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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

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

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

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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

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How Religion Deceives You

A World Held Captive

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The Bible Story For Children

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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

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

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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

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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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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

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


God's Great Sex Law



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The Family Breakdown

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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

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


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

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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




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

Herbert W. Armstrong

DID YOU ever stop to ask: How FAR may I safely go, in doing what I WANT but know I OUGHT NOT?

In this column, where I can talk PERSONALLY with our readers, I like to discuss things which give us something to THINK ABOUT.

Do you remember reading about an Old Testament character by the name of Balaam, who, as you read in the Book of Revelation (second chapter), in the words of Christ, caused ancient Israel to sin?

Let me give you some interesting new facts about this Balaam.

Balaam, it now appears, was in his time successor in office to Nimrod (Genesis 10), founder of the world's pagan civilization. Balaam was the greatest prophet of the time -- in the pagan religion -- the Pontifex Maximus of the pagan world -- the chief oracle of paganism.

Does it, then, seem strange that he prayed to God and appeared to be a servant of God?

When King Balak of Moab sent emissaries to hire Balaam to put a curse on the people of Israel, Balaam asked the emissaries to remain overnight, so he could go aside and pray, and ask God if he might go with them. If he was the chief PAGAN prophet, actually sitting in SATAN'S SEAT, as head of Satan's religion on earth, WHY would he pray to God about it?

I feel quite sure that most people who have read this account have supposed Balaam to be a prophet of God -- not of Satan. Did he not do RIGHT in consulting God? Surely Satan would not do that!

Take just a quick look at the incident.

The children of Israel, under Moses, had pitched camp in the plains of Moab, on the east side of the Jordan river, near Jericho. The King of Moab, Balak, saw what these Israelites -- there were at least two or three million of them -- had done to the Amorites. He was struck with fear. The Moabites were far outnumbered.

So King Balak sent messengers to Balaam, who lived at Pethor in Mesopotamia -- far distant, near the Euphrates River. They took with them the fees for divination, to hire Balaam to curse the Israelites. They are too mighty for me, was Balak's message to Balaam, for I wot (know) that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

When the elders of Moab and Midian, Balak's messengers, delivered the message to Balaam, notice what he said:

Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak to me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam (Numbers 22:8).

God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you (verses 12-13).

Again King Balak sent messengers to Balaam -- this time more noble princes of higher rank, and more money. Again Balaam asked them to remain overnight, that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more (verse 19). This time God allowed him to go with them, but forbad him to curse Israel. Yet the angel of God stopped Balaam's donkey on the way. WHY?

Now doesn't all this sound as if Balaam were GOD'S prophet, not Satan's?

Yet, see what we read in the New Testament!

Peter speaks of false prophets following the way of Balaam.

Jude writes: Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward

Jesus Christ says to the Church of the Pergamos era: But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel ... (Revelation 2:14).

So Jesus Christ, Peter, and Jude all tell us Balaam was a FALSE prophet. When we research into his actual identity, we find that Pethor, where he resided, was the headquarters of the highest priest of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion. In reading through Numbers 22, 23, and 24, one might suppose Balaam was just some ordinary fellow of no consequence. Yet here was the king of a nation. He passed up his own highest priests, magicians and astrologers of the pagan religion. He sent his highest princes, with rich rewards and highest fees. He sent them a great distance, to Pethor, near the Euphrates, in Mesopotamia. He would not have sent them to any but the most powerful practitioner of divination.

Other scriptures show that these higher magicians of divination were often demon-possessed. This Balaam could have been DEVIL-possessed, so that it was actually Satan himself in possession of the human Balaam, working in and through him. WOULD SATAN CONSULT GOD ABOUT DOING THIS?

The answer comes sharp and clear!

Satan himself WOULD consult God, precisely as Balaam did, under such circumstances! Biblical scholars and commentators have assumed Balaam had been a true prophet of God originally. This is not true.

The answer is found in the first two chapters of the Book of Job. Satan himself is here pictured in conversation with God concerning the righteousness of Job. God ALLOWED Satan to afflict Job -- but God placed a limit on HOW FAR Satan could go! God is SUPREME RULER of the universe. At first, God allowed Satan to take all Job possessed, but not to harm Job's person. Job failed to crack under the test. Satan argued that a man would give up all he possessed to save his own life -- but if only he could afflict Job's PERSON, Job would turn against God. So God now gave Satan permission to go this much further -- but to spare his life.

In like manner, the Satan-influenced (or Satan-possessed, as the case may be) Balaam well KNEW God had set limits to his powers. Satan is the god and invisible ruler of this world -- yet God is SUPREME RULER over all. Every ruler has authority and power ONLY within his own boundary lines or jurisdiction. There are NO boundary lines on God's rulership -- but there are on Satan's. And he well knows it!

There could be no sin -- no evil -- unless God ALLOWED IT! And if God did not allow it there could be no free moral agency -- no free choice -- and that would nullify God's PURPOSE!

Notice that even Satan's ministers talk about God, and masquerade as His ministers (II Cor. 11:13-15). This high priest of Satan knew that Israel was God's own nation, under God's protection. This divine protection set a boundary line on his power to harm God's nation. Satan is well aware that there are limits set on his powers.

Balaam would have been overjoyed to be able to curse, harm, or destroy Israel. But he KNEW -- he was FULLY AWARE -- that doing this was beyond his power -- UNLESS, as God allowed Satan to go further than originally allowed in afflicting Job, the Almighty would now allow him to curse and harm Israel. Balaam WANTED to curse Israel. He WANTED the fee!

Now, with this in mind, notice what Balaam said. When the highest princes of Moab came, on the second visit, he said: If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I CANNOT GO BEYOND the word of the LORD ... (Numbers 22:18).

It was not a matter of Balaam being willing. He was willing to harm Israel. It was a matter of HAVING THE POWER to do so. After he went with the emissaries of Balak, he said to the king:

Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now ANY POWER at all to say anything? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that MUST I speak (Numbers 22:38 -- RSV)

Later, Balaam said that God had blessed Israel, and I CANNOT reverse it (Numbers 23:20). Of Israel, Balaam said, The LORD HIS GOD is with him, ... there is NO ENCHANTMENT against Jacob, neither is there ANY DIVINATION against Israel (verses 21, 23). Notice, God is the God of Israel -- HIS God -- not Balaam's God. Balaam practiced divination and enchantment -- and God did not allow it AGAINST ISRAEL.


That is Satan's way!

Now just HOW FAR may YOU safely go, in doing what you WANT, instead of what you OUGHT to do?

Haven't you often compromised on this? Haven't you often WANTED to do something you knew you really ought not? And haven't you sometimes gone at least PART WAY, thinking that perhaps if you didn't go ALL THE WAY in doing wrong, you might get away with it?

How many, under temptation to commit fornication or adultery, go PART WAY -- perhaps just a little necking? And how often does that lead to going just a LITTLE farther -- and then perhaps just a little farther still? Going that first PART WAY is already committing the act SPIRITUALLY -- according to the spirit or intent of the law! When you did that you were already GUILTY in God's sight.

Of course Satan was RESTRAINED, and UNABLE to go farther than he did against Job. Balaam was RESTRAINED, and UNABLE to go farther than he did against the children of Israel. You may be ABLE, IF WILLING, to go farther in sin or wrong ways. You are a free moral agent. But to go as far as you dare IS THE WAY OF SATAN, NOT THE WAY OF GOD!

GOD'S WAY is to go, sincerely, wholeheartedly and earnestly, just AS FAR in the RIGHT direction as possible.

God's way is to do MORE than is required of you.

Jesus said: Doth he (a master) thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do (Luke 17:9-10).

If you do not even go as far in the wrong direction as you feel safe -- if you do what is commanded -- what God, through His Word, shows is YOUR DUTY, but do not go EVEN FARTHER in the RIGHT direction, doing MORE than your duty, Jesus Christ says you are an UNPROFITABLE SERVANT! Plainly, Christ expects us to do MORE than duty in the RIGHT direction!

And what happens to the unprofitable servant?

In the parable of the talents, Jesus said of the one who kept what he had, but did not grow in knowledge and grace -- did not overcome -- did what was his duty and no more -- And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 25:30).

The Christian life is a life of growing, improving in character -- of overcoming -- of becoming more and more like Christ!

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