The video is of the Catholic bishop [Archbishop Sheenhan]who attended this event: Here the description of the video reads: "Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan invites you to attend the 2010 New Mexico Biblical World View Conference on August 25, 2010 at the Albuquerque Convention Center." That is definitely an ironic name.
I'm going to keep this one short. Read one of my latest articles discussing the Manhattan Declaration, Chuck Colson, and how it is being used by Rome to pull evangelicals into the ecumenical movement. This article reveals information I found out doing research for that blog entry.
Many in Calvary Chapel really cannot conceive of the ecumenical going-ons out there, between leaders within their denomination and even within other evangelical groups. As I explained in the Manhattan Declaration blog entry, Chuck Colson is a main figure, that has worked steadily to bring evangelicals into unity with the Catholic church. It's happening in many denominations and as you will see here, Calvary Chapel has not remained immune. Some can say.. "Not Calvary Chapel, they warn about the Catholic church and the Emergents!" [yes they do from time to time in Bible conferences and elsewhere] but what does this really mean if pastors and others are meeting at ecumenical gatherings? Do not let those fool you who admit some errors of Rome, but then join together with it's top leaders. If there are any pastors in Calvary Chapel against this stuff, have they spoken out? I would like to see.
Read for yourself here from Chuck Colson's website:
"As the planning unfolded, Chuck suggested we invite the world. And so we did—that is, our known world here in New Mexico . We called a meeting for the Archbishop to meet with key Evangelical leaders, Dr. Joseph Bunce of the New Mexico Baptist Conference, Dr. Micheal Dickenson of the New Mexico Assemblies of God, Dr. Fred Huff of the Nazarene Churches of New Mexico, Pastor Robert Hall of Calvary Chapel, Pastor Jian Zhu of the Albuquerque Chinese Christian Church (also a Centurion), Pastor Don Kimbro of New Mexico Christian Churches."
I went to go check to see if Robert Hall is a pastor in Calvary Chapel: he is.
This was done under the auspices of it being a Manhattan Declaration meeting as it states previously in that article:
"Archbishop Sheehan and I decided that day to move forward with a conference for 300 to 500 Catholic and Evangelical clergy, the first ever for New Mexico. We selected two Catholic and two Evangelical scholars to be our presenters, Michael Novak and Joseph Bottum, as well as Chuck Colson and Os Guiness. Archbishop Sheehan suggested that the theme of the conference be the Manhattan Declaration since in January he, other New Mexico Catholic bishops and numerous priests and Evangelical pastors had met together on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade anniversary and signed a paper copy of it along with over 500 others."
I found this OTHER article, entitled "Catholics and Evangelicals Unite". This article admits that a Calvary Chapel church with others helped to sponsor this event. [it is the church where Richard Hall is pastor of] The author who was supportive of this Manhattan Declaration meeting writes:
"I was also thankful for all the sponsors: The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico Assemblies of God, The Baptist Convention, Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho, the North American Mainline Chinese Mission, New Mexico Christian Churches, the Traditional Values Action Committee, and various other individual churches."
Here the event appears on the roster at that church[within cache of google]
There are some out there, who have been in disbelief about things I've talked about regarding the ecumenical movement and Calvary Chapel. Basically stating in different ways, it's not happening! Hopefully this will help them wake up. This stuff of course is not just moving into Calvary Chapel but all the denominations which are falling away, especially those who are signed up into the world evangelical movement [such as interacting with BGEA]. Many others have been involved as you can see even Assembly of God is mentioned in the above. It sure seems that the counter-reformation has succeeded.
Do not think this the only event or ecumenical agreement that has happened even with Calvary Chapel. Here is another link [related to the Manhattan Declaration] but this group calls itself: "Renewing American Leadership" with a giant Domionist flavor and provides a list of those who have signed on to this event "Pray and Act for Life, Marriage and Religious Freedom"[it is unclear to me whether that is a list for fasting or just in support of this organization] On the list one will see Catholic archbishops/bishops and priests listed, political figures, a vast variety of famous religious figures like Rick Joyner, a variety of organizations, seminary leaders, TBN's most well known, and Calvary Chapel pastors that include Jack Hibbs, and Phillip Goudeaux
What does this mean? We know that biblical separation has been thrown out the window in so many places. Why do these evangelical leaders feel it is OK to join with a church that preaches a false gospel on any issues? Thus my question of the title, Why Did a Calvary Chapel Pastor Meet with a Catholic Archbishop?" Nothing excuses being equally unyoked with a false religion. Doesn't this man have any ex-Catholics who renounced that false gospel within his own church? Anyhow the evangelicals seem to have been almost fully drawn into the harlot. For Christians who understand why and how this is happening biblically, the overwhelming feeling is of sadness for those being so deceived.