From the book: "The Great Apostasy"
By: Timothy M. Youngblood
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Apostasy Now



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The purpose of these sermons are to inform the brethren about what is happening today concerning the religions going under the Christian name while teaching a false doctrine and even presenting another savior while bringing pagan gods such as the Sun god ray in the Christian church. The bible reveals that there will be many deceived and many that will deny the gospel sent by God the Holy Father during the last days. Many of the points of this sermon (Or study paper.) are built around the scriptures in the book of II Thess. chapter two and the 24th. chapter of the book of Matthew.


When Jesus came the first time there was a Great Apostasy among the Jews. The very priests, who were entrusted to keep it, had changed the covenant God had made with the children of Israel and by our research we have found that they replaced much of the old covenant with the old Babylonian and Hellenistic religion. The question we must ask and answer is has the Christian religion today been changed in the same way? As I stated in what is titled A Call to Arms, "Many Christians love singing the song "On-ward Christian Soldiers", but are we actually willing to be a Christian Soldier? Do you believe that false shepherds have infiltrated the Christian religion? Is it possible that the same evil spirit that hates God and His saints has been working for almost two thousand years to infiltrate the Christian religion is still doing so today, or has Satan given up and quit the fight?" (You might want to continue to read before you come to a conclusion.)

Jesus Stated in Matt 24:5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many." On into the discussion He stated that many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. Notice that Jesus stated there will be MANY deceived and we also find in II Th 2:3, that there will be a great falling away in the end times. It states; "Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition," These and other scriptures warn of a great Apostasy that is predicted to come about in the last days.

For more foundation to this fact we find scripture that state "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' Matt 7:22-23. The time setting in the above scripture is the last judgment. These people being judged were doing things during their lifetime in the Name Christian, but Jesus will not accept them.

We also read a warning from the apostle Paul in second Timothy 4:3-4? Which states…"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." Notice that these people will heap to themselves teachers...I would have to assume that these teachers are teaching scripture from the bible because Paul was speaking to Christians about a warning for our time. It would take many years for this to be put in place and for it to deceive the masses into accepting another gospel so the question is, do you see it in the Christian religion today and if so where?

Listen brethren…Satan has not ceased at all in his quest to over throw the kingdom of God, but Christians today seem to want to think about God alone and forget about Satan. Because of this letting down concerning the teachings about Satan's goals there is an ongoing Apostasy in many of the churches called Christian. It does not matter if one is a Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Church of Christ, Seventh day Adventists, or one of the offshoots of the old World Wide Church of God. Many have had pagan religions and practices weaved into their church doctrines over the years, or even steeped too deep into the old Covenant and are unknowingly going into Apostasy. When one looks into the long history of the Catholic Church we find that many pagans were accepted into that Church over the years expecting to convert them. The pagan gods of Tammuz, Ray, Ester, Argus, and the Queen of heaven (Or Mylitta) were among those accepted, and the out-cast Churches retained many of the old pagan practices when the protestant reformation ended. Brethren, if anyone accepts these false gods in any way, they very well may be accepting another gospel, and looking to another savior.

Please never underestimate Satan's deceptions.

Of course it would be ludicrous to believe that Christians can receive salvation through Buddha, Muhammad, or the sun god Ray? Well my friend, Satan knows you can't and that's why he uses cunning deception to attack the true gospel of Jesus the Messiah. Some may not even realize that the Christian doctrine has been changed from what Jesus originally taught, and others may argue that there's nothing wrong with worshipping God according to the customs of different nations as long as they are worshipping in His name; but is this true? Let's go to the scriptures to see what is recorded about this, and let's honestly seek the truth and see if in fact that the Christian doctrine has been greatly changed from what Jesus originally taught.

Now Moses was the greatest Prophet God had ever sent at the time the children of Israel were slaves in Egypt, and God informed Moses that He would send a Prophet like him from among their brethren in the future. God stated that He would even give this Prophet the very words He would speak. Just who was this future prophet, and has this prophesy been fulfilled? Let's read carefully what God had to say about this Prophet and what He would do. Let's turn to Deut 18:18-19 and read it…'I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 'And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. Now brethren…should we dismiss this because it was written in the Old Testament? Let's continue!

Let's look at what Jesus stated recorded by the apostle John in chapter 7:14-18. It states…"Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied? Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him."

So we find here in scripture that Jesus, a common man of His time was in the temple teaching the written word of God which was the Old Testament during the feast. The statement…"How does this Man know letters, having never studied?" shows that the Jews knew Jesus had not been taught by their educational institutions and were marveling at how He knew so much about the scriptures. Jesus' statement that "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me" was a direct connection, not only to His authority, but a connection to the prophecy recorded in Deut. 18:18-19. We can also find this fact being preached by Steven in Acts 7:37 which is in the New Testament. Steven stated, "This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren, Him you shall hear." The question is did they really get the meaning of the situation when He stated that what He spoke was not from Him but from the Holy Father? Did they make the connection in Deut. 18? Did they understand that when a King sends his messenger to deliver the message that the message is from the King and not from the messenger? Most importantly did they understand that the message should not be changed?

History notes that the Great Sanhedrin rejected the message and murdered the messenger.

This very message is being changed today in what is called Christianity by those that either misunderstand the message, or they know it and don't want to teach it for whatever reason. They are not only not preaching the message that Jesus brought but they have added pagan customs into the church thus making any truth in the message of no effect. Many ministers also know that if they teach what Jesus taught and do away with the many false customs in their church, then they too would be put out of the church by those at the top or even by the congregation, but many fear the people more than God.

Have you noticed the many Mega-Churches coming in your area or in some of the larger cities? Beware! Misguided ministers are bringing many people into a new type of religion of music and fun. It has come to the attention of the leadership of the Christian community that Church attendance has dropped greatly over the last generation so they have decided to use music and fun to draw the new younger generation into their church. Many Mega-Churches are taking over the smaller groups and these Mega-Churches will eventually become the Church of choice by this new generation. Ever wonder why they focus on the ceremonies, rituals, and songs when the main message is void of the real meat needed to have a relationship with God? Because these churches have become social clubs Christians are loosing the power to overcome sin because the Spirit of God is not there. The Spirit of God is not there because the people are not taught what the Spirit of God is, and how to use it in their daily lives. They are not taught that the Spirit of God will teach them from the word of God and if they yield to it then everyone will understand the same thing from the same scripture. But the fact is that the members are not being taught at all and even many ministers have lost their ability to teach As well. The written word of God always interprets itself, and if we will just accept what God has recorded and prove all things, we can come to a great understanding of His plan and will in our lives.

The only way Satan could do this using Jesus' Name and the "Christian Religion" is to first over time change what is worshiped and taught as truth. Then to infiltrate the church of God with false leaders using rock star type fun and cheerleader type men to lead God's true people away from the true Christ with their new world religion. We will see by the warnings of our Lord and savior Himself in the scriptures we will read on into this sermon that the greatest danger for true Christians in these last days is a falling away from the teaching of the truth. The Spirit of God that we receive after baptism is called the Spirit of truth. Yes, Jesus is the only savior, however, our very salvation depends on our love of the truth because if we don't believe and follow the true God we can't come to the TRUE savior, Jesus the Messiah, and that's what Satan is counting on.

Satan is the great deceiver and he fights on many fronts in order to deceive us, and he loves using the old Trojan horse gradually presenting things pagan or things like rock music as Christian over time. He knows that people will accept most any idea if it's what everyone else is doing. Satan gets people looking at men who have strong personalities, and are articulate speakers, but many do not have the love of the truth. If Satan can't get people to worship him now he will get them to worship gods in his likeness. If Satan can't get people to worship pagan gods he will then deceive people into believing that Jesus in not the Christ God promised to send as the old prophecies declared by way of intergrading other religions with their ceremonies into the Christian church. But one day soon he will get many to love and worship him as god through the anti-Christ, because Satan and those who follow him believe what they offer is better than what God offers. They truly believe they will prevail.

Many people today don't want to believe that there are those who worship Satan and think they can win against God to become rulers of His creation. But the truth is these people are just like the angels that Satan drew away by deception. The belief is that if one is deceived they are innocent. However, to be deceived is not the same thing as being innocent. Eve was deceived in the garden but she and mankind still received the penalty for her sin. The angels that followed Satan were deceived; does God count them as innocent? No they are condemned to outer darkness, which will be carried out in the future. You can ask any Satanist if they know who they are worshipping and they will be glad to tell you they love their god Satan and hate the God of heaven. Remember in the book of Rev ch. 13 it states that they will worship the beast and Satan saying who is like him…who is able to make war with him. They will also according to this scripture curse the God of Heaven. This is not to say that all people who are in these Christian Churches today are worshipping Satan as the Witches and Satanist do, although they are involved in wrong customs, and ceremonies. As we discussed before there are ways Satan will deceive without direct worship of him, but if people do not wake up soon they run the real risk of falling into his trap and a day will come when all Christians will have to make a choice.

We need to know the truth in order to make the right choice, and I pray that this sermon will cause some to wake up and begin to worship the true creator God of heaven the way He instructs in His Holy Bible and see the trap of the ecumenical movement so they will be able to get away from it. The key is, what do you love, and do you truly fear the true God who designed and created all things? Do you believe that Jesus brought a message and that it should not change? Will people follow the message Jesus brought when they are shown the truth, or will they deny the truth so they will not have to choose and continue in what is easy and smooth? Many ministers in these churches need to look at what they are preaching to see if it is, in fact of God, and if not then have the courage to change and stand up for the truth even at the risk of being put out of the church.

I had to leave the churches because they did not want me preaching the truth about church government and the truth about the tithing system set up by men. They don't want me speaking about the things in these sermons because they fear that many will see the truth. I have also heard that some think they should stay in these churches to be a light to those who are weaker. The truth is that if we don't state the true doctrines and publicly denounce the false, we are not letting our light shine and if we stay silent we will become complacent and in great danger of being deceived thus in danger of condemnation with the others that denied the truth as we read in II Th 2:1-12. It is a matter of history that Churches of the past have been overcome by pagan ways while trying to convert the pagans. If we stay and speak out against these false ways, make no mistake about it, you will be removed! Let's not forget those before us that have laid down their lives for this gospel Jesus brought.

We find recorded in 2 Cor 4:1-5. The apostle Paul wrote about continuing in the message Jesus brought…He stated…"Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the scriptures deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake." Notice here that the apostle Paul upheld the fact that he was not teaching anything contrary to what was truth from God, and he stated that he did not preach himself, but Christ Jesus, the Lord, which agrees with Jesus statement…"He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him." The apostle Paul was faithful to the message that Jesus brought from the Holy Father.

Now we have found in our research that many Protestants do not know they are working with the Catholic Church, but if they would do some research they would find that their church organization are members of other organizations like the World Council of Churches, or the World Confessional Families or The Christian World Communions. These organizations who are working towards total Church unity stated that they do not concern themselves with the doctrines of Churches unless they advocate the preaching against accepted tradition. The ecumenical movement is in full bloom as of this writing and it will not be long before "the man of perdition" will be revealed. The problem most Christians will have is that when he comes on the scene, most of the world will love him, and not realize who he is. He will teach peace, safety and unity; he will seem to have all the answers to many of the problems in this world. He will bring people together in love and fellowship; and what could be wrong with that? As we have seen and will see as we go along here, much is in the works now by making people believe that we must unify in Government, Commerce, and Religion. That our Military forces must unify as Peace Keeping forces. We will cover more of this in the other sermons listed at the beginning.

The danger is that many will one day come to believe that this man who will be sitting on God's seat is, in fact, God Himself and as a result their names may NOT be written in the book of life. Although there are many scriptures in the bible stating that no man should handle the scriptures deceitfully, we find that mainstream Christianity, as a whole, has accepted a great deal of pagan customs and man's ideas of church government. Although these things are considered an apostasy, it still remains to be seen where it will lead many sincere people who have been deceived by these wayward men walking in craftiness, and we will see in the very near future an apostasy whose like has never been in the history of mankind. The Great Apostasy recorded by God's servants in the bible reveal the time of the end of the age before Jesus returns to claim His place over Satan.

Let's look at some scriptures to better understand and please remember that the point is to bring all Churches under the control of the Pope or a false Messiah from another religion that merges with the Catholics. I do believe that the three major religions will merge. They are the Catholic church which will at that time be considered as all Christians and then the Muslim religion with the Jews will merge as well. Some may say…that could never happen but ask your self this question…If a unified world is to come how can that happen without these three religions unifying as well? These scriptures we will study here describe this time so well you will truly understand why this sermon had to be given, and please tell your friends about these sermons because it is very important that this word gets to as many as possible.

Yes there's a man the bible refers to as the "son of perdition" that is to come into power in these last days and to understand and take to heart what is happening to the churches today is very important to our salvation because the very term "perdition" means to be damned, or to lose eternal salvation. Remember, if a man leads others into perdition he must also go into perdition, so be very sure you know the truth when you tell people "God said" and then they go the way you lead them. Please make no mistake about it because people can be condemned by following, and if the follower can be condemned, how much more can the deceiver be condemned? The term "warning" is to keep one from going where they can be injured or killed, and the warnings in the scriptures are there to avert us from eternal condemnation. If you are still in doubt answer this question…Why are these warnings recorded in the bible if we could not lose salvation?

As I stated before this sermon is given around this subject concerning the "son of perdition" and the scriptural warnings of this son of perdition who is to come into power recorded in II Thes. Chapter two… Lets read it starting in verse 3…It states; " Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in un-righteousness." The very term "the falling away" means "Apostasy." And notice this very important point, that the time setting is the time near the end. So the first event we need to be most aware of in the last days is this great deception, or this Great Apostasy that is to come at the time near the end. The scripture we read states the reason people will become deceived is because they did not receive, or maintain a love for the truth. They considered the true doctrines of God as not important and this Apostasy is what we see very prominent in the churches today!

Also notice, the part that states…"He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. The "H" here is in "caps" denoting the reference to Jesus, and a day is coming when He will step aside to let the man of perdition have full control. We can find this exact prophecy in Dan 12:11. it states…"And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days." Many have made the mistake that this scripture is concerning animal sacrifices because it was written in the Old Testament, however if one will think this through the truth is made clear.

It is very important to understand that this prophecy in Dan 12 is about the end of the age so therefore the covenant referred to in Daniel is the New Covenant and the daily sacrifice is Jesus who became our daily sacrifice which compares to II Thes. 2. because we find that they both will be taken out of the way. We also can find this very warning by Jesus Himself recorded in Matt. 24:15 when He referred to the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" The 'abomination of desolation Jesus spoke of is the man of perdition referred to in II Thes. 2.

We need to be sure we know, and love, the truth of God, because the very term "Apostasy" denotes that there's one truth and there's a departure from that truth, and the danger is that if we depart from it we may not receive salvation. Please understand that Salvation is in God's hands and all I'm saying here is that Jesus' statement of being deceived denoted condemnation. Why would Jesus and the apostles warn us about this Great Apostasy if one could not be lost by accepting it? Brethren… before Satan can trap people, he must also separate them from the true creator God and His teachings. In order to do this he must change the culture and customs over a period of time -- he must give people different religious practices and Bibles that have been reworded, and also as we covered above, music that makes us focus on the cross and other pagan ideas instead of uplifting praises to God like we find in the Psalms which focus on God as the creator who is the author of our existence, and very importantly…Satan must establish a hierarchical system in the churches in order to control the people.

He must convince people that Jesus was crucified on a cross so he can get them to look to this symbol of the old pagan god Tammuz. Consider the St. Christopher medal that is supposed to keep people safe when traveling. The name Christopher is a Greek word meaning Christ-bearer. That's why it was chosen by Satan, to draw people away from their TRUE SAVIOR! To cause people to pray to a dead man for protection, instead of the living Christ who has power over all circumstances in life. Question: How many people have died in accidents, or war that had a St. Christopher medal on their person? I fought with the 101st. Airborne in Vietnam and can tell you first hand that there were many that died while clinging to this false savior.

Yes it is a fact that man changes what God has given.
If God teaches that repentance is a turning from sin, man will teach that confession is all we need to do. If God teaches we should be baptized by complete submersion in water, man teaches we only need to be sprinkled with water, and causes people to believe that children can receive it as well. A child is not mature enough to make such a commitment no more then the child can decide whom to marry so contrary to some practices they should not be baptized. Man does this to make people think that getting baptized is some magical ceremony that insures one that they will go to heaven (but you must be baptized by them and be a member of their church!) The fact is that we get baptized to show our faith, repentance, and commitment to live the life Jesus wants us to live by the power of the Holy Spirit. If God commands us to keep the seventh day holy...man teaches people to keep the first day holy. It's called "Sunday" or the day of the sun and was not even in the Christian church for over three hundred years after the first Pentecost. WE have this research information on the Master's table web site if you want study it.

If God teaches of seven holy days to be in remembrance of His plan of salvation, man teaches people to keep pagan holidays in order to get our minds off God. The pagan holidays given by the Catholic Church and accepted by many denominations has mankind looking to tree, egg, and sun worship. Halloween is nothing more than the worship of the dead, and the god Hades which is Satan himself. There are many satanic gods being worshipped under the Christian banner today and will only get worse as time goes on. If God commands we should not eat pork, crabs, clams, Shark, or Catfish because they are scavengers and have poisons in their flesh, man seems to want to get people to eat them.

If God commands us to worship Him only, and states we can't come to Him except by His son Jesus...man wants to worship other gods, and come to them through a false goddess claiming to be Jesus' mother who is dead as scripture denotes. If God teaches the dead are dead, and know nothing...man wants to get people to pray to all the dead saints of old. If God tells us there will be a resurrection, in the future when Jesus returns, misguided ministers teach we are going to heaven at death. If God tells us we will not become born again until the resurrection, and that's when those God calls will become Spirit...man teaches we are born again now, or that the kingdom is within us.

If God says the wicked will become ashes under the feet of the saints never to live again...man teaches that the wicked will be tormented in hell fire forever thus making our loving God appear sadistic. This is a lie and if you want to read our research concerning Resurrections and judgments you can also find it on the Master's table.

If God teaches salvation by grace and that the works are the fruits of grace...man teaches salvation by grace alone, and gets people thinking we do not need to produce works at all. If God commands we are NEVER to call any man Father (or Holy Father) except our Father in heaven who is Holy...man refers to a religious leader as "most holy father", or "reverend". (No man should be referred to as reverend)

Again the question is…Who do you want to follow...man or the creator God? We must let go of what we have been taught in our former churches and start over as we look to the true written word of God truly wanting His will and not ours. If we do not yield to God we will remain locked into the carnal mind and we may never be able to enter the kingdom until we come to that point where we truly repent. These things listed above are what the Ecumenical movement is working on to deceive many into this new false religion with the title "Christianity" on the door.

"The Council of Trent"
Let's look at some more very important information that will help us understand more clearly why this movement was formed and where it came from. The Council of Trent, the 19th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, was held at Trent in northern Italy between 1545 and 1563. It marked a major turning point in the efforts of the Catholic Church to respond to the challenge of the Protestant REFORMATION and formed a key part of the COUNTER-REFORMATION. The council eventually met during three separate periods (1545-47, 1551-52, 1562-63) under the leadership of three different popes (PAUL III, Julius III, PIUS IV). All of its decrees were formally confirmed by Pope Pius IV in 1564. Tradition was declared coequal to Scripture as a source of spiritual knowledge, and the sole right of the Catholic Church to interpret the Bible was asserted. At the same time, the council took steps to reform many of the major abuses within the Church that had partly incited the Reformation:

Decrees were issued requiring Episcopal residence and a limitation on the plurality of benefices, (a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income.) and movements were instigated to reform certain monastic (monasteries) orders and to provide for the education of the clergy through the creation of a seminary in every diocese. The World Missionary Conference of 1910, held in Edinburgh marked the beginning of modern ecumenism. From it flowed three streams of ecumenical endeavor: evangelistic, service, and doctrinal. Today, these three aspects are furthered through the World Council of Churches, constituted in 1948; in the early 1980s it included more than 295 Churches in more than 90 countries. The evangelical concern of modern ecumenism brought about the formation, in 1921, of the International Missionary Council, comprising 17 national mission organizations. It coordinated mission strategy and aided new churches.

The efforts made by Christians across denominational and national boundaries came to fruition in 1925, in Stockholm, when the Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work was convened to study the application of the gospel to industrial, social, political, and international affairs. This movement also proceeded under the slogan "service unites but doctrine divides." (*) This slogan is very important to note as it is becoming a powerful vehicle for the WCC to bring all Churches together. "Service" meaning helping, serving, and cooperating for the purpose of unity. "Doctrine divides" meaning that we should accept and respect all religions regardless if they teach error. This means when we state that salvation can only come through Jesus the Messiah, we are accused of being separatist which will put us in the same category as religious extremist.

Change came to the ecumenical movement in 1959, when Pope John XXIII proposed the calling of a second Vatican Council to complete the work of the first Vatican Council of 1870. Renewal and reunion were high on the agenda, and the world followed the proceedings closely. The pontiff created a Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity. Breaking precedent, in 1961 he permitted Roman Catholic observers officially to attend the third assembly of the World Council of Churches. Also through his influence, when Vatican II opened in Saint Peter's Basilica in 1962, Protestant and Orthodox observers were accorded places of honor and included in all working sessions. The 2500 Roman Catholic bishops who attended the four council sessions (1962-65) dealt with Christian unity. Their decree on ecumenism, promulgated in 1964, spoke not of "schismatics" (Those that cause division.) but of "separated brethren," and it deplored sins against unity committed over the years by Roman Catholics and Protestants alike.

Information from; T. Tackett Bibliography: Jedin, Hubert, A History of the Council of Trent, trans. by Ernest Graf, 2 vols. (1957-61); McNally, Robert E., Council of Trent, The Spiritual Exercises and the Catholic Reform (1970); O'Donohoe, J. A., Tridentine Seminary Legislation (1957); Schroeder, H. J., Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent (1950) Microsoft® Encarta® 97 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1996

They have gone a step farther by deciding to leave many of the Churches' doctrines in place as long as they come under the rule of the main Church. This way many people will not detect the changes needed to lead them towards the true goal. That goal being teachings that will help unify all religions. The teaching that "all religions are good", and to reject one's religion only causes hurt feelings and conflict among nations is becoming universal. They believe that people are beyond reading and studying the Bible, therefore they teach with short sermons that make people feel good, as well as with banners, music, and many types of games. The ball games are designed to get the adults together on common ground. They want you to accept this, because they do not want you to truly understand the teachings of the Bible. This is coming about slowly so it will go undetected but, a day is coming when most all people will believe what they have been taught in church is correct, not realizing those "at the top" have changed the true Bibles with their new versions. You night want to see my three year research titled "The credibility of the bible"

Another Organization:
There's another organization of the Catholic Church that is greatly involved in the Ecumenical movement. They go so far as to infiltrate Christian Churches, from the top, for the purpose of taking them over. They have set up many Christian Colleges all over the world for hundreds of years, so they could change the minds of the young early on. These colleges have been accepted by most people, mainly because they have been around so long, but the doctrines they teach is not from the written word of God found in the Bible. This powerful organization is the Jesuits or Society of Jesus.

The very meaning of the term "Jesuit" is "a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person," and if we look at the word "equivocating," we find the true intent of the Society. It's to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead. These people are taught by those in their colleges to be misleading and unclear about issues. Jesuits are especially trained to infiltrate churches in order to take them over and bring them into the Ecumenical movement. The main roll of the Jesuits is to undo all that the Protestant reformation accomplished and they will not quit until they have done just that. The Jesuits attention focuses on churches with hierarchical, juridical, and institutional type government structures. Unification is seen as proceeding from the top to the bottom. Without the hierarchical government structure in the church it would be impossible to infiltrate and control it. As you will find on into this book that God hates the hierarchical government structure in the church and I will prove to you that it is of man and not of God.

Short History of Jesuits:
"A religious order of men in the Roman Catholic Church, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, and confirmed by Pope Paul III in 1540. The motto of the order is Ad majorem Dei gloriam (Latin, "to the greater glory of God"), and its object is the spread of the church by preaching and teaching or the fulfillment of whatever else is judged the most urgent need of the church at the time. Education has been its chief activity almost from the outset. It has made notable contributions to scholarship in both theology and the secular disciplines. The preparation required of a candidate, especially for membership as a priest rather than as a brother (temporal coadjutor), is considerably longer than that required for the secular priesthood or for membership in other religious orders.

After two years in seclusion and prayer as a novice, the candidate takes simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and becomes a scholastic. He then typically spends two years of study in review of classical subjects and three years studying philosophy, mathematics, and the physical sciences. Several years of teaching follow, succeeded by three years' study of theology, after which ordination to the priesthood takes place. Following a fourth year of theological study and a year of retirement and prayer, the candidate is awarded his final grade, becoming either a coadjutor or a professed. The coadjutors take final simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, but the professed take these vows as solemn vows and add an additional solemn vow to go wherever the pope may send them; furthermore, the professed take five simple vows, among them the renunciation of ecclesiastical office beyond their order unless by directive of the order. The order is governed by a superior general, residing in Rome, (called the black pope) who is elected for life by the general congregation of the order, consisting of representatives of the various provinces; there are now some 65 regional provinces in the world, each under its own father provincial.

The first aim of Ignatius of Loyola in forming his band was to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to convert the Muslims; all access to the Holy Land was barred, however, by the outbreak of war with the Ottoman Turks, and the members of the order submitted to the pope a constitution that bound them to go as missionaries to any place the pope might direct. After the constitution was approved, Loyola was elected the first superior general of the order. The development of the order was rapid, and its members took leading parts in the Counter Reformation, establishing schools and colleges throughout Europe.

For 150 years they were the leaders in European education; by 1640 they had more than 500 colleges throughout Europe; by about a century later the number of colleges had increased to more than 650 and, in addition, the order had total or partial charge of two dozen universities. More than 200 seminaries and houses of study for Jesuits had also been established. The education of Jesuits in the period of the Counter Reformation was designed to strengthen Roman Catholicism against Protestant expansion. Among the laity the Jesuits were concerned chiefly with the education of the nobility and those of wealth, although they did conduct trade schools and, in mission countries, schools for the poor. In the mission field the expansion of the order was equally great. Missions were established by St. Francis Xavier in India and Japan, and the order spread to the interior of China and the coast of Africa.

Letters from the Jesuit missionaries in Canada, containing ethnological, historical, and scientific information, were published as the Jesuit Relations and form a unique and valuable source of information about the native tribes of that country. The most famous work of the Jesuit missionaries in the New World, however, was the establishment in the order's South American provinces, of reductions, or village communities of native peoples under the spiritual and temporal direction of the priests. The most successful were the reductions of Paraguay. In that country for almost 200 years the Jesuits governed a communal nation of Native Americans, founding 32 villages with a total population of about 160,000; they taught the Native Americans agriculture, mechanical arts, and commerce and trained a small army for defense of the settlements." Microsoft® Encarta® 97 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1996.

If you would like to know more in greater detail of the purpose of the Jesuits in these last days I would strongly recommend you read the book "The Jesuits" by Malachi Martin. Malachi Martin is an expert on the Catholic Church, and former Jesuit and professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute. This book is not just based on his opinion and as the Wall street Journal wrote, "it's well documented, and historically rooted." Many organizations are influenced by the ecumenical movement, or are of the movement itself. The National Council of Churches, in the United States; the World council of Churches, for the entire world, and the Vatican Secretariat for Christian unity. The NAACP and many other organizations are working for world unity and one day soon will turn their power over to one King. The many organizations that are under the so-called "Green Peace" movement are among the most powerful groups around the world.

If you do some research into the old "Hippie" movement you will see how they evolved into many powerful organizations we see today such as Friends of the Earth. The Action Coalition, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Green peace International, Global Recycling Network, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Socialist Party USA, and many more such organizations that make the earth more important then human life or prosperity. Below is the ecumenical layout to focus the masses on service and not doctrine by the Confessing Christian Faith in a Pluralistic Society. (From: The Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.)

Their Agenda
"Celebration" is a Roman Catholic term intended to unite all under the Pope. Music is the most important in the litergy celebration." Document of Vatican II January 5, 1959 "Council of Trent" called "Celebration" as is all the Councils of Catholicism. Notice that the music and singing has taken over the service as we covered concerning the Mega-Churches? Teaching and study of the scriptures are fading out.
1) "Charismatic movement is the glue to bind the churches, with Jesuits infiltrating all churches."
From: "The Church is Charismatic World Council of Churches."
2) "Pentecostalism is promoted by the Vatican as a unifying element between the Catholic Church and other churches. In 1972 the Vatican met with the Pentecostal church leaders." From: Called Confessions of Dialogue.
3) "They teach that a grass roots rebellion can be expected, but use the leaders to knit them back through obedience to leadership. Each church will have its own scepter, but ministers of all churches will all work together. Build on Vatican II and use a "faith and order model' preach a 'community of faith.' Tell them they just need to believe." From: "Unity of the Churches Fries and Rahner pg. 54."
4) "The church has priority over the individual, the church has priority over the word. The individual will submit to the 'natural law.' [Canon Law] From: "Catholic Philosophy McKenzie."
"Jesuits like to have a creed because they can "work it"; and change it over a period of time -- each church is to develop its own creed." From: "The Shaking."
5) " Propaganda and rumor will help to break down morals and will destroy the heretical enemies. It doesn't matter if the rumor is true. From: "Storming to Power."
6) "Use rumor in groups [Cell groups] through questions, 'friendly persuasion; and techniques such as 'mirroring' [NLP] Drop rumors in midst of friends. People are to depend more and more on others for knowledge, and not on their own studies. Anyone who disagrees is "divisive." English Common Law was a battle against Canon Law. The pilgrims came to this country to escape Canon Law. The Catholic Church wishes to reestablish Canon Law." From: "The Perth Declaration."
7) "The goal is to leaven society. All independent ideas must be put under death and bring in 'love and unity." From: "Jesuit Higher Education pg 34."
8) "Use of 'spiritual gifts" and tests given to discern gifts -- church decides, ultimately what a person's gifts are." [A way to control what others are able to do, or not do. Cadaver obedience to leadership." From: "Apostolic Model pg 183.'
9) "Use of 'spirit guides' as bright lights, and imaging in prayer and meditation. One must create one's own image of Christ. A Jesuit method of 'Spiritual Exercises." From: "Companions of the Inner Way Morton Kelly; pg. 130, 131, 133,
10) "When man kind is ready and has reached a higher conscience through prayer imaging, a worldwide liturgy...than the Cosmic Christ will come" From: "The Cosmic Christ Matthew Fox."
11) The Jesuit way is to diplomacy, ideology, and propaganda to infiltrate the church. From: "History of the Reformation D'Anbignes."
12) "The rule for thinking: 'cadavier obedience" must come to think that black is white, best accomplished in a [cell] 'group setting' Teach to the common people -- a 30 day program --"surrender your will to your leaders -- imagination to control the will of common people. People under cadavier obedience make the best persecutors." From: Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignaious Jesuits.

As you can see by the quotes above many Organizations like The World council of Churches are actively working towards a common goal which is to divert the true teachings of Jesus and His disciples to something that leads people into a religion that has all teachings which includes pagan witchcraft, and sun-worship. Again brethren, the truth is we all should first learn of God together in what He teaches us and then we can fellowship together in peace and unity with the true God believing the true gospel, and worshipping Him the way He instructs. The Apostle Paul placed a double curse on anyone that would change the true gospel of Jesus to any other gospel It states; "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed." Gal 1:8-9

Building Bridges:
The most popular way to draw people into a total acceptance of group thinking is to first get them to focus on a single and common goal. This goal must sound good, and on the surface sound like something that any true Christian should never be opposed to. They will make great sounding comments like "We need to do all we can to destroy the barriers and build bridges so we can be together." "The main work we have before us now is to patch up our differences so all God's people will be together." When they get everyone focused and moving in the direction of this unifying movement then they slowly begin to make comments like "Seek understanding of doctrinal differences and agree to disagree on matters of application."

Here's what they tell ministers to do.
"Establish a dialogue between organizations. Seek to learn from other points of view, not just defend your own." "Clearly define doctrinal differences and respect everyone's right to practice his beliefs without criticism or condemnation. "Plan joint activities between church organizations. Begin with social activities. Work toward combined Holy Day services and even combined Sabbath services, especially in areas in which members are few and far between. Establish ground rules such as: Preach on common ground, avoiding issues that could cause offense. Make sure members understand and respect doctrinal differences. Make announcements and give news of all the groups represented. Do not allow what they term put-downs, pressure or proselytizing. They say "Pursue other joint ventures in publishing, evangelism and educational seminars.

These comments were from John Robinson, "Barnabas Ministries Promotes Bridge-Building between Groups," In- Transition, March 25, 1996: Notice there were no mention of the truth and what God has already stated as doctrine! Also the statement, "do not allow put-downs, pressure or proselytizing" is in truth to say stop people from correcting those with false doctrines, or ideas that are in reality sin. Notice that they grouped "put-downs" in with the statement thus making pressure, and proselytizing in the same relationship with put-downs. Ministers use pressure, and proselytizing when they want you to attend their church. They would even admit it if asked in a different way. This is what all the ministers in hierarchical systems will teach because it is the only way that keeps people in the system paying tithes to those at the top.

Building Bridges, The Ecumenical Movement:
Stephen Strang, "A Time to Build Bridges," Charisma, March 1995, Internet article: Larry Spears, CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, It was stated, "Reflections on Themes in Servant Leadership," 1996, Internet article: "One of the terrible ironies of human history has been that religion and spiritual beliefs have been at the root of many wars, discrimination against groups of people, and hatred between both individuals and nations. Over the past several thousand years of human existence a great many injustices have occurred because of the unwillingness of various peoples to embrace diversity of thought and beliefs. The ecumenical movement among religious denominations in America, in this century, has been a noble attempt to build bridges between diverse, denominationally-based beliefs, and to seek to identify those areas of shared core beliefs upon which all can agree. While ecumenism has met with resistance in some quarters, the ecumenical movement has gone a long way toward helping to establish acceptance of diverse spiritual views as the norm, instead of the arrogant notion that one must accept only a static understanding of the nature of spirituality."

Building Bridges: The New Age Movement:
Bay Area Earth Day '98 Internet home page, "A Sense of Place: Bringing Earth Day Home," 1997: It was stated, "With Earth Day 1998 approaching on April 22, this gathering was called to involve faith-based communities more fully in the celebration of Earth Day and participation in activities of the Bay Area Earth Day Coalition. It was agreed that the long range purpose was to create an organization that brings religious congregations and other faith-based communities into cooperation on Earth Day events and other environmental concerns year-round. The name chosen at the initial meeting was Sacred Place Connections. This new organization will seek to build bridges among environmental organizations and faith-based groups, congregations, councils of churches, ministerial associations, etc." (See Ed Decker, "The Gathering at Salem," Saints Alive in Jesus Ministry Newsletter, March-April 1999, Internet article.)

Building Bridges: The Seventh-day Adventists:
Dennis Costella, "The One World Church Is Coming Together," Foundation Magazine, May June 1998, Internet article: It was stated, "In the early 1980s, the WCC sponsored a dialogue project that was purported to be 'a major advance on the ecumenical journey.' The resulting 'Lima Text,' an agreed statement on 'Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry,' brought together theologians representing Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, Adventist and Pentecostal belief systems in order to find and articulate common ground." "Consider the prevailing attitudes and aspirations of the typical 'religious person' in the present. Does not conventional wisdom say Christians need to tear down all denominational walls and build bridges of unity among all 'Christians'? Is not this ecumenical shift heading toward Rome? " From: Greg McLaughlin, pastor, "Calvary Contender," April 1, 1997, Internet article:

Beware of Emmaus:
A sub-movement of the Ecumenical movement that is taking hold and moving fast is called "The Walk to Emmaus". The Walk to Emmaus is called a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The truth is that its an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo pronounced, ( cur-see-o ) Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949. Cursillo de Cristianidad means "little course in Christianity." The original Cursillo leaders designed the program to empower persons to transform their living and working environments into Christian environments. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Episcopalians and Lutherans, along with several nondenominational groups, such as Tres Dias, began to offer Cursillo to their congregations.

In 1978, The Upper Room of the General Board of Discipleship adapted the program for a primarily Protestant audience and began to offer it under the name "The Upper Room Cursillo". In 1981, The Upper Room made further adaptations and changed the name of the program to The Upper Room Walk to Emmaus. In 1984, The Upper Room developed a youth expression of Emmaus called Chrysalis. They openly admit that although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, "The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical." The Walk to Emmaus gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the three-day experience and follow-up. Luke tells the story when the risen Christ appeared to the two disciples who were walking together along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. The Walk to Emmaus experience today begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to the church.

The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation with special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups. It is stated that the members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations. The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups are told that they will strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in a mission to the world. There are several names this movement goes under. Chrysalis -- an adaptation of Emmaus for high school youth; Horizons -- for college age youth, and Kairos -- an outreach of the Emmaus community taken to the residents of the prison system.

How is the walk to Emmaus misleading Christians?
What we need to understand and beware of is that the Great false Church is in the process of stamping out the original Protestant reformation. The Mother Church understands that they can't successfully change doctrine such as the celebration of Holy Communion, or recognizing the Pope as head of the church of Christ by sending outsiders in to do so. Because many leading members would see them coming a mile away, they needed a plan to infiltrate the Churches with the churches own respected and trusted members. Remember the list above on the ecumenical agenda? One of the first things the Jesuits did many years ago was infiltrate the Christian collages and then re-instruct the new ministers in the doctrines of Rome. They also had all old books burned and then bought out all printing presses in order to control what was printed. In these modern times they began their next point of attack by having ministerial conferences around the country to get much of the old clergy on the same page. They use many ecumenical organizations such as "The Baptist World Alliance" or "The Lutheran World Federation" and "The World Alliance of Reformed Churches" to move their agenda along.

The walk to Emmaus allows the minister of any church to sponsor a few members at a time to attend, and then to testify before the church how great the walk to Emmaus was in order to encourage others to attend. Most that have attended praise the program with statements like "I thought I was converted these past 25 years but now I truly understand real conversion." Or "Now I truly understand the love of God and how to pass this love to others." Or "My life had no meaning until I experienced the Walk to Emmaus." All this sounds very good and along the lines that Jesus Himself wants us to go; and that my friend is what makes it so successful. As I have stated many times over the years, the ecumenical movement will be hard to resist because it will, and does, teach all the ways that helps others and project love. It has programs that teach good values, and brings many together for the healing of old wounds from church to church; however, the problem comes in when during this experience they take the Communion daily as noted above, and at the end of the last day (Sunday) they place their hands on the pagan cross and pledge their allegiance to their savior which comes from the old song "I come to the cross, I look to the cross, I lay my sins at the foot of the cross. What's wrong with "I come to Jesus, I lay my sin at the foot of Jesus?"

We found that Christians who attend began to excuse false doctrine for the sake of their new friends they meet through the walk to Emmaus. They unknowingly replace the true Christ for the false one, thus never truly receiving salvation no more then those that look to any other false god for salvation. The fact is that a false god is still false even if it takes on the name of Jesus the Messiah. We must take to heart the clear warning by Jesus Himself recorded in Matt 24:5. "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many." The big question is will we believe Jesus' warning and turn from the false Messiah? Will we believe that there is a great deception coming? Will we Beware of the walk to Emmaus?

Fill the Gap:
There's a ministry called the Gap ministry and their purpose is to fill the Gap between the World's religions so we can all come together as one body for the great spiritual jubilee in the year 2000. They bring our children together doing good deeds, and playing sports all the while exchanging and accepting the many mixed up doctrines that are not of God. There's another great movement called "Global March for Jesus" (MFJ) that's also designed to bring all religions together. They teach that doctrine is only a matter of ones interpretation so it's best to leave interpretation to the ministry. They refer to God in terms like the "Grand Architect of the Universe" or "Your Higher Power" in order to make God universal to all religions. These names, they say, enable people of different faiths to join in prayer and discussion without the terms of the discussion causing disputes among them. They teach that this is the true love of God and He will be pleased with this kind of agreement. The question is…what did Jesus say? 'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' " Matt 15:8-9 Notice that we can be teaching false doctrines even while honoring Him with our lips.

Unity in Diversity:
There are many new organizations and new terms being used today that are intended to lead people into the New World Order. According to Constance Cumbey in his #1 best seller "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow." The General Assembly of the United Nations designated 1965 as "International Cooperation Year" and during that year the first World Festival was held. It was called the "Festival of Human unity" The International Cooperation Council was formed and has sponsored an annual festival since then. In 1979 the "Unity-in-Diversity" Council took over the work of the International Cooperation Council." These people began using nice sayings like "Don't look for flaws as you go through life, It is easy enough to find them. It is wise to be kind, and sometimes blind, even flaws have some virtue behind them."

This sounds very good on the surface, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with not going around looking for flaws in people. We all have flaws and should never be self-righteous, or judge others in a condemning way. The point that becomes wrong with the above saying is that we should even be willing to become "blind" to flaws, and that flaws have virtue. If flaws had virtue then Jesus would never needed to suffer and die to cover our flaws! They want you to feel that if you condemn the false doctrine you are condemning the person speaking, but the truth is when we judge the validity of doctrine using the inspired written word of God we are not sinning. We should never become blind to truth for the sake of peace, and to state the truth does not condemn anything but the false doctrine, or the lie. If the person that brought forth the false doctrine for whatever reason does not correct themselves when shown the truth, then that person has condemned him or herself by willful blindness.

That is not our fault, and we should never apologize or feel bad for standing up for the truth as long as we are very sure it can be proven in scripture the correct way. They want to get you thinking in the direction of just unity and love for all people on earth. They want you to become "quiet pillars" in the Church and as stated before, let the minister deal with doctrine. There are many little words they interject into their sermons in order to get us thinking this way. Some of these terms are…Service unites, and Doctrine divides, Live and let live, Diversified, Tolerance, Love, Unity, Unification, Ecumenical goodwill, Evangelism, Compromise, Agree to Disagree, Interfaith, Reform, Faith beyond walls, Interfaith Dialogue, Interfaith Partnership, Building Bridges, and Unity in Diversity.

This last term "Unity-in-Diversity" is also connected to the New Age movement that is connected to many Eastern religions such as the Buddhist. The organization called "Unity-in-Diversity" states "The Purpose of the UDC is to establish and sustain a worldwide coordinating body of individuals, groups, and networks-- to foster the emergence of a new person and civilization based on the dynamic integration of diversity among all peoples and all life." This can't be accomplished under a free system such as a true Democratic Republic. I believe we are fast headed into what I refer to as a "Socialistic Democratic Republic". It will in fact be a Socialistic Republic but will look like, and people will think they are in a Democratic Republic because they can still vote.

Notice the wording here "the emergence of a new person and civilization based on the dynamic integration" denotes {A New World order in unity} without using the term New World order, because people tend to dislike that wording. It gives us (And rightly so) the feeling that we are being brought into captivity, so they reword their sermons, and speeches to get us to accept it. The very definition of unity is to be together; to be at one with each other. In fact unity is the absence of diversity. Diversity is to be divided, and not at one with each other. The two terms are contradictory, and should never even be considered together. By bringing these two terms together in the way the New World order people are doing is to bring sure destruction to our understanding of the truth of God.

The truth is that if God would not in His love for us intervene in the future we would completely destroy ourselves from the face of the earth. Some may say that is a drastic and irresponsible statement, but if you think it through and continue listening, you will see my point. The ecumenical crowds advocate a very dangerous idea of integrating reason and faith, science and religion. They teach that we all should respect the teachings of all the prophets of ALL religions, and cultures. They want a worldwide society in unity, regardless of the many false gods that will be worshipped as a result. You see, Satan is the god that will slip into our lives when he succeeds in overwhelming this world with Unity-in-Diversity. This type of thinking really takes away our freedoms, while making us think we are gaining freedom. True freedom can only be enjoyed in unified harmony that comes from obeying the commands and doctrines God has set down for mankind. He is the creator and knows what we need to function with joy, love and peace. To allow all these mixed up religions in our lives will insure confusion and chaos comes out of confusion.

The true reason we were created and the way we can function correctly as a whole in harmony with the earth, and with each other, is to love, obey, and worship the creator God in heaven. That is what the Ten Commandments layout. To allow "Unity-in-Diversity" to convince us that we can do whatever we desire and we can just worship any god we please invites total confusion. This thinking allows baby's to be murdered in the womb, and schools to become places where our children learn how to become demoralized. Schools are now teaching homosexual behavior as an accepted way of life. It allows what is called, and accepted today as same sex unions. Deviant behavior can't be put down because that would get in the way of letting people be themselves. Your Ok, I'm Ok, is the menu our children are being fed and we can't even punish them for deviant behavior without fear of being taken to court!

With the "Unity-in-Diversity" kind of thinking we can't say the Pope should not be called the most Holy Father. If we say women should stay in the home so the family will remain strong, we are jumped on by the women's rights crowd. Already criminals have become the victims, and the true victims, and police have become the criminals. For the sake of unity they say sin is not sin, but just someone's personal ideas of behavior, and they state that no one has the right to say what is right or what is wrong. When we bring up the point that truth is truth and all truth comes from God, they say, "What is truth?" When we show what truth is, they say, it's just our interpretation of the Bible, but the creator God says if someone changes the truth it becomes a lie and those that lie are of their father Satan the devil, not of God. Jesus stated that He came to bear witness of the truth and that anyone that is of the truth would hear His voice. His voice does not have many different interpretations, and those that truly seek Him will see the same truth. Will you hear His voice?

Unity in diversity considers witchcraft as just another religion that is good and acceptable if they claim to be white witches. Nature worship is their main theme and when we study into ancient religions such as witchcraft we find nature worship in the form of tree, and egg worship. The Yule log and fire is also a main form of nature worship in witchcraft. If you studied their books that go far past the birth of Jesus showing witches how to set up their pagan trees and color their sex eggs, you would never have anything to do with Christ-mass, or Easter because to do so is to accept witchcraft and Sun worship. Witches claim they are good and all the evil that has been attributed to them is false. But God is the one that stated that they were evil, so I guess they are saying God is lying!

If this world completely adopts this way of thinking we will soon be in a condition much worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact we can read a scripture from the book of Timothy that describes our time and the days just ahead. It states…"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, un-loving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

The list of un-godliness in the above scripture have actually become "cool" to our young people the world over. There is only one way this type of attitude could sweep throughout the entire world and that is by irresponsible teaching, and people believing, we should be able to do whatever we want. That we should be able to worship God any way we want, and what ever we want to be true should be true, and the "Unity-in-Diversity" attitude does just that. No one wants to take responsibility for their actions, and no one wants to be the one to say sin is against God and man.

We have already seen that what comes from the Father in heaven is truth and is also doctrine. It's sound doctrine if it comes from God and to say otherwise is to say God is lying. The Gospel Jesus brought is from the Holy Father in Heaven and is also true doctrine. The purpose of Jesus' coming and sacrifice, Baptism, laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit, Jesus' teachings of the resurrection, the biblical teachings of healing, and the teaching concerning the Sabbath and the Ten Commandments are all commands from God and are true doctrine. We see that all Christians should hold fast to the true doctrines of God as recorded in Titus 1:7-9 Let's read it, It states…"For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict." Notice that a minister should fast to sound doctrine.

Please take this to heart for the saving of your eternal reward in Christ as He has promised all those who will not reject Him. Unity comes when mankind obeys God the creator and does not accept man's doctrine for any reason. We must stay focused on true doctrine and be united with Christ and never forget that no matter how it is presented to us, diversity is just that, DIVIDED. Please understand that any organization that's encouraging universalism of government, economics, military, or religion, are involved in the formation of the coming Beast power. Those at the top want to remove God and sit on His throne because they are under the sway of Satan the devil. Brethren, the way we can tell if we are fellowshipping with the true people of God, is to look at how close any fellowship group is to the Beast systems teachings! The doctrinal gap between the true Church and the false is getting wider and will get even wider as time goes on. It will not make a difference what Church a person belongs to, or what their beliefs are, because in the very near future we all will either, have to change to the ONLY truth that comes from God the Father alone or we will have to take the side of those who are leading many people into this coming One World Religious System.

It will become very clear who the true people of God are before the Christ returns. Those who love the truth will have to give up this world and its universal religion for the true Christ. The true word of God is life giving and life sustaining because they are God breathed. All things that come from God are alive and are done by His Spirit, and always have a purpose that's coupled with the love of God. Jesus stated, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God." Without the words of God we could not have any basis for right or wrong. The words of God are the power of God and by them the earth and universe was made, and is sustained. It's by the command of God the universe operates in its precise orbits. It's by the command of God the seas stay within their shores. By God's spoken words the earth was flooded and His Word restored it. It was the spoken word of God that Moses spoke bringing the many plagues upon Egypt and it will be His Word that gives power to the two witnesses soon to come. It will be by the spoken word of Jesus, (Who is the word of God,) that we shall become Spirit born children in His Kingdom, and all those who deny the power of the word of God will not be there. There has always been and always will be negative results when man disobeys or disbelieves the Word of God.

Satan wants to keep us out of the Kingdom of God as well as prevent us from having a personal relationship with God our Father now, so he will deceive us in any way he can! Satan the devil knows if all mankind could understand and obey the true Word of God and His plan, then he would not be able to destroy or deceive. Many fail to remember that Satan has been around for thousands of years causing all the war and deception and there's no deception that has passed him by, no cunning attack he will not fail to use, no weakness of the flesh he will not tempt with, and he is hard at work today as many professing Christians are taking it easy listing to smooth sermons, singing songs and rocking back and forth. The reason God is allowing this Great Apostasy to sweep through the churches today is to test all of us to see if we truly love God, and if we will stand up for Jesus or will we deny Him either directly or by denying there's anything wrong without checking into it. If you will stand up for the truth you very likely will become like many who are now scattered with no church to attend. Do we love God and His truth to the point of giving up all for God and all He teaches, or will you compromise the truth.

Yes God is allowing this Apostasy to scatter the brethren so the wolves can't get them now and in the future when it reaches the point of prison and death. These trying times should cause us to exercise the Holy Spirit by allowing it to open our minds and lead us into all truth, but we don't need to become so paranoid that we are obsessed to the point that we are in fear of all we hear or read. Jesus taught that what's in the heart the mouth will speak, so if someone is working to deceive for a following or money, it will become very clear. Fear and obsession is of Satan and if we are staying close to God through Jesus His Son we have nothing to fear from Satan or those working to deceive. Jesus, the good shepherd, will not leave or forsake us and if we truly seek His truth and His will in prayer, and even fasting if necessary, we can't be deceived because His sheep hear His voice, so never let down and forget that we have Jesus as our advocate with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Yes these misguided ministers are teaching a gospel that's not the gospel of Jesus and are leading people into a false repentance, false baptism, and to a false Messiah that brings a false salvation. This false Jesus is accepted everywhere because he is broad-minded in such a way that even Buddhists, Moslems, and Hindus can become saved and continue in their own religion. It's reported that one top ranking professing Christian minister stated, "When people faithfully follow after the idols and gods of their own cultures they already are saved and have "Jesus" within whether they know it or not." That is a very ecumenical statement brethren, This new Jesus is loved because he never condemns, is nonjudgmental, and accepts you just as you are without changing anything at all.

The true Jesus and the Holy Father will hold the ministers and teachers responsible for their teaching, but He will hold the Christian responsible if they have a lukewarm attitude accepting this false Messiah. The question is…do you want to do what God says? Or do you just want to believe what is easy and smooth? I ask again; as I have in many sermons…are you PLAYING Church, or are you serious about following the Lamb wherever He goes? Do you want real salvation or do you just want to "Think" you have salvation?

You also might want to check out "The Apostate System" and "Satan's Snare". and Apathy

If you want to know about the warning given in Revelation chapter 13 click here ... Revelation 13

If you want to understand more about the ecumenical movement click here ... Ecumenical

Regards and Keep the Faith.
Timothy M. Youngblood
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