OWR> Organizational Paths
Filling the Blanks With Fuller
Evangelical 'Think Tank'
no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an
angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his
ministers also be transformed as the ministers of
righteousness; whose end shall be according to their
Wimber Founder of the Vineyard
Movement and worked closely with C. Peter Wagner in Power
Evangelism & Church Growth. Eleven of our articles cover
various aspects of John Wimber's teachings. As well, we have
his testimony tape, and have researched his background and
teachings. Utilizing Fuller methodologies, which he helped to
develop, Wimber preached "Kingdom Now' restoration and
Many of his published songs,
which have infiltrated all denominations, contain those
messages, although most "evangelicals' for example, would
not recognize the meanings behind them. He also taught, as did
and do the others, the expectation of a 'great end-time
harvest and revival'. Wimber traveled on Fuller's behalf for
four years in the early 1970's, and successfully introduced
Cho's cell church theory in his "Church Growth"
seminars. After he left Fuller, he effectively took
restoration theology to most of the major denominations of the
world. His seminars included Healing (how to heal!), Davidic
worship (how to get 'beyond the veil', and into the throne
room!), Holiness (perfection in the physical body of the
saints - manifested sons theology), signs and wonders,
apostolic offices, etc. all of which are part of Manifest Sons
of God heresy.
According to Nancy Flint who
worked directly with John, and corroborated from other
" John is
directly responsible for promoting, equipping, and
developing methodologies that resulted in the aberrant
"manifestations" called the "Toronto
Blessing". The major players in this movement were all
personally trained by Wimber, and had directly received
their teaching of and entry into (by the laying on of hands)
what they call the 'Holy Spirit' directly from Wimber.
Pastors who promote and operate in this same
"power" force, are the major "players"
in the Promise Keepers movement. This thinly veiled
political constituency is operating behind the scenes to
change our government using the massive numbers of their
constituency as leverage to gain entry into the law-making
what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion
from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory,
they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles,
deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the
apostles of Christ."
- developed the methodology on ecumenism. A bio
concerning Dr. Glasser includes the following information:
missions faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary in
1971-1980 Dean of the School of World Mission at Fuller
1972 Attended the meeting of the World Council of Church's
Commission of World Mission and Evangelism in Bangkok,
1972 Founding member of the American Society of Missiology
1974 Attended the International Congress on World
Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland
1976-1982 Editor of the ASM's journal, Missiology
1980 Attended the meeting of the World Council of Church's
Commission of World Mission and Evangelism in Sydney,
1982-1983 President of the American Society of Missiology..."
Dr. Glasser defined the
technology of "progression of Integration theory",
which is the methodology employed for ecumenism. It is
successfully used to integrate doctrines with "people
groups" globally. The four steps of integration are :
1) Communication (dialog
and consensus) getting people together so they can
"talk" and find areas of agreement and reach a
"consensus" The most successful strategy for
implementing "communication" has been to hold
ecumenical prayer meetings. This has been employed at the
city level-regional level, national level, global level, and
has been utilized in areas or vocations of interest
(secretaries, etc), and among cultural groups. Examples
would also include pastors prayer breakfasts, womens prayer
organizations (Aglow), Businessmen (FGBMI), denominations,
etc. Concerts of Prayer, Mission America and the LightHouse
2) Fellowship - due to
dialog and consensus, individuals and groups now begin to
like one another, have camaraderie and accept their
"unity in diversity."
3) Co-operation - get
together around a common goal or project, "agreeing to
disagree" - examples would include March for Jesus,
Celebrate Jesus, Billy Graham Crusades, Spiritual
Warfare conferences, Generals of Intercession, Promise
Keepers, Post-denominational church seminars.
"Association" is the fourth and final step of
integration-- this is creating a whole new organizational
identity - examples include Antioch Networks and Cell
churches, non-denominational churches-- people left their
denominations and re-grouped into a new "form"
such as the mega-churches.
Eldon Ladd - 1911-1982 known for
his ‘Kingdom Now’ - restoration theology.
John Wimber credits Ladd with his understanding of
restoration theology. Due to the intellectual elitism and
pride encouraged at Fuller, according to George Marsden in Reforming
Fundamentalism , "Ladd saw his calling as above all
to correct evangelical scholarship's general lack of prestige.
His ambition, as he sometimes told his students, was to write
a book in biblical studies that every scholar in the field
would have to respect." [as cited on New Neutralism II,
p.9] This desire to be accepted and esteemed by Christian and
worldly scholars and journalists is not unique to Fuller
adherents but has permeated throughout "Christian"
a Baptist minister in 1933 he pastored First Baptist Church,
Montpelier, Vt. from 1936-42 and then Blaney Memorial Baptist
Church, Boston, Mass. from 1942-45. He became an instructor at
Gordon College of Theology and Missions (now Gordon-Conwell
Divinity School), Wenham, Mass. from 1942-45, associate
professor of New Testament and Greek, 1946-50, head of
department of New Testament, 1946-49. In 1950-52 he was
associate professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena,
Calif, becoming professor of biblical theology, 1952--.
He was also, in 1952, Lecturer at Western Conservative Baptist
Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary in 1962; Olson Memorial Lecturer, Bethel Theological
Seminary, 1956; Nils Lund Memorial Lecturer, North Park
Seminary, 1966; visiting scholar, Staley Foundation, 1972.
Grimstead - Founded, with
Dennis Peacocke, the Coalition
on Revival (COR) in 1984.> http://www.reformation.net/index.htm "The Coalition on
Revival (COR) is a network of evangelical leaders from every
major denominational and theological perspective who share a
vision for and a commitment to worldwide revival, renewal, and
reformation in Church and society. COR's basic mission is to
encourage and help the universal Church of Jesus Christ to
obey God's Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission. COR's
founding director is Dr.
Jay Grimstead who also helped found the International
Council on Biblical Inerrancy." http://www.reformation.net/cor/jaybio.htm;
Dennis Peacocke See: Shepherding
two major purposes, according to Sara Diamond, "was to
unify politically active evangelical pastors who differed on
important theological points, especially eschatology...
Grimstead and many COR members were post-millenialists who
believed that their mandate was to establish God's kingdom on
earth now; only after believers' millenial reign would Christ
return. COR's second purpose was to develop a series of
working papers on how to apply dominion theology to Christian
Right activism in more than a dozen spheres of social life...
the idea was to encourage activists to try to "take
dominion" over secular institutions." [Diamond,
'Roads', p. 247]
Grimstead's COR drafted the “17
Worldview Documents,” which involved cell groups for
‘sheep’ and pastors. http://www.reformation.net/cor/cordocs.htm#worldview
in the spring of 1984 our theologians took a “helicopter
view” of 2,000 years of the Church’s theology from every
historic denomination and boiled it all down into the 42
Articles of the Essential of a Christian World View [http://www.reformation.net/cor/cordocs/42Articles.pdf]....
"After the 17 World View Documents were created, we wrote
for the Christian Church > [http://www.reformation.net/cor/cordocs/Manifesto.pdf]
which is a trumpet call to the
Church to repent, unify, be holy and rebuild the
civilization upon the Bible. It identifies the 20
points on which the Church must stand and the action it must
take to fulfill its task in the world. At our final national
conference in Washington, D.C., we had a solemn assembly at
the Lincoln Memorial on July 4, 1986, and formally signed
the Manifesto as a covenant with God and with each other to
live and minister in obedience to the Bible and to spend our
lives for the cause of advancing the Kingdom of God. We
believe that no Christian leader who opposes the points set
down in the Manifesto really understands the real battle in
which we are now engaged or is properly qualified to lead
others in Christian ministry. We see this Manifesto
and the doctrinal basics set down in the 42 Articles as
practical plumb lines by which to measure the Church’s
activities and individual Christians at this critical point
in history. The Manifesto was signed by a large
percentage of the major, national, Christian leaders in
1987 to 1989 COR sponsored a series of discussions and
debates between a wide range of theologians concerning the
Kingdom of God. Out of these debates, COR developed the Articles
of Affirmation and Denial on the Kingdom of God. [http://www.reformation.net/cor/cordocs/Manifesto.pdf]
These 25 articles describe how the Kingdom of God impacts
society during this present age. The Kingdom of God is a
central teaching of the New Testament and cannot be
neglected without loss to the Church and the Church's
influence upon society. The 25 articles define the
Kingdom as both the universal rule of Christ over all things
and His special rule over the redeemed, as well as the
penetrating influence of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit
in the world in areas such as law, government, economics,
and ethics....COR has also sponsored a new consensus effort
to deal with serious heresies that challenge the modern
church: the International
Church Council.>http://www.reformation.net/ICC/ccFRAME.htm The Church Council is patterned after
the Ecumenical Church Councils of the First Millennium. The
Church Council is developing a set of consensus documents (theological
white papers and affirmations and denials) that set
forth biblical orthodoxy in nearly two dozen areas of
Steering Committee Members >http://www.reformation.net/cor/steeringcte.htm>
includes political as well
as 'church' groups and includes such names as:
John Beckett, President
Intercessors for America;
Mr. Ron Boehme,
Youth with a Mission; Revive America; Rev. W. Wellington
Boone, Pastor & Founder, Manna Christian Fellowship
Churches; Mr. Gary DeMar, President
American Vision; Mr. Ted DeMoss, President Christian
Business Men's Committee ; Mrs. Gladys Dickelman,
National Day of Prayer; Robert Dugan, Director NAE-Public
Affairs; Michael Farris, President
Home School Legal Defense Association ; Mr. Roger Flemming,
Asst. U.S. Director
The Navigators; Mr. Peter
Gemma, Executive Director
National ProLife Political Action Co.; Dr.
Ph,D.Vice President Institute for Creation Research; Dr.
David Howard, L.H.D., Gen. Director
World Evangelical Fellowship; Dr.
D. James Kennedy,
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church; Dr.
Tim LaHaye, D.Min.,
American Coalition for Traditional Values; Dr. Harold
Lindsell, Ph.D., Editor Emeritus
Christianity today; Ed
McAteer , President
Religious Roundtable; Dr. Josh McDowell, D.D.,
Josh McDowell Ministries; Rev. Bob Mumford, President
Gary North, Ph.D., President
Institute for Christian Economics; Dr.
Systematic Theology, Regent College; Rev. Dennis Peacocke,
Strategic Christian Services; Jerry
Family Research Council; Dr.
R. J. Rushdoony,
Council of Chalcedon; Dr. Robert Simonds, Th.D.,
National Assoc. of Christian Educ.; Dr. Jack Van Impe,
Jack Van Impe Ministries; Dr. Ralph Winter, Ph.D.,
U.S. Center for World Missions
these names are discussed in our other articles. In
1986, Dr. Grimstead organized pastors of the National
Association of Evangelicals into “accountability groups.”
Bryant – Concerts of
The current chairman of the NPC is David Bryant,
founder and president of Concerts of Prayer International.
Previous chairmen have included NPC founder, Mrs. Vonette
Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ International,
and Dick Eastman, international president for Every Home for
Concert of Prayer >
is a two-minute daily radio broadcast
sponsored by America's National Prayer Committee (ANPC)
Prayer leaders include David Bryant, Eddie Smith,
Evelyn Christenson, Jonathan Graf, Dick Eastman and more. The
National Concert of Prayer provides a prayer point each day to
encourage the USA church to pray for the nation. ANPC, a
coalition of over 400 national prayer leaders, provides news,
a national prayer-events calendar, articles and resources on
prayer, and links to more than 60 prayer ministries.
Under the Executive
Committee bios, we read that Bryant > http://www.gospelcom.net/npc/exec_commtee.html: "...for the past
15 years David and his team have conducted hundreds of
citywide mass prayer rallies for renewal and evangelism;
trained tens of thousands of pastors to focus their
congregations on spiritual awakening by prayer and biblical
preaching, and networked national leaders and ministries into
coalitions that are working together toward God-given
revival...David hosts a national radio program, called
National Concert of Prayer and is a frequent speaker at
Promise Keeper events and other major conferences in the
prayer movement. David is also the author of three books on
prayer and revival: The Hope at Hand: National and World
Revival for the 21st Century (Baker Books), Stand in the Gap:
How to Prepare for the Coming World Revival (Regal Books), and
Messengers of Hope: Becoming Agents for Revival for the 21st
Century (Baker Books)." (See also MF Vol 4:2 p. 12)
Foster – Quaker
(holds a doctorate in
pastoral counseling), Richard Foster is co-founder of Renovaré,
and Professor of spiritual formation at Azusa Pacific
University in Southern California. Foster became an
ordained clergyman for the Society of Friends in 1967. He's
held pastoral positions in 'Friends' churches since that time
and became professor of theology and
writer-in-residence, 1979 on, at Friends University in Wichita
and adjunct professor at George Fox College, from 1974-1979.
He is a member of the publications board of California Yearly
Meeting of Friends. He obtained his B.A. from George Fox
College and D.Th.P from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Politically, he is a Democrat.
Editor's note: Email note: "We were told by
Richard Foster's ministry that
he is not a psychologist. I
thought you might want to make this correction on your
Foster articles. God bless
Lighthouse Trails Publishing - End of Note]
His book, Celebration of
Discipline has been translated into Chinese, German,
Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Korean, and Japanese. The
premise for Celebration of Discipline lies in its
opening lines: "Superficiality is the curse of our
age.... The desperate need today is not for a greater number
of intelligent, or gifted people, but for deep people."
Foster defines a theological solution to this
"curse" of superficiality by introducing and
examining twelve basic Christian principles: four "inward
disciplines" (meditation, prayer, fasting, study), four
"outward disciplines" (simplicity, solitude,
submission, service), and four "corporate
disciplines" (confession, worship, guidance,
In his endorsement of
Richard Fosters book "Celebration of Discipline",
Leighton Ford stated on p. 203: "I personally was greatly
helped when I first read it and have recommended it widely.
Richard Foster's lucid writing plus his emphasis on
disciplined grace have made this one of the notable books of
our time. I often refer to it ... I welcome the new edition of
'Celebration of Discipline'." Leighton Ford is married to
Billy Graham's sister and has been Chairman of the Lausanne
Committee for World Evangelization..
teaches all the techniques of the New Age such as quietism,
mantras, centering, Buddhism, Yoga, T. M., the exercises of
Ignatius of Loyola, Eastern religion and so on. He developed
encounter group techniques. Founded and leads The Chrysostom
Society, which membership is composed of gnostics who include
Madeline L'Engle of the New Age St. John the Divine Cathedral
in New York, Karen Mains,
Eugene Peterson, author of The
Message, and others.
The Navigators sponsored a
Richard Foster conference at their Glen Eyrie retreat center
and sent announcements to those on their own (The Navigators')
The web article about David
and Karen Mains, presents these thoughts:
David and Karen Mains are on Renovarè's "Board of
Reference"-- Renovarè is an international, New Age,
ecumenical organization that emanates from the religious
traditions of Quakerism, whose message is that today's
Church is missing out on some wonderful spiritual
experiences that can only be found by studying and
practicing the "meditative" and
"contemplative" lifestyle "of early
Christianity." …Renovarè espouses the use of the
early pagan traditions of guided imagery and visualization,
astral projection, "Zen" prayer techniques for
meditation (i.e., Buddhism), and Jungian psychology (i.e., a
blend of Eastern mysticism and Roman Catholic mystical
spiritual tradition, which nicely fits the New Age model),
all as means of obtaining "personal spiritual
renewal" in the lives of believers…." http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/mains/general.htm
Renovaré and other mysticism being used to seduce far too many
is found in our articles such as Renovaré
& The Christian Mystic
1 John 4:1
believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they
are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into
AOG, International President of Every
Home For Christ,>
also known as World
a global ministry working in more than 110 countries. Their
Mission, "Every Home for Christ exists to serve,
mobilize and train the Church to actively pray for and
participate in the systematic, personal presentation of a
printed or repeatable message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to
every home in the whole world adding new believers as
functional members of the Body of Christ." Every
Home for Christ was born in 1946.
References on their web site include Billy Graham, Jack
Hayford and Pat Robertson. Dick is the originator of "The
Change the World School of Prayer" that has taught more
than 2 million Christians in 120 countries principles of
individual and corporate prayer.
From their Vision
are clearly convinced that it will require the whole Body of
Christ to evangelize the entire world. In other words,
without unity the task of global evangelization is not
possible. Every Home for Christ rejoices in being a part of
an emerging unity that is sweeping the Body of Christ. EHC's
role in this unity has been to serve as a global networking
evangelism strategy that has linked more than 400 mission
agencies and indigenous church groups in strategic,
systematic evangelism to every home in a nation, resulting
in millions of initial converts for saturation church
planting.....Thirdly, prayer alone will remove all
the obstacles that limit the total fulfillment of the Great
Commission. It is because of this conviction that EHC gives
so much attention to prayer mobilization and training.
Prayer not only removes the obstacles that keep nations
closed to the Gospel, but our prayers of intercession
actually help remove the darkness from the eyes of
unbelievers when they do finally receive the Good News. It
is EHC's commitment to intensive prayer mobilization that
has captured the attention of key missiologists who believe
prayer is essential to the issue of "closure" of
the Great Commission in our generation." http://www.ehc.org/vision.html
"One such leader
is the noted church growth expert and seminary professor Dr.
C. Peter Wagner of Fuller Seminary (in California, USA).
Referring particularly to Every Home for Christ's prayer
involvement in the AD 2000 and Beyond Movement, Dr. Wagner
wrote: "The prayer commitment of Every Home for Christ
is going to play a key role in the success of the AD 2000
Movement, praying us through these next few years as we seek
to bring together all the resources of evangelism that God
is placing here on earth to synchronize and coordinate what
God is doing for this great harvest. Prayer is the first
step to take in bringing in that harvest." http://www.ehc.org/vision.html
Eastman is also the author of more than 10 books on prayer and
evangelism and President of America's National Prayer
Committee. The Assemblies of God’s Executive Presbytery
[Thomas Trask] has endorsed the Pensacola/Brownsville Revival;
closely associated with the Toronto Airport Vineyard. The
Assemblies of God is also partnered with the federal
government’s GOALS 2000 –Education Restructuring.
Every Home for Christ is partnered with Mission America.
The AOG and its connections to the Messianic movement, Cho and
so on is discussed throughout the articles on our web site.
data-basing and canvassing of every home serves another
purpose according to Nancy Flint.
have effectively data-based the entire globe in the door to
door canvassing that has been going on for the past fifteen
years under the guise of reaching the "unreached"
and "hidden people groups" of the world. A thinly
veiled desire to take over the world and implement biblical
theocracy is pervading the entire AD2000 agenda, and they
are ready to implement their next stage which is to
"cleanse the land" and unseat heavenly
principalities and powers in high places that resist their
efforts to take over. This is a political movement of the
highest order and must not be confused with anything
even remotely resembling Christianity. This is where George
Otis Jr. and the Generals of Intercession come in! By
"spiritually mapping" every square inch of the
globe in huge databases, they use a cell "grid" to
mark every pocket or person of "resistance" to the
move of the 'Holy Spirit'. This is where the database is
effectively targeting each and every believer who resists
the takeover. The spiritual mapping database was developed
at, you guessed it, the US Center for World Mission!
– which is a partnership facilitating agency. Has a
business degree from Bob Jones University. From a Frontiers
acknowledged expert in partnerships and strategic alliances.
Has led development of strategic alliances and
inter-organizational partnerships in more than twenty
countries. Author of over fifty published articles and
papers on strategic alliances, organizational partners, and
Traveled and worked in over 80 countries
International radio/TV news correspondent 1954-1986;
final years for ABC News.
International communications consultant with governmental
and non-profit agencies and projects in Asia, Africa,
Europe, and Latin America: 1964-1984
Lausanne Senior Associate for International Partnership
Consultant on Partnership, Missions Commission/World
Evangelical Fellowship Chairman, Task Force for Partnership
Development, AD20000 and Beyond Movement
1974--present: President & International Director
of Interdev. The pioneer international organization
specializing in strategic alliances and partnerships among
Christian ministries focused on evangelism among the
1974--1987: Director for annual Cambridge
Communications Course, Cambridge, England
1967--1979: President of Inercristo -- first
international Christian computer-based clearinghouse for
Christian work opportunities. French, German, British,
Indian, and Chinese counterparts were established."www.fdn.pcusa.org/pcusa/wmd/ie/frontier2000/pre-conference.htm
the Missions Frontiers article,
"Dr. Ralph Winter, founder and general director of the
U.S. Center for World Mission, recognizes the challenge of
creating these partnerships: "Painstakingly and with
incredible diplomacy he has been able to very patiently pull
together what is now 45-55 strategic partnerships." This
painstaking process is understood better when it is recognized
that Interdev does not work to create general agreements
between two or three players in any given field. Rather, Butler
advocates unanimous, very specific agreements amongst all
agencies working in any given region." http://missionfrontiers.org/1999/10/phill.htm
founded InterCristo in 1967 and left it in 1979.
"...With InterCristo, Butler created a clearing house
"a very simple idea" that would generate inquiries
by promoting the cause of world mission in the mass media.
InterCristo, ... would "get all the mission agencies to
cooperate in developing a data pool of opportunities from
around the world." They would then "match the two
and send reports to both parties....InterCristo overcame a
number of obstacles to coordinate their efforts with
InterVarsity (IV) at several regional conferences akin to
URBANA. With IV convinced of the value, the decision was made
to integrate InterCristo into Urbana '70 (held in Dec.
1969)." ...1986 ... Butler and Interdev moved more
decisively away from the narrower focus of communications
consulting and towards the Strategic Evangelism Partnership
business--working at the field level to create very specific,
functional partnerships amongst each facet of the body of
Christ...The tremendous growth of Interdev's role in
partnership development over the last ten years has led Ralph
Winter to describe Butler in flattering terms. "He's like
the John R. Mott of our era," Winter says. "John R.
Mott was the one man who believed in cooperation, who ran
around and established 22 regional National Christian Councils
which are the historical equivalent to strategic
A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. Founder and
chairman of the board of the political Christian
Chairman of the
Freedom Coalition. >http://www.afcomm.com/afc/afchome.html
According to their own information,
Freedom Coalition is an unincorporated business trust
formed to educate "We The People" about the The
National Emergency in Banking Relief Act of March 9, 1933 and
the amendment to Section 5 (b) of the Trading with the Enemy
Act of October 6, 1917."
Joint Projects A-D >American
[Moon/Unification Church front]
other members ~ Alan
Francis Bouchey, L.
Brent Bozell, III, Thomas
F. Ellis, Lt.
General Daniel O. Graham, Gary
Mildred Faye Jefferson , Dr.
W. Cleon Skousen, Major
General John K. Singlaub, Steven
A. F. Trevino, Richard
Rev. Grant has confirmed links
between his "Christians" and Moonies with both
organizations reportedly being fronts for the Unification
Church of Sun Myung Moon.
Grant From that article:
Founder/Chairman of the Board, Christian Voice, a political
action group composed of largely Pentecostals, 32
which operates out of the Heritage
Foundation ; President, American Christian Cause; Chairman
of American Freedom Coalition; a graduate of Fuller
Theological Seminary. Member of Ed
Roundtable Council of 56 33
Roundtable .; former chairman Coalition for
Religious Freedom; co-publisher Presidential Biblical
Scoreboard and the Candidates Biblical Scoreboard.
for Religious Freedom [CRF] 34
: Started by Rep. George
Hansen in 1984. CRF Executive committee members have included Tim LaHaye ,
Jerry Falwell, James
Robison; Rex Humbard,
D. James Kennedy, and Jimmy Swaggart. "...According to
CRF president Dan Sills, [CRF] has received at least $500,000
from Moon sources. A prominent CRF spokesperson and
executive committee member is Joseph Paige...Paige received
$60,000 from the Unification Church for his school, which in
turn gave Moon a much publicized honorary doctorate. Paige is
also active in CAUSA."  "the Moon organization
opened an international front in its 'religious freedom"
campaign. According to Moon's New York City Tribune ,
the World Council on Religious Liberty (WCRL) was founded in
December 1986...The Chairman of WCRL is Joseph Paige, and its
" Chairman of the North American Caucus is Don Sills.
They have recruited Dr. Robert G. Muller, assistant Secretary
general of the United Nations as chairman of the Council's
International Advisory Committee. The Council's headquarters
are in Raleigh, North Carolina, which is also home to Paige's
Shaw Divinity School."
Dr. Robert G. Muller See: World
Vision: Global Education; Letter
George Otis was the honorary
chairman of "Christians for Reagan", a Christian
Voice political project. Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye have both
been on the executive board.
For George Otis See: The
Call DC Plus; The
Fuller Evangelical Think Tank; Charisma
With Latter Rain
Freedom Coalition] AFC
President Robert Grant has said that he hoped to "recruit
a broad base" from his contacts with CAUSA, a political
arm of the Unification Church... Grant has said that he
solicited Phillip Sanchez, president of CAUSA USA, and Bo Hi
Pak, president of CAUSA Intl, for support for AFC. Sanchez and
Pak agreed to help AFC by leaving time on CAUSA program
agendas for AFC board members to describe the organization and
seek new members. They also allowed AFC access to the names of
participants in previous CAUSA conferences, and granted the
services of one CAUSA staff member per state to do outreach to
CAUSA "graduates" and encourage them to join AFC.
The two CAUSA leaders also granted the services of several
CAUSA members to help in the Washington D.C. office of the
AFC... According to Grant, state AFC chapters are headed by
the state directors of Christian Voice and the American
Constitution Committee (ACC), a CAUSA project... Grant,
founder and chairman of the evangelical lobby Christian Voice,
said the AFC has about 65 CAUSA/ACC employees across the
United States. Current and former members of the American
Freedom Coalition have said that the majority of AFC
administrative officers--including the executive director,
administrative director, and publications editor--are members
of the Unification Church and have been principals in CAUSA
and ACC... In a December 1987 Knight-Ridder article, Grant
said that CAUSA could veto AFC state board members..."
Voice pioneered the use of 'moral report cards' to rate
Congressional and presidential candidates on issues from
abortion to sanctions against Rhodesia. The organization was
started in California in 1976 under the name Citizens United.
In August 1978, the group changed its name to American
Christians United and in October 1978 to Christian Voice, Inc.
The original Christian Voice directorate consisted of Rev.
Robert Grant, a graduate of Rev. Steuart McBirnie's California
Institute of Theology,
a long time right-wing lobbyist and former disciple of Rev.
Sun Myung Moon, and Colonel Donor (Colonel is his first
name, not a military title)...In 1988, an investigative news
feature on CBS' 'West 57th" documented McBirnie's history
of fraudulent financial dealings and featured elderly
followers whom he has allegedly swindled by refusing to pay
thousands of dollars of loans."
1987, leaders of the Christian Right formed the American
Freedom Coalition (AFC)...Robert Grant [was] an AFC founder
and president of Christian Voice. With initial funding from
the Unification Church, the AFC signified a merger between
about 30 Christian Voice field organizers and the state
representatives of Moon's American Constitution Committee. At
the August 1987 kick-off rally for the American Freedom
Coalition in Washington, D.C., Moon's top aide Bo Hi Pak
praised the 'marriage' between Christian Voice and the
American Constitution Committee and said it 'shows what a
great sense of humor God has.'
with other Moonie-influenced New Right projects, the AFC was
organized in such a way as to obscure Moonie domination. The
original officers included Christian Voice President, Robert
Grant, black civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy,
Viguerie, and Richard Ichord (D-MO) and Bob Wilson (R-CA).
After their poor results in the 1986 Congressional elections,
Christian Voice leaders, Colonel Doner, Robert Grant and Gary
Jarmin had concluded that Christians
alone could not steer the country rightward. To be politically
effective, they argued, Christians would have to be 'unequally
yoked' with non-believers and even enemies of Christianity...
May 1988, Grant was invited as the keynote speaker for the
annual conference of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN),
which included many of the same anti-Semitic East European
emigre groups recruited by (CNP's )
RAMBO Coalition . With headquarters in Munich and chapters
throughout Europe and the United States, the ABN is nostalgic
for the days when the Nazis occupied Eastern Europe. Scott
Anderson and John Lee Anderson, authors of Inside the
League, describe the ABN as: 'the largest and most
important umbrella for Nazi collaborators in the world...A
prime criterion for membership appears to be fealty to the
cause of National Socialism; ABN officers constitute a virtual
Who's Who of those responsible for the massacre of
millions of civilians in the bloodiest war in history.'
Grant's public association with Nazi
sympathizers drew no storm of criticism from fellow
Doner, responding to reporters about Moonie financing of the
Christian Right and AFC, stated " CAUSA [Moon's political
arm] is an anticommunist organization. It's a funding source.
CAUSA is anticommunist and personally I'm for anybody that's
anticommunist. The Mormons are the same. I'm not going to lend
credence to their organization, but networking, I'm happy to
network with them." 39
Colonel Doner is
Director of Dennis Peacocke's Coalition on Revival
(COR) which Jay Grimstead heads. Peacocke was a disciple of
Bob Mumford and his shepherding movement. Colonel Doner
has also been on the executive of Peacocke's charismatic
Anatole Fellowship, whose goal is to gain influence in
the Republican Party. Other executive committee members have
David Balsiger and Connie Marshner , who
Weyrich's Free Congress Foundation.
Dennis Peacocke's Coalition on Revival (COR) was co-founded
and headed by Jay Grimstead. Jay
Grimstead's COR Manifesto is the document which outlines
and objectives. The 135 Christian activists who signed the document in 1986 committed themselves to working for the realization of COR's goals "until the day we die." Those on the COR steering committee include other
CNP members as well as recognized shepherding movement leaders such as Bob Mumford and Ern
Baxter, as well as Jack Van Impe.
Doner See: Shepherding;
Christian Voice, which
claims to be the nation's largest conservative Christian
lobby, secretly joined forces with the Unification Church [in
August 1987], according to documents obtained by the
Philadelphia Inquirer. Together they mobilized grassroots
conservative activists nationwide, hoping either to move the
Republican Party rightward or build a new hard-right U.S.
political party. Behind this large, well-heeled alliance,
called the American Freedom Coalition, is conservative
strategist and fund-raising genius [CNP's]
rescued from the brink of bankruptcy in October by Bo Hi Pak,
a former Korean military-intelligence officer and Moon's top
U.S. operative. Rev. Robert Grant, chairman of the coalition,
initially denied, then confirmed links between his traditional
Christians and the Moonies. A main source of the Moon money
involved "hundreds of millions, Moon said in 1984"
seems to be Japan. A national bar association panel there
reported in July that a church - organized high-pressure sales
scheme had bilked Japanese consumers out of at least $165
million since 1980, terming that sum only the "tip of the
Bo Hi Pak's 60th Birthday Celebration, Washington, D.C.,
August 26, 1990, "...Dr. Pak uses the occasion of his
60th birthday celebration to give his heartfelt thanks to
several people in attendance, including Congressman Ichord,
Dr. Bob Grant, Ambassador Sang Kook Han, Ambassador Phillip
Sanchez and his wife, and Gary
"Now I want to speak about
Dr. Bob Grant. Dr. Grant's primary mission nowadays is not
leading AFC. His primary mission is to speak to visiting
Korean groups... The other day I joked with him, and I told
him, the Korean public is waiting for you, Dr. Grant. ... They
want you to come to Korea to run for the presidency. You have
created a big constituency. There is a certain truth to it.
Dr. Grant is becoming very popular among Korean intellectuals
and leaders of Korea. But the more important thing is this:
Dr. Grant never once complained or excused himself, never
once. Speaking to these groups is an additional duty. He
knows Reverend Moon wants him to do it, and that is good
enough for him. He is giving his heart and soul, day in
and day out, pouring out his message, teaching about America
to these Korean people. No one is telling the truth about
America like Reverend Bob Grant does. But he loves America. He
is confident. He is a man of positive thinking. He is a man of
"Now when the regional
directors come, you usually come to his home. His basement has
become a conclave of our AFC regional directors. He loves to
have our people come into his home and use it and occupy it.
The other day I said, bless him who understands that the
kingdom of God is the kingdom of use. He is using every bit of
everything he has for the sake of goodness. Of course, Judy,
his lovely bride (I know she is still a bride because I was at
their wedding in Palm Springs, California), supports him
"Bob Grant knows Reverend
Moon loves him and expects him to accomplish great things.
Reverend Moon knows he is a great leader and even wants him to
become president of the United States. Dr. Grant said, no, no,
I was born in Canada. Impossible. The Constitution does not
allow me to run for the presidency. Reverend Moon simply said,
let's change the Constitution. My only birthday plea to Dr.
Bob Grant is this. I know Dr. Grant loves Jesus Christ. He is
a tremendous man of God and man of Christ. But I want to tell
him I used to think that way too. I was already a Christian
for five years before I became a Unification Church member. I
thought joining the Unification Church was in some way a
betrayal of Jesus Christ. I am sure all those Jesus-loving
ministers have that instinct."
"But in my life of Divine
Principle over 30-some years, I have come to the realization
that Jesus and Reverend Moon are one. Jesus in heaven is
sweating and laboring to see to it that Reverend Moon's
mission here on earth is successful. That is the way Jesus'
mission shall be fulfilled. This most poignant realization
came to me: Jesus and Reverend Moon are one. As much as Elijah
and John the Baptist were one...." 43
Korean Committee for Peace
in Asia and the Pacific from the Democratic People's Republic
of Korea to Washington, D.C. 44
Robert Grant and Gary Jarmin
America, Your Time Has Come,
Washington, DC, November 13, 1988 "...Dr. Pak speaks
intimately and with great pride to all the American Freedom
Coalition and American Constitutional Committee leaders after
pledge service.." Grant and Jarmin gave reports as
Gary Jarmin is/was on the
steering committee of National Parents Day Foundation, which
is based with the American Freedom Coalition, mentioned above.
Robert Grant is/was president of National Parents Day
Foundation. Parents Day was established as a response to a
Moonie holiday, promoted by Rev. and Mrs. Moon as the
"True Parents of Mankind."
in 1978, received his "CERTIFICATE IN BIBLICAL
STUDIES" from the International
School of Theology >http://www.leaderu.com/isot/index.html>, which is a ministry of Bill Bright's
Campus Crusade for Christ. Jay Gary is a preterist and a
refers to the idea that Bible prophecy has been
fulfilled in the past, although partial preterists believe
there is some yet to be fulfilled. Modern Full Preterism
declares that all prophecy was allegedly fulfilled in
A. D. 70 when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem. Todd Dennis of
Archive writes >http://www.preteristarchive.com/Preterism/dennis-todd_01_intro.html:
It is my
impression that Preterist Christianity sees much more
relevant prophetic fulfillment in this age than do
Futurists. Instead of believing that all prophecy has
been fulfilled, Preterists believe that all Bible eschatology
has been fulfilled. In short, the Preterist view
sees Biblical end-times events as referring to the end of
the Old Covenant, not the end of the universe or church
age (cf. Heb 8:13).
exposure to the term "Preterist" in the 20th
century has been in commentaries on the book of Revelation.
The Preterist view on the book of Revelation is a complete
departure from the Futurist view, which believes that most
of the book is yet to be fulfilled. While
partial Preterists differ on how much of the book of
Revelation has been fulfilled, Preterists are in agreement
that the entire book has been fulfilled in the spiritual and
Most Preterists believe
that the book of Revelation was written prior to the
destruction of Jerusalem in A.D.70. ..."
"...Those who believe
... that all eschatological events are in
the past are called "Preterists," while
those who believe that only many eschatological
events are in the past (with more in the future) are called
"partial Preterists." As Preterism is the
position of total fulfillment in the past, those who believe
in future fulfillments are only partial Preterists.
Partial Preterism is another form of Futurism...Partial
Preterism crosses all denominational lines and is
completely conformable to most forms of Futurism....Preterists,
sometimes called "consistent Preterists" or
"full Preterists," teach that, according to
Christ's testimony (Luke 21:22,32), all prophecy
was fulfilled in the first century (including the second
coming of Christ). The practical application of this
is that we have the fullness of salvation and redemption,
which was only
still promised for the pre-A.D.70
Gary is "Senior Editor of Presence
is a branch of Living
Presence Ministries >http://www.livingpresence.org/>, which was formed by a group of Bible
scholars in December 1996.
Tim King is editor and publisher of
Presence magazine. The theology is full preterism, futurism
and what they have now termed "Transmillennialism™
Ministries is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization
dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through
the mass media. What makes the organization unique compared
with other Christian media ministries is its emphasis on the
fulfillment of all Bible prophecy -- including "end
time" or "last days" events (also called eschatology
>http://www.livingpresence.org/what.htm#To Cov Eschatology).
The organization asserts
that the fulfillment of all Old Testament prophecy is at the
core of the gospel of Jesus Christ and was fulfilled by the
time Jerusalem was destroyed in A.D. 70. The New Testament
makes it clear that without the fulfillment of all Bible
prophecy, sin remains unforgiven, redemption remains
incomplete, eternal life remains unavailable, and (according
to Matthew 5:17-19) the Law of Moses -- with its festival
observance, priesthood and animal-sacrifice system --
remains in effect.
Although Christ's death on
the cross provided the blood for atoning sin, He
subsequently was required to enter into heaven itself to
present the sacrifice (Hebrews 9:24). The completion of
His High Priestly work was manifested in A.D. 70, about 40
years after the cross, when earthly Jerusalem and its temple
were destroyed. This highly significant destruction
ended the Mosaic practice of animal sacrifice for atonement
once and for all, signifying that God finally had "put
away sin" through the atoning blood and priesthood of
Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:26).
has been in the making for some 30 years. While its proponents
do not teach at leading divinity schools, they have published
their research in theological journals for more than a decade.
They also belong to academic associations such as the
"Society of Biblical Literature," the "Center
for Millennial Studies," "The American Academy of
Religion," and the "World Future Society." http://www.livingpresence.org/lpmfaq.htm#three
Max King, an independent
scholar and minister in the churches of Christ, founded living
In 1971, the year
following the release of Hal Lindsey's Late Great Planet
Earth, Max King quietly published The
Spirit of Prophecy. This 392-page biblical bombshell
claimed "eschatology", or the study of last
things, properly understood pertained to the end of the Old
Covenant world, rather than the end of time. http://www.livingpresence.org/books/pages/3.shtml
Despite criticism along
traditional lines that envisioned a future Second Coming,
the fulfilled Bible prophecy movement gathered steam. The
"preterist" view first spread among the Churches
of Christ in the '70s and '80s, and then among Reformed
Presbyterians. Today Transmillennialism™ is an
international movement and is considered to be the fastest
growing field of Christian millennialism....
Gary was was mentored by Robert Muller, former
assistant secretary general of the UN and who is also on the
Temple of Understandings (at St. John the Divine Cathedral)
Advisory Board. Gary was founder of the Global Service Office,
which spawned B.E.G.I.N or BimillEnnial Global Interaction
which letterhead bore Robert Muller's name. Gary, who has
promoted other New Ager's such as David Spangler, called
Muller a "key person" in the organizations plans.
Dr. Robert G. Muller See: World
Vision: Global Education; Letter
1978 he served with Ralph Winter's U.S. Center for World
Mission. Jay Gary helped to develop USCWM's Perspectives study
program. 1986-1989, he worked for Campus Crusade for Christ as
a consultant, and also consulted as a planner for the Lausanne
initiatives, which were started by Billy Graham. He helped
develop the national younger leaders strategy which culminated
in Leadership '88. He was instrumental in bringing about
the Lausanne sponsored Global Consultation of World
Evangelization by AD2000 and Beyond or GCOWE.
Gary's Star of 2000 website >http://www.starof2000.com/seminars/seminars.htm >
is also another source of his theology.
> Jay Gary was applauded for his "celebrate Jesus"
proposals. "...Gary, 40, a Colorado consultant who refers
to himself as 'the Millennium Doctor,' is top cheerleader for
a turn-of-the-century Christmas spectacular. He has written a
book ("The Star of 2000"), cranked out press
releases and created an Internet forum to promote the
idea." As a matter of fact, the author of the Times
article seems fairly positive toward Jay's book. He writes,
"Gary's book offers a multitude of suggestions: religious
pilgrimages (Rome, for example, is reportedly expecting an
extra 10 million visitors in 2000), Jesus video parties
(watching Franco Zefirelli's six-hour epic "Jesus of
Nazareth" with friends at home), walking in a worldwide
March for Jesus (this May 27 and continuing each year until
2000), attending plays such as "Godspell" or
"Jesus Christ Superstar," or making a special
donation to charity. Even a small act is meaningful, he says,
quoting an ancient proverb, "It's better to light one
candle than to curse the darkness."
more on Jay Gary, see the Archives of Mission Frontiers
...The Bulletin of Ralph Winter's U.S.
Center for World Mission: July 1987, April 1988, Aug
1988, July/August 1994.
Or one can 'escribe' and see
over 300 messages by Jay Gary. http://www.escribe.com/history/2000ad/?by=Author&a=Jay%20Gary
Take note of Gary's remarks in such emails as, eScribe
The Magic Moment, Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 12:03:21
Gary is a
Senior Associate of the World Network of Religious Futurists. [WNRF]
WNRF is a branch of the World
Futures Society.>http://www.wfs.org/futurist.htm He presently serves as the co-chair of
Futures Network >http://www.wnrf.org/networks/christian.htm> which is the Christian "node"
of World Network of Religious Futures
the attached article 'Jay
Gary & The World Future Society' for an understanding
of these organizations.
have been just a few of the many who have come out of Fuller.
As we noted, Billy Graham was on the Board of Trustees, and
Bill Bright was there during the "think tank" years,
when the strategies were being developed.
Scripture tells us that
"...this gospel will be preached in all the world for a
witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
And Mark 13:10 "And the gospel must first
be published among all nations." Jesus did not say
how that would be accomplished or by who. He simply pointed
out that these things would come to pass before the end came.
Whatever the heart is behind these movements, God's Word is
not bound by intent. Paul wrote,
I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the
word of God is not bound."
Gary & The World Future Society
The Evangelical "Think Tank"
Sara. Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Political
Power in the United States, NY: Guilford Press, 1995.
On The World Christian Movement, A Reader ~ Revised
1981, 1992 by The Institute of International Studies; Revised
1992 , 1995 edition
Ralph Winter: Founder U.S. Center for World Missions; Steven
C. Hawthorne: Director of Curriculum Development, Institute of
International Studies; Associate Editors: Darrell R.
Dorr; Bruce Graham; Published By: William Carey Library
(which is at U.S. Center for World Missions,
Pasadena, California )
Ashbrook, John E., New
Neutralism II, Here I Stand Books, Ohio, 1992
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