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  1. 1. Vol. 12/No. 4 July/August 2002 $3.00 WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE Earth Charter to Replace Ten Commandments?
  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. World Events from a Biblical Perspective CONTENTS Cover Story 8 The Ark of Hopelessness Earth Charter Slated to Replace Ten Commandments How ironic it is. At the same time as the Ten Commandments are being systemati- cally removed from society, the United Nations is instituting a new creed to replace them. It’s called the Earth Charter, and it is on its way to Johannesburg, South Africa for an appointment with destiny. A closer look at the ark that houses the char- ter provides a stunning revelation. The symbols on the Ark of Hope are identical AP WideWorld Photo/Toby Talbot to that of the Wiccan pentagram! Departments Feature Articles 4 Editorial 9 UN Seeks Global Religion at Bangkok Meeting 6 Letters & Feedback 10 Final Seven Years—How Close? 19 Whetstone 14 On the Brink of Nuclear War 21 Radio Log, Will the India-Pakistan Conflict Trigger the 6th AP WorldWide Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel Trumpet? It’s the most ominous, apocalyptic prophe- Regional Bible Studies cy in the entire Bible. The only questions now are how and when. 26 News from the Front Office 18 China Ups the Ante Bush has officially reverted back to the 1982 Reagan 28 World Review policy of six assurances in support of Taiwan, a Pope: Polluting Earth is Sin remarkable shift from Clinton’s Three No’s policy and Sweden Close to Banning Gay more gunpowder for the inevitable 6th Trumpet Opposition explosion. Cow Burping, Global Warming AP Photo/Misha Japaridze Missiles by Rail Martyr Necklaces 22 Fighting the Chip The UN Becomes Universal A Privacy Advocate attorney fights Digital Angel, the Police State Rising human implantable computer chip that works with GPS—the global positioning system. The potential misuses are chilling. 31 Seek & Find and Answers 27 Red Skelton on the Pledge of Allegiance Don’t forget to check out our website. 30 The Day & Hour: Who Know? AP Photo/The Mankato Free Press, Jeff Thompson 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. (Central).
  4. 4. Perspective Editorial By Irvin Baxter Jr. Editor-in-Chief Magazine Staff Editor-in-Chief Irvin Baxter Jr. Assistant Editor I 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 Ministry points of the pentagram have special meaning. American soldiers from UN peacekeeping mis- Fulfillment Services 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 Endtime Ministries 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.
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  6. 6. Letters to the Editor Letters & 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? C. Foster B. Schuerman 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 Historicist-Preterist position.) M. Duke 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 6 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
  7. 7. 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. frontal assault. 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. ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002 7
  8. 8. Cover Story 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 Hopelessness 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 21st Century.” 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 H 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 8 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
  9. 9. 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 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, water, earth. 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- Nations. 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.
  10. 10. Mideast Update Final Seven Years—How Close? BY IRVIN BAXTER JR. AP WorldWide Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel V iolence, Violence, 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 end? 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 10 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
  11. 11. 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- ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 200211
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  14. 14. 6th Trumpet Watch AP Photo/Saurabh Das 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 War Will the India Pakistan Conflict trigger the 6th Trumpet? 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 I 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. 14 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
  15. 15. 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. 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  16. 16. Six Trumpet Watch This is the actual CIA World Factbook web page outlining China’s military capabilities. Go to 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 16 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002
  17. 17. 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 The first sign of possible easing tension Pakistan-India conflict, then it is likely Contact Endtime for the free brochure, came in early June when India announced China would take advantage of the oppor- “What Do You Mean—Born Again?” ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2002 17
  18. 18. 6th Trumpet Watch China Ups the Ante Tensions Escalate in Taiwan Straits AP WideWorld Photo/Misha Japaridze BY IRVIN BAXTER JR. I 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- cy.” 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
  19. 19. 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 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 200219
  20. 20. 6th Trumpet Watch focused on China’s Second Artillery forces AP WideWorld Photo/Wally Santana near Taiwan for any signs of missile activ- ity. 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. Start Your Own Ministry Is the confusing question of “What to do?” slowing you down while you’re looking for an effective ministry to the lost? If you answered YES... then you should try what thousands of people from different parts of the world are using to reach their unsaved communities—Endtime magazine! How does it work? Endtime specializes in explaining Bible prophecies and how they are coming to pass in our lifetime! Bible prophecy is a subject which interests almost everyone and in turn will open the door of opportunity with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Inexpensive and effective With each bi-monthly issue, Endtime will send you the amount of magazines that you desire (minimum of 10) and a bill for $1.50 per magazine. You can then distribute those magazines to the people that you want to reach for the Lord. Think of that! For as little as $15 every 2 months, you can produce exiting soulwinning results and help make a difference in someone’s life! Contact Endtime today to begin you own personal ministry! Call toll free 1-800-endtime. To order by mail see Endtime order form