Recent weeks have seen a number of new maneuvers by Pope Francis pushing the causes of a world religion and world government.
On the religious front, the pope and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby recently met in Rome to pledge their "undeterred" efforts to "see their two churches" formally reunited. Declaring agreement on baptism, communion, and use of the Bible, they admitted remaining differences on the role of women in ministry and views on sexuality. Should the Vatican succeed in absorbing the Anglicans and Episcopalians, some 85 million new members would be added to the pope`s idolatry.
An article in the last issue of BATTLE CRY ("Lutherans Decided Reformation 'Struggle' Is Over") detailed the meeting between the pope and the Lutheran World Federation on the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. During his trip to the year-long celebration in October he suggested six new "Beatitudes" to deal with today`s problems.
One conferred a blessing on "those who helped protect and care for our common home." This continued his signature theme of environmentalism, the subject of a recent encyclical. The pope has chosen to push the climate change hoax as a common enemy that all religions and political ideologies can relate to.
Another addressed immigration with a plea for mercy for the "abandoned and marginalized." Here he was building support for the developed nations to open their arms to the floods of refugees from the turmoil in other nations. Doing so will overwhelm their resources bringing the economic and social chaos necessary for the rise of the antichrist.
Still another highlighted "those who pray and work for full communion between Christians." Many evangelicals and other Protestants have fallen for the pope`s enticements to unity. While Catholicism has steadfastly refused to give an inch on its core beliefs in a wafer god, Virgin Mary goddess, and salvation by works, Protestants have abandoned biblical truth for the siren song of love and unity at any cost.
Other "new beatitudes" dealt with forgiveness for persecution, seeing "God in every person," and sacrifice for others.
Information also surfaced recently about Francis`s involvement in the United Religions Initiative (URI) while he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in Argentina. URI is a movement started by a San Francisco Episcopal Bishop, William Swing. URI promotes interfaith dialog and cooperation with the goal of persuading all religions to live in harmony for the good of all. Financial supporters include George Soros and Bill Gates.
The pope`s involvement fits neatly with his other efforts for world political and religious unity. URI boasts of 200 chapters in 80 countries and works closely with the UN on mutual initiatives promoting globalization, again preparing for the antichrist.
In a recent speech the pope warned against a "virus of polarization," the turmoil in the world created by hostility between different nationalities, races, or beliefs. Comments like this also come from the pope`s agenda to destabilize existing governments preparing for the rise of the antichrist to establish a one world government and religion.
This Jesuit pope is openly campaigning for the new world order: ecumenism, the blending of religions, and globalism, the elimination of nation states and establishment of a one-world government and a one-world economy. To achieve this, all "extremists" must be eliminated, including those who reject a one-world Bible and who dare to "proselytize" (soul winners).
Jesus said the night would come when we could not work for the kingdom. New laws in Russia, China, Egypt, and India are making soul winning more difficult. Shadows are also gathering in the Western World.
We need to get more gospel out while we can. Tracts are still the cheapest way to reach more people in a short time.