In one of the assemblies of the World Council of Churches (WCC), it confirmed that it is promoting the establishment of a one world religion as one of the mainpillars of a one world government or New World Order. They have stated that there are two things needed to form a one world religion, viz., that the unique revelation given by God through Jesus Christ and hitherto preserved, should be destroyed and ... practices and concepts from other religions must be introduced into the Christian faith in order to merge them. This has been actively persued as far back as 1991.
As recently as January 2003, Time Europe published an article explaining why Germany’s convents and monasteries are marketing themselves as New Age spiritual retreats for paying customers. Catholic monasteries are opening businesses (albeit to raise funds) to provide wellness and meditation centres. They encourage people of all faiths to visit the centres. Certain of the centres offer a variety of Zen, quigong (Chinese exercise & meditation), tai chi classes as well as Christian contemplation. The reason? They feel that Eastern wisdom and Christianity go well together ....!! What we are seeing here is part of merging the “religions”.
Many meetings have taken place over the years, including The Parliament of World Religions held in Cape Town, where 8000 spiritual leaders representing all religions gathered. This and other meetings are believed to be the preparatory events leading up to the United Nation’s intended declaration of a one world religion.
For many years now, much emphasis has been placed on having a multifaith approach to “religion”. Accommodation and compromise being the operative words. Perhaps what people do not realize is this: merging all religions, does not mean mixing and merging the traditionally “accepted” religions. No, it is far more radical than that. Multifaith includes the whole spectrum of so-called faiths, namely anything from the Catholic faith to occultism and ancestral worship. Those who worship the “earth”, according to the New World Order’s philosophy, should be equal to those who worship the True God. This, just by the way, is totally unthinkable for any one who has met the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. There is no comparison and the thought of merging religions that serve someone or something other than the only True and Living God is forbidden. "Thou shalt worship the Lord God and Him only shalt thou worship."
Compromise of this type will ultimately (in the not too distant future either!) bring down the wrath of God in all its fulness on those who worship any other god other than the God of Heaven and Earth, the God of the Bible.
Some years ago a picture was published on a weekly international news publication’s cover which depicted the European Community’s poster showing the building (re-building) of the Tower of Babel. The poster depicts the erection of a tower, already at an advanced stage, reaching up towards the stars symbolising the European Community (EC). The thought crosses the mind - is this a conscious attempt at reversing God’s Judgement on the builders of the Tower of Babel? Why? The quotation on the front cover states: “Europe : many tongues, one voice”
Not only does this illustrate that man can overcome the handicap of many languages by speaking with one voice, it sends the message of a “oneness” in keeping with the One World Government, One World Economic Order and One World Religion.
If one seriously studies what is happening around the world - everything is aiming at working together as one. Congregations are being encouraged to put aside the differences, build on the similarities. God’s standard for living is being brushed aside. God’s plan of salvation is being ignored - it is seen as being too exclusive. Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me”(John 14:6) There is NO other way to God.
How tragic that people generally seem to believe the lie rather than the truth.
Men and women of God have been prepared to die for the Truth. Now “ministers”/clergy are calling for the exact opposite. “Let us break down the barriers, let us unite ....” - may God have mercy on those who are prepared to tarnish the Truth with error - error that will lead souls of men and women to a lost eternity.
Now is the time for Christians, those who have put their trust in the Living God, the Lord Jesus Christ, as Saviour, to hold on to the Truth and to share the Truth with others while there is yet time. As we await the imminent return of the Lord Jesus, Christians need to "contend for the faith that was once entrusted to the saints" (Jude 3).
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