Chuck Colson died some days ago at the age of 80
Chuck Colson sadly was one of the biggest ecumenists out there, advancing Catholic and evangelical ties. Be careful of trusting government "insiders" too when it comes to religion. These types get their "placements" from on high. Colson's wife was a Catholic as well. Ever wonder why there are so many folks like this whose main emphasis has been on yoking churches to Rome? Definitely this man was working for the Vatican to help usher evangelicals under the ecumenical umbrella. Sadly now that he is gone, many have popped up in his place.
Check out some of these links:
More than 70 percent of Colson's Prison Fellowship chaplains are Roman Catholic (Calvary Contender, Nov. 15, 1999).
In February 1977 Colson told the 35th annual convention of the National Association of Evangelicals:
"I'm not certain that I have any convictions other than one, that [we must end] ... the divisions which have separated the believers historically and have weakened the impact of Christianity on 20th Century America. ... You know, I am in a very ecumenical position. I'm an Episcopalian. I love to go to Baptist churches nearby, particularly one Baptist church where the pastor is on the board of Prison Fellowship Foundation. My wife was Roman Catholic when I was converted, and she's remained in her church, organizing a little Bible study. ... we must seek a fresh unity of spirit and A HEALING OF THE DIVISIONS which many historians write has crippled the impact of Christianity..."Another Colson quotes:
"the body of Christ, in all its diversity, is created with Baptist feet, charismatic hands, and Catholic ears -- all with their eyes on Jesus."
Using the false cultural wars and teaming up with other religious right deceivers, Colson helped to write the Catholic-evangelical "Manhattan Declaration" and also co-wrote and co-signed "Evangelicals and Catholics Together". Many churches were brought into this net, as shown in my 2010 article "Why did a Calvary Chapel Pastor Meet with a Catholic Archbishop?" including this list with the Calvary Chapel pastor.
"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."
Ephesians 5:11 blog is right about Chuck Colson instigating many ecumenical meetings and making the original invitations. One organization to explore is the Colson Center for Christian Worldview...he refers to his followers as centurions [yes more of that Roman speak, another name for a knight except an earlier version there of]
See: False Culture Wars And the Manhattan Declaration