As demonstrated in our last
few articles, Robert Muller and Bishop William Swing together have
become important facilitators for the UN, the Vatican, and the Gorbachev
Foundation in establishing the new religious order. Greatly deluded,
they are convinced that they are somehow fulfilling God’s plan by
merging the world’s religions. Muller and his allies (those who are
supporting the United Religions Initiative) are basing their ideas on
the false premise that all religions are pathways to immortality.
Building on this faulty
foundation, they reckon that since all religions contain some truth,
they can draw certain ideas from each of them to create a new synthetic
religion. Arguing his case for the new spirituality, Muller states:
The world’s major religions
in the end all want the same thing, even though they were born in
different places and circumstances on this planet. What the world
needs today is a convergence of the different religions in the search
for and definition of the cosmic or divine laws which ought to
regulate our behavior on this planet. World-wide spiritual ecumenism,
expressed in new forms of religious cooperation and institutions,
would probably be closest to the heart of the resurrected Christ.
Peace will be impossible
without the taming of fundamentalism through a United religion that
professes faithfulness only to the global spirituality and to the
health of this planet.
Muller contends that
religions claiming to "have the total truth" missed the real point of
Jesus and the other religious "emissaries." He rationalizes:
The truth that was given by
Jesus, by Mohammed, by these emissaries from outer space, they were
really basic truths. And they were so great that the cosmos almost
incarnated itself. This is why Jesus said, "I am the incarnation of
the divine." And the Indigenous people, they called it "Great Spirit."
So there was always this fighting to get the message from the outer
universe to give us confidence and to tell us how to behave. This is
why practically all the religions have a great contribution to make to
the mystery of life...The only trouble is that their followers, the
disciples, they created around these spiritual messages a religion.
Muller’s belief—that each
religion provides part of the truth, and that collectively, the core of
the world’s religions contain the complete truth—has unfortunately
gained widespread acceptance in New Age circles. Proponents conveniently
overlook the logical incompatibilities among the religions, especially
between Christianity, which teaches that salvation is a gift from God to
all who believe in His Son, and pantheism, which teaches that man
achieves immortality through his own works and reincarnation.
By building a new religion on
the foundation of interfaithism Muller is in open conflict with the very
words of Jesus Christ, including His all important profession that He is
the only way of salvation (John 14:6). Jesus said in no uncertain terms:
"Whoever believes in him [Jesus] is not condemned, but whoever does not
believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name
of God’s one and only Son" (John 3:18, NIV). One must either accept
Christ’s teachings or reject them. There is no middle ground on this
matter. Standing before Pilate, awaiting crucifixion, Jesus drove home
his message one final time, proclaiming, "Everyone on the side of truth
listens to me" (John 18:37b, NIV).
One of the problems with
interfaithism is that it offers a false unity, not a unity based on
truth. God’s truth is absolute and cannot be modified for the sake of
achieving a particular goal. If unity becomes the main pursuit, truth is
sacrificed, and participants end up believing a lie for the sake of
their cause. True unity comes from God and is a natural by-product of
seeking and believing His truth. It is never an end unto itself.
Clearly, other religions are
not pathways to God. To claim that they are is accusing Jesus of being a
liar. Moreover, if all religions were inspired by God, everyone’s
eternity in Heaven would have been secure apart from Christ. One could
gain entrance to Heaven by embracing Hinduism, Buddhism, or any other
religion. There would have been no need for Jesus to come and pay the
penalty for our sins. God would have sent His Son and condemned Him to
death for nothing.
But this was not the case.
God sent His Son to intervene on our behalf because He loved us, and our
sin had to be dealt with. He made a way where there was none. No other
religious figure was able to take away our sins—not Buddha, not
Zoroaster, not Confucius, nor anyone else. Only Jesus Christ could do so
because only He, as God’s Son, was perfect. God’s justice required a
perfect sacrifice to blot out man’s sin. John the Baptist accurately
said of Jesus, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the
world" (John 1:29). May we not reject so great a salvation!
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