Moody Northfield Property Report
If you haven’t read our research on the point-by-point comparison of identical problems caused by Jesuits at Moody’s schools in Northfield Mount Hermon and in Chicago @ Moody Bible Institute, see link below. The second link is our research on the prominent MBI staff/faculty, their education, and their Jesuit marching orders, see links below.
Short Northfield property report
Point-by-point comparison of identical problems at NMH and MBI
Bios of Jesuit faculty at Moody Bible Institute/Theological Seminary
Moody Jesuit faculty bios with internet research links
Thomas Aquinas College’s new Northfield campus plans open house Sunday; classes begin in the fall Apr 3, 2019
Cardinal Newman Society: Thomas Aquinas College Continues Catholic ‘Renaissance’ with New Massachusetts Campus (February 8, 2017)
This is one of the most messed up stories ever about Jesuits destroying Dwight Moody’s evangelistic community. We have been trying to thoroughly document the Jesuit’s operations at Moody Bible Institute, but now we have come across another avenue of Jesuit attack in Northfield, MA which has progressed almost to completion. The Jesuits have pretty much crushed the Christian community at Moody’s hometown Northfield Mount Hermon school and have replaced it with every form of worldly influence that could possibly be used to chase away the Christian families. Among the student clubs for “spirituality” are the Muslim Student Association, (Jesuit) St. Edmund Campion Catholic League, Mindfulness Meditation, New-Age Nature-Centered Belief Group, Atheist/Secular Humanist Student Group, and a literal student Interfaith Council. The school partners with the Gender Sexuality (Gay Straight) Alliance for a “safe space” for the LGBTQ community to develop there.
This report uncovers one of the most painful effects of the Jesuits overthrowing some of Dwight Moody’s evangelistic community – the false doctrine and spiritual abuse of the Vatican being taught to children at Moody’s Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) school. We need to diligently pray for the children and pray that God will bring to light the deeds done in secret by those who have changed Moody’s school. Moody established two inexpensive Biblical schools for poor and disadvantaged boys and girls to get a good education. In 1934, the hidden hand (presumed to be an inside job but no one was ever prosecuted) assassinated the headmaster, which allowed them to redirect the boys school closer to their desired interests of ivy-league business-minded culture. They merged the boys and girls into co-ed housing around 1971 after already breaking proper standards of trust which eventually led to fewer boundaries between boys and girls which developed conditions even for date rape and sexual harassment that was reported in a number of places including by the New York Times in 2000. There is quite a bit of bully and hazing culture and cliquish behavior (which should be limited at a Christian school) and drugs (a Ritalin market was named specifically) on campus. The F Word (that is the actual name) Student Club “promotes feminism and gender equity/equality”. The Model United Nations “sends student delegates to conferences in Qatar, Jordan, and Greece among other locations” through openly Jesuit partners who host the program at Jesuit Georgetown and at Jesuit-led University of Pennsylvania. And there is a Pokemon Trainers Association. After looking into the student club situation on campus, we literally had to check and see if it was a different school somewhere else or if it really was the same school that was founded by Dwight Moody, because there is absolutely no way his name could be attached to so much evil. How is it that no one removed his name from the school before or after all of this spiritual vandalism took place on the property for the last few decades?
In 2005, the school was consolidated onto one half of the campus by intentionally cutting the student numbers by half excluded more conservative or lukewarm Christian families that remained. Then recently, after a series of Jesuit tricks and hand-offs, the Northfield side of the campus was given for free to Catholic Thomas Aquinas College and C. S. Lewis Study Center, while another dozen buildings are being turned into historic relics to the lost faith of Dwight Moody that Jesuits hope to let slowly fade out. Both of these institutions are in love with Thomas Aquinas whose “Thomist” doctrine is known (because of R. C. Sproul’s trickery) to be the catalyst for undoing the Protestant movement because Father Aquinas is supposedly the Catholic Father of Protestant doctrines – thereby eventually they hope to make Protestants a sub-group of Catholics. If we don’t thoroughly learn the lessons of this Jesuit program at Northfield, it is set to duplicate identically in Chicago. All of the pieces and sub-cultures and corrupt leadership and Jesuits are already in place at Moody Bible Institute. The Jesuits are having so much fun finally being able to tear up D. L. Moody’s efforts after waiting this long so as to not get caught. Their goal in America is to force all Protestant activity under the Pope and Rome – the rest who refuse to submit will be eventually mis-labeled “extremists” and removed from cities and regions, if Rome gets their way (Jesuit Donald Trump explained this in his meeting with 50 Muslim heads of state in Qatar). If you want proof that Donald Trump is a Jesuit agent of the Pope (who is also a Jesuit, by the way), have a look at this link: https://www.incpu.org/Updated-Trump-Jesuit-agent.htm It is the start of another Jesuit Inquisition (this process repeats all through the last 1700 years) – these are the guys who took over the Holy Office of Inquisition in the 1500s who before that directed the Crusades for the Holy Roman Empire as well as directing genocide and more modern eugenics strategies. These are the guys in charge of forcing conversions to Catholicism, then in charge of torturing and killing Protestants. They are in charge of using the militaries and “intelligence” agencies for world-wide wars called Crusades to engineer everything toward Catholic-led world government again. They were/are in charge of conquering the Holy Land to keep Israeli reunion from happening as long as possible and especially to keep honest Christians from partnering with honest Jewish people to be able to change the Vatican-appointed government in Israel that oppresses the Jewish people and true Christians. The totality of their goal is to be able to control how history gets taught around the world so that Christianity is only associated with the Vatican or with Freemason-led strange cults. And finally their job is to delete all opposition to their anti-christ one-world government plans. If you know your Bible, you recognize these will eventually be components of the Tribulation and the lawlessness that is already at work. But since the Holy Spirit hinders all of that, they are attempting to try the fullest experiment they can try in America first in order to work out the glitches in satan’s “Final Solution” (World War 2 Nazi Germany was a similar experiment to remove Jews and Christians in Europe) so they will be better “prepared” for the actual Tribulation. We believe God will not allow them to enact many parts of their Inquisition plans in America, but the Christians will need to walk diligently in truth to endure.
tragic partial demolition of Moody’s work at Northfield needs to be well
understood before we are going to be able to fully catch the operations of
these Jesuits who are destroying Moody Bible Institute and Theological
Seminary. If you want to see what Jesuits do to Protestant evangelistic work, Moody’s Northfield Mount Hermon property
is tragically a perfect example. They are training Protestant young Jesuits for
partnership in the United Nations.
And they replace evangelism with the “evangelism”
of the Jesuits – forcing people to bow to the Pope. The following is not a
perfect description, but it is our best attempt at reassembling the past in
order to discuss the “progress” and process the Jesuits used to destroy the
Christian culture in Northfield. The first part of the Jesuit attack on
Northfield involved welcoming scoffing families who wanted to ruin the
atmosphere and reputation of Northfield and Mount Hermon (when they were still
separate schools – one for boys and one for girls). In 1934, they killed the
boys’ school headmaster and blamed it on the conservative families (to silence
their opposition to liberal agendas), which allowed them to redirect toward
ivy-league business-minded schooling. Then they combined the campuses into
co-ed teaching programs in 1971. Somewhere along the way, honest Christian
families began to feel very uncomfortable about sending their children to this
school and the decline continued until the “Christian” culture was broken and a
bully culture increased among the leadership team and among the students. Now
it’s a split population and more difficulties and arguments. All of this
created a culture of fear and antagonism against the remaining Christian
families at the school, which led to questions over whether to tighten or
loosen or change the rules to correct the problem, but it was already difficult
to solve at this point. Too many people in leadership were hindering a real
checking and removal of problems, so the anti-Christian culture continued. So
the worldly business-minded culture
prevailed. Then an interfaith culture
and vastly immoral sub-culture (in
words and deeds). So now the Christians are totally discouraged and most
Christian families separated somewhere along the way from the leadership and
would not send their children there. Then the last phase involved allowing or
else convincing one of the students (who was 20 years old) to lightly carve
“HOMO” with a knife (just barely deep enough to draw blood) on another kid’s
back which at first in the media was labeled a hate crime against a gay
student. Later it was deemed to not be a hate crime, since the boy was not gay
and both students were fans of the band Queen, which was the basis of the
argument. This happened in 1999 and led to a New York Times report on a culture
of date rape/sexual assault, bullying, Ritalin market, and other problems on
Northfield Mount Hermon campus. That was the intended purpose of the media
attention – to question the remaining Christians with hate-crimes and an
atmosphere of assault etc. The Christian reputation sunk and the secular
culture prevailed and partly solved the immediate visible and worst problems
that they had caused so they could “progress” to the next phase. Then in 2004,
the Board of Trustees decided to close the Northfield campus and consolidate
into the Mount Hermon campus by reducing
the student body by half.
The school consolidated into the Mount Hermon campus in September 2005. In 2006, the planning and design of the Rhodes Arts Center was used to unify the secular culture of the school again. It was completed and opened in September 2008 funded $5 Million by William R. Rhodes ’53, chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees. So the open involvement of worldly arts and entertainment started well before this new addition, and probably the immoral and interfaith student groups arrived around the time of the building of this Arts Center or sometime shortly after the 1999-2000 scandal and New York Times article. With the reunification effort complete, the Moody Center team Emmitt Mitchell, Bill High, and Erwin Lutzer (who are all Jesuits or close “brothers” to Jesuits) connived how to give away the Northfield campus in 2009 to their Jesuit friends the Green Family for 0.5% of what it was said to be worth (sold for $100,000 and said to be worth $20,000,000). This led to the Green family’s three year $5 Million investment to fix up some of the property. Then came a long drawn-out process of pretending to give the property to Liberty University, Grand Canyon University and others. Finally it was given to C. S. Lewis Institute who decided it could only keep one building and that paved the way for Catholic Thomas Aquinas College to acquire the other piece of Northfield. We propose that the interesting result is actually what was planned all along and the rest was just drama to make the conclusion seem less offensive: two Jesuit institutions who revere Thomas Aquinas and ecumenical networking under the Pope – one on the Protestant Christian/ Reformed/ Anglican side of “Christianity” and the other on the Catholic side of “Christianity”. But in reality, both sides are just Jesuits. Now Moody’s Northfield Mount Hermon students are secretly led toward and taught the Thomas Aquinas tradition which would change Moody’s culture to be producing Jesuits and ecumenical leaders for religious world “peace” under the Pope. The rest of the Northfield Property is being turned into a dozen historic relics under The Moody Center by which to remember a time past when Protestants used to preach the gospel – as the Jesuits would conceive of this result.
This new partnership on Moody’s property under Moody’s reputation is set to further destroy the global Moody family reputation in evangelism to weaken and discourage Moody’s community of evangelism and church partners around the world. And if/when the partnership on Moody property fails (between Catholic evangelists and “Protestant evangelists” with the Lewis intellectual reconciliation project to bind them together temporarily), the problems are set to be blamed on the Christians while the Jesuits (who are directing both sides – Catholic and Protestant), who are largely unnoticed just dissolve back into the nowhere that they came from and leave the Protestants to be blamed as being anti-“peace” while the Vatican always has an escape mechanism on their side to still look “Christian”. You can imagine either way what impact this could have on the preaching of the gospel around the world by Moody partners. We need to pray diligently for an honest resolution that exposes the Jesuits and restores the true Christian community of people who are interested in gospel work as D. L. Moody is.
All of that is Jesuit spiritual vandalism and hostility against God and against the Christian families and community that Moody built. Are there any Christian parents who would send their son or daughter to a school like that? Probably not. There is absolutely no way Moody’s name should be attached to so much evil. Christians need to work together to get rid of that leadership and take back Northfield from the devil, or else get Moody’s name removed from the school. But what will happen if Moody Bible Institute becomes exactly like this? What will be left of Dwight’s work for Scriptural education? Some of you still think that Moody isn’t under this threat of Jesuit overthrow. So let’s look at the same elements that we see destroyed Northfield that are in existence on Moody Bible Institute campus. All of these elements at MBI are worse than can be shown on paper, because these are only the admitted examples – the rest are hiding in the hearts and plans of people on campus who haven’t found a way to fulfill them yet because too many Christians would quickly disagree and get them removed. In the short version of this article, we just provide links so you can look up the details and prove to yourself what you think is going on here on Northfield property and in Chicago. We provide that link at the top of this report. If you continue reading here (which is our more thorough report), we believe you will be able to see how we figured out all of the pieces and you’ll still have the links so you can look it up for yourself. Please, friends, let’s become very clear about what is happening to Dwight Moody’s work of evangelism so we can partner to kick out the Jesuits and be able to remain non-Catholic and pro-Bible.
Similar problems at Moody Bible Institute:
1. Catholic and Muslim and Hindu Inter-religious Dialogue at Moody
Erwin Lutzer is a spokesperson for Interfaith Dialogue with his friends in the Catholic and Jesuit and ecumenical networks. He preaches this through his books, through his teaching at church… oh and in attendance at the Parliament of World’s Religions in 1993 in Chicago which now has led to several interfaith professors at Moody Bible Institute branching out in this new direction. Additionally, Ashish Varma (who very much sounds Henotheistic Hindu still) has his Teaching Assistant Amar Peterman and his friend Timothy Heyward attending Interfaith Youth Core’s Leadership Institute. We recommend that you see several profiles of faculty who are involved in Interfaith networking at Moody – Jonathan Armstrong, James Spencer, Sajan Mathews, Chris Brooks, John Fuder, Ashish Varma, Gregg Quiggle, Bryan O’Neal, Bryan Litfin, Marcus Johnson, Jack Lewis, Daniel and Amy Koehler, Samuel Naaman, Sanjay Merchant, Tim Sigler (former faculty), Michael Wechsler, Tim Sisk, Eugene Mayhew, and several others who are directly partnering with Jesuits or got Jesuit training. And definitely have a look at the reports on Erwin Lutzer promoting the Catholic “church” and partnering with Jesuits and have a look for more information about Lutzer in the bios of Jonathan Armstrong, James Spencer, Ashish Varma, Gregg Quiggle, Bryan Litfin, Tim Sigler, and Michael Milco. You can find these bios in MBI Jesuit Faculty reports we have linked above.
Two Moody students Amar Peterman and Timothy Heyward participate in the nation’s largest interfaith student dialogue. They comment that Moody professors talk a lot about “ecumenical dialogue”, but tend to avoid talking about “interfaith work”. These Moody students thought that Interfaith dialogue involved attendees pretending to believe in the same “god” or that they would be required not to speak about certain topics of religion or personal beliefs, but they say they discovered freedom of religion with as diverse attendees as Atheists, Sikhs (merger of Hinduism with Islam), Polytheistic Witches, etc. They failed to notice or are intentionally avoiding the fact that by pretending to work together to solve the world’s problems, you are presuming to have the same fundamental belief structure and help from the same “god” and are really just “working together” without God. This is exactly why D. L. Moody boycotted this very same Parliament in 1893, 100 years earlier – see more in Ashish Varma bio in the MBI-Jesuit-Faculty report linked above. These Moody students also say they “discovered” that all other religions besides themselves have been engaged in helping make the world a better place, which they were shocked that Evangelicals have had the audacity to try to avoid helping the progress toward peace and solving the world’s problems by togetherness (which is actually just avoidance of most truth that doubles the contradictions and evil power struggles). They failed to notice or are avoiding the fact that false gods who were created to condone evils that they knew their Creator God would not condone then leads to more of the sin and evil in those religions which is the very thing that prevents progress toward good and just community in their cities/regions.
Aug 6, 2018
What happens when two students from one of America's most conservative Bible colleges attend the nation's largest collegiate interfaith conference? Find out in this episode as we interview Amar Peterman and Timothy Heyward, who attended the Interfaith Youth Core's Interfaith Leadership Institute in August 2018.
Besides introducing Moody students to interfaith partnerships and servitude to the Roman Catholic system again, there is also a deeper movement led by Erwin Lutzer and Joseph Stowell and Franciscan Father Dimitri Sala in their G11 Gatekeepers Pastor network that is far more serious about interfaith leadership in Chicago. We recommend a look at our report on Mark Jobe (who is also a member of G11 since at least 2007) as well as our report on Erwin Lutzer to see his long relationships with some of these leaders such as John Armstrong at Wheaton who is also long-time friend of Father Dimitri Sala. (John Armstrong is not related to Jonathan Armstrong of Moody’s Center for Global Theological Education). Other early members of the Gatekeepers include James MacDonald (where Joseph Stowell and his two sons were on staff after leaving Moody), James Meeks (who is on the Board of Trustees at Moody Bible), Bill Hybels (Willow Creek Community Church and a prominent initiator of the seeker-movement in mega-churches). After Tony Danhelka was facilitating/founding other Pastors networks around the country, Phil Miglioratti became director of the Chicago network in 2008. In 2019, Miglioratti was Co-chair of the interfaith Chicago Explore God project in 800 churches. As far back as 2008, Miglioratti was Lausanne Committee National Coordinator for the Loving Our Communities To Christ (LC2C) initiative and within a year or two became Chief Operating Officer of Lausanne Mission America Council (the American branch of the Vatican 2 project) which is now called Table Coalition under Nick Hall. Miglioratti was U.S. Delegate to the 2010 Lausanne III in Cape Town in partnership with World Evangelical Alliance, and follow-up gatherings in Orlando and Texas with his close friend John Armstrong from Wheaton. See also our bio on Moody professor John Fuder and his leadership in all of these networks and more.
In Chicago, from January 13 through February 24, 2019, more than 800 “churches” coordinated sermon series and Bible studies with the Explore God (also written as XG) Chicago 2019 project. The stated purpose is to introduce answers for skeptical people outside the churches and for “seekers” inside the churches to help them feel welcome in church (is that Biblical?). But let’s actually look at the content. Would you be accepting of your church teaching that people get to decide whether God exists? Or that God may be a man-made theory to explain unknowable reality? Or that God is not a “kind” God according to C. S. Lewis? Or that Muhammed received revelation from God, or that the Big Bang proves that God exists, or that you can’t really trust the Bible to be useful for personal health, or that disagreeing with Roman Catholic leadership is equivalent to disregarding Jesus’ prayer that we would be in unity? Or that the earlier books of the Bible are less historically accurate and can only be believed by faith depending on who you trust, or that God is just waiting to receive everyone as a son or daughter after a brief apology for past wrongs and hurt feelings, or that Protestants center their attention to a pastor whereas Catholics center their attention to Jesus (in the blasphemous Eucharist blessed by a false priesthood) or that Muslims worship the same God but perhaps without knowing quite what they worship as the Samaritans were doing?
Even more interesting is the network that is promoting this agenda toward one world religious unity thinking in the Protestant churches. They include the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton, Mission America Council Lausanne Movement (Vatican 2 partner since 1966), Moody Church and Moody Global Media, Awana, Navigators, Luis Palau, Outreach, etc. This network of 800 churches is built on the efforts of Father Dimitri Sala, a Franciscan Catholic who since about 2008 is deceitfully bringing one world religious unity in Chicago under the Jesuit (para-military psychological operations – inquisitions/ crusades) network of Pope Francis. His network of friends in Chicago includes James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel, Bill Hybels of Willow Creek, Erwin Lutzer and Joseph Stowell of Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute for example.
On December 3rd, emerging church figure John Armstrong (a convert from traditional evangelicalism to emerging) and Catholic priest Father Robert Barron spoke at a gathering at Moody Bible Institute. The event was presented by the Moody Student Theological Society.
A Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue at Moody Bible Institute
John Armstrong December 3, 2013
Moody’s involvement in Ignatian Spiritual Formation and Contemplative Spirituality also paves the way for interfaith dialogue with Muslim Brotherhood and Sufi Islam.
"The school is being castigated for Islamophobia, hatred, discrimination, and intolerance," wrote Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, the senior pastor at Moody, in an essay posted on the Moody Church online newsletter on Dec. 22.
Having gone to great lengths to establish that Christianity and Islam are indeed different religions, though no one suggests otherwise, Lutzer then pretends he's proved his point, concluding, tellingly:
...we can befriend Muslims and show them hospitality, respectfully sharing our beliefs and traditions, and learning from one another. Perhaps in God's good timing, we can share with them that while Muhammad claimed to be a prophet, Jesus claims—and had the credentials to prove—that He is actually the Savior of the world, able to take away our sin and bring us all the way to the Heavenly Father.
We can be good and helpful neighbors without sacrificing the very truths that bring sinners into the presence of God. Jesus affirmed, "Love your neighbor," but He did not say that we had to agree with them doctrinally.
The real reason that the Jesuit program took off in the 1980’s on Moody campus is that in 1978, Erwin Lutzer had just completed his Doctor of Jesuit Philosophy training at openly-Jesuit Loyola University (though he avoided his dissertation in hopes of not getting caught being a Jesuit). This inspired newly installed Pope John Paul II (who became Pope that same year) to come to Chicago (1978 or 1979) and “bless” which was secretly to curse Moody property from the corner of Chicago Avenue and N. Lasalle Boulevard (where the LifeWay bookstore is that they just shut down this year) to claim this as his territory. They knew that they had a worthy Jesuit master in The Moody Church who could cover for a whole fleet of Jesuits taking over at the Bible Institute, so the Pope pretended to use witchcraft to claim territory that he knows was dedicated to Gospel Work by Dwight Moody and so many Christians. That is why and how much the Jesuits hate Moody Bible Institute because of the community that are friends of Dwight Moody (who is very much alive in heaven). They see Chicago as their territory as we show in Point #9 below on the sale of 10 acres of Moody Bible Institute that is in the works by Mark Jobe and his high-Jesuit friend Knights of Columbus Alderman Edward Burke.
As an added affect of Lutzer bringing in so many Jesuit faculty members, now both Moody Bible Institute and Theological Seminary have separate courses specifically teaching Jesuit Spiritual Formation as required by the two accrediting organizations which Moody should not be using – Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and Association of Theological Schools (Rockefeller-built). The classes are led by Moody Professors Dr. Bill Thrasher and Psychologist Nancy Kane, but there are several other professors who studied and also like to teach Ignatian philosophy – Rosalie De Rosset, Kirk Baker (also a pastor at The Moody Church), Dennis Fledderjohann (Professor of Educational Ministries with a Jesuit doctorate from Loyola on the subjects of Curriculum and Instruction), John Koessler (now former faculty), Bob and Pamela MacRae, Eric Moore (assists Thrasher’s course), Daniel Green (Professor of Master of Divinity Program), Timothy Downey, Sanjay Merchant, and Laurie Norris. First is our report on Jesuit Spiritual Formation faculty (that category follows after the first category of Jesuit Psychologists):
Secondly, Lighthouse Trails researchers Martin and Deidre Bobgan have been tracking Moody’s Jesuits pushing Contemplative Prayer and other aspects of Jesuit exercises since 2006.
What do the two accreditation organizations – Association of Theological Seminaries and Association for Biblical Higher Education – have in common? Both associations require schools that wish to be accredited to include Spiritual Formation within the school’s infrastructure.
This Moody student specifically shares an American Jesuit’s teachings on technology and Western culture:
This foundational understanding of sense ratios will help us understand the large-scale view of technology and the church throughout its entire history. In order to do this, we’ll add to our discussion an American by the name of Walter J. Ong (1912–2003), who was a Jesuit Catholic priest and a scholar whose work integrated diverse fields of study. His most well known work is Orality and Literacy, in which he builds on the work of linguists, anthropologists, and other scholars to bring to light the ways in which a culture’s exposure to different forms of language are definitive. In this book he the differences between cultures that are rooted in spoken language and cultures that are built on written or printed language. He argues that almost every part of modern Western culture, even the way we think, is inescapably conditioned and shaped by the technology of the written and printed word.
“Spokane has a long and unique history when it comes to bible schools,” said David Beine, professor of intercultural studies at Moody Spokane.
Beine said that history includes Moody wiggling its way out of debt with help from the IRS and a Catholic priest and seeing its students increase from 40 to over 400 over the years.
2. Ecumenical Partnerships Leading Toward Catholic Interfaith Programs
Moody Bible Institute not only has membership in the National Association of Evangelicals, but also it was Moody President Reverend Will Houghton who called for the first meeting and helped appoint the chairman who led the team who helped found it in 1941-1942. We have verification of Moody Bible Institute’s membership in 2005 (you can no longer see who members of the organization are on the official website of the National Association of Evangelicals – sneaky…). And further, it was Moody President Dr. Paul Nyquist who in 2014 wrote the NAE’s new doctrinal statement called Our Doctrinal Core. Our local mega-church leader Joel Hunter in Orlando (who was spiritual advisor to Barack Obama) has been on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals since 2004 until 2017 and is close friend of Leith Anderson (after Ted Haggard’s NAE President since 2006 – trying to retire again in 2019 – third try - after Haggard’s immoral activities were caught), Ted Haggard (former NAE President), and other NAE board members on all initiatives since their partnership on how to force solutions to “global warming” in the late 1990’s with Sir John Houghton (unrelated to Will Houghton). Leith Anderson is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Moody President Paul Nyquist sometime in the last five years and Leith also spoke the commencement addresses for both Moody BibIe Institute and Moody Theological Seminary in 2014. Joel Hunter has also been a leader in interfaith dialogue since the 1990’s. Interestingly, former Moody Church pastor of Singles and Evangelism replaced Joel Hunter as senior “pastor” of Northland Church in Orlando after Joel Hunter had to resign because of partnership with the local LGBTQ community in the churches following the Pulse shooting locally. Here is a short bio on Joel Hunter and the links that show Moody Bible’s involvement and leadership in National Association of Evangelical initiatives.
AUGUST 19, 2018
In the eighth edition of the Interfaith Friday Series, the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, vice president of religion, moderated a number of questions with interfaith advocate Joel Hunter, who represented evangelical Christianity.
Hunter served as a spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama from 2008 to 2017. He served on the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals from 2004 to 2017 and the World Evangelical Alliance from 2006 to 2017. He participated in the Global Christian Forum in Bangkok, Thailand; the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia; the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar; and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Madrid, Spain. Hunter was senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, Florida, for 32 years.
Following Jesus’ example, Hunter said, “I will seek to include the un-included in the Kingdom,” in three concrete ways: community Bible teaching, assisting the homeless and building a Christian network. “My experience, relationships, and apostolic gifting are at their highest potential and I will spend them in the most productive way possible in this final season of my journey.”
“Part of my role is to be a liaison between the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance.”
Aware of the tensions between people and communities of different religious convictions and the varied interpretations of Christian witness, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and, at the invitation of the WCC, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), met during a period of 5 years to reflect and produce this document to serve as a set of recommendations for conduct on Christian witness around the world.
The mission of the National Association of Evangelicals is to honor God by connecting and representing evangelical Christians.
Our Doctrinal Core
J. Paul Nyquist President of Moody Bible Institute
A team of leaders from Moody Bible Institute recently joined approximately 3,000 theological educators at the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers in Bangkok, Thailand. Hosted by RREACH, the congress examined the current state of theological education and encouraged educators to train more pastors for the growing global church.
“We were encouraged by the opportunities to dialogue with many theological educators and are amazed by how God has opened doors to expand Moody’s impact across the globe,” said Moody’s president, Dr. Paul Nyquist, who addressed the congress. Joining him were Dr. Jonathan Armstrong, associate professor of Bible and theology at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane; Dr. Jack Lewis, campus dean in Spokane; and Dr. Tim Sisk, professor of intercultural studies in Chicago.
To address the tremendous need for pastoral training, Armstrong held a round-table discussion for 15 seminary presidents and the team from Moody. They discussed ways to extend the reach of traditional seminaries, creating access for the majority world to western seminary classrooms. Urged to hold another meeting, “we witnessed something extraordinary,” Armstrong said. The second meeting, facilitated by Lewis, drew almost 200 presidents and senior administrators of evangelical seminaries, including the conference host, Ramesh Richard.
To foster a unified vision for moving forward, Armstrong is setting up a series of quarterly teleconference dialogues, beginning with 10 U.S. seminary administrators in October 2016. Dr. Darrell Bock, research professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, will chair the first dialogue.
Jonathan Armstrong [@ known Jesuit Fordham University; By his own admission is a leader in ecumenical Jesuit-led dialogue with leaders from 21 countries since 2011 for theological education __ Director of Moody’s Center for Global Theological Education (known as C-GATE) as a project of Lausanne Consultation on Global Theological Education project __ Director of Aqueduct Project through agreement between Moody’s Bryan O’Neal and several Lausanne interfaith directors (more in Bryan O’Neal bio) __ Research assistant to Jesuit CIA agent Cardinal Avery Dulles S.J., who is nephew of CIA pro-Nazi agent Allen Dulles who partnered with Harriman Brothers and Prescott Bush (George W.’s grandfather) in funding the Nazi war machine, stealing from Jewish families, hiding criminal activity, and smuggling out Nazis afterward __ Dulles also helped Armstrong get a special Grant from Fordham University to University of Erlanger-Nuremburg in the heart of Nazi history and a second special Grant for further study at Oxford University Wycliffe Hall where he became a full-time theology faculty member __ Possibly the connection that brought Jesuit C. S. Lewis Institute and/or Catholic Thomas Aquinas College to Moody’s Northfield, MA; Thomas Aquinas was the 13th Century Dominican Patristics scholar who wrote thick volumes collecting all of “church” history to force separatists, true Christians, and anyone else who opposed the Catholic Church to submit to Vatican authority __ Possibly brought the Kern Foundation/Acton Institute/Oikonomia Network connections to Moody Chicago __ Personally mentored by World Council of Churches partner Wesley Granberg-Michaelson who is involved in Reformed-Catholic interfaith dialogue – which is what Reformed scholars like R. C. Sproul and John Gerstner used Thomas Aquinas doctrines for__ Armstrong’s education is identical to Jesuit agent Erwin Lutzer who obtained the level of doctorate at Loyola but avoided his dissertation so as to not get caught as a full Jesuit. But Lutzer’s partnerships with Franciscan Jesuit Father Dimitri Sala and other prominent Jesuits and the books he has written have fully completed him as one of the worst Jesuits. Lutzer preaches “unity” with the Catholic Church as the escape from the anti-christ program which Lutzer and Armstrong both know is just an attempt to make true Christians complicit with all of the horrible oppressive murderous history of the Vatican power and Inquisitions and Crusades including the Nazis who were largely Jesuit and Catholic which Jesuit Lutzer cleverly avoids mentioning. This is why Armstrong is tasked with altering Moody’s international missions efforts through this Center for Global Theological Education project and his Aqueduct Project __ There is so much to say on Armstrong’s connections - see more in full bio]
While at Fordham, Armstrong was personal Research Assistant to Cardinal Avery Dulles S.J. (S.J. is Society of Jesuits – not Society of Jesus as they call themselves), son of Eisenhower Secretary of State John Foster Dulles whose brother Allen Dulles guided European espionage during World War 2. What that means is that Armstrong studied under the highest level of satanic agent in the world – Dulles being both at the top of secret intelligence of world history and the highest level of Jesuit satanism for the Pope. According to Nazism Researcher/Lawyer John Loftus, the Dulles family and their banking partners (including Prescott Bush – father of George H. W. Bush) were involved in Vatican networks hiding Nazi crimes, smuggling Nazis out of Germany and partnering with Rothschild, Rockefeller, and Harriman Brothers international banking interests as well as funding the Nazi war regime and manufacturing, stealing of personal belongings of Jewish families in Europe, and Arab Muslim Brotherhood oil interests which all still secretly control American politics in various ways after more than seven decades. Through Jonathan Armstrong, they are now attempting to get Moody Global networks involved in and therefore potentially blamed for participation with the one-world government take-over. That takeover is led by the International Monetary Fund (we call International Murder Fund), the “Neo-Conservative” mafia syndicate, and Doug Burleigh’s Jesuit satanic “family” network in New York and Washington, D.C. that together direct the United Nations bully system and one-world government strategies through partnership with the international “Intelligence” Agencies and think-tanks.
Armstrong then wanted to bring this ecumenical seminary partnership to America and thus became director of Aqueduct Project after planning conversations between his boss Bryan O’Neal (Moody VP/Dean of Moody Distance Learning) and several prominent Lausanne leaders from the Congress like Brad Smith of Bakke Graduate U., Manfred Kohl of Lausanne, Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary, Ramesh Richard general convener of the Global Proclamation Congress (more in Bryan O’Neal bio). The mission of Aqueduct Project is to provide access to “quality” theological education for every interested person across the planet under Lausanne leadership. This is the next level of progression from the 2012 (and 2014) Lausanne Consultation on Global Theological Education (and a follow-up to the 2010 CapeTown Lausanne III) held at Rockefeller-funded Jesuit-partner (of Boston College) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which consulted 63 seminary presidents from 31 countries. The Consultation was led by Dr. Tim Tennant (Chairman of Lausanne Theological Working Group and President of Methodist Asbury Theological), Dr. Chris Wright of John Stott Ministries), Rev. S. Doug Birdsall (Executive Chair of Lausanne Movement), Dr. Darrell Bock (Dallas Theological Seminary and one of six leaders with Jonathan Armstrong on Project Aqueduct), Dr. David Sang-Bok Kim (Chairman of World Evangelical Alliance), Dr. Ashish Chrispal (Overseas Council), Dr. Don Sweeting (son of 16-year Preisdent/Chancellor of Moody Bible Institute George Sweeting and himself the President of Orlando Reformed Theological Seminary), Dr. Mark Bailey (President Dallas Theological Seminary), and Dr. Mark Chan (Trinity Theol. in Singapore). Armstrong has taught at Theological Seminaries in London, Russia, Bulgaria, Croatia (reorganized Jesuit state following WW2 genocide against Serbs in Yugoslavia), Nairobi (capital of Kenya whose President and leaders are Jesuit), and Nigeria. Armstrong in his classes at Moody Spokane in one year had 56 “visiting” professors participating/ teaching from sixteen countries via live web-link in his classroom.
See also Daniel and Amy Koehler bio regarding Moody’s Library Partnerships with Jesuit Universities and also on Moody’s web-page.
The Members of the CATLA are (Jesuit-led) Wheaton College and (Jesuit) Billy Graham Center, (Jesuit) DePaul University, (Rockefeller) University of Chicago, (Jesuit) Loyola University, (Rockefeller) Northwestern University/United Library, Roosevelt University (all six of these first ones are Jesuit-led and/or Rockefeller built/funded), Chicago Public Library, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Harold Washington College, McCormick Theological Seminary (Presbyterian partner with Jesuit DePaul U. and Lutheran Seminary and Rockefeller University of Chicago), (Jesuit-led) Trinity International University, University of Illinois Chicago, North Park University (John Fuder’s friend and former Moody Professor of Bible Dwight Perry is President), and Newberry Library. Moody also partners with the British Library which is the largest national library in the world. Moody partners with the UNESCO-tasked ecumenical association of European national Theological Library organizations (BETH).
Moody even partners with Universitat Tubingen in Germany whose most notable Catholic representative is Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) raised in a prominent Catholic family, joined Hitler’s Youth and anti-aircraft Nazi military forces, then was mentored by anti-Jewish Cardinal Faulhaber who spent time at Hitler’s private mountain retreat nearby in Obersalzburg and in 1936 proclaimed Hitler as God’s authority for Catholic establishment against the Jews of the world. Ratzinger became Chair of Dogmatic Theology for Catholic Seminary of the University of Tubingen before advising in the Vatican II council and later becoming Pope Benedict XVI. Another prominent Catholic alumnus of Universitat Tubingen is Walter Kasper, a Catholic Cardinal who is a very close advisor to the current Jesuit Pope Francis who also served as President of the Pontifical (Papal) Council for Promoting Christian Unity (meaning to force all Protestants under Vatican authority by hook or by crook as is always the procedure and satanic oath of the Jesuits and the Dominicans before them through the Office of Holy Inquisition).
3. Homosexuality, Immorality, Drugs, Alcohol, Etc.
There is a collaborative that welcomes and harbors students who want to smoke, drink alchohol, do drugs, have sex, and cover the underground homosexual relationships and individuals since the early 1980’s. One of the commenters says she is the daughter of a former provost of Biola (Bible Institute of Los Angeles which is Moody’s approximate equivalent when it was founded) in California with Talbot Seminary and her mother was Biola’s Intercultural Studies professor and that she participates in Biola’s LGBTQ closed Facebook group. She was recommending the Moody network start one for their fellow LGBTQ students. Here is the post and following comments that express the nature of that underground network at Moody.
Reviews about Moody Bible Institute on Yelp (This reviewer is former faculty and gave a two star out of five stars):
I was an adjunct music
teacher at Moody for a number of years. I would just relay this one story and
let you be the judge. My most gifted student became pregnant her junior year by
a student in their aviation program. She was forced to leave school and he was
allowed to complete his degree program.
I'll leave it at that.
See also topic of Sexual Harassment and Homosexuality in Moody NMH – MBI Comparison
See also Faculty bio for Rosalie De Rosset and Brian Kammerzelt
4. A whole fleet of Jesuit Psychologists starting with Gary Chapman
5. United Nations Interests
Six or seven United Nations level of projects for students to venture into that are active at MBI/MTS. Jonathan Armstrong is leading the Moody Center for Global Theological Education under Bryan O’Neal’s protection and verbal partnership agreements with top Lausanne partners/leaders. The Faith, Work, and Economics Oikonomia Network at Moody led by Sajan Mathews and Tommy Lee is a network of global corporate leaders combined with religious, political, and family influencers toward a New World Order actualization in the U.S. with intent to distribute this program around the world through the Lausanne and Catholic networks. Similarly, Mark Jobe’s partnerships with top Lausanne leaders are designing plans for reaching/controlling under-privileged citizens in the global metro-plexes like in Chicago through community-based control grids powered by Roman Catholics and United Nations level of projects which would then be replicated in similarly difficult or uncooperative cities/regions of the world. Both of these are mentorship programs for lay leaders and students to encounter United Nations level of “community” rebuilding. A third similar project though not directly for Moody students, is James Spencer’s Northfield Mission Center which will be a mentorship program via internet and with prominent theologians and spiritual leaders toward global partnering with the Catholic Jesuit network. Similarly, students are introduced to U.N. Non-Governmental Organization partnerships through Study Abroad programs and Practical Christian Ministries. Gregg Quiggle and his colleagues are introducing students to these redirected orders through the Study Abroad Programs in the Middle East and Europe etc. and Mark Jobe’s Lausanne new world order programs will work primarily through the PCM’s it seems. And lastly, Moody Global Media is being transitioned to become a voice for this propaganda machine to try to discourage world missions and redirect energy and funding toward United Nations projects and Global Theological ecumenical power over churches and ministry world-wide centering that power through America under the authority (secretly) of the Vatican and Pope and Jesuits.
See Sajan Mathews bio and John Fuder bio and Chris Brooks bio about the Oikonomia Network, Acton Institute of the Jesuit Paulist Fathers and Lausanne Global Cities project
See Mark Jobe Report about Global Cities plans with Lausanne partners
See Jonathan Armstrong Bio about Lausanne Global Theological Education network being built
See full Northfield Report about the C. S. Lewis Study Center and Catholic Thomas Aquinas College partnership in James Spencer’s Northfield Mission Center project; see also James Spencer bio
See Gregg Quiggle bio about Study Abroad programs
This Assistant Professor, Eric Redmond, at Moody has been taught to think and is teaching others to think that the United Nations is helping sustain peace as long as we maintain the spiritual health aspect:
The United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace (2018) outlines an effort by member states to maintain peace and secure freedom from conflict. They intend “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” with “activities aimed at preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict,” and by “emphasizing that sustaining peace is a shared task and responsibility that needs to be fulfilled by [a country’s] Government and all [of its other] national stakeholders.” Yet every report of war that we continue to hear reminds us that sustained, long-term peace is difficult to secure.
6. Corrupt business-oriented Board of Trustees
Moody’s Board of Trustees has proven over and again with appointments like Ed Cannon, Steve Mogck, Mark Wagner, Greg Thornton, Mark Jobe to not really care about ministry. They are focused on business planning and keeping the Jesuit attack going.
See Report on Greg Thornton and Mark Jobe to see why the Board of Trustees keeps picking men like this for leadership
See Report on Moody COO’s Cannon, Mogck, Wagner
See Board of Trustees category in Moody NMH – MBI Comparison
See Report on former Chairman of the Board Jerry B. Jenkins
7. Jesuit Legal Team at Moody at least since the 1990s
See Jesuit Legal Team notes in Moody NMH – MBI Comparison as well as other links provided here for your own evidence. If you research any of their law firms, university training, and organizations they partner with or are members of, you find that they serve as Jesuit leadership. Specifically, the current General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel who are Janet A. Stiven and Ryan June respectively, are both graduates with high accolades from Jesuit university and are both active members in leadership positions at those institutions even while working at Moody. June is a Jesuit Juris-Doctor graduate of openly-Jesuit Loyola University and member of their Leadership Circle and was managing editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. June has a B.A. in Political Science and Business/Economics from Jesuit-led Wheaton College. June was also a White House intern and President of the Christian Legal Society. Stiven is a Jesuit Juris-Doctor from secret-Jesuit DePaul University. DePaul is founded by a secret Jesuit order from Paris, France (headquarters of the Jesuits) and is designed on the rules of the Jesuit order. Stiven is a significant financial donor to DePaul as recently as 2015 or 2016 and has spoken at DePaul events while General Counsel at Moody. Before Stiven, Elizabeth Brown was General Counsel and has her Jesuit Juris-Doctorate degree from (elite Jesuit family) Rockefeller-built-and-funded University of Chicago.
8. Partnerships with Freemason Talmudic Judaism
Here is an ancient torah scroll being donated to Moody Bible Institute to assist fellowship between Jewish and ecumenical Christian leaders:
Honoring God's Word and the Jewish people who helped preserve it was the theme of a dedication ceremony held Dec. 2 on Moody Bible Institute's Chicago campus, marking the donation of a rare 18th-century Tunisian Torah scroll to the school. Joining faculty, staff and students for the ceremony were Ken and Barbara Larson who donated the scroll, along with Dr. Scott Carroll, ancient/medieval manuscript specialist, and Chicago-based Jewish community leaders, including the Honorable Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest.
"We are very grateful to the Larson family for donating this rare Torah scroll, which is a tangible reminder of how God has preserved His Word throughout the centuries," said Dr. Paul Nyquist, president of Moody.
In his book The New Messianic Version of the Bible – Moses, Tov Rose says that former Moody Professor Louis Goldberg promotes studying Talmud, fully aware that the book also blasphemes Christ and destroys many of the doctrines of the Old Testament. Hopefully, he warned about those aspects if he was sending students to go read the intriguing arguments of rabbis for truth mixed with bad doctrine and some corrupted Jewish history. Here is the quote about Goldberg’s teaching:
Talmud is important for three main reasons, as my friend and mentor Dr. Louis Goldberg used to say in those very interesting classes he taught in New York City, after his retirement from being Chairman of the Jewish Studies Department at Moody Bible Institute. In very simple terms, Talmud records:
Commentary on the Bible
Jewish Folk Tales
9. Selling off more than half of the property in Chicago
Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute is looking cash-in on a 10-acre plot of land on downtown’s Near North Side—a move that would open a large swath of prime real estate to new development
It is premeditated that the Jesuits would choose to do this both in Northfield and in Chicago. In Northfield, they consolidated Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) school by choosing to cut half of the number of students – a decision that was made in 2004. And they gave away the entire Northfield half of the campus to The Moody Center (which is directed by Dave Powell – a grandson of Moody who has his hands in corrupt deals) and to C. S. Lewis Study Center and largely (3/4 of the buildings) to Catholic Thomas Aquinas College. In Chicago, Mark Jobe and Mark Wagner and Gregg Quiggle are trying hard to convince everyone that selling property (more than half of it) will solve the financial problems that these Jesuits have created so they can do exactly what they are doing – destroy and get rid of Moody’s community. If it isn’t clear that this is the Jesuit agenda, then take a hint from what happened in Northfield Massachusetts with Moody’s own hometown property. They admit that they decided to reduce the number of accepted students by half, so they could consolidate onto one half of the campus. And they freely gave it away to other Jesuit institutions to take it away from being used by honest Christians when the Moody community starts getting restored, which they do know will happen in time and in some shape or form. You can see the details on the Northfield property in the rest of this article, but let’s go back to Chicago. So you can see why we believe that the Jesuits thought it would be better in Chicago to reduce student numbers more tactfully rather than do it openly as they did in Northfield. Otherwise they would already be totally caught red-handed.
We agree whole-heartedly with Julie Roys’ assessment that the student numbers dropped in direct proportion to the spiritual and moral decay of leadership/faculty. And they in turn rejected the most honorable applicants to instead allow luke-warm seekers and scoffing rebels who were like themselves. This spiritual vandalism at Moody is a direct result of the Jesuit leadership and faculty infiltrating and then taking over since 1980, which is the same time that a homosexual community began to network on campus. One evidence for that fact is a student review forum discussion where people involved in homosexuality are talking about the culture and methods by which they hid their activities while they were students at Moody in the 1980’s. In other words, faculty and Jesuits intentionally covered so many sinful activities of students to intentionally make it uncomfortable for Christian students to attend Moody. The culture began to allow crude joking and bullying and wrong behavior as long as it was hidden though partially known. Well, guess what is happening now that student numbers have dropped more than the half – now they want to sell more than half of the property. Is that a coincidence? Definitely not. We believe this was the intended result all along – crushing both of Moody’s gospel work training centers with a culture of interfaith work, Catholic partners, and immoral and evil student and faculty and leadership behaviors in order to discredit Protestant evangelists. Reducing student numbers was an essential task before they could give away half of Moody’s property in Northfield, and it was an essential task in Chicago before they think they can now sell off more than half of the property in Chicago.
Furthermore, new MBI President Mark Jobe is an associate of Rahm Emmanuel in discussing how to “help the children” in the poor communities (we have picture proof). And Mark Jobe is close friends with Alderman Edward Burke who congratulated Jobe on obtaining the Presidency of Moody and called him a “long-time friend”. Burke is Dean of Chicago City Council and longest Alderman since 1969 – second in power only to the Mayor of Chicago. Burke was raised in a Jesuit high school founded by a Chicago Catholic Archbishop who threatened anyone in Chicago (specifically to politicians or aspiring politicians) who would dare oppose the Catholic Jesuits stealing power and ruling the world through the United States democracy programs and nation-building (see quote below in links). Yeah, that threat is talking to you and I who love the gospel and evangelistic work in the world. And we despise the cruel power of these hypocrites and their false religion and their partnership with the anti-christ spirit of lawlessness toward one-world government. But we refuse to attempt to become the bigger bully trying to steal power by politics since that doesn’t save or help anyone; only changes of heart in actual people through the Holy Spirit in covenant inside them can change things. That is where God’s Kingdom is – His righteousness teaches us. As you can see by his friends, Mark Jobe does not care even slightly about Moody; Jobe wants power over Moody in the hands of Jesuits. That is the real reason why in his inaugural speech, he said that D. L. Moody got saved in 1985 which is not even remotely similar to the actual year of 1854 when Moody accepted salvation in the shoe shop. That was a Jesuit “tell” to the secret scoffers/atheists who are students at Moody not to worry about his plans because he is not going to snitch on them because he doesn’t care about the history of the Moody family. Politicians do this kind of thing all the time. It was not accidental, in our opinion. This is also the reason Jobe said he has to remind himself every morning how thankful he is for Moody by looking at the archway after being so frustrated about the parking situation and trying not to scratch his fancy car (he literally said that – minus the fancy part). This is also why Jobe focused on business statistics in his speech: 45,000 alumni, 133 years, Moody preaching to 100 Million people, doubling “impact” by the year 2030 reaching 20 Million and with 6,000 in marketplace roles (Oikonomia Network), and so grateful that all of this “has been entrusted to me”, and 22 acres of which he wants to sell 10 acres. The purpose of this is to steal resources from the honest evangelicals and into Jesuit projects for when, by God’s grace, we are able to put a stop to this Jesuit take-over. In other words, they anticipate a full push-back against this Jesuit operation, and they want a weakened push-back from Moody’s evangelical family whenever it happens. Jobe says he is “praying for a double portion” like Elijah; and like Erwin Lutzer in 1978, Jobe says he was placed here “for such a time as this” by the Jesuit rulers of Chicago.
The reason Jobe was placed at Moody to build the Oikonomia Network and “community impact” is because he believes in the 7 Mountain Dominionism of Francis Schaeffer (L’Abri in Switzerland), Loren Cunningham (Youth With a Mission), and Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ) that is distilled down into the Oikonomia Network. He learned this from Global City Lauanne training at Bakke Graduate University and was personally mentored by Lausanne Director of Large Cities Ray Bakke himself. In 2013, Moody received a special grant from Kern Foundation to establish the Faith, Work, and Economics program directed by Sajan Mathews. Their partners include Oikonomia Network, Tommy Lee’s Resource Global for business mentoring, Bilderberg-think-tank American Enterprise Institute, Acton Institute founded by Jesuit Paulist Fathers, Billy Graham’s Christianity Today International, Lausanne-partner - The Gospel Coalition, most major evangelical seminaries and Seattle Pacific University who hosts the John Perkins’ Center (CCDA and Lausanne America founder). Two other major partners are David Kotter who is Dean of Theology at Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute host of the Western Conservative Summit where Grace To You’s John MacArthur stumped for the Donald Trump campaign 2016 (Jesuit Trump spoke also at this event), and finally Art Lindsley of the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. Lindsley previously was Director of C. S. Lewis Institute (the one taking up residence in Moody’s Northfield hometown). And way back in the 1970’s, Lindsley was director of R. C. Sproul’s Ligonier Valley Study Center which was an American L’Abri following Jesuit Kingdom-dominionism of Francis Schaeffer/Bill Bright/Loren Cunningham in the Swiss heart of United Nations power. The purpose of Oikonomia Network is to collect all Freemason/Jesuit-led Protestant power to control the four largest sectors of society on behalf of the Vatican – 1. all Church-life, 2. all Home-life, 3. all Business, and 4. all Government to be directed/guided by Vatican directives and Jesuit control grids. That is a simplified program of Kingdom Dominionism built on seven mountains/spheres (notice the anti-christ reference there) that Schaeffer explained as 1. all Religion, 2. all Family, 3. all Education, 4. all Government, 5. all Media, 6. all Arts and Entertainment, 7. all Business. This is why Mark Jobe promotes himself as helping God’s “Kingdom Come: Unleashing Heaven on Earth” and calls Christ “King Jesus” by which he approves the Pope’s purpose of forcing God’s Kingdom and then handing it off to the anti-christ and pretending that he is the return of Christ. It could seem far-fetched if you have no idea what Jesuits do conquering Protestants and unbelievers for the Pope. So let’s learn this lesson well so we can kick out the infiltrators/usurpers and remain non-Catholic and pro-Bible.
Simply put, if you want to know who ultimately runs things in a Protestant country (and in the world in regard to religious life) – look at Rome/Vatican City and her Jesuit partners, and all the so-called “world” or “global” or “united” organizations, and see who they control and partner with. It’s a huge tangled web of lies, false promises, and ruthless tactics and methods to get and maintain control of the world. Jesus called them out in Revelation 2 and 3 in many ways. But the other key problem with their lie is they are messing with Scripture. The Jesuits and false teachers who preach this false gospel are changing God’s Word to allegories and symbols and stories, because the 7 mountains are (in context) actually just the 7 world empires that rose to fight God from the time just after the flood to the end of this sinful earth. Revelation 17:9-11 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.” Revelation 17:9-11 Those seven empires starting from just after the flood until the anti-christ kingdom are these: 1) Nimrod/Tower of Babel, 2) Egyptian, 3) Assyrian, 4) Babylonian/Chaldean, 5) Medo-Persian, 6) Greek, 7) Roman, and 8) (which is of the seven and will be ruled by the man of perdition) Revived Roman Empire. At the time this prophecy was given, the Greek Empire was still fully active, and the Roman Empire though successful in some regions had not fully become a world-wide empire. That is why the text says one is – the Greek Empire still influenced most language and culture around the world, though the Roman Empire was replacing it but had not yet fully come. The Roman Empire reached its height in 117 A.D. and then morphed forms into the Holy Roman Empire which morphed into Colonialism and Jesuit Empire which will become the Revived Roman Empire – of the seventh original Roman Empire. So by writing the Seven Mountain Dominionism methodology Schaeffer, Bright, and Cunningham were literally telling us that this is the anti-christ Kingdom Dominionism built by the Roman Empire system reviving in attempt to blame Christians rather than Scoffers and Atheists for the evils of the anti-christ’s kingdom – thereby blaming God for the anti-christ. This is precisely what Erwin Lutzer does in his book Hitler’s Cross – he makes the anti-christ as if chosen and protected by God’s authority and choosing. That is Jesuit work – blame God for their evils. And there is plenty more evidence of these men being satanists if you look them up. Just this year, Cunningham called the Holy Spirit “the Great Virus that takes over all the other viruses.” They literally see faith in Jesus as a mind-virus – something that is only admitted usually by openly hostile atheists like Richard Dawkins. But this is the thought-processes of the Jesuits also as these three men are. They know the devil is caught as their father of lies and is going to be judged, but they prefer his system. So this is their best attempt to support it as long as possible in desperate interest that their rising phoenix (satan) will fulfill their hope out of the ashes of Tribulation and survive God’s judgment.
This is how Mark Jobe knows that his placement is “for such a time as this” – to build the anti-christ’s kingdom in Chicago before the Christians notice them and kick them out of the Christian institutions they want to blame for the rise of the anti-christ. Aldermans have jurisdiction over zoning in the city, which means that Alderman Burke’s contacts would help his friend Mark Jobe sell off Moody’s property to Jesuit owners who will further oppress the Christian Moody family community. They don’t want the Christians to have this much land resources available and this much platform to speak if we oppose them and kick them out of Moody. Can you see it now? This land sale, and the “financial crisis”, and the cutting of 1/3 of Moody’s full-time faculty last year, and the shutting down of the Spokane campus and Pasadena extension studies, and the cutting of the music department and deleting the Jewish studies department, and the building of Chapman Global Center, and the shutting down of The Moody Standard student newspaper to block information getting out, and getting rid of Music Thru The Night with Mike Kellogg and Mark Elfstrand, Dave Mitchell, and Monte Larrick of the Morning Show within a four month span in 2014 and Julie Roys of Up For Debate in early 2018, and installing two Provosts whose job is to be spiritual watchmen and they don’t even believe the Bible, and the bribes and gifts and loans that Jerry B. Jenkins and Paul Nyquist and others are in question for, and the cutting faculty that Ed Cannon was called into question for, and the hostile culture at Moody campus against the faculty and Christian students (as told by Jean Penfound and anonymous faculty and students) – all of this is because the whole agenda is to destroy Moody’s community. It’s not an attempt to revive/save a dying Christian community. It is exactly what it looks like. What is really happening is a reverse-engineered psychological attack that allows our enemies who hate the gospel (Jesuit agents of the Pope) to pretend to be heroes while they do exactly the result they planned from the attack – crushing the Moody Christian community. This is how Freemasons and Jesuits pretty much always work. The Freemasons (who serve under the Jesuits) operate on the motto – Ordu Ab Chao, which means order out of chaos. They create the chaos, then they get to come in as the heroes to save what is left and make a new order out of it. Are you thinking “New World Order”? Because you should be. If you apply this principle to just about any “urgent” political agenda or urgent situation that feels like it is against Christians and/or “lower-class” citizens, you will find this hidden hand of Jesuits and Freemasons working behind it. And it would absolutely stun you to know how frequently this happens.
If that doesn’t convince you that this is rigged Jesuit work, consider the Great Fire of Chicago 1871. Dwight Moody inaugurated the YMCA Farwell building in 1867 and four months later it burned to the ground completely. Moody immediately got funds to rebuild it and that is where Moody and Sankey and their Christian friends were on the night of the Great Fire which completely burned not only Farwell Building, but also Illinois Street Church and Moody’s home – nothing was left. This time Moody felt it was personal. He learned about Freemasons and preached strongly against their secret ways, so we assume he suspected them. He could not have imagined his true enemy, though he learned it years later in correspondence with Charles Chiniquy who explained to him the dark history of Jesuit Catholic power. This information answered Moody’s searching questions but also may have led to his untimely death (possibly by secret poisoning which is actually one of the methods named in the official Jesuit oath). But at the time, Moody just drifted away from the enemies in Chicago and began to focus his attention to travelling evangelism and then re-settled in his boyhood hometown of Northfield, Massachusetts which was the last place he wanted to settle. It was to our advantage because he built three schools there in Massachusetts that accomplished much in the hearts of many toward the gospel and life. And this helped him to assist Emma Dryer who organized/directed Chicago Bible Institute (Moody Bible Institute). It is also premeditated that in 2018, this same Alderman Edward Burke decided to write a resolution absolving Catherine O’Leary’s fabled cow of causing the Chicago Fire. Burke says he has “reliable evidence” that the real cause was her neighbor Mr. Sullivan who supposedly knocked over the lantern with the pipe in his mouth while trying to steal a pale of milk for a party nearby. Oh sure, that sounds like such a reasonable alternative explanation 150 years later. But why hide the truth if that is all there is to know? It’s because that is not the whole truth either. We are absolutely convinced that it was the Jesuits who caused both fires against Moody’s Christian community and the city of Chicago just got dealt the extended suffering of a Jesuit attack that had to be done skillfully or it would get the Jesuits thrown out of power in Chicago. Please hear our evidence.
Alderman Edward Burke is a very powerful voice for the Jesuits in Chicago. Remember he was trained a Jesuit from his youth at a school founded by the Chicago Archbishop who asserted that they are seeking power over the whole world through democracy and threatened anyone who would try to rule against the Catholic powers in Chicago (we have that quote below). Burke is member of the Knights of Columbus which is a cross-over network between Free-mason and Jesuit powers working together. Burke is also the longest-running Alderman in Chicago since 1969 (which is the same year that Moody acquired Rosalie De Rosset), a position which he inherited from his father long-time Alderman Joseph Burke. Burke is also Dean of the Chicago City Council and is the second highest authority in Chicago after the Mayor only. Burke’s wife is Justice Anne Burke of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Both Anne and Edward are highly educated lawyers trained by Jesuits at DePaul University, so they have the legal knowledge to fend off actual criminal prosecution for their involvement in the Jesuit network. Interestingly, Moody’s General Counsel Janet A. Stiven has her Juris Doctorate at Jesuit DePaul University, so the Jesuits have a lock on Moody’s legal department against prosecution of any Jesuits. DePaul University hosts an honorary event for the U.S. Supreme Court Justices every year and has them speak at other events, so you understand how highly connected this program is. Burke was tax attorney for Donald Trump who is also a high-level Jesuit in their crime – trained at Fordham University in New York and Wharton School of Business which are both highly known Jesuit instutions. There is a reason that so many countries have Jesuits ruling over them right now and that the current Pope is a Jesuit (supposedly the first Jesuit pope ever which is a complete lie), and that our U.S. President is a Jesuit. We do not believe it is a coincidence that Moody’s leadership was overthrown by dozens of Jesuits starting with Rosalie De Rosset and Erwin Lutzer (if not before). This is a well-played strategy game to the Catholic authorities to figure out how to reconquer all Protestants under their one world government setting the stage for the actual anti-christ eventually.
Apparently, the Pope and the Vatican feel Chicago slipping out from under the mental control grid. While the facts Burke lists about the Chicago Fire do not indicate foul-play, the fact that the story was held intentionally wrong for so long and now is being rectified by a senior Jesuit voice does. What most people do not know is that the Vatican and Jesuits keep intensive records on everything so as to not lose grip of power – they micromanage everything they think they own. So his sources are mostly likely Jesuit records, never allowed in court of law perhaps even, and would have probably been highly incriminating in the presence of other facts that also were not allowed in court records at the time. Burke says Mr. Sullivan (who he has reliable evidence was really to blame for the fire) had a bad rap sheet of criminal misdeeds. So why were the Jesuits covering for him for so long until now? We believe it is an expression of the power of Jesuits (only to those who recognize the symbols of power) that they are able to hide even the worst imaginable criminal deeds – so that no one would dare to oppose the current Jesuit take-over of Moody and other aspects of Chicago life (Police pre-crime evil experimenting, LGBTQ agenda, interfaith multi-community-head experimenting, piled-deep racial tension psy-ops against the people, gun violence that they are directing against gang-members and citizens for national agendas, weather-modification experimenting, water-supply poisoning, destroying food production, etc.) So to them, Moody Bible Institute is a natural conduit through which to conduct their new world order community projects that Mark Jobe is proposing to redirect Moody students with. Because they see the need to force Moody to submit one way or another to their authority.
Let us learn these lessons well and very clearly, so we can remain pro-Bible and non-Catholic. Do not take vengeance against the Jesuits – that is the Lord’s right only, because we are all guilty sinners who needed His grace and sacrifice for our sins too. But God has put this Moody Christian community in exactly the right place to judge the evil deeds of the Jesuits and remove them from authority over Jesus’ disciples across the country and around the world. There is a reason the Jesuits are suddenly hunting – apparently they know that if the information from Moody’s missionary partners about Catholic activities around the world were to be combined with the history of Jesuits against Dwight Moody and this forty-year overthrow of MBI – apparently all of that together would be enough to prosecute them and discredit their program in the world which would hamper the new world order. But the information between the two groups (MBI and foreign missionaries) is being blocked by men like Wayne Pederson (former Moody Radio manager, now on Board of ECFA and President of Far East Broadcasting which was similarly destroyed by Ed Cannon), Doug Hastings (Board of Trustees for NRB, as General Manager assisted the cover-up of reasons for moving Moody Radio into a Global Media Center and now is promoted to Vice-President), and Ed Cannon (who cut so many Moody faculty and programs in the past under Stowell and was removed, so he went to Far East Broadcasting to do the same damage there). Pray diligently with each topic and stay humble and seek God’s wisdom, not man’s advice. And may God give us the grace to be free finally from the oppression of the Roman Catholics who have always tormented His people. We should pave this path to a clear gospel for the sake of our Jewish brethren who are also equally oppressed by the false gospel and Crusades and partnerships of the Vatican with cruel governments who have always hated, slandered, and murdered the Jewish people. Here are a few links regarding the sale of Chicago Moody property.
“Within twenty years this country is going to
rule the world. Kings and Emperors will soon pass away and the democracy of the
United States will thake their place… When the United States rules the world,
the Catholic Church will rule the world… Nothing can stand against the
Church. I’d like to see the politician who would try to rule against the
Church in Chicago. His reign would be short indeed.”
— Catholic Archbishop James Quigley, Chicago Daily Tribune, May 5, 1903.)
Mark Jobe, Gregg Quiggle, and Mark Wagner are working to promote the idea of selling half of Moody’s property to make up for losses caused by Jesuit destruction of Moody Chicago reputation and by expensive redirecting of funds for their Jesuit global projects such as the Chapman Global Media Center. The Chapman Center is an attempt to destroy the rest of Moody’s reputation around the world through ecumenical and interfaith programming as if Moody has lost its faith. It is interesting to see what they want to sell, which involves more than half of the Chicago campus. The primary targets for sale are dorm housing and parking which would allow Moody to undo more requirements on student culture since students would not be living on campus and therefore their personal, private conduct cannot be seen. Removing athletics from campus would send students to secular gyms, and the Media/Publishing/Shipping is being reorganized around the Chapman Center. So the buildings that are up for sale are Jenkins Residence Hall, Dryer Residence Hall, Solheim Athletic Center, Moon Building (old Moody Publishers now in Chapman Global Media Center) and two other buildings used for Distribution and Mailing, Soccer Field, and four parking lots. The consulting company (RedGate) obtained by Mark Wagner is a secular organization which advises Rockefeller University of Chicago, Skull-and-Bones/Jesuit-led Johns Hopkins U., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Boston University. Why has Moody obtained this kind of advice? Because Moody’s Board of Trustees and Jesuit leaders do not care about ministry and are focused on money and destroying Moody’s platform. And specifically Mark Jobe was selected for leadership over this project because of his friendship with Catholic Jesuit-trained Alderman Burke whose role as an alderman includes zoning issues etc.
See Map with highlighted buildings Moody is considering selling:
Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute is looking cash-in on a 10-acre plot of land on downtown’s Near North Side—a move that would open a large swath of prime real estate to new development
These Jesuit attacks have caused deep wounds to the Moody Bible Institute community/family. But we see that God wants to expose their works done in secret/darkness. And God promised that people who do these evil things will have their folly shown publicly to all (in Chicago and way beyond Chicago).
The Apostle Paul describes these people with a strong list of evil deeds explained in 2 Timothy 3 such as that they are lovers of money, blasphemers, without self-control, despisers of good, and traitors and have a form of godliness but deny its authority/power to teach them to repent. And Paul says clearly that we should turn away from such people and that they are always learning but never come to the knowledge of the truth – they are imitators, copying Christian life but without the Holy Spirit to teach them. Then Paul mentions the magicians who opposed Moses by imitating/copying his power as an example we should learn from, “Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs [Jannes and Jambres] also was.” – 2 Timothy 3:1-9
Jesus spoke this about when we find the works of secret satanic orders like the Jesuits – this is what we do:
“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.” – Luke 12:1b-2
Paul further said, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them… all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” – Ephesians 4:11
As the Jesuits have destroyed the reputation and relationships of Moody Bible Institute and Moody’s work, they are also just giving away Moody’s hometown Northfield property to fellow Jesuits at Hobby Lobby who gave it to the National Christian Foundation who gave it to C. S. Lewis’ friends and Thomas Aquinas’ Catholics. They know that this land should be used for honest Bible studies instead of political corruption and spiritual death. It’s literally like they’re just standing there in power of Dwight L. Moody’s family in Chicago and Massachusetts and saying to their fellow Jesuit friends “okay, here, you can have this piece of property” and to another: “we want you to have this instead of the evangelist’s friends”. The reason it was given to the Jesuit Green family of Hobby Lobby fame, is Bill High and Emmitt Mitchell (The Moody Center Team with Erwin Lutzer and Dave Powell who is Moody’s great grandson) are close friends of the Greens serving on the board of Signatry – A Global Christian Foundation for a new higher initiative of generosity that is controlled by elite agendas and therefore not capable of solving the world’s problems – but actually funds evil eugenicist (United Nations Agenda 21/2050) plans, which we will highlight very briefly in just a moment, so you know what you are looking at. High has even written two books with David and Steve and Jackie Green.
Who is the Green Family? They are the founders of the Washington D.C. Vatican Shrine called the Museum of the Bible. And they are the founders/owners of Hobby Lobby who is pretending to help Christian businesses be rescued from liberal laws in America, while secretly just feeding off of social games to express Catholic power over American government – look up its tour expressing Freemason/Jesuit Georgetown type of “Christian” power in Washington D.C. In other words, they are like Scott Hahn – trying to introduce Protestants to what it is like to be a Catholic. Oh, come to think of it, that’s the same thing that the new Moody Bible Institute president Mark Jobe is doing when he calls Moody a Protestant monastery/convent that allows intermarriage and comments that he gets called Father Mark and his speeches get called Mass sometimes. The Green family pretends that everything they own belongs to God, but they handle it like it belongs to the devil all too often. For example, endorsing Jesuit Donald Trump, giving $70M to Oral Roberts debt “needs”, $10.5M property to Jerry Falwell’s interfaith network - Liberty University, joining the eugenicists Bill & Melinda Gates/Warren Buffett Giving Pledge in 2010, not to mention how in the world they became multi-BILLIONAIRES in the first place. If you are unfamiliar with the Gates work around the world, you need to be informed at some point and stop supporting them at all. They fund actual genetics research to alter and destroy food supplies to be able in the future to cause world-wide famine. They do this under the disguise of “helping” modify foods and animals to adapt/evolve and overcome “modern” problems. They also are helping conquer the remain peoples of the world who do not bow to the International Monetary Fund (the root of the one-world government strangle-hold) by giving micro-loans and controlling the lives of the young generations with technology “helps”, thereby ruling over the third world countries economics and future hopes.
"If you have anything or if I have anything, it's because it's been given to us by our Creator," says Green, sweeping his hand over the acres laid out before him. "So I have learned to say, 'Look, this is yours, God. It's all yours. I'm going to give it to you.' " https://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2012/09/18/david-green-the-biblical-billionaire-backing-the-evangelical-movement/#10272e545807
The truth is they serve the Pope who is a Jesuit. If you don’t know who they are, you might as well find out soon enough. They are one of very few multi-billionaire families who pretend to serve “evangelical” interests, so they will probably be around for a while in the public arena. Their public relations are/were handled by Mark DeMoss (brother of Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth) who was thirty years advisor and board director for Jerry Falwell and until this month was the spokesperson for Billy Graham’s family and for the Billy Graham Center in North Carolina. In 2014, almost the whole immediate Green Family (eighteen members) visited Pope Francis with an entourage of American Bible Society representatives to get his blessing for their biggest Jesuit project yet – the Museum of the Bible.
Green says the institution he largely funded is meant to educate, not evangelize, though critics are dubious. Museum administrators have taken pains to hire a broad group of scholars as advisers. Lawrence Schiffman, a New York University Jewish studies professor and Dead Sea Scrolls expert, called the museum a "monument" to interfaith cooperation. Exhibits are planned from the Vatican Museum and the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Eighteen members of the Green family met with the pope, Sheran said, as well as 10 members from the American Bible Society. The meeting lasted 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, Museum of the Bible president Cary Summers* told the author-scholars he hopes the museum will "become the premier religious pilgrimage site for Roman Catholics in the United States."
So David Green in 2009 purchased the Northfield property for $100,000, then made $5M in repairs and promised to GIVE the property for free to a worthy “Christian” institution. Well, here’s where it got tricky, because if they outright gave it to known Jesuits, it would look bad on Moody leadership. But since neither The Moody Center leaders nor the Green Family are known to be Jesuit, it didn’t seem too questionable just yet. So to be safe, they handed it off in 2012 to the National Christian Foundation. We wish we had time to discuss this organization and its relationships to interfaith networks and to evangelical groups like Moody. So this hand-off worked because Emmitt Mitchell, team member and now president of The Moody Center, was on its board of directors. So it could still look like Moody was still assisting the guidance of the path without being held too responsible for handing it off to the wrong type of recipient.
Let’s look at the several attempted hand-offs – Grand Canyon University, C.S. Lewis Center, Liberty University, the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board, and finally the seeming solution in the new partnership on the property between C.S. Lewis Study Center, The Moody Center, and Thomas Aquinas College. What most people do not know is that Massachusetts, besides its strong liberal leanings, also has strong liberal “Christian” networks (reads: Jesuit networks) – such as partnerships between Boston College (known Jesuit) and Gordon College (ecumenical and funded by Rockefeller Brothers Funds). These types of relationships do not look powerful, but they are actually the root of all Christian activity and decisions in the leadership of America. The term “ecumenical” means they cooperate across all denominational lines – the secret trick to it is that they consider all world religions to be just sub-denominations of “faith in God”. So basically, what we’re trying to say is that between Harold Ockenga and the Rockefellers base of power there, in effect started much of the neo-evangelical movements and leadership that took over American ecumenical plans while attempting to still look solidly conservative and evangelical and Christian. Out of Harold Ockenga’s relationship with Carl F. H. Henry and Billy Graham (who had funding available from Rockefellers when he had a good plan), they hoped to start giant “Christian” training centers (particularly Crusade University which failed) for their newly assertive “neo-evangelical” philosophies that they hoped could bring the political power over government and over the popular agendas of the American people into their hands toward broad ecumenical goals – under the Vatican.
Though their Crusade University failed, all of the other initiatives that Carl F. H. Henry and his friends thought up are still in use. For example, ecumenical seminary partnerships for research and library collections like the Chicago Area Theological Library Association; ecumenical think-tanks to confront liberal social agendas like the National Association of Evangelicals and the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the SBC; ecumenical scholars fellowships like the C. S. Lewis Institute and the Evangelical Theological Society, and finally giant ecumenical “Christian” super-universities like Liberty University and Grand Canyon University to educate in secular fields of work from a “Christian” view-point.
There’s too many links to give to show their ecumenical networks – it takes years of research to acquire some of this from scratch, but here is a good start for you to see the most obvious parts of it if you know what you are looking at.
(3 openly Jesuit Universities)https://library.moody.edu/find-materials/other-library-catalogs/
(National Association of Evangelicals)https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/september-web-only/evangelicals-greet-pope-francis-at-white-house.html
(Southern Baptist Convention public policy arm called the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission)https://erlc.com/resource-library/press-releases/erlc-president-russell-moore-speaks-on-marriage-family-at-vatican
(Jesuit Press explaining C. S. Lewis’ fascination with Cardinal Newman’s teaching) https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2010/09/20/cs-lewis-pope-benedict-and-blessed-john-henry-newman
(same Cardinal Newman society partners with the Catholic school taking over part of Northfield property)https://thomasaquinas.edu/newengland
(they knew he wanted to become Catholic before he was posted to Presidency)https://www.etsjets.org/announcements/frank_beckwith_resigns
(Grand Canyon University)http://www.bpnews.net/17607/grand-canyon-univ-sold-trustees-in-advisory-role
(North American Mission Board playing at it and trying not to lose their Baptist following)http://www.usccb.org/news/2001/01-180.cfm
Now that we’ve talked about the potential options, let’s talk about who actually ended up occupying the four parts of the property of Northfield at this moment. The first is a combined boys and girls boarding school Northfield Mount Hermon. The second is more than a dozen “historic” buildings being used by The Moody Center to remember Dwight Moody’s life. The third is a C. S. Lewis Study Center of the C. S. Lewis College. The fourth is the Thomas Aquinas College set to open its first semester this fall 2019.
The boarding school has had a little trouble stopping some of the bad behavior apparently. Hopefully that has been resolved, but it still strongly effects the reputation of the school no doubt leading to the loss of students. But this could have been resolved by an honest atmosphere on campus that resists families of scoffers and unbelievers sending their troubled kids to mess it up. Instead, just like Moody Bible Institute has done, they welcome all of these trouble-makers and harbor them as long as they aren’t committing any obvious crimes. But that is exactly how you let this kind of problem happen. And of course, it would chase away genuine Christian families from wanting to send their children to such an abusive and disgusting atmosphere. So yeah, no wonder enrollment is down and they had to consolidate the boys and girls dorms onto the one property. This was intentional destruction of the Christian family atmosphere on campus, just as it is at The Moody Bible Institute. This report from the year 2000 describes how bad some of the behavior had gotten.
(exerpts from the full article)
Carved into the flesh of a 17-year-old student's back, block letters spelled out an anti-gay slur, a punitive label left by fellow students at Northfield Mount Hermon, a grand old boarding school here.
This was not a gay-bashing hate crime, though. The victim of the carving last year was not gay. He simply liked the band ''Queen,'' and, prosecutors said, had irritated Matthew Rogers, 20, the captain of the football team, by saying that he knew Mr. Rogers liked the band, too.
At Mr. Rogers's plea hearing this spring, prosecutors said the attack had been part of a broader pattern of bullying in the dormitory rooms of Northfield Mount Hermon. Renee Steese, a prosecutor, told the court that the investigation had indicated that such assaultive behavior had been going on throughout the school year. There was some evidence, Ms. Steese said, that school officials were aware of it to some degree.
At the plea hearing, it came out that two days before the carving attack, Mr. Rogers had slashed two vertical lines down the shoulder blade of another student.
One parent, in an angry letter to school administrators that was forwarded to The New York Times, complained: ''From what I have heard from students at N.M.H., date rape, rape and sexual harassment are not limited to the occasional isolated incident. Much of it goes unreported out of fear.'' It is fear ''of isolation, physical threats, being called a liar, a slut,'' the parent wrote.
Tom Raymond Jr., a local therapist who treated Northfield Mount Hermon students for a dozen years, said they had told him about other dorm bullies and sexual assaults and other problems as well, for example easy access to drugs, both prescription drugs like Ritalin, and illegal drugs.
Several students who were interviewed on condition of anonymity confirmed the drug problem and described occasional hazing-style bullying in the boys' dorms.
Of the illicit Ritalin supply, a student said: ''On any given day, if you ask one of your friends, and they talk to someone else, you've got it. You just have to have the money.''
This was in the year 2000. The New York Times should have never been able to write a report like this about the school, because it never should have gotten to this level of filth. So that was strategy one by the unbelievers/Jesuits or whoever is conducting this demolition project against Northfield Mount Hermon. Apparently someone in leadership new this kid was a serious problem and helped cover it up. That allowed the behavior problems to get worse until it would allow New York Times to get involved and write all about the scandals at the school. So after they had crashed the school enough and wrecked the Christian atmosphere, it had lost enough student enrollment and support to where they took the next step to destroy it – reduce down and get rid of property before there was any chance of remedying and restoring the campus. This happened over the next five years while the memory of the past disasters was fresh enough to keep the Christians assuming it was beyond remedy. So then they gave away the property to David Green for $100,000 while it was reportedly worth $20,000,000. Now the Christians are discouraged and have lost a major piece that cannot be easily regained, which was the strategy. Someone needs to seriously investigate and fire some of the leadership team here and at The Moody Center for sneaking in as “friends” of the D. L. Moody and MBI family in order to give away and wreck what should be used for God’s work of teaching the truth. But no doubt the situation is as bad as the one at MBI, to where the Board of Directors is controlled by too many trouble-makers so that those who want to repair the situation cannot find the consensus or even the facts to proceed in a right direction.
So now David Green spent $5Million fixing up the property a little bit with the plan to give it for free to a worthy “Christian” institution (…meaning Jesuit) by giving it to the National Christian Foundation to oversee the gifting process. The gifting process and the fact that several “Christian” organizations rejected the property makes the end story plausible since it was made to seem like a worthless piece of trash that could hardly be gotten rid of and yet, they didn’t want a bad neighbor acquiring the property since it had spiritual value and history and so as to not create an obvious and immediate bad situation for the rest of the property.
(exerpts from the full article)
Historic Campus Founded by D.L. Moody Given to New Owners
05-10-2017 Mark Martin
After a lengthy search, a historic campus founded by legendary Christian evangelist Dwight L. Moody in the 19th Century finally has new owners.
The National Christian Foundation, a nonprofit charity based in Georgia, has signed over possession of the Northfield Campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, to Thomas Aquinas College and The Moody Center during a news conference and public celebration event.
CBN News first brought you the story of Moody's school in 2012, reporting that the Green family, the owners of Hobby Lobby, purchased the property – reportedly worth $20 million – for only $100,000 in 2009.
Hobby Lobby originally gave the property to Grand Canyon University, a Christian school based in Arizona. Grand Canyon later backed out of the deal, citing unexpected expenses and conflicts with Northfield city leaders.
The Green family then donated the campus to NCF and charged the organization with the mission of finding new owners who would carry on Moody's legacy of evangelism and education.
"This has been a labor of love for all of us that have been involved with the campus," said Larry Edge, Northfield Campus LLC property manager. "We're excited about the outcome."
"Sometimes it takes a while to see things happen the way they should, but we feel very confident that we are headed in the right direction as we pass the campus on to Thomas Aquinas College and The Moody Center," he continued.
"Both of those organizations will work well together and be a part of this community," he added.
"When we went through that process, it (Thomas Aquinas) met every test...," stated Emmitt Mitchell, an NCF representative who will now act as president of The Moody Center. "There is no way they will ever let that campus (Northfield) go backward. It will be successful."
"This is a monumental day for Thomas Aquinas College," said Dr. Michael McLean, president of the college. "We are very grateful to the National Christian Foundation and its leadership for shepherding us through this process… we look forward to working and collaborating with The Moody Center, and we think this is an important moment in terms of the working relationship between evangelicals and Catholics as we join together to spread the gospel and evangelize our culture."
Thomas Aquinas plans to welcome the first Northfield Campus freshman class in the fall of 2018.
The Moody Center will use the campus to preserve Moody's legacy to inspire another generation to fulfill the Great Commission and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. That work will include building a museum.
"I really believe that in this generation, we've got 'Moodys' all around, we just don't know where they are yet," Mitchell said. "We need to find them and train them, give them a platform and a microphone so that they can go out and do the great work of God's servant, D.L. Moody."
Cardinal Newman Society: Thomas Aquinas College Continues Catholic ‘Renaissance’ with New Massachusetts Campus (February 8)
Briefly, let’s notice a few things about St. Thomas Aquinas the namesake of these Dominican institutions. He was second cousin to the most powerful ruler of the world at the time, Holy Roman Emporer Frederick II who notably ruled over Germany, Italy, and Jerusalem. He was educated in Aristotlian philosophy under Albert the Great and gained a doctorate from the University of Paris and held professorships in Paris. He also lived and served in the Court of the Pope Urban, joined the Dominican Order and led a Dominican School in Rome. If that doesn’t tell you the level of authority he was granted, then it’s just because you don’t know. Paris of course, had become the central hub of this secondary Roman power in the heart of Europe which would later birth the Society of Jesuits Order in 1542 that would lead the way for a new form of government for Protestant countries to be ruled by Constitutions under a Judeo-Christian Kingdom offering “god’s” freedom and justice for all, while secretly being ruled by Freemasons and Jesuits to make us think we had finally found freedom and separation from Rome’s cruel grip on Europe. It also should be noted that Thomism philosophy is followed by influential “evangelicals” who are trying to figure out how to undo (or how it could have been avoided) the Protestant Reformation – John Gerstner and R. C. Sproul who partnered with Francis Schaeffer’s L’Abri Institute (L’Abri, Switzerland in partnership with Lausanne, Switzerland Vatican II council) to establish the highest level of “Reformed” movement (Reformed Theological Seminary and Reformed Presbyterian Church) in America to Reform the Catholic Church and discontinue the divide between Protestants and Catholics at least in America to pave the example for it to be used around the world. Sproul spent much of his time working the equations of philosophy and theology trying to reduce the complexity of Protestantism until it barely existed, treating it as a matter of semantics. Speaking of semantics, watch the word tricks that are happening when ecumenical Carl F. H. Henry is pretending to be opposed to Thomas Aquinas because he is in the first generation of the return to Rome Vatican II project, while R. C. Sproul and Ryan Reeves who are in the second and third generations of the project respect Aquinas as the path to unity.
Friar, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Saint Thomas was born at Roccasecca, Italy in 1225 of the family of the Counts of Aquino. At the age of seventeen he received the habit of the Order at Naples. He was a disciple of Saint Albert the Great, and at the early age of twenty-five obtained the title of Doctor at the University of Paris.
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By universal consent, Thomas Aquinas is the preeminent spokesman of the Catholic tradition of reason and of divine revelation.
In 1239, he was sent to Naples to complete his studies. It was here that he was first attracted to Aristotle’s philosophy.
By 1243, Thomas abandoned his family’s plans for him and joined the Dominicans, much to his mother’s dismay. On her order, Thomas was captured by his brother and kept at home for over a year.
Once free, he went to Paris and then to Cologne, where he finished his studies with Albert the Great. He held two professorships at Paris, lived at the court of Pope Urban IV, directed the Dominican schools at Rome and Viterbo, combated adversaries of the mendicants, as well as the Averroists, and argued with some Franciscans about Aristotelianism.
R.C. Sproul on Thomas Aquinas – Was He The Most Brilliant of All the Theologians?
The Pope said of Aquinas, “Thomas, alone, has illumined the Church more than all the other doctors.”
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Aquinas: Protestants’ Bogeyman?
Most evangelicals aren’t fans of Thomas Aquinas for a very good reason–they haven’t read him. So says Arvin Vos, professor of philosophy at Western Kentucky University, in Aquinas, Calvin, and Contemporary Protestant Thought.
Vos writes to introduce Aquinas to his fellow Protestants who know little or nothing about him. But the book is also important because it will help Catholics understand and respond to Protestant criticism of the Angelic Doctor.
A strong case is made for Aquinas’s relevance in bridging the gap between Protestants and Catholics. Citing Josef Pieper’s observation that Aquinas spoke for “a still undivided Western Christianity,” Vos contends Protestants shouldn’t see him as an enemy. He says Aquinas has been misunderstood by Protestants, and he challenges assessments of Aquinas proffered by Evangelicals such as Carl F. H. Henry, Cornelius Van Til, and Francis Schaeffer.
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The Significance of Thomas Aquinas
by Ryan Reeves
Martin Luther, too, found need to reject Thomas’ approach to theology. Aquinas had, according to Luther, relied too heavily on Aristotle in his theology, and so Luther warned his readers that philosophical terms from pagan sources could only be used in theology once we have “given them a bath.”
A proper historical perspective should allow us to lay down our arms against Aquinas. Protestant theologians may never be fully comfortable with Aquinas’ teachings on natural law or reason—and they may have sharper words for his teachings on celibacy, Mary, and purgatory—but he nevertheless stood at the headwaters of a theological resurgence in medieval thinking that would, in time, play a vital role in shaping the landscape of Protestantism.
Thomas was a nobleman born to the Duke of Aquino in Roccasecca, Italy, in 1225. Aquinas, in fact, was not his surname but the home of his family estates, and so his teachings have always been called Thomism and not Aquinism. As a young man, Thomas would have been well educated but spoiled rotten. Thomas himself was the second cousin of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, the highest political ruler of the day and a man who was enthroned King of Germany, Italy, and Jerusalem. Such power corrupts, and these were dark days politically. Indeed, for much of the thirteenth century, emperors such as Frederick were not loyal sons of the church. Over time, they began to leverage their own estates, as well as the power derived from the lands won during the Crusades, to begin putting pressure on the pope to do their bidding…
Thomas’s teachings on epistemology, justification, and ethics are among the most interesting and important subjects that continue to draw theologians to his many writings. Indeed, though Protestants have rejected not a few of his teachings since the Reformation, we can nevertheless look back—as did John Calvin, Philip Melanchthon, Martin Bucer, and even Luther in his quieter moments—and respect the heroic efforts of a theologian who has shaped our thinking for nearly eight hundred years.
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But anyone who has spent real time with the writings of Aquinas knows how deeply indebted he is to the Fathers. This is readily apparent in his most famous work, the Summa Theologica. Read the Summa, and one begins to realize that Aquinas is in constant dialogue with the Fathers, organizing, explaining, and sometimes charitably correcting them.
A search through a PDF of the whole text reveals just how enmeshed Aquinas’ thought is with theirs. Aquinas cites Augustine the most of all at 3,156 times. That’s even more than Aristotle, who garners a total of 2,095 mentions—including references by name and by title, as ‘the philosopher.’
Each number represents number of times cited by name in the Summa:
Gregory the Great — 761
John Chrysostom —309
Gregory of Nyssa —53
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Was Aquinas a Proto-Protestant?
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
Catholics are often surprised to learn that there are Evangelical Protestants who claim to be Thomists. When I was a Protestant, I was one of them. What attracts these Evangelicals are Thomas’s views on faith and reason, his philosophy of the human person, command of Scripture, and intellectual rigor. Some of them think that on justification, Thomas is closer to the Protestant Reformers than to the Catholic view (as taught in the 1994 Catechism of the Catholic Church). The late Presbyterian theologian John Gerstner, for instance, claimed that with St. Augustine, St. Thomas “taught the biblical doctrine of justification so that if the Roman Church had followed Aquinas the Reformation would not have been absolutely necessary.”
In 2007, Francis Beckwith, the president of the Evangelical Theological Society, announced that he was stepping down from his post after having converted back to the Catholic Church of his childhood.
Here are ten of his best quotes.
7. 'Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.'
“On like manner this applies to those also who are in great fear, for they are so intent on their own passion, that they pay no attention to the suffering of others.”
So now that we have a proper sense of who Thomas Aquinas is, let’s also have a look at who Cardinal Newman is, since his society is promoting the Thomas Aquinas College as the revival of the Catholic Renaissance in New England.
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John Henry Cardinal Newman: The Anglican theologian who swam the Tiber
By Rev. Dr. Gerald McDermott
Newman has been called “England’s outstanding theologian, and Catholicism’s--at least besides Leo XIII--most significant personality in the last [nineteenth] century.” His leadership of the Oxford movement in the Church of England from 1833 to 1841 “swayed England as she had not been swayed religiously for many years.” When this high-church Anglican Oxford professor--who had been at one time an evangelical and then a liberal for a short time--at last converted to Roman Catholicism in 1845, all England was shocked.
followed him: he had been a Jesuit
in disguise all along; shortly after
his conversion he bitterly repented and would give anything to return to
Protestantism; he had lost his Christian faith entirely and was now an infidel
hiding in Paris; he was really in Birmingham supervising torture cells for
None of these were true. In fact he went on to produce some of the most influential and important theological works of the nineteenth century. When Newman was 78 years old, Pope Leo XIII recognized his achievement by appointing him a cardinal of the Catholic Church.
Martin Luther and John Henry Newman both took trips to Rome and were scandalized by the laxity of the Roman church. Newman was especially revolted by the Italian penchant for spitting everywhere, by both men and women, even by a priest at the altar “in the most sacred part of the service.” Yet Newman was also impressed by the sincerity and intelligence of young men studying for the priesthood, thinking he saw in them “a deep substratum of true Christianity.”
During this period Newman’s brother Francis had become a Unitarian after serving as an unofficial evangelical missionary to Baghdad. Perhaps in reaction to this devastating personal blow, Newman began to see in Protestantism an emphasis on feeling that seemed similar to liberalism’s romantic tendencies: “[Protestants] substitute faith for Christ.” Their doctrine of justification by faith points to inner experience rather than to Christ outside themselves: “To look at Christ is to be justified by faith; to think of being justified by faith is to look from Christ and to fall from grace.”
Newman is also known for his comforting advice about the problems in Christian churches. Every age of Christians seems to bemoan the low state of the churches, and Newman’s was no exception. But he had some valuable insights. To those who lamented the bad morals and religious ignorance of people in the pews, Newman said they should not be surprised, for Christ usually calls the poor, sinful and ignorant. To those who despaired their leaders’ failures, Newman pointed out this wasn’t the first time. During the Arian crisis, it was the laity not the bishops who held to the truth that Jesus was fully God. The bishops failed.
To those who are scandalized by corruption in the church, Newman retorted that corruption is inseparable from a living church. “Things that do not admit of abuse have very little life in them.” Corruption in the church goes all the way back to the Twelve—think of Judas Iscariot. It is bound up with the very idea of Christianity, and is “almost a dogma.” In other words, its dogma of original sin predicts there will always be corruption.
Did the Church therefore know more than Christ and the apostles? Only in the way that later scholars of Aristotle knew more than Aristotle: “A learned Aristotelian is one who can answer any whatever [sic] philosophical questions in the way that Aristotle would have answered them. . . In one respect he knows more than Aristotle; because, in new emergencies after the time of Aristotle, he can and does answer what Aristotle would have answered, but for the want of opportunity did not.” All new doctrines the church proclaimed in the centuries after the apostles were in the Bible in germ form. It took controversy and the guidance of the Spirit to discern the meaning of revelation for these new problems.
The witness can be found in four places: philosophy, natural religion and conscience, the arts, and other religions. Newman was especially influenced by Clement of Alexandria, who proposed that God taught the Greeks through Greek philosophy. Therefore for Newman, “The Greek poets and sages were in a certain sense prophets, for ‘thoughts beyond their thoughts to those high bards were given.’” If Palestine had been the seat and foundation of supernatural truth, “Attica [ancient Greece] was chosen by Providence as the home and center of intellectual excellence.” Newman thought God had inspired Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Homer and Euripides.
Natural religion was the second channel through which God disseminates truth. By natural religion he meant what we can know about God through nature and conscience. Conscience, Newman said, teaches us not only that God exists but also that our supreme judge is holy, just and powerful.
The third and fourth channels for universal revelation are poetry and art and music, on the one hand, and world religions, on the other. “There is nothing unreasonable in the notion that there may have been heathen poets and sages . . . in a certain extent divinely illuminated, and organs through whom religious and moral truth was conveyed to their countrymen.”
Having noticed these false doctrines of Cardinal Newman, we find the same in C. S. Lewis and you will see why it is a serious problem to have aligned this Lewis Study Center in partnership with The Moody Center and Thomas Aquinas College. It can end in only one result – reunited with the Catholic authorities in Rome and Paris (Jesuits).
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In a letter Lewis wrote to Clyde Kilby on May 7, 1959, he argued, “If every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights, then all true and edifying writings, whether in Scripture or not, must in some sense be inspired.”6 There’s that phrase again, “in some sense,” without further explanation, coupled with the assertion that writings that are not Scripture are “inspired,” that is, they come from God.
The net effect of even a brief examination of Lewis’ statements about Scripture is to leave us much less sure that Lewis asserted anything distinctly Christian or Biblical about Holy Scripture at all. One sympathetic Lewis scholar concluded that “Lewis does not confine his religious views to the Bible but recognizes God’s revelation in literary masterpieces, in other religions, in ancient world myths, and through human reason and intuition. Christianity is true...not just because the Bible says so but because God chooses to reveal himself through many different ways, yet supremely through Christ.”7
Then Lewis denied what might be called objective inspiration: “That it [Scripture] also gives true answers to all the questions...which he [the reader] might ask, I don’t [believe]. The very kind of truth we are often demanding was, in my opinion, not even envisaged by the ancients.”
Referring to them [Psalmists] as a group, Lewis said they were “ferocious, self-pitying, barbaric men.”9 Speaking of their writings, the Psalms, Lewis characterized some of them as “fatal confusion,” “devilish,” “diabolical,” “contemptible,” petty and vulgar.10
Here is how Lewis described what he considered to be his conversion to Christianity:
“The last stage in my story, the transition from mere Theism to Christianity, is the one on which I am now least informed....
“As soon as I became a Theist I started attending my parish church on Sundays and my college chapel on weekdays; not because I believed in Christianity, nor because I thought the difference between it and simple Theism a small one, but because I thought one ought to ‘fly one’s flag’ by some unmistakable overt sign....
“Thus my churchgoing was a merely symbolical and provisional practice. If it in fact helped to move me in the Christian direction, I was and am unaware of this.... The real clue had been put into my hand by that hard-boiled Atheist when he said, ‘Rum thing, all that about the Dying God. Seems to have really happened once’; by him and by [Owen] Barfield’s encouragement of a more respectful, if not more delighted, attitude toward Pagan myth. The question was no longer to find the one simply true religion among a thousand religions simply false. It was rather, ‘Where has religion reached its true maturity? Where, if anywhere, have the hints of all Paganism been fulfilled?’.... Paganism had been only the childhood of religion, or only a prophetic dream. Where was the thing full grown? or where was the awakening?.... There were really only two answers possible: either in Hinduism or in Christianity....
“I know very well when, but hardly how, the final step was taken. I was driven to Whipsnade one sunny morning. When we set out I did not believe that Jesus is the Son of God and when we reached the zoo I did. Yet I had not exactly spent the journey in thought.”14
If one looks for statements by Lewis on salvation or righteousness or faith, one finds several, none of which asserts justification by faith alone. Here is a sampling of Lewis:
“Humanity is already ‘saved’ in principle. We individuals have to appropriate that salvation. But the really tough work – the bit we could not have done for ourselves – has been done for us. We have not got to try to climb up into spiritual life by our own efforts; it has already come down into the human race. If we will only lay ourselves open to the one Man in whom it is fully present, and who, in spite of being God, is also a real man, he will do it in us and for us. Remember what I said about ‘good infection.’ One of our own race has this new life: if we get close to Him we shall catch it from Him.
“Of course, you can express this in all sorts of different ways. You can say that Christ died for our sins. You may say that the Father has forgiven us because Christ has done for us what we ought to have done. You may say that we are washed in the blood of the Lamb. You may say that Christ has defeated death. They are all true. If any of them do [sic] not appeal to you, leave it alone and get on with the formula that does. And, whatever you do, do not start quarreling with other people because they use a different formula from yours.”20
“[H]ere are people who do not accept the full Christian doctrine about Christ but who are so strongly attracted by Him that they are His in a much deeper sense than they themselves understand. There are people in other religions who are being led by God’s secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity, and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it. For example, a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (though he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain other points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ’s birth may have been in this position.”27
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2. Lewis on sexual chastity: Aside from living with a woman with whom he was likely sexually intimate, Lewis’s pragmatic view of chastity might have been unsettling to pietistic Christians, who tend to be rigid in their sexual standards. In Mere Christianity, Lewis sounds quite pragmatic when he says, “We may indeed be sure that perfect chastity—like perfect charity—will not be attained by any merely human efforts. We must ask for God’s help. Even when you have done so, it may seem to you for a long time that no help, or less help than you need, is being given. Never mind. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.” He went on to say that this doesn’t mean Christians should not strive for “anything less than perfection” in sexual holiness.
3. Lewis on Genesis: Whether Lewis
believed in evolution by the time of his death is a matter of debate. He stated
earlier in life that he had no problem with Darwinian explanations for the
origins of life, and we know that Lewis refused to write a preface for an
anti-evolutionary work, claiming he wasn’t qualified. When it came to the first
book of the Bible, Lewis said, “I have therefore no difficulty in accepting, say, the view
of those scholars who tell us that the account of Creation in Genesis is
derived from earlier Semitic stories which were Pagan and mythical.” (It’s important to note that
for Lewis, “myth” is not a deception, but an imaginative way of transferring
5. Lewis on hell: It is uncertain whether the British writer believed, as many conservative Christians do, that hell is a place of eternal and conscious punishment for the damned or if Lewis believed in annihilation—that those who go to hell eventually cease to exist after paying for their sins. In The Problem of Pain, Lewis wrote the following:
Destruction…means the unmaking, or cessation, of the destroyed. And people often talk as if the ‘annihilation’ of a soul were intrinsically possible. In all our experience…the destruction of one thing means the emergence of something else. Burn a log, and you have gases, heat and ash. To have been a log means now being those three things. If soul can be destroyed, must there not be a state of having been a human soul? And is not that, perhaps, the state which is equally well described as torment, destruction, and privation? You will remember that in the parable, the saved go to a place prepared for them, while the damned go to a place never made for men at all. To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being in earth; to enter hell, is to be banished from humanity. What is cast (or casts itself) into hell is not a man: it is “remains.”
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“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which,if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”
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2. ADAM AND EVE WERE NOT LITERAL PEOPLE
The prominent pastor Tim Keller, who is an avid student of C.S. Lewis (14) writes “One of my favorite Christian writers (that’s putting it mildly), C. S.Lewis, did not believe in a literal Adam and Eve, and I do not think the lack of such belief means he cannot be saved.” (15)
3. THE OLD TESTAMENT IS PARTLY LEGENDARY AND MYTHICAL
C.S. Lewis did not believe that the earliest portions of Genesis were literal historical narrative, but rather that they were mythical ways of grasping for truth.
The earliest stratum of the Old Testament contains many truths in a form which I take to be legendary, or even mythical—hanging in the clouds, but gradually the truth condenses, becomes more and more historical. From things like Noah’s Ark or the sun standing still upon Ajalon, you come down to the court memoirs of King David. Finally you reach the New Testament and history reigns supreme, and the Truth is incarnate. And “incarnate” here is more than a metaphor. It is not an accidental resemblance that what, from the point of view of being, is stated in the form “God became Man,” should involve, from the point of view of human knowledge, the statement “Myth became Fact.” (Lewis, “Is Theology Poetry?,” in The Weight of Glory and Other Essays, (New York: Harper Collins, 2001), 129)
The point is that the whole Book of Jonah has to me the air of being a moral romance, a quite different kind of thing from, say, the account of King David or the New Testament narratives, not pegged, like them, into any historical situation. In what sense does the Bible “present” the Jonah story “as historical”? Of course it doesn’t say, “This is fiction,” but then neither does our Lord say that the Unjust Judge, Good Samaritan, or Prodigal Son are fiction (I would put Esther in the same category as Jonah for the same reason). How does a denial, a doubt, of their historicity lead logically to a similar denial of New Testament miracles? Supposing (as I think is the case), that sound critical reading revealed different kinds of narrative in the Bible, surely it would be illogical to suppose that these different kinds should all be read in the same way? (Lewis, Letter from C. S. Lewis to Corbin 18)
4. SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT IS NOT THE GOSPEL
Most protestants state that what took place on the cross can be explained with Penal Substitutionary Atonement, the idea that God punished Jesus as a substitute instead of sinners for their sins. Many modern evangelicals indeed call substitutionary atonement “The Gospel,” however, C.S. Lewis did not accept this:
Now before I became a Christian I was under the impression that the first thing Christians had to believe was one particular theory as to what the point of this dying was. According to that theory God wanted to punish men for having deserted and joined the Great Rebel, but Christ volunteered to be punished instead, and so God let us off. Now I admit that even this theory does not seem quite so immoral and silly as it used to; but that is not the point I want to make. What I came to see later on was that neither this theory nor another is Christianity. The central belief is that Christ’s death has somehow put us right with God and given us a fresh start. Theories as to how it did this are another matter: A good many different theories have been held as to how it works; what all Christians are agreed on is that it does work. (Lewis, Mere Christianity, 19)
6. THERE IS A PURGATORY AFTER DEATH
“Of course I pray for the dead. The action is so spontaneous, so all but inevitable, that only the most compulsive theological case against it would deter me. And I hardly know how the rest of my prayers would survive if those for the dead were forbidden. At our age, the majority of those we love best are dead. What sort of intercourse with God could I have if what I love best were unmentionable to him? I believe in Purgatory. I assume that the process of purification will normally involve suffering. Partly from tradition; partly because most real good that has been done me in this life has involved it. But I don’t think the suffering is the purpose of the purgation. I can well believe that people neither much worse nor much better than I will suffer less than I or more. . . . The treatment given will be the one required, whether it hurts little or much. My favourite image on this matter comes from the dentist’s chair. I hope that when the tooth of life is drawn and I am ‘coming round’,’ a voice will say, ‘Rinse your mouth out with this.’ This will be Purgatory. The rinsing may take longer than I can now imagine. The taste of this may be more fiery and astringent than my present sensibility could endure. But . . . it will [not] be disgusting and unhallowed.” (C.S. Lewis, Letters To Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, chapter 20, paragraphs 7-10, pages 108-109 20)
He even postulated that hell might simply be solitary existence, essentially, being alone in ones brain:Whether [hell] means being left to a purely mental existence, left with nothing at all but one’s own envy, prurience, resentment, loneliness & self conceit, or whether there is still some sort of environment, something you call a world or a reality, I never pretend to know. But I wouldn’t put the question in the form “do I believe in an actual Hell.” One’s own mind is actual enough. If it doesn’t seem fully actual now that is because you can always escape from it a bit into the physical world – look out of the window, smoke a cigarette, go to sleep. But when there is nothing for you but your own mind (no body to go to sleep, no books or landscape, nor sounds, no drugs) it will be as actual as – as – well, as a coffin is actual to a man buried alive. (Letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves (13 May 1946) 25)
8. BELIEF IN SATAN NOT NECESSARY FOR CHRISTIAN FAITH
No reference to the Devil or devils is included in any Christian Creeds, and it is quite possible to be a Christian without believing in them. I do believe such beings exist, but that is my own affair. Supposing there to be such beings, the degree to which humans were conscious of their presence would presumably vary very much.Third-Reich-3 I mean, the more a man was in the Devil’s power, the less he would be aware of it, on the principle that a man is still fairly sober as long as he knows lie’s drunk. It is the people who are fully awake and trying hard to be good who would be most aware of the Devil. It is when you start arming against Hitler that you first realize your country is full of Nazi agents. Of course, they don’t want you to believe in the Devil. If devils exist, their first aim is to give you an anaesthetic — to put you off your guard. Only if that fails, do you become aware of them. (Lewis, “Answers to Questions on Christianity,” God in the Dock (Eerdmans: 1970) 56-57. (26)
9. USED REASON TO DISMISS BIBLICAL PASSAGES WITH ATROCITIES
“On my view one must apply something of the same sort of explanation to, say, the atrocities (and treacheries) of Joshua. I see the grave danger we run by doing so; but the dangers of believing in a God whom we cannot but regard as evil, and then, in mere terrified flattery calling Him ‘good’ and worshiping Him, is still greater danger. The ultimate question is whether the doctrine of the goodness of God or that of the inerrancy of Scriptures is to prevail when they conflict. I think the doctrine of the goodness of God is the more certain of the two. Indeed, only that doctrine renders this worship of Him obligatory or even permissible. To this some will reply ‘ah, but we are fallen and don’t recognize good when we see it.’ But God Himself does not say that we are as fallen at all that” (Lewis, Letter to Beversluis, 27)
13. JESUS INCARNATE WAS A MAN, CAPABLE OF ERROR
“Say what you like,” we shall be told, “the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that they all expected the Second Coming in their own lifetime. And worse still, they had a reason, and one which you will find very embarrassing. Their Master had told them so. He shared, and indeed created, their delusion. He said in so many words, ‘this generation shall not pass till all these things be done.’ And he was wrong. He clearly knew no more about the end of the world than anyone else.” It is certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible. Yet how teasing, also, that within fourteen words of it should come the statement “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” (Lewis, The World’s Last Night, 34)
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Lewis looked to scripture, St. Augustine, St. Jerome, Thomas Aquinas, and even Milton to find guidance for the “modern” Christian trying to live in a post-Christian world. He became disappointed when he discovered ambivalence instead of direction, but discovered some intellectual satisfaction when he read some of the writings of Cardinal John Henry Newman:
"Finally I came to that book of Newman’s from which I have already quoted, the lectures on “University Education.” Here at last I found an author who seemed to be aware of both sides of the question; for no one ever insisted so eloquently on the beauty of culture for its own sake, and no one ever so sternly resisted the temptation to confuse it with things spiritual. The cultivation of the intellect, according to him, is ‘for this world’: between it and “genuine religion” there is a ‘radical difference’; it makes us ‘not the Christian...but the gentleman’, and looks like virtue ‘only at a distance’; he ‘will not for an instant allow’ that it makes men better. The ‘pastors of the Church’ may indeed welcome culture because it provides innocent distraction at those moments of spiritual relaxation which would otherwise very likely lead to sin; and in this way it often ‘draws the mind off from things which will harm it to subjects worthy of a rational being. But even in doing ‘it does not raise it above nature, nor has any tendency to make us pleasing to our Maker.’ In some instances the spiritual value of an activity may even be in inverse ration’”*
Lewis mentions Newman two other times in Letters to Malcolm. The first, in 18, has to do with his influence on a “Presbyterian divine,” Alexander Whyte–worth remarking, Lewis indicates, because it is evidence of the divine’s broad-mindedness. There is no endorsement of any particular position of Newman’s. Some readers may find what he goes on to say with respect to “Puritanism” and introspection rather shocking–shocking, because Lewis defends the latter as an occasional practice, though he criticizes making an obsessive habit of it…
Only in the third instance (Letters to Malcolm 20) does he endorse a position of Newman’s, and this on one of the issues that makes evangelical appropriators of Lewis most uncomfortable, the subject of Purgatory.
It is no exaggeration to say that classical Christian education represents a rebirth of true Jesuit education, but with a more Protestant inflection. That is why classical Christian schools, despite their often strong, reformed Calvinist orientation, do not hesitate to learn from Augustine and Boethius, Aquinas and Dante, Erasmus and Josef Pieper—not to mention Anglo-Catholics like C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, T.S. Eliot, and Catholic converts like G.K. Chesterton, Father Richard John Neuhaus, Peter Kreeft, and, above all, Cardinal John Henry Newman.
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien
by Earl F. Palmer, M.Div., D.D., Litt. D.
Preaching Pastor in Residence, The National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.
As a lad, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his brother suffered the untimely death of their mother, Mabel. They were both adopted by Father Francis Xavier Morgan, a priest who had been an assistant to Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Finally, we would like to look at the Distinguished Fellows of the C. S. Lewis College. If you haven’t been shocked into being aware of the problem yet, have a look at the “scholars” that will provide instruction for students on Moody’s property:
Kenneth G. Elzinga, Ph.D. – Professorship of Economics and Law at University of Virginia founded by Thomas Jefferson. Faculty since 1967 and has received its highest award the Thomas Jefferson Award and many other awards and distinctions. Has consulted executives at Microsoft and Monsanto. Among his students are professors at Harvard, federal judges, and the current Federal Trade Commissioner/Chairwoman. He has served as advisor/consultant to the Department of Justice Anti-trust Division and to the Federal Trade Commission. He is a former fellow of law and economics at Rockeffer-founded University of Chicago and a Thomas Jefferson scholar at Cambridge University. Board of Directors of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Board of Trustees at Hope College. Elzinga is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Culture and Civil Society.
Os Guinness, D.Phil. – Senior Fellow at Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and East/West Institute in New York. Episcopal until 2006 when he joined the Anglican Church in North America. Member of the Ravi Zacharias speaking team. He was a contributor to Ligonier Ministries in 1992, a guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and at the Brookings Institution, co-founder and fellow at Trinity Forum, Executive Director of the Williamsburg Charter Foundation, where he helped draft “The Williamsburg Charter” and later “The Global Charter of Conscience” published at the European Union Parliament in 2012. Guinness was a leader at the L’Abri community in Switzerland in 1960s/1970s and a plenary speaker on “The Impact of Modernization” at Lausanne II Manila 1989 and on the topic of “Globalization” and “Why Truth Matters” at the Lausanne III 2010 CapeTown in partnership with the World Evangelical Alliance. He has also lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Stanford Universities and has spoken at the White House, Capitol Hill, and many other public forums.
Thomas Howard, Ph.D. – Doctorate concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at NYU. He is the brother of famed Ecuadorian missionary Elizabeth Elliot who lost her husband Jim Elliot making contact with the Auca Indians. He was raised evangelical but converted to Episcopal then to Roman Catholicism and loves the writings of The Inklings (C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield), Cardinal Newman, G. K. Chesterton, Pope Benedict XVI, and St. Augustine. He considers himself a Catholic Evangelical. Howard was Professor of English Literature at Gordon College (a quiet partner of Jesuit Boston College) for fifteen years, and at St. John’s Seminary (sponsored by Catholic Archbishop of Boston under the secretly Jesuit Paris-founded Society of Saint-Sulpice) for fourteen years, which sold much of its property to openly Jesuit Boston College. Howard then taught at the International Theological Institute in Austria founded by Pope John Paul II to unite Byzantine (Eastern Orthodoxy) with Roman Catholicism (Western Orthodoxy) with prominent emphasis on St. Thomas Aquinas philosophy and teachings. (To further show the Jesuit control at St. Johns: Romanus Cessario is their theological advisor to the rector, Dominican Master of Sacred Theology, and now Professor of Systematic Theology – Romanus Cessario is also a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Vatican City as an expert in Thomist theology. Cessario is also associate editor of The Thomist and is at the center of Jesuit controversy for promoting as a good thing past abuses against unconverted and particularly regarding a Jewish baby boy who was secretly baptized by a nanny who then told Vatican authorities who then kidnapped the baby boy from his unsuspecting Jewish parents to serve the Pope.)
Walter M. Hooper, M.A. Literary executor/trustee of the estates of The Inklings members C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield and friend and personal secretary of C. S. Lewis in his final months on earth. Hooper studied to be Anglican seminarian and was chaplain at Jesus and Wadham colleges of Oxford University and honorary curate of the Church of Saint Rumbach and assistant rector of Church of St. Mary Magdalene – both at Oxford. He is a graduate and former teacher at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill known for its current (though years after Hooper was there) Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies Bart Ehrman (a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College). In 1988, Hooper converted to Roman Catholicism and is interesting in being ordained into the Catholic Third Oratory in England. In 1993, Hooper spoke at the Defending the Faith Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville about C. S. Lewis being his guide into Roman Catholic religion. He has spoken at the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy on the life of C. S. Lewis.
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D. Graduate in Philosophy at Calvin College (Christian Dutch Reformed Church). Masters and Doctorate from prominent openly Jesuit Fordham University in New York from which our current Jesuit President Donald Trump is also a graduate. Kreeft has been on faculty at openly Jesuit Boston College since 1965 and is Professor of Philosophy and also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy at The King’s College in New York and gives FREE online courses on the life and philosophy and teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas. The King’s College is run out of the Empire State Building and is owned exclusively by Bill Bright’s Campus Crusade for Christ since 1997. Kreeft is an apologist for New Catechism and Vatican II and a signer of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together 1994. Peter Kreeft is author of Ecumenic Jihad in which he suggests that Muslims are no longer at odds with Christianity and are in fact our allies in an ideological war (jihad) against humanists and secularists and immoral, materialistic people who are trying to overthrow civil society and government. He has received many prominent honors and awards in philosophy such as the Cardinal Newman Alumni Scholarship, Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship, Yale-Sterling Fellowship (Yale’s most loyal and generous donors), Danforth Asian Religions Fellowship, and (Catholic intellectuals honor) Weathersfield Homeland Foundation Fellowship. Kreeft is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Culture and Civil Society.
George M. Marsden, Ph.D. Considered one of the best chroniclers of the Neo-Evangelicalism led by Carl F. H. Henry and Harold Ockenga with Fuller Theological Seminary and the National Association of Evangelicals. Marsden taught history at Yale University, at Calvin College for several years, at Duke Divinity School for six years, and as Distinguished Professor of History at University of Notre Dame for sixteen years and brief visiting professor at U.C. Berkeley. Notre Dame, it should be noted is a prominent Catholic research University founded by a member of a secret Jesuit order of missionary priests founded in France after the French Revolution. Marsden is a graduate of Quaker Haverford College, of theology from Westminster Theological Seminary and has a Ph.D. in American History from Yale University. He is a 1995 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and also elected 2016 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a Younger Humanist Fellow 1971-72; grantee of the J. Howard Pew Freedom Trust 1988-1992 and a fellow at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship and Calvin Research Fellow. He is 2004 recipient of Columbia University’s Bancroft Prize for his biography - Jonathan Edwards: A Life. Marsden is a former member and president of the American Society of Church History and a member of the advisory council of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. Three years ago, Marsden published a biography on the story of C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. Marsden believes that Creationist and fundamentalist science goes back to principles laid by Sir Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon was legal advisor to Queen Elizabeth I and was trained at Trinity College of Oxford under the future Archbishop of Canterbury and respected Aristotle though not some of his philosophy and is suggested to be the advisor to King James I in corrupting the various versions of the Bible with Freemasonry and was probably a Rosicrucian. Marsden was awarded the Mark O. Hatfield Leadership Award – other recipients include Michael Cromartie, Carl F. H. Henry, Rick and Kay Warren (Purpose Driven), John M. Perkins (life-long friend of John MacArthur), Chuck Colson (Prison Fellowship), and Billy Graham. What most of you do not know when you see that name Mark Hatfield is that he is long-time friend (since the 1950’s) of Doug Coe, director of the satanic Fellowship/”The Family” in Washington D.C. who trains elite politicians and business leaders to sound fundamentalist Christian. Hatfield has been a member of their leadership network since that time and has facilitated the secret dealings of high level global leaders meeting at the National Prayer Breakfast under the globalist plans of the neo-cons and Jesuits who run American politics to overtake the world’s governments. If you are unfamiliar with this organization, we seriously recommend that you read Jeff Sharlett’s The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism At The Heart Of American Power.
Wilfred M. McClay, Ph.D. McClay is the G. T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma as well as a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Member of the Philadelphia Society. He is a former Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and received a Fellowship Award from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has taught at University of Dallas and Johns Hopkins, Tulane, Georgetown Universities and was SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. McClay has also been awarded a Fellowship with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Academy of Education. He has been appointed to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission planning events for America’s 250th Anniversary in 2026. He is also the 2019-2020 Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis which had its founding in partnership with the Freemasons and a graduate of the He has his Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Board of Visitors at newly created Ralston College under the leadership of Stephen Blackwood who was founding executive director and teaching fellow at two British Royal Anglican institutions in Halifax, Nova Scotia. McClay has spoken at two events recently (2006 and 2012) at Georgetown University. One event was hosted by two leaders of the Religious Freedom Project at the Georgetown U. Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where they celebrated their new book about the urgency for upholding religious freedom, particularly for Muslims. The event included Shaykh Hamza Yusuf who is an expert on Islamic public relations, is advisor to the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley (University of California), and a signatory on A Common Word Between Us and You (between Islam and Christianity - whose signers include Rick Warren, Richard Mouw, and other influential leaders on the “Christian” side) and is Vice-President of United Arab Emirates Forum for Promoting Peace in Islamic Societies. The other event in 2006, was led by Georgetown U. Professor in Department of History Michael Kazin and Wilfred McClay on trying to repair the exaggerated caricature made against Fundamentalist teachers in the Scopes Trial through the person of William Jennings Bryan. So this is an attempt to cover up the sabotage that was done by the ecumenical leaders in having Bryan play this role to discredit those who refuse to play intellectual ego-centric games. The interesting aspect in both of these is the fact that Georgetown is the most prominent and powerful of Jesuit institutions in the United States government. So they are helping cover up past mistakes of the Catholic power-plays in trying to discredit and destroy Christianity through scare tactics using Islam and through creating a straw-man argument against Christian education based on the drama performed by William Jennings Bryan with William Randolph Hearst (criminal media partner in World War 2 and other events) overseeing that the media played the story the right way to make Protestant Christians look bad. McClay is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Culture and Civil Society.
Richard J. Mouw, Ph.D. Mouw is former twenty-year President of Fuller Theological Seminary founded by Carl F. H. Henry with Charles Fuller and Harold Ockenga of the elite neo-evangelical ecumenical networks. Mouw is now Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller. Previously he was Professor of Christian Philosophy for seventeen years at Calvin College and as Professor of Christian Philosophy and Ethics at Fuller. He has been a member of International Justice Mission and of International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, and Christians for Biblical Equality. He has a Ph.D. from Rockefeller founded- University of Chicago. He has served one year as President of the Association of Theological Schools and six years as Co-chair of official Reformed-Catholic Dialogue. He is a signer on A Common Word Between Us and You (Islam and Christianity) to make religion all about loving God and loving your neighbor by finding as much common ground in those two things and overlook the differences. Mouw was a leader in Dialogue between Mormon leaders and “Christian” leaders for a decade including speaking at the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City alongside Ravi Zacharias and Mouw apologized for Evangelicals misrepresenting the beliefs of Mormons and has also said that he believes Mormons may be moving toward orthodoxy. Mouw also has been to an Episcopal Mass for an LGBTQ community to show solidarity with their prayers for the dead and recognizing that God has knit them together in the way that they are. He also questions the empathy/caring of people who leave a church for accepting sin and bad leadership/false teaching. Richard Mouw is a Columnist at the Religion News Service and has contributed articles for Christianity Today (Billy Graham’s magazine) and to Biologos founded by Francis Collins (leader of the Human Genome Project and National Institutes of Health).
Armand M. Nicholi Jr., M.D Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at both Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His mentors who led these two departments for forty years are both highly trained Jesuits – Edwin “Ned” Cassem and George Murray and one of the assistant Professors is currently a Jesuit. So you pretty much have to be Jesuit or submit to Jesuits to partner in this department. Nicholi taught a popular top-rated course at Harvard comparing/contrasting the beliefs of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. Nicholi directed and edited the production of The Harvard Guide to Psychiatry bringing together the 58 expert contributors among which he also contributed three chapters. In 1998, he presented the Noble Lecture Series at Harvard – a prestigious Lecture whose presenters have included President Theodore Roosevelt and Francis Collins (Director of the National Institutes of Health and Biologos). Nicholi has been a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Assocation, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Scientific Affiliation and the Royal Society of Medicine (British). Armand Nicholi also served eighteen years as special consultant to the New England Patriots American football team. He was also a founding board member of James Dobson’s and Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council which is a United Nations NGO with special consultative status. Nicholi is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Culture and Civil Society. Nicholi is a close friend and advisor to the Foundations for Laity Renewal of Howard E. Butt who partnered with Billy Graham to found both the Layman’s Leadership Institute and Billy Graham’s Christianity Today and was also on the Board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Nicholi is also a friend of Mark D. Roberts who is Theologian-in-Residence for Howard Butt’s openly ecumenical Foundations for Laity Renewal and Laity Lodge founded in 1966 to carry out the mission of the Vatican II council along with Billy Graham.
Robert Orr, M.D.C.M. Distinguished Fellow and former co-chair of the Healthcare Ethics Council with The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity and previously co-chaired the Advisory Board. Professor of Bioethics at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL) and at The Graduate College of Union University. Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Vermont College of Medicine. 1990-2000, Orr was director of Clinical Ethics at the Loma Linda University which is seemingly the oldest and most prominent Seventh-Day Adventist Health University which was also planted on the site of previous utopian societies (Mormon, Theosophical Society, and Loma Linda Association – maybe also Theosophical). In 1999, Orr was awarded the Isaac Hays and John Bell Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism by the American Medical Association. In 2010, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations awarded him the “Servant of Christ” award, and he has served on the Ethics Commission of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and as chairman 1991-1994. In 2006, Orr was a scholar at the restored home of C. S. Lewis in Oxford. Orr has chaired the Council on Ethical Affairs for the California Medical Assocation, and was Vice-President for the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities.
Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS Dr. John Polkinghorne is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London which honors those who have provided substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge whose recipients include Isaac Newton (Alchemist, 33 degree Free-Mason, Rosicrucian), Charles Darwin (Origin of the Species - evolution), Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Stephen Hawking (Big Bang – semi-rapidly-expanding universe theorist), Elon Musk (TESLA and SpaceX). He is a Knight Commander (second highest rank) in the Order of the British Empire (others include President George W. Bush, Mayor Rudy Guiliani of New York, President Ronald Reagan, Senator Ted Kennedy, Alan Greenspan of Federal Reserve Bank, President Dwight D. Eisenhower) – attempting to keep Great Britain’s imperial interests over its colonies – which America is still included as evidenced for example by Donald Trump’s parading around with the Queen of England a couple of days ago. There are only three Reverends who rank as Knight Commander of the British Empire. Polkinghorne was appointed President of Queens’ College, the oldest of the University of Cambridge institutions. He is an ordained Anglican Priest and worked his way up to being Vicar of Blean and Chaplain of Trinity Hall at Cambridge. Polkinghorne has served on the General Synod of the Church of England, as well as its Doctrine Commission. He served as Chairman of Science, Medicine, and Technology Committee of the Church of England’s Board on Genetic Testing. Polkinghorne is member of the Medical Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association. He is an honorary Fellow in other Cambridge institutions, has been awarded a Templeton Prize for Science and Religion, and became Founding President of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is also a founder of the Society of Ordained Scientists. He has received an honorary Doctorate from openly Jesuit Marquette University in Wisconsin and from Exeter University who partners with Jesuits. Also Cambridge University in U.K. openly partners with Jesuits, most notably in their project of Jesuit history Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits, in their Catholic/Jesuit Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, and in their Westcott House Cambridge Theological Federation. The Federation is an admittedly ecumenical/interfaith network of institutions who partner with Cambridge Theological Studies; this Westcott House is where Polkinghorne studied to become Anglican Priest in 1979 long before he rose through the ranks of the Church of England. Polkinghorne is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Culture and Civil Society.
Robert Smyth Robert and Deborah Gilmour Smyth are directors/producers at The Lamb’s Players Theatre – a Christian theater in San Diego. Smyth’s former wife Mary was also part of the company and left him to marry another member of the ensemble, which Smyth tried to reconcile by welcoming them back to continue on the team, but the audience did not accept this. Smyth’s company has done a production are Mark St. Germain’s “Freud’s Last Session” in which Smyth play Sigmund Freud in a spar of intellectual conversation in a private meeting with C. S. Lewis played by Fran Gercke. This program was suggested to Smyth by Armand Nicholi – Jesuit-partner as Professor at Harvard Medical School. Other plays include Fiddler on the Roof, Camping with Henry (Ford) and Tom (Thomas Edison), The Diary of Anne Frank, The Rivals, Amadeus, Ten Little Indians, Talley’s Folly, Cotton Patch Gospel, and Puff the Magic Dragon. They also perform C. S. Lewis The Great Divorce and Shadowlands. Lewis’ The Great Divorce sets Earth in Purgatory-like suspension between Heaven and Hell and depicts Hell not as a fiery judgment but rather as a corrosive environment caused by human ailments. In the play The Great Divorce, you could travel as a ghost back and forth to earth or hell with no boundaries even into heaven except that you must reject soundly all the corrosive elements of earth and hell (since Lewis did not believe Hell to be a permanent state and he believed in Purgatory. The play Shadowlands is the unusual relationship between C. S. Lewis and his wife Joy Davidman. Davidman was wife of William Lindsay Gresham an author who entertained C. S. Lewis ideology with his wife but then turned to the highest level of satanic education in “tarot cards” and “I-Ching” after experimenting with Scientology. Joy Davidman was a teacher at Roosevelt High School, a poet and author and member of the American Communist Party for several years. To return to the earlier subject – Sigmund Freud is, of course, the Austrian Jewish neurologist/philosopher of Freudian psychoanalysis and horrible reinventions of immorality. Freud lived in Berlin at the height of its perversity (he escaped Nazi Germany in 1938) which is suggested in part to blame for the totalitarian rise of Hiter’s Nazi Fascism as the “Christian” response to Berlin’s immorality. Rome would tried to blame Hitler on the Christians, when in reality, he served the highest levels of Jesuit doctrine of the Catholic Church hating Jewish people and blaming them for immorality and thievery (old stereotypes of the “international Jew” by Henry Ford, for example) that supposedly caused German’s weakness which required Hitler’s strength to overcome it. You should read The Secret History of the Jesuits by Edmond Paris (non-Christian man from France) and other books if you do not know how they try to blame the Jews and Christians (but truthfully are Catholic powers committing those crimes) for the world’s atrocities and genocide.
Edward G. Sparrow, LL.B. former Dean of St. John’s College Annapolis, MD which had its founding in partnership with the Freemasons. He as born in Paris, France and went to school at Buckley School in New York (whose graduates include Winston Lord, David Rockefeller Jr., Michael C. Rockefeller, Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Donald Trump Jr. etc) and later at St. Marks School (Episcopal). He obtained law degrees from Harvard University School of Law and Columbia University Teachers College. He served in the American Army occupying forces in West Germany. He spent most of his years in various positions at St. John’s College as Professor and Dean. He converted to Catholicism in 1957 around the time of serving the Army and became an oblate of Mount Savoir Monastery in Elmire, NY.
Eleonore Stump, Ph.D. Robert J. Henle S.J. Professor of Philosophy at St. Louis University and has been on faculty since 1992. Notice the S.J. after Henle’s name which means that he was of the Society of Jesuits (SJ). It would be unlikely for a non-Jesuit to hold that role. Stump is an expert on philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. And her primary study topics involve Thomas Aquinas and how to solve the problem of evil. Stump has given Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen 2003), Wilde Lectures (Oxford, 2006), and Stewart Lectures (Princeton, 2009). Stump has also spoken at openly Jesuit Xavier University on the subject of Jesuit ethics. She holds a Masters from Harvard (who partners with Jesuits), and a Ph.D. from Cornell University who is actively involved in investigating a sexual-abuse-of-a-minor scandal regarding their Jesuit Chaplain Father Martensen who has served the campus ministry since 2007 (part of the Cornell United Religious Work with the Jesuits). The Cornell University also partners with Jesuits in their Cornell Catholic Community which was previously named Cornell Newman Club after Cardinal Newman. Stump has taught and held fellowships at Princeton, Oxford, Pontifical Gregorian University (elite Jesuit higher institution in Rome founded in 1551 literally by the founder of the Jesuits Ignatius of Loyola), U. of Notre Dame (Catholic and Jesuit partner), Virginia Tech, Cornell U., and Oberlin College. Stump is past President of the Society of Christian Philosophers, of The American Catholic Philosophical Association (which awarded her the Thomas Aquinas medal), and of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Stump is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Culture and Civil Society. She currently serves as President for the Philosophers of Jesuit Education.
Earl F. Palmer, D.D. Palmer is a Presbyterian pastor for over 50 years at First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley and Union Church of Manila and Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church and the National Presbyterian Church in Washington D. C. He is committed to expositional preaching of the Bible and to writings of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Karl Barth. Graduated in Political Science from U. C. Berkeley (who partners with the Jesuit High School there) and from Princeton Theological Seminary Masters of Divinity (who has awarded Jesuits like Michael E. Lee – Jesuit Fordham University assistant Professor and Jesuit Father Robert Manning – twenty-four year Jesuit priest who went through their doctoral program). Palmer is on the Board of Trustees at Princeton Theological Seminary. Palmer is on the Board of Governors at Regent College in Vancouver whose (thirty-eight year professor) Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy says that Jesuit Pope Francis could have gone to school at Regent because his thinking is so similar on the subjects of climate change, poverty, and inequality. Earl F. Palmer is co-founder and Board of Trustees for New College Berkeley whose notable graduates include Carl F. H. Henry, John M. Perkins (CCDA – Chicago and co-chair of Lausanne The Table Coalition), Eugene Peterson (The Message “Bible”), Mark Labberton (President Fuller Theological Seminary), and finally of note John Stott (Anglican Priest, a principal author of the Lausanne Covenant 1974 with Billy Graham for the Lausanne Vatican II movement, chairman of England National Assembly of Evangelicals 1966, Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II and promoted even higher to Extra Chaplain, Commander in the Order of the British Empire, anti-Zionist). Palmer’s co-founder of New College Berkeley David W. Gill has a Ph.D. in Religion/Social Ethics from University of Southern California known for its partnership (and also early relationship with) the Theosophical Society Cult particularly in psychology and David Gill is an expert in Frenchman Jacques Ellul “Christian” socialism and non-violent anarchy and founded the International Jacques Ellul Society. Gill also taught for six years at Catholic St. Mary’s College of California and is founder of EthixBiz Webpage for teaching how to build “ethically healthy organizations in a diverse global marketplace where Christians, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics and everyone else meet and work”. New College Berkeley is a member of the Graduate Theological Union whose members include American Baptist Seminary of the West, Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Episcopal), Catholic Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Pacific School of Religion (United Churches of Christ, United Methodist, Disciples of Christ), San Francisco Theological Seminary (Presbyterian), and Starr King School for the Ministry (Unitarian Universalist).
Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D. Vitz is an adjunct Professor of the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family in Washington D. C. Vitz was also a teacher at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University which houses Peter F. Drucker (inventor/spokesman of seeker-friendly mega-church concept) and Masatoshi Ito School of Management. During his life, Vitz changed philosophies from atheist to later “Christian” to then Roman Catholic. Vitz is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Paul Vitz has a B.A. in Psychology from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. Vitz is now Senior Scholar and Professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University after being Professor of Psychology for thirty-nine years at New York University. The board of directors at Divine Mercy consists of the Bishop Emeritus of Arlington, seven lay Catholic leaders, and three members of the Jesuit-partner organization Legionaries of Christ. Legionaries of Christ founder and director for 64 years Marcial Maciel is the perpetrator involved in one of the biggest sexual abuse scandals of Vatican recent history. The Legion was founded in 1941. The abuse began in the 1940s and 1950s in Spain and Rome and the Vatican leadership new about the abuse allegations starting at least since 1943, according to National Catholic Register correspondent Edward Pentin. Maciel was also involved in morphine addiction and other drug abuse and plagiarism among other things. Maciel attended Pope John Paul II on three of his trips to Mexico and the Pope and Vatican powers appointed him to many high level positions of leadership and covered for him along the way constantly. Cardinal Ratzinger was in charge of investigations before becoming Pope Benedict XVI and required Maciel to resign and live a quiet life afterward; he then became Pope. Before his death, Maciel lived with other priests in Jacksonville, FL and refused to apologize and denied the allegations. After his death it was discovered that beside abusing/raping children, Maciel had abused seminarians for decades, had maintained at least two “relationships” with women – one was a minor when it began, had fathered as many as six children and had reportedly assaulted at least two of those children. This reaches the highest levels of power in the Vatican and shows that they refuse to correct these sins which are rampant in their ranks unless they get too entirely caught at covering it up.
The Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia, D.Phil Ware is the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan in Buffalo, NY and under the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He has travelled widely in Greece and stayed often at the Monastery of St. John the Theologian as well as spending some time in Mount Athos and Jerusalem. Ware was a Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Christian studies at Oxford University. Ware is a graduate of Westminster School and Magdalene College of Oxford (where C. S. Lewis taught) – one of the wealthiest constituencies of Oxford colleges – where he studied Classics and Theology. In 1970, he became a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, then was consecrated a titular Bishop in Diokleia, then assistant Bishop in the Orthodox Diocese of Thyateira and Great Britain (under the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Kallistos Ware is particular noted for his comments criticizing the Church’s unacceptance of what he considers to be normal and unchoosable homosexual tendencies and disagrees with requiring people of same-sex attraction to remain celebate and basically suggests welcoming them into the “Church” with full sacramental rights (including marriage) to their homosexual unions.
Francis Warner, Ph.D. Warner was one of C. S. Lewis’ last students. Warner’s father was a parish priest. Dr. Warner is Emeritus Fellow at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University. Warner was chief lecturer of the Shakespeare in His Age course at Oxford and on Henry Moore and Francis Bacon in other courses. Warner is an honorary Fellow of St. Catharine’s College at Cambridge.
Dallas Willard, Ph.D. (b. 1935 – d. 2013) Wallard earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a minor in History of Science from the University of Wisconsin. Willard was offered an Associate Professorship at the University of Southern California in 1965 and taught there until his fight with pancreatic cancer in 2012. Dr. Scott Soames, director of the University of Southern California School of Philosophy since 2007 said of Willard: “Dallas was one of the most popular, versatile, and dedicated teachers the School of Philosophy has ever known.” The USC partners with the Theosophical Society which has had an informal influence on the school’s philosophy and psychology since the beginning. Dallas’ research specialties included systematic metaphysics, history of ethics, and philosophy of religion. He was also an expert on German philosopher Edmund Husserl (principal founder of phenomenology). Westmont College hosts the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation. His wife Jane Willard is on the Advisory Board and has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976. Since 2010, she also studied the Spiritual Formation studies of Ignatius of Loyola the founder of the Jesuits and has led at least three groups through Ignatian Exercises (a 30-week Jesuit training program). There is also a Dallas Willard Speakers Bureau of friends who are carrying on his legacy of Philosophy and Spiritual Formation. Dallas Willard promoted Madam Guyon (Jesuit “Christian” mystic), St. Augustine (who prepared the arguments in African for the rise of Islam), Frank Laubach (another Jesuit “Christian” mystic), the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Francis DeSales (Jesuit Oratorian and Franciscan), C. S. Lewis, Richard Foster (another Jesuit “Christian” mystic), Henry Nouwen (supposedly non-Jesuit but Jesuit-trained and struggled with homosexual sin whose teaching is used by Jesuits) right on his personal page of recommended teachings. Dallas Willard helped launch the Renovare Spiritual Formation Study Bible. He believed that anyone who was “worthy of being saved” would be saved. The book about Dallas Willard’s teachings Until Christ Is Formed In You includes “Spiritual Guidance from Ignatius of Loyola and Dallas Willard”. Gary Black Jr. was close friend of Willard (since 1991) who helped him through his dissertation/doctorate and was collaborating with Willard and three other projects at the time of Willard’s death. Gary Black is Chair of the Advanced Studies Department, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, and Assistant Professor of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. Azusa Pacific was founded out of an ecumenical network of friends with the Azusa Street Revival group, Pineal Mission, the Freemason Lodge in Los Angeles and was also heavily influenced by the Theosophical Society and Psychology Department of the University of Southern California in 1899. Jack Hayford and John MacArthur are graduates of Azusa Pacific University.
Jean Bethke Elshtain, Ph.D. (b. 1941 – d. 2013) Graduate of Colorado State University, University of Wisconsin, and University of Colorado. Elshtain was on faculty at Rockefeller-built University of Chicago since 1995 as the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor on Social and Political Ethics at the Divinity School. She was also the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom at openly Jesuit Georgetown University in the Department of Government. She had her Ph.D. from Kabbalistic Brandeis University in Politics. Before that she taught at University of Massachusetts and Vanderbilt University. Elshtain was also a teacher in the Department of Political Science and the Committee on International Relations. Elshtain was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, a Guggenheim Fellow and had received nine honorary degrees. Elshtain was appointed by “President” George W. Bush the the Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She presented the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh (past presenters have included Hannah Arendt, Karl Barth, and Reinhold Niebuhr (friend of Billy Graham and Martin Neimueller in the founding of the Evangelical World Fellowship which led to Lausanne Vatican II). Elsthtain was involved in the Lumen Christi Institute (which partners with and supports Jesuits such as Paul Mankowski, Cardinal Arborelius and the Newman Institute) for Catholic Thought at the University of Chicago since its founding, was a frequent lecturer, and on its board of directors for five years until her death in 2013. Elshtain had co-chaired the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. She was also a Fellow of the Bellagio Center at the Rockefeller Foundation; holder of the Maguire Chair in Ethics at the Library of Congress; a member of the Scholars Council of the Library of Congress; and a Phi Betta Kappa lecturer.
So you can clearly see that the majority of C. S. Lewis scholars are converts to Roman Catholicism who love Thomas Aquinas or Jesuits or are involved in Ecumenical partnerships. This network of Jesuits see Thomas Aquinas as a sneaky way of reuniting the Catholics and Protestants. So it’s interesting and rather a bit telling that the other institution on Moody’s property alongside the C. S. Lewis Study Center is the Thomas Aquinas College. They wanted not just one, but two Thomas Aquinas schools on campus in hopes of pulling this off by hook or by crook. They were completely set on putting this type of institution since the beginning of this strategy to overtake Moody’s property, which is the closest they can get to shutting down what Dwight Moody tried to do – preach the gospel. With this maneuver, they intend to blame the Moody family for the failures of Ecumenical dialogue and they intend to blame the Moody family for getting off track if the plan gets caught, so that the Jesuits could go free and not be noticed as having been the conquerors/usurpers on behalf of the Pope trying to destroy true faith in Jesus in America.
Alumna Pens Tribute to “Patron Saint for Difficult Times”
August 1, 2018
In honor of yesterday’s Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Jessica Pipes (’16) has written a wonderful tribute to the soldier-turned-priest — whom she dubs “a patron saint for difficult times” — in the National Catholic Register.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us!
Students Undertake Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius at Triduum Retreat
April 7, 2015
Over the course of the Easter Triduum, Thomas Aquinas College students spent their time in retreat, practicing the Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius under the guidance of a Jesuit retreat master, Rev. Raymond Gawronski, S.J.
Father Buckley: “Ignatius of Loyola: Don Quixote in the Flesh”
A “Tutor Talk” by Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J.
Note: Periodically members of the Thomas Aquinas College teaching faculty or chaplaincy present informal lectures, followed by question-and-answer sessions, on campus. These late-afternoon gatherings afford an opportunity for speakers to discuss topics of great interest to them and to share their thoughts with other members of the community. Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J., delivered the following talk on March 11, 2015:
John W. Neumayr
If founding a college is a Herculean task, then how fitting that one of Thomas Aquinas College’s founders would be an outstanding athlete-turned-philosopher.
Dr. John W. Neumayr, a four-year star basketball player at the University of Notre Dame, knew there were higher things in life than 10-foot circular rims. But he never anticipated that pursuing life’s great ideas would lead him to the founding of Thomas Aquinas College.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jack lived in and around San Francisco from the age of 10. The second oldest of four children, he always liked sports.
He excelled at basketball in junior high and high school, and at the Jesuits’ perennial powerhouse, St. Ignatius Prep, he was selected to the all-city team in his senior year.
For four years, then, Dr. Neumayr taught instead at nearby University of Santa Clara.
In the fall of 1969, Dr. Neumayr became as the first dean of Thomas Aquinas College. He assisted Dr. McArthur and Mr. Berquist in writing the College’s founding document, and drafted its first Student Bulletin of Information. He also traveled with Dr. McArthur to give talks about the College and to recruit students. And when the College finally opened for classes in 1971, Dr. Neumayr was an original member of the teaching faculty.
Dr. Neumayr remained Dean until 1981, and in addition to his full-time teaching responsibilities, has served as a member of theBoard of Governors since the College’s founding. Three of his seven children have graduated from the College
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As the “crown jewel” of the Thomas Aquinas College campus, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel was dedicated on March 7, 2009. The design for this 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2), $23 million building employs Early Christian, Renaissance, and Spanish Mission styles. Designed by University of Notre Dame architect Duncan Stroik, it is cruciform in shape and features both a 135-foot (41 m) bell tower and an 89-foot (27 m) dome. Pope John Paul II blessed the chapel’s plans in 2003, and in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI blessed its cornerstone. Adoremus Bulletin has called Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel “A Triumph of Sacred Architecture.”
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. McArthur served in the Army, but did not see combat, during World War II. After his tour of service, he entered St. Mary’s College, Moraga (California), with plans to become a lawyer. Those plans derailed, however, when at St. Mary’s he read Plato’s Apology, Socrates’ unsuccessful but moving defense of himself against charges of treason and sedition. “It changed my mind,” he said. “I saw then that ideas were important.”
Ideas, then, became his life. Dr. McArthur finished at St. Mary’s with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949, and then attended Laval University in Quebec, where he studied under the famed Thomist Charles De Koninck. He obtained his doctorate in philosophy there in 1952, deeply committed to expounding and defending the teachings of Aristotle and St. Thomas.
Dr. McArthur then returned to the San Francisco Bay area, serving as an associate professor of philosophy at the San Francisco College for Women until 1958. For the next 13 years, he was a professor of philosophy at St. Mary’s College and later a tutor in its Integrated Liberal Arts program. He also taught at the University of San Francisco and the University of Santa Clara.
The Genesis of a College
While at St. Mary’s, Dr. McArthur formed several close relationships with other philosophy teachers, Mark Berquist, Jack Neumayr, Frank Ellis, and Dick George. Moreover, he served as faculty advisor to a student organization of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute from 1961-63, whose representative, Peter DeLuca, had been a student of Dr. McArthur’s.
Saint Mary’s College of California is a private institution based in the suburban town of Moraga, California. The school is administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle was born in France in 1651. He belonged to one of the more important families in the city of Rheims. At the age of 27 he was ordained a priest.
Nicolas Brûlart de Sillery asked Henry IV permission for the Jesuits to open a college in Reims. The King authorized, by letters patent of March 25, 1606 , the Jesuit fathers to found a College in Reims.
Adrian Nyel was a 17th-century French educator. Nyel was a layman, who was in charge of the house for the poor in Rouen, France, where he also oversaw the education of poor boys, along with supervising poorly paid teachers. This charge WERE given by Pierre Lambert de la Motte in 1656.
Adrian Nyel was an administrator at the General Hospice off Rouen, which provided various social services for the poor, including education. With the help of Nicholas Barré, he had been recruiting young men as teachers for the poor boys of Rouen. He had already opened four schools in Rouen under civic administration when Mme Jeanne Dubois Maillefer, a wealthy lady of Rouen, gave the fifty-nine year old Adrian Nyel money and encouraged him to begin a free school for boys in Reims.
She gave him a letter of introduction to her relative, Father Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. When Nyel arrived in Reims in March 1679, he went to the Sisters of the Infant Jesus, who ran an orphanage and school for poor girls in the town, in order to solicit their help in his project. As it happened, while he was visiting the convent, Jean-Baptiste de la Salle arrived. The order had been founded by Nicolas Roland, young La Salle's spiritual director, who had named La Salle one of the executors of his will. The Mother Superior introduced the two men to one another, and de La Salle listened to the details of Nyel's project.
As Nyel was new in Reims, and La Salle was aware that the town would not be much in favor of yet another school for the poor, he invited Nyel (along with the fourteen-year-old assistant whom he had brought with him) to his family home so that a suitable plan might be put together.
Nyel opened his first school in Reims at the parishes of St. Maurice.
Dr. Dillon held a bachelor of arts degree in integral liberal arts from St. Mary’s College of California and master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.
Jesuit priests create their own community on campus
Jack Lyons | Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Although Notre Dame is a primarily Holy Cross institution, it is home to a handful of Jesuit priests who believe the two missions align well enough to live, work and attend classes.
The Society of Jesus — the official name of the Jesuits — began ministry at Notre Dame’s location in the 17th century, and built the original log chapel which Fr. Edward Sorin later used with his Holy Cross brothers when he founded Notre Dame in 1842.
However, the community of five Jesuit priests who currently live on campus came to South Bend more recently.
Fr. Brian Daley, a Jesuit priest, first arrived at Notre Dame as a professor of theology in 1996 as a founding member of the community which today lives in a house adjacent to campus.
Besides Daley, the current community consists of four Jesuit priests pursuing their doctorates in the fields of philosophy and theology.
Even though Notre Dame is not an institution directly associated with the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit community sends young priests pursuing degrees to obtain advanced degrees in the University’s prestigious theology and philosophy departments.
Mr. Dillon, president of the Catholic college for 18 years, was attending a conference for the International Council of Universities of St. Thomas Aquinas in Limerick.
ICUSTA grew out of a meeting in 1993 between representatives of the University of St. Thomas (Houston) and Universidad Santo Tomás, Chile. They were soon joined by the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome, and the Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia. In 1995 in Rome, a second conference was held which was attended by 12 universities. There a permanent international organization was established with bylaws and protocols for the accomplishment of the ICUSTA mission.
PETER L. DELUCA III is treasurer and vice president for finance and administration of Thomas Aquinas College. One of the founders of the college, he has been a member of the Board of Governors since 1969 and of the teaching faculty since 1971. He has also served as senior vice president and vice president for development. A graduate in economics at St. Mary's College of California, Mr. DeLuca served as western director and national director of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He then worked as assistant to the president of Grant Oil Tool Co. and pursued graduate studies at the University of Southern California.
In 1961 when he was a junior at St. Mary’s College, he was struck by an impromptu lecture delivered by a member of the faculty, Br. Edmund Dolan, F.S.C. “Br. Edmund was making bed-check rounds one night around 11:00 p.m. He came in and talked with my roommate and me about the disintegration of Western Civilization,” Mr. DeLuca recalls. “He started with William of Ockham and finished about two hours later. It was a moment of realization for us.”
Dr. McLean joined the Thomas Aquinas College faculty in 1978 after completing his coursework for a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Previously he served in the U.S. Peace Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he was a student of Thomas Aquinas College’s founding president, Dr. Ronald P. McArthur, and a classmate of late president Dr. Thomas E. Dillon.
From the Thomas Aquinas College Kickoff Gala Dinner at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel on April 25, 1970: College Founder Dr. John W. Neumayr; the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen, Keynote Speaker; Founding President Dr. Ronald A. McArthur; the Most Rev. Joseph T. McGucken, Archbishop of San Francisco; and L. Brent Bozell Jr., invited speaker.
On April 25, 1970, the College staged a major promotional dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, attended by 450 people and featuring as the keynote speaker the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen. Members of the Board of Governors, especially San Francisco attorney John Schaeffer, played a substantial role in the success of the event.
In response, and in accordance with the Second Vatican Council’s decree on the apostolate of the laity, encouraging laymen and women to take a more active part in “the explanation and defense of Christian principles,” the founders of Thomas Aquinas College published A Proposal for the Fulfillment of Catholic Liberal Education in 1969. In this, the founding and governing document of Thomas Aquinas College, they proposed to establish a new Catholic institution that was determined to be faithful to Christ and never to compromise its principles. They were unbending in their resolve to pass on the great intellectual patrimony of our civilization and the wisdom of the Church’s greatest thinkers, and to do so in complete fidelity to the Church and her Magisterium.
The Rare Books and Special Collections department at Catholic University Libraries has assembled the largest collection of American pre-Vatican II pamphlets in the United States (over 12,000 items) together with an additional 3,700 parish histories from Catholic parishes across the country. These titles, which generally date from the 19th to the mid-20th centuries, are accessed through an online database maintained by the department. At the present time these titles are not listed in SearchBox.
Covering topics from confession to Communism, dating, temperance, suicide, and vocations, the pamphlets were often packaged in small formats with eye-catching cover art and text by well-known writers including Daniel Lord, S.J. and Fulton J. Sheen.
Dr. Lansing and I went to hear Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen S.J. speak at the packed New Orleans auditorium last night, lecturing on, “The Road to Christ in the Modern World.”
The house lights dimmed and a bright spot played dramatically on the good monsignor as he strode to center stage. Tall, handsome, dressed in tight pants and vest with a long red cape, he looked the classical, brilliant Jesuit, or equally, the Grand Inquisitor. The audience rose en masse, spontaneously and in awe. He stood poised before us, speaking without lectern or papers, playing his voice as an organ, stops closed for hushed tones, opened for oratorio, adjusted for fine effects.
The audience was responsive and sympathetic as he talked as a sage to the uninitiated, first devoting fully 20 minutes to an overdrawn satire on Freudian analysis. He brought out the strong points of Marx and Freud, both seeking Peace of Mind, and then attacked their philosophies, Marx’s godless, dialectical idealism, the Capital of Power. He warned, “Let no one ever tell you that Communism is only a program or a system of economics.” Freud, he says, denies sin. He makes guilt one with society. Each icon seeks to resolve conflict, social conflict between capital and labor, and individual conflict between super-ego and id. But each falls short of the constancy, harmony, and order found, he intones, in the Kingdom of God.
The Monsignor surprised me by announcing, in what I thought a triumphant aside, his recent conversion of Heywood Broun. He also surprised us by speculating that the contemporary movement toward communal living might, in the end, result in a greater sense of brotherhood among men.
Sheen is my first experience of a Jesuit master. He’s powerful, bright, persuasive, and a very tricky guy!
November 11, 1947
To what end is such training directed? According to Fulton J. Sheen, a Catholic authority but not a Jesuit, “the Jesuits work for the glory of God, defend the Roman Catholic faith against heresy, engage in missionary work, and educate the young.” As do other Roman Catholic religious orders, Jesuits vow chastity, poverty and obedience.
When you consider that he wrote 66 books, 62 booklets and thousands of letters, served as editor of two magazines for 16 years, and was a syndicated columnist in the secular press for 30 years, there is a reason why the Jesuit magazine "America" once called him "the greatest evangelizer in the history of the Catholic Church of the United States."
His impact as National Director for the Propagation of the Faith was equally important to the Church. For 16 years, he led this effort for 129 dioceses throughout the United States and influenced the lives of tens of millions of people all over the world.
The 350 students of Thomas Aquinas College are blessed by the ministry of four full-time chaplains who reside on campus:
Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., head chaplain
At Thomas Aquinas College, we pursue this understanding guided by our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, as has been encouraged by the Church for many centuries, up to and including the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Pope Leo XIII said that St. Thomas’ theology was a “definitive exposition of the Christian faith;” the first Vatican Council elevated St. Thomas to the preeminent status of “teacher of the Church;” and in Fides et Ratio, John Paul II said “the Church has been justified in consistently proposing St. Thomas as a master of thought and a model of the right way to pursue theology …”
St. Thomas is so important because his principles, methods, and chief doctrines, as well as those of Aristotle, on whom the work of St. Thomas securely rests, are true in their own right, and are sure ways to a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith and to a deeper appropriation of the life-giving mysteries revealed in the Scriptures, in the tradition of the Church, and in the world God has created.