IN THIS ISSUE
NEW WORLD RELIGION
“Come, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot
who is sitting upon many waters, with whom the kings of
the earth committed fornication; indeed those
living who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine
of her immorality. Then he carried me away in the Spirit
into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet
beast that was full of blasphemous names and had
seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in
purple and scarlet, and glittered with gold, precious stones
and pearls; and in her hand she had a golden
cup full of abominable, repulsive things and the
filth of her immorality; and on her forehead there was
inscribed a name with a mysterious meaning,
BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
“I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the
set-apart people of God with the blood of the witnesses of
Y’shua. And when I saw her, I was utterly astounded
and wondered deeply. And the messenger said to me, “Why do
you wonder? I will tell you the meaning of the
mystery of the woman .... And he said to me, The waters
which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples,
multitudes, nations and languages. The ten horns which you
saw, along with the beast, will hate the harlot. They will
bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her
flesh and will burn her up with fire, for God has put it
into their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common
purpose, and by surrendering their sovereignty to the beast,
until the words of God are fulfilled. The woman you saw is
that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
(Revelation 17:1-7, 15-18)
Mystery Babylon, "the mother of harlots," in Revelation 17,
is a symbolic description of an age-long religious system.
It began at the original Babylon (Babel) during the time of
Nimrod, the rebellious great-grandson of Noah who built the
famous Tower. Nimrod wanted to establish Babel as the
capital of the rapidly growing tribes of Noah's grandsons.
Nimrod and his wife, Semiramis, developed a religion that
was opposed to the truth revealed to Enoch, Methuselah,
Lamech and Noah by Yahweh, the Almighty Creator.
The religion of Nimrod was based on astrology and occultism.
Semiramis became a high priestess, and later, "the Queen of
Heaven." Nimrod became a the Sun-god, and their child,
Tammuz was proclaimed to be the promised Seed, the Messiah.
“And they said, ‘Come, let us build for ourselves a city,
and a tower whose top is in heaven, and let us
make for ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the
face of the whole earth’.” (Genesis
The result was that God destroyed the tower, confused the
people's language, and scattered them all over the world.
And wherever they went, the tribes took the Babylonian
mystery religion with them - the cult of the Queen of Heaven
and the Sun-god. The Queen of Heaven became identified with
Venus, and was otherwise called Aphrodite, Eostre, Ashtoreth,
and other names in various languages. The male-child Tummuz
was called by names such as Baal, Horus, and Eros.
As the Revelation 17 passage says, Mystery Babylon sat upon
the nations. She controlled them through her occultic powers
and religious superstitions. At the end of the age, this
Babylonian religion will be very powerful, and will be
associated with the Antichrist and his confederation - the
7-headed, 10-horned beast described in this same prophecy.
The NEW WORLD RELIGION that we see developing today,
actually, is not new at all. It is the old Mystery Babylon.
It is new only in that it will be a unification of all
religions that are opposed to, or not loyal to, “the Way,
the Truth and the Life” - ie, the Truth of Yahweh, the Great
I AM, who has ...
“ ... in these last days He has spoken to us by His
Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom
also He made the ages and the universe.” (Hebrews 1:2)
For years preachers have warned us about the dangers of the
ecumenical movement, and of the large organizations that are
creating a new world order, including a one-world religion.
We were warned of the dangers of leftist, socialist and
communist groups, and of the conspiracies they were a part
of. Very few people took much notice of them, as they did
not see any immediate danger. They thought such groups
would never gain enough momentum to take over the world.
However, the picture has changed. Mystery Babylon is in the
saddle of the Beast today, and she is drunk with the blood
Around the world Christians are being persecuted for their
faith, in at least 60 countries, and every year, about
160,000 Christians are killed because they are Christians.
They are being slaughtered by Mystery Babylon and her
To many well-meaning people, a one-world religion seems to
be the answer to the atrocities perpetrated by religions in
the name of "God." The way to unite the world is to forge a
"spiritual consensus." Extract the "truth" from each
religion, arrive at the "sum total of spiritual truth," and
make this the new spirituality for the New Age. In view of
this "totality of truth" all people and nations will be
expected to sink their differences, and respect the "new
Now to get some idea of how all this is progressing, and of
the dangers we face, let's look back at a few recent
THE WORLD PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS
At the 1993 World Parliament of
Religions held in Chicago, a religious proposal was
presented called the “Declaration
of Global Ethic,” formulated by a Swiss liberal,
one-world theologian, Hans Kung. This “Ethic” embraces the
monist theory which says that “the 21st century will bring
about the end of the Christian interlude.” The WPR also
proposed to establish a One World Religion by the year
2,000. (This of course, was a premature goal, and has not
THE 4th PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS ~
In 1995, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev came to
San Francisco, bought a big building near the Golden Gate
Bridge, and announced a meeting, called the ...
THE STATE OF THE WORLD FORUM
Gorbachev sent invitations to 500 elite politicians,
economists, and leaders in the leftist culture. Those who
attended paid Gorbachev $5,000 each to hear what he had to
say. Here is a partial listing of the best known and most
George Bush Sr., Al Gore, Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, Colin
Powell, Shimon Peres, Mario Cuomo, Ted Koppel, George
Mitchell (former Democrat Senate Majority Leader), Zbigniew
Brzezinkski (Trilateral Commission Director), Shirley
MacLaine, Tich Nhat Hanh (Buddhist monk), George Schulz
(former Secretary of State), David Packard (billionaire),
Maurice Strong (New Age leader), Desmond Tutu (Archbishop,
Africa), Deepak Chopra (New Age doctor), John Naisbett
This list does not include
141 heads of state, and 59 former heads of state.
What was the purpose of this 5-day forum? In Gorbachev’s
words, it was “to launch the
Transition to a New Civilization.”
The term “New Civilization”
is slowly replacing the old term “New World Order.” The
McAlvany Intelligence Advisor summed it up like this:
“The main goal of this inaugural event was to work toward a
synthesis and merger of the Socialist New Left (and their
philosophies) with leaders of Eastern and New Age religions
(and their philosophies). Evil politics mixed with a
A report from the meeting told of the uniting of these
ultra-liberal, powerful, well-financed men and women, and
the plan for their new
civilization which is designed to produce a new
people and a global government run by them.
One of the real dangers to Christianity (as called for in
this new civilization) will be the
outlawing of all religions that do not accept the equal
validity of all other religions.
Any person in any religion who refuses to accept this new
civilization and its philosophies will be “eliminated.” They
have not yet said how they plan to do this.
As well as the destruction of non-conformists, the
"new civilization" program calls for the removal of about
nine-tenths of the world's population, on environmental
Ted Turner was quoted some time back as saying: “Right now
there are way too many people on the planet; we need to cut
the world’s population from the current 6 billion to no more
than 250 to 350 million.”
Radical environmentalist Sam Keen was at the Global Forum,
and in a speech said: “The ecological crisis, in short, is
the population crisis. Cut the population by 90%, and there
aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of harm to the
environment.” He drew loud applause, indicating that the big
reduction in the population is the goal of the
intelligentsia of the New Civilization.
At the forum it was suggested that Christianity
must be replaced with a more “inclusive” religion. Coupled
with this would be the ending of all national sovereignty.
America would become just another unit of the global
Speakers described Christian beliefs as “crumbled,”
“decayed,” and “exhausted.” Something must be found to
replace them. Christianity’s "one-God" concept would have to
be given to leaders of Eastern religions.
Al Gore can go along with this. In his book,
“Earth in the Balance: Ecology and
the Human Spirit,”
Gore says: “Our religious heritage is based on
a single earth goddess who
is assumed to be the fountain of all life.” That “earth
goddess” was, of course, GAIA,
the ancient Babylonian earth-goddess; and her satanic
number, I am told, was 666. Gore totally rejects the Genesis
account of creation. He writes: “Creation is god, nature in
its fullness is god.” In his book he also says that those
who believe in the Second Coming of Jesus are “heretical.”
Now in all this we have the skeleton framework of the coming
Antichrist and the False Prophet, the mandatory world
religion and obedience to a global, Christless dictatorship.
Zbigniew Brzezynski suggested that scientists formulate some
kind of a substitute religion. He said, “Science needs to
develop an ethical code
so that we do not get entangled in paradoxical
fundamentalism (ie., narrow cults, ethnicity, national or
THE UNITED RELIGIONS
The prestigious San Francisco Chronicle reported that
liberal Stanford University on June
23 1997, hosted one of the most radical gatherings in
the history of the U.S. There were at least two hundred
"Christians" and non-Christians assembled, including
Catholics, neo-Evangelicals, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews,
Sikhs, Hindus, and Bahai’s. And many more.
purpose of the meeting
was to lay the foundation for the establishment of
“The United Religions”
which they plan to formally open in San Francisco, on
June 26, 2000.
The meeting was called and presided over by a leftist
Episcopalian priest, William Swing of San Francisco. Swing
started his groundwork for the United Religions (UR) in 1993
when he undertook a world tour to confer with leaders of all
faiths, non-Christian and otherwise - the same thing as the
Pope has been doing for many years.
Swing told the Chronicle that his conversations with
all those groups “... provided me with new spiritual
insights. I feel I have been enormously enriched inwardly by
spending a lot of time praying with Brahmins, meditating
with Hindus, or being silent or chanting with Buddhists.
I’ve gone back and read our own scriptures, and it’s amazing
how they begin to read differently when you’re exposed to
more truth from more people in other parts of the world.”
"But the (Holy) Spirit explicitly says that in latter times
some will turn away from the faith, paying attention to
deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in
hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared as with a hot
(1 Timothy 4:1, 2)
THE TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING
The United Nations has an organization called
“The Temple of Understanding,” a group sailing under
the guise of “religion,” and conducting what they call
“Spiritual Summit Conferences”
in conjunction with the U.N.’s political summits.
The U.N. will eventually develop into the one-world
government under the power of the Antichrist. A part of the
New World Order will be a
A spokeswoman for the UR told the prestigious magazine,
The New American, that Bishop Swing and his assistants
have held “regional conferences” across the world in
conjunction with U.N.’s “Temple of Understanding.”
Antichrist will Co-operate with all Religions
The Antichrist will be what the title implies - anti-God.
However, in the beginning he will not be anti-religion,
because the majority of the world belongs to a major
religion, or has connections to one. If at his appearance he
were to ban all religions, there would be such an uprising
that he would not be able to carry out his satanic agenda.
Therefore, he will go hand-in-hand with the United Religions
to get their religious and financial backing. Once he has
that, and his program is totally solidified, he will turn on
the united world religion, and destroy it.
Former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Robert Muller, (now
chancellor of the University of Peace in Costa Rica), is
quoted as saying: “If Christ came
back to earth, his first visit would be to the United
Nations to see if his dream of human oneness and brotherhood
had come true.”
Muller advised the United Religions, “Peace will be
impossible without the taming of
fundamentalism through a United Religions that
professes faithfulness only to the
global spirituality and to the health of the
planet.” - from The Christian Beacon
Hans Kung's "Global Ethic,"
as well as Gorbachev’s proposed
“Earth Charter,” and Swing’s
“United Religions” all
provide an illustration of “monism,” the world view that
says the cosmos itself is divine and so are we. If they had
a golden text it would be, “All is one and one is all, and
we are all a part of a pantheistic collective.” Monism is
exactly the opposite of the Christian “theist” view which
declares that God is the Creator of all things and that He
alone is divine, as is not the case of that which He
These men - Gorbachev, Swing, and the betrayers of the
Reformation - are, by their ecumenical endeavors, laying the
groundwork for a world religion that God will soon destroy,
casting it all into the Lake of Fire, along with the
Antichrist and his partner, the False Prophet. See
Revelation 20:10 ...
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of
fire and brimstone, where the beast (Antichrist) and false
prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever
CATHOLICISM AND ISLAM
Both Catholicism and Islam want the upper hand in world
religious affairs, and neither are willing to yield to the
other. Neither can succeed in conquering the world while
opposing the other - as they have been for more than 1,000
years. But now, a new united strategy could give them a
chance of gaining hegemony over most of the religions, and
nations, of the world.
This seems to be the strategy behind the meeting of the Pope
and the President of Iran, recently. (See next item).
THE VATICAN AND IRAN TO BUILD ON "COMMON GROUND"
Last March (1999), the President of Iran, (Mohammed Khatami),
went to the Vatican for a special meeting with the Pope. The
two have for some time been seeking better relations between
Islam and Christianity. After the secret talks, the Iranian
president said he had hopes for what he called “the final
victory of monotheism
(the belief that there is only one God), morality,
peace and reconciliation. He stated, “There is enough
common ground among all the
world’s divine religions to build on.”
Yes, it is necessary to believe in one God. But is that all
that is necessary? All must believe that God sent His son
to be the Saviour of the world, that He was crucified for
the sins of the world, and rose again from the dead. And now
God commands all men to repent, confess and to believe in
His Son, to be born again.
The ground is level at the foot of the cross. All, Muslims,
Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics, Christians and ALL
others, rich and poor, learned and unlearned, king and
subject, must come into the kingdom of God through the Lord
Sure, all religions have some good points and common grounds
here and there. But “common grounds” will not suffice alone.
There is a vast difference between “unity” and “union.” We
may, in some cases, agree with some religions on common
grounds of moral beliefs, etc., but the focal point must be
Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the cross.
“Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be
You will note that the neo-evangelicals, along with the
leaders of all anti-Christian religions, as well as the
liberal and leftist politicians, keep the road hot running
to the Vatican. The Pope is the world’s most powerful
religious leader, both in wealth and subtlety.
- The Voice
in the Wilderness / Dallas / June 99
It can be expected that John Paul II, or his successor, will
become the head of the united world religion.
Some prophecy commentators believe the Pope will become the
Antichrist, but that is
not likely, as the Antichrist (the Beast) destroys the world
church. Others identify the Pope - the head of Mystery
Babylon, the world religion - as
the False Prophet. In this case, he would need to
join the Beast and the 10- kingdom confederation in
destroying Mystery Babylon
(Rev 17:16). But the False Prophet will not be destroyed by the
Antichrist. He will be destroyed along with the Antichrist
at the end of the Tribulation.
It is more accurate, I believe, to see three characters
The First Beast
- Antichrist - arises "out of the sea" - the sea of gentile
nations. He becomes Head of the 10-nation Roman
Confederation, and then, from the middle of the
Tribulation, becomes the world dictator.
The False Prophet,
is the "second beast." He rises "out of the earth" (that
is, Israel, according to many prophecy scholars.) He becomes
the accomplice of the Antichrist from the middle of the
Both of these "beasts" are destroyed after Armageddon, when
Christ returns in power and great glory.
The Head of the World Mystery Babylon Religion.
He will be destroyed along with the composite religion, to
make way for the one world state religion of the Antichrist
"And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the
beast; and they worshipped the dragon, because he gave his
authority to the beast; and they worshipped the beast
saying, ‘Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war
JOHN PAUL AND THE ROMANIAN
In May 1999, Pope John Paul II and Romania’s Orthodox patriarch
and prayed together, seeking to put centuries of mistrust
and suspicion between their churches behind them.
Some 100,000 people filled Union Square in the heart of
Bucharest for the Orthodox service. Later in the day,
Patriarch Teoctist attended a Roman Catholic Mass before
John Paul returned to Rome.
John Paul’s trip was the first by a Roman pontiff to a
mainly Orthodox country since the Eastern church
definitively broke from Rome in the Great Schism of 1054.
The 84-year-old patriarch, wearing white robes and a
Byzantine miter, presided, while John Paul followed the
liturgy standing by the altar. The 78-year-old John Paul
leaned on his silver staff for support during the service,
but otherwise appeared to be bearing up well.
It was only the second time that John Paul
attended an Orthodox service as Pope. The first was during
a visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul in 1979.
- Intl. Herald Tribune / 10 May 99
And so the ecumenical bandwagon rolls on!
Following is another important report, concerning the Pope's
acknowledged supremacy. Here is a wonderful compromise!!
The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.
“The Gift of Authority” - A Controversial Document
POPE HAS OVERALL AUTHORITY”
The Pope was recognised as the overall authority in
the Christian world, by an Anglican and Roman Catholic
commission in May which described him as a
“gift to be received by all the
Disagreement about the extent of the Pope’s authority was
one of the main causes of the English Reformation in the
16th century, and has been a constant stumbling block to the
two Churches reuniting. However, the recent statement,
released at Lambeth Palace - which is not binding - accepted
that if a new united Church was created, it would be the
Bishop of Rome who would exercise a universal primacy.
Dr George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, admitted that
the text would be controversial, but called for a debate in
both the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches on its
findings. He said: “In a world torn apart by violence and
division, Christians need urgently to be able to speak with
a common voice, confident of the authority of the gospel of
The 43-page document, “The Gift of Authority,” has been
produced by the 18-member Anglican-Roman
Catholic International Commission, after five
years of debate. The commission concluded that the Bishop of
Rome had a “specific ministry concerning the discernment of
truth,” and accepted that only the Pope had the moral
authority to unite the various Christian denominations.
However, it did not go as far as to confirm the Pope’s
infallibility. Instead, it said: “This form of authoritative
teaching has no stronger guarantee from the Holy Spirit than
have the solemn definitions of ecumenical councils.” The
document does not specifically address the issues that
divide the two Churches, such as the place of the Virgin
Mary and women’s ministry.
In the new united Church, decisions would be made by
consensus through councils, not based solely on the opinion
of one man. The document remained ambiguous about what would
happen when no agreement could be reached. The document will
be discussed when the Primates of the Anglican Communion
meet the Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for
the first time in Toronto in May
The proposals are expected to shock many Anglicans,
particularly in the evangelical wing of the Church, which
remains wary of an extension of the Bishop of Rome’s
Mark Birchall, a member of the Church of England Evangelical
Council, said: “It speaks as if the Bishop of Rome has
always been on the side of the angels, while it is well
known that for several centuries past, the Bishop of Rome
was certainly not.”
Catholic traditionalists have also expressed concern about
the new emphasis on the authority
exercised by the entire Church at the expense of the Pope’s
infallibility. However, the authors of the document
called on people to study the work in its entirety before
judging it. The Rt. Rev Mark Santer, the Bishop of
Birmingham and co-chairman of the body, said: “This is a
serious piece of theological work and to understand our
conclusions you have to follow how we got there. One faith
was given by Christ and His apostles and what we are trying
to do is rediscover that one common faith.”
The Rt Rev Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Bishop of Arundel and
Brighton and the other co-chairman, added: “The primacy of
the Pope is a gift to be shared.” -
Oliver Poole / Daily Telegraph (UK) / 13 May 99
No thank you, Mr Bishop. No way! The only primacy we will accept,
is that of the Lord Jesus Christ!
“For the husband is the head of the wife, as
the Messiah is the Head of the
Ekklesia, the Body of which He is the Saviour.”
(EKKLESIA is the Greek word which is usually translated as
“church”. It means: the Body of Called-out Ones; the
Assembly - local and universal, comprised of all who have
been redeemed and brought into union with the Messiah. It is
also called the Bride of the Messiah (Christ).
CENTRE LAUNCHED IN GRIFFITH,
MEMBERS of seven religious faiths have joined forces to
establish a multi-faith centre at Griffith University which
they hope will be an example of peace and solidarity
throughout the world.
Leaders from the Buddhist, Bahai, Christian, Hindu, Jewish
and Muslim faiths, and indigenous elders, launched the
project last May, with a ground-breaking ceremony at the
University’s Nathan campus, where the centre will be built.
Money is currently being raised for the $2 million centre
with a $150,000 boost from Buddhist Master Hsing Ting
The donation, added to a previous donation of $100,000 from
the Amitabha Buddhist Association, should see the centre
well on its way.
Project chairman Uri Thermal said the importance of the
centre has already been recognised in Australia and
“Religion is often divisive and the cause of conflict, not
just in history, but right now - we need look no further
than the situation in Yugoslavia or in Timor,” he said.
“Here is a chance to bring all the religions together to
discover, through dialogue and learning, a common ground in
order to address the issues of out time.”
The centre will have areas dedicated to prayer, worship,
education and cultural activities as well as a common area
for interfaith dialogue and social interaction.
Courier-Mail / 18 May 99
not be yoked or bound together with unbelievers; for
what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what
fellowship has light with darkness?"
Pope Expands Religious Indulgence to
Celebrate “Holy Year” 2000
Holy Year” 2000"
For Roman Catholics, the year 2000 offers early salvation!
Pope John Paul II announced that throughout the Millennium
celebration, penitents who do a charitable deed or give up
cigarettes or alcohol for a day can
earn an “indulgence” that
will eliminate time in purgatory.
Indulgences are an ancient form of church-granted amnesty
that releases penitents from certain forms of punishment in
this life or the next.
The medieval church sold
indulgences, a practice that drove Martin Luther to
rebel, leading to the Reformation. They remain a source of
theological debate between Protestants and Catholics, and
since Vatican II, the Roman Catholic Church has played down
Some liberal Catholics are embarrassed by a practice that
seems to offer such a simplistic
shortcut to salvation. But church officials emphasize
that indulgences are linked to a sincere repentance and
are not a one-day expedient.
By restoring indulgences to so prominent a position, the
Pope is making penitence a theme
of the Millennium celebration. He is also reassuring
conservatives in the church, but by broadening the ways
believers can earn an indulgence, the Pope is also trying to
imbue indulgences with some of the ecumenical spirit he
wants to give the celebrations.
In a papal bull titled “Incarnationis Mysterium,”
(The Mystery of the Incarnation), John Paul formally
proclaimed 2000 a Holy Year,
and issued edicts that in many ways serve as a practical
guide to spiritual salvation during the period. He decreed
that the jubilee would begin on Christmas Day 1999 and end
on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2001.
In Catholic theology, souls in purgatory are purifying
themselves before their entry into heaven.
The Pope said sinners would be granted “plenary
indulgences,” a full pardon for
sins as opposed to a shortening of the time spent in
purgatory. He included personal acts of penitence or local
charity work as ways of earning an
Throughout the period, believers will be offered a wider
selection of ways to receive a plenary indulgence. They may
follow tradition and attend a mass in one of several
designated churches, and perform such devotions as the
rosary or the stations of the cross. Or, an appendix to the
Pope’s letter explains, they may visit the sick, the
imprisoned or the handicapped, or give to the poor.
Or they may choose an act of private sacrifice. As the
appendix, signed by Cardinal William Baum, a top Vatican
official, explained, “This would include abstaining for at
least one whole day from unnecessary consumption” (e.g.
from smoking, or alcohol, or fasting). The text points out
that sinners also must fulfil the “usual spiritual and
sacramental conditions” and say the
Times / 28 Nov 98
What outrageous, unscriptural edicts! This is Pope John
Paul II, dear friends - the very same Pope they want us to
recognize and accept as the universal, supreme head of the
And notice, according to these edicts, indulgences will
shorten a Catholic's time in purgatory! But
there is no such place as
purgatory! When a person dies he goes to either
heaven or hell.
To go to heaven a person must be
"born again"; and he can born again by simply
asking and trusting the Lord Jesus to be his personal
If he has not received Christ as his personal Saviour, a
person is lost and on the way to hell.
It's as simply as that!
That's the truth, my friends. But this simple Gospel truth
is not being preached by much of the so-called church
today. Many church leaders, Catholic and Protestant, want
us to reverse the Reformation, and return to the "mother
church." They want us to accept "the gift of papal primacy."
I will accept the John Paul as a true Christian leader ...
1 when he carries a Bible
with him and preaches the Gospel of the grace of God from
2 when he cancels the
dispensing of indulgences, and rejects the false teaching
3 when he accepts that
Christ died for our sins, once and for all at Calvary, and
quits trying to "offer up Christ" in the practice of the
(Hebrews 9:11-12, 24-28)
4 when he
stops calling my sister, Mary, by the abominable title of
"Queen of Heaven."
(see Jeremiah 44:17-26)
5 when he stops
kissing the feet of statues, and restores the second
command-ment to the Decalogue.
6 when he acknowledges
that Jesus Christ alone is the Head of the church.
7 when he
acknowledges that all true believers in Christ are "priests
INDULGENCES CAN NEVER SAVE !
How contrary papal indulgences are to the plain words of the
Holy Scriptures: Why; even God does not offer
indulgences to us for works that we do!! He forgives
completely on the basis of what the Lord Jesus has done for
us. The Bible says:
“For by grace you are saved
through faith; and
that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Not of works, lest any man
should boast.” (Ephesians
Titus 3:5 emphasizes the exclusiveness of His grace, even
rejecting 'works of righteousness' . . .
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to His mercy He saved us,
by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy
If we received forgiveness through our own good works, then
Christ has not truly saved us; our salvation would be
dependent upon our own “help.” Such teaching is “another
MAY GOD RAISE UP MANY ELIJAHS
TO CHALLENGE THE PROPHETS OF BAAL TODAY !
"Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed
earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the
land for three years and six months. Then he prayed again
and the heavens gave rain and the earth produced its fruit."
"If Yahweh the LORD is God, follow
Him; but if Baal, follow him!"
(1 Kings 18:21)
My reader, we are living in the days of the Apostasy
(2 Thessalonians 2:4).
Christian leaders are compromising, and many are selling out
to Mystery Babylon.
While so many of our brothers and sisters in Christ, and
their little ones are starving, and being persecuted and
butchered, many of us who call ourselves believers, have
become comfortable, careless and carnal !
And while so many of our countrymen are on a roller-coaster
ride to eternal hell, many of us "believers" glibly reply,
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
Where is our earlier commitment to follow in the steps of
the Master? Where's our discipleship today, dear friends?
Where is our obedience? Where's our consuming love and
loyalty for the Name of our Master? It is the last hour;
Antichrist and the Abomination of the Earth is coming! And
our Master asks us ...
"Can you not watch with me for one hour?"
(1 John 2:18. Matthew 26:40)
"When the Son of Man comes, will He find faithfulness
on the earth?"
It is estimated that every year,
160,000 Christians are martyred for their faith,
In more than 60 countries, Christians are harassed,
abused, arrested, tortured, or executed
specifically because of their faith.
200,000,000 Christians throughout the world
live in daily fear of secret police, vigilantes,
or state repression and discrimination.
Persecutions of Christians around the world are escalating,
as is religious strife among non-Christian religions. At the
turn of the century, the Christian population of
Turkey was 32%. Today it is
only 2%. This is due to the restrictions of the Muslim
dominated government which has now rescinded the fight of
Turkish Christians to free religious practices. The
distribution of Bibles is punishable, churches may not be
renovated and many have been seized far use as theatres,
police stations etc.
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BHUTAN OPENS UP TO
TV AND INTERNET
1999. BHUTAN is a devoutly Buddhist kingdom in the
Himalayas, situated between Assam and Tibet. Few outsiders
ever see this land. Foreign tourists were banned until 1974,
and still they
are allowed in
6,000 last year was a record.
For centuries, Bhutan has resisted the outside
Himalayan Buddhist kingdom -
Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh - has
been absorbed into China or India, but
has refused to let the
world in, as a means of national
survival. Both world wars
passed virtually unnoticed by its farmers, monks and
yak herders. But as
the new millennium approaches, one
of the last places on
Earth virtually untouched
by the Information Age, is wiring up.
The government has now allowed television for the first
time, and it
launch its own Internet server, connecting the Land of the
Thunder Dragon to the Cyber world. “The whole world is
getting smaller, and we need to be part of
global village,” said Foreign Minister Jigmi Thinley, the
head of the
Bhutanese government. “But how to
do it while maintaining our traditions is a challenge.”
Change has always been greeted sceptically here. Television
was outlawed in order to
ward off foreign influences and to
insulate Bhutan’s ancient customs and deeply religious way
of life. But changes are suddenly
hundreds of satellite
sprouted on roofs and in backyards. Living rooms across the
are being rearranged to face the new family television set.
Bhutan is preparing
a social and cultural
“If we were to record the language pattern, interests, sense
fashions and behaviour of our children now and repeat it
later, we will see a dramatic difference,” noted
recent editorial in
Bhutan’s only newspaper.
of Bhutan’s 600,000 people
died from AIDS,
almost no crime here. The military
5,000 lightly armed
with almost nothing to do.
many worry that all
this will change now that the
television sets are
plugging in. “Our culture,
our religion, our distinctive-ness may all suffer,” says
Dodo Tshering, 48, who runs a guest house in Punakha,
central Bhutan. “Having all these television
introduction of television and
the Internet are the latest
steps in a long-term program to modernize Bhutan that began
in the early 1960s with the current king’s father. At that
time, Bhutan had no hospitals, electricity, running
water, roads, schools, telephones,
Today, Bhutan is still poor, but developing steadily:
capita gross domestic product is
$520 - twice what it
was a decade ago - and
literacy rate has
most children attending school.
Meanwhile, foreign aid has helped build hospitals, roads and
a $48 million digital phone system.
Much of the development has been pushed by King
Singye Wangchuk, 43, a
British-educated National Basketball Association fanatic
who assumed the throne when his father died.
Majesty, as he is known
here, has promoted democracy, largely by giving away his
power. Last year the king turned over day-to-day control of
government to an elected council. More remarkably, he
gave the National Assembly the right to dethrone him with
king, who has four wives, all sisters, also
dispensed with many of the
traditional court rules: His subjects are now allowed to
look him directly in the eye, and they no longer have to bow
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Pray that Bhutan will open up to the Gospel!
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