The Bible is very clear about what God thinks of ecumenicalism: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you…” (II Corinthians 6:14-17) Belial means “worthlessness” and is a Biblical epithet for Satan. In the verses above the Apostle Paul is linking unbelievers with unrighteousness, darkness, and Satan. This is not saying that unbelievers are the devil but that their father, knowingly or unknowingly, is the devil. (John 8:44a “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.”) The Biblical term infidel refers not only to non-“Christian” religions but even to those that consider themselves Christian yet preach a different Gospel than what the Bible teaches (i.e. Jesus is not God, The blood is not important, salvation other than by grace through faith). Galatians 1:8 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Ecumenicalism is nothing more than Satan’s work to unite true Christians with false religions in order to make Christianity ineffective in reaching the world for Christ. Fundamentalism was the beginning of this movement. From fundamentalism Christians moved to modernism and neo-evangelicalism each movement taking churches closer to the world and false religion. “The church has become worldly and the world has become churchy.”
My friend, I am writing this article to help born again Christians to understand that we are to be a holy and peculiar people, separated unto the Lord (Romans 12:1; Ephesians 1:4; I Peter 1:15-16; Titus 2:14; I Peter 2:9). If you are not a born again Christian this will make no sense to you and most likely you will be upset by what I have said. I just want you to know that Jesus loves you and wants to make you one of His children but He hates our sins and must judge those that will not except His forgiveness through His shed blood. The Bible says it this way: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) May you let God’s Holy Spirit speak to your heart.