There is little doubt that things are moving quickly. At one time Rome persecuted true believers using torture and even the stake. Many dear saints perished in the Spanish Inquisition – and even now this is celebrated in some parades. Manuel, a friend of my father, as a young man during the Spanish civil war, was shown a coffin by a priest and told, ‘That is where you are going!’ He fled. Rome’s heart hasn’t changed.
Its tactics have changed though. Protestants are being lured back – ‘ there isn’t much difference really’. Indeed many are pleased that the Catholic church takes a firm line on abortion, gay rights and promotes moral rectitude, despite the fact that many priests have fallen miserably.
A few weeks ago I came across this video on You Tube Ecumenism: Spiritual Whoredom – a bit frightening. It might have overplayed things, critical of some who have served the Lord. But whoever they are, none are immune from the charms of the harlot.