Pope Francis And The Emerging One World Religion

 By Michael Snyder, on February 23rd, 2014  

Pope Francis - Photo by Christoph Wagener

Is Pope Francis taking steps that are laying the groundwork for the emergence of a one world religion?  If that question sounds quite bizarre to you, I urge you to read the rest of this article.  We live at a time when globalization is advancing rapidly.  The global economy is more integrated than it has ever been before, and with each passing year new economic treaties tie us even more closely together.  And “global governance” (as the elite like to call it) is also steadily gaining ground.  Through a whole host of global institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF and the Bank for International Settlements, global governments are working together to a degree that is unprecedented.  Well, what about religion?  Is there evidence that we are also witnessing the globalization of religion?  Well, yes there is.  In fact, it appears that Pope Francis intends to lead the way.

Since he has been Pope, Francis has expressed a desire for unity with the Eastern Orthodox,the Anglicans, and many other major Protestant denominations.  But more than a few eyebrows were raised when he recently sent a video message to Kenneth Copeland and his congregation.  At the time that the video message was played to the congregation, one speaker declared that “Luther’s protest is over”

“The Catholic and Charismatic Renewal is the hope of the Church,” exclaims Anglican Episcopal Bishop Tony Palmer, before a group of cheering followers at the Kenneth Copeland Ministries.   Palmer said those words are from the Vatican. Before playing the video message from Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland, Palmer told the crowd,  “When my wife saw that she could be Catholic, and Charismatic, and Evangelical, and Pentecostal, and it was absolutely accepted in the Catholic Church, she said that she would like to reconnect her roots with the Catholic culture. So she did.”

The crowd cheered, as he continued, “Brothers and sisters,Luther’s protest is over. Is yours?”

Even Kenneth Copeland finds this development incredible: Said Copeland, “Heaven is thrilled over this…You know what is so thrilling to me? When we went into the ministry 47 years ago, this was impossible.”

You can see video from this conference right here.

So is Luther’s protest really over?

During the Council of Trent, the Catholics condemned to hell anyone that believes in salvation through faith in Jesus alone.  This is a direct quote from the Council of Trent…

“If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema

The Catholics have never renounced that stand.  Instead, it has been reaffirmed many times over the years.

If Pope Francis really did want to reach out to Protestants, he should start by reversing the Council of Trent on this.  As it stands, it is official Catholic doctrine that all Protestants are anathema.

But apparently that is not going to stop many Protestants from reuniting with Rome and declaring Francis to be “their Pope”.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis has also been aggressively courting Muslims.  The following quote from Pope Francis comes from remarks that he made during his very first ecumenical meeting

I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.

The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – I wish to repeat this: promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.

Did you catch that?

Apparently Pope Francis believes that Catholics and Muslims worship the same God.

More recently, Francis made the following statement about Muslims…

“We must never forget that they ‘profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, who will judge humanity on the last day.’”

Wow.

By making this statement, Pope Francis is rejecting another of the most fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

You see, Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God.

Muslims hate this doctrine and say that there is no god but Allah.

So how in the world can Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

The only way that you could say this is if you deny the deity of Jesus Christ.

For much more on why “Allah” and the God of Christianity are not the same, please see this article.

Of course when it comes to other religions, Francis is not just reaching out to the Muslims.  During the same ecumenical meeting that I referenced above, he made it a point to say that he feels “close” to those that belong “to any religious tradition”…

In this, we feel close even to all those men and women who, whilst not recognizing themselvesbelonging to any religious tradition, feel themselves nevertheless to be in search of truth, goodness and beauty, this truth, goodness and beauty of God, and who are our precious allies in efforts to defend the dignity of man, in building a peaceful coexistence among peoples and in guarding Creation carefully.

And Francis really raised some eyebrows when he made the following statement about atheists

“The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of us. ‘But, Father, this is not Catholic! He cannot do good.’ Yes, he can… The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!.. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”

There was a lot of debate about what Francis meant by that, and the Vatican issued a statement declaring that Catholic doctrine on these matters had not changed, but without a doubt a lot of people were troubled by this.

In addition, a lot of people were really troubled when the Vatican offered “indulgences” to those that would follow Pope Francis on Twitter.  The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the Telegraph

Salvation – or at least a shorter stay in Purgatory – might now be only a tweet away with news that Pope Francis is to offer “indulgences” – remissions for temporary punishment – to the faithful who follow him on the social media site.

Around 1.5 million are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day with the Argentine pontiff later this month. But for those who can’t make it to Brazil,  forgiveness may be available to contrite sinners who follow Francis’s progress via their TV screen or social networks.

The Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican court that rules on the forgiveness of sins, has said that indulgences may be given to those who follow the “rites and pious exercises” of the event on television, radio and through social media.

So what does Pope Francis actually believe?

That is a very good question.

His beliefs do not appear to be very consistent at all.  He just seems to have an overwhelming desire to “unite” with everyone out there that has any kind of religious faith.

But we do know one kind of people that he does not like.  He does not like “ideological Christians” that take their faith very seriously

“In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: rigid. And when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude of thought… For this reason Jesus said to them: ‘You have taken away the key of knowledge.’ The knowledge of Jesus is transformed into an ideological and also moralistic knowledge, because these close the door with many requirements. The faith becomes ideology and ideology frightens, ideology chases away the people, distances, distances the people and distances of the Church of the people. But it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new, eh?”

So what is going to come of all this?

It will be very interesting to watch.

It is also interesting to note that there is a 900-year-old prophecy that seems to indicate that Pope Francis could be the last Pope.  If that prophecy is accurate, then we could very well be living at a time when we will see the emergence of a one world religion.

Just a few short decades ago, a one world religion would have been absolutely unthinkable.

But now the pieces are starting to come together, and it will be very interesting to see what happens next.

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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11 comments on “Pope Francis And The Emerging One World Religion

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  2. I personally respect each and everyone religion but I strongly believe that this idea to get all united under one leader or concept is totally wrong.
    -Catholics considered the Pope -Holy -that is very wrong , we all know that he is human as me and you but he does more politics than all of us which could not lead him to the point of be considered “Holy” above me and you.
    -Catholics are involved into so many disgraceful issues and nothing was done about along the history….
    -I will not approached the other denominations which we well know how they were “born”
    -I strongly believe that being “Orthodox” is a blessing because this is the real Christians believes which Christ was teaching his 12 Apostles and send them to all over the world to spread the “words of wisdom”.
    The corrupted Popes should mind their own business and let us followed our inherited ancient believes-religion without any altered “new concepts”.
    If Vatican the Capital of Catholicism are so determined to do something really great for nations , people in needs – must donate part of their assets to those region where people are dying of missing basics needs of living {water, food, medical}

    Is time to think on our own without someone teaching us ” in whom to believe and how”
    Hoping that my statement did not offend anyone ,I wish to entire planet Earth’s Populations a great future and a freedom to believe in our Unique Creator which we all call Him God – Almighty .
    God may bless all of us !

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    • Am lăsat comentariul lui Geta să treacă doar pentru scuzele decente de la sfârșit. Nu cred că sunt prea mulți ecumenici pe blogul acesta, dar avertizarea dumneavoastră prinde bine. Am o singură nedumerire: dacă, întradevăr, ortodoxia este calea pe care trebuie s-o vestim până la capătul pământului, cum se face că sunt așa de puțini misionari ortodocși și așa puțină misiune ortodoxă în lume? Dacă Dumnezeu ar fi lăsat vestirea Evangheliei numai Bisericii Ortodoxe, mă tem că lumea ar fi rămas neevanghelizată. Hai să ne gândim împreună la această realitate. Poate că, văzând viața din România ,,evanghelizată ortodox“ vom ajunge la concluzia că decât să răspândim asemenea creștinism pe toată planeta, mai bine să lăsăm lumea ne-românizată. Slavă Domnului pentru că El a găsit cu cale să Se descopere lumii prin toate căile alese de El (și prin ortodoxie și prin cele din afara ortodoxiei).

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      • Ce ziceti de pasajul din apocalipsa, reprezinta asta ceea ce se incearca acum?
        [Apocalipsa ]
        (13:11) Apoi am văzut ridicîndu-se din pămînt o altă fiară, care avea două coarne ca ale unui miel, şi vorbea ca un balaur.
        (13:12) Ea lucra cu toată puterea fiarei dintîi înaintea ei; şi făcea ca pămîntul şi locuitorii lui să se închine fiarei dintîi, a cărei rană de moarte fusese vindecată.
        (13:13) Săvîrşea semne mari, pînă acolo că făcea chiar să se pogoare foc din cer pe pămînt, în faţa oamenilor.
        (13:14) Şi amăgea pe locuitorii pămîntului prin semnele, pe cari i se dăduse să le facă în faţa fiarei. Ea a zis locuitorilor pămîntului să facă o icoană fiarei, care avea rana de sabie şi trăia.
        (13:15) I s’a dat putere să dea suflare icoanei fiarei, ca icoana fiarei să vorbească, şi să facă să fie omorîţi toţi cei ce nu se vor închina icoanei fiarei.
        (13:16) Şi a făcut ca toţi: mici şi mari, bogaţi şi săraci, slobozi şi robi, să primească un semn pe mîna dreaptă sau pe frunte,
        (13:17) şi nimeni să nu poată cumpăra sau vinde, fără să aibă semnul acesta, adică numele fiarei, sau numărul numelui ei.
        (13:18) Aici e înţelepciunea. Cine are pricepere, să socotească numărul fiarei. Căci este un număr de om. Şi numărul ei este: şase sute şase zeci şi şase.
        Accent pe fiara cu doua coarne ca ale unui miel. Stim cu toti ce reprezinta mielul.

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  3. Regret enorm daca om inoportunat cu opinia mea pur personala. Eu asa cum am mentionat respect fiecare religie ori credinta fiecarui om stiind bine ca fiecare IL cauta pe
    “Unicul si Singurul ” existent Dumnezeu-Creatorul intrgii creatii.
    Referirile mele sint justificate de enorm de multe acte “ne-orthodoxe” savirsite de-a lungul istoriei (continuuinduse) de catre “catolicism”.
    Consider ca am dreptul la opinie ca simplu crestin fara sa minimalizam “misionarismul orthodox ” care nu este cazul in contextual present.
    Va multumesc pentru raspunsul promt si am inteles mesajul domnieivoastre .Iertati-ma inca o data de faptul ca am inoportunat cu o simpla opinie. Nu cred ca Papa ar trebui sa-si piarda timpul a vizita o tara cu o populatie majoritara “ORTHODOXA” ca Romania in timp ce atitea tarii catolice ( din America de Sud) ar beneficia realmente dupa o astfel de vizita .

    Fie ca numai Bunul Dumnezeu sa ne lumineze calea fiecaruia din noi in a gasi “mantuirea”
    Mii de multumirii si mult success in misiunea dumneavoastra.

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  4. Daca va vizita Rominia este s-o indrepte pe drumul catolicismului, pentru care nu cere votul ortodocsilor ci ajutorul lui Daniel ,care s-a angajat pe acest drum de cind era student in Anglia sau poate de cind a fost trimis in Anglia.

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    • Dupa felul meu de citire, am o parere cu totul contrara fata de a lui Virgil, eu vad ca Daniel , prin acest articol, a tras un serios semnal de alarma . Si eu am vazut , de la inceputul activitatii mele pe bloguri , comentand negativ activitatea carismaticilor, prin care acestia trag pe crestini inapoi la Roma, pentru ca aceia care se vor opune , dupa declararea oficiala a ” unitatii “, sa fie gasiti cu motive ” intemeiate” demni de-a fi prigoniti Duhul Anticrist este la fel de ” siret ” ca si atunci cand a reusit, prin Eva, sa se furiseze in rasa umana si s-o imparta in samanta sarpelui si samanta femeii , pe care apoi, prin ” legaturi de casatorie ” sa faca un amestec total. Si astazi, ca si dintotdeauna, numai o ” nastere din nou ” ne poate mantui, de aceea avem nevoie sa fim ” botezati in Isus Hristos “, pentru aceasta ” Simon a spus ca mai intai Dumnezeu si-a aruncat privirile peste Natiuni, ca sa aleaga DIN MIJLOCUL LOR un popor care sa-i poarte Numele “, iar Pavel a scris despre cunostinta lui cu privire la ” taina lui Hristos, care nu a fost cunoscuta in celelalte veacuri in felul cum a fost descoperita sfintilor prooroci si apostoli ai lui Hristos, prin Duhul ” Si aceasta taina este faptul ca Neamurile au aceeasi parte la mantuire ca si evreii, fiindca , asa cum se stie astazi, natiunile moderne sunt intemeiate tot de catre urmasii celor zece “triburi ale lui Israel” iesite ca si popoare migratoare din Asiria . caci , asa cum scrie in Biblie , NUMAI LUI ABRAHAM SI SEMINTEI LUI ( cei nascuti in Hristos ) le apartin fagaduintele lui Dumnezeu . De aceia , ” Cine va crede si se va boteza va fi mantuit , cine nu, va fi osandit ” Mai intai , prin auzire ( sau citire) vine credinta, apoi vine fapta de credinta, facuta in Numele Domnului Isus Hristos . Invatatura catiloca a invatat de la inceput inversul , si a inlocuit Numele prin Titluri, ca sa-si justifice propriul titlu al conducatorului ei autoproclamat ” Vicarius Filii Dei “

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