A New Global Religion
Recorded history reveals that mankind has long wished to rule the world. This was first exemplified in the tower of Babel [Gen 11] followed by Babylon, Greece, Rome, Christendom, the Islamic Ottoman and perhaps even, the British Empire, Communist Socialism and dominant today, the focus is on the United Nations.
Few people are aware of just how strongly U N Covenants and Treaties influence our politics and lifestyles. Tolerance ideals expressed in the UNESCO Declaration on Principles of Tolerance adopted by member States of the UN 16 Nov. 1995, are to be stealthily introduced by progressive ‘social engineering’ backed by legislative changes to transform community attitudes. In Victoria this can be seen in the Racial and Religious Tolerance act 2001.
Introducing another UNESCO Declaration on the Role of Religion in the promotion of a Culture of Peace, in Barcelona; 12-18 Dec. 1994, the following Declaration was affirmed:-
"Religions have led to divisions, hatred and war…….we must call for acts of repentance, mutual forgiveness, personally and collectively to one another…." This Declaration further called for dialogue and harmony between and within religions. The same was re-affirmed in the UN Resolution on Religion in March 2004.
Much of the continuing push for a New World Order stems from the Rio Conference [Earth Summit] of 1992.
At this United Nations Environmental Program conference, founded by Maurice Strong,
[Executive Coordinator for United Nations Reform under Secretary to UN Sec. General Kofi Annan], promoted the idea of an "Environmental Sabbath," a variation of the Gaia concept. At the 1992 Rio Earth Summit Strong’s wife Hanne Marstrand [founder of the Earth Restoration Corps (ERC)] simultaneously conducted the UN- NGO "Global Forum" of enlightened ‘Wisdom Keepers’; authors of the Declaration of Sacred Earth.
Strong has now described the global environmental movement in terms suggesting a religious crusade. One of his organizations, the Earth Council, together with Mikhail Gorbachev of the Green Cross International, has produced an "Earth Charter" for the world that refers to respect for "Mother Earth" or the Gaia principle.
Imagine how people all over the world can now share meditation and prayer, as a unified global consciousness: one people from the world's many diverse spiritual (religious) traditions focusing attention on our interconnected relationship with Gaia — the living ‘Mother Earth’. "Thou shalt adore Gaia is the order of this new age."
The creation of the Earth Charter written on parchment is now housed in an accompanying Ark of Hope. [www.arkofhope.org]. This ark, crafted from a sacred German sycamore, is progressing around the world, in June 2005 in the Netherlands for International Women's Conference.
"The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments." Maurice Strong.
(Namely, the Earth Charter's 16 principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society.)
"Do not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to your own environment....My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a 'Sermon on the Mount', that provides a guide for human behaviour toward the environment in the next century."
Mikhail Gorbachev, The Los Angeles Times, May 8, 1997
The Earth Charter was effectively and formerly commissioned as an authorized NGO under United Nations directive in 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the ‘World Summit on Sustainable Development.’
To meet the objectives of the United Nations agenda (Agenda 21 in particular)
Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev organize a series of "Earth Dialogues" bringing together leaders from all walks of civil society, international organizations and the world’s religions.
The principle aims are to institute–
Tolerance for all religions, leading to the creation of one world religion.
a one world global community and
Increasing international co-operation.
Maurice Strong, is a Director of The Temple of Understanding in New York, an organization linked with the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine. His association with the United Religions Initiative, devised by Bishop William Swing, is fast seeking to create a one world religion. [Ref… www.uri.org ]
The formal charter for United Religions was signed on 26 June 2000. An initial aim was for it to be operational by June of this year–2005.
The Cathedral of St John Divine is home to the Gaia Institute and the Lindisfarne Association: Finance Director being Maurice Strong. He is also a Director for the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. While the Temple of Understanding was founded by Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing Co.) and is the controlling authority for World Goodwill which promotes Alice Bailey's (theosophical) study material.
The most recent URI meeting was in March this year in Pakistan. This included a peace pilgrimage from New Delhi to Lahore, Pakistan. URI Europe is planning a conference for September 2005 in Brussels
These latter organizations (Temple of Understanding and URI) under UNESCO sanction co-ordinate the world’s burgeoning inter-faith dialogues and the Council of the Parliament of World’s Religions, the World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) and various national Inter-faith networks.
WCRP met in Melbourne in 1997 and the last meeting of the Parliament of World Religions– was in Barcelona, Spain 6-13 July 2004, at which event the Covenant of the Goddess and other associates of Wicca were embraced.
Bishop Swing has said, "The religions of the world should aspire to be as moral as the nations of the world and meet regularly to strive for global good." And the present Director of URI, The Rev. Charles Gibbs, describes the proposed United Religions (UR) as "an inclusive, decentralized organization, a spiritual partner of the United Nations."
Rev. Gibbs leads the Advisory Council of Interfaith Organizations and was guest at the (Gorbachev inspired) World Millennium Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations, New York, NY (August 2000).
It should be noted that under the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights Article 18 states–
"Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject to such limitations as are prescribed by law…."
AND Article 19–
"The right to seek receive and impart, information and ideas carries with it special duties and responsibilities, subject to certain penalties and restrictions as are provided by law."
In Australia the United Religions Initiative is represented through the Australian Multicultural Foundation and supported through RMIT and Monash Universities. This organization recently (April 2002) conducted a public forum and review on ‘Religion, Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion’. This has culminated in a 149 page document–Religion, Cultural Diversity and Safeguarding Australia; particular emphasis being given to encouraging multi-faith communication in local communities.
These worldwide movements toward religious syncretism could well be summarized in the prayer offered at the last WCRP in Melbourne in 1997.
"In the presence of the Ineffable Other, the Holy Being, the Numinous Beyond, the One and the Ultimate the Alpha and the Omega, the Unknown and Unknowable, Lord of the Cosmos, Centre of Creation-God, God of Power and Righteousness, we pray to you in the immensity and grandeur of the world…….."
One thing implicit in this latter prayer, is that no religion knows God. Hence, Jesus as Christ and God of the Bible is thereby excluded. For the above veneration is clearly at odds with John 17:3- " Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." Consequently, the name of Jesus, in this context, is not welcome in any UN sponsored gatherings of the global religious elite.
Alan Morrison- Head of Diakisis International (A Christian Apologetics Ministry based in France) is of the opinion that the UN Declaration on Religious Dialogue is pursuing an agenda for the eradication of the Christian gospel. We must now ask ourselves just how seriously we view Jesus’ words: - "I am the way, the truth and the life, no man come to the Father (God) but through Me."
Yet this kind of exclusivity is now ridiculed as stubborn prejudice; as radical fundamentalism, that must either be confronted or efforts made to halt it. In an, interdependent globalized, multi-cultural, pluralist, post-modern, world, inflexible Christian assertions can no longer be tolerated.
‘Men may hate you because of Me!’ said Jesus, ‘But stand firm to the end and you will be saved!’ Mat 10:22; "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace," ……... "In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." [John 16:33]
Everyone who wants to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted! [2 Timothy 3:12]
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