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Final Statement to LCJE

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Why do you tolerate evil?

For Scripture states “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” Paul did not regard such union, with bible teachers who were leading God’s people into idolatry, as demonstrating the unity that only Christ can bring! Are you so blind that you cannot see that such a statement indicates, not only a condoning of such a union, but also praise for the same?! And that despite politically worded protestations to the contrary? When you have the General Secretary of the thoroughly ecumenical and politically motivated World Council of Churches giving an address on behalf of WCC at the third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town 2010, are you not tolerating evil? Does this not show a commitment on the part of Lausanne to pursuing reconciliation and partnership with non evangelical forms of Christianity? Do you really think that partnership, and / or fellowship, between evangelicals and Catholics demonstrates the unity that only Christ can bring?
Jesus is speaking these words to you “I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, THAT YOU TOLERATE THE WOMAN JEZEBEL, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent and she does not want to repent of her immorality.”
To the Jehoshaphats in Lausanne who share my concerns, you will not change the course that Lausanne is taking. How long will it take till you come out of it?

Reply from Mitch Glaser of Chosen People Ministries and LCJE member concerning petition.

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Mitch Glaser <mglaser@chosenpeople.com>
Sep 11 (7 days ago)

to DavidJim, me, Tuvya
My dear brother,

I do not know you but I do know David Sedaca and he has worked on our staff for much of his life.  Your comments about him are designed to harm his reputation and as president of Chosen People Ministries I must protest your sending out e mails of this nature to those who also love and respect David.  On the other hand, no one who knows David or the LCJE ( and I serve on the International Coordinating Committee) is going to accept your perspective any way.  But, I do hope you will discontinue  this campaign of trying to harm the reputation of my bother and CPM colleague, David Sedaca.
No more mass e mails please?  Please find another way to resolve your problem.
In Christian kindness,
Dr. Mitch Glaser
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SHORT STATEMENT TO LCJE, DAVID SEDACA AND MITCH GLASER
Why do you tolerate evil?
For Scripture states “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” Paul did not regard such union, with bible teachers who were leading God’s people into idolatry, as demonstrating the unity that only Christ can bring! Are you so blind that you cannot see that such a statement indicates, not only a condoning of such a union, but also praise for the same?! And that despite politically worded protestations to the contrary? When you have the General Secretary of the thoroughly ecumenical and politically motivated World Council of Churches giving an address on behalf of WCC at the third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town 2010, are you not tolerating evil? Does this not show a commitment on the part of Lausanne to pursuing reconciliation and partnership with non evangelical forms of Christianity? Do you really think that partnership, and / or fellowship, between evangelicals and Catholics demonstrates the unity that only Christ can bring?
Jesus is speaking these words to you “I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, THAT YOU TOLERATE THE WOMAN JEZEBEL, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent and she does not want to repent of her immorality.”

Reply from Tuvya Zaretsky of Jews for Jesus and LCJE member concerning petition.

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I had a reply from Tuvya Zaretsky. It reads as follows:

Tuvya Zaretsky
11:11 PM (9 hours ago)

 Recieved 3/9/2013
to me
Dear Mr. Hayworth,
Thank you for explaining that you sought and acquired my email address from a public web-site. However, now I ask that you remove this email address from all further communications of this nature.
The Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism is a network for Jewish evangelism. From time to time various members propose important missiological or theological subjects for consideration at network gatherings. A petition of this nature would be noticed, but it is up to others to pursue further discussion.
Sincerely,
Tuvya Zaretsky

 

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I replied this morning as follows:

 

Salvador Ung Hayworth <msindisi@gmail.com>
8:23 AM (6 minutes ago)

to Tuvya
Dear Tuvya,

Thank you for this. I am a little encouraged by your response but I would also like to challenge you also to raise the issue concerning the definition of the body of Christ. Just quickly let me quote your fellow LCJE member, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, concerning the Roman Catholic Church as he expounds Rev 2:18-29:
“In verses 22-23, there is a description of the judgment of Jezebel. In verse 22, the woman is to be cast into the Great Tribulation. This means that unlike the true Church, the Roman Catholic Church will go into the Great Tribulation and will play a role during that time… For now it is enough to note that as part of her judgment, the Roman Catholic Church will be cast into the tribulation period… In verse 23, the children of Jezebel, that is the adherents of the Roman Catholic Church, will suffer physical violence and death as part of God’s judgment on Jezebel.”
He lists the ten false doctrines of the RCC as:
Justification by works,
Baptismal Regeneration,
Worship of images,
Celibacy,
Confessionalism,
Purgatory,
Transubstantiation,
Indulgences,
Penance,
Mariolatry.  (Fruchtenbaum, Arnold (2004) The Footsteps of the Messiah Tustin CA: Ariel Ministries).
I am not in a discernment ministry. I am a missionary among Zulu people. I preach the gospel and I teach the word. As a missionary, and as you would also appreciate, I have the conviction that evangelism cannot be divorced from discipleship and that the two things are two sides of the same coin, which is building up God’s house. Therefore these are no minor differences and thus they affect the eternal standing and destiny of millions of souls. Therefore I urge you to consider raising this issue up yourself along with all in LCJE who would share Arnold’s convictions. I will pray for all who do so and support any notion of separation from the ecumenical enterprise. I will also respect your request and refrain from adding your email address to these circulars.
Shalom in Yeshua.
Salvador.

Submission of the Petition to LCJE concerning ecumenism.

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Today I submitted petition which had 98 signatories, having lost two due to my gracious stance toward certain members of LCJE who teach against the dogmas of the catholic church. That I promoted some of their material caused me to lose a couple of signatories. My submission email was sent to the following email addresses. 

 

leah@remember-jerusalem.org,
 tom@remember-jerusalem.org,
 info@betaisraelministries.org,
 jpj@judeusporjesus.org.br,
 info@messianictrust.org.uk,
 infos@juifspourjesus.org,
 jennie@beit-ezra.org.il,
 david@beit-ezra.org.il,
 homeoffice@ariel.org,
 celebratemessiahnz@gmail.com,
 zgonen@chosenpeople.com,
 paulandjaneyh@cmj.org.uk,
 we_are@westnet.com.au,
 Enquiry@cmj-hk.org,
 cmjcanada7@gmail.com,
 john@cmj-sa.org,
 edith@cmj-sa.org,
 Enquiries@cmj.org.uk,
 Daryl@cmj-usa.org,
 contact@cmj-france.org,
 comms@cwi.org.uk,
 kontor@israel.dk,
 cwihkg@yahoo.com.hk,
 r0330chu@so-net.net.tw,
 info@cwi.org.au,
 sgt.atkinson@gmail.com,
 office@bmja.net,
 post@frikirken.no,
 irina@evangeliumsdienst.de,
 sekl@sekl.fi,
 toronto@jewsforjesus.ca,
 montreal@jewsforjesus.ca,
 mail@jvmi.co.uk,
 prayer@jvmi.co.uk,
 info@newcovenantforum.org,
 post@israelsmisjonen.no,
 jimsibley@pascheinstitute.org,
 patmos@patmos.fi,
 tikmin@tikkuninternational.org,
 info@tzedakahministries.org,
 info@yachad.nl,
 info@jewsforjesus.co.za,
 mail@jewsforjesus.org.au,
 schulz@amzi.org,
 juhani.koivisto@sekl.fi,
 marklam99@yahoo.com.hk,
 garyh@cjfm.org,
 simchaministry@gmail.com,
 David Sedaca <david@chosenpeople.com>,
 lcjejapan@hotmail.com,
 david@ha-gefen.org.il,
 jpnremppbn@wanadoo.fr,
 australia@lcje.net,
 MitchGlase@aol.com,
 ahilsden@kkcj.org,
 tuvya.zaretsky@jewsforjesus.org,
 info@frji.org,
 kai kjaerhansen <lcje.int@gmail.com>

 

If any of them send replies I will post them on this website.

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To all who are under the Lausanne Covenant,

 

Greetings and Shalom in the name of Yeshua, our wonderful saviour and Lord. Before I begin explaining the purpose of this correspondence, I want to thank you for reading this email and ask that you prayerfully consider the contents there in. I have included my regular contacts, a list of over 200 email addresses in BCC, who I have from time to time emailed regarding the above subject. I have appended your email addresses in the address bar as they are have been gathered from your various public websites. I have more email addresses but have not included them because they were obtained privately and I did not want my readers to obtain any information that they cannot find for themselves on the internet.

 

There are a growing number of us in the evangelical camp that are deeply concerned over the growing rise of ecumenism in the evangelical camp. I have even seen ecumenical favourable sentiments within the LCJE bulletin by David Sedaca. I wrote an open letter to David Sedaca and the leadership of LCJE concerning an article he wrote in which he lauded an ecumenical gathering in Buenos Aires as demonstrating the unity that only Christ can bring. The participating Monsignor was not an attendee who was seeking the truth of the gospel but stood as a representative of an apostate form of “Christianity” with a false gospel. In what way does participation with such a leader demonstrate the unity that only Christ can bring? Does Christ bring unity with a false Gospel? Please take the time to read the following letter:

 

Open Letter To David Sedaca And The Leaders of LCJE

November 3, 2011

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Open letter to David Sedaca and the leadership of LCJE,

Greetings in Yeshua, our only saviour, mediator, redeemer and Lord. Greetings in Him whose once for all sacrifice can never be presented again and whose finished work on the cross was sufficient and complete. I am writing to you to express concern at what strongly and plainly appears to be the promotion and encouragement, the condoning of ecumenism which has been denied by David Sedaca but is clearly evident in the following correspondence.

I first wrote to David Sedaca on the 1st October, 2011 expressing concern at a couple of his reports that I had read on the LCJE bulletins. He was especially positive and recommendatory of an ecumenical meeting that he attended in Buenos Aires. My original email to him is as follows…

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From: Salvador Ung Hayworth <
msindisi@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 12:53 AM
Subject: A question concerning your articles in LCJE magazines
To: “David Sedaca>

Dear David Sedaca,

Greetings in the wonderful name of Yeshua, our only Lord and Saviour.

I am writing after reading a couple of your reports on the LCJE newsletter feb editions for this year and I believe two years ago, 2009 where you spoke of a couple of ecumenical meetings, one more ecumenical than the other. You praised the “importance” of such an event and seemed in the last February article to be promoting such unions between evangelical Christian groups and with the Roman Catholic clergy if not roman Catholicism. As you can see by my first name, I have Portuguese background, that is on my mothers side, and I can strongly and securely assert that the Roman Catholic gospel is another gospel. The dogmas of the mass, which is tantamount to idolatry as the mass is to be worshipped according to the teachings of the church, the prayers to dead saints, the rosary with it’s prayers to Mary, the pope’s present familial relationships with other religious groups plus the last pope’s acknowledgement of the legitimacy of other faiths, both the last popes and the present popes veneration of Mary and assertions of her active role as co redeemer and co mediator with Christ, their stance of antagonism against the assurance of salvation which they regard as the sin of presumption,  their view that a single man can assume the place of Jesus Christ of earth and many other things baffles me as to how you can so happily promote fellowship and participation with the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church who stand there representing their false religion without a distancing of those false doctrines. I believe that we should not split hairs over minor doctrines that do not affect ones salvation, such as when is ones view of the rapture, are tongues for today, etc but I am sure that you are aware that if one preaches a different gospel he is to be accursed and any believer who is an unrepentant idolator is to be excommunicated from the church. So why was a roman catholic clergy man who would be well versed in the doctrine of transubstantiation which is ‘idolatry in the name of Christ’ be celebrated in his participation of the ecumenical meeting? Did he distance himself from the Vatican stating that he is not in accord with the dogmas of Rome that I have highlighted? Is he fighting against his own church concerning those essential doctrines that Rome contradicts of our faith? Is this man denying the idea of the pope being the vicar of Christ and forbidding prayers to the dead in the catholic churches. I do not think so or the Catholic Church would have defrocked him. Even if he had publically rejected catholic heresy I find it strange that you did not try to distance yourself from the ecumenical movement and state that you do not accept roman Catholicism as a genuine and biblical form of Christianity. Such unity is not that which Jesus prayed for when He prayed for those who would believe through the apostles’ word. Thus true unity can only come when we hold to apostolic truth as contained in the new testament scriptures and not through compromise with proponents of a different gospel. I am much grieved by such ties. It is as if churches that were so pure have fallen down with the best. We need to have both love and truth and may our love abound between ourselves, but not at the expense of biblical truth. Please my brother make a stand against the ecumenical movement. Make a stand against unity with the church of Rome. Make a clear stand such as our brother Arnold Fruchtenbaum makes that the Roman Catholic Church is a false church and it’s doctrines are unbiblical.

I urge you in the name and love of Christ to publically refute ecumenicism with Roman Catholic clergy and churches and to promote biblical unity among evangelicals.

Y’varechechah Adonai baShem Yeshua

Salvador Ung Hayworth

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David Sedaca did not extend me the courtesy of a reply to questions that were asked in all sincerity. Therefore I emailed him again but this time with a small number of witnesses. That email was as follows…

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On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Salvador Ung Hayworth <msindisi@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear David Sedaca.
 
Greetings in the name of our Lord Yeshua,
 
I write concerning an email I sent you on Sat October the 1st of this year. I had concerns about your reports in the LCJE reports that I have been reading. I did not want to press you for a quick response as I am sure that you are busy. However, I would have thought that by now I would have had a response from yourself. I hope it was an error of your email provider which possibly placed my email to you in the spam box. However, I resend the email with other people as recipients to be witnesses that I have tried to contact you and ask you concerning this issue as I am eager to hear from you. I also included a few people in LCJE to be in on this correspondence too. I wish to know your view on ecumenical unity and whether you will relent and will state on the next issue of the LCJE newsletter that you are not into ecumenical unity with the Roman Catholic Church OR clergy and that you did not mean to portray this in your reports. Please read the email I have posted below for your fresh perusal.
 
I eagerly await your response.
 
In Yeshua,
 
Salvador Ung Hayworth

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This time David Sedaca did extend the courtesy of a response but denied that he had ever promoted ecumenism in any form. This led me to think that I had contacted the wrong David Sedaca for it was very clear from David Sedaca’s report in Bulletin 95 that we was promoting an ecumenical meeting. David Sedaca’s response is as follows…

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On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 2:16 PM, David Sedaca <> wrote:
Dear Salvador,
You are probably mistaken, as I do not recall ever having written any reports arguing or promoting ecumenism in any shape or form. Are you sure you are addressing your concerns to the right person?
David 

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Thinking that surely it was impossible to have two David Sedaca’s in the same ministry, ‘chosen people ministries’ but not wanting to call Mr David Sedaca a liar I took him at his word and responded with the following email:

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On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Salvador Ung Hayworth <msindisi@gmail.com> wrote:
Sorry David,
 
I presumed you were the David Sedeca of Chosen People Ministries who had the following email address 
, Latin American Coordinator of LCJE. I post the other email address above so that my questions may be answered.
 
I this time attach a copy of the main problematic report within the LCJE Bulletin Issue 95, Feb 2009. The pages that glorify an ecumenical meeting and in the context of ecumenical unity with Roman Catholic Clergy this indicating the “unity that comes through Jesus”? are Pages 13-14 and I quote:
 
“An ecumenical gathering
 
The first was an ecumenical gathering organized by the Messianic Jewish community of Buenos Aires on October 20, 2008.

The event took place at the “Beit Sar Shalom Center,” and the main speakers were the Roman Catholic Archbishop, Monsignor
Luis Alberto Rivas of Saint

Joseph Basilica…
 
Monsignor Rivas opened, speaking on the topic of “The Eternal Hope For All Believers.”…

 
 
In addition to the importance of having such a high ranking Archbishop of the Catholic Church…
 
The event was reported by the secular media and was attended by the major news agencies, who reported on the significance of having

Catholics, evangelicals, and Messianic Jews coming together celebrating with choirs and music the unity that comes through Jesus.”

As you can see this “Annual Report 2008 for LCJE Latin America” By David Sedaca, LCJE coordinator for Latin America, of Chosen People is promoting ecumenism with Roman Catholic Officials as important and speaking of our unity in Messiah. I hope that an LCJE conference in Latin America will not follow suite. Nothing was said that such ecumenism is a betrayal of our Lord Yeshua. I only ask if the other David Sedaca of chosen people ministries can answer my questions especially concerning for the fact that in LCJE Bulletin issue 103, Feb 2011(page 4) he is still calling for unity and building bridges and not walls, which when compared to the 2008 report would indicate an inclusion ecumenical unity with Roman Catholic clergy. Have I missed something? Have I missed a report where David Sedaca has highlighted the need to refrain from ecumenical unity with Roman Catholic churches and from Roman Catholic Clergy representing the Roman Catholic Church? 

David Sedaca’s answers will be very much appreciated in this regard.

May Adonai richly bless you,

Salvador Ung Hayworth
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David Sedaca, in his following email denied that this was a promotion of ecumenism and responded as follows…

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On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 5:26 PM, David Sedaca <> wrote:
I reported what the Beit Sar Shalom in Argentina did. We have no opinion neither any saying in th the of programs that an indigenous ministry in Argentina does. I reported, I neitherr condone nor condem. This is the end of the story. For further inquiries write to the editor of the LCJE
David Sedaca
 

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I believe it is evident that David Sedaca was not being honest with his reporting and was being evasive and because of this I sent him the last personal correspondence with more people listed as recipients to act as witnesses, which reads as follows:

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From: Salvador Ung Hayworth [mailto:msindisi@gmail.com
Sent: 26 October 2011 12:31 PM
To: David Sedaca; Kai Jaer-Hanson  Cc: Arnold Fruchtenbaum; Mark van Niekerk; Moriel Bloemfontein; Knut Hoyland; Alan MacKenzie; Perry Trotter; Jacob Prasch; mike oppenheimer; Al Dagger; Deborah Dembroski; Light For The Last Days; Discernment Ministries – Jewel Grewe; Jackie Alnor; James Sundquist; bob mitchell; Carol Campion; Nigel Nicholson; Sally Oppliger; Philip Powell; CLAUDE T. STAUFFER; Geoff Toole; john higgins


Subject: Re: A question concerning your articles in LCJE magazines
 
Dear David Sedeca and Kai Kjaer-Hanson,
 
I greet you in the wonderful name of our Messiah and Saviour Yeshua.
 
I write again concerning all of the information written below in the various emails below. I praise the fact that more evangelical believers are seeing the need to have a more positive and proactive participation regarding the evangelisation of Jewish people. I strongly and wholeheartedly condemn replacement theology. It is a most wicked heresy. The subject of Israel’s election is one of my passions, though not displacing my passion for Yeshua Himself nor the great commission to all nations. I applaud the contribution LCJE and its affiliates have made towards this end, and yet I have been troubled concerning what I see as the recommendation of Ecumenism in the LCJE Bulletin. I saw no warning of the automatic danger of working alongside Roman Catholic Clergy or Roman Catholic Churches but rather the praising of such initiatives even going so far as to hoping that LCJE would have their own conference in this vein in Latin America in the near future. This report to all intents and purposes was condoning an ecumenical meeting.
 
David Sedeca, you wrote that you were merely reporting on an ecumenical meeting not condoning or condemning it. Yet to the contrary your report did not remain neutral for one cannot be neutral on such an issue. You either acknowledge the ligitmacy of such an ecumenical meeting with a Roman Catholic Official as key speaker or you reject such a meeting as not maintaining the unity that is to be found in the Biblical Jesus but maintaining instead a false unity that brings evangelicals together with those who represent a church of idolatry (in the mass and in the veneration of images), of necromancy (with prayers to the dead), of a false gospel (that believes in Mary as co-mediator and co-redemptress with Christ), and the list can go on. In Rev 2:20 Jesus has this against the Church of Thyatira, that she tolerated the woman Jezebel, who called herself a prophetess, and she taught and led Yeshua’s bondservants astray so that they committed immorality and ate things sacrificed to idols. You should not even tolerate such meetings but instead you spoke in glowing terms of such a meeting saying that it was important to have such a high ranking archbishop in the Roman Catholic Church participating and you said of such a meeting of ”Catholics, evangelicals, and Messianic Jews coming together celebrating with choirs and music the unity that comes through Jesus.”
 
As you you know, the WCC, LCWE and the LCJE are intimately involved with each other. Two of the three groups are openly ecumenical with Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, addressing the 3rd LCWE. He said to the 3rd LCWE in Cape Town 17 Oct 2010 that he was honoured to be there with a delegation from the World Council of Churches and to greet them on behalf of this global fellowship of Orthodox, Protestant, Old Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal member churches. Mr Kjaer-Hanson, it is of the LCWE that LCJE grants it is highest recommendation and count themselves as part of the Lausanne family. My brothers, WCC and LCWE has started and rapidly continues into the depths of compromise with ecumenical unity which is not Christ’s unity but a unity that is demonically inspired.
 
Mr Sedaca and Mr Kjaer-Hanson, I beg you not to speak of such ecumenical meetings with such favour. Please answer me that LCJE will not get involved with any unity or partnership with Roman Catholic Churches or Officials representing that false religion. Please answer me that David Sedaca will put out a public statement of apology for giving the impression that he promotes ecumenical gatherings with Roman Catholic Officials and that LCJE promises it will never entertain, endorse or participate with Roman Catholic Officials or churches in such meetings or in evangelism. As I wrote in a previous email, see below, if it was a minor doctrinal difference such as the timing of the rapture or whether tongues are for today etc there would be no need for me to write. But Roman Catholic Officials represent a Church that preaches a false gospel and Paul writes in Galatians that all who preach a different gospel are to be accursed.
 
I have included some more people of trustworthy ministries that I respect to witness our correspondence to one another. You cannot see my heart through an email, God does. I send you this email with all sincerity of heart in the truth of the Gospel and of concern for people that would be lead into ecumenical compromise through reports or writings that promote such ecumenical gatherings.
 
Please,
 
I await your further response.
 
 
Shalom baShem Yeshua,
 
 
Salvador Ung Hayworth. 
 

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In light of this email correspondence with Mr Sedaca, I appeal to the leaders of LCJE in the holy name of Jesus, our only saviour, our only redeemer, our only mediator, the only one whom we should pray through, if you fear the Lord and honour His word and the purity of His gospel, I appeal to you to turn from promoting such ecumenical meetings, to make a stand against it and to give your readers guarantees that LCJE will not participate in partnerships or meetings that bring evangelical churches together with catholic churches or the clergies that represent those churches. Yes, reach Catholics and turn them away from the veneration of Mary, from praying the rosary, from praying to dead saints, from the idolatry of the mass. But please do not tolerate the woman Jezebel as if this demonstrates the unity that Messiah brings! Should we take Christ’s members and join them with harlots?! Rather we should come of from them and be separate says Adonai. Then Adonai will receive us and we will be sons and daughters to Him and He will be a Father to us.

I look forward to your response. Although this is an open letter, and I will be publicly posting it on the Internet, I give you assurances that I will also circulate and publicly post your response to me.

May the Lord guide us into all the truth,

Shalom baShem Yeshua

Salvador Ung Hayworth

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Mr Sedaca’s response was unsatisfactory. He avoided a stance against ecumenism and did not apologise for his favourable comments regarding ecumenism. The response from the LCJE leadership to my email has been a deafening silence. I am not saying that all the members of LCJE are ecumenical. I know that Arnold Fruchtenbaum, a man who I respect for many of his teachings, has written against the idolatry of the mass on numerous occasions and is not himself an ecumenist. I am saying that the Lausanne family is ecumenical (please read my articles below as to my conclusion) and though the covenant may be open to interpretation it is clear enough for anyone to gain the distinct impression that the body of Christ is seen as including non evangelical forms of “Christianity”. This is highly troubling for many of us who do not want to have any part of the ecumenical movement yet feel strongly about God’s chosen people, Israel, and their salvation. I have written a petition requesting that LCJE make a strong stance against ecumenical participation. The opening statement of the petition reads as follows:

 

Dear LCJE, in regards to the open letter written to David Sedaca and to your organisation which can be read at the following public website www.lausannecje.wordpress.com we as Christians from various evangelical churches and ministries, as believers who hold that the purity of the gospel should be held without any compromise with those groups and ministers who hold to a different gospel, call on the LCJE to publically correct its promotion of ecumenism in its bulletin (as promoted by David Sedaca in bulletin number 95 – as addressed in the open letter). We also request the public denunciation of ecumenicism and request guarantees that LCJE will not engage in any ecumenical partnership or unity or meetings with Roman Catholic congregations or with Roman Catholic Officials or clergymen. For the love of the Truth of the Gospel we appeal to you to make a stand for the Lord requires it of you. Shalom in Yeshua.”

 

 

Among those who have signed the petitions are the following Ministry leaders:

 

Ruth Nessim – CJF missionary in Israel. http://www.cjfm.org

 

Mark Van Niekerk – Hazorim. http://www.hazorim.org

 

James Jacob Prasch – Director of Moriel Ministries international.

Keith Parker – Prayer for Israel

Geoffrey Toole – Moriel Missions Japan.

Alan Mackenzie – Road to Recovery Christian Fellowship.

Roger Winter-Smith – Stroud Green Christian Assembly

Chris De Wet – Moriel Ministries Bloemfontein

Jackie Alnor – Rapture Ready Radio presenter of Apostasy Alert programme.

Pastor Marco Quintana – Community Church of Devore

Scott Brisk – Moriel Be Alert

Cecil Andrews – Take Heed Ministries

Felipe Diez – Reforma Ministries

Pastor David Royle – Moriel Missions Southern Africa

Martin Emerson – Light in the Darkness

 

If making such a public stance, and qualifying LCJE’s interpretation of the Lausanne’s covenant to exclude ecumenism, is not possible if they are to remain within the Lausanne family then maybe it is time for LCJE to remove itself from the Lausanne family. I myself have been criticised for being too soft on Arnold Fruchtenbaum other guys within LCJE who I have shown respect and count as biblical. I regard them as good guys. I lost my brother’s name on the petition due to my “gracious” stance. But I would rather hold out a challenge to LCJE members then writing off people. But if LCJE will not make such a stance and guard itself against ecumenical compromise and acceptance of the ecumenical agenda, then maybe it is time for those who are not ecumenical within LCJE to withdraw their membership?

 

I welcome any comments from any of you I will publish on the www.lausannecje.wordpress.com website unedited. We are living in the last days and evangelism is imperative for us in the body of Christ. The Gospel is indeed to the Jew first and also to the Greek. But discernment is also a major imperative and we need to be separated from false teaching and a different gospel, such as that espoused by Rome. It will not do to link hands and pretend that the Eucharistic adoration is not a point of division. This is not about minor differences. It will not do to tolerate unifying with a Church system that institutionalises idolatry. We also need to keep the love between brethren as we abide in the true gospel away from the ecumenical context. Faithfulness to the Lord is more important than ministry opportunities that may arise from being part of an ecumenical network.

 

I humbly beg you to consider the articles and petition attached.

 

Ani rotseh she y’verechechem Adonai be’emeth.

Concerning Ecumenism? The people speak!

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Concerning Ecumenism? The people speak!

Ecumenism is not a side issue. It is a matter of utmost importance that we resist the tide. Below are some of the people who have signed the petition to call Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism to renounce their ecumenism and to guarantee their abstinence from any ecumenical partnerships. They are all from different churches and ministries but that are all united in this belief that Ecumenism is a danger to the body of Christ.

Some of the Signatories of the Petition:

Ruth Nessim – CJF missionary inIsrael. http://www.cjfm.org

3/9/2013 Name removed as person sees this petition as inconsistent.

James Jacob Prasch – Director of Moriel Ministries international.

Keith Parker – Prayer for Israel

Geoffrey Toole – Moriel Missions Japan.

Alan Mackenzie – Road to Recovery Christian Fellowship.

Mark Van Niekerk – Hazorim. http://www.hazorim.org

Roger Winter-Smith – Stroud Green Christian Assembly

Chris De Wet – Moriel Ministries Bloemfontein

Jackie Alnor – Rapture Ready Radio presenter of Apostasy Alert programme.

Pastor Marco Quintana –Community Church of Devore

Scott Brisk– Moriel Be Alert

Cecil Andrews – Take Heed Ministries

Felipe Diez – Reforma Ministries

Pastor David Royle – Moriel Missions Southern Africa

Martin Emerson – Light in the Darkness

Dion Gary Knoesen – OfDiscipleship Ministries South Africa

John E Young – Pastor of Sulam Ya’aqov Messianic Fellowship

Geoffrey Farnell – Pastor of Ainsdale Evangelical Church

HERE ARE WHAT THE SIGNATORIES HAVE TO SAY:

Keith Parker

The danger of ecumenical involvement has been apparent to me for many years. I sincerely hope that LCJE and all other evangelical Christian ornanizations will be careful not to be involved with the Church of Rome…

I find it truly astonishing that Bible-Christians can accept Roman Catholicism as a legitimate expression of real Christianity. They seem to ignore the fact that the RC organization itself regards Protestants as outside the true church. They want us to accord to them what they will not accord to us.

Ruth Nessim

Comments: Do not leave the Reformers to have died in vain.Rome does not change its spots!

Kevin McKenna

Comments: I was saved by the Grace of God out of deathly clutch of Roman Catholicism. I join all those that stand against her false doctrine.

3/9/2013 Name removed as above person sees this petition as inconsistent.

Geoffrey Toole

Comments: Ecumenism is a subtle deception. If we do not take a strong stand against it, we will end up promoting it.

3/9/2013 Name removed as person sees this petition as inconsistent.

Lina Diquattro

Comments: “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment…” – Phillipians 1:9

Tony Beasley

Comments: Open message to accompany my petition signature I support the principle and therefore sign this petition, because I oppose New Evangelicalism’s un-Biblical compromises. The Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE) is an integral part of the Lausanne Movement along with the sister group LCWE. These are very problematic for the Evangelical cause. WhereRome and Theological Liberalism could not gain acceptance by the direct approach upon Evangelicals, a counterfeit movement sprung up which called itself the New Evangelicals. They were so theologically broad and inclusive that they became an adversary to historic Evangelicals, whilst finding much common ground with the classic Ecumenical apostates. Eventually the prefix, ‘New’ was dropped and they went back to calling themselves Evangelical which although being a gross misnomer, allowed them to absorb themselves into the real thing, all the while carrying with them the corrosive perversions of Modernism that wrecked so many denominations in the late 19th century. There are many groups in this Liberal Evangelical Movement and the entire Lausanne Organisation typifies this ‘evangelical Trojan horse’. In a short time since 1980 LCJE has gained itself an ignominious résumé; not a surprise for a Liberal Evangelical organisation. (Work that one out if you can). However can a New Evangelical organisation vote against its own Neo-Evangelical principals and yet not have to disband? It seems very unlikely. It must be recognised that the LCJE is not an Evangelical organisation (in the correct meaning of this word). Therefore we may be asking the impossible of them. Would we say the same toRome , keep your structure and just reform your doctrines? “Semper Eadem” Comes the reply …… How so LCJE? The urgent alarm call to LCJE members and friends is: “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” Rev 18:4 The future of the Messianic movement hangs in the balance – PRAY!

Tony Piche

Comments: Ecumanism is a doctrine of man NOT God’s. Their is 1 God above all other God’s and That is the God of Israel. I petition LCJE to obey the Word of God rather than man, and disown the belief that there are many pathways to God. He declared their is only 1 (One).

Jeannot Floor

Comments: When Christ spoke of the Jews, He did not mean the Pharisees – please be not one of them and therefore seek the Lord your Yahweh with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul first. “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.” (Titus 3:10) – you have obviously been warned many times, therefore for the last time: repent and be warned, for the Lord will turn His back on you also!

Leslie Crickmay

Comments: Jesus says that he who believes upon Him HAS eternal life. (John 3:36; 5:24; 6:47). The Popes disagree. The Roman church has a different gospel which teaches the exact opposite of what Jesus promised. Who will you believe?

David Horsfall

Comments: 2 Cor 6 (i) Light can not have fellowship with darkness”, (ii) Can not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers e.g. ecumenicals, liberals or catholics in the LCJE; (iii) For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness = e.g. those that have compromised themselves; (iv) What communion hath light with darkness = Those who have compromised the gospel message; those in LCJE that are not even saved; those in LCJE that are from the catholic religion; those in LCJE that are liberals, have created an apostate mixture: a church (movement) that is not chaste (v) What concord hath Christ with Belial = the emerging church and the apostate whore of the Roman Catholic Church. If God is the same and never changes, then the same standard of purity, holiness is still required of Born believers today. No fellowship with whoredoms has Hosea points out. Is not LCJE has become a mixture of harlotry, as it was in days of old, polluting God’s congregation, Yeshua’s body with ‘leaven’. Yeshua warned His disciples to beware of leaven of the Pharisees, beware of deceivers coming in among, perverting the gospel, perverting true fellowship of the Saints. The God of Israel who gave Torah, also said in 2 Cor 6:17 COME OUT from them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. God says the same thing in Deutromony 23:14.So, if you profess to love God, love Yeshua love Torah, Love The Word of God, then you will realise just how much the LCJE grieves his Rauch HaKodesh, by remaining in this ungodly mixture. For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee. He is the same God who requires chastity. COME OUT of this unchaste movement David Horsfall

Chris De Wet

Comments: Ecumenism is for the undiscerning and unlearned or disobedient.

Linda De Wet

Comments: The Bible very clearly does not support eccuminism. One reference is Psalm 2.

Johan Du Toit

Comments: Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Louis Ferreira

Comments: May Yashua open your hart David

Jackie Alnor

Comments: Bulletin #95 – 95? Where did I see that before – Luther comes to mind. The official position of the Roman Catholic Church is that they are the one and only true church. If you don’t agree with that, please don’t cozy up to her – she is not for you.

Sam Yassine

Comments: The Lord Jesus never ‘sat on the fence’.. and neither should His Disciples concern The Gospel

Mr Leslie Wood

Comments: Touch not the unclean Thing

Scott Brisk

Comments: Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14

Cecil Andrews (‘Take Heed’ Ministries)

Comments: Details of 3 public debates in Ireland on ‘The Eucharist’ in which I shall be participating in May 2012 (DV) can be found on this link http://www.takeheed.net/Take_Heed_2011/Ministry_Updates/Review_Letter_December_2011.htm

Stacey Dames

Comments: It is on behalf of the true saints in the Lord Jesus Christ I speak, and also for His Word which endureth forever. Every true and faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ is to adhere to His truth and not man made doctrines.Rome preaches and teaches a false gospel with a false christ along with heavily encouraged works salvation. We as brothers and sisters in the Lord cannot and should not tolerate any media; whether it be television, books, movies, etc., that is contradictory to the Word or worse yet, promotes pagan rituals and traditions and attributes such blasphemy to the Lord. The Lord will not be mocked and all those engaging in the smallest amount of poison and mixing with truth are continuingBabylon andConstantine’s hybrid mixture of Christian paganism. Only a small amount of anthrax is needed to kill the body. How much more the soul? Even less. Eternity of hell awaits those who believe these wicked doctrines and yet many go to death’s door believing they have heard and know the truth. Hence the difference between having a relationship with Father God and mother church.Motherchurch is sending millions to hell and it is our duty as Bible believing and practicing Christians to take a stand against the ever pervasive, subtle new age universalism hiddenly disguised in ecumenicalism. If the truth can be mixed with lies and called truth and then defended by apostates as truth, then we enter a whole other realm called relativism. Another introduction by satan into this new age ecumenicalism. Christians are to stand for the truth of the Gospel always and forever, never compromising, never bending or twisting the truth, never adding to or taking away to make it politically correct and never ever are we to sit at the table of Baal and call it God. Ever. Stand for truth or fall for lies!

Felipe Diez

Comments: I, Felipe Diez, of Reforma Ministries, sign this petition against any ecumenical or interfaith relations with the Roman church

Pamela Manard

Comments: We are told in Scripture to mark and avoid those who teach unsound doctrines – NOT to embrace them!!! Let us Hold fast and contend for THE Faith once and for all delivered to us by the Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles as we are instucted to do (i.e. Jude 3; Gal.1:8,9; 1Tim. 6:3-5;21; Rom.16:17)

Catherine Mitchell

Comments: “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:3 — The cry is “unity” for peace….but there can be no unity with error for that compromise God will not bless. By this I do not condemn individuals in error, I speak against the error itself.

PS David Royle

Comments: You canot stand with a different gospel, a gospel that is no gospel at all

Reginald Uka

Comments: In Amos 3:3; it states can two walk together except they be agreed? And in 1cor.6:14-18 and in Rev.18:4; all warned Christians not to fellowship with false Christianity, that worships the creatures rather than the creator who is blessed who is blessed for ever, amen, Roman 1:25; it also warned believers in Yeshua of a false Christianity not engaging with a religious system that forbade marriage to their ministers, the practice of celibacy is of the devil, no wonder that this religious prostitute has scandals of scandals,as their priest, have been found to abuse wives,daughters of their parishioners. Engaging in paedophilicity,and priests involved in homosexual activities with minors,and alter boys, 1 Timothy 4:1-3. Christians are forbidden by Christ the Lord,not to call anyone father,because you have one father in heaven, and not to call anyone master or Rabbi because you have one master and a Rabbi, Christ the Lord, but this false religious system calls their priest fathers, and the top guy the Holy father. In the High priestly prayer of Christ to His father before He was crucified, Christ called the father in heaven, Holy Father in John 17:1-26. But this false religious system usurped this protected title of our Father in heaven to a mortal man that has breath in his nostril and also claimed to be infallible. This religious system also violates God’s command not to worship idols,graven images,and icons of dead saints, as against the bible in exodus 20: 3-5. This religious institution also claimed that their top bishop is the vicar of Christ the Lord. This is far from truth, the Holy Spirit is Christ vicar on earth as in John 16:7-8; 9-11. It is the blessed Holy Spirit that Christ sent on the feast of shavua or Pentecost is Christ’s vicar and representative not this man that protects child monsters,paedophil and sexual perverts mascurading as godly men. In retrospect, the above are sufficient ground to avoid fellowship with a system that violates the holy bible, and our blessed redeemer words. There are other reasons, but time and space made this difficult. I want to thank the Lord Jesus Christ who rescued me from this false, pseudo Christianity, hence, I am sounding out alarm to avoid her if you do not want to end up in flames in hellfire. Sincerely, Reginald Uka.

Chris Saunders

Comments: They will know we are Christians by our love for each other, we do not need to be herded together, we are free. If the Son makes you free , you are free indeed.

Dusty Gallagher

Comments: Ten periods in history witnessed the brutal persecutin of born again beleivers at the hands of the popes. Ratsinger has recently reaffirmed the RCC’s right / obligation to Kill heretics. That would be myself and thousands of Bible beleiving Christians who defy the popes’ claim to ” ruler of all things spiritual and temporal.” For a historically accurate and doctinally correct view of the same, please read Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. Jesus is Lord come in the flesh…and his name is NOT ratsinger.

Dion Gary Knoesen Of Discipleship Ministries South Africa

Comments: I sign my name in complete surrender and obedience to God!

These people were willing to make a stand. Will you? We are hoping to have this petition printed out over the next few months and given to David Sedaca and to the leaders of the Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism. If you would like to make your voice heard please sign the Petition at the following link:

www.ipetitions.com/petition/lcje

May the Lord richly bless you,

Shalom in the name of Yeshua,

SalvadorUng Hayworth

Where is the Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism heading?

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In 1989 the second Lausanne congress took place in Manila. Out of the congress came the document termed, the Manila Manifesto. Although there is much to be commended in the document yet it does raise questions also.

On page 14 we read, “Our reference to “the whole church” is not a presumptuous claim that the universal church and the evangelical community are synonymous. For we recognize that there are many churches which are not part of the evangelical movement. Evangelical attitudes to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches differ widely. Some evangelicals are praying, talking, studying Scripture and working with these churches. Others are strongly opposed to any form of dialogue or cooperation with them. All are aware that serious theological differences between us remain. Where appropriate, and so long as biblical truth is not compromised, cooperation may be possible in such areas as Bible translation, the study of contemporary theological and ethical issues, social work and political action. We wish to make it clear, however, that common evangelism demands a common commitment to the biblical gospel. Some of us are members of churches which belong to the World Council of Churches and believe that a positive but critical participation in its work is our Christian duty. Others among us have no link with the World Council. All of us urge the World Council of Churches to adopt a consistent biblical understanding of evangelism.”

What is apparent is that in 1989 the Lausanne movement was divided over the issue of ecumenism. Some wanted to stay well clear of it and others believed it was a Christian’s duty to be involved in order to maintain the unity within the “whole body of Christ”. What is clear is that at this stage the Lausanne Movement regarded the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches as part of the body of Christ, albeit recognising that theological differences with evangelicalism would prohibit in participation with those churches in any official evangelism. However when one accepts Roman Catholism or the Orthodox churches as legitimate expressions of Christianity it will just be a matter of time till ecumenical compromise sets in.

Though Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism may repudiate any allegation that they are in partnership with the Vatican, as we saw with the open letter to David Sedaca, the idea of ecumenical unity has been praised and promoted. David Sedaca literally stated that an ecumenical meeting between evangelicals and Catholics demonstrates the unity that only Christ can bring! This is highly dangerous for it only serves to encourage ecumenism while most of orthodox evangelicalism sits by quietly without calling him to account. In the petition I have drawn up I have gratefully received 82 signatures but 82 people is a very small number. In the Lausanne Bulletin 103, February 2011, the same David Sedaca that spoke of ecumenism with Roman Catholics and evangelicals demonstrating Christ’s unity, stated the following, “We may receive opposition from the church. Some churches may have a distorted view of what we are doing, but let’s build bridges, not walls. We are all part of the Body of Messiah. We are all part of the church. Our role is not isolation, but integration that respects our uniqueness and calling. There may be problems within Jewish evangelism…. Today we are confronted by strange theologies (Ephraimites, Talmudists, strong charismatics, personality cults), so we must take a stand for what we believe- otherwise we have believed in vain.”

When Mr Sedaca was challenged to make a stand against the Roman Catholic Church and put right his recommendation of the ecumenical meeting he promoted with praiseworthy language he refused to make a stand against the false gospel of Rome. Brethren, does this not concern you or shake your confidence in this man and the organisation he is representing? As Mr Sedaca wrote this report after his recommendation of ecumenism one can only assume that when he states that we are all part of the Body of Messiah he is including Roman Catholic Churches also. So do we need to build bridges?

Since the second Lausanne Congress in Manila 1989 the third Lausanne Congress took place in Cape Town in 2010. The document that came out of this was called the Cape Town Commitment. On page 3 of the Cape Town commitment it states, “While we speak and write from the evangelical tradition in The Lausanne Movement, we affirm the oneness of the Body of Christ, and gladly recognize that there are many followers of the Lord Jesus Christ within other traditions. We welcomed several senior representatives from several historic churches of other traditions as observers in Cape Town, and we trust The Cape Town Commitment may be helpful to churches of all traditions.”

It seems the gap is lessening. Where as the Manila Manifesto claimed that cooperation in evangelism would not be possible with non evangelical forms of Christianity though Lausanne assert that the Body of Christ is wider than the evangelical tradition and clearly intimated that it accepted that the wider body of Christ included the Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions. But in The Cape Town Commitment we read on page 19, “We urgently seek a new global partnership within the body of Christ across all continents, rooted in profound mutual love, mutual submission, and dramatic economic sharing without paternalism or unhealthy dependency.”

On page 44, though there is a repudiation of the prosperity gospel as unbiblical, nothing is stated about the false gospel of Rome which is extremely dangerous when one looks at what they say under the section entitled, “IIF – Partnering in the Body of Christ for unity in mission.”

“1. Unity in the Church.

A divided Church has no message for a divided world. Our failure to live in reconciled unity is a major obstacle to authenticity and effectiveness in mission.

a) We lament the dividedness and divisiveness of our churches and organizations. We deeply and urgently long for Christians to cultivate a spirit of grace and to be obedient to Paul’s command to ‘make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’

b) While we recognize that our deepest unity is spiritual, we long for greater recognition of the missional power of visible, practical, earthly unity. So we urge Christian brothers and sisters worldwide, for the sake of our common witness and mission, to resist the temptation to split the body of Christ, and to seek the paths of reconciliation and restored unity wherever possible.

….We stand together as church and mission leaders in all parts of the world, called to recognize and accept one another, with equality of opportunities to contribute together to world mission. Let us, in submission to Christ, lay aside suspicion, competition and pride, and be willing to learn from those whom God is using, even when they are not from our continent, nor of our particular theology, nor of our organization, nor of our circle of friends.”

It should be clear that Lausanne is wanting to network outside of the evangelical tradition of Christianity, albeit with possible caution. They are confessedly open to ecumenism. It is no surprise that David Sedaca sat on the fence when asked concerning his praise of ecumenism saying that he neither condones it or condemns it. This is not to say that all members of Lausanne feel this way but the movement itself definitely does. Read this following excerpt from a Roman Catholic forum concerning a letter written to them from a representative from LCJE member “Jews for Jesus”.

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=17676

“The documentary Survivor Stories features a concentration camp survivor who converted to Christianity. On further inquiry, I learned why the conversions have not been to Catholicism. Read on and weep with me for our ‘politically correct’ Church, more interested in the Jewish mainstream than in befriending Christ.

- Shalom Mr. xxxxxx,

The first thing I want to say is that we praise God for putting you in a church where you find the finest and fullest proclamation of His truth. No one in Jews for Jesus will ever criticize you for being a devoted Catholic. We are pleased to work jointly with many Catholics, as we do with any who love the Lord Jesus and have put their trust in Him for their salvation. We have been to numerous fellowships, community groups and home Bible studies comprised of Catholics who have a personal relationship with Jesus. —————->We often present “Christ in the Passover,” a sermonic demonstration that illustrates how the Jewish feast foreshadows the coming of Christ and fits beautifully with the Eucharist.<———-

We have not found, however, the same spirit of acceptance within the Roman Catholic Church proper. Part of the problem has to do with the doctrines of the Catholic Church, and part of it has to do with Jews for Jesus. While Jews for Jesus stresses unity always above differences within the Body of Christ, we generally do not feel welcome in the regular Mass of the Catholic Church.”

What will Jews for Jesus publically state concerning such claims. Will they let this be publicized by Roman Catholics? Are they really in agreement with such a statement? Silence will only condemn someone as an accomplice.

In the Jews for Jesus magazine “Issues. Volume 17:4″ Several Jews who converted to Roman Catholicism are lauded. The main article concerns Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger who maintained his Jewish identity while a Roman Catholic. On page 5 the author of the article, Josh Turnil, sadly equates Lustiger’s conversion to Catholicism as conversion to Christianity. No qualification is made to say that it was an unbiblical form of “Christianity”. How can sound evangelical Christians make such a blunder so as to equate the Roman Catholic Church as a legitimate expression of Christianity. Rome holds to a different gospel! Ecumenism is even more serious an error than replacement theology and just as important an issue as accepting the need of Jews to hear the gospel. To glory in causing an organization to recognize the need for Jewish missions while promoting unity with non evangelical forms of “Christianity” is a major defeat! Not a victory! Replacement theologians will automatically agree with such a position believing that Jews are no different to any other people as they do not retain a special place in God’s eyes.

Is it any wonder that Lausanne are taking this path when their founder was ecumenist Billy Graham and the honorary chairman of the Lausanne movement used to be the late John Stott?

The question that each of us must ask ourselves concerning this issue is what our reaction should be. We must seek the Lord for His direction concerning how we are to stand against this tide of ecumenism that is rising rapidly in the conservative evangelical camp. To shut our eyes and hope it to go away is naive. It must be spoken against and refuted in the strongest possible terms as Paul strongly and aggressively contested the false gospel of the Galatians Judaisers. Though I believe that we should be patient and soft with those doubting, there can be little soft patience with the people promoting this deception. We must call them to account and to reject both ecumenism and the promotion of ecumenism. If you would like to add your name to the petition calling David Sedaca and LCJE to renounce ecumenism please visit the following link http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/lcje . Our hope is in the next few months to get this petition printed out and as the Lord allows to have it put in the hands of David Sedaca and Kai Kjaer-Hanson.

Some of our signatories to date are,

Ruth Nessim – CJF missionary in Israel. http://www.cjfm.org

3/9/2013 Name removed as person sees this petition as inconsistent.

James Jacob Prasch – Director of Moriel Ministries international.

Keith Parker – Prayer for Israel

Geoffrey Toole – Moriel Missions Japan.

Alan Mackenzie – Road to Recovery Christian Fellowship.

Mark Van Niekerk – Hazorim. http://www.hazorim.org

Roger Winter-Smith – Stroud Green Christian Assembly

Chris De Wet – Moriel Ministries Bloemfontein

Jackie Alnor – Rapture Ready Radio presenter of Apostasy Alert programme.

Pastor Marco Quintana – Community Church of Devore

Scott Brisk – Moriel Be Alert

Cecil Andrews – Take Heed Ministries

Felipe Diez – Reforma Ministries

Pastor David Royle – Moriel Missions Southern Africa

Martin Emerson – Light in the Darkness

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