“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”—2 Timothy 3:13
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”—2 Corinthians 6:14
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”—Ephesians 5:11
“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:”—1 Corinthians 2:4
“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.”—Colossians 2:4
“…Marsha was baptized, confirmed, and married, and received her First Communion, all in about thirty minutes.
“‘I was never so happy as that day,’ she recalls, ‘and I remember telling you how extraordinary it was to take communion at last, and you spoke about Communion as coming together in an incomparable way with God…in such a complete, loving way. That was the first time I experienced it. Since then I have experienced it in so many different ways!’
“In case you wonder, this almost intuitive sense of the centrality of the Mass and Communion is far from being uncommon among prospective Catholics. Another woman, formerly an Evangelical Protestant and now an enthusiastic Catholic, says that when she was looking into the Church, she quickly realized that if she could settle ‘the issue of the Eucharist,’ then ‘eventually all the other things—the infallibility of the Pope, praying to Mary and the saints, and the rest—would fall into place.’ And they did. When you think about what Mass and Communion are, that stands to reason.”
—Good News, Bad News: Evangelization, Conversion and the Crisis of Faith
by C. John, III McCloskey, Russell Shaw p. 24
The Eucharist: Focus of the New Evangelization of the R C Church
Instead of forcing the Eucharist belief on people through threat of torture or death as in old times, (not that there isn’t still persecution for those that don’t believe as the Roman Church in some countries), the more recent plan has
been (not that it is the only plan) ecumenical—to entice separated brethren or those of different beliefs, back to the worship of the Eucharist through dialogue about things they believe in common or Common Ground thinking.
Part of the dialogue/common ground/eccumenical agenda has been to find terms and causes such as culture, worldview, family, pro-life, conservative government, “Christian” nation, morality, and values which many evangelicals (and others) can agree with.
The plan is that through dialoguing about these “good” things all can agree on (common ground), eventually, evangelicals and others will be brought into the Roman Catholic Church and their Eucharistic Jesus which is the source and summit of their belief as stated in the Roman Catholic Catechism.
One of the main emphases is making the culture moral/biblical. Putting a moral template on people, culture, or nations is not the answer God gives in his Word for man’s wicked heart. The true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ tells how He wants to rescue everyone from this evil world.
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…”
—1 Timothy 1:15
“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”—Galatians 1:4
But the ruler of the kingdom of darkness, a murderer and father of lies (John 8:44), continues to deceive people through dialog/common ground/ecumenism
to get all people everywhere to worship the Eucharist (as the real Jesus), and fall in line with the agenda of the Roman Catholic Church.
Before continuing with my series of posts on the Real Presence in the Eucharist,
I think it is necessary to stress that there really is a massive push for Eucharistic Evangelization using dialogue about beliefs held in common to bring all into the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a recent plan. Different facets of it have been in effect since the early 1900s, possibly as early as 1850s. [There has always been a plan, I’m referring to the ecumenical thrust.]
The following research is posted on my new site: Are You Aware.
There is a plan to evangelize using the Eucharist.
The Roman Catholic Catechism and the importance of the Eucharist.
How Evangelicals have come to agree with the RCC
The Roman Catholic Church believes they are the Universal Church. They are enticing people by implying all can agree on something for the good of “the Church”, but they (RCC) have no idea of ever changing their doctrine.
Did you know there have been dialogues with different church denominations going back to 1965?
Pre-Evangelicals and Catholics Together
Events before the Evangelicals and Catholics Together Document, 1992
Evangelicals and Catholics Together
Read about Bill Bright, Chuck Colson and others.
World Youth Day
223,000 registered pilgrims, including 110,000 from 170 nations officially attended WYD 2008 in Sydney Australia.
“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”—1 John 2:2
“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”—1 John 5:19
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…”