Regardless of the many good things that could be said about Mrs. Elliot, though, she is a committed ecumenist (and an Episcopalian). She regularly joins hands with such recognized anti-separatists as Billy Graham, Luis Palau, John Stott, James Dobson, and Haddon Robinson (an editor of Christianity Today). All of these men are openly opposed to fundamentalism and biblical separation.
Mrs. Elliot spoke at the 1995 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention, together with Luis Palau and Billy Graham. There is not a more religiously confused hodgepodge anywhere than the NRB. In 1994, the NRB awarded its Milestone Award to The Voice of Prophecy, a Seventh-day Adventist television program! The NRB has frequently featured Roman Catholic speakers.
In July 1989, Mrs. Elliot spoke at the Roman Catholic Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, a hotbed of Roman Catholic-Charismatic enthusiasm. Each year the Franciscan University holds a conference to exalt the blasphemous Catholic dogmas that Mary is the immaculately conceived, ever virgin Queen of Heaven and advocate of God’s people.
The following information was sent to us by a reader of O Timothy magazine in Wisconsin —
On September 6, 1997, at the Waukesha, Wisconsin Expo Center Elisabeth Elliot spoke before a large gathering of multi-denominational individuals. The meeting was sponsored by WVCY radio out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A few questions were directed to Mrs. Elliot that confirmed her compromise within the apostasy of New Evangelicalism.
Question: ‘Can a person be Catholic and Christian in union?’
Mrs. Elliot: ‘Yes, we can have unity in diversity; my brother [Thomas Howard] is a Catholic and a Christian.’
Question: ‘Then is it acceptable to celebrate the [Catholic] Eucharist?’
Mrs. Elliot: ‘Yes.’
Question: ‘Of Mary, ‘queen of heaven’?’
Mrs. Elliot: ‘Excuse me, time will not allow me to expound on these questions.’
Mrs. Elliot moves on to the next in line.
How very amazing that the general church masses have little idea how some have been deceived, given over to false doctrine, and even blinded to the pure gospel which we’ve been given so clearly.
What is of further amazement is that a Christian radio station (WVCY America) ... is so prone to air a gamut of such compromising teachers. They dropped the M&M Clinic program and wrestle with James Dobson, yet choose not to address the programming of figures such as Swindoll, Elliot, etc. They are even aware of the error of New Evangelicalism but choose not to obey the truth. Be it for gain or ignorance, the dross bears greater witness than the gold with such as these (Steve Straub, Sept. 8, 1997, Waukesha, Wisconsin).
Elisabeth Elliot was listed in the June 1998 issue of Charisma magazine as a speaker for a national Catholic Charismatic renewal conference held at the University of Notre Dame, June 12-14. Other speakers included Catholics Dorothy Ranaghan and Ralph Martin.
Elliot’s book Taking Flight, has a very dangerous and erroneous statement about salvation. “Those who receive Christ. are given not an ‘instant kingdom’ but the ‘right to become children of God.’ … It does not say God makes them instant children of God. It says He gives them the right to become” (Elisabeth Elliot, Taking Flight, p. 12)
Sharing Policy: Much of our material is available for free, such as the hundreds of articles at the Way of Life web site. Other items we sell to help fund our expensive literature and foreign church planting ministries. Way of Life's content falls into two categories: sharable and non-sharable. Things that we encourage you to share include the audio sermons, O Timothy magazine, FBIS articles, and the free eVideos and free eBooks. You are welcome to make copies of these at your own expense and share them with friends and family. You may also post parts of reports and/or entire reports to websites, blogs, etc as long as you give proper credit (citation). A link to the original report is very much appreciated as the reports are frequently updated and/or expanded. Things we do not want copied and distributed are "Store" items like the Fundamental Baptist Digital Library, print editions of our books, electronic editions of the books that we sell, the videos that we sell, etc. The items have taken years to produce at enormous expense in time and money, and we use the income from sales to help fund the ministry. We trust that your Christian honesty will preserve the integrity of this policy. "For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward" (1 Timothy 5:18). Questions? email@example.com
Goal:Distributed by Way of Life Literature Inc., the Fundamental Baptist Information Service is an e-mail posting for Bible-believing Christians. Established in 1974, Way of Life Literature is a fundamental Baptist preaching and publishing ministry based in Bethel Baptist Church, London, Ontario, of which Wilbert Unger is the founding Pastor. Brother Cloud lives in South Asia where he has been a church planting missionary since 1979. Our primary goal with the FBIS is to provide material to assist preachers in the edification and protection of the churches.
Offering: We take up a quarterly offering to fund this ministry, and those who use the materials are expected to participate (Galatians 6:6) if they can. We do not solicit funds from those who do not agree with our preaching and who are not helped by these publications. We seek offerings only from those who are helped. OFFERINGS can be mailed or made online with with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Paypal. For information see: www.wayoflife.org/about/makeanoffering.html.
Way of Life Literature
Publisher of Bible Study Materials