Roman Catholics in various parts of the world joined the annual March for Jesus. In Trinidad and Tobago, for example, thousands of Roman Catholics joined Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals, and the Salvation Army for this year’s March (“Marchers by the Thousands,” Archdiocese of Port of Spain, July 15, 2012). Catholic Archbishop Joseph Harris said the event has his full support as “ecumenical and multi-religious” (“Christians March for Jesus,” Catholicnews-tt.net, June 24, 2012). In New Zealand, the Roman Catholic Church began official participation in March for Jesus in 1995.
It was called “an unprecedented expression of Christian unity” (The Challenge Weekly, June 5, 1996). This March of the Mixed Multitude is even considered to be a form of evangelism. John Fulford of the Evangelical Fellowship of New Zealand called the declaration of unity an opportunity for evangelism (Ibid.), but he didn’t explain how unity between those who preach different gospels can be anything other than apostasy, confusion, and spiritual death. Those who preach a false gospel are under God’s curse (Galatians 1:8-9). How can blessing come by yoking together with that which is cursed?
March for Jesus does not represent the true church of Jesus Christ; it represents the building of the one-world harlot church, and two of the most effective instruments in the building of this “church” are the charismatic movement and contemporary Christian music. Graham Kendrick, one of the most influential names in contemporary praise music, was a co-founder of March for Jesus. A March for Jesus coordinator said: “Through praise and worship, we’re seeing all denominations—Methodists, Baptists, Catholics, Charismatics come together to proclaim the most important points of the gospel” (Calvary Contender, Feb. 15, 1994).
It is no surprise that Kendrick is also a radical charismatic who promotes heretical “kingdom now” theology. He is a member of the Ichthus Christian Fellowship which welcomed the so-called Toronto Blessing with its meaningless gibberish, spirit slaying, hysterical laughing, barking, braying, rolling. Kendrick claims that he received the gift of “tongues” while brushing his teeth after attending a charismatic meeting in 1971.
(Friday Church News Notes, July 27, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)