Research and study By: Timothy M. Youngblood
Copyright © The Master's Table
The very definition of unity is to be together; to be at one with each other. In fact unity is the absence of diversity. Diversity is to be divided; not at one with each other. The two terms are contradictory and should never even be considered together like we are finding in the world and Churches. By bringing these two terms together in the way the New World order people are doing is to bring sure destruction to all mankind. If God would not in His love for us intervene in the future we would completely destroy ourselves from the face of the earth. Some may say that is a drastic and irresponsible statement, but if you think it through and read on, you will see my point.
There's many new organizations and terms being used today that are intended to lead people into the New World Order. They say they are involved in a work of unity and love. They say we all need to discuss only those doctrines we can agree on. Ministers that are involved may not openly denounce long standing biblical doctrine, but they will pass over the subject in order to "not offend" some in their congregation. They have come to see that the more diverse their teaching the more people will "join" their Church, and more people equates to more offerings.
Satan wants us to replace our worship of God with the cross or a Madonna as well as other icons. He wants to make us believe that God is just what we see in nature, or some none existing thing except maybe the good and creative minds within ourselves. Satan also wants us to believe that the Kingdom is just within us and not to be given to us at Christ's return! Satan wants us to worship with religion so we will focus on the ceremonies and rituals rather than on God. Another attack that is in the works as of this writing, is to convince people that the Bible is wrong when it speaks of races being inferior or superior or when it speaks of God's wrath that is to come because of our sins. They want people to think that God would never kill people by the thousands or destroy many cities because of disobedience.
They teach a gospel of love in a way that becomes a gospel of tolerance towards sin. Their gospel of love confines itself exclusively to the positive in the Bible, never going to the parts that is pointing out that what we are doing is sin and where we are warned of the consequence of our sins. They say, as long as we are holding Jesus up as the Savior we don't need to be concerned about doctrine. They teach that doctrine divides people and produces hate. These are those Paul warned about in 2 Tim 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."
They begin using nice sayings like "Don't look for flaws as you go through life, It is easy enough to find them. It is wise to be kind, and sometimes blind, even flaws have some virtue behind them." Now this sounds very good on the surface, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with not going around looking for flaws in people. We all have flaws and should never condemningly judge others or be self-righteous. The point that becomes wrong with the above saying is that we should even be willing to become blind to flaws, and that flaws have virtue.
They want you to feel that if you condemn the false doctrine you are condemning
the person speaking, but the truth is when we judge the validity of doctrine
using the inspired Word of God we are not sinning. We should never become blind
to truth for the sake of peace, and to state the truth does not condemn anything
but the false doctrine or the lie. If the person that brought forth the false
doctrine for whatever reason does not correct them self when shown the truth
then that person has condemned him or herself by willful blindness. That is
not your fault, and you should never apologize or feel bad for standing up for
the truth as long as it can be proven in scripture.
As you have seen in the little saying above, they want to get you thinking in the direction of unity and love for all people on earth in a way that makes you feel you have to be blind to fault.. They want you to become "quit pillars" in the Church and let the ministers deal with doctrine. There are many little words they interject into their sermons in order to get us thinking this way. Some of these terms are Center of Universe, Universal, Our Higher power so we will be able to discuss God without the term denoting which god you mean. They say God is "in everything", and all religions worship the same God. Other terms are, Service unites, and Doctrine divides, Live and let live, Diversified, Tolerance, Love, Unity, Unification, Ecumenical goodwill, Evangelism, Evangelistic initiatives, Participation, Separated sisters and brothers, and separated Churches, Compromise, Agree to Disagree, Interfaith, Reform, Faith beyond walls, Interfaith Dialogue, Interfaith Partnership, Building Bridges, and Unity in Diversity.
This last term "Unity-in-Diversity" is becoming a very large movement and is connected to the New Age movement that is connected to many Eastern religions such as the Buddhist. The organization called "Unity-in-Diversity" states "The Purpose of the UDC is to establish and sustain a worldwide coordinating body of individuals, groups, and networks-- to foster the emergence of a new person and civilization based on the dynamic integration of diversity among all peoples and all life." According to Constance Cumbey in his #1 best seller "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow" The General Assembly of the United Nations designated 1965 as "International Cooperation Year" and during that year the first World Festival was held. It was called the "Festival of Human unity" The International Cooperation Council was formed and has sponsored an annual festival since then. In 1979 the "Unity-in-Diversity" Council took over the work of the International Cooperation Council.
They advocate a very dangerous idea of integrating reason and faith, science and religion. They teach that we all should respect the teachings of the prophets and sages of ALL times, religions, and cultures. They want a worldwide society regardless of the many false gods that will be worshipped as a result. You see, Satan is the god that will slip into our lives when he succeeds in overwhelming this world with "Unity-in-Diversity". This type of thinking really takes away our freedoms, while making us think we are gaining freedom. True freedom can only be enjoyed in unified harmony that comes from obeying the laws God has set down for mankind. He is the creator and knows what we need to function with joy, love and peace. The real reason we were created and the way we can function correctly as a whole in harmony with the earth is to love and worship the creator God in heaven. To allow "Unity-in-Diversity" to convince us that we can do whatever we desire and we can just worship any god we please invites total destruction.
This thinking leads to baby's being murdered in the womb under the name of free choice, and schools to become places where our children learn how to become demoralized. Deviant behavior can't be put down because that would get in the way of letting people be themselves. Your Ok, I'm Ok, is the menu our children are being feed and we can't even punish our children for deviant behavior. With the "Unity-in-Diversity" kind of thinking we can't say interracial marriages are wrong. We can't say that same sex marrage is a sin. If we say women should stay in the home so the family will remain strong, we are jumped on by the women's rights crowd. Criminals have become the victims, and the victims, and police have become the criminals. For the sake of unity they say sin is not sin, but just someone's ideas of behavior, and no one has the right to say what is right or what is wrong.
When we bring up the point that truth is truth and all truth comes from God, they say, what is truth? When we show what is truth they say it is just our interpretation of the Bible. Just look at the new calendar we have that has adopted the concept that we must add any ones holiday in. There are more and more pagan god's being worshipped in this country and their days are published for all to have. We as a Nation should have "In god's we trust" instead of "In God we trust". The calendar is a good example as to how this gets out of control. God stated that we should not worship any other, but the true God of heaven.
Witchcraft is considered just another religion that is good and acceptable. Nature worship is their main theme and when we study into ancient religions such as witchcraft we find nature worship in the form of tree, and egg worship. The yule log and fire is also a main form of nature worship in witchcraft. If you studied their books showing witches how to set up their pagan trees and color their sex eggs you would never have anything to do with X-mass, or Easter from then on, because to do so is to accept witchcraft. Witches claim they are good and all the evil that has been attributed to them is false. Well God is the one that stated that they were evil, so I guess they are saying God is a liar.
If our world completely adopts this way of thinking we will soon be in what will be much worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact we can read a scripture from the book of Timothy that describes our time and the days just ahead. "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The list of ungodliness in the above scripture has actually became "cool" to our young people the world over. There is only one way this type of attitude could sweep throughout the entire world and that is by teaching and most people believing we should be able to do whatever we want. That we should be able to worship God any way we want and that what ever we want to be true should be true, and the "Unity-in-Diversity" attitude does just that. No one wants to take responsibility for their actions, and no one wants to be the one to say sin is against God, and man. Not even those that has set themselves up as the ministers of God wants to teach the truth, because they know if they do then people will go else where to hear smooth things. No one wants to teach that going against God's laws will result in our destruction. No one wants to repent.
The most popular way to draw people into a total acceptance of group thinking is to first get them to focus on a single and common goal. This goal must sound good, and on the surface sound like something that any true Christian should never be opposed to. They will make great sounding comments like "We need to do all we can to destroy the barriers and build bridges so we can be together." "The main work we have before us now is to patch up our differences so all God's people will be together." When they get everyone focused and moving in the direction of this unifying movement then they slowly begin to make comments like "Seek understanding of doctrinal differences and agree to disagree on matters of application."
Here's what they tell ministers to do:
"Establish a dialogue between organizations. Seek to learn from other points of view, not just defend your own." "Clearly define doctrinal differences and respect everyone's right to practice his beliefs without criticism or condemnation. "Plan joint activities between church organizations. Begin with social activities. Work toward combined Holy Day services and even combined Sabbath services, especially in areas in which members are few and far between. Establish ground rules such as: Preach on common ground, avoiding issues that could cause offense. Make sure members understand and respect doctrinal differences. Make announcements and give news of all the groups represented. Do not allow put-downs, pressure or proselytizing. "Pursue other joint ventures in publishing, evangelism and educational seminars.
These comments were from John Robinson, "Barnabas Ministries Promotes Bridge-Building Between Groups," In- Transition, March 25, 1996:
Notice there were no mention of the truth and what God has already stated as doctrine! This is what all the ministers in hierarchical systems will teach because it is the only way that keeps people in the system.
Building Bridges: The Ecumenical Movement
Stephen Strang, "A Time to Build Bridges," Charisma, March 1995, Internet article:
Larry Spears, CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, "Reflections on Themes in Servant Leadership," 1996, Internet article: "One of the terrible ironies of human history has been that religion and spiritual beliefs have been at the root of many wars, discrimination against groups of people, and hatred between both individuals and nations. Over the past several thousand years of human existence a great many injustices have occurred because of the unwillingness of various peoples to embrace diversity of thought and beliefs." "The ecumenical movement among religious denominations in America, in this century, has been a noble attempt to build bridges between diverse, denominationally-based beliefs, and to seek to identify those areas of shared core beliefs upon which all can agree. While ecumenism has met with resistance in some quarters, the ecumenical movement has gone a long way toward helping to establish acceptance of diverse spiritual views as the norm, instead of the arrogant notion that one must accept only a static understanding of the nature of spirituality."
Building Bridges: The New Age Movement
Bay Area Earth Day '98 Internet home page, "A Sense of Place: Bringing Earth Day Home," 1997: "With Earth Day 1998 approaching on April 22, this gathering was called to involve faith-based communities more fully in the celebration of Earth Day and participation in activities of the Bay Area Earth Day Coalition. It was agreed that the long range purpose was to create an organization that brings religious congregations and other faith-based communities into cooperation on Earth Day events and other environmental concerns year-round. The name chosen at the initial meeting was Sacred Place Connections. This new organization will seek to build bridges among environmental organizations and faith-based groups, congregations, councils of churches, ministerial associations, etc." Ed Decker, "The Gathering at Salem," Saints Alive in Jesus Ministry Newsletter, March-April 1999, Internet article:
Building Bridges: The Masons
The Masonic Service Organization of North America sells a bulletin about Masonry titled "Men Who Build Bridges -- Not Walls." C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33º Mason, Sovereign Grand Commander of Freemasonry, foreword to Rex R. Hutchens' book A Bridge to Light, 1995: "The apex of our [Freemasonry] teachings has been the Rituals of our Degrees and 'Morals and Dogma,' written by our beloved Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike."
Building Bridges: The Seventh-day Adventists
Dennis Costella, "The One World Church Is Coming Together," Foundation Magazine, May June 1998, Internet article: "In the early 1980s, the WCC sponsored a dialogue project that was purported to be 'a major advance on the ecumenical journey.' The resulting 'Lima Text,' an agreed statement on 'Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry,' brought together theologians representing Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, Adventist and Pentecostal belief systems in order to find and articulate common ground." "Consider the prevailing attitudes and aspirations of the typical 'religious person' in the present. Does not conventional wisdom say Christians need to tear down all denominational walls and build bridges of unity among all 'Christians'? Is not this ecumenical shift heading toward Rome?" Greg McLaughlin, pastor, "Calvary Contender," April 1, 1997, Internet article:
"The Building Bridges effort is having the desired effect of bringing brethren together,' said Mr. Green, who opened the meeting with prayer and welcomed the group. Gary Pettit of Atkins, Ark., introduced Dave Havir of the independent United Church of God Big Sandy (Texas). "'In his opening statements, Mr. Havir assured us he does not care where we attend or what we believe, that he attacks concepts, not people,' Mr. Green said." "'Mr. Havir also said, "Wall builders are causing division, not bridge builders."'"
Karen Ray writes:
"In the Old Testament, Nehemiah is an outstanding example of a Godly wall builder. A careful reading of the entire Book of Nehemiah will be a great blessing and encouragement to those who, like Nehemiah, have a sincere desire to be faithful to God even in these perilous times." "Nehemiah's enemies continued to harass and seek to intimidate these godly wall-builders (4:1-3), but they wisely recognized the necessity of both prayer and watchfulness (4:9), and continued their God-ordained wall-building work even though that meant holding a weapon in one hand and a building tool in the other (4:17, 18)."
"In Nehemiah, chapter five, the enemies of God's people tried a new tactic -- they proposed a conference to discuss possible reconciliation (5:1, 2) but Nehemiah's consistent refusal to fall into the enemy's trap (5:3, 4) is a good and Scriptural example of how true believers should respond to similar tactics being used today by enemies of the Gospel. Although material walls of the kind Nehemiah and his co-workers built are no longer necessary, there is a greater need today than ever before to recognize the absolute necessity of building, maintaining and repairing all God-ordained spiritual walls. This is not easy to do in a day when the cry of the world as well as the foolish echo heard in most churches today is, 'Down with all walls. We need to build bridges rather than walls.' All kinds of false accusations are being made against God's wall builders today, just as they were in the days of Nehemiah. Misled by false teachers and disobedient brethren, His people are being called, 'outdated,' 'selfish,' 'unloving,' -- yes, even 'unChristian.' God's wall-builders are being accused of pride, jealousy and stubbornness." "Can anyone doubt that we are living in the last days before the return of Jesus Christ?" "Let us be faithful in our own situation and then let us do whatever we can to encourage those of like faith and conviction to stand and keep standing until our Lord returns."
Topical Bible Studies
Some teach that Doctrine is not truth:
Below is a quote from a minister who stated that doctrine was not truth. We can see by his quote here where he went wrong. "Doctrine, on the other hand, is not "the Truth." Doctrine is our best approximation of the truth. It is what we have decided to teach and therefore doctrine is man made. No human being, nor any church, can claim to have discovered perfect truth. As long as we are human, we can make mistakes, and it is patently wrong not to acknowledge our fallibility in our doctrines. The number of changes we have had to make in our teachings over time is witness to our imperfection and fallibility in doctrine."
This is very evident by the fact that the apostles were men as we are and they allowed the Holy Spirit of God to work in them and they knew and understood the true doctrines. The truth is that when men make the statement that "As long as we are human, we can make mistakes," referring to the word of God, they are trying to justify their lack of yielding to the teachings of the Holy Spirit. They may not even have the Holy Spirit that teaches us all things as Jesus stated in John 14:26. "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, It will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."
Doctrine that is not of God is false doctrine, and when men state that doctrine divides with out truthfully stating that false doctrine is what divides; these men are without understanding, or they are trying to do away with true doctrine so they can lead people into the coming beast system.
Let's look at some scriptures that show where true doctrine comes from. John 7:16-17, "Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority." If Jesus would not change the doctrine God the Father gave Him to speak then man needs to be very careful not to change it, or they will become false ministers and enemies of the great God. The question is; do they want to do God's will or their own will? Do they want to teach the doctrine that comes from God that's given by His Spirit, or do they want to teach their own doctrines?
Those who teach that doctrine is not truth are themselves not of the truth and needs to be exposed so they can't deceive. They hate this type of study because it shines a light on their deception. If a minister has stated that doctrine is not truth without realizing what he was doing then someone needs to help him see the truth so he can repent and return to God.
This minister has also tried to place doctrine in the same category with policy, Quote: "Church organizations, that are even now struggling over their rules, would benefit by declaring that they are not attempting to rule the church, but merely to govern the organization. Then a person who disagrees with policy can still be a member of the church as long as he works within the policy. Since no claim of divine privilege is made for policy, one is not deemed to be rebellious because he disagrees with policy and tries to change it. Since no claim of Eternal Truth is made for our doctrines, then a person who disagrees with one or more of them need not be considered a heretic. Who knows, he may be the harbinger of a better understanding."
This is very deceptive and can break down all true teaching on true doctrine because he is not making the distinction between the doctrines of God or the doctrines of man, and demons. His statement that no claim of Eternal truth is made for OUR doctrines is true when speaking of man's doctrines. By not making a distinction he is reducing the true doctrines of God down to mere policy of men for the purpose of governing the church. This minister is in great error and should not be taken seriously unless he repents. It seems that he does not understand where Satan wants to lead God's people or he does know and is a part of it. God is the final Judge. Remember, those that are the enemy of the truth teach that "service unites, and doctrine divides".
We have already seen that what comes from the Father in heaven is truth and is also doctrine. It's sound doctrine if it comes from God and to say otherwise is to say God is lying. The Gospel Jesus brought is from God and is also true doctrine. Baptism, laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit, the teachings of the resurrection, the teaching and commands from God concerning the Sabbath as all commands from God are truth and is true doctrine. And we have seen that we should hold fast to the true doctrines of God as recorded in Titus 1:7-9 "For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
The coming beast system:
"The coming beast system will consist of four parts. 1) Political, 2) Religious, 3) Economic, and 4) Military. If you do an independent study on each system you will find that they are using the same terms in their dialog, and the same tactics of infiltration for the purpose of controlling the system. They all use the slogan "Unity-in-diversity" in one way or the other. Each system is hierarchical and has been taken over from the top down. Each one is also merging with their counterparts in order to become one large order, and when all mergers and takeovers are complete, all four systems will become unified into a one world system giving their power to (As prophecy notes) the little horn. What we are witnessing is a redistribution, and unification of wealth, power, and control of all systems that are necessary for the unification of all Nations. That is why laws, currency, Military forces, and religion are involved. This can't be accomplished under a free system such as a true Democratic Republic. I believe we are fast headed into what I refer to as a "Socialistic Democratic Republic". It will in fact be a Socialistic Republic but will not look like one and people will think they are in a Democratic Republic because they can still vote."
The point of this paper is to continue to make us aware of the coming beast system and the deception that is sweeping this world. If we stay close to Jesus our savior we will be able to stay alert to the cunning attempts by Satan and those working with him to take our eternal life and the hope we have in Jesus. Remember, if we choose this world and it's coming system over God we will be accepting the mark of the beast, and if we come to love and worship the beast we will receive condemnation. Please take this to heart for the saving of your eternal reward in Christ as He has promised all those that will not reject Him. Unity comes when mankind obeys God the creator and does not accept man's doctrine for any reason. We must stay focused on true doctrine and be united with Christ and never forget that no matter how it is presented to us, diversity is just that, DIVIDED.
See... Just what is the Church?
And Ecumenical Just what is it?
In Jesus' service
Timothy M. Youngblood