THE SUPERMAN THEOLOGY OF
THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN
EMBASSY'S "FEAST OF TABERNACLES"
October 13, 2002
by: S.R. Shearer
"Things are not always what they appear to be."
- Paul Neuman to Sally Fields
in Absence of Malice
Does this seem right to you? If it does, you have surely lost your
way as a Christian - and we URGE you to read the following
Once a year
in the fall (during the Jewish festival of Succoth) thousands of "born-again"
Christians gather together in Jerusalem under the auspices of the so-called
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM (ICEJ) to celebrate
the FEAST OF TABERNACLES, an event which - despite its
Jewish-sounding name - is largely a "born-again" Christian affair, but
one that over the years has come to be considered so important by the
Israeli government that EVERY Israeli prime minister since
1980 (both Labor and Likud) has taken the time to address this so-called
Now that's something! - when the head of state takes the time to address
what amounts to be an organization's "annual convention" - and not just
every now and then, but on a regular, on-going basis!
Now it has happened again! Three Sundays ago, Ariel Sharon - in the
midst of a new siege by his forces of Yasser Arafat's headquarters on
the West Bank - took time out of his frantic schedule to address almost
two thousand wildly cheering Christians gathered together at the "Feast
of Tabernacles" in Jerusalem - and it was broadcast LIVE
from the ICEJ by the BBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc. to the entire world.
One would have to say that the "Feast of Tabernacles" has surely arrived
on the stage of world history.
Although the ICEJ has no official status with Israel insofar as its
claim to be an "embassy" for the evangelical Christian community, it
enjoys what it calls an "open door" relationship with government leaders
in Israel. It is located in the former Chilean Embassy in Jerusalem
and has a full-time staff of over FIFTY people with many
more times that number as part-time workers.
It was founded in 1980 by Jan Willem van der Hoeven (Holland), Johann
Luckoff (South Africa) and four others when 13 foreign embassies moved
their offices from West Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in protest to Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem Begin's annexation of East Jerusalem.
The International Christian Embassy! - standing up for Israel when
no one else will! Isn't that something that we should all applaud? That
we should all be grateful for? Isn't that something that we should support
as Christians? Doesn't God plainly say that,
"... I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth
thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." (Gen.
Yes, that's true! - but as Paul Neuman said to Sally Fields in the
film Absence of Malice, "Things are not always what they appear
to be," and that certainly is true when it comes to the ICEJ. There
is a lot more afoot with this organization than meets the eye, and it
has very, very somber implications not only for Christians, but for
Israel. People would be well advised to bear that in mind. In linking
up with the ICEJ, one may in the end be found "fighting against God"
while all the time thinking that he is serving Him:
"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not ... 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. 7:22-23)
The real fact of the matter is, there is NOTHING concerning
the ICEJ that "is as it seems to be."
THE ICEJ's FAKE INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIALS
example, the ICEJ likes to bill itself as an "international" organization,
and it carefully guards its "international status" by subtly and very,
very astutely limiting American participation on its Board of Directors
and on its staff (though over the years this has become less and less
true as the weight of the American evangelical community has made itself
felt); but the plain fact of the matter is, the "Dominionist Theology"
it subscribes to is purely a North American invention, and most of the
money it receives comes from donors in the United States; this is also
very much the case insofar as the great majority of the participants
in the ICEJ's annual "Feast of Tabernacles" celebration.
The truth is, "Christianity" is largely a DEAD affair
in Europe insofar as the "MASSES" of people there are
concerned. Only in America is Christianity (so-called) "alive and well"
on any kind of a "NATIONAL" or "SOCIETAL"
basis. THE PHENOMENON OF A MAN (i.e., GEORGE BUSH) WHO DESCRIBES
HIMSELF OPENLY AS A "BORN-AGAIN" CHRISTIAN SEIZING THE PRESIDENCY
OF A NATION AT THE HEAD OF A "MASS EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN POLITICAL
MOVEMENT" IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE ANY LONGER IN EUROPE OR, FOR THAT
MATTER, ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD. This makes the "game" the ICEJ
is playing by billing itself as a "mass international evangelical
organization" seem kind of lame.
the leaders of the ICEJ are most likely cognizant of these facts, most
American evangelicals - living as they habitually do without any real
idea of what's happening in the rest of the world - are almost totally
oblivious to these facts, WHICH MAKES THEM SUCH "SUCKERS"
FOR THE "CON-GAME" THE ICEJ IS PLAYING ON THEM. Make no mistake
about it, however: it's the American connection that Israeli leaders
think that the ICEJ has that makes them (i.e., the ICEJ) so attractive
to the Israelis. [Please see our article, "George Bush, the Promise
Keepers, and the Principles of Messianic Leadership" for a thorough
discussion of George Bush in connection with his evangelical Christian
In addition, the ICEJ lends credence to its "international" facade
by establishing affiliated "embassies" in some sixty countries around
the world. However, most of these so-called "embassies" are little more
than "storefront operations," or the home and apartment addresses of
people who have been "deputized" by the ICEJ to act as a "FRONT"
for the organization in their home countries (where they often represent
little more than themselves). So things are not exactly what they
seem to be here.
THE ICEJ: WORKING AS A PARTNER IN THE
"AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM"
interestingly, where this is not the case - as in countries like Guatemala,
Colombia, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, etc. - one invariably
finds that these countries are almost always "pariah nations" that have
been associated with AMERICAN evangelical groups that
have in the past been involved up to their necks in the U.S. war against
"godless communism," or that are presently involved in America's "War
on Drugs," or its "War on Terror." For example, Jorge Lopez - who founded
the ICEJ's "embassy" in Guatemala City - is a product of the ultra right-wing
Liberty Bible College in Pensacola, Florida; and Gerald Derstine - who
founded the ICEJ's "embassy" in Honduras - heads Gospel Crusade of Brandenton,
Florida and has been closely linked to the CIA.
question that fairly begs to be answered here is, How did the ICEJ -
whose main "sphere of operation" is supposed to be limited principally
to the Middle East and Israel - get involved with such countries? What's
it doing cavorting in the jungles of Central and South America with
repressive regimes like the murderous governments of Honduras and Guatemala?
There is something very strange afoot here - so strange in fact that
the only way the ICEJ's activities in Central and South America were
discovered was that they appeared "on the radar screen" (so to speak)
of an organization - Group Watch - that has nothing to do with the Middle
East at all, but instead is involved in profiling the activities of
American churches and other private organizations related to U.S. foreign
policy in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Again, things
are not what they appear to be here!
Moreover, insofar as both Lopez and Derstine are concerned (see above),
neither of these men are stellar examples of Christians who are really
"indigenous" to the countries they claim to represent; instead, just
the opposite: They are examples of how closely linked the ICEJ's so-called
"embassies" throughout the world are to America's despotic New World
Order System and to AMERICAN evangelical groups that are
closely linked to that system, MAKING THE ICEJ LITTLE MORE THAN
A WRETCHED "CAMP-FOLLOWER" OF THE CIA AND THE U.S. MILITARY - in
complete CONTRAVENTION to what the ICEJ bills itself as
- an "international" Christian organization. Again, things
are not what they seem to be.
You doubt? - well, there is plenty of evidence to demonstrate just
how tightly the ICEJ and the evangelical groups that they are associated
with are tied to the "American New World Order System! Take, for example,
the evangelical church in Guatemala City known locally there as Verbo.
Verbo is very representative of the kind of churches that the ICEJ
is linked to in Central and South America - churches that the ICEJ says
are representative of the Christian population they claim to be representing
DEATH SQUAD CONNECTION
was founded by the late Jim Durkin's group, Gospel Outreach of Eureka,
California. Gospel Outreach was linked to the U.S. State Department
and the CIA during Reagan's homicidal "Contra War;" Verbo was
also the home church of the right-wing Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt,
who was responsible for running death squads in Guatemala during the
1980s that mercilessly butchered thousands and thousands of men, women,
and children - again, all in the service of America's New World Order
System, and - ostensibly - for "Christ and the church."
during the time that Montt was running his death squads, he would appear
each Sunday at the Ministry of Information in Guatemala City to give
a Bible class to the nation over the government radio. And it wasn't
just Montt that was engaged in this kind of oxymoronic activity: It
was later discovered by the magazine Covert Action Quarterly
that several members of Verbo's singing ministry were involved
directly in death squad activity during this time. Montt, who
is still an active member of the Verbo church, is now president
of the Guatemalan Senate.
Watch reports that other individuals that the ICEJ is (or has been)
involved with -- for instance, Marta Rodriguez, who is married
to a former right-wing official in the Honduran government, and Luis
Monge, the former president of Costa Rica -- have also been linked
either directly or indirectly to groups that support death squad activity
in Central and South America. Once again, as Paul Neuman said to Sally
Fields, "Things are not what they appear to be." [Please see
our articles, "The New American Imperialism," and "Inside the American
New World Order System; please also see our article, "The American Empire:
The Corporate, Pentagon, CIA, Missionary Archipelago."]
ICEJ AND THE CONTRA WARS
What all this does is EXPOSE THE ICEJ's "INTERNATIONAL" CHRISTIAN
CREDENTIALS AS A FRAUD, AND REVEAL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ICEJ: THAT IT
IS JUST ANOTHER FLUNKY CHRISTIAN EVANGELICAL ORGANIZATION IN
THE SERVICE OF AMERICA'S NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM.
one would think that all this would be a source of embarrassment to
the ICEJ - i.e., that it is living such a lie, and that it is so heavily
involved with groups that one would think are inimical to the precious
Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ; but Group Watch reports that not only
is the ICEJ NOT embarrassed by all this, it sees nothing
wrong with what it is doing; that in fact, as Group Watch alleges,
"... the ICEJ acknowledges that it has been and will continue to
be POLITICALLY involved around the world, (and that)
IT WILL (CONTINUE TO) TAKE (POLITICAL) ACTION AS 'GUIDED BY
THE ICEJ: "POLITICS GUIDED BY THE SCRIPTURES"
Political action involving the association of Christ's name with people
embroiled in death squad activity? - this is guided by the Scriptures?
And make no mistake about it; the ICEJ has been involved "up to its
neck" in the most WRETCHED kind of associations imaginable.
You doubt? - well, a lot of it is on film: For example, in December
1987 a film crew making a Bill Moyers' documentary in Honduras entitled
"God and Politics" caught representatives of the ICEJ unloading boxes
of supplies stamped "ICEJ" that were destined for the death squads the
Contras were running out of Honduras into Nicaragua; as the Scriptures
"... be sure your sin will find you out." (Num. 32:23)
there's more! - all this happened at an airport where drugs (cocaine
and heroin) were routinely being stored, and then transshipped from
Colombia to the United States, much of it destined for the veins and/or
noses of American school children - a fact, I suppose, that the ICEJ
will claim it was oblivious to; kind of like the way the "good people"
of Germany claimed they were "unaware" of what was going on in Hitler's
extermination camps. Again, "Be sure your sin will find you out."
What does the ICEJ take people for? - nincompoops? Supplying aid to
the Contras? This is the kind of activity that the ICEJ thinks the Scriptures
sanction? Come on now! That's insane! - the same Contras that ROUTINELY
butchered defenseless villagers loyal to the duly elected socialist
government of Nicaragua (the Sandanistas), while all the while "praising
God" "speaking in tongues," and "singing Christian hymns" the way they
did when they raided the tiny Nicaraguan village of San Francisco del
Norte on the western border with Honduras in the early 1980s. [The Contras
involved in the raid reported that their pastors back home at their
"base camps" (pastors connected to Phil Derstine, Pat Robertson, Larry
Lea, Jim Durkin, John Jimenez, John Mears, etc.) said that all this
was okay; one pastor - when asked to explain why it was okay,
elaborated, "... they dont massacre people ... They
massacre demons, and these people are demon possessed: theyre
Again, all we can say is Wow! - is all this what the ICEJ means when
it says it is being "guided by the Scriptures?" God help us all, then!
- because when people can look at black and call it white, or white
and call it black, they are very close to creating the public mindset
necessary to the emergence of a new Hitler figure. And that is exactly
what the ICEJ is doing! - PREPARING THE WAY FOR A NEW HITLER FIGURE!
They think, of course, that what they are doing is helping Israel, and
preparing the way for Christ's Second Coming; but it's certainly not
the Christ of the Bible! Maybe antichrist; but certainly not Christ
- AND THE THEOLOGY THEY SERVE MAKES THAT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR!
THE ICEJ's "WORLDVIEW"
might fairly be asked then, What is it exactly in the ICEJ's "worldview"
that is impelling them toward the creation of a new Hitler? The clue
as to what it is, is made apparent in the ICEJ's fascination with (and
emphasis on) the FEAST OF TABERNACLES, the very "thing"
the ICEJ uses to identify or characterize itself with.
Probably few Christians have any real clue about the "typology" connected
to the "Feast of Tabernacles," and the connection this "typology" has
with the SUPERMAN DOCTRINE of the MANIFEST SONS
OF GOD. But if you don't know, you should! - because if you
end up embracing this doctrine (even in an unthinking and willy-nilly
way), you will most certainly end up "FIGHTING AGAINST GOD"
as the "end of the age" approaches, while all the time you think you
are "doing service for Him." (John 16:2)
What is it, then, about the "typology" connected to the FEAST
OF TABERNACLES that makes it so dangerous? - for surely it must
be admitted that the fascination by today's Christians with this ancient
Jewish feast is something very new and very novel in the history of
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES AND THE
DOCTRINE OF SINLESS PERFECTION
It all began with George Warnock's book, THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
We will let Warnock speak for himself on this matter, and we will comment
on it as we go. Warnock writes:
"It was in the spring of 1948 that God came forth in answer to the
prayer and fasting of his children, poured out the gifts of the Holy
Spirit, and REVEALED THE FACT THAT NOW AT THIS TIME HE WOULD BRING
HIS BODY TOGETHER, AND MAKE OF HIS CHURCH ONE GLORIOUS CHURCH, WITHOUT
SPOT OR WRINKLE. It was a day long treasured up in the counsels
of God. On February 12 and 13, 1948, the Revival started ..."
Thus, in the first paragraphs of his book, The Feast of Tabernacles,
Warnock gets right to the point: that BEFORE the Lord
returns in the Second Coming, the church will have been made perfect
- i.e., "without spot or wrinkle." Now we as Christians may WISH
that such were the case; but wishing it won't make it so! The fact is,
if we let the Scriptures speak for themselves, we find that the Bible
plainly teaches that the church will be in a STATE OF APOSTASY
as the "end of the age" draws near. Paul writes:
"LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU by any means: for that day
shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY first,
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition ..." (2 Thess.
Now be clear here, Paul is talking about BELIEVERS: Apostasy
means to "FALL AWAY." Fall away from what? - obviously
from the faith. Unbelievers cannot "fall away" from the faith - they
were never there to begin with. And - again - one should take
careful note of the fact that the "FALLING AWAY" that
Paul is talking about here describes the state of the church just PRIOR
TO the "revealing of the SON OF PERDITION" (i.e.,
the antichrist) and BEFORE "THAT DAY" (i.e.,
the day of the rapture and the resurrection) - so very obviously, whatever
else is meant by these verses, the Scriptures plainly do not picture
a church "without spot of wrinkle" (i.e., in a state of perfection)
just prior to the Lord's return. It says quite the reverse: the church
will be in a "state of apostasy." BY TEACHING THE EXACT OPPOSITE,
WHAT'S THAT MAKE WARNOCK? ACCORDING TO 2 THESS. 2:3, IT MAKES HIM A
AND WHAT A DECEIVER HE IS - because what Warnock is promoting
here is the SUPERMAN CONCEPT of sinless perfection. Warnock
"Hath He spoken and shall He not do it? Hath He promised and shall
He not bring it to pass? Did He not mean what He said concerning the
Holy Spirit, that He was given to search out the 'depths of God',
even the things that have not entered into the heart of man? And were
His words falsely spoken when He declared, 'The glory which thou gavest
me I have given them'? Shall the first Adam who brought desolation
and chaos into the world be permitted to live almost a thousand years,
and the sons of the Last Adam (i.e., Christ) be accounted blasphemers
and fanatics FOR PREACHING DIVINE HEALTH AND DIVINE LIFE (by
which Warnock means sinless perfection in this life - even to the
point where one takes on IMMORTALITY) ... Shall the
great Husbandman admit defeat, and thrust in the sickle before the
grain is ripe and fully formed in the ear? Shall He prove the impatience
of His Spirit to His people and set the ministers of Christ in the
Church for the perfecting of the saints, and then rapture them all
before they attain to the measure of the stature of the fullness of
"No! A thousand times no! God's Sons shall yet be MANIFESTED
in this great hour ... and shall display before this wicked and perverse
generation the unveiled glory of God in a manner not hitherto revealed
or even imagined. The prayers of sorrow and bitterness and travail
throughout this long wilderness journey of the Church from Pentecost
until now - have all been bottled up in the heavenly vials, and soon
they shall be poured upon the world in great Heaven-shaking events,
dethroning the powers of darkness and of Satan, AND ESTABLISHING
THE OVERCOMER (i.e., the "overcomers" in the church) in authority
on Zion's mountain" (i.e., in Jerusalem).
BACK TO THE FUTURE
As fantastic as this might at first sound, THE DOCTRINE THAT WARNOCK
IS TEACHING HERE IS REMARKABLY SIMILAR TO THE SUPERMAN CONCEPTS
OF NAZI GERMANY: MAN BECOMES GOD - WITH THE JEWS PLAYING THE
PART OF THE PROTAGONISTS STANDING IN THE WAY OF THE CHURCH BEING PERFECTED.
You say, how can this be? - after all, the people who "buy into" this
concept - i.e., those who support the ICEJ - are among Israel's greatest
Oh? Are they really? Well let's examine their doctrine and find out
for ourselves. What you may find out is that their support for Israel
and the Jewish people is PRECONDITIONED on their CONVERSION
to Christianity - and if that doesn't happen - AND HAPPEN PRECISELY
ON SCHEDULE - that friendship could very well turn to hatred.
What do we mean here? Well, it's not that difficult to unravel, although
to do so, we will have to turn aside for a short time to examine some
of the "darker" aspects that surround the doctrine that undergirds the
ICEJ's "FEAST OF TABERNACLES." We implore you to bear
with us while we do so, because unless you understand the theology behind
all this, you cannot possible understand the malevolent spiritual forces
that gather around this INSANE belief-system.
as we examine all this, you might be interested to know that THE
PEOPLE WHO "BUY INTO" THE "FEAST OF TABERNACLES" DOCTRINE THAT THE ICEJ
IS PROMOTING ARE EXACTLY THE SAME PEOPLE WHO "BUY INTO" THE LUNATIC
CONCEPTS THAT UNDERGIRD THE "APOSTLES AND PROPHETS" MOVEMENT. Moreover
- and this is extremely important for you to bear in mind - THESE
ARE THE VERY SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE AT THE LEADING EDGE OF GEORGE BUSH'S
CORE POLITICAL CONSTITUENCY. So what we are talking about here is
NOT something that influences the fringe of today's politics,
but something that is MOVING and SHAKING
America (and the world) at its very center! It's time people started
to take this theology very seriously. [Please see our article, "Today's
Church: Making Zombies out of Christians - the Prophets and Apostles
Movement."] Concerning the so-called "Apostles and Prophets" who are
pushing this wacko theology (people like C. Peter Wagner, Rick Joyner,
John Paul Jackson, Bill Hamon, Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, etc.), the
"For such are FALSE APOSTLES, deceitful workers,
TRANSFORMING THEMSELVES INTO THE APOSTLES OF CHRIST.
"And no marvel (i.e., don't be so surprised by all this); for Satan
himself is transformed into an angel of light.
"Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed
as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according
to their works." (2 Cor. 11:13-15)
And the Bible goes on to say:
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Matt. 7:15)
THESE PEOPLE ARE NO FRIENDS OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
despite the fact that they stand on the rooftops to declare their love
for them. They are false prophets! DECEIVERS! - everyone
of them - who are pushing a doctrine [i.e., the doctrine of "human
deification" (more about that later)] that is so hideous in the sight
of God that their involvement in it cannot help but cast serious doubt
as to their salvation: people like Paul Crouch, David and Justin Du
Plessis, Jack Hayford, Dr. Kevin Ranaghan, Ken Metz, 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, 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
THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AS DEPICTED
BY THE FEASTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Warnock sees the history of the church from its earliest days to the
day it reaches "perfection" just prior to the Second Coming of the Lord
(see above) as typified in the three annual Jewish feasts of the Old
Testament: the first feast, the Feast of Passover (which consists of
three separate events: the Passover, the Unleavened Bread, and the Sheaf
of Firstfruits); the second feast, the Feast of Pentecost; and the third
feast, the Feast of Tabernacles (which - like the Feast of Passover
- consists of three events: the Blowing of the Trumpets, the Day of
Atonement, and the actual Feast of Tabernacles). Warnock writes:
"Before we begin to deal with the 'typical' significance of the various
Feasts of the Lord, it will be necessary for us to establish the fact
that the Old Testament, in 'type' and prophecy, is applicable to the
Church of Jesus Christ on a spiritual plane.
Warnock then discusses the "familiar typology" of the Feast of Passover
and the Feast of Pentecost; and then he says:
"But for some strange reason this pattern of Biblical exposition
is forsaken, and men seek to postpone the last three events compromising
the Feast of Tabernacles to some future age ... And whereas the first
four events (i.e., events specific to the Feasts of Passover and Pentecost)
are generally taught as being applicable to the Church in a spiritual
way, the last three events (which pertain specifically to the Feast
of Tabernacles) are completely obscured and lost ..."
"The three great annual feasts of the Lord in Israel's worship are
set forth in considerable detail in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.
IN A VERY REAL SENSE THESE FEASTS 'PREFIGURE' AND 'TYPIFY' THE WHOLE
CHURCH AGE BEGINNING WITH THE CROSS AND CONSUMMATING IN THE MANIFESTATION
OF THE SONS OF GOD (in Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles)
"The feasts ... begin with the Passover, and end with the Feast of
Tabernacles; AND IN BETWEEN WE HAVE THE VARIOUS STEPS AND DEGREES
BY WHICH THE CHURCH IS BROUGHT OUT OF DEATH AND INTO LIFE, OUT OF
REJECTION AND INTO EXALTATION, OUT OF SUFFERING AND INTO THE KINGDOM
... It is certain that God is now preparing His people for the greatest
feast of her long history - the Feast of Tabernacles ... We have now
come to the 'ends of the ages' when the glory ... must be restored
... (to the church) ..."
THE MANCHILD COMPANY
Now look carefully here! - what is it that Warnock says will be "manifested"
at the Feast of Tabernacles? THE SONS OF GOD! - i.e., THE
MANCHILD COMPANY, a group of PERFECTED SAINTS
that shall convert Israel, conquer the earth for Christ, and prepare
the way for Christ's Second Coming. Warnock writes:
"This victory of which we speak is the very victory of Christ Himself.
When we attain to this victory, there will be no need to formulate
weak excuses why the victorious Christian can again fall into sin
and suffer defeat - for this place in Christ knows no defeat. We will
not have to explain how Satan gained an advantage over us and planted
a new seed of sin in the heart, and the victory we once had was lost:
for this victory is the very victory of Christ."
"There is no doubt, therefore, that from now till the fulfillment
of the Day of Atonement (which, remember, is an integral part of the
Feast of Tabernacles) in the Church, God's people are going to be
subjected to great times of testing and trial WITH A VIEW TO PERFECTING
THEM, AND REWARDING THEM AS OVERCOMERS ... God is sifting, sifting,
sifting His people as never before, in preparation for the Day of
Atonement AND THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES ... THERE IS NO QUESTION
AS TO WHAT GOD WOULD TEACH US BY THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. IT IS
THE ACTUAL TAKING AWAY FROM THE CONGREGATION OF THEIR SINS AND CARNAL
ACHIEVING PERFECTION BY BECOMING CHRIST
Again, what Warnock is suggesting here is PERFECTION
in this life - and (now pay attention here; this is very important)
PERFECTION not because we mirror or reflect Christ's perfection
as the moon reflects the light of the sun, but because WE ACTUALLY
BECOME CHRIST as His body (i.e., His church). In other words, we
become INTRINSICALLY one with Christ, not merely one in
fellowship, but one in substance. We become God just as much as Christ
is God. Warnock writes:
"To many, of course, this truth of our (intrinsic) identification
with Christ the Head is nothing less than BLASPHEMY.
But this is to be expected. When Jesus called Himself the Son of God
they said, 'Thou blasphemest'. And yet now we hail Him King of Kings,
and Lord of Lords, Man of very Man, and God of very God. And the ages
to come are going to reveal, what is now revealed by the Spirit to
those whose understandings have been quickened, that Christ is the
Body - the WHOLE Body (meaning the church), and not
just the Head."
And one should be clear here - what Warnock is saying is that we are
to become God every bit as much as Christ is God; that because we are
the Body of Christ (i.e., the church) WE ARE CHRIST! WE
This, of course, is BLASPHEMY - plain and simple, and
Warnock seems to know that he is treading on very dangerous ground here
when he remarks, "To many, of course, this truth of our (intrinsic)
identification with Christ the Head is nothing less than BLASPHEMY."
Nonetheless, this is plainly what Warnock believes, and what he teaches
in his book, The Feast of Tabernacles. And this is EXACTLY
how Warnock's devotees understand Warnock; for example, Kenneth Hagin,
a Warnock devotee, says concerning our "identification" with Christ
as His Body -
"... the Church is called Christ. The Church has not yet realized
that we are Christ. When we do, we'll start doing the work we're supposed
to do" (i.e., take over the world).
"... there is a real incarnation in the new birth."
And he goes on to say that in this "incarnation," God imparts -
"His very NATURE, SUBSTANCE, and BEING
to our human spirits."
Hence, Hagin maintains,
"... every born again man is an incarnation" and that "THE BELIEVER
IS AS MUCH AN INCARNATION (OF GOD) AS JESUS OF NAZARETH (IS)."
And lest the reader think that Hagin is only speaking metaphorically,
one has only to consider the following additional quotation:
"THAT'S WHO WE ARE; WE'RE JESUS." (In other words,
DOCTRINE OF HUMAN DEIFICATION
D.L. McConnell writes that what these men are teaching is the "DOCTRINE
OF HUMAN DEIFICATION!" And what a powerful dream that is - the
dream to be like the gods - to reach for the heavens. Indeed, it permeates
our legends and myths, and echoes back down through the corridors of
time to Camelot and Valhalla - the thought that man has the potential
to become a god - that he has a god's role in the universe. The concept
of a super-human brotherhood of men (i.e., Warnock's "overcomers") characterized
principally by their perfection is PRECISELY what Warnock
is teaching in his MANIACAL doctrine of the "Feast of
This is what Warnock thinks Christianity is all about: MAN BECOMES
GOD! And this is EXACTLY what the "FEAST
OF TABERNACLES" (as envisioned by Warnock) is all about. Warnock
"These truths, we realize, are difficult for us to grasp. Of necessity
this must be so; for as yet we see 'as through a glass darkly', But
as truly as Jesus said, 'Father, the hour is come ...' the time is
at hand when the Body shall be able to say, 'Lord Jesus, the hour
is come ..." Identification with Christ is a truth of infinite and
eternal significance, IT MEANS MUCH MORE THAN THE FACT THAT WE
ARE JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD AND SAVED FROM WRATH THROUGH HIM. IT GOES
ON TO EMBRACE NOT ONLY THE WORK OF REDEMPTION, BUT THE PERSON OF THE
REDEEMER HIMSELF; SO THAT THE BODY (i.e., the church) BECOMES
THOROUGHLY ONE WITH HIM IN THE 'ETERNAL PURPOSE' which God
purposed 'in Christ Jesus'. Does not the apostle Paul affirm, 'The
first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening
spirit ... A life-giving spirit! CREATIVE POWER!"
CREATIVE POWER? - again, what Warnock is saying here
is that Christians are going to share in God's divinity! - i.e., that
they shall possess the ability to create ex nihilo (out of nothing
by merely "speaking things into existence;" this is, of course, what
the "prosperity seekers" like Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Bennie
Hinn, etc. are "pushing"). Warnock continues:
"SUCH IS THE HERITAGE AND THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE LAST ADAMIC RACE."
And should anyone miss what Warnock is saying here, he writes:
"And should some insist that this refers only to Christ, the Last
Adam, let us continue: 'As is the earthy, such are they also that
are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly'.
SO THOROUGH AND REAL AND VITAL IS OUR IDENTIFICATION WITH THE LAST
ADAM, THAT IN ALL RESPECTS - HIS WORK, HIS MINISTRY, HIS DEATH, HIS
LIFE - WE ARE TO BECOME LIKE UNTO HIM."
Obviously, then, Warnock believes in the concept of "human deification."
Brothers and sisters in the Lord, THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!
This is LUCIFERIC sin - the desire to be God! THIS
IS THE ORIGINAL SIN! - the sin that in ages far, far past,
long before this present world, caused God to "cast Satan (Lucifer)
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
how art thou cut down to the ground ...
"For thou hast said in thine heart, I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN;
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon
the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
"I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL BE
LIKE THE MOST HIGH.
"Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."
And it is precisely this sin (i.e., the sin to be like God) that Satan
tempted Eve with:
"Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which
the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God
said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
"And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the garden:
"But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it,
lest ye die.
"And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
"For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, AND YE SHALL BE AS GODS ..." (Gen.
BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL, TO THE SIDES OF THE PIT
Listen to me, brothers and sisters! - all those who go this way shall
"... be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit." (Is. 14:15)
THIS IS NOTHING TO BE TRIFLED WITH. YET THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WARNOCK
IS DOING HERE - AND HE IS SEEKING TO INVOLVE YOU IN THIS ANCIENT
SIN: HUMAN DEIFICATION! - and many evangelical leaders have
already been caught up in this primordial sin. Take, for example, Charles
Capps, a contemporary of Warnock. He writes,
"In August of 1973, the Word of the Lord came unto me saying, 'If
men would believe me, long prayers are not necessary. Just speaking
the Word will bring what you desire. My Creative power is given to
man in Word form. I have ceased for a time from my creative work and
have given man ... MY CREATIVE POWER'."
Creative power again! - this is what the Godhead is all about! [Only
God can create ex nihilo (out of nothing)]!
William Branham, another Warnock contemporary, also believed that it
was possible to achieve such complete "ONENESS" and "INTRINSIC
UNITY" with God that truly "holy men" - "Master's of the Faith"
- could create ex nihilo through the use of their own words.
These are the supermen of the "Manifest Sons of God," the "Manchild
Company" - the people that Warnock is talking about in his book, The
Feast of Tabernacles.
"The ultimate end of ... (this kind of thinking) is deification (man
becomes God). Deification may be defined as the process whereby men
are transformed into gods ..."
THIS KIND OF THINKING
IS EVERYWHERE TODAY
And make no mistake about it, this kind of thinking is everywhere today.
For example, Paul Cain, a one-time associate of John Wimber of Vineyard
Fellowships International, and who today works closely with C. Peter
Wagner, Reuven Doren, Rick Joyner, John Paul Jackson, etc., etc. believes
that it's possible for "Overcoming Christians" to attain "immortalization"
after coming to perfection - again, the kind of perfection that Warnock
is "pushing" in his book, The Feast of Tabernacles. Cain writes,
"So my point is this, that there will be a MANIFESTATION OF
THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD (the same "manifestation" that
Warnock believes is prefigured in the Feast of Tabernacles). And it
won't be this baloney that we've heard of in the past; I mean, there's
been a few people tried to walk through a wall like this over here
and knocked their brains loose, but that's not what I'm talking about.
I'm talking about a manifested son of God; if anyone walks through
this wall over here, they're not going to tell you about it - I mean,
they're just going to do it. And sons of God don't tell you they're
sons of God, they'll just show you! Amen."
"Can we not see from this what God has promised His people in this
great hour (i.e., the Feast of Tabernacles)? ... All the glory and
power of the early Church combined with all the glory and power which
rightfully belongs to the triumphant Church of the last days! All
her former glory (i.e., the glory of the so-called 'early rain') combined
with all her latter glory (i.e., the glory of the so-called 'latter
rain')! Truly we cannot begin to imagine the great and tremendous
things which God hath prepared for them that love Him! 'And He will
cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter
rain ... The Lord will do a quick work in the earth. This is the
FOCAL HOUR OF CHURCH HISTORY ... We shall have a veritable deluge
of rain from the gates of Heaven! No wonder the prophet (Joel) prophesied,
'The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former
WHAT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES IS
REALLY ALL ABOUT ACCORDING TO WARNOCK
THIS IS WHAT THE "FEAST OF TABERNACLES" IN WARNOCK'S VIEW IS ALL ABOUT
- THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD (i.e., HUMAN DEIFICATION)!
THIS IS WHAT THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM IS ALL
ABOUT - ACTING AS THE "STAGING AREA" WHERE THE "MANIFESTATION"
WILL OCCUR [i.e., WHERE THE CHURCH (THE CHURCH THAT IS NOW BEING "PERFECTED"
BY THE "APOSTLES AND PROPHETS MOVEMENT") WILL BE MANIFESTED TO
THE WORLD]. [Again, please see our article, "Today's Church: Making
Zombies out of Christians - the Prophets and Apostles Movement."]
THE CHURCH WILL THEN CONQUER THE EARTH AND PRESENT IT TO CHRIST
FOR HIM TO RULE AND REIGN OVER. And how exactly will that be accomplished?
- growing numbers of Christians in the United States believe that's
what George Bush and the U.S. military is all about - the "instrumentality"
through which the church will "cleanse the world of unrighteousness."
Cleanse the world of unrighteousness? - the same army that, as J.W.
Smith of the California-based Institute for Economic Democracy (EID)
writes, has -
"... been overthrowing democratic governments, installing and protecting
dictators, and PREVENTING peace, freedom, justice, rights,
and majority rule (all over the world); an effort that has led to
the SLAUGHTER OF TWELVE TO FIFTEEN MILLION MOSTLY INNOCENT
PEOPLE in furtherance of America's New World Order System)
Is this the SLAUGHTER that Jack Deere of Vineyard Fellowships
is writing about when he says:
"When this army comes, it will be large and mighty. It's so mighty
that there's never been anything like it before ... "begin the SLAUGHTER
... And they walk through the world and they start and they begin
to SLAUGHTER ..."
Slaughter? - IN THE NAME OF CHRIST? A slaughter that the church
is going to participate in, in order to prepare the way for Christ's
Second Coming? Wow! - that heavy stuff - and it's also totally INSANE!
THE SIMILARITY OF THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
TO THE BAYREUTH FESTIVAL OF RICHARD WAGNER
is the theology (or eschatology) that the International Christian Embassy
in Jerusalem embraces. THIS IS WHAT THE "FEAST OF TABERNACLES"
(in type) PREFIGURES, again, according to Warnock. In
a very REAL and HORRIBLY SINISTER way, THE FEAST OF
TABERNACLE CELEBRATIONS ARE TO THOSE WHO EMBRACE ITS THEOLOGY OF "MAN
BECOMING GOD" WHAT THE BAYREUTH FESTIVALS WERE TO HITLER - WHICH
EMBRACED THE VERY SAME THEMES.
"When I hear Wagner," Hitler said, "it seems to me that I rear the
rhythms of a world to come" - where man will become God. AND JUST
AS MAN BECOMES GOD IN THE WORKS OF WAGNER (AND EPITOMIZED WHAT THE NAZIS
WERE AIMING AT), SO THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES (as people like Warnock,
Cain, Doren, Joyner, etc. conceive it) EPITOMIZES WHAT THEIR TWISTED
ESCHATOLOGY IS LIKEWISE AIMING AT. IT'S ALL THE SAME: MAN BECOMES
derived much of the "doctrine" that came to underpin the SS from the
writings of Jorge Lanz von Liebenfels, a former Cistercian monk who
lived in Vienna at the turn of the century, and his friend, Guido von
List. Both List and Lanz were devotees of the Grail Quest which postulated
that individual sanctity when practiced on a "group level" would lead
to the creation of a whole class of super-beings (Himmler's SS and Warnock's
"overcomers) that could lead mankind into a "higher plain of existence."
created The Order of the New Templars; List began Armanen. The membership
of both groups was to a large degree interlocking. As a child, Lanzs
greatest wish had been to become a Knight Templar. In 1893, at the age
of nineteen, he entered the Cistercian monastery of the Holy Cross.
The following year he published a work about the meaning of the Crusades.
In 1899 he left the Cistercians and started his own order, usurping
the name and rituals of his beloved Templars. Lanz quickly found people
who were willing to believe - and some of the believers were very wealthy
men, ready to help Lanz make his wildest dreams come true.
With the help of these wealthy devotees, he acquired three castles
- one at Werfenstein in Lower Austria, one at Marienkamp near Ulm, and
the third at Rugen, an island in the Baltic - where he conducted elaborate
ceremonies based on the Grail Quest. Lanz taught the concept of "man-gods"
- a notion which promoted the idea that through dedication to individual
purity, man could progress to perfection - to the point where he could
begin to take on god-like dimensions. And what exactly is so important
about the concepts which List and Lanz were purveying? - according to
John Toland, the thinking of both men had a great and very profound
impact on Hitler. THE PARALLEL BETWEEN LIST AND LANZ (on the
one hand) AND CHRISTIANS LIKE WARNOCK AND HAGIN (on the other
hand) IS NO ACCIDENT. ALL OF THESE MEN ARE DRAWING WATER FROM THE
AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT SHARON WAS ADDRESSING THREE SUNDAYS
AGO AT THE ICEJ's "FEAST OF TABERNACLES" CELEBRATIONS? - Wow! Israel
is as blind as the church is today! And that is saying a whole lot!
- a fact that is made ABUNDANTLY clear as one begins to
understand the role the Jews are slated to play in Warnock's maniacal
THE CONVERSION OF ISRAEL PROVES
THE CHURCH HAS ACHIEVED PERFECTION
According to Warnock, the proof that the church has made herself ready
for this "great manifestation" will be THE CONVERSION OF ISRAEL.
Reuven Doren explains the part the Jews are EXPECTED to
play in this scenario:
"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."
All this sounds well and good. Nothing for the Jews to fear here. In
fact, Abe Foxman - a Jew, the President of the Anti-Defamation League
(ADL), and an ardent supporter of friendship with evangelical Christians
- sees this as a "NO-BRAINER." He says:
"We have no problem with these people! - all we have to do is ask
Messiah when he comes, Is this your first visit, or is this your second?"
Pretty nifty, huh? - to be able to dismiss the crazed theology of his
new Christian "friends" in such a nonchalant and cavalier fashion. The
problem is, however, Foxman's "timing" is all wrong! The Jews won't
get the chance to ask this question of Messiah when He comes because
- according to Warnock's scheme of things - they have to convert BEFORE
Christ comes again, not after. Doren explains:
"WHEN (i.e., AFTER) 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.
Rick Joyner says the same thing; he writes:
"The Jews have historically represented the greatest test for
the ... (church) ... 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."
So, again, What is it that Warnock, Doren, and Joyner are saying here?
What they are saying is that Christ cannot return UNTIL
the church has been perfected, and the proof that the church has been
perfected is Israel's conversion.
WHAT ALL THIS PORTENDS FOR THE JEWS
a back-handed way, that means - according to Warnock - that UNTIL
Israel is converted, Christ CANNOT return. That begs the
question, what happens to the Jews if they refuse to convert? - AND
THEY WON'T CONVERT, at least not on the timetable nor in the
way that the Warnock model calls for! Remember, 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, if you have not already, to read our article, "Israel and the Renewed
Struggle for the Holy Land" for a detailed discussion of the Gog/Magog
War and its eschatological importance insofar as the "end of the age"
is concerned; we also urge you to read Chapter V of the Antipas
Papers, "Understanding the Book of Revelation" for a discussion
of the chronology of the events of the "end of the age;" finally, for
those of you who are unfamiliar with the Scriptural difference between
Israel and the church, and God's plan and purpose for each of these
entities, we urge you to read Chapter III of the Antipas Papers,
"The Distinction Between Israel and the Church."]
the Second Coming, the Jews AS A NATION will remain in
unbelief. THIS DOESN'T MEAN, OF COURSE, THAT MANY JEWS AS INDIVIDUALS
WON'T BE SAVED BETWEEN NOW AND THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
(as they have been doing all along for centuries - like all the
other peoples of the earth). Thousands and thousands, no doubt, will!
But the conversion of Israel AS A NATION will have to
wait for the end of the Tribulation period - WHEN CHRIST RETURNS!
At which time, the Bible says:
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 firstborn.
"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,
[NOTE: It's important to bear in mind here that what
Warnock and "his crowd" are after is securing the INSTITUTIONS
of Israel's government for themselves - they really don't give a "whit"
for the souls of individual Jews per se. What they are after
is control of the government of Israel. That's what's important to
them. Winning the Jews over on an individual basis without capturing
Israel's INSTITUTIONS OF POWER won't advance Warnock's
insane theology one bit.]
Plainly, then, NATIONAL salvation for Israel will only
happen AT the moment of Christ's Second Coming, not BEFORE
- and if that's the case, it does violence to Warnock's time line, and
leaves those Christians who believe that the Jews and Israel will flock
to them with palm branches in their hands out in the cold like jilted
lovers. 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.
more than that, what will Christian dominionists think when Israel refuses
not only to convert, but - after her victory in the Gog/Magog War [please
see Chapter VI of the Antipas Papers, "The Gog/Magog War"]
- rebuilds the temple, excludes any Christian participation in its rebuilding
and 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!
gloves will come off, the smiles will disappear, and the knives will
surely be unsheathed then. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO LUTHER
when the Jews refused to come over to him after he broke with Rome -
and you can be sure that it will happen again! The fact is, the continued
existence of the Jewish people (and the state of Israel) as a separate,
distinct and UNBELIEVING entity OUTSIDE
the church will have to be explained somehow - this isn't the way things
are supposed to happen according to the "dominionist model." The presence
of unconverted Jews in the Holy Land could not help but be a festering
sore to the dominionist eschatology of George Warnock, Reuven Doren,
C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, D. James Kennedy and the like.
WHAT TO DO?
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. THE DEVIL IS ANIMATING THE JEWS that refuse to convert
- that must be the answer! The Jews MUST be a tribe of
witches. Certainly "Prophets and Apostles" like 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 he says:
"... false teachers (meaning those who oppose "The New Apostolic
Reformation") carry a spirit of WITCHCRAFT."
SADLY, THE JEWS MISS ALL THIS
Sadly, the Jews are so intent on establishing friends, that when a
group - any group - holds out its hand purportedly in friendship, the
Jews are prone to take it. As one Israeli official put it -
"Israel doesn't have a lot of friends around the world, and to write
off (this group of Christians) I think would be foolish."
No! - insofar as most government officials in Israel are concerned,
"friendship" with the very community that constitutes the CORE
political constituency of the most powerful man on earth is worth a
little "blindness" insofar as what might be motivating these people
- and that's not just our observation here at Antipas, many others have
taken note of this fact. For example, Mark O'Keefe, writing for the
Newhouse News Service, reports that solidifying its relationship with
American evangelicals - and, ipso facto, President George Bush's
CORE political constituency in the United States - is
considered vital by Israeli officials to the continued survival of the
state of Israel. INGRATIATING THEMSELVES TO THE AMERICAN EVANGELICAL
COMMUNITY - THAT'S WHAT THE GAME IS ALL ABOUT NOW IN ISRAEL.
The fact is, many in Israeli government circles have come to believe
that this devotion toward Israel extends even to George Bush himself,
who is - supposedly - also a "born-again," evangelical Christian.
Indeed, Moshe Fox, Israel's Washington-based Minister of Public Affairs,
"It's one of the common explanations (of) ... why and how Bush is
sympathetic to Israel and its cause ... I haven't had a chance to
talk to the president about this, but that view is out there and it
is quite common (in Israeli government circles)."
SOLIDIFYING ITS RELATIONSHIP
WITH AMERICAN EVANGELICALS
No wonder, then, that solidifying its relationship with American evangelicals
has become a top priority for the Sharon government - even to the extent
that it has hired TouchPoint Solutions, a Colorado Springs consulting
agency to manage its effort in this regard (NOTE: Colorado
Springs has become a center of Christian evangelical activity in the
last few years; it is the headquarters of such huge Christian enterprises
as Dr. Dobson's Focus on the Family, the Navigators, Youth for Christ,
Highlights of TouchPoint's effort include (1) persuading the top 30
evangelical leaders (including Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, John Hagee,
Tim LaHaye, etc.) to promote political support of Israel in their congregations;
(2) sending a letter to the pastors of the largest 100,000 evangelical
churches in the country (and a postcard to another 350,000) urging them
to encourage their members to support Israel; and (3) conducting "Israeli
Solidarity Days" in 100 cities including public prayer for Israel, stressing
Israel's biblical importance insofar as evangelical Christianity's eschatology
is concerned, and encouraging pastors, business people, and Christian
athletes to make "solidarity trips" to Israel (some of whom will have
their trip expenses paid for by the Israeli government).
TouchPoint President Butch Maltby says,
"The idea is to sell the sellers." [In other words, to influence
evangelical Christian leaders in America to ratchet up support of
Israel among their American congregations in juxtaposition to the
growing influence of the worldwide Islamic community.]
AMENS AND HALLELUJAHS
So important is this effort to Israel - along with a whole host of
other similar Israeli-sponsored endeavors aimed at currying the support
of American evangelicals - that the Israeli government has established
an "Interreligious Affairs Office" in its embassy in Washington and
similar positions in all of its consulates throughout the United States
to "manage" and "coordinate" the undertaking.
Shari Dollinger, an American Jew who grew up in Kansas and was educated
at Brandies University, is the Israeli Embassy's "Interreligious Affairs
Officer" in Washington. While growing up in Kansas, Dollinger became
aware of the impulse of American evangelicals to support Israel. At
Brandies, Dollinger wrote her senior thesis on the support of evangelical
Christians for Israel. She later served as an intern for Senator Sam
Brownback, a Republican evangelical Christian who is one of Congress'
most pro-Israel legislators, and who has been a participant in the ICEJ's
"Feast of Tabernacles" on several occasions over the years.
So intense are Dollinger's efforts (and the efforts of many in the
Israeli Embassy as well as others in Israel's many consulates around
the country) in promoting a good relationship with American evangelicals,
that it is not at all unusual for one to believe that he has walked
into an evangelical Christian "praise and worship" meeting when entering
the Israeli Embassy (or one of its consulates). For instance, in a January
18, 2002 meeting held in the Israeli Embassy in Washington, loud "Amens,"
"Praise the Lords," and "Hallelujahs" could be heard echoing up and
down the hallways of the building as evangelical leaders met with Dollinger
to discuss ways of how Christian college students could lead pro-Israel
events on campuses. Can you imagine! - that would certainly turn many
old-line Jews over in their graves if they heard it.
THIS STRATEGY EXTENDS TO THE "HIGHEST
REACHES" OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT
This strategy (i.e., the strategy of working intimately with American
evangelicals to promote close links between the United States and Israel)
extends even to the highest levels of Israel's government says Rabbi
Yechiel Eckstein, an Israeli and American citizen who has become a Jerusalem-based,
unpaid adviser on Christian affairs to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Eckstein - a good friend of the former head of Pat Robertson's Christian
Coalition, Ralph Reed, and who founded and still heads the Chicago-based
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews - says,
"There's a greater recognition (in the Israeli government) ... that
the evangelical community is NUMEROUS, POWERFUL
and INFLUENTIAL, particularly with this president (i.e.,
THE ICEJ AS A "COORDINATING AGENCY" FOR
EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS IN THE HOLY LAND
It's in the midst of all this American evangelical fervor on behalf
of Israel (and the reverse: fervor on the part of Israel for American
evangelicals) that the ICEJ has managed to place itself as a "broker"
between the two [i.e., between the Israeli government (on the one hand)
and the American evangelical community (on the other hand)] - AND
IN DOING SO, BRINGING "FRONT AND CENTER" ITS WARPED THEOLOGY CONCERNING
THE "END OF DAYS" AND THE "FEAST OF TABERNACLES." The very real
fact of the matter is, over the years the ICEJ has morphed itself "willy
nilly" into a "coordinating agency" - a center for almost all Christian
activity in Israel. And that's exactly the way the ICEJ wants to see
itself: as a CENTER -
"... where Christians throughout the world can learn what is happening
in Israel in order to stimulate Christian leaders, organizations,
and churches to work on behalf of Israel."
And make no mistake about it, there are a lot of organizations the
ICEJ is "brokering for" in Israel; for example, Bridges For Peace, the
Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (which claims 250 "messianic synagogues"
and 350,000 members), Americans for a Safe Israel, David Lewis Ministries,
etc. Indeed, it is conservatively estimated that the ICEJ brokers in
one way or another for over 240 different American evangelical Christian
groups. So successful has the ICEJ been in this effort that many countless
numbers of American evangelical Christian groups that hitherto had no
connection at all to the DERANGED theology that the ICEJ
is promoting, now accept it without even batting an eye or knowing what
it's all about. The problem with all this, however, is that over the
years as their relationship with the ICEJ has deepened and strengthened,
they have begun to imbibe its theology as well: Paul was right when
"A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." (Gal. 5:9)
AMERICAN MILITARY POWER
course, the insane ideas of Warnock would - under normal circumstances
- remain just that: insane ideas, just as the crazed ideas of both List
and Lanz (et. al.) would have remained just that - INSANE
IDEAS and nothing more - if it hadn't been for the fact that
in Hitler (and the Nazi Party) these ideas were wed to German military
AND THE SAME IS TRUE TODAY: the LUNATIC
ideas of Warnock and Hagin (et. al.) would be about as impotent
and infirm as the ideas of List and Lanz (minus the fact of Hitler)
- except for the that in George Bush and his "Promise Keepers"-kind
of Christianity, they are being wed today to American military power
(again, please see our article, "George Bush, the Promise Keepers, and
the Principles of Messianic Leadership").
THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY! The truth is, the invasion
of Afghanistan and the coming invasion of Iraq are to Bush what Hitler's
invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland were to Hitler: PORTENTS
and PREMONITIONS of things to come - with Bush's brand
of "Promise Keepers Christianity" (Warnock's "Overcomers" and "Manifest
Sons of God") acting in the stead of Hitler's SS.
With this in mind, the reality of what the ICEJ is promoting under
the rubric of the "Feast of Tabernacles" takes on a very menacing and
Hitler-like quality - and, indeed, it is precisely for this reason that
we can say that THE FEAST OF TABERNACLE CELEBRATIONS ARE TO THOSE
WHO EMBRACE ITS THEOLOGY OF "MAN BECOMING GOD" WHAT THE BAYREUTH
FESTIVALS WERE TO HITLER AND THE NAZIS.
- AGAIN - ONE SHOULD BEAR IN MIND HERE THAT WHILE NOT ALL AMERICANS
"BUY INTO" THIS IDIOTIC THEOLOGY, THOSE WHO DO FORM THE "CORE CONSTITUENCY"
OF GEORGE BUSH'S POLITICAL SUPPORT. [Indeed, the fact is, those
who subscribe to the ideas that undergird Warnock's theology do not
even form a majority of "born-again" Christians; but they are by far
its most active and vocal proponents - and that's what counts. Just
as that's what counted during the Nazi era, that's what counts today
insofar as American evangelicals are concerned.]
AMERICA AS GOD'S REDEEMER NATION
Moreover, one should consider the fact that in "legitimizing" Warnock's
theology and making it the raison d'être for American conquest
(a process that has already taken root and is growing in the American
mindset), it's not as if there is no foundation upon which to lay it.
The very real fact of the matter is, Americans - and not just American
evangelicals - have a messianic image of themselves and the United
States. Indeed, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., an avowed secularist, writes:
"(In the seventeenth century) THE CALVINIST MIND PRONOUNCED AMERICA
THE REDEEMER NATION; in the eighteenth century it was Jonathan
Edward's theology of Providence; in the nineteenth century it was
Josiah Strong's theology of expansion ("Manifest Destiny"); in the
twentieth century it was Woodrow Wilson's gospel of world order and
John Foster Dulles' summons to a holy war against godless communism."
Clearly, Schlesinger recognizes the fact that Americans of "all stripes"
- religious or otherwise - believe that America has some kind of "special
mission" to perform in the world; a "uniqueness" that places it above
all the other nations of the world. Moreover, Schlesinger perceives
the fact that more often than not, this "uniqueness" has been expressed
in religious terms. For example, Schlesinger sees President Wilson wanting
to "REDEEM" the world; sees Reagan as representing a mighty
comeback of "MESSIANISM;" refers to Dulles as the "HIGH
PRIEST" of the Cold War; and notes Reagan's use of the terms
"CRUSADE" and "HOLY WAR." Historian Charles
Potts believes that Schlesinger is right on this point. Concerning the
accuracy of Schlesinger's observation, Potts writes:
"Three centuries of American political history have their compass
read and almost boxed with RELIGIOUS nomenclature in
this brief quote."
OBVIOUSLY, THEN, THIS REPRESENTS A POWERFUL FOUNDATION UPON WHICH
AMERICAN EVANGELICALS CAN CONSTRUCT AN IDEOLOGY THAT CAN JUSTIFY A
HOLY CRUSADE to REDEEM the world. And, moreover,
once war is entered upon, as is happening right now in Afghanistan,
and as it soon will occur in Iraq, RELIGION HAS A WAY OF COMING EVER
MORE TO THE FRONT. The fact is, as Potts suggests, once war is embarked
upon - for whatever REAL reason, whether economic, political,
social or whatever - leaders of the "war party" are not apt to be able
to throw their populations into the cataclysm of war using as a reason
a "Cost/Benefit Analysis." As the German philosopher Oswald Spengler
"It is necessary to make a metaphysical virtue of intellectual necessity,
AND DRAG GOD INTO IT."
other words, it is necessary for the "war party" to HIDE IN GOD'S
ROBES, even if the REAL reason for going to war
is to "heap up profits to the elites" - as is surely the reason in the
case of Iraq.
WAR BECOMES RELIGION
IT'S HERE - PRECISELY HERE - THAT WAR BECOMES A RELIGIOUS
DUTY; It's then that war becomes religion. America: going forth
to CONQUER and REDEEM the world: it's practically
"HOLY WRIT" in the United States - and when war becomes
religion, there is no answer to it. As psychologist and philosopher
William James writes:
"One cannot meet them (i.e., the warmakers) effectively by mere counter-insistency
on war's expensiveness and horror. The horror makes the thrill;
and when the question is of getting the extremist and supremist out
of human nature, talk of expense sounds ignominious. The weakness
of so much merely negative criticism is evident - pacifism makes no
converts from the military party. The military party denies neither
the bestiality nor the horror, nor the expense; it only says that
these things tell but half the story. It only says that war is WORTH
them ... that mankind cannot afford to adopt a peace-economy."
WAR IS CONDUCTED UNDER THE COLOR OF THIS KIND OF THINKING, IT BECOMES
A HOLY SACRAMENT. The rituals, the myths, the ideological controls
that are then placed on the population in pursuit of the war are now
taken as articles of faith. They are beyond reproof. War has been made
holy. The National Security State is erected under the rubric of "Christ
and the church" - and to oppose its repression is to oppose the rule
EVANGELICALS COME INTO THEIR OWN
IT IS HERE - EXACTLY HERE - THAT AMERICAN EVANGELICALS WILL
SURELY COME INTO THEIR OWN. IT IS HERE THAT WARNOCK'S DEMENTED AND MANIACAL
THEOLOGY ABOUT CHRISTIAN "SUPERMEN" AND THE "MANIFEST SONS OF GOD" WILL
BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. IT'S WAR THAT MAKES
ALL THIS POSSIBLE! And - sadly - it's here that the Christ
of the Gospels will surely become irrelevant to the purposes of America's
New World Order System - the Christ who said:
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a
tooth for a tooth:
"But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but WHOSOEVER
SHALL SMITE THEE ON THY RIGHT CHEEK, TURN TO HIM THE OTHER ALSO.
"And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat,
let him have thy cloak also.
"And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
"Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of
thee turn not thou away.
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.
"But I say unto you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE
YOU, DO GOOD TO THEM THAT HATE YOU, AND PRAY FOR THEM WHICH DESPITEFULLY
USE YOU, AND PERSECUTE YOU;
"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth
rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matt. 5:38-45)
The Christianity depicted in the above Scriptures is certainly NOT
the Christianity of George Warnock; this is NOT the Christianity
of Kenneth Hagin nor Bennie Hinn, nor C. Peter Wagner, et. al.
And this is certainly NOT the Christianity of George Bush
and his "Promise Keepers"-kind of Christians. Oh well, as the Bible
"... wisdom is justified of her (own) children." (Matt. 11:19) [And
none of these men are wisdom's children.]
SEEING PROOF IN ONE'S DIVINE CALLING
IN THE POWER ONE WIELDS
When religion and power are mixed together, the religious begin to
see in the very power they wield proof of their DIVINE
calling. As Michael Parenti writes,
"A nation which has spent the better portion of its history captivated
by its own chosen people mythology will have little difficulty in
believing it is preeminently qualified to uplift mankind. THIS
SALVATION IMPULSE IS COMPOUNDED WHEN NATIONAL VIRTUE IS WEDDED TO
NATIONAL POWER FOR AMERICANS THEN BEGIN TO SEE PROOF OF THEIR DIVINE
CALLING IN THE VERY POWER WHICH ENABLES THEM TO THRUST THEMSELVES
These are precisely the people who - as one church recently did in
Walla Walla, Washington - have flag raising ceremonies in conjunction
with their Sunday morning worship services, while all the people sing
the Battle Hymn of the Republic. These are people who see in
the flag and the pledge of allegiance the sacraments of religion.
Potts says that the "patriotism" these people (for example, the "Christians"
in Walla Walla) promote is absolute conformity to the dictates of the
state - and opposition to these dictates is not merely a matter of dissent
or even a matter of "treason," but matters of BLASPHEMY AND
It's here that religion - whether the secular religion that Himmler
and Hitler promoted, or the "Christian religion" (so-called) that George
Warnock, George Bush, John Ashcroft and the "Promise Keepers" are promoting
- comes closely to resemble the institutions of the Inquisition. Those
who oppose this kind of "flag-waving" - once it takes hold - like Henry
David Thoreau during the Mexican War, Mark Twain during the Spanish
American War and the Aguinaldo Insurrections, Senators Frank Church
and Wayne Morse at the beginning of the Vietnam War, don't have a prayer.
THE POINT TO BE MADE IN ALL THIS IS SIMPLE: IT'S NOT AS IF THE DEVOTEES
OF GEORGE WARNOCK'S "SUPERMAN THEOLOGY" ARE BUILDING FROM SCRATCH. THEY'RE
NOT!! THERE IS ALREADY A POWERFUL FOUNDATION LAID UPON WHICH THE DEVOTEES
OF GEORGE WARNOCK'S "FEAST OF TABERNACLES" CAN BUILD - and, as we
have already connoted, that's precisely what's happening. WARNOCK'S
IDEAS ARE BEING WED TO AMERICAN MILITARY POWER JUST AS SURELY AS THE
IDEAS OF LIST AND LANZ WERE WED TO GERMAN MILITARY POWER.
HISTORY HAS CAUGHT UP WITH US
Brothers and sisters in the Lord, we stand today at the cross roads
of history, and while that may be a worn-out phrase, it is surely the
truth of the matter in this situation. What we do in deciding which
fork of the road we will take will determine eternity for us - and that's
NOT an exaggeration. The fact of the matter is, we find
ourselves racing "back to the future" to the same place the German people
stood just prior to Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland -
only in our case, it's Afghanistan and Iraq with the "Promise Keepers"-brand
of Christianity standing in the stead of Himmler's SS. Only this time
the kind of military power that America wields in the world makes the
kind that Germany wielded sixty years ago seem puny and feeble in comparison.
there should be no mistake today about the reality of American military
power and the stark truth (substance) of the "American New World Order
System." Only a MORON could miss this reality. As Thomas
Donnelly, Deputy Executive Director of the Project for the New American
Century, writing for the magazine, Foreign Affairs [a CFR
"THE FACT OF A (ONE-WORLD) AMERICAN EMPIRE IS HARDLY DEBATED ANYMORE
- very soon now - America will embark upon its war of conquest in the
Middle East (a war that will eventually culminate in the Gog/Magog War)
AND ITS CHIEF ALLIES IN THIS WAR WILL NOT BE BRITAIN OR FRANCE OR
ANY OTHER SUCH NATION, BUT INSTEAD THE AMERICAN EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY
AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL. [The fact of the matter is, there is nothing
that any other nation can add to or detract from American military power
except to allow America to pose its murderous activities in the garb
of "internationalism" or multilateralism."]
Indeed, so intertwined have the affairs of both communities [i.e.,
George Bush's America (undergirded as it is by the American evangelical
Christian community) and the state of Israel, that the PRO-PALESTINIAN
group, "FRIENDS OF AL-AQSA," can say without too much
fear of contradiction:
"FOR CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS (i.e., American evangelicals) ...
AMERICA IS SEEN AS THE GREAT REDEEMER, HER ROLE IN THE WORLD
PROVIDENTIALLY AND POLITICALLY PREORDAINED. THE TWO NATIONS
OF AMERICA AND ISRAEL ARE LIKE SIAMESE TWINS, LINKED NOT ONLY
BY COMMON SELF INTEREST, BUT MORE SIGNIFICANTLY BY SIMILAR RELIGIOUS
FOUNDATIONS. TOGETHER THEY ARE PERCEIVED TO BE PITTED AGAINST AN EVIL
WORLD ... (OF TERRORISTS) AND ISLAMIC REGIMES, ANTITHETICAL TO THE
VALUES OF AMERICA AND ISRAEL."
Most Christian evangelicals couldn't have said it better! - and it's
not as if secular historians have not taken note of this fact. [Again,
We URGE you, if you have not already, to read our article, "Israel
and the Renewed Struggle for the Holy Land" for a detailed discussion
of the Gog/Magog War and its eschatological importance insofar as the
"end of the age" is concerned.]
Isn't this precisely what John Hagee of the huge Conerstone Church
is promoting in his advertisement below? - of course it is!
What a pathetic and miserable sight both Israel and the church make
here! They think to use the forces of greed and avarice that control
the United States for their purposes, but in the end, it's these forces
that will use Israel and the church for their purposes. That's what
happens when one strikes a deal with the devil. [Please see our article,
"In Search of Babylon: What Does the Bible Say" for a thorough discussion
concerning the United States and prophecy."]
Bible calls this agreement (i.e., the very agreement that Hagee is promoting
in his advertisement above) - YOUR "COVENANT WITH DEATH;"
AND YOUR "AGREEMENT WITH HELL!" - AND IT
IS PRECISELY THIS AGREEMENT THAT WILL PRECIPITATE ALL THE EVENTS OF
THE TRIBULATION PERIOD - DANIEL'S SEVENTIETH WEEK!
Concerning the utter blindness that has overtaken us, and the monsters
we as Christians have become as a result of our ugly association with
George Bush's American New World Order System, Robert Burns said it
best when he wrote:
"Would that some power the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others
WHAT YOU CAN DO
ask, What can we do? Well, there is something you can do! You
can take a stand AGAINST what's occurring - against THE
AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM AND CHRISTIANITY'S TERRIBLE
AND HORRID ASSOCIATION WITH IT. [Please see our article, "Get
Out Before It's Too Late."] You don't have to go along with what's happening
- whether in Israel or in the United States; whether you are an Israeli,
or you are a Christian. Do what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did
when they stood against THE SYSTEM of their day - just
STAND; REFUSE TO BOW DOWN TO IT! The Bible
"Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was
threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it
up in the plain of Dura, in the province of BABYLON
(just as our Nebuchadnezzar, George Bush and his Christian evangelical
FLUNKIES have done).
"Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes,
the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the
counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces,
to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the
king had set up. [Bush and his cronies want us to WORSHIP
the New World Order System they have made - to bow down and serve
"Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of
the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the
image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before
the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
"Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people,
nations, and languages,
"That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp,
sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down
and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set
up: [e.g., it is commanded, all you nations - Germany, England,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, Egypt, Colombia, Honduras, Mozambique,
ad infinitum - to bow down and serve the American New World
"And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour
be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. [And whosoever
shall not fall down and worship THE SYSTEM shall be
destroyed just as surely as Afghanistan and Iraq are slated for
"Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of
the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music,
all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped
the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up." (Dan.
This is what George Bush and his minions want insofar as the nations
of the earth are concerned - that they all should fall down and WORSHIP
the American New World Order System that they have set up "in the
plain of Dura, in the province of BABYLON" [Again,
we URGE you to read our article, "In Search of Babylon:
What Do the Scriptures Say."]
But the Bible says that there were some who refused to fall down and
worship THE SYSTEM that Nebuchadnezzar, the KING
OF BABYLON, had created - and Nebuchadnezzar was informed of
their disobedience. [Please see Chapter XIII of the Antipas Papers,
"Antichrist: King of Babylon."] The Scriptures continue:
"Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans (i.e., Babylonians) came
near, and accused the Jews.
spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.
"Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear
the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer,
and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image:
"And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be
cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
"There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of
the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these
men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor
worship the golden image which thou hast set up." (Dan. 3:8-12)
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord! - that's what you must do. Do
what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did! REFUSE TO WORSHIP THE
SYSTEM THAT GEORGE BUSH AND HIS FLUNKIES HAVE SET UP ON THE PLAINS
OF DURA - IN THE PROVINCE OF BABYLON; THE VERY SYSTEM THAT OUR
CHURCHES HAVE NOW BECOME SO MUCH A PART OF - AND NOT JUST ANY PART,
BUT ITS VERY CORE. The Bible goes on:
"Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.
And, of course, this is EXACTLY what will happen to you
when you REFUSE to WORSHIP the SYSTEM
that the KING OF BABYLON has set up in the "the plains
of Dura, in the province of BABYLON." You will be
brought before "... councils; and in the ... (churches) ye shall
be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake,
for a testimony against them." (Mark 13:9) The Bible continues:
"Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the
golden image which I have set up?
"Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the
cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds
of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made;
well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into
the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall
deliver you out of my hands?
"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king,
O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
"IF IT BE SO, OUR GOD WHOM WE SERVE IS ABLE TO DELIVER US FROM
THE BURNING FIERY FURNACE, AND HE WILL DELIVER US OUT OF THINE HAND,
"But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that WE WILL NOT
SERVE THY GODS, NOT WORSHIP THE GOLDEN IMAGE WHICH THOU HAST SET
UP," (Dan. 3:14-18)
We will NOT serve the SYSTEM that Nebuchadnezzar
(i.e., George Bush and his coterie of religious and economic fanatics)
has set up "in the plains of Dura, in the province of Babylon." And
how do we do that? - WE JUST REMAIN STANDING WHEN ALL THE
OTHERS AROUND YOU (your friends and loved ones, your co-workers,
your families, etc.) BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP THE SYSTEM. Believe
me! - you will get noticed. Everyone will notice you - BECAUSE
YOU WILL BE STANDING WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS KNEELING.
And how do you do that practically? Well, I'll tell you how! Print
the articles out (then make additional copies at a Kinkos) and distribute
them in your church. THAT'S WHEN THINGS WILL START HAPPENING!
From that point on, your journey out of today's apostate church to your
(our) "Holy Land" - i.e., to "that city which hath foundations, whose
builder and maker is God" (Heb. 11:10) - will really begin, THUS
FULFILLING THE LORD'S COMMANDMENT TO YOU IN THESE "LAST DAYS" TO -
"COME OUT OF HER, my people, that ye be not partakers
of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." (Rev. 18:4)
And believe me, you will not have to make the first move insofar as
this commandment is concerned - YOU WILL BE "INVITED" TO LEAVE
post haste. Just STAND against THE SYSTEM
that your elders and leaders want you to "bow down to" and "worship,"
and as you STAND, pass out these articles. Believe me,
the commotion you will cause will be great! And why is that? - BECAUSE
IN CHALLENGING THE CHURCH'S CONNECTION TO GEORGE BUSH'S NEW WORLD ORDER
SYSTEM, YOU WILL BE - IPSO FACTO - CHALLENGING THE VERY BASIS
OF HIS HOLD ON POLITICAL POWER. STRIP BUSH OF HIS EVANGELICAL FOLLOWING,
AND YOU WILL STRIP HIM OF HIS POWER; OR - PUT ANOTHER WAY - STRIP THE
CHURCHES WHO SUPPORT HIM OF THEIR "PARISHIONERS," AND YOU WILL RENDER
HIS BASE IMPOTENT.
Either way, you will be striking a blow at him in a way that no other
group on earth can do; but in doing this, you must be motivated NOT
out of any earthly political considerations, but simply because of the
GREAT SHAME this connection (i.e., the connection between
the church and America's New World Order System) has brought on the
church, and on the name of our precious Lord and Savior. The Bible is
right when it says that the Lord's name is blasphemed among the unbelievers
because of these things. THIS OUGHT NOT TO BE - AND IT IS WORTH ANY
PRICE TO "MAKE IT RIGHT." And for those of you in Israel,
and who care for Israel's great name, the same is true: the connection
between Israel and the American New World Order System that the ICEJ
is so shamefully promoting must be broken. It's God that will save Israel,
NOT the greedy and avaricious powers that hold sway in
the United States.
Yes, there will be persecutions! But persecutions are the lot of any
real Christian in this life. If you are not persecuted for your faith,
you should stand in fear as to its reality. Jesus said:
"Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute
you ..." (John 15:20)
But be of "good cheer" - there will be people in your churches watching
what you do. They will take note of your courage and read the material,
and, eventually - IF you are PERSISTENT
enough - they will come to you and ask questions; some will even "rally
to your cause."
As we said in our last article, take these people, and begin meeting
with them. There doesn't have to be many. Meet in your homes - in your
living rooms. This is what the churches in China do! In the early church,
meetings rarely numbered more than twelve people or so. Remember what
"For where TWO or THREE are gathered
together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matt. 18:20)
AND IT IS HERE - IN THESE SMALL MEETINGS THAT WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP
AROUND YOU AS YOU PERSIST IN DISTRIBUTING THIS MATERIAL - THAT
YOU WILL FIND THAT - READY OR NOT - GOD HAS MADE YOU A SHEPHERD IN HIS
FLOCK. YOU HAVE THE WORD (i.e., the BIBLE); AND YOU HAVE HIS SPIRIT
IN YOU - and if such is the case, you can say with Paul -
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Phil.
God bless you all!
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eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR
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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,
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