Did I Invent the New Age Movement? If so, I could surely make it go away! Ugly opposition from unexpected quarters to my long term labors
I once had a little respect for what I sometimes had opportunities to read from End Times Prophecy Report. No more! It is evidently edited/authored by one Jeremiah J. Jameson. Also listed as co-writers are an Elaine and Mondo Frazier. I've, to the best of my knowledge never met them nor otherwise heard from them. Those of you attempting to reach me know that I answer my phones and am, if able, willing to talk. I've spent most of my resources doing this work over the past 36 years (since discovering the subject in early 1981) and have refrained from begging or passing the hat for my work. I've refused to commercialize my work nor turn it into a cheap "ministry." I've shared my documentation freely with those who asked.
I've occasionally looked at End Times Prophecy Report. Today, I found something there that greatly saddened me. I reproduce it below as written. If they want to claim a copyright on their libelous piece, tough break. I claim fair use of the material.
Here it is:
THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO PROMOTE THE NEW AGENEW AGE END TIMES PERSECUTION: The Rider of the Pale Horse?So, I invented the New Age Movement? I wish I had -- if so, I could surely make it go away! I do not know if Mr. Jameson reached this conclusion on his own, if he listened to "Queeny Cameron" tapes. I will trust God to defend my work. I also trust those reading it fairly to do so.
Constance Cumbey has made a name for herself as an investigative writer whose claim to fame is exposing the secrets of the New Age. However, those who carefully read Cumbey immediately realize she offers something besides revelations of the New Agers–a great deal more.
Cumbey is a spinner of narratives for the same forces she purports to expose, either wittingly or not.
In her book, The Staging of the New Age Messiah, Ms. Cumbey went to a great deal of trouble to set up her narrative of a New Age conspiracy which is feverishly working to bring about a “messiah” the Bible calls the “man of sin.” She includes her reasons why this conspiracy should want to help fulfill the Bible’s prophecy–and make no mistake: there is a conspiracy. The Bible speaks of it; and, this cabal does ceaselessly labor to bring about the fulfillment of end times prophecy.
However, any reader hoping to get to the bottom of end times questions by consulting Cumbey will find the truth elusive at best. Cumbey weaves her narrative tapestry using strands of psychology, conspiracy, self-fulfilling prophecy and more importantly, the words of the New Age gurus themselves.
Which brings up a question.
How does one go about convincing the reader that the New Age is the epitome of deception (it is) while at the same time offering the reader what the New Age has publicly declared?
That’s the schtick of Constance Cumbey: trust me because I have the truth on the New Age from the lying mouths of the deceptive New Agers themselves. It’s a recipe for more deception and that’s what the reader is in for. Nevertheless, she still leaves out a great deal and what she doesn’t leave out, she conceals behind her narrative wall.
Exactly who desires the appearance of the man of sin, for what purposes and what the Bible says about it all, is covered in her noxious smog of yarns, cunningly devised fables and cleverly-constructed counterfeits. Those who take what she has written at face value will come away convinced that the New Age is a dangerous crew. And while that may be true on the surface, the New Age is NOT the mystery of iniquity but only a small cog in its great machinery of deception.
Again, the New Age is dangerous.
For a counterfeit.
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:”—2 Thessalonians 2:7One only has to remember that if the New Age did not exist, it would have to be invented by the mystery of iniquity. One also should keep in mind that once invented, the dangers of the New Age would have to be promoted.
Enter one Constance Cumbey, who has performed yeoman’s work in that regard.
Cumbey does give the reader some useful information–if the reader is able to extract such information from the narratives the author has used to frame it. One example is the following quote by New Ager, Peter LeMesurier.
“The new mission to the youth of the world, then, will be an international movement dedicated to spreading the already developing ideas and values upon which the New Age is to be founded.”This info is useful because the “new mission to the youth of the world” is a priority goal of the Dominionist strands of pseudo-Christianity which the mystery of iniquity depends upon to help introduce its “messiah.” Readers can see this developing in front of their eyes. It is not the New Age which is accomplishing this but the cults of Dominionism (including the New Apostolic Reformation and the International House of Prayer). By a great coincidence, the programs and ideas of these pseudo-Christian cults and those of the New Age are nearly identical.
Again, if the New Age did not exist, the mystery of iniquity would have had to invent it.
Cumbey devotes thousands of words to what the New Age has to say but precious few on what the Bible says on the same subject. For instance, she studiously avoids answering the logical questions: WHO is it that is interested in a coming Messiah? WHO does the Bible say is interested? WHO is it that desires a man (of sin) who will usher in a worldly kingdom? The reader will find none of these or other pertinent end times questions answered by the cunningly devised fables of Constance Cumbey.
One may read Cumbey for entertainment value without much harm. However, the reader of her work will be further from the truth after reading her spin on most of the topics she covers.
Our advice is the advice of Jesus, paraphrased.
“Take heed that Constance Cumbey does not deceive you.”
I knew I would take persecution for the work I've done and over the years, I've taken much. Some is more painful than others. This one hurts! If he did it for honest motive, I forgive him. Otherwise, may the Lord rebuke him.
Stay tuned, but hopefully not to Mr. Jameson's station!