NYT: Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial
Christianity Today’s call for President Trump’s removal gave voice to his evangelical critics. But they remain a minority in a political movement that Mr. Trump has reshaped in his own mold.
By Elizabeth Dias and Jeremy W. Peters
Dec. 20, 2019
The corruption of Evangelicalism
In Christianity, the gospel, or the Good News (Latin: Evangelium), is the news of the coming of the Kingdom of God. Most White Evangelicals in the United States today have been deceived to spread the Wrong News of a false prophet selling material success in exchange for their corruption.
Mr. Galli’s Op-Ed in Christianity Today is among the “hundreds and thousands of disciples working, and thus learning to use the ancient rules for work within the veils of maya.”
Trump Should Be Removed from Office
It’s time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president’s character was revealed for what it was.
-MARK GALLI, DECEMBER 19, 2019
As instructed by the Master, let’s strengthen the hands of the New Group of World Servers working with Vortices of Sound as a source of Power, wielding the Power of the Light to “widen all the rents within those veils,” preventing the appearance, negating the quality and destroying the life behind the seductive Egregor (Maya) of Materialism obsessing an Evangelical movement which has fallen from the First Awakening to their slumbering Faustian bargain with a morally depraved President now formally impeached for corruption.
The WILL to save is here.
The LOVE to carry forth the work is widely spread abroad.
The ACTIVE AID of all who know the truth is also here.
Come forth, O Mighty One, and blend these three.
Construct a great defending wall.
The rule of evil now must end.
[R&I] Rule X. The rules for work within the veils of maya are known and have been used. Let the group widen all the rents within those veils and thus let in the light. Let the Army of the Voice be no more heard, and let the brothers onward move within the Sound. Then let them [Page 182] know the meaning of the O.M. and let them hear that O.M. as it is sounded forth by Him Who stands and waits at the very centre of the Council Chamber of the Lord.
…our second phrase, “let the group widen all the rents within those veils,” has reference here to disciples and the groups which they have everywhere gathered around themselves. It is these groups, many in number and differing in ray potency, which will lead the world through the post-war period into the New Age. It is their pressure upon the physical plane which has precipitated the crisis between the great White Lodge and the Black Lodge. Their work is to let in the light, and where the light goes the Black Lodge must fade out and disappear. It feeds on glamour and illusion and uses the [Page 190] veils of maya as a protection. Students would do well to avoid naming and differentiating the four veils. The veils themselves are transient and variable. They differ as they come under the impact of the seven rays. It is not possible or practical to distinguish them one from the other, except from the angle of the Hierarchy, and their destruction today (though it was not so earlier) has to come from the dense physical plane, and the attack must be made by personalities and individualities dwelling in physical bodies. This is a somewhat new mode of approach, for hitherto only a very few disciples and initiates have been able so to work. Today, hundreds and thousands of disciples are working, and thus learning to use the ancient rules for work within the veils of maya. Let me here give you some of these rules or formulas as they are to be found in The Masters’ Book of Rules and as I can translate them. Some are untranslatable:
- Focus the force at the jewel’s point and find the veil that it can touch.
- Carry the force from point to point and then project.
- Look for the energy in form behind the veil attacked. A rent within the veil exists. Find it and see.
- A path lies through the veils, giving access to the several courts. Walk on that path, wielding destruction and clearing out the refuse in the court. The court of the money changers is the last.
- Meet the descending forces and find the current which is yours.
- Watch for the evil stream of force which seeks to mend the rents. Project upon that stream the energy of which you know. It led you from the Ashram into the veils. Use it and drive the evil back unto the astral plane.
- Work with the Sound and know it as the source of power. Use first the Voice; then use the O.M., and later use the Sound. All three together will suffice.
Evidently leaving little to chance, Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign announced on Friday evening that he would go to Miami on Jan. 3 to start an “Evangelicals for Trump’’ coalition.
According to a recent poll from the Public Religion Research Institute, 77 percent of white evangelical Protestants approves of the job Mr. Trump is doing in office, including half who strongly approves. And nearly all — 98 percent — of Republican white evangelical Protestants said they opposed Mr. Trump’s impeachment, the institute found.
In 2016, 81 percent of them voted for Mr. Trump over Hillary Clinton, most likely helping him carry states like Florida and Michigan, which allowed him to win the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote. The Trump campaign is putting an intense focus on turning them out to vote next year, with groups like Mr. Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition pledging to raise millions of dollars and deploy tens of thousands of volunteers on his behalf.
–Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial by Elizabeth Dias and Jeremy W. Peters (NYT)