Constance Cumbey wrote a good book warning of the New Age; The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow.
In this book she exposes, the New Age movement and many of its associated groups, it is very popular in evangelical circles. She has written other books such as the Planned Deception, focusing on the antichrist as a world leader and discussions about Maitreya within it. Her research regarding the New Age, has been lauded since the 80s, I respected her research in this area, reading it as a relatively new Christian. Even some of her old newsletters, one exposed Pat Robertson back then and even I thought "what a good researcher!", so this made what I found out later even more shocking.
Constance Cumbey is a lawyer and known for doing speeches warning about the New Age that hold a lot of truth, so I was shocked when I realized Constance Cumbey's stance towards the Catholic church. This happened when I found her blog some years ago and noticed that she was praising the Pope and defending many of the Vatican's agendas. Many evangelicals do not realize this person who exposes the New Age, has made appearances on the Catholic network EWTN.
"Some months ago I was able to watch a program by Mother Angelica. The guest speaker was Constance Cumbey, a practising American lawyer. The topic discussed was the New Age movement. I was surprised by what Ms. Cumbey related because I didn't realize that the New Age movement involved transcendental meditation, reincarnation, the use of crystals, and other strange and occult ventures.Constance Cumbey has written a book entitled
, published in 1983, which covers at length the New Age Movement, a movement which
is rapidly spreading.
Of course it is good for folks to be warned about the New Age, no matter who they are, but then there is no good done for those trapped in another false religion such as Catholicism learning about the worse aspects of the New Age which are seriously replicated in Catholic mysticism and even within many of the Pope's teachings themselves. [see the essay on this blog exposing the Theosophy of the Popes]
Constance Cumbey knows about Lucis Trust, and even points to deceivers like Matthew Fox who are more blatant in their New Age leanings, but why this blind spot towards the Catholic church as a whole, or its involvement with groups like the Temple for Understanding or the URI, as I have exposed on this blog?
Her praising of the Pope shocked me and was very disappointing. This told me the discernment was not truly there. One thing about the Roman Catholic church is it has many people out there who point to the Masons [even though they control them], the Jews, the Illuminati, as the "mother of all abominations" instead of themselves. In other words, I believe they succeed in deflecting the blame. There is evil and new world order ties in all groups, but the Vatican, does manage to play cover-up for many of it's wicked deeds and it's role as head of the harlot. I found myself thinking, if you know the New Age is wrong, why haven't you figured out the Pope yet?
Read for yourself:
Cardinal Ratzinger is Pope Benedict XVI -- and, personally, I couldn't be happier!
The announcement has just been made. Cardinal Ratzinger is the successor to Pope John Paul II. Personally, I could not be happier about it.
She goes on further to praise Pope Benedict and calling out against the New Age movement in the Catholic church, oddly telling us Benedict has warned about Alice Bailey, so what if he has? since the RCC is pushing the one world religion? She continues the warning about the obvious culprits like Matthew Fox, who actually became Anglican as far as I know some years ago.To be frank to see such spiritual ignorance from such a smart woman, alarmed me greatly.
She sums the article up:
For those and many more reasons, I am happy that he, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is the new Pope Benedict XVI. My prayers are with him and the church he will now be heading in what increasingly appears more and more to be apocalyptic times.
The comment section from the same link continue to be even more alarming as she states:
My personal experience and research has so far shown me that Cardinal Ratzinger is a dedicated opponent of the New Age threats to Christianity.
First of all Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Benedict, teaches a false gospel and Catholicism which is full of mystery Babylon [ie New Age] mysticism. Here one wonders why hasn't Cumbey discovered the Hindu worshipping Cardinals and total full blown New Age teachings even of Pope Benedict himself, while this was 2005, I haven't seen any evidence that the Pope's call for world government since then has changed Cumbey's mind about the Catholic church or woken her up about the role it is serving in Bible Prophecy.
She ignores the Mary worship, the false sacraments, the one world religion interfaithism spewing from the Vatican and worse. One can even read on her blog, Christians who come on to warn her about the harlot of Roman Catholicism and how she and her followers brush them off. Like others who praise the harlot, they make false claims of Christians seeking to do violence and complain about "Catholic bashing". Here is one Christian speaking out against the deceptions on her website as an example:
For anyone here to claim to be a watchman and yet defend this garbage demonstrates just who really is the wolf among the sheep. Cumbey can call this "Catholic bashing" all she wants, but to speak the truth about the false teachings of Rome is not bashing, any more than exposing the New Age is bashing. If the self proclaimed watchman really cared, the watchman would warn them to come out of Rome.
Her response here is scary:
To JOHN CLINGFORD and everybody else:
I believe there are two very false gospels circulating out there and I will no doubt offend everybody by this, but here goes again
1. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BE A MEMBER OF THE ABC CHURCH AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED.
2. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BE A MEMBER OF THE NBC CHURCH AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED.
ABC=ANYTHING BUT CATHOLIC
NBC=NOTHING BUT CATHOLIC
The GOSPEL is simple: BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED.
Besides that, I am well aware of the New Age game plan strategy which is to pit the target groups against each other. It worked in Mexico from 1926 to 1935; it worked in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, and they hope to work it now in a worldwide campaign against "fundamentalism."
Also, I am well aware of the agenda of some prominent Catholic bashers (Dave Hunt) to steer people back to a most subtle form of New Age occultism packaged as William Law. William Law was the translator of Jacob Boehme's books into English. Jacob Boehme was Madame Blavatsky's inspiration for THEOSOPHY.
As John Wesley wrote to William Law, " you call it THEOSOPHY, I call it DEMONOSOPHY."
The test of antichrist was a denial that Jesus was the Christ and that Jesus Christ had come in the flesh. Some Catholics unfortunately meet that test, some Catholics do not. Catholic creeds as I understand them, AFFIRM that Jesus is the Christ and that he came in the flesh. New Age Catholics such as Matthew Fox (now excommunicated), Basil Pennington, Thomas Keating, Thomas Berry (recently dead) steer the Catholics away from those basics.
Some Protestants affirm those fundamentals. Some, unfortunately, do not.
In God we trust. All others pay cash.
She misses the point all together, the Catholic church points to a false "jesus' in it's Eucharist. The RCC does not teach a true gospel whatsoever. While it is true that no church determines salvation, one's relationship with Jesus Christ does, believing upon a false "jesus" such as the Catholic Eucharist, is not going to get you to heaven. Here too oddly while she warns about the false 'christ" within New Age circles, she is unable to apply this and test the so called Christian churches with it. Those who are truly saved in the Catholic church [or fallen away Protestant ones] "come out of her" as directed by God and LEAVE.
Many games are played by some of the posters and Cumbey often times backs this up, with one of the predominant messages being that Protestantism is infiltrated by the New Age movement too, which is true but this does not excuse the defense of the false gospel of Rome.
Here on this commentary, Cumbey continues with her odd defense of the Catholic church:
Yes, the New Age Movement has infiltrated just about EVERYTHING. The Catholics have on the whole offered more honest resistance to the New Age Movement than many other elements. It was Cardinal Ratzinger who was credited with leading the charge against New Age infiltration of the Catholic Church in the 1980s and 1990s.
So the Vatican issues a few formal statements against the New Age movement, and a very late in coming Reiki statement [I personally witnessed myself a Catholic church where women practiced Reiki and Taize meditation] and we are to believe Rome stands against New Age mysticism? What planet does she live on? For those who don't know about the base foundation of New Age Mysticism in Roman Catholicism, read this article. Cumbey is wholly confused. How can she just whitewash the mysticism among Catholic saints which I posted on this week, bilocation, stigmata and all, the strong influence of those like Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Bede Griffith ,Ignatius Loyola, who taught out and out New Age visualization in his "spiritual exercises"? Why is she blind to the New Age undergirdings to the one world religion organizations of Rome, like WCRP? The URI?, The Pope supported Monastic Interreligious Dialogue group, that promotes East-West interfaith activities worldwide? The mind reels at the giant glaring blind spots.
I can keep listing names and groups, they are endless. How come she can't see through the New Age aspects of things like Lectio Divina, sacraments, and labyrinths? Or how essentially the New Age movement is just another daughter of Mystery Babylon with Rome at the helm?
This week she is having Lee Penn, appear on her show, on the Microeffect radio website. Lee Penn who I have discussed on this blog before, is an interesting guy, who knows a lot about the interfaith movement and stands against the worse aspects of the URI, in his book New Dawn, but in that book, he presents the Vatican as being against the URI, which I found to be a wholly false premise, perhaps his mind has changed since then, but Lee Penn sadly still remains in the Catholic church [an eastern branch] as far as I know. There again too, if you are warning about the one world religion but under the Pope's authority, what good will it do you?
But overall Constance Cumbey's stance towards the Catholic church is distressing. Why hasn't she seen through the New Age aspects of the Roman Catholic church and the Vatican after this many years of research? Is this a matter of blinding hideous spiritual ignorance via no warnings via the Holy Spirit or knowing wilful deception? There are some on the Internet who claim Cumbey is what they call a "Jesuit co-adjutor". Such a thing, is beyond being able to prove, and one would hope she is merely deceived able to repent, be born again and then listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit, but her words alone speak for themselves, and she is blatantly wrong about the Catholic church. One thing I have realized is there are many out there, and while I may not know the exact state of each person, or their inner motivations, there are many who seem to get one area "right" while bringing in other deceptions or with huge glaring beyond explanation blind spots.
All of us being human will make mistakes but Cumbey's defense of Rome, and brushing away Christians who seek to warn her is very concerning. I pray one day she can see the truth. I hope Christians concerned about the New Age, who seek out her website, and books are not deceived by the pro-Catholic lowest common denominator false gospel and ecumenical leanings.