In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.
But on this day, in the fall of 1838, no one was spared: not the 2-month-old baby and her mother, not the field hands, not the shoemaker and not Cornelius Hawkins, who was about 13 years old when he was forced onboard.
Their panic and desperation would be mostly forgotten for more than a century. But this was no ordinary slave sale. The enslaved African-Americans had belonged to the nation’s most prominent Jesuit priests. And they were sold, along with scores of others, to help secure the future of the premier Catholic institution of higher learning at the time, known today as Georgetown University.
Now, with racial protests roiling college campuses, an unusual collection of Georgetown professors, students, alumni and genealogists is trying to find out what happened to those 272 men, women and children. And they are confronting a particularly wrenching question: What, if anything, is owed to the descendants of slaves who were sold to help ensure the college’s survival?
More than a dozen universities — including Brown, Columbia, Harvard and the University of Virginia — have publicly recognized their ties to slavery and the slave trade. But the 1838 slave sale organized by the Jesuits, who founded and ran Georgetown, stands out for its sheer size, historians say.
At Georgetown, slavery and scholarship were inextricably linked. The college relied on Jesuit plantations in Maryland to help finance its operations, university officials say. (Slaves were often donated by prosperous parishioners.) And the 1838 sale — worth about $3.3 million in today’s dollars — was organized by two of Georgetown’s early presidents, both Jesuit priests.
Some of that money helped to pay off the debts of the struggling college.
“The university itself owes its existence to this history,” said Adam Rothman, a historian at Georgetown and a member of a university working group that is studying ways for the institution to acknowledge and try to make amends for its tangled roots in slavery.
Although the working group was established in August, it was student demonstrations at Georgetown in the fall that helped to galvanize alumni and gave new urgency to the administration’s efforts.
The students organized a protest and a sit-in, using the hashtag #GU272 for the slaves who were sold. In November, the university agreed to remove the names of the Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy and the Rev. William McSherry, the college presidents involved in the sale, from two campus buildings.
An alumnus, following the protest from afar, wondered if more needed to be done.
That alumnus, Richard J. Cellini, the chief executive of a technology company and a practicing Catholic, was troubled that neither the Jesuits nor university officials had tried to trace the lives of the enslaved African-Americans or compensate their progeny.
Mr. Cellini is an unlikely racial crusader. A white man, he admitted that he had never spent much time thinking about slavery or African-American history.
But he said he could not stop thinking about the slaves, whose names had been in Georgetown’s archives for decades.
“This is not a disembodied group of people, who are nameless and faceless,” said Mr. Cellini, 52, whose company, Briefcase Analytics, is based in Cambridge, Mass. “These are real people with real names and real descendants.”
Within two weeks, Mr. Cellini had set up a nonprofit, the Georgetown Memory Project, hired eight genealogists and raised more than $10,000 from fellow alumni to finance their research.
Dr. Rothman, the Georgetown historian, heard about Mr. Cellini’s efforts and let him know that he and several of his students were also tracing the slaves. Soon, the two men and their teams were working on parallel tracks.
What has emerged from their research, and that of other scholars, is a glimpse of an insular world dominated by priests who required their slaves to attend Mass for the sake of their salvation, but also whipped and sold some of them. The records describe runaways, harsh plantation conditions and the anguish voiced by some Jesuits over their participation in a system of forced servitude.
“A microcosm of the whole history of American slavery,” Dr. Rothman said.
The enslaved were grandmothers and grandfathers, carpenters and blacksmiths, pregnant women and anxious fathers, children and infants, who were fearful, bewildered and despairing as they saw their families and communities ripped apart by the sale of 1838.
The hope was to eventually identify the slaves’ descendants. By the end of December, one of Mr. Cellini’s genealogists felt confident that she had found a strong test case: the family of the boy, Cornelius Hawkins.
There are no surviving images of Cornelius, no letters or journals that offer a look into his last hours on a Jesuit plantation in Maryland.
He was not yet five feet tall when he sailed onboard the Katharine Jackson, one of several vessels that carried the slaves to the port of New Orleans.
An inspector scrutinized the cargo on Dec. 6, 1838. “Examined and found correct,” he wrote of Cornelius and the 129 other people he found on the ship.
The notation betrayed no hint of the turmoil on board. But priests at the Jesuit plantations recounted the panic and fear they witnessed when the slaves departed.
Some children were sold without their parents, records show, and slaves were “dragged off by force to the ship,” the Rev. Thomas Lilly reported. Others, including two of Cornelius’s uncles, ran away before they could be captured.
But few were lucky enough to escape. The Rev. Peter Havermans wrote of an elderly woman who fell to her knees, begging to know what she had done to deserve such a fate, according to Robert Emmett Curran, a retired Georgetown historian who described eyewitness accounts of the sale in his research. Cornelius’s extended family was split, with his aunt Nelly and her daughters shipped to one plantation, and his uncle James and his wife and children sent to another, records show.
At the time, the Catholic Church did not view slaveholding as immoral, said the Rev. Thomas R. Murphy, a historian at Seattle University who has written a book about the Jesuits and slavery.
The Jesuits had sold off individual slaves before. As early as the 1780s, Dr. Rothman found, they openly discussed the need to cull their stock of human beings.
But the decision to sell virtually all of their enslaved African-Americans in the 1830s left some priests deeply troubled.
They worried that new owners might not allow the slaves to practice their Catholic faith. They also knew that life on plantations in the Deep South was notoriously brutal, and feared that families might end up being separated and resold.
“It would be better to suffer financial disaster than suffer the loss of our souls with the sale of the slaves,” wrote the Rev. Jan Roothaan, who headed the Jesuits’ international organization from Rome and was initially reluctant to authorize the sale.
But he was persuaded to reconsider by several prominent Jesuits, including Father Mulledy, then the influential president of Georgetown who had overseen its expansion, and Father McSherry, who was in charge of the Jesuits’ Maryland mission. (The two men would swap positions by 1838.)
Mismanaged and inefficient, the Maryland plantations no longer offered a reliable source of income for Georgetown College, which had been founded in 1789. It would not survive, Father Mulledy feared, without an influx of cash.
So in June 1838, he negotiated a deal with Henry Johnson, a member of the House of Representatives, and Jesse Batey, a landowner in Louisiana, to sell Cornelius and the others.
Father Mulledy promised his superiors that the slaves would continue to practice their religion. Families would not be separated. And the money raised by the sale would not be used to pay off debt or for operating expenses.
None of those conditions were met, university officials said.
Father Mulledy took most of the down payment he received from the sale — about $500,000 in today’s dollars — and used it to help pay off the debts that Georgetown had incurred under his leadership.
In the uproar that followed, he was called to Rome and reassigned.
The next year, Pope Gregory XVI explicitly barred Catholics from engaging in “this traffic in Blacks … no matter what pretext or excuse.”
But the pope’s order, which did not explicitly address slave ownership or private sales like the one organized by the Jesuits, offered scant comfort to Cornelius and the other slaves.
By the 1840s, word was trickling back to Washington that the slaves’ new owners had broken their promises. Some slaves suffered at the hands of a cruel overseer.
Roughly two-thirds of the Jesuits’ former slaves — including Cornelius and his family — had been shipped to two plantations so distant from churches that “they never see a Catholic priest,” the Rev. James Van de Velde, a Jesuit who visited Louisiana, wrote in a letter in 1848.
Father Van de Velde begged Jesuit leaders to send money for the construction of a church that would “provide for the salvation of those poor people, who are now utterly neglected.”
He addressed his concerns to Father Mulledy, who three years earlier had returned to his post as president of Georgetown.
There is no indication that he received any response.
A Familiar Name
African-Americans are often a fleeting presence in the documents of the 1800s. Enslaved, marginalized and forced into illiteracy by laws that prohibited them from learning to read and write, many seem like ghosts who pass through this world without leaving a trace.
After the sale, Cornelius vanishes from the public record until 1851 when his trail finally picks back up on a cotton plantation near Maringouin, La.
His owner, Mr. Batey, had died, and Cornelius appeared on the plantation’s inventory, which included 27 mules and horses, 32 hogs, two ox carts and scores of other slaves. He was valued at $900. (“Valuable Plantation and Negroes for Sale,” read one newspaper advertisement in 1852.)
The plantation would be sold again and again and again, records show, but Cornelius’s family remained intact. In 1870, he appeared in the census for the first time. He was about 48 then, a father, a husband, a farm laborer and, finally, a free man.
He might have disappeared from view again for a time, save for something few could have counted on: his deep, abiding faith. It was his Catholicism, born on the Jesuit plantations of his childhood, that would provide researchers with a road map to his descendants.
Cornelius had originally been shipped to a plantation so far from a church that he had married in a civil ceremony. But six years after he appeared in the census, and about three decades after the birth of his first child, he renewed his wedding vows with the blessing of a priest.
His children and grandchildren also embraced the Catholic church. So Judy Riffel, one of the genealogists hired by Mr. Cellini, began following a chain of weddings and births, baptisms and burials. The church records helped lead to a 69-year-old woman in Baton Rouge named Maxine Crump.
Ms. Crump, a retired television news anchor, was driving to Maringouin, her hometown, in early February when her cellphone rang. Mr. Cellini was on the line.
She listened, stunned, as he told her about her great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Hawkins, who had labored on a plantation just a few miles from where she grew up.
She found out about the Jesuits and Georgetown and the sea voyage to Louisiana. And she learned that Cornelius had worked the soil of a 2,800-acre estate that straddled the Bayou Maringouin.
All of this was new to Ms. Crump, except for the name Cornelius — or Neely, as Cornelius was known.
The name had been passed down from generation to generation in her family. Her great-uncle had the name, as did one of her cousins. Now, for the first time, Ms. Crump understood its origins.
“Oh my God,” she said. “Oh my God.”
Ms. Crump is a familiar figure in Baton Rouge. She was the city’s first black woman television anchor. She runs a nonprofit, Dialogue on Race Louisiana, that offers educational programs on institutional racism and ways to combat it.
She prides herself on being unflappable. But the revelations about her lineage — and the church she grew up in — have unleashed a swirl of emotions.
She is outraged that the church’s leaders sanctioned the buying and selling of slaves, and that Georgetown profited from the sale of her ancestors. She feels great sadness as she envisions Cornelius as a young boy, torn from everything he knew.
‘Now They Are Real to Me’
Mr. Cellini, whose genealogists have already traced more than 200 of the slaves from Maryland to Louisiana, believes there may be thousands of living descendants. He has contacted a few, including Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, president of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society in Spokane, who is helping to track the Jesuit slaves with her group. (Ms. Bayonne-Johnson discovered her connection through an earlier effort by the university to publish records online about the Jesuit plantations.)
Meanwhile, Georgetown’s working group has been weighing whether the university should apologize for profiting from slave labor, create a memorial to those enslaved and provide scholarships for their descendants, among other possibilities, said Dr. Rothman, the historian.
“It’s hard to know what could possibly reconcile a history like this,” he said. “What can you do to make amends?”
Ms. Crump, 69, has been asking herself that question, too. She does not put much stock in what she describes as “casual institutional apologies.” But she would like to see a scholarship program that would bring the slaves’ descendants to Georgetown as students.
And she would like to see Cornelius’s name, and those of his parents and children, inscribed on a memorial on campus.
Her ancestors, once amorphous and invisible, are finally taking shape in her mind. There is joy in that, she said, exhilaration even.
“Now they are real to me,” she said, “more real every day.”
She still wants to know more about Cornelius’s beginnings, and about his life as a free man. But when Ms. Riffel, the genealogist, told her where she thought he was buried, Ms. Crump knew exactly where to go.
The two women drove on the narrow roads that line the green, rippling sugar cane fields in Iberville Parish. There was no need for a map. They were heading to the only Catholic cemetery in Maringouin.
They found the last physical marker of Cornelius’s journey at the Immaculate Heart of Mary cemetery, where Ms. Crump’s father, grandmother and great-grandfather are also buried.
The worn gravestone had toppled, but the wording was plain: “Neely Hawkins Died April 16, 1902.”
Some historians argue that if churches had used their power, the Atlantic slave trade might have never occurred. By the same logic, others argue that the Catholic church and Catholic missionaries could have also helped to prevent the colonization and brutality of colonialism in Africa. However, history shows that the Catholic church did not oppose the institution of slavery until the practice had already become infamous in most parts of the world. In most cases, the churches and church leaders did not condemn slavery until the 17th century. The five major countries that dominated slavery and the slave trade in the New World were either Catholic, or still retained strong Catholic influences including: Spain, Portugal, France, and England, and the Netherlands.
Slavery itself, considered as such in its essential nature, is not at all contrary to the natural and divine law, and there can be several just titles of slavery, and these are referred to by approved theologians and commentators of the sacred canons … It is not contrary to the natural and divine law for a slave to be sold, bought, exchanged or given”.- Pope Pius IX
The actions of the Catholic church towards slavery proved to be insincere. History shows that the first extensive shipment of black Africans that would later become known as the Transatlantic slave trade, was initiated at the request of Bishop Las Casas and authorized by Charles V in 1517. Ironically, Catholic missionaries such as the Jesuits, who also owned slaves, worked to alleviate the suffering of Native American slaves in the New World. While showing mercy to Native Americans, the church placed some books critical of slavery on the Index of Forbidden Books by the Holy Office between 1573-1826. Capuchin missionaries were excommunicated for calling for the emancipation of black slaves in the Americas .
At various points the Catholic church would appease its followers and their conscience by trying to find a middle ground. Because Catholics considered baptized slaves in full communion with the Church, as opposed to some non-Catholic colonies, masters could not kill a slave without facing murder charges. If able, slaves had a right to purchase their freedom, referred to as an act of manumission. Slaves could not be worked on Sundays or on the thirty Catholic feast days, guaranteeing some days of leisure. Slaves could also join lay Catholic fraternal organizations alongside free blacks. All of these protections, perhaps, provided slaves in Catholic territories with a degree of protection from the harshness of the dehumanizing experience of slavery. Amazingly, Catholic Bishops would publicly condemn slavery but privately allowed it to continue in colonies that economically enriched the church.
Finally, in 1965 the Second Vatican Council declared that forced slavery was an infamy that dishonored the Creator and was a poison in society.
CATHOLIC CHURCH TIMELINE OF CRITICAL POINTS IN HISTORY
|362 AD||The local Council at Gangra in Asia Minor excommunicates anyone encouraging a slave to despise his master or withdraw from his service. (Became part of Church Law from the 13th to 20th centuries).
|354- 430 AD||St. Augustine teaches that the institution of slavery derives from God and is beneficial to slaves and masters.
|650 AD||Pope Martin I condemns people who teach slaves about freedom or who encourage them to escape.
|1179 AD||The Third Lateran Council imposes slavery on those helping the Saracens.
|1226 AD||The legitimacy of slavery is incorporated in the Corpus Iuris Canonici, promulgated by Pope Gregory IX which remained official law of the Church until 1913. Canon lawyers worked out four “just titles” for holding slaves: slaves captured in war, persons condemned to slavery for a crime; persons selling themselves into slavery, including a father selling his child; children of a mother who is a slave.
|1224- 1274 AD||St.Thomas Aquinas defends slavery as instituted by God in punishment for sin, and justified as being part of the ‘right of nations’ and natural law. Children of a slave mother are rightly slaves even though they have not committed personal sin!
|1452 AD||Pope Nicholas V issued the papal bull Dum Diversas on 18 June, 1452. It authorizes (King) Alfonso V of Portugal to reduce any “Saracens (Muslims) and pagans and any other unbelievers to perpetual slavery.The same pope wrote the bull Romanus Pontifex on January 5, 1455 to the same Alfonso. As a follow-up to the Dum diversas, it extended to the Catholic nations of Europe dominion over discovered lands during the Age of Discovery. Along with sanctifying the seizure of non-Christian lands, it encouraged the enslavement of native, non-Christian peoples in Africa and the New World.
|1493 AD||Pope Alexander VI authorizes the King of Spain to enslave non-Christians of the Americas who are at war with Christian powers.
|1494 AD||Pope Alexander VI, in the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, divides the known New World between the two countries. As there was a need to locate a group to work in areas where the supply of indigenous labor was insufficient, to sustain their colonies, Spain and Portugal imported Africans.
|1500- 1850 AD||Twelve million Africans arrived in the Americas to toil as slaves. The vast majority of these slaves worked in the Catholic colonies of Spain and Portugal
|1548 AD||Pope Paul III confirms the right of clergy and laity to own slaves
|1866 AD||Pope Pius IX declares:
Slavery itself, considered as such in its essential nature, is not at all contrary to the natural and divine law, and there can be several just titles of slavery, and these are referred to by approved theologians and commentators of the sacred canons … It is not contrary to the natural and divine law for a slave to be sold, bought, exchanged or given”.
From the book: “The Secret History of the Jesuits” by Edmond Paris; translated from the French, 1975:
About the author “Edmond Paris”:
“In exposing such a conspiracy, he put his life at stake.” “Edmond Paris never knew me, but I knew him without meeting him personally when I, with other Jesuits under the extreme oath and induction, was being briefed on the names of institutions and individuals in Europe who were dangerous to the goals of the Roman Catholic Institution. His name was given to us.” “The Edmond Paris works on Roman Catholicism brought about the pledge on the part of the Jesuits to: 1] destroy him, 2] destroy his reputation, including his family and, 3] destroy his work.”
-Dr. Alberto Rivera
The names and the faces change, but this is still the same program as Jewish communism. Christianity is a preparation for communism. When either one fails, the other is ready to take control of a region or country. Just as the former USSR fell in 1991, along with the other countries of the “Iron Curtin,” Christians moved right back in like fleas on a dog, endlessly and forcefully proselytizing and working to convert the populace. This is a vicious cycle.
“The Jesuits secretly and relentlessly work toward two major goals for the Roman Catholic Institution: 1. “Universal political power” and 2. “A universal church in fulfillment of the prophesies of Revelation 6, 13, 17 and 18.” ¹
The Jesuits [Society of Jesus] are the spies and the assassination squad of the Catholic Church. People who believe this institution to be “religious” or “spiritual” are sadly deluded. It is and always has been political in every respect. It is a political front that operates to control people using many fictitious religious characters and ceremonies stolen from religions predating it from around the world. The separation of church and state mean nothing to the Catholic Church, which works relentlessly and ruthlessly for world domination by any means possible. This institution has been built on mass murder, torture, extortion, organized crime, lies and depriving humanity of true spirituality. It has controlled kings, queens, nobility, presidents, governments, and nearly anyone in power.
There are claims of a “Black Pope.” This is only a myth; a myth to divert the responsibility from the Catholic Pope and his organization of criminals. In truth, they employ the concept of Hegelianism by playing both sides against the middle to gain control. This is analogous to someone who openly preaches against illicit drug use, openly works for the DEA pretending to fight illicit drug use, and in secret, operates a drug smuggling and distribution ring right out of the DEA; or a crooked cop. While the Catholic Church openly claims to be a religious and charitable institution, it secretly runs and controls organized criminal activities, working hand in hand with Jewish communism.
The Protestants are all too happy to condemn the Catholics and dig up dirt on them as blame shifting takes away the need to explain how such degeneracy and odious actions could repeatedly occur within the Christian Churches. Of course, we all know Satan has been a scapegoat for these criminals all along, as they are too deluded and indoctrinated to see it has been their own “god” who has always been deceiving them.
Ignatius de Loyola was the founder of the Jesuits. The Protestant reformation had done serious damage to the uncontested control of the Catholic Church by the time he arrived on the scene. He came to the conclusion the only way the Catholic Church could regain the power it lost was to enforce the canons and doctrines on the temporal power of the pope and not just destroy lives through the Inquisition, as the Dominican priests and nuns were doing, but to secretly infiltrate every area of life.
“The constitution of the Company of Jesus was at last drafted and approved in Rome by Paul III, in 1540, and the Jesuits put themselves at the disposition of the pope, promising him unconditional obedience.” ²
Ignatius was more aware than any other Catholic leader who preceded him that the best way to control a man was to become master of his mind. “We imbue him to spiritual forces which he would find very difficult to eliminate later.” “…forces more lasting than all the best principles and doctrines; these forces can come up again to the surface sometimes after years of not even mentioning them, and become so imperative that the will finds itself unable to oppose any obstacle, and has to follow their irresistible impulse.” ³
One must always remember how the Catholic Church has much esoteric knowledge at its disposal from centuries of confiscating, looting, and systematic removal of these materials from the populace. The Jesuits have used this knowledge to the detriment of humanity. Unbeknownst to most, the Jesuits have infiltrated every country on the face of the earth and have been expelled by many. Through the Catholic sacrament of confession, the Jesuits gained control of Kings and Queens, rulers and nobility. They were even offered important political posts openly. It wouldn’t be at all surprising that blackmail was frequently used.
“Whenever a country was infested with Jesuits, they managed to take control. This was done through infiltration. Soon after, the authorities began consulting them with important issues, large donations would start flowing in and before long, “they occupied all of the schools, the pulpits of most churches and the confessionals of all high ranking people.” 4
“The public is practically unaware of the overwhelming responsibility carried by the Vatican and its Jesuits in the start of the two world wars- a situation which may be explained in part by the gigantic finances at the disposition of the Vatican and its Jesuits, giving them power in so many spheres, especially since the last conflict.” 5
“No state suffered as much as Poland did under the Jesuits’ domination.” “And in no other country apart from Portugal, was the society so powerful.” “While Poland was heading fast towards ruin, the number of Jesuit establishments and schools was growing so fast that the General made Poland into a special congregation in 1751.” 6
Teachings of the Far East were corrupted with the arrival and infestation of the Jesuits. Jesuit Robert de Nobile settled in India to convert the masses to Catholicism there. True to the nature of a Jesuit, he infiltrated the Brahmin priestly caste [always appealing to the ruling classes]. “He developed the clothes, habits, and way of living of the Brahmins, mixed their rites with Christian ones, all with the approval of Pope Gregory XV.” He converted over 250,000 Hindus. 7
This, more than likely is where a lot of the ludicrous new age teachings with their promotion of the nazarene, the teachings of “karma” and angels comes from- Christian infiltration.
“In South America, they conquered the natives who were subsequently forced to live under strict Catholicism. “The Jesuits watch over them…” “…they punish the smallest mistakes…The whip, fasting, prison, pillory on the public square, public penance in the church, these are the chastisements they use.”
“The culprit dressed in the clothes of a penitent, was escorted to church where he confessed his fault. Then he was whipped on the public square according to the penal code… The culprits always received this chastisement, not only without murmurs, but also with thanksgivings…The guilty one, having been punished and reconciled, kissed the hand of the one who struck him, saying ‘May God reward you for freeing me, by this light punishment, from the eternal sorrows which threatened me.” 8
“We will compose poems; but may our poets be Christians and not followers of Pagans who invoke Muses, Mountain Nymphs, Sea Nymphs, Calliope, Apollo, etc…or other Gods and Goddesses. What’s more, if these are to be mentioned, may it be with the view to caricature them, as they are only demons.” 9
“The Roman Catholic Church was among the richest landowners in North Africa. In Mexico, they had silver mines and sugar refineries, in Paraguay, tea and cacao plantations, carpet factories and also control over the food supply as they owned the cattle and “exported 80,000 mules per year.” “And to make an even bigger profit, the fathers did not hesitate to defraud the state treasury, as seen in the well known story of the so-called boxes of chocolate unloaded at Cadix which were full of gold powder.” 10
January 7th, 1960, in Rome, there was a summit conference that took place that was intended to bring a peaceful co-existence between the soviets and the eastern bloc and the west. In the USA, Cardinal Spellman [who has numerous photos in magazines and newspapers standing beside important world leaders] urged Catholics to show open hostility to Mr. Khrushchev, when he visited the United States and was a guest here. Cardinal Ottaviani, Secretary of the Holy Office, delivered a most vehement speech at the basilica of “Saint Marie-Majeure” against the Soviets and the Western Powers who were involved in the peace project. 11
One might ask what purpose war serves when an institution such as the Catholic Church is striving for world rule. Nothing known to humanity changes lives, creates devastation and opens people up for domination more than war. Both sides of the conflict are aided and funded by those intent on establishing world domination and the creation of a slave state. At the end of the war, all countries concerned are at the debt of the international bankers, much of these owned, and operated by the Vatican. This is not to disregard others who are working for the same objectives. All parties involved use each other to achieve these ends, along the way, both despise each other out of greed and seek each other’s destruction so if the goal is achieved, the winner takes all. What they all have in common is the worship of the same “God.”
In our last issue we proved that God refers to Babylon the Great as a NATION, as a national entity, a recognized nation among the nations of the world. Babylon is also a LARGE NATION, with huge land masses, and is surrounded by SEAS. This fact is often refuted by Bible scholars, who declare that Babylon is ONLY A SYSTEM, and NOT a nation or a literal city. In so doing, they fulfill the prophecies concerning the shepherds of Babylon who lead their people totally astray.
Rome is usually pointed at as being BABYLON THE CITY, if a literal city is even recognized. Rome, however, DOES NOT come close to being able to fulfill the PARAMETERS OF GOD for the identification of the city, Babylon. It fails in almost ALL ASPECTS. Because it does not meet the requirements of GOD, ROME CANNOT BE THE “GREAT CITY” BABYLON. This is not to say that Rome is not important in prophecy, for it is – it plays a major role and IS PART OF THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM!
The argument goes that Rome is a CITY-STATE, and the Vatican is in reality a NATION, which it is, BUT BEYOND THAT FACT IT UTTERLY FAILS ALL OF THE PARAMETERS FOR BABYLON THE GREAT. Babylon the Great is a LARGE NATION, with MANY CITIES. IT HAS MANY HUGE WARM WATER SEAPORTS, A HUGE MILITARY, A SPACE PROGRAM, ETC. Rome does NOT fulfill any of these. Therefore BELIEVE GOD AND NOT MAN.
If you want to understand what is happening in world events, you must first properly identify the players. If you misidentify them, your scenario will never play out, and you will end up confused and bewildered because it did not go down as you expected. This is exactly what is going to happen to the vast majority of prophetic teachers in America today – their scenarios are not playing out, in fact they are being contradicted left and right. All of the emphasis for years has been ON THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM ONLY, and that it would be run from a REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE. Scholars told us to look and watch Europe and the EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET, known variously as the EEC OR EC. That area of the world, they all claimed, would produce the antichrist and the antichrist system.
This claim is made from a mis-interpretation of Daniel 7, 2 and 4, which is then carried to Revelation 13, 17 and 18, which we will prove in various articles in the CIS SCANNER. Word from Christian research ministries in the UK tells us the EC is in shambles, and most likely will not come to fruition as planned, and there are many items that have to be worked out. The number of nations involved does not agree with Daniel or Revelation, at this time. Because it does not, many TWIST THE WORD to make it fit. The EC continues to EXPAND, and the the parameters laid down by God through His prophets cannot be met by the EC.
For example, the current theme in the prophetic circles is to say that THE EC will go to 13 members, and then 3 will be removed, leaving 10. They claim THAT IS WHAT DANIEL “MEANT” TO SAY. A careful reading of Daniel 7 will show you that A BEAST WITH 10 HORNS EMERGES, AN 11TH ONE COMES UP AMONG THEM, HE REMOVES THREE OF THEM. 10-3=7! 7 + 1 = 8 total! Revelation 13 & 17 AGREE! “He is of the seven and is the EIGHTH”! BELIEVE GOD. This is PERVERSION OF SCRIPTURE to make something FIT, because they have a BIAS and a PRECONCEIVED THEOLOGY, and thus they have to “force” Scripture to make it match.
The fact is, the 10 Kings of Daniel 2 (the ten toes), Daniel Seven’s fourth Beast and the 10 Kings of Revelation ARE NOT THE SAME, What is happening is a cross-application that appears to be incorrect. The 10 Kings of Revelation 17, that give their power unto a BEAST THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PREVIOUSLY DEFINED!
What CIS is saying is that THE UN BEAST POWER RISES UP, and divides the world INTO 10 BIO-REGIONS or KINGDOMS, which we believe has already been done under the Club of Rome. NAFTA is part of that plot, for they use TRADE AND ECONOMICS TO SET UP THEIR REGIONS. As it the WTO. BIO-REGION ONE IS CANADA, MEXICO AND AMERICA. NAFTA concerns FREE TRADE (no borders) between Canada, America and Mexico. THE EC IS THE “NAFTA” OF EUROPE. The goal: GLOBAL FREE TRADE with NO NATIONAL BORDERS. Each region has a LEADER/KING. This BEAST POWER, of DANIEL 7, gains its strength from SEVEN PRIMARY WESTERN KINGDOMS. It goes forth, according to Daniel, and DEVOURS THE WHOLE WORLD. Its headquarters are in THE NATION, BABYLON THE GREAT. It is controlled by THE WEST.
We are not saying that the final result of the EC will not be 10 kingdoms. The EC is the counterpart of NAFTA for Europe, a BIO-REGION BEING FORMED. We are not saying that those possible 10 kingdoms will not play an important part in prophecy. We are saying simply that Scripture places the SPOTLIGHT ON ANOTHER ENTITY, That entity is a SINGULAR NATION, from her BIRTH ONWARD, not a confederation of nations, and that nation is the greatest SINGULAR NATION to ever grace planet earth! THAT NATION IS BABYLON THE GREAT, THE DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS. IT IS THIS ENTITY THAT SPAWNS AND CONTROLS THE FOURTH BEAST OF DANIEL, THE UNITED NATIONS.
It is also a fact that the Bible does not even remotely suggest the revival of an Old Roman Empire, which we shall get into later in this series. It not only does not suggest it, but both Daniel and John CATEGORICALLY DENY IT. Rome is not to be revived, BABYLON IS TO BE REVIVED, AND BABYLON OF THE END TIME IS PORTRAYED AS A SINGULAR NATION, NEVER AS AN ASSEMBLY OF NATIONS, AS IS THE EC!
Babylon is THE PRIME MOVER of an ANTICHRIST ALLIANCE, of which the G-7 nations could be a fulfillment, but it cannot, at this time, be proved this is the case. Many prophecy teachers will tell you that all of the Old Testament prophecies against Babylon have been totally fulfilled. They apply ONLY, they claim, to ancient Babylon, and the vast majority of commentaries will tell you the same thing. THE ACTUAL FACT IS JUST THE OPPOSITE! When we first began to examine the Babylonian doctrines, we found commentary after commentary that said ALL OF THESE EVENTS HAD TRANSPIRED AND WERE FULFILLED IN THE ANCIENT PAST.
We then went to the larger libraries and conducted a SECULAR SEARCH of the records on ancient Babylon. SURPRISE, SURPRISE!! The actual cuneiform records, some written by the rulers of ancient Babylon, spelled out a totally different story!!! These stories matched up with the secular historians!!! In point of fact, 90-95% of the prophecies against Babylon, written by Jeremiah, Isaiah and Habakkuk, REMAIN YET TO BE FULFILLED. THEY ALL POINT TO A GREAT END TIME NATION OF VAST WEALTH AND POWER, A NATION THAT IS THE GREATEST NATION THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN! Christ confirmed Jeremiah, Isaiah, Habakkuk and all the other Old Testament prophets as being GENUINE! Therefore, if they are genuine, THEIR WRITINGS MUST ALL COME TRUE, FOR THAT IS THE MARK OF A TRUE PROPHET OF GOD!!
You simply CANNOT BELIEVE the data in some areas of the commentaries on the market today. They are full of distortions, mistakes and much erroneous reporting of actual facts. Some of them are also an attempt by the Luciferians to INFILTRATE AND DESTROY THE WORD OF GOD. BEWARE OF ALL NEW TRANSLATIONS OF SCRIPTURE, FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS BEING CHANGED, A BIT AT A TIME. Remember that Christ, Paul, Peter, John and Jude all warned that APOSTASY AND DECEPTION would sweep the vast majority of the latter day church into eternal ruin! YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ONE OF THEM. Almost all of what Jeremiah, Isaiah, Habakkuk, and others wrote concerning Babylon APPLIES TO THE LAST DAY BABYLON.
There are in reality THREE APPEARANCES OF BABYLON on earth from the flood:
1. Nimrod’s Babylon.
2. Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon.
3. Modern Babylon.
When God gave the prophets the visions of Babylon, they referred to an entity that RISES, FALLS, RISES AND FALLS, AND FINALLY RISES FOR THE LAST TIME AT THE END OF THE AGE, DURING THE LAST GENERATION OF ISRAEL. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE VISIONS AND PROPHECIES CULMINATE IN A LAST DAY GREAT NATIONAL ENTITY AND WITHIN THAT NATION IS A CITY “MYSTERY BABYLON” Because the latter day BABYLON plays such a key role in ANTICHRIST ACTIVITY upon earth in the LAST DAYS, the vast majority of prophecies from the Old Testament ARE AGAINST THIS LATTER DAY NATION. It is that simple!!
Because Babylon is a SINGULAR NATION that TURNS UPON ITS HERITAGE OF GOD, AND DESTROYS IT TO BECOME THE ANTICHRIST POWER OF THE END TIMES, it is of vital importance that we PROPERLY IDENTIFY WHO THIS NATION IS. One of the crucial prophecies against Babylon the Nation is found in Jeremiah 50. This verse of Scripture is SO STRICT in application that only two nations in the whole world fit it, and they fit WITHIN A VERY NARROW TIME FRAME, and that time frame was given to us by Jesus Himself in the Parable of the Fig Tree. This time parameter is so strict that these nations must fulfill every parameter within an 8o year span!
Stop to think about this; that TWO NATIONS must rise upon the earth, in a proper sequence, and they both must be present during an 80 year time span, do certain things, then it becomes a strict parameter. The events of nation take place over many years, and most nations are quite old!!
“Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: BEHOLD, THE
shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.”
As we stated in our first article, this is one of the most exacting parameters God gives us to identify this last great NATIONAL ENTITY called Babylon the Great. First, she must have a MOTHER THAT BORE HER. Secondly, this mother obviously MUST PRECEDE HER, LIVE DURING HER ENTIRE LIFE, AND WATCH HER BURN, AND SURVIVE HER DURING THE LAST PART OF THE TRIBULATION. That gives us several clues. First, the mother could not be a close neighbor, for she too would burn with Babylon. Secondly, we are now speaking of TWO NATIONS, that MUST LIVE DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD. How easy is that to accomplish?
The mother MUST BE the prime mover in the establishment of Babylon. Babylon then, must be a direct offspring. The people who first established this nation will be from this “mother country”. Third, this relationship must remain THROUGHOUT the life of Babylon, with the “mother” being very close to Babylon itself in terms of CONTROL AND FUNCTION.
These parameters are crucial, and very strict. As was asked previously, who is the mother of Iraq? Who is the mother of the EC, which is DISQUALIFIED ANYWAY BECAUSE THE EC IS AN ASSEMBLY OF NATIONS, not ONE national entity from its birth!? Who is the mother of Rome, which is a CITY, and NOT A LARGE NATIONAL ENTITY. Who is the mother of Russia? Who is the mother of Israel or Jerusalem? These nations or cities have all been advanced at one time or another as being “Babylon”.
The second aspect is that Babylon THE NATION is referred to as the HINDERMOST OF THE NATIONS. Jeremiah is looking down the tunnel of time, and is saying that BABYLON will be the LAST AND THE GREATEST NATION TO RISE IN THIS AGE. Of the great nations of the world today, who is the youngest? Everyone knows that America is THE YOUNGEST OF THE POWERFUL NATIONS, and is also THE GREATEST NATION TO EVER GRACE PLANET EARTH. It is also the HINDERMOST in the perspective of THE LAST RISE OF BABYLON!!
Does Rome fulfill this parameter? Does Iraq? Russia? Does the EC, which is disqualified because it is an ALLIANCE OF NATIONS? None of them do; they do not come close!! Why cannot people simply accept what God says? There are only TWO NATIONS IN THE WORLD that fulfill this parameter! ONLY TWO!! And they fit it like a GLOVE. This one verse ALONE would identify who Babylon is!! ENGLAND AND AMERICA are the ONLY NATIONS IN THE WORLD TO FULFILL THIS PROPHECY TO THE EXACT LETTER.
You see, it is not a matter of EVIDENCE, it is a matter of REFUSING THE EVIDENCE GIVEN. It is a matter of personal bias, of prejudice, of refusal to accept God and His Word. Scripture is not written in a complex manner. It is written in a manner that even a ten year old can understand, IF THE HEART IS RIGHT. God says HE WILL CHOOSE OUR DELUSIONS. Why would God, the holder of ALL TRUTH, who wants us to KNOW ALL TRUTH, turn right around and say he will PICK OUR DELUSIONS? Only one reason: THE HEART IS NOT RIGHT!!
We have received some calls from people furious that we called America, “Babylon”. We were accused of “manipulating” Scripture. We have not “manipulated” Scripture at all. We merely PRESENT IT FOR WHAT IT SAYS. God has picked THEIR DELUSIONS. THEIR HEARTS ARE NOT RIGHT. You could give them hundreds of verses to prove America is Babylon and they would all be UTTERLY REJECTED. Why? Because for whatever reason buried in their secret heart, THEY CANNOT ACCEPT TRUTH. THEY DO NOT WANT AMERICA TO BE BABYLON.
They want motherhood and apple pie. They want Thanksgiving and Christmas. THEY WANT TO LIVE IN THEIR DELUSIONS. It is a SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS, because they do not WANT the real truth!! It is too painful for them to accept. The vast majority, however, simply HAVE NOT STUDIED IT OUT, and because they have not, SIMPLY DO NOT REALIZE AMERICA’S IDENTITY!
ANTICHRIST TO RISE IN DECEPTION
The other clue given in Scripture that should place us ON GUARD, is the fact that ANTICHRIST RISES IN DECEPTION. It is a DECEPTIVE PLOY OF SATAN. Deception means what it says: BABYLON WILL RISE TO FULL POWER WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE NOT RECOGNIZING WHO BABYLON IS!. Do you understand what that means? It means that BABYLON THE NATION will not REVEAL ITS TRUE NATURE UNTIL THE VERY END. The MASK WILL BE RIPPED OFF and EXPOSED only after the DECEPTIVE RISE, AND ALL CONTROLLING FORCES ARE IN PLACE. Because deception usually works in REVERSALS (MIRROR IMAGES), and we end up with ANTICHRIST, then what is the REVERSE OF ANTICHRIST?
Thus it will be that THE LATTER DAY BABYLON will BEGIN AS A CHRISTIAN NATION. A NATION BASKING IN THE SUNLIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST!! That is what deception really means! For example, in Revelation, Jesus Christ spoke of a church called Laodicea, the lukewarm, apostate, social gospel church of the LAST DAYS. He said they were positive they were all saved and going to heaven. They were positive their works were APPROVED BY GOD. They were ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE OF ALL THIS. Jesus said:
Do you see? THEY KNEW NOT THAT THE OPPOSITE WAS THE TRUTH!!! Their claim to salvation was IN REALITY A CLAIM TO ETERNAL RUIN. Their claim of good works, WAS IN REALITY A CLAIM TO EVIL WORKS. DECEPTION IS A REVERSAL OF THE REALITY. The person caught up in a deception is UTTERLY UNAWARE OF IT. He/she usually will not EVEN CONSIDER AN OPPOSING POINT OF VIEW, which is one of the CLUES they are in deception. Deception is SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS, and the Bible claims that SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS COMES FROM DISOBEDIENCE TO THE WORD OF GOD, or A REFUSAL OF THE WORD OF GOD!!
THE PARAMETERS FOR THE
NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION OF BABYLON
We will now examine some of the KEY PARAMETERS laid down by God to PROVE THAT AMERICA IS BABYLON THE GREAT, AND THAT NEW YORK CITY IS THE “GREAT CITY BABYLON”, THE HOME OF MYSTERY BABYLON. Are you willing to face what God has to say? Are you willing to ACCEPT what God tells you? Are you willing to BELIEVE what God says, though it may mean a radical change in your thinking? When one discovers that one’s beloved nation is portrayed by God as the ULTIMATE EVIL UPON EARTH, it is a shock. It shocks people to their very core. PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW WHO AMERICA IS ARE UNDER A DECEPTION. TO COME OUT FROM DECEPTION IS DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL. There are several phases a person goes through in this process:
1. ABSOLUTE DENIAL, EVEN THOUGH THE FACTS PRESENTED CANNOT BE REFUTED.
Usually, the letters we get are angry letters, short and terse, simply saying IT IS FALSE, UNTRUE and America IS NOT BABYLON. No Scripture is ever presented, and if it is, it is taken way out of context. THIS IS A REFUSAL TO ACCEPT TRUTH.
2. CONSIDERATION THAT IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE.
The individual moves from REFUSAL and DENIAL to a painful recognition that IT MIGHT BE TRUE. The heart is being moved BY GOD to accept A POSSIBILITY; THE MIND IS OPENING UP.
3. ANGER AT BEING LIED TO, OR BEING MISLED FOR SO LONG.
The next reaction is ANGER because one was misled, and the more one begins to see the real truth, the deeper goes the anger. We have to remember that DECEPTION was the key to all END TIME EVENTS, AND THAT IS NOT A MINOR DECEPTION, BUT MASSIVE!!
4. LOSS AND SADNESS, WITH TEARS OF SORROW.
Many people report to us that when it is finally confirmed to them BY THE LORD, they enter into a period of depression and sadness. In point of fact, who would not? It is a sense of deep betrayal. We are now entering a NEW PHASE, A PHASE OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
5. CONFUSION. A STATE OF NOT BEING SURE, OF GOING FROM BELIEVING TO DENIAL.
The mind and soul does not want to accept the facts as given in Scripture. The person involved goes back and forth, from acceptance to denial. To YES IT IS, to IT CANNOT BE. The mind says YES, the heart says NO.
6. GRADUAL ACCEPTANCE BECAUSE IT CANNOT BE DENIED.
During this phase, the facts of Scripture cannot be denied, although an attempt to argue with God is involved. God’s Word, however, outweighs OUR WANTS OR OUR DESIRES. FAITH IN GOD’S TRUTH GRADUALLY WINS OUT. GROWTH IS NOW A FACT.
7. PREPARATION FOR LOVED ONES, BECAUSE IT IS A TRUTH, AND IT HAS RAMIFICATIONS.
The final acceptance, long and painful, leads to resolve to prepare for family and loved ones. The fact of America’s being BABYLON THE GREAT has major ramifications for the Christian.
8. FULL ACCEPTANCE AND RELIANCE UPON GOD. TRUST IN GOD’S WORD. SPIRITUAL GROWTH HAS OCCURRED.
Growth can only come from challenge. Challenge means to have your PRESET VIEWS ASSAULTED. It means CONFRONTATION by things you DID NOT BELIEVE TRUE AT ALL. Growth is PAINFUL. It hurts, but as WE GROW, as we OPEN OUR MINDS to many facets of God’s Word, WE BECOME MUCH STRONGER.
These phases may be gone through rapidly or slowly, depending upon the make-up of the person. CIS is asking you, the reader, to ACCEPT GOD’S WORD AS PLAINLY STATED. We are NOT asking you to BELIEVE ANYTHING WE SAY, but rather, that you DIG DEEPER INTO THE WORD AND BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS!
BABYLON A CHRISTIAN NATION AT BIRTH
One of the key parameters laid down by the Old Testament prophets is the implication, at least, that the latter day nation Babylon would be born a CHRISTIAN NATION, A NATION WITH THE HERITAGE OF GOD. Paradoxically, it is also portrayed as a nation that LABORED IN THE OCCULT FROM ITS VERY INCEPTION. In other words, Babylon is a nation with a SPLIT PERSONALITY, that claims both CHRIST AND LUCIFER AT THE SAME TIME. These two claims MERGE at the end, when APOSTATE AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY MERGES WITH THE “LUCIFERIANS”.
This paradox can be easily resolved when you understand that OCCULT FORCES ALWAYS WORK IN SECRET AND IN DARKNESS, while the CHRISTIAN ASPECTS ARE ALWAYS PLAINLY VISIBLE. In other words, the Bible portrays America as being VISIBLY CHRISTIAN, while behind the scenes THE ILLUMINISTS, AND THE MASONIC FORCES labor to bring America into their dominion. AMERICA IS A REFLECTION OF THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, BETWEEN CHRIST AND SATAN, WITH EVIL TEMPORARILY WINNING OUT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ABANDONED THE TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. Babylon is a replay of ancient Israel!
Babylon America finally goes under the dominion of the OCCULTIC FORCES (Revelation 18:3), which founded lodges in America as soon as she was born in the 1700’s.
“Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O YE DESTROYERS
because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; (Jeremiah 50:11).”
Babylon had the HERITAGE OF GOD and it turns and destroys it. At the same time it has the HERITAGE OF GOD, which we will explore to find out what it is, Isaiah 47:12 makes a comment that is just the opposite:
“Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the MULTITUDE OF THY SORCERIES,
WHEREIN THOU HAST LABOURED FROM THY YOUTH;..”
The word for sorceries is “kesheph”, which means WITCHCRAFT, OR MAGIC. The root is “kashaph” and it means TO WHISPER A SPELL, TO ENCHANT, TO PRACTICE MAGIC OR WITCHCRAFT. Babylon is INVOLVED IN THE OCCULT from its YOUTH UP. Yet God then makes this statement in Jeremiah 51:7:
“Babylon hath been a GOLDEN CUP
IN THE LORD’S HAND, that made all the earth drunken:
the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.”
The word “golden” is “zahab” and it means TO SHIMMER, GOLD, FAIR WEATHER, CLEAR SKY. It implies, NICE, GOOD, PLEASANT, OF VALUE. Immediately we see A SPLIT PERSONALITY, A NATION THAT IS BOTH CHRISTIAN AND ANTICHRIST. Exactly what is the heritage of God? A search of Scripture will prove out the following:
1. It refers to land (Psalm 135:12)
2. It refers to children (Psalm 127:5)
3. It refers to Israel and her people (Joel 2:17)
4. It refers to Christians (1 Peter 5:3)
5. It refers to the Word of God (1 Peter 5:3)
6. It refers to the COVENANTS OF GOD by implication.
The COVENANTS OF GOD are the first and foremost of this “heritage”, because it is upon the covenants that all of the others REST. It is the COVENANTS THAT ESTABLISH THE OWNERSHIP, which in turn, is the basis of the heritage. If Babylon had the HERITAGE OF GOD, WHICH IT DESTROYS, and this heritage applies to land, children, people and most of all COVENANTS, then America, to fulfill this prophecy, would have to have been at one time CONSIDERED BY GOD TO BE HIS, AND THE PEOPLE HIS. They would have entered into a spiritual covenant, WILLINGLY, and would have declared JESUS CHRIST, and GOD THE FATHER as their source of GUIDANCE AND AUTHORITY.
The Supreme Court of the United States TWICE ruled that America WAS A CHRISTIAN NATION. The 1891 decision was very clear about what that meant. We can easily prove that BABYLON IS PORTRAYED AS A PRETRIBULATIONAL AND TRIBULATION NATION, which means IT IS A NATION WITHIN THE CHURCH AGE, thus UNDER THE NEW COVENANT. If a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, then that person is GRAFTED INTO THE NATION ISRAEL, and becomes part of the heritage of God. It cannot be otherwise, something Paul confirmed:
IS NO DIFFERENCE
between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him
Under the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, which is a NEW HEART VIA REGENERATION, there is NO DIFFERENCE between Jew and Gentile. ALL COME INTO THE NEW COVENANT VIA THE SAME WAY: REBIRTH.
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own conceits;
that BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL,
until the FULNESS OF THE GENTILES BE COME IN
What are the Gentiles brought INTO? What do they COME INTO? ISRAEL! They become part of ISRAEL, VIA THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM, THE FAITH OF CHRIST (THE SAME FAITH THEY BOTH HAD). They enter into ISRAEL, INTO GOD’S PEOPLE, via the NEW COVENANT.
“And if some of the branches be broken off,
and thou, being a WILD OLIVE TREE, wert GRAFTED IN AMONG THEM,
and WITH THEM PARTAKEST
OF THE ROOT AND FATNESS OF THE OLIVE TREE;
The Christian, says Paul, is GRAFTED INTO THE OLIVE TREE OF ISRAEL. They become partakers of ISRAEL. They become the HERITAGE OF GOD, GOD’S PEOPLE. If they are God’s people, THEN THEY ARE PART OF GOD’S PROGRAM, and if part of the program, will they be a part of God’s blessings?
“Boast NOT AGAINST THE BRANCHES.
But if thou boast,
THOU BEAREST NOT THE ROOT, BUT THE ROOT THEE
Paul warns Christians against boasting against Israel, or to word it another way, TO NOT RUN ISRAEL DOWN SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY REJECT CHRIST. Do not sit there and point a finger at Israel, or hate Israel, or the Jew, because, says Paul, THEY ARE THE ROOT, AND THEY BEAR YOU, NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND.
There are many groups in America that HATE THE JEW. They claim all sorts of things against the Jew. They speak of a ZIONIST CONSPIRACY; they speak OF THE EVIL OF THE JEWS. They claim Israel is FALSE, and that God has UTTERLY CAST OFF ISRAEL, AND ALL OF THE PROMISES MADE TO ISRAEL HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED OVER TO THE CHURCH. Many of them even go so far as to say that Paul did not realize what was happening, and that Paul’s comments and theology are in grave error!! There are those who claim America is in fact comprised of ISRAEL’S LOST 10 TRIBES, and is in fact ISRAEL itself!! They accomplish this by taking all of the prophecies concerning MILLENNIAL ISRAEL, and applying them to America in this age, which she does fulfill!! However, it is a perversion of Scripture, and a DENIAL OF THE COVENANTS OF GOD.
God did not forever cast off Israel. He merely put Israel upon a shelf for their rejection of Christ. Paul says so: “BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL UNTIL THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES BE COME IN.” It means what it says. The key word there is UNTIL. There is a time coming in which the ABRAHAMIC, PALESTINIAN, AND OTHER COVENANTS WILL BE RESTORED BACK TO ISRAEL.
One of the key parts of the grand delusion is THE DENIAL OF ISRAEL having a RIGHT TO THE COVENANTS OF GOD. The antichrist forces REPUDIATE THAT CLAIM, AND APPROPRIATE FOR THEMSELVES ALL OF THE COVENANTS. In their own ways and delusions, they claim they ARE ISRAEL. They claim they ARE THE REAL JEWS. This falsehood, this utter delusion, comes during the CHURCH AGE, and it comes from WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH!!
That is a crucial point, for Christ Himself mentions them, and tells us that these “CHRISTIANS” who claim they are JEWS (ISRAEL), but ARE NOT, are under a rank deception, and full of hatred. He forces them to bow at the foot of REAL CHRISTIANS.
“BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEM OF THE
SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN, WHICH SAY
THEY ARE JEWS,
BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEM TO COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THY FEET, AND TO KNOW THAT I HAVE LOVED THEE (Revelation 3:9).”
This comment was made to the Church of Philadelphia, the TRUE CHURCH OF THE LAST DAYS, A CHURCH CHRIST LOVED. This is a direct statement from Jesus Christ that during the latter times of the Church age, a MOVEMENT WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ITSELF, will come AND SWEEP THE LAND. These so called “Christians” will claim THEY ARE JEWS, THE REAL JEWS!! They claim they ARE ISRAEL, THE REAL ISRAEL, and that they are the INHERITORS of all of the covenants of God, and that the REAL JEWS are liars, frauds, and impostors. They will, because they think they are THE TRUE JEWS, and they attempt to SET UP A KINGDOM OF GOD UPON EARTH, AND THEY PERVERT PROPHECY TO DO IT.
They are LIARS, SAID CHRIST. AND THEY ARE FULL OF HATRED, and they ESPOUSE DOCTRINES THAT ARE AT THEIR ROOT WHITE SUPREMACIST! They hate not only the Jew, but they hate all other races not their own, as well as anyone who does not agree with their antichrist theology. THESE PEOPLE have various “ways” in which they make this claim. There are many dedicated and sincere Christians caught up in these movements, but they should remove themselves from them as fast as they can. Christ says these so called Christians, WHICH THEY ARE NOT, will BE FORCED TO BOW AND WORSHIP AT THE FOOT OF THE TRUE CHRISTIANS, WHO HAD TRUE LOVE IN THEIR HEART, NOT ONLY FOR THE JEWS, BUT FOR ALL PEOPLES OF THE WORLD.
These groups claim in one form or another that they REPLACE ISRAEL, AND THE JEWS, AND THUS THEY BECOME THE TRUE JEWS, and THEY ALONE have the right to rule the world, and force their edicts upon everyone else. This is NOT TO SAY that Zionism, a movement of SOME (BUT NOT ALL) OF THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH, does not make the same claim, for it does. That they try to bring about their one world government is a fact, for Isaiah 26 says they do, AND FAIL. This is not to say there are not high placed RICH Jews who are evil to their core and who are attempting to bring about a ZIONIST KINGDOM UPON EARTH, in which all other NON-JEWS are merely “animals”. All one has to do is read the Jewish Babylonian Talmud and other like works to find that out. Jeremiah 24 speaks of them as “evil figs”, so evil in fact, that they went beyond anything seen on planet earth! GOD WILL DESTROY THEM ALL IN HIS GOOD TIME. “Revenge is mine, saith the Lord.”
But EVIL HEARTS are not the special privilege of some rich Jews, whites, or rich men of any race. THE EVIL HEART IS WITHIN ALL MEN, and the true conspirators ARE THE UNREGENERATE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH, OF ALL RACES, COLORS AND CREEDS.
IT IS A MONETARY AND POWER CONSPIRACY, NOT A RACE CONSPIRACY!
But this remark of Jesus Christ, was made to one specific CHURCH, and that Church is the ONE TRUE CHURCH that Christ had no mention of fault for. HE LOVED THEM. They UNDERSTOOD THE COVENANTS, THE REGENERATED HEARTS, AND THE SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF THE KINGDOM. These others, who are in reality the FOES OF CHRIST, the ENEMIES OF CHRIST, use the Bible to fabricate their OWN THEOLOGY TO JUSTIFY their own hatreds, prejudices and murders! THEY ARE THE TARES! It is this movement that fuels the fires of true anti-Semitism, and because of the actions of a few rich Jews, the entire race is held up as evil. God said it would happen, and it has. BUT CHRIST LOVES THE JEWS. We would all do well to remember that CHRIST LOVES ALL PEOPLES OF THE WORLD. His greatest wish, his greatest hope, is that ALL WOULD COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH OF GOD’S LOVE!!
Because this group of so called “Christians” uses the Bible to preach hatred, He will force them to kneel before the true Christian, whom they ALSO HATED WITH A VEHEMENT HATRED. CIA/CIS has had direct personal encounters with these people, and we know of others who have as well. THEIR HEARTS ARE FULL OF HATRED FOR ANYONE THAT DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEIR THEOLOGY. THEY HATE THE JEW, THE NEGRO, THE INDIAN, ALL NON-WHITES. AND THEIR OWN PEOPLE IF THEY DON’T AGREE WITH THEM, and their hatred explodes to near violence or violence if provoked. GOD HAS CHOSEN THEIR DELUSION. THEIR END WILL BE BITTERNESS, AND ETERNAL RUIN, IF THEY DO NOT REPENT A BIBLICAL REPENTANCE.
They uphold Jesus Christ, they proclaim their theology from their Bibles, but they twist, distort and utterly destroy the TRUE AND BEAUTIFUL DOCTRINES OF CHRIST. They are OF THE WORLD, and they SPEAK OF THE WORLD. They wish to set up a THEOCRACY WITH AMERICA AS NEW JERUSALEM, AS NEW ZION. They are ANTICHRISTS, and will GO INTO THE ANTICHRIST DECEPTION, AND WILL BE PART OF THE ANTICHRIST PERSECUTION OF THE TRUE CHRISTIANS. They are utterly deceived. They will BE FORCED to come and worship at the feet of the TRUE CHRISTIAN, whom they openly persecuted and hated, and whom they called TARES. They will be forced into the fires of hell for eternity.
It is interesting to note that even UNBELIEVERS, THE HEATHEN, KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE. Yet they are growing stronger every day as the delusion is cast down upon the earth. It is the ultimate deception that hate poses as love! That is one of the reasons why antichrist goes upon the Temple Mount and walks into the Holy of Holies!! He honestly thinks HE HAS THE RIGHT. HE HONESTLY THINKS HE IS THE GOD OF ALL GOD’S. It is a delusion to cast those who embrace it, into the fire of eternal damnation, for they REJECT GOD AND CHRIST, HIS WORDS, HIS PROPHETIC PLAN, AND THEY REJECT REGENERATION, ALL THE WHILE CLAIMING THEY ARE OF GOD AND OF CHRIST. It is the height of DELUSION.
Now then, it is easy to prove that WHEN A SOUL ACCEPTS JESUS CHRIST HE IS GRAFTED INTO ISRAEL. He become an Israelite. What happens if an entire nation of people ACCEPT CHRIST? Does God then consider the WHOLE NATION A CHRISTIAN NATION, AND THEREFORE HIS OWN? Would that nation then come under Deuteronomy 28 with its blessings and curses? Would that nation then ENTER INTO A NATIONAL COVENANT WITH GOD, THE SAME AS ISRAEL? The evidence suggests it would.
America, because it was founded by both Christian and occultic people, BUT PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED God and Jesus Christ in many of its original documents, BECOMES A FORM OF A SPIRITUAL ISRAEL! The Supreme Court in 1891 ACKNOWLEDGED AMERICA WAS A CHRISTIAN NATION. It is spiritual because the NEW COVENANT IS A COVENANT OF SPIRIT, OF A NEW HEART, OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD. Will it then come under the BLESSINGS OF DEUTERONOMY 28?
America has in fact fulfilled all of the blessing outlined in Deuteronomy 28. She has been blessed, even though God knew perfectly well she would turn upon Him at the end. She is like Judas, who partook of the blessings of Christ, walked with Christ as one of the twelve, and was accepted as a BONA FIDE MEMBER OF THE GROUP. This is true even though Jesus knew the whole while JUDAS WOULD TURN. Satan came from the family of God. Cain came from the loins of Adam. Nimrod came from Noah. Judas came from the Twelve. Antichrist will come from the family of God. He is a DECEIVER, A USURPER, A LIAR, AN APOSTATE!
America is no different. Simply because God knows that America will turn, HE WILL BLESS AMERICA UNTIL IT DOES TURN. If it does turn, Paul says something else happens: THE CURSES OF GOD WILL FALL:
“Behold therefore the GOODNESS AND SEVERITY OF GOD:
ON THEM WHICH FELL, SEVERITY; but toward thee, GOODNESS, if
IN HIS GOODNESS; OTHERWISE THOU ALSO SHALL BE
Why would America be CUT OFF? What would cause America to leave God? The answer lies in Isaiah’s claim that America labors from her youth IN THE OCCULT. THE OCCULTIC FORCES OF THE ILLUMINATI/MASONIC MOVEMENTS INFILTRATE AND TAKE OVER ALL KEY POSITIONS OF GOVERNMENT, MEDIA, CORPORATIONS, THE CHURCH, SCHOOLS, ETC. They do so via the POWER OF MONEY, AND IN SECRET, OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.
Gradually they shift America away FROM A CHRISTIAN NATION OVER TO AN OCCULTIC NATION, RUN AND GOVERNED BY THE OCCULTIC FORCES.
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great
AND IS BECOME THE HABITATION OF DEVILS,
AND THE HOLD OF EVERY FOUL SPIRIT, AND
A CAGE OF EVERY UNCLEAN AND HATEFUL BIRD
Read that again very carefully. This is not the demise of Babylon, this is THE FALL OF BABYLON TO THE OCCULT FORCES. It is the
OF AMERICA INTO A NATION THAT DESTROYS THE HERITAGE OF GOD. IT MURDERS AND IMPRISONS GOD’S PEOPLE AND ELEVATES LUCIFER TO THE THRONE OF THE NATION, according to Isaiah and Jeremiah. In other words, JUST BEFORE THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA, SHE WILL FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE OCCULT. The nation falls under TOTAL DEMONIC CONTROL! She becomes the home of every ANTICHRIST, ANTIGOD RELIGION AND BELIEF IN THE WORLD, THE MASONIC and ILLUMINIST DREAM FOR THE AGES! They forge a complete alliance between all the religions of man, and bring them together in a BABYLONIAN TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING. The nations TURNS and DESTROYS her heritage, her Constitution, her Bill of Rights, all of it. We are seeing it happen. NAFTA, THE CRIME CONTROL BILLS, TERRORIST BILLS, THE WTO, all of it is a fulfillment of these prophecies.
Thus we must find a nation that begins its rise under the blessings of God, and who ends it in FULL AND UTTER REBELLION. Does America fulfill this foundation parameter? TO THE EXACT LETTER. When we examine the RELIGION OF BABYLON, we will explore deeply both aspects of this fall to the occult. NOW YOU KNOW WHY AMERICA IS GOING TOTALLY OCCULTIC, WHY THE SUPREME COURT HAS WAGED WAR UPON CHRIST AND CHRISTIANS, and why the leaders of America have embraced OCCULTISM and SATAN AS THEIR GOD!!
When a nation receives its blessings from God and then turns its back upon God, THE CURSES BEGIN TO APPEAR. JUDGMENTS BEGIN, AND EVERY NATION THAT FORGETS GOD IS TURNED INTO HELL. AMERICA WILL SHORTLY BE TURNED INTO HELL, AND HER LEADERS WILL BURN FOREVER WITH THE FIRES OF ETERNAL RUIN. The occult forces, that labored since the birth of America to turn her away from Christ, succeed in the end, and destroy her; AND TURN AMERICA INTO NEW ZION, NEW JERUSALEM, THE NEW ATLANTIS, AND THEY ARE BURNED WITH THE FIRES OF AN ANGRY GOD.
BABYLON THE GREAT
IS THE LEADING NATION OF THE WORLD.
There are many verses in both Old and New Testaments that refer to Babylon as the LEADING NATION OF THE WORLD. SHE IS THE “QUEEN OF THE NATIONS”. She is said to sit upon a THRONE, TO BE IN ACTUAL FACT, BEHIND THE SCENES, THE RULER OF THE WORLD.
“And Babylon, THE GLORY OF KINGDOMS,
THE BEAUTY OF THE CHALDEES’ EXCELLENCY,
shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gormorrah
Babylon is here referred to as a NATION/KINGDOM, and the GLORY OF ALL KINGDOMS. There is nothing in the world like the nation BABYLON. The word “glory” is “tsebee”, which means PROMINENCE, SPLENDOR, HONOR, OR THE GREATEST. In other words, BABYLON THE NATION IS THE GREATEST NATION IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND THERE HAS NOT BEEN, NOR EVER WILL BE AGAIN, A NATION AS GREAT AS BABYLON.
The phrase “beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency” refers to the same concept. The root word is “tipharah” or “tipara” and means one of GLORY OR TO BE FULL OF PRIDE OVER ACCOMPLISHMENTS. It is a VAIN GLORY, and God taunts Babylon with this phrase. Babylon is a nation that is filled with accomplishments, a nation that forges ahead and surmounts its problems with sheer determination and is resolute that it can do what it sets out to do. Indeed, America has that attitude, and America fulfills that parameter with 100% accuracy. NO OTHER NATION ON EARTH CAN BOAST AS AMERICA CAN BOAST!!
CIS would ask you several questions. Does Iraq fulfill this parameter? Can Iraq claim that it is THE STRONGEST, GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD? And what has Iraq accomplished except to destroy itself? What about ROME? Rome is not a large nation, but a “city/state”, let alone THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD. What about the EC? First of all the EC is falling apart, but let’s say for debate’s sake that the EC comes together! Is it ONE NATION, OR IS IT AN ASSEMBLY OF NATIONS? Even as an assembly of nations, CAN IT BOAST THAT IT IS THE MOST POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD, WITH THE STRONGEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD?
If it can so boast, then why must the U.S. military supply a large part of the manpower, aircraft and equipment for NATO? In point of actual fact, Europe has relied almost totally upon America for all of its defense needs. And what has the EC accomplished? Nothing, save to argue among themselves and be the hotbed of war. No, the EC cannot come close! What about Russia, which some say is Babylon? Iraq? Rome? No way!! Israel? No! No, these nations, or groups of nations (which is a violation of the parameters), do not come even close to fulfilling this one parameter. Except one; AMERICA. America fulfills this parameter to the exact letter. But we do not want America to be Babylon, so therefore IT CANNOT BE SO! Indeed! God will not be mocked! We shall list more to prove this out.
“Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon,
sit on the ground:
THERE IS NO THRONE,
O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called
tender and delicate
This mighty Babylon once sat upon the THRONE AS QUEEN OF THE NATIONS. Suddenly she is fallen, and there IS NO LONGER A THRONE FOR HER. She sits in the dust (radioactive), and is gone forever. The point is SHE ONCE HAD A THRONE. SHE WAS ONCE THE MOST POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD.
The phase “there is no throne” is telling of America’s wealth and might, of her power among the nations of the world. In Revelation 18:7, she says: “I SIT A QUEEN”. The word “throne” is “kicce”, which means literally SEAT OF HONOR, or “seat of a king”. As we journey through the prophecies of Jeremiah, Isaiah and Habakkuk, and then compare them to Revelation, we find a consistent portrait of a MIGHTY END TIME SINGULAR NATION THAT IS THE GREATEST IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
“Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans:
FOR THOU SHALT NO MORE BE CALLED,
THE LADY OF KINGDOMS
The phrase LADY OF KINGDOMS reaffirms the prophets position that Babylon America is the LEADING NATION in the WHOLE WORLD. She is THE QUEEN, that sits upon THE THRONE OF THE NATIONS, THE RULING NATION OF THE WORLD. She is the LEADER, a nation filled with splendor and glory compared to the other nations. The word “lady” is “g’bereth”, which means A LADY OR MISTRESS. Babylon is a pampered mistress, a queen, a virgin, untouched. The eyes of the world are upon Babylon America. Babylon is portrayed as a QUEEN, A LADY, ALWAYS IN THE FEMININE GENDER!
“And thou saidst, I WILL BE A LADY FOREVER:
so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart,
neither didst remember the latter end of it
Again we find a reference to Babylon being A LADY FOREVER, A NATION THAT THINKS IT HAS AN ETERNAL DESTINY, because IT IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH, and GOD IS ETERNAL. It is a delusion, and the destiny of America Babylon is just the opposite of what she thinks it is. That this attitude is displayed in America by her leaders is proven by this quote taken from Congressman Newt Gingrich, January 25, 1993:
“Mr. Speaker, I want to talk about RENEWING AMERICAN CIVILIZATION. AMERICAN CIVILIZATION IS DECAYING AND IT MUST BE RENEWED. In Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s words, our generation has a rendezvous with destiny, and I believe for our generation that rendezvous is to RENEW AMERICAN CIVILIZATION….”
America does have a destiny, and America will ATTEMPT TO RENEW HER CIVILIZATION IN THE IMAGE OF LUCIFER, OF BAAL, INTO NEW JERUSALEM, OF NEW ZION, OF ATLANTIS COME AGAIN!! It will be the worst evil to have ever come upon planet earth. The dreams of the high ranking 32 or 33 degree Masons will be realized!! How fitting then, that in NEW YORK HARBOR, stands a LADY, with her torch of GOLD HELD HIGH. She stands upon A STAR, and HER LEG IRONS are broken, per Psalm 2. She is a MASONIC SYMBOL, designed by a leading MASON. She is a LADY, A LADY OF REBELLION, THE QUEEN OF BABYLON!
America is the center of WORLD FINANCE, WORLD TRADE, AND WORLD RELIGION. WITHIN HER BOUNDARIES LIES THE UNITED NATIONS, which lies within the GREAT CITY, NEW YORK CITY, with THE LADY IN THE HARBOR!! That the United Nations lies within the borders of the United States is not by accident. for Christ said that as it was in the days of Noah, so should it be again. Noah saw the NATION Babylonia forged under Nimrod. He saw the GREAT CITY BABYLON, and he saw the TOWER OF BABEL. So it will be again: THE LATTER DAY NATION BABYLON WILL HAVE A GREAT CITY, AND IN THAT CITY WILL BE A MODERN TOWER OF BABEL, The tower represents:
1. World Government
2. World Economics
3. World Religion
4. Utter rebellion
THE UNITED NATIONS IS OUR MODERN TOWER OF BABEL, AND IT FULFILLS ALL OF THESE PARAMETERS. It is the attempt by unregenerate man to rule the world without Christ! All of the occult wants the UN to come to FULL POWER, and to “reign over the kings of the earth” an exact fulfillment of Revelation 17:18!! Read what they write, it is ALL THERE!! The United Nations was built upon ground that was used as a CATTLE SLAUGHTERHOUSE. It is ground soaked in the BLOOD OF CATTLE. There is a reason why that land was used for the UNITED NATIONS, for it too will TURN UPON THE “CATTLE” (it’s subjects) and SLAUGHTER THEM WITHOUT MERCY, just as soon as she comes to full power.
Indeed America THE NATION has within it A MIGHTY CITY, NEW YORK CITY, and within the boundaries of that city SITS A TOWER OF REBELLION, A TOWER WE CALL THE UNITED NATIONS. THE FRONT FOR THE ILLUMINIST CONSPIRACY TO RULE THE WORLD, the front for the “rich men of the earth”,” the conspirators of Psalm 2!! Is it all “coincidence”? Is God blind, or are the false prophets of America blind?
Because the United Nations sits in America, then all of the nations of the world MUST COME TO AMERICA TO TAKE THEIR SEATS IN THE WORLD GOVERNMENT BODY. Because Babylon is the center of world trade, and is the largest importer of goods, and huge exporter of goods, all the nations that trade by sea and air will FLOW UNTO BABYLON AMERICA!! Thus it is that ALL THE NATIONS FLOW TO BAAL, THE THRONE OF SATAN. So then, if this is so, Babylon must be the primary central vortex for the political affairs of man upon earth!! All the nations will come to Babylon to solve the complex problems of INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, and they will do so in a BODY POLITIC that is designed for that very purpose, AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM, a place to gather, to meet, to discuss, to decide what should be done!!
“And I will punish
and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up:
AND THE NATIONS SHALL NOT FLOW
TOGETHER ANY MORE UNTO HIM:
yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall
Read carefully what it says: BEL IS IN BABYLON, AND ALL THE NATIONS FLOW UNTO HIM. THE UNITED NATIONS IS CLEARLY AN OCCULTIC ORGANIZATION, CLEARLY ILLUMINIST AND MASONIC. The founders were all RICH MEN and their MEDITATION ROOM IS THE SEAT OF BEL, OR BAAL: the home of LUCIFER!!! Take one look at the UN Meditation room and it will leave no doubt in your mind. THE UN IS THE LITERAL SEAT OF LUCIFER, BAAL, OR BEL!!
All the nations flow to the United Nations, to the seat of Baal, to sit at their international forum! The prophets are always 100% accurate! There is coming a time when the UN will be utterly destroyed, and the nations of the world will no longer flow to America, to the United Nations. God then says HE WILL BRING FORTH THAT WHICH BEL SWALLOWED UP.
CIS believes this could well be a reference to the RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD IN CHRIST AND GOD, whom Baal (Lucifer) destroyed during the purge called the TRIBULATION. God brings forth out the mouth of Baal Lucifer that which HE KILLED. Babylon is blamed for the persecution and killing of the people of God, both Christian and Jew (Revelation 18:24). The dead in the Lord lie in the pits dug by Lucifer, and God suddenly brings them forth, and then the time of God’s wrath begins upon Babylon.
MURDER IN THE HEART OF BABYLON
We will cover this later, but to bring about the cold blooded murder of millions of Americans requires much advanced planning. The logistics of rounding up millions of Americans, of killing them and disposing of their bodies is a task that would require tremendous effort. It also must be done in total secrecy. Thus large concentration camps and detention centers must be set up and made ready, but they would have to be “off limits” and a cover story fabricated in case it became known. They would be for “other purposes”, such as military bases, etc. Rail cars and other methods of transportation must be made ready. The process of extermination must also be ready for the coming purge, AND THIS PLANNING MUST PRECEDE BY YEARS the actual beginning of the purge.
This is true because the Bible indicates that when the antichrist kingdom finally arrives, IT COMES IN RAPIDLY AND THE MURDERS BEGIN. You simply cannot murder the millions upon millions of people that Scripture says THE KING OF BABYLON ACCOMPLISHES unless it has been well planned out long in advance. It would not be possible to put such an operation into place in the 3.5 years allowed. Thus THE ANTICHRIST MURDER MACHINE APPARATUS WILL BE SECRETLY INSTALLED WITH MANY COVER STORIES AND EXCUSES WHEN THE CITIZENS OF BABYLON AMERICA BEGIN TO UNCOVER THESE THINGS.
Perhaps that is the reason why reports of CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND DETENTION CENTERS NOW READY have been coming in from all over America. Is this why Americans are reporting that funny looking FREIGHT TRAIN CARS, which seem to be for prisoner hauling are appearing with increasing frequency? Is that why we are hearing that HUGE COAL BURNING “POWERPLANTS” seems to be going up in and around PRISONS. Is that why there are a whole host of NEW PRISONS being built and demanded? These are RUMORS. and so far, there has been no verification of much of it. Is that why we have many confirmed sightings of BLACK HELICOPTERS all over America? Is this the final phase of their operations for Christian and Jewish extermination, the FINAL SOLUTION? Is this why AMERIKA IS GOING THE WAY OF GERMANY? Is that why the parallels between Germany and AMERIKA ARE ALMOST IDENTICAL? That all we await is OUR HITLER, THE ANTICHRIST?
The average American could never believe that such evil lies within the heart of man, least of all their OWN GOVERNMENT. Yet the Bible says it will happen, and IDENTIFIES who does it. IT IS AMERICA THAT DOES IT. Most newspapers are very reluctant to report on these “rumors”, and many deny them categorically. Criminal Politics Magazine claimed there was no such thing as “black helicopers”, and that it was all sheer rumour. IT IS A CONFIRMED FACT, SEEN BY HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, ALL OVER AMERICA. The editor has personally seen them RIGHT OVER HIS HOUSE! CIS has received many phone calls from housewives and other honest folks who are simply reporting what they are seeing. God’s Word says that the antichrist forces will murder millions of people once they are in power. Occult writings are very open about it, AS SOON AS THEY COME TO FULL POWER THEY PLAN TO MURDER MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. Hitler murdered millions of people once he came to power. Again, we must believe God and not the “rulers” of Babylon, or our “common sense” or our skeptics in the press!!
The Christians have got to learn to TRUST THE WORD OF GOD and not the liars of government, or religion. They have to learn that God’s Word IS THE TRUTH, and that evil always covers itself with lies, darkness and secrecy via diversions. The Bible prophecies against Babylon therefore suggest that BAAL’S THRONE IS IN NEW YORK CITY. The nations do flow to Babylon, to Baal in New York and the United Nations, and it is THIS LITERAL CITY, THAT GIVES THE ORDER TO KILL THE SAINTS OF GOD, WHO ARE THE CHRISTIANS (Revelation 17:6 & 18; Matthew 24:9; Daniel 7:25; Revelation 13:7).
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA
America trades with every sea going nation in the world. New York City is the largest seaport city in the entire Western hemisphere! She has set up a tremendous MERCHANDISING OPERATION, WITH THE LARGEST IMPORTING AND EXPORTING OPERATION IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. Towards the end, this huge business begins to falter and is destroyed.
“Because the LORD hath SPOILED BABYLON,
AND DESTROYED OUT OF HER THE GREAT VOICE;
when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
Babylon the Great has a GREAT VOICE, one that is heard over the WHOLE EARTH. When Babylon speaks, the WHOLE WORLD LISTENS. She has the power to set up and destroy entire nations, kings, princes and rulers via her foreign policy, and her economic and military might. Those that openly oppose her wishes end up with trade embargoes, naval blockades, outright attacks or whatever the rulers of Babylon decide is appropriate for anyone arrogant enough to stand against her wishes!
“How is THE HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH
cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Babylon is called THE HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH. The word hammer is “pattiysh”, which means TO POUND. It implies TO SHAPE BY POUNDING, TO FORCE BY VIOLENCE, TO FORCE THE WILL OF BABYLON UPON ALL NATIONS BY THE USE OF MILITARY POWER, THE THREAT OF WAR, OR ECONOMIC SANCTIONS. In other words, “comply or else” becomes the last day foreign policy of Babylon. This implies several things: FIRST, the military might of the NATION Babylon the Great is WITHOUT EQUAL. She has the greatest military in the world, and combined with other Scripture, her military power is HI-TECH, AND NO ONE CAN MATCH HER WEAPONS OF WAR. She forges over time the greatest military power the world will ever see!!
“How is Sheshach taken!
AND HOW IS THE PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH SURPRISED!
how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations
Babylon is called the PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH! Babylon is the wonder of all the nations. All the nations flow unto her and Baal for their economic lives depend upon Babylon! She is again depicted as the center of all world trade!! It was BABYLON’S RICH MEN, the mighty merchants, that FORGED A WORLD WIDE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, and THEIR DOLLAR was the STANDARD that all other currencies were weighed against. The rest of the world stands in awe at this mighty nation, at her lifestyle, at her standard of living, at her wealth, power, glory and ability. But it all comes to nothing, for Babylon forgets God, and turns on God’s people, and destroys them and the heritage she once had. What a sad ending for such a great nation.
How does such a thing happen? The people of America were not vigilant. They became materialistic, and they left the Word of the Lord. They went into deep apostasy. The drift away from God is SLOW. It takes many years, but finally, at the end, Babylon America is ANTICHRIST TO THE CORE, BUT THE PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE IT. IT IS A DECEPTION, A DECEPTION CAUSED BY APOSTASY FROM THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE.
“O thou that DWELLEST UPON
ABUNDANT IN TREASURES, THINE END IS COME,
AND THE MEASURE OF THY COVETOUSNESS
Again we find that the mighty nation Babylon DWELLS (OR SITS) UPON MANY WATERS. This nation’s home is a land that is surrounded by many different waters. She is therefore a SEAPORT NATION, A NATION THAT HAS MANY PORTS FOR HER TRADE WHICH SHE CARRIES ON BY SEA WITH OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD. She is also a nation that has citizens from every nation upon earth, and often the phrase “seas” or waters can refer to this fact. SHE DWELLS AND SITS UPON THE THRONE OF THE EARTH. She “sits” as QUEEN over many nations, peoples, tribes and tongues.
America has the largest seaport city in the West, which is New York City. She also has multiple seaports up and down her coastal lands. America fulfills this parameter 100%. She sits upon the ATLANTIC, THE PACIFIC, THE GULF OF MEXICO, THE GREAT LAKES, THE GULF OF ALASKA, THE BEARING SEA, AND THE ARCTIC OCEAN. She has the mighty Mississippi!! Indeed, without stretching one iota, America fulfills this parameter of the Lord’s, WITH 100% ACCURACY. No other nation often mentioned as BABYLON does so! MEN ARE LIARS, AND GOD TELLS THE TRUTH. THEREFORE BELIEVE GOD AND SAVE YOUR SOUL.
Babylon is also said, in this verse of Scripture, to be ABUNDANT IN TREASURE. She is a mighty nation, a large nation filled with all sorts of natural resources. She is rich in MINERALS, TIMBER, WILDLIFE, AGRICULTURE, ETC. She will have deposits of oil, natural gas, and numerous minerals which she can mine, refine and trade! She is a nation that has a tremendous natural resources that she exploits and markets to the entire world, via her multiple seaports and shipping.
This has ramifications to us. If Babylon is the largest trading nation of the world, with seaports all along her coast regions, then how does she MANUFACTURE ALL HER GOODS, AND SHIP THEM? This means manufacturing plants, a huge highway infrastructure, warehouses, airports, a HUGE INFRASTRUCTURE to support her HUGE TRADING SYSTEM. Does Iraq fulfill this parameter? Did it ever? Rome? Any of the nations of the EC? No! But America does!! She has the largest infrastructure of any nation in the world. There is NO OTHER NATION that can even come CLOSE to her highway systems, her airports, her manufacturing plants and that goes with it!!
“For in one hour so great riches is come to naught.
And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships,
and sailors, and AS MANY AS TRADE BY THE SEA,
STOOD AFAR OFF…
Revelation 18 substantiates the Old Testament prophets that LATTER DAY BABYLON IS A NATION WITH MANY SHIPPING LANES, AND MANY SEAPORTS. Those sailors and merchants literally WATCH BABYLON GO UP IN SMOKE! America, as has been stated, has multiple warm water sea ports, with the mighty CITY NEW YORK CITY, THE GREAT CITY BABYLON the largest seaport in the entire WESTERN HEMISPHERE!! SHE HAS SHIPPING LANES ON THE EAST, SOUTH WESTERN AND NOTHERN COASTS (ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY AND GREAT LAKES).
Babylon trades with all the nations of the world, and forges the most complex trading and merchandising system the world will ever see. This trading system is forged over many years, and Babylon slowly waxes RICH, AND BECOMES THE RICHEST OF ALL THE NATIONS!! It is this trading system that propels BABYLON TO THE HEIGHT OF HER POWER. Via her wealth, she can afford the greatest military machine ever seen upon earth! She can afford to spend the money required to build huge corporations, huge foundations, because wealth begets more wealth!!
THE MERCHANTS OF BABYLON CALLED THE GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH.
One of the other key parameters to identify Babylon is that her merchants are called the GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH:
“…FOR THY MERCHANTS WERE THE
OF THE EARTH;
for BY THY SORCERIES WERE ALL NATIONS DECEIVED
This parameter is very strict in truth, for it requires that Babylon’s merchants BECOME THE LEADING MERCHANDISERS OF THE ENTIRE WORLD, and that their CORPORATIONS become GIANTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. forging the most powerful trading system in the world. The corporations of Babylon grow to be huge conglomerates, which become MONOPOLIES, and their wealth becomes staggering. They have corporate headquarters in most nations, and their trading system forges a web that covers the entire globe. This large end time trading system is more powerful than Governments, and in fact, FORGES THE INDUSTRIAL- GOVERNMENTAL-MILITARY COMPLEX OF THE ANTICHRIST!
Does Iraq fit this parameter? Does Iraq have the largest corporations of the world? Does Rome? Does the EC? We know the answers to this. America, with her IBM, 3M, EXXON, GULF OIL, and long list of other huge corporations SPANS THE GLOBE, AND TRADES AND DEALS IN EVERY NATION UPON EARTH. Indeed, America fits this parameter like a glove, AND NO OTHER NATION UPON EARTH CAN BOAST OF THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT. American corporations have industrial plants all over the world, and their trading system has in fact formed a web that covers the whole earth, and has also forged an industrial, governmental and military complex the likes of which have never been seen before!!
The very center of this huge trading colossus is THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, NEW YORK CITY. The largest corporations of America, and the world, have headquarters or offices either in or near NEW YORK CITY. TO CONDUCT TRANSACTIONS ON WALL STREET and the World Trade Center. The largest stock market in the world sits in New York City, with the DOW JONES AND NEW YORK and AMEX STOCK EXCHANGES! If Wall Street falls, THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL FALL WITH IT. If the American business machine fails, THE ENTIRE TRADING SYSTEM OF THE WORLD FAILS WITH IT. The “rich men” all have offices in New York, regardless of their HOME NATION. New York is THE IMAGE OF BABYLON, THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD.
“And the KINGS OF THE EARTH,
who have committed
FORNICATION AND LIVED DELICIOUSLY WITH HER,
SHALL BEWAIL HER,
AND LAMENT FOR HER,
when they shall see the smoke of
They wail and bemoan this mighty NATION BABYLON, for when Babylon is destroyed, THEIR ENTIRE TRADING SYSTEM GOES UP IN SMOKE WITH HER. Because most of the merchants of the earth have their money tied up in U.S. stocks, U.S. CORPORATIONS, AND LAND INVESTMENTS, and many have their gold and silver stored in America, when AMERICA IS DESTROYED, THEY ARE INSTANTLY BANKRUPT, and the entire system crashes to the ground! New York City REPRESENTS the wealth of America, just as the GREAT CITY BABYLON represents the wealth of THE NATION BABYLON. When the CITY BURNS, the NATION BURNS WITH HER.
Thus we can prove that America, the MIGHTY BABYLON, is the central hub of all world trade. The VELOCITY OF EXCHANGE in WALL STREET is unexcelled in the world. NEW YORK CITY IS THE WORLD’S FINANCIAL HUB, something that even the world’s largest bankers and financiers readily acknowledge in their writings. CNN’s MONBEYLINE announces it on every program!! Indeed, THE AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN, THE AMERICAN CORPORATE LEADERS, ARE THE GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH. With their INTERLOCKING DIRECTORSHIPS, with their connections to GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY LEADERS, these men wield tremendous power, and they are referred to as the “RICH MEN OF THE EARTH”. The word “Great” means LORDS. THUS THEY ARR THE “LORDS OF THE EARTH”.
You see, the entire BABYLONIAN SYSTEM is primarily ECONOMIC. It is from this ECONOMIC BASE that it has the power to forge a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, ONE WORLD RELIGION, AND A ONE WORLD ECONOMY. It is the G-7 nations that are pushing for THE NEW WORLD ORDER. The G-7 are the richest nations upon earth! THE BIBLE DOES NOT LIE. It is from this economic base that the RICH MEN OF THE EARTH have been able to weave their web of financial control and then to LEND TO ALL NATIONS, AND REAP HUGE PROFITS FROM MANIPULATED INTEREST RATES, DEPRESSIONS AND RECESSIONS.
It is the “rich men of the earth” who rule the world behind the scenes, and who forge their occultic religion and force it upon the whole world. It is the “rich men of the earth” that the Bible says are the “killers of the just (James 5:6).” It is the rich men of the earth, the mighty merchants of Babylon, that SPILL THE BLOOD OF ALL THAT ARE SLAIN UPON THE EARTH (Revelation 18:24). God points the finger directly at these MIGHTY MEN OF FINANCE, and lays the blame right at their feet. Via her monetary manipulations, Babylon caused WORLD WARS, and murdered millions of people doing it. These rich men of the earth are the very heart of ALL THE EVILS UPON EARTH. As their home is Babylon, then it is no accident that their FRONT ORGANIZATION, THE UNITED NATIONS IS ALSO IN BABYLON.
If one examines the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderburgers, and the host of other spin off organizations, we will find them TO BE COMPOSED OF THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. If we examine who sits on the boards of foundations and the large corporations, we will find THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. If we examine the doctrines of these men, WE FIND WORLD GOVERNMENT, A WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND A WORLD RELIGION AT THE VERY CORE OF THEIR THOUGHTS. WHY? BECAUSE IT BENIFETS THEM GREATLY, AND OPENS THE ENTIRE WORLD FOR THEIR PLUNDERING.
Now then, if we examine the FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS, WE FIND THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. If we examine who is behind the “ecology movement” and the foundations that are grabbing up all the land, we find “the rich men of the earth”. At the bottom of it all ARE THE RICH MEN, THE MIGHTY MERCHANTS OF BABYLON. Therefore we have a double verification: Babylon is THE NATION that is the RICHEST ON EARTH. Within it are the RICH MEN. Within the NATION BABYLON IS A MIGHTY CITY, the city of WEALTH, MONEY, AND POWER, THE HOME OF THE RICH MEN. Within the city lies a MODERN TOWER OF BABEL, THE UNITED NATIONS, FUNDED BY THE SAME RICH MEN. It is no coincidence. “As it was, so shall it be…” said Jesus. He knew of what He spoke.
Babylon America is the only nation that fulfills these parameters when compared to the other restrictions of the prophets. There is no other nation upon earth that even comes close. There is not any GROUP OF NATIONS that comes close. BELIEVE GOD. If Babylon is indeed the richest nation in the world, then it stands to reason that her citizens would also enjoy the highest standard of living in the world. This is not to say there are not the poor in Babylon, but that the average citizen of the country would enjoy a standard of living UNKNOWN to the vast majority of the earth’s population. The wealth and style of living in Babylon is one of opulence, pleasure, greed and luxury.
· Isaiah 47:8: “given to pleasures.”
· Isaiah 47:9: “great abundance of thine enchantments.”
· Jeremiah 50:37: “her horses…her chariots, her treasures…”
· Jeremiah 50:38: “they are MAD UPON THEIR IDOLS.”
· Jeremiah 51:13: “abundant in treasure.”
· Jeremiah 51:13: “the measure of thy covetousness.”
· Revelation 18:3: “abundance of her delicacies.”
· Revelation 18:7: “and lived deliciously.”
· Revelation 18:14: “all things which were dainty and goodly…”
· Revelation 18:16: “clothed in fine linen, and purple and scarlet.”
· Revelation 18:19: “by reason of her costliness.”
There is no mistake here. The citizens of Babylon enjoy the highest standard of living known in the world. There is no place upon earth like America, the Mighty Babylon. Americans who travel abroad will tell you that there is nothing like America, or the dainties and goodies of American life. The citizens of Babylon America are mad upon their idols. They worship pleasure and have a multitude of idols that they have set up. In the Bible, an idol is anything that gets in the way of the worship of God or Jesus Christ. An idol is anything that TAKES THE PLACE OF GOD OR CHRIST BEING FIRST IN THE LIFE OF THAT PERSON. Americans have put sports of all types above the worship of God. Baseball, football, basketball, softball, hockey are only a few of the sports involved. Surfing, flying, sky diving, boating, model aircraft, and a multitude of other hobbies are placed ahead of God and Christ, Then we have SEX, which includes adulteries, prostitution, fornication, pornography, homosexuality, perversions of all types which Americans have sold themselves into.
The pleasures of Babylon are many, so many they cannot even begin to be named. America does not worship God or Christ, it worships ITS IDOLS, which it has gone insane upon. The Christians in America are no different from the unbelievers. They must be entertained with music, television, movies, videos, books plays, concerts and all types of DIVERSIONS that have become the idols instead of true worship. Their houses of worship have become huge TV production houses, and rather than worship, they have huge productions to entertain their “followers”.
IT WILL ALL COME TO NAUGHT, IN A MOMENT, IN ONE HOUR. It will suddenly be over, with millions swept into eternal ruin and loss. The American Christian, of which the vast majority are totally UNREGENERATE according to the Scriptures, because they have rejected the way of the truth, will likewise be swept away into eternal ruin, never to escape, never to obtain a reprieve. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ONE OF THEM. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ONE OF THEM. Thus is Babylon portrayed as the QUEEN OF THE NATIONS, THE LADY OF THE KINGDOMS, THE GLORY OF THE WORLD’S NATIONS, THE PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH. It is fitting therefore, that America has, in the harbor of the GREAT CITY BABYLON, NEW YORK, a LADY THAT STANDS AS A SENTINEL TO HER DOORS.
This lady, quite fittingly, LIFTS HER ARM UP HIGH IN THE SKY, WITH A GOLDEN TORCH (CUP) IN HER HANDS. She beacons to the world, and the world has indeed GONE MAD OVER BABYLON, AND HAS INDEED DRUNK OF THE WINE OF HER FORNICATION. And yet, we have not begun to touch the parameters of God for this mighty end time nation Babylon the Great. We have not even begun to prove that America is and must be Babylon the Great. We have only skimmed the surface of parameters. In our next issue, we shall further examine these parameters, and will substantiate with further evidence that America is indeed DESTINED FOR AN EVIL AND UNTIMELY END.
America had it all. She did not consider her latter end. She did not consider she was not eternal, but only a nation among the nations of the world. She did not consider that God is SOVEREIGN, who sets up and tears down nations and leaders at His will and pleasure. Babylon America did not consider that she was a speck of dust in the hand of the Lord. She did not consider that ANY NATION THAT REJECTS GOD IS TURNED INTO HELL. She forgot God, and she left the fear of God. She turned and fought against God and His anointed.
Her end, and the end of her leaders, the arrogant rulers, Supreme Court Judges, lawyers, businessmen is one of fire and eternal ruin. The tables of her rulers, and the tables of the false shepherds of Babylon, the Christian leaders ARE FILLED WITH VOMIT. THEY HAVE BECOME VILE TO THE LORD. THEY ARE EVIL, WITHOUT ABILITY TO REPENT. They must continue in their course right into the fires of hell itself. Only then will they realize THEIR DELUSIONS. Only then will they realize, too late, what a GRAND DELUSION THEY LABORED UNDER. What a pity, what a waste, what a shame. Even so, COME, LORD JESUS.
The vast majority of Christians in the United States have been taught that America is simply not in Bible prophecy. No matter where one may turn, America is not there, either by name or by any form of code name either. Thus say the host of America’s Christian clergy to their flock. The second thing they are told is that Babylon is NEVER TAUGHT ANYWHERE IN SCRIPTURE AS A NATION. Babylon is a SYSTEM, and most view it as a RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF SOME SORT.
Prophecy said these views would surface at the time of end. It is the mark of apostasy to DENY YOUR IDENTITY, YOUR SIN, AND THE TIME OF YOUR VISITATION. In fact, that is the essence of all apostasy, THE REJECTION OF SCRIPTURE AS IT APPLIES TO A PERSON, COMMUNITY OR NATION. It is always SOMEONE ELSE, SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND AT SOME UNKNOWN “FUTURE TIME”. Never is it NOW, US and OUR NATION.
Does it not seem odd to you that America, the GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD, the greatest evangelical nation; that took the Gospel of Christ to the four corners of the world; THE RICHEST NATION ON THE EARTH, who has given more aid to nations than any other; THE NATION TO HAVE WON TWO MAJOR WORLD WARS and many others; IS NOT EVEN MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE? That God would forget a nation that has been central to the survival of Israel in this age? Not even in a cryptic way?
That is like saying God is blind in one eye, and cannot see out of the other! It is accusing God of utter negligence! But it is not God who is NEGLIGENT. It is not God who FORGOT AMERICA in prophecy. It is not God who failed to paint a picture that was obvious to those that wanted to find it. IT IS NOT GOD, BUT THE FALSE PROPHETS OF AMERICA WHO HAVE UTTERLY FAILED THEIR FLOCK. They are DECEIVED, AND THUS ARE DECEIVERS AND HYPOCRITES, FOR THEY LEAD MILLIONS TO ETERNAL RUIN.
God told the citizens of BABYLON THE GREAT, AMERICA, exactly what would happen in America, and pointed a finger directly at the CHRISTIAN SHEPHERDS. Why do you suppose that God would do that? Why would He pick a specific group and lay the blame right at their feet? Because it is GOD’S PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE ANTICHRIST NATION, THE NATION THAT SPAWNS ANTICHRIST. Remember that antichrist rises in DECEPTION.
“My people (Christians) hath been LOST SHEEP
(UNSAVED, UNREGENERATE – HELL BOUND):
(THE CHRISTIAN CLERGY, THE EVANGELISTS, THE PREACHERS, THE TEACHERS)
HAVE CAUSED THEM TO GO ASTRAY,..(Jeremiah 50:6).
The shepherds of God’s people in Babylon America embrace a FALSE SALVATION GOSPEL (Matthew 7:21-23; 2 Peter 2:1-3), which leads MILLIONS into eternal ruin. Their salvation Gospel is an UTTERLY FALSE GOSPEL. It is “sugar-coated”, and an ALL POSITIVE GOSPEL. That is what Jeremiah means when he says: “they have turned them AWAY on the MOUNTAINS; they have gone from MOUNTAIN TO HILL, they have FORGOTTEN THEIR RESTING PLACE.”
God fights His wars IN THE VALLEY. True salvation lies IN THE VALLEY. If you refuse the VALLEY EXPERIENCE (THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE SALVATION DOCTRINE) you will never FIND YOUR RESTING PLACE. Jesus said you MUST PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM. Babylon’s gospel of salvation HAS NO CROSS, NO DEATH OF SELF, AND THEREFORE NO TRUE LIFE. It is an utterly false salvation doctrine. IT SWEEPS THE VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANS INTO ETERNAL HELLFIRE. That is why God says they ARE LOST SHEEP. They ARE lost, LOST FOREVER.
“We are confounded, because we have heard REPROACH;
SHAME HATH COVERED OUR FACES:
FOR STRANGERS ARE COME INTO THE SANCTUARIES OF THE LORD’S HOUSE
Indeed, the false Christian clergy ARE STRANGERS and they hold forth a FALSE GOSPEL, that leads to their REPROACH AND LOSS at the judgment seat of Christ. They shall one and all BE ASHAMED, and now face ETERNAL RUIN FOR EVER AND EVER. This is the primary reason why AMERICAN CHRISTIANS reject that America is Babylon. They have been UTTERLY MISLEAD BY FALSE SHEPHERDS. It is part of prophecy. BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ONE OF THEM! You can extricate yourself from God’s disfavor by SIMPLY ACCEPTING WHAT GOD SAYS AS FACT, and rejecting all the nonsense of these hell bound false leaders.
In this first part of our investigation we will focus on the aspect of whether or not God teaches that Babylon the Great is in fact A NATION AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. GOD SAYS BABYLON IS A NATION. To claim otherwise is to utterly contradict GOD and all of HIS PROPHETS that spoke of BABYLON. The mark of a FALSE TEACHER is one who DENIES OR CONTRADICTS THE WORD OF GOD, usually in an effort to prove his/her views correct. WE ARE ALL LIARS, AND GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO TELLS THE TRUTH.
The issue before you, then, is not your opinion, your biases, your intelligence, your standing before God, your education or your denominational belief structure. IT IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL ACCEPT WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY EXACTLY AS HE SAYS IT. The vast majority of Christians WILL NOT ACCEPT WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY. They refuse it, alter it, deny it, contradict it, or pervert it, and twist it. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY CHRIST SAID THE VAST MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS WILL NEVER ENTER HEAVEN AT ALL. They shall be ETERNALLY SENT AWAY INTO RUIN AND LOSS. It was not that they COULD NOT ACCEPT WHAT GOD SAID, but THAT THEY WOULD NOT.
In view of the EXTREME SHORTNESS OF THE HOUR, PLEASE SIMPLY ACCEPT WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY, and take it into your heart. NO MATTER HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL, DO IT NOW!!
FACT ONE: BABYLON THE GREAT IS A NATION.
When we say Babylon is a nation, we mean to say that she is A LAWFUL NATION, A NATION WITH SPECIFIC BOUNDARIES, A NATION RECOGNIZED IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, A NATION CAPABLE OF ENTERING INTO TREATIES, A NATION WITH A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, AND A NATION RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH. That is a nation with a SPECIFIC LAND MASS, DEFINED BOUNDARIES BY LAW, A NATION WITH A PEOPLE THAT GO BY A SPECIFIC NAME, A NATION WITH URBAN AREAS, CITIES, TOWNS AND RURAL DISTRICTS, FARMS, LAKES, FORESTS, ETC. That is what we mean by a nation, and that is what GOD MEANS BY A NATION.
Babylon is referred to in the Scriptures as a nation both directly and indirectly. Often the term KINGDOM and NATION are used interchangeably. We will first of all examine those areas in the Old Testament prophecies that identify BABYLON THE GREAT as a nation, as a SINGULAR ENTITY, not some world wide system. Jeremiah 50:12 is a good place to start:
“Your mother shall be sore confounded;
she that bare you shall be ashamed:
BEHOLD, THE HINDER-MOST OF THE NATIONS
shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.”
This is a direct reference to BABYLON THE GREAT, who is also called THE DAUGHTER OF BABYLON. Jeremiah calls her directly THE HINDERMOST OF THE NATIONS. You view this his perspective, as he looks down the tunnel of time – the HINDERMOST from him would be the LAST BABYLON. That means the LAST BABYLON TO RISE BEFORE THE END. The last and the YOUNGEST OF ALL THE GREAT NATIONS AT THE END TIME. In comparison with the other nations of the world, at the time of the end, SHE WILL BE THE YOUNGEST AND ALSO THE MOST POWERFUL NATION AMONG THE GREAT NATIONS. America fits that description perfectly. She is the YOUNGEST and yet the most powerful NATION among the NATIONS of the world.
We know for a fact that this must refer to a limited LAND MASS AREA WITH SPECIFIC BOUNDARIES, for THE WHOLE WORLD IS NOT DESTROYED, but BABYLON THE NATION IS DESTROYED. This latter day Babylon has a mother, which is also a NATION. This mother was responsible for “birthing” this mighty Babylon of the end times. If Iraq is Babylon as some try to claim, WHO IS THE MOTHER OF IRAQ? If you read this verse carefully, it says that the MOTHER NATION PRECEDED BABYLON, GAVE BIRTH TO HER, WATCHES HER RISE TO FULL POWER, AND WATCHES HER DIE IN FIRE. Again, WHO IS THE MOTHER OF IRAQ? Iraq has none.
Who is the mother of Rome, which is often presented as BABYLON? Rome is not a nation, but a city. Further, SHE HAS NO MOTHER. Who is the mother of the EC, which is often presented as BABYLON, THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE? In point of fact, SHE WILL HAVE NO MOTHER, and further, BABYLON THE GREAT is always shown as a SINGLE NATION FROM HER BIRTH TO HER RISE TO FULL POWER AND GLORY. The EC does not qualify. Each parameter must be fulfilled. You CANNOT PICK AND CHOSE that which you wish to present to prove your case.
However, AMERICA has a mother. This mother was DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR HER BIRTH. That mother PRECEDED HER. England has been around awhile. England gave birth to America, and England is still around, and ENGLAND WILL WATCH AMERICA BURN. England is further confirmed as the mother of BABYLON THE GREAT by Daniel the Prophet in Daniel 7:4 (THE LION). Ezekiel also mentions it in Ezekiel 38/39 as “TARSHISH”, who gives birth to “young cubs”. Tarshish is a cryptic reference to ENGLAND and her young cubs are America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Daniel refers to her as a LION. The national symbol of England is A LION. The eagle wings on top the lion IS AMERICA, HER DAUGHTER. America’s national symbol is THE EAGLE WITH OUTSTRETCHED WINGS.
BABYLON THE GREAT IS A NATION. We would not need any other reference to prove it, because ONE DIRECT REFERENCE IS ENOUGH! There are many more. Habakkuk is a key prophet in identification of BABYLON THE GREAT. He is usually ignored by prophecy “experts”.
“For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans (New Babylon),
THAT BITTER AND HASTY NATION,
which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces
that are not their’s
Notice the term NATION. Not NATIONS, or any GROUP OF NATIONS, but always ONE NATION, A SINGULAR NATION. Again God calls BABYLON THE GREAT A NATION. She is also referred to as a KINGDOM, the same as a nation. Babylon is always referred to IN THE SINGULAR.
“And BABYLON, THE GLORY OF KINGDOMS,
the beauty of the Chaldee’s excellency,
shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah
Here Isaiah calls Babylon A KINGDOM, in fact, she IS THE QUEEN AMONG ALL THE KINGDOMS/NATIONS OF THE EARTH. She is the leading power of the WHOLE WORLD. Notice her end: BY FIRE. That is EXACTLY WHAT JEREMIAH SAYS, and that is EXACTLY WHAT REVELATION 17 and 18 say. SHE WILL BE BURNED UTTERLY WITH FIRE. From coast to coast, from sea to shining sea. There is a complete HARMONY OF SCRIPTURE.
“Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness,
O DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS:
for thou shalt no more be called,
THE LADY OF KINGDOMS
Isaiah again refers to her as THE QUEEN OF ALL THE KINGDOMS. She is presented in Scripture as being the MOST POWERFUL OF ALL END TIME NATIONS. None can come close to her in terms to WEALTH, POWER, MILITARY, AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURING, MU-SIC, CATTLE, HORSES, AUTO-MOBILES AND TRUCKS, AIR-CRAFT AND SPACE EXPLORATION. All of these attributes are listed by the prophets as they describe BABYLON THE NATION. The point being she is REPEATEDLY REFERRED TO AS A SINGULAR KINGDOM, A SINGULAR NATION.
Babylon the Great is also referred to as the DAUGHTER OF BABYLON, and also THE DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS. It is important to note that IT IS AGAIN A SINGULAR DAUGHTER. It is not DAUGHTER(S) OF BABYLON, but the ONE SINGULAR DAUGHTER. The word for “daughter” is “bath”, and it means OFFSPRING OR DESCENDENT of Babylon. LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER. It means that this DAUGHTER OF BABYLON will be OF THE SAME TYPE, OF THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS.
Ancient Babylon was the splendor of the world. She was the center of world trade, the richest and most powerful nation in the known world. Jesus said that AS IT WAS, SO SHALL IT BE!
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
THE DAUGHTER OF BABYLON is like a threshingfloor,
it is time to thresh her: yet a little while,
and the time of her harvest shall come
Mighty Babylon, THE GREAT NATION OF THE END TIMES, is going to be PULVERIZED. She is to be UTTERLY DEMOLISHED FOR HER SINS.
“Come down, and sit in the dust, O VIRGIN DAUGHTER OF BABYLON,
sit on the ground: THERE IS NO THRONE,
O DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS:
for thou shalt no more be called TENDER AND DELICATE
Here Isaiah calls BABYLON THE GREAT the QUEEN OF THE NATIONS, but her throne has been taken from her. She has been REMOVED AS THE MOST POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD, and made to sit in the dust. Notice the SINGULAR ASPECT, ONE DAUGHTER, ONE THRONE, ONE QUEEN. BABYLON THE GREAT IS NOT A GROUP OF NATIONS AS THE EC, OR A SYSTEM, BUT ONE NATION, a nation that SPAWNS ALL THE END TIME SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND RELIGIOUS. In other words BABYLON THE NATION is responsible for the BABYLONIAN WORLD WIDE SYSTEM IT CREATES. And behind it all stands MYSTERY – WHICH THE BIBLE DEFINES AS SECRET RELIGIOUS ORDERS.
The Lord also uses the word “MOUNTAIN” to describe a kingdom or nation. Jeremiah 51 is a prophecy against the nation Babylon. Jeremiah says in 51:25:
“Behold, I am against thee, O DESTROYING MOUNTAIN,
saith the Lord, which destroyest ALL THE EARTH:
and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee,
and roll thee down from the rocks (other nations), and will make thee a
BURNT MOUNTAIN (nation).”
Notice again it is a SINGULAR MOUNTAIN, not MOUNTAINS in the plural. Notice how the Lord calls BABYLON THE GREAT A MOUNTAIN, and the other nations are ROCKS. So Babylon, compared to the other NATIONS OF THE WORLD, is a MOUNTAIN AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. She is again portrayed as the BIGGEST, MOST POWERFUL SINGULAR NATION IN THE WORLD.
With one accord, the prophets say that BABYLON IS A SINGULAR NATION. This is vital to your understanding AS TO WHY AMERICA PLAYS THE ROLE SHE PLAYS IN END TIME PROPHECY. It is America, THE NATION BABYLON THE GREAT, that is held responsible BY GOD for all the evils that spread over the whole earth. IT IS FROM THE NATION BABYLON THE GREAT, and specifically FROM THE LITERAL CITY WITHIN THE NATIONAL BOUNDARIES OF BABYLON, CALLED MYSTERY BABYLON, THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, that all of these systems are spawned and nourished by the RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. In short, NEW YORK CITY, the GREATEST CITY WITHIN AMERICA, is held by God as being the CHIEF INSTIGATOR AND PROPAGATOR OF ALL THE EVIL SYSTEMS SHE CREATES.
The argument that Babylon is ONLY A WORLD SYSTEM utterly contradicts the Lord God and his prophets. BABYLON IS ALWAYS PRESENTED AS A NATION THAT GOES FORTH FROM ONE SPECIFIC LOCATION AND FROM THAT LOCATION CONQUERS THE WHOLE WORLD THROUGH THE SYSTEMS SHE CREATED. A spider weaves a large web, but she has to start from one place. Scripture is adamant and clear: SHE BEGINS AT BABYLON THE NATION, AND BABYLON THE CITY. Through her slowly expanding system of trade, economics, military power, political power and religious power, BABYLON’S WEB SNARES THE WORLD.
That is why God says that THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS, THE PROPHETS AND ALL THAT WERE SLAIN UPON THE EARTH (Revelation 18:24), CAN BE TRACED BACK TO BABYLON THE NATION, AND TO BABYLON THE LITERAL CITY. It always comes back to roost at the feet of a SINGULAR NATION AND A CITY. America is turning rapidly ANTI-CHRISTIAN. The UNITED NATIONS, for all of its speech about HATRED AND INTOLORENCE, is ANTI-CHRISTIAN TO ITS CORE. God speaks to the United Nations in the Psalms, and MOCKS THEM for taking HIS WORDS IN THEIR MOUTH and then PERVERTING THEM, REVERSING THEM.
The KING OF BABYLON THE NATION, is presented in the Scripture AS THE ANTICHRIST (LUCIFER). THIS KING, OF THE NATION BABYLON THE GREAT, goes forth and conquers and then RULES OVER THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. Check Isaiah 14:4-6, Jeremiah 51:25; 44; Habakkuk 1:6-10; 2:4-5; Revelation 13:7-8; 17:18; 18:24, and you will see this. It is THE KING OF BABYLON in every single instance that GOES FORTH TO CONQUER AND TO DESTROY AND RULE THE NATIONS. It is ALWAYS BABYLON THE NATION AND THE CITY, from whence he gets his POWER TO DO IT. It is BABYLON THE NATION, through its deceptive front THE UNITED NATIONS, that rules the world FROM THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, which is NEW YORK CITY. That is why the UN is located in NEW YORK. It is no accident. It is not a coincidence!!
That means that THE KING OF BABYLON must be, and has to be, A PRESIDENT/RULER OVER BABYLON THE NATION, and will also be at the end, A SUPER SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, A WORLD PRESIDENT. The occult knows ALL OF THIS. It is in almost all of their writings. They have written about the SECRET DESTINY OF AMERICA. Isaiah and Jeremiah claim the occult have labored from the inception of the nation to bring LUCIFER into the world. If the OCCULT FORCES KNOW THAT AMERICA IS TO SPAWN AND BE RULED BY LUCIFER (THE KING OF BABYLON), then why cannot Christians ACCEPT IT?
The ANSWER LIES IN THE REJECTION OF THE WORD OF GOD; IN APOSTASY. It lies in an utter refusal to ACCEPT GOD AT HIS WORD. Jeremiah said the Christian leaders in America would UTTERLY REJECT THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE, and lead their flocks astray. THAT PROPHECY HAS BEEN FULFILLED IN AMERICA. If you refuse these parameters, you will never understand why America is getting involved, through its front the UNITED NATIONS, in many nations around the world! It is THE KING OF BABYLON or the antichrist (LUCIFER), that goes forth and conquers the nations of the world, AND RULES THEM IN ANGER. You have to START from some specific location, AND THAT LOCATION IS AMERICA, THE NATION, BABYLON THE GREAT.
As one might expect, A NATION would have CITIES within her borders, and if that is true, there would be a reference to same:
“…and I will kindle a fire IN HIS CITIES….
“HER CITIES are a desolation,…
We find specific references to the CITIES OF BABYLON THE GREAT. The NATION has cities, and great ones at that, for THE CITY BABYLON is a mirror reflection of the NATION and her OTHER CITIES. Thus, in America, NEW YORK CITY is a reflection of MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO, DALLAS, HOUSTON, ATLANTA, ETC. The nation is portrayed as the greatest NATION IN THE WORLD. There is none her equal anywhere on the globe. A nation would also have VAST LAND AREAS. If Babylon is truly a NATION, then references to her LAND would be found:
“And against her LAND..”
“that shalt make her land desolate…”
“go forth out of the land.”
“the sound of battle is in the land..”
“In the land of the Chaldeans..”
“out of the LAND of Babylon..”
“It is the LAND of graven images..”
“and shall empty HER LAND..”
“A LAND where no man dwelleth..”
“Her WHOLE LAND shall be confounded…”
“and THROUGH ALL HER LAND…”
“from the LAND of the Chaldeans…”
It should be self evident that BABYLON IS A SINGULAR NATION. She has huge cities, but one VERY SPECIAL CITY, THE LARGEST CITY WITHIN HER BORDERS THAT IS ALSO THE LARGEST SEAPORT CITY OF THE NATION! She has a huge land mass, and thus has NATIONAL BOUNDARIES. She is recognized in the family of NATIONS as the greatest nation in the whole earth. America fulfills that parameter.
The context is plain and simple. BABYLON THE GREAT IS AN END TIME NATION, THAT PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN END TIME EVENTS, A SINGULAR ENTITY. To claim otherwise is to UTTERLY CONTRADICT GOD. It is to spit in His face and call him a liar. The refusal to accept the fact that BABYLON THE GREAT IS A NATION AMONG THE NATIONS is one of the PRIMARY REASONS why many modern day prophetic scholars cannot understand WORLD EVENTS, as they relate to literal prophecy. They do not understand who America is, nor WHAT SHE WILL DO. They reject with mocking and vehemence all suggestions that America is BABYLON THE GREAT. They are thus DECEIVED, AND ARE DECEIVING OTHERS.
They are looking at the EC and some form of REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE, which according to the Scripture, WILL NEVER HAPPEN. Did you know that John the Revelator UTTERLY DENIES A REVIVAL OF ROME? He does! This is not to say the EC is not important, for the EC is in reality the formation of BIOREGION TWO of the UNITED NATIONS TEN WORLD REGIONS. It too will pay a major role in the future. So these folks are always looking at some other place, while ALL OF IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSE. The United Nations is rising up right in front of them, the American government is becoming more draconian and dictatorial, more and more openly antichrist, and is now involved in the actual extermination of Christians, such as the Randy Weaver case and the WACO Branch Davidians. and the false prophets CHEERED THEM ON! The nation is engulfed in every antichrist religion in the world, and the false prophets are TOTALLY BLIND AS TO WHY! However, by their refusal to accept the Word of God they fulfill the prophecies against the shepherds of Babylon.
This nation, this SINGULAR ENTITY has certain key CHARACTERISTICS that identify her. In the next issue we will review these PARAMETERS to prove that AMERICA, AND AMERICA ONLY MUST BE, AND IS, BABYLON THE GREAT. There is no other nation upon earth that fulfills the parameters listed for BABYLON THE GREAT, NOT ONE, NOT ANYWHERE! AMERICA ALONE DOES. It is not IRAQ; IT IS NOT ROME; IT IS NOT THE EC. IT IS AMERICA. When you finally begin to grasp that one central key fact, then THE REST OF THE PROPHETIC PICTURE WILL COME INTO CLEAR FOCUS, and you will know WHY AMERICA IS DOING WHAT SHE IS DOING ALL OVER THE WORLD.
You will know why the United Nations is located in New York City. You will understand WHY the nations of the world ALL COME TO BABYLON AMERICA AT THE GREAT TOWER OF BABEL ON THE HUDSON. You will know why America is becoming the headquarters for every anti-God, anti-Christ religion in the world, for it is the CENTRAL SEAT OF BAAL, another name for SATAN/LUCIFER. America is the center of ALL OCCULT ACTIVITY. It falls to the occult. It falls to MYSTERY, and when it does, IT TURNS UPON ITS HERITAGE WITH A VENGENCE and destroys the people of God, and it will use TERRORISM as it primary weapon, claiming that FUNDAMENTALISTS ARE CAPABLE OF, OR CARRYING OUR “ACTS OF TERRORISM”. The media will hype it. Don’t believe it? Stay around for a few short months or years – and you will watch it happen in front of your eyes. THERE WILL BE A KILLING FIELDS OF AMERICA. God decreed it. It will happen.
You will also understand WHY America was born AS A GODLY, CHRIST FEARING NATION, and why she turns and utterly destroys her heritage and rises up as the LEADING CHRIST HATING NATION IN THE WORLD. It has happened exactly as Jeremiah said it would. You will know why NEW YORK’S WALL STREET is the financial capitol of the world, and why the RICH MEN OF THE EARTH all have offices in THE GREAT CITY BABYLON. You will know why the WORLD TRADE CENTER sits in New York City. You will understand why the New York Stock Exchange is the most important exchange in the world. If Wall Street falls, the WHOLE WORLD FALLS WITH IT! Youl will know why CNN’s MONEYLINE with LOU DOBBS comes on the air with the statment “FROM FINANCIAL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”, located in NEW YORK CITY, BABYLON THE GREAT CITY, home of THE UNITED NATIONS.
You will know why New York City is the largest SEAPORT CITY in the Western Hemisphere, and why America is surrounded by warm water seaports and trades by the sea with every nation upon earth. You will see why God said she “sits upon many waters”, that is, SHE IS SURROUNDED BY LARGE BODIES OF WATER each with a different name. Thus the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, The Arctic, the Great Lakes, the mighty Mississippi. You will see what God meant when he said that Babylon the Great would be a nation formed out of every tribe and tongue on earth, who slowly migrated to ONE NATION and formed THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. That is why America has “E PLURIBUS UNUM” as it’s motto! It was foretold by God!
You will understand why the U.S. Military is being used by the United Nations, for God said Babylon would have the greatest military machine the world ever knew or ever would know, but in the end, because she rejected Christ, it would fail her. YOU WILL KNOW WHY THE AMERICAN MILITARY IS BEING DOWNSIZED AND IT’S LEADERS ARE CLAIMING THERE IS NO MAJOR THREAT – FOR GOD SAID THEY WOULD DO EXACTLY THAT.
You will know why America is the central nation involved in GLOBALISM, and is the chief instigator of the NEW WORLD ORDER, and why it is America that issued State Department Document 7277. You will know why American Corporations and their leaders have spanned the globe, for they are the MIGHTY MERCHANTS OF BABYLON THE GREAT, whom God calls THE GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH. You will understand why AMERICA WILL BE, AND HAS TO BE THE KEY ANTICHRIST NATION OF THE END TIMES. It is the KING OF BABYLON OF THE NATION BABYLON, that is the LUCIFER. He will go forth in anger and RULE THE WORLD FROM NEW YORK CITY, called the GOLDEN CITY, right at the UNITED NATIONS. (Isaiah 14:4-6). You will understand why the United Nations will be granted the right to TAX, and why it will destroy the nations through that ability! IT IS COMING, AND COMING FAST.
You will know all of this because GOD TOLD US via his prophets, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Habakkuk, and a host of others that the NATION, BABYLON THE GREAT, would be all of this and much more. Jesus Christ said that as it was in the days of Noah, so would it be again. Many Christians do not realize that Noah lived 350 years AFTER the flood. He saw Nimrod’s BABYLONIA (The nation). He saw the MIGHTY CITY BABYLON that sat within the boundaries of the nation Babylonia. He saw the TOWER OF BABEL, that was beside the GREAT CITY. AS IT WAS, SO IT SHALL BE AGAIN.
There will be a NATION, at the time of the end, that is A TYPE of ancient BABYLONIA, an offspring, a look alike DAUGTER. Within this New Babylonia will be a large city BY A RIVER. This large city BY A RIVER will reflect the wealth and power of the nation. Within the area of THE GREAT CITY BY A RIVER will be a TOWER OF BABEL, which represents A GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, A GLOBAL ECONOMY, AND A GLOBAL RELIGION.
This NATION AND CITY are referred to as a LADY, a QUEEN, because she reflects the ancient religion of Old Babylon, which included a QUEEN OF HEAVEN. Thus a symbol of some sort WILL SIT BY THE SHORES OF BABYLON that represents THIS LADY, THIS QUEEN. Is it coincidence that THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, A LADY, sits in NEW YORK HARBOR, NOT FAR FROM THE UNITED NATIONS? OR THAT THOSE INVOLVED WITH THIS STATUE HOLD TO A RELIGION IDENTICAL TO NIMROD, THE FIRST ANTICHRIST? WAKE UP, O YE CHRISTIANS, FOR THE NIGHT IS FAR SPENT!!
It is mere coincidence that America reflects in every way ancient Babylonia? From her laws to her three class system, she mimics ancient Babylon. Is it mere coincidence that within the confines of America’s boundaries lies a CITY ON A RIVER? That is known as BABYLON ON THE HUDSON? Is it coincidence that within that City, is a glass tower that sits BY THE RIVER, and that tower represents man’s attempt to rule the world without God? Is it coincidence that the United Nation’s religion is identical to ANCIENT NIMROD? That the UN stands for GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, and is pushing hard for a one world economy, and wants the world to embrace her RELIGION?
You have a choice to make. You can either believe God or the false prophets of Babylon. You can either accept the truth of Scripture, or the apostasy of the false shepherds. You can either save your soul, and count it worthy, or you can hate your soul, and cast your lot with the Babylonian false shepherds of eternal ruin. IT IS YOUR CHOICE.
THE IDENTITY OF AMERICA AS BABYLON THE GREAT
IS YOUR KEY TO THE WHOLE MYSTERY OF THE END TIMES.
It will become very clear to you why AMERICA will produce ANTICHRIST. He will rise up right in front of the noses of the apostate Christians who will embrace Him with their whole heart, for they REJECTED TRUTH, REJECTED GOD, AND REJECTED CHRIST. It will be the deception of all deceptions. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE A PART OF THAT DECEPTION! “COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YE NOT BE PARTAKERS OF HER PLAGUES.
Shock Alliance: Farrakhan Praises Integration of Scientology Into Nation of Islam Theology, Says Whites Should Use it to Become ‘Civilized’ & to Avoid Being ‘Devil Christians’ & ‘Satan Jews’
- The Minister Louis Farrakhan has integrated Scientology into National of Islam theology
- Farrakhan continues to praise L. Ron Hubbard, the allegedly racist, white founder of the Church of Scientology
- The radical faith leader is training hundreds of NOI adherents in controversial “auditing” and Dianetics techniques used in Scientology to help blacks overcome trauma in their past
- He believes adopting Scientology will help whites avoid being ”devil Christians” and “Satan Jews.”
Last week, we told you about the Minister Louis Farrakhan’s bizarre commentary about the “fall of the United States.” In that same sermon, which spanned well over two hours in length, the fiery faith leader also issued praise for the Church of Scientology — yet another endorsement and public proclamation surrounding a relationship that the Nation of Islam (NOI) has apparently been courting for years.
Considering the increased media coverage of Scientology amid Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce, Farrakhan’s comments are particularly timely. Additionally, they create a plethora of questions, especially considering the allegedly racist past of Scientology’s founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard, NOI’s ethnocentric theology and the controversial elements inherent in both belief systems.
Last week, CNN recently broke down the central tenets of Scientology and explained its appeal to celebrities:
A brief look at the equally controversial ideals that NOI embraces is warranted as well. Founded in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1930s by Wali Farad (Wallace Fard Muhammad), the relatively new religion embraces the Koran and preaches that whites are “devils” who were created by a black scientist named Yacub who lived 6,000 years ago (presumably the biblical “Jacob”). Farad eventually disappeared — a mystery that has yet to be solved to this day.
Beliefnet has more about what happened next in terms of NOI’s complex growth and development:
Fard passed the torch to Elijah Muhammad, who formulated NOI’s most controversial tenets, including that he [Elijah Muhammad] was Allah’s prophet and that Caucasians were racially inferior. After the death of Elijah Muhammad, his son Warith Deen Muhammad steered the movement away from its previous beliefs to mainstream Islam. Another branch, under Louis Farrakhan, split off and retained the Nation of Islam’s more controversial creed.
It is this splinter group, led by Farrakhan, that is forging a connection with Scientology. An in-depth look at the history of the relationship, especially considering the controversial ideals accepted by adherents, is certainly warranted. According to media accounts, it was only a few years ago that Farrakhan first began promoting Scientology, the religion founded by Hubbard, a science fiction writer who died in 1986 (some sources, though, claim that the relationship’s roots were set in the late 1990s).
Regardless of when the connection took form, the public connection between the two parties didn’t solidify, the Tampa Bay Times notes, until after Scientologists honored Farrakhan at the 2006 Ebony Awakening Awards. The annual ceremony provides accolades to African Americans and is run by Ebony Awakening, a group that was founded in 1982 by jazz performer Amanda Ambrose (Ebony Awakening also has ties to the Church of Scientology’s founder and admits as much in its materials).
Based on 2006 media coverage of the growing relationship between NOI and Scientology, it’s evident that the latter group has been looking for an inroads to the black community for quite some time. With African American membership in the Church of Scientology purportedly low, the partnership with NOI could prove useful to both parties.
Based on the Times initial reporting, the affiliation between the two faith systems initially focused on Scientology’s controversial drug rehabilitation program, which was first brought to NOI mosques in Los Angeles around that same time (the drug program is known as Narconon).
NOI Minister Tony Muhammad had much to say in 2006 about the growing Scientologist influence in the NOI. He claimed that the connection comes from Farrakhan’s deep interest in any programs or ideas that will advance African Americans and that Scientology is simply one mechanism that will truly enhance the NOI community.
“I found some validity in some of the L. Ron Hubbard work. They have one of the best drug rehabilitation programs in the country,” Muhammad explained. ”We like the drug treatment program and we at least want to collaborate on that.”
According to the Times, these drug treatment programs — which have gained widespread criticism — are known for their harsh methodologies. The program, based on Hubbard’s detoxification methodology, claims to remove harmful toxins through intense exercise, hours in a sauna and the ingestion of minerals, oils and vitamins. On its web site, the church describes the program as follows: “The Narconon program not only addresses the mental and physical debilitation precipitated by drug abuse, but also the reasons why an individual turns to drugs in the first place.”
An Australian television special also delves into the treatment, in detail, while highlighting the criticisms that have been waged against it:
In 2006, Alfreddie Johnson, a preacher out of California, also touted Scientology’s teachings, while explaining the attraction that NOI and some members of the black community have to the controversial doctrines. Johnson, who founded World Literacy Crusade, a tutoring program that relies upon Hubbard’s teachings, sees no conflict between other faiths using Scientology materials. He also maintains that African Americans are very open to new ideas — more open than white churches and conservatives (a factor that may add to the reasoning behind Farrakhan’s usage of the tools).
“In my opinion, most white churches are run by conservatives who have not been locked out of society,” Johnson told the Times. “When you go in and try to share new ideas with people who are conservative in their thinking, they are not as open as African-Americans, who historically have been locked out of the mainstream of society.”
Flash forward a few years and this openness can be seen in full bloom. In 2010, the Times dug into the elements and teachings that Farrakhan was already infusing into NOI trainings. It was during that same year that the faith leader chose to hold NOI’s annual convention in Tampa, Florida, an interesting choice considering that Scientology’s home base is in nearby Clearwater.
During the convention, the Times reported that NOI members were invited to attend a “study tech” workshop (student study mechanisms) and they were also encouraged to purchase books from World Literacy Crusade, Johnson’s program that relies upon Hubbard’s teachings. Farrakhan’s followers were, thus, trained to use Hubbard’s study techniques and drug treatment ideals.
This, of course, is only one example of the connections between the two faith groups. At various times, Farrakhan and his associates have reportedly visited Scientology establishments and the fiery preacher has touted the benefits of Hubbard’s techniques during numerous sermons. The relationship is so tight-knit that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a leftist group that explores the “radical right,” extensively documented it in a blog post back in June 2011.
While it initially seemed as though drug treatment would be the only connective tissue between NOI and Scientology, Farrakhan has spoken openly about the use of “Dianetics.” This is a pseudoscience that Hubbard described as a “spiritual-healing technology” that aims to help people overcome their subconscious and, thus, ease personal issues pertaining to physical, mental and moral health.
SPLC writer Leah Nelson explained that Farrakhan’s support for Scientology is rooted in his rhetoric that it will help NOI adherents get closer to perfection in preparation for the end times. Nelson also noted that, in a May 31, 2011 article, The Final Call, NOI’s official newspaper, reported that around 700 of the church’s members had already become Certified Hubbard Dianetics Auditors (other NOI reports claim that 1,000 were trained as of 2011). Auditors, as she explained, are supposedly able to help people achieve higher levels of consciousness.
David Sessions of The Daily Beast explained auditing in an extensive guide to Scientology that the outlet published last week. The practice of delving into one’s consciousness is a central component of Scientology. Auditing, he writes, is a phenomenon “reassembling a blend of confession, psychotherapy, and hypnosis.” Auditors are trained to ask questions that apparently get into the nitty gritty of subjects’ subconscience memories (the so-called root of trauma, addiction and other barriers). He continues:
An auditor asks the person being audited sets of questions directed at uncovering subconscious memories believed to be the root of trauma, addiction, or other obstructions to happy, ethical living. Auditing is an integral part of advancement in the ranks of Scientology. The contents of auditing sessions are said to be confidential, except in cases where the church has reportedly allowed them to be used to blackmail disaffected members (see Fair Game, below). (The church denies virtually all accusations made by ex-members and journalists who have questioned Scientology regarding the incidents the defectors describe.)
Here’s a video that showcases how the process unfolds:
In a recent Daily Mail article, writer Kerry Hiatt describes a bizarre experience she had on July 4 while visiting the Clearwater Scientology headquarters with a relative who was once an employee of the church. Hiatt describes a process through which she was “tested and assessed” by a Scientologist. She writes:
At the centre, after a short DVD introduction to Scientology, I was hooked up to the infamous ‘e-meter’, an electronic device used during ‘auditing’. The e-meter is supposed to indicate whether a person has been cleared of the spiritual impediment of past experiences.
To illustrate how I was holding on to bad experiences, I was pinched and told to recall the pinch over and over again. Instead, to see what would happen, I silently recalled scenes from The Sound Of Music. Unsurprisingly, the e-meter did what was expected and I was told I was carrying painful memories that were holding me back in life. […]
I spent the next hour under observation by Sea Org members – elite Scientologists – while I answered hundreds of questions such as ‘Do you smile much?’ and ‘Does life seem vague and unreal to you?’ […]
The test results were analysed by computer – yet more data to be stored away, no doubt – and I was told that I’d tested as extremely nervous and irresponsible. ‘Are you nervous?’ the woman asked. ‘Do you take too much on in life and feel as though you can’t cope?’
I’m usually a private person but I opened up by talking about my occasional feelings of inadequacy and my need to strive for perfection.
Why was I telling her things, I wondered? I remembered reading that many Sea Org members use hypnosis techniques when communicating. I didn’t believe I’d been hypnotised but I’d certainly said much more than I’d intended.
While at the center, Hiatt was also told that she would need to purify her body by sitting in a sauna for hours each day and by also taking specialized vitamins (the latter fact seems to corroborate the Times’ coverage of how drug treatment plans are implemented). This purification process was said to cost thousands of dollars and the woman who was asking questions of Hiatt told her that it was possible to begin treatments that very day. Hiatt ended up fleeing the facility.
Farrakhan, of course, is apparently looking to use similar tools to reach scores of adherents through hundreds of his Scientology-trained members. As he has publicly stated, he hopes to help alleviate the emotional pain he believes African Americans hold within. Considering Farrakhan’s anti-white and anti-Semitic rhetoric that is deeply rooted in his interpretation of past events, Dianetics serves as a useful fit for his theological inclinations.
However, there are some glaring differences between the two religious constructs that beg to be noted. While Nelson highlights some of the similarities between NOI and Scientology, the incongruent tenets seem too profound for the groups to hold a viable partnership. Yet, Nelson explains that this is exactly what seems to be happening:
Although both the Nation of Islam and Scientology embrace extraterrestrial theories as well as self-improvement programs aimed at lifting members to higher and higher levels, they nevertheless make for extremely surprising partners. NOI is a racist hate group that holds that white people are intrinsically, biologically evil — “blue-eyed devils,” in the group’s parlance. Scientology’s followers, who include several well-known celebrities and other wealthy people, are overwhelmingly white (although membership is open to all) and its founder reportedly was a racist who long defended South African apartheid.
It’s difficult to delve into the exact details or to discern exactly what this partnership looks like, but there is at least one NOI member who has spoken about his personal experience utilizing Scientology’s teachings. “Brother Jesse Muhammad,” a member of NOI Muhammad Mosque No. 45 in Houston, Texas, and a writer for The Final Call, described his experience with Scientology in detail.
He explained, in a blog post for the Houston Chronicle last year, that he became convinced that Dianetics was worth pursuing after Farrakhan told adherents in 2010 that it would help African Americans to get past all of the horrific crimes that have been committed against them.
“It leaked out and some became rattled, confused and even upset by the fact that Minister Farrakhan would bring to his body of followers a teaching from a White man,” wrote Muhammad. “I have been a student under the leadership of Minister Farrakhan for sixteen years now, and he has yet to lead me astray.”
Rather than joining in the angst, Mohammad, one of Farrakhan’s devoted NOI adherents, decided to pick up Hubbard’s “Dianetics” book and to check into all that Farrakhan was touting. He continues, describing what happened next:
That summer, Minister Farrakhan started sending groups of student officials to the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles. A few of them were from Houston and I was personally hearing their testimonies about what they were learning ,seeing, feeling and experiencing as a result of the rigorous study regime and Dianetics auditing process.
In August he called for another conference in Rosemont, Illinois centered on the NOI’s new relationship with the Church of Scientology. This time I was blessed to be among the over 800 invited to experience it for ourselves. Before going we were required to read the book “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” by L. Ron Hubbard.
I was intrigued and impressed by what I read in that book plus, I read other pamphlets regarding the teaching methodologies they use in the field of education.
So, Mohammad went to the conference, watched videos about Dianetics and auditing and learned everything that goes into the process. He was so moved that he decided to further embed himself in the teachings. He describes “co-auditing” with a “twin or partner” at the conference and claims that he is a witness that auditing works.
In his post, Mohammad goes on to claim that the experience helped him cope with horrible memories from his childhood that have previously held him down; he also reports shedding tears in the process. As a result of the experience, he decided to become a registered auditor – a process the NOI member describes as a three-week string of reading, sketching drawings, listening to audio messages from Hubbard, writing essays and “passing auditing drills.” He claims that he was “mentally fatigued” at times but that he was overjoyed at his ability to finish the process. His is only one story out of a great many.
While he hasn’t given many specific details, Farrakhan has been more than open about the overarching relationship. In an April 2011 article, The Final Call proudly touted its connections to the Church of Scientology, claiming that Farrakhan has “introduced Black America and the world to modern equipment.” This “equipment,” of course, is the use of Dianetics and auditing — tools that NOI claims will “help in the salvation and liberation of Black people in America and others who are poor, downtrodden and oppressed.”
Farrakhan believes that the use of these elements will bring NOI members closer to their savior Wallace Fard Muhammad. Additionally, he believes that Dianetics can help Christians get closer to their savior — Jesus Christ.
“We are Muslims but if Scientology will help us be better, then I want the technology of this to help us to be better Muslims. Christians can accept it and be better Christians. I don’t care who gets it. Just get it and be better at who you say you are,” Farrakhan proclaimed.
“I hate spiritual cowards who don’t want to look at things and who feel that because I have something great I can’t improve what I have by finding something that will make me a better representative of what I represent,” he added.
In a 2011 speech, Farrakhan said something similar, but took his rhetoric even further saying that Hubbard “civilizes” white people and that whites should flock to them. Doing so, he said, would prevent them from being “devil Christians” and “Satan Jews.” Watch this particular speech, below:
But what about Hubbard’s allegedly racist past? Wouldn’t it be too much for Farrakhan to bear? Nelson continues, providing more background on the odd nature of Farrakhan’s support for the father of Scientology (and here’s a list of allegedly racist comments that Hubbard once purportedly uttered):
Astoundingly, L. Ron Hubbard, the late Scientology founder for whom Farrakhan has nothing by praise, reportedly was a notorious racist who supported South African apartheid and described black Africans as barbarous, savage and primitive, and once allegedly wrote his wife, “You shouldn’t be scrubbing the floor on your hands and knees. Get yourself a nigger; that’s what they’re born for.”
Somehow, Farrakhan is tuning this out – along with the fact that Hubbard himself was white, which should be an insurmountable problem in itself. Central to NOI theology is the idea that whites are devils, created 6,000 years ago by an evil scientist for the sole purpose of oppressing blacks. They are seen by NOI members as so inherently evil that they cannot be redeemed unless they commit “mental suicide” and “erase the mentality of white supremacy,” according to scholar Mattias Gardell, author of the 1996 book, In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
While many believe Farrakhan truly embraces Scientology as a means to help his people, there is also the factor of control — something that he may be able to exercise more fervently by integrating Hubbard’s theories. Nelson also mentions a theory that is advanced by Chip Berlet, a senior analyst at Political Research Associates. According to Berlet, Farrakhan may see Scientology as a quicker avenue to help prepare his people for a journey to the “Mother Wheel,” a massive spaceship (artificial planet) that he believes those who will be “saved” will live on.
The final thing is the destruction. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day, but a pillar of fire by night. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the original scientists. It took 15 billion dollars in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by-a-half-mile. This Mother Wheel is like a small human built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.
Oddly, this is somewhat similar to the themes described by Hubbard and embraced by Scientology — creating a noteworthy ideology relationship characterized by similar ideals. The Los Angeles Times described Scientology’s take on earth’s formation in detail back in a 1990 article:
Seventy-five million years ago a tyrant named Xenu (pronounced Zee-new) ruled the Galactic Confederation, an alliance of 76 planets, including Earth, then called Teegeeack.
To control overpopulation and solidify his power, Xenu instructed his loyal officers to capture beings of all shapes and sizes from the various planets, freeze them in a compound of alcohol and glycol and fly them by the billions to Earth in planes resembling DC-8s. Some of the beings were captured after they were duped into showing up for a phony tax investigation.
The beings were deposited or chained near 10 volcanoes scattered around the planet. After hydrogen bombs were dropped on them, their thetans were captured by Xenu’s forces and implanted with sexual perversion, religion and other notions to obscure their memory of what Xenu had done.
Soon after, a revolt erupted. Xenu was imprisoned in a wire cage within a mountain, where he remains today. […]
During the last 75 million years, these implanted thetans have affixed themselves by the thousands to people on Earth. Called “body thetans,” they overwhelm the main thetan who resides within a person, causing confusion and internal conflict.
In the Operating Thetan III course, Scientologists are taught to scan their bodies for “pressure points,” indicating the presence of these bad thetans. Using techniques prescribed by Hubbard, church members make telepathic contact with these thetans and remind them of Xenu’s treachery. With that, Hubbard said, the thetans detach themselves.
Farrakhan may be desperate to prepare his people for the aforementioned Mother Ship journey before he dies. Considering that he’s already 79, time may be of the essence. Perhaps he truly believes that clarity will help his people advance to the level needed for this journey to outer space to unfold as planned. Either way, it’s clear that the faith leader sees Scientology as a key element to helping African Americans and the downtrodden mentally advance.
Last Sunday, July 1, Farrakhan doubled-down on his support for Scientology’s teaching, dismissing critics and denying that he has convoluted NOI theology through his Dianetics endorsement. He also addressed claims that Hubbard, a Caucasian, was racist, while also dismissing any critics who would see it as a conflict of interest that he would be using a white man’s teachings.
“You know the critics are saying ‘Aww, Farrakhan talking all this black talk and went over to that white man L. Ron Hubbard’…if it weren’t so silly. I am you,” he told his audience. “I haven’t changed my religion. You know all the prophets taught us to seek truth from the cradle to the grave. They said wherever knowledge is you should seek to be a possessor of it.”
Here, he was clearly attempting to convince his audience that they are on a never-ending path to discovering truth. Scientology, it seems, is merely a part of the process, in his view, and a piece of the knowledge that they are meant to pick up.
Here’s a transcript of a portion of his comments, in which he defends the integration of Hubbard’s teaching into NOI theology. Notice, he talks about the “demons” that auditing can help bring out (one wonders if these are the “thetans” that Scientologists embrace):
“Islam is magnificent. It’s beautiful. We search the scriptures…and we come up with wonderful teachings from the honorable Elijah Muhammad and God himself has guided us — but I found something in the teaching of Dianetics of Mr. L. Ron Hubbard that I saw could bring up from the depth of our subconscious mind things that we would prefer to lie dormant. But the auditing process brings it up and it’s like bringing up demons out of us and just as this book Bible says that was the work of Jesus. How can you say you love Jesus the Christ when he was an exorcizar of demons out of the people? And when the demons were coming out, they were screaming. They didn’t just come out peacefully.”
How could I see something that valuable and know the hurt and sickness of my people and not offer it to them. So the criticism ’Mr. Hubbard was a racist.’ I don’t know that…and I wouldn’t care. You don’t have a good understanding of racism — you don’t. So, I found a tool that I know can help us and I thank God for Mr. L. Ron Hubbard and I thank God for his research and teaching.
He’s gone on now. So if he was a racist, that went in the ground. But I didn’t find racism in his book. If he was a hater, that went in the ground, but I didn’t find hate in his books. If he wanted nothing to do with black people, well maybe that’s in the ground. But his word was that this teaching that he had would find prominence once it was exposed to black people and black people lay hold to it. I’m not in disagreement with that. So you can continue to criticize me…all evil said and done to Farrakhan does not bother me”
Watch this portion of the sermon, below:
Farrakhan has made his alliance with Scientology clear. Rather than denouncing Hubbard, he’s embracing a portion of the religion that he believes will help his followers on their path to the so-called “Mother Wheel.” And there’s no telling where the alliance will go next.
Brainwashing is not, as some anti-Christian educators and students contend, the Biblical process of training our children to love and follow God. The word “brainwashing” refers to a planned, step-by-step attempt to “wash” family-taught beliefs from the minds of those who oppose government ideology. In America, it would mean replacing the old Biblical values and world view with a new way of thinking that would support a totalitarian agenda. In other words, every child must become a peace child, a willing and active servant of a new world order.
A massive world-wide partnership is pioneering new strategies for social transformation. The media, the entertainment industry, computer companies, government agencies, educational institutions, the United Nations and its accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have all joined together in a common quest toward a global mind change. They seek solidarity — a worldwide unity based on a new set of beliefs and values. “Obsolete” and “exclusive” loyalties to national sovereignty, Biblical values, and the unadulterated U.S. Constitution stand in their way.
Conforming the masses to their way of thinking requires all the sophisticated tools and tactics developed at the various “behavioral science research” institutes and “education laboratories” established first in England, then in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and finally in the United States. If these psycho-social engineers win their battle against an unsuspecting public, they would “wash” away individual thinking, free speech and all the other “rights” that have made America unique. The vacuum would be filled with lofty ideals, enticing images and deceptive promises designed to mold minds that match their global vision. Group thinking and other controls and “incentives” would enforce compliance. (See Mind Control and The UN Plan for Your Mental Health)
Bombard children with mind-changing suggestions
A familiar tale told to first-graders in Pennsylvania illustrates both the tactics and the planned transformation of the world. We all know the story of the Little Red Hen who wanted some bread to eat. She asked some of her barnyard friends to help make it. But the cat, the dog, and the goat all said “no.” Finally she did all the work herself. Yet, when the bread was done and its fragrance spread throughout the farm, her unwilling neighbors were more than willing to help her eat it.
“Won’t you share with us?” they begged.
“No,” she answered. “Since you didn’t help, you don’t get anything.”
In the context of traditional values, the moral of the story is: you get what you work for. But those who have learned to think and see from the new global perspective are led to a different conclusion. Listen to the kinds of questions the first grade teacher asked her class:
“Why was the Little Red Hen so stingy? Isn’t it only right that everyone gets to eat? Why wouldn’t she share what she had with some who had none?”
The concerned mother who heard and reported this story asked, “What kinds of values were the children taught?” The new interpretation emphasizes love and sharing, but what is missing? How might it confuse a child’s values?
The answers are obvious. The children were taught socialist values. The new interpretation vilified values that had motivated Americans to be diligent, responsible and fair. The teacher’s questions were actually strategic suggestions prompting the group to ridicule traditional values, to see reality and society from the new politically correct perspective, and to intimidate and shame anyone who dared to disagree.
A new mental “framework” is vital to this paradigm shift [see chart]. But to launch the new system, the old patterns must be blurred and broken. The educational establishment knows that children who are fed a daily diet of biblical truth will resist their plans for change. They also know that students bombarded with strategic suggestions and idealized pagan images will probably reject Christianity. If schools can build the “right” kind of framework or filter in the minds of children early enough, the new global beliefs will fit right in. In other words, the battle for the hearts and minds of America’s children will be won by the side that first trains children to see reality from its point of view.
This paradigm shift was no mystery to Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World. He wrote that education must provide a mental “framework… within which any piece of information acquired in later life may find its proper and significant place.” 
In the old days, that mental framework was the biblical world view. But Huxley, like most of today’s change agents, called for a New Age/global framework. Like a filter, it blocks facts and ideas that don’t fit, but welcomes input that strengthens the framework — especially when communicated through stories and images that stir the imagination and arouse strong feelings.
Focus on feelings, not facts
This shift from factual education to feeling and experience–based learning began over seventy years ago. Through the decades, the strategies used to manipulate minds in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were developed, first at the Tavistock Clinic near London and later at Germany’s Frankfurt School (originally called Frankfurt Institute for Social Research). Their mind-bending methods soon spread to a rising number of psycho-social research centers in America. They were fine-tuned at Columbia, Harvard, Stanford and other American universities, at our regional educational laboratories  and at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies where Elian Gonzales was remediated in preparation for his return to a Communist system. (See Elian Starts Re-Education)
Bob Buford, former head of the Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and the founder of Leadership Network also taught the new “Christian” leadership methods at the Aspen Institute.
More recently, at the 1989 Governor’s Conference on Education in Kansas, Dr. Shirley McCune, then head of the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, summarized the policy in her keynote speech:
“The revolution… in curriculum is that we no longer are teaching facts to children…. We no longer see the teaching of facts and information as the primary outcome of education.”
“What will take the place of logic, fact and analysis in the coming age?” This rhetorical question was raised by Dr. Donald A. Cowan, president emeritus of the University of Dallas. His revealing answer exposes an important step toward the new consensus:
“The central way of thought for this new era will be imagination…. Imagination will be the active, creative agent of culture, transforming brute materials to a higher, more knowable state.” 
It’s easy to see why visionary change agents would prefer to inspire the imagination rather than teach facts and logic. Unlike facts and convictions, the imagination can easily be manipulated. Today’s popular books, games and other forms of edutainment bring all kinds of suggestions and images that confuse the old ways of thinking and promote the new values. They twist facts, turn right and wrong upside down, stir the imagination with unthinkable suggestions, redefine words, and give new meanings to old images such as the Little Red Hen. (See Establishing a Global Spirituality)
Eventually, most students become conditioned to see everything through the new politically correct mental filter. The sight of an old social symbol (i.e. flag) or the sound of an word they have learned to hate (pastor, evil, capitalism, etc.) can now trigger emotional reactions that cannot be resolved with facts and logic.
A simple example of this process was exposed by a Christian teacher in Sunnyvale CA. During a public elementary school assembly, the students sang the words of the Peacemakers’ Planetary Anthem to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner. This melody, which has symbolized freedom to those who have loved America, now became a tactical trigger used to turn hearts from the old ways to the new vision:
O Say can you see by the one light in all
A New Age to embrace at the call of the nations,
Where our children can play in a world without war
Where we stand hand in hand in the grace of creation,
Where the rivers run clean through forests pristine….
Inspiring, isn’t it? The mental images behind those words illustrate the “visioning” part of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) as well as Total Quality Management (TQM). Both use the consensus process to create the collective consciousness needed for the new communities and social organizations.
In the classroom, this process of change often begins with planned “visions” that plant vivid but unrealistic goals into children’s minds and emotions.
Next, students must learn to visualize scary images of the current crisis. The crisis is vital to the process. It provides the justification for environmental activism, government control, and unthinkable changes. So, in stark contrast to the lofty ideal in the song above, the students must learn to feel the pain of a dying earth abused by the ruling generation. The colorful classroom manual on global change, Rescue Mission Planet Earth, fits the bill. It is full of scary, sensational pictures and misguided children’s opinions that fire the imagination and fuel anger.
Trained teacher/facilitators turn this anger toward parents and grandparents who must bear the blame for destroying our planet. This is important, because — as in totalitarian countries around the world — children must learn to submit to state-defined values and loyalties — not their parents or traditional values.
|In Rescue Mission Planet Earth, page after page of pseudo-science and twisted facts prepare the reader to follow the call to political action on behalf of the United Nations and planet Earth. Unless they know the facts, children and their teachers will have little resistance to the heart-breaking images of dying trees, starving children, abused women and an overcrowded planet drowning in pollution and rising oceans.|
It’s all part of the plan: create and/or publicize a crisis, vilify the “enemy of the people”, then market the pre-planned global solution to the world — starting with the children. As in the former Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the school becomes a boot camp for an army of angry and self-righteous rescuers, ready to argue using their feelings, not facts, against anything that opposes their new and narrow idealism. (See third point in Paradigm Shift)
Rescue Mission Planet Earth is nothing less than “the children’s version” of the United Nations’ Agenda 21. Sponsored by UNESCO and other UN agencies and promoted by the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (see Local Agenda 21), the propaganda-filled children’s book helps create the needed “gap” between inspiring visions and a perceived crisis scary enough to evoke strong feelings, change values and motivate children to government-led social action.
“We have to re-orient education so that we turn out planetary carers (sic),” explained David R. Woollcombe , President of Peace Child International and head of the Rescue Mission Planet Earth project. He also serves as Consultant to the Global Vision Corporation, a massive international NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) accredited to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. Behind the backs of parents around the world, it works to transform the goals, the methods, the leaders, and the process of education. “And that,” continued Mr. Woollcombe,
“…requires, as Agenda 21 said, a re-orientation of education towards sustainable development. It’s a revolution we’re talking about here! It’s going to require new materials, it’s going to require much greater involvement by young people themselves in their own teaching and education, because actually, adults don’t know as much and don’t care as much about the environment as many young people do. And it’s going to require a much better sort of facultative education, where teacher and students together are on this exploratory journey about how you can square the circle between economic growth and prosperity….” 
Before you dismiss Global Vision’s power and influence, consider a few of its partners and sponsors. They include UN agencies such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Centre for Human Settlements and the UN Centre for Human Rights.
It also includes numerous foundations, environmental groups, educational institutions, and media and corporate giants such as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Princeton University Centre of International Studies, Columbia University Department of Religion, Mystic Fire Video, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, The Image Bank, Bell Labs, Robert Muller, Noel Brown, Federico Mayor, Nafis Sadik, Maurice and Hanne Strong (See World Heritage “Protection?”), Gro Harlem Brundtland (Head of The World Health Organization), the Dalai Lama, and movie moguls Bernardo Bertolucci and Martin Scorsese. All have joined their talents and resources in a common pursuit of the global consciousness envisioned by the United Nations.
A “new way of thinking”
In 1994, President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development took a big step toward that global vision. It met with an influential group of like-minded change agents at the Presidio – the former army base in San Francisco that now houses the Gorbachev Foundation USA and dozens of other UN-related organizations. Its partners included the UN Environmental Programme, the EPA, the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, State and Energy, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the American Federation of Teachers, Stanford, Colombia and other major universities, the Sierra Club… and the organizers of the Rescue Mission Planet Earth project.
Their joint report, “Education for Sustainability,” became a model for sustainable education. Quoting David Orr, author of Earth in Mind, it states,
“One result [of formal] education is that students graduate without knowing how to think in whole systems, how to find connections, how to ask big questions, and how to separate the trivial from the important. Now more than ever, however, we need people who think broadly and who understand systems, connections, patterns and root causes.“ emphasis added
“Root causes” involve far more than ecology. Anything that blocks the general acceptance of the new global ideology is suspect and must be challenged. Traditional beliefs and values rank high on the list of villains to their vision of peace. For example, an international “Declaration on Tolerance,” prepared by UNESCO and signed by its member nations, shows one of the major “root causes:”
- “Tolerance involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism.”
- “Scientific studies and networking should be undertaken to coordinate the international community’s response to this global challenge, including analysis of root causes and effective countermeasures, as well as research and monitoring... “
- “Promote rational tolerance teaching methods that will address the cultural, social, economic, political and religious sources of intolerance– major roots of violence and exclusion.” Emphasis added 
The earlier statement from Education for Sustainability stressed the “need” for “people who think broadly and who understand systems, connections, patterns and root causes” from a predetermined perspective. This kind of thinking is — and always have been — crucial to brainwashing in totalitarian regimes with a global mission.
A basic goal of UNESCO’s worldwide program for “lifelong learning” was summarized in Our Creative Diversity, the 1995 book-sized report from the UN Commission on Culture and Development. Published by UNESCO, it tells us that,
This “new way of thinking” has become the standard for mental health in America. (See The UN Plan for Your Mental Health) As head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala helped organize The National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network. Ponder its definition for mental health:
“Mental health refers to how a person thinks, feels, and acts when faced with life’s situations. It is how people look at themselves, their lives, and the other people in their lives …and explore choices.” 
Do you wonder what Dr. Shalala and her network of health planners would consider good thinking? Or bad thinking? This definition doesn’t tell us. But Al Gore’s 1992 best-seller, Earth in the Balance, helps answer the question:
“The fifth major goal of the Global Marshall Plan should be . . . to organize a worldwide education program to promote a more complete understanding of the crisis. In the process, we should actively search for ways to promote a new way of thinking about the current relationship between human civilization and the earth.” 
Vice-President Gore was referring to an environmental crisis with psychological overtones. As we pointed out in the article on Al Gore’s Vision of Global Salvation, he has diagnosed our basic social problem in America and suggested a solution:
“…we feel increasingly distant from our roots in the earth…we lost our feeling of connectedness to the rest of nature.”
“The richness and diversity of our religious tradition throughout history is a spiritual resource long ignored by people of faith, who are often afraid to open their minds to teachings first offered outside their own system of belief. But the emergence of a civilization in which knowledge moves freely and almost instantaneously throughout the world has. . . spurred a renewed investigation of the wisdom distilled by all faiths. This panreligious perspective may prove especially important where our global civilization’s responsibility for the earth is concerned.”  emphasis added
Al Gore’s “panreligious perspective” has helped lay the foundation for a global environmental ethic. His vision of a “world education program” is nearing reality. It fits right into the United Nations’ education system. This “seamless system” of partnerships and governmental agencies around the world has two main goals:
- Prepare human resources for a global workforce (see Workforce Development Means Life-Long Indoctrination)
- Bring the “thinking” of the world’s human resources into alignment and compliance with the new global standards for Solidarity and Sustainable Development. (See The UN Plan for Your Community)
In other words, people must learn “to look at themselves” as part of the collective society, not as individuals. Their sense of worth must be based on participation in the community and compliance with the new ideology, not on individual beliefs or independent choices. A continual barrage of classroom “assessments” and surveys must test and track how children and their parents think, “explore choices” and draw conclusions.
To win this battle for the minds of the world, the United Nations and its powerful partners have agreed to put aside integrity and employ any possible means to reach their end. But they must still must operate according to guidelines that demand, at least, a perception of the consent of the masses. Therefore, the means to their end must be both subtle and deceptive, employing all the skills and strategies proven successful in the totalitarian countries of the 20th century. Al Gore summarized the attitude behind this global agenda well:
“Adopting a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily – means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution, every treaty and alliance, every tactic and strategy, every plan and course of action – to use, in short, every means to halt the destruction of the environment. . . . Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change—these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary.”  Emphasis added
Our leaders have already shown us that Al Gore’s words, “every tactic and strategy…” includes compromise, lies, deception, and propaganda. Where Biblical values have been dismissed as obsolete, these tactics seem are perfectly acceptable to those who lead this spiritual and psychological war for control of the masses. The UN, with help from the Clinton-Gore administration, have already re-invented the concept of government. Its new global management system would be based on its principle of sustainable development or rather, the 3 E’s: Environment, Economy and Equity. It means using a grossly exaggerated view of the environmental “crisis” to re-educate the masses, persuading them to accept totalitarian tactics for redistributing the world’s economic resources and creating socialist equality. (See Local Agenda 21- The U.N. Plan for Your Community).
Take a look at the envisioned world of the 21st century:
|OLD PARADIGM||NEW PARADIGM|
|Beliefs||Based on Bible||Blend of New Age & earth-centered religions|
|Culture||Western individualism||Global solidarity|
|Values|| Based on the Bible
(absolute, unchangeable truth)
| Based on human idealism
(easy to manipulate)
|Morals||Moral boundaries||Sensual freedom|
|Rights||Personal freedom||Social controls|
|Economy||Free enterprise||Socialist collective|
|Government||By the people|| By those who control
The masses would be controlled through the Hegelian dialectic (consensus) process by globalist leaders who would view the world through the new filter of globalism. Polls, propaganda, simple slogans, and continual conflicts would be essential to its success. In fact, the greater the perceived crisis, the faster the leader can assume the coveted political powers that true freedom forbids. President Clinton has already mastered these totalitarian strategies, as Mikhail Gorbachev suggested in a 1993 editorial:
“Bill Clinton will be a great president if he can make America the creator of a new world order based on consensus.”
Remember, consensus demands a felt crisis, and today’s moral crisis — created by trading moral boundaries for sensual freedom — serves the purpose well. The absence of absolute boundaries leads to social chaos which, in turn, calls for social controls that would have been unthinkable under the old paradigm. In other words, the official promotion of sensual indulgence serves a political purpose. Aldous Huxley summarized it well in Brave New World:
“As political and economic freedom… diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase. And the dictator… will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope, movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude.”
Psalm 2 fit our times:
Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh….
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.” ….
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Let us first consider what is meant by the word “Ecumenical” or “Ecumenism.” Few examine its true meaning; most assume that it is about mutual love and union amongst professing Christian churches and believers. Yet the word is derived from the Greek word “oikoumene” which means “world” or “earth” in English. Thus we see that the Ecumenical Movement is a “world” movement. It is about creating a one-world government and religion, and is another version of the New World Order of the Occult. Just like with Freemasonry, and the New Age, the ordinary followers of the Ecumenical Movement have no idea of the movement’s true aims and sinister connections. It is dressed up in a façade of Christianity, so as to deceive.
The Ecumenical Movement in reality seeks the union of all religions, and not only Christian denominations. A current example of this is the European Union’s “Soul for Europe” project. The idea that all religions, including Christianity each have an element of the truth, originated with Gnosticism, and has since been carried forward by Freemasonry. Like all of the most insidious errors, they are based on a half-truth. As we have shown, in previous chapters the occult religions, Paganism, Islam, Romanism, and Eastern Mysticism are all ultimately derived from the religion of Babylon. They therefore have a spiritual basis for unity, but this is to be found in the false religion of Nimrod and the Mysteries. The union spoken of by the Ecumenical Movement is not one in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Globalism in the USA
A number of authors trace the current movement for a global government and a single world religion to illuminated Freemasonry. We have looked at how European and American Freemasonry united under Pike and Mazzini in 1870. Since this time illuminized Freemasonry has grown considerably in influence within the USA. Its control is not open, for that would alarm the population at large, but is exercised behind the scenes. One method is through Masonic connections; for example, most US presidents or their vice-presidents have been Freemasons. Another powerful method is through endowed formulations, which have been set up by wealthy industrialists who were key figures in the Occult. These foundations have shaped much of US education and social policies [social programming/mind control] and have consistently provided the advisors and key officials to the US administration. The foremost of these is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Another key organisation is the Federal Reserve System founded in 1913, contrary to popular opinion it is not a state owned bank that controls the US dollar. It is in fact a privately owned bank, largely controlled by illuminated Freemasonry.
Thus the heart of the US economy and administration is linked to the Occult and Freemasonry. These measures have been brought in step by step. Those congressmen who have sought to expose the undermining of US democracy have been shut out of the media; for indeed these same interests have also gained control of the media. A number of key campaigners within Congress against globalism have also died in strange circumstances, just as they were exposing the power and influence of the secret societies.
The US people elect presidents and congressmen, but behind the scenes the policies of globalism are subtly advanced, regardless of who is in power. However, the main hindrance to their purposes is the US constitution; which the globalists would dearly love to amend to their advantage.
It is of note that the Masonic promoters of globalism at the end of the 19th Century were linked to associates of Westcott, Hort and Blavatsky. There was a network of occultists in high places, including senior Anglicans and Balfour, the British prime minister. After the major success for the Occult in the formation of the Federal Reserve, the next enterprise was too ambitious. This was the formation of the League of Nations in New York after the First World War, as a prototype world government. However, the US Congress rejected membership; the absence of the USA and the growing contempt shown by Fascist regimes in Europe led to the downfall of the League of Nations. This is another example of how the different proponents of the New World Order have opposed and fought each other. In this we can trace the Lord’s sovereign hand. He has in mercy set bounds upon Satan and his agents. The Lord often preserves his people and the cause of the Gospel by turning the counsels of the ungodly into confusion. However we shall say more of this at the end of the next chapter.
Following the defeat of Hitler in 1945, a further attempt at a prototype world government, in the form of the United Nations. Finance and support for the creation of the United Nations in New York was provided by leading Masonic figures. The United Nations has ever since been significantly influenced by globalism and the Occult.
Kah exposes a series of interlinked organisations, such as the Club of Rome and the Bilderbergers, that stem from illuminized Freemasonry. These span many nations, and each has its specific world region in which to pursue the globalist agenda. Through the power of international banks, multinational corporations and non-government organisations, the sovereignty of nations has been weakened and their leaders constrained to follow the globalist agenda. The overall plan involves dividing the world into ten regions. This exactly reflects the ancient plan stemming from the Mysteries to recreate the system of ten kingdoms of the legendary Atlantis. As we noted, it is an attempt to recreate that evil society that the Lord destroyed in the Flood recorded in Genesis.
The New Age
Alongside the growth in political and financial power of globalism, there was a steady promotion of occult teaching. Key organisations in this were Freemasonry and Blavatsky’s Theosophical Society. In about 1920, Alice Bailey, one of Blavatsky’s successors, established the “Lucifer Press” to promote the blasphemous worship of Lucifer, the supposed enlightener of mankind. In the wake of public scandal, it was later renamed to the less obvious “Lucis Trust”. Kah reveals that the Lucis Trust has now achieved significant influence within the US government and the United Nations.
It is from the interlinked occult organisations of Theosophy and Freemasonry that the New Age movement appeared in the late 1970s. Despite the name there is nothing new in its teaching, but it is a relaunching of the Occult, witchcraft and Eastern mysticism under an appealing name. The concept of the New Age comes from Freemasonry. This is best exemplified by the 33rd Degree Masons’ publication entitled the “New Age Magazine.” Again, the name of this publication has since been changed, so a to conceal the connection between Freemasonry and the New Age.
A key feature of the movement is the belief that the coming of the new millennium would usher in the “New Age.” Much of the current pressure to change the established order of the new millennium is a device to make people believe that change must be for the better, and thereby be willing to accept the New World Order.
The god of the New Age (i.e. Lucifer) is the supposed illuminator of mankind, and is taught to be a “force” that can be used for good or evil. Lucifer is regarded as having a dark and a light side. Therefore, the contrast of black and white forms a common theme for secret symbols of the New Age.
Within the New Age Movement it is believed that man can communicate and draw power from the spirit world, and step outside the limitations of the human body. The New Age is seen as a step in man’s evolutionary development towards mastering the spiritual dimension. The greatest spiritual power is seen as being available when mankind around the world is united and one with nature. New Age teaching denies a personal and sovereign God. Man is not accountable, and there is no ultimate arbiter of what is right or wrong, apart from oneself; for it is believed, like in Freemasonry, that man can become god.
Altered States of Consciousness
The New Age Movement displays one of the prime features of the Occult, namely, entering into what are termed “altered states of consciousness.” This is the means by which communication is made with the spirit world and the full power of the “force” becomes available. It goes without saying that this is witchcraft and necromancy (dealing with the dead), a terrible sin in God’s sight. We must briefly, yet carefully, consider how these altered states of consciousness are attained to. It is shocking to find that these methods appear in everyday life today, disguised as supposedly innocent activities.
Firstly, there are various forms of meditation. In these the mind is emptied and made pliable to receive communication from seducing spirits. In Transcendental Meditation a mantra may be repeated in Sanskrit to “the shining one” or Lucifer. Many of these and other forms of meditation, such as Yoga, are put forward as harmless and not religious. However, one only has to read Hunt to find terrifying accounts of demonic possessions that has arisen from Transcendental Meditation. Many have been led by seducing spirits into committing suicide, who have suggested to their victims that it is time for them to enter into the next stage of their evolution upwards into a higher plain of development. This is the basis for the famous mass suicides of various cults. The prevalence of the occult form of meditation, rather than the Christian meditation on the Lord Jesus Christ and the blessed works of God, is alarmingly common today.
Another method of entering an altered state of consciousness is hypnosis. Both hypnosis and meditation in different guises are used in alternative medicine. Hypnosis is very dangerous, as it is a technique by which others can be influenced and made susceptible to the power of seducing spirits. We have mentioned on several occasions the connection between the Jesuits and this type of occult practice; Loyola being a master in these black arts. There is evidence that these techniques were used by Hitler to gain the remarkable influence he held over people. The hand of the Jesuits in spiritism, Voodoo, hypnosis and psychology is a frightening example of the powers of darkness in positions of authority within the Church of Rome.
Rhythmic drumming, a feature of many tribal acts of occult worship and witchcraft, is another means of entering an altered state of consciousness. Rock music has widely introduced this to countless millions of people today. Closely related to this are the use of drugs to achieve an altered state of consciousness. Pop music, drugs and meditation are an everyday feature of our evil generation, and are linked to the New Age Movement.
Let us consider the remarkable effect and hold that the television has over people. The combination of colour pictures, sounds and background music all combine to transfix the view. The television essentially uses the principles of hypnosis. It also bears more than a passing resemblance to the use of sound and lights in the ceremonies of the Mysteries and the Jesuit initiation of the Spiritual Exercises. It is therefore no surprise to find that Rome and the Jesuits have extensive influence over the media and television. Likewise, Kah reports extensive control of the media by the Masonic advocates of the New World Order. Therefore, Christians are strongly advised to rid their homes of the television. It brings spiritual deadness into the soul and is a means of subtly introducing into the family error and a delight for sin. Likewise, the greatest caution is needed when permitting computers or the internet into the home. Many, both young and old, are snared with fruitless time-wasting searches, whilst others are caught up with the unspeakable filth that is readily available on the internet at the click of a button.
The New Age principle of striving to attain a new higher spiritual development is connected to the Theory of Evolution. Both are derived from the doctrine of reincarnation of Eastern Mysticism. The advancement of the scientifically absurd Theory of Evolution, and the systematic silencing of almost all reasoned objections against it, are signs of the power of the New Age, and indeed before it, of illuminated Freemasonry. Thus we see this God-dishonouring theory is straight from the Occult; it is another attack on the Genesis account of creation and the fall of man. It is also no coincidence that the Pope likewise advocates the Theory of Evolution.
One of the proponents of Evolution in the 20th century is also regarded as a key figure in setting forth New Age thinking. This man was Teilhard de Chardin. His methods were far from honest, as he was closely associated with the fraudulent discovery and promotion of the Piltdown Man, a supposed ancestor of man. This faked set of bones was instrumental in advancing Evolution to an almost unassailable position in public education and science. Nevertheless, a generation later it was revealed as a hoax, yet the theory it supported has remained a dogma within society. Yet who was Teilhard de Chardin, a philosopher much beloved of the New Age? Let the reader note that Teilhard de Chardin was a Jesuit priest!
Another aspect of New Age teaching is the belief in the oneness of nature, of which humans are part. This concept of unity with nature is expressed in the worship of Gaia, who is the “Mother Goddess” or “Mother Earth”. Gaia is yet another form of Semiramis, the wife of Nimrod. From this stems a worship of the creation, rather than the Creator, and a religious zeal to preserve nature. Hence, it is no surprise to find that the Green Movement is linked to the New Age. Although many of the environmental causes are just, the connections with the Occult mean that Christians are well advised to avoid the Green Movement.
Alternative Medicine and the Occult
A further belief of the New Age and the Occult is that mysterious and non-physical forces can be manipulated to effect healing. This is seen today is holistic medicine (“holistic” refers to the treatment of the whole person: mind, body and spirit). Examples of holistic medicine are homeopathy, reflexology and crystal healing. Hunt says, “We can only recommend the trend towards better nutrition and away from the over-subscription of drugs. However, through its reliance upon the mysterious, non-physical forces for holistic purposes, Western health care has been invaded by the Occult.
The author has no objection to traditional and well-tested herbal remedies, when used under medical direction and advice. However, the reader should be warned that behind many branches of alternative medicine lie the principles of Transcendental Meditation and reliance on the spirit world for healing. Hunt quotes advocates of holistic medicine, who openly state that it is a modern form of witchcraft.
Many readers may be shocked by the reference above to the popular practice of homeopathy. Despite the belief by many Christians that homeopathy is benign, an examination of its origins show it to be yet another example of how the Occult puts forward a pleasing façade to deceive the unwary. The founder of homeopathy was the German mystic physician Hahnemann. Hahnemann was a Freemason and deeply influenced by the Occult, including the techniques of Mesmer, the founder of mesmerism and hypnosis. Hahnemann lived between 1755 and 1843; thus making him a contemporary of Weishaupt.
Let us be clear, homeopathy is quite distinct from herbal medicine. In homeopathy the ingredient is repeatedly diluted, until no molecule of the original agent remains. The process of dilution and shaking of homeopathic medicines is referred to by Hahnemann as the “ritual of potentiation”. Hahnemann said of this: “The healing power is coming from cosmic power transferred to the remedy through the ritual of potentiation.” This “power” is also called the “vital force,” which is a supposedly divine and living force existing in all creation. This manipulation of the “force” is straight from occult philosophy. Therefore, it is no surprise that homeopathy forms part of the New Age movement.
It is important to realise that the promotion of “Heath Foods” and natural remedies is frequently used as an entry point for the Occult and the New Age Movement. The unsuspecting Christian or unbeliever may be lured into something plausible and seemingly harmless. Many are justifiably unhappy with the abuses of modern medicine and the unhealthy aspects of modern eating habits. However, behind the pleasing façade lies the Luciferian doctrine of the Occult. Step by step people are led deeper into these dark teachings. Christians are solemnly warned to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
Destruction of the Family
From the earliest days, the Biblical principle of marriage and the family established in the Garden of Eden has been under attack from the Babylonian Mysteries. The gross immorality of the Mysteries and the Occult strike at the sanctity of marriage. New Age teaching has introduced countless young people into immoral and unseemly relationships. Kah and others have traced the perversion and manipulation of the education system, so as to influence children and teachers, back to the forces of globalism and Freemasonry.
The destruction of the family was proposed by Plato in his Communist Republic of ancient Greece. Generally there have been few in recent generations who have been so bold as Plato. However, in the 20th century there has been remorseless underhand pressure to separate parents from their children, so as to replace the scriptural responsibility of married parents with the responsibility of the state for bringing up children. This is primarily achieved through pressuring mothers into work, which in turn is assisted by enticing young people into debt and expensive lifestyles before they have children. Thus many married couples are unprepared to bring up children on the father’s income alone. This is backed up by the state encouraging parents to give up children at an ever earlier age for pre-school groups and nurseries. Thus the child’s bond to its parents is weakened in its formative years.
At the other end of schooling, young people are increasingly pushed into extended periods of further education, rather than going into work. The temptation for loose living and getting into dept then ensnare many students. Let us note the similarity with the Jesuits of Poland, who kept children in education as long as possible, so they could best mould their young minds. May Christians search their Bibles and seek to find grace to walk in God’s commands, rather than bowing to the fashions and pressures of this present evil generation.
Rome’s Links to the New Age
We now come towards the end of this chapter and would seek to conclude with the common thread that runs through the Ecumenical Movement and the New Age; namely, the links with the Church of Rome and the Jesuits. We will firstly note that many leading figures in the USA connected with illuminized Freemasonry and the New Age mentioned by Kah and Still, are also named quite independently by Manhattan in his investigation into the enormous influence of the Vatican. This should come as no surprise given the role of the Jesuits behind the Illuminati. Secondly we will briefly mention another common denominator, namely the Charismatic Movement.
One of the principal bridges in the last 40 years between the Church of Rome and Protestant denominations has been the Charismatic Movement. This is because the same supposed gifts of the Spirit have appeared across the religious divide. Many have seen this as a sign that God is working in both, and is calling for union. However, Rivera states that the Charismatic Movement has been a device of the Jesuits to undermine Protestant churches and to bring about union with Rome. Rivera also concludes that the power of the Charismatic healers in the Church of Rome are using the “force” of the Occult. One prime example is Kathryn Kuhlman, who has been widely revered by professing Christians. However, she was both a hypnotist and a secret agent of the Church of Rome.
Hunt provides independent evidence of the similarities between the teaching and practices of many of the current American Charismatic leaders and the New Age. De Semlyen and Riplinger also show that the Church of Rome has common links to the Ecumenical, New Age and Charismatic Movements. Apart from direct claims of infiltration by Rome and the Jesuits, there are many signs that these movements have a common direction, which is to raise the Pope to be the head of a world religion.
Further independent confirmation is provided by Cathy O’Brien, who gives an eyewitness testimony of the Jesuits’ hand in attempts to implement the evil principles of the New World Order in the USA. Having been brought up as a Romanist, she gives an extremely disturbing account of how she was manipulated by techniques of mind control for the vile gratification of those in positions of power. She gives numerous references to the influence of the Jesuits.
In response to this tide of evil, let us turn to the word of God in the Bible as our infallible guide. The errors of the New Age and the Charismatic Movement involve trusting in experiences of mysterious spiritual forces, without trying the spirits against the testimony of God. However, we must beware which “Bible” we turn to. Riplinger concludes that all the modern versions are biased (to a greater or lesser degree) towards New Age teaching, being corrupted with the leaven of Westcott and Hort. They systematically undermine the doctrine of the Trinity and the deity of Jesus Christ. Rome likewise has its hand in these Ecumenical versions of the Bible.
The ultimate aim is a “Bible” for the New Age, so that when professed Christians read these perverted Bibles, they will be led to think they are being faithful to God; whereas in reality they are led to follow the Pope and the New Age religion of Lucifer. As with the Babylonian Mysteries, Satan and God will have been subtly and blasphemously interchanged. Let us therefore hold fast to the faithful Authorised Version of the Bible, which makes plain the destruction of Lucifer and truly glorifies Jesus Christ as the eternal son of God.
Muslims make up about 6% of the population in the United States. The majority of conversions to this growing religion is occurring within the African-American community (a little over 11% of America’s population).
Many African-Americans view Christianity as the White man’s religion and associate conversion to Islam with recovering their ethnic heritage. Thus, to effectively evangelize African-American Muslims, it is crucial to understand the development of the American Muslim movement. The following study examines the rise of the movement and traces its history and theological development.
Like the struggle for freedom and dignity, historic African-American theology developed along two streams, northern and southern. In both cases an over-arching Biblical pattern and theme (paradigm) developed for doing ministry.
Of course, like all other Bible-believing communities, the historic African-American church preached Christ crucified and risen, as well as the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith. The ministry paradigm came in the way the church worked out and applied its faith to the surrounding community.
In the ante-bellum North where slavery died out, the theological paradigm was the ‘Exile’. The freedmen saw the hand of God at work in terms of a special calling they sensed to bring the gospel of Christ to the rest of the ‘African Diaspora’, people of African descent living in the South, Canada, the Caribbean, and Africa. Had it fully developed, this would have been a theology addressing the issues of dignity, African identity, and global significance.
With the official end of slavery in 1865, the former slaves were devastated and confused about their identity in the economy of God. Yet the indigenous African-American church experienced explosive growth. A major contributing factor was the fact that the church in the North and the South adequately addressed the need for a true identity. This was achieved when the church adopted the Northern ‘exilic’ theological paradigm. They called it ‘Pan-Africanism’. Under this banner the African-American church became actively involved in cultural and economic development in the United States and in missions, especially in Africa.
However, three events radically altered the theological direction of the African-American church. They were 1) the end of the post-Civil War Reconstruction in the South in 1877, 2) the Industrial Revolution in the North, and 3) the consolidation of European colonialism in Africa as the result of the Congress of Berlin (1878) and the Conference of Berlin (1884-85).
With the end of Reconstruction in the South, the former slaves were subject to racist terrorism and intimidation as White supremacy was re-established. Concurrent with the industrial revolution in the North was a massive wave of European immigration. This led to the rise of the White-only trade unions. The result was the elimination of African-Americans from the skilled labor force.
The consolidation of colonialism in Africa decimated the missions movement of the African-American church.
These traumas forced the church to abandon the Pan-African approach to ministry and revert to the old survival approach which had emerged in the context of slavery. This created a theological vacuum in the areas of dignity, African identity, and global significance.
Several non-Christian attempts were made to fill this vacuum. Among them were 1) W. E. B. Dubois and his advocacy of solidarity through education, 2) a few Black Jewish sects, 3) Marcus Garvey and the United Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.), and 4) several Black nationalist oriented Islamic sects. Islam’s attempt to fill the vacuum is discussed in the following pages.
A Religion of Separatism
The first actual African-American Muslim sect was the Moorish Science Temple Divine and National Movement of North America, founded in Newark, New Jersey by Timothy Drew (Noble Drew Ali) in 1913. In 1925, the name of the sect was changed to the Moorish Temple of Science. Drew Ali developed the ‘Koran of the Moorish Holy Temple of Science’ and taught that Allah had ordained him as his prophet to the dark people of America. Ali stated that Negro and Black signified death and Colored signified something painted. Therefore, the terms Asiatic, Moor or Moorish-American must be used. Ali taught that salvation was found by discovering national origin and refusing to be called Negro, Black, Colored, Ethiopian, etc.
Noble Drew Ali died in 1929, and two of his disciples claimed to be his reincarnation and heir to the leadership of the sect. The first of these disciples was Sheik Timothy Givins El who established a faction called Moorish Temple of Science headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. In 1975, Grand Sheik Richardson Dingle-El founded a splinter group and reverted to the original name.
The second of these disciples was Wali D. Fard, a mysterious White man of Turkish origins, also known as Aka Wali Fard Muhammad. Fard established the Temple of Islam headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. He appeared in the Paradise Valley of Detroit, declaring himself to be the leader of the Nation of Islam. He claimed to have remedies for the social and economic problems facing Americans of African descent. He asserted that he had come to gain freedom, justice, and equality for them.
Fard made his living peddling silks and other artifacts door to door, presenting them as African. In this way, Fard gained access to African-American homes and began propagating his doctrine. Since his audience was familiar with the Bible, he used it as a springboard for his teachings. He then slowly introduced them to the text of the Quran. Fard’s message was this
Christianity is a tool in the hands of the White slave masters to control the minds of Black people.
White people are devils, the embodiment of evil.
The only hope for Black people in America is total separation and self-reliance.
Between 1930 and 1933, Fard recruited 8,000 followers among Detroit Blacks.(1) As a result of the organization’s rapid growth, Fard found it necessary to train several ministers to help him. Among these was an unemployed auto worker named Robert Poole.
As the son of a Baptist minister, Poole knew the Bible quite well. Poole, later known as Elijah Muhammad, became the chief minister of the Temple of Islam and Fard’s eventual successor. In 1932 , Elijah Muhammad moved to Chicago and founded Temple #2. However, he returned to Detroit to aid Fard, who had been imprisoned. Later, Fard joined Elijah Muhammad at Temple #2 in Chicago, but he was soon arrested there as well. Under the pressure of continued conflict with police, Fard eventually mysteriously disappeared.
Later, the Temple of Islam divided into two factions. One faction, led by Abdul Muhammad, believed that Fard was a prophet of Allah and kept the name Temple of Islam. The most prominent faction was the Chicago-based Nation of Islam led by Elijah Muhammad. He believed that Fard was Allah in person. Eventually, Abdul Muhammad’s faction was reabsorbed into the Nation of Islam.
Elijah Muhammad expounded his doctrine in the book Message to the Black Man in America. Fard’s disappearance made his image as a Christ-figure more marketable. Also, Muhammad used his familiarity with the Scriptures to present Fard as the fulfillment of prophecy. ‘You must forget about ever seeing the return of Jesus who was here 2000 years ago. Set your heart on seeing the one that he said would come at the end of the present world’s time (the White race’s time). He is called the ‘Son of Man’, the ‘Christ’, the ‘Comforter.”(2) Muhammad argued that Jesus did not know the day or the hour of the coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 2436), thus he could not have been predicting his own return. Muhammad asserted that Fard was the Mahdi spoken of in the Quran.
Elijah Muhammad taught that the ultimate solution to the problem facing the African-American community was total separation from White society and the establishment of a Black Muslim state somewhere in North America or elsewhere. Furthermore, Muhammad taught that integration was a hypocritical and deceptive offer. Its intention was to deceive Black people into believing the opponents of freedom, justice, and equality were now their friends. Elijah Muhammad despised the Christian doctrine of loving one’s enemy. In fact, his thinking concurred with W. D. Fard’s hostile view of Christianity. Moreover, he saw the Black preacher as the greatest impediment to the progress of the Black race.
The allegation that ‘Christianity’ had been used to subjugate Black people is undeniable. Although the Quakers opposed slavery early on, staging the first anti-slavery demonstration in 1688, most churches either defended slavery, ignored it, or were divided over the issue.(3) In light of this fact, the teachings of Elijah Muhammad fell upon eager ears. He was preaching to people who were waiting for a claim to dignity and self-sufficiency, as well as for spiritual fulfillment. He convinced them that the answers to their problems were found only in Islam.
A New Theology
Elijah Muhammad’s teachings were by no means orthodox Islam. He taught that Allah was a man, W. D. Fard, whom he knew personally. He taught that Black people created and owned the universe and founded the city of Mecca. He also taught that a mad scientist named Yacub created the White race 6000 years ago.
According to Muhammad, Yacub was an exile from Mecca. He determined to take revenge on Allah and on those who exiled him and his 59,999 followers to the island of Patmos. Hence, through crude genetic engineering, he created a race of white devils. After Yacub’s death, this devil race returned to Arabia. They began to turn the peaceful society into a hell torn by quarreling and fighting. They were eventually exiled to Europe and penned in to keep them from spreading.
Muhammad also asserted that there are 24 scientists who rule the universe and write a prophetic book of history prior to each 25,000 years. They predicted Yacub would create this race of devils, who would rule the earth for 6000 years. According to Elijah Muhammad, those 6000 years are over. The battle of Armageddon between Blacks and Whites, Muslims and Christians is about to occur.(4)
For the most part, Elijah Muhammad was preaching to uneducated people, unfamiliar with Islam. Just as he twisted passages of the Bible to suit his purpose, he concocted a version of Islam to address what he saw were the needs of Black Americans. The appeal of his new religion was its emphasis on Black self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and the promise that God was on the side of African-Americans in their struggle against racial oppression in America.
The Appeal of the Movement
A demographic study of Black Muslims by C. Eric Lincoln (5) revealed some startling insights into who responded to Elijah Muhammad’s message. The majority of those who joined the Nation of Islam were young, economically disadvantaged, African-American males from Christian backgrounds. Up to 80% of a typical congregation were between the ages of 17 and 35. Traditionally, the church in the Black community has had difficulty attracting young males. In an article entitled, ‘Why Most Black Men Won’t Go to Church,’ Reverend William Harris attributes the primary reason to economics
‘Many Black males won’t go to church because today’s church does not address their needs. The Black male needs money, job opportunities, business resources, and relevant skills training. The church collects money, but does little to create opportunities through which he can make more money. Jesus understood the need to feed people before preaching to them. Today’s church must likewise set the table for the Black man before asking him to pay to have the dishes done.(6)
Elijah Muhammad’s program for economic development played a crucial role in the rapid growth of the Nation of Islam. With the money donated by members, Muhammad purchased land for farms, store fronts, bakeries, apartment buildings and schools. The economic base of the organization grew in proportion to numerical growth. By owning businesses and land, Elijah Muhammad was able to provide both housing and employment for needy followers. Furthermore, the members had the added pride of sharing in the ownership of these various enterprises and being, to a great extent, independent of the broader society. Scarcity of employment for young Black males offers one explanation of why they were drawn to the Nation of Islam in such large numbers.
Men were also drawn to the Nation of Islam because of the emphasis placed on male leadership. African-American churches tend to be dominated by women, with one central male figure, the pastor in the pulpit. As a result, many men do not feel affirmed in the church environment. They see the pastor as a threat and even a rival. Elijah Muhammad was able to criticize the Black male while affirming his role. Thus he challenged men to take the lead, and they responded. ‘Unlike the typical Christian church, the Muslim temples attract many more men than women, and men assume the full management of temple affairs. Women are honored and they perform important functions within a defined role.'(7)
The role of women consists of teaching other women and managing the affairs of the home. Ironically, women were also attracted to the Nation of Islam because they appreciated the strength of the men and the protective posture they took towards Black women. As C. Eric Lincoln noted in his research, the Nation of Islam appeals to the young regardless of gender.
‘A surprising number of young people are attracted by the Muslims’ redefinition of the roles men and women should play in the home and in the religious life of the sect. There is a strong emphasis on the equality of individuals irrespective of sex, but each sex is assigned a role considered proper for itself. The trend in our larger society seems to be towards blurring the distinct line between the traditional social roles of men and women. The Muslims, on the other hand, claim to have restored the women to a place of dignity and respect…Muslim women seem to welcome the security and protection implicit in this arrangement….Children seem to profit most, for among Muslim children, delinquency is unheard of.’ (8)
Among people who were not accustomed to the security of a strong nuclear family with well-defined roles, the Nation of Islam provided welcomed structure. The underlying message of the Nation was that the disorder they had experienced up until then had been caused by outside forces beyond their control, evil influences they were now to avoid at all cost.
‘Muslim women particularly are forbidden contact with either sex of the White race, on the theory that, 1) ‘no White man has honorable intentions toward any Black women’, and 2) White women are immoral by nature. White women are said to corrupt the minds of Black women, who then try to imitate them by ‘displaying their bodies, neglecting their children and abandoning their men’.(9) Just as Adolf Hitler salved the consciences of the Germans by blaming the Jews for all their economic and political woes, Elijah Muhammad found in the White race the source of every ill within the Black community, especially with regard to the family. Thus the causes for the growth of the movement were both economic and psychological.
A Dynamic Young Spokesman
The greatest period of growth in the Nation of Islam cannot be directly attributed to Elijah Muhammad. In 1948, while serving a prison sentence in Massachusetts, a young man by the name of Malcolm Little became acquainted with the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and was converted. Upon release from prison, Malcolm Little, a former pimp, drug pusher, armed robber, and numbers man, returned to Detroit and began aggressively recruiting for Detroit Temple #1. He received recognition for his efforts from Elijah Muhammad, who changed his name to Malcolm X. ‘X’ symbolized his original African name, which he never knew, and replaced the slave master’s name, Little.(10) This individual bearing the name ‘X’ would soon make both the name and organization it represented a symbol of freedom for some and fear for others.
Malcolm X frequently visited Elijah Muhammad in his home in Chicago to talk for hours. Because of his aggressive recruiting, new ideas and unyielding devotion to Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm was appointed as national spokesman. ‘He was…crisscrossing North America, sometimes as often as four times a week. From Detroit, Malcolm was sent to organize Temple #11. In March 1954, Malcolm moved from Boston to Philadelphia, and in three months Temple #12 was opened….From Philadelphia, Malcolm moved to New York City and became minister of Temple #7.(11) In fact, Malcolm X was instrumental in the establishment of most of the temples in North America, and he took credit for the increase in membership from 400 to 40,000 that occurred within a few years after he joined the Nation of Islam.
Even today, Malcolm X looms larger than life in the African-American quest for the elusive prize of freedom and dignity. He attracted tens of thousands with his emphasis on cultural concerns, discipline, solidarity of the brotherhood, and African identity.
It seems these factors will continue to be a strong draw for young African-American males in the foreseeable future. It is also unlikely that the church will make any significant headway among these young men until it addresses these concerns. The Bible more than adequately addresses these issues, and it is time for Christians to apply God’s word.
In 1950, Khalifa Hamaas Abdul Khaalis (Ernest T. McGee) joined the Nation of Islam in an attempt to bring the sect into line with orthodox Sunni Islam. By 1956, he had become national secretary. His efforts proved unsuccessful, so in 1958, he broke with Elijah Muhammad and founded the Al-Hanif, Hanafi, Madh-Hob Center, Islam Faith, United States of America, American Mussulmans. Based in Washington DC, the Hanafis still adhere to the basic tenets of Sunni Islam.
The Hanafi Muslims gained notoriety in 1973 when five members of the Philadelphia Nation of Islam brutally murdered seven Hanafis, including five members of Khalifa Hamaas Abdul Khaalis’ immediate family. Again in 1977, the Hanafis captured national headlines when they tried to stop the screening of the movie Mohammed Messenger of God. They did this by seizing three buildings in Washington, D.C., the District Building (City Hall), the B’nai B’rith Building and the Islamic Center. They took several hostages. Several were injured and one was killed. Khalifa Hamaas Abdul Khaalis was sentenced to 21 to 120 years for his role in these seizures.
The Five Percenters
Clarence 13X was a member in the Nation of Islam’s Temple #7. He began to teach that the Black man was the god of the universe and had his origins in Mecca. His iconoclastic teachings resulted in his suspension from the Nation of Islam. In 1964, he founded the ‘Five Percent Nation of Islam’. In 1969, Clarence 13X died of suspicious causes. Those who followed him referred to him as ‘Father Allah’.
The Five Percenters agree with Elijah Muhammad’s teaching that the White man is the devil. However, they also include all unscrupulous and deceitful people in this category, regardless of color. They believe that the Black race was the original race and the creator of civilization. For the Five Percenters, the demographics of the African-American community break down as follows
85% – the masses who are ignorant of true ‘divine self’
10% – the corrupt rulers over the 85%
5% – the truly righteous followers of Father Allah
The Five Percenters are very influential in today’s youth pop culture. Many of the most influential ‘Rap’ artists today are Five Percenters. Among the rappers who propagate the doctrine of the Five Percenters are King Sun, The Supreme Team, Lakim Shabazz, Rakim Allah, Brand Nubian and The Poor Righteous Teachers.
Malcolm on His Own
With his platform as national spokesman, Malcolm X became an international figure. He was a coveted lecturer at universities, mosques and churches throughout the country. He recruited new leaders to the Nation. He even had a profound influence upon Elijah Muhammad’s son, Wallace D. Muhammad (also known as Warith D. Muhammad). For many other leaders of the movement, however, Malcolm was gaining too much prominence too quickly. Many began to view him as a threat to Elijah Muhammad’s leadership. He frequently made statements that went beyond the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and was often reprimanded.
There were those within the Nation of Islam who believed that Malcolm was trying to build a financial empire for himself. They began to leave him out of every edition of Muhammad Speaks, the organization’s newspaper. Ironically, it was Malcolm who was instrumental in creating the paper. Aware of the controversy surrounding him, Malcolm began refusing interviews. He frequently told reporters, ‘Please use Mr. Muhammad’s picture instead of mine’.
The tension reached its apex when Elijah Muhammad was implicated by two former secretaries in a paternity suit. Disillusioned, Malcolm X began searching the Bible and Quran for some prophetic explanation for what was happening. This he did with the help of Warith D. Muhammad. He then conducted his own investigation into the allegations, and finally questioned Elijah Muhammad himself. ‘I’m David’, Elijah Muhammad replied. ‘When you read in the Bible how David took another man’s wife, I’m David….You read about Lot who went and laid up with his own daughter. I have fulfilled all those things.(12) Malcolm’s directness in questioning the ‘messenger of Allah’ was perceived as overstepping his bounds.
Shortly after that incident, President Kennedy was assassinated. Elijah Muhammad commanded all ministers of the Nation of Islam to refrain from commenting on Kennedy’s death. However, when asked his opinion of the assassination, Malcolm X replied, ‘I saw it as a case of the chickens coming home to roost’.(13) Warith D. Muhammad and Malcolm X were subsequently suspended from the Nation of Islam. Reflecting upon that time, Warith remarked, ‘I was charged with trying to influence Malcolm’s theological thinking. I was also charged with giving him personal, private knowledge of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s living, which was a lie’.(14)
Actually, Warith D. Muhammad did have an effect on Malcolm X’s theological views. Both men began to lean more toward orthodox Islam. The more Warith read the writings of W. D. Fard, the more he questioned his father’s claim to be the ‘messenger of Allah’. Warith and Malcolm both concluded that Fard could not have been Allah himself.
Malcolm’s ideas were further broadened by his travels. He went on the Hajj and changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz. He met with various African leaders and discussed the conditions in their respective countries. Malcolm’s ideological shift was drastic. His intention was to broaden his scope from American Black nationalism to global human rights. He intended to take the case of racism in the United States before the United Nations for action.(15)
On March 8, 1964, while still on suspension, Malcolm X announced that he was leaving the Nation of Islam and forming his own organization. Actually, he started two organizations, Muslim Mosque Incorporated (MMI) and the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU). MMI was based upon the principles of orthodox Islam. OAAU was an all Black, non-sectarian organization dedicated to creating a society where Blacks and Whites could live in brotherhood. Malcolm contended that Black/White brotherhood could not occur until Black people themselves were united. At that stage Black and White coalitions would be possible. He encouraged Whites to fight racism and was willing to accept aid from White donors.
However, Malcolm’s new vision didn’t have a chance to take root. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. He was speaking to a group of about 500 people in the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. Several gunmen opened fire on him from the third row. Three former members of the Nation of Islam were convicted of the crime. One of them, Talmadge Hayer, confessed and implicated the other two. Later he claimed that these two men were innocent, but that four active members of the Nation of Islam had actually helped him. (16)
A New Leader with New Ideas
After a series of suspensions, Warith D. Muhammad was restored to the Nation of Islam in 1969. His father, Elijah Muhammad, restored him to ministry in 1974, giving him freedom to preach what he pleased. On February 25, 1975, Elijah Muhammad died of congestive heart failure. The following day the Nation held its annual Savior’s Day Rally in honor of Elijah Muhammad. There they pronounced Warith D. Muhammad as the new leader. W. D. Fard had actually chosen Warith before he was born, by predicting that Elijah Muhammad’s next child would be a boy and would succeed his father.
Under the leadership of Warith D. Muhammad, the former Nation of Islam has become an orthodox community of Sunni Muslims. From the moment he took over as leader, he sought to align the doctrine of the organization with the Quran. He did away with Elijah Muhammad’s doctrine of racial separation. He struggled to dismantle the cult-like structure. He also restored Malcolm X to a position of honor, naming a mosque after him. Warith began honoring the Constitution and encouraging participation in the political process. Most of the real estate holdings were quickly sold off. He redefined W.D. Fard as a ‘wise man’, and began to teach the five pillars of orthodox Islam. The name of the organization was changed to the Bilillian Community and later to the World Community Al-Islam in the West (WCIW). Although Warith opened the WCIW to people of all races, its membership remained predominantly Black. They continue to be known as Bilillians. Billal was an Ethiopian Muslim who was born in Circa in 600 AD. Billal was so firm in his convictions that when punished by his slave master after refusing to denounce Islam, he cried, ‘Ahad, Ahad’ (One, only one God).(17)
Imam Warith D. Muhammad made greater attempts to foster better relations with the United States government and foreign Islamic governments. His most comprehensive changes were in the realm of the family and the roles of women.
In a 1979 interview with Clifton Marsh, Warith D. Muhammad explained some of his views on women in Islam. ‘Women in the Nation of Islam had a subordinate role to men. Warith D. Muhammad has changed that role, and in many cases, women are placed over men in administrative roles’.(18) The new structure in the WCIW does not make distinctions based on sex. In the mind of the imam, there was no religious justification for such rigid divisions between men and women. Imam Muhammad studied the role of women in Arabia during the time of the prophet Muhammad. He concluded that the right of women to equal education was protected under Islamic law. He justified the new status of women in the WCIW by saying, ‘We cannot make any distinction between men and women in terms of intelligence, spirituality or moral nature. Women are equal to men and they are not to be treated any differently’.(19)
Girls’ training courses were changed from home economics to general intellectual development. Women were free to seek employment outside of the home. ‘I have looked at the role of women…in the light of what the prophet Muhammad did, to give more freedom, more equality to women’. He noted that women at the time of the prophet owned businesses, employed men, and had equal rights to education. He added that if women pursue higher education, ‘how can we expect them to stay home? What is all this education for? You can’t keep her at home nursing babies’.(20) This new teaching was a radical departure from the teachings of the Nation of Islam. It also deviated from the traditional expression of Islam in the Middle East.
When asked where he saw the WCIW in the year 2000, Imam Muhammad replied, ‘I hope Muslims will be so comfortable in America that they won’t have to introduce any structure or anything, just be American Muslims’. This vision has been fulfilled. The structure of the WCIW continued to diminish in scope. The name of the sect was changed to the American Muslim Mission. Their publication The American Muslim Journal was discontinued in 1984. The group was decentralized and absorbed into a larger body of Muslims in 1985, and Warith D. Muhammad became recognized as an Islamic leader by Muslim people of all national origins.
The Old Time Religion
In 1970, toward the closing years of Elijah Muhammad’s leadership, a splinter group broke with the Nation of Islam and founded Calistron. This first group saw the need to be more nationalistic than the parent group. However, by 1980, Calistron had disintegrated.
In spite of the restructuring which took place under Warith Muhammad, four reactionary factions within the Bilillian Community remained. They resisted the changes and held to the doctrine of Elijah Muhammad, ‘the old time religion’.
The leader of the second splinter group was Silas Muhammad. In 1976 he broke with Warith Muhammad and founded the Lost, Found Nation of Islam. He restored all of Elijah Muhammad’s myths and teachings.
The leader of the third splinter group was a former national spokesman for the WCIW, Louis Adul Farrakhan. Farrakhan broke with Warith Muhammad in December of 1977. He now refers to himself as the national spokesman for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. His Black separatist organization first used the name Original Nation of Islam, but is now also known as the Nation of Islam. Minister Farrakhan has received a great deal of media attention for his inflammatory statements. Reporters continue to ask Mr. Farrakhan about his alleged anti-Semitism. In reality, the doctrine to which Farrakhan subscribes classifies all White people, Jews and Gentiles, as devils.
The leader of the fourth splinter group was John Muhammad. In 1978 he broke with Warith Muhammad and founded another Nation of Islam.
The leader of the fifth splinter group was Caliph Emanuel. In 1978 he broke with Warith Muhammad and founded yet another Nation of Islam.
Other Islamic Groups
Some Islamic groups sprang up without growing out of the Moorish Temple of Science. Among them are the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, USA and the Nubian Islamic Hebrews. The Nubians generally address themselves to issues of African-American identity, while the Ahmadiyya generally do not.
The Ahmadiyya Movement itself started in India in 1889. Its founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, saw himself as the Madhi (the Messianic savior of Islam). His aim was to bring reformation and revival to Islam. Ahmad’s beliefs were expressed in his book Barahim-i-Ahmadtah.
Dr. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq brought the Ahmadiyya movement to the United States in 1921. Muhammad’s original intention was to convert Islamic immigrants to the movement, but he experienced great success among African-Americans.
In terms of evangelism, the Ahmadiyyas are among the most aggressive Islamic denomination. Because of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s claim to be the Madhi, the Ahmadiyyas are not regarded as truly Islamic by orthodox sects.
The Nubian Islamic Hebrews were founded in New York City in 1970 by Muhammad Ahmed ibn Abd’ullah. He was Sudanese and his followers believed him to be the Khaliyfa, the expected successor to the prophet Muhammad.
The Nubian Islamic Hebrews believe that the origin of the Nubian [Black] race goes back to Adam and Eve [Hawwah]. They have developed their own twist on ‘the curse of Ham myth’. For them, Ham tried to commit sodomy with his drunk and naked father, Noah. The result was Noah’s curse upon Canaan, which turned his skin pale. Thus the Canaanites became the father of all pale-skinned races. Some Nubians intermarried with the outcast children of Canaan and produced the Chinese, East Indians, Eskimos, Indonesians, Japanese, Koreans, Malayans, Pakistanis, and Sicilians. Though these races are mixed, they are regarded as Black.
The Nubian Islamic Hebrews also believe that two additional nations came from Ibraahiym [Abraham]. They were the descendants of Ishmael (the Ishmaelites) and the decedents of Isaac (the Israelites). Like the Israelites who were in Egyptian bondage, the Ishmaelites were held in American bondage for over 400 years. Out of this experience came the Nubians [Black people] of North America and the Caribbean. Because of their parallel experience with the Israelites, the American Nubians consider themselves to be Hebrews.
They believe that the beginning of their sect in 1970 was the opening of the seventh seal in Revelation 81. Basically the theology of the Nubian Islamic Hebrews is a mix of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish beliefs. Their current leader is As Siddid Al Imaan, Isa Al Haahi Al Madhi, the great-grandson of the founder Muhammad Ahmed ibn Abd’ullah.
The Present Situation
Today the Islamic sects are all challenging the African-American church for the minds of the next generation. Because of Islam’s emphasis on external religious practices, African-American adherents tend to operate on their internal instincts, which are essentially Christian. If the church takes the Muslim challenge seriously and theologically addresses the issues of dignity, African identity and global significance, then there is the potential of a great harvest among these Muslims. If the church fails to take the challenge seriously, then the Muslim presence will become a Muslim dominance and this will be a scourge upon the church.
As we have repeatedly stated, the Satanist believes that numbers contain inherent power.
Thus, they literally order their lives by occult numerology – such numerology also is a key component in astrology, another system of divining that Satanists observe very closely. The occult calendar is divided into four (4) segments of 13 weeks each.
The number, “13” is considered divine by the occultist for a couple of reasons:
- The Bible assigns ‘13‘ the meaning of “rebellion against constituted authority”, plus the depravity that caused Satan to rebel against God.
- The occultist assigns ‘6‘ to represent the number of man, and the number ‘7‘ to represent the number of divine perfection. Thus, as a person climbs that “Jacob’s Ladder” toward self-perfection in the realm of the occult, the number ‘13‘ represents the state of divine perfection, self-achieved perfection, and Illumination (6+7 = 13).
Thus, the occult calendar is comprised of four periods of 13 weeks each. We list these periods for you, below.
Then, after listing them, we shall come back to talk about each of them in detail.
1. Winter Solstice – 13 weeks – Minor sabbath
a. December 21 – Yule
b. December 21-22 – Winter Solstice/Yule. One of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
c. February 1 and 2 – Candlemas and Imbolg, a.k.a. Groundhog’s Day. One of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
d. February 14 – Valentine’s Day
2. Spring Equinox – 13 weeks – Minor sabbath but does require human sacrifice
a. March 21-22 – Goddess Ostara – Note: Easter is the first Sunday after the first new moon after Ostara. March 21 is one of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
b. April 1 – All Fool’s Day, precisely 13 weeks since New Year’s Day!
c. April 19 – May 1 – Blood Sacrifice To The Beast. Fire sacrifice is required on April 19.
d. April 30 – May 1 – Beltaine Festival, also called Walpurgis Night. This is the highest day on the Druidic Witch’s Calendar. May 1 is the Illuminati’s second most sacred holiday. Human sacrifice is required
3. Summer Solstice – 13 weeks – When the sun reaches its northernmost point in its journey across the sky
a. June 21 – 22 – Summer Solstice
b. June 21 – Litha is one of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
c. July 4, America’s Independence Day, is 13 days after Day of Litha and 66 days from April 30
d. July 19 – 13 days before Lughnasa
e. July 31 – August 1 – Lughnasa, Great Sabbat Festival. August – One of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
4. Autumnal Equinox – 13 weeks – Minor Sabbath but does require human sacrifice
a. September 21 – Mabon – one of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
b. September 21 -22 – Autumnal Equinox
c. October 31 – Samhain, also known as Halloween, or All Hallows Eve. This date is the Illuminati’s highest day of human sacrifice
Isn’t it interesting how the “profane” – you and me – are led like a flock of sheep to observe the important festival days of the Mysteries’ Religion?
You may not understand that you are ordering your year after pagan holidays, but you are! The annual calendar for the entire Western world is ordered by these Satanic festival times and days.
Now that we have seen the entire occult calendar, let us go back to the significant holidays to see how the Western world has slipped into a worship of the same pagan holidays and are using many of the same pagan symbols that are so important to the pagan worshipper.
The human sacrifice required during many of these occult dates needs to contain the following elements, each one of which is exaggerated to the highest possible degree:
1. Trauma, stress, and mental anguish, sheer terror
2. The final act in the drama should be destruction by a fire; preferably a conflagration.
3. People must die as human sacrifices, especially children, since Lord Satan looks upon a younger human sacrifice as his most desirable
SPECIFIC DATES WITHIN…
THE OCCULT CALENDAR
1. Winter Solstice – 13 weeks
a. December 21- 22
Yule – When the sun begins its northward trek in the sky, and days began to grow longer again, pagans celebrated the Winter Solstice by burning the Yule log.
Since the sun had reversed itself and was now rising in the sky, pagans believed this was a sign that the human sacrifices carried out in Samhain (Halloween) had been accepted by the gods.
We continue to sing:
“Deck the halls with boughs of holly … troll the ancient Yuletide carol … See the blazing Yule before us. Fa la la la la la la la.”
[“Pagan Traditions of the Holidays”, David Ingraham, p. 71]
The Roman Catholic Church later changed the day of celebration to December 25, calling it Christmas.
Consider the pagan roots of our popular symbols of Christmas:
(1) Christmas Tree – The sacred tree of the winter-god; Druids believed the spirit of their gods resided in the tree. Most ancient pagans knew the tree represented Nimrod reincarnated into Tammuz! Pagans also looked upon the tree as a phallic symbol.
(2) Star – Pentalpha, the five-pointed star. The pentalpha is a powerful symbol of Satan, second only to the hexagram. The star is the sacred symbol of Nimrod, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Christianity.
(3) Candles represent the sun-gods’ newly-born fire. Pagans the world over love and use candles in their rituals and ceremonies. Certain colors are also thought to represent specific powers. The extensive use of candles is usually a very good indication that the service is pagan, no matter what the outward trappings might be.
(4) Mistletoe is the sacred plant of the Druids, symbolizing pagan blessings of fertility; thus, kissing under the mistletoe is the first step in the reproductive cycle! Witches also use the white berries in potions.
(5) Wreaths are circular, and so they represent the female sexual organs. Wreaths are associated with fertility and the “circle of life”.
(6) Santa Claus – Former Satanists have told me that “Santa” is an anagram for “Satan“. In the New Age, the god, “Sanat Kamura“, is most definitely an anagram for “Satan“. The mythical attributes and powers ascribed to Santa are eerily close to those possessed by Jesus Christ.
(7) Reindeer are horned animals representing the “horned-god” or the “stag-god” of pagan religion! Santa’s traditional number of reindeer in his team is eight (8); in Satanic gematria, eight is the number of “new beginnings”, or the cycle of reincarnation. The Illuminati views the number “eight” as a symbol of their New World Order.
(8) Elves are imp-like creatures who are Santa’s (Satan’s) little helpers. They are also demons.
(9) Green and Red are the traditional colors of the season, as they are the traditional pagan colors of winter. Green is Satan’s favorite color, so it is appropriate it should be one of the traditional colors for Christmas; red is the color of human blood, Satan’s highest form of sacrifice – for this reason, Communism adopted red as it main color!
(10) December 25 is known as the “nativity” of the sun. This date is the birthday of Tammuz, the son, the reincarnation of the sun god. Traditionally, December 21 is known as Yule. The Roman Catholic Church moved the celebration of Yule to December 25.
(11) December 25 is also known to the Romans as “Saturnalia“, a time of deliberate debauchery. Drinking through repeated toasting – known as ‘wassail’ – was a key to the debauchery of this celebration. Fornication was symbolized by the mistletoe, and the entire event was finished with a Great Feast, the Christmas Dinner.
(12) Even the name, “Christmas” is pagan! “Christi” meant “Christ“, while “Mas” meant Mass. Since all pagan Masses are commemorating “death”, the name, “Christmas” literally means the “death of Christ“. A deeper meaning lies in the mention of “Christ” without specifying Jesus. Thus, Antichrist is in view here; the pagans celebrate “Christmas” as a celebration of their coming Antichrist, who will deal a death blow to the Jesus Christ of Christianity.
Early American Christian Pilgrims refused to celebrate this day.
b. February 1 and 2
Candlemas and Imbolg, popularly called Groundhog’s Day.
The popular “Punxsutawney Phil” groundhog comes out of his burrow to divine the next few weeks of weather. If he sees his shadow, we will have 6 more weeks of bad weather until Spring finally arrives; if he does not see his shadow, the next 7 weeks before Spring will be good weather. Notice this pagan tradition features both the number ‘6’ and ‘7’, which when added, equals ’13’.
What most people do not realize is that the pagan view of Groundhog’s Day (Imbolg) represents the Earth Mother.
Consider these uncanny parallels between the Groundhog and the Earth Mother:
1. As the Earth goddess sleeps inside the earth during the winter season, so does the Groundhog
2. Both the Earth goddess and the Groundhog bridge the two time periods: Winter and Spring
3. Both the goddess and the Groundhog are “earth” creatures
4. Both the goddess and the Groundhog “awaken” in Springtime
5. Both the Earth goddess and the Groundhog complete the “cycle of reincarnation”
6. Annually, both the Earth goddess and the Groundhog represent the cycle of “rebirth” and “renewal”
The name, “Groundhog” was substituted for the Satanic name of the holiday, Imbolg, a night requiring human sacrifice.
c. February 14
Valentine’s Day – is a pagan festival that encourages love and physical lust.
It is celebrated precisely 13 days after Imbolg, thus imprinting upon it the number ’13’, Satan’s number of extreme rebellion. While most people view this day as the day to honor your wife or your lover, this celebration is steeped in paganism
Consider the camouflaged occult gods in Valentine’s Day:
1. Cupid, the son of Venus, is really Tammuz, son of Semiramis
2. Venus, daughter of Jupiter, is really Semiramis herself. Jupiter is the head deity, a sun god – Nimrod, Semiramis’ husband, is considered a sun god in the Babylonian Mysteries.
Listen to a pagan author describe February, the month in which Valentine’s Day falls.
“The name of this month comes from the Roman goddess Februa and St. Febronia (from Febris, the fever of love). She is the patroness of the passion of love … Her orgiastic rites are celebrated on 14 February – still observed as St. Valentine’s Day – when, in Roman times, young men would draw billets naming their female partners…
This is a time of clear vision into other worlds, expressed by festivals of purification. On 1 February is the celebration of the cross-quarter day, or fire festival (Imbolc) a purificatory festival. It is followed on the 2nd by its Christian counterpart, Candlemas, the purification of the Virgin Mary.”
[“The Pagan Book of Days”, Nigel Pennick]
Valentine’s Day is a day of “orgiastic rites” in which the pagans encouraged the flow of lustful passion.
2. Spring Equinox – 13 weeks
Minor Sabbath but does require human sacrifice
a. March 21-22
Goddess Ostara (Ishtar, also spelled, “Eostre”), for whom “Easter” is named – March 21 is one of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
Easter is a shifting date using the common practice of Astrology; it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first new moon after Ostara.
This date also has nothing to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! Rather, this day in the pagan tradition celebrates the return of Semiramis into her reincarnated form of the Spring Goddess. The pagans even have an equivalent to our Good Friday! It is “Easter Friday”, and has historically been timed to be the third full moon from the start of the year. Since the marrying of pagan Easter to Jesus’ resurrection, Good Friday is permanently fixed on the Friday prior to Easter.
Easter is steeped in the Babylonian Mysteries, the single most evil idolatrous system ever invented by Satan!
All throughout the prophetic Scriptures, we see God declaring His final judgment upon wicked Babylon! Yet, every year, Christian pastors intone “Easter” as though it were Christian. Many Independent Baptist preachers have begun referring to this day celebrating Jesus‘ resurrection as “Resurrection Sunday”, in order to separate the day from the pagan celebration.
The Babylonian goddess, Ishtar, is the one for whom Easter is named; [“Pagan Traditions of Holidays”, p. 9] in reality, she was Semiramis, wife of Nimrod, and the real founder of the Satanic Babylonian Mysteries. After Nimrod died, Semiramis created the legend that he was really her Divine Son born to her in a Virgin Birth. She is considered to be the co-founder of all occult religions, along with Nimrod.
Easter – the day of Ishtar – is celebrated widely among various cultures and religions on earth.
1. Babylon – Ishtar (Easter) also called the Moon Goddess
2. Catholics – Virgin Mary (Queen of Heaven)
3. Chinese – Shingmoo
4. Druids – Virgo Paritura
5. Egypt – Isis
6. The Pagan Ephesians – Dianna
7. Etruscans – Nutria
8. Germans (Ancient) – Hertha
9. Greeks – Aphrodite/Ceres
10. India – Isi/Indrani
11. Ancient Jews – Ashtaroth (Queen of Heaven)
12. Krishna – Devaki
13. Rome – Venus/Fortuna
14. Scandinavians – Disa
15. Sumerians – Nana
[“America’s Occult Holidays“, Doc Marquis and Sam Pollard]
The Babylonians celebrated the day as the return of Ishtar (Easter), the goddess of Spring.
This day celebrated the rebirth, or reincarnation, of Nature and the goddess of Nature. According to Babylonian legend, a huge egg fell from heaven, landing in the Euphrates River. The goddess, Ishtar (Easter) broke out of this egg. Later, the feature of an egg nesting was introduced, a nest where the egg could incubate until hatched. A “wicker” or reed basket was conceived in which to place the Ishtar egg.
The Easter Egg Hunt was conceived because, if anyone found her egg while she was being “reborn”, she would bestow a blessing upon that lucky person! Because this was a joyous Spring festival, eggs were colored with bright Spring colors. [Ibid.]
The Easter Bunny
“The Goddess’ totem, the Moon-hare, would lay eggs for good children to eat… Eostre’s hare was the shape that Celts imagined on the surface of the full moon…”
[“Pagan Traditions of Holidays”, p. 10.]
Do not bother to tell me that bunnies do not lay eggs, for I know that; we are dealing with a legend here, and an occult legend at that. These types of legends traditionally play loose and fast with facts.
Thus, “Easter” – Eostre, or Ishtar – was a goddess of fertility. Since the bunny is a creature that procreates quickly, it symbolized the sexual act; the egg symbolized “birth” and “renewal”. Together, the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg symbolizes the sex act and its offspring, Semiramis and Tammuz.
Thus, it is a very serious spiritual matter, indeed, when christian churches incorporate “Resurrection Eggs” as part of their Easter celebration. At the very least, these churches are confusing the minds of their precious young children, by blurring the dividing line between pagan symbols and their meanings and Christian meanings of Resurrection Day. Young children who participated in “Resurrection Eggs” in church will be conditioned later in their life to accept the fullness of the pagan tradition revolving around the same symbols.
At worst, a church participating in the pagan Easter tradition by promoting “Resurrection Eggs” and perhaps an Easter Egg Hunt, is guilty of combining Christianity with paganism, the very lethal cocktail the Lord Jesus will always reject!
Remember our key verse:
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing”
If your church has “Resurrection Eggs”, that is a church you should consider leaving immediately; if the Senior Pastor is Liberal enough to use “Resurrection Eggs” in his Resurrection Day celebrations, he is probably Liberal in Doctrine and Theology, but may not be far enough along for you to see it yet.
Other Pagan Ingredients
Easter Offerings are derived from the tradition where the priests and priestesses would bring offerings to the pagan temples for Easter.
They brought freshly-cut Spring flowers and candies to place on the altar of the idol they worshipped. They would also bake Hot Cross Buns, decorating them with crosses symbolizing the cross of Wotan, or some other pagan god; these crosses were not originally the cross of Jesus Christ.
This is another instance where Satan counterfeited a pagan tradition that could later be passed off as “Christian” in a church seriously compromised by Syncretization.
In fact, the first instance of Hot Cross Buns can be traced back to about 1,500 BC, to Cecrops, the Founder of Athens [Marquis, p. 18] Later pagans used not just the shape of a Pentalpha star, but also the Hot Cross Bun.
Another popular Easter offering were freshly made or purchased clothes! The priests would wear their best clothes, while the Vestal Virgins would wear newly-made white dresses. They would also wear headgear, like bonnets, while many would adorn themselves in garlands of Spring flowers. They would carry wicker baskets filled with foods and candies to offer to the pagan gods and goddesses.
Easter Sunrise Services were originated by the priest serving the Babylonian Ishtar to symbolically hasten the reincarnation of Ishtar/Easter. Once again, we see how Satan knew that Jesus’ rising from the grave would be discovered in the early sunrise hours, and that the Christian Church would want to hold Sunrise Services to celebrate.
Satan and his demons know and believe God’s Word and its prophecies literally, and they are allowed a certain amount of foreknowledge. Just as Satan counterfeited the Divine birth of a male child to a Virgin Mother fully 1,000 years before Jesus was actually born, so he counterfeited this Sunrise Service.
Lent is purely pagan, and yet has been accepted by the Roman Catholic Church and apostate christian churches as “christian”. If the church you are attending celebrates Lent, you need to inform the Senior Pastor of the pagan roots of this tradition; if he will not listen you should leave that church, for if they will accept Lent as “Christian”, you can bet they are very Liberal in critical Biblical areas as well.
Lent is a commemoration of Tammuz’ death; the legend of his death says that he was killed by a wild boar when he was 40 years old. Therefore, Lent celebrates 1 day for each year of Tammuz’ life. [Marquis, “America’s Occult Holidays”] Participants are to express their sorrow over Tammuz’ untimely death by weeping, fasting, and self-chastisement.
Lent was commemorated for exactly 40 days prior to the celebration of Ishtar/Esotre and other goddesses by the following cultures: Babylonians, Roman Catholics, Koordistan, Mexicans, Ancient Israel, and today, Liberal, apostate Protestant churches.
We can see God’s anger over this commemoration of Lent in Ezekiel 8:14-18; God’s judgment for this commemoration is described in Ezekiel 9, a chapter we suggest you read carefully, for God has stated that He will similarly punish any nation who does not “hear and obey” His commands (Jeremiah 12:17).
b. April 1
– All Fool’s Day, precisely 13 weeks since New Year’s Day!
c. April 19 – May 1
– Blood Sacrifice To The Beast, a most critical 13-day period. Fire sacrifice is required on April 19.
April 19 is the first day of the 13-day Satanic ritual day relating to fire – the fire god, Baal, or Molech/Nimrod (the Sun God), also known as the Roman god, Saturn (Satan/Devil). This day is a major human sacrifice day, demanding fire sacrifice with an emphasis on children. This day is one of the most important human sacrifice days, and as such, has had some very important historic events occur on this day.
Remember, the Illuminati considers war to be a most propitious way to sacrifice, for it kills both children and adults.
Some of the very important historic dates that were staged according to this blood sacrifice day are:
(1). April 19, 1775 – Battle of Lexington & Concord, which made the Masonic-led Revolutionary War inevitable
(2). April 19, 1943 – After trapping the last Jewish Resistance Fighters in a storm drain in Warsaw, and holding them for several days, Nazi Storm Troopers began to pour fire into each end of the storm drain, using flame-throwers. They continued pouring the fire into the drain until all fighters were dead. Blood sacrifice brought about by a fiery conflagration.
(3) April 19, 1993 – 50 years later, to the day, government troops, tanks, and other military equipment stormed the compound of David Koresh and his followers at Waco, Texas. Certainly, this operation fulfilled the basic requirements for a human sacrifice: trauma, fire, and young sacrificial victims.
(4) April 19, 1995 – Oklahoma City bombing – Once again, many young children were killed this day
April 19 of any year in the 20th Century is a day of fearful contemplation, for it seems that, as we head into the final stretch of time, Satan is becoming more and more bold, and is using April 19 more often.
d. April 30 – May 1
– Beltaine Festival, also called “Walpurgis Night“.
This is the highest day on the Druidic Witch’s Calendar, while May 1 is the Illuminati’s second most sacred holiday. Human sacrifice is required. Since the celebration officially began the night before Beltaine, the tradition has developed among occultists to celebrate Beltaine as a 2-day ceremony. This tradition was strong enough that Adolf Hitler decided to kill himself on April 30 at 3:30pm, thus creating a “333” and placing his suicide sacrifice within the Beltaine time frame.
Great bonfires are lit on the Eve of Beltaine, April 30, in order to welcome the Earth Goddess. Participants hope to gain favor with this goddess so she will bless their families with procreative fertility. We find it interesting that the Royal House of Windsor lights a Beltaine “Balefire” every year [“America’s Occult Holidays”, Doc Marquis, p. 30]
The “Maypole” originated from the celebration of Beltaine. Since fertility is being asked of the Earth Goddess, the Maypole is the phallic symbol and the circular dance around the pole forms the circle that is symbolic of the female sex organ.
Four six-foot alternating red and white ribbons were connected to the pole; the men would dance counterclockwise, while the ladies danced clockwise. The union of the intertwining red and white ribbons symbolized the act of copulation – remember, this is a “fertility” celebration day!
To demonstrate their occult, Illuminist ties, Communists have always celebrated “May Day”. If you have not been taught how the Illuminati created Communism, and for which purpose, you need to hear our Seminar 2, “America Determines The Flow of History”.
3. Summer Solstice – 13 weeks
When the sun reaches its northernmost point in its journey across the sky
June 21 – 22 – Summer Solstice
b. June 21 – Litha is one of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
c. July 4, America’s Independence Day, is 13 days after Day of Litha and 66 days from April 30
d. July 19 – 13 days before Lughnasa
e. July 31 – August 1 – Lughnasa, Great Sabbat Festival. August – One of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
4. Autumnal Equinox – 13 weeks
Minor Sabbath but does require human sacrifice
a. September 21
Mabon – one of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights
b. September 21 -22 – Autumnal Equinox
From this date through Halloween, occultists believe the veil separating the earthly dimension from the demonic realm gets progressively thinner, with the thinnest night being October 31; this thinning of the separating veil makes it easier for the demonic realm to enter the earthly dimension.
Thus, on Halloween, evil spirits, ghosts, witches, hobgoblins, black cats, fairies, and demons of all sorts were believed to be running amok across the land. They had to be back in their spiritual dimension before midnight, Halloween, for the separating veil would then get thicker.
Once again, I reiterate, this is occult belief, not mine! October is a most propitious month to the Illuminati.
c. October 31 – Samhain
Also known as Halloween, or All Hallows Eve as designated by the Catholic Church. This date is the Illuminati’s highest day of human sacrifice
Halloween has been changed over the past 30 years in two important ways. First, children have been encouraged to participate by donning such inoffensive costumes as Barbie, Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman. Secondly, adult costuming and parties have reached a tremendous apex and has become a most macabre day of celebration.
Historically, Halloween is the deadliest holiday ever celebrated in human history. This Satanic night is dedicated to the Celtic Lord of the Dead, also symbolized by the Horned-god and the Stag-god. The Druids celebrated Samhain as a 3-day fire festival, building huge bonfires, thought to ward off demons that roamed around; additionally, the fires provided the means by which the required human sacrifice would be presented to the sun god. In enormous wicker baskets, the priests caged both human and animal sacrifices, which they then lowered into the flames.
The priests would carefully watch the manner in which the victim died in order to predict whether the future held good or evil. [“Pagan Traditions of the Holidays”, p. 71]
Origin of Popular Halloween Traditions
Sweets and Trick or Treat
This pagan practice is over 2,000 years old. For the sake of their safety and well-being, people put outside their home sweets, the best mutton legs, vegetables, eggs, and poultry, honey and even wine, so the wandering evil spirits would consume them on their way back to the netherworld.
Failure to “treat” these evil spirits might result in a curse being put on the home!
The people literally believed that, when these spirits came to your door, they would trick you if you did not treat them.
“The American version of Halloween came from Ireland … The potato famine in 1840 brought thousands of immigrants from the Emerald Isle. With them came goblins, jack-0-lanterns, bonfires, apples, nuts, and pranks …
The Irish are also responsible for bringing trick or treating to great popularity in America. In Ireland on October 31, peasants went from house to house to receive offerings to their Druid god, Muck Olla. This procession stopped at each house to tell the farmer his prosperity was due to the benevolence of Muck Olla … or else misfortune might befall the farmer and his crops.
ew farmers risked any such displeasure of the pagan deity, so the procession returned home with eggs, butter, potatoes, and in some cases, coins … To the Irish farmers this was no joke; they greatly feared the Celtic god might destroy their homes and barns … Trick or treat is part of this pagan heritage.”
[“Pagan Traditions of the Holidays”. p. 78-79].
People would also take burning wisps from the bonfire and wave them around to frighten the many evil spirits roaming the earth; in case the burning wisp alone would not work, revelers clothed themselves in the most hideous and terrifying costumes.
These people believed that, if you dressed in a terrifying costume and went trooping around with the spirits all night, they would think you were one of them and would leave you alone.
[“Halloween and Satanism”, Phil Philips, p. 26-27]
Satan’s obsession with fire has produced human obsession with building huge bonfires. As we stated earlier, these bonfires were practical, in that they provided the means by which the priests sacrificed the human and animal sacrifices so crucial to Halloween.
When the last fires died out, people would race each other down the hills shouting,
“The Devil gets the last one down”.
[Philips, p. 27-28]
Samhain (Halloween) was also the time to engage the Devil’s assistance in divining the future. Questions concerning marriage, luck, health, and the time of one’s death were most popular subjects of divination.
In Scotland, young people assembled for games and pulled shoots out of the ground to ascertain which of them would marry during the coming year, and in what order the marriages should occur.
Snap Apple Night
Apples have long been a token of love and fertility.
At Halloween parties, people bobbed for apples in tubs of water. If a boy came up with an apple between his teeth, he was assured of the love of his girl. The Snap Apple game was one in which the boys delighted. Each boy, in his turn, would spring up to attempt to bite an apple that was being twirled on the end of a stick; the first boy to succeed would be the first to marry.
Apple seeds were also used to tell fortunes. Peeling an apple in one long piece was supposed to tell a young girl about her future. The girl would swing the apple peal three times around her head, then throw it over her left shoulder.
If the peeling fell unbroken, the girl would examine the shape into which it fell to see if she could ascertain the initials of her future husband!
Witch’s Familiar Spirits
Owls, bats, cats and toads are an essential part of Halloween, and for a very good reason: they are known as “the witch’s familiars”.
A divining familiar was the species of animal whose shape Satan would assume to aid the witch in divining the future. A witch would closely watch the animal’s movements – whether slow or fast – and she would see the direction in which the animal moved and the kinds of sounds it made, in order to foretell the length of life and/or an impending illness.
Other “familiar spirit” shapes include hens, geese, small dogs, rats, butterflies, wasps crickets, and snails. Witches considered these creatures to be demon-possessed and controlled.
If you look closely at most Halloween decorations, you will see these animals, but now you know they represent demon possessed creatures! [“Pagan Traditions of Holidays”, p. 75-76]
Jack-O-Lantern and Trick-or-Treat
Various names for Jack-O-Lantern were ‘Lantern Men’, ‘Hob-O-Langer’, and “Will-O-The-Wisp”.
The ‘Lantern Men’ got their name from pale eerie lights that appeared over bogs and marshes in England. These ghostly lights, which bobbed along like a lantern in someone’s hand, were called ‘Corpse Candles’. Candles were said to be signals from the souls of men lost at sea.
[“Halloween and Satanism”, Philips, p. 33-34]
Celts often hollowed out a turnip and carved a grotesque face on it to fool demons. They carried such lanterns to light their way in the dark and to ward off evil spirits … While the turnip continues to be popular in Europe today, the pumpkin has replaced it in America. ‘Jack’ is a nickname for ‘John’, which is a common slang word meaning ‘man’. Jack-O-Lanterns literally means ‘man with a lantern’.
[Pagan Traditions of the Holidays”, p. 79-80]
The Druids originated the practice of hollowing out the Jack-O-Lanterns and filling them with human fat.
Whenever a raiding party came to a home to demand of the husband that someone inside be surrendered as a human sacrifice, they would light a Jack-O-Lantern filled with human fat; if the husband relented and provided one of his loved ones as a sacrifice, the Druid party would leave Jack-O-Lantern on the porch.
This lantern would be tell the other raiding parties and the demonic host that this party had surrendered a human for sacrifice and that the remaining people inside were to be left alone. Guaranteeing that no one else in the house would be killed that night was the “Treat”.
If the husband refused to surrender one of his loved ones, a “Trick” would be placed upon the house. The members of the raiding party would draw a large hexagram using human blood on the front door; they got the blood for the hexagram from a dead body they dragged around with them using a cabletow.
The demonic host would be attracted to this hexagram and would invade the house, causing one or more of the inhabitants to either go insane or die from fright.
[“America’s Occult Holidays”, p. 20]
This is the true origin of “Trick-or-Treat” and the Jack-O-Lantern. Do you really want to take your kids “Trick-or-Treating”?
Forbidden Practices Specially Associated With Halloween
God lists Satanic practices that He absolutely forbids, on the pain of death!
Every one of them is uniquely associated with Halloween!
1. Enchantment – Act of influencing by charms and incantation using the practice of magical arts.
2. Witchcraft – Dealing with demonic spirits, using their prescribed methods, commonly called rituals and the “magick arts”. The Bible forbids it, as in Galatians 5:19-20. Today, thanks to “Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, witchcraft is skyrocketing in popularity. TV shows that depict witches are “Bewitched” and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, to just mention a couple. Go to a video store sometime and walk down the “Horror” aisle, where you will see the popularity of Witchcraft in America today.
3. Sorcery – Use of power gained from the prescribed rituals demanded by the demonic host. Once the witch or wizard performs the particular ritual correctly, the demonic host is required to provide the power to accomplish that action desired by the witch.
4. Divination – Fortune telling and seeing into the future. God wants us to trust in Him and His power, and not worry about tomorrow. Satan, on the other hand, loves to get people consumed by the idea that they can know what lies ahead of them.
5. Wizardry – The art or practices of a wizard, sorcery. A wizard or witch is one skilled in the magick arts, a sorcerer.
6. Necromancy – Communication with the dead. Specifically, conjuring up the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events.
7. Charm – The practice of putting a spell on someone in order to change or control their mind and/or behavior. Wizards love to get their enemies “one-on-one” because they can “charm” them through the use of ritual done before the meeting, and by the demonic host residing within him.
Adolf Hitler followed this practice closely as he dealt with the leaders of Europe, Britain, and Russia. British Prime Minister Chamberlain was totally charmed by Hitler as he sought to appease the German dictator in Munich in 1938; Chamberlain was so totally “charmed” by Hitler, he enthusiastically proclaimed after returning from Munich that he had achieved “peace in our time”.
When dealing with a powerful member of the Illuminati, do not attempt to meet with him, nor place any confidence in the testimony of people who have met with him. A “charm” ritual is easily performed and results in the leader exuding confidence, character, and sincerity they most assuredly do not possess.
8. Stargazing or Astrology – Divination of the supposed influence of the stars and other heavenly bodies upon human lives and the affairs of nations. Occultists literally order their lives according to Astrology and numerics.
9. Soothsaying – foretelling events and prophesying through a spirit other than the Holy Spirit.
10. Prognostication – To foretell from signs and symptoms, also prophesying without the Holy Spirit.
11. Magic – Tapping into the power of the demonic realm through the use of prescribed ritual so that the action carried out is accomplished through demonic power.
All these activities are uniquely associated with the activities and traditions of Halloween!
Christians have no business participating in Halloween. To do so is to act against a great number of Scriptures in which God uses the strongest possible language to forbid it. In fact, in most instances, God decreed that people practicing these activities be put to death!
Yet, we see many churches having Halloween parties in which many of these pagan practices are followed! The Apostle Paul gave us strong warning that should stop us dead in our tracks.
“Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments for these sins, for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion and disobedience.”
Stop listening to people giving you “empty excuses and groundless arguments for these sins”, for if you go ahead and participate in this most evil holiday, God shall surely not look away.
One final note on Halloween: if you have been paying attention, you will know that these practices form the heart and soul of the Harry Potter novels and movies. Harry Potter is a wizard, and he comes from a family of witches and wizards [Generational Witchcraft].
His entire existence within these novels revolves around the Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, where Harry and his friends learn all of these 11 forbidden practices.
Pre-Vedic (ca. 6000 – 3000 BCE)
The history of yoga may go back anywhere from five to eight thousand years ago, depending on the perspective of the historian. It evolved wholly in the land of India, and while it is supposed by some scholars that yogic practices were originally the domain of the indigenous, non-Aryan (and pre-Vedic) peoples, it was first clearly expounded in the great Vedic shastras (religious texts).
Pre-Vedic findings are taken, by some commentators, to show that “yoga” existed in some form well before the establishment of Aryan culture in the north Indian subcontinent.
“… It is important that you understand balanced spiritual development in Integral meditation. For this reason, we will go over the role of Nada Yoga in spiritual development. We have explicated Nada Yoga practice in greater depth in our workshop, “The Way of the Heart.” We will review and build upon those insights here.”
Yoga is from the Sankrit word Yug, meaning “union” (with the Divine, your higher “SELF”). Yoga is a path for transcending the ordinary mind (who you think you are) in order to merge with your “higher SELF” or “God SELF.” Yoga means “to yoke” — to yoke with Brahman (i.e., the “Infinite,” the “Universal Spirit,” the impersonal force that the Hindus call “God”) via the realization of an altered state of consciousness, thereby theoretically releasing oneself from the bondage of endless reincarnation. Yoga comes out of the Hindu Vedas. It can be traced back to Patanjali, who was a religious leader. Shiva, one of Hinduism’s three most powerful gods, was known as “The Destroyer” — he’s called Yogi Swara or the “Lord of Yoga.”
– Consider the following portion of an article from a secular newspaper:
Increasingly the health and wellness industry is being hijacked by a strange mystical spirit. We’re talking about Yoga. Many wrongly believe that Yoga is just fitness or stretching exercises, it is not. Yoga is part of a religion called Hinduism. In Hinduism each Yoga pose is a form of worshipful meditation to one or many of its Hindu gods.
WHERE DOES YOGA COME FROM?
Yoga teachings infiltrated the Western world from India through the New Age philosophy. Don’t for a minute think that Yoga is harmless. As stated above, Yoga is an inherent part of Hindu religion which teaches man and nature are one with divinity. Yoga is about releasing the serpent which they believe is at the base of your spine. These Yoga positions uncoil and awaken the serpent spirit, also known as the Kundalini, and cause it to rise within you and enlighten you. As the serpent in you ascends you gain Chakras. This is very much demonic. Although Kundalini Yoga is popular, as Christians we believe that Yoga is a forbidden practice. The Bible clearly says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”(Exodus 20:3). The Kundalini spirit unleashed by the Yoga deception is a spiritual counterfeit of the Holy Spirit. When you perform Yoga exercises, even when you do so innocently, strange things will start happening to you like: Weird dreams and visions, outer body experiences, clairvoyance, levitation, magic, and other demonics.
Yoga, which releases the Kundalini serpent demon is nothing more than New Age eastern mysticism. According to Wikipedia these are the physical effects of the Kundalini spirit on people practicing difference forms of Yoga.
“Physical effects are believed to be a sign of Kundalini awakening by some, but described as unwanted side effects pointing to a problem rather than progress by others. Some of the more common signs and symptoms of an awakened Kundalini include:”
- Involuntary jerks, tremors, shaking, itching, tingling, and crawling sensations, especially in the arms and legs.
- Energy rushes or feelings of electricity circulating the body.
- Intense heat (sweating) or cold, especially as energy is experienced passing through the chakras.
- Spontaneous pranayama (rapid breathing or hyperventilation), asanas (positions), mudras (hand movements) and bandhas (stiffening of the muscles).
- Visions or sounds at times associated with a particular chakra (mystic visions and prophecy).
- Diminished sexual desire or a state of constant orgasm.
- Emotional purging in which particular emotions become dominant (uncontrollable) for short periods of time.
- Pressure inside the skull and headache
- Bliss, feelings of infinite love and universal connectedness, transcendent awareness.
This is not normal…weird is always weird.
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What’s wrong with Yoga? It is a counterfeit to the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God brings righteousness, real peace and joy. When you can have the real, why do you want the counterfeit?
Be careful with Yoga exercises, poses and positions. Don’t think for a minute “it’s just fitness.” You may unknowingly open yourself up for demon spirits to torment you and your family.
Natural health comes from God, He is the creator of nature not mother earth. Everything He created, He made for our benefit.
…through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:2)
Natural healing is not about Yoga. Yoga has nothing to do with health and wellness. Don’t be deceived if you hear, “Yoga positions are just stretching exercises.” Why not exercise without doing Yoga positions? You can stretch and become lean, fit and lose weight without Yoga.
What is religion? The question reminds me of St. Augustine’s quote about time: “If you do not ask me what time is, I know. If you ask me, I do not know.” It seems the same with religion. Everybody knows what religion is before you ask them. But if you ask them what religion is, they will find it very hard to define!
A dictionary might tell you religion is a “belief in and reverence for a supernatural power…” But this would exclude some forms of Jainism and Buddhism, and that doesn’t seem right. Those traditions share so much with mainstream religions, it would be silly to exclude them.
A better definition was suggested by James Livingston:
Religion is that system of activities and beliefs directed toward that which is perceived to be of sacred value and transforming power.
Religious Cults: The Popular View
What exactly are religious cults? With such a large number of religious organizations and movements in the world today, it’s important to understand what we mean when we start labeling certain groups. The dictionary defines cult as “a system of religious worship or ritual”; “devoted attachment to, or extravagant admiration for, a person, principle, etc.” According to this definition, any believer in any god is a member of a cult. In the popular media, a cult is typically defined as a religious sect whose members are “controlled” by a manipulative organization or individual. This kind of cult is usually portrayed as deceptive, requiring absolute loyalty from its followers. Members are often removed from their prior lives altogether, including their jobs, homes and families. The Hare Krishnas, Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, and Moses David Berg’s Family of Love are some popular examples of this type of cult.