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  • 1. www.endtime.com VOL. 14 / NO. 3 MAY / JUN 2004 $3.00 BATTLE FOR AMERICA’S SOUL PP44 SHARON DISENGAGES PP1313 “COINCIDENCES” OF EU FLAG PP18 18 WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE KERRY ON HOMOSEXUALITY PP2626 Holy Roman Empire 2004 Can the Antichrist and False Prophet be far behind? Can the Antichrist and False Prophet be far behind?
  • 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 govern- ment. 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. Source: Endtime Magazine, P.O. Box 2066, Richmond, IN 47375 1-800-Endtime, www.endtime.com, endtime@endtime.com This page may be copied and distributed freely
  • 3. » » N E W R E L E A S E S PROPHETIC DESTINY ISRAEL’S ISRAEL’S OF THE OF THE PROPHESIED PROPHESIED UNITED STATES REVIVAL REVIVAL Two new one-hour lessons by Irvin Baxter available on VHS ($20) or DVD ($20) » NEWSERIES THE SALVATION PACKAGE Several newly filmed lessons by Irvin Baxter, including: » “Understanding the Godhead” » “Tongues: Devilish or Divine” » “True Christianity vs. False Christianity” Call 1-800-Endtime for more information on this new series! VHS or DVD » NEWRELEASE DARK INTENTIONS DARK INTENTIONS INSIDE THE MIND OF THE ANTICHRIST INSIDE THE MIND OF THE ANTICHRIST A new prophecy fiction book by Irvin Baxter » $14
  • 4. » PERSPECTIVE EDITORIAL Irvin Baxter EDITOR-IN-CHIEF WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE MAGAZINE STAFF Editor-in-Chief: Irvin Baxter Assistant Editor: Eddie Sax Editorial Assistants: Ginger Boerkircher, Liz Freeman, Dana Grohman, Craig Treadwell, Ray Zweidinger Research: Kathy McKinney BATTLING FOR THE Radio Outreach Director: Kara McPeak Radio Operations: Jim Stigleman SOUL OF AMERICA Donor Relations: Tracey Kidwell Webmaster: Dan Barkley Layout/Design: Andy Van Engen, Dustin Hall RespireCreative.com “One Nation, Under God” s we go to press with Opponents to the acknowledgement of A this edition of ENDTIME, God by our government cite the First ENDTIME MINISTRIES the U.S. Supreme Amendment, contending that it mandates STATEMENT OF FAITH Court is deliberating the separation of church and state. The WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired Word the constitutionality of ignominious result of this convoluted of God, that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and the phrase “under logic is to negate the very foundation on that He will come again to establish a kingdom that God” in our Pledge of Allegiance. which our nation was founded—that shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44). Those who are The plaintiff in the proceedings, foundation being that we derive our born again (John 3:3-5) will have eternal life and rule Michael Newdow, contends that saying unalienable rights from our Creator. as kings and priests with Christ forever. “under God” takes away his rights—rights to be an atheist and rights to train his What about the separation of daughter to be an atheist. church and state? WHAT IS ENDTIME MAGAZINE? In 1968, Irvin Baxter discovered the United The truth is that Mr. Newdow would What does the First Amendment really have no rights at all if it were not for God. say, and what was the original intent of States and other modern nations in the Bible. He In the founding document of the United our founding fathers who wrote it? Did also found the Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one States of America—the Declaration of they intend for a court someday to use the day it was to be torn down, reuniting Germany, and Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote: First Amendment to remove acknowl- that event would be the catalyst to spark an inter- “We hold these truths to be self-evident, edgement of God from our Declaration of national movement called the “New World Order.” that all men are created equal, that they Independence? Did they intend to forbid These things have now come to pass. are endowed by their Creator with certain the acknowledgement of God in our Irvin Baxter, a Pentecostal minister, began unalienable rights…” Pledge of Allegiance? Obviously not! Endtime ministries in 1986 when he wrote Our forefathers understood and They included God in the Declaration of A Message For The President, a book explaining acknowledged that some rights come only Independence. the major prophecies of the Bible which he had from God, not from government. If gov- ernment forbids the official acknowledge- So what was the original intent of been teaching since 1968. ment of our Creator, as recent court rul- our founding fathers? After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic ings have done, then the unalienable The First Amendment reads as follows: fulfillment accelerated rapidly. The decision was rights that flow from that Creator will also “Congress shall make no law respecting made to launch ENDTIME. The purpose of the no longer be acknowledged. The an establishment of religion, or prohibit- magazine is to explain the prophecies of the Bible inevitable end of that slippery slope, ing the free exercise thereof; or abridging and to show that they are now being fulfilled in which America is presently traveling, is the freedom of speech, or of the press; or intricate detail. that our only rights are those granted by the right of the people peaceably to Articles focus on the soon return of Jesus government. Of course, if the government assemble, and to petition the government Christ, the truth of the Bible, and the need for can grant rights, then it can take them for a redress of grievances.” salvation. ENDTIME does not deal with doctrinal away. Unalienable means “not capable of Fisher Ames was the author of the First being transferred by a legal process to Amendment. Did he intend for this controversies, as valid as they may be. This will be another owner.” continued on page 31 left to other publications. 4 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 5. www.endtime.com endtime@endtime.com CONTENTS PERSPECTIVE 10 WHO KILLED JESUS? MAY / JUN 2004 VOL. 14 / NO. 3 COVER 18 In the wake of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” opening, the pastor of a Denver church decided that it would be apropos to remind rush-hour travelers of who should be DEPARTMENTS blamed for paving the way for our eternal salvation. What the Bible says about who is responsible for the death of Jesus. 4 EDITORIAL Battle For America’s Soul ISRAELWATCH 6 LETTERS & FEEDBACK 13 SHARON’S DISENGAGEMENT PLAN What we know for sure from the Bible, the facts on the 8 WORLD REVIEW ground, and where it may be heading. • Al-Qaida plot to split Spain from allies COVERSTORIES • Hundreds help after anti-Semitic attack • China’s warnings EUROPEWATCH • Congress hears U.S. forces ready for Chinese threat 18 “COINCIDENCES” OF THE EUROPEAN FLAG • Religious discrimination gets high-court OK How close are the EU’s ties to the Vatican? Look no further than their flag. • Germans ban Muslim headscarves in schools • EU grants Gaza Strip homeless 1 million Euro 20 HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE — 2004 • EU chief, Solana urges tighter global cooperation Can the Antichrist and the False Prophet be far behind? • Rome’s green light for Nazi demo Where can the prophecies be found? It’s about Europe, the Antichrist and the False Prophet... where we are and where • Push for plastic we’re going. • Wal-Mart hits snags in push to use radio tags to track goods WORLDGOVERNMENT 15 TEACHING MATERIALS Product Pages 22 KINGS AND PAWNS IN THE GAME 25 ENDTIME STUDY GROUPS & RADIO LOG OF GLOBALIZATION 25 ENDTIME PROPHECY CONFERENCES There is a player upon the grand chessboard of globalization that is often overlooked by the average North American. For cen- turies, world leaders have gingerly approached the high offices Cover & Top: PHOTO BY KYLE T. DAVIS | Bottom Left: Photo of the Vatican FROM COREL of this institution, seeking special blessings and paying homage WORDPERFECT SUITE, ACADEMIC EDITION, CLIPART PHOTO FILES | Bottom Right: Democratic to its long-standing position of high-authority. It’s the Vatican. Presidential hopeful John Kerry reacts to supporters and takes questions at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi on March 7th. EPA/JUDI BOTTONI GODINAMERICA 26 THE POLITICS AND RELIGION OF HOMOSEXUALITY: KERRY SPEAKS Here’s what he said: “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, but I believe it’s important in the United States of America that we recognize that we have a Constitution which has an equal protection clause.” But what does he mean? 28 CHRISTIAN POSITION ON HOMOSEXUALITY The Christian Position on any subject is determined by the teachings of the Bible. Endtime’s editor dives in. ISRAELWATCH 30 7000 WILL DIE IN JERUSALEM EARTHQUAKE An Israeli seismologist warned that 5,000-10,000 people 22 26 would probably die if an earthquake hit Israel. The book of Revelation says 7,000. 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. © 2004 Endtime, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. POSTMASTER: 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).
  • 6. » LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR LETTERS &FEEDBACK W H AT ’ S O N YO U R M I N D ? E N DTI M E WANTS TO KN OW. Saving the U.S.A. I send this message in love and hope your ministry contin- As always I enjoy your show. I continue to be fascinated by ues to reveal hidden truths that can bring people to Christ your zeal to save the U.S.A., and for the life of me, I cannot Jesus. —Michael find this example in scripture, which doesn’t necessarily mean it is misguided. REPLY I am a firm believer that God no longer dwells in As far as the U.S. in the corporal sense, I couldn’t care less. temples made with hands. However, the prophecies about the I am much more interested in seeing individual people in the temple that will stand in the endtime do not depict the tem- U.S. become born again. Passing laws and constitutional ple as an abomination. In both II Thessalonians 2:4 and in amendments is not going to get or convince anyone of eternal Revelation 11:1-2, the temple is described as the “temple of salvation. —B. Russell God.” Both of these prophecies describe the state of affairs that will exist 3 1/2 years before Armageddon. This is 3 1/2 REPLY God not only loves the USA, He loves the whole years before the fulfillment of Romans 11:25-26, which tells world. I admit that I do love this country and pray that God us that all of Israel shall be saved. would pour out a great revival upon it. The prophecy declares that the rebuilt temple will stand And by the way, if Sodom and Gomorrah would have had after Israel’s 2,000-year exile is over and her nation has been a constitutional amendment against same-sex relations and reborn. Israel’s revival spoken of by Hosea 6:1-2 will be in would have enforced it, God would not have destroyed them. progress: “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, A little closer to the mark and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. I just thought this was too close for comfort. I was telling a After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise friend of mine at work that my daughter was a little upset that us up, and we shall live in his sight.” her kids now have debit cards instead of money for their It is obvious that part of the prophecies concerning Israel in school lunches. She said, “They don’t do that at my kids’ the last days has now been fulfilled. Part of them is yet to school. They just scan their fingerprint, and all the informa- come. These prophecies in progress are a great witnessing tion they need comes right up on the screen.” Not only that, tool that can win Jew and Gentile alike. my friend didn’t even have to give permission for her kids’ fingerprints to be taken. And people don’t think that we’re Long way off? living in the endtimes! I have a few questions about the endtimes. In Matthew Keep up the good work, and God be with you. —Debbie 24:32-35, could “this generation” mean mankind? Is this when the human experience ends? With 2002 stats of four bil- Misplaced enthusiasm? lion who have not heard a clear message of the gospel, and I feel your temple enthusiasm is misplaced. It’s one thing two billion with no Christian living nearby to tell them, do to confirm scripture by showing how building plans exist – you think the Church has fulfilled the commission of preach- that is cause for excitement, I agree. But you at Endtime are ing the gospel to all nations? aware of its existence because of an unbelieving people who I believe most of the trumpets have sounded, as you teach, refuse to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. This temple is an but could there still be many years before the tribulation? We abomination to God, but Endtime seems to glorify it and cater will know for sure when we see the Antichrist stand in the to the people who intend to build it. temple, but could that still be a long way off? [When you provide links on the news page of your website —S. Simpson, South Korea to sites such the Temple Institute in Jerusalem], it seems to suggest that we should buy jewelry from these people. I sug- REPLY The generation of which Jesus spoke could not pos- gest Endtime should focus more on witnessing to these peo- sibly refer to the end of the human experience. The prophe- ple about Jesus Christ. I hope you’re not waiting for the cies of Matthew 24 are signs of the Second Coming and the appropriate time, which may never present itself, in order to end of the age. There will be another 1,000 years after the get guided tours and acceptance from them. Second Coming (Revelation 20:1-15). 6 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 7. LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR « Rare compliment ment scriptures all the time for future events at that! How can I never agree with what you say about prophecy, but the you even think the old and new are totally different?? Do we program in which you spoke of the difference between the not serve the same God? Perhaps you should read again John wrath of Satan and the wrath of God was one of the few chapter 1 then go to some of the references: Genesis, Isaiah, exceptions. Everything you said was correct. Zephaniah 3:8,9. —T. Vaclavik Congratulations (trust me, this a rare compliment). I know more about prophecy than anyone I know, but there will be REPLY The word “testament” means will. I’m sure you have those who will come in the future knowing far more about heard of the “last will and testament” of a person. The Old Tes- prophecy than you and I. —Paul tament is the old will of God. The New Testament is the new will of God. This does not mean that the Old Testament is not The eagle valuable or that it is not the word of God. Scripture teaches us I wondered what you thought about any connection that the Old Testament object lessons are types and shadows between the eagle in Revelation and Rome. I have always of the spiritual realities of the New Testament. agreed with your idea that the eagle represented the U.S. Romans 6:14 tells us, “For sin shall not have dominion over until I was told that the symbol for Rome, and specifically its you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans military, was the eagle. I was pretty shaken up and spent 7:6 teaches, “But now we are delivered from the law, that some time researching it online and found the information to being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in be true. I am anxious to hear your thoughts. —C. Wulfsberg newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” REPLY The eagle has been used as a symbol by many nations. However, the eagle’s wings in Daniel 7:4 are depict- F E E D B A C K ed as coming out of the lion. The lion is Great Britain. Obvi- Cannot put the Bible down ously, Rome did not come out of Great Britain. The U.S. did. I received your [free] “What Do You Mean Born Again?” The rest of this prophecy fits the United States explicitly. brochure from some guy I don’t even know. I read it and was In the book of Revelation, the eagle’s wings are portrayed fascinated. I wasn’t much of a Bible reader, but now I cannot as helping the woman—Israel. Rome has not been a protector put the Bible down. Thank you! —Dole, Frankfort, IN of Israel. The U.S., on the other hand, is Israel’s number one friend and ally. Thanks for your ministry. Also we should consider that two entire chapters in Reve- I’ve had the fortunate pleasure of meeting you several lation are devoted to prophecies about Rome. Chapters 17 times and being in the studio audience for two of your videos. and 18 speak of Rome as the great whore. I came to Christ thanks to your ministry, and recently found out that someone else at my church did as well. The Harvests —Rich, Naperville, IL Revelation 14 talks about the harvest. If the saints and sin- ners are both harvested, who’s left? —Susan Stretching exercises Thanks for the information you are disseminating. Your REPLY Revelation 14:14-20 describes two harvests. These radio program is a treasure to me. You stretch people to think two harvests are the same two harvests described by Jesus in through things and I love this! You keep me better prepared. Matthew 13 as the harvest of the wheat and the tares. In Rev- —Beverly elation 14, the harvest that was cast into the winepress refers to the Battle of Armageddon. We know that not every person Precept upon precept on earth will be at Armageddon. We also know that the earth Your teachings have helped me put line upon line and pre- will be inhabited during the 1000-year reign of Jesus that cept upon precept. I can now read Revelation and understand immediately follows Armageddon. Obviously, not everyone it for myself, but more than that, you have equipped me so on earth will be destroyed. Daniel 7:11-12 describes nations that I can help others. I appreciate that you are willing to stand that will lose their power when the Antichrist is destroyed; against the odds and speak God’s word as He has given it! but they continue to live into the millennium under the reign —Irene of Jesus and His church. A glorious thought Old vs. New Testament I never thought I would see the endtime come to pass, but In discussing the situation of North Korea one day, you here it is. Soon our Precious Lord will return. That’s a glori- used the expression, “If we were living in the Old Testament.” ous thought for all of us who are ready. I thank Him because Since Jesus came we have moved into the New Testament, I have now moved to Mississippi for the winter months and the spiritual kingdom. The Old Testament was the physical can finally hear Politics & Religion. I can hardly wait for the kingdom, and they are totally different. program to come on each day. —Helen, 88, Jackson, MS Mr. Baxter, last time I checked we were still living in God’s physical kingdom, but we walk in the spirit. God has never changed His Word. It is eternal and everlasting. I believe that ENDTIME thanks you for your letters. The letters we use in ENDTIME do not necessarily reflect the views of means all of His word and not part of it. You use Old Testa- ENDTIME and/or its staff. ENDTIME reserves the right to edit letters according to space and editorial style. EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 7
  • 8. » AROUNDTHE GLOBE WORLD by Liz Freeman & REVIEW GLOBAL NEWS SEEN THROUGH Ginger Boerkircher T H E E Y E S O F B I B L E P R O P H E CY. » WARONTERROR ple had to stand in line for a turn. Doug Mix, who is not a member of the con- vices Committee hearing, Admiral Thomas Fargo, the top U.S. naval com- Al-Qaida plot to split Spain gregation said, “We all came out here mander in the Pacific, told Congress from allies because America is still America, and that American forces are well-posi- A recently revealed document shows we don’t tolerate this.” tioned to deal with any Chinese military that al-Qaida planned to carry out Among the congregation was Holo- action aimed at Taiwan. Fargo added attacks to separate Madrid from the caust survivor, Fanny Starr. “I was just that the U.S. did not see any signal of an U.S. and its allies in the war on terror. shaking and broke down,” she said. “All imminent threat in the time surround- The document was published on an the wounds, the old wounds started ing Taiwan’s presidential election. Internet message board used by al- opening again.” When asked about the risk of a mis- Qaida months before Spain’s national Rabbi Daniel Cohen said the vandal- calculation that could be “catastrophic” elections. ism may have been sparked by Mel Gib- for Taiwan, Fargo replied, “I’m pretty The document made the following son’s “The Passion of the Christ”. The confident of our deterrent capability. claim: “We think the Spanish govern- movie, which some feel wrongly Certainly, we’re well-postured right ment… will be forced to withdraw blames Jews for the death of Christ, has now. We understand the problem. Our because of the public pressure on it…. been criticized as anti-Semitic. forces are well-trained. So our ability to the victory of the Socialist Party will be dissuade and deter China, I think, is almost guaranteed – and the withdraw- al of Spanish forces will be on its cam- » 6THTRUMPETWATCH really very good.” Fargo called the cross-strait issues paign manifesto.” China’s warnings “the largest friction point in the relation- That prediction was fulfilled when the China told the United States that Hong ship between China and the United Socialists who were lagging in the polls Kong’s affairs are none of their business. States... and has long been recognized as ousted Prime Minister Jose Maria The warning came after an address to a an international flashpoint.” Aznar’s Popular Party three days after 10 U.S. Senate hearing on the issue of bombs ripped through Madrid’s Atocha station, killing at least 201 people. democracy in the former British colony. In addition, Taiwan President Chen » WORLDRELIGION Immediately after the victory, Prime Shui-bian was dubbed “immoral” and Religious discrimination gets Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapa- warned by the Chinese parliament that high-court OK tero vowed to pull out Spain’s 1,300 his “splittist activities under the cloak of In a recent court case, the U.S. troops in Iraq by June 30th if the Unit- democracy” will not be tolerated. Supreme Court ruled that taxpayer- ed Nations “doesn’t take control of On the eve of Taiwan’s presidential funded college scholarship programs Iraq.” Zapatero said the war in Iraq was elections in March, the United States can be denied to students majoring in a mistake and Spain’s participation in it kept a close watch for signs of Chinese theological studies. This ruling could “has been a total error.” military activity. The elections were have a dramatic effect on a wide range considered to be a potential flashpoint, of religious-freedom issues and marks a » GODINAMERICA and according to U.S. officials, with “high confidence” that China would be departure from a recent trend of allow- ing religion in state-sponsored settings. Hundreds help after anti-Semitic the loser if the United States became The 7-2 ruling said the state of Wash- attack involved. A U.S.-Chinese conflict could ington did not violate the Constitution In Denver, Colorado, about 300 peo- very possibly trigger the war prophesied when it denied a scholarship to a stu- ple of various faiths cleaned up a syna- in Revelation 9 in which one-third of dent studying to be a minister. gogue vandalized with swastikas and mankind will be killed. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice Nazi symbols on the eve of the Jewish William H. Rehnquist stated, “Training holiday Purim. Congress hears U.S. forces ready someone to lead a congregation is an The crowd that showed up at BMH- for Chinese threat essentially religious endeavor. Indeed, BJ Congregation was so large that peo- Speaking before a House Armed Ser- majoring in devotional theology is akin 8 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 9. AROUNDTHE GLOBE « to a religious calling as well as an aca- the Palestinians.” legal grounds to ban a protest march. demic pursuit… That a state would deal He said families that lose their Sources at city hall said they would cut differently with religious education for homes as a result would receive money off electric power at the protest site. the ministry than with education for to pay “for alternative accommodation Rome’s Jewish community and an other callings” is not evidence of “hostil- until permanent re-housing is made association of families of victims of the ity toward religion.” available.” Ardeatine massacre said two counter- Rehnquist noted the scholarship pro- demonstrations would be held that gram “goes a long way toward including EU chief, Solana urges tighter same day, one in the capital and the religion in its benefits,” because it allows global cooperation other in the caves. students to use scholarship money to Speaking at Beijing’s Tsinghua Uni- attend accredited religious schools… The state has merely chosen not to fund versity, European Union’s Javier Solana has urged increased global cooperation, » MARKOFTHEBEAST a distinct category of instruction.” saying no one country can solve the Push for plastic Writing the dissent, Justice Antonin world’s problems alone. Referring to According to CardWeb.com, the U.S.’ Scalia, along with Justice Clarence the recent deadly bombings in Madrid, estimated 185 million card-holding con- Thomas, charged that the scholarship Solana said the coordinated explosions sumers carry three bank-issued credit program “discriminates against religion.” constituted not only an attack on Spain cards, four retail credit cards and one Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the but on “the people of Europe and of the debit card. American Center for Law and Justice civilized world.” Banks are also moving very quickly believes that the ruling “clearly sanc- When asked about the relationship into pre-paid, gift and payroll cards. tions religious discrimination.” between Europe and the United States, There are mini-cards for a key chain, Solana said unilateralism was not the and wireless card acceptance terminals. Germans ban Muslim head- answer. Although he did not refer According to a survey conducted by scarves in schools directly to the U.S., he said, “What we the American Bankers Association and Lawmakers in Baden-Wuerttemberg, have learned in the last period of time is Dove Consulting, plastic payments now a conservative state, voted to bar Mus- that no single country, no matter how account for 53 percent of consumer lim teachers from wearing headscarves powerful it may be, no matter how purchases, compared to 43 percent in in public schools. It is the first in Ger- much might it may have, can resolve 1999. Total plastic purchases — either many to impose such a ban. The oppos- the difficult challenges of today.” He credit or debit — are up 54 percent ing party stated that it was unbalanced believes these resolutions “have to be since 1999. The numbers prove that we because it still allows Christian symbols obtained through cooperation.” are headed towards a cashless society. in the classroom. He welcomed comments by Chinese The ban’s backers argued that the Premier Wen Jiabao that there had been Wal-Mart hits snags in push to cloth could be seen as an Islamic politi- too much “unilateralism” in 2003. use radio tags to track goods cal symbol, and part of the history of Solana also said the EU was working to In the summer of 2003, Wal-Mart sur- women’s suppression while Christian end a 14-year-old arms embargo on Bei- prised its suppliers by announcing an symbols were part of Western tradition. jing despite efforts by the U.S. to contin- aggressive program for putting radio At least four other German states ue the ban. He said he hoped the EU frequency tags on their shipments. have proposed legislation banning Mus- would make a decision on the issue With the declared deadline quickly lim teachers from wearing headscarves “soon” and insisted the EU would make approaching, Wal-Mart is now admit- in school. a decision on its own. ting that it will not be met. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, » EUWATCH Rome’s green light for Nazi demo In March, Rome’s police overruled has been forced to make numerous accommodations as it pushes to deploy EU grants Gaza Strip homeless the city’s mayor giving the go-ahead for radio frequency identification in its sup- 1 million Euros sympathizers of convicted Nazi war ply tracking process. The EU head office said it will grant criminal Erich Priebke to stage a One hurdle is the cost of the devices, 1 million euros (US$1.2 million) to demonstration to back demands for his currently priced at 25 cents to 30 cents secure alternative accommodation for release on grounds of advanced age. each. Analysts argue that the price 13,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Priebke was given a life sentence in needs to fall to 5 cents or less before whose homes have been demolished 1998 for his role in the massacre of 335 savings are realized. recently by Israeli security forces. civilians in the Ardeatine caves during “Wal-Mart keeps cutting back on its EU Development Commissioner Poul World War II. requirements,” said Michael J. Liard, a Nielson stated, “The demolitions are The daily Corriere della Sera quoted senior analyst following radio tag tech- disproportionate acts that contravene the city’s chief administrator of police, nology at the Venture Development international humanitarian law. We Achille Sera, as saying “the demonstra- Corporation, a market research compa- urge the Israeli military authorities to tion poses no problems of public order ny in Natick, Mass. “They’re not ready; refrain from practices that aggravate the or safety.” A possible threat to public the industry’s not ready; and the tech- humanitarian and economic plight of order, safety or health was the only nology is not ready.” e EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 9
  • 10. » PERSPECTIVE Who Killed Jesus? BY LIZ FREEMAN AND EDDIE SAX DENVER PASTOR SAYS THE JEWS DID IT! Good morning, Reaction among the So how does this all come together? Denver. And by Jewish community was mixed. Some spoke out against it Jews only? Would it be accurate to say that the the way, don’t vociferously, while others maintain that Jews were the only party responsible for the death of Jesus? Does it therefore forget that it was Christians are their best friends. A considerable logically follow that today’s Jews, 20 generations later, are responsible for what their ancestors did? Or could it be the Jews who segment of Christian- ity has had a history that the first-century Jews were one of many responsible parties? killed Jesus. of anti-Semitism, holding to the teach- ing that the Jews Matthew 27:20-26 gives the account of the chief priests and rabbis persuad- ing the crowd to ask for Barabbas and In the wake of Mel Gibson’s “The killed Jesus Christ, and therefore it demand that Jesus be killed. The gover- Passion of the Christ” opening, the pas- would be righteous to kill the Jews. nor asked what should be done with tor of a Denver church decided that it Many people believe Adolph Hitler Jesus. Their reply was, “Crucify him!” would be apropos to remind rush-hour acted under that premise. Again he asked, “What crime has he travelers of who should be blamed for The I Thessalonians scripture refer- committed?” Their reply was the same. paving the way for our eternal salva- enced on Gordon’s sign reads, “For ye, Pilate, realizing that he could not pre- tion. “Jews killed the Lord Jesus,” read brethren, became followers of the vail, washed his hands before the peo- the marquee in front of the Lovingway churches of God which in Judaea are in ple and said, “I am innocent of the Pentecostal Church on February 25th. Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered blood of this just person: see ye to it.” Some passersby thought the sign was like things of your own countrymen, The crowd yelled back, “His blood be not very loving. even as they have of the Jews: Who on us, and on our children.” Below this traffic-slowing headline, both killed the Lord Jesus, and their Pilate was trying to convince the peo- Pastor Maurice Gordon cited the scrip- own prophets, and have persecuted us; ple to let Jesus go free, but politics stood ture I Thessalonians 2:14-15. and they please not God, and are con- in his way. Some of the more vocal and Gordon’s message was inspired by trary to all men.” zealous Jewish people in the crowd Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the In this passage of Scripture, the Apos- played the loyalty-to-Caesar card, draw- Christ,” a movie in which Gibson tle Paul did, in fact, attribute the killing ing into question Pilate’s allegiance to claims he did not blame the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to the Jewish people and the Roman emperor. After all, Jesus of Jesus on the Jews. However, this is asserted that they are the church’s ene- spoke against Caesar. John 19:12 the controversy that had been raging mies. Yet Paul himself was Jewish. He recounts, “And from thenceforth Pilate since even before the movie’s release. was Saul, also known as Paul (Acts 13:9). sought to release him: but the Jews 10 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 11. PERSPECTIVE « cried out, saying, If thou let this man God rather than men. The God of our which becomes the atonement for sin go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whoso- fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew (Romans 5:9-11). Conversely, all those ever maketh himself a king speaketh and hanged on a tree.” who reject Him are guilty of His blood. against Caesar.” If this judgment was only for the Instead of releasing Jesus, a man Jews who rejected Jesus, was it also to The real reason for His death whom he knew was innocent, Pilate the Gentiles who rejected Him? This is We cannot overlook Isaiah 53:10-11. gave the people a choice, then washed a critical point. Gentiles were as guilty It says, “Yet it pleased the LORD to his hands of the matter. The crazed mob of the crucifixion of Jesus as the ones bruise him; he hath put him to grief: chose Barabbas. who cried out for Barabbas. Acts 10 tells when thou shalt make his soul an offer- us of Cornelius, the first Gentile to ing for sin… by his knowledge shall my Rome’s guilt whom the Gospel was preached and righteous servant justify many; for he Under Roman rule, Israel was not received. The Bible tells how Cornelius shall bear their iniquities.” allowed to exact capital punishment gladly received the word. He and his Nor can we overlook John 10:18 in upon its citizens; therefore Jesus could household were saved. which Jesus tells Pilate: “No man taketh not be judged according to Jewish law. But what of those who don’t receive it from me, but I lay it down of myself. The Jewish high priests wanted Him it? Paul preached that through Jesus the I have power to lay it down, and I have dead. In order to accomplish this, Jesus forgiveness of sins is preached and that power to take it again. This command- had to be brought before a Roman all who believe are justified (declared ment have I received of my Father.” court. The religious leaders influenced innocent) from all things (Acts 13:38- John Sullivan, in a letter to ENDTIME, the people to reject their Messiah, but it 39). By accepting Jesus as Lord and Sav- summarized it this way: “What drives cannot be forgotten that it was the Gen- ior, a person is justified by His blood, the nail into the wood? The hammer, the tiles who killed him. In this respect, the Romans had their part. Looking at it in present day terms, the one who places the hit is as guilty as the one who carries it out. In a court of law, both get Murder One. Spreading the guilt When Messiah came to the Jewish people, he was rejected. Jesus expressed in Luke 13:34-35: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Jesus related the coming judgment to the seriousness of their sin; however, not all of them rejected Him. Most peo- ple overlook the fact that the early church was comprised exclusively of Jews who had believed Jesus to be the Messiah. Acts 5:27-30 relates, “And when they had brought them, they set them before AP PHOTO/THE DENVER POST, GLEN MARTIN the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly com- mand you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 11
  • 12. » PERSPECTIVE Rabbi Daniel Cohen of the BMH-BJ Synagogue in Denver talks to the congregation as they gathered on March 7th at the synagogue’s entrance the day after swastikas were found painted on the wall. About 300 people of different faiths turned out to clean up the synagogue vandalized with Nazi symbols, which occurred ten days after the Lovingway incident on the eve of the Jewish holiday Purim. AP PHOTO/THE DENVER POST, JOHN LEYBA hand holding the hammer, the motion and force of swinging the hammer or the desire of the carpenter?” The Jews wanted Jesus dead. The Jews did it. The Romans put Him on the cross. The Romans did it. Our sins made it necessary. We did it. In Isaiah, God said that He was pleased to bruise the Son. The Father put His Son to death. Jesus said no man takes His life but He lays it down willing- ly. Jesus sacrificed Himself. The Jews killed Jesus? It doesn’t exactly tell the whole story. The true loving way Quick in response to the national furor created by Gordon, his denomination’s headquarters issued a definitive statement explaining that it does not now, nor has it ever in the past taught that the Jewish peo- ple as a race or nation are responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. “It is neither biblical nor logical to hold an entire people responsible for the crucifixion.” It continued, “Jesus’ death was for all mankind. Its message is one of love and forgiveness, offering free- dom and hope to all people regardless of race, lan- guage or culture. Through His Spirit and the power of His Name all are included in the biblical state- ment that Jesus died ‘once for all’ (Hebrews 10:10). “Contrary to what has been expressed, our con- stituency is largely pro-Israel and accustomed to praying daily for Jerusalem. We wholeheartedly believe that the Jews were chosen of God to be His instrument to bring monotheism to the world. “We strongly disagree with any who would attempt to use the Cross and the suffering of Jesus as an excuse to justify anti-Semitism or any other form of racism or prejudice. If one would attempt to explain the reason for the death of Christ, he need look no further than Romans 5:8: ‘But God com- mendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’” This is the whole council of Scripture and the true way to share the good news with the world, especial- ly to our Jewish friends – for these are the people to whom we are indebted for preserving the Holy Scriptures and giving us our Messiah. e 12 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 13. ISRAELWATCH « M I D E A S T U P D A T E SHARON’S DISENGAGEMENT PLAN PROPHETIC IMPLICATIONS BY IRVIN BAXTER What do we know for sure hostilities, the establishment of a Pales- ing. When pressed to stop terrorism and about the future course of tinian state, mutual respect for holy to disarm terrorist entities such as events in the Middle East? sites, a negotiated solution to the status Hamas and the al Aqsa Brigade, Abbas 1. We know that the Antichrist and of Jerusalem and a resolving of all other openly said that he would not disman- the world community will confirm a issues by 2005. tle the terrorist organizations—even covenant with Israel for the final seven In June of 2003, the Palestinians and though the Roadmap that he signed years prior to the Battle of Armaged- the Israelis officially signed on to the specifically required it. don. This covenant refers to the Roadmap. While signing, the Israelis After Abbas resigned in frustration covenant God made with Abraham that emphasized repeatedly that they would because of being continually hand- His seed would possess the land of not fulfill their obligations unless the cuffed by Arafat, a new prime minister, Israel. Palestinians stopped terrorism and dis- Ahmed Qureia, was appointed by 2. The Temple Mount will be shared mantled terrorist entities, the first steps Arafat. The world hoped that Qureia between Jew and Gentile, a Jewish tem- required by the agreement. would be willing to bring terrorism ple will be built and animal sacrifices Mahmoud Abbas was the Palestinian under control. However, he soon will be instituted. This will all come to prime minister at the time of the sign- announced that he would not attempt pass before the final three and one-half years. 3. Three and one-half years before Armageddon the Antichrist will claim sovereignty over the Temple Mount. This event is called the abomination of desolation in scripture. At this same time, terrible conflict will break out in the West Bank, the area of biblical Judea. Jews living in this area will have to flee for their lives. Many will be slaughtered. At the end of the final seven years, the United Nations will launch an inva- sion of Israel. This will ignite the Battle of Armageddon. When Israel is on the brink of defeat, Jesus will appear and fight for her. This will end the age of human government and begin the reign of the kingdom of God. The present situation The world community is more heavi- ly involved in the Middle East than ever before. On April 30, 2003, it presented Israel and the Palestinians with a plan to finally bring peace to the Middle Six months after trying and failing to kill Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Israel suc- East. This plan, called the Roadmap for ceeded with a missile from a helicopter. On March 22nd, the man who made the goal of his life the destruction of the Peace, was formulated by the United Jewish state was on the receiving end of a Jewish missile as he left a Gaza City mosque. The precise targeting, which States, the European Union, the Russ- also killed two of his sons and several of his bodyguards, took place hours after Israel warned it would be militarily down- ian Federation and the United Nations. grading Hamas’ terrorist capabilities. Fox News reported that all that was left of the blind, wheelchair-bound Muslim killer The Roadmap called for an end to ter- was his head. This photo was taken in September 2003 just after he was targeted by an Israeli warplane which fired a rorist activities, the dismantling of ter- missile at a building in Gaza City minutes after Yassin had left it. He was slightly injured in the attack. In the photo, Yassin rorist organizations, the cessation of is seated, flanked by bodyguards. EPA PHOTO/EPA/MOHAMMED SABER EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 13
  • 14. » ISRAELWATCH to disarm the terrorists. He stated that implementing the disengagement plan. renewal of religious devotion could to do so would cause civil war in the In the meantime, the U.S. has urged become commonplace. The Jews con- Palestinian territories. the United Nations to endorse Israel’s tend that their Third Temple will be a unilateral engagement plan. “house of prayer for all nations,” not Unilateral disengagement just for the Jews. The building of It soon became obvious to Israeli The future Israel’s Third Temple could be trumpet- Prime Minister Sharon and then to the How do we move from where we are ed as a source of religious unity for a world that the Palestinians wouldn’t or today to the events prophesied for the battered and wounded world. couldn’t fulfill the first step in the future? Jews have not offered animal sacri- Roadmap for Peace. The plan was obvi- • Confirmation of the covenant: If fices in almost 2,000 years since they ously a non-starter. Events went into a the UN signs on to the disengagement believe these should be done in their holding pattern while the suicide bomb- plan, then Israel will be proceeding temple on the Temple Mount. Once ings and Israel’s reprisals to them con- with the approval of the nations of the their temple is rebuilt, animal sacrifices tinued. world. Remember, the prophecies indi- will be resumed. With no light at the end of the tunnel, cate that the world community will • Abomination of desolation: Any- Israeli morale began to suffer. Sharon confirm Israel’s right to the land that one who has followed events in the knew that something had to be done... God covenanted to Abraham. When Middle East knows that conflict but what? they do, the final seven years to between Jews and Arabs attempting to On December 18, 2003, Prime Minis- Armageddon will begin. We have to share the 35 acres of the Temple Mount ter Sharon delivered an historic speech wonder if world community support for is inevitable. When disputes arise, the at the annual Herzliya Conference. In Israel’s disengagement plan could be world community and its leader will be the speech, he announced his intention the confirmation of the covenant spo- called on to arbitrate. This is when the to build a security fence the entire ken of in Daniel 9:27. Antichrist will stand on the Temple length of the nation of Israel. He said • Temple Mount shared: Some peo- Mount claiming authority there. Scrip- that once the fence was completed, ple believe that Israel’s unilateral disen- tures states that he will claim to be God. Israel would unilaterally withdraw gagement could break the present stale- The actual words that he will use from Gaza and from much of the area mate in the peace process and create remain to be seen. of Judea-Samaria. By withdrawing to conditions that would allow the eventu- • The great tribulation: Ariel the security fence, Israel would sepa- al implementing of the world communi- Sharon claims that he will withdraw rate herself from the Palestinians with ty’s Roadmap. Under the Roadmap, all Israeli troops from all territories outside whom she could not make peace. outstanding issues between Palestinians the proposed security fence. Many Jew- Sharon was careful to say that the and Israelis are to be permanently ish settlers living in this area called Roadmap would be better, but that the resolved. The most sensitive of these Judea contend that this territory is their Palestinians were unwilling to disarm issues is control of the Temple Mount promised land and that they will not terrorism. Consequently the Roadmap and the desire of Jews to worship there. leave their homes, even if Israel with- could not be implemented. Whether Israel’s disengagement plan draws. In Matthew 24:15-21, Jesus said In the Herzliya speech, Sharon said appears to be a success or the peace that those living in Judea would experi- that he had consulted with the United process proceeds in another way, the ence tribulation “such as was not since States about his unilateral disengage- status of the Temple Mount will eventu- the beginning of the world to this time, ment plan. More recently, intense nego- ally have to be dealt with. It is the gen- no, nor ever shall be.” tiations have been conducted between eral consensus that the only realistic Sharon’s unilateral withdrawal plan U.S. and Israeli diplomats. Sharon will solution to the Temple Mount, which certainly seems to be setting the stage travel to the United States as this issue both Muslims and Jews consider holy, is for the fulfillment of this prophecy. goes to press in an attempt to reach total to share it. It is generally believed that • Armageddon: The Battle of agreement with President Bush on such a sharing arrangement will have to Armageddon will be triggered when the be done under international supervi- international community decides to sion—meaning the UN. invade Israel because it refuses to com- • The Third Temple: It is difficult to ply to some UN mandate. The issue WHAT DOES IT COST TO see how the building of Israel’s Third could be final Palestinian-Israeli bor- Temple will come to pass. However, it ders. It could be Israel’s refusal to sur- TEACH ALL NATIONS? will happen because the Bible specifi- render her nuclear weapons program. cally says that it will. History teaches us Whatever the premise, the armies of Endtime Ministries that in times of global upheaval, devel- the world will invade Israel, pushing Needs Your Support opments previously thought impossible her to the brink of defeat. Then Jesus suddenly become acceptable. will appear in the clouds of heaven. 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  • 18. » COVERSTORY “COINCIDENCES”OFTHE EUROPEANFLAG BY DR. SAMUELE BACCHIOCCHI ecember 8th is a very introit of the new Mass of Mary’s the European Union.” D special day for Europe: in 1955, on that day, the European Minis- ters’ delegates official- ly adopted the European flag designed by Arsene Heitz, who today is an octo- genarian artist in Strasbourg. Perhaps, Assumption!” The European Union’s flag’s 12 stars were inspired by the halo of 12 stars that appear around the Madonna in Catholic pictures of her. A former secre- tary general of the Council of Europe, Leon Marchal, affirmed that the stars Artist reveals Virgin Mary was inspiration for design Recently Heitz revealed to a French magazine the reason for his inspira- tion. At that time he was reading the history of the Blessed Virgin’s appari- not by coincidence, December 8th is are those of “the woman of the Apoca- tions in Paris’ Rue du Bac, known the Feast of The Immaculate Concep- lypse.” Enthusiastically he explained, today as the Virgin of the Miraculous tion of Mary our co-redeemer. “It’s wonderful that we have gotten Medal. According to the artist, he The decision was taken following the back to the Introit of the new Mass of thought of the 12 stars in a circle on a 1950 European Council’s (one of the the Assumption. It’s the corona stel- blue background, exactly the way it is predecessors of today’s European larum duodecim (the crown Union) convocation of a competition to of the twelve stars) of the design the flag of the newborn Euro- woman of the Apocalypse.” pean Community. Among many other This is a reference to the artists, Heitz presented several designs, woman in Revelation 12 and one was chosen: 12 stars on a blue who appears with a crown background. of 12 stars. The Catholic Church has always claimed Its Catholic origins that she represents the Vir- The original idea for the blue Euro- gin Mary, “the mother of pean flag has a Roman Catholic origin. God.” Paul G.M. Levi, professor at the Roman The EU, which now has Catholic University of Leuven (Bel- 15 member countries, has gium) was a Jew but became a Roman confirmed that the number Catholic. In 1949 he became director of of stars will always stay at the Cultural department of the Board of 12, which indicates that the Europe. Six years later he came up stars do not represent coun- (according to the leading German tries. I quote from a leaflet, Newspaper Die Welt) with the concept “Building Europe Together,” of the European flag. Levi, fascinated which was given to visitors by the holy virgin with the stars around to EU headquarters in Brus- her head, proposed to the Secretary sels: “The European flag (is) General of Board of Europe, Earl Ben- a shared flag, blue with 12 venuti, to choose the symbol of Mary. gold stars symbolizing com- When the members of parliament pleteness. The number will agreed, Levi said: “How on earth is it remain 12 no matter how possible? We just rediscovered the many countries there are in 18 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 19. COVERSTORY « were not 12 members in that On September 2, 1958 Archbishop Montini of Council, nor in the European Milan (the later Pope Pius XII) released on the Community.” “However, in Heitz’s soul mountain Serenissima a 20-meter high statue the words of the Apocalypse of Mary and called it “Our Beloved Lady, Ruler were very present: ‘A great of Europe.” Pope Pius XII called Mary “ Moth- sign appeared in the Heav- ens: a Woman clothed with er of all Nations” and called on March 3, 1953 the sun and with the moon at for a reunion of nations. Bishop Dr. Graber said her feet, and on her head a on September 9, 1978: “ I’ve asked for a Mar- crown of twelve stars.’ And, perhaps without realizing it, ian European International…We pray and ask the delegates of the European in silence that the western world one day will represented in traditional iconography Ministers officially adopted the design be as it was: an IMPERIUM MARIANUM.” of this image of the Immaculate Con- proposed by Heitz on the feast of Our ception. In the beginning, Heitz saw it Lady: December 8, 1955,” explained as a flight of fancy, among the many Prof. Paredes. “That’s a lot of coinci- great challenge that St. Peter’s succes- that run through an artist’s imagina- dences, so henceforth it should not be sor has proposed to us: to re-Christian- tion; but the idea caught his attention, difficult for us to discover in the folds of ize the Old Continent with the example to the point that it became the subject the Europeans’ flag the smile and affec- of our lives and the testimony of our of his meditation. tion of Our Mother, the Queen of words.” According to Javier Paredes, Profes- Europe, ready to lend a hand in that sor of Contemporary History at the Pan-European movement University of Alcala in Spain, in state- The Pan-European movement of Otto ments sent to ZENIT [Vatican-based Habsburg wants a conservative and news agency], “Heitz listens to God in Roman Catholic Europe. In his book, his interior; in other words, he prays The Social Order of Tomorrow, he writes: with his heart and his head. He says he “Now we do possess a European sym- is profoundly religious and devoted to bol which belongs to all nations equally. the Virgin, to whom he never misses This is the crown of the Holy Roman praying a daily Rosary, together with Empire, which embodies the tradition his wife. Because of this, he believes the of Charlemagne, the ruler of a united inspiration came not only from his occident... the Crown represents not artistic talents, but from the silent voic- merely the sovereignty of the monarch, es that Heaven always speaks to men of but also the ties between authority and good will, among whom Heitz can the people. True, it is the monarch who undoubtedly be numbered. He is an is crowned, but in this sacred act he artist who, virtually at the end of his appears as the representative of the life and at the zenith of his career, can whole people. It should therefore be proclaim with the guarantee of authen- considered whether the European head ticity that he recalls that moment, that of state, as the protector of European he is interested in very few but very law and justice, should not also become important things, that he regards him- the guardian of a symbol which, more self as a man who loves the whole than any other, represents the sover- world, but especially the Blessed Vir- eignty of the European community.” gin, who is our Mother.” Dr. Habsburg wants to see Europe Professor Paredes admits that “nei- have an elected head of state — a man ther the stars nor the blue of the flag are elected for life. This influence of both particularly religious symbols, thus Charlemagne and the Habsburgs hangs respecting the conscience of all Euro- peans, regardless of their beliefs.” Indeed, he recalls that “when Paul M.G. Levy, first director of the Press and Information Service of the Euro- pean Council had to explain to the Members of the Economic Community the meaning of the design, he interpret- ed the number of 12 stars as a ‘figure of plentitude,’ given that in the 50s there The European flag/Marian symbol appears on every license plate in the EU EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 19
  • 20. » COVERSTORY HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 2004 Can the Antichrist and the The European flag/ Marian symbol appears on every banknote in Europe. The EU’s False Prophet be far behind? two euro coin issued by the Vatican shows a portrait of Pope John Paul II and 12 stars. BY IRVIN BAXTER heavily over the new federal Europe. The crown of Charle- magne, the first person to attempt to revive the Roman Empire in 800 AD, is an inspiration to those who promote the breaking down of nation states, and a Charlemagne prize has Two major prophecies indicate been established for those who work hardest for European that the Holy Roman Empire will be the dominant force unity. One who did was former President Clinton, who in on earth at the time of the Second Coming of Jesus. We are June 2000, was the first American president to receive the witnessing a rebirth of the Holy Roman Empire right now. Charlemagne prize for his work in promoting European unity. It’s important that we understand the difference He received the prize at the cathedral in Aachen, Germany, between the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman where the first Holy Roman Emperor lies buried. Clinton Empire. The Roman Empire ruled the world from about called for an enlargement of the EU to even take in Russia. 200 BC to approximately 300 AD. It was in power dur- Reprinted with permission. e ing the time of Jesus. That’s the reason there were Roman soldiers in Israel at the time of the crucifixion. The Holy Roman Empire wasn’t even born until 800 AD. At that time, Pope Leo III placed the crown on the head of Charlemagne pronouncing him Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. This union of church and state has ruled Europe off and on since then. The prophecies say the Holy Roman Empire will experience one more brief time of power immediately before the Battle of Armageddon. The first prophecy concerning the Holy Roman Empire is found in Daniel 2:31-45. In the image depicting all the world empires that will rule from the time of Babylon to the Second Coming, the Roman Empire is portrayed by the legs of iron. The Holy Roman Empire is symbolized by the feet of iron mingled with clay. The clay represents the religious element of the Holy Roman Empire. Another prophecy about the Holy Roman Empire is given in the New Testament in Revelation 17. There a woman is riding a seven-headed, ten-horned beast. The chapter explains that the woman is a city that exercises power over peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues. It also tells us that the city will sit on seven hills. Rome is the City of Seven Hills and is the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church, which presides over its mem- bers in virtually every nation on earth. The beast sym- 20 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 21. COVERSTORY « bolizes the political power with which Catholicism will be in alliance. Both of these prophe- cies conclude with a union of ten kings fight- ing against Jesus at His Second Coming. In Daniel 2, the ten toes of the image represent the ten kings. Verse 44 states, “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be ENDTIME IMAGES destroyed...” In Revelation 17:12-14, we are told, “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as Daniel 2 Revelation 7 yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall pean Union, bringing the give their power and strength unto the total to 25 with a combined beast. These shall make war with the population of 455 million. Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome (The U.S. has a population of them: for he is Lord of lords, and King 280 million.) A European of kings: and they that are with him are president will be elected this called, and chosen, and faithful.” year for the first time. The Both of these prophecies foretell an adoption of a European con- alliance between the political forces of stitution is planned. A Euro- the day and Roman Catholicism. In the pean military is being Daniel 2 prophecy, the iron symbolizes formed. Europe now has its the political forces, and the clay symbol- own currency—the euro. izes Catholicism. In Revelation 17, the The euro is already begin- beast symbolizes the political forces, and ning to challenge the U.S. the woman symbolizes Catholicism. dollar for prominence in world currency markets. Being revived now For over 50 years now, an effort to The Antichrist and the create a United States of Europe has False Prophet been in progress. From 1957 to the pres- Two men have always ent, great strides have been made ruled the Holy Roman toward the unification of Europe. All Empire—a political leader economic barriers have been abolished. and a spiritual leader. This A person can raise crops in one state will be true once again in the and sell them in another just like we last revival of this empire. can do in the United States. All border Prophecy refers to these two checks between states have been elimi- endtime rulers as the nated. You can move your residence Antichrist and the False from one state to another freely without Prophet. governmental permission. As we watch the dramatic This unification endeavor will reach developments of European full fruition in 2004. Several major unification this year, we can’t milestones will be reached by Europe help but wonder—can the this year. Antichrist and the False Ten new nations will join the Euro- Prophet be far behind? e EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 21
  • 22. » EUROPEWATCH KINGS&PAWNS I N T H E G A M E OF G LO B A L I Z AT IO N BY JAMIE BRENDAN There is a player upon the grand chessboard of global- ization that is often over- by the casual observer or by the most that the “national” Roman Empire frac- looked by the average North hardened political researcher, the fact tured and collapsed. Ironically, even the American. remains that the Roman Catholic name “Roman Catholicism” reflects this Even so-called “news buffs” tend to Church and its political/spiritual hub – historical reality. “Catholic” means “uni- ignore the importance of this singular Vatican City – is a geopolitical power- versal,” Roman Catholicism literally entity. Yet this player has demonstrated house that cannot be ignored. means “Universal Romanism.” Today, an extreme potency on the national and History has a funny way of being for- the Catholic Church is the living and global political scene; and now, as has gotten. When Constantine, the Emperor enlarged extension of Constantine’s been the case for centuries, world lead- of Rome, granted religious freedom to political-religious experiment. ers gingerly approach the high offices of the persecuted Christians in AD 313, it And the experiment continues. Since this institution, seeking special bless- was much more than just an act of the time of the Church’s beginnings ings and paying homage to its long- human compassion centered on “Chris- until the present day, the Roman hierar- standing position of “high-authority.” tian conversion” – it was a shrewd polit- chy has been involved in countless One of the primary reasons that the ical move meant to unify the Empire. political intrigues. Speaking on the Vati- average Westerner fails to notice this And when Christianity became recog- can’s hand in world affairs, Avro Man- institution is because it is predominant- nized as a Roman-state religion, Con- hattan, a BBC commentator and expert ly viewed as a solely religious body. stantine was elevated as “head of the on Vatican geopolitics, wrote in 1949, However, for almost two thousand church” [Ed. Note: at the same time he “This power of the Catholic Church years, it has arguably been the most was still the head of Roman paganism]. to interfere in social and political dynamic political organization on the Through Constantine’s actions, the spheres is rendered infinitely more dan- face of the globe. Yes, this organization Roman Catholic Church was birthed as gerous by the fact that it is not limited is “religious,” and yes, it is political – an institutionalized political-religious to any given country: it reaches all some have even claimed that it’s the Roman alliance. Thus, via this morphed countries in which there are Catholics. “perfect blend of politics and religion.” spiritual-governmental entity, Roman- Thus there is no continent where the But no matter how it’s viewed, either ism remained alive in spite of the fact Pope cannot influence, to a greater or The Vatican COREL WORDPERFECT SUITE, ACADEMIC EDITION, CLIPART PHOTO FILES. Cover image from “Fathers of Europe” by Keyserlingk 22 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 23. EUROPEWATCH « less degree, the social and political life lishment of a world author- of the community.” (The Vatican in ity, able to act efficaciously World Politics, p.18) on the juridical and politi- And Europe, of all the continents dur- cal levels? Once more We ing the last one hundred years, has felt reiterate Our good wish: this hand the hardest – a hand that was Advance Always!” directly involved in negotiating the Pope John XXIII made Armistice of World War I, a hand that similar remarks in his added authenticity to the Nazi regime Encyclical letter, Pacem in of World War II (Pope Pius XII has accu- Terris, in April 1963. A spe- rately been described as “Hitler’s cial synod which convened Pope”), a hand that perpetrated the as a result of the Second slaughter of the Serbs during the Ger- Vatican Council again man occupation of Yugoslavia (historian offered support to the Unit- John Cornwell described it as an ed Nations in 1971, “attempt to create a ‘pure’ Catholic remarking that it looked Pat Cox SOURCE: EIB Croatia by enforced conversions, depor- forward to the time in tations, and mass exterminations…one which the world communi- of the most appalling civilian massacres ty would be able to use an international nauer is also being examined. known to history”), and a hand that has police force in world affairs (Justice in In a biography on these three applauded the work of “world govern- the World, ¶65). Although the Vatican “Fathers of Europe,” R.W. Keyserlingk – ment,” the United Nations, and Euro- and the United Nations have been at who was General Manager of the pean unification. This “world govern- odds over certain social issues, it’s obvi- British United Press – explained that ment” and United Nations aspect is par- their larger motivation was “the sacri- ticularly striking. fice of absolute national sovereignty” On April 6, 1951, Pope Pius XII made within a “federated” political, economic some interesting statements while and military alliance. Steps toward this “ addressing the Fourth Congress of the European “sacrifice” of sovereignty was World Movement for World Federal ...There is no greatly advanced in 1957 by the signing Government, continent where of the Treaty of Rome, the official dec- laration which established the Euro- “Your movement, Gentlemen, has the the Pope can- task of creating an effective political organization of the world. There is nothing more in keeping with the tradi- tional doctrines of the Church, or better adapted to her teachings on the rightful or unjust war, especially in the present not influence... the social and political life of “ pean Economic Community as a pre- curser to today’s European Union. Not surprisingly, five of the six signers of the Treaty of Rome had political and reli- gious ties to Roman Catholicism, as did other leading figures during this impor- world situation. An organization of this the community.” tant formative era. nature must, therefore, be set From the early years of European up…There, Gentlemen, is a vast field of The Vatican in World Politics cooperation until work, study and action. You have today, the Vatican understood this and looked it squarely has vocalized its in the face; you have the courage to give support and yourself to this cause. We congratulate ous that the office of the Holy See has offered direction you. We would express to you Our keen interest in the overall empower- – and at times wishes for your entire success…” ment of the UN. admonition — to Pope Pius XII wasn’t the only Vatican As to European regionalism, the role the machinery voice to laud global governance. Speak- of Roman Catholicism and the Vatican of continental ing to the United Nations on October 4, cannot be overlooked. Each of the three unification. 1965, Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the grand main “Fathers” of the present European When the international design of the UN, Community — Alcide De Gasperi, Kon- Presidents of “Your Charter goes further than this, rad Adenauer and Robert Schuman — the Parlia- and Our message advances with it. You had strong Catholic ties and defended ment of the exist and operate to unite the Nations, the Church as an institution within the European to bind States together. Let Us use this broader concept of a unified Europe. In Union went second formula: to bring the ones fact, Schuman, who was head of the together with the others…Is there any- European Parliament, is now a candi- one who does not see the necessity of date for Catholic sainthood, and the Enlarging the European Union pamphlet coming thus progressively to the estab- beatification of De Gasperi and Ade- EU OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 23
  • 24. » EUROPEWATCH European Social Charter. This “Social dent of the European Parliament), and Charter,” which was formulated by Joschka Fischer (German Vice-Chancel- Jacques Delors, a social Catholic, had lor), along with a host of Ambassadors been addressed earlier when John Paul and other leading figures. Various was visiting the Council of Europe in national Bishops’ Conferences were 1988. What is particularly interesting is also put to work, applying pressure on that on both occasions, the Pope’s 1988 a country-by-country basis. visitation and the pilgrimage of the EU On July 19th, 2003, the draft Consti- Presidents to the Vatican, the Holy See tution was released in its “secular” form. emphasized the special role of “Chris- Now, as Europe nears the 2004 expan- tianity” – read Roman Catholicism – in sion deadline, the Vatican is seeking to developing the common spirit upon place wording within the finalized con- which European solidarity should be stitution that would reaffirm Europe’s realized. “Christian heritage.” If this type of This aspect of Roman social/political wording comes into play, it would grant posturing cannot be underestimated. As Roman Catholicism a unique place part of setting up Vatican diplomatic within the political framework of a uni- channels within the emerging federated fied Europe. Already the President of Europe, Rome established a Permanent the European Commission, Romano Mission to the Council of Europe – the Prodi, has openly published in an Italian Romano Prodi SOURCE: EU OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS oldest and most established political Catholic magazine his support for this unification entity on the continent. The constitutional Vatican tie-in. to the Vatican on September 23, 2000, Vatican also created the Commission of This blending of “politics and reli- Pope John Paul II greeted them by the Bishops’ Conferences of the Euro- gion” within the Vatican/EU power affirming that “my predecessors and I pean Community, which ensured a con- structure was especially highlighted have lent our support to the great proj- tinued interaction between European this past October in Ankara, the capital ect of rapprochement and cooperation political players and the hierarchy of the city of Turkey. According to Ankara tel- between the States and peoples of Roman Catholic Church. Furthermore, evision channel “TRT 2,” unnamed Europe.” through the power of national agree- European Commission sources told The Pope also expressed his thoughts ments and special long-term political Turkey that it would need Vatican on the importance of “fundamental arrangements, various arms of Roman approval for its long-term EU member- human rights” as detailed by the Coun- Catholicism, such as the German ship bid. Underlining this struggle is the cil of Europe, and in particular, the Catholic Church, have been granted fact that Islam is rapidly growing special political and economic privileges throughout Europe, and this faction, which can be found no-where-else. possibly combined with Turkey’s pre- During the 2000 visit of Presidents to dominantly Muslim population, could the Vatican, one item of paramount challenge Rome’s unique “religious” importance came up. The Pope, in wel- position within the EU. coming the EU delegates, openly sug- Regardless of one’s thoughts on the gested that the time was ripe for the “separation of church and state” – a dis- European Community to begin drafting tinctively American phenomenon – the a comprehensive European Constitu- fact remains that the Vatican’s strength tion – a necessary step in solidifying the as an international player cannot be continent’s political integration. denied. As one commentator recently With the arrival of ten new members stated, “even the most cynical politician to the EU in May 2004, European lead- knows that the Pope, with nearly one ers were given the task of fast-tracking billion followers, wields remarkable a draft European Constitution. Under- power in world affairs.” standably, the Vatican saw this as a The Roman Catholic Church, as a prime opportunity to assert itself. But to spiritual-governmental entity directly Rome’s surprise, no church was asked connected to the ancient Roman to participate in the drafting of this vital Empire, is the world’s oldest and most document. Instead of participating at experienced political player. In the anal- the Convention level, Rome had to pri- ogy of the “grand chessboard of global- vately lobby participating Catholic offi- ization,” the position of the Holy See cials, including Valérie Giscard d’Es- could be likened to the exceptionally taing (President of the European Con- skilled “king” who wields power and vention, the group in charge of draft- authority over the “pawns, bishops and Schuman SOURCE: EU OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS ing the constitution), Pat Cox (Presi- rooks” of global governance. e 24 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
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  • 26. » GODINAMERICA THE POLITICS AND RELIGION OF HOMOSEXUALITY: KERRY SPEAKS BY LIZ FREEMAN he ability to weave surely be put to death; their blood shall Supreme Court ruling, the State of Con- T two mutually exclu- sive concepts into one position seems to be the mark of an excel- lent politician. While campaigning in Mississippi on March 7th, presidential candidate John Kerry stated, “I believe that marriage is be upon them.” God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the act of sodomy. The New Testament offers comments on the subject, too. For example, Romans 1:27: “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that necticut was allowed to exclude the Boy Scouts of America from a state charita- ble program because of the Scouts’ poli- cy which bars avowed homosexuals from leadership positions. This Supreme Court decision overturned a 2000 ruling in which the same court affirmed by a 5-4 vote the Scouts’ policy of excluding between a man and a woman, but I which is unseemly, and receiving in homosexuals from leadership. It stated believe it’s important in the United themselves that recompence of their that the organization had a constitution- States of America that we recognize that error which was meet.” ally-based right to discriminate on the we have a Constitution which has an basis of “sexual orientation.” equal protection clause.” Supreme Court rules against Connecticut officials claimed that the Translated, the possible future presi- Boy Scout funding Boy Scouts violated state non-discrimi- dent of the United States agrees with Kerry is not alone in his views, but is nation laws by excluding admitted Webster’s Dictionary definition of mar- rather a drop in an ocean of pro-gay homosexuals from leadership. Thus riage as being heterosexual. He also rhetoric and rulings. In a recent U.S. comes to an end the Scouts’ 30-year par- believes it should be homosexual. Despite the fact that the equal pro- tection clause has been in the Consti- tution since its inception in 1789, while at the same time there have been laws on the books defining mar- riage as a union between one man and one woman, Kerry advocates homosexual marriage. His rationale: because it would be against the Con- stitution to not allow it. President Bush has now publicly supported a constitutional amend- ment to protect the institution of mar- riage. Kerry disagrees. “Well, I know the deep beliefs, I respect [them],” he said on March 7. “I’m a Christian, I’ve read the Bible, and I know you can find the clauses that go both ways.” The Bible teaches both heterosexu- al and homosexual marriage? Not so, John Kerry. Leviticus 20:13 reads, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have Democratic Presidential hopeful John Kerry reacts to supporters and takes questions at Tougaloo College in Jackson, committed an abomination: they shall Mississippi on March 7th. EPA/JUDI BOTTONI 26 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 27. GODINAMERICA « ticipation in the Connecticut State born that way. PERSPECTIVE: IN CORPORATE Employee Campaign Committee, which Take this argument to the next level. AMERICA allows private groups to receive charita- Apply the same logic to thieves, liars, As a brother of like precious faith, I love lis- ble donations through a voluntary pay- adulterers, pedophiles and murderers. tening to your daily broadcasts. I wrote Pres- roll deduction program. Were they born that way? Or could it be ident Bush shortly before he announced In ruling against the Boy Scouts, the that sin has invaded their lives? The support for banning homosexual marriage, U.S. Supreme Court has set a precedent Bible teaches that sin tempts and people giving him Bible scripture for my views. that threatens the First Amendment yield to that temptation. Sin is addic- While I am very pleased that he is supporting right to free association, as well as the tive. Sin means choice. the biblical position on these issues in the right to free exercise of religion. Com- There are many sincere people who political arena, I am concerned we are still menting on the situation, the Michigan- believe that homosexuals are in fact losing the battle on an even bigger front. based Thomas More Law Center stated born that way. Regardless of your I am a manager of 20+ years for a very that the decision has “far reaching stance on this position, we can all agree old and large U.S. corporation. Every year I implications that could threaten the that the antidote is the same. We were see more and more subtle inferences sup- porting homosexual rights in the work place constitutional rights of religious-based all born prone to temptation, and we all under the subterfuge of “diversity.” It is obvi- organizations that seek to promote and must be born again. This is the cure. ous to me, while Christians are focused on preserve their organizational values, the political battle, the opposition is working particularly with regard to the issue of CONCLUSION through international pressure and the homosexuality.” Luke 17 tells us that as it was in the courts to force employees into acceptance Through what amounts to economic days of Noah and in the days of Lot, so through the use of economic sanctions. Our sanctions, the ruling will likely force shall it be also in the days when the Son employees are required to report all EEOC organizations to compromise their beliefs of man is revealed. Good will be seen as violations (including those relating to sexual in order to receive needed funding. evil and evil as good according to preference) or risk termination under a Richard Thompson, President of the Isaiah 5:20. “Zero Tolerance” policy. Thomas More Law Center, said that Unfortunately, these same EEOC poli- this decision, as well as the Supreme Homosexuality will be rampant cies do not protect a Christian’s right to free Court’s recent ruling allowing the State Jesus Christ has come to save His speech. After all, the Constitution only pro- of Washington to rescind a scholarship people from their sin. You don’t have to tects us from our government, not our given to a Christian college student continue in homosexuality or any other employer. I wonder, how much longer will I who majored in theology, is evidence sinful lifestyle. Jesus has the power to be allowed to work before I have to be a of a “disturbing anti-Christian trend in break the chains of sin from our lives Daniel and refuse to bow the knee to the the federal courts.” He said, “It sug- and make us new creatures. corporate antichrist? I am praying for the gests that the Supreme Court has taken I Corinthians 6:11 teaches that leading Lord’s intervention in our corporate board- sides in the culture war facing our a sinful lifestyle can become a thing of rooms. —J.E.F. nation.” the past. Notice the shift from past Isn’t it a civil rights issue? tense to present Kerry’s orientation on the culture war tense in the scrip- is in line with the courts. “I’ve talked to ture: “And such enough people,” he said, “some of were some of you: whom fought for their country in war. but ye are And I’ve talked to many who didn’t dis- washed, but ye cover their own sexuality until they are sanctified, but were 35, 40 years old. It wasn’t because ye are justified in they made a choice. It was because they the name of the found out who they were. And I think Lord Jesus, and by you have to respect that that is the the Spirit of our nature of it.” God.” This “they were born that way” logic There is hope; guides those who equate the issue of you can be a new homosexual rights with the issue of person. “There- racial discrimination. It is a false com- fore if any man be parison, however, as the two are mutu- in Christ, he is a ally exclusive. Civil rights are not the new creature: old concern. A person’s race is predeter- things are passed mined through genetics. No choice is away; behold, all involved. A civil rights argument things are become applies only if you agree with Kerry’s new.” II Corinthi- assumption that homosexual people are ans 5:17 e EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 27
  • 28. » GODINAMERICA THE CHRISTIAN POSITION ON HOMOSEXUALITY BY IRVIN BAXTER Should Christians be “gay bashers”? Or should we open our arms in love, accepting homosexuals the way they are? The Christian position on any subject is determined by the teach- ings of the Bible. If we do not acknowledge the Bible as our final authority, we have destroyed the only basis for our Christian faith. What does the Bible say? God did not change His mind in the But now for the good news! Paul said The word testament means “will”. New Testament concerning the sinful- in verse 11: “And such were some of The Old Testament is the old will of ness of homosexuality. However, the you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanc- God. The New Testament is the new treatment of people involved in homo- tified, but ye are justified in the name of will of God. sexual behavior did change. Death was the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our In the Old Testament the penalty for the penalty in the Old Testament, but God.” It is obvious from this scripture homosexual acts was death. Leviticus mercy was provided under the New that in the early Christian church there 20:13 states: “If a man also lie with Testament for all who would repent. were ex-adulterers, ex-thieves and ex- mankind, as he lieth with a woman, Some Christians have thought that homosexuals. both of them have committed an abom- homosexuals cannot be saved, but this ination: they shall surely be put to is not true. It is true that, when saved, a Can homosexuals change? death.” homosexual must renounce his homo- Many people argue that homosexuals However, we do not live under the sexuality and begin a new life. In cannot change. “Once a homosexual, Old Testament today, but under the I Corinthians 6:9-10, the Apostle Paul always a homosexual,” they say. But I New Testament. In the New Testament, comments on homosexuality, among have personally known homosexuals Romans 1:27-28 speaks on the subject other things: “Know ye not that the who have been saved and changed by of homosexuality: “And likewise also unrighteous shall not inherit the king- Jesus Christ. To say that homosexuals the men, leaving the natural use of the dom of God? Be not deceived: neither cannot change is to deny that God’s woman, burned in their lust one toward fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulter- power is adequate. If God is almighty, another; men with men working that ers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of then He is able to transform the homo- which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, sexual, the alcoholic, the adulterer or themselves that recompence of their nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revil- the drug addict. error which was meet. And even as ers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Those who say we must accept they did not like to retain God in their kingdom of God.” Paul is explicitly homosexuality as a normal lifestyle con- knowledge, God gave them over to a teaching that people who live in tend that homosexuals are born that reprobate mind, to do those things unrighteousness cannot enter the king- way and do not become homosexuals which are not convenient.” dom of God whether they be fornica- by yielding to sinful influences. Does it It is obvious from this scripture that tors, liars, thieves or homosexuals. then follow that child molesters are also 28 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 29. GODINAMERICA « born and therefore must be accepted? that a return to Christian principles PERSPECTIVE: How about rapists and kleptomaniacs? would not solve. Love your enemies, do OFFENSIVE GOSPEL One homosexual said to me, “I’ve had good to them that despitefully use you, As a mother of boys, I hate it that their these tendencies for a long time. I final- and it’s more blessed to give than to innocence is lost so early in this coun- ly got tired of fighting them.” The truth receive doesn’t play too well alongside – try. There’s no reason why my little boys is that all human beings are tempted to Looking Out for Number One and Win- do wrong whether it is lying, adultery, ning Through Intimidation. should have to grow up knowing what stealing or homosexual acts. God’s Word An infamous Roman judge named homosexuality is at such a young age. teaches us that – “they that are Christ’s Pontius Pilate cynically asked a rejected But they do. have crucified the flesh with the affec- Jewish teacher 2,000 years ago, “What When I was in undergrad school in tions and lusts” (Galatians 5:24). If we is Truth?!” The answer was then as it is the late ‘70’s, early ‘80’s, I was a Music live after the flesh, we shall of the flesh today. Jesus replied, “I am the way, the Theatre/Communications major. Older reap corruption (Galatians 6:8). truth and the life.” The “if it feels good, do it” crowd has To the homosexual I want to say – homosexual men (most in their 30’s given us broken homes, ruined schools, God loves you as much as He loves any- and 40’s) in the community would flock drug addiction, crowded jails, AIDS and body. Like any other sinner you must to the fine arts building at Wichita State a nation in severe decline. We desper- repent of your sins, be born again, and to prey on the freshmen boys. They ately try one new social program after begin to walk in the footsteps of the bought them clothes, jewelry and cars another while things go from bad to model man, Jesus Christ. He came to in exchange for “companionship”. Most worse. The problems seem to have no earth to teach us to live in peace and answer! harmony. He then voluntarily died in of these young boys were virgins, and, The only thing that does hold an our place to pay the price for sin. And at that time, AIDS was yet unknown. answer to our massive problems is the He says to us all – “Come unto me, all What I saw was that these young one thing we refuse to try. There is not ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I boys’ first sexual experience was with a one problem plaguing America today will give you rest.” e guy and that really messed their heads up – not to mention what it did to them spiritually. I also had to work with and go to class with these guys. I acted with them on stage. I would ask them all the time why were they gay when they had access to so many gorgeous young women? Most of them had no answers, but one thing I did observe was that either: they had a terrible relationship with their father or both parents; they had no father or grew up without one; their first sexual experience was sexual abuse or sex with a same-sex partner at a young age; or they were abused as a child by their parents. The choir director at the Presbyterian Church where I played the organ was a homosexual. Most of the choir in a near- by Methodist church was homosexual. I left the theatre because of the bla- tant perversion I had to deal with all the time. Even though I wasn’t wholeheart- edly serving the Lord, I just knew I couldn’t associate with it anymore. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom stands between newlyweds, Cissie Bonini, left, and Lora Pertle, during a I am thankful that there are still peo- reception at San Francisco City Hall, Friday, February 13. Opponents of gay marriage failed to stop an extraordinary act of ple who fear God more than man. The ongoing civil disobedience in San Francisco, where, under the direction of the newly elected mayor, the city began issu- gospel is offensive; God knows that. ing marriage licenses to hundreds of gay couples in defiance of state law. AP PHOTO/ERIN LUBIN It’s not inclusive. It’s exclusive! —K.A. EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004 29
  • 30. » PERSPECTIVE 7000 WILL DIE IN JERUSALEM EARTH- ENDTIME IMAGE QUAKE BY IRVIN BAXTER An earthquake rips the Temple Mount in half. O n February 10, 2004, city fell, and in the earthquake were very great valley; and half of the moun- seismologist Yaakov slain of men seven thousand: and the tain shall remove toward the north, and Heichal warned a remnant were affrighted, and gave half of it toward the south.” joint session of the glory to the God of heaven.” One of the greatest faults in the Israeli Knesset that Another prophecy confirms that a world, the African Rift, runs through between 5,000 and mighty earthquake will occur at the the nation of Israel. When the time 10,000 people would probably die if an time of Armageddon. Zechariah 14:4 comes, the earth’s plates in this fault earthquake hit Israel. “And his feet shall stand in that day will shift and the prophesied quake will Less than 24 hours later, an earth- upon the mount of Olives, which is take place. quake that was a moderate-heavy 5 on before Jerusalem on the east, and the Will this earthquake really happen? the Richter scale rocked the nation. mount of Olives shall cleave in the Absolutely! The seismologist said so on This quake was not strong enough to midst thereof toward the east and February 10th and the Bible said so 2,000 inflict significant damage, but it did toward the west, and there shall be a years ago. You can count on it. e crack the walls of the Knesset where the earthquake warning had been issued the day before. This mild earthquake was undoubted- ly a warning from God concerning the “big one” that is prophesied to come. YOUR AD HERE. Endtime Now Accepting The Prophecy The briefing at the Knesset projected Outside Advertisers that 5,000 to 10,000 people would die in a future earthquake. A 2,000-year-old • No subscription rate increase! prophecy in the Bible states that 7,000 • Same amount of high-quality editorial copy! • First opportunity for outside advertisers in 11 years! will die in an earthquake that will hit Jerusalem. In order to maintain the highest quality magazine possible, and... avoid an increase to the subscrip- Revelation 11:8-13 prophesies the tion price, Endtime will soon be adding 8 pages of outside advertising to its current 32 pages to earthquake for the time of the Battle of make a total of 40 pages! Armageddon. Verse 8 tells us that the earthquake will take place in Jerusalem The good news is that the amount of editorial copy will not be reduced. You will notice that this edition has outside advertisers, yet we have not reduced the amount of editorial copy! You will still where Jesus was crucified. “And their enjoy the same amount of high-quality analysis of “world events seen through the eyes of Bible dead bodies shall lie in the street of the prophecy” as you have before. great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord If your organization is interested in advertising in Endtime, please contact Kara McPeak at was crucified.” 1-800-ENDTIME. Verse 13 tells us how many will die. Paid circulation: 40,000 “And the same hour was there a great Readers per mag: 4.9 average earthquake, and the tenth part of the Readers per issue: approx. 200,000 30 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAY / J U N 2004
  • 31. COVERSTORY « BAT T L I N G F O R T H E S O U L O F A M E R I C A Editorial continued from page 4 amendment to be used to banish Bibles “We have no government armed with religion, not to banish God and religion from schools, the Ten Commandments power capable of contending with from government. from Courthouses and “under God” human passions unbridled by morality America was built on the foundation from the Pledge of Allegiance? and religion. Our constitution was made of being under God and our law was The answer is apparent. In a January only for a moral and religious people. It based on the Ten Commandments. Can 1801 magazine article, twelve years is wholly inadequate to the government we totally remove our original founda- after writing the amendment, Fisher of any other.” tion without destroying the great nation Ames expressed concern that as more that we all love? Obviously not. and more textbooks were being intro- George Washington’s Farewell Can we forbid the acknowledgement duced into schools, the Bible might Address: of God without losing the unalienable someday drift to the back of the class- “Of all the dispositions and habits rights that flow only from Him? Of room. He warned that this could never which lead to political prosperity, reli- course not. be allowed in America. He said, “The gion and morality are indispensable Is it possible to outlaw the teaching of Bible is the source of sound morality supports. In vain would that man claim creationism in our schools, while allow- and behavior in America, and we must the tribute of patriotism, who should ing the teaching of evolution, without never let it be separated from the class- labor to subvert these great pillars.” sending the message that the Bible’s room.” Washington then went on to remind account of creation is untrue and there- Yet those who would banish the Americans to continue to reject any fore the Bible itself is untrue? If we are recognition of God from all public life notion that claimed one can be moral honest, we know we cannot. do so in the name of the author of the without religion. Yet, do we want a nation where our First Amendment who said that the “Whatever may be conceded to the form of religion is mandated by the Bible must always be the primary text- influence of refined education on state? None of us want that. book of America’s schools. Talk about minds, reason and experience both for- rewriting history! bid us to expect that national morality So what is the answer? can prevail in exclusion of religious The only answer to the dilemma in Founding Fathers on religion principle.” which America presently finds herself in public life is to acknowledge the plain truth. Amer- Benjamin Rush, a physician and ica was founded on God; American law signor of the Declaration of Inde- was based on the Ten Commandments; pendence: Rush wrote in an education and our founding fathers built our policy paper in 1791 over a dozen rea- entire system of government on Christ- sons why the Bible must never be taken ian principles. For this we should not out of the schools in America. He apologize. warned of the consequences of remov- But then how do we treat those who ing the Bible from classrooms. choose not to be Christian or to believe “In contemplating the political institu- in God at all? We should follow the tions of the United States, I lament, that teachings of Jesus Himself. He said that we waste so much time and money in The above statements show conclu- we should love those who hate us. We punishing crimes and take so little pains sively that the founding fathers never should bless those who curse us. And to prevent them.” intended for the First Amendment to we should do good to those who eliminate all acknowledgement of God despitefully use us. Founding father Noah Webster: from government. What then was We should not pass laws against athe- Here is what Webster wrote in one of meant by the phrase: Congress shall ism. We should not outlaw being a Bud- his textbooks: make no law respecting an establish- dhist or a Muslim. On the other hand, “All the miseries and evils which men ment of religion, or prohibiting the free we should not allow those who do not suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injus- exercise thereof? share the foundational Judeo-Christian tice, oppression, slavery, and war pro- Our forefathers had come from Eng- values that have made this nation great ceed from their despising or neglecting land where the Church of England was to outlaw our acknowledgement of our the precepts contained in the Bible.” the state religion. They came to Ameri- Creator. The day we do, we will lose our ca, first and foremost, so that they could unalienable rights, and America will no President John Adams: In an worship freely without the dictates of longer be America. The person or address to the military on October 11, the state. Therefore, they did not want nation that stands for nothing will fall 1798, Adams said there was no govern- state interference in the religious choic- for anything. ment in the world large enough to force es of the people. The First Amendment One nation under God? people to do something against their will. was adopted to keep government out of Absolutely! e EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E JAN / FEB 2004 31
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