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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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Our society is deteriorating, and Bible-believing Christians are ill-prepared to face that deterioration. This radio program is dedicated to preparing God's people to meet the challenges of the Day, and to encourage obedience to the Word of God in being separated from worldliness and false doctrine.
The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.
Few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye-opening truths.
On August 22, 1992, we aired a program entitled, "Revelation 18 May Be America". We examined the characteristics of the Economic Babylon described in Revelation 18 and concluded that, if the Great Tribulation were to begin in today's time frame, only the United States of America fit the description of the huge, powerful, rich, and influential economic nation Jesus Christ is here describing.
To just briefly recap, we concluded that the following descriptions fit America in the following ways. God's first descriptions of this nation are cultural and spiritual:
1. (18:3) "For all nations have drunk of the wine and the wrath of her (passionate unchastity), and the (leaders) of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the (businessmen) of the earth (have become) rich through the abundance (excessive luxury) of her delicacies."
This is another powerful, overflowing statement. This city/country is THE CENTRAL nation in the world at this time.
2. Consider LEADERSHIP. Babylon is clearly the world leader in two areas symbolically mentioned. (1) Wine--values, ideas, culture. (2) `Delicacies' are commercial. The world has reached this point--with America.
3. THIS NATION BABYLON HAS BECOME INHABITED BY SATAN AND HIS DEMONS, Revelation (18:2) "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, `Babylon the great is fallen, and is become the (resort) of (demons), and the (dwelling place) of every foul spirit, and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird.'"
But, God continues to show the extreme wickedness of this Economic Babylon: He says that BABYLON'S SINS HAVE PILED UP FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN. THE TIME HAS ARRIVED TO CALL THEM UP FOR REMEMBRANCE.
(18:5)--"For her crimes and transgressions--are piled up as high as heaven and God has remembered her wickedness and her crimes--and calls them up for settlement..."
This is a statement of staggering proportions. How high is it from earth to heaven? When these sins are stacked, they literally reach from earth to heaven, according to God's accounting.
God's anger over this extreme sin causes Him to prepare special punishment:
(18:6)--"Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double."
America has led the way in originating and thoroughly disseminating spiritual lies and the love of the world, to our children and the children of the world. These children then grow to adulthood to pass these un-Christian values to their children.
How many children's eternal souls have been lost through:
America's leadership in these sins has been instrumental in leading untold millions, perhaps billions, of precious souls into eternal Hell. Is it any wonder that God singles her out for "double" punishment?
Make no mistake about the fact that America's greatest export today is her Godless culture. The other nations of the world are literally copying our values and our lifestyle and, in so doing, are being spiritually deceived to the point where their people will be even harder toward the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Now, God turns to a physical description, beginning with His pronouncement of judgment:
4. (18:8)--"Therefore, shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for (mighty) is the Lord God who judges her." When God carries out this physical destruction
(18:9)--"And the rulers and leaders of the earth, who joined her in her immorality [idolatry] and luxuriated with her, will weep and beat their breasts and lament over her when they see the smoke of her conflagration."
This nation provided great leadership and she was the economic engine of the world. World leaders are weeping because this loss threatens their own luxurious wealth. Does America really buy from all other nations of the world to such a degree?
"...The Third World now relies upon the United States to buy 65% of its manufactured exports, compared with only 45% in 1979." 10
The USA imports more than both Japan and West Germany combined. Remember Jesus' words, "...no one will buy their cargo anymore...")
Then, God describes the reaction of the businessmen of the world who had become extremely rich selling to this great nation. (18:10-17a, Amplified Bible)--"They (the rulers of the earth in verse 9) will stand a long way off, in terror of her torment, and they will cry, `Woe and alas! The great city! The mighty city, Babylon! In one single hour, how your doom (judgment) has overtaken you. And earth's businessmen weep and grieve over her, because no one buys their (cargo) any more."
God then describes the complexity of this economy in verses 12-14. This economy is no Third World, Third Rate economy; rather, it is unquestionably the finest in the world. It is comprised of an abundance of both necessities and the finest of luxuries. God says that this nation possessed gold, silver, precious stones, all manner of fine linen, all kinds of scented woods, all sorts of ivory and of costly wood, bronze, iron, and marble. This brings to my mind the many shops which you can find in any shopping mall in any city, full of imported merchandise from the Far East.
But God continues: This economy possesses an abundance of costly spices and perfumes, food of every kind, and horses and conveyances. Now, isn't it interesting that God would list conveyances. Webster's Dictionary defines conveyance as a "carrying device, especially a vehicle". One of America's greatest imports from the many nations of the world is the automobile. There is no other nation on earth which imports cars and trucks like America. This description fits us like a glove.
Then, God further describes the painful reaction of the businessmen who had been selling all this merchandise to this now-destroyed nation. In verses 10 and 15, God says that the rulers and the businessmen are standing a "long way off" in their intense lamenting over the loss of this great nation. Look at a world globe. The North American continent is UNIQUELY SURROUNDED on all sides by immense bodies of water. The great majority of our commercial trade is done with two major parts of the world--Asia to the West, across the Pacific Ocean; and Europe, to the East, across the Atlantic. There is literally no other nation which is so uniquely situated geographically; but God becomes even more specific in verse 17, when He says that all ship captains and "all who live by seafaring the crews and all who ply their trade on the sea, stood a long way off", and moaned grievously over her loss. They also exclaimed that no nation on earth could replace this great economic power.This great nation was unique. She alone bought such a huge amount of the cargo from the other nations of the world. Only America is EXTREMELY DEPENDENT upon consumer purchasing for the health of her economy. Two-thirds of our total economic activity is generated by consumer spending. Neither Japan, nor any nation in Western Europe, nor any other country on earth spends money on consumer product like America. Today's economic statistics show very clearly that no other nation would be able or willing to purchase merchandise in the quantity necessary to make up for the loss of this nation.
Again, we reiterate. If this Great Tribulation judg-ment were to fall today, the only country which fits this description is the United States of America. But, we want to return to God's description of the spiritual condition of this great country. God said, in verse 2, that this nation had become so given over to Pagan religions and Satanic influences that "she has become a resort and dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every loathsome spirit, an abode for every filthy and detestable bird..." In other words, every demonic entity known in the world has come to reside in this country.
We have already identified the horrible spiritual condition in which Americans find themselves today, especially the Satanic influence of Rock music and videos, and the Dungeons & Dragons type of gaming. But, we believe there is more demonic activity in this country which fit this description, and this activity lies at the heart of New York City.
The New American Magazine, dated October 19, 1992, ran an article entitled, "A New World Religion", by William Jasper, starting on page 21. He begins by quoting New Age leader, Donald Keys, who is President of Planetary Citizens and author of the critically important book, "Earth At Omega". Keys' book is entirely about the role of the United Nations in achieving "Omega Point", which is the New World Order. Keys says, "We have meditations at the United Nations a couple of times a week. The meditation leader is Sri Chinmoy, and this is what he said..."The United Nations is the chosen instrument of God...a divine messenger carrying the banner of God's inner vision and outer manifestation. One day the world will treasure...the soul of the United Nations as its very own with enormous pride, for this soul is all-loving, all-nourishing, and all-fulfilling".
That is quite a description of the United Nations, and if you are thinking that it sounds like these people are worshipping the United Nations as a living, breathing, goddess, you are absolutely correct. This is exactly how they view the United Nations. Of course, we know from our examination of other New Age writings that the United Nations was conceived as being the beginning of the New World Order, that it would reorganize the world into the 10 Super Nations and then would hand the reigns of power over to Anti-Christ. This is the Plan.
However, this article gives us a unique glimpse into the demonic spirituality of the United Nations. Jaspar continues his expose' in the New American. "The United Nations is steadily becoming the center of a syncretic new world religion..." Let us stop for a moment to define this strange word, "syncretic". Webster's Dictionary defines "syncretism" as the merging or reconciling differing beliefs or practices in religion or philosophy, or the attempt to carry out such a reconciliation. Now we understand. Syncretism is synonymous with "Ecumenical", the attempt to combine all the world's false religions, including apostate Christianity, into the New World Order Mystery Religion of Anti-Christ.
Jaspar continues his description of this United Nations religion. He describes it as "a weird and diabolical convergence of New Age mysticism, pantheism, aboriginal animism atheism, communism, socialism, Luciferian occultism, apostate Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism". This is some kind of mixture of Satanically inspired religions. Can you see all kinds of demons from every religion since ancient Babylon being represented here? This grouping literally covers the entire spectrum of false worship throughout the ages.
Jaspar then describes the kinds of people who are gathering at this United Nations meditation room. They are "a strange admixture of crystal worshippers, astrologers, feminists, environmentalists, cabalists, human potentialists Eastern mystics, pop psychologists, and 'liberal' clergymen one would normally associate with the offbeat, sandals-and-beads counterculture of the 1960's. But, today's worshippers in this rapidly expanding movement are as likely to be scientists, diplomats, corporate presidents, heads of state,
international bankers, and leaders of mainstream Christian churches." Remember our discussion in earlier programs about George Bush being a Satanist in a three-piece suit, looking so deceptively normal? This is the same reality, with these people who are involved in this false worship being scientists, diplomats, corporate presidents, heads of state, and international bankers. Jaspar has just described Satan worshippers in three-piece suits.
These demonic religions are practicing their Satan worship in the United Nations in New York City. Clearly, God's words about this Economic Babylon being possessed by every demon and filthy spirit is becoming more clear. And of course, history will tell you that the United States led the struggle initially to found the United Nations.
Let us finish our discussion with an inside description of this meditation room at the United Nations. Of course, it is off-limits to anyone except those who are given special clearance. This inside description is given by Roman Catholic scholar, Piers Compton, in his book, "The Broken Cross: Hidden Hand In the Vatican" Channel Islands Publishing, Neville Spearman, 1981. Compton is writing about the spiritual decline and fall of the Roman Catholic Church. This spiritual apostasy has been accomplished by two factors, according to Compton. First, Roman Catholicism has drifted far from her traditional religious roots. Secondly, the Masters of the Illuminati have finally realized their 200-year-old dream of placing one of their own in the Papacy beginning with Pope Paul VI, in the early 1960's. Pope Paul VI traveled to the United States in October, 1965, where he addressed the United Nations.
After his address, Pope Paul VI went to the Meditation Room to worship. Notice Compton's description of this Meditation Room. "A carefully edited bulletin, that supposedly dealt with the meaning and purpose of the room, was produced by the Lucis Press, which issues printed matter for the United Nations. The suspicious may find food for thought in the fact that this publishing company...was [originally] known as Lucifer Press...This [meditation] room was a centre of the Illuminati, given over to the cult of the all-seeing Eye that under a system of allegories and veiled secrets...was dedicated to the service of pagan cults, and the obliteration of Christian in favour of humanistic beliefs." (p.68-69)
Notice that the Satanic publishing house, Lucis Press, had prepared and printed the bulletin which described the purpose and meaning of the Meditation Room. But, more importantly than this is the revelation that Lucis Press produces and prints for the United Nations. Compton is correct when he states that Lucis Press was originally established as "Lucifer Press". Christian author, Constance Cumbey, in her book, "Planned Deception", reprints the title page of Alice Bailey's book, "Initiation, Human and Solar". This book was originally printed in 1922, and clearly shows the publishing house as "Lucifer Publishing Co." Very shortly thereafter, Bailey changed the name to the present "Lucis Trust", because she felt the name, "Lucifer" too boldly and blatantly communicated too much of the true intent of both the publishing company and her organization.
Secondly, notice Compton's description of this United Nation's Meditation Room as being a "centre of the Illuminati given over to the cult of the All-Seeing Eye". Therefore, the Meditation Room of the United Nations has a Satanic All-Seeing Eye, probably dominating the wall behind the altar, as do most worship rooms which utilize this All-Seeing Eye. We demonstrate in our seminar that the All-Seeing Eye originated in the Satanic Egyptian Mysteries Religion as the Eye of Osiris, or Horus. This Eye literally portrays the occultic wisdom one receives once they are fully initiated into the Occultic Mysteries. In other words, the All-Seeing Eye represents Satan. And, yes, it is the same All-Seeing Eye which is on the back of the American one-dollar bill. It seems that we always return back to the occultic sin and complicity of this country.
Before we return to our discussion of the Meditation Room at the United Nations, we want to reveal one other aspect of the All-Seeing Eye in relation to Roman Catholicism. Even though Compton is still a practicing Roman Catholic, he devoted his book, "The Broken Cross", to lamenting how his beloved church had fallen from the truth and the dogma of the Bible. The first step was to abandon the purity of Biblical doctrine, mixing in Paganism. One of the shocking truths is that the All-Seeing Eye within the pyramid has been a Roman Catholic symbol denoting Wisdom for centuries. We have obtained a book from the Ryan Memorial Library at the Roman Catholic St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, entitled, "Symbols In The Church". The authors stated how they decided which symbols to include in this book. They stated, "The single symbols shown herein have been collected from books and from original sources over a long period of years...The symbols likewise have come from many sources from all ages of Christianity -- from small gems of the fourth and fifth centuries...The better material of more recent times is added also...the effort has been made...to present only true symbols, and those which are the best and most authentic, and to deal with the subject in the correct spirit."
Therefore, when the authors depict the All-Seeing Eye within the pyramidal triangle, on page 27, they are presenting it because it is a "true symbol..the best and most authentic.." and in the "correct spirit". The Eye is included in the chapter of symbols denoting God the Father. This is theologically correct in that Satan's original rebellion, as seen in Isaiah 13, was against God the Father. Satan wanted to throw God out of His Throne in Heaven and replace Him as the Supreme God of the Universe. But, there is one more interesting thing about this All-Seeing Eye. Rays of light are emanating from all three sides of the pyramid. This denotes Divine Knowledge and is commonly seen in occultic depictions. This book contains many more occultic symbols, and will be the subject of another program. But, the horrifying reality is that Roman Catholicism has included this blatantly occultic symbol into its repertoire many centuries ago. This mixture of Paganism with Christianity has fatally weakened the Catholic Church and has allowed Satan to finally take her over, as Compton so loudly laments.
Notice one final piece of information which Compton gives us as to the true objective of the Paganism represented in the United Nations Meditation Room. Compton declares, "the cult of the all-seeing Eye, that under a system of allegories and veiled secrets...was dedicated to the service of pagan cults, and the obliteration of Christian in favour of humanistic beliefs." (p.68-69) Pope Paul VI willingly participated in a Pagan initiation ritual which was dedicated to the obliteration of Christianity. The prophecy of Revelation 13:11-15, where the False religious Prophet, acting on behalf of Anti-Christ, puts to death all those who will refuse to take the Mark of the Beast. And who are those people? Jesus identifies these people in Revelation 20:4, "...And I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes (beheaded) for their witnessing to Jesus...and who had refused to pay homage to the beast... and who had not accepted his mark...on their foreheads or on their hands".
Thus, we have yet one more instance where the Plans for the New World Order, when they are realized, fulfill Biblical prophecy exactly. And, now that we are near the end, we can see evidences as to who the final personages will be who will serve the kingdom of Anti-Christ.
But, Compton continues:
This occultic initiation ritual by Pope Paul VI in the Meditation Room of the United Nations "represented the early stage of a scheme, the fulfillment of which would be...the erection of the Temple of Understanding, on fifty acres of the Potomac in Washington, D.C....The underlying purpose of the Temple was plainly revealed by its...all-seeing Eye...that represented six world faiths -- Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Confucianism, and Christianity...
Shockingly, these are the very false faiths which the article in the New American reported as worshipping at the United Nations. How could this be allowed to occur, in the land of America, a nation established "under God", under the precepts of true Christianity? The answer is all too clear; America has allowed herself to slip into apostasy to the point where it is now actively allowing, and even promoting, actual Satanism. America truly is possessed of every unclean and filthy and abominable spiritual entity, and it has occurred under our collective noses.
America, America, how our hearts bleed for thee. How we cry out in prayer before Almighty God to return our beloved country back to the "Old Paths" of the Bible. For therein will you find peace, rest, and favor with God. We all must daily pray that God will intervene in this horrible state of spiritual affairs, bringing a revival which will literally save America from His inevitable physical judgment.
But, before we close, we want to reveal one more thing about Pope Paul VI, as reported by Compton. Before leaving America, Pope Paul VI, to press home his voluntary renunciation of traditional Roman Catholic spiritual authority, made a show of divesting himself of the Church's reminders and insignia. He gave the Papal ring of diamonds and rubies, and his pectoral cross of diamonds and emeralds...and the tiara, the triple crown that denotes the Trinity, the authority, and the spiritual powers of the Church...to the Buddhist U Thant, then Secretary-General of the United Nations." This abdication means that the Pope no longer considers himself to be the "Vicar upon earth of Jesus Christ", says Catholic Compton. (p.70-71).
The Pope abdicated his traditional authority to a Buddhist. The New Age Dictionary reveals that this name literally means the "enlightened One". The word Buddha is another name for Lucifer the Light Bearer. Pope Paul VI abdicated his Papal authority to Lucifer.
This is why Pope Paul VI began to utilize the occultic "Bent Cross" Crucifix in his public ceremonies. Remember, we discussed this bent Crucifix in an earlier program. It was created by occultists in the Middle Ages as a caricature of the traditional Roman Catholic Crucifix. It was bent forward top and bottom, and the figure of Jesus Christ is bent and twisted, and emaciated. As time passed, this "Bent Cross" Crucifix became the occultic symbol of Anti-Christ. We have pictures of this bent Crucifix being used by both Pope Paul VI, and the current Pope John Paul II. We will send it to you if you write us and request it.
So, if Pope Paul VI began using the Anti-Christ symbol of the Crucifix, and if he voluntarily abdicated his Papal authority to the Buddhist U Thant, acting on behalf of the United Nations, we have the situation where the Roman Catholic Church no longer exists in the traditional meaning. The average parishioner has just not been told yet. the Roman Catholic Church is now part of the New World Religion, waiting only the right moment to step forward in support of Anti-Christ.
The world is very close to the beginning of the Great Tribulation. Do not be deceived.
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