Saturday, September 17, 2005

Do Pat Robertson and Hugo Chávez have more in common than meets the eye?


About a month ago, Pat Robertson generated headlines by his call for the assassination of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez. Today President Chávez generated his own headlines by calling for the UN to move from the United States, possibly to Jerusalem. Chávez said in his speech that others had suggested this alternative as well.
That was of particular interest to me on many fronts, not the least of which was the Pat Robertson one itself. Pat Robertson has been on my personal radar for many years for his own outrageous claims that he would “televise the Second Coming from the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem”.[1] I noted in my second book, A PLANNED DECEPTION, that this certainly matched no scriptural description of our Lord’s return. However, it did match with specificity, Alice Ann Bailey’s THE EXTERNALISATION OF THE HIERARCHY descriptions of their new age counterfeit of this event:

"He is now waiting to descend. This descent into our unhappy world of men can present Him with no alluring picture. From the quiet mountain retreat where He has waited, guided and watched over humanity, and where He has trained His disciples, initiates and the new group of world servers, He must come forth and take His place prominently on the world stage, and take His part in the great drama which is there being played. This time, He will play His part, not in obscurity as He previously did, but before the eyes of the entire world. Because of the smallness of our little planet, and because of the prevalence of the radio, television and the rapidity of communication, His part will be watched by all, and the prospect must surely, for Him, hold certain horror, must present its tests and major adjustments, plus painful and unavoidable experience. He does not come as the omnipotent God of man's ignorant creation, but as the Christ, the Founder of the Kingdom of God on Earth, to complete the work He started, and again to demonstrate divinity in far more difficult circumstances."

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"His coming in the air might be interpreted literally to mean that at the right time He will come by plane from the place on earth where He has been for many generations, watching over the sons of men; the words [576] "every eye shall see Him" might mean that, by the time He comes, television will have been perfected and He will then be seen, by its means, from even the most distant spot on earth. To the orthodox Christian, the above will sound like the rankest blasphemy, but the question immediately arises: Why should it be blasphemy for Him to use modern methods?"

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Well, it does seem that lots of people plan to get together very soon in Jerusalem! Javier Solana to “make permanent peace”; Pat Robertson to televise “the Second Coming”; and prominent UN’ers, perhaps Hugo Chávez, among them for a form of world government seated there.

Peter LeMesurier wrote a book called THE ARMAGEDDON SCRIPT. He called for staging a phony coming of Christ, from the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem, to satisfy certain archetypal expectations and discharge the possibility of unexpected fulfillment at a less convenient time. His book inspired the title of my second 1985 book, A PLANNED DECEPTION: THE STAGING OF A NEW AGE MESSIAH. He concluded his book by saying that “their script is now written, subject only to last minute editing and stage direction . . . down in the pit, the subterranean orchestra is already tuning up.”

What is happening is smelling more and more like, “The Armageddon Script.” Will we be smart enough to see through it? Was this a serious fight between Robertson and Chavez -- or are they all players in a possible "Armageddon Script"? Our Lord said there would be deception enough even for the elect? It certainly seems to be shaping up.

As usual, your comments are valued. What do you think?

[1] See SHOUT IT FROM THE HOUSETOPS by Pat Robertson, Coffee Table revised hardcover edition, 1986, pages 150, 156-157.

P.S. September 20, 2005: Sarah Leslie and Jewel Grewe (formerly known as Jewel VanderMerwe) have launched a most important and informative new blogspot. They call it "herescope". It has already answered some questions for me about ugly evangelical opposition I received starting in 1982 and continue to receive via Hexham and Johnson to this day. I rather suspect my early work on the New Age Movement upset a lot of little "evangelical" cum "New Age" applecarts. I knew about the Evangelical - Jeremy Rifkin interactions. I did not know about the Evangelical - Willis Harman interacting. Jewel and Sarah have brought this out quite cogently on their new blogspot and I thank them for it!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Solana - more to China with love from EU


China and Russia recently engaged in joint maneuvers designed "to send a message to the United States". One of my very recent blogs discussed this. USA attention is, of course, focused on the very terrible Gulf coast tragedy which has all but destroyed New Orleans. Javier Solana issues congratulations and condolences to just about everybody for anything. I have yet to see a word of sympathy from his quarters for the terrible disaster. Even Venezuela's Chavez made offers to send oil and food.

But nevertheless, Javier Solana has been, as usual, very busy. What has he been busy with? Among other things, the Gaza strip, Iran and China.

One may be certain that he did not view with distress a recent call from a major Iranian paper in a country that decidedly does not have a free press, that Iran should cease bargaining over their nuclear issues with France, Germany, and Great Britain. They should negotiate, said the paper, solely with Solana because he alone represents all 25 EU countries! Undoubtedly, that paper was giving the official Iranian government line.

Next, Solana is forging ahead with his controversial plans to lift the arms ban on China. According to a news posted today:

BRUSSELS : The European Union reassured China that it was pressing ahead with plans to lift a 15-year-old arms embargo on Beijing despite a storm sparked by its anti-secession law targeting Taiwan. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said the controversial law, which authorizes the use of force if Taipei moves towards independence, had caused "complicated atmospherics" around the debate over the EU arms ban. But the EU plans remain on track, he said after talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing in Brussels.

Vintage Solana double talk. "Complicated atmospherics"? Severe hurricanes can have names other than "Katrina" -- maybe "Solana"?

As Herb Peters says it, "stay tuned." As usual, I invite your comments.