Daar is vandag ‘n dubbelblad artikel in die Kerkbode oor ekumenisme, en hoe wonderlik dit is vir die NG Kerk.

As jy mooi lees, sal jy sien dat die Rooms Katolieke kerk ook deel vorm van die ekumeniese beweging.

En dit is wat die pous dink van ekumenisme:

http://www.uspapalvisit.org/stories/interreligious.htm

Pope Meets Interreligious Leaders, Says Dialogue Discovers Truth
By Regina Linskey Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI encouraged interreligious leaders to work not only for peace but for the discovery of truth. The pope told about 200 representatives of Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism gathered at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington April 17 “to persevere in their collaboration” to serve society and enrich public life.

“I have noticed a growing interest among governments to sponsor programs intended to promote interreligious dialogue and intercultural dialogue. These are praiseworthy initiatives,” Pope Benedict said. “At the same time, religious freedom, interreligious dialogue and faith-based education aim at something more than a consensus regarding ways to implement practical strategies for advancing peace.
“The broader purpose of dialogue is to discover the truth,” he said.

Asof die waarheid nie eens en vir altyd in die Bybel openbaar is nie!

En verder:

“By bearing witness to those moral truths which they hold in common with all men and women of good will, religious groups will exert a positive influence on the wider culture and inspire neighbors, co-workers and fellow citizens to join in the task of strengthening the ties of solidarity,” the pope said.

Nog verder:

“The same holds true for dialogue and between religions; both the participants and society are enriched,” he said. “The world begs for common witness” to shared ethical values. Pope Benedict discussed religious freedom in America, noting its tradition of valuing “the ability to worship freely.”

En dan:

Bishop Sklba then introduced 10 Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Jain leaders to the pope. “They are truly our partners and cherished friends in the work of building a civilization based on true human values,” Bishop Sklba said. Each interfaith representative received a small gift from the pope.

Wêreldgodsdiens, enigiemand?

Nuwe wêreld orde, enigiemand?

Het enigiemand gewonder oor die emergent kerk se planne?

Die NG Kerk (en wêreldwye Evangeliese Kerk) moet in haar totaliteit in die wêreldgodsdiens ingelyf word. Soos ek in die artikel oor panenteïsme hier noem: Dit is die een filosofie wat al die godsdienste van die wêreld kan verenig.

JA KOM, HERE JESUS!