Most Baptists today are ecumenical with Rome. Here is some of the latest news:
For growing numbers of Baptists, Pope Francis is drawing admiration
Hey the majority of Baptist churches today are ecumenical with Rome, it's the few "fundamentalist" ones that aren't, even if they have their own errors. Hey Pope Francis is being used to "re-market" the Catholic church and putting a "nice smiley face" on Satan's deceptions.
"One is a November RNS commentary titled “10 reasons why evangelicals should read the pope.” It references his scholarly and biblical prowess and his promotion of issues like family values and personal evangelism.In “Why do Protestants love Pope Francis?” RNS blogger Jonathan Merritt says the Roman Catholic leader is “prying open” the arms of Protestants “and sneaking into their hearts” with acts like washing the feet of incarcerated women and embracing a disfigured man.In a previous blog titled “Is Francis the first Protestant Pope?” Merritt begins with Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli to set the stage for Francis’ appeal to 21st century non-Catholic Christians.A November article published by Christianity Today presented “Five Things Evangelicals Will Cheer in Pope Francis’ Plan to Change the Catholic Church.”They included identifying consumerism as a threat to faith, putting the preaching of the gospel first and finding new ways to evangelize."
Here's the "I have a Pope Crush" article. Notice the language there, with men saying they have a
"crush" on another man. They are always infusing all sorts of wickedness into things.
Look at all the influences leading the Baptists into the arms of the Pope!
Then there is the World Baptist Alliance doing the same.....
Hey even the Baptist divinity school types are having their audiences with the Pope. Do you notice the interesting hand shake there?
Baptist Present at Catholic Synod
This is a picture of one of the World Baptist Alliance leaders [Timothy George] meeting with the Pope for the purpose of "dialogue" and what they call "Christian" unity.
Do you all realize how many Baptist denominations are members of the Baptist World Alliance?
I just listed the American ones, there are many others worldwide.
AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES IN THE USA http://www.abc-usa.org
BAPTIST GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA http://www.vbmb.org
BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF MISSOURI http://www.thechurchnet.org
BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF TEXAS http://www.texasbaptists.org
CONVERGE WORLDWIDE http://www.bgcworld.org
COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP http://www.thefellowship.info
CZECHOSLOVAKAK BAPTIST CONVENTION OF USA & CANADA http://www.czskbc.org
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAPTIST CONVENTION http://www.dcbaptist.org
GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL BAPTISTS http://www.generalbaptist.com
LOTT CAREY BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSION CONVENTION, USA http://www.lottcarey.org
NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION OF AMERICA, INC. INTERNAIONAL http://www.nbcainc.com
NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC. http://www.nationalbaptist.com
NATIONAL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CONVENTION OF AMERICA http://www.nmbca.com
NORTH AMERICAN BAPTIST CONFERENCE http://www.nabconference.org
PROGRESSIVE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, INC http://www.pnbc.org
PROGRESSIVE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, INC http://www.pnbc.org
RUSSIAN-UKRAINIAN BAPTIST UNION, USA SEVENTH DAY BAPTIST GENERAL CONFERENCE USA & CANADA, Ltd. http://www.seventhdaybaptist.org
UNION OF LATVIAN BAPTISTS IN AMERICA (Amerikas Latviesu Baptistu Apvieniba) http://www.latvianbaptistsinamerica.org
Whose missing, the free wills? the independent fundamentalists? There are thousands of Baptist churches that belong to 4 or 5 of the main groups above, including the National Baptist Convention and the Missionary Baptists. Even if the Southern Baptists are not on this list, remember they have their own ecumenical dealings with Rick Warren being SBC.
If your Baptist church belongs to one of these denominations above, and since they are a member of the Baptist World Alliance, that means your church is in "dialogue" with Rome, and "respects" the Pope instead of warning of Rome being the harlot. Sadly I am sure there are probably many people in these churches who do not know of these associations.
Remember when I said, I could have nothing to do with any ecumenical church? Hey who wants to be a hypocrite before the Lord? When trying to find a new church, I did look at Baptist churches, and well let's be honest the fundamentalist and independent ones are the exception to the rule, and far smaller in number. The majority of Baptist churches belong to these denominations and have these ecumenical ties. Some may say, "Wow that is being nit-picky, you can't judge a single church by what their major denominational officers do!" I say, "Sure you can!"
See the list above? I walked out of a church I visited locally realizing they belonged to one of these denominations. I had wrongly thought they were an independent. Why follow churches leaders that can't even get the basics right? Do you realize this World Baptist Alliance has been around since 1905?
Do you realize how often they deal with the Vatican?
Catholic Baptist Dialogue Moves Forward
Vatican II, 50 years later: a Baptist appreciation [another Baptist divinity professor interacts with and praises Rome]
Baptist-Catholic dialogue report (2006-2010) now online
These folk's agenda is UNITY with Roman Catholicism.
Seen on the Baptist World Alliance Facebook page:
"BWA congratulates Pope Francis; will attend inauguration
Leaders of the Baptist World Alliance® (BWA), representing 42 million baptists in 227 member organizations in 121 countries, offered congratulations to Pope Francis who was elected the 266th head of the Catholic Church on March 13.
The election of Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, by the Papal conclave, came after the resignation of Benedict XVI in February. He is the first Latin American and first Jesuit to be elected pope.
BWA President John Upton said, "The BWA celebrates with the Catholic Church the announcement of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. The prayerful discernment process of the Catholic Church in selecting the pope has been a comfort to us all," Upton stated. "Pope Francis will have our prayers as he begins his responsibilities."
General Secretary Neville Callam said, "The Baptist World Alliance welcomes the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as Pope Francis. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, the former cardinal's commitment to the proclamation of the Gospel, his record of solidarity with victims of social injustice, his affirmation of the value of a simple lifestyle and his exemplary humility has provided much encouragement to the community of believers in Christ."
Callam indicated that the new pope "will be accompanied by the prayers of the members of the world Baptist family, who also anticipate the pope's positive contribution to the realization of the vision of the church reflected in the High Priestly prayer of our Lord."
Baptists are being led into the one world religion just as much as the mainliners and the rest of the denominations.