In the last article we saw how dominion theology goes to an ungodly extreme. So now let’s go over Ecumenism, which is how dominionists plan to pull off their agenda. Ecumenism is the belief that all “faiths” can unite in order to reach a common goal, whether it be for pro-life, addiction recovery, etc. It claims that all faiths are valid and that there are many ways to God, despite the fact that Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (Jn.14:6).
So to get around this, ecumenists will often claim to believe in Jesus as Lord and will even say He’s the son of God. Yet, many don’t realize it’s not the Son of God the Bible portrays. For example, some religions believe Jesus became a son of God by doing good works. Some believe He was only a prophet or an angel (Heb. ch.1 totally refutes that idea). And some even leave whole Bible verses out of their translation in an attempt to hide the true nature of Jesus Christ, such as 1Tim.3:16 which says, “God was manifest in the flesh.”
Naturally, it’s easy to believe that Jesus (as a human) came in the flesh; all humans come in the flesh. Yet, to be able to also believe that Jesus AS GOD came in the flesh….now that takes enabling of the Holy Spirit! The Bible even warns that those who don’t believe this are of the spirit of antichrist (1Jn.4:3, 2Jn.7). And sometimes they’ll even say they believe it, but really be referring to their belief that everyone is a god in the flesh. This reminds me of when I unknowingly worked for an “interfaith” organization a few years ago, because they pretended to be Christian-based.
At a meeting I asked the leaders (several different times) if they believed Jesus was God in the flesh and they refused to answer. They’d only say He was the son of God. And it became clear that the “son of God” they were talking about wasn’t the Jesus of the Bible, for they confessed their approval of other faiths, which believe in a different Jesus and a different gospel. And they said they’d allow these other faiths to spiritually counsel our clients. That’s when they told me they were ecumenical, which explained why so many bad things were slipping in. And that’s when I told them I could no longer in good conscience work there or support their ecumenical agenda.
If we’re going to be faithful Christians, we must “try the spirits” due to spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph.6:12, 1Jn.4:1). And we must even be willing to leave high positions for the sake of Christ. We need to know exactly what people mean by what they say. Because even though they use the same words, it means something totally different to other faiths. Not that we have to know all the cults beliefs, but we must know enough to be able to say along with Apostle Paul, “being crafty, I caught you with guile” (2Cor.12:16). In other words, we have to be able to expose wolves in sheep’s clothing and recognize counterfeits by studying what true Christianity really is according to God’s word.
Ecumenism blurs the lines of distinction by using methods that seem religiously neutral. Prime examples are mysticism and focus upon a “higher power.” And according to this view, it can be whatever you want it to be. So if you claim yours is Jesus, you’ll still be accepted—-BUT ONLY if you accept other peoples “higher power” too……even if it’s satan!! Because the devil doesn’t mind if you serve God as long as you serve him too. But God says you have to choose one or the other (Mt.6:24, 1Cor.10:21, 2Cor.6:14-17).
Many will call Jesus Lord and do good deeds, but He will say to them “I never knew you; depart from Me ye workers of iniquity” (Mt.7:22-23). So friend, the question is……do you know the true Savior, Jesus Christ? Do you worship Him in spirit and in truth? Or are you sacrificing truth on the altar of “unity of faiths,” instead of defending unity of THE faith (Eph.4: 5, 3, 13; 1Tim.3:9, 4:1)?
Contact Lee Anne @ firstname.lastname@example.org