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Jay Gary


The World Future Society


2 John 8-11 

"Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

Jay Gary presently serves as the co-chair of the Christian Futures Network.1 which is the Christian "node" of World Network of Religious Futures 2 [WNRF]. WNRF is a branch of the World Future Society.3 [WFS]  Both WNRF and WFS jointly participate in the annual World Future Society Conferences every July. Their conference for 2001, was held July 29-31, at Minneapolis and was called FutureScope 4 ; Exploring the 21st Century. 

Over a thousand futurists were anticipated to attend with approximately 100+ speakers. They ranged from corporate heads, think tank leaders, teachers, professionals in most areas, FBI officials, occultists and those laying claim to belonging to Jesus Christ. At the time of writing this, they were already advertising their WorldView 2002: Futures Unlimited Conference 5, to be held in Philadelphia, July 20-22, 2002.

Update: Jay Gary also heads the Colorado Springs World Future Society Chapter 6. As posted to that website:


Colorado Springs 7
Jay Gary 
P.O. Box 1777 
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1700 
phone: (+1) 719-636-2000
fax: (+1) 719-636-2000 

Next Meetings
Mon., Sept. 24, 2001; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
East Library (ELIC)
5550 N. Union Blvd., Conf. Room #2
Colorado Springs, CO
"Community Futures: Scenarios & Strategies"
Presented by Dr. Bob Powell, president, Continous Improvement Associates

Mon., Oct.29, 2001; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
East Library
address above
"Wild Cards: Thinking About the Unthinkable"

Mon., Nov. 26, 2001; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
same location

Sat., Jan. 12, 2002; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
"Futures 101 Seminar"
Penrose House
registration is $21.00, including lunch; contact Jay Gary for more information


Past Conferences of the WFS have included their First Global Conference on the future, held July 1980, in Toronto, Canada. It's prime objective was to push educational choice on an unsuspecting American, Canadian and European citizenry. Some of the participants were Edward Cornish--World Future Society; Aurelio Peccei--Club of Rome; R.T. Francoeur-- Aquarian Cabal; Miriam and Edward Kelty -- National Institute of Mental Health; Dorothy Maclean-- Findhorn Foundation; Barbara Marx Hubbard ---New Ager, president, Foundation for Conscious Evolution 8; Mark Satin--anarchist, Green Revolution activist; Marilyn Ferguson--world's leading New Ager; Maureen Murdock--occultist; Moshe Davidowitz-- American Association of Psychology; and many more. 9 

The Findhorn Foundation 10, is a theosophical and spiritualist haven. Satanist David Spangler helped to define and organize their educational processes which occurred and the subsequent curriculum was established for a "university of light". Spangler wrote that Lucifer works in everyone to bring in the New Age. One of the founders claims to have had a person to person encounter with "Pan" in a park. They teach that they are in touch with the spirits that are in the plants and trees. 

From Who We are: "Their early work at Findhorn included direct communication and cooperation with the kingdoms of nature." "...the Findhorn Foundation welcomed guests who were keen to learn about and experience "the God within". What inspired the guests, and the founders, was the desire to create a positive vision and future for humanity and the planet. All aspects of life were seen as divine, and the Findhorn Foundation developed as a place where spiritual principles, with no doctrine or creed, were put into action. Following in this theme, the end of the 1980s saw the beginning of the Ecovillage at Findhorn, an experiment to combine everything learned so far about the divinity of life and cooperation with nature...."

In their Ecovillage information, we find the following "The Findhorn Foundation is a founder member of the Global Ecovillage Network 11 (GEN) and is a Non-Governmental Organisation associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information."  

The Global Ecovillage Network 12 was the brainchild of the founders of Gaia Trust.  "...the background for creating Gaia Trust in 1990 and for formulating the Gaia Trust "yin/ yang" strategy. For 400 years technology and economics (yang) have determined how society was organized. Now it was time for people to decide how they want to live in harmony with nature in a sustainable and spiritually-satisfying way that is also globally just. This was the yin part of the strategy. The yang part was to develop technologies that were supportive of this vision..." 13  

The Findohorn Foundation section about the United Nations, states: "The Findhorn Foundation, which has been promoting principles of holistic education and sustainable development since its creation in 1962, was granted association with the Department of Public Information of United Nations 14 in December 1997. This is a commitment on the part of the Findhorn Foundation to disseminate information and raise public awareness about the purposes and activities of the United Nations, and about issues of global concern: sustainability, environment, peace, shelter, education. The Findhorn Foundation has been collaborating with different UN departments, conferences and agencies since 1992 and is registered as an associate member of UNED-UK (UN Environmental and Development-UK Committee) and as a member of UNESCO's Planet Society Network.

 So, why would any Christian be associated with such as these?

3 John 11

"Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God."

The World Future Society 15 held a 1982 conference, in which Al Gore welcomed and arranged for members of Congress to attend. He also moderated a session including New Age networkers Barbara Marx Hubbard and other New Agers and Club of Rome members. Gore was also plenary speaker at the 1986 World Future Society Conference. 16 

Hewitt Research Foundation, [was] awarded a $250,000 grant by the National Institute of Education (NIE) to do "A Study Which Compares the Academic and Behavioral Measures of the Home-taught Child with National Norms." Dr. Moore was an Adjunct Professor of "Early Childhood Education" (ECE) at NOVA University located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NOVA University is part of the South Florida Education Center - a "master plan" for an "Education Park" of four elementary schools, a junior high school, a high school, a junior college, and a full university. It is part of the public school system of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), Florida, operated and financed in cooperation with various educational institutions and foundations... NOVA University is an INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER OF THE WORLD FUTURE SOCIETY! 17   See: CNP's Dr. Raymond Moore

According to the website of The World Future Society, "... it is an association of people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future. The Society was founded in 1966." 

Ephesians 2:2-3

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others."

Some of the Directors include: Clement Bezold, executive director, Institute for Alternative Futures,18 "leads in the discovery and creation of preferred futures".; Barbara Hubbard, president, Foundation for Conscious Evolution 19; Sol M. Linowitz, attorney; former ambassador Robert S. McNamara, former president, World Bank, former U.S. Secretary of Defense; John Naisbitt, trend analyst and author; Maurice F. Strong, secretary general, U.N. Conference on Environment and Development and several others.

Sol M. Linowitz is a member of the CFR/Trilateral Commission, chairman of Xerox Corp and on the Advisory Council for AmeriCares 20. Sol Linowitz was also a representative to the Organization of American States and co-founder in 1964 with David Rockefeller (CFR) of the International Executive Services Corp, an international business development organization for which Linowitz and Rockefeller received the Medal of Freedom Award in 1998.  See: CNP's J.Peter Grace; Alan Keyes

Robert S. McNamara is a sponsor of the Temple of Understanding, the $5,000,000 "Spiritual UN' for the six major faiths. See: Renovaré & The Christian Mystic

John Naisbitt writings are found as preferred occultist readings.  His 'Megatrends' states we are:

 " old era and a new era. The institutions of the old era, family and church, are being replaced by the ancient tribal concept of networking. The self-help movement has spawned the Human Potential movement (which Naisbitt characterizes as e.g., est, TM, Rolfing, Yoga, and Zen, which are based on Eastern Mysticism and the Occult). The world is being united into a "Global Village" through computer and satellite technology. Naisbitt wrote the forward for the 1987 edition of Marilyn Ferguson's, The Aquarian Conspiracy, which is a New Age vision for mankind based on global unity and a vastly enlarged view of human potential. Naisbitt wrote, "My book, Megatrends, was the soft-core document on change; The Aquarian Conspiracy was the 'hard-core stuff.'" 21 

1 Timothy 4:1-2

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;"

Richard Kirby, International Chairperson of the World Network of Religious Futures and Jay Gary wrote in their FAQs, that, "...Religious futurists look for truth all over the world, wherever it is appearing. Through scholarship and service, we work to create better societies. But they realize that to achieve profoundly social, deeply valuable new truth [knowledge bearing on the evolution of society towards God].." 22  Bolding added

There is no societal evolution promised in God's word. ON the contrary, we know that all are sinners and will face the wrath of God unless, as individuals, each accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Further to that, we know that most will reject Christ and will face what is described many times in the Scriptures. Jude 14-16

"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage."

Mr. Gary, 23 a Senior Associate of the World Network of Religious Futurists wrote, 

"WNRF exists as a leadership development group to advance the future of religion by empowering people to think creatively and critically about the future of society, and to reinvent their ministry in light of those new contexts....We have Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Esoteric networks of professional futurists which study their own tradition in view its contribution to societal futures. We meet each July at the World Future Society annual conference and host issue oriented consultations. We offer consulting services in the area of religious futures for academic or religious institutions and maintain a professional speaker's bureau...From 1995 to 1999, I edited "Let's Talk 2000" 24 the premier turn of the millennium e-zine. I [Jay Gary] still serve as on-line host of Talk 2000, an academic email list on the folklore, festivities and future of the millennial years 1999 to 2001."

Past Appointments that he lists: "1990-1999, Special Events Consultant, Celebration 2000; 1986-1989, Congress planner, Lausanne movement; 1982-1986, Executive editor, World Christian magazine.;1978-1982, National Director, Institute of International Studies."

According to the site, his Memberships include, "World Future Society, American Academy of Religion, Society of Performance and Instruction, Society of International Development"

Jay Gary has his topics of specialty listed as: "religious futures, forecasting, world futures debate, realized eschatology, contemporary millennialism, evangelical dualism, ecumenism, protestant missiology, historical Jesus, instructional technology, extension education, teacher training, globalization of education." 

2 Timothy 2:4 

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

David B. Barrett 25 & Todd M. Johnson 26 are also members of the World Future Society with links showing writings at WNRF. As the co-chair of the Christian Futures Network. 27, Gary wrote, 

"The roots of a "Christian Futures" node of this network go back to its inception in the early '80s, when the Joint Strategy and Action Group of the National Council of Churches hosted a "Religious Futurists Network."
 In the summer of 1996, Dr. Todd Johnson and I agreed the WNRF needed a distinct special interest node, where Christian futurists could: 1) encourage one another in our faith and professional development, and 2) provide a distinct Trinitarian and Christology perspective in the larger religious futures movement."

The link from WNRF to Global Evangelization Movement 28 (GEM) provides this: "David B. Barrett, a contributing editor, is Hon. Research Advisor, United Bible Societies, and Research Professor of Missiometrics at Regent University, Virginia Beach. Todd M. Johnson, a YWAM missionary, is director of the World Evangelization Research Center in Richmond, Virginia, and an adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course." SEE: GEM: About US > for more on those involved. 

A WNRF article 29 presents this biography about David Barrett : "He is founder and president of GEM Research 30 in Richmond, VA and editor of World Christian Encyclopedia published by Oxford University Press. A native of Great Britain, Barrett received a B.A. in aeronautics and M.A. in divinity studies from Cambridge. After service in East Africa, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Union Theological Seminary, earning his S.T.M. degree, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Columbia University, New York. Dr. Barrett has been a professional futurist associated with the World Future Society for over 15 years and has published more than 280 books, article, reports on world evangelization. He presently serves on the board of reference for the Christian Futures Network."31

Todd Johnson WNRF bio states,  "PhD in Missiometrics, Richmond, Va., co-editor of the forthcoming World Christian Encyclopedia II, author, Countdown to 1900, co-author of Our Globe and How to Reach It. Specialization: mission history, future scenarios, quantitative future of religion." 

Titus 1:16

"They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."

Jay Gary was a key player in the development of the Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, 32 which was formally commissioned by the Global Consultation on World Evangelization (GCOWE) 2000 conveners in September 1988. 

Found on David Barrett's GEM website, which holds the copyright for the plan, it is noted that Mr. Gary along with David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, Leslie Brierley, Patrick J. Johnstone (Operation World), Gary K. Clark, John S. Mbiti (Professor of Theology, University of Bern), James W. Reapsome (Former Editor, Evangelical Missions Quarterly & Pulse), V. David Garrison, Lamin Sanneh, H. Vinson Synan (Dean of Theology, Regent University) , and Manuel J. Gaxiola, are listed as members of the working group who compiled the Plan. One finds most of these same names listed as related to GEM. 

In the The Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, A. Responsibility, p. 3., we see virtually the same mission as that of the World Network of Religious Futures mentioned above.

"...Offer the hand of friendship, respect, cooperation, love, compassion, understanding, and dialogue to our fellow human beings and fellow religionists in the great world religions of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Baha’i, Shinto, and numerous others...While differing in our beliefs about God and Jesus, we can all nevertheless struggle together against the monstrous evils that plague our planet, threaten its survival, and so render world evangelization planning futile....” For more on Kaleidoscope,  SEE: Lying Signs and Wonders


2 Corinthians 11:14-15 

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."

Ralph Winter, of the US Center for World Mission, along with Jay Gary and others, developed the Perspectives Curriculum, which has been embraced worldwide.  The World Network of Religious Futurists 33  presented the article,  "What Mean These Stones?,34 The Watchword Consultation Report from Colorado Springs, by Jay Gary and Todd Johnson. It shows Winter's influence and the ecumenical connections. 

"...Under the auspices of the Christian Futures Network, some 16 leaders gathered in Colorado Springs on March 15-16, 1999 to mark the 20th anniversary of "A Church for Every People by the Year 2000... We affirmed that "A Church for Every People by the Year 2000" was a call to a new generation. In 1979, it focused the call to "frontier missions," which Dr. Ralph Winter had been giving since the 1974 Lausanne Congress. During the consultation, Winter observed that the watchword brought a paradigm shift, toward reaching peoples, rather than just countries; toward forming churches, rather than just winning souls. We rejoiced in the fact that the Watchword gave birth to the Perspectives Study Program and the Caleb Project which exposed thousands of people to the power of unreached peoples thinking and shaped the life calling of hundreds of missionaries. In the late '80s, the second half of the watchword, "by the year 2000" gave birth to an AD2000 vision. As we entered the '90s, national evangelism strategies, confessional decades of evangelism, and mission and intercession strategies were all empowered toward the 10/40 window by the millennial milestone." 


Luke 6:26 

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

In "July 17, 1997,... Jay Gary upon receiving the Earl Award at the World Future Society..." 35  Mr. Gary was recognized as the "Religious Futurist of the Year" at the World Future Society for his work in using the millennium to build the future of humanity.  That recognition earned him the The Earl Award,36 which, " named after the late Dr. Earl D.C. Brewer (d. 1993), director of the Center for Religious Research and professor emeritus of religion and society at Emory University. Brewer was a pioneer of the 20th century who placed the study of religion in a futures context. In 1991, he became the first Earl Award winner." 

The Earl Award is a "clear Scottish moonflower crystal set atop a blue felt pedestal, symbolizing the prophetic insight which the award winner has offered to the world from their religious tradition...other recipients of the Earl have included Dr. Parker Rossman, Richard J. Spady and Barbara Marx Hubbard..."

1 John 4:5 

" They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them."

The Earl Award for 1997 was presented [in 1998] to Rev. Carol E. Parrish-Harra 

"... in recognition of her education for planetary service through Sancta Sophia Seminary 37...She is recognized internationally among the Ageless Wisdom traditions as a teacher, author and speaker on the mystical path of wisdom and renewed spirituality...A near-death experience at the age of 23 precipitated Carol's spiritual journey. Ordained in 1971, she ... devoted herself to teaching self-realization in Sarasota, Florida.... many of Rev. Parrish's students became teachers and ministers themselves, in 1982 she and her husband Charles moved to the beautiful Ozark foothills to establish the intentional community of Sparrow Hawk Village as a home for Sancta Sophia Seminary...Villagers are self-supporting people who live, learn, meditate and worship together for the practice of ethical living (Agni Yoga). Students who enroll in Sancta Sophia develop spiritually oriented vocations as teachers, counselors, healing practitioners, or ordained ministers in Esoteric Christianity...Sophia or "wisdom" in Greek, accents the divine feminine and the work of the Spirit to assist humanity in the quest for wholeness and holiness..." 

Agni Yoga is the occult theology incorporated into the the UN's World Core Curriculum, along with that of occultist Alice Bailey. In her article on site at WNRF, called, The Cornerstone of Esoteric Christianity 38, Carol E. Parrish-Harra writes, 

"...In the ancient mystical teachings we learn that the "second coming" will be a perfected consciousness of love-wisdom such as the Christ possessed. This vision for humanity is the cornerstone of esoteric Christianity...Esoteric Christianity, ... principles are often discovered through metaphysics, new thought, or mystical, agnostic, or other approaches...challenge for many is whether esoteric, or mystical, Christianity,... involves God or Jesus. Esoteric Christians believe Master Jesus, the Christ, pointed followers to the Father, as he affirmed he "and the Father are one." The symbology of Oneness is important to esotericists as they lift their thinking to identify with Soul, rather than personality. I am the Soul affirms this new identity...This ability to shift identity is a major effort of transformation: "Know Thyself." The concept of the mystical body of Christ focuses our soul identity to Oneness and aligns Esoteric Christianity to the kabalistic concept of Adam Kadmon, the heavenly human...Jesus brought in the then-new Age of Pisces, perceiving his work and sharing a new perspective with his disciples, which, indeed, called them out of their old system....Remember ye are gods. The cosmos is seeking to expand us into divine beings-....Spiritual law consists of many definitive messages from the higher world to assist us to conform to our vision of the higher will of the Father-Mother, the Divine, the Source--whatever vocabulary fits the perception. The Ten Commandments, the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path, the Koran, the Popol Vuh, even the Beatitudes fit this idea, if we accept that Master Jesus as the Christ was instructing his disciples in his yoga, or yoke. These words share a common root word, yug, which means "union." Indeed, Jesus's prayer was that we would come to be one with him...Master Jesus is accepted as the historical Christ. The long-awaited Great One created such a state of alignment to the heavenly world, his vehicles--body, emotional nature, and mental equipment--were of such holiness that the Great Lord Christ, who had never incarnated, could descend into the body of Jesus to live through his prepared nature. From the baptism on, Jesus is the Christ, the Wayshower, the Elder Brother, Son of God and Son of Man, or fully human and fully divine, which is our transformational goal. We are to realize the Christ consciousness as well....."

2 Corinthians 6:14-17

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, "

Futurists Richard Kirby , Chairperson of WNRF and Earl D.C. Brewer, the first recipient of the Earl Award, wrote in their article, "Toward a United Religions Organization 39, of the need to parallel and improve on the spirituality associated with the United Nations.

" ...WNRF pioneers Richard Kirby and the late Earl Brewer believe a "United Religions" organization (URO) can be more than just a smorgasbord of global spiritualities. In this paper they make the case for a more intelligent "United Religions" focused on the self-revelation of the Living God and the service of humanity. This article draws on their book, Temples of Tomorrow: World religions and the future....."

"Religions are now headed toward what may eventually form a United Religions Organization (URO), structured in much the same way as the United Nations and sharing similar goals...The URO, as we envision it, would gather representatives of the world religions in perpetual spiritual parliamentary session in order to advance the knowledge of God or the Transcendent for the whole human family. It would inquire By religious, spiritual, and theological colloquy and research into the human predicament and its counterbalancing opportunities. And it would inspire the religions, old and new, to go speedily to the rescue of suffering creatures everywhere...."

"The founders of the United Religions Organization will find it helpful to look at the work done by each branch of the United Nations and consider whether the URO needs an equivalent. For example, what in the URO might function as the counterpart of the U.N. Secretariat, the Security Council, UNICEF, or UNESCO? For the URO secretariat, there may need to be permanent "civil servants" trained in ethics of management, information, spirituality, collaboration, and science. As in the United Nations, there would need to be dedicated chambers or rooms perhaps dedicated to spirituality-theology- mysticism, mission, science, liturgy (worship), history, scriptures, ministry, temples, congregations, communities, and dialogue..."

"The URO would address civic problems, such as disaster relief, as well as specifically religious issues, such as women and religion (the goddess motif), the spiritual path, and New Age thought. But perhaps most importantly, the URO would address areas of concern in which civic and religious issues overlap....The URO, as the sole world organization aiming to integrate science, religion, and politics, would have a major responsibility to bring together computer manufacturers with peace/war academics and United Nations officers...that new covenant between God and humankind needs urgently to be extended to science, politics, government, and technology...The case for a United Religions Organization, in summary, is that it provides a conduit for divine power to bring healing and inspiration to Earth. The URO should also enlarge the religious vision of the human race...By coming together, religions may minimize the evil and maximize the good..."

Obviously what is being expounded eliminates the message of Salvation through Jesus Christ, our sinful nature, the wrath of God and the final judgment of those who reject Him and rather, presents the concept that humanity is simply evolving into a new covenant with God and that global peace and unity will be the accomplishment. Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4:

"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."

In 1999, Richard Kirby wrote that he and Jay Gary initiated the WNRF's "The Youth Futurist Academy40

"....which is a secular and scientific program. The study and/or practice of the spiritual life cannot and will not be central to its agenda or mission. For WNRF youth, the reverse is the case. So Jay and I will be forming a mission statement and a concept of community for a youth program/division within WNRF. The youth program/division within WNRF, because it is a program for young RELIGIOUS futurists-in-training, will emphasize science, but spirituality too. ... I propose to adopt the image of a 'School [or 'Academy'] of Prayer' as a guiding myth for a youth program/division within WNRF. But it will be an expression of a WNRF development of the 'doctrine of prayer' common to the world's religions...the program for 'experimental religion/theology' which I presented in my books with Parker Rossman and with Earl Brewer, and enable the WNRF youth to take seriously the scientific [not excluding artistic] study/practice/development of the varieties of spiritual experiences to be found in prayer, meditation, worship." 

"This too goes back over twenty years... when I wrote The Mission of Mysticism...Each member of the youth program/division within WNRF will be given a Periodic Table of the [chemical] Elements and asked to construct a spiritual counterpart covering the varieties of spiritual experiences to be found in prayer, meditation, worship...They will also be testing empirically the "Varieties of Religious Experience" written of famously by William James (1901). They will report to the world ... on the value for the 21st century civilization builder of 'their' cell in the Periodic Table of the "Elements of the spiritual life." ... they will take seriously the religious component of religious-futurist activities. They will contribute to what in Hinduism and Anthroposophy, inter alia, is known as the 'science of spirit.'..."

"We will,... imitate the 'Club of Rome' membership model, with its 200 members by recruiting 200 WNRF youth members...A 'College of Prayer' is an idea with a distinguished history in religion and education,....Its concern is not to propagate fixed doctrines, not even doctrines of prayer...A school of prayer is also cousin to monasteries and religious orders, where prayer without ceasing ... is a great ambition...Such an Academy is coming into the world. The function of an Academy is to seek higher truth - and transmit it to the world,...WNRF Youth Division members are not 'prayer warriors'; they are prayer SCHOLARS...they are bearers of a precious vessel, the treasury of humanity's beliefs that God can be known, that conversation with God is possible in many ways --- to the humble heart and contrite spirit...The Academy of Prayer 41 could also be compared to the Arthurian "Table Round" --- a place where a company of Knights adopt the highest standards of conduct while supporting each other in the pursuit of the Holy Grail..."

William James was a psychologist who studied parapsychological phenomena. He helped found the US branch of the Society for Psychical Research or SPR, whose study of the paranormal and spirit communication was to form the basis of a new religion. His book, Varieties of Religious Experience, are his “Gifford Lectures,” delivered in Edinburgh, which discuss the "good" in mysticism and cosmic consciousness in depth. See: The 'god' In Every Man.

The Club of Rome is described by author John Coleman, in CONSPIRATORS' HIERARCHY: THE STORY OF THE COMMITTEE OF 300 , "as a Committee of 300 subversive bodies, ...established in 1968...After President Ronald Reagan was elected, an important meeting was held in Washington D.C. in December 1980 under the auspices of the Club of Rome and the Socialists International. Both these organizations are directly responsible to the Committee of 300."See: CNP articles for more on the Committee of 300 and it's branches.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Those young people seduced into being part of this heresy, will in most cases, not be Christian. However, the goal is to seduce Christians and non-Christians alike into accepting these teachings as being of God. Jesus warned in Matthew 18:6-7, 

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!"

WNRF has representatives which they call Ambassadors-at-large: WNRF Associates. They are:  "... scholars for our age with spiritual vision and practical expertise in civilization building. In addition to their work in their respective fields, they serve as ambassadors-at-large for the Religious Futures movement, representing WNRF to their spheres of influence."

Those listed for their various divisions include: Dr. Leon James, Youth Against Road Rage 42, "He is the chair of the Youth Committee of the World Future Society's Professional Members Forum. .. he has been exploring the 'social architecture' of ways of building a virtual 'Youth Futures Academy.'...After the Million Man/ Million Women Marches of 2002, comes the Million Youth [cyber] March; 

Mr. Mick Spady, Forum Foundation43


Associate for Global Education, Dr. Parker Rossman, Global University Project;45

Associate for Human Intelligence, Mr. Graham Clinton, Mensa International;46

Associate for Millenial Studies, Dr. Richard Landes, Center for Millenial Studies,47 "Millennial beliefs, because they foresee a radical change in this world, often trigger movements that achieve considerable social power, and even, in rare cases, take political power...";

Associate for Peace & Justice, James McManis, Fellowship of Reconciliation,48 "the largest, oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States. ... FOR has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience." "an international, spiritually-based movement composed of people who, from the basis of a belief in the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community, commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of transformation-personal, social, economic and political."

....Associate for Research & Media, Rev. Dr. Ken Bedell, United Methodist Minister, Ecumenical Prog. in Communications;49

...Associate for Social Evolution, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Foundation for Conscious Evolution;50

Associate for Social Innovation, Dr. Richard Kirby, Stuart C. Dodd Institute for Social Innovation. 51

WNRF articles include: The Spiritual Academy of Arts, 52 which states: 

"...The Spiritual Academy of Arts is a school of artistic innovation, using spiritual civilization building innovation principles of financial experimentation...Our first academic year will run from Sep. 22, 2001 to June 1, 2002

"The Academy is a program of the World Network of Religious Futurists and as such expresses the ambitions of that Network to advance the future of religions and spiritualities and theologies in the service of emerging forms of near-future civilization."

"The focus of the Academy is the varieties of artistic creativity systematically inspired by varieties of spiritualities from world religions, new religions, philosophies and theologies old and new, and other forms of wisdom tradition and faith-based community, towards spiritual civilization building within all human communities, be they political, military, civic, governmental, religious, artistic, educational or whatever." "The purpose of the Academy is to develop an international inter-faith multi-art community.."

"...offering a continuing service of education in experimental spiritual aesthetics to all futurist organizations such as but not confined to the World Future Society..." "...supporting the formation and operation of an international multi-faith community of spiritual economic-creativity, based on the values of experimental spiritual aesthetics, in order to present fresh avenues of abundance and prosperity to the present and imaginable trajectories of the development of the principal agencies of the United Nations {e.g. WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Bank} and other international polities; ..." 53 

Their upcoming courses include such topics as: " Basics: A1. The Path of the Spiritual Artist; B1. Spiritual Civilization Building; B2. Global civilization & the United Nations as a world of arts; B3. The Future of Art and the Future of the World; D3. The worlds of love in Spiritual Arts, past, present and future; D4. Eros, Tantra and the spiritual-sexological arts of the future; E1. World Religions and Comparative Spiritualities for the Spiritual Artist; E3. Ways of Worship for Spiritual Artists; E4. Ways of Prayer for Spiritual Artists; E5. Russian mysticism, religion, spirituality and art; E6. African mysticism, religion, spirituality and art; E7. Islamic mysticism, religion, spirituality and art; E8. Jewish mysticism, religion, spirituality and art; E9. Christian mysticism, religion, spirituality and art; E10.Indian mysticism, religion, spirituality and art; H1. Spiritual Arts for Spiritual Healers; H2. Wellness, Art and Spirituality;..."

Obviously this can be neither honoring to the Lord Jesus Christ, beneficial to any that wishes to honor God, or Biblically sound. These groups are not only ecumenical in nature, but rooted in the occult. 

One might well ask what individuals claiming to know the Lord Jesus Christ, like Jay Gary, David B. Barrett & Todd M. Johnson of Global Evangelization Movement  (GEM) are doing involved with such groups? 

One might also consider that the spiritual direction of the various movements and organizations each has been involved in, is directly influenced and related to the beliefs related in this article about the World Network of Religious Futures and the World Futures Society.

Galatians 1:6-9 "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."


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Resources: Coleman, John. Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300, CONSPIRATORS' HIERARCHY: THE STORY OF THE COMMITTEE OF 300    [Since writing this many online copies of this book have been pulled due to copyright violation.]

Patrick, James R., Research Manual: America 2000/Goals 2000, Citizens for Academic Education, 1994

Miller, Ronald. "In Globo Cogitare et in Loco Agere, Part III: The Politics of Transformation," Distant Drums, Vol. 5, No.2, May 1983.










9.Research Manual p.409




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16.America 2000/Goals 2000, p. 41

17.The Futurist, World Future Society, Dec. 1982, p. 66, as cited by Ron Miller in The Politics of Transformation




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