Hope To The End .......... Religion Index
more noble the cause, the more devious the motive "
Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury England, Rowan Williams -- dailymail
Trident nuclear weapons necessary for "peace"
"The more noble the cause, the more devious the motive
PLAN for :
GLOBAL RELIGIOUS UNITY of INCLUSIVENESS (excludes Bible-believing Born-Agains)
This page includes, United Religions, United Nations, William Swing, John S Spong, Rowen Williams, Maurice and Hanna Strong, the Vatican. Latest releases http://www.uri.org/United_Nations.html
Good message from John Tng:
"For truth by definition is intolerant. The devil will have you believe all religions should be tolerant towards each other, and believers of all faiths should refrain from claiming theirs is the only truth. How ingenious a lie! There is only one slight problem. What do you do with the followers of Jesus who insist that He is the Only Way, and that no one comes to the Father except through Him?
Do not be
surprised these so-called pacifists will suddenly turn very intolerant
of you and even label you as intolerant. These are
hypocrites since by their show of intolerance they just prove
that they cannot unite everyone and show tolerance to everyone.
"Any belief is OK with me,
As long as it spells UNITY ! "
Is Mark Biltz correct when he says "We really need to be united as possible if we want the glory to fall ? -- August 2011
Personal comment : We disagree. The bottom line of Unity is Politics. Strength in numbers. Jesus did not come to start a movement. He came to save souls individually.
Anytime we see networking of faiths combined with the media, it is a dangerous mix.
Pope Benedict 16 addresses interfaith group -- April 17, 2008
Tony Blair Faith Foundation -- March 8, 2008 --Yale 09
His oldest son, Euan Blair, is in his second year of a two-year master's program in international relations at Yale.
Rome -- "Palace of Religions" ---- Feb. 18, 2008
Veltroni intends to create a 'Religions Organization of Nations' in Rome
"Veltroni explained that his idea is the creation of a 'palace of religions' in Rome, like the United Nations in New York, where representatives of all faiths of the world can' meet and talk among themselves. The political leader said that it has already proposed his initiative, which called 'United Religions' (Religions Nations), both Benedict XVI as the secretary of the UN, who' liked the idea.
Ed: Notice the connection between Food and Religion. Will the 666 Mark of the Beast be the economic-permission to obtain food...... or else starve to death. ? Those who trust in Jesus Christ for Salvation will be refusing the 666 MOB in obedience to Rev. 14: 9-11.
In the city of Rome have their headquarters three of the United Nations agencies that deal with food:
1. the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),
2.the Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO)
3. and the Global Agenda Food (WFP).
Tailor made me-ology
Rowan Williams endorses 'tough-guy' Jesus Manga Bible -- Feb. 11, 2008
Ed: This of course will help to accuse Christians of being falsely called "terrorists" or "extremists"
"It is the end of the Word as we know it, and the end of a certain cultural idea of the Scriptures as a book, as the Book," Timothy Beal, professor of religion at Case Western Reserve University, said of the reworking of the Bible in new forms, including manga."
Akinsiku said the exposition gave readers a quick understanding of the Bible. His next project is a manga life of Christ. He has 300 pages to lay it out, which means there will be a lot more action, a lot less talking, something like Clint Eastwood in the Galilee.
The goal of the Bibles is not just to win people to Christ, but to particular ways of thinking,
[ Ed: proving that it serves propaganda and indoctrination]
said Jason BeDuhn, associate professor of religious studies at Northern Arizona University
Why 50 % are left behind ( see Matthew 25:1--10 ) -- liberal Christianity, believing in OSAS ( Once saved, Always Saved)
Rowan Williams ( ArchB of Canterbury ) wants Sharia Law -- Feb. 8, 2008
Ed: One has to seriously wonder what side of the fence does Williams sit on ???
Sharia Law leads to the beheading of Christians .
"This is a Christian country with Christian laws," added Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice. "If Muslims want to live under sharia law then they are free to emigrate to a country where sharia law is already in operation.
Clergy call for resignation of R. Williams -- Feb. 11, 2008
The report said besides criticism from within his church, there's been more adverse reaction from governmental leaders, including David Blunkett, the former Home Secretary.
Formalizing sharia "would be wrong democratically and philosophically but it would be catastrophic in terms of social cohesion," he said.
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2008/dawns211-1.htm (no longer working )
WCC : Protestant and Catholics seek unity -- Jan. 25, 2008 -- World Council of Churches
"Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the ecumenical service where Kobia will bring greetings on behalf of the fellowship of 347 churches constituting the WCC. The service concludes the traditional Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated Jan. 18-25 in the northern hemisphere. In the global south, churches favor the days around Pentecost to observe the Christian unity week."
Evangelicals and Moslems unite in "common cause" -- Jan 7, 2008 ;
Ed: Allah not same as God the Father; Allah had no SON who died for me.
Sookhdeo called for Christian leaders who signed the letter to withdraw their names, saying the confession of guilt puts Christian communities in Muslim areas of the world at risk.
I find it difficult to understand how senior evangelical leaders in the West can join hands with other Christians who actually are betraying the Christian faith (and) their Christian brothers and sisters in the Muslim world, he said.
Signatures include :
Harvey Cox ( " Secular City " ) .... Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA .... Bill Hybels, Willow Cree, Illinois ...
Srs. of St. Joseph, NY ... Mennonite ... Amish ... Quaker ... Loyola-Marymount, LA, CA ...
Dr. Robert Schuller, Senior, ( Crystal Cathedral, Hour of Power ) ... Srs. of the Precious Blood;
Rick Warren, Saddleback, Lake Forest, CA.
Moslem Document : " A Common Word"
TRUE Christian Doctrine : One God ( Elohim ) .. three Divine Persons.. the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
The Trinity: One God or Three ....Chuck Missler
The Trinity www.aloha.net/~mikesch/trinity.htm#
"The Bible declares that there is one God who is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of whom has distinct personal attributes; however, there is no division regarding nature, essence, or being."
The Trinity www.grantjeffrey.com/article/chphnwr.htm
Explaining the Trinity for Moslems http://answering-islam.org/Trinity/
What Saith the Scriptures http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com/Fellowship/Edit_Trinity.and.Shamrock.html
January 17 -19 "Rethinking Christianity" by Schuller, Bush 41, C.Colson, K. Warren, Rupert Murdoch, L. King etc.
Ed: They will tell us what Jesus "left out" concerning culture. Sorry guys, but Christianity needs to "seek the old paths". Jer. 6:16
Murdoch buys "Beliefnet" ( one-world religion site ) .. also owns "MySpace"
... " a commercial portal dedicated to all things spiritual.
The multi-faith site targets devotees - as well as the merely curious - across dozens of persuasions [Ed: religions] , from agnosticism and African religions to Zoroastrianism.
And for those visitors who want to believe in something but just aren't sure what - or who - Murdoch's latest acquisition also provides a "Belief-O-Matic".
After answering its 20 questions, Belief-O-Matic will inform the visitor "what religion (if any) you practice, or ought to consider practising", according to the website.
Spring meeting of Catholics and Moslems -- Jan. 3, 2008
Three representatives of the Muslim scholars will come to Rome in February or March to prepare for the meeting, the head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, told the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano this weekend.
He did not give a date for the larger meeting, except to say it would take place in the spring.
The agenda, he said, would cover three main topics:
1. respect for the dignity of each person, ( Ed: except for those who believe in Jesus as the only way to the Father -- John 14:6 )
2. inter-religious dialogue based on reciprocal understanding, ( Ed: compromising doctrine )
3. and instruction of tolerance among the young. ( Ed: Those not yet grounded in the sound doctrine of Judeo-Christianity in the KJV Bible )
"The meeting with a delegation of some of the 138 Muslims, planned for Rome next spring, is in a certain sense historic," Tauran was quoted by L'Osservatore as saying.
Emergent Church ( undoing
the Reformation ) Rick Warren , Saddleback Church, Liberal
Church, Modern Church,
Seeker sensitive. Undoing the Reformation means undoing the Bible and sound doctrine.
Warren Smith on the new dogma : We are all one .... "Deceived on Purpose "
The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church
Dr. Walter Martin on the Emergent Church
W. Martin : even in the So. Baptist Convention
W. Martin AUDIO http://www.waltermartin.com/realaudio.html
Emergent Church feeding theological poison -- Walter Martin
slowly undermining the Bible
Rick Warren and "Incarnational " February 2008
Seeker-Friendly; Seeker Sensitive ( scroll to 'Emergent Church ' )
"Ecumenically minded church leaders have latched onto the popularity of the "Purpose Driven Rick Warren" desire for church growth and have taken it even further away from the solid foundation of the Bible as our basis for faith and life. The emerging church celebrates modern society and commercialism as ideas the church needs to adopt and utilize for the growth and influence of the church. After all, they argue, since people are looking for a spiritual experience the church should supply them with one by packaging Christianity in a way that is palatable to them."
Quoting John MacArthur :
"But the underlying bottom line of this whole emerging movement is they dont believe in any doctrine, they dont believe in any theology. They dont want to be forced to interpret anything in scripture a certain way and the out is, Well the Bible isnt clear anyway. In other words, we dont know what it means; we cant know what it means"
Pope wants joint-edition
Koran and the Bible--- Feb. 1, 2007
" The Holy Father [ Pope Benedict XVI ] said this today when receiving in audience members of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue, established in 1999. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger [ Pope Benedict XVI ] was among its founding members
During the audience, Metropolitan Damaskinos handed the Pope the foundation's first achievement: the joint edition, in their original languages and according to chronological order, of the sacred books of the three monotheist religions: the Torah, the Bible and the Koran."
Ed: This is grossly sacrilegious.
The Old and New Testaments have always been of one book called the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible already contains the Torah,
the first 5 books of the Old Testament. The entire Book of Hebrews explains very clearly that the New Testament is a better testament than that of tradition and symbols (Hebrews 7: 18 ........ Colossians 2:14 ....... Acts 15 )
To bind in one volume the Holy Bible and the Koran is to state that they are on the same level, which they are not.
Only the Holy Bible is God-revealed, inspired by the Holy Ghost from cover to cover.
The Koran is solely man-written ( one person's concepts alone) and was said to be commissioned by an angel.
It was expressly stated 600 years earlier that if any other "gospel" came to man from any other source -- even from an angel--
it was not a true Gospel.
Galatians 1 and 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 .
Is Pope Benedict 16th a higher authority than God Almighty ? No, he is not.
He is a mere mortal, and this sacrilege is a gross abomination.
"Come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. "
2 Corinthians 6:17
If anyone adds to the word of God ( binding another book with it ) Rev. 22:18 applies, as we see it.
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Anglicans seek to unite with Roman papacy --Feb. 16, 2007 Pragmatic: more political clout
1 Billion Catholics
" Today, however, some Anglicans are beginning to see the potential value of a ministry of universal primacy, which would be exercised by the Bishop of Rome, as a sign and focus of unity within a reunited Church."
Ed: More on the Vatican and Unity movement toward end of this webpage
United Religions Initiative URI ... sister organization of the UN
Episcopal Bishop William Swing ( San Francisco ) : president of URI United Relgions Initiative
Swing: Uniting against religious "terrorism"
" What is a bigger terrorist threat than religion in the world today? There is none."
United Religions -- Lee Penn ( xlnt website ! )
False Dawn by Lee Penn -- June 14, 2005
Who is William Swing ?
Mikhail Gorbachev, Wm. Swing and Robert Muller and State of the World Forum
URI forbids evangelism
One World Religion: Earth Charter -- Wm. F. Jasper
False premise: URI believes that all the wars fought throughout history are based upon religion
(one versus another). That is a false premise and a lie.
All wars are fought because of the evil inclination within man's heart to violence, due to lust and envy.
James 4:1--3 "ye lust and have not: ye kill and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not because ye ask not"
Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?"
When the heart is tamed from its wild nature, then wars cease. The only One who can tame the human heart is Jesus Christ. When He establishes His kingdom, all wars will cease.
Psalm 46:9,10 "He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth...
Be still, and know that I AM God ."
Yes, spirituality and worship will continue on...not as interfaith, but as ONLY faith in Jesus Christ.
URI -- International Interfaith Peace Organization hdqrtrs San Francisco
Religions ( Systems ) are man-made systems filled with hypocrisy-- Matthew 23.
God is a Spirit and must be worshipped in spirit and in truth-- John 4:23, 24
"Thy Word is truth" John 17:17 . The Bible contains truth, as enlightened by the power of the Holy Spirit. John 14:26 and John 16:13
Jesus Christ revealed Himself to man as our only atonement (sacrifice) for our sins.
Hebrews Chapter 9.
His Holy Spirit leads us and guides us into all truth (John 14--17).
Jesus is the Way, the truth and the life. No man can come to the Father, except through belief and trust in Jesus Christ alone. John 14:6.
Any other way is falsehood, ritual, traditions of men and error.
John 5:39-43; John 7:18; Matthew 15:3-6; Mark 7:8-13; Colossians 2:8
URI --- Indoctrinating our children with error and falsehood (mental manipulation)
URI -- Kids, "Create your own religion !"
"Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship:
for salvation is of the Jews [ Messianic Jews who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Messiah].
John 4:22; "they have not known Me" Jer. 4:22 ; Acts 17:23; John 1:10
Vain imaginations: Lamentations 3:60, 61 ; Romans 1:21; 2 Corinthians 10:5;Colossians 2:8
Jer. 9:6; "through deceit they refuse to know Me"
Jer. 23:26 "the deceit of their own heart"
"Shall a man make gods unto himself ?" Jeremiah 16:20; see also Jeremiah 10:23
October 2002..United Religions meet in Geneva, Switzerland
Remember the Millennium World Peace Summit in 2000 ?
Well now there is the Geneva UR Summit (no "Jesus-ONLY"people invited)
K. Anan says " the future of the world depends on women"
Will the all-inclusive "religion" galvanize around a goddess ? A "Queen of Heaven?"
Time will tell.
Who is Joan Brown Campbell ( former head of National Council of Churches)
She believes that believers can NOT believe and still be believers [ go figure ]
Who is John Shelby Spong ? Newark, New Jersey
Does not believe in the virgin birth; redemptive-atoning death of Jesus nor His resurrection.
Calls himself a "Christian".... Joan Brown Campbell agrees
Who is Hanna Strong (Mrs. Maurice Strong)
Buddist grounds in Colorado ( " Baca Grande") and "Manitou Institute"
Remember Maurice ? former UN undersecretary for environment;
1992 Earth Summit, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Who is Maurice Strong ?
Who is Dr. Rowan Williams ? Garry Williams tells us
Dr. Rowan Williams--newly elected head of the Church of England
favors homosexuality--liberal to the core
Dr Rowan Williams has been attacked by a fellow theologian for rejecting the Bible as God's clear word and for comparing God to a silent "spastic child", offering questions but not answers.
Given his views on these issues, the theology of Rowan Williams puts souls at risk of perishing," writes
Mr (Garry )Williams.
"To keep silent in the face of his theology is to acquiesce in the injury of souls."
"Faith" is a generic term. What we have faith IN gives it it's true meaning.
Carey discusses peace in the MidEast. Oct 25-2002
Leaders of the three main religions in the disputed Holy Land will on Friday begin a second day of talks in London to try to provide new impetus to the Middle East peace process.
Already, they have made an impassioned plea for closer inter-faith dialogue to address the religious roots of much of the tension.
The call follows an unprecedented meeting in Egypt at which leaders of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities pledged to promote better understanding of their beliefs and called for a religiously sanctioned ceasefire on all sides. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2359275.stm
UN Council on Religion
Sun Myung Moon ---Kingdom now
"United Nations of Religion"
Congress of World and Traditional Religions --September 30, 2003
9-11...the beginning of One World Religion...Dec. 27- 2001
( includes Islam...excludes Christianity)
URI meeting in Rio de Janerio, Brazil--Aug 18-2002
Cooperation Circles of inclusiveness expanding... Dennis Delman--Episcopal News Service
Attending were some 300 delegates representing 185 "Cooperation Circles" (CC's), spanning 47 countries and coming from 80 religious traditions and spiritual expressions. ..... to craft "The URI Spiritual Agenda 21."
In his welcoming remarks, URI's executive director, the Rev. Charles Gibbs, noted the continuing expansion of the Cooperation Circles from the 85 that existed when the URI charter was signed two years ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
William Swing, founder and president of URI,
Interfaith vs. ecumenism (collaboration rather than umbrella)
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/sep2002/donnad99-3.htm (expired )
URI condemns religious fundamentalists for terrorism..Oct. 12-2001
claims to be holier than thou
If that is so, then why weren't the 9-11 terrorists practicing their
fundamentally peaceful religion on that day ???
United Nations of Major Religions (World Economic Forum concerns).....Feb. 2-2002
"The Occult Character of the UN" by Alan Morrison
Berit Kjos ....Global Management System
The GBA concluded on page 763 that "the root causes of the loss of biodiversity are embedded in the way societies use resources." The main culprit? Judeo-Christian values.
SEEKING SPIRITUAL SOLIDARITY
Friends of URI
Thanks to "Magnum" ( RR ) for the following links on InterFaith movements. He tells us to note the symbols.
They are wondering whether or not to include the Satanic Pentegram.
Religious News ( PBS, secular news source ) http://www.religionnews.com/
June 1-2001 ....URI "Cooperation Circles" meet in Salt Lake City...Bishop Swing of San Francisco
August 2000-UN Millennium Peace Summit
"all religions are the same, except Christianity"
1,000 Religious leaders at UN .....Aug. 28, 29-2000
Declaration for World Peace
Didn't Amsterdam 2000 just finish prior to this Peace Summit ?
Are these 2 events related ??
Why was Anne Graham Lotz (daughter of Billy Graham) given a special invitation?
Billions deceived still equals deception ( 2 Thess. 2 )
UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATVE CHARTER
( Declaration Signing around the world through December 2000. )
"Gather ye together first the tares, ( imitation )
and bind them in bundles"
Matthew 13:30 < accessible
From cozy "we" the people... to authoritarian "we" the legislators of this charter,
these people then say,
"We have the authority to make decisions at the most local level
that includes all the relevant and affected parties"
a New Tower of Babel
For more information, please also see:
Common Cause as Religion versus a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ
WCC switches to "consensus" for more inclusiveness --June 23, 2004
Belarus-Poland Orthodox Catholic Church
Chaired by the Steering Committee of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC, attendees to the Belarus reviewed plans for a progressive introduction of a consensus methodology as opposed to the current majority-minority vote system currently utilized by the council.
According to the Steering Committee, such a plan would provoke a new ethos and culture with the potential
to strengthen and deepen the fellowship of churches, since it would overcome the traditional divide between the majority and minority votes.
The WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, also agreed that the consensus approach would strengthen the WCCs efforts in dialogue and advocacy.
The WCC general secretary met with the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, on 16 June 2004. He was accompanied by Metropolitan Filaret and Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky (Orthodox Church in America), a member of the WCC executive committee. Kobia emphasized the value of dynamic inter-church initiatives in the areas of charity and education, including the independent theological faculty of the European Humanities University, and the Belarus Round Table, a forum for inter-church collaboration in social assistance and humanitarian aid. The meeting took place in a context of international concern about religious and political freedoms in Belarus.
July 7--13, 2004 Parliament of
Religions meeting in Barcelona, Spain
"Pathways to Peace"
Also see http://www.cpwr.org/
Interfaith Concert July 17
UN's Global Religion
Counsel of Civilizations .... "Voice of Ethics" -- Dec. 1, 2004 did you or I vote for this ???
How to replace Judeo- Christian morality and the voice of the Holy Spirit
The Council of Civilizations may be described as a Voice of Ethics for the international community, with the goal of working alongside the United Nations to fill the gap which exists in its structure.
A true and lasting venue for constructive engagement must be built upon universal ethical principles: a foundation that all sides recognize as sacred. There is only one place in the world that commands the respect and awe of a majority of the worlds nations and its three major religions: Jerusalem, the Holy City.
12 " best minds"
Unlike the current U.N. framework, governments will not be represented at the Council. It will be comprised of the best minds of 12 worlds principal civilizations. It is the civilizations that, with their distinct cultures and religious philosophies, are the real players on the world stage, and conflicts between them are the most dangerous and destructive. In the Council they will be represented by individuals who carry moral and intellectual authority with their respective civilizations
Muslims want religions to respect one another -- Nov. 30, 2004
( they can begin by not beheading Christians)
UN set to endorse homosexual marriages-- Feb. 2, 2004
Putting a single rare diamond among coals......
Humanism -- new god of religious education
Humanism, attitudes to sexuality and the ethics of wealth are to be taught alongside Christianity and other faiths in the first national curriculum for religious education.
Editor's translation: Godlessness, anything-goes sex and feel guilty about possessing anything with be indoctrinated into the minds of school goers.
But some Christian groups said the document "betrayed" Christianity by its emphasis on comparing different religions and examining "secular faiths" such as humanism.
Christianity is a fundamental part of our history and tradition and yet it is being portrayed as no more important to schoolchildren in Britain than other world religions. The result is a multi-cultural mish-mash."
UN wants to spread its tentacles
to Churches - July 14, 2003
ASAN CITY, South Korea At the next meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations in September, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines is to present a formal proposal for the establishment of an
Inter-religious Council at the world body. It would be an institutional part of the United Nations, with status like that of the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council or the Trusteeship Council.
At her meeting with President Bush at the White House in May, Arroyo suggested the United States might want to co-sponsor the proposal. Bush, a practicing Christian with a keen sense of the power of religion, expressed deep interest and asked his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, to study the matter.
In fact, Rice already knew of the plan. Two of her aides, Karen Brooks and James Moriarty, had already been briefed on the plan by the speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives, Jose de Venecia, who has waged a campaign for such a religious infusion into the work of the United Nations.
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/7/14/161446.shtml ( no longer working )
"I think that the World Council of Churches, including our own Babtists and Catholics and others, will adopt a one world religion based on some of this and some of that, and then they will say:
"Okay, we have figured this thing all out and this will be the world's official religion. We have combined all the good of each and you must observe this religion because it is the right one, and that all of the world's religious leaders have decided on it. This will cause peace to come about in the world if you all abide by our decision. Anyone that does not agree with this will have to be dealt with. We cannot tolerate anymore dissenters causing trouble in the world." ---- "Jesus Groupie" RR ET Message Board 7-15-03
NCC calls for International Interfaith Summit by all religions -- May 7, 2003
Finally, we call on our fellow religious leaders throughout the world to join in convening an INTERNATIONAL INTERFAITH SUMMIT that will provide a worldwide forum for religious leaders to meet and discuss in depth ways to eliminate the rhetoric of hate and to end violence perpetrated in the name of religion. Together we must work to find ways to embody the power of love, compassion and justice in this fragile and interdependent world. We live in HOPE!
We further call on the President to distance himself from religious leaders who demonize the faiths of others.
[ the NCC wants to demonize all those who point out error, lies and heresy in religion. They want to force "inclusiveness" down the throats of those who believe in Jesus Christ alone. Yes NCC, there is a devil, the father of lies. John 8:44
VATICAN and Unity
Pope urges universal unification of all Christians -- Oct .27, 2005
Will the Biblical- Jesus be the sole name given for Salvation ? Acts 4: 12
Will they be surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit ?
Will we need repentance of sin, atoned for by the Crucifixion ?
Will the Authorized Bible be the foundation of God's Holy Word ?
" Upon ascension to the Holy See in the spring of this year, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed universal unification of Christians as a central idea of his pontificate.
the accession of Pope Benedict XVI signifies the beginning of a new age that will hopefully help restore relations with the Russian Orthodoxy. In the face of new dangers - terrorism, AIDS, environmental pollution - the world's two largest churches are beginning to realize that they should not refrain from cooperation or abandon the idea of the reunification of Christianity."
JDDJ -- Catholics, Lutherans , and Methodists agree on how we obtain Salvation
Ed: We believe that Salvation is obtained in a 4- step process, and that it is ongoing.
1. Calling out to God ... James 4:8 and
2. God responding with His grace ( enabling power ) John 15:5
" No man can say that Jesus is the "Lord", but by the Holy Ghost " 1 Corinthians 12:3
3. Applying God's grace by asking for forgiveness of our sins :
repentance unto a changed attitude as well as behavior .
Isaiah 1:18 and 1 John 1: 8, 9 and Ezekiel 36: 26 and John 6:37
4. This new life in Jesus Christ is evidenced by our obedience to the leading of the Holy Ghost ... good works Romans 8
5. We are either progressing or regressing daily.
We can regress to the point of losing our salvation Ezekiel 18: 20-32. See EZEKIEL 33.
Many people do not believe that we can lose salvation, but the Bible makes it clear in
Hebrews 6: 4--6 and Hebrews 10: 29, 38, 39 that we can lose salvation.
That is why we are to stay alive in Jesus Christ, abiding in Him through obedience to the
Faith cannot save us unless it is faith in Jesus Christ alone -- Romans 10: 8-13
"No man comes to the Father but by Me" -- Jesus .... John 14:6
Works cannot save us, for apart from Jesus Christ, works is only secular humanism ... which is rooted in the love of self only [ seen in mankind ] , and not upon obedience to the Holy Spirit
John 15:5 and Luke 11:13.
Roman Church attacks foundation of Christianity, the Bible
Says it is only partially true ( part God, part human ; must adapt to changing times ...relativism )
THE hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church has published a teaching document instructing the faithful that some parts of the Bible are not actually true. The Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland are warning their five million worshippers, as well as any others drawn to the study of scripture, that they should not expect total accuracy from the Bible.
We at Hope To The End believe the Bible to be 100 % absolute truth, God-inspired. The human element has no impact on the Written Word. The Bible is understood solely by the power of the Holy Ghost ( reason and logic, history and science are subject to this Truth, spiritually discerned ).
The Truth is veiled to those who have a veil over their heart. The Truth is ascertained by those who submit to the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. "Thy Word is Truth" -- John 17:17
Genesis account : "Days" 1-- 3 were not 24 hr. intervals, since there was no solar system as of yet.
1,000 years is but a day to the Lord ( aortist time ) 2 Peter 3:8
Christian Churches Together in the USA -- June 15, 2005
"single voice" ... for culture and community
restructuring the Nat'l Council of Churches
The group, Christian Churches Together in the USA, began in 2001 when more than two dozen church leaders met to find a way to spread the patchwork quilt of U.S. churches on a single table.
The Rev. Jeff Farmer, president of Open Bible Churches, an association of evangelical Pentecostal/charismatic churches, said he came away from the California meeting convinced that while the group may not formally exist, "It already does in our minds" and "we're well down the road" to a launch.
I see it as huge, a hinge in history," he said in an interview. "It's never before happened on this planet, that such a broad table has gathered."
So far, 31 churches and national organizations have formally joined the group, six more than the target core of 25 organizers had said they needed to begin. An additional 20 church leaders interested in joining were present at the California meeting.Currently, the 55-year-old National Council of Churches represents faiths with 45 million members
Michael L. Fitzgerald (Georgetown U) promotes 5 pillars of peace -- March 2, 2005
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Interreligious dialogue can contribute to peace in the world, a Vatican official told a gathering at Georgetown University Feb. 28. Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, described concrete cases in different parts of the world where interreligious dialogue is in fact contributing to peace by calming tensions and promoting new understanding and mutual respect among people of different religions.
His talk was part of Georgetown University's "Pacem in Terris" lecture series, but it was also part of the program of a three-day workshop for bishops, focusing on Islam and the building of Catholic-Muslim relations
Asian Pope possible -- Nov. 28, 2004
An Asian Pope cannot be ruled out, Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, the first tribal in Asia to be included in the College of Cardinals that elects the Pope, said in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Vatican wants International Community decide --Nov. 7, 2003
Mr. Chairman, my delegation is of the firm conviction that the international community must assist all parties involved to realize that the occupation of the territories of the West Bank and Gaza and the terrorist attacks are triggering the unending spiral of acts of violence and retaliation which afflict both the Palestinians and the Israelis. An integral part of the current "road map" to peace clearly calls for a two State solution. It is incumbent upon both parties, assisted by the international community, to endorse the "road map" as a tool of negotiation and confidence building so that the issues of difference can be addressed and accords of resolution produced.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore and Cardinal Edward Egan -- September 2003
The papal message was read by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican's permanent observer at the UN. New York's Cardinal Edward Egan also participated in the ecumenical ceremony
Vatican seeks membership at the UN...... Nov 26-2002
for now, it only has permanent observer status; no voting ability
Muslims, Catholics etc. unite over Fatima shrine in Portugal--Nov. 8, 2003
The Jerusalem Covenant -- to remain undivided
IIWFP .... Interreligious International Federation for World Peace
IICP -- Interreligious International Council for Peace
Sun Myung Moon Pushes U.N. To Establish One-World Religion
Sun Myung Moon wants Interreligious Council for UN--Sept 23, 2002
A group of religious leaders and political figures are exploring the possibility of
adding a new council to the United Nations, one that would add a spiritual dimension to the economic, political and social prisms of U.N. problem solving.
The Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, an international interfaith gathering, has been laying the groundwork for the new U.N. organ since the September 2000 Millennium Summit.
RELIGIOUS- HUMANISM .... all inclusive ethics .... except for the Judeo-Christian Way, which is exclusive
"I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father, but by Me." John 14: 6
This "Council" seeks to usurp and to replace the Holy Spirit, our Counselor, our Teacher and our Spiritual Guide.
John 14:26 . God is our "Wonderful Counselor" in all matters, and most of all He alone gives spiritual counsel.
To attempt to replace the Holy Spirit with a Humanist-Spirit is blasphemy.
No man can call Jesus "Lord" except by the power of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:3
We are to test (try) the spirits whether they be of the Holy Spirit or not. 1 John 4:1
We are to prove (test) all things. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Who Is Sun Myung Moon ?
All About ( many many articles) Rick Ross
Born in North Korea
Moonshine for the Soul...from the Watchman Expositor
Preaches twisted principles... need no Jesus in the flesh, just the principles in a modern messiah-man
Ties to the Bush Family .... The New Moon Rises
From Washington Times to United Press International UPI
"New Hope" --- South America
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
I'd like to teach
the world to sing in perfect harmony -- Mark Steyn
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The Inclusiveness of Yes --- the Exclusion of No
Oh the comfort of fellowship ---
whether it's of Mary, or Buddha or Allah or whatever.
That thick cozy blanket that surrounds, warms and supports my expression.
I need it from the harsh, cold cruel world.
I need it to feel secure in my own person.
Oh the vulnerability of just Jesus .... walking alone -- so stark --
in a world of solidarity.
Facing the rejection and persecution known only to the true Believer.
So cold and so alone ..... but not for long.