APOLLYON RISING 2012 by Tom Horn

by JF

The good: The book is well written and contains some quality esoteric information on freemasonry and the freemasonic architecture of Washington D.C.

The bad: Everything else: 1) He blames the totalitarian formation of the occultic New World Order on everybody’s favorite whipping boy, the freemasons. Sure, why not, it’s much safer to blame them. Just ask Dr. Stan;  2) He constantly cites his pre-trib cottage-industry cronies as valuable and trustworthy sources of important information, such false teachers as Chuck Missler, the Gilberts, etc. Yeah, that crowd of fellow self-affirming, pre-tribby podcasters and book peddlers;  3) He is an author who writes what he writes, first and foremost, simply to make a living, and the fact that he may feel that what he is writing about is important information that the public needs to know about is obviously of secondary importance here—one gets the distinct impression in reading Horn and his ilk that if any and all profit margin was taken away from what he’s doing, then he would just as soon go seek something else to do instead that would bring in some kind of profit;  4) The subject matter here is all spooky, ooga-booga Nephilim stuff, based on nothing but pure pre-tribby conjecture which rests upon a foundation of biased, pre-tribby eisegesis of bogus “bible versions” and dubious apocryphal books of debatable antiquity and unsure authorship. It’s the sort of purely speculative, Armageddon-gothic sensationalism that holds conspiracy-minded pre-tribbers mesmerized nowadays and unable to focus on more serious, more pressing, and more concrete realities and histories which menace them in these times in every facet of their lives, all of it unseen by them, of course, because they are so mesmerized by said spooky sensationalism;  5) Horn, like Hal Lindsay and other false teachers, shows himself to be an unscriptural “date-setter”;  6) Even as the Chuck Misslers and Gary Norths of the evangelical world once played up and profited from the bogus Y2K scare, Horn likewise plays up and profits from the latest doom-and-gloom sensationalistic fad, the Mayan-Calendar 2012 scare.

The ugly: Horn begins slipping in references to Roman Catholic sources about 1/3 of the way through the book, treating them as though they were authorative, “Christian” sources of information, and this practice he slowly increases with good subtlety as the book goes along, until he closes the last few pages of the book with much ado about the writings of Malachi Martin and other more ancient Romanist false teachers, always inferring that these are somehow authoritative. Horn even begins using Romanist language when he refers to practicing Holy Communion as practicing “the Eucharist.” Horn also deceptively refers to the Vatican-controlled Knights of Malta as being “masonic-connected”–as if that would be anywhere near as important as the fact that they are controlled by the Vatican. Ugh. Quite the stinkbomb of disinfo here.

Rating: Δ