The Beautiful Analogy of Human Reproduction written by Herbert W. Armstrong [Original Publication] Some of the teachings in the Bible are a little hard for the average thinking mind to understand. James tells us to count it all joy when trials, ordeals, reverses…
Are you sure you see yourself — especially your faults — the way God does?
Note: My comments are based on the material of the Worldwide Church of God under Herbert Armstrong and by Herbert Armstrong himself. Dear HWALIBRARY.COM owner Mark Scarborough,
Until about 1969 we in God’s Church did all “speak the same things”. By 1978 many of the ministers were speaking different things! God had withdrawn from us His blessing and power that for 35 YEARS caused the Work of His Church to grow at the approximate rate of 30 percent every years of the preceding year!
WHAT CAUSED GOD TO WITHDRAW HIS BLESSING AND POWER?
The GOOD news
Our Philadelphia era of God’s Church (Revelation 3:7-13) has the PROMISE of the living Christ that we shall escape the soon coming GREAT TRIBULATION with TROUBLES in the world such as never happened before or will again (Revelation 3:10; 12:14).
But the prophet Daniel warns us. “And at that time [of the end Daniel 12:1] shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to this time…” (See also Matthew 24:21-22.)
“Many shall be purified, any made white,and tried…” (verse 10). There are plenty of warnings of this same time of trial and testing in the New Testament. Brethren, COME TO REAIZE WE are in THAT TIME.
But our GOD is on His throne. And the living HEAD of this Church is also ON THAT THRONE.
When frightening times of trying and testing come – and they have been coming tenfold recently – I have not the ability to outwit Satan – my refuge and deliverance is in the LIVING CHRIST! Not only is HE there on His Father’s throne, but the archangel Michael is also STANDING UP AGAINST SATAN FOR US.
Satan is now at the white-hot HEAT OF WRATH, knowing he has but a short time (Revelation 12:12). We are at the time when “there was WAR IN HEAVEN: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [Satan]; and the dragon fought and his angels [demons], and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more it heaven.” (Revelation 12:7-8).
CHRIST will prevail
Christ warns us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may, devour.” He IS seeking to devour YOU. “But”, God continues “whom resist STEDFAST IN THE FAITH” (I Peter 5:8-9).
We are now in the LAST DAYS – when “perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud… lovers of pleasures more than of God.”
More and more teen-agers who write in are showing a deeper interest in God’s truth. Their letters often display a maturity and depth of commitment that is inspiring. These young people are willing to combat peer pressure and society’s temptations because they are convinced that God’s way is truly best. Following are just a few of the many letters we’ve received:
This week’s letter comments reflect God’s care and protection of Church members and others involved with God’s Church. They include examples of personal property being safeguarded, deliverance from disastrous weather and accidents. We thought you would find the following firsthand accounts inspiring.
Many readers have responded to the article in the June/July PLAIN TRUTH entitled “Singles Who Can’t Find Mates,” by Mr. Ron Kelly. Young or old, man or woman, divorced or never married, they were greatly encouraged to realize that God is concerned about them and their personal needs. A number said that the article reinforced their Christian values and that they were determined to put God first. Following are some of the many letters we’ve received:
The Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) witnessed the preview of a new blockbuster movie, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, Excited audiences, many of them teens and pre-teens, had anxiously awaited this sequel to RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. If violent action and gore is your cup of tea, INDIANA JONES is your type of movie. Here is what the National Coalition on Television Violence, in a May 28 news release, had to say about this latest effort by the venerated team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas:
Two of our most recent telecasts, which discussed tithing and the Sabbath, brought in excellent responses, even though they were hard-hitting doctrinal subjects.