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 spiritually adulterous woman who rides the Beast in Revelation 17.
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Oct. 31, 2016 - In an effort to heal the schism between the Catholic Church and Protestants, Pope Francis journeyed to Sweden to ...
... mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a remarkably bold gesture given his very own Jesuit religious
order was founded to defend the faith against Martin Luther's "heretical" reforms five centuries ago.
Aug. 2, 2016 - Responding to the public killing of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest by slitting his throat in his own church,
Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence.
"I think that in nearly all religions there is a always a small fundamentalist group," he said, adding "We have them," referring to Catholicism.
Jun. 29, 2016 - Pope Francis rejected a donation from the government of Argentine President Mauricio Macri to a Catholic
educational institution. The donation totaled 16,666,000 pesos (slightly under $1.2m).
Francis wrote to the Argentinian branch of the foundation, asking them to return the money. In a postscript, he wrote: “I don’t like the 666.”
Jun. 27, 2016 - Archbishop Georg Gänswein said that the Prophecy of St. Malachy, which indicates tha Pope Francis will be the last Pontiff,
and the lightning strike on the Vatican when the decision was made is a wake-up call. He said:
“Indeed, when looking at the prophecy, and considering how there was always a sound reference to popes mentioned in its history – that gives me the shivers.”
Despite being a black man in the segregated south, Ali, born a Baptist, never criticized Christianity’s teachings.
“You can choose any religion you want. If you believe it, you’ll see God because all of them are good.”
May 18, 2016 - In word and action, Pope Francis has been encouraging governments to “integrate” migrants into their cultures.
European nations are concerned that some of these migrants are actually terrorist. He told the French Catholic newspaper, La Croix, that
Islam should not be viewed as a threat.
“It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective
in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”
Mar. 30, 2016 - In August of last year, ISIS destroyed the Temple of Baal in the ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The original structure
was dedicated to the god Bel, or Baal, in A.D. 32 (approximately the time of the crucifixion of Jesus). In the Old Testament Baal - which means "Lord." was often
Now, replicas of the massive arch that stood at the temple will be installed in New York's Time Square and London's Leicester Square in time for this month's World Heritage celebration.
In a 2008 article, WND columnist Matt Barber explained some of the elements of Baal worship. “The principal pillars of Baalism were child sacrifice,
sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the Creator)."
Mar. 24, 2016 - A WIN/Gallup International poll finds that Pope Francis is more popular than world leaders. Obviously, Catholics favor him,
but surprisingly, more than half of the world's protestants and atheists also view him favorably.
Feb. 11, 2016 - The purpose of the meeting was described by Vladimir Legoida, spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church:
“Although many problems in relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church remain unresolved, the
protection of Christians in the Middle East against the genocide is a challenge that requires urgent united efforts.”
Jan. 16, 2016 - Pope Francis' penchant for granting indulgences does not set well with all Catholics in this year before the 400th anniversary
of the Reformation, which was largely caused by the practice.
As briefly as possible, it is an “extra-sacramental” means by which a penitent can perform a duty — a pilgrimage or some similar act — to
eliminate all or part of the penance they must complete after confessing a sin.
Indulgences grant a reduction of time spent in Purgatory after one dies, or for others who are already in Purgatory.
Jan. 9, 2016 - In a video presentation, Pope Francis calls for tolerance among religions. It shows him embracing people of various faiths. He said,
“Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions,
there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God.”
Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries of Plano, Texas explained to the Christian News Network that the Bible teaches that those who do
not trust in Jesus Christ for salvation are not children of God.
- No one seeks for (the true) God (Rom. 3:11), but there are many who seek after false gods.
- The only way to meet with the true God is His way, through the one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5).
- People are either children of God or children of the devil (1 John 3:10).
- Jesus told religious leaders who did not believe in Him, that their father was the devil, who is the father of lies (John 8:44).
- Satan, "The god of this age," has blinded those who do not believe in Christ (2 Cor. 4:4)