"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
THE CHURCH AND THE WCC
When the subject of possible membership of the church with the World Council of Churches (WCC) comes up, many church members flatly refuse to believe or even discuss the subject. Others resort to asking their minister if such is so. These naively believe exactly what their minister states, and this settles the matter for them. But others are not so easily turned aside, and want to know the facts in the case so that they can make the determination for themselves and then decide what to do. It is for these careful and thinking Christians that we examine this issue.
Before we determine whether or not the church we are members of is connected to and working with the WCC, it is imperative we understand a little more about this WCC.
The World Council of Churches was formally constituted at Amsterdam, Holland, on August 23, 1948. It is made up of various branch organizations controlled by the WCC. The goal of the WCC is to unite all the religions of the world into one ecumenical package--or a one world church. But in order to unite all the world's religions together, the differing doctrines held dear by these religious groups must be waived, and a focusing on those beliefs held in common must be central.
One of the main branch organizations of the WCC is the National Council of Churches (NCC). Also included in the organizational structure of the WCC are many lesser branches--such as the Ministerial Associations in the various public communities (See Collectivism in the Churches, p 60, by Edgar C. Bundy).
The National Council of Churches is an organization formally known, before 1950, as the Federal Council of Churches--organized in December, 1908. The NCC is made up of various churches within the United States of America who have agreed to become members, and to further the goals of the NCC/WCC.
The goal of the NCC is the same as the goal of the WCC, since it was the leadership of the Federal/National Council of Churches which formed the WCC in 1948 (see World Council of Churches: Religion or Revolution, by Hugh Moreton & N.W. Hutchings, p 3). Their goal goes beyond just uniting all churches into one, and includes the same goals of Catholicism, the New Age, Free masonry, the Illuminati, the United Nations, and other satanic organizations--or the goal of a New World Order, with Lucifer as god and leader.
To some this may be hard to believe, but the NCC itself states this in their recommendation of points to be followed in order to bring about world peace: "...a world government...Strong immediate limitation on national sovereignty. International control of all armies and navies. A universal system of money. Worldwide freedom of immigration. Progressive elimination of all tariff and quota restrictions on world trade. A democratically controlled international bank...
"A new order of economic life is both imminent and imperative through voluntary cooperation within the framework of democracy or through explosive political revolution." Time Magazine, March 16, 1942, p 44-48.
The WCC and it's branch organizations are indeed involved in bringing about this "explosive political revolution" in Countries which are not following their plan for a One World Church and New World Order. The following are a few examples.
The WCC gave $85,000 to an African Nationalist terrorist group--PATRIOTIC FRONT--who were waging guerilla warfare in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe in 1978 (see Seattle Times, August 25, 1981). These terrorists killed over 1900 people, including eight British missionaries and their four children in Rhodesia that year (see Reader's Digest, August, 1982). In 1974 the WCC gave 6,355 British pounds to members of the terrorist organization--ZANU--in Africa, which were responsible for killing 87 Rhodesian civilians (see WCC: Religion or Revolution, p 13). Also in 1974, the WCC gave 50,000 British pounds to another Marxist guerilla force--FRELIMO (see Ibid., p 13).
After the Rhodesian government fell to these terrorist groups, this statement was then given by their representatives at the WCC Conference in Melbourne, Australia in May, 1980: "Our hard-won victory did not come only through our own determination. We were sustained and reinforced by the support--material, moral, and spiritual--accorded to us by the World Council of Churches, and its member churches." American Opinion, January, 1982, p 4.
The WCC also gave funds to the Communist North Vietnamese government (see WCC: Religion or Revolution, p 16), the PLO, Cuba, and other pro-Soviet totalitarian movements (see Reader's Digest, January, 1983, p 120). They also gave $823,000 to the Communist backed organization--SWAPO--in Namibia (see WCC: Religion or Revolution, p 28; American Opinion, January, 1982, p 2).
As can be clearly seen, the WCC--including the NCC and other lesser branch organizations--is not working for God, but is definitely working against Him! They are in complete union with the enemy of God, and are furthering Lucifer's goal of being the god and leader of a New World Order. Hence no church of God should be connected to the WCC/NCC, let alone working with or supporting them. But where does the money come from with which the WCC finances and supports Lucifer's goal of a One World Church and New World Order--including terrorist activities to bring this about?
"The obvious question arises: From where does the money come [for WCC financing]? The answer is: It comes from you. It comes from you if you put money on the collection plate of a church that is part of a denomination which belongs to the National Council of Churches. The money goes from your church to your denomination, to the National Council, to the World Council." American Opinion, January, 1982, p 12.
Thus any church who gives financial or other support to the WCC, or to any of it's branch organizations, is guilty of supporting the move towards a One World Church and New World Order, the spread of Communism, the funding of terrorist groups, and the killing of innocent people and Christians! And not only would the church itself be held responsible, but each and every corporate member of that church would be held guilty as well! (for Biblical proof of this corporate responsibility, see Jeremiah 26:15; Revelation 18:4).
All the different churches which are members or member-units in these various branch organizations making up, and under the control of, the WCC, are technically members of the WCC itself. But WCC policy states that no individual church is a member of it, only the various branches made up of the churches. Thus, when any question arises as to whether a particular church is part of the WCC, the leaders of these various churches can technically tell their membership that their church is not a member of the WCC, when it really is through connection to the various branches!
The following is a partial list of churches which are documented as being a part of, and cooperating or working with, the WCC/NCC; and some for many years: Anglican, Assemblies of God, Baptist (including Seventh-day), Brethren, Catholic (including Old), Christian, Church of God, Congregational, Community, Disciples, Episcopal, Evangelical, Friends (Quakers), Full Gospel, Holiness, Latter Day Saints (Mormon), Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Missionary, Moravian, Orthodox (Bulgarian, Christian, Eastern, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Syrian, Ukrainian), Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant, Reformed, Seventh-day Adventist, United, and Wesleyan (see Letter from the National Council of Churches of Christ, January 13, 1965, from Wilbur C. Parry, Associate General Secretary; American Opinion, January, 1982, p 11; Directory of Christian Councils, published by the World Council of Churches, 1985).
Yet, even though church union and cooperation is clearly listed in various publications, many church leaders deny that their church has any connection or union with, or has given any support to, the WCC! But the above list does not lie! This means that all these churches, including every member of these churches, are guilty of supporting the goal towards a One World Church and New World Order, the spreading of Communism, terrorism, and aiding the killing of innocent people. In fact, all those churches which are united in the above endeavor to establish a One World Church and New World Order are depicted in the Bible as being part of Babylon the Great--that great religious system of evil which works counter to God and seeks to destory His kingdom.
God would have His church and people completely separate and distinct from all the churches of Babylon which are guilty of doing any of the evils listed above, that they might be a peculiar people unto Him as well as His special treasure in this world of wickedness.
"And ye shall be holy unto Me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine." Leviticus 20:26.
"Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people..." Exodus 19:5 (see also Deuteronomy 7:6 & 26:18-19; 1 Peter 2:9).
What have these churches done with God's will that they should be a separate, peculiar, special treasure unto Himself and to no one else? They have rejected God's will, and have united themselves together with the churches in the WCC. They have refused to be a special and holy people unto God, and have chosen instead to cooperate and work with Lucifer and his evil agencies to further his satanic goals! They have spurned God's immense love and mercy showered upon them, and have instead become a treasure of the kingdom of Babylon. How can any church and people really believe that they can do God's work, spread His gospel messages, fear, obey, and honor only Him, and give Him the praise and glory due His holy name, when they give up their peculiarity by uniting with the evil agencies and wicked organizations doing the bidding of Lucifer? What blindness! How can they be separate and peculiar when they are in union and allied with God's avowed Babylonian enemies? Hence all of these churches and people are no longer God's peculiar church and people!
By these churches allying themselves with the WCC, they have not only put aside and rejected the command of God to be peculiar from all the rest of the churches who work evil, but she has also rejected Someone else. She has rejected the precious Saviour Jesus Christ!
Christ spent centuries bringing His Christian church and people into existence. Unceasingly He worked for His church, opening the eyes of His people to the precious truths which would polarize the world and prepare the way for His second coming and the end of sin. Constantly He called His separated, peculiar, special, and treasured people to reflect His image and thus to vindicate God's character to the whole universe, proving Satan's accusations false. And then to have His chosen people and church spurn His immense love, turn their backs and faces from Him, give up their peculiarity, and unite themselves with Satan as his harlotrous Babylonian bride and church: HOW MUST THIS MAKE CHRIST FEEL?
How many tears has Jesus shed over this? How much pain has He felt? How much more agony must He endure? What must He be thinking to see His professed people asleep believing that all is right with their church, when all is terribly wrong? Oh, may our people awaken and see more fully what Christ is going through because a once-chosen people and church have rejected Him, given up their peculiarity, united in harlotry with His avowed enemy, and are working directly against Him with all the power and subtlety of the Devil!
Since these churches have done all these things, how can they be part of God's chosen, peculiar, and true church anymore? It cannot be anything but a counterfeit of God's true church! And since it is not God's chosen and peculiar church anymore, then whose church is it? Satan's! And what is another name listed in the Bible for Satan's church? Babylon! And what does God want His true people to do regarding their connection and membership in any church which is in union with Babylon the Great?
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Revelation 18:4-5.
This last message of mercy reveals to every member of every church that is connected with Babylon the Great (being all those united with the WCC, as well as all other spiritualistic religions), that if they remain as members they will be a partaker of her sins, and will receive the plagues. And the only pathway God has prepared for His people to walk to avoid being held guilty of Babylon's sins and being destroyed along with their apostate church, is to separate their connection and membership completely from that church, and instead to become connected with Jesus Christ and become a partaker of His grace and righteousness--thus having the assurance of eternal life.
If you remain members of any church which has given up its peculiarity to God and has become corrupted by being connected with the WCC and Babylon the Great, then you yourself have lost your peculiarity of being one of God's children because of your connection to the WCC and Babylon the Great through your membership in the church! Thus how could you ever receive the seal of God and make it to heaven? It would be impossible, because you are considered a partaker and sharer in all the sins of your corrupt church, and are no longer peculiar to God!
There is no way that any member of any church which is connected with the WCC and Babylon the Great, or with any other satanic religion and organization, can receive the seal of God until after they break all union with their corrupt church, and show themselves to be peculiar to God. And if they refuse to separate, and choose to remain on the side of Babylon, then they show that they are ashamed of Jesus because they will not obey His voice to separate and be distinct and peculiar--standing on the Lord's side! Thus they will be destroyed, along with their apostate church.
Thus the only way to regain your peculiarity and again become part of God's chosen people, is to separate yourself completely from all churches which are part of, and in union with, Babylon the Great. And until you follow this straight and narrow pathway of separation, you are not one of God's followers or one of His children!
When do we regain our peculiarity to God--becoming His sons and daughters, and God becoming our Father? It is only after we separate ourselves and all our connections with all the apostate churches making up Babylon the Great; not before, but after! You can only make a covenant to serve God and Him only after you have broken all your connections and covenants--or membership--made with the church! And until you do break all union with an apostate church, you are not God's child, He is not your God and Father, and heaven is not your home.
God does not ask His people to go through this purifying process of separation alone, but has promised to help us if we will choose to return unto Him with a whole heart and start walking this narrow pathway. Yet, God will not force anyone to return back to Him by separating completely from all connection with Babylonian churches. It is a free-will choice.
So what is you decision going to be? Will you remain connected to any church which is in union and harmony with Babylon the Great and be held guilty of all her wickedness? Or are you going to obey God, and go through the purifying process of breaking all connection with and separating from all the churches which are part of Babylon the Great, and regain your peculiarity with God, becoming His child once again? Will you make this covenant of sacrifice to return unto God, and follow and serve Him only? Will you escape from being guilty of Babylon's sins and receiving of her plagues? Or will you cling to the church, share her sin, and suffer the wrath of God?
"How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him." 1 Kings 18:21.
"Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity..." Jeremiah 51:6.
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15.
"And I will give them an heart to know Me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God: for they shall return [separate] unto Me with their whole heart." Jeremiah 24:7.