Why the Manhattan Declaration approves of False Gospels


In this interview, John MacArthur does an excellent job weighing-in on the gospel compromises made by the “Manhattan Declaration.”   (Although we disagree with the degree of power MacArthur seems to say Satan has over the world, since Christ has total control; see, for example, Matt. 28:18.)

Like the wicked Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) document, the Manhattan Declaration (MD) considers false forms of Christianity (in this case, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox, both of which teach salvation by works) to be genuine Christian.

An example where the MD considers Romans Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxism to be equally Christian as evangelicalism is the following:

We, as Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians, have gathered, beginning in New York on September 28, 2009, to make the following declaration, which we sign as individuals, not on behalf of our organizations, but speaking to and from our communities. We act together in obedience to the one true God, the triune God of holiness and love, who has laid total claim on our lives and by that claim calls us with believers in all ages and all nations to seek and defend the good of all who bear his image.”

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Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 3:49 pm  Comments Off on Why the Manhattan Declaration approves of False Gospels  
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