Paul Proctor -
December 19, 2008
There was a very strange announcement made recently in the
form of a press release posted on the Dow Jones & Company’s Market Watch
website dated December 12, 2008, that bears mentioning, if for no other
reason, because it reads like something from a supermarket tabloid. Come
to think of it, didn’t Rupert Murdoch just buy Dow Jones & Company not
long ago? If you’re not aware, they also publish, among other things, the
Wall Street Journal.
Anyway, whether this speaks to the decline of a once great
business publication or the growing power and influence of a coming world
leader, only time will tell. Either way, it is clearly another ominous
sign of the desperate times in which we live.
The article in question titled,
Share International Reveals Christmas Miracle, advises readers to
prepare for a coming miracle that all of us will see in the sky shortly
before the “emergence of Maitreya and his group, the Masters of
Allow me to reiterate: This is a major business and financial
news publication – not some obscure blog for Bigfoot hunters and UFO
enthusiasts. The article goes on to say:
Look now for the biggest miracle of all. In the very near
future a large, bright star will appear in the sky visible to all
throughout the world -- night and day.
Unbelievable? Fantasy? No, a simple fact. Around a week
later, Maitreya, the World Teacher for all humanity, will begin his open
emergence and -- though not yet using the name Maitreya -- will be
interviewed on a major US television program.
Who is Maitreya, you ask? The press release describes him
Awaited by all faiths under different names, Maitreya is the
Christ to Christians, the Imam Mahdi to Muslims, Krishna to Hindus, the
Messiah to Jews, and Maitreya Buddha to Buddhists. He is the World Teacher
for all, religious or not, an educator in the broadest sense.
If that doesn’t peg your spiritual discernment meter, you may
want to go have it checked.
What I find fascinating is that this Maitreya fellow seems to
have a strangely similar "share and save the world" agenda to that of
Purpose Driven Pastor Rick Warren with his
Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan and also President-elect Barack Obama with his
Global Poverty Act and
Universal Service Plan – men who apparently have no aversion to
working with any or all of the world religions or non-religions to save
the planet – which may explain, at least in part, why Warren is scheduled
the invocation at Obama’s upcoming inauguration.
Could this be another not-so-subtle sign of solidarity?
But what was really entertaining was seeing Warren recently
proclaim the social gospel as “Marxism
in Christian clothing” in the Christian Post.
Who does he think he’s kidding?
Now Obama has used so many names over the years; is it
possible that “Maitreya” is just another of them? After all, during his
campaign for the presidency, was he not repeatedly referred to as the
Who knows – maybe that “bright star” will appear in the sky
about a week before his swearing-in ceremony.
Or maybe he and Warren are two of Maitreya’s “Masters of
Wisdom.” Or maybe they’re just a couple of flunkies that will be shoved
aside when the main act arrives. Or maybe they’re all working together
behind the scenes to get us into their save the world through social
service mindset in preparation for the big coming out party.
Your guess is as good as mine.
Whatever the case, Mike Oppenheimer has an interesting and
informative piece on this mysterious “World Teacher” titled,
the betrayer, posted on his website, Let Us Reason Ministries,
along with a host of links to other related subjects that I have no
hesitation recommending to my readers – especially in light of this
peculiar press release.
Sure, Christmas might well come and go this year without a
miraculous star compelling us all to tune in to Maitreya’s big network
television debut – but still, I find it hard to believe that these guys
would spend so much time and effort preparing for a non-event that would
render everyone involved a laughingstock.
Getting people to take them serious after a fabulous faux pas
like that might be a little tough to pull off.
But then, I guess Britney Spears did it.
At least nobody’s trying to sell us another frozen gorilla
suit in a freezer.
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew
great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall
deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:24)
Paul Proctor is a veteran of the
country music industry. He retired in the late 1990's to dedicate
himself to addressing important social issues from a distinctly
biblical perspective. As a freelance writer, he extols the wisdom
and truths of scripture through commentary and insight on cultural
trends and current events.