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Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by donnA, Dec 13, 2002.
I think it means something subverting Christianity. Rick
Kate B, in its typical use, it indicates including all faiths and all beliefs.
From a Greek word used by Jesus in John 17 "that they all might be one". Derivation is that "everyone who loves Jesus ought to love everyone who loves Jesus".
Doctrine and denominational distinctives are NOT primary; unity is the common denominator.
Such a spirit of ecumenicism would have Catholic, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Baptist all unite together in worship and service.
Man, I can't even work with other Baptists!
THAnks Dr. Bob. Makes more sence now.
It seems the Ecumenical movement does in fact seek to merge all under one banner of agreement. But this is often done at the cost of watering down the true Gospel so that it is "acceptable" to all...I think of it as Reader's Digest Christianity...
The Greek root word means "one-house." It suggests a family who is truly related by blood. Jesus shed his blood for the salvation of the sinner, making us "brothers (and sisters) of the blood." The modern day ecumenical movement is like having the neighbors move in, and a couple of escaped convicts from the local prison, a pedofile, a street walker and throw in a couple of dogs and a cat (on the other hand forget the cat ).
The church of the Tribulation will be a "one-house" gathering of a mixed multitude ruled by the evil one, the beast of Rev 13 and led in worship by his cohort the false prophet. Praise God, we will already be raptured out of here.