Introducing the writings of Arlin Ewald Nusbaum. Arlin describes his writings as "goal orientated" because they all point to the prophesied Millennium of Peace. While most believe it will come as the result of God doing it, Arlin believes it will largely come by humankind learning to overcome their differences, with some help from God. He recognizes this is a different mindset but believes it is more in line with the scriptures, and more realistic.
Arlin came to have this interest in Millennial Peace after experiencing a divine healing. He says: "If you ever have an encounter with Source, you will always desire more of It, for God IS: Love, Joy, and Peace—Galatians 5:22." From his healing experience, Arlin learned that everyone is connected; this is why he believes we should all be united. He had many other divine encounters and says each one further sensitized him to what is against unity—particularly marauding spirits and pride.
By "marauding spirits" he means the departed dead who refuse to return to God to be judged and are hiding in homes, possessing the bodies of the living, and are the "unclean spirits" Jesus cast out on a regular basis. These dead family members can't help but mess with the living, but they aren't God, and what they think is "best" is interfering with God's will for the living he says.
Arlin believes that pride is actually the "root of all evil" because it divides people ("These things doth the Lord hate: a PROUD LOOK"—Proverbs 6:16), it causes people to desire to rule over others ("Rulers in this world LORD IT OVER others, it shall not be so among you"—Mark 10:42; "He that is greatest among you shall be your servant"—Matthew 23:11), and to desire wealth ("Through covetousness shall they make merchandise of you"—2 Peter 2:3; "The priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money"—Micah 3:11).
To help the world transition smoothly into The Millennium of Peace, Arlin has written extensively (80+ titles) about the following five Areas of Focus (hence the title of this book - D5):