The Charter For Compassion: Another Huge Step Towards A One World Religion?

The Charter For Compassion One World Religion

Inspired by a former nun, The Charter For Compassion, composed by leading thinkers in many different faiths, was unveiled to the public on Thursday, November 12th.  At first glance, The Charter for Compassion sounds very noble as it encourages everyone to embrace the “principle of compassion” that “lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions”.  However, it is when the document calls for “a positive appreciation” of “religious diversity” that its agenda becomes clear.  The truth is that The Charter For Compassion represents yet another huge step towards a one world religion, and a bunch of big names are openly supporting it.  The charter’s growing list of “affirmers” includes the Dalai Lama, Queen Noor of Jordan, Grand Mufti of Egypt Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, author Deepak Chopra, author Sir Ken Robinson, actress Goldie Hawn and musician Paul Simon.

The Charter For Compassion sprang from a wish former nun Karen Armstrong was granted in 2008 at a prestigious Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference.  Armstrong is a British author who has penned quite a few works on comparative religion, including the highly successful “A History Of God”.  She has long promoted the idea that all major religious traditions have the same core truths.

Now she has enlisted major religious leaders from across the globe to write and promote The Charter For Compassion, which is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to promote a one world religion.  The Charter For Compassion is posted online in seven different languages, and you can view it for yourself right here…..

The document itself is quite short, and the key language is actually found mostly in the 3rd paragraph.

In the 3rd paragraph, The Charter For Compassion states that it is time for humanity “to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate”.

First of all, where in the world did the authors of this document come up with this ancient principle?

The truth is that they have come up with it out of thin air.

It is certainly not a Christian principle.

I wonder how John 14:6 would be “interpreted” by the authors.

John 14:6 says this…..

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

That seems clear enough.

Jesus says that He is the only way to God.

But not according to The Charter For Compassion.

According to The Charter For Compassion, we are “to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures”.

The reality is that this goes directly against how God directed us to live in the Ten Commandments.

In Exodus 20:3-6, God instructs us in the first two of the Ten Commandments that we are to have nothing to do with other gods…..

“You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

But you see that just doesn’t fly in today’s new “politically correct” world.

Instead, The Charter For Compassion commands us “to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity”.

Compare that language with what God told the people of Israel in Deuteronomy 8:19…..

If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.

The truth is that the Lord God does not tolerate the worship of idols or false gods.

He never has and He never will.

But for the drafters of The Charter For Compassion, any “god” that you want to believe in is fine, just as long as you “respect” all of the other “gods” that other people want to worship.

In addition, for the drafters of The Charter For Compassion, “a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity” means that you should never try to “evangelize” people from other religions because that just would not be very “tolerant” of you.

But the reality is that if you love others, you will help them find eternal life through Jesus Christ.

In John 3:36 it says this…..

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”

That is what the truth is.  Those who belong to Jesus will have eternal life.  All others will not.

That may sounds “intolerant” to the drafters of The Charter For Compassion, but it is the loving truth.

What the drafters of The Charter For Compassion are doing is promoting the establishment of a one world religion which will one day worship the Antichrist as “the one” that all the major world religions have been waiting for.

To learn more about how the coming one world religion will pave the way for the Antichrist, we encourage you to read our previous article on the subject: Will The Messianic Expectations Of All Major World Religions Pave The Way For Antichrist?

 A video presentation of The Charter For Compassion is posted below.  As you watch this short video, watch for how truth is carefully mixed with deception to promote the idea that all religions need to come together…..

One World Religion

Will the messianic expectations of all the major world religions pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist? The reality is that all of the major world religions on earth are awaiting a “Messianic figure” who will bring dramatic changes to the earth. Could the coming Antichrist use these expectations to establish his own kingdom?

Religious expectations can be a very, very powerful thing. The reality is that whether a particular religion is true or false, the people who believe those religions desperately want them to be true. Thus, during a time of extreme crisis in the future, it could potentially be quite easy for a world leader to tap into those religious expectations for his own benefit, especially if that world leader is able to tap into the supernatural and perform his own miracles.

For example, those who are Christians look forward to the day when Jesus Christ will return to this earth. Hundreds of millions of people believe that Jesus will return to this planet someday and will make things right. But specific beliefs about that return vary greatly from denomination to denomination.

Considering the fact that Christians seem to know their Bibles less than ever these days, could a supernaturally powerful future world leader who promises to bring peace and prosperity during a time of extreme crisis fool many Christians into thinking that Jesus has come back?

Probably so.

But Christians are not the only ones who are looking for a Messiah.

Jews believe that the Messiah has not come at all yet. One of the core beliefs of Judaism is the coming of a future Messiah who will be the great hero of the Jewish nation.

Connected with this belief is that this future Messiah will be involved in the rebuilding of the Temple and the resumption of Temple sacrifices. Could a future world leader who helps the Jews rebuild their Temple come to be regarded as their Messiah?

Most Christians and Jews don’t realize that Islam is looking forward to a Messianic figure as well. In Islam, that figure is know as “the Mahdi” and the expectation is that this supernatural figure will bring great deliverance to the Islamic world.

Belief in “the Mahdi” is predominantly a Shiite belief, but there are a large number of Sunnis that are looking forward to the coming of “the Mahdi” as well.

Iranian President Mahmoud’s Ahmadinejad is among those who are obsessed with this Shiite Islamic messiah figure.  Perhaps that explains his seeming lack of fear of Western military power.  According to public statements by Ahmadinejad, he believes that he is actually preparing the way for the Mahdi, and that even if Islam experiences short-term defeats, the reality is that the Mahdi is coming and Islam will be ultimately triumphant.

Of course the truth is that “the Mahdi” is not coming, but could the Antichrist tap into this messianic belief as well?

But it doesn’t end with those three religions.

Buddhists and New Agers are looking forward to the coming of a “Lord Maitreya”. 

According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a “bodhisattva” who will some day appear on Earth, achieve total enlightenment, and will teach “the pure dharma”.

In fact, prominent New Age gurus in the West openly declare that either Maitreya has come (but has not yet been revealed to the world) or that he is coming very soon.  World famous New Age teacher Benjamin Creme has made headlines around the world for years with his pronouncements regarding the Maitreya, but so far the promised world teacher has not yet appeared on the scene.

Could the Antichrist some day appear and claim to be the Maitreya?

Hindus are anticipating a messianic figure as well.  Many Hindus are expecting the coming of a figure known as “Kalki”.

Wikipedia explains the expectations regarding “Kalki” this way…..


Contemporary Hindu eschatology is linked in the Vaishnavite tradition to the figure of Kalki, or the tenth and last avatar of Vishnu before the age draws to a close, and Shiva simultaneously dissolves and regenerates the universe.


But the truth is that the discussion above represents just the tip of the iceberg regarding messianic expectations.  Other ancient religions speak of a future “return of the gods”.  Many modern UFO cults have some really bizarre messianic expectations.  Various pagan, Wiccan, occult and Luciferian groups actively look forward to a coming leader, although these beliefs can vary widely.

However, even though there is variance among different religious traditions, the truth is that almost all major religions are looking forward to something – and in most cases that “something” involves a person.

Could the future Antichrist use these expectations by attempting to apply them to himself?

Could the future Antichrist claim to be the Christian Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, the Islamic Mahdi, the Buddhist Maitreya and the Hindu Kalki all at the same time?

Could this be what happens when all of the major religions merge into the one world religion prophesied in the book of Revelation?

The reality is that such a scenario is not going to happen tomorrow, but as the world descends into times of great crisis, the rise of a supernatural world leader become more likely.