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The New Tolerance: Prophetic Implications



The religious impact of the “New Tolerance” has profound prophetic implications. I see it as paving the way for the one world religion of the Antichrist.

In fact, steps have been taken to establish a one world religion based on the “New Tolerance.” Over 200 delegates from religious groups all over the world gathered at Stanford University to begin drafting a charter for an international interfaith institution to be called The Organization of United Religions.

The meeting was convened and presided over by Reverend William Swing, the Episcopal Bishop of San Francisco. Since 1993 he has been traveling worldwide to set up a network of religious leaders interested in a one world religious organization. The Bishop told the San Francisco Chronicle: “I’ve spent a lot of time praying with Brahmins, meditating with Hindus, and chanting with Buddhists. I feel I’ve been enormously enriched inwardly by exposure to these folks. I’ve gone back and read our own scriptures, and it’s amazing how they begin to read differently when you’re exposed to more truth from more people in other parts of the world.” This statement is the epitome of the “New Tolerance.” (Incidentally, I would like to know what “new truth” he found outside the Bible!)

The Melbourne Follow-up

A month later many of the same people gathered in Melbourne, Australia for a conference on religion and cultural diversity. The Archbishop of Canterbury (the leader of the Church of England) was present, and the Pope sent one of his highest ranking cardinals.

At the opening banquet, the lights were dimmed and people were told to focus on the candle on their table while the following prayer was offered:

“Let us focus on the candle, the small quivering fire, the light in the darkness, the call to evening prayer, the call to thanksgiving… for our togetherness, for our unity as sons and daughters of the earth in this vast and ancient land, this sacred soil of the Dreamtime.

In the presence of the Ineffable Other, the Holy Being of Infinity, the Numinous Beyond, the One and the Ultimate, the Alpha and the Omega, the Unknown and the Unknowable, Lord of the Cosmos, Center of Creation… we pray to you…”

Can you imagine any Christian leader praying such clap-trap? Since when, from a Christian viewpoint, has our Creator God become “unknown and unknowable”? Only a professing Christian captivated and deceived by the “New Tolerance” could pray such a blasphemous prayer.

Understandably, the conference concluded that the one cardinal sin is absolutism. Belief that one’s religion contains absolute truth was decried as pride.

And the most popular workshop was on “Religious Fundamentalism.” The featured speaker was an ordained Christian minister who, until recently, was the fulltime chaplain at the University of Melbourne. He denounced Christians who believe in the Bible and embrace creationism as “mean-spirited.” He also called them “authoritarian and dictatorial,” “violent,” “aggressive,” “pathological,” and “dangerous.” He characterized them as people who are incapable of independent thinking and who “brandish their floppy Bibles like weapons.”

Talk about paving the way for the Antichrist! I can hear him speaking now: “It makes no difference what you call your god. He can be Yahweh or Baal or Allah or Krishna or Mother Earth or Self. Just give me your allegiance as your god’s Messiah, and I will guarantee your freedom to worship as you please.”

The Time is Short

Jesus is coming soon! He is coming to rule with “a rod of iron” (Psalm 2:9 and Revelation 2:27). There will be no tolerance of evil, and the result will be that the world will be flooded with peace, righteousness, and justice as the waters cover the seas.

As we await His return, we are not to give in to the “New Tolerance.” We are to be loving, but not indifferent. We are called to be the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14). That means we are to stand up and speak out in behalf of righteousness.

  • “Hate evil, you who love the Lord.” — Psalm 97:10
  • God asks: “Who will stand up for Me against evil doers? Who will take his stand for Me against those who do wickedness?” — Psalm 94:16
  • “Abhor evil. Cling to what is good.” — Romans 12:9
  • “Hate evil. Love good. And establish justice.” — Amos 5:15

As these Scriptures clearly teach, we must boldly tell the world that there is a God who hates sin and who hates it so much that He sent His only Son to die for our sins so that we might be reconciled to our Creator.

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Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan is the Founder and Evangelist Emeritus of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher and he led over 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan was the host of the radio then television program Christ in Prophecy for nearly 40 years.

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  • As I read about the New Tolerance, one thing comes to mind. Actually, there is nothing "new" here. The attitude and views of these liberals has existed for decades. The difference is now they are the majority. They have the power. They control the media. They control education and now they control the majority of churches.

    WE ARE DOOMED! The tidal wave is past the shore and is set to devistate the nation. We can't turn it around. The war is lost.

    We've all known this day is coming. Don't say we can turn it around. Don't say we have a fighting chance. We DON'T! It's over. It's lost. And this is just how I always felt things would be like in the last days. Well, the last days are upon us.

    Our only hope now as far as I'm concerned is the soon return of our Lord to remove from this anti-
    Christian world. Oh God, please send your Son soon if possible but Your will be done.

  • It is true we are in The Last Days, but the war is not lost. We are here for a reason and it wasn't to save the world. We must preach The Gospel to all who are lost and pray to GOD ALMIGHTY to save many by HIS mercy. I do believe that we have started the downhill fall into the final events, but we knew this was going to happen according to GOD'S WORD. John 9:4 "We must work the works of HIM who sent ME as long as it is day;night is coming when no one can work.

  • When I say "lost" I mean that there is no return to the way things were. The secularists and athesits and satanists rule the world now. The world has changed and there is no going back.

    Right now our muslim president is over bowing and kissing the feet of his muslim brothers, plotting the demise of Israel.

    Christians are the most depised people in America. Good shall be called evil and evil shall be called good. To be a Christian in America is to be known as a racist, homophobe, murderer, ignorant, etc.

    The biggest waste of time for a Christian today would be to try reverse the inevitable takeover of the world by evil. Evil reigns. We must live in this new realty accordingly. The world will not repent. Do I sound defeated? I am. But only from the perspective of hope for this world. I have no hope for this world. It has decided to rebel and reject Jesus and the one who sent Him.

    HOWEVER, I do have hope, the greatest of hope, for those who now believe in Jesus and those who will come to put their faith in Him. We are not of this world. We are temporary residents awaiting the return of Christ. We are the only ones with true hope now. All others are doomed. So yes, our job now is to spread the Word and bring as many to Christ as possible. Our job is not to try to reverse the course the world is on for it is irreversable.

  • Just remember, Billy, that if they hate us it's because they hated Him first. We are in excellent company if people hate us.

    In fact, let them hate us. Hate us all you want. My God says that whoever hates me hates Him, so you're not hurting me in any way; you're hurting yourself.

    The final sword-stroke of this war has not been given, and won't be until Messiah returns with His own to throw down mankind's final kingdom.

    I read the back of the Book. We win. If that doesn't bring a smile….

  • Thunder…nice reply, especially the last part. And you're right…if I remember right Jesus told us we are blessed when other hate us because of our faith in Him.

  • I'm going off topic but can't help myself.

    With the closet muslim president's antics with his arab brothers and his disturbing rise and actions, I know I should know better, but I can't help to wonder if the anti-christ occupies the White House.

    If not, he is absolutely an anti-christ, jr.

  • At one time I thought that BHO was the AC, until I realized that he can't utter one coherent sentence without a teleprompter. Isn't the AC supposed to be eloquent and a smooth-talker?

    BHO is paving the way for AC, whether he knows it or not. He could even be a disciple of AC when he shows up; one of ten kings, maybe?

    Something to consider.

    And we are blessed when we are persecuted for our faith. Keep your head up, Billy, and look up, for our redemption is drawing nigh.

  • Have you heard about Dean Gotcher, he exposes the Hegelian Dialectic Process in Gov't and worse inside the many purpose driven/church growth movement, teaching others to say 'I think,……I feel" rather than saying what God's Word says.


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