Ecumenism

The chasm between Catholicism and Protestantism is steadily closing. However, while Rome itself has not changed any of its doctrines, many Protestant churches are compromising their beliefs. But it isn't just Protestants paying homage to Rome. Other religions are making overtures to the Vatican. Many of the religions involved teach opposing viewpoints. Which one is true? All viewpoints cannot be truth. Ecumenism seeks to water down truth, make it relative, and destroy the veracity of the Bible. Many of the images in this album are featured in Amazing Discoveries' Total Onslaught: That All May Be One lecture. Purchase That All May Be One DVD or view the lecture online.

<p>The ceiling of St. Paul's Cathedral reveals some alarming symbols from Freemasonry&mdash;the all-seeing eye and compass and square. What are these doing in the Church of England?<br /><br /> These signs seem to indicate that the Church of England has capitulated and is now a part of Freemasonry and therefore Luciferian. The meaning of these signs is serious, and we should not believe that any of them are placed there accidentally. <br /><br /></p>
The ceiling of St. Paul's Cathedral reveals some alarming symbols from Freemasonry—the all-seeing eye and compass and square. What are these doing in the Church of England? These signs seem to indicate that the Church of England has capitulated and is now a part of Freemasonry and therefore Luciferian. The meaning of these signs is serious, and we should not believe that any of them are placed there accidentally.
<p>In front of the main altar of St. Paul's Cathedral, you find the typical solar symbols associated with <a title="Read our article on Sun Worship" href="../S-deception_end-time_paganism_Catholic_sun-worship" target="blank">sun worship</a>. <br /><br /></p>
In front of the main altar of St. Paul's Cathedral, you find the typical solar symbols associated with sun worship.
<p>The floor of St. Paul's Cathedral taken from above, shows the solar symbol in the middle, and the black and white square associated with Freemasonry. <br /><br /></p>
The floor of St. Paul's Cathedral taken from above, shows the solar symbol in the middle, and the black and white square associated with Freemasonry.
<p>On the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral we also find peacocks, symbols of Lucifer, and the triangle in the circle&mdash;a <a title="Read our article: The New Age Movement" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_New-Age_doctrine_Pisces" target="blank">New Age</a> and occult symbol. <br /><br /></p>
On the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral we also find peacocks, symbols of Lucifer, and the triangle in the circle—a New Age and occult symbol.
<p>On the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral, we see the symbol of the serpent with its tail in its mouth, surrounded by stars and the half moon in the center&mdash;all symbols of <a title="Read our article on Sun Worship" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_end-time_paganism_Catholic_sun-worship" target="blank">sun worship</a>. <br /><br /></p>
On the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral, we see the symbol of the serpent with its tail in its mouth, surrounded by stars and the half moon in the center—all symbols of sun worship.
<p>On the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral, we find the solar deity depicted with straight and curved rays. These symbols are also associated with Catholicism. These signs and symbols indicate that the Church of England is no longer Protestant, but has joined forces with Catholicism. </p>
On the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral, we find the solar deity depicted with straight and curved rays. These symbols are also associated with Catholicism. These signs and symbols indicate that the Church of England is no longer Protestant, but has joined forces with Catholicism.
<p>A black and white pentagram on the floor in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Pentagrams and the colors black and white are associated with occultism and Freemasonry. <br /><br /></p>
A black and white pentagram on the floor in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Pentagrams and the colors black and white are associated with occultism and Freemasonry.
<p>Inside St. Paul's Cathedral, we see many signs of a switch to Romanism. Notice the miniature Bernini's canopy, and the black and white squares on the floor. </p>
Inside St. Paul's Cathedral, we see many signs of a switch to Romanism. Notice the miniature Bernini's canopy, and the black and white squares on the floor.
<p>We find this hexagram on the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral as well, also symbols associated with occultism. Don't be fooled by the cross. The cross was an ancient <a title="Read our article on Sun Worship" href="../S-deception_end-time_paganism_Catholic_sun-worship" target="blank">sun worship</a> symbol. <br /><br /></p>
We find this hexagram on the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral as well, also symbols associated with occultism. Don't be fooled by the cross. The cross was an ancient sun worship symbol.
<p>Ruth Gledhill, "Churches 'should hold seances,'" <em>The London Times</em> (August 28, 2000): The Anglican Church in England introduced "Christian seances" and encouraged worshipers to develop their "psychic skills." <br /><br />Already in 2000, <a title="Read our article: The New Age Movement" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/142" target="blank">New Age</a> practices were<a title="Read our article: American Mega-Churches and Spiritual Formation" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/AD-Spiritual-Deceptions-Spiritual_Formation-American.html" target="blank"> entering Protestant churches</a>.</p>
Ruth Gledhill, "Churches 'should hold seances,'" The London Times (August 28, 2000): The Anglican Church in England introduced "Christian seances" and encouraged worshipers to develop their "psychic skills." Already in 2000, New Age practices were entering Protestant churches.
On November 1, 1999, this newspaper reported that the Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches finally ended a 500-year rift by signing a joint declaration. This declaration was meant to end the dispute that started the Protestant Reformation and led to the Thirty Years War. 
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All that Luther and the reformers worked and died for was over by the turn of the millennium. Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Fellowship, said in March 2001 that the ecumenical movement requires Christians to look into the possibility that the Pope should become the "global spokesperson for all Christians." This indeed is becoming true.<br /><br /><a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-unity_Luther_justification_ALCC" target="blank">Learn more in our article: Rome and the Lutheran Church</a>.
On November 1, 1999, this newspaper reported that the Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches finally ended a 500-year rift by signing a joint declaration. This declaration was meant to end the dispute that started the Protestant Reformation and led to the Thirty Years War. All that Luther and the reformers worked and died for was over by the turn of the millennium. Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Fellowship, said in March 2001 that the ecumenical movement requires Christians to look into the possibility that the Pope should become the "global spokesperson for all Christians." This indeed is becoming true.Learn more in our article: Rome and the Lutheran Church.
September 5, 2000: "Churches Examine Vatican Statement."
September 5, 2000: "Churches Examine Vatican Statement."
<p>Many recent books support the unification of all religions. Here is one example. <br /><br />James R. White, <em>The Roman Catholic Controversy: Catholics and Protestants&mdash;Do the Differences Still Matter?</em> (Bethany House Publishers, 1996).</p>
Many recent books support the unification of all religions. Here is one example. James R. White, The Roman Catholic Controversy: Catholics and Protestants—Do the Differences Still Matter? (Bethany House Publishers, 1996).
<p>"The Pope was recognized as the overall authority in the Christian world by an Anglican and Roman Catholic commission...which described him as a "gift to be received by all the Churches." <br /><br />Oliver Poole, "Churches agree Pope has overall authority," <em>The Daily Telegraph</em> (June 1999).<br /><br /><a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-unity_Anglican_Church_Gumbel_Archbishop" target="blank">Learn more: Rome and the Anglican Church</a>.</p>
"The Pope was recognized as the overall authority in the Christian world by an Anglican and Roman Catholic commission...which described him as a "gift to be received by all the Churches." Oliver Poole, "Churches agree Pope has overall authority," The Daily Telegraph (June 1999).Learn more: Rome and the Anglican Church.
<p>Inside the Lutheran Dom in Berlin are pictures of <a title="Read our article: The Worship of Mary" href="../S-deception_paganism_Catholic_Mary_mediator" target="blank">Mary</a> and candles burning. These would never have been approved by Luther. But Lutherans have made concessions to Rome. <a href="../S-deception-unity_Luther_justification_ALCC" target="blank">Read our article: Rome and the Lutheran Church</a>. <br /><br /></p>
Inside the Lutheran Dom in Berlin are pictures of Mary and candles burning. These would never have been approved by Luther. But Lutherans have made concessions to Rome. Read our article: Rome and the Lutheran Church.
<p>"Germany calls to ask: forgive Luther," <em>The Telegraph</em> (December 31, 1994).<br /><br />Already in 1994, <a title="Read our article: Rome and the Lutheran Church" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-unity_Luther_justification_ALCC" target="blank">Lutherans were moving towards reunification with Rome</a>. For what should Luther be forgiven? All he did was go by the Bible in all that God showed him. Is the Bible not to be our sole guide?</p>
"Germany calls to ask: forgive Luther," The Telegraph (December 31, 1994).Already in 1994, Lutherans were moving towards reunification with Rome. For what should Luther be forgiven? All he did was go by the Bible in all that God showed him. Is the Bible not to be our sole guide?
<p>Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner was given the mandate to let the Protestant churches know that the Catholic Church no longer required them to convert, but that as long as they acknowledge the supremacy of the Catholic Church and the Pope, they might be recognized within their individual denominations as the body of Christ. <br /><br /> This theologian was influential in influencing the thinking of many others to further Papal plans for unity. <br /><br /> Rahner&rsquo;s motto was effectively, &ldquo;Our Lord must conform to the world, not it to Him.&rdquo; Rahner&rsquo;s influence was enormous. He satisfied a modern world, and modern churchmen, whose ears were itching for doctrinal compromises under the pretext of &ldquo;enlightenment.&rdquo; <a href="http://www.cfnews.org/rahner.htm" target="blank">Read more about Rahner from the Catholic Family News</a> <br /><br /><br /></p>
Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner was given the mandate to let the Protestant churches know that the Catholic Church no longer required them to convert, but that as long as they acknowledge the supremacy of the Catholic Church and the Pope, they might be recognized within their individual denominations as the body of Christ. This theologian was influential in influencing the thinking of many others to further Papal plans for unity. Rahner’s motto was effectively, “Our Lord must conform to the world, not it to Him.” Rahner’s influence was enormous. He satisfied a modern world, and modern churchmen, whose ears were itching for doctrinal compromises under the pretext of “enlightenment.” Read more about Rahner from the Catholic Family News
<p>The July 6, 1998 edition of <em>TIME</em> reported on the Lutheran concession to Catholics that the Pope no longer is Antichrist. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988663-1,00.html" target="blank">Read "A Half-Millennium Rift" online</a>.</p>
The July 6, 1998 edition of TIME reported on the Lutheran concession to Catholics that the Pope no longer is Antichrist. Read "A Half-Millennium Rift" online.
<p>In the year 2000, the German magazine <em>Weltbild</em> bore this picture on its cover, with the inscription "From heretic to companion."</p>
In the year 2000, the German magazine Weltbild bore this picture on its cover, with the inscription "From heretic to companion."
<p>The new St. Paul's Cathedral in the United Kingdom which was recently rebuilt. Surprisingly, it was rebuilt to be a replica of the Vatican. The Bible talks of an end-time "image of the Beast." Why is the Church of England making itself to look like the Vatican? <br /><br /></p>
The new St. Paul's Cathedral in the United Kingdom which was recently rebuilt. Surprisingly, it was rebuilt to be a replica of the Vatican. The Bible talks of an end-time "image of the Beast." Why is the Church of England making itself to look like the Vatican?
<p>Anglican Reverend Nicky Gumbel, the main force behind the <a title="Nicky Gumbel video on the Alpha Course" href="http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=3582267845277891274&amp;q=nicky+gumbel" target="blank">Alpha Course </a>evangelistic tool. <br /><br /></p>
Anglican Reverend Nicky Gumbel, the main force behind the Alpha Course evangelistic tool.
<p>The front page of the Vatican's newspaper <em>L'Osservatore Romano</em>, which published the full text in Arabic of the Pope's speech during his meeting with Muslim envoys.</p>
The front page of the Vatican's newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, which published the full text in Arabic of the Pope's speech during his meeting with Muslim envoys.
<p>A model of St. Paul's Cathedral the way it looked for centuries, before it was rebuilt to look like the Vatican. <br /><br /></p>
A model of St. Paul's Cathedral the way it looked for centuries, before it was rebuilt to look like the Vatican.
<p>"Dr. Graham and other religious leaders also heap praise on the pontiff for helping to push forward the religious revival worldwide."<br /><em><br /></em></p>
"Dr. Graham and other religious leaders also heap praise on the pontiff for helping to push forward the religious revival worldwide."
<p>"The mother of the churches" inscription on St. John's Lateran Church.<br /><br /> The <em>Independent</em> reported on Sept 4, 2000, that Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Ratzinger, said, "It must be always clear that the one, holy, catholic and apostolic universal church is not the sister, but the mother of all the churches." <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inscription_Ecclesiarum_Mater_San_Giovanni_in_Laterano_2006-09-07.jpg" target="blank"><br /><br />Learn more: </a><a href="http://amazingdiscoveries.tv/media/132/220-232K/" target="blank"> view the lecture <em>A Woman Rides the Beast</em> online. </a></p>
"The mother of the churches" inscription on St. John's Lateran Church. The Independent reported on Sept 4, 2000, that Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Ratzinger, said, "It must be always clear that the one, holy, catholic and apostolic universal church is not the sister, but the mother of all the churches." Learn more: view the lecture A Woman Rides the Beast online.
<p>"The word of the Lord told us that what we are witnessing is the end of an era, that God is restoring His temple and that there would be a priesthood, an Episcopacy that was in apostolic succession&mdash;a main difference between Protestant faith and Catholicism. [Archbishop Randolph Adler of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church] said that after the sermon, he 'stood up to give a prophetic word' but fell on the floor and wept for 45 minutes. Then he said, 'We all sensed what God was saying to us. We were witnessing the end of Protestantism. God's church is Catholic!' he declared. 'It was Catholic in the beginning and it will be Catholic in the end.'"<br /><br />Jim Ashley, "Death of Protestantism Foreseen,"<em> Chattanooga Free Press</em> (May 10, 1997).</p>
"The word of the Lord told us that what we are witnessing is the end of an era, that God is restoring His temple and that there would be a priesthood, an Episcopacy that was in apostolic succession—a main difference between Protestant faith and Catholicism. [Archbishop Randolph Adler of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church] said that after the sermon, he 'stood up to give a prophetic word' but fell on the floor and wept for 45 minutes. Then he said, 'We all sensed what God was saying to us. We were witnessing the end of Protestantism. God's church is Catholic!' he declared. 'It was Catholic in the beginning and it will be Catholic in the end.'"Jim Ashley, "Death of Protestantism Foreseen," Chattanooga Free Press (May 10, 1997).
<p><em>ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY...wore a ring given to one of the Archbishop's predecessors by POPE PAUL VI. It was, he told John Paul, "a sign not unlike an engagement ring."</em> <br /><br /> Source:<a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,970814-2,00.html" target="blank"> Ostling et al., "Dramatic Choice for Canterbury," <em>TIME</em> (August 6, 1990).</a><br /> <br /><a title="Read our article: The Anglican Church" href="http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-unity_Anglican_Church_Gumbel_Archbishop" target="blank"> Read more about Anglican-Catholic relations.</a></p>
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY...wore a ring given to one of the Archbishop's predecessors by POPE PAUL VI. It was, he told John Paul, "a sign not unlike an engagement ring." Source: Ostling et al., "Dramatic Choice for Canterbury," TIME (August 6, 1990). Read more about Anglican-Catholic relations.
<p><span>Israel invites the pope to visit the Holy Land.&nbsp;</span><em><br /></em></p>
Israel invites the pope to visit the Holy Land. 
<p><span>In this news story, Israel's chief rabbi paid a historic visit to the Pope which was heralded as a sign of religious harmony between Israel and the Papacy.</span></p>
In this news story, Israel's chief rabbi paid a historic visit to the Pope which was heralded as a sign of religious harmony between Israel and the Papacy.
<p>"Christian unity will not become a reality unless all Christian accept the authority Christ entrusted to St. Peter and his successors, Pope John Paul II said." <em><br /></em></p>
"Christian unity will not become a reality unless all Christian accept the authority Christ entrusted to St. Peter and his successors, Pope John Paul II said."
<p>The letters "IHS" and sun blazes engraved on the utensils in St. Paul's Cathedral. </p>
The letters "IHS" and sun blazes engraved on the utensils in St. Paul's Cathedral.
<p>Another symbol found in St. Paul's Cathedral&mdash;this time of the phoenix or pelican feeding its young&mdash;another symbol typical of Freemasonry and <a title="Read our article on Sun Worship" href="../S-deception_end-time_paganism_Catholic_sun-worship" target="blank">sun worship</a>. </p>
Another symbol found in St. Paul's Cathedral—this time of the phoenix or pelican feeding its young—another symbol typical of Freemasonry and sun worship.
<p>A cupid statue in St. Paul's Cathedral. Cupids are also seen in Catholic cathedrals, and are associated with <a title="Read our article on Sun Worship" href="../S-deception_end-time_paganism_Catholic_sun-worship" target="blank">sun worship</a>. </p>
A cupid statue in St. Paul's Cathedral. Cupids are also seen in Catholic cathedrals, and are associated with sun worship.
<p>The letters "IHS" are embroidered on the vestments in St. Paul's Cathedral in London. <a href="../albums.html?action=picture&amp;aid=5428977213518190017&amp;pid=IHS.jpg" target="blank">IHS</a> is the ancient abbreviation for the three gods Isis, Horus, and Set, who played a prominent role in ancient pagan sun worship religions. Nowadays some say that these letters stand for "In His Service," but the straight and curved sun rays emanating from the letters give it away as just another pagan symbol that has infiltrated the once Protestant Church of England. </p>
The letters "IHS" are embroidered on the vestments in St. Paul's Cathedral in London. IHS is the ancient abbreviation for the three gods Isis, Horus, and Set, who played a prominent role in ancient pagan sun worship religions. Nowadays some say that these letters stand for "In His Service," but the straight and curved sun rays emanating from the letters give it away as just another pagan symbol that has infiltrated the once Protestant Church of England.
<p>St. Paul's Cathedral now also has corpses under altars, which are pagan traditions used by the Catholic Church. These relics or bones of ancient priests or saints are considered holy. </p>
St. Paul's Cathedral now also has corpses under altars, which are pagan traditions used by the Catholic Church. These relics or bones of ancient priests or saints are considered holy.
<p>Pope Francis with Patriarch Bartholomew I in Jerusalem.</p>
Pope Francis with Patriarch Bartholomew I in Jerusalem.
<p>Pope John XXIII, who started Vatican II.</p>
Pope John XXIII, who started Vatican II.
<p><span>The Council Fathers seated during the Second Vatican Council.</span></p>
The Council Fathers seated during the Second Vatican Council.
<p>Jesuit Karl Rahner in 1974.</p>
Jesuit Karl Rahner in 1974.