A Facebook friend messaged me last night and asked me what I knew about the John 17 Movement. She said that a relative had posted on her FB page that she was excited because she had found a new church.
This was her post:
“Hey Friends! You won’t want to miss church this Sunday, here’s why:
—-> Pastor Don will be sharing about his recent trip with John 17 (a global movement to unite the Body of Christ) to the Vatican and Sofia, Bulgaria.”
Needless to say, this distressed my friend and she came to me to find out what I knew about this. I have written quite a few articles on how some Unity is very evil. This John 17 movement is the embodiment of Satanic “Unity.”
Watch Pope Francis as he speaks to members of his movement – globally:
We must not forget that Satan comes as an angel of light. Do you notice the “Grandfatherly way that this pope speaks to the world? He does not raise his voice. His expressions remain calm with a “Let us reason together my children” look on his face and in his eyes. This is why so many who are not grounded in God’s Word and have fallen for the Social Justice Gospel, are being seduced and duped by this tool of Satan himself!
Here is their mission:
I can just hear the devil whispering to Evangelicals “You should be ashamed of yourselves. The Pope is calling you to unite with the holy mother church, as Christ asked in the book of John 17.” LIES……Satanic LIES!
The Unity of which Jesus spoke was Unity in the Holy Spirit – oneness of the brethren who believe that we are saved by Grace through faith – who believe that the only reason we are saved is because Jesus Christ died on that horrid Cross to pay for our sins (the debt we could NEVER pay) and that He rose on the third day and conquered death and hell for those who would repent and place their trust in Him.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). (Emphasis added)
Good works are important after we are born again. Our good works as born again believers is evidence that we belong to Him. People who say that we get to heaven by our good works have not read this:
“But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6).
The Basics of the John 17 movement
“It’s no secret that division in a family brings harm and pain on many levels. The church which is described as the family of God remains divided. The attitudes and harsh judgements amongst professing Christians have caused deep wounds and centuries of conflicts.
“Father I pray that those who believe in me will be one so the world will know you sent me.” That prayer of Jesus in the 17th chapter of the Gospel according to John is the reason Roman Catholics and a variety of Protestant Christians met together on May 23rd, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.
There was a declaration made that day by those in attendance to see the Church in Phoenix becoming relationally unified in a way that would make the claims of Jesus visibly seen and felt by those within and outside of the church.
My impression of our day but even more of the effort and working together of so many leading up to Saturday’s meeting gives me hope that the church in all of its rich diversity can live and work as one family in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
Founder, John 17 Movement” –source
“When Unity is Evil”
That was the title of my last article on the satanically inspired unity of Catholicism and Evangelicals. In that article I used reachingcatholics.org as a source. These are excerpts from that article:
The Vatican’s Strategy (From Reachingcatholics.org)
“It is indeed disturbing to see so many evangelicals unaware of the Vatican’s strategy for bringing the world under the dominion of the papacy. The Vatican has made a concerted effort since 1965 to bring their “separated brothers’ back home to “holy mother the church.” In his 1995 encyclical Et Unum Sint, Pope John Paul II said he intends “to promote every suitable initiative…to increase the unity of all Christians until they reach full communion” and “to encourage the efforts of all who work for the cause of unity.”
The pope’s stated desire is “to gather all people and all things into Christ, so as to be for all—an inseparable sacrament of unity… expressed in the common celebration of the Eucharist.” During a week of prayer for Christian unity Pope John Paul II said, “I gladly take this opportunity to call the attention of all believers to the ecumenical commitment that marked VC II. The council rightly defined the division among Christians as a scandal. The council Fathers felt the need to beg pardon of God and of their brethren for the sins committed against unity.”
“As the ecumenical movement gathers momentum, we must be strong and continue to contend for the faith, no matter what others might do or say. Let us pray for our evangelical leaders to return to the authority of Scripture for every issue of faith. Let us use God’s Word to lovingly admonish any church leader who encourages unity with apostates or unbelievers. And finally, let us resist the pressure to participate in any activity or event that will deliberately suppress or compromise biblical truth for the sake of unity. We must return to the infallible, inerrant and inspired Word of God to heed its warnings and obey its commands. The Bible exhorts us to test all teachers and spirits (1 John 4:1,6). We are to expose false teachings and the evil deeds of darkness (Eph. 5:11). Christians are to lovingly confront and rebuke false teachers (Titus 1:9, 13). We are to separate from those who persist in teaching error (Romans 16:17; Titus 3:10). If we ignore these exhortations we may be disqualified for service (2 Timothy 2:20), or worse yet, be identified with the false teachers themselves (2 John 10-11).” source
Pope Francis Laying the Groundwork for One World Religion
“For now, Pope Francis just seems to be laying the groundwork for the one world religion that is coming. There is a 900-year-old prophecy that indicates that Pope Francis could be the last Pope. If that prophecy is true, then it will be very important to watch the actions of this Pope very carefully.– source
This movement may be just the push for which Satan has been waiting to bring the Global “One World Religion” to fruition. We have watched through the years as many Charismatic preachers are returning to Rome and are teaching their congregations that this is right and good.
They are SO deceived! They are deceiving millions of people.
Brethren, if you know anyone who has aligned themselves with the John 17 movement – please show them this article and lead them to the Scriptures which show that we are not to unite with anyone who preaches a different Gospel!
“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8).
Pray for these deceived ones. Pray that the Holy Spirit will open their hearts and their eyes to TRUTH.