As most of you who follow the news know, increasing numbers of analysts and pundits are now commenting on how quickly world events and societal changes are occurring. For we are truly approaching the "end of the age" as all Bible-believing Christians should know. For we as Christians are instructed to "watch and pray" (Luke 21:36). We should all be aware of the fast-moving changes around the world—especially in the light of Bible prophecy.
War, crime, inequity and hate pervade our human society. Only the Kingdom of God will bring to earth the peace, prosperity and harmony that will allow humanity to flourish, but Christians can have a foretaste of the Kingdom by living God's way!
As many of you may remember, January 16 is the 30th anniversary of the death of Herbert W. Armstrong. It is very helpful, I feel, to remember that Christ used this man—human as he was—more than anyone we know of for the last several hundred years. A number of us in this Work had the privilege of working with him closely for decades. It was a privilege that we will never forget.