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Friday, May 30, 2014

VARIOUS PRESIDENTS BELIEVED ‘MANIFEST DESTINY’ REQUIRED SUPPORT OF ISRAEL

    The glue that binds American Christian Zionists with (and their support for) the state of Israel is their belief that they both are the chosen people of God. This belief system has been adopted by the erroneous notion deciphered from the Bible that gave birth to Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism, the two ideological mule teams that have harnessed the imperial train of 20th century domination.
    Part of their core belief consists of not only in believing that Israel (the people) have been given by God eternal control of that parcel of land in the Middle East, but they also believe in the popular doctrine they call the Rapture, where Jesus Christ will catch up all born again believers and take them to Heaven seven years before God pours out His wrath on people who will be left behind because they did not believe in nor follow Christ.
    Various American Presidents throughout history, such as Wilson, Truman, Johnson, Reagan and George W. Bush (to name a few) have public stated this ideological belief of Manifest Destiny or American Exceptionalism within (or as is their rationale) when making decisions to invade other countries, which have altered the course of American history since its inception. Middle East History professor, Lawrence Davidson, in his seminal work, Christian Zionism as a Representation of American Manifest Destiny, provides glowing examples:     

     “For instance, there was Woodrow Wilson, US president from 1913 to 1921. He believed that America had a God-ordained political destiny to reform the world. "It is surely the manifest destiny of the United States," he proclaimed, to demonstrate democracy's "power to prevail." Wilson had grown up in a strong Presbyterian environment (his father was a clergyman and his mother was the daughter of one), read the Bible daily, and was fascinated with the Zionist movement. His friend and ally Louis Brandeis had described Zionism to him as a variant on American Progressivism, and so he saw it as a sort of Americanized biblical endeavor. Thus, after lending his support to the Balfour Declaration, he marveled that "I, a son of the manse, should be able to help restore the Holy Land to its people." In March of 1919 he informed the Zionist leader Rabbi Stephen Wise: "don't worry Dr. Wise, Palestine is yours."
    Every president since Wilson has drawn connections between the United States and God. Most have referenced the Bible as a source of inspiration and alleged a similarity between the destiny of America and the experiences of the ancient Hebrews. This attitude constitutes a powerful illusion that continued strongly. For example, Harry Truman (president, 1945-53) believed that "the fundamental basis of this nation's law was given by Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teaching of Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul." The divinely ordained destiny of the United States was to create a "free world" and to protect it against "godless communism." 

    Truman believed part of that mission entailed the establishment of the State of Israel. He thought that his knowledge of the Old Testament made him an expert on contemporary Palestine, and it was his "expert" opinion that the Holy Land was the proper patrimony of the Jews. He took personal offense at those (particularly in the State Department) who disagreed with this judgment.  Having helped in the establishment of the State of Israel, he said of himself: "I am Cyrus. I am Cyrus."

    Lyndon B. Johnson (president, 1963-69) said that every time he thought of the Israelis, he either equated them with the biblical heroes of his youth or with his native Texan ancestors who, as another "frontier people," fought off the Mexicans.  In a speech to the B'nai B'rith, he explained that his "very deep ties with the land and people of Israel" were a function of "my Christian faith" and "the Bible stories woven into my childhood memories."  Consequently, as president, Johnson acted as if the United States had a spiritual connection to both the ancient and modern Israelites.
    "Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets." Therefore, he asserted, "America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life."

    Ronald Reagan (president, 1981-89) had similar views. He thought that the United States was the product of a "divine plan," just as was Israel. He identified the United States with Israel as two "stable and democratic" countries sharing the same Judeo -Christian heritage. A believer in the literal truth of the Bible, Reagan also believed in its prophetic predictions. On at least seven public occasions he alluded to Bible prophecies about the coming of Armageddon (and thus the destruction of most of the Jewish people as a prelude to the second coming of Christ), and in 1983 he explicitly told Thomas Dine of the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee that these prophecies were true.

    Contemporary American Christian Zionists continue to express these same religious passions and obsessions.  Furthermore, they are well positioned and equipped to spread their ideas. Utilizing televangelist techniques, religious radio, evangelical newspapers and even novels [such as Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series], once more they have taken up pre-millennial prophecy as a key motivator for American support of Israel.

    Simultaneously, according to Robert Pyne, a theologian who works at the Dallas Theological Seminary, these same evangelicals "identify the American cause . . . as the cause of Christ." Thus, for these evangelicals the fate of American and Israel are tied together by divine prophecy.
    One should not think of today's Christian Zionists as a fringe group. Those who think of themselves as Christian conservatives accept the Bible as the literal or inspired word of God, believe in prophecy, and expect the end of the world in the relatively near future, make up close to 20 percent of the American electorate.         This constituency has become the voting core of the Republican Party, or as Karl Rove, Bush's political adviser, describes it, the Republican Party's "base.
    "And it is an effective and highly motivated base acting against the backdrop of a general population known for its political apathy and record of non-voting.”

     I would gather most Americans who read this basically feel this ideology poses no major problem. Many of them, especially those who support a Pre-Tribulation Rapture to Heaven, believe it doesn’t matter what position they support, as long as they love Jesus and accept Him as their Lord and savior.


    What they fail to realize is that unequivocal support of the government of Israel’s military policy (which has cost the lives of thousands of innocent woman and children), based solely on their preconceived notions or misinterpretation of the Bible (Genesis 12:3), that they must bless Israel or they will be cursed by God, goes contrary to every law ever enacted by God. Therefore, one can instantly assume that Christians who support the government of Israel is an enemy of God!
    Students of the Bible recognize that the majority of Christians have been hoodwinked by Premillennial Dispensationalsim, a doctrine that was introduced to the American Evangelical church by John Darby, a Plymouth Brethren from England. Later on, an adherent of that dogma, a country preacher by the name of C.I. Scofield, was recruited by Zionist agents from the Rothschild Empire to alter the Bible and make it more Israel-friendly. Around the early 1900s, Scofield used funds from these Zionists rogues and published his "New Scofield Bible" which became the most used Bible version at most American Seminaries. This is why the majority of modern day professing Christians adopted the "Israel First" and "Rapture to Heaven" doctrines, and have actually been influenced to support the state of Israel or else God will curse them. This is not a biblical mandate! 

Whose side are you on?


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Monday, May 26, 2014

How The Pharisaical Kabbalists Infiltrated (and Weakened) The Evangelical Church of America!!

Jerusalem destroyed in 70 AD

     Dear friend, allow me the opportunity to share a few facts concerning how the Pharisaical Kabbalists, who claim they are Jews but are not, infiltrated the American church and changed it forever. These members of the Church of the Synagogue of Satan, who Jesus admonished and promised them they would eventually fall down before our feet and admit that Jesus loves us, will suffer for their dastardly deeds throughout history. 
     We are warned throughout the New Testament about false prophets promoting heathen doctrines. Mostly we point fingers at some of our contemporaries, like Tim LaHaye, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey, et al of distorting the Gospel, and it's true of their respective works in most cases. Most of these mentioned are primarily ignorant and have been blinded by the acquired fame and the fortunes they have made by promoting non-biblical doctrines. 
     But the real experts are the Pharisaical Kabbalists themselves. This demonically inspired cabal has been operating behind our societal backs for centuries. They are masters of deception and propaganda (they invented ‘public relations’) and have used their wealth to buy and control most media (including book publishing houses), throughout the world. They infiltrated “the church” over two hundred years ago, and many of them (such as the Plymouth Brethren) were passengers on the ships that carried the Puritans onto American shores. 
     One of their main goals was to introduce and inject false doctrines into our beloved Gospels, simply by tweaking a little here and tweaking a little there. This is why Christianity  probably has more sub-cults and church branches than any other religion in history. The ongoing debates (now proliferating the Internet) is visible proof. 
     One of the debates that is receiving new life concerns the doctrine inculcated in Preterism, which claims that Jesus Christ already returned in 70 AD when the Romans decimated Jerusalem and that the Resurrection also ensued during that time, that all prophecy has been completed, and basically denying that the "Blessed Hope" that Christians await and look forward to has passed!! Many of the promoters of this doctrine have no idea that this nefarious doctrine was injected in the theological realm hundreds of years ago, and since has been refuted by a myriad of scholars.
    For example, the primary theologian responsible for Preterism is the famous Jesuit monk, Luis de Alcasar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_de_Alcasar), whose theory was published immediately after he died (1554–1613). As many will attest (and of which the authors of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion blatantly boast), the Jesuits are cultic Pharisees who infiltrated the Catholic Church. Ignatius of Loyola (October 27, 1491– July 31, 1556) a crypto-Jew founded the Jesuit society after being wounded in battle and supposedly experiencing a religious conversion. He composed the Spiritual Exercises to help others follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. In 1534, Ignatius and six other young men, including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, gathered and professed vows of poverty, chastity, and later obedience, including a special vow of obedience to the Pope. Rule 13 of Ignatius's Rules for Thinking with the Church said: "That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity ... if [the Church] shall have defined anything to be black which to our eyes appears to be white, we ought in like manner to pronounce it to be black."[2] Ignatius's plan of the order's organization was approved by Pope Paul III in 1540 by the bull containing the "Formula of the Institute".
     While many conspiracy theorists attribute all of society's woes should be laid at the feet of the Jesuits (and they alone, such as Eric Jon Phelps claims in his Vatican Assassins book and web site), Jesuits are mere pawns of the more sinister cabal of Pharisaical Rabbinicals who wrote and implemented the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Nevertheless, the Jesuits are demonically inspired and motivated operatives in the larger scheme of these Rabbinicals as are Freemasons, Bilderbergs, Illuminati and all the other fringe cult groups that have permeated every aspect of the social and financial fabric of the world. Loyola, like Alcasar are mere academic pawns of this worldwide master plan to destroy Christianity, as well as Jews and Muslims, in their quest to establish a New World Order. One of the ways of accomplishing their goals is to modify and marginalize the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
     Since Alcasar’s book came out many theologians picked up on the dogma of Preterism (including Firmin Abauzit, Philip S. Desprez and) Robert Townley, who wrote his book in 1845, of which I personally own. More importantly, all of these authors later recanted their Preterism positions.
     Robert Townley (1816-1894) was minister of St. Matthew’s, Liverpool, and later became a Universalist minister. He published a book advocating Preterism in 1845.  A reviewer wrote of his book:
     “This work enters at great length into an attempted Scripture proof that the following events are already past, viz. “the Restoration of the Jews, the First Resurrection, or Millennium, the End of the World, the Resurrection of the Dead, the Day of Judgment, and the Last Day ; for now there is no more time.” It is a book of much thought, and gives proof of laborious and critical study of the Sacred Writings. The spirit manifested towards the Priesthood and the Established Church is fiery enough, and the general temper of the argument is far from being commendable. But there is very much in the work worthy of attention.
     Townley later recanted his preterism. In a Sermon in the Universalist Church of Charlestown, Mass,. Sunday Morning, September 26 (1852) he said:
“We, on the contrary, fulfill everything by that magic phrase, ‘the destruction of Jerusalem.’ But can we really and seriously refer these passages which I have quoted from Paul, to the destruction of Jerusalem? Can we truly say that the rejection of the Jews and the calling of the Gentiles, let that mean what it may, exhausted all their meaning —the meaning which was the thought in Paul’s mind when he wrote them? I must confess I cannot.”
     I personally (and logically as well) have to lump Preterism in the same camp as Premillennial Dispensationalism Rapturism, Messianics, Hebrew Roots and Israel First dogma, in the sense these theories were injected into American evangelicalism by the same (Pharisaical, Jesus-Hating) parties and for the same reasons, to cause confusion and division among the disciples of Jesus Christ
     For example, the first person to whom the  doctrine  concerning a rapture prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ,  can be traced to a  Roman Jesuit named Ribera in 1591 AD.   Emmanuel Lacunza claimed to be a converted Jew named "Rabbi Ben Ezra."   Under that alias, he theorized that the Church would be "raptured"  before Jesus  returns to Earth.   Later in 1827 his book was translated into English by a Scottish radical named Edward Irving.  He published Lacunza's view in his paper, "The Morning Watch."
     In 1830, a 15 year old charismatic girl named Margaret Macdonald, claimed that she had a vision of a "secret rapture."  A year later, Robert Norton, a charismatic Irvingite evangelist, meets Margaret Macdonald and popularizes her "secret rapture" vision around England. [Read Dave MacPherson's book The Rapture Plot for more explicit details]   
     As you well know, I have been doing an extensive amount of research into the Pharisaical Phonies who have been controlling the world for centuries, whom Jesus pointedly accused them of such in Revelation 3:9 (
I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you).”
    One interesting thing I discovered in my research was a profound quote by a person named Benjamin Disraeli. This discovery entails a direct admission by these Pharisaical Rabbinicals that they are responsible for corrupting most countries and societies for their own gain. Their master plan is blatantly and proudly revealed in The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a document they claim is a forgery, yet every detail of their process to conquer mankind, destroy Christianity, and manipulate the masses reads like a simple recipe for baking a cake. Thousands of people in the last 150 years have written about the Protocols and the exactness of the most minute details contained with is mind-boggling! One famous Jews who has admitted the factualness of this master plan was Benjamin Disreali!
     Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG,PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Conservative politician, writer and aristocrat who twice served as Prime Minister. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is “Crypto-Jew” remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or "Tory democracy". He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is to date the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth.
       Disraeli redefined Judaism as a matter of race rather than religion, and in his ­novels “Coningsby” (1844), “Sybil” (1845) and “Tancred” (1847), he celebrated occult Jewish power, always exercised behind the scenes, and always determinative. The mysterious Sidonia (who figures in all three novels, who is in reality Lord Rothschild), Kirsch correctly observes, “looks like nothing so much as an anti-­Semitic hate figure.” In “Coningsby,” Disraeli has Sidonia confide,"You never observe a great intellectual movement in Europe in which the Jews do not greatly participate. The first Jesuits were Jews; that mysterious Russian diplomacy which so alarms western Europe is organized and principally carried on by Jews; that mighty revolution which is at this moment preparing in Germany, and which will be, in fact, a second and greater Reformation, and of which so little is as yet known in England, is entirely developing under the auspices of Jews, who almost monopolize the professorial chairs of Germany. (Augustus) Neander, the founder of Spiritual Christianity, and who is Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Berlin, is a Jew. Benary, equally famous, and in the same University, is a Jew. Wehl, the Arabic Professor of Heidelberg, is a Jew. Years ago, when I was in Palestine, I met a German student who was accumulating materials for the History of Christianity, and studying the genius of the place; a modest and learned man. It was Wehl; then unknown, since become the first Arabic scholar of the day, and the author of the life of Mahomet. But for the German professors of their race, their name is Legion. I think there are more than ten in Berlin alone.
     "I told you just now that I was going up to town to-morrow, because I always made it a rule to interpose when affairs of State were on the carpet. Otherwise, I never interfere. I hear of peace and war in newspapers, but I am never alarmed, except when I am informed that the Sovereigns want treasure; then I know that monarchs are serious.
     "A few years back we were applied to by Russia. Now, there has been no friendship between the Court of St. Petersburg and my family. It has Dutch connections, which have generally supplied it; and our representations in favor of the Polish Hebrews, a numerous race, but the most suffering and degraded of all the tribes, have not been very agreeable to the Czar. However, circumstances drew to an approximation between the Romanoffs and the Sidonias. I resolved to go myself to St. Petersburg. I had, on my arrival, an interview with the Russian Minister of Finance, Count Cancrin; I beheld the son of a Lithuanian Jew. The loan was connected with the affairs of Spain; I resolved on repairing to Spain from Russia. I travelled without intermission. I had an audience immediately on my arrival with the Spanish Minister, Senor Mendizabel; I beheld one like myself, the son of a Neuvo Christiano, a Jew of Arragon. In consequence of what transpired at Madrid, I went straight to Paris to consult the President of the French Council; I beheld the son of a French Jew , a hero, an imperial marshal, and very properly so, for who should be military heroes if not those who worship the Lord of Hosts?"
     "And is Soult a Hebrew?"
     "Yes, and others of the French marshals, and the most famous; Massena, for example; his real name was Manasseh; but to my anecdote. The consequence of our consultations was, that some Northern power should be applied to in a friendly and mediative capacity. We fixed on Prussia; and the President of the Council made an application to the Prussian Minister, who attended a few days after our conference. Count Arnim entered the cabinet, and I beheld a Prussian Jew. So you see, my dear Coningsby, that the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."
     For a parallel account of such transactions, see Karl Marx' article The Russian Loan in which he wrote," the Jews ... monopolise the machinery of the loan-mongering mysteries by concentrating their energies upon the barter of trade in securities, and the changing of money and negotiating of bills in a great measure arising there from. ... This Jew organization of loan-mongers is as dangerous to the people as the aristocratic organization of landowners. ... But it is only because the Jews are so strong that it is timely and expedient to expose their organisation."
     Dear friend, I could name so many other professing Pharisees who have infested themselves in most societies (including both the Catholic and Protestant churches) and organizations, whose origins are born  within this Pharisaical (Jewish) Zionist cabal, going back as far as the times when the church was established after Christ ascended, such as the most Reverend William Heckler, who planted the seeds of Zionism into the empty-headed mind of Theodore Herzl, who had no clue whatsoever about “Sidonia’s (Rothschild)” plans to establish Palestine as the homeland for the Jews. I can roll off the tip of my tongue many other Rothschild rogues such as Jacob Schiff who was raised in Rothschild’s home and sent to America to establish the Central Bank and the Fed, who fed money into abolitionist John Brown’s camp to incite blacks to rebel against slavery, which ignited the American Civil War. Schiff also funded the Japanese in the Russo-Japan War to weaken Russia, and then ordered and funded the assassination of the Czar of Russia, as well as funding Marx and Engle to launch communism.
     There is also Samuel Untermeyer, who blackmailed Woodrow Wilson, the adulterer and President of Princeton University, (and later President of the United States), into appointing Judge Louis Brandeis (head of Zionism in the US) onto the Supreme Court (who later gave Wilson the legal go-head to start the 1st World War,  and who also launched a campaign in America to boycott German goods in 1933, which forced it into starting  the 2nd World War. As the newspaper item below proves, it was through Untermeyer's nefarious machinations that actually resulted in the Jews declaring war against Germany!!
     It’s interesting to note that Schiff and Untermeyer were both members of the Lotus Club of New York, a private fraternal organization that provided membership to a country bumpkin preacher by the name of C.I. Scofield, the father of Premillennialism!! Scofield lived at the club's facilities at no cost to him for over 20 years!  
     Untermeyer, a lawyer with a devious reputation, earlier blackmailed U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (an adulterer who had an affair with the wife of a fellow professor while he was the President of Princeton University) into appointing Judge Louis Brandeis (head of Zionism in the US) onto the Supreme Court (who later gave Wilson the legal go-head to start World War 1). He also orchestrated a deal that secured a letter for Lord Rothschild from Lord Balfour promising it would force America to support Britain in the 1st World War in exchange for the right to establish Palestine as the homeland for Jews throughout the entire world.
     Schiff was responsible for getting attorney John J Ingalls (1833-1900) who was a lawyer, Kansas State senator, Secretary of State and judge advocate during the Civil War who rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and US Senator. Ingalls assisted Scofield in gaining admission to the Bar, and helped him to procure his appointment as Federal Attorney for Kansas. Ingalls was born into Massachusetts society and was thus from the Eastern Establishment. He was a graduate of Williams College and was apart from his other activities the spokesman for a Boston group known as The Secret Six (all Freemasons), who struck the match that ignited the Civil War. Schiff also owned the publishing house in England that printed the New Scofield Bible, which poisoned American evangelical minds to adopt and advocate for “Israel First” and the Rapture to Heaven dogma. What convenient friendships and associations. It does not take a Christian Rocket scientist to connect these dots.
     Bottom line, dear friend, this enemy we battle with have superior intelligence and intellect, which operates its machinations through stealth, who have been able to infiltrate all entities of society (including the church, evangelicals along with politicians in every country in the world), for over 200 hundred years and which soon will take complete control of all mankind.
     Our only defense is the power of the Holy Spirit (especially the gift of discernment) to counter as much propaganda as possible (such as Preterism, Rapturism) and all other false gospels that permeate society (especially on the Internet), in order to snatch as many ignorant souls as we can from the roaring fires and smoke that blinds them!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

PRETRIB HISTORY REVISERS

By Dave MacPherson

(The late Grant Jeffrey still states on his website that "the argument that no one ever saw this [pretrib] 'truth' throughout eighteen hundred years of Church history has been very effective, causing many Christians to abandon their belief in the pretribulation Rapture"! Since Thomas Ice has been claiming on Todd Strandberg's Rapture Ready site that I'm the one who's been "fabricating a false history of the pre-trib rapture" in order to promote the same 1800-year argument, let's see what pretrib leaders are still claiming about their own view's history, plus my responses to them.)

CLAIM: Many pretrib rapture promoters (and indolent copycats) are still giving credit for the pretrib rapture to early Plymouth Brethren leader John Darby (whom John Walvoord truthfully viewed as one of the "early" pretribs!) and also claim that Darby "understood" pretrib as early as late 1826 or early 1827.

MY RESPONSE: Darby's earliest paper (1827) emphasized only the "heavenly church" and he expected to be on earth until the start of a future millennium, and his 1828 paper focused on only the church's "unity." His 1829 paper looked for only the Rev. 19:11 coming while his 1830 paper expected only the Matt. 25:31 coming. As late as 1837 his church/Israel "dichotomy" that he supposedly discovered 10 years earlier was still nonexistent when he described the church as "going in with Him to the marriage, to wit, with Jerusalem and the Jews"!

Not until 1839 ("Notes on the Revelation") did Darby have clear pretrib teaching! Basing it on Rev. 12:5's "man child," he wrote: "If we apply it to the saints, who overcome here...then we find that...they are caught up out of his [the dragon's] way....; and the trial and persecution fall on those who are left here----upon the woman." (Amazingly, eminent "doctors" either haven't known, or have covered up, the fact that the "man child" symbol----and not Rev. 4:1 with its seven-year "gap"----was Darby's beginning pretrib basis for three decades while he held to only a 1260-day tribulation! And he wasn't originial on any of dispensationalism's crucial aspects!)

CLAIM: In 1973 R. A. Huebner, a Darby-idolizing member of the Plymouth Brethren, self-published a booklet dedicated to distorting my uncovered information about Darby and some of his contemporaries and claimed that the "Irvingites (1828-1834) never held the pretribulation rapture or any 'any-moment' views."

MY RESPONSE: In Sep. 1830 Irvingites (followers of London preacher Edward Irving) discussed Revelation's seven churches in their journal "The Morning Watch" and actually stated that "Philadelphia" will be "caught up" before a future "period of great tribulation" while the "Laodicean church" will be left behind "on earth" to face that period----the first clear public teaching of pretrib that I've found. Knowing that he could keep crediting Darby with pretrib if he kept covering up or distorting Irvingite doctrine, Huebner's 1991 book claimed that the phrase "period of great tribulation" meant nothing more than "the pouring out of the seventh vial"----evidence, he said, that only a posttrib coming was being projected.

But this was just another of Huebner's many cover-ups; he omitted telling readers that three pages later the Irvingite writer declared twice that "the great tribulation" would follow the rapture----proof indeed that his rapture was a pretrib one! (The article you're now reading includes R. A. Huebner, a retired electrical engineer who never attended any college or Bible school, simply because his dishonest material was hurriedly appropriated by Walvoord and Ryrie whose books in turn have had incredible influence on many including Lindsey, LaHaye, and Ice! Huebner's writings, by the way, have hundreds of copying errors that I've counted when he quotes others, but he compensates for his unscholarliness by burying or twisting historical data!)

My book The Rapture Plot has seven pages of short quotes from the same Irvingite mouthpiece (1831-1833) which indisputably disclose a pretrib rapture as well as pretrib-type imminence----all this appearing in print years before Darby expressed such concepts!

CLAIM: If I were to put into one sentence the gist of what some of my critics have claimed about Margaret Macdonald, it would look something like this: "Since Margaret was a partial rapturist, she couldn't have been a pretrib, especially since she wrote that 'The trial of the Church is from Antichrist'----clearly a posttrib statement!"

MY RESPONSE: In his 1979 book The Rapture Question - Revised (p. 97) Walvoord correctly states that partial rapturists are "pretribulationists"----pretribs who see only part of the church participating in a pretrib rapture. By deliberately isolating Margaret's Antichrist statement (above), my critics demonstrate either their laziness or deviousness. Every leading 19th century partial rapturist (my Plot quotes several) looked for a pretrib rapture of only "worthy" Christians and referred to the ones left behind as the "church"----the term Margaret used for those not worthy enough to be raptured. Even Darby, when analyzing partial rapturism, wrote that the ones left behind in that scheme are called the "church"!

(See my articles "Humbug Huebner" and "Margaret Macdonald's Rapture Chart" which can be found on Joe Ortiz's informative and widely read blogs including "Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation" and "The End Times Passover" 

THE END IS HERE: As you can tell, I would rather be an honest B.A. (Better Author) than a lazy or lying Ph.D. (Pretrib History Distorter)! You have just read perhaps 1 percent of my No. 1 book The Rapture Plot. You can obtain the other 99 percent by calling 800.643.4645. (All of my book royalties, BTW, have always gone to a nonprofit organization which has never paid salary to anyone.)

Right now I'm going to do something out of character. I'm going to predict that one of these days some unthinkably horrendous event (or events) will cause many Laodicean-type Christians to not only abandon pretrib in droves but even become physically violent toward their pretrib teachers!

Years ago my wife and I visited an elderly fellow believer in his home in Alberta, Canada who told us, from firsthand knowledge, that soon after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in 1917, a man in that country went to his pastor, angrily threw down his Bible, and shouted: "You lied to us! You said we would be raptured away first!"

The Dutch heroine Corrie ten Boom declared in a 1974 article (see "The Coming Tribulation" online) that when communism took over in China "millions of Christians were tortured to death" who had previously been assured: "Don't worry, before the tribulation comes you will be translated----raptured."
And violence among Christians took place later in Korea after a predicted rapture failed to happen!

As long as America continues to turn away from God and turn suicidally to anti-Christian, anti-decency, pro-violence, and pro-perversion degenerates, the Holy One will be forced to give us more and more "breaking news" of events that are even more horrendous which will cause disillusioned pretrib rapture believers to mistrust pretrib merchandisers (and history revisers) even more!

Dave MacPherson. What People are saying ... THE RAPTURE PLOT!

Gary DeMar (President American Vision): "A majority of prophecy writers and speakers teach that the church will be raptured before a future tribulational period. But did you know that prior to about 1830 no such doctrine existed. No one in all of church history ever taught pretribulational rapture. Dave MacPherson does the work of a journalistic private investigator to uncover the truth....The Rapture Plot is the never-before-told true story of the plot - how plagiarism and subtle document changes created the 'mother of all revisionisms.' A fascinating piece of detective work." Robert H. Gundry (Professor Westmont College): "As usual MacPherson out hustles his opponents in research on primary sources. C. S. Lovett (President Personal Christianity): You don't read very much of Dave MacPherson's work before you realize he is a dedicated researcher. Because his work has been so honest and open his latest work The Rapture Plot has produced many red faces among some of the most recognized rapture writers of our time. When their work is compared to his it is embarrassing for them to see how shallow their research is." R. J. Rushdoony (President Chalcedon): "Dave MacPherson has been responsible for major change in the eschatology of evangelical churches by his devastating studies of some of the central aspects thereof. In The Rapture Plot MacPherson tells us of the strange tale of 'rapture' writings, revisions, cover-ups, alterations and confusions. No one has equaled MacPherson in his research on the 'pretrib rapture.' Attempts to discredit his work have failed...."

About the Author: Born 1932 of Scotch/English descent Dave MacPherson is a natural for British historical research. His calling was journalism. Receiving a BA in English in 1955 he spent 26 years as a newsman reporting and filming many notable events persons presidents and dignitaries.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

SNATCHING SINNERS FROM THE FLAMES INCLUDES THOSE INSIDE YOUR OWN HOME

    Most  (true disciples of Christ) Christians realize that we do not war against flesh and blood (meaning our fellow human beings) but the battle includes primarily principalities and evil spirits in high places, meaning demonic entities, (Ephesians 6:10-13)  . A good example is when loved ones end up arguing, afterwards they hold grudges and are unwilling to forgive and forget because they sincerely believe their nemesis is at fault. To a great degree this is true; however, they fail to realize that there are demonic forces all around us, pricking our hearts and minds with lies and malevolent attacks designed to cause friction and division. For those who recognize this reality, they are usually the ones to quickly make amends and begin the healing process. After the forgiveness process begins, both parties will normally begin to apologize and tell each other they did not mean it, they just lost their cool.
    However, there are daily battles that are ongoing where these demonic spirits intensify their efforts because many individuals have opened their spiritual domains by actually entertaining (and even hosting) demonic spirits into their lives by imbibing in pernicious and pleasurable lies and activities that go contrary to the will of God. Most certainly, there are millions of individuals who have been felled by drugs and alcohol and involvement with supernatural phenomenon that controlled their lives for decades. Those who have been freed from these demonic anomalies through the power of God (by virtue of the prayers and support from loved ones) are eternally grateful for their deliverance.
    Unfortunately, there is a myriad of youth (and even adults) who are falling victim to demonic forces, by entertaining and eventually believing in new philosophies being implanted in their minds and hearts by liberal elements intent on destroying their moral and physical standards. I could spend days listing them; however, most folks know what they are.
     Sadly, many youth (and even adults) are unaware of the origin of such diabolical anomalies that go contrary to the will and word of God. Provocateurs of these anomalies have been among us from the very beginning, starting with the (Satanic) serpent when he tempted and told Eve she would become like God when he urged her to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge between good and evil. Those Satanic-bred forces (you can call them Illuminati, Bilderbergs, Jesuits, Freemasons, Zionists Jews, it doesn’t matter) their intent has been to poison the hearts and mind of mankind to turn against its creator, especially Jesus Christ!
    Many of you use social media to preach your new found knowledge of God and the Gospel, hopefully to reach those who are lost. Many of you use this pulpit to show off your vast knowledge of the Bible (and or your specific doctrine), hopefully to gain points with God. Fine! What many of you fail to realize is that you do not have to become an Internet missionary (or even travel to Israel, Iran, Iraq or other foreign countries) to fulfill your calling. As a matter of fact, if you pay close attention, you will find the harvest fields right in your own hometown and, maybe, even inside your own home!
     Naw! Not our own kids?
    Yes, we love our children and will do anything for them. Many (mothers especially) love to shower their sons and daughters with lavish gifts and other ingratiating amenities, most often to curry their favor, loyalty and even their adoration. These can do no wrong in their parents' eyes.
    Fine! 
    But many of you have no idea what your own children are doing right behind your back, right here on the Internet and social media outlets like Facebook. You are so busy with your so-called “ministry” you have failed to research exactly what your own child is doing, sometimes right in front of you.
    Take the time to do a little trolling of your own and view the various pages of your kids’ blogs, web sites and yes, even their Facebook pages. You will be amazed! Unfortunately, I can attest to this due to a recent revelation I experienced when I decided to view the pages and photo sections of some of my nieces and nephews and even sons and daughters. I was shocked! Not only were their photos shocking to say the least. I was flummoxed to see that some of my own beloved relatives were actually not only posting demonic photos, but were listing various diabolic and pornographic web sites they visit on a regular basis.
    What does one do about this? Obviously you do not want your family and friends to continue in a path that will result in them losing their salvation. You most certainly do not want to call them up and begin blasting them with the Gospel across their face. They will probably tell you to take a hike. 
    However, you can begin a dialogue by telling them you were wondering how things are going with their life, and that you are there to help them anyway you can. They may open up and begin sharing with you because you have expressed a genuine concern. 
    But, be forewarned! Before even doing that, share this with genuine spirit-filled folks you trust and enter into a season of prayer, first and foremost.

    As a guide, I am including a link to The Book of Jude which will help you to better understand this important issue.
     Think about it, that your own kids, relatives and close friends could end up missing out on spending an eternity with you and Jesus Christ because you failed to snatch them out of the flames!

For more information about the author and his books, please click on Joe Ortiz

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Satan? When Did He Fall and Where is He Now?


    The entire issue concerning Satan’s status throughout the Bible presents a unique conundrum for many Christians and Bile scholars as well. It does not appear that any one person has been able to identify and place Satan’s journey throughout history in any chronological order, a problem that confuses, upsets and overturns various doctrines found among eschatologists.

    Satan was created as a holy angel. Isaiah 14:12 possibly gives Satan’s pre-fall name as Lucifer. Ezekiel 28:12-14describes Satan as having been created a cherubim, apparently the highest created angel. He became arrogant in his beauty and status and decided he wanted to sit on a throne above that of God (Isaiah 14:13-14;Ezekiel 28:15;1 Timothy 3:6). Satan’s pride led to his fall. Notice the many “I will” statements in Isaiah 14:12-15. Because of his sin, God permanently removed Satan from his exalted position and role.
    Satan became the ruler of this world and the prince of the power of the air (
John 12:31;2 Corinthians 4:4;Ephesians 2:2). He is an accuser (Revelation 12:10), a tempter (Matthew 4:3;1 Thessalonians 3:5), and a deceiver (Genesis 3;2 Corinthians 4:4;Revelation 20:3). His very name means “adversary” or “one who opposes.” Another of his titles, the devil, means “slanderer.”
    Even though he was cast out of heaven, he still seeks to elevate his throne above God. He tries to counterfeit (and his succeeded in some things) everything that God does, hoping to gain the worship of the world and encourage opposition to God's kingdom. Satan is the ultimate source behind every false cult and world religion. Satan will do anything and everything in his power to oppose God and those who follow God. However, Satan’s destiny is sealed—an eternity in the lake of fire (
Revelation 20:10).
    One of the first times mentioned (or inferences) of diabolical forces are made  in the Bible is found in the Genesis account in Chapter 3, where  Adam and Eve were tempted by the snake(identified by most people as being Satan) to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of God and evil.
    In Chapter 6, we see “the sons of God” cohabiting with the daughters of men and begetting the so-called Nephilim, who became giants and men of renown. Many eschatologists and Bible theorists believe these “Sons of Gods” are diabolical angelic beings who left their former estate in Heaven and co-mingled with the human race and thereby created a human hybrid (Nephilim), whose spirits (after they died supposedly) have been bound to earth to roam as spiritual entities that we today call demons. One question begs to be asked: Should these “sons of God” who left their former habitations in Heaven be identified as the one third of the angels that left Heaven along with Satan when he rebelled against God?
    As we read in the Book of Job, it appears that Satan had access to God at that time (which no one has been able to confirm the exact date) where” One day the angels  came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan  also came with them. 7 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
    The next place in the Bible where we see an inference being made to Satan (or the devil), where he is commonly referred to as a 'fallen' angel - meaning, he is an angel who rebelled and sinned against God is in Ezekiel 28:14-18. Supposedly, angels, including Satan, have free-will (just like we do) and they chose to disobey God. Supposedly One-third of the other Angels also followed Satan and were cast out of heaven, although, we do not see how many angels actually left Heaven with Satan until Revelation 12:4, which does not necessarily identify actual angels but calls them “stars” as inferred by many theorists as well.
    In the book of Ezekiel 28:14-18, we see a group of scripture that many theorists believe is not only describing the entity they call Satan, but an actually story from his beginning to his demise. 
You were anointed as a guardian cherub,
for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God;
you walked among the fiery stones.

You were blameless in your ways
from the day you were created
till wickedness was found in you.

Through your widespread trade
you were filled with violence,
and you sinned.
So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God,
and I expelled you, O guardian cherub,
from among the fiery stones.

Your heart became proud
on account of your beauty,
and you corrupted your wisdom
because of your splendor.
So I threw you to the earth;
I made a spectacle of you before kings.

By your many sins and dishonest trade
you have desecrated your sanctuaries.
So I made a fire come out from you,
and it consumed you,
and I reduced you to ashes on the ground
in the sight of all who were watching.
    Revelation, Chapter 12 provides us with a convoluted narrative that thousands of theorists throughout history have tried to explain away, including how many angels comprise Satan’s diabolical army, along with futurists’ explanation as to what happens in the period known as the “end times.”:

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.
Satan Thrown Down to Earth
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him,
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. 12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short, (Revelation 12:3-12)”
We see another conundrumatic scenario concerning the status of (fallen) angels in Jude 1:6 where, “… the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.”
 If Satan is to be considered an “angel” should we view him as being among these entities we see held in the same captivity as are these above? Should we therefore see where Satan has been thrown down in Revelation 12:3-9 and Jude 1:6 as being the same occasion? If so, when does this occur? At Calvary or yet some time in the future immediately before Christ returns? The above scripture (Jude 1:6) is stated immediately after we see the following remarks in verse 5:” “Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe, (Jude 1:5).” Should we picture that this angelic incarceration happened right after the “Exodus?”
We see Satan in many other scripture throughout the Bible (where he is aggravating Christ and His ministry as well as tempting Him to bow before him) but no other scripture to pinpoint Satan’s journey (in or out of Heaven) in any chronological fashion, other than the final scenario where we see in Revelation 20:10, where the serpent, the devil, Satan, is seen being felled by fire from above, and then thrown into the Lake of Fire.


Many theorists see Satan being bound for “a thousand years” beginning at the cross, which is where the devil was defeated and could no longer rule over mankind as he did before Christ paid the price for the sins of mankind. Many see Satan being bound for 1000 literal years beginning on the day when Christ returns to earth to set up a literal one thousand year millennium period, then is let loose for a short period of time after the 1000 years, then destroys him right before he amasses the armies of Gog and Magog to attack Jesus’ temporary headquarters at the City of Jerusalem, inside the country of the state of Israel, where (supposedly) Jesus has supervised the Jewish kingdom for one thousand years.
    Therefore the question begs to be asked, when was Satan kicked out of or fell from Heaven? Did this happen at the beginning of time when He came to earth and cohabitated with human women, as we read in Genesis 6:1-2? Or was it during the days of Isaiah, as we see in Isaiah 14:12? Was it when Christ defeated Satan when He paid the price for sin at the cross, or immediately before Calvary when He told the disciples He saw Satan fall falling from heaven as we read in Luke 10:17-19?  Will this happen when Christ returns (during The Rapture or seven years after) to rule on earth for 1000 years? More importantly, where is Satan at right now? Is he still in Heaven accusing God’s children, held prisoner in the abyss for 1000 literal years (called the Millennium), or is he currently roaming around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour? 
    If we cannot accurately answer these questions, we have to assume Satan has unlimited access to some form of a shuttle bus that takes him back and forth to Heaven (while still bound in the abyss for 1000) years), or, our eschatological polemics have no exegetical authority whatsoever. 
    Most Premillennial Dispensationalists present various chronological scenarios in their ‘futurists’ dogma, while many others, such as Preterist (a person who believes that the  prophecies in the Apocalypse have already been  fulfilled) who maintains that since Jesus has already returned (in 70 AD),then Satan has already been sent to the Lake of Fire and his current status is moot!

What say ye?

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