“…you have brought into My sanctuary foreigners, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh,
to be in My sanctuary, to pollute it, even My House...they have broken My covenant because
of all your abominations.” Ezekiel 44:7
Communion of Apostasy
You've likely read where several churches are inviting people of varying faiths to worship within Christian walls. In this day and age, it might seem such a practice is the natural and beautiful progression toward all of us becoming one body in a new world order of tolerance, diversity and all things neighborly. Some people would actually call it the “christian” thing to do. After all, secularization, incorporation of non-Christian beliefs and transitioning in homosexual clergy in tandem with same-sex marriages has enjoyed widespread sympathetic press and support for years now. In the workplace, employees are constantly admonished to accept, tolerate and in general to embrace others regardless of their beliefs. Dismissal over "intolerant" comments is a reality. Churches have gone so far as to subtly and not so subtly tell parishioners that they should embrace beliefs that Christ Himself would never approve.
Never mind the fact that all this political correctness flies in the face of the Lord’s teachings from Genesis to Revelation. These last several decades of social engineering have pushed the idea that we must “interpret scripture and God’s will in the light of modern times.”
If only they knew. But perhaps these interfaith practitioners know exactly what they’re doing. To whom are these ministers espoused? The Lord forewarned us of false ministers upon saying: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matt 24:5). This Matthew verse alludes to those who claim to be Christian but by their words and actions they teach doctrine contrary to the Word. The Lord said of these “ministers” (Matt 7:21-23) “Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; rather he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. v.22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works? v.23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.”
The dangers of participating in this or of even allowing this practice of interfaith worship anywhere in Christendom goes well beyond social considerations for others or efforts to promote unity. It's only a matter of time then before the ultimate sacrament - communion - is offered even to those who don't profess Christ.
Bluntly put: Taking an oath with people of other religions or with those who fail to acknowledge Christ Jesus as having been born into flesh and having professed Himself as "the way, the truth and the life" (John 14:6) directly contradicts the word and will of the one God, Ehyeh asher ehyeh literally "I Am Who I Am." or YHVH as He calls Himself (Exo 3:14). It is the very catastrophe of which the Lord Himself commented, both through His prophets and from words out of His own mouth. There are no words strong enough to condemn this apostasy, and this essay will detail why those who are sealed in Christ must do all in their power to hold fast to the truth, despite pressures from church and state and yes, even from family as our Lord foretold (Matt 10:33-36).
(These are clickable links)
Communion => our eternal oath and daily bread (sacrifice)
Oath, Covenant, Seals and Marks => the relationship of these to Communion
The Sojourner among you => becoming an Israelite meant following the rules.
Ezekiel’s vision => an unforgettable tour, a polluted temple
A Closer Look => ”When you see the Abomination of Desolation…”
Paul's warning => concerning Communion & recognizing the body of Christ