On June 23, less than two months after Pope Francis sent a video message to Copeland and his followers at a minister’s conference in Texas, encouraging Charismatics everywhere and Charismatic Catholics to unite, Kenneth Copeland along with Tony Palmer, James and Betty Robinson and other high level evangelical leaders visited Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome. Tony Palmer had introduced the pope’s video by saying that the protest of the Protestant Reformation is over.
The express purpose of the rather ominous meeting in Rome was to promote unity among charismatic evangelical churches with the Catholic Church. Those present were John and Carol Arnott, of Catch the Fire,” (formerly known as the Toronto Airport Ministries), Brian Stiller, Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance, Thomas Schirrmacher, chairman of the theological commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, Geoff Tunnicliffe, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance.
“I am so Blessed!” said Copeland after the meeting. “What Jesus asked the Father for in John 17:21, ‘that we may all be one’ in Him, is finally coming to pass… All eight of us in our meeting together with [the pope] were moved by the strong presence of the Holy Spirit, and our love for one another was strengthened beyond measure. Like I said, I am so BLESSED! What a time to be a believer!”
James Robinson, a Southern Baptist, said, “I believe I am beginning to witness what Jesus prayed for. Over three years ago, many respected evangelical leaders and Spirit-filled Catholics began meeting together to pray for God’s will to be done and to bring true believers together in supernatural unity.”
Note that the consort between formerly Protestant charismatic churches with charismatic Catholics has been going on for more than three years. Little by little one church group after another is strategically being drawn into dialogue and then unity with Rome.
“The enemy has kept many Christians from loving one another as Christ loves us,” Robinson added, “and have failed to recognize the importance of supernatural unity even with all of the unique diversity.”
Loving all people, in particular Christians of all persuasions is one thing. Uniting with those teaching false religion is another. But it should be no surprise to see the various branches of Christianity that are teaching false doctrines uniting together. They are vulnerable because they do not teach or practice the core principles of scripture, and they don’t obey all of the Ten Commandments. While it is claimed that it is all about unity of Christians under Christ, the ecumenical movement is more fundamentally about a one world religion presided over by the Bishop of Rome.
The evangelicals met for lunch with Francis for nearly three hours in a “supernatural” gathering (according to Robinson). “We went to the Vatican and met in the presence of the Lord,” he said.
“I couldn’t help but wonder… if Jesus, as He did when Stephen was stoned…,” said Robinson, “perhaps once again stood at the right hand of the Father looking down on that scene in Rome between Evangelicals and the Pope, turn to the Father and say, “Look, I think my prayer is about to be answered…”
The enthusiasm of the evangelicals for unity with Rome is palpable. And the stampede has begun. Those who refuse to join with Rome in the ecumenical stampede will be seen as enemies of faith and of truth. But to join them means to be disloyal to scripture, which condemns such alliances.
Churches that seek unity with Rome have become the daughters of Babylon. For, according to scripture, the Papacy is the mother of harlots. Those who unite with the global false system of worship promoted by the Papacy are committing spiritual fornication. See Revelation 17:1-6. It is all leading to the persecution of God’s true commandment keepers, which makes Rome “drunken with the blood saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” Verse 6.
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.” Jeremiah 51:33