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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



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Are Homosexuals Born That Way


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Why Marriage


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The Family Breakdown


Child Rearing


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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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What Do You Mean Born Again


Are The Ten Commandments Necessary


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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







Scholars now claim ancient documents discovered in caves near the Dead Sea will alter text of the Old Testament. Here's the truth about this latest challenge of scholarship.

THE WORLD of scholarship is once again mounting an assault against the authority of the Bible. This time their attack is aimed at the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament.



Why the Latest Challenge



For well over a century and a half Biblical scholars have labored to undermine the authority of the Greek text of the New Testament. But interest in the controversy has lagged. To stir up renewed interest in Biblical criticism, the attack has been shifted. Today the Old Testament bears the frontal assault of scholarship.

Past decades have witnessed remarkable archaeological confirmation of many passages in the Old Testament. The earliest claims of German rationalists and higher critics were exploded each time a new excavation occurred in Palestine and the Middle East. Confronting the theologians was the frightening spectre of the AUTHORITY of Scripture -- which they thought they had banished from the classrooms a century ago.

Biblical archaeology became such a fad that critics were soon aware that their attacks on the Bible would have to be bolstered by this new science. Some new archaeological discovery was needed which could be twisted to make it appear that the very text of the Old Testament was unreliable.

The opportunity to grasp at such a straw came in 1947. In that year certain ancient and tattered scrolls were made known to the scholarly world by an Arab goatherd. Almost immediately dozens of books and articles were written TO SELL the idea that the recently found DEAD SEA SCROLLS were vital for a new understanding of Christianity.

But were these scrolls really important? Did they shed a brilliant new light on Christianity as claimed?



What Was Found



The first scrolls were discovered by accident about 16 years ago. The scene was the blighted desert beside the Dead Sea. It was one of the wildernesses of Palestine in Bible times. An Arab boy herded goats -- some say sheep -- in a ravine called Wady Qumran, not far from the road to Jericho. He chanced upon a cave in the vicinity -- though there is much dispute among writers as to what led him to the cave.

Inside the cave were the crumbled remains of 2000-year-old manuscripts. They had been remarkably preserved considering their age. The scrolls had been wrapped in linen and pitch and placed in earthen jars in the cave. So small and obscure was the entrance to the cave that it had secreted these documents for nearly 20 centuries!

The Arab boy and his companions took the scrolls to Bethlehem where they attempted to sell them to an antiquities dealer. From one merchant to another they journeyed. Four scrolls were finally purchased for about $150 by Archbishop Samuel of the Syrian Orthodox Monastery in Jerusalem.

It was not until February 1948 that real interest developed in the scrolls. The Archbishop sent those which he had obtained to the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. Dr. John C. Trever identified the ancient Hebrew script of the scrolls. He suspected their enormous age. The writing on the scrolls resembled that of other fragmentary manuscripts already known to have been written SHORTLY BEFORE THE BIRTH OF JESUS. (See Dead Sea Scrolls in latest edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica.)

Meanwhile, the Hebrew University at Jerusalem purchased other manuscripts found by the Arab lads in the Qumran caves -- more than one cave proved to contain the ancient manuscripts.

In all, over 40,000 fragments of leather and papyrus have been found. More than a dozen nearly complete scrolls have been recovered. The most important of these CONTAINS -- on 23 feet of leather -- THE ENTIRE OLD TESTAMENT BOOK OF ISAIAH.



What Else the Scrolls Contained



Besides the Isaiah scroll, the Qumran caves secreted The Habakkuk Commentary -- the Book of Habakkuk with a verse-by-verse misinterpretation of two chapters of the prophecy [this commentary is at the root of the unimportant but heated controversy over the sect which preserved the scrolls].

Then there is the Commentary on Genesis -- another fabulous interpretation, this time written in Aramaic. It contains among others a fabulous account of the beauty of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

There is also a Manual of Discipline -- a code which governed the life of the Qumran sect; a group of Thanksgiving Psalms -- having nothing to do with the Old Testament book of Psalms; and The War of the Sons of Light with the Sons of Darkness containing uninspired Jewish apocalyptic fables.

A number of Hebrew Apocryphal writings have also been uncovered, which belonged to this Apocalyptic Qumran Community.

Between 1949 and 1951 additional manuscripts were located in other caves near the Dead Sea. In these scrolls were 19 of the Old Testament books -- nearly all of the same character as the Isaiah Scroll. More recent discoveries have contained fragments of all the Old Testament books except one.

Some of these fragmentary scrolls differ somewhat in the text from the official Hebrew Masoretic text preserved by the Jews and used in their synagogues from the time of Christ till now. Numerous modern scholars therefore hastily jumped to the conclusion that these fragments cast doubt upon the accuracy of the fully preserved official Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Some have gone so far as to insert the SPURIOUS TEXTUAL READINGS of this heretical Qumran sect into the INSPIRED and publicly preserved Masoretic Hebrew Old Testament!

Contrary to this careless modern thinking -- and it is quite a sales point in this Christian world that wants to DOUBT the Bible -- these spurious fragments prove no such thing.

Here is WHY. There is not the least proof that the heretical sect which possessed these texts -- the sect may have been related to the Essenes -- was accurate in its copying of the Old Testament. In fact, many of their scrolls contain FABLES INTERWOVEN WITH the text of the Old Testament! The Scribes never permitted this to happen to the official and authoritative Hebrew text. The scribes taught their traditions orally and never permitted anything to be added to or taken from the text of the Hebrew Bible.

Now turn to Jesus' words in Matthew 23:2 -- The scribes and Pharisees sit on the seat of Moses. In this verse Jesus recognized that the Scribes and Pharisees, not the Qumran sect, had authority over the preservation of the original inspired Hebrew text. The Scribes' specific duty was to preserve the Old Testament text. The heretical sect centered near the Dead Sea was never appointed by God for this purpose.

Nor did they preserve with great care the copies of the Hebrew Old Testament which they possessed. In the Isaiah Scroll, for example, are minor spelling changes and misplaced words, changes that represent the carelessness of UNOFFICIAL scribes who copied on leather this text of the book of Isaiah.

In other words, the official -- and authoritative -- text, found in all Hebrew Bibles, is FAR SUPERIOR in grammatical accuracy to this newly found UNOFFICIAL copy of Isaiah made 2000 years ago. Yet it is the apostate Qumran sect that modern scholars turn to in order to find reason to doubt the POWER of God to preserve His written Word for us. This is the kind of scholarship which fills many of the books being peddled to millions who want new light on the Bible.

The Dead Sea copy of the scroll of Isaiah, just like the printed copies of Isaiah in any modern day Bible, has the SAME 66 CHAPTERS and WHOLLY AGREES IN MEANING with our present-day text. Yet many modern writers, when discussing the Dead Sea Scrolls carefully avoid recognizing this fact BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE HAS BEEN ACCURATELY PRESERVED, not only in meaning, but even in wording.

Until the 1947 find, the oldest and fullest Manuscript in Hebrew was the Codex Petropolitanus, dating from about 916 A.D. This latest find near the Dead Sea is, in fact, a confirmation of the ACCURACY with which the Jews have copied the books of the Old Testament through every century.



Scrolls of NO Great Value



Most books and articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls are also magnifying these inconsequential papyrus and leather fragments into new and astounding evidence about the origin of Christianity and the person of Jesus Christ! The fact remains that NOT ONCE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT is this small heretical Apocalyptic Qumran sect EVEN MENTIONED! Always you read of the Scribes, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Herodians and Zealots -- but never of the Essenes and kindred Apocalyptic sects such as buried these scrolls in caves bordering the Dead Sea.

In order to sell their books, some few authors have speculated that the sect which buried the scrolls constituted the followers of John the Baptist -- or even the disciples of Jesus Christ Himself! But PROOF of such ideas they have none. They have speculations to SELL -- and people ARE interested in human speculation!

One writer contends that this heretical Apocalyptic Qumran sect held doctrines which were the rich, spiritual subsoil that nourished early Christianity! If this were true, WHY IS THE BOOK OF ACTS TOTALLY SILENT ABOUT THIS SECT? Why didn't Jesus recognize its authority?

The facts are that the teachings of John the Baptist, of Jesus Christ and the apostles -- yes, of the entire New Testament -- are TOTALLY AT VARIANCE with the semi-paganized monastic life led by the Essenes and Apocalyptics.

Perhaps a helpful summary of the scrolls was given by Professor Roland Murphy, at the Catholic University: No Christian need fear the scrolls. They will shed light on two important points -- the accuracy of the Hebrew text of the Bible and the history of the Jewish movements in the time of Christ.

The Dead Sea Scrolls do throw light on these two points -- but only a VERY FAINT LIGHT!

It is time we return to common sense and quit following every scholarly whim and flight of fancy. Let's not be drawn into the whirlpool of academic speculations about the Bible. Holy Scripture is what it always has been -- the inspired and revealed Word of the Living God.