Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Anti-Christ defined in the Bible, and Ted Pike's take on Israel

From 1 John: "Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know that this is the last hour (1 John 2:18). They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But by going out they made it plain that none of them belonged to us (verse 19)....Who is the liar but one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? (or the Messiah) This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son (verse 22)."

So that, in their denial of Jesus Christ as the Son while claiming God is the Father, one could say that Israel, which is working come hell or high water to turn into a Judaistic theocracy and shows its Talmudic, racist and apartheid tendencies more and more every day--knowing what the Talmud says about Jesus Christ, calling Him Balaam--that Israel is the antichrist.

But then again, so is Islam, who merely cites that Christ is a "prophet," not the Messiah, not the Son of God, not the Savior, not the one who sits at the right hand of the Father.

But then again, so is Buddhism, Hinduism, New Age-ism, Paganism, Atheism, and Flying-Spaghetti-Monster-ism.

But then again, so is "the new world order," "transhumanism," "secular humanism," statism, self-glorification, and anything else that puts separation between any human being and God.

Now then...Who is THE Antichrist? The guy who is prophesied to take God's place in the temple in Jerusalem during the so-called Great Tribulation (before or after "the rapture")? You know, the devil's mainline representative here on earth during that period and the guy like that "Left Behind" character Carpathia?

According to Ted Pike of the National Prayer Network and leading anti-Zionist, "the antichrist" isn't Israel, because (while the anti-christ will live in Israel,) Israel isn't the anti-christ because it is "Mystery Babylon, Mother of Harlots".

Summing up the article here using direct quotes...

"...Israel was the first to marry God (Christ) and be spiritually one with Him. Thus the position she enjoyed as a spiritual bride was unique to her. Likewise, only apostate Israel can be the “mother” of spiritual whoredom. When she was chosen
as Christ’s bride, other nations were disobedient like a child to its parent. Only Israel was made capable of a wife’s infidelity. As a result, when she became a spiritual whore, she was indelibly marked, “Mother of Harlots.” Jeremiah said,
“You had a harlot's forehead, you refused to be ashamed.” (Jer. 3:3) Other apostate systems may be spiritual harlots but only Israel is “mother” of that scarlet sorority. And without repentance, neither time nor wanderings can remove that epithet
from her. When Israel shouted, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” her resurrected spouse banished her. The Jewish people were condemned to wander like a woman divorced for adultery, perpetually looking for that substitute husband (anti-Christ) who
would take the place of the One she killed..."

Also:

"Revelation 17 confronts us with the specter of a city “which reigns over the kings of the earth.” It has physical power—more wealth and importance than any other city—but also spiritual power, embodying the full potentiality of human degeneracy. “What city is like this great city?” the merchants of the earth will wail. This city is so commercially important that when she falls, world trade also comes crashing down. The title “the great city” is exclusive. There will doubtless be other powerful cities in the end time but John witnesses “the great city,” an unequaled center of trade, political power, culture and human bondage....And to whom does that term refer? In Revelation, “the great city” (hey polis megaley in Greek) is used to clearly refer to Jerusalem, capitol of the Jewish people! When the two witnesses are killed, their dead bodies lie in the streets of “the great city (hey polis megaley). "... Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified” (Revelation 11:8). This unmistakably implies that powerful, corrupt Babylon and the great city “ Sodom and Egypt, where
our Lord was crucified,” are the same city… Jerusalem."

And:

"The City of Jerusalem as it existed in the time of Christ Jesus was also reckoned to be a 'City of Seven Hills.' This fact was well recognized in Jewish circles. In the Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer, an 8th century A.D. midrashic [Talmudic] narrative (Section 10), the writer mentioned without commentary (showing that the understanding was well known and required no defense) that, "Jerusalem is situated on seven hills." ("The Seven Hills of Jerusalem”)...Armenian Christians, living for centuries in Palestine, taught their schoolchildren that the seven hills are: Mt. of Olives, Mt. Scopus, Mt. Zion, Mt. Moriah (the Temple mount), Golgotha, Hill of Moses, and Mt. Herzl."

"Scripture also describes only one city as center of world rule in the last days, and that is Jerusalem. Paul states clearly that the anti-Christ will declare his one-world authority from the temple at Jerusalem, where he proclaims he is God. (2 Thess.
2:4) When the two witnesses resist him, they do not battle a papal anti-Christ but “the wicked profane prince of Israel” in Jerusalem. (Ezek. 21:25) These scriptures point to Jerusalem as the epicenter of one-world rebellion against God; Jerusalem and Babylon are one!"

Not only that, but the fact that the foremost version of the Talmud is the Babylonian Talmud is, I think, not just a coincidence. Pike believes that modern Judaism is Babylonian, enforced by the Babylonian Talmud and Zohar/Kabbalah, with the occult entering Jewish beliefs as a result of Babylonian captivity under Nebuchadnezzar et al.

Finally:

"How should Christians respond to the fact that Israel and Babylon are one? Jesus tells us the answer. "Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins, and that you may not receive of her plagues, for her sins have piled up as high as heaven…" (Rev. 18:4-5)"

If Pike is correct, then Christian Zionists MUST leave that doctrine behind!

So, while Talmudic Judaism is antichrist, it is not THE Antichrist! Talmudic Judaism is the BRIDE of antichrist, but not the antichrist himself.

And it is my prayer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that my fellow Christians of the Christian Zionist persuasion DO NOT become the brides-maids to the BRIDE OF ANTICHRIST!

Still, who is the Antichrist? And, while we're at it, who is the Beast and who is the False Prophet? Further, could a Christian sect or doctrine lead to being "Mystery Babylon" in contradiction to Pike's reasoning? Next Post...

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