IT WAS 1980. I was a knew Christian and was immersed in learning about the scriptures. A friend called me on the phone and told me about a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times that boldly claimed, The Christ is Now Here! The ad also ran in the New York Times, The London Times, and a another paper in Europe. Below is the the lead line from the story.
He has been expected for generations by all of the major religions. Christians know him as the Christ, and expect his imminent return. Jews await him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of Krishna; Buddhists expect him as Maitreya Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or Messiah.
The story caused quite a reaction throughout the USA, as pastors renounced him as a false Christ, but some people believed the claim and placed their hope in this false messiah. The ad claimed that soon Maitreya would communicate with everyone on the planet, simultaneously through telepathic means. We’ve been waiting for this to happen for almost 30 years! Furthermore, Maitreya’s handler, a person named Benjamin Creme told a very bizarre story of how he found Maitreya. I’m not certain of the story’s authenticity, but it had to do with Creme being taken for a ride in the backseat of a limo in which he found himself in the presence of what we would call ‘the Grays’ – so called aliens. This part of the story is very bizarre and if true would add a further dimension of the demonic to it.
Maitreya apparently appeared, out of thin air, in a variety of far off places and healings were attributed to him. Share International, which is headed up by Creme, has a web site and you can check out the link that I have provided below.
Maitreya is a perfect example of the fulfillment of Jesus words, saying that false Christ’s would appear. In my opinion Maitreya is a precursor of what the Anti Christ might look like. He will draw people to himself and proclaim himself God. The claim that is in italics above, states that all the worlds religions have been waiting for his return. Is this the type of deception that we will see when the Antichrist appears on the scene? I think it will be, only we will see real signs and wonders that will dazzle those who are not rooted and grounded in the word…
Im appearing tonight on The Richard Syrett show @ 7:00 PST. He’s out of Toronto http://www.richardsyrett.com/index.htm
To find out about Maitreya here’s the link: http://www.share-international.org/maitreya/Ma_main.htm