MULTITUDES, MULTITUDES IN
THE VALLEY OF DECISION
The question of Israel and the Jewish people
Part 3 in our series, "Setting Matters Straight"
By: S.R. Shearer
September 13, 2012
"MULTITUDES, MULLTITUDES IN THE VALLEY
OF DECISION, FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS NEAR."
Valley of Decision
Over the past month and a half we have spent a good
deal of time discussing the ministry's effort to provide
a meaningful depiction of the events of the "end of the
Age." [Please see our articles, "Setting
Matters Straight" and "Precipitating
a Cascade of Prophetic Events."]
Please bear in mind that we no longer
have DIRECT access to the internet
where we presently reside; as a result, we will
not be very prompt in returning your email and answering
your questions. But be assured that we are doing
the best we can.
On the basis of the Written Word alone (i.e., the
Bible), we have accurately foretold and WARNED
you of the following events:
- The mortgage meltdown.
- The derivatives crisis.
The division of the world's population into a tiny,
very wealthy financial elite (i.e., the American elite
and the elites of America's client-states throughout
the world) and the rest of mankind, most of whom have
been (are being) reduced to a state of abject poverty.
The Gathering Storm
"When it is evening, ye say,
It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
"And in the morning, It will
be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and
lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the
face of the sky; but can ye not discern the
signs of the times?" (Matthew 16: 2-3)
- The development of a CHRISTIAN (so-called)
- The emergence of an antiChrist figure who will
be very UNLIKE what most Christians expect.
- An antiChrist figure who will seemingly champion
the interests of the nation of Israel.
- The convergence of Christianity's many different
factions into a vast POLITICAL movement based
not on any legitimate form of Christianity, but on HATE;
one that is being directed against all those who oppose
the "re-making" of America into a "Christian state."
- The emergence of an extremely radical form of Islam
that will challenge the interests of the United States
in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, and
that will threaten the existence of the Jewish state
in the Middle East.
We then went on to foretell the following future events:
- The probable break-up of the European Union.
- An attack by Israel on Iran's nuclear facilities
that will precipitate the final Islamic radicalization
of the Middle East.
On September 11th the American embassy
in Cairo (Egypt) and the American consulate
in Benghazi (Libya) were attacked by
Islamic mobs incensed over the release on YouTube
of a film entitled "The Innocence of Muslims"
– an anti-Islamic video. Self-described
Israeli Jew Sam Bacile is said to be
responsible for the production and release of
the film. THE RESPONSE
BY ISLAMIC MOBS AGAINST THE US – WHO HELD
THE US RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE THE FILM WAS PRODUCED
IN HOLLYWOOD - INDICATES JUST HOW TENUOUS AMERICA'S
POSITION NOW IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. [Please
see our article, "And
Now It Begins."]
Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent
for The Atlantic Magazine, has attempted
to find out more about Bacile. He writes:
Once again, we caution
you as we did in our previous article,
a Cascade of Prophetic Events,"
that it is impossible to say with ABSOLUTE
certainty that an air attack by Israel
on Iran' nuclear facilities will take
place. There are NO Scriptures
that would lend that kind of certainty
to this prospect.
Nonetheless, the belief
that such an attack is a very distinct
possibility is based on the REAL
POLITIK that something rather
mind-numbing will have to take place to
catalyze the Islamic radicalization of
the Middle East (which is prophesied in
the Bible); that - and the seeming impossibility
of Israel being able to live under the
threat of a nuclear-armed Iran - lends
a great deal of credence to this possibility.
There does undoubtedly
exist other possibilities that could radicalize
the Middle East, but none so apparent
and seemingly irresistible as the one
we are discussing here.
"As part of my search for
more information about Sam Bacile, I called
a man named Steve Klein -- a self-described
militant Christian activist in Riverside,
California who has been described in multiple
media accounts as a consultant to the film.
Klein told me that Bacile, the producer of
the film, is NOT
Israeli, and most likely NOT
Jewish, as has been reported, and that the
name is, in fact, a pseudonym. He said he
did not know Bacile's real name. He said Bacile
contacted him because he leads anti-Islam
protests outside of mosques and schools, and
because, he said, he is a Vietnam veteran
and an expert on uncovering al Qaeda cells
in California. 'After 9/11 I went out to look
for terror cells in California and found them,
piece of cake. The Middle East Christian and
Jewish communities trust me'.
"He said the man who identified
himself as Bacile asked him to help make the
anti-Muhammad film. When I asked him to describe
Bacile, he said: 'I don't know that much about
him. I met him, I spoke to him for an hour.
He's not Israeli, no. I can tell you this
for sure, the State of Israel is not involved
... I asked him who he thought Sam Bacile
was. He said that there are about 15 people
associated with the making of the film, '...
the vast majority are Evangelical'."
It is very difficult to work out who is
really behind the video, and what their purposes
are – such is the twisted, convoluted,
Nacht und Nebel history behind these
things; some maintain that Bacile is a "front"
for anti-Semites and point to the statement
that supposedly "100 Jews donated money for
the video." On the other hand – when the
smoke clears - ONE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO
SEE THE "HIDDEN HAND" OF CUFI (CHRISTIANS UNITED
FOR ISRAEL) IN A WARPED, BACK-HANDED EFFORT
TO ELICIT AMERICAN RAGE AGAINST ISLAMIC RADICALS,
WHICH HAS HAPPENED IN
THE PAST. [Please see our
article on CUFI's baffling involvement (as well
as the participation of other similar organizations)
in the production of the anti-Muslim film, Iranium,
Merchants of Tarshish."]
murky world of Nacht und Nebel (night
and mist) that CUFI inhabits.
- Some kind of mind-numbing event that will lead
to a dictatorial takeover of the United States by the
Religious-Right in conjunction with America's financial
elites and supported by the American military –
an event that will precipitate the OVERT imposition
of police-state controls on the American population.
- The absorption of the great MASS of Christians
into the APOSTATE church, which is precisely what happened
to Christians in Hitler's Germany.
- The signing of a FORMAL defense pact between
Israel and the United States; this event will commence
the Tribulation Period.
[Please see our previous article, "Precipitating
a Cascade of Prophetic Events," for the scriptures
that bear on these events.]
In addition, we spent a good deal of time discussing
the one event –- an Israeli air attack on Iran's
nuclear facilities (item #10) –- that
could precipitate the cascade of these events (including
the Gog / Magog War) in the very near future, a cascade
of events that will precipitate the Gog / Magog War and
usher mankind into the Tribulation Period –
a period that the Prophet Ezekiel
warns will put to the test our Christianity (cf.,
Ezekiel 3:17-21). [Again, we urge you to see our article,
"Precipitating a Cascade
of Prophetic Events.")
We urge you to pay close attention to the following
article because it describes what probably will be the
first test (what Ezekiel calls a "STUMBLINGBLOCK") that
you will encounter during this period. IF
YOU FAIL IN THIS TEST, YOU WILL PROVE YOURSELF
TO BE AN APOSTATE.
As we stand on the edge of what the prophet Joel calls the
"VALLEY OF DECISION"
– what we know today as the Tribulation Period - and survey
the fallen state of today's church (cf. Luke 18:8, Hebrews
6:6, 2 Peter 3:17) we begin to understand just how clouded its
mindset is, and how little the Written
Word of God plays in that mindset.
It is a mindset that is beset by myths and what the Apostle Paul
calls "old wives' fables" (cf. 1 Timothy 4:7), and has
very little to do with the Bible; indeed, one will search in vain
for any biblical coherence in it at all. The fact is, within the
eschatological world created by the leaders of today's church,
one will find very few people conversing over its details. THERE
ARE NO DETAILS, only broad generalizations and
a good deal of talk about a coming "Great Revival,"
"taking dominion," "Apostles and Prophets," "Joel's
Army," the "Manchild Company," "prophetic utterances" from so-called
prophets and apostles who claim to have DIRECT access
to God (which they falsely label a Rhema word), and finally,
an eschatology that is steeped in a DOMINIONIST
state of mind; a warped eschatology that is forced on all those
whose minds have been captured by the wealth and power of this
world rather than the kingdom of the poor Carpenter of Nazareth.
[Please see APPENDIX 1, "The World."]
THE RHEMA WORD
The invention of the so-called Rhema Word
by the apostles and prophets of today's church was made
necessary to substantiate their warped view of the "end
of the age" and such other unbiblical concepts as the
Gospel of Prosperity, etc. - views that cannot otherwise
be substantiated, certainly not by the Bible. There is,
of course, such a thing as a Rhema Word, but it has NOTHING
to do with the way today's so-called apostles and prophets
are using it. People who use this device as a means of
substantiating their views are in grave danger of colliding
with one of the most frightening verses in the Bible:
"For I testify unto every man
that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book If
any man shall ADD unto these things [which
is exactly what today's so-called apostles and prophets
are doing in their so-called Rhema prophecies],
God shall add unto him the plagues
that are written in this book …"
Dominionism is the eschatology adopted by most of the leaders
of today's church – leaders such as John Hagee, Rod Parsley,
Paul Crouch, Jack Hayford, Ken Metz, Charles Stanley, the late
John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner, Beverley LaHaye,
Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts, Chuck
Colson, David Yonggi Cho, Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, Reuven
Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, John
Eckhardt, Bobbie Byerly, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson,
James Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, Claudio
Freidzon, Roger Mitchell, Ted Haggart, Paul Cain, Chuck Pierce,
Rick Joyner, Kingsley Fletcher, Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble,
ad infinitum. [We URGE you to inform yourself
of the kind of twisted theology these men and women are purveying
to the world: "The God-Men
of America's New World Order
System" and "Luciferic
prophets - everyone of them!
The eschatology championed by Dominionists postulates the following
unbiblical chain of events regarding the "end of the age:"
The world is plunged into a time of political and spiritual
crisis, one which threatens the world with chaos and the church
with destruction. Dominionists believe we have been in
this phase of the "end of days" for a long time
now as evidenced by the decline of America's older, euro-centered,
Christian civilization, the removal of prayer from the schools,
and the concomitant emergence of secular-humanism, militant
feminism, homosexuality, pornography, rampant liberalism,
is a militant post-millennial eschatology that pictures
the seizure of earthly power by the church as the
only means through which the world can be rescued;
only after the world has been thus "rescued" can Christ
return to "rule and reign." Some Dominionists see
the seizure of the earth as the result of "signs,
wonders, and miracles;" others picture it as the result
of military and political conquest; most see it as
a combination of both. Dominionists - whether subtly
or otherwise - pretty much discount the possibility
of a rapture. They have rejected pre-millennialism
completely - and in doing so, they have not only rejected
the possibility of a pre-tribulational rapture of
the church (though they often hide that fact), but
also the possibility of a mid-tribulational rapture
and a post-tribulational rapture. This is post-millennialism
- the historic teaching of the Roman Catholic Church,
THE SAME TEACHING THAT ANI-MATED THE BLOODY
CRUSADES ALMOST ONE THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
- The Lord brings revival to the church. Dominionists believe
that that's what is beginning to happen now with the "new
charismatic movement," the growing ecumenism between
and among the various branches of Christianity, the "Signs
and Wonders" movement, and now even the Mormon Church.
[Please see our article: "Today's Church: Making Zombies
out of Christians - The New Prophets and Apostles Movement;"
please also see our article, "Evangelicals
and the Mormon Church: Uniting Christ with Belial."]
- This revival results in the end of the church's divisions
and the rule of the "apostles and prophets."
- America is "revived" as the REDEEMER NATION,
which leads to America's (and Israel's) victory over the Islamized
European Community, the Russian Federation and the Muslims
of the Middle East. [Please see APPENDIX 2, "Differentiating
between the Gog / Magog War and Armageddon."]
is imperative to understand that Dominionists see
only one great battle at the "end of the age:" The
Battle of Armageddon. Insofar as the Tribulation Period
is concerned, Dominionists believe we are already
in it – please see # 1
- This results finally in the CONVERSION
OF ISRAEL. The fiendish ramifications
that will inevitably flow out of this particular unbiblical
assumption in the Dominionists flawed chain-of-events will
constitute the first STUMBLINGBLOCK that apostates
will encounter at the "end of the age" – STUMBLINGBLOCKS
that the Prophet Ezekiel says will remove their names from
the "people of God." It is a STUMBLINGBLOCK that will
inevitably twist apostates into rabid anti-Semites (including
even so-called "friends of Israel" who today trumpet their
love for Israel and the Jewish people such as John Hagee and
his CUFI followers) when the Jews fail to "convert to Christianity"
in the Dominionists' unbiblical timetable. (cf. Ezekiel
3:20) [Please see Part II to this article, "The
Question of Israel and the Jewish People."]
- The Lord returns. [Please see our article, "Today's
Church: Making Zombies out of Christians – the Prophets
and Apostles Movement;" please also see our article,
"The Superman Theology of the
International Christian Embassy."]
Jewel van der Merwe of Discernment Magazine elaborates
on this bizarre doctrine of "end times;" she writes that the
kind of wacky eschatology that is actively being pushed by the
leaders of today's church posits that -
- " ... the greatest revival the church has ever known
[is about to occur];
- "... the greatest baptism of the Spirit the Church has ever
experienced [will shortly happen];
- "... the greatest army distinguished by invincibility, immortality
and divinity [will be raised up];
- "... the greatest purging ... in the history of the church
[will shortly begin];
- "... the greatest ministry - the Prize of all Ages [is about
to break forth];
- "...the greatest miracles, supernatural signs and wonders
far exceeding that of the Apostles and Prophets of old [will
shortly take place]."
The fallacious Rhema
word of today's prophets
Palin: a devotee of the church's new eschatology - which
some idea as to how widespread this new eschatology
America as God's "REDEEMER NATION"
THE DOMINIONIST MODEL IS AT
TOTAL VARIANCE WITH THE BIBLE
The dominionist model, however, is at total variance with the
Bible. [Please see Chapter IX of the New Antipas Papers,
and Character of the Last Days."]
The Bible pictures the following eschatological events:
The world is plunged into a time of spiritual and political
- The church is apostatized.
- The apostatized church unites with the anti-Christ and
seizes control of the world.
- A great tribulation breaks out against those Christians
who refuse to become a part of the apostatized church, resulting
in their persecution - after which the anti-Christ, who had
at first appeared as the champion of both the church and Israel,
turns on them both and seeks to destroy them.
- The rapture occurs for those Christians who "remain,"
and Christ returns to bring judgment on those who had destroyed
Israel and persecuted those Christians who had refused to
be apostatized. [Please see Chapter VII of the New Antipas
Great Escape: Misconceptions Concerning the Rapture."]
THE TRIBULATION PERIOD
According to the Bible, the Tribulation Period (which, again,
believe we have already entered as evidenced by the decline
of America's older, euro-centered Christian civilization, the
removal of prayer from the schools, and the concomitant emergence
of secular-humanism, militant feminism, homosexuality, pornography,
rampant liberalism, etc., etc.) will be an as yet FUTURE
event of a seven year duration. It can be divided into two periods,
each of a three and a half year duration [1,260 days, 42 months,
"time" (1 year), "times" (2 years) and "half a time" (one
half year)"], the first half being known commonly as the
"Beginning of Sorrows" (Matt. 24:8), and the second
half as the "Great Tribulation" (Rev. 7:14). [For
a detailed explanation of these terms, please see Chapter IX
of the New Antipas Papers, "The
Course and Character of the Last Days."]
Please see below for a synopsis of
the key events of the Tribulation Period
to see this chart properly
Thus, we have a course of events that will span a period of
seven years and that is marked off into two distinct periods
by three well defined events. These events are as follows:
- The beginning: THE GOG / MAGOG WAR which will occur
almost immediately after the Anti-Christ, as "King of
Babylon," will guarantee Israel's security in a defense
pact against the growing menace to her security by the Islamic
nations of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.
- The middle: the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION.
- The End: the BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
- [Again, we urge you to see Chapter IX of the New Antipas
Course and Character of the Last Days."]
Oswald Chambers once wrote,
"We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what
God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot
save ourselves nor sanctify ourselves, God does that; but
God will not give us good habits, He will not give us character,
He will not make us walk aright. We have to do all that ourselves,
we have to work out (i.e., develop) the salvation God has
worked in (us) ..."
What Chambers was saying is that if we fail to take advantage
of those opportunities now to "develop our salvation"
[i.e., to bring it to maturity, to develop Christian character
in ourselves, to have Christ's life actually worked out in us
(cf., Phil. 2:12)] then we will fail when a real crisis
(test) finally comes.
Many of us, nonetheless, continue to think that if God gives
the call, we will somehow or other rise to the occasion. We
imagine that we will be okay; sadly, however, the crisis (test)
will only reveal what has already been developed in our lives
as Christian character - it will not add anything new to
us. If we have not risen to the occasion before in the little
things of life - we will surely fail when the real test comes.
All that a crisis (test) does is reveal what we are already
made of. If we have yielded to temptation and weakness before
in the little things, we will yield to temptation and weakness
in the big things. If we are not in God's will in the things
that are nearest to us, when the crisis (test) comes, instead
of being revealed as ready, we will be revealed as unready.
A crisis reveals character that has
already been formed - it does not in itself create new character.
have not risen to the occasion before in the little things
of life - we will surely fail when the real test comes.
All that a crisis (test) does is reveal what we are al-ready
made of. If we have yielded to temptation and weakness
before in the little things, we will yield to temptation
and weak-ness in the big things.
The Bible says that someday our Christian character is going
to be put to the test - that the time will come in all of our
lives that pretense will have to yield to reality; when what
we are really made out of will be dragged out into the open
for all to see, and we will be revealed for what we really are.
IF we have not "practiced the presence of
God" in our lives, IF we have not learned
to yield ourselves to the leading of the Holy Spirit, IF
we have not taken the time to study the Word of God and know
for sure what it really is all about, IF we have
not been living a sanctified life in the circumstances that
we are presently in, IF we have not been instant
in prayer in the little things, then the crisis (test) will
reveal all that!
If you say now, "I have no time for prayer, I have no
time 'to practice the presence of Christ', it's so impractical
to yield to Christ in this or that business decision now - but
when the time comes, I will do it," our answer to you,
sadly, is "No you won't!"
A TIME OF TESTING
This brings us to the matter of the Tribulation. The word,
"Tribulation," means test. It is derived from the
Latin word, Tribulum, which means to press and subject
to stress as in a test. But the word means more - it means to
SEVERELY test, to press to the point of ANGUISH
- much as a test pilot tests an experimental plane and presses
it to its very limits of toleration. [We urge you to read all
of Chapter VIII of the New Antipas Papers, "Tribulation
The Roman word, Tribune, is also derived from the Latin
word Tribulum. A Tribune in ancient Rome was a magistrate
or judge appointed to hear civil and criminal proceedings. It
is the word from which our modern English word, "Tribunal,"
is derived - which means a seat of judgment. In all these instances,
the word Tribulum [from which, once again, the English
word "Tribulation" is derived] had a legal sense attached
to it. It meant [in the sense that is appropriate here] pressure
and stress applied to an object in order to test it.
This is the exact sense that the translators of the King James
version of the Bible were trying to convey when they translated
the Greek word, Thlipsis, as Tribulation in Revelation
7:14. As with the Latin word, Tribulum, the Greek word,
Thlipsis, means pressure and stress applied to an object
for the purpose of testing.
a prisoner to temptation today? Do the temptations of
this world control you like a dominatrix controls her
sex slaves? It's not what you say that counts here, but
what is revealed when you are put to the test.
It is this sense, then, of the word, "Tribulation,"
which the translators of the King James version of the Bible
wished to convey to the readers - A TIME OF TESTING!!
This is substantiated by Revelation 3:10 when Jesus referred
to the Tribulation as "the hour of testing." In this
test, it's not what you claim to be that will
count for anything, but what you really are: What you PROVE
yourself to be. Again, the Bible says:
"NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL
ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; but he that doeth the
will of my Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 7:21)
THE TRIBULATION WILL
PUT YOU TO THE TEST
The dictionary provides this explanation of a test:
"An often difficult series of situations or events that will
provide information about somebody or something; a basis for
evaluating or judging something or somebody."
We first confront this kind of testing in conjunction with
Ezekiel 3:17-21, a passage of Scripture that bears directly
on the "end of the age:"
"Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house
of Israel [in the context of the "end of the age, the church]:
therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning
"When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and
thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked
from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man
shall die in his iniquity; but his blood
will I require at thine hand.
"Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness,
nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but
thou hast delivered thy soul.
"Again, When a righteous man
doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and
I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because
thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin,
AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH HE HATH
DONE SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED; but his blood will I
require at thine hand.
"Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous
man, that the righteous sin not, and
he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned;
also thou hast delivered thy soul." (Ezekiel 3:17-21)
Are you able to discern that warning? I sincerely hope so because
it will affect you in eternity. Pay close attention to verse
"When a righteous man
doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, I will
lay a STUMBLINGBLOCK before him (i.e., the "righteous
man") ... and he shall die in his sin, AND
HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH HE HATH DONE SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED
..." (cf. verse 20)
The clear implication here is that there will be many "righteous
men" (cf. verse 21) who will not heed the warning of God's
"WATCHMAN" and will, as a result, be cut off from the "household
of God" at the "end of the age."
Many will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name
have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful
And then will I profess unto them, I never
knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings
of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods
came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and
it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings
of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish
man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods
came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and
it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Now, as I said in my previous article, it will do you no good
to get mad at me regarding the very clear meaning of these verses.
Your argument is with God, not with me: Very plainly, the
Bible says that God is laying STUMBLINGBLOCKS
before those who call upon His name at the "end of the age."
It's a test to see if those who call themselves "Christians"
at the "end of the age" are REAL Christians OR
simply Christians out of convenience - people willing to compromise
themselves in the "end of days" to make matters less difficult
for themselves and their loved ones.
[Please see Chapter VIII of the New Antipas Papers,
The severity of these STUMBLINGBLOCKS, and their
seeming heartlessness and insensitivity, is attested to by the
admonition of Christ in Matthew 10:37 concerning one's loved
ones during these troubled times:
"He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy
of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is
not worthy of me." (Matthew 10:37)
THE QUESTION OF ISRAEL
AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE
THE FIRST STUMBLINGBLOCK
so now we confront one of the severest and most telling STUMBLINGBLOCKS
that God will place in the path of all those who call upon His
name at the "end of the age:" the attitude one takes with regard
to the Jewish people and the nation of israel AFTER
– I say again, AFTER
- the Gog / Magog War. If you fail here YOU
WILL PROVE YOURSELF TO BE AN APOSTATE and you
will be "cut-off" from the people of God.
again it is extremely important to describe what the word
IT MEANS TO "FALL AWAY."
Given this meaning, it is impossible to believe that the
term "APOSTATE Christianity"
refers to unbelievers, for how would it be possible for
an unbeliever to "fall away" from something he had never
before embraced? - that is to say, Christianity. Put another
way, how would it be possible for a man to "fall away"
from the second story of a building if he had never been
up there before? - but only on the ground floor. Very
obviously, then, we are talking here of a form of Christianity
that at one time was Christian in the fullest meaning
of that word.
The word "fall away" (GK. apostasia) has special
reference to Christians falling away from a view of themselves
as citizens of the "Kingdom of Heaven" (cf. Hebrews
chapter 11) to a view of themselves as citizens of the
"Kingdom of this World." [Please see APPENDIX
1 for a biblical description of "this world;"
it's probably much more all-encompassing than what you
have previously thought.]
According to the "dominionist" model, Israel has
to CONVERT for the Lord to come back (see event #5
in the Dominionists' timetable for the "end of days"). That's
what people such as John Hagee, Derrick Prince, Reuven Doron
and countless other "Dominionists" like them posit.
The question is, What happens if Israel refuses to convert?
And they won't convert! - at least not on the
timetable that the dominionist model calls for! Keep in mind,
the Scriptures teach that NATIONAL
salvation for Israel will not come to the Jewish people until
- "THEY SHALL LOOK UPON HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED"
[Zech 12:10], and that won't happen
until Christ's Second Coming - approximately seven years AFTER
the Gog/Magog War.
NOTE: WE URGE
YOU TO EXAMINE APPENDIX 3 TO THIS
ARTICLE, "GOD'S LOVE FOR ISRAEL
IS BASED ON GRACE, NOT ON WORKS."
Until then, the Jews AS A NATION
will remain in unbelief. THIS DOESN'T MEAN, OF COURSE, THAT
MANY JEWS AS INDIVIDUALS WON'T BE SAVED (as has been happening
for centuries) DURING THE TRIBULATION PERIOD - i.e.,
that seven year period of time following the Gog/Magog War.
Many, no doubt, will as a result of those faithful
Jews in Israel who unselfishly and at great sacrifice to themselves
bear witness to Jesus in the Holy Land.
But the conversion of Israel AS
A NATION– which the Bible prophesizes -
will have to wait for the end of the Tribulation period
- when Christ returns! At which time, the Bible says:
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, the SPIRIT OF GRACE [i.e.,
UNMERITED FAVOR] and of supplications: and THEY
SHALL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED [very obviously
the Lord], and they shall mourn for him [i.e., Jesus], as
one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness
[i.e., great sorrow] for him [i.e., Christ, whom they rejected],
as one that is in bitterness [i.e., great sorrow] for his
"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the
house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin
and for uncleanness.
"And one shall say unto him, WHAT ARE THESE WOUNDS
IN THINE HANDS? Then he shall answer, THOSE WITH WHICH
I WAS WOUNDED IN THE HOUSE OF MY FRIENDS." [Please
see Zech. 12:8-14, 13:1, 6]
But, again, this will only happen at the moment of Christ's
Second Coming - and if that's the case, it does violence to
the Dominionists' time line.
DOING VIOLENCE TO THE
In this connection, it is important to bear in mind that most
Dominionists don't really believe in a Rapture.
Again, they are PRECISELY what their name implies: "Dominionists"
- people who believe that the church must take DOMINION
on the earth BEFORE [I say again, BEFORE]
Christ returns - which, of course implies that the church must
not only unite and subdue the earth BEFORE the Lord returns,
but also THAT ISRAEL MUST BE CONVERTED.
God - doing violence to the Dominionists' timeline
Reuven Doron explains:
"The very nation [Israel] that once gave birth [to the
church] now is in need to be birthed by another. Who will
provide it? [i.e., Israel's rebirth (meaning Israel's conversion)]
... This premise of spiritual revival still hinges upon the
rising and completion of the ministry of the prophetic 'Son
of Man' company [i.e., the united, glorified church under
the leadership of the 'Prophets and Apostles' – see
step #3 above] ... Today the Lord is calling forth
a Son of Man Company to corporately prophecy and speak to
Israel's lifeless, hopeless white bones until the vision is
completed ... THE CHURCH IS BIRTHING ISRAEL."
What Doron is saying here is that as the church is "perfected"
by the ministry of the "Apostles and Prophets," it
will take its place over Israel's lifeless body, and prophesy
unto it, and it will be "rebirthed" [i.e., Israel
will convert to Christianity and be "absorbed" into the church].
Presumably this will occur shortly after the Gog/Magog War –
which, again, Dominionists believe will be Armageddon - when
Christians [so-called] throughout the world will gather in the
Holy Land to celebrate Israel's (and America's) victory over
Islam. [Please see Part 4 of Chapter XIV in The New Antipas
Israel and the Church Servants in the Household of the Devil;"
Please also see Chapter XV, "The
Gog / Magog War."]
What Doron is saying here is that as the church is "perfected" by the ministry of the "Apostles and Prophets," it will take its place over Israel's lifeless body, and prophesy unto it, and it will be "rebirthed" [i.e., Israel will convert to Christianity and be absorbed into the church]. Presumably this will occur shortly after the Gog/Magog War when Christians [so-called] throughout the world will gather in the Holy Land to celebrate Israel's (and America's) victory over Islam.
EXPANDING ON WHAT DORON SAYS ...
Expanding on what Doron says, Rick Joyner of MorningStar Ministries
"The Jews have historically represented the greatest
test for the gospel ... In a sense, Jews are the 'ACID
TEST' of our message. UNTIL THE CHURCH COMES TO THE
SPIRITUAL STATURE [MATURITY] WHERE SHE PROVOKES THE JEW TO
JEALOUSY, WE HAVE NOT YET ATTAINED TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLED."
This statement - "until the church comes to the spiritual
stature [maturity] where she provokes the Jew to jealousy, we
have not yet attained to what we have been called"
- says a lot about the mindset of Dominionists such as C. Peter
Wagner, John Eckhardt, Derrick Prince, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll,
John Paul Jackson, James Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos
Plainly, what it says is that the CONVERSION OF THE JEWS
is the church's "PROOF POSITIVE" [presumably
to Christ] that she has made herself ready, AND THE LORD
CAN NOW RETURN - kind of like passing a driver's examination
to prove to the state that one has at last obtained the skills
and knowledge to drive a car.
Think about that: THE CONVERSION OF
THE JEWS IS THE "ACID TEST" THAT THE CHURCH
HAS BEEN "PERFECTED."
That's pretty heavy! - and it indicates the importance that
the Dominionists attach to the Jews' conversion BEFORE
Christ can return. Joyner continues:
"The Jews were 'hardened' TO MAKE THEM THE HARDEST
TO REACH. In this way, they have become the barometer
of humanity, reflecting the overall condition of the state
of man. When the gospel is preached that grafts the 'natural
branches' back into the tree, the church and Israel will then
be able to reach the whole world. This is why Paul said that
the gospel should be preached 'to the Jew first'. This was
not just out of favoritism, but because the Jew represents
the greatest challenge of the gospel, and one which we must
have ... Even so, our relationship to the Jews is not meant
to be a stumbling block, but a stepping stone ... The final
joining together of both 'into one new man' ... resulting
in the healing of all spiritual and cultural wounds. WHEN
THE CHURCH AND ISRAEL HAVE BEEN GRAFTED TOGETHER ... THE TIME
OF "THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS" [i.e., THE LORD'S
SECOND COMING] MAY BEGIN."
THE WORST THING TO
BE IS A JILTED LOVER
In other words, "the time of the restoration of all
things" can't begin until Israel is saved; but
once again I must remind you that the prophet Zechariah says
that won't occur until Christ returns, not before. [Zech.
12:10 - 13:1] Nevertheless, Christian
Dominionists are expecting the Jews to convert in order to FACILITATE
the Lord's Return.
What will happen when these hopes are dashed, as they most
certainly will be. [cf. Zech. 12:10 - 13:1] WOW!
- THE WRATH THAT WILL FALL ON ISRAEL AS A RESULT WILL BE
HORRIBLE! THERE IS, AFTER ALL, NOTHING SO HATEFUL AND MEAN-SPIRITED
AS A JILTED LOVER – "HELL
HATH NO FURY LIKE A LOVER SCORNED!"
What will Christian Dominionists think
when Israel refuses not only to convert, but rebuilds
the temple and excludes any Christian participation in
its rebuilding and in the subsequent revived Temple service.
And more than that, What will Christian Dominionists think
when Israel refuses not only to convert, but rebuilds the temple,
excludes any Christian participation in its rebuilding as well
as in the subsequent revived Temple service, and then - as if
to add insult to injury - CLAIMS THAT SHE [i.e., ISRAEL]
- AND NOT THE CHURCH - IS GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH?
What will happen then? Think of the wrath that this will provoke
among Christian Dominionists!
The gloves will come off, the smiles will disappear, and the
knives will surely be unsheathed then. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
TO LUTHER WHEN HE WAS "JILTED" BY THE JEWS AFTER THE REFORMATION
- and you can be sure that it will happen again!
L. Shirer, in his book, The Rise and Fall of the Third
"No apologist can claim that Martin Luther bore
his anti-Jewishness out of youthful naiveté',
uneducation, or out of unfounded Christianity. On the
contrary, LUTHER IN HIS YOUTH EXPRESSED A GREAT OPTIMISM
ABOUT JEWISH CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY. BUT IN HIS
LATER YEARS, LUTHER BEGAN TO REALIZE THAT THE JEWS WOULD
NOT CONVERT TO HIS WISHES."
In his rage over the refusal of the Jews to convert,
"They [Germany's rulers] must act like a good physician
who, when gangrene has set in proceeds without mercy
to cut, saw, and burn flesh, veins, bone, and marrow.
Such a procedure must also be followed in this instance.
Burn down their synagogues, forbid all that I enumerated
earlier, force them to work, and deal harshly with them,
as Moses did ...
"If this does not help we must drive them out [of
Germany] like mad dogs."
Julius Streicher (one of Hitler's top henchmen and
publisher of the anti-Semitic Der Sturmer) was
asked during the Nuremberg trials if there were any other
publications in Germany which treated the Jewish question
in an anti-Semitic way. Streicher put it well:
"Dr. Martin Luther would very probably sit in my
place in the defendants' dock today, if this book had
been taken into consideration by the Prosecution. In
the book The Jews and Their Lies, Dr. Martin
Luther writes that the Jews are a serpent's brood and
one should burn down their synagogues and destroy them
Like a wolf pack, Dominionists will hunt down the Jews and slaughter them in a genocide more horrible than the one visited upon them by Hitler
THE JEWS: A FESTERING SORE TO THE WARPED
ESCHATOLOGY OF PEOPLE LIKE REUVEN DORON
The very real fact of the matter is, after the Gog / Magog
War, the continued existence of the Jewish people as a separate,
distinct and UNBELIEVING entity OUTSIDE the church
will have to be explained somehow - this isn't the way things
were supposed to happen according to the "Dominionist Model."
The presence of unconverted Jews in the Holy Land cannot help
but be a festering sore to the dominionist eschatology of Reuven
Doron, C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, D. James Kennedy and the
Maybe if the Jews could just remain quiet and crawl away into
some obscure corner of the world and stay there, perhaps that
would be enough. But their continued presence in the Holy Land
- where the church of C. Peter Wagner, James Ryle, Barbara Wentroble,
Jack Hayford, Texe Marrs, etc. will be busy "setting up shop"
after the Gog / Magog War – will be too much for "Dominionists"
to countenance, especially in light of their (i.e., the Jews')
REFUSAL to recognize the church's primacy!!
It will directly challenge the "Dominionist" undergirding
of the Apostate Church, and ipso facto, the authority
of America's "New World Order System" which now -
in the religious fervor and hype of the moment - has come to
be undergirded by this theology. What to do?
WHAT TO DO?
The answer is simple enough! - Picture those Jews in the Holy
Land who refuse to convert as agents of the Devil (after all,
the church has been doing that for centuries and centuries).
There certainly exists a large enough body of literature in
the countless CONSPIRACY THEORIES about the Jews that
abound in Christian circles to accommodate such thinking. [Please
see our article, "A Fourth Illusion
Broken: Dealing with the so-called Illuminati Myth and Its Underlying
THE DEVIL IS ANIMATING THE JEWS! - That must be the
answer! The Jewish people's reluctance to surrender their Old
Testament promises to the church is of the devil. That's it!
And their refusal to accord the AntiChrist - who is by now ensconced
in the Holy Land passing himself off as their "savior"
- the deference and respect he thinks is due him for supposedly
rescuing them from the "Islamic Horror," gives evidence
to the fact of their hard-hearted and insensitive nature.
Jews will be
accused of being witches.
Very obviously, it would appear that conspiracy theories such
as the famous Simonini fabrication, Biarritz, The
Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, The International
Jew, etc., and conspiracy-theorists such as Nesta Webster,
the Abbe Barruel, Herman Goedsche, Gougenot des Mousseaux, Sergey
Alexandrovich Nilus, Henry Ford, etc. were right about the Jews
all along. The Jews MUST be a tribe of witches. Certainly
"Prophets and Apostles" such as John Eckhardt and
James Ryles would have very little trouble in believing such
a thing - after all, by Eckhardt's own testimony, those who
refuse to recognize the authority of the church [so-called]
are motivated by a spirit of WITCHCRAFT. That's what
"... false teachers [meaning those who oppose "The
New Apostolic Reformation"] carry a spirit of WITCHCRAFT."
"WITCHCRAFT?" - there's that word again! So
you see, it's not just Doron and Joyner who banter that word
around; it's ubiquitous in the lexicon of the "Dominionists."
"Among the dark spirits we must contend with today is
a spirit of WITCHCRAFT... they relate to the Church's
opposition today ... WITCHCRAFT is a major spirit that
will challenge and attempt to stop the progress of the Church
There's that word again. It's everywhere!!
THE DANGER THE "JEWISH ROOTS" MOVEMENT AND
THE MESSIANIC COMMUNITY POSE TO REAL
It is precisely here that the "Jewish Roots" Movement and the
so-called "Messianic" community pose a very genuine danger to
REAL Jews – that is to say, Jews that are
Jews by BLOOD, i.e.,
the racial kinsmen of Jesus Christ.
These are the people whom Dominionists will most likely push
to the forefront as "AUTHENTIC" Jews.
Now it is important in this connection to take note of the
fact that most who identify themselves with the "Jewish Roots"
movement and the "Messianic" community are NOT Jews by
BLOOD. They are those
Christians who have bought into the lie that the Apostle Paul
fought so hard against during his ministry: his effort to free
gentile Christians from the burden of the Torah and circumcision.
"Torah Christians" dogged Paul wherever he went – attempting
to bring those gentiles whom Paul had converted under the burden
of the Law. In answer to these "Torah Christians," Paul admonished
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke
of bondage [meaning the Torah and circumcision].
fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath
made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke
"Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised,
Christ shall profit you nothing.
"For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that
he is a debtor to do the whole law.
"Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of
you are justified by the law; ye are
fallen from grace.
"For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness
"For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing,
nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love." (Galatians
Think about the implications of what Paul is saying here:
"Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of
you are justified by the law; YE ARE FALLEN FROM GRACE."
Indeed, so clear is Paul with regard to the false obligation
of Christians to the Law and circumcision that many in the "Jewish
Roots" movement and even the "Messianic" community believe that
the "Pauline Scriptures" should be excised from the Bible.
And so it is that the Dominionists will no doubt push those
involved in the "Jewish Roots" movement and the "Messianic"
community to step forward and replace those Jews throughout
the world and also in Israel – who are Jews by BLOOD
but who refuse to convert – and to play the role of "Israel"
and the "Jewish people" in Dominionists' warped eschatology.
This, of course, isn't to say that all those in these two
movements will succumb to the dictates of the Dominionists,
but, sadly, many will.
AGAINST THE JEWS
And so now it begins all over again: a new BLOODLUST
against the Jews aggressively pushed by the APOSTATE CHURCH
-- and Christians everywhere will be forced to take sides. Who
are they going to side with? - the Apostate Church, OR
Israel and the Jewish people – that is to say, Jews who
are Jews by BLOOD?
[Please see our article on the "The
Messianic Jews: What Will They Do?"
By refusing to join in the tumult forced upon REAL
Jews – and by standing against the rage of "Dominionists"
such as Reuven Doron and the James Ryle - Christians will be
accused of abandoning their faith and embracing witchcraft and
those who practice witchcraft.
THE REFUSAL OF THE JEWS TO CONVERT WILL BE
A TESTIMONY AGAINST THE APOSTATE CHURCH
The great irony in all of this is that the refusal of the
Jews (and we speak here not of Jews as individuals, but of the
Jewish nation – i.e., Israel and also those Jews in the
Diaspora) to convert to Christianity at the end of the
Gog / Magog War will turn out to be a damning testimony against
the false claims of the apostate church and the American
New World Order System with which the apostate church has partnered.
And all the fury of the apostate church against Israel –
and we speak here of the REAL Israel - will not
avail much insofar as the failure of their eschatological system
Moreover, IT WILL REVEAL THE MAN OF SIN WHO -
"... sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that
he is God" (2 Thess. 2:3-4) FOR THE FRAUD HE REALLY
Do you see this? -
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge
of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past
"For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath
been his counsellor?
"Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed
unto him again?
"For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things:
to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)
A GREAT PERSECUTION
IT IS PRECISELY ALONG THESE LINES THAT A GREAT PERSECUTION
WILL BREAK OUT AGAINST REAL CHRISTIANS AT THE "END OF THE AGE"
– THOSE WHO REFUSE TO THROW THE JEWS AND ISRAEL "UNDER
THE BUS;" THOSE WHO WILL HIDE THE JEWS, SUCCOR THEM, AND WHO
WILL STAND AGAINST THE BLOOD-LUST
OF THE DOMINIONISTS. These are those Christians to whom
Jesus will say on THAT day:
in prison, and ye came unto me.
"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the
holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of
"And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his
sheep from the goats:
"And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats
on the left.
"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come,
ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for
you from the foundation of the world:
"For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty,
and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
"Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me:
I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
"Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when
saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and
gave thee drink?
"When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked,
and clothed thee?
"Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say
unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the
least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
all evangelical scholars believe that Christ has reference
here to His Jewish kinsmen at the "end of the age."
Naturally enough, there will be a heavy price for those who
succor the Jews during this time; Indeed, Jesus warned:
"And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my
sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles [unbelievers].
the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and
the father the child: and the children shall rise up
against their parents, and cause them to be put to death
"But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what
ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour
what ye shall speak.
"For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father
which speaketh in you.
"And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and
the father the child: and the children shall rise up against
their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake:
but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able
to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy
both soul and body in hell.
"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him
will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
"But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also
deny before my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 10:18-22,
THE QUESTION IS, WHAT WILL YOU DO?
As I have said so many times before, what you do with this
information is up to you; to be very blunt, it's no skin off
our noses IF you decide to ignore these things;
IF you allow yourselves to take "the easy way
out" and be subsumed by the blandishments of the APOSTATE
church; IF you decide to ally yourselves directly
or even indirectly - no matter – with the American New
World Order System; IF you decide to rely on FATALISM
to get you through the "end of the age;" IF you
decide that it's simply "too much" to study these matters in
detail in answer to Paul's injunction to Timothy:
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [interpreting]
the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) [Please see our article,
"Kafka: Der Prozess."]
As we indicated earlier in this article, most Christians think
that if God gives the call, they will somehow or other rise
to the occasion. They imagine that they will be okay; sadly,
however, the crisis of the "end of the age" will only reveal
what has already been developed in their lives as Christian
character - it will not add anything new to them. If
they have not risen to the occasion before in the little things
of life - they will surely fail when the real test comes. All
that a crisis (test) does is reveal what Christians are already
made of. If they have yielded to temptation and weakness before
in the little things, they will yield to temptation and weakness
in the big things. If they are not in God's will in the things
that are nearest to them, when the crisis (test) comes, instead
of being revealed as ready, they will be revealed as unready.
A crisis reveals character that has
already been formed - it does not in itself create new character.
Laziness with regard to the scriptures and the temptation
to let things drift stand over the lives of most Christians
the way a dominatrix stands over the lives of her sex
The pictures and information (terminology) used both above
and below may seem inappropriate to some; but we are dealing
in REALITY here, and these pictures and the terminology we have
used convey the power of that REALITY.
IT SEEMS THE SISTERS HAVE BIGGER "GONADS"
THAN THE BROTHERS
It has recently come to my attention that there are a
number of women (dear sisters in the Lord) who have taken
it upon themselves to make copies of our flyer and carry
them around with them in their cars. Then, whenever they
get the opportunity, they have been posting them on bulletin
boards and whatever - proving once again that they have
bigger "gonads" (to put
it bluntly and to the point) and more
testosterone flowing in their veins than the men (the
brothers) have. This is not the first time in the history
of God's people that this has occurred; I am reminded
of Deborah - see the Book of Judges, Chapters 4 and 5.
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God bless you all!
IN ADDITION, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS,
PRINT THEM OUT YOURSELF, AND STUDY THEM CAREFULLY; SHARE THEM
WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FINALLY, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT THE FLYER
WE SENT TO YOU RECENTLY.
Then make copies and take these copies out to the campuses
where you live; pass them out; OR if that seems
too "daring" for you right now, post them on telephone
poles, the sides of buildings, on campus bulletin boards; post
them in union halls, in the neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden,
near employment offices, wherever you can.
Once again, we URGE you to read (or
"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 [Gk. Kosmos] is the
enemy of God."
The word "world" (Gk., kosmos) is used
in three ways in the New Testament:
- First, it means the MATERIAL WORLD (Acts 17:14;
Matt. 13:35; John 1:10; Mark 16:15).
- Second, it means THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD
as a whole (John 1:10; 3:16; 12:19; 17:21) - THE
WHOLE RACE OF MAN ALIENATED FROM GOD AND HOSTILE TO
THE CAUSE OF CHRIST (Heb. 11:38; John 14:17; 14:27;
- Third, it means the whole circle of WORLDLY goods,
endowments, riches, advantages, pleasures, which though
hollow and fleeting, stir our desires and seduce us
from God, so that they are obstacles to the cause of
Christ (I John 3:17; Matt. 16:26; I Cor 2:12; 3:19,
7:31; Titus 2:12; II Peter 1:4; 2:20; I John 2:15-17;
The Bible calls the world (as described above) - and
this is very, very serious - the,
- It equates the world with "DARKNESS."
THE WORLD: THE ENEMY OF GOD
The Bible tells us that world is the enemy of God; specifically,
"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)
As we just suggested, that's serious, that's very serious
- and very frightening! Are you a friend of this
world? Is the world a friend of yours? If so, GOD IS
YOUR ENEMY! - and that's not a good thing. Jesus said:
"I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them
that kill the body, and after that have no more that
they can do.
"But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear
him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into
hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." (Luke 12:4-5)
Only God has this power.
THE WORLD IS EQUATED WITH DARKNESS
The Bible also equates the world with DARKNESS.
Specifically, the Bible says:
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come
into the world, and MEN LOVED DARKNESS (i.e.,
the world) rather than light, because their deeds were
evil." (John 3:19)
And that's not all! The Bible goes on to say -
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, against
spiritual wickedness in high places." (Eph. 6:12)
"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever
believeth on me should not ABIDE IN DARKNESS
(i.e., should not abide in the world)." (John 12:46)
And again -
"Then spake Jesus unto them, saying, I am the
light of the world: he that followeth me SHALL NOT
WALK IN DARKNESS (i.e., should not have his "living"
and "being" in darkness), but shall have the
light of life." (John 8:12)
And, finally, John writes,
"In him was life; and the life was the light of
men. And the light shineth in darkness; and THE DARKNESS
(i.e., the world) COMPREHENDED IT NOT."
THE GREAT KOSMOKRATER
Moreover, the word kosmos implies that behind
the world there is a mind - the "PRINCE OF THIS
WORLD" - which gives order and arrangement to
it. He is the KOSMOKRATER or world-ruler
- a word which, however, appears only once, and is used
in the plural of his lieutenants: "the WORLD RULERS
OF THIS DARKNESS" (Eph. 6:12). The Bible says:
"The WHOLE world [kosmos] lieth
in the evil one" [i.e., the WHOLE world
is under the control of Satan]. (John 5:19)
The world [kosmos] is Satan's grand creation and
he has directed all of his strength and ingenuity into
causing it to flourish. To what end? To capture man's
allegiance and draw him to himself. Satan has one object
- to establish his own dominion in human hearts worldwide!
THE WORLD ENCOMPASSES BOTH THE "GOOD"
AND THE "BAD;" THE MATERIAL AND
Now we cannot stress this fact enough: Satan controls
the WHOLE world (kosmos). Not just part
of the world, but the WHOLE world.
That's why the Scriptures say that to be "a friend
of the world is to be the enemy of Christ." This
includes both the "good" and the "bad"
of this world; both the "ugly" and the "beautiful"
- and it is for this reason that I rather suspect that
most Christians have a difficult time differentiating
between what is "of the world" and what is "of
God." They are unable to grasp the fact that BOTH
the "good" and the "bad" of this world
are of Satan. Christians confuse "worldliness"
with "carnality" (i.e., the "bad"
of this world - e.g., lust, lewdness, eroticism, sensuality,
etc. - and even such mundane things as watching TV, going
to the movies, listening to "rock and roll"
music, etc.) - and, as a result, they naively think that
if they avoid carnality everything will be okay.
They fail to recognize that the "world" (Gk.
kosmos) which the Bible has in mind is much more
than that; that it encompasses ALL that is of this
life and of this present world; everything: both
the good and the bad, the beautiful
and the ugly, the sweet and the bitter -
i.e., all those goods, endowments, riches, advantages,
pleasures, etc. which, though hollow and fleeting, stir
our desires and make us feel "at home"
and "comfortable" in (with) this life.
Moreover, the Bible's use of the word kosmos indicates
that it has more than just the material world in view;
that it's view of the "world" encompasses abstract
things as well which have spiritual and moral value (e.g.,
I Cor 2:12, "the spirit of the world;"
3:19, "the wisdom of this world;" 7:31,
"the fashion of this world;" Titus 2:12,
"worldly lusts;" 2 Peter 1:14, "the
corruption that is in the world;" 2:20, "the
defilements of the world;" I John 2:16, 17, "all
that is in the world, the lust ... the vainglory ... passeth
There are no exceptions - both the "good" and
the bad," the "spiritual" and the "material"
are included, and it is, therefore, futile for those who
think that asceticism is a way out; a special means or
path to holiness and purity, and that if they somehow
or other avoid the material things of this life, they
will escape the lusts thereof. Nothing could be further
from the truth. Asceticism is just another road to corruption
- and a very uncomfortable one at that.
Why? Because when Adam sinned, he brought ALL
the world - again, the "good" and the "bad,"
the "material" as well as the "abstract"
- under the curse of sin. As a result, and regardless
of the differing guises in which the world may from time
to time present itself (and no matter how it tries to
hide its real character), it is IMPLACABLY hostile
to God. The Bible is very clear on this matter: I Corinthians
1:21 says that the world "knows not God"
- and more than that, John 14:17 says that it is not even
capable of receiving (i.e., competent or able to comprehend)
"the Spirit of Christ." Indeed, John 15:18 says
that the world "HATES" Christ. John puts
it this way:
"If any man loves the world, the love of the Father
is not in him." (John 2:15)
MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD
And so at last we begin to understand the unbreachable
chasm that separates the "Kingdom of God" from
the "Kingdom of this World." There can be no
truce between these two kingdoms; no possibility for a
"negotiated settlement" (i.e., peace) between
them, or - put another way - the "world" (on
the one hand) and Christ (on the other hand). One is either
"of Christ," or "of
the world." There is no middle ground, no "moderate"
position. (John 8:23)
Hence, Jesus says,
"My kingdom is not of this world" (John 18:36).
In other words, no one who has his "living"
or "being" in the world can be made a "living"
stone in Christ's building (i.e., His church). I repeat:
the "Kingdom of God" has nothing to do with
the "Kingdom of this World."
PILGRIMS AND STRANGERS
The Bible - in describing the people of God - says:
"For they look for a city which hath foundations,
whose builder and maker is God" (Heb 11:10)
In this great passage on Scripture (Hebrews, chapter
11), Paul describes in unmistakable terms the attitude
towards the world which all those who wish to serve God
must have if they are to please Him; there's no ambiguity
here; no equivocation; no avoidance; no attempt at evasion.
Paul declares that all those who wish to serve God must
consider the world as alien territory, and they themselves
as only "sojourners" in it - people who are
merely transiting through it on their way to another land
- a heavenly country whose "builder and maker is
God" (Heb. 11:10); and that while here on earth,
there is a necessity laid upon them to continually remind
themselves of their "alien status" by -
"... confessing (both in word and in the way they
live) that they are strangers (foreigners) and pilgrims
(travelers, wanderers, wayfarers) on the earth ..."
The Bible says that they must not only accept this fact,
they must "embrace" it; they must be "persuaded"
(convinced) by it, and by doing so to demonstrate that
they are actively -
"... seeking another country ... a better country,
that is, an heavenly (one)." (Heb. 11:14)
... wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their
God: for He hath prepared for them (a heavenly) city."
WE ARE NOT ONLY ALIENS TO THE
WORLD, WE ARE DEAD TO THE WORLD
And there is more: not only are we to consider ourselves
as aliens to this world, but we are to consider ourselves
as DEAD to the world. There is no way that the
world can have any effect on a dead man. If you are dead
to the world, you are safe from the world. No Christian
can serve God and still be "alive" to this world.
The "THINGS" of this world will always
keep him back. We must be able to say with the Apostle
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which
I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son
of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
That's what BAPTISM is all about. When you chose
to be baptized, you made a pledge that you would conduct
your life as if you were DEAD to the world, but
alive unto Christ. If Christ says, "Go," you
will go; if Christ says, "Come," you will come.
You will be as James and John when Christ called them:
"And when he [i.e., Christ] had gone a little
further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee,
and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending
"And straightway he called them: and they left
their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants,
and went after him." (Mark 1:19-20)
Neither John or James hesitated. They didn't ask Christ,
What about our father? What about our fishing business?
They just went! Or like Matthew sitting at the receipt
"And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw
a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom:
and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and
followed him." (Matthew 9:9)
Matthew IMMEDIATELY left his "receipt of
customs" and followed Jesus.
"BE IT UNTO ME ACCORDING TO THY WORD"
We must have that attitude that Mary, the mother of Jesus
had when she said to the angel,
"And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord;
be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed
from her." (Luke 1:38)
She didn't protest to the angel that by obeying him people
would question her virginity; that they would, no doubt,
call her a prostitute - seeing that she was not married;
that she was running the very grave risk of being stoned
to death. She simply obeyed.
Are you able to do this? Are you able to say with Mary,
"Be it unto me according to thy word."
If you are still "alive to the world," you will
NEVER be able to do it - no matter how hard you
WE ARE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST'S DEATH
The Bible says:
"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into his DEATH?
"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into
death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead
by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk
in newness of life.
"For if we have been planted [buried] together
in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in
the likeness of his resurrection." (Romans
Clearly, James and John and Matthew and Mary had set
their minds on the "things above," not on the
"things of this world." That's what ALL
of Christ's servants MUST do if they are to get
anywhere with Christ. The Bible says:
"Set your affection on things above, not on things
on the earth.
"FOR YE ARE DEAD [to the world], and your
life is hid with Christ in God.
"When Christ, who is our life, shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with him in glory." (Col.
"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man
be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5)
The two [that is to say, baptism (being born of water)
and being "born again" of the Spirit] are equated
in the Scriptures. You can't have one without the other.
If you are truly "born again" you will consider
yourself DEAD to the world. If you are not
DEAD to the world, then your salvation stands in
OUR HEAVENLY CITIZENSHIP
The Bible says that as Christians we have been -
"... delivered ... from the power of darkness,
and ... TRANSLATED ... into the kingdom
of God's dear Son ..." (Col. 1:13)
What a wonderful and precious thing - and so, with countless
others of like mind, we can sing:
"This world is not our home,
we're just a passing through,
Our treasures are laid up
somewhere beyond the blue,
The angels beckon us
from heaven's open door,
And we can't feel at home
in this world anymore.
"Oh Lord you know,
we have no friend like you,
If heaven's not our home,
then, Lord, what will we do,
The angels beckon us
from heaven's open door,
And we can't feel at home
in this world anymore."
Now that is very important! - to be able to sing with
the saints of God, "This world is not my home,
I'm just a passing through ..." And to be able
to say that "we have been delivered ... from the
power of darkness, and ... TRANSLATED ... into
the kingdom of God's dear Son ..." (Col. 1:13)
THE WORLD IS GOING TO BE "TRIED" AND
Dear brothers and sisters: the world is gong to be "tried"
and "judged," and you don't want to be around
when that happens. The Bible says,
"He hath appointed a day, in the which he will
judge the world in righteousness ..." (Acts 17:31)
God help you if on that day you are still "ALIVE"
unto the world.
THE PROPHECIES OF THE GOG /
MAGOG WAR AND ARMAGEDDON
CUFI members and their supporters have totally mixed
up the prophecies of the Gog / Magog War and Armageddon;
that there exists a clear distinction between the Gog/Magog
War and Armageddon there can, however, be no doubt! As
J. Dwight Pentecost has pointed out, there are a number
of considerations which make it very plain that we are
dealing with two great wars rather than one during the
- In the Gog/Magog War, definite allies of Gog
are mentioned as opposing Israel - "Magog,"
"Mescheck," "Tubal," "Gomer"
(TURKEY), Ethiopia, Libya, (see Ezekiel 38) and
EGYPT (see Daniel 11:42], while at Armageddon
all nations are engaged against Jerusalem (Joel 3:2;
Zeph. 3:8; Zech. 12:3; and 14:2).
- Gog comes from the North (Ezek. 38:6, 15),
while at Armageddon, the armies come from out of the
- Gog is the head of the armies at his invasion
(Ezek. 38:15), but at Armageddon, the Beast is at the
head of the invasion (Rev. 19:19).
- There is a protest against Gog's invasion
(Ezek. 38:13), but at Armageddon there is no such protest
because all the nations of the earth have joined themselves
with the Beast in his attack against Jerusalem.
- Gog is overthrown by divine intervention through
the convolutions of nature (Ezek. 38:22), but the armies
at Armageddon are destroyed by the sword which goes
out of Christ's mouth (Rev. 19:15).
- Gog's armies array themselves in the open
fields (Ezek. 39:5), while at Armageddon they are seen
in the city of Jerusalem.
- Gog's armies are destroyed outside of Jerusalem
on the mountains and in the valleys (Ezek. 39:2-4),
while the Beast and his armies are destroyed in the
city of Jerusalem itself (Zech. 12:2; 14:2).
- The Lord calls for assistance in executing judgment
on Gog (Ezek. 38:21), while at Armageddon He
is viewed as treading the winepress alone (Rev. 19:15;
- The invasion by Gog will be sudden and will
come with relatively little warning (Ezek. 38:11), while
Armageddon will be no sudden and unexpected event.
Thus, as Dwight Pentecost has suggested,
"Two diverse movements (wars) must be acknowledged."
Moreover, to suggest, as some NINCOMPOOPS do,
that the Scriptures that reference the Gog/Magog War refer
to some sort of event that occurred in antiquity is pure
nonsense. The truth is, NO prior invasion
of the land of Israel is sufficient to be the fulfillment
of this prophecy. There have been invasions in the past
which have wrought hardship on the land and the people
of Israel, but NONE answer to the details given here.
The destruction of the Temple in AD 70, for example, was
accomplished by the Romans who came from the west. But
the invasion described here comes from the direction of
TURKEY and Persia to the north, and EGYPT,
Ethiopia and Libya from the south.
This fact is attested to by almost all Orthodox Jewish
scholars (who themselves consider these prophesies to
be as yet unfulfilled). These passages, then, can only
refer to some as yet future event in Israel's history
- and this is clearly indicated by the phrase, "...
in the latter years" (Ezek. 38:8). Dwight
Pentecost, Robert Duncan Culver, and David L. Cooper agree
with the Orthodox Jews. For example, Cooper writes,
"... it is utterly impossible to locate the fulfillment
of this prediction (i.e., the Gog/Magog War) after the
Millennial Age. It cannot be placed at the beginning
of the Millennium, nor at the end of the Tribulation.
It must, therefore, be located (at the beginning) of
the Tribulation, because there is no other logical place
for it to occur since the three other dates are impossible
... There will (thus) be a time between now and the
beginning of the Tribulation when [this war will occur
which will initiate the seven years of the Tribulation
This thesis is substantiated in a somewhat backhanded
way by Ezekiel 39 when the prophet reveals that a full
SEVEN years will be needed to clear away the wreckage
of the Gog/Magog War:
"And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall
go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons
... and they shall burn them with fire SEVEN
years ..." (Ezek. 39:9)
The seven years referred to here by Ezekiel could be
none other than the seven years of the Tribulation Period
- since no such seven years will follow Armageddon; after
Armageddon, the beasts of the field and the fouls of the
air will clear away the wreckage - and that by divine
direction and in a short period of time. Then the Millennium
will begin - there is no seven year interval here. Thus,
the Gog/Magog War will immediately precede the events
of the Tribulation period. There is, as Cooper suggests,
simply no other place to put it which will conform to
the pertinent Scriptures; and it (i.e., the Gog/Magog
War) will initiate the great happenings of that era (i.e.,
the Tribulation Period).
It should be noted in reference to the Gog/Magog War
described above that this great conflict has nothing to
do with the conflict described in Revelation 20:8; the
war that is described there takes place AFTER
the Millennium (Rev. 20:7), while the conflict which is
described in the passages above and later in Daniel clearly
takes place BEFORE the Millennium. "Gog"
is obviously a reference to an evil, angelic prince who
possesses Satanic dominion over those nations which have
arrayed themselves against Israel - much in the same way
that the "Prince of Persia" and the "Prince
of Grecia" (Greece) [described in Daniel (i.e., Daniel
10:13-20) with whom Michael, the archangel of God, fought]
possess. Evidently, Gog will be loosed with the
devil one final time after the Millennium (please see
The Gog/Magog War, then, will precede the Tribulation
and will act as a catalyst for the great events of that
period, while Armageddon will bring to a conclusion the
events of the Tribulation Period. A FAIR READING OF
THE PASSAGES IN SCRIPTURE THAT DEAL WITH THESE GREAT WARS
WILL YIELD NO OTHER RESULT.
GOD'S LOVE FOR ISRAEL IS
BASED ON GRACE, NOT ON WORKS
At first glance, it would seem that Hitler's Holocaust
is a nightmare that could never be repeated. The Götterdämmerung
in which Hitler's Valhalla went up in flames in
a Wagnerian Twilight of the Gods should have consumed
this horrible disease - AND PUT TO AN OPEN SHAME ALL
THOSE WHO HATE THE JEWS. But like a nightmare which
won't go away, like a cancer which goes into remission
- feigning a cure - only to reappear again in some other
part of the body and in a more virulent form, anti-Semitism
is once more rearing its ugly head - and Jews have very
REAL reasons to fear for their lives again.
To a very large extent, today's anti-Semitism revolves
around the existence of a new and UNEXPECTED
phenomenon: the reappearance in world history of the state
of Israel, a phenomenon which the Jews felt they had no
other choice but to FORCE on the world in
order to forestall their own eventual extermination. The
Jews have learned through grievous experience that unless
they act to save themselves, unless they hold their own
fate in their own hands, they are powerless to fend off
the world's hatred against them - and no assurances to
the contrary (even when proffered by the liberal democracies
of the West) can ever suffice to make the Jews believe
otherwise. The Jews have learned how truly WORTHLESS
such assurances are.
For example, in May 1938, as Germany's "orgy of
hatred" against the Jews was reaching new heights
of sadism, the governments of Great Britain, France and
the United States protested. While the world might not
remember what happened next, the Jews certainly do: although
Hitler was annoyed at this protest, he convened the Evian
Conference and offered "his Jews" to the "international
community," and to Great Britain, France and the
United States in particular. He knew the offer would be
refused. And that's precisely what happened: the nations
of the earth - and in particular the "Western Democracies"
- refused to take them.
German opinion smirked at the hypocritical posturing
of the "Anglo-Americans." Goebbles laughed!
- had he not known all along that no "civilized"
nation would ever accept that "accursed" race?
A German newspaper of that era commented,
"One likes to pity the Jews as long as one can
use this pity for a wicked agitation against Germany,
but no state is prepared to accept even a few thousand
Jews. The conference (i.e., Evian) serves to justify
Germany's policy against Jewry."
FORCING ISRAEL ON THE WORLD
It is precisely the remnants of these people - the people
the world turned their back on at Evian and later during
the Holocaust - who, as frightened hordes of desperate
refugees fleeing from Hitler's death camps, arrived in
Israel to build a sanctuary against the unrelenting HATRED
of the world. They knew at the time they were dispossessing
people who had been there for centuries, BUT THEY HAD
NO WHERE ELSE TO GO. No other nation - not even the
United States - wanted them. If they were going to live,
they would have to force the issue.
They came as the outcasts of Europe; the downtrodden
of the shoddy Jewish ghettos of the Near East and North
Africa; people with childhood memories of the sound of
hammers boarding up doors and windows against the unrelenting
pogroms directed against them in Russia, Hungary, Poland,
etc.; they came as the remnants of Hitler's death camps
and as people fleeing the indifference of the French,
the Belgians, the Dutch, the Swedes, and all the other
"do-gooder" nations of the earth to their plight.
They are people who had at last been driven to frantic
desperation to hold their OWN fate in their
OWN hands for a change, which meant having
their OWN nation and their OWN
army with which to defend themselves - again, even if
that meant forcing themselves onto the people of the Middle
East and dispossessing Arabs from land they had inhabited
The Jews were seeking a place of refuge where, when all
else fails, Jews could flee to without having to depend
on the capricious consent of other nations and peoples
who experience had shown were at best indifferent to their
THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM
A place of refuge; of shelter; of asylum, of sanctuary!
- that's what Israel means to the worldwide Jewish community.
AND IT'S A PLACE WHOSE IMPORTANCE IS ONLY GROWING IN
THE FACE OF A RESURGENT WORLDWIDE ANTI-SEMITISM. Indeed,
Donald G. McNeil, Jr. of the New York Times reports
that in France there is a rising tide of anti-Semitic
incidents. In Marseilles the Orthodox Jewish Or
Aviv synagogue was burned to the ground. An additional
three other French synagogues were set on fire over the
Passover-Easter weekend, and a synagogue in Strasbourg
had its doors set ablaze the day after an anti-Israel
demonstration there. In addition, in Lyon, 15 masked men
crashed two cars through the gates of a synagogue and
set them afire. Finally, shots were fired at a kosher
butcher shop in Toulouse, and a young Jewish couple were
badly beaten in Villeurbanne in the Rhone region.
The Central Jewish Consistory in Paris, in a statement
sent to Agence Frence-Presse, called the weekend's
attacks "the beginning of a new Kristallnacht,
with the government totally passive about what was happening."
Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass,"
on November 9, 1938, was named for the sweeping attacks
that the Nazis incited on Jews and Jewish shops and places
In the face of all this, French Prime Minister Lionel
Jospin announced that 1,110 additional police officers
would be deployed to guard France's synagogues and Jewish
schools - and, as a result, police officers, some carrying
submachine guns, now are posted outside dozens of synagogues
and Jewish schools throughout the country.
THE JEWS ARE FRIGHTENED
This is a shocking development for Jews in France. Until
recently, leaders of France's 600,000 Jews have believed
that they were living in a country where they were safe
from the scourge of anti-Semitism. But with the growing
number of anti-Semitic incidents, they no longer believe
that's the case - especially in light of the fact that
when they have publicly complained about the attacks,
there has not been any genuine public outcry to stop them.
They just keep on occurring, ranging from anti-Semitic
graffiti that is appearing on walls all over the country,
to threatening phone calls received by rabbis, to shootings,
to burnings, etc. Similar incidents have occurred in Belgium
where five firebombs were thrown at a synagogue last weekend.
And it's not just in France and in Belgium that this new
anti-Semitism has taken hold. The fact is, it's happening
all over Europe: in Germany, in Austria, in Denmark, in
Italy - everywhere!
THE REBIRTH OF THE "BLOOD-LIBELS"
In addition to all this, Newsweek Magazine reports
that there has been a marked revival of all the old "BLOOD
LIBELS" against the Jews - including stories
that the pastries used in the Jewish Purim festivities
contain human blood; and that at Passover the blood of
Christian children under the age of ten is used in the
rituals. And while these stories are still confined to
the fascist fringe in Europe, they are REGULAR FARE
in the Middle East and throughout the Islamic world.
Indeed, devotees of these stories and myths can be found
not just among the uneducated there, but among the university-trained
elite as well. Take Dr. Umayma Ahmad al-Jalahma of King
Faisal University Hospital in Saudi Arabia: Newsweek
reports that she believes that at Passover,
"A needle-studded barrel (in which the Christian
or Muslim child-victim is locked into) is used (to obtain
the blood). The victims suffer dreadful torment - torment
that affords the Jewish vampires great delight ..."
[We URGE you to read our detailed account
of these "blood-libels" in our article, "Pat
Robertson, ILLUMINISM, and the New World Order."]
Finally, as if to add insult to injury, a venomous anti-Jewish
press has re-surfaced "big time," and is peppering
the world with anti-Semitic CONSPIRACY THEORIES.
In Egypt, according to Newsweek, the press regularly
features stories denying the Holocaust and accepting as
fact the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
[Please see our article, "The
Origins of the Illuminist Myth: The Fabrication of the
Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion"
for a detailed account of the Protocols and the
many other conspiracy theories that surround the Jewish
people; please also see our article, "The
Business Right and The Christian Right An Alliance Made
In Hell" for an interesting historical discussion
on the intersection of interests in anti-Semitism between
the American business community and the Religious Right;
finally, please see our short article on "Holocaust
deniers" entitled, "The
Institute for Historical Review."]
Even the oft repeated story attributed falsely to Benjamin
Franklin that the Jews would take over America if allowed
to immigrate to the United States - a theory concerning
the so-called "squalid" and "immoral"
effect of Jewish power that most in the Religious Right
in this country already subscribe to (see below) - is
standard reading throughout the Middle East. This particular
theory is a popular one because it seems to give an answer
to many Muslims (and not a few Christians as well) concerning
what many perceive to be America's slavish and unreasonable
devotion to the Jewish state; a theory predicated upon
a belief by many in the existence of a NEW YORK-JERUSALEM
AXIS controlled by a mysterious cabal of Satan-worshipping
Jewish financiers associated with the Trilateral Commission
and the Council on Foreign Relations.
JEWS AS THE HIDDEN-HAND
BEHIND THE ATTACK ON THE WTC
And these stories just keep on coming. For instance,
the events of September 11th have given rise to the theory
that Israel was the "hidden hand" behind the
attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon
- a theory that was given a certain amount of "legitimacy"
in Pakistan a few days after the attacks when General
Rashid Qureshi, the public-relations chief for President
Pervez Musharraf, told Newsweek that the attacks
were carried out by the Israeli Mossad, and that all the
Jewish employees of the WTC had mysteriously failed to
show up for work on the day of the attack. [In fact, Jews
suffered far more deaths from the attack on the WTC than
any other group in relation to their percent of the population
These stories - and many others beside - give evidence
to the fact that anti-Semitism is making a big "comeback"
not only in the world at large, but in this country as
well. The truth is, a great many Americans today would
not find it particularly difficult to agree with Daniel
Bernard, France's ambassador to Great Britain, when -
according to Newsweek - he was overheard to say
at a private dinner party in London:
"... that shitty little country (i.e., Israel)!
Why should the world be in danger of World War III because
of these people (i.e., the Jewish people)?"
BILLY GRAHAM AND THE JEWS
Indeed, one of the great "open secrets" of
today's America is that there remains a HUGE
reservoir of anti-Jewish hostility in this country, especially
in the Religious Right - THE CORE ELEMENT OF GEORGE
BUSH'S POLITICAL CONSTITUENCY; and this hostility
is clearly reflected in their hate-filled rhetoric against
the ACLU. [Please see "The
Republican Party And The Jews."]
Why? - because, in the artful phraseology which has over
the years come to surround anti-Semitism in the United
States, THE ACLU HAS BECOME NOTHING MORE THAN A CODEWORD
FOR THE JEWS. The truth is, there are a lot of Christians
who would have little trouble echoing Billy Graham when
he told Richard Nixon that the Jews had established a
stranglehold on the country, and that -
"This stranglehold has got to be broken or the
country's GOING DOWN THE DRAIN."
Pretty harsh stuff! Going down the drain! - i.e., that
the Jews are responsible for ruining the United States!
Wow! Nonetheless, if words are to be taken at their face
value - that's what Graham was saying here! - i.e., that
Jewish influence in the United States was ruining the
country. That sounds like something Hitler, or Goering,
or Goebbles, or Himmler would have said about Germany
sixty years ago. And, indeed, it is! [Please see "The
Jews, The Minorities And The Multicultural Imperative."]
"... there is a powerful bloc of Jews in this
country that are putting out the pornographic stuff."
Plainly, Graham believes that Jews are responsible for
America's lapsed morality. This, of course, is what Hitler
et. al. believed too. Graham persists with
even more caustic remarks about the Jews,
"A lot of Jews are great friends of mine. They
swarm around me and are friendly to me ... THEY
DON'T KNOW HOW I REALLY FEEL."
Since these remarks surfaced a few months ago as a result
of recently de-classified and released Nixon tape recordings
from the National Archives, a great number of "Graham-experts"
and apologists have been hauled out to cite Graham's "unstinting
support" for Israel over the years and to "write
off" Graham's anti-Semitic remarks as something that
"should not be taken out of context" - in other
words, what people should do is ignore the implications
of Graham's "unguarded" White House "table
WE NEED TO BE HONEST ABOUT GRAHAM
But come on now! What is more likely to be representative
of the REAL Graham? - his "unguarded"
remarks about the Jews to close confidants and friends?
Or his carefully contrived public statements? Come on!
- be honest here! Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch
Magazine believes that such thinking is very representative
of the white, country club kind of Christian that - SADLY
- Graham has come to mirror over the years. Cockburn writes
knowingly and very sarcastically,
"Don't people know that this sort of stuff is
consonant with the standard conversational fare at 75
percent of the country clubs in America, not to mention
many a Baptist soiree. Nixon thought American Jews were
lefty peaceniks who dominated the Democratic Party and
were behind the attacks on him. Graham reckoned it was
Hollywood Jews who had sunk the nation in porn."
SCHIZOPHRENIA, THE JEWS,
AND THE EVANGELICALS
Moreover, one should not be thrown off track with regard
to Graham and the many others like him in the evangelical
Christian community because of their "unstinting
support" for the state of Israel.
While it's true that there is a lot of support from evangelicals
like Graham, Robertson, Falwell, etc. for Israel, that
does not seem to detract a great many of them from their
disgust of the Jewish people in general. Evangelicals
are SCHIZOPHRENIC on this point - and that
SCHIZOPHRENIA has a lot to do with their
view of the Jewish people as "Supermen" or Obermenschen
(or sometimes as Untermenschen) [Please see "Pat
Robertson, Illuminism, And The New World Order."].
Like the nursery rhyme about the "little girl with
the cute little curl in her forehead," evangelicals
somehow or other believe that when the Jews are "...
good, they are very, very good, but when they're bad,
they're horrid" - i.e., that when Jews accept Christ,
they become almost superhuman in their Christianity, but
when they reject Him, they become anti-Christs in their
hatred of God. But the Bible doesn't admit to this kind
of distinction between the Jews and the Gentiles; on the
contrary, the Bible says:
"For ALL have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God ..." (Rom. 3:23)
And it goes on to say:
"... there is NO difference between
the Jew and the Greek (i.e., the gentiles) ..."
A PERPETUAL HATRED
All this to say nothing about the very obvious PERPETUAL
hatred that the Islamic world has for Israel - a hatred
that is poised to finish what Hitler tried to do: Drive
the Jews of Israel into the ocean and TOTALLY annihilate
There is no bridging this hatred; no way to resolve it.
There is no longer any room for common ground between
the Islamic world and the Jews.
Even if Israel were to withdraw to its so-called 1967
borders, give up its defensive positions along the Jordan
River, withdraw from all its settlements on the West Bank
and Gaza, that would probably still not be the end of
it. This is what Hussein Ibish and Ali Abunimah, both
Palestinians, believe. They write:
"... the occupation is only one of two major issues
standing in the way of an end to the century-old conflict.
The denial of the right of millions of Palestinian refugees,
those displaced in the 1948 and 1967 wars and their
descendants, to return to their homes and land is also
a fundamental obstacle. Unlike the occupation, it is
an issue which has never been seriously addressed or
properly understood in the U.S. All recent American
and Israeli proposals for Israeli-Palestinian peace
have been predicated on an unworkable and disastrous
concept: that the world's largest group of refugees
would renounce or be denied this basic human right."
But if the Israelis grant the Palestinians the "Right
of Return," it will mean the end of Israel as a Jewish
state. Contra wise, if the Jews refuse to grant the Palestinians
this concession, the suicide bombings will no doubt continue
endlessly into the future. As Newsweek suggested
"Israelis know - as should the rest of the world
- that the real division among Palestinians is not between
those who want peace in the Western sense - i.e., as
a point after which the world lives free of tensions
with a consciousness of reconciliation. In reality,
the number of Palestinian leaders holding this view
is minuscule. THE FUNDAMENTAL SCHISM IS BETWEEN THOSE
WHO WANT TO BRING ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL BY
CONTINUING THE PRESENT STRUGGLE, AND THOSE WHO BELIEVE
THAT AN AGREEMENT NOW WOULD BE A BETTER STRATEGY TO
RALLY FORCES FOR THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN LATER ON."
Either way, Israel will eventually have to go if the
Islamic world is to be satisfied!
I WILL SAVE THEE
All these things - the anti-Semitism, the anti-Zionism,
the irreconcilable differences between the Muslims and
the Israelis over Israel's presence in the Holy Land -
have conspired together to produce a feeling of dreadful
PARANOIA in the Jews regarding how the rest
of the world feels about them, and a parallel sense THAT
WAR WITH THE PALESTINIANS (AND INDEED THE ENTIRE ISLAMIC
COMMUNITY) IS INEVITABLE. The very real fact of the
matter is, Israel's back is up against the wall, and so
much so that Jewish historian Amos Elon writes:
"I'M IN SUCH DESPAIR BECAUSE I FEAR IT IS TOO
LATE. AND I HAVE ONLY TOLD YOU HALF OF WHAT I FEAR."
But the Bible says:
"And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a
curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house
of Israel; SO WILL I SAVE YOU, and ye
shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be
"For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought
to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath,
saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not:
"So again have I thought in these days to do well
unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: FEAR
YE NOT." (Zech. 8:13-15)
SET THY FACE AGAINST MOUNT SEIR
And so God warns Israel's enemies, and most especially
those Muslim nations in the Middle East who have arrayed
themselves against Israel's presence in the Holy Land:
"Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir (i.e.,
those nations that immediately surround Israel), and
prophesy against it,
"And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold,
O mount Seir, I AM AGAINST THEE, and I
will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will
make thee most desolate.
"I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be
desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD."
Listen brothers and sisters: it is a fearful thing for
someone to hear those words from God, "I AM
AGAINST THEE." There can be no more frightening
thing in all the world, because we are dealing with God
here. The Bible says:
"... fear not them which kill the body, but are
not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him (i.e.,
God) which is able to destroy both soul and body in
hell." (Matt. 10:28)
And why is it EXACTLY that God is against
Mt. Seir? The Lord explains:
"BECAUSE THOU HAS HAD A PERPETUAL HATRED
(against Israel), and hast shed the blood of the children
of Israel by the force of the sword ..." (Ezek.
Now I ask you, Who is it today that has A PERPETUAL
HATRED against Israel? Is it not CLEARLY
those who are carrying out the suicide bombings in Jerusalem,
in Tel Aviv, in Natanya, etc? SUICIDE BOMBING!
- now that's hatred!
The Bible says that God is AGAINST THEM
(i.e., all those who hate Israel in this way) and He will
PURSUE THEM UNTO BLOOD!
Specifically, the Bible says:
"Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will
prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee:
sith (since) thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall
"Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and
cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
"And I will fill his mountains with his slain
men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy
rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.
"I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy
cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am
the LORD." (Ezek. 35:6-9)
SOMETHING DREADFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
Listen to me: you do not want to be found on the "RECEIVING"
end of these verses for any reason! God is warning you!
Get away, and get away fast! He is warning all those that
are "round about" Israel - all those who will
hear Him out on this matter - get away as quickly as possible.
SOMETHING DREADFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, and
you do not want to be around when it occurs.
All you believing Arabs who dwell in the vicinity of
Mt. Seir, all you who believe and are "called according
to His purpose," get away - and get your friends
and families away too. A great calamity is coming. Something
horrible is about to happen: all those who today say that
Israel has no right to be where she is; all those who
think that the Jewish people are trespassing on Palestinian
land, you SHALL BE DESTROYED:
"I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall
pursue thee." (Ezek. 35:6)
What's that say, then, about those who believe that Israel
has no right to the so-called "West Bank?" Who
say that they are going to drive Israel into the sea?
Who say that Israel should negotiate with the Palestinians?
Who say that Israel should give up East Jerusalem and
the Temple Mount? Who hate Israel with a PERPETUAL
HATRED? - it says that God -
"... will even do according to thine anger (i.e.,
HATRED), and according to thine envy which
thou hast used out of thy HATRED against
them; and I will make myself known among them, when
I have judged thee." (Ezek. 35:11)
In other words, what the Bible is saying here is that
God will hate these people to the degree that they have
hated the Jewish people and the state of Israel.
WHO ARE YOU TO SAY TO GOD WHAT'S FAIR?
God is going to HATE them to the degree
that they hated Israel? Wow! - you say that that's not
fair? - well, I tell you something, WHO ARE YOU TO
SAY TO GOD WHAT'S NOT FAIR? The Bible says:
"Nay but, O man, WHO ART THOU THAT REPLIEST
AGAINST GOD? Shall the thing formed say to him that
formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
"Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the
same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another
unto dishonour?" (Rom. 9:20-21)
We must understand something here! HE IS THE POTTER
AND WE ARE THE CLAY. There is nothing more to be said
- and God help those who would dare to say otherwise and
challenge God's UTTER and TOTAL
supremacy and sovereignty in this matter! The Bible says:
"Who is this (i.e., man) that darkeneth counsel
by words WITHOUT knowledge?
"Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will
demand of thee, and answer thou me (if you can).
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of
the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
"Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?
"Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the corner stone thereof;
"When the morning stars sang together ...?
"Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake
forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
"When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and
thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
"And brake up for it my decreed place, and set
bars and doors,
"And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further:
and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
"Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days;
and caused the dayspring to know his place;
"That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
"It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand
as a garment.
"And from the wicked their light is withholden,
and the high arm shall be broken.
"Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea?
or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
"Have the gates of death been opened unto thee?
or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
"Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth?
declare if thou knowest it all.
"Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as
for darkness, where is the place thereof,
"That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof,
and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house
"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
"Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades,
or loose the bands of Orion?
"Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst
thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
"Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct
him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
"Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind,
"Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand
of thee, and declare thou unto me.
"Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou
condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
"Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder
with a voice like him?
"Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency;
and array thyself with glory and beauty (if you can)."
(Job 38-22, 31-33, 40:2, 6-9)
"DECK THYSELF NOW WITH MAJESTY AND EXCELLENCY;
AND ARRAY THYSELF WITH GLORY AND BEAUTY ..." if
Of course we can't!
GOD CHOSE ISRAEL ON THE BASIS OF GRACE
Again, I say: He is the Potter, and we are the clay.
But one should be perfectly clear here, God certainly
did not choose the Jews because the they were somehow
or other congenitally better than any other people on
earth; or because they were a people morally superior
to the people who surround them; or that they possess
some kind of innate spiritual DNA that predisposes them
He chose them in order to make an open show of His MERCY
- i.e., that His dealings with man are based on UNMERITED
FAVOR (i.e., GRACE) and nothing else. That's what
the Bible says:
"He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor
rewarded us according to our iniquities.
"For as the heaven is high above the earth, so
great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
"As far as the east is from the west, so far hath
he removed our transgressions from us.
"Like as a father pitieth his children, so the
LORD pitieth them that fear him.
"For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that
we are dust." (Ps. 103:10-14)
GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS
And His mercy toward Israel is an OPEN
and PUBLIC demonstration to that effect
- a historical display of His KINDNESS and
COMPASSION for ALL to see
who seek after God - for the Bible says that with regard
to this matter (i.e., His mercy), He is - as Peter says:
"... NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:
"But in EVERY nation he that feareth
him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him."
And the Bible goes on to explain what it means here by
the word "work:"
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of
God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." (John
What's that mean? - it means that our relationship with
God - whoever we are - is based on His mercy toward us
and not on any innate righteousness on our part; that
if we try to approach God on the basis of anything we
can do, we will surely fail. The Bible says:
"... we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade
as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken
us away." (Is. 64:6)
And again, the Bible says:
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no,
"They are all gone out of the way, they are together
become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good,
no, not one." (Rom. 3:10, 12)
And so it is that we must trust in God's mercy to clothe
us with His righteousness. But what assurance do we have
that He will do so? For those of us who believe, we have,
of course, the assurance of the Written Word:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his
only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER (that
surely includes everyone, no matter who they are or
what they've done) believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
And the Bible goes on to say:
"For by GRACE (i.e., unmerited favor)
ARE YE SAVED through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
"NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should
boast." (Eph. 2:8-9)
And Israel is God's OPEN and very PUBLIC
demonstration in the HISTORICAL RECORD and
IN THE EVENTS OF TODAY, that God saves man
on the basis of His mercy alone, and not on the basis
of any righteousness we think we possess. After all, if
God can remain faithful to Israel despite all that Israel
has done, and all that she has failed to do, He can remain
faithful to ALL those who call upon His
name - and that He will fulfill ALL the
promises He has made to us and bring us safely through
to the end.
GOD'S MERCY TO ISRAEL AND
THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL NOT FAIL
Contra wise, if God's promises to Israel fail on the
basis of Israel's unfaithfulness, than we also stand in
jeopardy of our future - for surely the church has been
as unfaithful to God as Israel has been - OR HAVE
YOU BEEN READING OUR MATERIAL FOR NAUGHT? The
very real truth of the matter is, the church's historical
record is every bit as tawdry and cheap as is Israel's,
and to think otherwise is to reveal yourself as an IDIOT.
It's for this reason that those who condemn Israel because
she supposedly is no different from any other nation are
so wrong. While THEY ARE RIGHT that she
possesses no higher innate morality than do the Palestinians,
no greater virtue, no higher sense of decency and purity,
they are still very wrong because THAT'S NOT THE
The point is UNMERITED FAVOR - i.e., GRACE.
That's the point - and that if God can save Israel on
that basis, He can also save you on that basis as well
- whether you are Jew or Arab, Iranian or Turk, Russian
or Chinese (China, of course, is today the home of more
REAL Christians than anywhere else on earth,
despite the fact of their unrelenting persecution by the
Chinese government) - whoever you are! All this to say
that God will surely save NATIONAL Israel,
for the Scriptures say that on THAT day,
"... THEY (i.e., Israel) SHALL LOOK
UPON ME WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED (very obviously the
Lord), and they shall mourn for him (i.e., Jesus), as
one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness
(i.e., great sorrow) for him (i.e., Christ, whom they
rejected), as one that is in bitterness (i.e., great
sorrow) for his firstborn." (Zech. 12:8)
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