Elder Athanasius Mitilinaios
TRANSCRIPT: "Then we have a third and final stage of Ecumenism. We said that first is Orthodoxy, then Roman Catholicism, then Protestantism. These will associate themselves with Judaism and Mohamedanism, and all these five joined together, and we will move to the third stage, which is all of the so-called natural religions, which are Idol-worshiping, such as Buddhism, etc. They will all unite. This is the so-called pan-religion. People, Orthodox people, Christian, which I refer to as Orthodox Christian, for I don't recognize anyone else ... When this arrived, and it's on its way, it is going to be the great temptation of the end times. What does "Great Temptation of the End-Times" mean? It is written in our Holy Scriptures, in the New Testament. It is that temptation which will cast doubt upon the Theanthropic Nature of the Person of Christ. This doubt will leave the door wide open for Ecumenism. This is the last temptation of history.
Let me explain. It has to do with that religion which [will come] before the rise of the Anti-Christ. Before the appearance of the Anti-Christ, all religions will unite. Ecumenism will unite them. It will unite them in that religion which will be before the coming of the Anti-Christ. Why only before the Anti-Christ? Because after the appearance of the Anti-Christ, since Ecumenism - a work of the Devil, 100%!; 100% the work of the Devil. How does St. Justin Povovich refer to Ecumenism? Pan-Heresy! All of you who have read his books must have found this ... Pan-Heresy! It's not only one heresy. It includes the totality of all heresies which have existed on earth.
So ... This Ecumenism leads to the Anti-Christ. This is why I told you that we'll arrive at this Ecumenism before the coming of Anti-Christ. When the Anti-Christ comes, he will abolish Ecumenism. Listen to what kind of game played here. He'll abolish Ecumenism. Listen to what [devilish] games are happening! He will do away with Ecumenism. . . And this isn't because we imagine things will turn out this way, but it's written in the New Testament.
Listen to this: In the Apostle Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians, 2:4, he writes: “...who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” The Anti-Christ (The son of perdition) “Who opposeth (i.e. against/anti-Christ) and exalteth himself above all that is called God (above everything on earth that was of value). The Anti-Christ will claim to be above whatever is called "God" or is revered by people. This means he'll exalt himself above our God the Holy Trinity, above Buddha, above everything! He will abolish the already united religions.
Let me read it once again: "Who exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; whatever is called "God" or is worthy of respect of any religion. The Anti-Christ will abolish all these. "So that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, "so the Anti-Christ will sit in the temple of God as God and he will say to all: "I am the God, there is no other God, only myself, showing himself that he is God." And he will prove himself to be “god” by performing false miracles. (The Apostle Paul says this further down.) It's an unbelievable thing, where this Ecumenism leads to. Let me say a few words about the great temptation of the end times: Our
Lord warns us in the book of Revelation, 3:10, "to the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia write” (this means to the Bishop of Philadephia):
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”
Since you have kept My word, to endure patiently, I will also keep you." So, since you have kept, I will keep you as well “from the hour of trial that is coming upon the whole world." And I will protect you from the time of temptation that everyone in all the world must go through, "which shall come upon the entire world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." To try all those which dwell upon the earth!
What kind of temptation is this? Doubting (disbelief in) the Theanthropic Person of Christ. This is the temptation. "Who is Christ?" Ah, who is He? . . . Theosophy and freemasonry have shown us [what this means]. They have a picture that comes in different sizes. The so-called "Mystical Supper of the Initiates (mystis)" (mystikos signifies the believer who is united (initiated) with God, with regard, in this case, to Christ in the Mystical Supper). How? Listen. They show Christ in the middle (of the picture), and on His left and His right you can see figures like Zoroaster, Mithras, Moses, Mohamed, Buddha, on His right and on His left. These are called "mystis” [initiates]. Therefore, they accept Christ merely as one of the “mystis” [intiates]. The put him on the same level as Buddha, Mohamed, or whatever.
So, Christ as the Theanthropic Person is cast into doubt. This is a widespread depiction and if you ever see this picture in a house you visit, know that there's a Freemason living there. Yes. Yes! Therefore, THIS is the great temptation - a temptation which is already at work in our days and creates disbelief in the God-Man, the Theanthropic Person of Christ. And, unfortunately, even here, in our country [Greece], people forge this temptation, when they constantly move away from Jesus Christ through apostasy, so that you may hear a minister of the Government say the word "God" without knowing who the God is he believes in. Have you ever heard the name of Christ? Never. What does this mean? This means that things are going ever-increasingly towards a de-christianization. What can we say here? Stand aright! That is why the remnant alone will be saved. This is why it's essential that we know the Name of God. Because Buddhism also uses the term "god". And Islam speaks of “god.” But WHO is THE [ONE] God? Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The true God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, three persons. God the Holy Trinity. We will continue, God willing, next Monday."