In today’s world we see a movement taking place among the Christians where all religions of faith are coming together in unity regardless of their belief or principles. This is nothing new to the Lord. This religion/church has a name today. Her name is Ecumenism. She has been around from the beginning and Satan is the god of it.
There is a great danger in becoming ecumenical. Ecumenism comes in all forms and practices. This all stems from the Vatican and the universal church they are forming. No matter how greatly one is involved or how little, when it all comes down to it; they are all in one way or another connected. It is all part of Satan’s master plan in bringing about his one world religion in tolerating each other. Ecumenism is toleration of other beliefs and working with them no matter what they believe even if it is not in accordance with the Bible.
Many faiths will even make the excuse or justification that they will work with them no matter what type of sin they may be in, or what type of apostate church they are members of, or what type of sin they continue committing without repentance, or who they may even be yoked with, or how corrupt their teachings are, or how many wrong principles they may be working under, it is perfectly okay with many of these so called Christians of today. Same old story to the Lord, just different people from different generations making up all the excuses they can to partake in joining with others no matter what. Sure, some of these ecumenical groups will even be somewhat strict to the point they look like present truth Christians, but in fact they fall short when you remove the veil.
Ecumenism stems and branches off in every direction, even down to sharing quotes from other so called Christian sources who are not in accordance with Scripture. This ecumenism-web will ensnare anyone if they do not watch and pray and walk as best as they can with God. Those who branch off and form any bond with others, after receiving a greater light of truth, as small as it may seem, the fruits are evidently clear to the Biblical obedient Christian what they are doing and they will depart. The Biblical Christian can detect the smallest amount of danger, especially the web of ecumenism.
To better understand the dangers of ecumenism, a simple illustration can be used to demonstrate what it really means. You cannot pull and push on a door at the same time if you expect to pass through it. And so, likewise, if Satan himself can get Christians to partake in this with all these so called Christian groups, Churches, home churches and right down to the individual level, then any Church that engages in this type of behavior, no matter how much present truth they may have, they will be proven to be ineffective for the Lord and will be replaced by those that will follow the Lord in obedience.
There is nothing new under the sun. Same old story from the beginning. This has been going on for thousands of years. This is why most churches/people are spiritually dead in these days. They think it is okay to join with others even if some individuals, groups, home churches, large churches and such are in open and unrepentant sin. These straying ones who are blinded to the fact that ecumenism is sin, will soon feel the effects just before the Lord returns. There’s no middle ground. You are either going to stand with God or with ecumenism. You cannot have it both ways. You will either sympathize with the wrongs or not. Satan had sympathizers in heaven and what happened to them? “Cast out of heaven.” And so, it will be the same for those who continue to yoke up with those who are not in accordance with the Bible.
The God of the Bible is not ecumenical at all. It is His way, His path or not. The God of the Bible is not the author of apostasy. He is not the author of confusion. He is the God of light. There is no darkness with Him. Any ounce of darkness that is found, is not of God, but it is of Satan. Satan will allow some light to shine through his black cloud, for the purpose of drawing in those seeking for the truth. 2 Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” It is the same old trap from the beginning that caused our first parents to sin. Eve wandered off from her husband/church and joined with Satan and his rebellion. And what happened to them for joining in a lie? What happened to them for joining in ecumenism through deception? “Cast out of the garden.” We can give no place for the devil or our fate will be the same. Ephesians 4:27, “Neither give place to the devil.”
As many of us do know and understand, Satan is forming a one world religion by simply gathering all existing religious denominations into a common unity, cooperation, toleration of one another and understanding. They do not have to be perfectly united under all falsehoods; they can have 99% Biblical truth, but just enough to separate them from the 100% Biblical truth. Satan will have up to 99% truth in doctrine and principles, but this is not God, because the God of the Bible, His doctrine and principles have been laid down and they are 100% accurate and we are called to apply them. This is how we shall know them by their fruits. Matthew 7:16. Sure, no one is perfect, but when you know the truth and yet justify your actions as to why you prefer sin over walking righteously, then you are willfully sinning and the Bible says that if you will willfully continue in sin and perform iniquity, there will come a time when the sacrifice of Christ will be removed from that individual or church. Hebrews 10:26-27.
The church of God cannot have communion with devils and those who are not 100% in doctrine correct. They can have 99% accuracy and that lack makes them of Satan’s church. That one simple percent can branch off from rejecting the doctrine of Biblical tithe, yoking up with unbelievers, forming a bond with worldliness in any, way, shape or form, or rejecting the Sabbath truth, rejecting health reform after it has been given, but yet they continue eat abominable flesh foods etc, partaking in fanaticism, breaking any of the 10 commandments, feast days which reject the Saviour, the yah-cult movement, yoking up with those in OPEN and UNREPENTANT sin, the list goes on and on. Furthermore, all who engage in yoking up with such things while already having the perfect truth today that exposes these groups, all will be accountable to the Lord when He returns. God’s Biblical church has always been sound in doctrine 100% of the time. Sure, the members are going to be made up of sinners, but the doctrine is spot on and is perfectly in-line with Scripture. There is no error and the Lord expects us to prove all things and to know who we are yoking with. So when a church or a home church or any individuals who are not in accordance with the Bible, we are to do what? Yoke with them? Or separate from them? What does the Bible say?
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.”
Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
1 Corinthians 15:33, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14, “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.”
Titus 3:10-11, “A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.”
James 4:4, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
1 Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him: but if Baal, [then] follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Those who want to reject the plain council about uniting with those who are not in accordance with the Bible and who are not in accordance with Biblical principles, they will all soon fall under the same condemnation as did Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
Numbers 16:23-34, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children. And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind. If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me. But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD. And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.”
Joshua 24:15, “…choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”