SEOUL, South Korea ‚Äď Methodists representing 40 million believers in its family have come together to make a statement to the world: to never turn a blind eye to reconciliation.
Bishop Mvume Dandala, general secretary of All Africa Council of Churches, presented a strong challenge to thousands of Methodists on the third day of the 19th World Methodist Conference to make reconciliation a priority. But he reminded the Wesleyan followers that everyone has ‚Äúdifferent stories‚ÄĚ and those differences must be affirmed for reconciliation to take place.
‚ÄúThe ecumenical landscape is changing,‚ÄĚ declared Dr. Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation.
Noko spoke a day ahead of the historic ecumenical service where Methodists will officiate their signature to the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification ‚Äď an agreement signed in 1999 between the Lutheran World Federation and...
Roman Catholics are not Christians, their religious system is built upon salvation by works and they worship false gods. They don't hide these facts, this is what defines them. How could any real Christian say in his heart, "I wish to be reconciled with those people who peddle an apostate gospel and send people to hell in whole sale lots"? These methodists have absolutely no discernment and I am sure it makes the Lord weep to know of their willingness to join forces with pagan religions such as Romanism. Don't Christians read their bibles anymore? Don't they know that the ecumenical movement is being orchestrated by Satan, it is part of his end times plan. This is clearly laid out in the book of Revelation.
Well said Arnaud and Jim. If corpses could do cartwheels in their graves just imagine Wesley (Methodism) Luther (Lutheranism) Calvin & Knox (Presbyterianism) Ryle, Lattimer, Ridley, Cranmer etc (Anglicanism) etc. They would all need new headstones. I dare say that the display of dead Pontifs would be calm. Their system remains in constant flux according to who the current Vicar is.
"Noko spoke a day ahead of the historic ecumenical service where Methodists will officiate their signature to the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification ‚Äď an agreement signed in 1999 between the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church."
I thought the Methodists were returning to the Anglican fold.?
All this ecumenicalism is getting very confusing. You don't know whose who, amongst the heretics today.
I guess poor old Martin Luther is doing cartwheels in his grave.
What are the minimal requirements to consider a person a Christian?
Protestants since the Reformation, and you should say Christians since the New Testament Church. Agree on the following five principles.
A Christian believes that it is: Individual repentance, one cannot be born a Christian. It is Christ alone, no belief in works or membership in a particular human organization. Grace alone, Christ's grace is completely sufficient for our salvation -- again no church can dole it out. Faith alone, again, we cannot add to what God has given us, or Christ's sacrifice is meaningless. Scripture alone, you should see enough examples of organizations that Christians would consider cults, because they have extra biblical authority.
Finally, this is just a continuation of the ECT, and this booklet covers that quite well,