Marks of Israel

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Introduction



How Old Is This Anglo-Saxon Truth? From ADestiny@ 1941. The other day we saw the strange statement that Richard Brothers was the original proclaimer of the truth that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred peoples are the Covenant People of the Bible. We had known of poor Richard Brothers, as everyone who studies the various phases of religious fanaticism, but it was something of a surprise to find in a new book concerning him a claim for his precedence in the proclamation of Anglo-Saxon-Israel truth. He was a naval officer who lived from 1757 to 1824. He dabbled in the prophecies and became insane.



He declared himself to be Athe nephew of the >Almighty=@ and Aa prince of the Hebrews@ destined to lead the Jews back to Canaan. He had the dates of this return to Canaan very elaborately (calculated) but also erroneously worked out. He was imprisoned as a criminal lunatic because of his habit of startling the inhabitants of London with prophecies of the death of the king or the destruction of the city.



Even the Encyclopedia Britannica makes the astounding statement that Athe supporters of the Anglo-Israelite theory claim him as the first writer on their side.@ This is our first knowledge that such a claim has ever been made and we think the Britannica staff will find themselves unable to prove it. In its article on AAnglo-Israel@ the Britannica estimates the believers in this truth as numbering 2 million but says again that Richard Brothers may be regarded as its first apostle. The Jewish Encyclopedia also falls into the same error.



Now we could say that Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah and Jeremiah were the earliest apostles of this truth, that the Apostle Paul was one of its keenest thinkers and that the place of its origin was Palestine instead of England, if this did not seem like begging the question.



However, it is a simple task to show that the Encyclopedia is chronologically incorrect and therefore wrong in its conclusions. Dating from the year 665 A.D. to the year 1634, over one hundred and fifty references to the identity of the Anglo-Saxon people with ancient Israel have been discovered. They were all reprinted in the British-Israelite for 1879-80. It is noteworthy that none of the writers during that thousand years adopted the name of Jacob or Judah, but that of Israel, for the Anglo-Saxon people.



AThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicles,@ part of which in its present form we know dates from 892 A.D., and which preserves the great common stock of the mouth-to-ear handed-down history of our people, is almost a continuation of the Bible in its method and tone. Much of its information runs parallel with that which confirms Anglo-Saxon-Israel truth as held today.



In 1530, William Tyndale announced his amazing discovery of the likeness between the Hebrew and the English language, which made the English the most suitable of any language into which to translate the Bible.



In 1586, John Lyly, in his Eupbes and His England, gives evidence of his knowledge and agreement with this truth. In 1590, Counselor Le Loyer, a French Magistrate, wrote a book on The Ten Lost Tribes which he says came to England.



In 1649, Dr. John Sadler declared our Israelitish origin. In 1666, John Bunyan in the pain of his spiritual conflicts, happened on this truth, saw how great a way it opened for his distraught spirit, but was driven off by his father=s denial. In 1672, the great work, The Court of the Gentiles, which anticipated modern scientific discovery in showing the Hebrew sources of knowledge which had been attributed to other nations, made an indirect contribution to men=s knowledge of our truth.



But even while all this was transpiring, the Puritans in England, in their quiet and providential incubation for their great American enterprise, were feeding on the likeness between themselves and Israel. They called themselves AThe Seed of Abraham, God=s servant, and the children of Jacob, His chosen.@ It is so written in their records. The Fifth Monarchy men of the same period had more than a glimmer of the truth. They saw the succession of empires, with the Anglo-Saxon people the last and greatest because Acut out of a mountain without hands.@



In 1723, Dean Abbadie, of Killaloe, Ireland, wrote: AUnless the ten tribes of Israel are flown into the air, or sunk into the earth, they must be those ten Gothic tribes that entered Europe in the fifth century, overthrew the Roman Empire and founded the ten nations of modern Europe.@ (Of course, we do not subscribe to all the statements made by those early writes. We only claim that the idea of extant and continuing Israel as known peoples, has always been held).



All of these testimonies antedate the period of poor Richard Brothers. It is not surprising that he, earnest student of the Scriptures that he was, saw the truth also; the mystery is that students more sane than he can miss it. Another work on the subject appeared in 1795. I.H. Frere wrote on the subject in 1796, and Ralph Wedgewood in 1814. Rev. B. Murphy, in 1817, wrote AProofs that Israelites Came From Egypt Into Ireland.@ In 1820, Prebendary Waddiloe supported the general contention.





Modern interest on a large scale may be said to have begun with John Wilson, who was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1779. He was a Presbyterian minister, educated at Blasgow University. His attention was called to the subject indirectly by his mother=s repeated suggestion that he pay a good measure of attention to the 49th chapter of Genesis. Wilson did not see the point, but his mother insisted that he keep that chapter in mind.



Now, what does that signify? Simply this, that aside from books and authors, this truth has always been the possession of the pain people of Ireland and Scotland. They had no need of books upon it. It was part of their natural Bible heritage. But as the new education came, they found the need, as Wilson=s mother found it, to point the younger generation more specifically to the Bible sources of this truth. By degrees, Wilson came to see the point at issue.



He read for a long time in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, that mine of ancient Israel lore, and succeeded there in tracing the Anglo-Saxon people as far back as Media. The rest was easy. Since his day a distinguished company of authors have explored every nook and cranny of Bible truth concerning this people, bringing out of the Scriptures treasures both old and new. We are glad poor Richard Brothers had at least this glint of light before he fell upon his mental darkness. But to record him as the first apostle of this truth even in England is just about 1,100 years out of the way.



These notes are by no means a complete history of the rise of this truth to public acceptance. That history has not yet been written. And it should be. The Dead Speak, by E. Raymond Capt. There is something sacred about the manner in which a nation or people dispose of their dead and record the names of their loved ones. Our mode of dress and of travel may change but we adhere very tenaciously to methods of sepulture handed down to us from our fathers. Thus inscriptions and burial procedures are used by archaeology in identifying or tracing migrant peoples.



Archaeological excavations in the Middle East have uncovered vast graveyards full of mounds or vaults with stone monuments and gravestones that speak of dispersed Israel and bear witness to the fidelity of the Bible narratives of the time of Hosea the king.



One such cemetery was found in the Crimea on a high and dry ridge lying east of Sebastopol on the road from Balaclava to Batshiseral. It is in close proximity to a stronghold or fortification called ATschu-fut-kaleh@ or AIsrael=s fortress.@ The entrance to this sacred spot still bears the name of Athe valley of Jehoshaphat.@ All the inscriptions in this cemetery strikingly resemble in form and in construction many of those found in the East.



The Hebrew inscriptions on one gravestone translates as follows: AI am Jehudi, the son of Moses, the son of Jehuda the mighty, a man of the tribe of Naphtali of the family of Shimli, which was carried captive in the captivity of Hosea, king of Israel, with tribe of Simeon, together with other tribes of Israel which were carried away by the prince Shalmaneser from Samaria. They were carried to Halah, to Habor, which is Cabool, to Gozan, and to Khorsoneses (the Crimea); Khorsori was built by the father of Cyrus and afterwards destroyed and again rebuilt and called Crim.@



In another tombstone taken to St. Petersburg, now Leningrad, we find the following words: AI am one of the faithful in Israel, Abraham-ben-mar-Sinchad of Kertsch...The descendants of the ten tribes under the kings of Media, Cyrus, and Cambysea obtained possession of the Crimea and settled there and thus the exiles of Shalmaneser and of Nebuchadnezzar were mingled together in one people.@ This inscription confirms the Biblical account that the majority of the house of Judah were also take captive to Assyria.[1]



Another inscription read: AThis is the grave of Buki, the son of Isaac, the priest, may his rest be in Eden at the time of the deliverance of Israel. He died 702 of our captivity.@ This would be bout 19 B.C. In many of the Crimea cemetery monuments we find frequent referee to the house of Omri, Khomri, Kymri, Gamera, and Cimmerian. The same names are found in Assyrian and Greek writings and always spoken of as connected with the captivity of Israel.



An example is an Assyrian tablet of Esarhaddon (681 B.C.) That bears the name of ATeuspa the Cimmerian,@ whom it was said was the leader of the tribe form Israel who loved freedom more than life. This mode of expression of ancestry familiar in ancient Hebrew family records (Awhich the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nacor,@ etc.) We find on marble headstones in cemeteries stretching from the Crimea westward to Ireland. Some 2600 years ago in Western Asia, a great restless, energetic people were carried away into captivity and lost to themselves an to other nations. They were the children of Abraham, heirs of the covenant, and of the promises. Among them were many thousands of young women with beautiful complexions, APurer than snow, whiter than milk@ and an immense number of stalwart young men, middle-aged men and mothers with children. Among them were orators, poets, musicians, warriors, and administrators. What was their ultimate fate?



One nineteenth-century historian (Dr. Freeman) noted, AAll history shows us that there must have been some great >hive= somewhere in the middle of Western Asia, which was constantly sending swarms of people for the most part westward, and they came somehow by design, as if they knew they had a mission to perform, and a hand to guide them. As one swarm came and pushed them farther on from the old cradle or hive, and another century passed and we find another swarm, then another until we had at least five swarms of people from Armenai, or Media, precisely the same country to which the ten tribes (Israel) were led, as they left their own country.@



It is reasonable to conclude that the successive waves of people that swept over Europe sometimes called Celts, Scythians, Gauls, Gaels, the Gatae, the Belgae, the Angles, Jutes, Danes, Saxons, Normans and other Germanic peoples were Israelites. These same people became the progenitors of Western Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth, and America. Their roots can be traced by their language, laws, religion, customs, institutions, ethnological character, present condition and future prospects. These peoples have been and are now being blessed as the Lord promised to bless His Israel, with a multiplicity of increase as many as the stars in heaven, or sands on the ocean shores; with control of the oceans and the possession of the islands; with blessings of harvest and minerals; with wealth and treasure to send to all other nations, and with too much independence to borrow of any; and with a Bible which is above all price. Today it is the spade of the archaeologist that is literally clearing away the sands of time, unearthing the authentic relics of the past, bringing forgotten languages to life and causing the Adead to speak.@ [2]

























































































Chapter One



America is New Jerusalem and New Zion



We find allegories being used all through the Scriptures. No one has a problem with Judah being called a lion's whelp; [3] Zebulun as a foal and an ass's colt; [4] Issachar as a strong ass; [5] Naphtali as a hind {A red deer ‑‑ one that is fully grown}; [6] Joseph as a bough {branch or limb of a tree}; [7] Benjamin as a wolf; [8] All the tribes as a lion; [9] Gad as a lion; [10] Dan as a lion's whelp; [11] Jesus as a Lamb; [12] Israel as a speckled bird; [13] A nation of the East as a ravenous bird; [14] Preachers as fishers;[15] Pharaoh King of Egypt as a young lion and a whale [16] and Herod as a fox. [17]



There are many more allegories which could be presented but we believe this should suffice. Was any of these men such an animal or thing? Of course not! It is simply a description of the characteristics of these separate individuals. Then we have the false doctrine of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Herod described as Leaven.[18] When the word "lion" is used for Judah, we are trying to really emphasize the strength of Judah.



When we use the word "serpent" we think of something sly, wicked, evil, cunning, something that hides from us, has venom, that is strong and dangerous. That is why the word serpent is used many times as an allegory in the Scriptures. Thus we can clearly see that it is not at all unusual for a word to be used to illustrate something more impressively. And that is what we are talking about. Most Christians do not have any trouble with any of these in the various verses of Scriptures, therefore you should have no trouble in understanding what is being presented in this study. The house of God was first located at Shiloh: "...the house of God was in Shiloh." [19]



Then in the Book of Psalms we are told that God forsook, or left Shiloh: "When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel: So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men." [20] So we can clearly see that God in His wrath left Shiloh, and He would never return there, nor to the tabernacle, which was located at Shiloh. Therefore, it is amazing that the so-called Judeo-Christian preachers will never allow God to leave Jerusalem; which He clearly said that He would do. "But go ye now unto my place which 'was' in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the Lord, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; Therefore will I do unto this house (the Temple at Jerusalem), which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place (Palestine, Jerusalem and the Temple) which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh." [21]



The Bible says to provide a double witness to a thing, therefore, for a second witness: "Then will I make this house 'like Shiloh,' and will make this city (Jerusalem) a curse to all the nations of the earth. (Can there be any doubt that Jerusalem is becoming a curse to all the nations, with the damnable Jews, who - according to Christ are the children of Satan; there and their plans for world conquest, and their efforts to make Jerusalem the capital of the world?



The Jews who are not Israelites, but are the enemies of Almighty God, the Lord Jesus Christ and the True Israelites; for have they not been so bloodthirsty and thieves that they have been driven from every country on earth at one time or another, and sometimes several times) So the priests and the prophets (false priests and prophets, the Judeo-Christian preachers and prophets of that day and time) and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord.





Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, (See how the priests and prophets, which we call pastors, ministers, preachers and etc., today can control the people and cause them to do things that are against the Word of God) saying, Thou shalt surely die. Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord." [22]



This is very very clear, and to deny that God would leave Jerusalem and Palestine is an effort of intellectual dishonesty. (Have you ever thought about it: If the Jews god is the same one as the Christian's God, then why do they object to prayer to God in the schools)? The answer is given in a 1960 court case by a Jewess Lois N. Milman, if Christians would only listen and observe! Jewish pupil objects to prayer in schools. Jewess Lois N. Milman, objected to discussing God in the Miami schools because the talk was about "A God that is not my god." (How true this is) In a court suit she also objected to "having to listen to Christmas carols in the schools." [23] Of course God would keep His word as He gave it to Jeremiah, and history proves that He did exactly as He said He would.



We are told: "Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, (Here it is plain for all to see that the brethren spoken of is the house of Israel, the True Israelites and not the Jews. That the Jews are telling the True Israelites that Palestine and Jerusalem is now theirs) are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem (the Jews) have said, Get you far from the Lord: unto us (Jews) is this land (Palestine and Jerusalem) given in possession." [24]



For a second witness: "And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city. Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me. Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the Lord had shewed me. The word of the Lord also came unto me, saying, Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house. Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for removing: and thou shalt go forth at even in their sight, as they that go forth into captivity. Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby. In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the ground: for I have set thee for a sign unto the house of Israel. And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for captivity, and in the even I digged through the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in the twilight, and I bare it upon my shoulder in their sight. And in the morning came the word of the Lord unto me, saying, Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, What doest thou? Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them. Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity." [25]



Here we have God testifying that He is leaving Jerusalem and will never return, just as the True Israelites will do. They would be carried into captivity and their way would be hedged up and they would never return to Jerusalem or Palestine either. Just as God told them: "Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime." ;[26] "Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning."[27]



So it is very clear, that God would remove Israel to another country or place, not in Palestine and that would be their home, and Palestine and Jerusalem would be left for the Arabs who are the descendants of Abraham through his Egyptian wife Hagar. But for some reason the Judeo-Christian preachers of today, completely ignore these verses. Of course, we know the reason they ignore them is because of their fear of the Jews, that, and they have stupidly accepted a 501-C(3) tax designation that places the church under the control of the federal government. But the Scriptures, clearly show that the fearful and cowardly cannot enter into God's Kingdom, so they are, because of their fear losing their chance to enter therein. "But the fearful (those that are afraid, apprehensive, fainthearted, scared, etc.), and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." [28]



Now for one other witness: "Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession: Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God: Because they have made you (Palestine and Jerusalem) desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people (the Jews who without a doubt, and cannot be disputed that they are talkers and are an infamy to the world): Therefore, ye mountains (nations) of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about; Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea (the Jewish Encyclopedia says that Edom - Idumea, is in modern Jewry), which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey." [29]



Now let us turn to America and New Jerusalem. In the Book of Micah we find he wrote of a Place called Zion. "Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, (Not the old Zion in Palestine, but the daughter, A New Zion) like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon." [30]



Now turn to Zechariah where we find: "Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon." [31] Most Christians who attend church, or listen to the television evangelist are familiar with the name Zion. They preach about it; there are songs in the song books about it; and almost every mention of it is about a beautiful, peaceful and serene place where anyone, not just Christians would desire to go. But here are two passages of scripture where Zion is a place of turmoil and pain; a place that is in need of being freed or delivered from something Called Babylon.



The Clergy of Organized Religion has told Christians hundreds of times over the years that Zion along and New Jerusalem are Bible names for Heaven. But these teachings become more and more false as we find passages in the scriptures where it is told that both Zion and New Jerusalem in trouble. Which presents an interesting question: How could Heaven be in pain, travail or trouble?



However, all of these scriptures become clear and more understandable when one realizes that the names Zion and New Jerusalem are in actuality the names of the Nation of Regathered Israel. "And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off (Israel) a strong nation: and the Lord (Jesus Christ) shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever." [32] Some of the scriptures we will study are about events which have already taken place; some of them are about events which are happening today; and some of them are about events which will happen in the future. Also in previous chapters we have proven to any who are not Spiritually Blind that America is the "Strong Nation," the Nation of Regathered Israel and is both Zion and New Jerusalem!



So you should begin to see, it is America who has gone "even to Babylon," and "dwellest with the daughter of Babylon." In other words America has come under and is even now being controlled by this anti‑God, anti‑Christ, anti‑Christian world powers, spoken of and known in the scriptures as Babylon in both the Old and New Testaments.



What we see happening in America is exactly what was written in God's Holy Word. Now let's return to Micah: "But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain (nation) of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains (the greatest most powerful and blessed nation of all the nations), and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people (Israel) shall flow unto it." [33]



Please keep in mind that in Bible prophecy mount or mountain stands for a great nation or a great world power; and hills represent lesser or smaller nations or countries. To demonstrate this turn to Jeremiah where God condemns the nation of Babylon and He said; "Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain (nation)...and I will...make thee a burnt mountain." [34] So here in verse one of Micah chapter four as in Isaiah verse one chapter two we find God saying He will establish the mountain or the Nation of the house of the Lord in the top of the mountains or nations.



In other words above the other nations of the earth. So now you can also see and understand that whenever we read the term "the house of the Lord" where it does not mean the actual Temple or the place of worship: It always stands for the House of Israel. For they are God's house, the people of Israel where God would dwell. "What! know ye not that ye are The Temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?" [35] "for ye are the Temple of the living God." [36] "And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain (nation) of the Lord (the regathered nation of Israel), and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he (Christ) will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." [37]



This is not speaking of heaven spoken of so often by the Clergy; but is obviously of a place on The Earth where the people of the world could come and receive instruction and to be taught the Law and the Word of the Lord. Micah then goes on to say; "And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plow shares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (the end of war or the age of peace). But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. (This appears to mean the end of oppression and crime upon the earth) For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, (Here it appears that even while Christ is on His Throne those people who are outside of Zion and New Jerusalem will worship gods other than Almighty God) and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. (It sounds like Israel is living in a perfected kingdom) In that day, saith the Lord (What day? It is obviously in reference to a day among the last days as spoken of in verse one. Therefore, from verse six onward this is also something that will come to pass in the Last Days)." [38]



Turning back again to Micah we have seen that the kingdom would be restored after Israel had been regathered and made a strong nation, and known as the Mountain of the Lord, or Zion or Jerusalem. So when we read in Micah Chapter Four that God would assemble her that halted; gather her that was driven out; that was cast far off a strong nation, we are reading one of the prophecies which was fulfilled in the bringing of our Anglo‑Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and Kindred people to North America; in breaking the ties that bound them to the old country and constituting them a new nation, in one day, July 4, 1776.



The ones who came to America were called a remnant by Micah, or the "turned ones" we would know them today by their "new name" of Christians. Other prophecies tell us that the Israelites who would found Zion and New Jerusalem would be Christians. Prophecies such as that found in Jeremiah: "Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." [39] This was fulfilled, in America, by (Israelites) who, at its beginning, had the promised Godly Pastors.



In Jeremiah Thirty One the "remnant" or "turned ones" are prophesied to be regathered in Zion. "For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company (Here we can see that a remnant Can Be and indeed is A Great Company) shall return thither. (In the next verse is Proof that Israel regathered would be believing Christians when they came to Zion). They shall come with weeping, and with supplications (to ask for something by earnest prayer) will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way (in other words He would give them the Word of God in Truth), wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn." [40]



We also have God's Word in Isaiah; "Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; (and following is who and what they would be) Even every one that is called by my name (Christ(ian): for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him." [41]



Now we have come to verse 9 in Micah Chapter Four; what do we find? Trouble and pain. "Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail." Here is this Great Zion Nation where Israel has been regathered. It is in existence. It has been promised a Kingdom. And now the whole complexion of the prophecy changes to a woman in pain and travail. Verse 10: "Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail (the phraseology would indicate that something was about to be born): for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies."



Babylon, here, obviously is an enemy of Israel, because she is promised to be delivered from "the hand of thine enemies." In order for Zion to need to be delivered from her enemies it would necessary for Israel to be in the clutches and under the control of her enemies; that is the logical interpretation.



What does it all mean? It means that sometime after a remnant of believing Israelites are regathered, and after they have been made into "a strong nation." That they will be taken captive by their enemies. Their nation, the Zion of Bible prophecy would be the captive of Babylon. Zechariah said Zion would dwell with Babylon and would have to be delivered. Isaiah called Zion "O captive daughter of Zion." [42] And here we see that Micah writes quite plainly that Zion, the great nation of regathered Israel would be taken captive of something, called in the Bible = Babylon. We have now seen that prophetic Zion is a nation, one which we claim is America.



Now we will try to reveal just what that Babylon and what being captive of it is, and just how it has taken control of this great Zion nation, the United States of America. It is in all likelihood that many of you readers have never thought of America being in captivity. But most of you do know something is wrong, for we certainly are in pain and labor and recent years have proven that the American people have little or no control over their own government.



Therefore, we present you with this question: Is it possible that something, called in the Bible, Babylon, has secretly taken over control of the reigns of our government? If we, the United States, is Zion, and we know that to be true, then Babylon must be here too.



The prophet Isaiah wrote much about Zion and Jerusalem and most of his words to and about it are positive; they are filled with hope and with promise. And many of the passages in Isaiah have been used as the foundation for songs about Zion. They have been used also to create songs about Heaven.



Isaiah 52 is one of the chapter directed directly to this entity called Zion. "Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean."



This can be directly compared, and often is, with the 21st chapter of Revelation; about the New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven. and verse 27 reads, "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."



This seemingly, absolute restriction, on who may enter New Jerusalem is part of what has convinced some of the Clergy of Organized Religion; That New Jerusalem is really Heaven. And that only "dead" Christians may have entry there. And we will admit that Isaiah 52 seems to begin with the same absolute restriction on its inhabitants, by saying, only those who may enter are those who have been circumcised and have been made clean.



In the context of the New Testament that would mean entry would be restricted to only Christian believers. Whether living or dead is not the point here, but they seemingly would have to be scripturally circumcised and scripturally clean. God goes on is Isaiah, speaking to this Zion, to which the uncircumcised and the unclean will be prohibited entry, in verse 2, "Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion." Here the prophet is talking about this beautiful Zion in verse 1 and then in verse 2 he refers to bands on her neck which must be loosed and then calls her "O captive daughter of Zion." Now listen to verse 3, "For thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money."



So Zion, called in verse one Jerusalem of the beautiful garments, the Holy City and a place where the uncircumcised and the unclean will be refused entry. That Zion is a Captive! She has bands on her neck; she has been "sold." The Zion we are reading about here may seem to be a new one to many, for most, like many of us in the past, have always been taught by the Clergy that Zion was Heaven itself. A beautiful city of gold; the place where Jesus would dwell and rule His Kingdom and that beautiful place where all Christians hope to go when their final days on this earth have come to an end.



We, like you have never been taught about Zion needing deliverance. We have never been taught about Zion needing deliverance, nor have you ever heard about Zion being a place or something which might be captured by something else.



Yet when one actually reads the Word of God for himself instead of just listening to the Prophets of Baal, the Clergy of Organized Religion, all sorts of new things come up, which we have never heard before. We have already made the statement that this Zion is not the Heaven of the Church World. But it is instead a land, a place of the earthly regathering of the Israel Race. That the prophecies and the description of this Zion fit the United States of America as they fit no other land on the earth. Much less the Bastard State of Israel in the Middle East, which is proving to be more and more like the Nazi's the Jews have presented to the world since World War II.



There can be no doubt: America is this New Jer - USA - Lem and New Zion of Bible Prophecy!!! Our Anglo‑Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred people who are the True Israelites, have been gathered here from the north country and from the coasts of the earth. God took our forefathers, one of a city, and two of family and He brought them to Zion.



He did in America exactly, what He said He would do with the Israel People when He regathered them in their own land. He made them a great a mighty nation, the greatest and most mighty nation that has ever existed in all of the history of the world from its foundation to the present time; Above all the other nations which are upon the face of the earth. But God also warned that even though Israel was placed in Zion, they would turn away from hearing His Word and would become captive of their enemies, from which they would have to be delivered.



We believe that America is under that power today and has been since sometime between 1895 and 1899. We have been conquered by an alien race which is robbing and destroying our people. None can, truthfully, deny that the symptoms of captivity are present in the United States, but many will deny the actuality of it. Now we must repeat again and again, because it is so hard for many Christians to understand: The Zion of Bible prophecy is not a place of perfection. At least not in its early stages.



We have just read where Isaiah has called it a "captive daughter of Zion" and said it had bands on its neck, that it had been "sold" into captivity and had to be delivered from its enemies. Well that seems to be what Micah is writing about here also in verse 9 of Micah chapter 4, "Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished?"



Now Israel has had many kings and counsellors but usually when the prophets speak of one king of Israel, they are speaking of Almighty God. And here counsellor is in the singular "is thy counsellor perished?"



If you will remember that beautiful prophesy of Jesus in Isaiah Chapter 9 you will see what this probably means. Isaiah 9:6 reads, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder (and that would mean that He, Jesus, would be king over Israel): and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."



So there you have it: Jesus is Israel's King and Jesus is Israel's Counsellor! And here in Micah, God asks Israel in Zion, why are you crying aloud, don't you have a king and a counsellor. He is, in effect, asking Israel; Is your troubles so bad that you think your Savior, your King, your Counsellor is dead?



Take a look at America today. Millions of our people are grieved, frightened and angry about what is happening to their beloved nation and are crying about it. We are being destroyed with crime, with corrupt politicians, with corrupt manipulators of business and stocks; we are being disarmed in the face of an ever increasing threat from the communist nations.



Parts of our sovereign parts of our nation are being given to other countries by criminals and agents of the enemy in our government. Hundreds of billions of dollars are being forcible taken from our citizens and given, unlawfully, to foreign nations who are in reality enemies of our country. They take other billions of dollars from our workers and are supposedly spending it upon education, health, welfare, military, highways, crime and thousands of other schemes to eliminate our problems.



And to what end? The problems continue to grow and multiply at an ever increasing rate. It is almost as if the money serves as a fertilizer and stimulates the growth of the problems, just a it does to plants, rather than bring an end to them. But to whom do the robbed and plundered people cry out to? Of course; To the government. And God says, "alright Israel in Zion, you are in trouble and I hear your cries. But is your King gone, is your Counsellor dead? Why do you not cry out to Me."



God goes on in Micah 4:9‑10, "for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail." Here God is telling Zion to go ahead and suffer the pain, for these are labor pains of birth, this turmoil, this corruption and these things which the people fear are all signs of something being born. He then goes on, "for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field." Here the Zion of prophecy is apparently going to be given into the control of Babylon of Bible prophecy.



Now let us repeat here, this was not a prophecy which was fulfilled when Jerusalem was conquered by Babylon in 500 plus B.C., and taken captive for seventy years and then released. It is true that Micah lived and prophesied about two hundred years before that captivity, but several things preclude its fulfillment in that old Babylonian captivity of so long ago.



1). The term used for the time of its fulfillment in verse 1 is "in the last days."

2). The sequence of events, the captivity of this Zion would happen after Israel was regathered.

3). Reference to the kingdom being given to, or coming to, this place of Israel's regathering. Here called Zion.



According to Jeremiah and Hosea Israel actually lost the kingdom when she was divorced by God, at about the time this prophecy was written. And she did not, and could not have been given the kingdom again in old Babylon.



In Acts 1, several hundred years after that first seventy years of captivity in Babylon the disciples asked Jesus, "wilt thou at this time Restore (here we can clearly see that the disciples knew that The Jews were not the legitimate heirs to the kingdom) again the kingdom to Israel (here again the disciples are saying in effect The Jews are not Israel!)." [43] So the kingdom had not yet been restored to Israel at the time of Christ. It must be restored later. Then we have the rest of the verses in Micah chapter 4 which when read cannot be fitted in with that old Babylonian captivity.



Now let's read on in verse 10,



"and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies." Zion will be saved and redeemed while she is a captivity of this prophetic Babylon. verse 11, "Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion."



When Jerusalem was taken captive by Babylon several hundred years before Christ only one nation came against Jerusalem. But this prophecy, says at this time "many nations are gathered against" her. And they said, "Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion."



Those of you who are crying aloud over what is happening to America; What is it that the un‑Americans, the anti‑ Christians are doing to this country if it cannot be described as, defiling her. America is being defiled by the deliberate destruction of her morals, by filthy movies and magazines, by drugs and alcohol whose use is promoted by the movies, by television, by music and by all sorts of devious means.



By homosexual and lesbian concept being pushed upon our people and told that it is legitimate and normal actions of men. By disrupting our educational system and bringing confusion into it to the extent that our own children are being prevented from learning to read (This because people are more easily manipulated if they cannot research for themselves the truth of a situation or concept being presented to them).



By graft and corruption of politicians at all levels of government. By all sorts of crime, from petty theft to the swindling of thousands of people out of millions of dollars in land fraud, stock manipulations, insurance schemes and etc. Then by not punishing the criminals, but release them back into society to continue their criminal ways, so as to disrupt and demoralize the lives of honest citizens. By convincing our people that "over population" is a great danger, so a to promote the reduction in the White Race through birth control and abortions: The Murder of the Unborn!



By increasing our taxes and deflating our currency, which creates fear in the elderly and disabled who are trapped on fixed incomes. And destroying the incentive to work in the younger. They are trying to build up in our people a fatalism that our Race must give up everything we have, or ever hope to have to aliens, to foreign nations, and to even our enemies who hate us and would destroy us if they only could. It is as if this alien force in America is saying, "Let us all get together and let us defile America."



Which is exactly what God said that the nations would do the Zion of Bible prophecy. That they would gather against her and say, "let her be defiled." Then they would say, "let our eye look upon Zion." The United States of America is perhaps the most looked upon, spied against nation in all of human history since the beginning of time. But listen to what God says in Micah 4:12, "But they know not the thoughts of the Lord, neither understand they his counsel."



In other words, they do not know what God has revealed in His Word, the Bible, of His plan. They only know of their own. "...neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor." Here is the command to Zion at the very height or depth, as it may be, of her captivity, verse 13, "Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth."



Now this is quite a switch in just a few verses don't you think? All the way from God's Israel people in Zion, in captivity, being almost in total despair; perhaps even to the point of thinking that God is dead and cannot save them, and to the time their enemies are being destroyed and being gathered as sheaves into the floor. This sheaves into the floor phrase also fits the prophecy of Joel when he describe the last battle upon the earth as being fought "in the valley of decision.[44]" [45] Therefore, the prophet is talking of a "valley of threshing." In Isaiah forty one God says at the end of the age He will give Israel a new threshing instrument having teeth, "Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains (nations), and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff." [46]



Several prophets and Jesus called this final destruction of the wicked on the earth; "the time of the harvest" [47]; "he hath set an harvest for thee" [48]; "the sickle, for the harvest is ripe" [49]; "and in the time of the harvest" [50]; "the sickle, because the harvest is come" [51]; "the harvest of the earth is ripe." [52] Then in Matthew 13 where the tares are gathered out of the kingdom Jesus says of the wicked, that the angels would, in verse 30 "bind them in bundles.@

Now let us continue on with our study of prophetic Babylon; what it is to be and what it is today. And we believe that we can identify this Babylon just as we have identified prophetic Zion and prophetic Jerusalem to be the United States. America, where true Israel has been regathered and blessed by God. So will we be able to recognize that which has taken our great nation captive by the reading of the Bible Scriptures of that thing called "Babylon," which was to take Zion captive. And we propose to prove to you that that capturing power, called "Babylon" is the anti‑Christ world power of which our Ministers speak so much about, and which is always way off in the future somewhere. While telling all the Christians that they are going to be "Raptured" off into never never land where they will not see tribulation, where they will never be ruled by that power anyway, never realizing that they are seeing tribulation now at this very moment in time:



That our nation has been taken over completely by the so‑called anti‑Christ who is ruling our nation and the world from behind the scenes now; it has brought violent death to millions of Christians who were not "Raptured" and who is killing more all the time; And still our Ministers keep looking for the Rapture which will never come. They have been blinded by their own Baal Doctrines and cannot see nor hear the truth; there hearts have been hardened and Paul spoke in truth when he said, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four‑footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." [53]



That anti‑Christ power is here; it is already in existence; it already rules the world and has brought violent death to at lest two

hundred million (200,000,000) in just this century alone. That "Red" anti‑Christ power seized absolute control of Russia at the end of World War I. Nikolai Lenin (1917‑ 1924), Aleksei Rykov (1924‑1930), Vyacheslav Molotov (1930‑1941), Joseph Stalin (1941‑1953; General Secretary of the Communist Party, 1924‑1953), Georgi Malenkov (1953‑1955), Nikolai Bulganin (1955‑1958), Nikita Khrushchev (1958‑1964), Leonid Brezhnev (1964‑1982), Yuri Andropov (1982‑1984), Konstantin Chernenko (1984‑1985), and Mikhail Gorbachev (1985-1990) Yeltsin (1990-Present 1997) the current visible ruler of Russia and their henchmen have killed twenty million (20,000,000) or almost fifteen percent of Russia's population within the first twenty years of their takeover.



Since that time the Communists have killed another ten to thirty million more; not counting the millions killed in the conquest of their satellite nations. New information on China now indicates that the Red anti‑Christ killers have killed in that country almost one hundred and seventy million Chinese since 1949, when the Communist to over control of that country.



Now we ask the question: What power is it that is over our government which causes us to send billions of dollars in military and economic aid these murderous butchers? It now appears that we are going to begin sending aid to Vietnam and Cambodia, countries who are killing their own people at such a rate that the merchant ships of the world avoid the coasts of Southeast Asia so as to avoid being swamped with the hundreds of thousands who are fleeing for their lives. The human tragedy of the Communist rule in the various countries of the world is almost beyond description and yet our government continues to send them aid whenever they request it. Even to the point of denying our own American/Israel people.



What is it that is bringing such tribulation upon the people of the world and yet be hidden from our so‑called "Ministers" the Clergy of Organized Religion? What is it that rules the world so completely that even non Communist countries cooperate in every way with this mass execution of people who do not wish to live under the Communist rule?



Can you not see? This could only be possible if the anti‑Christ system, that our so‑called "Ministers" tell us is to come at some future time, were, and now are, in absolute control of all the governments of the world at the present time! Many use the book of Revelation, especially the vision of the woman of chapter 17 riding upon the red beast, which the angel revealed to John in 17:18 as being, "that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." They also use the second chapter of Thessalonians where it speaks of Christ's return, and says in verses 3 and 4, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped."

This they say is the prophecy of one man who will be worshiped or obeyed by all the people of the earth as the god or supreme ruler of the entire planet. In verses 8 and 9 it says, "then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders." These passages and a number of others make it quite plain that there will be a power which will rule over all the earth sometime before the return of Jesus. And that that power will be destroyed when Christ returns.



The controversy between so‑called Ministers is not over whether the Bible prophesies of such a power, but as to whether that power will be in existence and the ruler of the earth while Christians are still upon it. Many insist the anti‑Christ power will come into existence only after Christians have been raptured away into Heaven.



But some believe current and past history provides us with all the evidence necessary to prove that power is here now and that it does rule; and that it accounts for the great tribulations in which the earth is currently under going. As part of the more visible evidence of that power, one has only to point to the complete control, which is openly anti‑Christ the Red Bolsheviks have over a large number of the nations of the world; their partial control on many others and their hidden control which they exert upon the rest of the nations of the world. And of course do not forget the more than 100,000,000 million victims of the Red Communists in just the past 75 years.



Notice in 2 Thessalonians it speaks of a time when that man of sin will be revealed. It does not say; "when that man of sin comes." Which imparts the implications that the man of sin is already here; will be ruling and then at some later date he will be revealed. And to whom is he to be revealed? The Saints?



If the prophets of Baal who inhabit most of the pulpits of America today are correct the Saints will be already raptured out, and if they are gone who will care if that man of sin is revealed? "Mystery Babylon The Great, Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth." Is described in Revelation 17:18 as, "that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth," is just such an entity. A ruling power that is a mystery. In other words, a ruling power that is concealed from most of the people of the United States and the earth.



Many of us believe "Mystery Babylon" is that great anti‑Christ power which the Clergy of Organized Religion expect in the future, but we believe that it is already on earth and very much alive and is already controlling most of the nations of the world, including the Great Zion Nation of America.



Now let us turn to Second Thessalonians to see if the Son of Perdition, like Mystery Babylon will be here on earth and be identifiable before the return of Jesus Christ. This chapter, or rather bits and pieces of this chapter is used by the Clergy of Organized Religion in their Rapture Theory, about how that the Christians are supposed to be snatched off the earth by Christ, at which time the world and all of the non‑ Christians will be left to a time of great tribulation. Under one man, called the anti‑Christ, who will then rule the world. "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,"



So Paul does begin this chapter by making reference to the return of Christ and to the gathering of the saints to Jesus which will take place at that time. With that we have no argument, for we believe that when Jesus comes, there will be the resurrection of the dead, which is meant here by the phrase "our gathering together unto him." Paul then goes on, still beseeching them, "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand."



Paul is saying, in effect, "Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that the return of Jesus is at hand, at that time." Paul was writing this about thirty years after the Resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, which was over 1900 years ago.



He said, at that time, the return of Christ was not eminent, no matter what anyone else said. Verse 3, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for (because) that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." Then the next verses describe, "That Man of Sin."



However, before we continue on, let's recap just what Paul has said. We will say it in our own words and you see if this is not what he said, only in other words, "I beseech brethren, that ye be not fooled into believing that the return of Jesus is near or eminent. Because, that day of Jesus' return, will not come until a certain thing takes place. And what is that certain thing, that must take place before Christ's return? Of course, that man of sin must be revealed or made known. Let no man deceive you by any means, that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that Man of Sin be revealed, the Son of Perdition."



Do you understand? Do you realize that tens of thousands of Ministers in America, the Clergy of Organized Religion, have been trained in the Seminaries to teach to you, that this Man of Sin, will be revealed only after the Christians have been Raptured from off the earth? And yet right here in the very chapter they quote; at its beginning, it says quite plainly, that The Man of Sin Will be Revealed Before Jesus' Return!



One can argue as to what or who the man of sin is. Some insist, it is one man; others say, "No it is government system which is anti‑Christian"; others say, "No it is something within a person, that is your own carnal spirit, referring to the phrase 'mystery of iniquity' in verse 7 of 2 Thessalonians Chapter Two." And many of us have heard all those explanations and more, but regardless of what you believe the man of sin is; Verse 1 through 3 states specifically and plainly that he will be revealed before Jesus' return.



There is another phrase in verse 3 that we probably should examine while we are here. That phrase is, "except there come a falling away first." The Greek word is "apostasia" or in English "Apostasy." [54] We usually hear the phrase "Great Apostasy" from our Ministers who point to all those masses of people who don't belong to that Ministers particular congregation or denomination.



And they say, "See, look at all those other people they don't believe as we do, therefore we must be in the 'Great Apostasy,' and Jesus must be coming soon. Some of us have heard this for years and in many cases the smaller the sect or denomination the more fervent the preaching, that the world is in a great falling away ‑ the 'Great Apostasy.'"



Thus, Jesus may come tonight, or next week or some time soon. But they do not realize, or ignore, that the "Apostasy" involves the revelation of the "man of sin." Not just the return of Jesus. So regardless of how one interprets; What is the "Great Apostasy?"



If so many not believing just as we do proves a "Great Apostasy," or whether so few attending any Christians Church proves a "Great Apostasy," or if the many divisions, in the Church, proves "Apostasy." What ever it is, it must be connected with the revelation of the man of sin before the return of Jesus Christ.



We have no argument with those who say there is a great falling away in Christendom. In fact part of the evidence that there is a great falling away from the truth, is the tremendous number of professing Christians who believe in the false doctrine of the pre‑tribulation Rapture. We believe that the entire so‑called ecumenical movement, and the national and World Council of Churches, are themselves a great falling away from the truth of Jesus Christ.



The ecumenicalists are of all sects of Christianity joining with the sects of the other religions and treating them all as co‑ equal. God never treated the false religions of devils and demons as being equal with His Word. So Ecumenicalism by definition is a great falling away. But our disagreement with those who teach that the return of Christ is eminent because there is a falling away, is that they forgot to add that with that falling away must come the revelation of the man of sin.



And we must repeat again and again

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