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Pope to be Featured at Evangelical "Together 2016" Event

A good friend of mine made me aware of this.

Some harebrained "Evangelicals," including Hillsong United, as well as the President of the SBC, folks from the AOG and "famous" speakers and pastors, will be praying together and celebrating unity at an event in Washington D.C on July 17th.

They're hoping for a total of one million Christians to attend and pray for Christian unity. I'd be surprised if they got that many, but you never know.

 His "holiness" the Pope (quoting the organizer) will be involved as well, addressing the unwashed masses through pre-recorded video to be played at the event. The red flag can't get any bigger and brighter.

Check out the story for yourself.

I've never really understood the obsession for breaking down denominational barriers, particularly with the Roman Catholic Church. Denominations exist for very good reasons: doctrine. While there is less of a problem with real Christians who agree on the essentials of the faith (The Solas, the Trinity, etc.) praying and working together as equals in the faith, it's something else entirely when you're joining hands with heretics who assert that salvation is mediated through created beings, or that we must merit our salvation by our own two hands.

This was one of the reasons I became so disillusioned with the Republican party and mainstream "conservatives" during the 2012 Presidential race. So many people claimed to be committed Christians, but were more than happy to pray with Mormon Bishops or cleanse their websites of references to Mormonism as a cult. The moment you put the Truth secondary to political or secular goals, you can hardly claim to be a Christian.

While I don't really have a problem joining together with people (in a certain sense) for political/secular reasons, it's another matter when you raise them up as fellow Christians, equal to the truth faith regardless of their teachings, and praying with them as if all worship the same God.

I suspect this obsession with Ecumenicism is a symptom of Biblical ignorance and apathy. Most "Christians" do not know the scripture and do not care to know. It's like this debate I recently had (well, I attempted to have) with someone who turned out to be an Eastern Orthodox believer. I cited the scripture, to which she replied: "I don't want to have a scripture debate. There are so many different interpretations..."

Evangelical leaders are calling on 1 million Christians to gather together in the nation's capital next month for prayer and worship at a historic event called "Together 2016."
Inspired by Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus, Americans are being urged to unite on the National Mall on July 16 to offer prayer that God will change the hearts of a divided America.
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."
Hall, a college pastor, came up with the radical idea of uniting pastors and Christian leaders from all denominational backgrounds to join 1 million people at the free event in hopes of inspiring true revival in the America.
Over 40 well-known speakers, recording artists, authors and leaders from various backgrounds will be featured at Together 2016, unified in prayer and worship.
More than 1,000 churches nationwide have already pledged to attend, and there will be 8,000 service opportunities within a 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C. during the week before and after Together 2016.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/pope-francis-joins-lecrae-hillsong-historic-1-million-strong-together-2016-dc-event-164925/#07vAATHoCFpWMPjy.99

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