A THIRD ILLUSION BROKEN:
THAT ANTICHRIST WILL BE
A "MAN OF PEACE"
PART 3: Debunking the fable that the
Antichrist will present himself to the
world as a "Man of Peace"
By: S.R. Shearer
February 26, 2009
[This is an important "follow-on" article to our latest two commentaries
- commentaries that aimed at shattering (1) the
illusion that things will "re-right" themselves economically
for us - they won't; and (2) the illusion that Obama's
victory is a precursor to racial harmony in the United
States (and, indeed, the world) - it isn't. [Please
see our articles, "It's Human
to Believe that Everything Will Be Alright Rather than
to Admit that Things Might Not Work Out; But It's Is
Also Dangerous" and "A
Second Illusion Broken: That Obama's Victory Is a Precursor
to Racial Harmony in the United States."]
This article - our third article
on the subject of false illusions - aims at shattering the fantasy that Antichrist
will present himself to the world as a "Man of Peace." This illusion has been
used to put countless numbers of evangelical Christians off the scent of what's
really happening regarding the "Man of Sin," and have sent them scurrying
off to the Left in search of some kind of New Age Guru.
As Menachem Begin said to the
Jewish people on the eve of their battle to free themselves of British rule
in Palestine (1948), "It is necessary to free ourselves of false illusions
if we are to confront the reality of our situation."]
"... the Devil will raise up
a man with a genius for political imposture, a sinister bewitcher around whom
fanatical multitudes will cluster. The ... [world] will hail this man as the
Messiah ... After destroying the authority of Christianity, HE WILL UNITE
ALL MANKIND ON THE BASIS OF UNIVERSAL PEACE AND BROTHERHOOD, and bestow
on it a superabundance of material goods. For these great services, the Gentile
nations will accept him, exalt him, and worship him as a god - but in reality,
for all his apparent benevolence, he will be Satan's instrument for the perdition
Gougenot des Mousseaux,
Le Juif, le judaisme it la judaisation
des peuples chretiens,
One of the most common misrepresentations of the
Antichrist is that He will present himself to the world as a "Man of Peace"
- a kind of "New Age Guru." BUT THE SCRIPTURES IN NO INSTANCE INDICATE
THAT SUCH IS THE CASE. Take, for example, the many names and titles that
are given to this individual in the Scriptures - none of which indicate that
he will masquerade as a "Man of Peace." Arthur W. Pink lists the various names
the Scriptures give to him: "The Bloody and Deceitful Man" (Ps. 5:6),
"The Wicked One" (Ps. 10:2-4), "The Enemy" (Ps 10:18), "The
Adversary" (Ps. 74:8-10), "The Head of Many Countries" (Ps.111:6),
"The Violent One" (Ps. 140:1), "The King of Babylon" (Isa. 14:2),
"The Sun of the Morning" (Isa. 14:12), "The Spoiler" (Isa. 16:4;
Jer. 4:26), "The Nail" (Isa. 22:25), "The Profane Wicked Prince"
(Ezek. 21:25-27), "The Little Horn" (Dan. 7:8), "The Prince That
Shall Come" (Dan. 9:26), "The Vile Person" (Dan. 11:21), "The
Willful King" (Dan. 11:36), "The Idol Shepherd" (Zech. 11:16-17),
"The Man of Sin" (2 Thess. 2:3), "The Son of Perdition" (2 Thess.
2:3), "The Lawless One" (2 Thess. 2:8), "The Antichrist" (1
John 2:22), "The Angel of the Bottomless Pit" (Rev. 9:11), "The
Beast" (Rev. 11:7); in addition, Dwight Pentecost includes the following
names to the list: "The One Coming in His Own Name" (John 5:43), "The
King of Fierce Countenance" (Dan. 8:23), "The Abomination of Desolation"
(Matt. 24:15), and "The Desolator" (Dan 9:27).
Certainly NONE of these names gives
any kind of credence to the thought that the Antichrist will be a "Man of
Peace" - indeed, many of them imply just the opposite:
- The Violent One
- The Desolator
- The Bloody and Deceitful Man
- The Wicked One
- The Adversary
- The Spoiler
- The Nail
- The Vile Person
- The Son of Perdition
- The Abomination of Desolation
WHERE DOES ONE GET THE IDEA THAT ANTICHRIST
WILL PRESENT HIMSELF AS A MAN OF PEACE?
Where, then, does one get the idea that Antichrist
will present himself as a "Man of Peace?" - certainly not in any of his titles and appellations. Some say
that they see the Scriptures "acknowledging" this fact in a pithy expression
used in Daniel 8:25; specifically, that portion of the verse that reads:
"And by peace he [Antichrist] shall destroy THE MANY ..."
The problem, however, is that this particular
expression - "THE MANY" - is an Old Testament reference to
the people of Israel, not to humanity as a whole, and has been recognized
as such by the vast majority of evangelical scholars.
Take, for example, the way this expression is
used in Daniel 9:27; and the interpretation given to it by Arthur Pink, Dwight
Pentecost, Sir Robert Anderson and John Nelson Darby:
"And he shall confirm the covenant with THE MANY for one week:
and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation
to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it
desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured
upon the desolate." (Daniel 9:27)
Plainly, the Scriptures are referencing ISRAEL
here; and in particular Israel's participation in a Defense Pact with the
Antichrist [i.e., "Babylon the Great" (that is to say, the American New World
Order System)] - a defense pact that Isaiah calls "... your [Israel's] COVENANT
WITH DEATH" and your "AGREEMENT WITH HELL:"
"Wherefore, hear the word of the Lord, ye ... men that rule this people
which is in Jerusalem.
"Because ye have said, We have made a COVENANT WITH
DEATH, AND WITH HELL (Prophetic Babylon) are we at agreement;
when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall
not come unto us ... [Please see Chapter
XII of THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, "The
Beast of Revelation 17."]
"(But) ... your COVENANT WITH DEATH shall be
disannulled, and your AGREEMENT WITH HELL shall not
stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then
ye shall be trodden down by it." (Isaiah 28:14-15, 18)
[Please see Part
6 of Chapter XV of THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS,
the "Gog / Magog War;" please also see our article, "Israel:
In that Day There Shall Stand Up a Root of Jesse."]
DWIGHT PENTECOST AND
SIR ROBERT ANDERSON
Concerning this Defense
Pact, J. Dwight Pentecost writes:
"According to Daniel 9:26-27 ... [Babylon (i.e., the
United States)] will make a covenant with Israel for a seven
year period. This covenant evidently ... guarantees Israel's
integrity [i.e., is a defense pact] ... [and] also is a Satanic
imitation of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant which
... [guaranteed] Israel title deed to the land. This action
is pictured by John [in the Apocalypse] (Rev. 16:2) as a rider
going forth to conquer [as the first horseman in the Apocalypse]
... This condition exists for three and one-half years, after
which the covenant is broken by the ... [Antichrist]."
[Please see Parts
1 and 2
of Chapter VI of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS,
to Literalism" and "The
Unconditional Covenants that God Made with Israel."]
NOTE: Sir Robert Anderson
elaborates on the prophetic circumstances surrounding this treaty and its
connection to the Tribulation Period:
"... the Seventieth Week [i.e., the seven year period
of the Tribulation Era] will be a definite period of time,
of which the beginning, the middle, and the end are definitely
marked [by certain well defined events]. [Just as the
beginning of the first sixty-nine weeks were signified]
... not by the return of the Jews from Babylon, nor yet
by the rebuilding of their Temple, but by the SIGNING
OF THE PERSIAN DECREE [TREATY] which restored ...
[them], so also the beginning of the Seventieth Week will
date not from their restoration to Judea [May 14, 1948],
nor yet from the future rebuilding of their shrine, but
from the SIGNING OF THE [DEFENSE] TREATY BY THE COMING
PRINCE [ANTICHRIST]." [Please see Chapter
IX of THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, "The
Course and Character of the Last Days."]
WHAT DOES DARBY SAY?
John Nelson Darby, the "father," so to speak,
of evangelicalism, also recognizes that the Old Testament term "THE
MANY" is a reference to Israel and NOT to humanity in
general; and that it is referencing Israel in connection with the Defense
Pact that Israel will make with the Antichrist; specifically he says:
"He [the Antichrist] is very subtle, and succeeds in destroying the Jews
by lulling them into a security [pact] in which they [the Jews] forget Jehovah.
WE SEE HIM [i.e., THE ANTICHRIST] THEN OCCUPYING HIMSELF ABOUT THE JEWS
AS A GIVER OF PEACE."
So - once again - as with Anderson and Pentecost,
Darby sees the Old Testament idiom "THE MANY" as the Jews; and
not only these three, but Arthur Pink as well (see above).
SO WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?
So what do we have here? - Simply this: THE
ONLY PEOPLE AND/OR NATION THAT ANTICHRIST WILL PRESENT HIMSELF TO AS A "MAN
OF PEACE" ARE THE NATION AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, AND NO ONE ELSE! - and
that only because of his subtlety in seducing Israel into a Defense Pact with
him. That's what the Bible plainly says.
All other peoples and nations of the world will
know him as a "Man of War" - the "Violent One," the "Desolator,"
the "Bloody and Deceitful Man," etc.
STILL THE "PEACENIKS" PERSIST
Still, the "peaceniks" persist, and they attempt
to further "prove" their point by drawing our attention to the First Seal
of the Apocalypse; specifically to Revelation 6:2:
"And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and
a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."
That this verse is a clear representation of the
Antichrist, there can be no doubt; it is said that the rider wears a crown,
and carries a bow, and goes out "conquering, and to conquer." The fact
that he is going out to make war on the rest of the world is substantiated
by the next verse:
"And power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the
earth, and that they should kill one another" (Revelation 6:3)
NOTE: It should be understood
in this connection that all four riders of the Apocalypse are representations
of the Antichrist.
However, because there is no reference to "arrows"
for the bow the Antichrist is carrying in Revelation 6:2, some make the astonishing
jump in thinking that Antichrist is conquering the earth by means of his "peace
policies" since a bow is useless without arrows.
What? This is absurd! It's tantamount to saying
that a soldier went out to battle carrying his M-16 rifle to "conquer" his
enemies; but because no mention is made that the rifle has bullets in it,
he is going out merely to talk with them rather than to kill them. It's absolutely
There is no need to mention the fact that the
rider is carrying arrows for his bow, just as there is no need to mention
the fact that a soldier who is going into battle is carrying ammunition for
his rifle. These facts are understood! NONETHELESS, THIS IS THE KIND OF
CONVOLUTED THINKING THAT INFORMS THE "MINDSET" OF THOSE WHO INSIST
THAT ANTICHRIST WILL PRESENT HIMSELF TO THE WORLD AS A "MAN OF PEACE."
Finally, there is the matter that the rider wears white clothing,
and this our, soulful "peaceniks" say, is a representation of
peace. But no, it's not! - at least by the standards of ancient
Rome, and one must remember here that Antichrist comes as a
"Roman Prince." [Please see Chapter
XI of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS. "Antichrist."]
The "white raiment" that the Antichrist is wearing
is typical of the white togas (robes) that the Roman aristocracy and the Roman
emperor wore - and the ruling elites of Rome were anything but "Men of Peace;"
they were in fact bloody and cruel men of war.
WHERE DID THE ERRONEOUS THOUGHT THAT
ANTICHRIST WILL BE A "MAN OF PEACE" ORGINIATE
The question, then, might be asked, Where
did the erroneous idea that Antichrist would be a "Man of Peace" originate?
Plainly put, it originated in the HORROR
and DECEIT that surround the "ILLUMINIST CONSPIRACY" as pushed
by NAIFS and DIMWITS such as Alex
Jones, Pat Robertson, Tex Marrs, Paul Joseph Watson, Jeff Rense, ad nauseum, and which inevitably CONTAMINATE
any serious study of the Prophetic Scriptures. The purpose of this and
other similar myths has been the effort by the "moneyed elites" to "target"
the Left rather than the Right as the group that is in league with the devil
- which, of course, flies in the face of the Bible's statement that -
"... they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
"For THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows." (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
This effort initially surfaced as the Right's
answer to the French Revolution - i.e., that the cause of the Revolution was
not the French Aristocracy's oppression and malice towards the people of France,
but rather the result of the sinister machinations of the devil. It was here
- precisely here - that Antichrist was cunningly and ingeniously transformed
from how the Bible depicts him - specifically, as a "Man of War" - into how
the elites wanted to present him: As a "Man of Peace;" AND THIS WAS SO,
NATURALLY ENOUGH, BECAUSE THE ELITES ARE THEMSELVES IRREVOCABLY TIED TO VIOLENCE
AND WAR. As Honore de Balzac has said:
"Behind every great fortune there is a great crime." [Please see our article,
"The Watchers Are Watching You."]
Concomitant with the ascension of this idea in the popular
mind (i.e., that Antichrist would present himself to the world
as a "Man of Peace"), the belief that Antichrist would be a
Jew emerged as well, WHICH GIVES EVIDENCE AS TO THE
SOURCE OF MUCH OF THIS THOUGHT: ANTI-SEMITISM! Naturally
enough, this doesn't say much for the presumed "spiritual insight"
of those Christians who embrace the idea of Antichrist as a
"Man of Peace" (see above) - their protestations to the contrary
notwithstanding. [Please see Part
4 of Chapter VI of THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS,
Conspiracy: The Original, Anti-Semitic Version;" please
also see Part
GOUGENOT DES MOUSSEAUX
This duel faceted effort to present the Antichrist
as both a "Man of Peace" and a Jew emerged for the first time on a popular
basis in a book entitled La Juif, le judaisme et la judaisation des peuples chretiens
by Gougenot des Mousseaux in 1869. Mousseaux
had become convinced that the world was falling into the grip of a mysterious
body of Satan worshippers whom he called "Kabbalistic Jews."
NOTE: In reality,
the Kabbalah is nothing more than a body of Jewish
mystical and theosophical doctrine dating in the main from
the late medieval ages. It has been fully expounded in such
works as the Zohar. While there can be no doubt that
the Kabbalah falls outside the mainstream of Western
(and Jewish) religious thinking, there is nothing secret
According to Mousseaux, the cult centered on the worship
of Satan or Lucifer; the chief symbols of the cult were
the serpent and the phallus. The rituals included exotic
orgies of the wildest kind. But this was not all: by murdering
Christian children, the Jews - who in reality were supposed
to be witches - acquired demonic power. All this was supposed
to be a part of the Kabbalah. Of course, it never
was! Never! - except in the fevered imaginations and innumerable
forgeries produced by devotees of the Illuminati Myth.
In the last chapter
of his book, Mousseaux pictured Antichrist as a Jewish king whom all nations
would accept as their savior. Mousseaux writes:
"... the Jews will raise up a man with a genius for political imposture,
a sinister bewitcher around whom fanatical multitudes will cluster. The Jews
will hail this man as the Messiah, but he will be more than that. After destroying
the authority of Christianity, HE WILL UNITE MANKIND ON THE BASIS OF UNIVERSAL
PEACE AND BROTHERHOOD, and bestow on it a superabundance of material goods.
For these great services, the Gentile nations will accept him, exalt him,
and worship him as a god - but in reality, for all his apparent benevolence,
he will be Satan's instrument for the perdition of mankind." [Gougenot
des Mousseaux, Le Juif, le judaisme it la judaisation des peuples chretiens,
PEOPLE LIKE ROBERTSON, MARRS, et.al. ARE POSSESSED
OF A MENTAL PROCESS THAT DETHRONES REASON
Clearly, then, the body
of literature out from which the thought that Antichrist will appear to the
world as a "Man of Peace" emanates out of anti-Semitic literature - again,
the kind that permeates the thought processes of naïfs and spiritual dullards
such as Alex Jones, Pat Robertson, Tex Marrs, Paul Joseph Watson, Jeff Rense,
And what a subtle form
of anti-Semitism it is - a strange and bewildering kind that permits people
like Pat Robertson to present himself to the world as a "friend of Israel"
while all the time allowing him to embrace the anti-Semitism implicit in the
ILLUMINIST CONSPIRACY (and as promulgated by his book, The
New World Order), the very same type of conspiracy thinking that animated
Hitler; the kind of thinking that the famed psychoanalyst Dr. Ernst Simmel
of the University of California referred to as -
"... a pathological mental process ... that is irrational and dethrones reason
as a regulating power in human interrelationships ..." [We
URGE you to see our article describing this "mindset"
- "The Superman Theology of the
International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles."]
Obviously, then, this myth - that is, the myth
that Antichrist will present himself to the world as a "Man of Peace" - draws
water from the same dark cisterns out from which flow the poisonous emanations
of the Illuminist Conspiracy; and if that's the case, and it plainly is, then
this fable must be disposed of as a lethal pollutant that, as Dr. Simmel has
suggested, poisons our reasoning insofar as the Prophetic Scriptures are concerned.
ITS USEFULNESS AS A WEAPON OF
THE RIGHT AGAINST THE LEFT
But despite its obvious mendacity, this myth serves
the Right well as a mechanism that the elites can use as a "battering ram"
against the Left; it inevitably leads Christians off on a path that takes
one in the exact opposite direction that the Prophetic Scriptures take; a
trail that that has been specifically designed to serve the interests of the
Right over and against the Left. It serves -
Businessmen and antilabor groups because it enlists Christians
in the Right's war against the business community's hated
adversary, the labor unions [Please see our article, "The
Business Right and the Religious Right: An Alliance Made
It further galvanizes Christians against the Left because
it portrays the Left as a tool of anti-Christian zealots
[which it does not have to be, as the tenets of Liberation
Theology have made so abundantly clear (please see our article,
"Liberation Theology, The Vatican,
And The CIA: Ghosts And Phantoms")]; and
It serves to blind Christians as to where their loyalty
should really be directed - towards the Kingdom of Heaven
- by exciting in them a false sense of pride in the American
New World Order System. [Please see our article, "The
American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary
And, needless to say, this is EXACTLY
the false trail that most evangelicals are following today - a trail that
permits them to unite themselves with the BLOOD-THIRSTY economic and
military policies of the Right while opposing the more passive military policies
of the Left - and all because, according to their view of the Antichrist,
the person the Scriptures portray as "THE VIOLENT ONE" (Ps. 140:1)
and "THE BLOODY AND DECEITFUL MAN" (Ps. 5:6) will supposedly pursue
"peaceful means" to unite the world under his power; hence, it's more likely
that an Obama-like figure would be the Antichrist than a Bush-like figure.
It seems that the incongruity of all this completely
escapes their attention
THE WILES OF THE DEVIL
Brothers and sisters, as I indicated to you in
my previous article ("A Second Illusion Broken"), the Bible speaks of
the "wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11) - and plainly this is one of those
wiles (deceptions)! Clearly, the deception that Antichrist will present himself
as a "Man of Peace" has been calculated to take Christians off on a path that
cannot help but lead them in the EXACT opposite direction that they
should be going.
And in this regard, you need to be honest with
yourself! - You need to ask yourself if YOU haven't, at least
to some degree or another, embraced such thinking - a "mindset" that plainly
and very manifestly so many of your Christian friends have "bought into."
It's so easy to fall prey to these deceptions;
and it is PRECISELY for this reason that I have warned you time and
again that you are making a big mistake in thinking that you can stand alone
against these wiles; but that's what many of you are doing right now! I don't
fault anyone for leaving the Apostate Church; but if doing so, you have sunk
into a state of isolation, then you are in great danger. YOU CANNOT STAND
ALONE! - AND IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT I HAVE WRITTEN MY NEWEST BOOK,
WHAT TO DO AS THE END APPROACHES," a book that
aims at involving you in the formation of "BASIC CHURCH COMMUNITIES."
These "communities" are designed to protect you
from the very "wiles" we have been discussing; they aim at establishing you
in "COMMUNITY" - "community" (1)
with each other, and community (2) with God!
in this connection that I feel it important to bring to your remembrance what
"community" means: It implies not only spiritual community, but PHYSICAL
community as well. It means to "be intimate with," and it conveys
the sense of "closeness," "affection," "familiarity,"
"friendship." It is the word from which we derive the word "communal,"
meaning "BELONGING TO."
this "BELONGING TO" that will save us from the wiles of the devil -
wiles so seductive that evidently it has had the power to lead astray that
very dear and wonderful sister in the Lord I referenced above - and so much
so that she is in danger of being caught up in the RACE WARS (tribal
wars) that the Evil One is even now perpetrating on the world - ALL IN
THE NAME OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, all in the name of Christ; the kind of RACE
WARS (tribal wars) spoken of Matthew 24:3-8.
And do not think, even for a moment, that you
can resist the seduction of this "Action-Reaction Spiral" that will make a
MONSTER out of you - a spiral that is even now taking hold on the church
- by merely withdrawing from the organized church and leaving it at that.
Again I say, YOU MUST SEEK FELLOWSHIP - and not merely the kind
you can get on a computer screen. It's in the light of this fact that I urge
To involve yourself
in either our ALIYA training (for those of you who continue
to reside WITHIN the borders of the United States) by -
For those of you
who live OUTSIDE the borders of the United States, to involve yourself
in raising up a TESTIMONY in the lands you are living. If you want
to be a part of this great work, please -
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"IF WE HAVE SOWN UNTO YOU SPIRITUAL THINGS, IS IT A GREAT THING IF
WE SHALL REAP YOUR CARNAL (MATERIAL) THINGS?" (1 Cor. 9:11)
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