To God, one false religion is much like another. Roman Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism – it’s all satanically-inspired false religion, as we explain in detail in our latest book, Cults and Isms: True or False? available from our webshop. They are all
luring people down a false spiritual trail leading to hell. Therefore, increasing links between the “pope” and other leaders of false cults surprises us not at all. None of them glorify the Lord Jesus Christ who, the Bible tells us, is the only way to God. This story refers to the leader of the Catholic church finding Hinduism's "sense of the sacred, sacrifice and fasting" in agreement with Catholicism. It certainly is!
First, take a look at what Pat writes about Hinduism in Cults and Isms: True or False? We would have thought that after reading this summary even the dullest-witted person would understand that this is a long way from Christianity – even the Catholic version, which is objectionable enough in itself. Here’s the excerpt from our book:
“Hindus have millions of idols which they think represent gods.
They choose which ones they want to worship. We have been in Hindu homes where they have china cabinets containing the little statues of their favourite gods. They pray to these things, but the Bible says they are praying to devils and that idol images of so-called gods have demons attached to them.
“Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10:14
“But I say, that the things which the gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
1 Corinthians 10:20,21
We know one Hindu family, all of whom came to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior.
They collected up all the family “gods”, some of which were made of gold or silver, and destroyed them all.
Now here’s the headline from Yahoo News’ Indian edition:
Pope finds Hinduism's "sense of the sacred, sacrifice and fasting" in agreement with Catholicism.
Of course, as The Great Whore Church predicted in the book of Revelation forms before our eyes, it is easy to see the pope hoping to play the lead role, which is why so much interfaith “dialogue” and ecumenical mish-mash has been foisted on us in recent years. Things are fast building up to the climax of history. Leaders of false faiths should note that the whore church, headquartered at Rome, is destroyed by the Antichrist mid-way through the coming seven year Great Tribulation. They had better enjoy swanning around looking pious while they can –ALAN FRANKLIN.Now here’s the text: Nevada (US), Nov 13 (ANI): "Evidence of a close connection between a relationship with God and the ethics of love for everyone is found in many great religious traditions", His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his "Verbum Domini" (The Word of the Lord) apostolic exhortation released at Vatican City on November 11.Talking about "dialogue with other religions", he voiced Catholic Church's respect "for the ancient religions and spiritual traditions of the various continents. These contain values which can greatly advance understanding between individuals and peoples. Frequently we note a consonance with values expressed also in their religious books, such as...in Hinduism, the sense of the sacred, sacrifice and fasting..."This about 200-page document is addressed to the bishops, clergy, consecrated persons and the lay faithful.Prominent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed Pope's overtures on interreligious dialogue and suggested him to invite world Hindu leaders to Vatican City and enter into a comprehensive dialogue as he had done with few other religions in the past.Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that serious and honest interfaith dialogue was the need of the hour. Religion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience.After intensive deliberations, this proposed meeting of Catholic-Hindu leaders should come up with a concrete plan about the common religious concerns like human improvement, peace, ecological responsibility, social and economic development, etc. Maybe this gathering could become an annual feature after that, Rajan Zed added.Zed further says that in our shared pursuit for the truth, we can learn from one another and thus can arrive nearer to the truth. Dialogue may help us vanquish the stereotypes, prejudices, caricatures, etc., passed on to us from previous generations. As dialogue brings us reciprocal enrichment, we shall be spiritually richer than before the contact.Rajan Zed stressed that in the spirit of Synod of Bishops 2008 which recommended "strengthening inter-religious dialogue", Pope should visit a Hindu temple in the near future to promote mutual understanding and respect between the faiths. (ANI)