A study By: Timothy M. Youngblood
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Just what is the Ecumenical Movement?
Have you ever heard of the Ecumenical movement? It's the term used to describe the search for fuller unity in bringing all Churches back under the main control of the Universal Church. The Greek word oikumene, from which ecumenical is derived, originally meant "the inhabited world" which suggests the Universal Church. To Protestant leaders who have advanced the modern ecumenical movement with the Catholic Church the term has applied not only to Christian unity but also more broadly, to the worldwide mission of Christianity! Information from Grolier publishing, Inc
"The Council of Trent"
Let's look at some more information that will help us understand more clearly why this movement was formed and where it came from. The Council of Trent, the 19th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, was held at Trent in northern Italy between 1545 and 1563. It marked a major turning point in the efforts of the Catholic Church to respond to the challenge of the Protestant REFORMATION and formed a key part of the COUNTER-REFORMATION. The council eventually met during three separate periods (1545-47, 1551-52, 1562-63) under the leadership of three different popes (PAUL III, Julius III, PIUS IV). All of its decrees were formally confirmed by Pope Pius IV in 1564. Tradition was declared coequal to Scripture as a source of spiritual knowledge, and the sole right of the Catholic Church to interpret the Bible was asserted. At the same time, the council took steps to reform many of the major abuses within the Church that had partly incited the Reformation: decrees were issued requiring Episcopal residence and a limitation on the plurality of benefices, (a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income.) and movements were instigated to reform certain monastic (monasteries) orders and to provide for the education of the clergy through the creation of a seminary in every diocese."
"The World Missionary Conference of 1910, held in Edinburgh marked the beginning of modern ecumenism. From it flowed three streams of ecumenical endeavor: evangelistic, service, and doctrinal. Today, these three aspects are furthered through the World Council of Churches, constituted in 1948; in the early 1980s it included more than 295 Churches in more than 90 countries. The evangelical concern of modern ecumenism brought about the formation, in 1921, of the International Missionary Council, comprising 17 national mission organizations. It coordinated mission strategy and aided new churches. The efforts made by Christians across denominational and national boundaries came to fruition in 1925, in Stockholm, when the Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work was convened to study the application of the gospel to industrial, social, political, and international affairs. This movement also proceeded under the slogan "service unites but doctrine divides." (*) This slogan is very important to note as it is becoming a powerful vehicle for the WCC to bring all Churches together. "Service" meaning helping, serving, and cooperating for the purpose of unity. "Doctrine divides" meaning that we should accept and respect all religions. This means when we denounce anything that they consider doctrine we are being separatist which will put us in the same category as religious extremist.
"Change came to the ecumenical movement in 1959, when Pope John XXIII proposed the calling of a second Vatican Council to complete the work of the first Vatican Council of 1870. Renewal and reunion were high on the agenda, and the world followed the proceedings closely. The pontiff created a Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity. Breaking precedent, in 1961 he permitted Roman Catholic observers officially to attend the third assembly of the World Council of Churches. Also through his influence, when Vatican II opened in Saint Peter's Basilica in 1962, Protestant and Orthodox observers were accorded places of honor and included in all working sessions. The 2500 Roman Catholic bishops who attended the four council sessions (1962-65) dealt with Christian unity. Their decree on ecumenism, promulgated in 1964, spoke not of "schismatics" but of "separated brethren," and it deplored sins against unity committed over the years by Roman Catholics and Protestants alike."
Information from T. Tackett Bibliography: Jedin, Hubert, A History of the Council of Trent, trans. by Ernest Graf, 2 vols. (1957-61); McNally, Robert E., Council of Trent, The Spiritual Exercises and the Catholic Reform (1970); O'Donohoe, J. A., Tridentine Seminary Legislation (1957); Schroeder, H. J., Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent (1950) Microsoft® Encarta® 97 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1996
Warning: Another Organization:
There's another organization of the Catholic Church that is greatly involved in the Ecumenical movement and they are what I call the enemy in the camp. They go so far as to infiltrate Christian Churches, from the top, for the purpose of taking them over and bring them into the Ecumenical movement. They have set up many Christian Colleges all over the world for hundreds of years, so they could change the minds of the young early on. These colleges have been accepted by most people, mainly because they have been around so long, but the doctrines they teach is not from the Word of God found in the Holy Bible. This powerful organization is the Jesuits. The true intent of the Society of Jesuits is to use ambiguous or unclear expressions in order to be misleading and unclear about issues. The main roll of the Jesuits is to undo all that the Protestant reformation accomplished and they will not quit until they have done just that. The Jesuits attention focuses on churches with hierarchical, juridical, and institutional type government structures. Unification is seen as proceeding from the top to the bottom. Without the hierarchical government structure in the church it would be impossible to infiltrate and control it. As you will find on into this book that God hates the hierarchical government structure in the church and I will prove to you that it is of man and not of God.
Short History of Jesuits:
"A religious order of men in the Roman Catholic Church, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, and confirmed by Pope Paul III in 1540. The motto of the order is Ad majorem Dei gloriam (Latin, "to the greater glory of God"), and its object is the spread of the church by preaching and teaching or the fulfillment of whatever else is judged the most urgent need of the church at the time. Education has been its chief activity almost from the outset. It has made notable contributions to scholarship in both theology and the secular disciplines. The preparation required of a candidate, especially for membership as a priest rather than as a brother (temporal coadjutor), is considerably longer than that required for the secular priesthood or for membership in other religious orders. After two years in seclusion and prayer as a novice, the candidate takes simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and becomes a scholastic. He then typically spends two years of study in review of classical subjects and three years studying philosophy, mathematics, and the physical sciences. He then spend some years of teaching succeeded by three years' study of theology, after which ordination to the priesthood takes place.
Following a fourth year of theological study and a year of retirement and prayer,
the candidate is awarded his final grade, becoming either a coadjutor or a professed.
The coadjutors take final simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, but
the professed take these vows as solemn vows and add an additional solemn vow
to go wherever the pope may send them; furthermore, the professed take five
simple vows, among them the renunciation of ecclesiastical office beyond their
order unless by directive of the order. The order is governed by a superior
general, residing in
The first aim of Ignatius of Loyola in forming his band was to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to convert the Muslims; all access to the Holy Land was barred, however, by the outbreak of war with the Ottoman Turks, and the members of the order submitted to the pope a constitution that bound them to go as missionaries to any place the pope might direct. After the constitution was approved, Loyola was elected the first superior general of the order. The development of the order was rapid, and its members took leading parts in the Counter Reformation, establishing schools and colleges throughout Europe.
For 150 years they were the leaders in European education; by 1640 they had more than 500 colleges throughout Europe; by about a century later the number of colleges had increased to more than 650 and, in addition, the order had total or partial charge of two dozen universities. More than 200 seminaries and houses of study for Jesuits had also been established. The education of Jesuits in the period of the Counter Reformation was designed to strengthen Roman Catholicism against Protestant expansion. Among the laity the Jesuits were concerned chiefly with the education of the nobility and those of wealth, although they did conduct trade schools and, in mission countries, schools for the poor.
In the mission field the expansion of the order was equally great. Missions
were established by St. Francis Xavier in India and Japan, and the order spread
to the interior of China and the coast of Africa. Letters from the Jesuit missionaries
(*) Below is the ecumenical layout to focus the masses on service and not doctrine by the Confessing Christian Faith in a Pluralistic Society. The Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.
What is and how do they intend to promote their agenda? Just what is the ecumenical layout they will use in order to focus the masses on service and not doctrine?
Ideology is the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group and Ideology is the enemy of biblical truth!
The Jesuit way is diplomacy, ideology, and propaganda to infiltrate the church. It is Ideology that these ministers involved in the ecumenical movement are focusing the people on in order to deceive. The goal is to leaven society. All independent ideas must be put under death and bring in 'love and unity.' And this can be found in "Jesuit Higher Education pg 34."
Let's look at some information that will shine a light on the truth.
"First of all Celebration is the term used for most of the agenda. Celebration" is a Roman Catholic term intended to unite all under the Pope. Music is one of the most important celebrations." This can be found in the Document of Vatican II January 5, 1959 titled "Council of Trent" and called "Celebration." Notice that the music and singing has taken over the service as we covered concerning the Mega-Churches? Teaching and study of the scriptures are fading out.
Let's take a look at the list noted and I will give the place where you can find the statements here.
The Charismatic movement is the glue to bind the churches, along with Jesuits infiltrating all churches." This information is under the title: "The Church is Charismatic ~ World Council of Churches."
"Pentecostalism is promoted by the Vatican as a unifying element between the Catholic Church and other churches. In 1972 the Vatican met with the Pentecostal church leaders." This information is From: Called Confessions of Dialogue. They teach that a grass roots rebellion can be expected, but use the leaders to knit them back through obedience to leadership. Each church will have its own Emblem, but ministers of all churches will work together. They say Build on Vatican II and use a "faith and order model' preach a 'community of faith.' Tell the congragation they just 'need to believe.' "This information is From: "Unity of the Churches Fries and Rahner pg. 54."
"Teach that The church has priority over the individual, and the church has priority over the word. The individual will submit to the 'natural law.' Which is what is known in the Catholic Church as Canon Law. This information is From: "Catholic Philosophy ~ McKenzie."
"Jesuits like to have a creed because they can "work it"; and change it over a period of time -- each church is to develop its own creed." This information is From: "The Shaking."
" Propaganda and rumor will help to break down morals and will destroy the heretical enemies. It doesn't matter if the rumor is true. This information is From: "Storming to Power." They also state they need to Use rumor in groups. That they should drop rumors in midst of friends.
People are to depend more and more on others for knowledge, and not on their own studies. Anyone who disagrees is "divisive." English Common Law was a battle against Canon Law. The pilgrims came to this country to escape Canon Law. The Catholic Church wishes to reestablish Canon Law." This information is From: "The Perth Declaration."
" Use of 'spiritual gifts" and tests given to discern gifts-- church decides, ultimately what a person's gifts are." [ A way to control what others are able to do, or not do. This information is from "Apostolic Model pg 183.'
Next is Use of 'spirit guides' as bright lights, and imaging in prayer and meditation. One must create one's own image of Christ. A Jesuit method of 'Spiritual Exercises' " This information is from Companions of the Inner Way Morton Kelly; pg. 130, 131, 133,
"When man kind is ready and has reached a higher conscience through prayer imaging than the Cosmic Christ will come" This information is from: "The Cosmic Christ by Matthew Fox."
This information is From: "History of the Reformation. The new rule for thinking must be for the congregation to come to think that black is white, best accomplished in a cell group setting' they say Teach to the common people and they use a 30 day program and they want you to "surrender your will to your leaders; It is stated here that People under mindless obedience make the the best persecutors. This information is From: "Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignaious of the Jesuits.
Values they want ministers to Stress:
They have stated in their meetings that the unity of Christians is a key desire for the new millennium, and as we reflect on our sins of omission these past years, the scandal of the disunity of Christianity must be acknowledged. These years of preparation can continue to enrich the work towards Christian unity that has been underway for a number of years. The years of preparation are an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of working and praying for Christian unity, including educating all to identify ways in which common actions can be undertaken together, e.g., social justice issues and issues arising from the common good of society (values in public education). As dioceses, parishes and protestant ministers develop initiatives they are instructed to consider involving representatives from the ecumenical and interfaith communities.
One way of fostering Christian unity is through ecumenical prayer. During the
years of preparation, we should be sensitive to other religious groups who do
not necessarily share the same focus and vision of the year 2000 as Catholics
or Christians. Identify opportunities to pray together, such as Thanksgiving
Day, Advent evening prayer, or prayer during the week of Christian Unity, and
prayer around various occasions for justice and peace. These services can praise
God for our common Christian faith. Thank God for the hope given through the
presence of the Holy Spirit, and allow time for an examination of conscience.
Use the "Our Father" as a common ecumenical prayer. Develop area coalitions of united churches to advocate for peace, justice, and the eradication of poverty. Twinning of parishes and dioceses may be effective for these common initiatives and others. Identify appropriate symbolic gestures on regional and local levels to celebrate unity and reconciliation, e.g., Christian Unity Week and March for Jesus. Identify practical gestures and actions that can help local Christian communities overcome concrete problems that remain.
In the year 2000, many held an ecumenical celebration that had a recommitment to Jesus Christ for the third millennium: a profession of common faith. Celebrate and learn about the faith heroes and heroines of our respective faiths. Identify specific public acts of "mutual" repentance for acts done in the name of our religious traditions and "sins of omission" within the local community. Celebrate an ecumenical Palm Sunday evening prayer service, apart from the Sunday eucharist, involving a pilgrimage from one church to another or to multiple churches. Good Friday stations of the cross are another opportunity for ecumenical prayer and worship.
Building Bridges, The Ecumenical Movement:
Stephen Strang, "A Time to Build Bridges," Charisma, March 1995, Internet article: Larry Spears, CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, "Reflections on Themes in Servant Leadership," 1996, Internet article: "One of the terrible ironies of human history has been that religion and spiritual beliefs have been at the root of many wars, discrimination against groups of people, and hatred between both individuals and nations. Over the past several thousand years of human existence a great many injustices have occurred because of the unwillingness of various peoples to embrace diversity of thought and beliefs. The ecumenical movement among religious denominations in
Building Bridges: The New Age Movement:
Bay Area Earth Day '98 Internet home page, "A Sense of Place: Bringing Earth Day Home," 1997: "With Earth Day 1998 approaching on April 22, this gathering was called to involve faith-based communities more fully in the celebration of Earth Day and participation in activities of the Bay Area Earth Day Coalition. It was agreed that the long range purpose was to create an organization that brings religious congregations and other faith-based communities into cooperation on Earth Day events and other environmental concerns year-round. The name chosen at the initial meeting was Sacred Place Connections. This new organization will seek to build bridges among environmental organizations and faith-based groups, congregations, councils of churches, ministerial associations, etc." Ed Decker, "The Gathering at Salem," Saints Alive in Jesus Ministry Newsletter, March-April 1999, Internet article:
Building Bridges: The Seventh-day Adventists:
Dennis Costella, "The One World Church Is Coming Together," Foundation Magazine, May June 1998, Internet article: "In the early 1980s, the WCC sponsored a dialogue project that was purported to be 'a major advance on the ecumenical journey.' The resulting 'Lima Text,' an agreed statement on 'Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry,' brought together theologians representing Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, Adventist and Pentecostal belief systems in order to find and articulate common ground." "Consider the prevailing attitudes and aspirations of the typical 'religious person' in the present. Does not conventional wisdom say Christians need to tear down all denominational walls and build bridges of unity among all 'Christians'? Is not this ecumenical shift heading toward Rome?" Greg McLaughlin, pastor, "Calvary Contender," April 1, 1997, Internet article:
The Man of Perdition:
Many Protestants do not know they are working with the Catholic Church, but if they would do some research into their Church history they would find that their church organization are members of other organizations like the World Council of Churches, or the World Confessional Families or The Christian World Communions. These organizations who are working towards total Church unity do not concern themselves with the doctrines of Churches unless they advocate the preaching against accepted tradition. The ecumenical movement is in full bloom as of this writing and it will not be long before the man of perdition will be revealed. The problem most Christians will have is that when he comes on the scene most of the world will love him and not realize who he is. He will teach peace and safety; he will seem to have all the answers to many of the problems in the world. He will bring people together in love and fellowship; and what could be wrong with that?
Although there are many scriptures in the bible stating that no man should handle the Word of God deceitfully, we find that mainstream Christianity, as a whole, has accepted a great deal of pagan customs and man's ideas of church government. Although these things are considered an apostasy, it still remains to be seen where it will lead many sincere people who have been deceived by these wayward men walking in craftiness, and we will see in the very near future an apostasy whose like has never been in the history of mankind. The Great Apostasy recorded by God's servants in the bible reveal the time of the end of the age before Jesus returns to claim His place over Satan. Let's take the time to go over some scriptures that describe this time so we can truly understand why we must beware.
There's a man the bible refers to as the "son of perdition" that is to come into power in these last days. To understand and take to heart what is happening to the churches today is very important to our salvation because the very term "perdition" means to be damned, or to lose eternal salvation. Remember, if a man leads others into perdition he must also go into perdition, so be very sure you know the truth when you tell people "God said" and then they go the way you lead them. Please make no mistake about it, people can be condemned by following, and if the follower can be condemned, how much more can the deceiver be condemned? The term "warning" is to keep one from going where they can be injured or killed, and the warnings in the word of God are there to avert us from eternal condemnation. We can read the warning of this son of perdition who is to come into power in II Th 2:1-12. "Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."
“Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in un-righteousness." The term "the falling away" means "Apostasy.” And notice this very important point, that the time setting is the time near the end. So the first event we need to be most aware of in the last days is this great deception, or (Great Apostasy) that is to come at the time near the end. The scripture states the reason people will become deceived is because they did not receive, or maintain a love for the truth. They considered the true doctrines of God as not important. That is what we see very prominent in the churches today!
Also notice, "He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. The "He" here is Jesus, and the day is very soon when He will step aside to let the man of perdition have full control. We can find the same statement in Dan 12:11. "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days." Many have made the mistake that this scripture is concerning animal sacrifices because it was written in the old Testament, however if one will think this through the truth is made clear. This prophecy is about the end of the age so therefore the covenant referred to in Daniel is the New Covenant and the daily sacrifice is Jesus who became our daily sacrifice which compares to II Thes. 2. We need to be sure we know, and love, the truth of God, because the very term "Apostasy" denotes that there's one truth and there's a departure from that truth and if we depart from it we may not receive salvation. Now please understand that Salvation is in God’s hands and all I’m saying is that Jesus’ statement of being deceived denoted condemnation. Why would Jesus and the apostles warn us about this great apostasy if one could not be lost by accepting it?
Satan is deceiving many today into a false salvation by changing the Word of
God into a deceptive counterfeit and bringing people into a new type of religion
of music and fun. Notice the many Mega-Churches taking over the smaller groups?
These Mega-Churches offer more appeal to the younger generation. The only way
he could do this using Jesus' Name and the "Christian Religion" is
to change the true gospel of Jesus to another gospel. To infiltrate the
If you would like to know more in great detail of the purpose of the Jesuits
in these last days I would strongly recommend you read the book "The Jesuits"
by Malachi Martin. Malachi Martin is an expert on the Catholic Church, and
former Jesuit and professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.
This book is not just based on his opinion and as the Wall street Journal wrote,
"it's well documented, and historically rooted." Many organizations
are influenced by the ecumenical movement, or are of the movement itself. The
National Council of Churches, in the
Many people will become convinced that no matter what one believes or how they worship God it will be good and acceptable and as you will read on into this article they state, One must create one's own image of Christ. They will be convienced that they are pleasing God because all seems well and many are at peace. They have gone a step farther by deciding to leave many of the Churches' doctrines in place as long as they are accepted by the main Church council. This way many people will not detect changes, or ideas, towards the true goal. That goal being to make changes in all Churches that will work towards total unity of all religions. The teaching that "all religions are good", and to reject one's religion only causes hurt feelings and conflict among nations is becoming universal. They believe that people are beyond reading and studying the Bible, therefore they teach with short sermons that make people feel good, as well as with banners, music, and many types of games. They want you to accept this because they do not want you to truly understand the teachings of the Bible. A day is coming when many people will believe what they have been taught in church as correct not knowing those "at the top" have changed the true Bibles with their new versions. (See Excerpt of the Credibility of the Bible)
Where is all this leading the world?
The world is being lead into the what is called the New World Order and it is not just a few men stating this but many who you would never think would be on the same side such as George Soros who talks about "The creation of a New World Order", He discusses the need for a "managed decline" of the U.S. dollar and he talks at length of the global need for a true world currency. These are powerful men and the fact that they pit themselves against each other in public but are working on the same thing which is World dominance is very telling.
What does this term mean?
The New World Order is a term that describes a new reorganization of the nations of the world into a One-World Government, Military, Economy, and Religion. The Economy will be a Global, and possibly a cashless economy. The Religion of the world will be a synthesis of all major world religions which is coming about under what is called the ecumenical movement.
"To achieve One World Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, their loyalty to family traditions and national identification." -- Brock Chisholm, (now-former) director of UN World Health Organisation
The international community should support a system of laws to regularize international relations and maintain the peace in the same manner that law governs national order." -- Pope John Paul II
"Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind." --Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
"A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when it disapproves of their activities." - Kofi Annan, U.N. Secretary General
When the World Shall Be As One:
Virtually every major name in banking from Rockefeller to Rothschild to Robert McNamara (president of The World Bank) has spoken of the reality of an interlocking global economy - that what happens on Wall Street one minute is felt in London or Tokyo the next, that the complex jigsaw puzzle of world economy is moving into an oscillating ball that will eventually unify nations and currencies in the global marketplace, and that the economic forces of the earth are moving relentlessly toward a unified world system." (Tal Brooke, When The World Will Be As One, pg. 11.) (Editor's note: "There is a economic call for globalism and I must say here that even the ones involved very well may not understand themselves that they are creating a beast.)
Financial Control of the World:
Today, the power of a certain group of bankers is colossal according to Harvard and Princeton professor emeritus, Carroll Quigley, who confessed to being an insider and confidant of this elite group. He said of this group: " This network which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists or any other group, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments." ...Quigley summarized the insider's grand plan: "Their aim is nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. The system was to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences." ~(Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1966), pg. 950.)
Pope Pushes NWO:
On January 1st, Pope John Paul II celebrated morning Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica to mark the World Day of Peace and the [pagan] new year. His sermon was dedicated to "the solemnity of the Mother of God" and called for a "new international order". He reiterated his encyclical (a letter addressed by the pope to all the bishops of the church.) published earlier this month marking the Catholic-originated World Day of Peace in which he called for a reform of the United Nations and international law to combat terrorism. He claimed that to get peace everybody must gain a new "respect for international law" and embrace the creation of a "new world order" based on the goals, experience, and results of the United Nations. He called for such an international "order that will be capable of giving solutions that are appropriate to the problems of today, based on the dignity of the human person, the integral development of society, solidarity between rich and poor countries, and the capacity to share the resources and extraordinary results of scientific and technological progress."
Church of the NWO:
From "WCC Media" Date Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:34:56
World Council of Churches - News Release:
The World Council of Churches Assembly programme guidelines committee has established four main areas of engagement for the life and work of the organization until the next Assembly: unity, spirituality and mission; ecumenical formation; global justice; and public voice and prophetic witness to the world. Delegates at the 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil, affirmed these four areas on Thursday 23 Feb. The report challenges the WCC to be "a strong, credible ethical voice" in the world. It underlines the importance of communications to member churches and to the broader world, doing so "in a timely and imaginative way". It also emphasizes the need for inter-religious cooperation and dialogue and called for attentiveness to "situations of deep crisis", including northern Uganda - an area raised by former United Nations under-secretary general Olara Otunnu in a passionate address earlier in the Assembly. "Continuing ecumenical formation for all" is a key need, the report says, and churches at all levels need to be a part of that process. It also notes the Assembly's "urgent call" for transformative justice in a variety of areas - particularly HIV/AIDS."
How can anyone truly bring an argument; or any understandable opposition against such an agenda? To do so will make one appear just like those that do not want peace in the world! Even when we state that salvation can only come through Jesus the Messiah, they argue that we all worship the same God; just in different ways. The scriptures warn... "These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. "They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. "And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me."
To remain true to Jesus and the teachings of the Gospel message we will truly become outcast and will one day as scripture states have to make a choice,..."He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Rev 13:16-17
When Pope John Paul II was alive he acknowledged this agenda as a "promising sign of this progress on our path to full and visible unity" the "establishment of a new dialogue group between Lutherans and Catholics in Finland and Sweden." John Paul II told them, "It is my hope that Lutherans and Catholics will increasingly practice a spirituality of communion." Speaking of the "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity;" Cardinal Walter Kasper, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said on Vatican Radio. "The ecumenical way advances." (See study at the end of this page.)
20 February 2006
Leading theologians have addressed the World Council of Churches 9th Assembly on the theme of church unity. Scholars from the Protestant, Oriental Orthodox and Catholic traditions offered reflective comments on the document "Called To Be the One Church" in a session entitled "Church Unity Claiming a Common Future". The wording in this document ( "Church Unity – Claiming a Common Future" ) Is moving all churches under the name "Christian" towards fuller unity with the WCC which is controlled by the Catholic Church. Some of the wording such as "The document, prepared by the Faith and Order commission, is "An invitation to the Churches to Renew Their Commitment to the Search for Unity and to deepen their Dialogue"
Also the last statements in this article is what the Catholic Church wants all Churches to accept because to do so means they have truly completed their agenda. To convert through deception for all Christians to turn from the true Son of God and worship the pagan Sun god! The term "Eucharist" will replace the term 'communion' and will further bring all under Catholic worship. They teach ministers in churches (not yet doing so) to have the people come to the altar in order to get them acquainted with the process. They then will slowly change their minds from the broken bread (Representing the broken body of Christ) to a wafer (Representing the Sun god).
Quote: "Dr Margot Kässmann of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany spoke of the "impatience" with ecumenism she perceived, saying, "If we cannot recognize each other as churches in the full sense of the word, it is very difficult for us to call the peoples of the world to more unity."
She called for the Roman Catholic Church to allow ecumenical worship together, and for a revision of guidelines on inter-confessional marriages to allow couples to partake of the eucharist together. Such marriages "should not be seen as dividing but as uniting," she said."
Any organization that's encouraging universalism of government, economics, military, or religion are involved in the formation of the coming Beast power. Those at the top want to remove God and sit on His throne because they are under the sway of Satan the devil. Brethren, the way we can tell if we are fellowshipping with the true people of God, is to look at how close any fellowship group is to the Beast systems teachings! The doctrinal gap between the true Church and the false Church is getting wider and will get even wider as time goes on. It will not make a difference what Church a person belongs to now or what their beliefs are, because in the very near future we all will either, have to change to the ONLY truth that comes from God the Father alone or we will have to take the side of those who are leading many people into this coming One World Religious System. It will become very clear who the true people of God are before the Christ returns. Those who love the truth will have to give up this world and it's universal religion for the true Christ.
As we have seen in this paper and will continue to witness, there is a great movement in the world to bring all churches (Not just Christian) under the control of the great Catholic Church and if you fail to understand its importance you very well could find yourself among the ones described as condemned in the book of Revelation because you accepted the mark of the beast. This coming world Church worships pagan gods and no true Christian should ever consider being a part of her in any way for any reason. "And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name." Rev 14:11.
As we have found there are many ways they are working to bring churches together and the main theme will be to appeal to your love for others and for Justice as we read above. There's nothing wrong with loving others, and Jesus wants us to love others and be just. The plan of God and the gospel Jesus brought is the love of God in action. Jesus laid down His life out of His great love for all mankind, and we know that there is no greater love than that. Love is the greatest gift of the Holy Spirit and the fruits of the Holy Spirit are in fact the laws of true love that can come from God the Holy Father alone.
The question is should we tolerate sin such as same sex marriages and Idolatry for the sake of love? We know Jesus is the greatest example we can use in what ever we do and believe so let's take a look at what He did when even Jewish religious leaders taught and practiced their own form of worship instead of keeping the true teachings of God. As you read these words of Jesus Himself, remember, He has more love than anyone and He understands true love.
Matt 23:13-33 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.'
Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.' Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt. Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? (New King James throughout)
Most of you have heard this term many times since the first Presidents Bush proclaimed it. He stated "The world can therefore seize the opportunity [Persian Gulf crisis] to fulfill the long-held promise of a "New World Order" where diverse nations are drawn together in a common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind." -- George Herbert Walker Bush: (Click on the Video to hear it for yourself) I must add that this is not a fake video as I personally heard this when he stated it for the first time in 1991 and I knew then they could not be stopped because they came out in public with such a bold statement.
New World Order "Video"
I have also tried to warn the church that the RNC is now putting this off on the DNC.
This tells me that they are both involved.
We think we have a two party system but it has not been so for many years.
( Update as of September 2012) It is very interesting that the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu stated in his speech at the U. N. September 28 2012 that the three religions need to come together in peace and He named them as The Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions. It is also interesting that the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad mentioned the term “New World Order" in his speech at the 2012 U.N. General Assembly saying the New World Order needed to emerge and then get away from years of what he called American bullying and domination. (Published September 26, 2012 by Associated Press)
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