PROPHECY - THE APOCALYPSE
The following is an introductory statement and is accompanied by other information, charts, etc. Even though lengthy, this statement is more of an overview and is not meant to be heavily documented or referenced. That comes below. More will added later. Bear with the construction period, please.
Prophecy Overview, which also ties endtimes other areas
such as Faithing and the Lost Tribes.
Tribulation Harmony: An outline which harmonizes Revelation and Daniel.
The Gap Theory: Scriptural evidence for one of the controversial concepts concerning end times.
What will be the One World Church? Are we all going to be Muslims?
Christians And Conspiracies: Christian conspiracy study needs to focus on the Power behind the Fat Cats who are slowly enslaving the world and its populations.
The Great Week of Mankind. As an adjuct to the endtimes material, I've included a chart that covers the whole 7000 years of God's dealing with man, tracing mankind through a "life cycle" from Infancy to Spiritual Completion.
A thumbnail Chart of Daniel Shows the function of the Book of Daniel to pinpoint the origin of the Anti-Christ, and to show his characteristics.
A detailed Chart of Daniel Chapter by chapter exposure of the world empires and the Anti=Christ's attributes.
Nostradamus, is the second newest addition to the page. Four of his prophescies are presented and discussed briefly.
God's Seven Day Plan for the Earth. What we're doing here. And a little bit of faithing.
prophecy is hard 'cuz you have to take into account so many facets of God's
story. I mean, the Bible has to ALL be right, and ALL the parts WILL fit. Look,
if God went to the trouble to put His and Jesus' numbers in the Pyramid, the
earth and the Moon, and His message in the stars, does it make sense for Him to
be inaccurate in one or two prophecies? Sherlock Holmes said that we should
investigate the impossible when nothing else is making sense.
On the list of essentials for understanding prophecy is gleaning prophetic remarks out of the whole Bible, not just Daniel, Matthew and Revelation. Higher on the list will be understanding the time frame involved and the chronological order. But I think most important of all is determining to whom the prophecy is directed. How else would we ever be able to confirm a prophet, if we couldn't find the people he was talking about?
Now maybe you have noticed that the Old Testament is FULL with prophecies to the house of Israel. You may have also noticed that there are some prophecies to the house of Judah. Have you ever stopped and made a distinction between those two, or, like most folks, just read on treating them as the same group, Jews?
If those two groups are not the same, then we have a major task trying to find out what happened to them. We have a fairly good grasp on who the Jews are and were throughout the last 2500 years, but what about those people of the house of Israel? Where did they get to? Who are they now, and have they fulfilled any of the hundreds of prophecies given about them?
This knowing is so integral to end-times prophecy, that most of the VERY popular prophecy teachers are in gross error concerning the Anit-Christ and his Ten-Toed kingdom from Daniel. The error also spills over into Armageddon.
Before getting into my understanding of the end times, I must briefly outline some of the Lost Tribes material for you. Otherwise much of my scenario is groundless. Or you may want to check some of the information available on my Lost Tribes page for some documentation.
After being conquered by the Assyrains between 745-721 BC, the house of Israel (the ten tribes) plus many thousands of Jews were re-located to below the Black and Caspian seas. A small number went east leaving groups off in several places on their way to Japan. The name Sakai is just a derivitive of I-saac. A much larger group, from under the Black sea, were called by the Assyrians, Gimira, and by the Greeks, Kimmerioi. In English it is Cimmerians. The main body of the house of Israel lived under the Caucasus mountains for a hundred or so years until they decided to go north to the Steppes of southern Russia. This place became known as Scythia. The name came from the Hebrew word for booth, scooth(sp), which was the name of their little gypsy-like wagons. The name Succoth in the Bible is a cognate.
Over the centuries, the Cimmerians and Scythians moved west and settled in northwest europe and the British Isles, with Britain being the pre-eminant country. Britain is the tribe of Ephraim. As in the Holy land, Ephraim was the greatest tribe, not withstanding that the King would come from Judah. And so it is today in England. Ephriam is the nobility and Elizabeth, a direct bloodline descendent of David, is ruling. This fulfills Nathan's prophecy to David in II Samuel 7.
When we look at the Common Market, the EC, we are seeing the re-constitution of the House of Israel. And let me add that the United States is the tribe of Manasseh.
This information didn't come to me in a dream. I've studied the subject at great length.
Many folks soon ask the question, "Why haven't I heard about this Lost Tribes stuff before?"
As I've said, the Devil is VERY good at covering God's tracks. Here's an axiom. Find a place in Christendom where controversy abounds, and you'll find one of the important God-Truths. Communion is a good example. Christianity has messed up communion so badly that some folks are afraid to partake for fear of eternal condemnation. The Catholics even got snookered out of the redemption of the wine available in communion; they used to only be allowed to have the "bread". And more, the unbroken wafer that's used is a hand-me-down Sun symbol from Paganism. Have you read my Communion page?
The LT is no different. It is one of THE most important Truths of God. Therefore the Devil does everything he can to diminish, downgrade, discredit, deform and dilapidate the information. Well, right off the bat, when an Englishman named Richard Brothers found out that England was part of the house of Isreal, he changed his name to a Hebrew one and demanded that the King step down and give him the crown. They threw him in the nut house. The LT baby has been struggling to hang on to the rim of the bathtub ever since, for fear of being thrown out with the Bristish Israelism bath water. More recently we have the World Wide Church of God, pastored by Herbert W. Armstrong (now dead). They've been teaching LT for a long time, and their information is accurate. BUT! ! ! They did the same thing, in essence, that Brothers did and ended up in Elitism and White Supremacy. (I've heard that they've gotten out of that now). If you start asking around about the "Identity" people, folks are going to start treating you differently. The Devil has promoted any way that will discredit the Lost Tribes information.
And there's another VERY tragic aspect to why we don't hear this stuff. Anti-semitism. You see, not knowing that they themselves are Israelites, people have shied away from the LT 'cuz they hear Jew when the word Israelite is said. I had one 7th Day pastor tell me, "If you think I'm going to believe that David is going to be King again, ......." That was OK 'till he followed up with, "I'm not anti-semitic or anything, I just..." Well, what would it do to your Jew-hating streak if someone were to suggest that *YOU* were one? What a shame, huh? Instead of focusing on the awesome display of God's wielding history like a stage play, and bringing about His promises to Abe, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David and the rest, the LT information, with the Devil's help, has been turned inward, and produced fear and pride at the same time. The Devil is no slouch.
The last reason why we haven't heard about the Lost Tribes is no study; laziness. Research is a lot of work. Why not just use the denominational quarterly for Bible study? I'm reminded of a remark that I heard. "It isn't that I haven't read. I've read hundreds of books. It's the TYPE of books I've read."
With that brief explanation of the Lost Tribes, let's continue with end times prophecy. Just as a reminder, let's review the basic outline.
Things really don't get started until Daniel's 70th Week. In Chapter nine, he writes that there will be seventy weeks allotted to the Jews (not the house of Israel, the Jews). After sixty-nine of those weeks, Messiah comes and is "cut off." A gap of time must occur before the next statement because context for the "prince that shall come" is plainly that of the Anit-Christ. We're still waiting for him. Some of the things that are to happen in the 70th week are listed in Daniel, but very sketchy because Daniel's main thrust is with the AC himself. So we have to go to the other books to find out more about the events of that time. We find that this 70th week is a seven year period. "Jacob's trouble." And during this seven year period all the devastating events of Revelation occur. First we have the revealing of the AC on a white horse. Many natural disasters happen, including the collision with the earth of a large meteorite that causes a shift in the polar axis, a giant earthquake that spawns global volcanic action and meteor showers. After these things happen, AC lines up the players for Armageddon and begins to war. At this point Jesus returns with "10,000 of His saints" to put down the rebellion, put Satan in chains for a 1000 years and set up the Millenial Kingdom.
People are very anxious to know two things. Who will be the Anti-Christ, and when the Rapture/Second Coming/End of the World will take place.
Daniel outlines the origin of A-C, and he'll be from the Middle East, not Europe. More specifically, from the old Selucid kingdom of Alexander's empire. This kingdom is the "king of the north" in the last chapters of Daniel. It includes Iraq, western Iran, Syria,southern Turkey, and all the little countries down to the tip of the Abrabian "peninsula." This is why the Gulf War was a VERY close fulfillment of Armageddon. All the factions were lined up just as the Bible says they will be.
[When I first put this study together, Assad was sill alive. But the principles still apply to his son] The AC will be someone like Hafez Assad of Syria, only a peacemaker. Note that Assad already has two kingdoms under his thumb, Lebanon and Jordan, and could very well wind up heading the Palestinians. That would complete the "subduing" of three countries (Dan 7:24) before seven more give him power to become the Ten-Toed kingdom of Anti-Christ. This is all made possible by the AC's peacemaking ability. Maybe you know that there is already a very loose Arab confederacy in place. I think it would be a big stretch for the AC to be Assad. Recent events in the middle east have almost certainly indicated that King Hussein of Jordon is the AC. Seems like all he's done over the last couple years is run around the world trying to bring about a middle east peace. I'll have a bit more to say about Hussein below.
The Common Market or the European Community has been given a bad name for many years by prophecy teachers. As they saw it build, they were sure that it would contain ten members, and were elated when that happened. But then more countries joined and spoiled their made-up vision. Those who still hold on to this error have now said that three countries will pull out and we'll then have our proper number. The Lost Tribes teaching proves these men wrong.
Don't look to Europe for the Anti-Christ. Hal Lindsey, Grant Jeffrey, Jack Van Impe and the rest are DEAD wrong about the EC being the Ten Toes (reconstituted Roman Empire). The AC's main force is that ten-toed confederacy(REV 17:12), and is one of the major players in the war AGAINST Israel. Unless God has played a major trick on us, He will not use the House of Israel in Armageddon to fight against the House of Judah (the COUNTRY of Isreal). The House of Israel will be lined up WITH the Jews of Israel, just like in the Gulf War. You see, those scholars have rejected the teaching on the Lost Tribes. The Devil has done a wonderful job of covering God's tracks. He's turned so many folks to White Supremacy, that the whole of God's Truth has been thrown out with the bath water.
The Lost Tribes of the House of Israel are England, the US and most of northwest Europe, or, the Allies in the Gulf War. The EC is NOT the kingdom of AC.
The kingdom of the Anti-Christ will likely be an Arab confederation, which already exists "in embryo." As said, Assad of Syria already had two countries under his thumb; Lebanon and Jordan. AC takes over 3, then makes peace, then is given rule over that ten-member confederacy. But Assad was no more a peacemaker than Saddam Hussein, right? Who's to know? If the church is to be taken out of the way BEFORE "that Wicked" is revealed(II THES 2:7), we may never get more sure than we are today as to who he might be. That he is alive and working his way up the politcal/military spectrum of some Mid-East country is sure, however.
I don't know of any clearer message from the events in the Mid-East than that the fall of Iraq is the first of the three nations that will be overturned around the time the Anti-Christ is coming to power. Do you remember that almost immediately upon the annoucement of ceasing major action that the name Syria was on everyone's lips? And Libya, and then Iran. There were only three dissenters to the try for peace with Israel. This peace was discussed by ten Arab nations at a summit a few years ago. Those who said "No peace!" were Iraq, Syria and Libya. Who will be the second of the three "little horns" of Daniel to get "subdued?"
I thought that after Saddam's overthrow that there was a good chance that the US would try to install Abdullah as the Governor of Iraq. But I guess too many other things had to be set up first. You see, Abdullah is the 43rd in a straight line back to Mohammed the Prophet. He is the titular head of all Islam, and can wield enormous influence in the areas of the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. His Hashemite throne ruled the Iraq territory for 800 years before the British showed up and played a little game of Risk with the Middle East. The Hashemites also had "Protectorship" of the Holy site of Mecca. In the British doublecross, that control went over to the Saudis, the Hashemites lost the rulership of Iraq, and got pluncked down in the worst part of the desert right next to their hated enemies the Palestinians. One last observation. Jordan gets more aid, is closer to the US, is more of a haven for the CIA than anyone over there with the possible exception of Israel.
Why don't some of these prophecy scholars accept the Lost Tribes material? All the above reasons, and especially their image. This is VERY contorversial material. Those guys want to sell their books. They don't want to be laughed at. They play that part VERY safe.
Now, I don't say that ALL the teachings of these prophecy teachers is wrong. My learning and research has confirmed much of what they teach. But they are wrong on such important points as who the AC will be and where he comes from, and who he'll lead. And that's enough. Someone using their information will be looking in the wrong places when trying to figure out the "season" of the last days.
Without the knowledge of the Lost tribes, the scripture has to be twisted. One scenario that didn't use the European Community as the reconstituted Roman empire suggests that the ten toes is part of the move of the international bankers toward One World Government. In this theory, they are to divide up the world into ten regions. Arnold Murray teaches that the first Beast of Revelation 13 is the last days economic system and not a person. Perhaps this goes along with the ten-region theory. Pastor Murray knows the Lost Tribes material,so he understands that the ten toes is not the EC. Here's what my study has turned up on the subject of one world government.
The One-World Government has been in the works in the United States for over a 200 years. And in the world, for almost 5000; starting back in ancient Babylon with Nimrod and Semiramis, 3000 BC.You may want to check out Stan Deyo's book, "Cosmic Conspiracy." One of the reasons for the Civil War involved the Rothchilds' attempt to move in on the American monetary system. I have even read that the revolutionary war was fought by the Crown partly at the behest of the English bankers who wanted to regain control over the Colony's monetary system; the colonies had started printing their own money! ! No respect, eh? However, as we have seen, it's not Biblical for them to divide the world into ten regions and that be the ten-toed kingdom of Daniel's prophecy.
The book of Daniel is like a graduated microscope (no jokes, please). Chapters 2,7,8,10,11,12, zero in gradually defining the Anti--Christ in more and more detail. Chapter 9 throws the Messiah into the pot. All these chapters contribute to the description of AC and his doings. But also they start narrowing the locations.
We go from ALL the kingdoms in chapter 2's "image", down chapter by chapter until Alexander's empire is split up into four parts.(Daniel 11:4) From then on we hear only of the King of the North (the Selucid kingdom) and the King of the South (the Egyptian kingdom headed by Ptolemy). That Selucid kingdom is basically the territory of the "Fertile Crescent", which is mentioned above.
Up until verse 21 of chapter 11 we can trace the historical events that were prophesied. So well can they be traced, so detailed the prophecy, that many critics have taught that the book of Daniel HAD to be written in the 150's BC; as if God couldn't put down that good a detailed account! ! The biggest flaw in their theory is that Daniel also hit the advent of Messiah, right on the nose. Maybe those critics should have said the book was written in the 150's AD instead.
In verse 21 the tracking hits a brick wall, and we can't find any historical events or men that fit the total prophecy, although there have been many partial fulfillments that people have pointed to as THE right one. That brick wall happens because Daniel jumps the gap of 2200 years from Cleopatra's time to NOW, and the beginning of the Great Tribulation; the Book of Revelation. Some confused souls have tried to make the person in verse 21 Antiochus Epiphany because he fulfilled much of the prophecy. Some major elements were left out, however. Antiochus didn't uproot three countries and was then given power over ten. A study of his history will show that he only partially fulfilled Daniel's words, just as Saddam only partially fulfilled the Anti-Christ of Armageddon; even if he did ride a white horse.
Up until recently, it appeared that King Hussein of Jordan would become the Anti-Christ. He had all the qualifications, much influence, backing by the US and Britain, and was making a full time career of peace negotiations; even from a hospital bed while suffering from cancer. He was hailed by Palestinians and Israelis alike as The Peacemaker. Then, after much conjecture about him "dying" and being healed from his deadly "head wound"(which some equated with the visble indicators of his illness, his loss of hair), he died.
It would seem that the king's death knocked the theory out, but most likely the underlying principles that applied to the King are not rooted in him personally, but the office. So, as I outlined above, I can easily say that his son will fill the role, if it comes about in his lifetime.
I see the argument that concludes that this is a cop out, but the feeling that it's a too-easy answer still doesn't negate the founding elements of the role of Anti-Christ.
For instance, I'm taught that the AC will come out of the old Selucid kingdom. That negates ALL the other places where folks want to place the AC, like the Euopean Union, Britain, etc. He's got to be a world-class Peacemaker (just like the King Hussein was, and now King Abdullah is). Prince Charles doesn't fit this qualification.
We have no choice but to fit all the solid facts into any picture of the AC. That's the error of those who, for instance, teach that Antiochus Epiphanes was the AC; when he was only a partial fulfillment. He certainly didn't conquer peacefully. His actions might have resulted in an absence of war, but he surely didn't "ride in peaceably." Another point is that, Antiochus Epiphanes' actions weren't global. One might be able to stretch the effect of his acts to mean the "then known world," but they were not global. The language of Revelation must surely be globally oriented.
The AC's bringing of peace will effect the whole world, think oil.
It occurs to me that the whoopla over the mid-east peace will be more from the rest of the world than the actual particiants. I had the thought of the Israeli's and the Palestinians being dragged, "kicking and screaming" to a final peace.
You see, they really don't have any choice but to make a peace. The Elite won't let the oil supply be endangered any more than It can help. They've invested much coersive effort on the PLO and Israel; and they're working hard on Iraq and others. Peace will come to the middle east. If they have to bomb the "Bad Guys" out of existance.
This fits the picture of a person getting the kind of world acclaim indicated in Revelation. It was nice to see a stop to the fighting in Kosovo, but hardly a world-acclaim event. They'll have endless ceremonies for this guy. He'll surely get the Nobel Peace Prize. He'll be a top news story for weeks. And I have no doubt he'll appear on not a few talk shows. He's going to be a household word.
Those four horsemen aren't effecting only local events. So I see this world acclaim of the AC, the Peacemaker, as rooted not so much in the actual peace, as in the worldwide effects of more security in that region. And that only means oil.
It's always been oil, Folks. Remember what "Deep Throat" told those reporters? "'Follow the money." Oil=$
So even though the theory of the Jordanian king being the Anti-Christ may have lost some of it's luster, I don't see any other person on the stage that can reasonably fulfill the AC qualifications better.
I remembered including some of Nostradamus' prophesies in a radio show on endtimes and the Anti-Christ. This was years before the Gulf war. And then recently I saw an article that brought back one of his prophecies about the United States in the end times. The article, of which I've only quoted a small bit, appeared in the Jordan Times Newspaper Economic Page. The headline read:
Tareq Ayyoub AMMAN - Minister of State for Information Affairs Samir Mutawi on
Saturday welcomed news reports that the Clinton administration has decided to
increase its annual aid to the Kingdom by $100 million.
"Boy!", I thought, "didn't Nostradamus say that the US and Britain would be helping the Anti-Christ?" He sure did! ! Below are four pertinant Quatrains.
Nostradamus says, in Centruy 10, Q.66 (is that a prophetc number!?)
"The chief of London by rule of America,
The Island of Scotland shall be tempered by frost,
Kings and Priests shall have one, who is a false Anti-Christ,
Who will put them altogether in discord.
Author's Interp (Henry C. Roberts)
"British and American leaders, united in a political venture, shall set up a dictator, who shall in the end betray both leaders and common people.
More in Century 10: This about the Gulf war. Q 96 seems connected.
Religion of the name of the seas shall come,
Against the Sect of Caitifs of the Moon,
The deplorably obstinate sect, shall be afraid,
Of the two wounded by A. and A.
One must delve deeply into these cryptic words in order to grasp their full meaning. the "Caitifs of the Moon" indicates the Arab nation. The phrase "A. and A. means America. The sense then is that there will be a struggle between the opposing philosophies of the two groups.
I know it doesn't say *war*. But Henry does take it as far as struggle. Maybe if I was a Nostradamus expert, I could show better that it refers to the Gulf conflict. I'm satisfied, in this case, with a small piece of credibility.
Here's another one that sounds to me like the Gulf war. It's Q 86 of C. 10.
As a Griffon shall come the King of Europe,
Accompanied by those of the North,
Of reds and whites shall conduct a great troop,
And then, shall go against the King of Babylon.
The Griffon, a mythical monster, half lion and half man, was supposed to keep watch over the gold of Russia. Nostradamus foretells a United states of Europe, under the leadership of Russia, opposing the forces of Mammon.
Here is more than struggle. We've got armed conflict. Against Babylon. I admit that the Russia part needs a lot of reconciliation. But consider. The King of Europe could act like a Griffon and not be Russian. Is that a reach? Perhaps this Russian King statement is the birthplace of the idea that the European Community is the Ten Toed kingdom of Daniel. It could even be stretched to say that the Russian leader was the AC. I guarantee, this is not the case. Would the AntiChrist be fighting against "Babylon?" "Babylon" is his base, if the Bible is true. The most interesting, and clear, parts are the, 1-European Alliance, and, 2-going against "Babylon"; which has to refer to the AC.
And while I'm at it, C.3, Q 97 says:
A new law shall occupy a new country,
Towards Syria, Judea and Palestine,
The great Barbarian Empire shall fall down,
Before Phoebe makes an end of her course.
The Arab Confederacy shall fall of its own weight and a new Judea and Palestine shall occupy the place of Syria.
This smells like the situation *after* the uprooting of three. But how can we get rid of Syria? Will they just turn and walk away? No, I don't think so. A very viable arguement which identifies King Hussein of Jordan as the leader who will become the AC, suggests that the three uprooted kingdoms or Daniel's book will be Lybia, Iraq, and Syria. These three nations will have to be "won over" to a peace settlement between the Israelis and the Arabs. If it takes armed violence to persuade them, the other Arab countries of the Confederacy are willing to do that. If Hussein is the top man to come out of such a scenario, then Nostradamus' remapping of Judea, Palestine and Syria, poses no problem at all.
Here's the last one: I had to include this one from C 10. Q 72
In the year 1999 and seven months,
From the skies shall come an alarmingly powerful king,
To raise again the great King of the Jacquerie,
Before and after, Mars shall reign at will.
Henry says a lot about this one.
A tremendous world revolution is foretold to take place in the year 1999, with a complete upheaval of existing social orders, preceded by world-wide wars. Nostradamus shows his mystic knowledge of the great secret of the book of revelations and solves for us the identity of the "Beast of the Apocalypse" and the time of his arrival which John of Patmos (Rev.13:18) records "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666." By a simple reversal of the numbers and turning 999 upside down we obtain 666. Also in agreement with the prophetic vision of H.G.Wells and other gifted History and Science-Fiction writers, Nostradamus actually ties in the date 1999 when "from the skies shall come an invasion...and Mars shall reign at will." Time alone will tell whether this "War of the Worlds" is to be accepted literally or metaphorically.
I suppose Henry Roberts felt pretty safe in 1947 when he said the AC would show up fifty two years later. That's not the case today. With 50 of those fifty-two already passed, it looks like Nostradamus' Looking Glass might have been a bit cloudy the day he saw this vision. Or else Henry Roberts is not much of a Biblical scholar. Let me list just a few elements out of the biblical scenario that seem to belie this date of 1999.
I have to give Nostradamus his due. He's done some incredible prophesying. And being able to get 666 out of 999 is very tempting. So I take it as significant, of something I'm not clear on yet. But as of June 1997, it doesn't look like the Old Boy got this one right. Now if he had described a great event of Mystery, such as people vanishing, then the 1999 might be taken as the date for the Rapture to take place. But even that wouldn't satisfiy many other elements of the Last Days Picture.
WHAT WILL BE THE NEW WORLD RELIGION?
In order to answer the title question, we must step way back away from the issue and view the present state of the world's religions, and the entire five thousand year history of the Babylonian Mystery religion. Once we reach that postion of broader perspective, we'll be able to apply that information to arrive at a practical picture of future events; being able to "prophesy" from the facts. There will be no One World Religion. Not the one we've been thinking about, anyway. We've been looking in all the corners of the box, and failed to see the box itself.
Consider this. People have mostly tried to pin the One World Religion on one particular religion, like the RC church. It appears to me that there is only one relgion in the world, and one other belief structure that's sometimes erroneously termed as a religion; the way of pistis, actively trusting God. In other words, there's God's belief structure, and religion.
All systems that are not true Christ/GodFaith oriented ( I must leave room for those who act in God's precepts but don't know the name Jesus), are of Satan. And he always puts out the same message. Paganism, the Babylonian Mystery, is at the heart of of ALL the religions of the world. It underlies the RC church, Islam (the RCC's brainchild), Hinduism, and most of Protestant Christianity. The One World Religion will be Paganism. It will be the elements of Ancient Paganism that will allow the Sub-Faiths to unite. Don't look for one particular denomination or larger group to be the named religion of the One World. We're not all likely to wind up Catholics, or Muslims. [that idea makes it hard to conceive of a One World Religion, and therefore easy to dismiss by satan-inspired critics]
Now with the Pope uniting with Islam and the Israelis, we've got the perfect fullfillment of a World-dominant system. A system that even overcomes the numbers of the Chinese. [The practical objectives of the Chinese are the same, anyway] It's not hard for me to imagine the Pope being elected to chair the World Council of Churches. And I haven't even mentioned the Buddhists. I'd like to know what the Dali Lamma has been doing lately to promote cooperation between the religions of the world.
The One World Religion will not be called Paganism. But if it walks like a duck.......
It's the Babylonian, Pagan beleif system that has ridden on the back of the seven empires that have controlled the land of Israel. And Doc has taught that the ten horns are the ten member nations that the AC will head, and use to springboard to world acceptance and honor (worship the beast).
This AC confederacy is another reason why the US can't be Babylon. We know the AC comes from the Fertile Crescent. Some insist that he be a "Jew" from the tribe of Dan. Doc teaches that he will be an Arab; like Hussein, either one, or Assad, etc. This is very easy to see when one looks at Daniel. I've got a page on Daniel that might be helpful. So, if the AC comes out of the Middle east, he's going to uproot three countries over there , not in Europe, or the US. His ten member kingdom will be made up of those three and seven more from that same area, not Europe or the US. Being able to positively locate the AC geographically is not being taken into account by the folks espousing the US to be Babylon, or the EU to be the ten toes.
And, of course, I'm well aware that the above scenario has holes in it. It fits the majors outlines, but there are many points to reconcile anyway. But let me add this, for those who tune in to the spiritual side of things. This is the very first time I've ever articulated this idea that, under the name of a Coalition/Fellowship of churches, that wouldn't really be thought of as one church organization, Root-Paganism would supply the underpinning of the One World Church. So, this new idea just fell out of my keyboard. And if this information isn't the kind of thing the devil wants to be put abroad, then maybe it was inspired by the other Great Force in the universe.
There will be no new World church. That name, and I doubt that it will ever be called that, will only appy to the Meeting place of Common Points from each "sovereign" religion. Those religions will carry on with almost no change from their historical practices and doctrines. [which are all the same, anyway :-) ]
21-Peace/flattery-Dan 7:8; 8:23........................................................Rev 6:1-2
23-peace pact - Dan 9:27
24-socialism/one year; plotting - 8:25
25-comes against Egypt..................................................................Rev 6:3-4
27-A-C/Egypt phoney truce meeting
28-A-C goes home rich
29-threatens Egypt again
30-Rome says NO; A-C goes home to conspire with bad Jews...........Rev 11:19
3 1/2 years ..................................................................................Rev 13:1
31-attacks Israel; pollute sanc, stop sac, abom.desolation. Cf Dan 9:27
32-gathers support, fights saints/teachers - Cf Dan 7:21; 8:12; 8:24- ..Rev 13:7; 14:13
36-A-C sets up as God-Cf Dan 8:12; 9:26..................................Rev 13:11-18
38-A-C leaves Islam, worships fortifications(3 1/2 yr)-Cf Dan 7:25; 12:7; 12:11
40-Egypt starts trouble
40-43-A-C explodes, attacks Egypt, Israel & others; Libya/Ethiopia ally with A-C
44-China/Russia come; A-C meets them with fury.............................Rev 16:12
45-A-C to prosper a while, then end - Dan 8:25
come to help(Arm); resurrection of dead...................Rev 19:11
2-eternal kingdom set up.................................................................Rev 20:4-6
7-A-C rules, scatters saints 3 1/2 years-Cf Dan 7:25; 11:38
11-1290 days from stopping daily sac. to Arm -Cf Dan 7:25; 11:38; 12:7
44-stone kingdom...........................................................................Rev 20:4-6