It was shortly after I first got connected to the Internet, in late 1995, that I came across Cutting Edge Ministries of Attleboro Mass. I can’t remember which year it was in, but I followed that ministry for several years. I was a paid subscriber for some time, and I did buy several books from their ministry over the years.
There are several good articles about the Roman Catholic church that can be found on their website, as well as good articles about the New World Order, Harry Potter, and a number of other subjects. I believe the sites authors are sincere Christians, and are generally on the right track.
This does not mean I agree with them all the time. In fact there is one article in particular, which I was initially impressed with, but in hind-sight I have found several errors within.
The article I am referring to is entitled THE POPE IS DECLARED TO BE A “PROPER RECEPTOR TO THE NEW AGE CHRIST” [ANTICHRIST]!
First of all I have no reason to believe the events described in the article didn’t happen. I think they did. The problem is the author’s interpretation of those events.
The article begins with the author sneaking, incognito, into a meeting put on by the New England director of the House of Theosophy, one Bill Lambert. At one point he states;
“Lambert speaks with unusual authority in these Plans because he served on the New World Order planning committee entitled, “The New Jerusalem Covenant Project”, a planning document which details the exact way in which the Antichrist will arise, establishing his global economy, government, and religion.”
He goes on to say: “Antichrist will be uniquely aided in his effort to establish a One-World Religion by a religious leader of great renown. This leader will already be recognized as a global religious authority, and will act in concert with Antichrist.
This fact is of HUGE importance, because such a religious leader would fulfill all the Biblical requirements for the False Prophet of Revelation 13. Who does Lambert say will be this global religious leader, who supports Antichrist so completely?
The Roman Catholic Pope!”
At first I accepted the article and its conclusions, since I had grown up with the idea that the Roman Catholic pope was in some way connected to the Antichrist. The idea that the pope could be the false prophet was a perfect fit to the eschatology I was familiar with. It was several years later that I began to ask questions.
Who says Bill Lambert, or anyone in the House of Theosophy has any authority when it comes to biblical prophecy? Who says that the people at this meeting didn’t know who the author really was? If the people in the room didn’t know who he was, you can be certain their demons certainly did!
Know for certain that anyone who advances in the ranks of the House of Theosophy has an evil spirit with whom he or she is in contact! Look at one instance when an evil spirit was encountered during the book of Acts;
13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Acts 19:13-16
The evil spirit was not saying that he had no idea who the Jews were who were trying to exorcise him, he was actually saying that he knew that those Jews had no authority, and he had nothing to fear from them!
What does Jesus say about fallen angels?
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44
The author of the Cutting Edge article, I believe David Bay, has made a fundamental error by believing something a New Ager has said. Does he think Satan is honest with his own people? Yes, he makes a point that the speaker was sincere in his belief. So what?
Satan is the father of lies, and you can be sure he lies to his own people as much as to everyone else. This means that when someone under the control of a demonic spirit makes a statement like this, there is a twist somewhere. You can bet your life on it!
As I have done my own research on the End Times, I have come to the conclusion that in order to get the world to believe the Antichrist is the Christ, he has to come up with another Antichrist, and false prophet. In order for Satan to get the world to believe Armageddon is over, and the millennial reign has begun, he has to give them a reasonable facsimile of the Tribulation, and Armageddon!
This is exactly what Paul says;
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. I Thessalonians 5:3
In the aftermath of the Psalm 83 war, and the Gog and Magog war, the world will be saying “peace and safety” because they believe the Tribulation and Armageddon are over! I also think Satan is using sincere men, like David Bay and Cutting Edge Ministries, as unwitting accomplices, to prepare the world for his counterfeits. I don’t mean to single out Cutting Edge Ministries alone, for a great many other prophecy teachers have made similar errors.
Nevertheless, what Bill Lambert told the author of this Cutting Edge article is exactly what a follower of Satan would say, if the ideas that I am bringing forward are correct! If Satan was setting up the papacy for a great fall. If he was preparing the papacy and Rome, for destruction, as stand-ins for the Antichrist and Babylon, he would certainly tell people that the pope was the false prophet of Revelation 13:11.
He doesn’t have to spell it out, but depends on our pride to put the pieces together.
One of the other statements made in the article notes that the New Age plan is a perfect fit for the bible’s end times prophecies;
“Remember, Lambert is revealing details of a human plan, created in cooperation with supernatural ‘Guiding Spirits’ to establish the New World Order. They have no idea that their Plan simply and accurately fulfills Bible prophecy.”
He says “They have no idea that their Plan simply and accurately fulfills Bible prophecy” yet I have to ask, doesn’t Satan know this? Of course he does. He planned it that way!
Satan knows the bible better than most Christians. He has had several thousand years to study it. When you study his confrontations with Jesus, you notice that he is always quoting Scripture! How else can he appear as an angel of light?
The devils know approximately how much time they have. This is apparent when you look at Jesus’ confrontation with the demons in Matthew 8:29
And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
There is no way the demons could accuse Jesus of tormenting them “before the time” unless they had a pretty good idea of how much time they have left! The Lord had blocked them from understanding the gospel, and so they were surprised that the Son of God would come to earth so far from the End Times.
They may not know the “day nor the hour” but they have a pretty good idea of approximately how much time they have left. They have a plan, and everything they do is according to that plan. They weren’t surprised at David Bay’s visit to their meeting. They were waiting for him!
I am not saying to avoid the articles on the Cutting Edge website. All I am saying is that you need to exercise discernment when reading anyone’s article, even mine! Sometimes good men make serious errors! Always check out the Scriptures, when anyone tells you something of any spiritual significance, even your pastor!
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? John 5:45-47
10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:10-11