Hi.. I am new to the baptist scene, and new to the anti-ecumenical scene as well. I was saved in a charismatic church, and this particular charismatic church believed in the universal church-All believers are a part of the church.. Well, as much as my charismatic church exposed the wrong doctrines of the Catholic church, they wouldnt tolerate people saying that Catholics werent true Christians, because the basics were the same, that is.. Jesus Christ died for our sins so that we could get into heaven. They believe in the trinity.. so.. they have the major parts correct. We cant kick them out for the differences.. well I always sort of had a problem with this, because I felt as though the differences were huge!.. but now, that I have delved into finding out what Baptists are all about, I find a complete hatred of Catholics, to the point of calling them the great apostacy.. I do see the scriptures that help this argument out, but, I still dont have the confidence to say that there are no true believers in the Catholic Church.. in fact, I know of a true believer who had a salvation experience, my father. In my opinion, it nothing but pure fear of leaving the Catholic church that keeps him in.. As far as my study goes, the ecumenical movement is about uniting all Christians, and giving them a common language since their salvation is all through Jesus Christ. From my personal viewpoint, this sounds like a pretty good idea.. If we can get the Christians to stop hating eachother, despite the differences that really dont matter in matters of salvation, then it would be a good thing.. right? Well, last week at church, (at a baptist church that I visit quite often) a Pastor was talking about how the ecumenical movement was evil, and how it is what Jesus said to beware of and with all the talk about The Passion movie and The purpose driven life book.. what is happening is exactly what Jesus didnt want to happen.. so, Im seriously confused.. does anyone know of any scriptures that would confirm this? Honestly, all the different denomincations and sects and differences is enough to make one want to just throw their arms up.. I almost sympathize with the non-christian who is scared of us.. As for me, I have been deceived for so long that I just want to know the truth. Im taking this year to read the bible for myself, with no commentary and nobody to tell me what everything means.. Its the only thing that I can do to find out what is true, or as close to true as possible.