Peres pitches pope ‘UN of religions’ to battle terrorism
Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres has proposed a new global peace initiative to Pope Francis: A “United Nations of Religions,” given that most wars today have religious, not nationalistic, undercurrents. …
The UN has had its time,” Peres said, according to Famiglia Cristiana. “What we need is an organization of United Religions, the UN of religions. It would be the best way to combat these terrorists who kill in the name of their faith because most people are not like them, they practice their religions without killing anyone, without even thinking about it.”
The Vatican news service said the pope “listened attentively and with interest” to Peres’ proposal.
|Pope Francis and Shimon Peres in June, Credit: GPO|
Peres’ proposal comes at an interesting time. This week I wrote about the last days, Tribulation church forming before our eyes. I’d written that the evangelical church is collapsing. That the Roman Catholic church is gaining speed with its program of “new evangelism”. That the RCC’s long-centuries tradition of successful syncretism (“interpretatio christiana”) has put them in a good position to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of the evangelical church.
I’d written that this is all amply demonstrated by the infiltration of Catholic practices and doctrines into Protestant faith denominations, even the once-conservative and discerning Southern Baptist Convention. It’s demonstrated by the acceptance and declaration of Catholics as “brothers” by once trusted leaders of the evangelical segments of Protestantism. It’s seen by the movement of Rome toward absorbing all other religions into one, global religion.
The Catholic News Service (CNS) reported from their side, too.
In an exclusive interview with Famiglia Cristiana, the 91-year-old former two-term prime minister of Israel said he wanted to establish an international body representing the world’s major religions, as a moral force able to intervene in conflicts. Peres said Pope Francis would be the best person to head such a world body because “perhaps for the first time in history, the Holy Father is a leader who’s respected, not just by a lot of people, but also by different religions and their representatives.”
“In fact, perhaps he is the only leader who is truly respected” in the world, said Peres, who was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1994 with Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Premier Yitzak Rabin.
“What we need is an unquestionable moral authority who says out loud, ‘No. God doesn’t want this and doesn’t allow it,’ ” he said.
So now this news, that the Israeli former President wants to unite with Rome and create a global, United Nations of Religions. Anyone who is familiar with Revelation 13:11-18 will readily see that this correlates to direct, satanic Tribulation church. At that time, after the rapture, a global church will form in order to worship the antichrist. The False Prophet will perform signs and wonders to cause all to worship the antichrist, or die. Read Luke 4:5-8 to see that this is what satan has always wanted, all the kingdoms, with its peoples to worship him and him alone. That is exactly what satan tempted Jesus with.
And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”
See also Isaiah 14:13 to confirm that satan’s goal is global worship- supplanting God from His holy throne.
In that incredible chapter 13 of Revelation, the antichrist is described, and then “The Second Beast” commonly known as the “False Prophet” is introduced:
Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence,c and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, 14and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
15And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,e to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
The Jewish News Service (JNS) reported this of the meeting between Peres and the Pope:
In his meeting, Peres told the pontiff that the Arab world recognizes the growing threat of terrorism that is being carried out by groups like the Islamic State. He said the Arab world “can join forces with Israel, the United States, and the European Union in the united front against terror in which religious leaders play a pivotal role, led by Your Holiness.”
If the impetus to form a united organization of religions with the pope as head (to combat extremism and terrorism) is so strong now, how strong will it be after the Psalm 83 war? After Gog Magog battle? (Ezekiel 38). Without going too far out on a limb it seems to me that the prophetic forces bringing this age to a conclusion are becoming so strong that it is dizzying.
In his book “A Verse-By-Verse Commentary on the Book of Revelation”, John R. Rice calls the false prophet, “Priest of Antichrist”. As I said in my opinion piece commenting on the trends of the day, it seems to me the last days church is nearly ready.
Oliver B. Green said in his commentary on Chapter 13 of Revelation,
Sometimes is seems as if the believers are fighting a losing battle but we are not. We are in the minority, but we are on the winning side. From the standpoint of numbers, we are outnumbered, but “if God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). We are definitely on the winning side. We cannot lose with God. … The devil, the Beast, the false prophet, and all the wicked have a date at the judgment bar of God Almighty. At the Great White Throne, God will judge in righteousness, and all wickedness will be put down forever. The devil is the prince of the power of the air, today, he is the god of this age; but the day is coming when he will be stripped of all his power and thrown in the lake of fire. He has been leading poor souls into captivity for six thousand long years, but soon God will put a stop to his activities.
What a day that will be!
The Final False Prophet, Part 1