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Ecumenism has long been a part of the landscape among Christian churches and non-christian organizations. This is an effort to rally around certain issues that will ultimately be beneficial to the community in which these ministries are a part of.
Ecumenism can be good. It is good to work together on projects that effect the well-being of the community and individuals living within the community and the world. However, ecumenism at its heart is the effort to rally around truth. The problem is that it can go terribly wrong when non-biblical and even anti-Christ sentiments are introduced, mixed and combined with Christian dogmas and thoughts under the guise of "love, compassion" "tolerance" and "understanding". Thus the trap of ecumenism is revealed. Tolerance is extolled at the expense of truth. Gospel truth is always minimized as simply being "another path" to reach the overall objective of the so called movement. Terms are redefined to fit the need of a fruitful understanding to all individuals. Therefore, many ecumenical gatherings quickly dissolve into cultic styled movements, with no true underlying objective truth along with an overt emphasis placed on humanistic definitions of love and acceptance. Soon, those that don't agree are hailed as being intolerant or unloving. The need to compromise truth was never so clear than at the recent gathering of the Midwest ACLC (American Clergy Leadership Conference) 2011 Prayer Breakfast in Chicago, IL. on May 17th, when Minister Louis Farrakhan was called upon to address the group as he does on an almost annual basis. (2010 and 2008)
Before we get into some of the more controversial encouragements of Minister Farrakhan (which I have decided to table until Pt. 2 of this article is presented ~ stay tuned it was truly amazing!), I want to briefly take a look at the purpose of the ACLC, and most specifically examine some of the foundational teachings and beliefs of it's chief founder. From what I can see, those two things will allow us to see the real intent of the ACLC and the resultant damage that we can expect from it.
|(With the exception of Alderman Cochran) |
Midwest ACLC Leadership
Including Adm. Asst. T.L. Barret of Il. 3rd Jurisdiction COGIC
It is claimed by their leadership that the goal of the ACLC is to center itself around and encourage the healthy