I grieve over the utter and almost purposeful naivety of so many American Christians who are unwilling to see America for what she really is: "BABYLON THE GREAT." [Please see Part 1, "In Search of Babylon" in Chapter XII in the New Antipas Papers." ]
It seems that the entire American church is caught up in this foolishness, especially evangelical Christians who have blindly tied their fate to the presidency of Donald Trump. [Please see our article on Trump as the antiChrist. ]
Concerning all this inane foolishness, let's take a look at the facts.
Contrary to popular belief in some quarters, the U.S. economy remains the largest in the world. The United States is an economic superpower that is highly advanced in terms of technology and infrastructure. Take, for example, America's economy vis a vis China's economy: the nominal GDP for the U.S. and China – America's nearest competitor - for the year 2022 (four years from now) is estimated at $23.76 trillion (the US) and $17.71 trillion (China). And it cannot be overemphasized in this connection that, China's place as the second largest economy in the world is based largely on its one-way trade imbalance with the United States of more than $375 billion dollars a year. Should America close its borders to trade with China, China's economy would collapse overnight. And it's not just with China that the United States has been running a trade imbalance, but with the EU as well. [We urge you to see parts 5 and 6 in our documentary, "Greed Is Good" where we discuss the Mafia-like trade relationship between the United States and China with China playing the part of a business owner and the US playing the part of the Mafia. ]
America's trade imbalances vis a vis the rest of the world are precisely the indicators of who and what America is insofar as the Scriptures are concerned - indicators that plainly SUGGEST THAT AMERICA IS BABYLON THE GREAT. And it is alluded to in this way: when Babylon the Great is destroyed at the end of the Tribulation Period the economy of the rest of the world will grind to an utter standstill, and so much so that the "merchants of the earth" shall stand –
"... afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
"And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
"The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
"And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
"And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
"The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
"And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
"For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
"And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
"And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein we were made rich ... for in one hour is she made desolate. (Revelation 18:10 – 19)
Daniel Kearns, writing for Quora, was asked the question:
"How much stronger is the United States military compared with the next strongest power?"
The answer? –
"1,000 times! - Maybe more!"
No other military or combination of militaries could even begin to inflict the slightest number of casualties on the United States military in a conventional war, to say nothing of a thermonuclear war where the United States could take out both China and Russia in a "FIRST STRIKE." [Please see part 5 of our documentary, "Greed Is Good." ]
Consider: The U.S. spends more than the entire rest of the world spends on its military per year - $580 billion (now 716 billion with the new budget). The next closest nation is China now at $143 billion.
And it's not just America's domination in the fighting ability of its individual soldiers (see below), but the vastly superior quality of its military equipment. Take, for example, the M-1 Abrams tank.
The M-1 Abrams tank has seen more combat than just about any other tank on the battlefield today. It has never been knocked out by enemy fire. Never!!
China has less than 500 Type 99 tanks, that have just been developed, and they are not even close to being as good as the Abrams. America has 8,700 Abrams.
America has 10 nuclear-powered SUPER-carriers displacing app. 100,000 tons each - and that's not even counting the ten other smaller aircraft carriers the U.S. uses as assault-carriers employing marine amphibious troops and supporting tactical aircraft. The rest of the nations of the world have combined 10 carriers – none of them nuclear-powered - displacing app. 45,000 tons each, making most of them smaller than America's 10 assault-carriers.
There are 8,400 attack helicopters in the world. The U.S. has 6,400 of them.
The US serviceman is way ahead of his counterparts in combat proficiency, and for a simple reason: he has been in combat. The U.S. military has been tested over and over again; the militaries of the rest of the world have never really been tested on the battlefield.
America owns ALL the satellites that guide GPS systems; it has all the advanced stealth technology. The U.S. has the latest information systems: for example, an Abrams tank can see a target; the tank commander can instantly send that target to every tank in his company; now you have 14 tanks looking for you. Oh, and it also uploads to every Apache helicopter in the area. Now every indirect and direct fire system in the area knows what you are and where you are. Your survivability just dropped to 0. Instantly.
Finally there is the undisputed fact of American air supremacy. No other nation on earth can defy American air power – a great many of it based on stealth technology like the new F-22 Raptor.
Fighting a conventional war against the U.S. would be like a 3-year-old child playing chess against Gary Kasparov. [Please see our article, "The American System of Client States." Please also see Part 4 of our documentary, "Greed Is Good." ]
Those American Christians who continue to senselessly hang on to the belief that Europe will be the headquarters (so to speak) the antiChrist will use to seize power over the world (and, presumably the United States) are also ignoring the on-the-ground facts regarding how infirm and feeble Europe has become since the end of World War II.
Germany, seemingly the strongest country in Europe, is a country sick with complacency and "frivolity" - a democracy built on pacifism and a perennial sense of guilt-caused shame as a result of its Nazi past; and it is for that reason its military is used only in UN "peacekeeper" missions.
France, which was essentially defeated three times by Germany over a 150 year time frame -– first in the Franco-Prussian war of 1861, then in World War I (where France was bailed out by British and American interventions), and finally in World War II -– has absolutely no stomach for war.
Finally there is Italy which - for reasons similar to those of France - possesses little appetite for war. The old German saying:
"Used Italian rifles for sale; dropped once; never fired."
Well-known defense analysists Ted Galen and Marian Tupy write that throughout NATO's existence, U.S. leaders have complained over and over again about the tendency of the alliance's European members to skimp on defense spending and to take advantage of America's security umbrella to give them a free ride.
Europe, however, has no other choice given its massive spending on social welfare commitments. In the past few years the problem has become much worse as European nations struggle to deal with their increasingly burdensome social welfare commitments that have moved their militaries from the realm of inadequate to the realm of pathetic.
Financial journalist Mathew Lynn explains:
"Europe accounts for just 7% of the world's population, and 25% of its GDP, and yet it also accounts for a massive 50% of its welfare spending. The point is an important one. Europe's welfare spending is out of control, and is on a scale that is both lavish and unaffordable compared with the rest of the world."
And herein lies the problem: none of the political leaders in Europe has the will to do anything about it. There would be blood in the streets if Europe should cut back its social welfare spending.
To deny the fact that America is Babylon the Great is to deny common sense and the plain teaching of the Scripture – but, sadly, that is what countless numbers of Christians are doing today.
We ask you to bear in mind what the Apostle Paul told those who followed him; that if we have blessed you with SPIRITUAL gifts, is it too much to ask that you would reciprocate with FINANCIAL gifts? We especially need your support as a result of my wife's perilous condition in connection with her failing heart; also my failing health as a result of an unexplained and bizarre illness which placed me into a coma for nine days last year. I truly believe that this was an attack on me by Satan; I was rescued only by the direct intervention of God so that I could continue to warn Christians concerning the "end of days" and the appearance of Trump as the antiChrist.
In His love,
WE URGE YOU TO TAKE A STAND AND PUBLICALLY WITNESS AGAINST THE CHURCH'S ALMOST UNREASONING SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP. [PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE, "TRUMP AS THE ANTI-CHRIST."]
SPEAK OUT (ie., WITNESS) AGAINST THE DECEPTION OF THE FALSE PROPHETS OF TODAY'S CHURCH LIKE JOHN HAGEE.
The WHITE ROSE SOCIETY was a group formed by students Hans and Sophie Scholl and a band of Christian friends and professors. Their common goal was to stand against the Nazi regime that was terrorizing their country in the early 1940's, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO DECLARE THAT CHRIST WAS THE SUPREME POWER AND NOT ADOLPH HITLER. They secretly wrote and printed leaflets behind a church organ. They would then take as many as 2000 of them at a time and randomly distribute this bold writing in cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Vienna, Frieburg, Saarbreuken and Mannheim. As a result of taking part in these activities, seven of its members were executed between February 1943 and October 1944.
THE QUESTION HERE, AS IT WAS FOR SOPHIE AND HANS SCHOLL IS THIS: DO YOU FEAR MORE THE WRATH OF MAN OR THE WRATH OF GOD??
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We ask you to bear in mind what the Apostle Paul told those who followed him; that if we have blessed you with SPIRITUAL gifts, is it too much to ask that you would reciprocate with FINANCIAL gifts.
Shearer is a graduate of the University of California where he earned a Bachelor's degree (1964) and a Master's degree (1967) in history (Davis and Berkeley). He also attended the United States Defense Language Institute in Monterey where he studied German. He served as an intelligence officer in Europe; in Asia he served with the 525th Intelligence Group, Special Operations Branch, and at the Phoenix School at Vung Tau (SEA). In addition, he served as executive officer for the Sacramento field office of the 515th Counter Intelligence (CI) Group in Sacramento and later as executive officer for 515th CI Group's Regional Office in San Francisco. Shearer held Top Secret, Special Intelligence, Codeword security, Eyes Only clearances; also Cosmic, NATO and Atomic clearances.