Two dozen Democrats are running for President in 2020. They include United States Senators and Representatives, along with an assortment of mayors, former mayors, and Joe Biden the former Vice President under Obama. Only one of them Marianne Williamson has not held an elected office. Her title during the June 27th debate was listed as “author.” At the end of the debate all 10 candidates were asked to give a summary statement. Williamson said: “This man [President Donald Trump] has reached into the psyche of the American people, and he’s harnessed fear for political purposes . . . and only love can cast that out. I’m going to harness love for political purposes — love will win.”
What’s that all about? If you don’t know, Williamson is a New Age guru who writes and speaks about occult spirituality. Her books include “The Law of Divine Compensation,” “Illuminated Prayers,” “The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life,” and “Handbook for the Soul,” in which she teams up with an assortment of New Age self-help teachers such as Ram Das (discussed in LARSON’S BOOK OF WORLD RELIGIONS).
Her most famous role was chief promoter of “A Course in Miracles.” Williamson’s best-selling book “A Return to Love” took off where the “Course” left off. And what is the “Course in Miracles” all about? Its three-volume set totaling 1,200 pages was originally written by a woman named Helen Schucman, a psychologist at Columbia University, who penned the tome by means of demonic, automatic handwriting from a being she called “the voice.” The Course’s theme was summed up with the declaration: “Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists.”(For further information consult LARSON’S BOOK OF WORLD RELIGIONS. To order click here
.) The Course basically denies every major doctrine of Christianity, including original sin, the blood atonement, the bodily resurrection of Christ and His deity as the only means of salvation (Acts 4:12).
I personally debated Williamson some years ago in a New Age symposium that I attended for research. When I confronted her about the intellectual dishonesty of including Jesus and Christianity in her occult teachings, she went ballistic. A real Jezebel manifestation. There is no doubt in my mind, both from observing her in person, as well as knowing her close connection to New Age occultism, that she is demonized. That Williamson would run for president and get enough donations to quality for the Democratic debates is shocking. Of course, Williamson stands no chance of winning the nomination. That’s not the point. The tragedy is that her spiritual views are apparently considered mainstream by some leaders of the Democratic Party, a fact that should alarm any registered Democrat. The party of John Kennedy and “Scoop” Jackson should wake up lest it becomes not only condemned as socialist but also branded as New Age.
An encouraging word: GOD IS RIGHTEOUS
“The Lord our God is righteous in everything He does,” Daniel 9:14 declares. Yet how often do we mere humans question His design for humanity? “Why does He permit such evil?” we say of wars and natural disasters. “Why doesn’t God just destroy Satan?” some argue, when they probably don’t even believe there is a devil. God gets blamed for a lot – disease, suffering, bloodshed, and even prayers that are assumed to be unanswered; but GOD IS RIGHTEOUS. He can do no wrong. We may not see His purpose or understand His ways, but we dare not conclude that He is somehow off course with his intentions toward mankind.