End Time Apostasy with Roman Catholicism – Part 1
Two End-Time Churches – David Wilkerson Prophecy
By Thomas Taylor
We Are Living in the Days of Apostasy Now
2 Thessalonians 2:3 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;
The final days are upon us. One of the signs of the last days is this prophecy about a falling away, i.e. apostasy. Anyone that knows the Word of God can see the Church is in a state of weakness and frailty. It seems hard to find a church that preaches the Word of God these days. Churches have turned to preaching a gospel that fails to call out humanity’s sinful condition, fails to lift up Jesus, and fails to operate in Holy Ghost power. Reverence is replaced by relevance. Holy Ghost moves and power are replaced by motivational speeches. The Word of God is replaced by cute stories about human tragedy and triumph. We are living in the middle stages of the prophesied apostasy and are about to enter into the final stages of the great apostasy of 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
I believe we will see the final stage of the apostasy by 2017. That is the 500 year anniversary of the 95 Theses posted by Martin Luther on a church door in Germany. That is also the time that Catholicism and Protestantism are due to merge, saying “the protest is over!” The current Pope is moving swiftly to reclaim Protestants that have strayed from what he believes is his fold. Sadly, many Protestants are falling for it and will unite again with Catholicism under the banner of “unity of the faith” and love. It is a deception and will destroy many. I will write more about this subject in this series of articles.
The David Wilkerson Prophecy
David Wilkerson gave a prophecy back in 1973 of what things would be like just before the Lord’s return. He mentioned something in particular that we are seeing shape up right at this very moment. It is the rising of two super churches. One is the false church and the other is the true Church. I believe we are soon to see an alignment of Catholicism with Protestantism under the banner of unity, but it is the false church.
After seeing the Pope visit American in September of 2015, and listening to his speeches at the White House, Congress, the United Nations, and various other places, I am seeing what I believe the be the final Pope…the False Prophet of Revelation 13. He is heading up a political and religious agenda that promote a new world order named “Sustainable Development” and a one world religion. It is time for the real Church to wake up and realize that the ancient schemes of the enemy of Christ have almost reached their culmination. Here are the words of the prophecy of David Wilkerson from 1973 for us to judge and consider:
The First Super Church
“I see the rise of a super world church. I see the formation of a super world church council consisting of a union between liberal, ecumenical Protestants, and the Roman Catholic Church joining politically hand-in-hand to create one of the most powerful religious forces on earth. This union is going to start as a cooperative charity program and it will end in a political union. This visible super world church is going to be spiritual in name only, freely using the name of Jesus Christ, but will in fact be antichrist and political in many of its activities. This powerful church union will be deeply involved in social action, tremendous charity programs, and ministries of compassion. Its leaders will make statements about meeting human needs. They will send out a call for social action, political intervention, and a greater voice in world affairs.”
“There is going to be a sudden mysterious chain of events. Just when it appears the ecumenical movement is nearly dead, a rather mysterious chain of events will bring about the framework for this union. Rome is going to insist on and receive concessions from the Protestant ecumenical leaders. The Pope will be considered more of a political than a spiritual leader of this church union.”
“Protestant leaders of the ecumenical movement are going to insist upon and receive concessions from Rome. Protestants will not be asked to consider the Holy Father as the infallible head of the church. They accept his political leadership without accepting his role as Peter’s successor.”
“I see something that frightens me to the very core of my soul. I see an army of career people invading the most influential posts in this super church. They are going to be ungodly, antichrist people, obsessed with the idea that this super church must become a big political power, strong enough to defeat anybody who opposes its actions. While those who are in leadership are speaking about miracles and love and reconciliation, these hirelings who work under them are going to be harassing and persecuting every religious organization that does not come under their leadership.”
“I see homosexuals and lesbians welcomed to the super church union. I see this super world church, in the guise of understanding, accepting homosexuals and lesbians into its’ fellowship. Homosexual and lesbian love will be vindicated by the leadership of this church union. Homosexuals will not only be welcomed, but they will be encouraged to continue in their practices. Homosexual and lesbian ministers will not only be ordained and given places of authority, but they will be heralded as a new breed of pioneer evangelists introducing new concepts of love and evangelism.”
“I see in nearly every major city in the United States and around the world, homosexual churches catering exclusively to the spiritual needs of their own kind, with full recognition from organized religion. Their Sunday school and church literature distributed to their children will suggest to teenagers that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable form of Christian practice.”
“Nude dancing in some of these member churches will be excused as an artistic form of worship. Men are going to become worshipers of the creature more than worshipers of the creator. God will be forced to give these kinds of worshipers over to their sins. As a result, many will be given over to a reprobate mind, creating a new form of mental illness that will not respond to any kind of treatment. God will not let that go unanswered. Although nude dancing will not become widespread, it is going to be accepted by many church leaders in the future as a legitimate expression of worship.”
“I believe this super world church will condone certain occult practices. They will set up study committees to de-fang the devil. They will make his image into one of a non-entity, bland, someone not to be feared. In some of the most respected, wealthy churches in America, séances will replace prayer meetings and that is already happening. More and more ministers are going to be intrigued by the supernatural planks of the spiritualist and Satanist groups. I see the day coming when certain ministers who have never been too close to Jesus will get very close to the devil. Satan is going to appear as an angel of light to deceive, if it were possible, the elect, the chosen of God. Satan’s own ministers will appear as these angels and will try to spread the message within the church that the enemy, Satan, is not to be feared. The super church will never officially accept the occult practices outright, but phrenology, palmistry, fortune telling, and horoscopes will be widely respected and accepted.”
The Second Super Church
I see the rise of a super church, a supernatural invisible church, a union of deeply spiritual followers of Jesus Christ, bound together through the Holy Spirit and mutual confidence in Christ and in his word.
This supernatural church of true believers will become a kind of underground church. It will include Catholics and Protestants of all denominations, young and old, black and white, and people of all nations. While this visible super church gains political power this invisible body of believers will grow tremendously in spiritual power.
This power will come from persecution. The persecution madness that is coming upon this earth will drive these Christians closer together and closer to Jesus Christ. They will be less concerned about denominational ties and more concerned and emphasis on the coming of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will bring together as one people in all walks of life.
Although this supernatural church already exists around the world, in the days coming soon it will become almost invisible. It will not speak out on social issues, but as persecution becomes more intense, this body of true believers will become almost radical in its’ evangelistic efforts. In addition, this invisible church will receive supernatural unction and Holy Ghost power to preach the gospel to the four corners of the earth.