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The Midnight Cry

The Pope, Ecumenicalism, and the End Times


By Jim Allen





With every passing second, the hands of time move closer to the midnight hour. Jesus is waiting for the Father to say, "Call my children home." But, while we wait for the midnight cry of the Bridegroom, there is another cry going around the world.

Some years ago, Pope Francis called on Christianity and Islam to resolve differences by coming together in peace and unity and brotherhood. I wrote about the call in a Keep Watch article entitled Chrislam.

During the pope's visit to United States in 2015, evangelicals, upon hearing the pontiff's call to unite in love, responded in large numbers showing unwavering support. Some, so convincingly persuaded, are going home to Sancta Mater Ecclesia, the "Holy Mother Church."

The Pope has now expanded this call to all believers in God to become one in love and unity; his desire is for all religious hardliners to give up their timeworn faiths for a new faith that is easy going and unites everyone in love. About this call for a common faith of love Dr. Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries sees the pope's call as no surprise and writes:
The most popular apostasy in Christendom today is the teaching that God has revealed Himself in many different ways to diverse cultures and that...all religions worship the same god, but just use different names. From this viewpoint, the Allah of Islam is the same as the Yahweh of Judaism and both are the same as the Krishna of Hinduism.

The natural conclusion…drawn from this apostate idea is that there are many different paths to God, Jesus being only one of them. But, Jesus steadfastly rebuked this viewpoint when he said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6)." [1]
Is Reagan right about this deception? It would appear he is because the appeal for unity among all faiths is alive and well. The pope's appeal accepts all cultures, behaviors, and religions under one banner of faith. As proof, the beloved Pope Francis broadened his call to entreat all faiths to join together as one. In a 2016 video produced by the Vatican, the pontiff said:
Most of the planet's inhabitants declare themselves believers. This should lead to dialogue among religions. We should not stop praying for it and collaborating with those who think differently... [2]
The Pope, in the spirit of unity, goes on to say he wants all faiths to open their hearts and minds to the loving acceptance of one another's differences.

In the video the pope persuasively tells all people of all faiths that they are the children of God. Of course, we know the claim is untrue. The Bible teaches only those born again by the will of Father are children of God (John 1:12). The video then parades a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian, a Hindu and a Buddhist as living examples of God's many children coming together to share one faith in one god. Near the end of the call each video participant (representing his or her faith) repeats: I believe in love.

What's wrong with believing in love? What's wrong is it's a love lacking in divine truth. They do not and will never accept Jesus by saying that He and the Father are one (John 10:30) or that He is the only way to the Father (John 14:6). To the world's leaders of these many religions, these two verses and others of like meaning are examples of unacceptable beliefs.
Ecumenicalism is love without truth, which is no love at all. tweet
Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists (and some evangelicals) would never accept these two verses that claim Jesus' divinity. Why? Because if the world religions are to be part of the love faith, then the crucified Messiah can never be allowed by the ecumenicals to be what He claims. As a result, the Pope is downplaying the Messiah's claim to divinity by proclaiming in the video all people of all faiths are children of God. Why is the so called Vicar of Christ doing this?

If the doctrine of Christ's divinity doesn't fit the globalist religious's agenda, ecumenicals whitewash it. Worse yet, they discredit the Messiah by preaching love is more prominent than truth, a very dangerous deception. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was never intended to bring all faiths into one; rather, it was intended to bring all those who believe in the Messiah into one faith, which is the "true unity" spoken by Jesus (John 17:20-21).

Are we are witnessing the end-time gathering of all religious faiths into one faith under the Sancta Mater Ecclesia? You be the judge.

In closing and as living witnesses to the world in its present state of turmoil, rest assured there is no power on earth or scheme from the abyss below able to stop the hands of time. Tomorrow or a thousand tomorrows from now will not foil the pending midnight cry of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:6).

"Behold, I come quickly" (Revelation 22:12).



Note 1: This article is not stating the Roman Catholic Church is the religious harlot spoken about in Revelation. What this article is proposing is all faiths will eventually come under the rule of one religious system as prophesied by John the Revelator (Revelation 17:1-18).

Note 2: Jim Elliot the missionary who died in 1956 as a martyr on the Curaray River in Ecuador wrote, "Live every day as if the Son of Man were at the door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment…Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven." (Source)



1. Dr. David R Reagan; "One World Religion"; Lamb Lion Ministries.

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Image Credit: Stuart Caie; "No Jews or Muslims allowed"; Creative Commons



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Published 3-27-17