Ecumenism: The unity needed in Religion to usher the NWO!!!
Wikipedia Definition:Ecumenism or oecumenism now mainly refers to initiatives aimed at greater religious unity or cooperation. In its broadest sense, this unity or cooperation may refer to a worldwide religious unity; by the advocation of a greater sense of shared spirituality across the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Most commonly, however, ecumenism is used in a more narrow meaning; referring to a greater cooperation among different religious denominations of a single one of these faiths. The word is derived from Greek οἰκουμένη (oikoumene), which means “the inhabited world”, and was historically used with specific reference to the Roman Empire. Today, the word is used predominantly by and with reference to Christian denominations and Christian Churches separated by doctrine, history, and practice. Within this particular context, the term ecumenism refers to the idea of a Christian unity in the literal meaning: that there should be a single Christian Church.
People of God does that not sound like the very prophecy that God gave us about a One World Government, One World Religion under One Leader? This unity is needed if ONE man is going to control everything. We are treading very dangerous waters when we say that we all have a common purpose when speaking of Catholics, Hindu’s, Jehovah’s Witnesses,Muslims and Christians. We DO NOT have a common purpose! These are very different religions all together! We are NOT brothers and sisters in Christ! Christians need to wake up and stop sleeping on the tracks! You are just going along with what your pastors/teachers are feeding you! Open you bible and may the Lord Jesus open your eyes for what He is about to reveal. Godspeed!!!
A woman once wrote to John MacArthur and she said she thought Christianity was fine but frankly she was in to Zen. And she liked to listen to Christian radio, she says, because quote: “The music soothed…smoothed out her karma.” But she said MacArthur interrupted that karma because He was too narrow minded and too minded toward other religions. So she wrote to encourage MacArthur to be more broad minded. And she said, here’s a quote, “God doesn’t care what you believe as long as you believe. God doesn’t care what you believe, she says, as long as you’re sincere.” She went on to say, “All religions…all religions lead ultimately to the same reality, it doesn’t matter which road you take.”That’s pretty reflective of our generation, isn’t it? That’s a popular and pervasive lie that it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe something and as long as you’re sincere because everybody’s going to get to the same end any way. That’s not what Matthew 7 records that Jesus said, He said, “The gate is wide and the way is broad,” that’s the religious road that most people are on, “and it leads to destruction.” And in Proverbs 14:12 it says, “There is a way which seems right to a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death.”
Now I understand it’s political correct to have this kind of lattitude. I understand it’s political correct to not say your religion is right, and your faith is right and you believe right and everybody else is wrong. That doesn’t fly today, does it, in a post-modern world disinterested in truth?!!! The great goal of post-modernism is that everybody is accepted no matter what it is that they believe and they certainly have a right to believe that. And who are you to come along and say you have the truth? We all know there is no such thing as real truth, it’s only a matter of preference, whatever makes you feel better is fine for you to believe. But don’t tell me it’s the truth and everything other than that is error. That’s not popular. Now that kind of indiscriminate view of truth, or a view of non-truth is so pervasive that it is literally infecting evangelicalism and people are now saying that there are folks, as I said earlier, and all over the world and tucked off into little corners who never will know the truth and God will take them to heaven any way.
Ecumenical Jihad, The Book…
Jihad is a holy war and the writer of the book, Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist. He is saying that if we’re going to win the holy war which is the war for the culture, if we’re ever going to get the world to be more moral and get the world to be behaving itself better and end the wars and the crime and all the rest and get a moral world, we’ve got to fight that holy war together so we have to get ecumenical, in essence we all have to get together. We can’t do it alone. So he says in the book, we have to recognize that we’re really all God’s children, we’re all going to…down the same road to the same heaven. And he writes the book in a very clever way. It opens up with him surfing in California, I guess, and he gets turned over by a wave and he hits bottom and has an out-of-body experience. He goes to heaven. And when he goes to heaven he’s amazed to find out when he arrives in heaven he sees Buddha, in whom anybody would recognize, I suppose, he’s a rather unique looking character. No doubt he didn’t have too long to discover who this was and he meets Buddha and he says, “What in the world are you doing in heaven?” I mean, Buddhism is not Christianity. What are you doing? He says, “Well, you know, I was in to contemplation, I was into peace and I was into tranquility and what I didn’t know about Jesus God sorted out when I arrived.” And then he went a little further and he ran into Mohammed and he said, “What are you doing here? You just believe Jesus is another one of the prophets like Mohammed. What are you doing here, how did you get here?” And he said, “Well, we were into morality.” In fact, Kreeft says in his book that Muslims are better Christians than Christians because they don’t fornicate, adulterate, commit homosexuality and other things…it’s against their standards so they tend to do it less than people who claim to be Christians do and so they’re actually better Christians than Christians. And Mohammed says…What I didn’t know about Jesus, God straightened out when I arrived. And he goes a little further and he comes across some Jews who didn’t believe in Jesus either but they were worshiping the true God, the God of the Old Testament and that was good enough for God because they were worshiping Him, the true God. And what they didn’t know about Jesus they found out when they arrived in heaven. And then he ran into a group of atheists. And the atheists were searching for truth, and since God is truth they were really searching for God and that was good enough for God. So they were there, too. And Peter Kreeft’s point is that look, when we get to heaven we’re going to find each other there anyway, why are we fighting down here? Let’s all get together and win this war.
Well, toward the end of the book, I’m going through it rather rapidly, he says, “Now we need a general, we need a great leader to lead us if we’re going to fight this war…getting all the Muslims, and all the Buddhists, and all the Jews, and all the atheists, and everybody else together. And there were others as well. And we’re going to all get together, we have to have a leader.” He says, “There’s one great leader, the great winner of unwinnable wars.” He calls him, “The Pope, and he’ll be our leader and we have to have an internal power and so we all have to devout ourselves to Mary. Mary is the great spiritual power, the great spiritual source. So we’ll all get together, we’ll all worship Mary, we’ll have the Pope as our leader. We’ll all embrace and we’ll win the jihad.”
And you say, “Well, that’s pretty bizarre stuff?” Well what is even more amazing is on the back is an endorsement and the endorsement is by Chuck Colson and this is what it says, on the back of the book. “Peter Kreeft,” the writer, “is one of the premier apologists in America today, one of our most valiant, intellectual warriors,” end quote.
Peter Kreeft is a deceiver and a liar. He’s not one of our most or premier apologist. What blasphemy! And even more shocking was a quote from J.I. Packer who talks about the book and then asks at the end of his little blurb, “What if he is right?”
Are we asking that question? Is he right? Is everybody going to heaven no matter what they believe? Is there something wrong with this picture people???? If the spirit of God dwells in you, you are saying right about now…what in the world is this man teaching??? Let me answer that for you friend…one world religion based on the “POPE” ummm that would be catholicism and the worship of Mary. He is teaching there is No TRUTH in the word of God therefore our main concern is that we ALL come together and just have a modern utopia on earth. He is saying as I have heard MANY catholics imply that the mean justifies the end. Is this what the Bible teaches??? Do you honestly believe Jesus would go against HIS HOLY Word to make YOU happy by creating a “better place on earth”, did he not say…you will be persecuted, face opposition and even death? Are you kidding me? We just managed to save the whole universe without the the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross and without leaving the room. How amazing! Now that is one big miracle!!! 🙂
John MacArthur on ecumenism
“We are one body…one body. Not at the expense of truth and not at the expense of iniquity, we
do not unite around confusion, we unite around the truth. It is a unity built on truth. It is the unity
of the faith…the unity of the faith, as well as the unity of the Spirit. It is that unity which belongs
to us because we possess the same life of God…the same living Christ…the same Spirit ofChrist, as Paul identifies Him in Romans 8.It is the unity of a common understanding of
Scripture and the Word of God.
There is a drive today in evangelicalism…and what a bland term that has become. But there is
a drive in evangelicalism for an ecumenism that ignores sound doctrine, that overlooks error
and accepts even what we would deem as heresy. There is a kind of evangelical ecumenism
that says we’re all one and we need to enjoy one another without regard for any of our doctrinal
differences. That is a false and unbiblical and displeasing unity, if indeed it is unity at all in the
sense that it dishonors and displeases the Lord.
There is another kind of striving for unity that wants to disregard iniquity and embrace
everybody no matter whether they are walking in obedience to the Word of God or not,
overlooking their sin and their iniquity.
But quite the contrary. The Scripture says if there is someone in your midst, according to Titus
chapter 3, teaching error, if there is a heretic there, admonish him once, admonish him twice
and then put him out. He’s forfeited a right to lay any claim to acceptance within that unity. And
if there is a brother or sister in iniquity, you go to him or her and you go through a process
calling them to repentance. And if they do not repent, you put them out. And the Apostle Paul
reminds the Thessalonians of what that’s like. He says this in 2 Thessalonians 3:6, “We
command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you stay apart, or keep aloof,
from every brother who leads an unruly life, not according to the tradition which you’ve received
from us.” That tradition not being some rabbinic tradition, but that tradition established by the
revelation from God.
If you have someone in your church who is teaching error, you cannot have unity with that
individual. If you have someone who is leading an unruly or sinful life, you cannot have
fellowship with that individual. So what we’re talking about here is the pursuit of the true unity of
the Spirit that belongs to those who surround the truth and affirm it and who live godly lives.”
As believers In Christ we are set apart, we Can NOT stand with hindus, muslims, catholics, jehova’s witness and call our selves brothers and sisters in Christ. That is NOT what God says over and over throughout the Bible. I’m amazed of how many people are falling into deception because they do not study the Bible and this movement sounds great and promises to win Jihad thus fixes all the problems we have in the world today. Destruction IS going to come, you can not stop it, why? Because it is in the prophetic book of Revelation in the Bible. God is not a liar and does not change his mind. Everything that is happening right now has been foretold. People are being deceived and are scared and even threatened or intimidated at times by their own churches to keep silent for the sake of unity, not to sound politically incorrect or offend anyone with TRUTH…the very churches that you would not dare question any teaching in fear of retribution and even “punishment” or as they may call it “restoration”…let me restore you sister or brother because you have fallen! LOL . I’m sorry but my God is not a fluffy wuffy, cuddly bear, let’s all sit around the fire love one another and sing Kumbaya! I serve a HOLY HOLY HOLY God! God is will not compromise his HOLY word to make you feel all warm and fluffy inside and neither WILL I! I would be deceiving people if I candy coated my messages. I refuse to be a vessel of satan to spread deception, so if you take offense to what I write look in the bible and check ALL the scriptures when Jesus dealt with fasle teachers about false teaching… Did he say..”ohhh you have such good intents, but you know this is not quite right”??? NOOOOOO!
He saidMatthew 12:34 “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.”
If we are to be more like Jesus everyday until’ we meet him face to face we are to expose false teachings and bring light into what is very dark! 2 Cor 10:5-6 “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.”
It is as simple as this, if you are not ready to lay your very life down you CAN NOT be his disciple!
Luke 14:26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.” He is not saying that He requires that of every believer…He may or may not. The truth is that if you are not willing to lose everything you have to follow Christ, you CAN NOT be his disciple. If you wont speak truth because of fear or concern that you wont be liked, then follow the example of our Savior…was he received well when He spoke truth against the religious leaders of His time? NO what did he get? Crucifixion! Why? Truth offends! He didn’t come to make you happy or healthy or wealthy! He came to save YOU and if he did NOTHING else HE has done more than we deserved!
John 14:15 “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.”
Ecumenism embodies the very spirit of the Anti-Christ! We need to start opening our eyes and following the Word not to be tossed to and fro with everything around us. Our anchor must hold within the Veil. There is ONLY ONE way to heaven and that is through the Death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” You really think he would have lied and said there is ONLY one way to the father if there are many ways? If you do you just called Jesus, God a liar and therefore the whole Bible is a heresy. And that is in itself the spirit of the Anti-Christ!