At the very top the major spokesmen (leaders) of these three movements (Emergent, Purpose Driven and New Apostolic) are after ecumenical unity. They are openly announcing that the reformation is over, and that we need to be reconciled to Rome. They are actively seeking to bring about a worldwide ecumenical unity which they say will be the catalyst for the greatest revival in the history of the world. Meanwhile the Roman Catholic Church is seeking to be the headquarters of all the major religions of the world and has never lost her drive for ecclesial power.
Once you become aware of these agendas and movements, you discover that it’s difficult to find a church that is not being impacted by them. There are many good fundamental, Bible believing churches in our nation and if you have not been touched by these things, consider that you are blessed. For those who are struggling to find a church in your area that is not impacted by these things, be encouraged that it is indeed a sign of His coming. When the disciples came together to ask the Lord what would be the sign of His coming and the end of the age, the first thing he said was “take heed that no one deceive you”.
Mat 24: 4-5 Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.
The Lord says “behold I have told you before”. While the changes that are underway are unsettling, we should not be surprised and we should be comforted that the scripture anticipates this situation we find ourselves in. The Lord is still on His Throne.