I have blogged previously that I think a reunion between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church right now would be unwise, because most Orthodox believers (and many Catholics ones as well) would reject the reunion, throw out the bishops responsible, and the division would just become more entrenched.
However, I now see there is another reason we should fear a Catholic-Russian Orthodox reunion: it will lead to the rise of the Beast of Revelation! That’s right, if Christians are united, that sets the stage for the end-times, at least according to a Mr. Bob Thiel, the “Church History & End Prophecy Examiner” at examiner.com. A few choice excerpts:
The Bible clearly warns of a dictator rising up in Europe (Daniel 9:26-27; 11:27-39; Revelation 13), but contrary to the implication of the Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion, this dictator will feign some type of religious background (Daniel 11:36-38). Both Catholic and Orthodox prophecies tell of a time when an ecumenical dictator (sometimes referred to as “the Great Monarch”) will rise up–we are getting closer to that time.
The Bible warns of a coming European Beast power ridden by an ecumenical church (Revelation 17:1-3). Events are lining up on a regular basis for these and other prophecies to be fulfilled.
Russian and other Orthodox should not try to unite with the Vatican and Catholics should not try to unite with the Orthodox as the Bible warns against this upcoming ecumenical religious power.
Furthermore, private prophecies from both Orthodox and Catholic mystics suggest dire consequences as well.
Christian Unity: the devil’s playground. Really, I couldn’t make this stuff up even if I wanted to.