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Tom Horn’s Apollyon Rising: 2012 – Critique by Dr. Cathy Burns

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Here are just SOME of the problems I found with Tom Horn’s Apollyon Rising: 2012.

P.41—He mentions that the descendants of the fallen angels went into hell “in full battle dress.” He used The Message version which states: “…the old-time giants who entered the grave in full battle dress….” Although we know this is a false version, Horn has manipulated the text by saying “hell” instead of the “grave.” (See Ezekiel 32, The Message.) Another problem with this is, we are told in the Book of Enoch that the Nephilim could not enter hell but were doomed to walk the earth as demons so even if Horn did not manipulate the text, this idea is contrary to the very book that teaches the Nephilim idea (which he endorses).

P.44—In reference to Iraq, Horn states: “the very land associated with future Armageddon (and against Saddam Hussein, no less…)….” Last time I checked Armageddon was in ISRAEL—not Iraq!

P. 62—On the copyright page Horn states: “All Scripture quotations from the King James Version.” This just isn’t true for the verse from Zecharaiah 14:3-4 is not KJV but the New International Version. (The verse on P. 41 wasn’t KJV either.) The timeline for Zech. 14 is not what Horn is claiming. He has these verses occurring so that the “tribulation temple” can be built on the site of the Dome of the Rock but if you look closely at the Scripture, the setting is AFTER the Tribulation and at the start of the Millennial reign of Christ (notice especially verse 9). Christ’s feet do not stand on the Mount of Olives at any time during the Tribulation—so Horn is wrong again!

P.67—At least four times, Horn mentions Gabriel as the angel that appeared to Daniel in chapter 10. We do not know for sure who this being is. Gabriel is mentioned in chapters 8 and 9 but this is a different vision—and may possibly be a different being. We can’t say for sure.

P.77—Horn states: “In Luke 3:23-38, there were seventy-seven generations from Adam to Jesus Christ. There were seventy-seven generations from Enoch to Christ, according to one account.” (He doesn’t mention WHICH account—so we can’t check it out.) Going to Luke 3 we find that there are 76 generations (counting Christ but not counting God since He didn’t beget Adam), but what do these generations have to do with Muhammad and faith having “seventy-seven branches”?

P.79—Horn states: “If the number seventy-seven on September 11, 2001, pointed to ‘revenge’ upon the United States by the royal bloodline descendents of Lamech, they were following the footsteps of Tubal-Cain indeed….” This statement cannot possibly be true because we see from Genesis 4:16-18 that Lamech is a descendent of Cain and ALL of Cain’s lineage perished in the flood—therefore there were no descendents of Lamech who could have attacked the U.S.

P.82—Horn refers to the “seed of the serpent” (which would be the serpent seed theory).

P.88—Horn says that the Antichrist “will champion worship of the ‘old gods’…” but Daniel 11:38-39: “But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory….” This isn’t the “worship of the ‘old gods’” but a strange god and one that his fathers did not know.

P.91—See document about “kosmos” and Horn’s definition.

P.131—Horn writes: “Incredibly, IF this supernatural leader were to be a magical REINCARNATION or resurrection of deity, the body or DNA of this SAVIOR may have been kept in or represented by a coffin….” (Emphasis added.) Horn often refers to REINCARNATION but since there is no such thing as reincarnation NO ONE (mythological or not) can be reincarnated. (See Hebrews 9:27.)

P.134—Once again reincarnation is mentioned. How could Osiris be reincarnated (or resurrected) if he never existed?! By the way, resurrection and reincarnation CAN NOT be equated or interchanged.

P.135 (with P.142)—Horn claims that Apollo, Nimrod, and Osiris are all the same “being.” We know from Scriptures that Nimrod was not a deity or part-god. He was FULLY human and he was the great grandson of the perfect Noah. Noah begat Ham; Ham begat Cush; and Cush begat Nimrod—all humans. (See Genesis 10:1, 6, 8.) We do know that Nimrod existed but Osiris and Apollo are mythological “gods” so these beings cannot be the same. Even if, as Horn is suggesting, they are the same, then Osiris and Apollo would have to be humans not some hybrid as Nimrod was a human.

P.139—Horn states: “Second Thessalonians 2:3 warns: ‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [Apoleia; Apollyon, Apollo].’” Horn’s explanation seems to be highly exaggerated (like normal). The Greek word “perdition” is apoleia which means “damnable(-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.” Do you see “Apollyon” or “Apollo” in the definition? I certainly don’t. (See the document showing all the verses where “apoleia” is used.)

P.142—Horn writes: “The fallen angel, Apollo, who unlocks the bottomless pit and unleashes the thunderous hoards of Great Tribulation locusts is therefore none other than the son of Satan and the spirit that will inhabit Antichrist.” (Emphasis added.) If (as Horn claims) Apollo is Nimrod, then he CANNOT be a fallen angel as I’ve already given the Scripture where Nimrod was fully human. Notice, too, that Horn says this being is the “son of Satan” but Nimrod was the son of Cush. Horn claims that Apollo unlocks the bottomless pit—but nothing of this sort is in the Bible. Notice Revelation 20:1: “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.” The one who has the key is an angel FROM HEAVEN—not Apollo or Satan. If Satan had the key to the bottomless pit, do you think he would allow himself to be bound there for 1000 years (see Revelation 20:1-3)? Horn then adds: “Not to put too fine a point on it, but if the reader doubts the authority of the Scriptures cited above concerning the coming of Apollo as Antichrist or the dedication of the occult hierarchy to bring the prophecy on the Great Seal about, the ‘illuminated ones’ have you right where they want you.” In other words, if we don’t believe Tom Horn, we’re playing into the Illuminati’s hand. I don’t think so!!!!

P.175—Horn gives a quote from Scripture and other artifacts: essays on the Bible and archaeology in honor of Philip J. King by Philip J. King, Michael David Coogan, J. Cheryl Exum, Lawrence E. Stager (see footnote reference on P.348 of Horn’s book). I decided to check this reference—and as in previous cases—I found that Horn manipulated the text and DID NOT quote it correctly. Here is the page he is SUPPOSED to be quoting. He leaves out words without indicating that he has done so and then he CHANGED the text as well as ADDING his own words. Compare his quote on P.175 to the EXACT quote below. Notice that he has added (although he did put it in brackets) “including those of great height; giants, offspring of the Watchers.” As you can see from the page the words “giant” and “Watcher” are NOT mentioned AT ALL in the ENTIRE book—so Horn is making these authors say something that THEY DID NOT SAY! Isn’t this lying?

P.176—Horn writes: “If Job 38:31 is therefore interpreted according to these ancient astrological and mythological renderings, it would have God asking Job if he could bind the magic bands (kesatot?) of Osiris-Dionysus or loose the bindings (mispabot?) of the mighty hunter, the giant Orion/Gilgamesh/Nimrod/Osiris/Apollo.” Do you really think that God would ask Job about a MYTHOLOICAL being? Do you think God would refer to astrology when He warned against it? I certainly don’t think so. Besides, as just pointed out, the text that Horn quoted was misrepresented and then he adds further misrepresentation and ends by having God ask Job something that Horn has created in his own imagination!!

P.177—Horn writes: “The Pleiades points to Apollo-Dionysus while the Orion system points to the soul of Osiris in heaven and, on earth, to his speculative tomb location in Giza.” (Emphasis added.) We need to remember that those who teach the Nephilim theory claim that these creatures are without souls…so how could Osiris have a soul?? On P.188 Horn writes: “…I eventually hypothesized that the Watchers had to blend species in the way they did in order to CREATE A SOULLESS or SPIRITLESS body into which to extend themselves.” (Caps and boldface added.)

P.179—On P.142 Horn says Apollo is a fallen angel and on P.179 he asks if Apollo-Osiris can rise from a hidden tomb at Giza. Since angels do not die, how could the fallen angel rise from a tomb?

P.182—Horn states: “…the giants of the Old Testament, such as Goliath, were the part-human, part-animal, part-angelic offspring of a supernatural interruption into the divine order and natural evolution of the species.” Where’s the Scriptural reference for such a fantastical claim? The Bible calls Goliath a “man” (Hebrew: iysh) in I Samuel 17:24, 25, and 33. “Iysh,” according to Strong’s Concordance, means “a man as an individual or a male person.” Noah, Abram, Jacob, Joseph, Adam, etc. were all called “iysh” in the Bible. Were any of these people part-beast and/or part-angel?

P.183—Horn quotes Genesis 6:2 where the daughters of men were fair and then he goes to the Interlinear Hebrew Bible for an interpretation that states that “the daughters of Adam…were fit extensions.” The word “fair,” however means: beautiful, good, cheerful, favour, fine, graciously, joyful, kindly, loving, precious, sweet, etc. There is no indication whatsoever that they were “fit extensions.”

P.184—Horn writes: “…Gilgamesh (the two-thirds god and one-third human child of Lugalbanda and Ninsun).” How can this be possible? A child is 1/2 of each parent, not 1/3 and 2/3. Furthermore, angels are not gods so even if Gilgamesh were an offspring from an angel, he still couldn’t be 2/3 god (or even 1/2 god). It’s impossible!

P.185-186—Horn says: “But of all the ancient records, the most telling extra-biblical script is from the book of Jasher….Jasher records the familiar story of the fall of the Watchers, then adds an exceptional detail that none of the other texts is as unequivocal about, something that can only be understood in modern language to mean advanced biotechnology, genetic engineering, or ‘transgenic modification’ of species. After the Watchers had instructed humans ‘in the secrets of heaven,’ note what Jasher says occurred:

“[Then] the sons of men [began teaching] the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord. (Jasher 4:18)”

Does the Book of Jasher actually say what Horn claims it does? Not exactly. Jasher 4:18 states: “And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.”

First of all, there is NO mention in this entire chapter to fallen angels or Watchers (see enclosed copy of Chapter 4 of Jasher). There is frequent mention of “sons of men” but remember that “sons of men” refers to HUMANS–not gods, angels, or Nephilim. To claim that “sons of men” are angels is to manipulate the text. Besides, if the “daughters of MEN” (in Genesis 6) refer to humans, why wouldn’t “sons of MEN” also refer to humans?

Second, Horn then goes on to insinuate that the angels (who are definitely NOT mentioned in this chapter of Jasher) mixed animals with humans to produce chimera-like creatures. However, note that Jasher clearly states that the mixture of animals was with other animals and fowl. There is NO MENTION of mixing animals with humans.

Third, if this is the “most telling extra-biblical script” that Horn can find, then his entire theory has just been proven false because Jasher does NOT state what Horn says it does.

P.187—Horn writes that Noah was perfect. He adds: “The meaning was not that Noah was morally perfect, but that his physical makeup—his DNA—had not been contaminated with nephilim descent, as apparently the rest of the world had become. In order to preserve mankind as He had made them, God destroyed all but Noah’s family in the Flood.” This just isn’t true at all. The Bible tells us that Noah had brothers and sisters (Genesis 5:30): “And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters.” Noah’s brothers and sisters were just as perfect in their DNA as Noah was since they all had the same father—yet NONE of Noah’s brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, etc. were spared. Obviously, then, it wasn’t the “perfect” DNA that was the factor in Noah being spared. It was because Noah was upright and righteous before God. It was his spiritual standing in God’s sight, not his physical DNA. Notice what Genesis 6:9 says: “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” Genesis 7:1: “And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before Me in this generation.” That’s the secret to Noah finding grace in the eyes of the Lord.

P.190—Horn writes: “Former college professor and BBC correspondent, Dr. I. D. E. Thomas, in his highly recommended book, The Omega Conspiracy, chronicled the burgeoning of so-called ‘alien abduction’ activity and tied it to end-time prophecy concerning the return of the nephilim….and led Thomas to conclude that the identity of the Watchers and whoever the alien entities are were somehow connected.” Notice that the aliens (who are often described as about three-foot creatures) are somehow connected to the nephilim (who are supposedly extremely gigantic creatures). How do we go from such humongous creatures to tiny 3-4 foot creatures and claim they are connected? Also, where can you find “alien abductions” in Genesis 6?

P.191—Horn claims: “…the nephilim becomes important here, as the rephaim were associated by the ancients with the ‘shades of the dead,’ including nephilim in Sheol.” (Emphasis added.) Okay, we have another problem here. Let’s start with a definition for the “shades of the dead”: “Shades are SOULS that have been separated from their bodies, also called ‘disembodied spirits.’ They are thought to be able to be seen, but not touched.” (Emphasis added.) (http://www.ehow.com/facts_6734048_definition-shade-spirit.html) Notice that shades are SOULS and Horn claims that the shades include the Nephilim…but the Nephilim were supposedly SOUL-LESS beings. We can’t have it both ways! We are also told in the Book of Enoch that when the Nephilim died they were doomed to walk the earth as a demon because they couldn’t go to hell because they didn’t have a soul…yet Horn just said that the shades included the “nephilim in Sheol [Hebrew for hell].” Horn’s theory is so full of holes and discrepancies—yet people choose to believe him and ignore God’s Word. As II Thessalonians 2:10b-11 reads: “because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” When the truth is rejected, only the lie remains.

P.192-193—These pages mention “reincarnation” several times—again. One of these occurrences is: “These beings had the power to return from the dead through REINCARNATION into bodily form as nephilim.” (Emphasis added.) Horn then quotes from Mysterious World which mentions “the reincarnation of the demonic spirits of the Nephilim giants who had been destroyed in the Flood.” (Emphasis added.) Isn’t that a little strange? The soul-less Nephilim are “demonic SPIRITS”! Hmmmmm.

P.194—Horn claims that Nimrod changed into a Nephilim. (See separate paper on “Began to be.”) He also claims that “gibborim” is “one of the offspring of nephilim.” In another of Tom’s articles he calls the gibborim a “demon child.” This just isn’t true as the Bible tells us several times that God is “gibborim” and He certainly was not the offspring of a fallen angel or a “demon child”! (See separate paper on “Gibborim.”)

P.194—Horn favorably quotes from Annette Yoshiko Reed’s book where she states: “The Nephilim of [Genesis—Tom Horn] 6:4 are ALWAYS…grouped together with the gibborim as the progeny of the Watchers and human women.” (Emphasis added.) Obviously, this statement is not true but Horn uses it to try to “prove” his convoluted ideas.

P.194—Horn writes: “Therefore, in modern language, this text could accurately be translated to say:

“And Nimrod began to change genetically, becoming a gibborim, the offspring of watchers on earth.”

This is such a twisting of Scripture and II Peter 3:16 warns that we can twist (or wrest) the Scriptures to our own destruction. We are also warned about adding to God’s Word—yet this is what Tom Horn has done.

P.194-195—Horn writes about Nimrod where “he began to be” a Nephilim. If this would be true, then ANYONE can be turned into a Nephilim and no one is ever safe from this possibility. After all, Nimrod was the great-grandson of a perfect Noah and yet he supposedly was changed genetically to become the offspring of a demon. How much more quickly could anyone of us have this happen—especially since we are so far removed (possibly 100-150 generations) from Noah?

P.197—Horn writes about Genesis 11:4-6: “That this section of Scripture could be viewed as a secondary support for the concept of Nimrod having become ‘revived Watcher offspring’….” Nimrod WAS NOT the offspring of a fallen angel as the Scripture clearly shows us that Nimrod was Noah’s great-grandson. He then adds: “…if Nimrod was genetically modified according to the original Watcher formula, he would have inherited animal characteristics within his new material makeup….” Where is proof of this?

P.208—Horn seems to accept evolutionary teaching in this statement: “As an example of this possibility, in 2009, blood was extracted from the bone of a dinosaur that scientists insist is eighty million years old. Nephilim would have existed in relatively recent times comparably, making clonable material from dead biblical giants feasible.”

P.210—Once again we see Horn manipulates a text. He writes: “In my opinion, this is more than a possibility, and I remember with curiosity how in 1998, Zahi Hawass, the current secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, claimed to have found the burial tomb of the god Osiris (Apollo/Nimrod) at the Giza Plateau.” Really? Was the mythological god Osiris’ tomb found? Well…not really. The article by Hawass that Horn referred to states: “I have found a shaft, going twenty-nine meters vertically down into the ground….At the bottom, which was was filled with water, we have found a burial chamber with four pillars. In the middle is a large granite sarcophagus, WHICH I EXPECT TO BE THE GRAVE OF OSIRIS, the god….So several years will pass BEFORE WE HAVE FINISHED INVESTIGATING THE FIND.” (Emphasis added.) This quote simply states that Hawass was EXPECTING to find the grave but there is nothing conclusive yet Horn states that they “claimed to have found the burial tomb of the god Osiris” which just IS NOT TRUE!!

P.214—Horn writes: “…an incredible tenet emerges—that Satan has seed, and that it is at enmity with Christ.” Here we see the “serpent seed’ idea (as on P.82).

P.215—Horn writes: “Consequently, if the Antichrist is the REINCARNATION of the demon Apollo as prophesied by the apostle Paul, not only will he be the exact opposite of Jesus (Son of God), but the FORERUNNER of the return of the Nephilim.” (Emphasis added.) Let’s look at 3 items in this quote:

1. The idea of reincarnation is mentioned—again. By the way, how can a DEMON “reincarnate”?

2. WHERE is Scripture where the apostle Paul prophesied that Apollo would reincarnate?

3. The Antichrist is the FORERUNNER of the return of the Nephilim. The word “Forerunner” means “One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor” or “One that comes before and indicates the approach of another; a harbinger.” Now, if the Antichrist is the one who COMES BEFORE the Nephilim, then there can’t be ANY Nephilim here until AFTER he arrives—so there aren’t any Nephilim on earth at present yet we are told the Nephilim are here. We can’t have both ways. (Actually, neither view is correct but certainly both views cannot be held at the same time!)

P.215-216—Horn quotes from the Septuagint (Isaiah 13): “…open the gates, ye RULER.” (Emphasis added.) He insinuates that this ruler is the Antichrist, BUT if you go to the Septuagint you will not find the word RULER (as Horn claims) but rather RULERS. By using the plural word you cannot make this into a single Antichrist so Horn had to “manipulate” the text and change it into a singular word in order to continue to promote his false theory. Is this deception? (See enclosed copy of the Septuagint version of Isaiah 13.)

P.219—Horn writes: “According to Enoch, this unparalleled event is scheduled to occur after seventy generations have passed from the time of the Flood.

“This could be troubling.

“Although traditional scholarship places the time of the Great Flood between 2500 and 2300 BC, modern dating by some researchers has roughly estimated the Flood to have actually transpired between 2900 and 2800 BC….Because a prophetic generation is seventy years based on Psalm 90:10 (‘The days of our years are threescore years and ten’), Enoch’s seventy generations times seventy years equals exactly 4,900 years forward from the Flood. If the Flood took place between 2800 and 2900 BC, this brings the return of the nephilim to the immediate hour. In other words, if this 2800 to 2900 BC dating is correct, mankind is on the threshold of Watchers being raised from their underground prisons and thrown into an abyss of fire, while their giant offspring return to the surface of earth in violent fulfillment of multiple prophecies.

“We have no idea whether the modern time frame for the Great Flood is reasonable….”

Once again we find a number of problems with Horn’s comments.

1. There were 67 generations from the time of the flood until Christ (see Luke 3:23-36—starting with Noah and going to Christ) so the seventy generations were fulfilled by about 100 A.D.

2. The Bible does not say a prophetic generation is 70 years. The verse Horn used says nothing about a generation. Here the entire verse: “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Furthermore, the Bible gives its own definition of a “generation” which can be found in Matthew 1:17: “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Each “set” of 14 generations varies greatly in the amount of time. A generation, therefore, has no definite set time frame.

3. The Flood DID NOT occur between 2800 and 2900 BC BASED ON THE SCRIPTURES THEMSELVES.

FATHER AGE AT SON’S BIRTH SON’S NAME

Adam 130 Seth

Seth 105 Enos

Enos 90 Cainan

Cainan 70 Mahalaleel

Mahalaleel 65 Jared

Jared 162 Enoch

Enoch 65 Methuselah

Methuselah 187 Lamech

Lamech 182 Noah

By adding the years from Adam to Noah (130 + 105 + 90 + 70 + 65 + 162 + 65 + 187 + 182) we get the total of 1056 plus we add 600 years because the flood occurred in the 600th year of Noah’s life, we find that the flood occurred 1656 years after creation or 2344 B.C. Notice that Horn states: “We have no idea whether the modern time frame for the Great Flood is reasonable…” but we do know that the “modern” time frame is not correct because the Bible gives us the timing of the flood. The reason why Horn doesn’t want to accept the Biblical record is because the Biblical record shows that Horn’s theory is incorrect about the timing of the Book of Enoch “prophecy.” To make the Book of Enoch correct, we need to disregard the Bible. By changing the time of the flood, and claiming that a generation is 70 years, Horn can manipulate dates to fit his idea that the Nephilim are about to return around…2012!

P.229—Horn writes: “In describing the activity of the Antichrist demon Apollo, Revelation 9:1-11 says this ‘king’ of transgenic locusts opens the bottomless pit and releases synthesized insectoids to torment mankind.” Hmmmmm. For some reason I can’t find this in MY Bible. Can you? He then asks: “Are the locust hordes of Revelation chapter 9 created in human laboratories that employ the same Watchers technology we believe could give rise to Apollo’s return?” Now, how could these locusts be created in HUMAN laboratories and then get into the BOTTOMLESS PIT to be released during the Tribulation?

P.262—Horn writes: “As [Noah] Hutchings points out, the only kind of building in all the world that requires a head cornerstone is a pyramid. Because of this, Hutchings believes the ‘pillar’ that Isaiah (Isaiah 19:19-20) said would stand as a ‘sign and for a witness unto the Lord’ in the end times may be the Great Pyramid on the old border that separated lower and upper Egypt.

“Conversely, a few years ago, another friend of mine named Patrick (Paddy) Heron wrote a book entitled Pyramid of the Apocalypse, in which he postulated that the Great Pyramid at Giza had been built by the nephilim, the offspring of the Watchers. Besides associated legends, part of his reasoning had to do with the scale of the massive undertaking and the same biblical parallels—the one hundred forty-four thousand, the missing capstone, etc.,—which Heron viewed as the Watchers trying to copy, plagiarize, mimic, or borrow from the fame of something known only to the angels, namely, the design of the New Jerusalem in heaven, whose height and width are the same, as in a pyramidal structure (as opposed to those who believe the New Jerusalem will be cube-shaped).”

First of all, when would a pyramid supposedly built by the nephilim stand as a “sign and for a witness unto the Lord”? Second, the pyramid needs a CAPSTONE not a CORNERSTONE (see comment below about this). Third, the New Jerusalem is FOURSQUARE and a pyramid is not. Revelation 21:16 states: “And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.” In other references to “foursquare” in the Scriptures we see an altar and a breastplate (Exodus 27:1; 28:15-16; 39:8-9). Reading the descriptions of these items you will easily see that neither the altar nor the breastplate could have been a pyramidal shape. (See page on properties of a square.)

P.263—Horn writes: “The Great Pyramid capstone is missing, representing temporary vacancy by Apollo according to the mottoes, whose coming will ‘cap’ the pyramid, and yet as we have seen Jesus is also called the head cornerstone….

“Is this what is meant in Psalms 118 and Acts chapter 4 where Jesus is the capstone the builders refused?”

Horn evidently doesn’t know the difference between a capstone and a cornerstone. Let’s look at a dictionary definition for these words: CAPSTONE: “The top stone of a structure or wall.” CORNERSTONE: “A stone at the corner of a building uniting two intersecting walls….” A capstone CANNOT be the same thing as a cornerstone—and Psalm 118:22 clearly tell us that Jesus is the cornerstone—not a capstone as Horn claims: “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.” Acts 4:11: “This is the stone which was set at nought of your builders, which is become the head of the corner.” Once again we can see that Horn is manipulating Scriptures to try to prove his false theory.

Here are more Scriptures showing Jesus is the CORNERSTONE (not a CAPSTONE):

 Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion [not Egypt!] for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

 Matthew 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

 Mark 12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

 Luke 20:17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

 Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

 1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

 1 Peter 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner.

Notice also the CORNERSTONE is laid as a foundation which means the “basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.” In no way, shape, or form can Christ be considered a capstone!

P.264-265—Horn writes: “This cipher also confirms the prophecies of Psalms 118 and Acts 4 concerning Jesus as the rejected capstone….

“To further verify this part of the cipher pointing to an ‘alternative capstone’ or second messiah….” Once again Horn is incorrectly referring to Jesus as a capstone.

P.270—Trying to bolster his theory for the Antichrist to appear in 2012, he appeals to an Islamic scholar and he quotes: “‘When Daniel specified the period between its distress and relief, between the era of anguish and the era of blessing, he put it at forty-five years! We have already seen that he specified the time of the establishment of the abomination of desolation as the year 1967, which is what in fact occurred. Therefore, the end—or the beginning of the end—will be 1967 + 45 = 2012.’” Once again we see that Horn’s research is faulty and in contradiction to God’s Word. If you turn to Daniel 12:11-12 you can see that there are 45 DAYS (1335 days – 1290 days = 45 days). Adding 45 DAYS to 1967 would still be 1967 or possibly early 1968 at the latest. This throws out Horn’s theory because he needs YEARS—not-days—to make his theory “fit.”

P.272-273—Horn writes: “John Kehne made an even more intriguing observation, directly coupling the Great Seal’s trestleboard date, 1776, and the Mayan ending date 2012:

“This Seal shows a thirteen-step pyramid with 1776 in Roman numerals.… [The year—T.H.] 1776 was not only the year that the Declaration of Independence was signed, but was also a special year in the Mayan calendar. Just as the last katun in the Great Cycle is “katun 2012,” the first katun in the cycle of thirteen was “katun 1776.” In fact, the katun ended thirty-three days before the signing. So 1776 is the bottom level of the pyramid, where the date is actually inscribed—the top of the pyramid is therefore 2012.

“As we shall show, early Freemasons were aware of the significance of these dates—1776, 2012, and 2016 respectively—and while the thirteen steps of the unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal account for the timeframe 1776–2012 using the slightly less than twenty-year periods (19.7) of the katun, the Gregorian twenty-year cycle produces 1776–2016, both of which fit perfectly within the trestleboard dating on the U.S. Great Seal cipher and the first Masonic tracing board, as we will reveal.”

There’s a problem here. On P. 266 Horn writes: “Yet if the year 1776 represents the starting date….” And on P.283: “This adds clarity to the reasons the designers of the Great Seal of the United States similarly incorporated the Mayan 13 katun system—which started in 1776 and ends in 2012—on the nation’s primary cipher.”

Horn also has a picture on P.273 of his book showing the “13 katuns” and the “13 cycles” on an unfinished pyramid. While he claims that the starting date is 1776, it is not true. Please look closely at the bottom of the numbers and you will find the starting date as 1756—not 1776 as he claims! This throws off his theory by 20 years—and negates his starting date of 1776 which is on the back of the dollar bill. So much for his secret code on the dollar bill!

P.288—Tom Horn quotes William Henry and Mark Gray as thus: “‘The designers of the city of Washington DC oriented it to the Sun – especially the rising Sun on June 21 and December 21 [the same day and month as the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012—T.H.]. The measurements for this orientation were made from the location of the center of the Dome of the U.S. Capitol, rendering it a ‘solar temple.’ Its alignment and encoded numerology point to the Sun as well as the stars. A golden circle on the Rotunda story and a white star in the Crypt marks this spot…It is clear that the builders viewed the Capitol as America’s sole temple: a solemn…Solar Temple to be exact.” (Emphasis added.)

While I do not have a copy of this particular book, I was able to find William Henry’s website and his comments on Washington, D.C. This is what he said on his site: “‘The designers of the city of Washington, D.C. oriented it to the Sun – especially the sunset on March 21 and September 21. The measurements for this orientation were made from the center of the dome of the U.S. Capitol, rendering it a ‘solar temple’. Author David Ovason imagines it as the center of a compass and as a point of stillness, where the arc of the sunset is ‘centered.’ This still point is the tip of an angel’s needle that weaves the abstract, event transcendent, concepts of Freedom and Liberty into the fabric of America.

“It is crystal clear from the statements set in the stone of the Capitol that the builders viewed it as America’s sole temple (a solemn, Solomon’s Solar Temple in Jerusalem to be exact).” (http://www.williamhenry.net/blog.html)

Did Horn change the dates (March 21 and September 21 to June 21 and December 21) and “sunset” to “rising”? Also, December 21st occurs EVERY YEAR—not just in 2012 but Horn has added this to try to prove his theory. This is VERY deceptive.

P.305-306—Horn states: “…an event that occurs only every thirteen thousand years. The precession of the equinoxes will conclude a twenty-six-thousand-year cycle, bringing the astrological Age of Pisces to an end and introducing the beginning of Aquarius, when the next cycle begins….” Horn doesn’t believe the Bible’s creation story if he accepts 26,000 year cycles, etc.

P.309—Referring to Terrance McKenna, Horn writes: “To his surprise, he discovered that the high and low parts of the graph corresponded with times in history when ‘novelty’ or major world events transpired, including a spike around the time of September 11, 2001, and a coming spike for October 2010. But one date was unparalleled elsewhere on the graph. This is when the line simply ends, abruptly plunging off the graph into infinity—December 21, 2012. This finding is all the more astonishing given that McKenna’s research was published in 1973 independent of any knowledge of the ending date in the Mayan calendar.”

Once again, let’s look at the illustration that Horn provided. If you look closely, the “coming spike for October 2010” is really in 2008. He also insists that the line abruptly plunges “off the graph into infinity—December 21, 2012” but that is not true, either. Notice that the graph ends in July 2012—not December 2012. The last number on the graph is “07” which is the 7th month (or July). Furthermore, there are no “days” listed in the graph—only “months” and “years” so there is NO POSSIBLE WAY for Horn to “know” the EXACT day for ANY of the months listed. (Please refer to the chart on the previous page.) How can a person who manipulates text after text and document after document be considered trustworthy?

P.313—See the document referring to “aion.”

P.317-318—Horn writes: “…sometime around the Pleistocene age (thirteen thousand years ago), fossilized human skulls were unearthed together with seashells and remnants of tropical plants. The skulls have nearly three times the cranial capacity of modern man….” This sounds like Horn believes in evolution.

P.318—In referring to an Incan myth, Horn writes: “He (Viracocha) created animals and a race of giants. These beings enraged the Lord, and he turned them into stone. Then he flooded the earth till all was under water, and all life extinguished. This flood was called uñu pachacuti, by the Inca which means ‘water that overturns the land.’ They say that it rained sixty days and nights, that it drowned all created things, and that there alone remained some vestiges of those who were turned into stones. Viracocha rose from the bosom of Lake Titicaca, and presided over the erection of those wondrous cities whose ruins still dot its islands and western shores, and whose history is totally lost in the night of time.

“Inca mythology involving giants, followed by world deluge, agree with similar legends from the Maya, Olmec, and Aztec cultures of Mexico. These stories are consistent with Sumerian and Hebrew accounts of the Flood and of the giant nephilim….” (Emphasis added.) How can such a story be CONSISTENT with the Bible (the Hebrew account of the flood) when it differs greatly from the Bible account?

P.319—He then quotes from a Greek legend to “prove” Giants built megalithic structures: “The Jinn were before Adam: They built huge cities whose ruins still stand in forgotten places.” The Bible clearly tells us that Adam was the first man. The first city recorded in the Bible was built by Cain (see Genesis 4:17).

P.322—Horn writes: “With this in mind, Flynn made the unprecedented disclosure that 33.33 degrees of the great circle of the earth represents 2012 nautical miles, the identical number at the end of the Mayan calendar that ‘measures the ending of the earth.’ Flynn further revealed that Mount Hermon in Phoenicia, the first location of the descent of the Watchers, lies precisely at 33.33 degrees north, 33.33 degrees east, 2,012 miles from the equator, and 2,012 miles from the prime meridian, a location of Mt. Hermon in longitude based on the Paris 0 meridian 2.20 degrees east of Greenwich.”

Mount Hermon is located at 33◦24’38” latitude and 35◦51’26” but Flynn is using the Paris meridian which is 2◦20’14” so the “corrected” location of Mount Hermon would be 33◦24’38” latitude and 33◦31’12” longitude. Neither coordinate is at 33.33—as Flynn and Horn claim. It may be a minor difference—but it dismantles their theory since they are relying on the precise location for their figures. Furthermore, you can do your own calculations at http://www.export911.com/convert/distaCaIc.htm but you aren’t going to come up with 2,012 miles from Mount Hermon to the equator or from Mount Hermon to the prime meridian.

THIS IS THE MAP that is printed on P.322 of Horn’s book. It may look convincing but it is not factual. Notice also that the point where the lines intersect IS NOT at Mt. Hermon but above and to the right of it!

THESE ARE THE ACTUAL COORDINATES which can be found at http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html (and many other sources).

These are just some of the problems in Horn’s book but I believe that any thinking person should be able to see that his book is riddled with errors, miscalculations, incorrect quotes, false Bible interpretations, etc., etc.

Cathy Burns

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 THE SERPENT SEED & THE NEPHILIM

NEPHILIM ESCHATOLOGY, Part 2

A Crash Course in the Emerging Endtime Prophecy Heresy

By Gaylene Goodroad*

Those fallen angels who descended to Mount Hermon introduced the “seed of the serpent” into the human race. Evidently, after the Flood, they consorted with members of the tribe of Dan, mixing the “seed of the serpent” into the human genome once again.

~J.R Church with Gary Stearman[1] [bold added]

In the first book of the Bible we find an intriguing clue to the possiblelineage of the coming Antichrist…. In Genesis 3:14-15 we read the response of God as he, so to speak, takes Satan to the woodshed…. This is one of the most pivotal portions of scripture in the entire Bible. It sets up the battle between the seed of the woman… and the seed of Satan…. The Hebrew word translated seed is the word zera, meaning “offspring, descendants, posterity, and children.” Satan is going to have [biological]seed! Who is the seed of Satan, and what is his future destiny?

~Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman [2] [bold added]

After the falling away Paul states that “the man of sin… the son of perdition” will be revealed. This is a fascinating insight that may relate to the very parentage of the Antichrist himself. The word translated “son” is the Greek word huios, which is used in a general sense to mean “a male offspring”…. The composite we can draw from these verses [2 Thess. 2:3-4] is disturbing indeed. We have examined in detail the intrigues of Genesis 6, where the fallen angels consorted with the “daughters of men” and produced supernatural offspring…. If the fallen angel interpretation is indeed a valid description of the state of affairs in Genesis 6, then it is likely that Satan, as a fallen angel himself, must also have the ability to cohabit with a human female. By definition any offspring produced by such an ungodly union would be the seed and the son of perdition!…

If the Antichrist does arise from such a union, then from a Biblical perspective, he would be a Nephilim (“fallen one”). While this notion may seem radical, it turns out that there is additional Biblical evidence that the Nephilim will play a major role in the end-times scenario…

~Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman [3] [bold/underscore/italics added]

Part one of this article series on “Nephilim Eschatology” drew an outline of these popular false teachings arising in the evangelical world. These teachings speculate that there will be a return of the lecherous “Watchers” (space aliens, extraterrestrials) of the apocryphal Book of Enoch to planet earth to copulate with female earthlings in an all-out demonic effort to thoroughly contaminate the human gene pool (DNA)-resulting in the eternal damnation for all demon/human hybrids: i.e., the Nephilim.

Those who teach and promote these salacious sci-fi scenarios have contorted the Scriptural text – most especially the foundational Genesis record-into a myth focused upon the X-rated bestial behavior of dark ghastly entities returning through unseen portals in the heaven lies.

They are also revivifying and re-engineering the old horrific Serpent Seed heresies. What follows is an in-depth research report on the disturbing rise of a new hybrid Serpent Seed false doctrine, its history, its associations, and its far-reaching implications.

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Discerning Reviewers of “The Harbinger”

by David Troxell

There has been considerable controversy and diverse opinions about reviews of the book, “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn . “The Harbinger” is a book in fiction format.

And, in addition, much criticism has been directed at recognized authors and discernment teachers who examined this book according to the Word of God, and drew various conclusions –

So, to help the Body of Christ, I have written this “Short Biography” note to recognize (and applaud) the diverse and multifaceted lives of the reviewers who have spent years in The Word, and many years of discernment research.

The format is simple – Short Bio – Article Review Link

Some of their closing remarks include:

* Jeremy James – “It will reinforce the modern trend of interpreting Bible prophecy out of context and without proper regard to the totality of God’s Holy Word.”

* T.A. McMahon – “We also need to pray for and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ that we all might be biblically discerning regarding the latest agenda, movement, trend, or popular book that is adversely influencing multitudes in the body of Christ.”

* Larry DeBruyn – “As this review and commentary indicates, while I do believe there is much in Jonathan Cahn’s assessment that harbingers, like a sword of Damocles, are hanging over America’s head, I do not believe, for biblical and theological reasons stated, that they (the harbingers) are in anyway imbedded in the forth-telling prophecy of Isaiah 9:10, or in its context.”

* Gary Gilley – “At this point the author massages Scripture and current events in an attempt to prove that God’s judgment on the United States has been hiding in these verses from the day they were given by Isaiah, but have now been unlocked by the careful investigation of Cahn.

Nothing could be further from the truth and, even more importantly, once someone decides they can cherry-pick verses at will, change the meaning of these texts to fit his theories and use random hermeneutical methods, anything can be ‘proven.’ ”

* Dave James – “Unfortunately, The Harbinger is a distraction from properly understanding the Word of God, particularly prophecy and so can legitimately be characterized as dangerous. It conveys what the author believes is a prophetic message, but the book clearly does not meet the tests for a prophetic Word from God.”

* Berit Kjos – “Rabbi Cahn calls his message “The Ancient Mystery that holds the secret of America’s future,” but it’s no mystery to those who are familiar with God’s warnings through Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and other Old Testament prophets.

Their words and insights demonstrate God’s concern for His wayward people and His loving forgiveness when we humbly repent and return. We would be foolish to ignore them, and wise to heed them.

We have posted a list of warnings and prophecies on these three pages: God’s Warnings for our Times, Fulfilled Prophecies and Prophets who mislead their flock. Even though Rabbi Cahn only mentions one such warning, there are countless others. Many are far more explicit and appropriate for our times than Isaiah 9:10.”

* Jack Kelley – “In summary, it’s not the Church’s job to save America. Our job is to store up treasure in Heaven by helping those who can no longer help themselves on Earth. In this way we show forth the light and love of the Lord in this dark and dying place. Selah”

* Joseph Chambers – “I am overwhelmed with the church’s utter lack of discernment. The so-called prophet in this book is utterly possessed with all the characteristics of the occult. Almost every action of a Psychic Practitioner is evident in his book. His use of Scriptures from Jewish history and the application of those Scriptures to the New Testament era is “Replacement Theology”. On and on goes the list of this book’s Luciferian thinking.”

* Christine Pack – “Does The Harbinger hold clues to helping America find her way back God? In my view, Jonathan Cahn’s book is “hooking” those Christians in America who are burdened over the rising tide of immorality in our country, and who desire for America to repent and come back to the Lord. This is not a wrong or wicked desire…..it’s just that, it might not play out that way, in God’s sovereign plan. And this desire can become problematic, especially when Christians begin linking with non-Christians (as Jonathan Cahn did with Mormon Glenn Beck) in an effort to force those desires to come to fruition.

“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)”

* Ken Silva – “This brings me to the critical issue I spoke of earlier: Is Jonathan Cahn trying to have his cake and eat it too? In other words, is TH really prophesy or is it fiction? He cannot have it both ways, which it appears to me he is trying to do. Allowing himself to be portrayed a prophet but leaving an escape hatch open by also claiming fiction.”

Bios of Reviewers

About Berit Kjos

“Berit Kjos is a respected researcher, the author of many books and magazine articles, and a concerned parent (and grandparent) who has extensively studied religious trends, today’s social changes, the roots and branches of the United Nations, the rising worldwide management system, and – most alarming of all — the transformation of the church.

Kjos first became aware of New Age and occult influences in our society at a 1974 conference on holistic health. As a registered nurse, she was interested in methods of healing, but soon discovered that the occult powers found in New Age methods brought bondage instead of true healing. As a parent, Kjos became aware of similar New Age influences in education. She began to monitor the schools for classroom programs that taught occultism and New Age spirituality, then began to share what she learned with other parents and teachers…..

Kjos’ book, Brave New Schools, surveys the scene in today’s public schools and provides guidelines for parents who are concerned about their children’s education. Kjos shows how myth, feeling, imagination, and politically correct stories are replacing truth, facts, logic, and history in the classroom. She… is also the author of A Twist of Faith, Your Child and the New Age, Under the Spell of Mother Earth, and A Wardrobe from the King….”

What’s Wrong with The Harbinger’s “Ancient mystery”?

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About Dave James

Dave James is a co-founder of The Alliance for Biblical Integrity and the ministry coordinator, responsible for the development of ABI. Dave served with Word of Life Fellowship from 1988 to 2009, with 16 of those years as a missionary in Hungary (1993-2009). He is the founding director of the WOL Hungary Bible Institute. Dave is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Word of Life Bible Institute and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction?

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Dr. Gary E. Gilley

Dr. Gary E. Gilley has been pastoring at Southern View Chapel for more than 33 years. He is author of four books, and has also contributed to two other books, including Dispensationalism Tomorrow & Beyond, a Tribute to Charles Ryrie.

Pastor Gilley received his B. A. from Moody Bible Institute and his M.B.S and Th.D from Cambridge Graduate School. He is a frequent speaker at Bible conferences and writes the monthly study paper, Think on These Things and is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Dispensational Theology. He is also a board member of Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission, Personal Freedom Outreach and New Tribes Missions.

Pastor Gilley and his wife Marsha have two adult sons and five grandchildren.

Gary Gilley Reviews The Harbinger By Jonathan Cahn

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About Jack Kelley

Jack Kelley is a Christian writer with several books to his credit, including “Children’s Stories of the Bible, The Adult Version” and “The Stories of the Patriarchs” a fictionalized account of the Book of Genesis. His book entitled “The Seven Churches Chronicle” is a commentary on Revelation 2-3 that appears in eBook form on this website and is based on a research trip to Turkey and Greece, where he visited the actual sites of these churches as well as other prominent New Testament locations.

Jack was a successful management consultant who “grew up” in a main line denomination but 25 years ago experienced a radical conversion to Evangelical Christianity. Since that time he has devoted most of his time and energy to studying and teaching the Bible, conducting studies throughout the western US and serving as teacher, counselor, and lay pastor. He has led several pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan, and is the author of all the website’s articles.

These articles and his answers to questions on the Bible have been read by millions of pastors, teachers and students in over 180 countries and territories around the world and are regularly used as sermon topics and Sunday School lessons. Jack and his family currently reside on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico where they serve as volunteer missionaries. (Jack is not the former USA Today reporter, nor is he the former TV star and game show host.)

A Critique Of The Harbinger – A Critique by Jack Kelley

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About Jeremy James

Jeremy James (bio from author by way of email)

“Jeremy James came to the LORD at age 52. Raised a Roman Catholic in Ireland, he suffered terribly from its false teaching. This in turn drove him into a New Age cult at age 19, which he followed and promoted actively for the next 33 years. He published two books on the New Age and had two others accepted for publication before he was saved. He also spoke regularly at New Age events in various parts of the US, including California, Texas, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky, N Carolina, and Connecticut, and was the official guest speaker at New Age conferences in countries such as England, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Mexico, and Ghana.

While in Africa in 2008 he was subjected in his sleep to a vicious demonic attack which went on for about 10 minutes or so. A coven of witches had organized this attack for 1 August, one of four human sacrifice ‘feast days’ in the occult calendar. The huge hate-filled demon would have destroyed him had he not received total protection from an ‘unknown’ source. When he awoke from this terrible experience he knew he had been marked for death by practitioners of black magic but that some invisible agency had placed a mantle of protection around him. Over the following four weeks he came to realize that his Saviour had been Christ. He repented and was born again in Christ on 2 September.

Ever since then he has been trying to alert the public to the dangers of the occult and the New Age, primarily through his website www.zephaniah.eu. From his background in the New Age, he could see very clearly that much of its philosophy had already infiltrated the church and was giving rise to a false form of Christianity that had no power to save anyone. He has published detailed warnings about the false Emerging church, the false prosperity gospel, the false Word Faith church, the false Purpose Driven church, the paganized form of Christianity taught by CS Lewis, and the terrible threat posed to true Christianity by the Ecumenical movement. He has also tried to raise awareness of the dangers of the New World Order, Freemasonry, the secret Roman Catholic agenda, and the coming One World Religion that will usher in the Antichrist.”

More Insights into The Harbinger – A response to What’s Wrong with The Harbinger’s “Ancient Mystery”? By Jeremy James April 27, 2012

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About Joseph Chambers

Joseph Chambers (born January 19, 1936) is a Classical Pentecostal and has authored six books, co-authored 2 books,[1] has written over 185 booklets,[2] and made over 18 videos[3] on various Christian related subjects and is famous for his video series, which is an exposé on Benny Hinn, Kenneth Hagin, and The False Anointing.[4] He is married to Juanita H. Chambers and has three children and six grandchildren.

He was a pastor in Tabor City, NC between 1957–1958, then Rockwell, NC between 1958-1964 He then became the pastor in Black Mountain, North Carolina between 1964-1968 – then Senior Minister in Paw Creek in 1968 where he still resides and is still Senior Pastor of Paw Creek Ministries, Charlotte, North Carolina.

“THE HARBINGER” AND RICK JOYNER By Pastor Joseph Chambers

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About Pastor Larry DeBruyn

Pastor Larry DeBruyn

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Central High School, 1962), Larry DeBruyn is a graduate of Taylor University (B.S., 1968) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th. M., 1974) where he received the Charles A. Nash Award in Church History. He has been married to his wife for forty-three years. They have two grown sons.

A former public school teacher, Pastor Larry ministered to three local churches in Michigan, Missouri and Indiana for forty-three years. He has also taught on the adjunct faculties of Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (1979), Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana (1990-1999), and Word of Life Bible Institute, Tóalmás, Hungary (2006). Since 1990, he has ministered in Eastern Europe teaching several times at the Kiev Theological Seminary, assisting to plant churches in Lithuania and Ukraine, and preaching in Latvia (2011), Australia (2010, 2011) and New Zealand (2011).

In addition to contributing articles to various websites, to Christian magazines such as Christianity Today, to theological journals such as Bibliotheca Sacra and Contending Earnestly for the Faith, he has authored three books: Church On the Rise: Why I am not a ‘Purpose Driven’ Pastor (2007), Drumming Up Deception: Whether in Celebration or Contemplation– ‘Feeling’ the Beat (2008), and Unshackled: Breaking Away from Seductive Spirituality (2009).

He is an Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers fan.

The Harbinger – A Review and Commentary – By Pastor Larry DeBruyn

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About T.A. McMahon

T.A. McMahon is president and executive director of The Berean Call ministry, editor-in-chief and contributing writer for The Berean Call newsletter, co-author of The Seduction of Christianity, America: The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice, Understand the Times , and author of Showtime for the Sheep? and Temporal Delusion .

Holder of a master’s degree in communications, he has researched and written numerous documentaries and scripted several feature films. His writing/producing for Christian videos includes The Cult Explosion, The God Makers, The New Age: Pathway to Paradise? The Evolution Conspiracy, A Woman Rides the Beast, Israel, Islam & Armageddon, and Psychology and the Church.

The Harbinger – A Matter of Critical Discernment by T.A. McMahon

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About Christine Pack

Christine Pack

(edited for a more concise bio for this note)

Sola Sisters are two sisters (Christine Pack & Cathy Mathews) who were saved out of New Age Spirituality, and who now have a deep love for the Word of God. Instead of standing on the shifting ground of whatever new teaching-fad-class-book-technique-discipline-etc. to come along, we now stand firmly upon the Rock of Christ. The name of our blog comes from the rallying cry of the Reformation, because it was through understanding and studying the “Solas” that we became firmly rooted in Truth.

Sola Fide (by faith alone)

Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone)

Sola Gratia (by grace alone)

Solo Christo (through Christ alone)

Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone be the glory)

This blog also came about because of our concern over false teachings that we realized were coming into today’s Church. Having both been saved OUT of the New Age and occultism, we were alarmed when we began to see some of the same things we did in the New Age creeping into the church……only now, these practices have been cleverly repackaged with Christian terminology, rendering them all the more deceptive.

We therefore want to sound a warning to the church today, and to encourage and equip others who might be having a similar experience in their own churches. As Christians, we must remember that God has called his people to be set apart unto him, to be in the world, but not of the world. Syncretizing our worship of the LORD with pagan practices is a practice that the LORD calls “detestable.”

A Commentary on The Harbinger Posted by Christine Pack

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About Rev. Ken Silva

Rev. Ken Silva, an ordained SBC minister

(edited for a more concise bio for this note)

“THE MISSION OF APPRISING MINISTRIES

Apprising Ministries is a non-profit and tax-exempt labor extending as a fully integrated auxiliary from Connecticut River Baptist Church (CRBC). Rooted in classic, historic, orthodox Christian theology, AM, as in Awaken—It’s Morning, is actually to be a bit similar to the type of ministry done by Dr. Walter Martin (1928-1989), founder of the Christian Research Institute, only in an updated fashion. The idea is to also handle Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism, apostate Roman Catholicism as well as to deal with issues related to semi-pelagian postevangelicalism and the postliberalism of the Emergent Church in addition to counter-cult evangelism.

AM is the vision of its president, Rev. Ken Silva, an ordained SBC minister who has been led of the Lord to move beyond the typical “plus-minus” type of apologetic so common today and to return to more of the aggressive polemic an Irenaeus might use. Although what is written at AM may often be quite blunt, considering the time of rampant apostasy in which we now live, this also is by design. It needs to be understood that in Special Ops often unconventional warfare techniques become the norm.

Early in 2006 the Lord moved Ingrid Schlueter, former host of the popular radio program Crosstalk and author of the popular, but now offline, Slice of Laodicea, to give Ken Silva the Christian Research Net, which she had founded. CRN is now itself an outreach extending from Apprising Ministries with multiple volunteer contributors who are under Silva’s ministerial supervision as General Editor, four of which are also pastor-teachers themselves as he is.”

The Harbinger: Prophetic Fact Or Fickle Fiction?

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David Troxell – Editor of Discerning Reviewer Bios of “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn

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This is total blasephemy….and is conditioning people to bow down to image of the AntiChrist.

News that matters

An estimated 6,000 pilgrims braved heavy rain to venerate the relic of St. John Vianney’s heart when it arrived in England in July 2012.

“This relic represents a call to the heart, a call to return to what must lie at the heart of the life our parishes declining or apparently flourishing in city, town and countryside,” Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury told pilgrims at Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King on July 6.

Source: Ewtnnews.com

My comment:

It is almost impossible to understand, why Roman Catholics wants to bow and pray in front of a dead piece of rotten meat.

Why at all, cut a heart out of a corpse, put in in a box, and carry it around the World?

It is close to impossible to understand this, since Jesus of the Bible told us to pray in a totally different manner. He told us to go into…

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The Harbinger, the Inverted Tree, and Why Christians need to Discriminate very carefully between Prophecy and Speculation

by Jeremy James

Trinity Root : sculpture of an inverted tree outside Trinity Church on Wall Street

“The Sephirothic tree of the Qabbalah was therefore inverted…”- Manly P Hall,  The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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The Harbinger

is a best-selling book by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, published in January 2012. The publisher’s blurb on the back cover includes the following: Is it possible…That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secretof America’s future? That this mystery is behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That God is now sending aprophetic message on which America’s future hangs? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel a series of specific omens and signs warning of destruction – these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramificationsfor America’s future and end-time prophecy.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/98699045/The-Harbinger-The-Inverted-Tree-And-Prophetic-Speculation

http://www.zephaniah.eu2

Hidden in an ancient biblical verse from the Book of Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in

The Harbinger

are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days…the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008…the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true…and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller –

it’s real

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Fact or Fiction?

The message of repentance in

The Harbinger

is immensely important. We should shout it from the rooftops. But there are serious problems with the way the message is presented. And if we remain silent about these problems, we are failing in our duty to examine prophetic warnings, from whatever source, in strict accordance with God’s Holy Word. Americans find it very hard to accept that their nation is not mentioned in the Bible, except as one of the many Gentile nations on the earth today. Any responsible theologian who claimed that it was mentioned would be expected to demonstrate his conviction in a sound scriptural manner, in accordance with accepted principles of Biblical exegesis. But Rabbi Cahn does not do this. Instead he expresses his opinion in a fictional format and so avoids the need for traditional, legitimate scholarship. He assumes that his readers will get caught up in the flow of the narrative and will choose to believe his thesis. This would be perfectly okay were it not for the fact that he, or at least his supporters, also want his thesis to be accepted as though its truth had already been demonstrated in a sound Biblical manner. But he can’t have it both ways.

Either The Harbinger is fiction or it is fact. Since he chose to publish it in a fictional genre he is not entitled to claim that his work is anything other than speculation.

Methodology

In his videotaped talk,

The Zohar Speaks (which can be viewed on YouTube), Rabbi Cahn refers to the following passage from the Kabbalistic book, the Zohar, but then proceeds to quote it in a very selective way, as we shall see: “In the Gulgalta sit thirteen thousand myriads of worlds which move on feet and lean on them. And from that Gulgalta dew drips upon Him who is outside, and fills his head every day, as it is written, My head is filled with dew

(Songs 5:2). And from that dew which He who sits outside shakes from His head, the dead will awaken in the World to Come, as it is written, For a dew of light is Thy dew, and the earth shall bring forth thes hades

(Isa. 26:19). That dew is the light of the pale glow of the Ancient One. And from that dew exist the supernal saints, and it is the manna which they grind for the righteous in the World to Come. And that dew drips down to the field of Sacred Apples…” Idra Rabba, Zohar 3: 128b

[Quoted in The Messiah Texts by Raphael Patai, Wayne State University, 1979]

He argues that the Gulgalta (skull) in the Zohar is a reference, albeit unwitting, to Golgotha (skull), the hill of Calvary where Christ was crucified. However, a plain reading of the text would strongly suggest that such an interpretation is completely unwarranted.

The Gulgalta of the Zohar is the skull or cranial cavity of the Kabbalistic godhead in which thousands of worlds exist and from which emanations project to support a messiah-type figure in the worlds below. Here is the text as quoted on YouTube by Rabbi Cahn (which I transcribed from the audio feed):“In the Gulgalta sit thousands of myriads of worlds. And from the Gulgalta drips dew and the dew fills the world and the dead will awaken in the world to come as the dew comes forth. The dew is the lights of the Ancient One. The light of the Ancient One comes from Gulgalta and as it touches the dead come to life. From Gulgalta is the light of God bringing life from the dead…”As you can see, the differences between the actual Zohar text and the one quoted by the Rabbi are significant. I am not suggesting for one moment that the Rabbi was deliberately misleading his audience in any way, but simply showing that he did not have full regard to what the Zohar was actually saying. In his eagerness to see a connection, he found one – just as he saw a connection between the tragic events of 9/11 and a solitary verse from Isaiah.

This kind of enthusiasm may be understandable in an evangelistic forum, but it should not be accepted as a substitute for sound scholarship and careful exegesis.

The So-called Secret Destiny of America

The book has caught the popular imagination, and is fêted by celebrities like Glenn Beck, because it treats America as a nation of Destiny, a nation that has been ordained by God to play a major part in His plan for mankind. Those who hold to this view –which has no scriptural basis – have actually adopted a belief that is central to Freemasonry. Few Americans today, including readers of  The Harbinger, seem to realize that their country’s history and future development has long been shaped and planned by the ultra-rich elite who control Congress (which in Masonic symbology is regarded as a Temple), as well as other key institutions in American society. Here’s the proof. Most American Masons will have read, or will at least be familiar with, a work published in 1944 by Manly Palmer Hall. This highly influential scholar is widely revered as one of the greatest authorities on the Craft. His book, The Secret Destiny of America , which is little known outside of Freemasonry, sets out the remarkably ambitious plan that the top Masonic degrees have long been following for the United States. It is worth one’s while to persevere with the following excerpts from Hall’s book since they shed considerable light on what is really happening in America today:

America cannot refuse the challenge of leadership in the postwar world .Mere physical reconstruction of ravaged countries and the reorganization of political, economic, and social systems is the lesser task we will face. The larger problem and the great challenge is in how to set up a new order of world ethics firmly established on a foundation of democratic idealism…I dedicate this book to the proposition that American Democracy is part of a Universal Plan…Thousands of years ago, in Egypt, these mystical orders were aware of the existence of the western hemisphere and the great continent which we call America. The bold resolution was made that this western continent should become the site of the philosophic empire…And so it is from the remote past, from the deep shadows of the medieval world as well as from the early struggles of more modern times, that the power of American democracy has come. But we are only on the threshold of the democratic state. Not only must we preserve that which we have gained through ages of striving, we must also perfect the plan of the ages, setting up here the machinery for a world brotherhood of nations and races…Greek mythology perpetuates the knowledge of a blessed land beyond the Western Boundaries of Ocean. In this blessed land dwelt the Hesperides, the beautiful daughters of Night, and here also at the end of each day the sun came to rest. In popular mythology the Hesperic Isles were a kind of terrestrial paradise…By the wisdom then of those gods who are eternally vigilant over the needs of man, the blessed lands of the west were set apart, for none of the great civilizations of the past rose in North America to overshadow the continent with the ruins of old tradition, or to set up the corruptions of old administrative policy…The old seer [ Nostradamus ] refers to this country under several names. He calls it the Hisparides, the Blessed Isles of the West. In another place he simply names it America. And his third designation of it is, the Land Which Keeps the Thursday. This last form is the most astonishing. For it refers to the unique American holiday, Thanksgiving, which always falls upon a Thursday. And this the only holiday which depends upon the day alone for its observance…Franklin spoke for the Order of the Quest [ the secret society behind Freemasonry ], and most of the men who worked with him in the early days of the American Revolution were also members. The plan was working out, the New Atlantis was coming into being, in accordance with the program laid down by Francis Bacon a hundred and fifty years earlier. The rise of American democracy was necessary to a world program.- Manly P Hall, The Secret Destiny of America , 1944

Curiously, the “field of Sacred Apples” mentioned in the quote from the Zohar is the same as the “Blessed Isles of the West” mentioned by Hall and Nostradamus – where the “Hesperides” serve as guardians of the Sacred Apples. Hall also makes an unsettling reference to Thanksgiving (which falls this year on 11/22).Let’s summarize what Hall is saying here: America was long ago identified by the gods as the country through which a new world order would be established. The secret society system in Europe set it up with a view to covertly bringing the rest of the world into step with its agenda. This plan is not simply man’s plan, but a divine plan – a “Universal Plan” or “plan of the ages” – that is designed to create a “world brotherhood”. Under the benign supervision of “those gods who are eternally vigilant over the needs of man”, the plan is taking shape and the “world program” is coming into being. That’s the Masonic agenda. And since high-level Masons worship Lucifer, the plan is demonic in nature. Here is how Hall himself described Masonry: “Masonry is a university, teaching the liberal arts and sciences of the soul to all who will attend to its words. It is a shadow of the great Atlantean Mystery School, which stood with all its splendor in the Ancient City of the Golden Gates, where now the turbulent Atlantic rolls in unbroken sweep…When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.”- Manly P Hall,

The Lost Keys of Freemasonry

(1923)

Christianity is seen as the enemy. It got in the way of Lucifer’s plan and forced the secret societies to be even more careful and secretive in pursuing their goals: “The rise of the Christian Church broke up the intellectual pattern of the classical pagan world. By persecution of this pattern’s ideologies it drove the secret societies into greater secrecy; the pagan intellectuals then reclothed their original ideas in a garment of Christian phraseology, but bestowed the keys of the symbolism only upon those duly initiated and bound to secrecy by their vows.”- Manly P Hall,

The Secret Destiny of America

( 1944)

Note that the secret society system adopts a ‘Christian’ face – “a garment of Christian phraseology” – in order to hide itself in plain sight. It also uses severe vows of secrecy to control its members and prevent information from leaking out.

Misusing Scripture

The Masons use their ‘Christian’ persona to hide the fact that they are steadily undermining traditional Christian values through the judicial system, socialist indoctrination, media propaganda, and in many other ways. They are also striving where possible to appropriate Biblical prophecy for their own purposes. British Israelism is part of this agenda, the belief that the aristocratic and elite bloodlines of both the United Kingdom and the United States are direct descendants of the lost tribes of Israel and thus the ones that will inherit the promises made to Jacob and the Patriarchs in the Old Testament. Interpretations of Biblical prophecy which fit in with this agenda are highly esteemed by the Masonic fraternity. This has the dual advantage of giving a scriptural veneer to their “plan of the ages” while at the same time opposing the LORD’s will for Israel. The 9/11 ‘prophecies’ profess to find a connection between the sycamore tree which was uprooted in Wall Street and its symbolic return some years later in the guise of a garish street sculpture outside Trinity Church. The work, an inverted tree cast in bronze and known popularly as Trinity Root, was officially installed in 2005. It is significant therefore that Manly Hall refers specifically to the occult meaning of the inverted tree: The Mysteries taught that the divine energies from the gods descended upon the top of the Pyramid, which was likened to an inverted tree with its branches below and its roots at the apex. From this inverted tree the divine wisdom is disseminated by streaming down the diverging sides and radiating throughout the world. – Manly P Hall,

The Secret Teachings of All Ages

(1928)

The mediæval Qabbalists represented creation as a tree with its roots in the reality of spirit and its branches in the illusion of tangible existence. The Sephirothic tree of the Qabbalah was therefore inverted, with its roots in heaven and its branches upon the earth. Madam Blavatsky notes that the Great Pyramid was considered to be a symbol of this inverted tree, with its root at the apex of the pyramid and its branches diverging in four streams towards the base. – Manly P Hall,

The Secret Teachings of All Ages

(1928)

The inverted or Sephirothic Tree has been exalted by magicians and occultists for centuries. For example, the works of Robert Fludd, a magus in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, include a representation of this revered occult symbol – see graphic overleaf.

The Harbinger is thus a very welcome book from the Masonic viewpoint. While I am not suggesting for a moment that its author is familiar with the “plan of the ages” and the goals being pursued by the Masons and the Vatican, his fictional speculation about Biblical prophecy plays right into their hands. It is truly astonishing that so few Americans seem to understand the forces that control their country.

The Kabbalistic inverted Tree of Life or Sephirothic Tree,from Robert Fludd’s

Philosophia sacra

, 1626

To identify Isaiah 9:10 – “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars” – with the collapse of the Twin Towers is foolishness of a very high order. It hardly seems possible that so many Christian leaders could be taken in by this. Whatever happened to discernment? And without discernment, what hope is there for repentance? The verse in Isaiah that they should be studying is “Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.”- Isaiah 66:5 Only the professing Christians of a truly backslidden, rebellious nation could be moved by the fate of a sycamore tree and yet not be drawn to repentance by the awful realization that – through their indifference and flagrant hypocrisy – they have allowed more than 50 million unborn children to be murdered in their country since 1973.

Jeremy James

Ireland

28 June 2012

When one disagrees with the newest book, a message spoken from a pulpit or television progam, someone often will come back with…”Did you contact the person first before making your opposing view known, so that you will be in accordance with Matthew 18?”

The Berean Call answers this quite well.

(The following is TBC’s very first Q&A published in February, 1986)

Question: Does TBC follow “Matthew 18” and first go to the authors and/or leaders it critiques in newsletters and books?

by Dave Hunt

Response: Matthew 18:15-17 has to do with private (not public) sin committed by one brother or sister in the Body against another. “Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee…” (KJV). All translations agree that the subject is sin or trespass, not false teaching. Although a few do not specifically state in verse 15 that this is a trespass by one Christian against another, the context makes this clear in all translations. Look for example at verse 21, where Peter, in response to what the Lord has said, asks Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him?” (KJV); “how often shall my brother sin against me” (RSV); “how many times can my brother wrong me” (Phillips); “how often shall my brother sin against me” (NAS), etc.

The entire context has to do strictly with a personal problem between two Christians, where one has wronged the other, and is therefore to be kept private unless it can’t be resolved in that manner. In contrast, many other scriptures make it very clear that sin which is known publicly is an offense to the entire Body and must be dealt with publicly: “Them that sin rebuke before all that others also may fear” (1 Tm 5:20, KJV). This is both for the benefit of the body of Christ and also to let the world know that the church doesn’t tolerate sin. False doctrine is not the subject of Matthew 18, but something else entirely, and does not come under the instructions Christ gives in that passage. It is impossible for erroneous teaching that is presented publicly ever to be considered a private trespass of one person against another, which must therefore be dealt with privately between the two.

False doctrine is never a private matter and is always to be dealt with publicly. Much of the New Testament was written to publicly correct false teaching. Even the beloved Apostle John named Diotrephes in 3 John and promised that when he came to that church he would publicly correct the Offender in person. Paul withstood Peter to the face publicly for his false interpretation of the law that caused Him not to associate with Gentile believers (Gal 2:11-14). In a day of mass media, particularly when denied access to Christian TV networks, the only method of public correction of false teaching is to write books [and blogs] to call the attention of the Body to errors that affect the whole Body.

In keeping with many other scriptures that could be cited, 1 Corinthians 14:29 clearly states, “Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.” Clearly the issue is not whether an individual listener is offended by what one of the preachers has said, even if one could stretch that to be a “sin” against his brother. It would be entirely inappropriate for a listener to take aside the prophet he felt had spoken falsely and have a private discussion with him, and only if he refused to hear, then tell it to the church. The issue is the doctrinal purity of the Body, which must be guarded at all cost. And what has been publicly stated must be discussed publicly. It may well be that the prophet spoke truly and the offended listener was wrong. So when he speaks out against what the prophet has said, he himself will be corrected by others. It is this kind of open discussion among believers that the Bible teaches, and that is the only protection against error being introduced and allowed to corrupt the church. Never is it suggested that no one must disagree with what is being taught because to do so would cause “division.” On the contrary, we are told that we must correct error in teaching and do so publicly.

Furthermore, what has been said in books and on TV etc. is part of the public domain, subject to review, analysis, critique of any kind. Anyone who makes public declarations intended to influence large audiences through books, radio, TV etc. ought to know that he is responsible for what he says, and will be held accountable. No one has ever asked me for permission or even discussed with me critiquing any of my many books, and some reviews have been very unfavorable. That is expected.

It is not necessary to talk with a writer or speaker in order to be accurate and fair. It is a rather weak excuse to say that some writer/leader really didn’t mean what he said. Then he should have said what he meant. Unfortunately, there are thousands and, in the case of some, millions who have read and/or heard and taken it at face value, as any reasonable person would. Words have meaning and it is assumed that the normal meaning applies. Even if one of these teachers has changed his beliefs, we must still deal with what has been published for the sake of those who have been affected by it. If a person has changed his beliefs, then he ought to publish just as widely in tape and book form a renunciation of any false or misleading teaching he has given in the past rather than make a private explanation to me.

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