Confronting the top 10 threats within the church
Ecumenism of Roman Catholic & Protestant Churches

Imagine some people started a new ‘church’ and proposed to join hands with yours. Would your church accept their proposal if it learned the following about them:

They think your church is a cult.
They want your senior pastor to submit to and heed whatever their senior pastor says.
They say that another way to heaven exists besides Jesus.
They claim that their pastor can make Jesus' human flesh and blood to appear on their command.
They claim that people need to commit cannibalism on Jesus human flesh and blood once a week to be saved.

That ‘church’ already exists. It's Roman Catholicism. While its American version presents a softer face, Catholic priests in Europe still preach that all Protestant churches are cults, everyone should obey the Pope, and Mary can save us. Not only do they say the bread and wine turn into Jesus’ human flesh and blood on their command, they invite their congregants to eat Jesus’ human flesh while the priest drinks the blood. Roman Catholicism isn’t a different part of the body of Christ; it is an abomination to it, and for every Catholic who still attends mass, there are dozens who have been emotionally, spiritually and/or physically scarred and who have become resistant to anything that has to do with “church” or the misrepresented version of Jesus they have experienced.

Those who promote Protestant-Catholic ecumenism do so in the hopes of seeking strength in numbers. But strength lies in God, who only wants those who will glorify Him as He wants to be glorified. After all, He granted victory to Gideon’s army only after it had been reduced to 1% of its original size - from 32,000 to 300 - for this reason:

“The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Now therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him turn and depart at once from Mount Gilead.’” And twenty-two thousand of the people returned, and ten thousand remained. But the LORD said to Gideon, “The people are still too many; bring them down to the water, and I will test them for you there. Then it will be, that of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ the same shall go with you; and of whomever I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ the same shall not go.” So he brought the people down to the water. And the LORD said to Gideon, “Everyone who laps from the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set apart by himself; likewise everyone who gets down on his knees to drink.” And the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people got down on their knees to drink water. Then the LORD said to Gideon, “By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his place.”
(Judges 7:2-7)

What should be done?

1. Trust in the power of God instead of human headcount.

2. Join forces only with those who believe in and honor Jesus as per the bible.

3. Sever ties with all cults and sects, Roman Catholics included.