ECUMENISM AND MISUSE OF THE NAME “CHRISTIAN”
Arthur Owiti

A Christian is simply a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ.However today that name has been misused by many so called Christian denominations for their own selfish gain.How can many denominations claim they are one thing ? How can people who have different theologies use a word that suggest one theology ?

Today All major Denominations held a prayer meeting for the coming referendum for the proposed constitution for more http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=65630
.What is interesting is that the Roman Catholic church invited all churches and denominations to gather at their headquarter church in Nairobi Holy Family Basilica.

The prayer meeting,as usual, was turned into a political rally with calls for rejection of the constitution.They declared that they are on ” upande wa Jehova ” that is the side of Jehova.

However what was most shocking was the Ecumenical tone of the meeting.From the World Council of Churches to the European based National Council of Churches to
Catholics to Pentecostals to Anglicans ad nasuem.They declared that they are ALL CHRISTIANS.But are they ..really ?

They use the name of Jesus alright but they teach teachings of Men, teachings that Jesus hates and calls sin.Jesus told the Pharisee that when they teach
the doctrines of men as God commandments they are sinning , transgressing against God.

Matt 15:1-3
Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

Jesus cannot be part of a people that reject his teachings for their own teachings.He is in the midst of those who gather in his name.

By gathering in his name one is saying that they are submitting to his authority and submission to his authority is witnessed when one
walks in his teachings and keeps his sayings.

However these denominations use his name but do not keep his teachings.can he really be in the midst of such disloyalty?

The main issue is the Ecumenical movement is just a movement that unites people when they want and divide them when they want.

When it comes tithes and offerings they love to be divided and want the people to remain in their churches and denominations.
When it comes to politics and they stand a chance of gaining they throw their differences aside for collective gain.

Doctrine and teachings of Jesus are not their concern and all they want is worldly power and wealth which shows where their heart is

These meetings of unity are increasing so as to condition the public to believe that all denominations and people that name Christ are from God when the reverse is true.

Arthur Owiti

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