In wake of wide Saudi Arabian cultural and social global openness, for the first time in the country‚Äôs history it has signed a cooperative agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christian citizens to advocate the important role of religions and cultures in renouncing violence, extremism, terrorism and achieving security and stability in the world.
The agreement was signed by the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa and the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican and the French cardinal of the Catholic Church Jean-Louis Tauran to achieve mutual goals between both sides....
Ladybug wrote, "The anti-Christ isn't one who opposes Christ, it is one who is 'in place of'." One hundred percent correct. Pope Boniface VIII: "I am all in all, and above all, so that God Himself and I, the Vicar of Christ, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What, therefore, can you make of me but God?" Pope Pius IX: "I am the way, the truth, and the life." Pope Pius X: "The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself..."
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4). Take heed, John Yurich. You are literally playing with fire.
""it has signed a cooperative agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christian citizens""
I suppose what one religious reprobate believes doesn't really matter to another religious reprobate.
Quote; "What do I mean by useless kinds of religion? I will tell you. The first thing I wish to say is this. A religion is entirely useless in which Jesus Christ is not the principal object, and does not fill the principal place."
"But what do these people know practically about Christ? Nothing: nothing at all! What experiential acquaintance have they with His offices and work, His blood, His righteousness, His mediation, His priesthood, His intercession? None: none at all! Ask them about a saving faith - ask them about being born again of the Spirit - ask them about being sanctified in Christ Jesus. What answer will you get? You are a barbarian to them. You have asked them simple Bible questions; but they know no more about them experientially than a Buddhist or a Muslim." (J.C.Ryle)(Useless Kinds of Religion)
The Quiet Christian wrote: I'm not so sure it won't be the other way around, BW.
Perhaps. I guess time will tell, won't it? But it amazing to see how much of Christianity embraces Catholicism as its brother. I also read an article a while back saying that Muslims are going to mass. Now, they are either doing so because they are starting to embrace the RCC or they are infiltrating the RCC in order to take over. So, who knows? Only God.
The anti-Christ isn't one who opposes Christ, it is one who is 'in place of'. The false religious system is anti-Christ, the great wh@#$. The Pope is called 'Vicar' meaning - "deputy, second in command," also in the ecclesiastical sense (12c.), from Latin vicarius "a substitute, deputy, proxy,"
Mike Gendron wrote: Considering how Islam is so opposed to Christianity, we find it fascinating that the Vatican has included the Muslims in their plan of salvation (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], para. 841). Nearly 50 years ago, Roman Catholic Bishop Fulton Sheen predicted that Islam would be converted to Catholicism "through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God." He reasoned, "The Koran...has many passages concerning the Blessed Virgin. First of all, the Koran believes in her Immaculate Conception and also in her Virgin Birth. Mary, then, is for the Moslems the true Sayyida, or Lady." 1 More recently in a 1998 message to Islamic leaders, Pope John Paul II declared a unity of spirit already exists. He said, "There remains a spiritual bond which unites us and which we must strive to recognize and develop." At first glance, unity between Muslims and Catholics seems very unlikely but after a closer examination of the two religions we find much in common....
--[URL=http://www.reachingcatholics.org/islam_rome.html]]]http://tinyurl.com/jfc4w7c (Understanding Islam and Roman Catholicism)[/URL] It should be noticed that the liberalism (?) in Saudi Arabia may only last as long as a present King is still alive.
This is one of those eye opening stories that rings of prophesies moving forward. It reminds me of the double take I had when I first heard that Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for campaigning for his first presidential election on nuclear disarmament. It seemed like the world was worshipping him, and what the world worships, Christians take heed of and avoid.
This development bears watching as the Day draws nigh.