Bulletin of Prophetic Historicism
26 September 2012 Editor and Proprietor
Edwin de Kock
Bulletin # 3
The editor/proprietor assumes responsibility for his own contributions. He is not, however, responsible or liable for the ideas expressed in pieces by other writers, also sometimes mentioned or cited.
New Book Available
My Seven Heads and Ten Horns in Daniel and the Revelation (2012) has been printed and is now available. I have already paid Patterson Printing for printing it, from sales of The Truth About 666. In my book publication savings account, almost enough was also left for postage and freighting from Benton Harbor, Michigan, to various destinations in the United States. I supplemented the rest from our personal income.
What is so special about this book?
Seven heads and ten horns as well as several interrelated beasts feature in Rev. 12, 13, and 17. Potentially, a correct interpretation of them is therefore of great importance to understanding the Apocalypse and also of several chapters in Daniel. Unfortunately, former writers on prophecy have all failed to properly unlock the mystery of their identity, including Seventh-day Adventist scholars. They, too, have been unable to reach a consensus. Symptomatic of the problem is that they have come up with no fewer than nine different views. Dr. William H. Shea has informed me that when he worked at the Biblical Research Institute, it had a thick folder of different views on the topic.
None of the nine that I analyze survives the test of Scripture, reason, or history. On the back cover, you will find the following statements: “Over the centuries, countless writers have tried to identify the seven heads and ten horns in Daniel and the Revelation. All of them have been unsuccessful, due to one or more of the following facts.” Four of these are then listed. This is followed by my claim that “This book presents a compelling new Historicist interpretation that harmonizes with each of the aforementioned facts.”
Seven Heads and Ten Horns in Daniel and the Revelation is a substantial book of 208 pages. Like all my works, it contains much historical writing, some of which may surprise and is bound to interest many readers. This is a Historicist book, and costs a mere $20.00, plus $3.00 for postage and handling. Please help me sell it. Anyone who buys 10 copies or more will receive a 40 percent discount. For 20 copies it is 50 percent. Here, again, are the details for contacting me:
Edwin de Kock
12916 Los Terrazos Boulevard
Edinburg, TX 78541
email@example.com, tel. (956) 583-2859
We would like to reprint Africa and the Bible (1988) by two people who at one time lived on that continent, though they never met each other: Fares Muganda and Edwin de Kock. Though not a prophetic work, this booklet is full of interesting history. It begins as follows:
“A thoughtful young African once asked, ‘Does God really love the people of Africa? Do we also have a part to play in the plan of heaven? Is Africa even mentioned in the Christian’s Bible?’ If you are black or any of your ancestors came from that continent, we bring you good news. The Word of God contains an answer to these questions that will truly amaze you.”
Amongst other things Africa and the Bible explodes the myth that people of color have never produced a civilization:
“Now let us briefly consider the history of Ham and his descendants, from information supplied by the Bible and history. It is a remarkable story, for it reveals that these people were the earliest builders of what is now called ‘Western’ civilization. The children of Ham, from whom the world has learnt so much, included the ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Cretans, the Hittites, and the Phoenicians or Canaanites.”
The next Bulletin will have more to say about this booklet.
The Roman Antichrist (1630) by Andreas Helwig an English translation of his Latin Antichristus Romanus, in its third, definitive edition, as discussed in The Truth About 666 and the Story of the Great Apostasy. How wonderful it would be to guide into print this masterpiece of Protestant scholarship written in the time of the Catholic Counter Reformation! Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary at Andrews University says that this is a most worthy project.
It has been exactly four hundred years since Helwig (c. 1572-1643) issued the second edition of his Latin Antichristus Romanus (“The Roman Antichrist”). The first one had been published in 1600. A third and final augmented edition, discovered by Steve Emse and of which I have a digital copy, appeared in 1630. Helwig, a great Lutheran scholar, was the first to discover and demonstrate that vicarius Filii Dei, a papal title, had a numeric value of 666.
At the moment, I still lack the funds for it, though that is the smallest of my problems. Most urgently needed is a good translator, with a first-class knowledge of Latin. Please help us find one.
Kindly send the attached letter to anyone who may have information to assist us with this special project.