Sunday, October 24, 2010

Evangelicals & "Lausanne Covenant" 1974 & Scott Lively Ugandan "Kill The Gays Bill" Frank Schaeffer: Evangelicals "Scorched Earth Policy"

UPDATED: 7:10PM, Oct. 24, 2010.

Today's Items for your consideration:

* Scott Lively Father of the Ugandan "Kill the Gays Bill"

* Scott Lively Christian Dominionist -aim to re-Christianize America

* Frank Schaeffer on the Religious Right's Scorched Earth policy.

* Billy Graham , Francis Schaeffer and the Lausanne Conference 1974.

* Lausanne Covenant admits the Church has failed in its example and its duty

* Evangelicals and The Great Commission to evangelize to all nations

* Evangelize To make the nations "disciples" of God and Jesus

* Evangelicals must take part in "Spiritual Warfare"

* "Spiritual Warfare" within the Church as a fight for holiness

* "Spiritual Warfare" to take on the enemies of God outside the Church

* Lausanne Covenant insists upon the literal inerrant interpretation of the Bible

* Biblical Inerrancy :The Bible is the Word Of God transmitted through the Prophets, Apostles and Disciples -

* Evangelical ministries are to be involved in the world and in all aspects of society from the Church to Politics and government to Business and education to reform the society and culture throughout the world.

* Christian Jihad: declaring war on cultures and civilizations and societies throughout the world.

* Christian Dominionists take this message to heart and believe that they must extend the influence of "the Church as the Body of Christ" by any and all means necessary

Lausanne Movement History 1974
Billy Graham & Francis

Frank Schaeffer explains the Evangelical "Scorched Earth Policy"

They would prefer Obama to fail and therefore for the United States to fail and its democratic civil society ruined in order for them to take power by taking over the GOP and eventually the US government.

Frank Schaeffer refers to the Religious Right "as essentially a white power movement in Jesus' Name"
Whistle blower Frank Schaeffer exposes right wing rampaging tactics

Frank Schaeffe Friendly Fire: The Christian Right (featuring Frank Schaeffer) Part One

RutherfordInstitute | July 24, 2009

In this two-part episode of Friendly Fire, John W. Whitehead goes head-to-head with Frank Schaeffer, author of the forthcoming book Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism), about the Christian Right--is it dead or still kicking?

Scott Lively 2009 being interviewed when he was at the State House to stop the Hate Law Bill. He talks about the re-Christianization of America.

Scott Lively proves he is a Christian Dominionist

*Vanguard: Scott Lively, Father of Uganda's "Pro-Family" Movement:

In this exclusive, extended interview with Defend the Family's president, Scott Lively, Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller asks Lively about his role in bringing the "pro-family" movement to Uganda, his quarrel with Uganda's proposed death penalty clause, and his frustrations with Rick Warren and the "wimp factor" of the American evangelical movement.
Watch Vanguard on Current TV Mondays at 9/8c.
"Vanguard" is a no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance.

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD DECLARED AT Lausanne called the "Lausanne Covenant" 1974 organized by Billy Graham and Francis Schaeffer .

"Spiritual Warfare " and the "Lausanne Covenant ".
The lausanne Covenant" was the statement released in 1974 at the first world wide Evangelical Conference held in Lausanne Switzerland.

Chris Wright in speaking about the "Lausanne Covenant "argues that evangelicals according to the Lausanne Covenant in their Spiritual Warfare must begin within the Church .
He Claims Covenant is Critical of those who preach the prosperity gospel
Given that among the original signers of the Lausanne Covenant included Billy Graham and others who had become fabulously wealthy by preaching the Gospel this does not quite ring true.

The Lausanne Covenant 1974

lausannemovement | April 16, 2009

Chris Wright discusses the Lausanne Covenant


Part of the Text of "the Lausanne Covenant":


We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, praise God for his great salvation and rejoice in the fellowship he has given us with himself and with each other. We are deeply stirred by what God is doing in our day, moved to penitence by our failures and challenged by the unfinished task of evangelization. We believe the Gospel is God's good news for the whole world, and we are determined by his grace to obey Christ's commission to proclaim it to all mankind and to make disciples of every nation. We desire, therefore, to affirm our faith and our resolve, and to make public our covenant.


We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew.


We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.

We affirm that there is only one Saviour and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognise that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Saviour of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Saviour and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord.

To evangelize is to spread the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that as the reigning Lord he now offers the forgiveness of sins and the liberating gifts of the Spirit to all who repent and believe. Our Christian presence in the world is indispensable to evangelism, and so is that kind of dialogue whose purpose is to listen sensitively in order to understand. But evangelism itself is the proclamation of the historical, biblical Christ as Saviour and Lord, with a view to persuading people to come to him personally and so be reconciled to God. In issuing the gospel invitation we have no liberty to conceal the cost of discipleship. Jesus still calls all who would follow him to deny themselves, take up their cross, and identify themselves with his new community. The results of evangelism include obedience to Christ, incorporation into his Church and responsible service in the world.

We affirm that God is both the Creator and the Judge of all people. We therefore should share his concern for justice and reconciliation throughout human society and for the liberation of men and women from every kind of oppression. Because men and women are made in the image of God, every person, regardless of race, religion, colour, culture, class, sex or age, has an intrinsic dignity because of which he or she should be respected and served, not exploited. Here too we express penitence both for our neglect and for having sometimes regarded evangelism and social concern as mutually exclusive. Although reconciliation with other people is not reconciliation with God, nor is social action evangelism, nor is political liberation salvation, nevertheless we affirm that evangelism and socio-political involvement are both part of our Christian duty. For both are necessary expressions of our doctrines of God and man, our love for our neighbour and our obedience to Jesus Christ. The message of salvation implies also a message of judgment upon every form of alienation, oppression and discrimination, and we should not be afraid to denounce evil and injustice wherever they exist. When people receive Christ they are born again into his kingdom and must seek not only to exhibit but also to spread its righteousness in the midst of an unrighteous world. The salvation we claim should be transforming us in the totality of our personal and social responsibilities. Faith without works is dead.

and so it goes,

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