BIN: Pope Francis topped off his three-day visit to Thailand last Saturday with a meeting with Thailand’s supreme Buddhist patriarch Somdej Phra Maha Muneewong at Bangkok’s Ratchabophit Temple. The meeting took place in front of a 150-year-old gold statue of Buddha. The Pope followed Buddhist custom by removing his shoes.
During the meeting, the Pope gave the Buddhist Patriarch the Declaration on Human Brotherhood. The Declaration s a joint statement signed by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, last February in Abu Dhabi. The Pope met with the Imam last month to reinforce the Declaration.
Many theologians from both Catholicism and Islam have criticized the agreement as untenable and essentially unacceptable to either religion which both have supersessionism as a basic tenet. Read More …
Opinion: Three definitions:
Supersessionism, or replacement theology, is a Christian doctrine which asserts that the New Covenant through Jesus Christ supersedes the Old Covenant, which was made exclusively with the Jewish people.
Ecumenism is a movement that began as an attempt to bring about unity within the denominations and groups that call themselves Christian.
The Jesuit order of Catholic priests was formed as a Counter-Reformation movement for the purpose of bringing all denominations under the authority of the Roman pope.
Has God changed His mind and transferred the blessings promised to Abraham and his descendants after him to the church? Are Christians corporately saved by membership in a particular denomination?
“For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, 4 who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; 5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.” Romans 9:3-5
Certainly not. Some would claim that the Bible calls for religious unity. No, it calls for Christians who are true followers of Jesus Christ to unite themselves in the truth of God’s Word—the faith—once for all delivered to those who have put their trust in Jesus (Ephesians 4 1-6; Jude 3).
Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, is taking his ‘Document for Human Fraternity’ around the world in preparation for a future global church with a Roman pontiff as its head. Chrislam possibly?
In Revelation 3:14-22, Jesus called this church “the lukewarm church” or Laodicea which means ‘the people rule’.
Laodicea is the final church of whom Jesus said “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”