Hope To The End
....... Religion Index
"Can a leopard change its spots?" Jeremiah 13:23
Interfaithism - Multifaithism
Can the Tiger lay down with the Lamb ?
"There once was a lady from Niger
Who rode on the back of a Tiger
They came back from the ride
With the lady inside
And a smile on the face of the Tiger."
--by Ogden Nash
The past decade has seen an acceleration of Christian denominations uniting under the banner of political correctness. That movement is called " Ecumenism", "multifaithism, interfaithism etc. Perhaps it would best be described as "anything goes", since atheists, cults and agnostics are now deemed our brothers. But of course, sound doctrine is being slain on the altar of feigned "unity". If one were realistic and honest, they would say that this merging of unScriptural fellowship is proof of the Apostasy predicted long ago.
The Pope is NOT the False Prophet, nor is he the antichrist ( as we see it )
The Pope is now having Christians and Moslems unite under a banner of "love, peace and unity"...whatever those relative terms mean ( Being all-inclusive, it does include gays).
Latest whine: "Why can't we all just get along ? "
( Ed: because our hearts are basically wicked ; Jeremiah 17: 9;
And filled with too much self-love; 2 Timothy 3:1-6 ..."from such turn away")
"Come out of her, My people" Revelation 18:4; Jeremiah 50:8; and 51:6; and Jeremiah 51:45;
Pope kissing the Koran
Pope reaches out to Islam
This multi-faithism ( ecumenism ) is MOST politically-correct for its ultimate goal is " Inclusiveness". By Inclusiveness, this Thyatiran church has many lovers, just like Jezebel. This Common Cause - stew is now in bed with Moslems, Buddists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs. You name it, they claim it ... any belief-system, or even non-belief system, will do.
This of course is Spiritual Adultery. This is the Apostate Church of the Last Days.
This is the "falling away " mentioned in 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2:3.
This will eventually lead to the Harlot one-world belief system tied to Commerce; the Mystery Babylon of Revelation 17.
The Harlot Church of Rev. 17 will be Syncretic (Syncretism)....meaning that parts of all religions will be spliced and diced to fit a one belief-system that will benefit world-government, commerce, economics and the Green Religion of an earth-ethic.
" THE GREAT WHORE ... MYSTERY BABYLON the GREAT
THE MOTHER of HARLOTS and ABOMINATIONS of the EARTH "
This is when the One World Religion
( headed by a political leader---the false prophet---and not headed by the Pope, as we see it )
endorses the One World Government of the antichrist. ( also a politician, and not a clergyman. )
The Harlot Mystery Babylon of Rev. 17 is headquartered in a City, a Politically-Correct City -- the Capital of the World, reigning over the kings of the earth. As best as we can see it, that Harlot city is New York City. That is the city that reigns over the kings of the earth. But that locale may change ( to Rome ? ). We will all have to watch and see.
The meaning of the symbols of Revelation 17
waters = world trade, commercialism ( Rev. 17:15 )
woman (whore) = New York City "that great city"
scarlet colored beast = antichrist
arrayed in purple: political correctness ( including homosexuality )
and scarlet : tyrannical; drunk with the blood of dissenters (saints)
10 horns which will hate the whore = Western EU ---
Britain, Germany, France and Belgium, the Netherlands,
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Greece, ,"
LAMB = Jesus Christ
7 KINGS = please see http://hopetotheend.com/ch2p2.html for more explanation.
So then, we see Ecumenism (all faiths) turning into Inter-Faithism ( one world believers in a COMMON CAUSE )...
a Global All-Inclusive Religion. (for all peoples )
" When everyone is in the wrong, everyone is right" -- Pierre de La Chaussee
" The whole world lies in wickedness"--- 1 John 5:19.
This All-Inclusive Religion will most likely be headed by a political leader, the false prophet.
This All-Inclusive Religion is called "Universalism" which means that all men everywhere are automatically saved. The "Christian " version of Universalism is OSAS. (Once Saved, Always Saved)
It is a total blasphemous lie. It is built on the false premise that God has unconditional love and therefore loves all mankind, regardless of unconfessed sins, and wouldn't even think of sending any one to hell.
(Please see Mark 9:43-50) Also see http://hopetotheend.com/love.html
That is heresy. It is wishful thinking, a pure DELUSION (2 Thessalonians 2:11) and a bold---- very bold---
LIE. John 8:44
God's truth has been revealed to us in the Holy Bible. Jesus Christ--the God-man---took our sin nature upon Himself and became the sacrificial Lamb that died in our place so that all those who
believe on the Name of Jesus and REPENT of their sins ( CHANGE ) , would receive Salvation and Everlasting Life. Amen. Period. There are no "ifs ", " ands " or "buts".
This one world religion---possibly headquartered in New York City, and led by the false prophet ---
will give its allegiance to the antichrist. (headquartered in Western Europe...the EU)
All followers will obey the antichrist-scarlet-beast ( both a former and future political leader) , who will be reigning over the kings of the earth as the One World Ruler.
Christian Churches Together in the USA
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to join a new alliance that would be the broadest Christian group ever formed in the United States, linking American evangelicals and Catholics in an ecumenical organization for the first time.
The alliance, called Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., is set to kick off next year. It would also include mainline Protestants, Orthodox Christians, and black and other minority churches, though with about 67 million members the U.S. Catholic Church would be the largest denomination.
Universalism: "Christian" Universalism
" THE WHOLE WORLD LIES IN WICKEDNESS " 1 John 5:19
"Come out from among them, and be ye separate", saith the Lord,
and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." .... 2 Corinthians 6:17
"General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army once said:
"I consider that the chief danger that will confront the church in the twentieth [ 21st ] century will be:
Religion without the Holy Spirit,
Christianity without Christ;
Forgiveness without regeneration;
Morality without God,
and Heaven without a hell"
The following articles show the progression of Multi-Faithism into a One World Religion.
New Coalition Announces First Steps Toward Broad U.S. Christian Alliance
By Richard N. Ostling The Associated Press
A group of church leaders has invited the nation's denominations and congregations to work toward
a national alliance that - for the first time - would unite all sectors of U.S. Christianity.
" The new entity, tentatively called "Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A"., has been under private discussion for two years. Leaders agreed on wording for the invitation at a Chicago meeting April 6, but began publicizing it in church circles this week.
[ Ed note: if you read the following, it looks more like a political party than anything else. Is this the "Kingdom Now" people ? Dominionists ? If it is, it is first of all anti-Semitic ]
"In terms of doctrine, the invitation defines potential members as those who "confess Jesus Christ as God and Savior according to the Scriptures to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit."
The invitation says the future organization's purpose would be to represent "the full spectrum of Christians in the United States" and provide a stronger and united voice on "matters critical to the gospel in our society" and "crucial issues of human dignity and social justice."
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAVC2O0D1D.html [Tampa Bay Online ]
The First Church of Who Cares ?...by Joel Miller
More articles on this subject:
Jesus the Only Way...or Multi-Faithism ? http://www.church.org.uk/csjan99.htm
The Trojan Horse in the Temple -- Alan Morrison
It is these areas of united purpose which represent the 'hidden agenda' of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Movements now at work across the globe.
What does the Bible have to reveal on this agenda? A parallel is surely to be found in the 'Mystery of Lawlessness', which had already begun in the time of Paul the Apostle and which is leading to the greatest deception ever to engulf the Church (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). It involves an apostasy from the faith and the building of a global confederation which goes far beyond the confines of the Church as manifested in the world. It is the culmination and fulfillment of that universal political and religious conglomerate which Satan has contrived to build on Earth through the schemings of sinful men ever since his tyrannous ambitions were first confounded by the Triune God at Babel, on the plains of Shinar (Genesis 11:1-9; cf. Revelation 13:1-18; 17:8-18).
Interfaithism and The New World Order ( United Religions ) -- Eddie Sax
World Religious leaders join Pope in peace bid;
200 leaders; 12 faiths; 11 languages....Buddists, Sikhs, Hindus, voodoo animists, etc.
``To pray with heretics, schismatics, rabbis, mullahs, witch doctors and various idolaters creates confusion among Catholic believers,'' Federico Bricolo and Massimo Polledri, members of an Italian government coalition party, said in a statement.
"However, not all Catholics are happy with his initiative and some have criticized him for linking up with, among others, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Zoroastrians and believers in traditional African faiths.
Interfaith meeting of Jews, Christians and Moslems
What they strive to achieve is a joint declaration condemning violence and the use of religion as a means of inciting violence. According to the Foreign Ministry source, it took months to organize the gathering, with many delays and obstacles along the way. It was arranged in great secrecy, with fears that any publicity would cause some of the participants to shy away.
George Carey heads "peace conference" in Alexandria
Leading clerics of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths called Monday for an immediate cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the implementation of the Mitchell and Tenet recommendations.
At the end of a two-day conference organized by Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, the clerics issued a seven-point declaration that included a pledge
to establish a permanent committee of representatives of the three religions that would work for peace in the Holy Land.
For more on "Declaration" please see http://hopetotheend.com/ch6p3.html scroll near end of webpage
"First Declaration of Alexandria of the Religious Leaders in the Holy Land"...ICEJ
Carey and all decry "killing of innocents"
I wonder if they tell their constituents that that includes abortion
The name of Jesus Christ omitted in Declaration at Pope's summit
"A joint declaration of commitment, issued by the Assisi participants, called for universal peace and justice, along with openness, diversity, and mutual trust. The Name of Jesus Christ was omitted entirely. "
There is a real concern that heightened emotions in the Islamic world could cause problems for minority Christian communities in Muslim countries.
Vatican urges better relations with Islam
Cardinal Francis Arinze---head of inter-religious dialogue
Pope lights lamps to fend off "dark clouds of terrorism"
Spiritual Counterfeits Project--Lee Penn http://www.scp-inc.org/
9 Protestant Groups seek unity
The participating members of the Churches Uniting in Christ include the African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Episcopal Church; Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; International Council of Community Churches; Presbyterian Church (USA); United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church.
Although these denominations may reflect a range of theologies, worship practices and social causes,
their leaders believe they can work together in ways they have not before.
Largest Unity Movement ever
Outcome - based religion and Fuller Theological Seminary
Christian Churches are opening the Door to Antichrist
WCC DEFENDS ISLAM
World Council of Churches head Dr. Konrad Raiser sent a letter in Nov. greeting the world-wide Muslim community at the beginning of Ramadan. He evoked the spiritual bonds uniting Christians and Muslims that "need to be rediscovered in the aftermath of the 11 September tragedies."......
He expressed solidarity with the Muslim community, and of "our commitment to the spirit of dialogue and mutual trust." He wrote: "All acts which destroy life, whether through terrorism or in war, are contrary to the will of God. The recent tragic events [reveal] the vulnerability of all nations and the fragility of the international order. A world in which more and more people and nations are consigned to extreme poverty while others accumulate great wealth is inherently unstable. The tendency to impose one's will, even by force - which is [seen] in the policies of powerful nations provokes resentment among the weaker ones .Here the dialogue between Muslims and Christians, to which the World Council of Churches remains strongly committed, finds its authentic meaning." (11/16 WCC E-mail). [The apostate WCC's bent toward socialism and syncretism is clearly evident. -Ed.]
passed along by Calvary Contender
DIALOGUE IS DANGEROUS-
Beware of the leading Evangelicals of our day who are attempting to find a common cause with a dangerous religious system that preaches a false gospel and has enslaved millions for hundreds of years. True believers should never support or find themselves in joint ministry with any religious leaders who are capitulating to the Roman Catholic Church, nor should they associate with or participate in dialogue with those who are attempting to find common cause with those who preach a false gospel. God's command is clear---
separate, turn away, shun and avoid false teachers,
for they will one day face the judgment of God as a result of their rejection of His truth (Foundation).
INTERFAITH WORSHIP VIOLATES CHRISTIANITY
NAE's (National Association of Evangelicals) Richard Cizik says interfaith services- featuring, e.g., Muslim, Hindu, Catholic, and Protestant leaders-which have sprung up increasingly since 9/11, and
which see all religions as equally valid, should be rejected.
Meeting organizers sometimes ask clergy to focus on only those beliefs shared by all involved,
or to refrain from using Christ's name (12/17 C.News).
Cizik rightly says: "We do no one a favor by appearing to support
a mistaken pluralism that pretends all religions are the same."
from Calvary Contender
Pope calls for fasting in solidarity with Moslems
"Is not this the fast that I have chosen ?? ..
to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens,
and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke ?" Isaiah 58:6
Sharia Law is the complete opposite of this and it is based on the Koran.
Who is the Pope in league with?
"He that is not with ME is against ME."...Matthew 12:30; Lk 11:23
"What communion hath light with darkness"??.....2 Corinthians 6:14
Many believe that the Thyatira Church speaks of Catholicism in the Last Days.
Check it out: Revelation 2:18-29
Do we fast "to be seen of men?" Matthew 23:5
"In solidarity" is definitely to be seen of men.
God calls that hypocrisy (Mathew 23)
Muslims do not believe that :
1. Jesus was crucified on a cross
2. Jesus died on that cross
3. Jesus was resurrected after 3 days by God.
Muslims also do not believe that :
4. Jesus is the only way to God, "No man comes to the Father but by Me" John 14:6
5. God is Jesus' heavenly Father ....John 1:14,18; Jn. 3:16,18
6. Jesus is coequal with God - "I and My Father are one"...John 10:30
Quoting Polycarp, the first century Martyr.....
And when the proconsul pressed him, and said,
"Swear, and I will release thee. Revile Christ."
Polycarp said, " 86 years have I served Him, and in nothing hath He wronged me;
and how, then, can I blaspheme my King, who saved me? "
Pope's Message -- Un- Biblical
Pope says "we all have one Father". Not so. The Father of true Christians gave His only begotten Son, Jesus,
to be the atonement for our confessed sins. Jesus is the only Savior and Redeemer of mankind, and He is the Son of God. . Not all faiths believe that, so they have chosen another father.
Jesus tells us in His Word that there are two fathers. John 8:41-47
Some have God as their Father; and some have Satan as their father ( do his bidding ).
Britain's Christmas Message is all-inclusive
Queen, Carey and Pope believe that all faiths are 'loverly'
Religious leaders meet in Brussels to fight fundamentalists
Ed: Suburban Brussels is where Wm. Tyndale was "tried" and burned at the stake, for translating the Bible into English.
ALL of us have benefited from his mission and martyrdom.
George Carey opposes private schools of faith (meaning: he opposes Christian schools)
In a story headlined "A New, Inclusive Era of the Holiday Party," the newspaper [NY Times] said
"the many gods in American life are alive and well at the White House,
where never before have so many religions converged in such a powerful burst of faith and politics."
America---one nation under many gods.
Go to all the Islamic nations. They have not forsaken their god,
nor will they tolerate any other god.
But America has forsaken the God of the Bible (while quoting it ).
We have lost the Fear of God.
JEREMIAH CHAPTER 2
"W"....Leader of the Religious Right ??
Pat Robertson's resignation this month as president of the Christian Coalition confirmed the ascendance of a new leader of the religious right in America: George W. Bush.
For the first time since religious conservatives became a modern political movement, the president of the United States has become the movement's de facto leader -- a status even Ronald Reagan, though admired by religious conservatives, never earned. Christian publications, radio and television shower Bush with praise, while preachers from the pulpit treat his leadership as an act of providence. A procession of religious leaders who have met with him testify to his faith, while Web sites encourage people to fast and pray for the president.
MUST READ by Chuck
The Religious Right is Wrong
W's Prairie Chapel
the 1,600-acre spread near Crawford they have named "Prairie Chapel."
News Report from Jerusalem http://www.harpazo.net/forzion
ISLAMIC LEADERS CALL FOR BUSH TO CONVERT TO ISLAM
Chairman of the Islamic Movement in Israel, the Sheikh Ra'ed Salah, at a demonstration dubbed "Al-Aqza is in Danger": "You [America] have put a man on the moon, but you have not brought happiness and
security to your nation or others. The road to happiness, to security and to peace is Islam, and I therefore call upon you [President Bush] to convert to Islam, so that justice, tolerance and brotherhood can be
realized between the nations and the religions." (Ma'ariv)
Also reported in Arutz 7
Mosques outgrowing churches here in America
Rowland Heights, California bans construction of churches
From "tolerance" to outright endorsement
Too much "tolerance" breeds cowardice
Sound Doctrine demands a stand
The Travesty of Tolerance---a Global Gospel by Paul Proctor (Etherzone)
TRUTH more than tolerance
PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
ALL THEY HAVE ARE OUR PRAYERS
Please pray for all Christians persecuted in Moslem-dominated countries.
Christians face dismal plight in Islamic realms
Christmas slaughter of Christians by Muslims in Indonesia
exceeds the deaths of WTC, Afghanistan and Mid-East combined
will never see footage on nightly news
PERSECUTION FOR "Fundamentalists"
Instead of murderous Muslims, the hate is against Bible-believing Christians
ACLU to provide free legal help for Muslims
If-----in the spirit of interfaith-inclusiveness--- our president does include Islamic beliefs,
would that bring about beheadings ???
Georgia OKs Guillotines
Christians: it's coming at us with our eyes wide open !
United Way paying for free legal services for Muslims
Radio Authorities cite Christian Broadcasting as "offensive"
Issues a "yellow card" warning
Behold the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of HEARING the words of the LORD.
"And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east,
they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it."
Anti-terrorism law to include incitement of religious "hatred" in UK
While Christians in America are being denied the expression of Christmas in any form, and as Christians are being slaughtered daily around the world, Paul Sheridan is teaching a class for law enforcement personnel in West Virginia that Christians are a "hate " group
The world calls "speaking the truth in love" as "hatred". Any excuse will do.
CHINA: "Love country and religion....in that order"
Jesus Christ hated religiosity Matthew 23
He only wants a personal relationship. Revelation 3:20
God first, then State.....Acts 4:19, 20 and Acts 5: 29
China to execute Christian leader