LCJE – Pro-Roman Catholic Ecumenism

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Background Information.

[1] In 1980, The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism (LCWE) sponsored the Consultation on World Evangelisation (COWE) in Pattaya, Thailand. “Reaching Jews” was one of the 17 mini-consultation groups at that event. The enthusiasm of the leaders in the field of Jewish evangelism who attended to expand the network gave rise to the formation of a task force, now called the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE).

Who is involved ?

Tuvya Zaretsky, President of LCJE International Committee.

[2] Tuvya Zaretsky is one of the founders of the Jews for Jesus ministry. He was the first field missionary beginning his service in February 1974. Tuvya continues to serve the Lord, now as the Director of Staff Development internationally in the Los Angeles office. He also chairs the Board for the Jews for Jesus in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Jews for Jesus joining hands with Rome

Having phoned Jews for Jesus in London, the person on the phone stated that Jews for Jesus does not concern it self with doctrinal differences concerning Jews becoming Roman Catholics, it is more important that they believe in Jesus, by its nature Jews for Jesus are not separatists, and state that we should not divide on doctrinal differences. Although the person on the phone would not answer my questions, such as “does Jews for Jesus have any issue with the ecumenism around unity with the RCC” the question remained unanswered but they did state that “they have representatives from Jews for Jesus that do speak at Roman Catholic Churches where they are accepted, but not all of them do”. For more info on Jews for Jesus and ecumenism please refer to my page on Jews for Jesus.

Jews for Jesus are part of a bigger ecumenical organisation [3] called the Joshua Project 2000 [4] who were formally known as AD2000. [5] they state “Joshua Project was originally birthed in 1995 within the former AD2000 and Beyond Movement. From 2001 through 2005 Joshua Project was at different times informally connected with Caleb Project, ICTA and World Help. In 2006 Joshua Project officially became a ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.

Alongside The AD2000 Resource Networks (Tracks) and Task Forces and Their Leaders created a Mobilization of United Prayer – which included Peter & Doris Wagner. Peter Wagner is the founder of [6] Global Havest Ministries, [7] the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA) [8] and co-founder of the World Prayer Center, in 1982 Wagner Joined with John Wimber, the founder of Vineyard, to create a new course at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission called “Signs, Wonders and Church Growth”.

Messiah ’99 conference

Stephen Katz
, director of D.C.’s branch of Jews for Jesus was a guest speaker listed in the program for the Messiah ’99 conference and shared the platform with Rick Joyner who is now a member and serves the Knights of Malta.

Hegewisch Baptist Church reports:


In July of 1999, the Messianic Jewish Association of America [MJAA] sponsored the Messiah’99 conference in conjunction with the Young Messianic Jewish Alliance [YMJA] and the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues. The conference speakers included Rick Joyner of MorningStar Ministries, Stephen Strang (has involvement with the promise keepers), editor of Charisma Magazine and Stephen Katz, a recruiter for Jews for Jesus. Rick Joyner’s prophecy revealed the divine plan for a “Revolution in the Church” and the need for Messianic Jews to help reform the Church.

Messiah ‘99: I believe if you become like the Church something is lost. Listen, there’s a whole lot that the Church, believe me, I really believe there must be a revolution. I don’t believe the Church is anything close to what we’re called to be either. I’m speaking as a member of the Church. I believe I have the right to say that. There is a revolution going on in the Church too. Believe me something awesome is taking place. There are rumblings going on. I mean there’s one thing to have a revival and that’s wonderful. But we’re talking about a revolution. We’re talking about the Reformation isn’t over. The Reforming. I believe it’s just beginning in many ways. And you know what? We can look and say it took 500 years for the Reformation to do this much and that isn’t much.

When Rick Joyner initially prophesied a Revolution in the Church, he spoke of dismantling present Church structures. However, [we assume] God had not yet revealed to him the nature of this revolution and the course it would take, or what the Church would become in the aftermath. Now, it has pleased God to make that direction clear to his prophet, Joyner, who has confided his vision of the New Church and how to get there to the assembly of Messianic Jews. Not privy to the heavenly revelations received by the anointed company of the modern prophets, the average Christian is left to speculate as to the nature of the New Church. However, there are important clues scattered along the path of the various movements afoot indicating what we may expect, as well as the drastic measures that will be taken to move the sheep out of their comfortable pasture onto an unfamiliar terrain. This series of reports will examine the seemingly varied and diverse heretical streams on the Christian landscape and locate the final point where, incredibly, all will converge in a religious system that represents the IDEAL of each one.

Jews for Jesus and the Cell Church Movement

Jews for Jesus involvement with the WCM goes back clearly to their speaking engagement and participation at GCOWE ’95 which was sponsored by Christo/pagan Paul (David) Yonggi Cho at his megachurch in Seoul, South Korea, and perhaps before. Staff from Fullers School of World Missions went to Korea as well to find out about the cell church movement from Cho. “The purpose was to learn how to plant churches in the same fashion…”13. (Media Spotlight, p. 10, The World Christian Movement,Albert James Dager; Volume 22-Number 1, April 1999)

A brief history of the Cell Church Movement

[9] (A report from a former associate of John Wimber)

“…during the “think tank” years at Fuller Seminary, when John Wimber, David Yonggi Cho, C. Peter Wagner, Bill Bright [CNP], Jay Grimstead, Donald McGavran, Ralph Winter, Billy Graham, David DuPlessis, Robert Grant (CNP), Don Richardson, etc., etc.. were all there.. and the “strategies” and “methodologies” of “taking the world for Jesus” were being developed (i.e. Lausanne, GCOWE, AD2000 and Beyond Movement strategies, the contextualized gospel, the global “harvest” and “revival” ect)…. John traveled extensively for Fuller as a “church growth expert (i.e. cell group theory ala Cho) and taught seminars worldwide to hundreds of thousands of pastors “equipping” them for ministry.. by the impartation of the “gifts” and “ministries” of the Holy Spirit.. John promoted and taught and trained up hundreds of thousands of workers globally to take their places in the new found “apostolic network”… each submitted under a “mentor” or person above them in a hierarchal authority structure – also known as “shepherding” doctrine.. he and Cho also introduced these ideas to the church in China.. those attending Vineyard churches these past twenty years have all been “equipped” to “use their gifts” in the manner prescribed by their doctrine, and under their authority…”

“…John could secretly know that his position in the hierarchy (as an apostle) was completely assured. He went on from retiring from the Association of the Vineyard Churches to working directly with Schuller, Cho, Hayford et al in perfecting their cell model through the post-denominational church movement and “Touch Ministries”, the “Antioch Church Network” and much much more…”

Global Consultation on World Evangelization (GCOWE) and the LCJE

[10] LCJE-NA representative was privileged to attend what some were calling at that time the most strategic and significant gathering of Christian leaders in the history of missions: a 10-day Global Consultation on World Evangelization in Seoul, Korea, with about 4,000 delegates from almost every nation in the world.

The Global Consultation on World Evangelization is part of [11] AD2000 and Beyond a report from the [12] dated October 1, 2000 the International Bulletin of Missionary Research states “(3) In January 1989 mission leaders from fifty countries met in Singapore in the Global Consultation on World Evangelization (GCOWE) to consider marking the end of the century as a goal for completing world evangelization. Representatives of the Roman Catholic communion were among the 314 participants. They too had sights set on the millennial year. Pope John Paul II, in 1987, had already proclaimed 1990-2000 the “Universal decade of evangelization, in order to put the Good News of salvation in the hands of every person before the dawn of the Third Millennium.” The goal of the program was “a world more Christian than not by the year 2000.”

Reference quote from:

(3.) Tom Forrest, “The Strategy of Evangelization 2000,” New Evangelization 2000, no. 4, 1988. The hope was to “give Jesus the 2000th birthday gift most pleasing to him: the world for which he died…won for him!” Forrest’s article was reprinted in Towards AD 2000 and Beyond: A Reader, compiled by Luis Bush, Jay Gary, and Mike Roberts for the (Singapore 1989) Global Consultation on World Evangelization by AD 2000 and Beyond.

More details in the article state:

The AD 2000 Movement not only has been interdenominational in its constituency but international as well. In 1987 the individual who canvassed mission leaders to see if there was interest in launching an AD 2000 program was Thomas Wang, a Chinese, then serving as international director of the Lausanne Committee; he would soon become chairman of the AD 2000 Movement. The AD 2000 international director, Luis Bush, is the son of a British businessman who raised his family in Argentina and Brazil. Bush served as a pastor in El Salvador and as director of Partners International before taking up the leadership of AD 2000. The two primary collectors of global data are British: David B. Barrett, director of World Evangelization Movement, Richmond, Virginia, and Patrick Johnstone, research secretary for WEC International, Gerrards Cross, England.

Obviously the architects of the AD 2000 Movement had a great deal of history to inform their vision. One who played a major role in helping them to take history seriously was Todd Johnson, a member of Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and a son-in-law of Ralph D. Winter. Winter, founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission and general director of the Frontier Mission Fellowship, Pasadena, California, is known for his plea for the unreached peoples at the International Congress on World Evangelization, held in 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Over the last quarter of a century, Winter has been developing some of the key missiological concepts behind the present movement. The first half of the AD 2000 watchword, “A church for every people by A.D. 2000,” was forged at a frontier missions consultation held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1980, a meeting substantially inspired by Winter.

Quote from a comment written by Tomas Wang:

In the compilation of articles prepared for the 1989 Singapore GCOWE (Global Consultation on World Evangelization) meeting, Thomas Wang quoted Winter approvingly: “We believe there are ample evangelical resources . . . to make a serious attempt to plant the church within every people [group] by the year 2000…. We believe… that the very end of history may therefore be near.”(14.)

(14.) Thomas Wang, “By the Year 2000,” in Towards AD 2000 and Beyond, p. 2

Going back to the article written by the LCJE they state “But it is interesting that a historic meeting of leaders of believers in Jesus like this was held in a place like Seoul, and not Jerusalem, where it all began.

The Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE) and The Lausanne Consultation on World Evangelisation (LCWE).

According to Jews for Jesus in Australia [13] “In 1980, The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism (LCWE) sponsored the Consultation on World Evangelisation (COWE) in Pattaya, Thailand.” (this was able to help the LCJE) “Reaching Jews” was one of the 17 mini- consultation groups at that event. The enthusiasm of the leaders in the field of Jewish evangelism who attended to expand the network gave rise to the formation of a task force, now called the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE).

[14] The LCOWE is the parent body from which LCJE was launched in 1980 [15] according to the LCJE “1983 paper commissioned by the Lausanne Consultation of World Evangelism (LCWE) passionately pleaded for more cooperation in the Body. Since the LCJE is connected to the LCWE

also quotes “. …independence of the church is bad, cooperation with the church is better, service as an arm of the church is best.

The LCJE is quoting from John Stott’s Theological Preamble to “Cooperating in World Evangelization: A Handbook on Church/Parachurch Relationships,” an Occasional Paper of the Lausanne Consultation for World Evangelization, 1983.

The LCJE is against Biblical separatism over doctrine, they do not want to remain independent from the LCWE.

This quote is in intended for the unity of all denominations including the Roman Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox and Lutheran etc… to say that the LCJE is connected to the LCWE, is that they have the same ecumenical spirit, again this is linking with the Roman Catholic Church “The Lausanne Consultation for World Evangelization (LCWE) felt strongly enough about cooperation between church and parachurch groups, that in 1983 it commissioned ten scholars to do a careful analysis of the subject.

They also state The1983 paper commissioned by the Lausanne Consultation of World Evangelism (LCWE) passionately pleaded for more cooperation in the Body. Since the LCJE is connected to the LCWE, using material from this paper is a good place to start this examination. Here is a quotation from the Occasional Paper that relates to us:

Yet we who share the same biblical faith should be closely united in fellowship, work, and witness. We confess our testimony has sometimes been marred by sinful individualism and needless duplication.

We pledge ourselves to seek a deeper unity in truth, worship, holiness, and mission.

We urge the development of . . . strategic planning, for mutual encouragement, and for the sharing of resources and experience.

So the LCJE wants cooperation in its body with the LCWE as they share “the same Biblical faith” and want to be “Closely united with them in fellowship” they also want “deeper unity, worship and Mission” in order that they can have a development of strategic planning ? Mutual Encouragement and Sharing of Resources and Experience ?

The LCJE are closely united with the LCWE in fellowship, regardless of the ecumenical History of the LCWE.

The LCWE has ecumenical relations with the [16] Roman Catholic Church, the LCJE admittingly share “the same Biblical faith”.

Lausanne states “An important event took place on June 19. Dr. Norberto Saracco Lausanne International Deputy Director for Latin America was one of the organizers.

He says:It was important for what the Catholic Church represents in Latin America and because of the growth of the evangelical church.

Evangelical and Catholic charismatics overwhelmed the facilities of the Luna Park to pray by the unity of the Christians, guided by the preacher of the Pontifical House, Rainiero Catalamessa, and the Shepherd of the Evangelical Church of the Reconciliation, Giovanni Traettino. The ecumenical demonstration counted with the participation of the primate of Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Buenos Aires) who received on his knees the blessing of the 7.000 persons that were in the place.

The motto of the encounter organized by the Communion Renewed of Evangelical and Catholic in the Holy Spirit (CRECES) was “that all of them may be one so that the world may believe

The LCJE states [17] “If the LCJE could foster these attitudes between missions and congregations, face the reasons for the lack of cooperation and get over the competition that exists, we will all achieve more for the Kingdom of God.

Referring to the Consultation in Thailand, the LCWE said that a “change is now called for in our attitudes to one another as we ‘strive side by side for the faith of the gospel.’” Another statement in the paper reminded the readers that,Christianity is basically a religion of relationships. Relationships are of deeper significance than organizational structure and identity.”

The struggle for the preservation of organizational identity must not be permitted to disrupt spiritual relationships, whatever our rights may be.

The LCWE urged that “we need to repent of the spiritual pride and selfishness which often appears to be at the root of deteriorating relationships.

[18] The Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism meets in Dallas reports.

Jim Sibley, coordinator of Jewish Ministries for the Southern Baptist Convention?s North American Mission Board (NAMB), ( Southern Baptist Convention is Ecumenical) this is another site ( look under Southern Baptist Convention) welcomed the 55 conferees with a brief history of the long ministry of First Baptist?s pastor, W. A. Criswell highlighting Criswell?s love of the Jewish people and his firm commitment to taking the Gospel of their Messiah to them. Under Sibley?s leadership a number of messianic congregations have been planted around the USA. Several of those congregational leaders were in attendance for the first time at this LCJE NA conference representing congregations in Oklahoma, St. Louis, and Chicago.

What is the Criteria for Joining the LCJE ?

According to Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE) since 2006 [19] Agreement with the Lausanne Covenant is required for membership in LCJE, their ecumenical statement is this [20] “Therefore, in the light of this our faith and our resolve, we enter into a solemn covenant with God and with each other, to pray, to plan and to work together for the evangelization of the whole world. We call upon others to join us. May God help us by his grace and for his glory to be faithful to this our covenant!”

The LCJE admittedly accepts the same covanant as the Roman Catholic Church who also accept the Lausanne Covenant. This shows that the Vatican has no problem with it, in keeping with many other denominations.

The langauge used in the Lausanne Covenant is the same language used by plenty of Catholic organisations such as

[21] The Marian Community of Reconciliation (MCR), We live a full apostolic availability, which is to give our entire lives freely to the evangelization of the whole world. Looking to Holy Mary, we assume the mission of living, like Her, an authentic spiritual motherhood.

[22] Letter from Mary’s Touch By Mail on the occasion of the election of Pope Benedict XVI quote “we will be amazed at the miracles of our own lives changing for the better and the whole Church restoring the splendor of her truths and the vitality and fervor among her members for the evangelization of the whole world.,

[23] Archdiocese of Denver “Marian Community of Reconciliation” (“The Fraternas”) They live out full apostolic availability, dedicating themselves entirely to “the evangelization of the whole world”.

[24] Pontifical Society for the Propagation of Faith, “To increase spiritual and material assistance between particular churches, with particular attention to the exchange of apostolic personnel with a view to the evangelization of the whole world.

[25] The Vatican, The Holy See website under “The Catholic Church as an Evangelizing Community” 49. The mystery of Church communion is intimately linked with the Church’s evangelizing mission. Jesus Christ himself referred to the unity of the Church as an aspect which compels and strengthens mission: “that they may all be one;………….Indeed, the Catholic Church in the hemisphere can offer to the evangelization of the whole world an evangelical witness of communion of inestimable value.

[26] The Affirmation of the Lausanne Covenant (1974) is clearly outlined in the Article from: International Review of Mission
July 1, 2001, called the ECUMENICAL AFFIRMATION ON MISSION AND EVANGELISM: written by JEAN S. STROMBERG [27] executive director, US Office of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Acording to the article JEAN S. STROMBERG had produced some significant documents on mission and evangelism, such as the Lausanne Covenant (1974).

This also states that “at the Nairobi assembly, the moderator of the central committee, M.M. Thomas, devoted a section of his report to the topic of evangelism, noting theological convergence in the results of the Bangkok World Mission Conference in 1973, the International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, 1974, the Bishops Synod in Rome on Evangelism in the Modern World, 1974 and the Orthodox meeting in Bucharest in 1974 on Confessing Christ Today.”

The Lausanne Covenant.

Under the Lausanne Covenant, it states [28] “We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne,” [29] quote “The International Congress on World Evangelization was held in Lausanne (Switzerland). It was a gathering of over 2400 participants belonging to 135 Protestant denominations from 150 countries. Half the participants were from the third world. “Some hoped, while others feared that Lausanne would usher in a global organization in opposition to the WCC.

This did not happen. Instead the Evangelicals were challenged to rethink their theological position with regard to mission. Lausanne proved to be a new beginning, as far as the Evangelicals were concerned, in re-evaluating their missionary theology and their relationship to the ecumenical movement.” Religion-online is a organisation that contains more than 6,000 articles and chapters.

Both in the speeches and in the statements of Lausanne, there
was a note of repentance. John Stott, a leading evangelical theologian and New Testament scholar from Britain
said at Lausanne

“I do not propose to put up a few ecumenical skittles in order to knock them down with well-aimed evangelical balls, so that we can all applaud our easy victory! We all know that during the last few years, especially between Uppsala and Bangkok, ecumenical-evangelical relations hardened into something like a confrontation. I have no wish to worsen the situation… I hope in my paper to strike a note of evangelical repentance… We have some important lessons to learn from our ecumenical critics. Some of their rejection of our position is not a repudiation of biblical truth, but rather of our evangelical. caricatures of it.”

Lausanne was a repudiation of several of the criticisms raised by McGavran against the World Council of Churches’ understanding of mission; and, like the conference in Bangkok,it came to a comprehensive understanding of salvation. It was a great step in the narrowing of the gulf between the Evangelicals and the Ecumenicals., David Bosch observed:

“The Lausanne Covenant is one of the most remarkable evangelical documents of recent decades and one with which a wide spectrum of Christians can identify, inter-alia because of its comprehensive and unpolemical nature. Much of what it affirms differs only slightly from WCC positions at the time.”

Flaws in the lausanne Covenant.

The Lausanne Covernant is not clearly black and white, what they state and mean are two diffrent things, this covenant created by the executive director, US Office of the WCC. Shows the Covenants clear ecumenical plan.


“He illumines the minds of God’s people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.”

Rome would not have issues with this statement, within Lausanne this includes, Anglican Communion, Assyrian Church of the East, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church, Latin Rite, Eastern Catholic Churches, Other Churches that call themselves Catholic, Roman, (Continuing and Independent) Anglican, Orthodox, Pre-Lutheran Protestants, Lutheranism, Reformed Churches, Presbyterianism, Congregationalist Churches, Anabaptists, Brethren, Methodists, Pietists and Holiness Churches, Baptists, Spiritual Baptists, Apostolic Churches – Irvingites, Charismatics, Neo-Charismatic Churches, African Initiated Churches, United and uniting churches, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Restorationism: Stone-Campbell Movement, Southcottites, Millerites and Comparable groups, Sacred Name Groups, Bible Student Groups, Anglo-Israelism and Messianic Jewish groups.


“All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent.”

Rome would not have problems with this statement, nowhere does it state this in the Bible.


“To evangelize is to spread the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that as the reigning Lord he now offers the forgiveness of sins and the liberating gifts of the Spirit to all who repent and believe. Our Christian presence in the world is indispensable to evangelism, and so is that kind of dialogue whose purpose is to listen sensitively in order to understand. But evangelism itself is the proclamation of the historical, biblical Christ as Saviour and Lord, with a view to persuading people to come to him personally and so be reconciled to God. In issuing the gospel invitation we have no liberty to conceal the cost of discipleship. Jesus still calls all who would follow him to deny themselves, take up their cross, and identify themselves with his new community. The results of evangelism include obedience to Christ,incorporation into his Church and responsible service in the world.”

Rome would not have a problem with this statement, this so-called new community. as Dwight Longenecker former Evangelical states “But the Pope calls all Christians to profound conversation of heart in order for ecumenism to take place. In his encyclical Ut Unim Sint, he writes, Their can be no ecumenism worthy of the name without a change of heart personally as well as communally. Each one has to change his way of looking at things.’ He calls Catholics Orthodox and Protestance to move forward into a new re-formation of the church, ‘ The Second Vatican Council, connecting renewal, conversion and reform states that Christ summons the whole church… to a continual reformation.’ …… the Pope calls the whole church to join in a quest for a “new kind of Christianity” in which all Christians can once more unite”

A book titled Path to Rome by Dwight Longenecker states.

“As Vatican II really gets into the bloodstream of the Church, the old doctrinal and liturgical missunderstandings will also dissapear at a grass roots level. Catholics will become more evangelical and evangelicals will become more Catholic. Lynn Jolly points out in her essay that Tillich referred to the ‘era’ of reform, rather then the churches of the reformation, and as one Catholic bishop has remarked, ‘The era of reform is over.’ ”


“In the Church’s mission of sacrificial service evangelism is primary. World evangelization requires the whole Church to take the whole gospel to the whole world.”

Rome would definately align itself with this statement.


“We affirm that the Church’s visible unity in truth is God’s purpose. Evangelism also summons us to unity, because our oneness strengthens our witness, just as our disunity undermines our gospel of reconciliation. We recognize, however, that organisational unity may take many forms and does not necessarily forward evangelism. Yet we who share the same biblical faith should be closely united in fellowship, work and witness. We confess that our testimony has sometimes been marred by a sinful individualism and needless duplication. We pledge ourselves to seek a deeper unity in truth, worship, holiness and mission. We urge the development of regional and functional cooperation for the furtherance of the Church’s mission, for strategic planning, for mutual encouragement, and for the sharing of resources and experience.”

Rome most curtanly has no problems with this statement, by its nature this is a very clear and strong ecumenical statement.


“More than 2,700 million people, which is more than two-thirds of all humanity, have yet to be evangelised. We are ashamed that so many have been neglected; it is a standing rebuke to us and to the whole Church. There is now, however, in many parts of the world an unprecedented receptivity to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are convinced that this is the time for churches and para-church agencies to pray earnestly for the salvation of the unreached and to launch new efforts to achieve world evangelization. A reduction of foreign missionaries and money in an evangelised country may sometimes be necessary to facilitate the national church’s growth in self-reliance and to release resources for unevangelised areas. Missionaries should flow ever more freely from and to all six continents in a spirit of humble service. The goal should be, by all available means and at the earliest possible time, that every person will have the opportunity to hear, understand, and to receive the good news. We cannot hope to attain this goal without sacrifice. All of us are shocked by the poverty of millions and disturbed by the injustices which cause it. Those of us who live in affluent circumstances accept our duty to develop a simple life-style in order to contribute more generously to both relief and evangelism.”

Rome has no problems with this statement world evangelization is the Vatican’s goal in order to turn men and women into good Roman Catholics.

These are some of the examples and statements from the Lausanne Covernant and my advice would be that people should not sign themselves up to it.

The LCJE has ties to the Ecumenical Movement, the LCJE have been trying to reconsile jewish evangelism to the RCC.

[31] The LCJE trying to get the catholics involved in 2002

Susan Perlman, communications director for Jews for Jesus, focused in her media report on several areas from the past year:the Jewish-Roman Catholic statement on the lack of need to take the Gospel to Jews which came out in August 2002, reports in the media on demographics of Jews in the US, and write-ups which appeared about JFJ’s five-year “Behold Your God” campaign being conducted in all major cities of the world with Jewish populations of over 25,000, both those favorable and those written by anti-missionary groups.

Having written a 500 page book exposing the UK Hope 08 ecumenical/interfaith movement to unite all denominations and work with other faith groups, I had receaved an email from Adrian Glasspole dated Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 at 17:20.

“Adrian Glasspole” <>

Dear Sirs

Recently you sent me your e-book and the web links.
Some things have me just a little confused, and I wonder if you could perhaps help me, please?

As an active member of LCJE, I do not recall ever seeing anyone from your organisation at our meetings. Correct me if I am wrong.

You have my previous address, and I wonder if you would be so kind as to tell me your source? You feel that you are the person to denounce ministries and people about whom you know little or nothing first hand.

Ths is gossiping at its worst. Gossiping is sinful; gossiping against your brothers and sisters in Messiah is even more so.

Perhaps you could at least meet with those whom you denounce before denouncing them? Would that not be more honest and therefore more like Yeshua?

Sirs, whatever you may think is your “ministry”, I do not recall ever reading about a “Ministry of Tearing Down“.

(At this point Adrain Glasspole shows his ecumenical possition).

What I do remember reading is that it is when we have genuine love for each other that the world will know who we follow.

The flipside of course is this: if you have no love for Believers, you do not follow Yeshua. Your retort will doubtless be that we are not true Believers; that, though, is a dreadful thing to say. But maybe you have special insight into whether a person is truly a Believer?

I shall not expect a response. Doubtless you will now denounce me as some kind of “heretic”. This does not bother me in the least.

You just need to know that your e-book and website are offensive in the extreme, and based not on truth but on judgementalism. Shame on you.

Adrian Glasspole
CMJ’s Northern based Evangelist
CMJ is 200!! A History to Celebrate – A Future to Declare
Eagle Lodge; Hexgreave Estate; Farnsfield; Newark NG22 8LS
H.Q. Telephone: 01623 883960

What adrean is saying is this.

In this statement David W Cloud wrote.

When Bible-believing Christians take the Word of God and measure leaders, churches, denominations and movements today by it, ecumenical types invariably charge them with a lack of love. A woman recently wrote to me and said:

“You preach separatism. What about unity?

You preach about heresy. WHAT ABOUT LOVE? …
From what I have viewed on your website, you hold your views as high as the Bible itself.

What you call “zeal for the Bible” I call arrogance and pride. If you knew the Bible as well as you claim, then I believe you’d live it. The lost will never be reached through such hatred” (Letter from a reader, May 1997).

This lady was upset about our preaching, but instead of explaining our alleged error carefully from the Bible, she charges us with a lack of love, and this, inspite of her own haughty and incredibly judgmental attitude toward me! To this brainwashed generation, the negative aspects of biblical Christianity are unloving. To carefully test things by the Bible is unloving.

To warn of false gospels is unloving. To mark and avoid false teachers is mean-spirited and unloving. To preach high and holy standards of Christian living is unloving legalism. To discipline heretics is unloving.

A few years ago, Evangelist Jack Van Impe rejected biblical separatism and went over to the ecumenical philosophy. He said:

“Let’s forget our labels and come together in love, and the pope has called for that. I had 400 verses on love. Till I die I will proclaim nothing but love for all my brothers and sisters in Christ, my Catholic brothers and sisters, Protestant brothers and sisters, Christian Reformed, Lutherans, I don’t care what label you are. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.”

This is the popular view of love, but it is false and dangerous.

Adrian’s support of the Ecumenical Interfaith Hope 2008

[32] Adrian Glasspole (Guest) (22/01/2007, 12:58)

During my 24 hours on January 9th, I couldn’t help the feeling of loneliness.

Manchester is a wonderful place; many Church groups are friendly. Yet loneliness is killing people.

Adrian Glasspole involvement with the ecumenical/interfaith Salvation Army Please refer to the section on Jews for Jesus this states [33] MANY of you will be interested to hear that the newly appointed National Evangelist/Encourager/Trainer at CMJ (the Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People) is on the roll at Bristol
Citadel Corps.

Adrian Glasspole is a Jewish believer in Jesus, who was enrolled as a soldier in 1993. Now living in Manchester with his wife Kim, he still has many friends at the Citadel.

He tells me he is very much involved in the (Ecumenical Interfaith) local Evangelical Alliance and the More Than Gold initiative concerning the Army’s ministry at this year’s Commonwealth Games, and keeps in touch with an number of staff at Central North DHQ.

Adrian Glasspole part of the LCJE admittingly ecumenical.

[34] reports: The Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE) met 19-24 August 2007 for its eighth international conference by Lake Balaton, Hungary. The worldwide network brought together over 160 participants from eighteen countries, representing sixteen agencies and congregations involved in Jewish evangelism.

Notable at the meeting was the participation of Doug Birdsall, executive chair of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE), the sponsoring body of the 1980 Pattaya Consultation on World Evangelization, from which LCJE was launched.

The World Council of Churches Report:

[35] Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches reported, When Dr Doug Birdsall came to my office some months ago and invited me to come here and greet dear friends in the Lausanne movement, I was again reminded what it is all about. This historic invitation is a sign of that God has called all of us to the ministry of reconciliation and to evangelism. I am honoured to be here with a delegation from the World Council of Churches and to greet you on behalf of this global fellowship of Orthodox, Protestant, Old Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal member churches. Many of you belong to these churches.

Ever since I read the Lausanne covenant (Created by the WCC, you have to sign this to be a member of the LCJE) for the first time when I was 15 years old, I was struck by the clarity of its vision: We are called to share the gospel of reconciliation with all. I have seen how this is exactly what happens in all our member churches every Sunday. The gospel is read, heard, and received, in some of the churches this happens every day. During the past few Sundays I have been privileged to worship with Orthodox churches in Ethiopia and Albania, in churches filled with devoted, singing worshippers of all ages, in countries where they have quite recently been under heavy restrictions or the banning of their churches.

All churches need a strong commitment to the ethos of the Lausanne movement in order to stand together in this constant sharing of the gifts of the cross and the resurrection.

We are together continuing the celebration and commemoration of Edinburgh 1910 in Cape Town via Edinburgh 2010, and are reminded that this is what it is all about. I can see how much we share a common vision of the holistic mission of God. I am very encouraged by how evangelicals, churches and individuals share our calling as the WCC to address the needs of the whole human being and the whole of creation.

The LCJE focuse on the same mission

Even later, when the state of Israel was established, most of the organizations said “no” to establish ministry in the re-established nation of Israel. We celebrate next year the centenary of the first ecumenical conference, Edinburgh 1910, focusing on world evangelism.

The LCJE gives the LCWE the highest comendation and so recomends readers to this document on JEWISH EVANGELISM, this says: “An introduction to the statement asserts that recent years have witnessed “a dramatic and unprecedented shift in Jewish and Christian relations.” The transformation is attributed to Christians who no longer characterise “Judaism as a failed religion, or, at best, a religion that prepared the way and is completed in Christianity.” It rightly maintains that an “increasing number of church bodies, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, have made public statements of their remorse about Christian mistreatment of Jews and Judaism.

[36] The LCJE’s promotion of Ecumenism

Page 13 Title: The LCJE’s first ecumenical gathering reports.

“The first was an ecumenical gathering organized by the Messianic Jewish community of Buenos Aires on October 20, 2008. The event took place at the “Beit Sar Shalom Center,” and the main speakers were the Roman Catholic Archbishop, Monsignor Luis Alberto Rivas of Saint Joseph Basilica, Dr. Thomas MacKey of Once Baptist Church, and Messianic Rabbi Ricardo Chemi, from Chosen People Ministries Argentina. The theme was “Sukkoth, A Vision of Hope for Eternal Indwelling for All Believers.” Monsignor Rivas opened, speaking on the topic of “The Eternal Hope For All Believers.” In addition to the importance of having such a high ranking Archbishop of the Catholic Church attend a Messianic Jewish gathering for the first time, there was a musical recital by the Choir of the Church of Pilar and Flores, one of the most outstanding choirs in Argentina. Dr. Tomas MacKey spoke on the prophetic significance of the feast of Tabernacles, and he was also accompanied by his church choir. Messianic Rabbi Ricardo Chemi ended with the topic “Yeshua portrayed in the Jewish Festivals.” ”

lcjeDr. Tomas McKey,
Messianic Rabbi Ricardo Chemi,
and Roman Catholic Archbishop
Luis Alberto Rivas praying together.

Page 14: As a consequence of the ecumenical event convened by the Messianic Jewish community of Buenos Aires, the most important Argentine newspaper, Clarin, ran two articles on Messianic Judaism. Rabbi Chemi was interviewed, and he unashamedly said that those who follow Jesus, whether they be Catholic, evangelical, or Messianic Jewish, need to respect but to reach out in love to the Jewish community with the gospel message. It was the first time that a major newspaper, with a daily circulation nationwide of 2 million copies, introduced Messianic Judaism to the general public. Another event that made an impact on Jewish evangelism was the “Conference on Israel and the Church,” convened by Chosen People Ministries and chaired by Dr. Carlos Villanueva, Dean of the Baptist Seminary of Buenos Aires.

It is my desire that more Latin American leaders will attend LCJE events and that there will be a time in the near future when we will have a Latin American Conference of the LCJE.

By David Sedaca
Chosen People Ministries

[37] Twenty-sixth North American LCJE Meeting: Phoenix, 2-4 March 2009

International LCJE Report 2009
Kai Kjær-Hansen

LCJE and Good Friends (Ecumenical Ties)

LCJE is a global but small network. What unites us, whether we are Jews or gentiles, is the commitment to share the gospel with Jewish people.

We may sometimes be disappointed at how little importance is given to Jewish evangelism on the agenda for Christian mission – if mission to Jews is not downright rejected. Against such a background it is good to see that we are not alone. We have good friends.

When I look back on the year 2008, I am pleased with the support for Jewish evangelism which has been expressed by World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). First they sponsored a full-page advertisement in the New York Times (March 28, 2009) with the headline “The Gospel and the Jewish People – An Evangelical Statement”, an advertisement which was later printed in other newspapers and Christian magazines. Next the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance brought together a theological task force on the outskirts of Berlin in August, which resulted in the statement “The Berlin Declaration on the Uniqueness of Christ and Jewish Evangelism in Europe Today.” The papers from this conference will appear, in a shortened form, in a book in 2009, edited by Dr David Parker, Executive Director of the WEA Theological Commission.

LCJE’s president, Tuvya Zaretsky, was the coordinator of the Berlin Consultation. The task force consisted of 13 persons. Six of these are members of LCJE, and several of the others are well known as speakers within the framework of LCJE.

The World Evangelical Alliance represents approximately 420 million Evangelicals in 128 countries. I shall hardly hurt anybody by saying that of course we do not suddenly have 420 million Evangelicals with Jewish evangelism on their daily agenda.

This is not the way things work. But I am filled with admiration that a world movement like World Evangelical Alliance has officially given their full support to Jewish evangelism and thereby risked their good name and reputation; and right now, because of this support, they are being accused of promoting anti-Semitism.




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