The Evils of Ecumenism
By David J. Stewart | August 2010 | Updated December 2014
2nd 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?”
The spirit of ecumenism is the spirit of Antichrist! 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 World Government (aka, the New World Order). Satan is the god of this wicked world and his ultimate goal is to deceive humanity, to blind them so they won't see the Gospel truth and get saved (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4; 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15) . . .
Ecumenism: The doctrine of the ecumenical movement promoting cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations; aimed at universal Christian unity.
To understand the dangers of ecumenism, a simple illustration can be used. You cannot push and pull a door at the same time if you expect it to pass through it. Likewise, if the Devil can get Christians to hobnob with the Devil's crowd, then the churches will be rendered ineffective for the Lord. This is why most churches are spiritually dead these days. Either you're taking a stand as a born-again Christian for the Lord against the wicked world, or else you're pulling on the same rope as the Devil. There's no middle ground.
Contrary to popular teaching, Satan's purpose is NOT to achieve a One-World Religion; but rather, to unite the existing religious denominations into a common unity, cooperation and understanding. The false religion of Freemasonry brings all of its member's different religious faiths under the umbrella of their own god called, “The Great Architect.” Of course, any serious student of Freemasonry fully knows that Lucifer is the god of the Masons. High-level Freemasons know this fully, but nearly all of its low-level initiates haven't a clue, or are in complete denial. Like Mormonism, Freemasonry is an organization within an organization. The satanic group's core goal is infiltration, deception and control through public influence.
This in essence is the same goal and method of the ecumenical movement. Or in more practical language, it could be said that the best way to eliminate your enemy is to make him your friend (or at least make him think that you're his friend). Al Pacino is infamous in the 1974 movie, The Godfather Part II, for making the statement, “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer!” In essence this is what the ecumenical movement is about. Jesus said that we're either with Him or against Him. Matthew 12:30, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”
One of the biggest and shameful ecumenical influences today is Dr. Ravi Zacharias. When invited to speak to a group of 3,500 LDS Mormons on January 18, 2014 Dr. Zacharias said to the group...
“'Let me state it clearly. We evangelicals have sinned against you,' he said, adding both camps have tended to marginalize and simplify the others' beliefs.”
READ MORE: Evangelical Preaches at Salt Lake Tabernacle
What a crock of crap! No genuine man of God would apologize to a sex-perverted satanic cult for other's who Biblically expose them. Bless God, as born-again Christians we should marginalize the heretical heresies of Mormonism. I am not saying to deliberately be unkind (although they will be offended), but Biblically we are commanded as believers to refute all works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11). When I hear someone defending Mormonism, I know they're far from the God of the Holy Bible. Ravi Zacharias, according to CharityNavigator.org, took in $18 million last year.
As difficult as it may be for most people to fathom in their mind, Satan intends to lead the world's apostate churches to worship the coming man of sin, the Antichrist. All Satan needs to do to deceive people concerning Christ is to redefine Christ. This is why Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Baha'i Faith, Mormons, Christian Scientists, Islam, Scientologists, Seventh-Day Adventists, Charismatics, Roman Catholics and nearly all mainstream psuedo-religions have an unmistakable occult connection (Part 2). If you think this sounds bizarre, please keep reading.
Luciferian Doctrines Infiltrating The Christian Churches
Effectively, Theosophy is the worship of Lucifer. Occultists Helena P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. Their number one goal, as stated in “The Secret Doctrine” (a book written by Blavatsky), is “To form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Man without distinction of race, colour, sex, or creed.” (The Secret Doctrine, 1888, Index, p. 32)
The founder of “Lucifer” Magazine in 1887, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891), and editor Annie Besant (1847-1933), along with other occultists believed that Christian churches were the key to introducing the doctrines of Lucifer to large masses of people. The 1904 annual report of the Theosophical Society stated:
“I believe it is through the Churches and not through the Theosophical Society that Theosophy [the worship of Lucifer]... must and should come to large bodies of people in the West.” (Transactions of the Theosophical Society, H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, 1904, p. 377).
And then just eight years later the 1912 report of the Theosophical Society stated:
“Our Lodges continue their propaganda work....Outside the Lodges many of the members engage in what is really Theosophical work such as lecturing, talking on the principles we are trying to put forward, preaching and other activities in connection with the Christian Churches and other organizations....” (Theosophist Magazine, Annie Besant, 1912, p. 88).
Nineteenth century occult mystic Fenton Hort is perhaps best known for his part in the work of the corrupt bible revision committee of 1881. Speaking on the subject of creating a new eclectic New Testament text Hort stated:
“At present very many orthodox but rational men are being unawares acted upon by influences which will assuredly bear good fruit in due time, if the process is allowed to go on quietly;” (Life and letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Vol. 1, 1896, p. 400).
In the Old Testament Jeremiah said that “their course is evil, and their force is not right” (Jeremiah 23:10). The apostle Paul warned, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (II Corinthians 11:14,15). Here's some startling information about how Theosophy has infiltrated groups Like “Focus On The Family” and “Christianity Today” magazine.
In 1885 a Divine Healing Conference was held in London, England which drew supporters from all over the world. In the 1904 edition of his book, “Old Diary Leaves,” Theosophist Henry Steel Olcott commenting on the occult groups and their alleged “healings” in the late 1800's, stated that the following activity was occurring in various nations of the world, “the formation of Branches, the giving of lectures, healings of the sick by hundreds, occult phenomena produced by Helen P. Blavatsky, etc.” (“Old Diary Leaves,” Henry Olcott, 1904, page 5).
How Satan Deceives People
Genesis 3:1-4 teaches us how Satan always works. The first thing the serpent (identified as Satan according to Revelation 20:2) was to cause Eve to doubt. Then once the Devil gets you to doubt, he says that the Bible is not true. And then finally, he removes the Word of God completely (or corrupts it to render it useless) and abandons you.
Satan's Three Step Plan:
- You question God's Word and plant a seed of doubt in the victim's mind.
- Once the seed of doubt is planted, then you tell them, “It's a good book, but it's not perfect.”
- After you cause the doubt, then you remove the Bible. Now that God's Word has been removed, man becomes deified and tell them that their feelings are the standard of truth. This is Satan's method and it has worked for thousands of years.
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. 2nd 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 (2nd 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 2nd 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 2nd 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!
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 (2nd Corinthians 11:15). The Bible also teaches that Satan's unrighteous ministers are transformed into ministers of righteousness (2nd 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)
November 30, 2005
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 your 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? 2nd 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 (2nd 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. Part 2. 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. 2nd 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. There is no such thing as “the Baptist” Church (although I am a Baptist). The Body of Christ began with the first born-again Christian back in Genesis. The New Testament Church did not begin at Pentecost, nor during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus. Acts 7:38 speaks of the “church in the wilderness” back in the days of Moses. The first family was the first church. The eldest in the family was the pastor. That's what a church is today, a surrogate family. Ephesians 3:15 speaks of “the family” in Heaven.
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).
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