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  1. 1. Vol. 11/No. 6 www.endtime.com November/December 2001 $3.00 WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE Attack on America Prophetic Implications Is New York City Mystery Babylon?
  2. 2. 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 year. 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? Hardly.
  3. 3. www.endtime.com endtime@endtime.com World Events from a Biblical Perspective CONTENTS Cover Story 8 Attack on America — Prophetic Implications The events of September 11th have slammed the accelerator to the floor on vir- tually every major area of Bible prophecy. From Middle East events leading to the beginning of the final seven years, to the 6th Trumpet war, Interfaithism and the mark of the beast, the world has never seen such dramatic and sweeping effects on prophecy fulfillments as now. The world will never be the same. What will rise out of the ashes of the World Trade Center and AP WideWorld Photo/Chao Soi Cheong Pentagon? Departments Feature Articles 4 Editorial 14 Is New York City Mystery Babylon? Gorbachev: New International The Bible prophesies the destruction of Babylon Order in the 18th chapter of Revelation. Many of the events that happened in New York City on 6 Letters & Feedback September 11th bore an eerie resemblance to parts 28 World Review of this prophecy. Some of the similarities are hard Israel: Support for Separation to ignore. Many have asked, so let’s take a look! Is Arafat Era Over? AP WideWorld Photo/Gulnara Samoilova Lest We Forget Gorbachev In the Taiwan Straits 18 Mikhail Gorbachev’s View of the… Europe at a Glance Attack on America Patriot Bill: Too Powerful? Jim Garrison, President of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Temple Mount Cornerstone State of the World Forum, eloquently lays out the globalists’ solution for world terrorism: Massive 30 Radio Log, wealth redistribution and one-world government! Let us all understand the plan—straight from the Regional Bible Studies horse’s mouth. Reprinted with permission. 31 News from the Front Office Prophecy Conference Schedule 20 America’s Wake-up Call AP WideWorld Photo/Amr Nabil Globalism expert Gary Kah looks at the implica- tions of the terror attack though the eyes of the Don’t forget to check out Koran, by exploring Islam’s connection with Freemasonry, the Vatican and Gorbachev and what our website for late-breaking it all could mean in the end for the United States. developments. Updated several times daily! www.endtime.com AP WideWorld Photo Endtime is published bi-monthly by Endtime, Inc., 1301 South 8th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Subscription price is $29 for 12 issues. Periodical postage paid #009267, ISSN# 1066- 6885, Richmond, IN, and additional mailing offices. © 2001 Endtime, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Endtime, PO Box 2066, Richmond, IN 47375-2066. For subscriptions call 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week 1-800-ENDTIME. Other inquiries call 1-765-962-6344 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern). Cover: AP WideWorld Photo/Jerry Torrens
  4. 4. Perspective Editorial By Irvin Baxter Jr. Editor-in-Chief Magazine Staff Gorbachev: New International Order Editor-in-Chief I 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. Office Manager 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 Accounting U.S. sovereignty and freedom of action. can do.” Debbie Barkley 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.
  5. 5. Letters to the Editor Letters & 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 6 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
  6. 6. 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! Powerful Book 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 staff. 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. ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001 7
  7. 7. T 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 Promised Land • Jerusalem shared between Jew and Gentile • A war that kills one-third of mankind • 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- dom. 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
  8. 8. Cover Story 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 10 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
  9. 9. 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. the covenant. 3. A war that kills one-third of mankind If the Muslims 4. Temple built on the Temple Mount 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. ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001 11
  10. 10. Cover Story 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 Tribulation. 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. and harmony. 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.” ❏ 12 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
  11. 11. Prophecy Insight 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… Mystery Babylon? 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 T 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 14 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
  12. 12. 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 hour. 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. ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001 15
  13. 13. Prophecy Insight Endtime Archive 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 go. 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. 16 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
  14. 14. 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 1,700 years. 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 Churches.” ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001 17
  15. 15. The Globalist Perspective Mikhail Gorbachev’s 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 O 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- 18 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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. America’s Wake-Up Call BY GARY H. KAH sympathize with those in New York, are peace-loving and decent citizens who O 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- 20 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
  18. 18. 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. ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001 21
  19. 19. 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 22 ENDTIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001

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