By Brannon S. Howse
As you might guess, I'm a news and worldview junkie, and, eagerly study cultural trends, global strategies, public policy, and religious worldviews in order to better understand the times in which we live. In 2007, I began to notice a striking trend. I recognized politicians, religious leaders, actors, and many people in general cherry-picking three different philosophies to form a "new" worldview. While there is “nothing new under the sun” (the lies of Satan are continually being repackaged) almost no one—including even Christian leaders and authors—is recognizing this insidious worldview merger.
Finally, in the spring of 2008, I called one of my favorite worldview speakers and authors and shared with him what I was seeing and proposed the idea that these three worldviews were merging into a dominant new worldview embraced on a global scale. He didn’t see it and tried to convince me that the worldviews cannot rightly be merged into one. So I called another worldview expert and author Dr. Ron Carlson and found a fellow researcher that not only confirmed my theory but engaged me in a lengthy conversation about his research.
Dr. Carlson and I agree that the worldviews of evolutionary humanism, Hindu pantheism, and occultism have merged to create a worldview I call One-World Spirituality. The theology of this worldview is pantheism; the philosophy is pagan spirituality; the biology is Darwinian evolution; the economic system is socialism, the politics is globalism, and the activism of this worldview is centered on radical environmentalism and political correctness (cultural Marxism). The goals of this One-World Spirituality are just what we’ve outlined before: a one-world government, one-world religion, and one-world economic system.
Evolutionary humanism denies the Creator God. So, since we are all just an accident of nature, there is no absolute truth and no ultimate judge. "Might makes right." Therefore, a dominant global government that oppresses dissenters is justified.
A few weeks after my revealing conversation with Dr. Carlson, while researching another article, I stumbled onto an alarming fact: Adolf Hitler adhered to this same blending of worldviews. To wit, the swastika was adapted from Hinduism and tweaked to become the symbol of the Nazi Party.
Hindu monism and pantheism teach “All is One, and All is God, and God is Impersonal.” The purpose of yoga—which means "yoke or union with God" in Sanskrit—is to help the practitioner become one with the Impersonal All. One -World Spirituality says no one can be better than anyone else, that all religions must be equal, and that no one can be in heaven while someone else is in hell. Theologically speaking, this all-roads-lead-to-God approach is universalism. And the beneficial-sounding, intellectually popular, politically correct, contemporary term for this concept is pluralism.
A belief and commitment to the exclusivity of Jesus Christ in a world of religions is now politically incorrect and does not conform to the mandates of pluralism. The Associated Press reported on June 23, 2008, that a report released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found:
"57% of evangelical church attendees said they believe many religions can lead to eternal life. In all, 70 percent of Americans with a religious affiliation shared that view, and 68 percent said there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of their own religion."
Of course, anyone that believes this is not really an evangelical Christian. This report reveals that Biblical Christianity is now a minority worldview in America.
The social implications of pagan spirituality are stunning. If we are all one, no individual or nation should be better or worse off than anyone else, and thus the only acceptable economic worldview is socialism, the attempt to equalize the distribution of wealth.
Then there is occultism. Occultism encourages practices and experiences that purport to help a person discover his or her version of Christ-consciousness—personal divinity—and, thus, ultimate salvation. It promotes talking to spirit or master guides, as encouraged by Alice Bailey.
Whether consciously or not, many leaders in business, government, and organized religion embrace One-World Spirituality. Within the Emergent Church, some engage in pagan spirituality, promote pantheism and globalism, and praise the economic worldview of Karl Marx.
One of the most visible American politicians living out this One-World Spirituality is former Vice President Al Gore. An ex-Southern Baptist turned New Ager, Gore has embraced pantheism, pagan spirituality, socialism, and globalism and uses radical environmentalism to propagate his worldview throughout America and the world.
I am certain that the president of at least one country understands the Marxist agenda of the One-World Spiritualists—although I'm not sure if he understands these three worldviews have merged to form this new worldview—and he understands that the "crisis" being manufactured to implement it is radical environmentalism. Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, survived communism and now warns the world about these people's ultimate goal, the elimination of freedom.
President Klaus authored Blue Planet in Green Shackles in which he argues that radical environmentalism masks socialism, communism, and fascism. Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media cites Klaus: "But while communism was an atheistic system, Klaus notes, modern environmentalism has assumed a religious dimension and has become a 'green religion.'"
Kincaid ties in other significant players:
"Bush and Senator John McCain … have fallen into the camp, which includes Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most of the Democratic Party, which wants to further erode individual freedom in the name of saving the environment. It is the modern version of Marxism; “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” except the needs of the environment are now being placed above those of people."
And Klaus explains that the ultimate goal is "completely about power, and about the hegemony of the 'chosen ones' (as they see themselves) over the rest of us, about the imposition of the only correct worldview (their own), about the remodeling of the world."
He warns that radical environmentalists intend to completely destroy private property rights and the free enterprise system through limiting the "carbon footprint" of individuals and companies, growing the size of government, and ushering in socialism. Klaus told the Washington Times, “I understand that global warming is a religion conceived to suppress human freedom.”
So why should you care about the merging of three worldviews that come together in Alice Bailey’s legacy? In 1 Chronicles 12, Issachar, one of the tribes in Israel, was praised for being wise since they understood the times and knew what God would have them do. Now more than ever, God is calling believers to expose false teaching, false religions, and the lies of Satan. The need is critical now that millions are converting to the One-World Spirituality. The end result will be the destruction of their very souls—and likely most of our personal freedoms.
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