The 2011 Assisi Event
And just as at the 1986 Assisi event, the 2011 event was blatantly syncretistic as well! Again, just consider the programme for the day:
Upon arrival in Assisi, delegates went to the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, for a moment of commemoration of earlier meetings and further reflection on the topic of the day. The Roman pope and some other religious leaders gave an address there. The large numbers of people outside were able to follow the proceedings on giant screens set up in the square outside the basilica.
Then there was a light meal, “to express our coming together in fraternity”. Is light in fraternity with darkness? Not according to God’s Word! Therefore, the leaders gathered there “in fraternity” were all in the darkness, the darkness of the prince of darkness himself. It was a gathering of brothers all right, but brothers in the devil’s kingdom.
Next, a time of silence for personal reflection and prayer was held. But once again it must be said categorically: prayer to anyone except the Father, in the Name of the Son, is false prayer! It is nothing less than prayer to demons!
Then various religious leaders rose to speak. And lastly, there was a silent pilgrimage to another Roman Catholic basilica, the Basilica of St. Francis, which was an attempt (according to Turkson) to “symbolize the journey of every human being in the assiduous search for truth and the effective building of justice and peace.” But this is not what true Christianity is about, and it just shows yet again the antichristian nature of Roman Catholicism and of all other “Christian” institutions represented there. True Christians are not “searching for truth” – they have found the Truth (Jn. 1:41), for the Truth has found them! (Lk. 15:4). The Lord Jesus Christ is the Truth (Jn. 14:6).
Oh yes, it certainly was syncretistic.
But the emissaries of Rome always speak with forked tongues, and no one does it better than the Jesuits. The same Jesuit editor of the Vatican newspaper, quoted above, who claimed that the Papacy was not promoting syncretism, went on to say that “fragments of the one truth” are “spread mysteriously everywhere”. A very good definition of syncretism! He said, “This is what enabled Jesuits in the 17th century, missionaries in India, Japan and China… to find small parts of the truth also in these very ancient religious traditions, which had never known Christ.” Then, regarding the Assisi event, he said, “one understands that the ways of salvation can be many because no one knows God’s designs. The traditional teaching of the Catholic Church continues to be valid, confirmed by Vatican II,” and in the year 2000 by the document Dominus Iesus, a “summary of the affirmations of Vatican II.” Note how, in the very same breath, he said “the ways of salvation can be many” and yet “the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church continues to be valid”, by which he meant the teaching that “outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation.” Truly a serpentine forked tongue at work! No wonder so many Roman Catholics today are confused about what their religion actually teaches. If the “Catholic Church” is the only way of salvation, then how can the ways of salvation be many? This is how John Paul II explained it a few days before the 1986 Assisi event: he claimed that “Christ is united in a certain way with everyone”. Years later, however, this same pope declared that religions are neither complementary nor equivalent, and he maintained the doctrine of the uniqueness of the “Catholic Church”. This is always how Rome behaves: she speaks with a deliberate, fuzzy ambiguity that enables her to sit on the fence, and tilt herself in whichever direction the winds may be blowing at any given moment. The objective? To take eventual control of all religions worldwide.