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Index To Section 10... Ecumenism

 
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Ecumenism
 

Ecumenism

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The Unholy Blend Of Politics and Religion

One World Religion
Major steps have already been taken to establish a unified world religion.

Parliament of the World’s Religions
Interreligious Dialogue or New Age Rally?  Held in Chicago in 1993, exactly a century after the watershed gathering held there in 1893, the Parliament of the World's Religions brought together for a week, swamis, sadhus, rinpoches, monks, arhats, avatars, priests, priestesses, ministers, witches, shamans, saints, and seekers. A kaleidoscope of religious worthies upon which the watchful Gods and muses on the ceiling beamed approvingly. However many prominent New Agers were involved at different levels with the organization of the event which gives rise to the question... Did a promotion of the New Age agenda underlie the Parliament's ostensible purpose of furthering interreligious dialogue?

The United Religions Initiative
 You’re familiar with the old saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Thanks to Bishop William Swing  of the California Diocese of the Episcopal Church, that road is not only paved, but it’s being widened, the lines are painted, and the global religion of the Antichrist is just around the bend. The URI is designed to make a long-term impact on the global religious scene.

World Council Of Churches
Many Christians who still hold membership in denominations which are a part of the WCC, which is about par for the course in this day and age. With their involvement in goddess worship, paganism, ecumenism and every other conceivable form of deviancy, The WCC is one of the worst of the apostate bodies claiming to be Christian. If only God's people would wake up and see how the world council of churches is using the churches to destroy the very foundations of faith and freedom.

 

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Billy Graham
William Franklin Graham, Jr. has been, arguably, the best known, best loved and most influential evangelical during the approximately 50 years he has been in the public forum. However, among other issues many have pointed to him as the father of modern ecumenism, which, sadly, is true.. Billy Graham put the stamp of approval on the false gospel preached by the Roman Catholic church and has undoubtedly caused many to think that Roman Catholicism must be true Christianity. This is not the only area where the Rev. Graham has compromised the Gospel.

Holding Hands With The Pope
Leaders in both camps are jointly signing ecumenical documents representing a combined effort to "bury the hatchet", ignore important theological differences which have existed for centuries, and work together as "teammates" instead of antagonists. Many odd "winds of doctrine" are blowing about, threatening to sweep God's people away from their time-honored principles and God-revealed truths.

The Two Faces of Catholicism
On the one hand the Vatican has made a concerted effort since 1965 to bring their "separated brothers back home to "holy mother the church." On the other hand the Catholic church fraternizes .. joins in prayer with ... and actively endorses other religions.. Pope  John Paul II's bizarre involvement with and approval of other anti-Christian religions has caused even many Catholics to call Pope John Paul II the Anti Pope.... However many Protestants see this as a much more sinister sign.

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The Scriptural View

The Inclusiveness of Jesus
It’s true that the inclusiveness of Jesus was extraordinary. Unlike his religious contemporaries, Jesus included among his followers those who were generally excluded from religious life, if not polite society, people such as tax-collectors, “sinners,” lepers, and women. Yet, the inclusiveness of Jesus was not of the “come as you are” sort. Jesus offered new, transformed life in the kingdom of God, not acceptance of all people as they were in their broken, sinful state.

Should Christians Join In Interfaith Communion?
There is great social pressure today to conform to whatever cultural liberals decide is "politically correct"

Drawing the Line
 We do not, can not, believe in ‘peace at all costs’ nor draw the line over every disagreement." We are followers of the man who called the Pharisees white-washed tombs and drove the money- changers out of the temple but ate with tax-gatherers and sinners and called us to be peacemakers.

Why Ecumenism Cannot Produce the Unity of the Faith
In Ephesians 4, Paul calls us to preserve unity while we seek a perfect unity that does not yet exist. How we are to go about this is very confusing to many Christians. Do we seek to unify all organizations calling themselves "Christian?" Did Paul envision a visible, universal church which was highly efficient, world-wide, hierarchical and headed by one man? Does the fact that numerous "Christian" organizations exist negate the possibility that the unity of which Paul wrote will come to pass?

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