You have probably seen the video of Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer, Evangelical Pastor Kenneth Copeland, and Roman Catholic’s Pope Francis all calling for the “Chrisunity”. What’s wrong with this unity? Why that event is so significant in Bible’s prophecy?
The Mortally-Wounded Beast From The Sea
There are two prominent powers prophesied in Revelation 13. The first one is the “beast from the sea” being symbolized by the “leopard with ten horns and seven heads” where one of its head had a mortal wound but is now healed and all the world marveled after him. This beast from the sea is no other than the Roman religious power. Those who are studying Bible prophecies know that the head that was mortally wounded but is now healed is the Papacy. This is the same power as the Little Horn in Daniel 7:8, 8:9. (This link will explain it in detail)
This Little Horn power did many things against God, against His truth, against His Word, and against His saints.
Revelation 13:5 “and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue forty and two months.”
Revelation 13:6 “And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, even them that dwell in the heaven.”
Before the Papacy was mortally wounded, she introduced many doctrines and teachings that are against the Bible. Her reign lasted for 42 prophetic months (or 1,260 years) commonly called as the Dark Ages. This is the reason why Protestantism emerged. They protested against the atrocities and unbiblical teachings of the Roman Catholic Church led by the Papacy. This article here summarized those false teachings for us.
Revelation 13:7 “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.”
Anyone can look back at the history and see how the Little Horn fulfilled those atrocities. In fact, even the Papacy knows her acts. Here is the link where Pope John Paul II ask humanity for the forgiveness. This asking of forgiveness was also prophesied about a century ago before it was acted upon by Pope John Paul II. Read along for the exact prophetic words.
And in spite of all these acts against God, the Little Horn is still being marveled at by the world after its wound was healed.
Revelation 13:3 “One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.”
Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, everyone whose name hath not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that hath been slain. “
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The Lamb-Dragon Beast (Beast From The Earth)
The other power declared prophetically in Revelation 13 is the “beast from the earth” being symbolized by the “lamb with two horns but speaks like the dragon”. Again, any Bible prophecy students can easily point out that this power is fulfilled by the United States of America.
And Revelation 13:12 tells us that the lamb-like beast “exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.”
In other words, the apostate Protestant churches which started in the United States of America will openly heed and embrace the call for unity among Christendom–a unity under the leadership of the Little Horn once again. And this unity still proclaims all the false teachings that will lead many to worship the image of the beast, the mortally-wounded beast, and eventually the Dragon–the Old Serpent.
This prophecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes, in this generation of ours.
Apostate Protestantism Unity With The Mortally-Wounded Beast
Kenneth Copeland, a well-known Evangelical and Protestant preacher, together with the “church leaders representing thousands of members”, is seen in this recent video giving blessings to the Pope to unite Christendom for whatever purpose the Papacy has in mind.
Pope Francis message was delivered by Anglican Episcopal bishop named Tony Palmer. Before the video was shown, Palmer reminded the audience of the fall of the Protestantism led by Martin Luther during the Reformation period:
“Brothers and sisters, Luther’s protest is over. Is yours?”
(from Youtube user MICHAEL GOMES)
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What Is Wrong With This Unity?
This call for unity among Christians is very dangerous for one main reason:
The fundamental doctrines of God are still trampled upon. The Papacy is still proclaiming its doctrines that are mixed with paganism. Her teachings are still the same.The apostate Protestant churches are still clinging to their unbiblical teachings. The man-made institutions, such as the man-made marriage and man-made Sabbath-rest (Sunday-keeping), are supported and proclaimed. These acts show their rebellion against God’s biblical marriage and the seventh-day Sabbath-rest. Further, the entity who calls himself as the Vicar of Christ on earth put his trust in the evolutionists instead of the Creation account of the Bible.
How can a Bible-believing Christian be united with these falsehoods?
Imagine a church with members having different doctrines and beliefs. How can that be united? The solution for them is to set aside the doctrines and dogmas and embrace the ‘brotherly love’. You heard it right. The Papacy and leaders of the apostate Protestant churches have no problem setting aside God’s truth for as long as the Little Horn has the authority. The Bible calls it Babylon–confusion.
Where Will This Unity Go?
Revelation 13 tells us the complete story.
Revelation 13:12 “…and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.”
And how will they do that? What will be the consequence to those who will not worship the beast?
Revelation 13:15 “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.”
Revelation 13:16 “Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,
Revelation 13:17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”
Listen how Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer describes those who will not join this unity.
Prophesied Long Time Ago
This unity between Protestant churches with the Papacy was prophesied long time ago. Here is what Ellen White said about Protestantism’s heart toward the Papacy in the last days.
“Romanism is now regarded by Protestants with far greater favor than in former years. In those countries where Catholicism is not in the ascendancy, and the papists are taking a conciliatory course in order to gain influence, there is an increasing indifference concerning the doctrines that separate the reformed churches from the papal hierarchy; the opinion is gaining ground that, after all, we do not differ so widely upon vital points as has been supposed, and that a little concession on our part will bring us into a better understanding with Rome. The time was when Protestants placed a high value upon the liberty of conscience which had been so dearly purchased. They taught their children to abhor popery and held that to seek harmony with Rome would be disloyalty to God. But how widely different are the sentiments now expressed!
The defenders of the papacy declare that the church has been maligned, and the Protestant world are inclined to accept the statement. Many urge that it is unjust to judge the church of today by the abominations and absurdities that marked her reign during the centuries of ignorance and darkness. They excuse her horrible cruelty as the result of the barbarism of the times and plead that the influence of modern civilization has changed her sentiments.” – EGW, “Liberty of Conscience Threatened“, The Great Controversy, ch35.
The Roman Church now presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of horrible cruelties. She has clothed herself in Christlike garments; but she is unchanged. Every principle of the papacy that existed in past ages exists today. The doctrines devised in the darkest ages are still held. Let none deceive themselves. The papacy that Protestants are now so ready to honor is the same that ruled the world in the days of the Reformation, when men of God stood up, at the peril of their lives, to expose her iniquity. She possesses the same pride and arrogant assumption that lorded it over kings and princes, and claimed the prerogatives of God.” The Great Controversy, pp 571-572
The Jesuits effort to get rid of the Protestantism and put everyone back in the fold of the Papacy is now in its fruitage. Those who were called ‘Protestants’ before are the very same groups who are now happy to hear that ‘Protestantism is now over’! They intentionally leave behind the very reason they were called “Protestants”.
The more these Bible prophecies are happening in our midst the more we put our trust in God and in His Holy Book. God’s calling in the last days is not to be united with Babylon–the beast with full of deceptions, confusion, and unbiblical doctrines. God’s call is to “Come out of her, My people!”
Revelation 18:4 “Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;”
There is no greater time to study God’s Word than now. Satan will make you busy or be contented with what you have right now and enjoy the cycles of life: eating, drinking, merrymaking, marrying, etc. without noticing that your philosophies and ideologies are the same with the Babylon and the world. Further, deception will be at its best in our days.
Unless we take time to deeply study the Word of God, unless we prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit to help us understand His Word, then we will find ourselves marveling, following, and worshiping the Beast, his Image, and the Dragon.
Here is Pastor Doug Batchelor’s comment in this significant event.
And another one from Dr. Walter Veith of Amazing Discoveries
Listen to Pastor Dwayne Lemon’s regarding this topic:
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