Tuesday, November 16, 2010

50 Years of Ecumenism to be Celebrated by Vatican

On Wednesday, November 17th, “the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity will hold a public commemoration to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity.”

Archbishop Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will preside. The commemoration will be attended by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus, Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury (Anglican), and Metropolitan Pergamo Ioannis (Zizioulas) of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

On 5 June 1960, Pope John XXIII established the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity. 1988 Pope John Paul II changed the name of the Secretariat to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Over the years, the Vatican Papal has guided very successful ecumenical relations with a host of churches around the world.
The theme: “Towards a new stage of ecumenical dialogue,” no doubt reflects on the forward-looking agenda of the Vatican to unite all churches and religious communities ultimately into one visible, sacramental and spiritual unity. This of course would be in opposition to God’s Ten Commandment Law.

Speaking of the United States in particular, the Book Great Controversy (p. 445) says; “When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result.”

If that is ever going to happen in the United States, there has to be a worldwide effort to promote unity based on Rome’s principles. The United States simply becomes the engine of the Papacy to enforce the vision of the Vatican in creating a single global worship as described in Revelation 13:15-17. “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

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