Third European Ecumenical Assembly Gets Underway in Romania
The city of Sibiu in central Romania, which has been designated a European Capital of Culture for 2007, has become Europe's "ecumenical capital" this week as Christians from across the continent meet for the Third European Ecumenical Assembly (EEA3).
The Conference of European Churches has organised the 4-9 September meeting with the Council of European (Roman Catholic) Bishops' Conferences (CCEE), bringing together thousands of Christians from Europe's main Churches. The two church bodies combined account for almost all of Europe's Roman Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox Churches.
Archdeacon Colin Williams, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, said he hoped the meeting would "give impetus to the search for greater unity between the churches of Europe"....
AntiVaticanistAmerican wrote: I agree with "Cliff Leckey from N. Ireland". The TRUE "CATHOLIC/UNIVERSAL" Church [People/General-Assembly] of Jesus Christ is SPIRITUALLY United ALREADY [HERE on PLANET EARTH (BY ALMIGHTY GOD, THE SON, HIMSELF) AND IN HEAVEN TOO !]: So... QUESTION: Who ARE these IMPOSTERS? ! ? ! ? ANSWER: These/Those IMPOSTERS are "MYSTERY (MAGISTERIUM) BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER ('CHURCH') of HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Revelation 17:5
Hey, great job twisting scripture to mean what you want it to. Hope that works out for you.
Good question, Cliff, first you have to define who a Christian is!
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.