The Implications Of Ecumenism For The Believer
The Ecumenical Agenda is operating in full swing in much of what labels itself as Christian here in the United Kingdom and across the globe. We are witnessing many different religions joining together in spiritual endeavours such as prayer, worship and even evangelism, however bizarre this may sound.
Prayer to any other god than God Almighty, the Only True God, Who sent His Only Begotten Son Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins, is a matter of fact praying to a false god. It is an idol set up in the hearts of mankind. This goes with worship and evangelism, too. How can one worship the True Living Lord when they have not the right spirit that points towards Jesus Christ? They rather have another jesus as spoken of in II Corinthians 11:4! We cannot have any fellowship with those that have another gospel.
Evangelism is where the good news of Jesus Christ is shared through the anointed Holy Ghost preaching and inspired by the right Spirit. We cannot have a Catholic, Mormon, Muslim, Seventh Day Adventist or any other religion giving any form of true evangelization, worship, or prayer, and so forth. Praying with anyone that has not the faith in the Jesus of the Bible is not Scriptural unless they are being led to Christ in repentance and faith. Allowing yourself as a true Believer to join in prayer with unbelievers would communicate your agreement with their faulty understanding of God. Praying with and praying for are two different things.
The Word of God exhorts us time and time again to not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. The Bible teaching of separation forbids God's people from fellowshipping with error (Romans 16:17-18; II Corinthians 6:14-18; 11:1-4; Galatians 1:8-9; Ephesians 4:14-15; 5:11; Philippians 3:1-2; Colossians 2:8; II Thessalonians 3:6; I Timothy 1:3; 6:3-5; 6:20-21; II Timothy 2:16-21; 3:5,13; Titus 1:10-14; 3:9-11; II Peter 2:1-3; 3:17; 2 John 7-11; Jude 3; Revelation 2:2,6,14-16,20-23; 18:4).
Jesus taught His people to pray our Father, so make sure that you are praying with true believers that have the same Father. The Bible never refers to the lost as His children.
This whole concept of joining with false religions brings disunity to the body and the ones being obedient to expose these errors are the ones being shunned in the name of dissension and as though they are unloving, judgmental Pharisees!
We see in the book of 1 Kings 18 the Prophet Elijah and the contest on Mount Carmel with the false prophets who worshiped Baal. He never joined with false prophets to pray, but rather prayed to God and the One True God Almighty. These days we have many people coming in a false unity, such as Islam and Judaism that are even twisting the scriptures to say they come in the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We must discern that they do not have the same God. Not all who claim Abraham as their father do have him because they are not in the faith, and they do not have the Holy Spirit. We see even in the last days the enemy is going to have power to call even fire down from heaven and mimic with lying signs and wonders to deceive, but be assured that his gospel will not be that of the Word of God. It will be this false unity, one that will lead to joining with other religions, and when the enemy has finished using all the other religions, then he will put them all down so that he gets the attention and worship of the world. Therefore, we do not unite with Babylon, the world’s system at all in any spiritual endeavour. We are simply to preach Jesus and what He has done and allow the Holy Spirit to work as we continue to share His Word.
Many we see have a fallacious view of unity. They want to embrace all who “love Jesus” without defining what Biblical love really means.
Mrs Connie Wright - USA
Miss Tammy Cheetham - UK
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