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Rick Warren, Emergents –> Ecumenicism, Chrislam, Syncretism

July 6, 2014

Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

This below video will show how Rick Warren and others are seeking to unite with Muslims.

Syncretism (blending of different religious beliefs together) and Chrislam (synchronizing Christianity with Islam) are a growing trend in these perilous times where some are departing from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils more and more.

Is Ecumenicism with some religious Syncretism added, going to be the new demonic trend? For many years we have watched the downward trend of having 2 different faiths coming together while keeping the same beliefs, but now it seems the new dark path is a very slow melding together of separate faiths and beliefs into an eventual single system of beliefs.

We have seen unsound doctrine and broadmindedness lead to syncretism, while at the same time we have seen syncretism choking out the words of God little by little.

The following (AVOIDED VERSES) are just a few of the verses that get little to no mention in these Ecumenical/Syncretism yokings:

1. AVOIDED VERSES:

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Notice those who WILL BE RECEIVED and WILL BE SONS and DAUGHTERS? The ones who come out from among them, are separated and touch not the unclean thing!

Should not those involved in Ecumenical/Syncretism be asking:

– “what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”

– “what communion hath light with darkness?”

– “what concord hath Christ with Belial?”

– “what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”

– “what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?”

But then we ask, are these Ecumenical/Syncretism yokers who claim to be Christians even “Sons” and “Daughters”? Are we not just watching blind Nominal Christians, who are darkness, who are infidels, who are unrighteousness, but have Jesus on their lips?

Matthew 15:8-9 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Jude 1:3-4 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

2. AVOIDED VERSES:

Matthew 10:34-37 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

3. AVOIDED VERSES:

Luke 12:51-53 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

4. AVOIDED VERSES:

Romans 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

5. AVOIDED VERSES:

2 John 1:7-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 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. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

6. AVOIDED VERSES:

2 Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

7. AVOIDED VERSES: 

Psalms 119:101-104 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

8. AVOIDED VERSES: 

2 Timothy 4:2-4 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

9. AVOIDED VERSES:

1 Timothy 6:3-6 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain.

10. AVOIDED VERSES:

2 Timothy 2:16-18 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

11. AVOIDED VERSES:

Titus 3:10-11 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

12. AVOIDED VERSES:

Revelation 18:4-5 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

13. AVOIDED VERSES:

1 Corinthians 15:33-34 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

14. AVOIDED VERSES:

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 4:10-12 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

15. AVOIDED VERSES:

1 Timothy 1:3-4 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

PRAGMATIC Willow Creek Association “partnering with Compassion International”

June 22, 2014

Willow Creek Association admits to partnering with Compassion International in this below video (starting at around minute 2:45):

Below the above video it says: “See how the partnership between Compassion International and the Willow Creek Association changed the lives of 3003 children just in 2012.”

Not all spiritual “change” is good. We have seen many organizations offering physical help, while at the same time offering “spiritual change” that was not biblically based and actually spiritually harmful.

This ecumenicism should come as no surprise as “Jim Mellado has been selected as the successor of Wess Stafford as the CEO and President of Compassion International. Jim Mellado previously served as President of the Willow Creek Association (WCA) for twenty years.”  In fact in Jim’s bio it says: “In 1995, Jimmy [Jim Mellado] teamed up with Bill Hybels to launch and host The Global Leadership Summit.” (http://www.compassion.com/executives/santiago-jimmy-mellado.htm)

At little after minute 26:30 Jim talks about his relationship with Bill Hybles… and Bill talks about Jim via taped video after minute 41.

Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Matthew 23:25-28 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Jim promotes the deceptive and ungodly “Son of God” movie and James Emery White’s book called “Imagine” (a spokesman for many of the seeker movement’s ideas).

WILLOW CREEK

Pragmatic and Ecumenical False teacher Billy Hybles is the Senior pastor of Willow Creek Church and chairman of the board of Willow Creek Association that was founded in 1992 and claims to have over 90 + denominations involved with them. If that does not raise a red flag in this day and age of so many unsound denominations, what will? They also promote the “American Bible Society” where you can get a variety of corrupt bibles, and some Catholic ecumenicism. They are also involved in “Engage International” where you can pick from a variety of false teachers to choose from (for example): Psychologists Henry Cloud, Emerging/Contemplative Philosopher Dallas Willard, and Bill Hybles to name a few. Willow Creek Church and Willow Creek Association is your seeker-sensitive type of people (flattering without openly rebuking a sinful generation) filled with and promoting all kinds of different EVIL deceptions. Here are a few:

1. Promote Deceptive Codependency/Recovery programs

2. Promote a Variety of deceptive Anonymous programs

3. Promote Deceptive Self-love, Self-esteem, and Psychological Counseling

4. Promote the false and deceptive doctrine of Unconditional Acceptance

5 Promote Deceptive Ecumenicism (from Pat Robertson to Chuck Colson, Luis Palau, Tony Campolo, Rob Bell,  Catholics, 7th day Adventist, Muslims, etc.)

“Willow’s openness to leaders from outside Christianity — whether Hindu, Buddhist, agnostic, or atheist — attracts consistent criticism from some conservative Christians.” http://www.fastcompany.com/1702221/how-willow-creek-leading-evangelicals-learning-business-world (“learning from the business world” and those pictures of wicked leaders in the diagram in this above link tell a lot.)

6. Promote Deceptive views on the evils of Homosexuality

7. Promote the Deceptions of Yoga

8. They Deceptively are void of a Biblical call to Repentance of many sins

9. They promote the Deceptive use of Entertainment, Drama, and CCM

10. They Deceptively allow a Humanistic gospel

11. They Deceptively allow a New Age gospel

12. They Deceptively allow and promote Mysticism

13. Promote the deceptions of the 4 Temperaments

13. Promote the deception of Contemplative

Willow Creek basically provides unrepentant Pagans, New-Agers, Homosexuals, Atheists, Socialists, Communists, Marxists, Humanists, Feminists and Liberals a place to express their “felt needs” and eventually they find themselves building up those teachers who will fulfill their itchy ear desires with an evil Christianized version of deception and fables.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

WHAT SPIRITUAL DECEPTION(S) IN THE YEARS AHEAD WILL INFLUENCE THE KIDS BECAUSE OF COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL’S ECUMENICALISM?

What are the kids going to be taught under this leadership and ecumenicalism? What type of curriculum are they going to get? Who is or will be providing the curriculum being used by the kids they are helping? Sadly many of these teachers in foreign countries are often poor, lacking discernment, and trusting the leadership of Compassion International.

It should be noted that Willow Creek is not the only one that concerns us, as the Compassion International ecumenicism is quite broad. We know that Compassion International (CI) is involved with those who are involved with:

1. Those who are involved in the Emerging church

2.Those whose message contradicts the gospel (like Doug Pagitt, 7th day Adventists, and many others)

-CI openly promotes false teacher Doug Pagitt at: http://www.compassion.com/christian-speakers/doug-pagitt.htm

-CI openly promotes false teacher Tony Campolo at: http://www.compassion.com/christian-speakers/tony-campolo.htm

3. Those who promote Contemplatives and Emerging Spirituality (CI staff was also involved in a Contemplative Retreat in Corbett, Oregon:http://gravitycenter.com/event/contemplative-retreat-compassion-intl/

4. Those who promote Psychoheresy

5. Those who promote Evolution

6. Those who reject the Inerrancy of Scripture

We could go on and on with our list, but those who have an understanding of how bad Willow Creek is to begin with, we would reckon it’s not really needed to go on. Those who cannot see how bad Willow Creek is, we reckon your blindness might remain unless you take the Word of God and test Willow Creek in light of the Scriptures. Though we do not expect nominal Christians to understand or even care about the spiritual deception being brought to the kids and teachers all over the world by Compassion International. We know how easy it is for man to be focused on the physical needs and see physical accomplishments being advanced, while spiritual endeavors are neglected or corrupted with unsound doctrines.

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“Three ‘of the most outspoken’ leaders of the emerging church (Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt, and Mark Scandrette) will be going on a national road tour this summer and are receiving sponsorship from several large organizations. Some of those sponsors are Christianbook.com, Jossey-Bass, Compassion International, International Bible Society, and Zondervan. The three men will hit 32 cities with their message of ‘a 21st century gospel.’ Pagitt states they are taking their ‘invitation of hope and good news to people around the country. . . preaching a fresh way of life and faith–one that is in rhythm with the life of God.’ Unfortunately, this ‘fresh way’ consists of a message that contradicts the gospel message of the Bible. Doug Pagitt, pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an advocate of Christian yoga…” (Light house trails, May 22, 2008)

“Bill Hybels and the Willow Creek Community Church have jumped onboard the mystical bandwagon, and Willow Creek is not only one megachurch that is located west of Chicago; it is also a network of more than 12,000 churches that hold the same philosophy.” (David Cloud, Apr/15/13, Way of Life Literature)

“Some Seventh-day Adventist churches are listed as members of the Willow Creek Community Church Association founded by church growth guru Bill Hybels” (David Cloud, Sep/22/08, Way of life Literature).

“Two recent developments in the story shed light on the new brand of apostasy Willow Creek is unfolding and why the world wants churches to sell out completely. Today, Exodus President Alan Chamber released a statement revealing that Willow Creek no longer believed that people could change from homosexuality.” (Gay Christian Movement Watch, August 11, 2011; updated 8/12)

“Lynn Hybels, wife of Willow Creek pastor and founder Bill Hybels is a regular writer for Jim Wallis’ SoJourners magazine. Wallis is also a “spiritual” advisor to Obama.”  (Light House Trails, Feb 7, 2011)

“For Willow Creek to include a speaker at the Leadership Summit who agrees with Michael Ray’s Eastern/New Age philosophies on spirituality to the point of actually writing the foreword to this book, is almost unbelievable!” (Light House Trails Aug 10, 2006)

“As Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and most other major leaders in Christianity today, stand arm and arm with contemplatives and emerging spirituality, those who understand biblical prophecy about the days prior to Christ’s return will realize that history is being made. But unfortunately, Scripture warns that Satan will deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9) and that a great falling away will occur. Let us be sober-minded and diligent to stand for biblical truth and the Gospel that alone can save the soul that turns to Jesus Christ in humility and repentance, acknowledging Him to be God, Lord, and Savior.” (Light House Trials, Nov 13, 2007)

BEWARE OF TONY CAMPOLO

http://www.wayoflife.org/database/beware_of_tony_campolo.html

“Protestant No More: Willow Creek Infiltrated by a Mystic Quaker Movement Called Renovare”

http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/hybels/insider.htm


Willow Creek & Psychoheresy

http://www.psychoheresy-aware.org/willowcreek.html

 

 

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor: Concerns About Compassion International Mount

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15685

 

HILLSONG CHURCH LEADER BRIAN HOUSTON TEACHES CHRISLAM

March 27, 2014

Heretic Pentecostal Word-Faith Preacher Brian Houston of Sydney, Australia, has broadened his sphere with his expending ecumenical philosophy or doctrines of devils. His evil prosperity gospel was destructive enough but now he is adding to his list of demonic deceptions:

Brian Houston says: “Do you know – take it all the way back into the Old Testament and the Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God. Allah to a Muslim, to us Abba Father God. And of course through history, those views have changed greatly. But lets make sure that we view God through the eyes of Jesus, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the beauty of a Saviour, the loving open inclusive arms of a loving God. And that way we’ll lead out of that and you’ll be purposeful about your leadership and you’ll draw people just like the Lord Jesus always does through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (This quote starts at about 1:25 in the video.)

“The Islamic religion denies the doctrine of the Trinity, denies that Jesus is the Son of God, denies that Jesus died on the cross for man’s sins and that He rose from the dead. Sixteen times the Koran says Allah is not a father and has no son.” (David Cloud).

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

 

 

Church of Tares: Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Church Growth and New World Order

March 15, 2014

This Video Exposes these FALSE Teachers and a few others:

Rick Warren, Robert H. Schuller, Bill Hybels, Norman Vincent Peale, Peter Drucker, Peter Wagner, Kay Warren, Steven Furtick, Lee Strobel, Ed Young, Erwin McManus, Donald McGavran, Mark Batterson, George Barna, Kerry Shook, Perry Noble, Brian McLaren, Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, Desert Fathers, Brenna Manning, Michael W Smith, Spencer Burke, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, Dan KimBall, Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Buber, Bob Buford, Mark Driscoll, Rob Bell, Craig Groeschel, Andy Stanley, and Chris Seay.

This Video Exposes these FALSE or twisted ideas:

Purpose Driven, Church Growth, Contemplative Mysticism, Emergent Church, Entertainment, Felt Needs, Man-Centered, Megachurch, New Evangelicalism, Personal Fulfillment, New World Order, P.E.A.C.E. Plan, Pragmatism, Second Reformation, Seeker Friendly, Seeker-Sentitive, New Miracle Growth, Positive Thinking, Self-Help  Psychology, Possibility Thinking, Relevant, Love-Yourself, Forgive-Self, Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah, Spiritual Disciplines, Discipleship Formations Movement, Roman Catholic Mysticism, Contemplative Prayer, Breath Prayers, and Existentialism.

These Counterfeit Churches and Evil Organizations will also be talked about in this Video:

Council on Foreign Relations, Saddleback Church, Willow Creek Community Church, Elevation Church, Mosaic Church, National Community Church, Woodlands Church, New Spring Church, Leadership Network, The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, Fuller Theological Seminary, Young Leadership Network, and King’s Way.

“CHURCHES” YOKING with HOLLYWOOD’S “SON of GOD” MOVIE

February 24, 2014

The so called “CHURCHES” are yoking with the WORLD (20th Century FOX):

Below is a list of those who produced the “Son of God” and the undiscerning “Christians”  who are supporting the movie “”Son of God” that is being distributed by the ungodly “Fox”.

The Producers of this movie are:

1. Mark Burnett (Known by: The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Bible)

2. Along with his wife, Roma Downey, actress and producer with a New Age/Catholic bent (Known by: Touched By An Angel, The Bible)

The Supporters of this movie are:

1. Compassion International (bought 225,000 seats, is a exclusive sponsor for the film. Prior to joining Compassion in June of 2013, Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado President and Chief Executive Officer of Compassion International was president of the wicked Willow Creek Association. In 1995, Jimmy teamed up with ecumenical and pragmatic Bill Hybels.)

2. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University (bought thousands of seats,  Jerry Falwell was an Ecumenicalist working with Mormons, Roman Catholics, unregenerated Jews, Robert Schuller, Jim Bakker, Pat Robertson, and said that Ronald Reagan and Pope Paul II are “the greatest men in my lifetime”.)

3. San Diego’s Rock Church

4. Sacramento’s Bayside Church

5. Rick Warren (Ecumenicalist, Pragmatist, Heretic Promoter, he considers Wolf in Sheep’s clothing Freemason Billy Graham as one of his mentors,  he has been a member of the evil Council on Foreign Relations [CFR] since 2005, NWO Pawn, Illuminati Plant.)

6. T.D. Jakes (Oneness Pentecostal, in other words, denies the Trinity)

7. Jose Gomez (Roman Catholic Archbishop)

8. Joel and Victoria Osteen (New age teachers, “Positive” Teachers, they bought 8,000 seats, Burnett and former “Touched by an Angel” star Downey “are close friends with Houston megachurch leaders Joel and Victoria Osteen”).

9. Cardinal Wuerl (Archbishop Catholic)

10. Max Lucado (Pastor of a Church of Christ that teaches the heresy of baptismal regeneration, Ecumenicalist, Pragmatist, Heretic Promoter).

11. Carl Anderson (Supreme knight of Knights of Columbus, Catholic)

12. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez (President NHCLC, Hispanic Evangelical Association)

13. Tom Peterson (Founder and President, Catholics Come Home, Inc.)

14. Lisa Hendey (Author and Founder of Catholicmom.com)

15 . Brandon Vogt (Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Ministries)

16. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe (Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance)

17.  Many other church leaders and business leaders

Sadly, the “Son of God” movie already has close to $4 million in box office revenue.

The movie will release in Spanish the same day the English-language film is released.

2 Timothy 4:2-4 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Have you chosen a satanic unity?

February 20, 2014

“Diversity and division is infinitely more precious than a satanic unity. The problem God’s people are facing today: Satan wants unity in what? — in error. God would infinitely prefer division because of truth. Do you know what Jesus said in Matthew 10? He said, ‘I have come not to bring peace, not to bring unity, but to bring division, to set a son against his father, a daughter against her mother, so that people within their own households will be enemies of each other.’ That is what Jesus said he came to do … God’s smashing of satanic ecumenical unity was an incredible blessing [Genesis 11: the Tower of Babel] … The potential for satanic depravity is infinite, as long as what continues? — a unity in error — organized blasphemy. Measure this friends. Grasp it. Satan will, in his brief hour, at the end of this world, be given his opportunity to demonstrate what total unity is like in the human race, when every person will have a mark on the forehead or right hand, and will walk lockstep under incredible blasphemy …

“You say, ‘We want unity.’ Oh, really? What kind of unity? ‘We want all the churches to get together.’ Oh, really? You mean in error, in confusion, in heresy? That is, dear friends, the ecumenical movement of our hour, in which all the great denominations and all the great church leaders are becoming more and more unified. In what? — in compromise and theological error; and this is the ultimate horror.”

– John Whitcomb Jr.

Ecumenism

February 14, 2014

“….we have argued that those who enlist as soldiers in the army of this ecumenism have forfeited their rights to be called Christian in any meaningful way. Indeed, they have fallen into the pit of apostasy. It is our position that no man who has the mind of Christ and counts himself to be redeemed by faith alone in the finished work of Christ alone for his justification and salvation can countenance another gospel–let alone throw his support behind it.

It remains to be seen what kind of impact this latest attempt to bring Rome and Evangelicals together will have. Thus far Sola Fide [justification by faith alone in the finished work of Christ alone] has been the main target. Now, the foundation of Sola Scriptura [the Bible alone for faith and practice] is in the sights of those who wish to kill the Gospel by polluting it with what Paul and every other Christian knows as ‘another gospel’.”

-Robert M. Zins