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Defending God’s Truth in Church Doctrine and Political History – Renette Vermeulen
ECUMENIST DANGER OR ROMAN CATHOLIC/MASONIC DENOMINATIONAL UNION IN CHURCHES: THE ONE-WORLD RELIGION
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It seems we will never be able to reach the end of all the deceptions that Satan has devised for us. For this purpose, the Lord Jesus Christ promised in Matthew 28:20: “Behold, I Am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion,) to the very end of this world.” (Amplified Bible.) We hold on to our Savior-Redeemer’s promise as we work through this article.
[Acknowledgement to those who compiled the images in this study]
Above, second row from left: Note the ecumenical interaction of Billy Graham, James Robison and Kenneth Copeland. Benny Hinn states that “Catholics do more miracles [through their goddess Mary] than Pentecostal-Charismatics [through Jesus.]”
Þ Relating articles: The Pope Preaches Socialism and the Mark of the Beast to the World’s Businessmen
1. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE “MOTHER” OF ALL CHRISTIANITY
2. THE ECUMENICAL UNION OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM AND HER DENOMINATIONAL DAUGHTERS
3. THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY VS THE REAL SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIS
4. UNIVERSALISM: THE SALVATION OF EVERYONE ON EARTH WITHOUT BIBLE TRUTH
6. WHAT JESUS’ BELIEVERS MUST STAND FOR
7. THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY OF SOCIALIST MARXISM
8. THE COMMUNIST WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
9. THE SOCIALIST GOSPEL IS THE UNITING FACTOR OF THE ONE-WORLD RELIGION
10. JESUS’ REACTION TO THE SOCIAL ILLS OF THIS WORLD
11. JESUS’ VIEW OF OPPRESSING GOVERNMENTS
12. THE PARADOXICAL GOSPELS THAT ECUMENICAL LEADERS TEACH
13. MERE GOOD WORKS WILL NOT SAVE US
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE “MOTHER” OF ALL CHRISTIANITY
In the Book of Acts, the young, truly born again body of Christ was known as The Way, (Acts 24:14, 22.) The sincere followers of The Way shared the true Gospel of Christ with the world wherever they went, made sincere followers or disciples for Jesus, water baptized them as Jesus commanded and demonstrated, and taught them everything Jesus had said, (Mt. 29:19-20.) These “Followers of The Way” were severely persecuted for their obedience to Jesus, (Acts 9:2.) Deep commitment to Christ and the truth of His Word governed their lives. The Holy Spirit manifested His powerful gifts through them and evangelized nearly the entire known world, (Mark 16:16-18.)
Then, after Paul’s death, “ravenous wolves” infiltrated the assemblies of The Way, which fellowshipped in their homes, (Acts 20:27-29.) These teachers corrupted the pure faith and God-set priories of the Followers of The Way. These infiltrators began to Christianize nearly all the pagan beliefs of the Greeks and Romans to draw disciples after them. By 2 A.D., Mary worship was already established among Jesus’ assemblies. They turned the Followers of The Way to manmade doctrine and physical temple [church] worship under the control of the unscriptural hierarchy of the emerging Roman Catholic Church, (Acts 7:44-50! 17:24.) This was documented in Acts 11:26, “It was at Antioch that the [Followers of The Way] were first called “Christians.” In 313 A.D., with the proclamation of the Edict of Milan, the Roman Emperor Constantine officially declared Catholicism the religion of the Roman Empire. God’s real and powerful Holy Spirit gifts and leading literally ‘ceased’ among the churches. Church ritual and ‘saving’ sacraments replaced God’s Scriptural truth.
In 1517 – 1648, the Protestant Reformation allegedly split from Roman Catholicism, but kept many of their “mother’s” most important doctrines, church norms, and forms. The Reformers Calvin, Luther, Zwingli and their peers allegedly “broke” with Rome, which is now called “Catholicism’s First Reformation.” Protestantism never repented from the pagan Christianization of Roman Catholicism.
All other churches that modeled their assemblies on Protestantism to this day, simply followed the original dictates and designs of the “mother church” of Rome. It was taught that Protestantism and the many other denominations or divisions of Christianity shunned Roman Catholicism. However, today, still without seeking the real contextual truth of God’s Word and the working of the Scriptural Holy Spirit, they are openly returning to Rome in their great quest for “church union.” This union is known as the “Second Reformation/Reconstruction” of Catholicism and her many ‘divisions’ or denominations.
‘Ecumenical’ means, “relating to, involving, or promoting the union of different Christian denominations, groups, and also different religions” without repentance from all the unscriptural doctrines, so-called “saving sacraments,” and other Christianized pagan practices, which they preach and commit. Practically, this means that compromising ecumenicals are unifying all Christian denominations and different religions into a One-World Religion of lies and deceit.
Most Christians would find it hard to believe, but Protestant and all other churches, which are divided into so many denominations, are all affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, (the ‘mother’ of all churches,) through her militant masonic orders such as The Knights of Malta [the Sovereign Military Order of Malta,] the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, and the Jesuit Vatican New World Order. Let us seriously note that the truly believing, spiritually born again, blood-redeemed body of Christ who adhere to the contextual truth of His Word, can never be divided unless they accept the various divisional or denominational doctrines of Rome and her daughters, (1 Cor. 3:1-19.)
One important way to directly deploy the influence of Rome in their denominations, is the so-called ‘divinely chosen,’ ‘hyper-anointed’ ‘bishops’ (ministers, pastors, ‘reverends,’ etcetera,) who are modeled in name, importance, and collar on the bishops of Roman Catholicism. Not only Baptists and other denominations, but especially the Pentecostal/Charismatic, masonic Promise Keepers Movement, through preachers such as Paul Cain, Todd Bentley, Benny Hinn, etcetera, are pushing hard and fast to move all their members through the wide gate of this Jesuit-controlled “new reformation.” Therefore, in dogma and practice, this ‘reformation’ is putting on its clerical collar and changing back into its white, black, red, and purple Roman Catholic coats. These so-called ‘bishops’ of all kinds are allegedly ‘dragging heaven to earth’ and restoring God’s Kingdom here on earth even before Jesus’ return!’ What they fail to disclose, is that this worldwide Christian ‘kingdom’ will be under the firm rule of the masonic orders of the Vatican, and they will once again openly be altar boys in the crystal cathedrals of the Roman Catholic Church!
Do not be fooled to think that these ecumenicals declare and worship the True God of the Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ, although they deceive their members to believe that they serve Him. If they did, they would have obeyed Jesus’ New Testament/Covenant commandments. The Lord Himself declared, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love, [and truth is a vital component of Godly love or agape,] for one another… If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word [of Truth…] He who does not love Me, does not keep My Word...” (Jn. 13:34-35; 14:6, 15, 21, 24.)
THE KINGDOM-NOW THEOLOGY OF HUMANISM VERSUS THE REAL SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
While the true Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ is an unseen Spiritual kingdom, ecumenical leaders use one important tool in this unification process — they direct the attention of Jesus’ believers to their ‘Kingdom-Now,’ political/church kingdom on earth, where, eventually, all the kingdoms of this world will supposedly be under the rule of the mighty One-World Religion of political worship.
Yet, God never commanded His believers to supposedly ‘better’ the political structures of this material world; to war physically, or to build Him a literal ‘kingdom’ and temple here on earth! (2 Cor. 10:3-5; Acts 7:44-50!) Jesus declared in John 18:36, “My Kingdom does not belong to this world. If [it did,] My followers would fight to keep Me from being handed over to the Jews. But now My Kingdom is not from here; [it has no such origin, source, or political aspirations.]”
Through humanity’s fall in Eden, Satan became ‘the god’ or highest priority of this unbelieving world; all those who choose to remain disobedient to the Most High God, (1 Jn. 5:19.) He is not the owner or creator of this world to control its destiny, but for now, God allows Satan the power to deceive those who choose to be deceived. That Is why Satan could say to the human man Jesus in Matthew 4:9, “All these kingdoms of the world and their glory I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” What audacity to speak to his Creator and God like that! Yet, Jesus did not ban him to everlasting torment right there and then. Jesus still allows him to play god so that everyone who enters heaven through Jesus’ Eternal New Covenant, goes there by personal choice, while those who choose Satan and his lies, go to hell by personal choice. God does not violate the free will of humanity. It is one of His greatest gifts to mankind and all His other creatures, (Jn. 3:16; 1:12-13.)
Accordingly, Jesus answered the Pharisees who asked Him if it is lawful to pay taxes to the Roman Caesar, “…Pay therefore to Caesar, [who choose to do the devil’s will in governing his physical kingdom,] the things that are Caesar’s. And pay to God, [the Most High Spiritual King, Judge, Owner, and Creator of His entire universe,] the things that are due to God.” This is so because Jesus set Caesar free to govern his physical kingdom as he chooses. However, there will come a day when every Caesar will bow to the One and Only Living God to render an account of his affairs. Ultimately, the Just and Righteous Judge of the universe will bring order OUT OF, [not ‘from,’] all chaos, (Rev. 11:15.) The Caesars who rule and live under the “sway of the evil one” and those who choose to obey the Most High God, operate in two completely different dimensions. [1 Jn. 5:18-19; Jn. 12:31 & 14:30; Eph. 2:2; 2 Cor. 4:3-4.] So, during our present New Testament age, the Spiritual Kingdom of God, being of a completely different Origin and Source than that of Kingdom-Now theologians, will not ‘save,’ ‘restore,’ or ‘change’ the physical kingdoms of ‘Caesar.’ God’s primary interest is the salvation of souls, who are the citizens of His eternal Spiritual Kingdom in heaven! (Mt. 28:18-20.)
Universalism: “The Salvation of Everyone on Earth” Without Bible Truth
The doctrine of Universalism, which the famous ‘evangelist’ Billy Graham also taught, extends God’s spiritual Kingdom to supposedly save every person on earth regardless of their bad choices; “restoring this world to its former glory” in the here and now. However, the truth of New Testament Scripture states that this world is destined for the fire at Jesus’ return, (2 Pt. 3:10-14.)
When we pray, “Let Your Kingdom come, let Your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven,’ we are not asking God to automatically turn this ungodly physical world into a Godly world without preaching, believing, and obeying His Scriptural Gospel. We are asking God to make a way for Jesus’ True Gospel to be preached to the people of every ‘tribe, tongue, and nation; (the Hebrew nation included,) saving, redeeming and blessing personally believing humanity through their personal, spiritual rebirth in, and obedience to Jesus Christ, (Mt. 28:19-20! Jn. 3:16; 1:12-13; 3:3-5.)
Sadly, the whole world will not turn to Jesus Christ. According to Jesus, “narrow is the way and few are those who find it.” This is so because only those who willingly choose to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and follow Him wholeheartedly through the truth of His Word, will be saved, (Mt. 7:13-14; 21-23; Jn. 1:12-13; Gal. 4:6.)
On the other hand, the spirit at the heart of the Kingdom-Now theology is humanism. This theology is supposed to ‘delegate’ God’s special ‘anointing’ or supernatural power to ‘hyper-anointed’ leaders, making them into god-men. Instead of being God’s humble servant-leaders, they become elevated ‘mediators:’ ‘priests,’ Calvinist ‘dominees’ and ‘ministers;’ pastors, and so-called ‘restored prophets and apostles,’ like Old Testament Elijah and New Testament Paul and Peter were. So, they are allegedly “christs and gods,” whom the people must pamper and revere as they establish God’s physical kingdom here on earth.
Þ This ‘god-man’ and ‘mediating-position’ is exactly what the pope of Catholicism has been claiming for nearly two thousand years. That is why they say, “The church is my mother, and outside her there is no salvation!” However, Hebrews 1:1-3 says the exact opposite of that. It states, “God, Who at various times and ways spoke in time past to the prophets, [during the Old Testament Covenant, which was done away with in Christ, Hebrew 8:13,] has in these last [New Testament Covenant] days spoken to us by His Son, [as we find in the full context of the New Testament,] Whom He has appointed Heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds…” Additionally, there can never be another human mediator like in the Old Testament. 1 Timothy 2:5 undeniably proclaims, “There is One God and One Mediator, [the Eternal High Priest] between man and God: the Man Christ Jesus.”
Hence, no religion or political power can bring fallen man to a living relationship with God the Father. (And anything can be a religion - the love of money, of self, of power, etc.; Buddhism; Satanism; Hinduism… church and Christianity too.) Only the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and the power of His Holy Spirit can accomplish the personal spiritual rebirth, and lead humankind to really worship, know, and obey God, Who is Spirit, in spirit and in truth, (Jn. 4:21-24.) Hence, Jesus said in John 3:3-5, “Unless a man is [spiritually] born again, he cannot see, [that is, know, be acquainted with or experience] the [Spiritual] Kingdom of God… Unless a man is born [again] of water [the Word of God, Who is Jesus Himself: John 1:1-14,] and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 15:50, “...Flesh and blood cannot inherit [or enter] the Kingdom of heaven…”
“What is born of the Spirit, is spirit; what is born of the flesh, [human plans and dogmas,] remains flesh [or on the level of the perishable mind.]” Therefore, NEITHER CHURCH, NOR RELIGION, NOR ALL RELIGIONS TOGETHER, can save anyone! Jesus Himself declared that He Alone is the Only “Way, Truth, and Life. NO ONE comes to the Father except through Me,” (Jn. 14:6.)
Hence, the only commission Jesus gave His born-again believers is to proclaim His real Gospel, (His atonement for them and His Scriptural will,) to a world dead in Satan’s deception and their own sin; to water baptize His sincere believers, and to teach them everything He Himself has said, (Rom. 3:23-24; Jn. 1:12-13; Rom. 12;1-2; Mt. 28:19-20; Jam. 2:14-20; Eph. 4:28.)
This is the Truth of the Gospel; this is God’s Word, which is Spirit and Life, (Jn. 6:63.)
There exists no other Way, Truth, or Life, (Jn. 14:6.) Giving people a ‘cosmic christ’ such as the universal Jesus of the ecumenical One-World Religion, is the broad way that lead billions of souls straight to eternal hell. May God give everyone on earth the grace to FLEE from those who preach the Universal or “cosmic” Jesus, which is “a different gospel” guided by “another spirit!” 2 Cor. 11:4! KJV.)