by steven Masone
In 1988 Robert W. Faid published this book. I was in my first year of Bible College when I first read it. We were already studying eschatology at the time. As I was not raised in Church, I had no bias toward any teaching on the Antichrist or other areas of "Things to come." Our main textbook was J. Dwight Pentecost's book "Things To Come." While Pentecost presented several main teachings from the most accepted "schools of thought in eschatology" and his apologetic's lined up with my teachers college doctrines, I began to have problems with my biblical reexamination concerning his conclusions.
Had it not been for an unction from the Holy Ghost, I would have just accepted those positions and not become more than interested in eschatology. I began finding God speaking to me in this area and drawing me into prayer and fasting for his marvelous light to expose deeper truths and insights that formed and shaped my early ministry so much that I would name my first work: "Eleventh Hour Ministry Of The Lord Jesus Christ."
After reading Faid's book on Gorbachev, and being led into the study of Theomatics, Biblical Numerics and the perversion of the same by ancient secret mystics and astrologers/numerologists, I could not rule out Faid's conclusions regarding Gorbachez. He calculated that the odds of any man fulfilling all the prophesies and requirements of being the Antchrist were: Seven hundred ten quad trillion-six hundred nine trillion-one hundred seventy five billion-one hundred eighty eight million-two hundred eighty two thousand - to one ...and Mikhail Gorbachev fulfilled those odds! 710,609,175, 188,282,000 to 1
His credentials were impeccable as a scientist: Robert W. Faid served in the United States Army during the end of World War II, and later in the Korean War. He was one of the first Army Airborne Rangers. He graduated with a degree in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and began a twenty-five-year career with W.R. Grace & Company, from which he retired in 1973. Mr. Faid was not only a Christian American author, as a nuclear engineer, Faid held the honor of being one of the top ten nuclear scientists until 1975. He also held a degree in Theology from Coatesville Bible College. He died on May 30, 2008, due to cancer.
I have been watching for Gorbachev to re-emerge in a peace treaty facilitator position or see some
other Anti-type "stand in his estate"(role/office)... Dan 11: 20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.
From a symbolic interpretive position, Gorbachev could represent the system of communism coming to ruin (a mortal wound to head) and rising again as we see in the Marxist political aspects of Islam with Sharia Law social welfare structure. Islamic socialism is a term coined by various Muslim leaders to describe a more spiritual form of socialism. Muslim socialists believe that the teachings of the Qur'an and Muhammad — especially zakāt — are compatible with principles of economic and social equality. They draw inspiration from the early Medinan welfare state established by Muhammad. Muslim socialists are generally not as open than their western counterparts for, like Christian democrats, religion and the state are not considered separate. Muslim socialists found their roots in anti-imperialism.
Muslim socialist leaders believe in democracy and the derivation of legitimacy from the public, as opposed to Islamic religious texts or claims to be Muhammad's successors. The first experimental Islamic commune was established during the Russian Revolution of 1917 as part of the Wäisi movement, an early supporter of the Soviet government. The Muslim Socialist Committee of Kazan was also active at this time.
In the early 1970s, Muammar Gaddafi, published his 'Islamic Socialism,' his version, fusing Islam, Arabism and Socialism, in the 'Green Book. "Islamic Marxism" is a term that has been used to describe Ali Shariati (in Shariati and Marx: A Critique of an "Islamic" Critique of Marxism by Assef Bayat). It is also sometimes used in discussions of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, including parties such as the People's Mujahideen of Iran (MEK), a formerly designated terrorist organization by the United States, Canada, Iraq, and the Islamic Republic of Iran that advocates of overthrow of the latter. The MEK is now, however, claimed to be democratic and secular.
Gorbachev claims that it was the Chernobyl disaster that brought down the Russian Soviet Empire. Could Chernobyl have caused the first, most fundamental crack in the Soviet state and led to its collapse? That might sound like an audacious proposal, but it’s been advanced by none other than the man who oversaw the dismantling of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev. He states flatly that the Chernobyl explosion was “perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union.” According to Gorbachev, the Chernobyl explosion was a “turning point” that “opened the possibility of much greater freedom of expression, to the point that the system as we knew it could no longer continue.” Gorbachev introduced his policy ofglasnost, or “openness” of ideas and expression, not long before the Chernobyl explosion. It was his remedy for widespread censorship and government secrecy. To Gorbachev, Chernobyl proved the wisdom and necessity of glasnost. The explosion and attendant tumult, he claims, “made absolutely clear how important it was to continue the policy of glasnost.”