Romanism brings all anti-Christian religions together under the Antichrist.

In the picture on the left, the pope receives a mark from a pagan Shiva priestess.

The following reported by Biblical Discernment Ministries --

Pope John Paul II on his 10th African tour in 2/93, told about 75 "colorfully garbed voodoo worshippers [in Benin] that they would NOT have to forsake all of their culture [nor their voodoo faith] in order to convert" to Catholicism (2/13/93, World). The conciliatory pope noted that even as Africans look to their ancestors as objects of worship, Catholics also revere "ancestors in the faith, from the Apostles to the missionaries." "I have never seen God, but today when I have seen the pope, I recognize that I have seen the good God, who prays for all the voduns," said Sossa Guedehoungue, head of Benin's vodun community. Voodoo leader Senou Zannou gave a formal speech in which he announced his son was becoming a Roman Catholic priest. But he also offered a defense of his faith: "God knows that the vodun has nothing to do with the devil or Satan." (Africans passing from Benin into slavery brought vodun worship to Haiti and Brazil, where it mixed with Catholicism and came to be called voodoo.) Other instances of Catholicism's cooperation with the occult and false religions:

In 1986 in Assisi, Italy, John Paul II joined in a circle to pray and meditate with snake handlers from Togo, shamans and tribal witchdoctors from West Africa, Hindu gurus from India, Buddhist monks from Thailand, and liberal protestant clergymen from Great Britain, as all joined hands in "pray[ing] to their gods for 'peace'." The Pope also announced in Assisi that there are "many paths to God." (Sources: Christian News in a reprint of a 1993 article by Michael A. Hoffman in Researcher, Vol. 4, No. 3; and the 4/93, Flashpoint.)

Again in 1986, in Fiji, "the Pope quaffed a potent island liquor, accepted three whale's teeth and watched a spear dance during an ancient welcoming ceremony dating back to when the Fijians practiced cannibalism. ... [Fijian tribal] chiefs handed the Pope a mud-colored, alcoholic drink called kava [a drink condemned by early missionaries to Fiji as devil worship] ... [which] he downed in a single gulp." At the Pope's next stop in Auckland, New Zealand, 15 elders of the Maoris tribe pressed noses with the Pope, "to exchange each other's breath, which is the life force." (Source: 11/22/86, Chicago Tribune.)

Throughout Central and South America, Catholicism is in the most blatant partnership with spiritism and paganism. In Brazil, Aparecida is the largest cathedral in the world next to St. Peters in Rome. It is dedicated to a small idol of a "Black Virgin" -- pulled from a nearby lake in a fishing net -- that now performs "miracles." The Pope came to honor this idol in 1991. At the mass, the priest led the people in prayers and songs to the idol, asking it for salvation and dedicating their lives to it. Aparecida's large bookstore also carries many of the same "positive" books that delude Protestants -- books in Portuguese by American authors, from Norman Vincent Peale to "Christian psychologists." (Reported in the October 1991, CIB Bulletin.)

In his visit to Senegal in 1992 where, instead of calling the heathen African religions by their proper and accurate name, Pope John Paul II referred to "African customs" and urged Senegal's Roman Catholics to "strike the right balance between African customs and church requirements." But there is no "right balance" between truth and error -- they are mutually exclusive. Yet the Pope said that the "blending of authentically African fruits in union with the universal church was essential to the spread of Catholicism on the continent." (Source: 4/93, Flashpoint.) [Contrast such statements with the Word of God: "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isa. 8:20). God says: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil..." (Isa. 5:20). All idolatry is an abomination to God and needs to be recognized as such. Of course, since the Roman Catholic Church actually worships idols while claiming to be "Christian," it is understandable that they will not rebuke heathen idolaters who make no profession of faith in Christ.]

On January 9-10, 1993, the Pope again hosted the Dalai Lama of Tibetan Buddhism and representatives of many other false and ungodly religions. It was an incredible sight to see these weird persons, "holy books" in hand, all standing serenely, side-by-side with the Pope. In the 2/10/93 issue of the official Vatican newspaper, L 'Osservatore Romano, the Pope said he recognizes within the devil worship sect of Voodoo, "God's riches ... the seed of the Word ... solidarity among believers ... for ... human liberation." (Sources: Christian News in a reprint of a 1993 article by Michael A. Hoffman in Researcher, Vol. 4, No. 3; and the 4/93, Flashpoint.) [The whole testimony of the Bible is that consorting with such hellish works is, in fact, the same as being in league with the devil. The Bible says we are to have no spiritual fellowship with the false cults. The Pope says we can. Those interested in a history of Voodoo and its curse upon the black people of Africa for a thousand years, should read the 1989 book by former high priest of African Voodoo Isaiah Oke, Blood Secrets: The True Story of Demon Worship and Ceremonial Murder.]

The Philippine Star of 8/25/94 reported that Josť Silva, founder of the world-famous Silva Method, received the Special Apostolic Blessing bestowed on him by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Reports reaching Silva International say the Vatican has given its approval to the Silva training course. [See The Seduction of Christianity and the BDM report on the Silva Method for an explanation of this heavily demonic occult technique formerly known as Silva Mind Control.]

In a 4/3/91 letter written by Pope John Paul II, addressed to "my beloved Muslim brothers and sisters," the Pope said, "I close my greeting to you with the words of one of my predecessors Pope Gregory VII, who in 1076 wrote to Al-Nasir, the Muslim ruler of Bijaya, present day Algeria: 'We believe in and confess one God, admittedly in a different way, and daily praise and venerate him, the creator of the world and the ruler of this world.'" The name Allah, was not invented by Muhammad, but was the name of a pagan god, long known and worshiped in the Middle East. In pre-Islamic days, Allah worship was on par with Baal worship, both originating in the Babylon region and both being Astral religions: the Sun, Moon, and Stars were the objects of worship. An Allah idol was one of some 360 idols in the Kabah, the sacred building at Mecca, now containing the famous black stone, a place of Islamic prayer and pilgrimages., the place to which the faithful turn to pray, again not new to Islam, but a practice of very ancient origins. The tribe into which Muhammad was born was devoted to the god Allah, Allah being the personal name of the Moon god. That the Pope worships a god other than the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ ought not surprise us when one considers that both Islam and Romanism come from the same Babylonian stock. (Source: 8/94, Perilous Times.)

" Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."

1 John 2:18

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