Rosicrucianism EXPOSED!

By David J. Stewart

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father..." -1st John 2:22,23

Rosicrucians Deny Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

Rosicrucianism is straight out of the pits of Hell.  According to Max Heindel, the late apostle of modern Rosicrucianism, in Rosicrucian Cosmo-conception, pg. 374:

"In the Christian creed occurs this statement: 'Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.'  This is generally understood to mean that a certain person Who appeared in Palestine about 2000 years ago, Who is spoken of as Jesus Christ--one separate individual--was the only begotten Son of God.  This is a great mistake."

Let God be true; but every man a liar! (Romans 3:4).  The Word of God plainly states that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  According to 1st John 2:22-23, anyone who denies that Jesus is the Son of God or the Savior is a LIAR.  Therefore, Rosicrucians are liars.  Salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone, who is the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD!

Rosicrucians Claim Jesus No Greater Than Buddha

According to Max Heindel, Rosicrucian Philosophy in Questions and Answers, pg. 181:

"...'I understand you to say that the Christ has been incarnated only once in Jesus; was he not previously incarnated in Gautama Buddha and still earlier in Krishna?'
   Answer: No. Jesus Himself was a spirit belonging to our human evolution, and so was Gautama Buddha.  The writer has no information concerning Krishna, but is inclined to believe that he was also a spirit belonging to the human race, because the Indian stories concerning him tell of how he entered heaven and what took place there.  The Christ spirit which entered the body of Jesus when Jesus himself vacated it, was a ray from the cosmic Christ.  We may follow Jesus back in his previous incarnations, and we can trace his growth to the present day.  The Christ spirit, on the contrary, is not to be found among our human spirits at all."

What a bunch of demonic nonsense!  Rosicrucians have diminished Jesus Christ to a mere "cosmic spirit" on the same plane as Buddha or Krishna.  This is a bold DENIAL of the doctrine of Christ mentioned in 2nd John 1:9... "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son."  There are certain fundamental truths concerning Jesus taught in the Word of God; namely, Jesus' virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14), Jesus' sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), Jesus' deity as the Son of God (John 14:1), That Jesus is Almighty God! (John 10:33), Jesus' vicarious (substitutionary) death on the cross in our place (2nd Corinthians 5:21), that Jesus is the ONLY Christ (Savior) of the world (John 14:6), Jesus' blood sacrifice for our sins (1st Peter 1:18-19), Jesus' literal death (1st Corinthians 15:3), Jesus' burial (proof that He physically died--1st Corinthians 15:4), Jesus' bodily resurrection (John 20:1-14), Jesus' bodily ascension into Heaven (Acts 1:10-11), Christ's eternal existence (Revelation 1:8), the triune Godhead (Romans 1:20; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 2:9, King James Bible), that Jesus is EQUAL with the Father in every way (Philippians 2:6, King James Bible), the sinfulness of humanity (Romans 3:20-23), salvation by faith alone in Jesus without any works (Romans 4:5; Ephesians 2:8,9), et cetera. 

These are all fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, plainly taught in the Word of God, and to deny even one of them is to deny the doctrine of Christ.  Rosicrucians DENY several of these Biblical doctrines, mainly--as noted above--the deity of Jesus Christ. 

Rosicrucians Claim Mankind is Divine

According to Max Heindel, Rosicrucian Philosophy in Questions and Answers, pg. 54:

"There is endless progress, for we are divine as our Father in heaven, and limitations are impossible."

That is a lie of the Devil.  The Word of God states that all humanity is sinful (Romans 3:10), that all humanity has wandered astray... "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."  The Word of God declares that all men have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), and that none are without sin (1st John 1:8-10).  Rosicrucianism teaches that mankind will eventually evolve into a higher form--a divine form.  This is New Age teaching 100%. 

Several False Doctrines Exposed!

Concerning the Second Coming of Christ, Heindel states in his work, Rosicrucian Philosophy in Questions and Answers, pg. 206:

" 'The law and the prophets were until Christ', it is said, but we know that even today law is, and is necessary.  Therefore, it is evident that law was not abolished at the physical coming of Christ.  It is the coming of Christ into 'the within', the inner nature of man, that is to abolish law.  Paul speak of this event as the 'Christ being formed in ye,' and until Christ has been formed in us we are not ready for the second coming... Every time we endeavor to imitate Christ and fulfil His teachings, we are hastening His coming; so let us thus strive."

The diligent Bible student who knows the Word of God can identify some false doctrines in the above quote...

  1. Heresy Concerning the Law of God

First of all, the Bible doesn't teach that God's Law ceased to exist in Christ's sacrifice; rather, the Law's binding power to send us all to Hell was broken, and through the blood of Jesus Christ salvation was offered to "whosoever" desired to be saved.  This same salvation is offered today to anyone who wants it (Romans 10:13).  Romans 6:14-15 states... "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.  What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid."  This simply means that when a person believes in Christ Jesus as Savior, for the forgiveness of sins--he is saved; BUT, that doesn't give him a license to sin.  After he is saved, he can no longer be condemned to Hell by the Law.  Why?  Because his sins were taken away by the blood of Jesus.  In other words, just because we are no longer able to be condemned to Hell because of our sins, as born again believers, we should live for God because the moral laws of God are still valid.  Jesus' sacrifice didn't abolish the Law, it simply provided an escape--a plan of redemption--for mankind who had violated the Law.  Christians who willfully live in sin and disobedience will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ, a judgment ONLY for the saved, where many rewards will be lost and tears will flow (1st Corinthians 3:15).

  1. Heresy Concerning the Second Coming of Christ

Rosicrucianism teaches that Jesus is NOT going to return literally, in a physical manner; but rather, will return only in a spiritual sense, as Christ is formed in His followers.  This is utter nonsense, and a direct attack upon God's Word.  We are clearly promised in Acts 1:11 that Jesus will return PHYSICALLY, in the same manner He left this earth 2,000 years ago... "Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."  Folks, you can't be deceived if you'll stick with the Word of God!  Yes, it is true that Paul said in Galatians 4:19, "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you."  However, this has absolutely NOTHING to do with the return of Jesus.  Paul was speaking about the believer's walk with God, which has nothing to do with the promised return of Christ (i.e., the Rapture, or translation, of the Body of Christ out of this world).  We read about the Rapture in 1st Corinthians 15:51-55 and 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18.  These Scriptural passages are abundantly clear concerning the immanent return of Christ FOR His saints.  By the way, the Word of God definitely teaches a PRE-tribulation Rapture (i.e., the Rapture will occur BEFORE the 7-year Tribulation Period).  It's the damnable New International Version of the Bible which has spawned a whole assortment of false doctrines, including the POST-tribulation Rapture heresy and the Lordship Salvation heresy.

Max Heindel is a false prophet!  Rosicrucianism is of the Devil.  Jesus is going to return in a physical manner, just as Acts 1:11 promises.  At the Rapture, we will physically see Jesus (1st John 3:2).  We will physically be changed (1st Corinthians 15:52), and physically meet with Christ in the clouds (1st Thessalonians 4:17).  At the end of the 7-year Tribulation Period, all the saints will return physically WITH Jesus to the earth (Jude 1:14; Revelation 1:7).  This will be a PHYSICAL return, when Christ will establish His physical reign over the earth (Micah 4:7).  Jesus will physically reign from Jerusalem (Isaiah 24:23).  Unless otherwise stated, we should always accept the Word of God at face value (i.e., as literal).

Regarding the principle Christian doctrines found in the Bible, the Rosicrucians believe the following:

Jesus Christ: According to Rosicrucianism, He was born of Gentile parents, did not die on the cross, did not ascend to heaven, and retired to the monastery in Carmel to carry on secret missions with His apostles.

Salvation: Rosicrucianism denies that a person must trust Christ as their only Savior. Their system is one of self-effort, their motto being “TRY”.

The Bible: Rosicrucianism rejects the divine authorship of the Bible and does not hold Scripture in any special favor. -SOURCE

Max Heindel was NO Christian!

According to

"Max Heindel - born Carl Louis von Grasshoff in Aarhus, Denmark on July 23, 1865 - was a Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic. He died on January 6, 1919 at Oceanside, California, United States. Among the students of his teachings, he is said to be the greatest western mystic of the twentieth century."

Christian occultist?  Let may say candidly to you my friend, there is NO such animal as an "Christian occultist."  There is nothing even remotely "Christian" about the occult.  Jesus clearly stated that everything he did and said was in the open... "Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing" (John 18:20).  Let Christ be our example.  Why all the secrecy of the occult?  The very word "occult" itself means "hidden."  Do you know why so many groups operate in secrecy?  It's because that is the only way they can DECEIVE people.  If we saw these occult groups, such as Freemasonry, for what they really are--we'd see Satan!  Here's a recent article I wrote titled, Freemasonry's "Great Architect" is Satan!

Likewise, Rosicrucianism is of the Devil, and one of it's "Elder Brothers," Max Heindel, plainly stated, in Rosicrucian Cosmo-conception, pg. 374:

"In the Christian creed occurs this statement: 'Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.'  This is generally understood to mean that a certain person Who appeared in Palestine about 2000 years ago, Who is spoken of as Jesus Christ--one separate individual--was the only begotten Son of God.  This is a great mistake."

How could anyone claim to be a "Christian" who denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?  That's ludicrous!  According to 1st John 2:22-23, Max Heindel is burning in the fires of Hell this moment, having died in his sins without Christ as Savior.

Rosicrucianism is of the Devil.  Did you know that witches are very found of occult groups?  The reason why should be obvious--because they are all working together for Satan.  Here's a website to a Wiccan witch's craft coven in Homewood, Illinois that praises Rosicrucianism...

"We do not teach the Rosicrucian teachings, but we are strongly influenced in our perspective on "magick" and metaphysics by those teachings. The Rosicrucian Order (AMORC) is an ancient mystery school which teaches basic psychic, mental, and life techniques to allow women and men to gain mastery over life and become better servants of humanity. Put another way, it is one of the planet's leading occult schools of inner mastery." -SOURCE

I do not need to write a lengthy book to expose Rosicrucianism.  Just knowing that they deny Jesus as God's Son (deity) is reason enough to Biblically denounce them as a false religion.  Rosicrucianism is a weird religion of all sorts of fables and nonsense.  I find this common within the occult, i.e., they fill men's minds with utter foolishness, vain imaginations--anything to replace and prevent the knowledge of the Truth!  Satan, the god of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry, blinds the lost (2nd Corinthians 4:4).  Jesus Christ wants all men to be saved... "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1st Timothy 2:3-4).  Colossians 2:8 WARNS every man, "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."  The Word of God speaks loud and clear to the world today!  Men will either accept of reject God's Word of their own freewill.  Rosicrucianism is based upon pagan doctrines, and the teachings of sinful men; NOT upon the inspired Word of God.  Max Heindel chose of his own freewill to put his confidence in the writings of man instead of the Word of God, and he is suffering the consequences for it now in Hell.  Rosicrucianism and the Word of God are diametrically opposed. 

"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." -Psalm 118:8

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