Pope Francis And The United Religions Initiative Project (VIDEO)

The United Religions Initiative is meant to be for religions what the UN is for nations. Its purpose is to be the world religious authority, “a UN for religion”...

by NTEB Feature Story Contributor Geri Ungurean

I received an email this morning from a brother in Christ from Germany. He is a reader of our articles, and said that he thought I should know what is happening in Germany right now.

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” Revelation 9:20,21 (KJV)

A Protestant pastor in Bremen, Germany preached that Christ is the only way to heaven, and now he is the talk of the town. The people are not praising him — Pastor Olaf Latzel is being accused of disparaging other religions, and the prosecuting attorney of Bremen is considering filing charges against him. Pastor Latzel’s sermon was delivered to his congregation on January 18, 2015.

From the Bremem Newspaper Die Welt:

“Bremen senior theologian whitefish Brahms described the sermon Latzels in part as “intellectual arson”. It is liable to make violence against foreigners, other faiths or asylum seekers feed. Latzel himself defended his sermon. The criticism was based on shortened and taken out of context quotes, he said on Radio Bremen. It is only against the mixing of Christianity with other religions.” [1] – source  *Note that you can choose to translate this website into English.


The United Religions Initiative Project

Latzel is against the preaching of Chrislam. Is it not clear that the only religion that answers others with “violence” is Islam? Much of political correctness stems from pure fear of violent retaliation from Islamic terrorists.

Pastor Latzel said in his sermon that while Muslims who are citizens of Germany do belong to Germany, Islam does not.  The prosecutor said that this talk is disrespectful to Muslim brothers and sisters. He also charged Latzel with “pure fundamentalism.” Pastor Latzel made it clear that he is against the mixing of Christianity with other religions.

The problem we are now facing stems from the belief that there is no absolute truth. This philosophy that everything is relative, depending upon the person and the circumstances, flies in the face of Christianity, where we understand that absolute Truth comes from and depends upon God and His Holy Word.

The Church worldwide is facing an angry unbelieving world, wanting to force us to accept gay marriage as normal. As followers of Jesus Christ, our measuring stick for truth is His Word. It won’t be long before many of us are incarcerated  and our churches closed, because those in authority claim that we are not tolerant of others.

The persecution of the pastor in Germany is actually more extreme, because he has caused a fire storm by proclaiming Christianity as set apart from other religions. The government in Germany does not approve of Christians saying there is only one way to heaven, and that is through the Lord Jesus Christ.

They are obviously pushing for a Universal church, where everyone is included, and no one is told that their beliefs are wrong. I can’t help but notice the irony here — that a Christian pastor’s words being scrutinized and him reprimanded, but we must tread oh so lightly with the Muslims, for fear that we may be blown up!

Pastor Olaf Latzel knows that Allah and the God of the Bible are not the same God. There is much confusion coming out of the RCC and from pastors like Rick Warren and others, claiming that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. One must only look at the Lord Jesus Christ in the Scriptures and compare Him to the one called “Isa” in the Qur’an, to clearly see that Allah and our God are completely different. 

Jesus Christ is God incarnate. He is also the Son of God.  He was crucified on a Cross and died for the sins of the whole world — that whosoever believes in Him would have eternal life.  The Qur’an states that Isa never claimed to be God, and that he was not crucified. The Qur’an goes on to say that “God has no son.”  Could it be any clearer that Muslims and Christians do NOT worship the same God?  I firmly believe that Allah is Satan.  One of the names for Allah is “The great deceiver.” Satan is the one propagating these lies in order to establish his One World religion.

The United Religions Initiative Project

There is an organization that we are hearing more and more about, called the United Religions Initiative.  Pope Francis has close ties to many members and especially to its founder, William E. Swing, a former bishop of the Episcopal Church in San Francisco.  When Pope Francis was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he invited Mr. Swing to celebrate the United Religions Initiative’s 10th anniversary in Latin America at his Cathedral. 

The URI is a United Nations project. It was heralded in June 1995 by Bishop Swing at the occult, earth-worshipping interfaith service he was invited to conduct for the UN, honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter. Attending the service in San Francisco’s Episcopal Grace Cathedral were political luminaries and representatives of all religions, including Britain’s Princess Margaret, Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Polish President Lech Walesa, UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Archbishop Renato Martino (Vatican nuncio to the UN), and Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco.

The URI is meant to be for religions what the UN is for nations. Its purpose is to be the world religious authority, “a UN for religion” in order to foster peace. Delegates to its charter-writing summit in 1997 considered they had given birth to a “movement as well as a spiritual institution”. “Tell the people that there is a United Religions,” said Swing. It will shine “the light of the world’s spiritual traditions [paganism and occultism included] into a world desperately in need of light.” It aims to solve issues of environment, population, poverty and disease whilst building religious unity.” [2] – source

Taken from an “interfaith” website about Pope Francis:

Pope Francis’s openness to other faiths is part of a trend at the VaticanA post today on the Wild Hunt noted that on a recent trip to Brazil, Pope Francis met with representatives of Candomble.  The post asked:

If the Pope embraces reconciliation with Candomblé, with real, human, interface between leaders, why shouldn’t Catholics also embrace practitioners of Voodoo? Or indigenous African religions? Or modern Paganism, for that matter? Indeed, the Pope’s new attitude is needed more now than ever before. We live in a world where human beings, fueled by religious beliefs, are persecuting and killing one another in increasingly disturbing incidents. What better time for a Pope to emphatically embrace an interfaith mission? A mission that had been blunted during the Papacy of Benedict, but now, hopefully, will bear new fruit.” [3] – source

Brethren, the political correctness which we see permeating every area of life in America, is sweeping Europe as well. Don’t think for a moment that this event happening in Bremem, Germany will not happen in America, and soon in every country of the world.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  John 14:6 (KJV)

I will gladly go to jail if asked to renounce my belief in this verse of Scripture.


Shalom in Yeshua

Born into a Jewish family in Maryland, I was always searching for the truth about Jesus. I knew that He had to be someone so very special. My dad would say “He was a good man, but not who he said he was.” So a good man would lie? At the age of 31, I finally met Yeshua, and He became my Lord and Savior. I am a Jew who has been made complete in Him. I am now anxiously awaiting His Glorious return to rapture His church! Maranatha!

    • Only Judaism and Christianity is RIGHT!! Without Judaism we would not have Christianity!!

    • I will not be surprised at all that there will be persecution for those who truly follow Jesus and He told us as much, if they hated Him without a cause they will hate us. Let us be in prayer, in the word, in fellowship and remember He will never leave us or forsake us. I do not ask for persecution but let us remember that He is in control and will always be with us and give us the strength and the words to speak to glorify His name and do His will. I pray for this pastor in Germany and the brother that wrote to sister Geri. Lord Jesus give us strength and fill us with your Holy Spirit and deliver us from evil. And please give us the Joy throughout if we are counted worthy to suffer for your sake and the peace not of the world that only You can provide, Amen!

    • laura

      Could it be more clear? This “one world religion” is not the worship of God… who necessarily is Absolute. Rather, it is the worship of man. It is the declaration that all mankind is correct whatever he says… as his own god… and to declare that man cannot make his own way to Heaven however he so chooses… is an offense to his “deity”.

      So, man himself is the “deity” of one world religion… and is offended that he is not be honored as a god and told whatever he says is “right” and “ok” as his own god.

      • Amen, sister Laura. same Satanic lie told by the serpent in Genesis in the garden!

    • ” Pastor Olaf Latzel is being accused of disparaging other 
      religions, and the prosecuting attorney of Bremen is 
      considering filing charges against him.”

      For telling the truth ???

      I have no doubt that we will see christians going to prison 
      for the testimony of Christ in the west ! ! They are being 
      murdered in the Middle East and Africa as we speak.The
      western church’s seem to think the solution to this is 
      ” interfaith ” thank you Pope, Rick warren and co. If we 
      all hold hands and pretend its the same god everyone  is 
      worshipping then all the animosity will evaporate, and we 
      will all live happily ever after !!! 

      John 3:19   And this is the condemnation, that light is come 
      into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, 
      because their deeds were evil. 
      20   For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither 
      cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 

      The deeds of men today claiming to be christian Pastors are 
      nothing short of deplorable, watering down the gospel of Jesus
      Christ to fit any or all religious faiths that claim a god, wether 
      there polytheistic, mystical or monolithic. However we shall know 
      the real ones, they are the ones that will be persecuted for their
      faith in Jesus Christ !…Like Pastor Olaf Latzel, I shall pray for
      this man like I have prayed for others on this site, they need
      our support and petitions to the Father in Jesus name !

      John 8:12   Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 
      I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not 
      walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 

      Good story Geri.

    • Deano

      Thank you Geri for being one of the special few that will publish the truth of the here and now with no hesitation, no shame, and no fear. You will be blessed. The return of Yohushua is near! PTL

    • Geri Ungurean

      I received an update from my friend in Germany. Here are a few of things he said:

      A top politician (Motschmann) from the same party (CDU) as our chancellor A.Merkel:
      “…it is not a sermon in the mind of Jesus Christ…”

      The head of “Evangelische Allianz” in Bremen (Pastor Andreas Schröder):
      “…have questions concerning the wording and style, but not regarding the content…”
      “…the sermon was mistimed…” (1 day before the mentioned tolerance demo)
      But he also says, that the investigation by the body of public prosecuters is disproportionate.

      However there are also evangelical christians here raising their voíce fully supporting Latzel, especially Ulrich Parzany a great evangelist (publicly known through ProChrist)

      He says, Latzel was speaking out thruths that are not to be challenged.
      He also advised: “listen the sermon for yourself” because the media distorted the sermon with their cites.
      Furthermore he says, the sermon is very pastoral, because it starts with criticism at the Christians.

      Some more of the disputed details from Latzels sermon for clarifying:

      “There is only one true God. We cannot have common ground with islam.”

      Concerning common prayer of Christians and Muslims he said:
      “This is sin and that must not happen. We must cleanse ourself from that.”

      Concering buddha statues:
      “This is idolatry. It doesn’t belong to christians”

    • mountain saint

      So which god will the one-world religion be worshipping during the 42 months of Great Tribulation?…Is it the goddess Mary of the Catholic Church? Is it the moon god Allah of the Muslims? Or is it the Social Gospel god of the spiritually-dead Protestant churches?…No, it’s the dragon Lucifer and his sidekick, the False Messiah (Revelation 13:4)…As for us born-again Christians and Messianic Jews, expect increasing persecution during the next few years until such time we go up in the rapture in the nuclear shadow of World War Three (Isaiah 57:1).

      • Steven T. LaRue

        MS: Have a good day?

    • Kim Wilde

      The truth is now not allowed to be preached in your own church ! Come quick YESHUA! Thank you for this website that speaks the truth. We will miss this when it can no longer be allowed !

    • ” However there are also evangelical christians here raising 
      their voíce fully supporting Latzel, especially Ulrich Parzany 
      a great evangelist (publicly known through ProChrist)”

      ” He says, Latzel was speaking out thruths that are not to 
      be challenged.”

      “There is only one true God. We cannot have common 
      ground with islam.”

      Concerning common prayer of Christians and Muslims he said:
      “This is sin and that must not happen. We must cleanse 
      ourself from that.”

      Are you reading this Rick Warren ??

      Concering buddha statues:“This is idolatry. It doesn’t belong 
      to christians”

      Amen to Olaf Latzel ,Ulrich Parzany and the Christians 
      in Germany ! God bless you all !!

      Thank you for the update Geri, praying and cheering 
      here in OZ !  and the truth shall set you free !

    • TeresaB

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      • John Dougherty, I have noted the flying spaghetti monster cited by last days scoffers and atheist blogs, however to us redeemend by our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, it is only more proof of His wonderful word being fulfilled just as in the days of Noah which Jesus told us the end times would be like as scoffers abounded. Thanks for confirming this to us! I hope Jesus saves you and gives you faith because the spaghetti monster will not be in the lake of fire with you otherwise and we do not wish you to be but your own god of self will be if you let him. it is appointed to us to die once, then the judgement.

    • mountain saint

      Believe it or not, both the good and bad angels are using flying saucers for transport and for warfare (1 Chronicles 28;18)…In recent years, people have been hearing the battles being fought up in the heavenlies, as the angels clash with each other… There is one big final battle coming up that will result in the devil being kicked out of heaven forever and coming down to earth to trouble sinners for forty-two months (Revelation 12:7-9)…Even Enoch went on a joy ride in one of these flying saucers and he wrote in his book what he saw on this trip. It was quite accurate…Ezekiel’s wheel in a wheel may have been a flying saucer.

      • Razar-Mohammed was NOT a prophet of the GOD of ISRAEL ! He was a creation of the Vatican. He was a perverted, murderer son of Satan. The Vatican helped publish your satanic koran. You do not know the Word of God or your own history. I challenge you to really research and seek the truth before its to late for you. Jesus is King of King, the Great I AM, the Word that became flesh, the true and only God, Creator of ALL that is seen and not seen……. And I can go on and on.The Lord said, “You shall know them by their fruit.” The Muslim religion is pure evil! Alla teaches to kill, especially Jews and Christians, to rape, to lie, have sex with boys and girls, circumcise all females……and I can go on and on. The fruit of the Muslim religion is not good. SO, you better follow the true God or YOU will sent to hell.

      • Kashmir-We are not deceived YOU are! WE know who our Lord is, his name is Jesus and He is a Jew with brown eyes. Your god is a German with blue eyes and his name is Adolf Hitler.

    • Hostility toward Christianity is a growing and widespread trend. We should expect it to get worse and worse as the world is becoming more hostile toward those who are Christ’s representative on this earth. Just as Christ says in this verse “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first (John 15:18). It seems like people are so ensnared into the trap of political correctness, they can’t even seem to draw a clear distinction between the vast fundamental difference that exists between both Christianity and Islam.

    • Brigitte

      Please see this website for information on Pope Francis and the end times as well as the warning which is fast approaching:
      Jesus has been preparing us for the end times, he has told us that Pope Francis is the False Prophet, which is in the Bible, he will bring in the new one world religion and the antichrist. Please read the messages and be prepared.


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    • pliz stand strong and endure.2 cor 4:16,17, rom 8:18

    • Sola Scriptura

      The writing below has some powerful scriptures on christians praying with those of other religions:


    • Genuinely when someone doesn’t understand after that its up to other visitors that they will help, so here it happens.

    • Dennis Berube

      For if they persecuted ME, they will surely persecute you!

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