I receive text summaries of news from the World Council of Churches, and the reports are a continual reminder of the organization’s utter apostasy. The WCC has a false christ, a false gospel, and a false spirit, as Paul warned about to the Corinthian church (2 Co. 11:1-4). They don’t preach the gospel of eternal salvation for sinners through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. They preach a gospel of salvation for the world through social-justice projects. These days they are busy trying to save the world from global warming and Covid-19. On the “eco” front, the WCC is promoting the United Nations upcoming climate change conference in Glasgow (COP21). For example, WCC-affiliated churches in Scotland are pushing “Climate Sunday” to “call on local churches across Great Britain and Ireland to hold a climate-focused service” (“Climate Sunday,” WCC News, Aug. 3, 2021). On the Covid front, the WCC and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue recently published “Serving a Wounded World” to “encourage churches and Christian organizations to reflect on the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.” All of this is blatant disobedience to the Bible which forbids “interreligious” projects. “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:14-17). As for global warming, the only thing the Bible says along that line is the warning that God is going to destroy this present fallen creation and replace it with a new one, and He is going to do it with fire. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:10-13). For more about the World Council of Churches, see the free eBook by that title at www.wayoflife.org.
(Friday Church News Notes, August 13, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)