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 Look who is attending this thing!

‘Together 2016’ Organizer Meets With ‘Pope Francis’ to Unite Christians, Catholics on National Mall

An ecumenical event featuring Hillsong United, Lecrae, Michael W. Smith, Josh McDowell, Ravi Zacharias, Francis Chan and other renown evangelical and Catholic speakers and musicians that is set to take place in Washington, D.C. is raising concerns as it seeks to draw a million attendees to “link arms” in unity, including with the Vatican.
“Together 2016” is an event to be held on July 16 at the National Mall in Washington, and seeks to unite those of various backgrounds to “stand together for Jesus.” Both Christians and Catholics alike will be featured at the prayer and worship event.

“Together 2016 is about laying aside what divides us to lift up Jesus who unites us,” organizer Nick Hall of PULSE told Christian News Network. “We are coming together in historic unity to pray for a reset for our nation.”

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However, not everyone believes that Christians should link arms with Roman Catholics and set aside major differences that go to the heart of the gospel.

“Nick Hall either does not know the exclusivity of the gospel of God or he does not know the Roman Catholic plan of salvation because they are diametrically opposed,” Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries told Christian News Network. Gendron is a former Roman Catholic who now teaches evangelicals how to share the gospel with Catholics.
“We’re divided on how one is born again: Rome says water baptism, the Bible says the work of the Spirit. We’re divided on how one is justified: Rome says faith plus works, the Bible says faith. We’re divided on how one is purified of sin: Rome says purgatory, the Bible says the blood of Jesus. We’re divided on the essentials of the gospel: Rome has other mediators, the Bible says it’s Christ alone,” he explained.

Gendron said that Jesus himself came to divide with truth, and prayed that His Church would be sanctified with that truth.

“It was the Lord Jesus Christ who came to divide: He divides with His word and His gospel. He divides mother against daughter, father against son—and we must remain sanctified and not united with any who are not born again,” he explained. “More than ever, we must maintain the exclusivity of the gospel of Christ. What hope does an unbelieving world have unless we maintain the purity of the gospel?”

Gendron also stated that he is concerned about the message that it will send when Christians see evangelical leaders involved with an event that validates Roman Catholicism, and therefore does not view those in the religion as a mission field.

http://christiannews.net/2016/06/10/together-2016-organizer-meets-with-pope-francis-to-unite-christians-catholics-on-national-mall/

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 Re: Look who is attending this thing!

Julius,
This is very disturbing as the list contains so many who have ministered to the Body of Christ for so many years and whom God has used:

The Billy Graham evangelical association
CRU-formerly Campus Crusade for Christ
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
National Day of Prayer
YWAM
American Bible Society
Musicians we know and love: Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith
Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin and others

Particularly disturbing is Ravi Zachariahs and Josh McDowell who brought The gospel of Christ to millions across the planet.

This just shows us that even the very elect can be deceived!!!
Lord keep your servants from this ecumenical unity event on July 16.

 2016/6/14 17:28
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Julias, this breaks my heart that such darkness has descended upon the hearts of men. They are truly blinded as to where this is leading. Of course the beginning of the end was back in the 90s when they signed a pact with the like of Pat Robertson and Chuck Colsen not to proselytize Catholics. As an ex Catholic, this was a slippery slope at the time and their discernment has continued to slide down that slope. The bottom of that slope is the pit of hell.........bro Frank


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There actually is alot of organisations behind this event but I did not read of an overt desire to meld with catholics, but of course large meetings like this cater to false unity as real truth is usually not spoken but a very palatable easy message that all can agree on is expoused.

ministries joining with this event:

Abide Prayer
ASLPN
Awakening / Campus Harvest
Blue Water House of Prayer
Center for Student Missions
Clayton King Ministries
Christ Connection
Defining Destinies
Evangelism International
EFCA Reach Students
Fellowship of John 17:21
Full Life Gospel Ministries
Go Ministries International
Heart Fire Ministries
Incirlik Air Force Base
International Ministerial Fellowship
Jacobs Well Ministries
King of Glory Ministries
Leaders Cast
Love Collide
Luminous Few
Millenium Revival Center
Missionary and Servant of Yahweh
National Network of Youth Ministries
No One Underground
One JAM Nation
Project Patch
Planet Fitness
Race to Victory Ministries
Ride Nature
Sacred by Design
Speak to the World Ministries
Stand and Pray Georgia
The Boiler Room
The Salvation Army
Transformation
U.S. Prayer Center
Uprise
White Ribbon Day
Women’s Prayer International
Word Revolution
Alexander Christian Academy
Association Gospel Rescue Mission
Awakening Movement
Bryan College
Change Society
Compassion Connect
Christ Kingdom Church
Destiny of Faith Minitries
Encounter With Love Home Group
Experience Mission
First Priority Global
Gen Live – Untamed
Hope & Healing Minisries Int’l
Independant Missionary Evangelist
International Prayer Council
Johnny Wilson Evangelistic Association
Kingdom Bound Festival
Liberty University
Luis Palau Association Next Generation Alliance
Macklenburg
Ministry Gifts in Action, Inc.
Luis Palau Association Next Generation Alliance
National Day of Prayer Task Force
ND Department of Evangelism-UHCA
Omega Center International
Operation Worship Tour
Prayer Network
Psalm 25 Ministries
realTalk
RISE Student Ministries
Second Chance
Spread Your Ministry
Steve Wingfield Evangelistic Association
The House Slidell
The Salvation Army – Jonesboro
Transformation MI
United Body of Christ Ministry
US Navy-USS Gerald Ford
Wisdom & Life Ministries
Wounded No More
Word of Faith Global Ministries
All Angels
Atlas Rhoads
BASIC ministry inc
Catalyst
Courageous Christian Father
Circuit Riders
ChiAlpha Campus Ministry
Dream Center-Houston, TX
Ephesians 6
Faith Church Ministries
Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace
Global United Missions
God Belongs In My City
Ignite
International House of Prayer Missions Base of Kansas City
InterVarsity – Indianapolis
K-Life Columbia
Kingdom Bound Ministries
Light the Fire Ministries
Luke18 Project
Men for Nations
Mission Connexion
National Network of Youth Ministries
New Life Praise Center
On the Go – Keith Cook Team
One Heart DC
Primrose Hill Teen Challenge
Pulse
Refuge Ministry
Rush Conference
Seek Ye First Ministries


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"Adding his name to the lineup of pomenant guest speakers and musicians is Pope Francis, who will deliver a video message addressing the crowd."

"We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016," Hall said in a statement to The Christian Post, reacting to the announcement that the pope has added his name to the list of speakers. "That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/pope-francis-joins-lecrae-hillsong-historic-1-million-strong-together-2016-dc-event-164925/




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"Adding his name to the lineup of pomenant guest speakers and musicians is Pope Francis, who will deliver a video message addressing the crowd."



That obviously is a problem! And really shows how far this type of unity is from the Biblical unity of John 17 of God's true people.


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I love Francis Chan but I am too old for heroes.

In the past, when he has been to speak at conferences where his presence was criticized, he spoke correction and truth.

We will see. But I won't hold my breath.


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Bro Greg writes.........

"That obviously is a problem! And really shows how far this type of unity is from the Biblical unity of John 17 of God's true people."

Its the counterfeit unity, the pieces of the puzzle coming together in the formation of the great whore church that will sweep and engulf the whole world............bro Frank


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 Re: Look who is attending this thing!



Did anyone see any ministries from the reformed camp joining themselves with this harlot festivity?

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 Re: Bickle questions the Pope

I'm not throwing in with the Catholic church but just sharing what I have read.

http://www.charismanews.com/world/57751-mike-bickle-meets-with-pope-to-discuss-jesus


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