SPECIAL REPORT SERIES by Lady Michelle Jennifer Santos – TSR Founder & Publisher, Political Strategist and Strategy/Peace Negotiator with the UN Security Council Special Envoy to the Arab Nations
Oct. 16, 2011 (TSR) – When we said ‘Doomsday’ postponed on Monday, we didn’t mean it is going to be moved on Friday, October 21.
Well known false prophet, Harold Camping stands by his earlier predictions that the world will end on Friday, Oct. 21. Originally, Camping had predicted hourly earthquakes and God’s judgment on May 21, to be followed by months of torment on Earth for those individuals left behind. Using numerical codes extracted from the Bible, Camping set the date for the end of everything for Oct. 21.
May 21 was the “spiritual” End of the World, he says on his website.
It’s not unusual for failed doomsday predictors to claim that their prophecies were true, just slightly misunderstood. Like many others, they always resort to the line, “What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen.” Did He now?
When May 21 came and went without fanfare, Camping revised his story. The “earthquakes” he had predicted did occur, he writes on his website in a post titled “What Happened on May 21?” — only instead of shaking the Earth, God shook mankind “with fear.” Likewise, although no one was raptured, God is no longer saving souls, Camping writes.
Family Radio has spent millions of dollars, $100 million, which came from selling off property (their KFTL television station and a FM station), plus many donations of followers on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RV’s with their May 21, 2011 Judgment Day message contributed. In fact, one man personally spent $140,000 of his life savings on billboards in the Boston area.
“The day after” The Oakland, California, headquarters of the radio network of 66 U.S. stations hung a sign in the door that read: “This Office is Closed. Sorry we missed you!”
Did they give refund to their inane, inept, and juvenile followers? No.
But pre-recorded programming was prepared to be aired after May 21st. Conferences and other special meetings have not been canceled.
In fact, Camping said, Jesus decided to cancel and reschedule.
On May 22, 2011, Harold Camping went on the air in a special pre-recorded program and told the listeners that God in his mercy has postponed the judgment day and that, he (Harold) was working to calculate how long the extension will last. He stated that God is in control, he is just a man, and if God wants to give mankind more time, there is nothing Harold can do about it. It has to be a very convincing presentation for Harold also stated that it is more important than ever that the listeners continue to give money to Family Radio so that the extension time can be used to win more people for Christ. NOTE: “Continue to give money.”
“There was a posted sign announcing that Friday, May 20 would be a paid holiday; but there was no mention of the work schedule for the following week. I also heard that programming was generally produced several weeks in advance, so if May 22 does come, there should be material to play. Harold Camping was vague about the future as far as programming goes, but he did admit to me that, “We have a lot of staff who don’t abide us at all and for their sake there’s some programming that’s in the can. But we’ll probably…we certainly will not use it, but for their sake, they think that they might use it.” Despite that, he said that everyone has been helpful and loyal, even if they don’t agree with the prediction about the coming Judgment Day. I asked him what the non-believing staff expected to happen at the network after May 21st and Camping said, “I’m not the CEO. God is the CEO. You have to ask him.” When I asked Camping what his plans were for May 21, he told me that he’d probably be watching TV and listening to the radio to hear about what was happening around the world.”
A person close to Family Radio also said this in May,
“I was speculating about this the other day. I believe comments Harold has made recently about Jonah and Nineveh indicate the approach he will take. Here is what I expect him to say:
“You see what has happened? The Bible is correct. Judgment day came, and just as God’s mercy was granted to Nineveh, He has shed His abundant mercy upon us. We can only speculate about what has moved Holy God to forestall judgment. Perhaps it is the reverence of the Japanese in the face of the stress they have faced during the earthquake and tsunami. Or perhaps, in the secret hearts of many who have been listening to Family Radio, we can expect that countless thousands have turned to God and prayed, ‘Oh God have mercy on me.’ We really do not need to know why, but it is obvious that Holy God has shown His mercy. He has validated what He told us in the Bible, validated it fully. We should thank Him, thank Him so deeply. Now it is all the more important, with these extra days He has given us to proclaim His Gospel in all the corners of the earth. So we need to sacrifice financially in every way to spread Family Radio still further and to strengthen this ministry.”
The end of the world has been predicted more than 100 times in the last 100 years.
Thanks to the Dominionist and Zionists, the global Luciferian doctrine that has infiltrated almost every institution and drives majority of philosophies and religions on the planet today and has been aggressively circulating our world since the 1960s. Over the past 40 to 50 years these doomsday beliefs have increased.
The modern Seventh-Day Adventist church, for example, got its start as a splinter group of Baptist preacher William Miller, who predicted the end of the world on Oct. 22, 1844. In the post-doomsday letdown, Miller’s followers struggled to explain what went wrong. The group that would become the Seventh-Day Adventists concluded that on that day, Jesus had shifted his location in heaven in preparation to return to Earth.
Other groups have also survived failed predictions of Armageddon. The Jehovah’s Witnesses made specific predictions about the apocalypse until the early 1990s, when they switched to more vague prophecies. A 1950s doomsday cult known as The Seekers actually bragged to the media after their end-of-the-world prediction failed, saying that their devotion had saved Humanity.
THROUGH A MAGNIFYING GLASS
Camping is in a long line of Christian Pastors who have made themselves prosperous and famous by predicting the end of the world.
Harold Egbert Camping is an American Christian radio broadcaster, president and de-facto owner of The Family Radio Networks, a California-based radio station group that spans more than 150 markets in the United States.
He was born on July 19, 1921, in Colorado, and while a child, his family moved to California. He was raise in a very strict and legalistic Dutch upbringing. He graduated from the University of California, Berkley, in 1942, at the age of 21 with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering but has never had any formal theological education.
When he graduated from college in 1942, WWII was raging and all able bodied male Americans were drafted. Because of the need for civil engineers, Camping was delayed three years from being drafted. When he received his A-1 to serve he was rejected because of a physical problem, a hernia. But what Camping did during the war has not been revealed to the public.
Camping is married with Shirley Vander Schuur and have seven children and 24 grandchildren, but nothing much is known about the family. He and his wife have been members of the Alameda Bible Fellowship, which is a Christian Reformed Church (Dutch). In this church he served as an Elder and a Bible teacher, but he was expelled from the congregation in 1988 when he began to speak about the second coming of Jesus in 1994.
Sometime after WWII was over in 1945, Camping started a construction company and named it, “Camping Construction Company.” According to official information from Family Radio, he later sold his corporation, but I have been unable to find any official website of this company and the only thing search results on the web found is a lawsuit between Camping Construction and Labor Unions in the 1980’s and possible lawsuits relating to asbestos injuries of workers.
But according to Family Radio that after about 25 years in the construction business he sold it and is now living off the money from that sale. When this sale took place is not revealed to the public. He does not receive a salary from Family Stations.
It is a misconception that Harold Camping is the founder of Family Radio. The truth is that the Family Stations, Inc. was founded by Richard Palmquist, who filed the Articles of Incorporation and negotiated for tax exempt status with the IRS. At that time Harold Camping was the owner of Camping Construction Company and Palmquist met with Harold in April 1958 and asked him to help finance the start of a Christian radio station in San Francisco. On February 4, 1959, Palmquist and a small staff started to operate radio station KEAR in San Francisco. The station was purchased with a $20,000 down payment and monthly payments thereafter. Palmquist remained at the radio station until around 1964 when Harold had firmly entrenched himself in the corporation due to the financial help from his construction company.
In 1978, Camping showed his business craftiness, when he sold the original station KEAR (97.3 FM) to CBS Inc. for two million dollars. This was a unique three way transfer, with Family Radio picking up radio station KMPX for one million dollars, as CBS Inc. sold its KCBS-FM (98.9) to the Golden Gate Radio company for $850,000.00.
The old KMPX was traded for a powerful AM station in the San Francisco Bay Area, creating a multi-million dollar cash surplus, which is now being used by Camping to fund Family Radio and buy time on foreign radio stations around the world and spreading his message, sadly, in 40 languages through international affiliates.
In 1961, Camping began to host the “Open Forum” program, a live weeknight call-in program. This is now the platform he uses to teach his theological doctrine.
When Harold sold KEAR in San Francisco, he moved the headquarters to Oakland at 290 Hegenberger Road and was also the headquarters for Camping Construction Company, which was then blended with Family Radio.
In order to further mislead the listeners, the call letters KEAR were transferred to the new station in Oakland, and was transferred again at the last swap. The public has continually been held in the dark as to what was going on behind the scenes. It would be difficult for Camping and his underlings to ask for money from the listeners every hour if the people knew that they have cash reserves in the millions of dollars.
He through Family Radio owns 65 radio stations. In 2009, the nonprofit organization reported in its American IRS (tax) filings that it received $18.3 million in donations, and had assets of more than $104 million, including $34 million in stocks or other publicly traded securities. All tax free.
According to the official story from Family Radio, Camping sold his construction company and devoted his time and effort to being the President of Family Radio, its General Manager, and serves on the board of directors with only two other board members, Scott Smith who is vice president, and Richard VanDyk who is the treasurer/secretary. Camping takes care of personnel problems, decision making, and sets policy. He also hosts Open Forum.
So how does he support himself and the family? Through the brilliantly Vatican invented tax-exemption for churches, of course! But I will deal with this more when go down to history lane in one of the most brilliant looting of the world’s population.
For someone like him, he will have free housing and utilities, drive cars that belong to the church; they have clothing and food allowances and are given petty cash for personal needs. They have medical insurance with no out of pocket expense and all traveling is paid by the church. They live in homes that are furnished with everything needed from kitchen appliances to television sets. This is how many Church pastors live in America.
Camping is notable for applying numerology to his interpretations of Bible passages to predict dates for the End Times. His 2011 end times prediction was that on May 21, 2011 Jesus Christ would return to Earth, the righteous would fly up to heaven, and that there would follow five months of fire, brimstone and plagues on Earth, with millions of people dying each day, culminating on October 21, 2011 with the end of the world. He had previously predicted judgment days on May 21, 1988, and September 6, 1994.
On June 9, 2011, Camping suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. In June, a neighbor stated that his speech has become slurred as a result of the stroke, but on July 15, Family Radio stated that Camping’s speech was unaffected. After leaving the hospital, he moved to a nursing home for rehabilitation, and is now recovering at home. Previously on June 23, Camping’s Family Radio station had announced that it would replace his show, Open Forum, with new programming.
THE MACRO EFFECT
Many people will only see this as a sensational news about a nut case, but that is the brilliance of it. Rarely anyone thinks about the more macro effect of apocalypticism on political beliefs within American subcultures. In America, there is a causal relationship between theology and policy preferences in their voting and support. For political strategist brains like me, we study many things, more importantly, elite behavior and mass attitudes. In America, the politicization of premillennial theology used by various elites as well as its acceptance by and impact on the mass public is very much ingrained. It is fascinating because this is a classic tactic from a political strategist in order to incite the nation into a certain mindset. I highly doubt many noticed, so I am going to have to teach Humanity a little bit about American subculture psychology and I am quite sure I am going to get in trouble for revealing trade secrets. Dear Colleagues, I am doing it for world peace. It’s for a good cause.
World leaders, planners and military strategists require greater understanding of American millennial thought. Millennialism shapes both American culture and U.S. government policy. While most Americans are influenced to some degree by the ideas of pre-millennialism, many are unaware of the philosophical or theological underpinnings. Military and political strategic advisors charged with interpreting policy into strategy and acting on behalf of the nation on the international stage cannot afford to remain ignorant of the effects of pre-millennialism in America. Due to a general lack of awareness of millennialism and an uneasy reticence to discuss religious factors, understanding and analysis of American policies and their motives are often deficient. Additionally, the knowledge of cultural imprint on America that derives from millennialism is impaired among leaders, and this can be problematic for any political or military leader or planner attempting to achieve fruitful strategy, operations and programs with the USA.
Since the beginning of the Republic, various forms of millennial (End times prophecies) religious doctrines, have shaped U.S. national security strategy. Of all doctrines, dispensational pre-millennialism is the one that drives changes in the current U.S. security policy and subsequent commitment of the instruments of national power today. Millennial ideas contribute to a common American understanding of international relations that guide American thinking irrespective of individual religious or political affiliation.
This contemporary form of millennialism took shape during the 1970s. Dispensational pre-millennialism is loosely based on depictions of battle between the forces of good and evil in the biblical Book of Revelation. In the U.S., dispensational pre-millennialism contends that in the very near future Jesus Christ will ‘rapture,’ or remove his church from the Earth. A period of intense tribulations and battles will follow, culminating with a cataclysmic defeat of Satan. Jesus would then establish an earthly kingdom for 1,000 years – the millennium. Today, the theological doctrines of dispensational pre-millennialism contribute significantly to American culture. This has resulted in a pervasive sense of determinism and pessimism that has significant implications for U.S. security policy around the world.
This is the heart and the Achilles heel of America: Millenial-based Foreign Policy is their strategic hubris, and compels them to become more increasingly reckless with their international action, and continues to over-commit the military in ways the Nation cannot afford.
As far as driving the psyché of the masses, this type of tactic is to have collective anxiety over things like apocalyptic war, an Anti-Christ alive and at work somewhere on the Earth and the need to secure our eternal destiny by our own hand and if you understood what I just said, they would usually tie this fear that was incited to a misguided foreign and security policy that will rely upon employment of the military instrument of power. It is meant to water the warmongering seeds being planted.
There is a definite connection between apocalypticism and times of crisis. In a period of crisis, this triggers within the human psyche that will compel the population to look for a different worldview as a coping mechanism. Pre-millennialism is psychologically appealing. Like other theologies, it offers an interpretive framework for events around us.
Pre-millennialism is especially adept at explaining the more troubling aspects of our world. More importantly, pre-millennialism offers not only a hope, but also a genuine expectancy that there may be a way to go to Heaven without dying.
The determinism of millennialism is the quintessential linear thought pattern and coping mechanism. One of the most dramatic effects of millennialism is the underlying theme that the world is moving toward a definite end. The prevalent form of millennialism in America functions as a type of deterministic fatalism. Much of the western world has come to accept that this is simply the way things are and we are disinclined to view the world as cyclical. Hence, the point of this is to make every American get distracted again (with the world leaders), and make them detached from doing anything to stop the war crimes in the Middle East or the current economic woes that their President Obama with Wall Street has caused because Jesus is coming soon.
Yes, it sounds provincial, but many people do think like this. They are oozing in apathy because this type of programming is deeply ingrained in their minds. This is the same with the New Age movement and many other religiously inclined people.
WHEN POLITICS MEETS RELIGION
There was a two-prong attack through the media in May. On May 14 Israel celebrated her 63 anniversary as a nation. Few days after, President Obama gave them a surprise by asking them to go back to their 1967 borders (with a few adjustments).
This is where rich Zionist Camping came in. A few days after this the Obama news was unleashed, Mr. Proven False Prophet, supposedly the one to represent the Christian church, was used. Yes, FALSE for Camping had published the book called, “1994?” and a sequel, “Are You Ready?” More than 80,000 copies of the two books are in print which stand as proof of him being a false prophet. We are all still here, right?
He modifies his statements now in that May 21 was God’s salvation program deadline and that the next five months except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God’s final judgement. It is very important to note in the same website that Camping’s phrase God’s final judgement is concentrated in the word “earthquake”.
Here is now what the world needs to think. Why did he give October 21? What is the political climate that day? No, this is not about comparing his popularity to President Obama who only yielded only 297 thousand hits on Yahoo search of “Obama kills bin Laden”, while “Harold Camping” scored 36.1 million on that week.
I would like to steer all our focus back to the latest US propaganda regarding the Iran-backed assassination of the Saudi Ambassador and claims the “terrorists” have intentions of blowing up Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington. These hints alone should give you a notion of what is going on.
Having that combined with the China bill, with this, it sounds like the ‘war drumming against Iran, China and Russia plus the Muslims’ propaganda is being build up. These three nations are the ones the Dominionist preachers are telling the gullible fanatics around the world that are enemies and Anti-Christ harbingers when it is far from the TRUTH.
Most of some 70 million Americans share various end time shades of beliefs not so different from Camping’s. Together they make up the most powerful and coveted voting bloc in America, recently referred to as “Christian Zionists“. You also know them as Evangelicals and they are pro-war oxymoronic.
Why do people adhere to a neo-religion that was unheard of 200 years ago and that has been proven to be wrong by failed prophets including Pat Robertson, Hal Lindsay, “Left Behind” Tim LaHaye, and the late Jerry Falwell and many others?
Because it is very profitable for Judeo-Christians leaders, who enjoys enormous Jewish and Israeli Zionist support because Christian Zionism is the glue that keeps present day state of Israel alive on the US taxpayer’s dole, $3 trillion and rising.
To truly understand this we must define 21st Century Christian Zionists as those who believe the modern political state of Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical Prophesies. This definition was originated by a friend who noticed years ago that there was no adequate definition to explain this misguided neo-religion to his professing Judeo-Christian friends. All Judeo-Christians have one belief in common, their neo-religion is tied to the state of Israel. Traditional Christianity is not.
Christian Zionists claim that the Biblical prophecies point to the triumph of 21st Century political Israel over its Middle-Eastern neighbors. Can you see what is happening now? You really think this is just about oil? They are following a prophecy about a military victory for modern Israel over, *clears throat*, Iran.
This should alone explain the current chaos the Middle East is going through that majority on this planet is not paying attention to. If they have, they would have removed the NO FLY ZONE on Libya since March, with or without my reports!
The second, more obscure but totally logical, reason for the end times craze since 1948 is that Christian Zionism is so important to political Israel that it is promoted by Jewish Zionists more fervently than most sell Judaism. Several of Israel’s prime ministers, including the late Arial Sharon, Ehud Olmert, and the current Benjamin Netanyahu are secular Jews, who faun over Christian Zionist leaders, including John Hagee. Sharon used the term, Christian Zionist positively to describe his best American friends. Sharon defined it and popularized the phrase.
Thus, Judeo-Christianity, not Judaism, is the practical religion of Israel, especially of its leaders, including the last four prime ministers. If they were forced to save one religion and trash the rest, Judeo-Christianity would likely be their choice.
This is how people got brainwashed into a delusion by Christian Zionist preachers which contributes to our problem with achieving real peace through the use of churches: Judeo-Christians do not have to give more than lip service to caring for their fellow man. They need not make peace where there is war, nor take responsibility for making the world a better place for a later generation because the world is ending anyway. In its core essence, to be “raptured” means one must only convince himself that he believe in the arrival of an illogical, warring Jesus, hardly like loving sacrificial Christ of the New Testament. For many, undying loyalty and support for the political state of Israel is a must.
The vast majority of Christian believers understood the Biblical, Natural Law principle of self-defense. But believing in the right of lawful, God-ordained self-defense was never to be confused with warmongering.
The biggest cheerleaders for the unprovoked, unconstitutional, pre-emptive attack and invasion of Iraq were Evangelical Christians. The same for the war in Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, the attacks in Yemen, etc. Who is calling for the bombing of Iran? Evangelical Christians. Who cheers for sending more and more troops all over the world to maim and kill more and more people (including innocents)? Evangelical Christians. Most evangelical Christians didn’t even bat an eye when the federal government sent military and police personnel to murder American citizens, including old men, women, and children–Christian old men, women, and children, no less–outside Waco, Texas.
Isn’t it interesting that people may read the same Bible where it says “Suffer the little children…” but these people interpret is as “Make the little children suffer”?
Indeed, most Christian Zionists will tell you that political matters have nothing to do with their faith, which is concerned exclusively with their personal salvation. The only exception is with matters concerning political Israel, which still has a special role to play in God’s plan of salvation.
Beliefs along these lines are widespread amongst Evangelical Christians, particularly in the US, where they translate into an aggressively pro-Israel foreign policy. In recent years, the Christian Zionist lobby has played a significant role in supporting and strengthening the special bond that exists between Israel and the West, and members of the church have been actively courted by Israeli nationalists both in the US and in the state of Israel itself!
Jews have the highest percentage voter turnout of any ethnic group and that of the American Jewish population roughly 94 percent live in thirteen key electoral college states which alone are worth enough electoral votes to elect the president. If you add the non-Jews shown by opinion polls to be as pro-Israel as Jews, it is clear Israel has the support of one of the largest veto groups in the U.S.A.
As far as monetary clout, The Washington Post summarized the Center for Responsive Politics’ 1990–2006 data and concluded that “Pro-Israel interests have contributed $56.8 million in individual, group and soft money donations to federal candidates and party committees since 1990.” In contrast, Arab-Americans and Muslim PACs contributed slightly less than $800,000 during the same (1990–2006) period.
In practical terms, when Obama became mildly defiant regarding the 1967 borders, the Zionists were upset. Since then he didn’t do anything else to upset Israel because it will cost him $10 million campaign donations for his re-election in 2012. In American politics, money talks.
We will tackle that in the future video reports because it is very important to understand this driving force behind American Foreign Policy and why we have problems now in the Middle East. There are many layers of reasons for it that they are not telling you. But for now, I think you get the first layer of the picture.
TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, SO HELP THE EVANGELICALS TO WAKE UP, GOD!
Israeli is one of the most speech restricted nations on earth. Through its history, Israel has curtailed the freedom of speech of Christians to evangelize and express their faith equally with Jews. Discriminated against for a century, Christian presence in the Holy Land has shrunk from 20 percent at the beginning of the 20th century to a struggling two percent today. Israel’s formal speech ban on Christian “proselytizing” in Palestine began with its 1977 anti-missionary law mandating a five-year prison term for those offering so much as a gospel tract to an Israeli (See, “Religious Proselytizing: A Smear Term to Silence Christianity”). Similar prohibitions against witnessing to Jewish minors powerfully restrain free speech of both Jewish and Gentile Christians. This includes Christian tourists who must abide by the ban on vigorous public witnessing to Israelis or face deportation.
Today, a harassed minority of Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Maronite Christians expect to be literally spit on daily by Orthodox Jews on the streets of Jerusalem, with no punishment of their harassers by police or the government. Even worse, messianic Jewish and Christian believers, especially in southern Israel and the occupied territories, face constant harassment, discrimination and public insult both by Ultra-Orthodox settlers and also the police they control. Tel Aviv does nothing. (See, “Israeli Christians Worship Under Armed Guard”)
Israel is the ultimate hate crimes bureaucracy. It epitomizes ADL’s definition that a hate crime is “bias-motivated” violence against another because of innate characteristics that include race and religion. Israel’s hate crimes against Palestinians most notoriously began with the Deir Yassin massacre in 1948, leading to widespread violence against 800,000 Palestinians it drove into concentration camps.
Yet Israel and Jewish supremacists consider themselves above the charge of “hate crimes.” Somehow it applies to goyim and Christians but never to Israel or Jewish hate law enforcers.
Why special protection for Jewish supremacists from the charge of hate crimes? It’s because, even when they are persecuting Christians through hate laws, they remain in the evangelical-influenced western world the long-suffering “chosen people,” criticism of whom is anti-Semitic. It’s also because ADL, Israel and their hate laws are founded on the “leaven of hypocrisy” which Jesus said was the most distinctive feature of the Pharisees, founders of modern Talmudic Judaism. Yet because most hypocrites are liars, ultimately seen through, the lies of Israel and even the hate laws which ADL has inflicted on the world are now being questioned by many.
A BRIEF OF THEOLOGY
Let us dissect with the perfected art Luciferian ‘doublespeak’ and give the TRUTH about this man so everyone can keep their life savings for themselves and not give it to people like him. Allow me to teach you a little bit about Eschatology.
Camping considers himself a reformed amillennialist, but he promotes himself as a premillenialist. Both are of course, Luciferian propaganda. But the amusing part of it, is that the groups who believe in either of the two, dislike each other with the postmillenialists. You also have another that is being used, caesaropapism (Cäseropapismus), a political theory coined by Max Weber, in which the head of state, notably the Emperor (‘Caesar’, by extension an ‘equal’ King), is also the supreme head of the church (‘papa’, pope or analogous religious leader). In this form, it inverts theocracy (or hierocracy in Weber) in which institutions of the Church control the state.
Amillennialism is a view in Christian end-times theology named for its rejection of the theory that Jesus Christ will have a thousand-year long, physical reign on the earth. This is in opposition to premillennial and some postmillennial interpretations of chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation.
The amillennial view holds that the thousand years mentioned in Revelation 20 is a symbolic number, not a literal description; that the millennium has already begun and is identical with the current church age, (or more rarely, that it ended with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70). Amillennialism holds that while Christ’s reign during the millennium is spiritual in nature, at the end of the church age, Christ will returnin final judgment and establish a permanent physical reign.
Premillenialism is the belief that Jesus will literally and physically be on the earth for his millennial reign, at his second coming. The doctrine is called premillennialism because it holds that Jesus’ physical return to earth will occur prior to the inauguration of the millennium. It is distinct from the other forms of Christian eschatology such as postmillennialism or amillennialism, which view the millennial rule as occurring either before the second coming, or as being figurative and non-temporal. Premillennialism is largely based upon a literal interpretation of Revelation 20:1-6 in the New Testament which describes Jesus’s coming to the earth and subsequent reign at the end of an apocalyptic period of tribulation. This, with caesaropapism is more likely that is being set up, based on what is going on with the Middle East under the Zionist and Dominionist Agenda.
Premillennialism is often used to refer specifically to those who adhere to the beliefs in an earthly millennial reign of Christ as well as a rapture of the faithful coming before (dispensational) or after (historic) the tribulation preceding the millennium. Post-millennialism, for example, agrees with premillennialism about the future earthly reign of Christ, but disagrees on the concept of a rapture and tribulation before the Millennium begins. Postmillennialists hold to the view that the second coming will happen after the Millennium.
Christian Zionism is wrong because it arises out of a misunderstanding of the Bible. It is dangerous because it sanctions actions that contribute to the supremacy of the state of Israel without regards to their broader consequences, and without any serious evaluation of the moral nature of the actions themselves.
Furthermore, they are completely off-track AND delusional when it comes to hermeneutics!
Biblical prophecy is never normative. In other words, prophecies in the Bible never function as commandments – telling us directly how to determine our relationships with our neighbors. They function to bring us closer to God – generally through repentance. Allow me to flesh this out:
When Amos proclaims God‘s judgement – “For three transgressions of Israel and for four, I will not revoke the punishment” – his purpose is not simply to upset people by telling them that they are about to be destroyed, nor is he giving them an invitation to come and join him in destroying Israel. On the contrary, his purpose is to call his hearers to repentance so that Israel might not be destroyed.
When the prophet Jeremiah rails against the sins of Israel, and predicts that a ‘boiling pot from the north’ will spill over in their direction and destroy everything, this is not designed to shift anybody’s political allegiance from Israel to the northern nation of Babylon (or Assyria).
On the contrary, Jeremiah’s sincere hope always was that the events he prophesied would not come to pass, and when things did take place just as he had predicted, Jeremiah wrote a whole book of Laments, mourning the tragedy of Jerusalem‘s destruction!
The point is, Jeremiah predicted the destruction of Israel, but this does not mean that he endorsed it as a good thing, or wanted to encourage anybody to help make it happen, unlike these people are doing to the world.
True, the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE was the fulfilment of the Jeremiah’s prophecy, but it was still a great tragedy that should have been prevented, and, according to Jeremiah, could have been prevented, had the people turned to their creator in repentance and faith.
Jeremiah’s prophecies did not make the destruction of Jerusalem a morally acceptable act, and if we had been a part of his audience, the correct response would not have been to go and enlist in the Babylonian army so as to join in the looting such as they have done with Iraq, Afghanistan, now in Libya.
Prophecies have a specific spiritual purpose, and it is suppose to function as a shock therapy to wake Humanity up to the fact that something is seriously wrong!
Case in point, Jonah. After his adventure with the big fish, he did end up going to Ninevah and delivering his message: “Yet forty days and Ninevah will be destroyed”.
If you read the entire book, after Jonah delivered his message, he went and found a good vantage point outside of the city and sat there, waiting for the fireworks of God’s wrath to begin. Much to his own chagrin, they did not begin. His prediction was not fulfilled. Why not? Because his prophecy had been successful.
Here’s the distinction: The prophecy was successful in that it caused people to repent, come back to God and live with noble virtues. The result was that the city did not need to be destroyed. God is depicted as being very happy about this. Jonah was not.
Read over the last chapter of the book of Jonah sometime if you’ve missed the details. Jonah treated his prophecy as if he were simply informing people of the inevitable. He fully expected the judgement to happen and believed that it was right and fitting. Indeed, I suspect that nothing would have made Jonah happier than if God had given him the privilege of pressing the button to detonate the fire and brimstone attack upon Ninevah. But it was not to be!
Jonah made the mistake of seeing the destruction of Ninevah as a good thing, simply because he had prophesied it! Can you imagine if Jonah had any Christian Zionists with him, they would probably form an anti-Ninevah foreign policy with a bunch of Zionist think tanks on the basis of his prophecy. They might have further concluded that sending arms to Ninevah’s enemies was an appropriate response to Jonah’s prophecy. Thankfully the people of Ninevah knew how to respond to Jonah‘s words. They repented, which was the purpose of the prophecy all along!
This is what distinguishes real prophecies from both fortune-telling and electioneering. Prophecies are not given for the sake of satisfying anybody’s curiosity about the future, any more than they are designed to help shape 21st century foreign policy. Prophecies are given in order to call people to go back, closer to our Source of ALL, of why we are human beings – to live in peace and harmony with correct priorities in life.
Also, it is important to note that Jonah did not use $100 Million in ads, and did not ask for any donations. That is the real trait of a true prophet. You go in there and do your mission. If God truly sent you, He will take care of how the message gets to the hearts.
NOTE: To those who are not aware, there are also paid remote viewers hired by CIA around the planet whose jobs are to insert thoughts like these and make the weak minds think it is God talking to them. Camping also gets away with much tax free taken from the hardworking, unfortunately naïve, followers, in the middle of massive unemployment, debt and homelessness in America. In my experience, real prophets have an innate quorum of agreement and a sense of knowing. Furthermore, if you are to use the Bible, it specifically says, No man knows the hour. Divine timing changes from day to day depending on what Humanity is doing as a whole.
BLESSED ARE THE REAL PEACE MAKERS
Why are today’s Evangelical Christians not giving a second thought regarding their fellow Christian brothers and sisters in many of these Middle Eastern countries that are being persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and killed by the puppet regimes being put in power by the US government–at US taxpayer (including Christian taxpayer) expense? Thanks to the Zionist media, they missed out on the fact that more Christians have been persecuted under the US-imposed regime in Iraq than were ever persecuted when Saddam Hussein was in power. Under Saddam, there was real equality. Oh! And don’t forget that it was the US government that was responsible for putting Saddam Hussein in power to begin with. The US government set up Osama bin Laden, too.
In addition to the “white” wars that we all know about, the US government authorizes some 70 black ops commando raids in some 120 countries EVERY DAY. In fact, the secret, black ops military of the US is so large today it now totals more personnel than the ENTIRE MILITARY OF CANADA!
In 120 countries across the globe, troops from Special Operations Command carry out their secret war of high-profile assassinations, low-level targeted killings, capture/kidnap operations, kick-down-the-door night raids, joint operations with foreign forces, and training missions with indigenous partners as part of a shadowy conflict unknown to most Americans. Once ‘special’ for being small, lean, outsider outfits, today they are special for their power, access, influence, and aura.
All we hear from today’s “churches” is “bomb,” “attack,” “wipe them out,” etc. Egypt anyone? Then, at the same time, they get all emotional about sending missionaries to the same countries that they had just cheered-on the US military in raining down missiles of death and destruction upon (to bring salvation to the lucky ones that weren’t killed). It is very classic they must be sent to Africa, Middle East and Asia. They are not whites. Therefore, they don’t know Jesus. Very much like the Europeans when they colonized everywhere. They used religion as a tool. Nothing has changed. In fact, it got more sophisticated now. I know of stories where Christian missionaries are actual CIA agents used to infiltrate and spy.
Tell me, with US and Israel having the largest weapons arsenal and their secret ops on the planet, why do people believe there is anyone who would even come close to being a threat against them? During Sept. 11 commemoration, the spin doctors sent out another fearmongering message of “imminent threats” in US soil. Fast forward, they are all using Iran again. If you do pay close attention, Iran, China and Russia are always the targets. Why? Prophecy interpretations.
All wars would grind to a screeching halt tomorrow if the Evangelical Christians would simply stop supporting it! And the thing that most evangelical Christians fail to realize is that the Warfare State is one of the primary tools that the evil one is using to usher in his devilish New World Order that even babes in Christ know to be of Satan (of Lucifer, depending on what prefer). Hence, Christians are helping to promote the very thing that Satan, himself, is using to enslave them. Satan in Hebrew means Adversary. Tell me, WHO is the real Satan of Humanity?
Apropos, Robertson and Falwell were the ring leaders for the incitement of anti-homosexual movement in America and spreading it to the world and politics. It all started with them in the 1960s. Thus the ones who are using it as political platform in the USA are product from their pulpits, and now being passed on to the young. Propaganda all the way. However, they did not of course tell the Americans that the person who paid for the first English translation of the Bible, King James, was a flaming homosexual, nor do they tell people that these many of these Evangelicals with their holier-than-thou politicians are also practicing this. If they want to be technical, this was not even an issue during King James time. We can go on and on about this.
Again, Biblical prophecy has never been normative for people of faith. It is the commandments that are normative. You know the ones – ‘love God and love your neighbor’. These are the Divine commands that inform our actions and tell us how we ought to behave towards our neighbors. And it is only on the basis of these commandments that we can construct a Biblically-based foreign policy – on the basis of love!
Pay attention, Humanity. “They” are lining up NGOs, religious groups, media and every institution to get the people endorse Armageddon planned by the Corporatists. This is big piece of distraction again. The U.S. 2012 electioneering sounds like it has switched to using “emotional strings” phase.
If China and Russia with the other nations who abstained from UN SC 1973, NO FLY ZONE does not remove it now and hold NATO with France, UK and USA accountable for war crimes, the Christian Zionists will continue to fulfill their preferred Apocalypse prophecies. I continue to hope that people will wake up and understand that this is bigger than what they see. We can stop the downward spiral towards World War now. Give true PEACE a real chance.
AUTHOR: Lady Michelle Jennifer Santos, Founder & Publisher and Strategy/Peace Negotiator with the UN Security Council Special Envoy to the Arab Nations (BIO)