Pope Francis, like his many predecessors, is attempting to stress the importance that all Christians be drawn into the Roman Catholic Church’s vision of unity. Of course, they don’t like to state this publicly (although the previous Pope, Pope Benedict XVI did), but their version of unity is the false doctrine that all “Christians” should submit to the RCC as the real inheritors of the ministry of Christ and his apostles. Several leaders in the “Protestant” world are more than willing to comply since they want a piece of the Vatican’s New World Order pie. Bishop Tony Palmer of Kenneth Copeland Ministries was excited recently about relaying the video message of his buddy the Pope to his colleagues in a meeting for Copeland Ministries in Texas.
In his statement, the Pope gushed that the “miracle of unity has begun,” which is code for “many evangelicals have accepted the RCC and its Pope as valid Christianity.” Pope Francis then goes on to say that the division between Protestants and Catholics is due to the sin of all parties. When Palmer met with the Pope to record the message, the Pope reassured him that “we are brothers.” Then they entered “a covenant to work for unity for the Church.” Palmer cited a 1999 joint declaration signed by the Lutheran World Federation and the RCC that was a call to the end of the age known as the Protestant Reformation and said he would urge other evangelicals to sign on to it also.
When the Pentecostal leaders finished hearing the Pope’s message, Kenneth Copeland stood up and prompted everyone at the meeting to do as the Pope requested and pray for the unity of the faith, then they ended by speaking in tongues. If these Pentecostals claim to be anointed and prophetic, how is it that they are so blind to the true nature of the Vatican and its Pope that is even warned about in Revelation?
The RCC teaches that the Pope is the Holy Father of the church and that Mary is the Mother of the church and Queen of Heaven. The true body of Christ believes our only Father is God himself (Matthew 23:9) and that the New Jerusalem in heaven is our “mother” (Galatians 4:26). People like Kenneth Copeland and other evangelical leaders who wish to compromise this truth have the free will to be deceived about this, but as far as I’m concerned, we aren’t brothers if we don’t have the same spiritual father and mother.
Source: Catholic News Agency. ‘We Are Brothers,’ Pope Stresses In Message To Pentecostals. February 25, 2014.
Harry A. Gaylord