Pagan idolatry is experiencing a resurgence in our day. New relationships are being forged between pagans, spiritualists, indigenous faiths, pantheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventists and many others. These modern-day interfaith encounters are starting to resembles the idolatrous golden calf worship service described in Exodus 32:1-4.
The Religions for Peace recently celebrated their 10th World Assembly in Lindau, Germany on August 20-23, 2019. Nine hundred delegates from over 100 countries came together to “foster multi-religious cooperation.” 
Zum 1. Mal in #Deutschland: Die Weltkonferenz #Religions4Peace. 17 Religionen, über 1000 Menschen aus 70 Ländern, in denen wir oft mit unseren Projekten aktiv sind. Sogar Vertreter des #Iran und der VAE trafen sich zum friedlichen Austausch. #hss @ringforpeace #rfp19 #religion pic.twitter.com/ZlAdTcMIHZ
— HSS (@HSSde) August 22, 2019
The guiding “light” for this ecumenical extravaganza was the “Ring of Peace.” A 25-foot wooden ring-shaped sculpture was erected by the organizers to be a “permanent, multi-faith symbol” of interfaith cooperation. According to the creators of this modern-day idol, the ring is supposed to represent the wheel of Buddha, the ring of the Prophet Mohammed, the ring of King Solomon and Lessing’s Ring Parable – a story which equates different faiths as one.
“In many world religions, the ring symbolizes loyalty, truthfulness and honesty. The Buddhist Wheel of Life, the signet ring of the Prophet Mohammed in Islam, the Ring of Solomon in Judaism or Lessing’s Ring Parable, are only a few examples.”
“As a ’round whole,’ equal and absolute in itself, the ring symbolizes the complementary and mutually completing nature of world religions, whose unity embodies the entirety of the consciousness. 
This ceremony celebrates the “mutually completing” and “complimentary” nature of all the religions of the world. In other words, this is a call to all people of different faith systems to appreciate, cooperate, accept and praise each other. The “Ring of Peace” is a monument to every deity known to man – Jesus, Allah, Shiva, Buddha, Brahma, Ganesha, Mahavira, Vishnu, Durga and a thousand other gods.
This apparently means that Jesus, Buddha and Krishna are all good buddies who complete each other. This is beyond belief! Can we not see how absurd and blasphemous this is? Can we not see how vain and offensive it is for Seventh-day Adventists to continually engage in perpetual inter-religious dialog?
— Dr. Genti Kruja (@GentiKruja) August 21, 2019
In the above video Dr. Mustafe Cerića a Muslim cleric tells the multi-faith gathering of pagans, new-agers, Muslims, Catholics and Protestants that heaven is like a “ring” and all they need in order to be with him in heaven is to be “good.”
The Message and Goals for this Interfaith Assembly
The main message for this international, inter-religious conference was: “We must work together or we will all fail.”  These were the sentiments expressed by the leading faith groups.
“Nothing can be accomplished if we work separately.” – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople
“We have seen half a century of progress so far and for that to continue is the only way for us to work together.” – Kosho Niwano, president-designate of the Japanese Buddhist movement Rissho Kosei-kai.
“The future depends entirely on how we address our shared welfare.” – Roman Catholic Cardinal John Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria.
“We must work together or we will all fail.” – Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, president of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies. 
The Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly also published their goals in a document called the “World Assembly Declaration.”  Here are some of the principles and policies they plan to implement in our world:
- equitable distribution of wealth
- promotion of “green congregations”
- Paris Agreement on climate change
- Reconciliation between religions
- Social justice
Such a joy to be at #Religions4Peace World Assembly in #Lindau w/nearly 1000 #interfaith religious leaders as well as the President of Germany & to pray 4 peace & walk 4 peace in #ringforpeace ceremony w/@MiguelMoratinos high representative of @UNAOC . #rfp19 #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/AqUenM0ial
— Sadhvi Bhagawati (@SadhviBhagawati) August 22, 2019
Then we have the following statements that come from the actual text of the World Assembly Declaration. This clearly shows their pantheistic, spiritualistic and nature worship philosophy:
“The supreme good for us is the sacred, even as we understand it differently. The common good includes the earth with its air, water, soil, and web of life.” 
“When Mother Earth suffers, human beings suffer; when human beings suffer, Mother Earth suffers.” 
These words, along with all the photos and the “Ring of Peace,” is a modern day celebration of pagan idolatry masquerading in a garb of Christianity.
Opening Ceremony – The Protestant Reformation is Over
During the opening ceremony for the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly, Roman Catholic Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference; and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), the largest Protestant group in Germany representing 23 million Evangelicals – addressed the international gathering. They expressed how the healing between Protestants and Roman Catholics is a model for the rest of the religious world to follow.
Protestant Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm said the following during the first day of the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly:
“The reformation started in this country (Germany) and led to the separation of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant Churches and to terrible wars within Europe and with tens of millions of victims. As Protestants we had decided to celebrate the 500th Anniversary not by strengthening our own identity or by putting down the others but by rediscovering Jesus Christ as the center of our faith. We understood that we could do this only together with our Catholic and Orthodox brothers and sisters. And we were overjoyed that they gladly accepted our invitation so that for the first time in history we celebrated the anniversary of the Reformation together in ecumenical unity.
“I will never forget the beautiful worship services I celebrated with my brother and friend Cardinal Marx … The spiritual unity which I felt then will always accompany me and continues to inspire me. This experience is a vivid example from within our religion, the Christian religion, of how much we gain when we begin to overcome our divisions. As religions, despite our present experience of religiously-based faiths, we are called to be a sign of peace to the world … Let us as global religious communities be strong forces towards a global reorientation of civilization and towards the political changes which are equally necessary. 
After Protestant Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm gave his speech Roman Catholic Cardinal Reinhard Marx made the following statement:
“I can underline every word my friend and brother has said because we are together and the experience of the year 2017 (500th Anniversary of the Reformation) was a great experience for us all. Also for the communities of the others, not only the Christians – they have seen that the Christians with their differences can stay together and can make a testimony for being together.
“The foundation for us all is that we are human beings. We have differences. We have different religions. We have different political options. But we are human beings and we have one Creator who has made us and this is very, very important for the future of the world. 
It seems that the end of the Protestant Reformation was also being celebrated at this gathering. The top leaders in Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in Germany have declared that they have come together into “unity,” and this unity is a model for all other faiths.
Brothers and sisters, we are facing a terrible crisis. We are at risk of losing our Protestant Christian heritage – all thanks to ecumenism. We have been warned that when we see a threefold union of Protestantism, Catholicism and Spiritualism that the “marvelous workings of Satan” will come. We are there!
“When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism … then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near” (Testimonies, Vol. 5, 451).
Seventh-day Adventists Represented at this Event
Why is it that some Seventh-day Adventists are so gladly and so willing to abandon their mission in order to be entertained by the ecumenical circus. The responsibility of proclaiming the Three Angels’ Message has been passed on to this generation and God help us if we become the ones who betray our sacred trust and join the ranks of the opposition.
There were two Christian news sources   and one Catholic news source  that reported on the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s involvement during the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly in Lindau, Germany. Rebecca Boakye, assistant to the director of Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Germany, was in attendance. On day two of this event Rebecca Boakye was interviewed during the “Role of Women” MENA (Middle East and North Africa) session hosted by ordained female Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber from the Evangelical Church in Germany.
What in the world is going on here? Why is Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) even here? What does ecumenism and paganism have to do with disaster relief? Why is it that every year Seventh-day Adventist churches raise money for ADRA to do humanitarian work, but it seems that ADRA is getting more and more involved in Rome’s social re-engineering programs.
Moses didn’t bow to the golden calf, he burnt it with fire (Exodus 32:20), Gideon didn’t celebrate at the altar of Baal, he tore it down (Judges 6:25) and Elijah didn’t build bridges of pluralism and religious diversity with the prophets of Baal. He mocked them (1 Kings 18:27) and slew them (1 Kings 18:40).
Representatives of all major #religions from some 100 countries come together and #collaborate to protect our #earth as part of a holistic vision of #peace. Dialogue is a key part of #RfP19 #Religions4Peace #ringforpeace pic.twitter.com/3zgr6QKRJx
— ringforpeace (@ringforpeace) August 20, 2019
Instead of building bridges of pluralism and religious diversity, Seventh-day Adventists need to proclaim the messages which God has given us (Revelation 14:6-12) to prepare the world for the second coming of Jesus. Instead of celebrating pagan festivities masquerading as ecology, environmentalism, social welfare and Christian charity we need to share the Three Angels’ Message because these messages represent the work God’s people will be doing at the end of time.
Our end-time prophetic warnings are so important that we have been told not to allow anything else to engross our minds. Nothing else is to be allowed to draw away our attention or to occupy our time:
“They (Seventh-day Adventists) have been given a work of the most solemn import—the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels’ messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention” (Testimonies, Vol. 9, p. 19).
— African Council of Religious Leaders (@acrl_rfp) August 20, 2019
“Precious time is rapidly passing, and there is danger that many will be robbed of the time which should be given to the proclamation of the messages that God has sent to a fallen world. Satan is pleased to see the diversion of minds that should be engaged in a study of the truths which have to do with eternal realities” (Testimonies, Vol. 8, p. 302).
The Welcoming Dinner is on at The Inselhalle, the Main Assembly Venue, in Lindau. It’s a beauty to note the wonderful organization that went into this dinner. Simple things that really inspire confidence. With humility, I applaud. #RfP19 #Religions4Peace#RfPYouth#RingForPeace pic.twitter.com/48DwCwaB4Y
— Philbert Aganyo (@Paganyo) August 20, 2019
In the above photos you will see the glowing rings (symbolizing unity) and the menu which offered beer, wine and other drinks for the participants.
Who Is the Driving Force Behind These Interfaith Events?
Rome’s Second Vatican Council produced two documents that laid the foundation for the modern ecumenical movement. “Unitatis Redintegratio” is a decree to restore the unity of the “Christian” churches  and “Nostra Aetate” is a decree to establish relations with “non-Christian” traditions.  Rome is leading the way to bring all the religions of the world into one for the purpose of implementing her final objective:
“The Word of God plainly declares that His law is to be scorned, trampled upon, by the world; there will be an extraordinary prevalence of iniquity. The professed Protestant world will form a confederacy with the man of sin, and the church and the world will be in corrupt harmony. Here the great crisis is coming upon the world. The Scriptures teach that popery is to regain its lost supremacy and that the fires of persecution will be rekindled through the time-serving concessions of the so-called Protestant world” (Selected Messages, Vol. 2, p. 368).
A Fatal Delusion and Deadly Heresy
Ecumenism, interfaith bridge-building and inter-confessional cooperation has opened the door to a dangerous error called the relativism of truth. Ecumenism destroys the notion of absolute truth. It promotes the idea that there is no universal, objective truth because every belief system has its own unique perspective and identity. Ecumenism teaches that truth exists only in relation to everyone’s own unique cultural context and personal perception.On the other hand, the Bible teaches that truth is not determined by any man. The Bible teaches that truth is absolute, it is contained in God’s word and it never changes. This means that truth is not man’s perception or reality. God’s word is reality – or absolutely true.
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16, 17.
“Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” John 18:37.
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35.
And it is the absolute truth contained in the word of God that prevents Seventh-day Adventists from participating in the ecumenical movement. The essence and substance of Rome’s ecumenical message is a call to “come in.” This stands in direct opposition to the work of God’s people in these last days which is a call to “come out.” But once you destroy the absoluteness and certainty of the Seventh-day Adventist prophetic mission and message then the door is open to all the deadly errors and heresies of the ecumenical movement.
The founders of the Adventist movement wouldn’t participate in these ecumenical entanglements because they “came out” (Revelation 14:8, Revelation 18:1-5) from all these churches. How then can we participate in these religious ceremonies dedicated to Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and to every other god? This is an abomination to the law of God – namely the first commandment? How do we justify and sanctify something God says He won’t accept?
Either these multi-faith ceremonies are God’s will for mankind or they’re not. The answer to this question will determine our response. There must be a “yes” or “no” answer to the question on ecumenism from the part of the leadership. There is no gray area and nothing in between. If the answer is “yes,” and if ecumenism is God’s will then that explains why so many Seventh-day Adventists have embraced and accepted it. That explains why many Seventh-day Adventists are submitting to the Pope and obeying the decrees and doctrines of the Vatican.
If the answer is “no” then we must utterly reject it in all its manifestations just as we have rejected other heresies and apostasies in the past. And if we are going to reject it we must do it firmly and have no fellowship with this movement in any way. This means not using “religious liberty” or “disaster relief” as an excuse to support, encourage or participate in a movement that is so displeasing to God.
“Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.” Job 14:4.
You cannot mix the noble efforts of religious liberty and disaster relief with a movement dedicated to the celebration of false worship, false doctrine and false gods. If these pagan manifestations are not sanctioned by God then what business should we have in any of them?
In our next article you will see with your own eyes how the Jesuit Order, including the Jesuit General himself – the black pope – is the one who is leading out in all of this pagan, interfaith cooperation. It is all coming together as Rome’s plan is almost complete!