Signs of the Times

One-World Religion

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE: The Bible clearly teaches that there will be some kind of universal religion that will use its influence to enable the Beast, a world military and economic dictator, to rise to power.

There are already religious movements working toward the goal of a "United Religions," modeled after the United Nations. Once born-again Christians have been taken up to meet Christ in the Rapture, what is left of Christianity will be willing to cooperate with other religions in the name of peace.

According to the prophecy in Revelation about the "Mark of the Beast," all people will be required to worship the Beast in order to receive permission to buy or sell. His world religious movement will be led by the False Prophet of Revelation 13. It's influence will be symbolized by the spiritualy adulterous woman who rides the Beast in Revelation 17.


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Pope Francis: World's Many Conflicts Amount to WW III

Sept. 14, 2014 - Speaking at a war memorial in Italy, where more than 100,000 soldiers who died in World War One are buried, Pope Francis said "War is madness."
"Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction," he said.
However, last month the Pope said that it would be legitimate for the international community to use force to stop "unjust aggression" by Islamic State militants.
Source: NewsMax

Prophetic Significance of a One-World Religion


Pope Says Communists Are Closet Christians

July 2, 2014 -
Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.
Source: NewsMax


Islamic prayers to be held at the Vatican

Jun. 8, 2014 -
For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders will be involved in the prayer meeting.
Source: AlArabiya.net
Pope leads Israeli-Palestinian peace prayer - Al Jazeera
Pope Francis peace plea at Israel-Palestinian prayer meeting - BBC

Berlin prayer house unites Jews, Christians, Muslims

Jun 8, 2014 - A fundraising event will be held in Berlin this week to build an multii-faith building on the site of St. Peter's Square in the center of Berlin.
Not a church, nor a synagogue, or a mosque as such, but a bit of all three, the center known currently as a “House of Prayer and Learning” will be unlike any other religious venue in the world, its initiators say.
Christians, Muslims and Jews, will some day all be praying under the same roof.
Source:Times of Israel

Pope Francis Gets Involved In Middle East Peace Process

Jun. 6, 2014 - Pope Francis will host an "intense prayer session" this Sunday with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He told reporters that he is not getting involved in the stalled peace process, but observers say the prayer meeting is a bold move. Daniel Petri at the Catholic University of America in Washington, said that his previous accomplishments make him “the world’s best politician.”
The pope is already seen as a maker of miracles by many of his followers. His prayer vigil for peace in Syria on Sept. 7, 2013 was followed by an agreement a week later that prevented U.S. air strikes over the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons.
Source: Voice of America

Pope Francis throws farewell curveball: Peace prayer summit in Rome

May 28, 2014 - Ending His historic three-day visit to the Holy Land, Pope Francis did something that his predecessors never did.
Pope Francis took the unexpected step of calling for a prayer meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, leaving people on both sides of the divide abuzz with the potential implications.
Leaders from Israel and the Palestinians accepted the invitation to continue the pursuit of peace with the Pope in Rome.
Source: Haaretz
How the pope triumphed over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Times of Israel

After meeting Peres, Pope set to speak with prime minister

May 26, 2014 - Yesterday Pope Francis visited the Yad Vashem holocaust museum. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau were in attendance when he spoke there. He asked God to “grant us the grace to be ashamed of what we men have done,” adding that the Nazi genocide was a “massive idolatry” that must never happen again.

Today the Pope is scheduled to visit the Temple Mount and the Western (Wailing) Wall. He will also meet with Netanyahu.

Source: Jerusalem Post
Pope Extends Dramatic Vatican Summit Invitation to Israeli, Palestinian Leaders - NewsMax
Pope calls Muslims 'brothers' at Dome of the Rock - Yahoo

In Bethlehem speech, Pope Francis calls for end to conflict

May 25, 2014 - Pope Francis is visiting the Holy Land for the first time since becoming the leader of the Catholic Church. His first stop was in Jordan where he called for peace in Syria. Next, he travelled to Bethlehem by helicopter and held a mass at the Church of the Nativity.
The pope made several endorsements of Palestinian national aspirations. He referred to the “state of Palestine” in a speech alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and stopped for a prayer alongside Israel’s security barrier in Bethlehem.
The Pope called the tension between Israel and the Palestinians a "situation which has become increasingly unacceptable.”

He will now visit Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and several holy sites in Jerusalem — including the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Source: JTA
Pope Extends Dramatic Vatican Summit Invitation to Israeli - NewsMax
Great Expectations: Can Pope Francis Bring Peace to the Middle East? - NBC
Pope prays at Israel's West Bank separation barrier - BBC
Netanyahu to Pope: Israel committed to maintaining ‘status quo’ at holy sites - Times of Israel

Pope Will 'Recognize Palestine, Call to End Occupation'

May 21, 2014 - Pope Francis will begin his trip to Israel in Bethlehem. Palestinian Authority and Arab Christians are claiming that the Pope will be sending a political message meant to "recognize Palestine" and "oppose the occupation." He plans to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and then visit a Palestinian refugee camp.
Source: Israel National News
Pope: Holy Land Trip Is 'Strictly Religious' - ABC
Pope to lay wreath on Herzl's tomb, righting a historical wrong - Israel Hayom
Vatican Says Pope Will Demand 'Sovereign Palestine' - Israel National News

Rabbi, Muslim join pope’s delegation in Holy Land

May 15, 2014 - When Pope Francis visits the Holy Land he will bring with him a rabbi and a Muslim leader from his home country, Argentina.
Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud, a leader of Argentina’s Islamic community, are on the official delegation for the May 24-26 trip to Jordan, the West Bank and Israel.
This is the first time an official papal delegation has included members of other faiths.
Source: Times of Israel

Pope Francis to World: Redistribute The Wealth

May 10, 2014 - Yesterday Pope Francis addressed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other U.N. leaders gathered in Rome with a call for world leaders to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor.
The comments were in keeping with the Pope’s previous critiques of income inequality at the World Economic Forum in January and in a private March meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Source: Time
Pope Francis should stick to doctrine, stay away from economic 'redistribution' - By appearing to sanction what amounts to forced redistribution, Francis grievously exceeded his authority and became what amounts to a robe-wearing politician. - John Moody - Fox

Vatican declares Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints

Apr. 27, 2014 - In the Vatican Pope Francis presided over the ceremony that declared Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints. Pope Emeritus Benedict, who stepped down as pope last year, was also present. This was the first time in history that two popes were canonized at the same time. According to analysts, Pope Francis is trying to balance the conservative legacy of John Paul with the reforming zeal of John.
At the climax of the service, Pope Francis said in Latin: "We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II to be saints and we enroll them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole Church."
Source: BBC
Pope Francis makes history with dual canonization of Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II - Fox
Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Become Saints in Historic Dual Canonization - NewsMax
Pope John Paul II - BBC
John XXIII - the 'Good Pope' - BBC
Papal Canonizations a Lesson in Subtle Art of Catholic Politics - Pope Francis promotes unity by recognizing leaders from two different wings of the Church. - Ashley McGuire - NewsMax
Read our notes about the origins of the priesthood and the papacy - Rejoicing in Revelation
The Roman Empire and the First Pope - Not against Catholics! - Ron's Blog

Pope Francis tops Fortune's 'World's Greatest Leaders' list, but no Obama

Mar. 21, 2014 - Pope Francis was chosen for the number 1 spot because he has begun to clean up vatican scandans.
He also has "set a striking new tone through his personal example of modesty and inclusiveness — this is what a great leader does,” the magazine said about the Pontiff.
Recently Pope Francis was also named Time's "Person of the Year."
Source: Today

Pope Francis' popularity rivals that of John Paul II among American Catholics, survey finds

Mar. 6, 2014 - A new Pew survey reports that Pope Francis is one of the most popular pontiffs of the modern era among American Catholics.
And the percentage who view him very favorably is close to rivaling the percentage who felt the same about Pope John Paul II in the 1980s and 1990s.
Source: Fox
Pope Francis: Church could support civil unions - CNN
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