Why would the Antichrist want to unite Christians?
I can see several possible reasons why Antichrist would want to work through a false ecumenism based on "love, not doctrine".
Our Lord Jesus Christ warns us: "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matthew 24:24
What better way to decieve the elect than to tell them that their holding on to Tradition is contradicting the law of love? "You are unloving if you don't seek unity at all costs, even at the cost of keeping the Apostolic Tradition." Anyone who does not accept this "unity of love not doctrine" will very easily be seen as reactionary, an enemy of the new "superchurch".
I absolutely and unequivocally will oppose, to my dying day, any form of false ecumenism which is not based on doctrinal unity- "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism". The reactions of others to this position is already: "he is an extremist", "he is unloving", "he lacks Christian charity"....etc. If this becomes the position of the new "superchurch" which is uniterd on the basis of "love not doctrine", I'm sure you will soon see who are really the unloving ones as the "extremists" start being eliminated one by one.
If Antichrist unites Christians on the basis of "love, not doctrine", he is seen as a saviour who brings peace. But if we forget the doctrines revealed by God, gradually we turn from him, and towards our new "saviour".
And what really annoys me, is that people who follow the "love not doctrine" basis for unity, dont even seem to realise that Our Lord's teachings on Love are only contained in the Apostolic Tradition they seek to replace with their brand of "love".
The reality is, the Church has never
been divided. Christ cannot have two or more Bodies. There can only be one Body, One Church, as St. Paul puts it: "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism". The prayer of Christ in John 17 shows us that the Icon of the Trinity- "that they may be one, even as We are One". This prayer has already
To say that this prayer is not answered yet tis to say that the"One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church" does not exist now
but will exist in the future- clearly a false teaching.