From World War to Cold War to War on Terror; from polio to AIDS to Ebola, why does it seem that our world has gone from bad to worse? Will planet Earth ever see a time of peace? Scripture gives the answer!
From droughts to floods, from famines to disease epidemics, from school violence to nations at war, is there a reason for the calamities our world is facing? Is there any hope for the future?
Very few peoplenowadays believe in a real God. Even fewer believe in the actual God of the Bible. Several decades of emphasis on evolutionary theory, on human reasoning and of the “self-fulfillment” movement have almost totally replaced the concept of serving our Creator. Endless books, articles and well-executed films and television shows have cleverly “made fun” of the idea of a real God—the Creator and Governor of the universe. This has taken its toll on untold millions of people. What about you?
Are you, personally, aware that major prophetic events foretold in the pages of your own Bible are coming to pass right now? Are you aware that the steady decline in the power and prestige of the British-descended and American peoples was specifically prophesied in your Bible? Are you, personally, aware that the end of this present human civilization may come within your lifetime?
Right now, as I write this, a massive takeover of much of the Middle East by the so-called “Islamic State” is a growing threat to Europe and even the United States! The recent head of the CIA, retired General Michael Hayden, recently told CNN that an attack by this terrorist group on the U.S. or Europe is simply a question of “timing.” Notice what he said: “ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] is a very powerful local terrorist organization and, probably, a reasonably powerful regional terrorist organization, but it’s one that has global ambitions. And it has the tools… American passport holders, European passport holders. It’s expressed the intent (to attack the West).… It will come probably sooner rather than later” (August 25, 2014).
The rampaging terrorists of ISIS are already responsible for murdering thousands of men, women and children. They behead, crucify and often horribly torture their victims. Thousands of wives and daughters have been sold as sex slaves or used for other evil purposes by these wicked men. Throughout the Middle East, a sense of terror is being generated by this organization. America really does need to wake up and act in a powerful way or this type of terror will start happening again and again right here within the United States.
In the Ukraine, there are continuing reports of Russian troops and tanks quietly extending their influence over parts of that country—and very little action seems to take place from the Western powers. A quiet Russian “takeover” is obviously underway—just as recently happened in Crimea. Across the world, China is being very aggressive in the South China Sea. She is constantly harassing naval units from the Philippines and other nearby nations, taking over small islands that were claimed by these other governments, and is obviously preparing for war unless someone stops her.
In Africa, the Ebola virus is becoming an absolutely horrible menace to all of humanity. Even some aid workers have been infected, and a few have already been brought back to the United States. How long will it take before the Ebola virus spreads to our shores—in the U.S., Britain or Canada?
At the same time, almost every day brings more news of various judges in the United States trying to “make legal” the idea of “men marrying men”! This is something we have warned about for decades. It is something which would have been absolutely inconceivable a few years ago. Almost every religious leader at that time would have solidly condemned this vile practice. But today—because of a “tidal wave” of homosexual pressure and activity—one part of society after another has crumbled under the pressure of these sexual perverts. Even so, Almighty God still calls these practices an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). Even in the New Testament, the Apostle Paul was inspired by Almighty God to describe the intellectuals of his day: “Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22). Then he stated, “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (vv. 26–27).
In the near future, largely because of these vile practices, more thousands or tens of thousands will come up with various sexually transmitted diseases—often AIDS. With all of this, the traditional family—which is the very foundation of the strength of our society—will increasingly crumble. Children will go wild. People will have an increasing sense of emptiness, a lack of purpose for living, as more and more vile practices take over and men and women are cut off from God by their weird thoughts and actions.
So, because of all of this, Almighty God will soon intervene—within the lifetimes of most of you!
I grew up during the Great Depression and the Second World War. During my youth, patriotism, a sense of unity throughout America and a zest for life was obvious among most people. In West Central Grade School in Joplin, Missouri, we were often led in prayer by our teacher at the beginning of the day. Usually, also, the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the flag and to the Constitution of the United States was recited. The respect and reverence to the Ten Commandments as a way of life was obvious and often reinforced by our parents, schools and society as a whole. There was a deep respect for the family, for the Bible, and for the idea that “God is our Father.”
Back then, the very mention of men and women cohabiting without marriage was embarrassing. Divorce was looked upon with shame. Even the notion of people performing perverted sex acts with one another was disgusting and almost unthinkable. Nearly everyone understood that God had created us male and female for the purpose of marriage and family. Millions were familiar with Jesus’ inspired instruction: “And He answered and said to them, ‘Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate’” (Matthew 19:4–6). Also, in principle, most people certainly understood and agreed with the instruction God gave our ancestors in ancient Israel: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).
But now, after being “educated” in many of our liberal theological seminaries—or, perhaps we should say theological “cemeteries”—thousands of professed “Christian” ministers are propounding the theories of the homosexual activists. Apparently, without much real thought or sense of responsibility, hundreds of our legislators in various states and cities—and even Washington, DC—have decided to reject God’s laws and take matters into their “own hands.” They have “gone along” with the modern attitudes of “poking fun” at God and His inspired word. They have increasingly—by their actions and their laws and judgments—“despised” the statutes and judgments of the God of the Bible! And yet many wonder: Why are so many things going wrong for America and the British-descended peoples? Instead of being the clearly dominant nations of the entire world—as we were so recently—we are now plunging into the abyss. We are going down and down in our national power and prestige. Parts of the southwest U.S. want to secede from the rest of the country. Many in Scotland recently supported a referendum calling for independence from the United Kingdom. People are dissatisfied. All over the world, so many things are “going wrong” for our peoples.
The Creator has foretold that this very thing would come upon our peoples if we turned away from Him and His laws and statutes: “But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it” (Leviticus 26:14–16).
God warned that if we break His “laws and statutes” these judgments would come upon us as a people. The first thing to happen was “terror”—which can be translated terrorism! That has already started. It started with the attack of Islamist fanatics on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. It is going to become much worse if we continue to break God’s laws and statutes.
Next was “wasting disease.” One of the most powerful diseases of this type is obviously AIDS, which is directly spread by homosexual contact and related practices. Then, as Leviticus 26 certainly details, we will experience an entire wave of disease epidemics, drought and famine. Mighty earthquakes—and many other “natural” disasters—will come upon our people if we do not sincerely repent and turn to God. If you would like a complete explanation of major events soon to occur, please write us or call us today and request your free copy of our powerful booklet, Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return. Please study this booklet—compare it with the world news happening every day—and you will realize that the Creator truly is beginning to intervene in human affairs right now!
Jesus Christ Himself described many of the “Big Picture” events soon to come—growing number and severity of wars, world wars, famines, disease epidemics (or pestilences) and “great earthquakes” (Luke 21:7–11). Near the end of this prophecy, Jesus stated: “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (v. 25–27).
Those of you who have come to truly believe that there is a real God can be very thankful. For He will intervene. He will finally “rescue” humanity from its sins and problems. At the end of this prophecy Jesus instructed us: “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (v. 36). So we are told by Jesus Christ Himself to “watch” these world events and to pray always that we may be counted “worthy” to escape these events soon to come!
Are you, personally, beginning to watch and pray? Are you, personally, preparing your heart to seek God with all your heart and all your soul? As most of you know, we very seldom make this kind of personal appeal to you readers. But time is short. With all my heart, I want you to “get the picture” and to act! For your very life is at stake. And your eternity is at stake.
Please remember, my friends, that—as you study God’s prophecies about His punishments and trials on His peoples down through history—God always tells us that if we want to be protected from any tragedy, we must cry out to God with our whole hearts! Notice how God instructed His people as the seventy years of “Babylonian captivity” were coming to an end: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11–13). He says that He will hear His people “when you search for Me with all your heart”!
Dear readers and friends, you and I really need to do that! How often do you, personally, deeply and slowly study and meditate over the Bible and its real meaning with an open mind? How often do you cry out to God and beseech Him with words like this, “Father, I don’t really know for sure what to do many times, but please show me! Please help me to wake up! Please give me the faith and courage to act!”
In a powerful warning to our forefathers—which certainly applies to us—Almighty God warned them that in the “latter days” they would turn away from God and “the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will drive you” (Deuteronomy 4:27). Then Almighty God states: “And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice” (vv. 28–30).
So in the “latter days” these things are beginning to happen! They will come upon our people very soon unless we truly repent. God’s word indicates that most will not repent until these things actually come upon them. But you, personally, can repent if you are willing. You have to be willing to acknowledge that our human ways have been wrong. That we have turned away from the God of the Bible. That we have gone as a people into increasing forms of pleasure-seeking and absolute hedonism. Our families are being torn apart. The morals in our public schools and colleges are being ruined. Our entire nation is being destroyed because we refuse to honor God and His ways. So God says that at this time, in this condition: “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (v. 29).
As the Editor in Chief of this magazine, and as the called and chosen servant of Almighty God, I am now crying out to each of you to act! Do not assume that your previous religious ideas and practices are pleasing to Almighty God. The real Jesus Christ of your Bible powerfully warned the religious leaders of His day: “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?” (Matthew 15:3). And then, “Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men’” (vv. 6–9).
My friends, most of you reading this are obviously sincere or you would not be willing to consider any ideas other than “mainstream” religious concepts. But, just as I had for the first 19 years of my life, most of you still have ingrained in your mind all kinds of unbiblical and even “pagan” concepts. That is what most of you were taught all of your lives. But God commands all of His people: “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21, KJV). Learn to imitate the Berean Christians who were praised by God because they “were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).
Your Bible states: “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). Somewhere on this earth, the Eternal God has always had true servants. Somehow, in His mercy, God has brought you into contact with His true servants and His true Work on earth in these last days of our human civilization. For your own sake, please be willing to consider and prove what we have to say!
Nearly all you long-time readers know that we never press to “get money from you!” All of our literature is absolutely free for you to receive, and puts you under no obligation whatever. So, in the light of what I have written above, it is vital that if you do not already have these booklets, you contact us right away to request your free copy of the booklet I have already mentioned: Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return, along with two other vital and truly “eye-opening” booklets, Restoring Original Christianity and Satan’s Counterfeit Christianity. And if you are willing to devote yourself to some genuine study and to prove what the Creator says in His inspired Bible, please contact us to request your free subscription to the 24-lesson Tomorrow’s World Bible Study Course.
Also, if you have a genuine desire to follow through on God’s Truth and “check us out” personally, be sure to request a visit from one of our ministers or representatives. We will not come to your home unless invited—perhaps a visit in a coffee shop or other public place may be more comfortable for you. And, if you are a woman, we assure you that we will never send one man alone to meet you. Our representative will be happy to meet with you—perhaps along with his wife, or perhaps with another minister—to visit and talk over with you the real meaning of life. He will answer your questions about the Bible and—if you wish—tell you in detail about what this Work is all about and when and where you can meet with other true Bible-believing Christians. He will not pressure you in any way—I promise.
So, again, for your sake, take action! Because, as I have said, we almost never come on so strong as I am doing right now in asking you to act. But as these prophetic events are hurling themselves upon us almost daily, I am moved to reach out to you at this time and pray that God will help you understand and be willing to do those things you need to do so that you can gain God’s protection during these final days of human history and be in God’s everlasting Kingdom.
God does not appreciate “half-way” Christians! In His inspired word He specifically warned that the last era of His Church on this earth would be characterized by what we call the “Laodicean” attitude. God warned the people of our time: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:15–16). We must not reflect that attitude in our own Christian lives!
My dear friends and brethren, God help all of us to truly learn to “seek Him” with all our heart and all our soul. Let us not be “half-way” Christians. Let us “cry out” to Him and repent—turn around and go the other way. And let us begin to obey Him from the heart and in our actions so that we will, in fact, be taken to a Place of Safety during the coming Great Tribulation. May we learn to grow, spiritually, unto the “measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). At the end of his life, the Apostle Peter charged his readers: “Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:10–11).
Again, may Almighty God stir each one of us to take action that we may truly “seek” His will and “do these things” so that we may truly be supplied an entrance into the “everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”