books were the backbone of Dr. Martin's research for
many years. His book on the birth date of Jesus
achieved instant international recognition. His book on the
correct location of the Temple Mount will no doubt
receive similar recognition sometime in the future.
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the most controversial book Dr. Martin ever wrote,
this book has serious political and religious
ramifications. Read by academic scholars around the
world, this research has quietly been accepted by many
who have studied it. It's only a matter of time before
the Temple Mount's true location becomes an issue in
Middle East peace negotiations
- and the public will be made aware of it's
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biblical and non-biblical documentation of the exact
place of Christ's crucifixion, exactly what He was
crucified on and the historical, theological and
prophetic implications of this event. Key scriptures
that have been overlooked for years are revealed.
Hartman writes in his review:
true place of Golgotha is very critical, because it
proves that Jesus Christ was indeed sacrificed, as the
ultimate Sin Sacrifice for the world, at precisely the
same place which was designated by Biblical Law, by
tradition and by the ritual custom of the Temple for
the major sin sacrifices to be killed," said
Martin, adding, "It happened on the Mount of
Olives in the Holy City of Jerusalem. "This
evidence was proof positive for all His disciples to
see... that His prophesy came true - He was indeed the
Lamb of God!"
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the most important and comprehensive book Dr. Martin
ever wrote on Christian theology, conduct and the
early Christian church.
known truths straight out of the Bible. Most are
blatantly ignored by the Christian community.
Excellent for both group and individual Bible studies.
first book ever published by Dr. Martin on Christian
theology. Short, to the point and easy to read.
book has been read by hundreds of thousands of people
in many different denominations. Several churches have
changed their tithing policies because of this book.
on the correct order of the books of the Bible (not
presently used in most versions), along
with it's history, proves that the Bible is indeed
divinely inspired. Read reviews here.
Bible In Its Original Order - Chart.
Martin's first book of international acclaim. Adopted
by planetariums worldwide, but strangely ignored by
the world's "Christian" churches. Read
the origins of today's religions by these mysterious
people, rarely mentioned in today's "schools of
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- End Time Prophecy - Israel Idolatry - 1996 - A
- End Time Prophecy - Israel Returns - 1996 - B
Anti-Christ - Country of Origin - 1991 - A
Anti-Christ - Country of Origin - 1991 - B
the Jews In Israel Today True Israelites - 1983
Prophetic Patterns - A
Prophetic Patterns - B
Principles in the Bible - 1987 - A
Principles in the Bible - 1987 - B
- The Temple and Prophecy - A
- The Temple and Prophecy - B
of Christ - Its Extent - 1987 - A
of Christ - Its Extent - 1987 - B
Bible, the Earth and the Universe
Biblical Teaching of Hell - Radio - 1988
Bodily Composition of God - 1996 - A
Bodily Composition of God - 1996 - B
Book of Ecclesiastes
Book of Zechariah
British Israel Theory Under the Microscope - A
British Israel Theory Under the Microscope - B
- What Really Is The Gospel - 1990 - A
- What Really Is The Gospel - 1990 - B
- Did He Die In His Sins? - 1993 - A
- Did He Die In His Sins? - 1993 - B
1st Adam - 2nd Adam & Beyond - 1988 - A
1st Adam - 2nd Adam & Beyond - 1988 - B
Chronology of Our Exaltation - 1990 - A
Chronology of Our Exaltation - 1990 - B
Buildings - Are They Holy Ground - 1993 - A
Buildings - Are They Holy Ground - 1993 - B
vs True Christianity - 1983
2: The Most Difficult Chapter
Coming Invasion of Libya by Egypt
Coming Revolution in Knowledge - 1990 - A
Coming Revolution in Knowledge - 1990 - B
to Christ's Coming
Cure for Church Authority - 1995 - A
Cure for Church Authority - 1995 - B
Decline and fall of Pagan Christianity - 1991 - A
Decline and fall of Pagan Christianity - 1991 - B
Degradation of Christ
Development of Proper Spirituality
Epidemics & Biblical Prophecy - 1994 - A
Epidemics & Biblical Prophecy - 1994 - B
to God's Laws Can Bring Obedience to God
God Have Feelings? - 1995 - A
God Have Feelings? - 1995 - B
and Prophecy - Guidelines to Prosperity - 1988 - A
and Prophecy - Guidelines to Prosperity - 1988 - B
and Prophecy - Coming Times of Refreshing - 1992 - A
and Prophecy - Coming Times of Refreshing - 1992 - B
Prophecies and Geography - 1992 - A
Prophecies and Geography - 1992 - B
Essentials of Prayer - A (Read)
Essentials of Prayer - B
& Prophecy - 1995 - A
& Prophecy - 1995 - B
and Prophecy - Part 1 - 1999 - A
and Prophecy - Part 1 - 1999 - B
and Prophecy - Part 2 - 1999 - A
and Prophecy - Part 2 - 1999 - B
and Prophecy - Part 3 - 1999 - A
and Prophecy - Part 3 - 1999 - B
and Prophecy - Part 4 - 1999 - A
and Prophecy - Part 4 - 1999 - B
Falklands Island War
- Who's Who in the New Testament - 1997 - A
- Who's Who in the New Testament - 1997 - B
of Speech in the Holy Scriptures - 1977
- Surviving the World Economy - 1982
Fingerprints of God
Will and Predestination - 1995 - A (Read)
Will and Predestination - 1995 - B
and the Old Covenant
Gentile Nations and Israel - A
Gentile Nations and Israel - B
Around Jerusalem in Bus - 1988 - A
Around Jerusalem in Bus - 1988 - B
Geography of the Holy Land
Perfection of Mss in Original Order - A
Perfection of Mss in Original Order - B
Can and Does Bless Now
Inspiration Made Clear & Inspired Errors - A
Inspiration Made Clear & Inspired Errors - B
- The Creator of Evil - A
- The Creator of Evil - B
Graduation to Second Corinthians
End Time Prophecy - Babylon - Iraq 1997 - A
End Time Prophecy - Babylon - Iraq 1997 - B
End Time Prophecy - Judah - Temple - 1997 - A
End Time Prophecy - Judah - Temple - 1997 - B
Fire - Is It Biblical? - 1991
Fire - Jesus Parable of Lazarus and The Rich Man
- End Time Prophecy Israel Scattered - 1997 - A
- End Time Prophecy Israel Returns - 1997 - B
- The Curse of Religion - 1993 - A
- The Curse of Religion - 1993 - B
I & II The Most Destructive Teaching - 1988 - A
I & II The Most Destructive Teaching - 1988 - B
Importance of the Biblical Calendar - 1996 - A
Importance of the Biblical Calendar - 1996 - B
- The Prophetic Future of Babylon - 1993 - A
- The Prophetic Future of Babylon - 1993 - B
in Prophecy (1995) - A
in Prophecy (1995) - B
- Its Future Role In Biblical Prophecy - 1979
in Modern Times - Introduction - 1998
in Modern Times - 1998 - A
in Modern Times - 1998 - B
and Bosnia in Prophecy - 1994 - A
and Bosnia in Prophecy - 1994 - B
In Prophecy - 1992 - A
In Prophecy - 1992 - B
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 1
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 2
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 3
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 4
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 5
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 6
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 7
Rense Temple Mount Interview - 8
Rense Star of Bethlehem Interview
- Did He Go to Ireland?
- The Gentile Nations and Israel - 1994 - A
- The Gentile Nations and Israel - 1994 - B
- End Time Prophecy - Israel Scattered - 1996 - A
- End Time Prophecy - Israel Israel Accepts Christ - 1996 - B
and New Testament Themes - A
and New Testament Themes - B
in Theology and History - A
in Theology and History - B
and Modern Times - 1998 - A
and Modern Times - 1998 - B
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 1 - 1999 - A
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 1 - 1999 - B
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 2 - 1999 - A
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 2 - 1999 - B
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 3 - 1999 - A
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 3 - 1999 - B
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 4 - 1999 - A
Prophet of Modern Times - Part 4 - 1999 - B
of Man and God - 1991 - A
of Man and God - 1991 - B
Seat of God and Christ - Reconciliation - 1988
Key to Biblical Understanding - 1995 - A
Key to Biblical Understanding - 1995 - B
Key to Gospel Understanding - 1977 - A
Key to Gospel Understanding - 1977 - B
of God - Here Now or Yet to Come - 1988
Lake of Fire - 1987 - A
Lake of Fire - 1987 - B
- All Things Are Lawful Unto Me - 1982
As A Post Resurrection Being - A
As A Post Resurrection Being - B
Beyond the Resurrection - A
Beyond the Resurrection - B
- Resurrection to Spirit - 1 Cor 15 - A
- Resurrection to Spirit - 1 Cor 15 - B
and Modern Times - 1997 - A
and Modern Times - 1997 - B
Meaning of the Book of Ecclesiastes
Man of Sin
Megilloth in Prophecy
- Type Prophesied In the Old Testament - 1993 - A
- Type Prophesied In the Old Testament - 1993 - B
Expectations In the First Century
and Modern Times - 1997 - A
and Modern Times - 1997 - B
- New Understanding - 1979 - A
- New Understanding - 1979 - B
Minor Prophets for Today - A
Minor Prophets for Today - B
Questions Concerning the Resurrection
Prophecies for the End Time - 1996 - A
Prophecies for the End Time - 1996 - B
Most Difficult Chapter in the Bible
Lord Delays His Coming - 1988 - A
Lord Delays His Coming - 1988 - B
and Modern Times - 1997 - A
and Modern Times - 1997 - B
New Geography of Palestine
- End Time Prophecy - Edom - 1997 - A
- End Time Prophecy - Edom - 1997 - B
Prophecy - Matt. 24 Study Points - 1987 - A
Prophecy - Matt. 24 Study Points - 1987 - B
Origin of Satan - 1977
Geography At Time of Christ In 30 AD - 1989
and the Lord's Supper
Passover Contradiction in the Gospel of John
Pedigree of Jesus Christ - A
Pedigree of Jesus Christ - B
of Safety for Christians - 1992 - A
of Safety for Christians - 1992 - B
of Israel At Time Of Exodus - 1988
- Its Limits and Its Power
Prime Misuse of Scripture Teaching - 1980
for Gospel Teaching - 1990 - A
for Gospel Teaching - 1990 - B
Cycles In History - 1984 - A
Cycles In History and Biblical Infallibility - 1984 - B (poor quality, but
Events for the Next 10-25 Years - 1992 - A
Events for the Next 10-25 Years - 1992 - B
Events from 1996 and Beyond - 1996 - A
Events from 1996 and Beyond - 1996 - B
Problems of the Rapture Theory
Teaching of the Bible
Fulfilled - Rebuilding of Babylon - 1987 - A
Fulfilled - Rebuilding of Babylon - 1987 - B
Prophetic Countdown to Christ's Second Coming
Prophetic Role of U.S. - Evolution-Creation - A
Prophetic Role of U.S. - Evolution-Creation - B
During the 3 1/2 Year Reign of the Beast - 1980 - A
During the 3 1/2 Year Reign of the Beast - 1980 - B
and Prophecy 1 - 1997 - A
and Prophecy 1 - 1997 - B
and Prophecy 2 - 1997 - A
and Prophecy 2 - 1997 - B
Real Jesus Christ - Radio - 1988
Real Meaning of the Biblical Words - A
Real Meaning of the Biblical Words - B
Rediscovery of the Bible
is Slavery - Christianity is Freedom
of God - Step by Step
- Who Does God Consider Righteous? - 1993 - A
- Who Does God Consider Righteous? - 1993 - B
Dividing the Word of Truth
Role of a Christian Today - A
Role of a Christian Today - B
Role of Women in Christianity - A
Role of Women in Christianity - B
Royal Family of God - 1990 - A
Royal Family of God - 1990 - B
- Break Up of the Soviet Union - 1982 & 1991 - A
- Break Up of the Soviet Union - 1982 & 1991 - B
Sacrificial System of Israel - A (Read)
Sacrificial System of Israel - B
Is for All - Kingdom Is A Reward - 1990 - A
Is for All - Kingdom Is A Reward - 1990 - B
- Deceptive Spirits and Their Activities - HS17 - 1987 - A
- Deceptive Spirits and Their Activities - HS17 - 1987 - B
Mysteries and the Bible - A
Mysteries and the Bible - B
Seven Churches of Revelation - 1994 - A
Seven Churches of Revelation - 1994 - B
Seven Miracles in John - A (Read)
Seven Miracles in John - B
Seven Points of Salvation - 1989 - A
Seven Points of Salvation - 1989 - B
Seven Stages in the Gospel - 1993 - A
Seven Stages in the Gospel - 1993 - B
Seventh Stage to Salvation - 1996 - A
Seventh Stage to Salvation - 1996 - B
Christians Participate in Politics?
and Disease - Sin & Atonement - 1992 - A
and Disease - Sin & Atonement - 1992 - B
Significance of the Day of Trumpets
Significance of the Song of Solomon
in the Heavens - A
in the Heavens - B
of Christian Teaching - 1987 - A
of Christian Teaching - 1987 - B
Changes in the Bible
Custom Versus Biblical Law - A
Custom Versus Biblical Law - B
Sons of God - Who Are They? - 1993 - A
Sons of God - Who Are They? - 1993 - B
Soviet Union in Prophecy
Standard Example of Christianity - A
Standard Example of Christianity - B
Prophetic teachings - 1991 - A
Prophetic teachings - 1991 - B
Symbolic Meaning of the Day of Trumpets
- And the Christian Community - 1994 - A
- And the Christian Community - 1994 - B
Trinity - Antichristian Doctrine - 1993 - A
Trinity - Antichristian Doctrine - 1993 - B
Trinity in Perspective - 1994 - A
Trinity in Perspective - 1994 - B
the Family of God - 1995 - A
the Family of God - 1995 - B
Unknown Parts of the Bible
U.S. and Britain in Prophecy
Generation Shall Not Pass
Preach Your Own Funeral (Read)
Wages of Sin Is Death - 1995 - A
Wages of Sin Is Death - 1995 - B
- Does God Approve of War? - 1991 - A
- Does God Approve of War? - 1991 - B
- Why Does God Allow War? - 1994 - A
- Why Does God Allow War? - 1994 - B
Can We Do? - A
Can We Do? - B
Is Ahead for the Economy? - 1982
Is Marriage? - 1982
Is the Kingdom of God
Is Man of Sin? (The Antichrist)
Was Judas Iscariot?
World's Oldest Profession
Churches Fall Apart - 1993 - A
Churches Fall Apart - 1993 - B
and Modern Times - 1997 - A
and Modern Times - 1997 - B
End Time Prophecy - Jerusalem - Temple - 1997 - A
End Time Prophecy - Jerusalem - Temple - 1997 - B
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ELM NOTES ON ELM TAPES - PAGE LIST
THE MINOR PROPHETS FOR TODAY INTR0 13
1 HOSEA AND MODERN TIMES – 7
2 JOEL AND MODERN TIMES – 4
3. AMOS & MODERN TIMES – 5
4. OBADIAH & MODERN TIMES – 4
5 JONAH – O.T. & N.T. THEOLOGY & HISTORY – 8
5- JONAH – N.T. THEMES - 5
6 MICAH & Modern Times – 5
7 NAHUM & Modern Times – 7
8 HABAKKUK IN MODERN TIMES - 7
9 – ZEPHANIAH AND MODERN TIMES - 9
10 HAGGAI IN MODERN TIMES - 5
11 – ZECHARIAH AND MODERN TIMES - 14
MALACHI AND MODERN TIMES - 16
Minor Prophets – Page total – 109
ASTRONOMY–GODS TRUTH – ASTROLOGY–SATANS LIES 13
BIBLICAL CALENDAR - ITS VITAL IMPORTANCE 13
BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING–STRUCTURE IS A VITAL KEY 10
CHRIST - THE STANDARD EXAMPLE OF CHRISTIANITY 17
CHURCHIANITY vs TRUE CHRISTIANITY 25
COUNTERFEIT TEN NATIONS – EUROPE BABYLON/ROME 1
ECONOMICS IN PROPHECY-COMING TIME OF REFRESHING 8
ELOHIM – THE REAL MEANING OF THE WORD 14
GOD’S INSPIRATION MADE CLEAR- & INSPIRED ‘ERRORS’
GOSPEL - THE 7 STAGES OF THE GOSPEL FEB 1993 14
HELL - DOES THE BIBLE SAY YOU go there when you die? 11
HELL FIRE-JESUS’ PARABLE OF LAZARUS & RICH MAN 12
IDOLATRY – CURSE OF RELIGION 19
"Idolatry – the Curse of Religion" – Addendum
IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL 6
IRAQ – PROPHETIC FUTURE – NEW BABYLON 21
ISAIAH IN MODERN TIMES I 13
ISAIAH PROPHECIES FOR MODERN TIMES I – ELM MAR 1998 12
ISRAEL & BOSNIA (YUGOSLAVIA) IN PROPHECY 5
JUDGMENT ON MAN & GOD 7
LIFE AS A POST RESURRECTED BEING 16
LIFE BEYOND THE RESURRECTION 19
MOSAIC PROPHECIES FOR THE END TIME 5
PROGRESSIVE REVELATION 5
PROPHECIES & EVENTS OFTHE NEXT 10-25 YEARS 18
PROPHETIC EVENTS FROM 1996 ONWARDS 6
PROTECTION DURING 3½ YR REIGN OF BEAST 14
PSALMS IN PROPHECY I – INTRODUCTION 9
PSALMS IN PROPHECY II 3
PSALMS IN PROPHECY III – AGRICULTURAL CALENDAR 3
PSALMS IV – IMPORTANT FOR DOCTRINE AND PROPHECY 3
SATAN - DECEPTIVE SPIRITS & THEIR ACTIVITIES 18
SCIENTIFIC MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE 2
SICKNESS & DISEASE – SIN, HEALING & ATONEMENT 24
SOCIAL CUSTOMS vs BIBLICAL LAW 7
THE 7 STAGES OF THE GOSPEL 16
THE 7TH STAGE OF SALVATION 8
THE CHRONOLOGY OF OUR EXALTATION 13
THE CURE FOR CHURCH AUTHORITY 17
THE DECLINE & FALL OF PAGAN CHRISTIANITY 8
THE ESSENTIALS OF PRAYER 8
THE FAMILY - WHO’S WHO IN THE N.T. 11 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE
BIBLICAL CALENDAR 12
THE KEY TO GOSPEL UNDERSTANDING 9
THE KEY TO BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING 7
THE ORIGIN OF SATAN 8
THE PEDIGREE OF JESUS CHRIST 10
THE PRIME MISUSE OF SCRIPTURE TEACHING 41
THE ROYAL FAMILY OF GOD 15
THE 7 ANGELS/CHURCHES OF REVELATION FOR TODAY 7
THE STANDARD EXAMPLE OF CHRISTIANITY 17
UNDERSTANDING THE FAMILY OF GOD 15
US AND GB IN PROPHECY 2
WHY CHURCHES FALL APART 6
ELM TAPE NOTES TOTAL - 604
MINOR PROPHETS - 109
ELM TAPE NOTES GRAND TOTAL TO 27 FEB 14 - 713
Short Autobiographical History of Brian H. Butler
at what is happening in my life now at nearly eighty years old is so
extraordinary; I felt I should write a short autobiography of my journey to
From a child,
I was taken to church every Sunday by my parents. Over time, they went to
several different churches, and apart from a few Bible stories from Sunday
School, nothing I heard meant anything to me. I could not understand what
they were all about really.
and a half I met Shirley in a Methodist Church who became my first wife when
I was twenty-one. The church seemed to me to be more of a social club than
anything, as I never was aware of any doctrinal beliefs apart from tee-totalism.
Since Christ’s first miracle was to produce wine for a wedding feast, even
that did not seem to make sense!
couple of years, we moved a few miles away, went to the nearest church, but
again I was totally unimpressed with the milksop of a minister, who said
nothing I could identify with. I never went again. I had already realized
that there were so many different churches all claiming to be right, but how
could they all be ‘right’ when they taught different things? I concluded
that none of them could be ‘right’.
Then I got
the ‘flu, and noticed in the pile of Reader’s Digests magazines I was
reading some adverts like: "Does God Exist", and "Proof of
the Bible", and The U.K. and the U.S.A. in Prophecy". I sent off
For the first
time in my life, I was confronted with solid facts from the Bible. I avidly
read and devoured the leaflets, then the Bible Correspondence Course offered
by the organization headed by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong of "The
Worldwide Church of God" (WCG for short) which he claimed was the only
true church on earth.
At this time,
it began to emerge that this group considered themselves to be the only true
church of God although that was not immediately obvious. Certainly of all
the churches I had previously any experience with, they were the first to
actually take the Bible literally, and teach solid, clearly defined
doctrines directly from it.
realizing it, I was slowly and inexorably being brain-washed and drawn into
a net, into the trap of ‘a mixture of truth and error’ which
interestingly Mr. Armstrong used to describe as being the poisonous fatal
fault with all other churches.
In 1961, I
had become really disillusioned with the ‘world’, and left my job, sold
our house and bought a small farm in Sussex, intending to live the simple
self-sufficient life with my wife and our first baby child. Actually, my new
‘world’ fell apart after only a few weeks, so we sold the farm, and I
went back to work at my old job.
In 1962, when
I was twenty-seven, I was invited to attend the Armstrong WCG church group
in London. The first meeting I attended seemed to me to be a dismal somewhat
depressing affair, but the people appeared devout, and the ministers
passionate about what they were teaching. I was fascinated by the authority
and respect accorded to the Bible, and began my studies in real earnest. My
involvement with the church was beginning to put a strain on our marriage,
but I was devoted to the ‘cause’ which I truly believed to be "God’s
that the church ran Ambassador College in Hertfordshire, which offered a
four year full time Liberal Arts Bachelor’s degree course, so I applied. I
was accepted, we sold our house and moved to Bricket Wood, and I became a
first year student in 1964. The college offered students part time work to
enable them to live, albeit meagerly, and pay the fees.
and life as a student was all consuming, studying the Bible every day, as
well as a broad spectrum of subjects. I studied comparative theology and
public speaking, read history, took English composition, French, music, and
played a compulsory four hours sport a week.
Of all the
theology classes, I particularly enjoyed the riveting lectures of Dr.
Earnest L. Martin, whose classes I attended for more than two years. He
seemed different from all the other ministers. He gave off a strong feeling
of gentleness and warmth, and his detailed knowledge and scholarliness of
the Bible, and particularly of history, were absolutely outstanding.
His church sermons were loved by all. He was also a respected archeologist
working with some professors in the Hebrew University on various research
What I did
not realise at all at the time, was that much of the 'theology' I was
learning, consisted of what the church wanted me to study. I did not know
then that I was on a sort of tramline track, a narrow gauge line at that,
focusing on certain things, and ignoring others. However, ‘all things work
together for good to those who love Him’, so I shall be eternally grateful
to God for allowing me that time to begin to develop a deep appreciation of
the Bible really being God's Holy Word, even if a lot of what I was learning
proved later to be a false gospel.
I did not
realise that what I was learning was so very limited, and within the
boundaries of what the church leaders wanted to indoctrinate me with. I had
no idea at the time that this was the case, or that they were so wrong about
so many of the doctrines they insisted were "THE truth" and taught
with such fervour. The ministers were mostly sincere, and did not realize
that they were teaching an almost complete distortion of the truth of the
with a B.A. degree in 1968, and was offered a position in the computer
department of the College, then later as a department head of college
printing, public address functions and student entertainments, and in charge
of the professional standard Recording Studio. I was later invited to join
It was not
long before there were well hidden but discernable cracks appearing in the
hierarchy of the top ministers of the church.
closed down in 1973, but I continued with work involved with public lecture
campaigns around England. At that time I was given the opportunity to
deliver sermons to thousands at the annual festivals, and also was the
un-ordained pastor of the two churches in the Channel Islands.
In 1975 it
became clear that all was not well at the headquarters in Pasadena,
California. Some ministers left, others were dismissed, including my boss
Mr. Hunting, who was one of the top evangelists, for allegedly teaching
doctrines not authorized by the church. Because of my association with Mr.
Hunting, I was banished after my nearly twenty year’s association with the
baffled, upset, and bewildered. I knew Mr. Hunting had not done any of the
things they were accusing him of, and neither had I. So I went home and
cried for a while, and I also made a decision to take control of my own
life, so that nobody would ever again in my life have the power to control
my thinking or fire me. The church continued to be troubled with divisions,
and many groups split off from the church before Mr. Armstrong eventually
died in 1986.
1976, I talked with Jeff Matthews, who had worked for me in the Recording
Studio, and he said, "Dr. Martin has some really interesting
information about the Bible which I think you might be interested in."
At that time, I had watched the disintegration of the church which was very
upsetting, and I was in no frame of mind to pursue other studies of the
Bible at that time.
I had come to
realize that the church I had attended for so many years was disastrously
stuck in the partial and impossible practice of attempting to obey Old
Testament laws, and was a group which had never really embraced the gospel
message of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
did not want to be involved with any religious organisation whatsoever. My
new occupation had become my passion, so I thanked Jeff, and basically said,
"No thanks". It was not my time!!
In 1974 I had
met a chiropractor who was visiting England, and he introduced me to a new
concept in natural health care called Applied Kinesiology (A.K.). I was
fascinated by what he taught me about it.
So in January
1976, at forty-one, jobless, I contacted him, and he invited me to go to
Toledo, Ohio to study basic Applied Kinesiology with him. I took some
courses, qualified as an instructor, and returned to England the first to
pioneer A.K. in Britain and most of the countries of Europe initially under
the auspices of the Touch for Health organisation.
'providentially' (as I now strongly believe) A.K. came along right at that
moment, I jumped at the chance to learn a new skill, especially one which
would enable me to follow my talent for teaching, and my innate desire to
help and enrich the lives of other people, and incidentally be my own boss.
next over twenty-five years, I trained thousands of lay people in the art of
using basic A.K. to enhance health and well-being. I also opened a clinic of
natural health care to work with people individually.
In 1982, with
Stephanie Mills, my business partner and co-trainer, we formed the Academy
of Systematic Kinesiology, and I wrote the textbooks for a two year part
time course for practitioners. We also formed a charity, The Association of
Systematic Kinesiology, to make A.K. more available to the public and to act
as a resource and support for the practitioners we were training.
In 2000, now
sixty-five, I met Nita, who was born in the village where I lived in Surrey
but had moved to Australia when she was sixteen. I had known her father,
brother and sister for the twelve years I had lived in the village, but had
never met her until she came to England to visit them. I decided to retire,
pass my business over to my daughter Claire, and move to Australia with
Nita, where we were married in 2002.
years, I had kept in touch with my friend Jeff, who used to work with me in
the college before it closed. He had gone on to make a successful career as
a sound recordist in television productions.
One day in
2012, Jeff and I were talking about the ‘old days’, and he mentioned
that there was a website where one could access the writings of Dr. Earnest
Martin who was my favourite teacher in college. Sadly, Dr. Martin had died
in 2002, but his work was being carried on to a degree by his wife and a
colleague. Jeff reminded me that he had told me about Dr. Martin’s
research and his new understanding of what the Bible actually teaches back
in 1976, but it was not my time to investigate that then.
after thirty-six years of not spending much time studying the scriptures
with any real fervour and enthusiasm, I had still retained my love of the
Bible as being the very Word of God, and my strong belief and faith in our
points out an incredible truth about the billions of Bibles that have been
printed since 1611. There is not one edition or version anywhere in the
world that presents the Books of the Bible in the order of the original
manuscripts inspired by God. The sixty-six Books in print are all jumbled up
in a chaotic order compared to the majestic perfection of the number, design
and structure of the original writings. This greatly obscures the thread of
truth that otherwise would enable anyone to see the Divine Scriptures of the
continued to observe that Christianity, as practiced by thousands of
denominations and billions of people, was still plagued with divisions and
watered down versions of the Bible’s essential teachings; and most were
‘teaching for doctrines the commandments of men’ that Jesus Christ
warned about. A survey in the ‘80’s found that there were over 23,000
different ‘Christian’ denominations! ‘Christianity’ I had observed
was in chaos.
had further diluted God’s laws of love, ‘done away’ with the ten
commandments, and almost universally embraced many pagan and idolatrous
practices, like evolution, Easter and Christmas that God hates, now followed
by virtually the whole world. The whole Bible is the history of idolatry, of
human beings preferring to worship anything but their Creator.
of heinous sexual activities by priests and ministers has become public
knowledge. In recent years, millions had also begun even to espouse
homosexuality, and encourage same sex marriages and other practices which
are clearly against all Biblical principles. Thankfully, God gave me the
mind not to allow any of this to diminish my faith in the truth of the
I had studied
some over the years though, and written quite a lot of articles as I learned
various bits of new information about the scriptures. But I now look back
with amazement at what has transpired in the last few months.
years later, now at seventy-seven years old, I was still in touch with Jeff,
(again, I truly believe ‘providentially’) and he put me in touch with a
website called the ASSOCIATES ONLINE (http://ernestlmartin.com),
which was continuing the work of Dr.
Martin, who had formed the Association for Scriptural Knowledge (A.S.K. @ http://askelm.com)
shortly after he resigned from the Worldwide Church of God.
In 2012, I
was also in contact with a man who had known Dr. Martin for ten years before
he died in 2002, who ‘just happened’ to have a box of tape recordings
made by Dr. Martin in his garage. He was kind enough to send them to me, for
which I shall be eternally grateful. So, I was able to listen to and
seriously study some of the mind expanding recordings made by Dr. Martin in
the twenty-five years after he resigned from the Worldwide Church around
1976, and before he died in 2002.
I was once
again really astonished at the simplicity, power and clarity of Dr. Martin’s
tape lectures, and got very excited about what I was learning. I was
learning more in a few weeks than I had learned about the Bible for forty
years! And it was so very interesting, and stimulating, especially with Dr.
Martin’s talent for letting the Bible tell its own story without any ‘spin’
best teachers are those who tell you where to look, but not what to
see"; not like the ministers of the Worldwide (WCG) church did! Dr.
Martin also taught me a truism: "If you give a man a fish, you feed him
for a day, but if you TEACH him HOW TO FISH you feed him for life." The
ministers of ‘churchianity’ give their flocks ‘fish’, but certainly
do not teach them HOW to fish, simply because they do not know how to do so
continually stresses the ‘keys’ that unlock the Divine Truths within the
scriptures. These keys are the importance of context, and especially the ‘to
whom’, the ‘when’, and the ‘where’ of each passage we are
studying. Without knowing ‘who’ the passage is addressed to, the ‘chronology’
and historical importance of ‘when’ they were written, and the ‘geography’
‘where’ the events occurred. I have never ever heard of anyone else
explaining the importance of these ‘keys’.
nearly a year, I am currently spending most of my energy each day listening
to Dr. Martin’s tapes. And not just listening, but studying them intently
and writing notes! So again ‘providentially’, I strongly feel I had been
given a ‘doorway’ to a vast amount of true Biblical knowledge and
understanding which is virtually unknown.
time, the truths I am learning come directly from the Words of Christ (who
wrote the entire Bible), not through the biased filter of a human mind.
Being able to glean knowledge, understanding, and wisdom from His Word is a
gift from God, the human mind CANNOT do this without that gift no matter how
hard one might try.
Dr. Martin is
so direct, so honest, and so enthusiastic about God and His purpose for us
all, so humble in his approach to sharing knowledge; always pointing to his
listeners to ‘study’ God’s Word, and be taught by Christ Jesus, not by
him! He is a pleasure to listen to. He makes God and the Holy Bible come
more real and ALIVE!!! He explains what is there in the Book that everyone
I have told
people, who have asked about it, how I feel about the Bible now. Previous to
my new understanding, it was like the image I had in my mind of God, Jesus
Christ and the Bible was in two dimensional ‘black and white’ and in ‘mono’
sound. Now my mental image of God and the truths of the Bible are in ‘glorious
3D technicolour’ and ‘surround stereo sound! And the pictures and the
sound are getting clearer each day. What God has planned for us, His
children, is truly astounding, and realized by so very few.
I would like
to share what I am learning with anyone who would like to learn how to ‘fish’
for the truth for themselves. Be warned though, this is strong stuff. Jesus
Christ, Firstborn Son of God, did not pull His punches when he confronted
the world, and neither does His Word, the Holy Scriptures.
taped lectures are now available as MP3 digital recordings on this site:
It takes an
hour and a half to listen to each lecture. You may like to read my short
notes on any given topic before listening to the lecture (listed above).
My notes on
some of his talks as PDF documents are available on this site. It only takes
a few minutes to read these notes, in most cases, only about one tenth of
the time it takes to listen to the whole lecture, and they offer a glimpse
of the amazing insights Dr. Martin gives in his talks. Hopefully reading my
notes will inspire you to want to listen to the MP3 file on any given topic
to get the full inspiring impact of the message ‘direct from the horse’s
mouth’ so to speak.
I can be
contacted at: email@example.com
L. Martin and the ASK Community
are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall
be filled" Matt. 5:6
January 16, 2012 marks the tenth year anniversary of Dr. Martin’s passing. Mr. David Sielaff, mentions the anniversary in his January, 2012,
Some of you, like myself, had the privilege to meet, converse, correspond, attend pot-luck socials, listen to lectures and talked by phone with Dr. Martin over the years. We, along with his most lovely and supporting wife, Ramona, were all deeply saddened by his passing.
I will never forget the first time I met “Doc”, as we used to call him. I had been in the
Worldwide Church of God (WCG) for almost ten years, the latter half somewhat disillusioned. And, during that disillusioned half, I was actively reading Ernest’s
Foundation for Biblical Research (FBR) material. I was totally impressed with his writings, as they were straightforward, honest and most importantly, 100% biblically based. I had heard of Doc while in the WCG, but had never actually seen or met him in all of my years in the Pasadena headquarter area
churches. Ernest had left the WCG years earlier than I. Intellectually, I knew from his writings that he was right ― and that I needed to part ways with the WCG. But like so many others, I still had an emotional attachment to the WCG. I was still very much involved in WCG headquarters activities and had friends and family in the WCG. I had ironically become good friends with Local Elder Joseph Tkach, who would later go on to become head of the church on
Herbert W. Armstrong's passing (and long after my departure from the WCG.)
Finally, the day of reckoning arrived. I had had enough of the WCG. I wrote Joe Tkach my letter of resignation.
And then, I went to see Ernest. At the time, he was conducting a Saturday morning FBR (Foundation for Biblical Knowledge) lecture series at the Pasadena Hilton. While there were only a dozen or so in attendance, I knew after listening to him that
I had arrived. This is where I belonged. Ernest came up to me after the lecture and introduced himself. Our friendship would blossom over the years and endure until his death.
Attending every function he ever held in the Pasadena area, I soon began to sense that not everyone in the FBR community was as enthralled with
Doc as I was. And, I wasn’t seeing any fruits of the spirit, or any kind of “growing in grace and knowledge”
from the FBR supporters. In fact, I was seeing just the opposite, including disparaging remarks about Ernest. I finally mentioned this to him. I’ll never forget his reply, “Ken, people will be people.” Much to my disappointment, history has proven him right. And with the subsequent formation of
Associates for Scriptural Knowledge (ASK), not much has
As Mr. Sielaff pointed out in an ASK publication published shortly after Doc’s passing, what Dr. Martin gave to us (and to the world) was a foundation of biblical knowledge on which to
build. Had Dr. Martin continued on through the present time, I feel certain (knowing his mindset and more importantly, his
attitude) that he would have progressed into many new areas of truth. He would have continued in his “growing in grace and knowledge”, so clearly encouraged in the Bible and which so clearly defined his life’s work.
Apparently, God saw fit to allow his passing at a relatively early
age (there is a lesson for us all to learn there, but that is a subject
for another time). And, with his passing began the daunting task of editing and maintaining his lifetime of works to share with the world. While ASK has done a splendid job in that regard, it is has become apparent to me that “growing in grace and knowledge” has, as before in the FBR, taken a back seat. The amount of “new” or “expanded” knowledge that has come forth over the last ten years from the ASK community is exceedingly small.
Disappointingly, the amount of personal growth is even harder to document or
Credit should be given to David Sielaff, who has done an excellent job in taking over for Dr. Martin. His
most significant work is the David’s Tomb Project, which he and a few
others initiated, but which apparently he alone, through ASK, continues to promote. This information, of course, goes hand in hand with Dr. Martin’s greatest discovery of the correct location of the Temple Mount. Mr. Sielaff continues, in ways that he is not always at liberty to discuss, to promote these discoveries to the world. Whether God will allow any verification and excavation of the site to occur in our lifetime is anyone’s guess. Both of these discoveries dovetail into end-time prophecy ― and we clearly are not in the end-times yet.
Aside from Mr.
Sielaff's above mentioned activities and many other fine articles on various subjects that he has produced
over the years, there has been a very noticeable lack of “growing in grace and knowledge” observed online within the ASK community as a whole. Living in the “Information Age” that we do and utilizing our instant communications at little or no cost, it is indeed amazing that we as a community (or ekklesia) have progressed so little. Taking on a “Laodicean” attitude, it would appear that many still have not even mastered Dr. Martin’s many fine research papers. Few have produced anything themselves that is truly new or edifying, though a few have been promoted on the
Worse, there is no evidence of people actually making significant changes in their lives. Where are the fruits of the
How can I be bold enough to make such a judgment call on our community? How do I know the mindset of the ASK community?
First, I occasionally drop in on
Julien’s Forum to see what is going on there. Though I haven’t made any posts on that forum in the last ten years, I was quite active on it at its inception, as were many other people. It has been very interesting to observe how many dozens of (alleged) ASK supporters there were initially, only to see that number diminish into a small handful of people today who seem hard pressed to come up with anything meaningful or relevant to discuss. Most topics discussed range from today’s weather to
pseudo intellectual discussions on obscure verses and concepts in the
Bible (and, never acknowledging the Biblical
Research page provided for their edification). Rarely is there any discussion of the latest ASK articles. Only once was there ever a discussion on
25 (that I initiated, on what we as Christians should be doing to
others). That discussion turned out to be a total embarrassment, as it became
painfully obvious that no one in the ekklesia was or is doing anything (in
complete defiance of Jesus' instruction).
For non-biblical discussions, most participants still seem sold on the fantasy versions of history and world events provided by our controlled news sources and educational institutions. Hundreds of educational websites of enlightenment are available on the Internet, and many are
on the ASSOCIATES ONLINE
(actually, over 17,000). Obviously, judging by the comments made on the forum, few have ever visited them.
Worse, many posts on the forum indicate that many
are suffering from serious health issues. Some have even died as a consequence. Few,
if any, are drug free and in good health. The concept of you are what you
eat seems to have gone right over the top of everyone's paradigm. Any
suggestions of good
health are met with complete skepticism (even by the de facto leaders of
The irony is that the ASSOCIATES ONLINE website,
by Dr. Martin (and originally designed solely for ASK supporters), provides all of the biblically based information one needs to live a
healthy and productive life. Strangely, forum participants seem to avoid this site like the plague. Several people have mentioned the ASSOCIATES ONLINE site on the forum over the years ― and their posts have been met with abject silence by the forum’s participants. It is apparent that “growing in grace and knowledge”, even if it means needlessly suffering from easily preventable and curable health problems,
is still taking a back seat.
The second way to gauge the mindset of the community is from the correspondence I
receive (or, more accurately, the correspondence I don't receive.) Over the last ten years, I could count on one hand the number of people who have written to me, expressing their gratitude for my website. While the site continues to attract
several people every hour (with many returning for a second or more time), 24 hours a day,
few have said that they are spending any regular amount of time on the site. Maybe they are too busy studying the ASK material
on the ASK site? Or maybe they are just studying the Bible? Somehow, I
just don’t think so.
with the attitude that I have seen displayed by the online ASK community, I
have to say that I feel totally embarrassed to be associated with
most ASK people and to have shared the same heritage of Dr. Martin's teachings
with them. I've seen more Christianity displayed by those who have none
of the knowledge that we have. As the wise saying goes, "Actions
speak louder than words."
Why is it, then, that so few have an interest in “growing in grace and knowledge”? The answer is quite simple. It is an
problem”. An attitude towards God. And an attitude towards God’s
Word, as revealed in the Bible. It is not unique to our ASK community. It is not even unique to Christians in general. In fact, all of mankind has an “attitude problem”. Hence the state of world affairs today ― and why God allows evil (Satan and his minions) to rule over us.
Why would we, who have been graced with some precious biblical understandings on which to build, have such an attitude problem? Are we still burned out from our previous
Worldwide Church of God experience? Is our, “No man is going to tell me what
self-righteous attitude, a result of our feelings towards the late Herbert W. Armstrong and his erroneous teachings? Therefore, we immediately reject all new information ever presented to us (no matter who it is from) ― without testing it to see if it is true. Or, are we just too complacent? Or, too lazy?
Is our collective attitude the real reason why we fail to attract any significant following of new people ― or of a younger generation to continue this work long after we are
gone? Where are our goals and long term planning clearly defined online? We seem
to be a rudderless ship adrift in a sea of confusion.
God has chosen to ultimately deal with mankind’s “attitude problem” by providing
two resurrection periods:
One for those with a
good attitude (the first resurrection and the Kingdom of God).
those who still need an attitude adjustment (the second resurrection).
Ironically, it appears that most in the ASK community
think they will be in the first resurrection, sitting right next to
King David and the twelve Apostles in the Kingdom of God. They feel that whether by lottery or by the fact that they
have not committed any of the grievous sins listed in the Bible (and also listed in Dr. Martin’s two fine articles that I quote in my
of God article), they are automatically assured acceptance into the KOG.
In my understanding of the Bible, nothing could be further from the truth. Acceptance into the Kingdom of God is actually
a “reward”. A reward for having the
right attitude ― and becoming teachable in this lifetime. While my above mentioned
article is certainly not the final word on the
subject of the Kingdom of God (much more research certainly needs to be done), a study of the scriptures reveals what type of individual will be accepted into the Kingdom of God. Based on
who the Bible says will be accepted into the Kingdom of God
(like King David and the twelve Apostles) ― and on
what the mission of the Kingdom of God will be
(to teach and to rule) ― it is apparent that they are all leaders (in their own way)…with a
good (teachable) attitude.
Now, in this lifetime, is when we have the opportunity to qualify for the Kingdom of God.
Not after the resurrection.
Will you be accepted? Is your present attitude one of “growing in grace and knowledge”? Are you a leader? Are you teachable? If not, there is still time for you to change. The choice is yours. It is not predestined. It is not a lottery.
It is a choice.
Of course, your salvation is assured either way.
Let us honor, obey and glorify God by
putting into practice what He has given us through the Bible and the wonderful teachings delivered by Dr. Martin…and
make that attitude adjustment today!
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Election Results and Life Until the Second Coming
results of the U.S. 2012 election have left most
conservative Christians reeling in despair. It has become
painfully obvious what direction the country will be going
in for at least the next four
years, if not much, much
Not that life would be
any different had the the
other guy won. You see, both guys work for the same boss,
the government-behind-the-government, AKA the Illuminati
(AKA the New World Order or NWO).
This is why the other guy so graciously and expeditiously
conceded the election. His (planned) defeat (just like in the previous
election), ignored the fact that this
election (like most other elections) was totally fraudulent
and worthy of a major investigation.
Both Congress and the Electoral College both rubber
stamped the results.
those who have read my book, I
HAVE GOOD NEWS...AND I HAVE BETTER NEWS, this event
comes as no surprise. There really is only one major difference
between life today in late 2012 ... and life under previous administrations
in former years. That difference is
that our rulers have become progressively more
open, blatant and aggressive than in the past. They no
longer have a fear of "exposure" for who
they really are and what they really represent.
this conspiracy continue, generation after generation in a
supposedly free and open society?
Wouldn't media and Internet exposure destroy it? One would think so. But there
is another component to this equation.
see, it is God who has selected and
permitted the Illuminati (and all previous variations thereof) to rule mankind since almost the beginning of time.
Their centuries long goals and tactics still remain the same;
slavery and major world population reduction. And most
importantly, the installation of a biblically prophesied
One World Government. The Illuminati knows that most
people will never figure this out until it is too late.
It could be
reasonably argued that they have
already achieved their One World Government right now, as
they control all nations of the earth surreptitiously.
The only difference is that its present operation is
dependent upon secrecy and subterfuge. What the Illuminati really
wants is a more efficient and open dictatorship, as revealed in
Revelation, via the satanically inspired Antichrist.
has God allowed this evil state of affairs to exist down
through the ages? The answer is not simple;
God's mind is not our mind. He has His reasons that we
don't always comprehend. But if I had to take a guess, I
would say God is trying to get our attention. He is trying
to get us to see who
we really are and what our future destiny really is.
He is trying to get us to see that He is the creator of all
things; He is the sustainer of all life. And, He is the one
we need to be looking to for our daily safety and
protection; not this or that political party or ideology.
now we can acknowledge our personal and collective
deficiencies, and start living a righteous
life with Jesus living through us; a life
reliant on Him for our daily bread and the very air we
breath. Then perhaps the need for this type of satanically
inspired evil government could be lifted from our lives. The Bible does
say that God's will can be changed. It in fact has been
changed several times in history.
But unless that happens, the prophecies of Revelation are
destined to be played out. We can expect a continuation of
despondent, tyrannical rule, except for a brief period before the second
coming, as I describe in my book.
are you doing to make a difference in this lifetime? Are you studying the
scriptures daily? Are you educating yourself on this website and
others? Are you making real changes
to your life ... and influencing the lives of others?
will you continue to live the self-indulgent, illusionary "American Dream",
hoping that everyone will "wake up" in time
for the next election? The choice is yours.
the Illuminati here.
10 Kingdoms Found?
seems to be of big interest these days as the world
situation changes almost daily. Prophecy is also big
business, with some "Christian" writers earning
millions on their "insight" into prophecy (even
if they are later proven wrong).
Many feel that we are in the end-times right now.
all the prophecies, the prophecy in Daniel is perhaps the
most intriguing. Many have written about it — and
none have mastered it. An update on Dr.
Ernest L. Martin's original article was recently
posted on the ASK website, which is highly recommended to
seems to be missing is an identification of the various
countries that comprise the ten kingdoms. No one seems to
know for sure who they might be. I can't say for sure,
either. But, if we look at the history of the hidden world
governments that have existed down through time — and
then look at today's hidden government (that most likely
will be the one to usher in the Antichrist), we might just
have a clue. Those who have mastered this subject realize
I am talking about the modern day (and generically
referred to as the) Illuminati.
has long been the stated goal of the Illuminati to form a
one world government (or, new world order). They have
conveniently drawn up the world into ten sections —
or "kingdoms"; and have been kind enough to draw
up a map to show us. Could this also be the map of
Daniel's prophetic ten kingdoms?
be the judge. An article
by David Bay expounds on this premise.
before one becomes too excited about this prospect, there
are some points that should be considered.
there are specific
events that must transpire before the end-times
even begins. None of those events appear to be on
the horizon (see below).
while scripture says to be watchful of world events, it
does not say to be obsessed with them. None of these
events listed below are likely to happen in our lifetime —
or our children's lifetime. Even the acceptance of
location of the Temple Mount (Dr. Martin's last major
discovery) is not likely to be accepted in our lifetime.
we need to put our priorities in order and concentrate on
what really matters — acceptance into
on this article on the ASSOCIATES
of End-Time Events Yet to Occur
rise and fall of physical Babylon
rise and fall of Mystery Babylon
rise of the Beast, the Antichrist
work of the Two Witnesses
building and destruction of the next Temple in
rise of Damascus to God’s favor
rise to power of the 10 kings
restoration of Egypt to power and wealth
conflicts between the kings of the south and the
kings of the north
creation of a Palestinian state along the coast of
peace and prosperity between Israel and her
decline of the churches
of Christ in Jerusalem
new Diaspora of the Jews/Israelites
restoration of the Jews/Israelites back to the
land by Iran
End-Time Events List
The following list was composed by
Henry D. and is based on the works of Ernest L.
Martin and David Sielaff. This list is not in any
sequential or prophetic order. Use the search engine
above for further studies from the ASK site.
a. The 8th King of Daniel and Revelation is the
b. Antichrist (8th King) becomes king of the region
north of Jerusalem (Tyre).
c. Satan setups his angelic headquarters in Pergamus
d. Antichrist conquers Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia and
areas north and east of Jerusalem.
e. Antichrist will conquer North and East of his HQ.
f. Antichrist moves to Jerusalem and proclaims himself
g. Antichrist sets himself up in Jerusalem at the
h. Satan exalts the Antichrist to supreme power over
i. The Antichrist will also help construct (or to
refurbish) the end-time Temple just before the Second
j. The Antichrist and the False Prophet will perform
Miracles, signs, and wonders to fool the people.
k. False Prophet does great miracles.
l. The Antichrist and False Prophet with bring in
Peace and Safety.
m. The Antichrist deifies himself with a new name (the
god of the fortress of the sea).
n. Antichrist sets up his image in the temple
(Abomination of Desolation).
o. The Antichrist (Beast power) will put into force
Sabbath observance, along with the biblical holy days,
and he will make his final capital at Jerusalem.
p. The Antichrist will allow all people to legally
enter the “Third” Temple.
q. Antichrist builds his palace in Jerusalem.
r. A vast horde is marshaled east of the Euphrates and
gathers at the Plains of Jezreel.
s. Angelic powers called the Antichrist and the False
Prophet are placed in the lake of fire. Satan is
placed in the abyss for now.
a. A King of Babylon comes to power.
b. Babylon rebuild as great city of the world.
c. False Prophet (King of Babylon) joins forces with
the Antichrist and then Satan unites with the "Beast".
Antichrist becomes "Christ" and False Prophet becomes
d. Great drought affects the waters around Babylon.
e. Babylon destroyed by Iran and the ten kings.
3. Christ-After Return:
a. 1st Resurrection Happens and Christ is seen
b. Christ judges Edom and the nations of the world at
the battle south of Jerusalem in the Valley of
c. Battle of the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
d. Resurrected Saints meet Christ over Mount Nebo.
e. Mount of Olives Split into two parts.
f. Christ defeats the Antichrist, etc.
g. Christ has final conflict with the northern army of
h. First 70 years of the Millennium will have the
earth in a very devastated state.
4. Disturbances in the Earth and
a. Tsunami destroys the Levant.
b. Dead Sea starts to show fire and smoke.
c. Astronomers see Millstone Asteroid coming toward
d. Millstone Asteroid hits the Earth in the sea.
e. Heavens depart as a scroll.
f. Great Earthquake.
g. Sun turned dark; moon as blood.
h. Other Disturbances in the Earth and Heavens.
i. God will give signs in the heavens and on the Earth
at the End Time. But the vast majority of the people
will misinterpret the signs.
a. The Nations will come against Jerusalem before
the restitution of all things. i.e., they will put
pressure on Israel to force them to do what the world
wants. God will step in and rescue Jerusalem.
b. Economic problems; US pulls aid.
c. God will bring forth out of the north in a
miraculous way a swarm of locusts, caterpillars,
cankerworms and the palmerworms that will devastate
the land of Israel.
d. The very next year after the locusts swarm
devastates Israel God will bestow blessings on Israel
because they will repent and turn to Christ.
e. God pours out grace and supplications on the
inhabitants of Jerusalem.
f. Israel will remember the Law of Moses and Elijah (a
type of) will be sent.
g. The true Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in
all the world starting with the people in Israel.
h. Jews and inhabitants of Jerusalem recognize Jesus
as the messiah.
i. New water spring in Jerusalem.
j. Idols removed from the land and evil spirits
removed from the land by God.
k. False prophets/false teachers will be removed from
l. Israel will become powerful in the world/middle
m. Israel will annex and occupy the area east of the
Jordan River known anciently as Gilead and the West
n. Jews take and settle Lebanon and Gilead (Jordan).
o. Ephraim (Ten Tribes of Israel) return to the Holy
p. Civil War in Israel.
q. Leader of Iran comes to the rescue of Israel and
helps build the “third” temple.
r. Improvement in the climate of Israel--more rain
fall. Land to be more like Eden.
s. The people of Jerusalem will call Christ "blessed"
because he came in the name of God.
t. When the people of Jerusalem accept Christ as the
Messiah there will also be great opposition from some.
u. Israel (Jews) will be scattered again
6. Kings of the End Time:
a. King of the North Attacks Egypt.
b. Major power develops in southern Europe and
confronts Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
c. King of the South (angelic power) becomes angry
with the Antichrist and attacks but he fails
d. Egypt Rises to Power.
e. Confederation of Nations in North Africa Arise
(King of the South) lead by Egypt.
f. First Persian End time King appears (1st King).
g. Second Persian End time King appears (2nd King).
h. Third Persian End time King appears (3rd King).
i. Fourth Persian End time King appears (4th King).
j. Greek (Javan-the Mediterranean area) End time King
k. First King of the North (6th King).
l. Second King of the North (7th King-short life).
m. Antichrist type of King appears (8th King-maybe
resurrected 7th King).
n. Some of these Kings may be only in heaven.
o. Ten Kings of small nations around Israel come on
p. Ten Kings Destroy Jerusalem.
q. The Ten Kings who aided Babylon will revolt against
Babylon when they see the Millstone Asteroid coming.
a. A renewal of monarchies will occur.
b. Creation of many new nations in the world.
c. Ten Kings rebel against the Antichrist.
d. People of all religious persuasions and ethnic
identities will find that they can cooperate better
with others in the world when these various peoples
are separate from one another in a geographic sense.
e. Confederacy of Ten small nations develops around
f. Palestinian (Philistines) becomes an independent
g. Failed states in the Middle East; new nations
a. One false teaching will be that Jesus was an
angel come to earth and did not really come in the
b. After the Millstone hits the Earth the remaining
people will rise up in anger against Christ when he
c. God takes up domicile in Damascus.
d. A Revival and a new interest in the basic teachings
of Christianity will occur.
e. Traditional Religious Foundations will undergo a
radical change as the truth of the scriptures will
become more known; people of the world will look to
the Jews for true religion.
f. Suffering Servant Prophecy of Isaiah 52-53 will be
g. Bible published in proper order with proper
translation of the texts.
h. World will understand that Jesus does not have long
i. World will understand the falsehood of Roman
crosses and many other falsehoods of the Christian
j. The world will begin to witness a revolutionary
change in the beliefs and attitudes of people over the
earth. A return to early New Testament Christianity
will occur. The Christianity that will prevail will be
Christianity with Mosaic rituals and customs
dominating. Many people throughout the Christian world
will then begin to keep the Sabbath from Friday sunset
to Saturday sunset and the Holy Days of Moses along
with the Jewish Christians. They will take up the food
laws of Moses and accept many of the customs and
teachings that God first gave to the Israelites at
Mount Sinai. Sunday, Easter, Christmas, etc. will
begin to go by the wayside.
k. The Christian community at the time of the end will
have the various attributes of the Seven Churches of
a. War in Heaven.
b. Great Exodus of Spiritual Powers from Heaven.
c. Satan placed in prison.
10. Third Temple:
a. Covenant made between a “King of the North”
(6th King) and the people of Jerusalem of seven years
in length and it allows the establishment of a Temple
with its ritualistic system at Jerusalem.
b. Laying the foundation stone of the Third Temple
(The 24th day of the Ninth Month-Kislev 24).
c. All the Jewish fasts will be
canceled and turned into feasts.
d. God removes evil out of Israel and moves it to
Babylon; God sends a spirit of grace and supplication
on all those in Jerusalem; Great prosperity will come
e. Cyrus (Iran) will help the Jews build the Temple
and return them from being scattered.
f. Abomination of desolation setup and daily
sacrifices at the Temple taken away.
11. Two Witnesses:
a. The Two Witnesses appear.
b. The Two Witnesses are killed.
c. The Antichrist will say the Two Witnesses are the
Beast and False Prophet. The actual Beast will claim
to be the returned Christ while his False Prophet will
claim to be the prophesied “Elijah to come”.
d. Elijah type of the Two Witnesses will come out of
nowhere as the original Elijah did and how John the
Baptist came out of the wilderness.
Ernest Martin's Resignation Letter to Herbert W. Armstrong
Ernest L. Martin,
27 January, 1974
Dear Mr. Armstrong,
family and I want to thank you and Mr. Ted Armstrong for
the spiritual and material benefits which you have
bestowed on us over the years. Indeed, I think my
association with Ambassador College has been of extreme
value to me in so many ways. I have also appreciated the
comments you have made that I have been a profitable
servant to you, the college and the church with major
contributions both in educational matters and
international projects. The confidence you have expressed
in me has been very satisfying to me personally.
Mr. Armstrong, of late many serious doctrinal and
administrative problems have emerged within the church and
college. The problems have become frequent and widespread.
Ted and other evangelists, In a meeting which Ted asked me
to attend, told me that they would take it upon them-
selves to inform you of the crises areas now facing the
work. Believe me, doubts are rife! Credibility is at an
all time low! People all over the United States are
questioning whether the church really wants to grow in
grace and knowledge. And among the important questions
which continually comes to the fore is that of Pentecost.
are many ministers and laymen which have deep misgivings
about the validity of a Monday Pentecost. Because of this,
Ted told the minister in the recent conference that the
subject would be thoroughly discussed and analyzed. I was
pleased that he honoured his word. Over the past two
weeks, four meetings were convened to consider the
question. Ted asked me to attend them and to comment. This
invitation I had to decline (though I desperately wanted
to be there). But I could not p--o! You will recall
telling me in 1970 that I should never attend any
doctrinal discussions among the top ministers unless you
called them yourself. The orders you gave me have been
faithfully obeyed. This is the reason I could not (and did
my Pentecost paper that was written to you back in 1961
was reproduced at Ted's request and circulated to all
those who participated in the meetings. After having read
the paper, many now acknowledge that the real evidence
shows that Sunday is truly the biblical Pentecost. I
understand that nothing was presented by anyone that
seriously challenged the conclusions of my 1961 paper. The
central facts for a Sunday Pentecost remain crystal clear
and this has to be admitted by all.
now seems to be two schools of thought on the matter of
Pentecost among the top authorities. One school would
accept what the Holy Scriptures say and admit that
Pentecost should be on a Sunday. The other would probably
accent the authority of the church and continue with a
Monday. One Vice President was reported to have said,
"If the church said that Pentecost should be on a
Thursday, that's good enough for me.', .Mr. Armstrong, I
am certain you would repudiate such an extreme position as
untenable. However, the moderato of the conference at the
conclusion of the four meetings, finally decided that
nothing could be done about the
of Pentecost and that there was no need to have a full and
open forum with you concerning it.
happens in this matter, I want to concur with the
teachings of headquarters. I have always been an
individual who has never wanted to deviate from the
teachings of headquarters. And I do t propose to go astray
from those principles now. But, sir, herein lies a
problem! Real headquarters -- the headquarters we must all
obey .. happens to be in heaven! And that headquarters has
given to me, and to everyone, a divine constitution to
which our lives must conform. That constitution is the
Holy Scriptures. And they have made it plain; Pentecost is
on a Sunday'. Yet, the Worldwide Church of God has
Pentecost on a Monday.
are necessary! But even the changing of one wrong doctrine
is far short of the mark in reaching the fulness of the
teachings of Christ. As you are aware, the church has
taught that it "hast kept my word, and hast not
denied my name." This belief has given many people
the conviction that the church hardly needs any changing
at all in most doctrines. However, there are numerous
teachings that desperately need alteration to bring them
into conformity with the true doctrines of Christ.
position of the church forces my wife and me to follow
your example of more than forty years ago when you found
it impossible to work within the framework of the Church
of God (Seventh Day). Really, it is not fair to you for us
to remain in the Worldwide Church of God when we feel
responsible to teach the doctrines of the Bible which are
not accepted by you or the church. This is a very
regretful decision to make but our conscience allows us no
me say, however, that we hold not the slightest bitterness
towards you or anyone at the college or in the church.
Indeed, I personally love you as a man and admire you for
the works which have been accomplished. I do not intend to
denigrate you, Garner Ted, the college or the church.
There is no need to do that whatever. I sincerely hope
that you will give my wife and me the same grace that we
intend to give to you.
In Christ's Service,
cc: close friends.
Page of Dr. Martin's KJV Bible
Tribute to the Late Dr. Ernest L. Martin
20, 1932 - January 16, 2002
Ernest L. Martin, Biblical scholar and personal friend, died
this morning at his home in Portland, OR. I just got off the
telephone with his wife Ramona. He had suffered a heart
attack on January 4th, came home thereafter, and seemed to be
doing well. We all had hopes for his recovery, but this
morning he suffered a second massive seizure. He was working at
his computer when he died. His death is a great loss.
His bio would fill many pages, but Ernest would not want anyone
to praise him for his accomplishments, in life or in death.
He always felt that his research, and anything he could
contribute, was all through the gifts and inspiration of God. I
don't know of any human being I have ever met who believed more
firmly in the absolute Grace and Providence of God.
was a pioneering researcher in the area of Biblical studies, and
often his discoveries and conclusions were starkly different
from the mainstream. The three that touched most in my own field
of New Testament and Christian Origins were his work on the Star
of Bethlehem (now accepted by most planetariums in the world,
and also featured as the best solution to the "Christmas
story" in Jack Finegan's definitive Handbook
of Biblical Chronology), his research on the site of
Golgotha being the Mt. of Olives, and his most startling
conclusion--that BOTH of the Jewish Temples were located south
of the so-called Temple Mount and Western Wall, in the city of
David over the Gihon Springs. I suppose if Ernest turns out to
be right on that one it will be the most startling revision in
the history of biblical archaeology (not to mention the
and I disagreed on many theological topics. In fact, he often
joked with me that he was "Paul" and I was
"James," in the current spectrum of things, but that
there was room for both of us in the quest for the historical
Jesus and the significance of his teachings through the ages.
Ernest was THE fundamental inspiration for the greatest project
I have ever undertaken, the Original
Bible Project, over
which I have labored now for nearly a decade.
will sadly and sincerely miss Ernest L. Martin. I saw him
in Denver, CO, in November and we had a long and very warm
conversation together at the annual
meeting of the AAR/SBL. He was in fine form, quintessential
Ernest L. Martin, as I will always remember him.
is active and contains information on most of his research, and
will soon post updates about his death and events to follow.
heart and prayers are with his family, especially his dear son
Samuel, one of my best friends, who was recently married, and
now lives in Jerusalem.
The Seven Levels of Personal
I came across an article by Steven Yates entitled Piercing
His article was in reference to a much older article by
Don Harkins entitled Slavery
and the Eight Veils. Both articles were unique
in their attempt to explain people's apparent inability
to grasp the reality that is staring them in the face in
regard to what is generically known today as "the
conspiracy." The two articles categorized people's
beliefs into eight veils to be pierced. The
concept was that most people simply cannot see
past a certain level of veil put in front of them (and
not that they don't want to see.) This
"veil" concept is actually discussed in the
Bible, as God Himself says that He is responsible for
digesting their information and concept, I decided that
the same format could also be applied to the subject of
personal growth. I have already refined their articles on the
subject of the world, health
elsewhere on this website. Here, I am taking their
concept and refining it, utilizing the concepts of
established biblical numerology. While their articles
claimed eight veils (or levels of understanding), I am
going to suggest that there are in fact only seven
levels of understanding. Since the number seven is the
number of perfection
or completion, all lower levels of understanding
should emanate from that.
than use Mr. Harkins' terminology of "veils,"
I prefer to use the term "levels of
understanding." Here is how I see The
Seven Levels of Health Understanding (again,
borrowing some of Mr. Harkins' edited text):
Level people learn that one must do some basic
things in life to be accepted by society. They learn
that breaking the law and treating others with
disrespect can produce harsh consequences. Sometimes
they have to learn these principles the hard way.
Level people are taught about personal growth
by their schools, churches and parents. They have a
basic understanding of what it takes to get ahead in
life. They may or may not adhere to this information
seriously or consistently.
Level people consider themselves much more
"enlightened". They take their personal growth
very seriously and obediently take the advice promoted
by their parents and counselors.
Level people have discovered that ones personal
growth can be greatly improved by becoming better
than average in speaking ability and general
leadership qualities. These people often become the
leaders in their field.
Level people have discovered that becoming leaders
in their field alone is not totally life fulfilling.
They must also become leaders in their family and in
their religious and charitable beliefs in order to find
true happiness and fulfillment in life.
Level people are able to discern what is
truly important in life and rely on God for their daily
guidance to do His will. Most are passionate about the
charities that they unselfishly devote their time to.
They live in harmony with the world around them and have
achieved a level of financial success that enables them
to devote a significant amount of time to helping
others. They practice good health
principles and are well grounded in their understanding
of true history, the Bible and their final destiny. They
lead by example and are looked up to by others. They are
the true leaders of today, usually keeping a relatively
Level people do not exist yet, because none of us
have yet attained perfection or completion. We will all,
eventually, attain this level of understanding...some
sooner and some later. Those with the right attitude of
learning and doing God's will are more likely to be
But all of us will eventually achieve this level of
understanding, perfection and completion at some point
after the second coming of Christ.
the end, the subjects of the world,
personal growth and spirituality
all come together at the Seventh Level. Will you be on
the Seventh Level to understand them -- and to meet God?
references to the "blinding
of the eyes".