Decoding the Evangelical’s Manifesto for Global Ecumenism

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Guest article by Watcher’s Lamp

Since the passing of Jerry Falwell, it seems that politically motivated religious groups are competing for the attention of the American electorate during this campaign season.

First, Red Letter Christians announced that we are trying to create a new movement that seeks to make faithfulness to Biblical Christianity an imperative for progressive politics. With media exposure, the group recasts the image of a “Christian” in the 21st century, i.e. sympathetic toward the bondage of homosexuality and inclusive toward other religious belief systems. The Red Letter Christians misrepresent Biblical Christianity to the general public.

Now, another self appointed “non-group” of public square Christians step up to the podium at the National Press Club to act as spokesmen ( though the event is described as an invitation to join the effort ) for Evangelicals to announce: ” We’re different, we’re sorry, and we’ll change for the global good.”

The Evangelical Manifesto claims it does not represent a formal organization though it has assumed the responsibility of redefining what it means to be a globally responsible Evangelical.

The expressed intent of the Manifesto claims to “depoliticize” faith or “take religion out of politics.” Which is interesting, giving the venue of the National Press Club.

The Proponents of the Manifesto

Liberal “theologians” such as:

Dr. Richard Mouw, President of the man-centered, humanist Fuller Theolgical seminary

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals

Dallas Willard, contemplative guru for the Emerging church movement.

America’s pastor, Rick Warren has been rumored as a participating architect, but has not officially stepped up as a signatory. Click here to read this entire article.

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