Sprouting Remnant and Satan's Countermeasures

Reformation & final Remnant

b. Wycliffe

1324

Luther's 95 Thesis

1517

Calvin's 1st publication

1536

Protestant victory over the Roman Church

1798

The woman escapes across the sea to America, carrying Puritan & Calvinistic Biblical doctrine to be expounded upon. Reformation has found refuge.
http://dedication.www3.50megs.com/dan/1260.html
Rev. 6; Dan. 7

William Miller begins to preach

1831

1st public preaching

Great Disappointment

October 1844

Millerites form basic doctrines

1848

Seventh day Adventist Church organized

1863

Academic World

b. Ibn Khaldun: Father of Sociology

1332

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.

Diderot's L'Encyclopedie

1751 - 1772

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

Kingdom of God--> Kingdom of Man & Nature

1751

Hard-core humanism comes into existence

b. Auguste Comte

1798

Comte's Religion of Humanity, Positivism

1830

Three stage philosophy. Science replaces religion. Moving from theology through metaphysical to positivist stage (events explained as derived from laws).

Lyell's Principles of Geology published

1831 - 1833

Satan's counter attack via academia. Uniformitarianism attacked the Biblical Flood account, reducing the Bible to myth status.

Term "Prehistory" 1st used

1833

Oxford Movement begins

1833

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).

RW Emerson's 1st lecture

1833

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)

Roman Catholic Church

Jesuit order established

1534

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."

Futurism born

1590

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.

Pope disbands Jesuit Society; Jesuits go abroad

1773

Jesuits establish Georgetown University in US

1789

Jesuits established their first institution for higher learning--Georgetown University.

End of 1260 Days: Deadly Wound to papacy

1798

Daniel 7

Jesuit Order reinstated by Papacy

1814

Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical: "Caritas In Veritate"

2009

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.

Political & Natural World

Spanish Armada defeated

1588

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

Lisbon Earthquake

1755

1st of the signs of the end
Joel 2:10; Rev. 11:13; Rev. 6:12; Ezekiel 3:12

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

America: Declaration of Independence

1776

Revelation 11

French Revolution

1789 - 1792

Signs of the sun & moon

1790

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)

Two Witnesses dead 3 1/2 years

1793 - 1797

1798: End of the 1260 Days & Church of the Wilderness

1798

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).

Protestant America recognized politically

1798

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.)

Falling of the Stars in New England

1833

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

Investigative Judgment

1844 - 2020

(end date unknown)
Rev. 10:9; Ezekiel 7:3; Ezekiel 2,3

Revolution in Europe

1848

Angels holding the winds of strife until God's people are sealed

Lincoln emancipates slaves

1863

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

Bin Laden's Declaration of War on America & Jews

1996

2004 Asian Tsunami

2004

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.