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Apostasy in Prophetic Interpretation
(A sermon to strengthen faith in the
sure word of prophecy)
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A Major Path For Rome Among Many Converging through
Jerusalem to Global Domination By Satan in Person -
the Ultimate Antichrist
(The Roman Catholic Social Doctrine -
Ascendancy of the Roman Catholic dogma in the body
politic of the United States.)
The insight of A. T. Jones
that needs to be kept in mind as Roman Catholic
legislation proliferates throughout America - "The
papacy is very impatient of any restraining bonds"
more . . .
Ellen G. White: "When
the leading churches of the United States, uniting
upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in
common, shall influence the state to enforce their
decrees and to sustain their institutions, then
Protestant America will have formed an image of the
Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil
penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result."
"When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across
the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when
she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with
Spiritualism, when, under the influence of this
threefold union, our country shall repudiate every
principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and
Republican government, and shall make provision for
the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions,
then we may know that the time has come for the
marvelous working of Satan, and that the end is
near." (5T 451.)
Spirit of Prophecy Policy on Family Planning
(For full context cf.
Adventists and Birth Control;
Adventists and Birth Control (Concluded)
Certain of the popular positions mentioned
approvingly in some hyperlinked reports, essays, and
blogs on this web page will of necessity cause
reactions of strong disagreement, or at the very
least discomfort, on the part of many readers.
Regrettably, these positions cannot be separated
from the core issues in the reports which prove the
fulfillment of major end-times prophecies, and may
of themselves be fulfillment of the prophecy of the
Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:1-5
LINK TO 2013
have the prophetic word confirmed . . ." [From 2
Peter 1:19 NKJV,] by the unfolding of
religio-political events. The prophecy predicted
that a democratic America would become
a Theocracy by the vote of its people
*. This process is
already far advanced in the forming of an Image to
the Beast, and it is not by a majority of the
people. George Washington said, “It is one of the
evils of democratical governments, that
the people, not always
seeing and frequently misled, must often feel
before they can act, (emphasis added.)”
The tragedy is that by the time that the the blind
and the gullible feel,
it is too late to act:-
Increasing Number of Americans Want Religion in
Politics, Pew Poll Finds "The number of people
who say churches and other houses of worship should
express their views on social and political issues
is up six percentage points since the 2010 midterm
elections, from 43 percent to 49 percent. Similarly,
those who think there has been 'too little'
expression of faith from political leaders is up
from 37 percent to 41 percent. . .
The study reveals a greater gap between religiously
affiliated people and the growing number of people
who are not affiliated with any religion, a group
sometimes referred to as the 'nones.' Those who
identify with a religion have become more supportive
of churches and other religious houses who speak out
about political issues and political leaders talking
more often about religion while the 'nones'
frequently oppose religion in politics.
The study also indicates that people who think
religion has a positive impact on society are also
more likely to want more religion in politics.
Moreover, the desire to see religion in public life
is greater among Republicans and those who lean
toward the GOP than it is among Democrats."
No comfort can be taken from the fact that it is
still a minority who in effect are expressing
support for Theocracy. Lord Acton said, “The one
prevailing evil of democracy is *the
tyranny of the majority, or rather that party,
not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or
fraud, in carrying elections” (emphasis
added.) How prescient of what has been happening in
America since the 1970s, and
is now the menacing element in electoral politics.
Emerging from the Constitutional Convention in the
summer of 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a
woman what form the new government would take.
Franklin answered “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Republic, If You Can Keep It.) Today, the
distinction between a Republic and a Democracy has
become blurred into oblivion. This is due in major
part to the "dumbing down" of the American body
politic from a knowledge of papal history and an
awareness of its ever present menace, through a
deliberate process of indoctrination by the Roman
Catholic hierarchy. (Making
America Catholic.) Christian Edwardson has
pointed out that although the Image to the Beast is
formed by Protestants,
it is really the Roman Catholic Church that is
working its will. His book Facts of Faith
was first published in 1943, which is a measure of
how far conversion of the American Republic into a
Theocracy has advanced by the year 2014.
Elder Wm. H. Grotheer was
clearly correct in his exegetical conclusion that
"earth" in Rev. 13:11-12, 14, applies to the same
False Prophet has formed the
Image to the Beast, and
is now causing it to
begin to speak in dictatorial
terms, in many ways little noticed as well as in
major laws proposed and being passed. One
little-noticed law: an airman who does not believe
in the existence of God is required to acknowledge
Him in order to re-enlist in the USAF:-
Group: Airman denied reenlistment for refusing to
say 'so help me God'
US Air Force to Atheist: Say ‘God’ in oath or don’t
forces the will of no human being, ("The
government . . .") and has
certainly not given the State authority to do so,
rather the contrary,
and the United States of
America has guaranteed freedom of conscience by its
The Law of Religious Freedom ". . . The Religion
Clauses of the First Amendment guarantee religious
liberty, or freedom of conscience, for all Americans
— people of all faiths and none."
The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
It is settled constitutional law "that affirmations
are equivalent to oaths, and that what may be said
with a “So help me God” may be said without:
Should atheists who refuse to say ‘so help me God’
be excluded from the Air Force?
Title 1 U.S.C. § 1 indeed provides, “‘oath’ includes
affirmation, and ‘sworn’ includes affirmed.” And
what is an affirmation? United States v.
Bueno-Vargas (9th Cir. 2004) tells us (emphasis
An “‘”Oath or affirmation” is a formal assertion of,
or attestation to, the truth of what has been, or is
to be, said.’” United States v. Brooks, 285 F.3d
1102, 1105 (8th Cir.2002) (quoting United States v.
Turner, 558 F.2d 46, 50 (2d Cir.1977)). Black’s Law
Dictionary 1099 (7th ed.1999), defines an oath as a
“solemn declaration, accompanied by a swearing to
God or a revered person or thing, that one’s
statement is true.” Black’s defines an affirmation
as a “pledge equivalent to an oath but without
reference to a supreme being or to ‘swearing.’” Id.
at 50; see also Brooks, 285 F.3d at 1105 (reciting
So 10 U.S.C. § 502 expressly says that each person
may swear or affirm. Likewise, 1 U.S.C. § 1
expressly says that an oath includes an affirmation.
And an affirmation means precisely a pledge without
reference to a supreme being. Given this context, it
seems to me quite clear that “So help me God” in the
statute should be read as an optional component, to
be used for the great bulk of people who swear, but
should be omitted for those who exercise their
expressly statutorily provided option to affirm —
because that’s what affirming means (omitting
reference to a supreme being).
Even looking at the statute standing alone, then,
the Air Force thus has no business denying people
the ability to affirm, which is to say to omit “so
help me God.” . . .
It is not surprising that it is the Air Force which
seeks to rigidly enforce the change in 10 USC 502.
Paragraph 5.6, made in October, 2013:-
Religious intolerance at Air Force Academy:
Mikey Weinstein, a graduate of of the Academy who
has two sons there said: "The Air Force's
official policy remains that the Air Force reserves
the right to evangelize anyone in the Air Force that
it determines to be unchurched."During an an
interview with the Los Angeles Times, he
"It's a declaration of war, as far as I'm
concerned, on the Constitution. I hope everybody
comprehensively and joyously celebrates whatever
religion that they want ? or no religion ? but they
cannot engage the machinery of the state."
During an interview with the Colorado Springs
Gazette, he said:
"These guidelines do nothing more than
contribute to what appears to be an imperious,
fascistic contagion that is sweeping throughout this
country through evangelical Christians trying to
infuse their religious thought into the machinery of
Weinstein later organized the Military Religious
Freedom Foundation to combat religious
oppression in the military. . .
Captain Melinda Morton, a Lutheran, is the second
most senior chaplain at the school. She told the
task force that she was fired because she had spoken
up about religious intolerance among cadets and
staff -- including allegations that Evangelical
Christians there wield too much influence. When she
was asked why she thought the problem was
concentrated at the Air Force Academy and not at the
other academies, she pointed to nearby Colorado
Springs, CO, the home of many influential
conservative Christian organizations.
Tom Minnery, spokesperson for Focus on the
Family, arguably the most influential
Evangelical Christian para-church organization in
the U.S., disagreed that Evangelical Christians are
the problem. He claims that "anti-Christian
bigotry" was infecting the academy. He said
that Americans United is on a "witch hunt here.
They will not rest until religion is eradicated from
According to National Public Radio,
Colorado Springs, "...for the past decade has
been recognized as a center for evangelical
Christian organizations." Over 100 groups are
located there, of which Focus on the Family
is the largest. Others include the New Life
Church, the Navigators, Mission of
Mercy, Global Action, and the
International Bible Society."
(N.B. The use of articles from the "Religious
Tolerance" website does not imply approval of an
"all religions" or "no religion" philosophy. The
Christian Bible is our rule of faith and practice.)
Air Force Academy: Proselytizing And Religious
Freedom Debate On School Campus.
The descriptive language of Mikey Weinstein quoted
above, "an imperious, fascistic contagion that is
sweeping throughout this country through evangelical
Christians trying to infuse their religious thought
into the machinery of the state," is not an
exaggeration. It perfectly matches what is
happening, and the prophecy of Rev. 13:11-17. They
speak "as a dragon."
article is comprehensive in its analysis of the
uniqueness of Pope Francis' determined focus on an
ecumenical "coming together." Every paragraph is so
pregnant with significance for these end times, that
it is difficult to make a selection for quotation.
The entire article needs to be studied carefully.
The Pope is looking to the most dynamic religious
organizations for unity of purpose - the "Common
Witness to Christ." The dynamism is not of the Holy
Spirit, but of the spirits of Rev. 16:13-14, and it
heralds the rapidly approaching apocalypse:-
Francis, Ecumenism, and the Common Witness to Christ
"Some Evangelical and
Pentecostal faithful appear to have started paying
attention and accepting the possibility that not
only individual charismatic Catholics, but the very
Catholic Church—including the major stumbling block,
the Pope himself—may not be the Whore of Babylon
after all. [Cf. 2 Thess. 2:8-12.]
Newcomers to the ecumenical table tend to think that
all the things they are discovering for the first
time are radical innovations by Pope Francis, as if
no other pope before him had ever gone out to hug
the people and kiss the babies and the disabled; as
if no other pope had ever asked forgiveness for the
past sins of the Catholic Church; as if no other
pope had made an outreach to the separated brethren;
as if Saint John Paul II hadn’t traveled to mafia
country to publicly rebuke criminals, calling them
to repent or face the wrath of God; as if no other
pope had ever placed emphasis on Jesus or Scripture.
But however much they may hold on to misconceptions
about the Church’s past, at least many are now
willing to take an unprejudiced look at the present
Pope and his leadership of the present Church.
The World Evangelical Alliance’s Brian Stiller made
a sober defense of this position in an article
called 'Lunch with the Pope':
My counter argument to those who might dismiss
friendship with the pope is this. For Evangelicals
and Protestants, of all shapes and sizes, the state
and condition of the Roman Catholic Church matters.
Of the over 2 billion Christians, one-half are
linked to the Vatican. About 600 million are
Evangelicals and another 550 million members of the
World Council of Churches (which includes the
Orthodox Churches). As a world body, it is our
calling to have contact with other major Christian
communities and faiths. Conferencing with Rome no
more compromises our doctrinal commitments than it
would by meeting with the heads of other religions.
We do that as a natural and important role of our
calling. In places where Evangelicals are
marginalized, having this official connection allows
us to raise issues and ask for responses we would
never otherwise get. In a worldwide community of
faith, the work and role of each Christian community
A final dramatic moment in ecumenism from the first
half of 2014 was the announcement that one of
Sweden’s most influential Charismatic pastors, Ulf
Ekman, founder of the world-wide Word of Life
Movement, had taken a step he had been pondering in
his heart for a long time, and, together with his
wife, had become Catholic. Although this predictably
caused confusion and even pain to some in Ekman’s
flock, it must be said here that 'sheep-stealing' is
not Pope Francis’ purpose. The late Bishop Tony
Palmer was careful to point this out:
'Pope Francis pulled me up on
more than one occasion when I used the expression
‘coming home to the Catholic Church.’' He said,
‘Don’t use this term.’ He told me, ‘No one is coming
home. You are journeying towards us and we are
journeying towards you and we will meet in the
middle. We will meet on the road as we seek each
The true unity for which Jesus Christ prayed
cannot be overemphasized.
thinking perhaps on the part of an elder Israeli
statesman nearing the end of his life, frustrated by
the course of events (Peres:
Netanyahu torpedoed peace deal 3 years ago;
Land grab shows Netanyahu unbowed after Gaza;)
but still hoping to realize his dream of peace in
under the auspices of a papal presence in Jerusalem:-
Shimon Peres: Francis is a more powerful peace
advocate than UN "While visiting the Vatican
earlier today, Mr Peres asked Pope Francis to head a
parallel United Nations called the 'United
Religions' to counter religious extremism in the
world today. . .
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman,
confirmed that Peres, who ended his presidential
term in July, had requested the meeting and told the
Pope about his idea for United Religions. The Pope,
however, did not commit himself to the proposal.
'The Pope listened' to the idea just as he always
does with any peace initiative, 'showing his
interest, his attention and encouragement,' Fr
But 'the Pope made no personal commitment' and
reminded Peres that the Vatican has the Pontifical
Councils for Interreligious Dialogue and for Justice
and Peace — two offices 'that are suitable' for
supporting or following such initiatives, Father
The Church of Rome is probably far ahead of Shimon
Peres' idea, as is implicit in the reminder by the
Pope about the Pontifical Councils. Moving with the
subtlety and stealth of "that old serpent, called
the Devil, and Satan" (Rev. 12:9,) who "gave him his
power, and his seat, and great authority" (Rev.
13:2b,) the papacy has many tentacles spread far and
wide. Those tentacles encompass the
great ecumenical movement, which embraces the
Christian world, other religions of the world, the
United Nations, individual nations such as the
United States of America, and combinations of
nations such as the
European Union - creature of the papacy.
The role of the European Union in the
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process tends to be
Can the EU Revive the Cause of Middle East Peace?
"Two very strong assumptions have governed much
international diplomacy on the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict for the past decades. The first is that the
solution is known, so all that is necessary is
strong leadership—and U.S. determination—to arrive
at that goal. The second is that European action is
not likely to have much independent effect, so
Europe can at best only support American efforts.
The unhelpfulness of the first assumption is now
apparent to all but a few diehards. That makes it an
especially important time to demolish what remains
of the second assumption. This is not to suggest
that Europeans can succeed where Americans have
failed. Rather, Europe might be able to have some
long-term positive effects in precisely those areas
where the United States has decided not to go. This
conclusion flows not from unrealistic optimism but
from a hard-nosed look at the past. . .
It would be hard not to be cynical about Europe’s
possible role. European states and institutions are
hardly angelic players. They have their own material
and security interests. And they are often acting in
tension with each other; when they manage to
coordinate, it is through a very cumbersome process.
However, from a decade-to-decade perspective, many
of the main ideas for settling the conflict were
incubated in Europe before they became common
diplomatic wisdom. Most notably, the two-state
solution that now is touted as the 'known solution'
was one that U.S. officials found literally
unspeakable for many, many years. Not so in Europe.
The first time that the European Community, the
precursor to the EU, tackled the question was with
its 1971 Schumann Document, which proposed the
creation of demilitarized zones, the Israeli
withdrawal from occupied territories, and the
internationalization of Jerusalem. . ."
MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT - ROME IS A MOVING FORCE
BEHIND THE DRIVE FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE, AND THE
OBJECTIVE IS THE PAPACY'S PRESENCE IN JERUSALEM AS
PROPHESIED IN DAN. 11:45.
Before achieving "united religions," as envisaged by
Shimon Peres, the papacy needs to complete the
process of unification of the apostate Christian
churches. A major obstacle is the conflict in
Ukraine. The Evangelical churches are astir with the
belief that the Gog and Magog prophecy of Eze. 38-39
is being fulfilled, a futurist-dispensationalist
fantasy which refuses to recognize that the
prophecy, together with others, was conditioned upon
the faithfulness of ancient Israel. Even such a
serious newspaper as Haaretz publishes an article on
the subject (subscription probably required to read
it, but it is free):
FYI: Putin=Gog, Crimea=Magog, the apocalypse is here
and the Messiah is coming "Not only Christian
fans of Armageddon are buzzing: According to one
rabbi, the Vilna Gaon himself predicted that when
the Russians take Crimea, the steps of the Messiah
will be heard."
Probation closed for the nation of Israel in A.D. 34.
The Jews ceased to be the people chosen by God to
preserve and spread the light of His Truth.
Thenceforth there was a new "Israel of God." The
true prophetic significance of the Ukraine conflict
is that it impedes the papacy's progress towards
dominance of a unified world:
Ukraine crisis poisons Catholic-Orthodox relations
"The crisis in Ukraine is undermining reconciliation
efforts between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox
Church and has shown up Pope Francis's inability to
make his peace message heard in the conflict-torn
country, analysts said. . .
In Moscow meanwhile, the ties between the Russian
state and a 130-million strong Orthodox church are
stronger than ever.In the Ukraine crisis, Kirill
'cannot play the role of referee because he is too
linked to Moscow', Hamant said.
But there are signs too that the Russian Orthodox
are playing a more constructive role, with their
chief clergyman in Ukraine -- interim metropolitan
Onufriy calling on Friday for pro-Russian rebels to
lay down arms."
Ukrainian crisis may split Russian Orthodox church
"The Ukrainian Orthodox church of the Moscow
patriarchate, which has 12,500 congregations, is the
largest of three Orthodox churches in Ukraine.
It has some degree of autonomy, with a Synod of
Bishops that elects its own members. However, the
church's leader, currently Metropolitan Onufry of
Chernovtsy and Bukovina, although elected by the
synod, has to be approved by Moscow. . .
The 'Russian world,' or 'Russky mir,' has been an
overriding theme for Kirill since he became
patriarch in 2009, and it meshes with Putin's
worldview, said Antoine Arjakovsky, director of
research at the College des Bernardins in Paris and
founder of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies in
Catholicism in the Ukraine: Unresolved problems
"Over 400 years ago Orthodox Christians of the
present day western Ukraine broke away from the
Orthodox Church and entered into union with Rome.
Although they kept their religious traditions and
rites they were not totally free from forces of
latinization in the various aspects of their
ecclesial life. Today, the place of the Greek
Catholic Church in the Western Ukraine within
Christianity is a topic of dispute and confusion.
The Greek Catholic Church is an obstacle in
Catholic-Orthodox relations. To overcome this
obstacle it is necessary to examine various areas,
the historical, the theological and then
possibilities for the future. . ."
The Vatican has a huge task ahead of it before the
ultimate goal of a unified christendom and world is
achieved; but it would be a mistake to think that it
is impossible, or that it could not come rapidly,
and in the near future.
JERUSALEM IN THE CROSSHAIRS.
major sign of the end is the fallen state of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The "faithful city" has become a harlot. The
following entry is excerpted from an exposé
just published on this website of the unlawful
appropriation in October, 2010, of virtually all of
the priceless research books and papers owned by the
Adventist Laymen's Foundation Corporations of
The theology of Adventist Laymen's Foundation is
unique . . . (Cf.
Report of Research Findings on the Adventist
Laymen’s Foundation by a Court appointed Expert
For earlier entries go to:
FINAL WORLD EVENTS IN PROPHECY FORESHADOWED 2014