A group of European Church leaders claiming world-wide support in its fight against "False ecumenism, Marxism and theological modernism" has published its constitution.
The group is the International Network of Confessing .Christians (INCC). It's constitution was adopted at a joint meeting of Evangelical, Lutheran and Catholic Church leaders and theologians at Regensburg, Bavaria, on December 30.
The INCC, it says, "is a world-wide fellowship of concerned Christians from various ecclesiastical traditions who are determined to uphold unfalsified Christian standards of doctrine, ethics and Church order over against antiChristian currents both inside and outside the Churches and especially the ecumenical movement."
Members of INCC are united in acknowledging the authority of Scripture and the Apostolic and Nicene Creeds. They pledge loyalty to the traditions -of their own Churches but are able to join with those of different confessions against "theological rationalism, modernism, Marxism, false ecumenism, syncretism and pseudo-Christian spiritualism."
INCC is to have a newsletter edited by the Rev Francis Moss, an Anglican. He is one of the founders of the Christian Affirmation Campaign, a British group which shares INCC's aims.
Mr Moss is also a member of INCC's European Liaison Committee