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Plain Truth 1940 (Vol V No 04) Nov-Dec
PLAIN TRUTH
Psrblishd by HERBEBT
W.ARMSTRONG
'VOL Y40.4
WAR Events Hurl On Toward
Prophesied C L I MAX
T
WO stPnniaB Jefeats have altered
the whole coarse of .the War -in or-
rwdancu with Bible protbccy!
It M thrillin& to follow the trend of tho
w i n the light of prophq which rev&
ib ptulcstined pafh.
Ritler Bends to God% PIan
xtler, cakd by E O ~ Ctbe great& db
laas the
[email protected] of 011-time; cunain
&
Gnuid Stratem for rendering Lat
blow to Britain. Hitlet, shrewdest, most sat&ally-iospired politiul opportunist of bistmf, becomes unquestioned mister of
and lays grsnd i w Ian8 for a NEW
ORDBR, And phcn the God of
beavcn btb tbc Gemw Grand Strategy
twice to de eat-ftustmtea Hider's boasted
p b a utterty4cnds the course of the
mighty German war macbinc like putty into
the pith cscriid thmsands of years a86
in GOD&LAN--causa Adolph Hider. BS
well & other mcn, to fuifil HL bril!, B I B b
PROPHECY IS CERTAlN.
%h
?
H E B E is revealed &tIer'& Grand $ k a b
egy for invadingPalestine.
Read how &many% best
laid plans have had to bend in
acwrdance wftb Bible proo
pheoy.
Adolph Hitlet- fdr withfn himrfl: iht
he was u #an a j bMq. + b d$0 he Isbut not as he thought. He believed he war
destined to conquer and to rule the World
become its sale lord and master-fa
exhalt his own pddc and egotism over UP
his fellows,-to establish his OW NEW
WORLD ORDER. Instead hc hi destined to
J ~d
Ma m , to d8&@9j ta I
q his pact in the
Jbt&win&dowa of the Q d order- ol ddiIwtian as we have L o r n h-that k may
bu npXaced by GOD'S new order, under
Jam Christ now soon tu m e pgaln.
Trml God h usb Hkfet in t k t d n g
d--&t
he will fpvc no part En &e
buSdiog up. In that the worJd map caks
hope,
-ta
P
RitJer Crtnquers All In Hie Path
rZrr tho 1 s t a t Scpkmhr. 1939, p r tected by his am-sggiesslon p ~ c t with
S t a h HitIer started his ptcdeatlned MWE
Houzlld, Prance, and Notway, mined death
mh annihilation u p tbe thousaods of
h p l a d c a ships and brga s h v i n ~otl
~QDSSthe
Charinel. Thc tiutvhoa turned
bid, and thousand of bodies of Gumvl
S0ldier;r were seen Boating an channel
Water&
flitlet had met h’s first defeat, He had
f d e d to iavadc and to hack a u England
~
Ilia British, sdaiag iadesaibablc punW.
meat from HitIu’s ‘*luftwafTe,” w i n g
wbok cities rirhully destroyed, still hang
d o p y on pad d n u e to Qht back with
a ctcrn32nation that has astonished tha
world
Gkmaa Grand Strategy
It is port of Uodb p m p k k d Plan that
&it& rhaU be invrdtd pod c o q u u e d The
ecia foretelling thh were partly covcrc in the August-Sept&
number, and
011 tbc sabjcct we shall have much more
f a ou later. But God‘, time had not a b
And sa Hitier’s cnrtfullg-laid plaas
w to nought.
It 2 in the propheshd course of the
wt that the main fighting, eoenhrallg, shall
be in the Meditetmean and in the Nearhat. Both Pdestinc md Egypt ntc to fall,
pr
d,
&rltidn mud eventually lose the Meditermeno gateway8 of Suez and Gibraltcr. U1-
timatclp ~ C Qpowerful dictator-natioas of
Errtope are to give their armed power snd
d’ht t0 the %%S’;t
&evelath I7), in a
gigantic re-bid af
andent so-called
Holy R O W EMPIIZS that will astound
dl the warld.
And, withoat rdizln how he is king
otlscd t a f a God’s
and bdag Bihfc
r hecy to pass, Adolph Hitler ncxt procee
p % d tu map out Germaa G m d rtwtegy
No. 3.
12Js p d P h w of B &*fold Ntuw, one political, the &her mfiitary. So
Hitler began 8 frantic diplamatic activity.
P i , be established the tripartite alliance
between German, Ital and JawThis
was otonce a threat to &e United Staej and
an expansion of Hitlds “NEW ORDER
s,
wd
fot Burope” to a “”7ORDER OF THE
ENTIRE worn:‘
Nat Hitkt ta idly brought Hungary,
BornMia, and S1
into hi M as sort
oi “junior poftncn.” He sent German
troops into Rumania to cake [email protected] of the
my ~ ~ s s aRumanian
rg
oil Lelds, wd now
bos his troops entmiched BS fw santh-mt
rrtfieBLackSaL
of this German G m d
&[email protected]
Tbcmili-cBnrc
desip to r e n h the h d - o u t
bIov to Br~taininvolved e two-diiection
pincer atiack 00 S u q ethubg fmm Bast
and Wtsi simultaneous1 I thus cutdng the
British life-line thru thc bdhrrahean.
A
Eiitler Plam to Invade Palestine
To do this, Hitlet b
a te~md iomo
o&en and anglneers of the G W m y
hto Libys qecting lakr ta send German
mps and m e c h n i d acfJpmult to re-
&Lfor# thc ttllinn d e s
UI
Africa f&
8
blitzkrieg smash
~QQUBgypt,
std603 Qt
Suez from the West.
I h e plan was to s t r h simaI4neotwlg
from the East by sendm German mcfhan-
iztd an= divisioos iudinfentfp 08 dwa
thtll%WrnE3
Turkey stands squarely in tba patb of
Hitler’s pro osed smash tbru he Holy
b d . A d ?Putkey b o British ally! To takc
care of thh sihratiotl, Llik made a deal
with MoIotofI of Russia, promising ta brbg
about a npn-sgrcssion pact bctTlFcen
and RwJa provided Rush wool
enough ressute u p T u r k
to
%Mblcthr B&
and pcrmit
the Germaaa b go rhnt
This, too, b h Iinc 4
t
h Bibta prop
For, w brought out la unbther d c l ~
thii number. Turkey is predestined to tnrn
ltraitor on Britain, mdiag in 3ritaia’r ultimate down €41,
in turn, 8ft& Bdtaia
bas been rescued an restored to PQWU by
the [email protected], to bc u ~ I dpcd
y
out by
Britain.
But a ab, GOD‘S TIME MAI) NCYT
ARRIVE%!
And so, one
Mtler’i &and S b
t q y met defeat!
krg
to
%
”%
HitIer‘s Second G-t
Defeat
Defeat c a m this tima thtu hie ;Axis
partner, MUSSOLINI. Against the 00rrnscl
of his own generals, without consulfin6
Hitler who was 4&‘ng all the s &&M
and the glory, Musolid ordered 1s q
to invade Greece tknr AlbnIa. But the
greatly outnumbered GteeEP, with help from
the British air force, d m ~ etbc Itdims back
into the middle of Albanh, where the fi~bring cantinuas with Check success as thlo is
R.
written.
On t h ~heels of fhh defeat, Came &c
British stcoke in Egypt, in which thiq Q
fottp- thousand Italian boo
era1 generals, were capfare and the Italians
driven completely out of Egypt.
In additioa to this, P few wedti b e f m
&a 3ritish air force had put out of c ~ m .
plission half of the capitnl ship of the
Italian Navy.
Hitlu had d&dp
lamed to b v c
all of Patstine, &gyp+ mk tke Suez anal
in his htfd POSS~SSIW
-klStSkl8 the END
of the war with v i d q fsr hi\imsclf--beforc
Christmas. But once [email protected], bis plans had to
await GOD’S TIM.& And ao the
Graad Stratep No. 3 w entirely frustrated, and H&kr will not seod bb legi~ns
thru Palestine nnd eu to Suez this winter!
As a molt. of I&lhin defcab, Turkcy Iiap
stiffened, md refuses to 1ct Bitlu thnr.
Hitler’s diplomatic proi;raa of addin juLLaers” ta %his h i s Eat
tmrGofid
g i r a l w was stopped in its tmcb,For
Bulgaria, and JU avia, don wit& TIU*
key, have sti&nc$%d balked, &tlefs ptp
gress thru tho Balkans has been dtlagrcd
tnany months, E m Hitter mwt await
COD’S schedule fax thin& to
No
man, not even with tbc power
tier nt
!?
””$p;p’
TURKEY w$ed out bv Britain
af
HB Bie quesdon-mrk oE the world
you neser saw before. Rertd it
war, now, is TURKEY.
3 % ~future course of thr war
.,
then watch i r t a c t t d l ~
from now on-the fat0 of nations-bin
T
.
8"
"u&q dots during the rtcxc ear
weeks or months-and on what the great
warring powers do to Turkey.
Will Hitler's new order-his Ramh&rlia-T~kyoAxis-mla the world? In the
Hob Land lies the answer. Palestine, gate
way to the far-epst, and the chief sources of
wealth and power of tk British Camman#ealth-Palcstine, corridor to the tirfi oil
fields of Mcsopotamia--Palcstinc,key to the
all-importaat gateway of the Suez Canal, the
very life-lint of the British Ern ice, holds
the La(wcf to the futum COnrSc 0 the war,
M what
P
Twkey BIocke Eftlei's Path
And TURKEY bold3 the k
&ttJc fot Palestine. fn the article ginning
p ~ s eI, you will iind described Hitler's plan
to trlrc Suez by fir& sending his blittttieg
Aappm!
The Book of Obadlah b a prophctic
message from "the Lord God coacerhing
EDOMI" (vase 1).
Who is "Edom?''
To understand such prophecies, we mu&
know the modern identity of natidna called
by bhc namn of the ancient anccskooa from
which they hnve Bpmng. For the orl in tmd
identity of "Edom" we must turn fa& to
Genesis 369. These art the generations
of ESAU the father of the EdowitEs in
Mount Seir." And in wne 19: "These are
tha sons of ESAU, wbB b Edom,"
''Ed~m,'' then, is ESAU, the twiubrotber of Jacob, and the namu in proph
dong with "Mount Seir," the land in
they dwdt, (also soa~&mcs called ''Idomaca,')
refers to the desceadcnts of %u,
identified as the TURKrSH d o n toda
The proph of Obadkb, then, is &ut
TURKEY, G 7 i t foretells events of ths
present, md the immediate future.
Zmths
Puuer divisions thra Palestine, in order to
and capture the Suet Card. h
i
sb
Hitldr present plzd-the G e r m @and
reach
tLFptcggt to knock out England
But Turkey happens to be larated due
north, and also nortbsut, of Palatine,
d i d at the aascwag,~ u a r e l gIn Hitler's
prt)c!
oocupicj an contrh the two
natmw entrances fram the Black Sea into
the Mediterranean. The cudden exleasP~ef
G c m n power denr to the Black Sea with
Gcrmnn troops in control of RumaOia, baa
provoked violent d o n in turkey.
PQCTurkey ha pens to be a d!y of
Gt& Britain! An Hider is now mDVifI)5
ropidy w a r d a showdown to force
Turkey to determine whetha she du# r e
moln o British ally, or wbcther she bccoma
now the nlly of Hitlets Axb and @ts
Wtler's match thru Palestine and 011 to
!Lq
B
Suez!
Who18 Book of BibIe Foreteb
Thc situation b t aew arising is af surb
nst moment to the future of the world that
qnc whole Book of tbc Bible is devoted to a
pro h q foretelling its outcome.
!t is 11 proplrc~yalmost no one bas andentwd until now. it t the Book of Ohdiah, shortest Book in the Old Testmefit,
contnfning only one shod c4aptTr. T h i g
Book always hns been n big -on to the
Critics, the Coaunmhton, %? s u p r d j
learned Bible scholon. It has ha thcm
M e &
Like m e of tbe prophecies in Rt~nicl,
it ~doubtedlyh u bacn "aealed,"-cfased
to humnn undentandia8, rrntll )he W m e of
rbr Ertd." But we now BR In the 'Tim of
the End:' and thosa who haw God'sSpirit
to guide tbm now tnn understand.
w a
Andent Gm&8 to be Settled
tells of thu &a1 sdtbThis proph
ment of one of e mat andent p d g a of
history.
You nmembet the stoq of Jacob and
Bsou, twin s o u of Isaac the son of Abtaham, The BIRTHRIGm God had pmm
ised Abraham was handed dawn to Isaac,
Esaa was first-born of the twins, and therefore natural inheritor of Bis predow
BIRTHRIGHT, But &nu undervaluated
thij must precious mataial and national gift
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Editor's Note
1n camectloa with thir &ieIe, u
well as the one beginning page S,
be lure 10 get your Bible before yoa
begin reading tbhe article,
"urn to every 4-4 ptveu, and mad
Jt in your Bible, Many t e h am
Ibted In conncdlon with thir artlela
which are sot quoted hers, Yon w1U
get macb ~ W Qof Interest and VIIUO
tram thin anicb if yon rttl tom t o
every text, in your Elblq mad h a d
and rtudy it them carefully, u you
wrno to it IR a l e article.
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November-December, 1940
The PLAIN TRUTH
PLAIN
TRUTH
c4d
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No.4
Vol. 5
Edited by
HERBERT
W. ARMSTRONG
Box 111, Eugcne, Oregon
Pxrblisbd in conjunctron witb tbr
RADlO CHLIRM OF GOD
Cantinged fm p a p tbreu
AllcnbyDforced the Turkish surrmder D ~ G
ember 9th, 1917.
The vast territory uf the foma Turkish
Empire w greatly reduced
the Balkan
wlrs ending in 1913, and by
end of the
World War had shrunL t o its present 294,
000 square miles, the u
ea of Oregon,
Washington, Idaha md the w a m third of
Montana m b i a e d , Turk973 preseat ppulation is 16 million, equal to the po
tion of the states of New York and ew
Jwcy. To understand the propheq it 5
necessary to know, too, that theu dd bd,
south of Judaea, embraccd tho high U s
and ranges of Mt. SEir, and their present
land, north of Palestine, rS a high plpteau
io a mountainous region.
Turkey's religioa i s MohammcaPb,
mastlg.
&
!iP
The Prophecy
NOTICE: Be sluc to notify w immediately of any change in y w address. IM-
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The PLAIN mum
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return to keeping God's comrmfidmcnts
more worship in j e d u n at tbat dmc,
70 years after JUDAH'S apitivity wao
Bur, through seven [email protected] nasties uader
~
t t b ~s c of ~the House
~
only
of Judah wham
. At this time B man named 19 kings. Israel c a n t h o d t ese o
bad asciud to Babylon.
Peknh was king of ISRAEL. With King sins*--sins SO GREAT in GOD'S sight, Ue-dnezzar
Rein of Syria as ally, this Ling of Israel that finally God caused than to become a
Mpto well these I&.
umt against enualem in war, and b e conquered, captive natioa,
1) In 721 8. C.IsRILEt w u ''add
mieged King A
of Ju& but d d not
And in the pear 721 8. C. the HOUSC away out of theit own land to hSyth," @
o~trcomehim (verse 5 ) . "At that time,
of Istael finally were driven out of thcii Kings 17:23). They were ALL W d Rezin Ling of SyrW
the ALLY of
own land-ont of theip homes and citiescwnplctcly. 'men wis IloM Icft but tba
ISRAEL, fiphtlng udh fsRAHL, against pnd carried captives b Asspda, 04 the tribe of Judah only," (11 Wacp 17:18).
Judab, - 'recovered Elath to Syria and
southern shores of the Carplan Sea!
WhH,only, rumsinad.
draw THE JEWS from Elath." (verse 6).
"Therefore the Lord WM very onpy with
MOFC&an 130 yean I 8 t ~Neb.
NOTE IT!The fint plaa in the Bible Israel, and removed them out of hs sight:
ucha nezznr of Babylon ar&d thc Jmnheu the word ''JEW'' is used, we find
tberrp ula nam Left but tbr Iribs of In&
JUDA€€--wbo only remained in Pdestk
~SRAELpc W M d p n r ; THE law^! ~ t a t r s only." (I1 Kings 17:18),
af the i a tribes away to Babylon. So
Jly, Syria, drove THE JEWS out of the
In Leviticus 26 we find God's mlemn
NONE of the House of Iulel dwelt
town of Hath!
warnin8 to all the children of h e l . IF
Palestine at the time of this aptiritr of
Certainly this proves that the JEW3 arc
they would wonhi Him dono, avoiding
Judab.
I) different natioq altogether than ISRAEL.
idolatry, and keep $is Sabbath, walk in His
3) Those who retutnrd to PIJesdt~
It Is WRONG to call the Jews of today
statutw and tee His commandments, thg to rebuild
the temple and restore wonM
"Ismel." The atb not IuaeI,-thq
ere would inherit $8 nationid matulal prom* 70 ycam afier Judah's captMfp, were ALE
JIJDAH! AnK wherever ISRAEL is today.
iscJ to Abmham. They would become @cat,
of Jud& d JEW&ALL
of tht
remember that ISRAEL d08.f no: mean rich, and wetfdt-- thc dominant nation
of these whom hlcbuchadnezrar had carded
El! 'Whoever the lost tea tribes of of all e X But, if they refused and r e may, They retumcd agrin "onto l e d c l d
RAEL are today, :hey r l l ~ no/ Juwd
belled, they were to be punished SEVEN
and Judah, we~ycrnr unto bis nty, (Ezar
Wherever you see fie name "IIsr2c1," or
TIMES- a duration of 2320 years -in
2:l).
" H o w of Istael," or "Samaria," or "Epb
slavery, servitude, md want.
ONLY
h s e of t
k tribcJ of u&h, Bu~J~=
dm,"used in ropheq, remember thisThe House of Israel now entetcd-721
min
and
b
i
,
who
mosthate the bow d
IT NEVER REfW TO THE JEWS, but B. C.-(tcmamber this date)-upun their
AH
w
r
n
e
d
at
that time (Ezn 1:s
to Ismel, who was I t WAR agaixwt drt
2520 laag years of astiond bnfshtntnt.
nscqpcntly those In Jerusrlenr in tk
Jews!
to hut until 1800 A. D.!
o€ Chist were of +bethm trRw,
And BECAUSE they, of these tcr, time
No place in dl the Bible does the term
NOT of the House af ISRML. And mwt,
tribes,
bore
the
NAME
Ismel
identfying
"ISR"'
refer to the JEWS. The turn
If not all, of those converted w m a0 ths
Sd"alone, or "children of Isract," map them as Goas cham people -because God hibe
oi Benjamin, u BUSJoid he W.
had created this nation for the purpase of
rad sometimes does, inclrrdr the Jews,
The
House of Isncl bcamr &UwR I)
showing
forth
H
i
s
praise,
as
nn
exam
Ic
to
where dl twelve tribes are included. Jews
tlu LOST Ten T r b ! Now kwwn
other nations, reflcctia the glory of A d rn Iyaelites, just as Oregonians are AmettANOTHm me, s
w
n
g I d8cmat
and bccaux thcf h become such a lia*
RUS. But MOST Braelites src not Jews,
Impage!
bility to Hi5 cause, a reproach to His nmt,
ipst M most Amaiw ue not Oregonians.
By WHAT MOK Pro t h q known
?
God now ordained that they should irchralfy
T&, Jew3 are the House of Judah only, A
PART of the Iscadit#. But when these WSE TKEIR IDENTITY. Now thep must 'Wbocvet they arc, wherever they 8w &
THEY, a d not ta6 Jews, who uc tbe
Is are spokea of as NATIONS,rather lose knowledge of their name, Israel. They
u collective individuals, the term must be considered IS Gentila, that they BIRTIiRIGHT pssesaorq It is "'HEY n*
the fears, who, after the endiag d W e
"Ismel" never nftn to the Jews. 'Mouse continue no longer to cast such a &ia upon
unishment in M O O A. D. m e m M t th8
the name of the Lord their God!
Or Is&'
NEVER means "Jews." On the
hbmdcable p'0"igrr BO Abraham of ruSo "the Lord remaved Iswef orrt of Ha
dher band, "Housc of Judah" ALWAYS
tional reataess, resbutcc~,werlth md p
rig& , ,SO Israel was carried away out of
pwn) "Jews."
er, It MANASEH whq LftM 1800 A.
their own land LO Assyria."
lhis distinction is vital, if we are to
=np D was to becamp the world's gmtest th
17:23). They L W the land o!I1 Samatla,
aodcrstand prophecg. Because most sonation
E hrdm & stilt
tee CO
never get to return! Gmtila were placed fa
d c d Bible stadenb are in ignoruce of
tbb basic distinction, they aru unable rightly their homes and c i t h (v. 2 4 , and it is M O W & of nrrronr?K O CIP @
a,today?
fhese Gentiles who were known u Samatib understand prophecy!
tans in the !ime of Christ.
Tbc next place where the krm
A more detailed account of the opthtitp
is
mentioned in the Bible, the House o Israel
had been driven out in captivity, Jost from of r s d is found in I1 King, 18; 9-12, and
17:5-18.
rkw, and the tcrtn a plies ONLY to thaw
mf the House OP
m e t e nre NO
Now the Home of Israel began to
"abide many days without a king," {Ha,
maptiom in the
3:4). Since THBY were the o le who
carried the title "I~rad,"it is M Y , not
ISRAEL Driven Out and LOST1
Judah, who must become tOST in Identity!
Smmcdiakly QD
I r i q over the
Now they must Jose their fanguags thek
ROW of Israel, Jw&m
(tribe of Epb
thcit land, (Iso. 8:f;l; Isa. 28:ll;
aJm) setup two golden calves, lnttoduung religion,
Isa. 62:2; Isa, 40:27; Ha,2 5 6 , Jet. 16:
idal worship in be figdarn. The account IS: Ha.1:8-1O.)
& found in I IU484 L2:28-33.
Tbis idolatry, with Sabbatb-brrskiag
ISRAEL Never Returned
Btck. 20110-24), wa3 the great aational
which beouno mch a atsc to Israel.
They did NOT return to Palestine
Gemration after enmtion, God pleaded
with the Jews in the days of Ezra and New
with the ~ o u s eaP;~srsclto turn from ttahemiah, 81 8 m e etroncoudy believe. Thou
dition-from thcv fathers ways, and to who returned to rebuild the tcmpte and
Ma,began to reign a king of JUDAH
. He sat on DAVID'S throne,
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return to keeping God's comrmfidmcnts
more worship in j e d u n at tbat dmc,
70 years after JUDAH'S apitivity wao
Bur, through seven [email protected] nasties uader
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t t b ~s c of ~the House
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only
of Judah wham
. At this time B man named 19 kings. Israel c a n t h o d t ese o
bad asciud to Babylon.
Peknh was king of ISRAEL. With King sins*--sins SO GREAT in GOD'S sight, Ue-dnezzar
Rein of Syria as ally, this Ling of Israel that finally God caused than to become a
Mpto well these I&.
umt against enualem in war, and b e conquered, captive natioa,
1) In 721 8. C.IsRILEt w u ''add
mieged King A
of Ju& but d d not
And in the pear 721 8. C. the HOUSC away out of theit own land to hSyth," @
o~trcomehim (verse 5 ) . "At that time,
of Istael finally were driven out of thcii Kings 17:23). They were ALL W d Rezin Ling of SyrW
the ALLY of
own land-ont of theip homes and citiescwnplctcly. 'men wis IloM Icft but tba
ISRAEL, fiphtlng udh fsRAHL, against pnd carried captives b Asspda, 04 the tribe of Judah only," (11 Wacp 17:18).
Judab, - 'recovered Elath to Syria and
southern shores of the Carplan Sea!
WhH,only, rumsinad.
draw THE JEWS from Elath." (verse 6).
"Therefore the Lord WM very onpy with
MOFC&an 130 yean I 8 t ~Neb.
NOTE IT!The fint plaa in the Bible Israel, and removed them out of hs sight:
ucha nezznr of Babylon ar&d thc Jmnheu the word ''JEW'' is used, we find
tberrp ula nam Left but tbr Iribs of In&
JUDA€€--wbo only remained in Pdestk
~SRAELpc W M d p n r ; THE law^! ~ t a t r s only." (I1 Kings 17:18),
af the i a tribes away to Babylon. So
Jly, Syria, drove THE JEWS out of the
In Leviticus 26 we find God's mlemn
NONE of the House of Iulel dwelt
town of Hath!
warnin8 to all the children of h e l . IF
Palestine at the time of this aptiritr of
Certainly this proves that the JEW3 arc
they would wonhi Him dono, avoiding
Judab.
I) different natioq altogether than ISRAEL.
idolatry, and keep $is Sabbath, walk in His
3) Those who retutnrd to PIJesdt~
It Is WRONG to call the Jews of today
statutw and tee His commandments, thg to rebuild
the temple and restore wonM
"Ismel." The atb not IuaeI,-thq
ere would inherit $8 nationid matulal prom* 70 ycam afier Judah's captMfp, were ALE
JIJDAH! AnK wherever ISRAEL is today.
iscJ to Abmham. They would become @cat,
of Jud& d JEW&ALL
of tht
remember that ISRAEL d08.f no: mean rich, and wetfdt-- thc dominant nation
of these whom hlcbuchadnezrar had carded
El! 'Whoever the lost tea tribes of of all e X But, if they refused and r e may, They retumcd agrin "onto l e d c l d
RAEL are today, :hey r l l ~ no/ Juwd
belled, they were to be punished SEVEN
and Judah, we~ycrnr unto bis nty, (Ezar
Wherever you see fie name "IIsr2c1," or
TIMES- a duration of 2320 years -in
2:l).
" H o w of Istael," or "Samaria," or "Epb
slavery, servitude, md want.
ONLY
h s e of t
k tribcJ of u&h, Bu~J~=
dm,"used in ropheq, remember thisThe House of Israel now entetcd-721
min
and
b
i
,
who
mosthate the bow d
IT NEVER REfW TO THE JEWS, but B. C.-(tcmamber this date)-upun their
AH
w
r
n
e
d
at
that time (Ezn 1:s
to Ismel, who was I t WAR agaixwt drt
2520 laag years of astiond bnfshtntnt.
nscqpcntly those In Jerusrlenr in tk
Jews!
to hut until 1800 A. D.!
o€ Chist were of +bethm trRw,
And BECAUSE they, of these tcr, time
No place in dl the Bible does the term
NOT of the House af ISRML. And mwt,
tribes,
bore
the
NAME
Ismel
identfying
"ISR"'
refer to the JEWS. The turn
If not all, of those converted w m a0 ths
Sd"alone, or "children of Isract," map them as Goas cham people -because God hibe
oi Benjamin, u BUSJoid he W.
had created this nation for the purpase of
rad sometimes does, inclrrdr the Jews,
The
House of Isncl bcamr &UwR I)
showing
forth
H
i
s
praise,
as
nn
exam
Ic
to
where dl twelve tribes are included. Jews
tlu LOST Ten T r b ! Now kwwn
other nations, reflcctia the glory of A d rn Iyaelites, just as Oregonians are AmettANOTHm me, s
w
n
g I d8cmat
and bccaux thcf h become such a lia*
RUS. But MOST Braelites src not Jews,
Impage!
bility to Hi5 cause, a reproach to His nmt,
ipst M most Amaiw ue not Oregonians.
By WHAT MOK Pro t h q known
?
God now ordained that they should irchralfy
T&, Jew3 are the House of Judah only, A
PART of the Iscadit#. But when these WSE TKEIR IDENTITY. Now thep must 'Wbocvet they arc, wherever they 8w &
THEY, a d not ta6 Jews, who uc tbe
Is are spokea of as NATIONS,rather lose knowledge of their name, Israel. They
u collective individuals, the term must be considered IS Gentila, that they BIRTIiRIGHT pssesaorq It is "'HEY n*
the fears, who, after the endiag d W e
"Ismel" never nftn to the Jews. 'Mouse continue no longer to cast such a &ia upon
unishment in M O O A. D. m e m M t th8
the name of the Lord their God!
Or Is&'
NEVER means "Jews." On the
hbmdcable p'0"igrr BO Abraham of ruSo "the Lord remaved Iswef orrt of Ha
dher band, "Housc of Judah" ALWAYS
tional reataess, resbutcc~,werlth md p
rig& , ,SO Israel was carried away out of
pwn) "Jews."
er, It MANASEH whq LftM 1800 A.
their own land LO Assyria."
lhis distinction is vital, if we are to
=np D was to becamp the world's gmtest th
17:23). They L W the land o!I1 Samatla,
aodcrstand prophecg. Because most sonation
E hrdm & stilt
tee CO
never get to return! Gmtila were placed fa
d c d Bible stadenb are in ignoruce of
tbb basic distinction, they aru unable rightly their homes and c i t h (v. 2 4 , and it is M O W & of nrrronr?K O CIP @
a,today?
fhese Gentiles who were known u Samatib understand prophecy!
tans in the !ime of Christ.
Tbc next place where the krm
A more detailed account of the opthtitp
is
mentioned in the Bible, the House o Israel
had been driven out in captivity, Jost from of r s d is found in I1 King, 18; 9-12, and
17:5-18.
rkw, and the tcrtn a plies ONLY to thaw
mf the House OP
m e t e nre NO
Now the Home of Israel began to
"abide many days without a king," {Ha,
maptiom in the
3:4). Since THBY were the o le who
carried the title "I~rad,"it is M Y , not
ISRAEL Driven Out and LOST1
Judah, who must become tOST in Identity!
Smmcdiakly QD
I r i q over the
Now they must Jose their fanguags thek
ROW of Israel, Jw&m
(tribe of Epb
thcit land, (Iso. 8:f;l; Isa. 28:ll;
aJm) setup two golden calves, lnttoduung religion,
Isa. 62:2; Isa, 40:27; Ha,2 5 6 , Jet. 16:
idal worship in be figdarn. The account IS: Ha.1:8-1O.)
& found in I IU484 L2:28-33.
Tbis idolatry, with Sabbatb-brrskiag
ISRAEL Never Returned
Btck. 20110-24), wa3 the great aational
which beouno mch a atsc to Israel.
They did NOT return to Palestine
Gemration after enmtion, God pleaded
with the Jews in the days of Ezra and New
with the ~ o u s eaP;~srsclto turn from ttahemiah, 81 8 m e etroncoudy believe. Thou
dition-from thcv fathers ways, and to who returned to rebuild the tcmpte and
Ma,began to reign a king of JUDAH
. He sat on DAVID'S throne,
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Turkey W+ed Otlt
Continued from F g a four
the day that the stcan ers carried away cap
tB
tbt hr forces, and oreigners entered info
his @ca, and CAST LOTS upon J e d e m ,
W a thou wast as enc of them"' (V,11).
!Chis Cannot Refer to the Past
P
AH, Tvha was
bkcn captive when N uchadnezzar ap
Qnd jerusplun 604-385 B. C And at thnt
time no one CAST LOTS for possession of
d a n . One d o n alone, took it theq
It was ~ o :Israel, ht
L
h c k h z z a r ' s ChPldeon Empire. There
b M, record anywberc af lot8 being cost for
Jenulun then.
Howcur, in Joel 3;3, is a prophecg y d
forctclliu #he lime when Gad will
f*turr,
&ore Israel and Judah, when He brings
ALL NATIONS together in warmththis lfit
WORLD WAR-nud then the Gentile in*ulm $ball cart lots for God's people, and
fmuatm. At that time "the 3east" and his
umics will take Palestine (Rev. 19:19;
Dan. 11:41, 4 5 ) , And it begins now to
Mas if Hitlcr will be 'The BEAST' who
nstores the ancient R o w Empire to
power, and does this invading. just as Hitler
~d Stalin have been dividing up Poland,
Rumania, and other countries in that re ion,
w my Hitler divide up Palestine
a
jlpkc of the dice!
For, make PO mistake about ir, P a l e
fine ind Egypt are to be captured by the
Rolpaa Axis o w m l The British, ultimotel are to alz contrary to general !xv
M,
more Israel is to go into captivity,
L( wc explained in the last issue, and w
ill
explain further in future articles.
And here is the prophecy foretelling Qd y wblrr Turkey is now doing!
iy
8m P
Turkey occupies the crossWay
Turkey, allied with Britain, already bas
broken her pledgc. She was ptedged to join
EnBland u soon as Mussolini declared wat
iP the Mediterranean.
But Turkey, 85 thc Bible herold, s h n b
&of. In fear of Rusia, Turk is doing
cractly as Stalio dictates. And%itler bas
kfd a plot-made a bargain with Stall0 during the past few &.
He has promised
stplin to bring h u t 4 aon-agrasion treaty
between Japan and Rusji;r, provided Sdh
wonld bring presswe 10 force Tvrhey ro
doublecvoss Crud Brilain and d d the AxU
pOWuS!
The British have a hdf miflion men in
tbc Neu-Epd, where Turkep occupies the
Crawway. Fully uipped with mechvlized
wer, and with% aid of the powerful
!&diterranern Fleet and the Royal Air
Force, Great Britain d d ably defend herd & the Near-East--&th Twke I bd f
It L Turkey" dupllclty whlcb d t i p d e
bslancc, resulting in Britain's ultimate da
feat in Palestine and in Egypt!
12--"311t thou rhouldest not have
v~~~
lwked 011
&f of tbl bgothct in U*
that he h
e a stranger you should not
have gloated over your btotk cr'r fate on hls
day of disasttr -Moffatt translation) ;
neither shouldest thou have rejoiced OYCC
the children of Judah in the day of their
d e s t d o n . " This is TODAY. We are now
in the "time of Jacob's trouble," (Jcr, 30:7)
__tbc day PI) maay rophedes la JCKdah, Ezekiel, pad elxwtere describe as the
clay of disaster for Jacob, or Britain-mdoubtodly to indude. alsq later, the United
states
Vme 13-Thou shouldst not haw ent m d into the gate of my people in the da
of their calamity;
nor have laid hand!
on their substiu~cin the day of thus art=
oecupicd southan Juda
Lamiw
following Ju
s aptivitp until 164 B. C
They a p i n occupied the Birthright land and
Jerusalem for 400 pars, IS17 to 1917. This
verse undoubtedly mean3 th will u g h 00
cupy a
of Palestine, ps Xeir art of the
b~aty, or aiding the h i s in tKek forth.
.. .
w2*
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ceming cnptivitg of that HoI Land.
Yews t4-Weither
d d d e s t thou
have stood in the crossway, to cut ofI those
of his that did esape,'' or, 0s the Moffatt
traaslatioa has It, "never have stood at tbc
passes to cut aff their fugitives, n e w betrayed their survivon, 00 the day of &
tress."
Turkey occupies the skafegic "crosswa '
or "pass," of the Near East the DardeneI u
and the Bosporus, narmw passes betwets
the Mediterranean and the Black Seas.
p1
At W e of Day of the Lord
Vor,'' continues verse 13, "the DAY
OF T H E LORD is near upon all the hci+
then."
And what is the "Dap of the Lord? It
is a time, naw soon to cam, prophesied ia
more than 30 different places iD both Old
and New Testafnento-the tima of God'a
judgments upon the nations for their sfns
the time of supernatural plagues. It follows
-
the curnplcte mdin of the Times of the
Gentiles, It marks h e turning point in all
bifiory, when the N w Era of BLESSING
for ISRAEL &all be inaugurated by God,
oplc will KNOW that there is a
God p"It ia time that climaxes, in Its first
phase, in the Second Coming of a r k It
IS a time to occu y the lattu period of thh
present war, wl!ich shall end at Armageddon!
The "DAY OF THE LORD" bas not
yet begun. It may be u n p within one ts
five years. Mention of% 14 thb rophq
shows that the message of Obadia%, u far
the present and the yet fWn!
me Moff'att translation aap thh Day
carries 'DOOM for all the natlow."
V m 8 16 -"Pm as ye have &unk Upao
my holy mountain." That is, as the Turks
have, lo thcse 400 yean occu ied Palestine,
God's #:holy mountain;'
the nabm
thdl drink upon you," (Fentoo trmrlothn)
"And they shall be as tho thep had not
been."-they shall gerisb!- cease tcr exist!
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17--"But upon Mount Zion ahall
be dcliveranca, and thm ahdl ba h&W*
LORD OF LORDS
AFTER HIS
Continued from p g 8 two
niab (ver~e 6). & t w ~ e n fifty and ma
hundred million were martyred for the true
Bibk faith, at the behest of the R a w
churcb, during the middle ages, according to
historic tecord!
This “woman” was seen ridiog on thi8
rarlctdored ‘W.”The a’bcast” hnd
men heads aad tca hams (vcrsc 3). Thc
.swomBn” rode dl $#rum of thesa heads
(verse 9). !R& “BEAST” is rdarorvledged
by aU, Psoteshnt and Cltholic alike, to be
the old ROMAN EMPIRE. You will even
b
n
d this &owlcdgment in the foabnoce
apparmg in connection with thii chapter
b the Roman CathoUc Douay versioa
“And the woman which thou #awest is
that p a t city, wblh teigneth over the
b p of the earth.” Or, as the Arncticw
Revised versions ha it, “hath a kingdom
over the kings of tha earth.” (Verse 18).
That great apostate church, which is a great
city and is called by the NAME of that city,
which dld have a kingdom Over every great
dynasty of the ”Holy” Roman Empire, is
ROME! It stands identified beyond my
question !
This “beast” was, and is not, at this
p y n t time. (Verse 8 ) . The TIME of the
mion is the present and the epproaching
“DAY OF TNE LORD,”(Ch,l!lO). But
this “bcaJt”-thc old Roman Em irc-id
1 in to come to lifc-” shall axen out of
tE &tamleu pit.” (verse 8). Of the seven
kings, chief rulcrj or dynasties, five arc
frllen, one is, at &time when the Empire
docs not exist cxce t in germ, and one is
pt to come. The %ye that itre io the past
dynastits of Justidan,
the G r t , c;harls tba
Great, and Napoleon. Afi ackaowfedgcd the
ruprcnucp of thc pope. All were crowned
the p a p A11 carried the Catholic churcb
rlr a horse carries its warnan rider, doing the
biddin4 of the church by its stronger physb
a1power. The one that is, is the present
M i r n dynasty. The one yet tu coat 3s the
”BEAST‘that shall briefly rcvivc to
e tht overwhdmin armed pawet and
military and politicat dominance of the
Empire of old.
14).
Thep arc to rule but a &art time. They
come to a horrible end (Rev. t9:19-20).
It follm, certainly, that this ten-natlan revival of the ancient Roman Em ire cannot
take lace UNTIL THE T I d O P THB
SEC&D comci OF CHRIST! -r
will occur within the comparative new hture-much sooner than the world erpectr.
Yet it connot occur immediately . - y a y
other events must happen first! So the tune
k not yet here-GOD’S time bas not arrived-fot t k restoration of fhis R
o
w
Empire, by Puimcc of the dominant Epropw lep&
with hic ten lm-dictatot
nations, and the pop!
m
The Next Number
HITLER’S Thoasmd Pear Rhnhis amazing “NEW WORLD OR.
DER”
a
E2m.t
&;“
The Time Ie Not Pet
But the time ft ytt premature. The “ten
barns,” jdincd to this seventh end lart head
of this beast (the beast itself, with its sevca
lacads, b the eighth -it docs not itself have
m eighth head-vax 11), ere ten Bur
tan rulers to rytivc power a short time wgK;
the bead emperor, alld “the BEAST.”
They shall give their armed power- oa b
m
d
,
m, md in air-to the “bnJt.”
And they rhrll mat4 ww withWHOM.’Note It1 Not Great BritraTn,--aot
the United States, 8s bo m y have assumed
--they shall make war with THE LAMD,
who is the KlNG OF KINGS and tbc
- compared, by eontraet, to
G O D 3 N a n for the nezt Thousand
odd yeare on earth. Thie vital, absorbing article had to be omitted
from thh number due to Iack of
eprce, but will appear in the next
h u e of ”he PLAIN TRUTH,
Another up-to-the-minute sasl7nlu
of the WAR as it fulfille Bible praphecy, and the concluding inetellment of ‘“he United States fn Prophecy.“
Also we have planned for the next
number an eye-opening arUeIe throw-
ing NEW LIGHT on God’r marvel=
ow Plan of Redemption You will
lea the real pnrpase-the cornmow
rense of it IU you neveresaw It be-
-
fore, You can’t afford ta mms it.
The Pmlent outloat
Vbich brings us to tht pment wtloot
€ W e t ham attempted three g i p t k 4forts, each a supreme ”Grand Strategy,c) lo
the fid, he succeeded bcpond hii wildreams, and nll &for lay pfosttnte at hn
feet. la his seCondr a w m , he fai!ed to
invade and conquer England. And ra bi,
thi& likewise, he bas bcen chcJunrkd
from completin his d i p l o d c line-u m
d
his military eath-blaw to the & b h
EmpLc by jevrring its Ufdine at Suer, thi¶
time thru &he blunders and failures of U
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DUCC.
What is the Germao Grmd Stratqy No.
41 At present that remains a German mil1-
tary smet. But the k t information at the
moment is tbst Hider now fans rnather
and greater attcm t to inva e the British
IsIa direct, C h u r c h has wnrned Englaud
and the wotld slrcb an attuapr probakdy will
be made by Spxing. It [email protected] come mrrch
seooet-any moment, in fact. There is ddcncc that preparations erk being mdc.
This tirna he ma succccd, As we oul.
lined briefly in the L t numbar, Britain h
destined to go dowa and probably dut own
Unitod Stam en wull. ”hat, we know, b
itmost impossible to believu. We inck space
io this issue, but in corniag numbcrr we
shall give o w readers much more of thc
prophecies that makc rbia ututropho c ~ r tain.
B
3-
That is why Greece was inspired to fight
back so successlully! That i s why Britain
was inspired to administer the rmnt over.
wheiming defeat to Italp in Mda. That is
why Hitlet’$ plans to invade Palestine have
been indefinitely postponed. That is why
Hitlar was not permitted to continr// lining
the other rix “junior Axb partners
%er he added Rummia, Hunguy aad 310V&&
Who Will Emerge 88 T h e BEAST?”
A most interesting questiaa of the hour
is, ‘ W I O p i l l finally emerge as ‘’THE
BE&I”’ of Revelation3 Who will finally
bring the Roman Empire out O f its “bottomless pit” by P union with tea other
nations and a working. plliancc with UIG
Pope?
To accomplish this haa bcen Musrol&i’O
sole draam and effort aver since the Blrdcshirts marched on Rome, We bavc therefore:
supposed, la thc past, that he would pmvc
to be the man.
in defeat--unBut then, when we
thinkable as i t seerns-Gbd‘s chosen bi+
right r p f c Israel an,- e in ~a
II viv,
is time ilso rn
UE R WF
pnd
ANC& God will s a d am Kin Ch&
Jesus, who wiI1 r c ~ w
cur people tom cap
tivity- Qncc again an cwdut to tbe PromLad
toad will occur, 60 gcat if will blot thr
former anr from mcmory. (Jer. 16:14.15)Our peapte will he restored to p
h but
ouly aften we have bcen hmmblcd, and hrw
leatned om lcwon, on$ turned unitcdly I1,
people ta Gad!
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