The ecumenical purpose of the Papacy concerning Bible believers has been stated publicly. In Vatican Council II Document No. 42, Sect. II states,
“Ecumenical dialogue is not limited to an academic or purely conceptual level, but [rather a] striving for a more complete communion between the Christian communities…[a] closer collaboration on the level of thought and action, it serves to transform modes of thought and behavior and the daily life of those communities. In this way, it aims at preparing the way for their unity of faith in the bosom of a Church one and visible; thus ‘little by little, as obstacles to perfect ecclesial communion are overcome, all Christians will be gathered, in a common celebration of the Eucharist, into that unity of the one and only church…This unity, we believe, dwells in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose, and we hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time.”28 Under Sect. VII in the same document, their modus operandiof false ecumenism is given,
“Groups of lay people will also meet to face in the light of Christian faith the questions raised by their profession or occupation: problems of law, medicine, politics, business, technology, scientific research, the social sciences… They will readily call upon experts for questions which are beyond the competence of non-specialist participants….The organization and conduct of such meetings can of course be entrusted to specially trained laymen, who will, where necessary, call upon the theologians.”29
Rome’s acceptance of theistic evolutionism as a cultural tool for false ecumenism fits precisely within the context of their Vatican Council II documents on ecumenism and dialogue, for which they have already set the goal and the rules of engagement. One of the main outreaches of the Pontifical Council for Culture is through the six Catholic universities that are part of Project STOQ’s program to reach college students to promote Rome’s compromise regarding the biblical account of creation.30 These students fit under the Sect. VII definition of “laymen.” The “experts” upon whom they can call are the professionals of Project STOQ and their associates.
The Calamitous Consequences
The perspective of the Vatican’s theistic evolutionism is also totally corrupted. Having undermined the absolute authority of the Bible, the Vatican espouses a perspective that neither promotes a true fear of God nor allows for true worship of Him as the Creator. Rather the Church of Rome presents its own gospel. In Rome’s theistic evolutionism, God is not the omnipotent sovereign Lord whose Word is truth, but a god integrated into their system as a “first cause.” Moreover, Rome’s theistic evolutionism requires death and the survival of the fittest millions of years before man comes on the scene. In this system, death is not the enemy but the very means by which God administered everything. But the Bible is precise on this, “the wages of sin is death.”31 Death came into the world through Adam’s sin as explicitly stated in Scripture, “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin.”32 God is omnipotent.33 For Him to use death and a struggle for existence, where the weak perish and the strong survive, is inconsistent with His character. The god of Rome’s theistic evolutionism merely makes death and survival some of the building blocks by which he guides evolution. This god’s power and wisdom differ from man’s ability only in degree, not in kind. Clearly distant, removed and inept, the Vatican’s god of theistic evolutionism is totally distinct from the God of the Bible. The God of Scripture is revealed as “the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God,” “our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”34 The inflexible conceit of Rome is shown in that it knows biblical truth and still rejects it. In Scripture sin originates from man, as the Word states, “by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners.”35This continues to be the case, as Scripture also states, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”36 The Bible states that sin came through man and describes mankind’s state as being “dead in trespasses and sins.”37Only those persons who realize that they are sinful and spiritually dead seek the Savior who came to save that which was lost.38Though mind-boggling, Papal Rome teaches that man is basically good in being able to know and love God when it officially states, “...For sacred Scripture teaches that man was created ‘to the image of God,’ as able to know and love his creator…”39 Rome does admit that there was the “first sin;” however, they have determined that sin has only “wounded” mankind. Official dogma states, “Adam and Eve transmitted to their descendants human nature wounded by their own first sin and hence deprived of original holiness and justice; this deprivation is called ‘original sin.’”40 Rome knows and rejects the biblical truth that mankind is “dead in trespasses and sins,”for Rome declares, “The first Protestant reformers, on the contrary, taught that original sin has radically perverted man and destroyed his freedom.”41 Scripture in fact upholds just what the first reformers believed, “…for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”42“For the wages of sin is death…”43 Nonetheless the official doctrine of Rome is that mankind is simply damaged by sin, “…man has been