Apocalypse And Armageddon The Secret Origins Of Christianity The First Shall Be Last And The Last Shall Be First

Author: Hekataios Amerikos
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483433315
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In recent years several books about the beginnings of Christianity and/or of Jesus and the disciples have been written. They range from books based mainly upon faith and the gospels to the outlandishly sensational, which barely even suggest that they are based upon actual, documented history. Yet, in one way or another, they all purport to provide the reader with the historical truth. Still, when reading these other works, one finds that they are at best only loosely based upon real history of the time period and they provide little in the way of historical documentation, let alone critical analysis. This book is an exception because it sticks to the cold, hard historical evidence and proceeds where that evidence leads. This important work of historical non-fiction will serve to enhance public understanding of the true origins of Christianity. This book is designed to serve that purpose. It is not meant to offend, but is meant to provoke critical thought and debate.

Revelation

Author: Will Self
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Killing Roma

Author: Hekataios Pindaros Amerikos
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542654630
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Would you like to know how we got from the first century, the time of Jesus and the apostles, to the Middle Ages? A sequel to "Apocalypse and Armageddon"; this work proceeds from the inception period of earliest Christianity described therein and expands upon it. From that point this work continues into the next four to five hundred years of strife and chaos which was mainly perpetrated by the Byzantine tyrants, beginning with Constantine I, whose aim was the destruction of Greco-Roman civilization along with the destruction of any meaningful references to female leadership in the ancient world. It includes chapters devoted to the ancient philosophers who opposed Christianity along with information about the female philosophers of the ancient world and also chapters devoted to the emperors Hadrian and Julian, demonstrating their roles in the overall picture. It also includes details of the savage murder of the philosopher, Hypatia. The brutal takeover by Christian Byzantine forces is fully on display in this work along with mentions of several who faced their wrath, often via some rather fiendish subordinate characters. In the mix it emphasizes the meaning of the deaths of Julian, Hypatia, the very city of Roma and the ancient Greco-Roman civilization altogether. This is real history based on fact, not faith. This history is seldom provided to the folk at large. It is here presented to the folk to educate those who are open to it.

Pagan Trek

Author: Hekataios Amerikos
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983784804
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This work is a history of Paganism and the Pagan folk from primordial times through ancient and medieval times. This work deals with Paganism and its history in a rational, intellectual way showing it and its history as a positive influence which should be embraced today. It is truly time for a new way of thinking, eliminating the blinders of monotheistic faith and belief. This book is designed to help guide the enquirer in that effort by providing a true and accurate history based upon the historical, literary, and archaeological evidence, coupled with ethics and philosophy. It is an effort to help modern Paganism in its quest for recognition as another religious system that can be accepted as legitimate by those of other religious faith systems. The history found within the pages of this work is not your common history of ancient beliefs, but is a work of many, many years of research and understanding developed through intense study and devotion to the ancient deities. It is a history that has long been delayed, but delayed no longer. If you, the reader, find that you have been missing something within your soul, but never quite knew what it might be, perhaps this is the book for you. It is designed to show you the way of the ancients. It is written with the intent that, you, the reader can, if desired, follow the ancient paths and find release and satisfaction thereby.

Countdown To The Apocalypse

Author: Grant R. Jeffrey
Editor: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307446077
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Daniel prophesied the rise of global government in your future A number of prophets had a glimpse of the future, but God gave only one prophet a precise calendar of the end-times events that will affect the current generation. Writing more than 2,500 years ago, Daniel described a series of cataclysmic events and the signs that will precede the end times. According to prophecy expert Grant R. Jeffrey, many of the signs that Daniel pointed to are visible in our world today. Daniel’s vision reveals startling details about the identity of the coming Antichrist, his political career, his death, and his Satanic resurrection. After completing an exhaustive study of Daniel’s prophecies, Dr. Jeffrey presents a detailed description of the Antichrist’s rise as world dictator, the mark of the beast, and the political maneuvering that will set the stage for global government. In light of the Hebrew calendar and the cycle of Jewish festivals, Dr. Jeffrey uncovered precise dates for major apocalyptic events, including a timeline for the Antichrist’s rise to power, the major events of the Tribulation, and the timing of the Battle of Armageddon. God allowed Daniel to see the world we will soon live in as we approach the time for the return of the Messiah. Now learn exactly what Daniel knew. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Revelations

Author: Elaine H. Pagels
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0143121634
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Explores the New Testament book of Revelation in a historical first-century context, reinterpreting the book as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome that was subsequently adopted by early Christians as a weapon against heresy.

Racing Toward Armageddon Lp

Author: Michael Baigent
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061669032
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Will current generations live to see Armageddon? Are there really sinister forces at work, encouraging its imminent arrival? If so, who exactly are they? In his latest investigative book Michael Baigent takes us to the assembly hall of the UN, the boardrooms of major businesses and powerful lobbying groups, the cabinet meetings of world leaders, the ranches of cattle breeders, the churches of the faithful, and the narrow winding streets of modern Jerusalem, revealing to us the many diverse, public, and clandestine figures behind a perilous messianic agenda. By unveiling truly bizarre alliances, revisiting centuries-old ghostly events still haunting the birthplaces of religion, unraveling complex threads of history to discern the difference between myth and prophecy, and providing a thorough explication of the religious texts underlying all of this madness in the context of the times in which they were written, Baigent presents a very different view of the past, present, and future than that perpetuated by many loose interpretations of scripture. What are faith force multipliers? Which members of the U.S. military top brass have fought to employ them? Which world leader belongs to a secret messianic society called the Hojjatieh? What is the Chalcedon Foundation? And what is the correlation between its tenets, those of sharia law, and the fulfillment of end-time prophecies? The answers to these questions and others will intrigue, mystify, and enrage you, whether you're a person of faith or a staunch secularist. But the author's goal is not simply to shock the reader—it is to help diffuse the time bomb that has been set by the hard-liners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In the end, Baigent asks these questions to deliver an urgent message: that spiritual yearning is actually a deep and personal issue of awareness, one that can bring hope and tolerance to the world, rather than the self-superiority and control that are born of fear and conflict.

Good Omens

Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061991120
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There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . . First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind's final judgment is back -- and just in time -- in a new hardcover edition (which includes an introduction by the authors, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still-burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort) that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.

The Nag Hammadi Library In English

Author: James James McConkey Robinson
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004088566
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First published in 1978, "The Nag Hammadi Library" was widely acclaimed by critics and scholars alike. Containing many of the writings of the Gnostics since the time of Christ, this was the work that launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in may ways as relevant today as they were sixteen centuries ago. Although some of the texts had appeared in other translations, the 1978 edition was the first and only translation of these ancient and fascinating manuscripts to appear in one volume. This new edition is the result of ten years of additional research, and editorial and critical work. Every translation has been changed or added to; many have been thoroughly revised. Unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, the texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is seen as equally significant, bringing to light a long-hidden well of new information, sources, and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Each text is accompanied by a new and expanded introduction. Also included are a revised general introduction and an afterword discussing the modern relevance of Gnosticism, from Voltaire and Blake through Melville and Yeats to Jack Kerouac and science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The translations and introductions to the Nag Hammadi texts are by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project, which includes such scholars as Helmut Koester, George McRae, and Elaine Pagels.

A History Of The End Of The World

Author: Jonathan Kirsch
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061746835
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"[The Book of] Revelation has served as a "language arsenal" in a great many of the social, cultural, and political conflicts in Western history. Again and again, Revelation has stirred some dangerous men and women to act out their own private apocalypses. Above all, the moral calculus of Revelation—the demonization of one's enemies, the sanctification of revenge taking, and the notion that history must end in catastrophe—can be detected in some of the worst atrocities and excesses of every age, including our own. For all of these reasons, the rest of us ignore the book of Revelation only at our impoverishment and, more to the point, at our own peril." The mysterious author of the Book of Revelation (or the Apocalypse, as the last book of the New Testament is also known) never considered that his sermon on the impending end times would last beyond his own life. In fact, he predicted that the destruction of the earth would be witnessed by his contemporaries. Yet Revelation not only outlived its creator; this vivid and violent revenge fantasy has played a significant role in the march of Western civilization. Ever since Revelation was first preached as the revealed word of Jesus Christ, it has haunted and inspired hearers and readers alike. The mark of the beast, the Antichrist, 666, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are just a few of the images, phrases, and codes that have burned their way into the fabric of our culture. The questions raised go straight to the heart of the human fear of death and obsession with the afterlife. Will we, individually or collectively, ride off to glory, or will we drown in hellfire for all eternity? As those who best manipulate this dark vision learned, which side we fall on is often a matter of life or death. Honed into a weapon in the ongoing culture wars between states, religions, and citizenry, Revelation has significantly altered the course of history. Kirsch, whom the Washington Post calls "a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing to modern audiences," delivers a far-ranging, entertaining, and shocking history of this scandalous book, which was nearly cut from the New Testament. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the Black Death, the Inquisition to the Protestant Reformation, the New World to the rise of the Religious Right, this chronicle of the use and abuse of the Book of Revelation tells the tale of the unfolding of history and the hopes, fears, dreams, and nightmares of all humanity.