By Brannon S. Howse
In 1921, a group of Fabians started the Council on Foreign Relations. It included a mix of globalists, internationalists, and statists—not all Fabians but all Fabian-friendly. This same group helped give us the United Nations in 1945.
Volumes of books have been written on the unbiblical and anti-Christ objectives of the Council on Foreign Relations, and there is, quite simply, no reason I can see for a Christian to serve on the Council’s board. Yet, sadly, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention is also a member. He’s spoken extensively about it on the radio and has noted that he was invited to join—which is not unusual. That’s the kind of club it is. Land claims to have joined so he can be salt and light, but Christians are never called to compromise biblical principles in order to be salt and light.
While I believe Rick Warren is complicit in his participation with the CFR, I believe Richard Land is simply ignorant about the council. I doubt he’s ever read Carroll Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. The CFR is eager to co-opt religious leaders so the organization will not be viewed as a threat to Christians. This is how they will infiltrate the Church. As my friend Dennis Cuddy has revealed:
Members of the Round Table Groups along with members of the Fabian (Socialist) Society as well as “the inquiry” formed the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Great Britain, and its American branch, the Council on Foreign Relations.
Many of our elected officials in Washington look to the Council on Foreign Relations to set policy agendas. On July 15, 2009, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations and was introduced by the organization’s president, Richard N. Haas. In her opening statement Clinton remarked:
Thank you very much, Richard, and I am delighted to be here in these new headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.
In addition, the president of the European Central Bank came to America and gave a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations on April 26, 2010, in which he used the phrase “global governance” over and over. Similarly, Richard Haas has declared:
The near monopoly of power once enjoyed by sovereign entities is being eroded ... states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies.... Globalization thus implies that sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but that it needs to become weaker....The goal should be to redefine sovereignty for the era of globalization, to find a balance between a world of fully sovereign states and an international system of either world government or anarchy.
One of America’s most influential families, the Rockefellers, was heavily involved in founding the Council on Foreign Relations. John Ensor Harr and Peter J. Johnson document in their book on the Rockefellers that John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was:
[a] committed internationalist, he financially supported programs of the League of Nations and crucially funded the formation and ongoing expenses of the Council on Foreign Relations and its initial headquarters building, in New York in 1921.
The United Nations was birthed out of the Council on Foreign Relations on October 24, 1945, and the Rockefellers donated the land in New York City on which the United Nations headquarters was built. John D. Rockefeller was also a strong promoter and supporter of ecumenicalism. He once declared:
Would that I had the power to bring to your minds the vision as it unfolds before me! I see all denominational emphasis set aside….I see the church molding the thought of the world as it has never done before, leading in all great movements as it should. I see it literally establishing the Kingdom of God on earth.
In his memoirs, David Rockefeller admitted to the goals of his family, which many have been alleging for years:
Some even believe we [the Rockefellers] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
Tony Blair’s work would make the Rockefellers proud as he set aside “all denominational emphasis” through his foundation.
In 1959, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund report entitled “The Mid-Century Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy,” outlined “the task of helping shape a new world order in all its dimensions—spiritual, economic, political, social.” Notice that the first dimension they look to influence for a “new world order” (their words, not mine) is “spiritual.”
The globalists are fighting to set up their own “kingdom of God” on earth. And they’re getting help from many inside the Church besides just the high profile folks like Rick Warren. Many who call themselves Christians are part of Dominion Theology or the New Apostolic Reformation. But Jesus made it clear in John 18:36 that dominion theology is not biblical when He declared:
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
Our call is not to physically build God’s kingdom here on earth now. We are to be involved in building His kingdom in the spiritual realm as we preach the Gospel, which brings people to salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
“Sustainable Development” and the United Nations
This “kingdom building” comes at us on many fronts, and environmentalism is a favorite. Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong were all involved in the United Nations’ Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, where they unveiled Agenda 21, a nearly 400-page document on how to use “sustainable development” as the framework for global governance. Sustainable development is a code term for restraining developed countries through multi-national power. (To get a more complete understanding of sustainable development, please read Grave Influence.) Agenda 21 is the global plan for how to implement a one-world economy, a one-world government, a one-world religious system, and radical environmentalism.
Sustainable development promotes abortion on demand, population control, socialized medicine, social justice, welfare programs, public housing, and elimination of national sovereignty, parental authority, and religious liberty. One of its tenets is the criminalization of Christianity. A variety of UN-aligned organizations uses sustainable development as the framework for bringing about global governance.
The approach is now being implemented in over 2,000 communities in America without any government mandate. The perpetrators are getting federal money for it, but there’s no federal mandate to do it.This is all part of a spooky confluence of belief systems. In 1990, Steven Rockefeller co-authored Spirit and Nature: Visions of Interdependence, which encourages people to discover “the face of the sacred in rocks, trees, animals… and the Earth as a whole.”
In his article “The Rockefeller Plan,” author Dennis Cuddy reveals that “he [Steven Rockefeller] started writing the Earth Charter for Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev, both of whom said the charter would be like a new Ten Commandments.”
After the Rio Earth Summit, Rockefeller, Strong, and Gorbachev unveiled the Earth Charter, which calls for the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations, social justice, communitarianism or Fabian socialism, depending on what you prefer to call it. It has been housed in the Ark of Hope, an “ark” intended to resemble the Ark of the Covenant that held the Ten Commandments. According to the arkofhope.org website:
Recognizing that the United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems which challenge humanity, the Ark of Hope carrying the Earth Charter and the Temenos Books was exhibited at the United Nations during the World Summit Prep Com II in January-February 2002.
The Ark of Hope was also placed on display at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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