Ecumenical Churches

By: Fruit Loop, Loco Latino, and Maximus Decimus Meridius

Definition of the Ecumenical Movement

  1. General, Universal
  2. interreligious or interdenominational

  3. promoting or fostering Christian unity throughout

  4. pertaining to the whole Christian Church

History of the Movement

There were many divisions and sects in the Protestant Church during the 1800s. Many Interdenominational Church organizations attempted to Unify the Church throughout the 1800's, and even into the early 1900's. Even today you still see effects of the Ecumenical movement. The "Coexist" bumper stickers you see on vehicles are actually supportive of Ecumenicalism. There are also Ecumenical churches around today still pushing for movement.

What does Ecumenicalism teach today?

  1. Unification of all religious gods or entities

  2. Equal validity for all world view and religions

P.S. A prominent organization that influences many ecumenical Churches is the World Council of Churches

What does Scripture teach concerning the modern "doctrine" of Ecumenicalism

  1. Jesus is the only way to get to God the Father-John 14:6
  2. But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.- 2nd Timothy 3:1, 8&9