LTRP Note: The “heaven” experience described in the Newsweek cover story is reminiscent of the description Warren B. Smith gives of the teachings of New Age figures Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson (A Course in Miracles), and Barbara Marx Hubbard in Smith’s book, False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?, which reveals the efforts by New Age leaders to re-condition humanity to accept the false christ who will one day claim to save the world. See below the Letter to the Editor in “Related Articles” and “Quotes” for more on this. As you read everything below, remember these words: “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” – Jude 3
Dear Lighthouse Trails:
Today I am writing because I thought that you might be interested in the cover page article from Newsweek titled “Heaven is Real.” It is simply another story of an after-death experience that shows itself to be another deception from Satan when a shimmering being communicates the trifold message “You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever,” “You have nothing to fear,” and “There is nothing you can do wrong.”
His description goes further, stating, “I would suggest that you couldn’t look at anything in that world at all, for the word “at” itself implies a separation that did not exist there. Everything was distinct, yet everything was also a part of everything else, like the rich and intermingled designs on a Persian carpet. . .or a butterfly’s wing.”
He goes on to say that he found God in the “pitch-black,” “immense void, completely dark, infinite in size, yet also infinitely comforting.” And “It was as if I were being born into a larger world, and the universe itself was like a giant cosmic womb.”
He concludes, “Not only is the universe defined by unity, it is also–I now know- defined by love. The universe as I experienced it in my coma is–I have come to see with both shock and joy–the same one that both Einstein and Jesus were speaking of in their (very) different ways.” And “. . . every object and event in the universe is completely woven up with every other object and event. There is no true separation.”
I just thought that you might want to read this article since this man’s experience seems to be similar to the experiences of people who meditate. It is interesting that it was the lead story in Newsweek and even has a color graphic for this article on the front cover. If you would like a copy of this article, I can scan it and send it to you.
Once again, thank you for all of your research and hard work. B.G., California
Barbara Marx Hubbard:
[Barbara Marx] Hubbard’s “Christ” [a false one] describes how planet Earth is at an evolutionary crossroads. He states that the world is about to make an evolutionary leap that will take all creation to a new level. Those who awaken to their own divinity, by aligning themselves as one with God and one with each other, will evolve. Those who continue to believe in “fear” and “separation,” rather than in “love” and “oneness,” will not evolve. Hubbard’s “Christ” claims that with his help most of mankind will choose to evolve, calling this evolutionary leap “the Planetary Birth Experience.” He refers to it as the coming time of “Planetary Pentecost.” The “birth experience” is a shared event in the future, an “Instant of Co-operation,” when everyone on the planet will be mysteriously changed in “the twinkling of an eye,” as humanity is collectively born again into a new creation. Those who evolve will actually become a new species as Homo sapiens is collectively transformed into Homo universalis, or the “Universal Humanity.” The “Universal Humanity” will live together as a community of “natural Christs” in the “New Heaven” on the “New Earth” that is the “New Jerusalem.” (Warren B. Smith from False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?, ch. 4)
Neale Donald Walsch:
So the first thing you have to understand—as I’ve already explained to you—is that Hitler didn’t hurt anyone. In a sense, he didn’t inflict suffering, he ended it.
I tell you this, at the moment of your death you will realize the greatest freedom, the greatest peace, the greatest joy, and the greatest love you have ever known. Shall we therefore punish Bre’r Fox for throwing Bre’r Rabbit into the briar patch? . . .
All of your life you have been told that God created you. I come now to tell you this: You are creating God.
You are your own rule-maker.
Think, speak, and act as the God You Are.
Your future is creatable. Create it as you want it.
Create the grandest version of the greatest vision you ever had about yourselves as a human race. . .
In truth, there is no such thing as a “sinner,” for no one can be sinned against—least of all Me. (from False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?, ch. 3, quoting Walsch from Conversations with God books – see FCC for citations)
To remember that you are part of God, that you are loved and lovable, is not arrogant. It’s humble. To think you are anything else is arrogant, because it implies you’re something other than a creation of God.
We are holy beings, individual cells in the body of Christ.
We are who God created us to be. We are all one, we are love itself. “Accepting the Christ” is merely a shift in self-perception.
The concept of a divine, or “Christ” mind, is the idea that, at our core, we are not just identical, but actually the same being. “There is only one begotten Son” doesn’t mean that someone else was it, and we’re not. It means we’re all it. There’s only one of us here.
“The journey to the cross should be the last “‘useless journey.’” (quotes taken from False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care, ch. 1, cited from Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles)
From A Course in Miracles (as cited in False Christ Coming by Warren B. Smith):
By accepting the Atonement for yourself, you are deciding against the belief that you can be alone, thus dispelling the idea of separation and affirming your true identification with the whole Kingdom as literally part of you. (Text, p. 131)
The full awareness of the Atonement, then, is the recognition that the separation never occurred. (Text, p. 98)
The Atonement is the final lesson he [man] need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation. (Text, p. 237)
There is no sin; it has no consequence. (Workbook, p. 183)
Innocence is wisdom because it is unaware of evil, and evil does not exist. (Text, p. 38)