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BOOK: Taizé—A Community and Worship: Ecumenical Reconciliation or an Interfaith Delusion?
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We don't ever
have to be mean-spirited or unkind in presenting the Gospel, we simply have to tell the truth like it is, and trust that the kindness of God and His love and truth will led people to repentance and saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We share God's message, and it is God who saves the soul as He makes alive in Christ all who believe on Him unto everlasting life.
Unfortunately, many people these days—especially teenagers and church leaders around the world, do not know
about the dangerous ecumenical interfaith worship style that it is being promoted by the Taizé Community in France. Roman Catholic popes and untold numbers of undiscerning young people around the globe are also promoting and engaging in Taizé worship.
RESOURCES FOR YOU
are two of the resources that we and our publisher (Lighthouse Trails
) have put together to help educate people about Taizé, Taizé Worship, Taizé Prayer and the Taizé Community.
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You can also see our SRN Taizé exposed page here:
Here are some related articles on the theological and practical concerns that we and numerous other like-minded ministries have. These are available on the Lighthouse Trails Blog:
SHOULD WE REALLY EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT THE TAIZE MOVEMENT?
Yes, Absolutely! This movement is based on the shaky foundation of ecumenical mystic Christianity, and it can quickly lead adherents into interfaith settings and worship. While being centered around “love” and “brotherhood” and “unity” it quite clearly neglects the basic biblical principle of separating from false teaching and false teachers.
- Now I beseech you, brethren, mark [keep a close watch on them] them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (Romans 16:17-18, KJV. Emphasis added.)
Whether promoted via English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish or Italian, or a whole host of other languages, the Taizé Community “Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth” is expanding and absorbing youth from countries all over the world.
On a different note, if you do a Google search for “Taizé” (and on YouTube) in European countries and South American countries, you will see that this is gigantic youth sub-culture movement.
Just today I did another Internet search on Taizé and I see that the search results for Taizé have increased on Google by 570,000 — in just the past three months. This speaks volumes as to the amount of publicity that the Taizé movement and its missionaries around the world are achieving.
Even the Vatican has hosted Taizé events. Here’s is one such example from December of 2012 with Pope Benedict XVI. Yes - 2012! And things have progressed exponentially since then!
This is also found on the official Vatican website:
Here is Pope Benedict again, with the Taizé Roma youth
And here is a more recent address of Pope Francis, to the Taizé Community, also on the Vatican website:
This event is also on YouTube, along with many other videos of European Taizé events.
Simply stated, this is no small youth movement — it is a gigantic ecumenical push to embrace the youth and draw them into the Roman Catholic fold. You may read more at these links about the cultic and abusive, salvation-by-works, false gospel system of Roman Catholicism.
Please do visit the provided links in order to find out more about these unbiblical movements and the valid concerns that we have about them. These resources will help equip you thoroughly so you can more effectively share the biblical Gospel of God’s free gift of salvation with others, and of course warn them too about the growing deception in the world and in the church.
Altogether, it is not just the ecumenical interfaith concerns that we are concerned about, but the cauterizing of peoples’ faith against the biblical Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus warned about false christs and the deception that would characterize the church in the last days. The movements that our ministry warns about are reflective of the very things that Jesus Himself warned about in Scripture.
To be sure, a mystical, hybrid, antichrist Christianity is forming all around the world, and the big ecumenical movements are all a growing part of it. Do not be led astray and deceived by movements and popular leaders, no matter how “loving” and “unified” and "sanctified" and "brotherly/sisterly" they may seem. If they avoid the cross and the resurrection, and/or pervert the nature, person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ and the fundamental core doctrines of Christianity, they are to be warned about and avoided.
Remember, Judas betrayed Jesus our Lord. God forbid that we would do the same, but this time by embracing a counterfeit Christianity that seeks to redefine, undermine or overthrow the Christ of Scripture.
Jesus' own redemptive work on the cross on our behalf and His resurrection and the true doctrine He preached is certainly something that we should clearly defend and declare. The biblical faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints must go forth, unmixed and undiluted by ecumenical interfaith movements.
We must tell the truth about Taizé! In my wildest imagination I simply cannot see Jesus of Nazareth promoting a movement that downplays His biblical Gospel in order to have Protestants, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and many members of other religions, marching arm-in-arm in the name of love and ecumenical unity.
And on that note, please remember what I previously stated:
- "We don't ever have to be mean-spirited or unkind in presenting the Gospel, we simply have to tell the truth like it is, and trust that the kindness of God and His love and truth will led people to repentance and saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We share God's message, and it is God who saves the soul as He makes alive in Christ all who believe on Him unto everlasting life."
Proclaiming the Gospel, Encouraging Biblical Discernment,