Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Billy Graham's Push for Ecumenism

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When so many churches are pushing for ecumenism, why is there a handful that resist?

1. It is the goal of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches to unify all Christian churches. Both have Socialist ties, and have been funded by Rockefeller money.

2. Are those we are joining with truly Christians in the biblical sense of the word? When you consider that Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses all recognize Jesus, yet they deny what the Bible declares concerning Christ’s nature and work, we are joining with unbelievers. Liberal Christians reject several essential biblical truths, such as: the inspiration and authority of the Bible, Jesus as the only Savior of the entire world, and salvation as God’s free gift to those who believe apart from good works. Not to mention gay marriage and clergy.

Biblical Christianity and Roman Catholicism are two different religions that practice and believe different things about how one is saved, the authority of the Bible, the priesthood of believers, the nature of man, the work of Christ on the cross, their view of Mary... The list of irreconcilable differences between what the Bible says and what the Roman Catholic Church says makes any joint mission between the two absolutely impossible. Any Catholic who is serious about his faith will deny what a serious evangelical Christian believes and vice-versa.

3. If our churches ecumenically join together in pursuit of social and political goals, how are we striving for the Great Commission? The ultimate goal of our actions should be the salvation of lost sinners, which we once were.

The plan to join us in ecumenical unity is an evil one. Using 90% truth is still a lie. We've been warned in Scripture to stay separate from those who follow a lie. It will be a sad day when they finally unite. 

Used as reference

 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Eph. 5:11

"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Galatians 1:6-9