kryon,’” says one reviewer, “a spiritual entity [demon] who predicted the coming of the Indigo Children.”2

I found this description of the movie:

INDIGO is a film about loneliness, redemption, and the healing powers and grace of the new generation of Indigo (psychic and gifted) children being born into the world.43

The Metagifted Education Resource Organization (MERO) website gave an interesting description of the Indigo personality:

Being Indigo is not a disorder! It’s a Spiritual Evolution that manifests physically and appears to be a Cultural Revolution. This is the new Aquarian energy. . . .

Indigo Children . . . The name itself indicates the Life Color they carry in their auras and is indicative of the Third Eye Chakra, which represents intuition and psychic ability. These are the children who are often rebellious to authority, nonconformist, extremely emotional and sometimes physically sensitive or fragile, highly talented or academically gifted and often metaphysically gifted as well, usually intuitive, very often labeled ADD, either very empathic and compassionate OR very cold and callous, and are wise beyond their years. . . .

Their nonconformity to systems and to discipline . . . will help them accomplish big goals such as changing the educational system. . . . The Indigo Children are the ones who have come to raise the vibration of our planet! These are the primary ones who will bring us the enlightenment to ascend. . . .

About 85% or higher of children born in ‘92 or later, 90% born in ‘94 or after and 95% or more born now are Indigo Children!4

Even two weeks before the opening date, theaters in my state were sold out, but seats were still available in alternative “churches” such as Unity, Unitarian, Congregational, and Christian Science. After much prayer, I bought a ticket from a local Unity “church” and went to the movie.

The Indigo child in the film was the granddaughter of Ray, the character played by Neale Donald Walsch. Arrogant and self-confident, the precocious Grace followed her feelings and conversed with the invisible spirit world that both filled and surrounded her. Mental telepathy, divination, necromancy (communication with the dead), and the “healing touch” came naturally to this Indigo child, for she had intuitively tapped into a “universal force”—a seductive reservoir of occult wisdom, strength, and “prophetic” voices.

According to the movie script and to the promotional message from the producers, all who were touched by Grace’s life—including her grandfather—were transformed:

The dramatic core of the film is the relationship that develops between a man whose life and family have dissolved due to a fateful mistake and his 10-year-old granddaughter with whom he goes on the run to protect her from a would-be kidnapper. Along the way, he discovers the power of his granddaughter’s gifts which forever alter the lives of everyone she encounters.5

Grace was aloof, willful, sassy, and disrespectful. The list sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The profile is typical of television-trained children from today’s permissive homes. But in the context of this fictional movie, those contentious attitudes made Grace a valuable change agent within her dysfunctional family. And since the script was written to affirm her condescending ways, I was not surprised by the laughter and cheers from the audience. The fact that contemporary children share many of Grace’s characteristics only strengthens its metaphysical message: “Send the energy” to everyone.

Free from the traditional disciplines and boundaries, Indigo Children claim self-determination as their right and follow no authorities but their own inner voice. In light of the supposed interconnectedness between human spirits and the universal force, it all fits together. As the Indigo movie and its producers (James Twyman, Neale Donald Walsch, and Stephen Simon) claim, this god is guiding the “evolution of humanity”6 toward world peace and universal oneness under a socialist/spiritual system.

This is the world today’s children have been born into—a world where every child is at risk of being drawn in, influenced, and transformed by the “prince of the power of the air.”

(To equip your children and grandchildren so they do not succumb to the epidemic of deception that is happening worldwide (including in the church) today, read Berit Kjos’ new book How to Protect Your Child From the New Age and Spiritual Deception).

Endnotes:

1.. This conclusion was shared at a Christian Writers Conference, which I attended in the early nineties, soon after my books Your Child and the New Age and Under the Spell of Mother Earth had been published. Both books were selling briskly, but others who shared my concerns would have little opportunity to share their messages through Christian publishers. Apparently they found little interest among Christians for such warnings. Robin Evans, “Spiritual awakenings: “Young Children Learn the Rituals of Their Parents’ Religions (San Jose Mercury, February 2, 2005, http://www.rcevans.me/kidsFaith.html).
2. Lori Anderson, “Indigo: The Color of Money” (http://selectsmart.com/twyman.html).
3. Amazon’s IMDB movie site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379322.
4. Wendy H. Chapman, “What’s an Indigo Child?” (Metagifted, http://www.metagifted.org/topics/metagifted/indigo).
5. “Independent film, ‘Indigo’ premieres in two local screenings,” (Bozeman Daily Chronicle, January 27, 2005, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/go/article_764a2f6e-c406-5dca-a150-70b1184c114d.html). Excerpt: “More than 90,000 people will view ‘Indigo’ during the two-day event. For the 60 million Americans who consider themselves ‘spiritual’ but not necessarily ‘religious,’ a new genre of film is rapidly emerging—films with heart and soul—called ‘spiritual cinema.’”
6. Sharon Jayson, “Does the Science Fly?” (USA Today, May 31, 2005, http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/religion/2005-05-31-indigo-kids_x.htm).


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