“Word of Faith Ekman” converts to Roman Catholicism

During his Sunday morning service, Ulf Ekman announced the he and his wife, Birgitta, are becoming papists.

Ulf Ekman have over a long period of time been a secret Papal soldier.
Ulf Ekman has over a long period of time been a secret Papal soldier. Her praying with Order brothers in Sweden.

Ekman is the founder of Word of Life, a megachurch in Uppsala, Sweden. News reports and blogs coming out of the nation reveal congregation was “partially stunned” after hearing what was packaged as a “special announcement.” The theme was “follow the Lamb wherever He goes.”

“For Birgitta and me, this has been a slow process were we have gone from discovering new things, to appreciating what we have discovered, to approach and even learn from our fellow Christians,” Ekman says on his ministry website.

Ulf Ekman and the World of Faith movement embrace the Papacy.
Ulf Ekman and the World of Faith movement embrace the Papacy.

“We have as many know, followed Ekman’s steps towards Roman Catholicism since 2007, at times under a lot of ridicule from both members and leadership of the congregation, but also from others within the Christian Community in Sweden,” writes Andreas Glandberger, who operates the think tang.

“Based on Ulf Ekman’s various articles, sermons, statements, and even type of organizations he decided to support financially, a painstaking puzzle has been laid in which the last piece of the puzzle now is in place.”

Glandberger went on to say that “shock, anger, sadness, despair and confusion” among the reactions to the news. Others, he writes, were relieved that Ekman’s long love affair with the Catholic Church finally was consummated openly, which is also a help in theological discussions.

Source: The Charisma Magazine

My comment:

When Ulf Ekman converts to Catholicism, the ring is completed for the religious Word of Faith movement in Sweden and Norway.

The danger is that there is no longer possible to distinguish between Pentecostalism (Pingst) and the World of Faith assemblies. All of it is mixed together.

In Norway, all of them are supporters of the The Christian Council of Norway, which has recognized the Vatican II Council of 1965. To few Baptists now stands on the lessons of the Reformation. Hazardous many admire the first Jesuit Pope and join the blind road back to Rome. And off the cliff they will go, many of them traveling on first class.

Written by Ivar

20 thoughts on ““Word of Faith Ekman” converts to Roman Catholicism

  1. Like so many fooled souls that perish for a lack of knowledge so goes the great “falling away” and a confirmation we are near at the door of the “end times”. Ekman has swallowed the bait, hook, line, and sinker of Satan and his false church that teaches the “one single sacrifice of Jesus Christ” was not enough. May the Lord Jesus deliver us from this evil. AMEN

    1. we have to understand that he (Ekman) reviewed and think of it many times before answering the call of become a Catholic. You cannot say that he is fooled since there had been so much interesting and truth revealing facts about the Catholic Faith. While most of Europe now are become atheists, it is interesting that those faiths of which was not under the faith of the Lord are becoming one with them and understanding the fact that the true Faith that the Lord Jesus Christ built is the Catholic Church. In fact, Sweden was once a Catholic-majority nation not until the Protestant Reformation influenced the monarch and the whole Christendom of Scandinavian region..:-)

      Welcome to the Catholic Faith bro. Ekman, I hope your members will follow you.

      God bless

      1. Dear flewen

        Shalom, and love in Jesus.

        It is true that Scandinavia has a dark Roman Catholic past. On my native island, the “Church” stole almost all properties. Only one local farmer managed to keep his property from being taken over by Jesuits and other clergy. During the Reformation, the Catholic Bishop in the city of Bergen was arrested. He was a thief and a robber.

    1. Dear israebest

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      Anti-Zionism in the Church of Norway and Europe at large, has its root in Replacement theology. The idea that God do no longer hold the Jews as His chosen people. The new people of God, are only those who have accepted Jesus as Lord.

      If you feel that Christians should rule in Jerusalem, than the city is occupied. And the members of the PLO will become your brothers, fighting with “god” to do the needful.

      1. I understand that in the past, there were bad priests in the land of Scandinavian region. I know that some of them broke their vows. But think about it, it is not the Catholic Church who created the mess but was the people of whom the church relied in order to cater the needs of the Scandinavian people that time. In reminiscing those past mistakes of some, yes I do admit their abuses and in no ways I will cover them up. But the thing there is that, there is the true faith that was kept by these bad clergies, the church mandated them to be good, it’s just that they were influenced by temptations where everyone of us get lost once we say “Yes” to it, and those clergies are not exempted. Even Jesus was attempted to be tempted by satan, it is only the pure heart of Jesus that led Him to say “NO” to it that those clergies did not do in the past. We have to make ourselves helpful in the heart of our religion. We should be one with faith. Those erring priests should be helped to change and not to abandon the ailing church of the past. We have to encourage ourselves to heal the wounds that brought us to divisions. That is why popes of today are trying to reach those who had left the church and bring them back to the fold. No matter how bad the past is, as long as you know that the faith of our fathers are essential and in line with the teachings of Jesus, those past mistakes will just gone in the wind and can even find a way in order to find solutions in this dilemma.

        Your charisma (as a church police) will help the Catholic Church monitor more those erring priests, bishops and clergies.

        I hope you get the point.

        God bless us all,


      2. Dear flewen

        Shalom, and love in Jesus.

        It is wisdom to learn from the past, repent and not copy your own foolishness.

        In Ireland, maybe as many as 150.000 children have been sexually abused in the last two generation, by Roman Catholic clergy men.

        Please read, and leave this wicked religious movement.



  2. It is written: “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” (Revelation 22:11).

    Obviously, this “works” for Mr. Elfman and his household.

    The Roman church has “recovered” more of the “separated brethren” – a success of the policy from the Second Vatican Council (aka Vatican II).

    1. Dear Mordechai

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      Ulf Ekman is a man who looks for power. Power over people. Many who were members of his Word of Faith cult in Sweden fell ill. They had to leave Ekman and his flock, to retain their freedom in the Messiah. In the Vatican system, Ekman will find the power he is looking for.

      1. Dear Ivar,

        Shalom va ahava B’Shem Yeshua. Thank you for some more of the details which prove out the Scriptures. Toda Rabah.

      2. Hi Ivar,

        I know that the news had spread all over the world and I will not deny the sad truth of those bad priests. As I said, we cannot justify that the church is wrong just because there were bad clergies inside it. In fact, most of the priests, nuns, bishops, 3rd order leaders and lay leaders are sincere to their faith. I know why you are saying those stuffs you’ve mentioned because you are concerned on the salvation of man and I will humbly accept the link you posted. It is amazing that we see how human are our priests too right? and the church are not declaring that they are perfect or shall we say impeccable and cannot err. This is the same to pastors who also experienced that kind of dilemma, either be in discreet or declared to the public. We shall not dismiss our countrymen who also committed those acts…and that is because we sometimes fall, you fall, I fall, they fall. Remember, temptations are everywhere, and these temptations are not the actual sin. It is by saying “YES” to temptations that make it evil and sinful. We all are not exempted to it brother..I hope you get the point.

        God bless,


    1. Dear kim segar

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      You wrote:

      All the ones who are falling away from the truth, breaks my heart..

      My reply:

      There is a fine balance between sadness and gladness in the present situation, for all truth obeying Christians. Sadness, because we wish all men would find the truth and stay put. Gladness because the gross falling away proves that the Scripture is truth.

      Jesus the Messiah asked if he will find faith on Earth, when He returns? He also warns us that only the few will make it through the narrow gate.

  3. …and….is he now to divorce his wife, for they do not allow their clergy man to be married? Interesting thought, I reckon…

  4. Dear Ivar, above when I mentioned the church is falling away and breaks my heart. I was NOT refuring to the catholic cult who calls the pope the holy father. that is blasphemy and never to be forgiven. the people who have fallen for this cult is going to be lost..and to unite in unity rather than Christ Crusified is wrong and wont be excused by Yeshua , now we here ISIS will be fighting on our soil, and that should surprise noone who knows their bible. G-d said a war line no other has been or will be again. our gov , the catholic cult and many churches will fight for their lies and yet we are not to worry about who can kill the body, but who can kill the body and the soul..so many have fallen in the ditch on the other side and have become twice the sons of hell. G-d’s word is TRUTH and nothing else will do and no one will have an excuse. this web is pure in truth for you Ivar and I feel you love for the lost ..to go thru the web and then turn to scripture we see it all conclude in Rev where John lets us see the one world church who is against Israel and the true church.. I just keep praying for these people who have accepted the lie and they won’t listen ..how sad..but the good news is Yeshua is coming very soon to take his Bride to Heaven and we won’t be here in the tribulation and HE tells us to count ourselves worthy to escape the things coming down on the earth Rev 3 and 4..we know the beginning of sorrows are here and around the world so we are to look up as our redemption is drawing near..we are in the time where we can’t work anymore as it is written..if only people would put down all the bibles and stick to the KJV and see what G-d has said which is being fulfilled in our DAY

    1. Dear mama bear

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      You wrote:

      how sad..but the good news is Yeshua is coming very soon to take his Bride to Heaven and we won’t be here in the tribulation.

      My reply:

      I do not agree with this doctrine. The true Church is already facing massive martyrdom and the Great Tribulation. The sleeping, apostate and lukewarm Church do not share the gospel, or share a false prosperity gospel.

      Many spirit filled Christans do not understand that we shall all see the rise of the antichrist. We will have to resit him. Many of us will be persecuted as we do not submit, and we will face his butchers.

      1. As you likely know, Ivar, I subscribe to the doctrine of pre-Tribulation Rapture but I think we both agree that the waning days of the Church Age will be marked by growing Satanic persecution. The true Church has always faced a lot of persecution, at the hand of Satan, over the centuries but it will intensify as he “sees that his time is short”. (If we can see That Day approaching, so can he.) And this persecution served the Father’s purpose to strengthen the Bride against temptation and to preserve her purity, down through the Age of the Church–and to show who truly belonged to His Son and who did not.

        But the “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13)is that we will be the final generation of the Bride who will see her Bridegroom in the air and rise to meet Him–and be carried safely away to be with Him, in His Father’s House. We are “not appointed to God’s wrath” (see 1 Thes. 1:9-10; 5:9; Rev. 3:10 and Luke 21:36) which will be poured out in His judgment on the world during the entire Tribulation (begins at the opening of the seals by the Lamb in Rev.5). The martyrs cry out for justice early in the Tribulation. Even though Satan will be the agent of much of God’s judgment on unbelievers, that judgment will be mixed with direct judgment from Heaven. Since we are not appointed to any of God’s wrath, we will either be protected from it or we will be removed prior to that period. In either case, I think it is important that we tell people of the way to escape God’s judgment (indeed it has always been the way)–belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is Biblical to understand that God has, at various times, made a way of spiritual AND OFTEN physical escape –through His Son, Our Messiah. Jesus Himself gave a very strong hint, through His reference to the times of Noah, of what would occur prior to and during the Tribulation judgment. The Lord’s prophecy indicates that we would be removed prior to the judgment just as Enoch was, as the type of the Church, removed before the Flood judgment. In the case of the Jewish believers who come to faith after the removal of the Bride, Jesus strongly suggested, in the Gospel of Matthew, that they will be preserved through the judgment (see Rev. 7). Many early Jewish Christians were saved from physical judgment (they fled the horrific persecution of 70 A.D. on Judea, because of the Lord’s warning in Matthew 24). It will be the same during the Tribulation. He will save them as their Kinsman Redeemer and Ark.

  5. Flewen,

    You said: “But the thing there is that, there is the true faith that was kept by these bad clergies…”

    Um–NO! The true faith is based on the word of God–the Bible! That is what the Reformation was all about–Martin Luther objected to many un-Biblical practices in the Roman “church”. He didn’t actually intend to pull anyone away from the RCC, but it was inevitable because the RCC would NOT repent and return to the true, Bible-based faith. It can be well-argued that the RCC was NEVER about the true faith from its inception in the fifth century, under the Roman emperor, Constantine. The RCC gave the Reformers no choice but to leave. And then to add injury to insult, the RCC insisted on persecuting those who were following the Holy Spirit and His word. You must forsake this Roman false “church”–to continue to support “her” is a sin.

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