Every event will be
contrived or taken advantage of for the purpose of establishing the
new order: a global government, economic, and religious system.
World history is unfolding just as the Bible said it would. The
whole world is being prepared for the counterfeit Christ. We are
transitioning into the global “peace” system, but it is a
counterfeit peace: Pax Romana, Pax Americana, Pax Universalis, Novus
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine 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 bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.” Psalm 2:1-6
The attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, were incomprehensible tragedies for the people who were lost and their families and friends. We are told that the perpetrators of this attack are radical fundamentalist Islamic terrorists. The regime governing America is leading the nations of the world in a war on global terrorists, beginning with the Al Qaeda network and their Taliban hosts.
Everything Has Changed -
A Nation's Right to Defense
The War for the NWO Against Iraq - Clinton, Quigley, Machiavelli, and Global Change
The Crusades - Transitional Enemies
Putin and Gorbachev Speak of the New World Order
Patriotism & Propaganda
Islam, the Pope, and the World Religion - Our Calling
A new Office of Homeland
Security and a Homeland Security Council have been established in
the wake of the attacks and in the midst of the parallel crisis of
anthrax in the postal system. There is now even more discussion of
National Identification Numbers. Executive Orders are being signed
that relate to trial by secret military tribunals, email monitoring,
restricting access to Presidential Library archives, use of the
Armed Forces Reserves and other issues affecting freedoms, peace,
and security. One mainstream media political commentator, William
Safire, is already crying out with alarm that President George W.
Bush is, “Seizing Dictatorial Power” in regard to the military
tribunals (New York Times, November 15th, 2001).
“Everything has changed” is the often-repeated refrain. The Y2K hype leading up to January 1st, 2000 was a boy-who-cried-wolf smoke screen which I still don’t understand. But, September 11th truly has become a turning point for the unfolding of world history.
“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.” Psalm 31:24
The mass media is powerful in its ability to tell us what to think. A follower of Jesus should always step back and examine the reported events and the published analyses and interpretations of those events in order to consider other possibilities and in order to understand events on several levels. Recall how the Nazis burned the German Reichstag (Parliament) building on February 27th, 1933 and blamed it on the Communists (as reported in William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich). Paul Von Hindenberg, the German President who had named Adolf Hitler Chancellor on January 30th, 1933, then signed into law an emergency decree that gave the government dictatorial powers.
It is not necessary to speculate as to what degree the September 11th events may or may not have been contrived. Our calling is not to devote ourselves to “conspiracy theories” but neither should we be “lemmings” following the masses to destruction. We ought to be skeptical of the “party lines” the masses are being fed. If we are truly Acts 17:11 Bereans, we ought to trust our Lord to see everything in the light of God’s Word. We ought to understand the true nature of the world system as the Bible reveals.
“Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” Isaiah 8:12-13
Thousands of people were murdered on September 11th, 2001. Governments of nations have the Biblical authority to use force to restrain evil (Romans 13:1-4). Nations have a right to defend themselves. On the surface, it is appropriate for the United States to use its internal “homeland” police forces and the military to take action against those who may have attacked its people. If this ongoing war is the “new normalcy”, the military draft may eventually be reinstated. Young people who are followers of Jesus may be called upon to make some hard decisions. There is a Biblical case for those who would submit to the draft and serve in the military. There is a Biblical case for those who would respectfully disobey an order to serve in the military, in which case they would be called to accept the consequences. It is a disputable matter that each Christian ought to be convinced about. We ought to encourage one another and pray for one another regardless of the decision each person makes on the issue of taking part in this war.
Perhaps there is a follower
of Jesus who lives in Afghanistan, an Afghan native, who has had to
make a similar decision. He has had to decide whether to obey his
government’s call to arms or accept the consequences. It is hard to
imagine a follower of Jesus living under the Taliban, but I don’t
doubt there are some. What if such an Afghan Christian found himself
having to bear arms against the U.S. Special Forces invaders? And
what if one of those Special Forces was a follower of Jesus from
America? Similar to how C. S. Lewis describes (who I do not
generally endorse), perhaps the Christians on both sides shoot one
another dead and immediately embrace in heaven. Who does an American
Christian have more in common with: an American pagan or Afghan
This current war by the world community is another phase built on previous steps such as George Bush Sr.’s war against Iraq for a New World Order. Then President Bush announced the war on January 16th, 1991, and included the following statements:
“This is an historic moment. We have in this past year made great progress in ending the long era of conflict and cold war. We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations.
"When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peace-keeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.'s founders.
"We have no argument with the people of Iraq. Indeed, for the innocents caught in this conflict, I pray for their safety.
"Our goal is not the
conquest of Iraq. It is the liberation of Kuwait. It is
my hope that somehow the Iraqi people can, even now, convince their
dictator that he must lay down his arms, leave Kuwait, and let Iraq
itself rejoin the family of peace-loving nations.”
The following is from
President Bush’s January 29th,
1991 State of the Union
“Halfway around the world, we are engaged in a great struggle in the skies and on the seas and sands. We know why we're there. We are Americans - part of something larger than ourselves.
"For two centuries we've done the hard work of freedom. And tonight we lead the world in facing down a threat to decency and humanity.
"What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea - a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle, and worthy of our children's future.
"The community of nations has resolutely gathered to condemn and repel lawless aggression. Saddam Hussein's unprovoked invasion - his ruthless, systematic rape of a peaceful neighbor - violated everything the community of nations holds dear. The world has said this aggression would not stand, and it will not stand.
"Together, we have resisted the trap of appeasement, cynicism and isolation that gives temptation to tyrants. The world has answered Saddam's invasion with 12 United Nations resolutions, starting with a demand for Iraq's immediate and unconditional withdrawal, and backed up by forces from 28 countries of six continents. With few exceptions, the world now stands as one.
"The end of the cold war has been a victory for all humanity. A year and a half ago, in Germany, I said our goal was a Europe whole and free. Tonight, Germany is united. Europe has become whole and free, and America's leadership was instrumental in making it possible.”
The night that the "New World Order" coalition began its saturation bombing of Iraq, Billy Graham spent the night with George Bush at the White House. "In a speech January 16, 1991, Billy Graham declared: 'There come times when we have to fight for peace.' He went on to say that out of the present war in the Gulf may 'come a new peace and, as suggested by the President, a new world order.'" (March 1991 CIB Bulletin.) During a March 12th, 1991 CBS broadcast of Billy Graham's Long Island, New York crusade, Graham said in reference to the war, "As our President, President Bush, has said, it is not the people of Iraq we are at war with. It is some of the people in that regime. Pray for peace in the middle east, a just peace."
In a speech to the United
Nations on September 23rd, 1991, President Bush promotes
the vision of Pax Universalis:
“Finally, you may wonder about America's role in the new world that I have described. Let me assure you, the United States has no intention of striving for a Pax Americana. However, we will remain engaged. We will not retreat and pull back into isolationism. We will offer friendship and leadership. And in short, we seek a Pax Universalis built upon shared responsibilities and aspirations.
"To all assembled, we have an opportunity to spare our sons and daughters the sins and errors of the past. We can build a future more satisfying than any our world has ever known. The future lies undefined before us, full of promise, littered with peril. We can choose the kind of world we want: one blistered by the fires of war and subjected to the whims of coercion and chance, or one made more peaceful by reflection and choice. Take this challenge seriously. Inspire future generations to praise and venerate you, to say, 'On the ruins of conflict, these brave men and women built an era of peace and understanding. They inaugurated a new world order, an order worth preserving for the ages.'“
The following are selected quotes from a speech given by President Bill Clinton on November 10, 1994, The 75th anniversary of the Edmund J. Walsh School of Foreign Policy, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
"In the fall of 1964, with about 200 other freshmen in the School of Foreign Service, I was enrolled in Carroll Quigley's [author of Tragedy and Hope] Western Civilization course. All of us -- that was 30 years ago; it's kind of spooky now to think about it. (Laughter.) All of us who were there then -- and there were a bunch of us here that were there then -- we can remember things from those lectures. At the end of the series he did a lecture on Plato, and he always had this appropriately beat-up copy of The Republic, which he ripped into at the end of the lecture and threw across the room and said, 'Plato was a fascist.' (Laughter.)
"Finally, I urged that we should see ourselves not as isolated individuals, but as members of interdependent communities, locally, nationally, and, of course, globally -- communities in which we have to work together if we're going to make the most of our opportunities and deal with our problems.
"After I was elected president, I was well aware going into the office that it would be very difficult to translate these ideas into specific policies, then to get them enacted into law, and to keep the country with me during a process which would take time and patience, which would inevitably be contentious and which would require a delicate balance between a determination to stand on principle and a willingness to have principled compromise.
"The pressures of the global economy are relentless and dynamic. And government can help to deal with them, but it cannot reverse them. The fact that workers must be willing to upgrade their education and their skills throughout a lifetime is absolute. Government can help to create opportunities to do that, but workers must take advantage of them and cannot deny the facts of economic life.
"We also know that in this time, particularly as we are going through a period of change, people feel uncertainty because they don't have a new framework within which to view the world after the Cold War that is neat and understandable and that has a definable enemy. And here at home, people feel genuine insecurities that are personal to them, an uncertainty about their personal future.
"Finally, there is the immutable fact that in every age and time, real change is difficult. Most everybody is for change in general, but then against it in particular. Machiavelli said over 400 years ago, 'It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things.' He turned out to be pretty smart. (Laughter.)
"All of us who do the people's business must be ready to work, as Professor Quigley said over and over again, to make the future better than the present. That commitment is not only important at home, it is terribly important when it comes to our crucial role in the world.
"Today I want to talk with you about the third of those goals -- our strategy in the global economy -- and three crucial events that are coming up in rapid succession in the next couple of weeks that will help to broaden and bolster our progress.
"When I came to this hall as a candidate for president in 1991, I said something that I'm still having trouble getting everybody in the country to focus on -- that we had to tear down the wall in our thinking between domestic and foreign policy, and forge a new economic policy, rooted in our own security interests, that would serve ordinary Americans by launching a new era of global growth. I argued then that all our efforts to lead the world would fail if we weren't strong at home, but that if we withdrew from the emerging global economy, our workers and our families would inevitably be hurt. And from the day I took office, we have acted on those beliefs.
"After the second war, Congress faced a vote on the Marshall Plan. At that time we rose to the challenge and put aside our partisan differences and helped to launch 50 years of peace and prosperity, not only with the Marshall Plan but with other institutions that rebuilt our former enemies and constructed the framework of security which enabled us ultimately to prevail in the Cold War.
"Now, once again we face such a test. The United States has been leading the world in pushing for the adoption of GATT. And now we've got to follow through and lead once again. We should not delay GATT. That will jeopardize our leadership and our prosperity. Negotiations among scores of nations have produced an agreement that will produce the biggest tax cut in history, and in the long run help tie together a global economy and usher in a new era of prosperity. It is the key link to free trade, more open societies and economic growth all around this world.
"Everywhere people aspire to be treated with dignity, to give voice to their opinion, to have a say in choosing their leaders. At a time when we are strong enough to inspire people around the world, we have to keep pressing on for freedom. In Asia and elsewhere, we have good reason for hope. We have good reason for progress because free markets and democracy are on the move. The new global community is taking place all around the world, enshrouding the values of tolerance and liberty and civil society. I guess I really do believe that history is on our side, and we have to keep trying to push it along."
After the September 11th attacks, President George W. Bush called the war against terrorism a “Crusade” which shocked many because of the historic connotations for Muslims. On September 17, 2001, the New York Times reported:
“’This is a new kind of evil,’ Mr. Bush said at the White House after a weekend war council with senior aides at Camp David, ‘and we understand, and the American people are beginning to understand, this crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while, and the American people must be patient.’
‘We will rid the world of the evil-doers,’ Mr. Bush said, adding a moment later, ‘They have roused a mighty giant, and make no mistake about it, we're determined.’“
And yet the comparisons to the Crusades of the Middle Ages are obvious. Those were wars between Christendom, the Roman Catholic Empire, and Islam. The word “crusade” comes from the Latin “crux” which means “cross”. Indeed, the Knights Templar, the “Champions of Christendom”, according to Stephen Howarth’s book (The Knights Templar) about the Order, wore a red cross on their tunics during the crusades.
Of course, the Crusades were not a war between true followers of Jesus and Islam. It was a war between Islam and the worldly economic, political, and religious system of western Europe, the Empire of the Popes, the remnants of the Roman Empire. The wars were not just about “retaking the Holy Land” but were about an expanding European economy and a battle of worldly empires.
A “hidden” aspect of the crusades was the nature of the Knights Templar. On the surface, they represented the Pope and the European Kings. And yet they were eventually betrayed and destroyed by the Pope and the Kings. The Templars had become rich bankers and so politically powerful, they were called king makers. Their last Grand Master, Jacques De Molay, was executed by fire by the King of France with the support of the Pope. The Templars’ betrayers had accused them of being a heretical occult brotherhood.
Modern occult brotherhoods such as the Freemasons and the Rosicrucians (of the rose cross) trace their heritage, in part, to the Knights Templar.
The crusades demonstrated how important war could be to stimulating the economy of Europe and how unifying an influence a common enemy could be. The “organizing principle” for tribes and nations and empires has always been war, from a human point of view. An enemy is always a requirement.
For 50 years in the last part of the 20th century, the capitalist west was organized against the “godless” Communism of the East. With the end of the Cold War and the growing vision for a Global Peace System, various transitional enemies have served the unifying and organizing functions: Left-wing terrorists, Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran, various drug lords, Manuel Noriega of Panama, Moammar Gahdafi of Libya, Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, Abu Nidal and his terrorist network, Saddam Hussein and Iraq, Neo-nazis, Koresh, McVeigh, Right-wing Militias, the ELF, and now Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other “bad” Muslim nations and groups. Many transitional enemies were actually “made” by the U.S and were allies of the U.S. before they became enemies.
In the New Order, there is no longer to be huge monolithic sections of the globe facing off against each other as enemies. China was just admitted to the World Trade Organization November 10th and as long as that huge “homeland” plays along the New Order should go mostly as planned. The earth is now to be one global community that must enforce a Pax Universalis against “internal” enemies within the various “homelands”.
To go along with this “New Paradigm” is a new vocabulary. Several years ago when Ted Turner still ruled CNN he outlawed the word “foreign” for his commentators. Also, in the financial community, Gross National Product became Gross Domestic Product. And now National Defense and local police forces are being transitioned to a “Homeland” security system which will continue to violate the Posse Comitatus Act in order to increasingly use the uniformed military for civilian law enforcement.
To show just how much the former enemy has been synthesized out of conflict into the new system, the following is from the November 16th, 2001 issue of Pravda Online as Russia's President Putin responds to "Washington’s unilateral bid to downsize its nuclear arsenal":
"President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation spoke of a new concept of politics, based not upon fear but upon the political will of peoples.
"Regarding the new world order, the Russian president stated that 'We do not need to frighten each other any more to reach agreements. It is not piles of scrap that create security. Security is created by the political will of peoples, States and their leaders'. The new world order, based very firmly on the Moscow-London-Washington axis, is cemented on mutual trust, collaboration and friendship, instead of the suspicion, hatred and deceit apparent during the Cold War years."
Putin's Soviet predecessor, Mikhail Gorbachev, said in 1990, "Tolerance is the Alpha and Omega of the New World Order", indicating that the synthesis was already well under way. Gorbachev's buzzword for the people was "Perestroika" - New Thinking or Restructuring.
As always, the rulers need propaganda, vision, and myth to get the masses to go along peacefully: Manifest Destiny, the White Man’s Burden, Remember the Maine, Remember Pearl Harbor. Even the liberal “children of the Sixties” are waving flags and saying, “shoot Bin Laden. Kill him.” A new wave of patriotism is everywhere. Many professing Christians are promoting the Red, White, and Blue. I do believe that disciples of Jesus Christ have the freedom to display the flag of whatever nation they live in. My concern, however, is that there is global propaganda building that promotes the idolatry of "civil religion" and "patriotism": first for the nation-states, and then for the global community.
As followers of Jesus in this country, we should support the U.S. Constitution. We ought to support a Christian citizen’s freedom to work for America’s military strength. We should not advocate undermining this country’s war effort or giving aid and comfort to this country’s enemies. But, citizens of the United States have a right to dissent. And those U.S. citizens who are also followers of Jesus and therefore Ambassadors for Christ ought to speak the Truth in Love no matter how unpopular that message becomes.
"These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." John 15:17-19
I have often heard Christians, over the years,
wonder how Islam could possibly be merged into a World Religion. Now
we are witnessing a sorting out of “Bad” Muslims from “Good”
Muslims. Those Muslims who, following the heritage of Mohammed, seek
to expand empire and achieve objectives through military force are
condemned as “terrorists”. And those Muslims willing to “fit in”
with the New World Order along with other religious systems are said
to represent “true Islam”.
Malachi Martin (an author I do not endorse) says:
“In reckoning the future of Islam, Pope John Paul [II] takes into account that as a genuinely religious faith, it preserves certain fundamental truths that the Holy Spirit reveals to all people of good will; and that, in God’s providence, Islam can be a threshold from which its adherents can be prepared to accept the only historical revelation made by God in this world. There will come a day, John Paul believes, when the heart of Islam – already attuned to the figures of Christ and of Christ’s Mother, Mary – will receive the illumination it needs. In the meantime, the Pontiff knows that Islam will stand against him and his Church and his geopolitical vision. Still, the Pope can foresee no possibility that the Angelist mentality, [Martin’s term for Islam’s globalist vision] … will serve as the practical stuff from which the world will be able to fashion its future.” (Page 285 in The Keys of This Blood: The Struggle for World Dominion Between Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev & the Capitalist West published in 1990. The subtitle was later changed to Pope John Paul II versus Russia & the Capitalist West for Control of the New World Order.)
Several Evangelical writers, in recent weeks, have extensively documented that the Koran and historical mainstream Islam stand for violence, force, and killing in the pursuit of their aims; not just “bad” Muslims. Dave Hunt writes in the October 2001 issue of "The Berean Call":
“Who dares to make the obvious connection between this declaration of war against America, and the declaration of war against the entire world by Muhammad in the seventh century, a part of Islam ever since? Since its inception, jihad has been waged by Islamic warriors to spread that religion of violence and hatred. Islam does not change. Rioting Muslim mobs invariably chant in their 'fanaticism, 'Allah is great! Allah is great!'
“It would be extremely naive to imagine that terrorists who are willing to blow themselves up in Israel or to crash a plane at the loss of their own and many other lives do so for some commendable humanitarian cause. The courage comes solely from a unique doctrine of Islam. Abu-Bakr, the first Caliph to succeed Muhammad (and one of the few to whom Muhammad promised Paradise without martyrdom), declared that even if he had one foot in Paradise he could not trust Allah to let him in. The only sure way in Islam of achieving Paradise is to sacrifice one's life in jihad. Yes, suicide is forbidden as self-murder. But to sacrifice one's life in killing infidels carries the highest reward.”
Al Dager, in the most recent issue of "Media Spotlight", states:
"The Qur'an claims that Jesus and Muhammad are both messengers from Allah. But Muhammad's message is one of hatred against his enemies, while Jesus' message is one of love for His enemies. So regardless of what Muslims say, the very tenets of their religion demand destruction of their enemies. Just because a large number of Muslims do not openly espouse those tenets does not mean that it is a religion of peace."
However, the doctrine of Jihad is not nearly the most dangerous aspect of Islam whether the “good” or “bad” kind. By far the most dangerous deceptions of Islam are of the same nature as those of Roman Catholicism and Mormonism and Freemasonry and the rest of the world's religions: They promote false Christs and a false gospel of salvation by works.
For years Evangelical leaders have been promoting unity with Roman Catholicism. There are two types of propaganda we can expect. First, the unity of Evangelicals and Catholics together can now be promoted by provoking both Evangelicals and Catholics to take a Crusader’s stand against the onslaught of Islam. On the other hand, the “Unity of the People of Faith” can be promoted by finding “common ground” among Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, and “good” Muslims. In the Babel of the New World Order I expect to see both types of propaganda.
“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Our Lord Jesus wants us to love Muslims, Jewish people, Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics, Freemasons, Pagans, pagans, Apostate Evangelicals and everyone else.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:12-13
In the midst of all that is going on, followers of Jesus ought to try to be good citizens without worshipping what our fellow citizens worship. We ought to pray for the leaders of the world while understanding their true nature. Our calling is the same whether society is in the midst of peace and prosperity or cataclysm and disaster. The whole world is being prepared for a counterfeit Christ. We ought not be caught up in the manipulation of the masses, but we ought to stand for our Lord Jesus, desiring to rescue individuals out of the corrupt world system with its false christs and false gospels.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:7-8
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-18
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14:1-3
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
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