Fundamentalism – According to the Collins Concise Dictionary the Christian view that the Bible is divinely inspired, and is therefore literally true.
According to the New Webster’s dictionary Fundamentalism means: “A belief that the Bible is to be accepted literally as an inerrant and infallible spiritual and historical document; an early 20th century protestant movement stressing this belief; any similar belief and movement”.
In another dictionary (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English), Fundamentalism has been defined as: “Maintenance of the literal interpretation of the traditional belief of the Christian religion, such as the accuracy of everything in the Bible’.
Fundamental. Of or relating to the foundation or base; – elementary – basic or essential to. So the fact that the Bible is divinely inspired, and is therefore literally true, is fundamental to the “True Christian’s” faith and doctrines, as it is the foundation of their belief.
Fundamentalists. All Christians who believe that the Bible is divinely inspired, and that the statements in the Bible are literally true.
Fundamentalism and Fundamentalists strictly speaking should refer to Christianity and to Christian believers, however, the modern meaning of the word fundamentalism and fundamentalists has expanded greatly, into the media, science, business, government, the arts, etc. etc. When it is used today in its original meaning describing the Bible as divinely inspired, and therefore as literally true, it is almost always used to express contempt and disapproval.
These once Christian terms have now expanded to include unquestioned adherence to any fundamental principles or beliefs, and are often used in a pejorative sense. Nowadays we hear about not only Protestant evangelical fundamentalists, but Catholic fundamentalists, Mormon fundamentalists, Islamic fundamentalists, Hindu fundamentalists, Buddhist fundamentalists, and even atheist, secular or Darwinian fundamentalists.
Now the English lesson is over and the “End Times” lesson begins.
I am about to show you the danger that lies ahead for fundamentalists, as the world prepares for One World Religion and One World Government.
PART ONE – FUNDAMENTALISM and the One World RELIGION.
There is no doubt that the one world religion is being set up at the present time. The current Pope has been appointed as the leader of this one world religion. To many people, and especially committed Catholic Christians, Pope Francis is somewhat of an enigma. From a strictly Christian perspective, many of the things he says and does are very Christian, and very Christlike, however as we shall see, there are other things which are completely against the teachings of Jesus and indeed of the whole Bible.
This however is exactly what one would expect from the One World Religion leader. As a counterfeit, he has to have many things which look and sound identical to, — Jesus, YHWH (Jehovah), Allah, Buddha, Vishnu, Shiva, plus all the Fukujin gods of Japan and the 109 gods of China, and all other gods of all the other major religions from all the other countries, otherwise he cannot unite them into one religion.
The best way to achieve unity among all religions, is the very path that Pope Francis has taken. See article below.
http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?popular_news_slot=2R Pope Francis Says “All Major Religions Are Paths To The Same God.” Everybody from every religion worships the same God, it’s just that we follow different paths to get there.
But Jesus himself said in John 14:6 “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to God the Father except through Me.” It is the many comments Pope Francis makes like this, and the following one in the next article, where the counterfeit shows itself.
The Pope criticises “Fundamentalism” See article below. https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/pope-francis-continues-his-critique-religious-fundamentalism
“Religious fundamentalism must be combated. It is not religious, God is lacking, it is idolatrous.” Note Carefully Pope Francis is not just talking here about Protestant Christians, but against Catholic Christian believers also, in fact in the context he is using the accepted modern day usage of the word to include all religions whose believers are totally committed to their own particular faith.
What about all the minor religions, do all their paths lead to God also?
The Book of Revelation makes it clear that everyone who refuses to worship the Antichrist will be decapitated. Rev 7:9 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. Rev 7:13 Then one of the twenty-four elders asked me, “Who are these who are clothed in white? Where did they come from?” Rev 7:14 And I said to him, “Sir, you are the one who knows.” Then he said to me, “These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white.” This scene is clarified for us in Rev 13:12 which tells us, “He, (The Religious World Leader) exercised all the authority of the first beast, (The Antichrist) and he required all the earth and its people to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.”
It is interesting that in approximately 1140 AD Archbishop Malachy, who later became St Malachy, foretold that the 112 th Pope from then, would be the final Pope. Coincidental or prophetic, who knows, time will tell, but Pope Francis is the 112 th Pope from St Malachy. See below article. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/st-malachy-predicted-pope-benedicts-successor-will-be-last-pope-190715001-237789421
It is also interesting to note that Catholic Popes down through the dark ages, and beyond, indeed up until 1960 have murdered, conservatively, between 50 million to 70 million Protestants. See article below. http://webwitness.org.au/estimates.html “Brownlee apparently revised the 69 million figure downwards to 68 million. So the figure of 68 million has several sources in the early 1800s. The source for some of Brownlees’ figures appears in the following quotation:”
As the article says, this figure does not include Catholic “dissidents” Moslems or Jews, nor does it include those who died from injuries, starvation and disease because of the crusades, nor does it include the Crusaders themselves who died in battles during the crusades.
Another interesting fact is that the most blood thirsty of all Popes have always been from the Jesuit Order, the same as Pope Francis. Jesuits are the true fundamentalists of Catholicism.
The number of 50 to 70 or 80 million however, pales into insignificance when compared to the number the final One World Religion leader will have slaughtered during the Great Tribulation, see Rev chapter 7 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count etc.
I am, like all “True Christians” a brother in Christ with the many, many “True Christian” Catholics around the world, some of whom I am privileged to have as extended family, others as good friends. I am not in any way anti Catholic, in fact I am humbled by the bravery and witness of my Catholic brothers and sisters in Iraq, Syria, North Africa, and in many other parts of the world, who are currently being tortured, raped and murdered, for their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. But as Jesus said, in Matthew chapter 13, the enemy has sown “Tares” amongst the wheat, and sadly these tares now occupy the highest positions in many of our churches and denominations today.
It is these “Tares”, officers of the “One World Religion” who will bring about the slaughter and destruction of those who are left behind at the Rapture, but who then realising their mistake, turn to Jesus Christ in repentance for forgiveness and salvation. During the Great Tribulation, as Jesus says in Mar 13:12 The brother (a tare) shall betray the brother (a Christian) to death, and the father (a Tare) shall betray the son; (a Christian) and children (tares) shall rise up against their parents, (Christians) and shall cause them to be put to death.
Mar 13:13 And you (Christians) shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
The message therefore is make sure of your salvation before it is too late. Or as the Contemporary English Version says in Philippians 2:12 My dear friends, you always obeyed when I was with you. Now that I am away, you should obey even more. So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved.
PART TWO – FUNDAMENTALISM and the One World GOVERNMENT will be coming soon.
God bless you all,