On the Path of the Immortals (video)

New video promo for On the Path of the Immortals

On the Path of the Immortals – SkyWatch TV

We just finished the manuscript and plan to release On the Path of the Immortals this Spring!

Evidently Tom Horn and Cris Putnam have been involved in a top-secret project over the last 2 years involving specific geographic locations where supernatural gateways are purported to exist. They actually sent two teams of investigators to remote locations and wound up filming things they did not expect. Tom Horn says it is the biggest discovery he’s been involved with and that the information will be part of an upcoming SkyWatchTV Special Investigative Report as well as a book that is in production now titled On The Path Of The Immortals.

http://skywatchtv.com/videos/derek-gilbert-talks-to-tom-horn-about-his-upcoming-top-secret-project/

The Problem With Jeffrey Long’s NDE Derived Theology

In a nutshell the problem is oneism or pantheistic monism. Dr. Jeffery Long promotes the NDE popular theology derived from a Colombian woman named Hafur as wisdom that “sums up the message of NDEs worldwide.” For example, Hafur concludes,

“I was everything and everything was me, without essential differences other than in earthly appearances,” and “That ‘I’ includes ‘we.’”[i]

Long approvingly cites Hafur’s wisdom:

“We live in a ‘plural unity’ or ‘oneness,’” and “Our reality is unity in plurality and plurality in unity.” She also states that “everything is God.”[ii]

As you can see, the theological expression found in  Dr. Jeffrey Long’s Evidence of the Afterlife (2011), is the Omega Point worldview: the idea that “all is becoming one”—oneism—or monistic pantheism. The defining issue is the creature/creator distinction derived from exegesis of: “who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:25, NKJV, underline added). From Paul’s apposition in Romans 1:25, Peter Jones observed that there are really only two religious perspectives, “oneism” (worship of creation) and “twoism” (worship of the creator). Jones explains:

One-ism believes that “all is one” and shares the same essential nature. Theologians use the term “consubstantiality.” As you probably know, “con” means “with” in Latin, and you know what “substantial” means — “substance” or “essence.” In One-ism, everything shares the same essence. In a word, everything is a piece of the divine. [iii]

Its exactly like Buddhism, Hinduism or the New Age. I have invested a great deal of time and energy addressing monsim because it is such a huge error and the prevailing “spirituality” of our day. However, it is 180 degrees in opposition to the message of Jesus who taught a creator/creation distinction as well as narrow road to heaven (Matthew 7:13). Jesus’ theology contrasts oneism by making the creature/creator distinction through “worship and service of the Creator” (e.g. Romans 1:25).  Jones explains,

“Two-ism believes that while all of creation shares a certain essence (everything apart from God is created), the Creator of nature, namely God, is a completely different being, whose will determines the nature and function of all created things.”[iv]

In regard to the NDE theology promoted in recent books like like Dr. Jeffery Long’s Evidence of the Afterlife (2011), Dr. Pim Von Lommel’s  Consciousness Beyond Life: : the Science of the Near-Death Experience (2007) and  Dr. Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven (2012) I address the prevailing Oneism in detail in The Supernatural Worldview. A brief excerpt follows:

Evaluation:

In addressing the subjective heavenly experience of NDErs, there is an appropriate biblical analogy found in apocalyptic literature. Christians widely agree that the visions of Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel and John have a real basis in an otherworldly reality. Even so, there are different interpretations of these visions amongst sincere believers. That is not to say that some interpretations are not better than others, but it does reveal that there is an agreed element of subjectivity in interpreting apocalyptic and visionary scripture. While there is usually a consensus view on the meaning of these visions, it is not always written in stone, and prophecy often has a way of surprising us. It seems fair to argue that what people describe of heaven in an NDE falls into this same general type of experience; and non-Christian presuppositions held by the majority of people, such as pluralism and universalism, will find mystical confirmation.

The central metaphysical premise of pantheism, that all is one, is an unproven and counter intuitive assumption. In surveying eastern thought, pantheistic philosophers simply assume that “being” (meaning existing) is univocal and then offer arguments for monism. If “being” is defined in such a way that it always means exactly the same thing, then anything that “is” is necessarily the same thing. In other words, they claim that everything exists in the same way so it shares the same essence. Eastern philosophers equivocate on the verb “to be”—circular reasoning of the worst kind. However, if “being” is conceived as analogous and not necessarily the same kind of thing, then there can be more than one kind of “being” in the universe.  For example, we commonly hold to the distinction: material and immaterial. Thus, mind and body do not exist in the exact same way and mind lives on after the body dies. Monists simply assume their metaphysic but there are strong reasons to doubt it.

Of course, the biblical worldview makes a creator/creation distinction (Gen 1:1; John 1:1; Rom 1:18ff ) and the standard model of big bang cosmology indicates that creation was a supernatural event. For something to cause the universe it must be distinct from it. Thus, monism is false. The Bible teaches that all men are created in God’s image, but each has his own identity and moral responsibility.

The Supernatural Worldview pp. 171-172.

 

[i] Jeffrey Long and Paul Perry, Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences, (New York: HarperOne, 2011), 158

[ii] Ibid, 158

[iii] Peter Jones, One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference, Kindle edition (Escondido, CA: Main Entry, 2010),  Kindle Locations 151-157.

[iv] Ibid.

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A Third Gender? A Natural Extension of Oneism

Third Gender
In The Supernatural Worldview, I explained the burgeoning monistic spirituality or oneism — all is one — as the religious paradigm of our age. One page 393, I explained:

The defining issue is the creature/creator distinction. From exegesis of: “who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:25, NKJV, underline added). Although many use the indefinite article “a,” it is argued by many competent scholars that the definite article “the” is the best translation so that the text juxtaposes “the lie” to “the Creator.”[i] The lie is pantheistic monism or “all is one” which entails the universe evolved.  Remarkably, pagan or paganus comes from the Latin word meaning “of the earth” and originally denoted rural folk.[ii] From Paul’s apposition in Romans 1:25, Peter Jones observed that there are really only two religious perspectives, “oneism” (worship of creation) and “twoism” (worship of the creator). Jones explains:

One-ism believes that “all is one” and shares the same essential nature. Theologians use the term “consubstantiality.” As you probably know, “con” means “with” in Latin, and you know what “substantial” means — “substance” or “essence.” In One-ism, everything shares the same essence. In a word, everything is a piece of the divine. [iii]

Oneism extends into sexuality as androgyny and homo / bi-sexuality.  After all, if all is one, then there are no distinctions between male and female. However a supernatural worldview makes these distinctions based on a creature / creator separation. Jesus said, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,”(Mt 19:4) Now Thailand is writing a third gender into its constitution. President Obama would seemingly concur. I wonder how long before America follows suit?

Thailand to have ‘third gender’ in new constitution

Thailand is poised to recognise a third gender in its new constitution, with the constitutional drafting panel saying on Thursday that “Thai society has advanced”.

The panel, composed of members handpicked by the ruling junta, said that “there are not only men and women”, and that there is a need to recognize all genders.

“We need to protect all sexes – we consider all genders to be equal”, panel spokesman Kamnoon Sittisamarn told journalists.

The panel will send details of the measure to the National Reform Council by April. It will need to be formally approved by the ruling junta, also known as the National Council for Peace and Order.

Thailand has a significant LGBT community, with homosexual, transgender and transsexual people playing a prominent role in the country’s entertainment industry.

In 2012, a group of lawmakers and LGBT activists formed a committee to draft legislation recognizing same-sex couples that would, among other things, enable them to marry.

But discussion of the draft law was put on ice while Thailand struggled with political protests in 2013 and 2014.

BioEdge

 

[i] Peter Jones, One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference, Kindle edition (Escondido, CA: Main Entry, 2010) Kindle Locations 1307-1308.

[ii] Paganus” in An Elementary Latin Dictionary ed. Charlton T. Lewis (Medford, MA: American Book Company, 1890).

[iii] Jones, One or Two, Kindle Locations 151-157.