Preparing for the Next Millennium by Dr. Robert Muller
FOREWORD: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM
by Dr. Robert Muller Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, and still active as Chancellor of the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica (Emeritus). Dr. Muller is also author of numerous books, speeches and articles about global issues, the UN and education. In 1989 he was awarded the UNESCO Peace Education Prize and in 1993 the Albert Schweitzer International Prize for the Humanities. In 1994 he was recognized with the Eleanor Roosevelt Man of Vision Award.
The crucial task of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, the Parliament and other interfaith organizations is restoring a sense of spirituality to all that we do. The common heritages and institutional authority of the religions, combined with an emerging global spirituality, can make enormous contributions to the challenges and details of creating a better world.
Though an atheist, Andre’ Malraux has said that “the third millennium will be spiritual or there will be no third millennium.” Dag Hammarskjold, a rational economist and world observer whom the UN transformed into a mystic, Unless the world has a spiritual rebirth, civilization is doomed said, “I see no hope for permanent world peace. We have tried and failed miserably. Unless the world has a spiritual rebirth, civilization is doomed. The Parliament of the World’s Religions has achieved several important objectives:
1) the Parliament has underlined the necessity that the world’s religious and spiritual leaders must come to agreement about ways to continue interreligious collaboration for peace, the relief of suffering and the preservation of the planet;
2) the members of the Assembly agreed to bring plans and common projects to their communities and to their nations’ leaders;
3) the Assembly adopted a world-renowned declaration, “Towards a Global Ethic,” which has opened a chapter of upwelling preparations and drafting of ethical statements in many fields of human and planetary concern;
4) the Assembly asked the Council for a Parliament to study the question of an ongoing Parliament or Council of religious and spiritual leaders as a network of organizations devoted to finding solutions to the shared problems of the human community. @UnitedCommunitiesofSpirit
Can anyone else hear the similarities between Rick Warrens PEACE plan and the United Nations Agenda! I mean, who wouldn’t want to help make the world a better place… right! Rick Warren has spoken at the United Nations in an interfaith meeting but said nothing about repentance and that Jesus is the only way to salvation! But instead this was the outcome:
[…]At an interfaith prayer breakfast on the morning of Sept. 13, 2005, Warren made no claims to know everything but comforted the delegates by telling them to trust God. Warren said, […][…]”I’m not here to talk about religion. I’m here to talk about a relationship with God.”[…]
[…]”That’s why a prayer breakfast to call on the Almighty God is a good idea,” said the Executive Director of Christian Embassy, John Austin. “Is there a perspective that we’re missing?”[…]
[…]”Unless you approach the problem of poverty holistically and allow for the spiritual perspective that flows out of your view of God, creation, and human dignity, you just stand a much poorer chance of success,” he said.[…]
Now for Warren’s Holistic PEACE plan:
In Rick Warren’s plan, P.E.A.C.E. is an acronym for:
- Planting Churches (note below that “P” is changed)
- Equipping Leaders
- Assisting the Poor
- Caring for the Sick
- Educating the Next Generation
Though “P” for Church Planting can still be found on Rick Warren’s website describing his Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan, he changed the acronym to have “P” stand for “Participation” in his keynote speech at the Religious Newswriters convention on Sept. 29, 2005. The five Giants he refers to are:
- Spiritual Emptiness.
- Egocentric Leadership.
- Extreme Poverty.
- Pandemic Diseases.
- Illiteracy and lack of education
Remember that Rick Warren has been noted as saying that there will be a New Reformation, and it won’t be ‘one of our beliefs but one of behaviour’, ‘not one of creeds but one of deeds’. This is holistic humanism!! Question: Was Jesus concerned with saving souls or did he start a humanistic program? His primary concern was the salvation of man, the early churches prime directive was to make disciples of men and to convert people… Yes that’s right people Conversion was how the Church was built, not by humanistic socialist programs.
Act 15:3 They therefore, being brought on their way by the church, passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. Warren wants to save the world along side people who want to destroy and eradicate true Christianity – a Christianity which calls people to conversion first becuase it understands that Christ is coming and all will face judgement.
The WCC has already issued a statement regarding Christian Conversion you can read this in my post called “The World Councel of Churches and their closed door dialogues!” and another post called “Hindu’s / Vatican / WCC — the tower gets bigger!!” I talk about the way in which this will gag our mouths shut from being able to spread the gospel, the real gospel which is the good news of salvation. It has been stated that ‘we must get over the whole obsession of converting others’! I will quote a recent comment from Dan in regards to the gag order set by the WCC that has been instigated by the Vatican which has been agreed to:
so……. it would be pointless for us (as christians), to have even attended this little amalgamated faith morning tea. seeing as we are not alowed to represent our faith as the bible has told us!?!
you are invited to a multiple faith brunch.
where: Lariano, Italy when: 12 May, 10:30
please bring a plate to share, but leave your fath at home.
Well said Dan – you get it… unfortunately most don’t!