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Religions Of The World
The Judeo-Christian religion has many more elements in common with other religions than one might think. The origin of the common elements in beliefs can be explained.
Scholars and critics promote the following false assertions when they compare Christianity to the stories of other religions.
Noah: The Original Source.
|Nations and Stories Separated|
|1491||Sin. 40 years in the desert|
|605 BC||Jewish apostasy and captivity|
|538||Christian apostasy and captivity|
|The emergence of other religions corresponded to the exile of the church for apostasy|
The Development Of The Myths, Legends And Stories
|Light||Darkness||World||Garden of Eden||Snake||
||Noah||Ark||Rainbow||Tower of Babel||Abraham||Last battle|
|Heaven||Sea||Adam, Eve||Tree of Life||Fruit||8 people||Animal pairs||Covenant||Languages||Exodus|
|Creation Myths||World Tree Myths||Flood Myths||Dispersion||Moses and
End Time Myths
|Cosmogony Myths||Sacrifice||Common Ancestors||Tribes Separated|
|Common Memories and Legends||National Histories (Divergence Begins)|
|El Elyon||Chief God||Zeus||Jupiter|
|Similarities of Sacred Objects|
|One Great Spirit||One God||Monotheistic|
|YOWA||YHWH||The name sounds alike|
|Quartz crystals||Urim, |
|The Ark||The Ark||A sacred ark in a holy place|
|Council House||Sanctuary||The Ark and sacred objects were kept there|
|The number seven is sacred|
|Chief (Uku) Dance||Land Sabbath||Festival every seven years|
|Smoke||Incense||Prayer, the messenger|
|Eagle||Eagle||One of the four faces of the cherubim|
|Rattlesnake||Serpent||Satan is important|
|Corn||Grain||Used in sacrifices|
The Cherokee Religion.
The Cherokee consisted of seven nations whose territory covered the western half and central United States. Let us compare this religion to the Hebrews to find some very surprising similarities.
» Name of God. They believe in one supreme being name YOWA whose name was so sacred that only certain priests were allowed to say it. The Jews also would not say or write the name of God named YHWH (YAHWEH).
Although they are monotheistic, the Cherokee believe that YOWA was a unity of three beings called "The Elder Fires Above" (CHO TA AUH NE LE EH). The Jews have no trace of this plurality except in the plural words used for God, such as Elohim.
» Fire God. God is always pictured in vision as being on fire from His feet to His waist. His throne sits above the stones of fire.
» Sanctuary. Inside the Council house was the Ark which contained a large quartz crystal. Inside the Most Holy Place was the Ark of the covenant which contained the ten commandments written on a blue sapphire stone called lapis lazuli.
» Sacred Objects. Eagle, eagle feathers, rattlesnake, fire, smoke, sun, moon, corn, seven, quartz cyrstal and the ark.
» Symbols. Some of the symbolic objects in the sanctuary were given human qualities.
|March||?||Passover||First new moon of Spring|
|September||Donagohuni||New wine, oil||Ripe corn ceremony|
|September||Elawatalegi||Yom Kippur||Bouncing Bush feast|
|October||Nuwatiegwa||Trumpets||Great new moon ceremony|
|7 Years||Uku Dance||Land Sabbath||Jubilee and land Sabbath|
The Navaho Hogan.
The Navaho traditionally build their living space with certain key features placed in designated directions. The placement is similar to the sanctuary.
Sin And Death.
Besides the concept of the nature of God, Satan has concentrated the bulk of his distortions on the mystery of sin and death. These are unwanted common experiences in our current reality. But the fear and mystery surrounding them has created many myths.
In many myths, Satan tries to give himself an equal status with God. In doing this he not only raises his stature, he also lowers the nature of God so that God is vulnerable and is also capable of evil. One universal image of Satan is the serpent. He is the serpent in the sea that surrounds the earth and he is the serpent in the world tree who is an integral part of the structure of the world. This symbolism is supported by the Bible. But is the symbolism also based in reality as many of the other biblical symbols are?
The Bible says that Satan was responsible for luring the first humans into sin. As a consequence, he was restricted to the earth. Many people have tried to speculate about his nature. Is he invisible, occupying the same coordinates as the human race as an unseen peeping Tom. Or does he also have a visible form? Does he also have an assigned physical place on the earth? If it is visible and concrete, where could this place be?
Many beliefs consistently assign him to living in the sea and controlling hell somewhere under the ground. The fact that the dead must be buried under the earth even links these concepts symbolically.
The surface of the earth is over two thirds ocean and mostly unexplored. Does Satan physically live in the depths of the unexplored ocean, under the sea and under the earth? If that is so, is that the source of the beliefs that hell is now underground and the legends about the dragon who is restricted to the sea?
The City Of Atlantis. Is this the source of the legends of Atlantis, the city under the sea and the reports of unidentified flying objects entering and leaving the sea? If so, then we cannot go there because God has set boundaries and Satan is the source of UFO reports. Satan lives under the sea and launches plots and schemes to confuse and terrorize humans.
The Legends of Atlantis and Lamuria (Mu) could also be the result of stories told by the children of Noah. If they described the incredible civilization and technology that existed before the flood that is now lost under the sea it would be the truth behind this legend. So Atlantis is not a city that was built under the sea, it is a city that was submerged under the sea at the time of the flood.
The bible is very clear about the stages of the exile of Satan.
|Time||Before Sin||After Sin||Millennium|
|Physical||Heaven||Thrown from Heaven. |
Dragon lives in the sea
|Sea||Sea Dries Up. |
Dragon in the abyss
|Earth Destroyed. Sea gone|
|Symbolic||Good Angels||Wicked People||The wicked are all dead|
|Status||No evil in Heaven||Satan is restricted to the earth (ocean)||Satan is restricted to the surface of the earth|
So the vast majority of the distortions about our concepts of God are related to the nature of God and death.
Changes to common stories are related to these distortions and the gradual loss of detail after years of the oral tradition.
So we can assume from the common remaining elements that there is a God, there was a flood, a serpent and there was darkness and a great sea at the beginning of creation.
|Hebrew||Leviathan||The evil destroyer who lives in the sea. (Isaiah 27: 1) He tempted Eve.|
|Babylon||Tiamat||The salt water god. Her dead body was used to create the sky and the earth|
|Mesopotamia||Tiamat||The dragon in the primeval waters of chaos who was killed by Marduk and broken in two to create the sky and earth|
|Arabic||Falak||A snake under the sea and underneath a layer of fire with six hells in his mouth|
|Caananite||Yamm the Sea||The dragon in the primeval waters of chaos who was conquered by Baal-Haddad|
|Greek||Ladon||A hundred headed dragon who guards the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides|
|Typhon||A hundred headed dragon of the underworld who fought the Olympian gods|
|Aztec||Cipactli||All creation is contained in his body|
|Coatlicue||The dragon in the primeval waters of chaos who was killed by Quetzalcoatl and broken in two to create the sky and earth|
|Quetzalcoatl||The feathered serpent who created man|
|Norse||Jormungand||He lives in the ocean surrounding Midgard, with his tail in his mouth|
|Nidhogg||The serpent who eats the world tree and will destroy it at Ragnarok|
|Hindu||Adi Shesha||Vishnu, the supreme being, sits on the many-hooded serpent in the primeval waters|
|Vritra||Held back rain|
|Vasuki||Tries to pollute the world ocean|
|China||Gong Gong||Has nine heads and the body of a snake. He caused the flood|
|Yoruba||Oshumare||The rainbow serpent. It circles the egg of the world|
|Oshumare||The rainbow serpent. It circles the egg of the world and binds it with 3500 coils above and 3500 below|
|The rainbow snake who encircles the world with his tail in his mouth|
|Samoa||Fe'e and Na Kika||The waters produced a primeval octopus. Fe'e is the war god who is a huge octopus with a compass whose tentacles reach the far corners of the world. Na Kika is the octopus who used his arms to separate the heavens from the underworld.|
Hindu. Mount Meru, is the dwelling place of God. It was guarded by serpents, which watched the entrance to the realm of Secret Knowledge.
Sumerian. Ningizzida, the god of the serpent, is the lord of the Tree of Life.This tree and its gifts of immortality are not easy to discover. It is historically difficult to find, and almost invariably guarded. The tree of Life in the Jewish bible is guarded by a Seraph (an angel in the form of a fiery serpent) bearing a flaming sword. To steal the apples of knowledge, the Greek hero Hercules had to slay a many-headed dragon Ladon. In Mayan legends, it is a serpent in the roots that must be contended with. Similarly, the Naga, or divine serpent guards the Hindu Tree. In Norse stories, the Serpent Nidhogg lives under Ygdrassil (the tree of life), and gnaws at the roots.
Apple of Discord. Eris, the goddess of discord, tossed a golden apple into the assembly of the gods at the marriage of Peleus and Thetis. On it was inscribed, "For the Fairest". It was claimed by three goddess, Aphrodite, Athena and Hera. Paris, the prince of Troy was asked to make a choice. He awarded it to Aphrodite and the jealousy of Hera led to the Trojan war.
Although the next story does not involve a snake or a tree, it is about the first woman who was created. She unleashes evil into the world because of her curiosity. Eve was the first woman who wandered from the side of her husband and was tempted by the snake. Her curiosity caused evil to come into the world.
Roman: Pandora's Box. The earth was perfect in the days of the Golden age. Jupiter was angry at the perfect conditions which he believed was caused by the gift of fire that Prometheus had stolen and given to the man. And he tried to find a way to punish humans for accepting this gift. So he called a meeting of the gods on Mount Olympus, and they decided to create woman. As soon as she had been fashioned, each one gave her some special charm, to make her more attractive. They created Pandora as a gift for Prometheus. But when he refused, his brother Epimetheus took her. Life was happy for a while. Pandora was always with Epimetheus. Later, a weary Mercury brought a box and asked for permission to leave it there. Jupiter had malignantly crammed into this box all the diseases, sorrows, vices, and crimes that afflict poor humanity. Curious, she decided to make an excuse to stay by herself that day. Later, Pandora opened the box and she let loose all the evils in the world. But the gods had pity and had also put Hope in the box.
Garden of Hesperides. The Hesperides are nymphs who tend a blissful garden in a far west corner of the world. The Garden of the Hesperides is Hera's orchard in the west, where either a single tree or a grove of immortality giving golden apples grew. The apples were planted from the fruited branches that Gaia gave to her as a wedding gift when Hera accepted Zeus. The Hesperides were given the task of tending to the grove, but occasionally plucked from it themselves. Not trusting them, Hera also placed in the garden an unsleeping, hundred-headed dragon named Ladon as an additional safeguard.
The flood story is the most common and persistent legend around all cultures. Many of them only have a few things in common. There was a flood that destroyed the world, a human and some animals were saved by going up a high mountain in a sealed vessel and life restarted afterwards. The inclusion of a rainbow and the dispersion of races by language appears in a few legends.
All major religions include a final destruction, a final battle and a new creation after a steady decline in morals and nature. This has resulted in two views of time. One is linear and the other cyclic. Linear time has only one final new creation, while cyclic time has an infinite number. Reincarnation is a feature of cyclic time.
Creation And Cosmogony Legends
Sound: From The Voice Of God.
|The Structure of the Universe|
|1||Brought light. Made day and night.|
|2||Separated sea and sky|
|3||Separated sea and earth. Made trees|
|4||Sun, moon and stars|
|5||Fish and birds|
|6||Land animals and humans|
|7||The Sabbath rest and the week|
The Dark Abyss Of Water
I chose a few examples of the creation from a dark void. Either an egg or a person was produced from this void. In these myths, water was a part of the beginning. It is interesting that science concludes that water was needed to start life and that the planets were once covered in water.
These stories also shared some other common features. The order of creation was the abyss, darkness, fire or light, sea, sky and earth, sun, moon and stars, then plants and animals and man.
From The Mind Of God.
Hindu legends vary. Brahma is sometimes said to be self-created, or born from a lotus out of Vishnu's navel, or hatched from the cosmic egg. In another myth, creation came from the tears of Prajapati.
Hindu. In the beginning there was a single soul who looked around and saw nothing but itself. Since it was lonely it wanted a companion so it split into two, a man and a woman. They had intercourse and other human beings were born. Then the woman thought that it was wrong to have intercourse since they came from the same soul. So she tried to hide herself and became a cow. He became a bull and had intercourse and all cattle were born. Then she changed herself into a mare and he became a stallion and horses were born. This continued until all creatures down to the smallest insect were created.
After this, the man realized that he is creation. This created world will last 4,320,000,000 years.
Mixtec. When all was chaos and confusion, the earth was covered with water, there was only mud and slime on the surface of the earth. At that time there became visible, the god One-Deer, who had the surname Snake of the Lion. There was also a goddess, very genteel and beautiful, whose name was also One-Deer, and whose surname was Snake of the Tiger. They are the beginning of all other gods. As soon as these two gods became visible on earth in human form, with their power and wisdom they made a large stone on which they built a very sumptuous mansion. The stone was called "the place where the heavens were", which was their seat and residence on earth. This large stone and the mansion was on a very high hill. A garden was planted on the mountaintop.
The Cosmic Egg.
Theory of Natural Selection and the Survival of the Fittest.
The world emerged from an egg that holds the seeds of life. The shell became the structure that held the sky and the earth. After drawing the representation of the cosmos that I think is correct, I realize that it looks like an egg. The yolk is represented by the earth. And it is surrounded by air and water. So it makes me wonder if the ancients used an egg to explain how the cosmos is structured and it was morphed into the cosmic egg. It would also explain the belief that we are the center of the universe. Even the connection to the heavens by a bridge over the sea of glass reminds me that the yoke is connected to the shell with a string.
Chinese. In the beginning there was nothing in the universe except a formless chaos. However this chaos began to coalesce into a cosmic egg for eighteen thousand years.
PanGu Like Ymir, the earth was created with the body of PanGu. But he also supported the egg before he died.
» PanGu, The Giant. When the opposing principles of yin and yang became balanced within the egg, PanGu emerged from the egg. He is usually depicted as a primitive hairy giant dressed in furs. PanGu began the task of creating the world. He separated Yin from Yang with a swing of his giant axe, creating the Earth (murky Yin) and the Sky (clear Yang). To keep them separated, PanGu stood between them and took up the Sky. This task took eighteen thousand years, with each day the sky grew ten feet higher, the Earth ten feet wider, and PanGu ten feet taller. In some versions of the story, PanGu is aided in this task by the four beasts; the Turtle, Qilin, Phoenix and the Dragon
» The World. After the eighteen thousand years had elapsed, PanGu was laid to rest. His breath became the wind his voice the thunder, his left eye the sun and right eye the moon. His body became the mountains and his blood formed rivers. His muscles formed the fertile lands and his facial hair made the stars and milky way; His fur became the bushes and forests, his bones were the valuable minerals, his bone marrow is sacred diamonds and his sweat fell as rain.
» Humans. The fleas on his body carried by the wind became human beings all over the world.
Hindu. This universe existed in the shape of darkness, unperceived as if it were in deep sleep. Then the Divine Self-existent appeared with power and dispelled the darkness. He is eternal and he contains all created beings and shone forth of his own will. He first created the waters with a thought and placed his seed in them. That seed became a golden egg, as bright as the sun. In that egg he himself was born as Brahma. The Divine One resided in that egg during a whole year, then by his thought he divided it into two halves. And out of those two halves he formed heaven and earth, between them the middle sphere, the eight points of the horizon, and the eternal abode of the waters. From himself he also drew forth the mind and self-consciousness. He created the five organs which perceive the objects of sensation and all beings.
» The Time Cycle. They believe that the world is created and destroyed in cycles of 4,320,000,000 years.
Mithraism . Mithra was born from a cosmic egg on December 25.
Greco-Roman Chaos. Chaos was the primordial void that existed before order became imposed on the universe and from which all created things originated, including the gods. Proceeding from time, Chaos eventually formed a huge egg from which was issued his children Nyx (darknos), Eros (gravity) and Ge or Gaia (Earth).
» The World. Gaia created Ouranos, the starry sky. Ouranos, Gaia and Eros created the mountains, sea, rivers, lakes and the Titans.
The Covenant Curse Notice how the elements of the curses in the covenant are in the struggle between Ouranos and Kronos.
» Circumcision. Cutting off the foreskin of the penis was almost like castration.
» Cannibalism. The people will be forced to cannibalize their children and even eat their afterbirth (Deuteronomy 28: 54-58)
In the curse, Satan forced Christ to be cut off and childless, while the people symbolically chewed Him up like cannibals.
» Titans, The Giants. Ouranos entombed the Titans in the earth, so Gaia conspired with the Titan, Kronos to hurt Ouranos. Kronos removed the testicles of Ouranos with a sickle. The blood flowed to the earth and created the Erinyes who were the punishers of crime against nature and God. When Ouranos threw the testicles into the primeval sea, Pontos, it foamed and produced Aphrodite, the goddess of love. So Kronos and the Titans ruled the world. The cycle of sun and moon, day and night and death were established during their rule. Helios, Selene, Promethus were also born.
Kronos married his sister Rhea and she gave birth to five children, Hestia, Hers, Demeter, Poseidon and Hades. Kronos ate them in his jealousy. Gaia and Ouranos helped their daughter Rhea to hide the sixth child, Zeus. They tricked him into swallowing a stone instead. Zeus would later revolt against his father and the Titans. Kronos was forced to give birth to the five children he swallowed. They also fought their father. The Olympian gods succeeded and the Titans were banished to Tartarus. Chronos escaped to Italy and ruled as Saturn during the golden age.
Jesus is Ouranos and the Titans are Satan and his angels. God banished Satan and his angels to the earth. With the help of humans and the Romans, they circumcised Christ at the crucifixion.
» Humans. Life on the earth and humans evolved as the gods and the Titans fought. Zeus gave birth to Athena, Apollon, Artemis, Hermes, Ares, Hephaestos and Persephone and Dionysos. These shared their gifts and knowledge with humans.
Roman Version: Prometheus Creates Man. At the time of the creation, the new Earth was covered with vegetation, and creatures of all kinds. Eros thought that he should give them instincts to help them to preserve and enjoy the life they had received. So he called two titans, the youngest sons of Iapetus (Prometheus and Epimetheus) to help him. He told them to make gifts to all living creatures and create a superior being, called Man, to rule over all the others. They used clay to mold an image similar in form to the gods. Then they asked Eros to breathe into its nostrils the spirit of life, and Minerva to give it a soul. Then man lived.
Prometheus observed man and longed to bestow upon him some great power, unshared by any other creature of earth, which would raise him far above all other living beings, and bring him nearer to the perfection of the immortal gods. So he stole fire from Olympus and gave it to man. When Jupiter discovered the theft he sentenced Prometheus to eternal suffering. He was chained to a rock on the Caucasian Mountains where a vulture fed on his liver each day. The liver grew back at night causing him a cycle of eternal punishment. After many centuries of woe, Hercules, son of Jupiter and Alcmene, found Prometheus, killed the vulture, broke the adamantine chains, and liberated the long-suffering god.
From The Body Of A Giant.
Monster Mutation Theory.
The world was created from the parts of a god or a giant dead body. Our ancestors were giants over ten feet tall, so they appear in every myth. The dimensions of the ark supports the occupation of people twelve to fifteen feet tall. For an emergency vehicle, there is no reason why each floor was so high unless the adult humans were extremely tall.
Norse Ginnungagap. Before creation there was a vast, empty chasm named Ginnungagap. It was between Niflheim in the north and Muspelheim in the south. Muspelheim was the land of fire. Niflheim was the land of darkness, cold and ice and it is the source of all rivers. In Niflheim was a frozen spring called Hvergelmir from which the Elivagar flowed. This was eleven rivers named Svol, Gunnthra, Fiorm, Fimbulthul, Slidr, Hrid, Sylg, Ylg, Vid, Leiptr, and Gioll.
Giants We believe that Adam and his children were very tall and the average age was over 700 years. After the flood, the population grew much smaller and lived an average age of 70 years.
» Ymir, The Giant. Life began in the middle of the abyss. Here water from Niflheim met fire from Muspelheim and melted the Hvergelmir and formed the primeval giant named Ymir and the cow named Audhumbla. Ymir drank her milk for food. Ymir became the father of a race of frost giants. As he slept, his sweat produced a male and female giant and his legs formed a male giant. The cow licked a block of ice into the shape of a man named Buri, who was the first God. He was the grandfather of Odin, Vili and Ve. Ymir eventually became evil and was killed by Odin, Vili and Ve. His body was used to create Yggdrasil, the tree of life that supports the cosmos.
» The World. With Ymir's dead body Odin and his brothers created the world in the middle of Ginnungagap. Of Ymir's blood the sea, of his flesh the fertile land, of his bones the mountains, of teeth and shattered bones came cliffs, boulders and loose rocks. From his skull the heavens were created, from his hair came trees and plants, from his brain the clouds. Midgard was created between his eyebrows. The sun, moon and stars were created from sparks in Muspelheim.
» Humans. The first man and woman (Askr and Embla) were created from trees lying on the beach.
Babylon. Tiamat is a huge female dragon that personifies the saltwater ocean, the water of chaos. She is also the primordial mother of all that exists, including the gods themselves. Her consort is Apsu, the freshwater God. From their union, saltwater with freshwater, the first pair of gods were born. Their descendants started to irritate Tiamat and Apsu so they decided to kill them. The offspring discovered their plans and one managed to kill Apsu while he was asleep. Tiamat flew into a rage when she learned about Apsu's death and wanted to avenge her husband. She created an army of monstrous creatures, which was to be led by her new consort Kingu, who is also her son. Eventually, Tiamat was defeated by the young god Marduk, who was born in the deep freshwater apsu.
» The World. Marduk cleaved her body in half. He created the sky from the upper half and he made the earth from the lower half. The clouds came from her water and her tears became the source of the Tigris and the Euphrates.
» Humans. Kingu also died, and from his blood Marduk created the first humans.
The Four Corners Of The World.
The Bible also describes the earth as being set on pillars. So this theory dates back to the beginning of time. We will explore this below.
Cherokee. The earth is a great island floating in a sea of water, and suspended at each of the four cardinal points by a cord hanging down from the sky vault, which is of solid rock. When the world grows old and worn out, the people will die and the cords will break and let the earth sink down into the ocean, and all will be water again.
» Humans. Men came after the animals and plants. At first there were only a brother and sister until he struck her with a fish and told her to multiply, and so it was. In seven days a child was born to her, and thereafter every seven days another, and they increased very fast until there was danger that the world could not keep them. Then it was made that a woman should have only one child in a year, and it has been so ever since.
The Axis Mundi (The Pole Star).
So the world has been created and it is being supported, so why is it spinning?
Since they could discern a pattern of revolution in the heavens, the ancients theorized that the universe revolved around a pole, or a cosmic axis. This pole came through the center of the earth at the navel or the world axis. This does not destroy the other theories, it just places everything on a spin cycle. The shape of this pole is either a pole, a cone or an hour glass.
Omphalos (The Navels of the World).
There were many places that were considered the navels of the world, the center of access to God.
Aztec Cosmogony: Cipactli, The Serpent In The Void.
This legend places the entire heavens and earth inside of a creature, spinning around a central world axis in Mexico.
|9-12||All other gods|
|1-5||Sun, moon, stars, comets, planets|
(for the Dead)
|9||Mictlan||Nine rivers, rest||South is traditionally to the left|
|Note: The names of the first eight levels of hell may be incorrect|
Aztec Creation. In the beginning there was nothing but a void. Then Ometeotl, the first god who was both masculine and feminine created himself. Ometeotl spawned four children who created our visible world. These children are separate, yet the same, and they are referred to as the four manifestations of one god, Tezcatlipoca. After 600 years they began creation. They created water, the god Tlaloc and his goddess. and then they created Cipactli, the serpent that floats in the void. They created the whole universe within the body of Cipactli by dividing his body into two parts. One part made the heavens and the other part made the earth and the underworld. The central region where the humans lived was called Tlaticpac.
» Pole Star. The earth was divided into four regions with the world axis (Axis Mundi) at the center navel. Four sacred trees were used to support the heaven and earth. The pole star is the pivot point of the Aztec universe with thirteen domed regions revolving around it and nine underworlds below.
» Heaven. Thirteen heavens exist in Cipactli's head. Ometeotl lives by himself in the thirteenth heaven.
» Earth. The earth is a great, flat disc located in the middle of Cipactli's body and is surrounded by the Celestial Waters. So it is called Cem-á-nahuac, which means "that which is surrounded by water". The world is divided into four quadrants with the navel at the center.
» Underworld. Nine underworlds go down the length of Cipactli's tail. Souls of those whose manner of death failed to call them to various paradises in the north were sent on a four year journey of trials through the nine hells of Mictlan. At the first level they cross a treacherous river with the help of the dog headed god, Xolotl. Then they must pass through the shaking and crashing mountains and other trials. These tests are a gigantic snake, a large lizard, eight deserts, eight hills, and a wind with obsidian knives. In the lowest level the last obstacle is crossing the extension of the Nine Waters of the great river Chicunanhuapan on the back of a red dog. Then they reach the region of rest. Mictlan is a vast cave filled with skeletons.
- West. Ruled by the white Tezcatlipoca named Quetzalcoatl. He is the creator of humans.
- East. Ruled by the red Tezcatlipoca named Xipe Totec, the god of spring time and rebirth.
- South. Ruled by the blue Tezcatlipoca named Tonatiuh, god of the sun.
- North. The cold land of the dead ruled by the black Tezcatlipoca named Mictlantecuhtli, the Lord of the Night Sky and the dead. All the dead go here and proceed to one of four paradises or to the nine hells of Mictlan.
These four quadrants of the earth also correspond to the symbols of the four directions around the sanctuary. West is the dwelling place of God and the righteous. East is the direction of the Coming of Christ when He will resurrect the dead. North is the direction where Christ was crucified and buried. South is the direction of His tribulation where He suffered as the burnt offering. All these are discussed in our original lesson on the twelve tribes of Israel.
- North (Chalmecacivati). Babies and young children.
- West (Tamoanchan). Women who died in childbirth.
- South (Tlalocan). Those who die by water, weather or lightning. This is a place of butterflies, rainbow, flowers where souls spend four years before returning. Souls usually have an endless cycle of life and paradise in this place unless they have higher aspirations.
- East (Tonatiuhichan). Warriors, sacrifices and tradesmen who died in far lands. After four years they lived forever in the bodies of humming birds.
- Lillan-Tlapallan. The land of the fleshless. A paradise for followers of Quetzalcoatl. It is the highest achievement for a soul.
» Humans. Humanity was created by Quetzalcóatl in an act of self sacrifice. With the help of his twin, Xólotl, the dog-headed god, he succeeded in reviving the dried bones of the old dead in Mictlan by sprinkling them with his own blood. The sun and moon were also created by an act of self sacrifice. When the gods, assembled in the darkness at Teotihuacán they built a huge fire. Then two of them, Nanahuatzin a small deity covered with ulcers, and Tecciztécatl, a richly bejeweled god, threw themselves into the flames. Nanahuatzin became the sun and Tecciztécatl became the moon. Then the sun refused to move unless the other gods gave him their blood. They were compelled to sacrifice themselves to feed the sun.
The Tree Of Life Myths
Instead of a pole that unites heaven to earth, many cultures have a myth about a world tree which sustains the Universe and unites Heaven and Earth. God lives in the top where the tree meets the heavens. The roots are the underworld where the dead exist. The source of this myth is from a combination of the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. These trees caused the separation of the worlds when sin began.
Mayan Cosmogony: Yaxche, The Great, Green, Ceiba Tree Of Abundance.
The tree of life was set up as a pillar of the sky and the axis of the earth was set up when the world was created. The roots lie in the nine levels of the underworld, Xibalba. The trunk is in mid earth and the leaves are in the thirteen levels of heaven.
There are also four trees in the earth that are planted in the four directions. A white tree in the north, red in the east, yellow in the south and black in the west.
Whac Chan (Wakah Chan). This is another name for the tree of life that is also the Milky Way.
Norse Cosmogony: Yggdrasil, The World Tree.
The Norse myth about the tree named Yggdrasil is the most complete and elaborate of these myths. It is not only a simple tree of life as in Christianity, it is the structure by which the whole cosmos is maintained. We will use this to demonstrate the equivalent realities in Christianity.
|Norse Mythology||Christian Equivalent|
|Yggdrasil||World Tree||Tree of Life|
|3||Alfheim||Light elves||Good angels|
|5||Svartalheim||Dark elves||Evil angels|
|7||Niflheim||Ice, cold, dark||Hell |
|Darkness of the abyss|
|8||Muspelheim||Flame land||Flames of Hell|
|Ginnungagap||The Gap||The Abyss at creation|
|Bifrost||Rainbow Bridge||Sea of Glass|
|Nidhogg||Eats yggdrasil||Satan, the snake who destroys|
|Jormungand||Snake in the sea||Satan, the snake Leviathan|
|Abyss||Sin, Death||Resurrection (Good)||Millennium||Resurrection (Evil)||Armageddon||Hell||New Creation|
|Niflheim||Helheim||Muspelheim (Flame Land)||Asgard|
Persian Cosmogony: The Seven Karshvars And The Saena Tree.
|1||Vourubaresti||North West||Details are not known|
|7||Hvaniratha||Center||Land of Humans|
|||Mount Hara (Alburz)||Source of light and water|
|||Chinvat Bridge||Bridge of Judgment|
|||Gaokerena tree||Gives immortality to the resurrected|
|||Veh Daiti (Veh Rod)||East river|
|||Vourukasha Sea||Gathering point of all water|
|||Harahvaiti (Arax)||River that feeds the Vourukasha sea|
|||White Bull||First animal. Source of all animals|
|||Saena Bird||Head of a dog and body of a fowl|
|||Gayomartan||He was the first man|
|||Rivas plant||Source of a mortal man and woman|
|||Saena Tree||Tree of all remedies, tree of all seeds|
|After 6000 years, the evil Ahriman dug a hole in the ground and created hell and purgatory.|
Many stories are about a tree that supports the entire world. But in one myth, humans came from a plant. An abyss existed for 3000 years then Ahuramazda created the universe in seven steps.
The cosmos is composed of seven disconnected karshvars or keshvar (zones, regions, earths or worlds). They are separated by an ocean. The Hindus also have a concept of seven dvipas (islands).
The Divine Comedy And Dante's Inferno: The Nine Levels Of Hell.
Here we see the Pagan structure of hell as a part of a Christian belief. It is the medieval world view of the afterlife. Around 1300AD, Dante claimed to have a vision of the structure of heaven, purgatory and hell and the journey of the dead.
Fairy Tales And Nursery Rhymes
Let us take a look at an ancient and modern fairy tale. It appears that they might have been used to tell biblical truths. If so they are based on common beliefs about sin and the plan of salvation, not simply on the imagination of the author. With that understanding, the basic teaching of the story is their truth because it is based on the author's belief that it is true.
» Snow White. The perfect condition of Eve before she sinned.
» Warning. Seven dwarves warned Snow White not to open the door to strangers. God warned Eve not to eat the fruit.
» The Wicked Step Mother. Anger, jealousy and pride caused her to murder Snow White by giving her a poisoned apple. Just like Satan. He was full of pride and jealous of God. He tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit.
» Wicked Witch. This is Satan who tempts Eve.
» Eats an Apple. Eve eats a fruit which kills her and Snow White eats an apple which causes her to sleep forever.
» Falls Asleep. Eve also falls asleep and sleeps the sleep of death. Jesus refers to death as a sleep. It is possible that the act of sleeping came to the planet the moment she sinned, just like rain came to the planet after the flood. Sleep is a sign of the death that would come to her. If this is what happened then God is correct because she died the day that she sinned and began the process of physical deteoriation and her body began the process of repair which is a function of sleep.
» Washing. The dwarves washed her with water and wine. This is baptism and the blood of Jesus which gives new life.
» Resurrection. A prince saves her by removing the offensive apple. The story of Sleeping Beauty also uses this theme. A beautiful princess who was condemned to death because of a malicious fairy. But a good fairy changed the curse. The princess falls asleep instead and the entire castle falls asleep for a long time until a prince from a far away land awakens her with His love. The entire castle is also rescued.
When Eve sinned, the entire world fell asleep in death with her until Jesus comes from a far country to rescue them.
» The Prince. Jesus, the Prince of the Covenant, comes as a king on a white horse to rescue His bride.
» Punishment. The wicked queen was forced to dance in red hot shoes until she died. Satan will dance in the red hot fires of hell until he is dead.
» They Lived Happily Ever After. Heaven will last forever. The church is the bride of Christ and God lives with us.
The Whizard Of Oz. This is a modern story of the ancient struggle between God and Satan in which humans have gotten involved. But heaven has the remedy which will take us back home.
» Dorothy. The lost girl who wanted to go home to Kansas. Eve is the lost woman who wanted her previous life.
» Cowardly Lion. He needed courage. We need courage.
» Silly Scarecrow. He needed a brain. We need wisdom.
» Emotionless Tin Man. He needed a heart. We need love.
» The Wicked Witch of the West. She was killed by melting her with water. The power of evil is broken by the power of the Holy Spirit. Water is used to represent the Spirit and our cleansing.
» The Good Witch of the East. She gave Dorothy the ruby shoes and told her to follow the yellow brick road to the emerald city. Jesus comes from the East to rescue His people.
» Field of Dreams. They encounter a poppy field where the evil witch tries to make them fall asleep. This is the sleep of death that Satan lured us into when Eve sinned. This field of dreams is death.
» Ruby Red Shoes. This will get her home, like the red blood of Christ.
» Yellow Brick Road. Heaven has streets of gold.
»The Emerald City. In heaven, God sits with an emerald rainbow surrounding His throne.
»The Whizard of Oz. A kindly old gentleman who controls everything. He disguises himself to strike terror in the hearts of evil. He helps Dorothy and her three friends to achieve their dreams.
While one might not immediately think of fairy tales and plays as reservoirs of religious teachings, there are many modern tales that do. The Pilgrim's Progress and the Chronicles of Narnia are two of the best known modern fairy tales on Christianity. From these we can agree that the story was not simply made up from random ideas, it was made to preserve a religious truth in symbols.
The flood is recorded in Genesis 6-9. Noah preached for 120 years while he made the ark. But only his wife and three sons and their wives were saved.
It had never rained on the earth because of the geological structure. The earth was floating on an aquifer like a controlled swamp. There were no vast oceans to generate rain clouds. So underground water watered the earth at night in a mist. Therefore nobody believed and obeyed Noah when he described rain.
|Hebrew||Noah, wife, 3 sons||Ark||Pairs of Animals||Raven, dove, dove||Ararat|
|Mesopotamian, Sumerian||Utnapishtim, family, friends||Boat||Seed of all living things||Dove, swallow, raven||Nisur|
|Babylonian||Atrahasis and family||Boat||Cattle, wild animals, birds||-||-|
|Chaldean||Xisuthrus, wife, daughter, pilot||Boat||Pairs of animals||Birds sent 3 times||Corcyraean|
|Norse||Bergelmer, wife||Chest||Blood Legends. Blood from the wounds of the giant Ymir caused the flood. For the Celts, the blood spilled when heaven was cut up. Icy water flowed from the wounds in Scandanivia||Jotunheim|
|Welsh||Dwyfan, Dwyfach||Boat||Animal pairs||-||Pyrdain|
|Lithuanian||People on a mountain||Nutshell||Animals on the mountain||Rainbow||-|
|Asia||Hindu (India)||Manu||Boat||Every species||-||Manu's Descent|
|Miao (South China)||Nuah and Gaw Bo-Lu-En, 3 sons, wives||Boat||Male and Female||Dove||-|
|Miao and Yao (South China)||Fu Xi, Nu Gua||Gourd||
The Asian legends involve the marriage of a brother and sister who were saved by being sealed in a hollowed out log (a drum).
They all explain the beginning of the different races as humans who came from a gourd.
In the Burmese legend only one man and a cow were saved. There was a gourd inside the cow and the humans emerged from it. Other gourds held animals, plants and rivers.
|Jino (China)||Mahei, Maniu||Sealed hollow Log|
|Kammu (Thai)||Brother, sister|
|Lisu (China)||Brother, sister||Gourd|
|Shan (Burma)||Lip-Long and a cow||Raft|
|Oceania||Hawaii||Nuu, family||Ark||Reef forming legends. Most legends tend to explain their physical environment||Mauna Kea|
|Mangaia (Cook Islands)||Rangi and people||Walked||Rangimotia|
|Africa||Komililo Nandi||Ilet||-||Hospitality legends.||Tinderet|
|Tumbainot, 2 wives, 6 sons||Ark||Pairs of Animals||Dove, vulture and 4 rainbows||The Steppes|
|North America||Pima||Suhu, good people||Walked||Animal Helper legends. Animals play a major role.||Crooked Top Mountain|
|Squamish||Man, woman, all babies||Canoe||Baker|
|Algonquin||Michabo, muskrat||Walked||-||Raven, otter, muskrat||-|
|Ottowa||Giant, maiden||Canoe||Pairs||Beaver, muskrat, raven||-|
|Central America||Aztec||Tapi, wife||Boat||Pairs||Dove||Mountain|
|Aztec||Cocox, Xochiquetzal||A hollow tree||-||Dove||Colhuacan|
|Toltec||7 friends and wives||A closed chest||-||-||-|
|Huicol||Man, dog||Box||Animal Transformation Legends. Man marries dog who is transformed into a human wife. Others are transformed into different animals because of disobedience.|
|Tlapanac||Man, dog, chicken||Box|
|Cora (Mexico)||Man, dog, sandpiper, woodpecker, parrot||Boat|
|Totonac (Mexico)||Man, dog, dove||Ark|
|South America||Jivaro (Ecuador)||2 men, two parrots||Walked||Man marries parrot|
|Inca (Peru)||Man, woman||Box||People lived in caves after the flood||Tiahuanacu|
|Names of the Patriachs|
|Bible Names||Miao Legend||Chinese Sovereigns|
|The word Adam means dirt|
|Ham||Lo Han||Huang, Han|
Chinese. Some Chinese legends about their ancestors (three sovereigns and five emperors) are similar to the flood legends in terms of timeline, the sound of names and the possible behavior of the ancestors.
- Nüwa and Fuxi. Nüwa was the wife of Fuxi and they both are the ancestors of humans after a devastating flood and are the first two sovereigns. Although the legend lists this person as a female, yet the similarity of the sound of the names Nüwa and Noah and the fact that both were the ancestors of humans after a flood and the dates fit within the time frame are evidences of the veracity of the story. They also taught the people to hunt and fish. These are skills that were needed when the trees and plants had not recovered yet and they were transitioning from a vegetarian to a meat diet.
- Shennong (The Third Sovereign). He was the father of agriculture and taught the people what was edible. The trees probably matured during the life of one of Noah's sons. The name Shennong sounds like Shem.
- Huang Di (The Yellow Emperor). He was the first of five important emperors after the three sovereigns. He was the ancestor of the Han Chinese people. Sinite was a grandson of Ham who is believed to be the ancestor of the Chinese people. The names Han and Huang sounds like Ham.
- Emperor Zhuanxu. Led the Shi clan to migrate east to Shandong around 2491 BC. The name Shi sounds like it could have come from Sinite who led them east from the tower of Babel towards the land of China. The year of this migration corresponds to the global migration imposed at the Tower of Babel around 2474 BC.
- The Chinese Calendar. It began in 2637 BC. This was the time frame of Noah and the flood.
The Miao People of South China. The legend of the Miao people says there was a man named NuWah (Nuah) with his wife (Gawboluen) three sons (Lo Han, Lo Shen and Jah-Hu) and three daughters who escaped the flood in a ship. The flood happened around 2300 B.C. After the flood they built a tower and their speech were broken up into six languages.
The sons of Noah had sons who had similar sounding names as the sons of the Miao legend. The sons of Lo-Shen were Elan and Ngashur. The sons of Lo-Han were Cu-Sah and Mesay. The son of Jah-Hu was Gomen.
Chinese. There was a quarrel between two of the more powerful gods, they decided to settle it with a fight. When the water god Gong Gong saw that he was losing, he smashed his head against Mount Buzhou, a pillar holding up the sky. The pillar collapsed and caused the sky to tilt towards the northwest and the earth to shift to the southeast. This caused great floods and suffering to the people. Nüwa cut off the legs of a giant tortoise and used them to replace the fallen pillar and alleviate the situation. She seals the broken sky using stones of seven different colors, but she was unable to fully correct the tilted sky. Now the sun, moon, and stars move towards the northwest, and rivers in China flow southeast into the Pacific Ocean.
Masai. Tumbainot, a righteous man, had a wife named Naipande and three sons, Oshomo, Bartimaro, and Barmao. When his brother Lengerni died, Tumbainot, according to custom, married the widow Nahaba-logunja, who bore him three more sons, but they argued about her refusal to give him a drink of milk in the evening, and she set up her own homestead.
The world was heavily populated in those days, but the people were sinful and not mindful of God. However, they refrained from murder, until at last a man named Nambija hit another named Suage on the head. At this, God resolved to destroy mankind, except Tumbainot found grace in His eyes. God commanded Tumbainot to build an ark of wood and enter it with his two wives, six sons and their wives, and some of animals of every sort. When they were all aboard and provisioned, God caused a great long rain which caused a flood, and all other men and beasts drowned. The ark drifted for a long time, and provisions began to run low. The rain finally stopped, and Tumbainot let loose a dove to ascertain the state of the flood. The dove returned tired, so Tumbainot knew it had found no place to rest. Several days later, he loosed a vulture, but first he attached an arrow to one of its tail feathers so that, if the bird landed, the arrow would hook on something and be lost. The vulture returned that evening without the arrow, so Tumbainot reasoned that it must have landed on carrion, and that the flood was receding. When the water ran away, the ark grounded on the steppe, and its occupants disembarked. Tumbainot saw four rainbows, one in each quarter of the sky, signifying that God's wrath was over.
Greek. Deucalion was warned by his father Prometheus of a great flood with which Zeus planned to destroy humanity. He built an ark and survived it. Afterwards, he and his wife Pyrrha successfully begged Zeus to recreate humanity, which he did by having them toss stones behind them.
Roman. As the world got worse, the immortals agreed to wash mankind off the face of the earth by a mighty deluge. The winds were instructed to gather together the rain clouds over the earth. Neptune let loose the waves of the sea,and told them to rise, overflow, and deluge the land. Then the elements obeyed. The winds blew, the rain fell in torrents, lakes, seas, rivers, and oceans broke their bonds. So the terrified mortals forgot their petty quarrels in a common impulse to flee from the death which threatened them, climbed the highest mountains, clung to uprooted trees, and even took refuge in the light skiffs they had constructed in happier days. Their efforts were all in vain, however, for the waters rose higher and higher, overtook them one after another in their ineffectual efforts to escape, closed over the homes where they might have been so happy, and drowned their last despairing cries in their seething depths.
Zoroastrian. Six thousand years after the creation the thousand year rule of Aharman began. He destroyed the creation, created dangerous animals and created the regions of hell and purgatory. He filled man with evil thoughts and sent misery, earthquakes, drought and storms. Then, three hundred years later, in 3300 BC, he sent seven continuous years of cold and frost that almost exterminated mankind. But the god Ahuramazda saved the good man Yima and a remnant in a cave filled with supplies.
Norse. The three brothers Odin, Ve and Vili killed Ymir. As Ymir fell, his blood caused a giant flood, drowning all the creatures of darkness except the frost giants Bergelmer and his wife. They escaped in a small boat and arrived on the mountain of (Jotunheim), which became the home of the giants.
Cowichan. The world was over populated and people began quarreling over territory. Some wise old men all had the same dream about a coming flood. They decided to build a raft by tying many canoes together. Some people listened but others laughed at them. One day the rains came and they took some food and tied the raft to a rock on Mount Cowichan. After the flood they rebuilt their homes and after a long time the land was full of people again. This time they separated into tribes and clans and spread out over the earth.
Aztec (Mexico). A pious man named Tapi lived in a valley in Mexico. The creator told Tapi to build a boat to hold his wife and a pair of every animal. Everyone thought that he was crazy. When the boat was finished, it rained and flooded the valley. The people fled to the mountains but they were drowned. After the rain ended, Tapi sent a dove. When the dove did not return he knew that the waters had receeded.
Aztec. In Atonatiuh, the epoch of water, a large flood covered the earth and all people were changed into fish. Only Coxcox and his wife Xochiquetzal survived by hiding themselves in a hollow Ahahuete, cypress tree. When this landed on the summit of Colhuacan, they reproduced themselves. But these children were all born dumb. A dove imparted tongues to their children, thus enabling them to speak languages (Toltec, Aztec, and Acolhuas). But these languages were so different that they could not understand one another.
Variation. The men who survived the deluge were transformed into apes, but recovered speech and reason by degrees.
Nahui-Atl. The people perished in the flood or were turned into fish and in a single day everything perished. However, a man named Nata and his wife Nena had been warned, and advised to build a ship from a cypress tree. Titlacahuan closed the door behind them and so they were saved. They prepared a fire inside and grilled fish. Citlallinicué and Citlallatonac were surprised to see this fire and it angered Titlacahuan Tezcatlipoca.
Cora Indians. The survivors of the flood escaped in a canoe. When the waters abated, God sent the vulture out of the canoe to see whether the earth was dry enough. But the vulture did not return, because he devoured the corpses of the drowned. God then turned the vulture black instead of white. Then the ring dove was commanded to go out and the earth was dry. The beasts drank the rivers dry.
Hopi Indians. On the bottom of the seas lie all the proud cities, the flying patuwvotas [shields] and the worldly treasures corrupted with evil. To escape the disaster, some people hid inside the earth while others escaped by crossing the ocean on reed rafts, by going from island to island.
Toltec Indians. In this legend the first world lasted 1,716 years and was destroyed by a great flood that covered the highest mountains. A few men escaped the destruction in a "toptlipetlocali," (a closed chest). After the great flood, they began to multiply and built a very high "zacuali," or great tower, to provide a safe place if the world were destroyed again. However, the languages became confused, so different language groups wandered to other parts of the world. The Toltecs claim they started as a family of seven friends and their wives who spoke the same language. 520 years after the great flood they crossed great waters, lived in caves, and wandered 104 years till they came to Hue Hue Tlapalan (southern Mexico).
Mesopotamian. The Epic of Gilgamesh. Once upon a time, the gods destroyed the ancient city of Shuruppah in a great flood. But Utnapishtim, forewarned by Ea that Enlil was sending a flood, managed to survive by building a great ship. It was a cube that was 120 cubits on each side. It had six decks, so that there were seven compartments. Each floor was divided into nine sections. He caulked it with tar and asphalt. The frame was built on the fifth day and the ship was finished in seven days. On the ship he was told to take the seed of every living thing. He filled it with the best animals, gold, silver, his family and the craftsmen. Then the rain lasted for seven days and rested on Mount Nisir. He waited seven days and sent a dove, then a swallow and a raven which did not return. Then everyone exited and he made a sacrifice. His immortality was a gift given by the repentant god Enlil.
Comparison Of The Flood Stories By Region
All the flood stories have two or more of the following elements in common in this order of appearance.
||The Dispersion of the People and Animals of Pangea After the Flood|
The land was not divided before the flood. This division was probably tribal and geographical so that at the time the land was breaking up, the nations were being separated by language. It took that long for the deep layers to dry and begin to crack. It began to break apart into our current continents after the flood. Pangea is the scientists name for the unified land before the continents broke apart and floated on the tectonic plates. It had mountain ranges in the north and south. The description is remarkably like the New Jerusalem. This is the new earth that is supposed to be a recreation of the perfect old earth. So we used the model of Pangea to theorize about the dispersion which occurred 100 years after the flood. All migration must start at the region of Mount Ararat and there must be a route for land and marine animals. All these routes followed water so marine animals could swim and people could use canoes.
» America. Land animals traveled west across North Africa. Marine animals, like the penguin, swam through the Mediterranean and down the Atlantic river. Small canoes could even be used by people as the separation between the continents increased.
|One Group, One Land||Pangaea Separates||Abraham|
|Ararat||100 Years (Animals Migrate)||Babel||400 Years (Humans Migrate)||Covenant|
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake of magnitude 7.9 was centered 25 miles (40 km) below the surface and 150 miles (240) out in the ocean. In one minute it moved the soft earth 21 feet (640 cm) and broke apart for three hundred miles (500 km)! This is a speed of 21 feet (640 cm) per minute or 210 to 420 times faster than our requirements of a minimum of 0.05 to a maximum of 0.1 feet per minute. It is possible.
The Marianas and Puerto Rico Trenches.
It would take a great rupture in the ocean to cause the continents to have the freedom to move.
The deepest point in the Pacific is the Marianas Trench at 35827 feet (6.79 miles or 10.9 km).
The deepest point in the Atlantic is the Puerto Rico Trench at 30246 feet (5.73 miles or 9.2 km).
Could the earth be ruptured to this depth? The radius of the earth is 6370 km. Most earthquakes occur at a depth of 20-25 km, but 30% of earthquakes occur at depths below 70 km with some as far as 700 km. Since earthquakes can occur far below this point, it should be possible that an earthquake in very soft mud would rip the earth open like butter and the soft earth would crumble and slide in the sea.
The Pillars of the Earth.
There is seismic evidence that the continent is as deep as 400-650 km not 200 km as originally proposed. This means that they extend all the way to the lower mantle. These are probably the pillars described by the Bible.
Active Faults and Tectonic Plates.
A visual examination of our map explains the reasons why certain areas are more active.
The Dispersion Of Animals.
|A 47.24 inch (120 cm) human femur was found in the Euphrates valley in Turkey. This belongs to a human 14-16 feet tall with 20-22 inch long feet.|
|100 Years (Possible Sloth Migration Routes)||Destination|
|Ararat ||Time||10 Years||20 Years||50 Years||75 Years||100 Years||Babel|
|Distance||500 miles |
|1000 miles |
|2500 miles |
|3750 miles |
|4200 miles |
The Dispersion Of People.
Communication problems began 100 years after the flood. God scrambled their language after they built the tower of Babel. This led to the dispersion. It is possible to walk 2,000 miles (3200 km) over very steep and rugged terrain in six months. This is an average of 11 miles or 18 km each day. The distance from the Middle East to America across northern Africa is 5100 km (3200 miles). This can be reached by walking in ten months. This is the first year of the separation, so they could still reach America. They would have been walking by a supply of water, so this is a logical route. Or, they could have traveled in boats on a route along the area of the current Mediterranean and down to Central America. That could have been fresh water, until the American continent split and allowed the salty Tethys sea to flood the area.
In 2008 a young man rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic by himself in seven weeks, travelling about 50 miles per day.
|Middle Brown |
|One set of brown parents can produce all colors|
|Skin||Black - White||Smooth - |
|Hair||Black - Blonde||Curly - |
|Short - |
|Eyes||Brown - Blue||Clear - |
|Round - |
|Lips||Brown - Pink||Smooth - |
|Full - |
|Table of Nations|
|Japheth||Indo-European||West Asia||Africa, East Asia, America and Oceania|
|Sons||Gomer, Magog, Madai, Tubal, Meshech, Tiras, Javan||Sons of Ham||Cush, Mizraim, Put, Canaan|
|South West |
|Shem||Elam, Asshur, Lud, Arpachshad, Aram||Middle East||Ham||Negro and Mongoloid|
The Dispersion Of The Language.
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. It came about as they journeyed east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
... Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they do not understand one another's speech. (Genesis 11: 1-2, 7)
Before the flood the people spoke one language. By the time of the dispersion 100 years after the flood, the three sons of Noah had become seventy nations. We do not know how many languages were created then. But there could have been from three to seventy languages. But now there are about 6,912 living languages that are the branches of over 100 language families.
|Descendants of Noah||Language Tree|
|Shem||Arphaxad, Elam, Aram||Afro-Asiatic||Semitic||Arabic, Hebrew, Maltese, Aramaic, Amharic, Tigrinya, Tigre, Gurage, Harari, Geez. Syriac, Akkadian, Phonoecian, Punic, Ugaritic, Nabatean|
|Phut||Berber||Shluh, Tamazight, Riffian, Kabyle, Shawia, Tuareg, Guanch|
|Cush||Cushitic||Somali, Galla, Sidamo, Beja, Afar, Saho|
|Nilo-Saharan||Ethiopia||Nubian, Dinka, Masai, Songhai|
|Niger-Congo||West African Languages|
|Kwa||Yoruba, Ibo, Ewe, Twi, Fanti, Ga, Adangme, Fon, Edo, Urhobo, Idoma, Nupe, Agni, Baule, Kru, Grebo, Bassa|
|Mande||Mende, Malinke, Bambara, Dyula, Soninke, Susu, Kpelle, Vai, Loma|
|West Atlantic||Fulani, Wolof, Serer, Dyola, Temne, Kissi, Gola, Balante|
|Voltaic||Mossi, Gurma, Dagomba, Kabre, Senufo, Bariba|
|Eastern||Zande, Sango, Gbaya, Banda)|
|Other||Ijo (Ijo). Adamawan (Mbum). Efik (Efik, Ibibio, Tiv)|
|East and South African Languages|
|Bantu||Swahili, Luba, Kongo, Lingala, Mongo, Ruanda, Rundi, Kikuyu, Kamba, Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Hehe, Chagga, Makonde, Yao, Ganda, Nkole, Chiga, Gisu, Toro, Nyoro, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Lwena, Lunda, Shona, Fang, Bulu, Yaundé, Duala, Bubi, Mbundu, Chokwe, Ambo, Herero, Makua, Thonga, Sotho, Tswana, Pedi, Swazi, Zulu, Matebele, Xhosa, Venda|
|Khoisan||South Africa||Hottentot, Bushmen|
|Malayo-Polynesian Austronesian||Polynesian||Maori, Uvea, Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Rarotongan, Tahitian, Tuamotu, Marquesan, Hawaiian, Rapa, Nui|
|Western||Indonesian, Tagalog, Malay, Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Visayan, Malagasy, Achinese, Batak, Buginese, Balinese, Ilocano, Bikol, Igorot, Maranao, Pampangan, Pangasinan, Jarai, Rhade, Cham|
|Canaan||Austro-Asiatic||Mon-Khmer||Khmer, Mon, Palaung, Wa, Bahnar, Sedang, Khasi, Nicobarese, So, Nancowry, Sengoi, Temiar|
|Algonquian||-||Ojibwa, Cree, Blackfoot, Micmac, Cheyenne, and Delaware|
|Uto-Aztecan||-||Hopi, Comanche, Tamahumara, Nahuatl, Kwakiutl|
|Oto-Manguean||Mexico||Otomi, Mixtec, Zapotec, Chiquihuitlan Mazatec|
|Sinite, Heth||Sino-Tibetan||Southern||Miao, Yao, She|
|Tibeto-Burman||Burmese, Tibetan, Yi, Lisu, Moso, Lahu, Karen, Kachin, Chin, Bodo, Garo, Meithei, Lushei, Newari, Murmi, Jonkha, Lepcha, Mizo, Manipuri|
|Tai||Thai, Lao, Chuang, Puyi, Tung, Nung, Shan, Kam-Sui, Zhuang, Li, Be|
|Sinitic||Mandarin, Wu, Gan, Min, Hakka, Xiang, Cantonese, Yue|
|Mongolian||Mongolian, Buryat, Kalmyk|
|Tungusic||Evenki, Lamut, Manchu, Nanai, Sibo|
|Turkic||Turkish, Azeri, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Uigur, Chuvash, Balkar, Nogai, Salar|
|Dravidian||Southern||Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tulu|
|Central||Brahui, Gondhi, Kurukh, Kui. Elamite|
|Indo-European||Indic||Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Konkani, Nepali, Assamese, Oriya, kashmiri, Sindhi, Gujerati, Sinhalese, Maldavian, Romany|
|Iranian||Farsi, Kurdish, Pashto, Baluchi, Ossetian, Tadzhik, Persian, Avestan, Scythian|
|Javan||Latin||Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, Moldavian. Latin|
|Hellenic||Greek. Koine, Byzantine, Mycenaean, (Attic, Doric, Aeolic, Ionic)|
|Gomer, Tiras||Celtic||Gaelic, Irish, British, Breton, Welsh. Manx, Cornish, Gaulish, Cumbrian|
|Germanic||German, English, Dutch, Frisian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faerose. Visigoth, Vandal, Lombardo, Gothic, Frankish|
|Magog, Tubal, Meshech||Slavic||Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech/Slovak, Slovene, Serbo-Croat, Kashubian, Macedonian, Romany|
|Baltic||Latvian, Lithuanian. Prussian|
|Uralic||Finnic||Finnish, Estonian, Mordvin, Udmurt, Mari, Votyak, Komi, Sami|
|Ugric||Hungarian, Ostyak, Vogul|
|Caucasian||Kartvelian||Georgian, Laz, Svan, Chan, Mingrelian|
|Daghestanian||Tsez, Hunzib, Beshta, Avar, Andi, Chamali, Lak, Dargwa, Lezgian, Tabasaran, Tsakhur|
|Old Low German|| Low German (Old Saxon) |
(Old, Middle, New)
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|Frankish||Low Franconian||Middle Dutch|| Afrikaans, |
| Anglo-saxon|| English (Old, Middle, New)|
| Frisian (Old, Middle, New)|| West, East, North, Saterfriesisch|
|High German|| High German (Old, Middle, New)|| Alemannic, Franconian, Swabian, Yiddish|
|East||Old Norse|| Danish (Old, New), Swedish (Old, New), Gutnish|
|West|| Faroese, Icelandic, Jamtska, Norn||
| Norwegian|| Nynorsk, Bukmal|
Bastarnae, Herulian, Rugian, Scirian
|Gothic|| Gepid, West, East|
Destruction Of The World
Our destruction is scheduled. Or there is a limit to the reign of evil that God will allow.
The ancients thought that time was cyclic and advanced through four or five stages. As history unfolded the world progressively became worse until it was destroyed in the last cycle and then reborn.
God used this concept of time in Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a metal image (Daniel 2). But God corrected this view of time by showing him that time is linear. The world would not experience endless cycles of decay, destruction and rebirth. At the end of the decay, God shatters the cyclic kingdom and establishes a linear, golden kingdom that would last forever.
|The Ages of the World and the Cycles of Time|
|Curses||Two Visions||The Metal Image||Ages (Yugas)||Metals||Four Ages||Seven Ages||Hesoid||Ovid||The Five Suns|
|3||Wild Beast||Brass||Steel||Brass or Bronze||Dvapara yuga||Copper||Steel||Brass||Bronze||Bronze||Rain of fire|
|4||War, disease||Copper||Mixed Iron||Iron||Kali yuga||Dark or Iron Age||Mixed Iron||Copper||Heroes||Iron||Water|
|Tin||Mixed Iron and clay||Destruction||Tin||Iron||Earthquake|
Time is linear in the Bible. However, I found evidence of one possible source of the notion of cyclic time in the covenant made with the Hebrews. God promised that He would give them five series of warnings for their disobedience. On the fifth time, He would cause their sanctuary to be destroyed and their population to be exiled. (Leviticus 26). Then He would rescue them.
This covenant also existed with Adam and Eve and must have been known by our common ancestors after the flood.
So, the Bible supports the concept of cyclic punishments and renewal but not unending cyclic time. This concept of the blessings and curses fits the beliefs of the ancients that as evil got worse God would punish until He destroyed at the end. So God did teach cyclic punishment which occurred in the context of linear time. But he did not teach cyclic time with the reincarnation and a new creation of biological life and the new creation of God.
At the end of His last punishment, He will resurrect life and we would have perfection forever. The bible hints that this process will last 7,000 years.
|6000 Years||1000 Years||Forever|
Judaism: Six Thousand Years. In the tractate Avodah Zarah, page 9A and the Tanna Debey Eliyahu, the Talmud teaches that the world will last six thousand years. It is divided into three ages that last about two thousand years. It will end with the Day of the Lord.
In Christianity, this Day of the Lord lasts one thousand years. So the world lasts for one great week which is 3.5 "ages". In which, the Messiah did come at the beginning of the last two thousand years but He is not recognized by the Jews.
2000 Years 2000 Years 2000 Years 1000 Years Eternity Void (No Instruction) Period of the Torah Messianic Age Day of the Lord Paradise
Buddism: 4500 Years. The days of Dharma (Buddhist law) are divided into three periods in which the law is progressively weakened. In the last phase, when Buddhism fades, Buddha will reappear to turn the wheel of the law. Maitreya Bodhisattva is the buddha who saves the world of the future and saves all beings who have lost their way. At that time, the Dragon Blossom flower will bloom, and Maitreya Bodhisattva will convene a gathering three times to preach the teachings and save the world.
This is referred to as the Three Gatherings of the Dragon Blossom. Some sources list 5,670,000,000 years instead of 4,500 years. The difference may be human years versus long ages as seen in Hinduism.
500 Years 1000 Years 3000 Years End of Time Turn of the Wheel of the Law Law Deteriorates Lawlessness Buddha (Maitreya Bodhisattva) reappears
Zoroastrian: Twelve Thousand Years. This is time with the progressive degeneration described as a series of metals.
1 2 3 4 Abyss Ahuramazda Aharman Battle for Mastery 0-3000 3001-6000 6001-9000 9001-10000 10001-11000 11001-12000 3630-2631 2630BC-1629 1630-629BC 630BC-370AD 371-1370 1371-2370 Nothing Celestial Light Darkness Gold Silver Brass Copper Tin Steel Iron
» The Four Divisions of Time. Time lasts for 12,000 years before the endless perfection of eternity. But it was divided into four sets of three thousand years which were characterized by the domination of one force. In the first three thousand years there was nothing. Then the kingdom of light ruled and after that the kingdom of darkness. In the fourth division, the years 9000-12000, when the battle of mastery of good and evil is waged between Ahuramazda and Ahirman, the time was divided into ages of a succession of metals. It started with the golden empire and ended with iron.
The Messiah Critics claim that Judaism and Christianity stole the idea of the Messiah from Zoroaster. In this article we conclusively prove that this was not the case.
» Two Visions. Zoroaster actually had two visions about the final period that began in his time in 630 B.C. In the first vision he saw a great tree with four branches which symbolized the four ages of his millennium. They were gold, silver, iron and mixed iron. In the second vision he saw a tree with seven branches, signifying "the seven periods which will come". They are gold, silver, brass, copper, tin, steel and iron. The golden age occurred in his time in the year 9001, at the end of the Ahriman period when darkness left.
» Three Saviors. Three saviors, who were direct descendants of Zoroaster, would be born of a virgin in the world at the beginning of each of the last three millennium using a body created for him by the archangels in the year 3000. They would lead the people back to the true religion. They are Hushedar in 371 A.D. Aushedar-Mah in 1371. Soshans (Saoshyant) in 2310. So far, the first two have failed to appear. The Bahais believe that the last savior is Baha'u'llah who returned in 1844 because of this prophecy of Zoroaster.When a thousand two hundred and some years have passed from the inception of the religion of the Arabian and the overthrow of the kingdom of Iran and the degradation of the followers of My religion, a descendant of the Iranian kings will be raised up as a Prophet.The sign of the end of the tenth millennium was the coming of "myriads of demons with disheveled hair, the race of wrath". These were identified as the Christians.
Roman: Four Ages. The Golden Age is the time of bliss and total happiness when Innocence, virtue, and truth prevailed. There was no need for labour, for the earth brought forth spontaneously all that was necessary for man's subsistence. The Golden Age was followed by another, not quite so prosperous, called the Silver Age. It probably started after Pandora opened the box. It was the time when the year was first divided into seasons, and men were obliged to toil for their daily bread. Yet, in spite of these few hardships, the people were happy, far happier than their descendants during the Age of Brass, which speedily followed, when strife became customary, and differences were settled by blows. But by far the worst of all was the Iron Age, when men's passions knew no bounds, and they even dared refuse all homage to the immortal gods. War was waged incessantly. The earth was saturated with blood. The rights of hospitality were openly violated and murder, rape, and theft were committed on all sides.
|Silver||New Creation||...||Silver||New Creation||...|
|Gold||Cyclic Time||Bronze||Gold||Cyclic Time||Bronze|
Hindu: 8,640,000,000 Years. This is the best example of both cyclic time and the disintegration through the ages. This process is repeated one thousand times every four million years. The universe exists for one day and night in god's time, or over eight billion years of normal time. Then this cycle is also repeated.
Some scientists accept this aspect of Hindu belief not because they believe in the gods or the cosmogony, but the Hindu cycle of time agrees with the billions of years needed for evolution.
One Brahma Day
One Brahma Night Cycle
1000 Maha Yugas
|Brahma||Sristi, the emergence from Brahma begins||He breaks open the egg and creates time, heavens, earth, underworld, gods, demons, plants, animals and man|
One Maha Yuga Cycle
|Satya Yuga (Gold Age)||1,728,000 years of perfection|
|Vishnu||Treta Yuga (Silver Age)||1,296,000 years of lying and violence come into the world|
|Dvapara Yuga (Copper)||864,000 years of wars, disease, passion and hatred|
|Kali Yuga (Iron Age)||432,000 years. Lazy, quarrelsome, deceitful and greedy|
|Kalki destroys the unrighteous and restarts the golden Age 1000 times|
1000 Maha Yugas
|Shiva||100 Years of Fire and heat destroy the heaven, earth and underworld||Shiva causes the sun to burn hotter. Fire and heat dries the earth and kills all life. The heavens, earth and underworld burn up.|
|100 Years of Flood cover the universe and creates the dark abyss of water||Shiva exhales storm clouds. The storm hides the sun and the world is darkened. It rains for 100 years and everything is buried in a flood. Only Vishnu and the sea exists. All gods are dead. All three worlds are covered.|
|Vishnu||The seeds of life are preserved||A large gold egg appears and floats on the sea|
|100 Years of Wind stops the rain clouds||Vishnu exhales a drying wind to drive away the storm clouds. Then he sleeps.|
|4,319,999,700 Years of rest||Vishnu sleeps while the egg floats on the sea.|
|Brahma||Pralaya, the reabsorbtion into Brahma is complete.||A lotus flower emerges from Vishnu's navel in the form of Brahma. The Lotus is the foundation of the three worlds.|
|In a third cycle, Brahma lives for 36,000 Brahma days. Then all worlds dissolve for another 36,000 days before life starts again|
If you ignore the long periods of time you see the same elements of the story of the people before the flood. Creation, sin and gradual disintegration into lawlessness. Then there is a flood caused by an asteroid (fire and heat), wind to dry the earth and a new beginning. The egg is the ark full of life that was floating on the sea.
The End Of The World
The end of the world comes when the pillar of the cosmogony changes. The tree dies, the egg shatters, the pillars that hold the world collapse, the strings that suspend the earth break, god wakes up from his sleep and stops dreaming about us, or god goes to sleep and stops thinking about us.
Yoruba. The rainbow serpent Danh lives in the sky and the serpent Aido Hwedo lives in the sea. It supports the weight of the earth by supporting the egg. Red monkeys bring iron for Aido Hwedo to eat. When the iron runs out Aido Hwedo will begin to eat his own tail and the world will collapse.
»The End. At the end of 1,000 Maha Yugas (one day of the life of the world), the great god Vishnu will adopt the form of Shiva-Rudra and will destroy all life on earth. He will then usher in one night in the life of the world, a period lasting another 1,000 Maha yugas.
» The Destruction. First Shiva-Rudra will enter the sun's rays and intensify them for 100 years. This will generate great heat which will evaporate all water on the face of the earth. All three worlds will be affected, heaven, earth, and the Underworld. The great drought and scorching fire will create a wasteland. Famine will stalk the universe. By the time the 100 year period ends, no living creature will remain in the three worlds and they will burn up.
» The Waters of the Abyss are Created. When the fires have consumed all life on the three worlds, Shiva-Rudra will exhale dreadful storm clouds. This will be accompanied by terrifying thunder and lightning. These clouds will move across the face of the earth, obscuring the sun and cloaking the world in darkness. Day and night, for 100 years, a deluge of rain will pour forth until everything in the world has been buried beneath the deep waters of a devastating flood. Besides the desolate sea, only Vishnu will continue to exist, for the fire and flood will have destroyed all of the other gods along with the rest of all life.
»Vishnu Preserves Life.
»The Golden Egg. Just as the great flood begins to bury all life, a large golden egg will appear. This egg will contain the seeds of all forms of life that existed in the world before the flood. As the world drowns, the egg will float safety upon the waters of the boundless ocean.
»The Sleep. When the ocean completely covers all three worlds, Vishnu will exhale a drying wind. For 100 years this wind will blow across the world, dispersing the storm clouds. For the remainder of the night of 1,000 Maha Yugas, Vishnu and the world will sleep.
»The Lotus (God Emerges). At the end of the long night of 1,000 Maha Yugas, Vishnu will awaken. A marvelous lotus flower will emerge from his navel, and Vishnu will emerge from the lotus flower in his creative form of Brahma, creator of life on earth. The lotus will become the foundation of the three worlds.
The Egg, Lotus and Mind
» The Creation of the World. Once he has emerged from the blossom, Brahma will rest upon it. Brahma will break open the egg to initiate the process of rebirth. This will usher in the next day in the life of the world, a new period of 1,000 Maha Yugas. Hindus believe that the image of all three worlds, complete with gods, demons, and human beings, exists within Brahma.
First Brahma, the creator, will bring forth water, fire, air, wind, sky, and earth, with mountains and trees upon the earth. Then he will create the forms of time, as a way of organizing the universe. Then, Brahma will concentrate upon creating gods, demons, and human beings. First he will bring the demons from his buttocks. He will then cast off his body, creating the darkness we call night which belongs to the demons.
Taking a second body, Brahma will bring forth the gods from his face. He will cast off this body as well, creating the lightness we call day, which belongs to the gods. From successive bodies, Brahma's powers of concentration will bring forth human beings and Rakshasas (demon and man eating ogre), snakes and birds. Then Brahma will bring forth goats from his mouth, sheep from his chest, cows from his stomach, antelope, buffalo, camels, donkeys, elephants, and other animals from his arms and legs, horses from his feet, and plant life from the hair on his body.
So Vishnu exists eternally in his three forms. First he is Brahma, the grandfather and creator of the world. Then he is Vishnu, the preserver of life on earth. Finally he is Shiva-Rudra, the destroyer of life on earth.
The Final Battle
But before the final destruction and new creation, many religions include a final battle between the forces of good and evil.
Megiddo: The Final Battle Of Jewish Eschatology.
Our understanding of the final battle between good and evil comes from two sources, the bible and the war scrolls found among the Dead Sea scrolls.
Battle Of The Kittim.
There is a war between the sons of light (members of the Yahad) and the sons of darkness (the Kittim) that lasts about forty years. This time includes the Sabbath years when they should rest from war. The sons of light are Levi, Judah, Benjamin and those exiled in the wilderness. The forces of darkness are the army of Belial who are led by the Kittim. The war eliminates all people who are not the legitimate sons of Israel and those who are violators of the covenant. There are three stages of the war.
|Sons of Shem||Sons of |
|Sons of |
|Mesopotamia||Lud||Sons of Aram||Arpachshad||Assyria, Persia||Elam||Ishmael, Keturah|
|Year 1||2||3||Year 4-5||Year 6-7||8||9||10-19||20-29|
|Babylon and Assyria||Assyria and Persia||Arabia||Egypt||Europe|
There were seven engagements in the final battle. The forces of good won three and the forces of evil won three. But good won the final battle and annihilated evil forever.
Battle Of Hamon-Gog.
Ezekiel records a battle between the forces of evil led by Gog, the king of the north, from the land of Magog. They surround Jerusalem and are annhilated by God. He may have been describing the last stage of the same war written in the Dead Sea scrolls. Revelation uses Ezekiel's version to describe the final phase of the battle after the millennium.
Armageddon: The Final Battle Of Christianity.
The Bible actually teaches that there is a cosmic war that started before the creation of the earth. Satan and a group of angels lost and then they tempted Adam and Eve to sin. They were confined to the earth with the human race.
The battle continues as Satan tries to tempt people to sin and abandon God. Ultimately, he will be killed in the final battle of Armageddon described in Revelation 20-22. Then he, his evil angels and all the resurrected wicked will surround the New Jerusalem and try to take the city of God by force. God wins easily when He destroys all the wicked people and wicked angels with hell fire, and recreates the heavens and the earth. A more detailed description of this version is given in our lessons, since this is the version we support.
Gog and Magog
|Preparation||Rapture||Satan is Incarcerated on the earth||Guilty||Final War|
The wicked prepare for Armageddon when they try to kill the righteous during the incredible chaos at the end of time. Christ stops the war in its planning stages at the Second Coming and kills all the wicked. After the millennium, Christ returns to earth and the wicked are resurrected to defend themselves in the final judgment. Together with Satan, they get to execute the battle of Armageddon, but God kills them with hell fire. Then the new earth is created.
Armageddon: Evangelical Version.
(World War III)
|1000 Years of Peace||Resurrection||Judgment||New
|Time of Trouble (Seven Years)||Guilty||Hell|
|Structure of Earth and Hell|
|3||Heaven||House of God|
|1||The sky above|
|2||Sheol (the grave)|
|Read the correct view about hell.|
Armageddon: Catholic Version.
|Signs||The Great Warning||The Great |
|Rapture||The Great Chastisement||Second
|1000 Years |
|3 Days of |
|Comet Wormwood||Famine, Plague|| Armageddon
(World War III)
|3 Days of Darkness||Ball of Redemption||500 Years||Hell|
|Mary Comes||Time of Trouble||Christ Comes|
The Antichrist Pope. My child, they converse of the secret that I gave at Fatima. It is a simple explanation. It could not be fully revealed because of the drastic nature of My message. How I warned and warned that Satan would enter into the highest realms of the Hierarchy in Rome. The Third Secret, My child, is that Satan would enter into My Son's Church.
Veronica Leuken. May 13, 1978
"Man has only one means now to avert the planned Chastisement and Warning. The Warning and the Chastisement will follow soon upon each other if man continues on his present course. He must now humble himself before the world. He must do much penance, sacrifices, and make atonement for the many offenses against his God. Only in this manner will I, as a Mediatrix between man and God, be able to hold back the destruction which is fast heading towards earth."
September 28, 1973. Veronica Lueken
Ragnarok: The Final Battle Of Norse Mythology.
Just like the legend of Yggdrasil, the battle of Ragnarok is a very well developed legend. With one exception, it is also very similar to the Christian understanding of the end. As with all distortions, Satan gives himself an equal status with God. And in this legend, the evil army defeats the good. But in a strange twist, the good prevails in the new creation.
|Abyss||6000 Years||Signs||Second Coming||Trumpet||Millennium||Resurrection||Armageddon||Hell Fire||New
|Earth||Signs||Giants come||Cock Crow calls the dead, gods, giants||Ragnarok||Surt's Fire|
|Niflheim||Helheim||Muspelheim (Flame Land)||Asgard|
Norse. Ragnarok (Gotterdammerung). Ragnarok, or the destruction of the powers, is the cataclysmic end of the cosmos.
Signs Sun becomes black, moon as blood and the stars fall.
» Signs of the End. Ragnarok will be preceded by Fimbulvetr, the winter of winters. Three such winters will follow each other with no summers in between. Conflicts and feuds will break out, even between families, and all morality will disappear. This is the beginning of the end. The wolf, Skoll, will finally devour the sun, and his brother, Hati, will eat the moon, plunging the earth in darkness. The stars will vanish from the sky.
Resurrection The trumpet of the archangel wakes the righteous dead. The wicked are raised after 1000 years.
» The Trumpet wakes the Dead. The cock Fjalar will crow to the giants and the golden cock Gullinkambi will crow to the gods. A third cock will raise the dead. Earthquakes will shudder the earth, and every bond and fetter will burst, freeing the terrible wolf Fenrir. The sea will rear up because Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent, is twisting and writhing in fury, making his way toward the land. With every breath, Jormungand will stain the soil and the sky with his poison. The waves caused by the serpent's emerging will set free the ship Naglfar, and with the giant Hymir as their commander, the giants will sail towards the battlefield.
» Second Resurrection. From the realm of the dead a second ship will set sail, and this ship carries the inhabitants of the hell, with Loki as their helmsman. The fire giants, led by the giant Surt, will leave Muspelheim in the south to join against the gods.
The Siege The wicked gather on the plain around the city. They surround the city in preparation for war.
» Gather for War. Surt, carrying a sword that blazes like the sun itself, will scorch the earth. Meanwhile, Heimdall will sound his horn, calling Odin's sons and heroes to the battlefield. From all the corners of the world, gods, giants, dwarves, demons and elves will ride towards the huge plain of Vigrid ("battle shaker"), were the last battle will be fought.
» The Battle. Odin will head straight for Fenrir, and Thor will attack Jormungand. Thor will be victorious, but shortly after he dies from the serpent's poison. Surt will seek out Freyr, who will succumb to the giant. The one-handed Tyr will fight the monstrous hound Garm and they will kill each other. Loki and Heimdall, age-old enemies, will meet for a final time, and neither will survive their encounter. The fight between Odin and Fenrir will rage for a long time, but finally Fenrir will seize Odin, and swallow him. Vidar will at once leap towards the wolf, and kill him with his bare hands.
Fire Fire from God destroys the wicked and the earth. A new heaven and earth are created. Christ, the dying God, will rule.
» The Destruction. Then Surt will fling fire in every direction. The nine worlds will burn, and friends and foes alike will perish. The earth will sink into the sea.
» The New Creation. After the destruction, a new idyllic world will arise from the sea and this new earth is filled with abundant supplies. Some of the gods will survive, others will be reborn. Wickedness and misery will no longer exist and gods and men will live happily together. The descendants of Lif and Liftrasir will inhabit this earth. Balder, the dying god will rule.
The Attack Of Shambhala.
Buddhist (Shambhala). The prophecy of ShambPutucusiala states that each of its kings will rule for 100 years. There will be 32 in all, and as their reigns pass, conditions in the outside world will deteriorate. Men will become more warlike and pursue power for its own sake, and an ideology of materialism will spread over the Earth.
The New Jerusalem At the second resurrection the holy city of God will descend to the earth. The wicked will try to seize it after they have been condemned in the judgment.
» The City Revealed. When the Barbarians who follow this ideology are united under an evil king and think there is nothing left to conquer, the mists will lift to reveal the icy mountains of Shambhala.
» The Final War. The Barbarians will attack Shambhala with a huge army equipped with terrible weapons.
» The Final Destruction. Then the last king of Shambhala, Rudra Cakrin, will lead a mighty host against the invaders. In a last great battle, the evil king and his followers will be destroyed.
The Greek legend is about a war that has already happened. The Olympian gods fought the Titans for rulership of the earth. The Bible also teaches that there was a great war in heaven in which Satan was exiled to the earth. Armageddon is simply the final, decisive battle in this great war.
Greek. Legends told of a great and powerful dragon named Typhon. The last of the Titans, Typhon was the son of the earth and the underworld. Typhon's hundred, horrible heads touched the stars, venom dripped from his evil eyes, and lava poured from his gaping mouths. He was a vicious and implacable foe of the Olympian gods who came out of Asia Minor on a blood lust rampage. Hissing like a hundred snakes and roaring like a hundred lions, he tore up whole mountains and threw them at the gods. Along this path, he took storm and destruction with him, wading through the sea as if it were a shallow creek and destroying entire civilizations as he went. It was at the base of Mount Olympus that the battle between Typhon and Zeus began. Evidence of this battle can be seen today, the scarred battle grounds forming the river beds now in Syria. It was in the shallows off the Italian coast that the great Typhon was defeated. As Typhon tore up huge Mount Aetna to hurl at the gods, Zeus struck it with a hundred well-aimed thunderbolts and the mountain fell back, pinning Typhon underneath. There the monster lies to this very day, belching fire, lava and smoke through the top of the mountain.
Ancient Persian: The Final Battle Of Zoroastrianism.
This religion emerged in Persia and its prophecies may still be familiar to the Islamic nations because they are most similar to the Muslim prophecies. As you read this prophecy and the Islamic version, consider what the average religious Iranian, Iraqi and Muslim must be thinking as America makes war in the Middle East and threatens the nations mentioned in their prophecies. In these cultures, belief in religion is the norm, and America is identified as the "Great Satan". Who is the "moderate voice" to whom America thinks that it can appeal? What are the odds that any secular person in this regions is not contemplating their prophecies?
In the final days there would be a battle between good and evil in Iran. Evil would be vanquished and the world would be purified by a bath of molten metal. AhuraMazda (God) would then judge the world, resurrecting the dead and His Kingdom would be established on earth.
» Signs. The last days is an era of scientific progress, persecution, disease and death will disappear. But there will be universal immorality and apostasy. People will treat god with contempt. All men will become deceivers and greedy. Affection will depart from the world and families will be against each other. Nature will show terrible signs. The sun and the moon will show signs. There will be frightful storms and earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars which kills many soldiers.
Signs Knowledge increases. Immorality. Sun and moon darkened. Stars fall.
But Mitro will be victorious and will at last destroy the idol temples and restore the good religion of Ahuramazda. And then Hushedar (Messiah) will come and many will convert to the religion.
Armageddon Phase 1 Forces gather in the Middle East near the Euphrates.
» War in Iran. But, Aharman (Satan) will be able to mobilize a vast army which will march upon Iran, the holy nation, where the great and final Armageddon will be fought. The slaughter is to be so great that the rivers of blood will reach the girths of the horses. Soshans (Messiah) smites the hordes of unbelievers and demons, and ushers in the kingdom of righteousness. The great fiend AziDahak is released and rules for a year and a half with fearful devastation. He slays one third of mankind, and destroys one third of all cattle, sheep, and other creatures. He smites the water, fire, and vegetation.
First Resurrection Only the righteous are resurrected and given immortality. All the wicked are dead they are with Satan on the desolate earth. 1000 years elapses.
» Resurrection and Judgment. After this, comes the resurrection, the final judgment, and the renovation of the world, in which complete triumph is to be achieved by Soshans and Ahuramazda for the benefit of the faithful.
During the fifty-seven years of the Soshans, all the dead are to be resurrected, righteous and wicked alike; each is roused on the spot where he died; earth and sea surrender their dead, who assume their former bodies. All are gathered before the great judgment seat of the Soshans in the assembly known as Sadvastaran. The wicked are separated from the righteous, and cast into the depths of hell, where they are punished.
» The Cleansing Fire. Then comes the great fire in which the world burns in a fantastic holocaust. The earth becomes a river of molten metal and all men, righteous or wicked, must walk through this liquid fire. To the righteous it will be like a pleasant bath of warm milk, but to the wicked it will be indescribable torture.
But this purifies them and they become saintly. So, in the end all men are redeemed.
Armageddon Phase 2 Satan and the wicked surround the Holy City and are destroyed in a fire that destroys the earth.
» Immortality. The Soshans will prepare a meal which will make men immortal. Each adult will get a body of forty years, and all children one of fifteen. Each man will receive his own wife and children, but there will be no more births in the heavenly kingdom.
» The Final Destruction. But Aharman and his first lieutenant, Azi-Dahak, though defeated, are still present in the world. Auharmazda and Saoshyant now attack them, and the seven archangels assail the seven archfiends and all these creatures of darkness take refuge in the pit of hell where they and Aharman, the great serpent, are burned "in the melted metal, and the stench and pollution which were in hell are burned and hell becomes quite pure." Aharman and all his minions are annihilated at last and those like them can never exist again.
The New Earth God creates the new earth and we live there forever
» The New World. Auharmazda now "brings the land of hell back for the enlargement of the world; the renovation of the universe arises at his will, and the world is immortal for ever and everlasting". The earth at last becomes an iceless, slopeless plain; even the mountain whose summit is the support of the Kinvad Bridge, "they keep down, and it will not exist". Out of the final holocaust, arises a new earth, a renovated universe; in this, all evil is at last destroyed, and all men become blessed saints.
Al-Malhamah Al-Kubrah. The Battle Of Qa'im (Qaim): The Final Battle Of Islam.
The word "al-Qaim" means "firm" or "steadfast." Al Qa'im is a town in the Anbar province a mile from the Syrian border along the Euphrates River about two hundred miles northwest of Baghdad. Al Qa'im (the one to arise) is also the name of Muhammad al Mahdi. He is the twelfth and last Imam of the Twelver Shi'a. On the day of Judgment the following will occur so that the infidels are eliminated and the new way of life can proceed.
|15,000 Years||1000 Years (Muslim Millennium)|
|Christians||Mahdi Rules||Isa||Others||Evil Rules Again||Righteous|
|6000 Years||7 Years||40 Years||-||-||Sun from
» Imam Mahdi. The Shi'a believe that the Imam Mahdi has been concealed for hundreds of years. He disappeared at the age of five from his home at Samarrah, Iraq, after leading his father's funeral prayer on the 8th Rabi ul-Awwal 260 Hijri (872 or 874 A.D.). The Imam has been withdrawn by God from the eyes of people and his life has been miraculously prolonged. He was last seen in Samarra in the cellar of his father's house (or in a cave). In 947 he was seen once at a well in Jamkaran, Iran. He will be revealed at the end of time. When he appears the day of judgment will begin. His capital will be in Damascus, Syria but he will appear in Afghanistan and Baghdad to lead armies in the Great war.
Osama Bin Laden We can now see why the fighters are drawn to Afghanistan and Baghdad. They are waiting for the Imam and creating armies for him. Some might even be wondering if Osama is the one or a messenger.
The Sunni believe that the Mahdi is a new person and the successor to Mohammad. The Shi'a believe that the Mahdi is also from Mohammad but through a different line of succession. For the Twelvers he is the 12th imam. For the Seveners, he is the 7th imam. He is now several hundred years old and is in hiding until it is time to appear.
» The Day of Judgment. On the day of judgment the Kaaba will be transported from Mecca (Makkah) to Jerusalem. The Kabba is the black cube around which Muslims make a procession during the Haaj.
» Signs. A black wind, a great earthquake, locusts, war (red death), plague (white death), famine and drought. The Muslims will be at the peak of their military power. Christians will convert to Islam.
The Coming of Isa (Jesus) Since the coming of Isa is integral to the coming of the Mahdi, Muslims seem be be taking an interest in Christian eschatology because they have no real information about Jesus.
» Peace Treaty. The Muslims will make a peace treaty with the Christians and fight together successfully. The Christians will break the treaty. Many Christians will convert to Islam but others will start a war against the Muslims.
» The Dajjal (The Lying Christ or Antichrist). He is a Jew who claims to be Jesus Christ, travelling on a giant mule, who will rule on earth for forty days. But it will seem like one year, one month, one week and 37 days. He is short, fat, red faced, bow legged, curly haired and has one eye. He will have the word "Kafir" or unbeliever in the middle of his forehead. Only the Muslim believer will be able to see this word.
He will perform miracles. He will even appear to raise the dead by having devils assume the form of the dead. He will visit every place on earth except Mecca, Medina and Damascus (Sham) which are guarded by angels. His followers are Europeans, Americans, Jews, women and Christians. The Great Satan. The Muslim Jesus (Isa) will slay the Dajjal and establish Islam.
It is strange that Jews, Muslims and Christians and even Buddhists are on a path towards a future where the coming of the Antichrist can be exploited by Satan to allow them to look to violence at the command of the supernatural as a duty because they will be wiping out the wicked. When the Antichrist appears it will be easy for Him to pit ancient enemies against each other because their identification of him is not based on righteousness and peace but on their side being invincible and correct in their theology.
If the Second Coming is not about the resurrection of the dead and the taking away of all the righteous to heaven then it is a Satanic hoax. War and destruction will not be performed by humans but by the angelic forces coming to rescue the righteous. There will be no debate, no Bible study lessons, no peace conferences, no armed righteous human beings taking up the sword or gun, no more appeals to abandon evil, no repeals of laws, no more teaching, no supernatural beings appealing to the world via television or loud speaker. There will be no Sunday morning debates by experts and politicians and religious leaders.
If these dynamics exist during a supernatural landing of aliens or angels or extraterrestial forces then it is the Antichrist. If you find yourself in this situation do not be afraid of them, simply turn to knowledge about Jesus Christ because the Second Coming is within your life time, possibly less than one year.
The real Second Coming is a simple rescue operation where the righteous will be visibly snatched away as the wicked watch in terror and regret before God destroys them from above by Himself.
The Siege of Jerusalem The nations will surround Israel (Jerusalem). (Zechariah 12)
» The Great War (Al-Malhamah Al-Kubrah). For seven years Mahdi will lead Muslims in victory over the Antichrist before the return of Isa (Jesus). Mahdi will gather a great army in Afghanistan (Khurâsân) to fight the infidel Christians and march on Jerusalem and create a universal Islamic religion.
For the Shi'a it starts with a call from the sky at the beginning of the Day of Judgment. The faithful people will assemble from Syria, Iraq, Yemen and many Arab nations. An army will come from Afghanistan wearing black headbands and carrying black banners. Muhammad told the Muslims that when they see the black flags they must join that army of men in a relentless march toward Jerusalem. Some accounts say green flags. This is because Muhammad is said to have carried a black flag (al Uqaab) in battle and a green flag at other times.
The Silent Army One wonders about the motivation of the armies we are arming and training in Afghanistan and Iraq. Afghan men are so eager to be trained, the USA army cannot fill other supporting positions.
Why are they training? How will they react when they see their sign?The world will not come to an end until a man from my family (Ahlulbayt) and of my name shall be master of the world. When you see a green ensign coming from the direction of Khorasan [Afghanistan], then join them, for the Imam of God will be with the standards who will be called Al-Mahdi.960,000 Christians (eighty groups of 12,000) will gather to fight the Muslims between Damascus and Medina. The Muslims will win on the fourth day of battle. One third will flee, one third will be martyred but the rest will be victorious. Then Mahdi will invade Istanbul with 70,000 people. See a map.
Meanwhile the Antichrist will lead 70,000 people to fight Mahdi in Damascus.
» The Coming Of Isa (Jesus). Suddenly Isa will descend from the skies with his hands on the shoulders of two angels. The next day he rides to battle on a horse and he will kill the armies of the Antichrist with his breath and with a sword. Mahdi will pass away and Isa will rule. Isa will return as the Mahdi's executioner to tell the world to follow the religion of Islam because Christianity is a mistake that he regrets starting. Isa will also pass away after forty years. During the forty years time he will marry and have children.
» Gog And Magog (Ya'jooj And Ma'jooj). Two tribes of vicious beings will break out of prison when their prison wall breaks. They will ravage the earth, drink all the water of Lake Tiberias, and kill all believers they see. Isa, Mahdi and the believers will pray on a mountain and Allah sends disease and worms to wipe them out.
Evil Returns Evil returns only to be judged and destroyed. The wicked are resurrected and Satan is loosed.
» Evil Returns. Jahjâh, a man from Yemen will begin to rule a religious kingdom. After a succession of several rulers evil will again appear. Then a mist will cover the earth, the unrighteous will fall unconscious and the mist will clear after forty days.
» The Long Night. Then the earth will be dark for about three days and the sun will rise from the west and move to its normal point at noon. Then it will set in the west. This begins the last 120 years on earth.
» The Mark Of The Beast On The Righteous And The Wicked. An earthquake will occur in Mecca and a strange animal will appear. He will mark the foreheads of the righteous with a line so that their faces will shine. But he will mark the unrighteous on their noses or necks and their faces will become dark. A breeze will blow across the land and the righteous will die. The wicked will rule the world and remove all traces of God. Syria will become very prosperous and many people will begin to go there willingly. A fire will drive the remaining towards Syria so that all creation will be gathered in Syria. Prosperity will continue for four years.
» The Trumpet. Then on Friday 10, Muharram a trumpet will blow and everyone will die.
» The Destruction. The universe will be destroyed. Then the resurrection will begin.
Shi'a And Sunni Eschatology
The hidden imam is a Shia belief and most of the beliefs described above are believed by the Shi'a. But it was Al-Qaeda and the Sunni branch of Islam that began this eschatological war. Their zeal stems from spreading Islam through jihad and protecting their holy countries. The soviet incursions in Afghanistan might have triggered their pilgrimage to the country to fight the Jihad in a land that Muhammad mentions as a sign of the end. The results of their zealous behavior connect with the Shi'a view of the future. While the Shi'a believe in the Mahdi, the hidden iman is the man from the family of Muhammad, the Sunni probably believe that there will be a person descended from this family who will begin the jihad and stir the Muslims to march to Jerusalem.
Sooner or later when these groups decide to cooperate with each other against the Great Satan (United States) and the Little Satan (Israel), we will have a dire future.
Sunni Muslim Prophecy. This is taught in schools supported by Saudia Arabia.
"the hour of judgment will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them".
|Prophecy||Christian (Adventist)||Muslim||Current Events|
|USA||Power supporting the final religious power||Great Satan||USA is the great Satan. Israel is the little Satan|
|Elijah||A message like his introduces world to Christ||Mahdi||Forerunner of Isa, leader of the army|
|Day of Judgment|| 1844 - Phase 1 |
|Sunni Muslim||Comes when Muslims kill Jews and take Jerusalem|
|Muslim||The Kaaba is transported from Mecca to Jerusalem|
|Zoroastrianism||Iran will be the place where Armageddon is fought|
|Great War||Armageddon Preparation||Battle of Qaim||Sunni Jihadists act as if this is the time for battle|
| USA at War in the Holy Land (Daniel 11:40-45)
Armageddon preparation begins in the 6th plague but it is a war fought by God alone after the final judgment.
YHWH destroys Satan and the wicked when they attack the New Jerusalem
|Jerusalem||March to Jerusalem and take it by force. Kill Jews|
| Saudi Arabia |
| Battle Christians between Medina and Damascus. |
Mecca will be attacked and the kaaba destroyed
|Iraq||Gulf War (August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991)|
|Afghanistan||Afghanistan War (October 7, 2001 to present)|
|Baghdad||Iraq War (March 20, 2003 to December 15, 2011)|
|Yemen||USA drone strikes (2002 - present)|
|Damascus||ISIS/ISIL in Syria. August 2014 - USA responds in Iraq-Syria|
|Turkey||Mahdi will invade Istanbul. Turkey fears allying with USA|
|Peace Treaty||Evangelical Belief||Peace Treaty||Christians break treaty with Muslims|
|Antichrist|| Satan Impersonates Christ |
Papacy Usurps Christ
|Djjal||A short, fat, bow-legged, red-faced, one-eyed Jew|
|Jesus Comes||Isa (Jesus)||He comes to renounce Christianity and support Islam. He kills the Antichrist, marries, has kids. He dies after 40 years|
|Peace and Prosperity|| Righteous in heaven. But |
desolation-death on earth
|Yemen||A man from Yemen is the first of a succession of righteous rulers until evil returns. 120 years remain on earth|
|Gog, Magog||...after the millennium||2 Nations||2 existing nations that portend tribulation break out of prison|
|Beast From The Earth |
Gives A Mark
|USA rises out of the earth||A real animal||Rises out of the ground|
|Mark of the beast on the wicked's head and hand||Righteous and wicked marked by a strange animal|
|Probation Closes||7 Last Plagues (1 Year) |
Nobody switches sides
|Western Sun||The sun rises from the west. Believing now is useless. The last 120 years begins|
| 1000 Yrs in heaven (SDA) |
1000 Yrs on earth taught by Jesus and Jews
|Shia||Mahdi disappeared over 1000 years ago (824 AD). He brings universal peace|
|Day of Judgment|| Final Judgement Phase |
Gog and Magog
|Muslim||2 tribes if vicious humans, now imprisoned, escape and terrorize earth|
|Armageddon||God destroys wicked||Muslim||Allah's forces led by Mahdi and Isa destroy all the wicked and establish Islam as the universal religion|
|Trumpet||Resurrection||Blows 2 Times||(1) Everyone faints. Fear, terror. and death (2) Resurrection|
|Muslims||Most Evangelical Christians|
|Christians, Jews||Fight Christians and Jews||Jerusalem||Protect Jews||Muslims|
Constructing A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
In the current war, we see what can go terribly wrong when devout people believe that they are part of the fulfillment of a prophecy and begin to take irrational steps to fulfill it. In this process, they justify all types of immoral behavior. They relabel suicide as martyrdom. They sabotage real indications of progress in a peace negotiation because the facts appear to contradict the prophecy.
Years ago, the Maccabeans committed terrible acts because they believed that they were fulfilling a prophecy of Daniel.
Similarly, the Christian right is on a lunatic mission to refurbish the role of the United States as the sword of God to fulfill the will of God.
The truth is, that if the righteous recognize that they are in the middle of a prophecy, they should behave more righteously because the prophecy will be fulfilled without their help. Do the right thing, even of the right thing goes contrary to the fulfillment of prophecy. We are not called to fulfill prophecy. We are called to reflect the righteousness of God.
As it turns out, because the Muslims and the Christian right believe that they are fulfilling prophecy they actually are fulfilling the prophecy by their actions. The problem is that they are not fighting on the side that they think is righteous! If the events were not so tragic it would be comedic. And the real tragedy is that no matter how right or wrong their theology or their prophetic interpretation, they would be fighting on the right side if they would only live the principles of Jesus Christ instead of trying to be actors and directors in a tragic prophetic play.
Islamic governments have never and will never be established through peaceful solutions and cooperative councils. They are established as they always have been by pen and gun, by word and bullet, by tongue and teeth.
» The Outcome.
The more they continue in this lunatic behavior, the more they are fulfilling the real prophecy by creating the conditions it describes.
When the United States really starts thinking in terms of a religious war then they will get smart about not reacting to a bait that drags them into a prophetic fulfillment that benefits their enemies. Because, after a while, even the peaceful but devout Muslim will begin to think in terms of their prophecies and this will erode support for the United States. My only advice is to take actions that will negate these prophecies. But it seems that such actions are too late. And I am fearful that the training and equipment that we are providing to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia will be turned against us very soon. Why? Because they are faithful and zealous and current events appear to be fulfilling their prophecy. For this reason we cannot go to war in Iran or Syria or even threaten to do so. The very threat will speed up the prophetic time table in their minds. Muslim men and women everywhere will say, "what if". And they will start to prepare for war with the great Satan.
Unfortunately, the United States will turn to failed Christian prophecies as a bona fide military and strategic plan and fulfill its destiny in the process. Democrats and liberals are calling for a withdrawal because we are attracting more terror. I think it is too late for that. The extremists (Muslim and Christian) will not let us leave until their prophecy is fulfilled.
» Iran Waits for the Mahdi. I caught the tail end of a report on "The Newshour", December 9, 2005 which seems to confirm what I suspect must be happening in the Muslim World. Ahamadinejad, the new president, has told his nation that they must wait for the coming of the Mahdi. He has also said that the Mahdi will appear in two years. Muslims expect that this will come with violence. For those in the west who keep waiting for the secular Iranians who want everything western, this prophecy and expectation trumps their hopes. The reason why he calls for Israel to be "wiped off the map" is because he believes that it will happen in his time when the vast Muslim army joins the Mahdi to fight Israel and the United States. Ahamadinejad believes that a light surrounded him when he made a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that was seen by others.
"He said when you began with the words 'in the name of God,' I saw that you became surrounded by a light until the end [of the speech]," Ahmadinejad appears to say in the video. "I felt it myself, too. I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there, and for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink."
Ahmadinejad adds that he is not exaggerating.
"I am not exaggerating when I say they did not blink; it's not an exaggeration, because I was looking," he says. "They were astonished as if a hand held them there and made them sit. It had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic."
Several important leaders believe that they are called by God and are acting on behalf of God to bring in the age of God.
The president of North Korea believes that he should be worshipped as God.
The American president believes that God called him for these times and some Christians on the right believe that he is the one who will
bring Christianity to the rest of the world.
Now we have the president of Iran believing that he is called by God. Some claim that he believes that he is the Mahdi.
With that we have an answer to their stubborn determination to continue on a certain path despite all rational reasons not to do so. That is the essence of their "faith". They believe that God will win in the end and they must be faithful. The reason why they will succeed is because they are surrounded by people who believe the same and who have the power to force the world into one direction.
Whether or not one eschatology is more correct than another, it is astounding that however we got to this point, many faiths are looking for the same signs at the same time. Even if it is for different reasons and outcomes. God did not leave Himself without a witness. Even at the birth of Christ, the whole region was looking with expectation and hope. And, while the Jews missed the birth of their Messiah, it was three pagan scholars who were looking at their signs and recognized the time and came searching for the new king of the Jews.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east and have come to worship Him." (Matthew 2: 1-2)
They had access to all these traditions in which God preserved enough truth to stir a generation in every nation at the right time. The same is happening now.
I enjoyed this research and creating this page and the graphics. I hope you enjoyed it too.
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Updated August 2012
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)
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