The Modern Ecumenical Movement as it Relates to the Three Angel's Messages

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Dear Reader,

The current day ecumenical movement to unite the churches and enforce Sunday sacredness, can be traced to its origin as the Evangelical Alliance, the National Reform Movement, and the Federal Council of Churches of Ellen White's day. The Federal Council of Churches later became the World Council of Churches in 1948. Here is what she said about that movement and how it relates to the three angel's messages:

"The peculiar work of the third angel has not been seen in its importance. God meant that His people should be far in advance of the position which they occupy today. But now, when the time has come for them to spring into action, they have the preparation to make. When the National Reformers began to urge measures to restrict religious liberty, our leading men should have been alive to the situation and should have labored earnestly to counteract these efforts. It is not in the order of God that light has been kept from our people--the very present truth which they needed for this time. Not all our ministers who are giving the third angel's message really understand what constitutes that message. The National Reform movement has been regarded by some as of so little importance that they have not thought it necessary to give much attention to it and have even felt that in so doing they would be giving time to questions distinct from the third angel's message. May the Lord forgive our brethren for thus interpreting the very message for this time." {5T 714.2}.

So whenever I harp against the ecumenical movement, I am dealing with the three angel's messages, because it was the second angel's message which called us out of Babylon and her fallen daughter Protestant churches.

An excellent history of the ecumenical movement and SDA involvement with it may be found at the following link:

God bless,

Ron Beaulieu