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And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.



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Revelations means to reveal... Here you will find the mysteries and the wisdom of God that have been sealed for over 6,000 years...

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"
Revelation 12:9

Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie

2Thessalonians 2:10-11

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:32







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And the 2300 evenings and mornings of Daniel




Just as the days of Noah...


But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37-39


Are Homosexuals born that way? ....... Interracial Marriage




America Israel, And Great Britain In Prophecy


The Mark Of The Beast


The True Church


The Secret Rapture


The Dreadful Day Of The Lord



Answer To An Atheist


For The Evolutionist


Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?


Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


Does God Exist?


7 Proofs God Exists


The Bible Superstition Or Authority


Seven Keys To Understanding The Bible


How To Study The Bible


How To Understand The Bible


How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible


Answers To Questions About Genesis


Why There Seems To Be A Gap In The Bible


How The Bible Counts A Generation


The Bible Verses The Dead Sea Scrolls


Should We Use The Old Testament


The Hidden Knowledge


How Religion Deceives You


A World Held Captive


The Ark And Noah


Weeks Of Daniel


The Exile In Stone





The Bible Story For Children


Volume I


Volume II


Volume III


Volume IV


Volume V


Volume VI



Genealogy And The Bible Family Tree


God As King


Who Really Discovered America


Oldest Known 10 Commandments Were Found In America


USA And Britain's Common Wealth In Prophecy


Tea Tephi


Britain's Coronation Chair And Jacob's Pillow Stone


Jacob's Pillar Stone


The Two Witnesses


Russia In Prophecy


The Middle East In Prophecy


Who Are The Arabs


Seeing The world Throgh Islamic Eyes


The Race Question


The Origin Of The Races


Military Service And War


Why Does God Allow Wars


The Sure Way To End The Fear Of Nuclear War


What Is Armageddon?


There Is A Way To Escape


Understanding The Way To Peace


World Peace How It Will Come


The key To Human Survival


Petra The Safe Place


Is There Life After Death


World Peace And How It Will Come



The Mark Of The Beast


Mark Of God's People


The Key to Revelations


The Book Of Revelations Unveiled At Last


Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, And Crucifix


The Pagan Cross


The Cross


The Council Of Laodicea



Why The Church


Fundamental Doctrines


How And Why We Know We Have The Truth


The Abomination That Maketh Desolate


God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast


Joseph Tkach Sales God's Church


WCOG Changes Name


WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records


God's Church Is The Temple


The True Church


The History Of The Church


Where Is The Original True Church


Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God


The Real History Of The True Church


Foundation, History, Authority, And Doctrine Of The Worldwide Church Of God


Philadelphia Era Of The Church


Just What Is The Church


God's Church Does Not Compromise


Worldly Churches Are Social Clubs


The Tongues Question


Tongues- Is The Pentecost Experience Being Repeated Today



Does God Exist


7 Proofs God Exist


What About God Revealed Knowledge


Why God Is Not Real To Most People


Is God Fair


How To Put God First


God Was King


God's Divorce


Is Jesus God


Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ


70 Weeks Of Daniel


Was Jesus Really Dead


Why Christ Died


If You Lived At Time Of Christ Would You Have Believed Him


The Mystery Of MELCHIZEDEK Solved


What Is Man


How God Planned To Reproduce Himself


What Led To The Creation Of Man


What Is The Soul


Why You Are Alive


The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed


Why Humans Were Put On Earth


The only real value of a human life


Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God


What Science Can't Discover About The Human Mind


Human nature - Did God create it?


Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin


Why Were You Born


You Were Born To Be King


The Great Purpose Of Your Life


Man To Rule The Universe


Your Children - FUTURE GODS


If You Were God How Would You Look At The World Today


God's Invisible Agents


Where Is Enoch And Elijah


Lazarus And The Rich Man


Can Men Actually Communicate With Departed Spirits?


Life After Death


Is There life After Death


Did God Create A Devil


Is There A Hell



God's Holy Days Or Pagan Holy Days


List Of Holy Days


How Often Should You Partake Of The Lord's Supper


Should The Lord's Supper Be On The 14th Or 15th


How To Observe The Passover In Your Own Home


The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday


Does Easter Really Commemorate The Resurrection


Easter


What Is The Purpose Of The Resurrection?


The Plain Truth About Easter


The Pentecost


How To Figure The Pentecost


The Sabbath A Perpetual Covenant


Which Day Is The Sabbath Of The New Testament?


Why Do You Observe Sunday


Neglecting The Sabbath


Christmas


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


Halloween


New Years Eve


Valentines Day



Is Tithing In Force Under The New Testament


Should Christians Tithe


Should You Pay Tithes


The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Tithe


Did You Ever Know Why Money Is The Root Of All Evil


Does God Hate The Rich



Has Time Been Lost


God's 19 Year Cycle


Calendar With Holy Days


God's Calendar


What is a Prophetic Year



The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Found In America



Job, Joseph And His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid



The Truth About The Free Masons



There Is Nothing New Under The Sun


The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11



Sex


God's Great Sex Law


Abortion


Makeup


Are Homosexuals Born That Way


Interracial Marriages


Why Marriage


Polygamy


Divorce And Remarriage


The Family Breakdown


Child Rearing


The family - God's Plan For Mankind


Conspiracy Against The Family


The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education



Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


Does God Heal


The Plain Truth About Healing


What is Faith


What kind Of Faith Is Required Of Salvation


Are We Back On Track When We Lost Faith


How To Receive Answers To Your Prayers


Have Christians Lost Their Power?


The Plain Truth About Fasting


The Importance Of Fasting


Is all Animal Flesh Good Food


What Fish And Fowl Are Good For Food


The Key To Radiant Health


10 Simple Rules That Lead To Health


Why Man Must Suffer



Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!


The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel


What Is The True Gospel?


The Gospel Jesus Taught


The Gospel Is Education


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All About Baptism


Baptism By Fire


What Do You Mean Born Again


Are The Ten Commandments Necessary


Were The Ten Commandments Nailed To The Cross


Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses


The Ten Commandments


What Is Salvation


What Is The Reward Of The Saved


What Do You Mean Reward For Your Works


Just What Do You Mean Conversion


What Is True Spirituality


Conversion Sudden Experience Or Life Long Process


False Conversion


A Letter From Armstrong To The Newly Converted


What Is A Liberal


Is It Wrong To Be A Cultured Individual


The Old And New Covenant


Let God Fight Your Battles


The Law, The Catholics, And You


Do Christians Sin


Education For Life


Keep Your Eyes On The Goal


How FAR May I Safely Go, In Doing What I Want But Know I Ought NOT?


Christianity Is A Growth Process


Are You Being Tested


How You Can Overcome


How To Prevent Sin


What Is The Worst Sin


How You Could Commit The Unpardonable Sin


What Do You Mean The Unpardonable Sin


Ending Your Financial Worries


The Blessings Of Abundant Living


How To Live Life Abundantly


The Way Of Life That Causes Success


The Seven Laws Of Success


Should You Try To Change Others


Should You Listen To Others


We Must All Speak The Same


The True Meaning Of Predestination


Is Your Ultimate Fate Decided For You In Advance


What Is Friendship


What Is Emotional Maturity



The Incredible Human Potential


Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!


The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel


The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed


Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


What Led To The Creation Of Man


How God Planned To Reproduce Himself


Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God


Why Today's World Evils


Why The Church


Just What Do You Mean Conversion


Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin


Is There Life After Death


World Peace And How It Will Come



Jesus Is Coming Soon...Too Good To Be True


What Is The Kingdom Of God


What Will You Be Doing In The Next Life


Looking Into The World Tomorrow


Where Will The Millennium Be Spent


TheWonderful World Of Tomorrow



Mystery Of The Ages


The Seven Mysteries


How The 7 Mysteries Were Revealed


Who And What Is God


Mystery Of Angels And Evil Spirits


The Mystery Of Man


Mystery Of Civilization


Mystery Of Israel


The Church


The Kingdom Of God



Software


Theophilos


ESword



Herbert W. Armstrong


Armstrong's Calling


Armstrong's Conversion


How Christ Educated His Apostle


This Is The Life


How I've Been Providentially Protected From Harm And Death


No! I Was Never A Jehovah's Witness Or Seventh Day Adventist


The Little Book


The 19 Year Time Cycle


The Need To Make The Truth Plain


Must God's Ministers Be Ordained By The Hands Of Man?


You Won't Believe It Armstrong's Final Sermon


End Time Elijah


Armstrong's Autobiography



Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews


Josephus War Of The Jews


Josephus Against Apion


Josephus Hades


Josephus Autobiography





Revealed Knowledge?



IN TEN YEARS the world has experienced a KNOWLEDGE EXPLOSION! Its fund of knowledge especially in technological, scientific, and medical fields has DOUBLED. The'world's TROUBLES also have doubled in the same decade.

But what about GOD-revealed knowledge?

That knowledge knowledge new to us has burst on our consciousness like a shocking EXPLOSION!

God said, at the time of the end, many shall run to and fro, and KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED (Dan. 12:4).

Do you realize HOW MUCH vital knowledge, revealed by GOD, has come to God's Church in the last two decades? When I look back on it, in retrospect, it is AMAZING!

Many in God's Church -actually more than 99% of you, have come into the Church in that last 20 years. Probably you have never realized how THE TRUTH was revealed. Most of you have been put into God's Church by the living Christ with THE TRUTH all laid out in order for you. When you came in, you came into a Church that already possessed the Truth. You were able to learn it, and come to full understanding, in a very short time, comparatively.

That is not the way Mrs. Armstrong and I came in!

We don't have ALL the Truth God's revelation (the Bible) holds for us, even yet. I believe we now have MOST that is vital to us at this particular time! But I had to come into God's Truth a single doctrine, or a single bit of Truth, at a time. It was not all laid out in order, in a clear-cut, plain, well-organized pattern as it is today for YOU!

So I thought it would be interesting - and profitable to you, to start at the beginning and give you, briefly, the story of HOW God put His Truth' into His Church of this Philadelphia era.

The Philadelphia era of God's Church had hot come into existence when God first called me.

I'm sure most of you know something of the early background: of my early life in the advertising profession, having my business taken away by nation-wide conditions beyond my control three times -of being angered into my first, actual,STUDY of the Bible.

Mrs. Armstrong had been, in my view, deceived into taking up with religious fanaticism. She had begun keeping,what I then called the Jewish Sabbath. Unable to argue her out of it, I started to study the Bible to find where the Bible commanded Thou shalt keep SUNDAY!

Of course I couldn't find it. But the study widened in scope and lasted about six months, before Truth began to clear before my, mixed-up and befogged vision. I was simultaneously challenged on the theory of evolution.

Both challenges the Sabbath and evolution took me to the first chapter of Genesis. The simultaneous study of the evolutionary theory brought on an intensive study into the question: Does GOD exist? For evolution is the atheist's attempt to explain the presence of a CREATION without a Creator.

That six-months' study proved these BASIC Truths:

1) God does exist.

2) Evolution stands Disproved an error a false theory.

3) The Bible (in its original writings) is the inspired INSTRUCTION BOOK of the Creator GOD to mankind infallible.

4) The SABBATH is binding today, the SIGN that identifies GOD to us, and identifies us as His PEOPLE.

5) At the very last of this study, the fact that the annual Holy Days and Festivals of God are also binding became apparent.

6) Also I had learned that the wages of sin is , DEATH, not eternal life in hell fire that it is eternal punishment, not eternal punishing.

7) I had learned also that eternal life is God's GIFT by His grace, imparted to us by His Holy Spirit.

Brethren, do you see, from this, HOW METHODICALLY God began revealing His Truth to me? Those seven points are BASIC the FOUNDATION! Knowledge of the TRUE God; getting rid of the false god (evolution); PROOF of the AUTHORITY of the Bible the SOURCE of knowledge; the Sabbath as God's SIGN; the annual Sabbaths, picturing God's PLAN (though I did not yet at that time understand their meaning); the PENALTY for sin; and the need of God's Holy Spirit fox salvation and eternal life!

But now the details had to be filled in.

I had not yet received God's Holy Spirit. I was still searching with a carnal mind-but, with this knowledge, I had SURRENDERED my will, my hostility against God, all rebellion against His Law. I had REPENTED, and I had come to BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as personal Saviour.

But I was still puzzled about water baptism. My parents, and ancestors for 200 years and more, had been Quakers. I had been brought up in that church, though I didn't know much about what they believed. I did know they did NOT believe in water baptism.

So I next studied that question diligently, in the Bible. I went to four preachers for help, but relied ; solely on the Bible for final decision. A Seventh-Day Adventist preacher seemed coldly legalistic, lacking spiritual warmth. A Church of God (seventh-day,' Stanberry, Missouri) preacher didn't - want to be bothered and was insulting. A Quaker minister was friendly, but had to admit, finally, that he himself questioned his church's doctrine on this point arid1' only went along with it because other holy men of God (as he called them) in his church did. A Baptist minister had the best and clearest explanation, and was warm and friendly and, I felt, more spiritual in a sane and sensible way. So I asked him to baptize me, not into his church, but into Christ. For this I had to obtain permission from the rather august and dignified Board of the Church. On being baptized I knew God then and there gave me His HOLY SPIRIT!

Now I had added one technical doctrine to my, spiritual knowledge.

Very soon after this my wife was taken ill with multiple acute conditions under which she could not have lived another 24 hours. She had blood poisoning from a rosebush thorn, moving toward her heart; a dog bite that was acute; quinsy with a big hard lump completely blocking her throat so nothing could pass;. and lockjaw. She had not had a bite of food, a drop of water, nor a wink of sleep in three days and three nights. The doctor could do nothing said she could not live another 24 hours, without sleep and the blood poison moving rapidly toward her heart.

A neighbor lady asked if I would allow a man arid wife to come and pray for her. Reluctantly, and embarrassed, I consented. They came about seven in the evening. I questioned and cross-examined them. I didn't want any fanaticism. They answered all questions with the Bible. They read Scriptures new to me. My wife and I both began to believe. They knelt by her bed, anointed her, and the man just talked quietly and earnestly to God, reminding God He had PROMISED to heal, saying we EXPECTED Him to keep His promise, and then thanking Him for it. I had never heard a prayer like that.

The couple left quietly. My wife asked me to walk her out to the street sidewalk and back. The lump in her throat had disappeared -r- her jaw was unlocked. She laid down in bed again, went soundly to sleep, did not awaken until eleven next morning completely healed of EVERYTHING! After that I pursued an intensified study into all that the Bible revealed about HEALING of sickness and disease.

Now came a study about heaven and hell. Then a more intensified study of the Kingdom of God, and the coming millennial reign under Christ a thousand years on this earth.

Meanwhile, I was pursuing an intensified study of PROPHECY. The prophecies about a beast or the four beasts of Daniel 7 were a problem. I read many booklets and pamphlets on the subject all , clearly in error. Finally, I began putting down in chart form on paper 'all the Bible reveals on it, and the meaning cleared up.

Also, even during the initial six-months' study 'before baptism, a minister in Florida I had contacted by mail, wrote, saying that unless I knew of the identity of the United States and the British as the Birthright people of Israel heading the so-called Lost Ten Tribes, I was IGNORANT! So I obtained all the literature I could find on the subject, comparing every point with the Bible. I found many errors errors in every book or pamphlet I could find on the subject. But what I did find in the Bible PROVED our identity. This was the needed KEY to unlock all the prophecies!

I studied seventh-day Church of God literature, and Seventh-Day Adventist literature. I found the Adventist doctrine about going to heaven for a thousand years completely unscriptural. The Church of God taught correctly a millennium on earth, but didn't seem to know much about what will happen during that time. So I delved deeper into those details. I studied the popular rapture theory about the second coming of Christ, found the Bible proved it false-dug out the TRUTH from the Bible. Then came-such subjects and doctrines as the Mark of the Beast, law and grace, Bible teaching about angels. Another subject that had come up during the very first year was the origin of Satan, and the true- 'meaning of Genesis 1. The true meaning of the Old Covenant, and the New Covenant, and many similar doctrinal questions continued to clear up.

Little by little, a doctrine at a time, a question or subject at a time, TRUTH was emerging. But the Bible is like a jigsaw puzzle.

One must get all the individual pieces put together in their right relation to other pieces before the WHOLE PICTURE comes clear!

You brethren today get the TRUTH all put together in ORDER. You get the WHOLE picture. I had to study, and grope, and search, and study, and discard error, day by day, month by month, year after year.

I had to REALLY WORK AT IT!

It was a continuous process. By the time Ambassador College was founded, in 1947 (20 years after my conversion), I felt that we had the Truth rather thoroughly. I did not then realize HOW MUCH MORE was still to come. What has come since is like a BOMB containing the MOST IMPORTANT knowledge had suddenly exploded, opening up the BIG TRUTH!

I had tried to fellowship with the Church of God which, in my early days of conversion, was located at; Stanberry, Missouri. But their ministers fought me, did all they could to discredit me, break up the broadcast, hinder and stop THE VERY WORK OF GOD! Soon they became divided, with one group making headquarters at Salem, West Virginia.

Then they split and re-split until I lost all knowledge of HOW MANY splintering groups there are. One established headquarters at Denver, Colorado, another in Los Angeles, another in a town near Jefferson, Oregon, another in Stocktoh, California, and another in or near Nampa, Idaho, and the man who headed' it when I first came in contact with them went to Jerusalem, Israel, which he calls world headquarters.

Even though they fought me, and very unfairly, I do not wish to impute motives or speak disrespectfully of them, because we find them described and identified in Jesus' own prophetic message in Revelation 3:1-6. Even though it describes them as spiritually dead, they are the remnant of what is, or HAS BEEN, one of the seven sucessive eras of GOD'S TRUE CHURCH.

As we are, and are doing the Work of, the Philadelphia era(Rev. 3:7-13), so they were the Sardis era.

I never became a member of that church, though I was ordained by a group who had been in it, locally organized and incorporated as the Oregon Conference. But when I had contact with them they refused to correctcerror or to accept any truth new to them. They ceased to GROW spiritually and IN KNOWLEDGE. -'And, of course, what has THE NAME of the living Church, but ceases to GROW, soon DIES (Rev. 3:1).

I do not rejoice in that, but say if in sorrow, because there were many in that church that I loved.

But in my days of trying to work with them, between 1927 and somewhere around 1941 to 1947, there was so much controversy over what constituted God's CHURCH GOVERNMENT that I, myself, became completely confused on that point. I could see that their systems were so wrong that I assumed that God's Church is a SPIRITUAL ORGANISM, and not a church ORGANIZATION. I did not want to assume any rule or authority that I ought not, and consequently when troublemakers and wrong attitudes came into our little Church in Eugene, Oregon, I wielded no authority whatsoever, and the result was a church split in two.

Perhaps the beginning of the Biblical KNOWLEDGE EXPLOSION we have enjoyed since the college was founded was the clearing up of the Biblical teaching on CHURCH GOVERNMENT. Personally I had gotten so CLOSE to all the errors among the Sardis people with a General Conference type government at Stanberry, and a 12 apostles seven deacons and 70 elders type at Salem, West Virginia, that I was like the man so close to one tree he couldn't see the forest.

Ambassador College started with only FOUR students. The three male students were Herman Hoeh (now Dr. Hoeh), Raymond Cole (now District Superintendent of the New York District), and my elder son Richard David. The second year there were added Raymond McNair (now Deputy Chancellor of Ambassador College in England, and Director over the Work in Britain), his brother Marion, and Kenneth Herrmann (now Registrar of Ambassador College, Pasadena campus). Perhaps my son Dick and Raymond Cole had been, like myself, too close to all the confusion in Oregon. But the others were free from that, and God was able to reveal clearly, through them, precisely what is His form of Church Government.

Once clearly seen, it was put in operation. I had to repent of neglecting to assume the responsibility God had charged me with in Oregon. God's government is always government from the TOP Gpp the Father on down. Christ is the living HEAD of this Church. There is authority in the Church. Troublemakers, bent on dividing and breaking up God's Church, are not tolerated. THERE is NO DIVISION, but happy harmony and order, in LOVE!

Many NEW truths have come to light in the past twenty years. Some has been revealed through various of God's ministers my son Garner Ted, Mr. Roderick Meredith, Dr. Herman Hoeh, Mr. Raymond McNair, Mr. Albert Fortune, Mr. Charles Hunting, Dr. Ernest Martin, Dr. Charles Dorothy, and others. And also God has continued to reveal important and basic truths through me.

Among these have been the TRUTH about the, PURPOSE of human life the fact that God is not merely one Person, or a trinity but the divine FAMILY or KINGDOM. The truth -that we are now

Another BIG Truth is the final COMPLETE knowledge of what man is! This came through my year-after-year perplexed search to learn the difference between human MIND and, animal brain. The fact that there is a human spirit IN man a spirit that imparts the , power of intellect to the human brain converting it from pure physical BRAIN to human MIND. This makes clearer than ever the need of God's HOLY SPIRIT, which bears witness with our spirit that we are, indeed, the CHILDREN OF GOD!

Another is the knowledge that human nature is NOT, after all, as I believed and taught for years, a mixture of good and evil. It is ALL bad. Human nature wants to CONSIDER ITSELF GOOD, while doing evil. It is a pull like gravity in the direction of evil SELF!

Another is the origin of what the world regards as the Christian Church, by the Simon referred to in the 8th chapter of Acts the fact that the Christian churches of this world are not, and never were, the same Church Jesus Christ founded in 31 A.D. The knowledge of the lost century 69 to about 170 A.D.

And now that God has placed His COLLEGE in Jerusalem, preparing the way for the coming Messiah to sit on David's throne at the very place where that throne originally was located, opens up a whole new labyrinth of prophecies concerning Jerusalem and events to occur in the next three to ten years!

Yes, the WORLD'S knowledge explosion may have resulted in DOUBLING the worlds ills and troubles and problems. But our own KNOWLEDGE EXPLOSION of GOD-REVEALED KNOWLEDGE is opening before our eyes the WHOLE FUTURE GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE AND OBEY HlM.








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