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First Sweden, now Geneva: Protestantism is Twice Dead

 

 

Roman Catholics along with professed protestants signed a document, jointly declaring that the Protestant Reformation was over, that Protestantism was dead and Roman Catholicism and Protestantism were now fully united as one.  They celebrated an entire year from October 31, 2016-Oct. 31, 2017, holding celebrations around the world commemorating their unity. In case you may have forgotten, here’s a quick refresher: 

 

“Somewhere in Pope Francis’s office is a document that could alter the course of Christian history. It declares an end to hostilities between Catholics and Evangelicals and says the two traditions are now “united in mission because we are declaring the same Gospel”. The Holy Father is thinking of signing the text in 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, alongside Evangelical leaders representing roughly one in four Christians in the world today. Francis is convinced that the Reformation is already over. He believes it ended in 1999, the year the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation issued a joint declaration on justification, the doctrine at the heart of Luther’s protest...In Buenos Aires he [Pope Francis] met a British-born South African pastor called Tony Palmer. Palmer belonged to the ‘convergence movement’, which seeks to blend charismatic worship with a more historically grounded liturgy and understanding of the sacraments.The cardinal became Palmer’s ‘spiritual father’, but reportedly discouraged him from becoming a Catholic, arguing that he was called to serve as a ‘bridge-builder’ between Catholics and Evangelicals...Like his mentor, Palmer believed that the Reformation had already ended. He bluntly challenged Luther’s spiritual heirs to reject the ‘Protestant’ label. ‘It’s like saying you’re racist even though you’re living in a country that no longer has an Apartheid system in place,’ he argued. When Francis wanted to reach out to Evangelicals after he was elected Pope, he didn’t do the obvious things. He didn’t ask the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity to organise a conference or seek advice from the group Evangelicals and Catholics Together in America – arguably the most advanced such dialogue in the world. Instead, he rang his old friend. During a leisurely meeting at the Vatican, Palmer recorded a video of the Pontiff on his iPhone. Designated an ‘Apostolic Representative for Christian Unity’ by Francis, Palmer took the film to a ministers’ conference in Texas organised by prosperity gospel preacher Kenneth Copeland. Palmer introduced the film with what must count as one of the great Christian orations of the 21st century. ‘Brothers and sisters, Luther’s protest is over,’ he said. He told the audibly stunned audience that he was speaking to them ‘in the spirit of Elijah’, who prepared the way for something much greater than himself. Palmer was unaware, of course, that as he stood at the lectern he had just months left to live. But with hindsight there was a spine-tingling moment when he announced that he would introduce the papal video with a short prayer. This was a dying man’s prayer,’ he said. ‘And when you know that you are about to die, you certainly pray the most important prayers...’ Francis then proclaimed that ‘the miracle of unity has begun...’That day Palmer gave Francis a draft text called the ‘Declaration of Faith in Unity for Mission.’”[1]

 

Of Course the document was signed, and victory declared in the execution of Protestantism.  However, not content with having made an end of Protestantism at the hands of papists and evangelicals (no longer calling themselves Protestants), Popery and her ecumenical partners, or shall we say daughters, are now exhuming Protestantism, only to further denigrate it and make sure that it will never be resuscitated or revived. Pope Francis will be traveling to Geneva to accomplish this. 

 

 

“Pope Francis' one-day pilgrimage to Geneva will mark another major ecumenical moment in his papacy. While he will celebrate Mass for the nation's Catholics and meet with Vatican diplomatic staff working at U.N. agencies there, the trip's major focus is highlighting the Catholic Church's commitment to seeking Christian unity and recognizing the unique contribution of the World Council of Churches. Of his 22 apostolic trips abroad, the upcoming June 21 pilgrimage with be his second that's so intently focused on ecumenism. In 2016, he traveled to Lund, Sweden, for a joint commemoration with the Lutheran World Federation marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation begun by Martin Luther... The Lund visit was a major milestone on this journey, Rev. Robra said, and Geneva represents another bright ray of hope chasing away that ‘ecumenical winter’ of the past. Although there are still ‘tensions’ and ‘difficulties’ ahead when it comes to dialogue, Rev. Robra said, ‘there is so much more that unites us than what separates us.’ The biggest achievement to come out of the decades the Catholic Church and Christian communities have been working together may not be the different documents and agreements, Father Andrzej Choromanski, an official at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, told reporters June 12. ‘The real concrete sign of success, he said, is how the two sides see each other and treat each other -- no longer as enemies, but as friends.’ This, for me, is the most important,’ he said.”[2]

 

Let us pause here. We cannot overlook Mr. Choromanski’s statement that “the two sides see each other and treat each other--no longer as enemies, but as friends.” This brings us to Luke 23:12, “And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.” It was the love of self and  approval as well as hatred for Christ that caused Pilate and Herod to put aside their enmity or differences and unite to kill Jesus; likewise, it is hatred for the law of God and those that live and teach it that has caused the various denominations across Protestantism to unite with Roman Catholicism and become friends to exterminate Protestantism.

 

Continuing in the article: “This will be the third time a Pope has visited the World Council of Churches...Pope Francis' trip is another major step in this pilgrim's progress, and it will be the first papal visit to Switzerland since 1984. Switzerland has seen an increasing trend in people professing to not be religious. A nation that was more or less half-Protestant, half-Catholic shows the same downward curve in both religious affiliations the past 40 years. But the Pope has a particularly unique way of knowing the concerns of today's young Swiss Catholics: the on-site presence of 110 Swiss guards. With Pope Francis' special emphasis on ‘reality’ or action being ‘more important than ideas,’ the Geneva trip reflects what he told the WCC in a 2015 message marking the 50th anniversary of the joint working group. He said they must continue with dialogue, but they must go further in promoting new ways Christians can ‘testify together to the real, though imperfect, communion shared by all the baptized.’”[3]

 

It is no surprise that Popery with its ecumenical thrust is targeting all the cities that became strongholds of Protestantism during the time of the Reformation so that it can be utterly uprooted. John Calvin along with William Farel did a mighty work in Geneva in establishing Protestantism; and Popery with the World Council of Churches are doing all they can to erase that history. 

 

As Popery and Apostate Protestants are making sure that the Protestant Reformation is twice dead, the Lord sends them a warning. If they don’t repent, they will be twice dead. “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” Jude 11-13. 

 

[1] http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/july-24th-2015/the-popes-great-evangelical-gamble/

[2] https://www.catholicregister.org/home/international/item/27570-papal-trip-to-geneva-marks-new-spring-in-ecumenism

[3] https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#sent/1640039846665037

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