The Mark of the Beast – Part VII

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 673

“We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . .”

ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As you read this week’s news you will recognize the United States has morphed into the “image to the Roman beast” foretold 2,000 years ago by Jesus Christ and exposed as “the great Satan, the wounded snake, and enemy number one” thirty years ago by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, yet Christian ministers so-called cannot see it today. We are at the collapse of the world system.

I Peter 5:6-9 admonished, “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: cast all your care upon Him; for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: resist him steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are inflicted on other Christians around the world [including Iran]”.

Do not restrict yourself to just reading this weekly Church Newsletter but send copy to a friend, and make full use of the Christian Resources of the Church Website. This week’s main article, The Mark of the Beast – Part VII should complete our study on this subject for the present.

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.

Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott

Ultra-Orthodox defend Right to kill Gentiles

February 9, 2011 — In the past two weeks, two more Palestinians have been murdered by Ultra-Orthodox settlers. (See Haaretz articles: “Palestinians: Rock-throwing teen shot dead by West Bank settlers” and “Palestinian killed after settlers open fire in West Bank village”). Now “a senior figure in religious Zionism,” Rabbi Dov Lior, chief rabbi of Arba, is being sought by police for questioning. Dov Lior publicly agrees with the controversial book
The King’s Torah, that Jews have the right to kill Gentiles.

The rabbi refuses to report to police headquarters, saying he “will not take part in the dishonoring of the Torah.” Two thousand of his supporters gathered around his home Tuesday, barring police from serving the warrant. Haaretz reports that Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari also supports the rabbi and calls the warrant a travesty. “This is a regime of fear… The issuance of an arrest warrant against a great Torah figure of such magnitude, when all this is about is the backing he gave to a book, is a crossing of a red line, McCarthyism. . .” he said.

Actually, this is just mild unpleasantness between the Israeli government and Ultra-Orthodox Jews who interpret the Talmud and Zohar (Kabala) literally—as the Pharisees who wrote these books intended. The government also venerates the Talmud. But it must appear to protect the rights of Palestinians and Arabs in the Occupied Territories. That isn’t made easier by the facts that Israel’s chief rabbinate is now largely controlled by Ultra-Orthodox or that Orthodoxy is the official religion of Israel.

How intent is the government on prosecution of Lior? As could be expected, the case against Rabbi (and former MK) Yaakov Yosef, who coauthored The King’s Torah and was arrested in January 2010, was thrown out because of “incorrect procedures” by the police. Full story:

Comment: To Jewry “Torah” means its antithesis, the so-called ‘Oral’ Torah, or Talmud “that makes the Word of God of none effect” (Matthew 15:9). For information on this developing conflict, read: “The Complete Guide for Killing Gentiles.”

Dresden . . . a Real Holocaust

February 13, 2011 — There are thousands of movies, books and memorials dedicated to the victims of Nazi Germany, yet, the enormous amount of war crimes committed by the WWII victors upon innocent German people during and after WWII are unofficially made taboo subjects by the mainstream media. My little letter only scratches the surface of truth.

victims of dresdenDresden in 1945 was a beautiful city of 650,000 people. On February 13 of that year, the city was bulging with about 750,000 refugees camped in parks, and on the sidewalks and streets, having fled from the path of the invading Soviet Army. Everyone felt safe there, for Dresden was not a military target; it was a hospital city, boasting 25 major medical facilities. The city didn’t manufacture war material, and so was left undefended. . .

Figures range between 450,000 to 600,000 people killed in Dresden. It was man’s worst massacre. The ominous 13th of February should be designated as a day of mourning and remembrance. . . Full story:

Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, at the Yalta Three Jewish murderers, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Yalta Conference. . . “This is not to say that the mountains of corpses left in Dresden were ignored by the Nuremberg Tribunal. In one final irony, the prosecution presented photographs of the Dresden dead as “evidence” of alleged National Socialist atrocities against Jewish concentration-camp inmates! Churchill, the monster who ordered the Dresden slaughter, was knighted, and the rest is history. The cold-blooded sadism of the massacre, however, is brushed aside by his biographers, who still cannot bring themselves to tell how the desire of one madman to “impress” another one led to the mass murder of up to a half million men, women and children.” Full story: The “terrible Swedish Jew,” Eisenhower, murdered millions of unarmed, capitulated Germans in real extermination camps after the war was over.

The Shame of being an American…

February 15, 2011 — The United States government has overestimated the amount of shame that it and American citizens can live down. On February 15 ‘the indispensable people’ had to suffer the hypocrisy of the US Secretary of State delivering a speech about America’s commitment to Internet freedom while the US Department of Justice (sic) brought unconstitutional action against Twitter to reveal any connection between WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning, the American hero who, in keeping with the US Military Code, exposed US government war crimes and who is being held in punishing conditions not permitted by the US Constitution. The corrupt US government is trying to create a ‘conspiracy’ case against Julian Assange in order to punish him for revealing US government documents that prove beyond every doubt the mendacity of the US government.

This is pretty bad, but it pales in comparison to the implications revealed on February 15 in the British newspaper, The Guardian. . .

“Curveball” represents a new level of immorality. Rafid al-Janabi shares responsibility for one million dead Iraqis, 4 million displaced Iraqis, a destroyed country, 4,754 dead American troops, 40,000 wounded and maimed American troops, $3 trillion of wasted US resources, every dollar of which is a debt burden to the American population and a threat to the dollar as reserve currency, ten years of propaganda and lies about terrorism and al Qaeda connections, an American “war on terror” that is destroying countless lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and which has targeted Iran, and which has destroyed the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, and the civil liberties that they guarantee. And the piece of lying excrement, Rafid al-Janabi, is proud that he brought Saddam Hussein’s downfall at such enormous expense. . . a totally incompetent American government has bought enormous instability to its puppet states in the Middle East, because it desperately wanted to believe faulty ‘intelligence’ from Germany that an immoralist provided evidence that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction.

And America is a superpower, an indispensable nation. . . What a total joke!
Full story: Paul Craig Roberts

Conspiracy Tactics from the Chamber

The three so-called monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, claim Abraham as their father, however their polytheistic convictions inculcated by a constant infusion of false history, theology and lying psychology from cradle to grave induce them to willfully or ignorantly worship the Babylonian trinity of gods, whereby they repudiate the faith of Abraham and Words of God’s vindicated prophets. Unknown to the average worshipper, the motivation of each of these religious systems is “the will to power,” and the object of their devotion is Satan, “the [false] god of fortresses,” typed by and worshipped as the rebel, Nimrod (Daniel 11:38; Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, p. 30-52). Thus Satan is worshipped by every nation, tribe and tongue as Ninus, Bacchus, Tammuz, Osiris, Iswara, Krishna, Deoius, Jupiter, Plutus, Hercules, the Anglo-Saxon Zer-Nebo-Gus or “seed of the prophet Cush,” Neptune, Kronos, Centaur, Sagittarius of the Zodiac, Khons, Consus, Apollo, Jesus Christ, etc., whereas Allah corresponds to the Babylonian god Baal of whom Arabs knew long before Mohammed worshipped him as the supreme God.

We must understand that God deals personally one on one with those He calls His Own. Although we identify with a group of genuine believers in the present Truth—what Jesus is doing nowGod will only identify with individual members who are His elect. He deals with Israel as a nation, but only in the Land of their Covenant, and only with an election, so that when “all Israel is born-again in one day” it will number only 144,000 souls, because in God’s eyes the majority of the group is not Israel (Romans 9:6; 11:26; Isaiah 66:8; Revelation 7:4-8). There are any number of Jewish, even Mosaic denominations, thousands of so-called Christian denominations, and scores of Islamic denominations; not one of these is in the “common faith.” Faith is the mind of God in you—not in the group; it cannot change and will never fail. Anything else is the hiss of the Serpent and the mark of the beast.

Satan has a religion or form of worship for every one, no matter how he is deceived, and like these so-called monotheistic religions, each option bears the mark of the beast, which is the wisdom of human reasoning against the revealed Word of God. And “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God,” so the kingdom of Satan is built by adding to or taking from His Word (Matthew 4:4; Revelation 22:17-19).

The crime of seeking a medium sealed the doom of king Saul (I Chronicles 10:13), and from this time to the days of Isaiah there is no mention of mediums in the history of Israel. Hezekiah ascended the throne of Judah in about 726BC, just five years before the Lord God sent Assyria to disperse the apostate northern kingdom of Israel for adopting the trinity. Before Hezekiah’s sons were born, Isaiah prophesied they would be taken captive to serve as eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon (II Kings 20:18). The name “Manasseh,” which means forgetting, was given to the heir to the throne as a pledge of amnesty of past discords between Israel and Judah, and a bond of union between Hezekiah’s crown and the northern kingdom. It embodied his cherished policy to take advantage of Shalmanasser’s overthrow of the rival northern kingdom and gather the remnant which was not transported and attach them to one divinely sanctioned worship at Jerusalem (II Chronicles 30:6, 18).

Hezekiah had allied himself with Babylon against Assyria but when he foolishly displayed his treasures to the Babylonian ambassadors, Isaiah foretold the Captivity (Isaiah 39). Manasseh inherited his father’s legacy of ambition and close union with Babylon which Isaiah had condemned, and the idolatry Hezekiah had checked, not stifled (Isaiah 65:3-4) rekindled so that the abominations of various lands, especially of Babylon, were brought together in Jerusalem. “He built altars for Baalim and made a grove [with phallic poles for his consort Ashtoreth, for which women dedicated to impurity wove hangings for the Temple] as had king Ahab of Israel . . . and built altars for the host of heaven in the two courts of the Lord’s house . . . He made his sons pass through the fire [to the Ammonite god Moloch (Leviticus 18:21; 20:2-5), and in imitation of the Babylonians he] observed times, used enchantments, witchcraft, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards” (II Kings 21:2-6; II Chronicles 33). Manasseh build houses for Sodomites and their unspeakable practices adjacent to the Temple (II Kings 23:7), cast down the altar of sacrifice, displaced the ark of the Covenant, ignored the sabbath (II Chronicles 33:16; 35:3) and sawed Isaiah in half for his faithful protest (Hebrews 11:37; Isaiah 57:1-4; Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, x, 3:1).

In consequence of these abominable practices the Lord God of Israel promised a judgment so terrible that the ears of him who heard it would tingle: He would level Jerusalem to the ground, even as He destroyed Samaria, and treat the holy city as one wipes a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down lest a single drop of moisture should remain (II Kings 21:12-13).

Josiah succeeded Manasseh and despite his zeal, his reformation was transient. To the very last the infatuated nation shunned the Word of the Lord and followed false prophets and enchanters, so that His Temple and Jerusalem were razed and Judea’s citizens transported to Babylon for a lifetime (Jeremiah 27:9-10). Indeed Zechariah 13:2 prophesied that Israel would be a land of idolatry and false prophets until the 144,000 elect are born-again. “In that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more: and I will cause the prophets and spirit of uncleanliness to pass out of the land.” This prophecy is affirmed by Jesus Christ, who prophesied that even after the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth Week, Israel will be known as spiritualist, apostate, and profane like “Sodom and Egypt, and as the place where the Lord of glory was crucified” (Revelation 11:8).

The testimony of the Bible against magical arts, false gods and witchcraft is consistent in both Testaments (Deuteronomy 18:12), and found in the catalog of those who will have their part in the lake of Fire and warned that they shall never walk the streets of the golden city (Revelation 21:8; 22:15).

Brother Branham said, “All the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true Bride. This image will try to keep the Bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches, the true Church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His Bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

The purpose of this detail is to provide citations in support of the fact that although most so-called and self-styled Jews, so-called Christians, and Moslems are in ignorance, they are in fact still pagans worshipping the Babylonian trinity of gods, for which apostasy God consigned Israel to exile from the land of the Covenant—the greatest reproach that can be brought upon an Israelite, and brought Judea under Gentile dominion unto the consummation of life (Daniel 2; Romans 11:25).
These people bear the mark of the beast NOW, and know it not.

Jewish scholars and those who wrote the Talmud and Cabala consciously teach and worship a trinity of gods. Their false religion is intellectual reasoning and not faith (Deuteronomy 18:15-22). In The Life and Times of Jesus the MessiahAlfred Edersheim lists 456 Old Testament passages Messianically applied in the most ancient rabbinic writings supported by more than 558 separate quotations from the Targumim the two Talmuds, and the most ancient Midrashim, and frequently from the well-known work Yalkut (APPENDIX IX to Vol. i. Book II. ch. v).

According to the Zohar itself, the “mysteries of Wisdom” were imparted by God to Adam whilst he was still in the garden of Eden and from Adam the Cabala was passed to Seth, thence to Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Moses, one of its principal exponents. Other Jewish authorities declare that Moses received it for the first time on Mount Sinai and communicated it to the seventy elders, by whom it was handed down to David and Solomon, then to Ezra and Nehemish, and finally to the great Cabalists of history, including Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Rabbi Isaac Luria. Luria (1533-1572) allegedly received a new Cabala from the prophet Elijah and inaugurated the modern Cabalistic school in Florence. His doctrines were organized into a practical system by the Khazar Hasidim of Eastern Europe for the writing of amulets, the conjugation of demons, mystical juggling with numbers and letters, etc., (Jewish Encyclopaedia, “Cabala“). This is the mark of the beast: wisdom against the revealed Word of God.

Cabalistic Tree of lifeThe concept of a unity in a trinity or even more gods, has its roots within the ancient Jewish traditions of the Cabala. In this late Cabalistic tradition, originating in the 16th century in the city of Safed, an ancient town in the mountains of Northern Israel, an essential part of the representations of the Tree of Life or Etz Hayim is a set of three vertical lines of light, each line being headed by Sefirot (numbers or degrees of altruistic quality at the top). These three Sefirot form a spiritual or heavenly triangle, which rules the whole earthly part of the Tree of Life. It is obvious that Sefirot of Kether (or Crown), the uncreated First Splendour—pure and luminous light pulsating in boundless, undivided space; Chochmah (or Wisdom), the Second Splendor, whose division is the initial impulse to creative action, and the beginning of all things; and Binah (or Understanding), by which three-dimensional form limits force and embodies the dynamic qualities which by attraction and resistance, connect and challenge, move and transmit, harmonize and mobilize creative forces into being. This is one form of expressing the Cabalistic trinity.

first three Splendours of Cabalistic Tree of LifeThis image portrays the trinity in a Cabalistic definition from an illuminated manuscript in Seville Cathedral. The Sephiroth read PATER, FILIUS, SPIRITUS SANCTUS, DEUS: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, with God in the center. The Paths read NON EST and EST: “Is Not” and “Is.” This is identical to the Cabalistic definition of the trinity, an artistic variation on the full Tree of Life. Compare the position of the Sun in the center on the full Tree and the Christian Tree. This is identical to the diagram employed by the “Jesus Only,” or Pentecostal Oneness people, in which they portray a three-spoked wheel and hub which is God. The spokes, which run from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to the hub bear the word “is” as the illuminated manuscript says in French, “est,” while the rim between the three says “is not.” Both the Jesus Only reckoning and this variation on the Cabalistic Tree of Life contain a measure intellectual truth, but without revelation they are ultimately erroneous.

Those to whom Jesus Messiah, the mystery of God is revealed (Revelation 10:7) will recognize a marvelous truth in this “Tree of Life,” hidden from the Cabalist’s intellectual reasoning against Moses and the prophets, and it is certainly not a trinity but what we explained in our series, The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose.” The above diagrams and three related diagrams explain g-d and creation according to Cabalistic gematria, and seek to explain God’s purpose, but without faith (II Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 1:9-23). However, they do imply that “If the rejection of Israel meant the reconciliation of the world, what must their acceptance be, but life from the dead” (Romans 11:15)?

It is said that Lurianic teachings and Hasidism (i.e. piety), a movement founded by Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer (1700-1760) also known as the Baal Shem Tov, were created by the Vatican to destroy and replace the true Torah with false teaching and confusing content, effectively penetrating the Jewish mind. Clearly this task was accomplished centuries before the birth of Jesus Messiah by the lewd teachings that became the false ‘Oral’ Torah or Palestinian and Babylonian Talmud.

Jewish Cabalism has been the secret haunt of the trinity doctrine since the days of the Captivity. Even prior to their eviction from the Holy Land, the Jews worshiped a trinity in the form of “Baal, Ashtoreth, and Tammuz.” In Egypt the Israelites served the Egyptian trinity, Isis, Osiris, and Horus (Joshua 24:14). And while Moses was in the mount Israelites changed the glory of their invisible God into the likeness of a calf the Egyptians had worshipped (Exodus 20:4-5; 32; Acts 7:40-41); Elijah confronted the trinitarians on Mount Carmel (I Kings 18:21), and each prophet in his generation excoriated this pagan concept and forbad its application to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This carnal explanation of godhead in the relationship of a God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost entered Christendom at the First Nicaea Council in 325AD through the mysticism of Pharisaism, now called Judaism (Revelation 2:1-17).

Perhaps the most celebrated Jewish Gnostic of the Christian era was Philo Judaeaus (20BC-AD50),of Alexandria, who in AD40 undertook a mission to Caligula to protest against the emperor’s claim to divinity. In his writings he attempted to reconcile Judaism with Platonic and Stoic ideas. His daughter Bernice, was the wife of Herod Agrippa, who tried the apostle Paul. Philo is recognized as the first who “openly” applied Babylonian and Greek methods of mysticism in an allegorical re-interpretation of the Scriptures. He considered the Greek philosophers on a level with the Prophets and believed their logic, reasonings, and hypostasis were divine in origin. Later, so did the Judaeo-Roman and Judaeo-Greek Catholics. Many Jews, following Philo’s beliefs, Hellenized, and adopted the trinity concept of Plato and applied it to their God. This Gnosticism is known as Cabalism, and is the spiritual and metaphysical strength of the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds. Few know that behind Jewish mysticism is the secret belief in a triad of gods in interlocking trinities. These powers or elohims are pictured in the ten emanations of the Sefiroth, or Tree of Life, in Cabalism. This mysticism invalidates the literal meaning and interpretation of the Scriptures.

By the time of Athanasius (293AD-373AD), Platonism had reached its intellectual peak in Egypt where Judaism had conformed to its philosophical reasoning of the trinitarian nature of godhead. Paul and the apostles being led of the Spirit were acquainted with Platonism, rejected its “philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Colossians 2:8). Thus it took another 275 years before Satan and his dupes, led by Athanasius, were able to impose this heresy upon the nominal church, and a further 126 years before the Bible-denying so-called Nicene Creed was approved in 451 at Chalcedony by a council of men without revelation by the Spirit.

Athanasius was a Greek philosopher inside the pre-Nicaea church who learned this philosophy in university where he studied and applied it brilliantly to the Scriptures as none before him. Despite the absence of the word “trinity” in the Bible the genius and diplomatic power of this young deacon persuaded the unregenerate bishops, already imbued with Greek philosophy, to fall for his re-interpretation of monotheism contrary to the “foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself, the chief corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20).

With church and state united and the Babylonian trinitarian religion officially joined to the Judaeo-Roman impersonation of Christianity, Satan now had access to the Name of Christ and as we have shown, he was enthroned as God in worship. With the help of federal aid the churches fell heir to beautiful buildings lined with white marble images of Roman idols that were renamed as departed saints. It was in this Age that the Imperial “beast” of Revelation 13:3 was wounded to death and restored to power as the “Holy Roman Empire.” As a material nation Rome had suffered much depletion and soon would suffer it completely; but it mattered not now, for her religious empire would keep her on top of the world governing from the inside where she would not appear to do so from the outside.

Once the Nicene Council had swung the power of political Rome to the church, it seemed that there were no limits to which this first organized church would go. The name, Christian, which originally brought persecution, now became the name of the persecutors. It was in this Age that Augustine of Hippo (354-430) set forth the precept that the church ought and MUST use force if necessary to bring her children back into the fold, and that it was in harmony with the Word of God to kill the heretics and apostates. In his controversy with the Dentists he wrote. . . “It is indeed better that men should be led to worship God by teaching than that they should be driven to it by fear of punishment or pain, but it does not follow that because the former course produces the better men, therefore those who do not yield to it should be neglected. For many have found advantage (as we have proved and are daily proving by actual experience) in being first compelled by fear or pain, so that they might afterwards be influenced by teaching, so that they might follow out in act what they have already learned in word. . . whilst those are better who are guided aright by love, those are certainly more numerous who are corrected by fear. For who can possibly love us more than Christ, Who laid down His life for the sheep?

Yet after calling Peter and the other apostles by His Words alone, when He came to summon Paul, He not only constrained him with His voice, but even dashed him to the earth with His power; and that He might forcibly bring one who is raging amidst the darkness of infidelity, to desire the Light of the heart, He first struck him with physical blindness of the eyes. Why therefore should not the Church use force in compelling her lost sons to return? The Lord Himself said, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in.’ Wherefore if the power which the Church has received by divine appointment in it’s due season, through the religious character and faith of kings, be the instrument by which those who are found in the highways and hedges—that is in heresies and schisms—are compelled to come in, then let them not find fault with being compelled.”

The Judaeo-Roman Catholic false church ruled by “will to power,” like her Talmudic mother and Islamic offspring, denies God’s gift of free will to every man. From the time of Augustine of Hippo, and especially through the Dark Ages, the children of the flesh persecuted and destroyed the children of the Spirit, though both claim one Father even as Ishmael and Isaac. So the darkness of spiritual corruption deepened and the true Light of God faded until it glowed ever so faintly in ever so few. Yet the promise of God held true, “The light shines in darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it.” With the power of the state behind her the church was literally physically invincible. Religion and politics are coming together again. The tares are being bound. The wheat will soon be ready for the garner, then church and state will be united, and Satan incarnate in Rome’s pope will rule the world and force the mark of the beast as prophesied in Revelation 13:15-18 and 17:11-18.

However, “The Lord God will do nothing without first sending a vindicated prophet with warning and a way to escape impending judgment” (Amos 3:7-8), and these last days He has sent and vindicated William Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11, Revelation 1:1, 3:14, and 10:7, whose ministry has restored the apostolic faith away from pagan trinitarianism and baptism in three Titles to the true Oneness of the godhead and Scriptural water baptism, and “finished the mystery of God” to call the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4; Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:46-57). Brother Branham was the third and last angel of Revelation 14:9-11, “Shouting, If anyone worships the beast and its image, and receives his mark on their forehead, or on his hand, he too will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured undiluted into the cup of His anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the Presence of the Lamb. And [like Rome] the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever, and they have not rest by day and by night, who worship the beast and its [once Protestant] image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.” God must also show a sign in the heavens (Genesis 1:14; Psalm 19), as He has in fulfillment of Revelation 1:7, 14, Daniel 7:9, Matthew 26:64, and Acts 1:9-11 displayed on our main page.

“The Lion [of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)] has roared, who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken, who can but proclaim it (Revelation 10:8-11; 22:17-19)? We are at the end of the Gentile dispensation. The world is in a Sodom condition, and “as it was in the days of Lot” God’s prophet has discerned the thoughts and intents of people’s hearts, revealing “Jesus Christ, the same, yesterday, and today, and forever”—the last sign Jesus promised before the end of our dispensation (Hebrews 4:12; 13:8; Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18). And as it was in the days of Noah, Adam’s apostate race is in miscegenation with the race of Cain, a global repetition of the original sin, which is genocide to Adam’s race as prophesied by Jesus Christ (Genesis 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37). ‘Multiculturalism’ is accursed of God who separated the different races by language, geography, and culture (Genesis 1:11). But our political, religious and ‘intellectual’ mis-leaders who bear the mark of the beast pit wisdom against God’s revealed Word (faith), inviting the enemy of God and man to divide and conquer civilization by introducing diverse races and religions such as the innocent Islamic people who are inassimilable because sharia does not distinguish religion from politics, church from state, and for personal advantage these politicians have sold the nation to demographic genocide. This brings us to the third so-called monotheistic religion.

Islam is also trinitarian, absolutely unrelated to Abraham by faith but built on the cult of Allah the pagan Moon god which Mohammed transformed into a monotheistic pagan religion. As the German scholar Johannes Hauri points out: “Mohammed’s monotheism was just as much a departure from true monotheism as the polytheistic ideas [of Judaism and Rome – Ed.] . . . Mohammed’s idea of God is out and out deistic” (quoted in Zwemer, Muslim Doctrines, p. 21).

“In recent years I have become increasingly convinced that for an adequate understanding of the career of Muhammad and the origins of Islam great importance must be attached to the existence in Mecca of belief in Allah as a “high god.” In a sense this is a form of paganism, but it is so different from paganism as commonly understood that it deserves separate treatment” (Dr. William Montgomery Watt, Muhammad’s Mecca, p. vii. See also his article, “Belief in a High God in Pre-Islamic Mecca,” Journal of Semitic Studies, vol. 16, 1971, p. 35-40).

“There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews” (Caesar Farah, Islam: Beliefs and Observations (New York: Barrons, 1987), p. 28). According to Middle East scholar E. M. Wherry, whose translation of the Quran is still used today, in pre-Islamic times Allah-worship, as well as the worship of Baal, were both astral religions in that they involved the worship of the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars (E. M. Wherry, A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran (Osnabruck: Otto Zeller Verlag, 1973), p. 36). As the moon and the evening star are associated in the heavens, so too were Allat and al-‘Uzza (Venus) together in religious belief, and so too are the crescent and star conjoined on the flags of Arab countries today (Jack Finegan, The Archeology of World Religions, 1952, p. 482-485, 492). The Aus and Khazraj tribes of Medina were the most prominent worshipers of their sister, Manat.

In Arabia, the Sun god was viewed as a female goddess and the Moon as the male god. As has been pointed out by many scholars such as Alfred Guilluame, the Moon god was called by various names, one of which was Allah (Alfred Guillaume, Islam (London: Penguin Books, 1954), p. 6)! The name Allah was used as the personal name of the Moon god, in addition to other titles that could be given to him.

the three daughters of AllahSura 23:91 states, “Never did Allah take to Himself a son . . .” (10.68; 17.111; 18.4; 19:35; 25:2, etc.), however Allah, the Moon god, was married to the Sun goddess. Together they produced three goddesses who were called “the daughters of Allah.” These three goddesses were called Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat. The daughters of Allah, along with Allah and the Sun goddess, were viewed as “high” gods at the top of the pantheon of Arabian deities. And “Along with Allah, however, they worshipped a host of lesser gods and daughters of Allah” (Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, I:61). Each daughter had a separate shrine near Mecca. In Sura 53:19-22, Mohammed commanded Muslims to pray to Allah’s three daughters as intercessors: “Near it is the Garden of Abode. Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!) (His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong! For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest! Have ye seen Lat, and ‘Uzza, And another, the third (goddess), Manat? These are the exalted cranes (intermediaries) Whose intercession is to be hoped for. What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female? Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair”! The text in italics is the “Satanic Verse” that was expurgated from the Koran. This was the refrain that the Quraysh tribe used to chant as they circumambulated the Ka’ba: “Al-Lat, and al-Uzza and Manat, the third, the other; indeed these are exalted (or lofty, ‘ula) gharaniq; let us hope for their intercession” (The Hajj, F. E. Peters, p 3-41, 1994). The ammendation is in opposition to Malachi 3:6, Galatians 1:8-9 and Hebrews 13:8.

worship of Moon god The symbol of the worship of the Moon god in Arabian culture and elsewhere throughout the Middle East was the crescent Moon. Archaeologists have dug up numerous statues and hieroglyphic inscriptions in which a crescent Moon was seated on top of the head of the deity to symbolize the worship of the Moon god. While the Moon was generally worshiped as a female deity in the ancient Near East, the Arabs viewed it as a male deity. The pope’s monstrance shows the Moon (Astarte) that will receive the eucharistic Son/Sun god, Baal. worship of Moon god

An Allah idol was set up at the Kabah along with all the other idols. The pagans prayed toward Mecca and the Kabah because that is where their gods were stationed. The worship of the Moon god extended far beyond the Allah-worship in Arabia, the entire Fertile Crescent was involved in the worship of the Moon. This, in part, explains the early success of Islam among Arab groups that traditionally had worshiped the Moon god. The use of the crescent Moon as the symbol for Islam placed on the flags of Islamic nations and on the top of mosques and minarets harkens back to the days when Allah was worshiped as the Moon god in Mecca. While this may come as a surprise to many Christians who have wrongly assumed that Allah was simply another name for the God of the Bible, educated Muslims generally understand this point.

The Quraysh tribe into which Muhammad was born was particularly devoted to Allah, the Moon god, and especially to Allah’s three daughters who were viewed as intercessors between the people and Allah. The worship of the three goddesses, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat, played a significant role in the worship at the Kabah in Mecca. The first two daughters of Allah had names which were feminine forms of Allah. The literal Arabic name of Muhammad’s father was Abd-Allah. His uncle’s name was Obied-Allah. These names reveal the personal devotion that Muhammad’s pagan family had to the worship of Allah the Moon god, as confirmed in notes on the background of Islam.

“The name Allah, as the Quran itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia. Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophorous names in inscriptions from North Africa” (Arthur Jeffery, ed., Islam: Muhammad and His Religion (New York: The Liberal Arts Press, 1958) p. 85). The word comes from the compound Arabic word, ‘al-ilah’. ‘Al’ is the definite article “the” and ‘ilah’ is an Arabic word for “god.” It is not a foreign word. It is not even the Syriac word for God. It is pure Arabic. (For an interesting discussion of the origins of ‘Allah,’ see J. Blau, “Arabic Lexigraphical Miscellanies.” Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol XVII, No. 2, 1972, p. 173-190).

“Allah is a pre-Islamic name. . . corresponding to the Babylonian Bel” (Encyclopedia of Religion, eds. Paul Meagher, Thomas O’Brian, Consuela Aherne (Washington DC: Corpus Pub., 1979), I:117). “The origin of this goes back to pre-Muslim times. Allah is not a common name meaning “God” (or a “god”), and the Muslim must use another word or form if he wishes to indicate any other than his own peculiar deity. “Allah is a proper name, applicable only to their [Arabs’] peculiar God” (James Hastings, Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1908), I:326).

The three self-proclaimed monotheistic ‘Abrahamic’ religions are found to be polytheistic imposts devised and deployed by God’s enemy to exploit those who are content with a second-hand religion delivered by a possibly sincere, but sincerely wrong rabbi, priest, minister, or imam. But where will this leave mankind when grace ends and the Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 minister to an election of blood Israelites in Israel—among whom Gentile so-called Jews will be non persona grata? After seven years, “the [Devil-incarnate] beast will be taken, and with him the pope who wrought miracles in his presence, by which he deceived all who received the mark of the beast, and who served his image. These two will be cast alive into a lake of Fire burning with brimstone” (Revelation 19:20).

Judaism is not the faith of Abraham, the patriarchs, Moses and the prophets of Israel, but its pharisaic antithesis; almost all so-called Jews are diverse non-Semitic peoples who have been deceived by men with the “will to power” in pursuit of Lucifer’s totalitarian one world government proclaimed by the lewd Babylonian Talmud and spiritualist Cabala. Their claims on God rest upon mythology (Isaiah 8:9-22). Besides, the meaning of the modern word “Jew,” which first appeared in the Bible in the latter part of the eighteenth century, is contrary to the two words it has replaced.

Addressing Israel in about 780BC Hosea 6:1-2 prophesied, “Come, and let us return to the Lord: for He has torn, and He will heal us; He has smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us, and on the third day He will raise us up and we may once more live before Him.” We are 2,790 years into the third day of one thousand years, and before the nation of Israel is “raised up” and “born in one day” in “the time of Jacob’s trouble,” then martyred (Isaiah 66:8; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 27:25; Revelation 6:11; 14:1-5; 12 – 15:4), grace will have ended for we Gentiles. So if you are a non-Semitic self-styled Jew in Adam’s race who hears the Voice of the Lord in this message, do not harden your heart, like the genuine blood Israelites “in the provocation in the wilderness,” but repent, and seek the Lord Jesus Christ, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who manifest in virgin-born flesh to pay sin’s price as YOUR sinless kinsman Redeemer under God’s Law.

From the inauguration of Christ’s Church in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost to the close of the seventh or Laodicean Church Age in March, 1963, when Revelation 4, 5 and 10:1-7 were fulfilled and the Seven Seals revealed, Christ was in the office Son of God and Mediator. Then the revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal (Revelation 8:1) “finished the mystery of God,” unfolding the mysteries of the Seven Thunders which were “sealed up” during the delay of intercession for the ignorance of the Church Age who with only PART-Word could not otherwise have been born-again. However, while the Book was sealed the “synagogue of Satan” insinuated itself into the circle of believers and introduced polytheism, the Judaeo-Roman Catholic and Judaeo-Greek (Orthodox) trinities, Unitarianism (since adopted by Jehovah’s Witnesses), the Pentecostal Oneness (Jesus Only) doctrine, and countless denominations, each teaching error.

“While God winked at those times ignorance, [since the Seals are revealed] He now commands all men everywhere to repent: because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31). Thus we see in Revelation 4 and 5:5 there is neither sacrifice nor blood on the altar; the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat, and the Lamb has become the Lion. As such, Christ’s mediation has ended, saints have crowned Him King of kings (Revelation 5:8-13), and He is in the prophetic office of Son of Man He and Judge (John 5:27).

The Hebrew dispensation of Law ended two thousand years ago when they crucified Messiah, and although God leveled His Temple they have continued in apostasy to this day in which the world church system is apostate and knows it not but has rejected Christ’s second or ‘parousia’ Coming and is “crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh” (Hebrews 6:6; Revelation 3:17-20). Like Israel, the churches are living on the glory of history, oblivious to the signs of the times and have rejected the prophet William Branham’s Message, the “shout” of I Thessalonians 4:14-16, which is the “midnight cry” of Matthew 25:6 confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:4 calling God’s people “Come out from the Judaeo-Roman whore and her once Protestant harlot daughter churches that you do not partake of her sins and receive not of her plagues”.

Judaism, its Roman Catholic bastard child and her harlot daughters bear the mark of the beast, and the Judaeo-Roman Catholic golem, Islam was born of it.

Like Isaiah 8:20, Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 4:4, and Hebrews 13:8, the Koran claims that no one can change the Word of God (Sura 6:34; 10:34). Thus no prophet of God can contradict the words of a previously vindicated prophet, because God is unchangeable in both essence and behavior. He is infinite in His abilities so therefore He as God must be omniscient and is not now learning, nor is He taking counsel even with Himself, nor is He at any time adding to His knowledge. If He can add to His knowledge, then He is not omniscient. The best we could say is that sometime He will be. But that is not Scriptural. He IS omniscient. He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had and always will have, and knows the end from the beginning because He is God. Thus the thoughts of God are already real and eternal, and part of God.

Mohammed recognizes Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other vindicated prophets, yet contradicts their Word, making them and himself for recognizing them, false prophets. Otherwise they are genuine and Mohammed was the false prophet. Sura 4:154-158 states, “That they said (in boast) “We killed Messiah Jesus the son of Mary the Apostle of Allah”; but they killed him not nor crucified him but so it was made to appear to them and those who differ therein are full of doubts with no (certain) knowledge but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.” If Mohammed is correct those who wrote Psalm 22, Isaiah 53, John 12:1, Romans 1:4, I Corinthians 15:4-7, and Galatians 3:13 are all false prophets.

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ was prophesied from the garden of Eden. As redemption demands an identical substitute to the first Adam in order to make restitution, a sinless man created by God’s spoken Word without human intercourse must be born of a woman to be a “near kinsman” and voluntarily surrendered His life in satisfaction for the penalty of sin due every man since Adam (Leviticus 25; Ruth). Sura 39:7 denies the possibility of Christ’s vicarious sacrifice and atonement: “No soul shall bear another’s burden. To God you shall all return and He will declare to you what you have done” (Suras 6:164; 35:18; 53:41; 22:37). But Exodus 12:6 and Daniel 9:26 foretold the hour, day, month and year of the crucifixion, while Leviticus 23:9-14, Psalm 16:10, Matthew 16:21, and John 2:19 foretold His resurrection three days later. So if Moses, Daniel, David and Jesus are false prophets, what then is Mohammed?

Although Muslims attack the Bible on the ground that different versions sometimes have conflicting wording, Muslims use up to twenty known versions of the Koran (seven mentioned in the Hadiths) have many conflicting readings of the text. The charge that the Bible has been corrupted and falsified was initiated by Ibn-Khazem in 1064 who met contradictions between the Bible and the Koran. However, Suras 2:40-42,126,136,285; 3:3,71,93; 4:47,136; 5:47-51, 69,71-72; 6:91; 10:37,94; 21:7; 29:45,46; 35:31; 46:11 declare the Bible to be a true revelation of God and demand faith in the Bible. Judaeo-Roman Islam, like Judaeo-Roman Catholicism and Babylonian Judaism, is based on “the will to power” and denies freedom of thought and expression so that one who converts from Islam is liable to be killed. It is as if the most merciful were impotent, and incapable of wooing His people by love, needed the wicked hands of bloody-minded men to enforce worship against their free will. This is the mark of the beast.

In conclusion, the three self-proclaimed monotheistic ‘Abrahamic’ religions are clearly a Babel of confusion, and although Mohammed claims to by the last prophet, the prophets of God’s Holy Bible promised He would send the prophet William Branham (1906-1965) to we Gentiles in these last days, and that He will soon send two mighty Hebrew prophets to Israel “with power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will” (Revelation 11:6).

My Muslim friend, hasten to the bosom of Jesus Messiah before “The great day of the Lord . . . makes you helpless as a blind man searching for a path, because you have sinned against the Lord! Your blood will be poured out as dust, and your flesh as dung. Your silver and gold will not ransom you in the day of the Lord’s wrath. [Jesus Messiah is your ransom, if you will receive Him TODAY], for the earth will be consumed by the fire of His jealousy: for He will make a speedy riddance of all the inhabitants of earth. . . Seek the Lord, you who are humble and seek to obey. Walk humbly, and work righteousness: perhaps you will be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger” (Zephaniah 1:17-17; 2:3). nl673.htm

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