|Blair to lecture at Yale on faith and globalization|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Saturday, 08 March 2008 15:11|
This link from my friend Jim. Yale have announced that Special Envoy Tony Blair is planning to take on a part time job at the university, lecturing students about the issues of faith and globalization. The former British Prime Minister has taken on a number of different roles since leaving office last year. As well as taking on various speaking engagements on the international lecturing circuit, he acts as a consultant to American investment bank JP Morgan and Swiss insurance agent Zurich, and spends at least one week in four in the Middle East helping to build Palestinian economic and political institutions. While he was in office he rarely made mention of his faith, apart from one occasion on which he stated that he and US President Bush had prayed to God about whether or not to go to war with Iraq. I had even written several letters to him about the situation in Israel and how it relates to end time prophecy, and what he ought to do as Prime Minister of Great Britain. I also made sure he knew the Gospel. But I never received so much as a notification from Downing Street that he had received my correspondence. After he left office, Tony Blair converted to Catholicism. And since that time, the former Prime Minister has become heavily involved in the interfaith movement...
Quote: "Mr Blair, 54, is known to take an interest in encouraging understanding and dialogue between the three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Islam and Christianity – and has held talks with senior representatives of all three, which he regularly points out commonly derive from the patriarch Abraham. A practicing former Anglican, he converted to the Roman Catholic Church, to which his wife, Cherie, belongs, at a private service in December after months of speculation.
But how does faith relate to globalization, you ask? According to Yale President Richard Levin, "As the world continues to become increasingly inter-dependent, it is essential that we explore how religious values can be channelled toward reconciliation rather than polarisation". In other words, the political unification of this world is largely dependent on its religious unification. A few days ago I commented on the old Roman Empire, and how the Caesar sought to ensure the loyalty of all his citizens by setting himself up as a god to be worshipped by all. Today the same thing is happening. The book of Revelation mentions two leaders that will arise during the time of the tribulation period. A great political leader, which the whole world will wonder after because of his ability to make war (Revelation 13:4). And a great religious leader, who will ensure the loyalty of all to this great political leader (Revelation 13:12). It has been stated many times by many prominent figures, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, Home Secretary Blunkett and Pope Ratzinger, that religious extremism will be the enemy of the 21st Century. That's not just militant Islam, that includes evangelical Christians who are unwilling to compromise their belief that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven (John 14:6). Unfortunately there are some so-called Christians who are getting mixed up in this globalization process. One such person, Pastor Rick Warren, who is a member of the New World Order group, the Council on Foreign Relations, was invited to speak at a forum on Faith and Globalization by Tony Blair himself. This link was sent to me by my friend Kathi some weeks ago. The panel included a Catholic priest, an evangelical Christian, a Rabbi and a Muslim Cleric. As the above quotation states, all these faiths have one thing in common, they all claim Abraham as their father. Of course unless you have a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, then you are not of Abraham's seed (Galatians 3:29). Even Tony Blair has stated that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. As we can see, the end time deception during the tribulation period will be intense. And this is why John describes the False Prophet as having two horns like a lamb, but speaks like a dragon (Revelation 13:11). For it is entirely probable that the one world religion that will be set up in the last days will have a semblance of Christian morality, but will be devoid of the true power of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Do not be deceived by these demonic doctrines. If you want to know the truth, it's right there in the Scriptures. Open your Bible, and open your heart to Jesus Christ today.