Robert Muller's Totalitarian Utopia: Part 1
Continuing the examination of Robert Muller’s “vision” of spirituality in the future (see previous two posts), a global plan for spiritual control begins to emerge. One can easily imagine Christian believers embracing such a plan if it were couched in Christian terminology. How easy it is to switch the wording around, invent a few new doctrines, or integrate a few new concepts! Indeed, Muller’s plan parallels many dominionist plans for “kingdom” building, a doctrine now widely embraced in evangelicaldom. Muller's language is only minimally different.
It was only a few short years ago when Christian believers had a healthy suspicion about the United Nations and any spiritual entities connected with it. Beloved believer, consider as you read the following excerpts whether these envisioned plans are utopian or totalitarian. Utopian – if it is all about YOUR faith? Totalitarian – if it all about someone imposing THEIR faith on you? Think about it. . . .
“*Every United Nations World Conference receives the input of inter-religious thinking and recommendations.
“*A representative of the World Spirituality Agency is accredited to each official UN meeting, organ, conference, and to every UN specialized agency and world program.
“*Each year the World Spirituality Agency submits a report to the United Nations on the state of spirituality and religiosity in the world and on inter-religious cooperation for a better world.
“*It is now accepted world-wide that spirituality means doing good on earth. As former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold has said, 'Today the way to holiness goes through the world of action.’ The practice of day-end examinations of conscience, of a daily record of the good and bad we have done, has been restored . . . .
“*Spirituality has become a priority for world philanthropy: a World Spiritual Foundation has been created alongside the World Spirituality Agency. Each year world Spiritual Prizes are awarded for outstanding spiritual achievements." (Framework for Preparation for the Year 2000, 1993) [emphases added]
Note the parallels of Muller's "vision" to Rick Warren of Purpose-Driven fame. Warren is now working on a Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan. He is launching a "Second Reformation" which is made up of "works" rather than beliefs. He is partnering with the United Nations to implement his purpose-driven methodology and theology upon the continent of Africa in conjunction with fulfillment of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.
He has worked with The John Templeton Foundation on The Power of Purpose Awards which promote world spirituality.
And he is associated with neo-evangelical vehicles set up to databank and monitor pastors and missionaries across the face of the earth which are offering "technical assistance" that looks ominously like the rise of a global pastoral accreditation agency. [For more information on these points see: http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLMayJune_2005.htm andhttp://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLJulyAugust_2005.htm]
Because there are no longer firm lines of separation between Christian believers and Luciferian futurists such as Robert Muller and his United Nations connections, there is every reason to be concerned about Muller's "vision" and its striking parallels to neo-evangelical implementations.
It was only a few short years ago when evangelical Christians were exceedingly mindful of the difference between believers and heathen. A few verses serve as a stark reminder. Whom do we worship? What fellowship do we have with idolators?
"1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.
2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.” (Psalm 115:1-9)
More tomorrow. . . .