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As most Seventh-day Adventists know, pantheism constituted the essence of the Alpha of Apostasy that was brought into the church by John Harvey Kellogg. There are many ways in which the church has imbibed this doctrine in the Omega of Apostasy. Because the church has already embraced different forms of pantheism, it will readily adopt a United Nations charter that will prescribe a world religion for all churches. For more on the SDA church and pantheism, just type pantheism in the search section of this Website at the bottom of the Main Menu. Read the articles below if you do not think this is on the New Age agenda.

The World Council of Churches is working with the United Nations to bring the following New Age plan for World Religion to fruition.

Ron Beaulieu

Global Religion

"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is." Mark 13:33

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22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:22-25

 

Earth Charter Completed--Global Religion Not Far Away
© March, 2000 Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D., Editor
©Updated July, 2000

After eight years of deliberation with more than 100,000 people in 51 countries, and 25 global leaders in environment, business, politics, religion and education, on March 15 the Earth Charter Commission announced a comprehensive document of new global ethical guidelines known as the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter process was initiated by Ruud Lubbers, former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, and carried out under the direction of Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong, Chairman of the Earth Council. (See Discerning the Times, June 1999) It will be presented to the United Nations for ratification at the Millennium Summit and Millennium Assembly in September of 2000. The Millennium Summit will hose over 150 heads of state from around the world starting on September 6, 2000 to define the future of the UN in the 21 Century.

The Earth Charter concept, according to the Charter’s website, is intended for all people and all religions, "It is the articulation of a spiritual vision that reflects universal spiritual values,... a people’s charter that serves as a universal code of conduct for ordinary citizens, educators, business executives, scientists, religious leaders...." Even the pastors of churches will have to conform to its pantheistic mandates.

The completion of the Earth Charter marks phase two of a three phase plan to try to integrate humanity into a global whole. The Earth Charter provides pantheistic universal religious values that are fully harmonized with a pantheistic world government whose purpose is to protect the Earth at all costs.

In originally preparing the Earth Charter, Strong’s Earth Council notes the Earth Charter will require a radical change in human behavior in the coming century, "The Earth Charter initiative reflects the conviction that a radical change in humanity’s attitudes and values is essential to achieve social, economic, and ecological well-being in the twenty-first century...." This goal was reaffirmed less forcefully on March 15, when the London Times reported Maurice Strong as saying "The Earth Charter will be presented to the United Nations, governments, businesses, schools and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as the basis for new laws and codes of conduct. We need a moral and ethical recovery, not just an economic recovery."

The principles of the Earth Charter are incorporated into global governance as defined in both the UN Commission on Global Governance’s 1995 report Our Global Neighborhood, and its Non-governmental Organization (NGO) mirror image, Charter 99, A Charter for Global Democracy. Earth Charter theology is also incorporated into the United Religions Initiative, which hopes to eventually evolve into a United Nations for religions. The United Religions Charter was for signed on June 26 this year.

The capstone to integrating world religion into world government is the International Covenant on Environment and Development, a treaty written by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is also the greatest threat to western civilization. The IUCN is a group of 800 government agencies and leftist-socialist NGOs, including most U.S. environmental organizations and federal land management agencies. The covenant codifies the goals of the Earth Charter into international law, which is tentatively scheduled for ratification in 2002.

The Earth Charter has been greatly sanitized since its blatantly pantheistic origins in 1992. It is now couched in globalist doublespeak which sounds innocent and wonderful. Once codified into law via the IUCN treaty, however, it will interface with the emerging global governance to institute absolute control over every man, woman and child, forcing them adhere to pantheistic principles that put nature’s needs ahead of human needs and welfare. The Convention on Biological Diversity that called for setting aside 50 percent of America into wildness areas and interconnecting corridors is just one example of this. The ratification process for this treaty was miraculously stopped by exposing this horrendous agenda mere hours before it was scheduled to be ratified in 1994. (See February, March, June, July issues of Discerning the Times Digest).

The new treaty will be administered, along with all environmental international treaties, by a restructured UN Trusteeship Council. Outlined in Our Global Neighborhood, the Trusteeship Council will incorporate NGOs into its structure and will serve as the High Priest or Shaman of the Earth, determining what kind of human activities will be permitted. However, for that to happen, a new United Nations Charter must be ratified.

The evil relationship between global governance (world government) and the Earth Charter (world religion) fits perfectly with John’s vision of the beast and whore in Revelation 17:3-6, " 3 I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." Perhaps it would be a good time to pray to see what God wants you to do. mc

 

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Insight on the News - World
Issue: 10/2/00

Original Article found at: http://www.insightmag.com/news/2000/10/02/World/Religion.U.n.Faithful.Eye.Global.Religion-213309.shtml



RELIGION - U.N. Faithful Eye Global Religion
By James Harder

Bawa Jain, secretary-general of the Millennium Peace Summit, says he thinks all religions and spiritualists, as well as assorted witch doctors, sha-mans and medicine men, draw their wisdom from the same source. But he applauds efforts to outlaw proselytizing since it matters little whether one worships a downed World War II airplane with a cargo cult, is a snake-handling Baptist or a Roman Catholic. That view has been met with strict opposition from the Vatican and mainline Protestants, who oppose the notion that all religions are equal.

As host of the U.N.'s Millennium Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Jain told an international meeting of 1,000 delegates that religions need to accept the validity of all beliefs to attain world peace. The summit, the first of its kind to be sponsored by the United Nations, was held in New York City Aug. 28-31 just before political leaders gathered for the U.N. Millennium Assembly. The timing was perfect, says Jain, as it allowed religious leaders to update their political counterparts on how to usher in the peace of the new world order through religious universalism.

According to Francis Cardinal Arinze, president for interreligious dialogue at the Vatican and a speaker at the summit, the Catholic Church also would favor one religion in the world - if it were Roman Catholicism. Assorted grand muftis and other true believers hold the same view, again so long as it is their faith that is universally recognized. That each is out to convert the world is to be expected, so the proposed ban on proselytizing is surprising.

Less than a week after the summit the Vatican released a 36-page declaration rejecting what it said are growing attempts to depict all religions as equally true. A spokesman for the National Association of Evangelicals says they were astonished that a U.N.-endorsed summit would take a stand against proselytizing when the U.N. charter proposes to guarantee the human right to choose one's own religion.

The goal of world peace has been sought by religious leaders, philanthropists and philosophers alike throughout the centuries. However, for a decade there has been a resurgence among postmodern scholars and liberal theologians to try to achieve that goal through religious partnerships, even unification. The peace summit is their latest attempt to gain legitimacy at an international level with hopes of securing U.N. funding and endorsement.

With the financial backing of such heavyweights as media mogul Ted Turner and Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong, this interfaith movement has had no shortage of cash. Turner, the honorary chairman of the peace summit, addressed the 1,000 delegates on the second morning of the convention after being praised by Strong as the man who has done more for peace, the environment and the United Nations than any other.

According to Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, or C-FAM, and one of those in attendance at the summit, Turner took the opportunity to denounce his own childhood faith. The vice chairman of Time Warner said he turned away from Christianity when he discovered "it was intolerant because it taught we were the only ones going to heaven." The crowd responded with laughter and approving whoops, says Ruse.

The question of tolerance is a central issue for those aligned with the peace summit and its objectives. Summit organizers say religious and spiritual groups need to realize what they believe is part of a greater wisdom and not unique to them.

"What we need to engage in is an education factor of the different religious traditions and the different theologies and philosophies and practices. That would give us a better understanding, and then I think [we have to deal with] the claims of absolute truth - we will recognize there is not just one claim of absolute truth, but there is truth in every tradition. That is happening more and more when you have gatherings such as these," Jain tells Insight.

Summit organizers hoped to have religious leaders sign a Declaration for World Peace, a goal that was realized, says Jain. But their second objective was not. The original intention was to create "an International Advisory Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders that is designed to serve as an ongoing interfaith ally to the U.N. in its quest for peace, global understanding and international cooperation," according to summit documents. The summit failed to appoint such a council when delegates were unable to agree on who should represent their individual faiths.

Instead, Jain tells Insight, he has been mandated to structure a steering committee for the new group with the help of what he calls "strategic partners." He says these will be "some members of our international advisory board and some of the key people who have been helping me in the process." During the next 90 days Jain also will start tapping religious leaders the world over, putting together his cadre.

A soft-spoken Indian, Jain worked for two years with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his office to arrange the peace summit. He is one of the founders of the World Movement for Nonviolence, vice chairman of the Council for the Parliament of the World's Religions, vice president of the Interfaith Center of New York and a leader of the United Religions Initiative, or URI.

Upon whom is Jain likely to call to give direction to the United Nations and help steer the course to unified religion in the interest of world peace? A front-runner is said to be Episcopal Bishop William Swing, a prominent figure in the interfaith movement, coming off a summer in which he realized a seven-year dream: This summer Swing gathered 300 people representing 39 religions for a charter signing in Pittsburgh, officially launching the URI. This group is an anticipated melting pot of religious belief, for which a 1998 draft charter declared that all religions draw their wisdom from one ultimate source. In 1995 Swing said the world is moving toward "unity in terms of global economy, global media and global ecological system. What is missing is a global soul."

So who will fund this quest for a global soul? Men such as Turner and Strong seem willing to lay a few extra dollars down for such movements and lend their support at the podium of conferences and conventions. Neither is a stranger to the interfaith scene -particularly Strong, who has plenty of influence with the leading global organizations. Chairman of the Earth Council and senior adviser to both the secretary-general of the United Nations and to the president of the World Bank, Strong is an international figure of such prominence that New Yorker magazine recently sighed that, "The survival of civilization in something like its present form might depend significantly on the efforts of a single man," referring to Strong. He always is on the short list of candidates for U.N. secretary-general.

Turner's wealth is better known than Strong's, and the billionaire media mogul has gone even further to promote the United Nations. In 1997 he donated $1 billion in support for U.N. causes, the most recent being the Millennium Peace Summit at which he expressed his disdain for Christianity. He remains chairman of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund, the organizations that manage his grant.

So what is the objective here? Is it religious tolerance, unification or subversion of religious faith? Jain tells Insight that he looks forward to a day when religious people no longer insist on a single truth. And the URI, in which Jain is active and which was one of the partners for the summit, takes it even further. URI president Swing says, "There will have to be a godly cease-fire, a temporary truce where the absolute exclusive claims of each [religion] will be honored but an agreed-upon neutrality will be exercised in terms of proselytizing, condemning, murdering or dominating. These will not be tolerated in the United Religions zone."

While Swing does not elaborate on what territory that zone might encompass, sources say he is prepared to follow the U.N. lead. And certainly the guest list at the peace summit was impressive, including Cardinal Arinze, Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Kirill, Israel's Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Sheik Ahmad Kuftaro of the Muslim World League, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham.

The guests represented a broad spectrum of faith traditions, including Ba'hai, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Indigenous, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism.

While Jain and others are calling the summit a success, other delegates still are uncomfortable about it. Ruse complains that it was manipulated by the left-leaning agenda of Turner and Strong. Richard Cizik, director of the National Association of Evangelicals office in Washington, says, "There was a whole premise which I don't accept, which came from the keynote address by Ted Turner and was manifested throughout the programming - namely, the premise that all religions are equal." Equal at the summit perhaps, but assuredly not the same.