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


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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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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








I WAS REMINISCING with two of our executives on the high estimate I placed on myself in earlier life ; in my twenties. I was a very important individual in my own eyes then, I mused. You have no idea how far I've skidded backward since then.

They laughed. Well, exclaimed one, I wish you'd give us the formula of how to go backward like that!

Reflecting on this bit of banter later, I decided seriously it would be profitable to write that formula for all our readers. For it is the formula for the only kind of success that is real and satisfying and lasting.

For as long as I was important in my own eyes, I was actually of no more importance than a paper bag filled with air. True, I was ambitious. I worked hard, studied hard, drove myself on relentlessly to achieve what I then viewed as SUCCESS. But actually, as I know now, it was a striving after wind ; pure vanity ; a swelled-up self-exaltation that was like a toy balloon that will burst when pricked with a pin.

The skidding backward began with the flash depression of 1920, which sent numerous big corporations, among which were my main customers, to the wall. It was a national flash catastrophe over which I had no control. It left me, by 1922, a deflated, near-frustrated young man of 30. But not for long. I said: I'll bound back. You can't keep a good man down.

Self-confidence returned. I began developing another business.

But by 1926, just when my new advertising business was beginning to accelerate, another nationwide occurrence, not of my making ; or even my knowledge, at the time ; wiped out that business.

Once again the SELF was deflated. The ego was punctured. I took a new look at myself. And what I now saw was pretty humiliating. I called myself a burned-out hunk of junk. I felt unworthy to be cast onto a junk pile. At this point a soul-jarring experience and a new self-apprais al resulted in a total about-face. A jolt changed the direction of my life.

Events and experiences of earlier years now played their part in shaping a new life from this point on. The inflated ego and self-assured ambition had been aroused at age 16. But as far back as memory extends I had a passion for UNDERSTANDING.

I have written elsewhere of the experience, when 22, as the idea man for the editorial department of the country's largest trade journal. In continual travel throughout the United States, I was assigned not only to search out successful sales ideas and business management techniques, but also seek out the reasons for the success of the few, and the failure of the many.

On this assignment I pioneered in making surveys, based on the law-of-average principle, sampling public opinion, attitudes, consumer buying habits, facts about life ; about failure and success ; about mental states of happiness or depression, about life itself as people lived it.

Now as I reflected back, I realized that the most successful people I had interviewed were the least happy. Bank accounts were full but lives were empty. Now, having taken the count twice as a result of nationwide occurrences not of my making ; now reduced to actual economic poverty ; it became clear at last that, truly, it is more blessed to give than to receive.

This whole world, it became painfully clear, was operating on the GET philosophy. The philosophy of I love ME, and I care nothing about you. The way of competition, strife, taking, acquiring, amassing ; of being served rather than serving. Actually, in economic poverty I found rest from the nerve-shattering driving, striving after that which NEVER SATISFIED when acquired! I began to see that LOVE is not spelled 1-u-s-t but rather is pointed in the opposite direction ; LOVE is an outgoing concern for the one loved.

It became crystal clear that there are two overall philosophies or WAYS of life. One is the SELF-centered way. It is simply VANITY. It loves self only (which, as I had learned from a text on advertising psychology, includes that which you call YOURS ; your wife and family, your club, your political party, your football team, your country in time of war). It includes not only love and greed toward SELF, but envy, jealousy and even hatred toward others.

I could see why so many marriages break up ; or, at least, are unhappy. One confuses falling in love with the sex attraction that stimulates DESIRE ; toward SELF. And when one does not GET what is wanted from the mate, resentment sets in.

The mate is no longer part of one's empirical SELF. Resentment turns to bitterness, and bitterness to HATE.

Happiness is a funny thing ; or is it? The more you GIVE, the more you HAVE. But the more you try to TAKE, the more miserable you become.

It became clear. One WAY of life is the SELF way ; the incoming way ; the GETTING way. The OPPOSITE WAY is the selfless way ; the way of humility, getting rid of the SELF (which is your biggest enemy), the way of GIVING, serving, sharing.

In the summer of 1933 we were, living in Oregon. I planned a series of lectures in and near Eugene, Ore., to share this BASIC KNOWLEDGE of this right WAY OF LIFE with others. I was without money. But a man with whom I had come in contact, believing in this WAY, happened to be a member of a country school board. He offered me the use of a one-room country schoolhouse eight miles west of Eugene. There was no rent. I walked out over the countryside, inviting neighbors to come to the series of lectures. There were only 35 seats, but attendance averaged 36 ; an average of one standing.

That was a very small group of people, but the response was electric. Some of those lives became happier!

A little later an invitation came to lecture over radio. The response was entirely unexpected. There was then only one station in Eugene, KORE, owned by Frank Hill. He called me into his office, handed me a handful of letters. He suggested I plan a regular half-hour program ; offering to contribute substantially by reducing the cost below cost of operation. The price was $3 per half hour. That was the start of The World Tomorrow program. It could not have started smaller. The station then broadcast on only 100 watts. But it was a NEW KIND OF EDUCATION.

Education as organized in this world is restricted primarily to the physical sciences, technologies and the professions ; teaching how to earn a living, but not HOW TO LIVE. I saw the need of this broader kind of education IN THE HOME. Without any request from me, radio listeners volunteered to become contributors.

That was the start. As new co-workers volunteered to join with me, other radio stations were added. Growth was small. But I never would solicit contributions over the air. The radio program started on the air the first week in 1934. I managed to put together a homemade magazine called The Plain Truth, printed on a borrowed mimeograph, ready by Feb. 1. This was offered, free, to radio listeners.

Little by little it grew. In 1947 Ambassador College was opened in Pasadena ; with four students and a faculty of eight. It was a new type of campus education. We not only began teaching students how to earn a living ; but also HOW TO LIVE.

And now, after another nearly 34 years, I look back on a life that has been filled with happiness ; because it has been devoted to SHARING this WAY to REAL SUCCESS with, first, about three dozen, then hundreds, then thousands and today into the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people.

From that high estimate I placed on myself during my late teens and twenties, seeking STATUS and a recognition of IMPORTANCE, I skidded backward;all the way DOWN to self-abasement in economic poverty. In financial poverty I found THE WAY to true SUCCESS. I learned that setting one's heart on money, material possessions or status only brings a CURSE. Financial success is seldom true success, because it is sought for its own sake.

There is a CAUSE for every effect. TRUE success may, and perhaps usually should, include financial success. Money is power, but usually it is used to CAUSE curses, not blessings and happiness. Money is good or evil depending on how it is used. If money is the end you seek, it will wreck you in the end. Self-centeredness, self-seeking ; the GETTING, grasping way of vanity, jealousy, envy and greed ; is a CAUSE that always produces a most UNHAPPY effect.

To HUMBLE the self, to be little in your own eyes, to be honestly and sincerely concerned for others ; to get on the GIVING, helping, serving, sharing way ; that is the WAY OF LIFE that CAUSES real success!

To have the SELF brought down to that junk pile was a painful experience. But not for long. Yes, I'm glad I skidded backward from self-esteem, ego and vanity and self-seeking.



By Herbert W. Armstrong




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