According to the Scottish Stewart Clan Internet Home, prior to the crowning of the Messiah on the sacred Stone of Destiny, a false Christ will try to unite mankind.

"So, this movement of the Stone of Destiny could very well be the beginning of a chain of events to shape the world -- and prepare His remnant today -- for the things about to come to pass; the false Messiah shall come first and try to fake uniting the people (Daniel 9:27) under the promised covenant of peace, but he will fail. He will pass himself off as Israel's Messiah, and Christianity's Christ."
In Scripture, Daniel 12:1 identifies Michael as "the great prince" who will rescue Israel during the Tribulation:
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."
Will "The Michael" prophesied by the Abbot of Scone come forward (stand up) as the lineal descendant of Jesus Christ, impersonating Michael the Archangel and defeating "Christianity's Christ," who will "fake uniting the people…under the promised covenant of peace"? Purveyors of the Grail legend thoroughly disparage the New Testament, arguing that the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Scrolls predated it and are therefore more authentic. Citing the spurious Dead Sea Scrolls, Gardiner informs readers that 'The Michael' at any time in history is the High Priest Melchizedek, whose office Jesus Christ once occupied. Upon returning to receive his kingdom, "The Michael" will face a formidable foe:
"It is of importance to note that the X sign, which became so hated by the Roman Church, was identified with the archangel Michael (Melchizedek) onwards from Old Testament times. The heritage of St Michael was the dynasty of high Zadok priests -- a heritage that prevailed in the continuing Messianic line... Fragments of the Prince Melchizedek Document found among the Dead Sea Scrolls indicate that Melchizedek and Michael were one and the same. It is this representation which features in the Revelation when the Archangel Michael (the descending Zadokite power of the Messiah) fights with the Roman Dragon of oppression…" (29:299, 177)
The Dead Sea Scrolls In English do in fact contain a scroll titled "The Heavenly Prince Melchizedek." The introduction to this scroll identifies Melchizedek with Michael the Archangel and also Elohim, who will officiate at the final judgment:
"The heavenly deliverer is Melchizedek. Identical with the Archangel Michael, he is head of the 'Sons of Heaven,' or 'God's of Justice' and is referred to as Elohim and 'el'... Here Melchizedek is portrayed as presiding over the final judgment and condemnation of his demonic counterpart Belial/ Satan, the Prince of Darkness...The great act of deliverance is expected to occur on the Day of Atonement at the end of the tenth Jubilee cycle."    (The Dead Sea Scrolls in English, 3rd Ed., Geza Vermes, England, JSOT, 1987, p. 300)
In the following excerpt from Bloodline Of The Holy Grail, the student of prophecy will recognize at once Gardiner's deceit as to the identity of the dragon of Revelation 12. Revelation 12:9 explicitly states that the dragon is "…the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…" To further the deception required for the Merovingian conspirators to attain their messianic goal, Sir Laurence identifies the dragon as the Roman Empire:
"The Imperial Romans displayed a purple dragon on their standard, and it is this symbol that is depicted in Revelation 12:3, when Michael confronts the 'dragon with seven heads.' As we have seen earlier, the dragon in this instance was Rome: known historically as the City of the Seven Kings (or heads - the number of kings before the Republic was formed.)... We should therefore understand that the Archangel Michael's battle with the dragon in Revelation 12:7 corresponds to the conflict between the Zadokite succession and 'the beast of blasphemy' -- Imperial Rome." (29:183, 56)
To illustrate the point, Bloodline Of The Holy Grail features a picture of an angel slaying a dragon with the following caption:
"Truth Against the World by Peter Robson. The day of fulfillment when the DRAGON is slain and the PHOENIX shall rise...Wearing the black garb of the esoteric church, the triumphant woman carries the therapeutic serpent of wisdom and healing."
The esoteric church mentioned here are the Gnostics cults in their myriad forms ~ from the ancient mystery religions to the Alexandrian School of Egypt, to the medieval Celtic Druids, Knights Templar and Babylonian Kabbalists, to the enlightened Rosicrucians and modern Freemasons and New Agers. According to the annals of Merovingian revisionist history, the esoteric church suffered the persecutions of the Catholic Church, which the authors misleadingly identify as the Christian Church. According to their prophetic tradition, "The Michael," who will come forward (stand up) as the lineal descendant of Jesus Christ and the apotheosis of Michael the Archangel, defeats the Roman dragon or "Christianity's Christ" who will "fake uniting the people …under the promised covenant of peace."

However, the caption under the Stewart Crest of the Phoenix on the Scottish Stewart Clan Home page states: "Courage gains strength from a wound," which reveals that the Merovingian dynasty (rather than the Roman Church) is "the beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live." (Rev. 13:3,12,14) Fritz Springmeier states in The Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines:

"The 13th bloodline lacks nothing to bring forth their Anti-Christ who will appear to have all the correct credentials. I would not even be surprised if their Anti-Christ, in order to appear real, will expose another Anti-Christ." (p. 229)


No doubt the sacred Stone of Destiny will be consulted to identify the royal heir to the Throne of England, to whom has also been given the right (according to Merovingian tradition) to accede to the Throne of Jerusalem, occupying the seat of authority over the kingdoms of this world. It seems incredible that the Merovingian legend, with no basis in fact, could garner enough credibility to convince modern man that a persona with the credentials of "Michael the Archangel" is the legitimate heir to the Thrones of England and Jerusalem, having a place in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. However, the groundwork has been carefully laid over many decades for this very deception.

In the 1970's, the popular Mary Stewart series of novels were published about King Arthur, the legendary guardian of the Holy Grail, and the Knights of the Round Table. In recent years, popular movies such as "Braveheart" (William Wallace, the hero of Scottish independence) "Indiana Jones" and "First Knight" have been subtly indoctrinating the masses with Merovingian lore. The History Channel often presents documentaries, such as "The Shadow of the Knights Templars" and "In Search of the Holy Grail," which present the Merovingian quest in a positive light. And a TV series called Highlander features a Scottish hero who, in the final scene, usually beheads a hapless victim with his sword.

One movie titled "Michael" featured John Travolta as Michael the Archangel come to earth to answer a widow's prayer for help. When questioned about his promiscuous conduct by a reporter who thought angels should be holy, Michael retorted, "I'm not that kind of angel." Another movie, "City of Angels" stars an angel who falls in love with a human girl and is willing to forfeit eternity and become a human being because he loves her so much.

The purpose of these movies is most likely to prepare the world for "The Michael," who will be the first of many demons to manifest physically in the same manner recorded in the pre-flood account of Genesis:

"...the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose." (Gen. 6:2) In very fact, Jesus foretold in his endtime discourse: "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matt. 24.37)


An impersonator of Michael the Archangel who becomes a key figure in the unfolding of Bible prophecy would be welcomed with open arms by many false religions like the Jehovah's Witnesses, which already regard him to be Jesus. According to the research of the Watchmen Fellowship Expositor, "Jesus of the Watchtower" is not God but an archangel:

"The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, head-quartered in Brooklyn, New York, teaches that Jesus has not always existed, but was himself a created being originally named Michael, the Archangel."
The Jehovah's Witnesses' view of Christ is explained in their book, Aid To Bible Understanding:
"'Scriptural evidence indicates that the name Michael applied to God's Son before he left heaven to become Jesus Christ and also after his return. Michael is the only one said to be the 'archangel,' meaning 'chief angel' or 'principle angel.'" (p. 1152)

Another cult, Urantia, teaches that Jesus was a created angelic being called Michael:

"Jesus Christ: The Eternal Son, along with the Universal Father, created all the 'only-begotten' Creator Sons who, as part of the Order of Michael, are responsible for the creation of humanity. Before incarnating on this planet as Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus was Michael of Nebadon, the 611,121st original concept of the Paradise Father and Son. Despite being the 'original concept,' Jesus was not the Eternal Son, but rather he possessed 'additional power and authority, for he not only personifies the Eternal Son but also fully represents and actually embodies the personality presence of the Universal Father...

"The URANTIA Book also fills in details about the resurrection. After the crucifixion, Jesus underwent 'the Morontia Transit,' in which the resurrected morontia form and personality of Jesus [i.e., the spirit of Jesus without the physical body] went forth from the tomb and met with Gabriel and other celestial administrators. His initiation into the morontia world [the next level of existence] normally takes about an hour, but was twice interrupted because Jesus wanted to explain to his followers what was happening." (Watchmen Expositor)

The New Age Morontia Foundation promotes devotion to the Archangel Michael who will prepare mankind for the new millennium:
"Archangel Michael ~ St. Michael, The Archangel of Cosmic Justice, is the spiritual force which moves justice throughout the universe! Archangel Michael's Clarion Call is to alert all souls to the changes in the coming new millennium. The mission of Michael's ministry is to teach each one of you how to raise your consciousness in preparation for the coming changes and to align you with the energy of the new millennium to achieve your greatest prosperity, abundance, joy and true love."
Finally, Dr. Malachi Martin, a close associate of Pope John Paul II, has sanctioned a pamphlet by the title of Saint Michael's Sword. Noting that St Michael the Archangel appeared in the 100th year of Our Lady of Guadalupe (April 25, 1631), the publication is dedicated to the honor of Saint Michael the Archangel-Prince.
"May the wonders performed at San Miguel del Milagro continue to draw all to thank God for the grace of our mighty and noble angelic defender…in front of this place can be found a spring of miraculous water for all infirmities… Don't doubt what I tell you. This light which you have seen descend from heaven is the virtue which God is giving to this spring for the health and healing of all infirmities and necessities. Make it known to all." (James David Holloway, Jr., Texas:1990)
It is significant that this pamphlet is reproduced on an Irish/Celtic web site, Star Harbor, where many publications by Malachi Martin are advertised. Considering medieval history, modern Celts and Roman Catholics seem to be strange bedfellows indeed. However, prophecies of Nostradamus and a medieval Irish priest and Kabbalist who became St. Malachi foretell that a final pope will betray Holy Mother Church into the hands of Antichrist. ("The Antichrist and the Pope," Nostradamus)


We would expect the cults to confuse Michael the Archangel with God, however, it is disconcerting to discover that Christian ministries are also promoting Michael beyond the boundaries set in Scripture. Several years ago, Trinity Broadcasting Network was offering a statue of Michael to those who send a large enough "love gift." The 8-1/2" tall molded acrylic statue depicts Michael's defeat of Satan. With spread wings and sword drawn, Michael held a chain (ready to throw Satan into the pit for 1,000 years) with his foot on the Dragon's head.

More ominously, a Christian book, The Pre-Wrath Rapture Of The Church by Marvin Rosenthal, teaches that Michael the Archangel is the Restrainer of II Thessalonians 2:6 and 7, which states: "And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way." Rosenthal supports his claim by interpreting Daniel 12:1 as Michael, the prince, will "stand aside" rather than "stand up" for Israel.

"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."
Denying the orthodox interpretation of Daniel 12:1, Rosenthal strains credibility in his exposition of this verse in his chapter, "The Archangel Michael: Protector of Israel, Restrainer of the Antichrist":

"But what does the expression, 'And at that time shall Michael stand up,' mean? Rashi, one of Israel's greatest teachers, whose Hebrew scholarship is unexcelled, and one who had no concern regarding the issue of the timing of the Rapture understood stand up (Hebrew, amad) to literally mean 'stand still' in Daniel 12:1. Michael, the guardian of Israel, had earlier fought for her (Dan. 10:13, 21), but now he would 'stand still or stand aside.' He would not help; he would not restrain; he would not hold down.


"Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible says that amad means 'To stand, stand still or fast.' And Strong's concordance cites one of the root meanings of amad as "cease" and one of its definitions as 'stand still.'


"If a man is reclining or seated and is said to amad, he will stand 'up.' If a man is standing and active and said to amad, he will stand 'still.' The archangel Michael, in context, was already said to be actively defending Israel. To amad meant he would 'stand still,' 'desist,' or 'cease' his defense on their behalf.


"Some clear biblical instances of amad meaning 'to be still' or 'desist' are: 'they…stood still {desisted}, and answered no more' (Job 32:16); and again, 'And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people {for he was above all the people}; and when he opened it, all the people stood up' (Neh. 8:5). Commenting on this verse, Rashi indicates that the people kept quiet (stood still) while Ezra read the Torah.


"Rashi wrote, concerning Daniel 12:1, 'The Holy One, Blessed be He, said to Michael, 'You are silent? You do not defend my children.' The archangel Michael who had specifically been involved with standing for Israel will, in the middle of the seventieth week, stand still, desist, stand aside, cease to stand for her."

In every other verse in which it appears in the book of Daniel, the Hebrew word "amad" is translated "stand up." In Strong's Concordance, the word "amad" is actually defined as follows:
5975. amad, aw-mad'; a prim. root; to stand, in various relations (lit. and fig., intrans. and trans.): -- abide (behind), appoint, arise, cease, confirm, dwell, be employed, endure, establish, leave, make, ordain, be [over], place, (be) present (self), raise up, remain, repair, + serve, set (forth, over, -tle, up), (make to, make to be at a, with-) stand (by, fast, firm, still, up), (be at a) stay (up), tarry.
To support his choice of translation, Marvin Rosenthal cites the commentary of a prominent Jewish scholar named Rashi. From Rashi's interpretation of Daniel 12:1 Rosenthal then draws the conclusion that Michael must therefore be "he that letteth...until he be taken out of the way" in II Thess. 2:7. Rosenthal includes no documented information about "Rashi, one of Israel's greatest scholars, whose Hebrew scholarship is unexcelled..." However, Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, 1040-1105 A.D.) is recommended on several Kabbalist Lubavitch web sites, such as The Kabbalah Center. There the commentaries of Rashi on the Torah and Talmud are acclaimed by Kabbalists to be "a cornerstone of Jewish learning... Considered Israel’s greatest interpretation."  The Kabbalah Learning Center Internet page, which displayed the Rampant Lion of the Merovingians, also defined the Kabbalah for the uninitiated:

"KABBALAH is mystical Judaism. It is the deepest and most hidden meaning of the Torah, or Bible. Through the ultimate knowledge and mystical practices of Kabbalah, one can reach the highest spiritual levels attainable. Although many people rely on belief, faith, and dogmas in pursuing the meaning of life, the unknown, and the unseen, Kabbalists seek a spiritual connection with the Creator and the forces of the Creator, so that the strange becomes familiar, and faith becomes knowledge.

"Students [of The Kabbalah Learning Center] come away with a new sense of consciousness about people, the environment, and the true meaning of life. Armed with these concepts, the student can then keep on taking eight and twelve week classes on advanced kabbalistic concepts, reincarnation, healing, astrology, and other intriguing subjects. There are also special seminars on everything from healing relationships to Kabbalah and Business to the kabbalistic meaning of the Torah."

Israeli journalist and author, Hannah Newman, warned her Jewish readers that the Kabbalah is no longer the exclusive province of practical occultists, but has being mainstreamed into traditional Judaism.
"In a similar development on the mystical side of Judaism, New Age spokesmen applaud orthodox Jewish teachers for recently releasing Kabbalah from the restricted access imposed on it by past generations of Jewish sages, making its teachings available to all, and even encouraging free exploration without rabbinic supervision. In Israel the Zohar (a major Kabbalistic work) is even being sold door-to-door. [This is strictly forbidden under the 'old order' of Judaism, but New Agers are not concerned with proper understanding of the teaching, since Kabbalah is simply one path to their goal of getting as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, into 'contact with the spirit realm']. These teachers are being hailed as 'co-conspirators' who are furthering the New Age Plan. [not stated whether deliberately or unknowingly, but the results will be the same.]" (Masters of the Blinding Light)
Although Rashi is considered by Hannah and other Jewish traditionalists to be a universally respected commentator in Judaism, this scholar's wide appeal to Kabbalists and mainstream Jews alike hardly recommends him as an authority on Bible doctrine. Marvin Rosenthal uses other uninspired and questionable sources, such as the Apocryphal book of Maccabees, the Midrash and liberal theologian, F.F. Bruce.


Preeminently, The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church betrays an end-time agenda which could easily align with the Merovingian conspiracy, as the following excerpts demonstrate:

1. Misidentification of the dragon in Rev. 12 as the Roman Church engenders hostility toward the Pope and his Church, the archenemies of the Prieuré de Sion.
"Revelation 12 through 14 form a trilogy of thought. First, chapter 12 speaks of a woman (Israel) who gives birth to a child (Christ) and of Satan who, when his false religious system (Romanist) is unable to kill Christ, assails the Jewish people through whom Christ came into the world. If he cannot get them to bow to him, he will attempt to kill them so that they cannot bow to the true Christ. The ultimate manifestation of this scheme will occur during the Great Tribulation, 'the time of Jacob's trouble. (Jer. 30:7; Dan 12:1; Matt. 24:21)" (pp. 73-74)

2. Misinterpretation of Rev. 17:14 in the present tense moves the destruction of the Antichrist forward in the timetable of events so that it coincides with the destruction of Mystery Babylon. The verse says that the Lamb "shall" overcome the ten horns.  Rosenthal states:

"...the defeat of the Antichrist, which immediately follows the destruction of Babylon with its false religious system. (Rev. 17:5, 14)" (p. 74)

3. Misrepresentation of the Antichrist political system as "atheistic" is a set up for the introduction of a theocracy based on the mystery religions under the Merovingian priest/king. According to Daniel 11, the Antichrist will be quite religious, worshipping the god of forces (the force). However, Rosenthal states:

"(Antichrist's) purpose will be assimilation of the Jewish people through the religion of humanism...Humanistic philosophy rests on four major pillars. The first is atheism, the belief that there is no God...The second pillar of humanism is evolution...The third pillar of humanism, moral relativity, comes logically out of the two... The fourth pillar is pragmatic and relates to values and lifestyle. If atheism and evolution are true and no absolutes exist, then amorality, which means no morality reigns...there is no right or wrong." (pp. 81-2)

Pre-Wrath Rapture Of The Church has many other elements necessary to prepare the apostate church which, left on earth after the Pretribulation Rapture, will accept a "Michael" character who will be heralded as the heroic deliverer of Israel before the genuine Michael the Archangel comes on the scene (Daniel 12:1, Rev. 12:7). Tragically, other pseudo-Christian books, such as Cosmic Christmas by Max Lucado, are conditioning the apostate church to accept manifestations of angels as the officiates of the global initiation.

Considering the Merovingian plan to introduce "The Michael" as heir to the Throne of Jerusalem in the lineage of Jesus Christ, and also the identification of Jesus as Michael the Archangel in the various false religions, Pre-Wrath Rapture may be just the book to deceive those who miss the real rapture. According to Rosenthal's confusing exegesis of I Thess. 4:16, there will either be two shouts at the Second Coming (the Lord's shout and Michael's voice) or a subtle attempt here to blend the two.

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout {the victor's shout (see Joel 2:11 where Jesus is seen to shout in connection with His coming at the Day of the Lord)}, with the voice of the archangel {Michael is the only angel ever specifically given the title "archangel" (Jude 9); although Gabriel may also be an archangel, he is never so designated}, and with the trump of God {the trump is blown in connection with (1) calling God's people to His presence (Num. 10:3; cf. Mt. 24:31; 1 Cor. 15:51-52) and, therefore, would be appropriate in connection with the Rapture..."
To appreciate the grave danger of Rosenthal's obfuscation of Jesus Christ and Michael, consider the following statement from a Seventh-Day Adventist organization. Interpreting Scripture with Scripture, the student of the Bible will recognize the erroneous interpretations of the woman as the church, the dragon as Rome and Michael as Christ!
"The Bible identifies who Michael is: The name is from the Hebrew mika'el which means 'who is like God'. Michael is called 'one of the chief princes" (Dan. 10:13), 'your Prince' (Dan. 10:21), and the "great Prince" (Dan. 12:1). He is the Archangel of Jude 9 who has resurrection power as is witnessed by His resurrection of Moses. At His Second Coming Christ will call the dead forth 'with the archangel's call' (1Thes. 4:16). Only Christ has the 'keys of death' (Rev. 1:18). Michael must be Christ who claimed, "I am the resurrection and the life." John 11:25" (Astounding Bible Truths)
Interestingly, the 'Astounding Bible Truths' Sabbath page linked to another Seventh-Day Adventist web site, Our Sabbath Heritage, which promotes the Celtic Church, on which page was found a "speaking stone."
"The Changan Monument, or the "speaking stone," as it is called, is considered to be as important a find as the Rosetta Stone for it had the inscriptions in more than one language. The truth was preserved because the Jesuits were not able to read the inscription that was in Syrian."
The author, James Arrabito, connects Seventh-Day Adventists with the Celtic Church and presents the typical Celtic revisionist history, i.e., the "true Christian" Celtic Church vs. the Roman Catholic dragon :

"Wherever the influence of the Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests extended, they systematically destroyed and falsified the true records of Christian history. As the night of the Dark Ages began to fade in the light of the nineteenth century, the moving of God's hand was shown in another discovery. Two renown British scholars, Reverend Dr. Graves, (Bishop of Limerick, a pillar in the Anglo-Irish Church), and Sir Samuel Fergusson, (distinguished lawyer and counsel to the Queen of England), presented their discoveries to an astonished British intellectual community.

"These gentlemen proved that the ancient Celtic Ogam writings discovered on tombs and ancient temples in Ireland and Scotland were NOT writings of later centuries, but, were in fact related to, and pre-dated ancient Latin. These, and other startling discoveries revealed that the primitive seventh-day Sabbath-keeping Celtic church originated during the Roman occupation of Britain, and that the retreats of the Irish monks had been the last bastion of classical knowledge in the western world, when the rest of the world had collapsed into barbarism and papal superstition." (Ibid.)

The Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, New Age cults, Rosicrucians, the Celtic Church -- all are looking for the appearance of "The Michael" or Michael the Archangel who will defeat the Dragon, which they propose is the Roman Catholic Church. All have rearranged the end-time scenario so that the "The Michael" arrives on the scene at the mid-point of the tribulation, at which time he will slay the "dragon" (i.e., the Pope and his church), after which Michael will take his place as "Christ" on the throne of the Temple of Jerusalem. After "The Michael's" glorious victory, a global initiation will most likely be performed as mankind makes a covenant of loyalty to the real Antichrist. We can only surmise that this out-of-body experience will closely mimic I Corinthians 15:52 -- "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

What rationalization will have been offered to the apostate church after the true Church is taken out of this world? Alice Bailey wrote in Initiation: Human & Solar that these were souls who did not "achieve the needed expansion of consciousness... (they) will be held to be failures... transferred to those planetary schemes which from the point of view of time are not so far advanced as our Earth scheme." (164::96)  


According to the World Book Encyclopedia, "Saint Michael was the patron saint of knights." Upon researching the plethora of Grail literature inundating the mass media, one discovers that indoctrination in medieval pagan lore is taking place on a grand scale. Although Christians would prefer to believe that the occult lore of the Merovingian bloodline is confined to the network of New Age cults, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that this heresy is being introduced to the Christian community Church via change agents who are surreptitiously promoting Celtic lore and traditions under the banners of "righteousness," "morality," "integrity," "honor," "chivalry," ad infinitum.

Through many points of entry, the legendary heroism of the medieval warrior/mystic/monks is being promoted in Christian churches. The Scottish Stewart Clan's promotion of the Toronto Blessing reveals the true source of this occult revival. Another piece of evidence linking the Merovingians to the revival is a 1997 post from Revival leader, Richard Riss, concerning a change of leadership at the Seattle Revival Center. Seattle seems to be a main center for the global planners, being the headquarters of one of the ten Federal Regions of the United States:

Celtic Revival Swords

"…The following change has been announced at Seattle Revival Center, Seattle, WA on Friday, Oct.24, 1997. Please feel free to use this information as you deem appropriate. Thanks.

"The theme for the Third Annual Celebration of the birth of Seattle Revival Center, 'You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet!' was more appropriate than any imagined. During the conference, the leadership of SRC met to affirm that God was calling these men to pass leadership of the Center to others in order to move into a greater dimension of ministry for past leadership and SRC. Wayne Anderson, Steve Richard and Darrel Stott have increasingly been called to America and the nations, necessitating a change in local leadership of SRC.

"In a highly emotional and dramatic 'passing of the torch' ceremony, the three founders of Seattle Revival Center gathered with new leadership at a 'Knights of the Round Table.' During an exchange of Celtic swords, the Holy Spirit moved powerfully on the entire group, confirming the direction of God. Stacey Campbell, of Kelowna, B.C. followed, and prophecied an increase and enlargement of the effect and impact of Seattle Revival Center both regionally and in the world..." (Seattle Revival Center, 12636 SE 89th PL, Newcastle, WA 98056)

The ceremonial exchange of Celtic swords among the Revival leaders at a "Knights of the Roundtable" is manifestly derived from the Celtic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The fame of King Arthur, leader of the Britons, circa 500 AD, derives from his election as Guardian of the Holy Grail, reported to be the cup used by Jesus and His disciples at the Last Supper. Readers who are familiar with the tales of the Arthurian period of English history (e.g. Camelot) will recall the degeneracy of King Arthur's legendary Court rather than its virtue. A New Age book, Messiah & the Second Coming by John David and Naomi Rice, recalls the much glamorized affair at Camelot:

"The fair Knight Lancelot came to King Arthur in his young manhood, gifted, adventure-some, idealistic, the King and knights accepted him into their sacred group. Guinevere gave Lancelot her heart instantly. He returned her love and betrayed his king, though he loved Arthur, Lancelot took every opportunity to be with Queen Guinevere…

"The guilty love between Lancelot and Guinevere cast a cloud upon King Arthur's court. Misdirected thinking and living for self-gratification has a way of being contagious. Other knights began to weaken and live for pleasure…

"Guinevere's power over Lancelot caused him to fail in his quest for the Holy Grail. …Jealousy and ambition overcame the knights and the secret love of Lancelot and Guinevere denounced by each of them to the King. Arthur's grief appears to be more for Lancelot, his fair knight, than for his love, Guinevere. Lancelot fled to France, Arthur followed, but while Arthur was gone some of the knights seized the kingdom. Arthur returns, having lost his battle with Lancelot. Arthur wins back his kingdom but is mortally wounded." (John Davis and Naomi Rice, Messiah and the Second Coming, Coptic Press, 1982, pp. 100-1)

Warrior Children

Notwithstanding the moral condition of Arthur's Knights of the Roundtable, there is on the Internet the home page of a private Calvert's School that offers to parents who homeschool their children a "King Arthur and His Knights" interactive CD-Rom. This CD is even designated "Winner of a 1996 Parents' Choice Honor."

"Calvert School's Home Instruction Department is proud to offer its first interactive CD-ROM, King Arthur Through the Ages. The program, appropriate for students from fifth grade through adult, allows one to read a story about the Round Table, hear an excerpt from Geoffrey's [of Monmouth] account, or see the coat of arms of an Arthurian knight from an unpublished 16th century manuscript. This compendium of literature, art, history and legend may serve as a perfect introduction to the Arthurian legend or a gateway into the vast body of Arthurian lore beyond Calvert's fifth grade text King Arthur and His Knights. The fee for King Arthur is $40.00."
Another New Age book, The Grail Castle: Myths And Mysteries in the Celtic Tradition by Kenneth Johnson and Marguerite Elsbeth, advocates the myth of the Grail legend as appropriate material for those involved in the "universal male quest" for "genuine masculine empowerment," also called the "quest for the Grail Castle." (It is noteworthy that numerous Stewarts are affiliated with Calvary Chapel whose European Conference Center is a castle in the Austrian Alps.) Inspired by the Arthurian tradition, the authors suggest that the training of a young boy as a warrior requires that he be mentored by a man other than his own father.
"Few Celtic myths describe for us a deep relationship between father and son. In many cases, the father is entirely absent, a dim figure who never appears on the stage...King Arthur's father Uther Pendragon actually gave his son up to be raised in the woods, then proceeded to die during the boy's absence...A mentor is not the same as a father. Our fathers are too close to us to play the role of mentor or initiator...The father figure and more specifically his professional interest, is often rejected in favor of something different, new and more exciting... If Dad is vice president of the local bank the Warrior child may rove the world as a hired mercenary. Therefore, in traditional societies, the mentor role is often played by a male relative." (Llewellyn Pub., 1995, pp. 22-27)

"Christian" Initiation?

The point is made that initiation is the rite of passage which transforms a young boy into a warrior. In very fact, some churches are now substituting initiation ceremonies for the "new birth" which is only accomplished by the Holy Spirit, and never through rite or ceremony. A neo-Evangelical magazine, Sojourners, claims to be "Rooted in the solid ground of prophetic biblical tradition…a progressive Christian voice…." The May/June 1996 issue of Sojourners contained an article by a priest titled "Boys To Men: Rediscovering Rites of Passage for Our Time." The very structured process situation described by the author, a Franciscan monk, insures that the hapless victim is psychologically manipulated into compliance by employing the same mind control techniques used by cults to divest their prey of volition and freedom:


"Cultures throughout history have felt that if a young man were not initiated to 'the mysteries,' he would not know what to do with his pain and would almost always abuse his power. Richard Rohr relates five difficult male initiation truths: Life is hard. You are going to die. You are not that important. You are not in control. Your life is not about you. Read his sample North American initiation pattern, A Process of Transformation.

A Process of Transformation
A sample North American initiation pattern.
By Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

WHO: "Godfathers" and teen-age boys of almost even numbers. No observers.

WHERE: Someplace in the natural world, apart from what has become predictable. "Liminal" and sacred space must be created.

[Editor's Note: Sacred space, such as the "sacred circle," is a physical area that has been ritually set apart for paranormal conditions to exist. "Liminal" is derived from the word limen which means "threshold." Describing humanity as the Dweller on the Threshold, Theosophist Alice Bailey specified that "threshold" meant "the threshold of divinity." (62) The initiate is also called the Dweller on the Threshold, who is expecting to be transformed into the divine state through occult power.]


WHAT to bring: Just what is needed for survival and ritual. Sparse, stripped-down possessions. No radios, tape players, newspapers, or books to hide in. Each young man has a special journal, perhaps presented by his mother before he leaves, which he is guided to write in at least twice a day. Honest feelings, fears, desires, prayers, and experiences must be named personally and safely or the young man will not go deep inside.

HOW LONG: From a minimum of four days to whatever is workable. If work cannot be taken off or schedules changed, the message of intense significance will not be given. Create expectation long beforehand in whatever ways you can devise: meet as a group several times, pray together, give books to read, make expectations very clear that everybody will be together from start to finish.

HOW: Three stages with the young man must be ritualized, experienced, and talked about:

1. Leaving, letting go, separation from boyhood, irresponsibility, his former status, and the seeing of women and older men as his servants. This can be done through some kind of death ritual, whereby he accepts the eternal pattern of dying as the prerequisite for all rebirth. Elders tell a bit of their story.

2. Experiencing an alternative universe now. Normally some time of extended silence, solitude, and deprivation wherein he can learn to draw upon deeper resources than he is presently aware of. The "desert" of Jesus, the vision quest of the native peoples "secularized in boot camp and athletic training" must be made sacred again, but not "churchy." He must be alone long enough to see the patterns in all of nature.

3. Incorporating and affiliating with "sacred manhood." This can be done in a final time of storytelling by elders, where they let the boys "in." This must be vulnerable, honest, and intimate; sharing faith and one's own path, along with hopes and care for the new initiate. There can be a celebration ritual and symbols given, but don't overdo anything. A stark and clear understatement is safer for the male. If he does not feel manipulated or told what to feel, he is more likely to trust his real experience.

WHEN: At a time when elders have themselves been "initiated into the mysteries" and have something to say about reality, God, suffering, community, transformation, and growth. When boys are prepared, given expectation, but also can come with genuine freedom.

IF: The ritual can only be done if there is some "common wonderful," some shared goodness, some "great idea" that the elders already have between them. Unless there is a collective wisdom that the boy is being initiated into, it will not have depth or endurance. It might take a year for the elders to find what it is themselves! Then initiate the next generation."


Last year, Focus on the Family published a book titled Raising a Modern-Day Knight, by Robert Lewis. This publication appeals to the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to recommend that Christian fathers return to the wisdom of medieval paganism for the training of their sons. The following excerpt, from a section of Robert Lewis' book titled "The Knight and His Round Table," recommends that men become bonded with other men through the mystical power of ceremony:

"In the Middle Ages, pages and squires became knights because they were part of a masculine community. At an early age, the page left home and entered into a mentoring relationship with an older man, usually a cousin or an uncle… Boys become men in the community of men. There is no substitute for this vital component. Dad, if your boy is to become a man, you must enlist the community...the community of men expands a son's spiritual and moral resources... Bonded through the mystical power of ceremony, [they] become mentors to these young men...If you are serious about moving your son to manhood, begin asking the Lord to lead you to a small community of men..." (Focus on the Family Pub., 1997, pp. 150-51)
What community of men that is based on the order of knighthood would provide a bonding experience through the mystical power of ceremony? The global network of secret societies under the oversight of the Prieuré de Sion offer many such opportunities through various fraternities such as Freemasonry, Skull & Bones, Knights Templar, Knights of Malta, etc.

Not unlike other New Age propaganda, Raising a Modern-Day Knight attempts to inculcate Christians with the notion that the knights of medieval Europe were honorable men. Calling evil good, Christian leaders who glorify knighthood omit to mention the bloodshed, debauchery and occult rituals which were the lifestyle of the medieval mystic/warrior/monks. Consider the following profile of the Knights Templar by Michael Biagent and Richard Leigh, excerpted from The Temple & the Lodge:

"At the apex of their power, the Templars were accused of pride, arrogance, ruthlessness, and intemperate and dissolute behaviour. 'To drink like a Templar' was a frequent simile in medieval England; and despite their vow of chastity, the knights seem to have wenched as zealously as they drank. But whatever their conduct in such respects as these, their reputation for accuracy, honesty and integrity in financial affairs remained untarnished. One might not like them, but one knew one could rely on them…

"In theory, canon law forbade Christians to engage in usury, the collecting of interest on loans. One might expect this interdict to have been applied even more stringently to an institution as ostensibly pious as the Temple. Nevertheless, the Temple lent money, and collected interest, on a massive scale. In one proven case, the agreed rate of interest on late payment of debt was 60 percent per year - 17 percent more than Jewish money-lenders were allowed to claim…

"Among biblical texts, they constantly invoked Joshua and Maccabees, promoting themselves as latterday avatars of the army that toppled the walls of Jericho, the army that nearly defeated Rome in the years just prior to the Christian era…

"Amidst the mystique surrounding the Order of the Temple, a number of echoes and images thus become fused. Joshua's army, the Maccabees, the Grail knights emerged with yet other historical and/or legendary antecedents - the peers of Charlemagne, the Arthurian Knights of the Round Table and, especially in the British Isles, the Red Branch of Ulster. Nor was military prowess the only virtue. The Templars appear in The Persevalus not just as military men, but also as high mystical initiates. This is indicative, for the Templars were only too eager to reinforce the popular image of themselves as magi, as wizards or sorcerers, as necromancers, as alchemists, as sages privy to lofty arcane secrets. And indeed, it was precisely this image that rebounded upon them and provided their enemies with the means of their destruction.

"…there is a well-known Celtic 'cult of the head' - the ancient Celtic belief that the head contained the soul, and that the heads of vanquished adversaries should therefore be severed and preserved. Indeed, the severed head is now regarded as one of the hallmarks of ancient Celtic culture…At the same time, the Templars had their own 'cult of the head.' Among the charges preferred against them, and one to which a number of knights pleaded guilty, was that of worshipping a mysterious severed head some-times known as 'Baphomet'…

"In the list of charges drawn up by the Inquisition against the Templars on 12 August 1308, there appears the following:

"Item, that in each province they had idols, namely heads…
"Item, that they adored these idols…
"Item, that they said that the head could save them...
"Item, that [it could] make riches…
"Item, that it made the trees flower.
"Item, that [it made] the land germinate…" (
106:49, 48, 91, 79)
Notwithstanding the patently ignoble character of medieval knights, Focus on the Family sponsored the following promotional material for Lewis' book:

Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood by Robert Lewis
John Coale…7/13/97, rating =10:
Fathers - Join the Knights of the Round Table


"Out of the Dark Ages rose noble characters to preserve and maintain law, justice, and social order. They became gentle men, men of valor, principled men-Knights. All knights swore an oath to and lived by a code of conduct: loyalty, chivalry, honesty, generosity, unselfish service, dedicated to justice, with Biblical principles of absolute right and wrong, and obedience to God. A knight who broke his oath was charged with treason for betraying the order of knighthood. These ideals combined with the well-defined mentoring process made a boy into a knight. By age eight, a boy left his mother's care and became a page, learning the rudiments of knighthood under a mentor. By age 14, he became a squire, a knight's servant, while perfecting his skills through discipline and hard work. When he turned 21, he was eligible for knighthood. His ceremony was memorable--a ritual cleansing, ceremonial dress, a day of fasting and a night of prayer, confession, communion, a review of his moral, religious, social, and military duties, and, finally, a question. For what purpose do you desire to enter the order? If it be riches, to take your ease, and be held in honor without doing honor to knighthood, you are unworthy of it.

"Now image your son going through this knightly process to attain Biblical manhood. Yes, it can be done. For fathers, Robert Lewis outlines a practical guide to teach and live these ideals, mentoring your son in the process to become a knight. What is a Man? What are his responsibilities, his beliefs, his behavior, and his goals? When does a boy become a man in our society? When he gets his driver's license, joins the Army, takes a woman to bed, or financially provides for himself? First, Raising a Modern-Day Knight provides a vision for manhood. It characterizes a man who rejects passivity, accepts responsibility, leads courageously, and expects the greater reward-God's reward. Second, it defines a Biblical code of conduct: loyalty (Hos 6:6), servant-leadership (Mat 20:26-27), kindness (Pro 19:22), humility (Phil 2:3), purity (1 Tim 4:12), honesty (Eph 4:25), self-discipline (1 Tim 4:7-8), excellence (1 Cor 9:24), integrity (Pro 10:9), and perseverance (Gal 6:9). Finally, it establishes a superior cause to work towards which can only be satisfied in Jesus Christ.

"By celebrating the stages of training with ceremony, a father reinforces the process. Through godly example, teachable moments, inspiring stories, and positive affirmations, a father helps his young knight discover a will to obey God, to employ God's gifts, and to respect women. Are you ready to be a knightly example for your son? Work for the King and become His knight. Pass it on to your son. A righteous man who walks in integrity-how blessed are his sons after him. (Pro 20:7)

"Highly Recommended for small groups of men to create a round table of their own."  


According to Messiah and the Second Coming, the concept of King Arthur's Round Table was based on the Last Supper of Jesus Christ and His disciples:

"King Arthur founded the Round Table, which legend dramatically declared was symbolically the same table present at the Last Supper. A high spiritual power wrote the name of the knight who should sit in each chair. Each knight must pass certain tests of valor before he could occupy a chair at the table. Spiritually every aspirant to the holy life is tested before being permitted to enter into the activities of the special inner circle. The chair remains vacant until the perfect knight appears, portrayed by Sir Galahad who said, 'It is here that I must renounce all things in order that I may gain all.' The true test of one questing for Christed Consciousness." (p.99)
Round Table conferences are common throughout the globalist network and are also becoming popular among the ecumenically-minded denominations of the apostate church. The Call To Renewal is a coalition of various Christian and Catholic denominations and ministries that have appointed themselves "Christians for a New Political Vision."  In April of 1997, The Call to Renewal sponsored a "Christian Roundtable on Poverty and Welfare Reform" in which religious leaders discussed the role of church and state in overcoming poverty:
"On Saturday, April 26, Call to Renewal will convene a roundtable initiating dialogue among a broad cross-section of Christian leaders about the crisis now facing America's poor, and what the Church will do about it. 'The Church Steps Forward: A Christian Roundtable on Poverty and Welfare Reform' will take place in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Presidents' Summit for America's Future."
Following this conference, The Call to Renewal went to work creating an ecumenical network of regional roundtables across the U.S.
"We will create a new federated network that will include covenanted, affiliated organizations, local "tables," congregations, and individuals . . . As convener Jim Wallis and field organizer Rev. Emory Searcy Jr. travel around the country, these new tables are already forming. New alliances are being built between groups that historically have not worked together...The Pentecost activities this spring will be an opportunity to announce the formation of these new tables around the country. Following special worship services in local congregations, public events will proclaim the beginning of a new Call to Renewal table."
Also on April 26, 1997, some 4,500 delegates attended the Philadelphia Summit on America's Future, which was convened by President Clinton and chaired by former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Colin Powell. President Clinton has been affiliated with the three leading New World Order organizations: the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderbergers. Colin Powell is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is a virtual showcase of roundtable discussion groups.

The authors of Messiah & the Second Coming conclude their discussion of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in a chapter titled "The Holy Grail" with the prediction of a global round table:

"The future world Round Table is being created now in the etheric realms. The symbolic golden round table of King Arthur will eventually manifest on earth where varieties of leaders, political, scientific, spiritual, from all nations of the world, will dedicate their lives to international objectives for the benefit of all, above nationalism, above religionism, above personality, for the benefit of all peoples. The spiritual unity of nations a true sister/brotherhood of humanity encompassing universal principles of unconditional love and sharing, is coming to bloom." (p.103)
When this celestial Round Table manifests on earth, it will be chaired by a Merovingian descendant of King Arthur who was the fabled Guardian of the Holy Grail during his particular era of history. Another New Age book titled, The Light Shall Set You Free, recalling King Arthur's mandate at Glastonbury, confirms that England will be the center for world transformation..
"Following the death of Jesus, Mary went to England with Joseph of Arimethea. This established the vortex for Camelot, destined to come forth later in the fifth and sixth centuries. The Grail was placed in Glastonbury for safekeeping at that time. It will be through the Grail in England that the energies of transformation and ascension will be channeled, which eventually will bring the Earth into the Seventh Golden Age." (45:37)


This is the megalomaniac ambition of a Revived Merovingian Empire. Perhaps Christians ought to reconsider the popular doctrines of modern prophecy teachers, who teach that the final beast system will be a Revived Roman Empire. This error is built upon a faulty exposition of the four empires represented in Nebuchadnezzar's image in Daniel 2 and the four beasts of Daniel 7, which are construed as referring to the same world empires. A closer look at Daniel 2, 7 and Revelation 13 demonstrates otherwise.

Daniel 2:32-42 describes the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires. Daniel 2:38 states that the head of gold of Nebuchadnezzar's image was the existing Babylonian Empire. "O king…Thou art this head of gold."

All of the world empires described in Daniel 7 are future empires. According to verse 17: "These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth."

Whereas Dan. 2 identifies 3 future and 1 existing empire (the Babylonian), Daniel 7:3-6 must refer to four future world empires:

"And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse from one another. The first was like a LION, and had EAGLE'S wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a BEAR, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a LEOPARD, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it."
Nazi Germany was known for its Panzer (panther or leopard) divisions in World War II, and the symbol of Communist Russia is the bear which, under Stalin, "devoured much flesh." The Royal Arms of England displays the Rampant Lion, "made to stand upon the feet as a man," which is also a Merovingian symbol. The eagle's wings which were plucked in Daniel 7:4 is an obvious reference to the United States, whose government from its inception was the vehicle through which the English Freemasons planned to establish the New World Order. Thus, a reasonable interpretation of the symbolic beasts or world empires of Daniel 7 places them in the period immediately preceding "the fourth kingdom upon the earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces." (v.23)

The beasts of Daniel 7 are also found as the composite beast which John saw rising out of the sea in his vision described in Revelation 13:1,2. Please recall that the Bistea Neptunis or "beast of the sea" which is believed to be "ever incarnate in the dynasty of ancient kings" and whose symbol was a fish, clearly identifies the mystical Merovingian Fisher-Kings, who blasphemously claim to be of the bloodline of Jesus Christ:

"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a BEAST RISE UP OUT OF THE SEA, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
"And the beast which I saw was like unto a LEOPARD, and his feet were as the feet of a BEAR, and his mouth as the mouth of a LION: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat and great authority."
Since Revelation 13 is identical to Daniel 7, future kingdoms are also symbolically represented. And like Daniel 7, Revelation 13 describes in symbols the Merovingian dynasty as the BEAST THAT RISES UP OUT OF THE SEA. However, modern prophecy teachers have prevented the identification of beast kingdom as a revived Merovingian Empire by erroneously correlating the empires of Daniel 7 with those in Daniel 2. This misinterpretation of Daniel 7 has been a primary factor in perpetuating a general ignorance of the Merovingian conspiracy, insuring that its direction of world affairs behind the scenes will continue largely unnoticed.

In the place of the proper interpretation of these prophecies, the masses have been led to believe that a Revived Roman Empire controlled by the Roman Church, will be the final Antichrist system. Having established this deception and contrived to bring a false interpretation of Bible prophecy to fulfillment, the stage will be set for the Messiah of the Merovingian dynasty to vanquish the Pope and his Roman religious system (the Dragon), after which glorious triumph this false messiah will be crowned upon the throne of the Temple of Jerusalem as "the Christ."

The ubiquitous propaganda of the Rosicrucian network would have the undiscerning believe that the great end-time battle will be between the noble Merovingian dynasty and a revived Holy Roman Empire, respectively designated the Phoenix and the Dragon. However, Scripture treats these two systems as being equally evil and deserving God's judgment. Revelation 17:16 describes the demise of the harlot church at the hands of the beast: "And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire."

The destruction of MYSTERY BABYLON in Revelation 17-18 is not the end of the story. The final battle is waged in Revelation 19, which describes the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to destroy the real Antichrist, who will be the Merovingian priest-king of the make-believe Order of Michael-Zakok. Having vanquished the Pope, this vile personage will rule the world with a modern Merlin the Magician - the counterpart of King Arthur's Sorcerer - and the Knights of the Global Round Table. Their minions will be the multitudes of Joel's Army who have been initiated into the mysteries via Freemasonry and its various religious fronts which are indoctrinating multitudes with medieval mysticism. The full cast of characters will conduct their final Crusade against the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Their crushing defeat is described in Revelation 19:19-21.

"And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."