A video of Dr. Steven Lawson’s harsh warning of Roman Catholicism & Ecumenicalism
Once upon a time I was ecumenical, but no more. Christians must flee from this. But when a Christian stands firm on the ‘inerrant sufficient’ Scriptures, while avoiding ecumenicalism and/or religious pluralism, our ministry opportunities will be less. Below are two of my most recent experiences.
Last year I was offered a paid position with a ministry based here in California. My flesh desired that position, but before accepting it, I prayed that the Lord would either ‘close that door,’ or ‘reveal to me a reason to say no.’ About a month later, the Director mentioned that they were bringing a Roman Catholic on board, and that he would be my immediate ministry partner, and that I was forbidden to preach (or share) the Gospel with him. Bear in mind this was not a secular job opportunity, this was a “ministry” position. Needless to say, I said “no,” and I never looked back.
Last year I was asked to give an invocation at a pro-life dinner here in Southern California. When I asked the host who the keynote speaker was, she advised “Father [name snipped] a catholic priest.” Needless to say, I respectfully declined, and I never looked back.
In this video Dr. Steve Lawson gives a harsh response to those that dabble in ecumenicalism, and/or religious pluralism. And he warns of some of the many false teachings of Roman Catholicism.
As always – Ye must be born again. Christians love ‘biblically’ – repent – be salt and light – be holy – be sanctified – fear God – pray without ceasing – keep His commandments – walk circumspectly – believe in and trust Jesus – obey the Gospel – share the Gospel – preach the Gospel – contend for the faith, – hate the things that God hates, and love the things that God loves – keep the faith, work-out your salvation, and endure to the end!
Regarding protestant churches. This is my own personal conviction, I am not legislating this upon others. But after watching the ‘trends of the church’ for so many years now, I am convinced of the following. An autonomy of the local church, or an autonomous church is a better way to go. Because of denominations and associations, many local churches are peripherally attached to damaging church scandals, and their silence gives the appearance of consent. Allowing or enabling a little leaven can leaveneth the whole lump. Additionally, when a local church has to be dependent upon a denomination, or an association; that is not a sign of a healthy church. Though they are often in denial. Many protestant churches today are under a Rome-like hierarchy. A local church should not have to go to Rome to get their ecclesiastical permissions, approvals, or disapprovals. That is what local ruling Elders are for. And Rome has no authority to make changes amongst other local churches. Sure there may be some ‘fringe benefits’ to associationalism, but ‘fringe benefits’ belong to the business world.