Attack on america-prophetic implications - nov-dec 2001
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WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Attack on America
Is New York City
Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or not we are living in the last days
before the second coming of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic proof that
these are the endtimes. The proofs below defy coincidence.
Euphrates River to Be Dried Up In Revelation 16:12, the Bible predicts that the Euphrates River
will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the east to invade Israel. This will happen at the time of the battle of Armageddon
according to verse 16 of the same chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at which time Jesus will return and fight
on the side of the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will establish His kingdom and usher in His one thousand-year reign of
peace. On January 13, 1990, the Indianapolis Star carried the headline “Turkey Will Cut Off Flow of Euphrates for One Month.” The
article stated that a huge reservoir had been built by Turkey. While filling up the reservoir, the flow of the Euphrates would be stopped
for one month and a concrete plug for a diversion channel built. These things have now been done. With this newly built dam, Turkey
has the ability to stop the Euphrates River at will. The conditions for fulfilling this 1,900 year-old prophecy are now in place.
China Goes to War In Revelation 9:15-16,
the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million soldiers will launch a war which would kill “the third part of men.” Never in the
history of the world until our present generation has there been a power on earth that could field 200 million soldiers. However, the
late ruler of China, Mao Tse Tung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of 200 million. The CIA World Factbook reports
that in the year 2001, it is estimated that China has 200,886,946 men of military age, and this number is growing by 10 million per
Worldwide Numbering System Predicted In Revelation 13, the Bible prophesies that a
world dictator will soon rule over a world government. He will cause all people in the earth to receive a number without which they
will be unable to buy or sell. We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled before our eyes in a most astonishing way. Nearly every human
being in the world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our Social Security number. In the past few years, we have seen
this number extended to newborns. A child without a Social Security number cannot be declared as a dependent on an income tax
return. We have seen the emergence of electronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people urging the abolishment of cash.
All of these things could not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only after the invention of the computer could such a
worldwide numbering system be administered.
The Emergence of a New World Order Revelation 13:7 and
Daniel 7:23 prophesy the establishment of a world government. The term “New World Order” has become a prevalent phrase in the
world’s political culture. Mikhail Gorbachev made the term famous, and Pope John Paul II has referred to it repeatedly. In the
September 12, 1990 issue of the Chicago Tribune, our former president George Bush said, “Iraq is the first test for the New World
Order.” He emphatically stated that the Iraq War is Saddam Hussein against the world. The United Nations’ troops are continually
referred to as the multi-national forces. The decision has been made to establish an interdependent community of nations that will rule
the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this will lead us into a great world government. The formation of this
government is at hand.
or Divine Providence?
Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertaining to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
Editorial By Irvin Baxter Jr.
Gorbachev: New International Order
n the aftermath of the attack on ferent nations have now been engaged to patrol Irvin Baxter Jr.
America, former Soviet Union President the skies of America! President Bush com-
Mikhail Gorbachev was interviewed by mented concerning this alarming develop- Assistant Editor
Larry King. Gorbachev said that....we ment, “This has never happened before, that Eddie Sax
(the world) had waited too long after NATO has come to help defend our country.
the end of the Cold War to move on with “the But it happened in this time of need, and for Jana Robbins
New International Order.” As the world’s lead- that we are profoundly grateful.”
ing advocate of global governance, Gorbachev This is the first time foreign planes have had Ministry Growth
sees the present crisis as another powerful direct responsibility for defense of the United Kara McPeak
argument for the establishment of one-world States. The question that must be asked is
government. whether we actually needed NATO military Network
The most critical test of the presidency of assistance, or was this simply a ploy to get Administrator
George W. Bush may be whether he is able to Americans used to foreign troops in action Dave Northrop
lead the war on terrorism without succumbing within our borders.
to the siren song of the advocates of one-world Marcus Corbin, a senior analyst at the Webmaster, Layout
government. How is Bush doing to date? Center for Defense Information, provided the Dan Barkley
On the positive side, the president has resis- answer, “Sending the AWACS planes is largely
ted calls to channel all decisions concerning the a political gesture. NORAD (the North Radio Operations
war on terrorism through the United Nations American Aerospace Defense command) is per- Jim Stigleman
Security Council. In so doing, he has retained fectly capable of doing the jobs AWACS planes
U.S. sovereignty and freedom of action. can do.”
On the negative side, Bush has yielded to This alarming development demonstrates
those who salivate to exploit the present crisis once again that America’s most lethal enemy is
in order to plunge the world headlong into the not Osama bin Laden, but our own leaders who Endtime Ministries
clutches of one-world government. On
October 11, 2001, the San Francisco Chronicle
would surrender the sovereignty of the United
States to a foreign power—a one-world gov-
Statement of Faith
reported that two NATO Airborne Warning ernment.
and Control Systems aircraft, with crews from We should continue to pray that President We believe that the Bible is the inspired
12 different nations, would begin patrolling Bush will not be numbered among those who Word of God, that Jesus Christ is the
the skies over the United States. would lead America into the New Savior of the world, and that He will
You heard right! Foreign troops from 12 dif- International Order of Mikhail Gorbachev. ❏ come again to establish a kingdom that
shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44).
Those who are born again (John 3:3-5)
What is Endtime Magazine? will have eternal life and rule as kings
and priests with Christ forever.
In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United States cies of the Bible which he had been teaching since 1968.
and other modern nations in the Bible. He also found the After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment
Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day it was to be torn accelerated rapidly. The decision was made to launch
down, reuniting Germany, and that event would be the Endtime. The purpose of the magazine is to explain the
catalyst to spark an international movement called the prophecies of the Bible and to show that they are now
"New World Order." These things have now come to being fulfilled in intricate detail.
pass. Articles focus on the soon return of Jesus Christ, the
Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal minister, began truth of the Bible, and the need for salvation. Endtime
Endtime Ministries in 1986 when he wrote A Message does not deal with doctrinal controversies, as valid as
For The President, a book explaining the major prophe- they may be. This will be left to other publications.
Letters to the Editor
Feedback What’s On Your Mind?
Endtime Wants to Know.
Re-creating History or pledge allegiance to the beast in order to get the mark that
will be used for buying and selling.
I listened to your program where you interviewed the Muslim
defending his faith. He seems like an intellectual trained in the
post-modernistic, deconstructionistic understanding of reality. The Inevitable Mark
This means that what seems like 2 + 2 = 4 is only true depend-
ing on what culture you are in. It all depends on how you inter- I appreciate your frankness about how you see things and
pret it. (It’s all about what “is” is as Bill Clinton so gloriously where you believe scripture is leading us. I know it is important
spelled out). It’s not about words as concrete things, but about to stand for righteousness especially in these last days. My ques-
context and meanings in today’s culture. It’s all about re-creat- tion is this; why should we call our leaders and the president and
ing history. voice against the National ID mark when scripture plainly states
It reminds me of the twisted words at the Dachau Nazi con- that it is inevitable. Are we just buying some time or are our
centration camp where the entrance sign states “Work Shall Set efforts in vain because these things must come to pass?
You Free.” It’s doublespeak and intentional confusion. This man We do want the Lord to come quickly, don’t we? Thank you
seemed like a perfect politician, gracious and kind. God protect for your time and all that you represent.
us from people like that.
Thank the Lord that Jesus is the truth and His words never P. Jones
change their meaning. Thanks for standing for the truth!
Reply: The mark of the beast will be a very evil thing, and we
In Yeshua, should always resist evil. Furthermore, Daniel 11:40-44
A. Fishman describes nations fighting against the Antichrist during the
final three and one-half years. We know this because the
Abomination of Desolation, which happens three and one-half
National ID: Precursor or Mark? years before Armageddon, occurs in verse 31. Since the
Antichrist will have opposition on a national level almost to the
I have a question concerning the National ID mess. Do you end of his reign, I would like for the United States to be one of
feel that this will be the mark of the beast or do you feel the those opposing forces.
National ID is merely a precursor?
N. Dampier A Pledge Without God
Reply: The beast (the Antichrist) will have to be in power It would be interesting to discuss what we are going to do if
before the mark of the beast can be implemented. We know this this ID card turns out to be the mark. The fact of the matter is
because Scripture tells us that people will be required to worship that they could have you sign a document that says simply that
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you pledge your alliance to the country and leave out “under G- now. It’s Islam today, Christianity tomorrow.
d!” Then what do we do? As a believer that Jesus Christ is the One True God and His
blood has the only saving power, I must not flinch in this belief,
G. Freed no matter what the cost. To this generic god I saw come alive
today, I will not bow down. True peace only comes from God,
Reply: I have already determined that I will not pledge alle- and He alone will bring it. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
giance to the United States without the phrase under God. We My husband and I are Endtime listeners, and we are now in a
should always obey the authority over us unless it contradicts position to be supporters as well. We will be sending $30 per
the authority over it. Consequently, we can pledge obedience to month at this time, more as the Lord provides.
our nation only as long as our nation recognizes the ultimate
authority of God. Internet
Reply: Thank you and Amen!
Your The China War & The Third Temple book is powerful. It was Does Bible Really Say Temple Will Be Rebuilt?
amazing to see how easily things can change in the world that
would allow the scriptures to come true. I really believe that the The cornerstones to the new temple were to have been laid on
Holy Spirit moved you to write many parts of the book. October 4th at 9:30am. To me this a great and marvelous thing,
I also received your two videos: Israel Prepares for but it has not been reported anywhere.
Armageddon and The China Threat. I have searched the Bible and I can’t find where it says that
The time is short, but there is just enough time left to do this temple must be rebuilt. Where in the Bible does it say that?
what God wants us all to do before He returns. Work while it is
day because the night is quickly coming. God bless. D. Crockett
D. Musick Reply: The Bible doesn’t say that the temple must be rebuilt.
But it does prophesy that it will. II Thessalonians 2:3-4 clearly
describes the time when the Antichrist will sit in the temple. If
200 Million Muslims there is no temple, the Antichrist could not fulfill this prophecy.
In Revelation 11:1-2, the Apostle John was told to measure
Could the Muslim nations unite to form the 6th Trumpet’s the temple. According to the passage, this measuring will take
200 million-man army? place 42 months before Armageddon. If there is no temple 42
months before Armageddon, then the measuring of the temple
Multitudes of inquirers could not take place.
There will be a temple standing on the Temple Mount in the
Reply: I have believed for many years that the 200 million- endtime. Consequently, we know that its construction must
man army would come from China. And I still believe that to be begin before long.
true. However, there is one other entity on earth that could pos-
sibly put together this prophesied army.
Since there are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world, it would be Oprah’s Yankee Stadium Interfaith Meeting
possible for them to field an army of 200 million soldiers. If, in
fact, the Muslims are the army to which the prophecy of I want to personally thank everyone in this ministry. You guys
Revelation 9:15-16 speaks, then it appears that the prophesied have really helped my understanding of the endtimes. God is
war has now begun. Since this war will kill one-third of really working through you to bring salvation and revelation to
mankind, the possibility that we have entered that war is sober- many.
ing indeed. Time will soon tell. As I watched Oprah Winfrey’s Interfaith meeting at Yankee
Stadium, I came to realize that the events of September 11 have
triggered a sweep into the Interfaith movement. It is all hap-
Soon: No Tolerance for Full Gospel pening so rapidly now.
Thanks again for all you have done, are doing, and will do in
I watched the gathering of many religions today on MSNBC the future for myself and countless others. I will be in prayer for
and was stunned, however not in shock. I can truly see how the the ministry.
world has changed in little more than a week. Prior to all these
things happening, it was fairly acceptable in this country to say S. Blankenship
that Jesus is the only way to eternal life. But I feel that the
acceptability is shrinking fast. As the world’s faiths unite,
believing the “full gospel” will no longer be acceptable, nor tol- Endtime thanks you for your letters. The letters we use in
erated. I feel we are seeing the day dawn before us when anyone Endtime do not necessarily reflect the views of Endtime and/or its
who doesn’t embrace this “unity” and “peace” (Interfaithism) Endtime reserves the right to edit letters according to space and
will be an outcast and eventually spoken of as the terrorists are editorial style.
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he one comment heard
repeatedly in the aftermath
of the September 11th ter-
rorist attack on America was,
“The world will never be the
same.” All of us instinctively know this is
true, whether or not we understand what
the changes produced by the attacks on
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
will ultimately be.
The questions that nag at each of us
have to be: “How will these events affect
my life? How do these things fit into the
prophecies of the endtime? Where is God
in all of this?”
What prophecies lie ahead?
There are many prophecies in scripture
for the times just ahead. In this article, we
will consider seven of the major ones. The
prophecies we will discuss are:
• Confirmation of a covenant
concerning Israel’s right to the
• Jerusalem shared between Jew and
• A war that kills one-third of
• Temple built on the Temple Mount
• Antichrist sits in the temple
claiming to be God
• The Great Tribulation
• Mark of the beast
Let’s briefly examine each prophecy and
discuss how recent events are already
impacting its fulfillment.
1. Confirmation of a covenant
concerning Israel’s right to
the Promised Land
Daniel 9:27 states that the Antichrist
will confirm a covenant with Israel. This
confirming of the covenant marks the
beginning of a seven-year period, which
culminates at the Battle of Armageddon.
It is at Armageddon that Jesus returns to
the earth to establish His 1,000-year king-
We know that it is the Antichrist who
confirms the covenant because the “he”
that confirms the covenant in Daniel 9:27
also stops the sacrifice and places the
abomination of desolation. Daniel 11:31
clearly states that it is the Antichrist that
takes away the daily sacrifice and places
the abomination of desolation.
The covenant in this prophecy appears
to be the covenant that God made with
Abraham in Genesis 15:18 when God
AP WideWorldPhoto/Chao Soi Cheong
promised the land of Israel to Abraham’s
AP WideWorld Photo/Adel Hana
seed. We know this because, within three
and one-half years of the confirmation of
the covenant by the Antichrist, a Jewish
temple will have been built and animal
sacrifices will have been resumed.
Consequently, we can conclude that the
confirmation of the covenant will affect
the status of Jerusalem and will result in
the building of Israel’s Third Temple on
the Temple Mount.
The present Israeli-Palestinian conflict
is being fought specifically over whether
or not Israel has a right to the land
described in Genesis 15:18. Until recent-
ly, the International Community, as a
whole, has leaned toward the Palestinian
side in this conflict. The pendulum of
world opinion began to swing toward
Israel when Arafat turned down the peace When news of the terror attacks first reached the Middle East, Muslim Palestinians were cap-
deal offered by Israeli Prime Minister tured on film dancing in the streets, indicating their the true feelings for America. Recognizing
Ehud Barak at Camp David last year. the public relations nightmare, Arafat had most of the film was confiscated. He then ran to donate
Barak offered to return virtually all of the blood for the victims. These photos made the newswires.
territories captured in the 1967 War,
including the entirety of the Temple past year have convinced the Israelis that The terrorist attack of September 11th
Mount itself, to Palestinian control. Most they do not have a peace partner. has successfully focused the attention of
of the world thought for sure that Arafat Consequently, many of them have decid- the World Community on the Mideast
would jump at this unprecedented peace ed that the only solution is to unilateral- conflict. The Antichrist, as the recog-
offer. Instead, Arafat launched a new ly separate from the Palestinians. nized leader of the World Community,
round of terrorism, which has now raged Discussion is ongoing at this time con- will apparently arrive at an agreement
for over a year. cerning the possibility of building a fence with Israel concerning settling the Arab-
When news of the successful attack on between Israel and the areas controlled by Israeli conflict. It seems that the attack on
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon the Palestinian Authority. Separation the World Trade Center has hastened that
reached the Palestinians on September seems to be the likely outcome of the day.
11th, they began to dance in the streets in present situation, and it also seems to be The International Community seems to
celebration. Video footage of the celebra- what the Bible prophesies will happen. understand more clearly, since the attack
tions was shown on the television net- Many have believed that the confirma- on America, how it feels to be a victim of
works around the world. Quickly, Yasser tion of the covenant would be a peace terrorism. It is easy to see why they would
Arafat realized how damaging this was agreement between Arabs and Israelis. say to Israel, “If you unilaterally separate
going to be for the Palestinian cause. He However, this seems unlikely since horri- from the Palestinians, establishing lines
ordered the confiscation of the video ble slaughter is specifically prophesied in with which we agree, we will support
footage. The photographers who captured the West Bank area during the final three you.”
these pictures were apprehended and and one-half years of the prophesied It seems likely that the above scenario
warned that if their news services aired seven-year period (Matthew 24:15-21). It could occur within the next 4-6 months.
the footage showing the celebrations, seems more plausible that the confirma- Things could drag out for another 2 or 3
their lives might be in danger. Some of tion of the covenant will be a tacit agree- years. Whenever these developments take
these scenes were shown around the ment between Israel and the Antichrist, place, they will mark the beginning of
world, but were quickly pulled after the speaking on behalf of the International the final seven years before Armageddon.
first day. Community. It is not always easy to foresee every
In the meantime, Yasser Arafat rushed When in Egypt in October of 2001, eventuality. However, if events open the
to the nearest clinic to donate blood for British Prime Minister Tony Blair stated way for the building of Israel’s Third
the victims of the attacks on America. that he doubted terrorism would ever be Temple on the Temple Mount, we can be
There just happened to be plenty of cam- eradicated until the Palestinian-Israeli almost positive that the final seven years
eras present to record this action. By the problem was solved. President Bush have begun.
way, this footage was NOT confiscated by apparently agrees with this assessment.
the Palestinian police. It was distributed During the second week of October, 2. Jerusalem shared between
freely for all of the world to see. 2001, his State Department issued a com- Jew and Gentile
The rejection of Barak’s peace deal and muniqué calling for the establishment of In Revelation 11:1-2, John was
the suicide bombings in Israel during the a Palestinian state. instructed to measure the temple, but to
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not measure the outer court because it China has stated repeatedly that she is the source of the 200 million-man army.
would be trodden down of the Gentiles willing to lose millions of men and major She does seem to be the most logical
for 42 months. This clearly prophesies cities in order to preserve the unity of the choice. However, one other entity on
that the temple will be under Israeli con- Motherland. earth could conceivably provide the
trol for the final 42 months before Another critical factor in this equation prophesied 200 million-man army—the
Armageddon, but the outer court of the deserves our attention. China presently Muslims. China has a population of 1.3
temple will be under Gentile control. has 25 intercontinental ballistic missiles billion. There are 1.2 billion Muslims in
On October 11, 2001, President Bush equipped with nuclear warheads. These the world. It is possible that the Muslims
called for the sharing of Jerusalem. He “city-buster” bombs are ten times as pow- could provide the 200 million-man army
stated that it should be the capital of both erful as the atomic bomb that was spoken of in Revelation 9.
the Palestinian state and the Jewish state. dropped on Hiroshima in World War II. If the Muslims are the ones spoken of in
The 2,000 year-old prophecy and the It is almost certain that each of these the prophecy, then the war that will kill 2
recent sharing proposal of the U.S. presi- missiles is aimed at U.S. cities. Should billion human beings has just begun! If
dent are in perfect agreement. This shar- China launch these nuclear weapons China is to be the 200 million-man army,
ing arrangement will undoubtedly be one against the United States today, 25 major the war could be launched at any time—
of the provisions of the confirmation of U.S. cities would cease to exist. The U.S. probably sooner rather than later.
3. A war that kills one-third of
If the Muslims 4. Temple built on the Temple
The prophecy of Revelation 9:15-16
simply states that an army of 200 million
are the ones Both II Thessalonians 2:3-4 and
Revelation 11:1-2 clearly state that there
soldiers will trigger a war that will kill spoken of in the will be a Jewish temple on the Temple
one-third of mankind—2 billion people. Mount before and during the final three
Mao TseTung, the late leader of China, prophecy, then and one-half years preceding
boasted in his diary that China could field Armageddon.
an army of 200 million. China has repeat- the war that will The new emphasis by the Bush admin-
edly declared its intention to reunite istration on some kind of settlement in
Taiwan with Mainland China, by force if kill 2 billion the Middle East and the stance in favor of
necessary. a shared Jerusalem can only expedite the
When Taiwan held her first democratic human beings prophesied building of Israel’s Third
elections in 1996, China lobbed missiles Temple.
five miles off the Taiwanese coast. China has just begun!
hoped to intimidate Taiwan from holding 5. Antichrist sits in the temple
these elections because she didn’t want claiming to be God
the Chinese race to be infected by the dis- has nothing to stop them. We have no The prophecy states that the man of sin
ease of democracy. anti-missile defense system in place. (the Antichrist) will sit in the temple of
In order to protect Taiwan’s fledgling President Bush has proceeded with God, claiming to be God (II
democracy, the United States sent two plans to build an anti-missile defense sys- Thessalonians 2:4). How could an inter-
aircraft carriers into the Straits of Taiwan. tem. However, it will not become opera- national leader such as the Antichrist ever
China had no weapons that could coun- tional until 2004. In 2004, China will sit in the Holy Place claiming to be God?
teract these floating naval bases. lose her ability to threaten the U.S. with President Bush’s proposal to share
Consequently, she was forced to back nuclear attack should a conflict develop Jerusalem, which was first put forward by
down. However, China immediately over Taiwan. Bill Clinton at Camp David, will
placed an order with Russia to purchase Consequently, China finds herself in a inevitably also call for the sharing of the
two Sovremenny ships. These ships are two-year window of opportunity. If she is Temple Mount, which is the core of
aircraft carrier destroyers. They are capa- going to make good on her threat to take Jerusalem.
ble of firing nuclear tipped missiles that Taiwan, by force if necessary, the logical Anticipating this, former Israeli Prime
can sink aircraft carriers with a single hit. time to move is within the next two Minister Ehud Barak actually proposed
China took delivery of these two ships in years. the sharing of the Temple Mount between
the year 2000. With all of the U.S. aircraft carriers in Jew and Muslim. Understanding the
With the war on terrorism in the Middle East, the most logical time for potential conflict of such an arrangement,
Afghanistan, the United States has sent China to make her move is right now! Barak suggested that the UN could be
every aircraft carrier that was in the The bottom line is simply this—the ter- given supervision over the Temple Mount
Western Pacific to the Middle East. At ror attack on America may have created for the purpose of maintaining order. This
this time, we have no aircraft carriers in the situation that will soon destroy one- could explain how the international
the Straits of Taiwan. Stripped of this pro- third of mankind. leader of the world, the Antichrist, will
tection, Taiwan is wide open to a surprise It should be noted that scripture does be able to stand on the Temple Mount,
attack from the mainland. Remember, not specifically state that China will be claiming authority and sovereignty there.
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6. The Great Tribulation
AP WideWorld Photo/Richard Drew
The Antichrist sitting in the temple
claiming to be God is referred to in scrip-
ture as the Abomination of Desolation.
The Abomination of Desolation is the
event that triggers the prophesied time of
great persecution called the Great
Jesus said in Matthew 24:15-21,
“When ye therefore shall see the abomi-
nation of desolation, spoken of by Daniel
the prophet, stand in the holy place,
(whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee
into the mountains…For then shall be
great tribulation, such as was not since
the beginning of the world to this time,
no, nor ever shall be.”
The Great Tribulation will be a cam-
paign against the religious and political
non-conformists of the world. Anyone
who will not buy into the all-encompass-
ing religious system of Interfaithism and Singer Lee Greenwood performs, during the "A Prayer for America" service at Yankee Stadium
the universal system of global governance on September 23rd. Prayers at this Interfaith event were led by Cardinal Edward Egan, left, and
will be considered a threat to world peace a medley of spiritual leaders from most of the world’s major religions.
Since the attack on America, we have bond, to receive a mark in their right prophecy for the time ahead has been
seen an unprecedented emphasis placed hand, or in their foreheads: And that no impacted by the terror attacks on
on recognizing the validity of the great man might buy or sell, save he that had America. The confirmation of the
religions of the world. We are being told the mark, or the name of the beast, or the covenant and the war that kills one-third
repeatedly that Muslims worship the number of his name.” of the world’s population could come to
same God that the Jews and the As a result of the terrorism of pass literally within months. Never has
Christians worship. President Bush has September 11th, a cry has gone out for the urgency been so great!
stated that the Muslim religion is a “great new systems of safety and identification.
religion.” Advocates of one-world government have So what should we do?
Muslims do not believe Jesus was the long campaigned for a national ID card. As we see all the prophecies of the
Messiah, or that He was God or even the Americans, loving freedom and privacy, endtime moving swiftly toward fulfill-
Son of God. They do not believe Jesus have adamantly resisted every effort by ment, our first reaction should be to
died on the cross, and they do not believe the government to impose such a system. reaffirm our own personal salvation.
that He gave His blood for the sin of In the aftermath of the recent terrorism, a Jesus said in Matthew 24:44, “Therefore
mankind. The Bible tells us that those national ID has once again been given be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye
who do not believe that Jesus is come in consideration. Britain’s Prime Minister think not the Son of man cometh.” Jesus
the flesh are antichrist. To deny that Jesus Tony Blair has announced the institution told us that we must be born again in
is God is to deny God Himself. The of a national ID card in Great Britain. order to become a part of the kingdom of
Muslim religion is not a great religion. It This card will be required in order to fly, heaven.
is paganism, and it denies the atonement buy gasoline, or open a bank account. In After we have obeyed the biblical plan
accomplished by Jesus Christ on the cross other words, you will have to have it in of salvation, then we should enthusiasti-
of Calvary. order to function in British society. cally share the gospel of Jesus Christ with
The present media campaign against Prime Minister Blair and President every person possible. Jesus said in
all who are not religiously inclusive is Bush discussed the possibility of national Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the
preparing the way for the coming Great ID cards together. It is easy to see how the kingdom shall be preached in all the
Tribulation. tragedy of September 11th is accelerating world for a witness unto all nations; and
the march of society straight into the then shall the end come.”
7. Mark of the beast arms of the mark of the beast. Our latest If we are ever going to evangelize the
Revelation 13:15-18 describes the sys- reports, thankfully, are saying that world, the time is now! If we ever plan to
tem of security and identification that President Bush does not favor a national reach our lost loved ones, it must be now!
will be implemented during the time of ID card for America at this time. Remember, we must work while it is day;
the Antichrist. “And he causeth all, both for “the night cometh, when no man can
small and great, rich and poor, free and As we can see, almost every major work.” ❏
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AP WideWorld Photo/Gulnara Samoilova
Covered head to toe in soot, people make their way amid debris from the World Trade Center. We read in Revelation 18:17-19: “For in one hour
so great riches is come to nought... And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!... And they
cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city..." Was this prophecy fulfilled on September 11?
Is New York City…
Was Revelation 18 Fulfilled on September 11, 2001?
prophecy. Some of the similarities are The frightening images captured and
It was a day to remember... hard to ignore. Many have asked, so let’s immortalized on the fateful day of the ter-
But was it a day foreseen? take a look. ror attack resembled some of the prophe-
It has been widely taught in recent cies about Babylon in Revelation 18,
BY EDDIE SAX years that, while Revelation 17 describes leading many to wonder if this prophecy
he Bible prophesies the “religious” Babylon, Chapter 18 portrays has now been fulfilled.
destruction of Babylon in “economic” Babylon. Political Babylon is
the 18th chapter of elsewhere. The three Babylons are taught Apparent Similarities—Mystery
Revelation. Many of the to be separate. Based on this theory, it is Babylon vs. New York City
events that happened in reasoned that the United States, repre- Revelation 18:8: “Therefore shall her
New York City on September 11th bore sented by its financial center, New York plagues come in one day, death, and
an eerie resemblance to parts of this City, is economic Babylon. mourning, and famine; and she shall be
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utterly burned with fire: for strong is the
AP WideWorld Photo/Richard Drew
Lord God who judgeth her.” It did happen
in one day – death, mourning and fire.
9b-10: “they shall see the smoke of her
burning, Standing afar off for the fear of
her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great
city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one
hour is thy judgment come.” Much
smoke, many standing afar off seeing the
torment, the towers fell in just over an
19: “And they cast dust on their heads,
and cried, weeping and wailing, saying,
Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were
made rich all that had ships in the sea by
reason of her costliness! for in one hour is
she made desolate.” The images of people
escaping from the buildings covered head
to toe in soot comes mightily close to this
verse. Many were certainly made rich by
the activities at the World Trade Center.
21: “And a mighty angel took up a
stone like a great millstone, and cast it Revelation 18:8 says Babylon shall be utterly burned with fire. Verses 11-14 prophesy that "the
into the sea, saying, Thus with violence merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise
shall that great city Babylon be thrown any more:" The photo above was taken from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on
down, and shall be found no more at all.” Monday, September 17, six days after the attacks. Obviously, Revelation 18 has not been
The World Trade Center is no more. fulfilled.
A Closer Look at the Similarities tubes. The people covered head to toe in world over, who have committed fornica-
So it seems like a fit. But wait. Let’s soot were escaping for their lives. To tion and lived deliciously with her,
look a little closer at some of these con- liken this verse to those covered in soot is should be in great mourning right now.
clusions. irresponsible. But they are not.
Revelation 18:2 begins: “Babylon the 21b: “Thus with violence shall that Verses 11-14 prophesy that “the mer-
great is fallen, is fallen.” We have yet to great city Babylon be thrown down, and chants of the earth shall weep and mourn
prove whether or not New York City is shall be found no more at all.” The city over her; for no man buyeth their mer-
economic Babylon. So this scripture, was not thrown down, only a few build- chandise any more:” Obviously not ful-
however poetic, offers us no proof. ings. We cannot say that “the city” shall filled.
8: “Therefore shall her plagues come in be found no more. Only the World Trade Verse 16 describes Babylon as being
one day, death, and mourning, and Center shall be found no more. “clothed in fine linen, and purple, and
famine; and she shall be utterly burned It has been said that the United States scarlet, and decked with gold, and pre-
with fire: for strong is the Lord God who is Babylon of Revelation 18. When con- cious stones, and pearls”. This neither
judgeth her.” Taking a second look at this fronted with the fact that Babylon is a describes the World Trade Center, nor
verse, we should recognize that famine city, not a country, it is contended that lower Manhattan, nor the City of New
was, in no way, a result of this catastro- the U.S. is represented by its financial York, nor the United States of America.
phe. Furthermore, the word “utterly” center, New York City. We now see that Verse 23 states that by the sorceries of
denotes absoluteness and totality. The in order to really link the description this Babylon “were all nations deceived.”
subject is economic Babylon, not a few given to us in Chapter 18, we must fur- In what way were all nations deceived?
buildings of the many located in lower ther narrow Babylon down to a few spe- Verse 24: “And in her was found the
Manhattan. The New York Stock cific office buildings, while overlooking blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all
Exchange was not destroyed. The markets the fact that trading has now resumed. that were slain upon the earth.” Does this
are open. The word “utterly” does not fit. describe New York or the U.S.A.? No, it
19: “And they cast dust on their heads, More Problem Verses in Chapter does not. Neither New York nor the
and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, 18 United States has ever been involved in
Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were Verse 2 states that Babylon’s fall results religious persecution. It simply does not
made rich all that had ships in the sea by in her being “the habitation of devils, and fit.
reason of her costliness! for in one hour is the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of
she made desolate.” Nobody cast dust on every unclean and hateful bird.” This does Summary to date
their own heads in an act of mourning as not fit. Only the World Trade Center fell, not
they saw their money going down the According to verse 9, leaders of nations Wall Street, not the city, not the country.
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The word “utterly” can only apply to a
few buildings. Stocks are trading. No
famine took place. There is no record of
people casting dust on their heads in
mourning. The city can still be found. A
very small percentage of those who work
in “economic Babylon” lost their lives.
Nations are still doing business with
Wall Street. Her merchandise is still
being bought. She is not clothed in pur-
ple and red. She does not deceive by sor-
ceries. And she has no record of killing
prophets and saints.
Regardless of whether you have been
taught in the past that Babylon is the
United States, New York City, the Wall
Street district, or the specific buildings of
the World Trade Center, Revelation 18
does not fit. Yes, there are some striking
similarities, but that’s as far as one should
Babylon of Revelation 18 = Revelation 17 depicts a woman riding a red-colored beast, and gives us clues as to her identi-
Babylon of Revelation 17 ty. Revelation 18 goes on to describe what happens to her. The two chapters are one continu-
By comparing certain scriptures in ous stream of thought; they cannot be separated!
Revelation 18 with parallel verses in
Chapter 17, we will prove beyond all decked with gold, and precious stones, road on trying to parallel Revelation 18
shadow of a doubt that the Babylon of 17 and pearls! (18:16).” with the events of September 11th. We
and 18 are one and the same. Then we According to these verses as well, are about to see that the destruction of
will proceed to identify who Babylon Revelation 17 and 18 describe the same Babylon occurs not on September 11,
really is. Babylon. 2001, but at the time of the Battle of
First, we will compare Revelation 17:2 There’s more. 17:6a versus 18:24a: Armageddon.
with 18:3 and 18:9: “And I saw the woman drunken with Revelation 16:16-21 clearly states that
“With whom the kings of the earth the blood of the saints, and with the the events of the 7th Vial include the
have committed fornication, and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus (17:6)... And Battle of Armageddon. According to
inhabitants of the earth have been made in her was found the blood of prophets, verse 19 they also include the judgment
drunk with the wine of her fornication and of saints (18:24).” upon Babylon. “And the great city was
(17:2)... For all nations have drunk of the Enough said. divided into three parts, and the cities of
wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the nations fell: and great Babylon came
the kings of the earth have committed Babylon’s Destruction Is at in remembrance before God, to give unto
fornication with her, and the merchants of Armageddon her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of
the earth are waxed rich through the Now that we have proven that there his wrath.” The judgment upon Babylon
abundance of her delicacies (18:3)... And can be no distinction between the described in the 7th Vial is further
the kings of the earth, who have commit- Babylon of one chapter to the next, let’s described in Chapters 17 and 18. We will
ted fornication and lived deliciously with look at two more parallels. Revelation prove this by paralleling 16:19 with 18:5.
her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, 14:7b-8 speaks of Babylon’s fall. “…great Babylon came in remem-
when they shall see the smoke of her “…for the hour of his (God’s) judg- brance before God, to give unto her the
burning (18:9).” ment is come... Babylon is fallen, is fall- cup of the wine of the fierceness of his
Clearly, these two chapters describe the en, that great city, because she made all wrath (16:19)... For her sins have reached
same entity. It would be hard to conclude nations drink of the wine of the wrath of unto heaven, and God hath remembered
otherwise. Now compare Revelation 17:4 her fornication.” her iniquities (18:5).”
with 18:16: We can see that this description is This remembrance by God is followed
“And the woman was arrayed in purple identical to 17:2, 18:3 and 18:9. by a description of the fierceness of His
and scarlet colour, and decked with gold Revelation 18:2 also uses the “Babylon wrath. It’s His judgment. The subject of
and precious stones and pearls, having a the great is fallen, is fallen” terminology. Revelation 17 and 18 is the judgment of
golden cup in her hand full of abomina- And we see that the fall of Babylon is the the great whore (17:1). Chapter 18
tions and filthiness of her fornication hour of God’s judgment. describes this judgment – the fierceness
(17:4)... that great city, that was clothed The final parallel is found in the 7th of the plagues and wrath that He will
in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and Vial. This is where the rubber meets the pour out upon her.
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In summary, the Babylon of Chapter 17
is the Babylon of Chapter 18. Its fall is
the hour of God’s judgment (14:7-8), Whetstone
which includes the judgment of the great by John L. Bryant
whore (17:1). It is when God remembers
her (16:19, 18:5). The 7th Vial occurs at
the time of the Battle of Armageddon, 1. The day of the Lord will come as a _____ in the night.
A. Mouse B. Thief C. Murderer D. None of these
and therefore, the judgment of the great 2. Who sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word?
whore described in Chapter 18 occurs A. Mary B. Martha C. Lazarus D. All of these
then too. 3. Whom did Paul persecute?
A. Romans B. The Church of God C. The Sanhedrin D. The Pharisees
So Who Is Babylon of Revelation 4. What physical difficulty did Isaac have when he was old?
18? A. Cross-eyed B. Arthritis C. His eyes were dim D. He had a limp
Now that we have taken great pains to 5. Why did Christ die on the cross?
prove what Babylon is not and why she A. For our sins B. He was forced into doing it. C. Because Satan
did not fall on September 11, 2001, let’s tricked Him into doing it. D. The Bible doesn’t say.
6. What bird did God command to feed Elijah?
see who she is. Revelation 18 describes A. Sparrow B. Bittern C. Raven D. Hawk
her judgment, but Chapter 17 tells us her 7. Whose face looked like the face of an angel when the council looked at him?
identity. We are given several unmistak- A. Titus B. Stephen C. Timothy D. Peter
able clues: 8. Before whom does the Lord prepare a table, in Psalm 23:5?
Verse 18 tells us that the woman is a A. Mine enemies B. My friends C. The neighbors D. The king
city. Verse 15 teaches that she is also an 9. In Ephesians 4:11, one of these is not for the perfecting of the saints.
international system, sitting on peoples, A. Prophets B. Apostles C. Pastors D. Novices
multitudes, nations and tongues. Verse 9 10. What did Jesus say to the leper? “I will, be thou …”
A. Likewise B. Gone C. Clean D. Cursed
explains that the woman (the city) sits on
11. How did Moses obey God to obtain water from the rock at Messah?
seven hills. Verse 4 says that the woman is A. By striking it B. By speaking to it C. By drilling a hole
arrayed in purple and red. According to D. By standing on it
verse 6, the woman was to be a great per- 12. This son of Jonathon, dropped by his nurse, became crippled.
secutor of God’s people. A. Joab B. Mephibosheth C. Abner D. Jonathon
There is a very powerful force on this 13. With only three hundred men he defeated the Midianites.
earth that fulfills every one of these A. Joshua B. Moses C. Gideon D. David
prophecies to the letter. 14. From what tribe did the Lord spring?
Rome is a city. It is universally known A. Judah B. Gad C. Asher D. Simeon
15. Who did God send to prepare the way for Jesus?
as “The City of Seven Hills.” It is the A. Barnabas B. John Mark C. John the Baptist D. Joseph
headquarters for the Roman Catholic 16. Who was inflicted from head to foot with boils?
Church, which claims one billion mem- A. Elisha B. Job C. Adonijah D. Nathan
bers from all over the world. 17. Cast not your pearls before this animal, said Jesus.
There are two ruling bodies in the A. Camels B. Swine C. Mules D. Cows
Catholic Church—the Cardinals who 18. Paul refers to _____ as “My own son in the faith.”
wear red, and the Bishops and A. Timothy B. Titus C. Silas D. Demas
Archbishops who wear purple. History 19. What is a little member that boasts great things?
tells us that the Vatican and the papacy A. Ear B. Midget C. Tongue D. Mind
20. This leader was told “to be strong and of a good courage.”
have been responsible for the deaths of at A. Joshua B. Caleb C. Gehazi D. Samuel
least 50 million Christians over the last Answers on page 31
The Vatican fulfills this prophecy so
accurately it is astonishing. Rome is the Who Is Babylon?
Mystery Babylon in Revelation 14, 16,
17 and 18. It is not America, and it is not Clues from Revelation 17 Rome New York
New York City.
Is it a city? yes no
On the surface, the parallels between
Revelation 18 and the terror attack are Headquarters of an international system? yes could be
striking and worthy of a second look. The
second look, however, reveals that there is Arrayed in purple and red? yes no
no connection. ❏ Known for killing saints and prophets? yes no
If you would like more information about
Revelation 17, please contact Endtime. Simply Does it sit on seven hills? yes no
request the free booklet, “Why So Many Mother of harlots? Does she have children? yes no
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The Globalist Perspective
view of the…
Attack on America
An Op-Ed by Jim Garrison
Jim Garrisson serves as President of The list is endless. lutism that only elevating war to the
Mikhail Gorbachev’s State of the World Given the enormity of the barbarity realm of the holy can instill. He will kill
Forum. The State of the World Forum is a America experienced, the Government until he himself is killed. When we even-
think-tank of prestigious world leaders. Its will certainly exact vengeance. The tually do this, as I assume we will, we
goal is to determine the course that global gov- destruction of the World Trade Towers must understand that in his place will
ernance should take as we move into the 21st and the Pentagon were veritable acts of arise myriad new Osama bin Ladens,
Century. The following op-ed piece by Jim war against the United States. While we equally committed, equally impassioned,
Garrison articulates the view of Gorbachev’s plan our vengeance, however, let us also equally ruthless. When one fights fire
State of the World Forum and those who be aware that, from the point of view of with fire, fire is not always vanquished. It
believe that one-world government is the only our enemies, we are guilty of horrendous can lead to a conflagration that burns
answer to the myriad problems confronting our crimes against them; thus their hatred beyond any borders, particularly if one is
world. against us. To plan such acts as what fighting a fire that is considered holy.
occurred on September 11, with such a As we seek his demise, it is perhaps
n September 11, 2001, we high degree of sophistication and preci- worth reflecting on some truths provided
Americans lost our sense sion, are not simply the acts of madmen by the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah,
of invulnerability and bent on a binge of random destruction. now upon us. At the core of this com-
joined in the universality They were calculated deeds deliberately memoration of the Jewish New Year lies
of human suffering. Not conceived, meticulously planned and the story of Deborah, a woman judge of
only for a moment did the world become methodically executed by men and ancient Israel, whose leadership included
America, as so many noted, but America women of such deep conviction that they the mourning of Sisera, the General
became the world. were willing to give their very lives as against whom the Jews of the time were
As we mourn our dead, let us also instruments of the success of their mis- fighting. At the moment of victory
mourn the frailty of the human spirit and sion. against him and also in the midst of their
humanity’s incapacity to be consistently President Bush has rightly declared grieving for their own dead, Deborah
humane. As painful as our agony is here, war against such terrorism. We must intuited that the pain of the mothers on
what America has just suffered is what know that Osama bin Laden is a warrior the other side was just as intense as that
others throughout the world have experi- dedicated to more than just war; he is of her own people. In this, she understood
enced, sometimes with even more devas- leading a holy war against the United one of the great truths of all religions,
tating impact, and sometimes at the States and Israel. He is not a diplomat; he that we are all one, which, if we can bear
hands of Americans. People around the is not a negotiator; he is not a compro- to think the thought, means that Osama
earth are caught up in a complexity of miser. He is a man of war who, ironically, bin Laden is us, and we are him, and we
hatreds as both victims and victimizers: was an ally of the CIA in the 1980s dur- are all made of the same dust.
in Ireland, in the Middle East, in the ing the war in Afghanistan against the Bush and bin Laden are caught up in
Balkans, in Rwanda, in South Africa, in Soviets. He has been building his army the act of co-origination. In a deep and
Afghanistan, in Cambodia, in Vietnam. and his tactics for decades with an abso- mysterious way there is a deep syn-
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chronicity of opposites coming together terrorism can only be truly won when we opposites collide, they co-create; and it is
between them with a force that, if we can also declare war on the roots which cause precisely our ability to hold the opposites
endure and live through it, can potential- such acts of barbarity: poverty, illiteracy, in a spirit of empathy and humility that
ly redeem us. Bin Laden’s attacks came injustice, and disease. Terrorism does not generates the capacity for the redemption
against the two icons of American power: arise in a vacuum but has it roots in his- we seek. If out of the present crisis the
global capitalism in the World Trade torical, political, social and economic dys- United States emerges more connected
Center and U.S. military might in the functions so deep, so cruel, so systemic with the rest of the world, more willing
Pentagon. Adding insult to injury, the that they create and sustain discontent to compromise national sovereignty with-
hijackers used American technology to until it spills over into a desperation that in the context of the needs of the larger
destroy American symbols, transforming sees no recourse other than wanton community of nations, more willing to
American civilian airplanes into guided destruction against those perceived as live cooperatively within coalitions than
missiles against American institutions. responsible for the plight of the terrorists. outside them, then light will have truly
Underestimating the enemy, American Unless there is an equally dedicated come from out of the darkness and
intelligence was caught completely attack on the causes of terrorism, there redemption out of the recesses of hatred
unprepared. will never be victory in the war against and war. In one of the deepest paradoxes
More deeply, the attack came against terrorism. of contemporary history, the present crisis
perhaps the most conservative adminis- Let us meet our measure of vengeance might compel America to reconnect with
tration in modern American history therefore with an equal measure of mercy. the wellspring of values the rest of the
which has been systematically withdraw- world intuits it needs America’s leader-
ing from all multilateral agreements and
treaties with the exception of those which
“If out of the ship in order to achieve.
If we can attain this level of under-
increase American economic power.
Paradoxically, the actions of September
present crisis the standing, we will have learned the wis-
dom of limits, that in an increasingly
11 were taken against the son of the man
who organized the coalition of nations to
United States complex and interdependent world, no
country is an island unique unto itself;
fight Desert Storm, the catalytic point at
which bin Laden turned his armies
emerges…more and, since there are no longer frontiers to
war, the only sustainable solution to hate
against the Untied States. History has
bestowed upon George W. the task of
willing to compro- is to stop the underlying causes that pro-
duce it, working within the community
organizing a coalition against the man
that his father’s coalition turned into the
mise national of nations to achieve goals that benefit the
poor as well as the rich, the south as well
enemy. The President, who is withdraw- sovereignty…the as the north, the developing nations as
ing from the world in order to maximize well as those more advanced. Achieving
America’s freedom for unilateral actions light will have this, America will fulfill the deepest
in the world, has been met by the ulti- yearning of one of its founding fathers,
mate unilateralist: bin Laden. The super- truly come from Benjamin Franklin, who wrote that he
power has met the super-empowered believed the real destiny of America
individual. out of the would not be about power; it would be
To succeed, Bush the unilateralist must about light.
become the premier multilateralist. He darkness…” These thoughts I pass your way, keenly
must forge a coalition of nations against aware that many might disagree. I am
world terrorism like the world is trying to In so doing, perhaps we can come to real- deeply sensitive to the fact that wisdom is
forge to deal with global warming, ize that the world is not simply a rough a very elusive thing. We often have the
nuclear disarmament, trafficking in small terrain that needs to be made flat in order experience but miss the meaning. It
arms, chemical and biological weapons, to enable the global corporations, finan- invariably comes slowly, painfully, and
all coalitions and treaties from which he cial interests and entertainment industry only after deep reflection. This is to say
has disengaged. Perhaps the ultimate to have a richer harvest. While good for that my thoughts now will change as my
irony of this complex set of interactions is business, free trade zones may not do jus- subjective interaction with the event
that this Administration might learn that tice to the complexity of the world ecolo- itself changes, as they will with the pas-
global cooperation and global gover- gy with all its voices, cultures, histories sage of time and the constant ebb and
nance, meaning the alignments of nation and traditions, all of which have their flow of the world situation. In a year we
states around rules and norms for interna- own unique legitimacy and all of which will all look back on September 11 and
tional priorities, deliberation and com- must be given their rightful place of view it completely differently than we do
merce, actually serve the national security honor. today. Let us all be humbled by this and
interests of the United States rather than While at the level of politics we seek modulate our certainties accordingly; and
threaten them. victory over terrorists, at the level of heal- let us engage with each other with deep-
Working within the complexity of ing our redemption might come with our ened empathy and compassion. ❏
coalitions might enable us to tackle willingness to grapple with the complex- Reprinted with permission from Jim
another complexity: that the war against ities occurring around us: that when Garrison and State of the World Forum
ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001 19
World Government Watch
AP WideWorld Photo/Amr Nabil
Nearly two million Muslim pilgrims partake in Friday prayers inside and outside the Great Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest shrine. While American
Muslims claim that Islam is a religion of peace, the Koran in numerous places clearly teaches otherwise.
BY GARY H. KAH sympathize with those in New York, are peace-loving and decent citizens who
n Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. who love this country. Although we as Bible-
September 11th, America lost loved ones. believing Christians disagree with many
was caught off-guard, Now America must respond…but of their religious beliefs and practices,
completely unprepared how? What do we need to know about and must not support them, it would be
for an act of terror on such our enemies, about ourselves and about wrong to persecute Muslims for their
a monstrous scale. My wife and I sat God’s purpose if we are to see victory in faith. Rather, we must go out of our way
stunned in front of our television as the this land? to show them the love of Jesus Christ,
unbelievable series of events unfolded. hoping they will receive His gift of for-
Like most Americans, we were horrified The Heart of Islam giveness and eternal life.
by the images of terror, pain and grief It is important for us to realize that Having said this, we must nevertheless
that came across our set. We have been most of America’s six million Muslims be aware of the fact that Islam has histor-
gripped by the scope of this tragedy and are not terrorists. A majority, I believe, ically been a bloody religion. This is part-
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ly due to the strong influence of violent seeks their friendship shall become the truth from their Lord. Thus God
secret societies in Islamic culture and the one of their number. God does not lays down for mankind their rules of
wide acceptance of peripheral religious guide the wrongdoers.” conduct. When you meet the unbe-
writings that promise a better place in Surah 9:73 (Make war on unbe- lievers in the battlefield strike off
paradise — including a harem of 72 vir- lievers) “Prophet, make war on the their heads and, when you have laid
gins — for those men who die while tak- unbelievers and the hypocrites and them low, bind your captives firmly.
ing the lives of “unbelievers.” It is also deal rigorously with them. Hell shall Then grant them their freedom or
due to Islam’s holiest book, The Koran, be their home: an evil fate.” take a ransom from them, until War
which is militant in its views toward Surah 9:5 (Slay the idolaters/ shall lay down her burdens. Thus
Christians and Jews. Consider the follow- unbelievers) “When the sacred shall you do. Had God willed, He
ing quotes taken directly from The months are over slay the idolaters could Himself have punished them;
Koran: wherever you find them. Arrest [but He has ordained it thus] that
p. 2 of introduction (Islamic view them, besiege them, and lie in He may test you, the one by the
of Jews & Christians) “The Koran ambush everywhere for them.” other.”
accuses the Jews of corrupting the Surah 5:33-34 (Enemies should be Surah 4:99 (Special reward for
Scriptures and the Christians of wor- slain or crucified) “Those that make aggressive martyrs) “He that leaves
shipping Jesus as the son of God, war against God (Allah) and His his home in the cause of God shall
although He had expressly com- apostle (Muhammad) and spread dis- find many a refuge in the land and
manded them to worship none but order in the land shall be slain or great abundance. He that leaves his
Him.” crucified or have their hands and feet dwelling to fight for God and His
Surah 5:51 (No friendship with cut off on alternate sides, or be ban- apostle and is then overtaken by
Jews or Christians) “Believers, take ished from the land.” death shall be recompensed by God.
neither the Jews nor the Christians Surah 47:3-6 (Behead the enemy) Surely God is forgiving and merci-
for your friends. They are friends “This, because the unbelievers follow ful.”
with one another. Whoever of you falsehood, while the faithful follow Surah 22:57 (Eternal punishment
AP Wide World Photo/Pier Paolo Cito
A masked Palestinian holds a Koran and a knife while marching in a funeral procession in the streets of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip Tuesday,
November 14, 2000, for three men killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers.
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World Government Watch
tell the difference?
The Goal of Terrorism
I first became a student of global reli-
gious and political trends during the
1980s when I was the Europe and Middle
East Trade Specialist for the government
of Indiana. My travels took me to over 20
countries where I worked hand-in-hand
with U.S. Embassy personnel who were
responsible for arranging most of my
meetings. Through my contacts at the
embassies and in the international busi-
ness community, I soon discovered that
there was a concerted effort underway to
establish a one-world government. A
push was also being launched to unify the
world’s religions into one collective
whole. Various Interfaith/New Age meet-
ings were being planned to make this
happen. I wrote about these develop-
ments in my two books En Route to Global
Occupation and The New World Religion in
an attempt to warn the world, particular-
ly Christians, of things to come. If we
were forewarned, we could perhaps
become spiritually prepared for the diffi-
cult times ahead.
As a result of my research, I became
fully convinced that terrorism is an
important part of the one-world agenda. I
believe Satan is using it to apply pressure
on Western society to get people to go
along with a solution that under normal
circumstances they would never accept. If
humans could be brought to the point
where they thought the world was on the
verge of destruction, then perhaps they
might finally be willing to embrace a
one-world political/religious system
promising to bring peace while solving
What motivated the September 11 attacks? Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden leans more Earth’s many problems.
toward scriptures in the Koran such as Surah 9:73: “Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and If this conclusion is accurate, then we
the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them...” can be certain that Osama bin Laden and
his Taliban supporters are not acting
for unbelievers) “Those that have how do we distinguish those Muslims alone. The Al Qaeda network of terrorists
embraced the true Faith and done who accept all of The Koran’s teachings is vast and has a large secret support base
good works shall enter the gardens of from those who do not. If only one in a throughout the Islamic realm and around
delight; but the unbelievers who thousand were willing to kill for their the world. During my years with the gov-
have denied Our revelations shall faith we could be in serious trouble. I ernment I discovered that secret societies
receive an ignominious punish- would not be surprised if there are hun- are a big part of Middle Eastern culture
ment.” dreds, if not thousands, of potential (and have a significant influence in other
(Source: The Koran, Translated by N. J. Islamic terrorists in this country at this nations too). The most dominant of these
Dawood, Penguin Books, London, 1999) very moment…not a pleasant thought! societies is Freemasonry.
Many Muslims in the United States Our leaders will need great wisdom A prominent Arab-Christian leader in
have probably never read all of the Koran and discernment to deal with this delicate Lebanon once told me that King Assad of
or, at least, do not take all of its decrees situation. How does one protect peace- Syria was a Mason. He thought that
literally. The problem is, if they keep loving Muslims while punishing those Saddam Hussein was as well, although he
their innermost beliefs to themselves, who approve of terrorism, if one cannot could not verify it. Many of the most
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