[In the very beginning of this issue, there is an excellent example of how the media distorts and LIE by omission. There are two photos on the inside front cover. They both were taken during the "epic" meeting between Yitzhak Rabin & Yasser Arafat with Clinton in the middle, 13 Sept, in Washington. The first clearly shows that Rabin delibrately hesitated to shake Yasser's hand. It is obvious. SMYRNA explains them in the caption below: -BeWISE]
Anatomy of a handshake: PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat's hand was quicker than most television viewer's eyes at the Sept. 13 White House South Lawn signing ceremony for the historic Israeli-Palestinian agreement. Spotting Arafat's gesture, and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's initial NON-RESPONSE, U.S. President Bill Clinton spread his arms expansively behind both of them, nudging Rabin as he did so, according to journalists able to see it, and produced the heart-warming handshake viewed 'round the world. The top picture is from "The Washington Report". The bottom from "Christianity Today".
But Smyrna maintains one important difference. While the others make predictions based upon principles of sound economics, etc., SMYRNA bases its predictions on Biblical revelation and history coupled with current events. The Bible is central, not peripheral. This is not to say that the other good publications don't make the Bible foundational; our point is that some of them do not understand prophecy from the orthodox, traditional view.
For example, one very fine publication outlines the Clinton agenda for 1994-1996 and notes NAFTA, socialized medicine, a national identification card, gun control, crime control, eradication of the pro-life movement, mandatory inoculation of children, currency call-in, expanded environmental laws, and socialization of the economy as the main issues for accomplishment. It notes that virtually all Republican legislators are part of this massive effort to socialize the nation. That editor is correct. But SMYRNA goes deeper. SMYRNA names the point of origin of the plan for world control, and most of the alternative media in the evangelical and fundamentalist camps will not touch that information with a ten foot pole. SMYRNA has the one piece that completes the puzzle without which the others will continue to fight the tentacles rather than the brain.
Let us look at the big picture from the Biblical perspective. Dispensationalist evangelicals/fundamentalists believe that prophecy was fulfilled when the Jews usurped control of Palestine in 1948. They believe that the temple will be rebuilt and that the Anti-Christ will sit in it and proclaim himself to be God. They believe that the mark of the beast (666) in Revelation will be a literal device in the right hand or on the forehead. They believe that the Jews will reign with Christ for a literal thousand years.
There are two pivotal points in this view that cause their calculations to go awry. One is their thinking that Jews are Israel, and the other is the failure to place in the equation Satan's knowledge of and counterfeiting of Bible passages. So let's retrace our steps one by one: Was prophecy fulfilled when the Jews took over Palestine in 1948? The answer is "yes and no." If the temple is re-built will it be a fulfillment of prophecy? The answer is "yes and no". Will a physical device placed on or in the human body as identification be a fulfillment of Revelation 13? The answer is "yes and no." We know that these answers sound like double talk. What do we mean?
At each step in Satan's warfare against God, he is aware of the contents of the Bible. Therefore, through his human agents he concocted and promoted a scheme to fool people into believing that God foretold these things about the Jews and that the fulfillment would be a material event. When the Jews occupied Palestine in 1948 it was clear to the dispensationalists that God's prediction of their return to the land had come true according to the Old Testament. But that's because the groundwork had already been laid for the credibility of the event through the fraudulent interpretation of Scriptures, especially those in Daniel and Ezekiel. God's predicted event (the return from exile) had already occurred beginning with Zerubbabel 500 years before Christ, but Satan counterfeited it later in time through false teachers by misusing the Scriptures, saying that restoration of Israel to the land had never been fulfilled.
The second event in modern times, according to dispensationalists, is to be the rebuilding of the temple. This prophecy was also fulfilled in ancient times, but Satan laid the groundwork for the modern event by misusing the same Scriptures. God's plan does not include a reconstruction of the temple that was destroyed in A.D. 70 because there was no further need for it after the death of Christ. But a modern counterfeit of that event may occur so that the counterfeit Messiah may sit in that edifice and fool many into believing that he is the real Christ.
Will the mark of the beast be a physical identification device in the right hand or on the forehead? God's intent is that we should comprehend spiritual matters - that 666 in Revelation is symbolical of man in his last scene of arrogant, self-sufficient defiance - his final, humanistic blaze of glory. The number of man is six, and 666 symbolizes the intensification of his sinfulness. Thus, all who belong to Satan by membership in the club of condemned mankind (that includes womankind, too) possess the invisible brand (mark) of the Anti-Christ, the symbolical 666. In simple terms, that means the unsaved belong to Lucifer and God knows who they are.
But because of misuse of the aforementioned Scriptures, many are believing that the mark will be physical and anyone who takes the mark will be doomed. That's Satan's lie, but again, he may cause a physical device to be placed on or in the human body by anti-Christ government for identification purposes, causing consternation among those who believe his false interpretation of Scripture. This introduces a question uppermost in the minds of some Christians:
Suppose Satan's government agents round up all humans and by force place or implant a device on them. Will all those who are marked receive the wrath of God? Think carefully! If we were strapped to a table and minor surgery (this is hypothetical) were performed, how would we avoid it? The answer is we could not. Would God condemn anyone with a mark who helplessly endured the operation? No, a thousand times no! The mark of the beast is the invisible condition of the heart of the unbeliever, each of whom is known only to God. By the same token the new name given to those who belong to Christ(1) is also invisible; it too is the condition of the heart that has a personal relationship to God through Christ. And even though the Bible does not make the following symbolical equation, we might even say that the mark of Christ is 777, the completeness of the regenerate individual redeemed by the blood of the Lamb! Seven is the symbolical number of completeness with God, so 777 could be understood as the final state of redeemed mankind in a blaze of glory accomplished by Christ.
(1) See Rev. 3:12
Lay to rest your fears of failure in resisting a literal mark of the beast. If you belong to Christ you presently have His mark. If you don't belong to Christ you already possess the mark of the beast, and any device implanted will only be the counterfeit dreamed up by Satan and his henchmen. Fear not those who can destroy the body but cannot destroy the soul; rather fear Him Who can destroy both body and soul in hell.(2)
(2) Matt. 10:28 (We urge readers to study "POP" PROPHECY & STRONG DELUSION which will help to place Biblical prophecy in sound perspective. Order them from SMYRNA.)
[BeWISE feels that SMYRNA is right on target! However, we also feel that the "beast system" is represented by the present day Satan inspired "Debt-Money System" and that many people including millions of so-called Christians have already accepted this "mark". By obeying man rather than God, and compromising the Law for their willing participation in this evil illegal ungodly and unconstitutional system, they have already said "Yes!" to satan. They have been saying "Yes!" for so long now, accepting their social slavery numbers and giving up their rights given by God for man's privileges, benefits and opportunities...by the church's willingness to throw away the Sovereignty of God for the "tax exemption" 501C-3 status...BeWISE wonders just when, if ever, they will be able to say "NO!" Also, the Scriptures make it clear that we will have a CHOICE with this thing. Many have already made this choice, and we believe that if Christians were to wake up and learn the Truth about it, they would be shocked and realize their tragic mistake. -BeWISE]
SMYRNA readers will recall that last month we published the interesting fact that Pat Robertson is supporting a Jewish movement to free the American Jew Jonathan Pollard who is serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison for spying. Pollard has the support of Israeli and American Jews, but Vanunu does not. Why? Because he revealed that "Israel" has nuclear weapons. The contrast is that Pollard spied FOR Israel against the U.S., while Vanunu simply told the world what his conscience demanded and that was construed as spying AGAINST "Israel"
If this doesn't prove that most American Jews have dual loyalty we don't know what evidence is required to do so.
Pollard is in an American prison where the environment is infinitely better (believe it or not) than Israeli prisons, but Vanunu has been in solitary confinement in a 2-by-3-meter cell with artificial light only, shining 24 hours a day. His family believes that the Israelis are trying to drive him insane so that any information he might give would be considered the ravings of a lunatic. Amnesty International, the touted human rights organization, is doing nothing about this human rights violation.
Why Pat Robertson would support a movement to free Pollard and not Vanunu is a mystery, especially since Vanunu converted to Anglican Christianity in Australia just prior to revealing that the Israelis had nuclear weapons. His conversion to Christianity was used by the Israel- is to pump up Jewish anger against him.
The final twist to this story is that the document to free Pollard was presented to Bernard Nussbaum, Chief White House Counsel who passed it to President Clinton for consideration. Nussbaum, a Jew supporting the release of Pollard, is the one who removed papers from the office of Vince Foster after Foster's alleged suicide. Although the two matters are not related, it brings into question the loyalty and integrity of another American Jew, Bernard Nussbaum. It is interesting that Clinton chose Nussbaum as Chief White House Counsel and placed Vince Foster under him, even though Foster was a long time friend and reportedly a brilliant attorney. Could it be that Clinton's "advisors" made the choice? Such are the immoral politics of the former Republic of the United States of America, now a Democracy by conspiratorial design!
So says Michael Hoffman in a pamphlet copyrighted in 1991 and published by Wiswell Ruffin House.(3)
(3) Wiswell Ruffin House, P.O. Box 236, Dresden, NY 14441.
In this short essay Hoffman catalogs 245 movies and TV presentations that demean Christians, Southerners, Arabs, Germans and Whites in general. At the same time Hollywood casts minorities in general, and Jews in particular, as persecuted "good guys". One statistic is surprising. Hoffman says, "During the entire 12 years of Hitler's dictatorship, exactly three anti-Jewish-movies were produced. In our time, three anti-German, anti-White, anti-Christian or anti-Arab films are sometimes in production every week!" He says that these movies and TV productions constitute a a form of psychological warfare.
As evidence for deliberate protection of Jewish interests, he cites former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaking to a group of top media executives, telling them that television coverage of Israeli atrocities must be banned.(4) Added to this was former New York City Mayor Edward Koch (also Jewish) urging censorship of TV news to protect Israeli army war criminals from exposure.(5) Hoffman says that 63% of Jews in Israel believe that TV reports or pictures depicting Israeli Army atrocities against Palestinians should be banned because they harm Israel's Image.(6) He says, "Don't hold your breath waiting to see any docudramas on TV about the thousands of Palestinian women and children who were murdered by the Israeli air force in August of 1982, when clearly marked schools and hospitals in Beirut were deliberately bombed by Israeli pilots. Don't expect to see any films on TV about Zionist 'JDL' bombings in America, or about 'religious fanatics' like Rabbi Yitzhak Ginzburg who preach that the blood of a non-Jew is not equal to the blood of a Jew."(7)
(4) "L.A. Times", Mar. 30, 1988.
(5) "L.A. Times", Mar. 16, 1988, p. 9.
(6) "Canadian Jewish News", Mar. 15, 1990, p. 8.
(7) This unadulterated racism and bigotry come from the Jewish TALMUD which SMYRNA has cited many times.
Harking back to the title of his article, Hoffman states:
"How alien Hollywood's twisted, malevolent mirror has been allowed to become our most important image of ourselves, is indeed one of the more 'Amazing Stories' in the history of psychological warfare. As we internalize the slime Hollywood's script writers pour upon us, we become mentally colonized people...sitting passively while our nation is taken from us, too cowed by media approbrium to defend our heritage."
(8) Both articles by Hoffman may be purchased from Wisell whose address is in previous footnote.
One of the wonders of modern Church history is that the TALMUD has remained so hidden from the rank and file. Parts of it should have been continuously taught to Christians so they would be aware of not only its absurdities, but also its horrible anti-Christ contents. Some of it is so blasphemous and sexually perverse that one wonders why any Christians at all could believe that the Jews are God's chosen people. Truly, John Strugnell, former chief editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls, was correct when he said that Judaism is "a horrible religion...[which] has survived when it should have disappeared." He said the only solution for Judaism "is mass conversion."(9) Thats also what Martin Luther thought way back in the 1500's, for which he is now being "disowned" by liberal Lutherans.
(9) "Newsweek", Dec 24, 1990, P. 57
SMYRNA will reference parts of the Talmud not only from Hoffman's tract, but from Pranaitis' work.(10) Keep in mind that even though we cite references that are correct, contemporary propagandists will do their best to discredit them and us. Know also that non-Jews who study the Talmud are under sentence of death.
(10) B. Pranaitis, The Talmud Unmasked, St. Petersburg Printing Office of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1892.
If a heathen (Gentile) hits a Jew he must be killed. Hitting a Jew is the same as hitting God (Sanhedrin 58b, p. 398).
All Gentile children are animals (Yebamoth 98a, pp. 670-671).
Gentiles prefer sex with cows (Abodah Zarah 22a-22b, pp. 113-114).
No rabbi can ever go to hell (Hagigah 27a, p. 171).
No one can be a true Jewish scholar unless he takes vengeance on his enemies (Yoma 22b-23a, p. 103).
When a Jew murders a Gentile ("Cuthean") there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a Gentile he may keep (Sanhedrin 57a, p. 388).
Jews may use lies ("subterfuges") to circumvent a Gentile. (Baba Kamma 113a, p. 664).
Jesus was executed because he practiced sorcery (Sanhedrin 43a, p. 281).
Those who read the New Testament will have no portion in the world to come (Sanhedrin 90a, p. 680).
Jews must burn the books of the Christian, i.e., the New Testament (Shabbath 116a, p. 569).
Jesus is being boiled in hot excrement (Gittin 57a, p. 261).
A Jew, by the fact that he belongs to the chosen people and is circumcised, possesses so great a dignity that no one, not even an angel, can share equality with him (Chullin, 91b). In fact, he is considered almost the equal of God. "He who strikes an Israelite" says Rabbi Chanina "acts as if he slaps the face of God's Divine Majesty." (Sanhedrin, 58b)
The ancient serpent in the Garden of Eden seduced Eve and all of the idolatrous people of the earth are the children of that union (Zohar I, 28b). [SMYRNA: Keep in mind that all non-Jews are idolaters. Remember the Seven Noahide Laws?]
The above excerpts from the Talmud are a minute part of the whole, the total being like a small set of encyclopedia. Not all who claim to be Jews adhere to the Talmud, at least not strictly. But how are we to know who is secretly committed to it, at least in principle? This has been a problem throughout the centuries. Remember too that Judaism is not, we repeat not, the religion of the Old Testament. It is easy to see why Jesus clashed head-on with the Jews of His time, and why they condemned Him. Shame on those Christians who are ignorant and/or careless about these matters.
We do not advocate mass conversion of the Jews or any other group by force, for that accomplishes nothing. We urge the following:
(1) That all Christians pray for Jewish individuals to be saved, and that we try to kindly demonstrate to them the truths of the cohesive Scriptures.
(2) That everyone, but especially Christians, be persistently taught the truth about Judaism and Zionism.
(3) That no one be guilty of hating Jews or of any action that would be inconsistent with Christian mercy. Christians must never use expediency for any reason, and of course vengeance against anyone is off limits. We must never practice a double standard as the Jewish religion and supporters do
We want to follow up on the subject matter of that article with additional information. We recently had access to a magazine called "Green Egg",(11) the official Journal of the Church of All Worlds, "...whose mission is to evolve a network of information, mythology and experience that provides a context and stimulus for reawakening Gaia, and reuniting her children through tribal community dedicated to responsible stewardship and evolving consciousness." In short, it is a self-described periodical of paganism.
(11) P.O. Box 1542, Ukiah, CA 95482.
Within its pages is artwork depicting paganism's symbols and beliefs. It is both antagonistic and friendly to Christianity, antagonistic when dealing with Christians' rejection of things pagan, and friendly when boasting about the new dialogue with certain (mad liberal) elements in the Christian community. See the drawing and its explanation on page 13.
The reason why we are connecting Westar Institute and this pagan magazine is because they both use the same liberal-leftist means to revise the New Testament. Westar Institute is a much better educated effort, however, than the pagan "Green Egg", in terms of knowledge, expression and writing skills. The pagans are probably using the research of "scholars" who may or may not be associated with Westar, or, perhaps there are New Testament revisionists who are pagans, or, all of the above. The point is that all of the revisionist enemies of the New Testament possess one commonality - they use highly subjective, assumptive methods in their work. They are categorically the same as the evolutionists. Their first premise is that God did not create the earth ex nihilo, that He has not performed miracles as recorded in the Bible, and that the Bible as we have it is not an accurate communication from Him. Therefore, they must invent plausible hypotheses to explain their beliefs and secure a wide forum from which to propagandize.(12) Their efforts remind this writer of a sociology class he had in college. He wasn't doing so well until he discovered that lots and lots of verbiage was the key to impressing his professor. Almost any idea can be sold if it is dressed in high sounding terminology, especially if the speaker or writer has several degrees that follow his name. We must, consequently, hurry on lest we be guilty of that subterfuge.
(12) The following levity is both unsoholarly and unchantable, but we can't resist it. Have you noticed that the middle part of the word "propaganda" is the word "pagan"? Scoffers don't hesitate to remind us that God spelled backward is dog. [Also "USA" is right in the middle of "JERUSALEM"!! -BeWISE]
In the "Green Egg", the Rev. Michael Dowd, pastor of a United Church of Christ in Michigan, asks: "Is it possible to be both Pagan and Christian? Yes! It may even be essential for Gaia's healing..." Gaia is mother earth to the New Age ecologists. "Christo-Pagan" pastor Dowd explains, "What...empowers a growing number of us to be unashamedly Christo-Pagan is the current scientific understanding of ourselves as an integral part of an organic, evolving Universe." Dowd is "a deep ecologist and 'geologian'", pastor of a United Church of Christ in Michigan. Did you catch that "geologian" thing? Since "mother earth" is the goddess of many, we guess that "geologian" replaces "theologian" for this Reverend. We've come a long way, baby!
Make no mistake about the intentions of the pagans. The "Green Egg" states: "Rebelling against the propaganda, brutalities, and tactics of the 'Militaristic Church,' we seek to destroy these institutions of repression. But we know this is as wrong as the actions of our oppressors."
The tools used by the Westar Institute to revise the New Testament and cited by the pagans include the so-called Gospel of Thomas discovered in Egypt in 1945, the Gnostic Gospels, and the Nag Hammadi manuscripts. These, along with the invented Q1 and Q2 documents form the backbone of the mindless, destructive bent of anti-orthodox revisionists.
The average Christian today knows nothing of the efforts since the early 1800's to destroy the credibility of the Bible. First it was "higher criticism" and the authorship of the Pentateuch (1st 5 books of O.T.), and now it is the search for the historical Jesus. Most Christians have left it up to their pastors to learn these things, and the pastors either don't know or have majored on the emotional lives of their people. Consequently, I Pet. 3:15 has been grossly neglected and the pagans are taking over. More on Bible revisionism next issue. Don 't miss it!
John Kotmair is the founder of Save-A-Patriot Fellowship in Westminster, Maryland that assists people with tax matters and publishes a newsletter called "Reasonable Action". It is an above-board organization that has invited the IRS to visit its offices and observe what goes on. Instead, the IRS opted for the sensational, destructive tactic of raiding the office and confiscating computers, printers, fax machines, files, etc., while simultaneously terrorizing Nancy at home by breaking her door down and holding her hostage for several hours.
Save-A-Patriot (SAP) has instituted several lawsuits as a result of the IRS action. It would be well for all of us to telephone our Congressional reps and demand an inquiry into such IRS behavior. Or, we can "Ho, hum!" our way through life. Which is YOUR choice?
Thorns and snares are in the way of the toward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. - Proverbs 22:5
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. - Proverbs 22:10