Ecumenism, the World Council of Churches, and the Evangelical Movement
I discovered this document while researching articles for a series of posts I am releasing concerning the Mega-Church, Seeker-Friendly, Church Growth Movement, and Purpose-Driven phenomenon which is perverting and leavening the Evangelical movement today. We are rushing headlong into the Great Apostasy, and this docement is part of the reason.
As you will discover in forthcoming posts on this site, the following document has been weaved into the fabric of the Willow Creek Ministries agenda, and has been quietly embraced by a great many churches, ministries, and Evangelical programs in North America. Please realize that the World Council of Churches are an Ecumenical organization; they deny that Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father, and they are dedicated to propogating the demonic doctrine which teaches that all spiritual paths and religions are equal in truth. They do not believe in the Bible as Absolute Truth and they believe that Biblical Christianity in its purest form is dangerous, unbalanced, and the cause of all of worldwide religious discord and violence.
Original Source from World Council of Churches: http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/interreligious/cd36-12.html
The Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders
Millennium World Peace Summit
Religious and spiritual leaders from the major religious traditions and from all regions of the world met at the United Nations in New York, 28-31 August, 2000, to pledge themselves to work for peace. They signed a “Commitment to Global Peace” and resolved to join together to address the pressing problems of conflict, poverty and the environment.
Commitment to Global Peace
Humanity stands at a critical juncture in history, one that calls for strong moral and spiritual leadership to help set a new direction for society. We as religious and spiritual leaders, recognize our special responsibility for the well-being of the human family and peace on earth.
Whereas the United Nations and the religions of the world have a common concern for human dignity, justice and peace;
Whereas we accept that men and women are equal partners in all aspects of life and children are the hope of the future;
Whereas religions have contributed to the peace of the world but have also been used to create division and fuel hostilities;
Whereas our world is plagued by violence, war and destruction, which are sometimes perpetrated in the name of religion;
Whereas armed conflict is a dire tragedy for the human lives ruined and lost, for the larger living world, and for the future of our religious and spiritual traditions;
Whereas no individual, group or nation can any longer live as an isolated microcosm in our interdependent world, but rather all must realize that our every action has an impact on others and the emerging global community;
Whereas in an interdependent world peace requires agreement on fundamental ethical values;
Whereas there can be no real peace until all groups and communities acknowledge the cultural and religious diversity of the human family in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding;
Whereas building peace requires an attitude of reverence for life, freedom and justice, the eradication of poverty, and the protection of the environment for present and future generations;
Whereas a true culture of peace must be found upon the cultivation of the inner dimension of peace, which is the heritage of the religious and spiritual traditions;
Whereas religious and spiritual traditions are a core source of the realization of a better life for the human family and all life on Earth.
In light of the above, and with a view to discharging our duty to the human family, we declare our commitment and determination: