Dr. Ralph Colas, Exec. Secretary of the American Council of Christian Churches spoke today in the Friday Preachers' Class. He is an official member of the International Press, and so he uses those credentials to attend various gatherings of eccumenical groups around the world. Most recently, he's been to the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held this February in Brazil.
He reports that Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa was greeted with thunderous applause when he declared "We all belong to one family, [president George W.] Bush, bin Laden, all belong, gay, lesbian, so-called straight — all belong and are loved, are precious."
It got worse.
So-called "His Holiness Aram I," the moderator, alleged that "the Holy Spirit's work is cosmic, it reaches in mysterious ways to people of all faiths." IOW, the Holy Spirit indwells people who do not know Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life (Jn. 14:6). When Dr. Colas asked about this verse at one of the press conferences, he was told…
"Jesus was wrong."
A later drama included an actor portreying Jesus Christ who repented for his bigotry against the syrophoenician woman in Mark 7!
Amazing! The Second Person of the Trinity, God Himself, Christ, "who knew no sin," (2 Cor. 5:21) not only was "wrong" about a fundamental doctrine he taught, but he also had to repent for his sin.
Dr. Colas notes, "We must do what the apostle John tells us to do and 'try the spirits whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.' (1 John 4:1)."