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Filling the Blanks With Fuller
Fuller's Evangelical 'Think Tank'
|John Wimber||Richard Foster|
|Dr. Arthur Glasser||Dick Eastman|
|George Eldon Ladd||Phill Butler|
|Jay Grimstead||Robert Grant|
|David Bryant||Jay Gary|
2 Corinthians 11:14-15
"And 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 works."
John 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 dominionist theology.
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 sources,
" 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 process."
2 Corinthians 11:12-13
"But 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."
Dr. Arthur Glasser - developed the methodology on ecumenism. A bio concerning Dr. Glasser includes the following information:
"...1970 Joined missions faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California
1971-1980 Dean of the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary
1972 Attended the meeting of the World Council of Church's Commission of World Mission and Evangelism in Bangkok, Thailand
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, Australia
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 Movement.
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.
4) "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.
George. 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" society.
Ordained 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.
Jay 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; http://www.reformation.net/cor/ICBIbkgrnd.htm
For Dennis Peacocke See: Shepherding
COR's 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]
Jay Grimstead's COR drafted the “17 Worldview Documents,” which involved cell groups for ‘sheep’ and pastors. http://www.reformation.net/cor/cordocs.htm#worldview
"...Accordingly, 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 the Manifesto 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 America...
From 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 theology." http://www.reformation.net/ICC/ccdocuments.htm
The ecumenical National 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, Director,
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, Executive Director
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. Duane Gish, Ph,D.Vice President Institute for Creation Research; Dr. David Howard, L.H.D., Gen. Director
World Evangelical Fellowship; Dr. D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Pastor
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church; Dr. Tim LaHaye, D.Min., President
American Coalition for Traditional Values; Dr. Harold Lindsell, Ph.D., Editor Emeritus
Christianity today; Ed McAteer , President
Religious Roundtable; Dr. Josh McDowell, D.D., President
Josh McDowell Ministries; Rev. Bob Mumford, President Lifechangers; Dr. Gary North, Ph.D., President
Institute for Christian Economics; Dr. J.I. Packer, Ph.D., Professor
Systematic Theology, Regent College; Rev. Dennis Peacocke, President
Strategic Christian Services; Jerry Regier President
Family Research Council; Dr. R. J. Rushdoony, Ph.D., President
Council of Chalcedon; Dr. Robert Simonds, Th.D., President
National Assoc. of Christian Educ.; Dr. Jack Van Impe, Ph.D., President
Jack Van Impe Ministries; Dr. Ralph Winter, Ph.D., General Director
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.”
David Bryant – Concerts of Prayer International, 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 Christ.
National Concert of Prayer > http://www.gospelcom.net/npc/initiatives#radio> 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
and Fuller graduate (holds a doctorate in
(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.
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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, celebration).
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..
Foster 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') mailing list.
The web article about David and Karen Mains, presents these thoughts:
“Both 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
Documentation regarding 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
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Dick Eastman – AOG, International President of Every Home For Christ,> http://www.ehc.org/aboutehc.html> also known as World Literature Crusade, 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 page:
"...we 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
Dick 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.
The data-basing and canvassing of every home serves another purpose according to Nancy Flint.
"...They 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!
Phill Butler – Interdev founder and president – which is a partnership facilitating agency. Has a business degree from Bob Jones University. From a Frontiers 2000 bio:
"Internationally 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 communication.
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 Development
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 unreached people.
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
From 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
Butler 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 partnerships today." SEE: Wycliffe
Robert Grant – A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. Founder and chairman of the board of the political Christian Voice [http://www.christianvoice.web229.net/] ;
Chairman of the American Freedom Coalition. >http://www.afcomm.com/afc/afchome.html
According to their own information, "American 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."
From CNP Joint Projects A-D >American Freedom Coalition [Moon/Unification Church front] other members ~ Alan Gottlieb, Robert Grant, Lynn Francis Bouchey, L. Brent Bozell, III, Thomas F. Ellis, Lt. General Daniel O. Graham, Gary Jarmin, Dr. Mildred Faye Jefferson , Dr. W. Cleon Skousen, Major General John K. Singlaub, Steven A. F. Trevino, Richard Viguerie
Rev. Grant has confirmed links between his "Christians" and Moonies with both organizations reportedly being fronts for the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon.
CNP's Robert 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 McAteer 's Religious Roundtable Council of 56 33 See: Religious Roundtable .; former chairman Coalition for Religious Freedom; co-publisher Presidential Biblical Scoreboard and the Candidates Biblical Scoreboard.
Coalition 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." 35.
For 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. 36 For George Otis See: The Call DC Plus; The Fuller Evangelical Think Tank; Charisma With Latter Rain
"...[American 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..." 37
"Christian 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, Gary Jarmin, 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."
"In 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.'
"As 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, Richard 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...
"In 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 ) David Balsiger'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 evangelicals." 38
Colonel 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 included CNP's David Balsiger and Connie Marshner , who represents Paul Weyrich's Free Congress Foundation. 40
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 COR's goals 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.
For Dennis Peacocke, Mumford, Doner See: Shepherding; Jay Grimstead
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] Richard Viguerie, 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 iceberg.'' 41
Dr. 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 Jarmin... 42
"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 love."
"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 completely."
"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 in attendance.(1995)
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 leaders. 45
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."
Jay Gary 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 futurist.
"Preterism" 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 the Preterist 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).
The biggest 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 temporal realms.
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 believers..." [opinion>http://www.preteristarchive.com/Preterism/dennis-todd_p_01.html]
Update: Jay Gary is "Senior Editor of Presence magazine" >www.christianity.com/partner/Article_Display_Page/0,,PTID16359|CHID120305|CIID236674,00.html
Presence magazine [http://www.livingpresence.org/presence/index.htm] 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™
"Living Presence 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).
"Transmillennialism™ 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 Presence.
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....
Jay 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.
For Dr. Robert G. Muller See: World Vision: Global Education; Letter
In 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.
Mr. Gary's Star of 2000 website >http://www.starof2000.com/seminars/seminars.htm > is also another source of his theology.
At Brigada >http://www.brigada.org/today/bt950512.html#Ref2 > 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."
For more on Jay Gary, see the Archives of Mission Frontiers > http://www.missionfrontiers.org/archive.htm,
...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 2000AD T2k: The Magic Moment, Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 12:03:21 >http://www.escribe.com/history/2000ad/m2315.html
Mr. Gary is a Senior Associate of the World Network of Religious Futurists. [WNRF] >http://www.mille.org/people/jgary.html.
WNRF is a branch of the World Futures Society.>http://www.wfs.org/futurist.htm He presently serves as the co-chair of the Christian 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.
These 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." Matthew 24:14
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,
2 Timothy 2:9
"Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound."
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Resources: Diamond, Sara. Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States, NY: Guilford Press, 1995.
Perspectives On The World Christian Movement, A Reader ~ Revised Edition (1995);
Copyright 1981, 1992 by The Institute of International Studies; Revised 1992 , 1995 edition
Editors: 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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