Churchgoers are growing restless. Thousands are dropping out. Many recent studies and polls of churchgoers show that "churchianity"—as a whole—is not providing answers to life's most important questions.
Churchgoers are growing restless. Thousands are dropping out. Many recent studies and polls of churchgoers show that "churchianity"—as a whole—is not providing answers to life's most important questions. People are not being told the truth about why we are here on Earth, what actually happens after death and whether God is working out a purpose in and through the wars, catastrophic events and national upheavals taking place all over the world.
In his recent book, How to Quit Church Without Quitting God, popular speaker and religious author Martin Zender stated that churches do not offer what people need. As reported in the May 27, 2002 Insight magazine: "Something is wrong in 'pew land,' Zender says. 'People are looking for comfort and answers. The reason people are leaving church now is they have serious questions as to where their dead daughter is or how the world is going to end. Churches offer musical productions and food, but they are not answering the questions.'"
We trust that all of our readers will notice that Tomorrow's World is definitely "different" in this regard, for we give straightforward answers—backed up by appropriate facts and clear scriptures from the Bible. We do regard the Bible as the inspired word of God, and we encourage our readers to prove this to themselves. For the truly big questions of life are never answered by man's reasoning, postulating and human imaginings. The genuine answers are revealed by the Creator God in His "Instruction Manual" for humanity, the Holy Bible.
We hope that you will enthusiastically take advantage of our vital booklets on the fundamental issues of life. As you will notice, these attractive and easy-to-read booklets are offered absolutely free. There is never any charge, follow-up or request for money. Booklets such as The Real God: Proofs and Promises can help you prove to yourself the existence of an Almighty Creator who also intervenes in world affairs to work out His supreme purpose. Another of our most powerful and inspiring booklets—What's Ahead for America and Britain?—gives a veritable "key" to understanding end-time events that, even now, are moving swiftly forward. Other vital booklets such as Build a Joyous Marriage! and Twelve Keys to Answered Prayer can help you build a depth of commitment and meaning in your marriage, and deepen a genuine contact with your Creator.
In addition, we offer—absolutely free—a remarkable Bible Study Course. This outstanding course can help its students understand virtually all of life's fundamental questions. I strongly encourage all of you who really want to understand what life is all about to enroll in this stimulating course. It is like no other! This course does not just consist primarily of sentiments about the person and sacrifice of Jesus Christ—foundational points to which many give lip service, though few truly understand. Rather, our Bible Study Course builds on that foundation, and can open up your understanding to the whole message of the Bible and to the supreme purpose that God is working out here below. It enables the student to get a genuine "feel" for the Bible and to grasp its relevance for every issue of life.
The great God we serve is real. He is now intervening powerfully in world affairs—as some of us in this Work have prophesied for decades. He is orchestrating world events to bring about the return of Jesus Christ to this earth as King of kings (Revelation 19:11–16). With the guidance of His inspired Word—not human imagination—we can begin to grasp the details of His plan and purpose in these prophesied events. The headlines in our newspapers will take on more meaning as we see, coming about before our very eyes, the events that God predicted!
Truly knowing God, and having daily contact with Him, can enrich our lives more than we might imagine. In spite of the increasing turmoil in this world, Almighty God tells us: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6–7).
If you really know God and learn to put your trust in Him, the horrifying events that will take place in the next five to 15 years will not disorient or dishearten you, for you will know—and know that you know—that the great Creator who gives us life and breath is definitely in charge. You will believe the Apostle Paul's inspired statement: "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). And you will understand Paul's statement: "If God is for us who can be against us?" (v. 31).
The real Jesus Christ of the Bible is not dead! He is alive now—at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Acts 7:55). At this time, He and the Father are—to the extent necessary—intervening, guiding and orchestrating world events to fulfill their great Plan.
Jesus Christ specifically described the coming years at this "time of the end" as the most tumultuous time in earth's history: "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened" (Matthew 24:21–22). Christ instructs His true followers to be willing to obey Him and the Father: "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46).
By contrast, for those who are truly surrendered to God, Jesus has this wonderful word of encouragement: "'Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.' Then He spoke to them a parable: 'Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things are fulfilled'" (Luke 21:28–32).
Somewhere on this earth are true servants of the living God. Jesus commissioned His true ministers: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). That means preaching the true answers found in His Word. God tells us through the prophet Amos: "Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?" (Amos 3:7–8). In His mercy, God has brought you into contact with His servants who are now doing His Work. Through His mercy, we in this Work do have the genuine "answers" to the big questions in life. We sincerely want to share them with you in every way we can. May God help you to understand and to take full advantage of this opportunity.