One World Religion to Rule Them All
... One Pope to Bind Them?
"Never before has there been such need to unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism, and to restore the fabric of relationships for the sake of a more fraternal humanity."
- Pope Francis on describing the need for a global alliance.
On May 14th, the Vatican will be hosting a major educational event to advance the Pope’s global vision of a one world religion. This day just so happens to take place on the 72nd Independence Day of the State of Israel which, according to one rabbi, is fitting since Judaism is the last bastion, entirely incompatible with a New World Order.
And human efforts, the Bible tells us, are also entirely incompatible with God's world order...
The Creator of the Universe is ONE. Yesterday, today and always.
So, what else but the promise of love could draw our heavenly Father down, again and again, to save His creation from the ones He created it for? The ones who show, time after time, that their authority over others is almost as important as their own independence?
After He Covenants with Abraham, and later seals it by circumcision, promising that “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed”, God tells Moses that He has “heard”, “seen”, “remembered His Covenant” and “knows” the suffering of His people and He “has come down” to redeem them out of Egypt taking them to Himself in the land He covenanted with Abraham to give his descendants.
God further declares to Moses at the foot of Sinai “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation”.
To this end, God gave them a new calendar, the first month being the spring month in which He delivered them out of Egypt to give them His Torah two months later.
In the Second Temple period, the Greeks denied Jews the right to keep Sabbath, circumcise and celebrate the New Moon; the three essential elements that separate them from other nations: Calendar, Covenant and Torah.
God’s way has always been to separate His people from the world; man’s has been to join together as one against God.
We know the second coming of Christ will require every knee to bow—for every tongue to confess... But what should we be doing in the meantime?
Even if the religious leaders of the world could build a globally aligned church? Should it...? Or, is this something only God is capable of doing? ... And, at an hour we least expect?
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