November 06, 2009
November 6th, 2009
Dear Tomorrow’s World Subscriber,
Greetings from Charlotte, NC! Normally, I write all of you subscribers a personal letter about twice a year to inform you about what is really happening in this Work of faith. You need to know where we are going, where the world is going—and why! As many of you already know, you will definitely gain understanding of the meaning of life and of prophetic events through this Work in a way available nowhere else. Later on in this letter, I have a special DVD gift to offer you, which will help you understand some of the exciting events now taking place at the end of this age. So watch for it!
Will our world really end on December 21, 2012? That is the hypothesis behind the scores of articles, TV programs and the exciting new film, 2012. This film assaults the senses with unimaginable scenes of horror. Using state-of-the-art digital effects, it portrays massive earthquakes, huge tsunamis with ocean waves crushing people in major cities all over the world!
Will all of this really come about? Will it reach its climax, with the end of our civilization occurring on or about December 21, 2012? Or, will a new “Age of Aquarius” begin on or near that date—with love and happiness breaking out all over the world?
My friends, these fantastic scenarios are mainly based on ideas supposedly coming from the ancient Mayan culture. Yet virtually all of the genuine scholars who have seriously studied Mayan history and culture regard the 2012 frenzy as a “hoax.” As respected scholar Dr. David Stuart stated, “There is no serious scholar who puts any stock in the idea that the Maya said anything meaningful about 2012” (“Apocalypse in 2012? Date spawns theories, film,” CNN News, January 27, 2009).
To those who wish to genuinely understand what lies just ahead, the key issue is: “What does the inspired Word of God clearly say? And what massive ‘signs’ and major world events should we watch for to truly see, in advance, when the end of this present age will occur?”
We in this Work of the living God do understand the major end-time prophecies. God’s Word tells us in many ways, and states specifically in Psalm 111:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.” This Work is a continuation of the historical Church of God, and so God Himself has given us understanding of major world events and what is really beginning to occur—as many of you have already proved to yourselves. Unlike many other so-called “prophecy experts” and famous evangelists, we have told you over and over, “Christ will not come back tonight! He will not return as King of kings this year, next year or even in 2012!” But He will return within the lifetimes of most of you!
To help you genuinely understand the plain truth behind this “2012” phenomenon, we have produced a very exciting and fact-filled DVD explaining this issue. One of our Tomorrow’s World television presenters, Wallace Smith, has been thoroughly studying this issue for many months. Now—with the excellent help of our dedicated TV team—he has produced an extremely meaningful and exciting DVD describing the background, the documented facts, and the real meaning behind this entire “2012” theory. This is a truly exciting presentation which you may wish to share with your friends and family. And as a service to you, we will send you this fine DVD, postpaid, absolutely free upon your request!
My friends, totally apart from supposed Mayan prophecies, our world truly is coming apart! As thousands of you know, I have been preaching and writing about God’s prophecies for many years. But never—in all these years—have so many foundational and threatening changes occurred throughout the world.
Think about it!
1. The United States is in serious decline as never before. We are already in debt clear up to our eyeballs! In an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, Lawrence Kadish reported, “As of Sept. 30, 2009, the national debt was almost $12 trillion and interest on the debt was $383 billion for the year, according to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Public Debt. The Congressional Budget Office on Oct. 7 estimated the 2009 budget deficit to be almost $1.4 trillion (about 10% of GDP)…. The OMB projects deficits of about $9 trillion over the next 10 years. If that occurs, the national debt will be almost $21 trillion by 2019. However, the actual amount could be much higher” (October 12, 2009).
The inspired Word of the Eternal God tells us “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). Now China, Japan and other nations to whom we are massively indebted could literally “pull the plug” and bring our dollar and our entire economy down almost overnight!
2. We continue to “trash” God’s commandments and statutes in our media, in our actions and in our entire way of life in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. So we, the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic “birthright” people whom God has blessed so richly, are going down and out unless we truly repent and turn to the true God—the God of the Bible! This God told our ancestors and He tells us today, “But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it” (Leviticus 26:14-16). Certainly, terrorism and all kinds of terrifying events will come crashing down upon us. And, if we continue to “despise” God’s laws, AIDS and other “wasting diseases” will become far more prevalent!
More and more television “situation comedies” are coming out openly portraying fornication, “living together,” adultery, homosexuality and other vile activities—often with humorous sneers and snide remarks about those who do not “go along” with this hedonistic lifestyle. And now, at least five American states have already legalized “same-sex” marriage. No doubt many more states will follow this pattern. For the coming Great Tribulation will come upon our peoples because our egregious sins are an abomination in the sight of our Creator! (Jeremiah 30:4-15).
3. Now comes news of the Roman Catholic pope trying to “undo the Protestant Reformation” by making it easier for millions of Anglicans to rejoin the “mother church!” Those of you who study biblical prophecy will understand where this and similar actions are leading!
4. The foundation for a revived Holy Roman Empire is being put in place. You longtime readers of Tomorrow’s World—and thousands of you who used to read the Plain Truth under Herbert W. Armstrong—know that for decades we have predicted the rise of a European Empire. We made these predictions many years before it began to happen. Now, it is happening and a full-scale federalist structure is coming together involving 27 European nations. The only “hold out” was the president of the Czech Republic and now, finally, the European politicians have him on board!
As the headline states in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “Here comes the United States of Europe.” Note what Joel Brinkley, the distinguished author who teaches at Stanford University makes plain, “The United States is about to confront a fierce new competitor, unlike any the nation has faced in its history. The vote in Ireland this month to approve the Lisbon Treaty, intended to streamline and strengthen the European Union, might have seemed like an interesting, parochial European development. But think about what it portends…. the European Union’s 27 nations have a population of about 500 million, 40 percent more than the United States. Its gross domestic product is almost 20 percent higher than the United States’. How could it not be taken seriously?.... Much remains to be decided. But whatever happens, the United States will soon have a powerful ally—or a fearsome rival” (October 18, 2009).
Jesus Christ Himself described this world’s last days—long before any Mayan “doomsday” prophecies were even thought of—“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:7-8). So unless our society genuinely repents and turns to the true God, we will soon begin to experience even more wars and ethnic strife, horrifying famine, starvation, disease epidemics and massive earthquakes such as the world has never seen!
This is your life! This is your immediate future as prophesied by the very Son of God. Indications are clear that all these things will begin to occur within the lifetimes of most of you!
So what should you do? Should you “tune out” and hope that it all goes away? No! For you solve nothing by burying your head in the sand! The right approach is to follow Jesus Christ’s instructions, “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).
But what do you “watch” for and how do you pray about all of this?
That is why we are here! That is why the Work of Tomorrow’s World exists! For somewhere on this earth, there is a Work which the living Christ is leading, which will help people truly understand God’s purpose that He is working out among men and nations. In His mercy, God has brought you into contact with His Work at this time! Though we are certainly not perfect, we at Tomorrow’s World do understand what is happening—and what is going to happen—to our nations. Again, as many of you know, we predict specific events which have happened, and will happen, according to Bible prophecy. We are being used by Almighty God to powerfully warn the British-descended and American peoples of the coming Great Tribulation—prophecies now coming together in a specific manner which will soon affect all your lives!
And we are continually explaining to you, in detail, about how to get back to the original Christianity of Christ and the early apostles. We send out millions of pieces of literature every year explaining all of these things. And we charge nothing for all of this. For as Jesus said, “Freely you received, freely give.”
However, for your good we hope you will open your mind and prove these truths to yourself. And then act on the Truth so that you may be counted “worthy” to escape this coming tribulation and be in the first resurrection, the “better resurrection” (Hebrews 11:35), and become full sons of God when Christ returns as King of kings (Revelation 11:15). So to better understand the end-times and the truth about the “2012” phenomenon, be sure to write us today to request your absolutely free copy of this exciting and informative DVD by Mr. Wallace Smith.
In addition, as a special “bonus” to all our readers, we will also send you at your request a free copy of one of the most powerful and helpful booklets we have ever produced entitled, Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return. Since you are interested in understanding the real meaning of 2012 and the other end-time dates, this particular booklet spells out an entire series of events which must occur just before and leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ! This will really give you specific things to watch and to pray about. Some of you may previously have requested this booklet. If so, you may have lost it or given it away and you may wish to share this booklet with friends and family as it is so very helpful in understanding the prophetic events now taking place and being reported in the daily television news, in our newspapers and other media. Whether or not you have a copy, I encourage you to check the box on the enclosed card, and we will send you this vital booklet, absolutely free, upon your request.
As prophetic events continue to speed up, and your personal “world” is literally shaken by events that most people have no way of understanding, we hope that God will open your eyes to act on His Truth. We hope many of you will earnestly pray for and support this Work and even become members of the true Church of God if He calls you to understanding. We welcome your help and your participation. But we want to serve you regardless. So to understand the onrush of these prophetic events now changing everything around you, let us hear from you. Be sure to request this very stirring DVD by inserting the enclosed card in the preaddressed envelope. You truly need this powerful message to understand what lies just ahead over the next few years. May God grant each of you the faith and the courage to act on His Truth while you have the opportunity!
With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith
P.S. Act now! Be sure to request this inspiring and exciting DVD entitled “2012: Mystery and Truth”! Return the enclosed card today in the preaddressed envelope! You will always be glad you did.