Trials

Are We REALLY Listening Brethren?

Worldwide News, 19th Feb 1979 page 1

And Now Christ Sets Church Back On Track Doctrinally

By Herbert W Armstrong

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 God had withdrawn from us His blessing and power that for 35 YEARS caused the Work of His Church to grow at the approximate rate of 30 percent every years of the preceding year!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? Continue reading…

God's Miraculous Protection

God’s Miraculous Protection

By Richard Rice

Pastor General’s Report August 10, 1984

  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. Continue reading…

Readers Encouraged by PLAIN TRUTH Article on Singles

Readers Encouraged by PLAIN TRUTH Article on Singles

By Richard Rice

Pastor General’s Report July 06, 1984

  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: Continue reading…

Literature Helps People Cope With Trials

Literature Helps People Cope With Trials

By Richard Rice

Pastor General Report June 15, 1984

  It is heartening to read how The PLAIN TRUTH and our other literature have been of great encouragement and inspiration to people in their time of greatest need. With the help gained from the literature the Church produces, many have been able to weather severe trials–illness, divorce, unemployment or the death of a loved one. Many have written telling how their faith has been strengthened and their outlook on life brightened, as the following letters show. I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all of your concern and generosity for me and all peoples of the world. The PLAIN TRUTH is a success because people with the right attitude are behind it. Your magazine has helped me in many ways with my attitude about physical, financial, mental, emotional and spirit- ual things and concerns. I truly thank you. H.D. (Akron, OH) Thank you for wanting me to have The PLAIN TRUTH. I learned much from it, and I enjoy having it sent to me. I cannot send you any- thing at this present time…but as soon as I can I will send my gift so that others may enjoy this magazine because it helps me to keep my faith when things around me fall apart. L.K. (Trenton, MI) Would you please send a subscription of your wonderful magazine to my daughter–my only child–who has just divorced and has her own daughter to rear. I came upon The’PLAIN TRUTH shortly after my own unwanted divorce five years ago and it has helped me a lot. I had gotten away from God for a long time (being married to an atheist). I do believe The PLAIN TRUTH is the only truth. Maybe it will comfort her. E.B. (Chicago, IL) Yes, I would like to still get The PLAIN TRUTH. I was getting it when my husband passed away and it helped me to get over the depressed feeling I had. I knew God took him out of his suffering for he had cancer and also had to have surgery on the spleen and gall bladder. Before he went back to the hospital he told me that if God wanted him to live he left it in His hands, but if not he was ready to go for he had made peace with his Maker. He also read The PLAIN TRUTH and loved it. Thank you for publishing this magazine. Mrs. L.M. (Saluda, SC) I have M.S. [multiple sclerosis] and The PLAIN TRUTH helps me “survive.” J.H. (Randolph, MA) Watching you on TV has given me a different outlook on life. I am a recovering alcoholic that had lost his faith in everything. I want to thank you. J.A. (Michigan City, IN)]]>