Originally Posted by Tunescribe
Disgruntled Tuna Fan: Are you for real, or are you just playing a joke? If it's the former, you seriously need help. If the latter, the joke got stale a long time ago.
Gomezcat: Are you asleep at the wheel, or simply content to let one person make a mockery of this forum?
This place has disintegrated into a mess of crackpot paranoia.
Seriously - Dr. Scott Johnson has done a THOROUGH study on 'lord maitreya' and his 'ascended masters' - alot of what they've been doing with deceptions and lying wonders since the late 1970's matches up quite a bit with what could be things to come in bible prophecy. William Cooper also did a thorough study in the 1990's over the Mystery Babylonian religions, one of the parts being over how the New Age movement et al is anticipating him.
Dr. Johnson was a member of the charismatic Pentacostal Church when he first got saved - this denomination has close ties with the United Nations, so he got a close look first-hand over all their deceptions.
maitreya and his wicked john the baptist benjamine creme have taken credit for all these lying signs and wonders over the last 30 years(i.e. images of mary in the sky, illuminated crosses on buildings, 'healings', you name it). And he made his only public appearance in Kenya in 1988 at some church there, proclaiming himself to be the 'Messiah', and one of these charismatic Pentacostal leaders(Rinehard Bunky) *prophecied* like 3 days before his appearance that *Jesus Christ* would make an appearance at that very place.
Just go to Dr. Johnson's link in my sig, go to his audio sermons tab at the upper left, and listen to his teachings on maitreya. I can't say for sure that he'll be the antichrist described in the book of Revelation/Daniel, but he will likely play a major role in the end times.
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mat 24:24 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.
Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Mat 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.