With Tax Evasion – You Get Cult

Indeed, more than 300 Republican candidates for state and national office have been identified by CBS News as “election deniers” for having stated their refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election as legitimate.

Why wasn’t Justice Thomas called before the Jan6-Com? They knew millions of women had it out for Clarence, who must have known The Children of The Kraken had it out for Mike Pence! Did the Six shield Clarence by releasing his wife’s interview – ON FRIDAY – and then they close the shop? You wouldn’t want ten thousand women marching to Ginni’s house around election day. You might make them look like Christian Martyrs.

Ginni pretends to be in a fog, suggesting there was NO PREMEDITATION on her part. But, here she is, worried Mike Pence will not be a ELECTION DENIER – before such a person existed! This is supposed to be IMPROMPTU. I have been to famous demonstrations. When I saw the gallows, I knew there was A PLOT, and this was carefully planned. Why didn’t the Six get into this – wooden outrage – that Clarence Thomas saw on T.V. Was he – home alone – wondering how his wife was doing. Did Ginni tell him she was going to listen to Trump – AND JOHN EASTON – who knew Clarence? Did C know Easton to be a troublemaker? Did he see Trump as a troublemaker? Was he worried his wife – would get in trouble? What kind of trouble, he doesn’t have a clue, because THEY NEVER TALK about all the stuff that goes on in Washington. Bullshit!

“If you get in trouble – you’re on your own!”

“You too darling! Mums the word!”

No one buys it. Here’s a good question. Has Ginni kept track of the 300 ELECTION DENIERS who ran for office, or, was she done – after her hubby scolded her? Surely when she came home – BECAUSE SHE WAS COLD – they watched THE COUP together on T.V. Did they work out a code, where Clarence asks questions, and Ginni raps on the coffee table. Two raps is – YES!

“Did you have anything to do with making sure one of your groups brought gallows building material?”

This looks like PREMEDITATION! Demand the DOA GO AFTER THE THOMAS’ so that they SQUEAL – spill the beans. Do they pay their taxes? Did they hear anything about Trump trying to sell TOP SECRET documents – because he is BROKE? This is what a cult looks like IN THE EMD DAYS!


“Conservative activist Ginni Thomas saw indications that former Vice President Mike Pence would concede the 2020 presidential election before former President Donald Trump was ready to do so, according to a transcript of her interview with the House committee that investigated the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Though Thomas met with the committee in late September this year as it probed the Capitol riot, the transcript from the meeting was not released until Friday. During the interview, Thomas was asked about what she discussed with Paul Teller, the executive director of Pence’s advocacy organization, in the post-election timeframe.


The murder-suicides’ connected with Jim Jones, devastated the Bay Area because there was so many groups creating alternative life-styles and religions. After being FORCED TO REVEAL his taxes, it is clear to many that Trump CONDUCTED A COVERT CULT made up of ;The Jesus Committee’ a name I apply to the Tea Party – THAT IS A COVERT RELIGIOUS POLITICAL ORGINIZATION!

The key word is COVERT! Why hidden? Because there are a thousand ministers connected to, and behind Republican Politicians, that they could – LOSE THEIR TAX EXEMPTION – like Bob Jones did, after outlawing mixed-race couples on his campus. This gave rise to – THE ANTI-ABORTION CULT – that Clarence Thomas know a lot about – as do the Justices that Trump nominated – that should be dismissed BECAUSE THE SUPREME COURT IS NOW A CULT! How many Justices DOUBTED Trump when he talked about his taxes, AND, wondered if he – IS A CRIMINAL?

What the F—-K is the ‘Kraken’ plan? Does Ginni know what a Kraken is? How about her husband – who I suspect RESCUED GINNI FROM A CULT. She admits to belonging to cults and considers herself AN AUTHORITY ON CULTS! Did anyone else notice the Jan6th. Committer put on the brakes – just when it was time for Ginni to testify? I suspect this was because of the elections, and, it would look like the J-Committee was GOING AFTER CHRISTIANITY.- resulting in major defeats/

THE KRAKEN – LIVES! It is invading the Ukraine – as I type. Women and children – are dying! Millions of Christians are working hard to avert our attention. WHY? Because Putin’s Cult RESEMBLES THEIR CULT! Putin used to work for KGB and is spying on ‘The election Deniers because they are THE KHRISTIAN KRAKEN who run the charismatic Dead Jesus – for office IN PROXY! The Christian Collective – HATES Bill Clinton and Barak Obama because they have to believe they are the HEADS OF A LEFT-WING CULT OF SATAN, that get the votes of brainwashed educated Liberals who can not see who they are VOTING FOR…..SATAN NOT JESUS!


This why millions of Christian tolerate THE SINS of Donald Trump, because….HE’S A CHARISMATIC FOR JESUS – who bid voter to…..VOTE FOR LEADER JESUS!

Last night I saw Zoe Lofgren on MSNBC. She was being – elusive about Ginni Thomas. She hinted at another investigation – in the Senate? I am wondering if Ginni is mentally ill, and believes she has the ability to talk to Jesus, angels, and God. She seems to be selling her gifts to political people – employing her husband being on the Supreme Court. Clarence has to be aware of this. Did he save his wife from a cult – several cults?

I highly suggest Democrats get Biblical and Cult Experts to present a sound and solid presentation – in a new hearing.

I am kin to Mel Lyman and Jessie Benton, who s kin to Senator Thomas Hart Benton – and John Fremont co-founder of the Republican Party.. I know people in Eugene who have hundreds of e-mails from Mario Majorski, and have asked me to write a book. I have been fighting cults most of my life.

John Presco



“Our very democracy is at stake in this election. and soon it could be taken from us,” said Kevin Naff. “And that’s what this election, I think, is about. Because when these election deniers come into office as secretaries of state and in roles where they control the process, and somebody wins an election that they don’t like, they’ll overturn it. And will we care then? It’ll be too late.”

Indeed, more than 300 Republican candidates for state and national office have been identified by CBS News as “election deniers” for having stated their refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election as legitimate.

Interview with Pieter van der Horst

  • Christian anti-Semitism began much later than Jesus’ life. In the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which are the historically more reliable ones, Jesus views himself as a messenger of God to the Jews and as a member of the Jewish people.
  • The New Testament has several anti-Semitic elements in its chronologically latest documents. The Gospel of John has Jesus call the Jews “sons of the devil.” There is also a case of an anti-Jewish outburst by the Apostle Paul.
  • The split between Jewish and gentile Christians brought with it the beginning of Christian anti-Jewish sentiments. In creating a new identity for itself, Christianity attacked the old religion as fiercely as it could, including demonization.
  • Toward the end of the fourth century, much-publicized sermons of the church father John Chrysostom combined Christian anti-Jewish elements derived from the New Testament with earlier pagan ones. These themes were gradually integrated into the anti-Jewish discourse of the church.

“Christian anti-Semitism began much later than Jesus’ life. In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which are the historically more reliable ones, Jesus views himself as a messenger of God to the Jews and as a member of the Jewish people. He wanted to prepare them for what he saw as the approaching end of time and God’s imminent kingdom. Jesus was not planning to initiate a new religion. The writer of a later book, the Gospel of John, has Jesus make anti-Semitic remarks. That book, however, is much less historical.”

Ginni Thomas told the Jan. 6 committee she ‘regret’ texting Mark Meadows about a ‘coup’ and pushing Sidney Powell’s ‘Kraken’ plan

Story by Brent D. Griffiths • Yesterday 9:50 am

  • Virginia “Ginni” Thomas she regrets her text messages and posts sent in the wake of the 2020 election.
  • The wife of Clarence Thomas said she was unclear what she meant when she warned Mark Meadows of a “coup.”

Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told the January 6 committee that she regretted her post-2020 election texts and statements that warned of Democrats trying to steal the election, messages that sparked outrage and questions of Thomas’ standing on the court.

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“I regret all of these texts,” Thomas, who goes by Ginni, told the panel during a closed-door deposition in September. The transcript of her testimony was released on Friday morning.

Thomas, who is 65, repeated multiple times that she regret words when she was “clearly emotional” as she traded messages with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

“It was an emotional time. I was probably just emoting, as I clearly was with Mark Meadows somewhat,” Thomas said when asked of her conversations with another top Trump aide.

Among the things Thomas wrote were her frustration about the “whole coup,” initial support for Sidney Powell, a later embattled Trump lawyer who promised for months to “release the Kraken” of supposed evidence of widespread voter fraud, and criticism of Vice President Mike Pence sent after the January 6 Capitol riot. (Thomas told the panel she was unclear what she meant by a “coup.”)

Thomas also repeated her public claims that there is a “wall” between her conservative activism and Thomas’ work on the nation’s highest court in the land. She repeatedly denied discussing any of the post-2020 election cases with her husband. Thomas claimed that the most senior justice on the court is simply “uninterested in politics.”

The closest Ginni Thomas came to acknowledging any political conversation with Justice Thomas was a reference to her “best friend” bucking her up on November 24th. Thomas had just texted Meadows that she was considering leaving politics “if you all cave to the elites.”

“I wish I could remember, but I have no memory of the specifics,” Thomas told the panel of the conversation with her husband. “My husband often administers spousal support to the wife that’s upset. So I assume that that’s what it was.”

The Washington Post and CBS’ publication of Ginni Thomas’ texts with Meadows in March caused a public firestorm, especially among Democrats. Multiple Democratic lawmakers called on Thomas to recuse himself from cases related to January 6 after the texts came to light.

Thomas also discussed in greater detail with the panel her attendance at the January 6 rally where President Donald Trump spoke before the Capitol riot began. Thomas said she traveled from her Virginia home and “left when I got cold.” She wasn’t even sure if she stayed for Trump’s now infamous speech.

Asked about her views on the election in retrospect, Thomas said that Joe Biden is the president. But despite repeated questioning from Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, Thomas refused to concede her view that widespread fraud tainted the outcome. Multiple Republicans, including then-Attorney General Bill Barr, have said that widespread fraud did not alter the 2020 presidential election.

“I worried that there was fraud and irregularities that distorted the election but it wasn’t uncovered in a timely manner, so we have President Biden,” Thomas told the panel at another point during her interview.


Thomas regularly checked in with Meadows to encourage him to push claims of voter fraud and work to prevent the election from being certified. Meadows often responded. On that same day as the previous text, he wrote: “I will stand firm. We will fight until there is no fight left. Our country is too precious to give up on. Thanks for all you do.”




Introducing Mario Majorski, the Scientology Swordsman

Kyle Buchanan

11/24/08 07:38PM 


Though he may be hard to recognize when he’s not brandishing two samurai swords, this is Mario Majorski, the man who hopped out of a red convertible and attempted to cut a swath through the Scientology Celebrity Centre yesterday in Los Angeles. TMZ has the mugshot from one of Majorski’s earlier arrests in Oregon, and more information is coming to light about Majorski’s complicated relationship with the religion, which he was once a member of:

Majorski was a church member and student at UCLA in 1993 when he and a classmate sued a psychiatry professor and the university. The professor, Louis West, now deceased, was an expert on brainwashing and an outspoken critic of Scientology, which he dismissed as a “pyramid scheme.” Suits filed in state and federal court accused West of activities, including speeches to anti-cult groups, that transgressed the separation of church and state and interfered with Majorski’s practice of religion. Both suits were dismissed, and court records indicate that Majorski’s role was largely limited to providing his name as a plaintiff.

Majorski gave a quote about the matter to UCLA’s Daily Bruin at the time, stating, “It is illegal and immoral for the University to provide tens of thousands of dollars of aid to West to try to destroy any religion. We intend to see that this is stopped.” Records published in official Scientology magazines suggest that he had been taking courses at the church as early as 1990, and sleuths at Why We Protest have dug up some of his bankruptcy filings — as well as a TV movie where Scientology’s own Jenna Elfman played a character named “Majorski.” Normally, that would prompt us to dig up Elfman’s immortal quote, “Have you raped a baby?” but we’re going to back away, as a Google search for “Mario Majorski” ends with the statement, “In response to a legal request submitted to Google, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read more about the request at ChillingEffects.org,” then links to a child pornography complaint. Whatever’s going on, our e-meters are tingling. Developing!

SCOTUS And St. Paul

Posted on August 2, 2022 by Royal Rosamond Press

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Royal Rosamond Press


Every adult needs to read about the friends of Ginni Thomas. She was very close with Tim Lahaye.


People all over the world who are sure they will not be “accepting Christ” should know Christ did not forgive St. Paul and make him the head of his religion. This is the Greatest Lie Ever Told. God would not create a schism in His church called ‘The Way’ that was already under attack before this evil serial killer was HIRED by pro-Roman Slavers. Paul is saying he TORTURED WOMEN “TO THEIR DEATH” . Would that torture include – BEING CRUCIFED?

“I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as also the high priest and all the Council can testify. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished” (Acts 22:4-5).

Christian Identity (also known as Identity Christianity)[1] is an interpretation of Christianity which advocates the belief that only Celtic and Germanic peoples, such as the Anglo-SaxonNordic nations, or Aryan people and people of kindred blood, are the descendants of AbrahamIsaac, and Jacob and are therefore the descendants of the ancient Israelites.

Independently practiced by individuals, independent congregations, and some prison gangs, it is not an organized religion, nor is it affiliated with specific Christian denominations. Its theology is a racial interpretation of Christianity.[2][3] Christian Identity beliefs began to develop in the early 1900s among adherents of British Israelism by authors who regarded Europeans as the “chosen people” and regarded Jews and non-whites as the cursed offspring of Cain, who they believe was a “serpent hybrid”. This aspect of Christian Identity theology is commonly called the serpent seed or the two-seedline doctrine.[1] White supremacist sects and gangs later adopted many of these teachings.[4]

Christian Identity promotes the idea that all non-whites (people who are not of wholly European descent) will either be exterminated or enslaved in order to serve the white race in the new Heavenly Kingdom on Earth under the reign of Jesus Christ. Its doctrine states that only “Adamic” (white) people can achieve salvation and enter paradise. Many of its adherents are Millennialist.[5]: 115–119 

It is considered racistantisemitic, and white supremacist by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.[1][6]


Political activism[edit]

LaHaye started numerous groups to promote his views, having become involved in politics at the Christian Voice during the late 1970s and early 1980s.[citation needed] In 1979, he encouraged Jerry Falwell to found the Moral Majority and sat on its board of directors.[3][10] LaHaye’s wife, Beverly, founded Concerned Women for America, a conservative Christian women’s activist group.[11]

Then in 1981, he left the pulpit to concentrate his time on politics and writing.[12] That year, he helped found the Council for National Policy (CNP) a policy making think tank[13] in which membership is only available through invitation; it has been reported “the most powerful conservative organization in America you’ve never heard of”.[14]

Distinction between Israel and the Church[edit]

Dispensationalists profess that there exists a historic and demographic distinction between Israel and the Christian Church. For dispensationalists, Israel is an ethnic nation[4] consisting of Hebrews (Israelites), beginning with Abraham. The Church, on the other hand, consists of all saved individuals in this present dispensation—i.e., from the “birth of the Church” in Acts until the time of the rapture.[5] According to progressive dispensationalism in contrast to the older forms, the distinction between Israel and the Church is not mutually exclusive, as there is a recognized overlap between the two.[6]: 295  The overlap includes Jewish Christians like James, brother of Jesus, who integrated Jesus’ teachings into the Jewish faith, and Christians of Jewish ethnicity who held varying opinions on compliance with Mosaic law, like Saint Peter and Paul the Apostle.

Classical dispensationalists refer to the present-day Church as a “parenthesis” or temporary interlude in the progress of Israel’s prophesied history.[7] Progressive dispensationalism “softens” the Church/Israel distinction by seeing some Old Testament promises as expanded by the New Testament to include the Church. However, progressives never view this expansion as replacing promises to its original audience, Israel.[8] Dispensationalists believe that Israel as a nation will embrace Jesus as their messiah toward the end of the Great Tribulation, right before the Second Coming.


Premillennialism, in Christian eschatology, is the belief that Jesus will physically return to the Earth (the Second Coming) before the Millennium, a literal thousand-year golden age of peace. Premillennialism is based upon a literal interpretation of Revelation 20:1–6 in the New Testament, which describes Jesus’s reign in a period of a thousand years.


The Judaizers were a faction of the Jewish Christians, both of Jewish and non-Jewish origins, who regarded the Levitical laws of the Old Testament as still binding on all Christians.[1] They tried to enforce Jewish circumcision upon the Gentile converts to early Christianity and were strenuously opposed and criticized for their behavior by the Apostle Paul, who employed many of his epistles to refute their doctrinal positions.[1][2][3][4]

Ginni Thomas and The LaHayes

Posted on March 25, 2022 by Royal Rosamond Press

The spiritual battle I have been having with Tim and Beverly LaHayes has reached epic proportions with the revelation their compatriot, Gini Thoams, advocated the negation and reversal of a FAIR ELECTION! We are looking at Religious-Political Propaganda built upon the Fan Base of the Left Behind series, that is Christianized Terrorism. Imagine if Dan Brown had form a think tank in Washington aimed at gathering a flock-block of loyal voters – then selling them to the highest bidder!

Justice Clarence Thomas claims he did not know what his wife was up to. Bullshit! He knew she hung with Paul Weyrich who invented pro-life to counter the Civil Rights Movement, that Clarabell The Black Right-wing Clown – does not champion. He has seen the errors in his ways? Ginni has her dummy on her lap, projecting her thoughts into his brain. This is a evil thing that looks like a man in drag. She is showing who wears the pants in ITS family, by pretending to honor – OUR JUSTICE!

John Presco

Virginia Thomas – Wikipedia

The Heritage Foundation – Wikipedia

Groundswell group – Wikipedia

The membership list of the Council for National Policy is supposed to be a prized secret. A 2016 internal CNP policy obtained by Documented threatens expulsion for anyone that breaks the rules and names names. So anytime a list like this comes out, it’s a big deal for those trying to follow what is happening in right-wing circles.

CNP members range from the leaders of the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, to the Southern Poverty Law Center designated anti-LGBTQ hate groups Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom. The heads of major foundations on the right, including those of Donors Trust and the Bradley Foundation, are also members.

Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken at CNP. His wife, the right-wing activist Ginni Thomas, is a leader within the group and a board member of CNP Action, the organization’s 501(c)(4) arm. Much has been written recently about Ginni Thomas’ role in CNP, including by Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, and by Danny Hakim and Jo Becker for the New York Times Magazine.

The group was founded in 1981 by leaders in the so-called “new-right,” including Paul Weyrich (who also founded the Heritage Foundation and ALEC), and Rev. Tim LaHaye of the Moral Majority. For decades, the Council for National Policy managed successfully to keep the names of its members secret, as well as details of what went on at their closed-door meetings. Those meetings are almost always held at luxurious 5-star Ritz-Carlton resorts, because culture-war doesn’t come cheap.

In recent years, the veil of secrecy has been falling.

In 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center published a leaked copy of CNP’s 2014 membership directory. Then Max Blumenthal published a 2018 CNP meeting packet, which included a membership list. Both of these were significant breakthroughs.

On November 1, 2020 Documented published a total of 14 membership directories spanning three years, which outlined hundreds of members, including some overlap from the 2014 and 2018 directories as well as many new members. This new list is now the most recent publicly available list of CNP memberships.

Documented has also published many other internal CNP documents, along with dozens of recordings from the private CNP meetings. These materials have resulted in significant increased press coverage of CNP in recent years. In October 2021, Robert O’Harrow published a major investigation of CNP, based on many of the internal materials obtained by Documented, for the Washington Post Magazine.


Documented Research on the Council for National Policy Featured in Major Washington Post Investigation

OCTOBER 25, 2021


The most recent CNP membership list includes dozens of new members since Documented published the September 2020 CNP membership directory, including former Vice President Mike Pence (his CNP membership was previously reported By Robert O’Harrow in the Washington Post Magazine in October 2021), former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis who wrote two memos outlining how then-Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the results of the 2020 election, and Florida Congressional Candidate Cory Mills.

A searchable list of names in the directory is below. The original directory (an excel spreadsheet) can be made available to reporters upon request.

A fixation on Russia

Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye have been two of the most celebrated of the end-times writers. The doomsday preachers always salivate at the apocalyptic scenarios that include Russia — the “bear from the North” (Daniel 7). They locate Russia in the esoteric prophecies of Ezekiel as Gog and Magog. The preachers breathlessly quote Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 7.

Putin is no Antichrist; he’s worse than that – Baptist News Global

Satan LaHaye Endorses Gingrich

Posted on January 15, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

Tim LaHaye has anointed Newt Gingrich as his Go Bot to do battle with Obama the Anti-Christ – knowing Newt is a great sinner and agnostic! But, when evil men resort to producing fake enemies of Jesus in order to win votes – verses employing spiritual attraction – then anything goes! If the evangelical have to employ a legion of whores to sleep with the enemy and make them dirty – then so be it! However, if one of them is caught giving money to a prostitute, then are whisked away to REFRESH SIN CITY where their sins will be washed in the blood of the lamb, and be sent back into the Good Fray!

LaHaye’s Left Behind series is now a video game, as is Ghost Busters.

“LaHaye called Gingrich “a proven conservative who has the best chance of replacing the present occupant of the White House.” LaHaye, who is taking a post as national co-chair of Gingrich’s Faith Leaders Coalition, also said that Gingrich would “return this country to the constitutional principles that God has chosen to bless for over two hundred years.”
The most interesting portion of LaHaye’s endorsement, however, came when the Los Angeles resident claimed that the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, one of the best-known evangelical leaders for most of the past few decades, said before his death in 2007 that he thought Gingrich should be president.”

Tim looks like Satan, while I looked just like Jesus when I was younger. What does that tell you?

Jon the Nazarite

WASHINGTON — South Carolina presidential primaries are always interesting, and on Friday, Newt Gingrich’s campaign touted a new endorsement that certainly fit that bill.
The former House speaker was endorsed by evangelical author and pastor Tim LaHaye, who is best-known for writing a series of books called the “Left Behind” series, an apocalyptic vision of what some Christians believe will happen when true believers in Jesus Christ experience the “rapture” to heaven and nonbelievers are left behind for a period of “tribulation.”
The 16 “Left Behind” books have reportedly sold 65 million copies and have been turned into three movies and three video games.
The Gingrich campaign released a letter that it said LaHaye had written to South Carolina pastors ahead of the state’s Jan. 21 primary, asking them to “prayerfully consider” supporting Gingrich.
“As my friend, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell told me personally, ‘Speaker Newt Gingrich is the most qualified man in America to run as president of the United States,’” LaHaye wrote.
Gingrich said he was “honored” to have LaHaye’s endorsement.
“His work as both a minister and author is truly unmatched,” Gingrich said.
UPDATE: 2:52 p.m. — The Huffington Post reached out to Jerry Falwell Jr., Falwell’s son, for comment about the use of his father’s name by LaHaye. Falwell Jr. is chancellor at Liberty University, the college founded in 1971 by his father, which now has 12,000 students on campus in Lynchburg, Va.
Falwell Jr.’s spokesman, Johnnie Moore, sent along the following statement: “Chancellor Falwell’s position is simply that his father was a public figure, and there’s no law against quoting him.”

In the futurist view of Christian eschatology, the Tribulation is a relatively short period of time where anyone who chose not to follow God before the Rapture and was left behind (according to Pre-Tribulation doctrine, not Mid- or Post-Tribulation teaching) will experience worldwide hardships, disasters, famine, war, pain, and suffering, which will wipe out more than 75% of all life on the earth before the Second Coming takes place.
According to Dispensationalists who hold the futurist view, the Tribulation is thought to occur before the Second Coming of Jesus and during the End Times. Another version holds that it will last seven years in all, being the last of Daniel’s prophecy of seventy weeks. This viewpoint was first made popular by John Nelson Darby in the 19th century and was recently popularized by Hal Lindsey in The Late Great Planet Earth. It is theorized that each week represents seven years, with the timetable beginning from Artaxerxes’ order to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem (the Second Temple). After seven plus 62 weeks, the prophecy says that the messiah will be “cut off”, which is taken to correspond to the death of Christ. This is seen as creating a break of indeterminate length in the timeline, with one week remaining to be fulfilled.
This seven-year week may be further divided into two periods of 3.5 years each, from the two 3.5-year periods in Daniel’s prophecy where the last seven years are divided into two 3.5-year periods, (Daniel 9:27) The time period for these beliefs is also based on other passages: in the book of Daniel, “time, times, and half a time”, interpreted as “a year, two years, and half a year,” and the Book of Revelation, “a thousand two hundred and threescore days” and “forty and two months” (the prophetic month averaging 30 days, hence 1260/30 = 42 months or 3.5 years). The 1290 days of Daniel 12:11, (rather than the 1260 days of Revelation 11:3), is thought to be the result of either a simple intercalary leap month adjustment, or due to further calculations related to the prophecy, or due to an intermediate stage of time that is to prepare the world for the beginning of the millennial reign.[3]

[edit] Events
Among futurists there are differing views about what will happen to Christians during the Tribulation:
Pretribulationists believe that all Christians (dead and alive) will be taken bodily up to Heaven (called the Rapture) before the Tribulation begins.[4][5][6] According to this belief, every true Christian that has ever existed throughout the course of the entire Christian era will be instantaneously transformed into a perfect resurrected body, and will thus escape the trials of the Tribulation. Those who become Christians after the rapture will live through (or perish during) the Tribulation. After the Tribulation, Christ will return to establish His Millennial Kingdom.
Prewrath Tribulationists believe the Rapture will occur during the tribulation, halfway through or after, but before the seven bowls of the wrath of God.
Seventh Trumpet Tribulationists believe the rapture will occur during the tribulation, halfway through or after, but before the seven bowls of the wrath of God. Specifically, at the sound of the Seventh Trumpet (Rev. 11:15, 1 Cori. 15:52).[citation needed]
Midtribulationists believe that the Rapture will occur halfway through the Tribulation, but before the worst part of it occurs. The seven year period is divided into halves – the “beginning of sorrows” and the “great tribulation”.
Posttribulationists believe that Christians will not be taken up into Heaven, but will be received or gathered by Christ into the Kingdom of God on earth at the end of the Tribulation. “Immediately after the tribulation … then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man [Jesus] … and he shall gather his elect” (Matthew 24:29–31; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-27). Posttribulationists argue that the seventh trumpet mentioned in Revelation is also the last trumpet mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:52, and that there is a strong correlation between the events mentioned in Isaiah 27:13, Matthew 24:29-31, and 1 Thessalonians 4:16- thus creating a strong parallel, proving that the rapture occurs after the tribulation. Therefore, Posttribulationists see the rapture happening during the seventh trumpet, which would only mean that the rapture can never happen before the tribulation- according to this view. The idea of a post-tribulation rapture can also be read into 2 Peter 3:10-13 where Christ’s return is equated with the “elements being melted” and “the earth also and the works therein shall be burned up.”[improper synthesis?]
In pretribulationism and midtribulationism, the Rapture and the Second Coming (or Greek, par[a]ousia) of Christ are separate events, while in post-tribulationism the two events are identical or simultaneous. Another feature of the pre- and mid-tribulation beliefs is the idea that after the Rapture, Christ will return for a third time (when also counting the first coming) to set up his kingdom on the earth.[citation needed]
Some, including many Roman Catholic theologians,[citation needed] do not believe in a “time of trouble” period as usually described by tribulationists, but rather that there will be a near utopian period led by the Antichrist.
Many other groups, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, do not believe in a Rapture at any point.[7] According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Great Tribulation is soon to arrive. This period will see the fall of Babylon the Great, the Great Harlot, as spoken of in Revelation. After Babylon the Great has been removed, they say, the world powers shall move against God’s chosen people for a short while. This will then usher in the ending of this “world” (not the earth, but the removal of all those who do not wish to follow God by standards) according to their understanding of Proverbs 2:21-22. The Great Tribulation ends with the battle of Armageddon.[8][9]
[edit] Preterist view
In the Preterist view, the Tribulation took place in the past when Roman legions destroyed Jerusalem and its temple in AD 70 during the end stages of the First Jewish–Roman War, and it only affected the Jewish people rather than all mankind.
Christian preterists believe that the Tribulation was a divine judgment visited upon the Jews for their sins, including rejection of Jesus as the promised Messiah. It occurred entirely in the past, around 70 AD when the armed forces of the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem and its temple.
A preterist discussion of the Tribulation has its focus on the Gospels, in particular the prophetic passages in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, rather than on the Apocalypse or Book of Revelation. (Preterists apply much of the symbolism in the Revelation to Rome, the Cæsars, and their persecution of Christians, rather than to the Tribulation upon the Jews.)
Jesus’ warning in Matthew 24:34 that “this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” is tied back to his similar warning to the Scribes and the Pharisees that their judgment would “come upon this generation” (Matthew 23:36), that is, during the first century rather than at a future time long after the Scribes and Pharisees had passed from the scene. The destruction in 70 AD occurred within a 40-year generation from the time when Jesus gave that discourse.
The judgment on the Jewish nation was executed by the Roman legions, “the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet” (Matthew 24:15), which Luke presented to his Gentile audience, unfamiliar with Daniel, as “armies” surrounding Jerusalem to cause its “desolation.” (Luke 21:20)
Since Matthew 24 begins with Jesus visiting the Jerusalem Temple and pronouncing that “there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (vs. 3), preterists see nothing in Scripture to indicate that another Jewish temple will ever be built. The prophecies were all fulfilled on the then-existing temple that Jesus spoke about and that was subsequently destroyed within that generation.
[edit] Historicist view
The Historicist view applies Tribulation to the period known as “persecution of the saints” (Daniel 7, Revelation 13). This is believed to have been a period after the “falling away” when papal Rome came to power for 1260 years from 538 to 1798 (using the Day-year principle). They believe that the tribulation is not a future event.[10][11] Matthew’s reference to “great tribulation” (Matthew 24:29) as parallel to Revelation 6:12-13, having ended when the signs and wonders began in the late 18th century.[12]
Historicists are prone to see prophecy fulfilled down through the centuries and even in today’s world. Thus, instead of expecting a single Antichrist to rule the earth during a future Tribulation period, Martin Luther, John Calvin and the other Protestant Reformers saw the Antichrist as a present feature in the world of their time, fulfilled in the papacy.


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