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After the Antichrist, then will come Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from heaven.

The Second Coming of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ



The Parousia of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - The Return of 'Isa al-Maseeh and Qiyamah, judgment of all men, at the Resurrection.


The Antichrist comes first. We are to have nothing to do with that, even at the cost of our lives.


The Book of the Revelation, the Apocalypse of St. John the Apostle


Chapter fourteen


Of the Lamb and of the virgins that follow him.


1 And I beheld, and lo a lamb stood upon mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder; and the voice which I heard, was as the voice of harpers, harping on their harps. 3 And they sung as it were a new canticle, before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the ancients; and no man could say the canticle, but those hundred forty-four thousand, who were purchased from the earth. 4 These are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb: 5 And in their mouth there was found no lie; for they are without spot before the throne of God.




Of the judgments upon and the eternal damnation that shall fall upon the wicked who take the Mark of the Beast.


6 And I saw another angel flying through the midst of heaven, having the eternal gospel, to preach unto them that sit upon the earth, and over every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people: 7 Saying with a loud voice: Fear the Lord, and give him honour, because the hour of his judgment is come; and adore ye him, that made heaven and earth, the sea, and the fountains of waters. 8 And another angel followed, saying: That great Babylon is fallen, is fallen; which made all nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice: If any man shall adore the beast and his image, and receive his character in his forehead, or in his hand; 10 He also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mingled with pure wine in the cup of his wrath, and shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the sight of the holy angels, and in the sight of the Lamb.



The Coming of the Antichrist

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Three Romes Three Babylons

Note: the Vatican Double Eagles of the Knights of Malta and the Double Eagles of the Russian Duma are the same and have the same root: Satan worship of the Ancient Cretan Double Eagles of the Mediterranean, embedded in the ancient Graeco-Egyptian religion based on the Mesopotamian religion of Ur and Babel and Nimrud in Chaldaea of Mesopotamia, the land of Shinar, 6,000 years ago
Salaam al-Maseeh, peace in Christ! Jesus Christ is the true Messiah and no one else!

Zionism was conceived and hatched in Europe along with its parent: Communism. The United States is then expected to be the Freemasonic Shield of the European Union and its Vatican Power behind the Throne and their puppet Zionists while the biggest genocidists, the Communists (1 billion murdered worldwide in a century), are considered to be within the political mainstream of European politics along with their clones, the Greens and various Socialists. All the while the Treaty of Rome (1956) based European Union Central Banks, including most notably the Vatican Bank and its secret holdings, pillage the entire earth financially and stay secure behind their Freemason Colony, the former United States of America. It began centuries before by European princes who patronized the Jew usurers they employed to squeeze taxes out of peasants – most notably the Guelph or Black Nobility of Germany who were then and are now aligned with the Vatican. It is the old "nobility," the European houses of the Dragon - the Illuminati, who control the farce that is the United Nations and who taught the Zionists to be parasites, while embracing their Satanic Talmudic Lurianic Cabala in the form of Freemasonry.

The Houses of the Dragon are what promoted the Roman aligned religion of Saturn, read Satan, in Europe. These were the houses of nobility in Medieval Europe that continued the secret power of the dragon, that serpent of old (Revelation 20, verse 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. [a thousand years is not literal]) This was the same Satan worship that was part and parcel of the Ancient Cretan Double Eagles of the Mediterranean, embedded in the ancient Graeco-Egyptian religion from 3,500 years ago to the present. That, in turn was based on the Mesopotamian religion of Ur and Babel and Nimrud in Chaldaea of Mesopotamia, the land of Shinar, from twenty five centuries before that, in other words 6,000 years ago. The Haburah of the Jews is a recent version of this, which is only 2,500 years old. The Haburah is the basis for Zionism and the Jew form of Freemasonry (which is the arm of Talmudic Judaism into Gentile religion and government).
The Talmudic Jews are used and controlled by the Illuminati, both are utterly evil.

The houses of the Dragon are the European controlling nobility of the Illuminati. The Illluminati are throughout all of Eurasia. The arms of the Illuminati to pollute all other religions and political bodies are Freemasonry and Zionism.

The ancient Mesopotamian Satanism is the ancient religion of Gnosticism which opposed the Old Testament Patriarchs and Prophets and the Church. This ancient religion of Gnosticism is that which seeks to pervert Islam as well. Some of the current forms of this Gnosticism are Communism, Zionism, Christian Zionism, Vatican Ecumenism and Evolution.

Vatican Double Eagles of the Knights of Malta - the Double Axes since the time of Minos are preserved in the halls of government as the various forms of that or the Double Eagles

In the Ancient Minoan Empire of Crete before 1,500 B.C. the Double Axes were the sign of the Imperial Authority. That symbol was derived from the even more ancient Egyptian religion which was imported to Crete from the Egypt of the Pharaohs. Politics and Religion and murder were inextricably intertwined in ancient Egypt. The combined Graeco-Egyptian religion and body of real-politik that syncretistically developed was and is the base for all of the nobility of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and Europe and Asia and North Africa.

The Double Axes since the time of Minos are preserved in the halls of government as the various forms of that or the Double Eagles. In these various forms (the "fasces lictoriae" [bundles of the lictors] of ancient Rome, or the dual Keys of the Vatican, for instance) in many halls of government, as in the Duma of current modern Russia or the ancient Roman Empire, are preserved the symbol of the Lodge of Ancient Egypt, now for millenia spread throughout the world in all of the major Capitals. That lodge is the true Freemasonry and the true base of the Illuminati and the owner of the 300 trillion dollar ($300,000,000,000,000) secret money fund that currently manipulates all of the wars and governments and economies and nations on earth. The weak imitation of that which the Haburah of the Jews in Baylonia, a mere 2,500 years ago (circa 500+ B.C.) came up with, is only the base for the Jews' form of Apostasy from God which is Zionism in its political form and Talmudic Judaism in its religious form.

The Illuminati are the ones in control of Moscow and Washington D.C. and Tel Aviv and theVatican and Berlin and Beijing and Tokyo and the Zionists and the Persians and the oil Sheiks etc. It is the Illuminati who use Zionism and the Jews and the Americans and the Russian and Chinese Communists etc. as willing totally complicit evil pawns in the Illuminati scheme to rule the world. The Illuminati are the ancient behind the scenes Nobles of ancient Satanic Diabolic Anti-God paganism. These "Noble" houses are in actuality the most evil thing on earth.

The evil that European elites have caused, centers on Palestine and the Middle East as the nadir of the world and the place where they want to build their Satanic one world Government capital in Quds - Jerusalem.

The key player in this is the Apostate Vatican and the current Anti-Pope Benediktos along with all of the antipopes since the 1958 Stolen Conclave and ongoing. That is the Whore that will sell out the world to the New World Order and their representative, the Jew Zionist ad-Dajjal Masih (False Messiah, the Antichrist), in Jerusalem.

Reference Links – The Church without the poison of trying to rule the world from the “Bishop Behind the Throne.”

· Reference Link: Daily Catholic

One of the symbols of the military orders of the Vatican, the Masonic double-headed eagle emblazoned with the Maltese cross, signifies omnipotent royal dominion over both East and West. The orb signifies temporal dominion over the globe of Earth, and the scepter signifies control over the spiritual and religious impulses of humanity. This eagle symbol is used in the Masonic rite of Memphis and Misraim, under which it reads, “Order Out of Chaos”, the Hegelian method of crisis creation.

It is found on the seals of many European and Eurasian nation states including that of Russia, indicating direct Vatican control over those countries. It symbolizes the desire of a predatory elite with virtually unlimited resources, to totally dominate the entire world under a New World Order global government system using secrecy, manipulation, coercion and terror with the ends justifying the means.

The Zionists are merely a diversion to the truly evil among us. They either work with or are being used to shield the world from the truth of who is behind the drive for world government. However you look at it, Zionists are pawns, not the top of the pyramid. it is time to up the ante and meet the next layer of criminals above the Zionists. Meet the Knights of Malta (SMOM - Sovereign Military Order of Malta) whose ceremonies and feudal ritual dress, members embrace a certain caste/class mentality; they are sociologically and psychologically predisposed to function as the ''shock troops" of Catholic reaction. And this is precisely the historical role the Knights have played in the wars against Islam, against the Protestant "heresy,'' and against the Soviet ''Evil Empire."

False Prophet - The Pope's Attitude towards Judaism

Journalist Robert K. Dahl says that Pope John Paul II's acquiescence to Judaism "has the appearance of treason, regardless of intent" (The Remnant, [St. Paul, MN], April 15, 1998). Indeed, in 1999, when John Paul II made the unprecedented decree that "the seeds infected with anti-Judaism" must "never again take root. . . " he was forbidding opposition to the religion of the Pharisees and proscribing the basis of the mission of Jesus Christ (Statement of Pope John Paul II in his "General Audience" at Rome, April 28, 1999, as reported in the official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, May 5, 1999). Neither Truth nor Papal 'infallibility' can hinder Rome's grand design to rule the world from a reconstructed temple at Jerusalem in non-Semitic, anti-Semitic, Zionist Israel.

"Such a secular, earthbound state could easily become the political and military power base for the Antichrist when he comes. For the Antichrist will be in perfect accord with the ideals of such a Zionist state. Moreover, the State of Israel has demonstrated that it has the will and ability to go to war and win the secular goals to which its heart is attached. Thus when the Antichrist comes to power as head of such an efficient, superbly equipped, scientific State, founded on nationalism, race and blood, he will be able to conquer the rest of the world. He will be the first, the only Jew to reign with political, economic, military power over the whole world from his capital city, Jerusalem, the city in which Our Lord was crucified" (Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J., The Antichrist, p. 152).

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The false Prophet: Rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. A project that all of the Church Fathers and Doctors said was what the Antichrist would do and we would know him and his henchmen thereby. The Church has always warned, based on the warnings given by God himself in the Bible, that there would be a great Apostasy which is the Antichrist Zionist movement, with a false Church which would be where the false Prophet arises from, and a false Messiah which would be the Antichrist. To take the side of the Antichrist Zionist movement, the false Church, the false Prophet or the false Messiah is to be sealed with the mark of the beast and to be condemned by the Lord Jesus Christ to hell forever: http://www.templeinstitute.org/ and http://occult-advances.org/temple.shtml

See these reference links:



Bloody Passovers Reported by a Jewish Scholar

Pasque di Sangue - Complete English Translation http://www.bloodpassover.com/




[The first great error of this article below is assuming that Rome fell, theologically, a long time ago. It did not. It did not fall until the 1958 Conclave and Vatican II. But the parasites of error, Freemasons, Communists, Ultramontanists, Aristotelian sophists, internal traitors to God in the highest places and many others were hard at work to bring it about.]





MOSCOW THE THIRD ROME (excerpts)



by the monk Filofei

To you who have been selected to rule, by the highest, the all-powerful and almighty hand of God, by Whose will all rulers on earth govern and Whom all great people praise and about Whom the powerful write the truth, I address these words to you, the illustrious sovereign, Grand Prince [of Muscovy], occupier of the high throne, the Orthodox Christian Tsar and lord of all, the administrator of all Holy Churches of God and of the Holy Universal and Apostolic Church and of the Church of the Holy Mother of God, that has made such honest and illustrious progress that it has been enabled to triumph over the Church of Rome as well as over the Church of Constantinople.

The Apollinarian heresy caused the downfall of old Rome. The Turks used their axes to shatter the doors of all churches of the Second Rome, the city of Constantinople. Now [in Moscow], the new Third Rome, the Holy Ecumenical Apostolic Church of your sovereign state shines brighter than the sun in the universal Orthodox Christian faith throughout the world. Pious Tsar! Let [people of] your state know that all states of the Orthodox faith have now merged into one, your state. You are the only true Christian ruler under the sky!

Tsar! As long as you hold that position, be mindful always of God. Fear God who has bestowed so much on you. Do not rely on gold, wealth, or glory! All of that is collected here and it will remain here on earth. Tsar! Remember the Blissful who held the sceptre in His hand and the imperial crown on His head and said: "Do not turn your heart to wealth that is running away from you." The wise Solomon said: "Wealth and gold are valued not when they are hidden, but when people offer help to those in need"...... Tsar! During your rule remember [an additional] two commandments.... [The first is]: Do not violate the order which was chosen by your great predecessor [emperor] Constantine, the beatific Vladimir, the great and God-selected laroslav, and all other blissful and saintly [rulers] from whom you have descended. [The second is]: Tsar! Do not harm the Holy churches of God and honest monasteries. [Do not expropriate] that which has been given to God in return for eternal blessing of the memory of a family. The Fifth Great and Holy Ecumenical Council issued a very strict injunction [against such action]....

Now I beg you and beg you again, please remember what I have said. For God's sake, please also remember that now all [Orthodox] Christian kingdoms have merged into your tsardom. Henceforth we can expect only one kingdom to come. That kingdom is eternal. I have written this because, admiring you as I do, I have appealed and have prayed to God that He may bless you. Change your stinginess to generosity and your inclemency to kindness. Comfort those who cry and moan day and night. Protect the innocent from their tormentors. I repeat here what I have written above. Pious Tsar! Listen and remember that all Christian kingdoms have now merged into one, your [tsardom]. Two Romes have fallen. The third stands Ifirm]. And there will not be a fourth. No one will replace your Christian tsardom ...



Third Rome & Vladimir Putin

Do not be fooled by Putin, a candidate for the Antichrist, or the Apostates in the "Orthodox Church" ecclesiastical positions which are totally allied with their Diabolic Zio-Judeo-Freemasonic fellow demons in the first Rome, the Vatican: The Justice of God: Communista Internationale Sixth: The synagogue of Satan will not change







Three Romes: A Stark Warning

Two Romes have fallen, but the third stands, and a fourth there will not be.

The Russian Monk Philotheus c. 1520

Foreword

From an Orthodox point of view, Old Rome fell when it lost the Orthodox Faith and cut itself off from the Church in the eleventh century. The Second Rome, Constantinople, fell when it was conquered by Muslims in the fifteenth century. As for the Third Rome, Moscow, it fell to militant ‘humanist’ atheism in 1917. However, such simple notions need closer examination, for they conceal greater truths from which we can still learn for our benefit. These truths are all concerned with the question ‘Why?’

Why did the First Rome fall?

Old Rome fell, because it saw in itself the continuation of the old pagan Roman Empire, the leaders of its Church substituting themselves for the old pagan Roman Emperors, who had claimed universal jurisdiction. This imperialism was taken up by newly-converted Germanic peoples and imposed ideologically through the teaching of the filioque. This was a doctrinal heresy, added to the Creed of the Universal Church, which made the Popes of Rome substitutes for Christ, from Whom, according to their novel doctrine, proceeded the Spirit of Truth and all authority. Thus, arrogant Germanic nationalism, added to historic Roman narcissism, caused the Schism of the West, which ripened and fell from the Tree of the Church in the eleventh century. The new faith was called ‘Roman Catholicism’, a contradiction in terms, for something merely local, ‘Roman’, cannot in its local form also be universal, or ‘catholic’. The essence of the fall was imperial ‘Romanism’, what can be called doctrinal nationalism (1).

Why did the Second Rome fall?

New Rome, Constantinople, came soon after its foundation to be dominated by Greek culture and language. Again and again, the political centralism of the Greek-speaking Emperors and Empresses in Constantinople led them into both heresy and brutality, especially in the form of blinding its enemies. The imposition of this centralism led to the alienation of other races. Thus, Persian Orthodox were led to fall into Nestorianism, which spread to Afghanistan and China, meaning that the first Christians there were not Orthodox. In turn, Armenians, Copts and Syrians fell into Monophysitism, not necessarily because they were Monophysites, but because of their sense of outraged nationalism.

The fact that the Greek elite of Constantinople had already alienated these peoples only encouraged the spread of Islam. The fact they also showed such contempt for the ‘barbarian’ Western peoples did nothing to prevent their fall into heresy. Even Orthodox Bulgarians and Serbs at times rose up against the imperialistic injustices of Constantinople. The racism, or ‘phyletism’ of the Greek cultural elite, who even called other Orthodox ‘barbarians’ (2), led to their willingness to compromise the Orthodox Faith at the Council of Florence in 1439 and become Uniats. Any sacrifice could be made, provided that the elite could keep its racial heritage. The result was that very swiftly the Second Rome fell to the Muslims, the Lord allowing the Empire to be taken away. The essence of the fall was something that the Apostle Paul condemned, Hellenism, what can be called ‘ethnic nationalism’.

Why did the Third Rome fall?

After the fall of the Second Rome, there remained only one source of power in the Orthodox Commonwealth and that was in Moscow. With the First Rome fallen into doctrinal error, the Second fallen to the ‘Hagarenes’ after compromising the Orthodox Faith, responsibility for Orthodoxy fell to Moscow. However, this responsibility soon became mingled with nationalism. Tragically, those who had a broader vision of the Orthodox world, like Patriarch Nikon in the seventeenth century, were deposed and from 1700 on the Russian Church found itself controlled by a Department of State on the Protestant model. The aim was to reduce Orthodoxy to a mere national ritualism of outward observance.

Then the understanding of the Church Fathers was submerged beneath the knowledge of German philosophy and Western technology, which together formed the bedrock of the new centralizing Russian national chauvinism and its imposition of Muscovite language, culture and customs, even in ancient Orthodox lands and regions like Georgia, Belarus, Galicia and other border areas. This inevitably led to the fall of 1917. Soviet Communism preached the supremacy of Russia withoutOrthodoxy, replacing the Third Rome by the Third International. It replaced icon banners with portraits of its demons and in the centre of the Third Rome enshrined the ‘relics’ of its 'immortal' founder, Lenin. His forename, Vladimir, meaning ‘the ruler of the world’, echoed that of St Vladimir, who had baptized Russia nearly a thousand years before.

At that time, millions of Russian Orthodox were massacred by other Russian ‘Orthodox’. The difference was that the former were practising Orthodox, the latter were apostates and had quite lost their Faith. The symbol of them was Stalin, the apostate Orthodox seminarian, who became probably the greatest mass murderer in all human history. The problem was that the Orthodox Faith had for them been reduced to a mere external rite or ideology, for which an easier ideology, promising paradise on earth without God, could be substituted. The Communists behaved like Orthodox, but without Christ, i.e. anti-Orthodox. And that is what they were, Christless, and so devilful. The essence of the fall was externalism, what can be called ‘ritual nationalism’.

The Third Rome and the Future

It may be argued that there is one vital difference between the first Two Romes and the Third. The First has not repented, but persists in its errors. The Second is still occupied, partly due to its ever-willingness to compromise the Faith, as we have again recently seen in Istanbul. The Third, however, is in the process of repenting. What truth is there in this argument?

True, Communism fell fifteen years ago. However, the scars which Communism left are everywhere clearly visible. Everywhere, alcoholism from the dread Polish vodka, everywhere, sexually transmitted diseases and abortion, everywhere, ecological catastrophe, everywhere, crime, injustice and intimidation, everywhere, the rule of the Mafia (3). It took seventy-five years for Communism to fail so utterly. It may take seventy-five years for repentance for Orthodoxy to work so utterly. Today, over 27,000 churches are open in Russia - a miracle when compared to the 6,000 churches open fifteen years ago. But we shall only be assured of popular repentance, when there are 100,000 churches open in Russia. There is still so far to go. We are only just beginning.

Afterword

Thus, human-beings have compromised the Faith brought by the Son of God, with three sorts of nationalism. Firstly, they corrupted the teachings of the Church, directly contradicting the words of Christ in the Gospel, that the Spirit proceeds from the Father (Jn. 15, 26). This was doctrinal nationalism. Then they sold their Faith for the mess of pottage of their race. This was ethnic nationalism. Then they substituted mere external ritual for the Faith. This was ritual nationalism. And yet by virtue of the repentance and sacrifice of the New Martyrs and Confessors, the Third Rome has, miraculously, been allowed to rise again. Crucifixion is followed by Resurrection. However, this rising again is only for a time. Here, there is a stark warning. If Russia makes her Orthodoxy once more into a mere national ritual, she will lose it again, and this time for ever.

All the best elements in Russia’s history worked not nationally, but internationally. They understood that Russia’s responsibility was multinational and multilingual. Whether it was the wonderful mix of Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Syrian, Hungarian, Serbian and others in Kievan Russia, St Anthony and St Macarius the Romans living the ascetic life in Russia’s forests, whether it was St Stephen of Perm converting the Zyrians, St Solomonia the Tartar, Patriarch Nikon, ‘Russian, but whose faith and religion are Greek’, with his international Monastery at New Jerusalem outside Moscow, whether it was St Herman of Alaska, converting Inuit and Eskimo, St Nicholas of Tokyo, converting the Japanese, or St John of Shanghai, celebrating in Greek, Chinese, Dutch, French or English, they all understood that Orthodoxy is not a national cult, but a Commonwealth, of which God has put Russia in charge, and that if Russia is not worthy of that charge, it will be taken away from her.

Thus, when contemporary Russia builds and opens new churches in China, Iceland, Korea, Italy, Vietnam, Holland, South America, India and Cuba, and translates the Gospel and the catechism into many languages, from Chinese to those of Siberian peoples, she does well. But she must also realize that her responsibilities are not only to her own ethnic peoples, but to World Orthodoxy. Local Orthodoxy can quickly sour into a narrow chauvinism, if it is not combined with love of the Orthodox Commonwealth. May the New Russia learn from the errors and betrayals of the First and Second Romes, but may she also learn from the errors of the Third Rome. The Orthodox Christian Faith cannot be reduced to a mere ritual or language, for what is important is its inner content. Let us hear much less about ‘The Third Rome’, and much more about ‘Holy Russia’, which is the defining essence of the spiritual meaning of Russia. For it is to the example of Holy Russia, and to no other, that we must all turn and repent.

Fr Andrew
25 November/ 8 December 2006
Hieromartyr Clement, Pope of Rome

Notes:
1. This is the error repeated by all Western European leaders ever since. Thus, to take a local and contemporary example, the failed moralist and politician and anti-Serb warmonger, Mr Blair, considers that some vague and undefined State ideology, which he calls ‘Britishness’, must be considered to be more important than every religion. So, he has called for all who live in the United Kingdom to put every religion and culture after ‘Britishness’. It seems extraordinary that this arrogant lowland Scotsman should admonish, in his usual Calvinistic dictatorial manner, fifty million English people, telling them that they can no longer put Christ first. Is this a call to martyrdom?

2. See for example pp. 284-285, 345, 354-356 and 366-367 in The Byzantine Commonwealth by Dimitri Obolensky, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1971.

3. As seen in the recent assassination in London of the spy Litvinenko, poisoned possibly by expatriate Russian-Jewish Mafia oligarchs, who made huge fortunes from the ‘privatization’ of Russian national assets in the 1990s, under the alcoholic President Yeltsin.




Imperialisms and the Three Romes

Introduction: Secular Imperialisms

Imperialism is in fact a form of idolatry, more precisely national idolatry, the personality cult of the nation. Like all attachments to human organisations, imperialisms are secular in nature, even if sometimes they may be camouflaged in religious guise. And because they are secular, they are often evil. In any case, imperialisms make the countries infected by them disliked and even hated.

Thus, there is today’s American imperialism, Pax Americana, with its legions bankruptingly sent out to defend its many bases all over the world. It leads to hate-filled American flag-burning from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Iran to Cuba, from Venezuela to Saudi Arabia, from North Korea to Vietnam, and the list goes on. Its predecessor, British imperialism, Pax Britannica, also means that the words Britain and British are hated in Ireland, in parts of Scotland, in large parts of Africa, the Middle East and on the Indian subcontinent.

Similarly, Spain and Portugal earned themselves hatred for their imperialism in Latin America, French imperialism brought hatred for France, especially in North Africa and Vietnam. Austro-Hungarian imperialism brought hatred in Central and Eastern Europe, Belgian Imperialism brought hatred in the Belgian Congo, the Netherlands won hatred in the East Indies and Italian Imperialism won hatred for Italy in Libya and Ethiopia. As for Germany, its two European Wars brought it hatred all over Europe and even today, in Greece, Spain, Ireland and other countries, Germany’s economic domination of the EU earns it the name of ‘The Fourth Reich’ and demonstrators against it appear on the streets of Europe.

‘Christian’ Imperialisms

However, further back in history, long before the ‘Enlightenment’ (by neo-paganism) and the ‘Renaissance’ (of neo-paganism), which gave birth to the arrogance of modern imperialisms, there were ancient imperialisms. Apart from pre-Christian and Non-Christian forms, these include imperialisms brought by the secular into the Christian Church, which attempted to Christianise them – not always successfully.

Thus, in Christian life, Roman Imperialism (a vestige from paganism, though later theologically justified by the barbarian ‘Emperor’ Charlemagne with the indefensible and unBiblical ‘filioque’ doctrine) brought Roman Catholicism into doctrinal and therefore visible and practical compromise. It also brought it undying resistance from the rest of the Christian world. Its crimes, atrocities and massacres, many of them very recent, all stemming from the pagan claims of the Pope of Rome to universal domination, will never be forgotten by the Orthodox, Protestant and secular worlds.

Thus, a victim of barbarianism, the First Rome fell and the Second Rome of Constantinople took its place. A victim of Imperialist nationalism, ‘Hellenism’, condemned by the Apostle Paul and alienating Copts, Semites, Latins and other races, that Empire also fell, though the Church remained doctrinally uncompromised. In its turn it was replaced by the Third Rome in Moscow. And that Empire also fell, a victim of its own imperialism, but again the Church remained doctrinally uncompromised.

The Imperialism of the First and Second Romes

Within the Roman Catholic world, the Imperialistic ideology of the First Rome lives on and is aggressively pursued for want of any viable justification for its existence.

However, the second imperialism also lives on, on the fringes of the Greek Orthodox Church. Megalomania, the unreal fantasy for a diminished Second Rome that disappeared 568 years ago, continues. It pursues its unrealistic, colonialist illusions, for example, in Alexandria and Jerusalem, colonial outposts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens. This imperialism is all the more absurd, in that it is uni-national.

Currently, for instance, the Patriarchate of Constantinople is revoking the autonomy given to parishes in Great Britain which call themselves ‘of the Russian Tradition’ (i. e. those under the Rue Daru jurisdiction in Paris). They now have to go directly under the jurisdiction of the local Greek Archbishop. Presumably, Constantinople will later cast adrift the rest of the parishes on the Continent which are still under the jurisdiction of its ailing last bishop, Archbishop Gabriel. It already did this between 1966 and 1971, and tried again in the 1980s, when its true intention of hellenisation at last became clear to me, then a deacon in Paris. Having experienced the appalling behaviour of Moscow, I had naively thought that Constantinople could behave better.

I can remember in the 1980s how the fear of being cast adrift by Constantinople was the haunting nightmare of its then Archbishop George (Wagner). Indeed, Patriarch Demetrios of Constantinople said at the time that his parishes would indeed have to return to the Russian Church one day, a statement recently repeated by Archim. Placide Deseille. In the early 80s, the Rue Daru group was forbidden to expand its jurisdiction by taking in a former OCA priest in England, who had fallen out with both branches of the Russian Church here. Constantinople’s policy at the time was to remove parishes from the Rue Daru jurisdiction one by one, country by country, and place them directly under its Greek bishops.

Its policy now seems to be to let the last bishop die and so, bishopless, Rue Daru will have to be ‘athenagorised’, or else to die out altogether. The Patriarchate of Constantinople also seems to have backed out of ambitions in the Ukraine and perhaps Estonia. It may also give up its jurisdiction over Ukrainian parishes in the Diaspora. Presumably, all this is in exchange for Russian financial and diplomatic support with the Turkish government and Constantinople’s struggle to reopen its seminary there. There is also the threatening fact that more Russian Orthodox live in Turkey (15,000) than Greek Orthodox (800). Another bargaining counter would be the Russian abandonment of the uncanonical Cold War period autocephaly, embarrassingly given by the Soviet-period Russian Church to a group of parishes in North America and known as the OCA.

Locally, we too have suffered from the empire-building of a tiny new calendarist group, sponsored by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Some years ago it set itself up on our doorstep and tried to steal both our parishioners and even our music. All this attempted destruction under the pretext of the ‘Pan-Orthodox’ myth, was directed from a military-style map with its drawing-pins.

The Imperialism of the Third Rome

The Third Rome Imperialism of Moscow has been less nationalistic and in some ways more justified than that of the Second Rome. This is for the simple reason that the Russian Empire (most of which now forms the Russian Federation) has always been huge (varying between one seventh and one ninth of the planet). It has also always been multinational, with over 100 nationalities and languages), unlike the Second Rome, which rapidly became narrowly Greek. (I still remember a well-known Cypriot priest and reputed ‘elder’ assuring me 35 years ago how Plato had been Orthodox and that God spoke Greek by preference!).

As a result of its size and variety, the Russian Orthodox Church is less centralised than the Patriarchate of Constantinople. She is made up of a Confederation of autonomous Metropolias and Churches, such as the Ukrainian, Belarussian, Moldovan, Latvian, Kazakhstan, Japanese and Chinese Orthodox Churches and the Church Outside Russia (ROCOR). (This does not include the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches of Poland and the Czech Lands and Slovakia, which in the unspoken reality are also former parts of the Russian Orthodox Church).

However, Russian imperialism still won it many enemies, especially in the Caucasus, the far western Ukraine, Finland and in much of Eastern Europe (Is not Poland the Russian Ireland?) This Russophobia was much reinforced by later Soviet imperialist crimes. The Russian Orthodox antidote to the Third Rome imperialism of the Russian State and its provincial (‘Old Ritualist’) obscurantist nationalism, the construction of the New Jerusalem, was stopped. This came about with the beheading of the Church and the imprisonment of her rightful Patriarch Nikon in the second half of the seventeenth century. Thus, his New Jerusalem complex was not finished until now. This beheading of the Russian Church was achieved by Roman Catholic intriguing, Greek venality and Russian ignorance - three imperialisms conniving together.

After the Russian Revolution of 1917, plotted and greeted by the Western Powers, the Orthodox world fell into chaos. British imperialism began picking at the soft underbelly of the Orthodox world in the Middle and Near East, Greece, Cyprus and even Romania, introducing freemasonry, the ‘new calendar’ and other divisive modernist reforms. They thought that the invention of a ‘Diet Orthodoxy’, an ‘Orthodoxy Lite,’ would be enough to degut, divide by schism and so rule over those Local Churches. Often it used puppet German princelings the Western Powers had placed in the Balkans or else Anglicanism, as its weapon to divide and rule, making especial use of Arab Orthodox bishops acting uncanonically and, on the other hand, the zeal without knowledge of the outraged uneducated.

With the collapse of British imperialism after 1945, American imperialism took up the ignoble task, working to crush the last vestiges of spiritual resistance to its materialist idolatry, its ultimate aim to destroy every trace of spiritual life in the Greek Orthodox world. However, more recently, it has turned its attention to destroying Serbian, Ukrainian and Georgian Orthodoxy, particularly humiliating the Serbian Church in recent months. The EU has now also taken up satan’s cause, infiltrating the Local Churches in Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus in particular, and working against Serbia too, using its traditional divide and rule method, in order to create an EU-friendly and politically correct pseudo-Orthodoxy, softened up by papal visits.

During the Cold War period, not so long ago, and the appalling moral decadence in parts of the Patriarchal Russian Church in the Diaspora at that time, the KGB only appointed the compromised to positions of responsibility. Thus, it could hold power of them (‘every man has his price’). It also encouraged the personality cults which were so divisive in the Russian Church. Thus, many faithful and clergy fled it for other jurisdictions in the freedom of the Diaspora, though many of them, especially in ROCOR, remained most loyal to the Russian Tradition. Although this has all changed today, we have not forgotten and the wounds are still raw. Many lives were ruined by the Cold War and, sadly ‘distrust’ is still the word which best sums up attitudes to the Patriarchal Russian Church in the Diaspora. Apologies, though decades late, would greatly help.

But what of the Patriarchal Russian Church inside Russia in all this today? To the intense irritation of the US/EU duo, She has revived through the blood of the New Martyrs and the tears of the New Confessors since the fall of Western-imposed Communism. At present the West is hoping that the suicidal and self-imposed mixture of ecological catastrophe, financial corruption (also among the Church elite), abortion and alcoholism will be enough. If Russians want to commit suicide in any of these four ways, it can only be to the benefit of the US/EU power in its so-called ‘secret’ project to install Antichrist in Jerusalem.

Conclusion: Solutions?

Those who are being cast adrift by the Patriarchate of Constantinople today can always return to the Russian Church, either directly to the Patriarchal part or else to the autonomous ROCOR, which now has the most open and understanding Metropolitan in its history. They will be welcomed back. We too suffered before you and understand you. Although you were unable through naivety and inexperience to listen to the warnings which we gave at the time, warnings learned from our own sorry experience, we are still open to you. We must not condemn ourselves never to learn from history.

There are those who, like ourselves, have for decades wanted to see and have worked for an autonomous Orthodox Metropolia for Western Europe, as the basis one day, if God wills, for a local European Orthodox Church. Only this can witness to Christ in the compromised and dying heterodox world. And the fact is that there is only one Church which can establish this Metropolia and has publicly announced its intention to do so. This is the Russian Orthodox Church. Despite Third Rome imperialism, increasingly balanced by the restoration of the New Jerusalem outside Moscow and the re-establishment of the seventeenth century multinational ideal of the Russian Orthodox Church, this Metropolia is viable and is coming.

Cynics may doubt this, given some of the individuals involved, but cynics should remember three things. Firstly, this Metropolia is real - it is not just another uncanonical disincarnate fantasy of Parisian philosophy. Secondly, it is the only offer on the table, for the Patriarchate of Constantinople has never freely granted anyone autonomy, let alone autocephaly, as Dr Basil Osborne told me some 35 years ago. The recent history of the Church of Bulgaria proves this. Finally, cynics should remember that the Church is not governed by men, but by God. It belongs to Him, His Body, not to us. It is God’s Will that we are trying to do, not our own. The recent history of the Russian Church and its miraculous resurrection after the Soviet Golgotha proves this.

To those who seek a safe haven and the uncompromised Orthodox Tradition, we would say: Don’t miss the train. And remember that although man proposes, it is God Who disposes.
Archpriest Andrew Phillips,
Colchester, England
25 May/7 June 2011
The Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
180th Anniversary of the Reunion of 3,000,000 Uniats with the Church at Vilna in 1831



The Three Babylons


THE THREE BABYLONS


BABYLON: THE PLACE


Daniel, the only one who could interpret Nebuchadnezzar's dream, was a nobleman of Israel, deported to Babylon in 605 B.C. in his early teens. His book describes current and future conflicts, but God's control over all events is clearly demonstrated.

Addressing Nebuchadnezzar (who represented ruler of Babylon, gold, the world system) Daniel interpreted his dream thus: "It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king: That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity. All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.(Daniel 4:22-28)

The tree stump represents Israel which is restrained with an iron ring until the time of Jesus's return.

"Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones. Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and theyshall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve." (Jeremiah 50:17-20)
"A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction. How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD. The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left. Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
"The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple. Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel. Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD. Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go. Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon. A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men. A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
"A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein. Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.(Jeremiah 50:22-46)
"The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail. Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them. At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
"Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind; And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about. Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host. Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets. For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel. (Jeremiah 51:1-5)
"Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
"The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness [Our righteousness is Jesus Christ]: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God. Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple. Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon. O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness. The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.(Jeremiah 51:6-14)
"Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things:and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name. (Jeremiah 51:17-19)


U.S. SEIZES PALACE AND SAYS

IT INTENDS TO REMAIN IN BAGHDAD, IN IRAQ (BABYLON, THE PLACE)

The New York Times, by Jane Perlez - KUWAIT CITY, April 7 2003 — American forces took control of a major presidential palace on the banks of the Tigris River in Baghdad early this morning in the strongest coalition thrust yet into the city. Explosions thundered and thick smoke covered portions of Baghdad as the Americans entered the city center in the early hours.
As many as 70 tanks and 60 Bradley fighting vehicles rolled down the wide streets as A-10 Thunderbolt planes, nicknamed the Warthog, and pilotless drones flew over Baghdad unchallenged.
There were reports of heavy machine fire and mortars during fighting around the presidential compound. American commanders on the ground said that three army battalions would stay in the city center, and not leave as happened in an initial lighter raid on Saturday.
Two American soldiers and two journalists — one Spanish and the other German — were killed and 15 people were wounded today in an Iraqi attack on a tactical operations center established by the Third Infantry Division, Second Brigade on the outskirts of Baghdad.
"Some sort of a rocket hit near the Second Brigade's tactical operation center south of the city," Major Michael Birmingham, chief public affairs officer for the Third Infantry, told Reuters.
Elsewhere, British commanders told reporters traveling with them in Basra that they had found the body of Ali Hassan al-Majid a cousin of Saddam Hussein known as "Chemical Ali." Mr. Majid, who the United States says ordered a poison gas attack which killed thousands of Kurds in 1988, is commander of Iraq's southern front and his death would be interpreted by the people of Basra as a sign that the regime was close to collapse.
The British defense secretary, Geoff Hoon, said in London that the ministry had strong indications that Mr. Majid was dead.
At the daily briefing at Central Command in Doha, Qatar, Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, said that the Iraqis had blown up one of Baghdad's major bridges. He also said that there were pockets of resistance in the Baghdad area.
"What we don't see is an overarching structure that can order action from north to south and east to west, throughout the country. Only the coalition has that capability right now," General Brooks said. `And as each day passes, there's less and less that the regime can do to order action by their forces.`
In an effort to discourage too much confidence too soon among the British public, Mr. Hoon described the progress of the war as a mixed picture outside the cities of Baghdad and Basra. The results so far, he said, were not as good in some areas as the coalition forces had hoped.
This was an apparent reference to instability in towns in the south that the Americans passed by on the way to Baghdad. Mr. Hoon said that military officials estimated the operating ability of the elite Republican Guard at 50 percent.
In Baghdad, however, American officers appeared pleased with the gains today. Aside from the major palace on the river bank, American soldiers had captured another palace in the city center belonging to Saddam Hussein, they said.
"There are two palaces, we own both of them," Lt. Col. Peter Bayer, operations officer for the Third Infantry Division, told reporters traveling with the troops.
At one of the palaces, half a dozen Syrian soldiers were found, one of them hiding in a refrigerator, military officials said. The Republican Guards responsible for the security of the palace had fled.
The Americans were also reported to have toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein astride a horse.
A spokesman at Central Command headquarters described the morning's efforts in Baghdad as an armored raid through the city bringing down resistance and attacking leadership capabilities.
At the Pentagon, a spokesman cautioned that today's raids should not be interpreted as the battle for Baghdad but rather as a message that the Americans could come and go as they choose.
In Qatar, General Brooks said: `The commanders on the ground will make the decisions on what parts of Baghdad they wish to retain control of."
he defiant Iraqi information minister, Mohammed Saeed Sahaf, denied that Baghdad's defenders had lost ground.
But this morning, he was forced to appear on the streets, talking to reporters in the open air instead of the usual briefing room. The city was strong, fortified and safe, he said, a short time after the American warplanes had flown overhead and clouds of smoke obliterated the skyline.
American officers had said earlier that their forces surrounded the Information Ministry and the Rashid Hotel, but it was not clear later in the day whether those forces had stayed or had entered the facilities.
As an illustration of how the Iraqi government had lost its grip, Gen. Brooks said workers at the airport outside Baghdad had helped American soldiers turn on the electricity, and showed them around the complex.
In Basra, the second city of Iraq, British forces strengthened their control by pushing in to the narrow alleys of the old part of town. Iraqi fighters were believed to be holding out in the warren of streets where the thoroughfares are too narrow for the coalitions armored vehicles.
It appeared that British soldiers could have to flush out the Iraqis in the old city by fighting on foot. But in a show of control of the population of just over 1 million, about 400 British and American troops, guarded by tanks and helicopter gunships, walked unopposed almost to the city center this morning. The soldiers had taken off their helmets and chemical warfare gear.
Residents, including women and children who have been more reluctant to emerge, came out and smiled at the passing troops. Some of the residents asked for water.
Earlier, British troops easily took an elaborate presidential palace in Basra belonging to Mr. Hussein. British soldiers met no resistance there, and inside found an immaculate residence decorated with polished marble, mosaic tiles and fretted woodwork.
In the northern city of Mosul, coalition airstrikes continued their bombardment on military targets, particularly ammunition dumps.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/07/international/worldspecial/07CND-MILI.html?ex=

1051416000&en=21db07e191d67463&ei=5070



BABYLON: THE APOSTATE CHURCH


April 4, 2003 - Salina, Kansas
Before I get into our 4-hour fellowship with Michael, a professor in philosophy at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, I'd like to answer a letter from one of our brothers, which we met along the way-I think this will be helpful and it will address a number of his concerns, as well as yours.

Actually, the correspondence was addressed to Dene, but, since Dene was not in that meeting, and I was, I think that my answers will be much more realistic than Dene's, in that Dene simply was not there in Winston-Salem for the "give and take" of the conversation and atmosphere - so here goes:
Dear Jay -
I would like to answer your letter as an "open letter" to our subscribers because it will accomplish several things:
(1) Give me an opportunity to share with you the answers to your questions-yet maintain a modicum of privacy, and . . .
(2) Give me an opportunity to express how I feel to everyone out there - both our subscribers, and many individuals who will be "hitting" on our site throughout the world.
Dear Dene,
I would like to try to summarize my impressions on this eve of war. I do so with CNN faintly flooding the background with its many words.
On Friday evening I met with Steve, and Doug and a number of other saints in Clemmons, NC.
In summary, I would describe their focus as a call to, "come out of Babylon". Babylon, the, "apostate church", as reflected in the evangelical constituency of George Bush. (They made a very good case.)
As I understood them, the apostate church is riding the back of the beast which is the "American New World Order System".
In our sharing, of course, we present what we call: THE TALE OF TWO CITIES. Steve presents the "Big Picture" of God's eternal purpose and plan - i.e., that God's original intent and purpose is to build up His City, the Holy and New Jerusalem - wherein He has effectively done, and is doing so, by working with Israel from Abraham until the time of Christ (approximately 2,000 years); and then, seemingly, He has placed Israel aside for the past 2,000 years to work on the Church (from the time of Christ until today). Both Israel and the Church constitute the New Jerusalem, prepared as a Bride descending out of heaven prepared for the Lamb.
There are a multitude of Scriptures, which at each of our gatherings, we will read in order to substantiate this thesis.
Also, the antithesis of the New/Holy Jerusalem (i.e., that which is being built by God and is called the "Bride" in the Revelation) is Satan's counterfeit City: Babylon the Great. This City, as well as its administration and development, actually commences from the fall of humankind (wherein man's attempt at deification ("you shall be as God, knowing good and evil"), by partaking of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, commenced Satan's strategy to build the Great City, Babylon.
However, in actuality, after the flood, the first "expression" of such a Great City was the founding of "civilization" on the Plains of Shinar, and the building of the Tower of Babel under Nimrod. From here, although there as a "confounding" of languages and a disbursement of false unity under Nimrod by divine intervention, the concept of "Babylon the Great" continued through civilization's ever-increasing march through history until we reach the Kingdom of Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar.
The CONCEPT of Babylon the Great, the counterfeit city, the antithesis of the New and Holy Jerusalem, is the ever-expanding march of the Biblical, and ultimately, the DOMINANT civilization of the world. This concept was outlined in King Nebuchadnezzar's dream, which was interpreted by Daniel the prophet. The dream was that of an IMAGE of a man wherein different metals and parts of the body of the image are singled out as EXPANSIONS of that ever-increasing civilization. [Source http://www.endtimesnetwork.com ]


BABYLON: THE CITY




"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
"How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. (Revelation 18:1-10)

Israel is without a husband. God divorced her and she is a widow but defiantly calls herself a queen.
The vengeance of the Lord is of long standing. In the Old Testament's Book of Jeremiah 52:10-11, we find that the King of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death. Next followed the destruction of the First Temple of the Lord:

"Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about". (Jeremiah 52:12-14)

[This below is the second great error here - "the Bride of Christ is removed" - in this article: the Secret Rapture and Chiliast Millenium and Jews ruling from Jerusalem in fulfillment of pretended Old Testament promises. This is Judeo-Freemasonic Christian Zionist absolute heresy and apostasy. The Antichrist will occur and the final judgment of all creatures at the return of Christ, but nobody is vanishing into thin air and NOTHING replaces the final covenant of God which is the Sacrifice and Gospel of Christ 2,000 years ago.Also see: The Coming of the Antichrist: The Great Purification Hoax = Catholic Charismatic version of the Secret Rapture inverted ]

The final battle will involve the great city of Jerusalem, also called Babylon, when the times of the Gentiles are concluded and the Bride of Christ is removed. The Antichrist makes his appearance in Jerusalem and claims the world's highest position and calls himself a god, a god above all gods, who is to be worshipped by all human beings of the world.

"And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. (Revelation 16:17-21)

Here is why God considers Jerusalem Babylon..

Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries. And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. (Ezekiel 6:8-11)
" Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, causeJerusalem to know her abominations, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite. And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. ... I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
"Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine. Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil. I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.
But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so. Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them, And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them. My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD...
And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;) That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperiouswhorish woman; In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire; But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband! They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary. Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them; Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness. (Ezekiel 16:1.. 37)

The ten horns depicting 10 kings will receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These haveone mind.. The ten kings hate the whore, in other words they hate Israel even though they run together and they will make her desolate and naked, and burn her with fire. (see Revelation 18:12..16)

"For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. (Revelation 17:17-18)
"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations havedrunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (Revelation 18:2,3)
The reason Jerusalem becomes the habitation of devils: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are thespirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (Revelation 16:13,14)
JESUS WARNED US:

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

(Revelation 16:14-15)




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