[Your instructor for this training will be S.R. Shearer - the head of Antipas Ministries and author of The New Antipas Papers.]


Several years ago I wrote in the ANTIPAS PAPERS something that is very prescient for today:

"Christians are facing a time of crisis, one which all Christians - if they really are Christians - have long expected, and one which shouldn't come as a surprise - CHURCH APOSTASY: the refusal of the church to see itself any longer as a 'citizen' of a heavenly kingdom having nothing to do with this world ['My kingdom is not of this world ... my kingdom ... (comes) not from hence' (John 18:36)] to seeing itself, rather, as a 'citizen' or 'friend' of this present evil world and all that such a thing portends - from the church's involvement in the world's political affairs, to its involvement in death squad activity in the name of God in South and Central America, to its involvement in the War in Iraq ['...Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God'. ( James 4:4)]. But, again, why should we as Christians be surprised by all this? - isn't this what the Bible said would happen? - 'Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (i.e., the day of the rapture and the resurrection) shall not come, except there come a falling away (i.e., apostasy) first …' (2 Thess. 2:3) [Please see our article, "A Woman Riding a Beast Going Forth Conquering and to Conquer."]

"What then should we do with regard to this crisis? Menachem Begin, the late Prime Minister of Israel, faced a similar crisis in his life and in the life of the Jewish People in the early 1940s. The crisis he faced had to do with whether or not he should wait for the end of World War II and the plodding negotiations of Jewish 'mainline moderates' like Dr. Chaim Weizmann and the World Zionist Organization to press the British Mandate Authority to facilitate Jewish immigration to Palestine (all this in addition to having to rely on the maddening timidity of the mainline Jewish defense organization - the Haganah - to secure their safety in Palestine), OR whether he should join up with the radicals, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and the Irgun Zvai Leumi - and hang the 'niceties of diplomacy'.

"He finally chose Jabotinsky and the Irgun! - and he never looked back. Years later, in remarking on the single-mindedness of the organization he finally joined - i.e., the Irgun - he said: 'In times like those, there is no greater force than people who (1) have the ability to see beyond the concerns of daily life, despite the sometimes very pressing nature of those concerns, (2) who possess the capacity for self-sacrifice, and (3) who are willing to get involved'! [Please see our article, "The Cost of Discipleship."]

"Begin believed that the rest didn't matter! And so it is with us today, the rest doesn't matter! - one's natural talent, one's standing within the so-called church, one's ability to speak, one's wealth, one's education, one's personality, the number of mistakes one has made in his or her life, one's age, one's sex, etc. - all of that is inconsequential in comparison."

I continued by saying:

"The ANTIPAS PAPERS is first and foremost a call to action to this kind of people; a call to the kind of people who joined themselves to Vladimir Jabotinsky and the Irgun; to the kind of people who possess vision and the capacity for self-sacrifice. It's a call for them to get involved! And to do it NOW! - before it's too late. To wait is to make prophecy of no effect - after all, prophecy is meaningless to those who refuse to do anything about it.

"Prophecy is nothing more than a roadsign telling us of the danger that's ahead and warning us to take corrective action BEFORE we get to the danger. If we do nothing until we finally get there, it will be too late. Thus, if the only reaction the ANTIPAS PAPERS can elicit from someone who has read the book is 'Wow! - what a wonderful book' - then we have utterly failed in what we set out to do, and that person has missed the point of the book altogether. Knowledge which does not produce action is worthless! [Please see our article, "Coaxing Christians out of Their Hiding Places."]

"It is to those persons - PEOPLE LIKE YOU - who possess the willingness to get involved that we now turn and to whom we now direct the following remarks: first, there are many things which will hinder you from getting involved - and sadly, your greatest hindrance will probably be those dear Christian brothers and sisters who claim to see what you see, but who caution 'moderation'. Those who do, however, are usually people who have a stake in the status quo - in other words, there's a reason behind their so-called 'moderation' - they probably have a lot more to lose than you do. The fact of the matter is, not many rich, not many successful, not many 'high church officials' will abandon 'moderation' - they have too much to lose. This is why Jesus said, '... It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [sewing] needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God' (Matt. 19:24) and why Paul said, 'For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called ...' (1 Cor. 1:26).

"Mostly, those who caution 'moderation' are people who - while they might see objectively what you're talking about and who might even find it stimulating to sit in the safety of their living rooms for hours on end discussing this or that 'end-times scenario' - like Hymenaeus and Alexander - will go ballistic if you actually suggest doing something about it. That's when the 'moderates' panic! That's when people get labeled a 'Jim Jones', a 'Branch Davidian', a reckless and irresponsible radical, an 'Unloving Person'.

"But look beyond the labels and you might see something else at work here! - a selfish effort by the 'moderates' to shame you into silence and inaction. Why? - because if such thinking were to really catch on, they will be shown to be what they really are - spiritual cowards who have too much at stake in this world and in the status quo of today's church to get involved - whether it be pastors who have their reputation and pay checks to guard, ministry leaders who depend on 'compromised' sources of income, wives who have their 'nests' to protect from the 'irresponsibility' of a husband who has hit the 'nut circuit', Christian business people and professionals who have their 'reputations' to protect, etc. - and in order to hide that fact, they are willing to stop at nothing to put the 'radicals' to an open shame.

"'Moderates' are the people who are given to writing time-consuming memoranda, holding 'bigwig' conferences, 'reasoning' with the opposition, discussing things endlessly - and not for the purpose of finding out the truth, but of 'buying time' and 'confusing the issue' - 'Did so and so really say such and such? - I don't care whether a thousand witnesses heard him - let's find out what really happened'. The object here, of course, is not to get to the bottom of what happened - after all, if a thousand witnesses won't suffice, nothing will. The real object is to get everything so tied up in red tape that by the time it's been 'sorted out,' everyone will have 'gone home'.

"To the 'moderates,' we would simply say this, What does one do with people who purposefully are leading the church into apostasy? - reason with them? What's there to reason about? These people know what they're doing! - and you are not the first to question them on these matters. They've heard all the arguments before. What value is there in meeting with such people? What does one say to a Paul Crouch, for example, when he says that those who are standing against the church's political activity should be shot? Discuss with him the kind of gun that is best for such a purpose? Negotiate with him over the ammunition that should be used? What utter nonsense'! - after all, what's at stake here is the church's soul! There is nothing to negotiate about! And if those you love refuse to involve themselves in ALIYA with you, and you think to stay for their sake, be assured, you'll accomplish nothing. You're 'going' will accomplish more than your 'staying' ever could by showing them with deeds rather than words how serious matters really are - Remember, what's at stake here is eternity! - your eternity!"


And make no mistake about it: In choosing to involve yourself in ALIYA in answer to God's call in Revelation 18:4 to get out of the United States you have placed yourself on a COLLISION course with today's American church - and you are only deluding yourself if you expect any mercy from it - a church that very wickedly suckles at the breasts of the American New World Order System:

"Take heed to yourselves: for they [the leaders in today's church] shall deliver you up to councils; and in the … [churches] ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them." (Mark 13:9)

And the same is true of your friends and loved ones - even, in some cases, your spouses. [Please see Chapter III in our book on the church, "Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom within the Precincts of Babylon the Great."]

In this respect, Jesus wasn't kidding around (if I could be permitted to use such a phrase in connection with our dear Lord) when He warned His disciples that He had come to set -

"… a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law." (Matthew 10:35)

And when He went on  to say:

"A man’s foes shall be they of his own household." (Matthew 10:36)

But should you be surprised by all this? No! - of course not; at least if you take the Bible for what it says.


In beginning an ALIYA group and/or associating yourself with one, your primary objective MUST be to organize yourself for emigration out of the United States; if you fail here, you fail everywhere. In addition - and while you are making preparation to go - you should aim at making your ALIYA group -

  • A SANCTUARY against the economic and religious tyranny of the American Empire and the false Christianity that it is "pushing" on the rest of the world.

  • An ISLAND OF PEACE in a sea of despair; a spiritual and economic shelter where people can find help - a place where it cannot be said that "if a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food" he will be turned away (James 2:14-16); a place where "LOVE IN ACTION" IS DEMONSTRATED ON A COMMUNAL BASIS.

  • A sanctuary out from which the coming kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ can be ANNOUNCED to the world, a kingdom where it will be said -

    "The tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.



Needless to say, in beginning such an ALIYA group and/or associating yourself with one, YOU WILL, to put it crudely, HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! - and this does not come by way of osmosis, but by hard study. The Bible says:

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)

We have, therefore, carefully arranged for you a course of instruction that will prepare you for the task to come.

AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED THIS COURSE OF INSTRUCTION, WE WILL INTRODUCE TO YOU THOSE IN YOUR AREA WHO HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN THE "ANTIPAS MESSAGE," AND WE WILL MAKE YOU A "CO-WORKER" IN THE MINISTRY WHICH WILL GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO SPEAK IN THE NAME OF ANTIPAS, AND TRAVEL IN ITS NAME - a privilege that you may need as the time of your departure from the United States draws near, a privilege that will bring you into contact with "Antipas people" outside the country. [More about that later.]


We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank" insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned - a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners in the abject poverty that American corporations have imposed on the peoples and nations the American military machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order," Inside the American New World Order System" and "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]



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