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Art by David Dees

Introduction

If you have seen many of the old western shows and movies created some 50 to 75 years ago, you have witnessed the best and worst of the human heart in action. These shows often picture apostate men and women lusting after the resources of others. Loving self supremely; they will do whatever wickedness it takes for them to get what they want.

Standing tall in opposition to these wicked are the good men and women who are willing to lay down their lives in love, truth and justice in order to protect the lives, rights, and resources of others. The kind of people that went to the Bundy ranch in Nevada to help defend their neighbor against unjust, abusive, greedy power.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/18176-showdown-on-the-range
http://www.infowars.com/breaking-sen-harry-reid-behind-blm-land-grab-of-bundy-ranch/
http://www.infowars.com/infowars-exclusive-on-the-ground-at-bundy-ranch-protest-area/

Like wicked modern day government operatives, the evildoers in old western tales can even be seen creating “false flag” scenarios in which they destroy something and blame it on a party they want to demonize and get out of their way so that they can move ahead with their evil plans. The BLM did this in trying to justify grabbing the Bundy acreage in order to protect turtles that they were actually destroying.

http://www.infowars.com/before-nevada-cattle-rancher-dispute-blm-was-euthanizing-endangered-desert-tortoise/

Without natural affection, brute beasts will shoot the defenseless or even their own blood in order to increase their share of the spoils. Pure evil falsely justified through worn out clichés like “more bang for the buck”, “just doing my job”, or “it’s the color of law”. The fruit of their wicked human hearts is deceit, greed and violence. Violence is the force and god which enables them to secure their short lived rendezvous with earthly riches. Their depraved, twisted minds deceive them to pay a tormented, unquenchable, eternal fiery hell in exchange for an appetizing taste of fallen paradise. Faithless and blinded by Lucifer’s dark light, they choose to enjoy an appetizing taste of fallen paradise here rather than eternity in the love, peace, beauty, comfort, security and prosperity of the Lord’s presence in his heavenly New Jerusalem. Only the intellectual and spiritual superiority of their invisible father the devil could convince the minds of such supposedly shrewd people to make such a foolish, short-sighted, self destructive decision. Only the unconditional love of a merciful, just and holy God would allow such stinking dogs the opportunity to repent; to turn away from their wickedness and receive pardon for their atrocious actions before his unbending justice demands that he throw them and their gang of supporters into the bottomless smoking pit to roast for eternity with their father the devil and his fallen angels.

Isaiah the prophet expressed the thoughts of the Lord God of Israel toward such people this way:

They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols. But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. (Isaiah 45: 16-25)

Retreating back to the idea of a “false flag” scenario; if you still can’t believe that any government wouldn’t manufacture murderous crises in order to give the impression that their murderous attack on a demonized foreign party is morally justified, you simply haven’t read history or the Bible with an open mind and heart.

Russia-Ukraine Crisis

The Russia-Ukraine situation is just another instance in which U.S. military led western outlaws are doing whatever it takes to do what they want. I have done some reading and research on the conflict from its onset. It is clear that Russia isn’t the aggressor in this situation.
Here are providing some insightful and well researched articles from Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan and past associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, on the history of this dangerous conflict.

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/06/washington-destabilizes-ukraine/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/12/washington-orchestrated-protests-destabilizing-ukraine/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/14/russia-attack-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/17/us-eu-paying-ukrainian-rioters-protesters-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/22/sleepwalking/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/23/democracy-murdered-protest-ukraine-falls-intrigue-violence/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/25/crisis-ukraine-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/26/ukrainian-neo-nazis-declare-power-comes-barrels-guns/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/03/washingtons-arrogance-hubris-evil-set-stage-war/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/05/propaganda-rules-news-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/06/looting-ukraine-begun/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/11/western-media-lie-factory-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/12/obama-regimes-hypocrisy-sets-new-world-record-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/13/guest-column-israel-shamir-ukrainian-pendulum/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/14/new-russia/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/14/world-war-1-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/16/washington-set-world-path-war-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/16/95-7-crimeans-give-finger-white-house-tyrant-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/17/two-steps-forward-one-step-back-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/26/much-war-washington-want-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/29/western-looting-ukraine-begun-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/04/09/us-world-coming-end-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/04/13/washington-humanitys-worst-enemy-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/04/14/washington-drives-world-war-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/04/26/moving-closer-war-paul-craig-roberts/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/04/30/us-economy-house-cards-paul-craig-roberts/

The Center For Globalization Research offers these insightful articles on the subject:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-neo-nazi-government-in-kiev-towards-a-scenario-of-military-escalation/5380384
http://www.globalresearch.ca/burning-ukraines-protesters-alive-neo-nazi-shock-troops-supported-by-us/5381721
http://www.globalresearch.ca/reflections-on-odessa-the-nazi-legacy-of-mayhem-and-massacres-in-ukraine/5381697
http://www.globalresearch.ca/kiev-uses-chemical-weapons/5381664

Professing Christians need to be aware of this and be careful not to jump on the warmongering bandwagon promoting sanctions and military action against Russia and its interests. This should be no surprise since foreign policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has said that “it should be the American goal to draw Russia toward Europe, to let Russia have a European identity and future, and that a European Ukraine is a necessary precursor for that.” “Russia will have to face the fact that it cannot indefinitely control that huge space, potentially so mineral rich, without being part of something larger. And that something larger essentially is the Euro-Atlantic Community, I don’t see Russia becoming a junior partner of China. If it does, it will lose the Far East someday, perhaps cataclysmically.” (pg. 180-181, “America And The World” )

On page 175 of the same book, another former National Security advisor Brent Scowcroft makes it clear that the U.S. wants the Ukraine incorporated into Europe. Brzezinski states that “Russia cannot be in Europe without Ukraine also being in Europe, whereas Ukraine can be in Europe without Russia being in Europe”. (pg. 122 and pg. 196 in the “The Grand Chessboard”)

What is really going on here in the Ukraine?

Brzezinski makes that clear in the same 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard. On page 86 he states that America’s central geopolitical goal in Europe is to “consolidate through a more genuine transatlantic partnership the U.S. bridgehead on the Eurasian continent so that an enlarging Europe can become a more viable springboard for projecting into Eurasia the international democratic and cooperative order.”

Chapter 7 of The Grand Chessboard is replete with Brzezinski’s preaching that it is up to America’s global planners; backed by American military, to formulate, maneuver, manipulate, encourage, prod and accommodate the geopolitical powers on the “Eurasian chessboard”, the globe’s central area, so that nobody can remove the U.S. or her powerful influence from Eurasia.
On page 196 he says that the “global stewardship that America has inherited is hence likely to be buffeted by turbulence, tension, and at least sporadic violence.” He refers to “the new and complex international order, shaped by American hegemony” and says that America will compete with “forces of turbulence” in Eurasia. He speaks on page 55 of the most dangerous “antihegomonic” scenario America could face. This danger is what we now see taking shape as a result of our maneuvering and manipulating in the Ukraine; the grand coalition of China, Russia, and perhaps Iran, a group of nations are being united by grievances against the hegemonic interests of the United States of America.

The following article by William Jasper provides a broad understanding of the geopolitical aims of this major move by globalist planners being played out now in the Ukraine.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/17927-ukraine-unraveling-the-planned-chaos

Conclusion

What do I think is really happening in the Ukraine? In my opinion, the crisis has multiple objectives.

First, political leaders and the masses under the influence of corporate propaganda are being conditioned to support increased military spending.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2014/04/07/washington-should-not-defend-ukraine-or-expand-nato-u-s-should-shift-responsibility-for-europes-defense-to-europe/2/

What is the reason for this? Fomenting chaos and propagating violence increases borrowing needs. Increased borrowing results in increased banker profits and devaluation of the dollar. Dollar devaluation depresses the purchasing power of the people while increasing the revenues of central bankers and informed investors. This process of war fed poverty increases the divide between the wealthy controllers and the people under their control. (Revelation 6:3-6)

Second, the Ukraine crisis is not only designed to increase banker profits, this major move on the grand global chessboard aims to further consolidate financial control in the hands of wicked leaders. It is about furthering the integration of Russia and Ukraine and the their natural resources under the control of the global financial system.

http://personalliberty.com/false-eastwest-paradigm-hides-rise-global-currency/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/03/brzezinski-ukraine_n_4890076.html
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37878.htm
http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_01/BRICS-creating-parallel-Monetary-Fund-disillusioned-with-IMF-and-World-Bank-expert-0502/
http://rt.com/business/156912-russian-putin-card-payment/

Third, by weakening the dollar, globalist powers further decrease the ability of the American people to stand against their drive to create the fourth and final global beast out of the sea kingdom.

http://scgnews.com/russia-threatens-to-drop-the-dollar-and-crash-the-us-economy-if-sanctions-are-imposed-obama-signs-sa

This kingdom will be comprised of 10 kingdoms which will be led by an 11th kingdom, the little horn kingdom. The little horn kingdom is to be led by Antichrist; the false prophet. Lucifer is currently driving the creation of the fourth and final beast out of the sea kingdom, the “United States of the World”, through the military power of the little horn beast out of the earth kingdom, the United States of America; the mysterious woman revealed in the Revelation as that woman, that great whore, that global superpower called Babylon the Great. (Daniel 2:40-45; Daniel 7:7; Daniel 7:19-24; Revelation 13:1-7)

http://www.escapebabylonsdemons.com/uploads/REV_13_THE_UNITED_STATES_OF_THE_WORLD_JAN_11_2011.pdf

Using the Ukraine crisis to try to integrate Russia and her resources into the hands of the controllers of the global financial system seems to me to be another pivotal move by the wicked in their efforts to finalize that ten nation scarlet colored beast currently led by the fallen superpower Babylon the Great, the mysterious enigma we now know as the fallen United States Of America. (Revelation 17-19:3)

We have now fallen so far as a nation that we actually believe the lie to the extent that we are supporting the very same evil forces that we claim we must protect the world from by killing lives abroad and freedom at home.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-has-switched-sides-now-backs-al-qaeda-and-nazis/5381716
http://www.globalresearch.ca/washington-behind-the-massacre-in-eastern-ukraine-putin-takes-the-blame/5381686

What terrible fate awaits the whore and her children; the wicked who birth such evil plans and their faithless partners who, either directly or indirectly support their violent dealings.

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. (Revelation 18:1-8)

What blessed assurance awaits those who live by faith and come out of Babylon; those who put their hands to the plow and won’t look turn back, even in the face of death, to desire Babylon’s temporary beauty like Lot’s wife did when she was fleeing Sodom.

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 7:14-17)

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Introduction

The intent of this message is to present the mind of Christ, as revealed to us in the scriptures, with regard to politics, business, and theology in order to help unite the body of Christ.  

This summer I’ve seen that the Lord Jesus Christ and professing believers can be 180 degrees apart in their thinking with regards to issues surrounding politics, business and theology.

Religion and Theology

Beginning with the subject of religion; author Frank Schaeffer,  son of the late pastor-theologian-evangelical teacher-author Francis Schaeffer, expresses distaste for those of us who believe that the Old and New Testament scriptures are given by inspiration of God.

In his November 16, 2012 article entitled,  “If Jesus Hates Anything Maybe It’s Theology.” Schaeffer has exchanged the awesome certainty of experiencing fellowship with God through repentant faith in scripture, prayer, and Holy Spirit controlled relationships for feeling human love through participation in the uncertain religious mystery of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Schaeffer feels that “Orthodox liturgy is aesthetically pleasing: no guitars or historic preaching, lots of candles to light, incense to smell, things to kiss, stuff to march around with in processions,  and no one cares if you arrive late.” He says he “encounters the part of his brain that feels like its encountering God.” He expresses the misled belief that humanity is not separated from Holy God due to an inherit sinful nature stating “who you are, not what you believe is what’s important. In that sense you could be a “good Orthodox” and also an atheist– at least some of the time because doubt is not looked down on.” It’s also worth noting that this statement indicates that he believes that the visible actions of an organized religious group trump faith in the teachings of scripture; that church practices are more authoritative than the biblical truth of God’s Word.

Schaeffer’s heretically mocks bible study and authoritative biblical teaching stating that the Bible “has flaws and is just plain crazy in places so they spend lifetimes working to make “sense” of something nonsensical, mean and stupid.”  Rightfully disturbed by extreme Calvinism which twists the loving nature of God;  rather than balancing the reality of God’s sovereignty with biblical truth, he mocks the sovereign and omniscient power of God and divine ability to directly influence human choice. He attributes key life decisions to “genetics, psychology and brain chemistry and where I happen to live and in what time”. He scoffs at the importance of believing the right things about the nature and character of God as revealed to us in scripture. He forgets that true faith in God and his word expresses itself in charity toward others. (I Corinthians 13; James 2; 1 John 5) Furthermore, he dismisses the ability of the Holy Spirit of God to make fellowship with God and others an experiential reality for us as we live in repentant obedience to the God’s commandments and principles as taught in scripture. (1 John 1:5-10) He even claims Jesus was a backsliding Jew who repudiated and rejected the law while attacking the Bible of his day. The truth is that Jesus fulfilled the law; kept the commandments,  and said:

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:17-20)

The reasons for Schaeffer’s rejection of the Bible as truth are a reminder to us that the correct interpretation and application of biblical truth is an eternal issue. Here is a man who has rejected the true biblical Jesus and created another false Christ in his mind. His rejection of biblical truth seems to be an immature over reaction to poor handling of the word of truth by the body of Christ. How many people like Frank have turned away or are in the process of turning away from the truth because the body of Christ has minimized the importance of properly interpreting the intended meaning of scripture? Yes, we all “see through a glass darkly”. We are incapable of understanding all mysteries, however, spiritually blind teachers need to “anoint their eyes with eye-salve, that they may see” the true character and values of God and Savior Jesus Christ. (Revelation 3:18)

Based upon his own statements it’s absolutely clear that Frank Schaeffer doesn’t fit the biblical definition of a child of God.  His actions may reflect the character of Jesus in some ways, however, he speaks as if he has no love, or use, for those of us who love the word of God.

Frank Schaeffer is teaching dangerous heresy; acting as an enemy of the body of Christ while professing to be our friend. He must be shunned as a heretic. (Titus 1:10-14; Titus 3:10-11; 1 Timothy 1:19-20; 1 Timothy 6:3-5)

What does the Lord think about theology; does Jesus hate it more than anything as Frank Shaeffer says?

Webster defines theology as follows:

 “Divinity; the science of God and divine things; or the science which teaches the existence, character and attributes of God, his laws and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the duties we are to practice.

Theology consists of two branches, natural and revealed. Natural theology is the knowledge we have of God from his works, by the light of nature and reason. Revealed theology is that which is to be learned only from revelation.

Moral theology, teaches us the divine laws relating to our manners and actions, that is, our moral duties. theology, teaches or explains the doctrines of religion, as objects of faith.

Scholastic theology, is that which proceeds by reasoning, or which derives the knowledge of several divine things from certain established principles of faith.”

From these definitions it seems that Jesus Christ would appreciate his children devoting mental energy to loving him with all of their mind; learning more about his divine nature and using their God given intellect to muse about their Heavenly Father; His nature, character, life, values, work, and more. We are to  love the Lord thy God with all our mind; let the word of Christ dwell in us richly; study to show ourselves approved unto God, workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth; and be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of our mind, that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Matthew 22:37; Colossians 3:16; 1 Timothy 3:16; Romans 12:2) King David said “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”  (Psalm 1:1-2)  This is how we progressively become more Christ-like; not through mysterious feel good sacraments which hide our dark side. There is a little bit of Judas in us all; however, through sometimes emotionally painful personal interaction with the quiet voice of the Holy Spirit of God heard in divinely inspired scripture,  and remorseful repentance over our sinful nature, we can be forgiven and receive unmerited favor to overcome our ugly, sinful, un-Christ-likeness. 

Politics and Business

Concerning politics and business, many professing believers unknowingly believe in a shrunken God. All members of the body of Christ should be growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. However, there are those among us that should be teachers of truth that are bowing to a God whose values are foreign to the Holy God of the Bible.

Although most would agree that the God of the Bible is holy, all knowing and everywhere present, many professing Christians separate business practices and socio-political beliefs from the commands and principles of scripture. This shouldn’t be; God is everywhere at every moment. He expects his children to obey him without moral compromise in business and politics.

The lopsided American 501-c3 government incorporated religious organization/church emphasizes “preaching the gospel” to the exclusion of “teaching all nations” and the greatest of all virtues, charity. Due to IRS rules regarding the exercise of gifts to needy individuals, 501-c3 church leadership has subtly reduced the meaning of the most important way in which people show themselves to be followers of Christ to polished politeness and a selfish “I’ll scratch your back if you’ll scratch mine” mentality. Have we forgotten the truth of Proverbs 24:7 that ” iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend”? Have we forgotten the benefits of brotherly reproof and instruction? The heated friction that will occur between spiritual brothers and sisters as the iron hard truth and spiritual wisdom of one rubs against the earthly wisdom of another is necessary and normal. A satanically deceived  Peter overcame and grew more like Jesus because he listened to the blunt reproofs from Jesus like ” … Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” (Matthew 16:23)

Webster defined charity as love, kindness, affection, tenderness, springing from natural relations; as the charities of father, son and brother and candor; liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to think and judge favorably, and to put the best construction on words and actions which the case will admit. The 501-c3 church will teach this; probably because 501-c3 church leaders know that positive interpersonal relationships among church members and their families helps attendance and financial giving. Most of these guys are ultimately about their bottom line cash flow; so much so that they are even willing to hide from and or suppress the truth in various areas if they fear knowing and or teaching the whole truth  might jeopardize the special IRS tax exemptions they receive that their members don’t.

The whole truth, however,  is that charity; in a theological sense,  includes supreme love to God, and universal good will to men. In a socio-political sense it includes liberality to the poor  to relieve them in distress; liberality in gifts and services to promote public objects of utility-educating like poor children, support of life saving, truthful,  independent media sources of all types and charitable government representatives.

The Lord Jesus Christ doesn’t have a separate set of commandments and moral principles for home, church, work and politics. God is holy! He is a God of justice and judgment. His people are to be people that help execute justice and justice as Abraham and David did and the returning King of Kings Jesus Christ will do. (Genesis 18:19; 2 Samuel 8:15; 1 Chronicles 8:14; Psalm 82:3; Proverbs 21:3; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 56:1; Ezekiel 45:9; Jeremiah 23:5; Isaiah 58-59)

Instead of letting the mind of Christ be in us and control our beliefs and opinions, we are trusting in our own understanding and or ignorantly burying our heads like a horse would in a bale of hay; enjoying the fine fruits of Babylon with those we love while reneging on our responsibility to be salt and light in this evil world. At best we are confining religion to the excellent things of Bible reading, prayer and sexually pure and nice relationships with family and friends. We need to understand that it is a false Christ who doesn’t mix his Christianity with business or politics. The living Christ brings moral light and truth to every corner of society because his eyes are open with a heated love for those he has created and suffered to death to redeem.

It might shock us to know that politics isn’t inherently evil. Webster defines politics as follows:

“the science of government; that part of ethics which consists in the regulation and government of a nation or state, for the preservation of its safety, peace and prosperity; comprehending the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals. Politics, as a science or an art, is a subject of vast extent and importance.” 

Politics should be biblical morality, Christ-like ethics, and true religion lived out in the workaday. This obviously isn’t the case, however;  the hypocrites, puppets, liars, whores, thieves and traitors typically representing us in government who are failing to model biblical morality in their decisions are simply living out the lust and evil within their hearts. They are only revealing what they really are in light of God’s truth. Their political performance can be measured against the benchmark of true biblical morality. Their decisions and actions will one day be evaluated by a holy God in accordance with the commands and principles of his Word.

At root, political decisions are moral decisions.  Moral decisions are based upon moral law. Moral law is given by God. God is the judge. We are the judged.  We are responsible for what we know to be morally right. We are responsible to promote good and stand against evil. Children generally know this to be true while educated adults may conveniently rationalize their way around it for self and or mammon sake. Our moral stands for or against their morally based political decisions and actions made by our representatives on our behalf will also be judged by God’s unchanging moral law; his commandments and the true biblical principles.    

Moral politics puts legs to righteous supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, made for all men; for kings, and all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (1 Timothy 2:1-3)

Politics isn’t just about voting for candidates and taking a stand on issues. Our military and other agencies under government control are part of politics. The stands we take for or against their decisions and actions impact human lives around the world for good or evil. We have been given much; we are accountable for much. God desires society be quiet, peaceable, godly and honest. To accomplish this he has given his body on earth, the church, the responsibility to pray, preach the gospel, and salt the earth by living and teaching his truth in hopes of reconciling as many as possible to his moral life, light and truth. 

We pay our military and expect them to be willing to lay down their lives for us. God has paid for our sins and expects us to lay down our lives for him and others. (Romans 12:1; 1 John 3:16) We need to be willing to speak the truth about things political in order to protect and defend human life;  even if it means that we could be killed if as a result. To do so will take courage. Cowards without the courage to do so will share the same eternal hell with the same murderers they were afraid to take a moral stand against. (Revelation 21:8; Matthew 25:31-46)

Conclusion

Our works in the context of social, political, business, and body  of Christ (church) life reveal the truth about our profession of faith; whether we are sheep or a goat; a wheat or a tare.

The heavenly home of truly repentant  professors of faith in Christ is sealed. (Ephesians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 4:30; Romans 8:5; Galatians 4:6; 1 Peter 1:8). These children of God are presently working out their faith in every arena of their lives; even as they joyfully suffer the consequences of their alien belief system at the hands of hardened hearts. (Philippians 2:12; Hebrews 10:32-39) They are  expressing their faith, though still imperfect,  in sacrificial love toward others in preaching the gospel, sharing personal resources (time, money, property, talents, spiritual gifts, natural abilities) and teaching the truth in love to people. (Galatians 5:6; Matthew 28:19)

Tares and goats, on the other hand, unrepentantly delude themselves in a false spiritual pride over their professed religion; even though they don’t live by the truth in every area of life; including politics and business. They purposely neglect and compromise the commands and principles of God’s word for selfish gain. They close their eyes to evil they have been warned against. They continue to support slavery, injustice, treachery, murder, theft and all sorts of un-Constitutional lawlessness when they should be exposing and confronting it. They hoard resources out of selfishness and fear and only invest or share for the sake of return.  Lukewarm, self-satisfied, proud and content in the riches of Babylon, they are good for nothing when it comes to helping preserve liberty and justice for all in their own workplace, neighborhood, community, state or nation. Instead they rest deluded in the lie that the troops they support are sent overseas to kill enemies of goodness and freedom. They close their eyes to the truth that the muscular weapons and the unending war is ultimately about economic globalization and western financial control;  targeting sovereign Middle Eastern nations for economic rule set export and forcing the integration of all nations into a globally interoperable economic system. (Barnett, 2004)

Unless they anoint and illuminate their morally blind eyes with the healing eye-salve of socio-political and biblical truth they will be judged as useless good for nothings by God; trampled underfoot in their own nation by the tyrannical power of evil.  (Matthew 5:13; Revelation 3:14-22)

The hope and healing of those children of God who will overcome the beast and his world system rests upon repentant faith; not faithless, unrepentant, self-satisfied avoidance.

“…These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:14-22)

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 Introduction

The Late Great United States (2009) by Pastor Mark Hitchcock, PHD is a certified conservative evangelical pre-tribulation rapture prophecy authority’s response to some of today’s most commonly asked questions concerning America such as:

  • Is America mentioned in prophecy?
  • Could the Antichrist come from America?
  • Why do “they” hate America?
  • What is the secret of America’s greatness?

What are his answers to these questions?

In short, Pastor Hitchcock believes that America’s support of Israel is both the secret of her greatness and the reason why “they” hate America. He doesn’t think that the role of the United States is specifically addressed in the Bible, however, if it was, he feels that she has the best chance of being found listed among the “young lions” of Tarshish  of Ezekiel 38:13. He believes that it’s unlikely that the Antichrist could be an American.  

Although various things Pastor Hitchcock believes such as America’s support of Israel is both the secret of her greatness and the reason why “they” hate us can ultimately be proven false, this article will only address his responses to the question as to whether or not America could be “Babylon the Great”.  

Is America mentioned in prophecy?

Pastor Mark Hitchcock relies upon logical fallacy instead of thorough research and biblical exegesis in dismissing the possibility that America is Babylon the Great.

Dr. Hitchcock assumes Babylon is Satan’s capital city on earth because Babylon was the capital city of Nimrod; the first world ruler, and the capital city of the first four Gentile world empires to rule over Jerusalem. Because of Babylon’s past role as the capital city of world rulers, he circularly reasons that Babylon will be resurrected to become Antichrist’s capital city. He employs Revelation 14:8; 16:19; 17:5; 18:2; 18:10; 18:21 as proof texts supporting this faulty logic. He then concludes that America can’t be Babylon the Great because God will destroy Antichrist’s capital city Babylon at the end of the seven-year Tribulation period. He believes there is no indication in the text that “Babylon” is to be taken symbolically or figuratively so it must refer to Babylon, Iraq.

The following paragraphs discuss the errors in this teaching and destroy the foundational arguments Pastor Hitchcock uses to justify his belief that Babylon the Great refers to Babylon, Iraq.   

Revelation 17:12-18 explains that 10 kings will destroy the great city Babylon the Great BEFORE they present their kingdom to the beast. This prophecy proves that the unification of the fourth and final global kingdom of Daniel 7:19 to be led by Antichrist occurs after that great city “Babylon the Great” of Revelation 17:5 is destroyed; not before as Mark Hitchcock asserts. 

It is true that Revelation 16:19 foretells of “great Babylon” receiving the wrath of God. “Great Babylon”, however, describes a different kingdom than “Babylon the Great” of Revelation 17:12-18. How can we know that great Babylon is a different entity than Babylon the Great?

Revelation 16:10-13 shows that both the beast kingdom and the false prophet are in power when “great Babylon” of Revelation 16:19 receives God’s wrath. On the other hand, according to Revelation 17:12-18, “Babylon the Great” was destroyed before the kingdom was given to the beast. “Great Babylon” of Revelation 16 refers to the fourth and final global beast kingdom of Daniel 7:19. This global Babylon is unified under Antichrist after the sovereign “city“or nation-state “Babylon the Great” is destroyed.

Great Babylon of Revelation 16:19, the final global kingdom of Daniel 7:19, is also referred to as the “beast out of the sea kingdom” in Revelation 13:1-10.  This global Babylon receives the wrath of God when the Lord Jesus Christ returns at Armageddon to destroy this beast kingdom according to prophecies like Revelation 16:10-21; Revelation 19:11-21; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Zechariah 14; Joel 3 and others.

The fact that “great Babylon” of Revelation 16:19 and “Babylon the Great” of Revelation 17:5 are different entities. Because of this Babylon must be interpreted figuratively or symbolically; not literally as Pastor Hitchcock believes.

Pastor Hitchcock fails to see that Daniel 11:45 indicates that the final capital city of Antichrist where the global tyranny of Antichrist will come to its end will be located “between the seas in the glorious holy mountain”. This is a description of beautiful Mount Zion in Jerusalem, Israel.

 Although it’s possible that Antichrist will establish temporary headquarters in Babylon before moving his palace to Jerusalem; Mount Zion is certainly a far cry from war torn, radioactive depleted uranium particle laden Babylon, Iraq isn’t it? 

 Conclusion

The preceding paragraphs have demolished arguments used by Mark Hitchcock to dismiss the possibility that America is Babylon the Great.  

In dismissing this possibility, however, one closes their eyes and ears to what God has to say in Revelation 17-18 about the present character of the U.S. and our relationship to her.  This blindness affects the ability of a person to discern the moral character of U.S. public policy and to pray effectively for our nation and those in positions of government service.  

Understanding that God is addressing us in Revelation 17-18 as “Babylon the Great” helps us receive the truth that the United States government is effectively ruled by an elite group running our largest international corporations. It becomes easier to believe that these people cycle through a revolving door between government policy making positions, Wall Street financial firms, Defense/Security firms and other influential corporate sectors controlling media, elections, politicians, and military. (Perkins, 2007)

It explains why Democratic President Barack H. Obama continued warmongering like Republican George W. Bush did. It helps us understand that since the days of Andrew Jackson financial powers have owned the U.S. government and U.S. Presidents have become gangsters for large international corporations, Wall Street and international bankers. It believable that wealthy elites have shaped U.S. policies and reaped great profit from the wars they have supported because these elite dollars fuel American foreign policy. (Rothkopf, 2008)

It’s not so surprising that America administers globalization as its military policeman by keeping integrated Core nations connected to the global economy and using her force to spread globalization to partially integrated Seam and disconnected non-integrated Gap states. (Barnett, 2005) 

Revelation 17:5 says Babylon the Great is the mother of harlots and abominations. This idolatrous, whorish nation-state serves to force the nations of the world to integrate their sovereign economies with a predatory global economic system. This idolatrous, antichristian system will eventually demand the life of all who refuse to identify or mark themselves as an integrated member of it. (Revelation 13:15-18)

In 2009 when The Late Great United States was first released, Pastor Hitchcock overlooked that the United States was serving as the mother of Iraq in bringing that nation into the global economic system in accordance with The Security Agreement (SOFA). 

 The U.S. invaded Iraq when it was considered to be outside the greater core of nations already integrated within the rule set of the global capitalistic system.

According to The Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) now serving as a foundation for a long-term, bilateral U.S.-Iraqi relationship, the U.S. will continue to act as the mother of Iraq nurturing its full integration into the rule set of the global economic system.

The United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Interior, Department of Justice and Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, United States Agency of International Development are actively partnering with the Iraqi government to protect U.S. interests in Iraq and the Middle East, support Iraqi sovereignty and help fully integrate Iraq into the global economy. (U.S. Department of State, 2011)

The massive U.S. Embassy in Iraq pictured below stands as proof of the commitment that U.S. government agencies have made to support Iraq’s development in education, energy, trade, health, culture, law enforcement, and judicial cooperation.

With the incorrect biblical thinking underlying Mark Hitchcock’s belief about Babylon the Great exposed, it follows that Mark Hitchcock and his followers need to undertake a truly independent, Holy Spirit taught study solving the mystery, Babylon the Great. Such work is essential in light of the current desire of the United States to force Middle Eastern countries to integrate with globalization’s Core. This idolatrous, covetous interest in Middle Eastern oil and the luxurious wealth and power its control brings us threatens to lead us into a disastrous World War III type scenario. It further provokes a Holy God to anger against these fallen United States for our murderous violence. It moves us ever closer to that fatal hour foretold in Revelation 17-18 when the U.S. will reap the violence she’s sown forging an antichristian New World Order on behalf of the wealthy elite controllers of the United States of America.  

Bibliography:

Barnett, T. P. (2005). What The World Needs Now. In T. P. Barnett, The Pentagon’s New Map Blueprint For Action: A Future Worth Creating (pp. 1-69). New York: G.P.Putnam’s Sons.

Perkins, J. (2007). Prologue. In J. Perkins, The Secret History of the American Empire (pp. 1-9). New York: Peguin Group.

Rothkopf, D. (2008). Globalists vs. Nationalists. In D. Rothkopf, SUPERCLASS: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making (pp. 145-189). New York: FSG.

U.S. Department of State. (2011, December 23). U.S.-Iraqi Relations. Retrieved December 23, 2011, from Embassy of the United States Baghdad Iraq: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/american-iraqi.html

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Dr. Michael Youssef has written at http://www.michaelyoussef.com/michaels-blogs/why-i-agree-with-the-mayor-of-new-york.html that he agrees “with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding his decision to bar “clergy” from participating in the tenth anniversary memorial of the September 11th attacks”.

While correctly recognizing that many Americans are prone to get involved in the idolatry of mixed religion, the following article explains why he’s wrong to thank “Mayor Bloomberg for sparing the faithful Christians from seeing and watching a syncretistic fest on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy”.

The Old Testament tells us that the true prophet Elijah wasn’t intimidated into silence by pluralistic, religious idolatry. When evil King Ahab gathered the prophets of Israel together, Elijah didn’t back out of praying amongst them because he was in the company of false prophets. In fact, Elijah boldly challenged evil King Ahab to bring the liars on. He then proceeded to use the opportunity to expose them as false prophets and glorify the one true living God. (1 Kings 18)

The Apostle Paul also didn’t shy away from an opportunity to publicly expose false religion in action and call it’s practioners to repentance and faith in the one true God and Savior Jesus Christ. (Acts 17)

Any true spokesman of God should do the same today in the face of godless state power. Government is established by God to serve him by punishing evildoers. It has no place terrifying those that want to do good. It is the job of the church to teach this truth from Romans 13.

Self-serving, conspiring pawns of the military-industrial complex and the international banking elite dishonor Constitutional law and despise truth, justice, freedom and righteousness. They seek to free the world of the restriction of the truth of the word of God. (Psalm 2)

No true mouthpiece of the Lord Jesus Christ should be thankful that corrupt public servants like Bloomberg have treacherously tried to silence the voice of the Lord in a country that has legally constituted individual rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.

Sadly, even in the wake of tyrannical acts like that of Mayor Bloomberg, many professing Christians still cling to the naïve and foolish belief that 911 based wars are about protecting our freedom and bringing freedom to foreign lands. This thinking is absurd in light of the fact that 501-c3 state churches are silenced on political and public policy issues and public schools illegally prohibit the free exercise of the Christian faith. Even now, the Mayor of NYC is forbidding the free exercise of religion on 9/11/2011 and Dr. Youssef and his disciples are strangely thankful about his evil.

The Lord God doesn’t want us to thank him for evil. He wants us to stand and pray against evil and the plans of evil men so that that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty. (1 Timothy 2:1-3) Dr. Youssef’s unique and unbiblical thoughts on this issue do have consequences, therefore they matter. They may help him fleece the flock; however, they won’t help anyone quench the tyranny rising against truth and freedom in our nation.

With a generation or more of government controlled pastors behind us now, it’s no wonder that most professing Christians in America still think that the illogical, unscientific official 911 conspiracy theory is true. Again this belief is absurd when we consider one simple fact that a third building which wasn’t hit by an airplane on 9/11/2001, 47 story WTC Building 7, also collapsed in demolition style vertically onto its own footprint at or near free fall rate like plane struck WTC Building’s 1 and 2 did.( http://www.ae911truth.org/)

In light of our increasing loss of personal Constitutional liberties since “911” and continuing limited religious freedom, it’s obvious that the multiple murderous wars since “911” aren’t about the U.S. military spreading peace and freedom. No, as military strategist Thomas P.M. Barnett has told us in books like The Pentagon’s New Map, our military action is about forcing nations to integrate economically with the rule set of the global economic system.

If we are to love as Jesus Christ has commanded us to, any prayer to him on 911 needs to begin with cries of repentance for our believing the lies of the beastly establishment and supporting its murderous wars.

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Some thoughts on this Martin Luther King Day 2011…

Things haven’t really changed much since Dr. King was assassinated as the below excerpt from his 1967 speech reveals. As a child I didn’t pray much, however, I thank God today that one  prayer I  remember praying many times as a kid was answered to my liking: “please end the Vietnam War…please don’t let me get drafted to go there”.  

My heart aches that the world is increasingly victimized by the American Empire while  American Christians ignorantly stoke the fires of violence through blind patriotism and stubborn, foolish,  human pride. It’s past time that the “bible believing church”  awaken morally and break her silence about America’s  illegal, immoral, deceitful, un-Constitutional whorish occupation of foreign lands on behalf of Lucifer’s multi-faceted web. This is a web consisting of  the international bankers, the oil corporatocracy, the military-industrial complex and occult secret societies and God only knows what else. Tell me why is murderous collateral damage, genocide and ruination of foreign lands not as much of a concern to God’s people as abortion? Irregardless of what our opinion on Dr. King might be, I can’t help but wonder what might have been if the church had been as courageously truthful about America’s selfish interests as MLK was.  If we had awaken on these issues I have a feeling that Christian persecution would have already come to America through the deceived and calloused hearts of  the many “Judas Iscariots”  that occupy our pastorates and pews.  

If you haven’t already done so, I recommend that you read  a couple of  books by John Perkins about the American Empire:  The Secret History of the American Empire and Confessions of An Economic Hit Man. I’m currently finishing up  The Secret History of the American Empire so this speech by Dr. King is especially meaningful to me because Perkins makes real today what King saw in general terms over 40 years ago.  There are other great books I could recommend on the subject, however, these are easy reads and offer a first hand account of how the American Empire operates in its leadership role in the international order. 

Excerpt from a speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City .

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

In 1957 a sensitive American official overseas said that it seemed to him that our nation was on the wrong side of a world revolution. During the past ten years we have seen emerge a pattern of suppression which now has justified the presence of U.S. military “advisors” in Venezuela. This need to maintain social stability for our investments accounts for the counter-revolutionary action of American forces in Guatemala. It tells why American helicopters are being used against guerrillas in Colombia and why American napalm and green beret forces have already been active against rebels in Peru. It is with such activity in mind that the words of the late John F. Kennedy come back to haunt us. Five years ago he said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Increasingly, by choice or by accident, this is the role our nation has taken — the role of those who make peaceful revolution impossible by refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that come from the immense profits of overseas investment.

I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. n the one hand we are called to play the good Samaritan on life’s roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: “This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of Latin America and say: “This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can well lead the way in this revolution of values. There is nothing, except a tragic death wish, to prevent us from reordering our priorities, so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war. 

 

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U.S. Army Spc. Gregory Summers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, uses a Biometric scanner to input a newly graduated electrical engineer into the pay system before the engineer can receive his first paycheck at an electrical sub-station in the Abu Ghraib area of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 22, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jacob H. Smith/Released)

 

 

Introduction

As economic depression, war and other system perturbations occur; great powers will be attempting to seduce humanity to embrace abominable solutions. The Bible teaches that the battle against the deceit of the powers at play is ultimately a spiritual battle. The endgame of this wrestling match is the “United States of the World” and the mark of the beast economy. This global economic system will require everyone to identify themselves as a supporter of the global beast kingdom in order to buy and sell. Those refusing to submit to the will of the global beast kingdom will be killed. (Revelation 13:15-18)

Forcefully marking individuals

How close are we to the implementation of this fierce antichristian global economic system?

According to the website link, http://www.biometrics.dod.mil/About/mission.aspx, The Biometrics Identity Management Agency leads Department of Defense (DoD) activities to program, integrate, and synchronize biometric technologies and capabilities and to operate and maintain DoD’s authoritative biometric database to support the National Security Strategy. Since it’s used within the U.S. military, the system maintains a global presence.

It’s worth noting that a recent DoD report demonizes futurist bible believing Christians as security threats.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/baldwin/100415

http://www.dtic.mil/cgibin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA485511&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf

The DoD’s use of a biometric ID system in Iraq proves that a global system exists which is capable of marking individuals for the purpose of controlling access to employment, financial transactions, health care and education in the name of peace and security. Those refusing to be tagged are killed as terrorists for refusing to integrate.

The link http://www.biometrics.dod.mil/References/biometricusecases.aspx  presents the following case studies which illustrate how the marking system is being used in the war on freedom.

Controlling Access 

An Army civilian is scheduled to visit a U.S. military installation. Notification for approval for the visit has been sent to the installation’s access control office roster. At the installation’s main gate, the base access control system scans the visitor’s official biometric-enabled identification token, collects a biometric sample, and verifies the visitor’s credentials and authorization based on a positive match with the appropriate access roster. The access control office grants installation access privileges based on the visitor’s identification data, DoD affiliation, and the current threat level. Upon completion of in-processing, the visitor is granted access to specific parking lots and buildings on the installation. The identity validation process is repeated in a layered security procedure using the individual’s specific biometric-enabled identification token processed by network security access control devices. The visitor’ identity and access authorization is confirmed at each access location. This system can be used for physical and network access control throughout the installation.Biometrics can help ensure that only authorized personnel have access to installations, buildings, and networks.

 Access to services for non-U.S. personnel  

When operating in a foreign country, the U.S. often contracts with local nationals to provide labor and services. As a condition of employment, the laborer must provide individual identity information and biometric samples for screening and background check purposes. Biometric samples are taken and matched against both host nation and U.S. authoritative sources. Both positive and negative matches result in the update and enrollment of individual biometric files, respectively. Additionally, once stored, these biometric files are shared with the host nation and U.S. non-DoD parties for subsequent analysis and fusion of applicable biometric and associated information (e.g., criminal records). Based on this exhaustive research, the U.S. military decides whether to offer employment and issue a biometric-enabled identity card to the job applicant. Biometric matching of all laborers is conducted on payday to confirm identity prior to payment. Biometrics can help prevent unauthorized personnel from gaining access to services resulting in fraudulent payments.

Common Access Cards

Nearly two generations ago Hitler’s’ Third Reich and International Business Machines (IBM) Thomas J. Watson strategically aligned enabling IBM subsidiary Dehomag to deploy Hollerith punch card systems across Europe. Punch card systems facilitated data gathering and analysis of local populations for the purpose of identifying people to be eliminated by the Third Reich. Unlike the coming mark of the beast economic system, IBM’s Hollerith punch cards and machine technology wasn’t globally interoperable. Punch card technology couldn’t provide immediate point of sale personal identification and funds transfer from buyer to seller. It simply allowed government to crunch and analyze census data and target undesirables with new efficiency. [1]

Today, however, another marking system exists which is capable of handling the immense task of marking the global population for efficient and secure economic processing. The scriptures warn humanity about a global system that would be designed and implemented for this purpose. 

The final form of this mark of the beast system remains a frequent subject of discussion and debate among professing Christians. Amidst the vast amount of speculative teaching regarding the technological details of the mark of the beast there lies a risk of someone getting lost in the forest as they focus on its trees. Whether or not the mark will entail a microchip implant or an RFID tattoo is really a mute point. To avoid being deceived what really matters is that we understand that the main purpose behind the mark of the beast is identification. The mark will identify people as supportive members of the Global Economic Community, the global beast kingdom and its political head Antichrist. (Revelation 13:15-18)

The scripture teaches that the eternal fate of every person will be determined by their decision concerning this mark. The Bible teaches that the saints belonging to the kingdom of God; those who obey the commands of their Lord Jesus Christ, would rather be killed than submit to Antichrist’s Order by marking themselves. (Revelation 13:15-18; Revelation 20:4) Those taken captive by deceitful political rhetoric and fraudulent government activities will believe the lie and embrace the evil mark of the beast system as good. Around the globe, deluded masses will approve of evildoing and injustice. They will follow the global beast nation and worship its image. (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12; Revelation 13:11-18)

The U.S. military already uses a globally interoperable ID card that is technically capable of functioning as the mark of the beast. It’s known as the Common Access Card (CAC).

http://www.cac.mil/

http://www.commonaccesscard.us/

Take a peek at this card and its contents at the following links.

http://www.cac.mil/CardInfoGeneva1.html

http://www.cac.mil/CardInfoIdentification.html

http://www.cac.mil/CardInfo.html

George W. Bush’s 2004 Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12/HSPD-12 mandated a common identification standard for federal employees and contractors. The CAC meets the requirements of this directive. It’s engineered for global interoperability and is currently used world-wide.

http://www.cac.mil/assets/pdfs/HSPD_12.pdf 

The following summary of the U.S. DoD Common Access Card was taken from the following link:

http://www.globalplatform.org/implementationsgovernment.asp.

“In 1999[2]  the US Department of Defense (DoD) had began work on a program to issue a common-access identification smart card to 4.5 million active duty, selected reserve, DoD civilian and eligible contractor personnel. The Common Access Card (CAC), is a smart card standard established by the Government Services Administration (GSA), a key purchasing arm of the US government, in conjunction with various military departments. The card is used to enable physical access to buildings and controlled spaces and gain access to the DoD’s computer network and systems.

The solution is based on GlobalPlatform technology to simplify the process of multiple government agencies deploying an interoperable smart card. The ultimate goal is to be able to use a CAC anywhere that the cards are accepted, regardless of which government agency issued it.

As of February 2008, approximately 15 million CAC cards had been issued at over 2,000 issuance stations worldwide.”

The Department’s approach uses COTS technology following the best industry practices. The card platform and architecture mirror the approach of the card industry with early adopters including Fleet Bank’s “Fusion”, Visa’s credit card, First USA Bank’s “Smart Visa”, as well as American Express’ “Blue” card program. Sun Microsystems “Sun Badge” corporate ID card, issued to all Sun employees worldwide, is also based on the same platform approach. This approach is standards-based utilizing IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), ISO International Organization for Standardization), ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and GlobalPlatform Specifications, which has allowed for multiple vendors to competitively supply smart cards, readers/encoders, software and other equipment for this program. Furthermore, the DoD is leveraging the economies of scale of these large organizations. As an example, Visa has one billion cardholder accounts worldwide enabling low-cost, common solutions to continue to improve the economies of this program. In addition, the CAC platform supports multiple applications. This allows for additional services to be dynamically loaded after the cards are issued to provide additional capabilities and services. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps will use the cards as an ID card and to gain access to the newly emerging Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). As requirements change via legislation or policy, the ability to evolve the CAC without reissuance has vast economic benefits.”

The DoD worked closely with ActivCard, Visa and Sun Microsystems to conform to the applications, security and robust design requirements of the GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.0. (Implementations/Government, 2010)

 

DoD is a leader in the development of a sophisticated identity management infrastructure. The Common Access Card is at the very center of that infrastructure and is critical to the continued efficient and secure operation of the DoD’s many computer systems and the key to emerging physical access systems.” (Rob Brandewie, Deputy Director DMDC)

Conclusion

Another sign that the mark of the beast is approaching is seen in the May 2010 National Security Strategy (NSS) issued by President Obama.

This document states the general strategic approach of the United States in dealing with what we’re told is the nation’s greatest security concerns. The latest NSS can be accessed at the link below.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/national_security_strategy.pdf

Policy papers like the NSS are a product of the National Security Council (NSC). The 2010 NSS emphasizes the global leadership role of the United States in advancing the values and interests of the United States and in shaping a sustainable global international order.

 The paper leaves no doubt that the New World Order, the U.S. Dollar’s Novus Ordo Seclorum, exists and that the United States of America is amplifying its intent to lead the international order.

 

The trend toward transparency regarding the existence of an international order is easy to spot in the side by side comparison of the 49 page 2006 NSS with the 52 page 2010 NSS. The following table contrasts the content of the 2006 and 2010 NSS’s.

References to the word, phrase or concept in the  NSS

Number of times used in 2006 NSS

Number of times used in 2010 NSS

International order 0 29
U.S. role in leading/shaping the international order 8 65
Sustainable international order 0 4
security 130 250
peace 25 41
prosperity 26 53
International 69 193
Terror/terrorism 16 49
Threat(s) 29 72
Domestic (security) 0 7
Homeland Security 2 10
Our borders 0 13
United Nations (U.N.) 13 20
Military 19 41
Global financial/economic system 3 8
Constitution (U.S.) 0 6

 

A new international economic system complete with mandatory ID required to buy and sell appears to be in the final stages of its birth cycle. With policy trends like those revealed by the 2006 NSS and 2010 NSS and the perceived need for an interoperable global ID system, won’t you agree that it’s time to say no to PROGRESS of this nature? Isn’t it time to take no steps forward and many steps back from the mark of the beast system?

Global economic collapse, false flag terror attacks, catastrophes, wars, war rumors and executive orders could rapidly accelerate the completion of the womb to tomb birth process of this giant global systems project.

Meanwhile there will be those lurking betrayers who’ll act as Hitler’s willing executioners once did. These “nice”, “normal” people were Hitler’s world servers who patriotically supported the Nazi system and worshipped Der Fuehrer in the name of efficiency and prosperity. Some of these traitors are among the desk devils placed at various levels within the hierarchy working and investing in smart planet corporations like IBM and its global subsidiaries. These are the corporations working like the devil in order to make the global economy work better for the sake of the global elite. They are moldable pawns under the deceitful mind control of higher powers helping manifest the coming nightmare on behalf of the global beast kingdom. Having rationalized their consciences away, these tools feverishly feed off the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil helping hell to throw its destructive net over earth’s final generation. Those caught in the net will honor the military power of the global beast kingdom. They will worship their new “Fuehrer” Antichrist; the leading front man promoting the interests and work of the global beast kingdom.  (Daniel 11:38; Revelation 13:11-18)

If you’re compartmentalized work is supporting the development and use of technology and information systems related to electronically identifying and tracking human beings like cattle, won’t you agree it’s time to give it up and jump ship! Isn’t NOW the time for all of us to help stop the PROGRESS in these fields?


[1] See IBM AND THE HOLOCAUST BY EDWIN BLACK  http://www.ibmandtheholocaust.com/

[2] 1999 was prior to the issuance of George W. Bush’s 2004 Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12/HSPD-12!!!

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This article concerns an article I received from a Worthy News e-mail this morning. The article was about the USAF providing a place for earth centered Wiccans to worship at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado. 

The original news article entitled, “Academy chapel to add outdoor circle to worship areas” written by Staff Sgt. Don Branum on behalf of the U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs is found at  http://www.usafa.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123187157.

The article begins as follows: 

“1/26/2010 – U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy chapel will add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions during a dedication ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the circle March 10.

The circle, located atop the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and Visitor Center, will be the latest addition to a collection of worship areas that includes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist sacred spaces.

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, NCO in charge of the Academy’s Astronautics laboratories, worked with the chapel to create the official worship area for both cadets and other servicemembers in the Colorado Springs area who practice Earth-centered spirituality.”

“Every servicemember is charged with defending freedom for all Americans, and that includes freedom to practice our religion of choice or, for that matter, not to practice any faith at all,” said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) William Ziegler, Cadet Wing chaplain. “Being in the military isn’t just a job — it’s a calling. We all take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and that means we’ve all sworn to protect one another’s religious liberties. We all put on our uniforms the same way; we’re all Airmen first.”

The presence of diverse worship areas reflects a sea change from five years ago, when reports surfaced alleging religious intolerance at the Academy. Sergeant Longcrier became Pagan shortly after arriving at the Academy in 2006 and said he believes the climate has improved dramatically.

The article continues by saying:

“When I first arrived here, Earth-centered cadets didn’t have anywhere to call home,” he said. “Now, they meet every Monday night, they get to go on retreats, and they have a stone circle. … We have representation on the Cadet Interfaith Council, and I even meet with the Chaplains at Peterson Air Force Base once a year to discuss religious climate.”

Earth-centered spirituality includes traditions such as Wicca, Druidism and several other religious paths that, while relatively new, trace their roots to pre-Christian Europe, Sergeant Longcrier said. Gerald Gardner founded the first Wiccan tradition in England in 1952, with neo-Druidism following in the early 1960s.

Some Earth-centered traditions involve the worship of gods and goddesses, whereas others may involve only one deity or none at all. Reincarnation is a popular concept, as is rebirth and celebrating the cycle of the seasons.”

Reader comments on this article were quite diverse. You can read them at  
http://www.worthynews.com/top/wnd-com-index-php-fa-PAGE-view-pageId-123829/.

I categorized, tallied, and analyzed the  84 responses to the article over the period 1/26/10-2/3/10 and here’s what I’ve found:

~69% or almost 3 out of every 4 responders supported the pagan worship circle

~31% or almost 1 out of every 3 responders opposed the USAF policy decision

~ 28% or over 1/4th of those having been in the military; or having family in the military, opposed.

~ 18% explicitly said they were pagans. 

~ 17% explicitly said they were Christians.

~36% or over 1 out of 3 of professing Christians opposed the policy.

~64 % or almost 2 out of 3 professing Christians supported the policy.

~18% explicitly supported the decision based upon their understanding of the U.S. Constitution

~13% of responders criticized Christians for being intolerant of pagan worship.

Before drawing some conclusions about the results of this data, I believe it’s important to state the following biblical truths:

1. Jesus claimed he was the one true God. Jesus never affirmed or supported any faith other than faith in him as God in human flesh. (John 14:6)

2. Jesus lost his life at the hands of  religious and political leaders for the exclusiveness of his religious claim. (Matthew 26-27)

3. Jesus taught his followers that they would be persecuted and hated by some if they publicly professed to believe his claim and followed him. (Matthew 5:11; Luke 21:12; John 15:20)

4. God teaches that witchcraft is a “work of the flesh”; an evil expression of sinful human nature . Those that practice witchcraft, or any of the listed works of the flesh, will not go to heaven after death.  (Galatians 5:19-21)

6. God equates love with obedience and support of truth. He doesn’t want his children to support false religion. God considers false religion evil and those supporting it, whether they practice it or not, share in that evil work. (1 John 5; 2 John  6-11)

6. God foretells that the world’s reigning superpower,  referred to in the prophecy of Revelation 17-18 as Babylon the Great and I teach is the U.S,  will fall to become a dwelling place for hateful evil spirits and reveals that sorcery or witchcraft contributed to her prominence before her destruction for her sins and her mistreatment of Christians speaking exclusive truth. 

With this truth in mind, what can we conclude from this small, statistical sample:

1. Many Americans, including professing Christians,  wrongly believe that God isn’t opposed to earth-centered Wiccan worship. 

2. America is  a house divided religiously.

3. Most Americans, even some professing Christians,  don’t believe in the absolute truth that Jesus is God and faith in him is the only way to heaven.

4. America is growing increasingly at risk to receiving God’s judgment  due to her growing affirmation and use of witchcraft; intolerance toward Christians with a proper understanding of the exclusiveness of their faith in Jesus as God and Savior, and many other accepted abominations and sins.

5. A failure among professing Christian to understand that we must ignore the teaching of the U.S. Constitution where it conflicts with the commands and principles of God’s truth in scripture. 

6. Both pagans and Christians should understand that teaching absolute truth in the proper spirit, even if that truth conflicts with natural human desires, expresses love for God and man. Failure to support something that one doesn’t believe in expresses  honesty and integrity.

7. Professing Christians shouldn’t support this policy. This pagan idolatry should arouse  holy anger which motivates them to rescue the lost from the deception leading them to hell and call its supporters to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.  They shouldn’t attend any dedication ceremony; nor give any hint of support for earth centered Wiccan religion. This holds true even if it’s practitioners remain peaceful, law-abiding people. They should see Wiccan as a selfish expression of human nature trying to relate to what one falsely believes is god or gods. They should see it reveals a desire for something beyond this material world in the pagans and seek to convert them out of love for God to the true and living God as Paul did in  Acts 17:16-34.

This article reveals a tremendous spiritual void and misunderstanding of the true, holy and living God in the lives of many professing Christians and pagans. 

In increasingly forsaking absolute biblical truth and the one true and living God, except for a small but growing remnant scattered nation-wide, America sits on political and religious fault lines as a house divided and dumb to the tremors being sent her way warning her of the devastating destruction she will receive from the hand of the Most High when he rises to shake her earth should she continue to ignore him.  

1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. “ (1 Timothy 2:1-6)

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