Cardinal Koch hopes joint document will be preparation of a future joint declaration on church, Eucharist and ministry.
Cardinal Kurt Koch is the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU).
Presenting the keynote address to the Council of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) today, Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU), reflected on the joint Lutheran-Roman Catholic publication, “From Conflict to Communion,” which was launched during the meeting of the LWF governing body.
Koch expressed his strong hope that the document will be mutually received by Lutherans and Catholics at global and local levels.
Koch said that the decision by the Lutheran – Roman Catholic Commission on Unity to follow up their dialogue process on the topic of baptism under the working title ‘Baptism and Growing in Communion,” was much to be welcomed, as it represents a further important step on the path of deepening understanding between Lutherans and Catholics.
He also proposed that this would open a possibility for the preparation of a future joint declaration on church, Eucharist and ministry.
Read the joint statement.
Bishop em. Ambrose Moyo, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe, said one of the questions often asked since the signing of the JDDJ and other joint publications in the dialogue process, was when Lutheran and Catholics would come to a point where they can share the Eucharist.
He expressed optimism that the common commemoration in 2017 would offer such encouragement.
Presiding Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, Church of Norway, spoke of the ecumenical milestones in the bilateral dialogue including the JDDJ and the current publication, and noted that the processes describe the concept of the Eucharist. However, she noted, “It seems the hindrance in the time to come is going to be about the church and structure.”
Source: The Lutheran World
Church reformer Martin Luther called the Pope and antichrist. During the Reformation, millions of people were set free for religion tyranny, leaving the bondage to the Papacy.
By joining a bid for twist and falsify the message of Luther, The present “Lutheran Word Federation” are no longer to be considered a Protestant movement. It has become carnal, corrupt and lukewarm. Many claimed Lutheran leaders, do no long uphold sound doctrines. They walk with God mockers, and can accept anything. Like “God is love”, and we are all “Children of God”.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that God is physically present in the “Holy Communion”. God has been summoned out from His throne in Heaven, to be consumed by mortal man. To eat physical flesh, is nothing but cannibalism. If you drink physical blood, this make you a Satanist. It do not matter, if you drink blood, and say “praise Jesus”. A Satanist is what you are, and with Satan you are going to spend eternity.
Luke 22:19During the supper on Passover, the Jews always remembered the passover Lamb in Egypt.This lamb was not brought back by occultism, and eaten all over again.
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’
In the last supper we who love Jesus, remember the blood that the Messiah shed on the cross at Calvary Hill. We are not cannibals. We do not eat his flesh, nor do we consume him.
Leviticus 3:17It is a sin to drink physical blood.
‘“This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: you must not eat any fat or any blood.”’
1 Corinthians 11:27-29I pray that born again Christians, never will participate in the horrible blasphemies of the Roman Catholic Religion. Sinning against the body and blood of our Lord. Amen.
So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.
Written by Ivar