But exactly where is A-F taking the church? All signs point to Rome, or at least the suburbs of Rome. This is evidenced not only in the adoption of Rome’s religious practices or in embracing Catholic and Eastern Orthodox dogma (both subjects we will cover in future papers), but also in the direct statements and actions of those leading the movement. For example, there has been the steady trickle of noted evangelical leaders who have openly converted to Rome or Orthodoxy. We think of Thomas Howard and Frank Schaffer of some years back. I recently viewed a television program in which Frank Schaffer (son of Francis Schaffer) said he grew up being taught that Roman Catholicism was the “whore of Babylon” but he now has seen the light and worships in an Orthodox church, has strong leanings toward Rome, and finds little good to say about the Reformed theology of his father or evangelicalism in general. More recently it has been the celebrated defection of the president of the Evangelical Theological Society, Francis Beckwith. Beckwith was willing to lay down his coveted position with ETS in order to join the Catholic Church. Indeed, some see no choice. John Henry Newman, of the old Oxford Movement (a mid-nineteenth century move toward Rome), stated, “To read deeply in history is to cease being Protestant.” And “at least some evangelicals have concluded that … the only option left is to jump [the Protestant] ship.”
Read more: “Ancient-Future Faith Or Do All Roads Lead to Rome” by Gary Gilley, http://www.svchapel.org/resources/articles/21-church-trends/21-ancient-future-faith-or-do-all-roads-lead-to-rome
Revelation 16:13-16: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.