The Ecumenical Heresy
"Before me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior." Isaiah 43:10-11 There is a great "ecumenical" move going forth throughout the world, mainly driven by the pope of Rome who is gathering leaders of all religions together saying we all worship the same God, and that there are many paths to god so let us all join together as one. Is it true? Do we all worship the same God? Are there many paths to him? Whether or not the pope will succeed in his efforts to "make us all one," the fact remains that Christianity CANNOT be included, because the Christ of Christianity has said that there is NO OTHER WAY to the Father, BUT THROUGH HIM. “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 Read that again. That is a totally exclusive statement made by the Christ of Christianity. Stated another way: "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given among men by which we MUST be saved.” Acts 4:12 There is NO OTHER NAME. No other way. No one can access God through Allah, or through the Hindu gods, or through "the blessed virgin Mary," or through any name or person or "saint" or anyone other than the Lord Jesus Christ. If one truly understands this, then the conclusion drawn is that those following other gods or other names CANNOT access the one true God. There are NOT many ways to him, no, there is ONLY ONE way. This is the exclusivity of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is what the Scriptures reveal to be “the offense of the Gospel,” and "the offense of the Cross." If you do not believe this, then you are in opposition to the one true God. You are refusing his Word, just as Eve refused his word when Satan challenged her with, "Indeed, has God really said ....?" Then Satan gave her the lie, and she fell for it. And the rest is history. And so I ask the question: Indeed, did God really say: "I, even I, am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior." and "Before me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after me." Islam has a saying written on the mosque that sits on the Jewish Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It says, "God has no son." Hear what God has to say about that: "And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; HE WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE SON OF GOD DOES NOT HAVE LIFE." 1 John 5:12 "He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son." 1 John 2:22 Mary, the mother of Jesus did not proclaim herself as the "co-redemptrix," meaning co-redeemer, as the Catholic church teaches. It is the Roman Catholic religion that made that heretical statement about her. Mary herself called Jesus her SAVIOR. When one claims a savior, that means that person is admitting their need for a savior. Mary was NOT born without sin, and one cannot get to God through her. Those are lies fostered by the church of Rome. Friends, we are so obviously in the "last days," and one of the prophecies concerning the last days is that there will be a great "falling away," just before the Antichrist comes onto the scene. "Let no one deceive you by any means, for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first..." 2 Thessalonians 2:3 It's happening right now, before our very eyes, as the religions of the world are joining together to worship "the same god," and in doing so, they are rejecting the Word of the true God who says those other ways are heresy. Be careful whom you listen to.