WASHINGTON ‚Äď When Joe Carter was little, the preacher at his ‚Äúsmall, backwoods fundamentalist congregation‚ÄĚ in East Texas knew who the Antichrist was, and named names: New England senators, Chinese Communists, secular humanists.
But no one was worse, the preacher warned, than the pope.
Three decades later, the chasm between evangelical Protestants and Catholics has narrowed as conservatives from both denominations have teamed up on issues from religious school vouchers (pro) to gay marriage (con). And perhaps nowhere has that relationship change been more apparent than in the realm of bioethics....
Just because they have commonalities does not mean they should get into the ecumenical movement. Evangelical protestants much remain apart or their message is in vain. But the scriptures fortell of a great apostacy in the last days, so I'm not surprised.
C.H. Spurgeon said: 'It is the bounden duty of every Christian to pray against Antichrist, and as to what Antichrist is, no sane man ought to raise a question. If it be not Popery in the Church of Rome, there is nothing in the world that can be called by that name. If there were to be issued a hue and cry for Antichrist, we should certainly take up this Church on suspicion, and it would certainly not be let loose again, for it so exactly answers the description.'
The struggle to find some sort of unity between religious groups is narrowing...but Roman Catholicism will not give an inch on doctrinal issues. Perhaps, the former will mislead many more christians into saying Roman Catholicism ain¬īt that bad. Terv. davey