JOHN TETZEL "SCARING THE HELL" OUT OF CHRISTIANSWritten by Doug Krieger
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I used to think that selling “prayer clothes” was height of carnal “Christian” entrepreneurship—now, I’ve changed my mind. It’s “Swaggart Syndrome” –they (be it Jim Jones, David Koresh, Johann Tetzel or Paul Crouch) condemn commitment of others for not contributing to their “gospel of kingdom.” They excoriate your lack of fidelity, morality, faith—you know, all “positive” things missing from your wretched and compromised life, because you won’t “cough up” coin for their “ministry” and “utopian schemes”—all while they secretly imbibe in a deplorable live-style full of very corruption they allegedly detest in you!
Worst yet—their name calling of us NarDoWells who do not contribute to their largess (e.g., “dolts, idiots, simpletons, naïf, sniveling cowards, turncoats, traitors”—whatever scorn they wish to heap upon us)—bespeaks of their own spiritual poverty whose deficit grows each day you and you and I are dumb enough to keep giving them “blood money” they suck out of us! Now, what really gets nauseating here are guys (although “guilt by association” with likes of Tetzel and Crouches is bad enough company) who damn your soul to hell, while you, like Daniel Prophet, find yourself in midst of Babylon laboring under Babylon’s watchful eye—meanwhile they plead for you to give them your Babylonian resources!
That’s right—sort of a “Tribulation Tithe” or, worse yet, TAX. It’s a Jim Jones—Yasser Arafat number. Why is it that these guys are so beloved—all while heaping up mucho dinero (big bucks) for themselves? Why is it that their lackeys drink Kool Aide and suffer impoverishment in camps? I’ve always warned—and still do—FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL. They condemn you until you give; they’ll frighten you until you can’t sleep at night; they’ll twist Scriptures until you pop for all coin they can squeeze out of you (all while they feed off of Babylon’s social security, pension plans, foundations, and property acquisitions). Height of hypocrisy, you say—that doesn’t come near condemnation it deserves.
Still, likes of Tetzel, Jim Jones, Paul Crouch, Yasser Arafat, et. al, have quite a rap—and such a worthwhile cause—so, cough it up you lackeys and let ‘um pile up their riches, estates, compounds, basilicas, Swiss accounts; all at your expense. And, remember, they’ve got message you adore, you fear, you loathe, or somehow affects your pocketbook—again, all while poor (they say they care about) go begging!
THEY BEAR THE GREATER CONDEMNATION I tell you—brothers and sisters—the Almighty will hold those who PREY UPON THE FAITHFUL greater condemnation; for they have corrupted Gospel of Grace of God and their conscience is that described in Jude’s denunciation of their contrivance:
“But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally. Like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them! For they have gone in way of Cain, have run greedily in error of Balaam for profit and perished in rebellion of Korah. These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by roots; raging waves of sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved blackness of darkness forever” (Jude 10-13).
Now for “cheerful” or “hilarious” givers among us—don’t stop—remember, Lord loves such (II Cor. 9:7)—but, if you’re giving is out of “condemnation” or somebody’s trying to “scare hell out of you”—STOP! Incidentally, if you try to give to this ministry, it won’t work—we’re not for sale—give to poor; genuine poor, not “internet poor.” Sorry, I just can’t help it (P.S. There are still some good internet ministries worthy of your support.).
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THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE IS A JOKE!Written by Doug Krieger
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First of all, a short lesson in world history might be in order; and, since I’m credentialed to teach subject (man, I’m even certified as a “No Child Left Behind” instructor in subject), I already have my reward . . . but let’s take a gander at evolution of Image seen in Daniel and alluded to in Hal’s above and most recent remarks. What Hal alluded to was Image of Daniel and allusion to Ten Toes of that same Image and its counterpart found in book of Revelation where it is referred to as 10 Toes/10 Kings/10 Horns (Daniel 2:41-42; 7:7, 20, 24; Revelation 12:3; 13:1; 17:3, 7, 12, 16) The above picture of Image seen by Gentile world leader of Neo-Babylonian Empire (Nebuchadnezzar) envisioned development and/or evolution of Gentile World Power set within context of Jewish exile; and, commencement of “Jerusalem trodden under foot of Gentiles until times of Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2) is/was confirmed by Jesus in His discourse on latter days, and, subsequently, referred to by John in Apocalypse. The point of matter here, insofar as metals relate to this revelation, is that Babylonian head of gold evolves into silver of Medo-Persian Empire, which in turn evolves into Grecian bronze, and ultimately into two legs of iron represented by Roman Empire. This imagery of Gentile World Powers and their evolution is decidedly a progression of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, not of Islam, Asian, African, or any other civilization which would/has dominated planet (thank you Dr. Huntington)! Next, Ten Toes of this Image are described as a mixture of both clay and iron—some strong and some weak—and clearly are an extension of legs of Roman Empire from whence they protrude (Daniel 2:33-45). It is likewise true that these 10 toes/horns are representative of ten kings and that these ten kings are European powers which in some way, shape and form constitute original environs or sphere’s of landed-influence of Roman Empire. Up to this point Hal and Doug concur; however, it is precisely at this point our convergence has a drastic departure! Rome’s alleged demise in 476 A.D. (The Decline and Fall of Rome by Edward Gibbon) is, putting it mildly, a distortion of historical account. Rome NEVER died—her simple metamorphosis, and I hasten to add, its ability to BORG (i.e., absorb all its enemies into “collective”) all that came against her (be they Phoenician Merchants, Greeks and their culture, and Christian religion). The idea that was Rome may have “outwardly” transformed, but ideal of Western Empire never ceased—Western Man, though seemingly weakened (clay), nevertheless, through world colonization, began to WALK THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH! (i.e., some clay nations were weaker in Europe than some of “iron nations” or “toes” . . . for example, France was stronger than Belgium). Yes, Image began to walk—pray tell, for what purpose do those feet and toes stand? Just to stand? No, no, no—a thousand times no! “Them feet and toes are for walkin’.” And, walk they did—all over planet: Africa, New World (North and South America), Middle East (to this day), Asia, Australasia, vast regions of Pacific and even Antarctica. Scarcely an inch of earth escaped Image! A little walk through Africa will assist your memory: (Note: All maps can be found on graphic version @ www.the-tribulation-network.com) …..and Spanish (New World only) to name but a few (especially “three horns”): Now, thanks to our insightful brother and co-conspirator, Brian Piltz in Seattle, we discover a most revelatory exegesis of following Scripture found in Daniel 7:8, 20-24: “‘I was considering horns, and there was another horn, a little (i.e., “younger”) one, coming up among them, before whom three of first horns were plucked out by roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words’” ((vs. 8)—Note: This is, I affirm, an immediate introduction of Antichrist himself and of his base/kingdom.) “‘and ten horns that were on its head, and other horn which came up (i.e., ELEVENTH HORN), before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. I was watching; and same horn was making war against saints, and prevailing against them, until Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of saints of Most High, and time came for saints to possess kingdom.’ Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from first ones, and shall subdue three kings’” (vs. 20-24). The sequence of disclosures recorded in Daniel 7 leave little doubt that “little horn” who shall arise after them (i.e., after Ten Horns/Toes) shall be different from first ones (i.e., first Ten Horns), and this “younger horn” shall subdue or “root up” three kings. Brother Piltz deduced that these three kings hail not “from Orient are” but are three dominant European empires which encompassed nearly all of North America: The English, French, and Spanish--Britain, France and Spain. Through Revolutionary War, Spanish-American War, and even French and Indian War (among other disquieting connivances), Americans “subdued” these three kings/horns/toes and effectively over last century and into 21st Century, with their pompous declarations and fierce countenance and soon-to-be revealed World Leader/Antichrist, will/have devoured whole planet!
Oh, well, you get point: England, France and Spain were uprooted by younger horn when this horn DEVOURED (i.e., uprooted or subdued) original three. Sure, it took a while, but ten horns who arose from fourth beast (i.e., original Roman Empire), and three horns/kings (of ten horns) who originally dominated North America eventually gave way to one who arose after them (Daniel 7:24): The United States of America. I conclude: Some times most obvious is most difficult to see! Let me be perfectly clear—count them, please: 1. England 2. France 3. Spain 4. Portugal 5. Belgium 6. Netherlands 7. Denmark 8. Italy 9. Germany 10. Russia . . . walked face of entire planet and colonized world! These primary nations’ histories are wrought with expansion and colonization—to adjudge otherwise is a complete revision of world history. (For remainder of article go to: http://www.the-tribulation-network.com/dougkrieger/united_states_of_europe.htm)
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