The first ever meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev Dr Samuel Kobia since both took up their current positions was held on Thursday 16th June, and was witnessed by a small private audience.
The two organisations have both shown their pursuit in unifying all Christians, which is seen as an encouraging step in the ecumenical movement worldwide.
Pope Benedict XVI was quoted by the Associated Press: "The commitment of the Catholic Church to the search for Christian unity is irreversible."
In his remarks, Pope Benedict XVI also assured Kobia that the church he heads is "eager to continue cooperation" with the WCC, and expressed hope that the visit had been "fruitful, strengthening the bonds of understanding and friendship between us"....
If you find yourself in fellowship with a local assembly or denomination who even acknowledges the World Council of Churches as a "Christian organization"...RUN AWAY!!
Hearken to the Apostle Paul in Romans 16:17..."Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
Romanism is the furthest thing on earth from Chrisianity, but rather is described in Revelation 17 as "Mystery Babylon and the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth."
Any true Christian will not only refuse to acknowledge this as part of the body of Christ, but will boldly proclaim his opposition to it and make every effort to convert those who are under this deception to God's truth of justification by FAITH ALONE...through CHRIST ALONE...
I never knew that the Catholic Church has ever given up on being the Big Mama of Christianity. :-( I assumed that ecumenism was part of the plan for Catholicism. Joining forces with the World Council of Churches should be even more encouragement for evangelicals to stay away from Catholicism.