A call is being made to bring church and state into a close intimate relationship. Pope Francis is attempting to unite political and religious powers into one common vision and mission. In the video above Pope Francis outlines his social engineering strategy which he believes will bring everyone together and establish a global era of peace and justice. He is leading a world-wide movement with the aim of implementing a liberal, socialist, Marxist, Jesuit philosophy which he calls “social development.”
According to Pope Francis this is how the world’s problems will get solved. In reality, this will only precipitate the greatest crisis this world has ever known (Revelation 13:15). We are seeing a religious power dictating public policies to the nations. Pope Francis is calling upon the world to adopt his views on social development in order to end global poverty, human rights abuse and the immigration crisis.
This is a perfect fulfillment of what the Bible says would take place in the last days. Revelation 17 identifies a woman sitting upon a seven-headed beast, and we understand this to be an impure church (woman) having control over the policies of civil government (beast). It has ever been characteristic for self-serving, apostate religions to try to unite church and state so that they can shape public policy and control the people at large.
Our Seventh-day Adventist people need to be reminded that left-wing social engineering is not part of our job description. Our focus needs to be on reaching the world with the everlasting gospel in context to the Three Angels’ Message – and not engaged in furthering Pope Francis’ liberal, social justice agenda. There are men such as Ganoune Diop, head of the Religious Liberty work at the General Conference, and Johnathan Duffy, president of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) also at the General Conference, who have become social engineers parading as Seventh-day Adventist ministers. 
These men are pulling the church hard to the left in order to engage us into social/political issues. Seventh-day Adventists were never called to create a one-world, Utopian society based upon a secular, non-biblical Vatican agenda. Instead, we’ve been called to expose it. Notice what will happen under the power of the Holy Spirit when the Latter Rain is poured out:
“The sins of Babylon will be laid open. The fearful results of enforcing the observances of the church by civil authority, the inroads of spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power—all will be unmasked. By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands will listen who have never heard words like these” (Great Controversy, 606).
If every church leader still believed in our message – unlike the current ideological diverse group of men in charge today – there’s no way that some of them would be running around engaging in Rome’s social engineering agenda. They would be proclaiming the Three Angels’ Message with power.
But there is a huge temptation facing Seventh-day Adventists today, a temptation that is increasingly becoming more and more popular. The temptation is for the commandment-keeping people of God to become indistinguishable from the rest of the fallen churches of Babylon:
“Men will employ every means to make less prominent the difference between Seventh-day Adventists and observers of the first day of the week. A company was presented before me under the name of Seventh-day Adventists, who were advising that the banner, or sign, which makes us a distinct people should not be held out so strikingly; for they claimed that this was not the best policy in order to secure success to our institutions. But this is not a time to haul down our colors, to be ashamed of our faith. This distinctive banner, described in the words, ‘Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus,’ is to be borne through the world to the close of probation. While efforts should be increased to advance in different localities, there must be no cloaking of our faith to secure patronage. Truth must come to souls ready to perish; and if it is in any way hidden, God is dishonored, and the blood of souls will be upon our garments” (Testimonies, Vol. 6, p. 144).
Our distinctive messages have never been popular among the other churches, and we should not expect that they will be. However, anytime we seek to conceal our distinctive doctrines in order to secure acceptance and respectability from the world; we most certainly will be accepted by all the other religious faiths. But by doing so we would also betray the God of heaven who gave us those messages.
So how did Jesus go around correcting injustice? Not by uniting with Rome and not by concealing His truth. Praise God we don’t have to promote Rome’s agenda in order to fulfill our divinely appointed work:
“Jesus did not seek the admiration or applause of the world. He commanded no army, He ruled no earthly kingdom. He passed by the wealthy and honored of the world. He did not associate with the leaders of the nation. He dwelt among the lowly of the earth. To all appearances He was merely a humble man, with few friends. Thus He sought to correct the world’s false standard of judging the value of men” (The Southern Work, p. 10).
Jesus lived under a corrupt, unjust government, and He never attempted to make any “civil reforms” because those were only “external measures:”
“The government under which Jesus lived was corrupt and oppressive; on every hand were crying abuses,—extortion, intolerance, and grinding cruelty. Yet the Savior attempted no civil reforms. He attacked no national abuses, nor condemned the national enemies. He did not interfere with the authority or administration of those in power. He who was our example kept aloof from earthly governments. Not because He was indifferent to the woes of men, but because the remedy did not lie in merely human and external measures. To be efficient, the cure must reach men individually, and must regenerate the heart” (Desire of Ages, p. 509).
We are told that the kingdom of Christ is not established by secular, legislative measures. There is only one power that can bring about any true, lasting changes:
“Not by the decisions of courts or councils or legislative assemblies, not by the patronage of worldly great men, is the kingdom of Christ established, but by the implanting of Christ’s nature in humanity through the work of the Holy Spirit … Here is the only power that can work the uplifting of mankind. And the human agency for the accomplishment of this work is the teaching and practicing of the word of God” (Desire of Ages, pp. 509, 510).