openPR Logo
Press release

Seventh-day Adventists Participate in an Interfaith Candle-lighting Ceremony with Roman Catholics, Evangelicals and Political Leaders

11-21-2020 04:21 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Advent Messenger

Seventh-day Adventists Participate in an Interfaith

On November 17, 2020, twenty representatives from different churches met with political leaders in the city of Cuernavaca, the capitol city of the state of Morelos, Mexico. The event was called “Light for Peace and Health” and was designed to “affirm” that each church has a “duty” to be united. Candles were lighted during the closing ceremony to represent their mission of becoming “Lights for Peace and Health.”

The Mayor of Cuernavace, Antonio Villalobos, led the “emotional” ceremony and told the pastors and leaders of the different churches of their duty. The news was reported by the local newspaper and the Mayor’s office:

“The mayor of the capital affirmed that today it is a duty to seek union, because with the community of faith we are going to move forward, seeking peace and tolerance, guided in this purpose by you who are the guides of your respective beliefs.” [1] [2]

According to published reports, the introductory prayer for the “Light for Peace and Health” ecumenical celebration was given by Pastor Saúl Kepler Álvarez, the national representative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mexico. Then Pastor Mauro Chino Silve, president of the Interreligious Association of the State of Morelos gave an invocation. Then Pastor Débora Villa of the Casa de Gracia Church gave a prayer. The Roman Catholic Priest Tomás Toral Nájera, Vicar General of the Diocese of Cuernavaca, offered his blessing for the interfaith event. Finally, as a sign of union, the candle-lighting ceremony took place representing the different churches and their mission to be the “Light for Peace and Health.” [1] [2]

Ecumenism, Apostasy and Bible Prophecy

The current ecumenical movement has embraced the teachings of Rome – Laudato Si’, Fratelli Tutti, Querida Amazonia and other pagan, pantheistic and heretical teachings that are destroying faith in God’s word. The Bible predicts that in the last days churches that profess to be Christian will be in a terrible state of apostasy. Christianity will deteriorate and become nothing more than a charade.

“In the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves … having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5

“In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1, 2.

“For that day shall not come (Second Coming), except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed … For the mystery of iniquity doth already work … Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12.

But the condition that will exist in the Christian churches is about to get much worse. There are demonic and hypnotic powers within these fallen churches. Most of today’s churches are guilty of embracing and promoting deadly heresy. Paul classifies this great deviation from faith with some of the most heinous sins that can be committed.

“Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21.

Those who embrace, promote and tolerate deadly heresy will not inherit the kingdom of God. God has given us a divine warning that we better heed:

“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” 1 Timothy 4:16.

Satan disguises the true character and nature of his heresies. Satan’s purposes and goals often appear as an angel of light to those he deceives. To counter God’s truth, he sends his agents to secretly introduce deceptive principles. Often times, our great adversary mixes his theories with beautiful truths that are found in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. He does this in an effort to make error more acceptable and to mix falsehoods with truth.

We have seen article after article appearing in official Seventh-day Adventist publications written by top church leaders doing just this. They try to justify the modern ecumenical movement and their engagements with Rome. But we have forgotten that nothing escapes the eyes of God. The Holy Scriptures warn that there will be a heretical ecumenical union in these last days.

“Associate yourselves, O ye people … Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the word, and it shall not stand.” Isaiah 8:9, 10.

And what command does God give to the faithful about these heretical unions?

“For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.” Isaiah 8:11-13.

God tells us to have nothing to do with those who openly advocate for an ecumenical confederacy of heresy. God says don’t accept their policies and don’t fear their fears. The modern ecumenical movement fears the climate crisis, it fears COVID-19, it fears capitalism, it fears fundamentalism, it fears independence and it fears Rome. Rather than fear the things our world fears, Seventh-day Adventists should fear God and give Him glory, keep His commandments and proclaim His message.

An interfaith ecumenical confederacy is being created today in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. A global political-religious power, which once had ecumenical authority, but lost it, will rise again. It is called the healing of the deadly wound:

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast … And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men … saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” Revelation 13:3, 11-14.

How many churches and denominations are being described here in these verses? All of them, including many misguided leaders in Adventism. The world has accepted Rome’s end-time universal religious confederacy. Pope Francis calls it Fratelli Tutti, or the universal brotherhood. And by embracing this, these churches are NOT making the Word of God their sole rule of faith and practice.

Rome’s modern ecumenical movement is made up of many gods, many faiths, many baptisms, many spirits and many bodies. God’s plan for His people is that there should only be “one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father” (Ephesians 4:4, 5).

The global interfaith movement is doomed to fail. A confederation that embraces heresy and promotes serious doctrinal error cannot last. These days, when voices ring out from all corners, calling us to ecumenism and unity with Rome, it would be better if we pay close attention to the truth found in the God’s word and to the work that God wants us to do.

May we stay away from the deceptions of the end-times. It does matter what we accept and what we preach. Only as we embrace the truths given through the Holy Scriptures and are sanctified by them, will we receive God’s approval and find a home in His soon-coming kingdom.

Sources

[1] https://radioformulamorelos.com/encabeza-antonio-villalobos-ceremonia-en-el-marco-del-dia-internacional-de-la-tolerancia-religiosa/

[2] https://www.facebook.com/cuernavacagob/posts/3461447160559229

Contact: Andy Roman, Publisher
Address: Advent Messenger, PO Box 96, Dover, OK 73734
Phone: (888) 299-2119
Website: www.adventmessenger.org
Email: adventmessengers@gmail.com

About: Advent Messenger provides news and commentary on current events, top stories, social trends and political and religious events. For more news visit www.adventmessenger.org

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Seventh-day Adventists Participate in an Interfaith Candle-lighting Ceremony with Roman Catholics, Evangelicals and Political Leaders here

News-ID: 2192147 • Views: 795

More Releases from Advent Messenger

Fratelli Tutti: Ganoune Diop Praises Pope Francis’ Encyclical
The pope is working overtime to unite all of the religious faiths of the world into one family. Pagans, spiritualists, Mother Earth worshippers, homosexuals, Protestants, Catholics, indigenous faiths and eastern religions are all part of Rome’s one-world brotherhood. Truth and doctrine no longer matter anymore according to the Pope’s encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Just yesterday, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Orthodox and Seventh-day Adventists gathered to praise Fratelli Tutti. Over thirty religious leaders
AdventHealth is Selling Tickets from $500 to $250,000 for a Country/Pop Music Be …
Welcome to the new fundraising in Adventism. For only $250,000 you can get up on the stage with the stars and be officially recognized by AdventHealth. [1] The event is called the “AdventHealth DRIVE-IN to the HOLIDAYS” and will feature famous country and pop music stars. AdventHealth describes their December 6, 2020 concert in Ocoee, Florida with the following words: “In your festive attire, hear your favorite holiday sounds live with
The Pope’s New Dream of a United Europe
On October 27, 2020, Pope Francis published his vision for Europe on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the European Union. In his message, the Pope shared his “reflections on the future of this continent” which, according to him, is “so dear to me.” [1] Through his message, the Pope reaffirms his full commitment to advancing the globalist agenda of a united Europe
The Catholic Church in the European Union (COMECE) Petitions all National Govern …
For the first time in its 50-year history, the Catholic Church in the European Union (COMECE) has asked ALL member states of the European Union to adopt the policies of Rome. The top Roman Catholic leaders from Europe have shared their path to a better future with national governments across Europe. And what is the path that Europe should follow? Below is part of the letter written by COMECE to

All 5 Releases


More Releases for God

Trump’s National Day of Prayer: Is God Listening?
President Donald Trump issued a proclamation this past Sunday to be the National Day of Prayer for Hurricane Harvey victims. He called upon all Americans and all houses of worship to unite in prayer to God for the nation and to assist those suffering from the consequences of the storm. Even though this is a welcome step in the right direction that we acknowledge God and the significance of prayer, it
EVANGELIST PASTOR JOHN COLLINS WALKS FOR GOD BECAUSE "GOD MATTERS"
Wheatland, Wyoming: Evangelist Pastor John Collins, head pastor of Love That Cross Ministries, is recognized as one of the 15 most influential pastors living in the United States today by Inspirational Faith Magazine. His faith is unwavering and inspirational. His preaching is spiritual and moving. His style is vibrant and animated. He is a fresh and honest example for evangelism, revival, and renewal that is sweeping the
God And Science: Jerry Pollock PhD Explains Why Science Is, In Fact, The Search …
In Jerry Pollock’s view, God is the Master Scientist. However God operates on a different level of science because He has limitless powers that human scientists do not, indeed cannot understand. God is the unified theory of the universe that Einstein so desperately sought to find, even on his deathbed. “With God,” Pollock stated, “we are not just dealing with another human being. His powers and His intelligence are trillions of
God and Science: Author Jerry Pollock, PhD Proposes Science Does Not Does Exclud …
In a recent symposium in New York City, scientists who both believed and disbelieved in God discussed the problematic issue of science and religion. Opponents of a Supreme Being involved in creating our universe framed their arguments around their beliefs that centuries of scientifically proven biological experiments and theoretical physics and mathematics exclude God’s participation, while proponents took the opposite view where they felt that science cannot answer all the
The Widening Atlantic: Market Gap – War Gap – God Gap
NEW YORK (November 2, 2010) – The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), in cooperation with the Heidelberg University Association, will host a transatlantic discussion on forces of internationalization, power shifts in an increasingly multi-polar world, and the structural differences of social policy between Germany and the United States. The event will take place on Monday, November 8, from 6:30-8:30 P.M., at the German House New York (871 United
Man is God but lacks self-realisation: 'You Are God' book by Shashi Verma
A recently released book by Shashi Verma, You Are God – The Bhagavad Gita as never before, provides the answer to man’s eternal quest, “Who am I?” and “Who is God?” It clearly says that man is himself God but does not have the self realization that he is God. The author explains that man can free himself from ageing and death and attain everlasting life in the same physical