ecumenism


#1

why can’t other christians humly bow and come back to the source of christianity :thumbsup:


#2

that impossible simply because the sin of pride as commited by our first parent as blinded them all


#3

Did you answer your question to your own satisfaction? :slight_smile:


#4

[quote=demmy]why can’t other christians humly bow and come back to the source of christianity :thumbsup:
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We await you… our arms are wide open… come home to the source, come home to holy Orthodoxy…

“We are unchanged; we are still the same as we were… Oh that you could only consent to be again what you were once, when we were both united in faith and communion!”
-Alexis Khomiakov


#5

I am somewhat confused - Ecumenism is the title of the thread - but you appear to be talking about world converson to the CC - two entirely different topics.


#6

Hagai Sophia is absolutely correct. Ecumenism is not going out to convert people to Catholocism.


#7

We await you… our arms are wide open… come home to the source, come home to holy Orthodoxy…

lol

Nice one Abouna:D

God Bless,
Elizabeth


#8

[quote=Exporter]Hagai Sophia is absolutely correct. Ecumenism is not going out to convert people to Catholocism.
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ummm, actually it is. JP2, Paul VI, as well as the Second Vatican Council all said that nothing could be further from the true idea of ecumenism than the idea that we’re not interested in presenting the Truth, rather we’re just interested in all becoming friends again. if you think ecumenism is just a word to describe “forget conversion, let’s just hold hands” you’re very wrong. that is a dangerous thing to think. one religion IS NOT just as good as the next. that’s religious indifferentism and it’s condemned by the Church. In fact, JP2 in Ut Unim Sint said that religious indifferentism is contrary to God. The ultimate goal of ecumenism is christian UNITY. Do you know what unity is? Just what Paul in the Bible tells us: that we believe the same doctrine, all of it, not just “the basics.”

Ecumenism is different than proselytising because we’re not going around and saying “convert or be damned.” Instead, we’re reaching out to other Christians, and indeed, other religions and trying to find common ground. But we’re not trying to be content with this common ground. The ultimate goal is to see what we have in common, then present the truth in a calm, rational, and charitable way, as described by Vatican II. And if ecumenism’s ultimate goal is not conversion-- out of free, loving choice-- to the Catholic Church, why did JP2 call for “a new evangelization”?

Please do your homework on ecumenism and stop spreading the lie of religious indifferentism.


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