Friday, March 10, 2006

World Council of Churches Continues Down Path of Gorss Heresy

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,...Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first,...

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

The Apostasy is hybridizing very rapidly and mega-exponentially!!!

(Friday Church News Notes, March 10, 2006,

- At its recently concluded 9th Assembly in Brazil the World Council of Churches demonstrated that it remains committed to the grossest of heresies. While there was much talk of a broader table that would include "evangelicals" and "charismatics," it was only talk. No one with an ounce of biblical conviction would join the WCC. The ecumenical organization has lost about 30% of its funding in the past seven years because the liberal Protestant denominations in America and Europe that provide the bulk of the money are dying. For a Bible believer, the World Council is a strange Alice in Wonderland, filled with weird nonsensical things, a place where words are given different meanings.

When the World Council speaks of "mission," it does not mean the mission of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved; it means, rather, striving for world peace, economic justice, and such. The World Council can present different faces, depending on the situation. In some third world nations such as Nepal it tries to appear more "evangelical" in theological outlook when the majority of local pastors are of that persuasion, but in other parts of the world its true liberal face is unveiled. There is probably no heresy that has not been broached within the context of the WCC. At the recent Assembly in Brazil, central committee moderator Aram I said, "The church is called to discern the signs of the 'hidden' Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit in other religions." It is obvious that this man's doctrine does not come from Scripture, which teaches us that the only "spirit" that is in pagan religions is the spirit of "the god of this world" (2 Cor. 4:4). Methodist Bishop Adriel de Souza Maia, President of the Brazilian National Council of Churches, said he wanted the WCC to counter the forces of "religious fundamentalism." One workshop at the WCC Assembly was dedicated to the Umbanda spiritist religion, which features the channeling of messages from spirits. An Umbanda priestess who called herself Mother Aguida Guiomar Pires led the workshop.

Though the mutirĂ£o workshops were "unofficial,"
all of them were endorsed by some church body related to the WCC, according to mutirĂ£o coordinator Faautu Talapusi. At a workshop on human sexuality, Erlinda Senturias, a Filipino, said any sexual act that is done with an attitude of love and respect is morally legitimate, regardless of whether it occurs in marriage. When a young Irish man in the audience asked whether it was acceptable for him to engage in sexual relations with his girlfriend, Senturias replied:

"A sexual experience is a spiritual experience; if it is done in a spirit of mutual respect and love, it is a very beautiful experience--whether you are married or not." At the same workshop George Mathews Nalunakkal, a Syrian Orthodox priest from India, warned against appealing to the Bible and objected to statements that "reflect a rather negative anthropology, where man is seen as a 'fallen' creature and sin is sexual." Desmond Tutu of South Africa said: "God is the God of all. We are too prone to excommunicate. God welcomes all of us. Today we Christians have moved a long way toward understanding that we don't have a corner on the God market. Once we said that all who are not Christians are pagans." A special plenary session dedicated to Latin America glorified the failed Marxist liberation theology dogma. Argentinian Adolfo Perez Esquivel defined the Gospel as finding answers 'in order to live in human dignity." He never mentioned Jesus Christ, but he did exclaim, "When Bush prays, God covers his ears!" There is nothing judgmental about these folk! An evening interfaith peace rally featured generic prayers to "the spirit of the universe."

Appearing on stage to lead the ceremony were a Buddhist monk, a Muslim Imam and an Anglican bishop. Representatives of each "religious tradition" played a role in offering audible prayers to "the spirit of the universe." (The quotes in this report are from online firsthand articles by the Institute on Religion and Democracy and the Presbyterian Layman,