Amitai Etzioni - Hidden Guru of Globalization:
"American sociologist and educator Amitai Etzioni was one of the prominent founders of this newly shaped philosophy. He believes that individuals have been given too much freedom and not enough responsibilities. Etzioni and other communitarians are in favor of more obligations and fewer rights.They desire the community to live up to the basic principle of the good society. But as you will learn, it will only be good for those in charge."
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The Hands and Feet of Christ and the Identifying Marks of a Communitarian Social Justice Agenda
knowledge and apply it. Life Groups maintain a healthy balance on four core values: Sharing, Study, Prayer,
For example, Willowdale Chapel of Unionville, PA and their $6.5 million "Shine Like Stars"
"community program" merging church ministries, government, and social service
organizations. See: http://www.willowdalechapel.org/slscampaign/, and our previous
post about Willowdale's collectivist/communitarian approach at:
The hands represent the interconnectedness of the group, and
"National and local service, as well as volunteer work, is desirable to build and express a civil commitment.
Such activities, bringing together people from different backgrounds and enabling and encouraging them
to work together, build community and foster mutual respect and tolerance."
Their logic is that you need to build community in order to create a collective mindset. Creating a collective
"Collectivism is any philosophic, political, religious, economic, or social outlook that emphasizes the
interdependence of every human. The term interdependence in the Communist Manifesto (1848)
in describing the universal interdependence of nations in comparison to the old local and national seclusion
of independence and self-sufficiency."
Marx and Engel's social relationships and processes are associated with Feudalism, including the
Realizing that these concepts lead to Communism, note what this U.N. representative said about unity in
"...the highest possible attainment of a civilization, a testimony to the most noble possibilities of the human
race. This attainment is made possible through passionate concern for choice, in an atmosphere of social
trust." Michael Novak, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission 
Interdependence, unity in diversity, and interconnectedness are New Age/occult concepts that are taught
"An essential principle of theosophy is its concept of a holistic world view which emphasizes the unity and
interconnectedness of all life, the basic oneness of all people and all species of life. Its philosophy points to
a divine spark in each of us that is always part of the Source from which it arises."
These three teachings are being used to bring in the single authoritarian government. Take note of this
Today, sustainable development calls to rethink our relationship to the economy, to society and the
environment, bearing in mind that the emerging and future challenges of humankind do require
collective responses, which implies the kind of solidarity that can result only from a culture of peace,
non-violence and dialogue which condenses “that which binds” cultures and societies to each other
and from within. In turn, a culture of peace fosters sustainable development since it is aimed at helping
people cope resiliently and creatively with ethical, cultural, political, environmental and other social
True peace is not the lack of conflict between men, but the lack of conflict between men
and God. God has given us the solution to human conflict and that solution is the person
of Christ Jesus. There is only one “roadmap to peace” and it is the path with Jesus.
If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you would know that Antichrist will come in peaceably
Satan has cleverly uses doctrines of demons to get the church on board with cleverly disguised global
and community missional goals to assist the Enemy in securing the world for his purposes. Even the
"For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many,
are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews
or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body
is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body;
is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body;
is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole
were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the
body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they
many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee:
nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body,
which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be
less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more
abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together,
having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the
body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member
suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it."
The true meaning of these verses is directed toward genuine believers, so that:
- Each believer in the Body of Christ will seek unity within the Body, and
- Each believer has a different spiritual gift, their position within the Body has an important part.
the community or some far-off land. If coupled with the Great Commission, it still isn't the
correct use of scripture.
(Comment from us:
For example: "Good Neighbors Home Repair" of Kennett Square, PA,
www.goodneighborshomerepair.org, an ecumenical, interfaith, interdenominational volunteer
organization that uses the services of students and others to do needed home repairs for the
poor. Trouble is, they get exposed to mystical contemplative practices where they have meals
and sleeping accomodations under the guise of "worship".)
The Christian Communist uses several passages to advance their theological and political theory based upon
That is a far reach from the original intent for the purpose of the Church.
With the emphasis on the concern for community and social justice issues, this should cause us to
question the genuine purpose of the Body of Christ. The Bible says that it is to: worship God (Luke 4:8;
John 4:23), study His Word (2 Tim. 2:15), pray (Acts 2:42), love one another (John 13:35), bear one
another's burdens (Gal. 6:2), learn how to live as godly people (Titus 2:11-12), for the perfecting of the
saints (Eph. 4:12), and to spread the Gospel (Matt. 28:18-20).
Change agents routinely alter the meaning and use of biblical words and phrases. For instance,
the Emergent/Purpose Driven church use of the phrase "the hands and feet of Christ." This
phrase actually has two meanings - one true and the other false. The first meaning is used in
Gospel outreach. It describes one who goes out to preach the Gospel to an unsaved world headed toward
judgment. It is one who reaches their surrounding community through Gospel Mission ministries to the poor,
and prison outreach, as they deliver the “good news” that condemned sinners worthy of judgement from
God’s wrath, having offended a holy God. It has been used over the years within the Church to emphasize
that each individual believer, as they work in ministry, may be the only Jesus the unbelieving world will ever
see. It's the basis for lifestyle evangelism, and it can often silently lead people to the Lord.
The second use of the phrase is relatively new. The Purpose Driven, seeker friendly church, is
one that improves society. Outside of bettering society, the missional concept has no content;
it specifically denies a mission of proclaiming an escape from God’s coming wrath.
For the Emergent, “The journey is the reward,” and the journey will certainly end well for all.
If it has a Gospel presentation, it's typically a weak one, or no Gospel at all. It mobilizes the unrepentant
to good works - to be the hands and feet of Christ.
Calling a Spade a Spade
Can you see how the Church has moved from freedom to servitude? Christians are slowly being
brainwashed to think like Communists. Some in Christianity have traditionally viewed our service
to God as an act of slavery, taking the ancient images of slavery and superimposing them onto modern
Christianity. Their is a notion that our normal relationship and service to God should be that of a slave to
a master, instead of that of a child of God responding out of love and gratitude to a good God. In reading
the following verse, being slaves is not the picture of what Jesus described to us of who we are. He does
desire our obedience and service, but it is in our freedom that we do so.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the
servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have
heard of my Father I have made known unto you." John 15:13-15
Do pastors learn this way of "doing" church from their seminary training? In part, yes.
The Leadership Network's logo symbolizes the interconnecting network of feudalism. "The Feudal
system had a ruling class who owned all the land and wealth, and provided security and safety to
all the serfs. In turn the serfs provided work and servitude to their master. But many people do
not realize the collective aspect of how serfs lived together."
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