Dear ones in Christ,
The stage is being set. Ecumenical leaders have called for a
"universal council" beginning in the year 2000 that is supposed
to resolve issues that are "dividing the church." Their goal
would be to come up with a "common confession of faith." This
is a giant step towards a one world-church, with the pope as its head.
Beloved, the enemy is turning up the heat. He is stepping up
his efforts to block the gospel. He is using the ecumenical
movement to stop Protestants from witnessing to Catholics. Many
influential Christian leaders have already bowed to the pope's
pressure and have agreed to stop sharing the gospel with Catholics.
Political pressures are also building to stop Christians
from witnessing to anyone, no matter what their religion.
As the enemy steps up his efforts, we must step up ours as
well. We must do everything we can to get the gospel out to precious
lost souls. Nearly a billion Catholics around the world are trusting
in a religion to get them to heaven. They need to hear that
salvation is not through a church, but through Christ alone.
Millions more think that their religion or their good
works will get them in. Others are in despair and think there
is no hope at all.
As we enter the new millennium, let's step up our efforts to
reach these people with the gospel. Thank God we have the one and only
answer. Let's do everything we can to get it to them. Nothing
is more important or rewarding than this great work.
God bless you as you continue to serve our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your brother in Christ,
Jack T. Chick, President
Chick Publications, Inc.
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