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The Men Who Run The World May-Jun 2000

  1. 1. $3.00 Gr Jus W st D ead ea t A — or is te Volume 10/Number 3 May/June 2000 ld a — ’s st h er WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com
  2. 2. PROOF THIS IS THE ENDTIME THIS ARTICLE IS REPEATED IN EACH ISSUE OF ENDTIME FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEW READERS. 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! endtime SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1999
  3. 3. contents presenting world events from a biblical perspective C OV E R S T O RY 8 The Men Who Run the World What do Mikhail Gorbachev, Ted Turner, Al Gore, Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Maurice Strong, Pope John Paul II and Strobe Talbott all have in common? More than you think! F E AT U R E A R T I C L E S 12 Exclusive Interview— Maurice Strong AP Wideworld Photo/UN Photo, Evan Schneider Maurice Strong has been entrusted by UN Secretary-General Kofi Page 8 Annan with the job of reforming the United Nations. Endtime’s exclusive interview with Strong provides insight concerning the direction in which he believes the world should go. 18 Controlled & Cashless Big Brother has a problem. The technology for the emerging cashless society is allowing people to move money around the globe undetected. And what Big Brother doesn’t know about, Big Brother can’t tax. Will he ignore the problem or will he move in and take control? The Bible provides the answer. 22 World’s Greatest Disaster —Just Ahead— History’s most horrendous war was WW II. Fifty-two million died in Endtime Photo that conflict. The Bible prophesies a war forty times as terrible for Page 18 the very near future. Two billion people, one-third of the world’s population, will soon perish. 26 World Review & Prophecy Shorts 28 Mideast Update D E PA R T M E N T S 4 Editorial 6 Letters 13 Whetstone 29 Crossword AP Wideworld Photo/Greg Baker 31 Seek & Find Page 22 Endtime’s World Wide Web Address: http://www.endtime.com E-mail: endtime@endtime.com Endtime, Inc. is published bi-monthly by Endtime, Inc., 1214 South 8th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Subscription price is $24.97 for 12 issues. Periodical postage paid #009267, ISSN# 1066-6885, Richmond, IN, and additional mailing offices. © 1994 Endtime, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. POST- MASTER: Send address changes to Endtime, PO Box 2066, Richmond, IN 47375-2066. For subscriptions call 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week 1-800-ENDTIME. Other inquiries call 1-765-92-6344 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST) Cover: Photos, AP Wideworld Photos; Cover design, Endtime
  4. 4. EDITORIAL Editorial Endtime photo I 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 disaster. This ad will be placed as soon as the funds come in. We are estimating MAGAZINE STAFF late May or early June. EDITOR We also have now activated our re- IRVIN BAXTER JR. designed website. Late-breaking news EDITOR’S ASSISTANT articles of prophetic significance will be Irvin Baxter Jr., Endtime Editor MARY BETH STIGLEMAN posted there daily. The address is OFFICE MANAGER www.endtime.com. others to partner with us. If you would JANA ROBBINS Because of the incredible demands join with us as we race the rapture, be- NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR being placed on Endtime Ministries by come a monthly partner or a one-time DAVE NORTHROP these pending developments, we need donor by calling 1-800-endtime. LAYOUT DAN BARKLEY STAFF WRITERS JOHN L. BRYANT N. TERI GROTTKE What is Endtime Magazine? EDDIE SAX In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United States and other modern nations in the Bible. He also RADIO OPERATIONS found the Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day it was to be torn down, reuniting Germany, and that JIM STIGLEMAN event would be the catalyst to spark an international movement called the "New World Order." These things have now come to pass. CIRCULATION ROBERT ADAMS Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal minister, began Endtime Ministries in 1986 when he wrote A Message JUDY BAXTER For The President, a book explaining the major prophecies of the Bible which he had been teaching CHRISTI BENJAMIN since 1968. MICHELE JACK LORA KENDALL After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment accelerated rapidly. The decision was made to TRACEY KIDWELL launch Endtime. The purpose of the magazine is to explain the prophecies of the Bible and to show KARA MCPEAK that they are now being fulfilled in intricate detail. JESSICA TURNER Articles focus on the soon return of Jesus Christ, the truth of the Bible, and the need for salvation. JAIME WHARTON SHERI WOODRING Endtime does not deal with doctrinal controversies, as valid as they may be. This will be left to other publications. RESEARCH STATEMENT OF FAITH: We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, that Jesus Christ is HAROLD HENWOOD the Savior of the world, and that He will come again to establish a kingdom that shall never be de- KATHY MCKINNEY stroyed (Daniel 2:44).Those who are born again (John 3:3-5) will have eternal life and rule as kings and ACCOUNTING priests with Christ forever. DEBBIE BARKLEY 4 endtime MAY/JUNE 2000 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com
  5. 5. Understanding Understanding the Endtime the Endtime Level One Level Two Lesson 1 Lesson 1 United States & United States & Lesson 11: 11:59 P.M. Other Modern Other Modern Lesson 12: The 7 Trumpets Nations in the Nations in the Lesson 13: Where Are We in Prophecy Bible Bible Right Now Lesson 2 Lesson 2 Lesson 14: Will the UN Invade Israel Next New World Order New World Order is World is World Lesson 15: Is the Antichrist Among Us Government Government q Video Series: $80.00 q Any 3 videos: $50.00 Cassette Series (6 tapes): $39.97 Lesson 3 Lesson 3 Mideast Peace— Mideast Peace— NE Prelude to Prelude to Armageddon Armageddon W! Understanding ! Lesson 4 Lesson 4 the Endtime The Four The Four Horsemen Horsemen Level Three Lesson 5 Lesson 5 Holy Roman Holy Roman Revelation Revealed Empire Revived Empire Revived “The Sequence of Lesson 6 Lesson 6 Endtime Events” Antichrist & False Antichrist & False Prophet Prophet Lesson 1: The Secret of Understanding Lesson 7 Lesson 7 Revelation Mark of the Beast Mark of the Beast Lesson 2: Seals, Trumpets & Vials Lesson 8 Lesson 8 Lesson 3: The Wrath of Satan The Coming One- The Coming One- Lesson 4: The Wrath of God World Religion World Religion Lesson 5: The Second Coming of Jesus Lesson 9 Lesson 9 Christ How to Enter the How to Enter the Lesson 6: Timeline of the End Kingdom of God Kingdom of God Video Series: $99.97 Video Series: $99.97 Cassette Series: $39.97 Cassette Series: $39.97 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Study Manual: $18.97 Study Manual: $18.97 Transparencies: TBA Transparencies: TBA The Rapture The Rapture Three Ways to Learn Endtime Magazine Series: $129.97 q q Video Series: $129.97 q Cassette Series: $59.97 q Study Manual: $14.97 PO Box 2066 Richmond, IN 47375-2066 Four Ways to Teach 1-800-ENDTIME q q q Flip Chart: $59.97 q Transparencies: $150 q Slides: $59.97 q Video Series: $129.97 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1999endtime E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com www.endtime.com
  6. 6. 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 “Vatican.” 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? add more. 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 6 endtime MAY/JUNE 2000 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com
  7. 7. 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. men. 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 my skin. 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. Yours truly, Endtime reserves the right to edit V. Gustafson letters according to space and edi- Portsmouth, RI torial style. Reply: This passage is describing a scene in the New Jerusalem. E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com MAY/JUNE 2000endtime 7
  8. 8. COVER STORY 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 R emember those heady six years when Mikhail Gorbachev dominated 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 breath away. 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- 8 endtime MAY/JUNE 2000 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com
  9. 9. cialist. Interestingly, he owns a 10,000- Endtime Archive 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. Kofi Annan 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 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com MAY/JUNE 2000endtime 9
  10. 10. 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 10 endtime MAY/JUNE 2000 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com
  11. 11. 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- come the next pope upon the death of Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II is very much a player on the world geo-political scene. In the new Catechism of the Catholic Church (Item #841), the Pope stated, “The plan of salvation also includes those who ac- knowledge the Creator, in the first place To order call 1-800-Endtime amongst whom are the Muslims: these Order #947, $19.97 profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, mer- ciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” With this statement, Pope John Paul II came down solidly on the side of Interfaithism. He also is a longtime friend and part- ner of Mikhail Gorbachev. On March 9, $3.00 Gre Worl ate d’s —J st ust Disaste Subscribe to Ahe r 1992, the New York Times carried an arti- 10/Numb er 3 May/Jun e 2000 ad— Volume cle by Mikhail Gorbachev titled, “My E CTIV SPE L PER BIBLICA MA FRO NTS LD EVE WOR Partner, the Pope.” In U.S. News and World Report on May 18, 1992, an interesting article was pub- lished under the title “Papal Promoter.” WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE This report stated, “Pope John Paul II is ://ww w.en dtim e.co m Endtime magazine specializes where no other magazine does by explaining http site: , Web promoting Mikhail Gorbachev…to be com ime. endt ime@ endt ail: E-m Bible prophecies and how they are the ideal presiding officer of a United coming to pass in our lifetime. Europe.” Here are some things to look for: Strange, strange, strange 1. The Jewish Temple will be rebuilt after almost 2,000 years. Who would have dreamed that 2. The nation of Israel will resume animal sacrifices. 3. Nationhood as we know it will be obsolete. All states will recognize a Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, Kofi single, global authority under U.N. leadership. Annan, Pope John Paul II, Maurice 4. Economic sanctions will be enforced against any nation or individual who Strong, Ted Turner, Strobe Talbott, does not adhere to U.N. decisions. Robert Muller, Alice Bailey, Djwhal Khul, William Swing and many, many You can know the future Using scriptures found in the Bible, Endtime predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall, the signing of others are working together to usher in a what was called the Oslo Peace Accords, and the ushering in of a new global cooperation over 20 new age New World Order? years before they occurred! This global cooperation is known as the “New World Order”—the The Mystery of Iniquity certainly is al- same type of one world government predicted to be established at the time of Jesus Christ’s re- turn! ready working, and it will soon culminate in the one-world government and one- Here’s ho w to g et Endtime world religion prophesied in the Bible. It For only $24.97 you can receive 12 exciting issues of Endtime magazine delivered to your home. is nothing short of THE ANTICHRIST Send your check or money order to: Endtime, P:O Box 2066, Richmond, IN 47375 CONSPIRACY! ❏ Internet: http://www.endtime.com E-mail: endtime@endtime.com Credit card users call 1-800-ENDTIME to receive Endtime magazine E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com MAY/JUNE 2000endtime 11
  12. 12. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Exclusive Interview Maurice Strong Possibly one of the ten most powerful men on earth AP Wideworld Photo/Rick Rycroft 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 mankind together. 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 12 endtime MAY/JUNE 2000 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com
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  14. 14. 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 14 endtime MAY/JUNE 2000 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com
  15. 15. 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 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com MAY/JUNE 2000endtime 15
  16. 16. exclusive interview—Maurice strong 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 16 endtime MAY/JUNE 2000 E-mail: endtime@endtime.com, Website: http://www.endtime.com

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