One Lie To Bind Them AllRELIGION; n. relij'on. [L. religio, from religo, to bind anew; re and ligo, to bind. This word seems originally to have signified an oath or vow to the gods, or the obligation of such an oath or vow, which was held very sacred by the Romans.] (Webster's 1828 dictionary)
Religion is not exactly a noncommittal topic. Whereas some people don't have much to say about some topics of discussion, you will find that the vast majority have plenty to say concerning their views and/or practices of their own, - or anyone else's - Religion.
In certain professions (i.e. beautician) where dialogue with the customer is encouraged, the employees are often instructed to avoid the topics of religion and politics. Why? Extreme and resolute diversity!
Because of the serious implications of the anticipated end result of each persons faith, and the hope that they place in that faith as being the truth about their position in eternity and ultimately a better existence ... people can get quite "touchy" discussing such matters.
There should be nothing more personal to a person than the final and ultimate state of their well being. The thoughts of where and how they will spend eternity should be paramount (unless a person believes that his physical death is the extent of his existence, in which case his indulgences will reflect his short term goals).
Numerous wars were fought - and are being fought today - that have a religious belief system as either their origin of conflict, or as a catalyst of that conflict. Religion defines entire cultures and races. It determines, controls and regulates peoples individual and collective actions. Every society is permeated and influenced by the religious beliefs of its constituents.
So how in the world do you get the world's religions to say that different areas of their beliefs are really not that crucial, so as to be compromised on for the sake of unity under one religious (or worship) belief?
How is it possible to unite a religion that promotes hatred and violence toward others outside of their beliefs, with one that is peaceful and motivated by love, showing genuine concern for all mankind? Or binding together one religion that indulges the flesh as a form of worship, with one that denies their body of what they believe are sinful desires? We are not talking just differences...but opposites (contrary, opposed, opponents)!
The differences and contrasts between even a handful of religions are so numerous, that it should be absurd to even entertain the idea of uniting them together for a common goal, purpose or understanding! And yet there are multiple endeavors and initiatives with very powerful and political influences at this very moment pushing feverishly for this very result.
:: In Their Own WordsBelow are just a few of the many religious or politically motivated groups which are promoting this
Ecumenical agenda. Let's see what they have to say...
- Bishop Swing: ("Founding Spirit Behind URI")
"The time is right for the people of different faiths to meet..."
"There is enormous harm that can be done on this planet in the name of God," he said...
"If we seek cooperation among religions instead of destruction, we'll see a whole new world..." URI Preamble ..........
We, people of diverse religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions throughout the world, hereby establish the United Religions Initiative to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. ... We respect the uniqueness of each tradition, and differences of practice or belief. ... We value voices that respect others, and believe that sharing our values and wisdom can lead us to act for the good of all. ... We believe that our religious, spiritual lives, rather than dividing us, guide us to build community and respect for one another. ...
Therefore, as interdependent people rooted in our traditions, we now unite for the benefit of our Earth community. ... We unite to build cultures of peace and justice. ... We unite to heal and protect the Earth. ... We unite to build safe places for conflict resolution, healing and reconciliation. ... We unite to support freedom of religion and spiritual expression, and the rights of all individuals and peoples as set forth in international law. ... We unite in responsible cooperative action to bring the wisdom and values of our religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions to bear on the economic, environmental, political and social challenges facing our Earth community. ... We unite to provide a global opportunity for participation by all people, especially by those whose voices are not often heard. ... We unite to celebrate the joy of blessings and the light of wisdom in both movement and stillness. ... We unite to use our combined resources only for nonviolent, compassionate action, to awaken to our deepest truths, and to manifest love and justice among all life in our Earth community.
- Address By His Holiness - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Sixth World Assembly of Religion and Peace
RIVA DEL GARDA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 4, 1994, 3:00 PM "Brothers and sisters, the watchword of the Holy Orthodox Church today is unity.
We are learning unity within our own house; we must pursue unity with all the children of God.
That is why the Ecumenical Patriarchate has established an academic "dialogue of loving truth" with both Muslims and Jews. We hope to put behind what is unpleasant while putting forward the best values of humankind. As leaders, we must stand prophetically, and work for brotherly and sisterly co-existence among those of different faiths, for the benefit of all. We must set aside our differences and learn to "speak the truth in love", as children of the one and true God.
We are committed to peace, and on our pilgrimages, we have taken for our motto the words of Ephesians 4:3, "Earnestly endeavor to observe the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace." We pledge to you that we will continue to seek unity and peace, to denounce violence and discredit false prophets; and to act as a bridge of understanding between the Judeo-Christian West, on the one hand, and the Muslim world and the Orient, on the other.
But we can only do this if we are united in the spirit of the one God, "Creator of all things, visible and invisible." Catholic and Orthodox, Protestant and Jew, Muslim and Hindu, Buddhist and Confucian -- it is time not only for rapprochement, but even for alliance and teamwork to help lead our world away from the false prophets of extremism and intolerance."
- Text of Goenkaji's address to the United Nations Millennium World
Peace Summit"When there is darkness, light is needed. Today, with so much agony
caused by violent conflict, war and bloodshed, the world badly needs
peace and harmony. This is a great challenge for religious and spiritual
leaders. Let us accept this challenge...
Under the aegis of the United Nations, let us try to formulate a definition of religion and spirituality highlighting non-violence, and refusing to countenance violence or killing. There would be no greater misfortune for humanity than a failure to define religion as synonymous with peace. This Summit could propose a concept of "universal religion" or "non-sectarian spirituality", for endorsement by the UN...
I am sure that this Summit will help focus the world’s attention on the true purpose of religion..."
- The formation of the World Council of Religious Leaders was one of
the stated goals of the Millennium World Peace Summit. The objective of
this Council is to serve as a resource to the United Nations and its
agencies around the world, nation states and other international
organizations, offering the collective wisdom and resources of the faith
traditions toward the resolution of critical global problems. On Friday,
May 2nd, The World Council of Religious Leaders ran this
full-page ad in the New York Times in support of UN
Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan. Click
here to view the PDF.
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, October 6-9, 2002 ...
- This Initiative is an unprecedented gathering of women religious,
business and government leaders from every faith and region in the
world, who are meeting to forge a partnership to reduce conflict,
violence and religious hatred. It is a network of women that has unique
potential to blend the leadership abilities of women towards a common
goal of building reconciliation and healing in regions of conflict... more
- The wcc is a fellowship of churches, now 341 in more than 120
countries in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions ...
mission - to pray for and pursue the visible unity of Christ's
church - "in one faith and in one Eucharistic fellowship, expressed in
worship and common life in Christ, through witness and service to the
world." - the common calling - "one human family in justice and
peace." - date of founding - 1948 ... more
- A new phase in the Initiative began with the official launching of
the Earth Charter at the Peace Palace in The Hague on June 29, 2000. The
mission of the Initiative going forward is to establish a sound ethical
foundation for the emerging global society and to help build a
sustainable world based on respect for nature, universal human rights,
economic justice, and a culture of peace. more
- An agency promoting religious tolerance, freedom, and understanding.
From Asatru to Zoroastrianism ...
Including: Agnosticism ... Atheism ... Buddhism ... Christianity ... Hinduism ... Humanism ... Islam ... Judaism ... Native spirituality ... New Age ... Neopaganism ... Santeria ... Sikhism ... Wicca & dozens of others ...
- Born in 1992, The Harmony Institute explores and promotes the common
core teachings of all the religions. The Harmony Institute seeks to
attain these goals by conducting objective research, publishing books
and documents, and establishing educational programs that focus on the
similarities and common bonds between the world's religions. We believe
the world would be a more peaceful place if more people realized how
much the religions agree and share.
:: Unity At The Expense Of Truth
We have shown just a sample of these organizations and their agendas. At a quick glance it may sound harmless ... even wonderful! Afterall, what could be wrong with peace, harmony, unity, tolerance? In some cases - nothing. But in this case it is a great example of "good words gone bad!"
Many of the well meaning people of the world want to put aside their views on "god" for the sake of unity ... as if unity is a greater prize than even salvation itself. What do they hope to gain by this quest? A temporary, (false) peace now ... but what later ... what about eternity?
The problem this poses to any one who believes in the Bible is that;
Christianity - TRUE BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY - cancels out all other "ways to heaven"!
The Bible clearly states there is only ONE WAY, ONE TRUTH, ONE LIFE and that is found in Jesus Christ and Him alone!
"... I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
John 14:6 - Jesus Christ
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12
"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." 1 John 5:11-12
"And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ... " Acts 16:31
"A conviction that there is a definite way to heaven is not tolerated in this day of professed tolerance because it assumes that all roads don't lead to the same place, that truth does exist, and that there is a distinction between what is right and what is wrong. Instead of such old-fashioned convictions, ecumenical broad-mindedness is the new wave for the new millennium. We are expected to set aside the rational necessity of being certain about our eternal destiny in favor of a mindless tolerance that promises only to avoid religious arguments in this life but offers no sensible assurance for the next." (An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith, pg. 39 - Dave Hunt)
:: But Even Jesus Spoke Of Unity!Yes! God wants us to be ONE with other true believers, but He also says;
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? ....." Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you..." 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 (KJV)
Far from condoning false doctrine and beliefs, the Bible instructs us not to have ANYTHING to do with those who teach such things. We are warned not to even bid them "God Speed" as it would make us a "partaker of his evil deeds".
"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."2 John 1:9-11
Paul says if any man preach any other gospel unto you let him be accursed. Wow! Paul wasn't very "tolerant" was he?
"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Galatians 1:6-9
This verse below is often misquoted... A careless reading of this passage causes many to believe that when someone takes a stand for TRUTH, they are "causing divisions" in the body of Christ. However, if you read it more carefully ... you see that the divisions were caused by what was "contrary to the doctrine" ... meaning "The False Teachings"!
"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. " Romans 16:17
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. " Ephesians 5:11
The Bible predicted there would be those in the last days who would be "..... having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Timothy 3:5
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3-4
:: The Tragedy of the ECTHere is where things become really confusing ... deceptive ... and down right dangerous!
Some Christians may acknowledge "Yes, the world seems to be heading toward a global religion."
They may also acknowledge that this was prophesied.
YET some of those same well meaning Christians who are in many cases very sincere loving individuals, also have allowed themselves to become part of the very problem ... even a source of confusion to the unbelieving world!
For a compromise that epitomizes this ... we need not look any further than the ECT ACCORDS.
(Evangelicals & Catholics Together)
The ECT documents are deceitful at best, destructively heretical at worst. The ECT documents have led multitudes of Christians to believe that there is agreement between the Church of Rome, with its false gospel, and the Gospel in which evangelicals have put their trust. The ECT documents have introduced much confusion with regard to the simple Gospel message. The ECT documents have done immeasurable harm by hindering the worldwide proclamation of the gospel, especially for evangelical missionaries in Catholic countries. And finally, foundationally, and most critically, the ECT documents deny the biblical Gospel of salvation. (See: Signers of ECT Accord Called to Repentence ... proclaiming the gospel ministries)
:: Overturning the ReformationThe most significant event in nearly 500 years of church history was revealed as a fait accompli on March 29, 1994. On that day leading American evangelicals and Catholics signed a joint declaration titled "Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the 3rd Millennium." The document in effect overturned the Reformation and will unquestionably have far-reaching repercussions throughout the Christian world for years to come.
This startling development was the culmination of careful planning and negotiations over the previous two years. Each step was continuously monitored and approved by the Vatican. The New York Times release making the announcement, which was carried in newspapers across the country on March 30, said in part:
- They toiled together in the movements against abortion and
pornography, and now leading Catholics and evangelicals are asking their
flocks for a remarkable leap of faith: to finally accept each other as
Christians. In what's being called a historic declaration, evangelicals
including Pat Robertson and Charles Colson (one of the chief
originators) joined with conservative Roman Catholics leaders today in
upholding the ties of faith that bind the nation's largest and most
politically active religious groups. They urged Catholics and
evangelicals ... to stop aggressive proselytization of each other's
Other evangelical endorsers include the heads of the Home Mission Board and Christian Life Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (who acted in an independent capacity), the nation's largest Protestant denomination, and Bill Bright, a founder of Campus Crusade for Christ ... Mark Noll of Wheaton University ... [Os Guiness, Jesse Miranda (Assemblies of God), Richard Mouw (President, Fuller Theological Seminary) J.I. Packer and Herbert Schlossberg]. Robert Simonds, Southern California chairman of the National Association of Evangelicals, "applauded the declaration" and said he hoped it would bring "increased cooperation between evangelicals and Catholics ..." Other evangelicals have denounced it as a betrayal of the Reformation. Ironically, this bold move to "unite Catholics and evangelicals" will divide evangelicals as nothing else could - and as its endorsers must have realized.
The 25-page document acknowledges, without compromise, some key differences between Catholics and evangelicals (such as the significance of baptism and the authority Scripture). Unfortunately, the most important difference - what it means to be a Christian is not mentioned. In fact, that such a difference even exists is denied. This compromise of the gospel lies at the heart of the agreement.
The key element behind this historic joint declaration is the previously unthinkable admission on the part of evangelicals that active participation in the Catholic Church makes one a Christian. If that is indeed the case, then the Reformation was a tragic mistake. The millions who were martyred (during a thousand years before the Reformation and since then to the present time) for rejecting Catholicism as a false gospel have all died in vain. If, however, the Reformers were right, then this new agreement between Catholics and evangelicals could well be the cleverest and deadliest blow struck against the gospel in the entire history of the church. Either way, the consequences are staggering....
(Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast - pgs 5-6)
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That criticism, much of it in the form of detailed analysis, has been presented with the hope that these men would see the grievous error in what they have done, that they would repent of their signing and reject the document publicly.
None of us here in any sense is judging the heart or motivation of any of the ECT signers. That is an issue between them and the Lord. Nor are we questioning their salvation. However, our love for them and for the Body of Christ compels us to call upon them to publicly renounce the ECT accords and to ask the church at large for forgiveness for their past participation in these accords. We do this in simple obedience to the Scriptures.
We look to the example of Paul, who opposed Peter "to his face in the presence of all" (Galatians 2:11-14).
He accused Peter of "hypocrisy" of not being "straightforward about the truth of the Gospel." Paul writes that Peter " was to be blamed." We also see that we are to rebuke them publicly "that others may also fear" (1 Timothy 5:20).
Paul wrote that those who stray from the truth in their teaching are to be warned and rebuked so that they might repent and to "refute those who contradict sound doctrine" (Titus 1:9-13)."
(More @ Signers of ECT Accord Called to Repentence ... proclaiming the gospel ministries)
:: Who Are We Praying To???Ironically many of the ECT endorsers, who might encourage the oneness between Protestants & Catholics ... would never consider declaring any such unity with a Witch Doctor, a Buddhist or a Muslim ... YET, as the picture shows below, their #1 "partner in dialogue" is also the main promoter of unity with ALL!
|SO ... if you are ONE with him,
and he is ONE with them
where does that leave you?
Inspired by the pope's example at Assisi, "Interfaith Councils" are springing up across the United States, where Christians meet for prayer and social action with the followers of all religions. The procedure at one of the meetings was described by a participant:
- Swami Bhaskarananda, a Hindu, chanted a prayer to God ... Ismail
Ahmed, A Moslem, recited a short prayer to God...as they stood in front
of an altar adorned with pictures of Sri Ramakrishna, Jesus Christ and
- "The third inter-religious summit hosted by Pope Jean Paul II in
Assisi, 200 kilometers north of Rome. The first summit, which gathered
Christian and non-Christian leaders from all around the world, was in
1986. In 1993, Pope Jean Paul called together European religious leaders
in this city to pray for peace in the Balkans, torn by civil war...."
"...Leaders present included representatives of Oriental Orthodox
churches—Syrian, Armenian and Ethiopian.
Christian communions and organizations represented included the World Council of Churches, by its general secretary, Konrad Raiser; the Lutheran World Federation, by Ishmael Noko, its secretary general; the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, with by secretary general, Setri Nyomi; the Anglican communion—although Dr George Carey, the archbishop of Canterbury, was not present; the World Methodist Council, by its president, Sunday Mbang, and its general secretary, George Freeman; the Baptist World Alliance, by its general secretary, Denton Lotz; as well as the Disciples of Christ; the Mennonites; the Quakers; the Moravian Church; Pentecostals; and the Salvation Army.
A dozen rabbis from throughout the world, and approximately thirty dignitaries from the Middle East and elsewhere represented Islam, among them the grand muftis of Bosnia and Bulgaria.
Also present were representatives of Buddhism, Shintoism, Tenrikyo (from Japan), Confucianism, Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrism and of traditional African religions...."
- World's Religions Gather At Assisi to Reject Violence and Call for Peace (Christianity Today - 1/28/02)
- Pope Invites World Religious Leaders to Assisi for Prayer (Battle Cry - March/April 2002 issue)
- Pope Lights Beacon of Hope (bbc - 1/24/02)
:: The Queen of Hearts - A Unifying Factor?It has become a growing consensuses that "MARY" just may be the final piece of the puzzle to draw all these religions together under one umbrella. "Mary" after all, is respected by everyone!
In 1997, Newsweek ran a cover story on the Virgin Mary. In the article they write: "In many ways, the 20th century has belonged to Mary. From almost every continent, visionaries have reported more than 400 'apparitions' of the Virgin - more than in the previous three centuries combined.... Taken together, these visions point to what the Marian Movement believes is a millennial 'Age of Mary.'
We might expect this phenomenon to occur in countries that are predominately Catholic, but apparitions are being reported from Japan to Africa, from Korea to Australia, from Iraq to Israel, from Egypt to Syria. Whether looking deep within the former Soviet Union or among the peoples of India, one thing is found in common - they are all allegedly being visited by a woman who calls herself Mary, the Queen of Heaven, Our Lady.
Pope John Paul II believes that if victory comes to the Universal Church it will be brought by Mary.
In his book Crossing The Threshold of Hope, he makes this revealing statement:
- After my election as Pope, as I became more involved in the
problems of the Universal Church, I came to have a similar
conviction: On this universal level, if victory comes it will be
brought by Mary. Christ will conquer through her, because he wants
the Church's victories now and in the future to be linked to her.
Wherever she appears, "the Blessed Mother" makes it clear that she has come for ALL her children, not just Catholics!
:: How Well Do You Know Your Queen?Do you know that the "QUEEN OF HEAVEN" is mentioned in the Bible?
Interestingly, LONG before Mary - the mother of Jesus - was even born.
(See: Jeremiah chapter 7 and Jeremiah chapter 44)
Do you know that the Bible warns that a woman, who is an impostor, would call herself "Queen" and head the global counterfeit church in the last days? (See: Revelation chapter 17 and Revelation 18:7)
Do you know that this woman would also embody a great city set on seven hills (See: Revelation 17:9 and Revelation 18)
Do you know that the Queen of Heaven is considered the Mother of the Roman Catholic Church which has its headquarters (the Vatican) situated on seven hills. As the Catholic Encyclopedia states, "It is within the city of Rome, called the city of seven hills, that the entire area of Vatican State proper is now confined."
Do you know that this female impostor will come in Christ's name seducing His followers to commit idolatry (See: Revelation 2:20-22 and Revelation 17:4,5) The apparition of Mary encourages millions to bow down to her statues and visit her shrines. Worldwide, she also stresses the importance of worshiping the Eucharist.
Do you know that this wicked woman will go out over the face of the whole earth. She will be associated with a global curse. Her final destination will be Babylon - in the land of Shinar. (See: Zechariah 5). Interestingly, the apparition of Mary claims that she will soon travel through the entire world saving those who look to her.
Do you know that The Bible says a 'Lady of Kingdoms' will deceive God's people. Ultimately, the Lord would expose her true identity (See: Isaiah chapter 47) It is provocative that an apparition of Mary entitled "The Lady of Nations" has initiated Catholics to petition the pope to declare her Co-Redemptrix. Nearly 7 million petitions have been sent to the pope urging him to declare her Co-Redemptrix. (Visit: Lady of All Nations)
Please do some further research and learn more about this great deception occurring in our midst! Because if we are correct, we will be hearing more & more of "Mary" in the days to come!
- MUST SEE VIDEO & MUST READ BOOK :: "Messages
from Heaven" (Eternal Productions)
You can watch the video or read the book online for free! click here! > Queen of All ... Jim Tetlow
> The Mother of All Religions ... Roger Oakland, Understand the Times
> Is "Our Lady" Ecumenical ... Roger Oakland, Understand the Times
> Mary Who? ... T.A. McMahon, RCFC
> Queen of Heaven ... Roger Oakland, Understand the Times
> Maryanity? ... Roger Oakland, Understand the Times
> Do You Know Mary? ... Carl Knott, RCFC
> Mary Worship ... Mary Ann Collins, former nun
:: No Compromise!The aforementioned Religious and Political Groups are seeking and promoting a world of peace without the Prince of Peace! A world where "any god will do" ... They do not believe truth can be defined as absolute. They believe that truth is whatever you perceive it to be. Or that each person is entitled to his or her own version of the truth!
The fact that many people and religions are willing to dismiss differences in their beliefs, or make compromises concerning those beliefs for the sake of unity, only scream out to the world that what they claimed they believed, they never really believed in the first place. (See Also: Holy Compromise Batman!)
We say it often, but it is urgent ... now more than ever - KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE AND WHY!
The Bible clearly stands in direct opposition to the cry we are hearing around the world right now that "All Roads Lead to God" ... As a matter of fact the Bible is the very place that we see God lay out His plan of salvation. In the Scripture, God the Father, shows us the ONLY ROAD He has provided to Himself ... through the FINISHED WORK of His Son Jesus. (See Also: Jesus Who?)
If there were other ways to reach God, attain forgiveness, salvation and eternal life ...
Why then, did Jesus die? Was it all in vain? (See Also: Good People Don't Go To Heaven! and got Jesus?)
This verse below bares repeating as we tragically witness millions of lost souls flock to the wide gate of their doom.
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14
If you happen to run into a Christian who doesn't want to stir up trouble and just wants to get along ... then go and find another one ... who, out of love and concern will warn you of a place of eternal torment called hell, that will be filled with people who were willing to compromise for the sake of unity.
:: And They Worshipped the BeastThe Bible prewarned us that the last days - before the return of Christ - would be marked by Apostasy (even within the professing church) and the rise of a One World Religion/Worship System of the Antichrist. It is undeniable that this Religion is developing before our very eyes!
After the Rapture of the true believers, this world will enter into the foretold Tribulation period ... There will no longer be anything restraining this agenda. As a matter of fact, the world - at that time - will welcome this with open arms! Global Religion, Global Government ... A world without the intolerant, narrow minded, Bible pushing Christians!
"These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." Revelation 17:13
In Genesis Ch. 11 we see what happens when a world, tries to be "ONE" without God!
The unity they crave ... they will have for a short time ... it will be centered around the very worship of Antichrist.
"While the Greek prefix "anti" generally means "against" or "opposed to," it can also mean "in the place of" or "a substitute for." The Antichrist will embody both meanings ....He will cunningly misrepresent Christ while pretending to be Christ. And by that deceit he will undermine and pervert all that Christ truly is.
His "Christianity" then will be a counterfeit, "having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof" (2 Tm 3:5). Furthermore, the Antichrist’s religion won’t just pop onto the scene the day he does. Rather, he will fit into it, just as one slips into a tailor-made suit. This theology was first presented in the Garden of Eden as a perversion of God’s Word and has spread like a virus ever since. In fact, it began as a dialogue ...
Satan started the process of conditioning humanity when he entered into conversation with Eve, persuading her to turn from God’s truth to her own subjective evaluation of what she felt He had said." ... (Evangelicals and Catholics: Dialogue unto Death - T.A. McMahon)
"... And that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
"And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast ...
And they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? ...
And ALL that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in
the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world...
If any man have an ear, let him hear." Revelation 13:4-9
"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. " Revelation 18:4-5
:: Recommended For Your Further Study!
articles - news - websites (koinonia house)
:: Global Religion
> A Chronological History: The New World Order
Includes information on Global Religion (koinonia house)
> The Pope's Push for a One-World Religion (mike gendron)
> The Vatican's Call For Unity (mike gendron)
> One World Religion (prophecy central)
> Earth Charter Completed--Global Religion Not Far Away (discerningtoday)
:: Ecumenism, The ECT, ETC.
> Evangelicals and Catholics: Dialogue Unto Death (t.a. mcmahon, berean call)
> Evangelicals and Catholics: The Next Generation? (t.a. mcmahon, berean call)
> Why Evangelize Roman Catholics? (t.a. mcmahon, berean call)
> A Cult is A Cult (dave hunt, berean call)
> A New Christianity? (dave hunt, berean call)
> Signers of ECT Accord Called to Repentence (proclaiming the gospel ministries)
> Catholic Evangelical Alliance? (proclaiming the gospel ministries)
> Catholic Christians - Is This An Oxymoron? (proclaiming the gospel ministries)
> Let No One Deceive You With Ecumenical Evangelism (pdf file) (mike gendron, ptg)
> Should All Christians Unite With Catholics? (reaching catholics for christ)
> Unity, Tolerance and Doctrinal Truth (reaching catholics for christ)
> The "Evangelical" Seduction (reaching catholics for christ)
> Catholicism & Islam: Ties That Bind (reaching catholics for christ)
> Is "Our Lady" Ecumenical (understand the times)
> The Mother of All Religions (understand the times)
> Queen of All (eternal productions)
> Modern Ecumenical Movement (jeremiah project)
> The Gospel of Unity (let us reason ministries)
> Ecumenism ... Where do you draw the line? (deception in the church)
> The Pope Kissing The Qu'ran (deception in the church)
> Many Articles on Ecumenism and Interfaith "Unity" (deception in the church)
> Evangelical Leaders Participate in Papal Mass (deception in the church)
:: Ecumenical Organizations & Trends To Be Aware of:
> Alpha: Another Road To Rome? (roger oakland, understand the times)
> Looking at - The Alpha Course (banner ministries uk)
> Alpha Course; Final Answer or Fatal Attraction (g. richard fisher, pfo)
> the Dangers of the Alpha Course (deception in the church)
> The Alpha Course (chris hand)
> Alpha in a Nutshell (christian witness ministries)
> An Alpha Assessment - Nicky Gumbel's "Gospel" (take heed ministries)
Many articles & links about the PK's listed on the following pages...
> Promise Keepers (cross+word)
> Promise Keepers (the contenders)
> Promise Keepers (way of life) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
:: Recent Headlines: (updated 1/18/04)> Vatican Concert Unites Faiths bbc
> Dialogue Between Catholics, Chief Rabbinate is a Sign of Hope ewtn
> Pope Says: "Mary loves us as she loves her divine son" ewtn
> Interfaith Group Jerusalem Peace Rally upi
> Fátima to Become Interfaith Shrine the-news
> Pope Gives Thanks for Ecumenical Progress, asks Prayers for Unity catholicnews
> Catholic Church Proposes to Hindus Joint Defense of Dignity of Person zenit
> Pope Offers Hand to Conservative Anglicans world net daily
> A Call for 'United Nations of Religions' world net daily
> Interreligious Dialogue Is Part of Evangelizing Mission, Pope Says zenit
> Pope Encourages Unity in Bosnia washington post
> Ecumenical Patriarch Praises John Paul, Urges Christian Unity ap
> Mary and the Dialogue With Judaism zenit
> Islam Sees Mary as a Model for All Believers zenit
> Germany's Catholics, Protestants Come Together for Historic Event deutsche welle
> Mary: Mother of Interreligious Dialogue ewtn
> The Pope Appeals For Full Unity Between Catholics and Orthodox ewtn
> Pope Encourages Joint Jewish-Catholic Work jerusalem post
> Round Table Reflects on "Mary and the Churches" ewtn
> Bold Ecumeical Suggestion From Anglican Leader ewtn
:: Highly Recommended Books that Cover the Above & Much More:
> "Occult Invasion" ... by Dave Hunt
The Subtle Seduction of the World & the Church
> "New Wine, Babylonian Vine" ... by Roger Oakland
(View the: Table of Contents)
> "Messages from Heaven" ... by Jim Tetlow
(Read PDF Here!)
> "A Woman Rides the Beast" ... by Dave Hunt
The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days
:: Highly Recommended Classics:
> "Foxe's Book of Martyrs" ... by John Foxe
The History of the True Christian Church. (Read Online Here!)
> "The Two Babylons" ... by Alexander Hislop