A critique of Dr. William Deagle's False Prophecies
The following is a critique of Dr. William Deagle's claims that God will judge America because she has forsaken her first love; how God will pour out His wrath on America during the Tribulation; that America will experience a separation from Christ as an adulterous bride forever from her groom; and that there will be a treaty that divides Jerusalem in August 1999. The original prophecy used to be on Deagle's Home Page but that website is no longer online (Deagle's words are indented, in a teal colored box with mine in plain text).
The words of William, son of William, in the line of Aaron, who is among the physicians of Colorado, which he saw concerning America in the days of Clinton, President of America, two years before Y2K.
Arrrruugggghhh! He speeketh in Elizabethan Englith!
Let's see now. Two score is twenty times two, or fourty, add ten, which makes fifty, plus two, makes fifty two plus 1900 and we get 1952. Apparently this means this is when Dr. Deagle was born-- in 1952.
Did not the prophets of old tell of such a day? But those who call themselves my people say: "Prophesy not, but tickle our ears, and comfort, and in ever increasing self-righteousness, and power with the Holy One of Israel! Did I, Jesus, not show you these things that must happen so that all mercy, grace, and justice is served, and then the end shall surely come?
Did not the fire-balls rise all over my blue jewel, the earth, - heat, brimstone, and red smoke out of the abyss - roll as a scroll across the horizon to cover in deepest darkness? That there be two score years from that day, that you my servant have been called, until these days of wrath of the Evil One are cast upon the earth? For he knows that his time is short and great is his wrath. When my angel casts him down into the abyss, surely he will never rise, for my kingdom will be from everlasting to everlasting.
Let's gather what facts we have collected so far. He was told of the judgment of America on his 8th birthday (1960) and 2 score (40 years) on top of that would be 2000. However, according to Rev. 19:19-21 the Beast (the Antichrist) and the false prophet are thrown into the Lake of Fire at Jesus' return and at the same time Satan is bound by angels and thrown into an Abyss for almost a 1,000 years and THEN set free for a short time and THEN he also is thrown into the Lake of Fire. Degan just said Satan would never arise from the Abyss so how can that be?
August 1998 is the day this prophecy was reportedly given to Deagle, plus four and one half years, adds up to February 2003. So he just said the Lord would return on February 2003, if my math is correct. Up above he said Jesus would throw Satan in the Abyss in the year 2,000 yet Jesus doesn't return until 2,003. Something doesn't add up here.
The wrath of the evil one (Satan) will be unleashed on those who "bear the mark, and worship the bearer of light, and not the Creator."? Isn't Jesus the bearer of light? This doesn't make sence.
Let's keep in mind who this wrath is directed at "those that worship the bearer of light and not the creator." Now he is telling us that this wrath doesn't start until the 7th trumpet, 7th bowl and 7th vial (apparently simultaneous). Please notice up above he said that Jesus himself opens the first seal, and he, Jesus himself, sets Satan's wrath upon the world. However, Satan cannot release his wrath without Jesus setting him free so whose wrath is it really?
There is also a big problem with a separation of the groom from the bride. According to Jewish wedding tradition when the two members of the wedding party are betrothed it is legally binding---as legally binding as our wedding ceremonies today even though these two do not see each other for a year or more before the marriage is consumated. Therefore when scripture is talking about the groom and the bride the two parties are already wed.
When is a believer wed to Jesus? On the day of our salvation. From that point on we are called the Bride. When does the wedding feast occur according to Jewish tradition? Seven days after the marriage is consumated (at the end of the 7 year Tribulation). According to scripture Jesus returns to the Earth in judgment on a Christ rejecting world, not his Bride (Rev. 19:9). There is never any mention of Jesus rejecting an adulterous bride in the NT. There is indeed rejection of unbelievers, but all TRUE believers are "the Bride" of Christ, i.e., already betrothed. You are either a Bride or you're not. There is no half way point. It's like being only half pregnant--can't be done.
You, America, who called the Word of my testimony to the world, have taken your heart far from me. Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O' children of America, which I have brought up from all the lands of persecution: Your Nation I have set high above all the nations as a light to truth and justice; For you feared my words. You were children of light and not of darkness; therefore I will punish you for your iniquities.
According to the Bible there is only ONE nation that God sets high above all others and that is ISRAEL, not America. Israel was to be a light to the world, not America. What it appears Deagle is doing is confusing America with the Church and then applying Old Testament scriptures meant for Isreal to America/The Church. This is known as Replacement Theology.
God's people, where it concerns Babylon, are believing Jews. Richard Coombes shows how this phrase come out of her my people pertains to the Jews, and not the church, in his book America The Babylon: America's Destiny Foretold in Biblical Prophecy. available from Alpha-Omega Report
Has anyone noticed the Elizabethean accent disappeared? Must be the Western influence.
Scripture does not say the Church will escape THROUGH the days of trouble but be taken OUT of them (Rev 3:10). Look up this word "ek" in the Greek.
Jesus bore the cross for ALL peoples. Not just for America.
I wonder which city this is supposed to be. The city of seven hills can't be Rome because the City of Rome now has 9 hills. Or is it 11?
Deagle should hire a proofreader, "peoples of oil and fire for judgment"? What does this mean?
Now Deagle says the wrath is directed at the government. I thought it was directed at the Church.
"Spoil the bread and steal the light"? If God wants to warn his people don't you think he would speak plainly so it was easy to understand? The problem with this kind of language is that it can be twisted around to mean just about anything. And since when does "God's people" take the mark?
You, O' America, who swear to destroy my people, this is what the sovereign Lord says: I will send fire upon your coastlands, and upon your cities; and I will send a horde from Russia, and Islam, and all the nations with them. I will enrage them, and draw them with hooks forward into your lands, for your arrogance and blasphemy against my throne and my Name.
This is coming straight out of Ezekiel 38 and is meant for Isreal. The coastlands that are spoken of in Ezekiel 38 are not America either.
Were there believers killed in Iraq?
You, O' America, who oppress the poor and seek the needy nations of the earth - that sees the famine. I will send you death. You, O' America, who have set yourselves up to be the god of this world, I will bring you very low; And your murmurs for mercy will cry to me from the dust and ashes of your nation. You, O' America,have not only shed the blood of my littlest ones, but have denied care to your poor and elderly. You have forced the heathen nations of the earth to kill their little ones, and I see their blood upon your hands. It cries to me from many lands for justice, "How long, O' Lord, will our sisters and brothers die in their mother's wombs at the hands of America, and its multinational corporations?" Have I not declared that you must not make any of your children to walk through the fire of Molech or Baal? But you did; And when your President vetoed the abortion of murder by suction at birth, where, O' Church, was your outrage? Where were your lawyers and physicians that call themselves by my Name?
My judgement starts upon my house that sees and rebukes the demonic horde, but does not speak in the houses of law, and in the capitals of your cities against this outrage! Prophesy not in my Name if you do not first stand in the breach for the least of your brothers and sisters here, and in many lands. I do not need your permission to rebuke the hordes of Satan. I desire only that you love and serve only me, and not buildings and programs, and warfare that sets you arrogantly at my right hand; For I will hold you, O' Church, that calls yourself by my Name, and your bloodguilt, O' quiet warriors. I will forever silence you unless you turn and repent for not speaking against these murders within your walls.
Henceforth, from the treaty that divides my holy city Jerusalem, and the day upon which the house of Judah commences the sacrifice, I will anoint my people of the house of Judah who believe on my Son, and on the house of Israel who believe on my Son, to prophesy to America, and all the earth for twelve hundred and three-score days, to this nation, and these nations, and all the nations that would conspire to wipe out my people and the nation of Israel. When these days of prophesying are closed up, and on the day of my passing over of my people as I did upon the first-born of the land of Egypt, I will send again the death angel upon the earth to reap a harvest into my kingdom, and cast the timothy into the fires of eternal torment.
So now we have to wait for a treaty that divides the city of Jerusalem. Does scripture give us such a prophecy? No. Therefore we can safely ignore it. Scripture does give a propehcy about 1260 days but that is in regard to Israel fleeing into the desert and being hidden by God during that time until Jesus returns.
If we count backwards three and one half years from when Jesus is "supposedly" to return (see above) it comes out to Aug 1999 when this treaty to divide Jerusalem will occur. But how can Judah commence sacrifice at this time if they are hiding in the desert? How about building a Temple to sacrifice in??? Can the Jews build a Temple in 6 months from now? I heard it can be set up in 2 years but not 6 months. [this critique was originally written in February 1999.]
Cry you high generals and politicians of the Illuminated One, for he will not save you in that day of my wrath. Hide yourselves in Norad, and Falcon, and the bowels of Iridium, for in one day, at the long blowing, I will appear with the host of heaven, and those who are mine will rise to be my bride forever. But woe to you, O' daughters of Babylon; for you have set yourselves gods of technology, medicine, and genetics, to create yourselves as gods; But you will not! Therefore, eat this scroll; For its sweetness will be savored by those that hear and obey my voice, but your stomachs will turn with the sourness of destruction that will come upon the earth.
Another Old Testament prophecy applied to the church.
More of Ezekiel's prophecy meant for Israel and applied to America.
Escape, I say, my people, from this land, to the north, before the great and terrible days; For I have given you twelve hundred and three-score days to prophesy to this nation of America in mercy and justice, before my wrath is poured out in full.
Hmmm. escape to the North, i.e., Canada. Is Degan a Canadian real estate agent?
This is what the sovereign Lord says: Go forth once more unto a hard and arrogant people - a "righteous" people - full of purpose and plans, with my Word on their lips but a curse in their hearts.
Turn your sheep from the pathway that leads to destruction and become my people again, and I will turn to you, and heal your land, and set my tent over you, and you will be my bride; But if you do not soon turn, then in the Day of my wrath, I will set my face against you, and you will become only a whisper in the darkness, O' America.
Please notice that these people were God's and then they were lost and now they have a chance to be God's people again if they will but fight the enemy. Is this scriptural? Can one lose their salvation? Not according to John 10:27-29. Can one gain their salvation through works (fighting the enemy)? Not according to John 3:18. What Deagle is preaching is a works salvation.
Also, since when was Christ ever going to wed himself to America? The Church was supposed to be Christ's Bride. This scripture was taken from the Old Testmanent just like most of the others and applied to the Church.
What we have here is someone who has borrowed Old Testament scriptures, obviously directed at Isreal, and turned them toward America and the Church. The date for the treaty to divide Jerusalem came and went in August 1999. Dr. William Deagle is not only a False Prophet but a Replacement Theologian as well and is not teaching the truth from scripture (see what happens to Replacement Theologians in Matt. 25:31-46). You would be wise to ignore him.
While I do believe God will judge America I think we can safely ignore this &quo;prophet's" interpretation of it because he hasn't utilized one scripture accurately. And did anyone notice he did not even give ONE reference for a scripture that was "supposely" utilized?
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