This situation summarizes the ecumenical movement for the last sixty years. We are the subordinates, and Rome is the master. In the ecumenical movement, Seventh-day Adventists are increasingly serving as the personal assistants to Roman Catholic clergy. Has God called our pastors to do Rome’s bidding and serve as their second-in-command? Is it acceptable for Adventists to be ruled and controlled by Roman Catholics? What a humiliating situation!
On November 22, 2021, Roman Catholic Monsignor Dr. Hansjörg Günther of the Archdiocese of Berlin was appointed the new Chairman of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ecumenical Council. The council also elected Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Dietmar Päschel to serve as the chairman’s deputy. Pastor Dietmar Päschel is head of the Convention of Adventist Churches in Berlin and is currently Chairman of the Ecumenical Working Group of Free Churches in Berlin-Brandenburg.
The Berlin-Brandenburg Ecumenical Council is made up of Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Mennonites, Lutherans, Methodists, Seventh-day Adventists, Nazarenes and about 25 other member religions. The purpose of the Berlin-Brandenburg Ecumenical Council is to “exchange ideas about the diversity of our beliefs and traditions and promote our common spirituality.” This ecumenical council also engages in interfaith dialogue by organizing “soccer games” between Christian pastors and Muslim Imams.
Organizing interfaith soccer matches? Promoting a “common spirituality” among Sunday-keeping churches? Subjugating our pastors to the will of Catholic masters? Have we completely lost our minds? Have we abandoned our divine mission to bring the world to Christ and His gospel in the context of the Three Angels’ Messages? This was the only reason why God raised up Seventh-day Adventists in this solemn time of earth’s history. There is no greater noble or sacred task than this. #sda #adventist #adventista