Monday, October 21, 2013

Marianne Williamson Runs for House Representative: Are Christians Going to Vote For Her?


Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author whose “A Return to Love” spent 39 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1992, announced Sunday that she is running as an independent for the US House of Representatives in California’s 33rd District, a seat currently held by 74-year old Democrat Henry Waxman, one of the most powerful members of Congress.

American government has lost its ethical center and its deep commitment to democracy, drifting ever more consistently in a corporatist direction,” Williamson writes. “And no one specific legislative initiative can fix that. I believe that a wave of independent candidates, all committed to a huge course-correction, is necessary to turn our ship around. I feel my campaign, and most importantly my win, can help inspire such a movement.”

~All Voices

Here is some information about Williamson:

This is the same Marianne Williamson who teaches the New Age course "A Course In Miracles" where biblical language is redefined with New Age meaning.  The original book by the same name was written by an atheist psychologist "under the direction of an 'inner voice' that pretended to be Jesus. According to Marsh West, the author, Dr. Helen Schucman, was told to "take notes". 

Williamson has also been a "pastor" at a New Age Unity church in Michigan. That proved too hard to do: leading people in real life is a lot harder than just telling them what you want them to believe and then move on--in other words, no accountability is a whole lot easier-- so she quite that.  

According to Wikipedia:

"Williamson is the force behind "Sister Giant" a series of seminars and teaching sessions that seeks to provide women with the information and tools needed to run for office. Through the series of Sister Giant seminars she supports women running for political office and aligning their politics with their spiritual values."

Marsha West writes:

"The Course simultaneously indoctrinates its students in Eastern metaphysics and human potential psychicism, while it specifically insulates them against biblical revelation and true Christianity. In achieving this end, its manipulation of psychological and emotional states is impressive, it offers carefully thought-out spiritual exercises, one for every day of the year."

In the Course terms that are uniquely biblical are given completely different thoughts and meanings. In Course usage, Holy Spirit, atonement, salvation, miracle, sin and forgiveness have undergone drastic changes of purpose. "Often, the new meanings are the opposite of their biblical usage. For example, atonement no longer refers to Jesus Christ's substitutionary death on the cross for sin. In biblical teaching, the Atonement is based on the fact that mans sinfulness separates him from God. Before man can be reconciled to God, there must be a divine judgment of sin. Christ sacrificed His own life on the cross He was judged in our place to accomplish this reconciliation. This is what Christians mean by the word atonement, or the atoning sacrifice of Christ (John 3:16, 18)."

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A person's religion has everything to do with their politics.

It was no different when many professing Christians voted for cult member Mitt Romney. Neither he, nor Williamson, will deny that their religion is very much connected to their politics and worldview.

Jeremiah 17:5, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord.’” 

Isa 31:1  Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who
trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very
strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!2  And yet
he is wise and brings disaster; he does not call back his words, but will arise against the
house of the evildoers and against the helpers of those who work iniquity

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