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Explains Evangelical's Prophesy of War and the End Times
By Charles E Carlson
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, January 1, 2013
Finding Hope in the Era of the Neo-Crusades
Is America’s warring in the Middle East politically or religiously
motivated? ANSWER: War is a political
expedient, and the “Christian Right” is its enabler, not the reverse.
War is the politician's return ticket to office, the only sure answer to
In the 11th Century the landed gentry and their
politicians looked to the Catholic Church for its enablement of the 11
Crusades ending with the shameful Children’s Crusade two centuries later.
What has caused those who say they follow Christ to become the enablers of
serial wars, and where is the hope?
A young Southern Baptist family
friend, a pro-life activist named Mike, distributed Edgar Whisenant’s
epistle (88 Reason Why Jesus is Coming Back in 1988) in his and my large
men’s church breakfast in the early months of 1988. Mike absolutely
believed the book, and considered the rapture not only imminent, but was
scheduled by God for October 14 of that very year. Regretfully, this
writer did nothing at the time to dissuade Mike, even though the book he
gave me appeared to be full of holes.
At first glance it might
appear that 88 REASONS could only harm those who believed the stretched
myths found in its pages. Mike was married and had a young family,
yet he made a mission project of giving the books to all who would carry
one out the door of the church, as I did. I am sure 88 Reasons made
a difference in Mike’s life, and it could hardly have been positive, for
he was truly convinced the world would end only months away.
up causes he believed were saving lives. He was an activist in the
pro-life movement, and the volunteer leader of an important group. But as
the spring came, he phased out of this commitment to spend more time with
his young family in the months remaining on earth. Mike believed in
preserving life, but no one showed him or warned him he was playing into
the hands of two political regimes that had little respect for human
As you have guessed by now, “the Rapture” did not happen in 1988. But
the first war on Iraq was already in the political hopper, and the first
blood of the Iraqi innocent would be poured out on us two years later.
Edgar Whisenant’s book of trash prophesies contributed to the slaughter.
Its pages are filled with hints and innuendos of racism and bigotry in the
name of Christianity.
88 Reasons to make war in the
Most of the 88 Reasons given for the imminent
rapture had to do with the State of Israel, directly or indirectly.
In fact, Edgar tells us the dating of the “great event” was based on the
40th Anniversary of the creation of the new Zionist state of Israel in
1948. Edgar was most creative in inventing exactly 88 reasons, but almost
all of them involved his belief in world Zionism incorporated as a part of
Here are just a few of the 88 Reasons
Whisenant suggested that God needed a Rapture to realize the destiny of
the Zionist State:
REASON #7 (in part) “this is the last
generation, [M1]started on 14 May 1948, the day Israel became a nation.
Israel is the time clock of God throughout history, Israel is the blooming
fig tree, (Jer 24:4-8) and the last generation will end 40 wicked Gentile
years later on 14 May 1988.”
REASON # 66: “Israel is the key to
this whole scenario. You read again to see how time begins and ends and
moves with the nation of Israel. You have noticed how our news events seem
to be constantly bringing our attention to the Middle East these last
days. And that is just where God wants it”…
Another reason men like
Whisenant take themselves seriously is they had a cheering section made up
of the most radical element of anti-Arabs in the Mideast: Israel. Elmer
quotes none other than Meir Kahane, a man who was among the most violent
killers in Israeli history. And Whisenant justifies Kahane:
REASON #8 “Rabbi Meir Kahane, who wants to throw out all of the Arabs in
Israel, is acutely aware of the 40-year grace period given by God,
beginning in 1948.”
Edgar Whisenant goes on quoting Rabbi Kahane
page after page, supporting his militancy against Arabs with words of
respect. To him Kahane was an oracle for God carrying out His will against
the Philistine tribe.
Meir Kahane was in fact an angry terrorist who
deliberately incited documented brutality against the Palestinian people.
Few Israelis openly advocated the Kahane program for deportation
or liquidation of 3.5 million Arab people. He was an embarrassment to the
Jews in Israel, who claimed that they themselves were victims of a similar
liquidation a generation before. Kahane was founder of the Kach Party,
which was committed to violence and repeated assassinations of Arab
villagers, encouraging them to leave. Kahane’s public statements had much
to do with agitating the Arabs toward the first Intifada in 1987.
Whisenant used Kahane as a scripturally justified weather vane for war.
Most of Whisenant’s “88 Reasons” were either tied to present
happenings in Israel or based on Hebrew Old Testament prophesy. All 88
pointed unequivocally to war (“Armageddon”) being “God’s will.” Anyone who
took the book seriously could not help but be conditioned to accept
bloodshed in the Middle East.
Most of my friends accepted the
little book from Mike, who wanted no money for it. After all, what good
would money be after October 14th? Most of us probably did not take it
seriously, and I would be surprised if many copies, save my own, survived
these 18 years.
I was later surprised to learn that the 88 Reasons
had a national following, especially in the heartland. Edgar prospered,
and is said to have sold a million copies at $2.00 each. But I was wrong
about the little book doing no damage. Mike’s distribution of the books
and the distribution by thousands like him, damaged minds and bodies. He
innocently helped convince some that the Arabs were dirt under the feet of
the Israelis, and that anything that helped Israel was God’s will, no
matter how mean and vile it might seem.
American churchgoers are
conditioned to the idea that war in the Mideast is inevitable and planned
by God, and that nothing can be done to stop it. Nor should “Christians”
try to prevent it. There is a cost.
The blood is already pouring out on
the hands of those who contrived the Neo-Crusade. Rivers of scarlet are
trickling down all of our arms, staining each one of us. We, who call
ourselves by Christ’s name and did nothing to stop it, are guilty of the
shedding of innocent blood.
Sad to say, we are in a conflict
between the justice and humanity Christ taught, and the pagan superstition
and bloodletting of a self-serving few who thrive on war. They have found
their support in the Judaized, dispensational institutions. Resistance to
this is not an option to those who follow Christ.
There are “Mikes” in every church in America. You will find them
leading, teaching, volunteering, passing the plate and paying tithes. They
are doing their best, working, as they know God commands them to work, but
not doubting the leadership’s acceptance of war.
correctly place the blame on their churches for the blood that is on their
hands, Judaized Christianity will be finished; it cannot survive in an
environment of truth. Christ’s words tell us He is still waiting for men
like Mike to follow Him out of the corrupted church.
Gate’s purpose is to find the “Mikes” with millions of letters like this
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