What is the Brotherhood of Light?Question: "What is the Brotherhood of Light?"
Answer: The Great Brotherhood of Light clearly expresses its teachings at its primary website, sanctusgermanus.net. It claims to be dedicated to Sanctus Germanus, identified as someone who “works under the Planetary Logos, Sanat Kumara, who millions of years ago, came to earth with seven other beings, including the Archangel Michael and the Goddess Kwan Yin, to set up the earthly experiment.”
This initial statement provides enough information to show that the teachings of the Brotherhood of Light are not biblical. The founder claims to work under the authority of an otherworldly being who consorted with a goddess. This is in direct opposition to the biblical truth that there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). There are no other gods or goddesses. Michael the archangel only serves the one true God of the Bible.
The introduction to the Great Brotherhood of Light’s website also declares their leader, Sanctus Germanus, is a reincarnation of Joseph, the husband of Jesus’ mother: “We see the reappearance of Sanctus Germanus as the Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, many eons later at the start of the Piscean dispensation.” This belief is in direct contrast with the biblical teaching that people are “destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Reincarnation is not a biblical teaching; rather, it is the belief of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Eastern religions.
Further, regarding Jesus, the website says, “It was during this time in exile with Elihu and Salome in Zoan that the infant Jesus grew up learning the secrets and mysteries of the Ancient Wisdom. Elihu and Salome taught him about the Zorasterism [sic.], the mystery schools of Egypt, and Buddhism in India. These teachings would provide him the impetus later on to travel by foot to Persia, India and Tibet to study under the Masters of Wisdoms.” The Bible describes Jesus as having been born in Bethlehem (in modern Israel), traveling briefly to Egypt as an infant, then settling in Nazareth (also in modern Israel) until His adulthood. No studies in an Egyptian mystery school or travels to India, Persia, or Tibet are recorded in the New Testament.
The teachings of the Great Brotherhood of Light are not consistent with biblical teachings; instead, they blend biblical teachings with the false teachings of Hinduism and other spiritist traditions. The beliefs of the Great Brotherhood of Light regarding Joseph, Mary, Jesus, angels, Scripture, God, and many other areas directly contradict the teachings of Scripture.
Recommended Resource: Neighboring Faiths by Winfried Corduan
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