The woman escapes across the sea to America, carrying Puritan & Calvinistic Biblical doctrine to be expounded upon. Reformation has found refuge.
Rev. 6; Dan. 7
1st public preaching
Asabiyya: Social solidarity, social cohesion. Social change occurs if Asabiyya is lost. Change is cyclic with fixed stages, each stage takes 40 years, total of 120 years.
Publication of the first Encyclopedia by Diderot "became a program for change, transferring knowledge and authority from the clerical to the secular domains; with its publication,religion and irreligion became polarized and the various shades of distinction within Deism and natural religion began to disappear." Quoted from http://positiveatheism.org/hist/quotes/diderot.htm, retreived 8/21/2104
"What Diderot accomplished was to create one of the most important books of the Eighteenth Century. For Diderot along with his contributors, the common purpose of which was 'to further knowledge and, by doing, strike a resounding blow against reactionary forces in church and state.' . .. We can see the effects of the philosophy that drove the work, one of rationalism, and 'faith in progress of the human mind' at play in the French Revolution, hence the towering importance of this tome." Quoted from http://www.egs.edu/library/denis-diderot/biography, retrieved 8/21/2014
Hard-core humanism comes into existence
Three stage philosophy. Science replaces religion. Moving from theology through metaphysical to positivist stage (events explained as derived from laws).
Satan's counter attack via academia. Uniformitarianism attacked the Biblical Flood account, reducing the Bible to myth status.
Keble preaches sermon on National Apostasy. Academic resolution to: uphold apostolic successon & integrity of the Prayer book. Observance of ritual emphasized by Pusey. Vehicle for ecclesiastical and social reform. Religious community life emphasized (centers of charitable & social work).
Transcendentalism. H.Bloom in "The American Religion" calls Emerson "The prophet of the American Religion".
"When asked his religious belief, Emerson stated, 'I am more of a Quaker than anything else. I believe in the 'still, small voice' and that voice is Christ within us." (Wikipedia)
Ignatius Loyola established a new order of priests & brothers called the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. "Jesuit priests have been known throughout history as the most wicked arm of the RCC." www.futurist-futurism/com/ quotes Edmond Paris. "At the Council of Trent, the Catholic Church gave the Jesuits the specific assignment of destroying Protestantism and bringing people back to the Mother Church."
Ribera & Bellamine, Jesuit priests, formed doctrine of Jesuit Futurism: 1. single antichrist (person) at end of time. 2. Received by Jews, re-establish Temple & Jerusalem. 3. Antichrist abolishes Christianity, persecute Christians during 3 1/2 year reign. GAP theory: when Rome fell, prophecy stopped & will continue again around the time of the Rapture.
Jesuits established their first institution for higher learning--Georgetown University.
Principle components: strong humanism, social justice, unity & peace among all people, the "common good" should not tolerate the exclusion of religion from the public OR religious fundamentalism--they "hinder . . . collaboration for the progress of humanity". Calls for a "political, juridical, and economic order which can increase and give direction to international cooperation for the development of all peoples in solidarity". "Christian humanism" and the need for a universal moral law.
Revelation 11:15--Spanish Armada defeated & the new colonies of America were safely in the hands of the English Puritans. Zech.9; Joel 3:4
1st of the signs of the end
Joel 2:10; Rev. 11:13; Rev. 6:12; Ezekiel 3:12
Habbakuk 3:11, Amos 8:9,10; Joel 3:15; Joel 2:31; Joel 2:10; Mark 13:24
1790--Dark moon (1833--stars fell)
Revelation 5,6 & Daniel 7:14: Christ crowned king of the earth; saints are a kingdom of priests to serve God and they will reign on earth. Psalm 2: nations kiss the feet of God's Son before His anger is stirred up (these nations only exist before Christ comes, not after).
Statue of Liberty from France (Rev 12 describes a woman with the moon--deified Mary--under her feet. She has a crown--political power/authority--with 12 stars--represents ancient Israel, now spiritual Israel.)
First of the signs of the end predicted by Christ Himself. Christ was looking forward to New England & North America when he predicted the falling of the stars. Habbakuk 3:11; Joel 3:15; Joel 2:10; Mark 13:25
(end date unknown)
Rev. 10:9; Ezekiel 7:3; Ezekiel 2,3
Angels holding the winds of strife until God's people are sealed
Christ's quotation of Isaiah: "I have come to free the slaves." He did not do this during his earthly ministry, waiting until after he is crowned king in 1798. Christ had not completed his work for the kingdom at the Cross. Luke 4: 18-19; Isaiah 61:1,2
9.0 earthquake caused a tsunami affecting 18 countries, estimated 225,00-250,00+ deaths, 1/3 of them children. Energy in tsunami equivalent to 23,000 Hiroshima bombs, or enough energy to power the US for 6 months.