Category: One World Religion

GERMANY TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON CHRISLAM ‘HOUSE OF ONE’ FOR ONE WORLD RELIGION WORSHIP SERVICES THAT WILL ALSO INCLUDE ATHEISTS

The foundation stone of the House of One in Berlin will be laid at a ceremony on 27 May, marking the end of 10 years of planning and the beginning of an estimated four years of construction, and symbolising a new venture in interfaith cooperation and dialogue. The €47m building, designed by Berlin architects Kuehn Malvezzi, will incorporate a church, a mosque and a synagogue linked to a central meeting space. People of other faiths and denominations, and those of no faith, will be invited to events and discussions in the large hall

by Geoffrey Grider March 1, 2021

On the site of a church torn down by East Germany’s communist rulers, a new place of Chrislam worship is set to rise that will bring Christians, Jews and Muslims under one roof – and it has already been dubbed a “churmosquagogue”.

Prophecy watchers are buzzing as news of the ‘House Of One’ Chrislam worship center being built in Berlin was reported by the Jerusalem Post today. But longtime readers of NTEB were alerted to this way back in 2014 when we first broke the story. Why has it taken so long to finally begin? Because that’s the time it took for Rick Warren, who began Chrislam back in 2008, to pass the torch to Pope Francis who officially codified Chrislam in Abu Dhabi in 2019.

“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.” Revelation 13:5-7 (KJB)

Chrislam is the perfect end times hybrid for a coming time when hybrid humans and animals will populate this earth. It combines the counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism, Islam and apostate Judaism, as well as incorporating atheists, Buddhists, and the entire pantheon of the New Age. The ‘House of One’ in Berlin is a bookend to the Abrahamic Family House being built in Abu Dhabi. Why Berlin? Because Germany led the charge in WWI, WWII and will be center stage for the soon-coming WWIII. This is Chrislam, the One World Religion of Antichrist.

Christians, Muslims and Jews to share Chrislam faith center in Berlin

FROM THE GUARDIAN UK: The foundation stone of the House of One in Berlin will be laid at a ceremony on 27 May, marking the end of 10 years of planning and the beginning of an estimated four years of construction, and symbolising a new venture in interfaith cooperation and dialogue. The €47m building, designed by Berlin architects Kuehn Malvezzi, will incorporate a church, a mosque and a synagogue linked to a central meeting space. People of other faiths and denominations, and those of no faith, will be invited to events and discussions in the large hall.

“THE IDEA IS PRETTY SIMPLE,” SAID ROLAND STOLTE, A CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIAN WHO HELPED START THE PROJECT. “WE WANTED TO BUILD A HOUSE OF PRAYER AND LEARNING, WHERE THESE THREE RELIGIONS COULD CO-EXIST WHILE EACH RETAINING THEIR OWN IDENTITY.”

Andreas Nachama, a rabbi who is turning the vision into reality in partnership with a pastor and imam, said: “There are many different ways to God, and each is a good way.” In the House of One, Christians, Muslims and Jews would worship separately, but would visit each other for religious holidays, commemorations and celebrations, he added.

“IT IS MORE THAN A SYMBOL. IT IS THE START OF A NEW ERA WHERE WE SHOW THERE IS NO HATE BETWEEN US.”

The House of One will be built on the site of St Peter’s church in Petriplatz, which was damaged during the second world war and demolished in 1964 by the GDR authorities. When the foundations of the church were uncovered more than a decade ago, consideration was given to a memorial or a new church on the site. “But we wanted to create a new kind of sacred building that mirrors Berlin today,” said Stolte. “The initiators are acting as placeholders. This is not a club for monotheistic religions – we want others to join us.”

The federal government and the state of Berlin have between them contributed €30m to the cost of the project, with another €9m coming from donations and fundraising. A new drive for contributions, launched in December, is expected to fill the gap of nearly €8m.

The project has been generally supported by faith communities and the public, said Stolte, although “in the first few years there were some fears that we were mixing religions or trying to create a new religion”. The inclusion in the planning of people of no faith was a very important aspect of the House of One project, he said. “East Berlin is a very secular place. Religious institutions have to find new language and ways to be relevant, and to make connections.”

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Davos ‘Great Reset’ conference opened by China’s Xi

Communist leader urges world to ‘stand united and work together’

By Art Moore
Published January 25, 2021 at 8:28pm

The World Economic Forum opened a virtual conference on Monday featuring its Great Reset initiative with a speech from China’s president and general secretary of the Communist Party, Xi Jinping.

WEF founder Klaus Schwab introduced Xi by commending China for its “many initiatives” undertaken “in the spirit of creating a world where all actors assume a responsible and responsive role.”

“Mr. President, I believe this is the time to reset our policies and to work jointly for a peaceful and prosperous world,” Schwab said.

Schwab’s reference to “reset” is the “Great Reset of capitalism” he called for last year to “reform” the world’s democratic systems in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schwab, who hosts the annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, of the world’s most influential political and business leaders, said in his introductory remarks that 2021 “will be the critical year to reestablish trust in our ability to shape our common future in collective and constructive ways” and to “accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy.”

“In view of this objective,” he said, it was his “honor” to introduce the communist leader.

Due to COVID-19, the in-person conference in the Swiss Alps has been replaced this year by the virtual “Davos Agenda” conference this week followed by an in-person “Davos in Asia” summit in Singapore in May.

Schwab said that in the last four years since Xi’s “historic speech in Davos 2017,” the world “has become more independent and more fractured and polarized.”

No doubt alluding to the global leadership of President Trump, who confronted China economically and politically, Schwab said “polarization
“has created the age of disagreement, which threatened to derail humanity.”

“Now, we must come together to ensure that we capture the moment and move into the age of collaboration to build a better world,” the WEF founder said.

In his remarks, Xi urged the global community to put differences aside, warning history shows countries that go it alone “will always fail.”

“As we cope with the current crisis and endeavor to make a better day for everyone, we need to stand united and work together,” the Chinese leader said.

“We have been shown time and again that to beggar thy neighbor, to go it alone and to slip into arrogant isolation will always fail. Let us all join hands and let multilateralism light our way toward a community with a shared future for mankind,” said Xi.

After engaging in a trade war and designating China the No. 1 U.S. enemy, the Trump administration closed with declaring the communist regime is committing genocide against its Muslim Uyghur population.

See the “Davos Agenda” opening:

Every country, industry ‘must be transformed’

Introducing the “Great Reset” initiative last June, Schwab wrote that the COVID-19 lockdowns “may be gradually easing, but anxiety about the world’s social and economic prospects is only intensifying,” warning a “sharp economic downturn has already begun, and we could be facing the worst depression since the 1930s.”

“To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions,” Klaus said at the time.

“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism,” he said.

The United States, however, acheived the “V-shaped recovery” in Gross Domestic Product promised by President Trump, with a record 33.1% GDP increase in the third quarter, at an annualized rate, after a 32.8% dive in the second.

But WEF said in December the need in a post-coronavirus world for “global leaders to come together to design a common recovery path and shape the Great Reset” has never been greater.

‘Unique window of opportunity’

On its “Great Reset” webpage, WEF states that as the world enters a “unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons.”

“Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of the leaders engaged across the Forum’s communities, the Great Reset initiative has a set of dimensions to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.”

Kerry: Biden will propel ‘Great Reset’

In November, WND reported, former Secretary of State John Kerry and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said a Joe Biden presidency would help propel the “Great Reset” plan.

“The notion of a reset is more important than ever before,” Kerry said in a World Economic Forum panel. “I personally believe … we’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time.”

Kerry said Biden is ready to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, which would help drive the “Great Reset.” But rejoining Paris is “not enough,” Kerry said.

“The Biden administration will focus on every sector of the American economy,” he said. “There will be a 2035 goal to achieve net neutrality with respect to power and production.

Kerry said the U.S. is “ready to come back in and help to lead and raise the ambition in Glasgow to accelerate this incredible capacity for a transformation in the private sector.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House coronavirus adviser, has called for “radical changes” in the “infrastructures of human existence” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

He made the statement in an article the scientific journal Cell.

At a conference at Yale University in October, Fauci was asked when the nation could go back to normal. He said Americans won’t be wearing masks “forever” but probably would need to continue with masks and social distancing measures through 2021.

We can’t just go “wherever we want,” he said.

Fauci said the United States needed to increase “international engagement.”

‘The final garrison’

Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former papal ambassador to the United States, warned President Trump in October that he is “the final garrison” against the “Great Reset.”

In an open letter to Trump, the archbishop said globalists are creating a “health dictatorship” to combat the virus, threatening the sovereignty of nations and religious freedom.

Last week, Cardinal Raymond Burke called the “Great Reset” an attempt to manipulate “citizens and nations through ignorance and fear” as Marxist materialism takes hold in the United States, Newsmax reported.

Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis and now a member of the highest judicial authority in the Roman Catholic Church, said in a homily Dec. 12 that the “worldwide spread of Marxist materialism … now seems to seize the governing power over our nation.”

Vigano wrote a letter to Trump in May warning that the COVID-19 pandemic was being used to usher in a “world government” stripping people of their freedoms. In a letter in June, he encouraged Trump in his fight against the “Deep State.”

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THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: VATICAN UNVEILS VISUALLY REPULSIVE 2020 NATIVITY SCENE THAT WOULD BE RIGHT AT HOME IN ANY HORROR MOVIE

The Bible tells us in Isaiah 14 that Satan wants to be just like God, wants to take everything God has, pervert it, and present it as deception. If Satan was to design a nativity scene, it would be unsettling, repulsive, ghastly, creepy, and it would stand in utter opposition to Almighty God. This is exactly what Pope Francis and the Vatican have given the world, a nativity scene that glorifies the Devil in this crazy year of 2020 where the Devil has been given a charge to begin preparations to rule the world for 7 short years during the time of Jacob’s trouble.

The Bible tells us in Isaiah 14 that Satan wants to be just like God, wants to take everything God has, pervert it, and present it as deception. If Satan was to design a nativity scene, it would be unsettling, repulsive, ghastly, creepy, and it would stand in utter opposition to Almighty God. This is exactly what Pope Francis and the Vatican have given the world, a nativity scene that glorifies the Devil in this crazy year of 2020 where the Devil has been given a charge to begin preparations to rule the world for 7 short years during the time of Jacob’s trouble.

by Geoffrey Grider December 12, 2020

Pope Francis and the Vatican uncovered its 2020 manger scene in Saint Peter’s Square Friday, leaving onlookers scattered, scandalized, and scornful. If Satan had a nativity scene, this is what it would look like.

 

We have done hundreds and hundreds of stories, articles and exposés on the Roman Catholic Church that your King James Bible says is the biblical and prophetical Whore of Babylon as found in Revelation 17 and 18. We have shown you the utter spiritual depravity of its leader, Pope Francis, who is not only the Roman Pontifex Maximus, but also the king over the Holy See at Vatican City. We even showed you how he speaks in open defiance of the words of Jesus Christ. And today, Jorge Bergoglio, leader of Chrislam, takes things to a whole, new level with this repulsive nativity scene that is absolutely perfect for this prophetical year of 2020.

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:5,6 (KJB)

The Bible tells us in Isaiah 14 that Satan wants to be just like God, wants to take everything God has, pervert it, and present it as deception. If Satan was to design a nativity scene, it would be unsettling, repulsive, ghastly, creepy, and it would stand in utter opposition to Almighty God. This is exactly what Pope Francis and the Vatican have given the world, a nativity scene that glorifies the Devil in this crazy year of 2020 where the Devil has been given a charge to begin preparations to rule the world for 7 short years in the coming time of Jacob’s trouble.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 (KJB)

Yes, the Pretribulation Rapture is right around the corner, maybe even in the Spring of 2021, but regardless of when that blessed hope event takes place, what you need to know now is that the spirit of Antichrist has been released onto the world, and the irreversible end times countdown has begun. If you’re a Roman Catholic, as I was before I got saved, you need to flee the harlot church and get saved, or stay lost. The Vatican from this point on will only grow in power, as it works to bring in the One World Religion of Chrislam, and then God will burn the whole, demonic, counterfeit Christian system to the ground. Get out while you still can.

Vatican Unveils Hideous Nativity Scene in Saint Peter’s Square

FROM BREITBART NEWS: The Vatican uncovered its 2020 manger scene in Saint Peter’s Square Friday, leaving onlookers scattered, scandalized, and scornful. Observers shoveled abuse upon the unfortunate spectacle, rivaling each other to come up with the most appropriate epithets to describe the appalling scene. “Mummified Mary,” “Weeble Jesus” (after the ovate children’s toys launched by Hasbro in the 1970s), “Martians,” “toilet paper rolls,” and “astronauts” were some of the comparisons made to the cylindrical figures meant to represent the Holy Family, the Magi, and the shepherds at Bethlehem.

Others saw in one ominous figure the helmeted image of “the Mountain” from the Game of Thrones television series, while another conjured up memories of the Robot from Lost in Space:

As one irate Italian wrote on social media of the Vatican manger scene, “Ugliness is the first thing you notice, followed by a lack of familial warmth and the distancing guaranteed by the cylindrical figures. If you wish to judge harshly, the cylinders call to mind the sacred poles of Satanic cults condemned in the Bible.”

Traditionally, a manger scene is intended to evoke feelings of piety and devotion — not pity and revulsion — over the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, and thus this particularly regrettable work offends not only aesthetic sensibilities, but also the religious reverence of the faithful.

The Vatican said the Nativity scene exhibited in St. Peter’s Square was created by the students and faculty of the FA Grue Art Institute, a state-run high school for design, which in the decade of 1965-1975 devoted its scholastic activity to the theme of Christmas.

“WE BELIEVE THAT THIS YEAR’S EXPERIENCE OF A NATIVITY SCENE DONATED BY AN ARTISTIC HIGH SCHOOL IS REALLY A POWERFUL SUMMONS FOR EVERYONE TO INVEST MORE IN THE TRAINING OF THE NEW GENERATIONS BOTH AT THE LEVEL OF MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS AND FOR THE UNIVERSITY WORLD,” SAID BISHOP LORENZO LEUZZI IN A STATEMENT GUARANTEED TO GARNER BROAD CONSENSUS.

Elizabeth Lev, an American art historian living and teaching in Rome, told Breitbart News she thinks the choice was a poor one.

“The Nativity celebrates the Incarnation, God who comes into the world as flesh, not in a totemic form,” Dr. Lev declared. “At the end of this extremely difficult year people are looking for beauty, for something to elevate, inspire, and unite them, and the scene offered in Saint Peter’s Square gives them something else altogether.”

“THE MISSHAPEN FIGURES IN THE NATIVITY SCENE LACK ALL THE GRACE, PROPORTION, VULNERABILITY, AND LUMINOSITY THAT ONE LOOKS FOR IN THE MANGER SCENE,” SHE SAID. “THE ENTIRE POINT OF THIS HOLIDAY IS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE HOLY TRINITY TAKING HUMAN FORM, BORN AS A BABY OF FLESH AND BLOOD, AND THERE IS NOTHING PARTICULARLY HUMAN ABOUT THE FORMS WE SEE BEFORE US.”

“Context is also important and these works are surrounded by Bernini’s majestic colonnade, capped with the monumental figures of the saints, with Saint Peter’s Basilica in the background containing a thousand years of beautiful statuary,” Lev continued.

“It has been a dark year and many have had their faith challenged. Perhaps it would have been better to give them a symbol to rally round rather than an object of mockery,” she said. “This scene leads people to heap derision upon an icon representing the Holy Family. It is unfortunate we couldn’t find something to inspire at least tenderness if not full-on reverence.”

Moreover, Lev concluded, “In the context of last year’s polemics over the Pachamama statue, it seems ill considered to use images that will confuse people and further a sense of division.”

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Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling

If only cranks find the tabulations strange, put me down as a crank

Patrick Basham

November 27, 2020

3:44 PM

To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.

First, consider some facts. President Trump received more votes than any previous incumbent seeking reelection. He got 11 million more votes than in 2016, the third largest rise in support ever for an incumbent. By way of comparison, President Obama was comfortably reelected in 2012 with 3.5 million fewer votes than he received in 2008.

Trump’s vote increased so much because, according to exit polls, he performed far better with many key demographic groups. Ninety-five percent of Republicans voted for him. He did extraordinarily well with rural male working-class whites.

He earned the highest share of all minority votes for a Republican since 1960. Trump grew his support among black voters by 50 percent over 2016. Nationally, Joe Biden’s black support fell well below 90 percent, the level below which Democratic presidential candidates usually lose.

Trump increased his share of the national Hispanic vote to 35 percent. With 60 percent or less of the national Hispanic vote, it is arithmetically impossible for a Democratic presidential candidate to win Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Bellwether states swung further in Trump’s direction than in 2016. Florida, Ohio and Iowa each defied America’s media polls with huge wins for Trump. Since 1852, only Richard Nixon has lost the Electoral College after winning this trio, and that 1960 defeat to John F. Kennedy is still the subject of great suspicion.

Midwestern states Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin always swing in the same direction as Ohio and Iowa, their regional peers. Ohio likewise swings with Florida. Current tallies show that, outside of a few cities, the Rust Belt swung in Trump’s direction. Yet, Biden leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin because of an apparent avalanche of black votes in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. Biden’s ‘winning’ margin was derived almost entirely from such voters in these cities, as coincidentally his black vote spiked only in exactly the locations necessary to secure victory. He did not receive comparable levels of support among comparable demographic groups in comparable states, which is highly unusual for the presidential victor.

We are told that Biden won more votes nationally than any presidential candidate in history. But he won a record low of 17 percent of counties; he only won 524 counties, as opposed to the 873 counties Obama won in 2008. Yet, Biden somehow outdid Obama in total votes.

Victorious presidential candidates, especially challengers, usually have down-ballot coattails; Biden did not. The Republicans held the Senate and enjoyed a ‘red wave’ in the House, where they gained a large number of seats while winning all 27 toss-up contests. Trump’s party did not lose a single state legislature and actually made gains at the state level.

Another anomaly is found in the comparison between the polls and non-polling metrics. The latter include: party registrations trends; the candidates’ respective primary votes; candidate enthusiasm; social media followings; broadcast and digital media ratings; online searches; the number of (especially small) donors; and the number of individuals betting on each candidate.

Despite poor recent performances, media and academic polls have an impressive 80 percent record predicting the winner during the modern era. But, when the polls err, non-polling metrics do not; the latter have a 100 percent record. Every non-polling metric forecast Trump’s reelection. For Trump to lose this election, the mainstream polls needed to be correct, which they were not. Furthermore, for Trump to lose, not only did one or more of these metrics have to be wrong for the first time ever, but every single one had to be wrong, and at the very same time; not an impossible outcome, but extremely unlikely nonetheless.

Atypical voting patterns married with misses by polling and non-polling metrics should give observers pause for thought. Adding to the mystery is a cascade of information about the bizarre manner in which so many ballots were accumulated and counted.

The following peculiarities also lack compelling explanations:

1. Late on election night, with Trump comfortably ahead, many swing states stopped counting ballots. In most cases, observers were removed from the counting facilities. Counting generally continued without the observers

2. Statistically abnormal vote counts were the new normal when counting resumed. They were unusually large in size (hundreds of thousands) and had an unusually high (90 percent and above) Biden-to-Trump ratio

3. Late arriving ballots were counted. In Pennsylvania, 23,000 absentee ballots have impossible postal return dates and another 86,000 have such extraordinary return dates they raise serious questions

4. The failure to match signatures on mail-in ballots. The destruction of mail-in ballot envelopes, which must contain signatures

5. Historically low absentee ballot rejection rates despite the massive expansion of mail voting. Such is Biden’s narrow margin that, as political analyst Robert Barnes observes, ‘If the states simply imposed the same absentee ballot rejection rate as recent cycles, then Trump wins the election’

6. Missing votes. In Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 50,000 votes held on 47 USB cards are missing

7. Non-resident voters. Matt Braynard’s Voter Integrity Project estimates that 20,312 people who no longer met residency requirements cast ballots in Georgia. Biden’s margin is 12,670 votes

8. Serious ‘chain of custody’ breakdowns. Invalid residential addresses. Record numbers of dead people voting. Ballots in pristine condition without creases, that is, they had not been mailed in envelopes as required by law

9. Statistical anomalies. In Georgia, Biden overtook Trump with 89 percent of the votes counted. For the next 53 batches of votes counted, Biden led Trump by the same exact 50.05 to 49.95 percent margin in every single batch. It is particularly perplexing that all statistical anomalies and tabulation abnormalities were in Biden’s favor. Whether the cause was simple human error or nefarious activity, or a combination, clearly something peculiar happened.

If you think that only weirdos have legitimate concerns about these findings and claims, maybe the weirdness lies in you.

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VATICAN FORMING NEW CHRISLAM GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH ‘DEVOUT CATHOLIC’ AND PASSIONATE PRO-ABORTION AND CHILD TRANSGENDER ADVOCATE JOE BIDEN

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s communication office’s publication, hailed Mr Biden’s victory with great emphasis by placing it on its front page. The piece also mentioned Mr Trump’s decision to go to “war” by disputing the results. In short, the president-elect sees eye to eye with the Vatican far more than the Trump administration ever did, as argued by Pasquale Annichino, Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies of Cambridge University.

by Geoffrey Grider November 10, 2020

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s communication office’s publication, hailed Mr Biden’s victory with great emphasis by placing it on its front page. The piece also mentioned Mr Trump’s decision to go to “war” by disputing the results.

 

The globalists that Donald Trump nearly put out of business are licking their lips in anticipation of a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris joint presidency, and rightly so. Joe Biden will lay down and spread wide open to accommodate them, already promising to rejoin the phony Paris Climate Accords and the Iran Nuclear Treaty. Now the Vatican wants a slice or two of the pie, gushing over how ‘devout catholic’ Joe Biden is going to make everything better again. And he will. Things will get much better for the New World Order globalists.

“And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:15-18 (KJB)

Multiple high-ranking Roman Catholic thought leaders have been effusive with praise for Joe Biden, touting him as a ‘devout Catholic’, when in reality just the opposite is true. Joe Biden is 100% pro-abortion, Joe Biden is 100% for helping children as young as 8-years old to become transgender, are these Roman Catholic values? Well, they are in the “new” Catholic Church that Pope Francis has been busy building, the One World Religion we call Chrislam.

The Roman Catholic Church, shown to us in Revelation 17, and the Vatican that we see in Revelation 18, are two wings of the same Beast, and is right now rising in ascendency to fulfill the prophetical role it must play. Pope Francis is looking for all the world like the False Prophet, and now like the wolf he is, makes his move to snap up the United States. Chomp, chomp…tick, tock…time is almost up. Are you ready for what comes next?

Joe Biden and the Vatican: allies in the making?

FROM FORMICHE: Joe Biden is set to become the next president of the US. His entourage is gearing up to restore the nation’s international ties, seeking to repair the damage dealt by President Donald Trump. The past four years have seen a decrease in Washington’s moral leadership and international influence, as Mr Trump’s “America First” policies and his disengagement from multilateral forums botched the US’ historic global outreach.

The president-elect has promised to reverse the course and reach out to allies, in a bid to reinstate Washington’s power to impact global issues. And as the matter of religious freedom is seeping back into the public limelight, Mr Biden is likely to look towards a soft power behemoth: the Vatican.

The US relationship with the Vatican has been frayed by US partisan issues, catalysed by Mr Trump’s administration. The Christian right, who generally sides with him, is opposed to what it perceives to be the pope’s “liberal” agenda (which is explicated in his latest encyclical).

Mr Biden, a devout Catholic and a Democrat, has recently declared that his political views coincide with the Catholic social doctrine. He pledged to reunite his divided nation and heal the festering wounds that are polarising it, asking his supporters – in a convincingly Christian fashion – to “reach out to a Republican” during his victory speech.

In turn, the pope’s attention to climate change, the plight of refugees and favour towards multilateralist approaches resonates well with Mr Biden’s campaign promises (and Democratic platform). Francis’ recent approval of gay civil unions, too, parallels the Democrats’ attention towards the LGBTQ community.

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s communication office’s publication, hailed Mr Biden’s victory with great emphasis by placing it on its front page. The piece also mentioned Mr Trump’s decision to go to “war” by disputing the results.

In short, the president-elect sees eye to eye with the Vatican far more than the Trump administration ever did, as argued by Pasquale Annichino, Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies of Cambridge University. 

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Abp. Viganò warns Trump about ‘Great Reset’ plot to ‘subdue humanity,’ destroy freedom

‘It is you, dear President, who are ‘the one who opposes’ the deep state, the final assault of the children of darkness,’ His Excellency wrote. ‘Place your trust in the Lord.’

Fri Oct 30, 2020 – 1:01 am EST 

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By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

October 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by clicking here. Read it in Italian here.

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OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DONALD J. TRUMP

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Solemnity of Christ the King

Mr. President,

Allow me to address you at this hour in which the fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity. I write to you as an Archbishop, as a Successor of the Apostles, as the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. I am writing to you in the midst of the silence of both civil and religious authorities. May you accept these words of mine as the “voice of one crying out in the desert” (Jn 1:23).

As I said when I wrote my letter to you in June, this historical moment sees the forces of Evil aligned in a battle without quarter against the forces of Good; forces of Evil that appear powerful and organized as they oppose the children of Light, who are disoriented and disorganized, abandoned by their temporal and spiritual leaders.

Daily we sense the attacks multiplying of those who want to destroy the very basis of society: the natural family, respect for human life, love of country, freedom of education and business. We see heads of nations and religious leaders pandering to this suicide of Western culture and its Christian soul, while the fundamental rights of citizens and believers are denied in the name of a health emergency that is revealing itself more and more fully as instrumental to the establishment of an inhuman faceless tyranny.

A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global élite that wants to subdue all of humanity, imposing coercive measures with which to drastically limit individual freedoms and those of entire populations. In several nations this plan has already been approved and financed; in others it is still in an early stage. Behind the world leaders who are the accomplices and executors of this infernal project, there are unscrupulous characters who finance the World Economic Forum and Event 201, promoting their agenda.

The purpose of the Great Reset is the imposition of a health dictatorship aiming at the imposition of liberticidal measures, hidden behind tempting promises of ensuring a universal income and cancelling individual debt. The price of these concessions from the International Monetary Fund will be the renunciation of private property and adherence to a program of vaccination against Covid-19 and Covid-21 promoted by Bill Gates with the collaboration of the main pharmaceutical groups. Beyond the enormous economic interests that motivate the promoters of the Great Reset, the imposition of the vaccination will be accompanied by the requirement of a health passport and a digital ID, with the consequent contact tracing of the population of the entire world. Those who do not accept these measures will be confined in detention camps or placed under house arrest, and all their assets will be confiscated.  

Mr. President, I imagine that you are already aware that in some countries the Great Reset will be activated between the end of this year and the first trimester of 2021. For this purpose, further lockdowns are planned, which will be officially justified by a supposed second and third wave of the pandemic. You are well aware of the means that have been deployed to sow panic and legitimize draconian limitations on individual liberties, artfully provoking a world-wide economic crisis. In the intentions of its architects, this crisis will serve to make the recourse of nations to the Great Reset irreversible, thereby giving the final blow to a world whose existence and very memory they want to completely cancel. But this world, Mr. President, includes people, affections, institutions, faith, culture, traditions, and ideals: people and values that do not act like automatons, who do not obey like machines, because they are endowed with a soul and a heart, because they are tied together by a spiritual bond that draws its strength from above, from that God that our adversaries want to challenge, just as Lucifer did at the beginning of time with his “non serviam.

Many people – as we well know – are annoyed by this reference to the clash between Good and Evil and the use of “apocalyptic” overtones, which according to them exasperates spirits and sharpens divisions. It is not surprising that the enemy is angered at being discovered just when he believes he has reached the citadel he seeks to conquer undisturbed. What is surprising, however, is that there is no one to sound the alarm. The reaction of the deep state to those who denounce its plan is broken and incoherent, but understandable. Just when the complicity of the mainstream media had succeeded in making the transition to the New World Order almost painless and unnoticed, all sorts of deceptions, scandals and crimes are coming to light.

Until a few months ago, it was easy to smear as “conspiracy theorists” those who denounced these terrible plans, which we now see being carried out down to the smallest detail. No one, up until last February, would ever have thought that, in all of our cities, citizens would be arrested simply for wanting to walk down the street, to breathe, to want to keep their business open, to want to go to church on Sunday. Yet now it is happening all over the world, even in picture-postcard Italy that many Americans consider to be a small enchanted country, with its ancient monuments, its churches, its charming cities, its characteristic villages. And while the politicians are barricaded inside their palaces promulgating decrees like Persian satraps, businesses are failing, shops are closing, and people are prevented from living, traveling, working, and praying. The disastrous psychological consequences of this operation are already being seen, beginning with the suicides of desperate entrepreneurs and of our children, segregated from friends and classmates, told to follow their classes while sitting at home alone in front of a computer.

In Sacred Scripture, Saint Paul speaks to us of “the one who opposes” the manifestation of the mystery of iniquity, the kathèkon (2 Thess 2:6-7). In the religious sphere, this obstacle to evil is the Church, and in particular the papacy; in the political sphere, it is those who impede the establishment of the New World Order. 

As is now clear, the one who occupies the Chair of Peter has betrayed his role from the very beginning in order to defend and promote the globalist ideology, supporting the agenda of the deep church, who chose him from its ranks.

Mr. President, you have clearly stated that you want to defend the nation – One Nation under God, fundamental liberties, and non-negotiable values that are denied and fought against today. It is you, dear President, who are “the one who opposes” the deep state, the final assault of the children of darkness.

For this reason, it is necessary that all people of good will be persuaded of the epochal importance of the imminent election: not so much for the sake of this or that political program, but because of the general inspiration of your action that best embodies – in this particular historical context – that world, our world, which they want to cancel by means of the lockdown. Your adversary is also our adversary: it is the Enemy of the human race, He who is “a murderer from the beginning” (Jn 8:44).

Around you are gathered with faith and courage those who consider you the final garrison against the world dictatorship. The alternative is to vote for a person who is manipulated by the deep state, gravely compromised by scandals and corruption, who will do to the United States what Jorge Mario Bergoglio is doing to the Church, Prime Minister Conte to Italy, President Macron to France, Prime Minster Sanchez to Spain, and so on. The blackmailable nature of Joe Biden – just like that of the prelates of the Vatican’s “magic circle” – will expose him to be used unscrupulously, allowing illegitimate powers to interfere in both domestic politics as well as international balances. It is obvious that those who manipulate him already have someone worse than him ready, with whom they will replace him as soon as the opportunity arises.

And yet, in the midst of this bleak picture, this apparently unstoppable advance of the “Invisible Enemy,” an element of hope emerges. The adversary does not know how to love, and it does not understand that it is not enough to assure a universal income or to cancel mortgages in order to subjugate the masses and convince them to be branded like cattle. This people, which for too long has endured the abuses of a hateful and tyrannical power, is rediscovering that it has a soul; it is understanding that it is not willing to exchange its freedom for the homogenization and cancellation of its identity; it is beginning to understand the value of familial and social ties, of the bonds of faith and culture that unite honest people. This Great Reset is destined to fail because those who planned it do not understand that there are still people ready to take to the streets to defend their rights, to protect their loved ones, to give a future to their children and grandchildren. The leveling inhumanity of the globalist project will shatter miserably in the face of the firm and courageous opposition of the children of Light. The enemy has Satan on its side, He who only knows how to hate. But on our side, we have the Lord Almighty, the God of armies arrayed for battle, and the Most Holy Virgin, who will crush the head of the ancient Serpent. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom 8:31).

Mr. President, you are well aware that, in this crucial hour, the United States of America is considered the defending wall against which the war declared by the advocates of globalism has been unleashed. Place your trust in the Lord, strengthened by the words of the Apostle Paul: “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13). To be an instrument of Divine Providence is a great responsibility, for which you will certainly receive all the graces of state that you need, since they are being fervently implored for you by the many people who support you with their prayers.

With this heavenly hope and the assurance of my prayer for you, for the First Lady, and for your collaborators, with all my heart I send you my blessing. 

God bless the United States of America!

+ Carlo Maria Viganò

Tit. Archbishop of Ulpiana

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

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IN UN REBUKE, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LEADS A 32-NATION SIGNING CEREMONY OF DECLARATION THAT STATES THERE IS NO ‘INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION’

Abortion is not health care. Sovereign nations have the right to protect their most vulnerable citizens, including the unborn, and to be free from bullying and coercive efforts to expand abortion on demand. From day one, President Trump and his administration have worked to stop the exportation of abortion, making respect for life the official policy of the United States in our international relations. We join our friends around the world in celebrating this landmark declaration, which builds on the Trump administration’s commitment to promote authentic human rights and dignity at every turn.

by Geoffrey GriderOctober 23, 2020

The Trump administration led a 32-nation signing ceremony of a declaration that affirms there is no international right to abortion.

 

Last night’s debate showed the startling differences between what you would get in a Joe Biden administration versus what we have seen over the past four years of the Trump administration. But there is no more clear-cut difference than what happened just today. The Trump administration firmly rebuked the blood-thirsty United Nations who are pushing for something they call the ‘International Right To Abortion’, and led the battle charge against them. Joe Biden would have sided with the UN against the babies, think about that when you vote.

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:19,20 (KJB)

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support due date abortion, and it will become the law of the land under their administration. Not only that, it will be celebrated as “progress and advancement” when in fact it will be a partnership with the Devil himself. Donald Trump and his team today stood up and a resounding “no!” to the murderous Democrats and the UN who demand infant blood sacrifice upon the altar of Planned Parenthood.

That’s my president, and if value human life, you’d do well to make him your president as well. Murder is not a human right, it’s an inhuman wrong. Abortion is not health care.

Trump Admin Leads 32 Nations in U.N. Rebuke: No International ‘Right’ to Abortion

FROM BREITBART NEWS: On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health & Human Services Alex Azar co-hosted the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration along with the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda.

The declaration serves as a rebuke to the pro-abortion rights U.N. and World Health Organization (W.H.O.).

It states the nations join to promote women’s health as well as the “strength of the family and of a successful and flourishing society.” The governments also affirm “the essential priority of protecting the right to life.”

The nations that signed onto the declaration, which represent 1.6 billion people, also “reaffirm ‘all are equal before the law,’” and that “human rights of women are an inalienable, integral, and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” The governments declare “the inherent ‘dignity and worth of the human person,’ that ‘every human being has the inherent right to life,’ and the commitment ‘to enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.’”

The declaration emphasizes that “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning,” and that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”

The governments also assert that “women and girls must enjoy equal access to quality education, economic resources, and political participation,” as well as equal access to employment and decision-making. “This is the first time these nations have committed to working together – despite cultural and religious differences – to ensure that human rights are extended to every member of the human family,” Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, observed in a statement.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the commitment of the Trump administration to the right to life:

ABORTION IS NOT HEALTH CARE. SOVEREIGN NATIONS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS, INCLUDING THE UNBORN, AND TO BE FREE FROM BULLYING AND COERCIVE EFFORTS TO EXPAND ABORTION ON DEMAND. FROM DAY ONE, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAVE WORKED TO STOP THE EXPORTATION OF ABORTION, MAKING RESPECT FOR LIFE THE OFFICIAL POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES IN OUR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. WE JOIN OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD IN CELEBRATING THIS LANDMARK DECLARATION, WHICH BUILDS ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE AUTHENTIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY AT EVERY TURN.

Additionally, seven member nations of the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint statement that affirms “every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person,” and that it is the sovereign right of nations to make their own laws protecting life from the moment of conception.

“President Trump is standing for the defense of life in the Americas like no other president in history,” Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, said, and added:

AT A TIME WHEN THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION AND COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, WHICH IRONICALLY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROMOTE AND DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE REGION, ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING TO UNDERMINE THE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN, THE UNITED STATES, ACTING IN UNISON WITH EIGHT OTHER OAS MEMBER STATES, IS RAISING ITS VOICE TO SAY IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES AND ITS AFFILIATE BODIES MUST RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE COUNTIES OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE TO ENACT LEGISLATION THAT PROTECTS LIFE FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION.

In August 2019, Pompeo and Azar sent a joint letter inviting other world leaders to stand with the United States in defending life against the efforts within the U.N. to create an international right to abortion on demand.

In their letter, Pompeo and Azar asked other governments to join with the U.S. “in ensuring that every sovereign state has the ability to determine the best way to protect the unborn and defend the family as the foundational unit of society vital to children thriving and leading healthy lives.”

“[P]lease encourage other countries in your region to join this growing coalition to push back against harmful efforts to interpret long-standing international instruments as requiring anti-family and pro-abortion policies,” Pompeo and Azar wrote to the other world leaders, “and to promote proactively positions that will protect families and strengthen the health of all people.” 

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G20 INTERFAITH FORUM MEETS THIS WEEK TO ADVANCE THE ONE WORLD RELIGION OF CHRISLAM AS LAID OUT IN THE POPE’S DECLARATION OF HUMAN FRATERNITY

The Oct. 13-17 G20 interfaith forum was organized online due to the COVID0-19 pandemic. The line-up of the seventh edition of the forum included Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople; representatives from the United Nations, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the World Muslim League, and the European Commission.

by Geoffrey Grider October 14, 2020

As leaders from ten different religious traditions “gathered” through Zoom at an G20 Interfaith Forum hosted in Saudi Arabia, Pope Francis’s Chrislam document on human fraternity had a central place in the discussions.

 

While the lukewarm Laodicean church slumbers, assembling of the prophesied One World Religion of Chrislam proceeds ahead at full speed. As you read this, right now in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, something called the G20 Interfaith Forum is meeting to discuss how Islam, Judaism and Roman Catholicism can “come together” to create world peace. If there wasn’t so much dust on your King James bible, you would know exactly what I’m talking about.

“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 17:4,5 (KJB)

We call it Chrislam, the lost world refers to it by various other names like the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative, the Declaration of Human Fraternity, the Abraham Accords, but no matter what you call it, you wind up in the same place. 2019 was the year that Chrislam was ratified, codified, fostered and financed, and 2020 is the year that it was adopted by the lost leaders of this world. This is the One World Religion of Chrislam warned about in Revelation, it has begun, it is here. Funny thing, when we first started doing stories on Chrislam ten years ago, people called me a conspiracy theorist, an alarmist, and a purveyor of clickbait. In 2020, everything I told you was coming is now here, and exceeding my original expectations. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I have a King James bible and I believe what it says. You should try it sometime.

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 (KJB)

Oh, in case you’re wondering, Jesus Christ has not been invited to the G20 Interfaith Forum, He is far too divisive a figure to be included in such an august council of religious leaders, you won’t hear His name one time. But you will hear talk about the “brotherhood of man”, “gender inclusivity”, and the need for “climate justice”. The agenda of Antichrist.

G20 Interfaith Forum urges putting ‘human dignity back at the center’ of global debate

FROM CRUX NOW: “We must put human dignity back at the center and on that pillar build the alternative social structures we need,” said Miguel Ángel Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, directly quoting from Fratelli Tutti, the papal encyclical released Oct. 4.

His words came during a high-level summit called the G20 Interfaith Forum ahead of the meeting of the G20 leaders in Riyadh next month, where government leaders from 19 countries and the European Union will gather to discuss international economic cooperation.

The Oct. 13-17 interfaith forum was organized online due to the COVID0-19 pandemic. The line-up of the seventh edition of the forum included Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople; representatives from the United Nations, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the World Muslim League, and the European Commission.

KAICIID was founded by Saudi Arabia, Spain and Austria with the Holy See as a Founding Observer Member. It is an effort on behalf of the Islamic world to reach out to other faiths in pursuit of transnational, intercultural, and interreligious dialogue.

“THE STORY OF THIS G20 INTERFAITH FORUM DOES NOT BEGIN TONIGHT AND END IN FIVE DAYS’ TIME HOWEVER,” SAID KAICIID SECRETARY GENERAL FAISAL BIN MUAAMMAR. “THE STORY BEGAN IN JULY, WITH THE FIRST CONSULTATION BETWEEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS, FAITH-BASED EXPERTS AND POLICY MAKERS IN THE ARAB REGION.”

After this first stage, there were consultations that brought together 500 participants, representing 10 faith traditions in 70 countries on five continents.

The chairman of the G20 religious forum explained that the “Road to Riyadh” has wound its way through Asia, North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East in a series of unprecedented consultations on some of the most pressing challenges in the field of human development.

This process took place despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a wonky internet connection at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting. Regardless, “these consultations have not lacked passion, urgency or direction,” said bin Muaammar.

“WE HAVE HEARD POWERFUL TESTIMONY ON THEMES BEING CONSIDERED BY THIS FORUM – ON THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, GENDER INEQUALITY, ECONOMIC IMBALANCE AND POOR GOVERNANCE,” HE SAID.

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a “historical responsibility” ahead of the G20 summit, and the interfaith forum must prepare the stage adequately, he argued, providing a series of recommendations.

“Of course,” Moratinos said, the issues of gender inequality and climate change will be addressed by the leaders of the G20 countries, including the United States, Russia, China, India, South Africa, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Australia. But the “essential” recommendation religious leaders can give political ones, he continued, are on ethics and spirituality, both needed today, when the world is in crisis.

Long before the UN was born, Moratinos acknowledged, different faiths embraced the notion of equal rights for all human beings: “In that sense, it came as no surprise that since the pandemic, we have witnessed how faith-based organizations and their leaders have embodied the principle of leaving no one behind and fighting for social justice, contributing to mobilizing resources and support the hardest to reach.”

“FAITH ACTORS HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF BEING ON THE FRONTLINES WHEN CRISES HIT HOME,” HE SAID. “IN A LIFE-ALTERING CRISIS, WHEN PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE AND UPROOTED FROM THEIR LIVES, FAITH HAS OFTEN BEEN THEIR ANCHOR AND THE PLACE THEY TURN TO FOR CONSOLATION AND HOPE.”

Again quoting the pontiff, Moratinos said that the time for “parallel monologues” is over, and the time has come for a “constructive and sustainable dialogue.”

The critical situation of the world – due to the new coronavirus, the impact of the lockdown on mental health and economies, the rising poverty, unemployment and inequality, are among the things listed by several panelists – implores religious leaders to come together, and this was the core message of the opening session.

In the words of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies: “Religion is a great power that can be a bridge. I would love to see religious leaders act as fire brigades to put out fires and save people’s lives wherever they are; they don’t ask ‘how did this fire break out?’ but ‘how can we put it out and prevent it?’”

During his remarks, Ayuso argued that believers of different religious traditions can offer valuable contributions to universal fraternity wherever they are. Quoting the pope, he said that the voices of the powerful and “experts” shouldn’t be the only ones heard in public debate.

“ROOM NEEDS TO BE MADE FOR REFLECTIONS BORN OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS THAT ARE THE REPOSITORY OF CENTURIES OF EXPERIENCE AND WISDOM,” THE CARDINAL SAID.

To address the “very dark moment” humanity is going through, Ayuso said, adequate solutions are needed to address the problems of “our existential life,” with the human family coming together in a spirit of friendship, proposing answers to common problems. Religious leaders in particular, he said, need to be a “contagion of hope.”

“Let us then witness to our religious communities as well as to our societies in which we live: Unity, solidarity and fraternity, for bettering our ‘common home,’ as Pope Francis is continuously reminding us all,” Ayuso said. “This is our public responsibility be it political, socio-economical or religious.”

In order to find an adequate “therapy” to end the world crisis and to prevent a new one in the future, it’s necessary to answer Pope Francis’s call to “reaffirm that we are members of the one human family.”

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Alarming’: 52 Percent of Evangelical Churchgoers Reject Absolute Moral Truth

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, October 7, 2020

‘ALARMING’: 52 PERCENT OF EVANGELICAL CHURCHGOERS REJECT ABSOLUTE MORAL TRUTH

A slight majority of evangelical churchgoers believe there is no moral absolute truth, while three-quarters think people are “basically good,” according to a new report that its authors call “alarming.”

The poll by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University examined the views of attendees of evangelical, Pentecostal/charismatic, mainline Protestant and Catholic churches on 51 beliefs and behaviors.

Among the findings, the survey discovered that a majority of evangelicals (52 percent), Pentecostals/charismatics (69 percent), mainline Protestants (58) and Catholics (69 percent) say there is no absolute moral truth that applies to everyone, all the time.

On the question of sin, a large majority of evangelicals (75 percent), Pentecostals/charismatics (76 percent), mainline Protestants (81 percent) and Catholics (84 percent) disagree with the statement, “People are not basically good; we are sinners.”

“American Christianity is rapidly conforming to the values of the post-Christian secular culture,” the report’s authors wrote.

Significantly, the survey only examined the beliefs of church attendees, not limiting it to those who have professed certain beliefs or who say they have embraced Christ’s teachings. Still, its findings likely will disturb many within the Christian community.

The survey also found that among evangelical churchgoers:

  • 43 percent believe Jesus sinned.
  • 43 percent do not believe that there is a common, God-given purpose to humanity.
  • 42 percent seek moral guidance primarily from sources other than the Bible.

A news release from the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University called the results “alarming for evangelicalism.”

“What makes that trend so significant is that evangelical churches, by definition, teach that the Bible is the authoritative word of God that teaches not only salvation by grace alone but also an array of life principles that are meant to drive one’s thoughts and actions,” CRC said in the release.

George Barna, director of research at the Cultural Research Center, said the data “represents a post-Christian Reformation driven by people seeking to retain a Christian identity.”

“Unfortunately, the theology of this reformation is being driven by American culture rather than biblical truth,” Barna said. “The worldviews embraced by the adherents of these distinct religious communities reflect contemporary, worldly influence, rather than biblical influence.”

The findings are based on a January survey of 2,000 U.S. adults.

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REVELATION 18: POPE FRANCIS DEMANDS THAT SUPRANATIONAL BODIES LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS BE GIVEN MORE AUTHORITY TO CONTROL THE WORLD

The work of the United Nations, the pope insists, “can be seen as the development and promotion of the rule of law, based on the realization that justice is an essential condition for achieving the ideal of universal fraternity.” “There is need to prevent this Organization from being delegitimized, since its problems and shortcomings are capable of being jointly addressed and resolved,” he adds.

by Geoffrey Grider October 4, 2020

Pope Francis makes his best case for multilateralism in a new teaching letter, calling for more authority for supranational organizations like the United Nations.

 

I will give Pope Francis credit for one thing, and that is he constantly continues to prove me right when I make the connection between the Vatican and Revelation 17 and 18. What do we see when we read those sections of our King James Bibles? We see a multi-headed beast that a woman rides, the ‘holy mother’ church, and it is both a religious system of control as well as a political system of control. And we see one man in charge of both. Jorge Bergoglio rules as Pope Francis over the Roman Catholic Church, and he is the king over the Holy See, the legally recognized government of the Vatican.

“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.” Revelation 18:9,10 (KJB)

Pope Francis hates free and open societies that run on the free and fair exchange of goods and services created by the private sector, what we call capitalism.  The AP reports that “Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs.” Yes, and replace it with what? Socialism? Communism? What system would the Jesuit Socialist from Argentina prefer? Hmm…

If you’re fooled by this end times dog and pony show it’s only because you’re either saved and so backslidden you never read your bible, or you’re unsaved and headed for a devil’s Hell with Jorge Bergoglio. Why don’t you take a moment, admit you’re a sinner, and ask the Lord to save you? Eternity is far too long a time period to spend it burning in Hell alongside every pope the Roman Catholic Church ever produced.

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ITS VATICAN SYSTEM IS ABSOLUTELY THE WHORE OF BABYLON

Pope Francis Calls for Giving United Nations Organization ‘Real Teeth’ To Control The Entire World

FROM BREITBART NEWS: “The twenty-first century is witnessing a weakening of the power of nation states, chiefly because the economic and financial sectors, being transnational, tend to prevail over the political,” the pope writes in the encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti (Brothers All), released on Sunday.

“GIVEN THIS SITUATION, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO DEVISE STRONGER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY ORGANIZED INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, WITH FUNCTIONARIES WHO ARE APPOINTED FAIRLY BY AGREEMENT AMONG NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS, AND EMPOWERED TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS,” THE POPE ADVISES IN THE 43,000-WORD TEXT.

“When we talk about the possibility of some form of world authority regulated by law, we need not necessarily think of a personal authority,” the pontiff asserts. “Still, such an authority ought at least to promote more effective world organizations, equipped with the power to provide for the global common good, the elimination of hunger and poverty and the sure defence of fundamental human rights.”

Among the possible candidates for such a role, the pope turns his attention to the United Nations Organization, with which he enjoys close ties.

“IN THIS REGARD, I WOULD ALSO NOTE THE NEED FOR A REFORM OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION, AND LIKEWISE OF ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCE, SO THAT THE CONCEPT OF THE FAMILY OF NATIONS CAN ACQUIRE REAL TEETH,” FRANCIS DECLARES, CITING A TEXT FROM HIS PREDECESSOR, POPE BENEDICT XVI.

“Needless to say, this calls for clear legal limits to avoid power being co-opted only by a few countries and to prevent cultural impositions or a restriction of the basic freedoms of weaker nations on the basis of ideological differences,” he writes.

The work of the United Nations, the pope insists, “can be seen as the development and promotion of the rule of law, based on the realization that justice is an essential condition for achieving the ideal of universal fraternity.”

“THERE IS NEED TO PREVENT THIS ORGANIZATION FROM BEING DELEGITIMIZED, SINCE ITS PROBLEMS AND SHORTCOMINGS ARE CAPABLE OF BEING JOINTLY ADDRESSED AND RESOLVED,” HE ADDS.

“The seventy-five years since the establishment of the United Nations and the experience of the first twenty years of this millennium have shown that the full application of international norms proves truly effective, and that failure to comply with them is detrimental,” Francis states.

The Charter of the United Nations is “an obligatory reference point of justice and a channel of peace,” he declares, and thus “there can be no room for disguising false intentions or placing the partisan interests of one country or group above the global common good.”

Among the normative instruments for the peaceful resolution of controversies, “preference should be given to multilateral agreements between states, because, more than bilateral agreements, they guarantee the promotion of a truly universal common good and the protection of weaker states,” he declares.At the same time, Pope Francis notes certain “shortcomings” of the international community, including “its lack of coordination in complex situations, its lack of attention to fundamental human rights and to the critical needs of certain groups.”

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