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Hasten The Day!
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. [See Table of Contents for all End-Time Prophecies covered here, best viewed on a big screen]
Future Prophesies - the Stage is Set (Can Happen Any Day)
ONE WORLD (BABYLON) - RELIGION
What will be the end times, one-world religion?
Rise of the One World Religion
The One World Religion - How it is coming together and how it relates to the return of Jesus
Billy Crone - Rise of a One-World Religion
Pope Francis Embraced Chrislam
Chrislam Pope: Bringing in One-World Religion
CHRISLAM CONFIRMED: Led By Pope Francis, Leaders Of The World’s Religions Formally Adopt Human Fraternity Document At 7th Congress
Disquiet as Germany builds CHRISLAM ‘House of One’ World Religion of Antichrist
Abrahamic Family House
The Abrahamic Family House: A Recipe for Diluting the Faith
Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi to open in 2022
One World Religion Headquarters Set to Open Next Year
Revelation 13:11-18 – The Beast from the Earth [False Prophet]
Rev 13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
Revelation 17 - Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast
Rev 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery:
Babylon the great
the mother of prostitutes
and of the abominations of the earth.
6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7 Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.
9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”
What will be the end times, one-world religion?
The one-world religion described in Revelation 17:1–18 as “the great harlot” will be part of the end-times scenario. The term harlot is used throughout the Old Testament as a metaphor for false religion. The actual identity and makeup of the religion has been debated for centuries and has resulted in a number of different views among Bible commentators and theologians. There are convincing arguments for the one world religion being Catholicism, Islam, the New Age movement, or some form of religion not even invented yet, and an internet search will produce many more possibilities and theories. There is no doubt that some sort of one-world religion under the false prophet will be a part of the end times, perhaps made up of a number of different religions, sects, and isms that are around today.
Revelation 17:1–18 gives us several characteristics of the one-world religion. The false religion will dominate all the “peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues” of the earth (Revelation 1b, 15), meaning that it will have universal authority, no doubt given by the Antichrist, who rules the world at that time. Verses 2–3 describe the harlot as committing adultery with the “kings of the earth,” referring to the false religion’s influence among the world’s rulers and influential people. The reference to being drunk with the wine of her adulteries may refer to those who are drunk with the power they receive from worshiping the false god of the false religion. Satan frequently ensnares those whose lust for power drives them away from the worship of the true and living God. The alliances forged by the false religion will unite church and state as never before.
Verse 6 describes the harlot as being “drunk with the blood of the saints” and the blood of those who testify of Jesus. Whether they will be martyred at the hand of the Antichrist or by being systematically starved, believers who are on the earth during the tribulation will experience the wrath of the harlot and her power source, the Antichrist. Those who oppose the worldwide religion will be killed, and those who refuse to worship the Antichrist by accepting his mark will be unable to buy and sell, thereby making survival very difficult (Revelation 13:16–17).
Eventually, the harlot will lose favor with the Antichrist, who will want to receive the world’s worship for himself. He will not share the adoration of the world with the prophets and priests of the false religion, no matter how obsequious or fawning they may be. Once the Antichrist gains the world’s amazed attention by his miraculous return from the dead (Revelation 13:3, 12, 14), he will turn on the false religious system and destroy it, establishing himself as God. The deception, Jesus tells us, will be so great that, if it were possible, even the elect would fall for it (Matthew 24:24).
Revelation 17 – The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast
Rev 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
The Meaning of the Woman and the Beast
7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
Beast = Antichrist
7 heads = 7 hills of Vatican City
7 kings = Popes/False Prophet
Harlot = Catholic Papacy
Waters = peoples
Beast = Antichrist
10 horns = 10 kings of the Antichrist Kingdom
7 heads = 7 mountains where the harlot sits = 7 hills of Rome
Western Roman empire became Vatican City
7 kings = 7 Popes since Vatican City was created
5 Fallen, 1 is, 1 to come
8th Pope = beast going to perdition = False Prophet (Beast from the Earth)
Harlot = Woman = Great city that reigns over the kings of the earth = Vatican City = Catholic Papacy
Waters = peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues
Rev 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
7 heads = 7 hills of Rome = Daniel’s 4th kingdom
Ancient Western Roman Empire became Vatican City
Ancient Western Roman Empire became Vatican City
The Roman Empire was never defeated. The Western Roman Empire continues today as Holy Roman Empire (Vatican City).
The Western Roman Empire officially ended 4 September 476 CE, when Emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed by the Germanic King Odoacer.
The Eastern Roman Empire continued on as the Byzantine Empire until 1453 CE. Though known early on as simply `the Roman Empire’, it did not much resemble that entity at all.
The Western Roman Empire would become re-invented later as The Holy Roman Empire (962-1806 CE).
That construct was also far removed from the Roman Empire of antiquity and was an `empire’ in name only.
The Holy Roman Empire was also known as the Papal States – officially the State of the Church
These were a series of territories in the Italian Peninsula under the direct sovereign rule of the pope. They were among the major states of Italy from roughly the 8th century until the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia successfully unified the Italian Peninsula by conquest in a campaign virtually concluded in 1861 and definitively in 1870.
At their zenith, the Papal States covered most of the modern Italian regions of Lazio (which includes Rome), Marche, Umbria and Romagna, and portions of Emilia. These holdings were considered to be a manifestation of the temporal power of the pope, as opposed to his ecclesiastical primacy.
By 1861, much of the Papal States' territory had been conquered by the Kingdom of Italy.
Only Lazio, including Rome, remained under the pope's temporal control.
In 1870, the pope lost Lazio and Rome and had no physical territory at all, except the Basilica of St Peter and the papal residence and related buildings around the Vatican quarter of Rome, which the new Italian state did not occupy militarily.
In 1929 the head of the Italian government, at the time the Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, ended the crisis between unified Italy and the Holy See by negotiating the Lateran Treaty, signed by the two parties. This recognized the sovereignty of the Holy See over a newly created international territorial entity, the Vatican City State, limited to a token territory.
The Holy See, also called the See of Rome, is the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, known as the pope, which includes the apostolic episcopal see of the Diocese of Rome with universal ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholic Church, as well as a sovereign entity of international law.
Rev 17 :9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains (Vatican City) on which the woman sits. 10 There are also seven kings (Popes of Vatican City). Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
7 kings = 7 Popes of Vatican City
8th king = 8th Pope = Beast from the Earth = False Prophet
In 1929 the Lateran Treaty was signed creating the nation state of Vatican City. Since then, including the current one, there have been 8 popes.
Five have fallen,
Pius XI (1922-1939) ... First king … 17 years
Pius XII (1939-1958) ... Second king … 19 years
John XXIII (1958-1963) ... Third king … 5 years
Paul VI (1963-1978) ... Fourth king … 15 years
John Paul I (1978) ... Fifth king reigned only 33 days
John Paul II (1978-2005) ... Sixth king was seriously wounded in 1981 … 27 years
and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time.
Benedict XVI (2005-2013) ... Seventh king resigned February 28, 2013 … 8 years
Unlike almost all the six monarchs before him, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated his throne.
11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
In verse 10 the seven kings of this scarlet coloured beast kingdom are mentioned, but then in the next verse there is a subtle yet fundamental difference when describing the next king in line, the eighth king is called a beast. Why? Who is this beast? What will he do?
Francis I (March 13, 2013) ... Eighth king until the end of the world.
Francis “was elected by a mafia of cardinals,”
The book of Revelation describes the last days dominated by a one world government with two branches – political & religious.
Political wing is lead by the Antichrist
Religious wing is lead by the False Prophet
The beast described in Revelation 13:1 and Revelation 17:11 is the Antichrist – both describe it as having 7 heads and 10 horns. This is the last kingdom on earth before the second coming. The harlot (Catholic Church / one world religion) will ride as the religious arm of the beast global government, headed by the first beast (Antichrist) and enforced by the eighth king (The second beast, the false prophet)
Rev 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
The woman is called the "great harlot", with whom earthly kings "have committed fornication". Against only two cities could such a charge be made:
Jerusalem – Indicted for spiritual fornication by numerous prophets, but does not meet the other criteria.
Isaiah 1:21 How the faithful city has become a harlot!
It was full of justice; Righteousness lodged in it, But now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross, Your wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes, And follows after rewards.
They do not defend the fatherless, Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.
Vatican City – Claims to have been the worldwide headquarters of Christianity since its beginning
Her pope claims to be the Vicar of Christ
His church claims to be the only ‘true church’ and ‘bride of Christ’.
Christ said His kingdom was note of this world, otherwise His servants would fight. Yet the popes have fought with armies and navies in the name of Christ to build a worldwide empire.
Vatican II states that even today the Roman Catholic Church ceaselessly seeks to bring under its control all mankind and all their goods. And in furtherance of these goals it has engaged, exactly as John foresaw, in fornication (unholy alliances) with the kings of the earth.
See Could Pope Francis be the False Prophet?
Description of Catholic Papacy
4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet – the colors of the Catholic clergy.
The Catholic Encyclopedia states:
Cappa Magna – A cloak with a long train and a hooded shoulder cape...[it] was purple wool for bishops; for cardinals, it was scarlet watered silk....
Cassock – The close-fitting, ankle-length robe worn by the Catholic clergy as their official garb....The color for bishops and other prelates is purple, for cardinals scarlet.... (Emphasis added)
Incredible wealth – She was adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls
Even Christ's blood-stained cross has been turned to gold, reflecting her riches.
The Catholic Encyclopedia says, "The pectoral cross [suspended by a chain around the neck of abbots, bishops, archbishops, cardinals and the pope] should be made of gold and...decorated with gems...."
having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
The Catholic Encyclopedia calls the gold chalice "the most important of the sacred vessels...."
The Roman Catholic Church is known for its many thousands of gold chalices around the world.
A recent newspaper article reported,
The fabulous treasure of Lourdes [France], whose existence was kept secret by the Catholic Church for 120 years, has been unveiled....Rumors have been circulating for decades about a priceless collection of gold chalices, diamond-studded crucifixes, silver and precious stones....
After an indiscreet remark by their press spokesman this week, church authorities agreed to reveal part of the collection... [some] floor-to-ceiling cases were opened to reveal 59 solid gold chalices alongside rings, crucifixes, statues and heavy gold brooches, many encrusted with precious stones.
Almost hidden by the other treasures is the "Crown" of Notre Dame de Lourdes, made by a Paris goldsmith in 1876 and studded with diamonds.
Church authorities say they cannot put a value on the collection. "I have no idea," says Father Pierre-Marie Charriez. ..."It is of inestimable value."
Across the road is a building housing hundreds of [antique] ecclesiastical garments, robes, mitres and sashes––many in heavy gold thread....
"The Church itself is poor," insists Father Charriez. "The Vatican itself is poor." (Emphasis added) [And the treasure described here is only part of that which is kept in one location, the small town of Lourdes, France!]
She has practiced evil to gather her wealth, for the golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
Much of the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church was acquired by confiscating property of the Inquisitions' pitiful victims. Even the dead were exhumed to face trial and property was taken from their heirs by the Church. That practice, one historian writes, offered "unlimited opportunities for loot."
Most of Rome's wealth has been acquired through the sale of salvation.
Untold billions of dollars have been paid to her by those who thought they were purchasing heaven on the installment plan for themselves or loved ones. The practice continues to this day—blatantly where Catholicism is in control, less obviously here in the United States where (for example) one pays the Church to have a Mass card placed on the altar in the name of the deceased during Mass to reduce time in purgatory.
The wealthy often leave a fortune for masses to be said for their salvation after their death.
In addition to such perversions of the gospel, there are the further abominations (fully documented in police and court records) of corrupt banking practices, laundering of drug money, trading in counterfeit securities and dealings with the Mafia, which the Vatican and her representatives around the world have long employed.
Former Business Week correspondent in Rome, Nino LoBello, who because of its incredible wealth calls Rome "the tycoon on the Tiber," says the Vatican is so closely allied with the Mafia in Italy that "many people...believe that Sicily...is nothing more than a Vatican holding."
Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth
5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Sadly enough, the Roman Catholic Church fits that description as precisely as she fits the others. Much of the cause is due to the unbiblical doctrine of priestly celibacy.
The great Apostle Paul was a celibate and recommended that life to others who wanted to devote themselves fully to serving Christ. He did not, however, make it a condition for church leadership as the Catholic Church has done, thereby imposing an unnatural burden upon her clergy that very few could bear. On the contrary, he wrote that a bishop should be "the husband of one wife" (1 Tim:3:2) and set the same requirement for elders (Titus:1:5-6).
The doctrine of celibacy has been broken repeatedly by millions of priests and nuns, bishops, archbishops, cardinals and many popes such as Sergius III, John X, John XII, Benedict V, Innocent VIII, Urban VIII, Innocent X, et al. Celibacy has made sinners of the clergy and harlots out of those with whom they secretly cohabit. The Catholic Church has paid about $1 billion in out-of-court settlements in the last few years for sexual sins of its clergy in the USA alone. Rome is indeed "the mother of harlots"!
History is replete with sayings that mocked Romanism's false claim to celibacy: "The holiest hermit has his whore" and "Rome has more prostitutes than any other city because she has the most celibates" are examples. Pope Pius II called Rome "the only city run by bastards," the sons and grandsons of popes and cardinals.
Even Catholic historians admit that among the popes were some of the most degenerate and unconscionable ogres in all history. More than one pope was slain by a husband who found him in bed with his wife. To call such a man "His Holiness, Vicar of Christ" makes a mockery of holiness and of Christ. Yet the name of each of these mass murderers, fornicators, robbers, warmongers––some guilty of the massacre of thousands—is emblazoned in honor on the Church's official list of Peter's alleged successors, the popes.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
The woman is drunk—and not with alcohol but with "the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus..."
One thinks immediately of the Inquisitions (Roman, Medieval and Spanish) which for centuries held Europe in their terrible grip. Canon Llorente, who was the Secretary to the Inquisition in Madrid from 1790-92 and had access to the archives of all the tribunals, estimated that in Spain alone the number of condemned exceeded 3 million, with about 300,000 burned at the stake. A Catholic historian writes,
When Napoleon conquered Spain in 1808, a Polish officer in his army, Colonel Lemanouski, reported that the Dominicans blockaded themselves in their monastery in Madrid. When Lemanouski's troops forced an entry, the inquisitors denied the existence of any torture chambers. The soldiers searched the monastery and discovered them under the floors. The chambers were full of prisoners, all naked, many insane. The French troops, used to cruelty and blood, could not stomach the sight. They emptied the torture-chambers, laid gunpowder to the monastery and blew the place up.
The remnants of some of the chambers of horror remain in Europe and may be visited today. They stand as memorials to the zealous outworking of Roman Catholic dogmas which remain in force, and to a Church which claims to be infallible and to this day justifies such barbarism. They are also memorials to the astonishing accuracy of John's vision in Revelation 17. Do not forget, that Church has not yet officially admitted that these practices were evil, nor apologized to the world or to any of the victims or their descendants. Nor could John Paul II fully apologize today because "the doctrines responsible for those terrible things still underpin his position."
"Christian" Rome has slaughtered many times the number of both Christians and Jews that pagan Rome did. Beside those victims of the Inquisitions, there were Huguenots, Albigenses, Waldenses and other Christians, massacred, tortured and burned at the stake by the hundreds of thousands simply because they refused to align themselves with the Roman Catholic Church. Listen to the leading nineteenth-century Catholic professor of church history:
The view of the Church had been...[that] every departure from the teaching of the Church...must be punished with death, and the most cruel of deaths, by fire....
Both the initiation and carrying out of this...must be ascribed to the Popes alone...who compelled bishops and priests to condemn heretics to torture, confiscation of their goods, imprisonment, and death, and to enforce the execution of this sentence on the civil authorities, under pain of excommunication. (Emphasis added)
Pope Martin V commanded the King of Poland in 1429 to exterminate the Hussites (sympathizers with the martyred Jan Hus). This excerpt from the Pope's letter to the King explains why popes hated independent Christians and wanted them destroyed:
Know that the interests of the Holy See, and those of your crown, make it a duty to exterminate the Hussites. Remember that these impious persons dare proclaim principles of equality; they maintain that all Christians are brethren, and that God has not given to privileged men the right of ruling the nations; they hold that Christ came on earth to abolish slavery; they call the people to liberty, that is to the annihilation of kings and priests.... [T]urn your forces against Bohemia; burn, massacre, make deserts everywhere, for nothing could be more agreeable to God, or more useful to the cause of kings, than the extermination of the Hussites.(Emphasis added)
Note this excerpt from Pope Nicholas I's (858-67) instructions to the King of Bulgaria, a new convert to what he thought was "Christianity," to force Rome's religion upon his subjects:
I glorify you for having maintained your authority by putting to death those wandering sheep who refuse to enter the fold; and...congratulate you upon having opened the kingdom of heaven to the people submitted to your rule.
A king need not fear to command massacres, when these will retain his subjects in obedience, or cause them to submit to the faith of Christ; and God will reward him in this world, and in eternal life, for these murders.
Why should Rome apologize for or even admit this holocaust? No one calls her to account today. Protestants have forgotten and evangelical leaders join Rome to evangelize together. They don't want to hear any "negative" reminders of the millions tortured and slain by the Church to which they now pay homage, or the fact that Rome has a false gospel of sacramental works.
The Nazi holocaust was thoroughly known to Pius XII in spite of his complete silence throughout the war on the slaughter of Jews. Had the Pope protested, as representatives of Jewish organizations and the Allied Powers begged him to do, he would have condemned his own Church. The facts are inescapable:
In 1936, Bishop Berning of Osnabruch had talked with the Fuhrer for over an hour. Hitler assured his lordship there was no fundamental difference between National Socialism and the Catholic Church. Had not the church, he argued, looked on Jews as parasites...? …"I am only doing," he boasted, "what the Church has done for fifteen hundred years, only more effectively." Being a Catholic himself, he told Berning, he "admired and wanted to promote Christianity [Catholicism]."
18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
Is there such a city? Yes, and again only one: Vatican City.
One 18th century historian counted 95 popes who claimed to have divine power to depose kings and emperors.
Historian Walter James wrote that Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) "held all Europe in his net."
Gregory IX (1227-41) thundered that the pope was Lord and Master of everyone and everything. Popes crowned and deposed kings and emperors, exacting obedience by threatening excommunication.
Pope Nicholas I boasted, "Fear, then, our wrath and the thunders of our vengeance; for Jesus Christ has appointed us [the popes]...absolute judges of all men; and kings...are submitted to our authority."
In commanding one king to destroy another, Nicholas wrote, “We order you, in the name of religion, to invade his states, burn his cities, and massacre his people....”
Eminent Catholic historian Ignaz von Dollinger writes, "Pope Clement IV, in 1265, after selling millions of South Italians to Charles of Anjou for a yearly tribute of eight hundred ounces of gold, declared that he would be excommunicated if the first payment was deferred...."
Catholic Professor Carrerio boasted that the popes had "put down from their thrones great kings and yet mightier emperors, and set others in their place, to whom the greatest kingdoms have long paid tribute, as they do to no other, and who dispense such riches...that no king or emperor has ever had....
The qualifying data which John gives us under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit for identifying this woman/city, is specific, conclusive and irrefutable. There is no city upon earth, past or present, which meets all of these criteria except Catholic Rome and Vatican City. Pray for the 980 million Catholics who are deceived into trusting their Church instead of Christ for salvation. May Christ's love move you to bring the gospel to them!
Rev 17:12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.
Describes a confederation of 10 kings during the tribulation
Dan 2:42 10 toes
Dan 7:24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this Antichrist kingdom.
Rev 17:12 "The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.
There is no fulfillment of this federation of 10 kings in ancient Roman history, therefore this prophecy must still be future
Beast = Antichrist
7 heads = 7 hills of Vatican City
7 kings = Popes/False Prophet
Harlot = Catholic Papacy
Waters = peoples
The Vatican, the Jesuits, and the Great Reset
Timothy Alberino talks with Leo Zagami
Timothy Alberino and Leo Zagami discuss how Pope Francis, the liberal Jesuits, and the architects of the Great Reset are conspiring to bring about a New World Order and a New World Religion. Check out this amazing interview by Timothy Alberino based on my new book "Confessions of an Illuminati Volume 7: From the Occult Roots of the Great Reset to the Populist Roots of The Great Reject"
Rise of the One World Religion :: By Mike Taylor
“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live” (Revelation 13:12-14).
I have at other times written about the history of the Catholic Church, mainly the Roman Catholic Church, but with current developments and the election of a surprise candidate called Pope Francis, I feel I need to readdress this “religion” once again based on these new developments. In my last previous article about the last pope, I marveled at how this man just doesn’t seem to fit the preconceived notions floating in my head and those spoken about of. But new developments and details have been brought to light, and we need to look at this man a little closer.
Noting all the signs of the times around us, I’ve wondered when and how a one-world church prophesied in the Bible would come about. For over a hundred years, one body has secretly and with stealth promoted a one-world religion to draw all religions to the “mother church,” which is the Roman Catholic Church. In the past, they did it violently and with blood. Today, they do it with stealth and cunning invading every part of society including education─to promote the unity of the faith. They will do it again with blood during the Tribulation.
Understand, that in the past for personal reasons and because my younger brother has embraced this Satanic form of religion (he feels that only through the Catholic Church can his salvation be assured), I have resisted the idea of shining the light on this movement of “another Christ” instead of the true Christ — this antichrist type, a.k.a. the “Vicar of Christ” or god on earth. But I have a duty to God to call out heresy and evil within any religious organization that labels itself as “Christian.” It is our duty and our calling according to Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 6.
Any organization on earth that puts itself above God’s Word should NOT be tolerated by any born-again, gospel believing Christian. We must realize that no man, no church and no organization can assure us of redemption except through the blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Not the Catholic Church, not sacraments, not Mary, not dead saints, not Christian denominations or any power on earth will assure you of a place at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Our Lord will not be replaced with any mere man/woman or church. Paul spoke of our personal responsibility for assuring our own salvation, and it is through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, when he wrote:
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:9-12).
Did Paul write that our salvation is through any other means except through the blood of our Savior? No, Paul makes no mention of any other way, as it is not found in the Bible anywhere. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.” So any other way is simply a LIE. But my brethren which church organization has promoted these lies for over a 1400 years plus — that the only way to God is through their church? Correct. The Roman Catholic Church is that antithesis of all things that God ordained through His Son, Jesus Christ. Of itself, it is antichrist.
I spoke of stealth in the first part of this commentary message─that one organization has gone fairly silent in recent years directly, but has used deception and the resurgence of its goal of a “one world religion” drawing together all religions including the Far East religions of mysticism and pagan worship. Don’t believe me? I ask that you read the following article sent to me by a dear brother of my online congregation through the link below, (copy and paste if the link doesn’t work): http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/c97.shtml
It’s titled “The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church.”
In that article, you will see that the agenda of the Catholic Church is well and alive through men such as Rick Warren and his cohorts, and the emerging church. Steeped with idolatry and mysticism, they do the bidding of the “mother church” and the secret Jesuit society. You see it on TV…“Come back to the mother church”…you mean like one world church? No, thank you, I gave at the office.
We as Christians must understand that we are not to judge the world, as our Lord and Savior will judge according to His Word, but that does not apply to things that are heretical within our own ranks and the preaching of the kingdom of God by His true church.
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church” (1 Corinthians 6:2-4).
All one has to do is review the history of the Roman Catholic Church and how it has subverted the gospel to its own enrichment, the sins of the clergy and the pope, and the continued practice of false doctrine and debauchery, which is the modern Roman Catholic Church. Can anyone say “pedophile priest?” Some say, “Oh, that was the past, It’s not happening today.” Oh, really? So you give them a pass with their historic examples of debauchery and murder? Did you realize that the last pope moved around pedophile priests to prevent the church paying out money in lawsuits? He basically hid them out and they continued to be priests and child molesters. Is this Christ-like and from the supreme Poobah of the religion?
The history of the Catholic Church from its headquarters in Rome has been one of blood and domination. We read of popes who were the most hideous of sinful men that claimed the authority of God Almighty, and whosoever disagreed with their edicts were either excommunicated, or worse─slain from a thousand different methods of torture of a thousand knives and execution. Read about their extermination of any Protestant religions that just wanted to worship God in their own way. I know that’s the past. But I’m aghast when I read the modern recent position that the Catholic Church took against helpless Jewish people during World War Two and basically aligning itself with Nazi Germany and blessing their swastika symbol as a symbol to be revered, and/or feared.
The power and domination of the church in Rome has dwindled in the last 200 years, but if any power arises that seeks domination of the earth, it’s a safe bet that the church in Rome will do its bidding to be at the table of the power brokers. It’s their history, it’s their entire focus of a one-world religion headed by one religious authority, called the Vicar of Christ, their “god on earth.” In itself, the title is outright blasphemy. The church in Rome will arise again, but only for a short few years before she is destroyed in judgment. Mark my words.
TRUE CHRISTIANS MUST BE WARNED
One of the greatest dangers to Christianity today is the deliberate suppression of biblical truth for the sake of unity. The danger intensifies as we see that many highly visible and influential Christians are jumping on the Vatican’s ecumenical bandwagon. Instead of warning believers that this false unity is the emergence of the “last days” apostate church, some evangelicals are embracing and applauding those who are engineering it.
Everyday we see ministers─so called shepherds of the flock, misleading people away from the truths of the Bible. They are seldom exposed, except when their sins find them out (to the glee of the secular media). Jesus warned of such charlatans that are wolves amongst the sheep.
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit” (Matthew 7:15-17).
And Paul, when the fledging church was just beginning, warned the people in his ministry in Acts chapter 20:29-31:
“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
It is indeed disturbing to see so many folks that are blinded by the deception that goes on in modern Protestant churches that do the bidding of the “mother church” to draw all religions into one common, all powerful religious state. They have been working steadily at bringing “departed brothers” back into the faith, or the “holy mother church.” When Pope John Paul II was alive, he promoted the following:
In his 1995 encyclical Et Unum Sint, Pope John Paul II said he intends “to promote every suitable initiative…to increase the unity of all Christians until they reach full communion” and “to encourage the efforts of all who work for the cause of unity.” The pope’s stated desire is “to gather all people and all things into Christ, so as to be for all—an inseparable sacrament of unity… expressed in the common celebration of the Eucharist.” During a week of prayer for Christian unity Pope John Paul II said, “I gladly take this opportunity to call the attention of all believers to the ecumenical commitment that marked VC II. The council rightly defined the division among Christians as a scandal. The council Fathers felt the need to beg pardon of God and of their brethren for the sins committed against unity.” He asked Catholics “to cultivate an authentic spiritual ecumenism” through the Virgin Mary [not through the Lord Jesus].
I quote now from an article concerning the papacy’s sole intent of uniting all religions under one authority, the Church in Rome:
“As we watch the Vatican we can see a seductive strategy for uniting all Christians. They masterfully and deliberately redefine biblical terms to make them more vague, ambiguous and acceptable to both Catholics and Protestants. An example of this is the 1999 Lutheran-Roman Catholic “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.” In the declaration, Rome uses equivocal and indefinite words to affirm the doctrine of “justification by faith alone” but, at the same time, continues to affirm the anathema’s that condemn all who believe this doctrine. We must not be misled. Rome has not changed its position on things that really matter! Instead they take advantage of professing Christians who lack discernment or who are unwilling to contend for “the faith.” (“The Pope’s Push for a One-World Religion” by Mike Gendron.)
I would go a step further than making doctrine acceptable to Catholics and Protestants alike. They are wooing all major religions to their altar of servitude. Religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, and every–ism — even paganism out there that is a religion to some people and bringing them under one big religious tent with the power of the papacy in supreme control in religious affairs.
One Word Government, One World Religion
We now see a push for a one-world government due to global economic upheaval. Many elitists are planning the demise of the capitalistic model of free enterprise and promoting a “new world order.” How this new system shakes out and what will be the catalyst to making the kings of the earth to demand a one-world system is for prophecy in the near future. The stage is set, the actors are being put in place, and all we need is to light the fuse to send the world into utter chaos even more so than it already is.
John spoke of this period of time that we are fast drawing down to, know as the “end of days.”
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication” (Revelation 17:1-2).
John speaks of a woman. When identified, the woman stands for a religious entity upon the earth. In this case the woman is a harlot, meaning that she does not serve the true God, but prostitutes herself to false gods and false doctrine and misleads the people into idolatry.
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:” (Revelation 17:3-4).
I submit to you that through the ages since Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father, no other religious body that calls itself “Christian” has perverted Scripture to their own enrichment and own lust for power as the Roman Catholic Church. Any encyclopedia will affirm that only one religious body of paramount whoredom has committed the sins John mentioned…yes, the Roman Catholic Church. They hold their traditions and the edicts of the pope above the clear commands of Holy Scriptures. To promote the power of the church, and debase the authority of God’s Holy Word as secondary to their authority is a most severe blasphemy.
“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration” (Revelation 17:5-6).
How many people have been slain in the name of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the last 2000 years? Millions, tens of millions? The number and the atrocities of the sins of the church in Rome rises like a stench in the nostrils of God. Read your history.
In chapter 17 of Revelation, John goes on to describe the beast power that arises during the last 7 years, called Daniel’s 70 week. You see how this harlot rides the beast and is joined to its power and uses her influence to support and defend the beast power and it’s administration. Finally, when the beast is done with her, she is destroyed by fire
“And he saith unto me, the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled” (Revelation 17:15-17).
In Revelation 17, the woman is controlling the beast, bringing about its worship. But she and the beast are antagonists competing against each other. Furthermore, she is heavily involved in politics (influencing kings), manufacturing, shipping, craftsmanship, and merchandising.
The woman indeed has a relationship with the beast but she is not directly part of the politics, economics, religion, or military of the beast. She and the beast are separate entities, even though both are part of the overall one-world system. The Catholic Church has always been part of the beast system, influencing it from within. Conversely, the woman is portrayed as an external influence, competing with, riding, and at some point exercising control of the beast.
How this harlot will be destroyed by fire is conjecture on anyone’s part, but a nuclear blast would destroy all of Rome and the Vatican estate that resides there.
What Time is it?
Many in the Catholic Church hierarchy and the leaders within have reported that after Pope Benedict XVI finished his “reign” over the Catholic Church, that the next pope would be an apostate. From Wikipedia, we read about what is said about the last pope. In my last message I went over this prophecy of St. Malachy and was little puzzled about the selection of this pope…one called Francis. It was predicted that there would be possibly several other men and that the new pope would take the name Pius…I wondered, “If this is the pope we were looking for is the False Prophet.”
But in investigating this man further as to who he is, at first I thought he looks so grandfatherly, so humble, and he’s definitely OLD. How could he be the prophesied a “false prophet?” That is, until I had several people email me from all over the planet filling me in about this man and supplying information about his past.
1. His given surname is Peitro (“Peter”).
2. His family immigrated to Argentina from Italy…hence he’s Roman.
3. And most disturbing, he has long been a member of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits.
4. The authors of Petrus Romanus, a book that I have been reading, agree that his pedigree fits, Peter the Roman.
From Wikipedia online:
Bergoglio studied at the archdiocesan seminary Inmaculada Concepción in Villa Devoto,Buenos Aires City, and after three years entered the Society of Jesus on 11 March 1958. Father Bergoglio completed his final stage of spiritual formation as a Jesuit, tertianship, atAlcalá de Henares, Spain, and took his perpetual vows in the Society of Jesus on 22 April 1973.  He was named Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina on 31 July 1973 and served until 1979.  After the completion of his term of office, in 1980 he was named the rector of the seminary in San Miguel (it is unclear which one), and served in that capacity until 1986. He spent several months at the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt, Germany, while considering possible dissertationtopics,  before returning to Argentina to serve as a confessor and spiritual director to the Jesuit community in Córdoba. 
Noting the above quote and the determination to make all religions bow to the pope under any means, should give each of us pause. Again, I am reminded of the verse in Revelation 13, (concerning Pope Francis’ demeanor and first impression):
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed” (Revelation 13:11-12)
As mentioned in my last article, don’t be fooled by the man’s demeanor and his seemly grandfatherly front, speaking words that soothe, and even salting them with the name of Jesus. No, look at his actions and if they are in line with Scripture, because if he is the man, then he will say words that you want to hear, but is “metaphorically” crossing his fingers behind his back. Meaning, he means nothing he says, but speaks to deceive. Using his Jesuit upbringing in his church, he will demand conformity.
I warn every truly converted Christian man or woman, to make your selves familiar with the commands of Scripture. Be an informed Berean, as mentioned in Acts 17:10-11:
“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
If Christians takes it upon themselves to read the Bible, they will not be deceived with “traditions of the church” or any doctrine that is contrary to the Word of God. I beseech each and every one of you to put on the whole armor of God, as the spirit world is growing more active with each passing day.
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
I pray for my brother who puts his trust in an organization, not his Lord and Savior, to keep him on the straight and narrow path that leads to life. When this world approaches the Tribulation, I pray that each of you, including my brother will take the Word of God in hand and search its pages to find if these things are true.
I spoke earlier of a catalyst, a fuse that would ignite the call for a one-world government, and a one-world religion. Everything is in place; the actors are stage left, stage right and are ready to begin their short act of the last seven years of mankind’s attempt to govern. What might that catalyst be? If suddenly upwards of a billion people plus, suddenly vanish off the surface of this planet, such an economic collapse that we only envision will happen at warped speed.
The call for calm and a ruling body to restore order will be set in motion almost immediately, to prevent anarchy and chaos. I believe that the removal of the church saints from this earth, to meet Jesus in the air, will be the most catastrophic event to come to this planet apart from the beginning of His actual 1000-year reign beginning with the War of Armageddon. Men will search for answers, reasons, and to be comforted that all is well. It is said that the one thing that would unite this world into one solid unit is an “ALIEN INVASION” from another planet. Hence, this is how the Rapture will be explained away.
Enter stage right, the one world government, and enter stage left, the beginning of the one world religion headed by the False Prophet and the Roman Catholic Church, in that order. Hold onto your seat, my brothers and sisters, as the ride could get real bumpy before the Father says, “It is enough. Go get my children.”
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).
MARANATHA, SO COME LORD JESUS!
The One World Religion - How it is coming together and how it relates to the return of Jesus By Dr. David R. Reagan
The most popular apostasy in Christendom today is the teaching that God has revealed Himself in many different ways to different cultures and that, therefore, all religions worship the same god, but just use different names. From this viewpoint, the Allah of Islam is the same as the Yahweh of Judaism and both are the same as the Krishna of Hinduism. The natural conclusion that is drawn from this apostate idea is that there are many different paths to God, Jesus being only one of them. This has led liberal leaders of groups like The National Council of Churches in the United States and the World Council to condemn missionary activity as “arrogant” and “anti-cultural.”
The Bible teaches that these apostate Christian leaders are eventually going to succeed, at least temporarily. Their triumph will occur when the Antichrist forms his one world religion (Revelation 13:12).
The Stanford Conference
Major steps have already been taken to establish a unified world religion. In June of 1997 over 200 delegates from religious groups all over the world gathered at Stanford University to begin drafting a charter for an international interfaith institution to be called The Organization of United Religions.
The meeting was convened and presided over by Reverend William Swing, the Episcopal Bishop of San Francisco. Since 1993 he has been traveling worldwide to set up a network of religious leaders interested in a one world religious organization. The Bishop told the San Francisco Chronicle: “I’ve spent a lot of time praying with Brahmins, meditating with Hindus, and chanting with Buddhists. I feel I’ve been enormously enriched inwardly by exposure to these folks. I’ve gone back and read our own scriptures, and it’s amazing how they begin to read differently when you’re exposed to more truth from more people in other parts of the world.”
This statement is the epitome of the new tolerance that is being evidenced by Christendom’s apostate leaders. (Incidentally, I wonder what “new truth” he found outside the Bible!)
The group has been moving full speed ahead with their organizational efforts. Their charter was presented for ratification by sponsoring groups in June of 2000. Their goal is to have the new organization fully operable by 2005. They intend for the headquarters to be located at the Presidio, the former military base in San Francisco. As one conference leader put it, “The UR is meant to be for religions what the UN is for nations.”
Continuing Apostasy in Melbourne
In July 1997 many of the same people gathered in Melbourne, Australia for a conference on religion and cultural diversity. The Archbishop of Canterbury (the leader of the Church of England) was present, and the Pope sent one of his highest ranking cardinals, Francis Arinze.
At the opening banquet, the lights were dimmed and people were told to focus on the candle on their table while the following prayer was offered: “Let us focus on the candle, the small quivering fire, the light in the darkness, the call to evening prayer, the call to thanksgiving… for our togetherness, for our unity as sons and daughters of the earth in this vast and ancient land, this sacred soil of the Dreamtime. In the presence of the Ineffable Other, the Holy Being of Infinity, the Numinous Beyond, the One and the Ultimate, the Alpha and the Omega, the Unknown and the Unknowable, Lord of the Cosmos, Center of Creation… we pray to you…”
Can you imagine any Christian leader praying such claptrap? Since when, from a Christian viewpoint, has our Creator God become “unknown and unknowable”? Only a professing Christian captivated and deceived by the new tolerance could pray such a blasphemous prayer.
Understandably, the conference concluded that the one cardinal sin is absolutism. Belief that one’s religion contains absolute truth was decried as pride.
The conference’s most popular workshop was on “Religious Fundamentalism.” The featured speaker was an ordained Christian minister who, until recently, was the full-time chaplain at the University of Melbourne. He denounced Christians who believe in the Bible and embrace creationism as “mean-spirited.” He also called them “authoritarian and dictatorial,” “violent,” “aggressive,” “pathological,” and “dangerous.” He characterized them as people who are incapable of independent thinking and who “brandish their floppy Bibles like weapons.”
Talk about paving the way for the Antichrist! I can hear him speaking now: “It makes no difference what you call your god. He can be Yahweh or Baal or Allah or Krishna or Mother Earth or Self. Just give me your allegiance as your god’s Messiah, and I will guarantee your freedom to worship as you please.”
The New Charter
The URI Charter was ratified on June 26, 2000 at a meeting held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The preamble states: “The URI is a growing global community dedicated to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, ending religiously motivated violence and creating cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.”
It sounds so good! It is all so touchy-feely and warm and fuzzy. The Charter is full of New Age type statements like the following: “We unite to celebrate the joy of blessings and the light of wisdom in both movement and stillness.”
One of the key principles expressed in the Charter is worded as follows: “Members of the URI shall not be coerced to participate in any ritual or be proselytized.” In other words, no member of the URI will engage in missionary activity since that would constitute an act of spiritual imperialism. It all makes sense from their viewpoint, since they believe all religions are equally valid.
The amazing thing is the degree of inclusiveness that the URI represents. In addition to the world’s major faiths, the organization has embraced “neo-pagan” religions like Druids and Celtic Revivalists, Wicca and Witchcraft, and Norse Paganism.
All of this is being done in the name of “tolerance.” But it is a perverted tolerance. It is a subtle ploy of Satan to corrupt the Church from within. The deception sounds so appealing: “Why draw lines of fellowship over doctrinal differences? The only thing that’s important is sincerity. Reach out and embrace all those who profess to believe in God, regardless of who their god may be. Ignore doctrinal differences. Do it in the name of Christian love. Do it for the sake of religious unity.”
This type of thinking has led Earl Paulk of Atlanta to call for the Evangelical Christian world to embrace even the Mormons! It has motivated mainline liberal spokesmen to advocate that Christians show tolerance toward Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other pagan faiths by restraining ourselves from sharing the Gospel with them. Consider, for example, the following words of Episcopal Bishop John Spong of New Jersey:
In the fall of 1988, I worshipped God in a Buddhist temple. As the smell of incense filled the air, I knelt before three images of Buddha, feeling that the smoke could carry my prayers heavenward. It was for me a holy moment for I was certain that I was kneeling on holy ground…
I will not make any further attempt to convert the Buddhist, the Jew, the Hindu or the Moslem. I am content to learn from them and to walk with them side by side toward the God who lives, I believe, beyond the images that bind and blind us.
Again, it all sounds so wonderful, so soothing, so tolerant! Tragically, it makes a liar of the very person they profess as Lord, for Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). Those are not tolerant words.
The Coming World Religion
The Christian leaders who are advocating tolerance to the point of embracing apostasy are going to triumph in the near future, at least temporarily. The Bible makes that clear. Just as “one world” thought is dominating the political and economic scenes today, it has captivated the thinking of both Catholic and Protestant leaders regarding religion.
In that regard, I think it is significant that in 1989 the Archbishop of the Anglican Church, Robert Runcie, called for all Christians to accept the Pope as “a common leader presiding in love.” Runcie made his appeal at an evening prayer service midway through his first official visit to the Vatican. “For the universal church, I renew the plea,” he said. “Could not all Christians come to reconsider the kind of primacy the bishop of Rome exercised with the early church, ‘a presiding in love’ for the sake of the unity of the churches in the diversity of their mission?”
That kind of thinking is paving the way for the establishment of the one world government of the Antichrist (Revelation 13:1-10) which will be supported by the one world religious system of the False Prophet (Revelation 13:11-18).
I believe the harlot church of Revelation 17 will most likely be an amalgamation of the world’s pagan religions, including apostate Protestants, under the leadership of the Catholic Church.
THE RISE OF A ONE WORLD RELIGION
The ultimate sign that you're headed for the worst day of your life would have to be this...You wake up one morning only to realize that your family has suddenly disappeared. So you run to turn on your TV to see what's happening and there you watch a special worldwide news report declaring that millions of people all over the planet have simply vanished. As you spy the Bible on the coffee table, it suddenly dawns on you that your family was right after all when they kept telling you about the rapture of the Church. Then to your horror, you realize that you've been left behind and have been catapulted into mankind's darkest hour, the 7-year Tribulation that really is coming upon the whole world. But thankfully, God is not only a God of wrath; He's a God of love as well. And because He loves you and I, He has given us many warning signs to show us that the Tribulation is near and that His 2nd Coming is rapidly approaching. Therefore, The Final Countdown takes a look at 10 signs given by God to lovingly wake us up so we'd give our lives to Him before it's too late. These signs are the Jewish People, Modern Technology, Worldwide Upheaval, The Rise of Falsehood, The Rise of Wickedness, The Rise of Apostasy, One World Religion, One World Government, One World Economy, and The Mark of the Beast. Like it or not folks, we are headed for The Final Countdown. Please, if you haven't already done so, give your life to Jesus today, because tomorrow may be too late!
The Rise of a One World Religion - Part 1
The Rise of a One World Religion - Part 2
The Rise of a One World Religion - Part 3
The Rise of a One World Religion - Part 4
The Rise of a One World Religion - Part 5
The Rise of a One World Religion - Part 6
The term "ecumenism" refers to efforts by Christians of different church traditions to develop closer relationships and better understandings. The term is also often used to refer to efforts towards the visible and organic unity of different Christian denominations in some form.
The adjective ecumenical can also be applied to any interdenominational initiative that encourages greater cooperation among Christians and their churches, whether or not the specific aim of that effort is full, visible unity. It can also be applied in the same way to other religions or to refer to unity between religions or between people in general - in this sense it means non-sectarian, non-denominational.
The terms ecumenism and ecumenical come from the Greek οἰκουμένη (oikoumene), which means "the whole inhabited world", and was historically used with specific reference to the Roman Empire. The ecumenical vision comprises both the search for the visible unity of the Church (Ephesians 4:3) and the "whole inhabited earth" (Matthew 24:14) as the concern of all Christians.
Right now there is a great move to wipe the word "protestant" out of Christianity.
The current thought is we should be one body with acceptance for all teaching and doctrine.
One of the biggest "coming together" promoters is TV evangelism.
The man in charge of one of the largest networks said he is wiping the word "protestant" out of his dictionary. We are all just one.
Another of these TV preachers traveled to a supposed viewing site of the Virgin Mary. He is of protestant denomination yet he indulged in Catholic Communion (by participating he committed heresy). On national Christian television he told the owner of the Christian network, "You know, I felt such a presence of God when I ate that bread". The owner replied, "I knew it. There is no difference. We are all one and I am knocking the word "protestant" out of my language." In other words, "I am getting into bed with the harlot".
What will happen to him or anyone like him? The Bible tells us they are going to be cast into Great Tribulation. They will not be taken in the Rapture. They will be in bed with this harlot during the great tribulation. When we get to Revelation 17 and 18 we will see how she suffers. She will be raped and murdered by the ten kings. Her city is destroyed in a single day. You do not want to play around with Rome. The only way to escape this fate is to repent of Rome’s deeds.
Signify the capability or desire of humans to live together in peace.
C – Islamic crescent moon
O – Peace sign
E – Hindu Om symbol
X – Star of David
I – Pentagram for the dot of the "I"
S – Yin-yang symbol
T – Christian cross
Ecumenism :: By Daniel Payne
Why would anyone twist the truth into a half truth? Because they only want you to believe the false half.
They twist up the truth into a half truth, and then they accentuate the half that’s the lie. They begin to concentrate on and teach that lie—over, and over, and over again… while completely ignoring the true half that they totally left out right from the start.
How are we as true Christian believers supposed to handle this situation? Here is a prime example from a favorite verse of the ecumenical movement:
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16).
It’s the “harmless as doves” half that false teachers accentuate. They completely leave out the “wise as serpents” half, right from the start.
By ignoring the “wise as serpents” part, they twist the whole truth of being both “wise as serpents” AND “harmless as doves” into a half truth of only being “harmless as doves,” which then becomes a very dangerous false teaching and a total lie.
False teachers, who claim to represent the true teachings of Christ and who are also part of the worldwide ecumenical movement that promotes unity among all religions, are purposely ignoring a key portion of Scripture:
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15).
If someone claims to believe in a god other than the God of the Bible, then that person does NOT believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. But…
Satan is a crafty devil, so it’s no wonder that, generations ago, he started pushing the lie that all gods lead to heaven. That way, believing in any god of any other religion can be equal to believing in Jesus as God. False!
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6).
As Paul himself said, we are not to be unequally yoked under the guise of Christian unity with unbelievers. That, of course, includes equalizing the religions of nonbelievers with true Christianity.
However, we are still commanded to reach the lost sheep with the gospel of Christ. If we completely hid ourselves away from the world, then we would be no more effective at reaching the lost than certain “Christian” cults who live in isolation.
“I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner— not even to eat with such a person” (1 Corinthians 5:9-11).
Going back to Matthew 10:16, what does it mean for the true followers of Christ to “be wise as serpents”? How does a serpent think? Does a serpent seek unity with his fellow creatures? Does he not plot how he can devour them?
Yet we true followers of Christ are exhorted by Christ Himself to “be wise as serpents.” How can that be? How does that join with also being “harmless as doves”? The answer is simple:
We are to be fully aware of exactly how the serpent thinks so that we are careful not to be devoured like sheep among wolves. If all of the true disciples of Christ are immediately devoured by the wolves and serpents, how then can the gospel of Christ continue to be taught?
The answer is that God does not want His true servants to always be devoured by the serpents and wolves.
False Christian servants who only teach “be harmless as doves” do not have to worry about being devoured by the serpents and wolves. Why? Because they ARE the serpents and the wolves. What better way to lure your prey than to put on sheep’s clothing?
Here is one way that true Christian servants can survive among the serpents and wolves to continue to teach and preach the Word of God:
“Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. And when you go into a household, greet it. If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” (Matthew 10:11-15)
Notice how the very next verse is Matthew 10:16:
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”
A true servant of Christ who is “wise as a serpent” will know how to avoid giving needless offense and will avoid being tricked into compromising situations with nonbelievers and will know when it’s time to turn away.
A true servant of Christ who is “harmless as a dove” will be protected by righteous character and uncompromising faith by putting on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-17) and will:
“always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15b).
A true servant of Christ will always stick to the whole truth.
A true servant of Christ will never compromise the gospel of Christ by being “unequally yoked together with unbelievers” (2 Corinthians 6:14).
A true servant of Christ will “be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).
A true servant of Christ will not be deceived “by every wind of false doctrine” (Ephesians 4:14).
A true servant of Christ will remain steady, loyal, faithful, and spiritually strong.
A true servant of Christ will continue to grow in love and service toward God and His true children.
A true servant of Christ will always be ready to follow in the footsteps of Christ’s suffering, if or when God chooses such a time for you:
“For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps” (1 Peter 2:20-21).
What is religious pluralism?
Religious pluralism generally refers to the belief in two or more religious worldviews as being equally valid or acceptable. More than mere tolerance, religious pluralism accepts multiple paths to God or gods as a possibility and is usually contrasted with “exclusivism,” the idea that there is only one true religion or way to know God.
While religious pluralism has been in existence since at least the seventeenth century, the concept has become more popular since the latter half of the twentieth century in Western Europe and North America. Specifically, the idea of religious ecumenism (religions working together as one) and the recently popularized interfaith movement have led to the increased acceptance of religious pluralism in popular culture.
Studies by the Barna Group and others have noted the growth of ideas related to religious pluralism in American culture in recent years. In many cases, even significant numbers of people identified as Christians believe there is more than one way to heaven.
Pluralism is more than the sharing of certain values or agreement on some social issues. Buddhists and Christians both agree that helping the poor is important, but such limited concord is not pluralism. Pluralism has to do with lending credence to competing truth claims and accepting diverse beliefs regarding God and salvation.
In addition, two or more religions can share some doctrinal beliefs yet remain fundamentally different as belief systems. For example, Muslims and Christians agree that there is only one God—yet both religions define God differently and hold many other irreconcilable beliefs.
What does the Bible teach about religious pluralism? First, the Bible acknowledges only one God (Deuteronomy 6:5). Therefore, religious pluralism is incompatible with biblical teaching since pluralism accepts multiple views of God or even multiple gods.
Second, the Bible teaches exclusivism in that there is only one way to know God—through Jesus Christ. John 14:6 notes that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him. The apostles taught the same message in Acts 4:12: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Third, the Bible frequently condemns other religions as following gods that are not really gods. For example, Joshua 23:16 says, “If you violate the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, the LORD’s anger will burn against you.”
Religious liberty guarantees that multiple religions can worship peaceably, and Christians appreciate such liberty, as it allows for open worship of God. In contrast, religious pluralism teaches that multiple religions are true or equally valid, something the Bible clearly refutes. We encourage religious liberty, but at the same time we communicate the Bible’s teaching of “one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
What is Chrislam?
Chrislam is an attempt to syncretize Christianity with Islam. While it began in Nigeria in the 1980s, Chrislamic ideas have spread throughout much of the world. The essential concept of Chrislam is that Christianity and Islam are compatible, that one can be a Christian and a Muslim at the same time. Chrislam is not an actual religion of its own, but a blurring of the differences and distinctions between Christianity and Islam.
Advocates of Chrislam point to facts such as Jesus being mentioned 25 times in the Qur’an, or Christianity and Islam having similar teachings on morals and ethics, or the need for the two largest monotheistic religions to unite to fight against the rise of atheism and alternative spirituality. Chrislam is viewed by some as the solution for the ongoing conflict between the Western world, which is predominantly Christian, and the Middle East, which is predominantly Muslim.
While it is undeniable that there are many similarities between Christianity and Islam (and Judaism, for that matter), Chrislam ultimately fails because Christianity and Islam are diametrically opposed on the most important of issues – the identity of Jesus Christ. True Christianity declares Jesus to be God incarnate. For Christians, the deity of Christ is a non-negotiable, for without His deity, Jesus’ death on the cross would not have been sufficient to be the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the entire world (1 John 2:2).
Islam adamantly rejects the deity of Christ. The Qur’an declares the idea that Jesus is God to be blasphemy (5:17). Belief in the deity of Christ is considered shirk (“polytheism”) to Muslims. Further, Islam denies the death of Christ on the cross (4:157–158). The most crucial doctrine of the Christian faith is rejected in Islam. As a result, the two religions are absolutely not compatible, making Chrislam a concept both Christians and Muslims should reject.
Barger on Chrislam (Lamb & Lion Ministries)
Should Christians and Muslims seek to merge their religions into Chrislam?
Pope Francis Embraced Chrislam :: by Michael Snyder
Remarks made by Pope Francis at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan have sparked a firestorm of criticism from those that do not believe that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Many have taken the Pope’s remarks as a major step in the direction of a one world religion, and the truth is that the Pope has made other such statements in the past.
In recent years, the theory that Christianity and Islam are just two distinct paths to God among many others has rapidly gained traction all over the planet. Some religious leaders have even gone so far as to try to merge Islamic and Christian practices, and the term “Chrislam” is now often used to describe this ecumenical movement. If all this sounds incredibly strange to you, just keep reading, because this is just the tip of the iceberg.
What Pope Francis had to say at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan has received very little coverage by the mainstream media, but it was exceedingly significant. The following is how he began his address:
I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca. In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.
He did not choose those words by accident. In Islam, Allah is known as “the all merciful one.” If you doubt this, just do a Google search.
And this is not the first time Pope Francis has used such language. For instance, the following comes from remarks that he made during his
very first ecumenical meeting as Pope:
I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: In it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.
The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions—I wish to repeat this: Promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions—it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.
Pope Francis clearly believes that Christians and Muslims worship the exact same God. And so that helps to explain why he authorized “Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran” at the Vatican for the first time ever back in 2014.
Catholicism and Islam are the two largest religions on the entire planet, and so any one world religion would need to incorporate both of those belief systems. Sadly, this Pope seems to be quite eager to lay the groundwork for such a one world religion.
Pope Francis made another statement at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that has shocked believers all over the planet. Apparently this Pope seems to think that the cross was a “failure”…
The cross shows us a different way of measuring success. Ours is to plant the seeds. God sees to the fruits of our labors. And if at times our efforts and works seem to fail and not produce fruit, we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.
After he made that statement, he didn’t continue to go on and explain that the cross was ultimately a great victory. He just ended his thought and moved on to other topics.
Needless to say, many are extremely upset by this. The following comes from Leo Zagami of Infowars.com…
These words have of course outraged most true Christians around the world who cannot imagine Christianity without the value of the cross, which symbolizes the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus for mankind. It’s impossible for a Christian of any denomination to imagine the very essence of their faith being discussed in this way, let alone by the Pope. The fact that blood was shed on the cross by Jesus for the ultimate self-sacrifice that could help rid mankind of all sins is one of those essentials of the Faith that should never be questioned.
The mainstream media persists with their undying affection for Pope Francis, never commenting on this outrageous statement. But even though the Pope is saying things like this, his legend just seems to grow by the day. Even in the United States, throngs of faithful devotees are treating him like he is some sort of supernatural being…
Everywhere he goes, Pope Francis attracts worshipful crowds of people, straining and reaching to touch any part of him as if something spiritual and holy could be imparted to them by doing so. People weep, they cry, they hold up their sick children and beg him to touch them in the hopes they will be healed. And this is even true of members of Congress. Just check out the disgraceful behavior that some of them have displayed…
Representative Bob Brady, a devout Catholic and Democrat from Pennsylvania immediately made his way to the podium after Pope Francis finished speaking and grabbed the glass that was still filled with water. He then drank the water, gave some of the water to his wife Debra, and saved the rest for his grandchildren.
Representative Brady took photos as well, and had his staff send them out to the press. He also shared some of the water with members of his staff and assistant, also a devout Catholic. As for the saved water, he plans to sprinkle it on his grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
I don’t know about you, but major alarm bells start going off for me when I read stuff like this.
We are witnessing the initial stages of the rise of a one world religion, and much of the planet is ultimately going to embrace it.
Chrislam Pope: Bringing in One-World Religion :: By Geri Ungurean
Think about this, brethren:
Francis wants all Protestant Christians to “come home” to the Catholic Church.
Francis is unapologetically SOCIALIST.
Francis sides with the Palestinians.
Francis is now on his missionto Muslim countries.
It seems that Francis is including the Muslim World in his ecumenical madness!
Can you say ONE-WORLD RELIGION?
Understand how the Arabic World views Pope Francis compared to Pope Benedict XVI:
VATICAN CITY: When Francis becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula on Sunday, he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam and confirms inter-religious dialogue as a keystone of his papacy.
In the long, complicated and often bloody history of papal relations with the Muslim world, Argentine pontiff Jorge Bergoglio stands out for his fraternal language and broader desire to reach out across religious divides.
“Pope Francis is different from his predecessor Benedict XVI because he prefers interpersonal encounters to theological subtleties,” said Valentino Cottini who teaches Islamic-Christian relations at the Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome.
Retired German pope Benedict XVI, a theologian, spoke the most about Islam, giving 188 speeches on the subject. But years of glacial relations followed his decision to quote a XIVth century Byzantine emperor who spoke against Islam.
He insisted the comment during a 2006 speech at Regensburg in Germany did not reflect his own views, but the damage was done and street protests erupted in the Muslim world. (emphasis added)
Pope Francis, however, avoids analyzing the Qur’an.
His constant appeals for refugees to be welcomed, many of whom are Muslim, have helped win him support from the community, just as when he brought three Muslim families back on the papal plane from the Greek island of Lesbos.
In 2016 and 2017, the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics met with the imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s highest body, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb. (emphasis added)
Tayeb, an Islamic philosophy lecturer critical of jihadists who draw inspiration from hard-line salafism, will again meet with the pope on Monday in the United Arab Emirates for an international inter-religious meeting.
To read the rest of the arabnews article click here
What We Were NOT Told
Years ago, after Pope Benedict XVI “stepped down” from his papal role in the Vatican, many were shocked. It had not been since 1400 that a pope resigned.
Pope Benedict was a very conservative-minded man. There are two separate issues which came into play for this man to step down.
Personally, I do not believe that he voluntarily stepped down. I believe that he was forced out and was given the option to tell the world that he was merely stepping down from his position.
I am republishing two separate articles I wrote to help the reader to understand what truly happened. If you truly wish to understand the events from the Vatican in the last decade, you must know the back stories:
First article from 2017: Why Pope Benedict XVI Really Stepped Down: the Insidious Relationship Between the Vatican and Islam
Remember when Pope Benedict resigned and how the world was so shocked? No pope had resigned since 1400. It certainly was a hush-hush matter at the Vatican. Not much was said nor explained except that this was the choice of Pope Benedict.
I think not.
I think that this was the choice of the powers that be inside the Vatican – they made the decision that this man should step down; and the reason will shock you.
I was aware of what Pope Benedict had done before his resignation, but I did not know the impact it would have, nor how the Vatican’s relationship with the Muslim world would be a key factor in the changes which came to fruition when Pope Francis took the papal throne.
At a commencement at a University in Regensburg, Bavaria, Pope Benedict spoke words which, although very true, Muslim clerics found to be offensive and disparaging to Islam.
From Benedict’s Speech:
“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”
The Muslim Response to Pope Benedict’s words: From Arabnews.com (March 3, 2013)
Pope Benedict’s Resignation and Interfaith Dialogues (remember this is from arabnews.com)
WHEN Pope Benedict XVI formally resigned last Thursday (Feb. 28), it was a dramatic moment. No pope had resigned since 1400, historians said. However, what I would like to address here is how Benedict’s papacy tried to reverse advances made in Catholic dialogue with other religions, especially Muslims, and what to expect from the new pope.
Early in his tenure, Pope Benedict XVI set the tone in his relationship with Islam and Muslims. In a speech he gave in Regensburg, Germany, in September 2006, he demonstrated poor understanding of Islam’s history and teachings. (emphasis added)
The pope cited a 14th-century Byzantine emperor’s offensive remarks about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He then went on to accuse Muslims of spreading their faith by the sword, of intolerance toward those who differed with them, and that those attitudes were deeply rooted in their faith. None of these claims were true, of course, as many historians have since taken the pope to task for being so cavalier about the facts of history. (emphasis added)
Muslims were deeply offended. There were uproar and widespread public protests throughout the Muslim world, as well as condemnations by scores of heads of state and religious leaders. (emphasis added)
Many took the pope’s 2006 remarks, not as an academic faux pas, but as an expression of deep hostility toward Muslims and their faith, calculated to reverse decades of Muslim-Christian dialogue that had led to significant achievements in improving their relationship.
It was especially ironic that the head of the Catholic church was critical of what he claimed to be Muslims’ intolerance toward non-Muslims, and their hostility to science and reason during their history. He could not have been unaware of the church’s bloody wars against non-Catholics, Muslims included, the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, burning at the stake of scientists and heretics. All of those events took place during a time when Muslims encouraged scientific innovation and tolerated heretics and non-Muslims, including many Christian churches that have survived until today, while they were made extinct in regions under the papacy’s influence.
Although Pope Benedict has since apologized for the Regensburg offensive remarks, the Vatican under his leadership continued to undo the work undertaken by his predecessors to improve dialogue within the Catholic Church and with other faiths.
It turned out that undermining dialogue with Muslims was just a small part of a greater project to unravel reforms undertaken under the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965 (Vatican II, for short), the most significant conclave in the Church’s modern history that has in many ways changed its character, direction and relations with the modern world. –source
Read rest of article from Arabnews.com
The Second Vatican Council and Changes Towards Islam
Number 841 in the book of Catechism was added during the Second Vatican Council. It reads:
841 “The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. ‘The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.’” -source (emphasis added)
I have written numerous articles on Islam Vs. Christianity. The quote above from the Book of Catechism would have one believe that the Muslims and Christians worship the same God. This is a lie from the pit of hell. I have chosen two articles I have written to support the fact that the God of Christianity is in no way the same as the god of Islam – Allah:
The God of the Bible and Allah <click to read article
The Real Jesus is NOT Isa from the Qur’an <click to read article
I do hope that this article has brought clarity to why Pope Benedict had to step down from his position. I do not believe that this was a decision he made on his own. The globalists are pressuring many within the Vatican, and Pope Francis is quite obviously a Leftist/Marxist Globalist himself! The globalists were successful in getting “their man” into the highest position in the Vatican.
Now we see Pope Francis bringing Muslim clerics to pray with him into the Vatican. This pope seems to be striving for a One-World Religion. According to Francis – even atheists can go to heaven!
Second Reason Benedict Stepped Down
Because of Benedict’s conservative views, he was also very tough on priests who were caught after many years of molesting children in the church. He never made excuses for them. He demanded swift action by the Vatican to relieve these men of their positions and to bring charges against them.
St. Sebastian’s Angels (A website for Gay priests to gather)
I wrote an article not long ago about a large group of gay priests. They call themselves “St. Sebastian’s Angels.” They actually have their own website. It was a very difficult piece for me to write; I felt physically sick when I read the words of these men. One of the main points about this group of men is that they detested Pope Benedict.
I will post the link to the article here:
St. Sebastian’s Angels: A Network of Gay Priests <click to read
In the dialogue between these gay priests on their website, you will see how they talked about Pope Benedict. They HATED him because he was not putting up with homosexuality in the priesthood. They would laugh at him and disparage him because he was from Germany. Sometimes during the chat they called him Hitler.
Brethren, if we look at the years that Pope Francis has been in power, we see an ultra-liberal man, who now is trying to cover up and even exonerate priests who are pedophiles and have ruined the lives of untold number of children through the years.
Francis has been calling for Protestants to “Return to Rome.” He is a pope who is striving for a One- World Religion – his Ecumenism is proof of that.
So, here we have two men – one very conservative who fought for the damaged children of abusers in the Catholic Church. A conservative who would not put up with homosexual priests. And a man who spoke truth to the world about Islam. He was in no way politically correct.
And then there is Francis who is the polar opposite of Benedict. He attempted to cover up the problem of pedophile priests, and now is wanting to pardon them; along with his liberal Marxist/Socialist ways, this has prompted many in the Vatican to ask for his resignation. It will be so interesting to see how this plays out.
Now there is a theologian wanting to investigate the so-called resignation of Pope Benedict. Pope Francis has spoken more about “Global warming” and redistribution of wealth than he has about Jesus Christ and his Gospel!
But after all, we are talking about the Catholic Church which is a cult.
Many of us wonder if Francis might be the False Prophet spoken of in God’s Word. If he is not – he is certainly a “type” and foreshadowing of that False Prophet.
I am hoping that this article has brought some clarity to many about Benedict and Francis as the events in the Vatican continue to unfold.
Brethren, these are such wicked times, and they are such as we’ve not seen in our lifetimes. I pray right along with all of you that our Lord Jesus is coming soon to rapture His own!
This place is certainly not our home!
CHRISLAM CONFIRMED: Led By Pope Francis, Leaders Of The World’s Religions Formally Adopt Human Fraternity Document At 7th Congress
With the adoption this week by the 7th World Religions Congress of the Human Fraternity document created by Pope Francis and Mohamed bin Zayed, Chrislam is now the official One World Religion.
It’s official, Chrislam has now been codified and ratified, with the approval at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, of the Human Fraternity document created by Pope Francis of the Vatican, and financed and promoted by Mohamed bin Zayed of the UAE. Question – Guess who they forgot to invite to the festivities? Answer – Jesus Christ, His Name appears nowhere and is never mentioned. I wonder who the ‘honored guest” is then? Hmm.
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3 (KJB)
Whether or not Pope Francis retires as some are suggesting, or whether or not he will be the biblical Antichrist is, at this point, rather immaterial. Because he has now put into place, and set into motion, the functional political, religious and financial framework on which the One World Religion of Chrislam will operate. Pope Francis could die tomorrow, but what he has created will live on into the time of Jacob’s trouble. Of course, all this prophetic fulfillment could not have taken place without his very generous patron and backer, Mohamed bin Zayed. Is he the “prince of the covenant”? Time will tell, but man oh man, this is a giant (pun intended) step forward. We warned you for the past 13 years Chrislam was coming, now it’s here. Are you ready to fly?
World religious leaders adopt Human Fraternity Document
FROM EMIRATES NEWS: The world religious leaders today adopted the Human Fraternity Document signed by His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyeb, and His Holiness Pope Francis of the Catholic Church, in Abu Dhabi in 2019. This came during the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions which concluded on Thursday.
Some highlights from the 7th World Congress of Religions:
We note that pluralism in terms of differences in skin color, gender, race, language and culture are expressions of the wisdom of God in creation. Religious diversity is permitted by God and, therefore, any coercion to a particular religion and religious doctrine is unacceptable.
We recognize the importance and value of the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together between the Holy See and Al-Azhar Al-Sharif (adopted by the UN General Assembly in resolution A/RES/75/200 of December 21, 2020), and the Makkah Declaration (adopted in Mecca in May 2019), which call for peace, dialogue, mutual understanding and mutual respect among believers for the common good.
We call upon religious leaders and prominent political figures from different parts of the world tirelessly to develop dialogue in the name of friendship, solidarity and peaceful coexistence.
We appeal to all people of faith and goodwill to unite in this difficult time and contribute to ensuring security and harmony in our common home – planet Earth.
The closing statement of the congress, which was attended by over 108 religious and world leaders, underscored the historical significance of the Human Fraternity Document, stressing that it helps promote peace, dialogue and mutual respect among people.
Held on 14th and 15th September at the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, under the title “The Role of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Spiritual and Social Development of Human Civilisation in the Post-Pandemic Period”, the event saw the participation of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan, Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyeb and Pope Francis. READ MORE
This is Chrislam Of The One World Religion
Click to see what it looks like when a Chick tract comes to life. If you’re a Roman Catholic, click to minute 24:00 to hear your pope, the “vicar of Christ” give his entire speech on ‘interreligious dialogue’ never mention the Name of Jesus Christ one time. This is one of the many reasons why we say that Roman Catholicism is counterfeit Christianity.
(J.C.O.M.E.S. Its all about Jesus!)
Yes, the documents are signed and their plan is underway and unfolding as we knew it would. Evil thinks it has won but there is an end to this story too. So soon.
Disquiet as Germany builds CHRISLAM ‘House of One’ World Religion of Antichrist
There is emerging global disquiet over the preparation of Germany to build the House of One which would accommodate all religious belief systems in the world, including Christianity, Islam, traditional religions, and others, in one building. The emerging global religious order is beginning to generate skepticism of a drift towards ‘World Religion of AntiChrist’.
The German government has planned to lay the foundation stone of the House of One in Berlin on 27 May, which was said to mark the end of 10 years of planning and the beginning of about four years construction project. The House of One is construed in Germany as a new venture in interfaith cooperation and dialogue.
It was disclosed that the House of One which construction budget is €47 million was designed by Berlin architects, Kuehn Malvezzi. The architectural design indicate that the building will accommodate a church, a mosque and a synagogue, all channeled to a central meeting point. It was also emphasized that people of other faiths and denominations, and those of no faith, will be invited to events and discussions in the central meeting point.
Part of the controversies is that a new place of Chrislam worship is being contemplated to assemble Christians, Jews and Muslims under one roof; already described as a “churmosquagogue”.
It was disclosed that people were first alerted as far back as 2014 of the plans for the emergent religious edifice and systemic worship alterations.
Rick Warren was identified to have started Chrislam in 2008, and subsequently selling the idea to Pope Francis who, thereafter, officially entrenched the value system of Chrislam in Abu Dhabi in 2019.
Chrislam was referred to as a fulfillment of the Revelation on blasphemy against God, blaspheme of God’s name and his tabernacle. Then, they make war with the saints to overcome them.
It was argued that “Chrislam is the perfect end times hybrid for a coming time when hybrid humans and animals will populate this earth.
“It combines the counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism, Islam and apostate Judaism, as well as incorporating atheists, Buddhists, and the entire pantheon of the New Age.”
It was further declared: “The ‘House of One’ in Berlin is a bookend to the Abrahamic Family House being built in Abu Dhabi.”
It was declared that it is being built in Berlin “because Germany led the charge in World War I (WWI), World War II (WWII) and will be center stage for the soon-coming World War III (WWIII). This is Chrislam, the One World Religion of Antichrist.”
It was disclosed that the House of One will be built on the site of St Peter’s church in Petriplatz, which was damaged during the Second World War and demolished in 1964 by the GDR authorities.
The German authorities had contemplated building a new church on the site when they discovered the foundation of the demolished church after the war.
“But we wanted to create a new kind of sacred building that mirrors Berlin today,” Stolte was cited to have said; adding: “The initiators are acting as placeholders. This is not a club for monotheistic religions – we want others to join us.”
It was revealed that the federal government and the state of Berlin have contributed €30 million to the construction of the project, while €9 million was realized from donations and fundraising. Platforms for more donations are anticipated to generate the remaining €8 million.
There is overarching fear that Germany may be setting the pace for a Third World War.
The Abrahamic Family House: A Recipe for Diluting the Faith
The Abrahamic Family House is scheduled to open in Abu Dhabi in 2022. It will consist of three main buildings—a mosque, a church, and a synagogue. A project of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF), the Abrahamic Family House was inspired by the 2019 Document on Human Fraternity signed by Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb. According to the Chairman of the HCHF, the site “epitomizes interfaith harmonious coexistence and preserves the unique character of each religion.”
The main push for harmonizing the three Abrahamic faiths comes from Pope Francis. He has long advocated for various religions to unite under common beliefs and values. The hitch is that the common beliefs and values described in the Document on Human Fraternity are mostly humanistic values—tolerance, acceptance, fraternity, mutual understanding, and so forth. God is mentioned frequently, but He is a generic God. He has created all human beings equally and wants them to live together in peace and harmony as brothers and sisters.
At the same time, however, the document asserts that “the pluralism and the diversity of religions…are willed by God.” This raises an important question. If God wants all people to live together in fraternity and harmony, why did He create a “diversity of religions”? After all, a great many bloody wars have been fought over religious differences.
The document doesn’t really answer this question. Rather, it pretends that, despite their diversity, all religions are more or less the same; all teach peace, equality, and freedom. When bad things happen, it’s not the fault of religion but of “deviation from the teachings of religions.”
Although the publicity for the Abrahamic Family House says that “the unique character of each religion” will be preserved, that seems unlikely. What seems more likely is a watering down of the unique character of each religion. That already seems to have happened.
For example, the Document on Human Fraternity makes no mention of the fact that Christians believe that God is a Trinity. There is also no mention of Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity who came to earth to reveal these and other truths to mankind. The “unique character” of Christianity is that it was founded by Christ, the Son of God.
Yet, belief in the Trinity and in the divinity of Christ is not shared by Jews and Muslims. In fact, the religion of Islam vehemently rejects these beliefs. So, the price of entry into the Abrahamic House is to de-emphasize the central elements of your faith. At least, that is the price that Francis seems willing to pay. Whether or not Jews and Muslims will dilute their faiths correspondingly is another matter.
Will Francis and his followers succeed in watering down Christianity sufficiently so that it can blend smoothly with other religions? Fortunately, there is good reason to think that they won’t succeed. The main obstacle to the success of the syncretic project is an itinerant preacher from Galilee named Jesus. His clear teachings are the greatest impediment to syncretism. The claim that, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” is not conducive to interreligious compromise. Likewise, the assertion that “no one comes to the Father but by me” (John 14:6) does not suggest that plurality and diversity of religions are willed by God.
Reading the Gospels, one does not get the impression that God willed a diversity of religions. On the contrary, it seems quite obvious that God willed one particular religion and sent His Son to establish it on earth. The “unique character” of Christianity is not that it teaches love of neighbor and charity toward the poor—other religions do the same. Its unique character is that it was founded by God in person.
Admittedly, the Christian claim seems boastful at first glance. And if Christ’s claim about Himself was untrue, that would make Him not only a boastful fraud but also dangerously deceptive—indeed, one of the worst people of all time. As C.S. Lewis and others have observed, if Christ was not God, then He was either a colossal liar or a lunatic. But, to abbreviate Lewis’ argument, Christ seems to be neither crazy nor deceitful, so we must accept the conclusion that He is God. After all, that is what He claimed—not just once or twice, but over and over, directly and indirectly.
Moreover, Christ brought His message to a people—monotheistic Jews—who would instinctively resist any man’s claim to be God. Let us recall that the Jews of the Roman era were a far more skeptical lot than modern-day Americans, many of whom seem disposed to swallow whatever “woke” fantasy is currently in fashion.
Yet it was among these hard-to-convince first-century Jews that many came to believe the astonishing claims made by Jesus. We tend to forget just how astonishing those claims were and are. As I wrote ten years ago:
Imagine how it would sound for any other man, even a great man, to talk about himself the way Christ did. How would it sound if Socrates had said, “Before Abraham came to be, I am”? Or if George Washington had said, “He who lives and believes in me shall never die”? Or if Winston Churchill had said “Your sins are forgiven you”? The answer? It would sound crazy in the extreme.… The strange thing is that, in the case of Christ, the claims don’t seem quite so crazy. In His case, the words do seem to fit the man. (Christianity, Islam, and Atheism, p. 137)
Of course, it wasn’t only the words that convinced people that Jesus was truly the Son of God. The words were backed up by miracles—many of them. And there must have been something else—some extraordinary power of personality. Msgr. Ronald Knox put it this way: “What was the magic of voice or look that drew them [the apostles] away in those early days when no miracles had yet been done, when the campaign of preaching had not yet been opened?” It must have been, Knox suggests, “the tremendous impact which his force of character made on people” (The Hidden Stream, p. 107).
The question is this: If you believe in the power, authority, and divinity of Christ, and if you believe in His startling claim that He is the only way to the Father, why would you want to simply dialogue with members of other faiths? Shouldn’t you want to convert them? Likewise, why would you want to form a unity of religions in which each retains its “unique character”? Wouldn’t you want to convert those other religions to the Church established by Christ? That seems to be what Christ desired when He told His apostles, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
Yet Pope Francis and others in the Church leadership don’t seem terribly interested in making converts to Christ. In Evangelii Gaudium, Francis seems to exempt both Jews and Muslims from any need to convert. He once told a group of Muslim migrants that they should find comfort in the Koran. Another time, he advised Catholics in Morocco that “Conversion is not your mission.” And he told atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari that “proselytism is solemn nonsense.” In 2014, he told a group of Protestants, “I’m not interested in converting Evangelicals to Catholicism.” On another occasion, he criticized the ordinariate established by Benedict XVI for Anglicans who wish to become Catholics. Francis said they should remain as Anglicans.
In that regard, it was recently reported that “efforts were made at the highest level of the Vatican to dissuade 72-year-old Nazir-Ali from converting to Catholicism.” Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England, recently converted to Catholicism. The most likely reason for the efforts to dissuade him is that Dr. Nazir-Ali is a strong critic of Islamic sharia. Furthermore, he felt the Church of England was not doing enough to convert Muslims. According to a clerical source cited by Church Militant, “Nazir-Ali isn’t the kind of convert we are looking for under the Francis pontificate.”
“Not the kind of convert we are looking for”? One sometimes gets the impression that the Church under Pope Francis isn’t looking for any converts at all. Why bother to convert when all religions are roughly the same? And, make no mistake, the sameness of all religions is one of the basic assumptions undergirding the Document on Human Fraternity (which, by the way, looks very much as though it was written in Rome rather than in Cairo.) Here’s a typical passage:
This Document…upholds…the firm conviction that authentic teachings of religions invite us to remain rooted in the values of peace; to defend the values of mutual understanding, human fraternity and harmonious coexistence; to re-establish wisdom, justice and love…
All of this sounds more like one of those Humanist Manifestos of the last century than like a document written by men who are on fire with the love of God. Religion? Any one will do—as long as it’s committed to humanist values.
As for the violent commands of Muhammad and the exclusive demands of Jesus? Well, as the document says, “Dialogue among believers means coming together in the vast space of spiritual, human and shared social values.” But perhaps the space for dialogue is not so vast after all. The document goes on to say, “It [dialogue] also means avoiding unproductive discussions.” Hmm. It’s a good bet that all those astonishing claims that Jesus made about Himself fall under the category of “unproductive discussions.” Indeed, if your aim is the creation of a one-world humanistic religion, then about 90 percent of the New Testament is “unproductive.” Not to mention the significant percentage of the Koran that does not fit into a humanistic framework.
By William Kilpatrick
William Kilpatrick taught for many years at Boston College. He is the author of several books about cultural and religious issues, including What Catholics Need to Know About Islam, Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Saint Austin Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and First Things. His work is supported in part by the Shillman Foundation. For more on his work and writings, visit his website, turningpointproject.com
Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi to open in 2022
The cultural landmark in the UAE capital, which includes a synagogue, a church and a mosque, is meant to be a beacon of understanding and peaceful coexistence, inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity.
The Abrahamic Family House, which encloses a synagogue, a church and a mosque in a single complex, and which is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2022, is 20 percent complete, the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF) said in a statement on Tuesday. The Committee, which is also supervising the project , said it is inspired by the 2019 Document on Human Fraternity. Constructed on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the project is closely followed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb of al-Azhar, who endorsed the design, the HCHF said.
The Abrahamic Family House derives its name from the Old Testament biblical figure, Abraham, who is recognized and greatly revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
The Abrahamic Family House’s design, by architect Sir David Adjaye, captures. the values shared by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, through three main buildings, including a mosque, a church, and a synagogue in one place. “As such, the complex innovatively recounts the history and builds bridges between human civilizations and heavenly messages.”
The names of the three separate iconic houses of worship in the Abrahamic Family House complex are officially unveiled as “Imam AlTayeb Mosque,” “St. Francis Church,” and “Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue”. Moses ben Maimon was a prolific and influential Sephardic Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages.
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Interfaith harmonious coexistence
Besides the 3 places of worship, the site includes a cultural center that aims to encourage people to exemplify human fraternity and solidarity within a community that cherishes the values of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence, while the unique character of each faith is preserved.
The design of the Abrahamic Family House was first unveiled by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at a global gathering in New York in 2019, during the 2nd meeting of the HCHF. IT said the design was also presented to Pope Francis and the Grand Imam during a meeting with them in November that year.
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“The Abrahamic Family House epitomizes interfaith harmonious coexistence and preserves the unique character of each religion,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture Abu Dhabi and an HCHF member. He said, “It personifies Abu Dhabi’s vision for human fraternity and embeds coexistence into the already diverse cultural fabric of the UAE. Overseeing the development of this iconic project is inspiring and reflective of the UAE efforts in realizing the values of the Document on Human Fraternity and fostering its lofty principles.”
The Document on Human Fraternity
He explained that the names of the three houses of worship recognize the work of the Grand Imam, Pope Francis and Moses Ben Maimon, and “harnesses their teachings to forge a message of goodwill for future generations around the world”.
The "Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together", simply called the Document on Human Fraternity, was signed on February 4, 2019, by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam during the Pope’s visit to Abu Dhabi.
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In the spirit of this Document, the Abrahamic Family House complex will welcome all visitors wishing to worship, learn and engage in dialogue. In addition, it will offer a variety of daily programmes and activities and will host international conferences and world summits that feature harmonious coexistence within communities. “As a place for learning, dialogue and worship,” the HCHF said, “the Abrahamic Family House will be a cultural landmark and an inspiring global symbol that epitomizes the shared values of harmonious coexistence and understanding among the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”
The iconic geometric architecture of three cubes, representing the separate places of worship, evokes the unified commonality and mutual coexistence between the three religions. At the same time, the design reflects traditional architecture while retaining the individual traits of each of the three faiths.
The supervisors of the project said that during the design phases of the houses of worship, members of religious communities worldwide have been engaged and consulted to ensure consistency with and adherence to the respective religion’s requirements and teachings.
On completion, the complex of the Abrahamic Family House will offer the followers of the respective faiths enough spaces for “real peace of mind and soul within an atmosphere in which a spirit of intimacy prevails”. The HCHF said, “Each aspect of the design is brought to life through the architectural features and unique constructional details of the facades, the external and internal views, the columns, and the windows and vaults that reflect the unique characteristics of each of the three Abrahamic faiths.”
One World Religion Headquarters Set to Open Next Year
A One World Religion Headquarters is set to open in 2022. The headquarters will be called The Abrahamic Family House and is being built on an island in the middle eastern city of Abu Dhabi.
The headquarters is being done in collaboration with Pope Francis and Sunni Muslim leader, Sheikh Ahmen al-Tayeb, after they both signed a global peace covenant called the Document of Human Fraternity for World Peace.
The stated purpose of the Abrahamic Family House is to bring understanding and tolerance among the faiths, but there are a couple of notable challenges. First, Abu Dhabi is a part of the UAE where it is illegal for Christians to proselytize and conversion from Islam is prohibited. The Pope represents Roman Catholicism where Christians are free to convert to Islam, but citizens of Abu Dhabi are not free to choose Christ.
Perhaps, like the Abrahamic Family House that promises tolerance and understanding, the UAE constitution also guarantees freedom of religion “in accordance with established customs,” but the devil is in the details. Though certain practices (like conversion from Islam) are directly prohibited, penal code for the UAE defers to Sharia Law, which strictly prohibits apostasy.
The One World Religion Headquarters will have three buildings; one building each representing the mosque, church, and synagogue. However, the church is not permitted to have a cross on the building as a method of identifying it, as it is illegal to display a Christian cross on a building in the UAE.
Mid-East One World Religion Complex Being Built
One world religion complex is rising up now out of the sands of the Middle East where world religions will come together in ecumenical unity led by world-wide religious leader whose stated goal is to bring in a new world order such as prophesied in the end-time Revelation Prophecy.
Though usually not enforced, teaching that Jesus is the only God is considered to be an act of insulting Allah or the Prophet Muhammad and offenders can be subject to imprisonment for five or more years, fined from 250,000 dirhams ($68,100) to two million dirhams ($545,000), and Christians may be deported.
To add to the confusion of bringing understanding and tolerance, Sunni Muslim leader, Sheikh Ahmen al-Tayeb, who is widely touted as a ‘moderate’ Muslim, strongly believes that Muslims who convert from Islam to any other religion (including Christianity) should be killed.
So, if the idea of the One World Religion Headquarters is to bring tolerance and understanding, then why build it in a Muslim country where conversion is illegal and why do it together with a Muslim cleric who teaches that Muslim apostates should be killed? Isn’t that the opposite of tolerance and understanding?
Connected to this construction project will be an interfaith council to oversee projects which aim to advance tolerance, but perhaps the tolerance will be only one directional.
In December 2020, the United Nations passed an anti-blasphemy law that most Christians are not aware of. The loosely translated law, as embraced by the UAE, prohibits any teachings against Islam, including Biblical teachings which could be considered offensive.
Most Christians understand the term “One world religion” to refer to the merging of all religions, including Christianity, into a single global religion. Many Christians believe that a “One world religion” is directly linked to the last days when the Antichrist will establish a one world religion which will be associated with a one world government and lead to the mark of the beast.