Monday, June 19, 2006

GONNA SAVE THE WORLD!


Calling all religions, liberal politicians, Emergents (you know who you are), and enlightened citizens of the the global community. Come discover the answers to all of the world's woes. Here they are to save all mankind's (oops, I mean humankind's) problems. You won't want to miss THIS OPPORTUNITY:

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More than 500 people from 40 states are coming next week (June 26-28) to Pentecost 2006: Building a Covenant for a New America. Don't miss your chance to take your faith deeper by building the faith-based movement to overcome poverty.

"The moral imperative for overcoming poverty calls us to move beyond empty promises and lack of will – beyond the politics of blame to a politics of solutions. It is time for all leaders to move from sound bites to sound vision; from debates to dialogue; from rhetoric to results. Overcoming poverty must become a nonpartisan agenda and a bipartisan cause. It’s time to build a Covenant for a New America.

Join hundreds of church leaders, lay leaders, social service providers, and activists young and old for three days of putting faith into actionto build the movement to overcome poverty in the U.S. and throughout the world."

Speakers include:

Sen. Barack Obama
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Sen. Sam Brownback
Sen. Blanche Lincoln
Sen. Rick Santorum
Sen. Olympia Snowe*
Rep. James Clyburn
Rep. Rosa DeLauro*
Chairman Howard Dean*
Chairman Ken Mehlman*
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund
John Carr, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Rev. Tony Campolo, Eastern University
Rev. Sharon Watkins, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Rev. Cheryl Sanders, Third Street Church of God, Howard University
Rev. Glenn Palmberg, Christian Reformed Church
Rev. Noel Castellanos, Christian Community Development Association
Rev. Brian McLaren, Cedar Ridge Community Church
Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners-Call to Renewal
*invited

See you there!

Peace,
The Sojourners/Call to Renewal Staff

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You won't see me there. You won't see me within a hundred miles of this one.

Check out this excerpt:

"The conference will also serve as the launch of a new initiative, the “Covenant for a New America,” a solutions-based agenda for overcoming poverty that transcends ideology".

Doesn't that sound a little eerie?

This is sort of like a New Reformation/U.S. Declaration/church-state duel effort combination/political/environmental humanitarian/ecumenical thing...I guess.

How appropriate for today.

-KTO

3 Comments:

Blogger carla said...

What? Wasn't the P.E.A.C.E. Plan man himself invited to the Covenant party?

1:14 AM  
Blogger Kennyo said...

at some point water seeks its own level

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Vee said...

hmmmm... it sounds like a perfect dominionist plan to me.. I have just been reading about this whole Dominion Theology/Kingdom Now Theology/Triumphalism thing. It was never the churches agenda to build the kingdom here on planet earth and wait for Jesus arrival as he is welcomed by a victorious church controlling the planet. The last church that had this particular agenda for the world was when Constantine Christianized the Roman Empire... oooooo scary. The Church of Rome rises again!!! And the church was Platonised by Augustine of Hippo to accommadate a pseudo-Christinisation of the Roman Empire. They needed a new eschatology and a new doctrine to do that. And guess what we are hearing today. A new eschatology and doctrine is being espoused by influencial men and women across the globe.

Does this sound so familiar to you... A new doctrine, with a new view of the end times. All roads lead to Rome they say... I agree, they certainly do. Consider all of the candles, the incense and contemplative labyrinth walking dialogues with wishy washy talking. This whole social gospel and emerging church with it's inclusive doctrine is not going to save mankind, but send him to hell. (Uh oh -- Hell... whoops. Is there such a place?) All the while building a beautiful kingdom that does man proud, but will be crushed just as Daniel prophesised. Oooooo, Do they even read the Old Testament.

The Rick Warrens of the world don't even delve into Prophecy nowadays. Read Carla's post called Question of the day (Carla the girls who commented first on this thread). Of course they don't want to teach prophecy, because if they did, they would find that they are spinning a deceptive web. They would be proven wrong in their eschatology if they had even an ounce of discernment.

Paul calls their doctrine a doctrine of demons... are we going to be so bold and say the same!

1Ti 4:1 But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,

V

5:14 AM  

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