Lord willing, another time I’ll have more on this as it concerns the rapidly apostatizing charismatic James Robison, so this isn’t meant to be exhaustive. It begins with what I covered here at Apprising Ministries in my 2011 article James Robison and Rick Warren Working to Reverse the Protestant Reformation.
Therein I gave you Robison’s Life Today TV program for Thursday, December 1, 2011. James Robison’s guest was “Father” Jonathan Morris, who is a Parochial Vicar at an historic Roman Catholic church called St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York. In addition, Morris is often a news analyst for the FOX News Channel.
Morris is also author of God Wants You Happy: From Self-Help to God’s Help (GWYH). As we turn now to my personal copy of Morris’ book GWYH, you’ll see below that Rick Warren, arguably one of the most influential pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention, says on the back cover of his good friend’s GWYH:
A significant part of this “transformation” is the reversal of the Protestant Reformation, and the acceptance of the Roman Catholic Church as a Christian denomination, that is well underway within evangelicalism.1 In that Thursday, December 1, 2011 mentioned above, Morris made the following very telling statement:
As evangelicals and Catholics; Christians,… I believe there’s a…there’s a evangelical/Catholic movement that’s going on…
Indeed, there is; and, as you’ll come to see, it’s rooted in charismania. More on that in a moment; but first, you may recall in Under God and Joined with Apostates I told you about Robison’s July 2012 church leadership conference Under God Indivisible (UGI), which featured Word Faith heretics and Roman Catholic spokesmen.
One of them was Jonathan Morris. UGI also happened to contain the name of James Robinson’s latest book Indivisible, which he had just co-wrotten with another apostate Roman Catholic friend, Dr. Jay Richards. To no one’s surprise, it called for evangelicals and Roman Catholics to strive for unity in the Body of Christ.
Fast forward to James Robison’s program for Monday, May 5, 2014 featuring “Bishop” Tony Palmer. From the opening of the program we see a call for unity where there can be none. The Roman Catholic Church anathematized the Gospel and no real Christian has fellowship with faithful Roman Catholics like Pope Francis.
Robison told us that Palmer is “a really truly spirit-filled evangelical from the Anglican Episcopal Church.”2 He then went on to further introduce Palmer informing us that:
he developed a relationship and a friendship with a man who happened to become the Pope, Pope Francis. It is a miracle what God is doing.
I want you to welcome a man that I believe is a part of seeing the prayer of Jesus answered in our day that we become supernaturally perfected in unity — not sameness, unity. (source)
The two men discuss Tony Palmer’s friendship with his “spiritual father” Pope Francis and how it is that Palmer ended up with the video of Pope Francis you’ll see in just a bit. This is from the official transcript of the show:
James: I really appreciate you. We have been a supporter and an encourager of your work, your mission outreach. Let me just ask you, how in the world did you come to meet the man who is now Pope and actually not only be a friend but remain a friend? Tell us a little bit about that.
Bishop Palmer: It was back in 2006, I was asked to go down to Argentina to work with the Charismatic Catholics because they have quite a Charismatic revival going on within the Catholic church and has been for almost 50 years. So it’s protocol whenever we go into a diocese of another Bishop, we visit the Bishop, ask him if we can work in his diocese. That’s exactly how we met.
When he found out that my wife, being a charismatic Catholic herself, and our children, he thought it was quite entertaining. So he offered a friendship to me immediately. Here is this evangelical Anglican married to a Charismatic Catholic.[Laughter] So I said, “Look, we’re covering all the bases here.” [Laughter] So he offered me a friendship. Two years after that, 2008, I asked if he would be my mentor and a spiritual father to me, and our relationship just deepened from there. (source)
Palmer continues on to mention a personal meeting he had with his friend Pope Francis in late January of this year. Robison is obviously impressed and says:
James: So it wasn’t just a little handshake. He actually saw you right in his apartment?
Bishop Palmer: Yeah, we spent the morning together.
James: That’s amazing! (source)
Now, after the short clip of the program’s opening below, you’ll see Robison ask Tony Palmer to explain how the video from Pope Francis came to be:
In their February 25, 2014 report We are brothers,’ Pope stresses in message to Pentecostals the [Roman] Catholic News Agency brought us up to speed concerning the conference Palmer referenced above. It’s the one the Pope was actually addressing in the video clip to follow, which Robison aired yesterday:
Pope Francis’ message was delivered to a meeting of the Fort Worth, Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries by Pentecostal Bishop Tony Palmer, who had recorded it on an iPhone in a Jan. 14 meeting. (source)
Respected online apologetic and discernment work Stand Up for the Truth also added in their piece Pope to Copeland: Catholics and Charismatics must spiritually unite that:
Pope Francis has now sent a video message to Word of Faith father Kenneth Copeland, urging a reconciliation between Catholics and Charismatics.
“The Catholic and Charismatic Renewal is the hope of the Church,” exclaims Anglican Episcopal Bishop Tony Palmer, before a group of cheering followers at the Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Palmer said those words are from the Vatican. Before playing the video message from Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland, Palmer told the crowd, “When my wife saw that she could be Catholic, and Charismatic, and Evangelical, and Pentecostal, and it was absolutely accepted in the Catholic Church, she said that she would like to reconnect her roots with the Catholic culture. So she did.”
The crowd cheered, as he continued, “Brothers and sisters, Luther’s protest is over. Is yours?”
Even Kenneth Copeland finds this development incredible: Said Copeland, “Heaven is thrilled over this…You know what is so thrilling to me? When we went into the ministry 47 years ago, this was impossible.” (source)
A quick point before I get to the clip below containing the Pope’s message to the Copeland conference of Word Faith heretics. This type of thing is exactly why I’ve written articles like On Contemplative Spirituality and Charismania and why I’ve been warning you about how this type of thing is now rampant within evangelicalism.
For example we can even take this James Robison program with Tony Palmer, who are both charismaniacs. Notice how Palmer shared with the Pope that:
my wife [is] a charismatic Catholic herself, and our children, he thought it was quite entertaining. So he offered a friendship to me immediately. Here is this evangelical Anglican married to a Charismatic Catholic. (source)
Another time, Lord willing, I’ll go over the history of the charismatic movement; but for now, just know that it begins circa 1960 and would spread into the Roman Catholic Church not long after Vatican II ended. Notice again, Palmer’s involvement with it as he tells us:
back in 2006, I was asked to go down to Argentina to work with the Charismatic Catholics because they have quite a Charismatic revival going on within the Catholic church and has been for almost 50 years. (source)
Before the next clip from Robison’s show yesterday, as I get set to close this out, let me remind you of the Future Outpouring “Prophecy” of Beth Moore, which she offered last year at James Robison’s Awaken Now (AN) conference:
This is an another example of the charismania I’ve been speaking to you about because in no uncertain terms we’re told above that what we were to hear from Moore at AN is divine revelation; in other words, “what the Holy Spirit is saying.” And she then said that those of us who oppose false teachers of this phony unity are “scoffers.”
Well, the tragic fact is, the way things are now going, it will be professing Protestant evangelicals who are going to bring persecution down upon Christians like me who will never return to Rome before she would repent and, at the very least, admit her guilt in condemning the Gospel and completely abolish her antichrist papacy.
Now you’re ready for the following mythology from Pope Francis and the sickening apostasy from James Robison, which you’ll witness following the Pope’s blather when Robison says:
James: Pope Francis, let me just say to you that I see Jesus in you; and in Christ we are brothers, we are family. Thank you for speaking the language of love that all may come to know him and love him and love one another.
Tony, that is incredible. I have had a longing in my heart for many years now to see the prayer of Jesus answered that we be one with the Father God through Christ, perfected and sanctified in truth, not divided by it. And then perfected in unity, the supernatural unity Jesus prayed for. I personally feel like this is a step in the right direction — for us to really come to Christ and not be separated brethren, not divide over differences as we see them. We may not even see clearly and we tend to look at our view as the only view and sometimes we don’t even hear truth at all. (source)