Catholicism and Ecumenism supporting error
By David Cox
Summary: Catholicism and Ecumenism examines how the Catholic Church is using Ecumenism to deceive other religions to unite with them in some way. TOPICS: What is Ecumenism? | A Change of Tactics | There is only one doctrine given to us from God and the Apostles | The Ecumenical Tactic | Our Biblical Attitude towards Falsehood
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Ezequiel 13:10 Yes, because they deceived my people, saying: Peace, there being no peace ; …
Jeremiah 6:14 And they heal the wound of my people with lightness, saying: Peace, peace; And there is no peace.
There are many groups that call for peace between different religions in the world. They want to see a union between religions, and they want Christianity to recognize and work with other religious groups opposed to true Christianity. Ecumenism is attentive towards forming this union for religious peace, and simply ecumenism is to take steps to unite our beliefs with other groups to make an amalgamation between all groups.
What is ecumenism?
Ecumenism is the belief and practice of working between religions for mutual purposes. It is more than tolerating each other, it is to accept beliefs against what they have historically declared by changing your beliefs and practices.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing , and that there be no divisions among you, but ye be perfectly united in the same mind and in the same judgment .
The issue in all this is that there are differences between people and religions. These differences cause a lot of dissent, divisions and contentions. We remember that the Pope and the Catholic Church sent their people to crusades to kill Muslims in the past tense. How should we address the issue of these divisions and differences?
The union between us is very important in the eyes of God, but how to achieve it? The Catholic Church took a very simple answer in starting the Great Inquisition. In this official movement of the Catholic Church, the differences were repressed by force, torture, and persecution, by the sword .
The Change of Tactics
In Ecumenism, the Catholic Church itself is promoting ecumenical movements. There is a movement to gather the Catholic Church with all Protestant denominations, and another movement to meet with the Anglican Church. His point of view is that the Catholic Church is the only correct original church, and these groups came out of her heresies.
That is, they create a false union between different groups to give them the pretext that the Catholic church is right, and these groups are finally returning to the authority of Catholicism.
There is only one doctrine given to us from the Apostles.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, because of my great request to write to you about our common salvation , it has been necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend ardently for the faith that has once been given to the saints .
If we understand the Bible well, then we have to accept that the true religion given by the only God about the universe is in the Bible. We cannot judge or analyze religions without returning to what God has declared to us in the Bible.
Any religious group is judged whether it is “biblical” or not (is right) from its conduct and to the doctrines, practices, and teachings of the Bible. Being recognized, or receiving prestige is not what makes one correct or biblical, but obeying what God says.
1 Corinthians 15:3 Because first I have shown what I also received: that Christ died for our sins (the gospel or salvation), according to the scriptures;
2 Peter 3:2 so that you may remember the words that were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandment of the Lord and Savior given by your apostles;
Acts 17:11 And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with every request, scrutinizing the Scriptures every day to see if these things were so .
The right thing then is not to say what we want to believe and practice but to see the Bible, and follow what has been given to us. This position places high authority over the Scriptures. Our faith and practice have to be linked to what the Scriptures teach us.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God , and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness ,
The Bible teaches that the Bible itself has the quality of being and l ” breath of God “, the very essence of God that has been taught in the Bible and that no errors and that is what God wants us instruction. But we have to limit ourselves to the authority of the Bible and not other books, tradition, or even the force of popularity today.
Colossians 2:8 See that no one deceives you through philosophies and hollow subtleties , according to the traditions of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ.
That is, we are directly commanded by God not to fall into these logical and philosophical false groups.
“On the last day of his apostolic trip to Africa, Pope Francis visited the Bangui Central Mosque on Monday morning and told the Muslim community that Christians and Muslims should consider each other brothers and behave as such. ” ( Https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/11/30/pope-mosque-men-brothers-imam-christiansmuslims-condemned-love-one-another/ )
Pope Francis essentially commanded that we treat Muslims as our brothers in Christ! First, we must treat the whole world civilly by demonstrating the love of Christ to all, but they are not our brothers and the salvation we have, they do not have, so this mistake is very serious.
The ecumenical tactic is to declare that ” all paths reach heaven ” or ” that there is more than one path to heaven ” or salvation.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.
The Bible declares that there is only one way to salvation, and it is Jesus. Only through faith in Jesus the Christ or Savior can one be saved. Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet, but not God in flesh among us. For not believing this, they are not saved. The Jehovah ‘s Witnesses also deny the full deity of Jesus Christ then you are not saved.
Acts 4:12 And in no other is there salvation; because there is no other name under heaven, given to men, in which we can be saved .
Catholics believe they can enter heaven and salvation through Mary instead of Jesus or in addition to Jesus. His prayers and faith is so much in Mary that Jesus, Jesus is the only way (John 14:6) and the only intercessor (Acts 4:12). When they shout that we are excessive against them, it is not we who change the doctrine and practice of being something other than biblical. They wandered from the Holy Bible themselves and have to pay the consequences of this.
Romans 1:16 Because I am not ashamed of the gospel , because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Paul had a good pride in the gospel that God has given us. It is only by this gospel that all the men and women of the world become saved. By submitting to this gospel one is saved, and by subjecting to the doctrines and practices of the Bible one is in communion with God (1 John 2:3-4, 3:22, 24, 5:2-3).
Biblical Our attitude toward the Falsehood
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them ;
There is a duty for every Christian to be rebuking false religions, beliefs, and practices of them. Entering a way to formally approve what Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Hindus, Muslims, etc. they believe and practice it is (1) not to rebuke them, and (2) it is in a way to participate with them in their falsehoods.
An example here is how Paul dealt with the Judaizers. They were really Jews who tried to infiltrate Christian groups and in their churches proclaiming they were the same. But they still dealt with another plan of salvation, which the Bible does not teach. The Bible teaches that we are saved by faith in the death of Jesus Christ, but they wanted to subject believing Christians under the yoke of obeying the law of Moses to obtain grace to be saved. Today the Messianic Jews have the same. But how did Paul treat these who were of another doctrine and practice?
Galatians 2:5 to which not for a moment do we agree to submit, so that the truth of the gospel may remain with you.
Paul did not grant anything to them but opposed them as the false prophets they are. If the Pope and the Catholic Church were Paul and Peter at that time, they were going to sign a pact of recognition (that each one is biblical) between them, but we do not see this but condemnation of Paul’s part to the false prophets.
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying: Come out of it , my people, that you may not share in their sins, nor receive part of their plagues;
The Apostle John explains that things are going to an end, and God has explained this end to us. The great rebellion goes to Satan making a united religion of all others, and this religion is going to worship him, and he is going to be manipulated by him. John does not send out of it (Babylon) and has nothing to do with the great false church, and not get involved with it.
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This tract, Catholicism and ecumenism, examines how the Catholic church is using ecumenism to deceive other religions to unite with them in some way. TOPICS: What is Ecumenism? | The Change of Tactics | There is only one doctrine given to us from the Apostles | Ecumenical Tactic | Our Biblical Attitude towards Falsehood
|Date:||January 30, 2020|
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