Matthew 24:3-4 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Before I was born again, and left the Catholic Church, I was heavily involved in the Roman Catholic Charismatic Renewal. I was part of more than one Catholic charismatic prayer group. As a Catholic charismatic I became…
– more devoted to Mary and praying the rosary,
– more devoted to Marian apparitions, especially Medjugorge,
– and more devoted to the Adoration of the “Blessed Sacrament” which is the communion host (Transubstantiation).
In short I became a devout Roman Catholic, embracing Rome’s false doctrines more completely and enthusiastically than ever before. And this was the experience of many of the Catholic charismatics I associated with.
I came out of Rome. I had people witness to me. The Gospel of Rome is a false Gospel that cannot and will not save anyone. Many stayed.
I say all this because Pastors today are calling for unity with Rome.
What if you brought your unsaved mother or father to a church service and heard that all denominations need to unite, and all denominations included the Catholic Church. I know my Roman Catholic parents would have been confused, and my father would have said “you see!” because he was resisting my Christian witness.
Today we have many well known pastors and leaders calling for unity with Rome.
Here’s one example. Carter Conlon of Times Square Church. You can read the excerpt below from his sermon or watch it at this video at the 10:35 mark. You will also find Beth Moore earlier in the video saying very clearly, with illustrations, that Roman Catholics are part of the Body of Christ. Hillsong Church is another group that calls for unity with Rome. Do research, the list is unending.
Remember… Foxes Book of Martyrs?
Love the Roman Catholic by witnessing to them.
Revelation 18:4 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.