Saudi Arabia is financing a new global initiative in Vienna, Austria to bring together all religions of the world for interfaith dialogue in an attempt to foster world peace. Yes, this is the same Saudi Arabia that persecutes Christians and does not allow freedom of speech especially regarding the preaching of the gospel. This is the same Saudi Arabia that covertly funds Islamists who preach violence against non-Muslims.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, who spoke at the ceremony in Vienna, said “The thesis is valid that world peace cannot exist without peace between the world’s major religions.” The summit included government ministers from Austria, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. The new organization is dubbed “The King Abdullah Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue.”
In 2007, after Saudi King Abdullah visited Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, he came up with the idea of having such a center where Christians and Muslims could promote messages of peace to the world. That was followed in 2008 with an interfaith meeting in Mecca and another one in Madrid where Jews were invited. In 2009 in Vienna, all parties agreed on the basic setup of the organization.
Michael Spindelegger, Foreign Minister of Austria, stated the structure of the center makes sure that no religion dominates the organization and it remains open for membership to all interested nations. The organization will be governed by two Muslims (one Sunni and one Shiite), three Christians (one Catholic, one Anglican, one Orthodox), a Jew, a Hindu, and a Buddhist. It will also have 100 representatives that will include religious leaders, professors, and civic leaders of other faiths in addition to the faiths of the governing body.
This organization is one among many looking for “interfaith dialogue” which is code for one world religion. Another such initiative, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, was started several years ago by the former PM of Great Britain. It’s interesting to note that the Vatican has a hand in all of them. It just proves that people without the mind of Christ are fulfilling what he prophesied centuries ago to their own spiritual detriment. It also means that the rapture of the true Christians is drawing closer and closer. Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly.
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles… Revelation 13
Spencer Kimball. New international organization to bring world religions under one roof. Deutsche Welle. 14.10.2011.
Rob Kerby. Saudis underwrite organization to bring world’s religions under one roof. Beliefnet.com. October 14, 2011.
–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–