Tabernacle Teaching Series
Harlot Mother and Her Daughters”
To the unsuspecting soul, a World Church in which the peoples of the
world come together in unity in spite of their doctrinal differences may seem to
be a very good thing. But the cry
for unity in this hour is overriding the sound and scriptural teaching that asks
the question, “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3)
The implied answer is a definite, “NO.” God, speaking through His
Prophet, Amos, is rebuking His people for their disobedience in joining
themselves to the worshippers of idols.
The great leaders of religion and government are crying out for peace (As
the scriptures say they will do in the very end-time), and supposing that such
peace can be found in unity compromises the truths. God
has never, and will never compromise His truths in order to bring a mixed up and
confused group of people together, in what some are calling unity!
God’s plan is just exactly the opposite.
Rather than sending His blessings on a group who is willing to compromise
many of their known revelations, He says to us that in order to have His kind of
unity, we must be “Joined together in the same Mind.” 1 Cor. 1:9-10, “God is faithful, by whom ye were CALLED UNTO THE FELLOWSHIP OF His
Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Now I
beseech you, brethren (speaking to the True Church) by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, THAT YE ALL SPEAK THE SAME THING,
AND THAT THERE BE NO DIVISIONS AMONG YOU, BUT THAT YE MAY BE PERFECTLY JOINED
TOGETHER IN THE SAME MIND, AND IN THE SAME JUDGMENT.”
Many other scriptures could be given to show forth God’s form of
unity, but how could He say it any clearer than what we just read?
God’s church must be agreed on God’s revealed doctrine!
On March 29th, 1994, an amazing meeting took place.
In light of what we just read, this meeting and its results are
incredible indeed. On this day,
leading American Protestants signed an agreement called “Evangelicals and
Catholics Together, the Christian Mission in the Third Millennium.”
The agreement was that Catholics and Protestants would work together to
bring the 400 million Protestants together with the almost one billion Catholics
and thereby produce a WORLD CHURCH.
On March 30th, 1994, the New York Times Newspaper printed a
report of this meeting which was carried by other newspapers in the U.S.
We quote a portion of the New York Times Article, “They toiled together
in the movements against abortion and pornography, and now leading Catholics and
Evangelicals are asking their flocks for a remarkable leap of faith; to finally
accept each other as Christians in what is being called a historic declaration.
Evangelicals, including Pat Robinson and Charles Colson, one of the chief
originators, joined with conservative Roman Catholic leaders today in upholding
the ties of faith that bind the nation’s largest and most politically active
religious groups. They urged
Catholics and Evangelicals…..to stop aggressive proselytizing of each
other’s flocks (stop trying to win each other’s members).”
John White, President of Geneva College and former President of The
National Association of Evangelicals, said the statement represents a
“Ttriumphalistic Moment” in American religious life, after centuries of
distrust. Other Protestant,
Evangelical endorsers (signers) include the heads of The Home Missions Board and
Christian Life of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest
Protestant denomination, and Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ,
Mark Knoll of Wheaton University, Jessie Miranda of the Assemblies of God,
Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, J.I. Packer and Hebert
Schlossberg. (These names were also
listed in the New York Times Newspaper article.)
Friends, if God will open our spiritual eyes, we will see that
“compromise” is the main goal of the above agreement.
It is an unthinkable admission by Protestants that the Great Reformation
produced in Europe by our Fifth Church Age Messenger, Martin Luther, was a
mistake. It is to say that the
thousands times thousands of martyrs killed by the Roman Church before and after
the Great Reformation, was all in vain. The
doctrinal differences between Protestants and Catholics were once thought to be
so great that millions of Protestants died rather than agree with Catholicism!
May I say that these differences are still in existence today, and that
the Catholic Church and its move for unity does not include the changing of
The unity they seek is
the forsaking of their beliefs by the Protestants.
According to their teaching, the world must become Catholic, or pay the
price for their unbelief. It is this
spirit from the enemy that motivates the Catholic Church to destroy all who are
in disagreement with their doctrine. They
have done so in the past and will do so again as they enforce The Mark of the
I emphasize that it is the “SYSTEM” or the “SPIRIT” that is
behind the Catholic Church that God is against, and not some precious Catholic
people. It is our considered opinion
that if the Catholic people would only take the time to study history concerning
their Church, they could not continue in such a system!
Such books as “Foxes Book of Martyrs”, “A Woman Rides the Beast”,
and “Fifty years in the Church of Rome” give accurate, historical events
which prove the system to be against God’s Word.
How could an honest person, who knows anything about the Holy Bible,
study history concerning the life of Martin Luther, and still remain a Catholic!
Brother Luther was the man who stood almost single-handed against the
powerful Pope of Rome in his day. He
preached from the pulpit against their doctrine, and then in October of 1517, he
wrote his famous “Ninety Five Theses” and nailed it to the door of Castle
Church. In a short time all of
Germany was lighted with Luther’s true scriptural teaching, and the Great
Reformation of Europe was on.
Our readers in what we term “The End-Time Message” know these things,
but this sermon is an effort to reach the many families of God’s Bride, both
Protestant and Catholic, who may still not understand what is happening in the
world of religion today. Let it be
said that our motive is not to condemn any person either in or out of a church,
but rather to point out Bible Prophesies that are now taking place before our
eyes. It is written, “My people die for lack of knowledge.”
The knowledge spoken of is not scientific knowledge, the world is full of
that, but it is the lack of spiritual knowledge that is producing death.
The Bible prophesies a great World Church, that is anti-Christ in nature,
and that will be embraced by the nations of the world in the end-time.
The scriptures also say that the God of Heaven and Earth will smite these
nations with the sword of His Mouth. He
will feed their dead bodies to the fowls that fly in the midst of Heaven.
(Rev. 19:15-18) Current events of recent years show this church to be
already formed and adding to itself more and more members as the final days
We speak of the church mentioned in Rev. 17:1-9 called “Mystery
Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots” (Verse 5), the Roman Catholic
Church. What other church is drunk
with the Blood of the Saints, shed throughout the past centuries?
(Verse 6) What other church
is built on seven mountains (hills)? (Verse
9) What other church is now taking
back into herself harlot daughters, the Protestant denominational churches, who
once protested Rome’s doctrine, but who now are compromising truths to be
joined to her again. What other
church has as its universal colors purple and scarlet, and who has the gold of
the world in its banks? (Verse 4)
What other world church leader has held out his hand of fellowship to any
and all religious beliefs of the world today, more so than the recent Pope John
Paul II? The May and June issue of
“Catholic World Magazine” was devoted to Buddhism!
QUOTE: “A WOMAN RIDES THE BEAST”, BY
DAVE HUNT, “One article was entitled ‘The Buddha Revered as
a Christian Saint’ John Paul takes
a broad-minded view of Buddhism, and all other religions.
He considers the Tibetan Buddhist Deity “Yoga” of his good friend the
Dalai Lama, along with the prayers of witch doctors, spiritualists, and every
other religion, to be generating ‘Profound Spiritual Energies.’ (End quote)
According to a Los Angeles Times News report, “John Paul II slipped off
his shoes to sit quietly and solemnly with the supreme Patriarch of Thailand’s
Buddhist Monastery in Bangkok…..The Roman Catholic Pontiff later praised the
‘Ancient and venerable wisdom’ of the Asian religion.” Brother
Dave Hunt said, “Try to imagine the Apostle Peter attending a Buddhist Temple
ritual and praising Buddhism. Or
Paul telling, audiences of Hindus, as John Paul did during his visit to India,
that He had not come there to teach them anything, but to ‘Learn from their
rich spiritual heritage, and that the world needs to heed India’s ‘Spiritual
Vision of Man.” (End quote)
The death of John Paul II will cause no change at all in our Lord’s
prophecy concerning the World Church and its final end.
The new Pope, who has been John Paul’s right-hand man for many years,
has no doubt been primed to continue the open-minded reception of any and all
religions, in the name of Christianity.
The one powerful, and unrelenting aim of the Catholic Church through the
centuries, has been to bring all religions under her spiritual wing.
The God of Heaven, who saw the “End
from the beginning” told us in His Book that this would come to pass in
the end-time. We have lived to see
the greats of the world, and most of their followers, fall at the feet of the
Pope and his exalted office. Pope
John Paul II, since taking office in 1978, has moved the world forward toward a
World Church as none before him were able to do.
The foundation of the World Church is now being built upon.
One of his accomplishments was the amazing feat of bringing together in
1986, 130 leaders of the worlds 12 major religions to pray for peace.
In the group were snake worshippers, fire worshippers, spiritualists,
North American witch doctors, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians and
Catholics. The Pope declared that
all were praying to the same God. It
was at this meeting that the Pope allowed the Dalai Lama to replace the Cross
with Buddha on the Altar of Saint Peter Church in Assisi, so that he and his
Monks could perform their Buddhist worship.
But the thing that is so disturbing to those who believe the precious old
King James Version of the Bible, is the effect this Pope’s teaching has had on
the leaders of our own Christian nation! Apparently
inspired by the Pope’s actions at Assisi and other places we have seen
“Inter-Faith Councils” spring up across the United States.
In these meetings, Christians meet with the followers of all kinds of
beliefs and religions. In one such
meeting, it was said that a Hindu chanted a prayer to God, as they stood before
an altar holding the pictures of Jesus Christ and Buddha.
At the 1993 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., Senator Kerry
read John 3:1-21 and suggested that the Lord Jesus was teaching that all
Faiths should be in “Spiritual Renewal” and that Hindu’s, Buddhist Muslim,
Jews, and Christians were meeting there for that purpose.
Vice President Al Gore said, “Faith in God, and reliance on a higher
power, BY WHATEVER NAME, is in my view, essential.”
Please notice the phrase “By whatever Name.”
May I respectfully remind us all that God said in Col. 3:17, “”And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
JESUS, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”
The New Testament is filled with
scriptures that teach Salvation through One Name and One Name only, the Precious
and powerful and Glorified Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is only through His Name that we receive forgiveness of sins.
(Acts 10:43) His Name (Jesus Christ) has been placed far above every name
that is named, not only in this world, but in the world to come. (Ephs. 1:19-21)
Is it not amazing how far some of those who profess Christianity will go
in acknowledging the names of other so-called gods?
On March 2-4 of 1990, Robert Schuller, at his Crystal Cathedral held the
Sixth West Coast Charismatic Catholic meeting.
Many of the speakers were Catholic, and most of the congregation was
Catholic. In one of his times at the
podium, Mr. Schuller said, “I didn’t want to build this church without the
blessing of the Holy Father, so I made a trip to Rome and met with the Pope.
I took a picture of the Cathedral and told him I was building this and
that I wanted to receive his prayers and blessing.
A photograph was taken of us, and I have it hanging on my 12th
floor. Then on the 30th
anniversary here I received the most beautiful full colored photograph of the
Holy Father bestowing his apostolic blessings upon my holy ministry, with a
wonderful, personal handwritten message…..” (End quote)
Bible prophecy has been fulfilled before our eyes, and though we have
known it was coming, we are still shocked. Jesus
warned us that the nearness of His return would bring deception in the churches
such as the world had never known. (Matt. 24:4-5, 11, 24)
We were warned that had God allowed it, even the Elect would be deceived
by these false ones. They would be
working signs and wonders, but would not at all be Christians.
The Apostle Paul foretold the terrible apostasy that would follow the
establishment of the Roman Catholic Church power on Earth.
II Thess. 2:3-4, “Let no
man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come except there come a
falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Who
opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped; So that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that
he is God.” Then in Verse 7
Paul warned, “The mystery of iniquity
doth already work.” Two
thousand years ago Paul saw the spirit of anti-Christ that was beginning to
creep in the Church.
What we are witnessing today did not start in recent years, but now we
have seen the power of Rome take over the minds of men.
Little by little it has increased in strength as it moved forward with
its deceiving work. In the earlier
years of our nation, men of God including our 16th President, Abraham
Lincoln, warned against this tide of evil. In
a statement made to a personal friend, Charles Chinique, He said, “It is now
evident to me that, with very few exceptions, every priest, and every true Roman
Catholic is a determined enemy of liberty….., It is very certain if the
American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the priest of
Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so
dearly bought liberties, they would drive them away tomorrow from among us…”
Those of us who believe that God sent an End-Time Prophet now know that
many Americans did not, in Lincolns day, nor have they in our day, discovered
what Lincoln knew!
What then is Roman Catholicism? May
we sum it up in a short statement? It
is so-called “Christianity” that has reached out for fellowship
and partnership with all kinds of
people, with all kinds of ungodly beliefs. It
is a mixture of the knowledge of “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” as
was seen in the Garden of Eden. (Gen. 2:9) It
is a religion whose leaders have forsaken God’s Word that commands His People
to “Be ye not unequally yoked together
with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness.
And what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
Or what part he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath
the Temple of God with idols?.....Wherefore come out from among them, AND BE YE
SEPARATE, saith the Lord, and touch
not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.” (II Cor. 6:14-18)
Compare what God said above with this statement by Pope Paul VI where he
gives the status of “Christians” to all religions.
Church (Catholic Church) has this exhortation (This advice) for her Sons and
Daughters; Prudently and lovingly, through dialogue and collaboration with the
followers of other religions, and in witness of Christian Faith and Life,
acknowledge, preserve and PROMOTE the spiritual
and moral good found among these people.” (End quote)
This then is Catholicism; a religion that embraces all other beliefs,
even those who deny Jesus Christ as Lord and King of all.
And this is the system that is producing a World Church that is so far
removed from the Word of God that He will be forced to destroy it.
As the strength and power of this Church has increased, so has the
darkness that is shadowing the world increased.
Now we have seen our nation’s great leaders kneel before the dead body
of a Pope of Rome, and have heard our greatest religious persons giving him
Where can we find scripture for the worship of Mary?
Where is the scripture for praying the dead out of a place called
Purgatory? What Word of God tells us
that in our partaking of The Lord’s Supper we have changed the simple bread
and wine into the flesh and blood of Christ? (This is Catholic Mass)
Where does God require His ministers to remain unmarried?
Where does the Bible say that any man or any church has the right to
change His written Word? Where do we
have any thought from God that says a Pope can claim to be infallible (without
Where is the scriptural
authority for a church to put to death those who are in disagreement with it?
How can an intelligent person, who has a Bible, and who claims to believe
it, belong to a church that denies so many of its foundational truths?
The present blindness of our renowned world leaders, as to the evils of
the Catholic Church is a most astounding thing.
If these anti-Word teachings had been in held in secret, as in centuries
past when the people had no Bibles, it would be more understandable.
But, now we not only have Bibles in every home, but the Catholic
teachings have been broadcasted around the world by their leader.
Besides all this, God has provided this nation and the world with a
Mighty Sanctuary of Truth in the form of a Word Prophet.
But according to the words of this Prophet, America turned down her last
chance (As a nation) in 1957. That
was the last year that God held the door open to a doomed America.
But, thank God, individuals may still come out of the religious systems
and be saved. Scattered around the
world in this hour, in obscure places of retreat, hidden away from the world,
God’s Bride watches with intent interest the moves of this Harlot Church and
her denominational daughters. Her
interest is twofold, she watches to see if one more can be pulled from the
burning before it’s eternally too late, and she watches so as to know the day
and the hour in which we are living. They
also know they are to watch Israel. They
know there is to be an agreement between the anti-Christ World Church and the
One of the things we can watch for now is to see Rome courting the Nation
of Israel, which according to prophecy, will come into the World Church.
On March 20th of 2000, John Paul’s private plane landed in
Amman, Jordan. In his speech there,
he recalled his “Great Desire” to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
We do not deny his desire, but we do question his motive.
The historic records show that from the days of Pope Urban II in 1096,
the Catholic Church has been the declared enemy of Israel.
This Pope called the Jews “An accursed race, utterly alienated from
God.” (How backwards from the
scripture can one get?) In 1205,
Pope Innocent III said, ‘The Jews, by their own guilt, are consigned to
perpetual servitude.” In 1311, the
Council of Vienna forbade all relations between Christians and Jews.
In 1434, the Council of Basel confined the Jews to ghettos.
In 1555, Pope Paul IV reduced the Jews to slaves, and marriage between a
Catholic and a Jew was a death sentence. In
1919, Cardinal Pietro Gaspari, Vatican Secretary of State wrote, “The danger
that frightens us most is the creation of a Jewish State in Palestine.”
Therefore, we believe that the agreement to be made between Rome and
Israel will be for a wrong motive; to bring Israel under her control, then break
the agreement and enslave its people again.
In April of 1933, Adolph Hitler reminded the Vatican’s two
representatives, Berning and Steiman, that for 1500 years the Roman Church had
regarded the Jews as parasites, to be killed, and that he intended “A final
solution to the Jewish problem.” Rome
was mysteriously quite while Hitler murdered over six million Jews.
But, while we question Rome’s motive in courting Israel, it is written
that the agreement will be made. The
Bride is watching and praying! Amen!