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Do You Compromise with Truth?
Plain Truth Magazine
December 1964
Volume: Vol XXIX, No.12
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Do You Compromise with Truth?
Roderick C Meredith   
Church of God

Born: June 21, 1930
Member Since: 1949
Ambassador College: 1952
Ordained: December 20, 1952
Office: Evangelist

Your ETERNITY depends on what you do with revealed TRUTH. Study this and HEED.

   SOME two million people around the world read The PLAIN TRUTH magazine. People from every walk of life from every corner of the earth tell us how much they appreciate the magazine. They all say it is "different." They acknowledge that it contains a unique MESSAGE. For the first time many now understand God's Plan as never before.
   BUT how many ACT on what they read? How many have the intellectual and spiritual honesty to PROVE beyond any shadow of doubt whether this IS THE WORK OF GOD in our age?


   It is high time for you to face up to the fact of GOD and God's PURPOSE in human affairs! Many of you have read The PLAIN TRUTH for months or years. You have "watched" world events as Jesus commanded. You know that God is REAL. You know that God is directly intervening in the affairs of the major nations of this earth just as we have warned for thirty years. The time is about up!
   Listen to what God warns: "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city and the people be not afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God will do NOTHING but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" (Amos 3:6-7).
   In every age, God has had His true ministers, His servants, His prophets.
   This age is NO EXCEPTION!
   Are you, personally, willing to face that fact? Are you willing to act on it?
   Or do you reject revealed knowledge?
   "My people are DESTROYED," God says, "for lack of knowledge." Why? "Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee.... seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children" (Hosea 4:6).
   The Eternal God whose character does not change REJECTS those who refuse to heed, to accept, to ACT ON the knowledge He makes available! For with this knowledge comes a very serious responsibility!
   If God is showing you through this magazine and The WORLD TOMORROW broadcast the real MEANING of world events, God holds you responsible to HEED the message from His servants doing His Work on earth today!
   This Work of God is sending God's warning around the world. We have warned, in graphic detail, of the prophecies of a great religious system which is beginning to fasten its tentacles upon the prophesied United States of Europe.
   We have continually pointed out the USSR as one of our major enemies even during World War II. We have warned of danger of internal Communist subversion and godlessness. But God has used no other group on earth to make clear His prophecies that Communism is NOT the power which will punish the British and American peoples! Like a beacon light in the darkness of night, we have stood alone in proclaiming that the coming United Europe will bring our downfall unless we repent. That Union is being born in hard labor right now!

A WAY of Life

   For over thirty years, this free knowledge has been available to you who read The PLAIN TRUTH! But this precious knowledge carries a responsibility to ACT! It IS DANGEROUS KNOWLEDGE!
   As God's servants, we are now telling you that there are not many years left to act on this knowledge! You need to be really studying the articles in The PLAIN TRUTH. You need to compare them with your Bible and look up the scriptures, verse by verse, in your Bible. You need to write in for and study all our free booklets in the same way.
   You should write in immediately, if you have not already done so, for the free Ambassador College Bible Correspondence Course. Then you should study it as outlined, PROVE the way and truth of God and LIVE by it while there is yet opportunity!

Do You Want "Lightning from Heaven"?

   You may be like Naaman the Syrian. He wanted deliverance from his leprosy. You may want the deliverance only God can give from the coming prophesied world war and Great Tribulation. You know these things are real and that they are going to happen!
   But perhaps you want God to send "lightning from heaven" or tell you to do some GREAT thing in order to be spared.
   That is what Naaman thought.
   He came to God's servant, Elisha, to be healed of his leprosy. He expected Elisha would tell him something important or difficult to do. But Elisha told him to do what seemed unimportant, humiliating.
   He was told to go and wash seven times in the river Jordan. This seemed an abomination to Naaman.
   So it is with many readers of The PLAIN TRUTH. They see God teaches a message of literal obedience. They see that it involves unspectacular and unpopular activities like telling the TRUTH in all business and personal dealings, actually coming OUT of this vain, confused world and its mixed-up society, ceasing to live in adultery, keeping holy the days God made holy.
   Their human nature REBELS! They don't want to REPENT of their real sins! How much easier it would be to shake the preacher's hand and "give their heart to the Lord." How much easier to join a worldly "social club" that masquerades under the name of a "church."
   But listen!
   Naaman's servants realized how much he needed deliverance from his trial. They came near and spoke to him quietly: "My father, if the prophet had bid thee to do some GREAT thing, wouldest thou not have done it? How much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?" (II Kings 5:7)
   Finally Naaman got the point. There was no other way to have deliverance. So he OBEYED he literally acted on what God's servant had instructed!
   And he was DELIVERED!
   You who have read The PLAIN TRUTH and heard The WORLD TOMORROW broadcast for years and know that this Work is the voice of God's servants speaking to you today where do YOU stand? Are you afraid to dip your foot in the Jordan? Are you afraid to act on what you know? Do you have the spiritual "guts" and courage to really PROVE one way or the other the spiritual truth and way of life which Jesus Christ is proclaiming through this Work of God today?
   DON'T try to "compromise" with God! As He says in Hosea, He REJECTS those who reject the precious knowledge which He alone can reveal.

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