Monday, June 21, 2010

New Age Code Phrase #1: Interfaith Dialogue

New Age Code Word I--DIALOGUE

What ever happened to talk? preach? witness?

I know this word wasn't used as much during my childhood within Catholicism but I knew it was used predominantly within New Age circles by the early 1980s. Many churches have now adopted it.

In regards to interfaith dialogue, I may talk to non-Christians myself, have discussions with them, but it is not dialogue. The main component of this type of "interfaith dialogue" is the seeking of truth elsewhere.

Deuteronomy 12: (30) take heed to yourself that you not be snared to follow them after they have been destroyed before you; and that you not inquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their And I shall do so, even I. (31) You shall not do so to Jehovah your God;....

Dialogue is a conversation among persons or groups who differ on a subject, the primary purpose of which is for each party to learn from the other.. Religion (or its functional equivalent, ideology) can be understood as "an explanation of the ultimate meaning of life, and how to live accordingly." Religion, or ideology, is at the source and sustaining core of every culture.

What you have here is as people participate in interfaith dialogue, they all bring together bits and pieces of their own religions, and move more towards a religion of "all faiths" [a universalism as it were]. Also one fact about most of those who participate in interreligious dialogue, is that they see the "gods" of all religions, not as the false "gods" [false spirits], we warned of to stay away from in the Bible, but an archetype as it were as the "one true god". In other words Allah, Buddha, Shiva, and Vishnu, become representatives of "god" and all religions as implicitly "true" or as "holding many truths".

From a Catholic website called Monastic Interreligious Dialogue written by a Jesuit.

Dialogue requires that we preach the Gospel “in its entirety”. The qualities required are: sincerity, honesty, love of truth. But it also requires that one listen, “believing that the Spirit may speak powerfully to us through Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews....If we persevere in our journey through the storms of dialogue we come to deep inner peace in the appreciation of what is essential in our own faith and what we can profitably learn from Buddhism.

From UNESCO [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization]:

22. We will promote dialogue and harmony between and within religions, recognizing and respecting the search for truth and wisdom that is outside our religion. We will establish dialogue with all, striving for a sincere fellowship on our earthly pilgrimage.

These are the lies bringing forth the one world religion of the last days.

Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

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