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"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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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


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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


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








Personal From... April 1984
By Herbert W. Armstrong



A woman in London, England, a subscriber, writes, We do not agree with a lot of your teaching. Now there's nothing unusual about that.

I would estimate that about 99.99 percent of you who read this column did not agree with a lot of our teaching when you first heard the World Tomorrow program or first began reading The Plain Truth or The Good News.

THAT'S the very reason you should listen and read! If we tell you only what you already know and believe, we've wasted your time - we have failed to give what will profit YOU!

No two people believe alike in all things. Nobody agrees with EVERYBODY else.

Our purpose is to inform, to challenge, to stimulate THINKING, checking and PROVING what you believe. We always say, do not believe what we - or anyone else - say BECAUSE we say it. But listen without prejudice, check, verify, PROVE - and then believe what you find PROVED true. If you do, we think you'll come to believe what you read here.

But this lady wrote more.

At the end of your second letter, she continued, I noticed you said the Gospel message is an educational message. If this is so, it is not for us and for millions and millions of other people. And this statement is not biblical... The Bible was not written to inform man's mind, but to change man's heart.

WHAT'S THAT? This statement of mine is not biblical? The Bible was not written to inform the MIND?!

It is VERY IMPORTANT that our readers UNDERSTAND whether the Bible was written to inform the MIND! And whether the only TRUE Gospel is an educational message.

Entirely too many have been DECEIVED into the false idea that the GOSPEL is an irrational, sentimental, ethereal superstition. THAT is THE REASON, more than any other single reason, that modern education and educated people today have utterly REJECTED the Bible, the true Gospel and belief in God!

And my statement is NOT BIBLICAL? I will now show you - if your mind is open - precisely how COMPLETELY biblical it is!

This woman in London put her finger on the very CRUX of all this world's tragedies, its sorrows, pains and sufferings, its heartaches, its poverty, illiteracy, filth and squalor, its crime, broken marriages, violence and wars!

The CAUSE of all unhappiness and wretchedness is WRONG type of education, and LACK of the knowledge that can be received only from the revelation of the Creator - in His Word.

And WHY?

Simply because the world has thrown away the BASIC TEXTBOOK of true education - the Holy Bible!

The world has gotten all mixed up. The world, like this woman in London, has not realized just WHAT the Bible IS!

The Bible IS the FOUNDATION of ALL KNOWLEDGE - and it reveals the true APPROACH to the acquisition of all discoverable knowledge. It is our Maker's INSTRUCTION BOOK of needed knowledge acquirable from no other source.

What is the very TRUNK of the tree of knowledge?

It is the PURPOSE for the very existence of human life here upon the earth! It is to know the MEANING of life. It is to discern the TRUE values from the false. It is to know THE WAY to peace, happiness, abundant well-being and eternal life - THE WAY to what fundamentalists call salvation. To know just what IS salvation. Is it a PLACE - a geographical location? Is it a changed condition? Is it a change of composition - or WHAT? And HOW do we obtain it? Is that KNOWLEDGE important? Does the Bible teach it?

Is it rational? Does it make sense?

Nowhere but in the Bible can one obtain THIS BASIC, NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE! Of course, there seems to be an almost endless amount of knowledge that MAN can learn, discover or acquire by himself. God gave man eyes that see, ears that hear, hands that feel. God gave man a MIND that can reason, feet to carry him about, hands that can design and make instruments. He can make telescopes and microscopes. He can build and equip laboratories, conduct experiments. He can travel and explore.

But he cannot discover, by himself, WHAT he himself IS or WHY he is. Did he just happen, without intelligent design, by a purposeless process called evolution? Or was he CREATED and put here FOR A PURPOSE? And what is that purpose?

True education must teach us the art of peaceful, happy, successful living. Yet our schools DO NOT teach our oncoming generations HOW to live happily! None of the rulers, the scientists, the educators knows THE WAY TO PEACE - whether in the home, between neighbors or between NATIONS!

True education must teach how to become physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually MATURE. Yet NO school, college or university on earth save Ambassador College, so far as I know, offers young people this FULL and COMPLETE and BALANCED type of education.

But the letter from this woman in London says the Bible was not written to inform man's mind and it is not biblical to say that the Gospel is an EDUCATIONAL message!

THAT false supposition is a MAJOR CAUSE of all the world's unhappy ills!

WHY? How could that be?

Simply because that has been the common conception since the so-called old-fashioned gospel of the evangelical, fundamentalist Protestant denominations was first introduced as the newfangled religion some 250 to 350 years ago.

This so-called old-fashioned gospel is NOT the true Gospel brought to mankind by Jesus Christ! It is NOT the faith once delivered to the saints. Yet millions have SUPPOSED IT is! THEY HAVE SUPPOSED that the Gospel is a sentimental, nebulous, ethereal sort of EMOTION, irrational and UNrelated to the MIND. They SUPPOSE that THIS false gospel came out of the Bible! Therefore they ASSUME that the Bible is an impractical book of maudlin sentimentality, utterly unrelated to rational KNOWLEDGE.

Thus the Bible has come to be regarded as outmoded superstition - a book of fables - or, in the Old Testament, the writings of an ancient race of Jews ignorantly searching for a national concept of a god.

So THINKERS, without thinking, and without checking to SEE what the Bible is, or what it says, have relegated it to the scrap heap of outworn superstition. The EDUCATED have thrown it out the window, without searching to PROVE their biased assumption.

And the followers of evangelical protestantism - many of them, at least - have SUPPOSED that the Bible was not written to inform man's mind, but to change man's heart. They have accepted a sanctimonious sentimentalism in which they get to feel that they are spiritual and that they are saved, largely shutting up their minds against the rational teaching of the Bible.

A very religious woman who fell into this category once exclaimed, in surprised amazement, Why, you surely don't read the Bible to try to UNDERSTAND it, do you?

Why, of course I replied emphatically. Don't you ever read the Bible?

Oh yes! I read it every day, she said, putting on a sanctimonious tone.

Well then, do you mean you read it, but you don't let it SPEAK to you - you don't get any meaning from what you read?

But we're not supposed to understand the Bible, she persisted.

Like the woman in London, she thought it was not written to inform man's MIND.

Then WHY do you read it? I asked.

Why, just for INSPIRATION, she replied.

Entirely too many people are DECEIVED by this false idea. No WONDER the men of science and the educators of this world have ASSUMED that the Bible contains nothing RATIONAL - but only senseless, sentimental superstition, entirely irrational! Well, let's just read a few words of it! It won't poison your mind!

To the gentile-born Thessalonians, Paul wrote: But I do not want you to be IGNORANT, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep (I Thessalonians 4:13).

Was this written to inform man's MIND - prevent IGNORANCE? But of course MOST people today, because they embrace a sanctimonious superstition INSTEAD OF THE BIBLE'S MESSAGE, do not understand this!

The woman in London says, The Bible was not written to inform man's mind, but to change man's heart. If the Bible was written to change man's heart (AND IT WAS INDEED!) pray tell me HOW it can change man's HEART, if it is never understood by the MIND?

Just what does the Bible mean when it speaks of man's heart? The word heart is used, in this sense, to imply the ATTITUDE of MIND!

The BIBLE says, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). It is not referring to the organ that pumps blood under man's chest.

It is referring to man's NATURE - his attitude or spirit or tendency of MIND. It is referring to his natural CHARACTER!

But HOW does God go about changing this deceitful, wicked NATURE - this heart - this attitude of MIND?

Only the Holy Spirit of God can do this. So how does one receive God's Spirit?

Jesus began His Gospel ministry and teaching saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: REPENT ye, and BELIEVE the GOSPEL (Mark 1:1, 14-15, Authorized Version). Two conditions He said WE must perform: REPENT and BELIEVE!

On the great day of Pentecost when Peter had received God's Holy Spirit, he explained the WAY of salvation: REPENT, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).

Again, same teaching: two conditions - REPENT and BELIEVE. To be baptized is the outward ceremony of the inward BELIEVING.

Example: The eunuch said to Philip: See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized? And Philip said, If you BELIEVE with all your heart, you may (Acts 8:36-37).

Yes, TWO conditions. That, WE must do. Then GOD does the saving - the converting. God GIVES His Holy Spirit.

But now HOW does one REPENT? What does the word repent MEAN?

The dictionary definition is to change one's MIND. Godly sorrow produces repentance (II Corinthians 7:10). This is done in and by the MIND!

Paul was concerned about the MIND. He said, Let this MIND be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5).

How does one BELIEVE, in order to be saved? One must BELIEVE with the MIND.

The very last words of the apostle Peter's letter were: But grow in the grace and KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (II .Peter 3:18).

What is the FOUNDATION of knowledge - the starting approach to wisdom? The Bible tells us: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good UNDERSTANDING have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever (Psalm 111:10).

Speaking of the spiritual GIFTS - which God gives to His begotten children - to the heirs of salvation - we read this INSTRUCTION to the MIND:

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Through Paul, GOD says He does not want us to be IGNORANT - but UNDERSTANDING and KNOWLEDGEABLE of MIND!

Continue: Wherefore I give you to UNDERSTAND... NOW there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit... For to one is given by the Spirit the word of WISDOM; to another the word of KNOWLEDGE by the same Spirit; to another FAITH by the same Spirit (I Corinthians 12:1, 3-4, 8-9, AV).

The MOST IMPORTANT of all the spiritual gifts that God gives His people are, first of all WISDOM; second in importance, KNOWLEDGE; third, FAITH. These all are imparted to the MIND!

Jesus Christ said that we should actually LIVE BY every word of God - that is, every word in the Bible (Luke 4:4). How may we do that, unless we allow God's Word to speak to and instruct our MINDS?

What does study mean? Do we STUDY with our MINDS - or our hearts? We find this INSTRUCTION and TEACHING: STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (II Timothy 2:15, AV).

That is a COMMAND! One can STUDY and rightly divide the Word of God only with his MIND!

God teaches - yes, COMMANDS! - that the Scriptures are to be STUDIED - with the MIND. Otherwise, how could we know God's WILL for us? So we find this command: therefore do not be unwise, but UNDERSTAND what the will of the Lord is (Ephesians 5:17).

What a tragedy that so much of this world is DECEIVED.

MILLIONS have been deceived into a FALSE salvation, inoculated with the spiritual poison that salvation and the Gospel are concerned only with a sanctimonious mental anesthetic, shutting up the MIND to God's real TRUTH, accepting the counterfeit of a sentimental feeling of piety.

And other MILLIONS have been conversely deceived into supposing that this ethereal, impractical, irrational superstition of these professing but deceived Christians constitutes the teaching of the Bible.

So these millions, in their vanity wanting to be considered rational and educated - wanting to regard themselves as thinkers - throw away the Bible without so much as an examination of its contents.

BOTH these pious sentimentalists and these intellectuals are DECEIVED!

Going off in opposite directions, to the opposite extremes from the TRUTH, these groups are both headed for the same ultimate destination, unless there can be a mind-opening!

The Bible is the very SOURCE Of TRUE RATIONALISM, of basic TRUTH.

Also the Bible is the very SOURCE of the only TRUE Gospel and genuine SALVATION.

Surely it is the Book almost NOBODY knows!

What, then, IS the Holy BIBLE?

It is the FOUNDATION of all knowledge - knowledge that is otherwise utterly inaccessible to the mind of man - the knowledge of WHAT man is - of WHY man is - of the true values - of THE WAY to peace, happiness, abundant well-being, success - of ETERNAL life.

It is the FOUNDATION of all knowledge - scientific, physical and spiritual. Not the sum total of knowledge - far, far from it! It is the starting point - the BASIS, providing the proper approach toward the acquisition of knowledge that is discoverable by man.

It contains history, prophecy, wisdom, spiritual knowledge, TRUTH.

No one can be properly EDUCATED except by and through it. No one can know the way to eternal life, except by what it contains.

Yes, I REPEAT! The Gospel message IS an educational message! It is RATIONAL! It MAKES SENSE! And it is REAL!






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