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CHINA’S 496 MISSILES P 10
SHIFT IN MIDDLE EAST P 12
BUSH: “ROMAN EMPIRE” P 22
WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE FIGHTING GOD P 26
Radio Frequency Identification
in the spotlight. Tracking
everything, everywhere. P 18
Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or not we are living in the last days
before the second coming of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic proof that
these are the endtimes. The proofs below defy coincidence.
Euphrates River to Be Dried Up In Revelation 16:12, the Bible predicts that the Euphrates River
will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the east to invade Israel. This will happen at the time of the battle of
Armageddon according to verse 16 of the same chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at which time Jesus
will return and fight on the side of the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will establish His kingdom and usher in His
one thousand-year reign of peace. On January 13, 1990, the Indianapolis Star carried the headline “Turkey Will Cut Off Flow of
Euphrates for One Month.” The article stated that a huge reservoir had been built by Turkey. While filling up the reservoir, the
flow of the Euphrates would be stopped for one month and a concrete plug for a diversion channel built. These things have now
been done. With this newly built dam, Turkey has the ability to stop the Euphrates River at will. The conditions for fulfilling this
1,900 year-old prophecy are now in place.
China Goes to War In Revelation 9:15-16,
the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million soldiers will launch a war which would kill “the third part of men.” Never in the
history of the world until our present generation has there been a power on earth that could field 200 million soldiers. However,
the late ruler of China, Mao Tse Tung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of 200 million. The CIA World Factbook
reports that in the year 2001, it is estimated that China has 200,886,946 men of military age, and this number is growing by 10
million per year.
Worldwide Numbering System Predicted In Revelation 13, the Bible prophesies that a
world dictator will soon rule over a world government. He will cause all people in the earth to receive a number without which
they will be unable to buy or sell. We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled before our eyes in a most astonishing way. Nearly every
human being in the world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our Social Security number. In the past few years,
we have seen this number extended to newborns. A child without a Social Security number cannot be declared as a dependent
on an income tax return. We have seen the emergence of electronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people urging
the abolishment of cash. All of these things could not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only after the invention
of the computer could such a worldwide numbering system be administered.
The Emergence of a New World Order Revelation 13:7 and
Daniel 7:23 prophesy the establishment of a world government. The term “New World Order” has become a prevalent phrase in
the world’s political culture. Mikhail Gorbachev made the term famous, and Pope John Paul II has referred to it repeatedly. In
the September 12, 1990 issue of the Chicago Tribune, our former president George Bush said, “Iraq is the first test for the New
World Order.” He emphatically stated that the Iraq War is Saddam Hussein against the world. The United Nations’ troops are
continually referred to as the multi-national forces. The decision has been made to establish an interdependent community of
nations that will rule the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this will lead us into a great world govern-
ment. The formation of this government is at hand.
or Divine Providence?
Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertaining to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
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How about Jerusalem, and Bethlehem where our Lord was born over 2,000 years ago and the Isle of Patmos where the Book of Revelation was written?
Add to that Nazareth, Samaria, Judea, Athens, Corinth, Mars Hill, Ephesus, Rhodes, and a Mediterranean Sea cruise—and you have the trip of a lifetime! I
want to personally invite you to join us for Prophecy Tour 2004. You won’t want to miss it!
We will stand on the Mount of Olives where Jesus will stand when He returns—Visit the Temple Mount itself where the Third Temple will soon be built—
See the cornerstone intended for the rebuilding of the Third Temple—At the Temple Institute we will see the vessels and the garments already prepared for
resumption of temple worship—Visit the Garden Tomb and the Garden of Gethsemane—See
the site of the coming Battle of Armageddon—We will visit Judean settlements where Jesus
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on 2,000 years ago, and stand in the 23,000-seat theater where the Ephesians shouted
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WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Editor-in-Chief: Irvin Baxter
Assistant Editor: Eddie Sax
Editorial Assistants: Ginger Boerkircher,
Liz Freeman, Dana Grohman, Craig Treadwell,
ow enthralling it must experiencing the prophetic fulfillments Ray Zweidinger
have been for Simeon the indicating the nearness of the second Research: Kathy McKinney
priest when he took the coming. Ministry Fulfillment Services:
baby Jesus into his arms Two major prophecies speak in great Sheri Woodring
fully knowing that he was detail of the rebirth of the Holy Roman Radio Outreach Director: Kara McPeak
holding the long-prom- Empire just before the second coming. In Radio Operations: Jim Stigleman
ised Messiah! “Let thy servant depart in this year of 2004, we will be witnessing Donor Relations: Tracey Kidwell
peace…for mine eyes have seen thy salva- the culmination of these prophecies. The Webmaster: Dan Barkley
tion,” he said. European Union will elect its first Euro-
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What a spiritual rush when Peter blurt- pean president this year. Ten new nations
ed out his declaration, “Thou art the will be added to the present fifteen mem-
Christ!” From that moment on, he lived ber states in May, bringing the total popu-
with the reality that he was eating with lation of the EU to 455 million. A Euro- ENDTIME MINISTRIES
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Abraham, Moses, David and the prophets are all to be instituted in 2004. WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired Word
had all longed for. Besides the establishment of a United of God, that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and
Actually experiencing the fulfillment of States of Europe, events in the Middle that He will come again to establish a kingdom that
divinely given prophecies and fully realiz- East and developments in the War on Ter- shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44). Those who are
ing it gives an individual the distinct rorism all have vital prophetic implica- born again (John 3:3-5) will have eternal life and rule
awareness of personally participating in tions. While marveling that we are part of
as kings and priests with Christ forever.
the divine plan of God. the endtime generation, we should not
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are basking in the glory of personally role in these climatic days. e also found the Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one
day it was to be torn down, reuniting Germany, and
that event would be the catalyst to spark an inter-
national movement called the “New World Order.”
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&FEEDBACK W H AT ’ S O N YO U R M I N D ?
E N DTI M E WANTS TO KN OW.
Warning from Catholic reader erty that did not belong to him. In fact, he had it put there in
As a practicing Catholic, I do not appreciate the office of the the wee hours of the morning when no one else was around.
Pope, who was and is selected by Our Lord Jesus Christ to All they asked him to do was remove it because it had no
guide the faithful, being attacked by erroneous and misguid- business being there without permission. That would be like
ed business and marketing strategies disguised as prophecy. me putting something on your property without your permis-
Has it ever occurred to you that Our Lord Jesus was trying sion and you asking me to remove it before you call the cops
to warn us that, when it comes to Israel and Jerusalem, that on me. I like your magazine but you need to tell the whole
the false messiah would most definitely come from the same story (if you know it). — Pete
exact region as did Our Lord? Did you not read in Scripture
when Jesus said another will come in his own name and him REPLY What you are stating may well be correct. However,
you shall receive. And what evidence can you offer that the court did not order its removal because Judge Moore paid
claims he will be European? for it. It ordered the removal on the grounds of separation of
Woe be unto the man who seeks to harm the Al-Aqsa church and state. Consequently, the issues remain the same.
Mosque which was built by a Jewish man and should always
be a sign of the brotherhood of Ishmael and Isaac. Woe also Practical questions from non-believer
be unto any politician or banker who would dare use these I am not a Christian, but more of an amalgamation of the
blessed and sacred people in a godless plot to cause another truths I perceive to be inherent in the religions I have studied.
war. I am very concerned about any relationship people in I do, however, enjoy listening to Christian talk radio for sev-
our country have with the group known as the Temple Mount eral reasons (which I won't waste your time listing here).
Faithful, because the stability of their doctrine may cause I am curious, though, to see, assuming of course that the
some problems. 'endtimes' do not happen, what this ministry will do when
May the Lord greatly bless your ministry and I look for- Jesus does not show up. Will you come out and admit you
ward to listening to your broadcast but I strongly adjure you were misinformed, or will you quietly disappear into the
to refrain from attacking or accusing an institution that you woodwork with enough money to happily live out the rest of
really don't take the time to try and understand in its fullness. your lives? I'm sure you can appreciate the irony that your
— E. Faith afternoon show is contrasted with evening programs about
investing to ensure future purchasing power.
REPLY I believe the Antichrist will probably emerge from It does seem strange that an incredibly gentle and forgiving
Europe because the Bible teaches that he will rise up among being such as Jesus would come in and slaughter the pagan
a confederation of ten kings (Daniel 7:8, 24-27). Furthermore, world, but I suppose that is not my place to interpret His char-
it can be proven that these ten kings will constitute a revived acter. Of course, if you truly believe what you are preaching,
Holy Roman Empire (Daniel 2:44). Since the historic seat of I do hope the prophecy comes along accordingly. I also hope
the Holy Roman Empire has always been Europe, it appears you have at least considered Revelation from the standpoint
that the Antichrist will rise up in Europe. of Roman history.
For a more complete explanation, see Lessons 5 & 8 of Under- Thank you for hearing what I had to say. Have a good day.
standing the Endtime Level 1. Also read “President Bush... It — KC Swink
Sounds Like the Roman Empire” in this issue of ENDTIME maga-
zine. To better understand the role of the Roman Catholic Church REPLY I don’t know how often you get to listen to “Politics
in Bible prophecy, send for our free brochure, “Why So Many & Religion,” but we sincerely believe the endtimes are already
Churches.” happening. The emerging world government, the coming
global ID, the rebirth of the nation of Israel and the many
Judge Moore: the whole story other prophetic developments all attest to this.
In your article about Judge Roy Moore, you failed to men- If you are asking at what point we would believe that we
tion the fact that he bought and paid for the Ten Command- have been totally off base in believing that the endtimes have
ments fixture that weighed three tons and had it put on prop- arrived, it is a valid question. If twenty years from now, world
6 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004
government structures have not advanced, a Jewish temple amounts of money in a security wall (they don’t seem to be
has not been built, a global ID system has not been imple- thinking that it is temporary), how can this possibly be the
mented and developments in the Middle East have frozen in time of the 6th Trumpet? Where do you place the timing of
place, then we might have to reassess our position. However, Ezekiel’s prophecy? — J. Bateman
I don’t think that is going to happen.
May I reverse the question? What would have to occur for REPLY This prophecy of Ezekiel 38 describes the Battle of
you to believe that we are, in fact, in the endtimes? What Armageddon. The prophecy states that Israel will be a nation
would convince you to become a committed Christian? I of unwalled villages. A security wall at Israel’s border would
hope you will give this sincere consideration. not necessarily violate this prophecy since the cities of Israel
As far as me retiring with enough money from this min- are not walled. On the other hand, Ariel Sharon has stated
istry to live happily ever after, I don’t see it happening. So far, that the security fence can be taken down if peace comes to
I’ve done nothing but give to this ministry, but I’m not com- the neighborhood. Either way, it appears to me that the
plaining. It’s been my privilege to do it. prophecy can still be fulfilled.
RFID – A way of life
In the Dallas Morning News on 12/28/03 there was an article,
F E E D B A C K
front page, business section, discussing RFID chips and Wal- A giant steppingstone
Mart. Linda Dillman, Chief Information Officer has an answer I thank God daily for your ministry. Politics & Religion has
to all those opposing the technology. “Get ready, because been a giant steppingstone in my life and has led me to be
change is coming. Wal-Mart is positioning itself at the front of born again. May the Lord continue to bless you and may
an inevitable technological revolution, even if it means drag- many more be brought to the cross through your teachings. I
ging others into a future they're not sure they want.” plan to continue to support you as I grow in the Lord and as
Dillman continued, “...the public doesn't change our focus on He blesses. — Terry H.
making sure (RFID implementation) happens.” Additionally,
according to the article this change is going to start in Dallas! Harry Potter and the Mark
Dennis Mullen, CEO of Birds Eye Foods was quoted as say- My son Nathan, an 8-year-old second grader, heard about
ing, “People who cannot come up to speed on this technolo- the RFID chip and the mark of the beast. He said,
gy are going to be left behind. Eventually it's going to be a “Mom...you know how Harry Potter has that lightning bolt on
way of life.” The article further points out that a can of soda his forehead? Maybe they're trying to make kids think it's
can be tracked from “manufacturer to warehouse to store to cool to have a mark on your forehead and when they take the
a customer's RFID-equipped refrigerator.” mark of the beast, they'll think it's cool like Harry Potter.”
Amazing! Praise be to God! — Angela P. That gave me pause! He sees through Harry Potter, but it's all
over the public schools and their libraries. Funny how they
Wasting time on Daniel 7 can have books in public school that teach Wicca wrapped
You spend entirely too much time on the vision of the four inside a fictional story, but anything that alludes to Christian-
beasts in Daniel Chapter 7, and don't consider the fact that ity is out of bounds. — T.C.
Daniel saw what is written in Chapters 7 and 8 as the same
vision. Daniel 8:1: “In the third year of the reign of king Bels- E-newsletter impact
hazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after Thank you all soooo much for the free weekly e-newslet-
that which appeared unto me at the first.” ter. Our family supports you both financially and through our
Please consider the fact that Daniel saw the vision of the prayers, and will continue to do so for as long as it takes.
he-goat and ram mixed in with the vision of the four beasts. — Gloria & family
Line upon line
REPLY These visions actually occurred two years apart. Your teachings have helped me put line upon line and pre-
The Daniel 7 vision happened in the first year of the reign of cept upon precept. I can now read Revelation and understand
Belshazzar. it for myself, but more than that, you have equipped me so
We do talk about Daniel 7 quite a lot, but rightfully so. If a that I can help others. — Irene
person does not properly understand the identity of the lion,
the eagle, the bear, the leopard and the ten-horned beast, he Making a difference
cannot possibly understand the world government beast of I pray that your ministry will grow and reach many others
Revelation 13. Without understanding Revelation 13, a per- who need understanding. Be encouraged that you are making
son cannot understand Revelation 17. Consequently, it is a difference in the lives of many. — Marianna
impossible to have a comprehensive understanding of Bible
prophecy without understanding Daniel 7. Right on!
You guys are right on the mark, no pun intended. — Neil
Ezekiel says that Israel must be at peace and un-walled ENDTIME thanks you for your letters. The letters we use in ENDTIME do not necessarily reflect the views of
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» AROUNDTHE GLOBE
WORLD by Liz Freeman &
REVIEW GLOBAL NEWS SEEN THROUGH
T H E E Y E S O F B I B L E P R O P H E CY.
» WARONTERROR continent itself. He also said there was
no threat in Europe that the EU could
“like or trust Jews,” and 15% would pre-
fer that Israel not exist.
Bush grabs new power for FBI not handle alone, especially after it adds Just over 68% said they believed
President Bush has quietly signed 10 new members in May, mainly for- Israel has a right to exist but that the
into law the Intelligence Authorization mer communist states from central and government of Prime Minister Ariel
Act for fiscal year 2004, a new bill giv- eastern Europe. Sharon is “making the wrong choices.”
ing the FBI unprecedented power to “We don't know if the United States In the countries polled, anti-Semitic sen-
obtain records from financial institu- will have forever the resources, or the timent was positively connected with
tions, dramatically expanding the reach interest, to defend Europe,” he said. anti-Israel sentiment. The new anti-
of the USA Patriot Act. Semitism demonizes the state of Israel.
Under the Patriot Act, the FBI had to EU nominated for Nobel in Meanwhile, in Britain, leading Chris-
submit subpoena requests to a federal Norway peace controversy tian clergy, including the Archbishop of
judge or have the approval of a senior Ex-Norwegian prime minister, Thorb- Canterbury and the country’s chief
government official. Under the new joern Jagland has nominated the Euro- rabbi have issued a severe warning
law, the FBI can now acquire these pean Union for the Nobel Peace Prize for about the resurgence of anti-Semitism
records through an administrative pro- helping unite the continent after the Cold and the use of anti-Israel language as a
cedure whereby an FBI field agent sim- War. It is viewed as having little chance cover for anti-Semitism.
ply drafts a letter stating the informa- of success in EU-skeptical Norway. Expressing their hatred of anti-Semi-
tion is relevant to a national security Jagland, a member of the opposition tism, they admitted, “Britain has been
investigation. Labor Party and nominated to the Nor- less affected [by anti-Semitism] than
The law also prohibits subpoenaed wegian Nobel Committee, said, “The many other countries, but has certainly
businesses from revealing to anyone, EU has helped create peace in Europe. not been immune.”
including a person under investigation, [It] is taking major steps to end hun-
that the government has requested
records of their transactions.
dreds of years of rivalries between
nation-states in Europe.”
The Bible describes an economic sys- He said the EU deserved the prize in Labor Secretary Chao: UN a
tem in the endtime with unprecedented 2004 because of the expansion from 15 to threat to U.S.
worldwide control such that unless a 25 states that is scheduled to take place in President Bush's labor secretary,
person bends to its will, that person will May. It will include former eastern bloc Elaine Chao warned a group of conser-
be unable to buy anything or sell any- nations such as Poland and Hungary. vatives that Americans must pay more
thing (Revelation 13:15-18). In light of attention to the United Nations and its
this, developments such as the latest Poll: European anti-Semitism related organizations, which were chip-
expansion of Patriot Act powers deserve lives on ping away at U.S. sovereignty and
attention. On the eve of the 60th anniversary of threatening freedoms.
the liberation of Auschwitz, a day that Chao, speaking at the Conservative
» EUWATCH Israel has dedicated to combating anti-
Semitism, a poll was released showing that
Political Action Conference, stated that
powerful tax-exempt organizations were
Time Europe defended itself says one-third of Europeans feel Jews should applying pressure through the UN to
EU military official stop playing “Holocaust victim” games. have the world body make decisions for
The European Union's top military In addition, the survey, conducted by Americans' lives without any input
official, Finnish general, Gustav Hag- Corriere della Sera, of nine European from its citizens.
glund suggested that American and countries (Italy, France, Belgium, Aus- Tom DeWeese, president of the
European forces should be responsible tria, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxem- American Policy Center, charged that
for their own territorial defense and bourg, Germany, and Britain) found the goal was to “erase national bound-
only cooperate on major crises outside that 46% of those interviewed feel Jews aries”, redistribute wealth on an inter-
their regions. are “different,” and 71% of them urged national scale and steer decisions on
Hagglund stated that it was time Israel to withdraw from the territories. American affairs from representative
Europe shouldered the defense of the Nine percent of respondents do not government to the “global village” with
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all of us as “global citizens”. interference.” The court concluded that other foreign leader during the eight
Panelist Tom Kilgannon of Oliver a wiretap would create substantial years of the Clinton administration.
North’s Freedom Alliance noted that interference. “Bill Clinton did everything he could to
Secretary General Kofi Anan lives “like try to put together a settlement and
a king” at the UN, where “Castro is a Dean pushed 'smart card' IDs came fairly close. In the final analysis,
hero and George W. Bush is reviled or Despite presidential campaign promis- Arafat refused to say yes.”
barely tolerated.” es to protect personal privacy, Democra-
“Kofi Anan is no friend of the Ameri- tic candidate Howard Dean, in 2002, Pope to receive Charlemagne
can people, and the UN is no ally of the advocated “smart card” IDs for all Amer- Prize
Untied States,” he declared. DeWeese icans and pressed for a requirement that Vatican Press Office Director Joaquin
and fellow panelist, Jeff Gayner of PCs include card readers to ensure a Navarro-Valls announced that “the city
Americans for Sovereignty, called for user's identity before going online. of Aquisgrana has conferred on His
the U.S. to get out of the UN and to CNet News reported that Dean made Holiness John Paul II, in an extraordi-
force the UN to get out of the U.S. the pronouncements at a conference nary and single fashion, the Charle-
sponsored by a smart-card company. magne International Prize as a recogni-
» 6THTRUMPETWATCH “We must move to smarter license
cards that carry secure digital informa-
tion of his personal commitment and
that of the Holy See in favor of unity
France backs China against tion that can be universally read at vital among the peoples of Europe on the
Taiwan as it eyes trade deals checkpoints,” Dean was reported to basis of the values rooted in the com-
It is expected that Chinese President have said. “Issuing such a card would mon human nature and efficaciously
Hu Jintao will bolster ties with France have little effect on the privacy of promoted by Christianity. The Holy
after French counterpart, Jacques Americans.” Father feels honored to accept this prize
Chirac criticized China's opponent Tai- which will be conferred on him on
wan over a planned referendum seen as Watch doubles as credit card March 25th in the Vatican.”
promoting a push for independence. It would be so convenient if you
Chirac, speaking at a state banquet could just wave your hand and pay your Springtime for Osama
honoring Hu, called the March 20th bills. Well, now you can. Timex is sell- Quoting military sources, the Chicago
plebiscite “a grave mistake” that would ing the Smart Pass Watch containing a Tribune has reported that U.S. forces are
destabilize Asia. He added that France debit chip. Not only do these watches planning to destroy the Osama bin
was attached to the idea “of just one tell time, they pay your bills. Merely Laden’s al-Qaida terror network and
China”. His comment aligned France wave your watch in front of the gas capture its notorious leader. The offen-
with the United States and Japan, pump or at the local Stop & Shop sive is being referred to in internal Pen-
which have also criticized the referen- and...purchase paid. tagon messages as the “spring offen-
dum. Taiwanese President Chen Shui- The Smart Pass watch can be used at sive.” The Tribune reports the assassina-
bian has timed it to coincide with more than 8,000 ExxonMobil stations tion attempts on Musharraf seem to
upcoming presidential elections. nationwide. In certain parts of the coun- have triggered the plans. American
try, it can buy groceries at Stop & Shop troops are headed for Pakistan.
» MARKOFTHEBEAST markets and meals at more than 440
McDonald's restaurants. The Euro-Leopard Tank
Court to FBI: No spying on The watches look like ordinary watch- After analyses of the 1973 Yom Kippur
in-car computers es, sell for nearly the same price and War became available, it became clear
A federal appeals court ruled that the work like a debit card. Timex is warning that increased armor protection would
FBI and other police agencies may not users to treat it like a debit card and be a decisive factor in the future. The
eavesdrop on conversations inside auto- make sure it's always in a safe place. Leopard 2 battle tank was the result.
mobiles equipped with OnStar or simi- The Leopard 2, with Germany’s
lar dashboard computing systems.
The (usually-ultra liberal) 9th Circuit
» FURTHERMORE Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) as the
general contractor, is the world’s most
Court of Appeals said that the FBI is not Cheney: Arafat 'torpedoed' peace successful main battle Tank, and is now
legally entitled to remotely activate the agreement deployed by 11 European countries.
system and use it to spy on passengers Vice President Dick Cheney, address- The Leopard 2 appropriately bears the
because doing so would render the sys- ing the Los Angeles World Affairs name “Euro-Leopard”.
tem inoperable during an emergency. Council, said peace is unlikely while Revelation 13:2 describes the end-
In a 2-1 ruling, the majority found Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat remains time world governmental system as
that a district judge was wrong to have in power. being “like unto a leopard (Germany),
granted the FBI its request for covert Cheney said that, near the end of his and his feet were as the feet of a bear
monitoring. Under current law, the second term, Bill Clinton talked repeat- (Russia), and his mouth as the mouth of
court said, companies may only be edly about his disappointment with a lion (Great Britain): and the dragon
ordered to comply with wiretaps when Arafat who was in the White House and (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat,
the order would cause a “minimum of the West Wing more often than any and great authority.” e
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A STRAIT SHOT
For some reason,
Taiwan’s president, Chen
Shui-bian feels that 496
missiles parked just across
the Straits of Taiwan repre-
sents a clear and present
danger to the island...
Taiwan's president Chen Shui-bian speaking at an army base near Taipei. The
Taiwanese president told military officers that China's intentions to invade Taiwan
“were clearer than ever before.” He said the Chinese military was vigorously devel-
oping its armed forces and weapons. The portrait of Chinese Nationalist leader wan against a Chi- What’s in a name?
Chiang Kai-shek is in the background. AP PHOTO/JEROME FAVRE nese assault. Will In a rare diplomatic victory, Taiwan
Bush ever back off was recently able to get its national title
from his promise to modified at the International Associa-
hina currently has 496 defend her? “We oppose any unilateral tion of Chiefs of Police (IACP) from “Tai-
missiles aimed at Tai- decision by either China or Taiwan to wan, China” to simply “Taiwan”. The
wan, only 135 miles change the status quo,” Bush said after victory has infuriated Beijing... once
away. These missiles talks with visiting Chinese Premier Wen again. The news headline read, “Inter-
travel at speeds of 1 1/2 Jiabao. “And the comments and actions national Body Accepts Taiwan.” How
miles per second and thus are about 90 made by the leader of Taiwan indicate will this affect the slow but deadly dog-
seconds from Taiwan’s shores. Chen that he may be willing to make decisions fight between Beijing and Taipei? One
Shui-bian has decided to put forth a ref- unilaterally to change the status quo, of the world’s largest law enforcement
erendum asking China to remove these which we oppose,” Bush added. Main- agencies no longer recognizes Taiwan as
intimidating missiles. taining the status quo prevents the U.S. a renegade province of the Motherland.
Chen’s ultimate desire is to hold a ref- from having to take a stand. Taiwan has continually defied Main-
erendum for total independence, but at If Taiwan is truly a U.S. interest, land China since 1949. When the com-
President Bush’s request, he has prom- which it is, then to what extent will munists overthrew the regime of Free
ised not to do it. However, there America become involved? Taiwan China, Chiang Kai-shek and his follow-
remains one provision under which he appears resolute to declare self-rule. ers took flight to the island of Taiwan.
has reserved the right to declare sover- China looks equally determined to halt Since then, Beijing has contended that
eignty: if the island comes under a clear them. Does Washington have the abili- Taiwan is under China’s authority even
and present danger. For some reason, ty to pacify both sides? The U.S. has though Mao Tse-tung’s communists
the island’s leader feels that 496 mis- the nuclear capability to cause unthink- never actually conquered the island.
siles parked just across the Straits of Tai- able mass destruction. If she is sucked China has been vociferously demand-
wan represents such a danger. into an all-out war with China, there is ing “reunification” in recent years, and
Until now, Bush has said that the U.S. no telling how the world would be for- it appears they are not letting up on
will do whatever it takes to guard Tai- ever altered. their demands.
10 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004
The haunting One-China Policy, the State Council, as quoted in the obliterated? Revelation 9:13-16 prophe-
which has been in force since the U.S. China Daily. Zaizi warned Taiwan to sies a war coming that will kill one-
Congress passed the Taiwan Relations “stop playing with fire”. Chinese Pre- third of mankind. Whatever date it
Act in 1979, even now guides President mier Wen Jiabao has vowed Beijing will turns out to be, we can bank on the fact
Bush’s actions. He has stated that if pay any price to safeguard the “unity of that it will be a day that the four billion
there is to be unification between Tai- the motherland”. But Wang stopped survivors will never forget.
wan and the Mainland, it should be short of threatening force. The prophecy states that one of the
done diplomatically and not by force. We are a sovereign nation! Chen combatants in this war will have an
Taiwan has typically depended on the Shui-bian, president of Taiwan, has army of 200 million soldiers. China is
U.S. for military protection, but the declared autonomy at numerous junc- the only nation to ever make such a
U.S. has respected the economic and tures. Now we are seeing an amplified boast and have the population to back it
military forces of the mainland. Quite a effort to affirm Taiwan’s independence up. We may be looking at a political
balancing act. on the global level. The IACP is an Mount St. Helens.
This is a delicate subject since, in the international organization. It is also a One thing we can know for certain: in
past, China has stated her intentions to the event that two billion people die, it
take out 25 major U.S. cities with will open the door for global governance
nuclear ballistic missiles. With no mis- to have its day in the sun. The Antichrist
Peace and stability across
sile defense system in place, the U.S.
remains vulnerable to any major nuclear
power, and China is no exception.
The Plot Thickens
Taiwan is now marching towards
the Taiwan Straits will be
determined by what happens
in the next three
months. — Wang Zaizi,
“ and his regime will quickly rise as the
new champions of peace. They will be
embraced for their heroic leadership.
But it will be the most brutal leadership
the world has ever known.
Whether the 6th Trumpet war begins
declaring sovereignty, or what China vice minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office here and now, or not, one truth remains
would call the ‘abyss of destruction’. A unchanged. It is time to proclaim the
of the State Council
referendum that could lead to such a gospel like never before.
declaration will be voted on when Tai- If the Bible says this war is sure to
wan goes to the polls for the upcoming happen, then nothing will prevent it.
March 20th presidential elections. member of Interpol, the international The only sheltered place is in the name
A recent attempt to put the name police system. of Jesus Christ. Proverbs 18:10 declares,
‘Taiwan’ on all of its passports in place Nobody wants blood on their hands, “The name of the LORD is a strong
of “Republic of China” is another exam- yet everybody wants it their way. Is it tower: the righteous runneth into it,
ple of the steps the island has been tak- possible to make both Red China and and is safe.”
ing that have exasperated the Red Chi- Taiwan happy without resorting to full- 496 missiles on the wall. 496 mis-
nese. What may seem like tiddlywinks scale warfare? Who will decide the siles. If one of those missiles just hap-
to those of us halfway around the world game has gone on long enough and act pens to fall... e
appears as a hardcore threat in the eyes on the unthinkable?
of the communist Chinese. Craig Treadwell and Dana Grohman con-
“Taipei’s radical push towards inde- The Day After tributed to the writing of this article. Related
pendence has put cross-Straits relations What future date will become the resources from ENDTIME: “The China
in the crucible... Peace and stability next “September 11th” that, when men- Threat,” VHS, one hour. “Did 9/11 Start
across the Taiwan Straits will be deter- tioned, will invoke horrific memories World War III?,” VHS or DVD, one hour.
mined by what happens in the next forever to be embedded in the minds of Understanding the Endtime Level 3: The
three months,” said Wang Zaizi, vice survivors? What will the world be like Sequence of Endtime Events, 6 lessons on
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EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004 11
BY IRVIN BAXTER
or the last ten years, it Israel. The world community knew malls, live a normal life.
F has seemed that peace
for Israel is simply
impossible. In January of
2001, Israeli Prime Min-
ister Ehud Barak offered to return virtu-
ally all of the occupied territories,
including placing the Temple Mount
this. Israel knew it. And Yasser Arafat
knew it. But Arafat said he would
accept no less.
Israel was unwilling to accept nation-
al suicide. So the Palestinian suicide
Israeli morale sank lower and lower.
Then came December 17, 2003.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon delivered
his historic speech at the annual confer-
ence in Herzliya. The Palestinians were
thrown into chaos and disarray by
totally under Palestinian sovereignty. It appeared there was no hope in sight. Sharon’s proposals.
Still Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Oh yes, Israel had the power to utterly He challenged the Palestinians to
rejected the offer, demanding that drive the Palestinians from the land; but implement the world community’s
Arabs should be able to return to terri- that was unacceptable to the world Roadmap for Peace. That was nothing
tories lost when the Arabs launched community. The Jewish people could new. But then he dropped the bomb-
their war against Israel in 1948. Return- continue to slog along from suicide shell. If you are unwilling to fulfill the
ing Arabs to the heartland of Israel—to bombing to suicide bombing. But the demands of the international communi-
Tel Aviv, Haifa and Netanya—would fear had become palpable—fear to get ty, then Israel will move unilaterally to
have spelled the end of the State of on buses, go to restaurants, shop in the disengage from living with the Palestini-
ans. We will finish the build-
ing of our security fence as
rapidly as possible. Palestini-
ans will then live on one side,
and Israelis will live on the
Sharon warned that the
Palestinians would not receive
as good a deal if Israel were
forced to separate unilaterally.
Therefore, he urged the Pales-
tinians to move forward
quickly to enact the Roadmap
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
speaks during a convention on security in
the Israeli coastal town of Herzliya on
December 18, 2003. Sharon stated during
this major policy address that Israel would
start its own separation moves if the U.S.-
backed Roadmap for Peace fails, specifical-
ly, if the Palestinians do not make moves
toward peace within six months.
AP PHOTO / ZIV KOREN / POOL
12 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004
The dirty secret Antichrist will confirm a covenant with engagement lead to the fulfillment of
The first step to implementing the Israel for seven years. They also tell us these prophecies? It certainly appears so.
Roadmap is for the Palestinians to stop that the Temple Mount will be shared Sharon’s plan calls for Israel’s with-
all terror and to dismantle all terrorist between Jew and Gentile during these drawal to the security fence now under
entities. However, the Palestinians can- final seven years and that a Jewish tem- construction. Settlers living in Judea
not dismantle Hamas and the Islamic ple will be built there. Furthermore, claim they will not give up their land. If
Jihad without triggering a civil war. The Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:15-21 Sharon withdraws, leaving the settlers
first Palestinian prime minister, Mah- that, halfway through the final seven to live under Palestinian control, this
moud Abbas, said that he would not dis- years, terrible slaughter would be would explain the prophesied slaughter.
mantle the terrorist entities. The pres- unleashed against Jews living in the The year of 2004 will be an inter-
ent prime minister, Ahmed Qurei, has area of Judea (the West Bank). esting year for students of Bible
said that he will not disarm the terror- Could Sharon’s plan of unilateral dis- prophecy. e
ists. Therefore, the Roadmap cannot be
implemented by the Palestinians. The
Palestinians know this. Israel knows
this. The United States and the world
community know this.
Result? Sharon has said that he will
begin to disengage unilaterally within
six months from the time of his speech.
That will be around May. He is saying
that Palestinians will be on one side of
the security wall that Israel is building,
and Israel will be on the other side.
What will this do?
Suddenly the Palestinians will lose
the only weapon that they have to pres-
sure Israel into concessions – the
weapon of terrorism and suicide bomb-
ings. Once the 25-foot-high wall is com-
pleted, Israel will be able to live in rela-
tive safety. All of a sudden, the urgency
to negotiate will be removed.
What does the Bible say
The prophecies state that the
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat hugs and kisses Sheik
Ahmed Yassin, spiritual leader of the Hamas terrorist
organization, at a hospital in Jordan in 1997 just after his
release from an Israeli prison. AP PHOTO/POOL
EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004 13
Q U A N T U M S H I F T I N T H E M I D D L E E A S T !
tures with Israel just after signing the
“TEMPORARY” Wye Accords in 1998. His admission
PEACE came during a rally of his Fatah move- FENCE ON
Give credit to Hamas when credit is ment in Ramallah three weeks after TRIAL AT HAGUE
due. The terrorist organization’s spiri- Wye, again in Arabic and again, not In the past, Israel was calling it a
tual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, has intended for a Western audience. There security fence. Today they are calling it
openly stated that he is prepared to he referenced the Khudaibiya agree- an anti-terrorism fence; the wall that
accept a temporary peace with Israel ment – the accord signed by Sala’adin Arafat built.
and a Palestinian state on the West with the Crusaders. Sala’adin was the The Palestinians don’t like it. Therefore
Bank and Gaza with Jerusalem as its Muslim leader who, after this cease- the United Nations doesn’t like it. But the
capital city. fire, declared a jihad against the Cru- United States seems to understand
When one hears of a Muslim making saders and conquered Jerusalem. Israel’s need for it. And the U.S. holds
a “temporary peace”, it is hard to avoid On numerous previous occasions, veto power in the UN Security Council.
recalling the ten-year peace agreement both Arafat and other senior Palestin- For that reason, the Palestinians
signed by Mohammed with the tribe of ian officials have assured Arab audi- called for a sweep left—an end-around,
Koreish. After two years, Mohammed's ences that their treaties with Israel are per se. Unable to force Israel to halt
military position improved inspiring only temporary truces rather than gen- construction by way of a Security Coun-
him to tear up the agreement and uine, permanent peace agreements. cil vote to be followed by economic
slaughter the Koreishites. In this same Israel is finally recognizing this reality, sanctions or military force, the Arab
spirit, Yasser Arafat, within days after especially in light of the recent refusal nations, instead, asked the International
signing of the Oslo Peace Accords in of several prominent Palestinian organ- Court of Justice in The Hague to rule on
1993, compared the historic accords to izations to sign a U.S.-sponsored com- the legality of the fence. In December,
this same Mohammedan treaty. He mitment to cut funding from groups the UN General Assembly formally
shared his true intent with an Arab engaged in terrorism. asked the ICJ to rule on the “legal impli-
audience in South Africa. It was a Entitled “Certification Regarding Ter- cations of the construction of a wall on
speech not intended for translation and rorist Financing,” it would have commit- conquered Palestinian land.”
Western consumption; however, it was ted the signers to pledge not to shift Israeli officials are assuming that the
captured on tape and leaked out. funds to anyone engaged in terrorism. ICJ verdict will be hostile, as is most
Arafat again stated his intention to The organizations, which include social every UN decision concerning Israel.
break his peace over- welfare groups within the Palestinian Therefore, Israel is rejecting the world
Authority and independent NGOs government court’s jurisdiction over the
funded mostly by the U.S. and matter. The Sharon government is cur-
the EU, not only refused to rently preparing a legal, diplomatic and
sign, but they organized pub- public relations battle designed to deny
lic demonstrations in oppo- the ICJ’s authority to reach a decision
sition to the document. on the separation fence. It is sending its
Among the terrorist top legal advisors to The Hague, and is
groups listed were Hamas, already laying the groundwork to justi-
Islamic Jihad, the Aksa fy the security need for the fence.
Martyrs Brigades (the Likewise, the Palestinian Authority
armed wing of Fatah), the has retained international legal authori-
Popular Front for the Lib- ties to represent its opposition to the
eration of Palestine, and fence at the court discussions.
the Democratic Front for The U.S. also shares Israel's concerns
the Liberation of Palestine. about the world court asserting its influ-
Hamas is open about ence concerning the security fence. The
its intent. Credit is due. ICJ is not under the control of the
With Hamas, and per- Israel-protecting U.S. veto. American
haps with the cul- officials believe that the proceedings
ture at large, peace will set a negative precedent, politiciz-
agreements are ing international law and dealing a blow
understood to be to Washington’s veto-wielding influ-
temporary. And ence on world affairs. The U.S. is con-
this realization is sidering submitting a brief of its posi-
pushing Israel tion on the case, and perhaps even tak-
closer to declaring ing part in the discussions.
unilateral separa- The case is slated to be heard on Feb-
Ariel Sharon ILLUSTRATION BY CORBIN RUNNELS tion. e ruary 23. e
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Katherine Albrecht plays the part of David. The role of Goliath
is being acted out by some of the world’s most powerful
transnational corporations. This is an ongoing story.
t was early 2003 and the out- shoppers. Gillette had announced plans thy, provided no one stepped forward to
I look was bleak. The war had
After three years of quiet
research and planning, the
MIT Auto-ID Center, a consortium of
over 100 global corporations and gov-
ernment agencies, was set to launch the
to purchase 500 million RFID tags from
a company called Alien Technology for
use in its shaving products. Benetton
was gearing up to put 15 million spy
chips in women’s clothing. Other com-
panies would quickly follow suit. And
yet the world's people knew nothing.
lead the public in opposition. The coast
looked clear for a full-scale rollout. The
world would be invaded by this tech-
nology before people even knew what
had hit them.
But we changed all of that. In a David
vs. Goliath style miracle, a small band of
Internet of Things – a system using tiny The experts behind the system committed individuals armed with little
computer chips with miniature anten- expected little resistance from the pub- more than the truth and big dose of faith
nas to tag, number, and track every lic. Though their research found that 78 foiled the plans of some of the world’s
object on the planet. percent of people surveyed objected to richest and most powerful corporations.
Major companies were preparing to RFID technology on privacy grounds, it In March 2003, CASPIAN (Con-
test the system in real stores, on live also indicated they could hope for apa- sumers Against Supermarket Privacy
Invasion and Numbering) launched a
worldwide boycott campaign again
Benetton that brought media coverage
from as far away as Tasmania and Swe-
den. The company was inundated with
calls and letters from angry consumers
around the globe protesting its planned
use of spy chips in clothing. Within a
few short weeks, Benetton canceled its
plans to turn women’s clothing into
tracking devices and promised con-
sumers that their clothes would be spy-
Other companies took the hint and
went underground with their RFID spy
chip plans, but CASPIAN pursued them.
This summer I found a Gillette smart
shelf that uses a hidden camera to take
mug shots of consumers as they pick up
products. The shelf had been quietly
installed in a Wal-Mart store in Brock-
ton, Massachusetts, just an hour from
my home. When word of the trial got
Benetton was gearing up to put 15 million tracking devices in women’s clothing. A worldwide boycott campaign out, Wal-Mart was inundated with cus-
against the international clothing chain caused it to cancel its plans and promise consumers that their clothes would be tomer complaints. While both Gillette
spy-chip free. ENDTIME PHOTO, BENETTON STOREFRONT, VENICE, ITALY. and Wal-Mart initially denied the exis-
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WAR BY KATHERINE ALBRECHT
tence of the shelf, I bought a disposable
camera and took a few photos for pos-
terity. When I shared these photos with
the media, suddenly Wal-Mart and
Gillette remembered the shelf, but
claimed it had never been activated.
As soon as it found itself in a public
relations firestorm, Wal-Mart assured
consumers that RFID technology
would not be appearing on the retail
floor of its stores, and Gillette claimed it
would not be tagging any more prod-
ucts “for ten years.” When we later
checked, sure enough the photo-snap-
ping shelf in Brockton had vanished.
Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer,
had backed down, beating a hasty
retreat from a controversial technology.
Consumers had won their second enor-
Soon after saving American con-
sumers from spy shelf technology, we
were dismayed to learn that Gillette
was taking pictures of unsuspecting Microphotograph of individual NanoBlock ICs on the surface oa a U.S. dime. PHOTO COURTESY OF EPCGLOBAL, INC.
British customers at a chain called
Tesco. (Tesco is Britain’s biggest super- shelves, too, disappeared. nal documents accessible on their web-
market chain, similar to our familiar As these scandals were unfolding, the site. We were able to access these
Wal-Mart.) CASPIAN got the word out proponents of RFID were working on a directly over the World Wide Web by
to UK citizens by working for over a top-secret public relations plan to “paci- simply by typing the word “confiden-
month with a reporter from The fy” the public. The folks at the MIT tial” into their public search engine.
Guardian newspaper to uncover docu- Auto-ID Center (who had promised These confidential documents revealed
ments and get the evidence published. that data collected through their global the Center’s strategies to “drive adop-
After the resulting outcry led to spy system would be safe in their con- tion” and “neutralize opposition” to
protests at Tesco stores, those spy trol), had left dozens of sensitive inter- RFID, while depending on consumer
Official banner of the International Supply Chain conference held simultaneously with the EPC Symposium in Chicago this past September. This image, reading “mark, track, man-
age, share” was posted on the conference website, and also on banners, posters, and signs at the event.
EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004 19
no further RFID experiments were
In September, CASPIAN turned out
to protest RFID's version of a coming of
age party: the official launch of the
Electronic Product Code (EPC) network
in Chicago. This is the event where
“deputized evangelists” were enlisted to
help spread the “holy grail” of RFID like
a contagion to attendees. (These are real
phrases, taken from actual documents
and individuals promoting the event.
Religious terminology abounded.)
“EPC” is the official name for the RFID
tags slated to replace the bar code on all
manufactured products, thus turning
the things we buy into tracking devices.
Over 30 demonstrators turned out to
protest the EPC network launch, which
we planned to coincide with Gillette's
“Reasons to Believe” speech. Some took
time off from work and school and oth-
ers drove over two hours in Chicago's
notorious rush hour traffic to attend. I
filed a civil rights lawsuit to ensure our
First Amendment right to speak pub-
licly at the event and spent a full day in
Smile! As you browse the Lipfinity lipstick selection at Wal-Mart, your moving image is captured by webcam and
federal court to plead our case. We did-
beamed to Procter & Gamble executives who study your facials. ENDTIME PHOTO / BRIAN BENJAMIN
n't even learn where we would be
assembling until the 11th hour.
A year ago, I felt powerless to fight
the onslaught of MIT's spy chip tech-
“apathy” to minimize their troubles. the tagged lipsticks, and images of them nology. What could one woman and a
They also listed by name several law- were beamed by webcam to P&G exec- loosely affiliated band of consumers
makers, privacy advocates, and others utives 750 miles away. Again, the com- possibly do to slow the avalanche head-
whom they hoped to “bring into the panies first denied the trial, but caved ed our way? I said my prayers and took
Center’s ‘inner circle’”. in the face of evidence provided by the a stand, armed only with a fistful of
A flurry of critical media stories fol- Chicago Sun Times, which uncovered courage and a heart full of faith. And
lowed, busting the RFID issue wide open. the story. Wal-Mart and P&G were what a year it has turned out to be! To
Companies hastily canceled longstanding forced to acknowledge the tests but said my amazement, almost one year to the
plans to test RFID tags on consumers.
Almost overnight their focus shifted from
tracking people and purchases to tracking RFID bumper stickers from www.weirdbytes.com/rfid/bstickers.htm
inventory in back room warehouses, far
from public scrutiny. Since that time, no
company has dared to publicly attempt
live RFID tests involving consumers in
the United States. Any trials that had
already taken place have been buried and
quietly covered up.
Companies have not been entirely
successful in destroying evidence of
their trials, however. Recently, it came
to light that Procter & Gamble and Wal-
Mart used consumers as guinea pigs to
test an RFID shelf holding Lipfinity lip-
stick. Lipfinity purchasers at a Wal-
Mart store in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
were observed as they interacted with
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day after I first vowed to fight RFID, I
found myself addressing an auditorium
full of scientists, engineers, business
executives and reporters – on MIT’s
own property – as the invited keynote
speaker on RFID privacy! Truly God BY J O H N L. BRYANT
had prepared a table before me in the
presence of my enemies.
As if our blessing were not enough 1. I _____ toward the mark for the prize of the high calling.
already, the icing on the cake was being A. Run B. Walk C. Press D. Pull
able to present this assembled crowd 2. Solomon’s navy brought him this jungle creature.
with a position statement on RFID
signed by over 40 of the world’s leading A. Ape B. Giraffe C. Elephant D. Zebra
privacy and civil liberties organizations. 3. In Luke 17:17, Jesus cleansed ten lepers; how many thanked Him?
(See it online at: http://www.priva- A. 10 B. 7 C. 1 D. 5
cyrights.org/ar/RFIDposition.htm) In 4. In order to see, these fell from the eyes of Saul.
this document, we call for a moratori-
um on item-level tagging of consumer
A. Tears B. Eyelashes C. Drops of blood D. Scales
products and outline a series of unac- 5. Pharez and Zarah were twins. Name the other pair of twins.
ceptable practices. A. Cain & Abel B. Jacob & Esau C. Paul & Silas D. Elijah & Elisha
The eyes of the world are now on the 6. In what place did the Israelites eat fish, melons, leeks and onions?
RFID industry. No longer can it operate
A. Egypt B. Assyria C. Arabia D. Babylon
in darkness and secrecy. No longer is
our band of freedom-fighting consumers 7. After the baptism of Jesus, what bird is mentioned?
alone, but we have now been joined by A. Raven B. Dove C. Peacock D. Quail
organizations representing hundreds of 8. By what method was Stephen killed?
thousands of consumers across the A. Pierced by swords B. Flayed with knives C. Stoned D. Hung
globe. God has called in the cavalry.
What looked bleak last year has taken 9. What bird brought food to Elijah?
an optimistic turn. We have much to A. Stork B. Seagull C. Hawk D. Raven
look forward to: a few more years to 10. The Lord sent the brother of Moses to meet him in the wilderness.
live and worship freely. e A. Aaron B. Abraham C. Lot D. Jonah
11. Why do the heathen _____ and the people imagine …?
To join the “cavalry”, go to www. spy- A. Laugh B. Cry C. Sing D. Rage
chips.com and click on “Get Involved”. See 12. In Exodus 21:6, a pointed tool for piercing the ear lobes.
order form to order either or both of A. Aul B. Rivet C. Stick D. Thumbtack
Katherine Albrecht’s two videos, “RFID:
13. For what organization would Matthew be working today?
Tracking Everything, Everywhere” and
“On the Brink of the Mark”. A. CIA B. FBI C. IRS D. YMCA
14. Such as should be saved, the Lord added to the church...
A. Monthly B. Daily C. Weekly D. Yearly
15. Call me not Naomi, but call me by what name?
A. Sara B. Jochebed C. Rahab D. Mara
16. Who is worthy to _____ the book and to loose the seals?
A. Open B. Close C. Print D. Lift
17. Hath not the potter power over the what?
A. Iron B. Clay C. Gold D. Silver
18. Will a man _____ God … in tithes and offerings?
A. Supply B. Sue C. Rob D. Out talk
19. What fowl is listed as gathering her brood under her wings?
A. Turkey B. Duck C. Ostrich D. Hen
20. What is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong?
A. Work B. Race C. Journey D. Flight
Answers on page 25
EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004 21
P R E S I D E N T B U S H …
“ IT SOUNDS
EMPIRE. BY IRVIN BAXTER
“Sounds like the Empire. They are found in Daniel 2 and a crucial point: the drive for European
Revelation 17. unity has deep historical origins. They
Roman Empire, Over the last 1,200 years, the Holy stretch back to the dissolution of the
Romano,” remarked Roman Empire has always been led by Roman Empire and the memory of the
President Bush. His off- two men, a political leader and a spiri- empire Charlemagne strove to renew.
the-cuff comment to tual leader. This will be true of the last Napoleon tried to re-create it through
rise of the Holy Roman Empire. The his Legion of Honor in 1802, which was
Romano Prodi, Bible calls those two men the Antichrist modeled after the Roman Legio Hono-
President of the and the False Prophet. ratorum. Hitler attempted to unify
European Commission, Europe. His loyalists gave the Roman
came in response to A united Europe salute. Their cry, “Heil Hitler!” was
The January 3, 2004 edition of The modeled after “Hail Caesar!” Even the
Prodi’s proud descrip- Economist featured an article entitled, Nazi’s SS division for French volunteers
tion of the dramatic “The History of an Idea.” The article was called the “Charlemagne Division”.
enlargement scheduled states, “Ever since the fall of Rome, a Whether in times of war or peace, the
for the European Union strain in European thought has longed inspiration for European unification has
for the re-creation of an over-arching always been attributed to Charlemagne.
in May of 2004. political structure for Europe, and has In May, ten new nations will join the
So was President Bush right? Is the used the Roman Empire as a model. In European Union, bringing the total
unification of Europe, which we are 800 AD, more than three centuries after membership to 25 nations. This will
presently witnessing, the re-creation of the fall of the Roman Empire, Charle- swell the population of the EU to 450
the Roman Empire? magne, the king of the Franks, had him- million. The economies of these nations
The President’s statement is interest- self crowned in Rome by the pope. His will merge, with most adopting a com-
ing because the Bible prophesies the new empire stretched from the Pyre- mon currency—the euro, and all
rebirth of the Holy Roman Empire right nees to the Danube and from Hamburg national borders will be abolished. Also
before the Second Coming of Jesus. The to Sicily; and his imperial seal bore the scheduled for 2004 is the election of a
Holy Roman Empire is the Roman words Renovatio Imperii Romani, ‘the European president, the formation of a
Empire in a modified form. Renewal of the Roman Empire.’” European military and the adoption of
There are two prophecies that foretell In making his remark, President a European constitution. We are wit-
the re-emergence of the Holy Roman Bush, knowingly or not, touched upon nessing nothing short of the creation of
22 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004
Bush & Prodi AP PHOTO/RON EDMONDS
a superpower that could rival the Unit- es of war would be dissolved and
ed States for world leadership. Europe would live in peace.
The United States dominates the The Economist boldly claims: “The The current challenge for the EU is to
world today causing some to accuse the Romans and Charlemagne actually get a constitution adopted. Poland, one
U.S. of being a revived Roman Empire. inspired the fathers of the EU, whose of the countries to become a member
However, a true reincarnation of an objectives were the exact opposite of this year, torpedoed the process when it
ancient empire is being born in Europe. war. Indeed, the founding treaty of their insisted on having the same number of
creation was signed in Rome, of course, votes in EU decision making as Ger-
When they cry ‘peace, peace’ in 1957.” Present European leaders hope many and France. Germany’s popula-
Former attempts to recreate the to return to the Eternal City in 2004 to tion is twice the size of Poland’s, and
Roman Empire had been made by mili- put their names to a new constitution. she has a much larger economy. There-
tary force. However, today the mission Should anyone be surprised that the fore, Germany insists that the voting
is nearly accomplished without a shot expansion of the European club is being strength of each country be apportioned
being fired. The ammunition of the managed from the Charlemagne Build- according to population. Poland contin-
architects of the new Europe has been ing in Brussels? ues to hold out for an equal voice.
words. The weapon—peace. Poland is also insisting that the new
The rationale in the drive for the uni- The “Holy” Roman Empire European constitution include recogni-
fication of Europe has been to ensure What is the distinction between the tion of the Roman Catholic Church’s
that the continent, which gave us World Roman Empire and the Holy Roman historic role in Europe. This should not
War I and World War II, would never be Empire? The Roman Empire was strictly surprise us since Poland is the homeland
the source of World War III. European political. But as in Nebuchadnezzar’s of Pope John Paul II. Many national
leaders pointed out that the horrible dream in Daniel 2, the last empire was leaders are resisting any mingling of pol-
wars of the 20th Century were ignited made of iron mingled with clay—the itics and religion in the new constitu-
by national conflicts. They reasoned Roman Empire joined with the Catholic tion. Could Poland possibly compromise
that if borders were eliminated and the Church. When Pope Leo III placed the on the voting issue in exchange for offi-
nation-states of Europe were merged crown on Charlemagne’s head in 800 AD, cial EU recognition of the Pope’s tradi-
into a United States of Europe, the caus- it became a union of church and state. tional role in the Holy Roman Empire?
EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004 23
you, all nations of the continent, with-
out losing your distinctive qualities and
glorious individuality, will be merged
within a superior unit.” The exhibition
closed with a quotation from Valerie
Giscard d’Estang, chairman of the con-
vention that drafted the disputed EU
constitution: “Dream of Europe. Let us
imagine a continent at peace, freed of
its barriers and obstacles, where history
and geography are finally reconciled.”
The Economist summed it up this
way: “If pressed, few of the architects of
the modern Europe venture would
deny that they hope that one day the
EU will be a great power—a peaceable,
liberal, law-based and generous great
power, no doubt, but one capable of
looking the United States or China in
the eye. Mr. Bush caught an authentic
whiff of this ambition when he teased
The signing of the Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC), on March 25, 1957. AP PHOTO Mr. Prodi about the new Roman
World leaders know we are seeing
World government: UN or EU? advanced to be dissolved. A marriage the rebirth of the Holy Roman Empire.
Under the presidency of George W. between the UN and the EU appears to We know it is prophesied in the Bible
Bush, the United Nations has been be a more likely scenario. Such a devel- and that this will be the last world
diminishing in influence. Some believe opment may be the fulfillment of how empire. It will give rise to the Antichrist
that the UN has been irreversibly dam- the four separate powers of Daniel 7 and the False Prophet.
aged by the unilateral invasion of Iraq merge into one global government The year 2004 is scheduled to be a
by the U.S. depicted in Revelation 13. crowning year in the drive toward
Robert Muller, former Assistant UN A large exhibition on the history of European unity. But this empire will be
Secretary-General, known as the Prophet the idea of European Unity was staged short-lived and will culminate in the
of the UN, told ENDTIME that if the Unit- last year at the German History Muse- battle of Armageddon and the Second
ed Nations does not succeed, then the um in Berlin. It emphasized the intellec- Coming of Jesus Christ. e
focus should switch to Europe, because it tual origins of the idea of European
already has the mechanisms for a world unity. Victor Hugo, the French 19th For a complete understanding of the
governmental system in place. Century novelist, proclaimed in 1849, Holy Roman Empire prophecy, see Lessons
Will Muller be proven right? Will the “A day will come when you, France, 5 and 8 of Understanding the Endtime
seat of global authority shift to the you, Russia, you, Italy, you Germany, Level 1 Prophecy Home Bible Study.
European Union? If American unilater-
alism continues in defiance of the Unit-
ed Nations, then the global planners
may very well be tempted to move their
headquarters to Geneva where much of
the structure of the United Nations is
located, or Brussels, the seat of the EU.
They may even be tempted to move
their headquarters to the international
city of the world, Jerusalem. That has
been suggested since Jerusalem is the
only city on earth that the UN has des-
ignated as an international city under
UN administration. Even former Prime
Minister Shimon Peres suggested last
year that Jerusalem should become the The Bible prophesies world government...
capital of the world with the UN Secre-
tary General as its mayor. ...the UN is that world government.
The UN apparatus is probably too far
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“Chris,” I said to our in each of our lives, we have been “You’re asking me what I would do;
caller in a final act of exposed to a less-than-perfect way on a I’m answering the question. I might move
futility, “I appreciate your variety of subjects. Nobody is immune. to an Arab country, or America, or live in
No, not even preachers’ kids. But it is Israel under the Israeli government.”
desire not to have a bibli- incumbent upon each of us to come to “So you don’t think they should have
cal debate. So...without terms with these issues and correct intifada (armed resistance, terror) or
any debate, I give you the them. Our Corrector is the Bible. nothing. You think they should just shut
floor. Tell everyone where War is ugly. In the Middle East, atroc- their mouths and sit down and let Israel
you believe the Bible ities have been committed on both do whatever they want.”
sides. A true Christian cannot justify “No. I don’t think Israel should be
stands on this issue.” acts of terror, nor justify retaliation. persecuting them either. I don’t think
It was a safe enough question Two wrongs do not make a right. So Israel should take their land by force...”
because it was obvious he wouldn’t how can a true Christian choose sides in “Well, they are doing it, and you say
answer. He could, but he wouldn’t. such a struggle? What must be the you are the lover of the Jews, so you’re
Chris’ scripture deflector was raised to Christian position in the Israeli-Palestin- agreeing with everything they’re doing.”
its full and upright position and work- ian conflict? “No, I’m not agreeing with every-
ing better than the Enterprise’s photon Andre, a Jordanian now living in the thing they’re doing.”
torpedo shield. Fort Wayne, Indiana area, attempted to “I never see you saying anything neg-
First, there was that uncomfortable deal with this subject on a Politics & ative about them hardly ever,” contin-
pause of silence. “Well,” he began, “I’ll tell Religion broadcast. Unfortunately, ued Andre, still missing the point. “I’m
you what I am. I’m a Christian, and, uh, Andre only wanted to deal with the pol- a born again Christian also. But you are
I’ll leave it at that. And I wholeheartedly itics. The religious aspect presented for always pro-Israeli. The Arabs are living
believe in the Old Testament and New him an irreconcilable problem. in disgusting... and you know this,
Testament. Yeah, you know, I mean... it’s “If you were a Palestinian and lived in you’ve been there many times, you’ve
very political and it’s very complicated Israel,” he began, “and somebody seen it in your eyes, but you just think...
and I’m just saying that I think the comes and takes your house, destroys it, they’re taking their land by force every
world... and I think this country... it’s pre- and you live like a second class citizen, single day and it sounds okay to you,
sented in a much, much different light. So and they bring Jews from Germany and because that’s just the way it...”
it just goes to show just how biased our Russia and live in your land, what “I know this is a very sensitive thing,
media is. I’m sure you would agree it’s would you do if you were a Palestinian Andre, and I respect you and appreciate
Jewish-run and Jewish-owned predomi- and a Muslim?” your call.” Baxter decided to play ball
nantly in this country. I mean, you’ve got Andre asked a good question, but on Andre’s political turf first, saving the
Gerald Levin at Time Warner, uh, you asked the wrong person. “First of all,” Bible slant for later. “The Jewish people
know, so on and so forth, uh, you know, answered Irvin Baxter, “I would convert offered 97% of the land back at Camp
there’s certainly a slant.” from being a Muslim to Christianity. David. Arafat refused to take it. How do
Thanks for the insight, Chris. Number two, having read the Bible I the Palestinians see that – especially the
Chris represents one of thousands, would know that the land was prom- peace-loving Palestinians?”
perhaps millions, of church-going folk ised to Israel, so I would trust in God to “How do they see it?” Andre parrot-
who have a problem. They have been find me another place to live.” ed, trying to buy some thinking time.
taught wrong. At one point or another “So all of the Palestinians should leave.” “Yes,” said Baxter, not giving him much.
26 EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004
ILLUSTRATION BY ANDY VAN ENGEN
Baxter’s question was, of course, had dinner in many Palestinian homes. you, day and night, promote Israel as
unanswerable. “I was not in Camp I have some very close friends who are the heroes. And Arafat always the killer.
David and neither were you. This is the Palestinians...” And the Palestinians – why are they
reporting you hear on CNN. But Ariel “Yeah, but I know you...” killing Israelis? But you guys don’t say
Sharon,” now changing subjects, “the “Let me talk for a minute. To be real- Israel is killing them with airplanes, hel-
guy who killed in Sabra and Shatilla in istic, we probably are past the day when icopters, tanks, and the Palestinians
Lebanon convinced by Israel and the geography is important. This mess is not have stones,” a statement that is not
United States, you guys think he’s the going to be straightened out. Only Jesus’ entirely factual. “You make it sound like
hero. You always say he’s the hero, and returning is going to straighten it out. the Palestinians are disgusting people.
Binyamin Netanyahu, who killed so And so...” here comes some Bible, “...if You guys so pro-Israel blindly. You say
many Arabs, and they’re heroes to you.” at times we come across as sounding you’re the lover of the Jews, and this
“Do you think that Arafat is a hero?” pro-Israeli, it’s because I do believe God sidekick of yours,” referring to the
Rhetorical question #2. writer of this article, “says he is a Zion-
“I don’t know…it’s not my job to say ist. You’re just so proud of it. What
who’s a hero or not. But I’m talking about the Arabs? Are they so monstrous
about your guy... I don’t have the radio to you guys, just because God gives
show to convince people, but you guys
My whole point of calling them the land? Maybe he did. Fine,
do. But you guys are one-sided. You is both of you, day and fine. But that’s not what I’m calling for.”
always bring a Jewish point of view to He agrees. God gave the land to
the radio. The Arabs to you is who night, promote Israel. But strangely, the discussion’s
should be condemned; move to Jordan.
Get rid of the Palestinians, put them to
Jordan, and long live Israel. That’s how
you guys think.”
“Andre, what should we do then?”
“ not over.
“You guys should have a heart. You’re
Christians, you say. Those Jews, all of
them going to hell, because they don’t
have Jesus in their heart. They’re not
Ball’s in your court. Third question, still And Arafat always the killer... born again Christians. Am I right?”
seeking one answer; none forthcoming. “You’re right,” answered Baxter.
“If you love your neighbor the same — Andre, Politics & Religion listener Jewish people, however, aren’t the
way you love yourself, you wouldn’t be only ones who don’t have Jesus in their
talking like that. Go see the way they heart, thought the Zionist and perhaps
live, and then you should say... they thousands of listeners.
should live exactly... with dignity.” gave that land to the Israelis. However, “And,” continued Andre, “they’re all
“If I were the king in Israel, the first do I believe they should go in there and going to hell, but you never talk to them
thing I would do is begin teaching the kill? No, I don’t believe that. I don’t like that. You see when they come on
principles of Jesus Christ. Palestinians believe Palestinians should kill either. I your show you talk to them like, oh my
should love Israelis, Israelis should love don’t believe any Christian should do ill God, they are so wonderful. But they’re
Palestinians...” to any person.” not. They’re going to hell. But you never
“But you guys don’t love Palestinians. Andre has yet to latch onto a scrip- tell them that. That’s your job. You’re a
You’re on the radio, sir...” ture he can call his own. pastor. The most important thing is to be
“Hang on. Let me talk to you. I’ve “My whole point of calling is both of born again Christian. Not to love Jews
EN DTI M E MAGAZI N E MAR / APR 2004 27
blindly like you guys both do.” to them all: and they shall be no more
two nations, neither shall they be divid-
The God-Factor ed into two kingdoms any more at all.”
Chris, on the other hand, is neither a
descendant of Ishmael, nor Esau as is
This is the famous prophecy for Israel
in the endtimes. Some have said it was
Andre. He is as American as mom,
apple pie and baseball. And yet...
fulfilled in Old Testament times – that it
is not a prophecy for our day. But this
“The myth here,” he says, “is that cannot be true. The scripture says that selves from
Israel won all the wars, not because the
Jews are superior or anything like that.
no more shall they be two nations. Israel
and Judah were always two nations up the biblical
It’s because of American dollars and
until the dispersion in 70 AD.
Ezekiel 37 has never before been ful- stance, lest
“Do we give God any credit for this?”
Baxter asks the obvious.
filled until modern times, and even
now, its complete fulfillment is a work there is no
“No, I don’t. Give God credit for
what? Killing all the Arabs and making
God said that He would take the chil- place to
Israel succeed? You have to give Israel
$3 billion per year. That’s why they
dren of Israel from among the hea-
then…and would gather them…and stand at all.
won the wars. It’s not because God is bring them into their own land. God is
miraculous.” specifically saying this is something He
Yes, that’s what Chris said. Let’s take would do, and now He is doing it.
a look at what God said. Ezekiel 37:21- During the first half of the 20th cen- Bible says he will stand in a rebuilt Jew-
22: “And say unto them, Thus saith the tury, God brought the Jewish people ish temple claiming to be Messiah and
Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the chil- from the four corners of the earth back God.
dren of Israel from among the heathen, into the land promised to Abraham. On God said He would establish the chil-
whither they be gone, and will gather May 14, 1948, by a sovereign act of dren of Israel in their land. God is not
them on every side, and bring them into Almighty God, Israel declared its state- the author of war. Satan is. But God has
their own land: And I will make them hood. The following day, 42 million a plan – a plan for the endtime.
one nation in the land upon the moun- descendants of Ishmael and Esau “And they shall dwell in the land that
tains of Israel; and one king shall be king launched a war to snuff out God’s baby I have given unto Jacob my servant,”
before she could take her first reads Ezekiel 37:25, “wherein your
breath. She was an untrained, one- fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell
day-old nation of 600,000. God’s therein, even they, and their children,
baby won. The Arabs tried it again and their children's children for ever.”
Good de sign in the 1956 Suez Canal campaign Jacob, who became Israel, was given
is like cruising with the and lost. They tried again in 1967 the land...forever. The re-establishment
for what turned out to be six very of the nation of Israel will never be
sunroof wide open. long days, and again in 1973 when
most Jews were in synagogue on
reversed. It shall remain in spite of
Nasser, Assad and Arafat; in spite of the
their holiest day of the year. Both United Nations and the European
times, obliterated. Union; and in spite of every person,
Against all odds, yes, but odds ‘Christian’ or otherwise, who argues in
mean nothing to the Creator of the favor of the Palestinian’s claim on the
universe. To fight against Israel’s land. These are fighting the will of the
right to the land is to fight against Father Himself.
God Himself. The third chapter of Joel speaks
directly to all who would want to see
A prophecy for the endtimes the land of Israel parted and its people
Refreshing graphic design + illustration These matters are not trivial. displaced and scattered. It speaks to
The Battle of Armageddon is get- people like former Prime Ministers
Logos. Identity. Ads. Brochures. Layout. ting ready to be fought over this Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and the late-
Publications. Original Artwork. issue. Israel’s borders, the West Yitzhak Rabin who desired to see the
Hand-painted portraits. Bank settlers, water rights, the land divided once more. It speaks to
Temple Mount – hardly peripher- Chris and Andre, to me and to you.
al issues. They will soon affect “Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles;
every human on the face of the Prepare war… Beat your plowshares
> a breath of fresh air. earth. The kingdom of the into swords, and your pruninghooks
Antichrist will be very much into spears...” says Joel 3:10-14. “Assem-
involved in the Middle East. The ble yourselves, and come, all ye hea-
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then, Let the heathen be wakened, and It’s Judgment Day. You are naked and
come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: standing before your God. “Yes Lord,” you
for there will I sit to judge all the hea- say to Him, “I supported Yasser Arafat.”
then round about. Put ye in the sickle,
for the harvest is ripe… for their Confronting tradition
wickedness is great. Multitudes, multi- It’s a sensitive issue. It counters cul-
tudes in the valley of decision: for the tures and traditions and rears its ugly
day of the LORD is near in the valley of head in so-called Christian circles in
decision.” strange ways. It’s the grand Jewish plot
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 offers this: to take over the world. The noun “Jew”
“…I have set before you life and death, becomes a verb.
blessing and cursing: therefore choose Is it possible that even the very elect
life, that both thou and thy seed may will fall victim to their own “godly her-
live: That thou mayest love the LORD itage?” The answer may be found in this
thy God, … for he is thy life, and the pop quiz:
length of thy days: that thou mayest A famous German once said, “They
dwell in the land which the LORD are nothing but thieves and robbers
sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to who daily eat no morsel and wear no for safekeeping... Amen.”
Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” thread of clothing which they have not Who was he? If you said Adolph
Most of the Islamic nations shall be stolen and pilfered from us by means of Hitler, then you are wrong. It was Mar-
left a desolate wilderness for their vio- their accursed usury... Eject them forev- tin Luther.
lence against the people who God chose er from this country... Do not grant To my Jewish friends, please under-
to bring the light of the one-God mes- them protection or safe-conduct... Save stand that not all who call themselves
sage to a dark, pagan world. The Jewish our souls from the Jews, that is, from Christians are, in fact, that. No true
people have a zeal for God, the same the devil... Set fire to their synagogues Christian would ever persecute you,
God spoken of in the New Testament, and schools – this is to be done in honor nor would they try to separate you from
the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. of our Lord and of Christendom, so that your land. Not everyone who says Lord,
But their zeal is not according to knowl- God might see that we are Christians... Lord shall make it to heaven. Many
edge – the knowledge of Jesus as Messi- I advise that their houses also be razed who cast out demons in Jesus’ name
ah. Who will be their witness? and destroyed... I advise that their rab- shall, on Judgment Day, hear the words,
Yes, atrocities have been committed bis be forbidden to teach henceforth on “I never knew you: depart from me, ye
on both sides. But why would any pain of loss of life and limb... I advise that work iniquity.”
Bible-loving Christian want to defend that all cash and treasure of silver and When a person says he believes, it’s a
Yasser Arafat? He is fighting God. If gold be taken from them and put aside good first step. Obedience and a love
God is for Israel, who can be against it?
Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless them
that bless thee, and curse him that
curseth thee: and in thee shall all fami-
lies of the earth be blessed.”
Genesis 15:18: “In the same day the
LORD made a covenant with Abram,
saying, Unto thy seed have I given this
land, from the river of Egypt unto the
great river, the river Euphrates.” God
gave the land to Abraham and his
promised seed – to Isaac, not Ishmael.
And then to Jacob, not Esau.
Zephaniah 2:5: “Woe unto the inhab-
itants of the sea coast, the nation of the
Cherethites! the word of the LORD is
against you; O Canaan, the land of the
Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that
there shall be no inhabitant.”
Revelation 12 is a picture of the
nation of Israel being protected from
the dragon, Satan, during the endtime.
She will be protected by God from
those who would destroy her. If you are
against Israel, then you are against
God’s divine purpose.
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for His word are the signs of a true child of God. If the God-
Factor has to be taken out in order to make a case against
Israel, and the person still call himself a Christian, what then
is a Christian?
We are friends of Israel, but we are not for everything she
does. God loves the Palestinians as much as He loves the Jew-
ish people, and everyone needs to be saved. If we do not
understand the spiritual side of this conflict, then the politics
will make no sense. We cannot divorce ourselves from the bib-
lical stance, lest there is no place to stand at all. Without the
Bible we may find ourselves hating the Jews. We may find our-
selves fighting God. He gave the land to Israel. e
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