Mr. Attorney General Of California: You Cannot Shut These Doors Opened To Me For World Travel To Proclaim The Gospel!
With ALL DUE RESPECT Mr. Attorney General, I am under orders from a far higher authority — one who says you can't stop me.
To me, the Supreme Authority, the living Jesus Christ, says, "Go ye into all the world and proclaim my Gospel Message." He says He is the Supreme One who has opened before me the doors, and no man can shut!
Just how important is this to the Supreme Authority above all? For our time now — late in the 20th century — He says, "This Gospel of the Kingdom of God shall be preached in all the world for a witness, to all nations, and then shall the end [of this world's civilization] come."
No other is taking this Gospel Message of the imminent WORLD-RULING Kingdom of God into all the world. In 1900 years that Message has not gone out to the whole world!
The Supreme Authority says you cannot shut the doors He has opened before me!
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S VIEW Just how have you, Mr. Attorney General, viewed my Great Commission, going into all the world with that all-important announcement of the coming world-ruling GOVERNMENT?
Without checking in a peaceful manner to learn WHY I have been going into all the world, you listened to the dissident, expelled ex-members of the Worldwide Church of God. You assumed that these arduous missions worldwide were mere pleasure trips — "siphoning off millions of dollars every year to my own personal account." You accepted, without first checking, the testimony of expelled former members. Through your actions, severe and irreparable damage was done to the Work of the living GOD!
In the first place, had you checked, you would have found that these globe-girding travels obeying the Great Commission from Christ, were allocated the smallest amount on the Worldwide Church of God annual budget — less than $1 million per year! Yet it was necessary that I take along with me a team required for holding many series of public meetings before large audiences on various continents of the earth.
Opening the door to such public meetings were invitations for private audiences with many heads of state — kings, emperors, presidents, prime ministers. I have been given highest honors by the governments of foreign nations.
I have been the first — and so far as I know only — religious leader from the world of Christianity to be invited as the honored guest of the Communist People's Republic of China, to speak to large audiences this Message from the Supreme "Unseen Strong Hand from Somewhere" at the Chinese capital. My party and I were the honored guests of that largest-population nation on earth.
The Higher Authority I serve has said that in so doing, I or any others serving Him, would suffer the indignities of severe persecution — even from the high sources of this world. Jesus Christ said that if they had persecuted Him they would persecute us who follow and obey Him.
Not realizing what you were doing, you have allowed yourself to be snared into this major-scale persecution of the entire Church of God — and, as a test case, your start on a campaign to take over, own, control and manage the affairs of ALL CHURCHES!
I know that IN IGNORANCE you have done this. You allowed yourself to be misled by ex-members. Had you come to us in peace, seeking the background of the Worldwide Church of God and its world-girding operations, we would have given you the fullest cooperation and told you the PLAIN TRUTH. We have so cooperated with every other government agency that has sought the true facts.
Forces of the Roman government persecuted Jesus Christ — finally put Him to death to pay for your sins, Mr. Attorney General, and mine. You have allowed yourself to be snared into fighting against this Higher Authority! I shall do as the Head of the Church admonishes: "Pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." I shall pray for your enlightenment, and that you may be forgiven by the Higher Power! I would like to take you with me into the soon-coming Kingdom of God!
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