The prophesied one-world religion is now here. While its false prophets proclaim world peace and brotherly love with their words, in practice they promote violence and hatred against God’s true followers.
The Bible tells us the one-world religion’s strong delusion will deceive everyone who refuses the love of the truth–those who delight in wickedness. The result is the greatest ‘falling away’ in the history of the church, and this is happening now.
Here’s how the Book of Revelation portrays the one-world religion:
Then one of the seven angels with the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. The kings of the earth were immoral with her, and those who dwell on the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her immorality.
And the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, where I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls. She held in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality.
And on her forehead a mysterious name was written:BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I could see that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints and witnesses for Jesus.Revelation 17:1-6
Godly Unity is Good
Psalm 133:1 says, “How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!”
It is good and pleasant for born-again brethren to dwell in unity—a unity centered on their shared faith in God and obedience to His Word.
Satanic Unity in a One-World Religion is Bad
But, instead of this holy unity, Satan and the fallen celestial rulers of the present wicked age are building a seductive, counterfeit religious unity, a one-world religion based on their shared rebellion, their desire for power, and lawlessness toward God and his Word.
The current Roman Catholic pope, whom the prophecy of Malachy predicts will be the last pope before Rome is destroyed, is aggressively promoting such unity between the world’s three major monotheistic religions—Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. Here are just a few news articles supporting this statement:
Roman Catholics with Jews the pope meets with Jewish leaders to discuss a United Nations of Religions.
Protestants ‘Churches’ merging with Roman Catholics Prominent Pastor Rick Warren promotes Protestant/Catholic unity.
Roman Catholics with Orthodox the pope builds bridges with Orthodox leadership.
Roman Catholics with Muslims the pope prays in a Mosque with Muslim leaders.
United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week is held every February. It’s a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.
The One-World Religion’s Apostasy is Happening Now
The Bible teaches that this effort will succeed, and it will result in “the apostasy” predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4:
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
Notice that it’s not an apostasy, but the original Greek text explicitly uses the definite article “the,” labeling it the apostasy. The one-world religion is the greatest apostasy in world history.
The One-World Religion: The Great Falling Away
People commonly refer to the apostasy of the coming one-world religion as ‘the Great Falling Away.’ This is based on the King James version’s translation of 2 Thessalonians 2:3…
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first…2 Thessalonians 2:3 NKJV
So, what is this apostasy, ‘the falling away?’
For centuries, the majority of ‘Christian’ Catholic and Protestant believers have been in varying degrees of descent into complete apostasy. Since they’re ignorant of God’s Biblical commands and calendar, they follow the world’s traditions and calendar instead.
For example, they celebrate the non-Biblical Ash Wednesday and Lent festivals. Then they take their children on Easter egg hunts instead of celebrating the perpetual, Biblically-mandated feasts of Passover, First-fruits, and Unleavened Bread.
Likewise, they ignore YHWH’s autumn feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles–all of which God is fulfilling in our future. Instead, they substitute Halloween harvest festivals, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
This apostasy will increase in the end time as the majority of churches reject obedience to God’s Word. In its place, they’ll follow this world’s religious leaders (i.e., Kenneth Copeland, the Pope, Dalai Lama, etc.) in accepting a mishmash of humanistic, man-made religious doctrines that Jews, Muslims, and ‘Christians’ can all agree on.
The One-World Religion’s False Prophets and Hirelings
The ‘Christian’ church today is already in ‘the great falling away.’ Its false prophets discard the Old Testament, along with any uncomfortable passages in the New Testament.
Multitudes of pew-warming believers traditionally gather for 1 hour a week, where these false prophets lead them through a weekly religious ‘worship experience.’ The typical worship experience goes like this:
- Have people assigned to greet everyone at the front door. Give them coffee and donuts in the foyer while catchy multimedia clips give them various kinds of church-related information.
- Start ‘the service’ with an upbeat ‘worship package.’ The last song should evoke strong emotion.
- Before the emotion fades, fleece the sheep (harvest their money).
- Feed them a feel-good, seeker-friendly message in less than 30 minutes.
- Encourage them to bring their friends next week, so that they can feel good too.
- Send them home with the false assurance that anything they do is OK because it’s all covered by God’s grace.
If this sounds like your church, you need to seriously question if you’re on the broad road or the narrow way. Rather than always swimming with the current, we must swim upstream to enter the kingdom of God.
Metrics of Success: Numbers or Obedience?
I attended a protestant Bible College from 1974-1975, where I got to peek behind the curtain of ministerial life. I learned the pecking order for ministerial prestige is always governed, from week to week, by a minister’s number of attendees and offerings.
Whenever two of these hirelings met, they’d ask, “How many are you running?” Then they’d compare their attendance and offering numbers. These numbers automatically determined their rank in the pecking order. Whoever had more people and more offerings had more prestige.
In contrast, (in John chapter 6) when Jesus taught His followers that He is the Bread of Life, most of His followers left Him. But numbers weren’t His priority.
Therefore, a godly minister’s only metric of success is whether the Living God’s will is being done–whether or not it’s popular.
Today’s ‘Christian’ leaders generally avoid topics like: the feasts of Israel, the 4th Commandment, the blood of Jesus, repentance, discipleship, obedience to God’s Word, persecution, sacrificial suffering, martyrdom, prophecy, God’s judgment, the Antichrist, Armageddon, and God’s expectation of our practical holiness.
As a result of these false shepherds, 99.999% of the people who attend today’s Catholic and Protestant churches are ignorant of what the Bible actually teaches about these things.
Enter through the Narrow Gate
Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13 NASB)
So, if you’re in the Christian mainstream, chances are you’re not going through the small gate on the narrow way that leads to life.
Judgment of the Hirelings
To the false prophets, who are ‘Pied Pipers’ on the broad way to destruction, the prophet Hosea’s words still apply:
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being my priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6)
The result of this ‘lack of knowledge’ is pervasive lawlessness in the church.
Biblical Lawlessness of the One-World Religion
The Bible simply defines lawlessness as not following God’s commandments. For example, in his war against the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15) King Saul did 99.9% of what God commanded him to do, but he didn’t completely obey God. As a result, God rejected him as king of Israel. In this well-known passage,
Samuel said, “Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king.
Too Late for Repentance
Then Saul said to Samuel,
I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice. “Now therefore, please pardon my sin and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.”
But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel.”
As Samuel turned to go, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore. So Samuel said to him,
The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.”
Depart from Me, You Who Practice Lawlessness
Likewise, because of their lawlessness and disregard for obeying God’s Word, many of today’s Christians will be surprised when they’re rejected from entering the kingdom of heaven…
Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’Matthew 7:21-23, NASB
Persecution is Coming from the One-World Religion
Judgment Begins in the House of God
A great shaking and sifting is coming to the Church, and it will reveal God’s true disciples…
I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.Haggai 2:7
They will fill God’s temple with the glory of their redemption–which God accomplished in them through Christ Jesus.
For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?1 Peter 4:17
God will first judge His Church, and then He will judge the nations. When He judges the Church, only faithful, obedient disciples will remain standing in His presence. When He judges the nations, nobody will be able to stand.
The one-world religion will soon persecute true Christians, who obey the Bible and seek God’s kingdom first. They’ll label Christians as: mentally ill, violent extremists, terrorists, bigots, etc. The groundwork for these accusations is already laid.
One-World Religion Lays the Groundwork for Christian Persecution
Indeed, the foundation for this persecution has already been laid.
Political Preparation for Persecution
“The Obama administration, including the military over which President Obama presides as commander-in-chief, is engaging in a pattern of behavior targeting traditional Christian believers and their groups as extremists and mocking their beliefs.” (from Frontpagemag.com)
Religious Preparation for Persecution
From the Catholic News Service on 6/25/14:
1. Pope Francis described as “dangerous” the temptation to believe that one can have “a personal, direct, immediate relationship with Jesus Christ without communion with and the mediation of the (Roman Catholic) church.”
- In the hyperlinked article below, Pope Francis and retired Israeli president Shimon Peres worked to create a “United Nations of Religions,” but ‘fundamentalist’ believers aren’t welcome.
“There is one type of Christian that Pope Francis does not have anything positive to say about. Pope Francis says that there is not any room for “fundamentalism” in Christianity… Following his first visit to the Middle East as pope last month, the pontiff criticized fundamentalism in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism as a form of violence.
“A fundamentalist group, even if it kills no one, even it strikes no one, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalism is violence in the name of God.”
Coming One-World Religion: What Should You Do?
To avoid falling into the great apostasy of the coming one-world religion:
- Sincerely ask God to forgive you of your sins. Turn away from your sinful nature. Ask Jesus to lead you into a life of obedience and holiness, according to God’s word.
- Study and obey the entire Word of God as the antidote to one-world religion delusion.
- Fellowship together with other sincere, obedient disciples of Jesus. If your church is following the ‘religious process’ formula above, immediately start searching for another congregation that teaches and expects you to follow the whole Word of God.
- Mentally and spiritually prepare for persecution.
It is a trustworthy statement: for if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us.2 Timothy 2:11-12