Prophetic Signs of the Times

Posted May 28, 2012 by Graham Tierney in General Hits: 3,146

 

Romanism is now regarded by Protestants with far greater favor than in former years. In those countries where Catholicism is not in the ascendancy, and the papists are taking a conciliatory course in order to gain influence, there is an increasing indifference concerning the doctrines that separate the reformed churches from the papal hierarchy; the opinion is gaining ground that, after all, we do not differ so widely upon vital points as has been supposed, and that a little concession on our part will bring us into a better understanding with Rome. The time was when Protestants placed a high value upon the liberty of conscience which had been so dearly purchased. They taught their children to abhor popery and held that to seek harmony with Rome would be disloyalty to God. But how widely different are the sentiments now expressed!  

The defenders of the papacy declare that the church has been maligned, and the Protestant world are inclined to accept the statement. Many urge that it is unjust to judge the church of today by the abominations and absurdities that marked her reign during the centuries of ignorance and darkness. They excuse her horrible cruelty as the result of the barbarism of the times and plead that the influence of modern civilization has changed her sentiments”. {GC 563.1-2}  All emphasis provided

In light of the above quoted warning written about 114 years ago, how should we regard the information below?                                           

It was sent to me from a trusted source on Sunday 27th May 2012                       

Prophetic Intelligence Briefings

Rome Continues Collecting Conservative Anglicans  May 21, 2012

June 15, 2012 will mark the launch of the third ordinate for Anglican churches seeking union with Rome. The ordinariate provides a Catholic diocese in Australia just for Anglican churches or groups of churches to join the Catholic Church while keeping many of their Anglican traditions and married priests. 
The ordinariates are a new type of canonical structure authorized by Pope Benedict XVI in his apostolic constitution “Anglicanorum Coetibus” in 2009. Two other ordinariates have been established in the United Kingdom (January 2011) and the United States (January 2012). 
“I am confident that those former Anglicans who have made a journey in faith that has led them to the Catholic Church will find a ready welcome,” Archbishop David Hart, of Melbourne said.
The Anglican Church has been gradually drawn closer to Rome since the time of John Henry Newman, when he and other colleagues undermined Anglican theology. But the Anglican Church has also become very liberal causing wholesale splits when it began ordaining female priests, bishops and later openly gay and lesbian bishops

Benedict surprised Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams when he released “Anglicanorum Coetibus” without first notifying Williams. 
The ordinariates provide a brilliant strategy for disenchanted, conservative Anglican communions (churches, groups of churches, and individuals) to join the Catholic Church. Rome is cherry-picking the conservatives from the Anglican Church by accommodating them and making it easy for them to retain their Anglican heritage and traditions”.
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the
foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8

End of Prophetic Intelligence Briefings.All emphasis supplied

Note: “Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams” is the current Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican Church world wide.

What does the word ordinariatesmean? The “Wikepedia” explanation is below:

Personal ordinariate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 personal ordinariate is a canonical structure within the Roman Catholic Church enabling former Anglicans to maintain some degree of corporate identity and autonomy with regard to the bishops of the geographical dioceses of the Catholic Church and to preserve elements of their distinctive Anglican spiritual and liturgical patrimony. Its precise nature is described in the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus of 4 November 2009 [1] and in the complementary norms of the same date.[2][3][4]

The new structure, which is intended to integrate these groups into the life of the Roman Catholic Church in such a way as "to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church, as a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared".[5][6][7][8] is part of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope and professes all that Church's doctrine on faith and morals.[9][10][11]

Anglicans who join the Roman Catholic Church can still choose to be part of the usual dioceses rather than of an ordinariate.[5][4] Those who do so, or who joined before the Ordinariates were erected, can subsequently join an ordinariate if they wish to do so.

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast”.  Rev 13:3            Emphasis mine.

In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history". {CET 204.1}   Emphasis mine.