Saturday, June 27, 2009

Patrick Heron: The Return of the Antichrist and the New World Order


27 JUNE 2009: This entry will be a recurring one as I progress through my reading of Patrick Heron's new book. If written to the same level of Biblical scholarship as his last book (The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse), which is something I am already quite predisposed and certain about, this one is likely to be another genuine page-turner filled with insights most teachers have not taught much less been aware of.

What follows in this first posting are the Introduction to the book and it's Table of Contents. Subsequent material from the book or in support of the book will appear after --- symbols in the text as posted.

The Return of the Antichrist - Introduction

It is almost universally agreed by commentators that we are in what is called the Last Days. Because of this, speculation is mounting as to who the Antichrist might be? Down through history, many have been portrayed as this evil leader who is to come and plunge the world into a bloody Apocalypse. From Caesar to Nero and the early Popes, and more recently Stalin and Hitler and even American Presidents, all have been labelled as he. Indeed, many evangelical Christians are convinced that the present leader of the United States is, without doubt, the dreaded Antichrist. However, all of these speculators and commentators have one thing in common. They are all wrong. For the name of the Antichrist, his present abode, and when he will emerge onto the world-stage, is all hidden in plain sight in the text of the Book of Revelation.

The word ‘antichrist’ appears only four times in the whole of scripture; in John’s epistles. The definite article ‘the’ accompanies it only twice. So the words ‘the Antichrist’ are only found twice in all of the Bible. He does have other names such as ‘son of perdition’ and ‘the lawless one,’ but these are merely nominal. The reason there is so much confusion over his identity and activities is because most of the commentators and writers on this topic fail to go to the one source we can trust above all else for answers: Holy Writ. Therefore, can we know for certain who the real Antichrist is, or is this information simply not available to us?

In the Book of Revelation, this man is never referred to as the Antichrist. In this book he is called by one name and one name only; ‘the Beast from the Abyss.’ How many times is he described as the Beast from the Abyss in Revelation? No less than thirty five times. That is correct. Thirty five. In fact to give him his full title he is called, ‘the Beast who ascends from the Abyss having seven heads and ten horns.’ How often have prophecy teachers and End Times writers called him by this title and explained its meaning? Practically none. But this is about to change.

This book is the first in-depth study of all aspects of the man that John the Revelator terms, the Beast from the Abyss. In this volume I will be documenting, from scripture:

•What his name is
•Where he comes from
•Where he is at this moment
•When he will appear
•What the seven heads are
•What the ten horns represent
•His association with the USA in prophecy
•His demise and final doom

As new born babes in Christ we are encouraged to take the milk of the Word, that we may grow thereby. This book is meat. Strong meat. You will be taken on an excursion behind the veil of the Apocalypse to glimpse secrets that have been hidden from scholars for centuries. It is because we are in the End Times, that these mysteries are now being revealed. This book is dedicated to the Most High God and His Son, Christ Jesus.

The Return of the Antichrist - Table of Contents

•Chapter 1 Will the Real Antichrist Please Stand Up?
•Chapter 2 The Delusion and the Lie
•Chapter 3 Imam al- Mahdi and the False Prophet
•Chapter 4 The Spirits in Prison of 1 Peter 3:19
•Chapter 5 Human Men versus Spirit Men
•Chapter 6 Locusts, Scorpions and the Bottomless Pit
•Chapter 7 The Antichrist Revealed and Named
•Chapter 8 Uncovered: The Seven Heads and Ten Horns
•Chapter 9 Ten Super Nation States of the New World Order
•Chapter 10 Apocalypse Soon
•Chapter 11 Babylon the Prostitute Exposed and Identified
•Chapter 12 The Unwise Virgins of Revelation
•Chapter 13 Enoch, the Watchers and the Occult
•Chapter 14 Azazel and the Post Flood Nephilim
•Chapter 15 War in Heaven: Earth Invaded
•Chapter 16 Deceiving Spirits in the Church
•Chapter 17 50 Prophecies of the Antichrist
•Chapter 18 The Mystery and the Princes of Darkness
•Chapter 19 Isaiah’s Sign and Witness of the Great Pyramid
•Chapter 20 Ancient Monuments and Nephilim Builders
•Chapter 21 Three Plagues of Fire, Smoke and Brimstone
•Epilogue And the Good News Is?
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In this book, as in his previous "Nephilim & Pyramid of the Apocalypse," Heron has established the "ground rules" for this work. Those "rules" which I will paraphrase are as follows:

1. We should allow the Word to speak for itself. Patrick Heron believes that most of the Bible is plain and simple and easy to understand and is to be taken literally for the most part. Even parables have a literal interpretation.

2. Where figures of speech are used they will be identified and their literal meaning will be sought out.

3. Rather than looking to events in the secular world of current affairs and drawing conclusions from that, this book will go to the fountain of truth, the Word of God, and we will inform ourselves of this man [antichrist] from that hallowed source.

4. One does not need be a learned person to understand the Bible. Jesus told us to beware of the Doctors of Law and Scribes and other scholarly religious people who always like to point out how well educated they are, and how many degrees and doctorates they possess. A cursory reading of the Gospels will show that these same types of people were those who challenged the Messiah, tried to trip him up, organized his betrayal and kangaroo court, and planned his torture and eventual murder.

5. It is better that we all come as children [to a new subject] and allow that we might learn something fresh from Holy Writ, the inerrant truth of God. From this none of us should be afraid to change our theology on a subject if a plain truth is staring us in the face.

Heron then quotes Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20, Luke 4:16-21, Isaiah 61:2, 2 Timothy 2:15.

Heron then begins the topic on the man of sin in earnest by going directly to what Paul says in 2Thessalonians 2.

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There is some basic material that is required of the reader to understand. That basic material is contained in Genesis 6 and revolves around the fallen angelic host who did not keep to their own estate and interbred with human women producing a hybrid race called the Nephilim.

I am going to pause from the book to explain a few things before proceeding again.

After Moses brought the Hebrews out of Egypt, YHWH God then gave Moses the Commandments by which obedience to Him would be achieved.


God intoduced Himself to the Israelites and issued His first and foremost Law: "I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before me." ( Exodus 20:3,Deuteronomy 5:7, Judges 6:10, Hosea 13:4 )

"Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;" ( Deuteronomy 11:16, 28:14, Joshua 23:7, Jeremiah 25:6 )

"And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth." ( Exodus 23:13, Joshua 23:7 )

The Word of God is replete with such admonitions regarding the very real "other gods." This is undeniable.

So what other gods is YHWH God referring to? Are these the small "g" gods of myth, the small "g" gods of ancient Sumeria, Babylon, Nimrod, Urartu, Egypt and then of Greece and Rome? Are these "gods" the spirits/demons known to indwell men and decieve other men into thinking that are God incarnate? Is this not the exact same thing Revelation tells us the antichrist will do during Daniel's 70th Week? To be frank, I think this is exactly what is going to happen. The Word of God, particularly the Book of Revelation specifically tells us these things are in fact a fact, that they will happen during Daniel's 70th Week. As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Why the Left Is Not Right

13 June 2009: The following article was originally web published on June 9 and is one of the most absolute truth-telling resonating and profound politically-oriented and truly Christian articles that I have read in some time. Jan Markell is a brilliant sister in the Lord Jesus Christ. Olive Tree Ministries is now added to the links section of Eschatology Today.

Why the Left Is Not Right

Jan Markell
By Jan Markell

I have major issues with what is known as the religious Left. Some people object and feel that their social gospel efforts are needed so I should keep quiet. But the underlying issues are so troubling that I really cannot stay silent. So here goes.

This past weekend I was joined on air by Dr. David Noebel from Summit Ministries. He is just as troubled by this movement also known as "evangelical progressivism" or "the evangelical Left." But there is nothing about them that rings of evangelicalism. That word has been destroyed in the 21st century.

Some who fit into the mold of the religious Left include Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo, most all Emergent Church leaders including Brian McLaren, the National and World Council of Churches, and others too lengthy to list. I will focus on primarily one - Jim Wallis. He is the most troubling because he is Barack Obama's "spiritual advisor."

Jim Wallis is an admitted Socialist and Communist. How's that for being very up front with you? He was a part of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in the 1960s. That organization was always in a rampage and assaulted the police with their Communist agenda.

Dr. Noebel has written a brilliant article about Jim Wallis in World Net Daily. He says,
"Wallis and his Sojourners' community of fellow travelers believe Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and the other revolutionary forces are the Communist paradises the U.S. needs to emulate in order to establish 'social justice.' Wallis, together with Jeremiah Wright, rallied support for the Communist Nicaraguan regime and protested actions by the U.S. which supported the anti-Communist Contra rebels."
Ronald Nash writes in his book, Why the Left Is Not Right,
"Over the years, Wallis has been pro-Vietcong and he gloried in America's defeat in Vietnam. He said, 'I don't know how else to express the quiet emotion that rushed through me when the news reports showed that the United States had finally been defeated n Vietnam.'" He also said nothing about the bloodbath that ensued in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Nash concludes, "For Wallis, a good Christian is someone who is pro-Communist and pro-Socialist."
Jim Wallis gets standing ovations at Christian colleges, seminaries, and some churches. He got one at my school, Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. In recent days, he spoke at Denver Seminary. He does not share spiritual values at these destinations; rather, he encourages his audience to drop the typical conservative issues of abortion and same-sex marriage and embrace poverty, AIDS, and global warming (even though it was 27 degrees just north of the Twin Cities this past weekend!)

Mark Tooley, President of the Washington-based Institute on Religion & Democracy says,
"Clearly (these clergy) are a part of an evangelical Left crowd who are strategically attempting to shift evangelicals away from conservative social issues to liberal economic and foreign policy issues..."
Tooley rightfully argues that this so-called evangelical Left is...
"indistinguishable from the secular Left. Christians of all traditions are called to transform the culture - not conform to it. But the evangelical Left repeats arguments from The New York Times' editorial page and seems to think such cultural conformity will win applause. History shows that accommodationist Christians are ultimately irrelevant Christians."
The causes of the religious Left are big government, socialized medicine, higher taxes, global warming, etc. They don't understand that big government isn't the answer to the world's problems. Jesus Christ is the answer. But as Mark Tooley says,
"Why do so many (Leftist) church officials support unrestricted big government, sometimes equating the welfare state with the Kingdom of God?"
Back to Jim Wallis. As Barack Obama's spiritual advisor, what do you suppose they are going to talk about and how spiritually productive do you think the conversations will be? Don't get your hopes up.

Where is the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) in all of this? At a fall planning session they will be addressed by Barack Obama. The NAE came along in the 1940s to preach the true gospel, not a social gospel. I am equally troubled that on their agenda will be more environmental messages, immigration issues, poverty, and nuclear terrorism. I don't think that the founders of the NAE had this in mind decades ago.


Who is out there totally committed to just preaching the saving gospel of Jesus Christ and not how to control greenhouse gases?

Biblical focus: "When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Ps. 11:3) "But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord" (Micah 7:7).