The honourable member started the discussion, and I am going on with it — I
like to see the “cards on the table.” A few days ago I had a quiet chat with
the Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Charlton), and told him of some of my
beliefs as to some of the happenings in the future. I ask honourable members to
listen to me without interjecting, because I am not able to catch all that is
said that way.
I am going to talk on a matter that may bring a smile to the faces of
honourable members: but when I tell them that I am speaking on the authority of
the Bible, their smiles may disappear.
The honourable member for Capricornia asked if the Armageddon were going to
come between East and West. The Bible would lead me to say “No.” Many things
that I’m going to tell honourable members are clear in the Bible. And if they
would like to follow this matter up later, outside the chamber, I should be
delighted to give chapter and verse from that book, showing what has happened
in the past and is going to happen in the future. I am firmly of the belief
that everything that is going to happen in the future of great importance is
there of us to look at if we care to find it. The next war, which is the
Armageddon, will happen in the year 1934.
Three nations will attack the British Empire. Two of those nations I am going
to name now, and the third I would rather not name. The two nations are Russia
and Germany, who, combined with the other (France), will be at war with the
British Empire in Palestine. The battlefield is mentioned in the Bible — the
battle takes place at Jerusalem, and the part that the British Navy will play
is distinctly mentioned. The cemetery the time for the collection of the dead,
and the time for the collection of the arms of the war to be destroyed are all
The part that Australia plays is also mentioned. Australia is not mentioned by
the word “Australia.” because that name was not known at the time, but certain
names are mentioned so far as the British Empire is concerned. We read of “the
merchants of Tarshish and all the little lions”. The “little lions” are the
British Empire colonies. The British Naval Base is mentioned — Cypress, which
today is but a stones throw from the British Naval Base we have at Malta. This
battle of Armageddon is the last — it is the millennium — Christ’s return to
earth. The battle is being fought — the words are clear in the Bible — and the
British forces are in danger of being wiped out.
When Christ re-appears, it is said it will be on the spot on which he left the
earth, just east of Jerusalem, and in the robe of a tattered beggar and thief.
That means that he will quietly and silently come into the British
headquarters. There will be great storms, tempests deluge and fire — no doubt
from the air — coming down and wiping out the army opposing us. The British
nation from the start has been one of the main — I hardly know how to express
it — but has been ordained by the Almighty to take this part on Christ’s final
return to earth.