Document on “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” signed by His Holiness Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahamad al-Tayyib (Abu Dhabi, 4 February 2019)
The Ecumenical movement is reaching out beyond just the Protestant denominations. Before I give you the link to this document, I want to express the following:
This is a document calling for worldwide unity of mankind under “God”, who is claimed to be the creator. It basically expresses what believers in Jesus would express and would agree to, with one exception. It places all religious belief as being equal to what we as believers may refer to or call the Christian Belief.
The document therefore calls for any who support it to be opposed to Jesus’ own claims concerning Himself and His Father. It therefore necessitates our opposition, and as such places us in a position opposite to the world, and makes us a part of what the document refers to as religious radicals. Thus we are an enemy to peace and reason. Setting up what Jesus prophesied when answering The disciples question concerning His coming again.
Matthew 24:9 “Then they will hand you over to those who will torture and kill you. All nations will hate you because you are committed to me. (GOD’S WORD)
10 At that time many will be offended and repelled [by their association with Me] and will fall away [from the One whom they should trust] and will betray one another [handing over believers to their persecutors] and will hate one another.
Matthew 24:10 AMP
I don’t know how long we have yet, but it could be that this action is the lead up to what will one day be known as the one world religion. And certainly today it will bring persecution to any who voice opposition.
— Read on m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/travels/2019/outside/documents/papa-francesco_20190204_documento-fratellanza-umana.html
Here is a sample of what is contained.
“Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives. Therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion or culture must be rejected, as too the imposition of a cultural way of life that others do not accept;…”
“- Good relations between East and West are indisputably necessary for both. They must not be neglected, so that each can be enriched by the other’s culture through fruitful exchange and dialogue. The West can discover in the East remedies for those spiritual and religious maladies that are caused by a prevailing materialism. And the East can find in the West many elements that can help free it from weakness, division, conflict and scientific, technical and cultural decline. It is important to pay attention to religious, cultural and historical differences that are a vital component in shaping the character, culture and civilization of the East. It is likewise important to reinforce the bond of fundamental human rights in order to help ensure a dignified life for all the men and women of East and West, avoiding the politics of double standards;…”
“Al-Azhar and the Catholic Church ask that this Document become the object of research and reflection in all schools, universities and institutes of formation, thus helping to educate new generations to bring goodness and peace to others, and to be defenders everywhere of the rights of the oppressed and of the least of our brothers and sisters.
In conclusion, our aspiration is that:
this Declaration may constitute an invitation to reconciliation and fraternity among all believers, indeed among believers and non-believers, and among all people of good will;
this Declaration may be an appeal to every upright conscience that rejects deplorable violence and blind extremism; an appeal to those who cherish the values of tolerance and fraternity that are promoted and encouraged by religions;”