Adventists' Ecumenical Entanglements with other Churches
Editorial | Advent MessengerPresbyterians, Seventh-day Adventists, Anglicans, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics came together to demonstrate unity and cooperation among the"body of Christ" in North Sydney. The event was to commemorate the "Walk of the Cross" that Jesus took before His crucifixion.
The local newspaper reported that leaders and parishioners from the five denominations would be walking and stopping at various places to do Bible readings, mediations and prayers along the way. The paper also reported that the walk would take place on one of the busiest streets in North Sydney.
Ritchie Robinson, pastor of St. Giles Presbyterian stated: "We deliberately go down Commercial Street in North Sydney, the front street, in order to be as public as we can about it." He also stated that this event "shows our unity as Christians." Source: http://www.capebretonpost.com/Living/2015-04-01/article-4098096/Walk-for-the-Cross-takes-place-in-North-Sydney-on-Friday/1
There is an increasing emphasis on the part of Rome to push for the unification of all denominations in order to bring about cooperation, unity of all believers; not to Christ but to Rome. These interfaith co-operations have sidetracked many of our people so that we are not giving God's final warning message to the world as found in the Three Angels' Messages. Notice what inspiration says about these non Seventh-day Adventist ministers.
"Ministers of our time give from their pulpits license to sin, in saying to the sinner, that the law of God is not binding upon man, and that it is impossible for him to keep it ... Ministers who make war upon the law of God, are gathering in their garments the blood of souls. They are working in harmony with the great rebel" Signs of the Times, January 23, 1879.
If we have the love of God in our hearts then we will have a desire to see others saved. We would warn these ministers of other faiths and do whatever it takes to see them embrace the truth that we have. We wouldn't leave them with blood on their hands. But if we unite with them in interfaith cooperation and fellowship and leave them in darkness so that eventually they are lost, then we too will have blood upon our hands.
"When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand" (Ezekiel 3:18).
May God help us to be faithful to our calling, and may we share the final warning with all people before it is too late.