By Michael Snyder – BLN Contributing Writer
The three main pillars of the “New World Order” that the global elite want to bring about are a one world economy, a one world government and a one world religion. A lot of attention gets paid to the development of the first two pillars, but the third pillar gets very little attention. But the truth is that a one world religion is getting closer than ever. “Interfaith” conferences and meetings are being held with increasing frequency all over the globe. Major global religious leaders are urging all of us to focus on our “shared” religious traditions. The belief that all religions are equally valid paths to the same destination is being taught in houses of worship and at religious institutions all over the globe. This “interfaith movement” is being promoted by NGOs, “charitable foundations” and top politicians and it is being backed by big money all over the planet.
Now some U.S. churches are trying to take things to another level. On June 26th, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and approximately 50 other churches in 26 U.S. states will publicly read from the Quran during their Sunday worship services.
This is all part of an interfaith project being promoted by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First. The theme of this Sunday is “Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding”, and the goal is apparently to show how much Christian churches in the United States respect Islam.
The following are some of the other prominent U.S. churches that will be doing Quran readings this Sunday….
*Christ Church in New York City
*All Saints Church in Pasadena, California
*Park Hill Congregational in Denver
*Hillview United Methodist in Boise, Idaho
*First United Lutheran in San Francisco
*St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu
In all, churches in 26 U.S. states will be participating.
But these Quran readings are just supposed to be the beginning of something bigger. The following is from a description of the Quran reading project on the website of Human Rights First….
At its core, this project will bring together Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy to read from and hear from each other’s sacred texts. In doing so, they will serve as a model for respect and cooperation and create a concrete opportunity to build and strengthen working ties between and among faith communities moving forward.
The truth is that all Americans have the freedom to read the Quran whenever they want. But should Christian churches be reading from it during Sunday worship and should they be seeking to “build and strengthen working ties” with Islamic groups that are seeking to promote the spread of another religion?
Obviously, many Christian leaders are not pleased with this development. Worldview Weekend President Brannon Howse recently made the following comment regarding the reading of the Quran in U.S. churches….
“They have denied the exclusivity of Jesus Christ. They have denied the inerrancy of Scripture; they’ve denied the inspiration of Scripture.”
Sadly, this is not a new trend. The truth is that the “interfaith movement” has been building momentum for decades and some of the most prominent religious leaders in the world are involved.
For example, the following excerpt from a CNS article talks about a huge “interfaith event” hosted by the Pope when he visited Washington D.C. in 2008….
When Pope Benedict XVI comes to the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington for an early-evening interfaith meeting April 17 with Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and representatives of other religions, space will be at a premium.
Many top U.S. Christian leaders have been very involved in the “interfaith movement” as well.
For example, Brian McLaren, one of the top leaders of the emerging church movement, actually celebrated Ramadan back in 2009.
Rick Warren, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has been a guest speaker at the national conference of the Islamic Society of North America.
Some time ago, a virtual “who’s who” of evangelical Christian leaders that included Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, Brian McLaren, Richard Cizik and Bill Hybels all signed a letter to the Islamic community that was entitled “Loving God And Neighbor Together”. This letter made it abundantly clear that these Christians leaders consider Allah and the Christian God to be the same entity.
Let’s take a quick look at a couple of quotes from the letter….
Before we “shake your hand” in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One
In Islam, “the All-Merciful One” is one of the key names for Allah.
So in this letter the Christian leaders were praying to Allah and were asking for his forgiveness and were acknowledging that he is God.
Here is another quote from the letter….
If we fail to make every effort to make peace and come together in harmony you correctly remind us that “our eternal souls” are at stake as well.
Very strangely, in the letter the Christian leaders claim that their “eternal souls” are at stake if they do not make every effort to “come together in harmony” with the Islamic community.
Once again, people in America are free to believe whatever they want, but Christian leaders should not be trying to develop religious ties with Islam.
The truth is that Jesus would not have wanted anything to do with this one world religion that the New World Order is trying to bring in.
In John 14:6, Jesus made the following statement…..
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
You would think that would be so clear that no Christian leader would ever be able to misunderstand it.
In fact, the very first two of the Ten Commandments are about how no other gods should ever be worshipped except for the one true God. In Exodus 20:3-6 it says the following….
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
But today everybody wants to be “politically correct”.
That is especially true of religious leaders.
But this is exactly what the global elite want. They want everyone herded into one giant “global religion” that they will be able to take charge of and control.
Of course once the global religion is established, they won’t have much use for the real Jesus Christ or for the Bible.
Even if you are not a Christian, you should be deeply troubled by these developments.
Yesterday, I wrote about Agenda 21 and the radical population control agenda of the global elite. The reality is that they want to use “climate change” and environmentalism as social engineering tools in order to reconstruct society in the way that they see fit.
I have also previously written about the globalization of the world economy. The global elite eventually want to merge us all into a one world economic system that they will totally dominate.
So even if you are not of any faith, you should be alarmed when you see attempts being made to merge the major religions of the world into one global faith.