"In the last days some shall depart from the faith
and give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils."
I am praying for you.
CONSTANCE E. CUMBEY
P.S. You might want to take a peek at my 1983 book, still
in print, THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW and its sequel, out
of print, but I could send you a text file of the chapter from
my 1986 book, A PLANNED DECEPTION on "The Incredible Heresies
of Matthew Fox."
1 Corinthians, Chapter 10;
Romans, Chapters 1 and 2
II Thessalonians, Chapter 2
My response to this first note from Constance:
At 09:42 PM 1/2/96 -0800, you wrote:
>"In the last days some shall depart from the faith and give heed to
>seducing spirits and doctrines of devils."
How am I "giving heed" to this? Because I acknowledge
some value in what Fox writes about?
>could send you a text file of the chapter from my 1986 book, A PLANNED
>DECEPTION on "The Incredible Heresies of Matthew
Please do so. I would be interested in reading it.
This verse seems to be much in harmony with what Fox writes about
I have no clue what you are suggesting here in your interpretation
of this verse
Nor here. Just what are you accusing Fox of teaching in relatin
>1 Corinthians, Chapter 10;
To suggest Fox advocates idolatry is to seriously misunderstand
what he is saying, which it seems you have done. You obviously
confuse pantheism (All IS God) with panENtheism (which is what
Fox espouses and means God IN all).
>Romans, Chapters 1 and 2
There's a lot of material here. Where does Fox violate any of
>II Thessalonians, Chapter 2
So he's the AntiChrist? Gee whiz!
I'd love to hear some of your actual take on all of this, instead
of some verse references which would seem to have some kind of
obvious meaning to you that I would probably find some kind of
difficulty in concurring with. You see, I too consider myself
to be a very Biblical person, and very much devoted to living
what has been revealed to me as the message of the Scripture.
It seems to be difficult for a lot of people to understand that
our interpretations of the Bible are not 100% divinely inspired,
but we often act as if they are.
Please send me your text about Fox and I will respond to what
you have offered.
Thank you for the dialogue
Next day Constance writes:
While waiting for your fax number, if you have a number
where you can receive, a few things off the top of my head.
The Vatican campaign to remove Matthew Fox, I am told, began
with my work. I did the original work to alert the Christian world
to the New Age Movement. II Thessalonians Chapter 2 has to do
with the strong delusion that would sweep the earth in the last
days and those who did not have the LOVE of the truth would be
caused to believe a lie. What is the lie? Daniel 11:21 tells us
of the last days that "such as do wickedly against the covenant,
shall he corrupt with the flatteries."
The flatteries have been used in an extremely successful
marketing campaign as old as our original forebears: (1) Thou
shalt not surely die; and (2) Thou shalt be as gods.
Deuteronomy Chapter 18 has a list of forbidden spiritual practices.
"There shall not be found among you . . ." Matthew
Fox has cross every line there and has induced many thousands
of souls to cross with him.
Among those spiritual no-no's:
a. Such as practice divination
b. a witch
c. causing one's son or daughter to pass through the fire d. an observer of times (astrologer)
e. an enchanter
f. a charmer (hypnotism)
g. a consulter with familiar spirits (e.g. channeling, spiritualist) h. a wizard
i. a necromancer (one seeking to invoke the dead or spirits
of the dead)
The Scriptural warning was clear and specific: For ALL who
do these things are an abomination unto the Lord."
1 John 2:22 tells us "who is a liar but he that denieth
that Jesus is THE Christ." I interpret this to mean as the
one and only.
I don't know what you have read of Fox and what you have
not. I first caught up with his writings in 1981 and they distressingly
I found a number of books in a Methodist bookstore that
sounded more like each other than the traditional teachings of
their own denomination. One such book was WE, WE, WHEE by Matthew
Fox. He proclaimed that now that we were entering a new spiritual
age, the Age of Aquarius, it was idolatry to worship our gods
of the past. He said the sin of the Israelites was to worship
the gods for the age of the bull when in fact they were entering
the Age of the Ram. He said that likewise, we who were entering
a new spiritual age, the Age of Aquarius must take heed not to
repeat the sins of the Israelites. We must not go 'awhoring' after
false gods -- to look backwards piningly was to commit idolatry.
I found these and many other Matthew Fox passages, nearly
verbatim, in books by one Alice Ann Bailey, Lucis Publishing Company.
I was later to acquire some editions of some of her books under
the original name of her company, Lucifer Publishing Company.
I had a field day reading Fox to a Catholic audience (I am a Michigan,
originally from Indiana, Baptist, raised a Seventh Day Adventist).
When they gasped in horror at Fox's numerous and frankly
blasphemous passages, I finally said, "well, Matthew Fox
might have a point or two, but I think he's got his 'Ages' mixed
up -- we've got to be entering the 'Age of the Bull.' There's
a whole lot of it laying around here.
Matthew Fox's Bear and Company is now probably the single
largest New Age Movement publisher.
Revelation 14:7 tells us to fear God and give glory to him
for the hour of his judgment is come -- worship God who created
the heaven and earth and sea and fountains of water." Fox's
message, unfortunately, is to worship everything and everyone
but the good Lord who created all. You worship the sea, you worship
the fountains of water, you worship yourself, you even worship
good ole Lucifer -- everything and everyone but the Creator.
Fox negates the atoning sacrifice of Christ. His single
greatest attack is on the doctrine of original sin. We were not,
per Fox, born with original sin, but with original blessing.
Fox clearly has hypnotic, even possessive powers. I watched
him in action in Detroit in 1983.
Five days later, I found a newspaper in a Fort Wayne, Indiana
bookstore. Entitled CIRCLE NETWORK NEWS, it was an official publication
of one of the USA's larger witchcraft communities.
The headline article read, STARHAWK TEACHES AT HOLY NAMES.
She said she was teaching there under the sponsorship of Fr. Matthew
Fox, an 'open minded and open-hearted Dominican priest.' She said,
'teaching priests, nuns, ministers and Christian educators was
a new, but deeply rewarding experience. We jumped the cauldron,
danced the spiral, and found new and deeply rewarding ways to
express ourselves. Isn't it wonderful to find such a sympathetic
spirit to paganism in the Christian world."
I passed this piece on to CUF of Seattle which in turn passed
it on to Cardinal Ratzinger of the Vatican, and eventually this
lead to Fox's official Catholic silencing in 1988.
At the time I sent this, Fox was preparing as he bragged
"to desecrate St. James' Cathedral" in Seattle where
he was the keynote speaker for the Dignity Convention, a group
of militant homosexuals. The CUF people made up a pamphet and
attached my xeroxed Circle Network News article with their own
headline, "just when you thought it was safe to go back to
Fox is a best friend of David Spangler. Spangler is the
New Ager who distinguished himself in his book REFLECTIONS ON
THE CHRIST by saying that we must take a Luciferic initiation
as the required initiation to the New Age. Other like minded 'Catholic'
/ 'Christian' thinkers include Fr. Thomas Berry and Brother David
Fox is passing off pure Theosophy, an organization founded
in 1875 with the express goal of promoting "the masters"
and by 1892 of "preparing the world to receive a new messiah,"
-- a messiah who was neither Jesus nor Jewish.
Bruce Larson and Keith Miller were also busy at a much more subtle level than Fox in passing off New Age teachings to the Christian world.
You entered at that level and have been progressively inculturated
in these teachings which can only lead to death.
Matthew Fox's bottom line is earth worship / Lucifer worship
-- it is the mirror image opposite of the requirements of Revelation
If you will give me a fax number, I will fax you the facts
on the Fox.
Sincerely and I am truly praying for you.
CONSTANCE E. CUMBEY
My reaction to this response of Constance
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