THE SNARE OF UNSOUND POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS AND ALLIANCES
Protestant Christians are being snared into false religion and
into augmenting Romish power through unsound political affiliations and
alliances. Such snares appear across
the political spectrum, but more often than not it is conservative political
parties that ensnare undiscerning “evangelical” Christians. What attracts conservative Protestants into
unsound political affiliations and alliances are causes that, on the surface,
are quite noble, like pro-life and pro-marriage endeavors. But often beneath the surface is the web of
Though there is much to disagree with the website http://www.christianethicstoday.com/Issue/010/The%20Vatican%20Connection%20-%20How%20the%20Roman%20Catholic%20Church%20Influences%20the%20Republican%20Party%20By%20John%20M%20Swomley_010_18_.htm , it offers some useful insights into how Rome works politically on the conservative side of the political spectrum (Note: On the liberal side of the spectrum Rome also works, so as to cover all the bases of society, but generally it is not on the liberal side [Ted Kennedy-John Kerry side] of the political spectrum that conservative Protestants are attracted. ). Here are some excerpts from the website:
The article goes on to cite the Romish presence in the
Republican Party, similar to the Romish presence in Christian Democratic
The website http://www.cpalliance.net/newslist.asp
explains Christian Democratic efforts
First ever General Election bid by Christian Democrats in Britain
Campaigning candidates for the Christian Peoples Alliance (CPA) are launching their General Election campaign and manifesto today in London's officially most deprived community, Canning Town, in the London Borough of Newham. The document, Life, Truth, Compassion is rooted directly in the priorities for the General Election set out in statements by Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops and evangelical leaders. It is intended as a radical statement of Christian social teaching in the European tradition of Christian Democracy.
The Campaigns Officer of the Christian Peoples Alliance, George Hargreaves, has given the party's backing to a nationwide campaign against gun crime. The Rev Hargreaves, who is a Hackney minister, led prayers at an Easter Bank Holiday Monday rally in
be noted that George Hargreaves is a central figure in this Christian
Democratic push in
which explains his political activities in
“Revd Hargreaves (47), is an ordained
minister of 14 years’ standing, serving on the pastoral team of
Rev Hargreaves is the founder of the
Apart from pastoral duties, he serves as a Project Manager for the London Borough of Waltham Forest and is also the Local Strategic Partnership Representative for the Christian community in the London Borough of Hackney. He sits on the Safer Neighbourhoods Forum of the Metropolitan Police. “I have chosen to stand for election in the Western Isles because of a deep sense of call that has found confirmation in the fact that community leaders on the
“I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. The Bible makes it clear that the well-being and prosperity of a community ultimately depends on its relationship with God. ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation…’ Proverbs declares. Psalm 127:1 tells us ‘Except the Lord build the house they labour in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen waketh but in vain.’ If as Christians we believe that the Bible is true then there has to be a radical shift in the way that we vote, i.e. not on the basis of celebrity, habit or political manifestos, but on the basis of their faith in the Word of Almighty God, who is actively aware and engaged with the affairs of man.”
As mentioned in the article at http://www.puritans.net/news/fcs051805.htm
, many conservative Protestants in
Consider the following sources of information, which provide a window into the snare for conservatives:
Delegates from Dutch, German, and several Eastern European Christian Democratic Parties attended the meeting.
The CDU/CSU has adherents among Roman Catholics, Protestants, rural interests, and members of all economic classes. It is generally conservative on economic and social policy and more identified with the Roman Catholic, and to a lesser extent Protestant, churches than are the other major parties, although its programs are pragmatic rather than ideological.
Candidates standing for the Christian Peoples Alliance in the European Union elections on June 10th will pledge to oppose the draft EU Constitution in the EU Parliament and at a referendum unless there is recognition of Christ and the Christian heritage of
Speaking at the Conference, Ram Gidoomal CBE will say:
"Christians may differ over whether the EU Constitution is a 'tidying-up exercise', as the government says, or a new legal body with the trappings of a new state called '
Backing the CPA petition campaign is crossbench peer, Lord Alton of
"Given the rich Christian traditions that are imprinted upon our own historic constitution, why should
The petition reflects the strong stance taken by Roman Catholic Archbishops in
The CPA petition has contrasted the Christian legacy of
Ensure the continuation of the recognition in our public life that all human power or responsibility is derived from God, that nations and rulers are subject to God, receive their authority within God's ordinance and are accountable to God for their exercise of responsibility.
Amend the preamble to the European Constitution to recognise the sovereign Lordship of Christ over Europe and the role of the Christian faith in the culture, values and democratic heritage of
CPA leader Ram Gidoomal CBE is a member of the Council of the pro-European lobby group
Operation Christian Vote is
To this end Operation Christian Vote has lent its support to London Mayoral candidate Ram Gidoomal and the Christian Peoples Alliance, and the Christian Democratic Party; as well as encouraging and networking independent Christian political activists.
On 29th April 2004,
Operation Christian Vote was registered as a political party in
Operation Christian Vote would appreciate your prayers and support as it continues it work of witness within the electoral system.
God bless you.
In Christ’s service
Revd J. George Hargreaves
Operation Christian Vote
Here is what the above information means: Rome is using Christian Democratic and affiliated parties (like Operation Christian Vote) to help form a “Christian” (i.e., Romish Christian) Europe, instead of merely a secularist Europe. A secularist Europe is wicked enough, but a Romish Christian Europe is even worse, inasmuch as Judas Iscariot was even more wicked than Pontius Pilate.
It is time that true Protestants wake up to the reality that Rome is using conservative Christian political activism to further its own agenda. It is taking advantage of the fact so many Protestants are willing to enter into unsound political alliances and affiliations.
The Reformation Party represents a rejection of such unsound alliances and affiliations. It rejects secularist political parties that are not based upon the Bible, and all such political parties of infidels. It also rejects political alliances and affiliations with heretics. Its objective is the formation of reformed Christian states with reformed established churches, rooted in the Biblical doctrines summarized in the Westminster Standards. Christians should not fall into the snare of unsound political alliances and affiliations.