Lance Goodall 12 June 2016
Spiritual leaders from across the nation are calling for a National Solemn Assembly to pray for revival in our country later in the year.
Some of the top Christian leaders in the country are convening in the Dallas area in September to pray and seek revival for America.
Some of the most prominent evangelical leaders will be praying for forgiveness, wisdom and provision for the U.S. on September 21 at Gateway Church in Southlake.
Robert Morris, pastor of Gateway, says organizers are calling this solemn assembly, “The Gathering.”
“We want to just take time,” he says, “and call out to God and say, God, we can’t change our nation but we know you can change people’s hearts, and that’s what we’re asking you to do.”
Some of the platform guests include:
•Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals;
•Kay Arthur, co-founder of Precept Ministries International;
•Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia;
•Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition;
•John Jenkins, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Maryland;
•Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary;
•Greg Laurie, evangelist and leader of the Harvest Crusades;
•Anne Graham Lotz, chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force;
•Max Lucado, acclaimed preacher and best-selling author;
•Robert Morris, senior pastor of Gateway Church;
•James Robison, founder of LIFE Outreach International;
•Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
•Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and president of The Urban Alternative.
•Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention
Morris says each speaker will have approximately four minutes
“Some will motivate us so that we can pray,” he says, “and others will simply walk to the microphone and pray and we want to come together and agree.”
There will be an afternoon session for leaders beginning at noon. The national prayer event open to the public will begin at 7 p.m. Both events will be simulcast around the country.
September 21st, 2016 the event is being held at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas or by Simulcast on TheGathering2016.com.
However before we get too excited…
Both Jerry White and Leith Anderson have been the subject of Lighthouse Trails articles because of their roles in the emerging “new” spirituality. And most likely, they will bring their views to the newly formed board at World Vision.
Leith Anderson, former pastor of mega church Wooddale Church in Minnesota, is discussed in Roger Oakland’s book Faith Undone. Oakland, in showing Anderson’s role in helping to form the emerging church in the 90s, states that, “Anderson says that the Word of God is still being written, and today’s experiences can dictate what that Word is.” Anderson says:
“The old paradigm taught that if you had the right teaching, you will experience God. The new paradigm says that if you experience God, you will have the right teaching. This may be disturbing for many who assume propositional truth must always precede and dictate religious experience. That mindset is the product of systematic theology and has much to contribute … However, biblical theology looks to the Bible for a pattern of experience followed by proposition. The experience of the Exodus from Egypt preceded the recording of Exodus in the Bible. The experience of the crucifixion, the resurrection and Pentecost all predate the propositional declaration of those events in the New Testament. It is not so much that one is right and the other is wrong: it is more of a matter of the perspective one takes on God’s touch and God’s truth.”
This minimization of doctrine and exaggerated emphasis on experience is typical of contemplative/emerging teachers. As well, in an interview with Leith Anderson, Anderson’s ecumenical propensities show through when he states:
[I]n neighborhoods people who are Catholic and Presbyterian and Lutheran are praying together. They go to Bible studies together. And an amalgam of all kinds of religious ideas has taken hold of the grass roots. Whereas denominational leaders are increasingly saying, “Well, we’ve got to stand for our distinctives.” … Well, those denominational leaders are going down the wrong path! (source)
And in a PBS profile of Leith Anderson, Anderson says:
I think that around the world there is a great deal of fear. I think war and terrorism and other issues have made people frightened and that has often driven them back to their social, ethnic and religious roots. And that has distanced people more than it has brought them together. What I would desire and hope for is that we would find our common ground, be able to be respectful of our differences, and be able to fairly hear one another in terms of what are our beliefs, and persuasively speak on behalf of our beliefs.
We find it ironic that World Vision has brought in the services of Leith Anderson when it was this idea of ecumenism and “common ground” that got World Vision into trouble in the first place. As journalist Paul Proctor explains in his article “Relationships and Religious Agendas,” a terrible breach in biblical integrity has occurred in the Christian church for the sake of relationships and unity at all costs:
Having now put so great an emphasis on our relationships with one another and the results we covet, no longer do we turn to the Bible for answers to the issues of life, instead, allowing the counsel of the compromised to compel us along with their practical advise and benevolent ventures, assuming they are anointed and appointed by God to do so. It is a sweet seduction with eternal consequences and a spiritual short cut for the shortsighted and undisciplined.
Scripture is clear that we are to let our yes be yes and our no be no, and there is a special judgement for those who name the name of Christ but are lukewarm (Revelation 3:16).
It should be noted that Leith Anderson was also among those appointed by the present White House administration for the interfaith advisory council.
But this shouldn’t be too surprising as World Vision has strong ties to the US government. According to the CNN article, World Vision “received nearly $179 million in grants of food and cash from the U.S. government and other agencies” in 2013.
Anderson, president of the National Evangelical Association, was also one of the signers of a document named “A Common Word Between Us and You,” which was an evangelical response to a Muslim document asking for “common ground” to be recognized between the two religions. While a number of popular evangelical leaders also signed the document (Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Robert Schuller,Bill Hybels, Richard Cizik, and Jim Wallis), these leaders, including Anderson, appeared to be ignorant of the fact that the Muslim document contained a rebuke and an Islamic warning as Mike Oppenheimer explains in his article “Chrislam – The Blending Together of Islam & Christianity.”
And that’s just a bio on Anderson.
Then of course, as you probably been wondering when I will mention it. Why are using the symbol of the great seal, or eye of horus?
The logo for next Cult Gathering 2017
The sun was known as Horus and at daybreak Horus had risen on the horizon (Horus-risen) and was said to be “born again“.
Why do they use a pyramid?? After all there is a T in the words “Gathering”, which could have been made into the logo of the cross.
The gathering is the body of Christ coming together across racial, denominational and generational lines. Together we gather to lift up the name of Jesus and to take responsibility for the condition of our nation. Pastors and lay leaders will join each other in Southlake, TX and across the country through Lifeway’s live-streaming service to focus on truly manifesting unity in our nation under God.
Platform guests include Robert Morris, Tony Evans, Anne Graham Lotz, James Robison, Lysa Terkeurst, John K. Jenkins Sr., Kay Arthur, Sammy Rodriguez, Max Lucado, Ronnie Floyd. Ruth Graham will also make a special appearance on Behalf of Billy Graham.