Russian Orthodox Church Pleased with Bishop Koch’s Appointment

Kurt Koch (photo from


The Russian Orthodox Church commented on Kurt Koch’s elevation last week:

Russian Orthodox Church welcomes appointment of Cardinal Kasper’s successor

July 06, 2010

Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, has welcomed the appointment of Bishop Kurt Koch of Basel as the new president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. With the appointment, Bishop Koch has been raised to the dignity of an archbishop.

Calling Archbishop Koch “a zealous pastor and serious theologian committed to the tradition of the early Church and the idea of Christian unity,” Metropolitan Hilarion said in a message that “I hope that new prospects for cooperation have been opened for us for the benefit of the both Churches.”

The Orthodox need to be concerned about unity with the Vatican.  The Vatican needs to be concerned about unity with the Eastern Orthodox.

As I posted late last week (Swiss Bishop Appointed as Ecumenical Head: Antichrist Role?), according to biblical, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox prophecies, an ecumenical leader is to rise up and compromise the faith of various religions.  Biblical prophecy warns that there will be a unifying religion that it calls “Babylon the Great” (Revelation 17:5).  And this power is based on a city of seven hills (Revelation 17:9).

According to Catholic prophecy, an antipope is expected.  According to Catholic prophecy only one pope remains.  According to Catholic and Orthodox prophecy, an ecumenical pope who will change their churches is expected.  Whether or not Archbishop Koch will become that ecumenical antipope remains a question, but if he lives long enough, he is expected to be part of a major compromising ecumenical movement that will sweep much of the world.

It has also been prophesied, by a Catholic, that a change to the Vatican’s “Constitution” will come about after a council:

Venerable Anna Maria Taigi (died 1837): The Pope shall convoke a council. A new constitution of the Church shall be proclaimed in it. (Rossi, G. THE CHRISTIAN TRUMPET, OR, Previsions and Predictions about Impending General Calamities, The Universal Triumph of the Church, The Coming of Antichrist, The Last Judgment, and The End of the World. Compiled by PELLEGRINO [Gaudentius Rossi], A Missionary Priest with Superior’s permission. Boston, THOS. B. NOONAND & CO., 1873, p. 65)

It should also be pointed out that various writings warn that this ecumenical council will form and satisfy heretics.  Here is one from an Orthodox source:

Saint Nelios the Myrrh-Gusher (died 1592): During that time the Eighth and last Ecumenical Synod will take place, which will satisfy the contentions of the heretics (Tzima Otto, H.  The Great Monarch and WWIII in Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Scriptural Prophecies. Verenika Press, Rock City (SC), 2000, p. 111 )

Does anyone feel that an ecumenical council that satisfies the contentions of the heretics will not result in doctrinal compromise?

The Catholics and Orthodox (and all others) need to heed the Bible and:

“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.  For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4-5).

The Catholics and Orthodox, individually, need to reject unity with each other.  They need to study the scriptures and truly embrace the original Christian faith.  Having meetings to see how they can compromise for the sake of unity is not anything that the Bible encourages.

These unification discussions are one of the subjects that prophecy followers should “watch” (cf. Matthew 24:15; Luke 21:20). Orthodox-Catholic unity will not be a good thing according to many biblical, Catholic, and Orthodox prophecies.

Those who wish to learn why this is dangerous may wish to read the following articles:

Why Should American Catholics Should Fear Unity with the Orthodox? Are the current ecumenical meetings a good thing or will they result in disaster?
Orthodox Must Reject Unity with the Roman Catholics The talks for unification involve compromise and the apparent rising up of a changed religion that no one should accept.
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.

Get news like the above sent to you on a daily basis

Your email will not be shared. You may unsubscribe at anytime.