When you and I attend the Sunday service at the church of our
choice, how often do we contemplate the doctrine behind the church?
Taking a look at the National Council of Churches is a wise thing to
do. In my opinion, they are far-left and dangerous.
If you attend a mainstream Christian church, this post is an alarm
bell. Do you know where your tithe goes and the philosophies silently,
and perhaps unknowingly, supported by them?
My pastor is very conservative in thought and sticks to biblical
teachings that I can confirm, within the Bible, for myself. From the
pulpit, I implicitly trust him. However, if you attend a church that is
a member of the National Council of Churches or the the broader World
Council of Churches, there are things to be aware of, issues to ponder
and agendas to explore.
It’s not as simple as the NCC agreeing with your philosophy…it’s the
matter of a percentage of the funds you give to your church being sent
to the headquarters of your denomination and from there, likely, a
donation made to the NCC. These figures are difficult to confirm, but
the National Council of Churches must be funded in some manner. On the
positive side, family.org
reports that donations from mainstream churches have significantly
declined, but have been replaced with funds from political-action
groups – and numerous qualify as “far-left” activism.
Here are four things to think about:
1) The National Council of Churches advocates for gun control and the
Virginia Tech shootings has them hot on the mission. The NCC would
disarm America. Does your tithe support this cause?
2) The NCC wants diplomatic relations with the terrorist-sponsored
State of Iran, and, indeed, a delegation from the NCC visited Iran in
February 2007. Does your tithe support this cause?
3) The NCC met with the President of the terrorist-sponsored State of Syria, President Bashar Assad in
4) The sanctuary of our borders are dismissed by the NCC: “…churches
are implementing exciting ministries and are seeking additional support
and ideas to enhance their support of neighbors who are sometimes
dismissed as ‘aliens.
Faultline U.S.A has written a comprehensive post on this subject: United Nations Entrenched Within Most Christian Denominations. It is an older article, April 2007, but just as pertinent today as it was a year and a half ago.
This post is an alarm bell… we need to know to whom and to where our
earnestly donated monies go – and we need to know the philosophies we
silently, and perhaps, unknowingly, support.
I encourage you to follow the links above to Faultline’s article. It is
jam-packed with information, and while it may appear long, just a few
lines into it and you’ll grasp the importance of the issues.
This article was originally published here at Maggie’s Notebook in September 2008, and will begin some new reporting on the NCC.
Partial List of Denominational Membership
African Methodist Episcopal Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Churches in the USA
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Church of the Brethren
The Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Friends United Meeting
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Hungarian Reformed Church in America
International Council of Community Churches
Korean Presbyterian Church in America
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Mar Thoma Church
Moravian Church in America
and Southern Province
National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
Orthodox Church in America
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Polish National Catholic Church of America
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Reformed Church in America
Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and Canada
The Swedenborgian Church
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
United Church of Christ
The United Methodist Church
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