Everyone in the world is invited to support, or join, the Combined Missions Campaign (CMC) to overcome and master our own individual selfishness. This will enable us all to advance to the next higher level of consciousness, and unlock the true and positive potential of the human race. CMC Missionaries are members of “The Order of One Spirit” because they are all united in the mission of the CMC to overcome selfishness.
The CMC was founded in 2014 by a group of Christians and Believers in God who wanted to get the cooperation of everyone in the world, from all backgrounds and belief systems, to help make the world a better place and unite all peace loving people. To accomplish this goal they created one simple mission that could be understood, supported and practiced by anyone. This mission to overcome selfishness is based on teachings that can be found within virtually every significant religion and philosophy, and can be measured and confirmed by modern science.
Even people who do not believe in God or Jesus Christ can acknowledge, understand and even be compelled to practice a fundamental tenet of the Way of Life that was taught by the greatest masters from the major religions, including Jesus Christ.
In order to help counter the perilous times in which we live, where people are killing each other on the basis of their ideologies, the CMC seeks to unite as many peace loving people as possible from all religions, philosophies and sciences in order that the human race may not only keep from destroying itself, but can actually evolve into a higher state of consciousness. The CMC is not here to condemn anyone but it is here to help save us all.
Today many Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Atheists are taught to stay away from other religions or beliefs including their books, teachings and practices out of fear that they may somehow be risking conversion to other systems of belief. In some cases they believe that God would disapprove of someone investigating the religious beliefs of and practices of another.
Sadly, in many cases, fear has turned to hatred as people are also led to avoid and actively condemn the way that other people engage in the peaceful worship of God. Some of the harshest condemnation and conflict has arisen between those whose churches differ only in minor matters of philosophy.
The Cadre of the CMC believes that these practices of condemnation of the peaceful practices and philosophies of others are a grave mistake that perpetuates division and conflict in a world that is in desperate need for the expression of love. The expression of love is also required in order for life and true fulfillment to be realized. The expression of love in all its forms, including patience, compassion, kindness and forgiveness, is what is actually commanded within the texts of all major religions. Yet selfishness, and its byproduct of self-righteousness, pervades in modern culture. Unfortunately, the selfish nature of people is also leading more and more people of all faiths to sacrifice their own values by giving in to hate, and taking pleasure from the suffering of others, in particular their perceived enemies.
The CMC was formed with the intention of helping to cure these problems by appealing to the spirit of good, which exists within all people. The founders of the CMC would like to unite as many people as possible from all over the world, whether they believe in God or not, for a mission that also happens to be a fundamental tenet of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and most modern Spiritual, Psychology and Scientific movements. The CMC seeks to leverage all that we can agree upon rather than focusing on our differences.
In order to help understand more about the motivation of the CMC consider the following commentary regarding some commonly known religions.
Did you know that Christians, Muslims, Jews and many Hindus all purport to worship one God that is recognized as the God of Abraham? Did you know that both Christians and Muslims and many Hindus acknowledge that Jesus is the Messiah or an important Prophet? Did you know that the word Buddha means awakened and most Buddhists believe that Jesus was a Buddha? Did you know that modern psychology now recognizes the distinct benefits of forgiveness as a means to obtain completion, whereas selfishness contributes to decay? Did you know that the Buddha said that the universe and all that is in it is not solid, and is pure energy? Now science is reaching the same conclusion? Did you know that the first so called Buddha, Siddhartha did not claim to be the messiah or a god and requested that none should worship him as a god? Did you know that Hindus believe that the worship of God is a personal experience and that it is up to you to determine whether you will worship the one true God or other lessor gods? Did you know that the Quran repeatedly identifies Jew and Christians as fellow believers and that Muslims, Christians and Jews all worshiped together in peace during the life of the Prophet Muhammad and for 600 years following his death?
With all of these things in common between apparently different faiths, why is it so difficult for us to unite for one single positive goal when conflict threatens to annihilate us all? Missionaries of the CMC believe that selfishness is at the root of virtually all conflict. It is selfishness that requires someone be right, making others wrong, and denying those who disagree. It is selfishness that imposes itself upon others, and relentlessly seeks comfort for the “right” human being even if it is at the expense of the suffering of others.
The latest flash points that fuel conflict between Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims cannot be solved be each group turning away from establishing a respectful and caring relationship with each other. We now have a critical choice to make. Each group can spend their time and energy criticizing the beliefs of the others, and creating conflict that will ultimately destroy the world, or they can leverage the similarities between their belief systems to create peace and harmony in the world. If people are strong in whatever faith they do practice then they should not fear a healthy study of the beliefs and practices of other faiths. Thus far the failures of all groups to reach out and develop a relationship with each other have led to several perilous conflicts around the world that now threaten the very survival of the human race.
From the perspective of the Christians who helped launch the CMC, the need for the CMC to invite and work with all people is based directly on scripture. If you are an evangelist then consider the mission an opportunity to share our beliefs with others. More specifically for Christians, the need to work with others is expressed by these concepts and scriptures:
It is up to God to pass judgment that condemns, not us…
It is up to God to pass judgment that condemns, not us…
I said to myself, “In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds.”Ecclesiastes 3.17
Christians are commanded again and again to care for those who are our enemies, yet we sometimes turn our backs on someone simply because they were brought up from childhood to deny that God exists, or to worship God in accordance with some faith other than Christianity?
…for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.Romans 5.13
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Your Father in heaven causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.Mathew 5.45
In regards to those who are not Christians…
Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.Romans 9.18
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.Romans 10.12
We are called to be the change that we want to see in the world.
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?Romans 10.14