God has a new prophet, according to Marshall Vian Summers who is, of course, God's new prophet. According to the Colorado religious leader, the last prophet that God sent to earth was Muhammad.
For four days, Summers' followers will gather in Estes Park, Colorado, for an "encampment" to explore the over 8,000 pages of revelations that Summers has recorded over the past 20-plus years. On September 11, a special message will be broadcast live on the Internet.
For a $600 tuition fee, people attending the 4-day "2011 Encampment" will learn about the "five pillars" of being a student of the new message from God:
- Studying the extensive texts and spiritual practices contained in the New Message from God;
- Advocating for a unified world response to climate change, depletion of the Earth's resources and the oppression of women and the poor;
- Spreading the New Message from God to others;
- Tithing to the Society for the New Message from God; and
- Recognizing that Marshall Vian Summers is God's messenger.
Summers' press release declares that for his students, "the annual Encampment is the equivalent of the Islamic Hajj, except that at this historic gathering God's Messenger will actually be present." He says that his "revelations" are not based on Christian or Muslim traditions,but his revelations do state that Muhammad was the last messenger sent from God, and that God has chosen to send a new messenger to deliver further revelation to humanity.
Summers writes on his website that he wandered the American wildernesses for years, giving up a teaching career, in preparation for his role as God's only messenger. When he was 33, he was met by "the Unseen Ones" and an Angelic Presence who guided him throughout the years. He writes,
Though he has carried the weight and responsibility of this new Revelation for many years, Marshall Vian Summers has maintained his humility and humanity throughout his long and inexplicable journey of bringing a new message from God into the world. No messenger has ever been able to do this alone. Thus, a mysterious sequence of events led people to him. The first to find and join him was his wife, who has supported him since 1983 and has made her own sacrifices to ensure that the New Message could be delivered. Over the years, a small group of individuals, one by one, followed a calling which ultimately led them to take up their position to support this great work. He also has been blessed with a son, who has now chosen to join him in his mission.
Now, after years of working quietly without worldly recognition, the time has come for him and those called to help him to bring the gift of the New Message to humanity at this time of great change and uncertainty.