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  1. 1. May / June 2007 | $3.00 US www.endtime.com ENDTIME MAGAZINE | MAY- JUNE 2007 | VOL 17 / NO 3 / $3.00 BAR CODE TO COME On your hand? or in your hand? Ismail Ax Muslim Folklore and the Virginia Tech Massacre No. 666
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  3. 3. FEATURES 12 COVER STORY: On Your Hand? or In Your Hand? 18 Gradualism in Practice: The Danger of a Compulsory National ID 22 Ismail Ax endime 7@6F;?7 ?393L;@7 | ?3K <G@7 $"") | HA> #) ! @A % ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 3SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime DEPARTMENTS 04 Are We Approaching Armageddon? 05 Editorial 06 Letters and Feedback 08 World Review 17 Politics and Religion Radio 26 Endtime Prophecy Bible Studies 28 Shop Endtime 31 Prophecy Conferences
  4. 4. 4 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime armageddon? are we approaching Are we approaching the Battle of Armageddon? Absolutely! How much time do we have left? Probably between seven and ten years. • Could it be longer? Yes, but it’s not likely. 1THE FINAL SEVEN YEARS WILL BEGIN WHEN THE ANTICHRIST AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY GIVE THEIR SUPPORT TO ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO EXIST IN THE LAND PROMISED TO ABRAHAM BY GOD. THIS IS CALLED THE CONFIRMATION OF THE COVENANT (DANIEL 9:27 & GENESIS 15:18). Israeli Prime Minister has openly stated that the number one goal of his administration is to obtain the support of the international community for ISRAEL’S FINAL BORDERS. He hopes to achieve this by the end of 2008. 2A WAR WILL BEGIN FROM THE VICINITY OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER (REVELATION 9:13-16). Most of the Euphrates River is in Iraq. The United States has 140,000 troops STATIONED ALONG THE EUPHRATES at this time. The conflict between the U.S. and Islamic Fundamentalism is not diminishing, but increasing around the world. 3THE WEST BANK (JUDEA) IN ISRAEL WILL BECOME A PLACE OF GREAT TRIBULATION (MATTHEW 24:15-21). Ehud Olmert has openly said that he will withdraw from the West Bank (Judea) by the end of 2008. Then, recently, he announced that his convergence-withdrawal plan is off — “NO LONGER RELEVANT.” Whether or not Israel withdraws, the prophecy is clear that there will be slaughter in Judea. 4THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN JERUSALEM WILL BE PLACED UNDER A SHARING ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN JEW AND GENTILE (REVELATION 11:1-2). PresidentClintonsuggested the SHARING OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT in July of 2000. It is generally believed this is the only possible solution to the Temple Mount dispute whenever the issue is finally resolved. 5THE JEWISH TEMPLE WILL BE BUILT ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT (REVELATION 11:1-2 & 2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4). All the furniture for ISRAEL’S THIRD TEMPLE is now complete; Israel has her long-sought-for red heifer, which is needed before the re-establishment of temple worship; and in June of 2005, the newly re-born Sanhedrin announced they were proceeding with building the temple. They intend to pre-fabricate it off-site. 6THETEMPLEMOUNTWILLBEPLACEDUNDERTHESUPERVISION OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY AND THE LEADER OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY, THE ANTICHRIST, WILL STAND ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT, CLAIMING TO BE GOD (2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4). The Temple Mount will be placed under the supervision of the world community and the leader of the world community, THE ANTICHRIST, will stand on the Temple Mount, claiming to be God (2Thessalonians2:3-4).EhudBarak,IsraeliPrimeMinisterintheyear 2000, suggested placing the Temple Mount UNDER UN CONTROL in order to make a sharing of the Temple Mount possible. When the UN takes control of the Temple Mount, the leader of the world government will feel justified in claiming ultimate authority there. 7A WORLD GOVERNMENT WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD FOR THREE AND ONE-HALF YEARS PRIOR TO ARMAGEDDON (DANIEL 7:23 & REVELATION 13:7). The nations of the world are increasingly recognizing the authority of INTERNATIONAL LAW. We now have the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Court—just to name a few. We have a World Court to adjudicate the international laws of the emerging world government. 8EACH PERSON ON EARTH WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MARK OR A NUMBER IN ORDER TO BUY OR SELL (REVELATION 13:16-18). On May 11, 2005, President Bush signed the REAL ID ACT. The law requires that every American must have a national ID card by May 11, 2008. Without this card, a person will not be able to hold a job or open a bank account. Without a job or a bank account, how much buying and selling will an individual be able to do? Oh, by the way, you can’t get your card without giving your number…your social security number. 9THE WORLD COMMUNITY, LED BY RUSSIA AND IRAN, WILL INVADE THE NATION OF ISRAEL (ZECHARIAH 14:2-4 & EZEKIEL 38 & 39). Iran (Persia) and Russia (Meshech—root word for Moscovi or Moscow) are NOW IN ALLIANCE. Iran is the leading advocate of “wiping Israel off the map.” „ Nine specific prophecies in the Bible will occur within the final seven years prior to the Battle of Armageddon. By examining these prophecies, we can get a sense of how close we are to Armageddon. BY IRVIN BAXTER JR.
  5. 5.         EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Irvin Baxter EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Ginger Boerkircher RESEARCH Craig Treadwell PARTNER RELATIONS Jana Robbins CONFERENCE DIRECTOR Kara McPeak INTERNET David Novick GRAPHIC DESIGN RRDonnelley, Omega Studios STATEMENT OF FAITH We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and that He will come again to establish a kingdom that shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44). Those who are born again (John 3:3–5) will have eternal life and rule as kings and priests with Christ forever. WHAT IS ENDTIME? In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United States and other modern nations in the Bible. He also found the Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day it was to be torn down, re-uniting Germany, and that event would be the catalyst to spark an international movement called the “New World Order.” These things have now come to pass. Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal minister, began Endtime Ministries in 1986 when he wrote A MessageForThePresident,abookexplaining the major prophecies of the Bible which he had been teaching since 1968. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment accelerated rapidly. The decision was made to launch Endtime magazine. The purpose of the magazine is to explain the prophecies of the Bible and to show that they are now being fulfilled in intricate detail. Articles focus on the soon return of Jesus Christ, the truth of the Bible, and the need for salvation. Endtime does not deal with doctrinal controversies, as valid as they may be. This will be left to other publications. Endtime is published bi-monthly by Endtime, Inc., 449 Kingsbridge Drive, Garland, TX 75040. Subscription price is $ 29 for 12 issues. © 2007 Endtime, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Endtime, PO Box 461167, Garland, TX 75046-1167. For subscriptions call 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week 1-800-Endtime. Other inquiries call 1-972-530-0100 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central). endime Editorial Irvin Baxter - Editor-in-Chief ARE YOU A WRITER? DO YOU WRITE ABOUT ENDTIME PROPHECY? Endtime magazine invites you to submit your article for consideration for publication. If you are interested, please contact Endtime Ministries at endtime@endtime.com or by mail at 449 Kingsbridge Dr, Garland TX 75040. WE WILL BE GLAD TO SEND YOU A COPY OF OUR PUBLICATION GUIDELINES. ALL SUBMISSIONS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF ENDTIME AND CANNOT BE RETURNED. The winds of change are blowing around the world. Most major nations have either undergone a change of leadership recently, or they will in the near future. Tony Blair has announced he will be leaving Number 10 Downing Street by the end of June. France’s new president is Nicolas Sarkozy. He promises to be the new leader of the European right. Germany’s Angela Merkel is providing strong leadership in a renewed drive toward adopting a European Constitution.Shealsoisvigorouslypromoting the creation of a common European army. Does that frighten anyone? Ban Ki Moon just assumed the leadership of the United Nations on January 1 of this year, and it seems very likely that Ehud Olmert’s government in Israel won’t be able to last much longer. Withinthenextyearandahalf,bothGeorge Bush and Vladimer Putin are scheduled to pass off the scene of world leadership. All of these leadership changes together constitute a massive change of leadership for the world as a whole. Will it bode for good or will this much inexperience at this critical time in human history spell disaster? At the same time, the global warming issue seems to have found new wings. Someone is obviously pumping huge dollars into the environmental movement. We are absolutely being bombarded continually and relentlessly with the global warming message. It doesn’t seem to matter how many reputable scientist contend that global warming is a natural process of an ever-changing climate, and that it is not a man- made occurrence. Al Gore and his environmental faithful just keep on preaching and believing. In the meantime, the Euphrates River War continues on in Iraq. How stubborn is George Bush? Will he slump out of Iraq in defeat, or will he decide to “go for broke”? It would all be so confusing if it were not for the prophecies of the Bible. God’s word remains the only light and the only road map in an increasingly dark and confusing world. In a word…Jesus is still the world’s only hope! n World Leadership is Changing ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 5
  6. 6. d e p a r t m e n t s Letters and Feedback 5%*'&7.' # 2412*'%; %10('4'0%' 9+6* 6*' '0&6+/' 6'#/ %#.. -#4# 14 8+%-+' #6 '0&6+/' (14 &'6#+.5 14 '/#+. -#4#"'0&6+/' %1/ 8+%-+'"'0&6+/' %1/ Due to Irvin Baxter’s limited schedule, Endtime is offering members of its PROPHECY TEAM for local prophecy conferences. All team members work closely with Irvin Baxter and have studied his material for years. Each minister is available for conferences throughout the year, presenting the very best and latest prophecy news and commentary from Irvin Baxter. LOOKING FOR ENDTIME MAGAZINE AR- TICLE I was looking for an article about the Ma- sons and the Presidents that were and I cannot find the article. I use to have the magazine but I have misplaced it. I don’t remember the year or anything. Can you help me find this article? - Rebekah REPLY | This article appeared in the Novem- ber / December 2004 issue of Endtime Maga- zine, and was entitled “Two Crowns, One Na- tion.” Endtime’s document library at www. endtime.com features full color archived arti- cles from Endtime Magazine as well as other literature.ThisarticleisavailabeintheUnited States section of the document library. Please visit www.endtime.com and click on “Docu- ment Library” to download the article. Judea = West Bank? “They that are in Judea flee.” I have heard this referred to as the West Bank area. I may not understand the map, but it seemed to me that Judea was a large area that in- cluded Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jericho. How is this relating to the West Bank set- tlers only? - Jacob REPLY | According to Easton’s Bible Diction- ary,JudeawasthetermusedaftertheBabylo- nian captivity to denote the whole area west of the Jordan River. During the time of Christ, itwasusedtodenotethesouthernmostofthe three divisions of Palestine (Judea, Samaria, and Galilee). It included the cities you men- tion as well as additional territory in the sur- rounding areas. A modern map that includes theWestBankwillshowthatthemodernWest Bankoverlapswiththeareaknowninancient times as Judea. It also includes some of the area of Samaria (e.g. Jenin and Nablus). THE FIRST RESURRECTION Could you please explain Matthew 27:52- 53 what resurrection was this? I heard a sermon the other day that stated that this was the first resurrection that is spo- ken of in Rev. 20:5. I realize that this is not the first resurrection but how do you dis- cuss this with someone who believes this. - Edward REPLY | Revelation 20:5 follows Revelation 20:4, which describes the people who are part of the first resurrection. It says that they were those who were beheaded for the wit- ness of Jesus and the word of God, and had not worshipped the beast or his image, and had not taken the mark. This is certainly not a description of those mentioned in Matthew 27. At the time of Matthew 27, there had been no martyrdom for Jesus Christ, and the mark of the beast system was not in place. Also, Revelation 20:6 says that the partakers of the first resurrection are not affected by the sec- ond death and that they reigned with Christ for 1000 years. For this to apply to Matthew 27, one would have to believe that the saints who arose, continued to live on for at least 1000 years after the crucifixion. That said, the scriptures are filled with examples of people being raised from the dead, before the “first resurrection” spoken of in Revelation 20. You have the son in Nain (Luke 7), Lazarus (John 11), the saints in Matthew 27, and the Lord Jesus himself – who is the firstfruits of them who slept – 1 Cor 15:20. All of these involved “resurrection,” but none of them are the event known as “the first resurrection.” The one in Revelation 20:4-6 is called “the first resurrec- tion” and is an event yet to occur. THANKS I just wanted to take a moment to say thank youforallthatyou’vedone. Ialsowantedto thank you for allowing me (through dona- tions) to be a part of the great work which lies before us. There can be no doubt that we are living in the final hours of human history. I would also like to take a moment to offer prayer on your behalf. - Billy REPLY|OnbehalfofeveryoneatEndtime,let mesaythankyouforyourwarmexpressionof appreciation,aswellastheencouragementit is to us. We are thankful for partners like you who through prayer and financial support make our efforts possible. Truly, we are living inthelastdays,anditisonlythroughthehelp of God, and the faithful support of people like you that we can continue to get the message out that the endtime is now! THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE TOMB I am very interested in obtaining the teach- ing of Irvin Baxter regarding the day that Christ was crucified and the issue of the three days and three nights in the belly of the earth. I am interested in sharing this with my Sunday school teacher. Thank you very much. - Valerie REPLY | Scripture tells us that Jesus was cru- cified the day before the Sabbath and rose from the grave on the day after the Sabbath. 6 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime
  7. 7. CRAIG TREADWELL IS THE CO-HOST OF POLITICS AND RELIGION RADIO. DAVE NOVICK IS A SENIOR MANAGER OF OPERATIONS AT ENDTIME MINISTRIES. KEVIN RITZI IS THE DIRECTOR OF IT AT ENDTIME MINISTRIES. At first glance, this seems to indicate that Je- sus was crucified on Friday and rose again Sunday morning. There’s a problem with this however. As you pointed out, the Bible clearly states that Jesus was in the tomb for three days and three nights. There is no way that from Friday evening to Sunday morning is three days and three nights. So what’s the answer? On special holy days, there were two Sab- baths in one week. The crucifixion week was Passover. These extra Sabbaths were called “high days.” Jesus was crucified on Wednes- day (preparation day) and was buried right before the Sabbath began that evening. (The Bible says concerning that Sabbath, “For it was an high day.”) Jewish days begin at sun- set in the evening. He was then in the tomb Thursday evening and Thursday day, Friday evening and Friday day, Saturday evening and Saturday day. The Bible says that He rose from the dead before daybreak the next day (Sunday morning). Thus He was in the tomb three days and three nights. SURVIVORS AT THE BATTLE OF ARMA- GEDDON? Is absolutely every living thing killed at the end of the battle of Armaggeddon or not? I have heard this taught both ways. - Jeff REPLY | Every living thing is definitely not killed at the end of the Battle of Armageddon. We know this because scripture is clear that mankind will continue on earth for the next 1,000 years. Revelation 5:9-10 tells us the re- deemed will reign on earth: “And they sung a newsong,saying,Thouartworthytotakethe book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Furthermore, Daniel 7:11-12 states that, when the beast is destroyed, the other beasts (nations) have their dominion taken away, but their lives are prolonged. This depicts the Antichrist being destroyed at Armageddon and the inception of the millennium. ANTICHRIST AND FALSE PROPHET THE SAME OR DIFFERENT? “False prophet”is written three times in the book of Revelation: Rev. 16:13, 19:20, and 20:10. It seems to me that the false prophet and the antichrist are synonomous. I don’t see the word antichrist anywhere in Rev- elation. References are made to a “dragon and a beast” I see that the beast in Rev. 13:1 is described as a union of different empires, and in Rev. 13: 11, another beast is spoken of that seems to be the one that is empowered to force everyone to receive a mark or an image of the first“beast.”In Rev. 19:20 the false prophet is the same as Rev. 13:13. If the antichrist and the false prophet are different, then the antichrist would be called the “beast” in 19:20. Is the antichrist the beast? - David REPLY | The scriptures distinguish between 2 different people – the antichrist (the first beast) and the false prophet (the second beast). Here’s how: - In Rev. 19:20, we read that “both were cast alive into a lake of fire…” This verse distinguishes between two different people. - In Bible prophecy, there are a number of instances where a symbolic image like a beast is used to represent both the kingdom, as well as the ruler of that kingdom. For example, in Daniel 7, we read that the beasts represent kings (v17) as well as kingdoms (v23). The same applies to the reference to the first beast in Revelation 13. The chapter begins with a reference to the beast king- dom (one world government), but then goes on to describe this beast using terms that are used elsewhere in scripture to describe a single man, the antichrist (e.g. making war with the saints, etc. – Dan 7, mouth speak- ing great things – Dan 11) . This beast is dif- ferent than the 2nd one mentioned later in Revelation 13. -The2ndbeastinRevelation13isresponsible for causing people to worship the first beast. Itdoesn’tsaythatheacceptsworshiphimself. 2 Thessalonians 2 says that the antichrist will set himself up as God, and be worshipped as God. Therefore, the beast that the false prophet is causing people to worship must be the antichrist. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 7SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime “Every living thing is definitely not killed at the end of the Battle of Armageddon.” DAVE ROBBINS IS A SENIOR MANAGER OF OPERATIONS AT ENDTIME MINISTRIES.
  8. 8. 8 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime d e p a r t m e n t s World Review u 6TH TRUMPET WATCH AHMADINEJAD: IRAN HAS JOINED CLUB OF NUCLEAR NATIONS Iran has announced that it has begun en- riching uranium, dramatically expanding a program that the United Nations had de- manded that it halt. Uranium enrichment can produce fuel for a nuclear reactor or material for a nuclear warhead, and the U.S. and its allies are accusing Iran of intending to produce weapons. Teheran denies these charges. U.S.’IRAN ATTACK PLANS’REVEALED The BBC has learned that the U.S. contin- gency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites. If ordered, the attack would target Iranian air bases, naval bases, missile facilities and command-and-con- trol centers. The United States is trying to persuade Teheran to stop uranium enrich- ment, but as a fallback plan, senior officials at Central Command in Florida have already selected their target sets inside Iran. EXCLUSIVE: EMBASSIES IN TEHERAN PREPARE ESCAPE PLANS According to foreign sources, foreign diplo- mats believe a possible attack by Western or Israeli forces could take place before the end of 2007. By then, Iran may have enough enriched uranium to cause a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe should its nuclear facilities be damaged or destroyed in such an attack. Foreign embassies in Te- heran are now in the process of updating their emergency evacuation plans. ‘DEVASTATING RESPONSE’IF IRAN NUKES ATTACKED Iran is anticipating a U.S. or Israeli military strike on its nuclear facilities. Attacks against the Jewish state and American regional in- terests are being planned for. “The Zionists and the Americans are coordinated 100 per- cent. It doesn’t matter who attacks Iran, we are planning to hit them both,”said a Islamic Jihad leader. WAR OF WORDS AFTER CALL FOR INDEPENDENCE Chen Shui-bian, the President of Taiwan, has accelerated his drive to edge the is- land towards formal independence from China. Chen has said that “Taiwan should be independent” and “is a country whose sovereignty lies outside the People’s Repub- lic of China.” His bold declarations enraged the Communist rulers of China, who have threatened to take back the island by force, if necessary. Beijing says “whoever wants to split away will become a criminal in history.” u EU WATCH MERKEL WANTS EU ARMY TheEuropeanUnionshouldhaveacommon army, said Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview with the mass-selling German daily Bild. Merkel also underlined her dream of a common EU constitution. Merkel’s Germany currently holds the rotat- ing six-month presidency of the EU. MERKEL URGES EU ON CONSTITUTION Germany unveiled proposals for reviving the main elements of the EU constitution. They have pledged to resurrect plans for a full-time president and separate EU foreign minister. Wolfgang Ischinger said the “first step”to make an enlarged Europe work bet- ter would be to replace the six-month presi- dencies of the EU with a“permanent, profes- sional presidency.” SOLANA TO DISCUSS IRAN WITH U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, met with Stephen Hadley, the US National Security Advisor, to discuss a number of in- ternational issues. Topics included Iran, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Western Balkans and Africa. u MARK OF THE BEAST WATCH DUAL-PURPOSE RFID LABEL REKIN- DLES PRIVACY FEARS Evolve labels have been unveiled by Check- point Systems. The Evolve label carries an industry standard Generation 2 RFID tag for tracking and a separate radio frequency circuit to enable in-store electronic article surveillance. Katherine Albrecht, an author and consumer privacy rights advocate, said RFID tags that offer both anti-theft and RFID trackingcapabilitiesaredangerous.Shesays “This is beyond a doubt the number one most important - and dangerous - develop- ment in the consumer privacy arena today. Dual-use tracking devices will quietly be embedded in a person’s belongings, where [vendors] will be able to silently and secretly transmit information about you to market- ers, criminals and Big Brother.”Retail analyst Evan Schuman said the new technology should not be“worrisome,”and argued that “it’s not going to make the consumer’s life materially less private. Privacy was lost years ago.” AMERICAN EXPRESS ADDRESSES RFID PEOPLE TRACKING PLANS The top brass at American Express, annoyed at the discovery of its people tracking plans, has met with CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Number- ing). One of the outcomes was a promise by American Express to review its patent port- folio and ensure that any people-tracking plans are accompanied by consumer notice and consent. The meeting had been called after CASPIAN called attention to a patent application, titled “Method and System for Facilitating a Shopping Experience,” which described a blueprint for monitoring con- sumers through RFID-enabled objects. RFID readers called “consumer trackers” would be placed in store shelving to pick up “con- sumer identification signals.” Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Founder and Director of CASPIAN, uncovered and revealed the patent pending plans through her and her“Spychips”co-au- thor Liz McIntyre’s ongoing RFID research. 18 DIABETIC PATIENTS IMPLANTED WITH VERIMED RFID MICROCHIP AT ATLANTA DIABETES EXPO VeriChip Corporation has announced that it has added 18 diabetic patients to its VeriMed Patient Identification System. Phy- sicians implanted VeriMed RFID microchips in conference attendees who signed up for the voluntary procedure at the Atlanta Dia- betes EXPO. The chip provides immediate access to important health information for —world events through the eyes of bible prophecy— BY GINGER BOERKIRCHER
  9. 9. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 9SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime patients who arrive at an emergency de- partment unable to communicate. SPEAKERS VOICE CONCERNS OVER NEW IDENTITY CARDS Lobbyists, private citizens and students voiced their concerns over the proposed REAL ID program at a town hall-style meet- ing in California in early May. Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security fielded questions. The town hall meeting was the only one of its kind in the nation. Support for the Real ID Act was sparse, and those present roundly criticized the act due to its cost, security and implementation. Richard Holober, a representative from the Consumer Federation of California, said the national database would be a “one-stop shop” for identity thieves. Walter Stanley, a geology major at Sacramento City College, dismissed the idea that the REAL ID pro- gram would fight terrorism. At one point, the meeting was interrupted for about 5 minutes by a group of approximately 50 protesters chanting, “REAL ID sounds like a racist threat to me!” MINNESOTA JOINS STATES BUCKING PLAN FOR A NATIONAL ID Minnesota and two-dozen other states are fighting against the Real ID Act of 2005. Min- nesota officials are estimating a $31 million price tag over five years for the new law. Ac- cording to state Senator Mee Moua, DFL-St. Paul, “It’s an irresponsible use of resources.” Maine and Idaho already have passed laws opposing participation, and Minnesota is among 25 states that have legislation in the works. WYOMING SENATE KILLS BILL AGAINST REAL ID The Wyoming House overwhelmingly passed a joint resolution calling for the re- peal of the Real ID Act; however U.S. Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyoming who co-spon- sored the Real ID Act, sent a letter in support of the federal law. Congressional critics have been trying to delay the implementation of the Real ID Act. The resolution, which calls for Congress to repeal the act altogether, passed the state House 49-11, but died in the state Senate Mineral, Business and Eco- nomic Development Committee. u MIDDLE EAST WATCH LAWMAKERS WANT US TO HONOR 12- YEAR-OLD JERUSALEM EMBASSY LAW Two U.S. lawmakers have submitted a reso- lution saying Jerusalem “must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected as they have been by Israel during the past 40 years.” The 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act required the U.S. to move its embas- sy to Israel’s disputed capital by 1999, but former President Clinton and Presi- dent Bush have signed succes- sive six-month security waiv- ers. The new resolution strongly urg- es President Bush to dis- c o n t i n u e the waiver. THE SAN- HEDRIN’S PEACE INITIATIVE The Jewish group known as the Sanhe- drin has drafted a letter that will be translated into 70 languages and sent to all govern- ment institutions in the world. They have set out on a new track in their struggle for the Temple Mount, aimed at rebuilding the Temple in the Jewish capital. In the letter, the rabbis of the self-pro- claimed Sanhedrin warn that the world is nearing a catastrophe, and that the only way to bring peace among nations, states, and religions is by building a house for God, where Jews will worship, pray and offer up sacrifices. COURT PREVENTS GROUPS FROM SACRIFICING LIVE ANIMALS AT TEMPLE MOUNT The New Sanhedrin Council attempted to sacrifice a live animal at the Temple Mount recently. Rabbis Adin Steinsaltz, Israel Ariel, Yishai Baved and their associates secretly lo- cated a butcher, found a Cohen hailing from a lineage 1,000 years old and put together a plan to set up an altar on theTemple Mount. Their plan was to slaughter a sacrificial ani- mal across from the Western Wall.They peti- tionedtheHighCourtofJusticefortheright to per- form the ritual, but the court rejected their request, rul- ing “the rights of the petitioners to practice their faith are outweighed by other consid- erations such as public order and safety.” Despite the ruling, the decision was made to hold a colorful procession in Jerusalem, heading to the Western Wall along with two sheep. ARCHEOLOGIST: ANCIENT CISTERN PROVES LOCATION OF SECOND TEMPLE An Israeli archeologist says that he has pin- pointed the exact location of the Second CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 u
  10. 10. Endtime Ministries Needs Your Support Partners – with prophetic fulfillments developing so rapidly, you are more important now than ever!Your faithful and generous support is helping to reach the world with the vital message of the soon coming of Jesus Christ and how to be ready. I cannot adequately thank you for all that you do. Only eternity will tell the whole story! God bless you and thank you so much! Irvin Baxter Jr. Your partnership with Endtime Ministries will enable us to: z Establish new radio markets that desperately need to hear the Endtime message. z Webcast Endtime prophecy materials on the internet. z Teach more Endtime Prophecy conferences across the United States and around the world. z Supply churches with the tools they need to teach endtime prophecy in local Bible studies. z Translate our materials into the major languages of the world. z Fund Endtime Youth Corp. TO BECOME AN ENDTIME PARTNER visit www.endtime.com or call 1-800-ENDTIMEendime 10 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime
  11. 11. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 11SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime JewishTemple. Based on the study of a large underground cistern on the Temple Mount and passages from the Mishnah, Hebrew University archeologist Professor Joseph Patrich says the Temple and its correspond- ing courtyards, chambers and gates are more southeasterly and at a diagonal frame of reference compared to previous studies. Patrich says the cistern is the only one found on theTemple Mount that can tie in with the ancientrabbinictextdescribingelementsin- volved in the daily purification and sacrificial duties carried out by the priests. Patrich says this places the Dome of the Rock outside the confines of the Temple. OPPOSITION LEADER NETANYAHU CALLS FOR OLMERT’S RESIGNATION AT KNESSET Opposition leader and Likud Chairman Ben- jamin Netanyahu led an emergency session debate at the Knesset in early May. The de- bate was about the Winograd report’s con- clusion that faults top government and mili- tary officials; namely, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, and former army Chief of Staff Dan Halutz for their management of the second Lebanon war. Netanyahu slammed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for his conduct during the war and called on him to resign. QUARTET GATHERS AFTER ISRAELI- PALESTINIAN SUMMIT AMID MISGIV- INGS U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice underlined international demands that any Palestinian government recognize Israel and renounce violence ahead of the recent meeting of Middle East peace negotiators. The representatives of the Quartet - the Eu- ropean Union, the U.S., the United Nations and Russia - gathered for the second time in one month in search of a way to advance stalled peace efforts. Rice held a three-way summit with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, which concluded with no new agreements but with a pledge to continue talks. u WORLD GOVERNMENT WORLD POWERS TO DISCUSS IRAN Senior officials of six world powers met in London to review Iran’s nuclear plans. For- eign ministries of the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany met along with EU officials. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana urged the United States to speak directly to Iran to ease an interna- tional standoff over its nuclear program. UNITED NATIONS IMPOSES NEW SANC- TIONS ON IRAN The Security Council has added new and tougher sanctions on Iran to those that were imposed in December.The Council has urged countries to “exercise vigilance and restraint” in supplying, selling or transfer- ring directly or indirectly any battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, large caliber artil- lery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicop- ters, warships, missiles or missile systems. The council also recommended that gov- ernments and financial institutions refrain from providing financial assistance, grants and concessional loans to the Government of Iran. UN SECURITY COUNCIL DEBATES ON GLOBAL WARMING For the first time in its 60-year history, the UN Security Council discussed how climate change could trigger increasing conflicts and famine. The debate, requested by Brit- ain during its chairmanship of the council, was a milestone in UN history. Politics or government mismanagement is normally the blame for conflicts and human miseries. CLIMATE PANEL RECOMMENDS GLOB- AL TEMPERATURE CEILING, CARBON TAX A panel of 18 scientists from 11 countries has presented the United Nations with a de- tailed plan for combating change in climate. The strategy involves reaching a global agreement on a temperature ceiling. The panel’s recommendations include a series of steps to cut the rate at which temperatures are rising, but very little will be achieved un- less they are accompanied by a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions. u WORLD RELIGION RELIGIOUS LEADERS CAN TAKE LEAD ON INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE, SAYS BAN KI-MOON Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a con- ference in San Marino that the divide be- tween communities and countries has the potential to undermine global peace and stability. He said that religious and commu- nity leaders could play a leading role in pro- moting constructive intercultural dialogue, and that the San Marino conference would help the UN’s Alliance of Civilizations. WICCAN PENTACLE ADDED TO EM- BLEMS ALLOWED ON HEADSTONES The Wiccan pentacle is being added to a list of emblems allowed in national cemeteries and on government-issued headstones of fallen soldiers. A settlement between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Wiccans adds the five-pointed star to the list. The settlement calls for the pentacle, whose five points represent earth, air, fire, water and spirit, to be put on grave markers within 2 weeks for those who have pending requests with the VA. PUTIN SAYS HE DISCUSSED INTER- FAITH DIALOGUE WITH POPE According to Russian President Vladimir Pu- tin, Russia will promote a dialogue between creeds and use its potential to resolve mod- ern international problems. He said that in his meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, they agreed that globalization is putting forward complex tasks and that an answer can be found only through dialogue. CHURCHES BACK PLAN TO UNITE UNDER POPE According to information leaked to The Times,radicalproposalstoreuniteAnglicans with the Roman Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope are to be published this year.These proposals were agreed upon by senior bishops of both churches. Some Anglicans are beginning to see the poten- tial value of a ministry of universal primacy, which would be exercised by the Bishop of Rome, as a sign and focus of unity within a reunited Church. World Review CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
  12. 12. 12 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime If the government of the United States passed a law for security purposes that every American had to have a personal ID number tattooed on his or her hand, without which that person would not be permitted to buy or sell, would you accept it? I’m sure most of you are saying, “No way! Not over my dead body!” Yet, such a law has already been passed with one minor difference—which really is no difference. You won’t have the number tattooed on your hand. You only have to have the number on a card in your hand. The bottom line is you will have the number in your hand or you will not be able to buy or sell. The new law requires every American to have a national ID card without which you will be unable to hold a job, and you will not be able to have a bank account. With no job and no bank account, how much buying and selling will you be able to do? Obviously, none! Now allow me to ask the question once again. Will you accept a number in your hand in order to keep your job or have a bank account? Think about it very carefully. Each of us will have to answer this question between now and May 11, 2008 when the Real ID Act is scheduled for implementation. On Your Hand? or In Your Hand? D[ +TXKP $CZVGT
  13. 13. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 13SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime So…what’s it matter anyway? The prophecy found in Revelation 13:15-18 foretells that a time will come when every person on earth will be forced to have a number in the hand or in the forehead, or else the individual will not be able to buy or sell. Has this sunk in yet? The prophecy is 2,000 years old, but it is happening now! I’m not saying that it might happen. I’m saying that the law is already passed by Congress and signed by our president. We are watching the implementation in process now! What’s behind this national ID? The rationale being given for the creation of a national ID is to guardagainstthethreatofterrorism.However,theglobalgovernment crowd wanted a national ID long before terrorism reared its ugly head. Twenty-seven years ago in its September 15, 1980 edition, the U.S. News & World Report carried an editorial entitled “A National Identity Card” by Editor Marvin Stone. In the editorial, Stone argued that a national ID was needed to thwart illegal immigration, protecting American jobs from illegal immigrants. In spite of what Homeland Security is saying, the national ID is not really a security issue. It’s all about control. You can’t control a population unless you issue each of them a number. Then you must force them to use that number for employment, travel, and banking. This accomplished, you can force compliance to any mandate issued by the government since invalidation of the person’s number renders the individual a non-person. Economic control means controlling a person’s ability to exist. This is exactly what the prophecy says will happen during the time just ahead called the great tribulation. And this is exactly what will happen when the national ID is fully implemented. Deception, deception, deception Deception #1 When is a national ID card not a national ID card? When Homeland Security says so! From the very beginning, the national ID card has been shrouded in deception. Wanting a national ID card, but knowing the American people would never stand for it, the decision was made to call the national ID the Real ID. Abracadabra! Now it’s not a national ID card! At the recent National Forum on the Real ID held in Sacramento, California on May 1, 2007, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Richard Barth emphatically stated, “This is not a national ID!” And he actually expected us to believe him! Of course, we didn’t. There’s actually a very simple way to rip the cover off of this blatant deception once and for all. Question #1: Is the Real ID an ID card? Yes, of course. Everyone, including Homeland Security agrees. This is an ID card. Now, question #2: Was this ID card created by a state law or by a national law? Why…it was created by a national law. Then it’s a national ID card! It’s really very simple…except when you’re trying to deceive people into accepting something they don’t want. Deception #2 The promoters of the national ID claim repeatedly that the Real ID Act was a legitimately passed law of Congress. It is true that the House of Representative did pass the Real ID Act. However, it was suspected that much stiffer resistance would be met when the bill was sent to the Senate. In order to stave off the possibility of defeat of this key bill that was at the heart of governmental planners’ vision for dramatically increased control of the populace, the Real ID Act was stealthily hidden on the back of a must-pass funding bill for our troops in Iraq. The 1000-page bill passed 100-0. Think of it! A bill spelling the end of freedom for Americans being deceitfully slipped through the Senate on the back of funding for our troops. You have to admit…that is politics at its finest! Many of the senators didn’t even realize until later that they had voted for the Real ID. Deception #3 TrueorFalse?Theterroristattacksof9/11wouldnothavehappened if only we would’ve had a national ID card system. The proponents of a national ID card love to repeat this myth over and over. It is their number one selling point for the national ID. But is it true? No. It is blatantly false! Half of the 9/11 terrorists had legal IDs. The other half had IDs that satisfied airline standards at the time. We can be assured that if the Real ID had been in force on 9/11, the hijackers would have made sure that each of them had the necessary documentation to clear security. These were terrorists, but they weren’t dumb! The end of freedom If the Real ID Act is implemented, every American will be placed in a national database. Every time you swipe your national ID, it will be recorded creating a constant trail of every person’s movements.
  14. 14. Deception #4 The latest piece of ammunition in the pro-national ID arsenal is a Zogby poll supposedly showing that 70 percent of Americans support the introduction of national standards for driver’s licenses under the Real ID Act. They conveniently fail to disclose that, in the same poll, only 44 percent favored a national ID card, and 51 percent opposed a national ID card. This huge discrepancy between what Homeland Security is implying and the reality simply illustrates that the government’s disinformation campaign has been very effective. The fact is that the establishment of national standards for driver’s licenses under the Real ID Act is the creation of a national ID card—the very thing that 51 percent of the American people are against. One more time…Is the Real ID a national ID? Answer: It is an ID card, and it was created by a national law. It’s a national ID no matter how much the Washington bureaucrats try to deceive and deny. Still, Homeland Security continues to claim a majority of Americans are for something that they are, in fact, against! Again…deception, deception, deception! No person will buy or sell without the national ID Those who promote the national ID would deny vehemently that people will be placed under economic boycott unless they accept the Real ID card. However, let’s look at the facts. An employee verification program called Basic Pilot was started in 1996. It is presently being used voluntarily by 5,000 employers to check the legal status of job applicants. When a person applies for a job, his or her social security number is submitted to the Basic Pilot database. If the individual is not in the federal database, he or she will not be hired. President Bush has called on Congress to make Basic Pilot mandatory for every employer in America and to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the funding and authority to make sure it is an effective tool to prevent the hiring of illegal workers. Both the House and Senate immigration bills would require employers to use Basic Pilot. The President’s 2007 budget requests $111 million to expand Basic Pilot for more employers to make use of the program. Under this proposed new law, employers will be fined $10,000 for employing anyone not in the federal database. If you’re not in the federal database, you cannot have a job…anyplace in the U.S. No job…no ability to buy or sell. And how will an individual pass the test to be included in the Homeland Security database that will allow him to work? Never doubt that the acid test will soon be whether a person has been cleared for the Real ID and consequently placed in the database shared by all fifty states. Will a national ID work? Not only will a national ID not weed out illegal immigrants, it will make matters worse. Here’s why. For less than $300, an illegal alien can buy a social security card and a birth certificate. Under the Real ID program, these documents can then be used to obtain a legitimateIDcardissuedbytheBureauofMotorVehicles.Suddenly, an illegal alien is supplied by the government with a certification of legitimacy. It will be an illegal immigrants dream! The Real ID won’t prevent illegal immigration. It will facilitate it! The end of freedom If the Real ID Act is implemented, every American will be placed in a national database. Every time you swipe your national ID, it will be recorded creating a constant trail of every person’s movements. 14 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime Will you accept a number in your hand in order to keep a job or have a bank account?
  15. 15. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 15SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime The purpose of the Real ID is control. Many people think that is a good thing…but is it? Not if you believe in freedom! Control and freedom are opposites. The proposed National ID is nothing but the slapping of invisible electronic handcuffs on every person in America. It is the end of freedom for the land of the free and the home of the brave. But if a person has done nothing wrong, what difference does it make if the government knows where you’ve been, what you bought, what you read and which websites you visited? Hmm…that sounds like something Adolf Hitler would have said. Increasing security at the price of freedom How far are Americans willing for our government to go in insuring our security? Total security requires total control. The safest place on earth is in a padded cell, but who wants to live there? Freedom requires bravery, not total security. Our national anthem concludes with “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” If we ever cease to be brave, we will no longer be free. So what is the answer? If a national ID is a terrible idea, then what do we do to protect our country against terrorism? The answer is really very obvious. What has kept us safe for the last 230 years? Our borders. The problem we are facing today has been caused by our government’s decision to not enforce our borders. Between 12 and 20 million illegal immigrants don’t get into a country by accident. They arrive by purposeful neglect. Some would make us believe that border enforcement is mission impossible. That is totally untrue. We can enforce our borders if we want to. Our friend Israel certainly knows how to guard its borders. They have an electronic fence with a dirt road running along side of it. Every four to six hours an army jeep with a sweeper attached sweeps the dirt road, at the same time looking for footprints indicating a border violation. If Israel, with a population of 6 million can defend a 450-mile border, surely a country with a population of 300 million can defend a 2,000-mile border…that is if we want to. If our borders were properly defended, we wouldn’t have to destroy the freedom of America by tracking everyone, everywhere. We could live within secure borders without being numbered, without being tracked. Has the time come for a country where the police can pull you over and demand “Papers please”? Will we, like the Jews in Nazi Germany, accept being numbered? God help us to have the courage to say no to the worst law ever passed in the history of the United States of America! Let’s throw the Real ID Act on the trash heap of history once and for all! Have we Americans lost our backbone? Are we afraid to stand up against a government that continues to become more and more intrusive? Will we stand silently still while our governmental masters snap the electronic handcuffs in place? Patrick Henry said it so eloquently 232 years ago: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Somebody needs to say it again! One more time...Is the Real ID a national ID? Answer: It is an ID card, and it was created by a national law. It’s a national ID no matter how much the Washington bureaucrats try to deceive and deny. Still, Homeland Security continues to claim a majority of Americans are for something that they are, in fact, against! Again ...deception, deception, deception! No ID-No buyingor selling.
  16. 16. 16 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775. Give Me LibertyOr Give Me Death Give me liberty or give me death” is a famous quotation from a speech made by Patrick Henry to the Virginia House of Burgesses. The speech was given March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having single-handedly convinced the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. In attendance were Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Reportedly, the crowd, upon hearing the speech, jumped up and shouted, “To Arms! To Arms!” No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleetsandarmiesnecessarytoaworkofloveandreconciliation?Haveweshown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
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  18. 18. Most people have probably heard at least one of the following stories. Put a frog in a pot of boiling water and he will save himself by jumping right out. Put him in a pan of cold water, and gradually increase the heat. You will soon boil him to death. Want to catch a wild hog that won’t come anywhere near you? Put a little corn out for him in the woods. Do that pretty regularly until he gets used to the smell of humans and gradually accustoms himself to eating corn. Get him to follow your trail of corn right into an enclosure and you capture him easily. What is the moral of these two stories? What has this got to do with government identification programs? 18 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime )TCFWCNKUO KP 2TCEVKEG 6JG &CPIGT QH C %QORWNUQT[ 0CVKQPCN +& $[ %CTN 9CVPGT
  19. 19. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 19SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime What has gradualism got to do with a national ID? We can begin answering these questions by noting that at the time of the American Revolution, there was little concern for the official, civil registration of births and deaths. Even in the Constitution there is no specific mention of vital statistics other than the commissioning of the federal government to conduct a census every ten years in order to determine the apportionment of congressmen among the states. At any time prior to 1900, it would probably have been impossible for a large portion of the American populace to prove that they had ever been born or that their parents were ever married, since they had no state-issued birth or marriage certificates. Before the advent of the automobile, there was certainly no such thing as a state-issued license to drive a horse and wagon. Nonetheless, today, nearly everyone has a state-issued birth certificate, and practically anyone who drives a motor vehicle has a state-issued license extending to them the“privilege”to do so. The constitutional directive for the decennial census has been expanded to such an extent that serious consideration is now being given to assigning a federal identification number to each and every citizen and resident alien in the United States. How did we in America move from the point where few of our ancestors were concerned about even having a record of their birth (much less having a public official make that record) to the point where we are ready to accept a unique government number to identify us? How were we convinced to accept government numbers when our forefathers would have bristled at the thought? Here were some of the steps: 1639 - Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered that births and deaths should be reported to the town clerk by parents or household owners within one month of their occurrence. Connecticut and other colonies followed suit in the succeeding years. 1790 - First national census conducted in accordance with Article I, Section 2 of the US Constitution. 1842 - Massachusetts became the first state to require collection of vital statistics (births and deaths); followed by other states between 1850 and 1900. 1903 - Massachusetts and Missouri became the first states to require driver’s licenses, though Missouri had no driver examination law until 1952. 1935 - The passage of the Social Security Act“proved to be a great stimulus”to birth certification. Many people had never considered a birth certificate to be of any importance until old age assistance, unemployment insurance, and other ramifications of the Social Security Act demonstrated to them that it was necessary to have this official proof of their existence in order to collect benefits. 1961 - The IRS demanded that all taxpayers provide their Social Security number when paying federal taxes. 1992 - Hospital enumeration-at-birth program (assigning newborns Social Security numbers) was begun. Looking at this historical overview, it is easy to see how government gradualism has prevailed. Like the frog jumping out of boiling water, the American people would have completely rejected a national numbering system when the Constitution was adopted. When the first federal census was conducted in South Carolina, the enumeration was met with considerable resistance. Several heads of family in the Federal District for Charleston were indicted in 1791 for“refusing to render an account of their respective families.”George Washington, in a letter to Governor Morris, noted that many Americans held religious scruples against complying with the census officials, while others feared that the census was in some way connected with taxes, and hence refused to cooperate. However, now after nearly three hundred years of accepting some limited forms of government enumeration, a national ID system doesn’t sound so strange. Clearly, people soon get used to government involvement in their lives. Our government has always used the carrot and stick approach to gain cooperation. It threatened punishment for not complying with its laws; and it promised handouts for obeying. This was the exact method used by the government’s Social Security Administration. First it promised that a social security number would never be used for identification purposes. Then it promised practically free payouts to the retiring elderly if they would only apply for a number. Then years later, the SSA and the IRS threatened all sorts of penalties and loss of privileges if one refused a number. By 1973, it was required that a social security number be furnished if one were to open a personal checking account. Later, one could not claim dependent exemptions unless one provided their social security numbers on one’s 1040 tax form. Today, in some states, one cannot obtain a driver’s license without providing a social security number. What will come next? What comes next is a compulsory, national ID. Whether administered at the state or the federal level, each and every person in the United States would be issued a government identification, and would be required to use it in order to participate in numerous activities. A true national identification card would necessarily be universal (if not issued to every newborn it would be issued to all children upon their reaching a certain age) and compulsory (it would become a crime, punishable by fine or imprisonment, to refuse to accept or use such a document). It would also be a violation of the law to have more than one card, to use the card of another person, or to hold a card in the name of an alias. A national ID would act as a domestic passport. In many countries around the world, where such cards actually exist, they are needed to rent an apartment, buy a home, apply for a job, pay one’s utility and telephone bills, withdraw books from the library, or to access health care services. They could act as a surrogate driver’s license, passport, voter registration card, hunting/fishing license, and draft card. With micro-chip technology, such a card would act as a complete medical, financial, tax, and travel dossier, documenting where you have been, how you got there, and how you paid for the services you used. In conjunction with data reported to the Internal Revenue Service, it would enable the government to calculate how much you owed in taxes each year. National ID micro-chips could be accessed by all government agencies so the card could be used to verify that the holder had no delinquent taxes or child support, no overdue library books, no parking fines, no bounced checks, and no unpaid traffic violations. Micro-chips would also have the capability to be disabled from a central government office at the discretion of any government agency,“instantly rendering its holder unable to travel or function in society.”In short, government ID would be a license to live, issued by the government. No longer would life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness be a natural, inalienable right. 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  21. 21. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 21SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime Continued from page 19 If one were a conspiracy theorist, one could claim that even before the passage of the Social Security Act, plans were being laid to enslave the American population by way of numbering them. While this might be true, a more reasonable explanation is found by examining the nature of government. Government, as George Washington, noted is“force.”It tolerates no competition within its domains: it is the sole monopolizer of police, courts, and defense services AND it collects its revenues by threatening confiscation of property or imprisonment of person if one refuses to pay its levies. As Lord Acton observed“power corrupts.” When government has the power to control us, it will use every strategy at its disposal to increase the amount of taxes assessed and the ease by which they are collected. What could make this process easier than a numbering scheme for all its citizens? Is it too late to resist? In one sense, yes. It is always easier to resist at the beginning. It is also easier to refuse to cooperate if one does not accept the basic premise adopted by one’s opponent. In the case of the frog, the frog would have to reject being placed in the pot of water, whether it was hot or cold. (Why else would he be placed there - other than to cook him?) The hog would have to be smart enough to refuse the bait. By rejecting the free gift of corn, the hog would have prevented himself from being gradually led down the trail to capture. The American people, by accepting the principle that governments should be responsible for the census and vital statistics, have been easily led down the trail to national ID. Although it might be hard to imagine how this assumption of government enumeration power could have been averted, there have been at least two partially successful campaigns against national ID. In the early 1900s, Mahatma Gandhi led a resistance movement against the registration of Indians in the South African Transvaal. An Englishman who lived there called the registration“the fastening of the dog’s collar” around the neck of the Indians. At a meeting in late 1906, Gandhi called the government’s bill a violation of basic civil rights and urged the entire Indian community in the Transvaal to openly resist complying with such a law. Thus was born the idea of Satayagraha (nonviolent resistance to unjust governmental demands), which was successfully implemented in both the Transvaal and during the Indian movement for independence from Great Britain after World War II. Forty years later, a similar, massive public protest arose in Australia when the government proposed a national ID card for all Australians. Now that Americans are faced with a similar challenge, there are a few general observations that we ought to remember: In a society where the people have been issued a national ID card by their government, they - the people - are no longer free because their permission to live, work, and play comes from the government. The logical outcome of government involvement in enumeration is the type of population control described by the authors of such fictional disutopias as Brave New World and 1984. This is why national ID systems have been described as“a trademark of totalitarianism.” From the Biblical story of King David (who caused a plague by counting his people), to the Roman censors who counted Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem, to today’s call for national ID, the essential purpose behind government data-gathering has always been the same: to enhance government’s control over its subject population. Government identification programs - whether the censuses of antiquity, or based upon a birth certificate, a Social Security card, a driver’s license, a smart card (the programmable micro-chip), or even an implanted micro-chip or some other form of biometric recognition - are all based upon the same principle: that government has the right and necessity to track, monitor, and control the people and property within its geographic jurisdiction. Thus the primary danger of implementing a national ID system in the United States is that it delivers totalitarian power to the federal government. As political scientist, Theodore Lowi, wrote in 1981, “Every action and every agency of contemporary government ... contribute to the fulfillment of its fundamental purpose, which is to maintain conquest. Conquest manifests itself in various forms of control, but in all those forms it is the common factor tying together into one system the behavior of courts and cops, sanitation workers and senators, bureaucrats and technocrats, attorney generals, pressure groups and presidents.” Although Lowi did not include them, we might add government health departments (that issue birth certificates), government motor vehicle administrations (that issue driver’s licenses), the Immigration and Natural ization Service (which is responsible for keeping track of aliens within the United States), and the Office of Homeland Security (which is responsible for protecting us from terrorists). If and when it comes, a national ID program will fit hand in glove with Lowi’s description of the“fundamental purpose”of government which is“to maintain conquest.” In making their ultimate decision whether to accept or reject a national ID, Americans need to remember two things: First, a national ID and enhanced governmental powers always go hand in hand. Second, for thousand of years, people have lived, died, and prospered without government ID. If they could do it, we certainly can. Sure, it is necessary that we have food, shelter, and clothing but that doesn’t mean that our government must compulsorily supply us with these things any more than it needs to furnish each of us with a national ID number.
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  23. 23. ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 23SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime Five pages of Cho’s manifesto were made public. Eighteen other pages have been censored from public view. We have to wonder what is so dark and secretive that it has been placed off- limits to the American people. Adding to the deepening mystery was the inscription written in red ink along Cho’s arm. It simply said, “Ismail’s Ax.” Adding WR WKH VLJQL¿FDQFH RI WKH LQVFULSWLRQ &KR SODFHG ,VPDLO $[ RQ WKH return address of the package sent to NBC. At this point, we can only speculate as to what Ismail Ax meant to mass murderer Cho. However, the following Islamic teaching concerning Abraham’s destroying of idolatry with an ax PD VXSSO FOXHV DV WR WKH WKLQNLQJ WKDW IXHOHG WKH KRUUL¿F UDJH RI Mr. Cho. Furthermore, Muslims teach that Ismail was the heir to the Abrahamic legacy. Could it be that the Virginia Tech massacre was an attempt by Cho to imitate Abraham’s attack on idolatry and paganism? Here’s the story taken from Islamic folklore. Judge for yourself. Prophet Ibrahim, The father of the Prophets The birth of a Great Prophet Ibrahim was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon. His father Aazar was a well-known idol sculptor that his people worshipped. As a young child, Ibrahim used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stones or wood. When his father was done with them, Ibrahim would use them as toys, riding on their backs, and kicking them at times. Then after a while, he would see these same statues in the temple, and people prostrating in front of them! Ibrahim asked his father: “Why do you take these toys to the temple?” His father said: “They are statues that represent our gods. We worship them, we ask favors from them, and we offer them presents.” Ibrahim’s mind rejected this idea, and he felt repulsion towards the idols. In search for the Truth Time went by, and Ibrahim became a young man. He still could not believe that his people were worshipping the statues. He laughed whenever he saw them entering the temple, lowering their heads, silently offering the statues the best of their food, crying and asking forgiveness from them. He started feeling angry towards his people, who could not realize that these are only stones that could neither benefit nor harm them. They could not be gods. They have no power. God is Greater than what his people were worshipping, Most Powerful, Most Magnificent. One could not find Him sitting on a table in a temple! One night, Ibrahim went up to the mountain, leaned against a rock, and looked up to the sky. He saw a shining star, and told his people: “Could this be my Lord?” But when it set he said: “I don’t like those that set.” The star has disappeared, it could not be God. God is always present. Then he saw the moon rising in splendor and told them: “Could this be my Lord?” But it also set. At daybreak, he saw the sun rising and said: “Could this be my Lord, this is bigger?” But when the sun set, he said: “O my people I am free from all that you join as partners with Allah! I have turned my face towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to Allah.” Our Lord is the Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything. He has the power to make the stars rise and set. Ibrahim then heard Allah calling him: “O Ibrahim!” Ibrahim said trembling: “Here I am O my Lord!” “Submit to Me! Be a Muslim!” the voice said. Ibrahim fell on the ground, prostrating and crying, he said: “I submit to the Lord of the universe!” Ibrahim kept prostrating until night came again. He got up and went back to his home, in peace, full of conviction that Allah has guided him to the Truth. Ibrahim invites his father to Islam A new life started for Ibrahim. His mission now was to call his people to the Truth. He would start with his father who was the closest person to him, and whom he loved so much. He said to him in the softest and kindest voice: “O father! Why do you worship that which doesn’t hear, doesn’t see, and cannot avail you in anything? O father, I have gotten knowledge which you have not, so follow me. I will guide you to a straight path.” His father replied angrily: “Do you reject my gods, O Ibrahim? If you don’t stop I will stone you. Get away from me before I punish you.” Ibrahim said: “Peace be on you! I will ask forgiveness of my Lord for you.” Ibrahim confronts his people and rejects their idols He left his father after he lost hope to convert him to the right path, and directed his efforts towards the people of the town, but they rejected his call and threatened him. By Allah, he said, I shall plot a plan to destroy their idols. He knew that a big celebration was coming soon, where everybody would leave town for a big feast on the riverbank. After making sure that nobody was left in town, Ibrahim went towards the temple armed with an ax. Statues of all shapes and sizes were sitting there adorned with decorations. Plates of food were offered to them, but the food was untouched. “Well, why don’t you eat? The food is getting cold,” he said to the statues, joking. Then with his ax he destroyed all the statues except one, the biggest of them. He hung the ax around its neck and left. How big was the shock when the people entered the temple! They gathered inside watching in awe their gods broken in pieces. They wondered who might have done this? Then they all remembered that the young Ibrahim was talking evil of their idols. They brought him to the temple and asked him: “Are you the one who has done this to our gods?”
  24. 24. Ibrahim said: “No, this statue, the biggest of them has done it. Ask them if they can speak.” “You know well that these idols don’t speak!” they said impatiently. “Then how come you worship things that can neither speak nor see, nor even fend for themselves? Have you lost your minds?” Ibrahim replied. They kept silent for a while, for he got a point there. Their minds and their senses were telling them that the Truth is with Ibrahim, but their pride prevented them from accepting it, and from rejecting the idols they were worshipping for generations. This they thought would be total defeat. They started yelling at him and shouting: “Burn him! Burn him! Take revenge for your gods!” The Miracle: Allah saves Ibrahim from the fire. The decision to burn Ibrahim to death was affirmed by the priests and the king of Babylon, Nimrod. The news spread like a fire in the kingdom, and people were coming from all places to watch the execution. A huge pit was dug up and a large quantity of wood was piled up. Then the biggest fire people ever witnessed was lit. The fire flames were so high up in the sky that the birds could not fly over it for fear of being burned! Ibrahim’s hands and feet were chained, and he was put in a catapult to throw him into the fire. At that time, Angel Jibreel came to him and said: “O Ibrahim! Is there anything you wish for?” Ibrahim could have asked to be saved from the fire, to be taken away, but no, he said: “I only wish that Allah be pleased with me.” The catapult was released, and Ibrahim was thrown in the heart of the fire. But Allah would not allow His Prophet to be killed. He ordered the fire: “O fire! Be coolness and safety for Ibrahim!” And the miracle happened. The fire obeyed and burned only his chains. Ibrahim came out from it as if he was coming out from a garden, peaceful, his face illuminated, and not a trace of smoke on his clothes. People watched in shock and said: “Amazing! Ibrahim’s God has saved him from the fire!” Ibrahim debates the Babylonian king, Nimrod Ibrahim’s notoriety grew bigger after this event, and the king of Babylon felt that his throne was in danger, and that he was losing power because he was pretending that he was a god. He sent for Ibrahim. He wanted to debate with him and show his people that he, the king is indeed the god, and Ibrahim was a liar. He asked Ibrahim: What can your god do that I cannot? “My Lord is He Who gives life and death.” Ibrahim said. “I give life and death. I can bring a person from the street and have him executed, and I can grant my pardon to a person who was sentenced to death and save his life,” the king said proudly. “Well, my Lord Allah makes the sun rise from the East. Can you make it rise from the West?” Ibrahim countered. The king was confounded. He was beaten at his own game, on his own territory, in front of his own people! Ibrahim left him there speechless and went back to his important mission, calling people to worship the one and only God, Allah. Allah blesses Ibrahim with a son to become a prophet Only a woman named Sarah and a man named Lot believed in Allah, and followed Ibrahim. He realized that nobody else would listen to him, and decided to emigrate for the cause of Allah, and to spread His Message elsewhere. Before leaving, he tried once again to convert his father to Islam, but to no avail. Ibrahim said to his father and his people: “We are free of you and of whatever you worship besides Allah. We have rejected you, and there has arisen between us and you enmity and hatred forever unless you believe in Allah and Him alone.” Ibrahim, Lot and Sarah started their long travel. They crossed Babylon, went through Syria and Palestine calling people to Allah, helping the poor and doing good deeds. By that time Ibrahim married Sarah. Their hope was to have children who would spread the Message of Allah after their death. As for Lot, he emigrated to the land of Sodom and settled there. Time went by and no children were born to Sarah. She realized she was sterile. She accepted her fate and submitted to the will of Allah. Ibrahim and Sarah moved to Egypt where the king gave Sarah a woman to be her servant. The woman’s name was Hajar. Sarah was seeing Ibrahim’ s hair getting white, and it grieved her to see his chance of having a child slipping away. She offered Hajar her servant as a wife to her husband, and prayed Allah to bless Hajar and Ibrahim with a child. And so came Ismail, a baby boy born to Hajar. How unselfish Sarah was! For her, the need to have an offspring who would carry the Message after Ibrahim was greater than her pride. Fourteen years later, Allah rewarded Sarah with a son, Ishaq, in spite of her old age. Young Ismail and his mother alone in the desert of Makkah Ibrahim woke up one day and asked Hajar to prepare herself and baby Ismail for a long travel. Ibrahim and Hajar kept walking, crossed a fertile land followed by barren mountains till they arrived at the Arabian Desert. Ibrahim brought Hajar to a high hill called al- Marwa, made her and her baby sit under a tree, placed a bag of dates and some water near her, and set out homeward. Hajar ran after him and said: “Are you going to leave us in this desert where there is Continued on page 27 24 ENDTIMEMAGAZINE | May - June 2007 SubscribeNow| www.endtime.com| Call 1.800.Endtime
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  27. 27. Continued from page 24 no one to keep us company?” She repeated this many times but he would not look back at her. She asked: “Has Allah ordered you to do so?” He said yes. “Then He will not neglect us.” She said. Ibrahim walked away until he got out of their sight, he raised his hands and prayed Allah: “O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring dwell in a valley with no cultivation, by Your Sacred House, in order that they may offer prayers. So fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and provide them with fruits, so that they may give thanks.” Zamzam Hajar went on nursing Ismail and drinking from the water until it was all used up. She became very thirsty and the child was crying. She left him on the al-Marwa hill and hurried to the nearest hill, as-Safa. She stood there and started looking at the valley keenly so that she might see somebody, but she could not see anybody. She descended from as-Safa, crossed the valley running and reached al-Marwa hill. She stood and started looking but could see nobody. She kept running between as-Safa and al-Marwa seven times. When she reached al-Marwa for the last time, she was exhausted. She sat next to the baby. Then she heard a voice. She stood up and said: “O whoever you might be! Have you got something to help me?’ She saw an angel, Angel Jibreel, digging the earth until water flowed! She built a little basin around it. She scooped water with her hands, drank, filled her water-skin, and nursed her baby. The place from which water flowed was Zamzam. Muslims till this day drink from the holy water of Zamzam, and during Hajj they walk between as-Safa and al-Marwa seven times to commemorate this event. Some Arabs traveling through Makkah saw birds flying around al-Marwa. “They must be flying around water,” they said. When they arrived at the water, they found Hajar and asked her: “Would you allow us to stay with you, and use the water from your well?” She agreed and was pleased by their company. The people sent for their families, settled there and became permanent residents. The whole valley became alive. Ismail grew up, learned Arabic, and later married a woman from amongst the Arabs. Meanwhile, Ibrahim, who had not seen his son since he was a baby, came back to Makkah to visit him. Upon arriving, he heard that Hajar had died, but Ismail was still living there. Ibrahim was yearning to see his son whom he loved and missed a lot. He saw Ismail under a tree near Zamzam, sharpening his arrows. When he saw his father, Ismail rose up, hugged him and greeted him. It was the happiest moment for both father and son. But Allah wanted to put them to test, and it was a tough test indeed. During one night, Ibrahim had a dream. He came to Ismail and said: “O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you as a sacrifice to Allah, so what do you think?” They both realized that this was an order from Allah. Ismail said without hesitation: “Do what you are commanded, you shall find me very patient and shall Allah.” They had both submitted to the will of Allah. Ibrahim laid his son prostrate, put his forehead on the ground and directed a sharp knife towards his neck. At this very moment, Allah called him: “O Ibrahim! You have fulfilled the dream! Thus do We reward the good doers!” A big sheep was sent down from heaven to be slaughtered instead of Ismail, which Ibrahim did, and they both had a big celebration that day. This event is celebrated every year by all Muslims. It is Eid al-Adha where we slaughter the sacrificial sheep. Ibrahim and Ismail kept on calling people to worship Allah. At that time there was no place built for the worship of Allah. Ibrahim wished there could be such a place where people would be in peace, and concentrate solely for the worship of Allah. His wish was answered when Allah ordered him to build the Sacred House, the Ka’bah. Ibrahim said to Ismail: “O Ismail, Allah has given me an order, will you help me execute it?” “Yes I will.” Ismail said. “Allah has ordered me to build a house here,” he said, pointing to a hillock higher than the land surrounding it. They went towards the place and started building the foundations of the Ka’bah. Ismail brought the stones and Ibrahim built the walls, and when the walls became high, Ismail brought a large stone and put it in front of his father who stood over it and carried on building, while Ismail was handing him the stones. Both of them went on building and going around the Ka’bah, saying: “O our Lord accept this service from us.” When they finished the building, Angel Jibreel descended from heaven and showed Ibrahim the rituals of Hajj. Then Ibrahim stepped on the stone and called on people: “O people obey your Lord.” This large stone which Ibrahim stepped on is still there to this day near the Ka’bah. It is called Makam Ibrahim. Thus ends the story of Ibrahim, the father of the prophets. From him descended all the prophets who came later, including Muhammad, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam. Ibrahim devoted all his life calling others to the True religion: Islam. Alone he stood against his people, his father, and even the mighty king of Babylon, and never flinched. Yet his method was always to gradually persuade them by bringing irrefutable proofs, that most often embarrassed those who refused to accept the Truth, but as Allah said: “Any whom Allah leaves to stray, there is none to guide!” This story about Abraham’s ax and the offering of Ismail is obviously not true, since it directly contradicts the Bible. However, could this story have provided the inspiration for America’s greatest mass murder and the inscription ISMAIL AX? Perhaps someday we will know if the government or NBC ever releases the other eighteen pages of the Cho manifesto. Until then, we wonder! 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