Where Is Modern


    the Great?


                        A survey of news stories and events in the past few months

                        reveals how low the American character and morality have sunk

                        during the past decade.  Is God’s Hand of judgment soon to

                        fall?  Where is “modern Babylon the great”?  What is the End-

                        time “city of Babylon”?  Bible prophecy reveals the answer. 

                        Here is the shocking truth, and the astonishing facts many have

                        overlooked and ignored, giving them a false sense of security. 


                                                   William F. Dankenbring


            Take note of the following news items which have appeared in the press recently:


            According to the Family News in Focus radio program, the Los Angeles public school system has established a high school exclusively for homosexual teens and conducts an all-gay prom.  In the nurse’s office at John Muir high school in Pasadena, is a huge color poster blatantly shouting to students, “USE A CONDOM.”  Public schools throughout the United States have given up trying to teach abstinence from premarital sex, and have thrown in the towel regarding sexual activity among teenagers.  The result?  Besides AIDS and venereal diseases in epidemic proportions, a million plus crop of unwed mothers yearly, and 1.5 million abortions.


            Massachusetts Governor William Weld recently proclaimed  a “Gay/Straight Youth Pride Month,” for the state’s students, and a rally was held at taxpayer expense at the state capitol.  The rally included a lesbian pagan who prayed over the students “in the name of many divinities.”  Some who attended the event demanded criminal penalties and prosecution of anyone who publicly opposes homosexuality and school-approved “Gay-Lesbian, Unsure and Bisexual Clubs.” 


            Heroin use is up sharply in the United States, as are heroin addiction and heroin-related deaths.  James Davidson asks:  “Who’s really running America?  There’s increasing evidence that it’s not the people we think.  The Latin American drug cartels have stretched their tentacles much deeper into our lives than most people believe.  I fear it’s

possible they are calling the shots at all levels of government” (Strategic Investment newsletter).


            A growing number of female college students are trying topless dancing and prostitution as a source of “easy” money, or to help pay their way through college.


            Violent crimes among white Americans -- not to mention the alarming statistics among blacks and hispanics -- rose nearly 250% from 1955 to 1991.


            Slave labor in America?  More than 60 Thai immigrants were discovered in El Monte, California, held as working slaves in a compound where they were forced to work as long as 12 hours per day manufacturing clothes that were being sold by major retailers and well-known labels.


            At Williams College, it is difficult for a woman student to find a restroom without men in them.  The college does not allow banning of men from the women’s restrooms as that would be “exclusionary to one gender” and implies that men and women are different.  Said columnist John Leo, “For only $25,000 a year, you too can ship your children to a college like William and have them learn to think this way.”


            In 1993, Americans lost nearly $42 billion in legal gambling. 


                                                Trading with the Enemy


            Meanwhile, true to form, Russia -- now supposedly America’s ally and a “new-born friend” of the West, is busily selling its most sophisticated weapons systems -- including nuclear delivery systems -- to the People’s Republic of China (Red China). Russia alone has a military machine larger than that of America and the whole Western world combined.  They still have over 40,000 nuclear warheads aimed at the United States and other Western nations.  They have reorganized the KGB five times in the last eight years, making it bigger than ever, and today are pouring agents into the United States and Europe. 


            Within the next decade, China could be the world’s third greatest superpower.  Will Russia and China join forces against the West, leaving us vastly out-gunned and outnumbered?  Will these countries, and their future allies, attack the West with a 200,000,000 man army, and vast arms including nuclear?  


            Meanwhile, the United States is attempting to build up Red China economically, despite reports of slave labor and organ harvesting perpetrated upon Chinese political and other prisoners.  A missionary in Mexico recently discovered that a Chrysler assembly plant located in the city of Toluca

was being shut down, dismantled, and shipped to China.  Apparently, Mexican auto-workers who receive $2 an hour in wages ($344 per month) are too costly -- the average wage in China is $50 per month! 


            This is the country where Chinese-American human rights activist Harry Wu discovered body parts are being harvested from prisoners and sold for enormous prices to the powerful and the rich.  Anyone in need of a liver, kidney, heart, or other organ?  The Chinese will sell you one for a price -- $20,000 to $40,000 each.  Hungry for a new taste treat?  The Chinese now offer aborted human baby fetuses as “food” in fashionable Shanghai restaurants, and sell them to interested buyers for their alleged “health” benefits.


            American international manufacturers are eager to exploit the “slave labor” available in China, as well as Vietnam and other “Communist” countries.  What’s the difference, so long as you make a buck (or a million or more)?  Chrysler is among the most fervent in its quest to penetrate the Chinese market by setting up shop in China.  Industrialists drool at the thought of 1.2 billion Chinese buying their products.  But I wonder if such thoughts of immense profits aren’t nothing but fool’s gold -- can you imagine how a Chinese worker who earns $50 a month would ever be able to buy a Chrysler automobile?  Or would they be exported back to the U.S., to “compete” with American-made cars, made by American workers who earn roughly $20 an hour ($3440 a month), plus benefits?   


            On the other hand, how will the American keep his job trying to compete with virtual “slave labor”?  In the “New World Order” economy, the American will be put out of work, or lower his pay scale to that of his competitors, becoming a “slave” himself!


            Should the United States even be doing business with such a vile, barbaric nation, governed by a ruthless tyranny?  Secretary of State Warren Christopher thinks so.  He says:  “I believe that most favored nation status is in our interest as well as being in the Chinese interest.”  But, says an editorial in the Denver Post:


                        “What makes Harry Wu so dangerous is his firsthand knowledge of how

                                China uses slave labor to support its growing manufacturing sector.


                                “In the past few years, Wu has smuggled cameras into China’s prison camps

                                and filmed evidence on how inmates are forced to make products that China

                                then sells overseas -- including many items exported to the United States.

                                Prisoners who don’t fill their quotas are beaten:  others endure near starvation.

                                Often, the only crime committed was to speak their mind against China’s

                                still-repressive government.”


                Despite this factual knowledge, the response of the United States establishment is to appease the Chinese and roll over when they threaten to cease relations.  The Wall Street Journal suggested that Bill Clinton appoint George Bush as a special envoy to China, who was ambassador to China in the 70’s and frequently appeased them while he was President from ‘88 to ‘92. Says Don McAlvany in his newsletter:


                        “Despite their utter depravity and ruthlessness, the Red Chinese continue to

                                be financed by the U.S. government and international corporations.  If anything,

                                the trend will accelerate as business ethics disappear and the desire for quick

                                profits and low-cost slave labor intensifies.  The Communist Chinese, Bill

                                Clinton, Warren Christopher, George Bush and their corporate colleagues prove

                                that birds of a feather do flock together” (The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor,

                                September, 1995, p.12).


                                         The Word of God THUNDERS


            How does Almighty God view a nation such as the United States which insists on doing “business as usual” with such a ruthless, despotic, inhumane regime?  What does God think about the moral slide in the United States and Western world, from the highest political offices down to the teenagers in the high schools? 


            The word of God thunders:  “Alas, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children who are corrupters!  They have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel, they have turned away backward.  Why should you be stricken again?  You will revolt more and more.  The whole head [politically] is sick, and the whole heart [the churches] faint.  From the sole of the foot even to the head [from the bottom to the top of society], there is no soundness in it, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment” (Isa.1:4-6, NKJV).


            God Almighty describes the JUDGMENT He will execute upon this End-Time world Merchantile system, this “New World Order” which exploits the poor and downtrodden, and makes slaves of nations and peoples, and which even trades in the

bodies and body parts of men:


                        “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people,

                                lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.  For her sins

                                have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. . . .


                                “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure

                                give her TORMENT and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am

                                no widow, and will not see sorrow.  Therefore her PLAGUES will come in one day

                                -- death and mourning and famine.  And she will be UTTERLY BURNED WITH

                                FIRE, for strong is the Lord God who JUDGES her.


                                “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously

                                with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her

                                burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas,

                                that GREAT CITY BABYLON, that mighty city!  For in one hour your

                                JUDGMENT has come.


                                “And the MERCHANTS of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no

                                one buys their merchandise anymore:  merchandise of gold and silver,

                                precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every

                                kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of

                                most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon, and incense,

                                fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and

                                sheep, horses and chariots [automobiles], AND BODIES AND SOULS

                                OF MEN . . .


                                “The merchants of these things, who became RICH by her, will stand at

                                a distance for fear of her TORMENT, weeping and wailing, and saying,

                                ‘Alas, alas, that GREAT CITY that was clothed in fine linen, purple,

                                and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!   For

                                in ONE HOUR such riches came to nothing. 


                                “Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as TRADE

                                on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of

                                her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’  They threw dust on

                                their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that

                                GREAT CITY, in which all who had SHIPS on the sea became rich by

                                her wealth!   For in one hour she is made desolate” (Rev.18:4-19).


            Let us carefully look at this amazing prophecy in Revelation 18, and notice things we may have overlooked in the past. 


            1)  This “Babylon” is the world’s greatest COMMERCIAL and TRADE center -- it is so great that all the merchants and shipowners in the world lament its destruction.


            2)  This is a “CITY” -- the prophecy says so -- undoubtedly, then, it is the world’s GREATEST CITY of commerce and power and influence during these “End times.”


            3)  It is a SEAPORT -- the indication is that it is the greatest sea port, with the world’s largest and busiest harbor.  This fact alone negates the “End time Babyon” being such a city as Rome.


            4)  It is connected with the “Beast” of Revelation, and the End-time Babylonian world Empire.    What is this “great city”?  Where is it?  Wherever it is, it is the CHIEF CITY of this new world merchantile system.  It is the HEADQUARTERS of the “New World Order.”  Since the United Nations is part and parcel of the New World Order, it is significant that the headquarters of the United Nations is located in this city which leads the modern world in trade, commerce, and wealth.


            Some have thought that the “Babylon” of Revelation 18 will be the rebuilt city of ancient Babylon on the Euphrates River in modern Iraq.  It is true that Saddam Hussein is attempting to rebuild ancient Babylon as a tourist center and attraction.  But to claim that such a small and insignificant city is the major modern metropolis mentioned in Revelation 18 stretches all human credulity to the breaking point. 


            Consider -- this city mentioned in Revelation 18 is the DOMINANT CITY in the entire world -- in that sense, a city LIKE or comparable to, ancient Babylon!  This indicates that it has been such a city for a considerable length of time, for it takes decades, even centuries, for a city to grow in power, population, and magnitude.  Therefore, this city has to have been around for some length of time. 


            What city could it be? 


                                    New York City is Modern BABYLON!


            The only city which really fits the criteria -- and fully answers all the elements of this prophecy, today -- is none other than NEW YORK CITY! 


            It is the same place, according to an American television advertising commercial, that a “foreign” salsa is manufactured which cowboys in El Paso, Texas, can’t stand, and demand another product -- “Pace” -- instead!   When they look at the label, they see this “foreign” salsa is manufactured in, in their incredulous words --  NEW YORK CITY!!!”


            The United Nations building sits on a site IN NEW YORK CITY, given to the organization by the Rockefeller family, one of the richest and most powerful families in the United States.  The United Nations is vital to the “New World Order,” or what the Bible refers to in prophecy as “Babylon the Great.”  It is composed of a General Assembly which includes all nations on the earth, and a Security Council, presently composed of five permanent members -- the United States, Russia, Britain, France, and China -- and ten other rotating members, serving for two years.  Organized in April 25, 1945, this final and latest form of “World Government” has been in existence for fifty years, as of 1995.


            It is no accident that its headquarters is none other than New York City, the world’s greatest modern metropolis, and a symbol for financial power, might and influence -- the home of Manhattan Island, Wall Street, the Stock Market, the heart and soul of modern commerce.  Such agencies as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the leading banks of the world are centered in New York City. 


            New York City is the major city of the world’s “Last Remaining Superpower” -- the United States.  What other city, therefore, could begin to be the End-time “Babylon”? 


            With the 6,000 year’s of mankind’s term on this planet almost up, according to God’s time-table of a “week” consisting of six 1,000 year days for man to be given to govern himself on this planet (II Pet.3:8-10), as we look around at the earth, today, there simply is not enough time left for another city to become great, and to replace New York City, as the most influential and powerful city in the world.  Therefore, by process of elimination, we can come to no other conclusion.


            For far too long, many have assumed that the Biblical “Babylon” mentioned in Revelation 18, as existing in the “last days,” was the city of “Rome,” in Italy.   However, the truth is that this “Babylon” is very clearly a SEAPORT -- the world’s great SEAPORT and TRADE CENTER!  The “World Trade Towers” are located in New York City.  There is more wealth and riches in New York City than on any comparable spot on the earth, today.  The harbor is dominated by the “Statue of Libery,” and Ellis Island is famous for the passage of immigrants though its halls.  Songs have been written about “New York, New York,” and a magazine is called “The New Yorker.”


                             New York and Ancient Babylon Compared


            How does modern New York City compare with ancient Babylon?  Notice:


            1) Both are the major cities of powerful world Empires.


            2) Both are the trade and commercial capitals of the world during their time.


            3)  Both are the hubs of financial enterprise.  Both are major banking centers -- in fact, ancient Babylon was where the modern “banking system” originated.


            4)  Both are seaports (the Port of New York is one of the largest ports in the world; Babylon lay on the banks of the Euphrates River, a vital trade conduit in ancient times).


            5)  Both have a cosmopolitan flair, are cities where peoples of many races and nationalities blended together, as great “melting pots” of humanity.


            But could modern “Babylon” really be New York City?  For years I was under the delusion that modern “Babylon” had to be somewhere in “Europe.”  Herbert Armstrong of the Worldwide Church of God, had it pegged as modern Rome, where the seat of the Vatican and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, are located.  But the description of “Babylon” in Revelation 18 in no way fits the city of Rome, today.  It is neither a seaport, nor a major world center of banking and commerce.  Although it is a major world city in its own right, it nowhere near begins to compare with New York City, in any manner, shape or form!


            For too long we have had blinders on, and mistakenly thought that modern “Babylon” had to be in Europe, but no city there really fits the description of Revelation 18.  The nearest would be London, England, but even London does not compare today to New York City in terms of trade,

merchantile power, financial power, and immensity.  Today, Wall Street and the New York Stock Market literally shake the world. 


            The leading nation in terms of world trade, today, is the United States of America.  World trade in the mid 1970s amounted to about $780 billion a year.  The leading exporting nations were the United States, followed by Germany, Japan, France, and Great Britain, in that order. 


            Just because New York City is the major city in the United States, which we believe to be modern day Ephraim in Bible prophecy, does not mean it could not be “Babylon” in modern times.  Every time I have been to New York, I have been impressed, and so have other people, by its fluid immensity, its electric air, the energy of the people, and the maze of buildings, skyscrapers, and mass of humanity.  We always called it “Babylon,” without thinking of the import of those words, almost by automatic reflex.  It seems just like “Babylon” to anyone who has been there!


                                              Facts about New York City


            New York City is the largest city in the United States, and the fifth largest city in the world, after Shanghai, Mexico City, Tokyo, and Beijing.  None of those cities could qualify as the leading merchantile city of the world -- most of them are too poor, and financially strapped.  The economy of Tokyo and Japan, today, is a vast delusion of inflated prices, threatening to topple the entire Japanese economy. 


            Says the World Book Encyclopedia:


                        New York City is one of the world’s most important centers of business,

                                culture, and trade.  It is also the home of the United Nations.  Much of what

                                happens in New York City affects what happens throughout the United

                                States and around the world. . . Since its founding by Dutch settlers in 1624,

                                New York has attracted immigrants from throughout the world.  During the

                                1800’s and early 1900’s, millions of Europeans seeking a better life in a free

                                land poured into the city.  The Statue of Liberty, built in New York Harbor in

                                1886, became the symbol of this new life.  Since the mid-1900’s, more immi-

                                grants -- mainly blacks from the Southern States and Spanish-speaking Americans

                                from Puerto Rico -- have moved into the city.  They have also looked to New

                                York as a place to make a better life.


                                “The business, financial, and trading organizations in New York City play a

                                MAJOR ROLE in the economy of the nation AND THE WORLD.  The banks,

                                stock exchanges, and other financial institutions in the city’s famous Wall Street

                                area help provide the money used by most large U.S. corporations.  The sky-

                                scrapers that form the spectacular New York skyline house the home offices of

                                many national and international business firms.  The docks, warehouses, and

                                shipping companies that line New York’s huge natural harbor handle much of the

                                nation’s imports and exports.


                                “As a cultural center, New York City has no equal in the United States. . .


                                “But along with all its greatness, New York City has many serious problems.

                                Thousands of immigrants have not found the opportunities they had  hoped for

                                in New York.  More than a million New Yorkers receive welfare aid, and thous-

                                ands live in slums.  Other problems include air pollution, traffic jams, crime,

                                racial conflicts, and the ever-increasing cost of living in the city. . . In spite of

                                its problems, New York City remains one of the most interesting and exciting

                                cities in the United States.  In fact, many people consider it the most fascinating

                                city in the world” (“New York City,” vol.14, p.260).


                New York City lies at the mouth of the Hudson River and covers about 365 square miles (945 square kilometers).  Five ethnic groups make up about 77 percent of New York City’s population -- Irish, Italian, Jewish, Negro and Puerto Rican.  New York City has more blacks than any other city in the world (over 1,667,000) -- they constitute the largest single ethnic group in the city, over 21 percent of the population.  Jews make up about 20 percent of the population.  There are also many Chinese, Cubans, Germans, Greeks, and Poles in New York, a trule “melting pot” just like ancient Babylon!


            These facts and statistics show that New York City is certainly a strong contender for the role of the End-time “Babylon the Great”!  But would the End-time “Babylon” be the major city in the United States, which is descended primarily from the House of Joseph, son of Jacob, in the Bible?  Is such a thing possible?  The answer is a

resounding “yes”!  In this End-time age, the northern tribes of the House of Israel, which went into captivity in 718-721 B.C., and migrated into northwestern Europe, the British Isles, and North America, were prophesied to become great, and to dominate the world in the End-time.  But they were also prophesied to be worshipping a paganized form of religion, which would lead them astray.  Notice!


                                    Modern Ephraim and Baal Worship


            Bible prophecy indicates that modern Ephraim, the house of Joseph, the leader of the breakaway northern Kingdom of Israel in ancient times, would in the End-time be a nation given over to Baal (that is to say, “pagan”) worship.  If you have not read it, be sure to write for our Special Issue of Prophecy Flash, entiled “AMERICA IN PROPHECY!”, the June-July 1994 issue.  It will prove beyond any reasonable doubt the true identity of our historic national ancestors, and our true identity, today.


            The prophet Hosea foretold the state of religious apostasy which would characterize the lost tribes of Israel in the “time of the end.”  He declares of Ephraim, the leading tribe of the ten tribes, and therefore the leading nation:


                        “For now, O Ephraim, you commit harlotry, Israel is defiled.

                                They do not direct their deeds toward turning to their God, for

                                the spirit of harlotry is in their midst.  And they do not know the

                                LORD.  The pride of Israel testifies to his face; therefore Israel

                                and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah (the Jews) also

                                stumbles with them” (Hosea 5:3-5, NKJV).


                                “I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel:  There is the

                                harlotry [spiritual and religious false worship, my Bible’s margin

                                says, “spiritual adultery”] of Ephraim; Israel is defiled” (Hos.6:10).


            New York City, a cosmopolitan “melting pot” of peoples, is also reflected in the prophecies of Hosea.  We read:


                        “Ephraim has MIXED himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake

                                unturned.  ALIENS [foreigners] have devoured his strength, but he

                                does not know it.  Yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, yet he

                                does not know it” (Hos.7:8-9).


            God warns Ephraim, His people -- the nations of modern “Israel,” where the “lost ten tribes” of ancient Israel eventually settled -- in Northwestern Europe, the British Isles, and North America, mainly:


                        “The days of PUNISHMENT have come; the days of recompense have

                                come.  Israel knows!  The prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is insane

                                [their religious leaders have corrupted them!], because of the greatness of

                                your iniquity and great enmity.  The watchman of Ephraim is with my

                                God; but the prophet is a fowler’s snare in all his ways -- enmity in the

                                house of his God.  They are deeply corrupted, as in the days of Gibeah

                                [when Danites mass-raped a woman -- see Judges 19:1-3019:1-30; how

                                sickeningly comparable to our mass immorality, rape, and perversion,

                                so rampant, today!].  He will remember their iniquity; He will PUNISH

                                their sins” (Hos.9:7-9).


            God says of His modern people, today, in warning words of love and deep concern:


                        “When Ephraim spoke, trembling, he exalted himself in Israel [that is,

                                during the time of the American Revolution, and Civil War, when our

                                leaders were honest, sincere, God-fearing men, our nation was blessed

                                by God]; but when he offended through BAAL WORSHIP [that is, the

                                paganized churches and apostate religions that flourish, today, where

                                the Word of God has been trampled in the mire along with the LAW of

                                God!], he died [spiritually].  Now they sin more and more, and have

                                made for themselves molten images [like images of crosses, crucifixes,

                                various “saints,” etc.], idols of their silver, according to their skill . . .”

                                (Hosea 13:1-2).


            The house of Joseph was prophesied to become great, in the End-time (see Gen.48:15-20; 49:22-26; Deut.33:13-17).  That is why the United States of America rose to such awesome heights after such an inauspicious beginning in 1776, a little over 200 years ago.  But in this 20th century, our peoples have plunged into sin, iniquity, and

departed further and further from the ways of God! 


            God will not be mocked.  He will not sit by silently while His people go on a pagan orgy of lust, greed, wickedness, and evil.


                                           The Beginning of the End 


            Even as I write this article, the final elements are being put in place for the United States to be absorbed into a new One World Government, under the United Nations, with the complicity and agreement of American political leaders.  American sovereignty will be sacrificed for the “New World Order.”  The United Nations will be a true One World Government, headquartered at New York City.


            Reported the San Francisco Chronicle:


                        “The UN now has multi-national foreign troops, peace-keeping troops stationed

                                in fourteen countries around the world.  They have all one thing in common --

                                the international soldiers are there to bring tranquility and safety to places who

                                cannot do so on their own.  So, perhaps there is one more place a UN national

                                force is needed, the United States of America” (“Next Hot Spot for UN Troops --

                                the United States,” October 7, 1993).


                The deputy chief of staff for intelligence at the Pentagon, Major Ralph Peters, wrote a position paper entiled “Warrior Class” in which he states:


                        “The desire for patriotism (the sovereignty of our nation, our flag, our freedoms,

                                and  nationalism) is considered an ENEMY DOCTRINE.  The U.S. armed forces

                                must be prepared to fight against all those who oppose the New World Order and

                                who are holding out for nationalism” (quoted in The Last Dictator, by Dwight L.

                                Kinman, p.53-54).


                In this New World Order patriotic Americans are considered dangerous enemies of the state.  Peters says, “We, as the military, need to commit more training time to counter these warrior threats.  We must have an active campaign to win over the populace.”  He adds:  “This must be coupled with irresistible violence” (McAlvany Inelligence Advisor, May-June 1994, p.7).


            Already, Germany has been given the right to establish military bases on U.S. soil.  Some American military units have been told confidentially that they will soon come under UN authority.  Russian, Turkish, German and other foreign military troops are conducting training exercises at Fort Polk, Louisiana.  U.S. insignias and American flags are now being removed from uniforms, air craft and vehicles, as the Clinton administration turns over control of the military to the UN and the coming global government of the UN.


            President George Bush made a shocking statement on September 2, 1992 when he directed that the U.S. would “make available our bases and facilities for multi-national training and field exercises.”  Fort Dix, in New Jersey, a U.S. Army base, since that time have been converted into a training center for UN peace keeping forces.


            Says Dwight L. Kinman, at this time the UN has 19,000 troops in place at Fort Polk, Louisiana, including anti-American Pakistani and Frence troops, and two battalions of Russians.  There are a reported 50,000 nationa guard and UN troops near Barstow, California, being held ready in case of future riots in Los Angeles.  A UN contingent of some 40,000 troops is being kept near Sacramento, acording to Kinman, and some 40,000 near San Diego.  Some 14,000 UN troops are stationed near Anchorage, Alaska, and UN Gurkha troops from Nepal -- considered merciless killers -- are near Yakima, Washington.   A 20,000 man contingent recently conducted military exercises in western Montana.  I have not verified these accounts and numbers, but if they are accurate, the imposition of a “police state” in America cannot be far off, and could occur in or even before 1997 -- depending on when the economy goes sour and social order begins to collapse.


            Writes Des Griffin, in his book The Fourth Reich of the Rich:


                        “Total dictatorial control over America can be exerted instantaneously

                                with one stroke of the pen.  The measures stand as EOs [Executive Orders]

                                waiting to be evoked by whatever the President decides is a major crisis.

                                These decisions give the President, through a bureaucracy of unelected officals

                                in the office of the Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA), un-

                                limited powers.  You will have no recourse but to submit to their wisdom

                                and judgment.  This governmental total control over your life becomes

                                effective (according to the language of the EO) in times of increased inter-

                                national tension or economic financial crisis.”


                Originally under FEMA twenty-three detention camps were to be authorized, scattered throughout the United States,  to hold prisoners who would be incarcerated during a crisis in the U.S.  This number was expanded by another twenty  supplemental camps in 1990-91.  There are now forty-three such “detention camps” predeployed for use to incarcerate citizens considered potentially subversive and who will be declared felons and rounded up in case a “national emergency” is declared.  Four of these internment camps which can hold 25,000 prisoners are located at Fort Chafee, Arkansas, Fort Drum Military Rservation, New York, Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania, and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.  Six other “emergency custodial facilities” are located at Fort Benning, Georgia, For Huachua, Arizona, Elgin Air Force Base, Florida, Oakdale, California, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. 


            The purpose of these facilities is to “house” or “detain” those considered security risks by the New World Order, or the U.S. government which is part of the global system, if and when a political “melt-down” occurs due to economic chaos or social revolution.  Included in the list of potential subversives, according to Alyn Denham, publisher of a newsletter about American policies, are right wing and fundamentalist Christians!  Says the Patriot Report:


                        “. . . U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno has sent a confidential memo to

                                U.S. attorneys that an investigation would take place against right-wing

                                and fundamentalist Christians.


                                “The memo . . . states that the FBI would be conducting extensive investi-

                                gations and surveillances of right-wing political and fundamentalist, religious

                                individuals and organizations [in Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina,

                                Idaho, and Montana].  Dossiers on targeted individuals are to be compiled and

                                retsained at Washington, D.C., at the Justice Department.


                                “The memo states that in the event of a widespread uprising, these individuals

                                and organizations must be viewed as potential terrorists” (September 1994).


            According to the Master Plan, the United States has already been divided up into TEN regions  -- an interesting number.  These ten regions were created under President Nixon in 1972.  In a national emergency, the U.S. would be governed according to these ten regions, and all other government bodies would be subservient to them or out of

business.  Says Dwight Kinman:


                        “Thus during a declared emergency and martial law the government could

                                operate under the Government Reorganization Act.  STATES WILL BE

                                ABOLISHED -- A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE FORMED

                                which will finalize into a one-world government under the control of the

                                UN. . . . [emphasis his.]


                                “The New World Order will be complete. . . America will have become a

                                region in a global community of nations, and we will enter into a trans-

                                national one-world government under the total control of a world central

                                auhority -- the fearful master.  The poisonous seeds that were sown in

                                San Francisco (with the founding of the UN) will have come to full bloom”

                                (The Last Dictator, p.80).


                                                      The Rising Up of the “Beast”


            In the book of Revelation, the rising up of this prophesied “New World Order” is shown in stark detail.  We read:  “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a BEAST rise up out of the sea [of nations], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:  and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.  And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death [a fatal wound]; and his deadly wound was healed:  and all the world wondered after the beast.  And they worshipped the dragon [Satan the devil -- see Rev.12:9] which gave power unto the beast:  and they worshipped the beast [after his “fake” resurrection from the dead!], saying, Who is like unto the beast?  Who is able to make war with him?  And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months   . . . And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over ALL kindreds, and tongues,and nations” (Rev.13:1-7).


            This End-time “Beast” is the final birth of the “New World Order” -- the revitalized and energized “United Nations.”  At that time it may well change its name to “Federated Earth.”  It will hold power over all nations, for a time.  It will be led by “seven heads” -- possibly the “G7” nations who dominate world finance -- the United States,

Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and Italy.  Or, these seven heads or world powers could be seven permanent members of the UN security council -- the present five, which are the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China, plus two added new members, Germany and Japan, which will very likely join this select group in 1996.


            The “ten horns” of this final “Beast” power could well be the ten regions that the Earth has been divided into by the Club of Rome and the Trilateral Commission.  Writes Dwight Kinman:


                        “The Club of Rome and the Tri-Laterial Commission have already divided

                                the planet into ten administrative regions.  Their plan is to choose five cities

                                as world capitals and one city to be the supreme capital of the world” (ibid.).


                These ten regions are North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Eastern Europe, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East, main Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Central Asia.  The World Federalists are calling for “ten wise persons” to govern the ten regions of the earth.  Could this be the final fulfillment of the amazing prophecy in Revelation 17 --


                        “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have

                        received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour

                        with the beast.  These have one mind, and shall give their power

                        and strength unto the beast” (R ev.17:12-13). 


                                             The World’s Last Dictator


             The dictator who will govern this vast assemblage of nations will apparently suffer some sort of assassination attempt, such as Adolf Hitler did, during World War II.  After the attempt on Hitler’s life, he became insane with fury and had hundreds of soldiers, generals, and army officers put to death for alleged complicity in the plot, including German hero Field Marshall Irwin Rommel.  The “Beast” will probably do the same thing.  He will likely be in “power” for seven years (see Daniel 9:27), but midway through his reign he will suffer an attempt on his life which will leave him apparently dead.  But after one and one half days (probably from Friday sunset till Sunday morning), he will be “revived” or “resuscitated” back to life.  He will then believe or claim that he is “Divine,” the true “Messiah,” and will then announce that he is “God” and enter the Holy of Holies in a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem (he will be “the abomination of desolation” that sits in the “holy

place” -- see Matthew 24:Thess.2:3-4).


            He will persecute the saints of God -- true Christians.  The devil, Lucifer, will give him his power and authority.  The prophet Daniel declares of this final world dictator:  “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” (Dan.7:25).  A “time, times, and the dividing of time” equals 1260 days or 42 months (compare Rev.12:6, 14, and 13:5). 


            Daniel also tells us about the character of this “beast” or final “dictator.”  We read:  “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance shall stand up.  And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:  and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.  And through his policy also he shall cause craft [witchcraft] to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many:  he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand” (Dan.8:23-25). 


            This terrible world empire, the “Federated Earth,” as some think it will be called, will rule for three and one half years -- a time, times, and half a time (Rev.13:5).  Its rule is compared to a plague of “locusts” in Revelation, as the first of “three woes,” and these “locusts” -- or armies of the “Beast” -- will “torment men five months” ( compare Rev.9:1-11 and Nahum 3:17-18).  Their king is Satan the Devil, also called Abaddon in Hebrew, and Apollyon in Greek, both names meaning “The Destroyer.”  But after the short and cruel rule of this “Beast” and “Final World Dictator,” he will hear nervous tidings out of the north and east.  As Daniel records, “But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him:  therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.  And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain [Israel]; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him” (Dan.11:44-45).



                              The Sixth Trumpet and Babylon the Great


            Biblical prophecy shows that nations from the east and north will ATTACK the West, modern “Babylon,” and devastate Europe, and Babylon the Great, with its headquarters at New York City, will be ignited in a great nuclear holocaust!  A surprise nuclear strike upon the major cities of the western world -- Berlin, London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C.,

Chicago, Seattle, and many others, will ignite the fiendish flames of World War III!


            Can you imagine the scene when this mighty World Empire, with its headquarters in New York City, the richest and most powerful city in the entire world -- a modern “Babylon” and “Tyre” -- will be conquered and destroyed “in one hour” -- undoubtedly by nuclear weapons -- a massive nuclear STRIKE from the End-time axis of the Russian and Chinese bloc! 


            No wonder the traders, ship masters, and kings of the earth will “stand afar off” from her.  Her hour of judgment will inflame the imaginations of men around the world.  Who would believe that this great city could be destroyed so utterly?  No wonder they will wail, and mourn, and lament.


            In this massive attack from the East, Bible prophecy says ONE THIRD OF ALL MANKIND will be killed.  We read:


                        “Then the sixth angel sounded:  And I heard a voice from

                        the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

                        saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, ‘Release the

                        four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.’

                        So the four angels, who had been prepared for the HOUR

                        and day and month and year, were released to KILL A

                        THIRD OF MANKIND.  Now the number of the ARMY

                        of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number

                        of them” (Rev.9:13-16).


            Notice!  This final WAR -- called the “second WOE” in the book of Revelation (Rev.9:12) -- will be prepare for a particular HOUR of a certain day in a certain month and year -- it will be carefully planned, orchestrated, and carried off as a surprise, blitzkrieg type of attack -- a SNEAK ATTACK -- which will cause immense devastation, destruction, and deaths.  In this diabolical sneak attack, some TWO BILLION among all mankind will be killed!  A “third of mankind,” today, would be about two billion, since the world population is roughly 6 billion.  But this is just the “second woe.”  It precedes the “third” and final “woe” -- which occurs at the coming of the Messiah Himself. 


            This judgment on our wicked, evil system will occur during the awesome “Day of the Lord,” the final YEAR of this age, during the climactic months before the actual coming of Jesus Christ to rule this world!  It will occur at the “second woe” or the “sixth trumpet” plague (Rev.9:13).  If our understanding of Biblical chronology is correct, then this final year of this age of man’s civilization before the coming of the Messiah would be approximately 2003-2004 A.D. -- just eight or nine years from now!




            This “second woe” leads up to the final battle of “Armageddon” -- when  Christ will return from Heaven at the SEVENTH trumpet (Rev.11:15; 16:17-21).  Notice:


                        “Then the SIXTH angel [sixth trumpet plague, or second woe]

                        poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water

                        was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might

                        be prepared.


                        “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth

                        of the dragon [Satan], out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the

                        mouth of the false prophet.  For they are the spirits of demons,

                        performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the

                        whole world, to GATHER THEM to the BATTLE of that great day

                        of God Almighty. . . And they gathered them together to the place

                        called in Hebrew, Armageddon” (Rev.16:12-16).


            This leads up to the “third woe,” whis is the seventh trumplet and the seventh plague, of the Day of the Lord -- the final trumpet blown, heralding the coming of the Messiah, and the final judgment of God upon this wicked, evil world Babylonian system! 


                        “Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air; and a

                        loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne,

                        saying, ‘It is done!’  And there were noises and thunderings and

                        lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and

                        great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 

                        Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the

                        nations fell.  And great BABYLON was remembered before God,

                        to give her the cup of the fierceness of His wrath.  Then every island

                        fled away, and the mountains were not found.  And great hail from

                        heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. 

                        Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that

                        plague was exceedingly great” (Rev.16:17-21).


            The day of Almighty God’s judgment is not far off.  This evil and abominable World System which is taking shape before our eyes, will be judged and punished very soon, now.  May God hasten that day, and deliver His people from it!