The Manhattan Declaration:
An Ecumenical, Dominionist/Reconstructionist Manifesto Drafted by a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations Who Serves UNESCO
By Arthur Owiti
The Manhattan Declaration, drafted and signed in Oct/Nov 2009, is an Evangelical/Roman Catholic/Eastern Orthodox manifesto which represents another ecumenical (bridge-building) milestone toward the final goal of creating a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer. The dialectical process had been utilized in achieving this ecumenical unity as diversity was able to set aside its theological differences and find common ground on three social issues: life, marriage, and liberty.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who was among the signers of this declaration, provides his reasons for doing so on his website:
''The Culture of Death looms over our civilization, threatening every human being and the very right of our fellow citizens to experience life and to be respected at every stage of development. The statement calls for all Christians to 'be united and untiring in our efforts to roll back the license to kill that began with the abandonment of the unborn to abortion.' But the issue of the sanctity of human life reaches far beyond abortion, to the threats of genocide, 'ethnic cleansing,' euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the destruction of human embryos for medical experimentation."
Dr. Mohler says that all Christians (referring to Catholics as well) must stand against abortion, genocide, ethnic cleansing, euthanasia, assisted suicide and the destruction of human embryos. However, his Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC (Dr. Mohler is the founding fellow of its think tank) and his Focus on the Family (Dr. Mohler is a board member) as well as many other organizations represented in the Manhattan Declaration are affiliated with the UN which is the foremost promoter of population control on the planet. (Click here to learn more about Dr. Mohler and the two UN-NGO's that he leads.)
The following are some of the other signers of The Manhattan Declaration that are affiliated with the UN: Chuck Colson (Manhattan Declaration drafting committee)-Prison Fellowship International (UN-NGO), James Dobson-Focus on the Family (UN-NGO), Richard Land-The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC (UN-NGO), Tony Perkins-Family Research Council (UN-NGO), Donald Wildmon-American Family Association (UN-NGO) and representatives from the United Methodist Chuch (UN-NGO). Keep in mind that all NGO's of the UN are dedicated to the UN's agenda. (To read some of the criteria for obtaining NGO status click here.)
There are many prominent Roman Catholic Bishops and Roman Catholic organizations represented in the Manhattan Declaration. They are also affiliated with the UN as Vatican City is a sovereign city-state and its government, the Holy See, has Non-member State Permanent Observer status at the United Nations. According to the website of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations:
''In the context of the 40th anniversary of the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the UN, on 1 July 2004, the General Assembly adopted a Resolution, by acclamation, confirming and strengthening the rights of the Holy See as a Permanent Observer in the UN. The Holy See now enjoys, among other things, the right to participate in the general debate of the General Assembly; the right of reply; the right to have its communications issued and circulated directly as official documents of the Assembly; and the right to co-sponsor draft resolutions and decisions that make reference to the Holy See."
The United Nations and Eugenics
The early 20th century eugenics movement which desired the culling of those deemed unfit to live (social Darwinism) morphed into population control conducted by the UN and directed by the same elite families who directed the eugenics societies (click here to learn more). How can these Manhattan Declaration signers, therefore, oppose the depopulation agenda while they are leaders of UN-NGO's dedicated to the UN's agenda?
Today, the UN is active in worldwide population control-especially in poor and third world nations. Depopulation is accomplished through distribution of contraceptives, forced sterilizations, abortions, and as some believe, by other means such as AIDS and H1N1. The UN has also passively allowed genocide to occur in places like Rwanda, Sudan, Darfur, Zimbabwe and perhaps is currently facilitating genocide in Haiti.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supports depopulation policies such as China's "one child policy":
"The United Nations Population Fund directly supports policies such as that of the 'one child policy' in Communist China which encapsulates coercive and enforced abortion. In 2002 Secretary of State Colin Powell stated in a letter to Congress:
"Regrettably, the People's Republic of China has in place a regime of severe penalties on women who have unapproved births. This regime plainly operates to coerce pregnant women to have abortions in order to avoid the penalties and therefore amounts to a ‘program of coercive abortion.’ Regardless of the modest size of UNFPA’s budget in China or any benefits its programs provide, UNFPA's support of, and involvement in, China's population-planning activities allows the Chinese government to implement more effectively its program of coercive abortion.”
"Yet the UNPFA [sic] seem to think this is a great thing:
"'China has had the most successful family planning policy in the history of mankind in terms of quantity and with that, China has done mankind a favour,' United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative Sven Burmester said last week. —10/11/99 Agence France-Presse." 1.
"NEW YORK, February 10, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Philippine Ambassador to the UN, Lauro Baja Jr., said the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has allotted the equivalent of US $26 million to fund 'reproductive health projects' in the Philippines through 2009. In UNspeak, 'reproductive health' is a standard euphemism for sterilization, artificial contraceptives and abortion. In many cases the euphemistic language popular with UN abortion-supporters is coupled with the jargon of the environmental movement that equates human population with environmental damage." 2.
International Planned Parenthood Federation is an NGO of the UN that has a similar depopulation agenda. "Margaret Sanger's Birth Control League reappeared as Planned Parenthood Federation, and eugenics as a whole emerged as population control." 3.
Manhattan Declaration's Dominionist/Recontructionist Agenda and Calvinism
The Manhattan Declaration appears to be the "reclaiming America" version of the Evangelicals & Catholics Together Document. The Manhattan Declaration is about reforming and rebuilding the culture; for it is stated within the section on marriage: "...if we are to begin the critically important process of reforming our laws and mores to rebuild such a culture..." Are Christians called to reform laws and rebuild culture? This is the agenda of the Dominionist/ Reconstructionist movement.
The Southern Baptist Convention has been transitioning to Calvinism for years and it appears that Dr. Al Mohler is a Calvinist and a Dominionist. Many other Calvinists are also on board with this Dominionist agenda as The Manhattan Declaration has several Calvinist signers: Joel Betz and Marvin Olasky (World Mag), Dr. Robert C Cannada, Jr. (Reformed Theological Seminary), Ligon Duncan (Pres. Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals), William Edgar (Westminster Theological Seminary), J.I. Packer (Regent College), Jerry Newcombe (Coral Ridge Ministries)...
Drafting Committee Members Affiliated with the UN and the CFR
Three men are on the Drafting Committee of the Manhattan Declaration. Robert George, listed first, is a Roman Catholic married to a Jew and according to his profile on the Princeton University website, is not only dedicated to the UN agenda as he serves on UNESCO's World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology, but he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations:
Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
244 Corwin Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
Office Hours: On Leave
Specialization: Director, James Madison program; constitutional law, philosophy of law, political philosophy
Professor George has served on the President's Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. Currently he serves on UNESCO's World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of In Defense of Natural Law, Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, and The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis. Professor George is a recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal and many other honors, including the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Teaching Award from Princeton's Department of Politics. He holds honorary doctorates of law, ethics, science, letters, civil law, humane letters, and juridical science Professor George was the 2007 John Dewey Lecturer in Philosophy of Law at Harvard University and the 2008 Judge Guido Calabresi Lecturer at Yale University.
D.Phil, Oxford University; JD, Harvard University; AB, Swarthmore College
The second man listed on the Manhattan Declaration Drafting Committee is Timothy George. He is the Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, which belongs to the Rockefeller-funded Association of Theological Schools (click here to learn more). He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today (Billy Graham). He has served the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO). He is a Calvinist who dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church and is on the editorial advisory board of The Harvard Theological Review. According to his Beeson website profile:
Timothy GeorgeDean and Professor of Divinity
A.B., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
Th.D., Harvard University
Timothy George has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. As founding dean, George has been instrumental in shaping its character and mission. He teaches church history and doctrine. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today, and on the editorial advisory boards of The Harvard Theological Review, Christian History and Books & Culture. He has served on the Board of Directors of Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. George has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His book Theology of the Reformers has been translated into several languages and is used as a textbook in many schools and seminaries. His most recent books are Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? and The Mark of Jesus: Loving in a Way the World Can See (with John Woodbridge). He has been active in evangelical-Roman Catholic Church dialogue. An ordained minister, he has been pastor of churches in Tennessee, Alabama and Massachusetts. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.
Selected Articles by Timothy George
"Suddenly Calvin," Reformation Heritage Lectures, 10/27/2009
"The Faith We Confess," The Will to Believe and the Need for Creed Conference, 9/30/2009
"Faith as Trust, Knowledge, and Confession" 9/1/2009
"Midnight Hospitality," 1/27/2009
"Thin Places" 4/28/2009
"Why Don't Y'all Pass the Bread?" 9/30/2008
The third man listed on the Drafting Committee is Chuck Colson. He is also affiliated with the UN as his Prison Fellowship is an NGO of the UN.
Robert George: The "Conservative-Christian" Big Thinker
Robert George is featured in a New York Times magazine article published 12/16/09 titled "The Conservative-Christian Big Thinker." Within this article, which is about Robert George and the Manhattan Declaration he drafted, numerous assertions are made that he is a conservative Christian. The article's second paragraph describes George as "this country's most influential conservative Christian thinker." From the same NY Times article:
"Karl Rove told me he considers George a rising star on the right... Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told me he numbers George among the most-talked-about thinkers in conservative legal circles. And Newt Gingrich called him “an important and growing influence” on the conservative movement..." “If there really is a vast right-wing conspiracy,” the conservative Catholic journal Crisis concluded a few years ago, “its leaders probably meet in George’s kitchen.” "With the death of the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, a Lutheran minister turned Roman Catholic priest who helped bring evangelicals and Catholics together into a political movement, George has assumed his mantle as the reigning brain of the Christian right."
From the same article: "Glenn Beck, the Fox News talker and a big George fan, likes to introduce him as 'one of the biggest brains in America,' or, on one broadcast, 'Superman of the Earth.'" Glenn Beck is a Mormon and is known as a conservative political commentator. Has he ever criticized Robert George's membership in the CFR? Probably not given that Beck works for Fox News which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and according to membership lists, Rupert Murdoch is also a member of the CFR.
Since the UN and the CFR are fully dedicated to the creation of a one-world government (David Rockefeller is the Honorary Chairman of the CFR), and since both organizations are dedicated to the destruction of US sovereignty and biblical Christianity, why would the NY Times have us believe that a Roman Catholic who serves UNESCO and is a member of the CFR is a conservative Christian? Is it because those who control the NY Times want undiscerning Christians following the satanic agenda of the "conservative Christian" Manhattan Declaration drafters which will lead them into the one-world religion?
Since Robert George drafted the Manhattan Declaration, and since the Manhattan Declaration is being promoted in the media as a Christian manifesto, Christians would expect that the bible or that the acknowledgement of divine authority would provide the basis for Robert George's personal standards and beliefs; but this expectation would be very wrong as the NY Times article reveals:
"George is the leading voice for a group of Catholic scholars known as the new natural lawyers. He argues for the enforcement of a moral code [the Noahide Laws?] as strictly traditional as that of a religious fundamentalist. What makes his natural law 'new' is that it disavows dependence on divine revelation or biblical Scripture — or even history and anthropology. Instead, George rests his ethics on a foundation of 'practical reason': 'invoking no authority beyond the authority of reason itself,' as he put it in one essay."
On a final note, Robert George, who poses as a conservative Christian while serving UNESCO and the CFR's agenda, has found common ground with Dr. Al Mohler, who also poses as a conservative Christian and who also serves the UN agenda as a leader of two UN-NGO's. (It should be noted that Dr. Mohler's superior at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land, is also a CFR member). Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising to learn that Robert George has lectured at Dr. Mohler's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 4.