The Enigma Called John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy was the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy, a famous Massachusetts businessman, investor, and government official. Even though Joseph P. Kennedy was rich and influencial, he had initially groomed his oldest son, Joseph Kennedy, Jr. to be the man that would run for president. When he died at the end of World War II, John took his place. After getting an artium baccalaureus (A.B) degree from Harvard University, he enrolled at the Stanford University School of Business. He never finished that degree, but instead helped him father write his memoirs of his time as an American ambassador.
Seeing that war was about to come to the world, Kennedy enrolled in the Army's Officer Candidate School, but never finished, due to chronic back problems. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. arranged for John to get a commission as an Ensign in the Office of Naval Intelligence. As the War progressed, he found himself in the South Pacific in command of the PT-109. His adventures in the Solomon Islands have been heavily documented. It was not his only command in the Pacific, but he would turn out to be a pretty good commander. Despite his service, John F. Kennedy was dogged by health problems which eventually would get him discharged from the Navy.
After JFK was discharged from the Navy, his father arranged for him to get a job as a "special correspondent" for the Hearst Newspapers traveling to Europe to cover the Potsdam (Germany) Conference. However, in 1946, JFK ran for Congress in the 11th District, winning easily. He would remain in the House of Representatives for six years before he ran for the U.S. Senate and won. He would only serve one term, but by 1956, he gave the nominating speech for Adlai Stevenson, giving him national attention for the first time. He made such a positive impression with his speech that when Mr. Stevenson asked the Convention to select a Vice-Presidential candidate, JFK finished second in that polling.
When Stevenson was again defeated in 1956 by President Eisenhower, the leaders of the Democrat Party realized that they would need a new, more energetic candidate in 1960. But what needs to be remembered in that the Democratic Party nominating process was considerably different then than it is today. In many states, the leaders of that state would run for president, pushing out legitimate candidates. For example, California governor Pat Brown (father of Jerry Brown, also a California governor twice) won in his home state, but never won in another state. He would eventually support JFK. States like Mississippi, Ohio, and Florida voted for their "favorite sons" who would then control their state delegations and vote them at the convention. Only fourteen states actually had primaries, but Kennedy won in ten of them. Because only fourteen states had primaries, candidates like Lyndon Johnson (Texas), Adlai Stevenson (Illinois), Stuart Symington (Missouri, he had the support of former President Harry Truman), and Robert Meyner (New Jersey) never campaigned in the primaries.
Unlike what happens today, a lot of "backroom deals" had to be made for someone to win the nomination. In the first ballot at the Convention in Los Angeles, JFK only secured only 53% of the vote, enough to win, but not enough to be very convincing. He was obliged to select Lyndon B. Johnson as his running mate even though he would have preferred Stuart Symington of Missouri.
JFK realized that he had an uphill battle in the General Election with Vice President Richard Nixon of California running for the Republican Party. Many analysts argue that the 1960 Presidential Debates was what gave JFK a chance. He appeared to be more energetic thanks to the methamphetamines he was being prescribed by his doctors for his Addison's Disease. However, the American public had only heard from one of Kennedy's primary opponents suggest he had it. Also, his campaign employed consultants from Hollywood used cosmetics to make him appear younger and more vibrant than Nixon.
Even though Kennedy won the election, vote fraud cases in Illinois and Texas (where there had been scandals before) still haunt the election to this day. Joseph Kennedy's connections to the Mafia in those states insured that they would win those states. When the Kennedy brothers turned against the Mafia when JFK went into the White House, it became one of many factors as to why JFK was assassinated.
Years ago, when we were asked to confirm a prophecy that the Biblical Tribulation (see Matthew 24:21, Revelation 2:22, 7:14) started on January 21, 1961. The date is notable because it was the first full day that John F. Kennedy spent as President of the United States. The prophecies were collected Gerald Derstine, a Mennonite Pastor whose church had manifested in the ministry of the Holy Spirit. He explained that the three prophesies went sent to him by three people who did not know each other and were unaware that the other two had received the same prophecy. When these prophecies reached us over forty years later, we were asked to confirm or deny these prophecies. Our research confirmed these prophecies.
The Kennedy years in the White House (1961-1963) were turbulent times. The Bay of Pigs Scandal that saw longtime CIA Director removed from his job, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, Bobby Kennedy's War on Organized Crime, were just some of the controversies that dominated the Kennedy Administration. Stories of JFK's affairs with multiple women also proliferated in Washington, D.C. circles. When we understand that JFK got into Congress with the help of an influential father, that is one thing... but how did he overcome the obstacles to become president? Nixon was a formidable opponent, as was Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, Stuart Symington, and Hubert Humphrey. When Alfred Smith ran for president in 1928, his membership in the Roman Catholic Church doomed him and Herbert Hoover won. Influential pastors like Frank Norris, Billy Sunday, and others traveled around the country preaching sermons to warn what would happen if a Roman Catholic entered the White House. Why did John F. Kennedy think he could overcome the barriers? Maybe he had some help?
What can the Bible Codes tell us about John Kennedy? Did he have some help or was he "just lucky." Click here to check the next page and see the JFK Bible Code.