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WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
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Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or 3. WORLDWIDE NUMBERING SYSTEM PRE-
not we are living in the last days before the second coming DICTED: In Revelation chapter 13, the Bible prophesies
of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic that a world dictator will soon rule over a world govern-
proof that this is the last times. All of the proofs below ment. He will cause all people on the earth to receive a
taken together defy coincidence. 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
1. EUPHRATES RIVER TO BE DRIED UP: In world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our
Revelation 16:12, social security number. In the last few years we have seen
the Bible predicts this number extended to small children. A child without a
that the Euphrates social security number cannot be declared as a dependent on
River will be dried an income tax return. We have seen the emergence of elec-
up to prepare the tronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people
way for the kings are urging the abolishment of cash. All of these things could
of the east to in- not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only
vade Israel. This after the invention of the computer could such a worldwide
will happen at the numbering system be administered.
time of the battle
of Armageddon 4. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW WORLD
according to verse ORDER: Revelation 13:7 and Daniel 7:23 prophesy the
16 of the same establishment of a
chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at world government.
which time Jesus Christ will return and fight on the side of We recently have
the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will estab- seen the term “new
lish His kingdom and usher in His 1000-year reign of world order” being
peace. used by the leading
On January 13th, 1990, the Indianapolis Star carried the political people of our
headline “Turkey will cut off flow of Euphrates for 1 world. Mikhail
month.” The article stated that a huge reservoir had been Gorbachev has made
built by Turkey. While filling up the reservoir, the flow of the term famous, and
the Euphrates would be stopped for one month and a con- Pope John Paul II has
crete plug for a diversion channel built. These things have referred to it repeat-
now been done. With this newly built dam, Turkey has the edly. Finally our
ability to stop the Euphrates River at will. The conditions former President,
for fulfilling this 1900 year old prophecy are now in place! George Bush, in the
Chicago Tribune, September 12, 1990, said “Iraq is the
2. CHINA GOES TO WAR: In Revelation 9:15- first test for the new world order.” He stated emphatically
16, the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million that the Iraq War is Saddam Hussein against the world. The
soldiers will launch a United Nations troops are continually referred to as the
war which will kill multi-national forces. The decision has been made to estab-
“the third part of lish an interdependent community of nations that will rule
men”. Never in the the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says
history of the world, that this will lead us into a great world government. We can
until our present gen- see this happening right before our eyes.
eration, has there
been a power on COINCIDENCE OR DIVINE PROVIDENCE? The
earth that could field Euphrates River can be dried up, the necessary 200 million
200 million soldiers. man army is available, a worldwide numbering system is
However, the late possible because of the computer, and now the new world
ruler of China, Mao order is appearing.
Tsetung boasted in
his diary that he Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertain-
could field an army of 200 million. We see that this ing to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
prophecy pertaining to the very last times could not ever
have been fulfilled until now. Hardly!
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want to re-emphasize that we could marks the beginning of the final seven
well be living in the most impor- years, preceding Armageddon, will occur
tant year of prophetic fulfillment yet this year.
since the crucifixion of Jesus. It still Every area of Bible prophecy is being
appears very likely that the prophe- fulfilled at an unprecedented pace.
sied war that will kill “the third part of The specter of the coming China War
men” will take place within the next few has triggered plans here at Endtime to
months. It’s also very possible that the place a full-page ad in USA Today in
“confirmation of the covenant” which order to warn America of the pending
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Letters to Endtime
The Ten-Horned Kingdom and Great Britain ceed. We know this because the Bible prophesies that the world’s
I have been reading your book, A Message for the President. I final battle, Armageddon, will be fought over control of Jerusalem.
came upon something that I may be misunderstanding con- The report you received about the Arabs building a temple
cerning the Ten Nation Union. I don’t have too much north of the Dome of the Rock is not true. They would never ini-
knowledge concerning biblical prophecy, but I am trying to tiate such an action. There has been talk about the Jews building
improve in this area. You stated in Chapter 1 that Great a temple there. It appears that this is what will happen.
Britain applied for membership to the European Common
Market. If the lion is supposed to represent Great Britain and
Great Britain is a member of the European Common Market, “Sorcery” refers to witchcraft
isn’t Great Britain being represented twice on the beast; once The scripture says in Revelation 18:23, “...for by thy sor-
as the head of the lion and once as a horn on the ten-horned ceries were all the nations deceived.” What do you believe
beast? Could you please explain this to me? that is referring to? I understand “sorcery” in the scripture is re-
Tonight, I was sitting around discussing the Palestinian- ferring to drugs. Please respond as soon as possible.
Jewish issues that are left to be resolved. I couldn’t believe it,
but some of them were citing the Jewish people as the trouble. Sincerely,
They said that the Jews never had Jerusalem in their posses- S. Laughlin
sion at any time. They contended that, before the 1948 War, Ft. Worth, TX
Palestinians lived there and called Jerusalem their city. Is this
true? He also said the Moslems were planning on building a Reply: The word sorcery refers to witchcraft and mysticism.
temple on the site next to the Dome of the Rock. Have you Chapters 17 and 18 of Revelation prophesy of the Vatican.
heard anything about this? When in Rome several years ago, our Roman Catholic guide told
us that the word Vatican meant the hill of the magicians and the
Thank you, soothsayers. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! I knew that
C. Jones this scripture said the Vatican would be filled with sorceries, but
Plainfield, IN until then I didn’t know that this was the literal meaning of
Reply: When you refer to Britain being represented twice, I think
you are referring to the seven-headed ten-horned beast of Revelation
13. It does have the mouth of the lion and the ten horns of the ten- “Unity” and the One-World Religion
horned kingdom. If the European Union (formerly called the I’m writing to find out what you think about unity. All of
Common Market) is the ten-horn kingdom and if Britain remains the world, even Pope John Paul II, is calling for the unity of
a member in the European Union, then Britain would then be men- Catholics, Buddhists, Muslims, etc. Could it be possible that
tioned twice in this passage. the first beast of Revelation 13:3 is Pope John Paul II? The
In the Daniel 7 prophecy, the ten-horned beast is described as scripture says one of the heads of the beast was wounded as it
being the last kingdom to arise. This could explain why Britain is were unto death. Could the wound be the assassination at-
duplicated. It is also very possible that the European Union will not tempt made on the pope’s life in the 80’s that left a mark and
end up being the ten-nation union. This must be considered since was healed? Could it be that the image in Revelation 14:11 is
the European Union now has fifteen members and is negotiating to speaking about the statue of the Virgin Mary?
The Jews possessed Jerusalem from 1004 BC, when King David C. Connelly
conquered it, until 70 AD when the Romans conquered the city and St. Petersburg, FL
drove the Jews out. When Jews began to return to Israel in the early
1900’s, it is my understanding that they bought the lands and homes Reply: The drive toward unity that we are witnessing in our
from the people living there. When the United Nations partitioned world is the formation of the one-world government and the one-
the Holy Land between Jews and Palestinians in 1947, the UN de- world religious system that is prophesied in scripture. True
clared that Jerusalem was to be an international city under UN Christians should have no part in it.
administration. The Arabs refused to accept this decision and The first beast of Revelation 13 symbolizes the coming global po-
launched a war against Israel. The control of Jerusalem has been litical leader, the Antichrist, and his world government. The second
determined by war from that time until this. Negotiations are beast in Revelation 13 represents the False Prophet, the personage
presently underway to determine the final status of Jerusalem. The that will be the religious partner of the Antichrist. Whoever is pope
deadline that has been set to achieve an agreement on final status is at the time of the Antichrist will fill the role of the False Prophet. We
September 13, 2000. These negotiations ultimately will not suc- know this because the global government of the Antichrist will be a
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revival of the Holy Roman Empire. There have always been two Some people believe that the New Jerusalem is a physical city.
rulers in the Holy Roman Empire—a political leader and a religious Others contend that it is a symbolic description of the church. I’m
leader. The political leader has been from Europe and the religious not positive whether there will be a literal city or not. But I do know
leader has always been the pope of Rome. It seems almost certain that the New Jerusalem is a description of the church.
that the final head of the Holy Roman Empire will be no different. We are able to know this because of Revelation 21: 9-10, "And
If Pope John Paul II is to fill the role of the False Prophet, there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven
events will have to move very quickly. He will soon be eighty vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying,
years old. It is interesting that Pope John Paul II has venerated Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he
Mary more than any other pope. carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and
shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God.”
Taking the “Mark of the Beast” accidentally Notice that the angel promised to show John the Lamb’s wife.
I really enjoy reading your Endtime Magazines. They are so Then he showed him the New Jerusalem.
true on what is happening in this crazy world. I have already Revelation 22:1 describes a pure river of the water of life in the
finished your book, A Message for the President. It really ex- New Jerusalem. In John 4:14, Jesus described this same river of
plained a lot to me that I would have never figured out on my life. "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall
own. My family and I are praying for your ministry. never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well
I am using the Understanding the Endtime manual as a wit- of water springing up into everlasting life.”
nessing tool. I have two Bible studies already. If one person Revelation 22:17 also describes this water of life as a spiritual
will hear the gospel and be saved, it will be worth everything. thing, “And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let
Anyway, one of the men in my Bible study wanted to know if him take the water of life freely.”
you could take the Mark of the Beast accidentally and if it Revelation 22:2 speaks of the tree of life bearing twelve man-
would literally be the number 666? ner of fruits. This has to be referring to the fruit of the spirit that
If you could let me know as soon as possible, I will tell these is produced by all who become a partaker of the tree of life.
God bless you, Cloning and the Soul
S. Reece You may have already covered the subject of cloning, but
Muncie, IN would you please cover it again sometime in your magazine? I
can see where an animal can be cloned, but I want to know
Reply: Daniel 12:10 states concerning the endtime, “...none of what you think about humans being cloned. The Bible says
the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” There that the soul of a man goes upward, and the soul of an animal
will be many people that will accept the mark of the beast without goes downward. I cannot fathom a human being, being
question. That’s the reason it is so important to understand the cloned, because we have a soul. How could God allow this to
prophetic events that are unfolding right now. happen? I also listen to you on short-wave radio. I value your
The mark will almost certainly not literally be 666. Revelation opinion very much.
13:18 says, “Let him that hath understanding count the number of Sincerely,
the beast..." Another passage says the mark will be the name of the R. & D. Jackson
beast or the number of his name. Internet
There are several things I have decided that I will never do. I will
never pledge allegiance to any man except for Jesus Christ. I will Reply: If the cloning of a human being actually were accom-
never pledge allegiance to the United Nations or any other world plished, it would be my opinion that God would still impart to that
government organization. And if the phrase “under God” is ever human being its own unique soul. I seriously doubt that we will
omitted from the U.S. pledge of allegiance, I will no longer be able have to worry about this since the time of the Second Coming is so
to take that pledge. near.
I also will never take a name or number on my body or under
Endtime thanks you for your
letters. The letters we use in
The New Jerusalem is the Church
I have gotten a few of your videos and enjoyed them very Endtime do not necessarily reflect
much. Do you think you could explain what Revelation 22:1-
2 means? I am very interested in Bible prophecy. Thank you. the views of Endtime and/or its staff.
Endtime reserves the right to edit
V. Gustafson letters according to space and edi-
Reply: This passage is describing a scene in the New Jerusalem.
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The Men Who
Run the World
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…”
II Thessalonians 2:7
by Irvin Baxter Jr.
AP Wideworld Photo/Reed Saxon
emember those heady six
years when Mikhail
world events so completely
that Ted Turner said he was
the greatest world leader in the last 2,000
years? The Velvet Revolution, the fall of
the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold
War, the birth of the New World Order,
a Nobel Peace Prize and the dissolution
of the Soviet Union all occurred in such
rapid succession that it almost took our
Then suddenly he was gone. Did he Ted Turner and three others were honored Gorbachev for their efforts in protecting the environ-
just burn himself out? Does such a dy- ment by Global Green USA, an affiliate of the conservation organization Green Cross
namic leader become content to just fade International, founded by Gorbachev.
into the pages of history? Or has he per-
haps found other ways to pursue the lofty
goals of his much-vaunted New World founded an international environmental Javier Peres de Cuellar (ex-Secretary-
Order? organization called Green Cross General of the UN) to serve on the
Gorbachev left the Soviet Union in International. He also managed to be board of directors. His two presidential
1991. He immediately, as though it had named president of this new organiza- advisors for Green Cross International
already been planned, launched the tion. Since that time, environmental are Robert Redford and CNN’s Ted
Gorbachev Fund. He described the Fund issues have asserted their dominance Turner.
as a think-tank whose purpose was to ex- over every business, building project,
plore the path that global governance military activity and individual life. Maurice Strong
should take as mankind progressed into Green Cross International is no fly-by- Who is this Maurice Strong with
the interdependent global society. night organization. Gorbachev was whom Gorbachev seems to have so
Working with Maurice Strong, immediately able to enlist Yoko Ono much in common? Strong is a Canadian
General-Secretary of the highly publi- (widow of John Lennon), Olivia Newton multi-billionaire, an avid believer in
cized Earth Summit of 1992, Gorbachev John, John Denver, Carl Sagan and global government and a convinced so-
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cialist. Interestingly, he owns a 10,000-
acre ranch in Colorado that serves as a
new-age spiritual retreat for believers in
universal spirituality. A Zen Buddhist
temple has been built there, Zoroastrians
have a worship center there, as well as
many other like-minded New Age cults.
The deeper we investigate, the
stranger this story becomes. In the early
90’s, President Clinton became unhappy
with the operation of the United
Nations. He claimed the organization
was in desperate need of reform. Using
the U.S. veto, he blocked the appoint-
ment of Boutros Boutros-Ghali for a
second term as UN Secretary-General.
He then handpicked his successor—the
present Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.
Annan proceeded to create a new
position at the UN—Under Secretary-
General for UN Reform. He then
announced the person chosen to reform The groundwork is being laid for the prophesied Antichrist to take control of a world government.
the United Nations, preparing it for The circle of intrigue is undeniable.
world governance in the emerging 21st
Century. Why were we not surprised mous environmental book, Earth in the only scratched the surface.
when he chose New Age, globalist, so- Balance.
cialist Maurice Strong? Strobe Talbott
Timothy Wirth In 1992, Strobe Talbott wrote an arti-
Ted Turner Ted Turner didn’t want his $1 billion cle for Time magazine, entitled, “The
In the meantime, Gorbachev admirer UN contribution to be wasted. He Birth of the Global Nation.” In the arti-
Ted Turner believes so strongly in the needed someone to administer the cle he stated that U.S. sovereignty as we
destiny of the UN that he decided to give proper distribution of the donation. have known it will cease to exist in the
the largest single gift ever granted to an Timothy Wirth, serving as Under- 21st Century. He asserted that all na-
organization. He announced that he Secretary of State for Global Affairs in tions would soon answer to a single
would bestow $1 billion dollars to ad- the Clinton State Department, accepted global authority. But why should we care
vance the UN’s mission. This is the same the job. However, when we see how in- at all what Strobe Talbott says?
Ted Turner that has controlling interest tertwined the U.S. and the UN really Talbott has been very close to
in Time Warner, which has now entered are, it becomes clear that, when Wirth President Clinton for a long time. They
into partnership with America Online left the U.S. State Department to ad- were roommates while attending college
(AOL). minister the grant, he was still working as Rhodes Scholars in London. When
with the same people toward the same Clinton took office in 1993, one of the
Al Gore goals. first things that he did was to make
Once Strong joined Annan at the Strobe Talbott Deputy Secretary of State.
UN, it was decided that a visit to the Bill Clinton Talbott has been the key foreign policy
White House would be in order. The Let’s pause a moment to pull this web advisor to Clinton throughout his entire
U.S. Congress was refusing to pay close of power together. President Clinton administration. So one of the most pow-
attention to $1 billion in back dues to handpicked Kofi Annan; Annan ap- erful members of the U.S. State
the UN. This had been done in order to pointed Maurice Strong; Strong is a good Department believes that United States’
prod the UN into accomplishing the friend of Al Gore; Strong works hand-in- sovereignty is soon to be over!
needed reforms. Strong was asked to ac- hand with Mikhail Gorbachev; Ted
company Annan to the White House in Turner is presidential advisor to Robert Muller
an attempt to obtain payment because Gorbachev; Turner donates $1 billion Where in the world does Strobe
Strong had a very close friend in the dollars to the UN; Wirth leaves the Talbott come up with these outlandish
Clinton administration—Vice-President Clinton administration to work for ideas? It’s interesting to notice that
Al Gore. Both Strong and Gore are avid Turner. Robert Muller published a book in 1991
environmentalists and globalists. Of You have to admit that this is getting titled The Birth of a Global Civilization. In
course, Gore is the author of his now fa- interesting! But believe me, we have 1992, Talbott wrote his article, “The
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The men who run the world
Birth of the Global Nation.” It appears it! The Assistant
Episcopal Diocese of California
that Muller’s book was what inspired Secretary-General to
Talbott’s article. At least, the principles three Secretary-Generals
set forth in Muller’s book certainly sound of the UN crediting a
like the ideas advocated by Talbott. “spirit guide” and Lucifer
So who is this Robert Muller? He Publishing for his inspira-
worked in the UN for thirty-eight years tion. No wonder the
as Assistant UN Secretary-General to United Nations is so ef-
three Secretary-Generals—U Thant, fectively carrying out
Kurt Waldheim and Javier Peres de Satan’s plan of one-world
Cuellar. He wrote so prolifically about government!
the future of the United Nations that he So how does all this
was given the name “Prophet of the work? Djwhal Khul in-
UN.” spires Bailey; who inspires
Another of Muller’s books New Muller; who then writes
Genesis-Shaping a Global Spirituality, re- the World Core
veals Muller’s extreme interest in Curriculum to train our
spiritual things. During one conversation children. In the mean-
that I had with Muller, he stated that the time, Maurice Strong
world had gone as far toward unity as pol- operates his New Age
itics could carry it. He asserted that total ranch, complete with a
world unity could only be completed by Zen Buddhist temple,
coming together spiritually. That belief is while reinventing the
what inspired him to write New Genesis. United Nations, prepar-
Another of Muller’s outstanding ing it to rule the world.
achievements is the writing of his World Having a hard time
Core Curriculum. He authored the believing all of this? I Bishop William Swing of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA is
World Core Curriculum in order to pro- don’t blame you. It is ab- one of the original signers of the United Religions Initiative. He has
vide young people with the global solutely incredible, but worked closely with Robert Muller, the “Prophet of the UN”, to
education that he felt they need to com- it’s true! bring about a global religious forum patterned after the United
pete in our increasingly interdependent Nations. His hope is the URI will do for religion, what the UN has
world. Muller credits the teachings of Bishop William done for the political world.
Alice Bailey and the Tibetan teacher Swing
Djwhal Khul for providing the basis for Robert Muller stated to
the World Core Curriculum. me that he felt it was a pity that the po- United Religions. He also was one of the
litical leaders of the world were able to speakers at Mikhail Gorbachev’s Global
Alice Bailey meet and talk daily at the UN while the Forum in 1996.
Who is this Alice Bailey? In the early spiritual leaders of the world would Also in 1996, Bishop Swing traveled
1920’s she founded a publishing com- hardly speak to each other. He pointed the world to assess the level of support
pany called Lucifer Publishing Company out that the constant dialogue, which among the religious leaders of the world
(You may have heard of Lucifer!). Bailey takes place at the UN, had enabled the for a United Religions effort. He met
used her “demonic” publishing company world to speak together and act together with the Dalai Lama, the Archbishop of
to disseminate her radical New Age ideas as the World Community. Canterbury, Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
around the world. Muller, the “Prophet of the UN,” be- Mother Teresa, the Pope and Cardinal
Most people were not inclined to seri- lieved that an organization should be Francis Arinze of Nigeria, the Vatican’s
ously consider adopting views produced created that would do for religion what Director of Inter-Religious Dialogue.
by Lucifer Publishing. When the nega- the UN has done for the political world. What he heard in his discussions con-
tive effects of the company’s name Since Muller had expressed this idea to vinced him that the time for a United
became apparent, Bailey shortened the me, I was not surprised to hear a couple Religions Initiative had arrived.
name to Lucis Trust. Amazingly, Lucis of years later that the United Religion Swing has been holding conferences
Trust was headquartered at the United Initiative had been launched. Robert and working diligently since that time.
Nations Plaza for many years. Recently, it Muller, employee of the UN for thirty- As a result, the constitution for the
was moved to Wall Street. eight years, was one of the three original United Religions Initiative will be signed
signers of the Initiative. June 26, 2000—the 55th anniversary of
Djwhal Khul Another signer of the original United the signing of the United Nations
Of this entire mysterious web, the Religions Initiative was Bishop William Constitution. That date was chosen be-
identity of Djwhal Khul is the most Swing, Episcopalian Bishop of Grace cause Swing hopes that the United
bizarre. Djwhal Khul never existed. He Cathedral in San Francisco. Swing has Religions can do for religion what the
was Alice Bailey’s spirit guide. Think of become the driving force behind the United Nations has done for the nations
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of the world. He hopes that ongoing reli-
gious dialogue can slowly bring about an
agreement of thinking among the reli-
gions until a level of global spirituality
can be achieved.
Cardinal Francis Arinze
Cardinal Arinze is the Pope’s represen-
tative for inter-religious affairs. Arinze
and Swing have worked together in ad-
vancing Interfaithism. Some people
believe that Cardinal Arinze could be-
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Pope John Paul II is very much a player
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Maurice Strong Possibly one of the ten most
powerful men on earth
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Editors note: Mr. Maurice Strong
chaired the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro
in 1992. He, together with Mikhail
Gorbachev, founded Green Cross
International of which Gorbachev is now
President. Strong was appointed by UN
Secretary-General Kofi Annan to preside
over reform of the UN in order to prepare it
for governing the world in the 21st Century.
He is now serving as the president of the UN
University of Peace in Costa Rica. In
March of 2000, Strong and Gorbachev co-
authored the Earth Charter, which they hope
will become a globally accepted statement of
principles that will ultimately bring all of
If you want to know what the powers that
run the world are thinking and planning,
carefully read this exclusive interview with
Mr. Maurice Strong.
World environmental expert Maurice Strong
Baxter: Mr. Strong, what is your back-
ground — the path life has taken you
and how you have arrived at your present used to disappear from my school and go headed our foreign aid program, and
positions. out into nature and learn from nature. It then into the United Nations and a vari-
got me in a bit of trouble with my school ety of international assignments. The
Strong: Well, that is a tall order, and I principal, but it did help me find the di- most recent of which is to help
certainly will not try to answer it in de- rection for my future life, which has been Secretary-General Kofi Annan with re-
tail. I grew up in a small town in very much related to our relationships forming the UN. As a follow-up to that I
Manitoba, Canada. I recall the latter with nature and with each other. That have undertaken the job of trying to re-
days of the depression, which, of course, has taken me into business, and then vitalize and strengthen a very promising
affected people’s attitude towards life. I into government in Canada, where I but little known UN organization called
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exclusive interview—Maurice strong
the UN University for Peace.
AP Wideworld Photo/Julio Pereira
A Strong Environmentalist
Baxter: I first heard your name back in
1992 when you were chairman of the
Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Tell us a
little bit about that particular meeting
and what came out of it.
Strong: As I mentioned, I have long
had this deep interest in nature — the
human relationships with nature and
how our relationships with each other
depend upon and affect nature. So when
the United Nations decided to convene
its first world conference on the environ-
ment in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972,
the Secretary-General of the United
Nations, at that time U Thant, asked me
to come in and become Secretary-
General of that conference. That means Maurice Strong, left, chairman of the Earth Council talks with former Soviet leader Mikhail
to manage the conference process itself. Gorbachev, right, during a press meeting at the Rio-Plus-Five Conference in Rio de Janeiro in
That was in 1970. The conference itself 1997.
was in 1972. That conference gave rise
to, amongst other things, the establish- many areas, the condition of the patient, actions that happen all over the world.
ment of the equivalent of a “global being the earth, has deteriorated since People can draw a border on the ground
Environmental Protection Agency,” then. And we are still doing the kind of to separate their country from another,
called the UN Environment Program. I things that are not going to fundamen- but they can’t draw a border in the at-
became the first head of that. I subse- tally get us off of that destructive mosphere. The atmosphere is
quently went back to my own pathway. everybody’s atmosphere. What people do
government. Then in 1990, the UN to it helps or hurts everyone. So there are
General Assembly decided to convene a Strong Enforcement issues of that kind — climate change and
new world conference on the environ- protecting the sources of bio-diversity
ment and development, because the Baxter: Do you foresee ever being able around the world. These are the key to
environment and development are to enact enforcement mechanisms? earth’s life systems. Many of them require
closely linked. I was asked to become a degree of international cooperation
Secretary-General again. I said that, Strong: Well, we don’t need enforce- that no government can enforce. Of
while happy to help, I think we need a ment mechanisms from the global level course, the mechanism for doing this is
new generation of leadership. It was de- on every little aspect of human life. I am our treaties and conventions. We have a
cided, however, that I should do it. I a great believer in the principle of sub- whole system now of conventions and
agreed, and it was a great experience. sidiary, which means that every treaties; however, we have very, very lim-
The conference was held in Rio de regulatory or governmental action that ited enforcement mechanisms. I have to
Janeiro, Brazil in June 1992. It produced has to be taken is taken at the level clos- say I am a great admirer of America as
two major treaties. One on bio-diversity est to the people concerned at which it the most powerful country in the
and one on climate change. can be managed effectively. On that world—a country that has given us such
It also produced Agenda 21, which is a basis, not everything needs to be done at a great example of law and order and
program to help insure a sustainable fu- the global level. But there are some democracy. But Americans need to re-
ture for the human community in the things that can only be done at the mind themselves that their government
21st Century, and a series of principles, global level—the atmosphere, the has not always practiced what it preaches
which we call the Declaration of Rio. So oceans, and the common areas beyond on the international level. Some under-
it ended on a high note. However, the national jurisdiction for example. No in- takings that it makes, which are in
problem, as with so many other interna- dividual government, however powerful, international law and treaty commit-
tional agreements, is that there is no can manage them alone. Yet the condi- ments, frankly aren’t always adhered to.
enforcement power at the international tion of those common areas, and I think Now when the greatest country of the
level. Governments have done some particularly of climate change, the at- world doesn’t abide by its international
good things, but on the whole, progress mosphere, carbon dioxide and commitments, that certainly doesn’t
has been much slower that envisaged. I greenhouse gas content of the atmos- make it very conducive to other coun-
would have to say that despite progress in phere, is something that is determined by tries pursuing and following their
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agreements. So there is a huge amount of real interest in the environment and his between us as human beings and the
work to be done out there. I am con- interest in spirituality. What interested larger forces that created us, which regu-
vinced that the ordinary American does me while he was still in office was to see late our life and into which we ultimately
not realize the degree to which the U.S the number of times that he mentioned return.
does not adhere to some of the interna- the importance of spiritual life, of spiritu-
tional laws and treaties. Now, of course, ality. He didn’t talk about religion, but he Baxter: Robert Muller wrote a book
America is not doing that across the talked about spirituality. Later, as I got to called, New Genesis: Toward A Global
board. In many cases the U.S. is in the know him, it was quite clear that he has Spirituality. He and I discussed this point
lead in these things. But as the most a real spiritual orientation. It is also clear when he was on our program. We were
powerful country in the world, the point that he had a deep interest in the envi- talking about the fact that the world had
I am making is not so much criticizing ronmental issue, both personally and in been brought together as far as it could
the U.S., but reminding Americans that the sense of being one of the early people be brought together politically through
what they do or fail to do makes a vast amongst world leaders to recognize its the United Nations. He felt the need for
amount of difference. Until the U.S. gets importance to world peace and security, something beyond that — a global spiri-
solidly behind the consistent and fair en- as well as the future of humanity. tuality that could pull nations together.
forcement of international How is that going to be enacted?
agreements, it is going to be very, very
hard to develop an enforceable system Strong: Well, first of all we have to
of international law, which is ab-
solutely essential to our future.
My own belief is recognize those basic spiritual con-
cepts and moral and ethical values
A Strong Friendship with
that there is an which do have a universal degree of
validity, and an almost virtual univer-
Gorbachev innate universal sal degree of acceptance. Compare
these spiritual concepts with the ones
Baxter: Maurice, I find myself with
questions bubbling to the top of my
spirituality that links that divide people because they
involve different religious interpreta-
mind, because you are such a wealth
of information. Out of the Earth
people. People strive tions. My own belief is that there is an
innate universal spirituality that links
Summit at Rio de Janeiro where you
were the chairman, there was an orga-
to express it in the people. People strive to express it in
the best way possible, and in doing so,
nization born called Green Cross
International. Mikhail Gorbachev be-
best way possible, they go on different pathways; but
they are still heading for the same
came the president of that
organization. Tell me, how does a man
and in doing so, they mountaintop. We have tried to distill
the essence of these in what we call
go from being the dynamic, charis- go on different path- the Earth Charter. This is the move-
matic, and world-dominating leader ment started by Mikhail Gorbachev
that Mikhail Gorbachev was, to the ways; but they are and me as a result of the Earth
totally different venue of environ- Summit in Rio, where I had proposed
mentalism? What is going on in the still heading for the to the governments in attendance
heart and mind of Mikhail that they should adopt an Earth
Gorbachev? same mountaintop. Charter. The Earth Charter is basi-
cally a statement of ethical and moral
Strong: Well, you will have to go to principles designed to guide the be-
Mikhail Gorbachev to find out what havior of human beings towards each
is going on in his mind and heart. other and towards the earth. It is in-
However, I can tell you what I see, as a Global Spirituality & The Earth tended to shape a secure and sustainable
friend of his and as one who has been Charter future for humankind. The governments
privileged to work with him and know weren’t quite ready for it. They did agree
him. We are joint chairpersons of the Baxter: When you speak of spirituality, on a Declaration of Principles, but it did-
Earth Charter Initiative. This is an ini- can you describe what that means in a n’t go nearly as far as we had expected.
tiative of his Green Cross Organization global context? Following Rio, and then after Mr.
and the organization of which I am the Gorbachev left office, we joined to un-
chair, the Earth Council. The Earth Strong: Well, everyone will have his dertake a people’s movement to produce
Council also emerged from the Earth own definition, but I define spirituality as a People’s Earth Charter. Literally mil-
Summit Conference in Rio. While that set of forces which links us to the lions of people throughout the world
Gorbachev was still Secretary-General of source of all life in the cosmos. People have been involved in that process. We
the Communist party and President of define it in different ways, through reli- have developed a Charter now, which is
the Soviet Union, you could read in his gions and through philosophies. But the product of widespread consultations
many statements some first clues as to his fundamentally, it really addresses the link and dialogue amongst vastly different
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people, who are separated religiously, ide-
AP Wideworld Photos
ologically, geographically and ethnically.
But these people have joined in identify- An ecological agenda
ing those universal spiritual, moral and Ecological security did not become a U.N.
ethical values that they can all sign onto concern until the Stockholm Conference on the
and that they believe are essential. This Human Environment in 1972. The Earth Charter
will enable us to cooperate in securing a is the first worldwide campaign addressing the
future for all of us. Now, after three years interrelated problems of poverty, conflict, social
of intensive dialogue and consultations, injustice and environmental degradation.
we have just agreed on the Earth
EARTH CHARTER TIMELINE
Charter. It happened in March, in Paris,
at UNESCO Headquarters. The Earth 1987 The World Commission on Environment and
Charter is not a statement written in Development (Brundtland Commission) recommends
stone. It is a product of widespread con- the creation of a universal declaration on environmental protection
sultation. It articulates these universal and sustainable development.
values and principles, but it is not de- 1992 An Earth Charter is placed on the agenda for the Earth Summit,
signed as a document for people to sign but governments fail to reach agreement. Instead, the Rio Declaration
onto. Rather it is to serve as a focal point on Environment and Development is adopted.
for them to examine their own hearts 1992 Creation of the Earth Council to promote and advance the
and souls. They should examine their implementation of the Earth Summit agreements.
own life priorities in relation to the Earth 1994 A new Earth Charter initiative is launched under the leadership
Charter and the principles that it articu- of Maurice Strong, the Secretary General of the UNCED, and Mikhail
lates. They should look at those Gorbachev, the president of Green Cross International.
principles in terms of how they apply in 1995 The Earth Council and Green Cross International, with support
their own communities, their own orga- from the Dutch government, begin the task of developing a people’s
nizations, and how they apply in their Earth Charter to be presented to the United Nations by 2000.
own national life. Then we hope to stim- 1996 The Earth Council initiates the Earth Charter Consultation in
ulate that kind of educational and preparation for the Rio+5 Forum.
dialogue process throughout the world. 1997 The Earth Charter Commission is formed and convenes at the
Then in 2002, on the 10th Anniversary Rio+5 Forum. A Benchmark Draft is released as a "document in
of the Rio Earth Summit and the 30th progress."
Anniversary of the original Global 1998-1999 Groups from some 45 countries join the Earth Charter
Environmental Conference in initiative.
Stockholm, we expect to submit this as a 1999 Benchmark Draft II of the Earth Charter is released in April.
People’s Earth Charter to the United 2000 The Earth Charter Commissioners convene in France to ratify
Nations. We don’t necessarily expect the the latest version of the document and to endorse The Earth Charter
United Nations to automatically adopt Campaign.
it. They will hopefully give it blessing, 2000 The official launch of The Earth Charter Dialogues and Media
but it will stand on the authority of the Campaign is scheduled for June at The Hague Peace Palace.
millions of people around the world who
have helped to design it and who have Strong: Very much so. They have been rally around.
helped to make it a centerpiece of our very much involved. It has not been con-
universal moral and spiritual life. That is fined to religious leaders only, but they Strong: Absolutely! We have to be
where it will derive its authority from, have been very influential indeed. This clear though. It is not another piece of
and it is well on its way to that now. coming August, just before the special sacred writ. It is simply a statement of
millennium session of the UN General ethical, moral and spiritual principles. It
Baxter: Maurice, we have interviewed Assembly, there will be a Millennium has come about through a very spiritually
Hans Kung on this program. He wrote a Peace Summit of Religious & Spiritual exciting process. It should be used as a
book called A Global Ethic for the Global Leaders convened in New York, involv- focal point of education for reflection for
Politic and the Global Economic. He also ing spiritual and religious leaders from action for determining how we can reori-
wrote a document called “Towards a throughout the world. The Earth ent our own actions and our own lives in
Global Ethic,” which was adopted by the Charter will be an important agenda the places that we have influence around
Parliament of the World’s Religions in centerpiece. these basic principles. If people start to
1993. I also know that Bishop William do this, the world can be changed.
Swing plans to have the Charter signing Baxter: So is it possible that the
of the United Religions Initiative on United Religions Organization may well Strong Reform to the UN
June 26th of this year. Have these reli- lend their influence and maybe even the
gious leaders had any input into the Parliament of the World’s Religions. This Baxter: Maurice, I am so interested in
Earth Charter? could become a document for people to you being appointed to UN reform. I
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know that President Clinton was very decided, and I think quite realistically, different departments and organizations
dissatisfied with the United Nations, and that he had to undertake reform on two of the UN and consolidating them into
he insisted that there be a new Secretary- separate pathways. On the first tract, he five executive decision-making struc-
General instead of Mr. Boutros took care of those things that were under tures. And consolidating different
Boutros-Ghali. Clinton wanted UN re- his control as the chief executive officer. agencies where the UN functions. The
form. Consequently, Kofi Annan became Tract two represented those very funda- UN is a big family. There are a lot of dif-
our Secretary-General of the United mental reforms which the ferent organizations, and they often act
Nations and appointed you as the Secretary-General was not able to under- individually. We have brought them to-
Under-Secretary in charge of UN reform. take on his own. These he could only gether into a common UN house, having
Can you give us an overview of what the recommend to governments, because them work cooperatively, and thereby
goals are of this effort? How is it pro- only governments could undertake improving both their effectiveness as
gressing? Where are we right now? those. It is interesting to observe that well as sharing costs and efficiencies.
even those governments who keep call-
Strong: First of all let me be histori- ing for reform are reluctant to undertake Taxing Matters
cally correct here. I was, in fact, directly fundamental reform themselves.
in charge under the Secretary-General of Virtually every single thing on tract one Baxter: What lies ahead to be done?
his UN reform program. I have now that was under the authority of the
moved to an advisory role and have un- Strong: Well, the biggest single
dertaken to reform a particular UN reforms must be undertaken by govern-
institution, which is the University for ments. For example, the
Peace in Costa Rica, where I am speak- Secretary-General recommended that a
ing to you from today. The U.S. had
been pressing for reform. That is true. “August...there will number of committees and governing
bodies be consolidated, and some of
But the U.S. wasn’t the only one.
People in the UN wanted reform.
be a Millennium them actually removed. None of that
has been done, and none of it can be
Usually people in organizations know
when they need to be changed even
Peace Summit of done by the Secretary-General. He can
only recommend. These actions, of
though sometimes they resist the
change. So the U.S. wasn’t the only
Religious & Spiritual course, would not only improve costs,
but would also improve effectiveness.
one. This certainly wasn’t President
Clinton’s intention, but some elements
Leaders convened in Also remember that the United
Nations is very different than national
in the U.S. wanted the UN to reform
primarily to reduce its cost. Of course
New York, involving governments, in the sense it has no tax-
ing power to raise the money that it
that is a worthy goal in itself, but it is
not a sufficient reason for reform. The
spiritual and religious requires to do the jobs that are en-
trusted to it. ❏
UN and its various institutions were
created just after WWII and in the af-
leaders from through- The second half of our interview with
termath of that war. Their composition out the world. The Maurice Strong will appear in the next edi-
largely reflects the conditions that ex- tion of Endtime.
isted at that time. Those conditions Earth Charter will be Here’s a brief look-ahead at some of his
have changed immensely. We have
now over 185 members in the UN, an important agenda comments. the UN Security Council:
most of them from the developing “The original permanent members were
world. Very few developing countries centerpiece.” chosen from among the victors in WWII.
were even there when the UN was cre- We need a significant revision of the
ated. They were colonies and therefore, Security Council. It has to be brought to a
not represented. So the world has situation where it reflects real world geopol-
changed, and it is only normal that the itics.”
institutions that reflect that would have Secretary-General has been done or is in On reforming the veto power: “…perhaps
to adjust accordingly. Kofi Annan, as the process of being done. Almost noth- having it apply only in certain limited cir-
Secretary-General, came into his job ing of tract two has been done. cumstances. Or maybe requiring that more
knowing that, having more experience than one country join in the veto to make it
in the organization than any Secretary- Baxter: Could you give us some exam- effective. Or providing some basis where the
General has ever had. Kofi Annan grew ples of that, Maurice? veto could be overridden in the General
up in the UN. Nobody knew the UN Assembly by a two-thirds majority.”
better. So he was able not just to respond Strong: Cutting a third off of adminis- On getting the U.S. to surrender sover-
to the President’s call, but to respond to trating costs and putting that money into eignty: “No nation has to surrender
the basic need for reform, which he, him- a special development fund to help de- sovereignty. But it is in the U.S.’s interest in
self, understood as well as anybody. He veloping countries. Taking thirty many cases to make that decision.”
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by Eddie Sax
t’s the next obvious step — a cash-
less society. Virtually everyone
wants it. Almost nobody is against
it. And by the way, it’s prophesied
in the Bible.
Money has become a relic of the past.
May we please have a moment of silence?
Your usefulness has come and gone. You
are leaving this cold, cruel world and
being replaced by a string of ones and ze-
roes. We will miss you.
What is cash, anyway? When you sell
something, you get it. When you buy
something, you give it. Cash is what you
hold onto between acts of selling and
buying. Why do you accept it from peo-
ple? It’s because you believe that cash has
a value and that everyone recognizes this
value. Why do people take it from you?
Because they believe it has a value, too.
Cash is what you temporarily hold
onto between sales and purchases. How Is the cashless society closer than we think?
much time does a person hold onto cash
these days? Not much. With the inven-
tion of the computer, the Internet, smart coming together in a way that is enabling What will Big Brother do?
cards and other technological advances, individuals and corporations to move Government has two choices. First, it
the amount of time a person needs in- their money to any place in the world, at can hope for its citizens to voluntarily
terim cash is approaching nil. Cash is the speed of light, and (here’s the kicker) come forth with all of the information
quickly becoming unnecessary. In fact, without the knowledge of Big Brother. needed in order to levy its taxes. Sure.
the only reason it’s really still around is And what Big Brother doesn’t know, Big Their second option is to take a stroll
because the masses aren’t ready to part Brother can’t tax. down Intrusion Boulevard. They can at-
with it completely— yet. The ramifications are clear. The gov- tempt to compile a detailed record of
Living in a cashless society has many ernment’s very existence is being every financial transaction for every per-
obvious benefits. Convenience, safety, threatened, and the government knows son in the country. The justification for
reduced crime and cost savings are but a it. Their traditional methods of tracing this violation of liberty would be in the
few. What’s not to like? the financial activities of citizens and name of tax collection and crime pre-
Ask the government. They have some criminals alike are coming to an end. It’s vention.
major problems with the emerging cash- a new day. Technology has passed them Which option do you think they
less society. You see, the technologies are by. might choose?
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Pass the Chips
ver since the patent rights for “Digital Angel” were ac- the power of out if they don’t have the password. The
quired late last year by Applied Digital Systems of Palm this world gov- password will be a number, and you will
Beach, Florida, many in the Christian community have ernment will only be issued your number by agreeing
been alarmed that this product will become the mechanism used come from to play by the rules of the New World
by the Antichrist to fulfill the mark of the beast prophecy. Satan himself. Order. Unfortunately for Bible-believing
DigitalAngel.net, Inc. is a subsidiary of ADS. Its president, Dr. Bringing this Christians, the rules will require taking
Peter Zhou, is also the chief scientist for the computer chip im- all together, the an unbiblical oath that will, in effect,
plant device. In an interview with WorldNetDaily.com he prophecy states deny Jesus as your exclusive Lord and
responded to concerns from the Christian community. “I am a that, in order to Savior. This is the reason why taking the
Christian, but I don’t think [that argument] makes sense. The gain entry into mark of the beast will result in eternal
purpose of the device is to save your life and improve the quality the coming damnation.
of life. There’s no connection to the Bible.” global econ- What will the mark be like? The Bible
In comparing Digital Angel to pacemakers, he said, omy, a person says it could be a mark, or it could be the
“Pacemakers used to be seen as bizarre, but now they are part of will have to name of the beast, or it may even be the
everyday life. Digital Angel will be received the same way. A few take on the number of his name. And that number
years ago there may have been resistance, but not anymore. mark of Satan. will be 666.
People are getting used to having implants.” This, for obvi- How will one calculate the number of
ADS President Richard Sullivan added, “No one will be forced ous reasons, someone’s name to be 666? We don’t
to wear Digital Angel. We live in a voluntary society.” will result in know at this time. Revelation 13:18 says
When a true global economy is finally established, which will eternal damna- it will take wisdom. “Here is wisdom. Let
not be long from now, the Christian community may want to re- tion. After all, him that hath understanding count the
voice its concerns. If this Digital Angel technology falls under the it’s what one number of the beast: for it is the number
control of the New World Order’s global economy, Christians should expect of a man; and his number is Six hundred
should indeed be speaking loudly at that time. for taking on threescore and six.”
It would be of interest to note that a special Technology the mark of It is apparent from the prophecies that
Pioneers Award was recently given to Applied Digital Systems Satan. the governments of this world will
from the World Economic Forum for its contributions to “world- The prophecy choose to exercise intrusive measures
wide economic development and social progress through reads like this: upon the emerging computerized cash-
technology advancements.” Global economy planners apparently “And he less society. If you want to play the game,
see the potential of Digital Angel for the future global economy. causeth all, you’ll have to get your number.
And that’s scary! ❏ both small and Mythological, you say? Try getting a job
great, rich and without a social security number. Try
poor, free and opening a bank account. Try buying land
bond, to re- or getting a dentist to fix your teeth.
Another headache that technology ceive a mark in their right hand, or in Welcome to the 21st Century, where
has given the governments of the world their foreheads: And that no man might myths become realities.
is free speech. The Internet is a big, wide buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or A cashless society is a technological
super-information highway that trans- the name of the beast, or the number of inevitability. It’s already in place. Will
mits any kind of message quickly and his name.” the government control this cashless so-
efficiently—including politically-incor- It is more than a coincidence that we ciety? That, too, is inevitable. They’re
rect ones. It’s cheap, it’s anonymous and are living today on the brink of a global already working on it.
totalitarian systems don’t like it too cashless society. A worldwide economic It’s time to slap on your Nikes, grab
much. But they can’t stop it. system is being established, as we speak, your sword and start spreading the Good
They can, however, control it. that will have the ability to lock people News. You’re running out of time. ❏
Got the picture? Good. Now let’s look
at the prophecy.
Revelation 13:16-17 describes an
endtime cashless society. In it, nobody The End of Money
will be allowed to buy or sell unless he by Richard Rahn
has some sort of mark. This mark will be
a person’s entry ticket into the economy. The question is not about what will happen. The
An economy is a place where you buy question is how will the governments handle it?
and sell things — like food, for instance. Richard Rahn is one of the most highly respected
The context of the chapter tells us that economists in the U.S. This book, masterfully writ-
this economy will be a global economy, ten in layman's terms, presents the case for
and the mark—well, the mark will not financial privacy. Rahn explains how government
be good. It’s called the mark of the beast, should deal with the reality of the digital world.
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by Irvin Baxter Jr.
AP Wideworld Photo/Greg Baker
ow do you say that the
world is on the brink of the
most horrible catastrophe
since the creation of
mankind without being
judged as alarmist, paranoid and a little
on the edge? What words could possibly
be used to say that one-third of the
world’s population, two billion people,
will soon be snuffed out by a fiery nuclear
exchange? How could a person say these
things and remain credible? I’m not sure
there is a way.
The prophecy doesn’t lie
However, the scripture is right there
staring back at us off the pages of
Revelation 9:15-16. “And the four angels
were loosed, which were prepared for an
hour, and a day, and a month, and a year,
for to slay the third part of men. And the
number of the army of the horsemen
were two hundred thousand thousand:
and I heard the number of them.”
Perhaps we shouldn’t say it. Maybe the
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji makes a point during his press conference in Beijing Wednesday,
more prudent course would be to play it
March 15, 2000. Accusing the U.S. of blocking China's unification with Taiwan, Zhu said the
safe and hold our tongue. Yet how can
Chinese people would "use all their blood and even sacrifice their lives" to defend the unity of the
anyone justify silence when the Bible
plainly prophesies a holocaust in which
one person out of three will die?
Believing that the time for this prophetic now), doesn’t this call for the mobiliza- I want to declare with no equivocation
fulfillment is at hand (whether that tion of every resource at our disposal to that there is not a single possibility that
means four months or five years from warn a world of the coming catastrophe. this prophesied destruction of “the third
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part of men” will not occur. It is going to Chinese-American War?
happen! The only question is “When?” With tensions presently escalating
sharply over Taiwan and with the U.S.
An army of 200 million? “A top Pentagon pledged to defend Taiwan, the possibility
The prophecy clearly says that an army of a nuclear conflict between China and
of 200 million will participate in the war official yesterday the United States is very real.
that kills one-third part of men. Only
one nation has ever possessed the neces-
warned China that On February 23, 2000, The Washington
Post published an article, “Pentagon
sary population base to place an army of it would face Issues Warning to China.” The article
200 million on the battlefield. The late stated, “A top Pentagon official yesterday
leader of China, Mao TseTung, stated in ‘incalculable warned China that it would face ‘incal-
his diary that China could field an army
of 200 million soldiers, the exact number
consequences’ if it culable consequences’ if it followed
through on threats to use force against
in the prophecy. followed through on Taiwan.”
Also on February 23, 2000, CNN
Taiwan’s elections move area threats to use force News reported a statement by White
closer to war
Three days before Taiwan’s March
against Taiwan.” House spokesman Joe Lockhart, “We
have repeated, in I think both actions
18th elections, Chinese Prime Minister and words, that we view any threat to
Zhu Rongji warned the people of Taiwan Taiwan with grave concern.”
not to choose the “independence candi- Lockhart said, “…the country would
date.” He was referring to Chen ing the second Hong Kong or second not hesitate to respond if China attacks
Shui-bian, candidate for the Democratic Macau. We have independent sover- Taiwan. In 1996 we responded appropri-
Progressive Party (DPP). eignty,” he said. ately to what we viewed was a threat.
Zhu said that under no circumstances Chen was the clear target of Zhu’s That should give you some indication of
would China tolerate the independence threat that whoever proposes Taiwanese how we view this situation.”
of Taiwan, while the Chinese military independence will “not end up well.” “If A few days later on February 29, 2000,
said: “Taiwan independence means war. the Taiwan independence forces come The Washington Times published an arti-
We are prepared to pay any price to pro- into power it could trigger a war between cle entitled “China Threatens U.S. with
tect the peaceful reunification of the the two sides of the strait,” Zhu said. Missile Strike.” The article stated,
motherland.” When the people of Taiwan voted “China stepped up its war of words over
Chen replied, “We do not accept ‘one three days later, they chose Chen Shui- Taiwan yesterday, bluntly threatening to
China, two systems.’ We oppose becom- bian. fire long-range nuclear missiles at the
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World’s greatest disaster —just ahead—
United States if it defends the island.” the Chinese Dragon just 100 miles away
might be allowed to continue until some-
Experts: War is coming day it would hopefully just work itself
“There is going to be a military con-
frontation,” predicted Charles W.
“There is going out.
Since 1972, the United States govern-
Freeman Jr., a former assistant secretary
of defense and retired American diplo-
to be a military ment has assented to this “One China”
policy—with one condition. The pro-
mat with long experience in China.
“While the clash may not be imminent,” confrontation,” jected reunification must be done
through peaceful diplomacy, not through
Freeman said, “it’s very likely the U.S. war. Congress passed the Taiwan
and China are going to have a war over predicted Charles Relations Act in 1979, which obligated
this issue.” Freeman’s statement was pub- the U.S. to supply Taiwan with the nec-
lished in The Washington Post, March 16, W. Freeman Jr. essary military equipment to defend
2000, in an article headlined “Experts herself against invasion.
Debate Likelihood of a U.S.-China The turning point came in 1996 when
Clash.” Taiwan held its first democratic elec-
“CIA Predicts Military Confrontation summed it up this way, “A conflict is in- tions. The last thing the communist
in the Straits in 2000”—Central evitable because the Taiwanese won’t dictatorship on the Mainland wanted
Intelligence Agency Director George reunify with communist China, and was for the dreaded disease of democracy
Tenet warned that a military confronta- Beijing won’t settle for anything less.” to take root in China, and the Mainland
tion in the Taiwan Strait was likely this insisted that Taiwan was an inseparable
year because of Taiwan’s presidential How did we arrive at this part of China.
election in March and related talk of in- dangerous juncture? In an attempt to scare Taiwan out of
dependence for the island. Tenet made China has stated repeatedly over the holding the elections, China fired mis-
his comments when he delivered his an- last fifty years that there is one China siles just off the coast of Taiwan while at
nual global threat-assessment report to and that Taiwan is a renegade province the same time threatening invasion.
the Senate Intelligence Committee on of that one China. She has insisted that President Clinton sent two aircraft carri-
Wednesday, February 3, 2000. (China someday Taiwan must reunite with the ers and 100,000 troops into the Straits of
News Digest, February 7, 2000) Mainland. However, it appeared that the Taiwan. China was forced to back down.
USA Today on March 15, 2000, uneasy co-existence between Taiwan and Within one year, China placed an
China ‘Ready for Nuclear War’ Over Taiwan
The following article appeared on April 12 in the Hong Kong tron bomb. Such bombs would be very difficult for U.S. air-
Standard. Hong Kong is controlled by Mainland China. craft carriers to defend against, the article said. When the
PLA launched war games and test-fired missiles into waters
Beijing is prepared for a nuclear war against the United off Taiwan in mid-1995 to early 1996 to intimidate the is-
States if Washington “would dare to stand in the way” of land’s voters before the first presidential election, the U.S.
China’s reunification, a military-backed weekly has warned. responded by sending two aircraft carrier battle groups to the
In such a possible Sino-U.S. war over Taiwan, Washington area. In a war without boundaries the U.S. would suffer un-
would be subject to tremendous losses in human casualties as bearable human causalities, it said.
well as in its global and regional interests, warned an article in When such a Sino-U.S. war started, China would then no
the latest issue of the Military Review Weekly. longer honor its commitment on non-proliferation. "And
The magazine is an official publication with retired People’s then if countries like Iraq, Iran or North Korea obtain missile
Liberation Army generals, including for Chief of General technology from China, the U.S. would be under global
Staff Yang Chengwu, operating as its honorary publishers or threat,” it said. “The enemy’s enemy is our friend.” China
advisers. The article quoted unnamed military experts as say- would then ally with countries, which had been bullied, such
ing that China would use nuclear weapons if the U.S. “dared as Iran, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Libya and Cuba. It would even be
to stand in the way” of the country’s reunification. “China, to possible for China to form a military alliance with Russia, and
safeguard its national interests, has prepared for a nuclear war perhaps India, the article said.
against the United States,” it said. It also warned Japan not to provide logistical support to the
Although China’s weaponry in general could not match U.S. military in a Sino-U.S. war over Taiwan. If they did,
Washington’s, it had its strong points, the paper said. China Beijing would see it as Tokyo's declaration of war against
had world-class spy satellites and its space chip-launching China and then Japan would become part of the battlefield.
technology would enable its missiles to break though the The U.S. would also suffer great economic losses in the region
U.S.’ National Missile Defense System to strike U.S. territory. as the mainland's market “is far more important to the U.S.
China also leads the world in miniaturization of the neu- economy than Taiwan’s.”
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order with Russia for two Sovremenny- if reunification talks do not begin within
class destroyers. These warships are a few months, they will invade Taiwan. Prophecy
equipped with nuclear missiles that can President-elect Chen has been very
sink the U.S. aircraft carriers with one careful about making any statement that Conference
shot. China took delivery of the first might anger the Chinese. The last thing Schedule
Sovremenny in February of 2000 and is Taiwan wants is war with the Mainland.
scheduled to receive the other one later Yet he has refused to agree to the one Wapella, IL
this year. China policy that China says must be ac- 6 miles South of Heyworth
In the meantime, another event con- cepted in order to avert war. on St. Hwy 51
tributed to the escalation of tensions June 14-16
across the Straits of Taiwan. So what will happen? For more information call:
Negotiations for the eventual reunifica- We all would like to believe that 309-473-3173
tion of Taiwan with the Mainland were cooler heads will prevail and that ten- Speaker: Irvin Baxter Jr.
scheduled to begin in August of 1999. In sions between Taiwan and China will
July of 1999, Taiwan’s President Lee at- dissipate. However, the prophecy of Brownstown, IN
tempted to establish Taiwan’s position on Revelation 9:15-16 and the opinion of First Pentecostal Church
Pastor Ron Cox
a German talk radio show. He stated that the secular experts seem to indicate just June 14-16
China should negotiate with Taiwan on the opposite. It seems certain that we are 812-358-2710
a state-to-state basis. headed straight toward the most horrific Speaker: Dan Barkley
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facto declaration of independence and “When?” ❏
was therefore a cause for war unless it was
retracted. President Lee stood firm and
no retraction was forthcoming. China
immediately began to threaten invasion
In August, a secret paper was issued to
Chinese military officers instructing
them to prepare for war with Taiwan and
the United States.
In September, Chinese forces con-
ducted a mock invasion of Taiwan.
During the exercise, troops chanted, “We
will liberate Taiwan.”
On October 1, 1999, China held a
huge parade in Tiananmen Square com-
memorating the 50-year anniversary of
the communist takeover in China.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles with
nuclear warheads capable of reaching the
United States were displayed in the pa-
rade. Soldiers carried a huge banner in
the parade that read, “We will not wait
forever to liberate Taiwan.”
Then came all the threats and
counter-threats during the Taiwanese
election campaign. With the election of
pro-independence candidate Chen Shui-
bian, China has suddenly been thrown
into a quandary. Does she make good on
her threats to invade or should she con-
tinue to depend on diplomacy to pursue
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by Eddie Sax
Wo r l d
Biometrics: need bigger suitcases and stronger mus- aspects. Wherever John Paul II goes on
Tool for Control cles. The next largest denomination is his trips, he will always speak of the poor
Biometrics means “automatically rec- the $100 bill, worth about $69. The load and of solidarity. He is the most impor-
ognizing a person using distinguishing would become ten times as great. tant socialist in the world.”
traits.” Fingerprints and retinal scans are It will be interesting to see if “the bill
two such examples. Reading an im- passes.” Prince Charles —
planted chip is another. Defender of Interfaith
The Biometric Consortium (www.bio- e-purse Ecumenism and the spirit of compro-
metrics.org) serves as the U.S. A smart card has just been developed mise has swept into the royal family of
Government’s focal point for research, that can verify its owner through finger- Great Britain. For the last 1,000 years,
development, testing, evaluation and ap- print verification or iris recognition. It is the King of England would swear to up-
plication of biometric-based personal being called e-purse. The smart card is hold the Protestant faith at his
identification technology. While one based on a technology known as biomet- coronation ceremony. When Prince
would hope that the Department of rics, and was developed by Keyware Charles of Wales is crowned King, how-
Commerce would have the greatest in- Technologies as a way to combat fraud ever, it appears that it will be a
terest in this technology, the branches of and other security issues. multi-faith inauguration ceremony.
the government most actively involved The biometrics can be used in con- The issue is religious discrimination.
with biometrics are the FBI, National junction with PINs (personal The establishment of the Church of
Security Council, Department of identification numbers) and passwords England causes “religious disadvantage”
Defense and Department of Justice. and, according to the company, cannot to other faiths and Christian denomina-
be duplicated by impostors. tions. The current coronation ceremony
Wiring the World A release date for this invention has may no longer be appropriate in modern,
Ford has made PC’s and Internet yet to be announced. multi-cultural Britain, a government re-
hook-ups available to its 350,000 em- port says.
ployees for $5 per month, and Delta e-wallet The King’s role as Supreme Governor
Airlines made a similar pledge. Intel has According to Forrester Research, 66% of the Anglican Church and “Defender
just announced it will give all its employ- of online shoppers abandon their shop- of the Faith” is also to be reviewed. The
ees PCs and Internet access and services ping carts at the checkout because of report argues that the union between
at no charge. repeatedly having to fill in forms with church and state may not be “the best or
By the end of the year, more than credit card numbers and address details. the most appropriate way forward in
70,000 Intel employees worldwide will If the process can be streamlined for the terms of the need to embody the princi-
receive Pentium III processor-based ma- e-consumers, it would not only be more ples of equity, inclusivity and
chines, unlimited Internet access and convenient for them, but also, more lu- participation in the contemporary plural
other computer products, including a crative to the e-vendors. society of the United Kingdom.”
printer, monitor and software packages. Enter e-wallets, a digital wallet stored Tony Blair has become increasingly in-
“The program aims to create more online that contains all of the pertinent terested in the relationship between
tech-savvy workers and encourage fami- information you are asked at e-checkout Christianity and other faiths. The gov-
lie to take advantage of the Internet counters. E-commerce keeps getting E- ernment would almost certainly resist
Age,” an Intel spokesman said. asier. severing the link altogether, but senior
The Army is considering giving lap- figures think other religions should have
tops to its recruits. Gorbachev Calls Pope “Most a greater role in national life, just as rep-
Important Socialist in the World” resentatives of other faiths are to be
Bigger Sacks, Stronger Backs On April 10, in a speech at Rome’s given seats in the House of Lords along
In an effort to curb drug dealers and Sapienza University, the world’s most re- with Anglican bishops.
money launderers, a proposal is under spected communist described Pope John The Church of England is itself con-
consideration in Canada’s parliament to Paul II as “the most important socialist in sidering ways to be more “inclusive.” The
eliminate that nation’s largest denomina- the world.” Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George
tion, the $1,000 bill. It’s worth about 690 In his address, former Soviet president Carey, is reported to have told an audi-
U.S. dollars. Mikhail Gorbachev said, “Globalization ence in his diocese that he expects the
Criminals trying to transport their ill- can also have destructive effects but we church one day to have its status and
gotten profits out of the country will must pursue, as the pope says, its positive privileges reduced.
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R e v i e w
The Prince of Wales has made it clear Albright has found another platform is a relationship between one man and
that he wants to be the “defender of from which to promote global gover- one woman, in spiritual reclamation of
faith,” rather than the “defender of the nance — water. She struck this the Garden of Eden,” said Rabbi Clifford
faith.” environmental chord in a speech in Librach of Sharon, Massachusetts.
Singapore on Earth Day, April 11, when “Other relationships may have great in-
Jiang Tours Israel, she proposed the creation of a global tegrity and be worthy of celebration and
Promotes Palestinian State water security alliance. distinction, but they are not marriages.”
Following in Pope John Paul II’s foot- “The goals of our alliance must be to Clearer-thinking opponents argue that
steps, Chinese President Jiang Zemin just dramatically improve the management the resolution violates the teachings of
completed a tour to Israel. Between visits of transboundary water resources, elimi- the Torah (a.k.a. Old Testament). “The
to various holy sites, Jiang met with both nate water as a source of regional sanctification of a marriage between two
Israeli and Palestinian leaders. instability and use cooperation on water people of the same sex would not be ap-
Israel is China’s second largest military as a basis for bringing nations together on propriate,” remarked Rabbi Jerome
equipment supplier. other issues,” Albright said. Epstein, a leader in Conservative
“The support of the Palestinians’ just Albright is aware that water is one of Judaism. “The Torah clearly prohibits
cause will remain one of the pillars of the major issues in the Middle East peace that.”
Chinese policy, remarked Jiang in his process. Israel has it. The Palestinians In 1990, Reform Judaism voted to or-
meeting with Chairman Yasser Arafat. don’t. dain openly gay rabbis, endorsing the
“The Chinese people will always remain This is yet another case of a world view that “all Jews are religiously equal
an honest friend which the Palestinians leader invoking the cause of environ- regardless of sexual orientation.”
can depend on.” mentalism to further the case for the Reform Judaism, while a large move-
He added that the Palestinians had establishment of a one-world govern- ment in the United States, does not
made considerable progress towards “the ment. represent Judaism at large, and accounts
great objective of establishing an inde- for less than 5% of Jews in Israel.
pendent state.” Reform Jewish Rabbis
Sanction Gay Marriages
Chernobyl: Many Men Judaism’s most liberal branch, Reform, Prophecy Shorts
Would Die… And Are became the first major religious denomi-
Ukraine’s Health Ministry has released nation to sanction and officiate same-sex q According to news sources out of
a report detailing the mounting death unions. An overwhelming majority of Taipei, Russia is scheduled to conclude
harvest of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear the 500 members of the Central a deal to sell another nuclear subma-
Power Plant Meltdown. About 3.5 mil- Conference of American Rabbis ap- rine to China on May 10…
lion people have suffered illness due to proved a resolution backing any rabbi’s q Russian President and former-spy
the contamination. One-third of these decision to preside over a gay union Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated
are children. Some cancers are occurring through “appropriate Jewish ritual.” that he wishes to bring Russia closer to
at ten times the national average. Understanding the issue’s sensitivity, the Western nations. He is also plan-
“The health of the people affected by the rabbis also support those within its ning to resurrect the feared KGB —
the Chernobyl accident is getting worse ranks who choose not to officiate at such just announced…
and worse every year,” reported Deputy ceremonies. q Some say that the International
Health Minister Olha Bobyleva. “We are Rabbi Paul Menitoff, CCAR’s execu- Monetary Fund and World Bank aren’t
very disturbed.” tive vice president, said, “These are doing enough to nurture the global
The Third Trumpet prophecy states people who are subjected to signals, sub- economy. The “anti-globalists” say
that a star by the name of Wormwood tle and not so subtle, that they are they are doing too much. Both sides
would bring forth the same type of dev- abnormal, sinful and less than whole. came out in full force to protest their
astation as was wrought by Chernobyl. It Can you imagine the impact on them to latest meeting in Washington, D.C…
is not a coincidence that the Ukrainian finally hear a confirming message after so q The Russian Coast Guard fired on a
word for wormwood is chernobyl. many negative messages from all those Japanese fishing boat that, according
religious groups?” to Tokyo, was within Japan’s northern
Albright Plays One rabbi who opposed the move did waters. Moscow says it was in Russian
Environmentalism Card so on interesting grounds. “I am comfort- waters. So they shot’em. No injuries...
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine able concluding that marriage in Judaism ❏
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The Pope in
the Holy Land
by Irvin Baxter Jr.
AP Wideworld Photo/Arturo Mari, Pool
or many years, Pope John Paul
II has wanted to visit the Holy
Land. Understanding the sym-
bolic impact of entering the
new millennium, he decided to
make the trip in the Year 2000. His
stated goal for this pilgrimage was to pro-
mote ecumenism and Interfaithism. In
the twilight years of his life, he would
like to be a catalyst for religious unity.
His plan was to emphasize the things
that Muslims, Jews and Christians have
in common. To do this, Pope John Paul
planned to begin his journeys by travel-
ling to Ur of Chaldees, the birthplace of
Abraham. All three religions revere Pope John Paul II is flanked by Sheikh Taysir Tamimi, a member of the Islamic Higher Committee,
Abraham as the father of the faithful. right, and Israel's chief rabbi Meir Israel Lau, as he greets delegates at an Interfaith gathering at
John Paul’s plan was detoured when the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Institution in Jerusalem, Thursday, March 23, 2000. The pope
Saddam Hussein refused entry into Iraq was on a six day visit to the Holy Land, the first visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff in 36 years.
where Ur of Chaldees is located. Not to
be deterred, the Pope arranged for a vir- crowning moment of the visit occurred long time. In 1994, the Roman Catholic
tual tour of the birthplace of Abraham when Jews, Muslims and the Pope came Church issued its first new catechism in
via video. together for their Interfaith service. 400 years. A most interesting paragraph
The second leg of Pope John Paul II’s Broadcast around the world, the message was included in the catechism regarding
plan took him to Egypt and Mt. Sinai. was unmistakable…We have different the Muslims. “We acknowledge that the
Jews, Muslims and Christians all believe beliefs, but we all worship the one God of plan of salvation includes those who
that Moses was given the law there. They Abraham. If this message can be success- worship the one God of Abraham, in the
also all look to Moses as a prophet. fully sold to the people of the world, then first place amongst whom are the
During all these travels, the message we are only a hop, skip and a jump from Muslims.”
had been emphasized continuously— world religious unity.
Jews, Muslims and Christians all worship This move toward Interfaithism didn’t Arafat & Pope Sign Jerusalem
the same God through their common begin with Pope John Paul’s trip to the Pact
origin—Abraham. Holy Land. This effort toward global re- Just one month before his scheduled
Finally, came the Holy Land itself. The ligious unity has been progressing for a trip to Israel, Pope John Paul II signed an
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6. Isaac became a father at this age. 31 32 33 33 34
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12. Possessive pronoun
13. The wise men did this when they 37 38 39 40
first saw Jesus.
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Matt. 7:4 53 54 55
24. World Health Organization, abbr. 55 56
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29. Adhesive strip 59 67 60 61
33. “...___ turn many away...” Mal. 2:6
34. Set course 62 63 64
35. “...destroy ___kings and people,...” 65 66 67
37. Abhorrent acts
41. Disabled, abbr. 30. “...the aged ___judgment.”
42. “...either good ___ bad.” Down Job 32:9
Gen. 31:24 31. Gritty dirt is...
43. Accomplish 2. Countries 32. Evil railings against God
44. Tree juice 3. Suffix, inert gas 36. Completion
47. We 4. God made satellites 38. Zuph’s father
48. You, Old English 5. “...behold our ____,...” Dan. 9:18 39. “...children of___,...” 1 Chr. 7:12
49. Objects 6. King of Hamath 40. Opposite of stay
52. “... hundred and ___ years old.” 7. Perpetual 43. District attorney, abbr.
Josh. 24:29 8. South, abbr. 45. Tribal group
54. Achish’s father 9. Obadiah, abbr. 46. Uneducated
55. Ermine, abbr. 10. Female sheep 49. ... that they may labour ____;
56. Opposite of stop 14. Flow forth and...” Ex. 5:9
57. Isaiah, abbr. 15. Give 50. Spoke
59. Single 16. A promise to God. 51. Think about it
60. “___it is come to pass, ...” 17. Astatine, symbol 53. Adored
Zec. 7:13 19. Supporting bases 58. A city of the preisthood,
61. City near Bethel (Josh. 8) 21. “...he ____ horns...” Hab. 3:4 1 Chr. 6:58
63. Live there 22. Energy 62. “...to fetch ___.” Ex. 2:5
65. Decree of God 23. Lane, abbr. 64. “...white of an ___?” Job 6:6
68. Canine 26. Opposite of good 66. Model year, abbr. Dow Jones
69. Winged serpent 27. Jehovah Answers on page 31
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agreement with Yasser Arafat that no na- population. Many of the homes there are What is prophesied to happen?
tion has the right to take unilateral valued at between $100,000 and In Matthew 24:15-21, Jesus prophesied
action with regards to the status of $500,000 each. that those living in Judea during the
Jerusalem. It was shocking that the Pope The Palestinians contend that every times right before His coming would
would make such a declaration just a one of these settlements must be turned have to run for their lives or be slaugh-
month before heading to Israel. Yet Pope over to Palestinian control. They insist tered. Judea is the area where a large part
John Paul II has always felt that the that Jewish residents will have to make a of the settlements are located. He said
Catholic Church should have a voice in choice to either abandon their homes “Then let them which be in Judaea flee
the control of Jerusalem. and move to Israel, or live in the newly into the mountains: Let him which is on
One thing makes this move very inter- created Palestinian state under the housetop not come down to take any
esting. Scripture teaches plainly that the Palestinian control. thing out of his house: Neither let him
person who is pope at the time of the Israel says that she is unwilling to which is in the field return back to take
Antichrist will be the False Prophet. The abandon many of these settlements and his clothes…For then shall be great
Antichrist and the False Prophet will ul- that they must remain under Israeli con- tribulation, such as was not since the be-
timately make war against Jerusalem at trol. ginning of the world to this time, no, nor
Armageddon. This makes it very inter- ever shall be.” This prophecy seems to
esting that the Pope felt compelled to indicate that most of the settlements will
sign the pact against Israeli sovereignty be given to Palestinian control.
over Jerusalem. Apparently, many Jews will choose to re-
Marching Toward Armageddon:
“More wars main in their settlements, even as the
dangers escalate. As Jesus said, this will
Present status of Mideast peace
have been fought result in terrible times for those who do
choose to remain.
When the Sharm el-Sheik agreement over Jerusalem, An agreement on the settlements may
was signed between Israel and the prove to be possible. But what about
Palestinians on September 4, 1999, the forty in all, than Jerusalem? There appears to be no hope
date for a framework agreement on final for solving the Jerusalem conflict. The
status issues was set for January 13, 2000. over any other Jews don’t intend to share it, and Arafat
When it became obvious that the says there will be no peace unless they
January 13th date was going to be missed, city on the face of do.
What does the Bible tell us about what
a new date in May was agreed upon. Now
negotiators are saying it might be June the earth.” will happen to Jerusalem? Zechariah 14:2
before the framework agreement can be indicates that Jerusalem will be the issue
completed. over which the Battle of Armageddon
The hope is that by September 13, will be fought. This will take place at
2000, a comprehensive agreement can be least seven years from now—maybe
reached on all remaining issues. These more. This lets us know that the
include the final status of the City of Future of Jerusalem Jerusalem issue is not going to be perma-
Jerusalem and final borders between Dispute over Jerusalem is not a new nently resolved. It will ultimately
Israel and a yet-to-be-established thing. More wars have been fought over explode in the world’s face.
Palestinian state. Jerusalem, forty in all, than over any Apparently Israeli Prime Minister
other city on the face of the earth. The Ehud Barak realizes that an agreement
Two major issues Jewish people disagree on almost every- on Jerusalem is not possible at this time.
Two major sticking points remain in thing. But there is one thing on which He recently offered to give the
the negotiations: 1. What will happen to 95% of Israelis agree—Jerusalem must Palestinians 90% of the West Bank if
the Jews that have settled in the West never be divided or shared. It must be they would agree to postpone for several
Bank since the 1967 War? 2. Who will Israel’s capital and remain under Israeli years dealing with Jerusalem. This “trial
ultimately control Jerusalem? sovereignty forever. balloon” sent up by Barak apparently did
On the other hand, the Palestinians not fly with the Palestinians. Their nego-
Settlements in the West Bank are adamant that they must have at least tiators rejected it immediately. However,
One hundred forty-four settlements East Jerusalem for the capital of their don’t be too sure this won’t yet occur. It
have been established in the West Bank Palestinian State. They insist that the appears to reflect the course that the
by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967. Temple Mount must remain under Bible prophesies will, in fact, take place.
Somewhere between 140,000 and Palestinian control and that a Jewish If 90% of the West Bank is given to
180,000 Jews presently live in these temple can never be built there. Palestinian control and the Jerusalem
areas. These settlements are not com- These two positions are diametrically issue put on hold, this would explain the
posed of tents or trailers that can be opposed to each other. That’s the reason prophesied conflagration in Judea and
easily disbanded. Some of them are beau- the Mideast peace negotiations continue the continuing festering of the Jerusalem
tiful towns of ten to twenty thousand to be so difficult. issue until the time of Armageddon. ❏
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SEEK AND FIND
Seek & Find
By N. Teri Grottke
The Second Woe
ALTAR HUNDRED SMOKE T H E S E S N Y G R T C Y M R A U E I D
AND HURT SOUNDED
X A K I L L E D A N A A Z O T Q I U S R
ANGEL ISSUED TAILS
ANGELS JACINTH THAT D E R A P E R P T Q I E R N X H L P S A
ARE KILLED THE H K Y E W S S W H S L Y Y T D B I H U E
ARMY LIKE THEIR M E K O M S O L O O S E A H E V V R E H
BEFORE LIONS THEM E K M L H D O G E L R R G S R R O A D D
BOUND LOOSE THESE H S Q A E R I F I G J S O W D F H T K T
BREASTPLATES LOOSED THEY T D D N A S U O H T N C E F N R H E N A
DAY MEN THIRD B E R A D I N J J V R A Y S U O C S L U
EUPHRATES MONTH THOUSAND 0 E T P U E S H H A T H E I R H M R T S X
FIRE MOUTH THREE 1 F G H M O H T C C M D V O I C E A F R T
FOR NUMBER THUS
2 O S N R U H I I I O E I C U V R O Z E T
FOUR OUT TRUMPET
FROM PART TWO 3 R B U I E R W H N U D S W I A U O H B D
GOD POWER UNTO 4 E S W H V E T W T T N I R N R A U W M N
GREAT PREPARED VISION 5 M I A T T A A T H H U O D E N A T S U U
HAD RIVER VOICE 6 E X S R C S H H A E O N Y G Q G N H N O
HAVING SAT WAS 7 N T U A R E W O P S S K E G D R W D A B
HEADS SAW WERE 8 Y H D P D S D E S O O L H H O E T E A T
HEARD SAYING WHICH 9 B R E A S T P L A T E S T H V A L L R Y
HORNS SERPENTS WITH 0 L I K E I C C S T N E P R E S T U H G E
HORSES SIXTH YEAR
By N. Teri Grottke
I N F O R M E D T H R E E S C O R E
N O E 11
V O B W E
Whetstone Answers I T
W O R S
H I P P
D G A V
T I 20 O
By John L. Bryant M O N T H S L 22
P U L L 23
V W O
N A T A B E R N A C L E S U
O D D 30
T A P E S O 28
S B D I D D E T E R M I N E D
1. C., Job, Check Index 11. C., Abel, Hebrews 11:4 39 40
A L L C O I D D A
2. A., Saul, I Samuel 9:2 12. A., Amos, Amos 1:1
N A B O M I N A T I O N S G R E A T
3. A., Jesus, Revelation 1:18 13. A., Purple, John 19:2
D I S 44 N 40
S O R G 46
D O R I
4. C., Tithes & offerings, Malachi 3:8 14. B., Levi, Exodus 4:14 Y 47 P 48 S A P 49 A 50
U A U S O
5. B., Ass, Zechariah 9:9 15. B., Lucre, I Timothy 3:2-3 52
T H O U 53
E T H I N G S C T E N
6. B., First, Matthew 6:33 16. C., Ruth, Ruth 1:3-4 B E M A O C H L 55 A O A S
7. C., Dry, Zephaniah 2:13 17. B., Tower, Proverbs 18:10 E R M M P E B E G I N N I N G
8. B., Samaria, Acts 8:5 18. A., A meek & quiet spirit, I Peter 3:1,4 L 57 I S A L R A D S 65 D H
9. A., Simon, Luke 7:40 19. B., Inward, II Corinthians 4:16 O N E 67 T H E R E F O R E A I I
10. C., Lions, Daniel 6:7 20. C., Joy, Nehemiah 8:10 V S I I N I D W E L L
E C O M M A N D M E N T E G E
D O G N Y J D D R A G O N
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