May 16, 2016
May 16th, 2016
Dear Tomorrow’s World Subscriber,
Greetings from Charlotte, NC! How much longer? As our society plunges more swiftly into almost total rebellion against God, how much longer until the true God of the Bible begins to intervene to shake this world to its senses?
Reuters News just reported: “President Barack Obama is set to declare the first national monument recognizing the contributions of the U.S. gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, the Washington Post said on Tuesday. The monument would designate a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement, the Post said, without citing a source. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment” (May 3, 2016).
Most of you long-time subscribers know that Tomorrow’s World magazine has been “crying out” for many years in sincerely trying to powerfully warn our peoples about the coming Great Tribulation which Jesus Christ specifically predicted. Jesus stated that this soon-coming national punishment will be a time, “such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21). What many Bible students do not know is that this tribulation is predicted dozens of times throughout the Old Testament scriptures which God inspired. It is clearly a time when the descendants of ancient Israel—the so-called “Lost Ten Tribes”—are going to be punished by the Creator for turning away from Him near the end of this present age. The book of Jeremiah describes it this way: “For thus says the Lord: ‘We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, whether a man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labor, and all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it’” (Jeremiah 30:5-7).
My friends, within the next several years of your own life, most of you will live to see the beginnings of this final tribulation. You will see our beloved nations such as Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States become completely demoralized and ultimately destroyed because we will increasingly turn away from the God of the Bible! We will be confused by a very real Satan the Devil who, God says, “deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9).
Later, Jeremiah describes the coming Great Tribulation coming upon our peoples. He describes why He is bringing on this terrible national punishment: “Why do you cry about your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable. Because of the multitude of your iniquities, because your sins have increased, I have done these things to you” (Jeremiah 30:15). Almighty God is not mocked! As our leaders continue to “honor” and directly promote all kinds of sinful and obscene behaviors in our society, God will soon intervene powerfully to shake our people to their senses!
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Not only throughout the Old Testament, but even throughout the New Testament the God of the Bible describes His opinion about these modern behaviors that are being promoted by the so-called “progressives” in our society: “For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:4-6).
Yes, my friends, what God did to ancient Sodom and Gomorrah was to be an example for us today! Yet, even as I write, more and more politicians and liberal professing ministers are “going along” with the vile behaviors promoted by the homosexual community and those who believe in increasing use of illicit drugs, the purveyors of pornography and other behaviors which God describes as “vile” (Romans 1:26)!
In this coming American election, who is going to “save” us? Is Hillary Clinton going to save us? Is Donald Trump going to save us? As you will see in the coming months, Almighty God is allowing human beings to go their own way for 6,000 years in order to learn by suffering! To learn that their own way does not work out right. To learn that following the ideas of men and the way that “seems” right is a sure path to death and destruction (Proverbs 14:12)!
All of us need to realize that our political leaders and even most of our professing religious leaders have pushed God out of our society and they have virtually no regard for what the God of the Bible actually commands!
As the great God of creation looks down from heaven on mankind, “He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works” (Psalm 33:15). And God says this about the ideas of men and the “counsel” of their leaders: “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect” (Psalm 33:10).
In our present American society, it is often those who yell and scream and “want their own way” in promoting vile behavior of every sort who end up getting their way! Eventually, however, the “silent” majority will rebel against some of this outlandish behavior now being promoted. In the end, we will have unrest, riots and a completely shattered society because human beings have turned totally away from God—the true God of the Bible—and are going the way that “seems right” to man.
My friends, why are most modern people—and even professing Christian ministers—at enmity against the God of the Bible? God directly answers this question: “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:7-8). Most men rebel because, in effect, they hate the very Law of God—the Ten Commandments. They cannot stand the idea of a real God telling them what to do. So they want to get into vile practices such as abortion, and millions of unmarried couples living together in fornication, homosexuality and now even the practice of “men marrying men,” to such an extent that Satan can use these human lusts to actually destroy humanity and achieve his ultimate goal!
The “silent majority” are often simply allowing this “just to happen” and doing virtually nothing to stop it! So it will be up to God Almighty to intervene and shake our peoples—at the end of this age—and teach humanity deep lessons before it destroys itself off this planet!
As I have stated before, this Work is the Work of the living God. We are being used as “ambassadors” of a coming Kingdom—a real Government which will be set up under Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16). You and I really can have part in directly preparing the way for Christ’s coming and the coming Government of God soon to be set up on this earth. For we are going “all out” in preaching the message of the coming Government of God and the true name of Jesus Christ to this confused world (Acts 8:12).
My friends, it is good for us to remember that this Work is not just an English-language Work. We are publishing an increasing number of our powerful booklets in languages such as Dutch and German, and even Chinese, along with our long-standing French and Spanish publications. The French and Spanish editions of our Tomorrow’s World magazine—Le Monde de Demain and El Mundo de Mañana respectively—are growing in power and in circulation with each issue, with many thousands of subscribers receiving the vital good news of the True Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God on this earth. In fact, our non-English publications reach more people than several other large Church of God groups’ English-language efforts! Please continue to pray for the inspiration and success of our non-English publications, and for the continuing growth of the foreign-language Web sites that support these publications with increasing power and effectiveness!
Meanwhile, thousands of new subscribers are coming on board with us each month, having responded for the first time to one of our telecasts, our Internet programs or other outreach efforts. Our English-language Tomorrow’s World magazine circulation reached 539,000 print copies as of the May-June 2016 issue, and we are excited to see that thousands more are signing up for our new “digital subscription” to receive an electronic “flip-book” version of the magazine via the Internet. If you have not already signed up, you can do so at TomorrowsWorld.org/digital—you can add the electronic version to your print subscription or you can switch over to digital only, whichever you prefer.
Earlier this month, on May 1, millions of Eastern Orthodox believers celebrated their “Easter” Sunday, about a month after the more popular Western date for that holiday. I hope that many of you who are reading this letter have already read our powerful new booklet entitled Easter: The Untold Story. Even though scholars and historians—and most honest ministers—will admit that the Easter custom is pre-Christian in origin and was never a part of original Christianity, countless millions continue to disobey God each year, not only by observing this man-made counterfeit holiday but also by failing to observe the one true memorial Christ instituted to commemorate His sacrificial death—the Passover. If you have not already read this important booklet, please request it right away from the Regional Office nearest you, or go online to TomorrowsWorld.org to read it or order your own free printed copy.
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Please continue to join us in prayer in beseeching our Father to help us do much more. We need to reach the world much more powerfully than we currently are. We realize that even though there is a lot to be thankful about with all of our Internet, television, print and other efforts, we need God’s help to do a much more powerful Work so that we can fulfill Jesus Christ’s command to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
My friends, even as I finish this letter, more and more news is coming out about how our entire society is breaking down! Our so-called “educational system” is becoming more and more corrupt, our political system is breaking down with increasing numbers of people becoming totally discouraged with the so-called “leaders” promoted by each political party as a nominee for president, and certainly our “religious system”—if you call it that—is breaking down as people are being easily seduced into more and more “vile” behaviors as our society truly comes apart. The Apostle Paul was inspired to write about the early philosophers of the Roman Empire who: “Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22). Later, he describes how: “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature… And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind” (vv. 26, 28). Just yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported “The number of forcible sex crimes reported on U.S. college and university campuses more than doubled to 5,000 between 2001 and 2013, likely due in part to more diligent reporting of such offenses both by victims and by institutions” (May 5, 2016). This is all part of our supposed “educational” system—a system wherein the number of suicides reported among college educated people is far more than the national average! Of course, this is just the “tip of the iceberg.” God will soon say: “Enough!” Then, the prophesied Great Tribulation will begin as Jesus directly prophesied: “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven” (Luke 21:11). At that time, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (v. 25-26).
Truly, the Great Tribulation which Jesus predicted is coming soon—within the lifetimes of most of you! May God help you to “wake up” and turn to God as never before! May He inspire you to want to get involved in the very Work of the living God while you have the opportunity! So be sure to do your part and turn to the God of the Bible and begin to obey His laws and be willing to do what He says. For there is a “way of escape” which is predicted a number of times in the Bible so you and your loved ones may be protected from this coming Holocaust. For Jesus said: “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
We have prepared a powerful DVD which spells out in detail what is about to happen and the way of escape which you may access if you are willing to turn to God. So be sure to return the enclosed request card for your free copy of this eye-opening DVD. Act now and show the Eternal God that you are willing to receive His Truth and do your part to understand His Word and to involve yourself with His Work in every way you can.
With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith
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