On January 24 this year, Pope John Paul II again illustrated his position
as head of the Mother of Harlots and Abominations by inviting 200 delegates
from 12 major world religions to Assisi, Italy to pray together for world
They gathered under a huge plastic tent to mix Christian hymns and
Buddhist chants before reading commitments to work for peace in 11 languages
from Arabic to Hebrew to Farsi and Punjabi.
According to the Associated Press, the gathering was one of the largest
ever of "Christian groups, bringing together Catholics, Baptists, Lutherans,
Quakers and Mennonites, among others, along with Orthodox Christians headed
by the ecumenical patriarch, Bartholomew I."
But "Christians" were only one of 12 religions represented. While
they and the Jews were praying to Jehovah, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs,
Shintoists, and African witchdoctors, were all besieging their respective
For centuries, the Vatican used force to expand its domination of kings
and peoples. After being beaten back by the Reformation which opened the
Western world to education and freedom, the popes changed tactics.
Seduction, rather than force, is the new strategy. And praying together
has become a major enticement tool.
In his book
A Woman Rides The Beast, author Dave Hunt
details the amazing progress of the seduction of this ecumenism. Hunt
lists the world class evangelists, ministry leaders, and Christian TV
personalities who have all visited the pope and later touted his moral
leadership as a foremost Christian statesman.
"Roman Catholicism is proving to be the bridge that brings together
all faiths," writes Hunt. "That fact alone is not surprising, but it is
astonishing to see evangelical Christians stepping onto that bridge on one
end while at the same time Hindus, Buddhists, and pagans of every stripe are
stepping onto it from the other."
In a letter to the world bishops, the pope had instructed them to hold
similar ecumenical prayer meetings in their locales. They were to invite local
leaders of other religions to pray together.
When the local ministerial association in your town calls for an
"ecumenical prayer service for world peace" should you, as a Bible
believer, attend? The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians,
instructs the believers to "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works
of darkness, but rather reprove them." (Eph. 5:11)
Many pastors have accepted this seemingly innocent invitation, but
after such "fellowship" with darkness, find it much more difficult to
publicly "reprove" them.