to aid your Understanding
Obama will establish a new President's Council
for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the White
House. The Council will work to engage faith-based organizations and help
them abide by the principles that federal funds cannot be used to proselytize..."
"If you get a federal
grant, you can’t use that grant money to proselytize to the people you
help and you can’t discriminate against... the people you hire on the
basis of their religion.'”
we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. '”
[The Disciples response
when commanded not to share their faith.
Why is our government so hostile to the Christian
message of God's love? Why would America follow the intolerant ways of Communist
and Islamic nations that outlaw genuine Christian ministries to the hungry and
homeless? Which social and political goals are fueling this war on God's Truth?
One clue may be found in
to Renewal" speech
June 28, 2006. He said,
that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal,
rather than religion-specific values.
Obama hired Pastor Joshua DuBois to head up his
Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
. Considering their diverse backgrounds, the two seem surprisingly compatible.
Notice how Pastor DuBois echoes the words of President Obama:
"Our democracy demands
that when people are religiously motivated you have to translate your concerns
into universal rather than religion-specific values
Apparently, our new president wants us to trade our Biblical values for evolving
illusions! He tells us to build our faith on the shifting sands of cultural
ideals rather than the immovable
rock of God's Word. We would be fools to follow such devious demands!
This paradigm shift began decades
education and compromising
churches have paved the way. Trying to please man rather than God, they
have already embraced those enticing universals that rule out God's guidelines.
No plan will undermine those "divisive" old truths more effectively than
Obama's system of "service learning."
Through a top-down hierarchy of partnerships
-- government, churches and community groups -- trained facilitators will guide
group dialogue at every level of this pyramid until all participants embrace
the evolving consensus.
[See The Dialectic Process]
While gathering data on each participant, the leaders of this Washington-based
communitarian system will--
"...launch a program to “Train the Trainers” by empowering
hundreds of intermediary nonprofits and larger faith-based organizations
to train thousands of local faith-based and community-based organizations
on best practices, grant-making procedures, service delivery and limitations.
"The Office will host regular training sessions for
selected community training partners. These partners – for example,
a statewide Islamic umbrella organization, Catholic Charities office, or
Lutheran Services branch... – would be supported to travel to Washington
and learn how to train local faith-based and community organizations
on... remaining in compliance, avoiding proselytizing, understanding
hiring rules, and reporting outcomes. These organizations would
return to their communities as certified providers of advice...."
Sounds like total government control, doesn't it? Since our president
calls each of us to "serve," participation
could be vast. And with next year's
National Census (2010)
by the White House, not Congress, Obama may request whatever private information
his plan requires.
Obama's adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski would probably be pleased. This former
National Security Advisor -- who founded the Trilateral Commission with
David Rockefeller -- seems to support
Marxist totalitarianism. In his book, Between Two Ages, he wrote:
"Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over
the inner, passive man and a victory of reason over belief."
"Marxism, disseminated on the popular level in the form of Communism, represented
a major advance in man’s ability to conceptualize his relationship to his
"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a
more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite,
unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert
almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date
complete files containing even the most important information about the
citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."
"I’ve learned an immense
amount from Dr. Brzezinski," said Obama. (See
Twisting the First Amendment
On February 5, 2009, President Obama signed an
Executive Order amending EO 13199 signed by
George W. Bush and establishing the new White House Office of Faith-Based
and Neighborhood Partnerships. In Section 1 on Policy, it states:
"The American people are key drivers of fundamental change
in our country, and few institutions are closer to the people than our faith-based
and other neighborhood organizations. It is critical that the Federal Government
strengthen the ability of such organizations ... to deliver services effectively
in partnership with Federal, State, and local governments and with
other private organizations, while ... forbidding the establishment of
"Through rigorous evaluation, and by offering
technical assistance, the Federal Government must ensure that organizations
receiving Federal funds achieve measurable results in furtherance of
valid public purposes."
Last summer, Obama gave
us a specific outline of his planned "partnerships between government and faith-based
and other nonprofit community groups." Much of it was based on the new interpretation
of the First Amendment. To our nation's founders -- and to all who came
to America seeking religious freedom -- it meant the wonderful promise of the
"free exercise of religion" and "free speech."
Since that foundational promise clashed with the
humanist vision of solidarity, those
words have been reinterpreted. Now they are used to ban Christian expressions
in schools, public places and public "partnerships." Obama's section on "guiding
principles" includes the following:
"Barack Obama believes that our problems require an 'all
hands on deck' approach.... Obama also respects the First Amendment....
Obama’s initiative will be governed by a set of core principles for
federal grant recipients. In order to receive federal funds to provide social
services, faith-based organizations:
Cannot use federal funds to proselytize or provide
religious sectarian instruction.
Must comply with federal anti-discrimination laws. ...cannot
discriminate with respect to hiring....
Can only use taxpayer dollars on secular programs
In other words, participating Christians who long to comfort
the needy can no longer share God's encouraging truths. If their church receives
government funds to help pay the cost of food for the poor, they cannot pray
with a hurting child or sick mother.
Nor can their church refuse to hire leaders whose beliefs and
values clash with Biblical values. For example,
"A Baptist agency in Kentucky
provides shelter and love to abused and neglected children. But it has also
accepted public funds. Since the government regulations tied to federal
funding forbid discrimination in hiring practices, the agency has been
sued by an openly gay woman who claims she was fired because of her
When President Obama announced the new Executive Order that established this
program, he included this warning. Notice how it defines "faith":
"As the priorities of this Office are carried out, it will be done in
a way that upholds the Constitution.... The separation of church
and state is a principle President Obama supports firmly – not only
because it protects our democracy, but also because it protects the
plurality of America’s religious and civic life....
"...the change that Americans are looking for will not come from government
alone. There is a force for good greater than government. It is an expression
of faith, this yearning to give back, this hungering for a purpose
larger than our own..."
Apparently those ambiguous feelings represent the kinds of "universals" Obama
prefers to God's unchanging promises. In our troubled times, how many churches
will discern the deceptions and resist the temptation to compromise? After all,
collective community service sounds good to those who don't count the cost:
free speech and God's favor!
Remember, the First Amendment assures us that "Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech..." Though intended to protect faithful believers,
that assurance has been turned upside down.
No organization has done more to twist that promise into a ban on
faith-based expressions than the ACLU. Small wonder, since its founder, Roger
Baldwin, despised Christianity. "Communism is the goal,"
he wrote in 1935, aligning its ideology with
Karl Marx' war on Biblical Truth.
Hilmar Von Campe, a former Hitler Youth and repentant German soldier, is
now spreading the warning of totalitarianism through his book, Defeating
the Totalitarian Lie. He wrote,
"The Nazis knew that a
commitment to God and His absolute moral standards before government would
be a great obstacle to exercising their power based on immorality
and contempt for life and other people’s rights.... Just as the Nazis did,
[the ACLU] strives to cut the connection of the American people
Obama's vision of church-and-state partnerships fits into a global government
scheme that extends far beyond any visible service. His offer of federal funding
to help the poor is intended to sound compassionate, but that's a planned
delusion! Instead it will speed the implementation of the massive
global management system envisioned
by previous administrations.
It is all part of the UN plan
for worldwide transformation! Its implementation follows the guidelines of
Agenda 21 -- a UN treaty ratified
by nations around the world. Its strategic steps for America are detailed in
its huge manual titled Sustainable America: A New Consensus. Here's
just a tiny piece of the huge puzzle:
"When I point out that
Nazi stands for National Socialist and the ACLU has a Communist/Socialist
background, it demonstrates the ideological similarities in the two groups."
collaborative decision making must be encouraged and must involve
all levels of government, businesses, nongovernmental organizations,
community groups and the public at large."
This system has been called
The Third Way,
Consensus Democracy, and neo-socialism -- and
all the labels fit. They all point to a network of
global control. Local community groups (the social sector) -- partnering with
business (the private sector) -- are manipulated like puppets on strings by
governments (public sector), which pull those strings through financial incentives
and global standards.
According to Sustainable
America, new indicators must be developed to measure:
- SOCIAL CAPITAL.
Increase in citizen engagement and public trust....
- CITIZEN PARTICIPATION.
Increase in community participation in such civic activities
as professional and service organizations.... and volunteer work.
of successful civic collaborations such as public-private partnerships,
community-based planning, goal-setting projects, and consensus-building
The worth of the individuals
in the community -- HUMAN CAPITAL -- must
be measured as well. Obama's offer of "technical assistance" will help
make sure every detail is included. In the facilitated group setting, a person's
views would be documented, their ideas challenged, their values compromised,
and their minds molded to fit group consensus. Those who refuse to conform to
the new standards for cooperation and mental health would face the consequences.
(See The UN Plan for your
The standards for 21st
Century spirituality [SPIRITUAL CAPITAL]
are outlined in UNESCO’s 1994 “Declaration
on the role of religion in the promotion of a culture of peace.” Notice
that it begins by focusing on a crisis:
1. We live in a world in
which isolation is no longer possible….
2. We face a crisis
which could bring about the suicide of the human species or bring
us a new awakening and a new hope..
6. Religions have… led
to division, hatred, and war...
The word "cooperate" points to
consensus. To make sure everyone cooperates, the UN and its globalist partners
are fast connecting links in this huge Communitarian system [Agenda
21], which is designed to force everyone into small
dialectic groups where they can learn to "participate"
in their community -- on their rulers' terms. Obama's plan fits right in.
“Peace entails that
we understand that we are all interdependent….
collectively responsible for the common
“We will promote
dialogue and harmony between and within religions…."
"We call upon the
different religious and cultural traditions to join hands… and to
cooperate with us….”
The Christian Response
Obama's "faith-based partnerships" are not based on faith in
our God! The phrase is designed to deceive Americans, eradicate "offensive"
truths, replace Christian ministries with secular service, and silence the gospel
among those who most need it. As Hilmar Von Campe warns us, it will instead
"cut the connection of the American people to God..."
"We must obey God rather
than man," said the apostle Peter two thousand years ago. Committed Christians
cannot yield to rules that would quench our freedom to share God's Word.
for Christian service]
Meanwhile, we must prepare to
face the kind of hostility that would have been unthinkable in this "land
of the free" six decades ago -- even when it seemed normal in totalitarian parts
of Europe. The pressure to compromise is spreading fast. How can we resist?
We can learn a lesson from
ancient Rome. In his book, How Should We Then Live?, Francis Schaeffer
points to the heart of today's battle:
"Let us not forget why
the Christians were killed. They were not killed because they worshiped
Jesus.... Nobody cared who worshiped whom so long as the worshiper did not
disrupt the unity of the state, centered in the formal worship of
Caesar. The reason the Christians were killed was because they
"If they had worshiped
Jesus and Caesar, they would have gone unharmed, but they rejected
all forms of syncretism. They worshiped the God who had revealed himself
in the Old Testament, through Christ.... And they worshiped him as the
only God. They allowed no mixture: All other Gods were seen as false
"No totalitarian authority
nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which
to judge that state ... Because the Christians had an absolute... standard
by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were counted
as enemies of totalitarian Rome and were thrown to the beasts."
1. The Local
Agenda Planning Guide [Local Agenda 21 Initiative, United Nations Environmental
Programme (UNEP), International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives],
The International Development Centre (IDRC). This book is a practical blueprint
for establishing the UN management system in every local community around
the world based on UN standards. See
The U.N. Plan For Global Control
and click on" Local Agenda 21."
The Megachurch Primaries
Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: Americas Role in the Techtronic Era, (Greenwood
Press, Westport, Conn., 1982), pps. 72, 83. [I don't have the page number
for the third quote, which is mentioned in numerous articles on the Internet.]
7. Julia Campbell,
"Faithful Giving: Will Bush Plan to Support Faith Charities Work?" www.abcNEWS.com,
February 6, 2001.
Von Campe, Defeating the Totalitarian Lie (Crane, Missouri: HighWay,
Sustainable America: A New
Consensus (President's Council on Sustainable Development, 1996), pps. 29,
on the Role of Religion in the Promotion of a Culture of Peace” at
Schaeffer, "How Should We then Live?" Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell,
1976), pps. 24, 26, 29.
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