The call to prayer for the culture's
drift away from God is resulting in huge
rallies. One recently drew over 100,000
participants to the Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum. The event was held on the
110th anniversary of the Pentecostal Azusa
Organizer of this and similar events
worldwide is Lou Engle of The Call ministries.
Promotional material for the event
stated: "...we will boldly ask God for the
rain of revival. We will consecrate an entire
day —15 hours— for the purpose of unity,
miracles, healing and the proclamation of
In front of the rally, Lou Engle kisses the shoe of Roman Catholic Matteo Calisi in a gesture of "reconciliation" between Catholics and Protestants. Unity at any price!
Most believers will agree on the need for
revival and rejoice at any sincere effort to
proclaim the gospel and bring the nation
to repentance. Yet Satan cannot allow such
effort without deviously infiltrating it. This
event was not without his infiltration.
Such events invariably carry a flavoring
of ecumenism introduced by the Charismatic
movement of the last century. A
focus on miracles and spiritual gifts ignored
those who expressed concern about being
unequally yoked with those who hold
unbiblical beliefs. Because they exhibited
these gifts, Roman Catholic leaders were
welcomed disregarding the fact that the
popes have always held to a works-based
The Los Angeles event
was no different. Engle's
inclusion of "unity" in
the meeting's purpose
was followed through by
his inviting members of
the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to, "Come
join your brothers and sisters at the Memorial
Coliseum believing for a move of unity
and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit."
One of the speakers was Mateo Calisi, a
member of the Pontifical Council and the
Pope Francis's front man in selling unity to
the Protestants. Calisi told the audience that
it was a "diabolical sin" for Catholics and
Christians to be divided. He also declared
that Jesus "doesn't care" about disagreement
on biblical doctrine. "We are not going
to be known by our differences...but for
the love we have for one another," he said.
Then, Calisi stated that he would like to
wash Engle's feet as a gesture of reconciliation,
but since it was not possible under
the circumstances, he prostrated himself
at Engle's feet, kissing his shoe as others
placed hands on their backs. Moments later,
Engle returned the favor by also kissing
Several things are wrong with this
picture. During the Charismatic Renewal,
as long as you had the spiritual gifts of
miracles, speaking in tongues, and prophecy,
Jesus "didn't care" about doctrinal
differences. Today, love is the unity factor
—again claiming that Jesus doesn't care.
Love does cover a multitude of sins,
but we are counseled not to be yoked with
unbelievers. Calisi claimed that "He [Jesus]
doesn't care about our differences. We are
not going to be known by our differences...
but for the love we have for one another."
But how can we ignore the multitude
of unbiblical doctrinal "differences" like
pagan wafer-god worship, a Virgin
Mary goddess as an alternate
advocate, and a different gospel of
What kind of love is he talking
about? If it is just a squishy feeling,
it doesn't fit the biblical definition. Biblical
love speaks truth to those who are in danger
of missing heaven.
Jesus identified this counterfeit church
in Rev. 17 and 18 and said "come out of
her," not cozy up to her and kiss her shoe.
Prayer meetings for revival are desperately
needed, but repentance from dead
works must be the result, not "unity" with
those who pray to a Virgin Mary goddess.
The pope is capitalizing on the ignorance
of the Protestants, using a foggy definition
of love to promote an unbiblical "unity."
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