The Lord’s Church Is Distinctive

The overwhelming trend in religion today is toward ecumenism. Worldwide, politically correct culture pressures all religions to come together in unity of faith.

Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Shintoists, Mormons, and Jews are all asked to find a primitive common denominator that will allow them to become one. No one is to say the other is wrong and should change. Each has his own “truth” and it matters not if each contradicts.

Roget’s Thesaurus gives these synonyms for ecumenism: “broadness, looseness, imprecision, inexactness.” While the religious impetus is toward inexactness, truth is fixed, unalterable, and unchangeable. Truth is everlasting and cannot be altered to fit a changing world (Matthew 15:913-14Ephesians 4:4-6Hebrews 10:25James 4:4). We must not add to or subtract from God’s Word (Revelation 20:1222:18-19).

This means we will not fit in with culture, so we can expect rejection and even persecution. “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). “You will be hated by all [men] for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Mark 13:13).  —Unknown

“I am the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)

(Glad Tidings of Good Things)

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