MAINSTREAMING PAGANISM IN THE CHURCH
CAMP REGEN MIND CONTROL
“In the genuine mystical tradition, regeneration is the genuine state of higher consciousness achieved by the sincere seeker...” (“Brain, Mind & Altered States of Consciousness”)
Regeneration Summer Camp
Where did these Regeneration campers learn the Satanic hand sign and what does it mean to them?
From Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, p. 42:
“Gestures in Wiccan ritual can easily become second nature. When invoking the Goddess and the God, the hands can be held uplifted with the fingers spread to receive their power... The God is invoked with the first and fourth fingers up, the thumb holding down the others against the palm, to represent horns.”
See also: Wiccan Hand Signs
“The use of the horns as a symbol of satanic belief is recent, and is evolved from its use by heavy metal musicians and fans... The horned Hand gesture is also used occasionally by Wiccans as a symbol of the ‘horned God’ or as the horns of the Moon Goddess, depending on tradition.” (Symbol Dictionary)
Video of Born of Osiris’ song M∆CHINE from the album “Tomorrow We Die Alive”
“Born of Osiris is an American deathcore band, formed in 2003 in Chicago... basing the name on the Egyptian deity Osiris, and the tale of his son Horus... The group is signed to Sumerian Records...”
Born of Osiris is a ‘deathcore’ band which offers a new musical genre for the death culture. Deathcore is extreme ‘death metal’ which can best be described as sounding like Pandemonium, the capital of Hell, in Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. Deathcore metal is mostly popular in southern California, where John MacArthur’s church and Regeneration Camp are also located:
“Low growls and shrieked screams are common vocalizations. Some other techniques that deathcore vocalists have used include what is known as pig squeals... Deathcore seems to have most prominence within the southwestern United States, especially Arizona and inland southern California (mostly the Coachella Valley), which are home to many notable bands and various festivals.” (Deathcore)
There is also “Christian Deathcore” for punk rockers and drug addicts who want to continue their rebellious life style and pretend to worship Jesus at the same time. Alan Maag, owner of Domination Entertainment and Promotions, classifies “Christian metal, metalcore, deathcore, screamo, and hardcore” as “worship...music for an End Time Army.”
This End Time Army sounds suspiciously like “Joel’s Army”—Christian revolutionaries who will take over the churches and the nation and “change the world through a massive youth revolution,” according to false prophet Cindy Jacobs of Generals of Intercession.
“There are churches that will be command posts for revolution, and to these command posts I would say, I am going to bring a revolution. Look and see; I am calling radical revolutionaries to the church. ‘For I would say to you, My children there is a page turning in the heavenlies, and at the top of this page I have one word, and it’s ‘revolution.’ And I am getting ready to write a new page of history among the believers of this nation.’...a massive gathering of Extreme Youth who are willing to fast and pray to create a violent spiritual shift in the destiny of America.”
(See: The Elijah Revolution: Joel’s Army Coming of Age)
Latter Rain revivalist, Paul Cain, predicted that “God’s strange act is going to bring a new order of things and bring a new breed in and bring a transformation.” The “new breed” bringing in transformation would appear to be the popular hardcore, deathcore bands such as “Hatebreed” and Born of Osiris which use “Music as a Weapon” to cause the “Decimation of the Nation.”
“Born of Osiris has played at various festivals including the Summer Slaughter Tour (2008 and 2009) and the Music as a Weapon Tour 4. In 2009, they played on a co-headline tour named The Night of the Living Shred Tour with All Shall Perish, After the Burial, Caliban and Suffokate; Born of Osiris also supported Hatebreed on the Decimation of the Nation Tour 2, alongside Cannibal Corpse, Unearth and Hate Eternal.” (Wikipedia)
Other ‘deathcore’ bands which performed on the “Decimation of the Nation Tour” were “Toxic Holocaust” which delivered “an awesome rendition of ‘666,’” “Dying Fetus” which performed “Your Treachery Will Die With You” from their album “Descend into Depravity,” “Winds of Plague” whose latest CD is “Decimate the Weak,” and “Chimaira” whose latest album includes tracks such as “The Venom Inside” and “Secrets Of The Dead,” “Resurrection” and “Power Trip.”
Another variant of the metal genre is “Black Metal” which openly declares it is not music but warfare against religion and humanity:
SDL022 Ibex Throne (Usa) “Total Inversion” CD
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The cover of an Ibex Throne album features the Baphomet, a bisexual human/goat figure representing the horned god worshiped by Freemasons, which is the same goat god invoked by Wiccans at Camp Regeneration.
The first song on the Ibex Throne album is “Anti-Christian Warfare”— the same warfare that is being waged globally by Freemasonry, Wiccans, Satanists and all pagan religions against Jesus Christ and His Church.
The “Ibex" is found in the Old Testament as the “wild goat” (Strongs #3277. יָעֵל ya`el) The Ibex is larger than the common goat and its horns are much longer, sometimes more than a yard in length and curved, like the long horned Baphomet.
IBEX is also the name of The Master’s College in Israel. “The Israel Bible EXtension program, called ‘IBEX’, is The Master’s College (TMC) extension program in Israel.” (IBEX) Why would John MacArthur give his college in Israel the name of the wild goat? Jews living in Israel surely know what “ibex” means. (See: John MacArthur & Freemasonry)
The widespread appeal of the Deathcore, Hardcore and Black Metal movement to the present youth culture should not be underestimated. SMNnews, which promotes and sponsors interactive forums for the “underground metal and hardcore world,” boasts that it has more than 35,000 registered members.
MacArthur-sponsored youth camps always include a rock concert which only differs from the world by a debatably Christian message that is drowned out by the din of amplified drums, electric guitars, keyboards, the shrieks of rock artists and rappers, and screams of the audience.
Regeneration Summer Camp 2011
Notice the hypocrisy of John MacArthur who preaches against the worldliness of the Christian youth that he himself promotes:
Business as Usual at The Master’s College
“This year’s Camp Regeneration was held July 25-29, 2011. That would be during the month prior to the posting of the MacArthur interview I mentioned—the interview in which he took to task those ‘young guys’ who he does not ‘even think...have a biblical view of sanctification’—yes, those Reformed ministers who are ‘young guys’ who are using ‘the culture...to attract people’ and so putting the next generation at such risk of being sucked ‘into the culture.’...
“‘The fear is that the power of the world’s attraction is going to suck these guys, and every generation after them, more and more into the culture, and we’re going to see a reversal of the Reformed revival.... It is wonderful [the Reformed revival], but it is being co-opted and commandeered by a bunch of these young guys who, because they affirm the doctrine of substitution, get a free pass on everything else. I don't even think they have a biblical view of sanctification.... My fear is that the further this thing goes in trying to accommodate the culture, the less it’s going to be able to hang on to that core doctrine.... I don’t know that the heart of this Reformed theology.... can really survive the pull of the culture which is attracting these young guys and which these young guys are using to attract people.’ (John MacArthur Interview)”
RAPPER LECRAE AT REGENERATION 2010
(Lecrae making the Satanic hand sign)
LECRAE claims to be a Christian, and is promoted as such by John MacArthur, John Piper and other change agents who preach the Bible to the older generation of Christians but behind the scenes they are stealthily leading their children and grandchildren into the occult traditions. Lecrae passes for a Christian because he is endorsed by popular preachers and he received the 2013 Grammy award for Best Gospel Album. In real life he is a spiritual cross-dresser alternating between performances at Christian concerts and the pornographic MTV.
The Compromise of Lecrae and John MacArthur
“‘Holy’ hip-hop artist Lecrae has won a Grammy award. But he wouldn’t want to be called a holy hip-hop artist, or even a Gospel artist. Tell that to those who promote him, like the Gospel Coalition, John MacArthur and Grace-to-You, or John Piper and his Desiring God ministries.
“Why wouldn’t he want to identify with Christianity in all this limelight? No need to wonder. Lecrae tells us:
‘I don’t try to do Gospel music, I’m not trying to be a Gospel rapper, I’m a hip-hop artist…..I just wanna be honest.
‘Yeah, it’s a wonderful experience, you know, for me, technically, I’m a hip-hop artist. And so, it’s amazing to even be nominated in the Gospel category because I’m a hip-hop artist but I can walk in both worlds and so to be able to walk in that world and to ignite and inspire 60,000 young people obviously is a wonderful thing, and then to turn around and go do, you know, MTV the next day is crazy.’...
“Lecrae is distancing himself because, according to him, he can ‘walk in both worlds’ i.e., holy hip-hop (so-called) as well as secular (as if there’s a difference).
“The Bible talks about that. It’s called compromise; being a friend to the world.
“You know what is even more disturbing? That pretty much every blogger at The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God and Grace-to-You websites, as well as men like Paul Washer and Tom Ascol who have given their stamp of approval and are actively promoting ‘holy’ hip-hop artists like Lecrae and others. Think about it. By promoting Lecrae and misguided young men like him, the Gospel Coalition, John MacArthur and John Piper are promoting his thinking – compromise; walking in both worlds...
‘You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. – James 4:4’”
“Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.” Ezek. 22:26
See also Bob Johnson’s article “Rapper Lecrae Revolutionizing Inner City Youth”
“Sow: Luck. The sow, with its large litters, has long been a fertility symbol... In Egypt, pigs were slain at grand weddings because of their reputation for fecundity. Pigs were sacrificed to deities of agriculture as they taught men to ‘turn up the earth,’ or plow; the foraging pit turns up the earth with its snout. They are sacred to the moon goddess... Pigs feed on corpse flesh, are prolific breeders, and sometimes eat their own young, symbolizing the waning goddess of dissolution and destruction.” (Lammas: Celebrating the Fruits of the First Harvest, pp. 175-176)
“Pigs were sacrificed to deities of agriculture as they taught men to ‘turn up the earth,’ or plow; the foraging pig turns up the earth with its snout.”
Regeneration and Forest Home campers slogging in the mud like swine....
*Regeneration Summer Camp Promo*
Christian youth treated like swine...
*Regeneration Summer Camp Promo*
Forest Home Summer Camp Promo
More disgusting and degrading games...
The 2013 promotional videos for Regeneration Camp seem to anticipate that some Christians might object to the pagan nature of the games and activities. Damage control is therefore needed to prevent exposure of the pagan enculturation of the youth. For example, the first video is introduced by Andrew Gutierrez who claims that the camp experience is a chance to “focus on the holiness of God and His call for us to be holy as He is holy,” unlike worldly people who are proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy. Gutierrez piously exhorts that young people must have an “aggressive, active pursuit of killing sin;” and then the scene shifts to clips of the intensely competitive games, as if competition and team spirit are somehow applicable to killing sin.
The analogy is inappropriate. The promo creates the impression that competition and team spirit produce holiness when, in fact, they are mere works of the flesh (rivalries, factions) which are the enemy of holiness. ‘Team spirit’ can easily develop into a collective group mind through which evil entities can control the group for ungodly ends. It is well known that group situations have the potential for psychological manipulation of young people to conduct themselves in ways they would not otherwise behave.
Cults employ similar mind control techniques to divest their victims of volition and freedom. Occultists know that a ‘collective group mind’ takes on a life of its own, and they have a term for this entity, an egregore, which is the Greek word for ‘Watcher’ or angel. The Ritual Magic Workbook explains how the seemingly harmless phenomenon of ‘team spirit’ may become a ‘Group Mind’ which “becomes ensouled by the essence of a Master, or an Angelic Being” from whose control there is no escape:
“As yet we have not touched upon the teachings concerning Group Minds and Group Souls, but it is an area in which you, as a working magician, must have at least some basic knowledge. Along with the knowledge of Group Minds goes the sometimes dangerous knowledge of ‘artificial elementals.’ They are not the kind of thing to mess with, but it is in your interest to understand what they are and what they can do.
“Group Minds and Group Souls are often confused by the novice, but they are very different in structure and usage. A Group Mind is the result of organized thought by a group of highly motivated people, with its origin in a subject about which they feel very emotional and which arouses deep feelings within them. Never forget that emotion is the very foundation of a Group Mind, therein lies its power for good and evil...
“The modern term for this kind of thing is ‘team spirit.’ It denotes a group of people with a single, emotive aim in mind. Normally a Group Mind will disperse as soon as the group that formed it disperses, but if they get together again, it will rapidly reform. Sometimes they do not disperse, but are kept alive by the group either intentionally, or because so much emotion has been poured into the Group Mind that it becomes ensouled, and we get an artificial elemental that takes on a life of its own...
“When this happens with an occult group, mystery school, or religious gathering, it can sometimes happen that the ensoulment comes only partly from the group itself, the greater part comes from a higher level. In short the Group Mind becomes ensouled by the essence of a Master, or an Angelic Being. When this happens we say that the group or school is now ‘contacted’...
“Sometimes, when used in connection with a mystery school you will hear a Group Mind referred to as an Egregore. This is a highly evolved form of Group Mind built up over many years quite deliberately by the brethren of an Order or School. It combines love, principle, and dedication and is the Guardian of that school, and also of each and every member belonging to it.”
Source: The Ritual Magic Workbook: A Practical Course of Self-Initiation, Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, pp. 136-138.
The Greek word Egregore in fact refers to the the fallen angels of the Bible and is even associated with the Church when demonic activity is invoked.
“The word itself derives from the Greek word ἑγρήγορος (which means ‘Watcher’.)” (The Power of Thoughts)
“Eliphas Lévi, in Le Grand Arcane (‘The Great Mystery’, 1868) identifies ‘egregors’ with the tradition concerning the ‘Watchers’, the fathers of the nephilim, describing them as ‘terrible beings’ that ‘crush us without pity because they are unaware of our existence.’...
“The concept of the egregore as a group thoughtform was developed in works of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Rosicrucians and has been referenced by writers such as Valentin Tomberg. A well known concept of the egregore is the GOTOS of the Fraternitas Saturni... (The Initials of the degree of Gradus Ordinis Templi Orientis Saturni (33°) are similar to the name of the egregore of the lodge - GOTOS.)
“The notion of ‘egregor’ also appears in Daniil Andreyev’s Roza Mira, where it represents the shining cloud-like spirit associated with the Church. It is a common belief in Russia that the word ‘egregor’ originated from this spiritual book.” (Wikipedia: Egregore)
“An egregore, or egregor, is a metaphysical term for a sort of group consciousness, like a Zeitgeist, or an archetype. It derives from the Hebrew word for ‘angel’... A lot of people working to accomplish a goal, or even a societal desire or need that isn't often expressed but resides just beneath the surface, will form egregores as well. If enough people want something enough, it will take on a life all its own, as they say. They’re like a kind of Greco-Roman deity, a metaphysical entity created with a particular theme or purpose, whether this creation is focussed and intentionally established or not... As sentient beings created by a collaborative choice, egregores can be considered ‘team spirit’, in a very literal sense.” (What is an Egregore?)
See also: “How Facilitator-led Church Groups Invoke Demons”
An egregore is therefore a ‘collective group mind’ under the control of an evil spirit which manipulates the group to do the will of that spirit. Since Lughnasadh is a festival of warrior magic, its energy source is the evil spirit which glorifies aggression and violence, behaviors which fuel sin instead of mortifying it.
Double talk is commonly used by wolves in sheep’s clothing to deceive the flock of Christ and preempt exposure of their evil deeds. In our research, we have found the following observation to be true:
“In our ongoing study of mysticism/occultism/spiritualism, we often find that the authors deny what they are actually teaching.” (The Trojan Horse: The New Age Infiltration of the Church, Scott and Smith, p.14)
Another promotional video features the Regeneration Camp youth leaders rationalizing the incongruity of the warrior-type games, with war-paint, war-cries, pig-sacrifice, mud-slogging and other pagan traditions at a Christian camp. A female counselor admits that she is so competitive that she is “not nice” which may be amusing to young people but should alarm parents who expect Christian camp counselors to model Christ-likeness.
Another counselor jokes about the games being “sanctified all-out war.” Sanctification, however, is not achieved by participating in pagan games and festivities, thereby learning the customs of the heathen. Should not Christian camp counselors and activities model the holiness of Jesus Christ instead of glorifying the pagan culture? Jesus taught his disciples to be as gentle as lambs and harmless as doves. Competition does not renew the mind according to God’s Word and warrior games make young people fierce and warlike.
Today’s teenagers live in a culture of war and brutality. They cannot remember in their lifetime a period without ultra-violent television, movies, video games and books, school shootings, daily reports of global terrorism, wars and rumors of wars, and incitement to revolution. Not to mention the extremely violent deathcore, hardcore bands which agitate for revolution and bloodshed. Required reading in public schools today has progressively become more violent, occult, profane, uncivilized, explicitly sexual and crass. This includes “Young Adult” fiction of the horror genre.
In this Young Adult category is the Harry Potter series, which teaches witchcraft to young people, with the intent of preparing them for reception of the mark of the Beast and Luciferic initiation. (Audio: The Mark of the Beast, Harry Potter & the Luciferic Initiation) Also on required/recommended reading lists for children and teenagers is The Hunger Games trilogy. The plot of this series is a future dystopian American society which sponsors annual gladiator contests in which teenagers murder each other until only one contestant is left alive. The rationalization for children killing children being appropriate reading material for children is that it teaches them to rebel against the government that sponsors the games. (See: The Next American Revolution)
Mel Gibson as William Wallace,
“Scotland’s Liberator” in “Braveheart”
Our Lord Jesus did not have the warrior spirit of a revolutionary. Nor did He enter the streets of Jerusalem waving banners with a battle cry. Neither did He encourage his disciples to compete in Roman gladiator combat or the Greek Olympic games, deceptively calling them “sanctified all-out war” games. The Jews would have welcomed such a worldly messiah, as they will the future false messiah. The prophet Isaiah foretold that the true Messiah would have a spirit very different from pagan kings:
“He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.” Matthew 12:19-20
Nineteenth century theologian Albert Barnes’ wrote of the Lord Jesus, “He shall not strive, nor cry: He shall not shout, as a warrior. He shall be meek, and retiring, and peaceful... A bruised, broken reed, is an emblem of the poor and oppressed. It means that he would not oppress the feeble and poor, as victorious warriors and conquerors did... He would not be like the Jews, proud and overbearing, and trampling down the poor.” (Notes on the Bible)
“HOW SHOULD A KING COME?”
It is true that Regeneration campers are undergoing transformation, for they are learning the customs of the heathen and being gradually paganized to conform to the image of a false Christ —“a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences” who shall “devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” (Dan. 8:23, 7:23)
The centerpiece of pagan mystery religions is the initiation rite, which may be another reason for the warrior-type games at these youth camps. Candidates for initiation were required to endure severe physical trials and only those who survived were deemed worthy to undergo initiation rites in which they were “regenerated” or reborn as gods. The severity of these pre-initiatory trials is described in pagan sources:
“The regeneration of the Mysteries was effected by sundry different processes equally wise and equally edifying. Sometimes the aspirant had to fight his way through fire and water, to endure the most rigid fasts and penances, and to encounter all the horrors of darkness and all the yells of infernal apparitions : at other times, he bad to brave the edge of the opposing sword, or to submit patiently to the strictness of a solitary. Such however was only the preludes to the initiatory rite; and they were designed to prove the fortitude of the votaries, as that of Noah was proved during his awful and perilous seclusion within the Ark. The rite itself consisted, sometimes in the aspirants being born as it were out of a small covered boat, in which he had been previously committed to the mercy of the ocean; sometimes In his being produced from the image of a cow within which he had been first inclosed; and sometimes in his coming forth through the door of a dark rocky cavern or artificial stone cell, in which he had been shut up during the time appointed by the hierophant.” (George Stanley Faber, The Origin of Pagan Idolatry Ascertained from Historical Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence (1816)
“Though some of the information may well stem from evil gossip on the part of the early Christians, we are told that in Phrygia candidates were subjected to ‘prolonged fasts, absolute continence, severe bodily mutilations and painful flagellations, uncomfortable pilgrimages to holy places.’*… If in Africa practically all ceremonies are accompanied by blood sacrifices, the Greeks were not without these, as in Eleusis, for example, a young pig was slaughtered after the initiants had bathed in the sea. Furthermore, the mystes sometimes smeared his body with lime or plaster or received a new name and a new robe, like many African youths during and after puberty rites. The Greek hierophants, in some instances, wore masks as do their African counterparts; and sacred dances were also part of the Mysteries.” (*S. Angus, The Mystery Religions, A Study in the Religious Background of Early Christianity) (“Mystic Death, Marriage, and Rebirth,” Ida Postma, Sunrise, Nov. 1978, Theosophical Univ. Press)
In pagan traditions, initiation is the “rite of passage” which transforms a young boy into a warrior. Due to the infiltration of paganism, churches are now substituting initiation ceremonies for the “new birth” (which is solely the work the Holy Spirit, and not received by means of a rite or ceremony). For example, years ago the liberal neo-Evangelical magazine, Sojourners, featured an article authored by a Franciscan monk titled “Boys To Men: Rediscovering Rites of Passage for Our Time.”
“Cultures throughout history have felt that if a young man were not initiated to ‘the mysteries,’ he would not know what to do with his pain and would almost always abuse his power. Richard Rohr relates five difficult male initiation truths: Life is hard. You are going to die. You are not that important. You are not in control. Your life is not about you. Read his sample North American initiation pattern, A Process of Transformation.
A Process of Transformation
A sample North American initiation pattern.
By Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
WHO: “Godfathers” and teen-age boys of almost even numbers. No observers.
WHERE: Someplace in the natural world, apart from what has become predictable. “Liminal” and sacred space must be created.
[Editor's Note: Sacred space, such as the “sacred circle,” is a physical area that has been ritually set apart for paranormal conditions to exist. “Liminal” is derived from the word limen which means “threshold.” Describing humanity as the Dweller on the Threshold, Theosophist Alice Bailey specified that “threshold” meant “the threshold of divinity.” The initiate is also called the Dweller on the Threshold, who is expecting to be transformed into the divine state through occult powers.]
WHAT to bring: Just what is needed for survival and ritual. Sparse, stripped-down possessions. No radios, tape players, newspapers, or books to hide in. Each young man has a special journal, perhaps presented by his mother before he leaves, which he is guided to write in at least twice a day. Honest feelings, fears, desires, prayers, and experiences must be named personally and safely or the young man will not go deep inside.
HOW LONG: From a minimum of four days to whatever is workable. If work cannot be taken off or schedules changed, the message of intense significance will not be given. Create expectation long beforehand in whatever ways you can devise: meet as a group several times, pray together, give books to read, make expectations very clear that everybody will be together from start to finish.
HOW: Three stages with the young man must be ritualized, experienced, and talked about:
1. Leaving, letting go, separation from boyhood, irresponsibility, his former status, and the seeing of women and older men as his servants. This can be done through some kind of death ritual, whereby he accepts the eternal pattern of dying as the prerequisite for all rebirth. Elders tell a bit of their story.
2. Experiencing an alternative universe now. Normally some time of extended silence, solitude, and deprivation wherein he can learn to draw upon deeper resources than he is presently aware of. The “desert” of Jesus, the vision quest of the native peoples “secularized in boot camp and athletic training” must be made sacred again, but not “churchy.” He must be alone long enough to see the patterns in all of nature.
3. Incorporating and affiliating with “sacred manhood.” This can be done in a final time of storytelling by elders, where they let the boys “in.” This must be vulnerable, honest, and intimate; sharing faith and one’s own path, along with hopes and care for the new initiate. There can be a celebration ritual and symbols given, but don't overdo anything. A stark and clear understatement is safer for the male. If he does not feel manipulated or told what to feel, he is more likely to trust his real experience.
WHEN: At a time when elders have themselves been “initiated into the mysteries” and have something to say about reality, God, suffering, community, transformation, and growth. When boys are prepared, given expectation, but also can come with genuine freedom.
IF: The ritual can only be done if there is some “common wonderful,” some shared goodness, some “great idea” that the elders already have between them. Unless there is a collective wisdom that the boy is being initiated into, it will not have depth or endurance. It might take a year for the elders to find what it is themselves! Then initiate the next generation.”
The initiation ritual is designed so that the young man “does not feel manipulated,” even though he is psychologically coerced into compliance using the same mind control techniques employed by cults to deprive their victims of volition and freedom. The outcome is a fragmented personality that can be possessed by demons during “initiation into the mysteries.” Similarly, separation from parents in the Regeneration camp setting is ideal for manipulating teenagers to participate in games which are degrading and designed to violate their psychological boundaries and developing personalities. Through successive mind-control events, the youth are being transitioned to the point where they will be easily led to take the Luciferic initiation. This will require taking the mark of the beast, which John MacArthur has assured everyone is forgivable. However, those who take the mark of the beast will be unable to repent because God will have already condemned them.
“...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thess. 2:8-12
See: Part 1: The Mark of the Beast & The Strong Delusion
How many Regeneration Campers have already been initiated? Judging by the display of Satanic hand signs, not a few. How many of the campers, influenced by the Camp Regen rock concerts and MTV’s LeCrae, are fans of the Satanic music industry which is leading multitudes to take the Luciferic initiation:
“MTVs Video Music Awards have often incorporated dark and strange acts, containing some occult symbolism. This years version, however, outdid itself. The show left most people wondering what was wrong with Kanye West or trying compute the madness of Lady Gaga’s performance. The only way to understand the full meaning behind those performances is to look into esoteric teachings. The fact is that the whole awards show took the most common rituals of occult orders and re-enacted them in a show witnessed by the entire world.
“This years VMAs were very different from other awards shows. They focused on a very limited number of artists (Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga), while ignoring many others who were equally successful. The chosen artists became characters in the VMA’s ceremony and acted out different ritual dramas. This might sound totally crazy to the average MTV viewer but those acquainted with the practices of occult orders (such as Freemasonry) can decode the references to sacred rituals. There are numerous types of fraternities and rituals, from the most noble to the most infernal, and they have existed throughout History. The VMAs were decisively inspired by dark, sinister and even Satanic ceremonies. Lets look at those rituals.”
Occult MTV Music Video Awards
The 2009 VMAs: The Occult Mega Ritual
Taylor Swift's Performance at the 2012 AMA's: A Typical Initiation Ritual
Bob Johnson is the author of a compelling expose of the purpose-driven, church growth, transformational agenda of John MacArthur’s church, college, seminary and global network of seminaries which partners with foreign governments.
John MacArthur's Transformational, Church Growth, Purpose-Driven Church
In his expose Bob elaborated on the use of mind control in Grace Community Church. Since it seemed to me the young people at MacArthur’s camp were being manipulated by change agents, I asked Bob if he thought mind control was at work in the Regeneration and Forest Home camps and, if so, was this stealth operation conditioning the youth to eventually receive the mark of the Beast. His response is informative:
“I think you are right that these Camp events are meant to be a trauma to break down the personality. I think that they are similar to the psychological training that one would go through as a new private in the army or at West Point which would break them down ‘in order to build them back up.’ They are a trauma-based mind control, but not anything on a level where they would have total mind control (where a housewife could be triggered to go and shoot the police chief and then go back home and bake a cake and not even know that she lost time). I agree with you that these games will bring them to the point where they have lost their own minds so to speak in favor of the group mind. People will do in groups what they won’t do alone. Would you slide in mud alone?
Regeneration Summer Camp
“And I remember at that Glorieta camp how they were frequently meeting in groups. And remember what we found out—whenever 2 or more come together for a Purpose outside God’s will, an Egregore will control the group. And this will control their minds and behavior in a way that they couldn’t be controlled outside the group. So yes, the place to get these kids to take the Mark I suppose would be in a group setting where they are practically maniacs that have lost their inhibitions. These Camp events are similar I think to the group dialectic sessions where they must all feel that there will be no judgment and no fear of reprisal for what they do from those in authority. It’s like the facilitators that lead these events are saying, ‘If we can get these kids to do this, then we can get them to do anything.’ And if they will mark their faces with paint (which has some occult reason), then maybe they will take the Mark. When I recently went to a 7-11 store I counted nine different magazines on Tattooing. Why? Why not take another tattoo on your forehead if you already have 10 of them.
*Forest Home Summer Camp Promo*
“So I fully believe you are right—besides for the occult bondage that will come from these events (demonic bondage) I believe that they are being broken down psychologically through these traumas / peer pressure to the point where they will be easily led to do anything. I think you hit the nail on the head with that—but it’s more than just psychological—it’s a demonic bind I think.” (Bob Johnson, The Watchman Wakes)
John MacArthur’s book, Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ, is another tool being used to reprogram young people to eventually become total mind control slaves of the Antichrist. MacArthur asserts that the Christian’s relationship to God is one of slavery and Christians who do not view and conduct themselves like slaves are neither Jesus’ disciples or friends or God’s sons and heirs. Slave is wholly based on a mistranslation of the Greek word doulos as slave and for lack of Scriptural support references the works of unbelieving anti-Christian scholars. Why does John MacArthur want his hearers to have the mentality of slaves if God has said in His Word, “Henceforth I call you not servants (John 15:15) and “Wherefore thou art no more a servant” (Gal. 4)?
Cults convert their members into mindless slaves of the cult leader. Freemasonry is a worldwide cult which brings initiates into spiritual bondage by means of initiation rites, oaths of secrecy and intimidation. As Alice Bailey predicted in 1934, all of the denominations are today led by Master Masons, and they rule over their flocks using the mind control methods of the Masonic lodge.
“Very definitely may the assurance be given here that, prior to the coming of the Christ... At the head of certain of the great occult groups, of the Freemasons of the world, and of the various great divisions of the church, and resident in many of the great nations will be found initiates or Masters.” (Initiation: Human & Solar, p. 62)
See: John MacArthur: Freemason
Masonic infiltration of the highest levels of the Christian Church (or what was formerly the Christian Church) accounts for the rampant abuse of church members as evidenced by the many blogs and websites exposing abusive churches today. Many former members of John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church and The Master’s College and Seminary have written testimonies of the manipulative, abusive and even violent tactics used to exert control over their members. Some of these testimonies are shocking; all are eye-opening:
Cult Education Institute: Ex-Members of John MacArthur's Church
“Extraordinary Christian Testimonies that Expose
John MacArthur's Church as a Mind Control Cult”
John MacArthur Cult Watch Forum
Speaking of manipulation, most of the young people at MacArthur’s church camps probably have no idea they are participating in a pagan festival. However, their ignorance does not diminish the demonic power of the rituals in which they are participating.
“Secret Societies such as the Freemasons, Skull and Bones and Illuminati regularly engage in very specific ritualistic ceremonies and practices which are used to call up the various dark entities or ‘gods‘ that they worship. The elite believe that this is the source from where much of their knowledge and power is obtained. Much of the elite (bloodlines) believe that they are actually direct descendents of these ‘gods’. While it’s true that some of their knowledge and power is gained this way, the actual process is mostly reversed with the dark entities drawing from the energy that is freely given to them during various rituals and ceremonies.... Large gatherings of people who engage (knowingly or unknowingly) in ritualistic practices, provide very high concentrations of energy which help make them stronger.” (2012 Olympics: Occult Symbolism & Mind Programming)
Considering the pagan nature of the games and that many campers and counselors are flashing the Satanic hand signal, it should be obvious that Regeneration Camp is not a Christian gathering but a mind control operation directed and staffed by Masons, Wiccans and Druids. These wolves in sheep’s clothing are functioning as change agents to facilitate submission to the group mind, which is learning the way of the heathen and being primed to receive the mark of the Beast.
To the untrained eye, the activities at John MacArthur’s youth camps may look like harmless fun, however, they are loaded with Satanic signs and symbols which establish points of contact with the demonic world (which is also why the mark of the Beast will be an occult symbol).
“Occult symbols are fast replacing Christian symbols in our culture. Therefore, we encourage you to use this list to warn others, especially Christian children who intentionally wear and display them on clothing, jewelry, body tattoo, posters, because they are popular. Just like the handkerchief of the Apostle Paul was a contact point of God’s anointing, Satan also uses contact points, this is well known in the occult, satanic - occult signs and symbols are demonic contact points charged with demonic powers.
“Furthermore Satan who is full of pride, likes to put his stamp and his mark on his work, his people, his organisations, his institutions, his instruments, his programs, his broadcasts, etc, but this is also to enforce demonic power to it. Keep in mind that many of these symbols have double or multiple meanings. For example, the pentagram has been used to transmit occult power in all kinds of rituals for centuries, but to Christians who are unaware the same shape may simply represent a star—be not deceived!” (Truth About Symbols & Signs)
“Any symbolic pattern that has served as a focus for human emotion and energy will build up an egregore of its own over time, and the more energy that is put into such a pattern, the more potent the egregore that will form around it. The gods and goddesses of every religion, past and present, are at the centers of vast egregore charged with specific kinds of power. This power is defined by, and contacted through, the traditional symbolism of the deity in question.” (John Michael Greer, Inside a Magical Lodge)
Our expose, DESIGNER MARKS OF THE BEAST, unveils the clever strategy of marketing occult symbols emblazoned on kids’ T-shirts to church youth groups. For example: Aliens, All-Seeing Eye, As Above, So Below, Backwards Writing, Catch the Fire, Circle within Circle, Cosmic Egg, Cross in a Circle, Cupid, Dragon, 8-Pointed Star, Eternal Flame, Fleur de Lys, Hexagram, Kundalini, Numerology, Obelisks, Peace Sign, Pentagram, Phoenix, Pyramid, Recycling Triangle, Rising Sun, Sacred Circles, Sacred Disks, 6-Pointed Stars, Slain in the Spirit, Solar Eclipse, Sun Rays, Sun Symbol, Survivor, Swastika, Swirling Light, Superman, Target/Crosshairs, Tau Cross, Third Wave, Thunderbolt, True North, Warrior/Tribal Theme, and Yin/Yang.
John MacArthur writes books and articles and preaches eloquent sermons against paganism and conformity to the world, but then sponsors youth events that are covertly pagan and conformed to the world. Unlike John MacArthur, the apostle Paul did not preach a message of separation from the world and then stealthily bring pagan traditions into the early churches:
“...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...” 2 Cor. 6:14-17
The next section will reveal the violent and demonic nature of Lughnasadh and other Druid festivals which culminate in human sacrifice. My purpose is not to be morbid or sensational but to equip Christians to recognize paganism when they encounter it, even in a church setting, and to comprehend the grave spiritual danger of exposing young people to camps and other church functions that involve pagan festivities.
THE WICKER MAN
THE MARK OF THE BEAST
JOHN MACARTHUR’S “SLAVE” BOOK
BASED ON HERETICAL SOURCES
FALLING AWAY FROM THE FAITH
JOHN MACARTHUR: FREEMASON
MACARTHUR’S DRUID FESTIVAL
CAMP REGEN MIND CONTROL
THE WICKER MAN
THE ONCE & FUTURE CLAN
THE BRITISH DRUIDS
HISTORY OF THE DRUIDS
1. Regeneration Camp dates and venues:
2010 – July 25-31 – Glorieta, NM
August 1 – Summer Family Fest: Campus Carnival
2011 – July 24-30 – Glorieta, NM
June 26 – Summer Family Festival
2012 – July 29-August 4 – Glorieta, NM
2013 – July 22-26 – Point Loma, CA
2014 – July 21-25 – Point Loma, CA
2. See also an excellent article with photos at Pilgrim Covenant Church: