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The Plain Truth – December 1980
The Plain Truth – December 1980

from Herbert W. Armstrong

A staggering turn in world events is due to erupt in the next few years.

IT WILL INVOLVE violently the United States, Britain, Western Europe, and the Middle East.

It’s already rather late for the Free World to come awake to the real meaning behind current world events!

World leaders do not see clearly what is coming. WHY? Why are the best minds not seeing – leaders in the United States, heads of state around the world – scientists, educators, editors, news analysts – bankers, industrialists, leaders in business and commerce? WHY?

They are all the product of modern education. They have been falsely educated in a system where the most important dimension in knowledge is unknown and untaught. They have been deceived into closing their minds to the basic CAUSES of present events and trends.

The world has been falsely educated to ignore CAUSES and deal with EFFECTS! There had to be a CAUSE of present and coming EFFECTS. There is a CAUSE that has produced strife, violence and war – poverty, wretchedness, human suffering – crime, widespread immorality, the decadence in the basic foundation of any healthy and stable society, the FAMILY UNIT! But the leaders do not know, and certainly do not correct the CAUSES!

World Explosion to Erupt!

There has been a fatal missing dimension in the dissemination of knowledge. Leaders do not know what man is, or the purpose and meaning of life! They were not taught to distinguish the true values from the false. They did not learn the real CAUSES of troubles, nor THE WAY to peace, happiness, abundant well-being for all.

They know nothing of the overall PURPOSE being worked out here below! Consequently they guide humanity in a course in conflict with that purpose! Lacking knowledge of THE WAY to peace, we have no peace. Leaders talk of peace, they profess to work for peace, they fight for peace, while they give approval and blind acceptance of THE WAY that produces WARS!

This world is giving civilization’s acceptance to THE WAYS that are the CAUSES of all the world’s evils!

And now we are approaching the final grand smash explosion. It will stagger the mind of man beyond the bounds of sanity! Forces are at work today on plans, conspiracies that soon will erupt into a violence and chaos such as never occurred before and never shall again! Men now are tampering with forces of nature they lack the prudence, knowledge, ability and wisdom to control!

In this folly of educated ignorance it has become fashionable and intellectually titillating to ignore the basic Mind and Power over all – the PURPOSE being worked out here below, and the master plan for its working out – the invisible but Supreme Power now soon to intervene and END the impending world chaos. It will be done to us, before mankind blasts itself out of existence!

Unreal though it may seem to those steeped in today’s educational deceptions, some 2,500 years ago the Supreme Power of the universe inspired a man named Isaiah to quote Him, saying, “I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning … saying, ‘My counsel shall stand.’”

The great world powers are formulating their plans and policies. But the next few years will see astounding events explode in a manner very different than they plan.

WHY? Because there does exist the great God who says: “The Eternal wrecks the purposes of pagans, he brings to nothing what the nations plan; but the Eternal’s purpose stands for ever, and what He plans will last from age to age… The Eternal looks from heaven, beholding all mankind; from where He sits, He scans all who inhabit the world; He who alone made their minds, He notes all they do.”

Through inspired prophets, this same Eternal foretold, beginning 2,500 years ago, the world events of the future – zeroing in particularly on our time NOW! All events prophesied to occur up to now have happened! – without a miss! The rest – the climactic crisis of our END time – is certain – and SOON!

Yet the world’s best minds are in total ignorance of tremendous impending events. Neither religionists nor theologians understand!

WHY? Approximately one third of all the world’s best seller is filled with PROPHECIES – mostly foretelling our immediate future! Yet the key that unlocks prophecy to UNDERSTANDING had been lost! That vital key has been found! But because it is NOT the doctrine they have been preaching, evangelical theologians ridicule it.

That vital KEY is the identity of the United States and Britain in biblical prophecy.

Where is the United States spoken of in biblical prophecies – especially those pertaining to our immediate future? Small nations – Ethiopia, Libya, Egypt, Turkey – are mentioned. Russia is mentioned. How could such a great world power as the United States be ignored? IT ISN’T! What you have read on this page is taken from the introduction of this revealing book.

We will present it gratis to those whose unprejudiced eyes are willing to see. It is an eye-opening, intriguing book – 230 pages. You may have an attractive paperbound copy, illustrated in color, gratis on request – with no follow-up. Or, if you prefer, you may buy (in the U.S. only) a distinctive hardcover copy at bookstores.