I don’t have much time today to blog about a few articles that I have read. But I just wanted to quote some and put them together. I hope you get the bigger picture. It isn’t pretty, it certainly isn’t Godly and it goes hand in hand with building the Anti-christ’s kingdom here on earth…
In order to soften up the Evangelicals in their separation from the Catholics on biblical doctrinal issues, particularly the authority of the Bible alone and the Gospel, the Catholic modus operandi calls for using social issues on which both Evangelicals and Catholics agree as preliminary common ground.
As Evangelicals are drawn together with Catholics on social issues – like the social issues mentioned in this document – the ensuing ecumenical dialogue “serves to transform modes of thought and behavior and the daily life of their [Evangelical] communities [churches]. In this way, it [ecumenical dialogue] aims at preparing the way for their unity of faith in the bosom of a Church one and visible: thus ‘little by little’…all Christians will be gathered” into the Roman Catholic Church with its dual authority base, false gospel, and accompanying far left agenda. The Roman Catholic Church’s primary goal is to make enforceable its claim that it is the only true church of Jesus Christ and its pope, the claimed “Vicar of Christ,” has the right to judge everybody, as he did during the Middle Ages. In order to accomplish this, the Papacy must do away with the supreme authority of the Bible and the Gospel and it must silence all who stand against it in this endeavor. This is the Roman Catholic context in which the Manhattan Declaration is set.
You simply must see this paper called – Catholic Agenda Embedded in the Manhattan Declaration By Richard Bennett. It’s a real eye opener to what’s behind all this social co-creating agenda…
A self-creating universe becomes co-creator with the humble God who shares power and waits for the best from us and provides for what we need to make it happen. We become participants in the process of life and the development of the world that is not so much planned as it is enabled. As nature grows, experiments, unfolds, selects and adapts, so then must we. Growth, not perfection, becomes the purpose of life. Ongoing creation, not predestined fate, becomes the purpose of life.
Sr Joan Chittister writes about what real religion should be in regards to the social changes of the world today…
Sr Joan Chittister OSB wrote in her National Catholic Reporter column: "They were Buddhist monks, Jewish rabbis, Hindu swamis, Christian monks, Muslim imams, Indian Sun Dancers and lay practitioners of all the world’s great contemplative traditions. This zikr, this particular sufi devotion of praise, was suddenly a universal one, truly a prayer of all these peoples from all these separate traditions praying one same prayer – but differently.
"It was a moment in the spiritual life not to be forgotten too quickly. It was, a Christian mystic might have said in earlier centuries, "a foretaste of heaven." It was, at very least, a glimpse into what real religion could be – should be. It was a moment of real contemplative oneness …
"This new world of religion showed itself in Aspen at a conference sponsored by the Global Peace Initiative of Women titled Gathering the Spiritual Voices of American: To Deepen Our Knowing of Oneness and Our Compassion as a Nation. The purpose of the conference was, the program said clearly, to be ‘A National Reflection with America’s Religious and Spiritual Leaders’. The group had been called together the day after the national election to consider what it means to move from ‘Contemplative Wisdom to Compassionate Action’.
Over 100 recognized voices of religion’s great contemplative traditions came together at a time of great change to ask themselves what change would be demanded of them, as well, as a result of the social changes going on around them. As one of the questions to the group put it, "What is the call of our time and how must we (as contemplatives) respond?" [source]
So, there you have it. The social cause brings an interfaith body of contemplative practitioners from all different faiths.
Is this biblical???
2Co 6:14 Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?…. That is, what association, confederation, or covenant agreement can the saints, who are the temple of God, have with idols, or their worshippers? no more than the ark of the Lord had with Dagon, or Dagon with the ark; which when brought into his temple, and set by him, the idol fell down, and part of him was broke to pieces [Gill]