November 29, 2007

Evangelicals are joining with the Vatican to create a code of conduct for conversions

Evangelical groups have recently joined efforts spearheaded by the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and mainstream Protestant churches to create a common code of conduct for religious conversions that would, so they say, reserve the right of Christians to spread their religion while avoiding conflict among different faiths.

The World Council of Churches, the Vatican and now the World Evangelical Alliance have joined together to create this code that aims to ease tensions with Muslims, Hindus and other religious groups that fear losing adhearance. Muslims, Hindus and some religious groups often will resort to punishments as extreme as imprisonment and even death for converts from their faith and foreign missionaries who endeavor to convert these peoples.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The creation of a code of conduct for conversions put together by the Vatican, the Orthodox and Evangelicals is a precursor to an End Times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

In recent meetings between the Vatican, the Orthodox Church leaders and so-called Evangelical leaders, the creation of a code of conduct on conversion is being prepared so that tensions with Muslims, Hindus and other religious groups will be removed. Evangelization has caused concern among the branches of the church because of the vigor with which Evangelical congregations have led the drive for conversions at home and around the world. Some conservative Christian leaders say that the blurring of the command to evangelize the world with the message that Jesus is the only way and must be preached in all of the world is not only dangerous, but it is a sign that Bible prophecy for the Last Days is coming into focus.

John the Revelator, who wrote Revelation 17 about a coming false church, warned that this type of scenario would come to pass right after the Rapture. Paul, the Apostle, wrote of a time when there would be a turning away from the power of the Word of God to false teaching about the true doctrines of the Bible, II Timothy 3:1-7.

A so-called code of conduct on conversions that hinders the spread of the true Gospel is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.