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WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
The Road Map for Peace
The Road Map
Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or not we are living in the last days
before the second coming of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic proof that
these are the endtimes. The proofs below defy coincidence.
Euphrates River to Be Dried Up In Revelation 16:12, the Bible predicts that the Euphrates River
will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the east to invade Israel. This will happen at the time of the battle of Armageddon
according to verse 16 of the same chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at which time Jesus will return and fight
on the side of the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will establish His kingdom and usher in His one thousand-year reign of
peace. On January 13, 1990, the Indianapolis Star carried the headline “Turkey Will Cut Off Flow of Euphrates for One Month.” The
article stated that a huge reservoir had been built by Turkey. While filling up the reservoir, the flow of the Euphrates would be stopped
for one month and a concrete plug for a diversion channel built. These things have now been done. With this newly built dam, Turkey
has the ability to stop the Euphrates River at will. The conditions for fulfilling this 1,900 year-old prophecy are now in place.
China Goes to War In Revelation 9:15-16,
the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million soldiers will launch a war which would kill “the third part of men.” Never in the
history of the world until our present generation has there been a power on earth that could field 200 million soldiers. However, the
late ruler of China, Mao Tse Tung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of 200 million. The CIA World Factbook reports
that in the year 2001, it is estimated that China has 200,886,946 men of military age, and this number is growing by 10 million per
Worldwide Numbering System Predicted In Revelation 13, the Bible prophesies that a
world dictator will soon rule over a world government. He will cause all people in the earth to receive a number without which they
will be unable to buy or sell. We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled before our eyes in a most astonishing way. Nearly every human
being in the world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our Social Security number. In the past few years, we have seen
this number extended to newborns. A child without a Social Security number cannot be declared as a dependent on an income tax
return. We have seen the emergence of electronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people urging the abolishment of cash.
All of these things could not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only after the invention of the computer could such a
worldwide numbering system be administered.
The Emergence of a New World Order Revelation 13:7 and
Daniel 7:23 prophesy the establishment of a world government. The term “New World Order” has become a prevalent phrase in the
world’s political culture. Mikhail Gorbachev made the term famous, and Pope John Paul II has referred to it repeatedly. In the
September 12, 1990 issue of the Chicago Tribune, our former president George Bush said, “Iraq is the first test for the New World
Order.” He emphatically stated that the Iraq War is Saddam Hussein against the world. The United Nations’ troops are continually
referred to as the multi-national forces. The decision has been made to establish an interdependent community of nations that will rule
the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this will lead us into a great world government. The formation of this
government is at hand.
or Divine Providence?
Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertaining to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
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Prophecy Tour 2003
Israel • Jordan • Tiberias
Now that the political situation in the Middle East has stabilized, I am very excited to
announce our next tour to the Holy Land. As always, this is a trip of a lifetime. I anticipate
that this one, however, will be extra special. There are two reasons. First, by the time we arrive,
the Road Map for Peace will be in full swing. We will feel the political climate—for most,
euphoria, for some, dread— as we tour the land where God Almighty chose to place His name.
And second, by combining our Israel Tour with a 3-day swing through Jordan, this will be one
of the LEAST EXPENSIVE tours we will ever be able to offer—only $2,095 for 11 days!
I want to personally invite you to join us for Prophecy Tour 2003. You won’t want to miss
We will stand on the Mount of Olives where Jesus will stand when He returns—Visit the
Temple Mount itself where the Third Temple will soon be built—See the cornerstone intend-
ed for the rebuilding of the Third Temple—At the Temple Institute we will see the vessels and
the garments already prepared for resumption of temple worship— Visit the Garden Tomb and
the Garden of Gethsemane—See the site of the coming Battle of Armageddon—We will visit
Judean settlements where Jesus prophesied great tribulation will come in the near future
(Matthew 24:15-21)—Sail across the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on the water—and
much, much more!
Jordan is the only nation that the Bible specifically says will not be invaded by the
Antichrist. Daniel 11:41 speaks of the Antichrist: “He shall enter also into the glorious land,
and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom,
and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” Edom is Petra in southern Jordan, the
Moab Mountains are in Jordan, and Amman is the capital city of the nation of Jordan. While
there we will visit Petra, the incredible ruins of the ancient Roman city, Jerash, and stand on
the top of Mount Nebo—the place from which God showed Moses the Promised Land just
before he died. Mount Nebo overlooks Jericho, and if it’s a clear day, we may catch a glimpse
of Jerusalem in the distance.
How You Can Join Us
The cost for the entire Israel-Jordan trip will be $2,095 plus tips and taxes. We leave from
Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. You can ensure your place on the tour by sending a deposit of $250
Irvin Baxter Jr. — Tour Host as soon as possible. Total payment must be made 60 days before our departure date of
November 3rd. If you have further questions, please call us at 1-800-Endtime. Ask for Debbie.
November 3-13, 2003 Call 1-800-ENDTIME for more information.
Editorial By Irvin Baxter Jr.
Irvin Baxter Jr.
Prophetic Times! Assistant Editor
or two major prophetic fulfillments the destroyer (Saddam), birth of a permanent
to be in progress at the same time is world court and the formation of the United Research
unprecedented in my lifetime. Yet Religions Organization. Yet, I confess—some- Kathy McKinney
that is what we are experiencing times it seems like the things God has proph-
right now. esied are coming to pass so very slowly. Ministry
Allow me to caution you. The modern atten- We find ourselves now in the era of a war Fulfillment Services
tion span has become so short that, if total ful- that scripture says will kill one-third of men. Sheri Woodring
fillment of a prophecy does not happen in six We are also on the brink of events in the
months, we think it’s not going to happen. Middle East that will begin the final seven Radio
Remember, from the time of Jesus’ birth years to Armageddon. If these things don’t Outreach Director
until His resurrection was nearly a lifetime. happen exactly when we think they should, Kara McPeak
Yet that didn’t make His birth any less super- that doesn’t mean they are not going to hap-
natural or His resurrection any less miraculous! pen. They will happen! And they will happen Radio Operations
It simply means that God has a time for every- exactly when God intends for them to occur. Jim Stigleman
thing in His plan to come to pass. When it’s So just because a year or two passes without
time, it will happen. the entire prophetic calendar coming to
During my lifetime, I’ve witnessed the birth fruition, we should not begin to doubt God’s
of the world government structure called the Word. Everything that God has said will come Webmaster, Layout
United Nations, the rebirth of the nation of to pass. Nothing will be left unfulfilled. Dan Barkley
Israel, the world’s worst nuclear accident at
Chernobyl (Ukrainian for wormwood), the fall
of the Berlin Wall, the reign of a man called
Irvin Baxter Jr.
Editor Endtime Ministries
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the inspired
What is Endtime Magazine? Word of God, that Jesus Christ is the
Savior of the world, and that He will
come again to establish a kingdom that
In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United States Bible which he had been teaching since 1968.
shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44).
and other modern nations in the Bible. He also found the After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment
Those who are born again (John 3:3-5)
Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day it was to be torn accelerated rapidly. The decision was made to launch
will have eternal life and rule as kings
down, reuniting Germany, and that event would be the Endtime. The purpose of the magazine is to explain the
and priests with Christ forever.
catalyst to spark an international movement called the prophecies of the Bible and to show that they are now
“New World Order.” These things have now come to being fulfilled in intricate detail.
pass. Articles focus on the soon return of Jesus Christ, the
Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal minister, began Endtime truth of the Bible, and the need for salvation. Endtime does
Ministries in 1986 when he wrote A Message For The not deal with doctrinal controversies, as valid as they may
President, a book explaining the major prophecies of the be. This will be left to other publications.
Letters to the Editor
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U.S. Proposing to Take Promised Land from Israel being done. At the same time, President Bush’s stance that a
Palestinian state should be established on land promised to
How closely is the U.S. spiritually and physically connected Israel by God certainly places him in a precarious position. (See
to the modern nation of Israel? Are our actions in the Middle the article “The Road Map for Peace is the Road Map to
East somehow setting the stage for the confirmation of the Armageddon” in this issue.)
Consider Genesis 15:18 “... the Lord made a covenant with
Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the Confusing 6th Trumpet with Armageddon Is
river of Egypt unto the great river, the Euphrates.” The U.S., Dangerous
Israel’s friend, has just militarily conquered part of that
Promised Land, Iraq. Other potential American targets, Syria, The 6th Trumpet war is going to happen at least 3 1/2 years
Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, also encompass the land in God’s before Armageddon. I have noticed that you skip over this fact
covenant with Abraham. Yet, the “Road Map for Peace” pro- a lot, especially when saying that we are “on the road to
poses taking land from Israel. Armageddon.” I think this is dangerous. Let me explain why.
Does it make sense to look at how the current proposed Everyone knows that Jesus will reign after Armageddon. The
actions of the U.S. is connected with confirming what the Lord Bible says that the Antichrist will reign after the 6th Trumpet.
promised Abraham in Genesis? I am not saying that the U.S. By not differentiating clearly enough between the 6th Trumpet
will complete the work that God promised, only that somehow and Armageddon, many people will conclude that the 6th
our actions may later be used to confirm God’s covenant, lead- Trumpet is Armageddon and therefore mistake the Antichrist
ing to the 6th Trumpet war and later to Armageddon where for the real Christ.
Russia and her allies try to stop us and Jesus completes His
J. Fincher, Aurora, Illinois Reply: You make an excellent point. I had never thought of it
exactly that way before. The 6th Trumpet war will be so horri-
Reply: It appears, from the different biblical descriptions of ble, many may mistake it for Armageddon and then accept the
the Promised Land borders, that very little of Iraq, if any, is part Antichrist as the real messiah. I do want to point out that we
of the Promised Land. Iraq is on the east side of the country of have stated repeatedly that the 6th Trumpet war cannot be the
Jordan. Most of the land of Jordan was not included in the Battle of Armageddon.
Promised Land. Only two tribes settled east of the Jordan River
in part of the area that is now the nation of Jordan. It is true that
the borders extended all the way to the Euphrates in the north Questions from a Christian Arab
part of Israel.
Most Bibles have maps in the back depicting the kingdom of I am a Christian Arab who lives in Louisiana. The situation in
Israel during the time of David and Solomon. It was only in this Israel-Palestine really depresses me. Many nights I pray and can-
era that Israel possessed the entirety of the Promised Land. not sleep, because of how my family is living there under occu-
All this being said, it is still interesting, as you point out, pation. They are given a few hours in a day to get their medi-
what the U.S. is presently doing in the Middle East. It does cine, food, etc. And yes, the Jewish people believe this is their
make us wonder if some preparatory work for the millennium is promise land, but God did not say you have the right to kill
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people for it. How can Israel defend herself by military force and You are spreading the word of God and truth. This is why I
keep building settlements on other people’s lands (also believe there is truth to be told on the other side. I listen to your
Christians’ lands)? We have many lands there, and they are tak- program, because it has touched this Christian Arabic woman’s
ing them as they please without any questions asked. heart through the Word of God. My family and friends teach our
How can we solve a suicide bomber problem by keeping them kids to live in peace. This is how we can make a change. My kids
under occupation and seeing family and friends being killed? I and I listen to your show every day. God bless.
feel the problem is only getting worse. Your views matter to me.
Maybe there is something you can say that might help. Diana, Louisiana
It’s very hard to explain or give a Christian view on this issue.
I understand one must defend themselves from the extremist Reply: There is no doubt that you are in a difficult position.
brutal acts. But I do not understand the suffering and the heavy I don’t know how much you have studied the Israeli position in
force against helpless civilians. Maybe we can see Arafat out and the matter. It’s quite a different story than the position put forth
can have a better leader there. When I was in Bethlehem, we by the Muslim-led Palestinian Authority. For the past 55 years,
went out with our Jewish friends and we understood one anoth- Israel has been dealing with an entity that has one goal in
er. We just wanted to have peace and live together. mind—Israel’s total annihilation. The refugee problem exists
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because Israel’s neighbors, all Muslim-led nations, would not that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”
take the refugees, choosing instead to leave them to suffer for (Galatians 1:8)
future use as political pawns. Israel’s neighbors have initiated, The Apostle John was even stronger: “Whosoever transgres-
thus far, four wars against Israel and lost them all. As a result, seth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.
they have lost territory as well. In the past, Israel has offered to He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the
give back every inch of the territory in exchange for peace, the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not
territory to which you refer. The offer of land for peace was this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him
rejected. God speed.” (II John 1:9-10)
These are very hard realities for a Christian Arab to see. From When the Bible teaches us not to be judgmental, it is not say-
a biblical point of view, you are obligated to recognize that God ing we cannot know truth from error.
gave Israel the land (see Ezekiel 37). But as an Arab, you can see
with your own eyes that your people have been on the receiving
end of some fairly hard shots delivered by the Israelis. While SARS in Prophecy
these military reprisals have been directed at the Muslim
extremists, many unfortunate Christian Arabs living in the same Does SARS relate to endtime Bible prophecy? Is it what Jesus
proximity have had to deal with the blows. And, lest we not for- spoke of in Matthew 24:7-8 when He mentioned pestilence?
get, the Israelis have not acted like Mother Teresa through these Could this be what kills 1/3 of mankind instead of a war?
last 2 1/2 years. Arafat’s regime has targeted Israeli civilians,
while Israel, in response, targets those responsible. There are Multitudes of listeners and readers
civilian casualties. Sometimes this has been because the terror-
ists hide amongst their own innocent woman and children using Reply: SARS would be included in the prophecy of Jesus
them as human shields. And there may also have been Israeli about pestilences. However, it cannot be what kills 1/3 of
abuses. mankind as prophesied in Revelation 9:13-16. An army of 200
According to the Jewish Talmud, the term “Chosen People” million is described as participating in the death of 1/3 of men.
does not mean saved. It means that God chose the Jewish nation This will obviously occur during a war.
to bring the light of a monotheistic message to a dark, pagan
world. It further states that any Jewish person who lives in dis-
obedience loses his chosen status. Feedback
If both Palestinians and Jews would convert to true
Christianity, they would immediately be able to live in peace ● What’s Heard. A statement you made in the commentary,
together. Sad to say, until then there is going to be trouble “Opinion, Not Prediction” in your last magazine was right on
according to the prophecies. The best thing your family can do target. The comment has to do with what folks are actually
is to try to live their lives and stay out of the conflict. hearing and how that can be so different from what is actual-
ly said. What an insightful observation. You stated, however,
that what people hear is “often more important than what is
Passing Judgment said.” On this point I must disagree. There will always be a
majority who don’t get it. I experience this at the state uni-
I suggest that before you pass judgment on any religion, that versity where I am completing my masters. There is a spirit of
you understand exactly what it is you’re passing judgment on. the majority who have a disgust of Truth. I am amazed how I
Have you ever taken the time to educate yourselves on other reli- will very simply explain the truth of God’s provision of salva-
gions? Somehow I doubt that you have. You might be surprised. tion through grace, and what is heard is that God has a huge
“VW” bat of judgment hanging over people’s heads. —T. A. Masdon
First of all, I really liked the letter from Paul Harvey on your
website. I found it very truthful and informative. If anyone says ● Seed Sprouted. A friend of mine used the “Understanding the
they have an “exclusive” interpretation of the Bible, as your site Endtime” material to “plant the seed in me.” From there I
purports to do, then you can be considered, quite correctly, a started to study the Gospels and have since been saved. Your
Cult. Since when are Christians supposed to judge? materials and revelations of prophecy are excellent and well
“An Interfaith Minister” informed, not just opinions and twisting of scripture to fit
Note: These two letters are representative of many we have received theories you have. God bless you all at Endtime Ministries
since our interview with Maureen Fiedler, a Catholic nun who hosts the and I pray that you continue to spread the Good News! —
National Public Radio program, Interfaith Voices. The interview is Mike F.
printed in this magazine.
● Addicted. I want you to know why I am addicted to your
Reply: If you define a cult as anyone who believes we can show: It’s because it really is energized with the obvious con-
know truth from error, then both Jesus and the Apostle Paul clusion found in the scriptures. Like it or not, we will not be
were cult leaders. Jesus said in John 8:24, “I said therefore unto able to stop Bible prophecy. —W. Cooper
you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am
he, ye shall die in your sins.”
Endtime thanks you for your letters. The letters we use in Endtime do not nec-
Paul said concerning the gospel of Christ: “But though we, or essarily reflect the views of Endtime and/or its staff. Endtime reserves the right to
an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than edit letters according to space and editorial style.
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AP WideWorld Photos/John McConnico
Three of the four-member “Quartet” speak to the media on April 30th after the presentation of the “Road Map for Peace” at newly sworn in
Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas’ office in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Shown, from left, Middle East envoys from the EU, Miguel Angel
Moratinos; Russia, Andre Vdovin; UN, Terje Roed-Larsen; and newly appointed Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nabil Shaath.
The Road Map for Peace
The Road Map
BY IRVIN BAXTER JR. Arab-Israeli conflict. the entire world community presented its
But the big question is, “Will it plan for solving the “Holy Land” prob-
n April 30, 2003, the work?” Is it possible for the Quartet, con- lem.
long-awaited Road Map sisting of the U.S., the EU, the Russian
for Peace was presented to Federation and the United Nations, to Background
Israel and the Palestinians succeed where all others have repeatedly In the May/June 2002 issue of Foreign
by the international enti- failed over the last 3,000 years? Affairs magazine, an article appeared
ty called the Quartet. This much vaunted It is true that the face of the Middle espousing a radical new approach to peace
peace plan for the Middle East is intend- East has been changed dramatically by in the Middle East. The article was enti-
ed to forever put to bed the demon of U.S. control of Iraq. And never before has tled, “The Last Negotiation—How to
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AP WideWorld Photo/Mark Elias
End the Middle East Peace Process.” It
contended that Palestinians and Israelis
simply do not have the ability to make
peace together. The article stated that the
time had come for the world community
to formulate a U.S.-led plan for the per-
manent end to the conflict, presenting it
to the two parties.
Foreign Affairs is published by the
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The
CFR has supplied 50% of all cabinet
members to the U.S. government in the
last fifty years, regardless of whether the
party in power was Republican or
Democrat. This has led many people to
believe that the CFR is in reality an invis-
ible government within the government.
Within a couple of weeks of the appear-
ance of this article, U.S. Secretary of State
Colin Powell (a CFR member) announced
that he would convene a meeting of the
world’s four major powers for the purpose
of formulating a Middle East peace plan.
Invited were the European Union, the CFR member Colin Powell, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks before the
Russian Federation, the United Nations Chicago Council on Foreign Relations in 1992.
and, of course, the United States. This
new four-power alliance for peace in the side in peace and security by 2005. This Sharing of Temple Mount
Middle East was given the name, “the peace plan appears to lead directly to the Bible: Revelation 11:1-2 teaches that
Quartet.” fulfillment of the Bible’s prophecies for the temple area of the Temple Mount will
The Quartet met often during the last the endtime. be under Jewish control, while the outer
half of 2002. By December, a peace plan court area of the Temple Mount will be
was completed. The Quartet intended to under Gentile control.
present the plan to Israelis and What does the Road map: The Road Map concerning
Palestinians on December 20, 2002. the Temple Mount calls for: “…a negoti-
However, Israel’s government fell and the Bible prophesy? ated resolution on the status of Jerusalem
presenting was postponed until a new that takes into account the political and
government could be elected. The war The confirmation of covenant religious concerns of both sides, and pro-
with Iraq then began, causing further Bible: The prophecy of Daniel 9:27 tects the religious interests of Jews,
postponement. teaches that the Antichrist, who will be Christians and Muslims worldwide.”
One other problem arose. Since Israel the leader of the international communi- The holiest place on earth for the
and the U.S. were no longer willing to ty, will confirm a covenant (an agreement) Jewish religion is the Temple Mount—
deal with Arafat, they insisted that a concerning the Holy Land and the status the site of their First and Second
Palestinian prime minister be appointed. of Jerusalem. The confirming of this Temples. Muslims revere the Temple
President Bush promised that the Road covenant marks the beginning of the final Mount as their third holiest shrine on
Map would be presented as soon as the seven years to Armageddon. earth, after Mecca and Medina. In order
Palestinians had a prime minister con- Roadmap: The Road Map for Peace was to take into account the interest of both
firmed by the Palestinian Legislative prepared by the international community sides, the Temple Mount will have to be
Council. Mahmoud Abbas was appointed specifically to solve the conflict concern- shared. This is the solution to the Temple
by Arafat (what’s wrong with this pic- ing the Holy Land and the status of Mount dispute that was proposed by
ture?!) as the new prime minister and was Jerusalem. President Clinton at Camp David in July
confirmed by the Palestinian Parliament The Road Map document says: “Parties of 2000.
on April 29, 2003. The Quartet’s Road reach final and comprehensive permanent
Map for Peace was presented to Israelis status agreement that ends the Israel- Building of the Third Temple
and Palestinians on April 30, 2003. Palestinian conflict in 2005…that ends Bible: Both Revelation 11:1-2 & II
the occupation that began in 1967, and Thessalonians 2:3-4 clearly prophesy that
Where does the Road Map lead? includes an agreed, just, fair and realistic a temple will stand on the Temple Mount
The stated goal of the Quartet’s Road solution to the refugee issue, and a nego- during the time of the Antichrist. For the
Map for Peace is a democratic Palestinian tiated resolution on the status of last 2,000 years, Jews around the world
state and an Israeli state living side by Jerusalem.” have prayed toward the site of their First
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and Second Temples. They have said to
each other longingly, “Next year in
Road map: The proposed agreement
calls for “…a negotiated resolution on the by John L. Bryant
status of Jerusalem that takes into
account the political and religious con-
cerns of both sides, and protects the reli- 1. The people of this city worshiped the goddess, Diana.
gious interests of Jews…” A. Jerusalem B. Samaria C. Ephesus D. Corinth
2. Name the Caesar who decreed that all the world would be taxed.
The Antichrist will claim A. Agugustus B. Julius C. Tiberius D. none of these
authority over the Temple Mount 3. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall _____.”
Bible: The passage in II Thessalonians A. Triumph B. See God C. Have rest D. Not mourn
2:3-4 clearly states that the Man of Sin
4. Name the river in which Naaman washed seven times.
(the Antichrist) will sit in the temple of
A. Jordan B. Euphrates C. Nile D. Pison
God, claiming to be God.
Road map: In its document, the 5. What scripture gives God’s first promise of a savior?
Quartet assigns to itself the authority to A. John 3:16 B. Deuteronomy 9:6 C. Isaiah 19:20 D. Genesis 3:15
oversee the resolution of the dispute over 6. The wicked king & queen of Israel during the time of Elijah.
Israel and Jerusalem. It intends to con- A. Ahasuerus-Esther B. Ahab-Jezebel C. David-Michal
vene an international conference that will D. none of these
“…launch a process with the active, sus- 7. What is the longest verse in the Bible?
tained, and operational support of the A. John 11:35 B. Psalms 117:1 C. Esther 8:9 D. Revelation 20:5
Quartet, leading to a final, permanent 8. On what day of the week should one make his gifts?
status resolution in 2005, including on A. Seventh B. Fifth C. Third D. First
borders, Jerusalem, refugees, settle- 9. What was the first plague that God placed on Egypt?
ments…” A. Frogs B. Turned water to blood C. Lice D. Darkness
When President Clinton suggested the 10. God directed David to choose _____ to be king after his death.
sharing of the Temple Mount in 2000, it A. Solomon B. Absalom C. Adonijah D. Saul
was asked who would keep the peace if 11. What is the longest word in the Bible?
Jews and Arabs shared the Temple A. Nebuchadnezzar B. Transfiguration C. Unprofitableness
Mount. Israel’s prime minister at the D. Mahershalalhashbaz
time, Ehud Barak, suggested that the UN
12. Through faith we understand that the worlds were formed by what?
could be placed in charge there. If the
A. A big bang B. The Word of God C. An accident in the heavens
international community were given
authority over the Temple Mount, then it D. Evolution
is easy to see how the leader of the inter- 13. Who said “The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation?”
national community, the Antichrist, A. Lot B. Joshua C. Samuel D. David
could claim to be the sovereign over the 14. Who said speak; for thy servant heareth?”
Temple Mount. A. Eli B. Jonathan C. Samuel D. Moses
15. What is it to “hallow” anything?
Great tribulation will break out A. To treat it as holy B. Make it holey C. To break up clods
in the West Bank area D. Lack in truth
Bible: According to Matthew 24:15- 16. He wrote out the words of God and the king burned them up.
21, when the Antichrist stands in the A. Obadiah B. Nahum C. Jeremiah D. Habakkuk
temple claiming sovereignty over the 17. What reigned from Adam to Moses?
Temple Mount, it will trigger the final A. Turmoil B. Death C. Peace D. Joy
three and one-half years called the Great 18. These three bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word and the _____
Tribulation. This tribulation will focus, _____: and these three are one.
in particular, on those Jews living in A. Holy Ghost B. The Angels C. The planets D. The stars
Judea. Judea is the area often called the 19. These three bear witness in earth, the spirit, the water and the _____: and
West Bank or “the occupied territories.”
these three agree in one.
Road map: The Quartet’s document
A. Foliage B. Blood C. Grass D. Soil
calls for the dismantling of Israeli settle-
ments in the area of Judea and the estab- 20. How many children of Adam and Eve are recorded?
lishment of a Palestinian state there. A. 3 B. 5 C. 7 D. 9
Dispute over this issue is obviously going
to erupt in open conflict during the final Answers on page 23
three and one-half years.
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The world community will
AP WideWorld Photos/ Meir Azoulay
Bible: “For I will gather all nations
against Jerusalem to battle…Then shall
the LORD go forth, and fight against
those nations, as when he fought in the
day of battle. And his feet shall stand in
that day upon the mount of Olives, which
is before Jerusalem on the east…” This
passage in Zechariah 14:2-4 prophesies
concerning the invasion of Israel by “all
nations,” signifying the world communi-
Road map: The Road map calls for the
ending of the occupation and the conflict
by 2005. This will not be achieved. There
may appear to be progress toward peace,
but it will break down.
At some point, the international com-
munity will demand something of Israel
that she is unwilling to obey. It could be
a withdrawal from occupied territories or
it could be the surrender of weapons of
mass destruction. Israel has at least 200
nuclear warheads, even though she has
These defensive Patriot missiles are deployed near Israel’s nuclear research reactor in
never officially admitted it. Arab nations Dimona. The unspoken fact that Israel possesses nuclear weapons may be one of the rea-
have continually insisted that Israel must sons the International Community finally decides to take military action against her.
sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation
Treaty and surrender her nuclear land which I do give to them, even the confirmation of the covenant that the
weapons. to the children of Israel. Every Antichrist is prophesied to confirm seven
President Bush used the premise of place that the sole of your foot shall years prior to Armageddon.
weapons of mass destruction to invade tread upon, that have I given unto
Iraq. The United Nations may use this you, as I said unto Moses. From the Jerusalem
same premise for the prophesied invasion wilderness and this Lebanon even The Road Map calls for negotiations
of Israel. unto the great river, the river concerning the status of Jerusalem. The
Euphrates, all the land of the Palestinians contend that Jerusalem must
As you can see, the major prophetic Hittites, and unto the great sea be the capital of a Palestinian state. Why?
events of the final seven years are all toward the going down of the sun, It has never, in all of history, been the cap-
embodied in the just-presented Road shall be your coast.” ital of a Palestinian state. Jerusalem has
Map for Peace. For prophecies given over only been the capital of the people of
2,000 years ago to be directly impacted The Road Map for Peace blatantly Israel for the last 3,000 years, beginning
by this peace proposal sponsored by the demands that part of this Promised Land during the reign of King David.
international community has to be more be given to the Palestinians—the descen- Almighty God said that He would
than coincidence! dants of the ancient Philistines. place His name in Jerusalem. Satan
(Palestinian is another form of the word always seeks to displace God. The
The Road Map is an antichrist Philistine.) President Bush has come out Palestinians want the name of Allah in
agreement clearly in favor of a Palestinian state side Jerusalem. Muslims do not believe that
Almighty God specifically promised by side with Israel in the Holy Land. The Jesus is the Messiah.
Israel that the Holy Land would be her Road Map calls for Israel to withdraw I John 2:22 declares, “Who is a liar but
homeland forever. In Genesis 15:18, God from some of the Holy Land (It calls it he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?
defined the land as being from the river of occupied territories) so that it can be a He is antichrist…”
Egypt in the south to the Euphrates River Philistine state. The effort by the Muslims to displace
in the north. God promised this land to the people Israel from her God-given Promised Land
In Joshua 1:2-4, the borders of the of Israel; yet President Bush and the is an Antichrist plot. The Road Map for
Promised Land are more specific: Quartet are saying that it should belong Peace is an anti-God, antichrist docu-
to the Philistines. ment, and the international community
“Moses my servant is dead; now This Road Map for Peace is pure and that is attempting to foist this peace doc-
therefore arise, go over this Jordan, simple an anti-God, antichrist agree- ument upon Israel will soon be ruled by
thou, and all this people, unto the ment. It appears very likely that it will be the Antichrist himself!
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from areas occupied since September PHASE III: PERMANENT
28, 2000, and the two sides restore the STATUS AGREEMENT AND END
Road Map for Peace status quo that existed prior to that time. OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN
Palestinian security forces redeploy to CONFLICT
Below is a summary of the Road Map areas vacated by I.D.F. (2004-2005)
for Peace as presented to Israel and the
Palestinians by the United States, the An international conference will be Progress into Phase III, based on con-
European Union, Russia and the convened by the Quartet immediately sensus judgment of Quartet, and taking
United Nations. after the successful conclusion of into account actions of both parties and
Palestinian elections. Quartet monitoring.
The Road Map provides three
phases to its plan. Creation of an independent Palestinian SECOND INTERNATIONAL CON-
state with provisional borders through a FERENCE Convened by Quartet, in con-
PHASE I: ENDING TERROR process of Israeli-Palestinian engage- sultation with the parties, at beginning of
AND VIOLENCE, NORMALIZING ment, launched by the international con- 2004 to endorse agreement reached on an
PALESTINIAN LIFE AND BUILD- ference. independent Palestinian state with provi-
ING PALESTINIAN INSTITUTION sional borders and formally to launch a
(Present through May 2003) Enhanced international role in moni- process with the active, sustained, and
Phase 1 calls for the Palestinians to end toring transition, with the active, sus- operational support of the Quartet,
all terror, violence and incitement. tained, and operational support of the leading to a final, permanent status reso-
During this phase, Palestinian institu- Quartet. lution in 2005, including on borders,
tions required for Palestinian statehood Jerusalem, refugees, settlements; and,
are to be built. This would include draft- Quartet members promote interna- to support progress toward a comprehen-
ing a Palestinian constitution and the tional recognition of Palestinian state, sive Middle East settlement between
holding of free, fair and open elections. including possible U.N. membership. Israel and Lebanon and Israel and Syria, to
be achieved as soon as pos-
• Israeli leadership is sible.
called upon to issue
ments affirming its
Road Map for Peace Parties reach final and
commitments to the nent status agreement
two-state vision of an
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ing for an immediate end tional peace plan is what will spark the beginning 1397, that ends the
to violence against of the end. The World Community has just pre- occupation that began
Palestinians everywhere. sented such a plan to Israel. in 1967, and includes an
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TRANSITION interests of Jews,
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As comprehensive secu- This looks very much like the Confirmation of the the vision of two states,
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Interview on Interfaith
Endtime Speaks with NPR’s Maureen Fiedler, a Catholic nun
and host of the program “Interfaith Voices”
any people contend
that religious conflict
is the number one
cause of war on earth.
Some even believe that
President Bush’s War on Terrorism is
really a conflict between the Muslim
world and the West. The proponents of
this belief have given birth to a new mode
of religious thinking called Interfaithism.
They believe, if respect can be fostered
between the different religions of the
world, that a new era of peace will result.
The following interview was recently
conducted by Endtime on “Politics &
Religion” with Maureen Fiedler, the host
of the NPR program “Interfaith Voices,”
Baxter: Maureen, would you define
“the interfaith movement”?
Fiedler: The United States is now the
most religiously diverse country on the
face of the earth. We know that globaliza-
tion includes the intermingling of various
faith traditions. Many believe that, in the
effort to understand and get along with
one another, a dialog is needed to help us
understand and appreciate the beauty
that is in the different faith traditions of
Baxter: How did you become
Fiedler: I’m a Roman Catholic. In fact,
I’m a nun. I have been concerned with
interfaith work, and have been a part of
several social justice coalitions on various
issues. I have become very aware of the
teachings of Judaism, Buddhism, etc.,
and of a need to understand Islam, which
is looming very large in the struggles in
the Middle East. I also wanted to promote
an understanding, particularly in the
media, of not just Islam, but of all faith
This poster comes from Notre Dame, the famed Catholic university. This gay and lesbian
Kill the infidels committee is officially sanctioned and acts in an advisory role to Notre Dame’s V.P.
Sax: Just after 9/11, everybody pulled
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out their Korans and asked, “What could Fiedler: Well, let me preface this with Fiedler: Tradition includes the rituals;
have motivated these guys to do that?” a couple of things. I’m not convinced that it is the way in which a religion is actual-
Many different views were presented. religion is at the root of wars. I think wars ly carried out, such as having a clergy and
Some people cited verses such as “Kill the are mostly fought over raw power, over a hierarchy, how decisions are made, etc.
infidels. If you do that there’s a special who controls territory, people, economics It is more than doctrine. It includes a lot
reward in heaven”, and concluded, or resources. I think religion is used as a of the ambiance of religion.
“There’s no doubt as to why they did theological cover for that and can often
these things.” At the same time, others intensify conflict because it raises pas- The Muslim Jesus
said, “This is not what Islam represents at sions that are not raised by some of the Baxter: I have been hearing the term
all. Yes, the Koran may say that, but it is other root causes. Regarding religious “global spirituality” more frequently. Do
out of context.” What’s the deal? exclusiveness, I think there is a very dan- the people that you interview on NPR see
gerous tendency in today’s world to say the emergence of a “global spirituality”?
Fiedler: It’s interesting that you that we have the truth and nobody else
should choose the phrase “Kill the infi- has even a part of it. Therefore, in order to Fiedler: Yes and no. I certainly have
dels” because that first became famous, be saved, you must be converted to my talked to many people, at least
not from the mouths of Muslims, but way of looking at things or the faith tra- Americans, who will characterize them-
from the mouths of Christians in the dition into which I was born. I think it is selves as spiritual but not religious, which
Middle Ages who led the Crusades the height of arrogance. Whether the per- means different things for different peo-
against the Muslims. They were the first son saying it is a Christian, Hindu, ple. They believe in a spiritual life. They
ones to use that word. I think it’s neces- Muslim or Jew, people in all those tradi- have a sense of an eternal or Supreme
sary to look in the Bible where there are tions have said that. Being and of a hereafter, but they don’t
plenty of war-like references, particularly want to be tied to a particular religious
in the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Sax: Not to mention Cardinal denomination.
Testament such as the book of Judges and Ratzinger?
so forth. These can easily be interpreted as Baxter: You said that the present
a justification for violence. In all of our Fiedler: Yes, he was the Prefect of Vatican would probably lean toward
traditions, there are things, which, if Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith in exclusiveness. I found that interesting in
taken out of the context of the larger faith the Vatican. Catholicism is very famous light of the new Roman Catholic
and the larger teaching, can justify some for that. I think we narrow and limit God Catechism’s teaching toward Muslims. It
horrible things. and His ability to speak to human beings states that “the plan of salvation includes
It’s certainly been done with Islam in in different ways, cultures and faith tradi- those who embrace the one God, in the
which people have pulled out phrases tions. first place among whom are the
from the Koran and used them to justify Muslims.” I’m assuming that this was
Jihad. It’s been done with Christianity Sax: Officially, is the Catholic Church approved by the present Pope and the
and Judaism as well. I’ve known Hindus exclusive or inclusive? Vatican. Does that accurately reflect
who can do it from the Veda. I think that where they stand today?
in all of those faith traditions, the larger Fiedler: It’s mixed. Today, it would be
message is one of love and compassion closer to a more exclusive view although Fiedler: Yes. I think that that would
and understanding one another. The core they would certainly recognize that accurately reflect where practically all of
teaching is not to kill or hate one anoth- Protestantism would be included in the mainstream Christianity would stand.
er. Unfortunately, there are people who world of salvation. However, the Vatican Muslims, Jews and Christians are often
will misuse a tradition in all of those is very interested in good interfaith rela- called “the Abrahamic traditions” because
faiths. tions. Many theologians today have they all trace their roots back to
argued the matter. Karl Rahner was try- Abraham. Muslims recognize, not only
Religious exclusiveness ing to deal with the question of how to Abraham, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and most of
Baxter: In Mikhail Gorbachev’s book expect somebody to accept Christ if they the Hebrew prophets, but they also rec-
Perestroika, he talked about the danger of had never heard of Him. He said there are ognize Jesus. In fact, a devout Muslim
religious exclusiveness, which he sees as places in the world where people were will use the phrase “Peace be upon him”
the root cause for most wars. It is the result accepting Christ without realizing it as a after the word Jesus, as they do when they
of a religion saying, “You must believe this part of other faith traditions. He said talk about Mohammad. There are defi-
or you will be eternally damned to hell.” If there are many other people who, while nitely linkages between those three faith
the belief is strong enough, the compul- embracing other faith traditions, are traditions.
sion is to convert all people who do not embracing many of the values of
hold that faith. He asserted that this cre- Christianity. He used the phrase, Sax: But Muslims do not believe that
ates religious strife, which ultimately “Anonymous Christians.” Jesus was the Messiah.
degenerates into war. What about reli-
gious exclusiveness from a Christian view- Sax: What’s main the difference Fiedler: No, they would recognize
point? Are we to say that people can be between faith tradition and religious doc- Jesus as a prophet, and would talk about
saved without faith in Jesus Christ? trine? Him that way.
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Sax: So that would not be the Jesus of
Photo Credit: Evan Eile
the New Testament.
Fiedler: That depends on how you look
at the New Testament. Christians would
describe Jesus in many more terms and
have a much broader understanding of
His role than Muslims would.
Not taking the scriptures
Baxter: As a Roman Catholic nun,
how do you approach scriptures such as I
John 2:22 that says, “...he that denieth
that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist.”
And Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salva-
tion in any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.” Can we say
that the Muslims are included in salva-
tion when the Bible seems to teach that to
not accept Jesus as the Messiah would
throw you into an antichrist position?
Fiedler: First of all, Catholics do not In the studio at WAMU in Washington is Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of National Public
take the scriptures literally. Catholics Radio’s “Interfaith Voices,” a program that promotes “religious tolerance and interfaith
look at any piece of scripture in terms of understanding.”
the overall message of the Gospel and the
teaching of Jesus. No single passage is the religions of our world? gion was. It’s probably an earth-based
looked at in and of itself. Let me give you spirituality of some kind.
an example. If you read the passage that Fiedler: I hope it’s going to lead us to
Paul wrote about women that says, “wives understand one another and lead us to a Sax: That would be a good example.
be subject to your husbands”, and where more peaceful world. There is a group Let’s take a look at people who worship
Peter says, “Servants, be subject to your based in Chicago called the Parliament of nature and the pagan movement. Nature
masters with all fear; not only to the good World Religions. They have periodic con- is their god, Gaia.
and gentle, but also to the forward”, we ferences in which people from various
would see that they are reflecting the cul- religious traditions meet. It’s an attempt Fiedler: The Wiccans’ tradition is an
ture of their time. However, today we to understand one another’s teachings, earth-based spirituality as well. I think
would see them as being in conflict with cultural context and rituals. there are genuine spiritualities that have
the Gospel’s larger message of love and You used the phrase, “global spirituali- to be respected. I’ve interviewed these
equality. So, we don’t read them literally. ty”. I don’t think that it means leaving people, and very often I’ve found them to
At least, most mainstream Christians and aside a specifically Christian, Muslim or be deeply spiritual. I can’t sit in judg-
I would not. It would be the same with Jewish spirituality. I could be a deeply ment, nor do I pretend to. I think I would
these passages. Christian person, and I can acknowledge be terribly arrogant. In addition, in the
Furthermore, in Catholic teaching, that Christ is at the center of my life and last fifteen to twenty years of Christian
there is very strong belief in conscience, spirituality. Yet, I can still love and spirituality and theology, there is a new
and that a person is not just permitted, respect the person who holds at the center teaching called creation spirituality and
but required to follow his or her con- of his life Allah, Mohammad, Moses, theology. It tries to incorporate our
science. We should have an informed con- David, Buddha or Krishna, and try to understandings of creation and the physi-
science as well, but even if we are misin- understand them better. cal earth into our theology and spirituali-
formed, we should follow it. I think that ty in the church.
people of another faith tradition who gen- Baxter: Would a person who wor-
uinely and devoutly believe in Islam, for shipped Baal be included under this big Sax: I’m going to paint a picture of
example, would also be bound to follow umbrella? In the Old Testament, there somebody. He’s an Islamic fundamental-
their conscience, and that God would love were many false religions and false gods. ist. He believes that everything in which
them for doing so. What would the difference be in today’s the 9-11 hijackers believe. Do I have to
world? respect him?
Accepting Baal worshippers
Baxter: Where is interfaithism leading Fiedler: I have no idea what that reli- Fiedler: I have to respect him as a per-
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son. I don’t have to respect his beliefs in Fiedler: Sure. It’s possible to love Fiedler: In some sense I agree with
the sense that they lead to violence. I somebody without agreeing with them that, yes.
would look at this the way I would the and disagree with their interpretation of,
version of Christianity that lead to the for example, the death of Jesus. However, Sax: In what sense would you disagree?
Crusades, for example. to them it is a valid belief system. I would
say that the vast majority of Muslims in Fiedler: Let me say why I agree first.
Sax: In what sense are you using the the world probably have never heard any For many people it is an honest and con-
word respect? Do you believe that the interpretation of the death of Jesus other science-led belief that they have, and it is
9/11 hijackers are in heaven? then what they learned as a Muslim. They their pathway to God.
would probably find it hard to believe a
Fiedler: I have no way of knowing. Christian interpretation. Sax: What if it’s a wrong belief?
They obviously thought they were going
there. From my perspective and from Thumbs down on Fiedler: Well, who am I to judge that?
what I think about any world tradition I proselytizing I think that’s arrogant to be honest with
would highly doubt it. Sax: I have heard that the definition of you. I can’t say that one belief system is
Interfaithism is simply the belief that all wrong or right. I don’t even like those
Sax: They believe in the God of religions are valid pathways to God. Is words when it comes to religion and
Abraham, the Creator. According to the that legitimate? faith.
Catholic Church, the plan of
salvation includes the Sax: But we both agree that
Muslims. the 9/11 hijackers were wrong.
I don’t believe that their belief
Fiedler: Do you believe was a valid pathway to God.
that the Crusaders went to How do we proselytize people
heaven? They thought that who desperately need to know
they would if they killed the that Jesus died for their sins?
Muslim infidels. In both
cases, I see that as a misuse of Fiedler: I’m not a fan of pros-
a faith tradition. elytizing. I think people
become attracted to a faith tra-
Sax: Based on my under- dition, not because somebody
standing of what the cru- preaches at them, but because
saders’ Bible taught, I do not somebody lives that faith in
believe they would have gone such a distinctive, loving and
to heaven. compassionate way that it is
overwhelmingly attractive to
Fiedler: Right. I don’t them.
think any of us can dare to For example, when I read the
make the judgments of God Acts of the Apostles in the New
in terms of what happens to Testament, I think that’s how
somebody in the afterlife. Christianity spread so rapidly.
It was so obvious that these
Baxter: Does it then follow Christians loved one another.
that to respect a person is to You do it by living Christianity
validate their belief system? to its fullest and providing that
For example, the Muslim reli- witness to somebody else. Then
gion teaches that Jesus Christ they will come to you with
did not die on the cross, and questions like, “Why is it that
that the crucifixion story was you live more simply than other
made up by distortions of the people, that material goods
Bible. However, the death of don’t seem to the be all and end
Christ on the cross is very all of your life?” That gives you
central to the Christian faith. the opening to talk about Jesus.
Another poster found around the Notre Dame campus invited the
Can’t I believe that a religion
students of this Catholic institution to “experience an evening of
is wrong and yet not be hateful Baxter: Jesus said, “… if ye
Hindu prayer and meditation as the first in a series exploring the
towards those people? Isn’t it believe not that I am he
beliefs and practices of the world’s great faith traditions.” The event
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can’t validate him or her? entereth not by the door into
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the sheepfold, but climbeth up some think ye have eternal life: and they are
other way, the same is a thief and a rob- they which testify of me.”
ber.” How do you reconcile those state- “I can’t say that This interview gives a pretty accurate
ments with some of the tenets of depiction of the interfaith movement
Interfaithism? one belief system is embraced by the vast majority of today’s
globalists. There is a world government,
Fiedler: Interfaithism is really an wrong or right. I and a world religious dynamic taking
effort to try to come together and under- place here, and it all centers around
stand other faith traditions. I don’t look don’t even like Interfaithism. ❏
at those as absolutist statements. I look
at them in terms of the larger message of those words when it
who Jesus was and what He did. He did-
n’t turn anybody away. He dealt with comes to religion
centurions and Samaritans. He dealt
with all people that came into His world and faith. FREE WEEKLY
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Judaism. He had a problem with people “Search the scriptures; for in them ye
whom He felt were misusing Judaism,
much as the 9/11 hijackers misused
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6th Trumpet Watch
Did WW III Begin on 9/11?
AP WideWorld Photo/Burhan Ozbilici
BY IRVIN BAXTER JR. Thomas Friedman and James
o you remember where Woolsey are right, we are
you were when you saw already in World War III
those airplanes knifing now. The Bible states that
into the Trade Towers? this war will end up killing
Next came pictures of “the third part of men”
the Pentagon and that sense of forebod- (Revelation 9:13-16).
ing. What does this mean? Where will it So the question is, are we in
lead us as a nation? I don’t think any of us it now? Did it, in fact, begin
sensed at the time exactly what was going on 9/11?
on. We’ve now had a while to appraise
these events. The burning and critical After the first Gulf War
question we’re asking is this: Did 9/11 Back in 1991, there was a
start World War III? group of men who were upset
Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs by the outcome of the Gulf
columnist for the New York Times recently War. They did not want
expressed the belief that 9/11 was the Saddam Hussein remaining in
beginning of World War III. Former CIA power, nor the terrorists left
director, James Woolsey, who considers undisturbed. Consequently,
the Cold War to have been World War they began to think and talk
III, said that he thought the United about the way things should
States was now engaged in World War be.
IV. Both of these men expressed that the In 1992, a document was The blueprint being followed by the Bush administration
attacks of 9/11 marked the beginning of written, a Blueprint for was actually penned in 1992 by Paul Wolfowitz, now U.S
WW III just as Pearl Harbor was the America. The principle author Deputy Defense Secretary.
beginning of WW II. Why would these of this document was Paul
two insiders along with many others Wolfowitz. In it, Wolfowitz advocated power, and, as a result, the proposed for-
express the opinion that we have now preemptive action, and said that Iraq and eign policy was never implemented. It
entered the next World War? North Korea would have to be dealt with has been estimated that, during the
President Bush made a speech two days someday. Clinton years, defense spending in real
after 9/11. In that speech he said, “Today That sounded drastic in 1992 because terms was decreased by 40%. The mili-
we are declaring war on terrorism. This the accepted thinking of the time was tary faced neglect and an almost complete
will be a long war, perhaps as long as ten that any war, except one launched for stop to new weaponry development.
years.” How could he know this? At the defensive reasons, was a war crime. This In 1997, Paul Wolfowitz put together
time, we still didn’t know who was was especially true for a war that was not another paper entitled “Rebuilding
responsible for the attack. previously approved by the United America’s Defenses.” In this document,
For a while, I wondered if there wasn’t Nations Security Council. Yet, Wolfowitz he brought back the concept that he had
more that we were not being told about was advocating preemptive action against originally penned in 1992, but this time
this particular story. While I am not terrorists in 1992 during President Bush, the words were not softened. In particu-
implying at all that President Bush had Sr.’s administration. Because it was lar, on page fourteen of this document it
foreknowledge of the attack on the Trade believed that this document would states, “Indeed the United States has for
Towers, I have now learned that the war frighten the public if it became known, decades sought to play a more permanent
on terrorism had been planned at least Dick Cheney, then Defense Secretary, was role in Gulf regional security. While the
nine years before 9/11. asked to rewrite the document making it unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the
We are nearly two years into the more acceptable to the world. It was immediate justification, the need for a
President’s ten-year war. If President finally published in 1993 under the title substantial American force presence in
Bush’s estimate is accurate, we have eight “Defense Strategy for the 1990’s.” the Gulf transcends the issue of the
more years to go. All of this is especially That strategy was never implemented regime of Saddam Hussein.”
interesting because there are prophecies because Bush was defeated in the 1992 Wolfowitz was saying the situation in
in the Bible about World War III. If elections. President Clinton came to Iraq provides us with a justification for
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