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Thursday, 15 March 2018

LEICESTER@THECROSS MAKES A MOCKERY OF JESUS CHRIST!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6).

Leicester at the Cross 2018: "The significant events of Good Friday", is being promoted by Churches Together in Leicestershire, the organisation that is "Furthering Ecumenical Cooperation within Leicester and Leicestershire." {1}

Ecumenism is defined as "The movement or tendency toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation. The term, of recent origin, emphasizes what is viewed as the universality of the Christian churches." {2} In broader terms, the ecumenical movement goes beyond uniting various so called "Christian" denominations. The Roman Catholic Church has vigorously promoted the modern ecumenical movement since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), and it continues to gain ground at an alarming rate. Many evangelicals are embracing Rome as if it were a valid expression of Christianity, and yet even a cursory examination of Rome's doctrine and practice reveals that it is at deviance with the teaching of the New Testament. Pope Francis' statement that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters", utterly contradicts the scriptures. Islam denies the divinity of Jesus Christ and His death on the cross. The Pope has even stated publicly that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. (Ephesians 2:8). {3} The ultimate aim of ecumenism is to unite all religions, including Mormons, Islamists, Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, Universalists, and a variety of New Age belief systems as equally valid via interreligious dialogue. Ecumenism/Interfaith is insupportable from a scriptural perspective, since it ignores the central tenet of Christianity i.e. the exclusivity of Jesus Christ, the only way to God. (John 14:6 cf. Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Peter 2:1; Jude 1:3-4). 

The growth in religious pluralism and the interfaith dialogue is a denial of the cross of Christ. (Colossians 1:19-20). As such, any commemoration of the crucifixion by ecumenists makes a mockery of Jesus Christ by default! (Galatians 1:8-9). I know of no church in Leicester that has not compromised in some way with the ecumenical movement, whether openly or by association. The ultimate fate of ecumenical churches is extremely bleak unless they repent. The inevitable drift into the one Ecumenical World Church aka the One World Religion under the Roman Catholic umbrella is taking place before our very eyes, and yet so many professing Christians do not seem to have grasped the gravity of the situation. Ecumenism foreshadows what the scriptures predict will be the one world religion under the power of the Antichrist. The book of Revelation gives us a frightening picture of the end time Harlot Church aka Babylon the Great:

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

When I saw her, I marvelled greatly. But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while. As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction. And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast. They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

And the angel said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:1-18).





Churches Together in Leicestershire Constitution (Constitution Adopted 16.11.2010)

"This is The Basis of Churches Together in England (CTE), to which the following churches already subscribe: Baptist Union of Great Britain, Cherubim and Seraphim Council of Churches, Church of England, Church of Scotland, Congregational Federation, Council of African & Afro-Caribbean Churches, Council of Oriental Orthodox Christian Churches, Free Church Federal Council, Greek Orthodox Church, Independent Methodist Churches, International Ministerial Council of Great Britain, Joint Council for Anglo-Caribbean Churches, Lutheran Council of Great Britain, Methodist Church, Moravian Church, New Testament Assembly, Religious Society of Friends*, Roman Catholic Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Salvation Army, United Reformed Church, Wesleyan Holiness Church. * Any church which in principle has no credal statement in its tradition, and therefore cannot formally subscribe to The Basis, may be accepted as a member provided that 75% of the full member churches are agreed that it manifests faith in Jesus Christ as witnessed to in the Scriptures, is committed to the aims and purposes of CTE and will work within the spirit of The Basis. The Religious Society of Friends has been welcomed into CTE under this clause." 
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{1} http://www.churchestogetherinleicestershire.org/
{2} https://www.britannica.com/topic/ecumenism
{3} http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-don-t-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html

10 comments:

Irv said...

For some odd reason I keep having trouble spelling the word "ecumenical." It always ends up as "ecumaniacal." Can anyone suggest a reason why this is happening?

Treena Gisborn said...

Interestingly Irv one of the synonyms for maniacal is demoniac! The teachings of the ecumenical movement are truly "doctrines of demons". 1 Timothy 4:1. Could be a reason? God bless.

colin said...

It is frightening that so many professing Christians are blind to the ecumenical spirit.

I don't find it at all difficult to fellowship with believers whom I am in disagreement with on a range of issues, but ecumenism is MOST definitely a "No Entry" for me!
I am sure we would have found fault with some of the beliefs of the martyrs that were burned by the popes, but NOT with the reason WHY they were martyred!

Certainly, ecumenism is a "doctrine of demons".

God bless.

Treena Gisborn said...

To me it is incredible Colin. I have had fellowship with a number of Christians in Leicester in past years. Some have left the apostate churches, but others seem to be oblivious of the danger. The Ecumenical movement is thoroughly Satanic. Unless believers are prepared to test the spirits against scripture, spiritual deception is inevitable. (1 John 4:1).

"And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14).

"Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;" (Revelation 18:4).

God bless.

jack thomson said...

Why the surprise ?
Those who are deceived by, and blind to the evil of the ecumenical movement are not real believers.
They have responded to the call of the gospel on their own self seeking terms.They have come to Christ to use Him as a means through which they can preserve and promote their own veiled ambition.........They have not been chosen and thereafter enabled by Christ to carry their crosses and follow Him - thereby dying to worldly ambition.
For they are not all Israel who are of Israel....Romans 6/9
For many are called but few are chosen....Mat/22/14
But, thanks be to God - Matthew 24/24

Treena Gisborn said...

I should not be surprised as you say Jack. These things are prophesied in the scriptures. "..having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people." 2 Timothy 3:5 cf.2 Peter 2:1; Luke 18:18

It is horrifying to know that these ecumenicals go directly against the Word of God and then attempt to justify what they are doing by that very Word! What judgement awaits them unless they repent?

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." John 10:27

God bless.

jack said...

Ecumenism is the fruit of man's loyalty to, and worship of his own understanding.
And when we grasp that man's understanding is in complete bondage to the law/power of sin - then we begin to comprehend just how utterly *evil and wretched humankind is.
* relative to God - not to each other - no natural man can critically judge any other.
The way I see it is that there are only four generic religions in the world, which are:
1. True believers - saved by grace.
2. Catholic believers who recognise Christ as the Son of God but have come to Him through their own intellectual understanding in combination with the traditions of men.
3. Muslim believers who do not recognise Christ as the Son of God and have substituted Him with a God of their own manufacture.
4. Atheist believers who are the same as Muslim believers but who idolise/worship their own intellect.
And when we apply these criteria to the population of the world today then we discover, to our horror, that the world - including (great) Britain is already, generically a Muslim nation - we don't need to wait until the 2050's for our country to become Muslim - because it already is....
But we shouldn't be surprised..........a great falling away is prophesised
God Bless

Treena Gisborn said...

As you say Jack..

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Anonymous said...

Whilst I agree with your points about Ecumenism...I would disagree with your point about no church in Leicester being untainted by it. I know 3 or 4 who are happy to be very clearly alone and looking to play no part in the odd world of churches together.

Treena Gisborn said...

That is great news Anonymous.. my words are "I know of no church in Leicester.."
Which churches are they?
God bless.