Thank you for keeping me on your mailing list. Even though we probably disagree on the identity of Babylon the Great, we are still brothers in our Lord Jesus Christ. As far as I know we agree on the trinity, the virgin birth, the atoning shed blood of Jesus, his glorious bodily resurrection, the Godly sorrow that produces true repentance for our sin and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and the pre-millennial coming of our Lord Jesus. This makes us brothers in the common faith and our possible error in prophetic detail and timing will be corrected by the same Spirit that lives within both of us.
I have not as yet read or “reviewed” your book, so I don’t know if you have changed your understanding of America as the Beast and Babylon of Revelation 13 and 18. We seem to also agree that somehow the rise of America to a world power is directly related to the re-birth of the nation of Israel. As I understand it, this connection has and will have both good and evil consequences. That alone could be another four paragraphs, but I want to conclude this letter for now. I have copied and pasted from our website an article I wrote several years ago about Babylon’s Final Fall. Please take a look at it and remember that we are brothers in our Lord Jesus Christ and we both must keep an open mind to the Spirit when it comes to prophetic detail and timing as we remain rooted and grounded in our common pre-millennial faith. Your review, comments, and even criticisms are most welcomed. If I am mistaken in any way I want to know it and take it to our Lord in prayer.
I do have some questions for you? I have written many times over the years concerning the elements or spiritual composition of the sin nature that we all inherited from Adam and Eve. Included in these are the three main roots which John wrote clearly about, the pride of this life, the lust of the eyes, and the lust of the flesh, 1 John 2:16. Many brothers in Jesus wrote me back in full agreement when they read these evil root elements were today being manifested and kept alive in the militant “patriotism” and the just war doctrines for Christians (pride of life), in the distorted “prosperity” gospel which keeps men trapped in the love of money (lust of the eyes), and in the self-love and image teaching of Christianized “psychology” which unleashes the various lusts of our fleshly bodies (lust of the flesh). Do you agree with us that our Lord Jesus shed his precious and pure blood to separate us from the power these evil root elements? Do you also agree that these three pillars of pollution are manipulated by the fallen angels who temporarily rule over all nations (including America) through deceived political and religious leaders? And that Jesus Christ is coming again to imprison Satan and his evil army of angels for one-thousand years?
I am sending your well-written letter to some other brothers who are very interested in the prophetic scriptures. Perhaps they can also contact you and review your book.
Your eternal brother in Jesus,
Jack D. Hook
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Babylon´s Final Fall
As we watch the violent religious drama of the Middle East unfold, centered on the ancient struggle between Israel and her Arab neighbors, many bible prophecy teachers are also proclaiming the imminent and sudden end of America as we know it. They say with America’s demise the infamous Antichrist will then arise in Europe or the Middle East to bring peace to Israel and the world. Some say that America is not mentioned in bible prophecy, so it must be destroyed prior to the rise of the Antichrist. However, by saying this they are acknowledging that America is presently the dominant power of this world system. Some are saying that Osama and Saddam have already placed suitcase size nuclear bombs, obtained from Russia, in many of America’ major cities. One prophecy website even predicts the next 911 will be the nuclear destruction of Phoenix. They say all these hidden bombs will be detonated at some point after America invades Iraq, thereby using “self defense” as the rallying cry for the world’s Islamic people to make war on Israel and America. Are these teachers correct? Is America in bible prophecy? Is America Babylon the Great? If so, when will she destroyed?
We all know that if many of America’s major cities were destroyed by nuclear weapons, the fallout would spread across the nation killing millions, and effectively end America’s power grip on the world. However, these prophecy teachers fail to take into account that if America is suddenly attacked like that, the President would make every Arab Islamic capital and Moscow a nuclear wasteland in retaliation. This all out nuclear war would not only end America’s role as the world’s leader, but end the world as we know it. I have written before that the day will come to pass that a limited nuclear exchange would take place on the Earth when the Russian-Arab armies invade Israel, igniting the third world war. This invasion will take place after the treacherous and deceptive peace treaty the Islamic world makes with Israel and America, Revelation 6:1-4, Daniel 8:25, 9:27. This is when all out nuclear war becomes a nightmarish possibility. But the risen Jesus Christ, the God of Israel, will cause the nuclear exchange to cease by supernaturally destroying, with angelic fire from the heavens, the Russian-Arab armies in the mountains of Israel. For if he did not intervene the entire human race would perish, Ezekiel 38:22-23, Revelation 8:7, Matthew 24:21-22.
Although it is possible for some kind of weapon of mass destruction to be detonated in America, which would be used by the President to solidify his international power base and to justify more attacks on Islamic terrorists and their host nations, America’s final fall from power and world dominance will not occur until the last days of God’s judgment on the nations. As a matter of prophetic fact, America will remain the greatest, richest nation on Earth during this judgment period known as Daniel’s 70th Week. For Jesus Christ will reserve the final fall of America, Babylon the Great, for himself. He does not require the evil services of Islamic terrorists or the nuclear might of Russia to accomplish his plans. In a strange and ironic way, America will remain the lone superpower right up until the final days of Daniel’s 70th Week. Upon seeing the defeat of Israel and these deadly fires from the heavens destroying the Russian-Islamic forces, the great false church or harlot that dwells in America will initially reassure the President that because terrible death and destruction has befallen Israel and other nations, and not America, proves that God has destined America to be his chosen people, protecting them from the evil of the enemies of democracy and political freedom. They will proudly announce that God has forgiven America of its sins that caused the judgment of September 11. This delusion and blindness to the truth is the result of teaching the corrupted patriotic, psychology, and prosperity gospel to the American people in conjunction with a distorted understanding of the end time biblical prophecies.
Daniel’s 70th Week of 2520 days begins with America establishing political, economic and religious peace in the Middle East, highlighted by the agreement to rebuild Israel’s Temple, Daniel 9:27, Revelation 6:2. Daniel’s week ends with the destruction of America from coast to coast, and the triumphant return of the Lord Jesus Christ to establish true peace and goodwill on Earth for one thousand years, Daniel 2:44-45, Jeremiah 25:26, Revelation 18, 19. As the 70th Week draws down to its final days, the God of Israel has prepared three final knockout blows for America. I say this with immense sorrow, for no follower of Jesus Christ enjoys watching people perish. Like our Lord, we want all people to come to repentance, that none perish. For we all have sinned against God and deserve his wrath upon us. But we must keep in mind that our Lord has given the nations 2000 years to make up their minds who they want to serve, Jesus Christ or mammon (money and self). It will be made very clear at that time to those who have rejected the returning Jesus Christ, to follow a false counterfeit of him, that they have consciously and deliberately rejected the prophecy of his imminent bodily return to establish his kingdom. The seal of this rejection will be the loyalty mark of the President, Revelation 13:16-18. Even the angels of God will openly appear, warning everyone not to receive the mark, that Jesus is alive and coming, Revelation 14:8-11.
In the final days, at the time of the 7th Bowl judgment poured out by God’s angel, the first of three lethal blows on America will come to pass. Read carefully the following scripture: Revelation 18:8-10….”Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine, and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come.” We see here the complete and utter destruction of America’s political and economic foundations by angelic fire from the heavens, much like that which befell Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 19:24-25. America’s cities, which housed the abortion mills, the decadent homosexual lifestyle, the military fortresses, and the businessmen who were filled with covetousness and greed, will in one hour be burning out of control. No city will escape untouched by God’s holy angels.
At some point after the devastating fires, those who have survived by fleeing the cities, will tremble in fear and horror, as the second blow is struck upon America. Again, read carefully this scripture: Revelation 16:17-19….”And the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell; and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.” The ground will shake beneath the feet of every human being on Earth. An earthquake of unprecedented magnitude, the “big one” many have been predicting for years will finally come to pass. It will level the charred remains of America’s cities and all the cities of the nations will be damaged. I believe the epi-center of this earthquake will be in America, thereby causing greater destruction. The land mass of America will be split and divided into three pieces, with bodies of water in between. As a result of this gigantic earthquake, the entire planet will undergo changes as mountains are flattened and islands are moved out of their place. In other words, God is going to re-configure the continents again, Genesis 10:25.
The few Americans who have survived these first two blows will not have much time to regroup, for the final third blow will soon finish them off. Again, I want all to know how hard it is to write these words, for all of my family and friends live here in America, and not all love the Lord Jesus Christ. Read carefully these scriptures: Revelation 18:21….”And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city, Babylon, be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.” Jeremiah 51:41-43….”How is Sheshach taken! And how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! How is Babylon become an horror among the nations. The sea is come up upon Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves. Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land in which no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass by it.” John the apostle is shown by vision an angel casting a great stone from the heavens, hitting the sea in such a way that gigantic waves will completely cover the divided, mountainless land mass of America, drowning all those who remain. As the waters later recede the land will be left desolate for one thousand years, as a reminder to those who repopulate the Earth in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, that the penalty for rebellion against God is death and Hell.
Along with its birth as the New Testament’s Babylon the Great in 1776, who can deny that America has also deteriorated or degenerated into the likeness of Sodom and Gomorrah. This society and generation has, by condoning and accepting the homosexual lifestyle, by murdering helpless children in their mother’s womb, by their bottomless appetite for money and worldly goods, and by their militant, religious arrogance and national pride, planted the seeds of their own destruction. God’s wrath and judgment is at hand. Are there any who want to be saved from this? Before we can be saved from the wrath that is now at the door, we must understand the depth of our rebellion. We all have, in one way or another, cried out like the Jewish people did before Pontius Pilate….”We shall not have this man to reign over us,” Luke 19:14. How can we reject such love and forgiveness from God, who would come to this rebellious, demon infested planet as a man and allow himself to be humiliated and killed and at the same time pay the bloody price for all sins of all men. There is not one of us who is innocent of this horrible offense against the Lord Jesus Christ. If you haven’t done so already, please come to the bloody cross of Jesus Christ and let him come into your heart and give you eternal life, joy, and peace. Receiving the Holy Spirit, through repentance of sin and faith in his shed blood, is the only way to escape the approaching wrath to come.
—– Original Message —–
From: James,Wm T
To: undisclosed recipient
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 5:34 PM
Subject: Is the United States in Bible Prophecy?
The American Apocalypse: Is the United States in Bible Prophecy?”
By Terry James
Despite the massive global economic storm raging, America continues to be the most blessed nation on Planet Earth. Its power and influence are unrivaled. So, why is the United States absent from Bible prophecy? Or indeed is it absent? This, while lesser nations like Iran, Babylon, Libya, Russia, and other less notable modern countries are front and center in God’s prophetic Word for the end of days?
To answer these and other related questions, I felt impressed to research and write in-depth on matters encapsulated within the book’s title. My urgent sense is that time is moving swiftly on God’s prophetic clock, and Israel is the timepiece to watch.
The United States has been linked to regathering Israel since before its birth into modernity. Unstoppable, dynamic rearrangements are driving the present generation toward the climax of human history.
Once you’ve looked into the prophetic matters involved-which the book places over the stunning issues and events that are occurring in today’s headlines–my most sincere belief is that you will be enlightened to the true nature of these times in which we live.
After you’ve read The American Apocalypse: Is the United States in Bible Prophecy? I would like to ask you a favor: Would you please take time to write a review? Even if you buy The American Apocalypse from a retail book store, submitting your review of the book on amazon.com or whatever website from which you sometimes purchase books will perhaps stimulate others to begin looking for themselves into these troubling though exciting prophetic days.
My profound gratitude, in advance, for getting, reading, and reviewing the book.
With many thanks,
—– Original Message —–
From: Terry James
To: Jack D. Hook
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: Terry James: Is the United States in Bible Prophecy?
Dear Brother Jack,
Indeed we are Forever in the Family of God through Christ Jesus.
One day in Heaven, we will not care who was right or wrong on particulars, most likely. You have well enunciated the truly essential Beliefs that make us know we are Brothers in Christ.
Thanks for sending the book promotion along. i welcome any reviews.
I don’t mail out often, but if you will be patient, I will eventually get a copy to you.