Many people think Pope Francis is the Antichrist, or at least the false prophet. Videos like this one don't do him any favors.
Although no reasonable person would argue against living in peace in a world of conflicting religions, the pontiff takes this ideal to a new extreme in a video message illustrating his heartfelt prayer request.
"Most of the planet's inhabitants declare themselves believers. This should lead to a dialogue among religions," he said in Italian. "We should not stop praying for it and collaborating with those who think differently."
Of course, dialogue is one thing. Compromising the tenets of Christianity is altogether different.
The video then shows quick shots of people stating their religious convictions.
A lama declares, "I have confidence in Buddha."
A rabbi confesses, "I believe in God."
A Catholic priest declares, "I believe in Jesus Christ."
An Islamic leader shares, "I believe in God, Allah."
Notably, no evangelicals or Pentecostals were in the mix.
Disturbing video footage shows the pope receiving a demonic statue from a Buddhist and bending down to pray according to Muslim tradition.
"Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways," he says. "In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: We are all children of God."
Here's the problem: You can seek God in many ways, but there's only one way to the Father. There is only one way to meet God, and His name is Jesus Christ. To even hint at anything else causes confusion at best and deceives many at worst.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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