“One God,” Many Paths
“The Religions are the Tributaries of One Great River”
“This concept [of unification] … does involve the development of a universal public consciousness which realizes the unity of the whole … It requires simply the recognition that all formulations of truth and of belief are only partial in time and space, and are temporarily suited to the temperaments and conditions of the age and race. Those who favor some particular approach to the truth will nevertheless achieve the realization that other approaches and other modes of expression and terminologies, and other ways of defining deity can be equally correct and in themselves constitute aspects of a truth which is greater and vaster than man’s present equipment can grasp and express.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Emphasis added)1
One thing leads to another in the (New Age) New Spirituality’s larger understanding of “truth.” Since “the One Truth” is believed to underlie every religion, they are all considered to be on different but equally valid paths (approaches) to God. This “unity in diversity” allows for everyone to keep their own theology and doctrinal convictions and worship “styles” as their own portion and expression of the “fullness of truth.” This is the New Spirituality’s false gospel of Oneness: “We are all one. Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.”
This Oneness is found in Theosophy (part of the “Ancient Wisdom”) taught by both Alice Bailey and H. P. Blavatsky. It includes the following widespread principles listed by the Blavatsky Net Foundation:
● “Brotherhood is a fact in nature. We are ONE at the highest spiritual component of our nature. We are sparks from one flame.”
● “The religions of the world are branches on the tree whose trunk is the one ancient - once universal - wisdom religion. The religions are the tributaries of one great river.”
● “Humanity’s potential is infinite and every being has a contribution to make toward a grander world. We are all in it together. We are one.” (Emphasis added)2
It isn’t the message and Kingdom of God that are growing in popularity, but rather of the god of this world—the same god that enticed all to come together as ONE to build the tower of Babel.
“The day is dawning when all religions win [sic] be regarded as emanating from one great spiritual source; all will be seen as unitedly providing the one root out of which the universal world religion will inevitably emerge. Then there will be neither Christian nor heathen, neither Jew nor Gentile, but simply one great body of believers, gathered out of all the current religions. They will accept the same truths, not as theological concepts but as essential to spiritual living; they will stand together on the same platform of brotherhood and of human relations; they will recognize divine sonship and will seek unitedly to cooperate with the divine Plan … Such a world religion is no idle dream but something which is definitely forming today.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Bold added)3
The Master Deceiver’s Plan is indeed forming today. He is achieving tremendous success in neutralizing today’s Christianity. A poll conducted in early August 2005 for Newsweek and Beliefnet asked the question, “Can a good person who isn’t of your religious faith go to heaven or attain salvation, or not?” And 68% of Evangelical Protestants and 83% of Non-Evangelical Protestants answered, “YES”! There was virtually no difference between Evangelicals and Non-Christians of whom 73% answered, “Yes.”4
This is clearly indicative of the current departure from the faith (not a “spiritual awakening”) in the new broad-minded “Christianity.” This new “Christianity” that believes the world does not need to change its ways also believes that the world doesn’t even need to change its religion (faith). The world can stay in whatever religious faith—whatever path to God—it wants and just add a “relationship” with God to it.
“I’m not talking about a religion this morning. Okay? You may be Catholic or Protestant or Buddhist or Baptist or Muslim or Mormon or Jewish or Jain, or you have no religion at all. I’m not interested in your religious background. Because God did not create the universe for us to have religion. He came for us to have a relationship with him.” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)5
“One day we’re gonna stand before God and he is going to ask two questions. The first question is, ‘What did you do with my Son Jesus Christ?’ Not ‘What religion were you?’ Not what denomination, not what background, where did you go to church. We were created for a relationship, not a religion - not rituals, not rules, not regulations.” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)6
“I have known many people who believe in the Messiah of Jesus, regardless of what religion they are, because they believe in him. It’s about a relationship, not a religion. You’ve heard this many times.” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)7
In both the (New Age) New Spirituality and the Purpose-Driven Paradigm, doctrinal views (theological creeds) and the faith of Christianity are irrelevant:
“One day you will stand before God, and he will do an audit of your life, a final exam, before you enter eternity.… God won’t ask about your religious background or doctrinal views.” (PDL; p. 34; emphasis added)
“What is this church of Christ? It is constituted of the sumtotal of all those in whom the life of Christ or the Christ-consciousness is to be found or is in process of finding expression; it is the aggregation of all who love their fellowmen, because to love one’s fellowmen is the divine faculty which makes us full members of Christ’s community. It is not the accepting of any historical fact or theological creed which places us en rapport with Christ.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Emphasis added)8
“The Christ has no religious barriers in His consciousness. It matters not to Him of what faith a man may call himself.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Emphasis added)9
“I happen to know people who are followers of Christ in other religions.” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)10
Clearly, the message has changed! Rick Warren’s various statements render one’s religion irrelevant, even though he has acknowledged that all religions “have a different way to get to God”:
“I would say I am more interested in having a relationship with God than a religion. To me, I define religion as man’s attempt to get to God. And I have studied all the major religions … and they all just have a different way to get to God. Now, they are – anybody who has studied religions knows that they are mutually exclusive.” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)11
Incidentally, Rick Warren has said, “Because I had been raised in a Christian home, I rejected it all, and I decided to study the religions of the world. I actually moved to Japan, and I studied Buddhism, Shintoism, Hinduism. I studied all the religions of the world.”12 Then he should know that religions aren’t just a “different way to get to God,” they follow different gods!
At the BWA’s Centenary Congress, where the recurrent theme was “unity, unity, unity,”13 the following statements were made by Jimmy Carter and Rick Warren:
“One of the world’s most prominent Baptists, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, said the desire for oneness is a powerful force for global good. Differences of belief -- even among Muslims, Jews and Christians -- are outweighed by a common commitment ‘to truth …’ Carter said.” (Emphasis added)14
“Many people are ‘too glib’ in claiming the label of ‘Christian.’ If instead people define a ‘Christian’ as ‘a little Christ,’ it would have more meaning and produce more Christ-like behavior, he [Carter] said.” (Emphasis added)15
“I don’t see many people interested in Christendom. But I see a lot of people interested in God.” —Rick Warren16
First, as is increasingly evidenced, not even professing Christians are still interested in Christendom. They and the world prefer Oneness because its relativism allows them to follow the path of their choice on the “label” (religion) of their choice. “The desire for oneness” clearly shows the world is not interested in the true and living God or in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Incidentally, it is the reducing of Christ to a universal “example” that leads to the anti-Christ belief that people can become “little Christs.” The definition of “Christian” is broadening, true to the Master Deceiver’s Plan:
“It is here that the Church, as usually understood, meets its major challenge. Is it spiritual enough to let go of theology and … widen its horizon and recognize as truly Christian all who demonstrate the Christ spirit, whether they be Hindu, Mohammedan, or Buddhist, whether they are labeled by any name other than that of orthodox Christian?” —Alice Bailey (Emphasis added)17
Second, for all intents and purposes, when the beliefs and doctrines (which include theology) of all the different religions are bypassed as irrelevant, the following occurs:
• All gods become “one God” with different names and manifestations.
• Christianity is reduced to “merely another way” to Christ, or God.
The new gospel of Oneness is spreading, regardless of whether it is recognized as such, and regardless of whether it is deliberate. It is the (New Age) New Spirituality’s relativism that says there are many paths to Christ so it doesn’t matter which faith a person is in. God’s absolute truth makes it clear that believing and obeying the faith is nonnegotiable.
“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name.” (Romans 1:3-5)
Furthermore, it is the Master Deceiver who is behind the lie that Jesus Christ is known by different names in the different religions (faiths). Contrarily, Jesus Christ is the only name given among men that saves. He does not appear as anyone else in any other religion.
“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10-12)
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
There is no other way, no other truth, no other life, and no other name by which we can approach God. The Lord Jesus Christ is neither “a better way” nor “another way;” He is the only way.
“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” (Ephesians 1:20-21)
It really speaks to the lateness of the hour that professing Christians actually believe that people on a false way in a false religion with false theology and false doctrines about false gods can still be a follower and believer of the Lord Jesus Christ, can still have a relationship with God, and can still go to heaven and attain salvation! If that doesn’t reveal the dire state of Christianity’s scriptural illiteracy today, then what does?
The dire consequences of today’s “whole new way of thinking and acting” are already clearly seen in the next generation.
“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” (Isaiah 9:16)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hosea 4:6)
“The new world religion is nearer than many think, and this is due to two things: first, the theological quarrels are mainly over non-essentials, and secondly, the younger generation is basically spiritual but quite uninterested in theology.” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Emphasis added)18
“In his book, Third Millennium Teens, Barna revealed this stunning fact: 63 percent of church-going, supposedly Christian teens said they believed ‘Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and all other people pray to the same God, even though they use different names for their god.’
“In other critical areas of Christian doctrine – e.g., the divinity of Christ, the resurrection, the reality of absolute truth – the majority of church-going teenagers simply do not hold to views that are orthodox.…
“Unless Christian leaders want to contemplate a future – much like that unfolding in Europe – in which their youth abandon Christianity in droves, there must be a brutally honest re-examination of how we do church.” (Bold added)19
“We need a new Reformation.… But this Reformation will be different.… It’s not about creeds, it’s about deeds.… You see, we know all the right things. We don’t need a Reformation of belief.… So we need a Reformation of not creeds but deeds, not beliefs but behavior, to be doers of the word. It’s not about our message. We know what our message is. It’s about our mission, and will we be the church.” —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)20
Exactly what is that message?!
Uniting All Gods into ONE Through Interfaith Prayer Services
On September 13, 2005, Rick Warren took his message to the United Nations. An “interfaith prayer breakfast” was held for its dignitaries and delegates who had gathered for the United Nations 60th Anniversary World Summit 2005.
According to The Christian Post, Rick Warren assured “the hundred or so world leaders who gathered to hear the famed preacher” that “I’m not here to talk about religion. I’m here to talk about a relationship with God.” He “comforted” the delegates “who represented various faith traditions” “by telling them to trust God.”21
Which God?! When no clear dichotomy is made between their religion (faith) and the truth, each religion hears “relationship with God” and “trust God” and “God is love,” and even “love God” and “love your neighbor,” according to the dictates of their own religion’s false doctrines and false god. Comforting people in their false religions is the purpose of interfaith services. This doesn’t lead to conviction of sin, repentance, or belief, apart from which they can never receive the eternal comfort and love of God which are in Christ Jesus our Lord (e.g., see Romans 8:39; John 16:27; 14:21-23).
Yet in a Paradigm that is much more about what you do than what you believe, different religious backgrounds are irrelevant. As a result, it matters less and less which God or which Jesus or which Christ (Jesus and Christ are typically separated by the world), if any, a person believes in.
Rick Warren did tell them that Jesus is God,22 but what he said in lieu of the Gospel of Christ boggles the mind to even know where to begin in addressing it. What message did “America’s pastor” take to the U.N. delegates and world leaders?:
“He [God] came to earth, why? Well, as a human being, me trying to understand God would be like an ant trying to understand the Internet. An ant doesn’t have the brain capacity to understand the Internet. If God had wanted to communicate to cows he could have become a cow. If he wanted to communicate to birds he could have become a bird. If he wanted to communicate to monkeys he could have become a monkey. But God wanted to communicate to us human beings so he became one of us. Now, I look at Jesus Christ and go, ‘Oh, that’s what God is like.’” [!] —Rick Warren (Emphasis added)23
Cutting holes that are large enough for the world to slip through into the message of why God came to earth does not leave the message unchanged! Regardless of what Rick Warren himself believes, not only does his statement to this interfaith group of world leaders defy just plain sense, it defies scriptural knowledge and the true reason our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, came to earth, which is the core of the true Gospel of Christ.
God did not come to earth because He wanted to “communicate” with man. God has been communicating with man ever since man was created in the Garden of Eden, thousands of years before the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth! God’s faithful followers have even described “what God is like” in His Holy Scriptures for thousands of years, and the Lord God says He does not change (e.g., see Malachi 3:6). And given God’s all-powerful, all-knowing nature, He sure doesn’t need to come to earth as a monkey or any other creature in order to “communicate” with animals!
The Lord Jesus Christ came to earth in the flesh of man specifically to become the Saviour of the world by shedding His blood for the sins of mankind because without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins:
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners …” (1 Timothy 1:15)
“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” (1 John 4:14)
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.” (1 John 3:5)
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Hebrews 2:9)
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)
“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22)
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)
Under God’s first covenant He required the sacrifice of animals, including of the “cow” family, for forgiveness of sins. But their sacrifice only provided temporary remission so needed to be repeated (e.g., see Hebrews 10:1-3). Yet the blood of the perfect and eternal Lord Jesus Christ, in the flesh of man, eternally finished the work of the atonement. Believers in Him have been set free from their sins and its penalty of death.
“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.… Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:4-6, 9-10)
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things … but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” (1 Peter 1:18-21)
To be the perfect, sinless sacrifice without blemish and spot that qualified as an eternal payment for the sins of mankind, the perfect and eternal Lord God had to manifest in the flesh as a man and live a sinless life as a man. Given the true reason for His coming, there was never any option about God coming as anything but a man! The “cow” family and other animals were already insufficient sacrifices. Besides, what kind of savior or lord would a cow or monkey be?! Yet at the same time, what seeds of unity might Rick Warren’s statement have sown with those in religions (faiths) whose god has taken the form of an animal, and even a cow?
This whole quote is stunning and reveals the lengths today’s leaders will go in “whatever it takes” to fulfill their own purposes. All-important interfaith unity unravels when the true message is given regarding Who the Lord Jesus Christ is and why He came to earth. Consequently, for the sake of unity the new definition of the “Great Commission” appears to be, “Go ye into all the world, but avoid preaching the gospel at all costs, or every creature will be offended . . .”
Although Rick Warren mentioned John 14:6 to the interfaith gathering, presenting Jesus as God Who merely came to “communicate” with man shows little to no difference between Him and the false gods who are in “communication” with their own religious devotees. Nothing was said about why Jesus is the only way or about the necessity of believing in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to even have a “relationship with God.” Besides, it no longer matters in today’s “Christianity” which religion—which pathway—people take to their “relationship” with God. It was to these interfaith delegates that Rick Warren said:
“I’m not talking about a religion this morning. Okay? You may be Catholic or Protestant or Buddhist or Baptist or Muslim or Mormon or Jewish or Jain, or you have no religion at all. I’m not interested in your religious background. Because God did not create the universe for us to have religion. He came for us to have a relationship with him.” —Rick Warren24
Remember, in the purpose-driven “final exam” “God won’t ask about your religious background or doctrinal views” (PDL; p. 34).
The Lord Jesus Christ is ours as the way and the truth and the life through faith in the truth. Apart from the doctrine of Christ given to us in “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3) we don’t have God, let alone any relationship with Him (see 2 John 1:9).
The irreconcilable difference between religions and true Christianity is that the other faiths (which have no commitment to the truth) worship a different god. The divide between the narrow way and the broad way is eternal. It can only seemingly be bridged at the cost of betraying the truth.
No, this isn’t about religion and what a person believes. It is about relationships through purpose and what a person does. In his closing prayer for the United Nations attendees of different religious backgrounds, Rick Warren prayed:
“And Father, I know that there are some here today who have been living a good life, not realizing that there’s even a far better life, a life of purpose – a life of purpose and peace and power.… I pray that today many will step across the line to a better life, a life of purpose and power and peace.” (Emphasis added)25
Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ is not of primary importance in this Purpose-Driven Paradigm which says, “The greatest tragedy is … life without purpose” (PDL; p. 30). Who you are and what you do is given greater importance than the doctrine of Christ which tells us Who He is and what He did and does. Religion (theology/doctrine) doesn’t matter anymore to a world in which interfaith unity is presenting all religions (faiths) as equally valid paths to God, purpose, and peace.
The United Nations, which is very plainly ruled by the god of this world, is working very diligently toward bringing about global interfaith unity in the pursuit of its own purpose and power and manmade peace. Its underlying principles and purposes coincide with Satan’s Plan for the world.26
If anything, the United Nations needs to be addressed by a mighty man of God, like the prophets of old, not with comfort and gratitude! Yet, The Christian Post reported in its article titled, “Rick Warren Speaks about Purpose at United Nations” that “he thanked them for the work they do.”27 In addition, Rick Warren’s closing prayer also included the following:
“First of all, I pray for every person here involved in the activities in the week ahead, that you give them – bless them, I pray with physical strength and emotional strength and spiritual strength to handle the rigors of the mission that you’ve called them to.” —Rick Warren28
In essence, prayers for the United Nations to be successful in its work are asking God to bless the devil’s work, which is never a mission God calls people to! Ingrid Schlueter, producer and co-host of VCY America’s Crosstalk Radio Talk Show, talked with a representative from the Christian Embassy (“an offshoot of Campus Crusade for Christ”), which sponsored this interfaith prayer breakfast for U.N. delegates. He told her that this organization “exists at the UN, not to proselytize, but to ‘serve those at the UN and help them be successful’”!29
This is all way beyond bidding them God speed, which results in partaking of its evil deeds (see 2 John 1:11). Yet support of the United Nations and its goals was the reason for this interfaith prayer breakfast. This is the result when Purpose is elevated above the Lord God. The Christian Post reported:
“Days before the largest gathering of world leaders in history, U.N. ambassadors were struggling to overcome deep divisions on how to tackle extreme poverty, enhance human rights and approach global security in the 21st century.
“Meanwhile, Christians were asking, ‘Are we missing the bigger picture?’
“‘That’s why a prayer breakfast to call on the Almighty God is a good idea,’ said the Executive Director of Christian Embassy, John Austin. ‘Is there a perspective that we’re missing?’
“For Austin, successful anti-poverty measures must involve a perspective that teaches the intrinsic value and worth of each person.
“‘Unless you approach the problem of poverty holistically and allow for the spiritual perspective that flows out of your view of God, creation, and human dignity, you just stand a much poorer chance of success,’ he said.” (Emphasis added)30
Speaking to people in different religions (faiths) as if all worship and trust the same “God” is not about the Lord God or His purposes. In fact, this perspective impedes calling on the Almighty God of truth. In reality, an unholy interfaith prayer breakfast prays to the false gods of the different religions (whether out loud or silently).
Furthermore, allowing different religions (faiths) to keep their own spiritual perspective of their own view of “God” does not bring success, unless success is defined as keeping people off the narrow way of life! It does, however, achieve further success for the Master Deceiver and his Plan:
“There is today in the world a very large number of those who fundamentally believe in the brotherhood of religions. Though the unintelligent masses everywhere have little or no idea of things spiritual, they can be more easily brought to believe in the one God and to the idea of a universal faith than to any other idea.…
“Soon we shall have the inner structure of a world-faith so clearly defined in the minds of many thousands …” —Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul (Emphasis added)31
The masses are being driven to darkness. To say that Christians are “missing the bigger picture” is a tremendous understatement!
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1. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, A Treatise on White Magic, Rule Ten - The New Group of World Servers, (Caux, Switzerland: Netnews Association and/or its suppliers, 2002), http://www.netnews.org -- http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/magic/magi1172.html.
2. “Checklist of Some Principles of Theosophy,” Blavatsky Net Foundation, http://www.blavatsky.net/theosophy/theosophy-checklist.htm.
3. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, Problems of Humanity, Chapter V - The Problem of the Churches, III. The Essential Truths, http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/problems/prob1056.html.
4. Newsweek/Beliefnet Poll Results, Beliefnet, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/173/story_17353_1.html?rnd=39. The Poll was “conducted for Newsweek/ Beliefnet by Princeton Survey Research Associates on August 2-4, 2005.”
5. United Nations, Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, September 2005, transcribed from the audio of Rick Warren’s message available at Lighthouse Trails Research Project, “The New Missiology—Keep Your Own Religion, Just Add Jesus” at http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newmissiology.htm; below Rick Warren’s quote -- “Listen to entire transcript.”
6. As quoted in “Rick Warren: ‘God Didn’t Need Us, He Wanted Us,’” part one of a two-part interview with Rick Warren, by David Kuo, Beliefnet, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/177/story_17737.html.
7. Interview with Rick Warren, CNN Larry King Live, Aired December 2, 2005, Transcript, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0512/02/lkl.01.html.
8. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, The Reappearance of the Christ, Chapter IV - The Work of the Christ Today and in the Future, http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/reappearance/reap1020.html.
9. Ibid., Chapter III - World Expectancy, http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/reappearance/reap1018.html.
10. Aspen Ideas Festival, The Aspen Institute, July 6, 2005, “Discussion: Religion and Leadership,” with David Gergen and Rick Warren, http://www.aspeninstitute.org/site/c.huLWJeMRKpH/b.901097/k.C0C7/Agenda.htm. Transcribed from the audio available at Lighthouse Trails Research Project, http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newsletternovember05.htm.
11. Rick Warren’s public address, “Election 2004: a New Spiritual Awakening,” March 9, 2005, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/press/press%20releases/2005/warren_030705.htm. Transcribed from the audio available at The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America, at http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/saguaro/.
12. As quoted in Discussion “Myths of the Modern Mega-Church,” May 23, 2005, the Pew Forum’s biannual Faith Angle conference on religion, politics and public life, Event Transcript, http://pewforum.org/events/index.php?EventID=80.
13. “A World of Baptists” by Greg Warner, Associated Baptist Press, 8/5/05, The Baptist Standard, http://www.baptiststandard.com/postnuke/index.php?module=htmlpages&func=display&pid=3720; quoting Denton Lotz, BWA General Secretary.
15. “Carter: global ‘hunger’ for healing outweighs beliefs that divide faiths” by Greg Warner, Associated Baptist Press, Baptist Congress Today, July 31, 2005, http://www.bwanet.org/Congress/congresstoday31.htm.
16. As quoted in “Rick Warren: Global Baptists ‘are all in this together’” by Trennis Henderson, Western Recorder, Baptist Congress Today, July 30, 2005, http://www.bwanet.org/Congress/congresstoday29f.htm.
17. Alice Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary, Chapter Seven - Our Immediate Goal, The Founding of the Kingdom, http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/bethlehem/beth1083.html.
18. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Section II - The General World Picture, http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/externalisation/exte1087.html.
19. “A Strange Faith -- Are Church-Going Kids Christian?” by Ed Vitagliano, news editor of AFA Journal, November/December 2005 issue, reprinted in AgapePress, November 15, 2005, http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/11/152005a.asp.
20. 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#.
21. As quoted and reported in “Rick Warren Speaks about Purpose at United Nations” by Rhoda Tse, The Christian Post, September 14, 2005, http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1835/section/rick.warren.speaks.about.purpose.at.united.nations/1.htm.
22. United Nations, Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, September 2005, transcribed from the audio available at http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newmissiology.htm.
26. Regarding the underlying beliefs of the United Nations, see http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles.html; and “The New World Religion” by William F. Jasper, The New American, September 23, 2002 issue, http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2002/09-23-2002/vo18no19_religion.htm. See also “Will You Live under ‘The Earth Charter’?” by Dennis L. Cuddy, NewsWithViews.com, January 11, 2006, at http://www.newswithviews.com/Cuddy/dennis54.htm; and “The Unholy Blend of Politics and Religion” at http://www.inplainsite.org/html/Page13a_political.html. The websites of the United Nations and the various organizations under its umbrella are very eye-opening themselves.
27. “Rick Warren Speaks about Purpose at United Nations” by Rhoda Tse, http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1835/section/rick.warren.speaks.about.purpose.at.united.nations/1.htm.
28. United Nations, Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, September 2005, transcribed from the audio available at http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newmissiology.htm.
29. “*Update* Rick Warren at the United Nations” by Ingrid Schlueter, Slice of Laodicea, September 15, 2005, http://www.sliceoflaodicea.com/archives/2005/09/update_rick_war.php.
30. “Rick Warren Speaks about Purpose at United Nations” by Rhoda Tse, http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1835/section/rick.warren.speaks.about.purpose.at.united.nations/1.htm.
31. Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul, Esoteric Psychology I, Section Two - I. The Seven Creative Builders, the Seven Rays, http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/psychology1/psyc1053.html.
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