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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
And this is the Cutting Edge, a radio program dedicated to warning and informing God's people. We are committed to the study and exposition of the inerrant, inspired and authoritative Word of God. The views expressed belong to us, and are not necessarily shared by this station.
Our society is deteriorating, and Bible-believing Christians are ill-prepared to face that deterioration. This radio program is dedicated to preparing God's people to meet the challenges of the Day, and to encourage obedience to the Word of God in being separated from worldliness and false doctrine.
The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.
Few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye-opening truths.
As we have stated on many occasions, we believe the final implementation to the New World Order is very close; since the New World Order is, by New Age definition, the kingdom of Maitreya the Christ (the Biblical Anti-Christ), we are saying that the beginning of the Great Tribulation is very close. If this is true, we should see many of the prophesied events of the Great Tribulation beginning to form on the horizon. Indeed, we do see many of these events, such as the move toward a One-World Government, Economy, and Religion, and toward a cashless economy. We also have seen the emergence of an occultic Plan of action designed to bring about the kingdom of the Christ, which embodies many of the beliefs, plans, and attitudes of which the Bible prophecies for the Great Tribulation.
Today, we will be examining yet one more instance of this phenomena; stay tuned for some information which will shock you to your core, not only because it is unbelievable but because it strikes very close to home: your TV and camera.
First, let us lay the groundwork from Biblical prophecy: (1). "And as He (Jesus) sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, 'Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world'? And Jesus answered and said unto them, 'Take heed that no man deceive you...there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.'" (Matthew 24:3-4, 24).
(2). The Apostle Paul prophecies, "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. and for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:9). The meaning in the original language speaks of unprecedented deception, deception so good that everyone in the world will be deceived, were it not for the Holy Spirit, Who will warn born again Christians through Biblical knowledge, and spiritual insight. (See Matthew 24:24, above)
(3). "He (False Prophet) doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do..." (Revelation 13:13). Literally, the words, "doeth great wonders" means great signs or startling miracles.
In these three Great Tribulation miracles, the Holy Spirit is telling us that the forces of Anti-Christ and the False Religious Prophet will be given the power or the tech-nology to deceive the peoples of the earth into believing their lies. In other words, God will allow Satan to give his people the ability to deceive the peoples of the earth. I have already shared with you my belief that the tremendous leap of technology since approximately 1915 is the result of the Holy Spirit beginning His withdrawal of National Restraining Power, thus allowing Satan to intervene in the affairs of man to create the kind of world of which God had prophesied. Thus, we see that many of our inventors were practicing occultists:
There are other instances, but you get the point that a demon, working through an occultic psychic dream, passed the technological information to these men which enabled them to create their invention. Satan literally could not unite the world as God had foretold with the primitive technology which existed prior to 1915; we cover this fascinating study in detail during our seminar.
We have said all this as background for you to understand the importance of technology to the forces of Anti-Christ. New Age writers are quite bold in their plans to deceive the peoples of the world into believing in Maitreya as the Christ. The boldest publication of these Plans is in a book by Peter Lemesurier, The Armageddon Script. Lemesurier states, on page 236, "...even during the Exodus itself, the semi-legendary Cloud of the Presence may, like the equally-legendary pillar of fire and smoke...have been some kind of technological phenomenon. Certainly, therefore, the use of such special effects should not be ruled out on this occasion [the appearance of Maitreya the Christ]. The world's news-media can be counted upon to do the rest."
In other words, the world's news media would occupy an important role in convincing the peoples of the world that Maitreya is the Christ and is worthy of worship and obedience. When I first read these words of The Armageddon Script, I believed that Lemesurier was merely counting on the natural aggressiveness of the world's news media to con-tribute to the believability of Maitreya the Christ. After I share this following information with you, however, I am sure you will agree with my assessment that the owners of the mass media will be active participants in the Plan of Deception concerning Maitreya the Christ.
NEWS BRIEF: TV Guide, February 22-28, 1992, "Fake News", "Over the last few years, fake news has grown into big business. Every day PR (Public Relations) pros supply the country's 700-plus local TV outlets and the national net-works with news-like reports and features...Most material... arrives as a 'video news release (VNR)'. This is a collection of pictures and words, delivered free of charge by satellite or cassette, which usually includes everything from background shots that can be edited into a story to a fully produced piece ready to air."
In other words, these 'Video News Releases' (VNR'S) are not spontaneous news which has been recorded, nor is it on-scene news reporting; rather, it is carefully planned and executed acting, designed to look like spontaneous news. TV stations, both national and local, are running these VNR'S as though they were really news, even to the point of showing the TV logo at the bottom of the screen during the time of transmission. And viewers are being deceived.
There are many types of VNR's currently being utilized:
How often are TV stations and networks using VNR's? "Roughly 80% of the country's news directors acknowledge that they employ VNR material at least several times a month ...If anything, this statistic probably understates how commonly the PR-produced material airs...newscasters may carry a piece produced by someone else, without knowing that the original story included VNR footage." (p. 16, 26). This incredible information means that VNR material is being passed off as spontaneous news or as journalism produced by the network every evening of the week!! We are being lied to every day by our newscasters.
However, we would be only outraged that TV stations and networks would violate the trust which we have given them; we would not become alarmed as to a possible threat to our freedoms because Government is not getting into the act.
This article continues to expose the ways in which the Government is utilizing VNR's to deceive us. First, several campaigns for President are creating VNR's which are then passed off by the TV networks as spontaneous news. Presidential Candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Kerry are singled out as using VNR's. Thus, these professionally produced mini-films are being used to pervert our election process. The situation is becoming serious. Then, the TV Guide editors really hit close to home.
"President Bush...recently hired former Nightline executive producer Dorrance Smith to handle his media. Since then, Bush has gone to the skies to conduct interviews with TV stations in New Hampshire, Los Angeles, and New York, among other places." (p. 16). Our elected President, with whom we have collectively entrusted our lives, is now utilizing fake news to deceive us. We have been warning you for months that the Bible pointedly tells us that deception will be the hallmark sign of the End of the Age, and that the appearance of Anti-Christ will be accompanied by the lie that the world is going to experience Peace and Safety. We have also been warning you that President Bush is not to be trusted, that he is very different in his heart than he is on the carefully-prepared media surface. But, finally, Bush cannot be trusted because he is an adept in the Satanic Secret Society, Skull and Bones, a Brotherhood of Death Society on the par with the Thule Society in which Adolf Hitler trained.
But, this article shares an even more damaging piece of information as to how President Bush and his Administration has utilized this new technique of Video News Release (VNR). "...Some portions of the Persian Gulf war effort were stage- managed in an effort to rally public opinion for military action against Iraq." (p. 11).
Several examples of this manipulation of public opinion on behalf of the war effort were offered:
(1). ABC's 20/20 and CBS's 60 Minutes showed "coverage" of an emotional hearing before Congress by an anonymous Kuwaiti refugee girl. This girl testified that Iraqi soldiers had stormed Kuwaiti hospitals and seized incubators to be shipped back to Iraq. In many instances, these incubators were occupied by Kuwaiti newborn babies. These Iraqi soldiers threw these babies out of the incubators, thus dooming them to death. President Bush used this incident in several of his speeches to create public support for his war plans. The terrifying truth with this testimony is that this poor refugee girl was the daughter of Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S., and that her entire testimony "had, in fact, been rehearsed before video cameras". By whom were these manufactured films created? By a public-relations firm named Hill and Knowlton, whose director was Craig Fuller, former chief of staff to George Bush when he was Vice-President.
(2). Kuwaiti refugees shared stories with the news media concerning Iraqi atrocities. "Those with the most compelling tales -- and the ones most in keeping with the agenda of Hill and Knowlton's client -- were made available to news organizations, thus limiting journalist's ability to independently assess claims of brutalities. Indeed, the PR firm's operatives were given free reign to travel unescorted throughout Saudi Arabia, while journalists were severely restricted." (p. 12).
At this point, we must realize that the American military had created these severe restrictions on journalists. Therefore, the special treatment of film crews for the Video News Release organizations had to come from the same American military. And who is the Commander of the American military? President George Bush.
This article lists several more instances in which this type of professional film making was utilized to manipulate American public opinion. Outright lies were told, to the full knowledge of many in our Federal Government, including Congress, and not one elected or appointed Governmental official told the truth. We believe this is precisely what will occur during the appearance of the Anti-Christ. Both TV networks and Governmental officials across the world will knowingly cooperate to manipulate public opinion, to convince the peoples of the world that Maitreya is who he will claim to be and that he is worthy to be worshipped. The sudden appearance of this duplicity by present Governmental officials is just one more sign that the Great Tribulation is very close.
Keeping this concept in mind, consider another news article which graphically illustrates how unscrupulous leaders could utilize leading-edge technology to deceive us. For many, many years, people have accepted a photograph as positive proof of a disputed fact. Judicial courts have likewise accepted photographs as admissible evidence. This acceptance is so widely accepted that we have coined the phrase, "pictures don't lie". Current technology has now rendered that belief useless, at best, and dangerous at worst.
NEWS BRIEF: "When Photographs Lie", Newsweek Magazine, July 30, 1990, p. 44-45. Recent advances in technology have made it possible, even easy, for pictures to be altered in such a way that no one, even a professional film maker, could ever detect the alteration. "Simple alterations...can be accomplished with a series of key strokes on the widely available Scitex Response [Computer] system. The process involves giving 'pixels' -- electronic squares -- a binary code that makes them easy to adjust. Layout design, cropping, sizing, and other changes are made quicker, cheaper, and infinitely more flexible. More complicated matching of resolution and color, which once required a technically trained artist, now merely entails more elaborate digitized systems."
In other words, pictures are scanned so that the image is changed to computer pixels, the building blocks of the computer screen. These pixels are then rearranged to create a new picture. Then, the computer creates the new, false image electronically. The result is a perfect picture with-out any tell-tale lines or differences in color which would alert a professional that alterations had been made. To illustrate this point, Newsweek hired an advertising agency to create a dinner party photograph with the following people present:
Obviously, since Elvis Presley has been dead for almost 20 years, this particular group of people could never have actually gotten together for a dinner party. But you would never have realized it just from this picture. Every detail was perfect; there were no tell-tale lines where cutting and splicing had occurred; there were no variations in colora-tion, either of the people or of any part of the background. The computer rearrangement of the electronic pixels had been perfect in producing a false picture so realistic it could convince a court-room jury.
Over 700 private companies now possess advanced similar electronic-imaging systems. We can no longer accept photo-graphs at face value. Advertisements are regularly being altered, as are news stories and documentaries.
The implications are staggering. Any person or private organization who wishes to discredit someone can now "create" their own false reality with a fraudulent photo-graph depicting the victim doing anything they want him to do. And unsuspecting persons will now believe it because they still believe pictures. And if private companies now possess this technology, you can be assured that Governments across the world possess even more sophisticated technology. We have truly entered into very dangerous waters here. Jesus' warnings in Matthew 24 about being deceived now ring even more true than before. When the Anti-Christ arises, pictures can be created beforehand in a studio that make him appear to be doing things that he really could never actually do. He could be shown with God-like attributes in pictures so real that most people would be deceived. Remember that our story above involved only still photos. I believe it possible that truly leading edge technology could exist and be in the possession of Governments that could accomplish the same feat in moving pictures. If this is true we could literally be faced with such compelling fraud that no one would ever suspect it.
Remember two more sobering facts.
These facts are just one more clear indication that we are heading into the final period of human history which the Bible calls the Great Tribulation. The forces of Anti-Christ now possess the technology to fulfill many Biblical prophecies to the letter. Current political and spiritual leaders are in place with the attitudes and capabilities to fulfill Great Tribulation prophecy. If you have doubted before concerning the lateness of the hour, you can doubt no longer.
Jesus warned, in Revelation 18:4, "Come out of her [the wicked system], my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues."
What is your situation today before God? Are secretly holding on to sins which are separating you from God? Are you resisting the call of the Holy Spirit to repentance? If you are, you must immediately cease your rebellion and ask Jesus Christ for forgiveness and receive the eternal life He so wonderfully promises. Are you part of a church which is now denying many of the Cardinal Doctrines of the Bible. You must come out of that church now and join one which is still true to Biblical principles and doctrine.
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