Believers for centuries have been looking for the One World Government, One World Currency, and One World Religion that will come during end times. I don’t think we have to look any longer. If you will watch the news you will see that we are moving in that direction very fast. The United Nations have been working towards a One World Government for some time and now we see that the One World Currency is already in the works. While there has been a stirring towards the One World Religion for years it is now in the fast track thanks to ecumenicalism.
American Heritage Dictionary gives the definition of ecumenical as “of worldwide scope; universal; of or relating to the worldwide Christian church; concerned with establishing or promoting unity among churches or religions.”
There are two ecumenical movements currently happening.
The first is the Evangelical Movement. This is the belief that all Christian denominations must come together in unity. Organizations like the Promise Keepers and Bible teachers like Beth Moore take this ecumenical stand. An article about Beth Moore stated that, “she doesn’t get caught up in divisive doctrinal issues. In fact, she purposely steers clear of topics that could widen existing rifts between different streams in the body of Christ.” The Promise Keepers’ movement is also part of this ecumenical trend of down-playing doctrine for unity. In one Promise Keeper publication this is clearly evident: We believe that we have a God-given mission to unite men who are separated by race, geography, culture, denomination, and economics. A Promise Keeper is committed to reach beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity. And they have been successful in doing that. Promise Keepers supporters and sponsors include Evangelicals, Catholics, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians, Charismatics, and others. These groups have been divided by major doctrinal differences for many years. But now these differences are being dropped for the sake of unity. These are just two examples of many. Please tell me, if I am a Baptist who believes that salvation is by grace through faith and not of works lest any man should boast how can I worship beside a person who believes in works for salvation? This person doesn’t believe I’m even saved.
Ecumenical teaching is dangerous because it weakens the faith. Having a standard and raising up walls of separation is a way of protecting the local church from error and heretical, false teachings. Because of this Evangelical Movement of Ecumenicalism we are now seeing a larger movement in which states that we bring together not only all Evangelicals but now we bring together all religions. Billy Graham states on the “Hour of Power” show that Jesus Christ is NOT the only way to the Father. He says that Muslims, Buddhist, and even non-believers are being called of God and are a part of the body of Christ even if they do not know His name.
The teaching is everywhere. From fiction books like The Shack to radio preachers and TV Evangelist like Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyers you will find the ecumenical belief and it’s all moving us toward the One World Religion.