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RICK WARREN, ROMAN CATHOLIC MYSTICS AND POPE FRANCIS

LTRP Note: This series by Roger Oakland is one of the most significant stories we have ever covered. You will come to understand this as the rest of the series unfolds. If you have not read our articles/booklets The New Evangelization From Rome or Finding the True Jesus or The Jesuit Agenda, we encourage you to do so to help come up to speed on the Road to Rome issue. Considering the millions of Christians being influenced by Rick Warren and the Purpose Driven movement worldwide, what is happening here simply cannot be ignored.

By Roger Oakland
Understand the Times

What did he say? This is exactly the direction we predicted he would go! It will be crucial that skeptics hear and see this interview. These were my thoughts when I first watched the EWTN interview with Rick Warren and Raymond Arroyo provided by YouTube. April 11, 2014. The comments by Rick Warren in response to Arroyo’s questions from an interview that took place at Warren’s church in southern California were stunning. There is no room for doubt: Warren’s march towards ecumenical unity with Rome is becoming clearer and bolder as time passes.

The interview opened with the following question from Arroyo:

The Purpose Drive Life is the bestselling book in the world – 36 million plus copies. It’s been translated more than any book except the Bible. What is the key to that success? Why were so many people touched by that book and continue to be? [1]

Warren’s response to this question provides insight to two very important questions – the inspiration behind the book and the reason why it was written. His own words confirm that Roman Catholic mystics and their writings have been a strong influence on him personally and his ministry. This affinity associates him with the emerging church as well as numerous other statements he has made in the past. Warren responded:

You know, Ray, There is not a single new thought in Purpose Driven Life that teresaavilahadn’t been said for 2,000 years. I’ve just said it in a fresh way. I said it in a simple way. When I was writing Purpose Drive Life it took me 7 months, 12 hours a day. I’d get up at 4:30 in the morning. I’d go to a little study. Start at 5 a.m. I was fasting til noon and I would light some candles and I would start writing and rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. One of the things I did before I wrote the book was, um, I’d ask the question—How do you write a book that lasts 500 years? For instance, um, Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis, Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. Ok? The Desert Fathers, St. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila. All of these great, classic devotional works. Any one of them—I just realized that in order to be timeless you have to be eternal. Click here to continue reading.

 

 

Protestants Who Don’t Unite With Catholics are Guilty of “Spiritual Racism”

LTRP Note: In March, we posted “The Unification of Hyper-Charismatics and the Catholic Church,” an article by Roger Oakland, discussing the recent hearty endorsement Kenneth Copeland gave the Catholic church via his public meeting with “evangelist” for the Catholic church, Anglican Tony Palmer (who claims Pope Francis is his mentor). John Lanagan is now presenting further evidence of this ecumenical uniting taking place under the guise of Christian brotherhood. If you are not sure why the Catholic church is NOT biblical Christianity, please do the homework. We offer countless articles and resources on this subject. Underneath the video below, you can see some of those. Things are moving very quickly right now. Bible-believing Christians watching this video will sense an urgency as we are called racists who are standing in the way of spiritual progress. The stage is being set for persecution on those who do not take the road to Rome.

Tony Palmer with Kenneth Copeland

By John Lanagan
My Word Like Fire Ministries

 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1)

What are the strands that will be woven together to form the false church?

Tony Palmer states he receives financial support from Kenneth Copeland and claims he has been “consecrated” by Pope Francis to be a bridge for further unity among Protestants and Catholics. You may have seen the message from the Pope that Tony Palmer played at Kenneth Copeland’s convention. It is included in the below video.

According to Palmer, “…the protest of Luther is over. And therefore now we are all living in a post-Protestant era…” (8:00 in video)

The Protestants who disagree are suffering from “spiritual racism.” (8:40) Click here to continue reading this article by John Lanagan.

Important Articles and Resources:

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The New Evangelization From Rome Or Finding the True Jesus Christ

Letter to the Editor: Concerned About Voice of the Martyrs Catholic Promotion

Mrs. Prest – She Said No to Apostasy and Became a Martyr

 

 

The Unification of Hyper-Charismatics and the Catholic Church

By Roger Oakland

The following news item and video clip reveals how far the ecumenical movement has gone and how close we are to the unification of Rome with “Charismatic evangelicals” and eventually all religions. This is something that Understand The Times has been predicting for some years as the present Pope Francis and the last two Popes, Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul have been active in promoting the New Evangelization.

The purpose of the New Evangelization is to promote the Roman Catholic gospel by reaching out to all religions as well as the separated brethren and introducing them to the Eucharistic Christ.

Evangelicals who believe there will be a great revival (rather than a great apostasy) in the last days centered around the outpouring of the Holy Spirit are candidates for this delusion.

Eventually all religions and a false Christianity will form the counterfeit bride also called the harlot. This will happen as the result of the “lying signs of wonders.”

So-called evangelical Bible believing Christians who fall for the Pope’s call for unity will become members of the One World Religion that prepares the way for the antichrist. Roman Catholics promote that the outpouring of the “Holy Spirit” in the last days will bring about unity of religions for the cause of peace. They say that “Mary” is the one responsible for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. They say that the “Eucharistic Reign of Jesus” will soon be established and the “Kingdom of God will be established here on earth with Rome as the headquarters. “Kingdom Now” evangelicals like Copeland and his followers are more than ready to follow the Pope and his plan.

Also, remember that Pope Francis is a Jesuit. The Jesuit plan is to reunite “Christianity” by declaring that the Reformation was not valid and that the Pope is the Head of the Church.
Christians who have discernment and understand what is happening because of insight from their knowledge of the scriptures will be labeled as troublemakers and persecuted for refusing to accept this final delusion.

The return of Jesus Christ is at hand.

February 21 – Pope Francis and the Future of Charismatic Christianity

Article: One World Religion
 

A recent meeting of ministers associated with the prosperity-preaching Word of Faith branch of charismatic Christianity received a surprise announcement: Pope Francis had sent a message to the conference. It was something of a historic moment.

Beginning around the thirty-minute mark of the above video, Francis speaks in Italian and English subtitles are provided at the bottom. As part of his greeting, the pope chose to highlight two themes, his joy at their desire to worship together in prayer to the Father for the Spirit to come and his yearning for Christians to become one again.

Francis described the current state of Christianity as one of separated families, by which he meant both biological families and the family of God. It was not lost on the Holy Father that the fractures in Christianity are also fractures between individuals. He asks, “Who is to blame for this separation?” and answers, “We all share the blame. We have all sinned.” Such a statement expresses the fraternity Francis wishes to restore, nothing more, nothing less. He went on to say that his desire is for this separation to end and a communion to begin again.

Click here to read this entire article and to see the video. Please watch this video using the utmost discernment. You will see how far the evangelical church has fallen.

Weekly News in Review From Understand the Times

Lighthouse Trails 2013 Year in Review—PART 3 – Homosexuality Takes World By Storm – Top 10 Stories in 2013

If 2013 will be remembered for one particular societal change, it is that the acceptance of homosexuality took the world by storm. Although it has been rising in prominence for many years, 2013 saw unprecedented changes. From people being sued and even going to jail for standing up for their convictions that practicing homosexuality is wrong to evangelical denominations openly accepting the practice and organizations like the Boy Scouts reversing their opposition, the world has experienced a paradigm shift. Below our Top 10 Stories in 2013 for coverage on the homosexual issue. Note: Lighthouse Trails is particularly grateful for the reporting done on this issue by Christian News Network. Their research has been accurate, their manner biblical, and their courage to speak the truth commendable.

1) Boy Scouts Vote to Allow Openly Practicing Homosexual Members (USA Today)Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail
2) Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Elects First Openly Homosexual Bishop  (Associated Press)
3) Co-Ed Bathroom Bill Passes Education Committee  (Christian Newswire)
4) Ex-Homosexual  (Exodus International) Ministry Closes Following Apology for Judging “Who’s Worthy of His Kingdom (Christian News Network)
5) U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act, Upholds Homosexual ‘Marriage’  (Christian News Network)
6) Queen Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill in England, Wales  (Religious News Service)
7) Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a “Hate Crime” (Christian News Network)
8) Pastor Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Aiding in the Protection of Former Lesbian Lisa Miller and Daughter Isabella  (Logan Daily)
9) At evangelical colleges, a shifting attitude toward gay students  (CNN)
10) The Implications of Pope Francis Recent Remarks about Homosexuality and Abortion  (Christian News Network)

Lighthouse Trails 2013 Year in Review—PART 2 – Top 7 Out-of-House News Stories in 2013

In Part 2 of the Lighthouse Trails 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW, we are presenting the Top 7 Out-of-House News Stories. These are from various  religious and secular news sources. We posted these stories this past year for research and informational purposes and not as an endorsement of the sources.

1) Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report: We Did 333,964 Abortions; 1 Every 94 Seconds – “We are so proud of the year’s many successes.” (CNS News)
2) Washington Post Recognizes Large Influence Contemplative Spirituality Has On American Christians  (Washington Post)
3) Presbyterian Church USA Teams Up With American Islamists (The Clarion Project)
4)  IRS Admits to Intentional Targeting of Conservative Groups (Christian News Network)
5)  San Diego Judge OKs Yoga in Schools, Denies Religious Component  (NBC)
6) “Catholic, Protestant Churches Sign Historic Baptism Agreement” – Recognizing Each Others Baptisms  (Christian Post)
7) Pope Francis calls for intensified dialogue with Muslims – Everyone “a brother or sister.” (USA Today)

Time magazine names Pope Francis its ‘Person of the Year’ – “Captured the Imaginations of Millions”

 

LTRP Note: After reading the article below by the Washington Post, please re-read some of the 2013 Lighthouse Trails coverage on Pope Francis. (See the links below the article.) When you consider that the new pope is contemplative, interspiritual, ecumenical, and soft toward the homosexual issue – basically, an emerging “progressive” pope – it’s no wonder Time magazine (which promotes all of the above) named Pope Francis “Person of the Year.”

By Lillian Cunningham
The Washington Post

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 04: Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's square for his weekly audience on December 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. At the end of his General Audience Pontiff called on everyone to pray for a group of nuns taken by force from the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Tecla in the ancient Christian town of MaÕlula in Syria. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)The red border of Time magazine will frame Pope Francis as its 2013 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday morning. By the judgment of Time’s editorial staff, the pope — elected earlier this year after a surprise resignation by predecessor Pope Benedict XVI — was the most influential global newsmaker of the past 12 months. Earlier this week, Time narrowed the finalists down to 10, then five. Pope Francis ultimately won out over NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Texas senator Ted Cruz and gay rights activist Edith Windsor.

“[W]hat makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all,” Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias write in the cover story. “In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church.”

Coverage by Lighthouse Trails:

United Nations Chief Hails Pope Francis as “a Spiritual Leader of the World”

The Implications of Pope Francis Recent Remarks about Homosexuality and Abortion

Pope Francis calls for intensified dialogue with Muslims – Everyone “a brother or
sister.”

Pope Francis – Spiritually “Founded” on a Contemplative Tradition

Evangelical Leaders Luis Palau and Rick Warren Salute Pope Francis – What Are the Implications?

The New Evangelization From Rome Or Finding the True Jesus Christ


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