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WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
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.
Irvin Baxter Jr.
t was one of those rare discoveries. While fire, air, water, earth and spirit. I was incredu- Eddie Sax
working on my forthcoming book, I lous to say the least! And to think—the Earth
needed information about the religion of Charter contained inside this pagan Ark of Editorial Assistants
Wicca (witch). On a Wiccan website, I Hope is scheduled to be officially adopted by Ginger Boerkircher
learned that one of the prominent sym- the United Nations in August. Liz Freeman
bols used in Wiccan worship is the pentagram. For the whole story read the “Ark of
The pentagram is a five-pointed star, usually Hopelessness” in this edition of Endtime. Research
contained inside of a circle. Since the last edition of Endtime magazine, Kathy McKinney
The site went on to explain that the five President Bush has threatened to withdraw all
points of the pentagram have special meaning. American soldiers from UN peacekeeping mis-
They stand for fire, air, water, earth and spir- sions unless they are granted immunity from Sheri Woodring
it—all symbols used in pagan worship. prosecution before the International Criminal
There was something familiar about these Court. This new world court takes power on Stewardship
symbols that nagged at the back of my brain. July 1, 2002. This has thrown the UN into a Kara McPeak
Then I remembered. I had seen these symbols quandary. If they grant immunity to U.S. sol-
on the website of the Ark of Hope. The Ark of diers, then they undermine the global jurisdic- Network
Hope was built to house and transport the tion of their long-coveted world court. If they Administrator
Earth Charter, which Mikhail Gorbachev and don’t, they are going to lose the largest contin- Dave Northrop
Maurice Strong have designed to be the creed gent of their peacekeeping forces. The United
that guides the behavior and beliefs of all States also pays twenty-five percent of all peace- Webmaster, Layout
mankind as we enter the much vaunted New keeping costs. Dan Barkley
World Order. If you think that the prophecies concerning
The Ark of Hope is covered by beautiful art- the endtime are not being fulfilled, you’re not Radio Operations
work. The four sides contain scenes depicting looking! ❏ Jim Stigleman
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the inspired
Word of God, that Jesus Christ is the
Savior of the world, and that He will
What is Endtime Magazine? come again to establish a kingdom that
shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44).
In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United States cies of the Bible which he had been teaching since 1968.
Those who are born again (John 3:3-5)
and other modern nations in the Bible. He also found the After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment
will have eternal life and rule as kings
Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day it was to be torn accelerated rapidly. The decision was made to launch
and priests with Christ forever.
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.
October 7 - 19, 2002
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Feedback What’s On Your Mind?
Endtime Wants to Know.
Treading on Thin Ice recorded in 21:20 which adds more detail. There Jesus speaks of
the armies surrounding Jerusalem. Is it possible that the armies
If President Bush creates an interim Palestinian state, does and the abomination are the same thing, namely the Roman
this mean he could be the Antichrist? You teach that whoever an armies that surrounded and destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD?
agreement is made with will be the Antichrist (Daniel 9:27). Jesus told them to pray that it not take place in winter. The
I've ordered your Understanding the Endtime Bible studies, destruction took place in summer. What in the text specifically
and I can hardly wait to get them! God bless your ministry! leads you to see a future fulfillment of this verse rather than
what happened in 70 AD?
Reply: Creating a Palestinian state would not necessarily
make President Bush the Antichrist. The “confirmation of the Reply: Jesus said in Matthew 24:15 that the abomination of
covenant” in Daniel 9:27 must clear the way for the building of desolation would “stand in the holy place.” The Roman armies
Israel’s Third Temple. If the confirmation is an action by the never stood in the holy place. However, when Paul gave his
international community, and it appears that it will be, then any detailed description of the abomination of desolation of desola-
of the participants could emerge three and one-half years later tion in II Thessalonians 2:3-4, he states that the man of sin (the
when the Antichrist will be revealed. Antichrist) will sit in the temple of God claiming to be God.
Furthermore, Matthew 24:29-31 tells us that immediately
after the time of great tribulation that would be triggered by the
Avoiding the God of his Father abomination of desolation, the second coming of Jesus would
occur. That certainly has not happened yet either.
When trying to identify the Antichrist, you seem to avoid (…On page 30 in the May/June edition of Endtime we ran a
“God of his fathers” in Daniel 11:37. Why? one-page article that explored two of the major flaws of the
Reply: If we have seemed to avoid the prophecy of Daniel Which is more dangerous…?
11:37, it has been unintentional. There is no reason to avoid this
prophecy that says the Antichrist will not regard the God of his There are very few believers talking about Interfaithism (you
fathers…or any God. This simply means that he will forsake the guys, and a few others...). The evangelical church needs to hear
traditional reverence for God that his ancestors have held. He these messages before it gets suckered into this apostasy.
will apparently be an atheist and will exalt himself above all. Question... which enemy is more powerful--Interfaithism or
Islam? It seems like either one has the potential to be the breed-
ing ground for the Antichrist. In the past you have said that the
When the Armies Surround Jerusalem... Interfaithism angle is the one to watch for, and Islam will find
its place in it. It will be interesting to see over the years, which
Whenever I have heard you speak of the abomination that one succeeds—either globalism/one-worldism or the
causes desolation, I've only heard you reference the Matthew Islamic/Marxist connection. Interfaithism weakens and attacks
passage (24:15). However, Jesus also said something that Luke the church from inside out like some kind of nasty viral disease
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and acts as a 5th them friends. Of course, we know that the disciples were in the
column burrowing from within. Islam is more of a direct bride.
They conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb and word of
their testimony! Feedback
Blessings in Yeshua,
q I do a paper route and you guys keep me company. Great
A. Fishman show!... Mary from MO
Reply: We know for sure from Revelation 17 that Roman q My Microsoft Word spell checker wants to change Gog and
Catholicism will play a prominent role in partnership with the Magog to Gag and Maggot... E. Bowles
endtime one-world government. Therefore, it is obvious that
Islam will not end up dominating the earth. Roman Catholicism q I can’t tell you how excited I am that Irvin Baxter is coming
is moving rapidly to participate in the Interfaith movement. to speak in my city. Wild horses couldn't drag me away. I have
The Muslim world will most likely be severely weakened by the told MANY people about it. I work evenings and have taken
coming war that kills one-third of mankind. that day off. My Christ-denying husband is coming too!!!!! In
fact, he recently stated that maybe there is something to my
New Testament. I just recently discovered Politics &
11-9, 9-11 Religion. I am in the dark about a lot, but I am slowly learn-
ing. The program is the highlight of my days, and although I
The Berlin Wall was a significant event. In 1989, it would rarely hear the entire program and there are many days I miss
have been known as “11-9” (i.e. November 9, 1989), as com- it entirely, I live for it. When I miss part or all of it, it is a real
pared to another pivotal event of “9-11” in 2001. loss for me. My kids know they can't talk in the car when I
How did you find anyone to pose as the person with the mark pick them up from school. God bless, and thank you for your
of the beast? Your last magazine’s cover story says, “Would You service... T. Johnston, St. Louis, MO
Take the Mark?” My question is, “Would you pose as having
taken the mark?” q The Jews are not the aggressors. They were not dancing in the
Your website needs a picture of Jim Stigleman. streets like the Palestinians when Sept. 11 happened. They are
Keep up the great work! a happy, content people going about their lives and pretty
humble after all they have been through. They are a people of
R. Cole peace. I don't see them going out and waging war, but only
going after those who are doing the acts of terrorism against
Reply: The 11-9 vs. 9-11 is an interesting observation. them... WS
Ron, whose wife Tracey works for us here at Endtime, posed
for the 666 picture that we use in our Understanding the q Our family loves your program. We thank God that through
Endtime Level One series. Our graphic artist, John Lenker, did- it our children (11,12,13) are being prepared to be to be spir-
n’t put the 666 on his forehead until the computer-editing itual citizens as well as USA citizens that are informed. You
phase. I think I should have a talk with both of them about this. are setting within them a fire (that will not be quenched) that
Jim claims to be camera shy. will help them perform their part in their generation. Thank
you for confirming our standards and beliefs in Jesus Christ...
Paul & Adele
The Wedding’s not Official till the Caterer Shows q I just recently read the letter from the “Upset Husband,” and
Up I really pray for him and his wife. But I am afraid his attitude
reflects the majority of humanity in these last days. We
Who is the bride of Christ? Also, who are the wedding guests should be informed as to what the Bible says will happen, but
and the wedding supper? we are not to be afraid of it, for it must come to pass. I pray
that the veil would be lifted from the thousands or millions of
A. Harris people out there like the “Upset Husband.” How can they see
Jesus if they are blinded? I urge all that read this to pray for
Reply: The church of Jesus Christ is his bride. The Apostle the veil to be lifted, so that others may see Jesus and what the
Paul in II Corinthians 11:2 said, “For I am jealous over you with blood of Calvary did for them! God bless all of you at Endtime
godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I for what you are doing. People need this information.... B.
may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” Atwood
Your reference to servants and guests comes from the parable
of Jesus in Matthew 22. The main purpose of this parable was to Endtime thanks you for your letters. The letters
teach us that many are called, but few are chosen. In order to be we use in Endtime do not necessarily reflect the
chosen, we must have the proper wedding garment on. We views of Endtime and/or its staff. Endtime reserves
know that Paul called himself a servant, but he was also part of the right to edit letters according to space and edi-
the bride. Jesus called his disciples servants, but he also called torial style.
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AP WideWorld Photo/Toby Talbot
The Ark of Hope sits on the walkway to the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vermont, the state.
The Ark of brainchild of former Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong, a
Canadian who was appointed by UN
Secretary General Kofi Annan to head up
reforming the UN. The UN is the only
organization on earth designed to become
a one-world government. Strong, one of
the most influential globalists in the
Earth Charter Slated to Replace world, was given the task of “preparing
the world for global governance in the
Ten Commandments The Earth Charter is, in fact, being
promoted as the basis for a new social and
“We stand at a critical moment in earth’s new ark has been created, designed to religious order. The document is being
history, a time when humanity must choose its look very much like the original biblical ceremoniously transported from New
future.” ark. It is being called the “Ark of Hope.” York to Johannesburg for the UN World
From the Preamble to the Earth This new ark, too, contains command- Summit on Sustainable Development to
Charter ments, only they are not commandments be held August 26 through September 4.
of which God would be proud. It is the It will be presented there for endorsement
ow ironic it is. At the Earth Charter that dwells in the Ark of on the 10th anniversary of the 1992 Rio
same time as the Ten Hope. de Janeiro Earth Summit.
Commandments are The Ark of Hope’s physical shape is The Ark of Hope, built to house and
being systematically straight from the Bible. The similarities honor the Earth Charter document, is car-
removed from society, are blatant. Its décor, however, is purely rying a handwritten copy of the charter to
the United Nations is instituting a new satanic. In fact, it is a mockery. In August the summit. The ark was presented to the
creed to replace them. It’s called the Earth at the United Nations, the Earth Charter United Nations where it remained for
Charter, and it is on its way to the UN in is expected to be adopted by the world quite some time as a major display
New York for an appointment with des- community. item—a sacred relic for the world. It has
tiny. since been taken to various Interfaith con-
In the Bible, the Ark of the Covenant A new Ten Commandments ferences and celebrations in the eastern
contained the Ten Commandments. A What is the Earth Charter? It is the U.S. to generate support for endorsement
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of the Earth Charter prior to its arrival in views. It attempts to form political part- ple destroyers of native cultures and spir-
South Africa. nerships to protect the earth, and it rec- ituality. Western civilization and the
ognizes that the earth is the center of Christianity that comes along with it
The ark’s Wiccan décor everything for man’s continued evolu- needs to go away. Earth-based spirituality
The Ark of Hope was officially intro- tion. is the approach to be taken for their sus-
duced on September 9, 2001, at an event The initiative called the Earth Charter tainable global society.
called “For Love of Earth, A Celebration reflects a conviction that a radical What an incredible parallel! We have
of The Earth Charter” in Burlington, change in humanity’s attitudes and val- the Old Testament’s Ark of the Covenant
Vermont. Over 2,000 people attended, ues is essential in order to achieve social, with the true Word of God embodied
including speakers Jane Goodall, new age economic and ecological well being in within. It contained the original Ten
recording artist Paul Winter and Steven the 21st Century. At the summit in Commandments, and various holy arti-
Rockefeller, a member of the Earth Johannesburg, a brand new treaty, the facts. We now have an unholy ark
Charter Commission, who explained how Covenant on Sustainability and designed to teach a new direction, a new
and why it was written. Development, will be introduced. The global spirituality and a new global polit-
It is the designs on the ark’s exterior goal is to put into formal law the con- ical reality emerging. What this signifies,
panels, however, that reveal the true cepts of the Earth Charter, which every- either on purpose or inadvertently, is that
nature of this beast. The symbols used one on the earth will ultimately be the Earth Charter becomes a new set of
come straight from Wicca—modern-day forced to obey by means of international commandments for the earth, replacing
witchcraft. law. God’s Ten Commandments.
The artwork for each panel is promi- Its creators plan to empower them- Maurice Strong owns a 10,000-acre
nently displayed at the www.ark-of- selves through this document and attain ranch in Colorado, which is used as a
hope.org website. Depicted on the four greater control over world affairs. Their retreat center for New Age-based reli-
sides are water, air, earth and fire. new world order will be based on their gions. Mikhail Gorbachev heads one of
Depicted on top is spirit. Not coinciden- specific form of religion, which is help- the world’s top environmental organiza-
tally, water, air, earth, fire and spirit are lessly in conflict with Christianity. In tions, Green Cross International. They
the five points on the Wiccan pentagram. fact, fundamentalist Christians are quiet- espouse that there must be some kind of
In Wicca, the pentagram is believed to ly viewed by globalists as the main global ethic established to unify the
be a strong protection against evil, a sym- enemy, as “those people who are ‘in the world’s belief system that will prevent all
bol that shields the wearer and his home. way’”. Western Christian values are seen future wars. In September in
Its five spikes represent five elements, as being responsible for the destruction of Johannesburg, the next step of their
four of matter (earth, air, fire and water) the earth’s environment. Missionaries, in dream and our nightmare comes to
and the quintessential (the fifth and most particular, are viewed as one of the princi- fruition. ❏
essential element), the spirit.
Tracing a path around the penta-
gram, the elements are placed in
order of density: Spirit, fire, air,
UN Seeks Global Religion
It is not a coincidence that the
Earth Charter would be housed for
at Bangkok Meeting
its historic journey in an “ark”
While the forces of darkness position themselves to govern your physical life, there is a greater
designed with the exact symbolo-
goal in mind. It’s to rule your spiritual life. Living under a satanically inspired government is not
gy of Wicca, witchcraft, earth
what sends a person to eternal damnation. Bowing your knee to it is a different story. So as the
worshipers... Satan himself. A
United Nations spreads its political tentacles across the globe, it should not come as a surprise that
closer look at the Ark of Hope
they would be working on the religious aspect of the equation, for this is their ultimate goal. The
reveals the evil behind the entire
spirit of globalism is, lest we forget, as much religious as it is political.
movement. Obviously, it is the
In mid-June, over 100 religious leaders from around the world representing a wide range of
belief system of those who are run-
faiths, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim, attended a conference in Bangkok,
ning the affairs at the United
Thailand to inaugurate the World Council of Religious Leaders. This new assembly is a direct out-
come from the Millennium World Peace Summit held two summers ago at United Nations head-
quarters in New York City. At the time, the Peace Summit was the largest and most prominent
True nature revealed Interfaith gathering ever, attracting over 1,000 of the world’s top religious leaders.
The Earth Charter is not just
At this particular Bangkok meeting, the UN’s formerly-hidden agenda to establish a global
about politics. It’s also about reli-
religion surfaced. The participants in Bangkok, according to a UN News Service report, “share
gion. It calls for a new form of
aspirations to unite the world’s great faiths.”
global political, spiritual and
“Religions may manifest themselves in widely different practices and belief systems but at heart
economic civilization. It seeks
we are dealing in universal values,” commented Kim Hak-Su, the Executive Secretary of the UN
an earth-centered, earth-first
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). He was a featured speaker at
approach to how we look at the
the World Council of Religious Leaders assembly. The universal values to which he was referring
world, including our religious
included, he said, imperatives “to be kind, to be merciful, to be tolerant, to love our neighbors.”
While these don’t sound like fighting words, the intent goes deeper. “Uniting faiths through tol-
erance” is globalist language for asserting that there are many pathways to God other than the
Christian concept of through Jesus Christ only. It’s Interfaithism. Ultimately, Interfaithism will
become a mandate, and during the Great Tribulation, Christians will be running.
Final Seven Years—How
BY IRVIN BAXTER JR.
AP WorldWide Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel
Violence! Suicide bombing
in Netanya kills twenty-
six. Suicide bomber near
Megiddo kills nineteen.
Sixteen killed by suicide bombing in
Rishon Letzion. Fourteen killed in Haifa.
And on…and on. When will it every
Only when Jesus returns at the Battle
of Armageddon. There may be temporary
lulls. As a matter of fact, it appears,
according to the Bible, that there will be.
But it won’t last. Only conflict lies ahead,
and it will continue until the coming of
the Prince of Peace.
What do we know for sure about
the road ahead for Israel?
We know that the World Community The shadow of a bomb disposal expert is seen on the wall as he inspects the scene of a
and the Antichrist will confirm a suicide bomb attack in a northern Jerusalem neighborhood, Wednesday June 19, 2002.
covenant with Israel. Shortly after the
confirmation of this covenant, which will which she will be unwilling to comply. called for an international peace confer-
undoubtedly reaffirm Israel’s right to This will result in the invasion of Israel ence on the Middle East. Israel has always
exist, the Jews will build a temple on the by the World Community. This invasion resisted the idea of an international peace
Temple Mount. When the temple is com- will precipitate the Battle of conference, fearing that she would lose
pleted, animal sacrifices, as were offered Armageddon. control of her own destiny. However,
in the times of the First and Second Just when it appears that Israel is going Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has now
Temples, will be instituted. A prophesied to be defeated, Jesus will appear to fight stated that he favors an international
world leader that the Bible calls the for them and to save them. He will then peace conference. The sponsor for this
Antichrist will then stop these sacrifices bring the peace to Israel that she has so conference would be the US, the EU, the
and desecrate the Jewish temple. This is desperately longed for. Russian Federation and the UN.
when we will know for sure who the
Antichrist is. Where are we right now? Building of the temple
This event, which in scripture is called Preparations are far advanced for the
the abomination of desolation, will trig- The confirmation building of Israel’s Third Temple. The
ger three and one-half years of terrible It certainly appears that we are very only thing stopping it is the political sit-
tribulation. Jesus in Matthew 24:15-21 near the time when the Antichrist and the uation. A temple cornerstone has already
specifically said that the people in Judea World Community will confirm the been obtained. The Temple Institute has
would have to flee for their lives. Judea is prophesied covenant. Why should we been busily recreating all of the furnish-
the area of the West Bank often referred think this? ings and utensils that will be needed.
to as ‘occupied territories’. The covenant concerning the status of They have the brazen altar, the laver for
At the end of this final three and one- the nation of Israel is to be confirmed by washing, the candlestick, the table of
half years, the United Nations will appar- the International Community. US shewbread and the altar of incense. They
ently demand something of Israel to Secretary of State Colin Powell recently have also trained young priests to perform
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all the services of the temple. We have senting his plan for peace in the Middle an international peace conference on the
been told that the architectural drawings East. The speech was postponed twice Middle East has been proposed, and the
for the new temple have already been because major suicide bombings poisoned prophecy in the Bible indicates that the
completed. the political climate. international community will be involved
Last but not least, word recently comes When the speech was finally made, in confirming the covenant.
from the Temple Institute that a qualified President Bush dropped a bomb that no President Bush took a very strong
red heifer has been born. Religious Jews one was expecting. He blatantly called for stand on whose fault it was that peace had
believe they must have a qualified red the ouster of Yasser Arafat as the not yet come to the Middle East. He said,
heifer before they can renew temple wor- Palestinian leader. He didn’t call Arafat “I can understand the deep anger and
ship (See Numbers 19). by name, but his message was unmistak- anguish of the Israeli people. You've lived
able. “Peace requires a new and different too long with fear and funerals, having to
Abomination of desolation Palestinian leadership, so that a avoid markets and public transportation,
The abomination is mentioned in Palestinian state can be born,” he said. “I and forced to put armed guards in kinder-
Daniel 9:27, 11:31, and by Jesus in call on the Palestinian people to elect new garten classrooms. The Palestinian
Matthew 24:15. The most detailed leaders, leaders not compromised by ter- Authority has rejected your offered hand
description of this event is given by the ror.” and trafficked with terrorists.”
Apostle Paul in II Thessalonians 2:3-4. Several months ago, Ariel Sharon had Yasser Arafat has already announced
He states that the Antichrist (the man of declared Arafat ‘irrelevant’ and refused to plans for Palestinian elections early next
sin) will sit in the temple of God, claim- deal with him. With this speech, the year. But he has also announced that he
ing to be God. most powerful nation on earth stated its will run again. Most people think that
Jesus said in Matthew 24:15-21 that agreement with this decision. Arafat will be re-elected. If he is indeed
this event would trigger the great tribu- Then President Bush held out to the re-elected, where will this put President
lation. Palestinian people a promise. “And when Bush and the international community?
In verse 16, He gave a very specific the Palestinian people have new leaders, Will Bush change his mind because of
prophecy whose fulfillment is shaping up new institutions and new security this election, or will he decide that any
right now. He said that, when the abom- arrangements with their neighbors, the nation that would elect an incorrigible
ination of desolation occurs, those living United States of America will support the terrorist cannot be dealt with?
in the area of Judea should immediately creation of a Palestinian state…” If the second scenario plays out, would
flee for their lives. He went on to bring the whole world this then cause President Bush and the
Judea is the territory that has been into his plan, “If the Palestinian people international community to strike a deal
occupied by Israel since the 1967 War. actively pursue these goals, America and with Israel to impose what they see to be
This is also the territory from which the world will actively support their a reasonable peace agreement on the area?
many of the Palestinians launch their ter- efforts.” It appears that this is where we are head-
ror attacks. This part of the speech was vital, since ed. We will soon see. ❏
After enduring suicide bombings for the
last 20 months, Israel has finally decided
she must build a wall separating the West
Bank (Judea) from pre-1967 Israel. The
wall will be 200 miles long and will use
high-tech sensors to detect anyone
attempting to cross it. Construction on
this wall began June 16th.
There is one huge problem with this
wall. There are 200,000 Israeli settlers
living on the wrong side of it. The settlers
feel they are being forsaken by their gov-
ernment and being placed in imminent
danger. And they are right.
This is where the prophecy of Jesus
comes into the picture. He specifically
stated, 2,000 years ago, that the people of
this area would come under horrible
slaughter. It appears that Israel’s building
of this wall is creating the condition for
the fulfillment of that prophecy.
President Bush’s speech
In early June, it was announced that
President Bush would make a speech pre-
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U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, speaks at a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi, India,
Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Rumsfeld is visiting India and Pakistan to try and diffuse the tension between the two neighbors over Kashmir.
On the Brink of Nuclear
Will the India Pakistan Conflict trigger the 6th
BY EDDIE SAX compelling evidence that it is time for the of all-out nuclear war between India and
sounding of this trumpet. It could be as Pakistan may have plummeted to sweet
t’s the most ominous, apocalyptic far away as the push of a button. nothings and all are friends again. It is
prophecy in the entire Bible. We It is this realization that brings our also possible that as of today, major
know it will happen, because in attention to an area on the globe called chunks of both countries are no longer on
the eyes of the One who sees histo- South Asia. On January 10th and again in the map. Tens of millions could be dead
ry in advance it already has. The June of this year, there were fingers on and the world could be embroiled in war.
only questions now are how and when. two buttons—one in India, the other in It’s hard to say what tomorrow will bring.
Revelation 9:13-16 tells of a coming Pakistan. With one downward motion on The tenor of this conflict changes by the
war precipitated by an army of 200 mil- either button, all of hell’s fury would have hour.
lion that will kill one-third of mankind. been turned loose—and it almost was. Again, we know what; but we don’t yet
It’s called the 6th Trumpet, and there is By the time you read this, the open talk know how and when.
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Two billion are prophesied to perish Background land in the northeast.
during the 6th Trumpet. From where will The long-running feud between India The region controlled by India is rich
this 200 million-man army come? China and Pakistan dates back to October 1947 in natural resources, but its mostly
can field such an army today, according to and centers around the disputed territory Muslim population would prefer to be
the CIA World Factbook. The Muslim of Kashmir, located between the two allied with its Islamic neighbor to the
community can as well. India can come countries. When the people of the Indian west. Pakistan knows this and has there-
close. We live in a time when there is the subcontinent gained independence from fore appealed to the United Nations
looming threat of explosion between the Great Britain, the region was partitioned Security Council to implement a 1948
Muslim world and western civilization. into Hindu-dominated India and the resolution calling for a referendum to
The possibility of a nuclear conflict newly created Muslim state, Pakistan. determine the wishes of the Kashmiri
between China and Taiwan is even Rioting and population displacement fol- people. India, knowing it would lose
greater. Under either scenario, the United lowed the partition. It is estimated that Kashmir under these circumstances, has
States, the world’s greatest nuclear power, half a million people were killed in the rejected any expansion of the UN moni-
would be drawn in front and center. violence and one million became home- toring mission in the region, and opposes
Adding to these scenarios is the crisis we less. mediation.
currently face, the war on terror. The region of Kashmir at the time was
In the summer of 1998, Endtime mag- given the choice to join either India or The crisis today
azine ran a cover story about the possibil- Pakistan. The majority of the Kashmiri Satellite photos today show images of
ity of an India-Pakistan nuclear war. The population was Islamic, but the Maharaja one million troops amassed along the bor-
two nations had just finished testing their of Kashmir, a British appointee, was der of these two nuclear-armed countries.
nuclear programs. Both were successful Hindu. Apparently against the will of the The ad hoc assembly was triggered by a
and both were at each other’s throats over majority of his people, he opted to join December attack on the Indian parlia-
a disputed territory that lies between the with the mostly Hindu nation of India. ment, killing 14, perpetrated by
two nations called Kashmir. It is a possi- From then until now, Pakistan has always Pakistan-based militants fighting Indian
ble flashpoint for the 6th Trumpet war to felt that Kashmir should have belonged rule in Kashmir. According to all reports,
consider—in addition to the still-more- to them. the situation has been on the brink of
likely China-Taiwan scenario. India controls 45 percent of the full-scale war since mid-May. Both sides
The Kashmir crisis has reared its ugly Kashmiri region, and considers it an inte- have stated publicly that they have inten-
head again. The end this time, though, gral part of its territory. Pakistan controls tions to use every weapon in their respec-
might be the apocalypse. one-third; China occupies the remaining tive arsenals at a moment’s notice to
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This is the actual CIA World Factbook web page outlining China’s military capabilities. Go to www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html.
Revelation 9:16 speaks of an army numbering two hundred million. According to the CIA, China can field such an army.
defend what they each deem to be their inconsistent in his fight against terror- the throes of seeing it built right now.
territorial integrity. In other words, they ism, because in his dealings with Arafat The reports of imminent nuclear war
are openly threatening to nuke each other. and Musharraf, he has shown that politi- were taken seriously enough by the Bush
Words, of course, are empty unless they cal expedience wins the day. administration that on May 14, Christina
are backed by action. To truly understand It all boils down to one, clear fact. The Rocca, Assistant Secretary of State for the
where a situation may lead, you must world is at the brink of nuclear war due to region, was dispatched to Islamabad and
examine not only the parties’ intentions terrorism perpetrated by Muslim extrem- New Delhi. She arrived on May 15. India
and capabilities, but also what actions ists. had made it clear that it intended to
they are taking to back up the rhetoric. Following the parliament attack, the begin military action, and backed up its
To that end, the actions have been omi- conflict spun so far out of control, India statements with large-scale troop move-
nous. made definitive plans to launch a full- ments near the Pakistani border.
scale war that would begin on January With tensions soaring, India told
All roads lead to terrorism 10th. Musharraf capitulated, vowing to Rocca that Pakistan has breached its
India sees itself as Israel and Pakistani curb the flow of Islamic militants across threshold of restraint. Two days later, the
leader Pervez Musharraf as its Arafat. Pakistan’s border into the Indian-con- Bush administration announced that it
General Musharraf comes across to the trolled Kashmir. Tensions were partially was rushing Deputy Secretary of State
Western media in soft-spoken English as defused. The Indian war drums were put Richard Armitage to the region. Bush
a moderate, while at the same time he on hold, but the rebels continued their himself placed a call to Indian Prime
presides over an Islamic nation that attacks. New Delhi’s patience once again Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
trains terrorists and slips them across the wore thin—thinner than in January. The infiltration of Islamic militants
border into Indian controlled Kashmir to from Pakistan into India continues, and
wreck havoc on its citizens. Musharraf Enter the diplomats Vajpayee is holding Musharraf directly
denies that he supports the rebels in What will the tone of newspaper arti- responsible. He says India has no choice
Kashmir. India doesn’t buy it. They cles look like in the days leading up to a but to retaliate despite international calls
believe the terrorists are state-funded, nuclear holocaust? Will we have a clue for restraint. Pakistan has stated that its
and that Musharraf is using terrorism to that it’s coming? Will there be warning forces are ready to defend every inch of
achieve his goals. This is the Arafat for- signs? Detroit wins the Stanley Cup on the motherland and cites its official mili-
mula. Thursday, India nukes Islamabad on tary policy, which calls for first-strike
India is no longer interested in listen- Friday. Is this how suddenly it will come capability.
ing to Musharraf’s claims, as they are too upon us? Or will we be able to track the On May 18, India expelled the
busy counting dead bodies. Furthermore, mounting tension and feel the camel’s Pakistani High Commissioner from New
India has also pegged Bush as being back as it begins to break? We may be in Delhi. India had already recalled its
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ambassador from Islamabad after the that it would reopen its airspace to tunity to act on Taiwan knowing that the
December attack on its parliament. On Pakistani commercial flights, which had U.S. military would be spread too thin.
May 21, Pakistan installed nuclear-capa- been closed soon after the military con- The fact is, everyone understands what is
ble Shaheen missiles with a range of 400 frontation began. The statement came at stake. Once nuclear weapons start fly-
miles in anticipation of what Islamabad following a Musharraf promise to put a ing, anything can happen. The natural
calls a possible attack or any forward permanent end to cross-border infiltra- tendency is to say that it has never hap-
movement by the Indian army. It has also tion into Indian territory by Muslim mil- pened before, and it’s not going to happen
informed world powers that, if India itants. This was immediately followed by now. But neither did 9/11.
“resorts to any adventure,” Pakistan will U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald The fact is, we are at the point on God’s
have every right to “use all options at its Rumsfeld visiting New Delhi and prophetic timeline where we should be
disposal” for the security of its land. Islamabad. anticipating the 6th Trumpet war. Most
U.S. intelligence confirms that And yet...while Rumsfeld’s visit pro- of the hot spots in the world right now
Islamabad has been testing a “Ghauri-3” duced headlines that read, “Tensions Ease are fueled by militant Islamists, and there
missile, with an estimated range of 1,700 between India and Pakistan,” stories also exists the very real possibility that the
miles. The missile was designed with appeared stating that cross-border attack on America on September 11th
technology and components from China shelling has once again resumed along began the sounding of the trumpet that
and North Korea. In fact, China has been the cease-fire line with casualties experi- will ultimately produce the war that will
providing military equipment to enced on both sides. More ominously, the kill two billion people.
Pakistan for quite some time. U.S. State Department issued a state- Kashmir sits at the focal point of three
The overall U.S. intelligence assess- ment increasing the urgency of its warn- forces, each with a substantial enough
ment is alarming. It is reporting that ing to Americans to leave India and population base to field the army prophe-
Islamabad is right now engaged in the Pakistan immediately, noting that “ten- sied in Revelation 9. China, with its 1.3
most serious preparations for war since it sions have risen to serious levels, and the billion people can field 200 million sol-
detonated a series of nuclear bomb tests in risk of intensified military hostilities diers, according to the CIA. India, with
1998. Its military is on high alert and between India and Pakistan cannot be its one billion population, can field 164
anti-aircraft batteries have been deployed ruled out.” Great Britain has issued sim- million. The Muslim world, which is
in major cities. ilar advisories to its British citizens in responsible for hot spots in Israel, Iraq
U.S. intelligence estimates that a the region. and Pakistan, boasts over one billion
nuclear exchange between India and On June 6th, India announced plans to adherents.
Pakistan could initially kill 12 million invade the Pakistani side of Kashmir by Will it happen? Yes. When will it hap-
people, with far more than that added due late June before the monsoon rains make pen? We don’t know exactly.
to the resulting fires and radiation sick- military operations impossible. The pur- Can it be ignored? It shouldn’t. It
ness. These figures are based on each side pose is to destroy the Islamic military would be foolish to ignore it. The fact is,
using only a part of its nuclear weapons. camps. One Indian officer said he a war that will kill “the third part of
According to the New York Times, a believed there was only the “slimmest men” has been prophesied for 2,000
Defense Department official was quoted chance” of nuclear weapons being used. years, and now could be the time for that
as saying that a nuclear exchange would “We will call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff,” he prophetic fulfillment.
produce a humanitarian crisis “so great said. “It cannot deter us any more.” The purpose is not to terrify. The gov-
that every medical facility in the Middle ernments have done a plenty good job of
East and Southwest Asia would be quick- On God’s prophetic timeline that. The purpose is to point out the need
ly overwhelmed.” So where will this lead? Again, it is to be prepared. How does one prepare for
A report from the U.S. Air Force says possible that it all may ultimately turn a war that is destined to kill one person
that up to 100 million people in the out to be a non-event. On the other hand, out of three on this planet? Put a chip in
region are likely to die if the two sides go every major world leader understands your hand? Build a bomb shelter?
at it. how close an all-out nuclear confrontation There is but one choice. Proverbs 18:10
The weekly magazine, India Today, is. Stating that United States can be a says that the name of the Lord is a strong
describes the carnage this way: “If New “restraining factor” in South Asia, tower. The righteous run into it and are
Delhi comes under nuclear attack, up to General Musharraf apparently believes safe. We all seek peace and safety, but all
200,000 people near the blast center that India will not dare attack so long as we hear are wars and rumors of wars. So
would die within 5 seconds. In 10 sec- there is an American presence in the area. where is the safety? If you are born again,
onds, all buildings within 10 kilometers If it does go nuclear, can everyone else you are safe because if you pass from this
of the hypocenter would be destroyed. stay out? Does it become a sudden oppor- life, you will move immediately into eter-
Within 10 hours, the Indian military tunity for China to jump on Taiwan? nal life. Death is no longer a place. It
would launch a major nuclear reprisal and America is the only restraining factor in becomes a doorway from which you pass
Pakistan may vanish as a country.” that volatile situation. If the U.S. contin- from one life into another. ❏
ues its involvement with Iraq, the Middle
Signs of easing tension East, and gets itself embroiled in a
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6th Trumpet Watch
China Ups the Ante
Tensions Escalate in Taiwan Straits
AP WideWorld Photo/Misha Japaridze
BY IRVIN BAXTER JR.
t could be yet more gunpowder for
the inevitable 6th Trumpet explo-
sion. China has announced plans to
buy eight more submarines from
Russia in a $1.6 billion deal that
would significantly shift the balance of
power in the Taiwan Straits. Overnight,
China will gain the ability to blockade
Taiwan and challenge U.S. naval
supremacy in the area.
The deal cements China's place as the
world's biggest importer of weapons and,
according to media reports, highlights
“the increasingly hot race between
Taiwan and China for military suprema-
The purchase is in response to the Bush
administration’s decision to apply the China has been making a concerted effort to diplomatically isolate the U.S. Here, Chinese
policy of the six assurances for the island’s President Jiang Zemin and Russian leader Vladimir Putin settle in for their summit.
security that were made to Taiwan by
Ronald Reagan’s administration on July protest from the government of China. international organizations where state-
14, 1982. This appears to be a major pol- The general U.S. policy towards hood is required.
icy shift concerning the Taiwan issue, and Taiwan for years has been one of inten- The Bush administration has made
it has not gone unrecognized by the tional ambiguity. On one hand, what appears to be a quantum shift by
Chinese leaders in Beijing. Washington recognizes the One China putting aside Clinton’s Three No’s strate-
The six assurances made were: 1. The Policy—that there is but one China, gy. In addition to hosting Taiwan’s
United States has not agreed to set a date Taiwan is a province of that one China, Defense Minister Tang Yao-ming in Texas
for ending arms sales to Taiwan. 2. It has and Beijing is the only legitimate govern- for a U.S.-Taiwan security conference in
not agreed to hold prior consultations ment of that one China. On the other March, Washington told Beijing that, if
with the Chinese communists on such hand, the U.S. will not permit Beijing to she continued to build missiles and place
arms sales. 3. It will not play any media- use force to settle its differences with them within striking distance of Taiwan,
tion role between Taipei and Beijing. 4. It what it considers a “renegade province.” we would to have sell the powerful and
has not agreed to revise the Taiwan What will America do to “not permit” high-tech Aegis destroyers to Taiwan for
Relations Act. 5. It has not altered its such force? Shortly after taking office, her self-defense. U.S. intelligence agen-
position regarding sovereignty over Bush answered with an unambiguous, cies have been monitoring China’s missile
Taiwan. 6. It will not exert pressure on “Whatever it takes.” increases for several years—from 50 to
Taiwan to enter into negotiations with 350 missiles in a very short time. The
the Chinese communists. Clinton’s Three No’s intention is clear. So are the countermea-
After allowing Chen Shui-Bian, All of this is a great departure from the sures.
Taiwan’s president, to visit the United Clinton administration’s “Three No’s”
States to meet with congressional leaders, policy in 1998, which stated that there Isolating America
George W. Bush “slipped” and called would be: 1. No support for Taiwan’s To gain support for its anti-U.S. posi-
Taiwan a country—a true reflection of independence 2. No support for two tion, China has now become more
how Bush regards the island in his mind Chinas (one China, one Taiwan) 3. No involved in Middle Eastern affairs.
and in his actions. This evoked a massive support for Taiwan’s membership in During his recent visit to Libya, Chinese
18 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
President Jiang Zemin described Libyan
leader Colonel Gaddafi as an intimate
friend. He has also stated that he is ready
to promote dialogue and cooperation Whetstone
with Iran and other countries in a bid to by John L. Bryant
“establish a new and just political and
economic world order.”
Jiang is attaching great importance to
his country’s ties with the Arab League. 1. Who told the disciples to cast the net on the right side?
Developing such friendship and coopera- A. Caiaphas B. Jesus C. Zebedee D. Annanias
tion is China’s set foreign policy. It has
2. Who replaced Judas as one of the twelve disciples?
worked with the Arab League and its
A. Matthias B. Barabbas C. Felix D. Saul
member states on bilateral and interna-
tional issues over the past years. Its pub- 3. He lied saying “I am Esau thy firstborn.”
licized goal is to isolate America and to A. Isaac B. Zebulun C. Naphtali D. Jacob
create a “multi-polar” world—one that is 4. This king of Babylon destroyed Jerusalem .
not dominated by a single superpower. A. David B. Saul C. Solomon D. Nebuchadnezzar
Meanwhile, Russian-Chinese military 5. Hod did Jesus overcome the temptation of Satan?
cooperation has been increasing—total- A. By running away B. Closed him out C. By the word of God
ing billions of dollars in weapons trans- D. By paying him
fers, including fighter-bombers, 6. She became a Persian Queen without the king knowing that she was a Jew.
Sovremenny-class guided missile destroy- A. Michal B. Esther C. Queen of Sheba D. Ruth
ers, anti-ship cruise missile systems, and 7. God promised the children of Israel a land flowing with what?
new submarines. Another alarming con- A. Water and wine B. Ambrosia and nectar C. Milk and honey
nection between Russia and China D. Honey and wine
involves supplying Iran with missile and 8. Who was the father of James and John?
nuclear weapons components. The CIA A. Zebedee B. Simon the Tanner C. Cleopas D. Malachi
believes that Russia has been illegally 9. How many books are listed before Genesis in the Bible?
transferring this technology to Iran for its A. None B. One C. Two D. Three
strategic weapons programs using China
10. What kind of times shall come in the last days?
as its front to avoid detection. And China,
A. Prosperous B. Evil C. Uneventful D. Perilous
according to the U.S., has provided
Pakistan with assistance in their missile 11. What do we mean when we say God is omniscient?
program. A. Ever present B. All powerful C. All wise-knowing D. All loving
12. In Psalm 23, I will fear no evil even though I walk through what valley?
When games become reality A. Of stones B. Of the shadow of death C. Scorpions D. Of fear
It is believed by U.S. intelligence offi- 13. What has been put in subjection under the feet of Jesus?
cials that the Chinese military is planning A. Knights B. Enemy kings C. Servants D. All things
a wide-scale cyber-attack on American 14. According to I Thessalonians 5:18 when should we thank God?
and Taiwanese computer networks, which A. Seldom B. Often C. In everything give thanks D. Never
include Internet-linked military systems 15. What city was referred to as the city of David?
considered vulnerable to sabotage. They A. Cana B. Bethlehem (or Zion) C. Tiberias D. Jerusalem
have also detected aggressive movements 16. Who was the slave who Paul won to the Lord while in prison?
by the Chinese army’s ground forces near A. Titus B. Timothy C. Onesimus D. James
Taiwan. The large-scale “war games” in 17. What did Solomon do to make an alliance with Egypt?
process right now have been officially rec- A. Married Pharaoh’s daughter B. Traded properties C. Traded cattle
ognized by U.S. intelligence as practice D. Provided grain for their people
for an invasion of Taiwan. About 100,000 18. Who said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust him?”
troops participated in a mock invasion as
A. Abraham B. Adam C. Lot D. Job
they flooded the Beijing-controlled
19. In the Old Testament, what man made up riddles?
Dongshan Island in mid-June using large
A. Jehu B. Jonah C. Gideon D. Samson
numbers of amphibious ships and ground
tanks. 20. The story of four men who refused to eat the king’s food is told in which book?
It is up to the U.S. and Taiwan to A. Daniel B. Hosea C. Ezekiel D. Joshua
decide for themselves if this is truly a
game, or a game designed to turn into the
real McCoy at a moment’s notice. Taking
no chances, both are closely monitoring
Answers on page 31
the situation, with special attention
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6th Trumpet Watch
focused on China’s Second Artillery forces
AP WideWorld Photo/Wally Santana
near Taiwan for any signs of missile activ-
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul
Wolfowitz believes China is developing
into a threatening regional power and
that the challenge is to see that it doesn’t.
While he reiterates that the U.S. is
strongly opposed to any resort to force to
settle the issue of Taiwan, Beijing, too,
states that it opposes force. It wants
Taiwan to re-join the mainland peaceful-
ly. Both sides, however, are poised and
ready to “do whatever it takes,” a policy
that Wolfowitz restated during his June
1st visit to Singapore to explain what the
U.S. would do to help Taiwan defend
itself from attack. In contrast to Clinton’s
policy of intentional ambiguity,
Wolfowitz said, “I think it is a much
Two U.S.-made F-16's of the Taiwan Air Force take off for demonstration flight during an air
clearer policy.” show, January 16, 2002, at Hualien Air Force base in east central Taiwan. Taiwan's Defense
Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng- Minister Tang Yiau-ming recently returned from a private defense convention in St.
hui has reiterated his opposition to direct Petersburg, Florida, where he met with U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and
links with China, seeing it as a trap set by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly.
Beijing. “Direct links to China do not
just mean direct commerce, mail and current CIA World Factbook, China to invade Iraq. We are rebuilding
transport. There is a war across the Strait today has the potential to field an army of Afghanistan. We are exerting pressure in
to fight for Taiwan's independent sover- “approximately 200,886,946 men” (2001 the Middle East, and we are changing our
eignty. China intends to annex Taiwan estimate; actual figure would be higher policy concerning Taiwan. Proverbs
without mobilizing its forces,” Lee said. today). For over two years now, overt pub- 26:17 says, “He that passeth by, and med-
lic statements have been made by high dleth with strife belonging not to him, is
How and when level Chinese officials that its nation is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.” It
It is inevitable that China will try to preparing for war with the United States could be a big bite.
take Taiwan. But when? Will they do it over the Taiwan issue should the U.S. The prophecy will come to pass. How?
when the U.S. becomes embroiled in a intervene. Its arms buildup and military In time, we will know. ❏
Middle East conflict? There is a prophecy exercises confirm their intentions. If there
in Revelation 9 that an army of 200 mil- is such a conflict, is there any reason to Recommended reading: China War and
lion soldiers will start a war that will kill think it wouldn’t go nuclear? the Third Temple by Irvin Baxter. Call 1-
one-third of mankind. According to the The United States has announced plans 800-ENDTIME.
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Fighting the Chip
Privacy Advocate Attorney Fights Digital Angel
by Sherrie Gosset
Reprinted with permission from WorldNetDaily.com
22 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
s “Good Morning
AP WideWorld Photo/Marta Lavandier
America,” “Inside Ed-
ition,” and “The CBS
Evening News” televise
the much-hyped “chip-
ping” of eight individuals on May 10, Lee
Tien, the senior staff attorney for the
Electronic Frontier Foundation is speak-
ing out passionately about what many
experts believe are serious threats posed
by implanting chips in humans—threats
he says are not being adequately por-
trayed by the major media.
Tien has been in high demand as a
commentator on the issue. And the New
York City press office of the American
Civil Liberties Union, which once called
the chip “an outrage” and “unconstitu-
tional,” is currently refusing to comment
on the chips, referring all inquiries to
Tien or David Sobel of the Electronic
Privacy Information Center.
Despite the numerous requests for
comments, Tien says that the media have The Jacobs family could be one of the first to be implanted with the microchip indentification
not effectively communicated his stance device VeriChip.
on the matter: “I’ve been used as part of
their press campaign—as a token privacy free-fall, according to the South Florida focus … all of our effort is in this direc-
person. It’s really insulting.” Business Journal. Whereas in 2000 shares tion. Period. Any other approach or sug-
were $18, by November of the following gestion is purely hypothetical speculation
When the ‘chips were down’ ... year they traded at 53 cents. In August of at this time.”
“Digital Angel,” has been described by 2001, shares hit an all-time low of 16 Sullivan delivered this statement a
company communications as an cents. The company lost millions and was week after his website had displayed
implantable microchip that, once inserted threatened with de-listing by NASDAQ. extensive information about development
into a human, can be tracked by GPS and Following Sept. 11, however, the com- of the chip for human implantation, and
the information then relayed wirelessly to pany found its golden opportunity to after McKinsey & Co. consultants had
the Internet, where an individual’s loca- reintroduce the chip, first in its non- prepared a marketing projection for a
tion, movements and vital signs can be tracking form (the VeriChip). An whopping $70 billion market in the U.S.
stored in a database for future reference. announcement of “phase two” of the com-
The chip, along with another non-track- pany’s strategy is likely to ride on the Major media ‘ignorant’ and
able version (the VeriChip) was developed heels of the much-publicized May 10 ‘remiss’
by the NASDAQ-traded, Palm Beach, implantation event. Tien is speaking out because he
Fla., company, Applied Digital Solutions. ADS stated in its promotional materi- believes the media are doing a poor job of
ADS tried unsuccessfully to market als and website that the sophisticated reporting the threats that the chip can
the implantable tracking chip in 1999 Digital Angel tracking chip was intended propose to individual rights, as well as
and 2000. The company hit bumpy to be implanted in human beings, tap- the technical security weaknesses inher-
ground though, with protests coming ping into an estimated $100 billion ent in the Digital Angel technology
from civil liberties advocates, libertari- worldwide market. delivery system.
ans, electronic freedom activists, radical ADS chairman and CEO Richard J. “The impression I’m getting is that the
protest organizations, anarchists and reli- Sullivan answered privacy-advocate crit- implantation thing has a ‘gee-whiz’ factor
gious groups. ics at a private unveiling of the Digital that the media seems to like,” Tien told
Complicating matters was a failed foray Angel prototype in October 2000, WND. “But ever since Sept. 11, reporters
into presidential-year politics. “And let me be very clear on one have been less aggressive about challeng-
WorldNetDaily has reported on an important point,” he said. “The potential ing the privacy implications of the tech-
unconsummated partnership between marketplace I’m talking about is for an nologies or the practices.”
ADS and the Clinton-Gore administra- attachable device … something worn on “The media give an obligatory nod to
tion, pushed by then-Secretary of the outside … close to the skin. ... We’re civil liberties and privacy issues,” Tien
Commerce Norman Mineta just days not planning on or even considering any explains, “but the reports lack objective,
before the presidential election. The com- other application at this time. Only exter- educated analysis, resulting in them being
pany soon entered a dramatic financial nal uses! All of our energy … all of our ‘one-sided.’ There are few reporters inter-
ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 200223
Mark of the Beast Watch
ested in drilling into the real problems.”
AP WideWorld Photo/HO
‘Frog in the pot’ marketing
Tien is especially concerned over invol-
untary uses of the chip and the company’s
intentional strategy to “handle” the pub-
lic and media, so they are gradually
accepting of a more dangerous form of the
chip—the GPS-tracked “Digital Angel”
CEO Sullivan has suggested that all
foreigners entering the U.S. should be
injected with the company’s chips, which
he said should replace green cards. While
ADS has repeatedly stated that they are
only pursuing voluntary applications of
the chips, their proposed uses clearly
indicate otherwise. The stunning array of
potential uses ADS is pushing aggressive-
ly include the implantation of prisoners,
parolees, people under house arrest, chil-
dren, the elderly, airport workers, nuclear
power plant workers, gun owners and
computer users (as a form of log-on ID).
The company also envisions the
implanted chips creating a “cashless soci- This is an artist’s rendering of an Air Force Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) BlockIIF
ety,” being used instead of ATM and cred- satellite. Digital Angel will work with this satellite to locate and track any person with “the
it cards. ADS also wants to control all of chip.”
the databases for all uses of the chips.
“My take on it,” Tien explains, “has whatsoever about what real security Angel Corporation signed an agreement
always been that the whole idea of forcing means. I spoke to their Chief Technology with Microsoft MapPoint in order to
people to be tracked against their will is Officer, Dr. Keith Bolton. His response strengthen its worldwide GPS mapping
absolutely repugnant.” was ‘We have this proprietary technolo- capabilities.
“They’re doing the frog in the water gy’—a meaningless comment.” “The threat is not just to the people
trick – getting the memo out that this is Applied Digital Solutions contends it implanted with it, but also for those peo-
voluntary, making it hard for civil liberty spent $40 million dollars on proprietary ple who hang out with them. They will
advocates to counter it,” Tien explains. mixed-media encryption technology, and all be part of a large surveillance system,”
“But no matter what great uses are prom- that the system security, which relies on Tien maintained.
ised by the company, it is just part of an Secure Socket Layers (SSL), won’t be
overall, larger trend – a movement “spoofed.” Digital Angel location infor- Chilling misuses outlined
toward the much bigger location tracking mation is accessed by “authorized indi- Raising further technical concerns,
development of the chip.” viduals” by entering a password into an Tien asked, “How do you know what
Tien also stresses that once the chip is Internet site. But, according to Tien, the information they’ve put on the chip?
“colonized” into the prison system, it will chip delivery system is vulnerable to They don’t suggest that it’s externally
be even harder to prevent involuntary “spoofing” and fraught with security programmable, but what if it is now or in
uses from spreading to other areas of soci- risks. the future?”
ety. “The low-end VeriChip is probably Tien illustrated his point: “Here I am
“We’re very concerned about this quite significantly insecure, but because with this chip. I’ve got a connection. Is it
habituating of the public. The idea is, of its limited capacity, the actual risk is read-only or writable? And if something
‘Oh well, it’s here, so get over it. It must not great.” is wirelessly written to it, what are they
not be so bad.’ But once they get it in However, Tien warns, it would be very saying?” Referring to the fact that wire-
limited form, the jump to tracking form different with Digital Angel: “People less networks and radio frequency data
is easier for the company.” have the impression that only ‘authorized’ transmission packets are notoriously easy
people will see their personal informa- to “hijack,” Tien asks, “Who are they say-
Security or hype? tion. But all sorts of people will eventual- ing I am? How hard is it for someone to
Regarding the development of the ly see it.” send a transmission with information
chips, especially the Digital Angel track- Compounding the problem, Tien says, identical to my chip?”
ing chip, Tien remarks: “These people are existing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Tien argues that such hacking and
[Applied Digital Solutions] have no idea software. In March of this year, Digital “spoofing” of the system could be used,
24 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
for example, to frame someone by falsely
AP Photo/The Mankato Free Press, Jeff Thompson
placing their identification chip informa-
tion into a computer and linking the ID
number with a crime scene location. “It’s
equivalent to saying, ‘Here’s your DNA
at this crime scene. Now prove you
weren’t there,’” said Tien.
Nathan Cochrane of The Age newspa-
per in Australia has also researched and
explored various potential misuses of the
chip. In an e-mail sent to Declan
McCullagh, Washington bureau chief for
Wired magazine, Cochrane summed up a
potential result of using the implanted
tracking chip as a logon identification
system, as advocated by ADS: “Can you
imagine a tracking system that could tell
when you had swapped songs over
Napster, then turning you in to the local
police, complete with your location accu-
rate to within a few meters?”
The observation parallels similar devel-
opments of other electronic identification
systems, like electronic tollbooth passes, Bernie Paulson of McPherson Crop Management of Mankato, Minn., uses a Global
first marketed as a “convenience” item, Positioning System to map a farmer's field tile system, Saturda.
but later used to issue speeding tickets to
drivers who used the technology. of concern for those considering allowing mitted and stored by the chips would
companies like ADS to collect and con- even tell you how hard their hearts were
Cyberspace vulnerabilities trol extremely sensitive information. beating and to what degree their skin
critical temperature rose.
During congressional testimony earlier Location, location, location
in the year, United States cybersecurity Legal questions arise concerning the Alternatives to implantation
czar Richard Clarke pointed out that vacuum of legal protection of location- For medical monitoring, implanting
when corporate computer systems are based electronic information. As politi- devices in the body is just not necessary,
hacked into, it is seldom reported to the cians, corporate interests and privacy Tien contends. Other companies like
government. This is because, after such advocates are still wrestling over issues of “Lifeshirt” of Miami have developed
information is reported, it could then be who gets to see cell phone location infor- products that monitor vital signs just like
retrieved by researchers and reporters by mation, the same issues apply to tracking ADS chips do, but non-invasively. And as
using the Freedom of Information Act. So chips. The question is, who will win far as tamper-proof identification goes,
corporations typically avoid reporting access to your movement and location Tien argues that the body by itself con-
serious security breaches for fear of the information? Your wife’s divorce attor- tains unique identifying characteristics
financial consequences that diminished ney? Your political rival? News reporters? that can be effectively confirmed by bio-
consumer trust could bring. Corporate lawyers? Advertising firms? metric technologies. These characteristics
Clarke testified before Congress that Government? And who would desire to include fingerprints, irises, DNA and
there never has been a “secure” Internet steal your location information records? facial angles. As for tracking, Tien points
product, and that terrorists could have Would the monetary and power value out that using a bracelet in situations
hacked into government systems leaving of such personal information give rise to a where such tracking is unavoidable, is
“back doors” through which they could “digital mafia,” buying and selling your sufficient, and that implantation just isn’t
enter later. Prior embarrassing security location and movement information for a logical necessity in most civilian situa-
breaches of prominent government web- profit? In a world where there is mass tions.
sites such as NASA, the Pentagon and the implantation of tracking chips as a form “We don’t like it. We’re very con-
CIA seem to say to privacy advocates, “If of ID, one can only imagine the value of cerned. And we hope this thing falls
the government is struggling to secure its obtaining where a political rival was on a apart,” Tien concluded.
IT systems, just how secure are commer- given night, with whom, at what hotel, ADS has now changed the name of
cial networks?” and for how long? And in the cashless their GPS trackable device from Digital
Tien believes that the cyber czar’s com- society advocated by ADS, what did they Angel to PLD—Personal Location
ments serve to highlight potential areas buy? The bio-sensor information trans- Device. ❏
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have come this close to kicking God out Freedom is everybody's job. ties, of dealing fairly with others.
of this great land that He Himself estab- United: That means that we have all For All: For All - which means, boys
lished. come together. and girls, it's as much your country as it
One of America’s greatest national States: Individual communities that is mine.
treasures was entertainer-clown-comedi- have united into forty-eight great states. And now, boys and girls, let me hear
an, Red Skelton. He did a piece in 1960 Forty-eight individual communities with you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
about The Pledge, and I would like to pride and dignity and purpose. All divid- ”I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the
share it with you. It’s the story of his ed with imaginary boundaries, yet united United States of America, and to the
schoolteacher, Mr. Laswell in Vincennes, to a common purpose, and that is love for Republic, for which it stands; one nation,
Indiana, who explained the meaning of country. indivisible, with liberty and justice for
the Pledge of Allegiance: And to the Republic: Republic - a all.”
I've been listening to you boys and state in which sovereign power is invest- Since I was a small boy, two states have
girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all ed in representatives chosen by the people been added to our country, and two words
semester, and it seems as though it is to govern. And government is the people; have been added to the Pledge of
becoming monotonous to you. If I may, and it's from the people to the leaders, Allegiance: Under God. Wouldn't it be a
may I recite it and try to explain to you not from the leaders to the people. pity if someone said that it's a prayer, and
the meaning of each word? For which it stands it would be eliminated from schools, too?
I: Me, an individual, a committee of One Nation: One Nation, meaning, so I am told that Red Skelton closed every
one. blessed by God. show with, “God bless!” ❏
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experts are trying to figure out how to ago. U.S. Admiral Dennis Blair warned
Pope: Polluting Earth is Sin control cow burping, which they claim is that China’s actions could lead to future
“a significant factor in global warming.” sales of U.S. missile defenses to Taiwan.
In early June, Pope John Paul II, the Methane given off by fermenting cow China’s chief of the general staff, Gen.
Eastern Orthodox “Pope” Patriarch manure is collected and through a simple Fu Quanyou reiterated that China would
Bartholomew, and top scientists and envi- procedure is used to generate electricity, use force if necessary to reunite the island
ronmentalists signed a joint “environ- with compost and fertilizer as usable with the mainland, and that China’s sov-
mental ethos” (environmental belief sys- byproducts. Unfortunately, cows burp ereignty and territorial integrity will not
tem). It stated that the world faces an methane, a greenhouse gas that in the be divided. “We have the greatest sincer-
environmental and social crisis, and that atmosphere contributes to global warm- ity for peaceful reunification, but we will
Christians have a particular responsibility ing. Experts calculate that one cow burps never sit idly by and watch Taiwan sepa-
to combat it, welcoming the rise of “envi- about 280 liters per day. Six million met- rating from the territory of our mother-
ronmental consciousness.” Pollution was ric tons of it float blissfully up into the land,” he said.
declared a sin. atmosphere every year in the U.S. alone,
It was the first such joint effort made accounting for 22% of methane emis-
by the long-warring Catholic and sions. Pokemon Out, Martyr Necklaces In
Orthodox churches in modern times. Regardless of whether global warming
Bartholomew has been dubbed the is true or fictitious, the issue is being used The latest craze among Palestinian
“Green Pope” over his enthusiasm for effectively by the environmental commu- children is wearing necklaces that bear
environmental issues. nity to spread the tentacles of global gov- photos of so-called martyrs. They spend
ernance. their allowances to collect and trade them
like Pokemons or baseball cards, seeing
Sweden Close to the fighters as role models.
Banning Gay Opposition Missiles by Rail Assam Kandil, 12, who has 30 neck-
laces, says, “If I have an extra one of
Family News in Focus is reporting that More concerns about Chinese support Mahmoud Attiti, I’ll trade one for Yasser
the Swedish Parliament is on the verge of for terrorist states were raised in the wake Badawi. Attitti’s nephew, Saleh, added,
passing a constitutional amendment that of a deal in which China exported 50 “We love them and we want to be like
would ban speech or materials that locomotives to Iraq. U.S. intelligence them.”
oppose homosexuality and other alternate believes the locomotives will be used by The next generation appears ready for
lifestyles. If the amendment passes the Iraq’s military for rail-mobile missiles or action.
final vote in the fall, it would become other weapons of mass destruction. In
effective next January. According to violation of UN sanctions last year, China
Annalie Enochson, a Christian member of was found supplying fiber optic commu- The UN Becomes Universal
the parliament, Christians could be nications equipment to Iraq. The equip-
arrested for speaking out in churches and ment was used to network Iraqi air The last neutral nation on earth caved
serve six months to four years in jail. defense systems. It was destroyed by U.S. into the intense pressure. At last, the
The nation of France has already passed and British warplane attacks. United Nations is truly universal.
anti-proselytizing legislation. Rail cars were the vehicle of choice The people of Switzerland voted to
used by China to transport at least five abandon their long-standing policy of
new shipments of missiles to bases near neutrality, which they had maintained
A Bad Case of Gas the Taiwan Straits this year alone. The even through WWII. It was the last
latest shipment was photographed April nation to remain outside the realm of the
Both ends of the cow are under scruti- 23; eight missile canisters were spotted. world government body. It’s now in, and
ny, and for different reasons. While cow The CIA believes that China now has now the world organization can legiti-
manure is gaining popularity as one of close to 350 missiles within striking dis- mately boast of being the United Nations
Earth's “greenest” sources of electricity, tance of Taiwan, up from 50 seven years of the World...as we move steadily toward
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the fulfillments of endtime Bible prophe- At the end of our Endtime tour group’s tioning until next year. However, it can
cy. visit to the United Nations headquarters prosecute crimes committed after July 1...
Becoming a member of the United two years ago, Bill Haas, the Director of The World Bank cleared a $500 mil-
Nations brings certain obligations, duties Communications for the UN, gave our lion loan for Pakistan aimed at “support-
and controls. After voting down UN troupe a one-hour special briefing in the ing the country’s economic reform and
membership about six years ago, the Dag Hammerskold Theater. He main- debt reduction plans.” It is not yet known
Swiss people have placed themselves tained the United Nations was not a how such a loan will help the military
under the control of global government. world government, but engaged in world regime reduce its debt. Is this wealth
The action sent an important message governance. When asked to explain the redistribution? A payoff for helping the
to the world. Many officials had expressed difference, he could not. That’s because, U.S. fight the Taliban?
concern that a ‘No’ vote would be taken in any dictionary, the definition of “gov- The EU approved an 18.7 million-euro
as a sign of arrogance and contempt for ernance” is “government.” aid package for the Palestinian
the international community. Christian The Bible prophesies that immediately Authority...
Grobell, a left-wing Geneva member of before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ Great Britain may pass a bill that would
the Federal Parliament stated, “If you a global governance, to use Bill Haas’ guarantee cats, dogs and other pets a min-
don’t join the UN, you don’t care about phrase, will be in operation. Look around. imum quality of life. Scotland is on the
the problems of the world.” Fifty years of Every single recognized nation on earth is brink of passing a same-sex marriage bill...
neutrality gave way to extraordinary pres- now a part of the world governmental sys- In mid-May, the Federal Marriage
sure. tem. Amendment was introduced in the
How insightful were words of Pierre The United Nations has arrived. Let us Congress. If passed, it would alter the
Boillon, the Bishop of Verdan, France, work while it is still day! U.S. Constitution to define marriage as a
speaking in 1965 on behalf of the Vatican union of only a man and a woman...
when he said, “We must emphasize the Belgium adopted a law partially legal-
great moral responsibility to empower an Police State Rising izing euthanasia, making it the second
international authority to prevent war. country in the world after the
The entire world must become aware that There is a bill before the U.S. Congress Netherlands to allow mercy killings
if this institution (i.e., the United that would allow U.S. Customs agents to under specific circumstances...
Nations) is to become effective, every open any internationally mailed letter or Washington, D.C.’s photo-enforcement
nation must renounce its ultimate sover- parcel for almost any reason. "Exercise of traffic program has issued more than a
eignty to this universal authority. This is these new powers could infringe on the half-million citations, levied nearly $43
an obligation. If nations, if rulers of right of innocent Americans to travel and million in fines and is now collecting
nations, if public opinion will not accept communicate internationally free of more than $69,000 a day from drivers
this renunciation, then they are really unnecessary federal control," commented who speed and run red lights...
voting for war, however beautiful may be Texas Rep. Ron Paul. "Please say no to The Simon Wiesenthal Center in L.A.
their speeches on peace.” unconstitutional searches and unaccount- reports that terrorist groups are using the
The Vatican, although a religious enti- able government, and say yes to liberty Internet to recruit international suicide
ty, is technically a sovereign nation and and constitutional government." The vote bombers. They found two sites, one in
not a UN member. Its allegiance to and was no to liberty by a 327-101 majority Iran and the other in Gaza. With a few
support of the organization is unques- in the House. clicks of a mouse and the keying-in of
tioned, though. Every pope since Pius basic contact information, volunteers can
XII, the presider over the church during enlist for an attack on the United States
the Holocaust and the founding of the Etc. or Israel.
UN, offered words of support similar to, Germany reaffirmed its commitment
if not stronger than, Pierre Boillon. On June 20, Brazil became the 69th to the United Nations, saying it was the
Given its special nature, the Vatican is nation to ratify the International Criminal only organization capable of guaranteeing
not expected join the UN, nor is there Court. The court, to be based in The world peace. Vladimir Putin says that
any pressure on them to do so. Hague, Netherlands, will not begin func- Russia no longer has enemies. ❏
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The Day & Hour: Who Knows?
BY EDDIE SAX restore again the kingdom to Israel?” of the Lord’s coming, does this also apply
Jesus answered, “It is not for you to know to our generation?
ut of that day and the times or the seasons, which the Father
hour knoweth no hath put in his own power.” In this pas- Paul said we will know the day
man,” said Jesus to sage, Jesus is speaking to the disciples Here’s another perspective. I
His disciples on the about what will happen to them at their Thessalonians chapter 5 teaches us that
Mount of Olives. specific moment in time. Notice that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in
And so it is written in Matthew they use the words “at this time” in their the night. Matthew 24:42-43 relates the
24:36—we cannot know the day and the question. That would indicate that they same story. It also says that the Lord will
hour of the coming of the Son of man. meant “in their lifetimes,” or “the gener- come as a thief in the night, and that the
Simple enough? We should be so lucky. ation in which they were living.” goodman of the house will not know what
You see, there are those who claim that Was Jesus speaking here to a First hour the thief will come.
the scripture teaches the exact opposite. Century audience only or was He also The thief is clearly representative of
They say that we can know the day and telling you and me, living in the 21st Jesus Christ. But what does the goodman
the hour of His coming. They say that in Century, that it is not for us to know the represent? Whoever the goodman sym-
Matthew 24:36, Jesus was speaking to times and seasons either? The answer to bolizes, the passage says that he will not
the people living in the first century only, this question is simple. We, of this gener- know the hour of Christ’s return. For
and not to the people living in the 21st ation, will definitely know the time and example, if the goodman represents the
Century. the season. Jesus said so in Matthew church, then the church will not know the
Is this a blatant scripture twist or is 24:34. “Verily I say unto you, This gener- hour of the Lord’s coming. It would be
there a method behind this madness? ation shall not pass, till all these things be that simple. So let’s look at the context.
What is the logic behind drawing such a fulfilled.” “This generation” refers specif- Question: Is the goodman the church?
conclusion? Let’s explore. ically to the people who live to see the Answer: No! The goodman of the house
signs of the endtimes that He describes in clearly represents unbelievers, not believ-
1st Century audience vs. 21st the chapter, including the still-future ers! He is not portrayed as a Bible-believ-
Century audience abomination of desolation. er, but rather, he was living in darkness,
It is true that Jesus was addressing a Paul confirms this teaching. He wrote and was not ready for the Lord’s coming.
First Century audience in His Olivet in I Thessalonians 5:1, “But of the times This passage teaches that it is the unbe-
Discourse of Matthew 24. The first cen- and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need lievers who will not know the hour of the
tury-ites would not, in fact, know the day that I write unto you. For yourselves Lord’s coming. This conclusion is verified
and the hour. But two breaths before know perfectly that the day of the Lord so by I Thessalonians 5:4-5. There, it states
Jesus said that no man knows the day and cometh as a thief in the night.” In verse 4, that the only people who will not know
the hour, He stated that “this generation he goes on to say, “But ye, brethren, are the day of the Lord’s coming are the peo-
shall not pass till all these things be ful- not in darkness that that day should over- ple living in darkness. But you, saint of
filled” (Matthew 24:34). So while He said take you as a thief.” Paul is telling us God, are not living in darkness. You are a
that no man knows the day and hour, He specifically that we will know the times child of light, and the day of the Lord
spoke of a generation that will know. and the seasons. If we will watch, we will shall not overtake you as a thief!
Let’s ask the question again: Was Jesus see the day coming. Unbelievers will not know the hour of
speaking to a First Century audience or Is this a conflict in scripture? In Acts His coming. Does the Bible say that the
to all of mankind throughout history? 1:6, Jesus says, “It is not for you to know church won’t know the hour of His com-
Most would say that He was speaking to the times or the seasons.” But, in I ing as well? No. The fact is, it seems to
all of mankind throughout history, Thessalonians 5:1 Paul says that we will. indicate the opposite! The Lord will not
including us. But let’s consider another Of course, there is no conflict! It is obvi- overtake His children of light as a thief in
example. ous that Jesus was speaking to a First the night. According to these passages,
Century audience in Acts 1:6-7, not to the church will know the hour.
Times and seasons for first us! Let’s keep studying the scriptures. We
century-ites only So we have now answered the “times will know the generation, and we will
In Acts 1:6-7, just before Jesus was and seasons question.” What about the know the times and seasons. And as the
caught up into heaven, His disciples “day and hour” question? When Jesus time draws nearer, perhaps we will also
asked, “Lord, wilt thou at this time said that no man knows the day and hour come to know the day and hour! ❏
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Seek & Find and Answers
Seek & Find
By N. Teri Grottke
The Patience and the Faith
1. B., Jesus, John 21:6 11. C., All wise-knowing, Check dictionary
2. A., Matthias, Acts 1:23-26 12. B., Of the shadow of death, Psalm 23:4
3. D., Jacob, Genesis 27:19 13. D., All things, Hebrews 2:8
4. D., Nebuchadnezzar, II Kings 25:1 14. C., In everything give thanks, I Thessalonians 5:18
5. C., By the Word of God, Matthew 4:7 15. B., Bethlehem (or Zion), Luke 2:4 and Samuel 5:7
6. B., Esther, Esther 2:5-9 16. C., Onesimus, Philemon 1:10
7. C., Milk and Honey, Exodus 3:8 17. A., Married Pharaoh’s daughter, I Kings 3:1, 7:8
8. A., Zebedee, Luke 5:10 18. D., Job, Job 13:15
9. A., None, Check Bible index 19. D., Samson, Judges 14:5-18
10. D., Perilous, II Timothy 3:1 20. A., Daniel, Daniel 1:3-15
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