Can Creeds and Institutions be Unified?
The grace of God and the powerful presence of the Spirit has maintained within the entanglements of ecumenical unification of religious institutions, a "peculiar people" whom the New Testament calls the Ekklesia. This simple, living relational fellowship was replaced by (not produced by, as many would think) the "religious churches", which have attempted to express spiritual life in institutional, creedal and ceremonial form.
THE ECUMENICAL CHURCH movement has become an important element in the Christian community for unity, but insofar as it tries to create unity through creeds, institutions and organizations. It is all too probable, because to some degree the popularity of this movement the acceptance of another new sect with new dogmas and institutions that has little commonality with Jesus already has made inroads by new religion known as “Chrislam”.
It is very difficult to unify the creeds and institutions of many hundreds of denominations or churches. Indeed, it is almost impossible because many of them have very special kinds of creeds and interpretations of the Bible, of which they are so proud that it would be suicide for them to abandon or change them. Others do not believe the bible and have other writings that they place above the bible and now there is a movement that wants to unite the bible with other books for the sake of ecumenicalism. Christ prayer for unity was not based on external, outward unity for the sake of ecumenicalism, but conformity based on the work of Christ internally.