A Neo-Marxist One World Religion
What Do We Know?
Protestant thinkers have written a plethora of books on the identity of this one-world religion, suggesting everything from Roman Catholicism to Islam and the New Age Movement. If we consider the facts carefully, we can develop at least a shadow of what this one-world religion will promote. First, as Western culture becomes increasingly liberal (even neo-Marxist), so too do the religious views of the vast majority of Westerners. Issues such as homosexuality, the age of accountability, marriage, have all shifted far from the Christian roots of traditional Western societies. The buzzword for all of these changes is “tolerance,” and holds all the influence of any doctrine of the Christian Faith. We can rest assured that whatever form the one world religion takes, it will demand “inclusivity”, "diversity" and “tolerance.” Tolerance is a good thing to have in a healthy society but can be abused for nefarious purposes. Today tolerance is considered to be the first duty of the citizen with regard to sexuality, procreation, gender, immigration and religion. On the spiritual front, we are told we must tolerate all other religions and treat them as if they possess the same truth, we as Christians, profess. In fact, Pope Francis, echoing his predecessors since Vatican II, has said as much in claiming Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Is this really how Christians are to view religious pluralism? Does tolerance demand we be indifferent to divine truth, or accept false religions like the coming one world religion as if they are equal to Christianity? According to Christ’s teaching, our first duty is not tolerance, but love of our neighbor. A Pharisee, attempting to be sly, and tempting Him, asked, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” (Matthew 22:36-40). Jesus’ answer cuts to the very heart of real love and justice. Justice and love are the two first duties we have to our fellow citizens, and indeed all people. Tolerance is nowhere mentioned in Christ’s teachings. Perhaps that is because mere tolerance does not go far enough. Christians should not merely tolerate the lost, but the Christian should love them with a divine charity, sharing with them the gospel and, if necessary, laying down our lives to seek their highest good. That is far more than the tolerance of the modern world can ever offer. “Tolerance,” as used in the Western world today, is merely a catchword of Leftist cultural ideology, which might force us to put up with an obnoxious Marxist revolutionary, a Social Justice Warrior, or violent religionist in our midst, (even to our own self-destruction), but knows nothing of real charity, love, and sacrifice. A distinction must be made with reference to tolerance here. Christians are not intolerant of those in other religions, but with regard to their error, there can be no such thing as tolerance. We simply can’t compromise with error and spiritual lies, which is what the one world religion will indeed be. What is false we simply cannot be compelled to call true, any more than we can claim fire is cold. When, therefore, the Christian apologist combats error and champions truth, he only follows the example of Christ and does what any sane person will acknowledge being just and right to do when confronted with a lie. Dogmatic tolerance is self-contradiction. Christianity professes to be the absolute truth, and so we Christians can’t say to the fallen world:“If you believe in the Trinity, in the divinity of Christ, in salvation by grace through faith, in the name of Jesus alone, that’s fantastic. If you don't believe in them — that’s fantastic too — since I'm tolerant.”