Category: One World Religion

The UN Just Put Up A Giant Statue In New York That Resembles A “Beast” Described In The Book Of Revelation

December 8, 2021 by Michael Snyder

One of the strangest statues that I have ever seen in my entire life has just been set up right outside UN Headquarters in New York City.  When I first heard about this, I could hardly believe that the global elite would be so brazen, and so I checked into this very carefully.  Unfortunately, this is not just a bad rumor.  This absolutely gigantic statue is called “The Guardian of International Peace and Security”, and it looks like something out of a science fiction movie.  It does not resemble any known creature on this planet.  Instead, it appears to very closely resemble a “beast” that is described in the Book of Revelation.  If you have not seen it yet, you can see video footage of this “beast” right here.  Did they really think that they could put this up without anyone noticing?

If you do a search on Google News for this statue, you won’t find a single story from the mainstream media.

Hopefully that will change soon, because people need to know about this.

Before I go any further, let me share with you what the United Nations is saying about this new statue…

A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor’s Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico @MexOnu. It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles.

A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor’s Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico @MexOnu. It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles.
UN Photo/Manuel Elías 
pic.twitter.com/q8SSsQhz1L

— United Nations Photo (@UN_Photo) November 9, 2021

So it is supposed to be a “fusion” of a jaguar and an eagle.

And just by coincidence, it has been painted in LGBT colors.

Okay…

Of course when Christians see this monstrosity, they are immediately going to think of the “beast” that is described in Revelation chapter 13…

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Jaguars and leopards have builds that are at least somewhat similar, and so I guess one could make an argument that the body of the statue resembles either one.

As for the feet, they do seem to resemble those of a bear, and it is noteworthy that the feet are a totally different color from the rest of the body.

When it comes to the mouth, to me it looks more like the mouth of a lion rather than the mouth of a jaguar.

You can see photos of lions with open mouths here and photos of jaguars with open mouths here.  Do a comparison and decide for yourself.

As for the wings, I suppose that it could be argued that they were modeled after the wings of eagles.

But in ancient lore dragons were also reported to have wings, and it is interesting to note that a “dragon” is specifically mentioned in Revelation chapter 13.

Tomorrow morning, Revelation 13 is scheduled to be part of my regular Bible reading.

Just another “coincidence” I suppose.

Later on in Revelation chapter 13, we learn that this “beast” that the Apostle John was shown represents the Antichrist which will rule the entire world during the days of the Great Tribulation…

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

If this statue was actually purposely modeled after the “beast” of Revelation 13, could it be possible that the United Nations has just put out a huge “welcome mat” for the Antichrist?

For much more on the future reign of the Antichrist, please see my new book entitled “7 Year Apocalypse”.

The statue that has just been erected outside UN headquarters in New York is also reminding many of a passage in Daniel chapter 7…

2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

These prophetic passages in the Bible are very well known, and officials at the UN must have realized that the statue would be linked to such passages by millions upon millions of people all over the globe.

But they put it up anyway.

With each passing day, things just keep getting weirder, and we continue to get more signs that we are in the end times.  I think that Bible prophecy expert Ricky Scaparo summed things up very well when he made this statement

I believe the Lord is revealing these things to those who are spiritually discerning and awake in this hour to assure us that the time of the end is drawing closer and that we need to be watchful and remain in prayer as the “Day of the Lord” is at hand.

Needless to say, a giant statue of Jesus would never be allowed right outside of UN headquarters in New York.

But even if they publicly admitted that this statue represents the Antichrist, only a very small fraction of the population would insist that it should be taken down.

We truly are living in very troubled times, and the stage is definitely being set for the cataclysmic events described in the Book of Revelation.

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WHAT SOME ARE CALLING THE NEW RELIGION OF ‘ABRAHAMIA’ IS NONE OTHER THAN CHRISLAM, AND THE ABRAHAMIC FAMILY HOUSE WILL BE ITS CENTERPIECE

As per unverified reports Abrahamia will combine the core principles of the three-monotheistic religions- Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The name of the alleged religion is taken from Prophet Ibrahim, the father of the prophets” from whose family all other religions of the book have flowed. Egyptian General Khairat Shukri in an interview with RT Arabic has warned that the Abrahamia will allegedly unify all the religions in the Middle East and is an evil plan made by the US and Israel. He further revealed to RT Arabic that the Abrahamia is a new schema that is ‘not less dangerous’ than Henry Campbell’s document of 1907, which resulted in the forming of the Zionist state; saying that the new religion might be a follow up plan to the ancient Campbell’s document to force people to acquiesce and normalize relations with Israel, and it purports to solve all ‘the Middle Eastern crises’.

by Geoffrey Grider November 27, 2021

News reports about a new religion called Abrahamia to be implemented globally, has caused consternation amongst the people and also raised questions about its validity and designs behind it.

Consider this your Now The End Begins PSA on the coming One World Religion of Chrislam. What one Middle East website has started calling ‘Abrahamia’, astute NTEB readers will instantly recognize as Chrislam that stands on the firm foundation of the Abraham Accords. The UAE is pulling out all the stops to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee in 2022, and the  Abraham Family House will be its glittering centerpiece.

“Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:” Isaiah 28:14,15 (KJB)

Whoever would have thought we would ever see the day where Islam, Judaism and Catholicism would live side-by-side in blissful interreligious harmony? I mean, what a thing, man, what a thing! Why it’s like something lifted right out of the Bible if you know your Bible. You know that Antichrist is close when you see his ‘advance team’ putting up the platforms for the coming parade. Abrahamia, Chrislam, the One World Religion, whatever you call it, it’s coming. It’s here.

Abrahamia: A New Religion On The Horizon?

FROM AHMEDABAD MIRROR: Recently in this era of conspiracy theories, in vogue particularly after the onset of the Covid pandemic, I recently received a message on WhatsApp. The message gave a link to a report published by the BBC Hindi with details about a new religion to be introduced soon in the world and which will be called ‘Abrahamia’. According to reports the new religion will likely appear in the Middle East.

Further research revealed that this not a new phenomenon but a project, and as described by the BBC was set in motion soon after the signing of Abraham Accord between Israel and the UAE, Morocco, Sudan and Bahrain normalising relations with Israel.

This new religion was purportedly denounced by the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayyab at the recent 10th anniversary celebrations of the Egypt Family House, an organisation devoted to promote interfaith relations and coexistence. The Grand Imam described the new religion as one, which will not have any soul, sense or guidance. Many people are still wondering that why did the Sheikh raised this issue when most of the people even don’t have a clue about it?

What is Abrahamia?

As per unverified reports, Abrahamia will combine the core principles of the three-monotheistic religions- Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The name of the alleged religion is taken from Prophet Ibrahim, the father of the prophets” from whose family all other religions of the book have flowed. Egyptian General Khairat Shukri in an interview with RT Arabic has warned that the Abrahamia will allegedly unify all the religions in the Middle East and is an evil plan made by the US and Israel.

He further revealed to RT Arabic that the Abrahamia is a new schema that is ‘not less dangerous’ than Henry Campbell’s document of 1907, which resulted in the forming of the Zionist state; saying that the new religion might be a follow up plan to the ancient Campbell’s document to force people to acquiesce and normalize relations with Israel, and it purports to solve all ‘the Middle Eastern crises’. On social media too, the new religion has been slammed, some described the possible ideas of the Abrahamia as more of an evil plan to benefit Israel and the US as well as to force more Arab countries to normalize relations with the occupying nation.

On social media many religious personalities also have voiced their concern and called on people to stick to their faith and not be tricked into such ‘fake’ propagandas. In addition many people have pointed out the conspiracy theories angle, like establishment of a New World Religious Order- under which there will only be one major religion throughout the world, with major portions borrowed from the Judaism.

A person has linked the Abrahamia to an under construction project in Abu Dhabi which will be ready by 2022, claiming it will be the first place for the new worshippers to pray in. While another user has linked the new religion with devil worshipping claiming that it is already found among the Freemasons’ beliefs.

Abrahamic Family House

This new cultural landmark in the UAE capital, which includes a synagogue, a church and a mosque, and is meant to be a beacon of understanding and peaceful coexistence, inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity will be opened to the public in 2022.

As reported by the Vatican News website, constructed on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi the project is closely followed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam Ahmed Al Tayyab of Al Azhar, who have also endorsed the design. The names of the three separate iconic houses of worship in the Abrahamic Family House complex were officially unveiled as “Imam Al Tayyeb Mosque,” “St. Francis Church,” and “Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue”.

CONSTRUCTION ON THE ABRAHAMIC FAMILY HOUSE ON SAADIYAT ISLAND #INABUDHABI IS 20 PER CENT COMPLETE, WITH PROGRESS ON THE MULTI-FAITH COMPLEX BEING CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY POPE FRANCIS AND THE GRAND IMAM OF AL-AZHAR. PIC.TWITTER.COM/6AEOQN3D2D

— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@ADMEDIAOFFICE) JUNE 15, 2021

Besides the three places of worship, the site includes a cultural centre that aims to encourage people to exemplify human fraternity and solidarity within a community that cherishes the values of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence, while the unique character of each faith is preserved. In a statement, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture, Government of Abu Dhabi has described the Abrahamic Family House epitomizing interfaith harmonious coexistence and preserving the unique character of each religion.

Abrahamic Religions

The Abrahamic religions, most prominently Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, are those faiths that trace their origins to the Israelite prophet Abraham and are also called religions of the book.  In the past both Christianity and Islam have been particularly successful at seeding any new religious movement. In Christianity, Protestantism has been an especially fertile ground for new religious movements (NRMs). J. Gordon Melton’s edited Encyclopaedia of Protestantism gives historical and cultural context for Christian-derived NRMs, while displaying the tradition’s heterogeneous nature. Although many Christian offshoots (e.g., Mormonism and Christian Science) have achieved a degree of mainstream acceptance, others, like the Unification Church and the Family International, remain on the cultural fringes.

Islam, like Christianity, is a world religion with a long history, millions of adherents, and many derivative religious sects. The two-volume Encyclopaedia of Islam and the Muslim World, edited by Richard Martin, covers the multifaceted nature of modern Islam, including the convergence of the religion with socialism, NRMs like the mystical Iranian Shaykhiyya, and “anti-cult” movements like the anti-Baha’i Hojjatieh Society.  The Encyclopaedia of Islam in the United States, edited by Jocelyne Cesari, focuses on Islam in the US. It details American NRMs like the Nation of Islam, the Muslim Peace Fellowship, and the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi Order.

Global Salafism: Islam’s New Religious Movement, edited by Roel Meijer, describes the Islamic NRMs such as the Salafi and Wahhabi Muslims. Modern Islamic movements also include progressive and moderate NRMs, like the Gulen movement, originating in Turkey in the 1980s. Gulenism is a social/civic movement within mainstream Islam that advocates ideas like the separation of church and state and interfaith dialogue. It is also notable for the high level of organisation and commitment found among its members, which has resulted in the epithet “cult” being used against it.

But the moot question remains that how this new religion will be promoted and new adherents converted, as the NRMs have been unable to assert themselves as an option or alternative to any major religion, and historically each religion has labelled NRMs as deviant sects not as separate religions.

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ONE OF THE THINGS YOU MIGHT VERY WELL EXPECT TO SEE AS THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST RISES IS THE DISCOVERY OF THE ‘BONES OF JESUS’ IN JERUSALEM

The Bible says that the Devil’s time is short, only has 7 years from start to finish, but when he sits down in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem at the halfway point he exposes himself to be the Devil, so he really has to do something quite impressive at the outset. Want to prove that Jesus Christ is a fake? Easy, just produce his bones and that will show Jesus didn’t really rise from the dead as the Bible says He did. You can show the bones of Buddha, and they have them, and still be a good Buddhist. You can show the bones of Mohammed, and they have them, and still be a good Muslim, but you cannot show the bones of Jesus Christ and still be a Christian. This is why I feel, quite strongly actually, that a ‘discovery’ is about to be made in Jerusalem and that discovery will produce the ‘bones of Jesus’. 

by Geoffrey Grider November 18, 2021

You can show the bones of Buddha, and they have them, and still be a good Buddhist. You can show the bones of Mohammed, and they have them, and still be a good Muslim, but you cannot show the bones of Jesus Christ and still be a Christian.

Today I want to write about something that is purely speculative, at this point just a feeling I have, but something that nonetheless the Holy Spirit seems to be pressing on me to talk about. Last year, I wrote an article about the rising spirit of Antichrist that palpably came on the scene last year, and that spirit has done nothing but increase over the past 21 months. If we are where it seems like we are on the end times timeline, and if the man of sin is about to step onto the world stage, then there should be something fairly big to take place that will take a shot at discrediting Jesus of Nazareth. So prepare yourself for the ‘greatest archaeological discovery of all time’, the bones of Jesus!

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.” 1 Corinthians 15:14-17 (KJB)

Think about it, in Isaiah 14 where Lucifer is shaking his dirty fist at God, telling Him that he will take His Throne and everything else that belongs to God, those aspirations come true for a very brief period of time when he puts the spirit of Judas in the body of an earthly human like Emmanuel Macron as Antichrist.

Remember, Antichrist does not come as himself, as Satan, but he comes pretending that he is the Messiah. So Antichrist comes as a fake Jesus claiming to be the actual Jesus, and it stands to reason that one of the first ‘shots across the bow’ will be to discredit Jesus of Nazareth. What better way to do that than by producing the ‘bones of Jesus’ to ‘prove’ He was not the real Messiah.

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:” 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 (KJB)

The Bible says that the Devil’s time is short, only has 7 years from start to finish, but when he sits down in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem at the halfway point he exposes himself to be the Devil, so he really has to do something quite impressive at the outset. Want to prove that Jesus Christ is a fake? Easy, just produce his bones and that will show Jesus didn’t really rise from the dead as the Bible says He did. You can show the bones of Buddha, and they have them, and still be a good Buddhist. You can show the bones of Mohammed, and they have them, and still be a good Muslim, but you cannot show the bones of Jesus Christ and still be a Christian. This is why I feel, quite strongly actually, that a ‘discovery’ is about to be made in Jerusalem and that discovery will produce the ‘bones of Jesus’.

“No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” John 10:18 (KJB)

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POPE FRANCIS HOLDS SPECIAL GAIA ONE WORLD RELIGION MEETING WITH CHRISLAM CO-FOUNDER GRAND MUSLIM IMAM AHMED AL-TAYEB AT VATICAN TODAY

The Grand Imam and His Holiness Pope Francis praised the efforts and initiatives of the Chrislam Higher Committee for Human Fraternity in activating and consolidating the values ​​of the Human Fraternity Document for coexistence among human beings. The two sides also discussed the real role that religious leaders and scholars should play to reduce the intensity of war and division experienced by different regions around the world, and confront extremism.

by Geoffrey Grider October 5, 2021

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Ahmed Al-Tayeb, and Pope Francis of the Catholic Church, held a special Chrislam summit in the Vatican, following their participation in the Summit of Religious Leaders on Climate Change, entitled “Faith and Science”. Welcome to the One World Religion!

 

Back in February of 2019, we showed you how Pope Francis flew to Abu Dhabi to present the end times covenant of Chrislam to Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb, how both men signed this document and then sealed their pact by a kiss on the mouth. Today, Ahmed al-Tayeb was present and accounted for at the Vatican as part of Rome’s preparation for their upcoming participation in the COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow in November.

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:11,12 (KJB)

How’s this for intrigue? A lot of people are not aware that the person who was the official and legal witness to the signing of the Chrislam covenant was none other than Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. Among the many end times things he is involved with are the Abraham Accords, being the chief representative of Islam who worked with Jared Kushner to put the Accords in place back in August of 2020. Man, oh man, but things are really starting to come together, aren’t they?

Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Vatican Pope Francis cooperate to consolidate Chrislam One World Religion fraternity

FROM DAILY NEWS EGYPT: Both leaders discussed the religious, humanitarian, and moral issues that haunt the world today, and the challenges posed by changes and events on the global scene. The two sides also discussed the real role that religious leaders and scholars should play to reduce the intensity of war and division experienced by different regions around the world, and confront extremism.

They also expressed their keenness to continue the constructive dialogue and joint cooperation they started together recently, which has produced a historic document, the Human Fraternity Document, which was announced from Abu Dhabi in 2019. The two sides added that the many challenges require strength and determination to bear hardships and difficulties, and that returning to the teachings of religions is the way for the world to escape from extremism, division and the tyranny of matter.

The Grand Imam and His Holiness Pope Francis praised the efforts and initiatives of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity in activating and consolidating the values ​​of the Human Fraternity Document for coexistence among human beings.

ON MONDAY, THE VATICAN HOSTED THE SUMMIT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, ENTITLED ‘FAITH AND SCIENCE’, WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND SCHOLARS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

The summit sent a joint appeal to the participants of the twenty-sixth United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held from 1 to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland, to express their concerns and desires to assume greater responsibility towards the planet. The appeal is also to stand in solidarity to reduce the negative effects of climate change on the planet, environment and the sustainability of its resources.

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CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP ACCUSES POPE OF COMPLICITY IN GLOBALIST POPULATION CONTROL PLOT

BY DAVID SIDMAN | OCT 5, 2021 | ANTISEMITISM

Enraged at Balaam, Balak struck his hands together. “I called you,” Balak said to Balaam, “to damn my enemies, Numbers 24:10 (The Israel BibleTM)

A maverick Catholic Archbishop who used to serve as the church’s Apostolic Nuncio to the United States accused Pope Francis of complicity in the “great reset” agenda that’s being fueled by the Covid crisis.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is well known for exposing Vatican officials of covering up for convicted pedophile Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and whistle-blowing financial corruption inside the Vatican. Viganò leveled the bold accusations- among his more scathing criticisms of Pope Francis- in a recent interview with Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican magazine.

During the interview, Viganò accused Pope Francis’ Vatican of being a key player in a plot of global elitists like Klaus Schwab to deny average citizens of their private property and rights, centralizing power with powerful corporations and governments.

“The Bergoglian Sanhedrin is clearly integral to the plan of the Great Reset: on the one hand because it is pursuing ends that have nothing to do with the purpose of the Catholic Church, and on the other, because it hopes that its complicity can bring it some sort of political and economic advantage in view of the new order.”

Viganò also said that globalist elites are pushing a “neo-Malthusian” agenda that involves population control. He then warned of a union between the deep state and a “deep church” accusing the Pontiff of attacking traditional Catholicism via a mandate restricting the celebration of the Tridentine Mass, a liturgy long beloved by traditional Catholics. Viganò even accused Pope Francis of the removal of an obstacle to what he predicts would result in the “reign of the Antichrist.”

“It is not possible to believe that Bergoglio does not clearly understand the consequences deriving from his decision, or that he does not realize that depriving the Church of the apostolic Mass is an assist to the enemies of Christ and to the demon himself.”

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60% of adults under 40 say Jesus isn’t only way to salvation; equal to Buddha, Muhammad

Survey shows pluralistic worldview expanding rapidly among American Christians

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor| Sunday, August 22, 2021

More than 60% of born again Christians in America between the ages of 18 and 39 believe that Buddha, Muhammad and Jesus are all valid paths to salvation and over 30% say they either believe that Jesus sinned just like other people when He lived on Earth or aren’t sure, according to a new study.

There’s a “striking decline” in evangelical religious beliefs and practices over the last 10 years, as the number of self-proclaimed believers to hold these beliefs has increased by nearly 25%, says Probe Ministries in a statement announcing the results of its Religious Views & Practices Survey.

The study, which interviewed 3,100 Americans ages 18 to 55 in 2020 and looked at various other previous studies, saw a drop in “basic biblical worldview” — God’s attributes, the accuracy of the Bible, salvation and Jesus being sinless — from 47% in 2010 to 25% in 2020 among born again Christians.

The drop in the “expanded biblical worldview” — beliefs about Satan and morals being objective — went from 32% in 2010 to 16% in 2020.

“So, the percentage of Born Again Christians with a biblical worldview (of either type) has been cut in half over the last decade,” says the study, which compared the 18–29 age group from 2010 with the same age group 10 years later, now 30–39. “This result is a startling degradation in worldview beliefs of Born Again Christians over just 10 years.”

This means, even born-again Christians “can have a false view of Jesus Christ and embrace a pluralistic worldview,” Kerby Anderson, president of Probe Ministries, said. “Pastors and church leaders just can’t assume any longer that the members of their church or Christian organization have a biblical worldview.”

There’s an even greater drop off among the general population, the study found. For the basic biblical worldview, there’s a drop off from 13% to 6%. For the expanded biblical worldview, the decline is from 9% to just over 3%.

Anderson attributed the change to the continual and growing influence of media.

“These disturbing trends are, yes, due to pastors not consistently teaching biblical theory. But they can also be attributed to young Christians who are not paying attention, who are focused — nearly exclusively, it seems — on their phones, social media and other content they deem more compelling,” he said.

Pastors must provide stability, security, and strategic foresight in the midst of significant political and social uncertainty. It is essential to instill hope, foster unity, and, a sense of connectedness through regular communication that encourages, resolves differences, and mobilizes the congregation to pass through uncharted waters. Read Article

The study suggests, Anderson said, that “we have to continue to explain the cost of salvation … that there is no way to salvation, other than through the sacrificial and atoning death of a sinless Christ. That no one can come to the Father except through the Son, but also that anyone may come through Him.”

An article about the study’s findings on the Probe Ministries website notes that in the Roman Empire in AD 60, biblical worldview Christians accounted for less than 1% of the population. “Three hundred years later, virtually the entire empire was at least nominally Christian.”

“If we will commit ourselves to ‘proclaiming the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light,’ God will bring revival to our land,” it adds.

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Shock: Americans ditch biblical worldview for ‘fake Christianity’

By Rachel Bratton, The Western Journal
Published July 4, 2021 at 1:09pm

American Christianity has fallen. Thanks to cultural corrosion and a lack of biblical literacy, a new “fake Christianity” has raked the dry ground of the American church.

This counterfeit religion is moralistic therapeutic deism, a worldview that has quickly gained prominence and given many Americans a theology that looks nothing like historical Christianity, despite what they may claim.

George Barna, director of research at Arizona Christian University, said MTD — or “watered-down, feel-good, fake Christianity” — is “the most popular worldview in the United States today,” according to Christianity Daily. A recent poll conducted by ACU found that 38 percent of adults hold this view.

What’s more, three out of four people who hold to MTD still consider themselves Christians.

The poll was conducted in February among 2,000 adults with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

“The fact that a greater percentage of people who call themselves Christian draw from [MTD] than from the Bible says a lot about the state of the Christian church in America, in all of its manifestations,” Barna said.

“Simply and objectively stated, Christianity in this nation is rotting from the inside out.”

What Is MTD?

Barna explained to The Western Journal what MTD is and how it affects the way Christians engage in culture.

“MTD is essentially what I would call fake Christianity. Because it has some Christian elements in it, but it’s not really biblical, it’s not really Christian,” Barna said.

He then went on to explain each element of this worldview.

“The moralistic perspective is we’re here to be good people and to try to do good,” Barna said. “That’s really what life is about. I’ll be good to you, you be good to me, it’ll all work out.

“The therapeutic aspect is everything is supposed to be geared to making me feel good about myself, ultimately to make me happy.”

Deism is the idea that God created the world but has no direct involvement in it. Basically, according to MTD, there is a distant God who just wants everyone to be nice, and the purpose of life is to be happy.

American “Christians” who have adopted this philosophy have borrowed heavily from the modern secular world, which elevates personal definitions of right and wrong above any objective standard of truth — like the Bible.

According to a study conducted by Lifeway Research, a little more than half of Americans would describe the Bible as a “good source of morals.” Only 38 percent said it was an historical account and 37 percent said it was helpful today.

The study was conducted from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2016, among 1,000 Americans with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

MTD is a cake-and-ice cream theology for those who want to feel good about themselves without sacrificing cultural relevance.

Why Is MTD a Problem?

MTD distorts the God of the Bible in an attempt to make him bless all the dissipations and vanities of the modern world.

“It’s one of those models that says — and there are a number of worldviews that say this — you gotta live in the moment. This is all you’ve got, and you’ve gotta make the most of it,” Barna said.

It makes sense that “Christians” who embrace MTD are hesitant to criticize the culture. How can anyone pass judgment if everyone’s just trying to be happy? The only sin is getting in the way of someone’s personal “truth.”

Without a firm foundation in the Truth, increasing numbers of Christians are ill-prepared to fight the moral battles being waged in our country. That’s why so many are siding with groups like Black Lives Matter and the LGBT movement. They’ll listen to the loudest voice on either side.

Enter the screaming woke mob.

Some “Christians” have tried to argue for secular trends using biblical language. And while it is true that the Bible condemns racism and hatred, progressive agendas certainly do not reflect Christian values. They promote sin under the guise of “loving everyone.”

Followers of Christ have forgotten that Jesus didn’t come to tell people to be nice. His message has always been a stumbling block, and it’s especially hard for 21st-century Americans to accept.

There is no such thing as “your truth”; there is only the Truth and deception.

What Is the Solution?

If the church does not train up believers in the Truth, they will find themselves floundering in a culture that desperately needs Christ.

In essence, Christians need to return to a competent state of biblical literacy.

Churches must focus on shepherding their sheep instead of obsessing over numbers. And believers must take the initiative to read and learn the Bible in order to apply it to their daily lives.

Barna said that conservative Christians were the least likely to talk to others about candidates and issues during the last election cycle. This was because they did not know what they believed or how to put it into words.

“Christians have to be clear about why they believe the Bible is trustworthy, why they would say it’s reliable for their own life, and then to be able to articulate that to other people,” he said.

“Secondly, we’re gonna have to have churches that are willing to bring the Bible into the real world.”

“We found that two-thirds of conservative Christians said they were dying for their pastors not to tell them who to vote for, but how to think biblically about the issues so that they could make up their own minds based on biblical principles,” Barna added.

Having a solid understanding of what the Bible teaches will help Christians engage confidently with the culture. They need to be prepared to give a defense of what they believe, because challenges to their faith are guaranteed.

America needs a firm foundation on which to stand. The Truth is the only one that will not sway with the ever-shifting sands of our sinful culture.

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A WOMAN RIDES THE BEAST’ CONNECTS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH REVELATION 17 & 18 AND IS A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY BIBLE BELIEVER’S LIBRARY

End times author Dave Hunt absolutely nailed it when he wrote ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’, but the ironic part is that Hunt died the exact same year that Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, 2013, the man who would work to usher in the the One World Religion of Chrislam. But Dave Hunt saw it all coming, and his book remains as one of the best, if not the best commentary ever written on the Roman Catholic Church and Revelation 17 & 18.

by Geoffrey Grider June 28, 2021

Dave Hunt saw it all coming, and ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’ remains as one of the best, if not the best commentary ever written on the Roman Catholic Church and Revelation 17 & 18.

How well I remember in the early years of my salvation, the first time I opened a copy of Dave Hunt’s masterwork, ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’, it literally sent chills throughout my body as I read it. Why? Because when I got saved, I was a 30-year Roman Catholic who had be trained in private Jesuit and Franciscan schools, include 3 years as an altar boy. I could have easily been a teacher in a Roman Catholic school, and in fact, was asked by my old priests to come leader a Catholic Youth bible study, but that’s a story for another day.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:3-5 (KJB)

End times author Dave Hunt absolutely nailed it when he wrote ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’, but the ironic part is that Dave Hunt died the exact same year that Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, 2013, the man who would work to usher in the the One World Religion of Chrislam. But Dave Hunt saw it all coming, and his book remains as one of the best, if not the best commentary ever written on the Roman Catholic Church and Revelation 17 & 18.

I know we live in the day and age of everything digital, but there is just something so very special about hold a book in your hands, opening it up and journeying inside of it. God could have chose any medium with which to preserve His word, and He picked a book. That’s good enough for me. The first shipment of ‘A Woman Rides The Beast’ arrived earlier this afternoon, and we invite you to get your very own copy of this amazing end times work. As a former Roman Catholic, I can vouch that everything you read in it is the absolute truth.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Many are amazed to discover in Revelation 17 that there is also another mysterious character at the heart of prophecy – a woman who rides the beast. Who is this woman? Tradition says she is connected with the church of Rome. But isn’t such a view outdated? After all, today’s Vatican is eager to join hands with Protestants worldwide. “The Catholic Church has changed,” is what we hear. Or has it? In “A Woman Rides The Beast”, prophecy expert Dave Hunt sifts through biblical truth and global events to present a well-defined portrait of the woman and her powerful place in the Antichrist’s future empire. Eight remarkable clues in Revelation 17 and 18 prove the woman’s identity beyond any reasonable doubt.

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CRISES IN THE CHURCH: Study Finds 61% Of Christians Are Practical Pagans, Have Embraced The Occult New Age

May 4, 2021 by SkyWatch Editor

REASONS FOR JESUS: It’s common knowledge that the New Age movement has a strong foothold on our culture right now.  Bookstores are lined with best-selling titles teaching people how to use crystals, how to meditate and cultivate “higher consciousness”, and how to make contact with spirit guides as people like Jim Carey and Oprah Winfrey continue to push things like Christ Consciousness and meditation on the masses. As some of you know, I have recently written a book with Josh Peck of SkywatchTV called “The Second Coming of the New Age” (foreword by Bible scholar Dr. Michael Heiser – FREE IN COLLECTION HEREwhere we outline, expose, and refute the doctrines and practices of the New Age movement as being not only false but demonic.

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POPE FRANCIS HANGS IMAGE OF A NAKED JESUS CARESSING THE DEAD BODY OF JUDAS TRULY EXPOSING THE DEMONIC NATURE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Monda explains that the author of this painting is a French Catholic who became impressed by Francis’ words praising the Traitor in his book “When You Pray, Say Our Father.” The artist imagines that after Jesus was crucified, He would have returned to life immediately, gone to the fig tree and taken down Judas body and ministered to it. Monda also reports that Francis loved this painting so much that he has placed it on the wall behind his desk along with another representing Judas.

by Geoffrey Grider April 25, 2021

JUDAS & THE SCANDAL OF MERCY: A report by the Vatican’s own newspaper reveals Pope Francis recently hung an image behind his desk depicting a naked Jesus Christ caressing his dead apostle Judas Iscariot.

 

In the bible, Judas is not only a devil, a liar, a thief and a traitor, he is also the SOP, the son of perdition from 2 Thessalonians 2 who will one day soon return to this earth as Antichrist. Judas does not get forgiven by Jesus Christ, just as Satan receives no forgiveness and neither do the fallen angels. So why, you may ask, does Pope Francis and the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano have a love for Judas the devil? Well, you know what they say, ‘devils of a feather flock together’, or something like that.

“Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” John 6:70 (KJB)

Pope Francis is attracted to lots of devilish things, and has often preached against people having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, so it is little wonder that this evil man would hang a picture of a naked Jesus giving ‘aid and comfort’ to His declared enemy, Judas. Judas died unforgiven, went to his ‘own place’ as Acts 1:25 (KJB) shows us, and is awaiting to call to get in the game as the physical embodiment of Antichrist in the days after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church takes place. Pope Francis will be on hand to welcome the return of Judas, and assist him as the False Prophet of Revelation 13.

Pope Francis hangs blasphemous image of a ‘nude Jesus’ caressing Judas behind his desk at the Vatican

FROM WND: In an article titled “Judas and the Scandal of Mercy,” L’Osservatore Romano dedicated the first three pages of its edition the day before Good Friday to a makeover of the disciple who betrayed the Son of God at the Passover.

The author of the lead editorial, Andrea Monda, said the paper chose this year to honor the “most tragic and unsettling” figure of the Gospel.

Monda explains that the author of this painting is a French Catholic who became impressed by Francis’ words praising the Traitor in his book “When You Pray, Say Our Father.” The artist imagines that after Jesus was crucified, He would have returned to life immediately, gone to the fig tree and taken down Judas’ body and ministered to it. Monda also reports that Francis loved this painting so much that he has placed it on the wall behind his desk along with another representing Judas.

The inside pages of the Vatican paper feature a sermon by Fr. Primo Mazzolari saying that he believes Judas was forgiven by Our Lord; a brief comment by Card. Carlo Maria Martini on Mazzolari’s sermon, saying that each of us can have a Judas inside himself; a text by Giovanni Papini arguing that Judas must have had an ulterior motive to betray Christ because 30 silver coins did not have that great a worth; and a text by Giuseppe Berto impersonating Judas who affirms that Jesus owes His glorification to him.

Pope hangs image of nude Jesus caressing Judas behind his desk

‘One of the most blasphemous and ungodly images’

By Joe Kovacs
Published April 25, 2021 at 5:59pm

A report by the Vatican’s own newspaper reveals Pope Francis recently hung an image behind his desk depicting a naked Jesus Christ caressing his dead apostle Judas Iscariot.

In an article titled “Judas and the Scandal of Mercy,” L’Osservatore Romano dedicated the first three pages of its edition the day before Good Friday to a makeover of the disciple who betrayed the Son of God at the Passover.

The author of the lead editorial, Andrea Monda, said the paper chose this year to honor the “most tragic and unsettling” figure of the Gospel.

The Catholic-defense group Tradition in Action was among the first to blast the display, writing:

The editor – probably obeying an order of Pope Francis – chose to post on its front page the reproduction of a picture, above and below first row, that presents a naked Jesus bending over and tenderly ministering to a dead Judas.

Monda explains that the author of this painting is a French Catholic who became impressed by Francis’ words praising the Traitor in his book “When You Pray, Say Our Father.” The artist imagines that after Jesus was crucified, He would have returned to life immediately, gone to the fig tree and taken down Judas’ body and ministered to it. [Monda] also reports that Francis loved this painting so much that he has placed it on the wall behind his desk along with another representing Judas.

The inside pages of the Vatican paper feature a sermon by Fr. Primo Mazzolari saying that he believes Judas was forgiven by Our Lord; a brief comment by Card. Carlo Maria Martini on Mazzolari’s sermon, saying that each of us can have a Judas inside himself; a text by Giovanni Papini arguing that Judas must have had an ulterior motive to betray Christ because 30 silver coins did not have that great a worth; and a text by Giuseppe Berto impersonating Judas who affirms that Jesus owes His glorification to him.

In the last several decades, this is the first time – as far as we know – that L’Osservatore Romano has promoted Judas Iscariot on its first three pages. It seems the inauguration of a new saint and the official launching of the “Church of Judas” on a Maundy Thursday, the day of his betrayal …

The defense of Judas has been made in the name of the abyss of God’s mercy. So we see that now Divine Mercy, against all the Scriptural evidence, also applies to the most infamous criminal in History.

Are we far from the day when the same mercy will be applied to another Great Traitor, Satan? Does it not appear that the Vatican’s semi-official launching of the “Church of Judas” is the prelude to the coming “Church of Satan”?

Reformation Charlotte was stunned by the news.

“If this isn’t one of the most blasphemous and ungodly images the Roman Catholic Church has ever endorsed – and it has endorsed many – then nothing is,” it stated. Pope Francis is by far the most secular, ungodly pope to take the high office of the Roman Catholic Church in modern history.”

“No pope has ever taken strides to embrace profanity quite to the point that Francis has done. Whether it be his push for global climate control, performing a mass for gay Catholics, or saying that atheists are ‘children of God,’ one cannot deny the non-traditional influence this pope has been in the Vatican for the past few years.”

Author John Zmirak, a senior editor at the Stream, noted, “My own Catholic world is being roiled at the moment by Pope Francis’ latest effort to mark himself off as more ‘enlightened’ than any of his predecessors, going all the way back to St. Peter. He’s trying to redeem the good name of the apostle who betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin, then ran off and hanged himself.”

Zmirak suggested the pope is hypocritical for offering mercy to Judas, but not to politically conservative people today.

“Francis offers no such mercy to citizens worried that immigration into their countries has spiraled out of control,” he writes.

“Remember how he denounced Donald Trump and his supporters who favored a border wall as ‘not Christians.’ He said the same of anyone, anywhere, who manufactures weapons for anybody. Francis emitted this pearl in the course of a speech where he damned Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill for not bombing the tracks to Auschwitz using … weapons, which Francis had just said they shouldn’t have had. In the very same speech.”

“So Francis wants us to consider that Judas might be a saint, but offers no glimmer of empathy to conservative, pro-life voters in the U.S. and other countries.”

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