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On the cover … Where did Paganism come from? After the floods that wiped out all humans except for Noah and his select, from his sons came a son to Cush named Nimrod (Gen 10:8). Genesis 10:9-10 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Wherefore it is said: Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel (meaning confusion). The name Nimrod means rebellion. Nimrod was the rebel against God, and as the leader of Babel he was also connected with the building of the tower of Babel. Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven … According to Josephus, a Jewish historian, Nimrod said he would be revenged on God should He decide to drown people with floods again. For that he would build a tower so high that even the waters cannot reach. That way, he would avenge on God for destroying their forefathers. However, God upon seeing what the people were doing said in Genesis 11:7-8 Go to, let us go down and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth … Tradition says that Semiramis, Nimrod’s wife was also his mother. According to legends, she became pregnant after engaging in an adulterous affair while married to Nimrod. Around this time, Nimrod dies an untimely and violent death. In an effort to remain in power and hide her misdeed, she made the most audacious claim. She claimed that upon Nimrod’s death, he had been resurrected as the god of the sun. As the sun god, Nimrod used his sunrays to miraculously inseminate her with a son. This son was then considered to be divinely conceived. The child was named Tammuz, which she claimed was the re-incarnation of Nimrod. Thus Semiramis was both Nimrod’s wife and mother. After all this, the story of this child spread all over the world and resulted to the birth of sun worship along with the birth; death and rebirths of cults that have lived on through history. These mysterious religions adopted different names for Nimrod, Semiramis and their child Tammuz. This was the birth of paganism. 24

On the cover … Daniel 7 (the beasts) 3 Then four huge beasts came up out of the water, each different from the others. 4 The first beast was like a lion with eagles’ wings. As I watched, its wings were pulled off, and it was left standing with its two hind feet on the ground, like a human being. And it was given a human mind. 5 Then I saw a second beast, and it looked like a bear. It was rearing up on one side, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And I heard a voice saying to it, “Get up! Devour the flesh of many people!” 6 Then the third of these strange beasts appeared, and it looked like a leopard. It had four bird’s wings on its back, and it had four heads. Great authority was given to this beast. 7 Then in my vision that night, I saw a fourth beast—terrifying, dreadful, and very strong. It devoured and crushed its victims with huge iron teeth and trampled their remains beneath its feet. It was different from any of the other beasts, and it had ten horns. 8 As I was looking at the horns, suddenly another small horn appeared among them. Three of the first horns were torn out by the roots to make room for it. This little horn had eyes like human eyes and a mouth that was boasting arrogantly. 1ST BEAST (BABYLON) Jeremiah 4:6-7 and Nabakkuk 1:6 & 8. In these prophecies God was talking about Babylon that was to come and conquer Israel, taking the people out of Israel into Babylon. He describes the Babylon king Nebuchadnezzar as the lion in Jeremiah, and the Chaldeans (Babylonians) as the eagle in Nabakkuk. Daniel 7:4 describes the 1 st beast as a lion with eagle’s wings. That as he was watching he saw the wings being pulled out and the beast left to stand with two feet, and given a man’s heart. Something that also comes up in Daniel 4:14-16 as the dream king Nebuchadnezzar had, with the instruction that he be given a heart of a beast instead of that of a man, and made to live with the beasts. The prophecy through king Nebuchadnezzar’s statue dream and Daniel’s vision of the beasts is the same prophecy about the kingdoms that were to come after king Nebuchadnezzar. Therefore: 2ND BEAST in Daniel 7:5, a bear with three ribs in his mouth refers to Medo-Persia 3rd BEAST in Daniel 7:6, a beast looking like a leopard with four bird wings and four heads refers to Greece. April 2018 25

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