Revelation 17:1-18 speaks of "the great harlot" as part of the end time scenario. Throughout the Old Testament the term "harlot" is used as a metaphor for false religion and the great harlot indicates that a one world religion is a key feature of the End Times. Most of the arguments I've seen have pointed to Roman Catholicism and Islam as being the prophesied one world religion. Some even say that the "one world religion" points to the "Emergent Church". Current event suggest this is partially right. The Christian Left, which is a concentrated form of the Emergent Church, loudly, proudly proclaims that "Jesus is not the only way" This excellent blog post points out that this one cold heretical statement may be the true one world religionDo All Roads Lead To God?
Reblogged from Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.
“All roads lead to God” was the prevailing idea and guiding principle at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions (October 15-19, 2015) in Salt Lake City, UT. One of the first things an attendee saw when they arrived to register was a Jain Temple built in the entry hall of the Salt Palace Convention Center, oftentimes complete with Jains performing their worship rituals. The Jains also had a booth in the exhibition hall and a prominent part of their display was the popular if timeworn story of The Blind Men and the Elephant. The essence of the story is that six blind men touch an elephant and describe what the elephant was like, depending on which part of the elephant they had personally come into contact with. One described the tail, one the trunk, and the others various other physical aspects of the beast. Naturally, a fierce argument ensued about who was right about elephant nature, until a seventh person brought about peace by saying that all of them were actually right – the elephant is all of those things! It is an interesting parable, and it is well suited the Parliament crowd’s ideas about relative truth. Why should people from the world’s various religious traditions argue about the nature of god when it is all really just a matter of differing perspectives? Can’t we all be right? Unfortunately, there are at least four problems with the story.