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World Council of Churches celebrates 60th anniversary
Gathered in a church dating from the 12th century, the World Council of Churches seemed like a relative youngster as it celebrated its 60th anniversary Sunday.
But His All Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, reminded the near-capacity congregation at Geneva's St Pierre Cathedral that the WCC has accomplished much in its six decades.
"The Council has provided an ideal platform where churches with different outlooks and belonging to a great variety of theological and ecclesiological traditions have been able to engage in dialogue and promote Christian unity, while all the time responding to the manifold needs of contemporary society," the Orthodox leader said, speaking in French....
You hit it there. You can guarantee that whenever liberal/ecumenist sorts start throwing around the word "dialogue" there's no "dia-" to it. It's a monologue where they talk, other liberals listen, and there is a liberal "union" on something unscriptural which they pretend is something other than a group of liberals being united in liberalism and denial of truths which they think aren't pluralistic enough.
I remember when the Catholics and the Lutheran Federation (or whatever it calls itself--essentially the liberal Lutherans) got together on the "Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification" and pretended like the differences weren't big, valued unity over right teaching, and so on.
I'll never forget when that happened the SBC put out a statement entitled (something like--this is a near quote) "Catholics and Liberal Lutherans Agree on Denying the Gospel."