MAJOR ESCHATOLOGICAL PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE
Apostasy in Prophetic Interpretation
(A sermon to strengthen faith in the
sure word of prophecy)
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MULTIPLY - “the sea and
the waves roaring” Luke 21:25; “Calamities,
earthquakes, floods, disasters by land and by sea,
will increase. . . ." - (R&H, December 11, 1900):
Natural disasters and extreme weather
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SUBSIDIARITY: THE PRINCIPLE AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION
THE EUROPEAN UNION
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.)
My people are destroyed for
lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected
knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou
shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten
the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
We do not go deep enough in
our search for truth. Every soul who believes
present truth will be brought where he will be
required to give a reason of the hope that is in him.
The people of God will be called upon to stand
before kings, princes, rulers, and great men of the
earth, and they must know
that they do know what is truth. (Review and
Herald, February 18, 1890; TM 119)
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 2014
Francis continues with his drive to enhance his
stature as the preeminent moral authority in the
world. He is the personification of the Holy See's
agenda of world dominance, and this is aided and
abetted by the United Nations:-
Vatican to Host Summit on Climate Change
The Vatican will host a summit on climate change
and sustainability efforts later this month,
officials announced on Tuesday.
General Ban Ki-moon will give the opening address of
the “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” event, and
faith and science leaders will give speeches and
participate in panels. The goal of the summit is to
highlight “the intrinsic connection between respect
for the environment and respect for
people—especially the poor, the excluded, victims of
human trafficking and modern slavery, children, and
future generations,” according to the Vatican’s
The summit is part of a larger effort by Pope
Francis to bring the Catholic Church into the
conversation about sustainability and the
environment. . .
This event, in which the UN clearly gives deference
to the Holy See, highlights the extraordinary
influence of the papacy in the United Nations.
Collaboration is not a new phenomenon.
There is legitimate objection to the
status of the Holy See
at the UN. This includes Roman Catholics who oppose
influence wielded by the Vatican.
It is worthy of note that the world body and the
Vatican share a commitment to interfaith dialogue.
The United Nations has been, and continues to be,
a part of
the ecumenical movement which is bringing the world
together under the ascendancy of the papacy. The
collaboration between the papacy and the United
Nations is logical in this context.
Pope Francis throws the weight of his office behind
tackling climate change
The meeting, which the Vatican detailed on its
website late Tuesday (April 14), is another sign of
Pope Francis’ ”green agenda” and
red flag for conservatives who are already alarmed
over an expected papal teaching document on the
environment that is scheduled for release this
The one-day summit on April 28 will also include
participants from major world religions and aims to
“elevate the debate on the moral dimensions of
protecting the environment in advance of the papal
encyclical,” as the papal document is known. . .
An encyclical is one of the most authoritative
documents a pope can issue, and church sources say
this one has been the focus of
intense lobbying by
Catholics, especially American conservatives who
believe that climate change is being overhyped or
that human activity is not a factor and that
remedies may do more harm than good.
As indicated above, the position being taken by the
Pope is not without controversy within the Roman
Catholic Church. It is also a source of friction
with Evangelicals in the United States -
Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger
deniers and US churches
But can Francis achieve a feat that has so far
eluded secular powers and inspire decisive action on
It looks as if he will give it a go. In 2015, the
pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to
the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address
to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the
world’s main religions.
The reason for such
frenetic activity, says Bishop Marcelo Sorondo,
chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of
Sciences, is the pope’s wish to directly influence
next year’s crucial UN climate meeting in Paris,
when countries will try to conclude 20 years of
fraught negotiations with a universal commitment to
reduce emissions. . .
Francis will also be opposed by the powerful US
evangelical movement, said Calvin Beisner, spokesman
for the conservative Cornwall Alliance for the
Stewardship of Creation, which has declared the US
environmental movement to be “un-biblical” and a
“The pope should back off,” he said. “The Catholic
church is correct on the ethical principles but has
been misled on the science. It follows that the
policies the Vatican is promoting are incorrect. Our
position reflects the views of millions of
evangelical Christians in the US.”
It is ironic that it was the Roman Catholic bishops
engineered the involvement of the Evangelicals
in the political arena. They were responsible for
the emergence in the United States of a
religio-political power similar to that of Rome -
the Image to the Beast. There are vast areas of
agreement between them, menacing the freedoms of
Christians truly committed to the Bible and Secularists
alike. However, there are critically important
disagreements, hindering the achievement of Rome's
Christian Zionism is one; climate change
is another. Pope Francis is sailing against strong
headwinds which seem to be blowing contrary to the
prophetic timeline; but the sure Word of Prophecy
will be fulfilled.
highly placed and authoritative voice confirms world
economic conditions which validate William H.
exegesis of the phrase "and upon the
earth distress of nations" in Luke 21:25:-
The Right Choices for 2015
As 2015 begins, policymakers around the world are
faced with three fundamental choices: to strive for
economic growth or accept stagnation; to work to
improve stability or risk succumbing to fragility;
and to cooperate or go it alone. The stakes could
not be higher; 2015 promises to be a make-or-break
year for the global community.
For starters, growth and jobs are needed to support
prosperity and social cohesion in the wake of the
Great Recession that began in 2008. Six years after
the eruption of the financial crisis, the recovery
remains weak and uneven. Global growth is projected
at just 3.3% in 2014 and 3.8% in 2015. Some
important economies are still fighting deflation.
More than 200 million people are unemployed. The
global economy risks getting stuck in a “new
mediocre” – a prolonged period of slow growth and
feeble job creation.
2015: The global economy's 'sink or swim' moment
Let's be blunt: The central banks have done all they
can, and now it's 'sink or swim' time for the global
This week the European Central Bank unveiled a
massive stimulus program -- worth $1.3 trillion --
to lift the region out of its economic malaise.
It was the latest in a long line of stimulus
measures from central banks around the world. But it
will only work if everybody else follows through.
European politicians and policy makers must now make
decisive moves to increase productivity, investment
and growth, which can involve reforming labor market
rules, promoting entrepreneurship and tweaking tax
"We all have a job to do," said ECB member Benoit
Coeure during a panel discussion on Saturday at the
World Economic Forum in Davos. "We have done our
part. Others have to do their part."
The stimulus certainly buys more time for European
governments to press ahead with economic reforms.
But they had better move quickly! The head of the
International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, told
CNN this week that "inaction" is currently the
biggest global risk.
Christine Lagarde warns, as quoted above, "The global economy
risks getting stuck in a “new mediocre” – a
prolonged period of slow growth and feeble job
creation." Judging by past performance over the last
seven years, especially in the US Congress, "the
biggest global risk" of "inaction" against which she
warns in the final quotation above is the most
likely to be realized.
We have the sure Word of Prophecy, and it is being
fulfilled before our eyes. The end cannot be far
Luke 21:24 is given a prophecy of Jesus Himself
as a sign of His Second Coming within a time frame
after fulfillment of the prophecy - a limited span
of time, although not a precise date for the
The year 1980 was the latest date from which this
limited span of time could be calculated. All of
the indications from current events is that time is
running out. In this context there is another
prophecy which when fulfilled will herald the close
of all human probation. This is the prophecy of
There is an intriguing statement that Pope Francis
has made about his pontificate:
Pope Francis two years on: 'The Lord chose me for a
“I have a feeling my pontificate will be brief,” he
told Mexico’s Televisa channel.
“Four or five years, I don’t know. Two years have
already gone by.
“It is a vague feeling I have that the Lord chose me
for a short mission. I am always open to that
What is the significance of this statement following
Pope Benedict's reason for resigning? The devils
know the prophecies. They "believe and tremble"
(James 2:19.) The attentive watcher cannot have
failed to notice recent events which appear to have
stalled the progression of events towards the
predicted establishment of a papal presence in
Jerusalem. In Israel's recent elections Benjamin
Netanyahu won the right to form a coalition
government with the most extreme right-wing members
of the Knesset:
Netanyahu's Hard-Right Shift To Win Election
Presents Troubles Ahead
Although Netanyahu must still put together a
coalition to remain in power, his victory all but
guarantees that he will be given the first
opportunity to form a government, putting him course
to become the longest-serving leader in Israeli
But the promises he made to woo ultranationalist
voters in the final days of the campaign, by
effectively jettisoning the "two state" aim of more
than two decades of Middle East peacemaking, could
have far-ranging consequences, including deepening
rifts with the United States and Europe. . .
If Netanyahu follows through on his pledges it would
put him on a collision course with the Obama
administration and the European Union, which has
been weighing steps including trade measures to
sanction Israel for its settlements policy.
Parliaments in historically pro-Israel countries
including France and Britain have held non-binding
votes favoring recognizing Palestinian independence.
Western countries have generally held back from this
step, arguing that a Palestinian state must emerge
from negotiations, but with Netanyahu having
apparently abandoned the "two state" principle of
such talks, the argument is harder to make.
Netanyahu made a promise to his supporters on the
day before the Israeli elections:
Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if he wins
On the final day of his reelection campaign,
Benjamin Netanyahu said that as long as he serves as
prime minister of Israel, there will not be an
independent Palestinian nation. . .
Netanyahu’s assertion, made on camera to an Israeli
news Web site, appeared to reverse the prime
minister’s previous declarations of support for a
sovereign Palestinian state.
“I think that anyone who is going to establish a
Palestinian state today and evacuate lands is giving
attack grounds to the radical Islam against the
state of Israel,” he said in a video interview
published Monday on the NRG site.
“Anyone who ignores this is sticking his head in the
sand. The left does this time and time again,”
Netanyahu said. “We are realistic and understand.”
Netanyahu was then asked specifically whether he
meant that a Palestinian state would not be
established if he were reelected prime minister. He
This provoked a "rapid and outraged" reaction from
With 'no-state' pledge, Netanyahu reignites
The day before Israel's election, with polls showing
he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
declared that the Palestinians would never have a
state on his watch.
It was a sweeping statement that flew in the face of
his own past commitments and 25 years of
international efforts to arrive at a two-state
solution to the conflict: Israel and an independent
Palestine living side-by-side.
The world's reaction was rapid and outraged.
The European Union called on Israel to commit to the
two-state goal at a "crucial moment". The United
Nations said the only way for Israel to remain
democratic was to stick to the peace process, which
sees two states as the final objective.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest reaffirmed
President Barack Obama's focus on a two-state
solution and said that based on Netanyahu's
comments, the United States "will evaluate our
approach to this situation moving forward".
Within three days Netanyahu was backtracking on his
rejection of the two-state solution to the Palestine
Netanyahu backtracks on rejecting two states, but
damage is already done
Netanyahu’s new problem is that – hoist with his own
petard – he has now been obliged to spin both the
comments he made on the even of the elections and
his wider tactics during the campaign, including his
pointed breach of protocol in making a speech to
Congress that US president Barack Obama did not want
him to make.
By Thursday Netanyahu was singing a different tune.
“I haven’t changed my policy,” he told MSNBC. “What
has changed is the reality.”
The result was his interview on Thursday in which he
insisted he meant no “disrespect” to Obama, backed a
two-state solution, and saw the US as Israel’s most
important ally – the last of which at least is
The reality is Netanyahu is playing a game that has
become wearily familiar to the diplomats and leaders
who have dealt with him since he was re-elected to
office in 2009 – paying lip service to a lukewarm
and vague commitment to a Palestinian state he has
no intention of ever honouring.
In recent years he has deployed a series of excuses
to defer meaningful progress: the priority of the
threat of a nuclear Iran; the demand that
Palestinians should recognise Israel as a Jewish
state, and the notion that any withdrawal from the
occupied territories would allow the creations of
“Hamastan B” as he has called it, or permit Isis to
reach the doorstep of Jerusalem.
On the diplomatic front the game is both simple and
familiar: to maintain a critical ambiguity in the
face of the real facts on the ground, represented by
the increase in settlement building by the Israeli
government, in the midst of the last round of peace
It is a restatement in theory of a support for two
states, while in practice never finding the
The problem is the international community has seen
this ruse too often for it to be effective any more.
Netanyahu, as diplomats have made clear and
anticipated ahead of his re-election, is a known
quantity whose actions in the past have left no room
for any benefit of the doubt.
What is the reason for Netanyahu's recalcitrance? He
is a Zionist:
The ideas that define Benjamin Netanyahu
Western observers, though, often have a difficult
time understanding the Israeli leader's approach to
the world. Why is Netanyahu so deeply skeptical of
making concessions to the Palestinians? Why does he
talk in harsh, almost apocalyptic terms about the
threat from Iran's nuclear program? And why has he
fought so publicly with Barack Obama, the president
of what's nominally his closest ally?
It's impossible to understand any of this without
understanding Netanyahu's animating ideology. The
prime minister's belief system is deeply influenced
by his father, an iconoclastic scholar of the
Spanish Inquisition. Netanyahu and his father both
hail from an older, militant Zionist tradition — one
that has its origins with a man born in 19th-century
Ukraine. . .
There are few figures in the history of Zionism as
important as Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Born in Odessa,
Ukraine (then Russia), in 1880, Jabotinsky founded
both the intellectual tradition and political
institutions that would eventually produce
Netanyahu's Likud party — and the hardline policies
that define it. . .
Jabotinsky's work is
hardly a playbook for Netanyahu's foreign policy.
But its two core principles — territorial maximalism
and peace through strength — are foundational to the
modern Israeli right, Netanyahu included.
Their application to his Palestinian policy is
almost too obvious. For one thing, Netanyahu is
loath to give up what he sees as rightfully Jewish
land in West Bank. Moreover, he simply doesn't
believe the Palestinians are ready for peace — they
haven't given up the dream, in his eyes, of pushing
out the Jews.
The major stumblingblock to the realization of the
papacy's objective for Jerusalem is Zionism -
Jewish Zionism in its most extreme form, and
Christian Zionism. Both envision Palestine and
Jerusalem undivided under Jewish control.
interpretation of the prophecy of Dan. 11:45 is
confirmed by past history and current events.
Rome is certain to achieve her goal. How the
stumblingblock will be removed or circumvented
remains to be seen.
scheduled to be the
first Roman Pontiff to address a joint session of
the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis will also
address the United Nations General Assembly, and
meet with President Obama during his visit to the
United States this year:-
Pope to address UN general assembly on September 25
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the
announcement that Pope Francis would visit the
United Nations the morning of Sept. 25 to address
the U.N. General Assembly.
In a statement March 18, the United Nations also
said the pope would meet separately with the
secretary-general and with the president of the
General Assembly and would participate in a town
hall gathering with U.N. staff.
Obama, Pope Francis meeting: Looking for common
ground at the White House
The Obamas will host Pope Francis at the White House
during his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 23.
When Obama met the Pope for the first time at the
Vatican in March 2014, he urged him to visit the
U.S., and the two discussed a range of issues
including economic opportunity, immigration reform
in the US and protecting innocent civilians in
conflict areas around the world.
Obama has often expressed his admiration for the
Pope's ability to call attention to issues including
income inequality, even while admitting they
disagree on certain social issues.
Neither of the foregoing reports mentions the Middle
East conflicts and in particular the
Israeli-Palestinian issue. It is inconceivable that
there will not be talks in Washington and New York
on the subject. With the prospects of an early peace
settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians
looking bleak after the Israeli elections [more on
this in the next update,] it will be interesting to
hear what the Pope has to say in public.
For earlier entries go to:
FINAL WORLD EVENTS IN PROPHECY FORESHADOWED 2014