The subject of peace has been thought about, written about, and
passed through the lips of countless people over the centuries.
Human history has been racked by violence and unrest since the
fall of man, making peace an evasive commodity that has only been
known for relatively short periods of time.
Rick Warren, for
instance, has been trying to implement and promote his P.E.A.C.E.
Plan through his three-legged stool approach of melding the
world's religious, economic, and political forces into one. As he
points out, just as a stool cannot stand unless it has at least
three legs, he believes that we cannot achieve world peace without
the blending and unifying of these three forces. The New Age
movement also has a P.E.A.C.E. plan, and although the acronym
utilizes different terms, the intents and goals are similar to
those of the Purpose Driven Movement.
What is being taught in
many of today's 'new' Christianity churches is that our task is
build Gods kingdom here on earth and that Jesus will return once
we have created a form of Utopia here. Similarly, the Catholic
Church believes we will create a Utopia once the whole world
unites in a devotion to Mary and the Eucharist; this world-wide
devotion to the Eucharist will be their version of the second
coming of Christ.
This belief is known as 'Dominion Theology'
and has been followed by religious leaders since the mid-1800's
and used by President George W. Bush as he urged American churches
to support his invasion of Iraq!