"Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is only one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; who art thou that judgest another?"
There exists today the very real possibility of bloodshed in the streets as a result of the divisions that are extant in the country currently; but not the bloodshed of those Christian evangelicals who are followers of Trump, but of those who have in one way or another run afoul of Trump and the apostate church which supports him. [Please see Chapter XIV in the New Antipas Papers, "Apostasy: the Great Falling Away."]
The aversion of those who support Trump towards those who oppose him is palpable; and this is most especially true of those who as Christians oppose him and who are reckoned, as a result, to be traitors to their faith; for instance, my daughter Suzanna who attended the Women's March for Peace in Washington D.C. She had gone to Washington to demonstrate her opposition to Trump who was, in her estimation, turning Christians into contemptable quislings for Trump; and more than that: that Christians – real Christians – are called to -
"Love our enemies, bless them that curse ... [us], do good to them that hate ... [us], and pray for them which despitefully use ... [us], and persecute ... [us] ..."
"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven ..." (Matthew 5:44-45)
[A SAD NOTE: Sue was "unfriended" by more than half of her supposed "friends" on Facebook because she participated in the march.]
But beyond these simple truths Suzanna has another very good reason for fearing a Trump presidency; she may ultimately be consigned to the "killing fields" of a Trump detention camp if she persists in her OPEN and very PUBLIC opposition to Trump. You doubt this; well take for instance the words of a supposed "Christian prophet," Mark Taylor, who is (as it were) the "In-House" prophet of Pastor Rick Wiles. [Please see our article, "BE CONCERNED! BE VERY CONCERNED! - DETENTION CAMPS ARE COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU."]
In doing so, please take note of the fact that Taylor is no "fringe prophet" in the evangelical community; he is buoyed-up by Florida-based pastor Rick Wiles who is the host of Trunews, an offshoot of the Trinity Broadcasting Network; he also enjoys a tight working relationship with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
Taylor has prophesied that in the very near future blood will flow in the streets of America, and that it will be the blood of President Trump's enemies. He sees this as a "good thing." Taylor has said:
"What I am actually hearing [from the guiding spirit that is within me] is that tribunals similar to the tribunals the allies set up in Nuremberg are going to be set up, and these tribunals will mete out death to those who have opposed the Trump presidency."
Wiles added to the words of Taylor by saying that he believed the exposure of corruption [meaning the supposed corruption of those who oppose the Trump presidency] is only just beginning, and will continue for years to come. He said God is going to use the president to expose and bring to justice "some of the most corrupt people on the face of the planet." Taylor has prophesied about Trump:
"The Spirit of God says, I have chosen this man, Donald Trump, for such a time as this. For as Benjamin Netanyahu is to Israel, so shall this man be to the United States of America! For I will use this man to bring honor, respect and restoration to America. America will be respected once again as the most powerful and prosperous nation on Earth, (other than Israel). The dollar will be the strongest it has ever been in the history of the United States, and will once again be the currency by which all others are judged.
"The Spirit of God says, the enemy will quake and shake and fear this man I have anointed ... The enemy will say what shall we do now? This man knows all our tricks and schemes. We have been robbing America for decades, what shall we do to stop this? The Spirit says HA! No one shall stop this that l have started! For the enemy has stolen from America for decades and it stops now! For I will use this man to reap the harvest that the United States has sown for and plunder from the enemy what he has stolen and return it seven-fold back to the United States. The enemy will say Israel, Israel, what about Israel? For Israel will be protected by America once again. The spirit says yes! America will once again stand hand and hand with Israel, and the two shall be as one. For the ties between Israel and America will be stronger than ever, and Israel will flourish like never before. [This is just plain nonsense; please see our recent article, "God's Ultimate Intention: Israel and the Church in the New Jerusalem."]
"The Spirit of God says, I will protect America and Israel, for this next president will be a man of his word, when he speaks the world will listen and know that there is something greater in him than all the others before him.
[Interestingly, however, the Scriptures which deal with a defense pact between Israel and the United States picture such a treaty with horror and disgust – which gives the "game away" as to which side Taylor is coming from (not the Lord's side, that's for sure). [Please see Part 6 of Chapter XV in the New Antipas Papers, "The Gog Magog War."]
A "guiding spirit" is the name given by soothsayers to the "presence" within them that “guides” them in their "prophetic utterances."
"This man's word is his bond and the world and America will know this and the enemy will fear this, for this man will be fearless. The Spirit says, when the financial harvest begins so shall it parallel in the spiritual for America ..."
The idea expressed here – ie., that those who oppose the increasingly heavy-hand of the Trump Administration should be locked up (or worse) – is not a new one, but one that has been percolating in far right circles for decades, especially in Christian evangelicals circles vis-à-vis the homosexual community. For example, Dr. Paul Cameron - who has prophesied DEATH to homosexuals – has said,
"Unless we get medically lucky [ie., unless AIDS does the job for us in dealing with the scourge of homosexuality] we will be forced ourselves to exterminate homosexuals. The Yahweh separatist prophets [by that he means all those who support the Trump presidency] gotta kill those guys [meaning homosexuals and by extension all those who oppose Trump]!"
While these are no doubt deep-seated, militant and very shocking statements, one is making a huge mistake in thinking that Cameron is not representative of a large portion of the evangelical community; Cameron is publicly endorsed by such evangelical "heavy-hitters" as James Dobson of Focus on the Family and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.
In an article we at Antipas published some years ago, "When Fascism Comes to America" by Sinclair Lewis we described the process whereby otherwise "good" people are turned into MONSTERS capable of doing "HORRIBLE THINGS" - the kind of fiendish process that took hold of "good" Germans in the 1930s and made them culpable as a WHOLE people in the crazed and lunatic genocide of a "TARGETED PEOPLE" – ie., the Jews, the kind of process about which Harley Sorenson asked himself rhetorically in April of 2002:
"What is there about the Germans that allowed them to become the MONSTERS they became?"
Sinclair Lewis has written: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
Sorenson pondered the question for about a month, and reluctantly came to the conclusion that what had happened to the German people in the 1930s could happen to anyone - even to Americans; he wrote:
"The answer I came up with satisfied me then, and it satisfies me still: There is nothing different between World War II Germans [and us]. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE. It could happen to Americans. We are no better than they are. This process - the kind that can turn men into MONSTERS - is the starting point necessary to create a FASCIST state; after all, it takes MONSTERS to create such a state."
In Germany, the "TARGETED PEOPLE" were the Jews; they became the "fated group" that "good" Germans were taught to hate; an "ENEMY ABSOLUTE" that lived among the German people and supposedly threatened their very existence; an enemy that justified the creation of a POLICE STATE in order to preserve their Christian culture and way of life.
In America, the "targeted group(s)" are the so-called "Secular-Humanists," the millions of so-called "illegals" (especially Hispanic "illegals") and Muslims – ie., the kind of people who marched with Suzanna in the Women's March for Peace, and most especially those Christians like Suzanna who marched with these same secularists to show them that not all Christians support Trump. [Please see our article, "What Donald Trump's Vow to Deport Up to 3 Million Immigrants Would Mean."]
Sorenson went on to say:
"The formula ... [to create a fascist state], as Jean-Marie Le Pen showed recently in France, is a two-step process. First, you convince the masses that they are in grave danger (Le Pen used immigrants as his boogie man), then you promise to save them.
"That's exactly what Hitler did, and it's exactly what ... [the elites are doing in the United States].
"Generally speaking, people who feel fear seem willing to throw away all their morals and principles. If you don't believe that, go to the airport and watch thousands of otherwise proud people line up like sheep to be publicly humiliated in the name of safety ..."
The very real fact of the matter is, "DRIVEN BY FEAR, MASSES OF PEOPLE CAN DO HORRIBLE THINGS!" - and that kind of FEAR is now being whipped up into a frenzy by Trump and his followers; a fear that - as Sorenson predicted - has driven the United States to engage enemies both imaginary and real.
Dr. Ernst Simmel of the University of California maintains that the creation of an ENEMY ABSOLUTE IS ESSENTIAL IN MAKING THAT FEAR "REAL" AND "FACTUAL" IN THE MINDS OF PEOPLE, the kind of fear that Sorenson says can make people do HORRIBLE things.
Simmel goes on to say:
"The [mere] accepting of a [verbal] calumniation from someone against a targeted group [ie., Muslims, Secular-humanists and illegal immigrants] and passing it on to others signifies participation in the process. "
Simmel says that people who "buy into" this process exhibit an extremely self-righteous posture to the outside world.
Interestingly, the self-righteous are the ONLY kind of people that Jesus never tired of condemning; these are precisely the kind of people that Hitler used to create his Third Reich; and he only needed one-third of Germany's population to do so - a percentage of the American population that the Christian Right long ago reached and surpassed. Simmel writes:
"They [i.e., self-righteous Christians] prate about 'this great movement' ... about a general American revival they hope to bring about ... The end is 'that we might demonstrate to the world that there are patriots, God-fearing Christian men and women who are yet willing to give their lives to the cause of God, home, and native land' ... [Please see our articles, "The House on 24th Street" and "The Apostles and Prophets Movement."
"Lust for snooping is both encouraged and satisfied [by these self-righteous ninnies], and atrocities [that the targeted groups (i.e., the gays and lesbians, the Muslims, the illegal immigrants, etc.) are said to have committed] are constantly told; the indignation at filth and cruelty is but a very thin, purposely transparent rationalization of the pleasure these stories convey to the listener."
Now, there is a very grave and somber reason that we have taken the time to dwell on all this - specifically, the process inherent in the creation of an ENEMY ABSOLUTE that Americans - and, most specifically, American Christians - are involved with in their defamation and vilification of -
And the reason is this: The so-called "Christian" community in the United States is - as both Simmel and Sorenson suggest - in very grave danger of being "morphed" into a "fellowship" of MONSTERS as they pursue these targeted groups for proscription.
Unfortunately, this "fellowship" of MONSTERS that American Christians are being "morphed" into is prophesied to be much more malignant, and much more vicious and fiendish than anything conjured up by Hitler and his "crazies" in the Third Reich.
AND ONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND SOMETHING HERE: THIS TRANSFORMATION WILL EXTEND TO ALL THOSE WORLD-WIDE WHO ARE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM AND THE SO-CALLED CHURCH THAT SUPPORTS IT.
And so we say, GOD BLESS SUZANNA AND HER FAMILY IN OPPOSING THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND THE ASSIMILATION OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH INTO TRUMP'S NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM.
Graeme (her son), Suzanna, Summer (her daughter who marched with Suzanna in the Women's March for Peace) and Heath (her supportive and very loving husband).