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The Pope and Chinese Torture Camps

A Digest of Biblical Apologetics #4


By Richie Cooley




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It’s hard to believe that at the beginning of last century Britain was jazzed up about fighting colonial wars for the dominion of South Africa (cf. the Second Boer War). Although there’s little to celebrate about modern British culture, the total turnabout regarding colonialism is very commendable. We should all be glad that there has been the quasi-recognition that British culture does not have a right to impose itself on other people groups. (I say quasi-recognition, for there is still the attitude that what trends in the West has a moral imperative to therefore trend everywhere—without exception.)

Obviously someone may point out that Christian missionary efforts often took place under such pretences, yet I don’t think this was a primary motivation for the international exploits—nor should holy endeavours ever be coupled with the carnal and petty desires of fiscal enterprises. If the two were tied together, they shouldn’t have been.

As Christians, we must be willing to suffer alone as valiant martyrs, without counting on help from governments. We are not trying to haughtily impose meaningless foibles upon others, but are rather seeking to bring the transcendent treasures of heaven upon the earth. People will not like us, accept us, nor understand us. Big deal (cf. Jesus Christ). We shouldn’t seek to minimize this pain by courting contemptable partners (cf. 3 John 1:7).

Anyway, as was stated at the onset, because so much has changed in the British outlook regarding African oppression, it’s shocking to discover that this has been a relatively recent change. At the turn of the twentieth century, when there was an opportunity to go and fight on the African continent, many Brits burst at the seams with enthusiasm and pride to accept the call to arms.1 Rudyard Kipling wrote the rhymes, and the young men left the Thames to conquer faraway rivers (despite the timely warning from Joseph Conrad).

What really got them excited? How was it possible to be in such high spirits over trampling other people’s possessions and squabbling with other European oppressors?

A similar hapless enthusiasm was palpable with the start of World War I just a few years later. It’s really hard to see how anyone could have gotten excited about this conflict. According to a common understanding, it was started because of a minor player’s hapless assassination of an heir and the offended country’s desire to more or less cash in on the unfortunate circumstance.2 How could these things breed a giddy fervour? But so they did…

Rupert Brooke epitomized the early enthusiasm for war in his sonnet ‘Now God be thanked who has matched us with His hour.’ Julian Grenfell, a captain in the British army, wrote in a letter, ‘I adore war. It is like a big picnic but without the objectivelessness of a picnic’.3

However, reality would rain on the parade…

Bitterness soon crept in. Siegfried Sassoon, an early enthusiast for the war, had received the Military Cross and was nicknamed Mad Jack for his courageous feats. While recovering from shellshock in Craiglockhart hospital in Scotland, Sassoon wrote of the ‘rank stench of those bodies [that] haunts me still’.3

Of course, it isn’t hard to imagine how the jovial naiveté of young soldiers would evaporate as the disgusting nature of warfare and the mundane military life in general began to break the spell. That’s not really the focus here. Rather, the intended emphasis is to demonstrate how odd it is that people ever get excited over war in general—especially when the causes are often so paltry.

One simple, self-evident (and oft-stated) answer is that people generally have a lust for the destructive. Destruction often promises release from present stresses. People get giddy when their employer goes out of business. Ergo, even though bad things may come about through war, yet the overriding good of a disruption to the eighteen-hour-a-day treadmill lightens the heart in spite.

The other probable, simple reason that warfare is so often celebrated is that it really doesn’t take a lot to whip up people’s enthusiasm, whether the cause makes a lot of sense or not. That’s certainly not a very sagacious, unique observation, but it’s very hard to understand history without such cynicism.

For example, it’s hard to see why anyone would want to fight in the U.S. Civil War to safeguard the horrific practice of slavery. It’s doubly odd for this to have been a cause for the rebels, given that the vast majority of them didn’t own any slaves. And how was slavery ever seen as something romantic and idealistic (cf. the introduction to Gone with the Wind; and whatever you do, don’t blame the Bible; cf. 1 Corinthians 7:21-23)? Getting people stirred up for war therefore must be a rather easy thing to do.

Since the Civil War didn’t begin until states left the union, it must have been rather easy to convince southerners that they were being called upon to safeguard their way of life. Safeguard life through dying in battle and flattening towns? Hum. Something seems missing from that construct of logic. I suppose money and power will always be the greatest helpmeets of philosophers and motivational speakers.

What’s more, this ability to stir people up is perhaps easier now-a-days because of war itself. We’ve mentioned the Civil War in the United States, British colonial wars of the early twentieth century, and World War I. However, probably one of the single greatest influences for the way modernity understands martial right and wrong is World War II. A fascinating publication has recently been released by Peter Hitchens about the myths regarding this conflict.4

Hitchens accomplished many things in this writing. Of particular importance, he debunks the idea that the British got involved in the war for the sake of protecting Jewry. Based upon my readings I always thought this was a bombastic lie, thus it was reassuring to see someone so eminent make the case very plainly. I wish it was true that righteous Western zealots stood up for the Jew, but given such things as the Bermuda Conference, it’s really hard to see how anyone could say this with a straight face.

Another thing that Mr. Hitchens accomplishes is to demonstrate how World War II has given rise to a semi-religious myth regarding warfare. Getting involved in any armed conflict or even fighting climate change (not that he gives this as an example, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called this cause her generation’s World War II a wee while ago) is therefore tantamount to fighting Adolf Hitler. We want our war. We want our medals. We want to be the songs of the new “greatest generation.” We must do anything and everything to stop this present ultimate evil, whatever the current “ultimate evil” may be (unless of course the villainy is something like Joseph Stalin, for that just confuses the whole thing unnecessarily). We’ve learned that’s what warfare is all about. No; it isn’t. Goodwill merchants can’t afford arsenals, and governments don’t generally care for goodwill.

Indeed, these attitudes of martial grandeur preceded World War II. Yet, just as racism preceded Darwinism but was never quite as docile afterwards, concrete cultural bookmarks often prove to be the turning points for mild attitudes of a short-lived nature to morph into monolithic philosophical edifices.

So what is the truth regarding warfare? Well, you have to roll up your sleeves and look at the facts of the matter in their entirety, case by case. For example, it obviously was a great thing that the Holocaust/Shoah was stopped. Yet, one must be honest and also affirm that much more could have been done much sooner about anti-Semitism, and also that this issue wasn’t the main factor in the initial declaration of war against Hitler. Also, one must be honest in calling into question how much righteousness played any part in World War II, given the alliance with Joseph Stalin.

Thus, it doesn’t pay to go along with silly sentimentality. This romanticizes war and leads to pernicious vainglory. Thereafter, the leaky steamboat keeps chugging down the river littered with skeletons. As always, it pays rather to tell the full truth in discussing modern history. As Orwell famously wrote, “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” What if present leaders lie about recent great villainy, taking advantage of the fickleness of the masses?

Truth is as the great disinfectant spray to every germ in the universe. I’ve often thought to myself (and I think I’ve put it in writing at some point), that above all the Ten Commandments, the dictate against false witness stands the greatest chance of never being wiped from society. The command against murder has been done away with via abortion and euthanasia and “embryonic” experimentation. No one cares about honouring parents anymore. Stealing is now okay via socialism. Adultery? Yeah; that used to matter! And people don’t even know what “covet” means anymore.

What’s left of the wise commands from Sinai? Well, people don’t like to be lied to. It’s a personal insult. It is saying, “You are just a pawn in my game. You don’t really matter to me.” Now what if that is said to God? What if we insult the Almighty while seeking power and prestige among mortals? The Popes of history have been notorious for this. And they are still at it. They have buried truth and used their clout to cash in. God is just a pawn in their game. Ergo, he must not really matter to them.

One of the most egregious examples of lying against divine truth transpired when Pope Francis legitimized the godless and oppressive Xi Jinping. Since the Cultural Revolution began decades ago, China has shed a sea of blood. Much of it has been from Christians. In terms of sheer numbers, the government of China has probably persecuted more Christians than just about any organization in history. (Ironically, a major rival for this title would probably be the Roman Catholic Church.)

One of the most heroic contemporary Christians is Liu Zhenying (Brother Yun). Let’s read one of the many tortures he endured at the hands of the government…

That day two new officers came to interrogate me. I refused to talk. I just closed my eyes and lay down. One of the men kicked me and shouted, “Yun, you will speak today!” The other officer forced my eyelids open and said, “Look around, Yun! We have methods to deal with people like you”…

This time they had brought various instruments of torture with them, including whips and chains.

Another officer approached me with an electric baton. He turned the voltage up to the highest level and struck my face, head and various parts of my body with it. Immediately my body was filled with overwhelming agony, as if a thousand arrows had pierced my heart…

The guards were called back in. They spread my hands and feet and held me down on the bed. Then they separated my fingers and held them palm-down on a wooden board. The doctor took a large needle, labelled number 6, from his bag. Starting with my left thumb, he jabbed the needle under my fingernails one at a time.

I can’t describe how I felt. It was the most excruciating agony I’ve ever experienced.5

That was just one encounter he had with the Chinese government. He had many encounters. Liu was able to escape, but the persecution of Christians has never stopped. In fact, due to a shift in politics, things appear to be getting worse. A reputable organization which concentrates on Christian persecution states…

The management of religious affairs in China lies with the Communist Party now, not just with the government. And Christians are intensely and increasingly feeling this shift and fear of Christian persecution. Since the Communist Party took over, the implementation of the regulations on religion, the treatment of religious groups, especially Christians, became much harsher across the country. Crackdowns against Christians happen countrywide and in both state-approved and non-registered churches. The youth are increasingly being removed from church life; worship is monitored via CCTV and spies; and teachers and medical workers are told they are not allowed to have any religious affiliation.6

This organization ranks countries in terms of persecution. They take many factors into consideration. They moved China up the list significantly in the last year (from number 43 to number 27). They cite several reasons for this (such as new regulations and the renewed implementation of old rules), but it can be summed up well by this statement:

…The Chinese government, ruled by the Chinese Communist Party, works hard to make sure nothing in the country is a threat to the absolute authority of the Party—and its chairman, Xi Jinping.7

The persecution has seemingly always stemmed from a desire for China to control religion. They will allow a measure of religious freedom, but only on their terms. For example, Yun stated…

We know there are many true followers of Jesus attending the government-sanctioned church in China today…[Yet] ministry is not allowed without…permission. Evangelism is discouraged. All outreach to children is strictly banned. They even decree that certain parts of the Bible cannot be preached, such as the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus. They are not allowed to teach on divine healing, or the deliverance of demons. The entire Book of Revelation is banned!8

On a bitter footnote, it’s scary how the Chinese government mirrors liberal Christianity!

Anyway, this has heroically led many Christians to follow God instead of man, and thus the government has responded. Although of course no Westerner should fault a Chinese Christian for belonging to a state-compliant church, the ever-changing rules and tighter restrictions proves this to largely be an exercise in futility.

Moreover, this isn’t just a Christian cause. Anyone who holds to a fervent religious belief is an enemy of the Communist Party of China. For example…

In an effort to suppress religious beliefs, the authorities often cite various high-sounding reasons for forcibly demolishing churches and Buddhist temples, such as claiming that these religious buildings are “polluting the water source” or “occupying farmland”…

For instance, on December 16, 2018, the Municipal Party Secretary of Taizhou city, in eastern coastal China’s Zhejiang Province, visited a reservoir in Ningxi town to conduct an inspection and, upon seeing there was a Three-Self church [the state-sanctioned one], named Xiaokeng Church, next to the reservoir, he instructed the town’s mayor to demolish it.

Later that evening, the mayor called the head of the church and reiterated the order to tear the church down because, allegedly, it’s “too close to the reservoir and will pollute the water source.”

Naturally, the believers pointed out that they had permission to build the church, in that spot, with town government permission. If the church was truly polluting the water source, why did the government allow it to exist next to the reservoir? And for more than 20 years, no less…

Over in the northern province of Hebei, a Buddhist temple was also forcibly demolished by the authorities on the suspicious grounds of being an “illegal building.”

On October 18, authorities in Hebei’s Shenzhou city dispatched about 30 demolition workers to destroy the Puguang Temple, which resulted in 12 Bodhisattva statues being destroyed.

Three days later, the temple was turned into a pile of rubble.

The reason cited by the authorities was that the temple “occupied basic farmland” and was an “illegal religious activity venue.”

But if you ask local elderly villagers, the site of the temple was not farmland as no crops had ever been planted there. And like the Xiaokeng Church, it, too, had received permission by the township government to be built.9

And of course, this intolerance of all religions has come to the fore with reports of torture camps aimed at the persecution of Muslims. Primary testimonies are coming in from China, and they are indeed very disturbing…

The camp employee agreed to speak to us on the condition of total anonymity. We’ll call him Mr. Liu Guang…

Previously employed at a public sector organization, Mr. Liu was transferred earlier this year to work in one of the camps in Xinjiang. Against his will, he is now one of almost 2,000 staff members there…

Mr. Liu revealed that each camp has a quota of detainees that it has to fulfill. If the quota is not met with Uyghurs [mainly Muslim], then the Han Chinese people with religious beliefs are picked up [often Christians and Muslims].

“The current policy is to ‘admit all who should be admitted.’ Almost all Uyghurs in my county have been arrested. There is no one to farm the land or look after children,” Mr. Liu said. A local middle school was recently converted into a camp due to overcrowding elsewhere. It currently holds many Uyghurs.

At the camp where Mr. Liu works, the Uyghur detainees are divided into four levels of supervision: lenient, ordinary, strict, and enforced.

The enforced “class” is almost exclusively made up of Uyghurs and Huis, whereas the Han Chinese are mostly put into the ordinary supervision “class.”

“Those in the enforced supervision classes at the camp are like the prisoners serving heavy sentences in detention centers,” Mr. Liu said…

The classification of “students” is decided after the so-called “screening team” makes regular assessments. The team, for example, checks if people have signed a “statement of repentance” or have admitted their “guilt.”

Those who get a “good” evaluation may be sent to a class with less strict supervision while those who don’t are sent to a detention center. “The situation is tense this year. Most people sent to detention centers are sentenced to a prison term of at least five years. Some are sentenced to 30 years, which is basically equivalent to being locked up for life,” adds Mr. Liu.

The Uyghur detainees are forced to learn Mandarin and the classes are divided into three levels, i.e., beginner, intermediate, and advanced…

But even if a Uyghur manages to get a perfect score in Chinese, he or she will not be allowed to leave the camp. “They call it ‘education and training,’ but they don’t release people after that. Even I can’t figure out why,” Mr. Liu said.

The detainees are often assaulted at the camps as well, physically and verbally. Given the miserable life inside, they are often willing to do anything to see their family members. However, the authorities use this as a control tactic.

For instance, those who score at least 95 points (out of 100) on their monthly assessment, they get to meet with their families that month…

Those who show a “poor performance” are denied the permission to meet with families…10

About this time last year The Washington Post published a perceptive op-ed, foretelling what was to soon transpire via the Pope…

The Vatican appears to be seeking a rapprochement with China, almost 70 years after Beijing broke ties. But the Catholic Church has little to gain and much to lose from mending ties with the Communist Party-ruled country. And Pope Francis should be under no illusions: Any agreement the two sides may strike will be entirely on Beijing’s terms.

This month, the Vatican asked two underground Chinese bishops to step down in favor of their Beijing-approved counterparts, one of whom the church in Rome had already excommunicated. Then yesterday, the Vatican indicated it would recognize the legitimacy of seven Communist Party-approved bishops. The moves come after several years of statements and other indications from Pope Francis that he hopes to mend ties with China.11

In the autumn of last year a “breakthrough” formally came about. (The familiar) Harriet Sherwood (commendably) reported:

The Vatican and China said yesterday they had signed a historic agreement on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fuelled tensions between the Holy See and Beijing and thwarted efforts toward diplomatic relations.

The provisional agreement, which was signed in Beijing by deputy foreign ministers from both sides, was described by the Vatican as “the fruit of a gradual and reciprocal rapprochement”, following a long process of careful negotiation, and subject to periodic review.

“It concerns the nomination of bishops, a question of great importance for the life of the church, and creates the conditions for greater collaboration,” the Vatican said.

In Beijing, the foreign ministry put out a statement saying: “China and the Vatican will continue to maintain communications and push forward the process of improving relations between the two sides.”

But the deal was denounced by critics as a sellout to the communist government. “They’re [sending] the flock into the mouths of the wolves. It’s an incredible betrayal,” Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former archbishop of Hong Kong who has led the opposition to the deal, told Reuters.12

When major news organizations criticize the Catholic Church, the Vatican tends to listen. Unsurprisingly therefore, there have been many words published apologizing for and/or defending the Pope’s appeasement of Xi. There have also been statements put out by Catholic leaders that sound much more conservative and stalwart against communist persecution. Ignore all that. That’s just typical, political, papal propaganda (such as the meeting with Kim Davis over-against the Pope’s love affair with liberalism).

The Roman Catholic Church has turned its back on Chinese Christians.

Many writers have published criticisms of Pope Francis since last autumn. That has given him a lot of time to reflect. He hasn’t changed. Rather, he has dug in his heels.

Firstly, in response to his normalizing relations with China, the Communist Party tried to give him a boost by showing feigned respect to a few underground bishops. A Chinese publication (with ties to the state) explains…

…China acknowledged two underground bishops after a landmark bishop appointment agreement signed between China and the Vatican in September 2018.

On Thursday, an inauguration ceremony for Jin Lugang as coadjutor bishop for the diocese of Nanyang, Central China’s Henan Province was held. The ceremony is the first of its kind for a bishop from “underground churches” after the September agreement.13 

So let’s keep score. Last year the Pope took a giant step in normalizing relations with China. He wanted to fully support communist-compliant bishops. However, due to public pressure, this has been assuaged a bit. There has been a couple of underground bishops “promoted” for the sake of appearances. Yet what does this mean? Do these underground bishops have freedom of conscience? Absolutely not. The article from China goes on to say…

The “non-official” clergy need to follow religious regulations in China to gain the civil government’s recognition, and fulfilling their social responsibility is also an important reference for the status, clergy in China previously told the Global Times.13

So in other words, these underground bishops must become state-sanctioned, communist bishops. This isn’t even a token gesture from China. It is a total embarrassment to the Christian world, prettied up by political spin. What kind of victory is that?

Secondly, many publications have picked up on the fact that along with all this “goodwill” there has been highlighted the express command of Francis for bishops in China to obey the Communist Party. This is the digging in of his heels that I previously mentioned. The article from China was happy to highlight this “holy” directive…

In the latest goodwill gesture toward Beijing, Pope Francis has called on seven Chinese bishops, whose pastoral duties were made public on Sunday, to show “respect and loyalty to civil authorities” while adhering to their faith.

“As members of the Chinese people, they are obliged to show respect and loyalty to the civil authorities,” [the] Pope was quoted as saying in an article published by Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano on Sunday.13 [emphasis added]

Why is Pope Francis doing this? Well, I can only assume it’s for the sake of power. A lot of big tech companies have been in the news lately for dodgy deals being made with Russia or China or Middle Eastern nations. I generally don’t care about what big business does. It’s difficult to hold major corporations to Biblical standards. Yet Christianity isn’t a big business. Ah, but Roman Catholicism is. This is completely contrary to the Scriptures. As the apostle John said regarding commendable missionary work…

…Because for [His] name they went forth, nothing receiving from the nations; we, then, ought to receive such, that fellow-workers we may become to the truth. -- 3 John 1:7-8 [Young’s Literal Translation]

All I can do is to ask Roman Catholics to reconsider their faith in the light of these sad events. What kind of “vicar of God” bears false witness in the name of God?

As was alluded to above, bearing false witness is condemned in the Ten Commandments, and for good reason. As Joseph Conrad stated (and by the way, his famous novel wasn’t necessarily racist14; I’m rather undecided on the matter; like Uncle Tom’s Cabin, it made important points in its day)…

You know I hate, detest, and can’t bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies—which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world—what I want to forget. It makes me miserable and sick, like biting something rotten would do.15

In conclusion, the only reason a Christian might not proclaim loudly the sins of China is the desire not to provoke more persecution. That’s a reasonable concern. Although I doubt the Chinese government will ever know of this writing (unless their internet surveillance is truly Orwellian)—in the unlikely event that they do—all I can say is that I ask Xi not to take out my punishment upon Chinese Christians. Come pick me up if you must have godless vengeance. I’ll not resist, nor is it likely that any Western government will come to my defence. (And no, I don’t have a martyr’s complex. If anything, I just weary of the treadmill as well.)

It’s also very unlikely that any Christian in China will ever read this. In the unlikely event that they do, I’d simply like to say, “You are my heroes. May God bless you. Keep pursuing life and truth, for God is writing the only history book that will ever matter.”



Citations

1Bourke, Joanna. Witness: 1900-1909. BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

2Colley, Rupert. World War One. London: HarperCollins, 2012. (pgs. 6-8; Epub)

3Ibid. (pg. 16; Epub)

4Hitchens, Peter. The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion. London: I.B. Tauris, 2018.

5Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. The Heavenly Man. London: Monarch Books, 2002. (pgs. 110-113)

6https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/china/ [Accessed: February, 2019]

7Summers, Christopher. “5 Things to Know About China’s Big Jump on the 2019 World Watch List.” January 22, 2019. https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/stories/5-things-to-know-about-chinas-big-jump-on-the-2019-world-watch-list/

8Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. The Heavenly Man. London: Monarch Books, 2002. (pgs. 54-55)

9Kairui, Sun. “Churches and Temples Demolished For Made-Up Illegalities.” February 8, 2019. https://bitterwinter.org/churches-and-temples-demolished-for-illegalities/

10“‘Studies’ in Prison: Staff Member Uncovers Details of a Xinjiang Camp.” November 27, 2018. https://bitterwinter.org/staff-member-uncovers-details-of-a-camp/

11Allen-Ebrahimian, Bethany. “Pope Francis is giving in to the Chinese Communist Party.” February 2, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/02/02/pope-francis-is-giving-in-to-the-chinese-communist-party/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4472dce0ef0a

12Sherwood, Harriet. “Vatican signs historic deal with China – but critics denounce sellout.” September 22, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/22/vatican-pope-francis-agreement-with-china-nominating-bishops

13Ruohan, Li. “Pope calls on Chinese bishops to respect civil authorities while adhering to faith.” February 3, 2019. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1137979.shtml

14Jones, Jonathan. “The unjust prejudice against Conrad.” December 5, 2007. https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2007/dec/05/theunjustprejudiceagainstc

15Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/219/219-h/219-h.htm [Accessed: February, 2019]



V. Other Works By Me

[Anything not here that bears my name I’ve discarded due to poorness of quality.]

Is the Bible Divinely Inspired? (Special Edition) [recently edited]

Dinosaur (The Bible’s Forgotten Prophecy)

A Fortnight from God (A Dialogue with Dom)

The Mark of the Beast (Prophecy’s Crown Jewel)

The Gospel Salvation by Grace

Zechariah’s Dreamscape

Christmas in Eden (A New Theory of Adam)

A Biblical View of UFOs

Dystopia (A Christian Essay on Huxley’s, Brave New World)

A Brief Look at Hell

Daniel and the Dhammapada Eastern Beauty and Ancient Prophecy

The Coming False Revival and the 144,000

A Biblical Survey of the Rapture (Predicting the Vanishing of Millions)

House of Abaddon (The State of Modern Science)

The Inferno: A Biblical Survey of Plagues

The Day the Sun Stands Still (A Translation and Commentary of Revelation 16)

Werewolf (A Biblical View)

The Future Implosion of Nature (A Translation and Commentary of Revelation 6)

Philippians 2:5-11 (The Bible’s Hidden Gem)

How to Become a Christian (or, “Born Again,” “Saved,” “Converted,” etc.)

Bible Prophecy Digest #1

The Book of Jonah (A New Translation and Commentary)

My Civil Disobedience… (An Open Letter to a British Journalist from a Fundamental Christian)

UFOs, Alien Abductions, and the Apocalypse: (The Case of Betty Andreasson)

The False Prophet (A Translation and Commentary of Revelation 13:11-18)

Unleavened The Certainty of Eschatology (A Short Treatise)

The War of Gog and Magog (A New Translation and Commentary)

Messianic Purim (A Short Commentary on the Book of Esther)

Evidence of Divine Authorship: The Biblical Account of Elisha

Biblical Demonology: A Scriptural Survey of Demons and Spirits

Christianity and Idols (A Sermon)

More Evidence of Divine Authorship (Biblical Numerology)

How To Teach Yourself New Testament Greek (Some Friendly Advice)

An Asteroid, A Comet, And The Coming Apocalypse

More Aliens and Evolution Bible Prophecy Digest #2

150 Days Later Fear of Zombies: A Christian Essay

Regarding Donald Trump (Or, Bannon Marches On)

Dear Rodrigo Duterte (Evidence of Divine Authorship in Isaiah 40-66)

“The Son of Perdition” (A Scriptural Survey)

Deliver from Evil? A Glimpse at the Catholic Abuse Scandal

Bible Prophecy: 22 Reasons Why Time May Be Short

To Any Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon Upon Troubled Waters

The Necessity of Christian Crudeness (A Short Refutation of Ecumenical Efforts)

Indifferent Honest Christian Reflections on Hamlet

Bible Prophecy Digest #3 (November 10, 2018) Betty Hill and Harvard

Forensic Justification (A Commentary on Romans 3:24)

Prophecy and Pontius Pilate A Digest of Biblical Apologetics #1

The Fifth Dimension God and the Cosmos

Isaiah’s Overlooked Declaration (Surprising Proof of a Theanthropic Messiah)

Demons in Devon (UFOs as Fairies) A Digest of Biblical Apologetics #2

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (A Bad Omen) A Digest of Biblical Apologetics #3

The Riddle of the Frogs (An End Times Essay)

The Nephilim/Fallen Angels (A Biblical Survey)

The Pope and Chinese Torture Camps A Digest of Biblical Apologetics #4


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