THE HOUSE OF GOD ON TRIAL

 

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:

and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them

that obey not the gospel of God?” – I Peter 4:17

 

“And when he had opened the fifth seal,

I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God,

and for the testimony which they held.” – Revelation 6:9

 

 

By Barbara Aho and Janet Moser

 

A POX ON FOX

 

In January of this year, Fox TV heavily promoted and aired a “pseudo-documentary” titled “Smallpox.” This fictional movie opened in New York City where a global epidemic had been started by an unknown terrorist who deliberately infected himself with the smallpox virus. Before the film ended, over 60 million people worldwide had perished largely due to a vaccine shortage. The generally inaccurate pseudo-documentary concluded with a scene in the dead terrorist’s apartment where a King James Bible lay open to the book of Ezekiel, chapter 5.  As the camera zoomed in on the Bible, the narrator slowly read verses 12-13:

 

“A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.”

 

This final scene indelibly impressed upon the viewer’s mind that the terrorist was a “fundamentalist” Christian who had been inspired by the Old Testament prophecy to instigate a global pestilence. The narrator was very precise that the Bible was a King James Version.  The verses read from the book of Ezekiel are actually a prophecy of God’s judgment on the Jews of ancient Jerusalem for their disobedience which led to the Babylonian captivity. This context was never given in the movie, however, and the viewing audience was led to believe that the fundamentalist Christian took it upon himself to execute God’s wrath on the world. A Tribulation context may be inferred. 

 

The logical conclusion drawn by anyone watching this propaganda piece would have been that, as fundamentalist Muslim terrorists are inspired by their holy book, the Koran, to commit acts of terror, fundamentalist Christians are inspired to terrorist activity by the King James Bible.

 

RAISING A RUCKMANITE

 

The imaging of King James Bible advocates as fundamentalist extremists did not materialize out of thin air with the “Smallpox” pseudo-documentary. Advocates of the KJV are stereotypically portrayed as mean-spirited, arrogant and contentious, in no small part due to the comportment of certain prominent leaders who, we suspect, are agents provocateurs. The mission of such agents is not so much to defend the King James Version as it is to create discord and a public perception of KJV-Only advocates as troublemakers and even sociopaths—making it a short step to the assumption that those who read the King James Version are a menace to society.

 

Agents provocateurs are usually undercover intelligence agents. Their assignment is to infiltrate opposition movements for the express purpose of discrediting them:

 

“Sophisticated totalitarian governments always use agents provocateurs to smoke out resisters. They send undercover agents into resistance groups to provoke them to violence, so that they can use that violence as ‘proof’ of the need for greater tyranny. Make no mistake: our American totalitarians are very sophisticated in controlling the public. I once heard something in an Establishment hanger-on’s speech that I never forgot: It is easier to exert influence than to exercise control. This is the credo for today’s totalitarians who abhor the crude, heavy-handed methods of Milner or Rhodes, Stalin or Hitler.” [Franklin Sanders, The Militia: Is It Time to Fight?, 1995]

 

Probably the most notable KJV-Only defender who has done irreparable damage to the perception of King James Only Christians is Peter Ruckman, President of the Pensacola Bible Institute. Armed with scathing sarcasm, incredible rudeness, and even profanity on occasion, Ruckman regularly blasts his theological adversaries in his publications and tapes as “idiots,” “stupid” and worse.  Peter Ruckman has brought further reproach on the name of Jesus Christ and Christians by his personal life, which includes two divorces and three marriages. Peter Ruckman’s protege, Gail Riplinger, is also twice divorced and married to her third husband. (See: Gail Riplinger’s Multiple Marriages and Divorces and “Shock & Awe in the KJV-Only Camp: The Ruckmanite Heresy”)

 

However, the worst mischief of Peter Ruckman and Gail Riplinger has been to spearhead a movement which irrationally contends that the King James Version is superior to the Greek Textus Receptus.  For the theme which permeates the teachings of Peter Ruckman and Gail Riplinger is the Ruckmanite dogma that the King James Bible represents a new revelation from God to the translators of the 1611 Authorised Version, that the KJV is the only inspired Word of God, and that, in the many verses where the KJV differs from the Greek Textus Receptus, the English corrects the Greek.

“Correct the Greek with the English. It is always the best policy; the one that God will bless. Feel free (with a clear conscience) in always correcting the Greek Receptus with the Holy Bible [meaning the King James]…” (How to Teach the ‘Original’ Greek, 1992, (2000 reprint) p. 117)

 

“Three things should be emphasized…1. The absolute insanity of translating any Greek text literally, word for word, in order to give a reader THE WORDS God wants him to have in another language.” (Ibid.)

 

“The King James Bible was “given by inspiration of God.” (Ibid.)

 

“The King James Bible…often contains revelations of the truth that evidently cannot be found in any Greek text.(The Christian’s Handbook of Biblical Scholarship, 1988, pp. 271-272)

 

“The King James’ text is the last and final statement that God has given the world and He has given it in the universal language of the 20th century... The truth is God slammed the door of revelation shut in 389 B.C. and slammed it shut again in 1611.”(The Monarch of the Books, Pensacola, 1980, p. 9)

 

“There existed a true original Greek (i.e. Majority Text, Textus Receptus). It is not in print and never will be because it is unnecessary. No one on the planet speaks first century Koine Greek, so God is finished with it. He needs no ‘Dead Bible Society’ to translate it into ‘everyday English’…” (Gail Riplinger, In Awe of Thy Word, p. 956) 

These grandiose illusions patently contradict the plain statements of the translators of the 1611 King James Version in their Preface, “The Translators to the Readers.” The Translators’ Preface, which has been excluded from King James Bibles for over one hundred years, documents the labor intensive translation process which the translators undertook to produce the 1611 AV, their belief in the divine inspiration and superiority of the Hebrew and Greek Texts from which they translated, their conviction that no translation can be perfect, not even the 1611 Authorised Version, and their purpose which was simply to improve upon other Reformation Bibles that were also based on the Textus Receptus, i.e. “...to make a good one better, or out of many good ones, one principal good one...

 

By means of bullying many Christians who love the King James Version to a radical extreme the AV translators never envisioned, Peter Ruckman and Gail Riplinger have provided modern version advocates the perfect foil with whom to associate KJV proponents they wish to discredit while avoiding the real issues surrounding the modern versions. Almost invariably, modern version proponents label KJV-Only Christians as “Ruckmanites” when they cannot present well-documented and reasoned critiques of our work without exposing their own deception. Such ad hominem attacks reveal their desperation to control the damage we have inflicted on the modern version conspiracy—a conspiracy which they assure their readers doesn’t exist—and their role of controlling the opposition—you, their readers.  

 

The “Ruckmanite” tactic is one example of the lengths to which the conspirators in their varied disguises will go to vilify beyond recognition Christians who defend the purity of God’s Word, the Textus Receptus, against the onslaught of corrupted versions that are proliferating and will be marshaled to support the agenda of a false Christ. Now this modern version scam has moved out of the Christian community into the public arena where it is playing an important role in the end-time drama that is unfolding before our very eyes...in the national news.

 

PURPOSE-DRIVEN MURDERS?

 

On March 12, 2005, just two months after Fox TV’s pseudo-documentary “Smallpox,” an Atlanta man on a killing rampage was subdued and seemingly led to repentance by a woman who read to him a chapter of Rick Warren’s immensely popular book, The Purpose-Driven Life. According to the famous pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, The Purpose-Driven Life has been the best selling book in the world two years in row, 2003-2004. Immediately following Brian Nichols’ murder spree and surrender to authorities, the secular media went into overdrive promoting The Purpose-Driven Life, as well as Rick Warren, who modestly responded:

 

“We have been grateful to see God use ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ to provide comfort and direction to people from all walks of life, and were humbled to learn that hostage Ashley Smith found strength and encouragement in its pages during her seven-hour ordeal.

“I understand Ms. Smith shared a portion from the chapter on ‘Servanthood’ with Mr. Nichols, which seemed to have a positive impact on his life. Jesus sometimes calls us in some of the most difficult situations to be an advocate for Him and the message He represented while on this earth.

“We are thankful that Ms. Smith was able to draw from the Scriptures and her reading from the Purpose Driven Life to bring some hope to her captor’s life that was unraveling so tragically and dramatically.” (MSNBC)

 

Is God using The Purpose-Driven Life to provide direction to people from all walks of life? 

 

One excellent critique of The Purpose-Driven Life is Warren Smith’s book Deceived on Purpose. In the course of his research, Smith discovered that Rick Warren is a protégé of Robert Schuller, the famous pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, who mentored Rick Warren at his Institute for Successful Church Leadership in Garden Grove, California.

 

“I also noticed that Rick Warren’s name was mentioned on the same page as the New Century Version ad. In a column describing an upcoming church growth conference at his Institute for Successful Church leadership, Schuller had written:

 

You’re Invited to Discover a Fantastic New Dream for Your Church’. The theme for the 2004 Robert H. Schuller Institute for Successful Church Leadership is If You Can Dream It You Can Do It! Dare to dream that your church can overcome, and succeed, and can make a difference in your community and in your world today.

‘Is your church all God wants it to be? Send your pastors and lay church leaders to the 34th Robert H. Schuller Institute for Successful Church Leadership; which brings together the most prominent pastors who make faith come alive in some of the country’s largest churches, like Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church, and Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, both graduates of the Institute.” (Deceived on Purpose, p. 80)

 

Robert Schuller is a 33° Mason (an important omission in Warren Smith’s otherwise outstanding expose), which explains why Masonic philosophy permeates Rick Warren’s book and the Purpose-Driven Movement as a whole. In fact, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church belongs to the Southern Baptist Convention which is heavily infiltrated and controlled by Freemasonry. The following excerpt from Deceived on Purpose demonstrates that Rick Warren’s theology is not Christian but pantheist, for he espouses the pagan belief that God lives in everyone:

 

“Renowned occult teacher and New Age Theosophist Alice A. Bailey also described how a new world religion will be based on this ‘immanent’ aspect of God. Emphasizing the word ‘fresh,’ she states that the ‘Path to God’ will be based on:

 

‘…a fresh orientation to divinity and to the acceptance of the fact of God Transcendent and of God Immanent within every form of life.

‘These are the foundational truths upon which the world religion of the future will rest’ (emphasis added).’

 

“This same ‘immanence’ aspect of God so important to Maitreya, Alice A. Bailey, the New Spirituality and the New World Religion is also very important to Rick Warren. This idea of ‘immanence’ is taught as part of the Foundations course at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church. Echoing Bailey’s use of the word ‘fresh,’ the Foundations Participants Guide under the section heading ‘A Fresh Word’ reiterates Rick Warren’s teaching that God is ‘in’ everything. It states:

 

‘The fact that God stands above and beyond his creation does not mean he stand outside his creation. He is both transcendent (above and beyond his creation) and immanent (within and throughout his creation).’

 

“Robert Schuller has also stressed this aspect of immanence. In a November 9, 2003 sermon at the Crystal Cathedral, Robert Schuller stated that God was not only transcendent but also immanent. He said that as a result of his becoming more aware of the immanence of God, his faith was now ‘deeper, broader and richer more than ever.’ As previously cited, he summarized what he meant by the immanence of God by telling his worldwide television audience:

 

‘Yes, God is alive and He is in every single human being!’

 

“Also, as previously mentioned in Chapter Three of this book, this ‘immanent’ aspect of God is also evident in Rick Warren’s favorite paraphrase, Eugene Peterson’s The Message. The notion that God is ‘in’ everything and is ‘One’ with creation is contained in the magical saying ‘as above, so below.’ This is the mystical New Age phrase that Eugene Peterson injected in its entirety into the Lord’s Prayer and its derivative form into Colossians 1:16—the verse that Rick Warren used to introduce his readers to The Purpose Driven Life. As previously cited, the editors of the New Age Journal, described this immanent aspect of God and its New Age significance in their book As Above, So Below:

 

‘…as above, so below; as below, so above.’ This maxim implies that the transcendent God beyond the physical universe and the immanent God within ourselves are one.’”

 

N.B. The key verse introducing Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life reads: “For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible,…everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. Colossians 1:16 (Msg)” 

 

In their book, The Trojan Horse: The New Age Infiltration of the Church, Samantha Smith and Brenda Scott make an  important observation: “In our ongoing study of mysticism/occultism/spiritualism, we often find that the authors deny what they are actually teaching.” (24:14) Warren Smith likewise observed that Rick Warren was careful to include a disclaimer that he is not teaching Gnosticism, which in fact he does teach:

 

“The spiritual implications of all of the overlapping statements are enormous. Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, and Eugene Peterson are all now teaching this immanent aspect of God—that God is ‘in’ everyone. On this critical theological point, these particular Christian leaders are not only ‘not exposing’ one of the central concepts of the ‘New Spirituality’ and probable New World Religion—they seem to be agreeing with it!

“A friend of mine who used to go to Saddleback Church came over to the house one night to try to demonstrate that Rick Warren wasn’t deceived about the New Age or about spiritual deception.  I knew his argument would be based on the fact that Rick Warren had made a statement in The Purpose Driven Life that said we will never become God and that we are not divine. He had even used the term ‘New Age philosophies.’ Before my friend could even make his point, I had him turn to page 88 in The Purpose Driven Life.  I read the passage out loud:

 

‘Because God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are now. The Bible says, ‘He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything.’

 

“My friend hung his head in disbelief and then exclaimed, ‘That’s pantheism!’

“He had immediately grasped the dangerous New Age implications of what Rick Warren was saying. He understood that whatever New Age disclaimers Rick Warren seemed to be making, he had just overridden them by what he was actually teaching. On the one hand, Rick Warren has proclaimed that humans are not divine, yet he opens the door to this New Spirituality belief by proclaiming that God is ‘in’ everything.” (pp. 156-159)

 

In The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren quoted nearly 1,000 verses, nearly all from modern versions and paraphrases of the Bible. Not only did he avoid using the King James Version, he advised readers against reading the KJV. Warren Smith noted Rick Warren’s reason for his disturbing advice:

 

“Having only used one Bible all these years, I wanted to understand why Rick Warren felt the need to use fifteen different Bible versions and paraphrases in The Purpose-Driven Life. In the back of his book I found this explanation:

 

‘This book contains nearly a thousand quotations from Scripture. I have intentionally buried the Bible translations used for two important reasons. First, no matter how wonderful a translation is, it has limitations…

‘Second, and even more important, is the fact that we often miss the full impact of familiar Bible verses not because of poor translating, but simply because they have become so familiar!… Therefore I have deliberately used paraphrases in order to help you see God’s truth in new, fresh ways. English-speaking people should thank God that we have so many different versions to use for devotional reading.’

   

 “…Of the fifteen different versions he used, The Message was clearly Rick Warren’s favorite. In The Purpose-Driven Life, he rarely referred to the King James Bible. I found his strange reason why in his 1995 book, The Purpose-Driven Church:

 

Read Scripture from a newer translation. With all the wonderful translations and paraphrases available today, there is no legitimate reason for complicating the Good News with four hundred year old English. Using the King James Version creates an unnecessary cultural barrier… Clarity is more important than poetry.” (Smith, Warren. Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church, Mountain Stream Press, CA, 2004, pp. 38-39)

 

We hope the reader did not miss Rick Warren’s recommendation of modern versions and paraphrases as enabling one to “see God’s truth in new, fresh ways.”  What “new, fresh ways” might Warren have in mind?  Remember that Theosophist Alice Bailey wrote that finding the “Path to God” came through a “fresh orientation to divinity and to the acceptance of the fact of God Transcendent and of God Immanent within every form of life.” Also, Bailey wrote that this new approach to divinity would be the basis of the “new world religion.”

 

Warren Smith did not fail to make the connection between Rick Warren and Alice Bailey: “Echoing Bailey’s use of the word ‘fresh,’ [Rick Warren’s] Foundations Participants Guide under the section heading ‘A Fresh Word’ reiterates Rick Warren’s teaching that God is ‘in’ everything.”  In other words, reading The Purpose-Driven books along with modern versions and paraphrases will give the reader “a fresh orientation to divinity,” i.e. an introduction to pantheism, the doctrinal foundation of the one world religion.

 

Pantheism  is the ancient pagan belief that the universe is God and there is no God but the combined forces and laws which are manifested in the existing universe.  Pan, the hermaphrodite god of nature, is acclaimed by occultists to have procreated the world.  The study of the first ‘principle of nature’ (PAN) is presently the basis of comparative religion classes which teach that all religions are equally valid.  Pantheism is also promoted under the guise of ‘panentheism’— Alice Bailey’s false teaching of “God Transcendent” and “God Immanent” which corresponds to the false teaching of Rick Warren and Robert Schuller that God is both in and beyond the creation. Panentheism, regardless of whether it is taught by Alice Bailey or Rick Warren or Robert Schuller, is merely the foundation for other heresies, such as the divinity of man and the androgyny of God.

 

KJV TERRORISTS?

 

So, on one hand, the secular media is subtly promoting the notion that King James Bible readers are terrorists and a menace to society and, on the other hand, airing daily specials that sound like TBN promos for a pseudo-Christian book that teaches heresy and promotes heretical paraphrases of the Bible like The Message—as if God would use counterfeits of His Word containing false doctrine rather than the genuine Word of God to draw sinners to Jesus Christ.

 

What’s wrong with this picture?

 

Shortly after September 11, 2001, the founder of the U.N.-affiliated United Religions Initiative, Episcopal Bishop William E. Swing, announced that members of any religion who hold to the fundamentals of their particular “scriptures” should be classified as “terrorists.” Bishop Swing based his remarks to participants at a URI meeting in Washington, D.C. on the fact that the Scriptures of all religions contain violent content which must be removed in order to prevent future acts of terrorism.

 

UN RELIGIOUS MEETING BLAMES RELIGION FOR TERROR ATTACK ON US

 

    “The founder of the United Religions Initiative, a movement that seeks to become the dominant religious voice at the UN, blamed religion for the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. At a Wednesday meeting at the UN Church Center, the Episcopal Bishop of San Francisco, William E. Swing, asserted that the hijackers did not hold a corrupted version of Islam because religions - all religions - are guilty of fostering terrorism. ‘There is a lot of terror and violence in a lot of scripture. There has to be a critique of that. We have to hold the religions’ feet to the fire for the violence and terror within them.’
    “Swing said, ‘The nations of the world have met every day for the past fifty years, the religions of the world have not. Who is more moral, the nations of the world or the religions of the world?’ URI seeks to create a permanent body of religious ambassadors - a parallel organization to the UN - to address the problem of fundamentalists in our own groups,’ an issue that traditional religion ‘wimps out on.’ Swing proclaimed that, in light of the terrorist attack, ‘It's a new day for inter-religious activity in the United States.’
    “Other participants at the meeting criticized either religion or capitalism. One person said, ‘The problem is religion - the whole concept of religion that requires conformity. The truth is different for every individual.’ Another claimed, All religions have fanatical elements, we must delete those elements from scripture.’  Still another said, ‘The underlying causes are economic. We want more oil and bigger cars.’ Swing agreed, repeatedly saying ‘we must address the brokenness at the root of the terrorist attacks by bridging the chasm between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.’ One participant wondered ‘how we can have a heart to heart dialogue with the terrorists.’” (Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute, FRIDAY FAX, Oct. 12, 2001, Vol. 4, No. 42, http://www.c-fam.org/)

 

Note that Bishop Swing and his UN-affiliated United Religions Initiative are not concerned about the average Christian, but “the problem of ‘fundamentalists in our own groups’.” In other words, fundamentalist Christians who, it is presumed, are potential terrorists on the order of Bin Laden and al-Qaeda. It will therefore become necessary to “delete those elements from scripture” which inspire such fundamentalists to engage in terrorist activity. But wait!  Paraphrases of the Bible are already available which have “deleted the fanatical elements from Scripture”! How convenient.

 

If a fundamental Christian can be held responsible for a fictional Smallpox epidemic, it is not unreasonable to expect that the Tribulation pestilences and other judgments will be blamed on Christians who hold to the fundamental doctrines of the faith who are portrayed as a fanatical, terrorist element. As 9/11 galvanized public opinion against the Muslims, who hold to the Quran, leading to the present genocidal campaign in the Middle East, a series of Tribulation catastrophes of the scale described in Revelation 6 will provide the U.S. government the mandate needed to remove the FTO requirement in the USA Patriot Act, i.e., that a the terrorist group “must be a foreign organization.” (See Amendments to Section 219 of the INA in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001)

 

The full force of the Patriot Act may then be turned against U.S. citizens who happen to be Christians, who will be automatically be classified as fundamentalists and therefore “terrorists”.  At this point, we project that agents provocateurs of the Ruckmanite variety will receive front page coverage to further misrepresent fundamental Christians as “terrorists.” The meaner they are depicted and the more horrific the Tribulation judgments, the more hatred will be generated by the U.S. government and its department of propaganda, the secular media, who will report on a daily basis the Tribulation events which fundamentalist Christians have brought upon the world.

 

The false identity invented for one or more of the operative agents provocateurs may even include a criminal history as a pedophile or some such record which will serve to reinforce in the public mind the vile character of all fundamental Christians, who are also “conspiracy theorists”!  The History Channel will probably air a documentary on King James citing all of the false witnesses who have ever slandered this godly man as a homosexual pedophile. The fact that King James’ numerous enemies vilified him because he prosecuted witches and sorcerers as a criminal element (which they were) will be spun to elicit sympathy for the poor occultists, whose crimes King James elucidated for his subjects in his marvelous expose of witchcraft, “The Daemonologie.”

 

THE NOAHIDE LAWS

 

The book of Revelation is very specific that a particular group of believers will be martyred during the Tribulation period. Also identified is the issue that will determine who is martyred as well as the method of their execution. Two verses in particular, Revelation 6:9 and 20:4, state clearly that the issue will be the Word of God.

 

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.” – Rev. 6:9

 

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” – Rev. 20:4  

 

It seems that possession of the Word of God will become illegal after the Tribulation begins. Those who confess faith in Jesus Christ will be given a simple life or death choice; those who choose to use the true Word of God over the counterfeit scriptures will be beheaded. Moreover, the severe penalty for possessing a Bible—beheading—will deter many from reading the Word of God.

 

Capital punishment actually derives its name from an ancient form of the death penalty for high crimes—decapitation.

 

“Where did the idea of capital punishment come from? First definition in the Webster’s New World Dictionary for the word ‘capital’ is: 1) Involving or punishable by death (originally by decapitation) (another capital offense). Decapitation was the beheading of those who were convicted of any crime deserving the death penalty (thus Capital from the Latin word ‘capitalis’ which means ‘of the head’). Murder, treason and other high crimes were punishable by death.” - 362

 

Well, perhaps in ancient Rome or medieval England, but “beheading” a form of the death penalty in a civilized nation such as the United States?  Read on...

 

On January 17, 1951, the Orthodox Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch elected Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson to be the Lubavitch “Rebbe.”  The “Rebbe,” who is regarded by the International Lubavitch Movement as the “messiah,” was also recognized as a moral leader by many U.S. presidents, starting with President Richard Nixon. According to the Chabad-Lubavitch, the Rebbe enjoyed an especially close relationship with Ronald Reagan, who began the process of giving legislative status to what the Lubavitchers call “the Seven Universal Laws”:

“The President was an early and enthusiastic adherent of the Rebbe’s call to make all people aware of the Seven Universal Laws, based on the belief in a Supreme Being. The Rebbe’s call for a moment of silence in the public schools, and his persistent belief that America must export to the world faith-based moral values, were among the themes that found a welcoming ear in President Reagan.”

According to The Encyclopedia of Judaism these Seven Universal Laws, also called the Seven Noahide Laws, are as follows:

 

(1) Civil justice [the duty to establish a legal system];

(2) Prohibition of blasphemy [which includes the bearing of false witness];

(3) The abandonment of idolatry;

(4) The prohibition of incest [including adultery and other sexual offenses];

(5) The prohibition of murder;

(6) Also that of theft;

(7) The law against eating flesh [a limb] cut from a living animal [i.e., cruelty in any shape or form] (T.B. Sanh. 56A)

 

The Encyclopedia of Judaism identifies the source of the Noahide Laws as the Talmud Bavli, the Babylonian Talmud, which is the most authoritative Talmud for Orthodox Judaism which regards it as divinely inspired.  The Talmud also delimits the penalty for disobedience of one Noahide Law: “One additional element of greater severity is that violation of any one of the seven laws subjects the Noahide to capital punishment by decapitation. (Sanhedrin Tract 57A)”

 

The Seven Noahide Laws do not apply to Jews, but only to Gentiles, and will establish a legal framework for the Jewish elite to rule the Gentile world during the Tribulation period. The B’nai Noach website put it this way: “A bat Noach [daughter of Noah] or b’nai Noach [son/child of Noah] is a non-Jew (Noahide) who follows the Jewish laws specifically given by God for them.”

 

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, due process will not be followed in the prosecution of Noachides: “The many formalities of procedure essential when the accused is an Israelite need not be observed in the case of the Noachid. The latter may be convicted on the testimony of one witness, even on that of relatives, but not on that of a woman. He need have had no warning (‘hatra’ah’) from the witnesses; and a single judge may pass sentence on him (ib. 57a, b; ‘Yad,’ l.c. ix. 14).” [For more information on the Noahide Laws, see the Watch Unto Prayer report, “Under the Law.”]

 

In 1982, in honor of the 80th birthday of Rebbe Menachem Schneerson, President Reagan issued a declaration, which Congress confirmed, that April 4 would become a National Day of Reflection on the Seven Noahide Laws as a moral code for mankind. 

    “One shining example for people of all faiths of what education ought to be is that provided by the Lubavitch movement, headed by Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, a worldwide spiritual leader who will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 4, 1982. The Lubavitcher Rebbe's work stands as a reminder that knowledge is an unworthy goal unless it is accompanied by moral and spiritual wisdom and understanding. He has provided a vivid example of the eternal validity of the Seven Noahide Laws, a moral code for all of us regardless of religious faith. May he go from strength to strength.

    “In recognition of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's 80th birthday, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled have issued House Joint Resolution 447 to set aside April 4, 1982, as a "National Day of Reflection.

    “NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 4, 1982, as National Day of Reflection.”

Nine years later, in 1991, the Seven Noahide Laws became Public Law 102-14 after a vote by the U.S. Congress on the recommendation of Reagan’s successor, President George H.W. Bush. Before a joint session of Congress, President Bush honored Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the now deceased “messiah” of the Lubavitch Movement, by establishing the observance of Education Day, USA. This national observance was intended “to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws.” In reality, P.L. 102-14 established the Talmud as of the supreme Law of the Land.

 

Lest the reader think the current President of the United States, who claims to be a Christian, would never pay tribute to the Lubavitchers’ false messiah like his father who issued the Education Day proclamation, on March 26, 2002, President George W. Bush, held a White House reception in honor of the 100th birthday of Rabbi Schneerson.

 

“Bush Meets Lubavitch Rabbis to Mark Rebbe’s 100th Birthday.” 

 

“U.S. President George W. Bush hosted a delegation of 10 leading rabbis and officials from the Lubavitch Hasidic movement at the White House yesterday. The 90-minute meeting took place in the framework of events organized by the movement to mark the 100th birthday of the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson... Bush added his signature to a document declaring the late Rebbe’s birthday ‘The day of education and charity.’  [Avraham] Rabbi Shem-Tov thanked the president for his support of Israel and presented him with a Passover Haggadah.”

 

If decapitation is the penalty for violation of even a single Noahide Law, and beheading is the preferred method of exterminating multitudes of believers during the Tribulation period, is it foreseeable that the Tribulation saints might be accused of violating one of these Talmudic laws?

 

We now turn to the proceedings of a meeting that took place at the Vatican just a few months prior to the March 2002 White House reception in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. This Jewish-Christian dialogue, which was conducted by the Chief Rabbi of Rome, presaged the very grim future that awaits the Tribulation saints:

 

“The Noachides & Romes Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni”

 

    “In Rome, on January 17, 2002, in the Lecture hall of the Major Roman Pontifical Seminary, a meeting was organized by the Diocese of Rome, part of the Day of Jewish-Christian dialogue. Present on the Catholic side were Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia and Msgr. Rino Fisichella, and on the Jewish side, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, who replaced Rabbi Elio Toaff as Chief Rabbi of Rome...

    “Rabbi Di Segni...explains [the seven precepts that all noachides must respect]:

    “These rules are: interdiction of all worship except monotheism, interdiction on blasphemy, the obligation to form tribunals, the interdiction on homicide, theft, adultery, and incest, and the interdiction on eating food torn from living animals.

    “...The Rabbi’s attention is completely fixed on the first precept, that of monotheism: ‘As to the monotheist cult, apparently, it poses no doubt for the major religions.’ Aren’t  Judaism, Christianity and Islam defined, in post-conciliar language that has become colloquial today,  as ‘the three major monotheist religions’? In fact, Di Segni sees no difficulty in defining  Muslims as strict and even circumcised monotheists. But, as to Christians, he has some doubts....

    christians: monotheists or idolators?

    “This is where Di Segni—who is the author of the re-publication of the Toledoths Jeshu, under the new title, Il Vangelo del Ghetto [The Gospel of the Ghetto], with the Toledoths Jeshu being  the most inflammatory Jewish legends against Jesus (1)---‘speaks clearly’ to the prelates who heard him:

    “At the point we have now reached, it is necessary to make a clarification on Jewish theology, which, on the subject of monotheism and how it is lived by Christianity, gives rise to a debate that is essentially a dilemma. The point in question is in view of establishing whether Jesus’ divinity can be compatible, for a non-Jew (because for a Jew it is absolutely not) with the monotheistic concept. 

    “In other words: The Jew who would become a Christian, thus then believing in the divinity of Jesus, would cease to be a monotheist in order to become an idolater. Must one say the same thing of a non-Jew? Is believing in Jesus’ divinity a sin of idolatry, a violation of the first precept of the Noachide law? Rabbi Di Segni advises:

    “‘As to be expected, in Jewish theology, the answer to this question is not unanimous: some firmly deny it, others place certain conditions on it. The consequence is that, according to the literal opinion, the Christian would not be on the path of salvation’ since he is guilty of idolatry...

    “Di Segni concludes: ‘If one must literally apply the Noachide system of laws, it [the punishment of death] would be applied to all, so that the Noachides might observe it. Likewise, the punishment of death would apply to what treats forbidding the worship of strange gods,’ in view of monotheism.” (559) (emphasis added)

 

Source: “The Noachides and Rome’s Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni,” Father Francesco Ricossa, Sodalitium, French Edition, No. 53, July, 2002, translated by Suzanne M. Rini, Trans Et Alia, Vol. 3, No. 3, Sept. 2002.

 

The Chief Rabbi of Rome is putting the Roman Catholic hierarchy on notice that the Jewish elite, which even now controls the world from behind the scenes, will soon have legal authority to prosecute and exterminate Christians for the crime of idolatry.  According to the Sodalitium article, not one of the Vatican prelates protested the agenda of the Jews: Today, the unthinkable has been realized. But the Cardinals present at the lecture of...Rabbi Di Segni, keep silent. Nor did the prelates question the Jewish power in a court of law.

 

We note that this meeting took place on January 17, the day on which Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was elected as the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1951. January 17 is also the date upon which Convents of the Prieuré de Sion are traditionally held for the election of Grand Masters. January is the month of the Roman god Janus, whom the Prieuré worships as Diana, which is the reason the name ‘John’ or ‘Jean is the esoteric name of its Grand Masters. The fact that January 17 was chosen to announce the impending enforcement of the Noahide Laws implicates the Prieuré de Sion, which is the central command of all secret societies, as a Jewish organization.

 

A RESTORED SANHEDRIN

 

As Americans watch events unfold in the daily news which presage a new world order and one world religion, it should be apparent that the United States is rapidly becoming a nation governed by judicial fiat rather than separate but equal branches of government.  The establishment of a super-judiciary is not happenstance, but was planned well in advance to condition the masses to accept a court system that is controlled and staffed by Judeo-Freemasonry. For the Church Age—the Age of Grace—will soon come to a close with the Rapture of the Church, and the 70th week Daniel will commence God’s dealings with the nation of Israel which will once again come under the Mosaic Law, or rather the Talmudic version of the Mosaic Law.

 

Daniel 7:25 says of the Antichrist: “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

 

Since the Jews do not believe that Jesus fulfilled the criteria for the Jewish messiah, they are awaiting a different messiah who will restore the Jewish nation to pre-70 A.D. conditions. The criteria for a false messiah acceptable to the Jews are posted at Light to the Nations:

 

“According to the prophets of the Bible, amongst the most basic missions of the messiah are:

Restoration of the Sanhedrin in Israel is, in fact, a work that is quietly in progress. The 71-member body which conspired to crucify Jesus Christ two thousand years ago was reestablished on October 13, 2004.

 

    “A unique ceremony - probably only the second of its kind in the past 1,600 years - is taking place in Tiberias today: The launching of a Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in the Land of Israel.
    “The Sanhedrin, a religious assembly that convened in one of the Holy Temple chambers in Jerusalem, comprised 71 sages and existed during the Tannaitic period, from several decades before the Common Era until roughly 425 C.E. Details of today’s ceremony are still sketchy, but the organizers announced their intention to convene 71 rabbis who have received special rabbinic ordination as specified by Maimonides...

    “One of the leaders of today’s attempt to revive the Sanhedrin is Rabbi Yeshai Ba’avad of Beit El. He said that the 71 rabbis ‘from across the spectrum received the special ordination, in accordance with Maimonides’ rulings, over the past several months.’ Rabbi Ba’avad explained that the membership of the new body is not permanent: ‘What is much more crucial is the establishment of this body. Those who are members of it today will not necessarily be its members tomorrow. But the goal is to have one rabbinic body in Jerusalem that will convene monthly and issue rulings on central issues. This is the need of the generation and of the hour.’
    “Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, who heads the Temple institute in Jerusalem, is one of the participating rabbis. He told Arutz-7 today, ‘Whether this will be the actual Sanhedrin that we await, is a question of time - just like the establishment of the State; we rejoiced in it, but we are still awaiting something much more ideal. It’s a process. Today’s ceremony is really the continuation of the renewal of the Ordination process in Israel, which we marked several months ago. Our Talmudic Sages describe the ten stages of exile of the Sanhedrin from Jerusalem to other locations, until it ended in Tiberias - and this is the place where it was foretold that it would be renewed, and from here it will be relocated to Jerusalem.’”  (Arutz Sheva News, 1066)

 

Ironically, October 13 is the date nearly 700 years ago (October 13, 1307) on which King Phillip IV of France, with the complicity of Pope Clement V, ordered the arrests of the Knights Templar in France prior to executing nearly the entire order.  Weeks later the Pope issued a bull to all Christian rulers in Western Europe ordering them to arrest all Knights of the Order of the Temple resident in their countries.

 

A few months following the announcement of a restored Sanhedrin, the Arutz Sheva reported that its members ascended the Temple Mount in anticipation of their accession to this most powerful tribunal which will convene in the rebuilt Temple. The date of the rabbis’ ascent of the Temple Mount???  

Members of Reestablished Sanhedrin Ascend Temple Mount
12:17 Jan 20, ‘05 / 10 Shevat 5765
 

“In a dramatic but unpublicized move, members of the newly established Sanhedrin ascended the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, this past Monday. [January 17!] Close to 50 recently ordained s’muchim, members of the Sanhedrin, lined up at the foot of the Temple Mount Monday morning. [The word s’muchim comes from the same root as s’michah, rabbinic ordination.] The men, many ascending the Temple Mount for the first time, had immersed in mikvaot (ritual baths) that morning, and planned to ascend as a group.”

One member of the Sanhedrin was quoted as saying, “Those behind the revival of the Sanhedrin stress that the revival of the legal body is not optional, but mandated by the Torah. ‘We don’t have a choice,’ says Rabbi Richman. ‘It is a religious mandate for us to establish a Sanhedrin.’” The rabbi cited no Scripture mandating revival of the Sanhedrin, but rather the Talmud:

 

“A tradition is recorded in the Talmud (Tractate Megillah 17b, Rashi) that the Sanhedrin will be restored after a partial ingathering of the Jewish exiles, but before Jerusalem is completely rebuilt and restored. Another Talmudic tradition (Eruvin 43b; Maharatz Chajas ad loc; Rashash to Sanhedrin 13b) states that Elijah the Prophet will present himself before a duly-ordained Sanhedrin when he announces the coming of the Messiah. This indicates that despite common misconceptions, a Sanhedrin is a pre-, not post-messianic institution.”
 

Since the restored Sanhedrin is mandated by the Talmud, which denigrates Jesus Christ, the messianic figure it heralds must be the Antichrist, in whose service the 71 rabbis will be employed.  “And he shall...think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” (Dan. 7:25 )


The Arutz article continued, “The rabbis behind the Sanhedrin’s reconstitution...see it as a vessel that, once established, will reach the stature and authority that it once had.” A very recent article, dated May 18, 2005, quoted Vendyl Jones on the subject of the authority of the Sanhedrin.

“According to Jones, The Sharon government will soon be history and the Sanhedrin (the Jewish High Court of 71 judges) will take its place and lead the Jewish people. ‘The Sanhedrin was established October the 13th of last year. Now all we have to do is have an election to elect counselors. The Sanhedrin is like a Senate and the elected counselors are like a House of Representatives.’” (“Kabbalist Blesses Jones: Now's the Time to Uncover Holy Lost Ark”)

Also published was a partial listing of issues the Sanhedrin would be deciding. Among the weightier matters of governance were “restoring the Davidic monarchy” and “the establishment of regional ‘small Sanhedrins’” (“Sanhedrin Rabbis Discuss Sublime, Procedural Issues”)
 

And so, the reconstituted Sanhedrin will function as a Senate, House of Representatives and Supreme Court, all rolled into one. And by virtue of the fact that a Jewish Antichrist will rule the world, the Sanhedrin will preside, not only over Israel, but over all mankind. Within its judicial purview will be the interpretation of the Noahide Laws for the lower courts (‘small Sanhedrins’) to administer to the Gentiles. Vendyl Jones, who claims to have discovered the Ark of the Covenant under the Temple Mount, says he has received the word from an unidentified “Kabbalist” to reveal the lost Ark by August 14, 2005. Perhaps the unveiling of the alleged Ark, which once held the Ten Commandments, will be conveniently staged just in time to provide Biblical justification for universal enforcement of the Noahide Laws.

 

A JEWISH CONSPIRACY

 

There you have it, the legal foundation for beheading those who hold the testimony of Jesus as presented in the New Testament and the Jewish High Court, the Sanhedrin, which will interpret and oversee global implementation of the Noahide Laws.

 

But isn’t the “testimony of Jesus” also found in modern versions of the Bible?  That modern versions actually deny the doctrine of Christ is the subject of the following report by Janet and Jerry Moser who, in the process of researching the origins of the Alexandrian manuscripts—the corrupted Greek manuscripts upon which modern versions are based—discovered the Jewish identity of those who originally corrupted the New Testament. King James Only defenders have never disclosed that the Alexandrian Gnostics were Jewish and their corruption of the New Testament was a continuation of the Jews’ desperate attempt to hinder the gospel, lest the whole world believe in Jesus Christ.

 

Moreover, Scripture indicates that the original manuscript mischief took place in the first century and closer to home—in Jerusalem, within the elite body of apostate Jews who crucified Jesus Christ and persecuted His Church—among the Scribes of the Sanhedrin.  For the Scribes were the copyists of Scripture and would have had a vested interest in intercepting and revising the apostles’ letters as they circulated among the churches. Moreover, the Sanhedrin maintained close contact with the Alexandrian Jews and the Alexandrian manuscripts mysteriously reflect the doctrine of the Pharisees and the Sadducees. We can well imagine the alarm of the Jewish scribes as the New Testament gospels and epistles were added to the Old Testament to complete the canon of Scripture for the Church. At this point, the Sanhedrin was no longer functioning; however the Alexandrian Jews probably organized a formal revision committee not unlike the New Testament Revision Committee that met in the “Jerusalem Chamber” in Westminster Abbey.  Among the membership of the latter committee were B.F. Westcott and F.J.A. Hort, who supplied their fellow Bible revisers with a New Greek Text, based on Alexandrian manuscripts, for translation of the 1881 English Revised Version.
 

In retrospect, we should not be surprised that revision of the Bible was a  project of apostate Jews, for were not Westcott and  Hort also members of the Apostles Club, the secret society to which powerful Zionist Jews, such as Arthur Balfour and Victor Rothschild, belonged? Years after his Cambridge mentors had passed away, Lord Balfour, as Foreign Secretary of Great Britain, would issue the Balfour Declaration, addressed to Lord Rothschild, proclaiming British support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Apostles Club was also intimately connected with Round Table of Cecil Rhodes, who was the principal agent for the House of Rothschild. As well, the Apostles Club had connections with other occult and conspiratorial societies that were comprised of and funded by Zionist Jews.

 

Was the House of Rothschild also behind the revision of the Christian Bible?  It will become apparent in the following report that corruption of the Christian Bible must have been high on the Jewish agenda for a New World Order. For the modern versions, which are based on the corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts, have redefined the doctrine of Christ according to the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees. As such, they are preparing the way for a Jewish messiah more acceptable to many than Jesus Christ. 

 

PART II: THE HOUSE OF GOD ON TRIAL