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'Hidden Manna For the End Times'
[TCE: in a manner similar to the treatment of the 'Drosnin Bible Code' many have openly embraced Panin's results, apparently without doing any really serious investigation of the method(s), as these examples reveal:
On this last quoted page we find these comments under the heading 'Panin':
The answer to the problem, I believe, comes from a man named Ivan Panin. After his flight from Russia and conversion from atheism, Panin discovered in 1890 that the whole Bible was filled with hidden numerical patterns largely based on the number seven. This discovery had two major implications. Firstly it gave a striking proof of the inspiration of Scripture. Every sentence, every word and even every letter had the divine seal upon it. The patterns could never have been placed there by human wit. Secondly it gave him a method of deciding in every instance which was the correct text. He produced an edition of the New Testament in Greek and also a translation in English. Numerics even enabled Panin to resolve ambiguities of punctuation. eg Compare Truly I say to-you, 'Today You will be with me in Paradise' and Truly I say to you today, 'You will be with me in Paradise'. Numerics showed that the first of these was correct. Ambiguities of the Greek language can also be solved in this way.
Ivan Panin's life work has been almost entirely ignored by the academic authorities. Perhaps it would put some of them out of work if they took it too seriously. In fact his findings are generally, but not always, in line with the Western text and probably would not differ from it in any major significant way. At least we may say, he stands in the witness box against those who proclaim that the KJV is the only sound and safe version to use. His Greek and English New Testaments and other writings are available from the USA address: John W. Irwin, 81 Bayview Ridge, Willowdale, Ontario, M2L 1E3. Anyone know where you can get them here in UK?
For related discoveries see The Bible Code :
Since writing this section I have become less convinced of the validity of Panin's findings. They cannot be validated scientifically as he claims. He appears to have been totally ignorant of statistical analysis, which was much less understood in his time than now. His methods of calculating odds were totally invalid. At the same time it is difficult to believe that a man of his intelligence could have spent several decades of his life working under a complete illusion. The patterns may be valid even though they cannot be proved scientifically as he claims. At least his sincerity cannot be doubted.
TCE: Note that, while this website reveals that the work of Panin seems to cause severe damage to the biased 'translation' of the New World Translation of the Jehovah's Witnesses (as shown by the comment just below the Scripture quoted in red - 'Numerics showed that the first of these was correct' - concerning the placing of the word 'today' in this sentence from Luke 23v43!), this error of this cult is already easy to prove from straightforward interpretation of Scripture. A later paragraph in italics surely reveals the kinds of doubts that also plague 'The Bible Code,' but this website still endorses Drosnin's 'Code'.
Further doubt has been cast on the Panin method, and therefore the validity of the results, at these sites:
It is truly surprising how many 'Christians' have embraced Panin's results without any real 'making sure' (1 Thessalonians 5v19-22; cf. Acts 17v11) being apparent!
You can read Eells' lists of Panin's conclusions, regarding some of the combinations with comments, such as:
(Rev.1v7) Clouds = 144 x 10 ('Behold He cometh with the clouds') [These are obviously clouds of white-robed saints.]
Eells thinks it is 'obviously clouds of white-robed saints' when the word used here for clouds is (Greek nefelh - nephele) a word used of the cloud which led the Israelites in the wilderness (ref. Septuagint - Exodus 13v21-22; 14v19-20) and therefore fully consistent with the logical hermeneutic that the return is the essential opposite of the way in which Jesus was last viewed by the disciples in Acts 1v9-11:
'9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven'.
This is probably just another example of his overweening pride coming to a conclusion that is only 'obvious' to those who are never wrong - even when proven wrong!
Eells then makes his connnection to the widely discredited 'Bible Code':
Another fantastic mathematical proof of the inspiration of Scriptures has been discovered. It has been popularly called 'the Bible code,' which is also the name of the first book on the subject by Michael Drosnin. Below is a summary of things gleaned from his book.
Eells attempts to gain support for his beliefs about these numerics and codes by drawing on references to Sir Isaac Newton, and Rabbi Weissmandel of Czechoslovakia before referencing Dr. Eliyahu Rips who was referred to earlier.
As noted earlier, Eells then uses this introduction to make the connection of his ministry and life and that of his friends to Scripture in a manner not too far removed from the method of false Mormon 'prophet' Joseph Smith who managed to rewrite Genesis in order to 'prophesy' his own importance to God. We read:
'Since Michael Drosnin's book, many Bible code software programs have become available. By using this software, volumes of discoveries are being made around the world. I have found discoveries with my own software. A friend found my wife's name and my own with our marriage date. Another friend found his family tree. If relatively unimportant things are found, just think about how much is actually there. It is probable that the Genius of Vilna was correct.
Revelations of the future are harder to come by because a person must have some kind of idea what to ask the software to search for. Drosnin found the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the year it was predicted a year before it actually happened. He also warned the Prime Minister, but sadly the prediction was fulfilled on time. Later, the assassin's name was also found. He also found two months in advance the collision of the following: Shoemaker-Levy / will pound Jupiter / 8th AV (July 16).
Another thing that has been found is that the surface text is many times connected to the code beneath it. Drosnin shared an example of this in Daniel 12v4 where 'computer' is encoded beginning with the words 'shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.' It is clear that the information sealed up in the Bible code could not be revealed until the time of the end when computers became available. Confirming this fact, beginning in Deuteronomy 12v11, 'Bible code' is encoded and in Deuteronomy 12v12, 'sealed before God' is encoded.
A few of the other codes found in his book are the Holocaust, the moon landing, WWII, Watergate with the impeachment, the Wright brothers with their airplane, Edison with his light bulb, Newton with gravity, both Kennedy assassinations with the assassins, Bill Clinton's election, the Oklahoma City bombing with Murrah Building and Timothy McVeigh, etc. Most of these are given with pertinent information and sometimes dates. Also, there are future warnings of nuclear world wars, comets and asteroids striking the earth, terrible earthquakes, plagues, economic collapse, etc. Most of these are given with pertinent information and many times dates. Some of these are warnings just as Jonah warned Nineveh, which are conditional upon man's actions, and some are prophecies that will surely come to pass. ...
Numerics, theomatics, and the Bible code are several of the many different types of hidden codes found in Scriptures. I am convinced that a combination of these will uncover the greatest mysteries. To Bible code researchers of the New Testament, I have some advice: use Dr. Panin's numerically correct Numeric Greek New Testament and you will find more and longer codes because only one letter added or subtracted from the original will destroy the numeric pattern in the text.
Only a mind beyond our comprehension could have designed these codes simultaneously beneath an intelligible text. ...
TCE: bear in mind the results of exposure of the 'Bible Code' to further analysis and we find that Eells has a great knack of ignoring any evidence that is inconvenient to the conclusion he seeks to draw. While we will credit him with the correct analysis of Jonah's prophecies [based on the recognised 'but if' principle which we will deal with in the near future in our Old Testament Studies] ... which are conditional upon man's actions - we note that this is simply a ploy of his to connect his own failed prophecies with those of Jonah types and the reason he adds the rider: ' ... some are prophecies that will surely come to pass.'
Therefore, on another Eells' page we find part of his view on the coming deceptions and 'New World Order' using the Latter Rain/Man-child doctrines and supportive influence of Drosnin's 'Bible Code' under this title:
Chapter 16 - Fall of the World
(2 Pet. 3v10) ...earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
>>> Eells version (of repentance) compared with Nineveh
1) He raises up the First-fruits in His image.
2) He uses them to bring a remnant out of a harlot system.
In Great Tribulation:
3) He uses the harlot to purify or crucify the remnant.
In the Day of the Lord's Wrath:
4) He preserves a remnant of the remnant alive.
5) He uses the beast system to destroy the harlot.
6) He destroys the beast system.
As we have seen, the first thing that happens in the Day of the Lord's wrath is He gathers His people into the ark. During this period He uses the world beast to destroy both the religious and secular harlots. Now we will speak of phase six above, when the wrath of God will be poured out for a year on the world beast system that has persecuted His people. (Isa. 34v8) For the Lord hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. (63v4) For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. (6) And I trod down the peoples in mine anger, and made them drunk in my wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.
The great armies that God sacrifices to the birds are called the 'fatlings of Bashan', which is the area of Syria from Damascus and south. (39v18) Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. It appears God will bring the northern army through Syria, fattening them up in Bashan, and then bring them over the Golan Heights to their slaughter. It is possible that, at this time of the division of the world beast, Damascus is destroyed. (Isa. 17v1) The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. It is possible that Damascus is nuked along with King Assad. The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin reveals a single skip sequence on page 134, 'Armageddon, Assad holocaust'. 'Syria' and 'Russia' and 'China' and 'USA' appear with 'world war'. Also on page 135 we see, 'Gog, land of Magog', 'Syria', 'Gog', 'A great horde, a mighty army', and 'Magog'. Once again 'Armageddon' reveals this to be an end of the Tribulation war.
TCE: Eells majors in 'buts' and 'ifs' ('It appears God will bring the northern army through Syria ... It is possible that Damascus is nuked along with King Assad') rather than 'but if' Jonah prophecies that may be delayed by repentance. The difference between Nineveh's day when they did repent (Jonah 3v6-10) but later returned to their old ways, so that they were utterly destroyed 70 years later, is that we see no sign of repentance at all in today's nations. Apostasy and hatred of God grows as Christ is maligned and blasphemed - and murder of the weak and helpless through abortion and genocide becomes the rule of the day. While the world rages at little Israel the Islamic killing machine slaughters millions worldwide and the 'powers' of the nations turn a blind eye!
And so, to continue his excusing of his failed prophecies, Eells presents under 'Judgment Delayed' :
David's note: Some dreams and visions on our site were pre 2000 and were Jonah warnings which did not come to pass on time. The sequence of events leading up to the invasion and overthrow of America at that time was delayed from before the tribulation to during and after the tribulation.
Then, under the title 'WAS THE FALL OF THE U.S. DELAYED? WHY?':
Leading up to the year 2000 there were many true dreams, visions, prophecies and Bible codes of an imminent pre-tribulation destruction of the U.S. in a world war. You say, 'How could they have been true since they did not come to pass.' God can change or delay what He speaks to you as a warning through prophets, dreams, visions or thorough His Spirit in many ways. ... Both the Word and history show us two delays in the fall of the U.S. In the case of a delay, the judgment will ultimately come to pass as and when the Bible says it will.... Israel and the U.S. were chosen by God to represent Him to the world but fell into apostasy so in an attempt to turn them He appointed the same chastening and ultimate desolation to them. These two nations have a unique history regarding this.
TCE: Because of 'prophecies' of this nature some deceived Christians in the USA planned to move out of the United States, selling their business, home and everything they possessed (ref. Tom Van Asperen of '4th Angel Seminars' who claims to reveal a 'special Code Language' - which says there is no rapture - and who is also a frequent speaker at 'The Prophecy Club' which holds seminars across the country and features some of the most popular extremists). Again, in a manner reminiscent of the WBTS of Jehovah's Witnesses, Eells connects 'Jerusalem' with 'USA' in this 'clever' way:
'From the Grenada war in 1983 until the year 2000 is the sixteenth, seventeen year cycle. During this period Israel and Judah were conquered. Since the U.S. has already come through the sixteenth war cycle as of 2000 why was the U.S. not destroyed? It is no accident that Jer USA lem escaped being attack by the Assyrian beast at this time. (2 Ki.19v31-36) For out of JerUSAlem shall go forth a remnant, and out of mount Zion they that shall escape…the king of Assyria, He shall not come unto this city…For I will defend this city to save it… Some might think that USA being in the heart of the name JerUSAlem is just a gimmick or coincidence. As we will see; as goes Jerusalem, so goes the USA. Their judgment is delayed together. They are later attacked and divided by the world beast together in the day of the Lord. The Lord returns with His saints and saves a remnant of each from the beast armies fighting on their soil.'
TCE: this proves another opportunity for Eells to connect his own 'ministry' with that of genuine prophets, e.g. Hosea, who was a 'pedagogian biographer' revealing the harlotry of God's people, Ezekiel who lived out a 'picture story' of the invasion of Jerusalem, and Isaiah who also lived out his 'pedagogy in biography' as he walked around exhibiting how the people would walk around naked and barefoot when judgement came to them. Hosea lived out his 'pedagogian biography' in a manner which was surely far more heart-breaking than the experiences of the other two prophets - what 'pedagogy in biography' does Eells make claim to?:
Just after the fifteenth cycle for the U.S.A. around 1987 God showed me he would delay the judgment although I did not know it at the time. Sometimes in scripture the Lord has a prophet to act out in his own life a prophecy of what is about to come to pass. I realized only afterwards that this happened to me. I was experiencing pain and passing a lot of blood. The thought came to me that it was cancer. In the next day or two I went to a Christian book store that I normally did not go to because there was one much closer. Two sisters that were running the store said that they were praying for ministers that they knew and the Lord told them that I was having a battle with cancer but that I would win. There was no way they could have known this for I had told no one. Even my wife found out later by accident. I thanked them and told them that it was a confirmation. I went home and asked the Lord for a word from His Word concerning this. Without looking I flipped my Bible open and put my finger down on a phrase in 2 Kings 20v1. It said, 'thou shalt die, and not live.' I recognized that I was being tried to see if I would depart from the Word. I said 'Lord, I don't accept this because it is not according to your word to me in 2 Peter 2v24, 'by whose stripes ye were healed'. You have taught me not to accept what is contrary to your covenant with me.' I now know that this reaction was pleasing to the Lord. I said, 'Lord I ask you to give me another word according to your covenant with me.' Without looking I flipped the Bible open and put my finger down on a phrase in Ps.118v17. It said, 'I shall not die but live,' the exact opposite! The chances of that happening are too fantastic to understand. I rejoiced and thanked the Lord. I had a faithful brother, Mike Burley, pray over me and ignored the symptoms until they were gone. God delayed my destruction as a type for the delay in the JerUSAlem destruction.
Here is a confirmation to the delay. 'Thou shalt die and not live' was first spoken to King Hezekiah in the year that Judah fell but JerUSAlem was spared. He then sought the Lord on the grounds that he was a righteous man and Isaiah prophesied a delay in judgment for himself and JerUSAlem. (2 Ki.20v6) And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. Notice in this verse that this delay was also for 'David's sake', which is also my name. Both Hezekiah and I were used to prophesy a delay in the fall of JerUSAlem. This meant a delay in the destruction of the U.S. in the sixteenth war cycle before the year 2000, which is when the prophesied destruction was to have occurred. ...
In 2002 the symptoms of death suddenly returned as what friends in the medical field thought was cardiovascular disease. I was having pain in my chest and my right side was always cold due to lack of circulation. My wife reminded me that it had been fifteen years since my healing. I thought of the fifteen year extension of Hezekiah's life. I asked the Lord if that part of Isaiah's prophecy was also for me and that now I too would die. I not only got a 'yes' from Him but three dreams were given to people in our assembly at that time that showed that I would die of a heart attack. These people knew nothing of my symptoms or a fifteen year extension. As I thought on these things I told the Lord that I saw no reason to change my confession of His promises of healing. I heard the Devil's threats but called his bluff and acted my faith by jogging. He told me that I would fall out on the side of the road and never make it home. He gave up after a while and the symptoms gradually left. After this the Lord impressed me that I had acted out a second delay in the fall of the U.S.
TCE: Note that, just like the 'Emperor's New Clothes' scam and Benny Hinn et al and their claims to great and significant 'healings', Eells doesn't actually present any proof at all that he was ever healed of anything major! How many people have gone to their doctor telling him they are '... experiencing pain and passing a lot of blood.' What comes into many people's heads?: 'The thought came to me that it was cancer.' But, when the doctor carefully examines them, they find that they have an embarrassing case of haemorrhoids ('piles') - which often clear up with little or zero treatment! How many Word-Faith/Charismanic/Man-child 'healings' are affected in this way? The majority?! Even the 'testimony' of his coming healing from cancer from 'two sisters' is meaningless for, again, zero evidence is involved. His 'heart attack' that never happened is of the same nature and can be explained away in exactly the same manner - I have lost count of the number of people who imagine they have a heart problem but never get it checked out. There are so many alternative explanations for chest pains and many of them can be 'cured' by a jogging/fitness régime! But, in Eells,' world ' the Lord impressed me that I had acted out a second delay in the fall of the U.S.' Yeh, right.
Finally Eells claims that he finished with a 'Gideon's fleece/divination' technique that came up with a 'pleasing' result: 'Without looking I flipped my Bible open and put my finger down on a phrase ... I flipped the Bible open and put my finger down on a phrase ... 'I shall not die but live,' the exact opposite! The chances of that happening are too fantastic to understand. I rejoiced and thanked the Lord. I had a faithful brother, Mike Burley, pray over me and ignored the symptoms until they were gone. God delayed my destruction as a type for the delay in the JerUSAlem destruction.'
The chances are 'too fantastic to understand'? I can't tell you how many dumb Christians have put off medical treatment, sold houses and moved to areas where they had no chance of ever getting work, bought doomed businesses, employed heretical pastors, or pursued dangerous and God-dishonouring exploits all on such whims of 'fleece-divination'!
Coupled with his other 'evidence', Eells rambles on:
In the Bible Code by Michael Drosnin on page 105 shows that the code accurately showed World War II stating, 'The year the war began, 1939, is encoded with both 'World War' and 'A Hitler,' and the word 'Nazi' appears in the same place.' ... This totally agrees with the Bible codes that the nuclear attack and invasion of the U.S. by Russia, China, etc, would be in this last war, which is after the tribulation. Joel said this judgment would be at the 'latter rain' and Amos at the 'latter growth.' These prophecies are clearly for our day since the 'latter rain' is in our day and it brings the 'latter growth.'
And, of course, just like Benny Hinn's failed 'prophecies' regarding the destruction of the homosexual community in the USA etc., when they don't happen these 'prophets' always have an excuse:
'Through intercession these prophets delayed the invasion of JerUSAlem by the 'nations' twice (Joel 2v17; Amos 7v1-6). (Amos 7v1-3) Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth… And it came to pass that, when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand for he is small? Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith Jehovah. Leading up to 2000 the prophets were declaring judgment would come to the U.S. and many were interceding just like Amos. Notice that because of the immaturity of God's people they would not spiritually survive the judgment so He delayed it. Then in verses 4-6 God threatened to destroy the land by fire. Amos again interceded with the same words and God delayed a second time. History must repeat. This delay will happen again in 2006 when the saints intercede. 'That which hath been is that which shall be, and that which hath been done is that which shall be done.'
TCE: So, clearly, it was the interceding of these great prophets who saved the USA! On the other hand it could have simply been an obvious false prophecy .....! Eells then moves onto another of his highly significant influences:
'Two days after I got the above revelation a sister gave me a book, The Heavens Opened, by Anna Rountree. I quote from a vision on pages 73,74 as confirmation of the plumb-line judgment.'
TCE: confirmation of 'the plumb-line judgment? Rountree's mystical ramblings are certainly on a par with Eells' productions as this excerpt reveals (taken from 'The Priestly Bride' by Anna Rountree) at this page:
from the excerpt titled 'THE EMERALD' [bottom of web-page]:
'My Father held out a large emerald to me. 'For your crown, Anna,' He said. I took it. 'Oh Daddy, it is beautiful!' I replied (although I did not know to what crown He was referring). 'Thank You.' There was a pause. Then He asked, 'Would you like to see your Beloved?' I felt embarrassed, for He had read my innermost desire. I ducked my head and pulled out the golden key that hangs from a scarlet cord around my neck. Jesus had given the key to me. It unlocks the golden filigree gate to the enclosed garden of my heart in Paradise. The Lord had told me that if I wanted to see Him that He would meet me there. I held up the golden key and smiled at my Father. 'Go to Him,' my Father said tenderly. His glory came from Him and kissed my forehead. Instantly, I was before the walled garden.'
TCE: If you allow people to make up visions without challenging their complete detachment from Scriptural support then you will not blanch at this invention - 'the golden key that hangs from a scarlet cord around my neck ... It unlocks the golden filigree gate to the enclosed garden of my heart in Paradise'? Try and find genuine Scriptural support for this view of 'Romantic Jesus.' This is more 'Mills and Boon' (romance novels!) than Joel and Amos (true prophets!).
This is part of the excerpt Eells chose to quote from Rountree:
''Look' He continued, gesturing towards the ground in front of us within the sheepfold. The area opened to reveal the world spinning some distance beneath us. As I looked at the globe, I heard huge footsteps, as if giants were walking, shaking the earth. The ground of earth trembled, and mountains began to break apart. 'Look again,' He said, gesturing above Him. Heaven opened and I saw something dropping from the center of the bright angels. 'What is it?' I asked. 'A plumb-line,' He answered. The weighted plumb-line dropped from heaven through the sheepfold to the earth. As the plumb line reached earth…fire came out of heaven and traveled the plumb line, passing before us and sweeping down the line to earth. Suddenly the whole world was aflame.'
Notice in the plumb-line war the Lord will judge the 'whole world' with fire, again identifying the Armageddon war. The 'giants… shaking the earth' are the ruling world kingdoms and when the 'mountains' also representing these kingdoms 'began to break apart' these once united kingdoms will be torn apart in a one world civil war. At the beginning of this God will check His 'sheepfold' with His plumb-line to see who measures up to sanctification. The righteous symbolized by Anna will escape the flood of wrath in the ark of God but the apostates will be destroyed.
TCE: God will use 'His plumb-line to see who measures up to sanctification.' And the 'righteous [are] symbolized by Anna'? Since when does Scripture tell us that 'plumb-line(s)' and 'Anna' are symbolic of these things? The 'plumb-line' of Amos 7v7 indicated an instrument absolutely straight. It is an undeviating line; and metaphorically it is the righteousness of Yahweh, demanding the judgment of His people as Amos portrayed them. The plumb-line provides a standard for both personal faith and daily life in society. The 'holy nation' had been expected to set an example of upright, godly living in a pagan society, but through the ages they had become conformed to the world in which they lived. The tragedy of Israel's existence is that the nation had indulged in persistent apostasy and idolatry, despite the succession of divinely appointed prophets sent to call them back to the spiritual standards of the Sinai covenant. When measured by God's plumb line, Israel was seen to be crooked and untrue. Therefore, judgment was sure - and history proves that it happened. But is the USA and contemporary Israel really more sinful than the rest of the world? Why should God bring this judgement to the USA before Europe, or China? History continues to show that Eells can only 'fish' for some semblance of the truth - as he sees it - in similar 'Mystic Meg' Rountree fashion:
'I saw the U.S. in a vision as a fish enclosure. ... In July of 96 I found myself standing in the sky far above the waters of the Gulf of Mexico where I saw the U.S. stretched out before me. My gaze was directed upward where I saw that a veil was stretched over the whole country. Above the veil was a huge bomb, that was almost as big as the country, hanging from a string with a bow knot tied in it! Looking back down I saw that the U.S. had turned into what looked like an above ground swimming pool. The outer wall of this pool followed the boundaries of the nation. This enclosure was filled with water, which was teeming with fish. The fish were under the bomb but they could not see it for the veil. It was then that I noticed a fishing pole in my hand. Standing where I was, if I caught the fish, they would be able to see the bomb and be out from under it. My ministry has been based in the Gulf States and I have no orders to move, but I was out from under the judgment of the bomb because of spiritual reasons that I am called to share with others.
The Lord was clearly likening the threat to Nineveh to that of the U.S. As Nineveh's judgment was delayed, so was the judgment of the U.S. Jonah 'cried and said, yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown' (Jonah 3v4). God had told Jonah to 'preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee' (2) and he did, just like many prophets correctly warned the U.S. of an imminent fall. Even though his prophecy was delayed far past forty days, he was not a false prophet; nor were the prophets who warned the U.S. false. Nineveh repented and God spared them. Most would say that the U.S. did not repent before 2000 but the U.S. is not expected to repent. Only God's people in her are expected to repent and some did.
(Continued on page 223)