A delegation of the World Evangelical Alliance has met with Pope Francis and representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity with group pointing to a new stage in relations.
They talked about areas of potential collaboration to address global issues of common concerns to both, the evangelical community and the Roman Catholic Church, the WEA said in a statement Thursday.
Pope Francis expressed his confidence that the Holy Spirit “can inaugurate a new stage in the relations between Catholics and Evangelicals.”Francis said this is “a stage that allows us to realize more fully the will of the Lord to bring the Gospel even to the furthest ends of the earth,” the Vatican press service reported.
Pope Francis said he was pleased to learn of efforts in various countries to build better relations between Catholic and Evangelicals.
He pointed especially to the work of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance.Francis also expressed his hope that a joint document, “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct” might “become a motive of inspiration for the proclamation of the Gospel in multi-religious contexts.In his address, Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary general of the WEA, outlined specific action steps for the two world church bodies that could lead to a ‘new era in evangelical and Roman Catholic relations’.”We acknowledge the differences between our traditions, yet also affirm the common tasks we have shared in the past and pray that we can build on those,” said Tunnicliffe. “Evangelicals are a very diverse group that includes peoples and churches from Pentecostal traditions, Reformed, Baptist and independents.”We share a common faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and a desire to serve God’s kingdom, we have a heart to encourage personal spiritual renewal and transformation and a passion to make Jesus known around the world.

NOW…read carefully these quotes from “The Great Controversy”

“The wide diversity of belief in the Protestant churches is regarded by many as decisive proof that no effort to secure a forced uniformity can ever be made. But there has been for years, in churches of the Protestant faith, a strong and growing sentiment in favor of a union based upon common points of doctrine. To secure such a union, the discussion of subjects upon which all were not agreed—however important they might be from a Bible standpoint—must necessarily be waived.” “When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result.” (GC 444,445)

-Prophecy is now being fulfilled, and YOU are WITNESSING it.-

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A delegation of the World Evangelical Alliance has met with Pope Francis and representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity with group pointing to a new stage in relations.
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