By Mary Fairchild
Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois. Willow Creek/Politics
The community….needs a community center… I’m not talking religion now, I’m talking society. There is no other institution (churches) in the American community that could be the center. Peter Drucker
Mega churches like Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek and Rick Warren’s at Saddleback use modern marketing techniques in order to draw and hold large numbers of people. These people are converted and discipled through modern organizational management techniques so that they can affect change in the community, and the world. This is accomplished by practicing the Hegelian dialectic repeatedly, in order to achieve gradual, incremental, (continual) change—also known as innovation. The Hegelian is developmental and evolutionary in character and its goal is to achieve “complete perfection”—man can become god apart from God.
Unbelievers are purposely mixed with believers in the church to create the diverse group of people needed to achieve the change process. Facilitated meetings and Bible studies are used to achieve the predetermined outcomes. Subtly, believers are moved away from their original position of “moral absolutism,” in order to “continue to get along with the group—relationship” –through peer pressure(belonging) the goal is for everybody to get along so that we may attain world peace apart from God.
U.N. Church Growth Partnerships: The following names have common connections to the U.N./Church Growth Partnerships:
- Robert Schuller (deceased)
- Bill Hybels
- Rick Warren
- Hank Hanegraaf
- Peter Drucker
- George W. Bush
- Prince Charles
- Steven Rockefeller
- World Vision
- Campus Crusade For Christ
- Habitat For Humanity
Missions/Organizations Promoting Church Growth:
- ACMC–Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment
- Campus Crusade For Christ (NGO status with UN)
- Habitat For Humanity (NGO status with UN)
- Prison Fellowship International (NGO status with UN)
- Southern Baptist Convention (NGO status with UN)
- World Vision (NGO status with UN)
- YFC-Youth For Christ, YWAM–Youth With a Mission
- World Goodwill–Lucis Trust (NGO status with UN).
NGO Status: non-governmental organizations with status with the United Nations–with every donation 10% goes back to the international fund—the local levels don’t know this, but the main leadership is pushing for Worldwide equity–a UN goal. There are rules to get this status. You have to apply for, sign and agree with and support the UN Charter. You have to prove that you have a large information network and that you are able to reach a lot of people with pamphlets, flyers, etc. Once you are accepted you have to agree that you will promote pro-UN activities and feed that information back to the UN to prove that you are actually doing so.(you can download this information from UN web site.
Rick Warren states, “Pastors are probably the most underrated groups of change agents today.” Warren founded Saddleback Community Church in southern California. He’s trained over 180,000 pastors and leaders in Church Growth principles, and he has a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Warren states that Tom Paterson was one of the three strongest supports, along with Peter Drucker and Bob Buford, of his purpose-driven church strategy in the formative years of Saddleback Church. These men are not Christians.
The community….needs a community center… I’m not talking religion now, I’m talking society. There is no other institution (churches) in the American community that could be the center. Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker was born in Vienna, Austria in 1909. He is still the chairman at the Graduate Management University down at Clairmont in southern California and he also helped to shape and direct The Leadership Network since its inception. He was a previous professor of Management at NYU. Drucker believes, “….But a social discipline, such as management, deals with the behavior of people and human institutions. The social universe has no ‘natural laws’ as the physical sciences do. It is thus subject to continuous change. This means that assumptions that were valid yesterday can become invalid and, indeed, totally misleading in no time at all.” He does not believe in moral absolutes and you are mislead if you believe in them.
Peter Drucker says, “There is an enormous need to build… I call it the person… That’s more than self-respect; it’s also the awareness that there is something beyond the moment, and something that is not only greater than you, but different than you.”—he believes that “there is something out there…. Their model is actually modeled like the “Illuminati”—called the onion skin where, as you go deeper into the organization, you peel away another layer of skin and go deeper toward the center. One diagram used at Saddleback shows the four levels.
1. The first step is “indoctrination.” The first level (101) is the “traditional thinker.”
2. The second level (201) is the “transitional thinker.”
3. The third level (301) is the “transformational thinker.”
4. Once you become a transformation thinker you have to justify that compromise and so you “evangelize the process” and that is level 401.
There are assessments performed at each level—they have you do tests, and they have you “sign covenants” at each level. Covenants are “against gossip”—if you question what is going on in the church you are gossiping. You have unconditional commitment to the leadership regardless of what they are taking you through—you signed a covenant before God. You sign covenants to tithing and pledges and participating in small groups—YOU WILL BE IN A SMALL GROUP.
The spiritual gifts assessments are based on the premise that God uses you in your areas of strength and passions (lusts). (Warren/Buford/Drucker). It is personality profiling and data basing and they will end up showing this information to the government. Contrary to relying on “your areas of your strength” for the Lord to use you, in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 Paul says it is when “he is emptied of himself” that the Lord supplies and makes him strong (when we are weak He is strong). Where we feel more inadequate is more likely where the Lord is truly going to use us because then we know that it is the Lord doing it and not our own human strengths.
Peter Drucker says, “The pastor, as manager, has to identify their strengths and specialization, place them and equip them for service, and enable them to work in THE HARMONIOUS AND PRODUCTIVE WHOLE KNOWN AS THE BODY OF CHRIST.” But the Bible says it is the Lord who sets people in their area of service, not the pastor (1 Cor.12:24).
Willow Creek Community Church lobby, spring of 2013. Willow Creek/Politics
Bill Hybels, Robert Schuller, and Rick Warren built their churches based on surveys of their communities, by determining the “felt needs,” and then tailoring their churches to meet those needs. But the Word of God says that the church was for the “perfecting of the saints”—for the edification of the believers(Ephesians 4:11-13), not for the purpose of bringing in the unbelievers so that you can go into the dialectic process. When we all believe the moral absolutes found in the Bible we have unity of faith. False unity comes from compromising your beliefs and your attitudes in the dialectic process.
Messages are presented in a casual style with contemporary music, dance, drama, and distracting video screens and pacing pastors. Anywhere you are at in the process the message will sound okay—it is ambiguous and will sound reasonable to traditional, transitional, and transformational thinkers. For the traditional person, when he hears a half-truth he will fill it in—if they give you half a verse you will “fill it in” and that sounds fine. But “half-truth”—you can manipulate people with half-truths.
Peter Drucker understands the importance of half-truths, he says, “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” It is also important to make people define their terms—ambiguity is very important in this movement…
Rick Warren, “The pulpit is the ultimate tool for church growth…The wrong question is ‘What shall I preach on? The right question is ‘To whom will I be preaching?’”
By looking to the audience first and then tailoring his message he manipulates his audience. Rather than “what does the Bible say?” he first considers their needs, hurts, and interests and then searches the Bible. Those who accept Christ are not accepting the Christ in the blessed Word of God, but rather a false Christ of no judgment—Jesus becomes a servant of theirs rather than them becoming servants of Him—He’s a jennie.
The Bible studies are dialectic rather than didactic. Rather than having a teacher who comes and teaches a lesson and then if there are questions at the end he can refer back to the Word of God (always going back to the standard)—these studies in these “cell groups” will present a verse and then they will go around and see “WHAT EVERYBODY THINKS AND HOW EVERYBODY FEELS” about that Scripture. If you think it’s harsh judgment, and you think that God is a little more gracious than that then they say the “truth is probably somewhere in the middle……” This waters down the Word. Numerous Bible versions add to the confusion and misrepresentation of the Word and some actually tell you not use the King James because it has very patriarchal writing. SMALL GROUPS ARE WHERE THE BIG CHANGES TAKE PLACE. “It is usually easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any one of them separately”(Kurt Lewin). “Small groups are the most effective way of closing the back door of your church” (RICK WARREN). This is like a cult—now that you are locked into a small group you won’t leave. “If your seven best friends are members of this church, you won’t leave” (Pastor Ron Keller). It doesn’t matter how bad the teaching gets, if you’ve got your best friends in the church you won’t leave.
Pragmatism: The end justifies the means. It is transformational thinking–the justification of exactly why it is that you do not have to attend to the faces. If you can show a good result at the end it doesn’t matter how you got there.
Rick Warren says, “I contend that when a church continues to use methods that no longer work, it is being unfaithful to Christ!”
Noah was considered a righteous man in the Bible. He preached for 120 years and only got seven people to get on the boat with him—according to the world he was seen as a failure.
Rick Warren, “’As long as you are bringing people to Christ, into the fellowship of his family, building them up to maturity, training them for ministry, and sending them out in mission, I like the way you are doing ministry.” He doesn’t care how you got them there—just get them there… But the Bible clearly speaks that method matters—it speaks clearly against doing evil such that good may come (Romans 3:7-8). When you are bringing others to Christ are you truly bringing them to the Christ revealed in Scripture? When the building, training, and sending process is based on the godless/satanic method of diaprax you can definitely speak against this pragmatic approach (Matt. 7:22-23).
Rick Warren says, “Saddleback is kind of the Research and Development department of the church at large. We’re not afraid to fail. We’ve always tried more things that didn’t work than did. Every once in a while we find—usually by accident-something that works. Then we teach seminars and pretend like we planned it all along, when really it was just the result of trial and error.” (laughter). Is there a Scriptural basis for the church becoming the Research and Development department? Is this behavior modification? The Leadership Network say that change and transition are not the same—change is an event, something that happens. Transition is the emotional and psychological processing of the change. This is psychological processing.
Carl George is quoted, “The consequences (of this change) are that many, many people are being provoked to love and good works through healthy, reproductive small groups. To a certain extent, even the foundations of our society are being rebuilt through this lay-driven movement.” THIS IS NOT FROM GOD, IT IS A LAY-DRIVEN MOVEMENT.
Willow Creek Community Church lobby, spring of 2013. Willow Creek/Politics
God? Regarding God they say, “This plurality of beings comes to consensus to create humans in their image. They create in their collective image…GOD, RIGHTLY DEFINED AND UNDERSTOOD, IS COMMUNITY. Consensus is thesis and antithesis—two different things.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:30 “I and my Father are one.” The Godhead has three unique personalities but they are not separate beings—they are one Being. They cannot come together as a thesis and an antithesis.
Community is attainable with half of the people who don’t know Christ, “…our Bible study of thirty-five people, half of whom did not know Christ. ….Then the church shut us down. …true community was shelved.” “Without an ounce of sacrilege, we might call the Godhead the first small group! We are created in God’s image; therefore we are created for community. …not only are you God’s image bearer, created for community, but you are designed to seek God and enjoy interdependence with him, …” But “interdependence” means “He is dependent upon you.” In reality He is not dependent on any of us for anything!
They go on to say, “Only the sociopath (defined as one departed from the norm) ultimately rejects relationship.” Anyone who rejects small group relationship is a “sociopath.” John the Baptist was a sociopath—in these terms. They continue, “…community experienced through small group relationships—is a necessity, not an option, for those of us who bear his name.” This is very forceful terms—small groups are not an option… “To yield here will compromise your ability to create a thriving network of little communities that have virtually unlimited redemptive potential in your church.”
These communities have “redemptive potential”…and here they become god, “…a man confesses his arrogance and toxic communication to the group and asks for forgiveness… This group now holds the keys to life and death, blessing and curse.” THEY ARE SAYING THAT “THE GROUP” HAS THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING GOD’S POWER. But in Revelation 1:18 Jesus is the one who holds the keys of life and hell, and in Deuteronomy 11:26 He says “I have set before you blessings and curse.”
They say, “…By receiving the confession, proclaiming forgiveness, and embracing the man with love and respect, this group can make a quantum leap into a new level of community.” Bill Hybels teaching at Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois; spring of 2013.
Bill Hybels says, “The church is the hope of the world, and its future rests in the hands of its leaders.” In context, Hybels is not saying that Christ is the head of the Church—its lay leadership. The anteroom to Hybels’ office is, like the rest of the church, innocent of religious iconography, but it displays a framed dictum from management theorist Peter Drucker… and it says.. “What is our business? Who is our customer? What does the customer consider value? The corporate tone of Willow Creek is obvious to anyone” (Civilization Magazine, April/May 1999).
Robert Schuller: founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Orange, California. He is into “self-esteem.” He has leadership conferences with Bill Hybels, John Maxwell, Louis Palau, h.b. London Jr. from Focus on the Family, and Bishop Charles E. Blake who is involved in an African American church in southern California.
We do have limits to our relationships. There are relationships that we are to avoid for our own protection.(1 Tim. 6:3-6).
Youth Leader Network: Youthful leadership is not a blessing in the Bible(Isa. 3:1, 5). YLN (Youth Leadership Network)—People We Connect: Includes; Christian leaders who move beyond roles and gender; Resources who can begin giving handouts to emerging leaders who simply want to do something with God in their community; Theologians who construct new theologies that emerge out of practice; “At Young Leader Networks, we want to bring the best thinker/practitioners together in settings where ideas and thoughts inform our practice of Christianity in local places. We need your help to move to this NEW AGE of ministry BUILT UPON VARIOUS EXPERIENCES AND EXPRESSIONS.” This is not theology and they admit on their web page that it is the New Age. They continue, “Our vision is to CONTEXTUALIZE our message..by narrative preaching opposed to PROPOSTIONAL. …within the framework of RELATIONSHIP.” They are saying that “relationship is king” not “Jesus Christ” everything else is contextualized within that framework. “We prefer the mediums of art, expression, and experience opposed to a 95-point sermon used by generations before us to communicate truth.” They talk about three essential questions for successful change. The model has three parts: A beginning (tradition), A zone of neutrality-chaos (transition), and an ending (transformation). You have to have something to go to and something to leave behind.
We have to ask three essential questions for successful change.
1. What is changing? The successful leader is one who can take a complex change and reduce it to statements that are readily comprehensible to the people who are going to have to make it work.
2. What will actually be different because of the change? They are not going to tell you the long term end result. At any point in time the management team only needs to know enough to take the next steps toward achieving its goals.(David T. Hutton, “The Change Agent’s Handbook, 1994).
3. Who’s going to lose what? The transition starts when the affected people let go of their old situations. Endings come first.(have priority). Even the transitions that come from “good” changes begin with losses of some sort. Letting go of the old way is experienced by the people who were used to it as a loss. (not a win-win).
T-NET International says, “There is positive peer pressure between churches as they regularly report to others what they have accomplished. We are committed to multiplication of our training through partnerships with denominations, networks, and mission organizations around the globe.”
Seminaries That Are Promoting This Change in the Church:
- Wheaton Collage
- Fuller Theological
- Dallas Theological
- Trinity International University
- Biola University
- Azusa Pacific University
- Beeson Divinity School.
From Fuller, C. Peter Wagner is one of the main leaders of church growth.
C. Peter Wagner says, “…we ought to see clearly the end does justify the means… if the method I am using accomplishes the goal I am aiming at, it is for that reason a good method.”
Hank Hanegraaf–The Bible Answerman, President of Christian Research Institute.
- Jossey-Bass/Leadership Nework
- Gospel Light
- Nav Press (Navigators)
- Christianity Today
- Group Publishing, Inc.
- David C. Cook Pub.
- Franklin Covey (Covey is a Mormon; 7 Habits book; he organized Gorbachev’s State of the World Forum.)
Manipulating the Church Toward Globalism: “The state must socialize every group…Men must learn to have world patriotism. WORLD PATRIOTISM MUST BE A FAITH… There is no more justice for the claim of absolute sovereignty on the part of a nation than on the part of an individual… The only alternative is Word Federation…with a world parliament, an international court, and an international police force…Men must have an international mind before there can be a world federation. They must see and affirm that above the nation is humanity… Internationalism must first be a religion before it can be a system.” (Samuel Zane Batten, “The New World Order,” American Baptist Publication Society, 1919.)
It’s better we disagree than be in agreement and all be wrong—that is what the diaprax is… Being in agreement and everybody being wrong. On a small scale the dialectic leads to “group harmony” and on a large scale it leads to “world harmony.”
Humanist Manifestos: The “Humanist Manifestos” recommend the transformation of religious institutions into conformity with the world; recommend world socialism; assert that traditional religions are harmful to man; want man to achieve his “full potential without restraints;” assert that salvation comes through mankind; reject pure capitalism or Communism–they embrace a merging of the two(synthesis) “Communitarianism”(reinvented government); advocate the free exercise of sexuality; insist upon the “rights” of birth control, divorce and abortion; insist upon the “rights” of death with dignity, euthanasia, and suicide; advocate democracy (rather than a republican form of government) with decentralized decision-making; advocate separation of church and state; embrace multi-culturalism; advocate world law,and transnational federal government; advocate world peace, and the elimination of all wars; place a high priority on the preservation of the environment; state that the “central task” is the quest for good life.
George W. Bush: “He called religious leaders ‘agents of change’…” In the same article, Bush said, “I hope this country is on the verge of religious revival of all faiths.” (Human Events, 2/5/01). Tragically 911 was a “religious revival” of one of the faiths.
Rick Warren Promotes Healthy Churches: “Healthy churches,” Warren says, “…the key issue for churches in the twenty-first century is church health, not church growth.” Then he contradicts himself and says, “We do get a lot of unhealthy people at church, because society is getting sicker. But Jesus demonstrated that ministering to hurting people was more important then maintaining purity. When you fish with a big net, you catch all kinds of fish.”(its okay for the church to not be healthy). Warren is touting church health, but it all depends on your definition of health… “Health” includes “mental hygiene”(United Nation’s/WHO definition)—brainwashing.
G. Brock Chisolm: “…the only psychological force capable of producing these perversions is morality—the concept of right and wrong.” Chisolm was the first Head of the World Federation of Mental Health and eventually Head of the World Health Organization. He says, “The reinterpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong are belted objectives of nearly all psychotherapy.” All of this therapy that is going on in the small groups is all geared toward eradicating your concept of right and wrong. Becoming a “healthy church”(‘Ten Characteristics of a Healthy Church’—book claims, “We may have a personal faith, but we can’t have an individual faith. We can’t be Christians by ourselves.”) is recommended by: Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Bill Bright, Jack Hayford, and Leonard Sweet.
Search Institute: The Search Institute ties this all together. The world health organizations definition of mental health is tied together with healthy churches. This “mental health” is “sustainable” thought patterns. Sustainable development is all about saving the planet. Similarly, mental health is to be achieved on a worldwide scale–we can’t have “unhealthy thought patterns” or “people who cause divisiveness” or “people that cause wars” and “we can’t have Christians telling people that they are sinners and they need to be saved…”
Warren Bennis , ….dreamed of a university that would teach students how to end all war, diminish pollution, and banish racism.
G. Brock Chisolm says, “The people who have been taught to believe whatever they were told by their parents or their teachers, are the people who are a menace to the world.”
Educator Dr. Chester Pierce says, “It’s up to you as teachers to make all of these sick children well by creating the international child of the future.”
Is this brainwashing? Change and transition are NOT the same. Change is an event, something that happens. Transition is the emotional and psychological processing of the change—The belated goal of the psychotherapy is the eradication of the concept of right and wrong.
Consensus Statement: September 21, 2001 “The Washington Times” reported, “President Bush met yesterday with 27 interfaith clergy who urged both patience and justice in America’s response to terrorism. The entire clergy group then finalized a “CONSENSUS STATEMENT” before meeting with the president in the Roosevelt Room. Those who signed the “consensus statement” to meet with the president were: Rev. Franklin Graham, Luis Palau, Bishop Gordon B. Hinckley (head of Mormon Church), Bishop Charles Blake (Black pastor from S. LAO, Max Lucado, James Merritt (Pres. of So. Baptist Convention), Bishop T.D. Jakes (Oneness Pentecostal who does not believe in the Trinity), Rev. William J. (Bill) Hybels, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.
The Interfaith Alliance Representatives: Episcopal, Muslim, African American Baptist, Church of Christ, Southern Baptist, Unitarian, Jewish, United Church of Christ, Buddhist, Catholic, United Methodist, Tao, Theosophist, Zoroastrian, Wiccan, Salvation Army, Animist, Bahai, Southern Baptist Convention, Metaphysical Church, Lutheran, Mennonite, …. a lot of these we once thought were “mainstream”…
Robert Schuller’s 2001 Institute had Bill Hybels speak as well as London from Focus on the Family, John Maxwell, Luis Palau, Bishop Charles E. Blake, et al… a lot of whom were at the interfaith meeting with President Bush.
Focus on the Family Mission Statement: “Focus on the Family Institute exists to provide a unique Christian educational community that nurtures passionate and persuasive leaders who are committed to Jesus Christ, equipping them to promote healthy families, vibrant churches and a civil society.”
Who else talks about the “civil society?” The United Nations publication: “Whose World is it Anyway: Civil society is the United Nations and the Multilateral Future.”
Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court Justice) says, “…by trying to be tolerant and non-judgmental, that is, we censor ourselves. This is not civility, it is cowardice, or well-intentioned self-deception at best.” But silence is not civility.
Robert Schuller: In October of 2000 Schuller met with Mikail Gorbachev. Gorbachev says, “I am not ashamed to say anywhere in public that I am a Communist, and believe in the socialist idea. I will die believing this, and pass into the next world believing this.” Schuller says, “I know that he (Gorbachev) calls himself and atheist but 11 years ago, as one of the most powerful men in the world, God used this atheist in a mighty way.”—that was when he allowed Schuller’s broadcast into the Soviet Union because he knew that Communism had nothing to fear from Schuller’s broadcast. Schuller continued saying, “You claim to be an atheist, but I don’t believe you. You are not an atheist You keep referring with such respect and affection to Jesus Christ and anyone who respects Jesus Christ cannot call himself and atheist.” Schuller just redefined Christianity….
At the Gorbachev State of the World Forum in New York in September of 2000 along with a United Nations Conference…. Invitations included, “You are cordially invited to join us in daily meditation..” The logo at the top said “God is Love” and it had symbols for Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, etc. This is the dialectic god. The god of love. If you take away Christ and his judgment and only teach his love he can get along with all of the other false gods that are out there. This is where we can have unity of faith/god of love.
United Religions Initiative (link) is headquartered in the Presidio (San Francisco) along with Mikhail Gorbachev’s headquarters where he has an office, and an Interfaith Chapel. They partner with UNESCO and the European Buddhist Union and they signed their charter at Carnegie-Mellon University.
“The church of the 21st Century is reforming itself into a multi-faceted service operation.” Bob Buford
Bob Buford, founder of “Leadership Network”(a church consulting firm) and author of “Half Time,” refers to Peter Drucker as “the man who formed his mind,” and says, “Interdependence—the stage where we realize and accept that we cannot accomplish anything significant on our own.”
Kurt Lewin defines interdependence as “continuous help from each other” as opposed to help form a “benevolent despot.” WE DON’T NEED HELP FROM GOD. This is “community,” or GESTALT. The sum is greater than the parts…
Peter Drucker claims to be a Christian, but he is a humanist. “…believes in human strengths to counter human weaknesses. The science of discovering those strengths, of fitting them into a productive framework, is what Drucker calls management.” (Christianity Today). The only way that we are going to solve all of the problems of the world—the economy, healthcare, education, international tension, religious division… is by getting people into small groups and dialoging to consensus until everybody gets along—he’s going to do that to your church…
UN: On the United Nations Web site you will find “Peace and Security.” In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 we are warned that when they shall say “peace and safety” then sudden destruction cometh upon them… The United Nations says, “Think global, act local.”
The Leadership Network pursues interdependence beyond traditional affinities (ecumenism, business, management, marketing). There is a “crossing outside lines of Christianity” and becoming interdependent with non-Christian organizations. Its “church champions” portion of Leadership Network has a document called “Let’s Hear it For the Deviants.” These are the “no boundaries” people—you are deviant because you went outside of the boundaries. They also recommend another book: “Comrades: brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals” by Stephen Ambrose. Bill Bright put on a conference called “Beyond All Limits” (beyond all of these boundaries) in Orlando, Florida in January.
Steven Rockefeller: Steven Rockefeller attended the State of the World Forum and co-authored with Mikhail Gorbachev “The Earth Charter.” Rockefeller says, “In this new ecological age of developing global community and interfaith dialogue, the world religions face what is perhaps the greatest challenge that they have ever encountered. Each is inspired by a unique vision of the divine and has a distinct cultural identity. At the same time, each perceives the divine as the source of unity and peace. The challenge is to preserve their religious and cultural uniqueness without letting it operate as a cause of narrow and divisive sectarianism that contradicts the vision of divine unity and peace.” In other words, we have to set aside our differences for the sake of the group. Rockefeller continues, “It is a question whether the healing light of religious vision will overcome the social and ideological issues that underlie much of the conflict between religions.”(Rockefeller—chair, Religion Dept., Middlebury College).
Prince Charles defines “Earth Charter” in his book “Harmony”: Above all it’s important to devise the means to shift political values and social behavior to an extent that it is to be hoped will turn mankind from being a colonizing and occupying species into a co-evolutionary companion with the majesty of creation. This is the true meaning of the earth charter and this is probably the most important message underlying the words of Prince Charles. A general declaration of earth rights must be translated into national constitutions, codes, and law of binding international commitments. The environmental movement is becoming part of a much more fundamental process of social, ethical, and political transformation that is just beginning to sweep the globe. Tragically, only even more serious crisis sufficiently widespread in their economic and military repercussions manifestly to affect the interests of the wealthy will be necessary before a proper earth charter comes into force.”
The Earth Charter: The idea of the Earth Charter originated in 1987, when the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development called for a new charter to guide the transition to sustainable development. In 1992, the need for a charter was urged by then-Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, but the time for such a declaration was not believed to be right. The Rio Declarationbecame the statement of the achievable consensus at that time. In 1994, Maurice Strong (Chairman of the Earth Summit) and Mikhail Gorbachev, working through organizations they each founded (the Earth Council and Green Cross International respectively), restarted the Earth Charter as a civil society initiative, with the help of the government of the Netherlands. (Wikipedia)
Peter M. Senge and Peter Drucker have written a book together. Senge says exploring off the Map(going beyond the boundaries), tied to Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala Institute). The Shambhala Institute offers “Authentic Leadership” with Peter Senge—joining collaborative learning and meditative insight. Shambhala Institute offers leadership practices for enlightened society. Senge also taught systems theory to the Club of Rome.
The Club of Rome: The Club of Rome published “The Limits to Growth: Drastic Moves to Save Mother Earth” in 1972. The Club of Rome is a global think tank that deals with a variety of international political issues. It is “a group of world citizens, sharing a common concern for the future of humanity.” It consists of current and former Heads of State, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. Its mission is “to act as a global catalyst for change through the identification and analysis of the crucial problems facing humanity and the communication of such problems to the most important public and private decision makers as well as to the general public.
Lucis Trust: Lucis Trust is another group that talks about Shambhala. ‘The worldwide activities of the Lucis Trust, founded by Alice and Foster Bailey, are dedicated to establishing right human relations… the teachings of the Tibetan Master (Djwhal Khul—a channeled spirit), given in the books of Alice A. Bailey, make it clear that humanity itself must first produce the conditions in consciousness and in world affairs essential to the eventual physical appearance of the Christ (Antichrist). The Christ will be known by the work he does, by the world influence he wields and by His ability to work with and through every individual and every group who have trained themselves for world service.
Shambhala: The center of where the will of God is known. It is the energy which brings about synthesis, which holds all things within the circle of divine love. Two thousand years have gone since Gethsemane and since Christ made His initial contact with the Shambhala force… it should be carefully borne in mind that evil is much closer to Shambhala than it is to Humanity. Since its (the Shambhala Forces) impact during the past few years, human thinking has been more concerned with the production of unity and the attainment of synthesis in all human relations than ever before, and one result of this energy has been the forming of the United Nations. Two subsidiary effects or qualities:
- The destruction of that which is undesirable and hindering in the present world forms (in government, religion, and society) and
- The synthesizing force which binds together that which has hitherto been separated. (go along with this or be destroyed)
The dynamic impression which emanates from Shambhala reaches forth in great cycles and cyclic waves, these are impulse from extra-planetary sources, as demanded or invoked by the Lord of the World and His Associates, they emanate in response to the acclaimed will of Sanat (anagram for Satan) Kumara in the Council Chamber.
Masonic Ties: The Masons intend to take over the world through the dialectic process. “Ordo Ab Chao”(?) means “order out of chaos.” Robert Schuller has ties with Norman Vincent Peale who was a well-known 33rd degree Mason—there is a statue of him at Schuller’s leadership college in Orange County. The late Vincent Peale has been very much instrumental in Schuller’s ministry.
Other Promoters of this Process:
- Dr. Richard Mouw, Fuller Seminary President (ecumenical; supports multi-culturalism & diversity). Mouw put on a conference by the Rotery Club (UN related) “World Religions and the Quest For Peace in the 21st Century.”
- Drs. Howard Hendricks and John W. Reed of Dallas Seminary
- Dr. Kenneth Meyer, Trinity International University
- Elmer Towns, Liberty University (Jerry Falwell’s group endorsed Warren’s book)
- Ted Engstrom, founder of World Vision. He was president and CEO, now president emeritus (World Vision founded the Evangelical Environmental Network); has been on the board of directors of Focus on the Family for over 19 years; close friends with the founders of Zondervan Publishing; is former president of Youth For Christ International; was the interim president for Azuza University; well-known in Christian and management circles; friends with Billy Graham and Peter Drucker.
- Evangelical Environmental Network is a member of the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment. They are listed in “Earth and Faith: A Book of Reflection For Action” published by the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment, and the UN Environmental Programme. They represented at the Gorbachev State of the World Forum, September, 2000. In this book they encourage your congregation to plant trees to combat high levels of greenhouse gases in the air and organize “pick up trash days” and “tree planting ceremonies.”
In 1973 the Humanist Manifesto said, “In order to deceive Christians into secular humanist thought the distinction between the secular and the sacred can no longer be maintained.”
YWAM (18)makes no distinction between the sacred and the secular. We seek to honor all functions equally within the Kingdom of God. No roles or ministries are more important or spiritual than others. We seek to equip and mobilize men and women of God to take roles of service and influence in every sphere of society.
Agenda 21: Agenda 21 summary: the problems that face the world today; if we can solve all of these problems we can have nirvana on earth:
- Overpopulation: recommended population control
- Environment: recommended corridors of high density housing with transportation between and then the rest of the earth is allowed to breathe. Church facilities will be used for these areas.
- Food and shelter for all.
- Health/wealth inequity.
- Gender inequality
- Misguided nationalism: abolition of and preaching of tolerance and ecumenism.
- Philosophical differences–creates wars. (humanist manifesto repackaged)
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund also had reported “The Unfinished Agenda Will Finish America”—the limits to the controls…we have not yet achieved the environmental controls…
Peter Drucker in partnership with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund put out “Emerging Partnerships: New Ways in a New World.” This is the third-way government—a partnership between private and public in order to achieve the common goal. This also known as “fascism.” There will also be public-nonprofit partnerships—this is where the church is utilized.
We will all be data based. How much gas we use in our car, how much land do we use, how much stuff do we put in the landfill, ….how much do you give back? Your volunteerism will also be charted. Are you giving back to the earth more than you are taking. People who are taking more from the earth need to be dealt with. We are going to be convinced that the first century church was Communism… they basically say that they sold everything and gave everything to each other. But that’s not true—they sold and gave things to others as they “had need.” It also said that they traveled from house to house—so they obviously had houses.
The overall paradigm(worldview) shift:
1) From Patriarchal (Father God) to Matriarchal (Mother Earth—Gaia)
2) From Hierarchical Leadership to “Decentralized” to Totalitarian in a Crisis
3) From Accountability to God to Accountability to fellow man/earth
Change: Change cannot happen unless you first “let go.” This is why there is such an abundance of Scriptures that exhort us to hold fast, stand, stand fast, etc.
If you know that these missions groups are tied with the UN and NGO and 10% of your money is going to go toward this global vision—YOU ARE BIDDING THEM GOD SPEED. Consider giving to true Christians who are truly in need….
- Mfairlady Willow Creek/Politics
- Notes by Dr. Robert Klenck
- The Theosophical Society (C. Peter Wagner, Willow Creek, Wheaton, IL.)
- Globalism and Willow Creek Community Church (Bono avoids taxes, Gergen, Carter…Esoteric New World Order.)