If I understand correctly, in End Times, there’ll be a single, global church that operates under the authority of the Anti-Christ. Those who don’t join that singular church, will be executed.
Ever since Martin Luther caused a schism between the Catholic church and, what ultimately became thousands of Protestant denominations, the existence of a single, unified and global church seemed unlikely.
However, the following video offers an interesting analysis of a meeting earlier this year when Pope Francis and his Protestant representative Tony Palmer (a South African Bishop with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches), advocated a single, re-unified Church–presumably under Catholic authority.
I know that you can’t judge a book or a priest by their “covers,” but Tony Palmer’s appearance fascinates. Slick hair. Long eyelashes. Beard. Unusual eyebrows (did he pluck his eyebrows?). Charismatic. I don’t know if I’m watching a priest or a heavy metal rock star. Palmer may be a great man, but something about that guy creeps me out. If I were in charge of producing a remake of the A.D. 1997 movie “Devil’s Advocate,” I’d try to cast Bishop Tony Palmer for one of the lead roles. To me, he looks the part.