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Religious Liberty is Merely Endured

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While searching for an image for my last post, I came across this image and found the caption to be very illuminating.  Here is the caption [emphasis added]:

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Beast. No one will call Gladstone an enthusiast, or Bismarcka fool, or Thompson a knave. Yet these, and a host ofothers, are telling the world the danger there is from thissubtile, selfish, centralized power, which claims to be headof both Church and State. But I must close. I might detain you all the night, andthen only hint at the horrible outrages of the Papal Church,in which the life blood of 70,000,000 of human beings was PURGATORY, PENANCE AND PERSECUTION. 153 poured out. Is it any wonder her robes are scarlet\ Isit any wonder she is drunken with the blood of so manysaints ? Come out of her, O men and women of America,that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receivenot of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven,and God hath remembered her iniquities. Extract from Oath which each Bishop is required to take at his consecration: Heretics,schismatics, and rebels to our said lord, or his aforesaid successors, 1 will, to the utmost of mylower, oppose and persecute.
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o o O s-. o S-t cS O O Q 0> O oO The common School System of the United States is theworst in the world. Cardinal Manning. Religious liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect, without peril to the Catholic Church. Bishop OConner. I would as soon administer the sacrament to dogs as toCatholics who send their children to the Public Schools, forthe Public Schools are the nurseries of vice, and are Godlessschools, and they who send their children to them cannot ex-pect the mercy of God. Priest Walker.(155) CHAPTER XI. THE BOMISII MASS, VIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE, REASON AND HISTORY. By REV. GEO. A. LOFTON, D.D. Bishop Ryan, in his lecture, asserted the motto: fc; Romeand Reason. The question of Rome or Reason, hedeclared, no longer existed. Rome appeals to Scripture,Reason and History. To this dread tribunal shall she go,on the subject of the Mass ; and if this arch-sacrament ofthe Catholic Church be proved a scriptural perversion, arational absurdity

Rome in the News, December 2016

Some Rome and eschatology-related headlines that recently caught my eye:

Lutherans and Catholics Joining Together

Pope Francis extends Catholic priests’ power to forgive abortion

Pope Francis says women will NEVER become priests in the Catholic Church after meeting female head of Sweden’s Lutheran Church 

Pope marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden and praises Martin Luther in hugely powerful symbolic gesture (one year early?)

Did Protestants Once Know The Identity Of Antichrist?

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Here is a sermon by Rev. Stephen Hamilton examining the historic Protestant view of Antichrist:

Antichrist : The Pope? -The Historic Protestant View

In this sermon, Rev. Hamilton quotes many notable Protestants from over the centuries, all of whom held that the papacy is Antichrist.  Sadly, he also notes that modern-day Lutherans and Anglicans have once again united with Rome, agreeing that the Reformation was a mistake.  It is a sad time, indeed, to be a Protestant.

Assissi 2016: A Religious Babel

via Shaun Willcock at Bible Based Ministries:

The 2016 abomination

1986: The Start of It All

Way back on October 27, 1986, members of many different religions came together at Assisi, birthplace of the Roman Catholic “saint”, Francis, for a day of prayer for “peace”.  This massive interfaith gathering was at the instigation of the pope of Rome, John Paul II.    Such was the power and authority of this man that at his call, not only did leaders of various religions gather from around the world to “pray”, but three governments, and terrorist guerillas in 11 lands, held a 24-hour truce![1]

How well we remember that event!  Although inter-religious dialogue had been going on for decades already, and even meetings between various religious leaders, nothing like this had ever been seen before.  There was the pope of Rome, right at the centre of the greatest assembly of religious leaders in history!  It was an interfaith Babel of epic proportions, an abomination in the eyes of the Lord.

 

The 1986 abomination

  The representatives of each religion prayed according to their own rites.  The so-called “Christian” service was led by John Paul II, the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, and Eastern Orthodox patriarchs.  These men, the whole lot of them, were not, by any biblical criterion, true Christians.  John Paul II, the biblical Antichrist, head of the most iniquitous religious system to ever disgrace the earth; Runcie, head of the effeminate, spineless, facing-both-ways religious system which arrogantly and erroneously calls itself “the Church of England”; and leaders of the Eastern Orthodox branch of the false, paganised “christianity”, icon-worshippers, Soviet stooges.  The god they were praying to was not the sovereign God of the Bible.

Elsewhere in the city of Assisi at the same time, Buddhists prayed mantras in a Roman Catholic “church” building, while Shinto priests chanted outside.  Four Indian religions prayed together: Hindus, Sikhs, Zoroastrians, and Jains.  At two other locations, Muslims and Jews prayed.[2]  And various others.

The Word of God commands true Christians to be separate from the world and from false religions, and not to unite with those still in darkness.  “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? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2 Cor. 6:14-18).

Not only were John Paul II, Robert Runcie, and all those other so-called “Christian” leaders participating in a religious event with the leaders of the dark, satanically-inspired religions of the world such as Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and all the rest, but they themselves – these men claiming to be “Christians” – were unbelievers, unrighteous, in darkness, servants of Belial, infidels, and part of the temple of idols!  They were not part of the true Church, the temple of the living God; God did not dwell in them, nor walk in them; they were not His people!  They had not “come out from among them”, they were not separate from them, because they were as much a part of this world’s night, and of false religion, as all those idol-worshipping Hindus or Mohammed-serving Muslims!  What happened at Assisi all those years ago was not  Christians sinfully uniting with people of other religions to pray, but heathens pretending to be “Christians” uniting with other heathens to pray!

There were no true Christians at that iniquitous event.

2016: Three Decades On

Well, thirty years have passed.  And during all this time great strides have been made in inter-religious dialogue and inter-religious “unity”.  And so, John Paul II’s successor in the Vatican, the Jesuit pope, Francis I, decided to do it all again in 2016, and to re-create that moment when the devil’s religions got together and said to the world, “See?  We’re all praying together for peace!”

And thus it was that Francis called for another “Assisi” – another “World Day of Prayer” – to be held in the same city.  And representatives of various religions again heeded his call, assembling in Assisi in 20 September 2016 to relive the glory days.  And if it didn’t quite match the hype of 1986, this was only because what was so novel and momentous back then has now become far more commonplace around the world, with “mini-Assisis” being held in all kinds of venues.  Tragically, the abomination of witnessing so-called “Christians” praying together with people of various religions just doesn’t raise that many eyebrows anymore.

Read more: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2016/09/26/assisi-2016-a-religious-babel/

Rome in the News, September 2016

Some Rome and eschatology-related headlines from the past few weeks:

As nuns’ numbers fall, pope says OK to use social media

Pope appoints ex-Fox News correspondent as Vatican spokesman

Pope Francis remarks on ‘gays’ has anti-Catholic Catholics rejoicing

Pope Francis warns world ‘is at war’

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Jesuitical Futurism Promoter Tim LaHaye Dies July 25, 2016

Muslim leader hosts rabbis, welcomes 3rd Temple

Roman Pope and Russian Orthodox Patriarch: the Cuba Meeting

Shaun Willcock from Bible Based Ministries this past March:

In early February 2016 came the announcement, in the form of a joint press release: “The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12 next.  Their meeting will take place in Cuba, where the Pope will make a stop on his way to Mexico, and where the Patriarch will be on an official visit.  It will include a personal conversation at Havana’s José Martí International Airport, and will conclude with the signing of a joint declaration.”[1]

To the man in the street this sounded mundane enough.  Boring, even, especially to non-Roman Catholics and non-Orthodox.  But it was momentous indeed, for many reasons.  And every true Christian should take careful note of these developments.

An Important Step Towards the Conquest of Russian Orthodoxy by the Vatican

As planned, on the 12th February 2016 the pope of Rome, Francis I, held a meeting with the Russian Orthodox patriarch in Cuba, and the two men signed a joint declaration.  This was the first meeting in history between the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox institutions.  Without going into the details now, almost a thousand years ago a split occurred within the false, counterfeit “church” system headquartered in Rome, which resulted in two branches: the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox.  Neither one was Christian, although both claimed to be the true expression of Christianity.  The Roman Catholic institution became by far the more powerful and influential, internationally, as time went by, as well as the largest – today numbering over 1.2 billion adherents.  But within its own vast territory, the Russian branch of the Eastern Orthodox institution became extremely powerful as well.  It is the largest of the Eastern Orthodox “churches”, consisting today of a sizeable majority of the world’s estimated 200 million Eastern Orthodox adherents.

Although having some doctrinal differences, in most matters the two false “churches” were essentially the same in their heresies, although neither recognised the legitimacy of the other and were bitter enemies.  “And ever since [that split]”, as I wrote in my book Satan’s Seat, “it has been the Papacy’s desire to destroy the Russian Orthodox institution, and to rule over the land of Russia.”[2]  For this reason, after trying other, more violent tactics in centuries past, in the twentieth century the Papacy began the slow, laborious process of wooing the Russian Orthodox leaders, via the ecumenical movement.  All kinds of meetings have been held, since the early 1960s, with various religious leaders of various branches of the Eastern Orthodox institution – but never with the Russian Orthodox leader.  Tensions persisted through the years, between the two.  Distrust and hatred marked their relationship.  As recently as the year 2000, despite decades of ecumenical groundwork, the Russian Orthodox patriarch said that he would not meet the pope of Rome (John Paul II at the time), and spoke of the obstacles in the way of “unity”.  One of the main obstacles was the fact of Roman Catholic “proselytism” in Russian Orthodox areas.[3]  In fact, this fear of Roman Catholic expansion into traditionally Orthodox areas was one of the primary obstacles to “unity”, constantly referred to by the Russian Orthodox leaders.[4]  Another constant sticking point was the role of the pope of Rome: the Russian Orthodox simply could not accept papal primacy.

The head of ecumenical relations in the Russian Orthodox institution actually described relations with Rome as a “Cold War”, in 2001.[5]  And in 2002, the Russian Orthodox hierarchy stated that it feared the Vatican was invading Russia![6]  It was certainly correct in perceiving the Vatican’s expansionist ambitions in Russia.

Relations continued to be very, very tense.  But Rome did not give up: it patiently laboured away, through the years, in ecumenical dialogue, constantly calling for “unity”, with all kinds of high-level meetings between Papist and Russian Orthodox leaders.  Gradually, little by little, relations started to improve.

And finally, in this year of 2016 and after decades of work and careful planning, the Jesuits, through their pope, Francis (a member of the Jesuit Order), succeeded in bringing about a face-to-face meeting between the two heads of these false “churches”.  This was momentous indeed.

By no means had full “unity” between the two been achieved.  Not as yet.  But it was a giant leap forward.  The two false religions are now closer than ever before.

After the meeting, in a joint declaration, Francis and Kirill said: “It is with joy that we have met like brothers in the Christian faith who encounter one another ‘to speak face to face’ (2 Jn. 12), from heart to heart, to discuss the mutual relations between the Churches, the crucial problems of our faithful, and the outlook for the progress of human civilization.”[7]  Cut through the religiously-worded text, done to give it the appearance of being spiritual, and the thing to note here is that these are two false “churches” taking tentative steps towards “unity” – just as the Jesuits desire.

The declaration continued: “Notwithstanding [our] shared Tradition of the first ten centuries, for nearly one thousand years Catholics and Orthodox have been deprived of communion in the Eucharist.  We have been divided by wounds caused by old and recent conflicts, by differences inherited from our ancestors… We are pained by the loss of unity, the outcome of human weakness and of sin”[8] –and of course there was a reference to Jn. 17:21, wrongly applied, as there always is in ecumenical discussions.

Should full “union” between these two institutions ever be achieved, it will not, in truth, be the union of two equal partners – it will be the re-absorption of the Russian Orthodox institution into the Romish institution; the swallowing up of the former by the latter.

And if such “union” is ever fully achieved, the Vatican will then control the millions of the Russian Orthodox faithful throughout the vast land of Russia.  It will then have not only achieved its objective of becoming the religious power of Russia, but will have taken a huge leap towards political control over Russia as well.  This is because, in the early years of the Russian Communist movement, the Reds actually took control of the Russian Orthodox institution and turned it into an organ of the Soviet (and now Russian) Communist State.  There is no way the Reds would have permitted the Russian Orthodox “Church” to continue to exist otherwise!  Communist agents infiltrated the Russian Orthodox institution, becoming priests and patriarchs within it, so that it became a faithful servant of the KGB.[9]  Each Russian Orthodox patriarch, like Kirill today, is a member of the Communist Party and under the orders of the Party. At one time, decades ago, this fact was widely known in many Christian circles; but today hardly anyone knows anything about it.  After all, they have been fooled into believing the deliberately-promoted lie that “Communism is dead”!

Rome, then, hopes to conquer and absorb Russian Orthodoxy, and thereby also increase its influence and eventual control over Russia.

But there is more that Rome hopes to achieve from this greater co-operation and warming of relations between itself and the Russian Orthodox institution:

Read more and obtain a free pdf: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2016/03/02/roman-pope-and-russian-orthodox-patriarch-the-cuba-meeting/

The Gathering Continues

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.

Satan-traditional-arms.svgThis prophecy, made 2000 years ago, foresaw a time when Antichrist would attempt to gather the whole world under his control against the Lord Jesus Christ.  He would use demonic powers to help him persuade the kings of the earth and the whole world to follow him.  He would gather together those loyal to the Papacy, Islam, Apostate Protestantism, and all other non-Christian religions.  They would help him try to eliminate biblical Christianity once and for all in their last great opposition against Almighty God and His followers.  And they are gathering in that opposition today.

Said the current pope this past March: “All of us together, Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, Copts, Evangelical [Protestants] brothers and sisters — children of the same God — we want to live in peace, integrated.”

And more recently we read that this past May, “Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter both sides hope will lead to greater understanding and dialogue between the two faiths.” And “A statement quoted Tayeb as telling Francis: “We need to take a joint stance, hand in hand, to bring happiness to humanity. Divine religions were revealed to make people happy, not to cause them hardship.””

It’s not just religious leaders yoking with the Pope.  High-level politicians from around the world are doing the same thing.  One such politician is presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who stated regarding a recent visit with the Pope that “This is an invitation from the Vatican, from a pope that I have enormous respect for in term of the level of consciousness that he’s raising on the need to have morality in our economy.”  (Isn’t it interesting how socialists can invoke religion whenever it suits their purposes?).

From a human perspective, it seems like nothing can stop this union.  But as Christians, we have another perspective, a heavenly perspective that tells us that this union will fail just like every other rebellion against God.  Francis Nigel Lee wrote that this would happen sometime before the Papacy achieved total one-world rule:

“It should be noted that all such Papal efforts will not prevail!
For, some time before the Vatican has achieved her objective of ruling the entire World (as Nimrod of old tried to do in Ancient Babylon) God will pour out the seventh and last vial of His wrath on the Great City and on the cities of the Nations.” [“John’s Revelation Unveiled” page 219]

A great international religious and political shake-up is coming.  Hold fast, dear ones, and watch and keep your garments.  The liberation of the nations will come in the not too distant future.

Why is Francis Encouraging Muslim Immigration into Europe?

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This is something that puzzles many Christians.  If the pope of Rome believes that Roman Catholicism is the only true religion; if he believes that Islam is a false religion; if he is devoted to Europe being “Christian” (i.e. Roman Catholic); and if he knows (as of course he does) that Muslim terrorists are bent on turning Europe into “Eurabia”, a Muslim continent, and that they want to destroy Vatican City State itself and the Roman Catholic influence in Europe (as they certainly do) – then why is he encouraging Muslim immigration into Europe?  What is going on?

There is plenty of evidence that he is encouraging Muslim immigration into Europe, including that of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims pouring in illegally from their own war-torn countries in the Middle East and elsewhere.  Just to confine ourselves to his most recent actions and statements:

In April 2016, Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos, where among other things he visited a Muslim refugee camp, and addressed the people there.  He sounded very compassionate, saying he was speaking out on their behalf, calling the world’s attention to their plight.  He called them “brothers and sisters”.[1]  And in a joint declaration signed by Francis and two Eastern Orthodox religious leaders while on Lesbos, the tone once again sounded compassionate, as they called on the international community to come to the aid of the refugees and pleaded for an end to the wars in the Middle East.[2]

And then, at the conclusion of his trip, Francis brought three refugee families back to Rome with him!  The Jesuit director of the Vatican’s press office said in a statement, “The pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees, accompanying on his plane to Rome three families of refugees from Syria, 12 people in all, including six children.”  All the members of these families were Muslims.  The Vatican said it would take responsibility for maintaining them.[3]  This was nothing but a deliberate, well-planned PR exercise, and of course it went down very well with liberals and leftists everywhere.

Why, then, is Francis doing these things?

Read more and obtain a free pdf here: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2016/05/16/why-is-francis-encouraging-muslim-immigration-into-europe/

Together 2016: More False Ecumenism

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2 Corinthians 6:14:  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Yet another reason why I stay away from so-called modern Christianity.  I don’t even know what to call myself anymore:

Together 2016 is a prayer and worship event gathering together professing Christians and Catholics, with the Pope participating:

“Together 2016” is an event to be held on July 16 at the National Mall in Washington, and seeks to unite those of various backgrounds to “stand together for Jesus.” Both Christians and Catholics alike will be featured at the prayer and worship event.

One Catholic worship leader for the event states the following:

“We’ve never seen a unified church before in the history of the church since the Reformation. We don’t even know what it looks like,” he said at OneThing 2015. “I think what the work of unity starts with [is]: It starts with us praying together. It starts with us fellowshipping together. It starts with us having a common respect for each other, a love for each other.”

And these are the ministries/individuals I will steer far clear of in the future (although I already avoid these):

Supporters of the event include The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Luis Palau Association, CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Premiere Productions, the National Day of Prayer, YWAM, the American Bible Society and other organizations.

Confirmed speakers include Francis Chan, Ravi Zacharias, Josh McDowell, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Samuel Rodriquez. Music will be provided by Michael W. Smith, Hillsong United, Lecrae, Kari Jobe, Jeremy Camp, Lauren Daigle, Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, Andy Mineo and Matt Maher, among others.

Read more: http://christiannews.net/2016/06/10/together-2016-organizer-meets-with-pope-francis-to-unite-christians-catholics-on-national-mall/

HT: http://galatiansfour.blogspot.ca/2016/06/together-2016-false-ecumenical-unity.html

It’s one thing to unite together under the historic Christian faith.  It’s quite another to join hands with the one the Bible calls the Man of Sin and Antichrist.  May God have mercy up the professing church.

Related: The Pope and Hillsong will unite “Together 2016” in Washington D.C.

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Rome in the News, February 2016

Some Rome and eschatology-related news from this past month:

Catholic mass grave sites of 350,800 missing children found in Ireland, Spain, Canada

Did Pope John Paul II fall in love with a married American academic? New BBC Panorama investigation probes former Pontiff’s secret relationships with women

Eerie photos show chilling scenes inside austere abandoned Catholic seminary haunted by allegations of sex abuse by priests

Ex-Catholic priest, 83, is arrested for the murder of beauty queen, 25, whose body was found face down in a canal 56 years ago, days after he heard her confession

Fertile soil for corruption: Pope Francis is met by hugs in Mexico but has tough words for blood-soaked country’s political and religious leaders

Germany’s Catholic Church calls for ‘reduction’ in refugees

New Hampshire state Rep.: ‘The Pope is the anti-Christ’

Pope Francis to meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch in Cuba in bid to heal 1,000-year-old schism between Christianity’s east and west branches

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox church leader end 1,000 year rift between East and West at historic Cuba meeting as they sign a joint declaration calling for an end to Christian persecution

Pope Francis calls for global abolition of the death penalty saying ‘Thou shalt not kill’ applies to the guilty as well as the innocent’

Pope Francis Sees Putin as ‘Only Man’ to Defend Christians Around the World

Pope Francis under fire over China ‘Realpolitik’

Pope Francis’ meeting with Iran’s President Rouhani fulfils end-time prophecy, Jewish scholars say

Pope unleashes ‘super confessors’ to tackle special sins