In a time of deep religious division and tension, many American churches are joining in a fresh bid for greater Christian unity. After five years of discussion and prayer, church leaders are to meet Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif., in the official launch of an ecumenical body â€“ Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT). Its mission: "to grow closer together in Christ in order to strengthen our Christian witness in the world."
In its inclusiveness, CCT offers a striking contrast to religious dissension in the political arena. The group involves churches from all five Christian "families" â€“ Catholics, Evangelicals and Pentecostals, Mainline Protestants, Orthodox, and racial or ethnic churches â€“ and represents the broadest ecumenical fellowship ever formed in this country....
"Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." (Revelation 17:1b-6)
They should just include the whole world as one great big family like the 60's peace and love while we get high on crack and have sex and orgies on the park bench...........what a joke!
True believers are better off being autonomous.
I love the opening statement....."In a time of deep religious division and tension"......whatever, there has always been division and tension in this world and especially in religion. It's just a smokescreen of false peace in preparation for the Antichrist.
"And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the TRUTH, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie"...........................IIThessalonians 2:10,11