The Ecumenical Movement is a Danger to the New Testament Church…
Many people, especially new converts to Christianity, are naive concerning the evils of ecumenism. This is a dangerous enemy of the New Testament Church. In fact, ecumenism is at the heart of the Devil’s plan for a New World Order . . .
Ecumenism: The doctrine of the ecumenical movement promoting cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations; aimed at universal Christian unity.
An understanding of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11 is beneficial as a starting point. At the tower and city of Babel in the Bible, men united together in rebellion against God. God stopped their work and segregated mankind across the face of the earth as a safety measure, that they might seek the Lord (Acts 17:26-27). Humanity had already corrupted itself once, causing God to flood the earth and destroy them. Now men were heading for the same fate, but God saw proper to stop them in their tracks at Babel. Notice that they were also building a city and not just a tower (Genesis 11:8).
Satan has been trying to finish what God stopped at the tower and city of Babel ever since, i.e., uniting humanity in rebellion against God, aka, a New World Order (THE BEAST SYSTEM of the coming ANTICHRIST!). This is what the detached capstone on the Masonic pyramid means.
Unfortunately, mankind is prone to sin, anger, and rebellion. Today, mankind (under Satan’s inspiration, Ephesians 2:2) is once again seeking to create a one-world system (Babylon rebuilt). This is the New World Order, which will consist of a one-world currency, a one-world political system (confederation of nations), and a one-world religious system (the ecumenical movement). This is all preparation by the Illuminati for the appearing of the Antichrist. The stage is being set. The beast system is already well into development. Of course, the church will be removed from the world before the Antichrist appears (II Thessalonians 2:1-9). If you take the King James Bible at face value, you can only conclude a Pretribulation Rapture, and a Premillennial Tribulation.
Satan’s purpose is to achieve a One-World Religion, and ultimately lead all their followers to worship the man of sin, the Antichrist. This is why Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baha’i Faith, Christian Scientists, Islam, Scientologists, Seventh-Day Adventists, Charismatics, Catholics and nearly all mainstream religions have an unmistakable occult connection.
The philosophy and agenda are innocent sounding enough, and no doubt are promoted by many sincere people; HOWEVER, ecumenism is one of Satan’s primary tactics to infiltrate the New Testament Church, corrupting souls and leading them astray from the Word of God. Ecumenism is of the Devil, and I will explain to you clearly why.
The Bible teaches that it’s better to be divided by truth, than to be united by error. II Corinthians 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” Bible-believing Christians are commanded not to form unequal yokes with unbelievers (i.e., the unsaved). This means that a New Testament Church ought not yoke together in any capacity with Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Catholics, Lutherans, Charismatics, Lordship Salvationists or other deadly cults that damn men’s souls to Hell forever. Whether it be the heresy of Baptismal Salvation, Works Salvation, Sacramental Salvation or Lordship Salvation; these are all perversions of the simplicity that is in Christ (II Corinthians 11:3-4). Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23) that you simply receive by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (John 1:14; 20:31).
The Bible uses the simplest of terms in II Corinthians 6:14… “light” verses “darkness,” and “righteousness” verses “unrighteousness.” There is no common denominator. There is no unity. This is exactly what God is saying to us. James 4:4 tells us that friendship with the world makes a person God’s enemy. It is a shame that professed Christians are forming ties with the enemies of God. Those religious teachers who pervert the simplicity of the Gospel and corrupt the Doctrine of Christ are the children of darkness. We ought not hobnob and rub shoulders with them in ecumenical apostasy and sinful compromise. This is why it is evil to support, promote or yoke together with any religion that perverts the Gospel or corrupts the Doctrine of Christ. Thus, Biblical Christians ought not fellowship with heathen Catholics. What fellowship hath light with darkness?
“You are not going to be what you decide to be; you are going to be
what you decide to be around.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
Ecumenicals Preach Love and Unity; But Totally Disregard Truth
Billy Graham is the most infamous figure in the apostate Ecumenical Movement, sinfully uniting unbelieving Catholics together with confused and compromised Protestants. The goal of Satan’s Ecumenical agenda is to diminish, water-down and corrupt Biblical Christianity.
Ecumenicals speak about love, unity and fellowship; but in reality they are promoting sinful compromise with God’s enemies. The Bible says Jesus came to turn family members against each other (Luke 12:53). What does this mean? It means that people will give you up, even your own family will abandon you sometimes, when you stand for the truth of God’s Word. This is why the Bible says in II Timothy 3:12 that those who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. If you carry a Bible, the world will give you up.
Ecumenicals blame radically-minded, bigoted, Bible-believing Christians for all the evil in the world. They talk about how we should all get along with each other, and set aside our religious differences. They continually teach that love is what the world needs. This all sounds fine and dandy, but when you strip away the outer facade of sheep’s skin, you’ll find sinful compromise and a total disregard for Biblical truth. In the mind of the Ecumenical, nothing matters except love and unity. Hence, they will never criticize anyone’s beliefs, no matter how unbiblical they may be. In fact, they would follow the Antichrist if he rose to power tomorrow. That is exactly what Satan’s plan is for the Ecumenical Movement, i.e., to lead all the religious denominations into a One-World religion that worships the Beast.
Ecumenicals errantly accuse Bible-believing Christians of being ignorant, intolerant and hateful. Ecumenicals consider anyone who is adamant in their Biblical faith as blinded to the truth; but it is they, the fools that they are, who are woefully lacking of spiritual sense and faith in God. They are unsaved rebels, pulling on the same rope as the Devil, criticizing God’s children. Followers of the Ecumenical Movement span a broad spectrum of varied walks of life. Nearly all musicians, singers, entertainers and celebrities are extremely ecumenical, including professed Christians. None of them have the courage to dare say that Christianity is the ONLY true path to Heaven. To do so would seriously jeopardize their careers. John 12:43 says they choose the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Ecumenicalists are deceivers, hypocrites and liars, who reject the Bible as the Final Authority. They speak of love and unity; but they are some of the most closed-minded people in the world, condemning anyone who is dogmatic in their beliefs. Ecumenism is the religion of the New World Order, where anyone is allowed to believe anything except Biblical Christianity. They say that we should all be tolerant of other faiths and beliefs; but they are extremely intolerant themselves of Biblical Christianity. They are hypocrites!
UNITY AND TRUTH
When the cause is unity, then there is compromise.
When the cause is truth, then there is unity.
Unity is not a tenant of our faith. It is not man generated. It is Spirit generated. You cannot contend for the unity. You contend for the faith. Contending for the faith creates unity. A football team does not create victory by committing to unity. It creates unity by committing to victory. Even though every soldier was unique, during WWII the soldiers created unity by fighting a costly battle for a worthy cause, not by fighting for unity. Those who fight for unity have no greater cause. Those who fight for a greater cause find a genuine unity. Unity is not a gathering of agreement. If we gather to agree, we will accentuate our disagreements. If we fight arm in arm, we will have a spirit of unity in the midst of our disagreements. Beware of those who cry for unity, for their cause is that you agree with them, not that you fight for truth.
Why Ecumenism Exists
The Bible says that Jesus spake openly to the world (John 18:20). Jesus had nothing to hide. Proverb 1:20 says that wisdom crieth in the streets. There is no shame nor reason to hide the truth. In sharp contrast, Satan is a filthy liar (John 8:44). The Devil disguises himself in sheep’s clothing, to hide his true identify as an evil being (Matthew 7:15). The Devil pretends to be an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:15). The Bible also teaches that Satan’s unrighteous ministers are transformed into ministers of righteousness (II Corinthians 11:13-14). Satan deceives his victims.
This is why Ecumenicalism exists, to deceive humanity. Ecumenism refuses to identify any minister as being unrighteous. In the Ecumenical Movement, every religion is considered legitimate. No one is allowed to criticize anyone else’s religion. It is rare for Hollywood celebrities to criticize anyone else’s religion. When they do, they are scorned and ridiculed by the newsmedia; unless of course they speak evil of Christianity, then it’s acceptable.
Listen to the blasphemous words of heretic, Pope Benedict XVI, who teaches that people with no Biblical faith can be saved…
Nonbelievers Too Can Be Saved, Says Pope Benedict XVI
Refers to St. Augustine’s Commentary on Psalm 136(137)
VATICAN CITY, NOV. 30, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Whoever seeks peace and the good of the community with a pure conscience, and keeps alive the desire for the transcendent, will be saved even if he lacks biblical faith, says Benedict XVI.
The Pope made this affirmation today at the general audience, commenting on a meditation written by St. Augustine (354-430).
SOURCE: Pope Benedict XVI’s general audience, Nov. 30, 2005
Blasphemy! Jesus said that a man MUST be born-again in order to enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:1-5). Acts 4:10-12 teaches that there is NO OTHER way to be saved than through faith in the name of Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:26 teaches that we are God’s children by faith in Jesus Christ! The Pope is a liar and an antichrist!
Yet TobyMac praises the Pope and the Catholic Church, without saying even one negative word of warning, or telling Catholics that they cannot get to Heaven that way. It means that either Toby McKeehan is not saved himself; or else he is a big time sellout who is hiding his candle under a bushel. Jesus is ashamed to know TobyMac, because TobyMac won’t tell his fans the truth about the Catholic Church (Matthew 10:33).
Over one Billion people follow the Catholic religion! Pope Benedict XVI says you don’t even need faith if you’re a good person; but Jesus said, Ye must be born again! (John 3:5). TobyMac has influence over several million fans, and yet not a word of warning is ever given to anyone about Catholicism. You just read for yourself that Pope Benedict XVI teaches a false gospel. TobyMac instead praise the Catholic Church, saying it was an “honor” to meet the man of sin himself, Pope John Paul II.
There’s nothing “cool” (as TobyMac says) about false religion that blinds the masses, and leads men’s souls into Hell fire forever. Luke 11:44, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.” Jesus likened the self-righteous religious leaders of His day to open graves that unsuspecting people fall into. It’s no different today! Jesus plainly teaches in Mark 7:9 that it is a sin to keep manmade TRADITIONS instead of obeying the Commandments of God. Catholic traditions are of the Devil.
Ecumenicalism refuses to recognize any minister as being of the Devil. Ecumenism tolerates the wicked Catholic religion, which is straight out of the pits of Hell. Someone needs to speak the truth of God’s Word. Satan is a liar, and his ministers in Catholicism are liars, and anyone who teaches a path to Heaven without Jesus Christ is a liar.
Liars, liars, liars… the world is filled with liars! Let God be true, but every man a liar (Romans 3:4). The Ecumenical Movement exists because the Devil is a liar. The Pope is a liar! Muhammad is a liar! Confucius is a liar! Gandhi is a liar! Allah is a liar! The Koran is a liar! The Talmud is a liar! Judaism is a liar! Mormonism is a liar! Seventh-Day Adventism is a liar! Lutheranism is a liar! Catholicism is a liar! Women preachers are liars! The Devil has no truth in him, when he speaks, he is a liar!
People who don’t care are attracted to the Ecumenical Movement, which demands no loyalty to any one belief or person; whereas Biblical Christianity demands strict loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ. Since Satan is a liar whose purpose is to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10); he must mislead people with false religions. The Ecumenical Movement attempt to legitimize false religions. But Biblical Christianity shines the Light of God’s Word upon the darkness and exposes Satan’s true agenda. Ecumenism is a lie of the Devil, which stinks with the stench of rotting religion and self-righteous spiritual corpses.
The Ecumenical Movement is nothing more than Satan trying to legitimize all false religions. Whereas the Bible proclaims the Doctrine of Christ (2nd John 1:9); Ecumenism indoctrinates people with manmade traditions and worldly philosophies that are falsehoods and lies of Satan. Phooey on religion! The Bible does not teach religion; it teaches THE TRUTH!
The Doctrine of Christ is What Matters!
The Doctrine of Christ is not open to interpretation. What is the Doctrine of Christ? II John 1:9, “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, hath not God. He that abideth in the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, he hath both the Father and the Son.” The Doctrine of Christ is everything that the Bible teaches concerning our precious Lord and Savior; including, but not limited to, His virgin birth, deity, Godhead, sinless life, death, burial, bodily resurrection, bodily ascension into Heaven, and literal blood sacrifice.
To understand why ecumenism is so evil, you need to understand that Satan is behind most religions today. The Bible plainly tells us that Satan is a habitual liar (John 8:44). Satan transforms (or disguises) himself as an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:15). Satan masquerades as someone sent from God, as a wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15). Satan came to Eve, desiring to destroy her life, and he did, by planting seeds of doubt in her mind concerning God’s Word. Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Ecumenism is the doctrine of the Ecumenical Movement, which is an effort to unite all religions into one, leading them to all WORSHIP the Antichrist. This truth is clearly evidenced by the Masonic pyramid displayed in all mainstream religions today. Satan’s hands have been tirelessly at work corrupting the world.
Martin Luther is one of the biggest frauds in church history, who taught Baptismal Salvation, and Sacramental Salvation and Mary Worship until his death in 1546. It is tragic that so many unscholarly ministers and Christian authors today disregard the truth concerning Luther to satisfy their peers; It’s the same shameful scholars and unfaithful witnesses who support modern corrupt Bible versions and heretics within the church (like John MacArthur who denies the saving power of Jesus’ literal blood). God help us!
Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, religions destroy spirituality, and Bible publishers destroy God’s Word.
Conclusion of the Matter
Those people today who go around preaching “unity” are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. God wants us to divide over truth; instead of uniting by error. The truth always rallies men to revival or riot. II Corinthians 6:14-17 teaches that there can be no unity, nor should there be, between light and darkness, nor between good and evil. Satan is a literal person, a spiritual being, who is the father of all liars. Satan is the founder of all modern mainstream religions.
Jesus never founded a religion. Churches were never meant to be religious gathering places. When you get saved, you are born into the family of God. A local church is the assembling of God’s children for the work of the Lord. This is a time when family members, God’s family, meet together for fellowship, preaching, edifying, soul-winning and the work of the Lord.
Beware of where the vehicle of the Ecumenical Movement is taking people, i.e., to a Luciferian one-world religion. As this deformed child grows, it will become a monstrosity. Already, we are hearing much today about “feelings and experiences” in Contemporary Christian Music [CCM] and watered-down sermonettes. Being born-again is not a feeling, nor an experience; but a miracle of God (John 1:12, King James Bible) in response to childlike faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, for the forgiveness of one’s sins (John 20:31; John 3:16).