But this post is not necessarily about politics. It is about how large religious organizations go from being followers of Christ, to being perverted by the enemy. You see it in large denominations all the time, who have slowly succumbed to preaching nothing more than a social gospel. The denomination I grew up in, where my grandfather was a circuit riding preacher, is being split apart by people who want to reimagine God's Truth. How is this possible? Simple, they forget God's most basic command - Preach the Word. Without the Living Word, God's Incorruptible Seed as the foundation, everything else crumbles. It was to the religious leadership of His time that Jesus gave the strongest rebukes - This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching [as their] teachings commandments of men. (From Mark 7:6-7 Darby)
I was not familiar with the WEA, so I did some quick research. They are based in New York - a red flag, have lots of meetings, and raise cash from the religiously gullible around the world. Some of their efforts may be noteworthy - for instance stopping human trafficking. But most of their work falls in line with the global socialist agenda - redistribution of wealth, climate change, global governance. Although they carefully rename everything to fool the ignorant. The global warming nonsense becomes creation care for instance, as if God needs help in this area. It amazes me that people who claim to know God think Him incapable of anticipating anything the people HE created might do on the Earth HE spoke into existence.
I stumbled across this little nugget on behalf of the 2015 Global Warming gathering of fruits, nuts, and flakes in Paris. Read this carefully
I must have missed that verse in Scripture where Jesus commanded us to take from the rich and give to the poor. And there is certainly no verse advocating one world governance. After all, for Believers, there is only one Head of the Body, something the WEA has apparently forgotten in their zeal for good works over the Word. Believers live by sowing and reaping, not by stealing and squandering - which will always be the result of big government redistribution. Bad things happen when government, no matter what form it takes - UN, EU, US Congress, or even religion, stands between Believers and Jesus Christ.As leading evangelicals engaged in addressing the issues of poverty, creation care and climate change, we welcome the Paris Agreement signed on Saturday 12 December 2015. For the first time in history, the world has a global climate change deal where almost every nation on earth has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and has agreed to pursue efforts to keep global average temperature rise below 1.5 degrees C.
Alongside these actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions we welcome the reaffirmation by the world’s richest countries to provide US$100 billion in climate finance per year from 2020 to help the world’s poorest communities (for whom we have a particular concern). These funds will help developing countries to adapt to the impact of climate change and transition to clean energy themselves.
If the Holy Spirit tells me to send money to a ministry, or give to an individual, its gone without a second thought. That is SEED SOWN, and according to God's Word, I know there will be a bountiful harvest along with the Blessing intended by God for the recipient. Money confiscated by force and laundered through government organizations is consumed by the enemy and wasted. You might as well flush it down the toilet. And it certainly doesn't do squat to change the global climate.
Rather than rehash in this post the absurdity of the global warming religion, you can see some of my other posts on this subject here, and also this post - Green is the new Gospel.
A Senior US State Department Official says, “the faith community has been essential in making the case that confronting climate change is our moral responsibility...".
The world is moving away from statism and globalism, as the BREXIT vote demonstrates. Mankind OUGHT TO BE FREE, not ruled by distant unelected bureaucrats even if they claim some religious endorsement. Impoverishing people further by refusing them the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of industrialization, reliable power and transportation for instance, guarantees generational dependence. Financing poverty leads to more misery. Eradicating opportunities for economic growth means unending, hopelessness, as you are telling people they can't make it without your help, and preventing them from even trying. Its diabolical.
Why not teach people how to believe rather than beg? Why not share a vision of prosperity, rather than perpetuate the nightmare of poverty? Why not give hope, instead of just more religious despair? Why not sow the Seed that grows faith, and let the people reap a plentiful harvest, enjoying the Grace of God? Only the Word can set people free from bondage. It all starts with someone willing to proclaim the Liberty found in the Living Word.
But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. -- Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJV)
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. -- Proverbs 10:20-22 (KJV)
What the WEA should be doing is teaching the Word. Demand Liberty for the people, so they can prosper and NOT be dependent on others. Introduce them to their Heavenly Father so they will be complete in Christ, and connected to an Eternal source that will NEVER fail. Let the Holy Spirit and God's Wisdom inspire and unleash the creative ability in every Believer. Instead, it seriously seems that many within these global religious organizations prefer to see people struggling, rather than overcoming and victorious as God sees them. And that is the absolute worst form of arrogance, especially from those who claim they follow Jesus.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. -- Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)
I want people to be successful, prosperous, free from both political AND religious bondage. I want them to enjoy ALL that God has given them. Jesus came that you may have and enjoy LIFE, and have it in abundance, to the full, till it overflows. Its satan who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10) If the WEA supports global redistribution, one world government, and keeping people hopeless and in poverty, they are bound by the philosophy and traditions of men, and have forgotten the Liberty that comes in Christ.
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: -- Colossians 2:4-10 (KJV)