Mike Riccardi of The Cripplegate lays out some of the the problems that can result from trying to mix oil with water, as you will see in the case of trying to mix liberalism and historic orthodox Christianity. The result is that the Person and work of Jesus Christ has been compromised for the sake of unity. And what we now have is a liberal/progressive “social justice gospel” that saves no one. Those pushing for ecumenicism may have started out with good intentions, but as the saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
One example Riccardi offers of someone’s good intentions paving the road to hell is the Rev. Billy Graham, who has been highly criticized for his ecumenical beliefs. In a quote from a 1997 interview with heretic Robert Schuller, the well-known and highly regarded evangelist demonstrated the inevitable end of ecumenism when he said to Schuller:
“I think that everybody that loves or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ. . . . They may not know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something they do not have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved and going to be with us in heaven.”
Mike Riccardi has the story of the ecumenical movement that we urge you to read. He writes:
One of the most devastating attacks on the life and health of the church throughout all of church history has been what is known as the ecumenical movement—the downplaying of doctrine in order to foster partnership in ministry between (a) genuine Christians and (b) people who were willing to call themselves Christians but who rejected fundamental Christian doctrines.