It has only been a year since God made me see that His weekly Holy Day was not on Sunday. It was quite a shock to me that I had been wrongly guided and been serving Satan instead of God. Last night I read Jeremiah chapter 10, and read until I couldn't read anymore. I read how important the Sabbath was and how important to sanctify it. I'm so mad that I was misled, but then maybe my heart wasn't ready for God to open my mind to see the truth and it took 64 years! It can be difficult at such an old age to re-start anew. I get overwhelmed sometimes at all that I have to do but I do it one step at a time and God opens my mind to do another when I am ready. It's not easy to be a true Christian when you have been a false one so long. Thank you for sending the magazines. I have a lot to learn and a lot to change.
M. C., Sainte-Agathe-Des-Monts, QC, Canada
I am deeply saddened how homosexuality has moved in 30 to 40 years from criminal offence in the US/UK to a strong political force behind much of what is wrong in our societies—especially the break-up of the family. I suggest all people, the majority, who do not profess to be homosexual, should be labeled Happies! I want "gay" back!
G. S., Glamorgan, UK
We would like our name taken off the mailing list, please. We were very surprised to read in one of your articles about drinking alcohol—how it was not fully condemned. We don't want your organization to send any further copies of your magazine, especially with the economy being as it is. We appreciate what has been done for us, and we pray the Lord's leading for you.
S. E., Cranberry Township, PA
Editor's Note: Scripture unequivocally condemns drunkenness (Proverbs 23:20–21; Luke 21:34; 1 Corinthians 5:11–13; Galatians 5:21). But even those who oppose moderate alcohol use must acknowledge the Apostle Paul's advice that Timothy should take "a little" wine for his ailments (1 Timothy 5:23). In writing to Timothy, Paul used the Greek word oinos for "wine." Paul used that same word oinos when he admonished the Ephesians, "Do not be drunk with wine" (Ephesians 5:18). Wine was an accepted part of the culture of Jesus' day; even His parable of the old and new wineskins presumes the use of alcohol, which during fermentation stretches the skins (Matthew 9:17). Those who prefer not to drink should not be pressured into doing so, but Scripture does approve of the moderate and responsible use of alcohol as one of God's gifts to mankind (Genesis 27:28; Deuteronomy 14:26; Psalm 104:15).
Thanks for your recent article, "Prayer: Our Lifeline to God" (Tomorrow's World, May-June 2009). It strengthened me a lot. I have already finished the 24 lessons of the Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course, but your booklets and articles continue to bring me more understanding of God and the Bible. My prayers are with you. May God bless you all.
A. V., Lome, Togo
I just finished reading your booklet, Who or What Is the Antichrist?, by Roderick C. Meredith. I must say, it was excellent! I often think about the downward spiral churches around here seem to go, or the "preach for profit" churches popping up here and there, and it really bothers me. I am a simple guy, with simple words, and could never explain things so elegantly and precisely as this booklet did. Please continue to keep up the good work.
J. P., Kenton, DE
Let me express how deeply grateful I am for being able to complete the Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course and receive your booklets for further instruction. They were useful in more ways than one, but the outstanding help and spiritual enlightenment came when my sister died and I wanted to know if I would see her again. Your article "Will the Dead Live Again?" (Tomorrow's World, March-April 2009) fulfilled the answer to my grief and gave me supreme comfort. Thank you.
L. A., Erin, Trinidad and Tobago