A WITNESS FOR THE KINGDOM

PART 1:

Standing against the connection between the elites of the American New World Order System and the church; renewing the church's connection with the poor

NOTE: Please see the addendum at the end of this article for important information that cannot help but directly impact the substance of this article.

BY: S.R. SHEARER
May 29, 2013

BABYLON THE GREAT - THEN AND NOW.


"Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth [speaking concerning the United States (i.e., "Babylon the Great")]: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain." (Jeremiah 51:25) [Please see Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17;" please also see our documentary, "Greed Is Good."]


NOTE: We URGE you to read (or re-read) our article, "The Good News of the Coming Kingdom." If one fails to understand what the "Gospel of the Kingdom" is all about, then he will fail to understand what the "Last Days" are all about, and the Prophetic Scriptures will remain an enigma to him.



PREFACE

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted

Jesus said:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised ..." (Luke 4:18) [Please read our article, "The Principles of the Kingdom."]

And again He said,

"... Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God." (Luke 6:20)

And again:

"If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." (Matt. 19:21)

And again,

"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." (Matt. 16:24)

And again,

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matt. 6:19-21)

And yet again,

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?" (Matt. 6:24-25)

THESE VERSES HAVE BEEN
EXICISED FROM TODAY'S BIBLE

But these verses and others like them have been excised from the Bibles used in most evangelical churches today; instead books like Bruce Wilkinson's The Prayer of Jabez (a book so inane and foolish - even CHILDISH - that it fairly boggles the mind) are embraced – books that celebrate a concept of Christianity that is frivolous, superficial, silly and trifling.

Wilkinson's book celebrates GREED as a guiding principle in the Christian life; it presents God as nothing more than a "SUGAR-DADDY" whose sole object in life is to make Christians happy. For example, Wilkinson writes:

"If you didn't ask God for a blessing yesterday, you didn't get all that you were supposed to have. And be sure to ask EXTRAVAGANTLY, for you nothing but God's fullest blessings (meaning, of course, MATERIAL blessings) will do.

"Don't worry about coming across as selfish, for this is exactly the kind of request our Father longs to hear ... you will be so overwhelmed ... that you will find yourself saying, 'It's too much! Hold some of your blessings back'."

NEEEDLESS TO SAY, THIS KIND OF CHRISTIANITY DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO PROVIDE ANSWERS (spiritual or otherwise) THAT CAN CORRESPOND TO EVEN THE MOST MINIMAL NEEDS OF THE POOR AND THE DOWNTRODDEN.

All it has to offer is an "icky-sweet," "Pottery Barn" kind of Christianity that purveys nothing more than bland pleasantries, empty kindnesses, and hollow affabilities from its garland bedecked pulpits week after week - the kind of congenial, so-called "family values" Christianity that goes down so nicely in places like Simi Valley, Fort Lauderdale, Malibu, and Granite Bay; the kind of Christianity one hears preached from the pulpits of evangelical leaders like the late D. James Kennedy, Charles Stanley, Jack Hayford, and the late John Wimber; but it's not the kind of Christianity that would do those living in South-Central L.A. much good, or the kind of Christianity that would be of any help to the poor in Mozambique, Zambia or Botswana. [Please see our article, "Africa, Awake: the American Church Is Not Your Friend."]

JOEL OSTEEN

An "icky-sweet," "Pottery Barn" kind Christianity that purveys nothing more than bland pleasantries

The spirituality of today's church is a REI variety of Christianity that is suspicious of passion and fearful of people who communicate their views without concession. It's a Christianity that doesn't trust people who are absolute in their convictions, and who are impatient with "compromise" and the occasional so-called "necessity" of sometimes having to sacrifice principle to what they call "reality" and the"necessities" (really, the amenities) of the "here and now." [Please see our article, "Courteous Guides on the Road to Hell."]

MAKING A CHOICE BETWEEN THE JOEL OSTEEN-TYPE OF CHRISTIANITY & THE CHRISTIANITY OF THE BIBLE

"Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me ..."

In the 32nd Chapter of the Book of Exodus, the Bible says:

"And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

"And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

"And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

"And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt ...

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves

"They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt ...

"And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

"Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me ..." (Exodus 32:1-4, 7-8, 25-26)

And so it is today: the Lord is crying out:

"Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me ..."

A GREAT SEPARATION IS OCCURRING

A great SEPARATION is occurring in the church today! – and it has to do with those who are willing to separate themselves out from today's apostate church, and those who are not willing to do so. The question before YOU is, Which side are you on? The side of today's apostate church, or are you willing to go OUTSIDE the camp and suffer with Jesus? -

"Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

"Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

"For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come." (Hebrews 13:12-14)

The Gospel of Prosperity to which all these leaders subscribe.

Will you choose to identify yourself with the people described above, or will you instead identify yourself with today's fallen church? –- i.e., those Christians who identify themselves with the rich elites of the American New World Order System – i.e., the church of John Hagee, Rod Parsley's 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 - or does one really believe that the rich are open to the Gospel? [We urge you to read our articles, "The Marxist Paradigm" and "Capitalism and Christianity."]

The eye of a
SEWING needle

If you believe that, you believe it in TOTAL contravention to the Scriptures.

The Bible says:

"... It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matt. 19:24)

And, again it says:

"For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called ..." (1 Cor. 1:26)

The Apostle Paul writes concerning those Christians who have "bought into" today's Christianity:

"For I have told you often before, and I say it again now with tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road who have become the ENEMIES of the cross of Christ. Their future is ... LOSS ... [for] all they think about is this life here on earth." [Phil. 3:18-19 (Amp.)]

-- Antipas

by S.R. Shearer

INTRODUCTION

There exists today a powerful COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM that is attempting to mimic the "Father's Kingdom" that was proclaimed by Christ at the Last Supper: specifically, when Jesus -

"... took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

"And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

"For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

"But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, UNTIL THAT DAY WHEN I DRINK IT NEW WITH YOU IN MY FATHER'S KINGDOM." (Matt. 26:26-29)

The Last Supper by DaVinci

THE COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM
AND THE GREAT DECEPTION

It is a counterfeit kingdom that claims to stand for Christ's rule on earth, but in reality serves the Prince of Darkness rather than Christ the Lord.

It is PRECISELY the presence of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM on earth in the "Latter Days" that is the immediate cause of the "GREAT DECEPTION" of the "end of the age." [Please see our article, "The Great Deception."]

THAT DECEPTION WORKS IN TWO WAYS:

  1. First, it deceives Christians into thinking that by serving this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM they are serving Christ - when, in reality, they are serving the "Prince of this world" [i.e., Satan (cf. John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; and Eph. 2:2)] – and, sadly, those Christians who choose to serve this kingdom are precisely those to whom the Lord will say on THAT day:

    "NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    "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 works?

    "And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, ye that work iniquity." (Matt. 7:21-23) [Please see our article, "The God-Men of the American New World Order System."]

"NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, LORD,
LORD, SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN..."

And -

"... and THE RICH HE
HATH SENT EMPTY AWAY."

  1. Second, the presence of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM brings terrible disrepute and shame on God's holy Name - especially insofar as the poor of the world are concerned; it advances the horrid fraud that Christ's kingdom is a matter for the rich and powerful rather than what it really is: a place where, as Mary - the mother of Jesus - described it, He -

    "... hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

    "He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

    "He hath filled the hungry with good things; and THE RICH HE HATH SENT EMPTY AWAY." (Luke 1:51-53)

[THIS DESCRIPTION (i.e., Luke 1:51-53) IS HARDLY A PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM to which Christian leaders such as C. Peter Wagner, Tim LaHaye, Beverley LaHaye, Gary Bauer, James Dobson, Bob Dugan, Ron Godwin, Robert Grant, Rebecca Hagelin, Bob Jones, Alan Keyes, Peter Marshall, Sam Moore, Pat Robertson, Duane Motley, Ralph Reed, Oliver North, Phyllis Schafley, Jim Woodall, John Ankerberg, E.V. Hill, James Robison, Jay Sekulow, Larry Burkett, Reed Larson, etc., etc., etc. have pledged themselves. No wonder the Lord will declare to these leaders and those who follow them, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matt, 7:23). [Please see our articles, "Christianity in the Service a Religio-Political-Terrorist State" and "A Woman Riding a Beast Going forth Conquering to Conquer."]

Come on now! - is it that difficult to see that when the armies of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM ravage and pillage the earth - ALL IN THE NAME OF CHRIST AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH - that the poor of the earth would be offended by it, and "turned-off" to Christ? What would you think if you were one of the citizens of Falujah and had had your city "liberated" IN THE NAME OF CHRIST by the American army - death squad-style? To say nothing of seeing your neighborhood blown up by 2,000 pound bombs - once again, IN THE NAME OF THE PRINCE OF PEACE? Be honest! - what would you think? [Please see our article, "Sowing the Seeds of the Gog / Magog War;" please also see our documentary, "Greed Is Good;" finally, for those who wish to follow the connection between the church and America's intelligence agencies - and most especially, the connection between the church and America's "Special Operation Groups" – please see our article, "Remembering Dachau."]

Come on now! - is it that difficult to see that when the armies of this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM ravage and pillage the earth - ALL IN THE NAME OF CHRIST AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH - that the poor of the earth would be offended by it, and "turned-off" to Christ?

The Gospel of the Kingdom is the antidote (i.e., the antitoxin) to the work (poison) of this great SHAM KINGDOM.

The Gospel of the Kingdom is the antidote (i.e., the anti-toxin) to the work (poison) of this great
SHAM KINGDOM.

WHERE YOU COME IN – LIKE THE CHILDREN OF ISSACHAR

It declares that this COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM and the APOSTATE CHURCH that supports this kingdom are none of Christ's; it is exactly here that God has (as it were) a great need for witnesses to this affect; people like –

"... the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do ..." (1 Chronicles 12:32)

People like YOU!

WHAT IS A WITNESS?

The dictionary defines a witness as someone who has knowledge relevant to an event or other matter of interest. In law a witness is someone who can provide testimonial evidence, either oral or written, of what he or she knows.

Rear Window starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

The dictionary defines a witness as someone who has knowledge relevant to an event or other matter of interest. In law a witness is someone who can provide testimonial evidence, either oral or written, of what he or she knows.

A witness differs from an "informant" whose identity is withheld from at least one party (typically the criminal defendant). A witness, on the other hand, is a person who gives testimony IN PUBLIC and UNDER OATH.

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1947)
starring Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich

A witness is a person who gives testimony IN PUBLIC and UNDER OATH.

Now listen to me very carefully here: We have NOT been called in these "Last Days" as "INFORMANTS," but as "WITNESSES." The testimony we have been called to give must be PUBLIC; it must affect the public in an open and straight-forward manner; it cannot be made in secret; it is useless to God's purposes when given in privacy and in the safety of one's living room and among one's closest friends.

WE HAVE NOT BEEN CALLED IN THESE LAST DAYS AS "INFORMANTS" WHERE OUR IDENTITIES CAN BE HIDDEN.

WE HAVE INSTEAD BEEN CALLED AS "WITNESSES," AND, THEREFORE, OUR IDENTITIES CANNOT BE HIDDEN

WE MUST BEAR WITNESS AGAINST
TODAY'S APOSTATE RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT

Speaking concerning the religious establishment of His day, Jesus said:

"My name is blasphemed among the heathen (i.e., unbelievers) because of you." (Romans 2:24)

And while that was true 2,000 years ago, it is a thousand times truer today with regard to the religious establishment of our day – that wicked group of mostly evangelical leaders who have linked the church to the financial elites of the American New World Order System – again, people such as Paul Crouch, Jack Hayford, Charles Stanley, D. James Kennedy, Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner, Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, 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, ad nauseum. [We URGE you to see our articles on the blasphemous nature of today's Christianity, "Luciferic Christianity" and "The God-Men of the American New World Order System."]

C. Wright Mills

Speaking concerning the financial elite with which the leaders of the American church have allied themselves, the late Professor C. Wright Mills of Columbia University writes,

"The pursuit of the moneyed-life is ... (the elite's) commanding value, in relation to which the influence of other values has declined, so ... (that they have) easily become morally ruthless in its pursuit ..."

"(They have) narrowed the meaning of 'success' to big money and in these terms condemn failure as the chief vice, raising money to the plane of absolute value."


THE CHURCH'S ALLIES -
THE ELITES OF TODAY'S AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM

"The pursuit of the moneyed-life is ... (the elite's) commanding value, in relation to which the influence of other values has declined, so ... (that they have) easily become morally ruthless in its pursuit ..."

It is exactly for this reason that Jesus said:

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [SEWING] needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:25)

The eye of a
SEWING needle

NOTE: There are, of course, those Christians who have been told by their pastors that "the eye of the needle" through which a "rich man shall hardly pass" (referenced also in Matt. 19:24 and Mark 10:25) is the name of a narrow gate in the walls of Jerusalem, through which a camel, with some difficulty, could actually get through.

This is what Father John Neuhaus, a Catholic and the darling of all those evangelicals who today are pressing for a rapprochement with the conservative wing of the Catholic Church -- evangelicals like Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition and president of the Christian Broadcasting Network; Charles Colson, head of the International Prison Fellowship Ministry; Steve and Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition; Dr. Richard Land and Dr. Larry Lewis, officers of the Southern Baptist Convention; Mark Noll, of Wheaton College; Glen Cole of the Assemblies of God, etc. -- believes.

But such a contention is so COMPLETELY ridiculous that even Peter Singer (hardly a Christian), clearly sees through this hypocrisy.

Writing in the humanist magazine Free Inquiry, Singer sarcastically (but very properly) reveals the "pretense to virtue" of Christians as they squirm to avoid the clear meaning of these Scriptures (i.e., Luke 18:25, Matt. 19:24 and Mark 10:25) - A "PRETENSE TO VIRTUE" UPON WHICH THE OIL ELITES CLEARLY HANG THEIR HATS.

Father John Neuhaus (R) - the darling of such evangelicals as Chuck Colson, Dr. Richard Land and Pat Robertson - and humanist Peter Singer (L).

As Singer points out, there is zero archeological or historical evidence for this interpretation, which can only be traced as far back as the ninth century. Jesus was using a metaphor popular at the time, although one that usually referred to elephants rather than camels.

And, moreover, the disciples very evidently understood what Jesus meant here - i.e., that it was impossible for a rich man to enter heaven - because,

"... they were ASTONISHED OUT OF MEASURE (at this teaching), saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?" (Mark 10:26)

To this question, Christ offers a crumb of reassurance: "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Possibly! Maybe! - but the original injunction stands: Christians who want to follow Jesus and inherit eternal life will do well to give all they have to the poor. Hardly an idea calculated to win Christianity the devotion of the rich!

Hardly a saying that pastors - who desperately need the support of the rich if they are going to keep up the mortgage payments on their super-churches - can use to persuade "men of wealth" to take a seat on their Board of Trustees as Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas has done with Archie Dunham, the Chairman and CEO of Conoco Oil.

God help us as a community of faith! - what are we doing as Christians in making common cause with such people?

THE WHITE ROSE SOCIETY

This is what Sophie Scholl and the other members of the White Rose Society asked themselves about Hitler and Nazism at the height of World War II, when it seemed that nothing could stop the German war machine. And this is what all of us must ask ourselves today.

Commenting on the life and death of Sophie Scholl and her compatriots, Lucy Burns of the BBC writes:

"Seventy years ago, three German students were executed in Munich for leading a resistance movement against Hitler. In 1943, World War II was at its height - but in Munich, the centre of Nazi power, a group of students had started a campaign of passive resistance.

"Liselotte Furst-Ramdohr, already a widow at the age of 29 following her husband's death on the Russian front, was introduced to the White Rose group by her friend, Alexander Schmorell.

Liselotte Furst-Ramdohr - then and now

"Schmorell and his friends Christoph Probst, and Hans & Sophie Scholl had started writing leaflets encouraging Germans to join them in resisting the Nazi regime.

Alexander Schmorell was sentenced to death on 19 April 1943 at the Volksgerichtshof (People's Court) in the second trial against the White Rose. In the letters he wrote from prison he tried to console his family and assured them that he was at peace with his fate and not fearful of death because of his faith in Jesus Christ. On July 13, 1943, at the age of 25, Schmorell was put to death by guillotine along with Kurt Huber at the Munich-Stadelheim Prison.

"With the help of a small group of collaborators, they distributed the leaflets to addresses selected at random from the phone book.

"Furst-Ramdohr says the group couldn't understand how the German people had been so easily led into supporting the Nazi Party and its ideology.

"The White Rose delivered the leaflets by hand to addresses in the Munich area, and sent them to other cities through trusted couriers. Furst-Ramdohr never delivered the leaflets herself but hid them in a broom cupboard in her flat. She also helped Schmorell make stencils in her flat and on the nights of 8 and 15 February, the White Rose graffitied the slogans on walls across Munich."

Furst-Ramdohr (who was not herself a Christian) remembers the activists - who were risking their lives for their beliefs - as young and naive. 'They must have been able to tell how bad things were, it was ridiculous', she says.

She remembers Sophie Scholl , later the subject of an Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, as being so scared that she used to sleep in her brother's bed.

Sophie Scholl: "WE ARE CHRISTIAN!"

NOTE: As to why she and her brother took on this role that eventually lead to their deaths at the hands of the Nazi Courts, Sophie stated, " WE ARE CHRISTIAN."It was because of her faith that she could not look away from the shame that Hitler was bringing on the church by claiming to be a Christian (see note below, "Standing up for their Faith.)

Sophie believed that it was impossible for true Christians to stand aside while Hitler made such a claim. It brought shame to the Savior she loved with all her heart. Here is an excerpt from her final words before she died -

"How can we expect God to let a righteous cause prevail when there is hardly anyone who will give himself up undividedly to the cause?"

Powerful words from a women only 22 who truly lived in her time and space, I pray we are brave enough to truly live in our own day.

Furst-Ramdohr continues:

"Hans was very afraid too, but they wanted to keep going because of their faith – their faith demanded it."

She goes on to say:

"On 18 February, Hans and Sophie Scholl set off on their most daring expedition yet.

"They planned to distribute copies of their sixth - and as it would turn out, final - leaflet at the University of Munich, where students would find them as they came out of lectures. The siblings left piles of the leaflets around the central stairwell. But as they reached the top of the stairs, Sophie still had a number of leaflets left over - so she threw them over the balcony, to float down to the students below.

University of Munich

"She was seen by a caretaker, who called the Gestapo. Hans Scholl had a draft for another leaflet in his pocket, which he attempted to swallow, but the Gestapo were too quick.

Hans Scholl and his sister, Sophie.

"The Scholl siblings were arrested and tried in front of an emergency session of the People's Court. They were found guilty and executed by guillotine, along with their friend and collaborator Christoph Probst, on 22 February 1943 (a mere 4 days after their arrest).

The courtroom in Munich where Hans and Sophie Scholl were sentenced to death


Guillotine similar to the one used to execute Scholl and other members of the White Rose in 1943. We are reminded of the words in the Apocalypse:

"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years." (Revelation 20:4)

"The rest of the White Rose group was thrown into panic. Alexander Schmorell went straight to Lilo Forst-Ramdohr's flat, where she helped him find new clothes and a fake passport. Schmorell attempted to flee to Switzerland but was forced to turn back by heavy snow. Returning to Munich, he was captured after a former girlfriend recognized him entering an air raid shelter during a bombing raid. He was arrested, and later executed."

Sophie Scholl's grave inside the prison where she was executed.


STANDING UP FOR THEIR FAITH

There exists a great difference between what Sophie Scholl and her "brothers and sisters" in the White Rose Society were doing in Germany, and what those were doing who stood up for the Christian faith in the old Soviet Union and its satellite states during the Cold War; the difference is this: in the case of Wurmbrand, the battle he was engaged in was against a satanic system that denied the existence of God – which placed Wurmbrand and his followers in a situation that was clearly "white and black."

In the case of Scholl and the other members of the White Rose, it was not a "black and white" situation at all. Like the antiChrist to come, Hitler claimed to be a Christian; and more than that, he claimed to be fighting against the "Godless forces of Communism" much as the Templar Knights did in their war against Islam 1,000 years ago. [Please see Chapter XI of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, "AntiChrist: King of Babylon."]

HITLER AS A KNIGHT TEMPLAR IN THE CAUSE OF CHRIST

Hitler claimed to be a Christian; and more than that, he claimed to be fighting the "Godless forces of Communism" much as the Templar Knights did in their war against Islam 1,000 years ago. [Please see our articles, "The Origins of the Illuminist Myth" and "Pat Robertson and the New World Order."

For example, on February 4, 1933, Hitler promised in a radio broadcast to the German people:

"The national government ... will maintain and defend the foundations on which the power of our nation rests. It will offer strong protection to Christianity as the very basis of our collective morality."

Two weeks later, on February 16, 1933, Hitler went even further in affirming his devotion to Christianity. In a speech at Stuttgart, Hitler asserted,

"Today Christians ... stand at the head of Germany ... I pledge that I never will tie myself to parties who want to destroy Christianity ... We want to fill our culture again with the Christian spirit ... We want to burn out all the recent immoral developments in literature, in the theater, and in the press - in short, we want to burn out the poison of immorality which has entered into our whole life and culture as a result of liberal excess during the past ... [few] years."

The task that fell to Sophie and her friends, then, was to expose the fraud that Hitler was attempting to foist on the German people: they had to juxtapose the teachings of Christ as contained in the Bible over and against Hitler. Still, it shouldn't have been that difficult if there had been an audience willing to open their eye to what was happening. Sadly, there wasn't – which permitted the German court that sentenced Sophie and her friends in the White Rose to death to claim that they were doing so in the name of Christ.

Nonetheless, the members of the White Rose persisted. In their first leaflet to the German people, Sophie and her compatriots remarked on a truism that cries out to us today:

"If everyone waits until the other man makes a start, the messengers of avenging Nemesis will come steadily closer; then even the last victim will have been cast senselessly into the maw of the insatiable demon. Therefore every individual - conscious of his responsibility as a Christian - must stand up against the Nazi state."

NOTE: The plea here to Christians in Germany by the White Rose is very similar in tone and substance to the disdain that Samuel Beckett displayed for the frauds and phones of his day in his play, Waiting for Godotpeople who waited endlessly for someone else to take the first step in a dangerous enterprise.

Waiting for someone else to do what God has called them to do.

Waiting for Godot is a play where two characters wait for someone named Godot to "get things started." Nothing can begin until Godot arrives; in the meantime, they must wait. When Godot gets here, everything can begin; but until he does, people must wait. They must not be rash; they must not take "unnecessary risks."

"If everyone waits until the other man makes a start, the messengers of avenging Nemesis will come steadily closer ..."

All too often, however, this kind of thinking is nothing more than an excuse for inaction, and while those who imbibe such thoughts would never admit it, what they have done is to surrender themselves to a kind of pseudo-spirituality that makes "doing nothing" a virtue and "doing something" a sin - hence to do nothing is "spiritual" and "to act" betrays a "rashness" that is not only carnal, but "ungodly" and "untrusting." This was the kind of thinking against which Sophie Scholl was reacting when she said:

"If everyone waits until the other man makes a start, the messengers of avenging Nemesis will come steadily closer..."

In the fourth leaflet, they declared:

"Whoever today still doubts the reality, the existence of demonic powers, has failed by a wide margin to understand the spiritual background of this war. Behind the concrete, the visible events, behind all objective, logical considerations, we find the satanic element: The struggle against the demon, against the servants of the Antichrist. Everywhere and at all times demons have been lurking in the dark.

-- Sophie Scholl

"Every word that comes from Hitler's mouth is a lie. When he says peace, he means war, and when he blasphemously uses the name of the Almighty, he means the power of evil, the fallen angel, Satan. His mouth is the foul-smelling maw of Hell, and his might is at bottom accursed ...

"Whoever today still doubts the reality, the existence of demonic powers, has failed by a wide margin to understand the spiritual background of this war. Behind the concrete, the visible events, behind all objective, logical considerations, we find the satanic element: The struggle against the demon, against the servants of the Antichrist. Everywhere and at all times demons have been lurking in the dark, waiting for the moment when man is weak; when of his own volition he leaves his place in the order of Creation as founded for him by God in freedom; when he yields to the force of evil, separates himself from the powers of a higher order; and after voluntarily taking the first step, he is driven on to the next and the next at a furiously accelerating rate.

"Everywhere and at all times of greatest trial men have appeared, prophets and saints who cherished their freedom, who preached the One God and who with His help brought the people to a reversal of their downward course. Man is free, to be sure, but without the true God he is defenseless against the principle of evil. He is a like rudderless ship, at the mercy of the storm, an infant without his mother, a cloud dissolving into thin air.

"I ask you, you as a Christian wrestling for the preservation of your conscience, do not wait for ... someone else to go first. Has God not given you the strength, the will to fight?"

At the end of each leaflet, they wrote:

"Please reproduce and distribute these! Please make as many copies of this leaflet as you can and distribute them – WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE IMPLORE YOU TO DO WITH OUR LEAFLET!"

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Lilo Furst-Ramdohr was herself arrested on 2 March. She says,

"Two Gestapo men came to the flat and they turned everything upside down. They went through my letters, and then one of them said 'I'm afraid you'll have to come with us. They took me to the Gestapo prison in the Wittelsbach Palais on the tram - they stood behind my seat so I couldn't escape'."

She was regularly interrogated about her role in the White Rose, but eventually released without charge - a stroke of luck she puts down to her status as a war widow, and to the likelihood that the Gestapo was hoping she would lead them to other co-conspirators. After her release she was followed by the secret police for some time.

Furst-Ramdohr spent a month in Gestapo custody. She was regularly interrogated about her role in the White Rose, but eventually released without charge - a stroke of luck she puts down to her status as a war widow, and to the likelihood that the Gestapo was hoping she would lead them to other co-conspirators. After her release she was followed by the secret police for some time.

AND SO NOW IT'S OUR TURN ...

And so now it is our turn – our turn to follow in the footsteps of Sophie Scholl and the other members of the White Rose Society; it is precisely here that we come to the mystery of the Two Witnesses and the role that YOU have been called to play in this great mystery - if you so choose to do so.

Witnessing against the lies of the American New Order System and the church's involvement with it. LEFT TO RIGHT: Fred Palmquist and Jim Nesbitt in New York (also Sacramento and St. Louis); David Docherty in Turkey (also in Egypt and Korea); Lucy Shearer in Seattle. Of course, there are many more; sadly we do not have pictures of them all - people like Elizabeth Nebenfuhr in Federal Way, Trish in Centralia, Jack in Portland, Karen ("Ruthie" - a Jewish believer whose family was "killed off" in the Holocaust) in upstate New York, Stephen Bradley in Georgia (a former cop whose conscience would not let him remain one), etc.


NOTE: One should not think that it is necessary to hand out our leaflets (flyers) personally; it is enough that one should do what the members of the White Rose did: post the flyers on walls, trees, utility polls, leave them in union halls, in libraries, etc. Eventually the flyers distributed by the White Rose were copied and circulated throughout all of Germany.

Some even made it into Allied hands where they were then copied and dropped from Allied planes over Germany. That's the beauty of such leaflets (i.e. the written word); they possess a life of their own after they pass from one's possession.

In this connection, we want you to know that we are working on creating additional flyers.


Leaflets passed out by the White Rose Society

More next time!

A POSTSCRIPT TO "MORE NEXT TIME:"

If you possess no unction from the Lord – no whispering urging from Him – regarding distributing our flyer in your area – then don't! There can be little doubt that as time goes on, this part of our ministry will become ever more dangerous. Unless you hear that "still small voice" that Elijah heard in the desert some 2,500 years ago (1 Kings 19: 11-13) urging you to pick up this mantle as a witness "in the streets of Babylon," you will certainly collapse under the strain of this task. [Please see our article, "Read This Before You Protest: an open letter to those who want to protest against the government and the elites."]

We sincerely mean it when we say that not everyone is called to this task.

Nonetheless, we URGE you to pay close attention to this and following articles because these articles will reveal the role that the church – the real church - has been called upon to play in the "end of days."

God bless you all,

S.R. Shearer,
Antipas

AN EXTREMEY IMPORTANT
ADDENDUM TO THE PRESENT ARTICLE

In our article, "The New Permanent Obama Coalition," we stated that a sea-change in the nation's politics has taken place with grave implications for America's wealthy elites: Obama has constructed what appears to be a PERMANENT, left-wing, majority coalition of the "down-and-outers" of American society that the elites may find impossible to dislocate for years and years to come - and all this despite the scandals in which the Obama Administration presently finds itself; a coalition of "downscale voters" dependent on the largess of the government. Commenting on the implications of all this insofar as America's corporate elites are concerned, New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall writes:

"The slow implosion of the Republican Party - along with the growing strength of a new Democratic coalition dominated by low-to-middle-income voters - threatens the power of the corporate establishment ..."

The power and might of the American military undergirds the American elites' ability to rape and pillage the earth.

To make matters worse for America's wealthy elites, Obama intends to fund his "ENTITLEMENT COALITION," as his enemies derisively call his new coalition of downscale voters, with money stripped from the military budget - and if Obama strips enough money out of the Defense Budget it could spell the end of the American New World Order System which is dependent for its survival on the strength of the American military. THAT'S ENOUGH TO TERRIFY THE ELITES WHOSE WEALTH IS BASED ON THE VIABILITY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. [Please see our documentary, "Greed Is Good."]

However, the collapse of the American New World Order System is totally "OUT OF BOUNDS" insofar as the American elites are concerned, and they are more than willing to commit regicide (the murder of an American president) in its defense as the murder of JFK more than adequately illustrated. [Please see our articles, "MK-Ultra and the Search for the Manchurian Candidate," "An Unyielding Theology of Hate" and "The Men who Gathered Themselves together at Clint Murchisan's Dallas Home Forty-Five Years Ago."]

The CIA as "MURDER, INC."

And not only JFK, but a whole host of others whom the elites have in the past be-lieved threatened to excite the "unwashed masses" against them -- including Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and Malcolm X -- assassinations described by James Frederick Douglas as "interlocking murders." [We URGE you to review the extensive list of various murders compiled by William Blum and carried out at the instigation of the American elites in our article, "The Evil in Our Midst;" please also see our article, "An Unyielding Theology of Hate."]

Already a military coup against Obama has been attempted. [Please see our article, "Seven Days in May" and "Gun Fight at DuPont Circle."]

And new attempts are sure to be made. [Please see our article, "The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the Twin Towers of 9-11: Portents of Things to Come."]

Nonetheless, despite the grave danger facing him, Obama moved early this week to "make good" on his promise to downscale the military and shift the money saved to entitlements designed to assist the members of his new coalition. He did so by unilaterally declaring the "WAR ON TERRORISM" to be at an end and offered what Mark Landler and Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times called a new vision of America's place in the world; not the super-state of Bush I and Bush II, but merely a nation that is - at best - the first among equals. As a result, the U.S would have to \ submit itself more and more to the dictates of various international organizations, chief among which would be the United Nations - ALL OF WHICH IS ANATHEMA TO THE AMERICAN MILITARY, THE FINANCIAL ELITES AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT AND THE VARIOUS "PATRIOT GROUPS" THAT OBAMA AND HIS FRIENDS DERIDE AS UNEDUCATED LUMPKINS.

America will have to submit itself more and more to the dictates of various international organizations, chief among which would be the United Nations.

What all this does is render a renewed coup attempt against Obama by the nation's financial elites, the military, the CIA, the Religious Right, etc. a very strong likelihood in the relatively near future - using a foreign policy debacle as the excuse - and while Obama and his "left-wing followers" foiled the coup attempt by the military late last year, his luck is bound to run out. He may possess control of the ballot box, but he does not possess the GUNS OF THE MILITARY nor the MONEY OF THE FINANCIAL ELITES - and in this world, money and guns talk louder than votes. Obama may win a few skirmishes in the opening days of this war, but eventually he will be crushed.

The elites have all the guns and all the money; in today's world that trumps votes.

Prophecy is nothing more than a roadsign telling us of the danger that's ahead and warning us to take action BEFORE we get to the danger.

Such a successful coup could not help but precipitate the events of the Tribulation Period which evidences the fact that we are closer - much closer - to the HORROR of the "end of the age" than most people are prepared to believe.

ALL THIS MAKES THE SERIES OF ARTICLES THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Remember what prophecy is all about: "Prophecy is nothing more than a roadsign telling us of the danger that's ahead; it gives us instructions as to how to navigate the Horror that is coming. If we fail to heed those instructions we will face disaster.

I say again, as I have said so often in the past, Knowledge which does not produce action is worthless!


Make the effort that Sophie Scholl and the other members of the White Rose - all Christians - made in Germany against the Hitler regime. WE ASK YOU TO JOIN US IN THIS EFFORT - have the courage of Sophie Scholl: Pass out our flyer, leave it in libraries, affix it to trees and posts, put it on the wind-shields of cars, especially those in church parking lots.

Sophie Scholl

At the age of 21 Sophie was executed by guillotine after being convicted of high treason. Her crime was publishing some anti-war leaflets that were printed by the White Rose (a non-violent resistance group that encouraged people to passively resist the Nazis) in 1943 at Munich University. Eventually a copy of the leaflet made it out of Germany and millions of copies were made and then dropped by plane over parts of Germany. Its was re-entitled The Manifesto of Munich Students.

Do you possess the courage that Sophie possessed? ARE YOU WILLING TO DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER AND PASS IT OUT? [Please see our article, "We Are Your Conscience: The White Rose Society."]

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IN ADDITION, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, PRINT THEM OUT YOURSELF, AND STUDY THEM CAREFULLY; SHARE THEM WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

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FINALLY, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT THE FLYER WE SENT TO YOU RECENTLY.

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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 re-read):

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

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