Friday, September 11, 2009

Evangelicals Echo Pope's Call for Globalization

A group of Evangelicals have declared their support for Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), Pope Benedict XVI's social encyclical.

The Center For Public Justice published, Doing the truth in love: an evangelical call for response to Caritas in Veritate . The document applauds the pope's call for ethical and sustainable globalization. It calls on other Evangelicals to "read, wrestle with, and respond to Caritas in Veritate and its identification of the twin call of love and truth upon our lives as citizens, entrepreneurs, workers and, most fundamentally, as followers of Christ."

It also makes this alarming, half-truth statement:

"In Christ's death and resurrection, God removes all that stands in the way of right relationships between God and the world, among humans, and between humanity and the rest of creation. Human development is included in this restoration of all things to right relationship."

The inference is that globalization-driven human development is an automatic result of Christ's resurrection! It also ignores the Biblical essentials of "repent, believe and obey". It also implies that globalization is part of the restoration of all things, which according to Revelation 21, only occurs after the first heaven and the first earth pass away.

The document affirms the pope's call for civilized, equitable globalization. It also calls for new models of global governance. The sixty eight signatories include professors of universities and seminaries in North America and the UK.

Some familiar interfaith personalities endorsed the document:

The fact that Evangelicals are once again aligning with Rome clearly is evidence that the concept of Sola Scriptura and martyrs of The Reformation and have no place in post modern Evangelicalism.

See related articles:

Pope, on Eve of G-8, Calls for New Order With ‘Real Teeth’ , Pope To Propose International Agreement on Globalisation , Pope Calls For Global Authority Over World's Natural Resources

See more on the Evangelical-Ecumenical compromise here.

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