The Coming One-World Religion Part 2

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The Coming One-World Religion, Part 2

OUR SUBJECT FOR TODAY, THE COMING ONE-WORLD RELIGION, WHEN ALL RELIGIONS BECOME ONE.

 

THE PROPHECY IS REVELATION CHAPTER 13, VERSE 8:

 

“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.”

 

SO, ALL WILL WORSHIP THE ANTICHRIST AND HIS ONE-WORLD RELIGIOUS SYSTEM, EXCEPT THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE IN THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE.

 

THE BIBLE TEACHES US THAT THERE IS A PENALTY FOR ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT, IN FACT, DO END UP CONFORMING TO THIS ONE-WORLD RELIGIOUS SYSTEM.

 

REVELATION 13:15 TELLS US: “AND HE,” SPEAKING OF THE FALSE PROPHET, “HAD POWER TO GIVE LIFE UNTO THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST, THE IMAGE OF THE ANTICHRIST, THAT THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST SHOULD BOTH SPEAK, AND CAUSE THAT AS MANY AS WOULD NOT WORSHIP THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST SHOULD BE KILLED.”

 

AND THEN IN REVELATION 13:16 IT TELLS US ANOTHER PENALTY: “AND HE CAUSETH ALL, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT, RICH AND POOR, FREE AND BOND, TO RECEIVE A MARK IN THEIR RIGHT HAND, OR IN THEIR FOREHEADS: AND THAT NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD THE MARK, OR THE NAME OF THE BEAST, OR THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME.”

 

SO, THOSE WHO WILL NOT CONFORM TO THE ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT AND THE ONE-WORLD RELIGION, THOSE WHO WILL NOT WORSHIP, WILL BE KILLED OR THEY WILL BE PLACED UNDER ECONOMIC BOYCOTT.

 

THE PREVAILING THEORY TODAY IS THAT THERE ARE TWO ROOT CAUSES OF WAR ON EARTH: CONFLICTS BETWEEN NATIONS; CONFLICTS BETWEEN RELIGIONS.

 

THE PERCEIVED SOLUTION IS, LET’S JUST ABOLISH NATIONS AND LET’S MOVE INTO A NEW ERA OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE.

 

AND FURTHERMORE, LET’S GET RID OF THE CONFLICT AMONG RELIGIONS BY BRINGING ABOUT SOME FORM OF RELIGIOUS AGREEMENT ON EARTH.

 

SO, ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT, ONE-WORLD RELIGION, WE WILL HAVE BANISHED WAR FROM THE EARTH AND WE CAN THEN NOW HAVE PEACE.

 

IN A PREVIOUS LESSON WE STUDIED THE PROPHECIES ABOUT THE COMING ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT.

 

IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

 

IT’S HAPPENING NOW.

 

IN THIS LESSON TODAY WE WILL LEARN WHAT THE PROPHECIES ACTUALLY SAY ABOUT THE COMING ONE-WORLD RELIGION.

 

TO UNDERSTAND HOW ALL OF THIS  WILL UNFOLD MIKHAIL GORBACHEV WROTE A BOOK IN 1987 CALLED, “PERESTROIKA”.

 

HE DISCUSSED IN THIS BOOK THE DANGERS OF RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS.

 

ON PAGE 231, HE PUT TOGETHER AN ALL-EMBRACING SYSTEM OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY.

 

HE SENT A COPY TO EVERY HEAD OF STATE AT THE TIME.

 

ITEM NUMBER 4II OF THIS LIST WAS THE, “EXTIRPATION OF GENOCIDE, APARTHEID AND RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS”.

 

TO EXTIRPATE MEANS TO KILL OFF.

 

AND SO, HE WAS SAYING WE MUST  KILL OFF, WE MUST ABOLISH ALL GENOCIDE, APARTHEID AND RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS.

 

NOW, IT’S INTERESTING THAT HE  PLACES RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS GENOCIDE.

 

WE KNOW THAT GENOCIDE IS CAUSING PHYSICAL HARM OR MENTAL HARM TO A MINORITY. IT MAY BE A RACIAL MINORITY, A RELIGIOUS MINORITY, OR A SEXUAL MINORITY.

 

WHATEVER IT MAY BE. BUT TO CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM, AND THIS IS THE KICKER, OR MENTAL HARM.

 

WE’RE REACHING THE TIME IN OUR SOCIETY NOW WHEN YOU CAN PERFORM A HATE CRIME WITHOUT EVER HURTING ANYONE.

 

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY THE WRONG THINGS.

 

WELL, NOT ONLY IS THERE GENOCIDE MENTALLY, BUT THERE IS ALSO HARM AGAINST A PERSON FOR RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS.

 

YOU’RE CONSIDERED RELIGIOUSLY  EXCLUSIVE IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR RELIGION IS THE ONLY WAY  AND THAT PEOPLE MUST BE SAVED THROUGH A CERTAIN RELIGION, OR ELSE THEY’RE NOT SAVED AT ALL.

 

FOR EXAMPLE, JESUS CHRIST SAID, “EXCEPT YOU BELIEVE THAT I AM THE MESSIAH, YOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SINS.”

 

ALSO IN THE SCRIPTURES IT TELLS US, “NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER, FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY   WE MUST BE SAVED.”

 

NOW, THESE TYPES OF BELIEFS WOULD BE CONSIDERED EXTREME RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS BECAUSE JESUS WAS RELIGIOUSLY EXCLUSIVE.

 

HE SAID, “I AM THE DOOR TO THE SHEEP FOLD AND ANYBODY THAT CLIMBS UP ANY OTHER WAY THE SAME IS A THIEF AND A ROBBER.”

 

HOWEVER, MIKHAIL GORBACHEV SAID, “WE MUST ABOLISH ALL RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS AND YOU NEED TO  EMBRACE MY RELIGION AS VALID, I NEED TO EMBRACE YOUR RELIGION AS VALID, WHETHER WE BELIEVE IT OR NOT BECAUSE NOBODY  KNOWS THE TRUTH ANYWAY.

 

SO, MY TRUTH MAY NOT BE YOUR TRUTH.”

 

THAT’S THE CONCEPT THAT IS BEING CONSIDERED TODAY AMONG THE INTELLIGENCIA OF OUR WORLD.

 

AND IT’S FILTERING DOWN INTO THE GENERAL POPULOUS.

 

SO, WHAT’S THE PERCEIVED SOLUTION FOR RELIGIOUS EXCLUSIVENESS?

 

IT’S RELIGIOUS INCLUSIVENESS, OR INTERFAITHISM.

 

THAT MEANS IF YOUR RELIGION IS GOOD FOR YOU, I RESPECT IT AND I DON’T  ARGUE AGAINST IT.

 

YOU RESPECT MY RELIGION,  EVERYBODY RESPECTS EVERYONE, WE VALIDATE EVERYONE AND THUS, WE REMOVE RELIGIOUS CONFLICT.

 

NOW, THIS TERM INTERFAITHISM IS SOMEWHAT OF A NEW TERM AMONG US.

 

HOWEVER, MANY OF OUR HUGE POLITICAL LEADERS TODAY ACTUALLY EMBRACE INTERFAITHISM.

 

ONE OF THOSE IS GEORGE W. BUSH.

 

I HAVE A CLIP FOR YOU SHOWING HIS OPINION ABOUT THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD.

 

LISTEN TO IT.

 

LET ME ASK YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT FAITH, WHICH IS A TOUGH SUBJECT TO TALK ABOUT.

 

DO WE ALL WORSHIP THE SAME GOD, CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM?

 

I THINK WE ALL DO.

 

WE HAVE DIFFERENT ROUTES  OF GETTING TO THE ALMIGHTY.

 

DOES BIN LADEN?

 

DOES ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI PRAY TO THE SAME GOD THAT WE DO?”

 

I THINK THAT THEY PRAY TO A FALSE GOD, OTHERWISE THEY WOULDN’T BE KILLING INNOCENT LIVES LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN.”

 

DO CHRISTIANS, NON-CHRISTIANS, AND MUSLIMS GO TO HEAVEN IN YOUR MIND?

 

YES, THEY DO.

 

WE HAVE DIFFERENT ROUTES OF GETTING THERE, BUT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND, I WANT YOUR LISTENERS TO UNDERSTAND,

 

I DON’T GET TO DECIDE WHO GOES TO HEAVEN.

 

THE ALMIGHTY GOD DECIDES WHO GOES TO HEAVEN.

 

SO, THERE YOU HAVE IT.

 

PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS MUSLIMS, JEWS, CHRISTIANS ALL PRAY TO THE SAME GOD AND THEY’RE ALL GOING TO HEAVEN.

 

THAT’S WHAT WE CALL RELIGIOUS  INCLUSIVENESS OR INTERFAITHISM.

 

NOW, OUR PRESENT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ALSO BELIEVES IN INTERFAITHISM AND PUSHES IT AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.

 

AT HIS INAUGURATION THERE WERE THREE INAUGURAL SERVICES.

 

AT THE FIRST SERVICE HE HAS MUSLIMS AND JEWS TO PRAY.

 

AT THE SECOND INAUGURAL SERVICE HE HAD A HOMOSEXUAL EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP GENE ROBINSON TO PRAY.

 

AT THE THIRD SERVICE HE HAD EVANGELICAL RICK WARREN TO PRAY.

 

SO, PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS SENDING A VERY POWERFUL MESSAGE.

 

ALL OF THESE RELIGIONS ARE LEGITIMATE AND I BELIEVE IN INTERFAITHISM.

 

NOW, BEFORE WE REALLY UNDERSTAND INTERFAITHISM, HOWEVER, LET’S LOOK AT THE FORERUNNER OF INTERFAITHISM, ECUMENISM.

 

ECUMENISM IS SIMPLY THE MOVEMENT PROMOTING UNITY AMONG CHRISTIAN CHURCHES OR DENOMINATIONS.

 

THE EFFORT TO UNIFY ALL CHRISTIANS AND ALL CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS BEGAN IN EARNEST, WITH VATICAN COUNCIL II IN 1962.

 

FROM THAT COUNCIL CALLED BY POPE JOHN XXIII, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ISSUED THE CALL FOR ALL OF HER DEPARTED DAUGHTERS, SPEAKING OF THE PROTESTANTS, TO COME HOME.

 

THE COMPELLING ARGUMENT BEHIND THE CALL TO THE PROTESTANTS WAS THE WORDS OF JESUS HIMSELF.

 

“THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY  ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US: THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE THAT THOU HAST SENT ME.”

 

THAT’S JOHN 17:21.

 

ANOTHER PASSAGE SAYS, “BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, BECAUSE YE  HAVE LOVE ONE FOR ANOTHER.”

 

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAID, “LOOK, HOW CAN WE EVER WIN THE WORLD WHEN WE, AS CHRISTIANS, ARE SO DIVIDED.”

 

AND THERE WAS A POWERFUL APPEAL TO THIS BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, WHO WOULDN’T WANT ALL CHRISTIANS TO BE TOGETHER.

 

HOWEVER, THERE WAS A PROBLEM.

 

THE FATAL FLAW OF THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT FROM THE OUTSET WAS THAT THIS CALL TO UNITY WAS BASED ON COMPROMISE RATHER THAN ON THE TRUTH.

 

LONG-HELD BIBLICAL TRUTHS THAT OUR RELIGIOUS FOREFATHERS HAD WORKED AND DIED  FOR WERE CAST ASIDE LIKE SO MUCH OBSOLETE BAGGAGE.

 

NOW, IF THE CALL TO UNITY HAD BEEN BASED ON TRUTH, ALL OF THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND LET’S DEAL WITH THE CARDINAL DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LET’S PRAY AND LET’S STUDY UNTIL WE BELIEVE THIS IS CORRECT, THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.

 

AND THEN, WE ALL AGREE TOGETHER.

 

THEN WE COULD HAVE HAD A  TRUE CHRISTIAN REBIRTH.

 

BUT IT WASN’T BASED ON TRUTH,  IT WAS BASED ON COMPROMISE.

 

DOCTRINE BECAME ALMOST A DIRTY WORD.

 

BUT THIS WAS A BAD THING  BECAUSE THE APOSTLE PAUL WROTE TO TIMOTHY AND SAID, “TAKE HEED UNTO THYSELF, AND UNTO THE DOCTRINE; CONTINUE IN THEM: FOR IN DOING THIS THOU SHALT SAVE THYSELF,  AND THEM THAT HEAR THEE.”

 

SO, PAUL TAUGHT TIMOTHY THAT DOCTRINE WAS ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION.

 

BUT IN THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT DOCTRINE BECAME THE BLOCKADE TO UNITY.

 

WELL, IT WORKED NONETHELESS BECAUSE FROM 1962 UNTIL 1994 THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT ADVANCED RAPIDLY.

 

BY 1994, CATHOLICS, LUTHERANS, METHODISTS, BAPTISTS, AND EVEN JEWS, BEGAN TO EXCHANGE CHURCHES, SYNAGOGUES, PULPITS.

 

IT WAS AN AMAZING THING TO WATCH THIS HAPPEN AS IT HAD NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.

 

IN 1994, IT WAS SORT OF THE CULMINATION

 

OF ALL OF THE ECUMENICAL EFFORTS.

 

ON MARCH 29, 1994 IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT AN AGREEMENT HAD BEEN SIGNED BETWEEN LEADING EVANGELICALS SUCH AS PAT ROBERTSON, CHARLES COLSON AND BILL BRIGHT, THE FOUNDER OF CRUSADE FOR CHRIST AND CERTAIN THEOLOGIANS IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

 

THIS STATEMENT THAT CALLED CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS TOGETHER BASICALLY SAID, “SINCE ANY PERSON CONFESSING FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST IS SAVED THAT CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS AND EVANGELICALS SHOULD NO LONGER TARGET EACH OTHER’S MEMBERS FOR CONVERSION.

 

THIS AGREEMENT OBVIOUSLY  PRESUPPOSES THAT LONG-HELD DOCTRINAL DIFFERENCES ARE NO LONGER IMPORTANT AND ARE MERELY DIVISIVE HINDRANCES TO CHRISTIAN UNITY.”

 

NOW, THIS STATEMENT ANNOUNCING THE SIGNING OF THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN AN ARTICLE IN THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR ON MARCH 30, 1994.

 

IT WAS ENTITLED “CATHOLICS, EVANGELICALS AFFIRM TIES THAT BIND.”

 

WELL, ABOUT TWO AND A HALF MONTHS LATER IN JUNE OF 1994, THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST NATIONAL CONVENTION, AMERICA’S LARGEST PROTESTANT DENOMINATION, VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO ENDORSE A DECLARATION OF UNITY WITH CATHOLICS DESPITE THEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES.

 

THE REPORT IN THE JUNE 17, 1994 EDITION OF THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR SAID, “IN A MAJOR STEP TOWARD  ECUMENISM, THE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS SAID BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS MAY BE FOUND IN ALL CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS, AND ENDORSED BAPTIST-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE.”

 

THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE: “SOUTHERN BAPTISTS EMBRACE CATHOLICS.”

 

THE LARGEST PROTESTANT DENOMINATION.

 

WELL, NOW IN 1999 THE CAPSTONE OF THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT WAS PUT IN PLACE.

 

LUTHERANS AND CATHOLICS SIGNED A JOINT DECLARATION ON JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH.

 

THE ANNOUNCEMENT READ, “IT IS A BLOCKBUSTER AGREEMENT,

 

A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE  ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE SPAWNED BY VALICAN II AND IT ALMOST DIDN’T HAPPEN.

 

DESPITE HIS PUBLIC IMAGE AS AN ECUMENICAL ROADBLOCK, THE MAN CREDITED BY  SOURCES ON BOTH SIDES WITH SAVING THIS DOCUMENT, THIS DECLARATION IS NONE OTHER THAN CARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER, THE HEAD OF THE VATICAN’S CONGREGATION  FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH.”

 

WELL, THAT’S THE MAN WHO  IS NOW POPE BENEDICT XVI.

 

THE SIGNING TOOK PLACE ON OCTOBER 31, THE ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER’S NAILING OF  HIS 95 THESIS TO THE DOOR OF THE WITTENBERG CATHEDRAL, WHICH IS CREDITED WITH UNLEASHING THE  PROTESTANT REFORMATION.

 

SO, HERE WE ARE ON THE ANNIVERSARY.

 

THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION WAS OVER JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH.

 

MARTIN LUTHER MADE THE PHRASE FAMOUS, “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”

 

NOW THE LUTHERANS AND CATHOLICS HAVE PUT TOGETHER A THEOLOGICAL PAPER AGREEING ON WHAT THAT MEANS.

 

SO, THE VERY THING THAT CAUSED THE REFORMATION, NOW, IS PUT ASIDE AND AGREED UPON, SO WHY  SHOULDN’T THE CHURCHES REUNITE?

 

THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 31, 1999.

 

SO, THE ISSUE THAT SPARKED THE REFORMATION HAD BEEN RESOLVED.

 

MOST CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS CONSIDERED OTHER CHRISTIAN GROUPS AS SAVED.

 

ECUMENISM WAS CONSIDERED, BY MOST, TO BE AN ACCOMPLISHED FACT.

 

SO NOW, THE FOCUS SHIFTS FROM  ECUMENISM TO INTERFAITHISM.

 

NOW, LET’S GO BACK TO THE FIRST INTERFAITH MEETING.

 

IN 1893, THE FIRST PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS WAS HELD IN CHICAGO.

 

ITS STATED GOAL WAS TO CULTIVATE HARMONY AMONG THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUAL COMMUNITIES AND FOSTER THEIR ENGAGEMENT WITH THE WORLD AND ITS GUIDING INSTITUTIONS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A JUST, PEACEFUL AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

 

ACTUALLY, IT WAS WAY AHEAD OF ITS TIME BECAUSE NOT MUCH ELSE HAPPENED ON INTERFAITHISM FOR  80 YEARS OR SO, BUT IN 1985, POPE JOHN PAUL II MADE THE STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE BELIEVED MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS WORSHIP THE SAME GOD.

 

IT WAS AUGUST OF 1985 WHEN POPE JOHN PAUL II VISITED MOROCCO AT THE INVITATION OF KING HASSAN II.

 

HE BECAME THE FIRST POPE TO VISIT AN OFFICIALLY ISLAMIC COUNTRY AT THE INVITATION OF ITS RELIGIOUS LEADER.

 

THERE, AT A HISTORIC MEETING WITH THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM YOUTH IN CASABLANCA STADIUM HE EMPHASIZED THAT “WE BELIEVE IN THE SAME GOD, THE ONE GOD, THE LIVING GOD.”

 

NOW, THINK ABOUT THIS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS BELIEVING IN THE SAME GOD?

 

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE JESUS IS GOD, MUSLIMS DO NOT BELIEVE JESUS IS GOD.

 

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE JESUS DIED  ON A CROSS AND THAT THE ONLY PLAN OF REDEMPTION IS THROUGH  THE BLOOD OF CALVARY.

 

MUSLIMS DENY THAT JESUS EVEN DIED ON THE CROSS.

 

SO, NOW WE’RE TAKING HUGE LEAPS OF BLIND FAITH HERE.

 

THIS CONTINUED BECAUSE IN 1986 POPE JOHN PAUL II CONVENED THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER.

 

POPE JOHN PAUL WAS CONVINCED THAT PRAYER COULD BRING BELIEVERS TOGETHER, AN IDEA THAT INSPIRED THE 1986 WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE  IN ASSISI, ITALY.

 

THAT UNPRECEDENTED GATHERING AT THE POPE’S INVITATION DREW LEADERS OF JEWS, BUDDHISTS, SHINTOISTS, MUSLIMS, ZOROASTRIANS, HINDUS, UNITARIANS, TRADITIONAL AFRICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGIONS  AND MANY OTHERS TOGETHER UNDER THE ROOF OF THE BASILICA OF SAINT FRANCIS.

 

THEY ALL PRAYED SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH CATHOLIC ORTHODOX AND PROTESTANT LEADERS FOR WORLD PEACE.

 

NOW, THERE’S SOMETHING FEELING GOOD ABOUT THAT.

 

ALL OF US, I THINK, WOULD SAY  THAT WOULD BE A NICE THING THAT EVERYONE WOULD DROP THEIR BARRIERS AND JUST GET TOGETHER AND PRAY TO WHATEVER GOD  THEY HAPPEN TO BELIEVE IN?

 

BEFORE WE DECIDE THIS IS GOOD, THOUGH, I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS QUESTION.

 

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE PROPHET ELIJAH IN THE OLD TESTAMENT MEETING FOR AN INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE WITH THE PROPHETS OF BAAL AND THE PROPHETS OF THE GROVE?

 

I DON’T THINK SO.

 

WE KNOW HE WOULDN’T DO IT, IF YOU KNOW YOUR BIBLE.

 

SO, THE QUESTION HAS TO COME TO US, WAS ELIJAH WRONG THEN, OR ARE WE WRONG NOW?

 

WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES THAT QUESTION BECAUSE MANKIND HAS MANY TIMES GONE ASTRAY.

 

LET’S CONTINUE ON.

 

FINALLY IN 1993 AT THE PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS HELD IN CHICAGO ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS IN CHICAGO AS WELL, CATHOLICS, PROTESTANT, HINDUS, JEWS, MUSLIMS, SIKHS, ASTORIANS, WICCANS, WICCANS ARE WITCHES BY THE WAY, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND MANY OTHERS WERE IN ATTENDANCE.

 

THE 1993, PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS ADOPTED A GLOBAL ETHIC WHICH WAS AUTHORED BY EMINENT CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN HANS KŸNG.

 

A GLOBAL ETHIC IS A  GLOBAL BELIEF STATEMENT.

 

THE ESSENCE OF THE GLOBAL ETHIC CAN BE CAPTURED IN THREE QUOTES FROM THE DOCUMENT.

 

ONE, “WE AFFIRM THAT A COMMON  SET OF CORE VALUES IS FOUND IN THE TEACHINGS OF THE RELIGIONS, AND THAT THESE FORM THE BASIC FOR A GLOBAL ETHIC THAT ALL RELIGIONS CAN AGREE UPON.”

 

NUMBER TWO, “THERE ALREADY EXIST ANCIENT GUIDELINES FOR HUMAN BEHAVIOR WHICH ARE FOUND IN THE TEACHINGS OF THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD AND WHICH ARE THE CONDITION FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD ORDER.”

 

“SUSTAINABLE WORLD ORDER,” I RECOGNIZE THAT PHRASE.

 

SO, THAT’S WHERE WE’RE HEADED RIGHT?

 

NUMBER THREE, “WE MUST SINK OUR NARROW DIFFERENCES FOR THE CAUSE OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY, PRACTICING A CULTURE OF SOLIDARITY AND RELATEDNESS.”

 

“SINK OUR NARROW DIFFERENCES.”

 

NARROW DIFFERENCES SUCH AS WAS JESUS GOD OR WAS HE NOT?

 

WAS HE THE MESSIAH OR WAS HE NOT?

 

WAS HE CRUCIFIED ON  THE CROSS OR WAS HE NOT?

 

OR, IS ALLAH GOD, OR IS JEHOVAH GOD, OR IS BRAHMA GOD?

 

NARROW DIFFERENCES IS WHAT THEY SAID IN THE GLOBAL ETHIC.

 

“WE MUST SINK THOSE  NARROW DIFFERENCES.”

 

WHY?

 

FOR THE CAUSE OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY, FOR THE CAUSE OF THE ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT.

 

NOW, THIS IS THE THINKING THAT DRIVES INTERFAITHISM.

 

THEN, IN 1994, THE FIRST NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CATECHISM

 

WAS PUBLISHED.

 

I BOUGHT A COPY BECAUSE I WAS VERY INTERESTED IN WHAT IT HAD TO SAY IN THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO THE MUSLIMS.

 

IN ITEM NUMBER 841, UNDER THE  CHURCH’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MUSLIMS IT STATES THIS, AND I’M QUOTING, “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.”

 

SO, DOES THE CATHOLIC CATECHISM SAY THE PLAN OF SALVATION ALSO INCLUDES, IN THE FIRST PLACE THE MUSLIMS JUST BECAUSE THEY CLAIM TO WORSHIP THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AS WE DO?

 

THAT’S WHAT IT WAS SAYING, ANOTHER HUGE LEAP INTO INTERFAITHISM.

 

ROBERT MULLER WAS AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL TO THREE SECRETARY GENERALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

 

HE WORKED AT THE U.N. FOR 38 YEARS.

 

I WAS INTERVIEWING HIM ON OUR RADIO PROGRAM, POLITICS AND RELIGION, AND HE  STATED TO ME, “WE HAVE BROUGHT THE WORLD TOGETHER AS FAR AS WE CAN POLITICALLY.”

 

HE OPENLY ADVOCATED A ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT.

 

BUT, HE SAID, “WE’RE STUCK, WE CAN’T GO ANY FURTHER,” BECAUSE, “TO BRING ABOUT A TRUE WORLD GOVERNMENT, THE WORLD MUST BE BROUGHT TOGETHER SPIRITUALLY.”

 

THEN HE SAID, “WHAT WE NEED IS A UNITED NATIONS OF RELIGIONS.”

 

HE SAID, “THE POLITICAL LEADERS MEET EVERY DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS, THEY TALK TOGETHER.

 

UNTIL TODAY WE HAVE SUCH A CONSENSUS OF OPINION THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE A WORLD COMMUNITY, THE WORLD COMMUNITY SAYS THIS, THE WORLD COMMUNITY SAYS THAT.”

 

BUT HE SAID, “THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS WON’T EVEN SPEAK TO ONE ANOTHER MOST OF THE TIME.

 

WE NEED A UNITED NATIONS OF RELIGIONS.”

 

WELL, I WASN’T SURPRISED A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER WHEN I SAW THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT AN  ECUMENICAL SERVICE FOR POLITICAL LEADERS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS  WOULD BE HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO TO HELP CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.N. CHARTER.

 

IT WAS JUNE 26, 1995, EXACTLY 50 YEARS AFTER THE U.N. CHARTER WAS SIGNED.

 

THIS WAS HOSTED BY BISHOP WILLIAM SWING OF GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SAN FRANCISCO.

 

AT THE REQUEST OF THE U.N., PEOPLE ATTENDING WERE U.N.

 

SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI, PRINCESS MARGARET OF GREAT BRITAIN, ARCH BISHOP DESMOND  TUTU OF SOUTH AFRICA, PRESIDENT LECH WALESA OF POLAND AND MANY OTHER INTERNATIONAL  DIGNITARIES.

 

WELL, AFTER THIS ECUMENICAL MEETING, BISHOP SWING, WHO WAS IN CHARGE, DECIDED OUT OF THAT SERVICE THAT HE SHOULD INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A UNITED RELIGIONS ORGANIZATION, OR A UNITED NATIONS OF RELIGIONS.

 

HE TRAVELED DURING 1996.

 

HE VISITED SUCH PEOPLE AS POPE JOHN PAUL II, BISHOP DESMOND TUTU, DALAI LAMA, MOTHER THERESA.

 

AND COMING BACK FROM THOSE MEETINGS, HE REPORTED THAT THE RECEPTION WAS OVERWHELMING TO THE IDEA.

 

CONSEQUENTLY IN 1997, REVEREND SWING DECIDED TO HOLD THE FIRST CHARTER WRITING CONFERENCE FOR THE UNITED RELIGIONS  ORGANIZATION.

 

THEN, IN 1998, HE HELD THE SECOND CHARTER WRITING CONFERENCE.

 

FINALLY, THEY HAD THE CHARTER FINISHED.

 

AT THESE CONFERENCES THERE WERE CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS, JEWS, HINDUS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, WICCANS, THEY WERE ALL THERE.

 

FINALLY HE FINISHED  THE CHARTER BY 2000.

 

THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE A HUGE CHARTER SIGNING CONFERENCE IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

AT THE MEETING, I HAPPENED TO  BE THERE, A CALL CAME FROM THE UNITED NATIONS, A HINDU LADY WAS PRAYING THERE.

 

THE CALL FROM THE UNITED  NATIONS CONGRATULATED THE UNITED RELIGIONS ON ITS ACCOMPLISHMENT.

 

THE HINDU LADY PRAYING, SHE SAT IN THE LOTUS POSITION ON THE STOOL AND SHE BEGAN TO PRAY.

 

AND AFTER PRAYING A WHILE, SUDDENLY SHE SAID, “OHM.”

 

AND I HEARD AN ECHO FROM  THE CONGREGATION, “OHM.”

 

AND THEN SHE SAID IT LOUDER, “OHM.”

 

AND THE REFRAIN CAME BACK LOUDER.

 

AND BEFORE LONG THE  WHOLE PLACE WAS OHMING.

 

AND I REALIZED I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE.

 

FINALLY THE SERVICE  CONCLUDED BY THE JEWISH BLOWING OF THE SHOFAR.

 

IT WAS AN AMAZING EVENT.

 

IT WAS THE CHARTER SIGNING OF THE UNITED RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION.

 

NOW, IN OUR NEXT SEGMENT OF END OF THE AGE WE’LL DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF INTERFAITHISM.

 

WE ALREADY HAVE SEEN FROM THE PROPHECIES THERE WILL BE A ONE-WORLD RELIGION.

 

NOW WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

 

 

PART 2

IN OUR LAST SEGMENT OF THIS COURSE ON THE ONE-WORLD RELIGION WE LEARNED ABOUT INTERFAITHISM AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED RELIGIONS ORGANIZATION.

 

WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE LOOKING AT INTERFAITHISM BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE UNITED RELIGIONS WAS FORMED IN THE YEAR 2000, ABOUT THREE MONTHS LATER IN AUGUST OF 2000, THERE WAS A MEETING HELD AT THE UNITED NATIONS CALLED THE MILLENNIUM WORLD PEACE SUMMIT.

 

THIS WAS THE FIRST EVER   RELIGIOUS MEETING HELD AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

 

IT WAS HELD ONE WEEK BEFORE THE MILLENNIUM SUMMIT FOR THE WORLD’S POLITICAL LEADERS.

 

THE CONCEPT BEHIND THIS MEETING WAS, WE NEED TO BRING ABOUT COOPERATION BETWEEN THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF THE WORLD AND THE POLITICAL LEADERS OF THE WORLD.

 

THIS MEETING WAS SPONSORED BY MR. TED TURNER WHO HAD GIFTED ONE BILLION DOLLARS TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

 

BECAUSE HE PUT UP THE MONEY, TED TURNER WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE MEETING.

 

THERE WERE ABOUT A THOUSAND RELIGIOUS LEADERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD IN ATTENDANCE.

 

THE GOAL OF THE WORLD PEACE SUMMIT WAS TO CONVENE AND TO COORDINATE RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP AS AN INTERFAITH ALLY TO THE UNITED NATIONS IN ITS QUEST FOR PEACE, GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION.

 

REMEMBER THIS WAS THE YEAR 2000, THIS WAS THE TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM.

 

IT ONLY COMES ONCE EVERY THOUSAND YEARS.

 

SO, EXPECTATIONS WERE VERY HIGH.

 

AT THIS MEETING THE RELIGIOUS  LEADERS SIGNED A DECLARATION FOR WORLD PEACE, NUMBER ONE.

 

AND THEY ALSO ESTABLISHED, THIS IS PROBABLY MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS.

 

THIS IS A LIAISON BETWEEN THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF THE WORLD AND THE POLITICAL LEADERS OF THE WORLD.

 

THE PURPOSE WAS TO ENGAGE THE  RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN PROMOTING THE PLANS OF THE WORLD    COMMUNITY, OR THE ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT, INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST THEM.

 

THE REASON THIS WAS SO IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE THE POLITICAL LEADERS REALIZE THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS   COULD SABOTAGE THEIR EFFORTS.

 

THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS, AFTER ALL, ARE IN PULPITS LOOKING EYE-TO-EYE WITH THEIR PEOPLE EVERY WEEK.

 

PLUS, THEY’RE DEDICATING THEIR BABIES, THEY’RE MARRYING THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE, THEY’RE BURYING THEIR DEAD, THEY’RE IN THEIR HOMES, THEIR INFLUENCE IS SO VAST.

 

AND OF COURSE, THIS IS WHAT MR. ROBERT MULLER SAID WHEN HE SAID WE NEED A UNITED NATIONS OF RELIGIONS.

 

SO, THEY ESTABLISHED THIS LIAISON COUNCIL TO CONSULT CONTINUALLY WITH THE POLITICAL LEADERS OF THE WORLD IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT THIS UNION BETWEEN POLITICS AND RELIGION, BETWEEN THE POLITICAL POWERS OF THE WORLD AND THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF THE WORLD.

 

SO, IT WAS MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

 

THEY DID SET THAT UP.

 

ONE WEEK LATER THE POLITICAL LEADERS CONVERGED UPON THE UNITED NATIONS FOR THE U.N. MILLENNIUM SUMMIT.

 

AGAIN, THIS WAS THE TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM, EXPECTATIONS WERE VERY HIGH; ATTENDANCE WAS VERY HIGH.

 

AGAIN, THEY DID SEVERAL THINGS AT THIS MEETING, BUT THE MAIN THING THEY DID WAS TO ADOPT WHAT WAS CALLED THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 

THERE ARE EIGHT MDGS, SUCH AS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP AND OTHER THINGS.

 

YOU CAN READ ABOUT ALL OF THOSE IF YOU GO TO THE U.N. WEBPAGE.

 

BUT THE REAL AGENDA FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER WAS TO SET THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND THEN ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD WOULD WORK TOGETHER IN CONCERT TO REACH THESE GOALS.

 

SO, WHAT HAPPENED IS THEY ACTUALLY ADOPTED A PROGRAM, AN AGENDA, FOR THE ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM AND BUILT INTO THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS WAS A PLAN FOR MASSIVE WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION.

 

WELL, MASSIVE WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION, AS YOU KNOW, IS THE CENTRAL PLANK IN THE INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM.

 

SO, NOW WE HAVE SET THE GOAL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST AGENDA, ALL TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE UNITED NATIONS AND TO BE COOPERATED WITH BY THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD.

 

WELL, THE INTERFAITH EFFORTS CONTINUED ON.

 

IN 2002 POPE JOHN PAUL II ONCE AGAIN LED AN INTERFAITH SERVICE AT ASSISI, ITALY.

 

SO, THE CONCEPT IS BEING SOLD, IT’S BEING PROMOTED, INTERFAITHISM.

 

TONY BLAIR, A VERY INFLUENTIAL LEADER IN OUR WORLD THAT ALL OF US ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH, WAS THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN FOR MANY YEARS.

 

HOWEVER, IN 2007 HE ANNOUNCED HE WOULD BE LEAVING THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE.

 

IT ALSO WAS RUMORED THAT HE WOULD CONVERT TO CATHOLICISM.

 

NOW, HE DIDN’T DO THIS WHILE HE WAS IN OFFICE BECAUSE THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN IS THE HEAD OF THE EPISCOPALIAN, OR THE ANGLICAN CHURCH.

 

SO, HE WAITED UNTIL HE LEFT OFFICE.

 

AND THEN WITHIN A FEW MONTHS HE DID, IN FACT, CONVERT TO CATHOLICISM.

 

BUT THAT WASN’T ALL OF THE STORY BECAUSE THE NEXT YEAR, 2008, HE FOUNDED A NEW ORGANIZATION CALLED THE TONY BLAIR FAITH FOUNDATION.

 

AND HE SAID, “BECAUSE OF GLOBALIZATION MOVING US ALL CLOSER TOGETHER, WE NEED A FOUNDATION THAT WILL RE-EDUCATE THE WORLD SO THAT RELIGIONS CAN LEARN HOW TO GET ALONG TOGETHER IN THIS EVER CLOSER SOCIETY.”

 

HE ACTUALLY LAUNCHED A CURRICULUM AT YALE UNIVERSITY CALLED “FAITH AND GLOBALIZATION” AND HE BECAME A GUEST LECTURER THERE.

 

THE COURSE HAS SINCE SPREAD TO OTHER PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGES AS WELL.

 

AND BEYOND THAT IN 2010, REALIZING THAT HE NEEDED TO REACH MORE THAN A FEW PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGES, HE LAUNCHED A NEW CURRICULUM CALLED “FACE TO FAITH.”

 

IT WAS A PROJECT TO REACH THE  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF OUR WORLD.

 

HE ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP  WITH BILL CLINTON AND HIS CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE.

 

AND THEY DECIDED TO TAKE THIS NEW CURRICULUM AND PROMOTE IT TO SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE.

 

NOW, THE PLAN IS THIS, EVERY   STUDENT WILL HAVE A COMPUTER ON THEIR DESK, IT WILL BE LINKED TO A PERSON OF ANOTHER RELIGION SOMEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD.

 

A CHRISTIAN WILL BE LINKED TO A MUSLIM OR A MUSLIM TO A BUDDHIST, OR BUDDHIST TO A JEW AND THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL THEN DISCUSS WITH ONE ANOTHER, GET TO  KNOW EACH OTHER, AND ESPECIALLY EMPHASIZE THEIR COMMON POINTS OF AGREEMENT, SO THAT POSSIBLY WE CAN DRAW CLOSER TOGETHER.

 

NOW, REMEMBER THE GLOBAL ETHIC THAT MR. HANS KÜNG PENNED. THIS WAS PART OF — SO MUCH WE AGREE ON THAT WE MUST SINK THE NARROW DIFFERENCES THAT KEEP US APART SO THAT WE CAN, IN FACT, FORM A GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

 

THE DREAM IS ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT AND ONE-WORLD RELIGION.

 

HERE YOU SEE THE CULMINATION OF THE INTERFAITH MOVEMENT.

 

POPE JOHN PAUL II, THIS HAPPENED ON MAY 6, 2001 AT A MOSQUE IN DAMASCUS, SYRIA,

 

POPE JOHN PAUL II IS SEEN KISSING THE KORAN.

 

AMAZING.

 

IT’S ALMOST HARD TO BELIEVE.

 

WELL, THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT ON INTERFAITHISM, IN 2011, POPE BENEDICT THE XVI HAS ALREADY ANNOUNCED HE WILL RETURN TO ASSISI, ITALY AND INVITE ALL OF THE RELIGIONS THERE ONCE AGAIN FOR A COMMON PRAYER TIME.

 

OKAY, LET’S PAUSE AND LET’S ASSESS WHAT WE’RE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT HERE.

 

INTERFAITHISM ACTUALLY REALIZES THERE ARE TWO MAJOR RELIGIONS ON THE EARTH, ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY.

 

ISLAM CLAIMS ABOUT 1.57   BILLION FOLLOWERS, WHICH IS 23% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION.

 

CHRISTIANITY CLAIMS 2.2   BILLION FOLLOWERS, WHICH IS 33% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION.

 

SO, YOU’VE GOT 1.1 BILLION CATHOLICS, 1.1 BILLION PROTESTANTS.

 

TOGETHER, BETWEEN ISLAM   AND CHRISTIANITY YOU HAVE 56% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION.

 

SO, THE INTERFAITHISTS SAY IF WE CAN JUST GET COOPERATION BETWEEN THE MUSLIMS AND THE CHRISTIANS, IF THESE TWO RELIGIONS CAN FORM AN ALLIANCE TOGETHER, THEY COULD BRING THE ENTIRE WORLD TOGETHER.

 

BUT NOW WE HAVE TO ASK, WILL INTERFAITHISM BE SUCCESSFUL?

 

EUROPEAN LEADERS ARE IN AGREEMENT THAT MULTICULTURALISM HAS FAILED.

 

FOR SOME TIME, IN EUROPE ESPECIALLY, IT WAS SO FILLED WITH ISLAM THAT THE LEADERS OF EUROPE WERE TRYING TO BE BROADMINDED AND MAGNANIMOUS AND SO THEY MADE SPECIAL LEEWAY FOR THE ISLAMISTS.

 

BUT WHAT THEY FOUND WAS   THE MUSLIMS DID NOT WANT TO INTEGRATE INTO FRENCH SOCIETY, GERMAN SOCIETY, OR BRITISH SOCIETY, THEY WANTED TO COME IN AND BE SO STRONG THAT THEY WOULD CHANGE THE SOCIETY  TO BE LIKE THEM.

 

SO, RECENTLY FRENCH PRESIDENT  NICOLAS SARKOZY HAS FOLLOWED THE LEAD OF BRITISH PRIME   MINISTER DAVID CAMERON AND GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL.

 

SARKOZY SAID, “IT’S A FAILURE.

 

THE TRUTH IS THAT IN ALL OUR DEMOCRACIES, WE’VE BEEN TOO CONCERNED ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF     THE NEW ARRIVALS AND NOT ENOUGH ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE COUNTRY RECEIVING THEM.”

 

MERKEL CONTENDS, “MULTICULTURALISM HAS TOTALLY FAILED IN GERMANY.”

 

CAMERON OF GREAT BRITAIN SAYS, “IT HAS LEFT YOUNG BRITISH MUSLIMS VULNERABLE TO RADICALISM.”

 

SO, HAS INTERFAITHISM FAILED?

 

WILL IT BE THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST AND FALSE PROPHET OF THE ENDTIME ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT AND THE ONE-WORLD RELIGION?

 

OR, IF IT’S FAILED, WHAT CAN   WE EXPECT TO ACTUALLY HAPPEN?

 

WELL, THERE HAVE BEEN MANY ARTICLES WRITTEN IN THE LAST FEW YEARS ABOUT A POSSIBLE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS.

 

BECAUSE THE WORLD OF ISLAM IS SO DIFFERENT AND SO STRONG IN ITS BELIEFS, TO THE WESTERN SOCIETIES MANY PEOPLE HAVE SAID, “IT’S NEVER GOING TO WORK, EVENTUALLY THERE’S GOING TO BE A WAR, A CLASH.”

 

WELL, THE BIBLE HAPPENS TO PROPHESY JUST SUCH A WAR.

 

REVELATION 9:13-16

 

AND IT STATES THERE IS A WAR COMING.

 

IN VERSE 15 IT SAYS THAT A WAR IS COMING THAT WILL KILL ONE-THIRD OF MANKIND, ONE-THIRD OF THE HUMAN RACE WILL BE WIPED OUT IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED WAR.

 

THAT’S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND THE PROPHECIES ALWAYS COME TO PASS.

 

WORLD WAR III, ACCORDING TO THIS PASSAGE, WILL START FROM THE EUPHRATES RIVER.

 

LET ME POINT OUT TO YOU THAT 100% OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER IS MUSLIM.

 

TURKEY IS 99% MUSLIM, SYRIA IS 92% MUSLIM, IRAQ IS 98% MUSLIM.

 

SO, EVERY INCH OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER IS CONTROLLED BY ISLAM.

 

AND IT SAYS IN THE PASSAGE IN  REVELATION 9:13-16 THAT THIS WAR WILL START FROM THAT AREA, WHERE WE’RE EXPERIENCING ALL KINDS OF TURMOIL RIGHT NOW.

 

SO, THE WAR IS GOING TO BE INVOLVING ISLAM AND THE UNITED STATES WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE INVOLVED BECAUSE WE ARE THE PROMINENT FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW.

 

WE HAVE TROOPS EVERYWHERE.

 

WE HAVE 236,000 TROOPS STATIONED IN THE EUPHRATES RIVER BASIN RIGHT NOW.

 

WE’RE INVOLVED IN    EVERY CONFLICT, WHETHER IT’S IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN OR PAKISTAN.

 

WHERE EVER YOU WANT TO TALK, LIBYA, THE UNITED STATES ENDS UP BEING INVOLVED.

 

ALSO, THE UNITED STATES HAS THE NUCLEAR FIRE POWER TO KILL ONE-THIRD OF MANKIND.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF THIS WAR?

 

IT APPEARS FROM THE PROPHECIES THAT ISLAM WILL MAKE UP A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE 2.3 BILLION KILLED.

 

ISLAM HAS A POPULATION OF 1.57 BILLION.

 

THAT MEANS THAT A LOT MORE THAN ISLAM HAS TO BE KILLED.

 

BUT IT APPEARS FROM THE   PROPHECIES THAT ISLAM WILL BE LARGELY ELIMINATED IN THIS WAR THAT IS SOON TO COME.

 

HOW DO WE KNOW THIS FOR SURE?

 

BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO PROPHETIC PICTURES OF THE WORLD AFTER WORLD WAR III.

 

WE HAVE TWO SPECIFIC SNAPSHOTS OF THE WORLD DURING THE FINAL THREE AND A HALF YEARS RIGHT    BEFORE THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.

 

REVELATION 13 DEPICTS TWO BEASTS IN ALLIANCE TOGETHER.

 

THE FIRST BEAST REPRESENTS THE ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT OF THE ANTICHRIST AND THE SECOND BEAST PORTRAYS THE ONE-WORLD RELIGION LED BY THE FALSE PROPHET.

 

THIS SAME PICTURE THAT IS GIVEN IN REVELATION 13 IS ALSO GIVEN IN REVELATION 17 THROUGH 18.

 

IT PROPHESIES AN ALLIANCE BETWEEN A WORLD GOVERNMENT AND A RELIGION.

 

NOW, BOTH OF THESE PROPHECIES  PORTRAY THE WORLD AS IT WILL BE JUST BEFORE ARMAGEDDON AND THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST.

 

PAUSE JUST A MOMENT TO NOTICE HOW MUCH SPACE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS DEVOTED TO THE COMING GLOBAL RELIGIOUS SYSTEM.

 

APPARENTLY IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US WHO LIVE IN THE ENDTIME TO UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF THIS ONE-WORLD RELIGION.

 

BY THE WAY, IT WILL NOT   BE A TRUE RELIGION; IT WILL BE A FALSE RELIGION.

 

SO, IT’S LIKE THERE’S A   WARNING COMING FROM GOD.

 

THERE ARE THREE WHOLE CHAPTERS AT LEAST DEVOTED TO THE ONE-WORLD RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OUT OF THE 22 CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.

 

SO, WE NEED TO REALIZE THAT.

 

NOW LET’S LOOK AT THE PROPHECY OF THE COMING ONE-WORLD RELIGION.

 

FIRST OF ALL, A WARNING.

 

MOST CHRISTIANS, BOTH PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLIC, WILL BECOME PART OF THIS ONE-WORLD RELIGION.

 

I HATE TO TELL YOU THAT BECAUSE I’M A CHRISTIAN MYSELF.

 

AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT MOST CHRISTIANS BEING INVOLVED IN THIS ONE-WORLD RELIGIOUS SYSTEM IN COOPERATION WITH THE ANTICHRIST, IT GIVES ME PAIN.

 

BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS IS GOING TO HAPPEN, AND THE PROPHECIES ARE NEVER WRONG.

 

IN REVELATION 17:1-3 WE SEE A VERY SPECIFIC PROPHECY ABOUT THE ENDTIME ONE-WORLD RELIGION.

 

VERSE ONE: “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 HARLOT 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.

 

SO HE CARRIED ME AWAY IN THE SPIRIT INTO THE WILDERNESS: AND I SAW A WOMAN SIT UPON A SCARLET COLOURED BEAST,” THAT’S A RED BEAST, “FULL OF NAMES OF BLASPHEMY, HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS.”

 

THE FIRST THING I WANT YOU TO NOTICE IS THAT THE PERSON SPEAKING SAID TO JOHN, “I WILL SHOW THEE THE JUDGMENT OF THE GREAT HARLOT.”

 

SO, THIS IS A WARNING THAT JUDGMENT IS COMING.

 

NOW CONTINUING ON.

 

LET ME REMIND YOU THAT THIS BEAST OF REVELATION 17 IS THE SAME SEVEN-HEADED, TEN-HORNED BEAST THAT SYMBOLIZES WORLD GOVERNMENT IN REVELATION 13.

 

SO, THE BEAST OF REVELATION 17 AND THE BEAST OF REVELATION 13 IS THE SAME BEAST.

 

AND LET ME REMIND YOU THE BEAST OF REVELATION 13 HAS THE BODY OF THE LEOPARD, GERMANY; THE FEET   OF THE BEAR, RUSSIA; THE MOUTH OF THE LION, GREAT BRITAIN; AND THE TEN HORNS OF THE TEN-HORNED KINGDOM, A TEN-NATION    ALLIANCE THAT WILL COME OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.

 

SO, THIS IS VERY MUCH A EUROPEAN CENTERED ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM.

 

THAT’S THE BEAST OF REVELATION 13.

 

NOW, IN REVELATION 17 WE’RE TOLD SOMETHING WE WERE NOT TOLD   IN REVELATION 13.

 

THE COLOR OF THE BEAST IS RED.

 

RED IN THE BIBLE IS USED TO SYMBOLIZE SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM.

 

SO, THE WORLD GOVERNMENT OF THE ANTICHRIST AND FALSE PROPHET WILL BE A SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT.

 

AND THAT SHOULDN’T SURPRISE US BECAUSE MOST OF THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD TODAY ARE SOCIALISTIC.

 

AND THE ONES WHO ARE NOT YET ARE MOVING QUICKLY IN THAT DIRECTION.

 

WE’RE HEARING CONTINUALLY SO MUCH PROMOTION OF WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION, WHICH IS SOCIALISM, OF COURSE.

 

AND AS WE MOVE FURTHER INTO THE ENDTIME WORLD GOVERNMENT, WE WILL BE HEARING THAT MORE AND MORE AND MORE.

 

NOW BACK TO REVELATION 17.

 

IN THAT PROPHECY THERE IS A WOMAN RIDING ON THE BACK OF THIS WORLD GOVERNMENT BEAST.

 

IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THIS PART OF THE PROPHECY, WE KNOW A BEAST ALWAYS SYMBOLIZES A NATION ALONG WITH THE RULER OF THAT NATION.

 

BUT IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE WOMAN, GOD ALWAYS USES A WOMAN TO SYMBOLIZE A CHURCH IN SCRIPTURE.

 

HE USES A VIRGIN FOR A TRUE CHURCH.

 

FOR EXAMPLE, II CORINTHIANS 11:2, PAUL SAID, “FOR I AM JEALOUS OVER YOU WITH GODLY JEALOUSY: FOR I HAVE ESPOUSED YOU TO ONE HUSBAND, THAT THEY MAY PRESENT YOU AS A CHASTE VIRGIN TO CHRIST.”

 

NOW, HE ALSO USES A WOMAN TO SYMBOLIZE A BACKSLIDDEN CHURCH.

 

BUT HE DOESN’T USE A VIRGIN, HE USES A HARLOT.

 

WHEN ISRAEL IN THE OLD TESTAMENT BACKSLID, GOD SAID THAT SHE COMMITTED WHOREDOMS.

 

FOR EXAMPLE, JUDGES 2:17, “AND YET THEY WOULD NOT HEARKEN UNTO THEIR JUDGES, BUT THEY WENT A WHORING AFTER OTHER GODS, AND BOWED THEMSELVES UNTO THEM: THEY TURNED QUICKLY OUT OF THE WAY WHICH   THEIR FATHERS WALKED IN, OBEYING THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD; BUT THEY DID NOT SO.”

 

SO, WHEN WE SEE THIS HARLOT, IT’S A PROPHECY OF A BACKSLIDDEN CHURCH.

 

IN THE PROPHECY OF REVELATION  17 BACKSLIDDEN CHRISTIANITY BOTH PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC, IS SHOWN RIDING THE WORLD GOVERNMENT BEAST OF THE ENDTIME.

 

NOW, THIS FORETELLS, ONCE AGAIN, THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE WORLD GOVERNMENT OF THE ANTICHRIST AND THE ONE-WORLD RELIGION OF THE FALSE PROPHET.

 

MOST CHRISTIANS WILL FOLLOW THE FALSE PROPHET INTO THE ARMS OF THE ANTICHRIST AND THE ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM.

 

AND THAT IS SUCH A BAD REPORT TO GIVE YOU, BUT THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.

 

TO MAKE SURE WE REALLY UNDERSTAND THE IDENTITY OF THIS WOMAN SO THAT YOU CAN KNOW FOR SURE, FIRST OF ALL, LET’S LOOK AT CATHOLICISM’S ROLE IN THE BACKSLIDDEN CHURCH OF THE ENDTIME.

 

THIS IS A WOMAN, WE CAN   FIND OUT HER IDENTITY.

 

REVELATION 17:18 TELLS US, “THE WOMAN WHICH THOU SAWEST IS THAT GREAT CITY, WHICH REIGNETH OVER THE KINGS OF THE EARTH.”

 

SO, POINT NUMBER ONE, THE WOMAN IS A CITY.

 

IT’S EASY.

 

HOWEVER, THE BIBLE ALSO TELLS  US THAT THE WOMAN SITS UPON MANY WATERS, THAT’S IN VERSE 1.

 

SO, WHAT DO THE WATERS SYMBOLIZE?

 

THE 15TH VERSE OF REVELATION 17 TELLS US, “THE WATERS WHICH THOU SAWEST, WHERE THE WHORE SITTETH ARE PEOPLES, AND MULTITUDES, AND NATIONS, AND TONGUES.”

 

SO, THE WOMAN IS A CITY AND YET SHE PRESIDES OVER A VAST INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF PEOPLES, MULTITUDES, NATIONS AND TONGUES.

 

NOW, THE BEAST HAS SEVEN HEADS.

 

IN THIS PROPHECY THE SEVEN HEADS HAVE A SPECIAL MEANING.

 

VERSE 9 TELLS US THAT MEANING, “AND HERE IS THE MIND WHICH HATH WISDOM.

 

THE SEVEN HEADS ARE SEVEN MOUNTAINS, ON WHICH THE WOMAN SITTETH.”

 

NOW, THE WOMAN’S A CITY, RIGHT?

 

THAT’S WHAT WE LEARNED IN VERSE 18.

 

SO, THE SEVEN HEADS ARE SEVEN MOUNTAINS ON WHICH THE CITY SITTETH.

 

I’VE HEARD ALL MY LIFE THAT ROME WAS THE CITY OF SEVEN HILLS.

 

BUT I WANTED TO KNOW THAT THAT WAS REALLY TRUE FOR MYSELF.

 

SO, I WENT TO THE LIBRARY AND I OPENED THE ENCYCLOPEDIA TO ROME AND THERE IT WAS, ROME, THE CITY OF SEVEN HILLS.

 

I WAS REALLY SHOCKED WHEN I STOOD IN ROME IN 1993 AND MY ROMAN CATHOLIC GUIDE, GATHERED ALL OF US OUTSIDE THE COLISEUM AND HE PROUDLY SAID, “IF YOU’LL LOOK HERE, YOU CAN SEE SEVERAL OF THE FAMOUS SEVEN HILLS OF ROME.”

 

AND HE SAID, “THERE’S AVIGNON, THERE’S PALATINE…”

 

AND HE WENT AROUND NAMING THE SEVEN HILLS.

 

I ALREADY KNEW THE SCRIPTURE AND OUR EYES ARE GETTING BIGGER, AND I AM ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED AT WHAT I AM HEARING.

 

ANOTHER CLUE TO THE IDENTITY OF THE WOMAN IS VERSE 4.

 

“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.”

 

NOW, WE KNOW THERE ARE TWO RULING BODIES IN THE ROMAN CHURCH.

 

THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS AND THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS.

 

IT IS CHURCH OFFICIAL POLICY THAT CARDINALS WEAR RED WHILE BISHOPS AND NON-CARDINAL ARCH BISHOPS WEAR PURPLE.

 

IF YOU’D LIKE TO CHECK THAT OUT, IT’S IN AN ARTICLE, “MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CARDINALS,” FROM THE CRITERION, JULY 1, 1988.

 

NOW, THAT’S THE CATHOLIC SIDE OF THE CHRISTIAN PROPHECY.

 

LET’S NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THE PROTESTANT ROLE IN THE BACKSLIDDEN ENDTIME CHURCH.

 

VERSE 5, “AND UPON HER FOREHEAD,” THE HARLOT’S FOREHEAD, “WAS A NAME WRITTEN MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

 

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

 

YOU MEAN SHE’S A HARLOT, BUT SHE ALSO HAS DAUGHTERS AND THEY ALSO ARE SYMBOLIZED AS HARLOTS, WHICH     MEANS THAT THEY ARE BACKSLIDDEN CHURCHES AS WELL?

 

THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS.

 

NOW, IN VATICAN II, THERE WAS A STATEMENT ISSUED, “WE THE MOTHER CHURCH ARE OPENING OUR ARMS FOR OUR PROTESTANT DAUGHTERS TO RETURN HOME.”

 

THERE WAS SO MUCH DISPUTE OVER HOW THESE PROTESTANT CHURCHES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED FROM THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE THAT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A NOTE PUBLISHED CALLED EXPRESSION “SISTER CHURCHES.”

 

AND HERE’S WHAT IT SAID, AND I’M QUOTING.

 

“IT MUST ALWAYS BE CLEAR, WHEN THE EXPRESSION ‘SISTER CHURCHES’ IS USED IN THIS PROPER SENSE THAT THE ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC UNIVERSAL CHURCH IS NOT SISTER BUT MOTHER OF ALL THE PARTICULAR CHURCHES.”

 

A STATEMENT BY CARDINAL RATZINGER.

 

THAT COMES FROM ITEM NUMBER 10, JUNE 30, 2000 FROM CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG.

 

NEED I REMIND YOU THAT CARDINAL RATZINGER IS NOW POPE BENEDICT XVI.

 

AND HE BELIEVES THAT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE MOTHER CHURCH AND ALL THE PROTESTANTS ARE THE DAUGHTERS.

 

HE SAYS IT RIGHT HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE QUOTE FOR YOURSELF.

 

THE SHOCKING THING ABOUT ALL OF THIS IS THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT BACKSLIDDEN CHRISTIANITY WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION.

 

I WISH THIS WERE NOT TRUE.

 

AS A CHRISTIAN IT WOULD SO MUCH EASIER FOR ME TO SAY, “OH, THE MUSLIMS ARE GOING TO PERPETRATE THE GREAT TRIBULATION    UPON THE EARTH.”

 

BUT I CAN’T TELL YOU THAT BECAUSE THE PROPHECY TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY AND THE PROPHECIES ALWAYS COME TO PASS. I OWE IT TO YOU AND TO MYSELF TO TELL YOU WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

 

AND EVEN THOUGH YOU SAY, “I CAN’T SEE HOW WE’RE GOING TO GET THERE FROM HERE.”

 

IF THE BIBLE SAYS IT, YOU CAN COUNT ON IT.

 

IT IS GOING TO COME TO PASS.

 

DO WE HAVE ANY HISTORY OF CHRISTIANS PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS BEFORE?

 

WE CERTAINLY DO.

 

THERE’S BEEN EXAMPLES OF PROTESTANTS PERSECUTING CATHOLICS.

 

IN 1563 ANTI-CATHOLICISM IN ENGLAND FLAMED WHEN JOHN FOXE’S BOOK OF MARTYRS WAS PUBLISHED.

 

ALSO, CATHOLICS HAVE PERSECUTED PROTESTANTS.

 

DURING THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE THERE WAS NO RELIGION OUTSIDE OF CATHOLICISM THAT WAS ALLOWED, PEOPLE WERE BURNED AT THE STAKE.

 

SO WHAT DO WE DO THEN?

 

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TELL US TO DO IF THIS IS HAPPENING IN CHRISTIANITY TODAY?

 

REVELATION 18:4 TELLS US, HERE’S THE ANSWER:

 

“AND I HEARD ANOTHER VOICE FROM HEAVEN, SAYING, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS, AND THAT YE RECEIVE NOT OF HER PLAGUES.”

 

WE MUST HAVE A RETURN TO TRUE BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY.

 

HOW CAN WE DO THIS?

 

WE NEED TO RETURN TO STUDYING  OUR BIBLES, NOT NECESSARILY OUR RELIGIOUS BOOKS, HUMBLE OURSELVES IN DAILY PRAYER, AND RETURN TO THE PATTERN SET FOR US, IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.

 

LET’S HAVE A TRUE, ENDTIME, CHRISTIAN REVIVAL AND LET’S DO IT TOGETHER.

 

 

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