On March 6, of 2010, Cardinal William Levada, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (also known as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition, from which arose the names Roman Inquisition, or Holy Inquisition, mainly used in reference to the 16th century tribunals against witchcraft and heresy), described the purpose for ecumenism in this way, “union with the Catholic Church is the goal of ecumenism.”
This goal was also affirmed, and expounded upon, by Pope Paul VI, on October 28, 1965, as stated below:
Acknowledging all faiths as valid for knowing God:
From ancient times down to the present, there is found among various peoples a certain perception of that hidden power which hovers over the course of things and over the events of human history; at times some indeed have come to the recognition of a Supreme Being, or even of a Father. This perception and recognition penetrates their lives with a profound religious sense.
Places its own religion as the supreme religion of the world (Revelation 17:5):
The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men. Indeed, she proclaims, and ever must proclaim Christ “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), in whom men may find the fullness of religious life, in whom God has reconciled all things to Himself.(4)
Heralds the social gospel, and world peace (1Thessalonians 5:1-3):
Since in the course of centuries not a few quarrels and hostilities have arisen between Christians and Moslems, this sacred synod urges all to forget the past and to work sincerely for mutual understanding and to preserve as well as to promote together for the benefit of all mankind social justice and moral welfare, as well as peace and freedom.
To read the statement in its entirety, click on the link entitled “DECLARATION ON THE RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS”
Proponents of the social gospel for making a better world (Matthew 24:10-11):
The late Bill Bright
Peter Lilback, President of Westminster Theological Seminary
Incarnational ministry of the New Calvinists
And many others, as stated, in the Manhattan Declaration, below:
We, as Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians, have gathered, beginning in New York on September 28, 2009, to make the following declaration, which we sign as individuals, not on behalf of our organizations, but speaking to and from our communities. We act together in obedience to the one true God, the triune God of holiness and love, who has laid total claim on our lives and by that claim calls us with believers in all ages and all nations to seek and defend the good of all who bear his image.
The singers of this document are listed below the statement of faith. To see the list of names, click on the link entitled “Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience“.
Proponents of Mysticism:
For more information on the heretical protestant groups, and individuals, who are subtly leading multitudes of Christians back to Rome, click on the link entitled “Religious Trojan Horse“.