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Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by Crabtownboy, May 5, 2015.
I found this an interesting comment in a paper I am editing.
Let's avoid all ecumenical opportunities. Such actions does nothing but water down the gospel and creates confusion.
But we could hold hands in a circle and sing Let There be Peace on Earth.
Would that be better or worse than snipping at each others beliefs that do not completely agree with our own?
Don't do it padre its a trap. You might was well answer whether or not you have stopped beating your wife.
In our county, we have a group of evangelical pastors that gather monthly for encouragement, a good breakfast, worship and friendship. These are all from different denominations - but foundationally, agree to the orthodox teachings of the Bible. This is as ecumenical as we are willing to go.
I see no relevance in this thread to the specific forum of "Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism."
And by the way, I've always wondered why there is a capital "V" in "eVangelism" rather than a capital "E." Anyone?
Most likely a typo. You are the first I have seen even mention it.
You're probably right, but I've wondered about it for years.
It's a legacy of our founding webmaster. The small "e" is for electronic, as in e-commerce.
Interesting. Why was that necessary or important?
The Board was founded in 2000. Back then "e" stuff was cutting edge. More reasoning than that is lost in the mists of time.
Makes sense. Thanks.
No trap here! I spent 14 years pastoring in a mainline denomination. I have more than enough experience with the Kumbaya crowd to know how they tick. Ecumenical is a word redefined as settling for the lowest common denominator.
Church A and Church B can't agree on Baptism so the ecumenical group decides to avoid conversation on Baptism. Church C thinks Calvary was divine child abuse so the ecumenical group won't discuss the Cross. Church D holds to transubstantiation so the Lord's Supper comes off the ecumenical table. By the time the ecumenical group has assured nobody is offended they gut the church to a bare and empty shell of nice people singing Michael Row the Boat Ashore without the chorus because the word Hallelujah may offend someone they have never met.
It would be better to remain alone than to compromise the faith once and for all delivered to the Saints. You can be ecumenical or you can maintain the integrity of the Gospel but you cannot do both.
Ecumenism is great for wishy washy folks who are always changing their mind about scripture. I've never met a solid bible-drilled believer who was ecumenical at all.
Well said fellers. :thumbsup:
Down the road a ways there is a UMC church, its a small country church been there for probably close to a 100 years. They have recently come together with a local Lutheran church that was looking for space and it is now billed as an inter-faith church with two weekly services. Not sure how that all works out, but I'm sure it would be entertaining. :laugh:
Glad you said that fellers....See the pastor from this church ice been visiting keeps having ecupickle services with a liberal UMC in town. Give us your hearts, minds and wallets people I can do without.......audios amigos:thumbs: