The Under God Indivisible (UGI) conference scheduled for 27 July claims as its primary purpose to call the nation of America “back to God.” At a time when a “reclaim America” mentality is growing among professing Christians, such an endeavor ought to be approached cautiously. In short, while America undoubtedly has been blessed by God, she is not a nation in covenant with God, nor is she God’s chosen nation. While patriotism need not be sinful, the ultimate focus of the Christian ought to be upon the proclamation of the Gospel so that many individuals may be brought to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
UGI, however, has been billed specifically as a Christian leadership conference. Indeed, the Our Mission page of the website for this event reads,
There is little disagreement that America is now in a spiritual crisis, but we believe the situation is far from hopeless! However, the church and those with faith in the living God are the only hope to see our nation’s perilous course corrected. It is our responsibility to hold up godly standards, allowing truth and the principles of our founding fathers to guide our path.
On Friday, July 27, spiritual leaders from across the country and from many denominational backgrounds will join one another at High Point Church in Arlington, Texas for a one-day Christian Leadership Conference dedicated to calling our nation back to God. Attendees will hear messages from dynamic speakers, receive important information and spend time in prayer for a much-needed spiritual awakening in our nation.
In an article entitled, “Under God Indivisible and Joined with Apostates,” CRN general editor and pastor-teacher Ken Silva taught that this designation of UGI as a “Christian leadership conference” now brings the event under the authority of Scripture such as 2 Cor. 6:14–15:
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
Silva also expressed concern over several of the participants in this event, especially in light of its claim that it is a Christian conference. Not only are Word Faith teachers such as Robert Morris and Kenneth Copeland scheduled to appear, but there also are several Roman Catholic leaders included, such as Jonathan Morris, Robert Sirico and Jay Richards. States Silva,
No practicing Roman Catholics can take the platform at a Christian leadership conference without rebelling against Scripture.
We’re told “people of faith” are coming together at UGI; which faith? That of the Roman Catholic Church who left the Body of Christ (cf. 1 John 2:19) to follow her own antichrist dogma and would end up placing her never rescinded anathema upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No light matter….
In the end, according to the Word of God, each Christian who shares the platform at this Under God Indivisible with Roman Catholic apostates like Jonathan Morris, Robert Sirico, and Jay Richards is giving them credibility in the Christian community and also taking part in their wicked works.
These are strong, but true words offered by Ken Silva. Yet, is there even further cause to wonder about the underpinnings of the UGI conference? Yesterday, The Blaze reported:
Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Love“ event is now just weeks away. In addition to the exciting happenings that will unfold at Cowboys Stadium, there will be numerous coinciding conferences and meetings going on from July 26-28. Among the initiatives is “Under God Indivisible,” a conference that is separate from but held in conjunction with “Restoring Love.” The event will focus upon American values and the need to bring the Almighty back into the mainstream. Source
It is interesting that The Blaze, a website that is owned and operated by Glenn Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts, would provide such language connecting these two events. In fact, the link provided above to the “full list of events” leads to the Restoring Love website and schedule, wherein one can see that the UGI conference is included in the broader scope of events at Beck’s upcoming gathering. The UGI website further confirms that it will be held “in conjunction with” Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love event:
This meeting will be held separate from, but in conjunction with, the Glenn Beck “Restoring Love” gathering on July 28 in Cowboys Stadium. The eyes of the media and world will be focused on the D/FW area this week, so we must point people to the wisdom and hope that come from God alone. Source
The Restoring Love event proclaims as its mission:
To inspire, organize and mobilize individuals to improve the human condition physically, emotionally and spiritually with malice towards none and charity for all. Source
As most are aware, Glenn Beck himself is a self-professed Mormon. As has been demonstrated by many, including CRN, the teachings of Mormonism are starkly incompatible with the teachings of orthodox Christianity. It would behoove the Christian, then, to avoid joining in spiritual endeavors with those who stand as enemies of God (cf. 2 Cor. 6:14–15; 2 John 1:9–11).
Ken Silva’s closing words in the above-mentioned article continue to stand as a true and timely warning:
This now becomes a vivid illustration of the foolishness of making your nation an idol and thinking as men think (cf. Matthew 16:23). For you see, to give the impression that the purity of the Gospel really doesn’t matter is exactly the wrong message to set before the world which desperately needs it. Source