The word means the church of believers in Jesus Christ.
However, to pacify Islam and other faiths, the word has
been hijacked to encompass all faiths.
Why didn’t the pluralists make up their own name?
Probably because it serves the anti-Christ to confuse
and mix things up and there is no doubt that the anti-Christ
has and is influencing many powerful players in the religious
soup of world politics.
Cumbria has two important ecumenical components.
The small player is the independent Bound Together Christian
magazine that began in AD 1994 and has some powerful enemies
within the ecumenical movement and the evangelical movement
and among some important secularists, who fear its independent
However, the editorial has behaved extremely responsibly over
14 years and has campaigned where the ecumenical and
evangelical ‘angels’ fear to tred.
The other component is Churches Together. Surely it is the will of
God for all Christians and their churches to be together, united by
the Holy Spirit in the Jesus Christ identified in the Holy Scriptures
and in the constitution of Churches Together?
If only it was that simple!
A very respectable Church organisation intent upon doing good
Christian works and they have achieved a great deal nationally and
locally. The ‘great deal’ however, is rarely married obviously to the
crucified and resurrected Jesus Christ of the gospels who was God made flesh.
A more accurate title would be ‘Some Churches Together’. Sadly, it does not enjoy the participation, or even the good will of all the churches. There are many ‘protestant’ evangelical’ Christians who will not tolerate anything that is catholic, however, there are other ‘protestant evangelical’ churches that do engage in Churches Together.