Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Almost Amish: A Political Agenda in the Making

Ordering a book with the title, Almost Amish seems innocent enough. The book description seemed right up my alley. Since I'm interested in the simple, back to basics lifestyle, my husband bought it for me. Never did I suspect it would promote the political agenda of Communitarianism, with environmentalism as it's basis.

Possibly ripped from the environmentalist manual of the Evangelical Environmental Network's sustainability training materials, Nancy Sleeth has brought her green agenda to unsuspecting Christian women who will never know what hit them. It becomes obvious that she believes that it is time for religion and science to meet on common ground.[1] It is a way for collectivists, through the Communitarian agenda, to create a new society within the shell of the old, with the philosophy of the new.[2]

Nancy and her husband, Matthew, are members of a United Methodist Church, and they bring their environmental stewardship message to churches who will let them in. Blessed Earth is an educational nonprofit that equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth. Since 2008, Blessed Earth has been invited by more than 1,000 church, educational, media, and environmental groups to share the call to care for God’s creation.[3] They believe they have a biblical call to do this work. Perhaps it's just a political call, especially considering Communitarianism is the political system of the future.

Without even reading the book, you can get a taste for what is on the pages by hearing them speak. By the way, the 700 Club supports climate initiatives, so they agreed to feature the Sleeth's story.

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Frugality in the home is a good thing. I've even written a book about it, but as a means of stretching our  income - not to save the planet. But with Nancy Sleeth's book, is frugality and relationship with God what they are really selling, or have the Sleeth's found a creative way to peddle the false gospel of environmentalism? Their Creation Care message has found fertile ground for the open-minded and ill-informed.

The venn diagram that Nancy mentioned goes something like this. If you substitute frugality for economic, and creation care for environment, you'll clearly see that she's using this well known diagram from below. The center triangle, where all three sections intercept is sustainability, is the goal for those manipulating social change.

  The New Age symbol on the cover on Marilyn Ferguson's The Aquarian Conspiracy.

Published by Tyndale House, who obviously aren't oblivious to the plans for future legislation that will set limits on consumption, and emphasize Communitarian values over individualistic ones, have shown their true colors. By permitting the sale of this book, you can see how they agree with the false agenda of global warming, and they are a participant in the Christian Industrial Complex.

The Amish: Third Wave Communitarians

Sustainable farming

Many of us admire the set-apart lives of the Amish, but there is an aspect of their community living that many don't realize. Along with the Mennonite, the Amish were in the Third Wave of Communitarians, out of a six wave movement. Many believe they are Christian, but most do not have a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, because their faith is based upon works. Since every aspect of their lives are controlled by rules, they are forbidden from reading an English version of Scripture. It's much like when Roman Catholics were forced to listen to their services in Latin, without knowing the language. Many never hear or understand the complete Gospel message.

Sustainable transportation

In a two-part series by the BBC, Trouble in Amish Paradise and Leaving Amish you can see how restrictive their lives actually are, with little of it being founded in Scripture. In a lifestyle that is supposed to be freeing and Christ-centered, it is actually quite restrictive. If you want to see the community living of the future, look at the Amish.

The essence of communitarianism, as put forth by the Vatican, consists of seeking middle ground between Marxist collectivism, and rigid individualism and capitalism. It is an attempt to bring the universal notion of freedom, and promote the vision of a unified human destiny.[4] Why mention the Vatican? Because they have a say in how our future will be molded, being an instrumental part of the New World Order. We will be told that decisions will be based on a collective consensus, but there is actually a handful of leaders that have complete control of the predetermined outcome...just like the Amish. The table being set before us will become a snare.

Almost Amish seems like it would be innocuous, but it is accelerating acceptance of our future lifestyle, and it carefully denounces the values of our past - an old brainwashing technique. It doesn't miss a trick while peddling the main points of Communitarianism, from saving the planet to building community. It seems that no matter where you turn, books are ready to indoctrinate us - especially Christian ones.

"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator..." Romans 1:25