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2Thessalonians 2:10-11

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Romans 11:32

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America And Great Britain In Prophecy

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

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


Radiocarbon Dating A Fraud

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

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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

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Who Are The Arabs

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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

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The Council Of Laodicea

Why The Church

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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

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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

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Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ

70 Weeks Of Daniel

Was Jesus Really Dead

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

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What Is Man

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What Led To The Creation Of Man

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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


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


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


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Valentines Day

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Should Christians Tithe

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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

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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


God's Great Sex Law



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Conspiracy Against The Family

The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

Does God Heal

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What is Faith

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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

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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


All About Baptism

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What Do You Mean Born Again

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Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses

The Ten Commandments

What Is Salvation

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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

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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

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Who And What Is God

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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

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Josephus Autobiography

Almost everybody, it seems, is all mixed up on this matter of spiritual conversion. It's part of the missing dimension in knowledge. Let's make it clear and plain as God Himself reveals it.

Yesterday I was speaking before a packed house in the Ambassador Auditorium here at Pasadena headquarters. I had occasion, so I felt at the time, to sort of bare my soul, so to speak, and relate the circumstances of my own conversion fifty years ago-not that it is typical of the manner and circumstances in which all people must come to conversion. Different ones will come to it in a large variety of circumstances.

Yet there is, after all, ONE WAY to real conversion, regardless of individual circumstances. But is it a single sudden experience one undergoes once in a lifetime-and then he is saved, as it is often expressed, once and for all-or is it a gradual experience of CHANGE continuing throughout a lifetime?

Life's Journey?

At times I have expressed the idea I think many millions have come to believe and on which they are staking their eternity. It is this: You are on a journey on a railway train. It is your life's journey, whether long or short. At the end of the line, because of Adam's sin, the switch is automatically thrown to send you directly down to hell, where you will be burned alive-constantly burning, yet never burning up because you are an immortal soul that can't die. Or, as millions also believe, it will shoot you directly to purgatory.

But, if at any point in your life during the journey you accept Christ as your Savior, then at the instant of that sudden experience, in whatever manner such experience takes place, the switch at the end of the line is suddenly thrown to shoot you immediately up to heaven. And there you shall live FOREVER in idleness and ease, in glorious surroundings of splendor, with nothing to do-no responsibilities anymore- nothing but to be enraptured with the delight of gazing continually on the face of Christ your Savior. About thirty years ago a man said to me: Let me see if I can define your belief as contrasted to what you claim many millions of others believe. Then he explained the belief of the many approximately as I have stated it just above.

But YOU believe, he continued, that after one is initially converted, accepting Christ, he must then live a life of obedience to God's way, struggling against himself to overcome all wrong ways and GROWING spiritually in Christ's knowledge and in grace-thus training himself and qualifying to carry an important RESPONSIBILITY in the next life. You believe that when he dies, he is DEAD, will not go to heaven or hell, but will come to life again by a resurrection from the dead, and he will be here on earth. Then he will have immortality, and he will be REWARDED according to what his works were in this life-the BIGGEST reward being to have conferred on him the HEAVIEST and most important RESPONSIBILITY. Is that what you believe?

Well, not exactly, I replied, but you are not too far off.

Well, he said, I want the first way with the other millions. I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO CARRY ANY RESPONSIBILITIES-if indeed there is any life after death. I'd rather go to heaven and be FREE from work and responsibility. I prefer the idleness and ease forever.

Reward of idleness and Ease

Well, today, thirty years later, now in his 70s, this man has been given his wish-so far as the idleness and ease is concerned. He long ago retired. He has nothing to do but just SIT, SIT, SIT all day long in his small and modest living room, morbid with gloom, frustrated with inactivity, wishing to die, but unable to die. He was sent to the hospital with cancer; the doctors did not give much hope he would survive the operation. But he did, and they sent him home to die. But he didn't die. A couple years later he was rushed to the hospital with an acute gallbladder infection. Peritonitis began to set in; the doctors gave him almost no chance to survive the operation-yet it was sure death in less than 24 hours unless they operated. But again his sturdy constitution survived, and he was sent home and recovered.

At a funeral of a relative which we both attended some two years ago, he said to me, I'd give anything to have a responsibility such as you have that keeps you busy traveling all over the earth. He had discovered that idleness and ease for eternity would be indeed a poor reward of conversion.

When Is One Saved?

Just what is this thing we call conversion? What do we MEAN-SALVATION? Peter said, Repent, and be baptized ... and ye shall.. .- WHAT? Be saved? No. ... Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

When I was holding the six weeks' series of nightly meetings in 1933 in the country schoolhouse west of Eugene, Oregon, a local Bible scholar sought to catch me off guard and expose what he supposed was my ignorance of the Bible by heckling. He said, Mr. Armstrong, may I ask you a question? Have you been saved yet?

I replied, If you know your Bible, you know that Jesus said, 'He that shall endure unto the END, the same shall be saved' (Matt. 24:13).

So again I ask: Is CONVERSION a sudden experience, or a lifelong PROCESS?

I had to ask myself, IF we humans are destined to live an ETERNAL LIFE in HELLFIRE because of what ADAM did UNLESS we accept Christ at some time during this life's journey, then why-yes, WHY-were we ever put on earth in the first place? If we then get the reward of idleness and ease and NOTHING TO DO for all eternity in heaven, then WHY did God put us here?

That belief made no sense at all to me.

But I read in the eighth Psalm the question: WHAT is MAN, that thou art mindful of him? (Verse 4.)

Yes, what is a mere man? Why should God even CONSIDER us; have His mind on us? Of what importance are we? WHY did He put us humans on earth? Was there any reason-any PURPOSE?

This same question is asked in the book of Hebrews, where it is more fully answered.

Begin with verse 5, chapter 2, where we find the subject matter of the chapter: For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection THE WORLD TO COME, whereof we speak. The context here is speaking about the WORLD TO COME. The implication is that there was a time when the world was in subjection to the angels. But the world to come will NOT be in subjection to angels. WHY? Continue on: But one in a certain place [here referring to what I quoted above from the eighth Psalm] testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels [elsewhere translated 'for a little while lower than the angels'].

Yes, man, lower than angels. WHY should God be concerned about us? Even though man possesses the capacity to invent intricate machines and fly to the moon, he is really not much now. Puny man is filled with evil, always fighting, struggling, doing evil, bringing suffering on himself.

The Incredible Human Potential

BUT, now notice the incredible, fantastic, unbelievable future HUMAN POTENTIAL we can fulfill-if we are willing. ... Thou crownedst him with GLORY and HONOR, and didst set him over the work of thy hands (verse 7).

What does the work of God's hands include? THE WHOLE VAST UNIVERSE-the PHYSICAL universe and the SPIRITUAL universe!

Unbelievable? Read on!

Thou hast put ALL THINGS in subjection under his feet. [In chapter 1, 'all things' is translated by Moffatt as 'the UNIVERSE.'] For in that he [God] put ALL in subjection under him [man], he left NOTHING that is not put under him.

INCREDIBLE? But notice the next words: But now we see NOT YET all things put under him. Verse 9 goes on to explain that NOW what we see is JESUS already crowned with GLORY and HONOR, and, as in chapter 1, UPHOLDING AND SUSTAINING THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE by the word of His POWER.

Yes, Jesus, as chapter 2 continues to show, is the pioneer who has gone on before, the captain of our salvation, the first to be BORN of GOD of MANY BRETHREN! (Rom. 8:29.)

Now the above passage from Hebrews 2 was speaking about the world to come, NOT today's world. Angels will not be in power over it. But angels WERE on this earth-the earth was in subjection to them- before the creation of Adam (II Pet. 2:4; Jude 6; Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:12-17).

The angels sinned and became demons. Lucifer, then king over the earth, the supergreat archangel, became Satan. And NOW, God has placed MAN on earth and given to him the potential that was THE ANGELS' - if we make the grade where they failed.

The angels turned from, rebelled against, and rejected the GOVERNMENT OF GOD which then ruled the earth and the angels that inhabited it.

What about MAN? Man has also rebelled-SINNED!

But through Jesus Christ, who paid man's PENALTY of death in his stead, man MAY, if he will, REPENT- turn FROM Satan's way of GET, of SELF-CENTEREDNESS and rebellion-and through Christ's sacrifice be reconciled to GOD.

Upon real repentance, turning to God's law of LOVE and FAITH in Jesus Christ, being baptized in His name, we may be reconciled to God, from whom our sins have cut us off, and we may then receive the GIFT of His HOLY SPIRIT.

That may rightly be called the experience of CONVERSION. I could write a whole book on that experience-what it means to receive the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD; what the HOLY SPIRIT really is, and MEANS.

It BEGETS us with the very life of God-for the Holy Spirit is His life, coming into us from His very Person. It begets us with GOD-life. We become HEIRS of God and joint-heirs with Christ, who has already had put under Him the WHOLE VAST UNIVERSE.

Not Yet Born of God

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of UNDERSTANDING-the very MIND of God which, with our spirit, opens our minds to UNDERSTAND God's KNOWLEDGE as He reveals it (revealed knowledge) through the Bible.

But we are NOT YET BORN of God-not yet POSSESSORS-only HEIRS; not yet BORN-only BEGOTTEN, as we once were begotten in our mother's womb before we were BORN. And just as we were first an embryo and a growing fetus in our mother's womb, so now we must GROW in the knowledge of Christ and in grace (II Pet. 3:18).

We start out the Christian life like newborn babies.

WHY were we put here on earth? To learn to OVERCOME and completely turn from the WAY the sinning angels (II Pet. 2:4) went, and to let Christ develop IN us His holy, righteous, spiritual CHARACTER-God's WAY OF LOVE! This we must do SO THAT WE MAY QUALIFY TO MAKE OVER-RECREATE, SO to speak-the ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

Insignificant as it may seem, HUMAN LIFE is endowed with the most fantastic, awesome potential possible even as GOD views it!

Next month I want to write for you about my own conversion and much more about what conversion REALLY IS.

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