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Archive for October, 2010

Reinventing Jesus: Introducing the New Messiah for Our New Millennium
by Carl Teichrib

Allow me to introduce to you the new Jesus. This isn’t the Jesus Christ known to us from the pages of the Holy Bible. This Jesus is a new version cast into the arena of international politics and global change – it’s a new messiah for a new millennium.

Wondering what I’m talking about?

In the fall of 1999, I received a little book titled The Night Jesus Christ Returned To Earth, authored by Captain Tom A. Hudgens. In the late 1990’s, while attending a conference on world federalism, I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Hudgens’ present his views on “world order” and global citizenship. At that time Mr. Hudgens was President and CEO of the Association to Unite the Democracies, an organization dedicated to the advancement of world government by politically unifying the leading democratic nations. So his talk carried a decidedly internationalist flavor. Not surprisingly, so too does the Jesus character of his book…

More here:

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=6604

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Compromise is a slippery path to walk on. No one listened when we warned about emerging church leader Rob Bell promoting Ken Wilber. Now this…

Rob Bell Promotes New Age Author Huston Smith
by Ingrid Schlueter

Rob Bell’s 40,000 something followers on Twitter were treated to this tweet where Bell calls New Age Interspiritualist author Huston Smith’s book “great.” See tweet here. Here Huston Smith holds forth on one of the world’s religions. YouTube is filled with Mr. Smith’s praise for Hinduism, Buddhism and other world religions and their “truth.” Christianity is just one of many choices, according to Smith.

We can thank Rob Bell for openly admitting what many of us have been warning about for years. He represents a version of Christianity that is, in fact, anti-Christ. While Bell roots around in the books of rank interspiritualists for “truth”, true Christians look to our only and final authority, the unchanging Word of God.

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Rick Warren praises Mother Teresa as one of the greatest evangelists of the 20th century?

Read about it here:

RICK WARREN AND MOTHER TERESA’S INTERFAITH INTERSECTION
http://apprising.org/2010/10/27/rick-warren-and-mother-teresa%E2%80%99s-interfaith-intersection/

This was the gospel of Mother Teresa (Roman Catholic universalist):

We never try to convert those who receive [aid from her organization] to Christianity but in our work we bear witness to the love of God’s presence and if Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, or agnostics become for this better men — simply better — we will be satisfied. Growing up in love they will be nearer to God and find him in his goodness. Every human being comes from the hand of God and we all know what is the love of God for us. My religion is everything to me but for every individual, according to the grace God had given that soul. God has his own ways and means to work in the hearts of men and we do not know how close they are to him but by their actions we will always know whether they are at his disposal or not.

Whether you are a Hindu, a Moslem or a Christian, how you live your life is the proof that you are fully his or not. We must not condemn or judge or pass words that will hurt people. Maybe a person has never heard of Christianity. We do not know what way God is appearing to that soul and what way God is drawing that soul, and therefore who are we to condemn anybody? It matters to the individual what church he belongs to. If that individual thinks and believes that this is the only way to God for her or him, this is the way God comes into their life — his life. If he does not know any other way and if he has no doubt so that he does not need to search then this is his way to salvation. This is the way God comes into his life.

-Life in the Spirit: Reflections, Meditations and Prayers (p 81, 82)
{SOURCE: SHANE CLAIBORNE AND MYSTICISM’S GOSPEL OF GOODNESS
http://apprising.org/2008/09/08/shane-claiborne-and-mysticisms-gospel-of-goodness/]

Not only has Rick Warren crossed the bridge to Rome and universalism via his praise of Mother Teresa, (see also here), another recent endorsement shows that he will walk over any bridge if he can leave his famous initials on it:

Rick Warren Endorses Word Faith ‘Divine Destiny Doctor’
http://www.crosstalkblog.com/2010/10/rick-warren-endorses-word-faith-divine-destiny-doctor/

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In today’s Christian world – and Western culture in general – there’s a myriad of changes taking place, and with it comes new language. “Social Justice” is certainly in the spotlight. Jim Wallis of Sojourners uses this term repeatedly. Brain McLaren’s book Everything Must Change seeks to reframe Christianity in a social justice context. The Christian Reformed Church has a social justice office, as does the Salvation Army; and the Mennonite Church USA, the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Canada, and an endless list of other denominations and church bodies speak of “social justice.”

But where does this term come from, and what is its dominant history?

Find the answer here:

The Fallacy of Social Justice
By Carl Teichrib, Chief Editor, Forcing Change
http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/forcing-change/010/10-social-justice.htm

Update: Also see:

Social Justice: Theft to All

http://forcingchange.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/social-justice-theft-to-all/

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UN Proclaims World Interfaith Harmony Week

…Amid the standard legal wording of U.N. resolutions, that phrase “Love of God and Love of the Neighbour” stands out both as a rare example of religious belief in an official document like this and an unmistakable hint at the authorship of this text. Readers of this blog will recognise it as a trademark phrase of the Common Word group, the Muslim scholars who have been pursuing better interfaith understanding through dialogue with Christian churches. They’ve held a number of conferences with different churches and two of the manifesto’s signatories last week became the first Muslims to address a Vatican synod of bishops. Now the group is pursuing its mission on the diplomatic stage with an appeal to governments to help foster interfaith contacts.”

From here:

http://watcherslamp.blogspot.com/2010/10/un-proclaims-world-interfaith-harmony.html

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October 20, 2010
NEWS FEATURE
Christians, pagans compete (gently) for Salem’s souls
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

SALEM, Mass. (RNS) Paying customers were lined up outside witch houses and psychic parlors when 20-year-old Casey Sholes of Willimantic, Conn., finally stumbled across a place offering dream interpretations for free.

Inside, two interpreters at “The Vault” assured the aspiring nurse that despite her weird dream, the Creator has blessed her with special talents and a heart for the elderly.

It wasn’t until she got up to leave that she learned she had just gotten a spiritual reading from Christian evangelists inside a church….

More here:

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/christians_pagans_compete_gently_for_salems_souls/

Here emerging church leader Doug Pagitt promotes this church:

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The Contemplative Paradigm

God lives deeply inside every human.
Man’ Problem: All mans problems are from not being in contact with God inside.
By ancient prayer techniques man can restore union with God within.
Sin is neglecting to establish union with God within.

The Gospel Paradigm

God requires righteousness
Man’s Problem: Since Adam all have sinned and stand condemned before a holy God.
Christ died to pay the debt of man’s sin.
Christ’s righteousness is credited to the believing sinner’s record.
God regenerates sinners who believe the Gospel and gives them the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Man is thus accepted in God’s sight.
Believers now focus on God and what He has done for them.

From:
“Pragmatic Evangelicalism” Has Peaked
by Orrel Steinkamp
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/orrel26.html

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