July 9, 2012
The ultimate question on any battlefield is not who has the largest armies, the latest technology or who has the most trained troops? The ultimate question is, whose side is God on? This is a difficult question for most people to answer, especially those that do not believe in God. The idea that God would be on one particular side or another, if He exists at all, is the modern equivalent of praying for your favorite football or baseball team to win. This trivialization of a Supreme Being is offensive to thinking people and in many cases, rightfully so. But, in the question of war between nations, millions of lives can be at stake. Therefore the questions of morality, justice and who is right, are asked by people of all faiths and those who hold no religious view at all.
In a 2002 article for Foreign Affairs entitled, “The Clash of Civilizations,” by Stanley Hoffmann, the author calls for globalization as the answer to the problem of war. This implies a global authority to rule the world, which the prophet Daniel predicted as a Revived Roman Empire, when interpreting the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon. One can assume that Hoffman, who writes for the Council on Foreign Relations publication, Foreign Affairs, holds to some form of a secularist view in which the question of God being on any side of a conflict would be a non sequitor in light of the secularist that He simply does not exist.
When one nation or group of nations rises against another for the sake of economic gain, imperialism, religious fanaticism and Empire-building is that a just war? When a nation or nations engage in war to protect themselves from an aggressor who has vowed to conquer, enslave or destroy them, is that a just war? Eastern mysticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam have all attempted to answer these questions. There appears to be a pattern in history that whenever a nation or nations use their power to exploit, dominate and destroy other cultures, at some point they are inevitably brought down. The Universe or God, at whatever level, seems to apply justice through various forces.
The Old Testament records countless battles, wars and predicted wars in the future, such as Armageddon. The descriptions of the various military conflicts are both bloody and brutal. An uneducated and superficial analysis would lead one to conclude that the God of the Old Testament is a God of blood and vengeance. But, this is not the case at all. The Old Testament God is on the side of the widow, the poor and those who act rightly and do justice. Moreover, the Biblical God is a fierce opponent of those who exploit, dominate or enslave others and shed innocent blood. The Book of Joshua, among other things, is a holographic and digital military manual about how the God of the Bible led Joshua to conquer and kill the Canaanites. It has the military intensity of the movie, “Act of Valor,” along with a strong code of ethics. Certainly this is not to equate the film, “Act of Valor,” with the Book of Joshua, anymore than I would equate the psychedelic quality of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now,” with the Book of Revelation. Both films explain war from different perspectives.
The idea of a God ordering anyone to kill any group of people conjures up ideas of the most grotesque forms of barbarism and religious extremism. So why did God order Joshua to kill the Canaanites, which consisted of the Sidonites, Hittites, Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites, including babies and women?
The center of the Canaanite culture surrounded the worship of Baal and the Baalim or related gods. Ashtoreth, Baal's wife, was their main goddess. Ashtoreth was usually depicted as a nude woman. She was the personification of sex and the reproductive cycles in nature. Ashtoreth was a divine prostitute. Madonna’s recent performance at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show and a recent Lady Gaga performance both used the images of the worship of Ashtoreth and Baal. Ishtar was the Babylonian name of Ashtoreth from which we get the name Easter. Easter is a festival filled with an emphasis on eggs, rabbits and other reproductive symbols. This is why Lady Gaga emerges from a cosmic egg in her performance. Astarte was her Greek and Roman name and the Temples of Baal and Ashtoreth were usually placed next to one another. Ashera was a sacred pole, cone of stone, or a tree trunk, representing the goddess. German occult societies encouraged dancing around the May pole which came from Ashtoreth fertility rite. The worship of Baal, Ashtoreth, and other Canaanite gods consisted of engaging in sex with temple prostitutes, orgies and the sacrifice of babies and children.
The original source of these religions came from Nimrod and Semiramis at the Tower of Babel. Nimrod is Ra, Osiris, Baal, Apollo, Prometheus and Horus. Semiramis is Ashtoreth, Ishtar, Diana the goddess, Venus, and Aphrodite in the Babylonian, Egyptian, Caananite, Greek and Roman pagan cultures, respectively. They’re all derived from the same source: the worship of the sun god and mother earth goddess derived from the ancient mystery religion of Babylon, which has re-emerged in the form of New Age philosophies and rituals. In reality, the sun god represents Satan, or a serpent biting its tail in a circle and mother earth goddess represents the recipient of the sun god’s sexual seed or rays of the sun. In short, the worship of mother earth represents the worship of man, ruled by Satan.
The Canaanite religious ceremonies involved burning their babies and children alive as they worshiped Baal and Molech. A statue of Molech or Moloch was made up of a human body with a bull’s head and outstretched arms. The bull’s head would later be replaced with an owl’s head. The image of metal was heated and its outstretched arms were heated white hot. The babies and children were placed in its arms and burned alive. The worship ceremony of drinking, drugs, sex and loud music served to drown out the screams of the dying children. It appears God ordered the killing of the inhabitants of Canaan so that the Israelites would not intermarry with them and engage in the practice of child and human sacrifice. After Joshua’s death, Israel began to worship Baal and indulge in child sacrifice. King Solomon officially endorsed those practices and the worship of Baal during his reign.
The purpose of participating in Baal worship or related occult ceremonies is to open an interdimensional portal for the entrance of demonic powers to bring military victory, material prosperity, wealth and power to its participants and adherents. The practice spread throughout the earth and was practiced by the Druids at Stonehenge and the Incans in what is today Peru and the Mayans in what is today Mexico.
Interestingly, the power elite of our world today flirt or practice to one degree or another with these occult forms of worship. At the Bohemian Grove, where the world’s most powerful men meet for two weeks every July, there is a giant statue of Moloch with its arms outstretched. During their Grove’s opening ceremony, the Cremation of Care ceremony, an effigy of a paper mache child in a wire frame is placed on the statue and burned. Although there is no proof of the claim, some have reported that live babies have been sacrificed as part of the ceremony in the past.
Whether or not human sacrifice occurred in the redwood groves of the Sonoma coast, it is more than strange that a long list of Presidents, world leaders, heads of multinational corporations and prominent leaders from all walks of life participate in these drunken rituals, which involve all kinds of sexual activity and chanting. The Skull and Bones rituals that numerous Presidents and Presidential candidates have been involved in at Yale University are equally disturbing. These are the most powerful men in our nation and the world who are or have engaged in occult rituals which are designed to invoke demonic spirits who are ruled over by Satan!
Even if there is no human sacrifice involved, it is conspicuous that so many symbols of occult worship going all the way back to Babylon and the Tower of Babel is shows up in the occult rituals practiced by the elite of our world. The pyramid on the back of the one dollar Federal Reserve note, with the all-seeing eye of Lucifer or Horus, goes back 6,000 years to the Tower of Babel and many corporate symbols and logos incorporate occult symbols in them. Clearly, throughout Europe and America a coded message is being sent to the elites in the know right in front of the rest of humanity which is clueless about what is being communicated. For example, the obelisks in the Vatican City, Egypt, New York City, Paris and the Washington Monument, are Babylonian phallic symbols, that go back to the time of Nimrod and his wife Semiramis. Legend has it that Semiramis had Nimrod killed by chopping him to pieces. Semiramis was pregnant through an illicit relationship after Nirmod’s death. She pronounced Nimrod, the sun god Ra, later Osiris, and told the people that she became supernaturally pregnant from using a phallic symbol that was bathed in energy from Ra. Architecture all over the world tells this story using different names, but in each case there is a phallic obelisk and a dome structure, which represents a womb. The Vatican is a mirror of Washington D.C. and both have an obelisk and a dome. In Washington, the dome or womb is the Washington Capital Building.
According to Dr. Thomas Horn, who wrote a series of articles in NewsWithViews.com entitled, “Read Before It’s Banned By The US Government,“
“Washington DC was designed as a symbol of the Rosicrucian dream shared by its builders: that America would become the New Atlantis and eventually lead the world into a restored Golden Age of Osiris.”
claim is what legendary Freemason, Manly P. Hall, called "the secret
destiny of America."
It is a vision mirrored in the design of the streets, government buildings, and other artifacts of Washington D.C. important to the founding of the United States, including the Great Seal, where the phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum is prominent. In his second inaugural address, George W. Bush said of this phrase that when the founders of America placed it on the Great Seal, "They were acting on an ancient hope that is meant to be fulfilled."
According to Dr. Horn, “novus ordo seclorum is derived from the prophecies of the Cumaean Sibyl, a prophetess of Apollo (Apollo is the Greek version of the Egyptian god Osiris) who predicted the return of this deity at a future date, when men would be rejoined by the gods.
Adolph Hitler and the leaders of the Third Reich also sought to establish a new world order and accessed supernatural power that was demonic in nature which the Apostle Paul referred to in Ephesians 6:12 as “The principalities and powers, the dark unseen forces of wickedness in heavenly places (other dimensions).” Hitler’s ability to hold a mass audience in a trance was more than personal charisma and hypnosis. Hitler was energized by a supernatural force that had military applications. Hitler’s German tutor in the occult was a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the British occult master who called himself, “The Beast 666.” Crowley was an asset of British intelligence and continues to have a strong cultural influence years after his death in 1947. Crowley appeared on record jacket of the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album and influenced Robert Plant, leader singer of Led Zeppelin, who bought and lives in Crowley’s estate. In Crowley’s 1906 book, “the Book of the Law, “ some suggest that he was advocating human sacrifice for wealth and military victory which came directly from ancient Baal worship that Joshua encountered.
In the search for superior military power, America, Russia, China, Britain and Europe have turned to the occult and the paranormal. Many of the Nazi rocket scientists and mind control specialists who were brought to the U.S. as part of Operation Paperclip after World War II, were disciples of the occult. The most famous of all Nazi rocket scientists, Werner Von Braun, was instrumental in creating NASA and the U.S. space program.
Although not officially embraced by the U.S. military, a small fringe group of scientists and writers began investigating the teachings of Aleister Crowley, through the influence of Jack Parsons, who helped establish Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In the 1940’s, Parsons invited science fiction writers Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury and L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, to spend time at his mansion in Pasadena. Parsons was experimenting with a Crowley ritual which involved attempting to create an incarnation of the “goddess Babalon,” which is how Crowley spelled the name. If this was done successfully, it would usher in the Aeon of Horus, or the Age of Horus or Osiris, who represents Lucifer.
The symbols used by the European Union also reflect Biblical imagery. The modern architecture of the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, is modeled after the Tower of Babel. The metallic statue of a woman riding the beast in front of the building makes reference to Revelation 17:1-8:
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.”
The Great Whore or the Mother of Harlots is identified as “Mystery, Babylon.” In Revelation 17:3, it says, “a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast.” This is the statue in front of the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels. The Great Whore or Mother of Harlots, is Nimrod’s wife, Semiramis , who was a madam in a whorehouse that Nimrod met on his way to Babylon. Semiramis established the occult Babylonian Mystery religion from which all eastern mysticism and occult religions were birthed. The European Union, along with the U.S. appears to be the Revived Roman Empire. The all-seeing eye of Horus, Osiris or Lucifer is on the top of the pyramid and it is also the symbol of the Illuminati, which was founded in 1776. The Illuminati control governments around the world through private central banking institutions which they own and control.
Bible prophecy all points to the time when the Antichrist rises in political power. During his rule, World War III and finally Armageddon will occur. The question for the United States, Europe and every other nation, is the same question posed to Joshua as his armies marched forward to conquer Canaan: “Is God on our side or not?”. Joshua was constantly aware that his military success was totally dependent upon the blessing of God and his enemies were aware of that as well. When Joshua violated the instructions of God, his soldiers were defeated in battle.
The question that lies before each person as we approach the Great Tribulation and those that are here during Armageddon is, whose side are you on? It is a simplistic question. It is so simplistic that it angers many of the so-called intellectuals of our time. But, the question remains for nations and for us as individuals. Whose side are you on? Whose side is America on?
Finally, the more important question. Is God on our side? Is God on your side? This is not something we can assume just because we are Americans! This is a question that is constantly in motion depending on the actions and beliefs of the majority of a nation’s peoples at a particular time period.
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Again, on a very simplistic level, God is not pleased with a nation that slaughters babies as they did in Canaan and eventually in Israel. That is just one concern, but it is an important issue to God, and that is what matters. It is a great deception to assume that God is on our side just because of whom we claim to be or who we think we are. Despite the hypnotic lies told by some preachers and politicians who look into the camera and tell us “all is well,” all is not well! The truth is we are hanging by a thread and that thread is the grace of the true God. I think the time has come to honestly and ruthlessly ask ourselves the question, is God on our side? In all battlefields that is the only question that counts and that includes the battlefield of life itself.
When this all finally wraps up, and I think it is sooner than most people think, Jesus Christ, the King of kings will come down from heaven, along with his heavenly army of His saints, and all the nations of this earth will be gathered to make war against Him. I can tell you this that is not a good place to be. If you are firing nukes at the King of kings, you are definitely on the wrong side of the equation.
If you want to know more about this, I explain this in the DVD series, “Are You Ready for the Coming One World Government, One World Economic System and One World Religion?”
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, “The Day the Dollar Died” and “Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled “Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.” Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying “Altered States of Consciousness” at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie “Field of Dreams.” Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.