The WCC Secretary-General’s Speech
Olav Fykse Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran who is the secretary-general of the World Council of Churches (WCC), delivered an address at the event. It is so very typical of the utter drivel that always emanates from the WCC, which is an ecumenical Babel of religious institutions claiming to be “Christian”, but which are in reality so far removed from what true biblical Christianity is that they have no right whatsoever to the name of “Christian churches.” It speaks volumes that this speech (at least as reported) did not even mention the Name of Christ. But even if His Name had been mentioned, it would simply have added to the blasphemy of it, for those who can join such a wicked organisation as the WCC know nothing of Christ, of His true Gospel, or of true, sound doctrine.
Tveit said the following:
“Your Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Fellow Religious Leaders”. Let us stop right here. This is how this man opened his address! Would any true Christian refer to the Roman Antichrist as “Your Holiness”? Would any true Christian refer to the representatives of the other satanic religions present in such terms? Never! But then again, would any true Christian even attend, let alone address, such a sinful gathering of Satan’s emissaries? Never! Again, 2 Cor. 6:14-18.
He went on: “St. Francis offers us inspiration for how faith in God, open dialogue and genuine encounter can lead to significant contributions to a just peace.” Francis of Assisi was not a true Christian, and thus not a “saint” in the biblical sense of the word. He knew nothing of saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a man blinded by the devil himself.
“In the course of a war being fought which had Jerusalem as its ultimate prize,” said Tveit, “Francis came to share experiences of faith with the Sultan in Egypt. As many crusaders, he came to convert the other. He became changed, converted, himself.” Apart from showing that Francis was very obviously then not a true Christian, these words of Tveit show that he does not believe his version of “Christians” should preach to those of other religions! And this shows how blind he is to the true Gospel of Christ, which does seek the conversion of others.
“Christians are reminded that the cross is not for crusades but a sign of how God’s love embraces everybody, also the other.” No, the cross reveals the love of God for the elect, the sheep, His Church; for those for whom Christ died; those whom God loved from eternity (Jn. 10:11,14,15; Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:25). It is true that the cross is not for crusades, although Tveit’s buddy, the Antichrist of Rome, heads up a false “Church” which enthusiastically used vicious, violent, bloodthirsty crusades in past centuries.
“For the World Council of Churches a clear commitment over the coming years is to work for just peace in Jerusalem and all the peoples living there and around that city…. This city, holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, is a visible symbol of our longing, our highest and best desires, our love of beauty and our desire to worship God…. Let us as religious leaders pray for justice and peace for Jerusalem and for all who live there…. We are called to participate in the re-establishing of peace for Jerusalem”. Actually, no – true Christians are not called to participate in any such thing. This is an incorrect exposition of Psa. 122:6, which for the New Testament believer has a spiritual application, and enjoins him to pray for the peace of the heavenly, spiritual “Jerusalem”, the true Church of Christ (Heb. 12:22). But besides that, the WCC is very committed to supporting Islam against the Jewish state of Israel. So that what it means by a “just peace” for Jerusalem is a situation in which Israel constantly backs down and cedes more and more to the Muslim terrorists attacking it.