PART 1: Crossing the Boundaries of Reality and Scripture

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ…”
(2 Peter 1:16)

By Gaylene Goodroad
“We are
stumbling within this interval between the miracle of our origin and the
mystery of our destiny. And we are now beginning to realize that the most
critical aspects that impact our destiny lie just outside the ostensible
boundaries of the veil surrounding only a ‘virtual’ reality.”
“This field of
study is called ‘Quantum Physics’ and its philosophical implications can be
shattering to our presuppositions about our ‘reality.’ We now discover that the
physical reality that surrounds us is only a virtual simulated reality—made up of indivisible, electrically charged
particles: in fact, we exist within a digital
electrical simulation!
“Does the
Paranormal’ lie within the margins between the ‘Metacosm’ [a larger reality
beyond the macro/microcosms consisting of 10 dimensions or more] and the
virtual reality established by the digital simulation?”
— Chuck Missler, Systems
Engineer, Author, & Bible Teacher (Introduction
to God’s Ghostbusters [italics in
original, bold added])[i]
When I began reading successful evangelical author, publisher, and former pastor Tom Horn’s recent book, God’s Ghostbusters, dealing with classic horror film themes (vampires, ghosts,
aliens and werewolves), I didn’t expect to encounter these Chuck Missler quotations above dealing
with the new science/new math of quantum physics or quantum mechanics. 

Initially, terms such as Chaos Theory, Metacosm, and
Hyperdimensional  or Holographic Universe
seemed starkly out of place. Familiar with the bizarre teachings and science
fictionesque concepts of Tom Horn (the subject of two previous Herescope articles),[ii]
the more I read, the more I began to see other ominous connections between
Horn, his collaborators, and New Age
These men are not only taking their readers beyond physical realities, but
beyond what is written in Scripture.[iv]
In my previous Herescope article, “Doomsday Datesetters 2012,” I
documented evangelical leader and noted Bible teacher Chuck Missler’s connections to Tom Horn, as well as to the
anti-biblical ideas found in New Age physics:

Chuck Missler also promotes
other unbiblical ideas more akin to Eastern mysticism than to orthodox
Christianity. Consider this material excerpted from a book Missler wrote
entitled, Cosmic Codes – Hidden Messages From the Edge of Eternity,
Chapter 23:

Quantum Teleporting, Part 2: Our Holographic Universe

There seems to be evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it are
only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own that
the real reality is literally beyond both space and time. The main architect of
this astonishing idea includes one of the world’s most eminent thinkers:
University of London physicist
David Bohm, a protégé of Einstein’s and
one of the world’s most respected quantum physicists…. One of Bohm’s most
startling suggestions is that the tangible reality of our everyday lives is
kind of an illusion, like a holographic image…. Bohm calls
this deeper level of reality the implicate (“enfolded”) order and he refers to
our level of existence the explicate (unfolded) order.

Compare Missler’s teaching with a passage found in Marilyn Ferguson’s The Aquarian Conspiracy, a book called the “New Age bible” by

…[Karl] Pribram mused that the answer might lie in the realm of gestalt
psychology, a theory that maintains that what we perceive “out there” is the
same as—
isomorphic with—brain processes. Suddenly he blurted out, “maybe
the world is a hologram!” …Were the members of the audience
holograms? …Soon afterward, he spent a week with his son, a physicist,
discussing his idea and searching for possible answers in physics. His son
mentioned that
David Bohm, a protégé of Einstein’s, had been thinking
along the same lines…, Pribram read copies of Bohm’s key papers urging a
order in physics
. Bohm was describing a holographic universe.
What appears to be a stable, tangible, visible, audible world, said Bohm, is
…. What we normally see is the explicate, or unfolded order
of things, rather like watching a movie. But there is an underlying order that
is father to this second-generation reality. He called the other order
implicate, or
enfolded. [italics in original, bold mine][50]

In discussing occult author Lola Davis, Christian researcher Constance
, author of A
Planned Deception
, connected the “Holography Theory of the Universe” to the
New World Religion. Cumbey states:

In 1980 she [Davis] wrote her first book to date called Toward a World Religion for the
New Age
. The book was successful in New Age circles. Lucis Trust [formerly
Lucifer Publishing, ed.] itself undersaw its distribution. One can count on one
hand the number of authors other than Alice and Foster Bailey that Lucis Trust
has so honored. Lola Davis believes
and evidently Lucis Trust concurs that holographic phenomena will be a very
important part of the ‘New World Religion.’
Her book gives that topic
nearly half a chapter. [bold, italics mine][51]

In a technical article written by Noel Huntley, PhD, “A Holographic Universe?,”
he connects holographic theory to fractal (quantum) theory:

…by taking a small part of
our universe that it (the small part) in itself is holographic… this small part
reflects the same characteristics as other parts of the universe, ranging up to
the whole…. This is what holographic means: the whole is reflected in any part
or subpart…. In holistic systems, all parts are in resonance or coherence,
which quantum regenerates the whole…. We are familiar with the philosophical
statement, ‘As above, so below’ which is based on the axiom of
, ‘What is here is everywhere; What is not here is nowhere’.
This again is the holographic property…. Leading physicist David
Bohm stresses quantum interconnectedness and unbroken wholeness….
writer Fritjof Capra speaks of the universe as a hologram, in which each part
determines the whole…. The fractal nature of the world is well established.
We know that fractals are self-similar patterns on different dimensional
scales. This is clearly a property of the holograph…
consciousness could be
analysed in terms of fractals, tying in with our other approach of relating
consciousness to the learning pattern and in turn with its holographic
character. Thus consciousness and freewill are inherently holographic…. The
universe is holographic fractally
(as opposed to infinitely holographic),
for example, the levels, planet, solar system, galaxy, are fractal levels
similar to the relationship of wrist, elbow, and shoulder…. What is this
holographic background? It would be the true nature of unity. Unity, beyond
spacetime, must be intrinsically holographic….
[emphasis mine][52]

The connections here should
be obvious.
Quantum spirituality is the very deception that Warren B.
Smith warns about in A Wonderful Deception:

It seems clear to me that quantum physics, the “new” biology, and the “new”
math of fractal geometry are being used to provide a seemingly scientific basis
for “proving” the “as above, so below” contention that God is “in” everything.
We are being asked to believe that all of creation is an interconnected quantum
field of energy and “oneness” that is “God.”[53]

Marilyn Ferguson, quoting physicist Nick Herbert, explained the New Age view:
“Rather it is a ‘simple consequence of the oneness of apparently separate
objects… a
quantum loophole through which physics admits not merely the
possibility but the necessity of the mystic’s unitary vision: ‘We are all
”[emphasis added] [54]

In Unshackled:
Breaking Away from Seductive Spirituality
, Pastor Larry DeBruyn also warns
about these occultic teachings. In the chapter 
“From Cosmos, To Chaos, To Consciousness: Quantum Physics and the New
Spirituality,” Pastor DeBruyn succinctly sums up the issue, “New Spirituality is taking the quantum leap
from physics to metaphysics, from what is below to what is above.”

Expounding upon Colossians 2:8, “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,”
Pastor DeBruyn explains the dangers of New Age physics:

Though occurring in the New Testament
only in this instance, the word “spoil” is a picturesque word meaning to carry
of as booty or captives of war. As in the Babylonian invasion of Israel (586
B.C.), one can picture the captors, having plundered Jerusalem and seized its
citizens, leading Jews bound in chains off to Babylon where they would be
exiled and imprisoned for the remainder of their lives (See Jeremiah 31:15).
Likewise, Paul warns that if seduced by the
tradition of men
and the rudiments of
the world
, believers too can become spiritual captives…At the point of this
warning, it ought to be noted that the
word “rudiments” (Greek, stoicheia)
possesses a physics-like meaning.

First, “the world” (i.e., the cosmos) is
composed of “rudiments.”As in modern physics, and as in the philosophical
scheme of the ancients, cosmos or reality denotes “the sum total of everything
here and now, the (orderly) universe.”
83 In part, the “rudiments
of the world” comprise the essence of the universe.

…Second, outside the New Testament,
“rudiments” is a physics-like term denoting “the four elements or the basic
materials of the world…of which the whole word “rudiments” carried a
cosmological meaning about it. Thus, as opposed to “rudiments” (KJV),
“elementary principles” (NLT), or “elemental spirits” (NRSV), many scholars
prefer the translation “elements of the world.”

…Third, from the context we note Paul
warned the Colossians that fixating upon “the elements of the world” would lead
them away from spiritual freedom and into spiritual bondage. In the quantum
world, the ancient sense of “rudiments-elements” might be paraphrased to refer
to something like “quarks,” the smallest particles that some physicists believe
are the quintessence of everything that comprises the material universe. 

However “rudiments” may to be
understood—whether referring to particles, principles, or powers—the context
demands an understanding that reverencing
the physical essence of the universe can turn one away from worshipping Christ

(i.e., “and not after Christ”)…Christian spirituality should be based upon the
Word, not upon the world; upon Christ, not quarks.[vi]
[bold mine, italics in original]

Noted author and New Age expert Warren B. Smith carefully documents the connections
between the New Spirituality, the New Age, and quantum physics in his book A Wonderful Deception: The Further New Age
Implications of the Emerging Purpose Driven Movement
. He explains that
these deceptions are entering the church through popular best-selling authors Leonard Sweet and William P. Young:
…I had remembered Fritjof Capra’s 1975
book The Tao of Physics: an Exploration
of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
. It had been
a cult classic when I was in the New Age movement many years ago. We had all
been ready to take that big “quantum leap” into a peaceful New Age future when
all the world would be as “One.” Were
books like Leonard Sweet’s Quantum
and William Young’s The
preparing the church to take that same quantum leap?
All signs
and fractals seemed to be pointing that way.[vii]
[bold, mine]

Smith could very well add Chuck Missler to this list
of quantum spirituality change agents.
Missler seems fascinated with the paranormal. For example, although later saying that he hadn’t read it, Missler recently endorsed Pastor
Steve and Sarah Berger’s book, Have Heart,
which “normalizes necromancy”—a   book
that was also endorsed by the author of The
In his introductory remarks that begin God’s Ghostbusters (a Tom Horn book by
by 14 collaborative authors), Chuck Missler conditions skeptical readers with the
following remarks: 

Before we attempt to explore the
fringes—and beyond—of our understanding of the physical universe (ghosts,
aliens, vampires, etc.), it is of paramount importance to dispose of the baggage of our misconceptions and the mythology of
what we have been erroneously taught in this age of deceit. The puncturing of
our delusions…is absolutely vital for well-being, and a prerequisite for
maturity. Much of what we have been taught is error… [GG, pg. 1, bold mine]

…As we peruse the subsequent chapters of
this book, let’s blindfold our
from the myths of the past, and let’s approach these areas with
a humility borne of a broader perspective. Let’s indeed, take a peak outside
and look beyond the comfort of the four-dimensional playpen we’ve been confined
to…but let’s also appreciate the risks.
[GG, pg. 16, bold, italics mine]

Taking Missler’s quantum leap from the safety of
Scripture to beyond the boundaries of reality is indeed risky business. Missler urges
readers to “dispose of the baggage of misconceptions,” and to “blindfold
prejudices” regarding the New Age physics and other strange teachings contained
in the book. This sounds remarkably similar to the “Humility Theology” of the
late New Age sympathizer and author, John Marks Templeton, that Smith warned
about in A Wonderful Deception:

Templeton’s book The Humble Approach: Scientists Discover God is a direct challenge
pressuring Christians to disbelieve the absolute authority of Scripture. It
subtly cajoles them to be “humble” enough to open themselves up to the new
findings in science—new findings, as in quantum physics, that might provide
them with a new approach to God and life—a new worldview.[ix]

Later in this report I will discuss how other strange themes within God’s Ghostbusters fits into the quantum
worldview, but for now, here is a sampling of chapter titles (three of which
were written by Tom Horn):  “The Spirit
of Nosferatu and the Children of the Damned,” “Do Alien-Hybrids Walk Among
Us?,” “Shamans, PSI Spies, and Military Mediums (Part 2),” “Abode of the Dead,”
and “Demons Unlimited.”  It seems hardly imaginable that noted evangelical authors would be sanctioning occult paranormal topics such as these. But stay tuned, there’s more.
By his initial statements in God’s Ghostbusters, “Exploring the fringes—and beyond—of our
understanding of the physical universe,” Missler goes beyond quantum physics (as science) to articulating and promoting quantum spirituality. He continues:

We are stumbling within this interval
between the miracle of our origin and the mystery of our destiny. And we are
now beginning to realize that the most critical aspects that impact our destiny
lie just outside the ostensible boundaries of the veil surrounding only a ‘virtual’ reality. [GG, pg. 4; bold mine]

field of study is called ‘Quantum Physics’ and its philosophical implications
can be shattering to our presuppositions about our ‘reality.’
We now discover that the physical
reality that surrounds us is only a
virtual simulated reality
—made up
of indivisible, electrically charged particles: in fact, we exist within a digital
electrical simulation!
pp. 11-12; bold mine]

Does the ‘Paranormal’ lie within the margins between the ‘Metacosm’ [a
larger reality beyond the macro/microcosms consisting of 10 dimensions or more]

and the virtual reality established by the digital simulation? [GG, pg. 15; bold mine]

As we explore further the nature of the
tiny particles that create the illusion of our reality, it gets worse…If we
take any length [and divide it]…we would discover that when we reach a defining
minimum—known as the “Planck length” 10-33 cm.—we would encounter
any attempts to divide that remainder would result in a property known as “non-locality”: being connected to everywhere at
all “non-local” particles
throughout our apparent universe are
somehow intimately, directly, connected simultaneously…
[GG, pg. 11; bold, italics mine]

Note: This “non-local” property is also the essence of the
monistic, occultic maxim: “as above, so below”; all is One (divine). 
Indeed, Missler’s model of a “holographic universe,”
and the theory of the “implicate/explicate” order is derived directly from quantum physicist
David Bohm already mentioned above (and who is also named in God’s Ghostbusters). Bohm, who was
greatly influenced through extensive dialogues with Indian (Hindu) mystic, J.
Krishnamurti, was quoted as saying, “Our
future depends on whether we feel like part of this one whole or whether we
feel we’re separate.”
[x] As above,
so below.
On page 14 of God’s
, Missler includes a photo of the famous Salvador Dali
painting, Crucifixion, as a
“practical example” of a “hyperdimensional excursion” outside the conceptual
regions of advanced mathematics.” According to Missler, Dali’s artwork is a
“tesseract,” a four-dimensional cube unraveled into three dimensions.” The same
picture and explanation is found in Chapter 4 of Missler and Eastman’s Alien Encounters, “Reality’s Twilight
Amazingly, almost 27 years ago, Dave Hunt and T.A.
McMahon warned of this very quantum deception in The
Seduction of Christianity
, naming Dali by name:

and sorcery will become more difficult to distinguish from each other
. In
our opinion, the confusion between
science, scientism, and sorcery will be an important factor in the growing
[of Christianity]. The major premise behind occult methodologies,
that mind creates reality, is now considered by a number of top scientists to
be implied by quantum mechanics. 

Such theories are even affecting the
arts. “Commenting on the religious
so evident in his paintings, Salvador
Dali told an interviewer that he was influenced by the spirituality of the new
physics [quantum mechanics]
. ‘I realized that science is moving toward a
spiritual state,’ said Dali.”

After interviews with leading scientists
in Europe and America, philosopher John Gliedman reported that “several leading
theorists have arrived at the same startling conclusion: their work suggests a
hidden spiritual world.” The indirect
effect upon the church of this swing by science to mysticism promises to be
[bold mine]

Note Hunt and McMahon’s astonishing insight in
examining “hologram” theory:

Far from being as absurd as it seems at
first, this idea appears to have an intriguing scientific basis. We may soon be
seeing holograms in theaters: three-dimensional images spreading the action
from the big screen out into the auditorium among the spectators. 

The amazing thing about a hologram is
that no matter how many or how small the pieces it is cut into, although the
resolution becomes distorted, each one retains the entire image of the whole.
The same is true of single cells in the body: Each one has the entire DNA
formula for replicating the whole…

next logical step is to suggest that each of us is a little holographic image
of the entire universe—a “God” that contains within itself everything that is.
Christians will need to get back to the
Word of God and know what they believe and why they believe it in order to deal
with such ideas in the days ahead

Over a quarter of a century ago, before it became a
quantum buzz word, Hunt and McMahon aptly described “a fractal,” a fraction of
the divine Whole:[xiv]
As above, so below.

Hunt and McMahon were correct in admonishing
Christians to “get back to the Word of God… in order to deal with such ideas
in the days ahead.” Unfortunately for those who follow Chuck Missler’s Bible courses,
he has imbedded not only the quantum spirituality they warned of, but also
purported “new revelations” hidden in the arrangement of the Bible’s Hebrew
alphabet—apart from the plain meaning of the text—through various codes and
Stay tuned for Part 2 in this multi-part series . . . . 
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:” (1 Timothy 6:20)


Chuck Missler, Introduction Chapter, God’s
Ghostbusters: Vampires? Ghosts? Aliens? Werewolves? Creatures of the Night
, Thomas Horn, Defender Publishing, Crane, MO, 2011, pp. 4, 11-12,
Gaylene Goodroad, Herecope, “Doomsday
Datesetters 2012,”  June 10, 2011; https://herescope.net/2011/06/doomsday-datesetters-2012.html;
Herescope, “Militant Prayer,” Sept.
23, 2011; https://herescope.net/2011/09/militant-prayer.html.
The term, “New Age Physics” is taken from John Ankerberg and John Weldon’s, Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs, Harvest
House Publishers, Eugene, OR, 1996, pp. 509-522. They define it as “Quantum
physics adopted in support of New Age Beliefs or Eastern Mysticism.” It is when
“science is being misused to support Eastern and occult metaphysics,
mysticism,” etc. Its tenets are aligned with the teachings of Fritjof Capra’s The Tao of Physics (1975).
Pastor Anton Bosch has written an article series on Herescope warning believers not to go beyond what God has written,
called “Only Scripture”; https://herescope.net/2011/08/only-scripture.html.
Other unbiblical teachings: Missler was disinvited/disfellowshiped
by the organizers of the 2009 Great Lakes Prophecy Conference in Appleton, WI,
because of a troublesome book that he wrote with his wife, Nancy. TA McMahon (The
Berean Call
) publicly read a statement regarding this matter which stated
that several notable Christian brothers spent months counseling Missler to
repent and remove his heretical teaching manual from his teaching/ministry—to
no avail. See also: (The 2009 Great Lakes Prophecy Conference, Appleton, WI,
“The Writing is on the Wall,” DVD package;
www.ccappleton.org. [Ed. Note: the author was an attendee]. The book in
question, The Kingdom, Power, and Glory: The Overcomers Handbook,
advocates what McMahon called “a Protestant Purgatory,” a form of Kingdom
Exclusion (this book is still carried on the Koinonia House website
http://store.khouse.org/store/catalog/BK150.html?mv_pc=KHAR-981); For an examination of the Misslers’ book,
See:  http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/doctrine/missler.htm.
Pastor Lawrence A. DeBruyn, Unshackled:
Breaking Away from Seductive Spirituality
, Moeller Printing, Indianapolis,
IN, 2009, pg. 44.
Ibid, DeBruyn, pp. 65-67.
Warren Smith, A Wonderful Deception: The
Further New Age Implications of the Emerging Purpose Driven Movement
Lighthouse Trails Publishing, LLC, Silverton, OR, 2009, pg. 160.
“Happy New (Age) New Year 2012!”, Herescope,
Jan. 2, 2012;
https://herescope.net/2012/01/happy-new-age-new-year-2012.html; See also: Larry DeBruyn, “Do the
Dead Communicate with the Living?: Normalizing Necromancy Part 1,” Herescope, Jan. 3, 2012;
https://herescope.net/2012/01/do-dead-communicate-with-living.html. NOTE:Chuck Missler posted a comment
on his Facebook page following the publication of Pastor Larry’s article,
saying that he had not read Berger’s book before endorsing it, and then
directed readers to Pastor Berger’s website page on “Have Heart,” which clearly
articulates Have Heart’s unbiblical
themes, underscoring and validating Pastor Larry’s research; 
https://www.facebook.com/KoinoniaHouse/posts/360210257326751. Also
troubling, is that
Koinonia Institute offers an 8-week course called “BTE 509 – Heaven,” noted on
pg. 55 of the KI Handbook; Berger is listed as the instructor;
http://www.studycenter.com/downloads/ki_info_kit.pdf. Missler was also in attendance at
the 2010 Strategic Perspectives Conference in
Berger’s church
when Berger gave a presentation on “Have Heart,”
http://www.khouse.org/articles/2010/922/print/; and http://www.khouse.org/6640/KIDVD23-2/. See Chris Lawton’s additional
Smith, A Wonderful Deception, pg.
David Bohm, Mystic Fire Online; http://www.lexicon.net/drpao/shaman/articles/Bohm.html;
and Will Keepin, “Lifework of David Bohm—River of Truth”; http://www.vision.net.au/~apaterson/science/david_bohm.htm.
Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman, Alien
Encounters: The Secret Behind the UFO Phenomenon
, Koinonia House, Coeur
d’Alene, ID, 1997, sixth printing, June 2009, pp. 83-96.
Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon, The Seduction
of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days
, Harvest House
Publishers, Eugene, OR, 1985, pg. 108.
Ibid, Hunt & McMahon, pp. 110-111.
Warren Smith, Chapter 12, “Fractals, Chaos Theory, Quantum Spirituality, and
the Shack,” pp. 139-162; and Pastor Larry Debruyn, pp. 139-141; Note: the
Thrive Movement (New Age) incorporates aspects of quantum physics, including
various geometric patterns, like fractals; http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_code-fundamental_pattern.