Matthew 10:34-36 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
Speaking of Anti-Christ ‘Daniel 8:25’ “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
In 1948 the world realized that life as they knew it had to change. It is believed that 80 million people lost their lives in WWII. Leaders of the world, political and religious, made peace their goal. The Political leaders formed the United Nations and the church created the World Council of Churches. All members taught a form of Christianity. Mormons wanted to join but were rejected. Mormons are considered to be a cult the same with Seventh Day Adventists. You won’t find cults part of the membership to this day. In general church members of these congregations are not aware that they are members of the WCC.
A list of the WCC member churches The WCC is a fellowship of 350 member churches who together represent more than half a billion Christians around the world. WCC member churches can be found in all regions of the world and include most of the world’s Orthodox churches (Eastern and Oriental), as well as African Instituted, Anglican, Assyrian, Baptist, Evangelical, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Moravian, Old-Catholic, Pentecostal, Reformed, United/Uniting and Free/Independent churches, Disciples of Christ and Friends (Quakers).
What is the World Council of Churches? The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and in common life in Christ. It seeks to advance towards this unity, as Jesus prayed for his followers, “so that the world may believe.” (John 17:21) The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.
For its member churches, the WCC is a unique space: one in which they can reflect, speak, act, worship and work together, challenge and support each other, share and debate with each other. As members of this fellowship, WCC member churches: •are called to the goal of visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship; History […] When the WCC came into being at the First Assembly in 1948, there were 147 member churches. At the end of 2013, the membership stood at 345 churches. Predominately Protestant and Western in its earliest years, the WCC’s profile and identity evolved during the 1960s with the influx of many Orthodox churches from the East and newly autonomous churches from formerly colonial regions in the South. The Second Vatican Council greatly improved relations between the WCC and Roman Catholics. [Why then? Vatican II opened the Papacy to collecting all religions, including Pagan religions, like Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism etc. etc.. ] https://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches
Google Question: Is the Catholic Church part of the World Council of Churches? The largest Christian body, the Catholic Church, is not a member of the WCC, but has worked closely with the Council for more than three decades and sends observers to all major WCC conferences as well as to its Central Committee meetings and the Assemblies (cf.) Wickipedia: World Council of Churches
The WCC brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 500 million Christians and including most of the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. While the bulk of the WCC’s founding churches were European and North American, today most member churches are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific. There are now 350 member churches.
[…] Its official establishment was deferred with the outbreak of World War II until August 23, 1948. Delegates of 147 churches assembled in Amsterdam to merge the Faith and Order Movement and Life and Work Movement. This was consolidated by a second meeting at Lund in 1950, for which the British Methodist Robert Newton Flew edited an influential volume of studies, The Nature of the Church. Subsequent mergers were with the International Missionary Council in 1961 and the World Council of Christian Education, with its roots in the 18th century Sunday School movement, in 1971. […] Justice, Peace and Creation Commission Justice, Peace and Creation has drawn many elements together with an environmental focus. Its mandate is: To analyze and reflect on justice, peace and creation in their interrelatedness, to promote values and practices that make for a culture of peace, and to work towards a culture of solidarity with young people, women, Indigenous Peoples and racially and ethnically oppressed people.
Focal issues have been globalization and the emergence of new social movements (in terms of people bonding together in the struggle for justice, peace, and the protection of creation). Attention has been given to issues around: economy, environment, Indigenous Peoples, peace, people with disabilities, racism, women, youth, Relations with the Catholic Church https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Council_of_Churches
Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches […] Current goals, Areas of concern for the Joint Working Group have been the communication of the results of its studies, deliberations, and declarations to the parent bodies, the reception of its reports, and the implementation of its recommendations.
References: 1. ^ Toward Full Communion: Faith and Order and Catholic Ecumenism https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-114007340/toward-full-communion-faith-and-order-and-catholic
2.^ Reflections on the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (1965-2005) Archived 2008-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
3.^ The challenge of proselytism and the calling to common witness Archived 2008-07-09 at the Wayback Machine 4.^ From reflection to reception : challenges facing Catholic Church-WCC collaboration (Archived: 23 February 2012) https://web.archive.org/web/20120223170742/http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/v04/doc/Documents/His%20Holiness%20Aram%20I-JWG.pdf
Seventh-day Adventists, Roman Catholics and Evangelicals Sign a Historic ‘Ecumenical Charter’ that Affirms Faith in ‘One, Holy, Catholic Apostolic Church’ http://adventmessenger.org/seventh-day-adventists-roman-catholics-and-evangelicals-sign-a-historic-ecumenical-charter-that-affirms-faith-in-one-holy-catholic-apostolic-church
While Ted Wilson Preached about Sharing the Three Angels’ Message, Adventists were Celebrating Interfaith Harmony Week in Rome 2.16.20 http://adventmessenger.org/while-ted-wilson-preached-about-sharing-the-three-angels-message-adventists-were-celebrating-interfaith-harmony-week-in-rome
ONE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH. Interfaith Harmony With Papacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQeU4e-xQxc7
Pope Francis: Educational pact needs to be revolutionary https://www.romereports.com/en/2020/02/20/pope-francis-educational-pact-needs-to-be-revolutionary
Pope Francis urges Catholic educators to teach inclusive integral ecology https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-urges-catholic-educators-to-teach-inclusive-integral-ecology-94448
‘Earth Sabbath’ helps activists tend spiritual side of environmentalism https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/earthbeat/eco-catholic/earth-sabbath-helps-activists-tend-spiritual-side-environmentalism
How should Catholics respond to fears of a climate change apocalypse? https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/02/07/how-should-catholics-respond-fears-climate-change-apocalypse
Catholics urged to divulge ‘eco-sins’ during Confession as Bishops launch a new environmental campaign https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/03/catholics-urged-divulge-eco-sins-confession-bishops-launch-new
Pope Francis Proposes Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/16/while-warning-nazi-fascism-and-corporate-crimes-pope-francis-proposes-adding
Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/catechism-will-be-updated-include-ecological-sins-pope-says
Pope might make environmental destruction a sin? https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061604543
Vatican bishop: Pope’s view on global warming is as authoritative as the condemnation of abortion https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-bishop-popes-view-on-global-warming-is-as-authoritative-as-the-cond
Laudato Si — Pope Francis’s Ecology Encyclical Is Almost Here! https://thejesuitpost.org/2015/06/laudato-sii-pope-franciss-ecology-encyclical-is-almost-here
POPE SUMMONS WORLD LEADERS TO SIGN GLOBAL PACT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n31h1ACrUDA
Pope meets with Microsoft and IBM to push for ethics in Artificial Intelligence https://www.romereports.com/en/2020/01/28/pope-meets-with-microsoft-and-ibm-to-push-for-ethics-in-artificial-intelligence/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KVH2K-9W9E&feature=emb_logo
Faith is lived in community, not isolation, pope says https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2020/02/faith-is-lived-in-community-not-isolation-pope-says
Is the Pope still Catholic? http://stateofthenation.co/?p=7395
The purported head of the Catholic Church has now designated “tax cuts” as sinful behavior on a par, apparently, with stealing, lying, and adultery: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/pope-francis-taxman
Catholic School Kids Venerate An Indigenous Idol During Interfaith Worship (must see) http://adventmessenger.org/catholic-school-kids-venerate-an-indigenous-idol-during-interfaith-worship
Pope Francis: The Christian foundations for the care of creation https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-francis-the-christian-foundations-for-the-care-of-creation.html
Adventists, Muslims, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals and Pagans Gather at the “Ring of Peace” Interfaith Ceremony http://adventmessenger.org/adventists-muslims-buddhists-roman-catholics-evangelicals-and-pagans-gather-at-the-ring-of-peace-interfaith-ceremony
Protestants to take Catholic communion at Calvin’s Cathedral in Geneva on leap year day (Catholic Mass) https://www.christianpost.com/news/protestants-to-take-catholic-communion-at-calvins-cathedral-in-geneva-on-leap-year-day.html
Pope Francis meets with US Vice President Mike Pence https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-01/pope-francis-meets-united-states-vice-president.html
US Vice President Pence to Pope Francis: you made me a hero https://cruxnow.com/ap/2020/01/us-vice-president-pence-to-pope-francis-you-made-me-a-hero
The Supreme Court Should End Anti-Catholic Blaine Amendments https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-supreme-court-should-end-anti-catholic-blaine-amendments
Faith for Earth Initiative unites world religions against climate change https://www.romereports.com/en/2020/02/02/faith-for-earth-initiative-unites-world-religions-against-climate-change
Earth Day 2020 https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020
Celebration in Abu Dhabi of the 1st anniversary of the Document on Human Fraternity https://www.vaticannews.va/en/world/news/2020-02/document-human-fraternity-first-anniversary-abu-dhabi.html
The ecological significance of the Eucharist https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/faith-seeking-understanding/ecological-significance-eucharist
Inquisition was a mistake but legally justified, claims Vatican official https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1509185/Inquisition-was-a-mistake-but-legally-justified-claims-Vatican-official.html
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