“See that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray… And then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.” — Jesus of Nazareth
Comes now word that another self-proclaimed messiah is about to step out onto the world stage.
For years the world has been filled with miracles of all kinds. In April 1995 Time magazine devoted an eight-page spread to its cover story on miracles and concluded: “People are hungry for signs.”
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.
Benjamin Creme, author/lecturer and the head of Share International, has been preaching the gospel of Maitreya since 1982. So who is this Maitreya?
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.
As a modern man concerned with today’s problems, Maitreya works behind the scenes of our changing world. The outpouring of his extraordinary energy has been the stimulus for dramatic developments on many fronts: the ending of the cold war; the break-up of the Soviet Union; the reunification of Germany; the ending of apartheid in South Africa; the growing power of the people’s voice, leading to demands for freedom and justice; and the worldwide focus on preserving the environment.
Maitreya’s message can be summarized as “share and save the world”. He will seek to inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and to create world peace through sharing, economic justice and global cooperation.
With Maitreya and his group working openly in the world, humanity is assured not only of survival but of the creation of a brilliant new civilization.
Gee, that sounds familiar… almost like a song…
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Yes, this Maitreya is a one-man gang, single-handedly achieving every last one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
What’s going to be very interesting for Christians to watch is how many fall for this line, and whether well-meaning Christians — like Rick Warren, with his global P.E.A.C.E. plan now linked to Tony Blair’s UN-aligned interfaith movement — will partner with him in order to finally achieve, after 6,000 years of recorded history, the noble goals of “sharing, economic justice, and global cooperation”.
I mean, those things can’t be bad, can they?
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.” — Jesus of Nazareth
In other words, watch Maitreya’s feet. If they’re on the ground, he’s not the Christ.