• The United States and Russia in Prophecy

    The United States and Russia in Prophecy
    ... and the Red Horse of the Apocalypse

    by Gerald B. Winrod

    "And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given him that sat thereon to TAKE PEACE FROM THE EARTH, and there was given unto him a great Sword."—Revelation 6:4.
    Universal Turmoil

    This is a catastrophic period in the world's history. Everyone knows that civilization is breaking up. Let us resolve to face stubborn facts courageously. Everything has been thrown into a state of unrest and confusion. Society is in convulsions. Every nation is in process of change. The map of the world is being revised. Governments are tottering. Economic structures are falling. Another world war looms on the horizon. Moral foundations are being dynamited. Spiritual forces have become hopelessly weakened by apostasy. A revolution is not coming; it is already here. Back of these conditions there must be an adequate cause.

    Fascism and Communism, both in principle and practice, are fighting for world supremacy. These are the two great camps into which all nations are certain to be divided. Both are founded upon the doctrine of dictatorship. As if anticipating a radical change in the government of the United States not unlike that which has taken place in most European countries, Colonel House, the gentleman who was so close to President Wilson recently implied if he did not actually say that America was getting ripe for a dictator. "While such a revolutionary leader is not in sight at the moment, he might appear overnight," Colonel House says, and continues, "if we are to have a dictator, our people and institutions of wealth would like him to be of the Mussolini type. However, he is more likely to be of the type of Lenin."

    King Albert of Belgium said recently, "I am profoundly convinced that our civilization is at a turning point. Can we maintain it as it has been? That is the problem which haunts me day and night. I find myself strangely preoccupied by what is going on in Russia. Is it the end of all civilization which is being prepared there? Or is it a new order? How much I would like to know—to really know." In 1929 President Hoover appointed a research committee to catalogue information with reference to the social trends of the times and among other things it reported that a revolution in the United States which would revise the present system of government was a decided possibility.

    These words are being penned a few days after the inauguration of President Roosevelt. For weeks Democratic leaders in Congress have been advocating that he should be clothed with dictatorial powers in order to adjust finances of the nation and at the same time reorganize the executive departments of the government. A Republican Congressman has countered with this thrust, "We'd better abolish Congress and go home." For weeks the daily press has been blazing with such head-lines as "Will Roosevelt Become A Mussolini?" and "Is the Country Ready for a Dictator?" Who knows but this agitation may be the opening wedge for bringing about a revolutionary change?

    That Mr. Roosevelt expected to become a virtual dictator was evidenced by a reference to the subject in his inaugural address of March 4th. The Associated Press explained that the large audience in Washington "applauded heartily when he warned that he would not hesitate to ask for dictatorial powers." He said, "It is to be hoped that the normal balance of executive and legislative authority may be wholly adequate to meet the unprecedented task before us. But it may be that an unprecedented demand and need for undelayed action may call for temporary departure from the normal balance of public procedure .... I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis—broad executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe."

    It is not improbable that he may introduce reforms which will help to adjust the economic condition which he inherited. With his political party overwhelmingly in control of both branches of Congress he can get anything he wants. If he proves to be a man of action, definite policy, and positive decision, he will have it in his power to stabilize conditions in a way that will at least produce temporary relief. His proclamation the day after taking office, whereby he assumed control of the banks of the Country, virtually placed the United States under a temporary dictatorship. We had a taste of one man rule for a time as far as the finances of the nation were concerned. American Fascism is a new experiment.

    The American Pulse

    The stage, the press, and the pulpit are three barometers which reveal exactly what is taking place in the depths of the mass mind of the American people. The stage expresses the emotional trend, the press is supposed to reflect the mental, while the pulpit discloses what is taking place in the spiritual realm. The dominant characteristics of our democracy show themselves through these three avenues.

    The filthy stage of the present day is not something that is being foisted upon the public; it has simply been called into existence by the debased moral and emotional appetite of the masses of people who, having forsaken the old-time standards of morality, patronize it. The modern polluted press exists not because a group of editors have ceased to cherish the best ideals of journalism, but because the depraved mind calls for what they are putting out. The spiritual weakness of the pulpit results not primarily from the betrayal of modernistic denominational leaders, but from the general loss of moral idealism and the disintegration of spiritual forces among the great rank and file of people.

    Applying this method in analyzing the present dictatorial psychology which is sweeping the United States we will now put our finger upon the public pulse long enough to review the book entitled Gabriel over the White House[1] which has just come from the press. The author of this daring volume is anonymous but the publishers assure us that it was written by a person who knows the inside of governmental activities both in Washington and England. We are also informed that "the story has been vigorously re-edited by someone who well knows the White House and has convincingly handled the technical machinery of U. S. politics."

    The story, briefly stated, has to do with the contemplated expansion of the spirit of Fascism in America. The reader is asked to move forward in his imagination to the year 1940. World chaos will have so increased by that time that the teeming millions of earth will be pressed almost to the breaking point. Political leaders elected by popular vote have passed off the scenes. Strong men have evolved in different parts of the world. Each nation is proud of its dictator and the United States has finally joined the procession. Increasing disrespect for the Senate, House of Representatives, and Supreme Court have nullified the power of these three branches of the national government. America has plunged headlong into dictatorship and its strong man is one Major Judson Cumming Hammond .... This is only a story but popular stories issuing from the press reflect the quality of the mental forces at work behind the scenes; such books are concrete expressions of abstract ideas.

    Hammond, who has been elected President, is a brilliant six-foot, 200-pound, glib-speaking politician. He appears on the scenes after the depression has been so fed by crashing business, soaring unemployment and grinding taxation, that it has become a veritable flame which is devouring the nation. Municipal corruption is countrywide; gangsters run wild; lawlessness exists everywhere; in city parks, huge camps of unemployed have squatted to stay; the American people are smitten by crime, poverty, immorality, and unrest. Hammond comes at such an hour with "booming platitudes that fool the people; he is a popular, charming politician, conservative to the core" until one day when the automobile which he is driving on a road near Baltimore suddenly skids into a cement mixer. He is thrown out and suffers a concussion of the brain. Never is he the same again. About this time the angel Gabriel is pictured as taking a vantage point above the White House to guide the affairs of government. Hammond seeks the seclusion of a private house in Washington where he gradually recovers but he emerges an entirely different type of human being than he was prior to the accident. He seems to be in a dazed condition and performs no end of wild radical feats exactly opposite to his previous conservative views. No longer does he have time for social play; he digs into economics, state papers and liberal literature. He develops a forbidding atmosphere, people cannot get close to him, he freezes out his old cronies. No longer is he "a good fellow." Congress is at a standstill, unemployment continues and crime of every kind increases. Lawlessness comes to a head when a gang of racketeers stage a wholesale massacre of poverty-stricken squatters in Chicago; the nation fairly gasps. At this moment the new Hammond returns to the White House and takes the helm of government with a firm hand.

    Politicians in his Cabinet and elsewhere who are unwilling to become his tools are promptly weeded out. He lets the newspapers howl and the critics rave. Finally when the Vice President and a Cabinet member try to have him consigned to an insane asylum, he blasts the plan by going to the radio and broadcasting it to the nation. He has nothing but contempt for Congress and secretly sponsors a moving picture which sweeps the country and does what he intended it to do—creates an uprising against Washington officialdom and precipitates a march of the jobless which results in an attack upon the Senate and House. At his instigation the unemployed hound the steps of every Senator and Representative until a national emergency is declared. Hammond is put in charge and Congress goes home for an indefinite rest. He takes his ideas directly to the people by regular, simple weekly television talks. The citizenry hails him as its great Dictator-President!

    He reorganizes everything, inflates currency, puts multitudes to work and organizes a personal army of "Green Jackets." Cities no longer elect officials by popular vote, but instead submit to Federal appointees.

    When Japan attacks China another world war breaks out. Hammond takes charge, unites with France and Great Britain and with a single stroke, sweeps down and crushes Japan from the air. He calls a world conference in London, flies the Atlantic, and bullies the nations into actual disarmament by broadcasting all of the secret negotiations. A World City is set up in Northern Ireland in which there is located an all-powerful Central Bank where world currency is created and directed on a gold basis. He comes back home in a blaze of glory. Henceforth Congress will be permitted to sit only at the call of the President.

    At the zenith of his career an assassin shoots him down. Suddenly his mind comes back and he finds that he has been crazy through it all, ever since the car accident near Baltimore. Imagine his predicament! He is amazed to learn that he has destroyed the Constitution, abolished the power of Congress and the Supreme Court, and wrapped his country in the coils of a dictatorship. And just as he decides to go to the radio with a public recantation, he suffers a heart attack and drops dead .... As soon as Gabriel over the White House was published, one specially bound copy was sent by the publishers to Mr. Hoover and another to Mr. Roosevelt.

    Yes, it is only the work of a fiction-writer, but who will say that the author has not translated many of the revolutionary ideas of the hour into story form? The theory of dictatorship has become firmly fixed in the mind of the world since Communism gave us Lenin and Fascism produced Mussolini. One is Red, the other is Black. The world is headed for Godless Communism on the one hand and Capitalistic Fascism on the other! These are the two principles which are shaping the affairs with unmistakable rapidity and the two will eventually "fight it out."

    The Obsession of Liberalism

    The idea of Liberalism has been insinuated into the political processes of all nations. It works upon the principle that whatever is, is wrong. And nothing in government, religion or morals is too sacred to be played with and picked to pieces. When I was a boy I used Liberalism on the family clock one day when my parents were away from home. I wanted to know what made it run. I started out to fix it. When I got through I had enough pieces of clock to fill a half bushel basket .... It has become quite the fad among politicians to boast of throwing off the yoke of conservative restraint. This idea has gone so far that great documents upon which governments have been erected are becoming mere scraps of paper. Who can guess what may eventually become of the Constitution of the United States under the blasting influence of this destructive obsession?

    A wave of political Liberalism swept the American people in the national elections of 1932. President Roosevelt was ushered into power on the crest of this wave. One of his first public utterances after the election was a statement to the effect that the United States had entered upon "a new period of Liberalism and of sane reform." In speeches all over the country he expounded this doctrine to the masses. Once, in Baltimore, he became so bold as to even cast a reflection upon the United States Supreme Court, the highest, purest and most powerful tribunal of the land. This utterance provoked a great deal of criticism.

    The principle of Liberalism applied to Christianity begins by questioning the infallibility of the Scriptures, and from that point it is progressive steps downward through Modernism, Agnosticism, and finally leads into Atheism.

    The principle of Liberalism applied to Morality begins by questioning the importance of personal purity and the sanctity of Marriage, and from that point it is progressive steps downward involving the destruction of the Home, and finally leads to Nudism.

    The principle of Liberalism applied to Politics begins by questioning the value of Constitutions, and from that point it is progressive steps downward until representative government is abolished, leading to Anarchy, Revolution, Dictatorship, Fascism, and Communism. Lenin, Mussolini, and Hitler were Liberalists until they succeeded in prying their respective governments loose at their foundations. They simply used Liberalism to destroy the social order that existed, after which Liberalism was discarded, and freedom of speech, press, and the right to worship were taken away. The people then became virtual slaves of the State. In other words, Liberalism is the first step toward State Socialism in which all personal rights are destroyed.

    Thinking themselves to be wise, the leaders of many nations have used this idea to pry their respective governments loose at their foundations, not knowing that they were being victimized by an obsession would sooner or later put the house down upon them. In a recent book[2] I have discussed what would seem to be the logical origin of the Liberal delusion. It appears to result from a deliberate assault upon the Gentile governments by a group of all-powerful financial wizards who are believed to be pulling wires from behind the scenes for the purpose of tearing down the nations so that out of the wreckage their plans of a "despotism of Capital" can emerge. Their ultimate objective is to produce a dictator whose power will rest upon the control of gold. This man whom they expect to unveil at the proper time will be a world Superman, standing at the head of a world system of government, ruling over a world bank, in a world city which will be the hub of the commerce of the world. The nations are to be huddled together under his control. But before the Jewish conspirators could hope to proceed with their plans, they find it necessary to tear down all governments by the subtle use of Liberalism, an idea which they claim to have invented, according to "The Protocols." The Superman for whose coming the way is being paved meets exactly the prophetical requirements of the thirteenth chapter of the book of Revelation. He will be known to the world as a Super-Dictator, but students of prophecy will know him to be the Antichrist.

    In the minutes of the secret meeting of 1905, a spokesman for the group is quoted as saying, "When we introduced into the State organism the poison of Liberalism its whole political complexion underwent a change. States have been seized with mortal illness—blood-poisoning. All that remains is to await the end of their death agony .... In our day the power which has replaced that of the rulers who were liberal is the power of Gold. Time was when Faith ruled. The idea of freedom is impossible of realization because no one knows how to use it with moderation. It is enough to hand over a people to self-government for a certain length of time for that people to be turned into a disorganized mob. From that moment on we get internecine strife which soon develops into battles between classes, in the midst of which States burn down and their importance is reduced to that of a heap of ashes. Whether a State exhausts itself in its own convulsions, whether its internal discord brings it under the power of external foes—in any case it can be accounted irretrievably lost: it is in our power. The despotism of Capital, which is entirely in our hands, reaches out to it a straw that the State willy-nilly must take hold of: if not—it goes to the bottom. Should any one of a liberal mind say that such reflections as the above are immoral I would put the following questions:—If every State has two foes and if in regard to the external foe it is allowed and not considered immoral to use every manner and art of conflict, as for example to keep the enemy in ignorance of plans of attack and defence, to attack him by night or in superior numbers, then in what way can the same means in regard to a worse foe, the destroyer of the structure of society and the commonwealth, be called immoral and not permissible? ... The political has nothing in common with the moral. The ruler who is governed by the moral is not a skilled politician, and is therefore unstable on his throne. He who wishes to rule must have recourse both to cunning and to make-believe. Great national qualities, like frankness and honesty, are vices in politics, for they bring down rulers from their thrones more effectively and more certainly than the most powerful enemy .... Our right lies in force. The word 'right' is an abstract thought and proved by nothing. The word means no more than:—Give what I want in order that thereby I may have a proof that I am stronger than you .... Our power in the present tottering condition of all forms of power will be more invincible than any other, because it will remain invisible until the moment when it has gained such strength that no cunning can any longer undermine it. Out of the temporary evil we are now compelled to commit, will emerge the good of an unshakable rule, which will restore the regular course of the machinery of the national life, brought to nought by liberalism. The result justifies the means. Let us, however, in our plans, direct our attention not so much to what is good and moral as to what is necessary and useful."

    Dictators Prophecied

    When nations have broken down from one cause or another in recent years, almost without exception a strong man has appeared on the scenes to pick up the pieces and put them back together. This has been true in Italy, Turkey, Poland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Persia, Hungary, and Yugoslavia and other countries. The prophecies abound with predictions of the rise of powerful dictators in the end-time of this age. The whole assembly of dictators will someday divide into two groups, Fascist and Communist.

    Daniel prophecied the coming of five great world kingdoms dating from the time of ancient Babylon down to the period immediately preceding the second coming of Christ. In the last kingdom he indicated that ten men would emerge in central Europe with nations typified as iron and clay. But one of these men is predicted to stand head and shoulders above the other nine.

    God's forecast of world politics is now being fulfilled and these events are daily demonstrations that the Bible is an inspired, infallible revelation.

    Nebuchadnezzar was King of Babylon at the time of Daniel's prophecy. His kingdom was at the zenith of its glory. The vision was in the form of a huge image possessing:
    Head of Gold Breast of Silver Thighs of Brass Legs of Iron Ten Toes of Iron and Clay
    The prophet also described a stone "cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces. And the stone became a great mountain and filled the whole earth." The five parts of the image represent the five great consecutive systems of government, and the stone which smashes them typifies the second coming of Christ Whose government will replace all human systems.

    The first kingdom was Babylon. It was symbolized by the head of gold. Daniel was compelled to break the sad news to the king that his nation would be destroyed. Babylon towered to a height never reached by any of its successors. The city laid in a perfect square measuring sixty miles around the top of the walls. The wall was three hundred and fifty feet high and eighty-seven feet thick. The Euphrates river flowed under the walls and through the center of the city between banks of marble. This city with its impregnable walls and moat; its one hundred and fifty huge gates of solid brass; its hanging gardens, rising terrace above terrace which we still look back upon as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; its two royal palaces, one three and a half and the other eight miles in circumference; its subterranean tunnel under the Euphrates connecting the two palaces; its supply of food sufficient to last for twenty-five years in the event of an attack from the outside—this was the golden head built by Nebuchadnezzar which Daniel prophecied would be overthrown. The people were wholly given over to pleasure, unbridled dissipation, and drunkenness. Virtue had given place to vice. After Belshazzar came to the throne, Daniel's prophecy was fulfilled on the tragic night of the great feast when the Medes and Persians suddenly turned the Euphrates out of its banks into a lake, dried up the river bed and marched under the city walls.

    The Medo-Persian kingdom became second in the politico-prophetic series. It was symbolized by the breast of silver. Under Cyrus its borders were pushed far beyond those of Babylon but it was inferior in wealth, beauty, luxury and magnificence. Under Babylon the children of Israel were brought into captivity, but under the Medes and Persians they were restored to their own land. The silver kingdom was supreme over the earth for a few hundred years until the time that Darius Codomannus came into power. He was the last of the line of old Persian kings. Ill-fortune smote him. He was hardly on the throne before Alexander the Great, head of the Greek armies, was trying to destroy him. Although the Persian soldiers outnumbered the Greeks twenty to one, Darius went down. And, Daniel's prophecy was fulfilled, that a "third kingdom of brass shall rule over all the earth."

    In the ever changing political kaleidoscope, Grecia became the third in the series of kingdoms. It was symbolized by the thighs of brass. After the fall of Darius, Alexander knew that his last formidable foe was gone. So he gave himself up to wild enjoyment and a life of restless pleasure. With great arrogance he proclaimed himself a deity. He often murdered his closest friends in drunken orgies. He finally drank himself to death. The fall of Greece under the iron hand of Rome is a matter of history.

    And Rome became the fourth kingdom. It was symbolized by the two legs of iron. Gibbon the great historian says, "The arms of the Republic, sometimes vanquished in battle, always victorious in war, advanced with rapid steps to the Euphrates, the Danube, the Rhine, and the ocean; and the images of gold, or silver, or brass that might serve to represent the nations or their kings, were successively broken by the iron monarchy of Rome." Gibbon uses the word iron in describing Rome and so does Daniel, "And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron." School children read of the "iron legions of Rome." When Christ was born under the shining stars and angel song, it was at a time when the Roman Empire was supreme and included what is now the southern part of Europe, all of France and England, the greater part of the Netherlands, Switzerland, also Hungary, Turkey, Greece, and a small part of Asia and northern Africa. No wonder Gibbon said, "The empire of the Romans filled the world. And when that empire fell into the hands of a single person, the world became a safe and dreary prison for his enemies. To resist was fatal; and it was impossible to fly." The two legs of the image represent the two divisions of the Empire. A thousand years after Daniel's prophecy Rome was separated into two great halves, the western capital in Rome and the eastern capital in Constantinople. The western division continued some four hundred years after Christ and the eastern lasted until 1453 when it was taken by the Turks .... If Daniel were a historian today, looking back, he could not write more accurately than he wrote as a prophet looking down the sweep of the centuries.

    The fifth and final empire is prophesied to be a division of old Rome into ten sections symbolized by the ten toes on the feet of the image. The Roman Empire has existed through the centuries though sometimes sleeping like a mighty Vesuvius as if waiting to belch forth at an unexpected moment.

    On Christmas day, in the year 800, Saint Peter's in the city of Rome was filled with a worshipping throng. Pope Leo Third came down from his pontifical chair to the high altar where Charlemagne was kneeling, and placing on his head a golden crown, saluted and proclaimed him Emperor of Rome. Thus, life was again breathed into the western division and it became known thereafter as the "Holy Roman Empire." The imperial form of Roman government has ceased to exist but the fragments of the Empire have continued and its future revival is certain. John, in the Patmos vision, describes the imperial head of the Empire as a beast whose "deadly wound was healed," meaning that it will be restored. In other words another Emperor is coming who will sit in Caesar's seat to realize Napoleon's ambition of becoming the sole ruler and dictator of the territory which formerly comprised the Roman Empire. It is worthy of note that Mussolini's[3] ambitions lead in exactly the same direction, Caesar being his consuming ideal .... That such a dictator is coming who will do what Mussolini yearns to do, namely revive old Rome, every informed student of Bible prophecy very well knows. The territory will eventually be divided into ten nations over which a Superman will preside. Current history is moving in that direction.

    A superman who will surpass all other supermen is coming. Mussolini will bear watching. He has come up from the very territory where Daniel predicted that "the king of the south" (southern Europe) would arise. This strange man whose latest whim is the law of his country and the terror of Europe has already demonstrated the kind of strength which will characterize the "Man of Sin" and certainly he is at the present moment the world's best candidate for the office. It is asinine for anyone to attempt to picture Mussolini as a heroic character, actuated by altruistic, Christian motives as the editor of one religious journal has tried to do in recent months.

    The United States

    What position does the United States occupy with reference to this plan?

    It is at once evident that America can never become a permanent part of the European League of Nations which takes in only the territory covered by the old Roman Empire. The same is true of Russia who has also remained aloof. All of the nations[4] which are members of the League and located outside the boundary line of the old Roman Empire will eventually sever relations as Japan did recently. However, through interlocking financial systems, the world bank and political connections it is probable that America will be inevitably connected with many of the same arteries as Europe.

    The United States is not without her national sins for which she must be judged. But because of her position in the providence of God it is proper to suppose that she will be spared some of the wrath under which other peoples are certain to come. From the time of the birth of the nation there have been evidences of divine guidance.

    Take for instance the discovery of North America. The sails of the frail vessel of Columbus were set straight for the Maryland or New Jersey coast. A storm came up on the ocean and a strong wind turned the ship southward. The result was that Columbus landed in the West Indies. He did not discover America. A wind saved the continent and caused the Roman Catholic flag of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to be planted in the West Indies instead of this country. Had it not been for that wind how different subsequent history might have been written!

    The Bible says that God sometimes works through the winds for the accomplishment of special providences. In the narrative of Jonah we learn that "God sent out a great wind into the sea." There are frequent statements like the following, "Even the wind and the sea obey him," "He caused his wind to blow," "He brings the wind out of his treasuries," "He walketh upon the wings of the wind," "He caused an east wind to blow" and "Thou didst blow with thy wind."

    There was another example of this kind of supernatural intervention on April 22, 1915 when it looked as though the Germans had the world war won. The German meteorological department in cooperation with army officials fixed that date as the logical time to turn loose the first deadly wave of poison gas upon the Allies from the town of Ypres. The attack was entirely unexpected and of course the allied soldiers were not prepared for it, gas being a new thing in warfare. Germany was ready to celebrate; they thought the war was over. It only remained now for them to march on the English Channel, and France, Great Britain, and for that matter all of Europe, would be under her feet. Dr. Schmaus, the head of the meteorological department had reported that the winds were fixed and settled for thirty-six hours to come. Within a few hours the allied lines would be buried in fog banks of gas. But a strange thing happened. Suddenly the wind turned and the billows of deadly poison were flung back upon the German army. And the Scripture was fulfilled, "Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein." Dr. Schmaus said in his official report, "In forty years of meteorological records of the German government the wind never acted so peculiarly before." What was even more striking was the fact that the wind whirled in only a small area. Jeremiah said, "His chariots shall be as a whirlwind."

    There was a similar occurrence on the first day of the battle at Gettysburg. The Union forces had been hammered into a semi-circle by the Confederates whose next move under General Longstreet was to attack one side while General Ewell with his forces was to push in from the other side. Their strategy was to crush the Union army between the two powerful lines until it would be utterly wiped out. Both Generals were to begin their bombardments at the same time. Longstreet pounded for four hours and was defeated before Ewell even began. In his official report Ewell said, "The wind was so peculiar I could not hear Longstreet's bombardment, and didn't know he was attacking until it was over."

    Had it not been for the wind which Columbus encounter America would have been cursed by the same paganism, abominations and papal sorceries as the West Indies instead of becoming a place of religious liberty and virile Protestant Christianity.

    Isaiah and the Nation's Birth

    In the thirteenth chapter of Isaiah, the prophet utters a prophecy concerning Babylon and the Jews. In the fifteenth and sixteenth chapters he speaks of the land of Moab. The next chapter refers to Damascus. The nineteenth and twentieth chapters have to do with Egypt and Assyria while twenty-one and twenty-two deal with Media, Arabia and Tyre. Coming to the eighteenth chapter we find a reference made to an unnamed country which has to do with the period in which Israel is to be regathered to its national homeland. And since Israel is returning to Palestine at the present time we may assume that the prophecy concerns some great nation active in world affairs today. There is evidence that that nation is the United States.

    The prophet looked toward the west and saluted "a land shadowing with wings." He was evidently speaking of a country whose emblem would be the eagle and under whose wings all races and types of people could take refuge and enjoy freedom of conscience and religious liberty .... The country to which Isaiah referred was to be situated beyond, or, west of Ethiopia. Take a map and move west from Palestine to Africa and the eye will travel directly to the United States .... "The nation meted out and trodden down." We are assured that a more perfect translation of this passage would be "a land measured out under the treading." In other words, a nation that is surveyed with an exactness before unknown. Until the United States government surveyed by the North Star and divided all public lands into square mile sections, half mile, and quarter mile divisions, all countries had divided the soil according to local boundaries and land marks .... "Whose land the rivers have spoiled"—or "divided." Study a map of this nation and see how frequently its rivers are used as dividing lines. From Canada to the Gulf the Mississippi carves the boundaries of many states. The Rio Grande separates the United States and Mexico on the south. In the west are such rivers as the Colorado, Columbia and Snake serving the same purpose, and in the south and east we see the Ohio, Chattahoochee, Connecticut, the St. Lawrence and other rivers cutting the lines between different states and Canada .... That America holds the position of dominant power in world affairs no one will deny. Hence the prophet's words, "All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifted up an ensign on the mountains and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye." .... "A people scattered and peeled." A correct translation of this puzzling phrase would be "a nation tall and clean shaven," or "tall and polished." More than three million American soldiers were called into action during the late war and it was the tallest army ever known, the average height being five feet and eleven inches. And aside from a small moustache here and there among them, beards were unknown in that vast army.

    In 1893 the United States Supreme Court declared, "This is a Christian nation." When Daniel Webster pleaded another famous case before the Supreme Court it made this record, "Christianity is the common law of the land." When a president takes the oath of office he does it on the Bible. When a witness takes the stand he swears by the Bible. Our whole system of jurisprudence is based upon the ten commandments. We observe one day in seven as the Sabbath, a day of rest. A day of Thanksgiving to God each year is a national festival. Our coins are stamped "In God We Trust." We got our idea of constitutional government from Moses. Both the constitution of ancient Israel and our own resulted from oppression. The government under Moses had thirteen tribes; ours had thirteen colonies. The law of Moses provided for a Supreme Court of seventy men; an appeal on the part of any citizen could be taken to that body and our system is exactly the same. It has been pointed out that the constitution of ancient Israel and our own were the only two ever submitted to the people for ratification. Both constitutions provided for the naturalization of foreigners. Neither permitted one who was foreign born to become a ruler.

    The founders of the American Republic were men who possessed a great faith in God and the Bible. When the representatives of the thirteen colonies met in Philadelphia to frame the constitution they engaged in three weeks of wrangling. When it looked like the meeting might break up in confusion, it was Benjamin Franklin who arose and said, "Mr. President, I perceive that we are not in a position to pursue this business any further. Our blood is too hot. I therefore move you, sir, that we separate for three days, during which time, with a conciliatory spirit, we talk with both parties. If we ever make a Constitution it must be the work of a compromise. And while I am on my feet I move you, sir, and I am astonished that it has not been done before, for when we signed the Declaration of Independence we had a chaplain to read the Bible and to pray daily; and I now move that when we meet again we have a chaplain to meet with us and invoke the blessing of heaven. For, sir, it has been wisely written, 'Except the Lord build the city, they labor in vain who build it,' and if it be true that a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, surely a nation cannot rise without His aid."

    We are told that George Washington's face beamed with joy as he arose to second the motion. With their minds energized by prayer, those men, after three days, prepared what Gladstone called, "The greatest document ever struck from the brain of man." And now, at a time like this, when the foundations of so many governments are crumbling, let us remember that "Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people." If the American people come to a full understanding of what is taking place before it is too late and learn concerning the conspiracy of what we call The Hidden Hand, it is probable that the Country can yet be spared a great deal of suffering which is certain to smite other nations.

    The Depression in Prophecy

    It is impossible to anticipate the immediate future or to draw any kind of a satisfactory idea as to what may soon take place among the nations without understanding the position that the Jews occupy in the drama of current events and fulfilled prophecy. It is absolutely true that the Jews are a Chosen People and that, as a nation, they will eventually embrace the Messiah Whom they rejected; they are the central hub around which the prophecies revolve, but it is also true that in the present period of history, the Bible calls them "a curse," "a reproach," "a taunt," and "a byword." Jesus said their "heart is waxed gross" and Isaiah said they would be ensnared by "a delusion." But notwithstanding, the nation as a whole is fitting in, unconsciously, to the working out of a great prophetic plan. And a part of this plan is the prophecied fact that prior to the second coming of Christ their leaders would gain control of the wealth of the world.

    Some Bible teachers have allowed their emotions to over balance their knowledge of prophecy and have engaged in meaningless gush about the supposed helplessness of the Jewish people. True, the Jews have been persecuted, but it is also true that they are now and will continue to be in the future, mighty in the strength of gold. It is generally known that for many years, certain powerful leaders of their race have juggled international finance according to their likes and dislikes. There is little danger of the Jews of the western nations needing Gentile sympathy as far as material and national strength is concerned, in the immediate future. But with the eastern nations, beyond the territory formerly controlled by the Roman Empire, including Germany and Russia, it is certain to be otherwise. For the very good reason that the Antichrist dictatorship which is gradually evolving in Europe will embrace only those nations which are in the old Roman territory. In that territory the Jews will continue to be the all-powerful leaders because of their control of gold. Hitler's attitude toward the Jew is exactly what one might expect because his nation was outside the boundary line of the Roman Empire; his realm will not come under the rule of the coming Jewish-financed dictatorship; the future strength of Germany will result from her contacts with Russia and the nations of the east.

    Zechariah describes just such a breaking up of the nations as we are witnessing at the present time and says there will come a period when people, "shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor." When will this take place? Read the next verse; it will occur when the descendants of the tribe of Judah (the Jews) have gained control of the financial well-springs of the world. Zechariah 14:14, "And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen (the Gentiles) round about shall be gathered together, gold and silver and apparel, in great abundance."

    The financial systems of the world have been paralyzed by the depression. Everything has been thrown into the melting pot. The economic structure will never be the same again. The leaders of finance will cooperate more and more until a central hub will be established and standardized money will be issued. One man will become the head of the institution. The depression is making such a plan not only possible but necessary. Little do the financial wizards who are bending their efforts in this direction know they are fulfilling prophecy.

    Dry Bones and Lions

    Some years ago Mr. Henry Ford made an examination of the "Protocol" documents but not understanding the prophetic element his exposure took the appearance of a general attack upon the Jewish race as a whole. This was unfortunate for it is evident that the great body of Jews themselves are as ignorant of the alleged international conspiracy on the part of their leaders as the Gentiles.

    The so-called Learned Elders of Zion are said to have taken into consideration the fact that many of their own nationality would inevitably suffer along with the Gentiles as the old governmental systems are torn down by economic wars in order to make it possible for them to evolve the new super-government which they are determined to create. On this point we find one of the Elders quoted in "The Protocols" as saying, "Only force conquers in political affairs, especially if it be concealed in the talents essential to statesmen. Violence must be the principle, and cunning and make-believe the rule for governments which do not want to lay down their crowns at the feet of agents of some new power. This evil is the one and only means to attain the end, the good. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it we secure submission and sovereignty .... It is indispensable for our purpose that wars, so far as possible, should not result in territorial gains: war will thus be brought on to the economic ground, where the nations will not fail to perceive in the assistance we give the strength of our pre-dominance, and this state of things will put both sides at the mercy of our international agentur; which possesses millions of eyes ever on the watch and unhampered by any limitations whatsoever. Our international rights will then wipe out national rights, in the proper sense of right, and will rule the nations precisely as the civil law of States rules the relation of their subjects among themselves .... The administrators, whom we shall choose from among the public with strict regards to their capacities for servile obedience, will not be persons trained in the arts of government, and will therefore easily become pawns in our game in the hands of men of learning and genius who will be their advisers, specialists bred and reared from early childhood to rule the affairs of the whole world. As is well known to you these specialists of ours have been drawing to fit them for rule, the information they need from our political plans, from the lessons of history, from observations made of the events of every moment as it passes. The goyim[5] are not guided by practical use of unprejudiced historical observation, but by theoretical routine without any critical regard for consequent results. We need not, therefore, take any account of them—let them amuse themselves until the hour strikes, or live on hopes of new forms of enterprising pastime, or in the memories of all they have enjoyed .... Through the Press we have gained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks to the Press we have got the gold in our hands, notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of oceans of blood and tears .... But it has paid us, though we have sacrificed many of our people. Each victim on our side is worth in the sight of God a thousand goyim."

    Like every nation the Jews naturally yearn for power and supremacy. Almost every nation has persecuted them and their deepest national pride thirsts for revenge. They have been scattered to the ends of the earth for more than nineteen centuries and their dispersion makes it utterly impossible for them to think of organizing armies and doing combat like other nations. According to "The Protocols" there has been at the top of Jewry for many centuries a secret self-propagating group of powerful leaders who have pushed their way into the leading financial circles of all nations. Every member of this group is said to know the others and their methods are most secretive. They work in the shadows. There is every indication that these apostate leaders are preparing the way for the coming of the Antichrist, who in their spiritual blindness they will regard as being the Messiah. But he will be the Devil's messiah.

    "The Protocols" expose their plan of economic warfare and assert that they are directly responsible for putting the nations of the world on the gold standard. There being such a comparatively small amount of gold in the world they knew they could gain control of it, whereas it would be hopeless to think of controlling an endless amount of silver and paper money. A common ground had to be established which would tie all nations together. Out of the chaos which the economic attacks are creating, it is a religious conviction with them to establish a dictatorship built upon gold with the Superman at the head who will be hailed as their Messiah. He is expected to have headquarters in Palestine, the homeland of the Jews which is now being returned to the Zionist Movement by the Gentiles who have held it these many centuries.

    In the third document of "The Protocols" in which there is recorded their conspiracy to produce "a universal economic crisis" that would "throw upon the streets whole mobs of workers" who "will rush delightedly to shed blood," they said that they would be in position to protect their own interests because they would know "the moment of attack." It was therefore significant to hear Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the English Jewish leader of the Zionist Federation, say recently "Despite the world depression Palestine is in an exceptional position, registering no unemployment, and there is even room for new immigrants." Palestine is believed to be the only place in the world which is not feeling the depression.

    While on the face of this conspiracy it is a dastardly plot resulting in untold human suffering, yet the struggle is in keeping with the prophecies which indicate that the Jews will return to Palestine in unbelief prior to the second coming of Christ.

    The 37th Chapter of Ezekiel is a picture of this restoration. The prophet was shown a valley of dry bones and "these bones are the whole house of Israel." Israel has been as dead and dry as these bones during their dispersion, as far as national life and patriotic sentiments are concerned. As the prophet watched the valley he saw the bones take breath, life, sinew, flesh and skin. This refers to the resurrection of Israel's consciousness. There was a great shaking, "and the bones came together." Next there was a strong wind from the four directions and vitalized Israel was re-established in their own land. Before our eyes today we see this prophecy being fulfilled in the return of the Jews to Palestine. The recent opposition which the Jews have encountered in Hitler has only served to unify them and strengthen their positions in all nations because the sentiment created has produced concerted action on their part in all parts of the world.

    Little do the so-called Learned Elders know that their efforts to acquire world dominion for their nation is a fulfillment of prophecy. It will be a day of triumph for them, representing the result of several hundred years of efforts on the part of their esoteric organization, when they manipulate things to put the gold of the world into the hands of a colossal Superman. In symbolism pious Jews speak of the coming of their Messiah as riding on a white horse, which represents earthly power. Designing Jewish leaders will literally set the stage for the Superman and he will be accepted by Israel as the long looked for Messiah. This will be the counterfeit Christ who will set up a system of world government before Christ returns in fulfillment of Daniel's image. Jesus referred to him as "The abomination of desolation" standing in the temple at Jerusalem. The chain age will converge at this personality. He will hold the economic and political chains of the world in his hands.

    How will this affect the position that the United States occupies in prophecy?

    England was a part of the old Roman Empire. There has always been an unmistakable intimacy between the United States and Great Britain. We will presently see that out of the eastern world there is going to arise another great dictator—a Red Napoleon called Gog. The western world will be gagged in the coils of a capitalistic Fascism, while the eastern world will be red with Communism. The dictators of the west will follow a Fascist leader. The dictators of the east will follow a Communist leader. The armies of these two war lords will meet for a great crash in Palestine that will exhaust the human race and prepare the way for Antichrist to set up his dictatorship. The last great Armageddon will be fought later at the time of the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ. It will be a struggle between Christ and Antichrist.

    Ezekiel says that the future of the United States rests with Great Britain and the other nations of the western world. The United States with Great Britain and other European countries will fit into the program of Jewish leadership. When the great mass meetings were held in 1933 for the purpose of creating sentiment against Hitler because of his attitude against the Jews, what nations were most active in sponsoring demonstrations in defense of the Jews? England and the United States!

    Great Britain with the mandate of Palestine which she has held for the Jews since the war is referred to in the prophecies as "the ships of Tarshish" which sail for the purpose of helping to bring about the restoration of Israel. Ezekiel refers to the same Tarshish "with all the young lions thereof." Who are the young lions? Obviously, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United States. England is the parent lion and the young lions come to her support in the final war which will come to a close in Palestine.

    Russia

    The 38th Chapter of Ezekiel explains what is commonly called the Northern Confederacy. In the early part of the chapter we have the word Rosh which is undoubtedly the root word for Russia. The word Meshech stands for Moscow, while Tubal refers to Tobolsk. Over this territory in the land of Magog is a great character called Gog. We read "Thus saith the Lord God; behold, I am against thee O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal."

    Considering that Communism is atheistic it is not difficult to understand why God should address himself as being against Russia. Russia boasts of being openly against God. The London Times reports Zinovieff, the man who directed the 1922 strikes in the United States, as saying, "We shall grapple with Lord God in due season. We shall vanquish Him in His highest heaven and wherever He seeks refuge, and we shall subdue Him forever." The London Morning Post, reports this Red as saying that "on May 1, 1937, there must not remain on the territory of the U.S.S.R. (Union of Socialist Soviet Republics) a single house of prayer to God, and the very conception of 'God' will be banished." The Russian government has adopted the slogan of Karl Marx "Religion is opium to the people." It has created the movement known as "The militant Godless of Soviet Russia" which is said to have a membership numbering into the millions. Its goal is the final destruction of every vestige of religion. "I am against thee, O Gog," is the word of the Lord.

    It has been truthfully said, "The Bible may not be in Russia but Russia is in the Bible."

    Ezekiel also refers to "Gomer, and all his bands." Back in Genesis Gomer is identified as Ashkenz and this word in the Jewish tongue today means Germany. It is therefore established beyond question that the Gomer of the 38th chapter of Ezekiel refers to modern Germany. In other words, it is evident that Gomer and Gog may eventually unite and this means that the future of Germany is likely to be Communistic. This is also borne out by the fact that Germany was not a part of the old Roman Empire and, therefore, can have no connection with Daniel's image.

    Indeed "The sky is red and lowering."

    Communism

    Everyone is acquainted with the phrase, "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." The horses are of different colors, each color representing some event of far-reaching proportions which is to come upon the earth. They are White, Red, Black and Pale. It is predicted that these horses will gallop over the earth in the end-time of the present age.

    Each horse possesses characteristics which make possible its identification. The objective of the Red Horse is to "Take Peace from the Earth." Is it a mere coincidence that the one great system of government in the world today which exists for the open and avowed purpose of destroying peace, should be called Red?

    Modern Communism jumps from Plato to Marx and Engels, two apostate Jews, who published the Communist Manifesto in 1848. This document is the guide to the whole modern Soviet system. Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and all of the Red leaders have studied Marx like Christians study the Bible. Marx worked out the theory of world-wide Revolution which has been put into practice since the war. Believing that all forms of religion only bind the masses by superstition, the first blow must be struck at God, according to Marx.

    In Russia, it is well known that the Greek Church was cold, dead, formal, and ritualistic; it failed to satisfy the deep, God-created, worshipful instinct of the Russian people. It became the tool of corrupt leaders of the government who used it to keep the masses in subjection. This condition opened the gap and made Russia the ideal breeding place for a Revolution. The teachings of Marx soon germinated in the fertile field made ready by the false religious systems.

    Communism demands the destruction of all so-called capitalistic governments and all forms of religion by acts of violence. Revolution is regarded as being absolutely necessary. Moral values count for nothing. The thesis is that civil war is a necessity. God must be dethroned from the lives of the people. A dictatorship, based upon terror, must be set up in each nation with world headquarters in Moscow. Peace must be taken from the earth. This is the Communistic objective.

    Since the butchering of the Czar and his royal family, Russia has become the parade ground of Communist practice. Moscow is the center from which world-wide revolutionary activities are being directed. The Red leaders concentrate first upon one part of the world, then another. The plan has been to keep revolutions breaking out systematically in different parts of the earth. In the year 1922, when the great strikes were being directed from Moscow, the United States government was very near collapse. Few people outside of government circles knew how serious conditions really were. And our country is once more being made the target for Red propaganda and agitation. For very good reasons Moscow believes that the time is ripe to start the Red Horse galloping over our land again, with the ultimate objective of destroying our churches, bombing our government, confiscating our property and introducing a reign of terror, out of which a heartless dictatorship is expected to be set up.

    Every part of the world has come under the Red shadow. The seeds have been sown the world around. From an authoritative source we learn that Dictator Stalin is today "ruler of one-sixth of the modern world." The Red theory is that intelligence is a disgrace, art is wicked, religion is poison, idealism is dangerous, only physical power and violence are virtues, the working classes must seize the reigns of governments everywhere, tear down all flags and raise the red flag of Moscow in their places. Only the dictatorship may possess power, the masses of poor and middle-class people must be kept in a state of terror. Doubtless Stalin visualizes himself as the future emperor of the world.

    Since the year that they came into power in Russia, the Reds have tried to precipitate acts of violence among the laboring classes in America. The Soviet rulers in Russia have made slaves of their own poor and peasant peoples and they hope to do the same thing in the United States. The Moscow dictatorship deliberately tries to keep the Russian masses in fear by creating the most unbelievable methods of torture. They know that if Russia's millions were to become strong and prosperous they would someday overthrow their heartless rulers. The people are hunted like beasts by the most perfect spy system of secret police ever invented by any nation. Stalin's gang regards democracy as being the weakest form of government and by the mere lifting of his finger, at the proper time, he thinks we will crumble like a castle of cards.

    Congressman Fish, in the report of his committee to Congress on Communism, says on page 8 of document number 2290, "Immediately after the creation of the Communist International at Moscow, in March, 1919, a call was issued for the organization of the Communist Parties throughout the world and their adhesion to the Communist International. A convention of extreme American radicals was called in Chicago, in September, 1919, made up of left-wing members of the old Socialist Party and other radicals. It was here that the Communist Party of America was founded as part of the Communist International .... It might be interesting to know that a Japanese, Sen Katayama has represented the American Communist Party and has been its spokesman at Moscow as president of the American section of the Communist International, from 1919 until recently. Katayama has had an interesting career. He was born in Japan in 1859, and being driven out of his own country become to the United States in 1916. where he formed the left Socialist group, which later became affiliated with the Communist International. He is also member of the executive committee of the Comintern and a member of its presidium. He is still in Moscow, employed as adviser on oriental affairs, but presumably on account of his age has given way to others. William W. Weinstein is the present head of the American section of the Communist International .... The communists in the United States openly admit their allegiance to the Communist International at Moscow, and glory in the fact that they obey all the orders issued from there immediately and implicitly."

    The Moscow minds are very clever. They have the largest standing army in the world and yet at all peace conferences we hear them shouting for total disarmament. In the first place they know that no nation on the face of the earth, themselves included, is in position to agree to the complete throwing down of arms, and in the second place, if they were, it would not interfere with the Red attack on other countries since their present strategy is not to fight open wars but rather to create internal struggles in all nations by propaganda, secret organization and anarchy.

    The living conditions of the poor in Russia are too horrible for words. They try to keep the true facts from leaking out, as disclosed by George Seldes, the noted reporter who was banished from the country because he succeeded in evading the censorship. Let Henry Wales, another news writer, who recently crossed the entire country tell you of the condition of the poor, down-trodden laboring classes, "Through the southern districts I saw hordes of tramps, bums and child-waifs, homeless men and boys, thousands of them only eleven or twelve years old. And girls! On their annual migration from the warmth of the south to the larger communities of the north, after the rigors of a winter had passed .... Men in hundreds of thousands, barefooted, ragged, black and filthy. With long matted hair and beards covered with vermin. Polluting the atmosphere with the stench of their unwashed bodies, drawn, haggard and famished, these monsters walked the streets and towns, fighting the dogs and crows for a morsel of stray food .... These peasants, thousands and thousands of them, in their hunger, misery and despair were resorting to passive resistance. They refused to work their lands, and lay down in feigned or real illness when their overseers came to drive them into the fields .... With their wives and gaunt, pale, yellow, listless children, they slept on piles of rags, sand, straw in their huts waiting for the end, whatever it might be."

    This is "the labor paradise" which the Red propagandists preach about. With this kind of labor, the Reds produced cheap products, which were suddenly dumped at unthinkable prices at a moment when no one was expecting it in 1929 and this was one of the causes which contributed to the collapse of the stock markets. Miners, working for twenty cents a day, produced coal that could be shipped and sold to American consumers for one-fourth what it could be bought for in the United States. Similar comparisons could be reported, on other commodities, ores, wheat, cotton, sugar, oil, etc. It was a sudden and entirely unexpected blow that helped to paralyze the markets. The Reds were ready and organized in every part of the world to follow the crash by stirring up and organizing millions of poor people whom they had assisted in throwing out of work.

    The plan was successful. Walk down any street of any City, see the little groups of men congregated, listen to their conversation, hear them express their views, take note of what they are saying about the government, consider the thousands of new members which are being enrolled in Red organizations, read the radical newspapers and magazines, listen to the street corner orators! Not many understand that the Red Horse is back of the depression. Thousands of good men who want to work but cannot find employment have lost their savings. They are seeing their families go hungry, they are good men at heart but the depression is making them bad. They are willing to turn to anyone that promises to offer help.

    Communism beckons. John says, "And there went out another horse that was red; and power was given him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword." Can you think of a better description of Bolshevism?

    The Last Dictator

    "The Protocols" quote the Jewish leaders as taking credit for the growth of Communism back in 1905, not because they believe in its wretched doctrines but because it serves a good purpose in creating general unrest and dissatisfaction among the the Gentile governments. We read, "Our power is in the chronic shortness of food and physical weakness of the worker because by all that this implies he is made the slave of our will, and he will not find in his own authorities either strength or energy to set against our will. Hunger creates the right of capital to rule the worker more surely than it was given to the aristocracy by the legal authority of kings. BY WANT AND THE ENVY AND HATRED WHICH IT ENGENDERS WE SHALL MOVE THE MOBS AND WITH THEIR HANDS WE SHALL WIPE OUT ALL THOSE WHO HINDER US ON OUR WAY .... When the hour strikes for our Sovereign Lord of all the World to be crowned it is these same hands which will sweep away everything that might be a hindrance thereto .... The goyim have lost the habit of thinking unless prompted by the suggestions of our specialists. Therefore they do not see the urgent necessity of what we, when our kingdom comes, shall adopt at once, namely this, that it is essential to teach in national schools one simple true piece of knowledge, the basis of all knowledge—the knowledge of the structure of human life, of social existence, which requires division of labour, and, consequently, the division of men into classes and conditions. It is essential for all to know that owing to difference in the objects of human activity there cannot be any equality, that he who by any act of his compromises a whole class cannot be equally responsible before the law with him who affects no one but only his own honour."

    I am in possession of evidence to the effect that a certain large Jewish-owned banking institution in the United States financed Lenin and Trotsky to the extent of several millions of dollars in promoting the Russian revolution. The Red conspiracy of world revolution is entirely a Jewish conception. No informed person disputes the fact that the Moscow dictatorship is under the control of powerful Jews. It represents a Jewish attack against the Gentile governments of the world. I am checking the evidence before me with utmost care and in a subsequent treatise on prophetic events I may have somewhat more to write concerning this matter. The Moscow Jews whose program of world revolution is no clearly outlined in "The Protocols" represent an entirely different strata of Jewry than those who are now returning to their homeland in Palestine.

    When the time comes that the nations have been sufficiently torn and bled to realize their absolute helplessness the Elders will be ready to step in and take control. They will instantly stabilize the money markets of the world. The Superman whom they will unveil will be hailed as a saviour.

    Concerning the spirit of Antichrist which will then be turned loose but which is now restrained by the Holy Spirit, Paul said, "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way." In the next verse, the Apostle speaks of the coming false Messiah of the Jews, "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders."

    The nations will pass through indescribable turmoil and convulsions before the Beast system is inaugurated. When Antichrist first appears he will introduce a world-wide recovery program. His ideas will be hailed with enthusiasm because they will appear to be the only solution for the economic ills of a war-torn humanity.

    The mysterious inner-circle of Jews, who will then be in control of the world's riches, will foist this Man upon the nations as their Messiah, at the proper time. They will wait until all countries are so weak that they will be willing to grab at anything that promises to bring relief. Still blinded to things spiritual, as was the case when the true Messiah came to earth nineteen hundred years ago, powerful Jews will deceive the world into accepting the Man before whom they will themselves bow. But this will not be done until after the human race exhausts itself in the economic wars which powerful Jews will have created. Disraeli, the Jewish Premier of England once said: "The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."

    The temporary power that the Jewish leaders will acquire under the Beast Government will result in disaster when the Antichrist turns against them during the "tribulation". The spasm of persecution to which Israel will be subjected, at his bloody hands, will surpass anything that the nation has ever passed through. We read in Psalms 55:20, "He (Antichrist) hath put forth his hand against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant." Revelation 12:13, "And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) that brought forth the man child." But even at that time, there will be a faithful remnant of Hebrew Christians who having refused to follow the leaders of their race, will pray the prayer of Psalms 25:22. "Redeem Israel, O God, out of his troubles."

    Persons acquainted with the routine of high finance know to what extent international Jewish wizards have already gained control of the economic well-spring of the nations. Jews have always been the "money-changers". If the Antichrist appears at first to be an ideal "Gentile front", the leaders of Jewry will be disillusioned before his horrible reign comes to an end. Dominated by perverted racial, religious, and political instincts, clothed with power that only gold can give, the system of world dominion that the Jews will inaugurate can only counterfeit and foreshadow the place of blessing that Israel will occupy during the Millennium after the true Messiah returns King of kings and Lord of lords.

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    Notes
    1.↑ Published by Farrar and Rinehart. $2.50.
    2.↑ The Hidden Hand, Defender Publishers, price 25 cents—a prophetic discussion of "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." "The Protocols" purport to be a series of twenty-four documents embodying the official records of a secret meeting of powerful men of finance who more than twenty-five years ago formulated plans for throwing the Gentile nations into chaos by manipulating the sources of the gold supplies of the world. These men are said to be Jews and are believed to control most of the world's gold today. They are quoted in "The Protocols" as saying, among other things, "WE SHALL CREATE A UNIVERSAL ECONOMIC CRISIS." Their threat would seem to have exact fulfillment in the present depression. The conspiracy appears to be the only explanation for the present worldwide economic chaos, moral breakdown and invasion of Communism among the nations. The secret meeting is thought to have been held in 1905 and a Russian whose name was Professor Nilus claims to have gotten access to the records; in 1906 a copy of his book of exposure was placed in the British Museum.
    3.↑ See the author's book, Mussolini and the Second Coming of Christ.
    4.↑ Since the above words were written in the first edition of this book, it is significant to note that Hitler has removed his country from the League, and Germany was not a part of old Rome.
    5.↑ A word of contempt used for the Gentiles throughout "The Protocols."