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 bat-
tle 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 diver-
sion 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 sol-
diers. 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 inter-
dependent community of nations that will rule the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this will lead
us into a great world government. The formation of this government is at hand.
or Divine Providence?
Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertaining to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
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students, such as ourselves, to ing in Iran, North Korea, China and Tai-
hang onto every word of every wan. Consider that within the last month it
report coming out of the Middle has come to light that Iran may have been
East these days. After all, there is a enriching plutonium for the manufacture
STATEMENT OF FAITH
significant chance that the of nuclear weapons; that they now have a WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired Word
Roadmap for Peace may result in the Con- missile that can reach Tel Aviv; and a colos- of God, that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world,
firmation of the Covenant, which begins sal untapped oil reserve (38 billion bar- and that He will come again to establish a kingdom
the final seven years to Armageddon. rels) has been discovered in its territory. that shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44). Those who
Because the last few issues of ENDTIME This all makes Iran a ripe target for (what are born again (John 3:3-5) will have eternal life and
have focused very heavily on the the world community would call) U.S. rule as kings and priests with Christ forever.
Roadmap, several other issues of major aggression. In North Korea everyone is
prophetic importance have unfortunately talking war. And China? Taiwan is consid- WHAT IS ENDTIME MAGAZINE?
In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United
taken a back seat. This edition will focus ering an independence referendum! This
States and other modern nations in the Bible. He also
on some of those 'neglected' areas. and more is covered in World Review.
found the Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day
After considering titles such as “The Regarding events in Israel, you will get
it was to be torn down, reuniting Germany, and that
Dark Day of the Gay Bishop” and “The Fall to focus on a different aspect of the event would be the catalyst to spark an international
of the Episcopal Church,” we finally set- Roadmap. There is a prophecy that the movement called the “New World Order.” These
tled on “Time to Embrace Homosexuali- Antichrist will set up his headquarters in things have now come to pass.
ty?” as this issue's cover story. How far the city where God chose to place His Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal minister, began
removed from God does a person have to name—Jerusalem. It has now been pro- ENDTIME MINISTRIES in 1986 when he wrote A
be in order to remain complacent while posed that the leader of the United Message For The President, a book explaining the
his church elects a homosexual to the level Nations, the organization designed to be a major prophecies of the Bible which he had been
of bishop? It’s a question that screams to world government, should become mayor teaching since 1968.
be answered because that day has arrived. of Jerusalem! After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic
fulfillment accelerated rapidly. The decision was
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W H AT ’ S O N YO U R M I N D ?
E N DTI M E WANTS TO KN OW.
Confirming the Biblical Borders given. For example, the just-elected Bishop within the Epis-
You mentioned that you believe the confirmation of the copalian church, Gene Robinson, spoke so eloquently about
covenant refers to God's promise to Abraham concerning the the 'sacred' nature of the love he had for his 'partner'.
land of Israel, and that the current peace plan could turn out I guess God has been showing me that these people are
to be that confirmation. But the Roadmap is not designed to able to so beautifully and eloquently defend themselves
confirm all of the land that God promised to Abraham, only because, in their own minds, they have created beautiful
part of it. Part will be going to the Palestinians. rationalizations for the way they feel and act. A lot of them
Jay M. know the scriptures, but lacking conviction, they rationalize
them away as 'misinterpretations'.
REPLY You are right that the Roadmap for Peace does not Once we depart from biblical standards of morality, we're
assign all of the biblical Promise Land to Israel. However, it dependent on the self-justification of the human mind. Now
does confirm Israel’s right to exist on Promise Land territory. I know why the Bible says “there is a way that seems right to a
Even this is of some comfort to the Israelis, when those all man but the end thereof is the way of death.” That individ-
around them want to drive them into the sea. uals would eloquently justify their choices shows me that the
I don’t think that we can expect the Antichrist to confirm human mind is capable of rationalizing untold depths of evil
Israel’s right to all the land when his ultimate goal will be the and sin. As the church opens the door to one form of sexu-
destruction of Israel as a nation. al sin through human rationalization, other rational-lies will
Lottery vs. Stock Market
Most Christians are against the lottery. I voted against it.
But you never hear anyone say anything about the stock mar- Apostasia: The Falling Away
ket. Is this not just as much of a gamble as the lottery? If we In II Thessalonians 2 it refers to a falling away. “Let no man
are honest with ourselves, it is probably more of a gamble. We deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except
know that eventually it is going to crash. there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be
Mike revealed, the son of perdition.” What is this?
REPLY An investment in the stock market, properly
researched, is like any other business investment. You are REPLY The word that was translated “falling away” is the
buying part of a company. Is this investment without risk? No. Greek word apostasia, which is apostasy; backsliding. This was
There is no business investment that is without risk. Jesus written in the first century. After the death of the Apostle
taught the virtue of risk in the parable of the talents. The Paul, the world entered into a 1,000-year period known in
man who was given one talent was afraid and took no risk. history books as the Dark Ages. During this time, the church,
The Lord said to him, “Bind this wicked and slothful servant in general, went into spiritual darkness. The established
and cast him into outer darkness.” church at Rome made it illegal to even own a Bible. I believe
Playing the lottery, on the other hand, is strictly a game of the period called the Dark Ages was the falling away.
Robinson’s Eloquent Defense I have been listening to “Politics & Religion” for 2 1/2
What amazes me is how intelligently gay people can years now, and I have your entire video series, Understanding
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nations as to why their behavior is perfectly natural and God- think the restrainer is. After reading Revelation 12 today, I
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suddenly realized that possibly it is Michael the archangel. (restraineth) will let (restrain), until he be taken out of the way.
After all, he is the one that wars with Satan and his angels, pre- And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
vails, and casts him out of heaven to the earth. What are your consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
thoughts on this? brightness of his coming:”
I love your program and have been tremendously blessed by The word withholdeth in verse six and the word letteth in
it. My 10-year-old son Josh also loves it. God bless your ministry verse seven were both translated from the exact same Greek
and staff. word—katecho. The word means “restrains.” Verses seven and
B. Richardson, Arkansas eight are saying that there is a force that restrains the revealing
of the Antichrist. Verse six tells us what that force is. It states:
REPLY The restrainer that you are referring to is described “And now ye know what withholdeth (restraineth) that he
in II Thessalonians 2:6-8; “And now ye know what withholdeth might be revealed in his time.” The only reason the Antichrist
(restraineth) that he might be revealed in his time. For the has not yet been revealed is because it hasn’t been time yet.
mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth Everything in God’s plan is done in the proper time. Gala-
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tians 4:4 teaches us that Jesus was not born until it was time.
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth F E E D B A C K
his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,” The same Papua New Guinea
is to be true of the revealing of the Antichrist. “Ye know what God has used your ENDTIME prophecy lessons here in Papua
witholdeth (restrains) that he might be revealed in his time.” New Guinea, which is the 10-lesson flip chart. Through the
It is the time clock of God that restrains. hand of God, 21 churches have come into existence through
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before they are gathered? How can we be in heaven and be
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– DLS Since I started listening to your ministry about two years ago,
I have turned my life around. I had not been a faithful Christ-
REPLY The Apostle Paul taught that to be absent from the ian for years. I now attend a Bible-based church weekly, attend
body is to be present with the Lord. He said that he was in a Bible study, and have started my own ministry in our church.
great dilemma because he wanted to die to be with Christ, And that’s not all—my husband has turned his heart to the
but he knew the church needed him to stay on earth to teach Lord and was recently baptized. We now walk together. I am
them. hoping that I might be able to support your ministry soon.
This plainly teaches that a saved person goes immediately —Teresa, Chicago
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Finished fencing with God
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today’s current events. Keep your heads up and forget about changed my life. This past Sunday I was baptized. Thank you so
those coming against you. You handle this material very sen- much for the work you are doing.
sitively, trying to open our eyes to the truth of the Bible. I —Larry
have been fencing with God, but with all the news you share,
I can’t help but acknowledge my heavy heart. This is the Beyond expectation
place I turn to help me understand the endtime, as I turn I read your fiction book, China War & The Third Temple this
closer to Jesus. past week. I could not believe how good it was. It held very true
– ES to scripture with a little bit of imagination in between. Overall
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New Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, center, with
his homosexual partner, Mark Andrew and daughter Ella.
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Same-Sex Unions, Sex Before Marriage, & The Gay Bishop
By Irvin Baxter Jr.
ohn wrote in Revelation the Episcopals, forbids active homosex- For certain a new thing is happening
18:4: “Come out of her, my ual activity. Not surprisingly though, in the church. But be not deceived. It is
people, that ye be not par- whether or not the Bible is the Word of not God’s doing.
takers of her sins, and that God and whether or not it should be Will the Episcopal Church split? It
ye receive not of her followed became their debate. And should. But the more salient question
plagues….” At no time in their conclusions are obvious. might be when did the church really
history could this advice be The Episcopal Church Publishing fall? Was it the day Robinson was elect-
more appropriate and more apparent Co., the organization that publishes The ed? Or was that simply the day when
for every member of the Episcopal Witness issued the following statement: their unrepentant compromises of
Church than it is today. The church has “We also rejoice that a barrier of sexual many years hit new heights? A few inci-
approved Gene Robinson, an openly orientation has been crossed in our dents over the last few years have come
homosexual minister, to be bishop over church: the election to the episcopacy to light. First they ordained homosexu-
its New Hampshire diocese. of an openly gay person living in a com- al pastors. Then they began paying
The controversial voting process mitted relationship.” spousal benefits to the live-in lovers of
received international attention. Inter- those ministers. Next, a male minister
estingly, even in this day of inter- took a leave of absence to undergo a
faithism which says that there are many “I feel like God is sex change operation and resumed his
valid pathways to God, the issue was so doing a new thing in ministry as a female. Why should a gay
black and white that even the most lib- the world,” said Robinson. bishop overseeing an entire region be
eral news-oriented programs entered “I believe something is an issue?
into the moral debate. No one can happening in the Following Robinson’s election, the
argue whether or not the Bible—the church.” Episcopal Church adopted a measure
Bible used by all Christians including that allows for recognition of rights for
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Ryan Bolin, 25, was 17 when he met the Rev. Gene Robinson in
1995. He said that Robinson helped
him reconcile being young,
gay and Christian. Robinson was
working as assistant to Bishop Douglas Theuner when
he helped launch the support group fo gay teens. Bolin
said Robinson was very caring and respectful and he is
delighted that Robinson was confirmed bishop of the
New Hampshire diocese. (AP Wide World Photo/Dawn Villella)
Malachi 3:6 says, you, which ye have of God, and ye are not
“For I am the your own?”
LORD, I change This is echoed in Ephesians 5:3: “But
not…” fornication, and all uncleanness, or cov-
The fall of a etousness, let it not be once named
church does not among you, as becometh saints.” The
necessarily start Apostle Paul, wrote to the church in
when it openly Corinth: “Nevertheless, to avoid fornica-
condones homo- tion, let every man have his own wife, and
sexuality. Some- let every woman have her own husband.
times it starts with Let the husband render unto the wife due
pastors turning benevolence: and likewise also the wife
their heads when unto the husband.” (I Corinthians 7:2-3)
church members Paul is saying that if you engage in sex
commit fornica- outside of marriage, the result will be
same-sex unions by the handful of dioce- tion; when board members carry on adul- eternal damnation. Paul is speaking of
ses that perform them. According to Rev. terous affairs. If you can overlook forni- unrepentant sin. There are those who
Susan Russell, spokesperson for Integri- cation and adultery, then it doesn’t take have had sex outside of marriage, and
ty, an advocacy group for gay and lesbian much inner fortitude to wink at homosex- once they understood that it was wrong,
Episcopalians, “This puts us one step uality. The fall has already taken place. vowed never to do it again. It caused
closer to being the church we were called them to repent and turn to God. Once a
to be.” In an attempt to pacify both sides Premarital sex ok? person understands what God expects
of the issue, the practice of performing Yet another headline regarding the and feels that conviction in their heart,
same-sex unions has been left to the dis- Episcopal Church — “Church Gives the desire to please God will be stronger,
cretion of individual parishes. Thumbs Up to Sex Before Marriage.” and the person will act accordingly. How-
The Bible is crystal clear in its stance You’d think it could never happen. After ever, the Church of England, called Epis-
against homosexuality. All one has to do all, Paul specifically instructed the copal in the U.S., is talking about putting
is go straight to Leviticus 18:22. “Thou unmarried in I Corinthians 7:9, “But if a blanket of justification over this sin.
shalt not lie with mankind, as with wom- they cannot con-
ankind: it is abomination.” In the Old tain, let them
Testament, the punishment was death. marry: for it is bet-
The New Testament also condemned it. I ter to marry than N E W V I D E O S
Corinthians 6:9 says, “Know ye not that to burn.”
the unrighteous shall not inherit the king- “Flee fornica-
dom of God? Be not deceived: neither tion,” Paul wrote
IRVIN BAXTER REFUTES
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of them-
in I Corinthians
6:18-19. “Every sin PRETERISM
selves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor that a man doeth is PARTS I & II
covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, without the body;
nor extortioners, shall inherit the king- but he that com-
dom of God.” mitteth fornication PRETERISM, the belief that all prophecies have been fulfilled, is not
If God is doing a new thing in His sinneth against his
church, He is doing something that vio- own body. What? Biblical. Unfortunately, most Christians, including most ministers, don’t
lates every principle of His own scrip- know ye not that know how to refute its claims. Finally, here is the scriptural ammuni-
ture. The Bible says in Hebrews 13:8: your body is the
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to- temple of the Holy tion you need to combat this teaching! VHS
day, and for ever.” In the Old Testament, Ghost which is in
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Another popular teaching says that
Christians believing themselves to be
spiritually married to each other are
able to enjoy a physical relationship
outside of marriage. The term “being BY J O H N L. BRYANT
spiritually married to each other” is
being used over and over again. In
truth, these people are simply over- 1. “The Lion from the tribe of Judah is whom?
come by lust, mutually agreeing A. Hezekiah B. Jesus C. Jethro D. Peter
together and praying for the Lord to
2. By interpretation: “The glory is departed from Israel.”
recognize their marriage before hop-
ping into bed. It is nothing more than A. Ichabod B. Mizpah C. Raca D. None of these
a lack of total commitment to the 3. Which son did Isaac send for venison?
other person. Unless they obey the A. Jacob B. Esau C. Abimelech D. Ruben
laws of the land and are officially mar- 4. One way that Moses got water from the rock. He …
ried, God will not recognize such a
“spiritual” marriage. A. Drilled a hole B. Blasted the rock C. He smote it D. Carved it
Remember I Corinthians 7:9. The 5. His friends were Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zohar
Bible tells us that marriage is sacred, A. Job B. Daniel C. Shem D. Ezekiel
and that we should abstain from sexu- 6. How many devils went out from Mary Magdalene?
al intimacy until the time of marriage.
A. 3 B. 5 C. 7 D. 9
If two people are living together out-
side of marriage, and are not ready to 7. This martyr was “full of faith and the Holy Ghost.”
make a total commitment, they are not A. James B. Thomas C. Andrew D. Stephen
ready for a sexual commitment. 8. Abstaining from physical nourishment is _____
Ultimately, this tests your commit- A. Gluttony B. Fasting C. Surfeit D. none of these
ment to God and to the person with
whom you are involved. If sex is not a 9. Inside the carcase of the lion Samson found these insects.
factor in the relationship, you can A. Bees B. Ants C. Flies D. Cockroaches
truly determine if this is the person 10. From which queen did Elijah flee?
with whom you want to spend the rest A. Athaliah B. Queen of Sheeba C. Bath-Sheba D. Jezebel
of your life. It is important in a practi-
11. Leeks, Lentils, and Pulse were _____ of Bible times.
cal sense when trying to avoid the
emotional entanglements that come A. Animals B. Clothing C. Housing D. Foods
with a physical relationship. The 12. Jesus girded a towel and washed the disciples’ _____
approach may seem a bit unrealistic A. Hands B. Heads C. Feet D. All of these
until you realize that not only can it be 13. When bitten, the Israelites were healed by looking at this.
done, but it’s a better way to do it.
God did not give us these guidelines A. Brass serpent B. Looking glass C. Inside of a teacup D. The River Jordan
to deprive us but to protect us. The 14. Mary used this liquid in anointing Jesus.
same fence that keeps us within cer- A. Water B. Olive Oil C. Myrrh D. Spikenard
tain guidelines also keeps danger out. 15. This object was full of vinegar and offered to Jesus
That’s what marriage is about. God
A. Bowl B. Sponge C. Cloth D. None of these
understood that if we involve our-
selves in intimacy outside of marriage 16. This part of a ram was used as a musical instrument.
we will be hurt by sexually transmitted A. Leg B. Horn C. Bladder D. Foot
diseases, produce illegitimate children 17. This attribute is required of church leaders.
who will grow up without one or both A. Hospitality B. A striker C. Covetous D. Gossiper
parents, and create unsanctioned
situations. 18. Abana, Pharpar, and Sihor (Nile) are _____.
The damage caused by our present A. Mounts B. Valleys C. Rivers D. Streams
immorality knows no end. But there’s 19. Michael, the archangel, disputed not with Satan about the
something marvelous about seeing a body of whom?
man and a woman walking down the
A. Peter B. Philip C. Moses D. Jesus
street with their children. They are
shouldering their responsibilities. The 20. This book predicts Pentecost of Acts two.
children live in safety. By observing A. Zechariah B. Ruth C. Nahum D. Joel
God’s laws and His ways, we can be
spared much pain. Answers on page 31
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Will God tolerate this? selves teachers, having itching ears.” Babylon be thrown down, and shall be
There are two types of wars that are We are there! found no more at all.”
being fought in our world each day: Revelation 17-18 speaks of the false Using the popular thinking that the
physical and spiritual. The spiritual bat- religion of the endtime—the great church will become irrelevant if it does-
tles are the more important of the two whore, the mother of harlots. It also n’t conform to the times, we are wit-
because they deal with matters that are describes who her daughters are. Reve- nessing a classic example of the church
eternal. Today, a war is being waged lation 18:20-21 expresses Gods attitude being conformed to the world rather
against biblical truth. toward these false religions. It says, than transforming the world to con-
Many churches have ended up loving “Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye form to the will of God.
what God hates and hating what God holy apostles and prophets; for God
loves. The Bible says in II Timothy 4:3, hath avenged you on her. And a mighty Hope for an Immoral World
“For the time will come when they will angel took up a stone like a great mill- Primarily, this magazine focuses on
not endure sound doctrine; but after stone, and cast it into the sea, saying, endtime Bible prophecy. As such, cov-
their own lusts shall they heap to them- Thus with violence shall that great city ering the fall of the Episcopal Church
IN TE R FA ITHIS M:
Religion of the False Prophet
By Irvin Baxter Jr.
he Bible prophesies con- had been baptized using the Mother National Convention, America’s largest
cerning a global religious church’s formula, could become mem- Protestant denomination, voted over-
system that all will be bers of the Catholic Church without whelmingly to endorse a declaration of
forced to conform to dur- rebaptism. Ecumenical services soon unity with Catholics “despite theological
ing the endtime. This glob- became commonplace. Lutherans, differences.” The report in the June 17,
al religion will be led by the Catholics and even Jews began to share 1994 edition of the Indianapolis Star
religious partner of the Antichrist—the pulpits. said, “In a major step toward ecu-
man the Bible calls the False Prophet. The oil that greased this new ecu- menism, the Southern Baptist Conven-
Fifty years ago, the possibility of a menical movement was compromise. tion said born-again believers may be
global religious system that all people Long cherished beliefs were suddenly found in all Christian denominations,
could agree on seemed totally impossi- cast aside as unneeded baggage. Teach- and endorsed Baptist-Catholic dia-
ble. We had Baptists, Catholics, Luther- ings that previous generations had died logue.”
ans, Pentecostals, Nazarenes and on and for were now roadblocks to unity. Step By the mid-1990’s, most of Christen-
on. Add to that Muslims, Jews, Chris- by step, truth was discarded in the name dom was considered pretty much united.
tians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians and thou- of Christian unity.
sands of other religions…well it would By the 1990’s, compromise was so Time for Phase II
just never happen. How could it hap- rampant that most Christians had boiled The theory goes that religious conflict
pen? their belief system down to one simple is the number one cause of war on earth.
Then Pope John XXIII burst upon the creed: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ In this era of weapons of mass destruc-
world scene. He surprised everyone by and thou shalt be saved…plus nothing, tion, mankind can no longer afford to
calling Vatican Council II. The stated minus nothing. Doctrines of baptism, tolerate the religious intolerance that
purpose was to let some fresh air into holiness, prayer to Mary, and statues has plunged the human race into war
the Roman Catholic Church. Many were all considered unimportant. Unity time and time again. Somehow mankind
Protestant leaders were invited to attend must be embraced at all costs. must discover commonly held spiritual
this ecumenical council. This was done In March of 1994, a document of values that can unite us rather than
in hopes of wooing Protestants “back Evangelical-Catholic Unity was signed. focus on our differences.
home to Mother.” The Ecumenical Major personalities signing the docu- In 1993, a most unusual conference
movement was off to the races. ment included Pat Robertson, Bill took place. It was called the Parliament
Soon the Catholic Church made the Bright, and Chuck Colson. In June of of the World’s Religions. Muslims, Jews,
announcement that Protestants, who the same year, the Southern Baptist Buddhists, Bahai’s, Zorastrians, and
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C O V E R S T O R Y
might seem off topic. It’s not. congregations, people will slide into Christendom has traveled far away
The book of Revelation speaks exten- feeling comfortable in their sin. Worse from the Bible. Many of our practices
sively about spiritual whoredom. Here yet, many congregations today teach are no longer biblical. Major teachings
spiritual whoredom has manifested that unrepentant sin is covered by of the Bible have been ignored. The
itself in the physical. Someone who is grace—grace that has been turned into only hope for Christianity is a return to
having sex outside of marriage is not in lasciviousness. No! Congregations need Bible-based religion. The time has
a saved condition. They need to repent to be told that they are transgressing the come for preachers to be powerful
and get married. If not, they need to law of God! The truth of the Bible is at enough in the pulpit to help people
separate. It’s that serious. As for ordain- stake here. If we embrace a position become conformed to Jesus Christ.
ing gay bishops, men must totally that is contrary to scripture, we are say- Matthew 24:24 warns us that in the
denounce God’s Word in order to justi- ing the Bible is irrelevant! latter days there shall arise false
fy this depravity and perversion. Many worry about the church becom- prophets. If it were possible, they shall
If the preachers and the ministers of ing irrelevant to an immoral world. deceive the very elect. Today this scrip-
the world do not tell this truth to their However, through the years, most of ture is fulfilled in your ears. e
Wiccans, just to mention a few, came chism in 400 years was published in Trade Center on 9/11, globalists were in
together in an attempt to discover com- 1994. It reflected this new Interfaith a panic to preserve the religious solidar-
monly held spiritual values. A document thinking. Concerning Muslims it said, ity they had so meticulously fostered
was produced out of the Parliament of “The plan of salvation also includes over the last fifty years. Soon the talk
the World’s Religions called “The Glob- those who acknowledge the Creator, in shows were flooded with apologists for
al Ethic.” the first place amongst whom are the the Muslim religion, explaining why it
The essence of the Global Ethic can Muslims; these profess to hold the faith was a religion of peace. President Bush
be captured in the following three of Abraham, and together with us they said that Islam was a “great faith” that
quotes in the document: adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s should be respected. Muslims were even
“We affirm that a common set of core judge on the last day.” invited to the Whitehouse for dinner
values is found in the teachings of the You heard right. The plan of salvation with President Bush to celebrate
religions, and that these form the basis includes the Muslims. Do they believe Ramadan.
of a global ethic.” Jesus was the Messiah? No! Do they The message came through loud and
“There already exist ancient guide- believe He died on the cross for our clear. Since there is no such thing as
lines for human behavior which are sins? No! Whatever happened to “Nei- absolute truth, all people should give
found in the teachings of the religions ther is there salvation in any other; for respect to all belief systems. The world
of the world and which are the condition there is none other name under heaven is simply too dangerous of a place for us
for a sustainable world order.” given among men whereby we must be to tolerate the religious bigots with radi-
“We must sink our narrow differences saved?” cal creeds such as: “You shall know the
for the cause of the world community, Other Christian denominations began truth, and the truth shall make you
practicing a culture of solidarity and to fall right in line. Soon it became free.” Or, “…though we, or an angel
relatedness.” apparent that the art of compromise had from heaven, preach any other gospel
The effort to forge an all-embracing been so perfected during the Ecumeni- unto you than that we have preached
global spirituality was born. This new cal movement of the late 20th Century unto you, let him be accursed.” There is
movement became known as Inter- that the Christian movement as a whole simply no room for such narrow minded
faithism. had no trouble believing that people fundamentalists in the house of our
Soon the creeds of Interfaithism took might be saved without belief in Jesus as New World Order.
shape. Most religions claim to believe in Lord and Savior. Well there you have it! Interfaithism
one god. We are all really worshipping On June 26, 2000, religious leaders in all of its glory! I’m okay, you’re okay.
the same god, no matter what we call gathered at Carnegie Melon University Your truth may not be my truth. But I
him,... the theory goes. Some call him in Pittsburgh to sign the charter of the expect you to respect my belief system,
Jehovah, some Allah, some Brahma, United Religions Organization. This and I will respect yours as long as it does-
some Jesus and some Baal. But we are date was chosen because exactly 55 n’t say mine is wrong.
all still worshipping the same God. years before the constitution of the Behind all of this is Satan’s plan to
To contend that one religion was true United Nations Organization was bring the human race under his control
and all others were false was now the signed. The religious leaders envisioned via a one-world government.
height of religious pride and bigotry. the United Religions bringing the Out of all the global confusion of
After all, who could possibly claim to world’s religions together like the Unit- Mystery Babylon, I still hear a voice
have an exclusive on truth? And to quote ed Nations had unified the governments from the darkness saying, “Except a
one famous biblical personage, “What is of the world into the International man be born of water and of the Spirit,
truth—anyway?” Community. he cannot enter into the kingdom
The first new Roman Catholic Cate- When terrorists attacked the World of God.” e
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CHESSBOARD The European Union, Oil and the
Search for World Leadership By Jamie Brendan
global chess match is some as the players themselves; nation- linkage, Zbigniew Brzezinski, President
in play, but unlike al pawns are sacrificed for international Carter’s National Security Advisor and
other chess games, security, knights check and coun- co-chairman of Bush Sr.’s National
this one is being car- tercheck each other over control of the Security Advisory Task Force, wrote,
ried out on a wide world’s resources, rooks vie for political
range of playing influence, and bishops scrap doctrine The United States has always
fields – and the stakes for global unity. The powerhouses of professed its fidelity to the cause
are unbelievably high. the world – the Kings and Queens who of a united Europe. Ever since the
The players in this match are as really pull the strings – continually shuf- days of the Kennedy administra-
diverse as the game itself; rising region- fle and reshuffle the board, looking to tion, the standard invocation has
al groups such as the European Union, leverage their supremacy in this global- been that of “equal partnership.”
national governments with large ization game. Official Washington has consis-
economies and reputations at stake, It’s a perplexing contest; many of the tently proclaimed its desire to see
international organizations such as the players and issues are interconnected Europe emerge as a single entity,
United Nations and NATO, worldwide through treaties and alliances. At the powerful enough to share with
financial agencies and banking inter- same time, however, these players America both the responsibilies
ests, global governance lobby groups, viciously compete with one another, and burdens of global leadership.
plus many other organizations and cat- often using and abusing the very (Brzezinski, The Grand Chess-
egories too numerous to mention. alliances that enabled them to cooper- board, p.48)
The moves in this game are as awe- ate.
Take, for instance, the quiet but
steady collision now occurring between
U.S. interests and the development of a
European mega-state; a “friendly clash
of titans” that has domestic and global
ramifications, including the re-shaping
of the entire international system.
Playing Both Sides
For decades, the United States has
been deeply involved in what has been
termed the “Atlantic Partnership” – an
alliance between European and North
American nations most often thought
of in terms of NATO. But it goes much
In the early days of the Cold War, the
United States backed the concept of a
politically and economically unified
Europe. In explaining this historical
Europe (open source: British government) The Euro, Europe’s new currency (open source: European Union)
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But not all is what it seems. Speaking either existing or future.” many Western analysts scoffed. Nobody
on the tensions between U.S. power Without question, an American-Euro was laughing, however, when the value
brokers and the planned amalgamation struggle is emerging, and nowhere is of the Euro surpassed the U.S. dollar
of Europe, Brzezinski elaborated, this struggle more potentially impact- during the last quarter of 2002. And the
ing than in the arena of global eco- trend doesn’t appear to be reversing.
[Support for European unifica- nomics. Now, global markets and major central
tion] has been the established banks are accepting the Euro as an
rhetoric on the subject. But in Oil, Money and Power international alternative to the green-
practice, the United States has In 1997, the European Central Bank back, so much so that OPEC – the
been less clear and less consis- was created as a legally chartered inter- Organization of the Petroleum Export-
tent. Does Washington truly national institution. Shortly thereafter, ing Countries, the principle body that
desire a Europe that is a genuine- the Euro dollar was introduced as an shapes global oil flows – have been qui-
ly equal partners in etly eyeing the euro as
world affiars, or a potential long-term
does it prefer an replacement for the
unequal alliance? U.S. dollar.
For example, is the This is significant.
United States pre- When OPEC was
pared to share formed, it agreed to
leadership with use the U.S. dollar as
Europe in the Mid- the foundational cur-
dle East, a region rency for its interna-
not only much tional oil exports,
closer geographi- essentially creating a
cally to Europe monopolized foreign-
than to America based oil standard for
but also one in the dollar. Without
which several going into technical
European states detail, the easiest way
have long-standing A U.S. Air Force F-18 flying over oil fields (open source: USAF) to understand this is to
interests? The issue realize that the use of the
of Israel instantly comes to mind. “accounting currency.” And by January American dollar as OPEC’s sole curren-
U.S-Euopean differences over 1, 2002, the Euro replaced twelve cy for oil trading has massively subsi-
Iran and Iraq have also been national denominations, linking dized the U.S. economy. If OPEC was to
treated by the United States not together the largest market in the world switch from the dollar to the euro, the
as an issue between equals but through a single currency. domestic and international monetary
as a matter of insubordination. When monetary unification was first repercussions would be enormous.
[p.48] tabled by the European community, But is this currency switch a realistic
Insubordination?! This suggests that
American powers have viewed Europe
as subservient to U.S. interests. Europe,
however, is currently re-wiring itself to
emerge as a new global player. Giscard
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scenario? In a speech to the Spanish With all this in mind, what counter- fies, hegemons [dominant mili-
government on April 14, 2002, Javad moves can the U.S. make? And what role tary/political powers] will likely
Yarjani, head of OPEC’s Market Analy- can the international community play? develop where the intersection of
sis Department, clearly expressed an sociopolitical zones collide. Since
interest in this possibility. Furthermore, Looking For Checkmate these regional fault lines contain
Yarjani noted that the new Euro-zone The U.S. has a couple of options to abundant natural resources, par-
now imports more oil than the U.S., counter Europe’s growing power. The ticularly petroleum, these eco-
making this transition more alluring yet. first is to physically wrestle control of nomic attributes will continue to
Granted, there are many complex fac- major Middle East oil supplies, not capture the interest of the United
tors that need to be overcome before because of America’s need for petrole- States and other advanced coun-
any switch occurs, but the fact that it’s um per se, but because Europe is tries. Between now and 2025, it is
being contemplated is unnerving to U.S. dependent on the region to fuel its reasonable to assume that if an
interests. energy needs. Hence, whoever controls aspiring regional hegemon
Ironically, the first and only OPEC the region’s oil wields an incredible emerges to threaten either our
nation to successfully adopt the Euro leveraging tool. interests or the interests of our
over the dollar was Iraq. In November Contrary to what many may think, friends and allies, conflict will like-
2000, the Iraqi government managed to this is not a far-off scenario. During the ly occur.
have the United Nations oil-for-food Iran-Iraq war of the 1980’s, the Reagan
program converted from U.S. dollars to administration had circulated a memo- This shouldn’t be a surprise. Military
Euros. And while the Saddam regime randum stating that U.S. military forces are often used as a political and
had practically no real clout within involvement was legitimate if the economic tool. In 1997, the U.S. Gen-
OPEC, this turn-over demonstrated a region’s oil sources and shipping points eral Accounting Office reported that
vulnerable chink within the American were threatened. Furthermore, a 1998 military special forces are trained in
armor. U.S. Army War College strategy paper achieving “political, economic, or psy-
Since then, Iran – which is a strong explained, chological objectives by unconvention-
OPEC leader – has shown a real interest al means.” Even Canada’s small but pro-
in the Euro. In fact, the European As the competition for resources fessional JTF-2 unit, a quasi-secretive
Union has been economically courting and regional dominance intensi- military special forces group, is geared
Iran, and is now its largest trading part-
ner. Venezuela, the current head of
OPEC, has likewise recognized Europe
as a new U.S. counterbalance. And the
Gulf Cooperation Council, a grouping
of OPEC and non-OPEC Arab nations –
including Saudi Arabia – has agreed to
strengthen economic and petroleum
ties to the European Union.
Unauthorized pictures of Canada's Special Forces on a training exercise near the American border. (Photos courtesy of Jamie Brendan)
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towards maintaining national econom- suggest that the only way to control ditch authority on Earth. He must
ic interests. regional and national rivalries is to cre- win confidence of each man and
Of course, using the military in this ate a global management authority, each nation. People must be stark
manner is fraught with complications. either through the United Nations, the sure that this coordinator would
It’s a chess-move that carries a tremen- World Trade Organization, the World solve any problem in a just and
dous amount of risk, danger and death. Bank, or the International Monetary humane way. And one should be
The second U.S. option in counter- Fund – or possibly through some type sure that in him he would find
ing Europe is to create the Free Trade of shared arrangement. Incidentally, understanding and sympathy,
Area of the Americas. The FTAA, if car- the IMF held a forum on November 8, that he would treat nations as his
ried through, would economically inte- 2000 entitled “One World, One Cur- own son…can the world commu-
grate North and South America into rency.” nity do without a coordinator?
one colossal trading block. President Taking this third option a step further, Definitely cannot.
George Bush, while speaking at the a document was circulated during the
Quebec Summit of the Americas, open- year 2000 State of the World Forum by Clearly, the world waits for an ulti-
ly suggested that we “combine in a com- one of the invited participants. Entitled mate human chess-master to
mon market so we can compete in the Transformation of the World, this report bring the game into check. e
long-term with the Far East and examines current world problems and
Europe.” makes a startling suggestion,
At this point, the FTAA common Jamie Brendan is a freelance writer and
market is scheduled to come into play Small doubt, that the world does globalist insider who attends high level
by December 2005. Ironically, this is need a civilized coordinator in UN meetings. His 4-part video series
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ENDTIME recently interviewed Richard Hunter, Vice President of Security Research for the
strategic business growth division of Gartner, Inc., the world’s largest technology
research firm. He is internationally renowned for his expertise on security, criminology
and technology, cyber-terrorism, and privacy, and has written the book World Without
Secrets. The following are excerpts from that interview. Photo Courtesy of Gartner, Inc.
A t Gartner, we cover
technology and try
to focus on where
we think technolo-
gy is going, rather
than where we
would like to go. A
couple of years ago, I became aware
that with the confluence of very power-
ful computers and wireless technolo-
gies, we were entering a world where
everything and anything that is record-
ed is available to anyone who wants it
badly enough. We have global position-
ing systems in cars, nanny cameras at
home, and email monitoring at work.
We create enormous streams of transac-
tions with our debit and credit cards
to other devices using high bandwidth
The last piece of this, which we prob-
ably won’t see until the end of the
decade, is natural language and seman-
tic analysis. This will allow a computer
not just to record speech, but to under-
stand what’s being said in ways similar
to how a human being understands it.
So, by the end of this decade, we’ll be
in an environment where a tremendous
amount of information is being record-
ed by very small, powerful devices that
are everywhere. That’s a world without
secrets, and I’m not comfortable with
certain aspects of this.
are already here in force. They will only
get stronger over the next few years,
because every few years, technology gets
much faster, smaller and smarter. It’s
In political terms, we’re not in a
police state yet, and the Senate has just
voted unanimously to terminate fund-
ing for the TIA Program. But it will take
a lot of vigilance on the part of every-
one to make sure that we don’t get
There is a law being proposed to
require global positioning ability in all
cell phones. This is a good example of
trading off privacy for convenience and
that tell a great deal about us to anyone This is not the totalitarian nightmare supposed safety. Although we’re likely
with access to that information. that George Orwell described in his to see this regulation being passed, it
There are a few major technologies book 1984, because in Orwell’s world, has not been implemented yet. In fact,
that are bringing us into this world with- governments had all the technology. in many parts of the country, including
out secrets. The first of these is data But in the world that we’re heading New York City, the supporting infra-
mining, which is massive statistical into, you, me, corporations, govern- structure isn’t in place. Even if you had
analysis of information. An example is ments—everybody has the same tech- a cell phone with those capabilities, at
John Poindexter’s Total Information nology. It is different than Orwell’s the moment the police would not be
Awareness Program (TIA). world, but no less dangerous. able to track your location.
The second major technology is high Beyond that, I am concerned about
bandwidth wireless communications in the ability of individuals, governments National vs.
the half-to-two gigabyte per second and corporations to monitor each International I.D.
range. We’ll be seeing that within the other closely. When you’re in a place We ran a survey last year in which we
next few years. where everyone is under surveillance analyzed a statistically valid sample of
The third technology is embedded you end up in a world that’s a lot safer. the American public, asking them
computers and smart machines. These However, by definition, you’re in a about their attitudes towards National
are very small, powerful machines that police state. The technologies that I.D.’s. The results were very interesting.
record audio and video, and transmit it would be required to create such a state Sixty-six percent of the public was
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strongly in favor of a National I.D. with That’s an example of a malignant trol technology, such as an implanted
very limited uses, such as gaining entry Network Army. But there are other chip, I think the first place you have to
to U.S. borders, or allowing the holder armies that most people would think look for it to be deployed is on people
to get on an airplane without a hassle. were good. One example is the army who don’t have a choice. Prisoners, peo-
The reality is, however, that anyone that began as an Internet mailing list ple who are under medical treatment
who has a credit or debit card in their aimed at bringing democracy to the for severe conditions and immigrants.
pocket already has an International I.D. dictatorship in Burma. Another is an We already have ankle bracelets for pris-
The card is international in nature, and army of lay people springing up within oners to identify their locations elec-
identifies you and your purchases any- the Catholic Church who call them- tronically. It wouldn’t take much more
where in the world. Information is pil- selves, “The Voice of the Faithful”. They than that to use a chip to do the same
ing up about you every time you use are working internationally to bring thing, an implanted chip. Right now, the
that card, and it can be used to tell reform to the Catholic Church and to scan is sufficient for their purposes.
someone nearly everything else they end the abuses
want to know about you. Most Ameri- that have become
cans already have one as do people in all too familiar.
Network Armies security,
I coined a term, “Network Army”. It is more
a collection of individuals or communi- surveillance
ties (from different walks of life), but The need for
who align on a common agenda. In the more security and
U.S., the movement to protect privacy is more surveillance
an example of that kind of Network is being driven by
Army. From the political spectrum, the demand for
there are people from all over who are security against
focusing on this issue. Such groups may terrorists. Terror-
wield a lot of power. ists are everywhere
Network Armies are linked by ideas and nowhere, and
and values. They are not confined by difficult to distin-
geography, they are often explicitly guish from ordi-
international, and they deal with inter- nary citizens. They
national issues. They use the Internet can strike any- Internet activists turned the tables on an ominous government project and its
and other public communications where at anytime. leader, John Poindexter, by posting to the internet webpages containing
mechanisms to communicate. They’ve We’re likely to see Poindexter’s home phone number, home address, birthday, information about his
been helped by the rise of English as an more public sur- family, ways to find his Social Security number, and a satellite photo of his
international language in the last veillance using neighborhood. (AP Wide World Photo / Alex Brandon)
decade. video monitoring
The most interesting thing about and facial recognition scanning of every-
Network Armies is that they don’t have one who is in a particular geographic
formal leadership the way a corpora-
tion or a government does. They have
zone such as Logan Airport in Boston
and in Ybor City in Tampa, Florida.
moral or intellectual influencers, but
nobody is giving or taking orders, per Beyond facial scans
se. They look like a bunch of rabble There are many biometric identifiers, Privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht leads
without a leader, but, in fact, if you like fingerprints, voice recognition, the grassroots consumer resistance to
oppose a Network Army you’ve got a facial geometry recognition, or DNA supermarket loyalty cards and RFID chip
real fight on your hands. recognition, which wouldn’t require a implantation. In these two new exciting
For example, we’re up against Al chip to be present on a person. They
presentations, Katherine will give us the
Qaeda which is a Network Army. They simply require some mechanism to take
have a core group with formal leader- the biometric reading, and compare information and tools we need to be aware
ship, but many people in that organiza- that to a database such as the one in of and combat the system that will soon
tion operate under their own authority Ybor City that contains facial scans for become the Mark of the Beast.
to carry out the shared goals of that 10,000 wanted felons, sexual predators
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