REPORT FROM AUSTRALIA
on the General World Scene
Satan's latest attempt to destroy the Truth of God's Word, and reduce all worship to a pagan, Goddess Mary, Earth centred, dark mystic botch has emerged in the United Religions Initiative 2000 (URI). A powerful figure in this URI is Bishop William Swing, San Francisco's dominant Episcopal bishop. Here in Australia amazing developments have taken place this year, 1997. I have personally been to Melbourne to attend a United Religions' conference, political and religious leaders from our own country, and international religious leaders were there. Written reports have been sent out by our organisation, Endtime Ministries. Christian born-again believers need to understand the facts concerning this plot of Satan's, so that we may pray, witness, warn and exhort with added awareness. We should uncover the works of darkness.
Paul gave warning in his day of those who speak perverse things, he was not ashamed to warn and expose evil doctrine and practices. Here is what Paul says:
"For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse (or corrupt and depraved) things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore WATCH, and REMEMBER, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified." (Acts 20:28-32).
"Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto, and EXHORT you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."
Jude 1:3. Contend = to argue, battle, assert and affirm the truth of the Biblical faith.
The Scriptures have given us vital information in regard to the rise of the Antichrist religion of UNITY of all faiths which will happen in the Last Days. The many prophecies are too numerous for our purposes here, but we will look at just a few. It appears that without a shadow of a doubt what we are encountering in the United Religions for an entire planet, based on paganism, witchcraft, mystical New Age religions and Goddess worship, is the predicted One World Church of the Beast of Revelation. We are living in spectacular times as we speed towards AD 2000, Christians need great discernment and boldness.
II Peter 3:3,4 reveals that those who realise that the days are so evil that Christ Jesus will soon return, will be scoffed at. They will be considered deluded fanatics, this opposition comes from religious leaders today who call themselves "christian": Last Days' scoffers, walking in their own lusts, and saying,
"Where is the promise of His Coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
II Thess.2:3 warns us that there will be a great falling away into apostasy, and that the Day of the Lord will not come UNTIL there come a great falling away FIRST.
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for THAT DAY (the day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
II Peter 2:1,2 warns against FALSE TEACHERS, who will be in the churches, calling themselves Christians.
These will pamper the unsaved church-goer with ear-tickling doctrines which will please them, which are novel, sensational and entertaining. There will a "turning away" to "damnable heresies", MANY will follow their "pernicious ways". "Pernicious ways" = "deadly, fatal, lethal, damaging" ways. MANY will follow like lambs to the butcher.
The Bible warns that there will be an increase in SPIRITISM, as many depart from the faith written in the Biblical Scriptures. I Timothy 4:1 warns that this will happen in the LATTER TIMES (the Last Days of this Dispensation). There will be those who profess to be `christian', who will give heed to SEDUCING SPIRITS and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS.
"Now the spirit SPEAKETH (He gives Divine revelation on the subject) EXPRESSLY (explicitly or exactly) that in the LATTER TIMES some shall depart from the faith (that is, the Body of THE faith in the Word, it does not mean they are saved people who lose their salvation), giving heed to seducing spirits. and doctrines of devils (or demons)." I Timothy 4:1.
The Bible reveals that the phoney "christian" churches will join with all other religions, and make up the One World Church of Satan - in the Latter Days.
"...ALL the world wondered after the Beast. And they (ALL who did not go in the Rapture) WORSHIPPED the DRAGON (a massive religion arises) which gave power unto the beast, saying who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him ( the Beast) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; ...he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven." (Revelation 13:3-6).
This will come to full fruition in the Tribulation period, but the lead up to this is already taking place, the religions of the world are uniting in order to worship a God (or gods) who are NOT the Biblical God! He is Lucifer of the New Age.
If any saved believer was asked," what do you consider the greatest apostasy of all might be?" I'm sure we would agree, that apostasy against the Saving Grace of God and Christ Jesus' death on the Cross, this would fit the bill! There is "another Gospel", which is not another, but an awful perversion of the True Gospel. "Another Gospel", of which we are warned in Galatians 1:6 and II Corinthians 11:4. It may come in a number of deceptive forms, but there is one thing the preachers of "another Gospel" agree upon, they without exception deny the sufficiency of grace alone to save, and to keep the redeemed, and make every saved one perfect. They always add human merit in some way, and never grasp the tremendous glory of the SHED BLOOD OF OUR LORD AT CALVARY.
The Scriptures predict the FUTURE of the visible churches of Christendom as being APOSTASY. But the true Church, the invisible Body of Christ, has quite a different future, one of GLORY. What a contrast! How immensely important to have a GLORY FUTURE and not an APOSTASY FUTURE! Have you been truly born-again?
APOSTASY FUTURE of organised Christendom, the visible churches, is found in Luke 18:8: II Tim. 3:1-8.
"Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"
Read through the II Timothy passage for yourself, it shows perilous times in the Latter Days, terrible evil doers who "have a form of godliness", resisting the Truth, men and women with corrupt and reprobate minds. Reprobate = "no principles" "degenerate" "villainous".
THE GLORY FUTURE of the Invisible Body of Christ is found in Matt.13:36-43; Romans 8:18-23. I Thess.4:14-17. I will quote three verses only:
"Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father, who hath ears to hear, let him hear."
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
"Then we which are ALIVE AND REMAIN shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
What a GLORY the Rapture is, not a cop-out or a wimpish fancy.
WHAT IS THIS UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVE 2000?
If you could view the official United Religions Initiative document I am looking at, you would see it is an invitation. An invitation to ALL religions to unite under the leadership of Theosophical global powers. URI can mean U-you, R-are, I-Invited. You would note on the bottom of the official invitation these three names:
The Rt. Rev. William Swing Bishop, Chancellor, Diocese of California. Mrs. Judith Hollister, Founder of the Temple of Understanding. Dr. Robert Muller, UN Peace University.
If you have studied our Website on One World Schooling - 666, or indeed had done only a reasonable amount of research into the New World Order, you will recognise the name Dr. Robert Muller. He is the father of the World Core educational Curriculum for the globe, with UNESCO. Muller gets his directions from a demon spirit guide Djwhal Khul or D.K., who is supposed to be a 2000 year old Tibetan! Muller often acknowledges the former Secretary General of the UN, U Thant, he too was a follower of the Alice Bailey "Tibetan", D.K.! Muller's book, "New Genesis; Reshaping a Global Spirituality" actually has one chapter entitled "The Reappearance of the Christ." This is the title also of the evil, Luciferian book by the Theosophist, Alice Bailey.
This data on Judith Hollister is from Dr. Dennis Cuddy's (Ph.D.) book, "Now is the Dawning of the anew Age New World Order" p.143
"In 1959, Mrs. J. Dickerman Hollister thought of the idea of a Temple of Under-standing (the term was suggested by Mrs. Ellsworth Bunker, who was the wife of the American ambassador to India). Mrs. Hollister received encouragement from The Ford Foundation that same year, and the next year the syncretistic temple was founded by Juliet Hollister, with partial financing by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The temple listed its "Founding Friends" as including Pope John XXIII, Thomas Merton, U. Thant, the Dalai Lama, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Listed among its advisory council members were Father Thomas Berry, Dr Robert Muller, and Brother David Steindl-Rast."
THEOSOPHISTS, the Vatican and New Age leaders began the Temple of Understanding of the UN, and the Theosophists, Muller and Hollister are on the invitation from the URI.
"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove. rebuke,exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itchy ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.... ...a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."
(II Timothy 4:1-8).