“The Power of ONE”
“Together as ONE We Can Change the World”
On June 3, 2005, Rick Warren announced his support of “The ONE Campaign: To Make Poverty History” in an e-mail titled, “Will You Join Me?” In it, he acknowledged that this Campaign has been “endorsed by a wide coalition of folks from all across the faith and political spectrum” (emphasis added). He also explained how he was joining with “U.S. Faith Leaders” in sending a letter to President Bush to lobby him to fight global poverty at the G8 Summit this past July. He and the other Faith Leaders included the following statements in their letter to Bush:
“Americans are uniting as ONE across political and religious divides to support action to overcome the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.”
“Together as ONE, we can Make Poverty History this July.”1
Rick Warren also encouraged his readers to visit the website of The ONE Campaign, which has boldly declared:
“Together as ONE we can change the world.”2
In support of The ONE Campaign, on July 2, 2005 Rick Warren attended the Live 8 Concert in Philadelphia, of which he was reportedly made “official pastor.”3 In covering this event, Forbes reported:
“Prior to the concert, Warren joined One organizers in a rally on the steps behind the Philadelphia Art Museum to encourage young volunteers.
“‘Because you are involved in the One Campaign, you are interested in change,’ he said. ‘If you are serious about change, you need to do two things. First, focus on vision, not need; call out the greatness in people, not their guilt. Secondly, don’t tell it like it is, but rather like it could be, should be, and may be.
“‘We don’t want people to die of poverty or diseases for which we already have cures, because God loves them.’ Warren continued. I believe with all my heart we can do this - and I believe you are the generation to do it.’ Pastor Warren was joined on the platform by Pastor Herb Lusk, with whom he is partnering on the Purpose Driven ‘Stand for Africa’ campaign.
“‘I was in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968 when the voice of Martin Luther King was silenced - it was the darkest day of my life.’ Pastor Lusk said. ‘But I look at Bono, Rick Warren, the One movement, and I realize that voice is still alive.’
“‘I don’t know all the statistics -- I’m just a country preacher - but I do know there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, and one Father who is in us and above us all - and there is the One campaign.’” [!] (Emphasis added)4
The U.N.’s Goals: Uniting the World as ONE
The ONE Campaign consists of a growing number of partners that either directly or indirectly support strengthening the United Nations and fulfilling its goals. In fact, the following is the Campaign’s answer to the question, “How does ONE link to international agreements to fight poverty?”:
“ONE links directly to the international effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. 1% more of the US federal budget would help save millions of lives and be a major commitment towards achieving the internationally agreed upon United Nations Millennium Development Goals.” (Emphasis added)5
In their letter to President Bush, Rick Warren and the U.S. Faith Leaders, in accordance with this purpose of The ONE Campaign, asked him to give “just ONE percent more of the US budget.”6 They did so seemingly without any regard for the far-reaching ramifications of strengthening the United Nations and its goals.
The U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are uniting the world and its religions (faiths) in transcendent common purpose. These goals are the international development goals in the U.N.’s Millennium Declaration, a Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on September 8, 2000. This Resolution declares the United Nations and its Charter to be “indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.” This Resolution also explicitly upholds Agenda 21, the Kyoto Protocol, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, among other destructive U.N. agendas.7 This Resolution has been adopted by all United Nations Member States,8 and now it is also being supported by today’s Christianity and other religions via its MDGs.
The framework is all coming together for the U.N.’s ultimate goal of uniting the world as ONE under its control. Its comprehensive Resolution, which the world has embraced, also contains the following statements (emphasis added):
“We are determined to establish a just and lasting peace all over the world in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter.”
“As the most universal and most representative organization in the world, the United Nations must play the central role.”
“We will spare no effort to make the United Nations a more effective instrument for pursuing all of these priorities …”
“We solemnly reaffirm, on this historic occasion, that the United Nations is the indispensable common house of the entire human family, through which we will seek to realize our universal aspirations for peace, cooperation and development. We therefore pledge our unstinting support for these common objectives and our determination to achieve them.”9
On the U.N.’s website directly underneath the heading, “Charter of the United Nations,” the belief is upheld that unity can change the world:
“We the Peoples of the United Nations … United for a Better World.” (Ellipsis dots in the original)10
Only on the very surface do the U.N.’s goals appear noble and compassionate. These eight MDGs have much in common with the giants of Rick Warren’s Global PEACE Plan, such as fighting poverty, hunger, disease, and lack of education.11 Yet underlying the seemingly compassionate surface is a massive networking of purposes, principles, and control interweaving throughout every aspect of society that seeks to draw all into the new world order.
This new world order will culminate in Satan’s global government—a Beast that will fulfill Satan’s Dream, Vision, and Plan in its devouring of the whole world (e.g., see Revelation 13 and Daniel 7:7-8, 21, 23-25). It will succeed by using the Angel of light’s message and works of counterfeit “light” and “peace” to deceive, assimilate, and unite those who refuse to love God’s absolute truth. Those who refuse to compromise the truth and cooperate with its works of darkness will be purged from the planet.
At this time, the U.N. is the most prominent organization behind Satan’s Plan for a global government. Skeptics have pointed out that the U.N. has no teeth—i.e., no power to enforce its laws. Satan himself is going to be the teeth in his global government through his coming Antichrist, regarding whom Scripture says “the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” (Revelation 13:2).
Incidentally, the U.N. has even been referred to as “the body of Christ” by the world-renowned, U.N.-adored Robert Muller, who personifies the (New Age) New Spirituality beliefs and goals of the U.N.12 When fully implemented, the U.N.’s agendas will hold dire consequences for true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Regarding the comprehensiveness of its Resolution that has already been adopted by the world, even U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has admitted:
“The Adoption of the Millennium Development Goals, drawn from the United Nations Millennium Declaration, was a seminal event in the history of the United Nations. It constituted an unprecedented promise by world leaders to address, as a single package, peace, security, development, human rights and fundamental freedoms.” (Emphasis added)13
Nevertheless, a growing number of Christian organizations have blindly joined the world in backing the U.N. and its goals, such as directly or through The ONE Campaign. Likewise, Rick Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan “coordinated its early efforts with United Nations and other relief agencies,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.14 Support for the U.N. is global.
Interfaith “Bread for the World” Feeds the Hungry
“ONE is students and ministers, punk rockers and NASCAR moms, Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life, united as ONE to help make poverty history.” —The ONE Campaign (Emphasis added)15
One of the founders of The ONE Campaign is the professing Christian organization, Bread for the World.16 In Bread for the World’s “The Power of ONE” handbook on The ONE Campaign, the following statements are found (emphasis added):
“It is time for each of us to be ONE.” —Rev. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World
“This is a new effort to rally people in the United States – ONE by ONE. Together, we stand as God’s living presence to help others help themselves in a historic compact for compassion and justice for the most vulnerable people in our world. This campaign is joined by similar initiatives in several countries around the globe to work to achieve the Millennium Development Goals …”
“‘The ONE Campaign and the Millennium Development Goals embody God’s passionate desire for reconciliation and reordering of our broken world. In an age when inequity and inequality among God’s children threaten to destabilize nations and destroy generations … I am pleased to endorse the work of the ONE Campaign …’” —Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church, USA
“When we as individuals take action, we strengthen the community God seeks to form. ONE by ONE we can join them to help God’s children afflicted with AIDS, extreme poverty and hunger.”
“‘One’ also affirms that the world’s people who are poor and hungry are each uniquely children of God …”
“One by one, each of us stands as God’s living presence in the world that often seeks to divide, alienate and exclude, offering instead the vision of a world redeemed, reconciled and united. That’s the power of one.…
“God calls individuals into community: to come together, find common ground and work with singleness of purpose, to be one.”
“Bind us together in singleness of purpose.… Help us to become one with You and your whole human family.” (From a prayer)17
First, the anti-God goals of the U.N. do not even remotely fit in with God’s “reconciliation and reordering of our broken world.” Neither is standing together in interfaith unity standing “as God’s living presence”! Rather than “the community God seeks to form,” this is actually the Angel of light’s emerging counterfeit kingdom of World Servers.
Second, as mentioned earlier, God makes it clear in His Holy Scriptures that only true believers in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, have been adopted into His family and become God’s children. It is universalism that denies this essential scriptural truth. God does not save people (make them His children) according to how poor or rich they are. This would be a denial of His Gospel of Christ which requires faith not circumstances for salvation.
“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.… For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:22, 26)
“Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5)
Yet loving God has a broad meaning today that encompasses love for false gods. “The Power of ONE” handbook also contains bulletin inserts for churches who wish to become involved in The ONE Campaign. In deference to religious tolerance and inclusiveness, these inserts refer to Jesus as “God’s true One” and say the following:
“As Christians, we know that ONE is a very powerful number. Though called by different names, there is one God.” (Emphasis added)18
This is not referring to the different names of God in the Holy Scriptures. This is referring to the (New Age) New Spirituality’s Oneness, the basis of interfaith unity (the new world religion) in which “unity in diversity” reigns. This New Spirituality teaches that God’s unity exists in the diverse expressions the many religions (faiths) have given God. Therefore, the false gods in different religions are actually only “different names” for the ONE God.
In other words, the growing belief is that God has revealed Himself in different ways to different religions. Therefore no religion (faith) is without the truth, and in the unity of all the “fullness of truth” will be revealed. This is the epitome of relativism. No matter how strongly those in rebellion to God and His Word believe the opposite, God always has been and always will be Who He says He is in His true Word. And no one can approach Him apart from feeding on the true Bread of Life, the Lord Jesus Christ.
“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
Nevertheless, the power of ONE continues to be preferred over the power of the one Lord God.
Bread for the World, which published “The Power of ONE” handbook, “is playing a leadership role in this new [ONE] campaign” (emphasis added).19 Despite its claims to be a Christian organization, it is on an interfaith path. On June 6, 2005, it sponsored “the first-ever Interfaith Convocation on Hunger.”20
This Convocation featured “a joint prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral,” and was to be “one of the broadest efforts among U.S. faith leaders.”21 Scheduled to attend were 45 Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim, mainline Protestant, and Evangelical leaders, including from the National Council of Churches.22 Among the Evangelicals scheduled to attend were Richard Cizik, of the National Association of Evangelicals, and Brian McLaren, a leader in the anti-scriptural Emerging Church movement.23
This Interfaith Convocation is a prime example of how today’s “Christianity” is sacrificing truth on the altar of unity in the name of purpose. Interfaith services greatly promote the belief that all religions in attendance are praying to and worshipping the same “God.” Thus all in attendance are part of the “family” of God, united as ONE in diversity.
The following quotes are from the Program of this Interfaith service (emphasis added)24:
“The living God, the moving Spirit of God, the Breath of life itself has called us together in celebration and struggle to reach out toward each other as our God reaches out toward us. Arise, sisters and brothers and let us worship God.”
“We stand together as leaders of faith communities across the United States and we echo the words of the sacred texts of our various faiths.”
This latter Response by the faith leaders was followed by “Readings from Sacred Texts”—Sikh, Hebrew, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist. Later, the Congregational Response included committing “in the presence of the Holy One” to also “bring others in our synagogues and churches, our mosques, temples and communities into a movement that works to end hunger, poverty and disease in our world” (emphasis added). A South African Hymn then repeated its only phrases of the entire song -- “You hold the key,” “Open the door,” and “Walk through.” This was then followed by a “Prayer of Thanksgiving for Gifts”:
“… we know that your Spirit is moving when people of many faiths stand in one accord to feed as we have been fed.” (Emphasis added)
God’s Word explicitly declares that “the world cannot receive” “the Spirit of truth” (John 14:17). It isn’t the Holy Spirit who is working in interfaith oneness.
“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:2)
This spirit, the god of this world and Angel of light, is luring the world into an interfaith pursuit of his counterfeit peace and light. In spite of the fact that those attending the Interfaith Convocation belong to religions (faiths) that deny the Lord Jesus Christ, the different religions who attended joined with one voice in singing, “The Peace of the Earth”:
The peace of the earth be with you,
the peace of the heavens too;
the peace of the rivers be with you,
the peace of the oceans too.
Deep peace falling over you;
God’s peace growing in you. (Bold added)25
Then again with one voice the religions sang the Recessional Hymn which repeated its only words over and over and over, “We are marching in the light of God” (emphasis added).
No matter how many times something is stated, it does not make it true. The peace and light of the true God is found only through the Lord Jesus Christ on the narrow way of His absolute truth. No matter how many people join together as ONE, the broad way will never see the peace and light of God. There is an eternal difference between being “people of faith” and people of the faith.
God has been warning His people for thousands of years through His true prophets and Scriptures against much of what is occurring today. His Word contains a multitude of instances where His people are to remain separate. There is no communion between light and darkness and the narrow way and the broad way. God told Isaiah:
“Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces … Take counsel together and it shall come to nought … For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence … And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.… To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.” (Isaiah 8:9-15, 20-22)
Yet instead of heeding the warnings of the loving Lord God, the world prefers to heed the lies of the diabolical Master Deceiver:
“… recognition of the true brotherhood of man, based on the one divine life, working through the one soul and expressing itself through the one humanity; recognition, therefore, of relationship both to the divine life throughout the world and to mankind itself. It is this developing spiritual attitude which will lead to right human relations and eventual world peace.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul26
Doctrine and faith are being replaced with experiences and service because people assume that what they do is more important than what they believe. They have been deceived into believing that God will accept their “filthy rags” as righteous service (see Isaiah 64:6). No matter how good or loving they may seem in man’s view, the holy Lord God views the good works of every “man of peace” and “World Server” as “filthy rags” apart from the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ imputed to us by faith.
The truth is, no matter how many hands join together as ONE, they will be powerless to stop God’s coming judgment:
“The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” (Proverbs 16:4-5)
Yet the drive toward interfaith unity and its darkness continues. On June 22, 2005, Rick Warren sent a follow up e-mail of gratitude regarding The ONE Campaign and announced:
“Tens of thousands of pastors and church leaders signed on! In fact, names are still coming in everyday.”27
Note the following comment Rick Warren also made in his PS to this e-mail. He is referring to an article from Reuters that he included at the bottom of his e-mail which contained the second quote:
“PS. I had to smile at the terminology used below by the Foreign Ministers. It sounded like purpose-driven relief to me!” —Rick Warren
“We’re being driven forward by the urgent need to act. We’ve found ourselves united with a shared purpose.” —British finance minister Gordon Brown (Italics added)28
In the name of purpose, the world is being driven forward into the Angel of light’s emerging interfaith kingdom where truth is irrelevant.
“Unity Comes from Purpose, Not from Anything Else”
“Now let me tell you something. We’ve been talking a lot about unity out of diversity this week. We will never have unity over all of our doctrines because I can’t even get my family to agree on it, much less my church and your church. And we’re never going to get everybody to agree on all of the worship styles.… We’re never gonna agree on all of our styles and all of our methods, so let me tell you what we can agree on: the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Unity comes from purpose, not from anything else. It comes from purpose.…
“Friends, it’s time to stop debating and start doing. Stop debating the Bible, and start doing it. It’s time to stop criticizing and start cooperating. It’s time for the church to be known for love not legalism, to be known for what we’re for not just what we’re against. It’s time for the church to be the church. That is the new Reformation that I’m praying for.… The critical question of this night is this, ‘Will we accept the challenge?’” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)29
Rick Warren gave this challenge at the Baptist World Centenary Congress -- the 100th birthday celebration of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). It was held in Birmingham, England on July 27-31, 2005 and featured a variety of speakers, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
“When Warren was asked what was hoped to be gained from the four-day event, he answered: ‘This is a celebration of diversity and unity at the same time.… If we all have to agree to make a fellowship then the fellowship would remain very small. So celebrating both unity and diversity is what this congress is about.’” —Christian Today, 7/28/0530
This Centenary Congress, which covered topics such as “poverty, prostitution and the Purpose-Driven Church,”31 included a drive for unity with other religions (faiths) in its celebration of unity and diversity. The following comments of Jimmy Carter were noted in the article, “Carter: global ‘hunger’ for healing outweighs beliefs that divide faiths”32:
“There is an ‘intense hunger’ among Christians worldwide -- and among people of all faiths -- to work for justice and oppose terrorism, despite serious differences of faith, Jimmy Carter said July 30.
“‘There is an intense hunger among Christians around the world for a healing of the differences that now separate us from one another,’ Carter … told reporters gathered for the July 27-31 Baptist World Centenary Congress in Birmingham, England.”
“Differences of belief -- even among Muslims, Jews and Christians -- are outweighed by a common commitment ‘to truth, to justice, to benevolence, to compassion, to generosity and to love,’ Carter told a roomful of reporters from around the world. Those commonalities ‘make it easy for us to stand united without dissention [sic] and for a common purpose.’
“‘We need to come back together,’ he said emphatically.”
“‘I think the main impediment is not knowing each other, not understanding each other, not recognizing that basic truth … that every religion emphasizes truth and justice and benevolence and compassion and generosity and love.’” (Ellipsis dots in the original; emphasis added)
“The tough work of interfaith dialog is not pointless but well worth the risk and investment of time, he said.”
Continuing the challenge for pragmatic unity of purpose, the “closing charge to delegates” at its Freedom conference was given by Baptist minister Dr. Michael Taylor. It was reported in the July 27 Press Release for the Baptist World Congress:
“Christians must unite with those of other faiths to tackle oppression around the globe.…
“‘The only potentially realistic way to get western governments to tackle these issues is to build the strongest, most proactive networks of activists around the world. This will mean linking with other Christians and with people of other faiths, working together in different ways for the common good.’” (Emphasis added)33
Rick Warren, whose own P.E.A.C.E. Plan calls for an interfaith network of “men of peace” and “houses of worship” working together in world service, boldly challenged this Congress with, “We will never have unity over all of our doctrines” so “unity comes from purpose, not from anything else.” Clearly, in today’s pragmatic Christianity which is striving for a purpose-driven unity of faiths, this challenge to relegate doctrinal differences to the list of non-essentials refers to more than just doctrinal differences between Christians.
It used to be obvious that the primary issue between religions and true Christianity is that the former worship a different god. Yet this isn’t the perceived problem today. When interfaith unity of purpose is the goal, these doctrinal/theological differences become “non-essential” and religious differences are reduced to a mere difference in worship “styles.” Anyone who believes otherwise is guilty of “misunderstanding” religious differences and becomes the new problem.
In a strange comment, which among other things shows a lack of understanding of God’s rejection of Cain’s “worship practice” (offering), Rick Warren’s challenge to this Congress also included the following:
“We’ve been talking a lot about unity out of diversity this week.… And we’re never going to get everybody to agree on all of the worship styles. It’s not by accident that Spurgeon called his music department the war department. I want to remind you that the first murder was over a worship practice when Cain killed Abel, and brothers have been killing brothers ever since over the worship styles.” (Emphasis added)34
Carter similarly reduced religious differences to worship styles, as reported in the article “Carter: global ‘hunger’ for healing outweighs beliefs that divide faiths:”
“The common cause of stopping terrorism provides people of faith a platform for unprecedented cooperation, he [Carter] said, but added that finding that one voice is hampered by misunderstandings. ‘One thing we lack, in this time, is an understanding of each other when we worship in different ways.’
“Carter, who negotiated the Camp David Peace Accords while president, said that historic agreement between predominantly Jewish Israel and predominantly Muslim Egypt was built on the belief that ‘the elements of life that we shared could overcome the differences that we recognize in the way we worship God.’” (Emphasis added)35
As is the Master Deceiver’s Plan, bringing the religions together in “oneness of purpose” to “stand shoulder to shoulder in the One Work” is automatically overcoming “the differences, the divergences, and the points of disagreement” between them.
It isn’t just professing Christians who have reduced religious differences to intolerance of the worship practices in other religions. In Deceived On Purpose, Warren Smith calls attention to a challenge given by (New Age) New Spirituality leader Neale Donald Walsch to every religious leader to preach the new gospel of Oneness. This challenge was given in Walsch’s contributing essay to the book From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America, which was published after 9/11. It contains an interfaith collection of essays contributed by New Age and professing Christian leaders, including Rick Warren. As discussed in Deceived On Purpose, Christian leaders have responded in virtual silence to this challenge instead of taking the opportunity to contend for the faith.36
Walsch’s challenge includes the following, which he has taken from his conversations with his false “God”:
“The message of God is clear. No matter what the religion, no matter what the culture, no matter what the spiritual or indigenous tradition, the bottom line is identical: We are all one.…
“… I hope that each of us will have our own conversation with God, for only the grandest wisdom and the grandest truth can address the greatest problems, and we are now facing the greatest problems and the greatest challenges in the history of our species.…
“We must preach a new gospel, its healing message summarized in two sentences:
“We are all one.
“Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.…
“I challenge every priest, every minister, every rabbi and religious clerk to preach this.” (Bold added)37
Christianity’s leaders haven’t stood up against Neale Donald Walsch’s call to preach the false gospel of Oneness because they are too busy issuing the same call. Attempting to “fulfill God’s purposes” through unity or Oneness with those on the broad way actually agrees with rather than repudiates the false gospel that “ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.”
This pragmatic unity says that it doesn’t matter which way we follow as long as the desired end or purpose is accomplished. And this pragmatic unity has given temporal manmade “peace” a far greater value than God’s eternal peace. Thus both the world and today’s Christianity are calling for all religions to drop their differences to work together in unity of purpose.
The Angel of light has been so successful in this endeavor that even today’s Christianity is cooperating in the work of finishing his interfaith kingdom. His new universal religion is now emerging in plain view with incredible speed.
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1. “Will You Join Me?” by Rick Warren, an e-mail dated June 3, 2005 and sent on June 4, 2005. This e-mail contains a copy of the letter sent to President Bush, which is dated June 1, 2005 and signed “U.S. Faith Leaders.”
2. The ONE Campaign, http://www.one.org/. (The home page has since been changed.) This quote is also found in the “ONE Volunteer Tool Kit” webpage of Bread for the World, one of the founders of The ONE Campaign, at http://www.bread.org/get-involved/one-campaign/volunteer-tool-kit.html.
3. “POWER PASTOR: Will Success Spoil Rick Warren?” by Marc Gunther, FORTUNE Magazine, October 2005, http://www.fortune.com/fortune/print/0,15935,1118645,00.html; (now at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2005/10/31/8359189/index.htm).
4. “Pastors Warren and Lusk Stress Spiritual Purpose to ‘Stand For Africa’ With One Campaign at Live 8 Concert,” Forbes, 7/2/05, PR Newswire, http://www.forbes.com/prnewswire/feeds/prnewswire/2005/07/02/prnewswire200507022219PR_NEWS_B_MAT_NY_NYSA014.html.
5. About the Campaign, The ONE Campaign, http://www.one.org/about.
6. “Will You Join Me?” by Rick Warren, an e-mail he sent on June 4, 2005.
7. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, “United Nations Millennium Declaration,” 8th plenary meeting September 8, 2000, http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.htm. For information on the MDGs, the goals of this Millennium Declaration, see “Two UN Summits - One Millennium Goal: Conforming Humanity to Socialist Solidarity” by Berit Kjos, November 2000, http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/TwoSummits.htm. And for more information on the U.N. and its various agendas, check out this website of Berit Kjos (who has done a great deal of research on the subject), including her new 4 part series “Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan & UN Goals” that starts on http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/peace-un.htm.
8. “Road Map towards the implementation of the United Nations Millennium Declaration,” Report of the Secretary-General, United Nations General Assembly, September 6, 2001, http://www.un.org/documents/ga/docs/56/a56326.pdf, p. 7.
9. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, “United Nations Millennium Declaration,” 8th plenary meeting September 8, 2000, http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.htm.
10. “Charter of the United Nations,” http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/.
11. UN Millennium Development Goals, http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/.
12. “The Millennium Messiah and World Change” by Carl Teichrib, January 2005, http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/teichrib/messiah.htm, quoting from New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality by Robert Muller, (Anacortes, Washington: World Happiness and Cooperation, 1993/1982), pp. 126-127. See also “Evangelicals and New Agers Together” by Warren Smith, http://www.erwm.com/EvangelicalsandNewAgers.htm.
13. Foreword by Kofi A. Annan, UN Secretary-General, The Millennium Development Goals Report 2005, United Nations, Published by the United Nations Department of Public Information, May 2005, http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/pdf/MDG%20Book.pdf, p. 3.
14. “Burning with a new purpose” by Jim Remsen, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 26, 2005, http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/2005/06/26/news/editorial/11985718.htm.
15. About the Campaign, The ONE Campaign, http://www.one.org/about.
17. “The Power of ONE: theonecampaign.org,” Bread for the World Institute, http://www.bread.org/get-involved/one-campaign/ONE-20handbook-20low-res.pdf, pp. 2, 3, 12, 6, 9, 8, 11.
18. Ibid., p. 15.
20. “Religious Leaders to Push Action on Hunger” by Kevin Eckstrom, Religion News Service, March 24, 2005, Bread for the World, http://www.bread.org/media/articles/2005/rns_mar_28.htm. (The article is also posted at http://www.catholicvoiceoakland.org/todaysnewsarchives/todaysnewsMar2505.htm.)
22. “Hunger No More: An Interfaith Convocation” – “Faith Leaders Scheduled to Attend,” One Table, Many Voices, http://www.onetableconference.org/faith_leaders.html.
24. “Hunger No More: An Interfaith Convocation,” June 6, 2005, Washington National Cathedral, Program, Bread for the World, http://www.bread.org/about-us/national-gathering/Interfaith-Convocation-Program.pdf. The webcast of this service is also available at Bread for the World, http://www.bread.org/about-us/national-gathering/page.jsp?itemID=28171393.
26. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, The Reappearance of the Christ, Chapter III - World Expectancy, http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/reappearance/reap1013.html.
27. “Thank You & Good News!” by Rick Warren, an e-mail he sent on June 22, 2005.
28. Ibid., quoting the article “G8 hammers out debt relief deal for poor nations” by Sumeet Desai and Brian Love, Reuters, June 11, 2005.
29. Rick Warren, speaker at the Baptist World Centenary Congress -- “Cleansing Water,” July 30, 2005, transcribed from Congress Internet Video Streaming, http://www.bwacongress2005.org.uk/feature.asp?id=832#.
30. “Rick Warren Celebrates Baptist Congress with Message to UK Churches” by Daniel Blake, Christian Today, July 28, 2005, http://www.christiantoday.com/news/church/rick.warren.celebrates.baptist.congress.with.message.to.uk.churches/698.htm.
31. “Focus Group Topics Announced,” Baptist World Congress, Media Release 17 June 2005, Baptist World Alliance, http://www.bwanet.org/News/05apr-jun/focusgrouptopicsannounced.htm.
32. “Carter: global ‘hunger’ for healing outweighs beliefs that divide faiths” by Greg Warner, Associated Baptist Press, Baptist Congress Today, July 31, 2005, Baptist World Alliance, http://www.bwanet.org/Congress/congresstoday31.htm.
33. As quoted in “Baptist World Congress: Christians must unite with those of other faiths to tackle oppression around the globe,” July 27, 2005, Baptist World Centenary Congress, http://www.bwacongress2005.org.uk/information.asp?id=837; (also at http://www.bwanet.org/Congress/congresstoday28d.htm).
34. Rick Warren, speaker at the Baptist World Centenary Congress -- “Cleansing Water,” July 30, 2005, transcribed from http://www.bwacongress2005.org.uk/feature.asp?id=832#.
35. “Carter: global ‘hunger’ for healing outweighs beliefs that divide faiths” by Greg Warner, http://www.bwanet.org/Congress/congresstoday31.htm.
36. Warren Smith, Deceived On Purpose, pp. 14-17.
37. “What Is the Proper Response to Hatred and Violence?” by Neale Donald Walsch, an essay in From the Ashes: A Call to Action—The Spiritual Challenge, Beliefnet Editors, (USA: Rodale Inc., 2001), pp. 19-21.
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