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An Appeal to Hal Lindsey

10.01.2006

Greetings my friends,

After listening to the raving and defaming oratory of Hugo Chavez and his newfound friend, President Ahmadinejad of Iran, at the United Nations last month, I was tempted to offer my services to the Israeli Defense Force or the United States Army once again, even as I approach my 60th birthday. The inflammatory words of these men toward America and Israel were so awful and delusional, that I suppose the bones of General Patton were even stirring in his grave. Some of you who been reading my articles and are in agreement, must think that I have lost my mind to even saying such a thing. Others, including some family members and friends who have disagreed with me, are probably thinking I have finally seen the errors of my way and have returned to the conservative right wing of the Republican Party. Please keep reading.

Most of you know that I have been writing for years as one born again Christian who believes that all of the nations of this world are under the control and manipulation of the fallen angels led by Satan until the return of Jesus Christ. And our mission is to warn the nations of this fact and call them to the foot of the bloody cross, resurrection, and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, Revelation 1:1-8, 12:9, 20:3. You also know I have written extensively from my understanding of the prophetic scriptures that America (which includes both the right and left political-religious wings of the eagle) and its European allies are the final form of the Roman Empire who the Jewish prophet, Daniel, saw in his visions first seducing and then turning against Israel and the Jewish people, Daniel 9:27, 12:1, Revelation 11.

Furthermore, many visions were given to John who also described this Roman Empire as Babylon the Great and the Beast from the Sea, whose political, religious, and economic institutions would unite and lead all the nations into a final great military battle, not against each other or Israel as most prophecy teachers think, but against the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, Revelation 16:13-16, 17:12-14, 19:11-21. I can almost hear some of you thinking how delusional I have become and should be locked up with Chavez and Ahmadinejad.

How can this possibly happen, where supposedly sane men will oppose the second coming of the Lord Jesus? Listen carefully. For just as the unseen fallen angels whispered in the ears of Chavez and Ahmadinejad, they also whispered in my carnal ears to despise and hate them for their outrageous comments (please read my two articles on Despising Government). It worked for awhile as I began to compare these hateful men with President Bush, who also spoke to the United Nations, and though he spoke somberly, he did not rant or defame anyone. For a time I was falling into a satanic trap that I have referred to before as the "two-headed" snake. These fallen angels are masters of deception as they speak peace and prosperity from one head, then threaten death and destruction from the other. For a time I had forgotten that all three men had one thing in common...they all omitted talking about the only solution to the problems they face, which is the bloody cross and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, Psalms 2.

Chavez said that America will "soon" fall from power and Ahmadinejad said the Islamic Messiah is on his way to judge all those who refuse to be spiritual, meaning those who refuse to worship his god, Allah. Those were fighting words to this former right-wing conservative and aging Army veteran. Even a few of the most zealous and appeasing liberals were shocked and arose to defend the President and America. Is this amazing unity a preview of things to come? As I was mentally defending President Bush and wallowing in my carnal hatred for Chavez and Ahmadinejad, despising everything they represent, other thoughts were entering my mind from deep within my heart, Romans 7:21-25, Galatians 5:16-26. I began to see these three men as sinners in desperate need of salvation from their sin nature. I began to realize that Jesus died for them also, and my desires to see Chavez and Ahmadinejad taken down by America and Israel was my evil carnal mind that needs to be overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit within me. The sad truth is all three men are still manipulated by and attached to the same snake, Satan. The sin nature of these men was just manifesting itself in different ways to seduce all of us and for a time it worked on me.

So how will men oppose and war against Jesus at his return? These same fallen angels will in the last days, as a result of God allowing his and fallen angels to not only whisper but "appear and be heard" in the sight of men, convince the nations that extraterrestrials from other worlds are real, Revelation 8:13, 9:10-11, 14:6-13. The last and final occupiers of the Presidency and Papacy will have become so delusional they will truly believe that alien armies from other planetary worlds are coming to invade the Earth. This is how all the nations will unite to fight against the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the battle of Armageddon and should not be confused with the earlier Russian/Islamic invasion and defeat of Israel that breaks the Covenant of Peace they all treacherously signed, and which triggers a nuclear World War III. Please read the article "The Judgment Chronicles" posted on my web site for the details and scriptural background.

I now turn to the heart of this article, hoping that you will test what I am writing about with the scriptures. Remember, as you continue reading, the ability of fallen angels to deceive by making us think a lie is the truth and vice versa. Many of you on my mailing list profess to be Christians and are well aware of the prophetic ministry of Hal Lindsey. I first became aware of Hal back in the 70's, when I was walking in the darkness of atheism. I had abandoned the faith of my Godly mother, even bragging in her presence that Jesus was not the Son of God, and that those who believed in God were fools and weaklings. One night Carol and I went with some friends to see a movie entitled "The Late Great Planet Earth" that featured Hal and his prophetic insights. This was the first time in my life that I ever heard the Word of God taught in such a way. The Reformed Church that I had grown up in with my mother, which I had abandoned for the foolishness of atheism, never taught the scriptures as Hal portrayed in the movie. I was stunned and bewildered.

Needless to say, less than a year later my wife and I were saved from our sin natures and the Hell it was sending us to by the Lord Jesus Christ, and he used the ministry of Hal Lindsey to wake us up from the worldliness that consumed our lives. I have learned from this that the God of Israel, the Lord Jesus Christ, can use anything and anyone for his purposes. I want to consider Hal Lindsey as my brother in the Lord Jesus Christ and thank him for all that he has done to reach out to the lost souls who are still trapped in their own sin nature and listening to their fallen angel masters. From reading much of his work and testing it with the scriptures, I would have to agree with most of what he teaches. All of that makes writing this article concerning him very difficult and heartbreaking, but I am compelled to write it anyway, hoping that he will hear what I am saying and the spirit of love and compassion I have for him. He has been confronted before with what I am writing about by other brothers in Christendom. I have attempted before to reach out to him, but he has never responded.

Below, I have copied an article he wrote for World Net Daily. If you are a conservative Republican patriot who also listened to the ranting of men like Chavez and Ahmadinejad, you will instinctively appreciate and agree with what Hal is saying in his article. If you are a born again Christian who loves God, his truth, and all men, including the worst of your enemies, his article should alarm you and cause you to ask of him some very serious questions.

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World Net Daily, September 15,2006. "More Than Enough Stupid To Go Around"

The other day, the Pentagon released a video of a group of top Taliban officials, (approximately 190 of them) packed together so tightly that the whole group fit into the Predator drone's gun-sight targeting box. One would expect the next frame to show the explosion from the bomb that the Predator dropped on such a tempting target. After all, the Taliban are the declared enemy of the United States, and they were targeted in a war zone. But all the film showed was the target. The Predator left them untouched. What in the world was the problem? Was the drone unarmed? Had it already expended its ordnance? No. The cadre of top Taliban officials and fighters were attending a funeral. The U.S. rules of engagement, inexplicably, declare funerals off-limits to attack. I wish I were kidding.
"During the observation of the group over a significant period of time, it was determined that the group was located on the grounds of a cemetery and were likely conducting a funeral for Taliban insurgents killed in a coalition operation nearby earlier in the day," a coalition spokesperson told reporters. "A decision was made not to strike this group of insurgents at that specific location and time." Even though U.S. military officials in Afghanistan had positively identified those gathered as Taliban fighters, including some "high-level Taliban leaders," they told news organizations they "have no regrets" in refusing to authorize the attack.

According to U.S. rules of engagement, every airstrike must first be approved by the regional Combined Air Operations Center. Depending on the value of the target, the decision keeps getting bumped upstairs until a general officer gives the go-ahead. By which time, the target often is no longer there. But in this case, when the decision not to fire was handed down, all 190 Taliban fighters were still lined up in formation.

First off, how ridiculous is this? It isn't like the enemy would hold his fire out of respect for a fallen enemy. Indeed, funeral processions are among the Islamo-fascists favorite targets. Last week, a Taliban suicide bomber attacked the funeral of provincial Gov. Abdul Hakim Taniwal in the eastern Khost province. They killed six and wounded 25. Most of the victims were civilians. (The Taliban evidently wanted to kill the governor twice.) Secondly, having such a ridiculous policy is one thing. Telling the enemy that funeral processions are immune from attack is like giving them a "get out of danger free" card. In the event a threat is spotted, all they need to do is scramble to the nearest cemetery. Not to worry. It gets dumber.

In Congress, Republican lawmakers, fearing for their seats, broke ranks with the administration and, with Colin Powell leading the charge, voted essentially to grant enemy combatants the protections afforded uniformed combatants under the Geneva Conventions. But wait! There's more! Sens. John Warner, Lindsey Graham and John McCain explained that failing to afford enemy combatants full Geneva protection could "adversely affect enemies' treatment of captured U.S. service members."

There are no living U.S. service members being held by the enemy. Not because none have been captured, but because those who were captured were immediately murdered! Most U.S. service members with whom I have spoken say they save one bullet for themselves in the event of potential capture. So what is going on here?

Former Gen. Colin Powell explains: "The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism." I couldn't believe my ears - and this from a (formerly) highly respected general. If the murders of 3,000 innocent civilians are an insufficient moral basis for the fight against terrorism, then there is no moral basis for any military action. America might as well surrender as allow world opinion to dictate the terms of U.S. security. Am I missing something?

Such political cowardice must have Osama bin Laden splitting his sides with laughter. He has always made it clear that he considers the United States to be governed by craven cowards. He can now add the modifier "incredibly stupid" for emphasis. The only ones happier than Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar are the liberals to whom anything is fair game if it will result in an overthrow of Republican control in the House. U.S. security is secondary. The deaths of young Americans in harm's way is of even less impact.

They aren't the ones who face the families of the dead; the commander in chief is. They aren't the ones who are responsible for winning the war; the commander in chief is. The more dead servicemen that come home in flag-draped coffins, the better it is for them politically. The more they can encourage the enemy to stay the course because America will lose its will to fight, the better it is for them politically. The more they can emasculate our forces in the field, the more they can weaken our resolve, the better it is for them politically.

Graham, McCain, Warner and Powell aren't Democrats. They are Republicans. It just goes to show there is more than enough liberal stupidity to go around. When will we realize that the rules only apply to us? They clearly don't apply to them. How can you win a war without recognizing the true nature of the enemy?

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So what questions should we ask Hal? Here are some suggestions. As a born again Christian, how can you write an article millions will read and not mention once the Lord Jesus Christ, especially when your are writing about the life and death matters of a war that may go nuclear, Colossians 3:17? Are there two supernatural Kingdoms operating on this Earth today and how do you define them, John 18:36? Should Christians respond differently than others to Muslim people who have declared war on all those who reject Mohammed as the last and greatest prophet, Matthew 5:43-48? Who is the real enemy of Christians and what is their true nature, 1 Peter 5:2-11? Does the Republican Party represent the teachings of Jesus Christ more than the Democrats? Does the Republican Party endorse all of the fundamental doctrines of Jesus Christ or just the ones they agree with? Are Republicans more patriotic than Democrats because they attack rather than appease their common Islamic enemy? Is the militant patriotism found in both Republicans and Democrats a manifestation of the "pride of this life" which is one of the root elements of the human sin nature according to 1 John 2:16? What happens when you combine this militant pride of life with the lusts of the eyes or love of money and property, another root of the sin nature John wrote about? Aren't these things at the root of all warfare, James 4:1-17, 5:1-9? Is/was America a Christian nation, Matthew 4:8-10, 1 John 5:19, Revelation 13:7, 20:3, Isaiah 34:1-2, Jeremiah 25:15-38?

Another question that comes to my mind is how he understands Christians should respond to civil governments of this world system? Some of us in Christendom are in disagreement with Hal over his definition of true Christian citizenship, or at least some aspects of it, like the supposed right of resisting violently an oppressive government. Most Christians today are in agreement with Hal and say history teaches that it is permissible for cross-carrying Christians to join with sword-carrying patriots in "just" wars of resistance, whether it be the Revolutionary War, World War II, or now this War on Islamic fascists, which some say is World War Three. The evil and threatening words from Chavez and Ahmadinejad, which temporarily seduced me, help them justify their position. A small remnant in Christendom is saying just the opposite, and think those who teach that America was/is a Christian nation are misreading the prophetic scriptures and contributing to the confusion as to whether Christians can during times of war drop their cross and pick up swords.

Over the last twenty plus years I have read many history books from both sides of the fence. There are some who say America is a Christian nation from birth, others who do not. Quite frankly, the study of history books became a real headache, so I decided to stick with the scriptures from Daniel's prophecies of the Roman Empire together with John's visions of Babylon the Great, which is the final phase of the Roman Empire. By doing this I was laying a foundation in my heart based on the Word of God, not some historians take on the matter. Both Daniel and John saw "all" Gentile empires as beasts, without exception. Furthermore, the Gentile beast nations now ruled by fallen angels would not become part the true Kingdom of God until the second coming of the Son of God, Revelation 11:15.

One thing that both sides seemed to agree on and was proven true by church historians, was that the so-called Christian leaders, Augustine and Constantine, changed the way Christendom looked at the Roman Empire and the prophetic scriptures. Daniel and John's visions of how the Roman Beast would affect Israel and God's people was in sharp contrast to what Constantine the Emperor was accomplishing in the Church. A great apostasy was taking place in the third and fourth century, where the bodily pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ to intervene in judgment was replaced by religious and political leaders working together to establish the Kingdom on Earth, by force if necessary.

Over two hundred years had passed without the bodily return of Jesus, causing them to think the prophecies of his bodily coming to establish his Kingdom were not to be taken literally. Beside that, many were tired of being persecuted and considered second-class citizens of the mighty Roman Empire. And the Emperor himself professes to being a Christian. So Daniel's Roman Beast was now Christianized and representing the Kingdom of God. The Great Christian Harlot riding the governmental Beast of Rome that John saw in his visions was beginning to take shape, Revelation 2:12-17, 17:3. Christendom was filled with vessels of dishonor who were being seduced away from the truth that all nations and their beastly political-religious systems are controlled by Satan and will remain that way until the return of Jesus. As time passed Mohammed came on the scene and challenged the powers that be with his own polluted form of religion that also became very militant.

Jump forward seventeen centuries and we see a modern Pope under an Islamic siege for deliberately speaking the truth about the violent doctrines of Islam, while failing to admit that Christendom has been guilty of the same things. He has reached out to the Islamic world, seeking peace and understanding, but his words of reconciliation have fallen on hardened ears so far. We see President Bush announcing the coming of America's "third great awakening" while sitting in a revised and redefined imperial seat of power, using the authority and covering of the "clergy" to justify his actions and policy. For without the support of the majority of the clergy no President can move forward with his agenda. The Great Harlot is still riding and providing cover for the Beast. The tirades of Chavez and Ahmadinejad, combined with the intolerance and unforgiveness of the Islamic masses towards the Pope, are highlighted in the American press by the fallen ones to make the western political and religious leaders look like towers of virtue and righteousness in comparison. Remember the "two-headed" snake. The bellicose words and the burning of the Pope, President, and Israel in effigy have a unifying affect on those in the West who outwardly want to appear more tolerant and merciful.

The final American President (not a European as Hal demands) and final Pope will be the two beasts of Revelation 13, who will continue the lie of the Christian "just" war doctrine and eventually send their armies into the Islamic nations that surround Israel, including Iran (Elam), Jeremiah 49:34-39. Islam's armies will be destroyed first by the fire of God's holy angels supernaturally stopping the nuclear war, and then its people by the occupying armies of the West. The War on Terror will kill almost two "billion" people and come to an end as the nations realize they have a new common enemy from outer space. Again, please read my article "The Judgment Chronicles" for the sequence of God's judgment on the nations.

I was a loyal patriotic participant of this Christian "just" war doctrine during the Vietnam era, but the Lord has forgiven me. I have written repeatedly how much I love and honor veterans, hoping and praying they will admit their ignorance and how we were all lied to by preachers and presidents, who themselves were following the whispers of the fallen angels. As in the days of Constantine, there is today a faithful remnant on this Earth, who stand with the bloody cross of Jesus Christ against the Great Harlot and Babylonian Beast that has evolved over the centuries.

Men like Hal Lindsey have continued the misunderstanding of Romans 13 regarding any nation's civil government being ordained by God to execute vengeance against evildoers, therefore, Christians from all nations may join in this execution of their government's judgment. He forgets that the governments Paul is referring to are the same beasts that Daniel and John prophesied about, and in spite of the fact they are all in rebellion against God, he allows and expects them to restrain the evildoers or criminals among them. Those who have been born again can no longer be part of this governmental vengeance, but are to be ambassadors of the coming Kingdom of God. Hal has neglected or refused to remember that the closing verses of Romans 12 are also tied into Romans 13. Our Lord's teachings of loving your enemies and picking up one's cross are clearly the source of Paul's writings here. Roman Christians in Paul's day were being horribly persecuted by Roman authorities, and even then, Paul was instructing Christians to not resist or revolt in combat against them.

Hal Lindsey is trying to have it both ways. On one hand, he knows Satan is the god of this world system which includes all nations, even America, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Revelation 13:7. He knows the Revelation and other scriptures teach that Satan has deceived all nations, Revelation 20:3. He knows Jesus was offered all the Kingdoms of this world (Roman Empire) by Satan and turned him down, Matthew 4:8-11. He knows America has its roots in the Roman/European Empire, Daniel 7:8, 20.

But yet, because of his pride rooted in militant patriotism, he somehow says that America's political system (Constitution and Declaration of Independence) was founded by Christians, thereby making it a Christian nation. This is an utter contradiction. It is/was Christian in form only with a small remnant looking to the Lord's return, as it is today. The professing Christian founders of this nation were in rebellion to the Lord when they declared a violent revolution. They, like Constantine and Augustine before them, were following the voice and whispers of a stranger, a false or another Jesus, as Paul clearly taught the Galatians and Corinthians. So I ask you now, is America a Christian nation that follows the teachings and prophecies of the Lord Jesus Christ? If you still say yes, what will be America's future? Please go to my web site and read the article "The Wise Man" which explains the five possible future scenarios for America that are taught by prophecy teachers in Christendom today.

Are all Christians, not just those of high profile and position, suppose to test the scriptures when someone preaches the doctrines of Christ, Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21? Aren't we all suppose to be able to edify, exhort, reprove, and rebuke in the meekness of wisdom, 2 Timothy 4:1-6, James 3:13-18? Aren't we all called to be witnesses where we are at, even though we acknowledge that some have the office of an evangelist, pastor and teacher, apostle, and prophet? Moreover, it is a serious problem when those who occupy these offices place themselves above other brothers and hold to a division between the clergy and laity. Jesus "hates" this separatist doctrine just as he told John and called it the "doctrine of the Nicolatanes", Revelation, 2:15. It is extremely difficult to be open to reproof and correction when sitting at the head of the table.

Please write or call the following high profile men (they all have web sites) who agree with Hal about America and the Christian "just" war doctrine, and ask them to explain from the scriptures their understanding on these things I have written in this article.....John Hagee, Jack Van Impe, Tim LaHaye, Perry Stone, T.D. Jakes, Pat Robertson, Rod Parsley, David Reagan, Chuck Smith, Billy and Franklin Graham, John Ankerberg, J.R. Church, Ed Hindson, Thomas Ice, Grant Jeffrey, David Jeremiah, Chuck Missler, Randall Price, Mark Hitchcock, Hilton Sutton, Lambert Dolphin, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Ted Haggard, Rick Joyner, Peter Wagner, Paul Crouch, Tommy Tenny, Creflo Dollar, Marcus Lamb, Charles Stanley, Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, Tommy Barnett, James Dobson, James Kennedy, Kim Clement, Jack Hayford, John Maxwell, Ed Young, and Jerry Falwell.

In conclusion, I want to remind all of you that Israel and Jerusalem will become increasingly prominent in world affairs as we approach the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. President Bush, Chavez, and Ahmadinejad, have all addressed the hardships of the Middle East from their own perspectives. The Jewish people in Israel are in a spiritual struggle amongst themselves. Some of them have embraced the Lord Jesus, but most continue to deny him as the Messiah and King of Israel. Among those Jews who deny him are many people who have embraced the evil abominations so prevalent in America, the acceptance of abortion and homosexual unions. The very fact that the leaders of Jerusalem have now permitted a gay parade to take place helps to fulfill the vision John had of Jerusalem in the last days....And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified, Revelation 11:8.

You should know that during the seven years of Daniel's 70th Week two Jewish prophets will arise in Israel, and from there call the rebellious Jews and the whole world to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, at the same time exposing the false Constantinian gospel of the Pope and President. They will warn the Jewish leaders that their exalted Covenant of Peace, guaranteed by the President and Pope (and blessed by Mary, the Queen of Heaven), is a treaty from Hell that will not save them from the coming Russian/Islamic invasion, Ezekiel 38:16, Luke 21:20-24, Danel 9:27. For the Jews in Israel will be defeated and scattered one more time. The Jewish leaders will mock and scorn their own prophets, Isaiah 28:14-22. At the end of their ministry they will be murdered by the enraged forces of the President and Pope, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of Jerusalem. Please read Revelation 11 for the entire story and prophecy.

With all these things taking place in the world, it is time for those who take the name of Jesus to awaken from the sleep and slumber that has overtaken them. It is time to "depart" from iniquity and become a vessels of honor, 2 Timothy 2:19-20. It is time to depart from the militant patriotism, the love affair with the distorted prosperity gospel, and the psycho-babble of Rick Warren, Robert Schuler, and the Emergent Church. Those men who hold to any of these three false doctrines are teaching you to desire and adhere to the very things our Lord Jesus Christ shed his blood to separate us from. Do you think for one minute that our Lord Jesus Christ is pleased that his name is being used to promote these things? Think about that long and hard before you answer. Let's be honest before God and admit that we all have at times just buried our heads in the sand to avoid being challenged with the simple truth. I know I have. We all know instinctively that something cataclysmic is on the horizon that is rooted in false religion and religious doctrine.

It is time to ask questions of our religious and political leaders who say they are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. And we ask these questions with a broken and contrite heart. For we all have acted as lost sheep that have gone astray, we have all turned to our own way, Isaiah 53:6. Only the Lord Jesus Christ and his precious shed blood can restore us to the Kingdom of God. But we must all confess our sin nature and receive the Holy Spirit by faith. Those of you who have already been born again and sense in your heart these things are true, are thinking that if you tell your family and friends they will be offended and possibly reject you. Just ask the Lord Jesus within you what you should do. I say again, the combined power of the bloody cross and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, is the only "permanent" solution for stopping the death and destruction that men inflict upon one another to the sick delight of their fallen angel masters. Remember the words of the Lord....I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me, John 14:6.

Your eternal friend,
Jack

 

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