The World Man is Here: The Convergence of World Government and Religion

When I first was told the Gospel and received Jesus Christ as my Savor in the late 70’s little did I know the state the world was in then. I use to listen to preachers on the radio setting dates of the Lord’s return, preaching the coming judgment of God and the appearance of the Antichrist. As a new born babe in Christ I was filled many times with the fear of it all wondering what was the point of it all if I was not going to have a life to live. As the years rolled by, many of the predictions were met with failure, the Lord had not come, the rapture didn’t happen, and the Antichrist was nowhere to be found. With two world wars behind us, and Vietnam just recently ending, the world was slowing changing. Nationalism and world government were merging and many believed the United Nations fit the profile of prophecy when they had reached a ten nation alliance. Not soon after, more nations were added to the ranks of the UN and that too left the prophecy preachers empty handed.

The world’s course to success is now changing at an accelerated pace. In the new 21st-century institution – be it a school, church, corporation or government — hard work and dedication won’t suffice. Getting ahead in the global community will mean compromise, conformity, group thinking and submission to the ground rules of the consensus process. This century-old plan for “socializing” the masses, gathered momentum when Julian Huxley was chosen to head UNESCO. Two years later, he wrote a book titled, “UNESCO: Its purpose and Its Philosophy.” This 1947 blueprint for change called for a universal implementation of Georg Hegel’s dialectic process:[1]

“The task before UNESCO… is to help the emergence of a single world culture with its own philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad purpose. This is opportune, since this is the first time in history that the scaffolding and the mechanisms for world unification have become available…. And it is necessary, for at the moment, two opposing philosophies of life confront each other from the West and from the East….”

“In pursuing this aim, we must eschew dogma – whether it be theological dogma or Marxist dogma…. East and West will not agree on a basis of the future if they merely hurl at each other the fixed ideas of the past. For that is what dogma’s are — the crystallizations of some dominant system of thought of a particular epoch. A dogma may of course crystallize tried and valid experience; but if it be dogma, it does so in a way which is rigid, uncompromising and intolerant…. If we are to achieve progress, we must learn to un-crystallize our dogmas.” [2]

clip_image002Towards the middle of the 20th century it was this 1947 book by Julian Huxley that pioneered the dialectic process which was integrated into the political arena. Around the same time, a leading American socialist, Scott Nearing, in his book, “United World” (Island Press, 1945), made a call to shift society from nationalism and individualism to worldism and groupthink. Reading some of his quotes reveals that the idea of globalization isn’t new, but one deeply rooted in the desire for a “united world.”

  1. “World law is impossible without world government.” (p.15)
  2. “Indoctrination works. Human loyalties can be and are speedily shifted by experience coupled with propaganda.” (pp.20-21) Example of propaganda (News media).
  3. “Worldizing processes are building up a great number and variety of world experiences. Millions of human beings, responding to these experiences, are already world conscious, world minded and prepared to function as citizens in a world society. Such human beings have passed through and graduated from the school of nationalism. They are worldists. They wait with impatience for the emergence of a world commonwealth.” (p.21) (emphasis mine)
  4. The world man is here. His coming has been heralded through the ages by far-seeing individuals who felt and dreamed and thought in terms of human solidarity.” (p.35) (emphasis mine)
  5. “The world diffusion of information and of ideas complement and supplement one another and produce human beings who are prepared to feel and think in world terms. There now exists a world public opinion… World opinion is always present, but it may take a notable event or a crisis to crystallize it.” (p.100) (emphasis mine).
  6. “Social reconstruction today does not mean the rebuilding of civil society. It means the development of a world community.” (pp.39-40) (emphasis mine)
  7. “A world society cannot be haphazard. Since there are no precedents, it cannot be traditional at this stage in its development. It can only be deliberative and experimental, planned and built up with particular objectives and with the aid of all available knowledge concerning the principles of social organization. Social engineering is a new science.” (p.221)
  8. “World crisis and world chaos cannot be successfully handled in the absence of world authority… The rational, scientific answer to world crisis and world chaos is the organized world community… Historic forces are pushing humanity toward an era of worldism. World life means world-wide collective action.” (pp.248-249)[3]

A straw man by definition is a weak argument or opposing view usually set up by someone as they press a point home which they can then attack and easily demolish, thus leaving their audience the all-important impression that they’ve decisively presented a solid case for their position. This is the heart of the dialectic process and worldism agenda. Today we are witnessing the convergence of politics and religion as politically acceptable global faith is being built on religious pluralism, interfaithism, and Neo-evangelicalism.

Many if not most Christians following Dominion Theology leaders will be surprised to know it. For example, almost all of “Word of Faith” leaders are dominionists. The “Christian Right” has many dominionist leaders, especially those that are pushing ecumenicalism and those that teach that we need to take the nation or the world for Christ. Liberal Christians pushing ecumenicalism often are dominionists. Dominion Theology teachers lead a large segment of the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements. Much of the leadership of the “Promise Keepers” men’s movement embraces Dominion Theology. Much of the “seeker friendly purpose driven” church growth movement has a dominionist world social agenda. The Catholic Church has a Dominion worldview. Even the ultra right Christian patriotand the Christian identity cults believe the unbiblical worldview of Dominion Theology.

Christian groups that cannot see eye to eye on almost anything else unite on the agenda that the Christian mission is to bring about peace and prosperity on the earth. Since most will not believe in the blessed hope of Christ’s return to rapture the faithful Church, the only hope they have in the flesh is that the Church will establish a Christian social agenda on the earth. They take passages in the Old Testament given to Israel about Israel’s promised kingdom and they misapply the promises to themselves. Even so, they do not apply the judgments that precede the promises in those passages to themselves.

Dominion Theology leads to a Laodicean false hope of physical security. They believe life on earth will become more and more rose-colored through actions by the Church. Its eschatology is post-millennial, preterist, amillennial or some hybrid combination. It embraces “Covenant Theology,” dominionists say they are spiritually enlightened and many claim to be prophets of God but they are prophetically blind. They often teach Christian prosperity on earth but these doctrines are spiritually bankrupt. It is a heresy that is leading Christianity to the great apostasy spoken of in 2 Th 2:3.[4]

Rick Warren’s PEACE Plan Millennium Development Goals is to develop a global partnership for development. The leadership training for purpose-driven churches parallels the dialectic process, system thinking, and team development prescribed by various UN agencies involved in human resource development. Rick Warren, the “America’s Pastor”, or at least, pastor of America’s dialectic church has intended to reinvent the mission strategy in the 21st century by introducing his five pillar PEACE plan by which the church can become the ultimate change agent, or according to Rick Warren, the Global agent.

The progressive movement, (political & religious) never reaches a final consensus, for “continual change” is an ongoing process: one step today, another tomorrow. To permanently change the way we think and relate to each other, our leaders must set the stage for conflict and compromise week after week, year after year. Dialectical thinking and group consensus must become as normal as eating. Eventually, people learn to discard their old mental anchors and boundaries — all the facts and certainties that built firm convictions. They become like boats adrift, always ready to shift with the changing winds and currents.[5] This is how societies progressively change from decade to decade. Unfortunately, many of our Church leaders have bought into the program and have joined forces to bring about an new Millennial Utopia.

clip_image004Strangely, the European Union has the world divided into ten regions. Now remember, the dialectic process begins with a crisis. That in turn brings dialogue between two opposing views to reach a compromise, thus, creating change as new ideas and thoughts are reached and new belief systems are then formed. The single crisis which has brought the most change in the last ten years has been centered on Islam. The attack on the twin towers in New York City in 2001 was the crisis. Now, ten years later, all the dialogue over the last ten years has brought us into a tolerant mentality of Islam and the Muslim faith. Both the world governments and religious institutions are catering to Islam with open arms. In the religious institution we have men such as Rick Warren and Robert Schuller who have invented Christlam.

The UN adopted a religious intolerance resolution championed by the Obama Administration condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmata-ion of people based on their religion urging Countries to take effective steps to address and combat such incidence. This new international law is aimed at protecting Islam from religious defamation insuring that Islam will not become a persecuted religion. The UN is calling for interfaith dialog and training of Government officials which plays right into the Ecumenical movement we have witnessed in recent years. In this sense, religion has become a political tool, and a political lever that is used to forward a much larger agenda. This in effect, is a form of international political correctness, religion in this sense is a political tool which combines hard politics with global ethics, world thinking, world citizenship, moving us into a larger collective, a greater whole, and type of global centralization. This theme spans decades, even centuries and has its model in Genesis 11 with the events surrounding the tower of Babel. Babel serves as the replica for collectiveism, centralization for man, and getting together as a unified whole and through power and unity expressing anger towards God.[6] It is religious humanism, an approach in philosophy and world view or practice that focuses on human values and concerns. Religious humanism is an integration of ethical philosophy with religious rituals and beliefs that center on human needs, interests, and abilities.[7]

The ideology of religious humanism is also found in dominion theology, in particular, the New Apostolic Reformation. They fit the profile, it’s a blending of religion and politics as they seek to integrate their philosophy of world dominionism into the infrastructure of world politics/Government. The end result of both systems as they embrace tolerance for Islam, the mystical cults and world religion is a growing intolerance and hatred for Judaism and Christianity. Exclusive truth claims, such as Jesus is the only way of salvation, most likely will not be supported by the UN’s religious intolerance resolution. This seems to be the battle ground in an attempt to squash such claims. Collectivism and worldism cannot be accomplished unless this type of thinking is dealt with. Jesus for-warned the Church this would be the state of affairs in the end time. “See, I have told you beforehand” Matthew 24:25. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” Matthew 24:9. This is the itinerary of World Governments and religion reciprocally building a New World Order. As Julian Huxley stated, “this is the first time in history that the scaffolding and the mechanisms for world unification have become available.” And as Scott Nearing affirmed, “The world man is here. His coming has been heralded through the ages by far-seeing individuals who felt and dreamed and thought in terms of human solidarity.”

The great harlot of Revelation 17 which is seen riding on the scarlet beast is not one particular religious view, the great harlot is Babylon. She sits on “many waters” (Rev. 13:17), which are the people groups of all nations, tongues, languages, and nations whom the harlot reigns over. She is all world religions coming together using their shared human means such as pantheism, dominionism, social justice, social gospel, all witch serves as a platform for a interreligious and intercultural belief system. In my opinion, the “world man” is none other than the Beast/Antichrist. Everything is escalating to this one focal point, “the world man.”

The Beast

[1] http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/Reinventing2.htm

[2] Julian Huxley, UNESCO: Its purpose and Its Philosophy (Washington DC: Public Affairs Press, 1947), page 61.

[3] http://www.forcingchange.org/

[4] http://www.thepropheticyears.com/comments/The woman on the beast in end time prophecy has dominion theology.htm

[5] http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

[6] http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-radio/episode.php?episodeid=20252

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism

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