One thing in studying the interfaith movement all these years, almost every group is being brought into the antichrist fold of global spirituality, one world religion and one world government. There is nothing wrong with desiring to "help the world" but when it is used as a "smokescreen" for false global unity, that is a major problem. Something was needed to unify the evangelicals worldwide and bring them into the new world order. With endless associated groups and connected parachurch organizations, Lausanne is one of those organizations that has filled that endeavor since 1974. One Lausanne connected group has had the participation of Calvary Chapel pastors as well. Billy Graham is the founder of Lausanne. Lausanne, with its ecumenical themes for evangelicals definitely is advancing the Vatican II and one world religion aims of the Roman Catholic church and globalist elite.
The story of Lausanne begins with Rev. Billy Graham. A powerful preacher, Graham quickly rose to prominence in the 1940’s and 50’s to become America’s foremost evangelist. As he began preaching internationally, Graham developed a passion to “unite all evangelicals in the common task of the total evangelization of the world.”
In 1966 the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in partnership with America’s Christianity Today magazine, sponsored the World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin. The Congress brought together 1,200 delegates from over 100 countries and inspired a number of follow-up conferences in places such as Singapore and Bogotá.
Just a few years later, Graham perceived the need for a larger, more diverse congress to reframe the Christian mission of evangelization in a world rife with social, political, economic, and religious upheaval. He shared this idea with 100 world Christian leaders, and the affirmation of the need for such a Congress was overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
The official "covenant" of this group is of interest as well. Its advancement [section 5] of the false social justice gospel [this time in global rather then national form] speaks for itself. Do not let the nice words and phrase "World Evangelization" fool you, their aim is to water down and twist the true gospel of Jesus Christ and advance false world evangelization as warned about by Al Dager in this series of articles warning about the "World Christian Movement".
Keep this distinction in mind from the link above as you read and as you watch the video below:
"True evangelism follows the spreading of the pure Gospel with the planting churches and the discipling of believers that will guard the biblical truths and practices vital to sustaining a viable relationship between individual believers and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Evangelization is the term used by the global, ecumenical World Christian Movement to gain the support of churches throughout the world. It denotes the "Christianizing" of all a world's "people groups" by means a work that combines social and political action as equal elements with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
To the average Christian there is no distinction between evangelism and evangelization. But to the World Christian Movement there is a distinction. Essentially, that distinction is that evangelism involves the saving of souls, while evangelization means the saving of whole nations or "people groups spiritually and temporally through political and social action."
This fall, Lausanne is having a new Congress in Capetown. Where thousands of church leaders will be brought together yet again:
Cape Town 2010, held in collaboration with the World Evangelical Alliance, will bring together 4,000 leaders from more than 200 countries to confront the critical issues of our time – other world faiths, poverty, HIV/AIDS, persecution, among others - as they relate to the future of the Church and world evangelization.
I find the phrase on the above website "Global Conversation" quite interesting going along with the world unity theme.
If your pastor or church is part of Lausanne or associated with an associated group, please be wary, as some of what the pastors are even taught shows the "influence" this group wants to spread. Don't miss the section instructing your church leader on "An indifferent Attitude towards Unity"